Saturday, February 9, 2013

Madewell, Zara and the Gap: What to rush out and buy

There are treasures to be found right now at Madewell, The Gap and Zara. My close friend Misha came to town from Santa Barbara and her close friend from Houston, Ali, of Daughter in Law Diaries. We had lunch at True Food Kitchen and then we hit Madewell, The Gap and Zara.  Here are some things we found and how to wear them.  

The List of must haves:
1. The Blazer: Madewell charade blazer



This is Misha (who looks like a French goddess in this outfit and glasses!) at Madewell Santa Monica.


Charade Blazer
Madewell charade blazer


This is me in the sunglasses that Misha is wearing by Raen:


2. The Beaded mini skirt from Zara:

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This skirt fits perfectly, it is a bit heavy but really looks great on. It looks designer and is a fair price!


3. Gap ballet flats:

These flats fit like a glove, are cut right for most feet and with the on-line discount are under $30.  I have in every fun color (no neutrals; they look cheaper--if you buy a neutral or black flat make it an investment). PS--Important: Go half to a full size smaller--I had to put insoles in my 8.5's!

Here is me in the flats. These are my Valentine's Day flats!



Gap flats

4. Gap colorful jeans:

the new skimmer. the must-have denim length skims just above the ankle in new 1969 colors and prints.

Love these Gap skimmer printed jeans; be sure to take a closer look--they are gorg!:


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and these...


1969 Destructed skimmer jeans

5. An affordable, buttery soft leather Gap tote: In so many great colors!


Here is a Lookbook with some of these items in the mix: 

Zara and Madewell
Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

Nina Ricci netted heel sandal
Clare Vivier Foldover clutch
Faux leather pyramid stud bracelet
Stella McCartney Retro Cat's Eye sunglasses

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ojai Valley

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is my favorite close to LA get away. It is an hour and a half door to door and once you walk through the doors of this Spanish Style paradise you feel a world away. Here are some photos and what to pack:



Daytime by the pool:

Ojai valley
Beverly Jacobs Lookbook

The evenings in Ojai are freezing and it's important to be warm and comfortable at all times. Dinner is casual here:
Ojai valley
Beverly Jacobs Lookbook

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentines Day!

If money grew on trees this is exactly what I would wear for Valentines Day. It feels like something Dorris Day would have worn! At least it is on sale...scroll on down for some affordable Valentine's goodness.

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Emily Wickstead Elliot pleated back dress

They even have jackets that match!!!



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Emily Wickstead Rubean Wool-crepe swing jacket

Fun and affordable for Valentines day:

Gap ballet flats
Hearts Bandana
Madewell Hearts bandana

Note: You wear this as a mini scarf around your neck like this:

Hermes petite silk twill scarf 



Heart Print PJ set

xoxoxoxo The Wardrobe Curator

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cutest Rain boots ever

Today it was a little rainy here in LA. This is a special occasion! I raced to my closet to put on my Aigle rain boots. I love the chance to break them out (even if it is light ocean mist)--those of you in Seattle like Stephmodo must live in them! Here are some Loeffler Randall boots to up your rainy day look: No one else will have these bad boys at preschool drop-off! 
LR Rain slip-on
 LR Rain Slip-on boot (in navy, Mini Lynx print, and black)

Here are some gorg French rain boots (those of you who live in a rainy place can put this under your "investment" category!

Le Chameau 'Chasseur' Rain Boot (Women)Le Chameau 'Chasseur' Rain Boot (Women)
Le Chameau 'Chasseur' Rain boot

Here are my Aigle boots below. I love every color and these boots are a little more interesting than your standard. 




Saturday Casual


I am getting a lot of milage out of this Forever 21 shirt.  This is Saturday casual--basketball game and low key date night. Joes colored jeans (in deep teal), moto boots, Hermes(inspired!)cuff--a gift from a friend--and clutch to hold cell phone, credit card and camera. 
These boots are Sam Edelman Moto boots from last year

Rings Rings Rings: The high the low




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This picture of Camille Miceli, Dior jewelry designer got me thinking about rings earlier this year. Here are some of my fancy favorites available now:
Saint Laurent Saint Laurent 
Oscar de la Renta 

1. Saint Laurent Arty gold plated glass Ring in pink
2. Saint Laurent Arty gold plated glass Ring in blue
3. Oscar de la renta 22 K gold plated glass Ring 
4. Dezo by Sara Beltran Garnet cuff Ring

More to love:

1. Ariel Gordon Snake Ring
2. Blanca Monroz Gomez Oval Bezel Ring

Picture of Rings via favorite Le Catch:


Some look for less options:



1. Textured Oval stone ring (Sorry Saint Laurent, but for $7.50 too good to pass up)
2. Oval stone cluster ring


Isabella Collection Goldplated Black and Brown Crystal Snake Ring
1. Aldo Buenventura Ring (this bends with your finger and looks super cool on. For $10 you can't lose.
2. Aldo Fe Ring
3. Isabella Collection Goldplated Black and brown crystal snake   ring

More under $100:
Bita Pourtavoosi Turquoise Howlite Jeweled Mola RingBita Pourtavoosi Jeweled Mola Chunk Ring
Tat2 Designs Black Ceramic Gold Coin and Crystal RingMelinda Maria Titus Ring
1. Turquoise Howlite Jeweled Mola Ring
2. Bita Pourtavoosi Jeweled Mola Chunk Ring
3. Melina Maria Titus Ring
4. Tat2 Designs Black Ceramic Gold Coin and crystal Ring
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Lapis RingLisa Stewart Turquoise Oval RingSandy Hyun Blue Pyramid Stud RingRobyn Rhodes Gold and Jade Drusilla Ring

Alvina Abramova Spike Stella RingAllison Daniel Wax Carved Oval Ring
1. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Lapis Ring
2. Lisa Stewart Turquoise Oval Ring
3. Sandy Hyun Blue Pyramid Stud Ring
4. Robyn Rhodes Gold and Jade Drusilla Ring
5. Alvina Abramova Spike Stella Ring
6. Allison Daniel Wax Carved Oval Ring


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