Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring Dresses and How to Wear them Casually

I love to see a woman in a dress during the day. It is feminine and beautiful and it shows that she has taken care in her appearance.  I wear dresses a lot in the Spring and Summer. With sandals and a tote it looks casual but very polished, yet simple. Here are some dresses that I love:

dresses

1. Candela Khalis dress
2. Thakoon Addition tie front shirt dress
3. H and M Dress 
(this literally sold out in 1 day online but look for it in stores)
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1. Isabel Marant Marine dress (call to order)
2. Steven Alan Chandler dress
dresses
1. Steven Alan Estella dress
2. Ulla Johnson bella dress

dresses
1. Steven Alan Shane dress
2. Knit stripe Sedona dress
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Shoes and accessories:
1. Alexander Wang studded rocco bag
2. Isabel Marant studded leather cuff
3. Rebecca Minkhoff Bettina in silver sandals
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Shoes and Accessories:
1. Lizzie Fortunato Gold Mmulet II necklace
2. Rachel Comey punctured tote
3. Ray ban classic Wayfarer sunglasses
3. Chloe two tone leather sandals

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Head Wraps and Harvey Nichols

I love this look of a scarf around the head. It is very French and I remember my mother wearing scarves this way in photos from the 70's. LOVE! Harvey Nichols (London) is always cutting edge and a great place for us Americans to check out what's going on over the pond! 

IT'S A WRAP


More scarves to love:


scarves
Top left clockwise:
1. Kenzo printed twill silk scarf
2. Alexander McQueen silk blend scarf
3. Givenchy printed twill silk scarf
4. Peter Pilotto scarf

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shorts

Shorts remind me of Spring time and being a kid. I used to get so excited for the first day that my mom would let me wear shorts (usually in April I would break them out). I would often freeze in my new shorts but I have always known that fashion at times requires discomfort of one kind or another! Here are some of my favorite shorts this season and how to put the look together.  xo
Also I have updated my Spring Lookbook 2013 so check it out here!

Shorts to love:
shorts
Clockwise from top left:
1. J Crew 9 inch chino shorts
2. J Crew pleated in nautical stripe shorts
3. American Eagle artist twill bermuda shorts
4. J Crew 9 inch chino shorts


More fun shorts:
shorts
Clockwise from top left:
1. Michael Kors Ikat print matte-sateen shorts (these are crazy $$ so look for less these!)
2. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Printed cotton-blend shorts
3. GO silk shorts
4. Anthropologie Space dye cargo shorts

In a Lookbook:
shorts
1. J Crew Eyelet top
2. Lizzie Fortunato bracelet
3. Karen Walker Number 6 sunglasses
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs leather wedge sandal

More Lookbooks (click on my Lookbook link for sources)
Shorts
Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

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Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

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Beverly Jacobs Spring 2013 Lookbook

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bracelet obsessions

Here are some bracelets that I love right now:
bracelets
Clockwise from the top left:
1. Lizzie Fortunato Scale in gunmetal bracelet
2. Lizzie Fortunato Sacred Valley in Blue Goldstone bracelet
3. Julie Bracelet
4. Pisa horn cuff
5. Isabel Marant Studded leather cuff bracelet
6. Isabel Marant Wide Multi bead bracelet

Haute Seconds Santa Monica: The Only Way to Resale

I don't know about you but I have been to consignment stores where after picking through my items with rubber gloves they look at me with a cats-bottom sort of face and say, "No thank you." This always hurts my feelings a little bit because someone's gonna love those Tory Burch giant logo ballet flats, right??? Haute Seconds in Santa Monica is the opposite of snobby, too good for YOUR stuff kind of place.  Loaded to the gills with Chloe scalloped ballet flats, Lanvin, Chanel, Givenchy, Joie, Vince, Ray Ban's; it is a great place to walk in with $200 and walk out with a bag of treasures. They also aren't super picky about what they take and as long as they think someone might buy it they generously accept your things.  Voila!  I just purchased a new with tags J Crew cashmere collection sweater for $49 and a Calypso cashmere long flowy wrap for $60 AND a leather bomber for $60.  A fair price and a win win.  Here are some photos of what I grabbed (It almost felt like stealing!)Locals check it out!

Haute Seconds Wilshire and Harvard

J Crew collection cashmere cardigan (perfect to throw over a tank or t-shirt)
Hudson acid washed jeans, APC canvas anchor tote, Gap V neck tee

Calypso St. Barth long cashmere sweater in light heather grey and silver: This is perfect for day or evening over spring/summer clothes:

Beautiful buttery soft leather bomber jacket; fits like a glove, barely worn:

Easter Weekend


I hope you had a lovely Easter or Passover.  Here are some shots from our Easter. We left a trail of carrots for the bunny, cooked up a ham and cheesy potato feast and had an egg hunt with some friends. Lots of fun and great memories:







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