Spring Lookbook 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Santa Maria Novella and Father's Day!

I have been hearing a lot about this line and wanted to check it out. Santa Maria Novella is one of the world's oldest pharmacies in Florence. Now it has homes in Bal Harbour, LA, and NYC among others. The LA location is on Melrose. Super chic and reminds me of being in Italy. Read more about it here. While I was initially looking for myself, I stumbled upon great gifts for my husband for Father's Day. What woman doesn't want her husband smelling Italian? 2 birds, 1 stone. More on Father's Day below:)

Here is the original in Florence:

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

Los Angeles Location

Here are some of my favorite things from this store: The Jasmine/Gelsomino cologne and honeysuckle cologne. See all of the fragrances here.

via Olivia Palermo's blog

Father's Day ideas:

santa maria novella men's soap

santa maria novella sandalwood aftershave

I am packaging these up with some sports gear and calling the Father's Day gift a success! p.s. here are some cute Father's Day Cards from the kids on Etsy:

comic book style dad

Father's Day Card. Any Ocassion card. Blank Card. For Him.

This one needs to be from Ruby:

Father's Day Card - I Love You Thiiiis Much (Girl) - I Love You Card

Father's Day Card - My Favorite Parent

Congratulations on Being Awesome Letterpress Greeting Card - Blue

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Insanely cool bracelets on Etsy..handmade, awesome

I don't know about you but I used to make friendship bracelets like crazy.  There were always some girls that were awesome at it and that was not me.  I love this handmade friendship bracelet with a twist.  Here are more great things from OOAK jewelz:

Neon tangerine friendship bracelet spikes cuff - OOAKjewelz original SS2013 collection - neon bracelet - hippie jewelry - coral bracelet
Neon tangerine friendship bracelet cuff

SS2013 Friendship bracelet cuff Spikes series - Nude spike bracelet - white and gold - nude friendship bracelet - bohemian hippie jewelry
friendship spiked nude cuff 

I am obsessed with this one:

Medium wide ethnic style handembroidered Swarovski & Ribbon bracelet - Native American style - Navajo bracelet in turquoise and coral
Medium wide ethnic style bracelet

Going Camping!!!

We are off on our annual (as of last year!!!) pilgrimage to El Capitan, Santa Barbara to glamp our faces off with 3 children, 2 giant coolers filled with assorted things to cook over an open flame, flashlights, swimsuits, bikes, boogie boards, bug spray, sunscreen and a partridge in a pear tree! You get the idea. This is one of our children's favorite trips of the year. They love camping out, devouring s'mores and basically being on the lamb for a few days. No gadgets, no TV, just a pool, bikes, a beach and a campfire.  We are all in heaven. We don't get a lot of sleep but the memories are amazing. We go with our friends and their kids and it is dreamy. Here is where we are heading:

This is what I will be wearing probably the entire trip:
Beverly Jacobs Camping!

And this to throw over at night when it gets chilly:

Patagonia fleece

Monday, May 20, 2013

Custom Ferragamo's: A Dream Come True!

I love my Ferragamo Varina's. I like the flats because I can literally run in them if I have to, and as a mom and a stylist I am often running. I love the idea of being able to switch up the color scheme.  This is a great idea and I can't wait to customize it up! I wear these with distressed jeans and silk tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, everything really.  They are ladylike and classic and they give you instant polish.

Ferragamo Varina

Custom Vara shoes via Luxury Daily

LOVE these looks: DIY here

Here is me today in my Ferragamo Varina's:

Bag Prada, jacket Zara

A belt to buy now at a fair price..and how to wear

I was in Anthropologie today shopping for a client and stumbled upon this little gem. For $28 you can't go wrong. Put it with any summer dress or romper and you have created instant style for yourself.  Here are the belts and how to wear them:

Beaded Fiesta Belt:

Beaded Fiesta Belt

Beaded Fiesta Belt

How to wear it: I like the blue one with the blue zebra print

Zebra dress 
(no statement necklace needed with the beaded blue belt)

Shine Clapton tunic dress

Gap 1969 denim dress
(Blue or red and black one with her)

Love the look of the black and red belt with a romper:

Type Z Layle Romper

Here is the look:
beaded belt

Givenchy Pandora Messenger bag
Sam Edelman gladiator sandals

beaded belt

AG Pale Blue Isla romper
Givenchy medium pepe pandora messenger bag
Sam Edelman gladiator light gold/bistro sandals
Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 and J Crew Fall/Winter

Here it is my friends: Pantone's Fall 2013 Color report.  Keep these colors in mind for Fall. Come October first I will be pulling out my "Fall" clear bins from the attic and editing and organizing. Anything with these colors will be front and center in my wardrobe. I like to know what's coming so that I can save my money for Fall clothing (which I think is worth investing more in than Spring). I am excited about the Mykonos blue. I am going to wear this color with Carafe colored tall riding boots. I am also happy about the Acai purple. Since I was a little girl I have loved purple and like an excuse to wear it.

I always like to see what J Crew has cooking come Fall.  I feel like J Crew is a good bellwether for what's to come elsewhere in mainstream fashion.  Check it out below the color report:
J Crew Fall 2013 Preview

J Crew Fall 2013

J Crew Fall 2013 via Elbows and Knees:

Elanor Strauss's style and the pink hair

Elanor Strauss is the senior fashion editor at Lucy magazine.  Here are some photos of her great style: (p.s.-pink hair is not for all of us but she looks chic).

via Motilo