Spring Lookbook 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

LOVE the Outnet..Some favorites

The Outnet is like going to your favorite outlet center without having to fight the tour busses, crowds, riots, etc.  Here are some great things for fair prices: These things are all super unique and interesting investment items.

Lamé-front wool cardigan by Rochas
Rochas Lame front wool cardigan

Belted fine-knit dress by McQ Alexander McQueen
McQ Alexander McQueen dress (great price!)

Cable-knit wool cardigan by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney sweater

This IRO jacket is such an amazing price:
Dorsey metallic cotton-blend tweed jacket by IRO

Metallic-flecked wool  sweater by Rochas
Rochas sweater

Woven dropped-waist dress by Marni
marni dress

LOVE this clutch

Valorie glitter-finished clutch  by Anya Hindmarch
Anya Hindmarch clutch

Bauble textured-leather clutch by Anya Hindmarch
Anya Hindmarch clutch

Malibu Pier

This past week I went to the Malibu pier for a farewell luncheon for a good friend here in L.A. It was such a beautiful, simple setting and the food is delicious. It comes from the Larry Thorne Family Farm in Malibu.

Malibu Farm: Located at the end of the pier

The Pier:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beautiful Dresses by Ted Baker

These are some of my favorites from Ted Baker.  These dresses are cut beautifully and look unique, expensive and flattering.  

This one is gorgeous--

ted baker hennee printed pleated dress
Ted Baker Fernola embellished neck dress

Ted Baker temberl beaded bow tunic

lace detail dress

lace dress

contrast shoulder dress

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A pop of color for the price of a salad at The Ivy

I love this fun punch of color. You can throw this yellow coat on and instantly add a pop to your wardrobe. Put it with some of your investment items and it looks like Chloe. 

yellow coat
bow knot coat
APC leopard hoodie (love this with the hood out over the yellow)
pour la victorie nouveau leather clutch (GREAT sale price)
Isabel marant bracelet
ariel gordon signet ring
rag and bone navy Harrow leather boot (I am feeling matchy!!!)
cheap monday second skin jeans

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What to buy your husband for Christmas!

Men can be hard to shop for.  For my husband this year I am doing mostly clothing and a few gadgets, toiletries, ect. My husband's stack on Christmas morning is always bigger than the kids. He has never openly discussed this but I know that he likes a giant Christmas, probably because it makes him feel like a kid again (and his mom is amazing and did/does the best Christmas gif- giving ever). Here are some ideas for your husband.  

1.  The skinny tie. The slim suit is super chic and needs a slim tie to go with it:

theory roadster tie in luster silk (I love this grey and the blue)

2.  Flattering sweat pants...I know do we really want to encourage this? It is inevitable so make them chic!
Theory Lytes pant

3. A great throw over jacket:

Nuclear arcteryx jacket

4.  A few great button downs

Steven Alan single needle shirt

Brushed twill shirt in horizontal stripe
j crew brushed twill shirt

5. Kick around shoes

New balance M99bg sneaker

6. Simple, chic sunglasses
 Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' 50mm Polarized Sunglasses
Ray Ban classic Wayfarer 50mm polarized sunglasses

7. A great cologne

Tom Ford Oud Wood cologne

8. Fancy toothpaste (this is a fun stocking stuffer)

Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste by Marvis from Aidan Gill for Men
Marvis toothpaste

9. A Velvet jacket for going out (this looks great with a t-shirt or a button down, jeans--(take off that pocket square)
Club monaco velvet blazer

10. Cool, patterned socks:

Skinny-Striped Socks - Club Monaco Socks - Club MonacoRibbed Contrast Socks - Club Monaco Socks - Club MonacoMedium Dot Sock - Club Monaco Socks - Club MonacoSteven Striped Sock - Club Monaco Socks - Club Monaco
Club Monaco socks

11.  Farmers Market Bag

West Elm market bag

13. Great fit t-shirt
rag and bone t-shirt

14. Perfect fit slim jeans:

J Brand Tyler slim jeans

15. A Great Hoodie:

Cardigan Alex Zip Up Hoodie
Alex zip up hoodie

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Club Party

I have always wanted to have a book club that met four times a year (once per month is way more of a commitment than I can possibly make). I rounded up some moms from school and am so excited to get together with school friends. This time of year is crazy; volunteer heavy, Santa's workshop going full force, so I opted to order food from Clementine. Clementine is the source of all homemade goodness in L.A. I went crazy at Whole Foods with the flowers and arranged up a storm, bought some good fromage and am good to go.  

The Hour d'oeuvres and dessert source: If you live in L.A. you must run not walk here. Clementine:

Some of the preparations:
My cart at Whole Foods

Merry Christmas! xo