April 28, 2011

look of the day

very representative of my outfit today... (though i am still waiting for santa or the toothfairy or the easter bunny or SOMEONE to bring me my very own PS1.... and lets be honest, the flats im sporting aint lanvin ;)

1. textile elizabeth & james
2. alc
3. j brand
4. gucci
5. proenza schouler
6. lanvin

elle macpherson does sunshine

so pretty.

photos via photosdemode

April 20, 2011

springtime at zara (and crushing disappointment)

you can not believe my disappointment when a) i realized that zara STILL does not have online shopping capabilities (i mean, what IS that?? this is 2011! this is pure insanity!) and b) the century city zara sales girl told me that they were completely sold out of my size in this jacket at all california zara stores.  its almost difficult for me to go to the mall to visit the zara store because i am so sure that i am just going to be let down when they dont have any of the cute stuff i saw online.  bleh.  anyway - here are some of my favorites on the zara site right now (not guaranteed to be available to anyone in stores though).


obsessed with this dress... image via the incredibly talented vanessa jackman.


first of all, i think its time to invest in a playsuit.  this one - by malene birger - is the epitome of adorable.  i want to be wearing it right this second with a long flowy skirt while drinking a pimm's cup on a rolling lawn somewhere waiting for a picnic to be set up.  oh, and obviously i would be wearing a wide brimmed hat too.  a girl can dream...

secondly, if you dont already count a leather harness among the accessories found in your closet, maybe you should consider this one by lanvin.  i mean, every girl needs one.

1. by malene birger
2. christian louboutin
3. 3.1 phillip lim
4. katharine hamnett
5. lanvin
6. chloe
7. j. crew
8. lanvin

April 19, 2011

khloe kardashian's kloset

as featured on elle.com in collaboration with the coveteur, khloe kardashian's shoe closet.  jealous much? yes, yes i am.

April 10, 2011

inching towards summer

two and a half months til my summer trip to itlay, amsterdam, and turkey... already starting to pack my bags (in my mind). 

1. wildfox
2. current/elliott
3. tibi
4. cutler and gross
5. vivienne westwood
6. giuseppe zanotti


was what i called 'elephants' when i was a little girl.  'want' is what i call this elephant belt featured in the tibi campaign... where does one acquire such a 'want' i wonder??

my mom, the style icon

my mom blowing out her birthday candles on her 26th birthday 
april 9, 1977

in what seems like a fateful turn of events, i stumbled upon a book called 'my mom style icon' when i was at sugar paper in the brentwood country mart looking for a card for my mom for her 60th birthday.  i say fateful because i had just spent a week looking through all of my mom's old photo albums and scanning pictures of her to use for a slideshow (that ended up being a display instead...).  the book is based on piper weiss' blog, my mom, the style icon, which ties in so perfectly to my experience the last week with my mom's old photos.  in honor of my mom's 60th birthday, which we celebrated last night in san diego with her wonderful friends and family, i am putting up some of my favorite images of my mom.  happy birthday mom, i love you very much xo

and the display that was set up at my mom's birthday dinner last night... the big 6-0!

April 8, 2011


i want these shades:

photo via photos de mode

and besides, i need a new pair to replace these ones, that are now either at the bottom of the pacific ocean just off the coast of lanai or being worn by some lucky fellow who found them washed ashore.

leopard and paisley

thanks to elements of style blog for the tip... these leopard shorts by alix of bohemia are so necessary.  adorable.

April 7, 2011

a ring

i love this engagement ring featured on stylemepretty (equally love the bride's cowboy boots and dress - gotta love them texans ;)  its not that often that a ring really catches my eye, but this one is so different from other ones i've seen, and the photograph (by anne marie photography) captures it so well.