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iconic ikat

29 Jun

We’re loving one of this summer’s trends: ikat {pronounced “ee-kot”) . I had no idea what ikat actually meant, but it didn’t really matter because it looks good and I like it!

However, after wanting to learn something new today, I learned ikat is a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving.

We found some home and fashion finds so you, too, can have a little ikat in your life.

IKAT TO SPICE YOUR WARDROBE

1. Marisa Wide Leg Pants in Ikat, Ann Taylor LOFT {$65}
2. Bright Ikat Butterfly Cover-Up, Echo {$48}
3. Poketo Ikat Scarf, Poketo {$24}
4. Soludos Pico Flat Espadrille, Shopbop {$42}
5. Toms Cenna Sandal, Nordstrom {$68.95}
6. Kushcush Bali Bikini, Shopbop {$75 and $71}
7. Ella Moss Ikat Maxi Dress, Shopbop {$188}
8. Sequin Ikat Medium Enamel Bangle, Nordstrom {$30}
9. Ikat Print Sunglasses, Topshop {$32}
10. Wild Ikat Chino Short, J. Crew {$59.50}
11. Boni Beach bag by Roberta Roller Rabbit, Piperlime {$67.99}
12. Haute Hippie Silk Peasant Dress, Nordstrom {$395}

IKAT FOR THE HOME

1. Ikat Table Runner, Pinterest
{I don’t know where to find these runners, so if anyone knows, please fill me in. I love the way they are used at each place setting, rather than 1 long runner down the length of the table}
2. Armless Upholstered Slipper Accent Chair, Target
3. Iman Ikat Pillow Cover, Stitched Nestings on Etsy {$45}
4. Ikat Ogee Linen Window Panel, West Elm {$69-$84}
5. Ikat Placemats and Napkins, Neiman Marcus {$45-$60}
6. Ikat Nesting Bowls Set of 3, C. Wonder {$58}
7. Ikat Dot Organic Sheet Set, Pottery Barn Teen {$32.50-$119.00}
8. Ipanema Ikat Slanted Party Tub, World Market {$13.99}
9. Ikat Picture Frames, Dana Gibson {$55-$65}
10. Ikat Medallion Drum Lampshade, StudioJOTA on Etsy {$99.95}

{images via Nordstrom, LOFT, Echo, Poketo, Shopbop, Topshop, Piperlime, PinterestTargetNeiman Marcus, World Market, C. Wonder, West ElmPottery Barn Teen, Studio Jota, Stitched Nestings, Dana Gibson}

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fashion week {fall}

24 Feb

Happy Fashion Friday!

Last week, we needed to refer back to the NY Spring Fashion Week held in September. We are a little excited about dressing for Spring {and a little sick of the cold, snowy weather}!

Now, we are ready to reflect on Fall fashion shown this month at the NY Fall Fashion Week. Gorgeous, simple, geometric and lots of black/dark colors. Happy dressing for 2012 everyone!

Tory Burch

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BCBG Maxazria

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Carolina Herrera

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{images via NY Fashion Week}

fashion week {spring}

17 Feb

In celebration of New York Fashion Week taking place this past week, we felt an urge to post some fierce fashion on this Fashion Friday!

Although fashion week showcased Fall fashion this week, we are anticipating the “warm weather light” at the end of this “cold weather winter tunnel”! Here are some of the spring fashions highlighted at the Spring Fashion Week this past September. Spring … we are ready for you and all your fashion glory!

Tory Burch

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Jenny Packham

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Vivienne Tam

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{images via NY Fashion Week}

grace with lace

28 Oct

Black lace – it’s chic, sexy, classy and modern, and never goes out of style. Rock your black lace this Halloween weekend or the upcoming holiday season.

Dreaming about this Nina Ricci Lace & Radzimir dress.


left to right starting with the top row:
Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Lace-Inset Dolman Sweater Dress: $54, Hawthorn Lace Top by Patterson J. Kincaid, Piperlime: $118, Nordstrom HUE Baroque Lace Net Tights, $18, Nanette Lepore ‘Sin Zin’ Lace Applique Skirt, Nordstrom: $298, MM Couture Lace Mini dress, Piperlime: $78,  In Your Lace Top, Modcloth: $32.99, American Apparel El Salvador Lace Tee: $30, Glint ‘Trio’ Peep Toe Bootie, Nordstrom: $99.95

Don’t forget about the little girl in your life. These lace rompers from Baby Lace Rompers are absolutely adorable. I want one for my little girl.  

{images via American Apparel, NordstromUrban Outfitters, Piperlime, Modcloth and Baby Lace Rompers}

wedding dress inspiration from new york fashion week

14 Sep

On this Wedding Wednesday, we’re swooning over designer collections from fashion week…and we think designs and details from the RTW collections would make a beautiful transition from runway to aisle. Pay attention you 2012 brides…

Christian Siriano

Jason Wu

Derek Lam

Marchesa

Lela Rose

Oscar de la Renta

Tadashi Shoji

{images via Elle and OneWed}

made in new york city

12 Aug

I was recently at a fashion event at Red Sky Ranch Golf Course with my mother-in-law and was introduced to a designer {ok, not the real designer, but the designers products} and I liked what I saw. So much so, that I’m sharing this with you. 

Michelle Vale. If your not familiar, get familiar. Her pieces are made in New York City and her customized interchangeable hardware components, high quality Italian leathers, suede, and exotic fabrics on the interior and exterior of her bags are fabulous. The brand as she says, will be established in the details.

Below are a few of my favorite handbags from the up-and-coming designer…

Arabesque Exotic

Fossil Balance Tote

Entrechat 3 in 1 Convertible

{images via Polyvore and Michelle Vale}

googoo gaga balenciaga

3 Jun

Fashion Fridays! Check our blog every Friday for fabulous fashionista tips …

After shopping in New York recently, I fell in love with gorgeous leather Balenciaga bags at all the fabulous NY stores – so sheek, so colorful, so fresh, and so under-appreciated. I never see anyone carry Balenciaga bags around town – they are very rare amongst the sea of many other designer handbags I see on our shoulders and arms every day. These bags can be classic and understated to complement your outfit, or stand out as your outfit’s pop of color. They are comfortable to wear on your shoulder or stylishly on your forearm. I love that they are simple, yet eye-catching, and don’t have a dominant brand logo anywhere. I think the gold plated spokes are just fabulous too!

You can purchase oringinal Balenciaga bags at select retailers around the country, but I suggest Balenciaga directly on their website or Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan. Of course I love the original from the designer (shown as the top 2 bags) which start at around $1800, but if that is not in your budget, you can find a perfect look-a-like at Fleur de Lis (shown as the bottom 3 bags) for $62.

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{images via Fleur de lis, balenciaga.com, shoppingandinfo.com, pursepage.com}