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Home for the Holidays

It’s been months since I last posted, but there are so many great things for this holiday season I wish to share with you guys. I just can’t stay away any longer! So, look out for some ah-mazing posts to come and Happy Cyber Monday!

Chanel Winter 2011

Daily Obsession for June 6, 2011

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Simone Dress

I apologize that I have been totally slacking on my posts lately! So, today’s obsession item I found while searching for dresses to take on vacation to Cabo San Lucas next week. I adore this longer colorful Simone dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs! It’s on trend with the mid shin length, which I love, and perfectly flowy in a light silk material. It comes with a matching silk belt that is removable if you choose. Marc Jacobs is one of my fashion lovers, and to me he can do no wrong! Pair this adorable dress with a bright clutch and a pair of espadrille wedges for a gorgeous summer ensemble.

Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet Needle

I’m sure we all have that sweater, pair of socks, or scarf that our grandmas knitted us when we were young, but this hot summer trend doesn’t come from your granny’s crochet needle! I’m loving the new hippie chic crochet style pieces in stores right now. I just received the cute neon green crochet TOMS slip-ons from their summer collection, in the mail today. They are bohemian and breezy and I think definitely obsession worthy! Check out the spring, summer, and resort collections of your favorite designers, there are most likely some crochet inspired pieces. You can find this trend in tons of different items like jewelery, clothing, hair accessories, and hats. It’s absolutely on point for summer!

Daily Obsession for May 12, 2011

The moment I saw this jacket I was obsessed! Being hot pink fuchsia, it’s an updated interpretation of the classic blazer. It has a slightly relaxed style, yet it’s still tailored for a feminine fit. Rebecca Minkoff has always been known for her edgy yet elegant handbags, though recently she has expanded her designs to apparel and shoes. My favorite thing about her pieces is that she always picks the most luxurious materials, fabrics, and textures. The Becky Jacket is right on cue being made of a sumptuous silk crepe, which is one of my absolute favorite fabrics to wear. I think this piece is the perfect little jacket for a summer night out. If you love this blazer as much as I do, you can find it at saks.com or rebeccaminkoff.com. You can pair it with a cute summer dress or even a tied silk blouse and skinny jeans.

Daily Obsession for May 9, 2011

Today I am totally obsessed with these Natalia Skimmer ballet flats by French Sole fs/ny. Not only are they made out of the softest buttery leather, they also come in every cute pastel color you can think of. They are absolutely perfect for the Spring and Summer months ahead. You can find them here at shopbop.com. The label French Sole  fs/ny, is a part of Shopbop’s newest ONE by collection. Developed as a curated collection of exceptional pieces, ONE by is home to standout items that represent the top of their categories—the very best shoes, clothing, and accessories. I think these darling pastel shoes are certainly exceptional, don’t you? You truly can’t go wrong with a simple classic ballet flat. I don’t even know which color I would choose, they are all so gorgeous!

To Tie-dye For

I can’t get enough of Spring and Summer fashion, especially the bright and the colorful. That’s why I simply die for these Bougainvillea Tassel sandals in tie-dyed tropical flower hues! They are made of soft and supple leather and the slight wedge gives them an extra oomph. I can picture myself wearing them with a flowy maxi dress or a bohemian top and cut-off shorts. You can find them here at anthropologie.com if you love them too. I think they are certainly to tie-dye for! 

God Save McQueen

God Save McQueen!  Catherine Middleton in the Royal Wedding, one of the most watched and most talked about events of my lifetime, wore British label Alexander McQueen! After months of speculation, rumors, and countless attempts to solve the mystery of who the royal bride would wear, the dress has finally been revealed. Kate looked absolutely stunning in her long-sleeved, ivory lace and satin gown, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen. “Alexander McQueen’s designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes,” Burton said in an interview with the Press Association. “I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design, we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day.” Indeed, they certainly did. She could have worn any dress by any designer in the world, but I think she made the right decision, don’t you? It is estimated that Kate’s McQueen design is worth more than $83,000! I’m sure well worth the price.

Now here are the fabulous details I’m sure you are dying to know:

The fabrics: “French Chantilly lace was combined with English Cluny lace to be hand-worked in the Irish Carrickmacross needlework tradition.” The most delicate and luxurious fabrics with a British touch.

The design: “Individual flowers have been hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.” A design full of tradition combined with modernity.

The jewels: “[The earrings] are diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.  Inspiration for the design comes from the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves.” Only the best for the future Queen.

The shoes: “The wedding shoes have made hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.” Extravagance down to every small detail.

The veil: “The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers… and held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen.” Who doesn’t love Cartier or a tiara?

The hair: The royal bride opted for a natural “demi-chignon,” styled by James Pryce from Kate’s favorite salon, Richard Ward of Chelsea, London. A flawless style no doubt.

Comparisons have been made between Kate and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. I can see the similarities, both classic beauties, both with excellent fashion sense. Here is a picture of Grace of her wedding day wearing a similar design. I think it’s safe to say we do indeed have a new Grace Kelly among us. Catherine Middleton did not disappoint, she looked absolutely stunning. Congratulations to happy couple William and Kate!