Friday Frocks: Skating Right Along

By |January 10th, 2014|Friday Frocks|

ice princessOnly thing a true ice princess needs this winter more than a whimsical skater skirt is a flirty, flippy, skater frock – just ask Michelle Trachtenberg.  This silhouette is especially kind to those who have trim waists but may view their thighs as the type that are thunderous.  It’s also great for someone who’s a bit more straight up and down and looking to add a little volume to her svelte shape.  If you fear this looking too feminine much like Michelle and myself, layer a tough leather jacket on top and slip into a pair of rugged moto boots.  Another option for styling a skater dress is wearing it over a turtleneck or long sleeve tee to give it a 90’s “jumper” look for the winter months.

skater-dresses21. Lover Vee Vee Guipure Chiffon and Lace Dress, 2. Carven Sleeveless Dress, 3. Splendid Stretch Jersey Mini Dress, 4. Faith Connexion Skater Dress, 5. Elizabeth and James Magdalena Dress, 6. Three Dots Crew Neck Dress, 7. Tibi Leopard Pattern Stretch Knit Dress, 8. For Love & Lemons Lulu Dress, 9.MINKPINK The Mini Dress, 10. Matthew Williamson Floral Haze Jacquard andd Silk Dress





Friday Frocks: Last Dance, Last Chance

By |June 7th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

Who doesn’t love the arrival of a bachelorette party?  Half drunk, half dressed, fully armed with embarrassing phallic props.  But let’s suppose for just a moment that you’re like me and the sheer thought of a blowup penis and clip on veil makes you want to call the whole thing off.  It is your duty as a woman on death row to look like a complete and utter hussy on your last night of singledom.  Pretty soon you’ll have to shun the stares of strangers and you’re gonna miss the way that feels, unless, of course, you enjoy watching your husband participate in bar brawls… I actually love the idea of the bride wearing an all white frock, but if you’d like to be less conspicuous or if you’re simply along for the ride, here are a few frock options that are guaranteed to get heads turning– penis whistle or not.

girls night out1. Forever 21 Scuba Knit Cutout Dress, 2. ONE by Kitty Grace Obelisks Dress, 3. Olcay Gulsen Cross Back Tank Dress, 4. Forever 21 Static Cutout Bodycon Dress, 5. Bec & Bridge Reversile Rib V Dress, 6. MINKPINK Fonda Mini Dress, 7. Elizabeth and James Cassandra Dress, 8. Lovers & Friends Get It Floral Lace Dress, 9. Blue Life Short BB Dress, 10. Motel Haily Side Cutout Bodycon Dress

Mazel tov.



Why Did You Wear That: A Good In-Vest-ment

By |June 4th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

Let’s play a little game of word association, shall we?  When I say, “denim vest” what’s the first thing that pops into your pretty little head?  I bet it was a mullet… namely in the form of Billy Ray Cyrus (you know, Miley’s dad).  But forget hoe downs and achey breaky hearts, cause the denim vest is one of this summer’s hot ticket items.  Just like all good things and some ex-boyfriends, denim vests have made a comebeack and here are three cool (and slightly unexpected) ways to wear one.

 Dressed Down Date Night:

1. MINKPINK Wonderland Mini Dress, 2. Mossimo Supply Co. Cropped Denim Vest, 3. Forever 21 Neon Lucite Trimmed Clutch, 4. Calvin Klein Vivian High Heel Sandals

Beach Baby:

bikini denim vest1. ABS Ombre Dip Dyed Denim Vest, 2. Joie Layana Silk Shorts, 3. DosMares Jade Halter Bikini, 4. Yosi Samra Flip Flops

Gal About Town:

1. Levi’s Trucker Studded Denim Vest, 2. MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans, 3. Truly Madly Deeply Tri Blend Slouchy Pocket Tank, 4. Diane von Furstenberg Anette Suede Pumps

Don’t break my heart, buy a vest.



Friday Frocks: Festival Ready

By |April 12th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

bohemianWhether you’re planning on getting down and dirty at a music festival or just bopping around town running errands this weekend, there is no better time than now to channel your inner Stevie Nicks.  You know she’s been itching to get out.  The look is effortlessly feminine with just a little bit of edge.  Take it easy with the footwear, opting for flat sandals or suede booties and leave hair loose and tousled.  Layer long necklaces and don’t be afraid to load on the bangles.

dresses for coachella1. Free People Love Bird Dress, 2.Forever 21 Floral Lace Strapless Hi Lo Dress, 3. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Reversible Plunging Neckline Dress, 4. Vanessa Bruno Printed Silk Georgette Dress, 5. Young Fabulous & Broke Dalls Drizzle Stripe Dress, 6. MINKPINK Bohemian Mini Dress, 7. Skaist-Taylor Sydney Beaded Cotton Gauze Dress, 8. Ecote Knit Halter Maxi Dress, 9. Urban Renewal Drop Waist Knit Dress, 10. Forever 21 Boho Lace Dress (ditch the belt)

Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice… and it all comes down to you.



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Why Did You Wear That: Suits, No Ties.

By |April 4th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

You know what I love almost as much/more/I can’t decide than lingerie?  Swimsuits.  Know why?  ‘Cause it’s like underwear that you can wear in public.  Who doesn’t like beating the heat poolside wearing a barely there fashion statement?  And why else have you been going to the gym?  Oh right, for cardiovascular health, of course. Whatever, you totally do it to counterbalance those Girl Scout cookies.  You’re not fooling anyone.   Not that it matters because swimsuit season is upon us and you’re just going to have to come to terms with that.

This season’s swimwear is strongly reflective of spring trends. Colorblocking, graphic black and white, midriff tops, fringe, and cutouts are all staples for the catwalk as well as the boardwalk.  And while I still stand firm that less is more when it comes to bikini bottom coverage, there are cuts and shapes for all body types.

Be Bold in Black & White:

black and white bikinisRed Carter Glitter Bomb One Piece, Herve Leger Bandeau Bikini, Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Triangle Bikini, Norma Kamali Shane One Piece, Karla Colletto Stripe Monokini

Collect the Fringe Benefits:

fringed swimwear

Vitamin A Tulum Bikini Top and Bottoms, OndadeMar Fringed Triangle Bikini Top and Java Bikini Bottoms, Thayer Lace Up Bandeau Bikini Top and Brazilian Bikini Bottoms, L*Space Stardust Fringe One Piece, Luli Fama Cosita Buena Fringe Bikini Top and Wavy Bottoms

Get Crafy with Cut Outs:

cutout bikinis bathing suitsTori Praver Lili Bikini Top and Bottom, Agent Provocateur Kristie Braided Cutout Swimsuit, L*Space Sensual Solids Le Chic Bikini Top and Estella Bottom, T by Alexander Wang Bandeau Top and T Bikini Bottoms, Vitamin A Siren Wrap Bikini Top and Chloe Triple Braid Bikini Bottom

Go Long:

Zimmerman Clique Perforated BikiniMara Hoffman Rainbow Printed Bikini, Beach Riot Farrow Bikini Top and Bottom, MINKPINK Florence Frill Bikini Top and Bottom, Amore & Sorvete Belle Top and Bottoms

Block It Like It’s Hot:

colorblock bikinis Seea Leucadia Reversible Bikini Top and BottomDosMares Galena Bandeau Bikini, VPL Malaga Insertion Bikini Top and BottomShakuhachi Ultra Neon Colorblock Bikini, Marc by Marc Jacobs Pleated Maillot

Sorry, Timberlake, the only suit I will be wearing is that of the “swim” variety.



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