Setting the Mood: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Again.

By |October 8th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

90s grunge styleThe 90’s: a decade I can get behind.  Rather than leaving us with treasures like bad perms. legwarmers, and the hair bands of the 80’s, this decade was the cooler, more rebellious little sister.   I always wondered why anyone wanted to purposely look like an asshole by throwing an 80’s theme party.  Some things are meant to be left in the past.  Like your ex’s and that one school photo when you had braces and DIY bangs.

The 90’s left the legacies of grunge, garage bands and fashion trends worth repeating.  Combat boots, babydoll dresses, and anything plaid are 90’s style essentials (not to mention some of this fall’s must haves).  Unkempt hair, porcelain skin, and a deep wine pout are the beauty staples to complete your trip back in time.  Bonus points for being able to borrow your boo’s blouse.  Your flannel, is my flannel, honey.  Hello, androgyny.  Recall CkOne?  Who didn’t love My So Called Life and who can forget the queen of grunge, Ms. Courtney Love?  Starting to see why sometimes history is worth repeating?

DKNY Cotton Blend Flannel Nightshirt, $58, Lucca Couture Daisy Print Chiffon Dress, $59Bop Basics Cashmere Oversized Beanie, $80, Saint Laurent Patti Boots, $1,295




Setting the Mood: Check, Please!

By |September 17th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

flannel shirt editorialWhen you think of flannel, there are a few things that might come to mind:  90’s garage bands, Al Borland, lumberjacks, thick framed glasses sans lenses, Old Spice…  Anyone else getting turned on?  No?

And while I don’t need a man who borrows my beauty products, one thing I don’t mind sharing with my boyfriend is his shirts.  Thankfully, when it comes to flannel, bigger can be better.  The trend could possibly come across as a bit hipster ’cause as our new friend we picked up at Mas (you need to go eat there, by the by) said, “It’s always fall in Brooklyn.”  (He lives there- he’s allowed to say that), but when styled a la glamorous grunge, it is anything but Brooklyn (as seen here)– not that there is anything wrong with that.

plaid accessoriesLNA Cropped Flannel Shirt, $150, Siwy Abbeylee Zip Cropped Pants, $196, Marni Plaid Flannel Covered Leather Loafers, $610, Sauce Puffer Coat, $194

So, put that PBR in a paper bag, lumberjack.  Flannel is back and not just for the Berenstain Bears.



Setting the Mood: Keep On Rockin’ Me

By |July 16th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

rock and rollI’ve said before that I actually might have been a rockstar in a past life.  Maybe I even missed my calling… except for the fact that I’m tone deaf and lacking any and all musical talent.  So, scratch that.  Doesn’t mean I can’t channel my inner rock goddess in the form of fashion.  I mean, we all know that fashion and music go hand in hand (leather and lace).  Being a rockstar doesn’t necessarily mean decking yourself out in head to toe leather- though I’m not opposed to such… shall we talk about my sophomore year of highschool homecoming dress?  Adding an edgier item to any ensemble can take you from Miley Cyrus to Pat Benatar.

Rock and roll may have died with Nirvana, but the style lives on.

rock and roll style

  Ash Tokyo Biker Boot, $450MiH Jeans Fringed Shearling and Suede Gillet, $945Alice + Olivia Front Zip Leather Leggings, $697Pamela Love Silver and Wooden Dagger Necklace, $210


So go ahead and party like a rockstar, unless that includes snorting ants.  Then I’m out.



Why Did You Wear That: Garage Band

By |April 25th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

garage band chicI realize that there are now girls old enough to drink (legally), but not old enough to know who the hell Kurt Cobain is.  That doesn’t dissuade me from wearing one of my favorite t-shirts though.  I’ve had this shirt for a while now, and I”m not sure I’ll ever get rid of it.  Yes, that’ll be me.  The 65 year old woman wearing a cut off t-shirt in the grocery line.  So?  I like to pair it with the unexpected.  For this rendition, I’ve topped off a sweet pair of lace shorts with my less than ladylike t-shirt.  I specialize in contradictions.

We already know the 90’s grunge look is making a bit of a comeback, so now’s the time to revel in a bit of nostalgia by digging out those old concert t-shirts and making them new again.  And no, ‘N Sync isn’t vintage… yet.

nirvana t shirt

red lip

lace shortst-shirt: vintage, shorts: Pins and Needles, bag: Urban Expressions, shoes: Colin Stuart (similar here), bracelets, Alex and Ani, lipstick: Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Strength

Smells like teen spirit.



Smart is the New Pretty: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

By |September 28th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty|

We’ve all been through it.  The gut wrenching, heart shattering, hysteria inducing breakup.  And just as we’ve all experienced it– we’ve also all survived it.  So, this week, we will help a sexy starlet get through her very own heartbreak.

I wish both parties the best.  Breaking up is never easy… but we all get through it.