Friday Frocks: In the Red

By |December 18th, 2015|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

red dress whydid kirsten smithNew York may be called the Big Apple, but when it comes to that shiny red skin, we’d prefer it be rotten.  New Yorkers tend to favor the LBD over the LRD because wearing color makes us nervous.  Regardless of New York’s aversion to any other shade of black than black, a red dress is a closet staple, especially around the holiday season.  Much like the “bend and snap,” an LRD works every time.  You may be saying, “But I don’t look good in red.”  Fortunately for your pretty little whining self, there are enough shades of red that at least one will complement your skin tone and hair color- from crimson to cranberry.  So take a step outside of your comfort zone during the party circuit this year and dare to draw some attention to yourself in any various shade of red.

red dresses holiday1. Zimmermann Sueded Bralette Dress, 2. Bec & Bridge Bon Bon Long Sleeve Dress, 3. Noam Hanoch Russo Mini Dress, 4. Nili Lotan Mock Neck Gown, 5. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Andrea Guipire Lace Dress, 6.Issa Haley Dress, 7. A.L.C. Aldridge Dress, 8. Halston Heritage Embellished One Shoulder Stretch Crepe Gown, 9. VERSACE Mini Dress, 10. Carmella Michelli Dress


Why Did You Wear That: Light Coat

By |March 19th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

spring central parkTomorrow marks the first official day of spring, however, we’re not quite out of the woods when it comes to outerwear.  While we are left with only a couple more months where a jacket may still be needed, we can swap out the mundane black and grey wool for some lighter weight wares in pops of spring colors from melon to mint, printed to perforated.  Take your pick.

spring jackets


1. Yigal Azrouel Eyelet Moto Jacket, 2. Preen by Thornton Bregrazzi Stockton Parka, 3. Barbara Bui Moto Leather Jacket, 4. Golden Bear Sportwear Linen Varsity Jacket, 5. Helmut Lang Python Detail Cropped Jacket, 6. BB Dakota Izzy Jacket, 7. Dagmar Florence Reversible Crepe Bomber Jacket, 8. endless rose Pop Moto Jacket, 9.  Karl Lagerfeld Sienna Tweed and Faux Leather Blazer, 10. Clover Canyon Palm Springs Perforated Jacket





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Beauty Buzz: Blushing Beauty

By |March 29th, 2012|Beauty Buzz|

peach cheeks spring 2012The runways were taken over with peachy perfect complexions for Spring 2012.  Everyone from Michael Kors to Preen sent their lovely ladies down the catwalk with cheeks juicier than Georgia peaches.  That means that peachy cheeks are certain to be on trend this spring.  Does that mean I have to ditch my beloved Benetint?  (Um, never).  But in the off chance that I wanted to trade in my typical flushed cheeks for something a bit softer, I went out and purchased Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful.

Peach Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful, $25

The color is true to the packaging and is also totally buildable,  So, does it last twelve hours?  Meh… not so much.  You  may need a 3 o’clock touch up (kinda like that 3 o’clock coffee break) to revive the color, but I would absolutely recommend this nutrient rich, perfect shade of peach to capitalize on one of this spring’s prettiest makeup trends.

tarte 12 hour blush



Why Did You Wear That: Mr. Brightside

By |January 24th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

highlighted book

One way to get through the grey winter is to add some pops of bright to your typical all black uniform.  Everywhere you look from blazers to brassieres, it’s fluorescent.  You name it, it’s neon.  If you’re more the subtle type, accessorize with a neon belt or bright watch.  Feeling a bit more bold?  Colorblock with different shades of highlighter hues.

1. girl. by Band of Outsiders Slub Cotton Blend Jacket, $555, 2. Christopher Kane Neon Jersey Tank, $145, 3. Preen Razor Wool Blend Pants, $1,050, 4. Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock d’Orsay, $750, 5. Tibi Silk Crepe Racerback Tank, $160, 6. Deborah Marquit Giardino di Fiori Italian Lace Underwire Bra, $195, 7. M Missoni Colorblock Pants, $425, 8. NuDell Neon Look Cocktails Window Sign, $246, 9. La Mer Neon Wrap Watch, $98, 10. POP Beauty Lid Neon Set, $22, 11. Rebecca Minkoff Neon Lizard Little Louie Key Pouch, $65, 12. Manolo Blahnik Patent Point Toe Pump, $595

Aren’t you bright?



Friday Frocks: Cut It Out

By |December 10th, 2010|Friday Frocks|

Show some skin without the obvious route of a deep v or thigh high slit.  By giving an unexpected peek or skin, these cutout dresses are sure to have someone wanting to reach out and touch you.

Mandalay Two Tone Sequin Dress, $1,820

Preen Blush Dress, $940

Black Halo Blair Dress, $345

Boulee Short Sleeve Mini Cut Out Dress, $218

Alex Jae & Milk Cut Out Dress, $206.50

Donna Mizani One Shoulder Cut Out Dress, $194

Bebe Cut Out Zip Dress, $119

Tt Collection Azy Shirt, $105

Sparkle and Fade Velvet Open Back Tunic, $48