Tuesday
Aug232011

Lulu Frost

I love Lulu Frost jewelry.  It's the perfect mix of modern, vintage and art deco but it doesn't come cheap.  The pieces below run from about $500 to over $1000.

Embellished chain link braceletLong drop earringsPearl 100 years necklace (above images via modaoperandi.com)

So imagine my delight when my local J Crew in Copley Place had some lovely Lulu Frost baubles (see my purchase here). 

 

 

 

The J Crew pieces are a bit more simple, yes, but I think still lovely and for a small fraction of the price.  What say you, blog reader?

Monday
Aug222011

Weekend Tidbits

Lulu Frost for J Crew necklace

I am obsessed with J Crew for fall and I can't walk by without popping in to see what's new.  This Lulu Frost for J Crew necklace caught my eye for its mix of modern and art deco.

Noir studded cuff

I bought this Noir studded cuff from Gilt and wore it last night to give a little edge to my lacy dress. 

Chanel graphite and Butter London Underground

In an ode to fall I got Chanel's graphite for yesterday's manicure and as a last hurrah to summer, my toes were painted with Butter's London Underground.

I ended the weekend on the right foot with a hard workout at the gym and a healthy dinner of salad and chicken breasts that I marinated in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Friday
Aug192011

Black and Tan

Banana Republic shirt, Ann Taylor Skirt, Balenciaga bag, Chanel ring, Hermes bangle

We are still at the height of the dog days of summer, yet I find myself leaning towards more neutral colors and clean lines and less of the in your face brights and prints that I usually favor.

Miu Miu shoes, Kate Spade jacket

Yesterday I wore this black and tan Ann Taylor colorblocked skirt.  I love how the black on either side slims me down a bit and it's perfect with my fave Miu Miu sandals purchased on deep discount from Liberty's of London.  I love these shoes and need to get as much wear out of them as I can before fall is really upon us!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday
Aug182011

Oh yes I did...

I'm sure you've seen how much I LOOOVVE my Valentino studded t-strap kitten heels, right?  Who would have thought when I bought them how much I would wear them, love them?  So you can imagine when I saw the flat version that I just MIGHT HAVE SWOONED.  But I resisted, oh yes I did...until I happened upon some very important and relevant information on my daily blog reads.  I check in each day with the Chloe Conspiracy.  She is darling and has such a great sense of style, plus she posts regularly on all the sales going on across the interwebs.  But you know me, I'm not a very good bargain shopper.  I just don't always have the patience.  I get gobs of emails trying to entice me with daily deals, bargains galore, free shipping.  But it's a bit of information overload for me.  Yet today for some reason, I paid attention to Chloe's "see Chloe shop" post which was chock full o' bargains.  And there it was, Bergdorfs has a deal until August 19.  Check it out here (but I'll give you a hint, I'm getting $200 back!).  Happy shopping!!

Wednesday
Aug172011

Frumpy and Fabulous?

Tucker for Target dress, J Crew belt, Miu Miu oxfords, Balenciaga bag, Aris Geldis necklace

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel frumpy?  I woke up this past Sunday morning feeling that way and even though I've worn this Tucker for Target dress numerous times before and liked how it looked on me, this time, nothing was right.  This wasn't at all about me not liking the dress; I was just having one of those moments where I liked nothing on me.  We all have them, right?  Anyway, I went about my daily errands which included a quick Greek salad at Cafe Jaffa where the waitress could not have been nicer to me.  She was so smiley, checked on me regularly and at the end of my meal when she presented me with my check, she asked me where I worked that I get to dress so fabulous.  It was Sunday so I certainly wasn't dressed for work and I certainly didn't feel fabulous.  And then she said again "you ARE fabulous".  It really brightened my day.