Monday, July 23, 2012

Crazy for Color : Orange!

I've always loved color and this season bright & bold colors are front & center. This Summer my color of the season is Orange! It's bright and fun and easily adds a little spice to any outfit. Here are a few of my favorite pieces this season :)

 Tory Burch Reva flats in "Habanero Pepper"

The latest addition to my handbag collection, my Milly "Andie" satchel...

I've been looking for an orange handbag for quite a while, when I spotted this one I knew it was the perfect shade of orange! 

One of my favorite persimmon colored dresses with turquoise, white and turquoise are beautiful with orange and pop when set against or with it. 

I'm so excited to try both of these bold colors. "Orange, It's Obvious" matches my Milly perfectly & "Fear or Desire" is a fantastic tangerine orange.  

Even my adorable Mommma has taken a liking to orange :)

I hope you all are enjoying the beauty of this seasons bold & bright colors! 

Much love, 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Next Dynamic Duo

Yesterday an article in the Wall Street Journal announced that Neiman Marcus and Target will be teaming up this holiday season. Both stores will carry the same items designed by some of the most well known Fashioneers. (Yes, this is a new word, I do believe I just coined it: Fashioneer - One who pioneers-designs within the Fashion Industry) The Fashioneers include Diane Von Furstenburg, Tory Burch & Derek Lam.

The Next Dynamic Duo

When I first heard about this seemingly unmatched pair I was surprised, however once I understood the strategy and logic behind this new duo I understood the brilliance of the relationship. I have often described how I mix & match high end pieces with more common place ones and here in lies the genius of this plot. 

Mixing & Matching
A favorite pair of Tory Burch flats paired with bright yellow skinny jeans from Target

The practice of mixing & matching has become the savvy survival technique of today's fashion forward and minded society. The Neiman Marcus-Target relationship comes on the heels of the wildly successful Missoni-Target branding adventure. Having successfully conquered my Missoni-Target mission I am already strategizing for this next great event! 

My favorite Missoni-Target piece.

One of the facets of this next endeavor that I will be closely watching will be how the higher end brands execute and transition into a lower price point. When Missoni launched their branded apparel for Target they did a truly beautiful job of maintaining the identity, signature styling and quality construction of their brand. Missoni has always been about fine detailing and not a single detail escaped their Target line, down to the labels they nailed it. The new challenge: can and will these designers carry off and achieve the same level of success while maintaining the strength and status of their brands? 

Much love, 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Sunday Social - The 4th Edition

   What is your favorite store to shop at?

Nordstrom, it happens to be really convenient and they carry many of my favorites :) 

     If you could afford anything and everything, which designer
    brand would you covet? 


Must have closet staple?
A great nude heel

Favorite kind of shoes? 

I must give Mr. Stewart Weitzman some major credit, of all of the wonderful shoes I own, his tend to consistently be the most comfortable. I love, love, love any heel 4" and higher :)

Best clothing deal you've ever gotten? 

I have to admit I have never had incredible luck at finding wonderful things on sale, but I did fall madly head over heels in love with my Valentino coat and dress! 

Style you'd love to try?

I like to vary my style, somtimes I lean to boho chic other times I like to keep it simple and conservative. If there's a style I fancy I give it a go, that's the FUN of fashion!

Sassy, classy & colorful :) 

Much love,