if we were going! We had you fooled, didn’t we. Doubtful anyone our age attends this music and arts festival in the Colorado Desert (unless they’re Hollywood or rock stars) but if they did, they’d need to fit in. Kaftkan… Check!
Dolce & Gabbana
Boho chic necklace… Check!
Sandals with sparkle… Check!
Something with a fringe… Check!
Psychedelic sunnies… Check!
And a big, broad hat… Check!
Do you think we could pull off this look? What would you wear to capture your inner hippie flower child?
Photos: kaftan / necklace / sandals / clutch / sunglasses / hat
Gold Lace Cuff
Our grandmother Ida loved lace and whenever she had the opportunity to visit us in Belgium, one of the lace capitals of the world, she would add pieces to her vast collection of handkerchiefs, tablecloths, placemats and napkins (thankfully, no doilies!) Lace has been around since the late 15th century and while Ida’s tastes tended more toward the traditional, we’re happy to see that this form of openwork fabric is trendy again and it’s being used in so many different, modern ways. Whether dipped in gold, stenciled on ceramics or imbedded in plastic, traditional lace patterns are popping up in fashion, accessories, tabletop and home decor. Grandmother Ida would not have invested in these pieces but we know we would!
Metallic Queen Anne’s Lace Vase
Ambria Metallic Lace Sandal
Lace Tulip Clutch
Isn’t lace lovely? Happy Friday!
Photos: cuff, vase, iPhone case, sandal, clutch and sunnies
Dolce & Gabbana
If you read last Friday’s post, you know we’re looking forward to some fall layering (in time!) so why not continue the trend and look at some fashionable frocks that made a big impression on the runway this spring. Pretty floral prints aren’t just for summer – these beautiful designs are a great way to make a botanical statement as the weather cools. The dress and coat above would put a smile on our faces even in the dead of winter and the printed shearling below looks so cozy, doesn’t it?
Geometric floral shapes gives this pastel coat a modern feel…
while an embroidered muff is a must for an opulent outfit.
Even darker shades get a lift from floral patterns…
so why not go floral from head to toe!
Photos: D & G, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Tory, Dior and Valentino
Ek Thongprasert – Dagger Necklace
As much as we would love to add more color to our winter wardrobes, we keep coming back to basic black. And why not? It goes with everything, makes us look slimmer than we actually are and while it doesn’t hide dog hair (a good roller will get rid of that!) it does hide a multitude of sins.
Stella McCartney – Olga Lace Dress
Alice + Olivia – Embellished Top
Yes, basic black can be boring but how about embellished black? Black with a bit of bling is just the thing to jazz up an outfit and we think these fashionable finds could do the trick.
Miu Miu – Embellised Wool Crepe Skirt
And why wait til evening to shine? We think a little daytime sparkle, especially around the holidays, is the perfect way to keep the festive mood going.
Dolce & Gabbana – Miss Soft Sicily Bag
Are you into black with bling or is basic best?
Jimmy Choo – Tallula Suede Sandal
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Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Dolce & Gabbana – Flowers and Cherubs
We’re off on our semi-annual shopping trip today to add some fall fashion to our wardrobes and we might just buy something a bit baroque this time. While we absolutely love the opulence of Dolce & Gabbana’s new “Barocco” collection, we think it might be a bit much for the office. Perhaps we’ll stick to baroque accessories instead…
Salvatore Ferragamo – Ribbon and Flower Necklace
Bulgari – Fall 2012 Scarf
Prada – Baroque Sunglasses
Carven – Baroque Booties
Versace – Baroque Bag
Happy fashionable Friday!
Photos via Swide, Net-a-Porter, Style.com and Saks
Yes, it’s summer and that means you’ll be hitting the beach soon! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered from…
Cape Cod to...
P.S. OK, we know our Marbella option doesn’t allow for much coverage but come on… you’re in Marbella!
Photos via Vivre, Net-a-Porter, Browns and Harvey Nichols