Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In the Shade

As spring slowly rolled in, the increasing blue skies and bright sun signaled the need for a new pair of sunglasses.  One trip to Macy's later, I am the proud owner of pale purple Calvin Klein aviators.  


I have another pair of basic black rectangular Marc Jacobs shades I bought last summer. Sadly, I am constantly pushing them back up my nose as they slide down every time I move my head or look down. This pair is quite the opposite: lightweight, colorful, stays in place and has great coverage from all angles. Another consideration was the fact that the lenses do not squash my eyelashes as many others do, which is a definite deal-breaker.  

Overall I am hugely happy with my new purchase, particularly because they match my nail color of the moment, though I will continue to adore them long after my polish has chipped away.  

Monday, March 23, 2009

Style Crush: Caroline Sieber

Caroline Sieber keeps popping up on my radar these days.  However, until yesterday I never knew her name.  As it turns out, she is an Austrian born stylist who lives in London.  She runs with the European socialite crowd and was 'discovered' at Jemma Kidd's wedding by Anna Wintour who gave her a post as a contributing stylist for Vogue.  

She knows how to rock a dress and chooses pieces that, even when they have classic lines,  have detailing and embellishments that prevent them from being too safe.  For example, if you click on the last dress you can see in the larger photo that it is actually covered in feathers.  Though photos of her in casual wear are few, she seems to favor slightly androgynous, but edgy, silhouettes, which appeal to me as I am definitely not girly.  All in all she has an enviable style and a confident air about her that allows her to pull it off exceedingly well. 

Photo Credit: Style.com, Solarpix/PR Photos

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Reconsidering: Boyfriend Jeans

This photo may have converted me to, or at least has me reconsidering, the boyfriend jean.  I love the heels, the well-tailored blazer, the way the jeans are slightly fitted at the thigh but straight towards the calf, and the pop of color provided by the bag.  She does proportions very well, which keeps the pants from looking sloppy.  

When this trend first emerged on the scene I was utterly opposed.  Something about the peg-leg example found on Katie Holmes instantly turned me off.  I think she wears the pants too loose, which results in a balloon-like form, and that the roll of the pants hits at an awkward point that is too low and unflattering.  Additionally, pairing the jeans with flats, even though she has long legs, makes them look bizarrely stumpy.  

I am still debating whether or not this is a look I can attempt.  I top out at almost 5' 4" (if I stand very tall) and if Rachel Bilson can't rock this look without looking schlumpy, then I probably can't either.  But, I see now that the boyfriend jean can be done well, which restores my faith in humanity a little bit :)

Photo Credit: The Sartorialist

Monday, March 9, 2009

Style Crush: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams knows just how to do casual cool.  From the plaid shift dress to the coordinating but not matchy-matchy boots, this outfit just screams low-key weekend wear.  I was in NYC, for the very first time (!), this weekend and bummed that I did not catch a glimpse of any of my favorite celebrity style stars, but hope to return again soon and perhaps I will be lucky enough to catch one and have my own photos to post.  

Credit: Jezebel

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I love my new Frederic Fekkai hair mask.  I have used it twice this week, per the recommendation on the packaging, and have loved the result.  I have noticeably less flyaways, my hair feels softer without being weighed down, and the ends of my hair are smoother - and this is with blow-drying my hair every day and often using a straightener.  I definitely recommend it to anyone suffering from brittle hair, especially if caused by chemical coloring or heat damage from styling.