What’s Trending: The Top 10 Most Wanted Fur Pieces

Whether you like the real thing or the faux version, fur is everywhere this season, from keyrings to dyed coats to the rabbit fur handles on Olympia Le-Tan’s top hat bag.  Here are the top 10 picks of the most unique fur pieces you’ll want to splurge on this season.

Bonus: Some are discounted up to 50% off!

1.

Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Dulcie Coat, $945

Shrimps Pink Faux Fur Dulcie Coat, $945

2.

Charlotte Simone Lilac Mongolian Fur Bon Bon Clutch, $250

Charlotte Simone
Lilac Mongolian Fur Bon Bon Clutch, $250

3.

Tanya Taylor Yellow Mongolian Lamb Fur Collar, $595

Tanya Taylor Yellow Mongolian Lamb Fur Collar, $595

4.

Ainea Caramel Spot Faux Fur Coat, $585

Ainea Caramel Spot Faux Fur Coat, $585

5.

Olympia Le-Tan Candy Pink Velvet Top Hat Bag, $1,135 Now $454

Olympia Le-Tan Candy Pink Velvet Top Hat Bag, $1,135 Now $454

6.

Dlux Winter White Fox Fur Snood, $1,140

Dlux Winter White Fox Fur Snood, $1,140

7.

3.1 Phillip Lim Black Fur Ryder Shoulder Bag, $1,250

3.1 Phillip Lim Black Fur Ryder Shoulder Bag, $1,250

8.

Wunderkind Orange Check Fur Blanket Coat, $3,525 Now $1,762

Wunderkind Orange Check Fur Blanket Coat, $3,525 Now $1,762

9.

Charlotte Simone Black Natural Fur Hood Scarf, $255

Charlotte Simone Black Natural Fur Hood Scarf, $255

10.

Shrimps Powder Blue Lenny Keyring, $80

Shrimps Powder Blue Lenny Keyring, $80

 

Which is your favorite?  Are you a fan of real fur, or do you prefer faux?

xo

Your Guide to the Best Post-Holiday Detox Smoothie Recipes

As the holidays come to an end, we are so often faced with the consequences of overindulgence.  We often feel sluggish, bloated, tired, and depressed from all of the alcohol, sugars, stress, and late nights.

smoothies

Sometimes, all we need is to get back on the right track to help revitalize our energy levels and find mental clarity once again.

These super easy to make smoothies will kick-start your way back to health and wellness.  A morning smoothie is also a fantastic complement to a new fitness regime so many people begin in the new year.  Read on for customized smoothies to restore your energy and vitality, and bring a glow to your skin.

healthy smoothies

For Morning Energy:

Citrus Wake-Up:

Pineapple, Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon

For Refueling Energy:

Chia Mango Peach:

Peach, Mango, Dates, Almond Milk, Chia Seeds

Chia Mango Peach Smoothie

For Your Green-Smoothie Fix:

Healthy Greens:

Spinach, ginger, apple, celery, parsley, water

For Finding Calm:

Root Down:

Red beets, Yellow beets, Carrot, Orange, Ginger

Root Down Smoothie

For Detoxifying Your Body:

Antioxidant Acai:

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Dates, Acai, Coconut milk

For a Quick Pick-Me-Up:

Strawberry Banana Protein:

Almond milk, Strawberry, Banana, Shredded coconut, One scoop of Vegan protein

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

For Post-Travel Jet-Lag:

Tropical Cleanse:

Orange, Pineapple, Mango, Lemon, Dash of cayenne

Orange Smoothie

For Balancing Out Your Blood Sugar Levels:

Cinnamon Almond Dessert Smoothie:

Almond milk, Cashew, Banana, Cinnamon, Espresso, Dates

Cinnamon Almond Dessert Smoothie

What are your favorite post-holiday cleanse tips?

This Years Top Fashion Trend: The Pencil Skirt

One of the best fashion trends from this year was pencil skirts.  Although they are a classic staple in every woman’s wardrobe, in 2014 they became more daring than ever.  With extreme (and sometimes multiple) slits, as seen from Aquazurra, to varied hemlines to unique fabrics, especially see-through sheer.  Here are some of the top favorites below:

Pencil Skirts, #bestfashion2014 Trend
What was your favorite 2014 fashion trend?

Trend Report: Winter White

Whether there’s snow on the ground or not, white is everywhere in fashion this season.  Wear it in an oversized, fuzzy wool sweater, on your feet or bag, or in fur (faux or real, we won’t tell!).  It looks great in an all-white ensemble, especially with metallic elements and white gold jewelry.

WINTER REPORT- SNOW QUEEN

 

How do you like to wear white in your outfit?

The Top Nine Must-Have Bags of The Season

From Olympia Le-Tan’s creative book clutches of the tongue-in-cheek variety to Dolce & Gabbana’s intricate beauties, this season’s bags are more elaborate than ever before.  Check out these top picks of unique handbags that are guaranteed to make you stand out this winter.

1.

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

2. 

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

3.

Stella McCartney Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

Stella McCartney
Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

4.

Olympia Le-Tan Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

Olympia Le-Tan
Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

 5.

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

6.

Anya Hindmarch Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

Anya Hindmarch
Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

7.

Sarah's Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

Sarah’s Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

8.

Charlotte Olympia Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

Charlotte Olympia
Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

9.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Which of these are your favorites?

Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Every year, I start out with the best of intentions for gift-giving.  I tell myself, This year, you are going to get everyone gifts right away, and be done with all the hustle and bustle. Every year, I fail at this miserably.

If you’re like me and the rest of the 99% of the population, take a look at this customized holiday gift guide for every person on your list.  They will appreciate all of the thought you put into it, and I won’t tell.

Enjoy!

For the Foodie/Chef:

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

For the Luxury Lover:

The La Mer Candle, $80

The La Mer Candle, $80

For the Athlete:

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

 

For the Fancy Pants with Taste Too Expensive To Buy Anything She’d Really Want/Lover of All Things Pink:

Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

Charbonnel Et Walker
Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

For the Techie/Music Lover:

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

 

For the Creative Thinker/DIYer:

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

 

For the Beauty Junkie:

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

For the Yogi:

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

 

For the Jet-Setter/Adventurer/Student:

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Backpacks are in.  Promise.

For the Frequent Flyer/Gym Aficionado:

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

 

For the Pet Lover/a.k.a. Everyone Else on Your List:

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

xo

How to Wear It: Leopard Print

Leopard print is a difficult trend to master.  Too much, and you end up looking tacky.  With this animal print, the more subtle, the better.  Try mixing in details, or peeking out from underneath a shirt.  When contrasted against black, red, or a deep plum color, it will stick out and look absolutely stunning.

 

Leopard Print
What do you think of leopard print?  How do you like to wear it?
xo

Need To Know Tips for Dressing For Your Shape

Whether you’re athletic, curvy, pear shaped, or full figured, there are some style rules that are universal, yet certain aspects that are specific to different bodies.  Use these helpful tips to look your best!

Dressing for your shape

Do you have any other style tips you love?

What’s Trending: Camoflauge

Camo is one of those perpetual on-off again trends, like denim on denim, and harem pants.

But, if Valentino Garavani says it’s in, we believe it.  No matter your outfit, only choose one camouflage piece, and choose your other pieces in one or two solid colors.  Take some inspiration from below, and pair a camouflage dress with accessories and a pop of purple heels.

Outfits we love!
Do you have any camouflage styling tips?  Share in the comments below!

The Sexiest Red Heels for Every Price Range

trends and tribulations

From taxi shoes to masquerade masked heels to the infamous Sophia Webster pencil heels, I have a more than unhealthy obsession of shoes.  However, there’s one thing missing.  I have no red heels.

After perusing website after website searching for the perfect pair, I found (as I so often do) too many pairs than will fit in either of my two shoe closets at this time (that is, until I figure out how I can transform my guest room into an adequate shoe room)…  I found pairs from every price range, and the next best thing to owning the shoes is sharing them with you lovely readers.

trends & tribulations

Pair them with a pair of cuffed denim jeans and a white button-up, or dress them up with a LBD and fire-engine red lipstick for the ultimate show-stopping look.  Enjoy!

Under $100

Jessica Simpson 'Caldas' Quilted Leather Pump, $88

Jessica Simpson
‘Caldas’ Quilted Leather Pump, $88

$100-$200

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Brinkley' Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d'Orsay Pump, $174

MICHAEL Michael Kors
‘Brinkley’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d’Orsay Pump, $174

$200-$300

Alice + Olivia 'Dina' Pump, $295

Alice + Olivia
‘Dina’ Pump, $295

$300-$400

Kurt Geiger London 'Britton' Pump, $450

Kurt Geiger London
‘Britton’ Pump, $450

$500-$600

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

$600-$650

Gucci 'Coline' T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

Gucci
‘Coline’ T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

$650-$700

Saint Laurent 'Thorn' Pump, $685

Saint Laurent
‘Thorn’ Pump, $685

$700-$800

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

$800-$900

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

$900-$1,000

Valentino 'Rockstud' T-Strap Pump, $995

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ T-Strap Pump, $995

$1,000-$1,100

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

$1,100-$1,200

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

 $1,200+

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

I can’t pretend I’m not lusting after those Giuseppe Zanotti boots…  What is your favorite?