Monday, February 8

to the top

In case you  missed out on Zara's boho-cool embroidered jacket, above, which I wore like crazy last summer (with everything from bikinis to a tank top and jeans!), Target is currently offering a very cute version. Of course, I unhesitatingly snapped it up!

checking in

$398, intermix

Here's a strikingly cool top for the 80-degree days ahead! 

1. Caroline Constas strapless top, $398,
2. Elizabeth and James ear cuff set, $165,
3. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip in Dance With Me, $20,
4. Prada chain link perforated leather bag, $2920,
5. Gucci sandals, $690,
6. Frame Denim cotton pants, $230,

Friday, February 5

mule mania

Mark my words: the open-toe mule will be next season's go-to shoe. Retro in spirit, the shoe looks edgy and modern with everything from jeans to dresses to skirts. The low block heel means they're also comfortable. Consider these spring-ready lovelies from Gucci (I have and love these!),  Tory BurchLoeffler Randall, Givenchy and Marayam Nassir Zadeh (above).

Thursday, February 4

go red

At a photo shoot last week, I rediscovered the glory that is great red lipstick: the pop, the sexy pout, the warmth it lends on a cold winter day. The on-set makeup artist had a bevy of selfie-worthy options, most importantly, ones I've never tried and am now hooked on. Hence in my everyday make-up bag you will currently find:  Make in Scarlet, Marc Jacobs' Goddess, Chanel's Pirate (apparently a classic, but somehow I'm just joining the party now!), Lipstick Queen's Medieval (semi-sheer), and Topshop's Rio Rio (reportedly a favorite of Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne).

the big frill

$139, club monaco

The double layered ruffle sleeve sweetens the deal here!

1. Club Monaco ruffled sleeve sweater, $139,
2. Shrimps faux fur trimmed crochet coat, $1850,
3. Charlotte Olympia pouch, $595,
4. Givenchy sandals, $625,
5. Vanessa Seward jeans, $325,

Wednesday, February 3

baby got back

I'm loving the new spring tops that are all business up front and party in the back. Such a sexy yet unexpected way to show some skin. And with a blazer on top, no one (i.e., Boss Lady/Boss Man) would ever know! The big reveal would come, of course, post-work. Check out my current faves from Tome (below), Elizabeth and James, Zara, Rosie Assoulin, and Dion Lee.

Tuesday, February 2

cold shoulder

$180, whistles

Don't mean to give you the cold shoulder again, but I couldn't resist this striped one!

1. Whistles cut-out sweater, $180,

2. J.Crew tweed jacket, $198,
3. Chloe jeans, $495,
4. Zara bag, $49,
5. Lipstick Queen in Aloha, $22,
6. Loeffler Randall lace-up flat, $295,

Monday, February 1

over under

A quick visit to slushy New York last week had me layered up in a faux fur vest underneath a pea coat. But the above pic has me thinking I should reverse my layering scheme, with my vest over my coat! I'd like to adopt this combo pronto in (chilly) LA with a light trench for a nice, fresh (less Michelin Mannish) look. And I want to use top layers such as these by Mango, J.Crew, Whistles, Topshop, Sheri Bodell, Stella McCartney (on sale!) and Asos.

spring blossoms

$160, topshop
I'd like to twirl around at a spring fling in this gorgeous thing!

1. Topshop jacquard dress, $160,
2. Alexis Bittar cocktailring, $195,
3. Lizzie Fortunato clutch, $390,
4. Nars Lip Gloss in Hot Sand, $26,
5. Stuart Weitzman lace-up sandal, $495,

Friday, January 29

shoulder to shoulder

I just treated myself to a few seriously cute shoulder-baring tops--this one and this one--that will be perfect this spring. But this picture makes me want to get a head start on the whole shoulder-revealing trend with a wear-right-now, winter-worthy sweater! I love these alluring versions by Intermix (similar to above), Tamara Mellon, Ella Moss and Rebecca Minkoff.