Monday, January 26

stepping out

$161, asos

 The most effective antidote to the Monday blues: a fabulously fun shoe!

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, $460,
2. Joe Fresh faux leather jacket, $69,
3. J.Crew crystal point earrings, $24,
4. Cambridge Satchel bag, $105,
5. Miss KG embellished sandals, $161,

Friday, January 23

on the line

Here's another striped classic I'm going to add to my already robust collection, this one necessitated by spring's full-on embrace of the graphic print. I especially love this sweater's dramatic bell sleeves, swingy silhouette and $56 price tag!

Thursday, January 22

cold feet

It may be the dead of winter, but that isn't stopping some of us from showing some leg. Okay, so it may just be the tiniest ankle-to-toe bit, but it's enough to lend serious femininity to an otherwise covered-up ensemble. I'd like to give my everyday boots a break and step out in these skin-baring heels from Balenciaga (pictured above, I also like this version), Vince, Aquazurra, Phillip Lim, Joe's Jeans, Schutz, and  Gianvito Rossi. All these shoes will nicely transition into spring, too!

Photos: Garance Dore, Lena Perminova, Tommy Ton/Style


$190, topshop
I'd like to spring forward in this gorgeous floral lace frock!

1. Topshop lace dress, $190,
2. Irene Neuwirth onyx and rose gold studs, $860,
3. Smith & Cult nail polish in Dark Like Me, $25,
4. Lauren Merkin clutch, $135,
5. Prada metallic sandals, $750,

Wednesday, January 21

on-the-go dressing

I'm all for dressing up when traveling, but a comfortable outfit is a must. For me, the linchpins to a good traveling outfit are stretchy jeans and a lightweight blazer. For a fellow female passenger on my flight to Mexico last week, the ticket was a short, off-the-shoulder dress, similar to the one by LN Family, above. The look was fun, fanciful, and south-of-the-border ready. (The Bardot neckine also happens to be a big Spring 2015 trend.) Although I wouldn't necessarily wear this kind of dress on a plane (too skin-baring, not emergency evacuation-friendly!), I'd definitely wear it from the tarmac to the taco bar and beyond! Inspired, I've tracked down some hot spring break-bound options from Rebecca Minkoff (I also like the long version), MLM, Asos, Topshop, Miguelina, and Isolda.

Photo: Class is Internal

striking skirt

$59, h&m
Meet the slam dunk outfit-making skirt. Score!

1. 3.1 Phillip Lim top, $395,
2. Rebecca Minkoff earrings, $48,
3. Charlotte Olympia clutch, $1595,
4. Francesco Russo leopard print sandals, $1195,
5. H&M asymmetrical skirt, $59,

Tuesday, January 20

scarf style

There are a million ways to wrap up in a scarf, but I just happened upon eight I really like in this graphic above, courtesy of Wit & Delight. An extra big scarf is clearly the surefire ticket, and solids and classic checks work equally well. I'd like to bundle up in these scarves by Isabel Marant, J.Crew, Asos, Paula Bianco, Tory Burch and Gucci.

Photo: Wit & Delight

wrap me up

kiinis bikini
$88, moda operandi
My long holiday weekend in Mexico (details and snaps to come!) verified that this cute little wrap skirt is the most perfect partner to a bikini. 

1. Kiinis bikini, $290,
2. Valley Eyewear sunglasses, $200,
3. Aurelie Bidermann beaded braided bracelet, $125,
4. Shashi beaded bracelet, $36,
5. Antonelli tote bag, $525,
6. K. Jacques sandals, $280,
7. Salinas side-tie wrap skirt, $88,

Monday, January 19

cape fair

I'd like to have my own red carpet moment this awards season in this chic cape-inspired dress! For $69, no less!

Friday, January 16

stellar stella

I am obsessed with Stella McCartney's resort collection: the mash-up of vibrant prints, the sexy cut-outs and fun asymmetrical hemlines. If money grew on trees, one or more of the dresses would already be in my closet. But since I've yet to come across this elusive green tree, I'm happy to settle for one of Stella McCartney's bathing suits, like this one-piece or this bikini, featuring, those eye-catching eye-popping prints, and yes, sexy cut-outs.