Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Look For Less: Leather Mini Skirt

Leather jackets, vests, pants, and skirts are hot for F/W this year and I love it! One of my favorite shows from fashion week that featured lots of leather was Jen Kao. Her pieces are rocker-chic while still embracing pretty, feminine details.

and the look for less:
Top:Alice and Olivia Skirt, $395
Bottom: H&M Faux Leather Skirt, $24.99

Are you ladies into leather this fall? If so, what leather items will you be buying?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hanging Glass Votive Holders

photo credit: google

As I move forward in planning my wedding, I've been gathering all kinds of unique decor ideas. My latest purchase was for these glass hanging votive candle holders. They are so stunning and versatile. You can put tealight candles in them and hang them from trees, the ceiling, or centerpieces. In addition, you could also put colored water in them to match your wedding color(s) and add a flower to float. My plan is to put crystals in the bottom and add a little flower on top and hang them from the trees in our ceremony location, as well as hanging them from the centerpiece on the placecard table.
These will work best in a contemporary/modern setting, but can certainly be used to compliment vintage and rustic weddings as well. They are a great alternative to regular candle-holders because they're unique and unexpected!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The time has {almost} come for the premier of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I couldn't be more excited. Unlike most of the other Housewives from other cities, the Beverly Hills Housewives are for the most part more well known and are extremely wealthy.
Here's the rundown of the cast:
Kyle Richards: Paris Hilton's aunt who is married to a wealthy realtor
Kim Richards: Paris Hilton's aunt and Kyle's sister. She's been in a few movies and in this first season of RHBH we'll see her and her sister feud.
Lisa Vanderpump: Just hearing her name makes me think "pornstar"; Lisa owns two restaurants and has two kids, one of which is named Pandora.
Adrienne Maloof: I was happy to hear that Adrienne Maloof is part of the cast because I grew up hearing the Maloof family name as her family owns the Sacramento Kings (my hometown basketball team!, she is married to a plastic surgeon.
Taylor Armstrong: Taylor is from the midwest and has a four year old daughter. In the show, you'll see her throw her child a $50,000 Birthday party.
Camille Grammer: Kelsey Grammar's soon to be ex-wife.

The first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will begin on October 14. Will you be watching?

Thursday, September 2, 2010


When I woke up this morning, I found out the most amazing news...Lanvin is doing a line for H&M! I'm most excited about this release above all other designer-for-retail-store mass releases. Lanvin pieces grace the red carpet regularly and is truly a luxury brand, which I love, love, love. The line will be released at H&M on November 23 of this year. Lanvin's mastermind designer, Alber Elbaz gave the following statements: "I have a problem to do a collection that is a secondary line. I mean, you don't want to be the stepsister. You want to be Cinderella. Show me one girl who wants to be the stepsister." He later explained his collection for H&M, saying "H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public."
Are you as excited as I am? I can't wait to see a lookbook for the collection and will be sure to post it as soon as it releases to the public!