Monthly Archives: May 2012

Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa – For Less

This weekend when I was running around Macy’s looking for bedding – which I did not find – I found something even better.  A capsule collection from Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa!

Over the last few years, Costa has been the go-to for Hollywood’s top ingenues who are turning heads in simple sheaths and sophisticated silhouettes.  Emma Stone and Claire Danes both wore Calvin Klein in sherbet hues to the Golden Globes and Jennifer Lawrence took a stunning turn in Calvin Klein at the Academy Awards.

Jennifer, Emma, Claire in Calvin Klein

The collection for Macy’s is in pared down neutrals but is similarly chic in its simplicity.

These are my favorites – all retailing for under $185.  What do you think?

Shop: Macy’s

Underfoot – Shopping for a Rug

The most happening place in our house?  The kitchen.  To keep it fun and colorful in this high traffic space I am looking for a rug that’s fun, durable, affordable – all options are under $50! – and oh so chic.

Here are some fun contenders from World Market.

What do you think?

Rugs: 1/2/3/4

Can You Feel the Heat?

This weekend was Game 4 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.  Raised as a Heat fan I grew up going to the games, watching on tv with my parents and even listening to games on the radio.

This past Sunday, Mark and I followed the game on the radio and my dad and I texted back and forth with my dad through each assist, rebound, and score as the Heat came from behind to win the game and tie up the series.  You can bet we’ll be watching tonight!

Go Heat!

Pictures from The Miami Herald

Gifts for the Grad

I love Dr. Seuss as much as the next gal, but on the day she graduates she really doesn’t need another book, never mind a rhyming one.  Here are some great ideas, both big and small, for the girl who you think deserves it all. (Rhyme intended)

Shop: Essie, Handbag, Wallet, Blazer, Pump, Charms, Journal, Stationary

Printed Pants – How to Wear Them

I am forever a jeans girl, but there is something really fun and playful about spring’s printed pants trend.  The look has been sported on the runway, on Beyonce and the real way.

Printed Pants, Pictures via Pinterest

The great thing about this trend is that it is all about making one statement.  The pants are bold and the rest of the pieces play a supporting role.  I have put together three mix-and-match outfits with pants that vary in their boldness but all of the pieces play well together.  Go crazy with prints!

Mix and Match: Printed Pants

Shop: Tops 1, 2, 3; Pants 1, 2, 3; Shoes 1, 2, 3; Bag, Glasses, Bangles

Kids with Swag

Yesterday I walked to the farmer’s market and saw the cutest mother-daughter duo in matching striped shirt-dresses and woven brown leather belts.  The mom had great style but seeing it replicated on a barely 2 year old little girl was just too much.

How cute are these kids, and their style, from the Children With Swag Tumblr?

Clothing for kids has come a long way from the puffy painted tees I wore as a kid – and I was a fairly stylish kid.  How fun and playful are these kids?

Happy Monday – hope you’re bringing lots of swag to your week!


Happy Mother’s Day

A mother is the most famous person in kid’s life and always worthy of some celebrity treatment.  This weekend (like always) is a good time to tell your mom, aunt, grandma, special person in your life, why their support helped shape who you are today.

Call your mother, will ya?

Victoria and Harper Beckham

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter

Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy


The 2012 Met Ball – The Good and The Bad

On Monday night Hollywood and Fashion royalty came together for the annual Vogue Met Ball.  The evening celebrated a new fashion exhibit that compares and contrasts the designs of two Italian women: Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli.

If there is a Red Carpet to go big on, this is it.

Let’s get to the good first:

Awesome Old Hollywood – Milla Jovovoich in Prada

The Best Bold Color – Solange Knowles (and Rachel Roy) in Rachel Roy

Best Tribute – Coca Rocha in Elizabeth Taylor’s Givenchy

The Most Fiercely Fabulous – Rihanna in Tom Ford

The winners in the “too much” category:

Too Short or Too Long – Jessica Biel in Prada

Too Old – Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Too Much Hunger Games – Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Too Much Beyonce (even for Beyonce?) – Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

All images from

Are You a Wild Thing?

In honor of author Maurice Sendak, who died today at 83 years old, find your inner wild thing and share the magical story of Max and the Wild Things with a cool kid you know.

Yellow and Gray at Home

The Spring 2012 runways have provided inspiration for our shopping this season. But, what about our decorating?  The three major color trends for Spring 2012 were icy pastels, yellow + gray and beach blues.

Yellow + Gray, Spring 2012

Do you want the runway look in your humble abode?  It is a look that can play sleekly modern or boldly retro.  It can be subdued and nearly silver and gold or pop with charcoal and neon.  Either way the color play between the vibrant primary and neutral is great in your wardrobe or your wall.

Check out these ideas.

Yellow and Gray at Home

Shop: Chair, Bedroom, Tea, Vase, Rug