Archive for January, 2013

January 28, 2013

Bohemian Style Crush: Stephanie Von Watzdorf

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I’m a huge fan of Chic Comfort and I’m loving the former Tory Burch Designer, Stephanie Von Watzdorf. The world traveler launched her new Figue collection last fall, inspired by the fig fruit she so often ate throughout her childhood in Italy. While her designs and style are definitely luxe and made for a champagne wallet, her edge is timeless. Although a native New Yorker, as a daughter of a Russian Ballerina mother and German/French father, she has been surrounded by a worldly view and desire to travel her entire life. Her cultural influence has left her collection with an independent imagination and rich, bohemian style.

So often our clothes wear us or are determined by the NOW factor. Von Watzdorf’s pieces are in essence, an extension of her lifestyle. She owns the look and incorporates the beauty of her experiences in her tunics and military coats.  From Marrakech to Manhattan, the design translates to all walks of life.

SVW

image via WSJ

Some photos from her travels.

J'adore... tassels!Color Every Step of the WayStephanie von Watzdorf: Queen of FigueHidden ArchwaysJ'adore... sketching anywhere!Finders KeepersBoat-In Movie

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January 23, 2013

What’s trending now: direct links

trending

Cardigan heart patch elbow $43.99baroque scarf pant $275.00 chevron Sweater $54.95

I like to keep the trends in the back of my mind, so here are a few I thought I’d share with you.

pieces range from $15.00- $350.00

(Click Image for direct link. )

rare breed flat $57.99LULU studded tote $36.00 Marni Peplum $334.45

Heart cuttingborad $14.50threadsence faux fur $106.00 Baublebar Bling Cuff $180 Pig paperweight $10.99   Boohoo nekclace $20.69 Modcloth bag $42.99  jimmy Choo sandals $437.00 high top wedges $69.00 gold sparkle bangle $240.00 current elliot prep school shirt $248.00Gap plaid shirt $42.99 foldover clutch $157lightinthebox hoodie $35.99 console table $210.00 Asos Parka $158.00

For more boutique finds click here.

 
January 22, 2013

Leifsdottir: In the trenches

leifsdottir trench & BCBG sweater

Leifsdottir

leifsdottir trench

BCBG knit sweater // BCBG coral v-neck

leifsdottir options

leifsdottir options clockwise: Harlow fur coat // reeta colorblocked coat // yellow eyelet trench  // Berta Brocade Jacket

leifsdottir trench

January 21, 2013

Seeing the world through works

Carol Jackman - King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain by Carol Jackman 

Here’s how I’m feeling this Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and some of you are enjoying the holiday today. Here are a few lovely works to share.

Wall mounted glass pebbles  by Christopher Jeffries 

These pebbles are a calm start to the day. I love the creative way to display glass works.

 Murray Dessner

Guidecca by Murray Dessner,  2007, acrylic on canvas 

One of my passions is huge abstract works. They give me peace and evoke challenges simultaneously.


Cake

Tall Cake on Pedestal by Tina Ingraham 2012, oil on linen mounted on wood

Would really love to eat this entire cake for breakfast/brunch.

January 18, 2013

Winter Weather Staples: Leopard & Burberry

 Burberry and Leopard

When I tell people what my wardrobe staples are, I get many looks and sanity is not one of them. My staples are not a nude skirt and a pop of color. Change up your staples, take a piece with a little flare and incorporate it for more than just a special occasion.

leopard jacketBurberry scarf

Bucket BagMen's Denim

Biker boots

January 16, 2013

Shop Secrects: Baublebar & Neiman Marcus

FORTUNE TELLER GAME

Play the game and receive baublebar discounts. I just played and received %15 off my next purchase. Honestly takes 2 seconds.  Click below to play. 

fortuneteller game

Baublebar is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and kicking off their 3rd year with a pave collection which opens today.

Calendar 1.25.13

Some of my favorite bracelets in a the pave line.

 pave

Neiman Marcus midday dash starts a little over two hours.  I love these flash sales. They’re so exciting!

Midday Dash: 50% off

 

January 7, 2013

Style Crush: Jessica Craig-Martin Photography

Jessica Craig-Martin

Jessica Craig-Martin
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Jessica Craig-Martin

Jessica Craig-Martin

images via Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

Everyday version of modern miami chic style.

style collage II

drinking out of: ticker tape mug
Just in case it rains: No Brand umbrella
reading in: ipad case
dropping my stuff in: vintage wood bin
January 5, 2013

My Nook: Good Visuals & Recommended reads

Good Visuals and recommended reads

The rush of holidays is finally over and with all the parties, family, friends and fun, it’s time to slow down and look through the books I have long been coveting. Here are some of the reads I’ve added to my collection this season.

Books: Evidence  Architects// The Color Revolution // Dazzling Design // The Iconic Interior // Kelly Wearstler RhapsodyGood Reads

I also updated my nook with a mix of pieces vintage and mod.  It’s easy to change small spaces with simple updates. If you get overwhelmed tackle a corner or hall way. It will give you a fresh start for the new year. Floor lamp

Icelandic Sheep Skin Rug

painted table

Where I got this look: Table from To Bee Seated // Chair – Vintage find // Pillow -mod find from vintage shop // Icelandic viking sheepskin rug -found from a Artisan in the Blue Ridge Mountains // Stella Floor Lamp – Urban Outfitters

Nook PillowsNo Brand  70’s throwback//  Jonathan Adler Multi color Bargello // Jonathan Adler Jamaica Lane // @ pillow //Trina Turk Geo Yellow and Gray // Blissliving Jack multi pillow // Natori Lotus Temple

January 1, 2013

2012 Snapshot

AFF has been M.I.A. because the holidays brought me one of my fave chics, My Sis and I wasn’t going to waste a second. sissis II

Here’s a snapshot review of a few of this years favorite looks.                    aff snapshot

Fore more LOOKS & LINKS click here. 

Allergy Shmallergy

Simplifying life for families with food allergies.

Homes & Heels

Chicago Style - Fashion & Interior Design

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Dictator. Procrastinator. Hoarder

the working closet

where life meets style

The Artful Desperado

The Art of Living

ATELIER c157

- ART & PHOTOGRAPHY -

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