Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Currently coveting:

Men's watches. I am over the Michael Kors watch that I see on every other person (no offense if you own it), but it's time for a new look - and I'm lookin' to the men.





If the watch happens to be attached to this lovely man, then I'll take one of each please.


Would you ever wear a men's watch?

Monday, January 30, 2012

on my mind...





One of my favorite blogs is the Lil Bee. Every Monday morning she posts what's on her mind so here's my attempt.

On my mind this Monday morning:

I need to tap into my creative spirit.
Potentially take knitting classes?
Any ideas from the peanut gallery. 
I'm thinking of photography.
I think if I could go to work in long gowns everyday I would.
Or I would just buy them to wear to the grocery store.
Which is what I used to tell my parents when I asked
for random cocktail dresses every Christmas.
I need to figure out my vacations for the year.
Italy, London, Paris are all up in the air.
I'm thinking Istanbul, but I can't get Venice out of my mind.
You can get lost on the little streets that run along the canals.
Maybe I should start working on learning Italian.
I saw a Broadway play this weekend.
Oh how I wish I could sing and dance.
Beyonce would have to watch out.
I mean the people at the Starbucks next to my office already call me B (I may have requested this nickname).
I just started drinking coffee. 
I'll take a tall blond please - the coffee or Alexander Skarsgard. 
Duh.

What languages do you speak?

Ciao bella! 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

vday va va voom

You've seen her here before, and I know you love her. Whitney from CityClectic is back to give us some much needed advice on her new favorite lingerie lines. Take notes ladies and then let's go shopping...
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As good ol' Saint Valentine's Day approaches, some of you might be wondering whether suiting up in sassy garb is worth the effort. In my opinion, occasion or no-occasion, a slinky little number is always a mood-booster (for both you and that special someone). Two of my favorite lines right now:


Blush's spring line definitely has that vixen vibe, yet it remains playful and vibrant in a young, fresh way.




  
From Blush

Julia Restoin Roitfeld's* lingerie line for Kiki de Montparnasse embodies a classier feel...sporting this style of skivvies makes me spin off into an Audrey Hepburn world of glamour and poise...and somehow elegant modesty.





Elle magazine asks Julia: What do you look for in lingerie?

JR: I look for styles that enhance and flatter my body. I always go for body conscious instead of trendy. I remember a little while ago, the downtown trend in New York was to wear a bandeau bra that you would see popping out of the side of your shirt. I guess it works for very, very small breasts, but for me, it would just be plain unflattering. So yes, what I look for in lingerie is “femininity” and [something] body enhancing. I appreciate lingerie that empowers women and celebrates the female form. The fit and quality is so important, and I like materials that feel very soft against the skin. Lingerie should feel as good to wear as it looks. I buy lingerie for myself, not even for my boyfriend. I think it is really important for a woman to feel good about herself and buying lingerie that makes you feel good is a great way to start. Even if it’s just for yourself—even if no one else sees it—you know it, you feel it, and I believe it gives you that extra confidence.

From Elle


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Thanks Whitney! 

I'll take one of everything. 

What do you look for in lingerie? 

*Just had to add that Julia is the daughter of famed fashion vixen and ex-Vogue Paris editor extraordinaire Carine Roitfeld - seen here before. Obviously the fabulousness just runs in the family.

Friday, January 27, 2012

weekend couture

A little couture to kick of the weekend.

Elie Saab 




Valentino




Giambattista Valli




Chanel





I may or may not be sporting a cobalt blue pleated maxi skirt tonight for dinner and drinks out with some friends. It's not even close to couture, but it makes me feel special all the same. 

Do you have an item/outfit that you just can't wait to wear? 

Pics to come of the blue maxi.

Bon weekend!

all images via style.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

hat attack

I am on the search for the perfect winter hat. I am in love with the cat hat in the first picture. It's semi batman, badass-esque. I'll take it. 



Do you wear hats?



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

birthday cards

A few friends of mine have birthdays on the horizon, and I need to be prepared. Can't get over these cute cards from Petite Alma...maybe you'll be receiving one soon !








Cheers!

xoxo
B

juxtapose i suppose

Here are some texture combinations for you to ponder for the day. I love the juxtaposition of mixing a cotton sweatshirt with lace, or a mesh long sleeve top with a bold, romantic statement necklace. 




Which is your favorite look?

1, 2, 3

Monday, January 23, 2012

snowy white kitchens

I love my small NYC apartment, but from time to time I miss having a big, spacious kitchen to cook in. I am loving the clean, crisp look of these white kitchens below - especially the first one that has an old fireplace and brass fixtures. Sigh, the large dinner parties will just have to wait.






What is your kitchen like?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

melissa joy manning jewelry

I am loving these pieces from Melissa Joy Manning. They are handmade in her studio in Berkley, California. Just some pretty baubles to stare at on this lovely Sunday afternoon. The diamond 'nugget' ring is my fave.





Saturday, January 21, 2012

SNOW DAY

I have been waiting to do this post forever! That random snow storm in November didn't count. Today is officially the first snow of the year, and "I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it." 

These videos were taken last year - with the main actress being my sweet friend Rebecca - can't believe it was that long ago. My friends were attempting to teach me how to build a snow man in Central Park. I'll let you decide on how whether they succeeded or not.

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Off to enjoy my snow day. 

Are you having a snow day today? 

Friday, January 20, 2012