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Gold Fingers

March 2, 2011

Filed Under : STYLE

Firstly, I want to apologize for you having to stare at my weirdo face the whole week (from my last post).  That must have been TMI.  But lucky for all of us, I’ve replaced it with an oversized photo of my right hand.  Why?  Because I have a strange-looking thumb.  No, but seriously, I actually want to discuss my obsession with thin gold rings.  If I could wear one on every finger, I would.

Here are my favorites that I wear on a daily basis:

  • Index finger: I found this gold band at the Renegade Craft Fair for $6.  What. A. Steal.
  • Middle finger: This one is my mumsies’ and I absolutely love the stone in the middle.  It’s technically not a thin ring so I’m cheating a bit.
  • Ring Finger: This heart ring from catbird is my absolute favorite and I never take it off (it’s from my man friend).

PS- my nail polish is Essie chinchilly.  Essie can do no wrong.  But enough about my hands.  I wish these were my hands:

[Image via Garance Dore]

Ever since I saw this photo, I’ve wanted to have my own collection of staple gold rings.  There’s something very elegant in it’s simplicity.  I can’t tell if it’s because she moisturizes really well or if her thin gold bands border on perfection?  And that Dior Oui ring?  I’ve been eBay searching that thing for years now and have never been able to find it.  It is the ultimate gold band.  Until I do find it, here are some other thin rings currently tickling my fancy:

thin gold rings

  1. Knotted Rush Ring, Bario-Neal, $154
  2. Very thin gold ring, Rare Device, $96
  3. Senna Round Ring, Bario-Neal
  4. Libra gold ring, Elephantine Etsy, $25
  5. Jennifer Meyer Thin Stackable Ring, Shopbop, $125

Deck The Halls

November 29, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Holiday Party Dresses

During the holiday season (timeout:  I can’t believe it’s the holiday season), one of my favorite things to do is search for the perfect party dress.  That’s not to say that I go to a ton of holiday parties, but the 1 or 2 that I do attend, it’s always fun to glam up in a holiday frock.

From classic silhouettes to sparkly metallics, here are some of my favorite looks that I hope to sport this season (read: I’ll be sitting on my couch all winter but these purty dresses sure are nice to look at).

Classy, timeless, elegant:

Lacy, delicate,  feminine:

Sparkly, bold,  fun:

Flirty, glamorous, alluring:

P.S. Take a looksie at the trendy look I was going for last holiday season.  Har har.

[Images via Zara, Free People, Anthropologie, Asos, Shopbop, Topshop]

The Sweater Dilemma of 2010

November 12, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE


  1. ASOS Pom Pom Sweater, $72.41
  2. Topshop Knitted Cable Jumper, $100
  3. Topshop Knitted Tuck Crop Jumper, $70
  4. Zara Cable Knit Poncho, $59.50
  5. Rachel Comey Boat Neck Top, La Garconne, $345
  6. Rag & Bone Greville Sweater, La Garconne, $325
  7. Zara Oversize Sweater, $99.90
  8. T by Alexander Wang Grandpa Sweater, Shopbop, $185
  9. ASOS Villa Slouchy Spot Intasia Knit Top, $60.34

I don’t know what’s swirling around in this brisk and chilly air but it’s making me want to wear sweaters 24/7.  I’m not usually a big sweater-wearer to be perfectly honest with you.  I get claustrophobic and itchy.  If you’re saying to yourself “Claustrophobic??  WTF?” right now, I apologize because I do not have a sane explanation for my actions.  There’s just something about heavy clothing that has broken down my psyche.  Crazy, no?

But for some reason this fall/winter season, I’m breaking free of my nonsensical behaviorisms and wearing sweaters like they’re going out of style.  Though this sweater will reign as my number 1 favorite, I’ve chosen several others that I want added to my wardrobe immediately.  From cable knit to pom pom balls, I need them all.  So cozy chic!

Dream Combo: casual leather

August 30, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

I love when two seemingly dissimilar and unique items combine together to create something kinda perfect.  Like balsamic vinegar and strawberries, for example.  On the surface, their opposing flavors seem like they’d clash.  But then you splash a little balsamic over a bowl of sliced strawberries and before you know it, you’ve eaten an entire pint and you’re not sure what day it is.

Moral of the story: I love clashing combos.  Especially when I can wear those combos.  Good transition right??

Basically, I live in slouchy, pocket tees and desperately need to break my habit of pairing them with jeans, jeans, and more jeans.  Why not mix in a leather skirt, like this Topshop Leather A-line Skirt?  It’s equal parts chic and sexy.  Tucking a slouchy gray tee, like this T by Alexander Wang number, into the skirt instantly gives it a casual cool vibe, making it a perfect transition tool from summer to fall.  Leathah was everywhere on the fall runways, non?

The Silk Blouse

June 7, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Equipment Signature Washed Silk Blouse, Shopbop, $178

Do you ever have an inkling, a craving, a desire for an item of clothing that you can’t find anywhere yet you can picture it’s glory and perfection in your head?  So close but yet so far?  Well it happens to me about once a month.

Whether I first see it in an editorial, a blog, or on the back of a super cool hipster, there’s always something that I have to have that’s nowhere to be found.  Last year I remember searching endlessly for a light-washed chambray shirt.  Perfectly worn-in, perfectly oversized.  NOWHERE.  But alas, I was able to find what I wanted.  Of course, the minute I found it, the chambray shirt showed up in every store (and I got 2 more in different shades).  Such is life.

Anyways, a few weeks ago, I had the same sentiment about the silk blouse.  An oversized, buttoned silk blouse.  Easy enough, right?  NO!  Note to self: googling “silk blouse” is the worst idea ever.  I found nothing, I sulked, I saw more and more street style blogs with silk shirts, I cried (inside).

Then one day, one of my favorites, WHO WHAT WEAR (love you Katherine and Hillary), posted the most glorious thing: the perfect silk shirt.  It’s like they read my mind and/or answered my fashion prayers.  The blouse, above left, is exactly what I pictured in my mind.

It’s a little bit menswear, a little bit boho chic, a little bit Parisian…with a dash of Mary-Kate.  I’ll take one in every color?

[Images via Shopbop]