Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zulily Features Lex Modern

The Seattle-based online shopping site for hip moms and savvy babies is currently featuring Lex Modern, a collection of graphic-art pieces designed by artist and interior designer Melanie Young.  Each piece is custom made, and can be personalized for that extra-special touch. (Personalization is free for Zulily members!) *The sale ends 2/3 at 3pm. 

Happy Valentines Day!

I love Valentine’s Day and can’t seem to get enough of all the oh-so-sweet jewelry, trinkets, cupcakes, chocolates, flowers and basically anything pink. Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

I heart this Juicy Couture Pavé Petals Adjustable Flower Ring which comes packaged in an adorable pink and gold flower box.

If your sweetheart travels, this Marc by Marc Jacobs Cosmetic Bag is just what she needs to stylishly store all her beauty essentials. Love the bow print! 

You can’t not love these super cute Valentino Platform Pumps. Patent leather upper/leather lining and sole. Made in Italy.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a romantic bubble bath! For a bubble bath that smells good enough to eat try the Philosophy 'Pink Frosted Layer Cake', a high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath in one.

You’ll feel glamorous getting ready for a hot Valentine’s Day date with this pretty Dior Lace Face Highlighting Powder.

If you love lipgloss then you need this Smashbox Roller Lip Gloss that leaves your lips with a hint of shimmer so you can smooch your way through Valentine’s Day. I also like that this gloss has a roller applicator because brush wands are SO out.

This Gorjana Leather Wrap Bracelet makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift! It’s versatile enough to wear with a dress and yet casual enough to pair with jeans and a t-shirt.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Spring 2010 Trend: Leather

The leather trend has carried over from fall and into spring but you don't have to be a bad-ass to pull off this trend.  Whether you prefer a dress, a hoody, a classic mini skirt, shorts or a jacket, there's definitely something for everyone. 

This leather pencil skirt from YSL is serious enough to wear to the office and yet sexy enough to wear on a hot date. Love. 

The Versace Spring Collection would have been incomplete without an embellished leather mini like this one.   

Shorts are in for Spring 10 and these leather Emporio Armani shorts are a fresh new way to wear the leather trend.  

I love the bow detail on these leather shorts by Charlotte Ronson and the spacious pockets definitely seal the deal.   

For girls who prefer to go with the classics how about this quarter sleeve leather jacket by Blumarine. 

This Balenciaga leather hoody is the perfect layering piece for the spring/summer transition.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Heart Ettika (and you will too!)

You may have seen Ettika jewelry on MSNBC or the Today Show but if you haven’t yet experienced the amazing collection let me properly introduce you (and you can thank me later). 

“Wear them, stack them, give them, love them”, that’s one of the mottos behind mother and son jewelry line Ettika which is handcrafted here in the U.S. A. Ettika represents a free spirited lifestyle and creates a hip and peaceful way of living for each wearer by using amazing and luminous colors and developing the most innovative of designs with plenty of devotion.

Fashion editors and stylists can’t seem to get enough of the Ettika line and numerous magazines have also featured the collection including Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Marie Claire, People Style Watch, and Us Magazine.  

Find Ettika online or at numerous retail outlets including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, Henri Bendel, and Kitson. Now go on- spread the love!

Find Ettika on Facebook by clicking here

Saturday, January 23, 2010

5 Ways to Spend a $100 Bravern Gift Card

Shopping has always been one of my favorite past times and it’s even more fun when I’m shopping with someone else’s money. That’s why you’re crazy if you don’t take two seconds to fill out a quick survey from The Bravern for a chance to win a $100 gift card. There are a million ways you can spend the gift card but here are my top 5 recommendations.

# 1- A leopard Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetics case ($48) and a Stainless Steel & Gabanna Ring ($55) from Nieman Marcus.

# 2- A beautiful borough necklace ($88) and a pair of Buttercup earrings ($18) from Anthropologie.

#3- A pair of Paul Frank sunglasses from Eye Society ($104).

# 4- A Soft Serve Ice Cream maker from Sur La Table. It makes 1 ½ quarts of soft serve ice cream, yogurt, or sorbet in 20 minutes flat ($99).

# 5- A Clayton Zip Coin Purse from Tory Burch ($95).

You might consider skipping the shopping altogether and pampering yourself at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa instead. For $100 you can get a 50 minute cream and sugar scrub. 

Time is running out. The deadline to enter the survey is Monday! 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Win a $100 Gift Card from The Bravern

Addicted to fashion? The Shops at The Bravern want to know what you have to say! Fill out a brief survey by clicking here and get entered into a drawing to win a $100gift card. (Hello Nieman Marcus!) The deadline to enter is Monday so enter now!

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Win a $100 Gift Card fromThe Bravern in Bellevue

Addicted to fashion? The Shops at The Bravern want to know what you have to say! Fill out a brief survey by clicking here and get entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card. (Hello Nieman Marcus!) The deadline to enter is Monday so enter now!

This sponsored content brought to you by CSM.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spring 2010 Trend: Feathers

One of my favorite Spring 2010 trends is the feather.  Whether you wear it as part of an evening gown ensemble or as a wrap to cover your shoulders this fun trend is the perfect way to celebrate spring fashion and add a stylish touch to your wardrobe. 

Jason Wu



Badgley Mischka

Zac Posen

30% Off Grace Gow Earrings

Jewelry designer Grace Gow had a launch party last week and wants to keep the good times rolling by offering customers 30% off their entire purchase for 2 weeks only! Shop her entire earring collection featuring feathers, bamboo wood, polished stone and crystals by clicking here.  Enter LAUNCH30 at checkout ! 

Monday, January 18, 2010

Decorating with Decals

Living in a rental and dying to decorate? Painting is SO last year and guess what? Wall decals have come a long way. For those of you new to the wall decal game, the story is simple. Stick it on and peel it off. It's that easy and Blik has graphics to satisfy every personality and decorating style.  

Blik is perfect for people who love to decorate but don't want to commit to wallpaper or a certain shade of paint. Within minutes, you can transform the look of any room in your house and when you’re tired of your design you can remove the decal and start over again. 

I love the mirror frame! It makes an otherwise plain mirror look oh so chic!

Or how about using decals in lieu of a wooden headboard? LOVE. 

How about decorating the floor with doilies? OMG so cute. Makes me want to have a tea party!

If you think your room would look better with shelves but don't want to physically install them, this is the perfect solution for you!

You can even use decals to decorate chair backs. Such a cute idea!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jimmy Choo Partners with Ugg

In what may seem like an unlikely marriage, Women's Wear Daily reported earlier this week that Jimmy Choo is teaming up with Ugg Australia for a limited-edition five piece footwear collection set to debut in October of 2010.  According to media reps, the collection will feature the traditional construction of Ugg boots with the sophisticated styling of Jimmy Choo shoes. Prices for the line will range from $595 to $795.