1. Vince Knitwear Grey Yellow Sweater 2. V73 Bandes Printed Canvas Tote (140983) 3. Current Elliott Distressed Jeans 4. Stella McCartney Leopard Canvas Slingbacks
Happy 2013! After a slight blogging break, I’m feeling refreshed and renewed. I’m very excited about the year to come and there’s certainly a roundup of some beautiful resort collections that has me looking forward to spring (or at least a fantastic beach vacation.). I know that emerald was designated the Pantone color of 2013 – but I have my eyes on cobalt, yellow, and melon – fresh, clean, and eye-catching.
This is an adorable casual outfit look from some of my favorite designers. Pair this cozy statement sweater from VINCE with comfortable broken-in jeans from CURRENT/ELLIOTT and a pair of statement shoes from Stella McCartney. And, of course, the canvas tote from V73 adds the perfect pop of whimsy. I love the charms!
Cheers to a great year!
1. Alex Kramer Crewneck Sweater 2. La Prairie Cellular Treatment Colour And Care in Cardinal 3. Manolo Blahnik Satin BB Pumps 4. La Prairie Silver Rain Fragrance
Tinsel and Holly: Because we know SILVER and GOLD can somewhat be a little predictable during the holidays, how about spicing things up with a BRIGHT RED and SHINING SILVER? This color combination mixes well alone and blends beautifully with anything ivory.
Holiday Beauty Must-Haves: nothing is more LUXE than La Prairie. You can’t go wrong this season with La Prairie Cellular Treatment Colour And Care in Cardinal (isn’t the packaging alone to-die-for) and their Silver Rain fragrance. The lip color is truly the perfect shade of red and the fragrance is light, clean, and long-lasting. The sculptured perfume bottle alone is enough to move it to your wish list!
Closet Wish List: Check out this GORGEOUS Crew Neck Sweater from Alex Kramer (one of my FAVORITE new designers) and wear it with a brand new pair of Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in red.
And, there you have it – the perfect last minute holiday roundup to keep you or yours extra chic on Christmas Day.
* and, by the way – check out more pieces from Alex Kramer on Shopbop – they are on sale!
Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the LUBLU trunk show at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas and previewing Russian fashion designer Kira Plastinina’s spring 2013 collection. Her pieces are both immaculately designed and well-crafted. They offer the perfect amount of interesting adornment and flair and I love the color palette for her new collection. It’s comprised of bright and vivid hues (like yellow, cobalt, and tangerine) and inspired by South America. Please just take a peek at this gorgeous LUBLU sweater.
I did later regret not ordering a few of my favorite designs (I adore THIS DRESS) while I was there (an orange coat and the graphic space plaid canvas bomber jacket) and so I was so pleased to learn that you can shop LUBLU on one of my favorite websites, Moda Operandi, for a limited time.
Peruse the collection here and don’t miss out on some fantastic spring pieces that are sure to take you around the world with pure and effortless style. And, someone must purchase the sequin cocktail dress I saw in person (and pictured below) – it’s INCREDIBLE. xo
I had so much fun trying out the brand new Blushington Dallas boutique this morning! The new beauty lounge (infused with 1950s Hollywood glamour) just opened this past Saturday in The Shops at Highland Park and it truly couldn’t be in a more perfect location- it’s right next to The Dry Bar! The Blushington concept allows you to enjoy professional makeup application at affordable prices. And, this shop certainly doesn’t skirt around luxe beauty lines. Enjoy rich color and pigment from professional cosmetic lines including: Stila, Kevyn Aucoin, Julie Hewett, and more.
I was greeted at the front desk and was promptly offered a fresh cup of coffee (though a mimosa did sound rather tempting). I was then ushered to one of the chic white chairs by my makeup artist, Caressa (she was wonderful & so knowledgeable about the products). She handed me the Blushington lookbook which included styles like: Pure and Simple, Simply Glowing, Lucky Stars, Smoke & Mirrors, Life of the Party, Cutting Edge, and In Season.
At Blushington, you may choose to have makeup application on your full face or just the eyes. There are also add-ons like: faux lash application and airbrush foundation. The beauty salon also offers eyelash extensions, waxing, and lash and brow tinting. If you’d like to become a pro yourself, sign-up for one of their classes: Makeup 101 Advanced Makeup, and even Teen/Tween makeup. Blushington offers private parties, at-home, wedding, and on-location services as well!
I chose the very natural looking Pure and Simple makeup style from the lookbook with a dash of Simply Glowing. I was so pleased with the results!
Find out more about the Hollywood based and inspired Blushington (Dallas is only their second location) and book your appointment here. You can also purchase memberships. I can’t wait to return!
Blushington, 428 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219 – 214-521-9200
hours: Mon-Wed 8-7 Thurs-Sat 8-9 Sun 10-6
image credit: haley schultheis
It was so much fun to see Annabelle Dexter-Jones featured on Refinery29 today!
Annabelle is styled in attire that is inspired by her character Charlotte’s on-screen looks in “And After All” – the upcoming film from Julian Ungano and Shooting Films. I’m so excited to be working with such an amazing team and looking forward to my trip to NYC for the shoot!
I love ALL of these photographs and the outfits! Want to capture Annabelle’s looks? Catch the full feature on Refinery29 here.
Photographed by Julian Ungano and Tommy Agriodimas
Photographed by Julian Ungano and Tommy Agriodimas
I can’t wait to see the Dream Downtown decorated for the holidays on my upcoming trip to New York! How amazing is the polar bear scene? This year, the hotel’s theme was designed by Amanda Beatrix Buck and Eric Reinhard Wernecke – who imagined a “heavily snowed in forest combined with the idea of the Arctic habitat. Suspended icebergs from the pool will give you the feeling as if the whole lobby is frozen in time.”
I can’t wait to see it in person!
I’m so excited Perrier Slim Cans reached out to sponsor this amazing giveaway on Nonsense and Sensibility! Not only will they match your outfit when you’re wearing Pantone’s brilliant emerald hue (the 2013 color of the year), but they’ll finally fit in your purse as well.
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Last night, I went to two of the most beautiful events I’ve been to all season in Dallas! One of my favorite boutiques ever- V.O.D. celebrated its 5th anniversary. The jewelry was to-die-for and I picked up an Isabel Marant dress I’ve been eyeing for months!
Just before stopping by the party, I stopped by the LUBLU Kira Plastinina Trunk Show with J/Hadley Jewelry - amazing things! I will be dreaming about the clothing (the orange trench) and jewelry (emerald green) all weekend!
Have a wonderful one!
I can’t wait for the LUBLU – Kira Plastinina and J/Hadley jewelry trunk show tomorrow at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. It will be the perfect dose of inspiration to (finally) finish my very own Holiday Wish List!
I’m swooning over the green onyx earrings from J/Hadley and I can’t get enough of the flattering cuts that Russian designer Kira Plastinina is presenting for spring 2013. She started designing clothing at the age of 14! I love the pops of yellow, bold geometric prints, and peplum dresses with flair.
I can’t wait to meet Kira and the stylish beauty behind the J/Hadley Jewelry Collection – Ashley Gilroy.
Find out more about Lublu here and J/Hadley here. See you tomorrow!
LUBLU – Kira Plastinina and J/Hadley Trunk Show
December 6th, 2012 from 4pm-9pm
Ritz-Carlton Dallas Hotel, Suite 714
Items: 1. Michael By Michael Kors Metallic Coated Cable-Knit Sweater 2. Levante 24-karat gold-dipped amethyst clip earrings 3. Margiela Gold-Tone Compact Ring 4. Tibi Cotton Brocade Pants 5. Anya Hindmarch Marano Dancer Glitter Box Clutch 6. Miu Miu Pentagon Frame Metal Sunglasses 7. ISSA Gold Lace Dress 8. Cire Trudon Melchior Candle 9.Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 10. J.Crew Girls Glitter Mini Overnighter
It’s beginning to look a lot like…. a gold rush! I think seeing Aerin Lauder’s new collection really sparked my latest color obsession- but now I’m all about the gilded. There’s something about gold and the holidays that simply goes hand in hand.
And, with so many festive parties and occasions- you really can get away with gold – head to toe! But, at the very least, a bit of shimmering gold accessories will add a bit of bright glamour to any outfit. You can’t go wrong with the roped earrings, Anya Hindmarch clutch, the J.Crew mini overnight case for travel, or the Margiela Line 22 Gold Pumps. And, for a few more glittery gift ideas – see below!
1. Kate Spade Le Pavillion iPhone case 2. Kate Spade As Good As Gold Bracelet 3. Hotel San Jose keychain 4. Aerin Heart Wine Stopper