Saturday, June 30, 2012


I am absolutely smitten with the metallic trend, and even more so with the metal cap shoes that seem to be popping up every where recently!
I'm especially loving the merge of the metal cap with the pointed pump trend! Now I know you might be cringing at the thought that pointed shoes are back in...let's be real, it feels like there's a toe orgy going on down there the way they're all squeezed in and awkwardly rubbing on each other, but alas, yes, they are back. 
If you are still not convinced, it's ok, there is a good variety of shoes to choose from that are sporting the metal capped trend.
If you think the metal cap is too reminiscent of a dominatrix, then there are other options too. Some designers are combining the color blocking trend with the caps to create a fun and bright shoe.
What to rock them with? Just about anything. 
Jeans: skinny, colored, cuffed, or cut-off, I think the metal tips add a rock-star edge to any pair of jeans.
Skirts: I love the pointed metal caps with pencil skirts, as well as ruffled or peplum skirts.

1. Yves Saint Laurent, $795
2. Loeffler Randall, $295
3. Tory Burch, $265
4. Dorothy Perkins, $79
5. Asos, $41
6. Oasis, $59
7. Reiss Alicia, $171
8. Giuseppe Zanotti
9. Kelsi Dagger, $79
10. A Wear, $27
11. Asos, $99
I personally can't wait to get my hands on a pair of these!

Christian Louboutin 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's a celebration!

So I am officially a part of the STYLE team at Carolina STYLE Magazine! I'll be contributing to the Fashion, Beauty and Events departments! I am so thankful and excited!
My husband ran out and bought some champs as soon as I got the news and we had a mini celebration!
I have already received some of my assignments and will be busy working on those, but will keep you all posted on where to see the features, and will of course, be posting as usual on my blog. Stay tuned!
x x

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Remember when I told you here that hats are the most essential accessory for summer 2012?
Whether you're hiding from the harmful UV rays that are beaming down, or the flashes of the paparazzi's cameras, this summer you need to hat-cessorize!

These pictures are from a photo shoot I did in Amsterdam back in February 2010 with the amazing and talented photographer based out of Istanbul, Dilara Gürcü. You can see more of her work here.

Here's how the celebs are doing it:
Ashley Tisdale,  Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, Bethenny Frankel

Get your own hat-cessory for under $150!
1. Panama Hat, Banana Republic, $45
2. Short Brim Panama Hat, Hat Attack, $135
3. Fedora, Billabong, $34
4. Cowboy Hat, Heidi Klein, $130
5. Big Brim Straw Hat, JCrew, $38
6. Panama Hat, Club Monaco, $80
7. Trilby Hat, Asos, $20
8. Fedora, Charlotte Russe, $13
9. Fedora, Armani Exchange, $38

Monday, June 25, 2012

Resort Trending 2013: White Meow!

Whether it's eggshell, champagne, magnolia, ivory, or meringue, one thing is for sure, white is HOT...right meow!
These are from my photo shoot yesterday with photographer J.J. McDaniel, who also happens to be my husband. 
Follow him on Instagram @jamcdaniel and me @trkshdlt

Here's how some of the designers incorporated white into their collections:
Acne, Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, Burberry
Chanel, DKNY, Phillip Lim, Balenciaga
Belstaff,  Cushnie,  Ferragamo, Narcisco Rodriquez
Pucci, Alexander Wang,  Celine, Chloe
Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Yigal Azrouel 
Photos from Harper's Bazaar & Vogue. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Birthday Biiish!

My birthday is in exactly a month from today. That's July 24th for those of you who, like me, have trouble remembering what the date is.
Anyway, I thought I would take this opportunity to put together my birthday wish list :)
Be sure to check back to see what I actually do get for my birthday.

Chunky Bracelet, MARC by Marc Jacobs, $128
Brooklyn Bridge Ring, $17
Skull and Crossbones Ring, The Great Frog London, $210
Skull Print Scarf, Alexander McQueen, $420
Sunglasses, Yves Saint Laurent, $325
Sneakers, SUPRA, $120
No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Bangle, Kate Spade, $88
Nike Sneakers, $195
Purse, CHANEL, $5,948
Clutch, Alexander McQueen, $2,095
Gotham City Ring, nOir jewelry, $225
Wrap Bracelet, nOir jewelry, $145
Dinner with Jay Z, $priceless

Sheen in Sheer

If you haven't seen or heard about Emma Stone's UH-MAZE-ING Gucci gown that she wore at "The Amazing Spider-Man" premier in Paris, then you've been missing out, but now you know!

Emma Stone in Gucci
The first time I really took note of the sheer trend, was when Fergie rocked this number at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards back in February. Remember this?

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Here are some other favorites that the stars have been sporting lately:
Gwen Stefani, Anna Dello Russo & Kim Kardashian all in Stella McCartney
But my favorite to date, is this sheer number that Halle Berry wore back in 2002 to the oscars. A classic for sure!
Halle Berry in Ellie Saab

Here are some more affordable ways to add a few sheer pieces to your wardrobe:

1. Wallis, $52
2. Republic, $30
3. Own the Runway, $31
4. Paul Smith, $180
5. Chinese Laundry, $70
6. MANGO, $31

Saturday, June 23, 2012

OOTD: Job Interview

Last week I went to a job interview with Carolina Style Magazine, read about them more here and here. While they have been in circulation since 2008, they are growing at an impressive rate and it would be an honor, pleasure, and dream to be a part of the first major style magazine to come out of the Carolinas. 
I wanted my outfit to look smart, stylish, and unique. The thing about going to a job interview for a position in the fashion industry is that your outfit matters perhaps more than with any other type of job interview. 
I'm happy with what I came up with, and am hoping to hear some good news soon! Please keep your fingers crossed for me! x x

Skirt, H&M
Shoes, Steve Madden
Purse, MARC by Marc Jacobs
Jacket, Banana Republic
Gold Chain Bracelet, Vintage from grama
Pink Gold Monogram Necklace, Engagement gift

Sunglasses, Street Vendor in Oslo, Norway

Photography by JJ McDaniel

Resort Trending 2013: Tribal Princess

Among the array of patterns that made an appearance on the runways of Resort 2013, the tribal patterns are one of my favorites. Whether it be animal prints or more native looking motives, the tribal trend brings color, life, and, a wild edge that no other trend can bring. 

Here are some of my favorites from the runway:

Peter Pilotto, Diane Von Furstenberg, Versace

Peter Pilotto, Moschino, BCBG

Photos from Harper's Bazaar & Vogue. 

But don't fret, most of us can't afford off-the-runway outfits so I've put together a more affordable selection of items to make you look like a tribal princess without maxing out all of your credit cards. 
Let me know what you think!

Dress, Warehouse, $100
Bra Top, Top Shop, $50
Silk Shorts, Mara Hoffman, $325
Pants, Fair + True, $62
Platform Sandal, Republic, $31
Clutch, GoJane, $23
Ring, House of Harlow, $95
Necklace, BCBG, $88
Bracelet, GoJane, $9.20
Scarf, Best Seller, $21
Wedge Booties, Skinny Bitch Apparel, $84

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Resort Trending 2013: Stripe Hype

Karen Millen Dress $125
Fendi Tote $625
DKNY Top $182
Chrissie Morris Sandal $979
Eugenia Kim Hat $430
Peplum Tiered Skirt $30
Current/Elliot Jeans $140

Nautical or pinstripe, thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, stripes made an appearance on many a catwalk during the Resort 2013 fashion shows. 
Feel free to mix and match it with other patterns, or wear it with a solid color. Almost anything goes. 

Here are some snapshots from the designers..

BCBG, Matthew Williamson, Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Nicoll, Missoni
Photos from Harper's Bazaar & Vogue

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tangy Tangerine

"Tangerine Tango" has been voted the hottest color for Spring, Summer, and even Fall 2012.

How best to rock this juicy color? I love it with black and white, but if you are feeling bold, bright pink (think a pink flambé) or even green (think pistachio or aquamarine) pair wonderfully with this delicious color. 

My advice? If you're going to buy into any trend this year, make sure it's this one. It's color that you will be able to wear from now through the fall. 

I leave you with some of my favorites, and a line from Led Zeppelin...
"Tangerine, Tangerine, Living a reflection from a dream."

Stella McCartney Pullover, $377
Sophie Theallet Pencil Skirt, $705
Roksanda Ilincic Bikini, $340
Michael Kors Satchel, $795
Marv Graff Necklace, $196
Burberry London Scarf, $315
Prada Sunglasses, $290
Giorgio Armani Lipstick, $30
Bond Unisex Fragrance, $175
Essie Nail Polish, $6.25
BijouxBar Wrap Bracelet, $90

Resort Trending 2013: Short Suits

For those of you looking for a fashion fix between Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, don't fret, the Resort trends for 2013 have arrived. 

The Resort 2013 Fashion Shows which took place in Paris, London, New York, and Milan, have me swooning. My first spot light will be about one of my favorites: the short suit.

Belstaff,  Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Jason Wu

Pucci, Jason Wu, Theyskens, Tory Burch

Photos from Harper's Bazaar

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Love Struck

I have been married to my husband (read; best friend, soul mate, rock) for a month today. ♥ This outfit reminds me of the playful, colorful, and unique love that we have for each other. 

Wildfox Big Heart Cassidy Tank, $119
Mara Hoffman Mexican Blanket Shorts, $220
Vans, $90
MARC by Marc Jacobs Exploded Katie Bracelet, $128
Jada Ring, $19
Italia Independent Velvet Way Sunglasses, $155

Arm Party

Whether it's home made pieces, store bought, or a combination of  the two, bangles, chains, friendship bracelets, cuffs and the likes are where it's at this summer. Think a collection of bright, unique, textured, bracelets to create an Arm Party!
But who to invite? Here are some of the A-List stars that should definitely have a spot at your arm party...

Dola Designs, Spike Friendship Bracelet,  $66

The Great Frog London, Skull & Roses Bracelet, £380

Kate Spade, No Sleep Till Brooklyn Idiom Bangle, $88

nOir Jewelry, Barbie Pyramid, $165

Dola Designs, Boho Friendship Bracelet, $44 (comes in a variety of colors, interwoven with silver)
Stella & Dot, Luna Wrap Bracelet, $89 (left) Hematite CupChain Bracelet, $59 (right)

Joolz by Martha Calvo, Black Diamond Lava Bead Macrame Bracelet, $175

Dola Designs, Skully Chain Bracelet, $79

Joolz by Martha Calvo, Tribal Bead Bracelet, $80

Please share your own arm party pictures for a chance at a shout out. Email them to me at