Monday, January 31, 2011

Inspired by Monet

I thought I would do another post inspired by my day at the Art Institute of Chicago. Claude Monet has always been one of my favorite artists, and seeing my favorite works by him in person was truly breathtaking. I love the pastel, muted tons of his pieces and decided to draw inspiration from them for my clothing choices. Who thought impressionism could leave such an impression on me? xoxo, MS



Whitney Eve Lana mini dress

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Gauzy Whisper Vanessa dress

'Haystacks' Series

Alberta Ferretti Powder Chiffon dress

Sunday, January 30, 2011

SAG's Best Dressed 2011

Here are my best-dressed stars from tonight's show. Looking lovely, ladies! xoxo, MS

Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

January Jones in Carolina Herrera

Lea Michelle in Oscar de la Renta

Claire Danes in Louis Vuitton

Dianna Agron in Chanel Haute Couture

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm obsessed...

...with this dress! And with a name like 'Swoon Over You Dress,' who wouldn't fall in love. So fabulous, right?!

Swoon Over You dress, Modcloth

Close-up of hemline, Modcloth

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Countdown to the SAG Awards: 5 Days!

Now that award's season is in full swing, I am a happy camper. I love vegging on out my couch in front of the television to catch all the award's season fashion! The Screen Actor's Guild Awards takes place on Sunday so I thought I would quick give a run-through of my favorite looks from last year's show. Enjoy! xoxo, MS

Diane Kruger is a gorgeous ochre Jason Wu.

Kate Hudson in Emilio Pucci

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Etsy Pick: Which Goose

I stumbled across this etsy shop while looking for pearl jewelry. Not only did I find a few pearl goodies, but I found a bevvy of butterflies and other whimsical treasures. Which Goose is owned by Emily Zych who left her day job to create these beauties! Not only is the fact that she is doing something she adores inspiring, it's the fact that everything she creatures is so fabulous. All the beauties in her shop make me nostalgic for spring. Not only do I love everything to do with butterflies, but I also love curious little nature-inspired valuables and vintage finds.
I love your shop, Emily! xoxo, MS

Drops of Jupiter clip set

Snowdrift, vintage pearl collar; I think I am ordering this tonight!

Branch natural hair comb

Marilyn, a vintage mohair cloche

Vintage butterfly bottle

Fouette vintage flower hat; I am IN LOVE with this.

Butterfly charms

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dancing in the Rain

A pair of rainboots were always something that I longed to have, but never really thought they were necessary. The few pairs that I have ever tried on were always big and super uncomfortable. They had no support and made me feel as if I was wearing a firefighter's pair of boots. Totally un-chic. But after walking to class/work in the winter in my Uggs, I decided rainboots are essential. Ruining a pair of shoes because of walking thru a slushy mess isn't fun. I found some great, comfortable rainboots with matching fleece socks  and insoles. These make me want to hop, skip, and--dance in the rain! (and snow, slush...)  :)

The most popular, wanted rainboot by Hunter
Available in a variety of colors

Matching welly socks by Hunter

Kate Spade Randi rainboot

Pelican rainboots by Sperry Top-Sider
My new beauties!

Chatham rainboot by Cole Haan
I wanted these so bad..but not in my size! Boo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Artful Inspirations

I managed to make it to the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a free admission day. And that was just the start to a fantastic day filled with many surprises. The Art Institute is home to some of my favorite pieces of work. I have always loved art, and something about seeing paintings that I have gazed at in books in person is truly breathtaking. I thought it would fun to take inspiration from some of my favorites and create looks based on them. So here are a few of the beauties that call Chicago their home.

Jackson Pollack's Greyed Rainbow

Jackson Pollack's Greyed Rainbow (close up)

I felt like these L.A.M.B. Quintessa sandals really matched the graphic quality of the piece.

A bold graphic dress from Lazerade by Veda, sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters

Asos paint splatter dress

Is there anything Gwen can't do?

So as expected, Gwen's ad for L’Oréal Paris was fierce! Not only did they feature her in a series of traditional-Gwen outfits, think ties and houndstooth, but they also played a little ditty similar to 'Hollaback Girl.' I can't wait to see a series of print ads of this collaboration. If anyone should be selling lipstick, it's Gwen Stefani!

Gwen's commercial!

A behind-the-scenes look at Gwen's new commercial for L’Oréal hair products. Can't wait to see the final result!


Just wanted to write a quick post to give a shout out to my love, Lucy. Even though i'm living fabulously in the city, I miss her dearly! Not only are out-of-this-world clothes and accessories the inspiration for my blog, her spunk and sass are too. I love you, Lucy! xoxo

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Just had to share this cover image of Alessandra Ambrosio on Harper's Bazaar Spain. She is stunning in this Lanvin frock and look at her legs! Gorgeous!

Etsy Pick: Jess James Jake Vintage

For today's etsy pick, I decided to go with another vintage shop! I have a certain obsession with vintage clothing that I will never get over! Jess James Jake Vintage has a good collection with a variety of different pieces. Here are a few of my favorite items from this fabulous shop! :)

1950's LBD with fringe!

1960's red ribbon hat

Victorian silhouette pendant

1970's aubergine wrap dress

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globes 2011

Well award's season is in full swing and tonight is the Golden Globes. I love love love awards season. Mainly, I love it because of the gowns. GG night and Oscar night always bring out the best in fashion! Well now that I have seen it all tonight, I will pick my favorite look of the night. It's no surprise that it's the ever-stylish January Jones. She's the new face of Versace so it's no wonder she wore this stunning red dress by them. As a runner up, i'd have to say Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham. How lovely!

Mad Men beauty, January Jones

Sandra Bullock

Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

Natalie Portman (winner!) in Viktor & Rolf