Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspired by Blake Lively

Not only is she the new face of Chanel and Anna Wintour's number one gal pal, she is one of my favorite style icons. Playing Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, her character is part-couture, part-bohemian. She plays a free spirit, and her style truly matches that in real life. Oh, and did I mention Christian Loutboutin named a shoe after her? Jealous, yes! Blake truly has the All American girl look and the All American style (and the All American charmed life!)

Playing Serena van der Woodsen

With Christian Louboutin

"The Blake"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Etsy Pick: Unique Art Pendants

Not only do I love artsy jewelry, but I truly love artsy jewelry decorated with seahorses and whales. Adding nature to accessories can add whimsy to any outfit and really show your personality and interests. I'm a huge Cetacean lover, so this whale cuff is right up my alley. But the other ocean-related accessories are great too. There is also an assortment of lockets and pendants decorated with other wonders from the natural world. Your collection really is artsy; I love it! xoxo, MS

Whale brass cuff bracelet

Butterfly pendant

Goldfish locket

William Shakespeare cuff

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Inspired by Jane Eyre

I saw a matinee showing of Jane Eyre yesterday and was really digging the costumes. The flowy dresses and skirts totally channeled the current trends right now that I have been seeing here in Chicago (on the few spring days we've had so far, that is). Also, I loved the lace collars, bonnets, and oxfords. Here are a few ideas to get a Jane-Esque look.

Jane Eyre 2011

Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre

Pins and Needles chiffon maxi skirt, Urban Outfitters

Kegerries oxfords; Aldo

Cluny lace necklace; Anthropologie

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gwen covers Elle UK

Paying homage to the great, Elizabeth Taylor

Today the world lost a legend. Elizabeth Taylor was not only an actress and model, she was a giving philanthropist, activist, friend and mom. An inspiration. After fighting a courageous battle, she has ended all struggle and suffering. The world will not forget her!

Winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars

With Richard Burton

Presenting at the Oscars

Sunday, March 20, 2011

While window shopping..

I fell in love with these two pieces. Both of them didn't make it home with me but i'm still thinking about them!

Gap geometric shorts

Anthropologie Enchanting Eyes belt