SoCal Winter

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H&M blazer (old) and fur stole, Club Monaco top (old), J.Crew belt and jeans, Tory Burch flats, Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag, Michael Kors watch, Bracelets: J.Crew, Jewelmint, Nadri, F21, Nails: Essie Borrowed & Blue and Mint Candy Apple

Before heading to New Jersey for Christmas, I panicked about not being warm enough so I picked up this faux fur stole at H&M. I loved not only the price ($17.95!) but also the fact that it can be layered over almost anything - in 20 or 60 degree weather. It remained glued to the collar of my wool coat to keep me cozy on the east coast, and now I'm loving it over SoCal winter friendly outfits, like this pastel ensemble which features my favorite blush blazer plucked straight from my spring wardrobe. As you know, I'm usually more of a dark neutrals girl but it sure is nice to soften things up a bit every now and then.

 

Ringmaster

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Vintage blazer, T by Alexander Wang tee, GAP jeans, Lanvin flats, Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag, Shoedazzle (gifted), J.Crew and Forever21 bracelets, Micheal Kors watch, Kate Spade earrings

This sequin blazer was a serendipitous find while I was doing a pull at Shareen Vintage for a shoot last year. I swiftly swiped it off the rack and held it my tight grasp until I had secured it for my very own. When I wear it, I feel like the ringmaster in the most fabulously costumed three ring circus... so what better to pair with it than an arm full of tiger/leopard/snake cuffs and a necessary touch of checker print fit for only the chicest of circus clowns?

 

2011 Survival Guide

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2011 Kickoff

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tangramarama Anna Clutch, Russell + Hazel Quips + Queries Set, Louis Vuitton Golden Agenda Pen, Karen Walker Number One Crazy Tortoise Sunglasses, Chanel Le Vernis Riva, Beauty is Life Coming Out Lashes, Zara Home Pillow, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Dress, Dominic Jones Claw Knuckle Duster, Minimarket Croc Patent Zipper Wedges
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Along with a new year comes a clean slate - an empty inspiration board waiting to be filled with new lusts and loves. As we make long lists of goals and resolutions in between sips of leftover (but still good!) champagne, we mustn't fail to consider the style details that will support us in conquering the unknown this year. What's a girl not to be without in '11? To name a few...
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1. Portfolio/Clutch - Maybe you're going over materials with a new client or maybe you're catching up with friends over ginger sidecars. It's appropriate and cute either way.
2. Pretty little jotters - We're always scribbling things. A phone number, an address, a paint color, an inmate ID#. Why not do it on a gilded notecard adorned in symbols of good luck?
3. An impossibly gorgeous writing utensil - Because you deserve beauty in even the smallest of details.
4. Glasses that have taken one more step towards crazy - Still love last year's cat eyes, but could use a little boost of granny-fab.
5. Whimsical nail colors - January is a month for dreaming. Why not do it on your nails?
6. Loads of lashes - The longer, the better... and don't let yourself ever be without them in a time of need.
7. Sequins in the home - Let them spill out of your sparkle-stocked closet and all over your couch.
8. Geeky/girly dress - To get the best of both worlds.
9. Don't-Mess-With-Me-Ring - To account for what #8 lacks.
10. Wedge bootie - In a not-so-neutral color. It's time to get serious about having a little fun.