Little Delights

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Macs in gray and black - perfect go-to bags for whatever neutral accent the outfit calls for.
Adorable Fifi Lapin phone cases c/o Iconemesis (cupcake, teacup)
Favorite new makeup goodies: NARS American Dream eyeshadow palette, Giorgio Armani blush in #10 (I'm completely in love!) and Eyes to Kill mascara, NARS eyeshadow pencil in Goddess and lipgloss in Turkish Delight, Chanel lipgloss in Sweet Beige #297 - the most perfect nude gloss from the fall collection (it's serious - I need to buy a backup)
The cutest mint green camera watercolor print from my mom - for Ian's new desk setup.

Enjoy all the little delights of your weekend!


Wear Your Fire Resolution: Get Noticed


A Fire New Year

Some of us need a little fun in our lives. Maybe you worked too hard last year or went through a tough time, and have forgotten to live it up from time to time. Or perhaps you're just looking to make a connection with those around you, whether they be old friends or a potential to-be-determined soul mate. Either way, you need to get noticed. Allow me to show you how you can use Fire to help you seek some pleasure this year.

Your Look's Key Words: Dramatic. Fun. Captivating. Flirty. Alive. Style Elements: Sharp shapes. Sparkle. Bright colors. Body con. Animal.

Get Noticed With Fire Get Noticed With Fire by thelifestyled featuring Lee Angel jewelry

Tips to Fire Up Your Life

1. Throw a party. You don't need a reason. Just a bunch of your friends, some great munchies, and libations for all. Whether you're in the mood for a game night, girls night, or Jersey Shore night, hosting a party will put you in your Fire element. No matter what, laughs and hugs are guaranteed.

Valentine Dinner Party Invitations, $35

2. Join Twitter. If you haven't already, this is a must. At first glance, it may feel a bit like a way dumbed down version of Facebook, but it's actually a super fun way to stay connected with friends (and celebs), and stay abreast of their daily musings.If nothing else, it's another way to procrastinate from that boring work you're supposed to be doing.

3. Do something daring. Go skydiving. Take a strip tease class. Get a Brazilian bikini wax. Drive a Vespa. Doing something you'd normally be too scared to do will get the adrenaline flowing, and make you feel like you're on top of the world.

Vespa GTV 250, $6,900

It's hard to imagine a year without Fire energy. It's the element that allows us to connect in a meaningful way with our favorite people, and makes it OK to be all about you every now and then. It's what keeps us sane, and gives us things to look forward to, like those fabulous studded heels you're going to wear to Friday happy hour. Speaking of, gotta go...

Wear Your Earth Resolution: Get Grounded


An Earth New Year

Perhaps 2009 was a year of big changes for you. You got married, moved into a new home, had a baby, or experienced any other detours from your usual norm. If you're feeling like you need to ground yourself and settle into your life a bit more, Earth is your intention for 2010. Here are lots of fun ways to nest during hibernation season.

Your Look's Key Words: Comfortable. Cozy. Classic. Warm. Style Elements: Texture. Earthy tones. Warm fabrics.

Get Grounded With Earth Get Grounded With Earth by thelifestyled featuring Miss Selfridge

Tips to Earthify Your Life

1. Get into the kitchen. There's no better way to get comfy than with delicious food! So throw on an apron, dust off the stack of cookbooks, and get some yummy smells circulating through the house. Not only is it a fun way to "connect" with your home, but it will produce a tasty reward for you and those around you!

American Fashion Cookbook, $30

2. Learn to knit. I'm convinced this craft was invented to bring Earth energy into our lives. You work with nubby textures to create a cozy blanket or scarf, perhaps that you might give as a gift to a friend or loved one, and you do it as your settle into your favorite chair and sip a cup of tea. Please!

Organic Cotton Knitting Yarn, $9.50 per ball

3. Better your home. You're going to be spending a lot of time there this season, so why not take the opportunity to do a few of the projects you've been hoping to get to for months? Paint and distress a side table. Bring in some seasonal greenery. Add a cute doormat. It'll make you feel that much happier when you walk in the door.

Monogram Coir Doormat, $25

With our crazy busy schedules and long daily To Do lists, it can be easy to forget to stop, take in our surroundings, and enjoy the little things that make our routines great. If you can make steps towards feeling more stable this year, you'll be all the more ready to take on whatever future changes life throws at you.