lundi, décembre 24, 2007
dimanche, décembre 23, 2007
I recently bought a new winter coat from j. Crew, so I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful and classic coats from their selection. If you are planning on purchasing a coat from j. Crew, I highly recommend choosing one that can be customized by adding a thinsulate layer. When I visited the j. Crew store, I was disappointed to see that their coats were extremely thin and not suited to the New York cold. However, when I got home and went online, I discovered that several of the coats (including the two pictured below) come with the option of thinsulate, which provides an extra layer of warmth. I purchased the double-cloth lady day coat pictured below with thinsulate, and I can vouch for the fact that it really does add warmth without adding any bulkiness.
Double-cloth lady day coat, $298 (with thinsulate, $318)
Double-cloth sybil coat, $298 (with thinsulate, $318)
By the way, I absolutely love the dark poppy color pictured above. So perfect for the holidays, but very classic at the same time!
mardi, décembre 18, 2007
All photos from Flickr, Inspiration Board (pool)
samedi, décembre 15, 2007
I just ordered myself a new office chair from PBteen (on sale from $179 to $149, by the way). I have been searching for a functional and stylish chair to replace the standard dorm room desk chair (which is neither comfortable nor good-looking). If you're looking for new seating, PBteen has a variety of desk chairs and lounge chairs on sale right now!
Speaking of PBteen, their website is always an amazing source of design inspiration for me. I love the way they combine items to create rooms full of personality, individuality, and youthful attitude. Of course, some of the rooms on display are a bit "over-the-top," but others are impressively sophisticated and full of creative ideas ready to be incorporated into your own space.
By the way, I adore the collection of cozy sweater ornaments. How lovely would it be to decorate a Christmas tree around the theme of handknit sweaters and scarves?
jeudi, décembre 13, 2007
Making a mobile/hanging ceiling art out of wooden craft hoops.
mercredi, décembre 12, 2007
With that said, I found this photograph particularly memorable. Besides the stunning background of Christmas trees and holiday lights, I love how this girl has put together a practical (read: warm!) outfit that also embodies the festive holiday spirit. Makes me want to grab a thick woolen scarf and cozy peacoat!
lundi, décembre 10, 2007
Solid Silk CDC Top, $228; Raquel Faille Short, $198
Sailboat Print Top, $228; Slubby Chambray Short, $168
Wave Print Halter Dress, $198
Neon Marc Bobble Hair Tie, $28
samedi, décembre 08, 2007
OK, so I've made my argument in favor of Tory Burch flats. Now, I'm interested to hear your opinions! Are you for or against?
Reva Ballet Flats, Tory Burch, $195
jeudi, décembre 06, 2007
- I absolutely love van Gogh's paintings. Despite his troubled life, paintings like these do not contain any signs of it. These beautiful and serene landscapes always have a calming effect on me with their gentle swirls of shades of blue and green.
The Olive Trees
- I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Greece this summer, and it was definitely an unforgettable experience. The narrow cobble-stoned streets lined with blue and white houses and tiny churches invite you to explore the small towns and see what lies around the next corner. Not to mention wonderful shopping opportunities -- silver jewelry, bracelets with the Greek eye motif, and breezy linen clothing.
- And for your daily fashion fix, I love these adorable and summery sundresses dresses by Milly. I love the bright and cheerful colors, the retro shapes, and the carefree and feminine attitude.
lundi, décembre 03, 2007
dimanche, décembre 02, 2007
- If you're in New York, definitely check out Loehmann's. I went in yesterday and found some amazing pieces that must have arrived only recently. Especially exciting were several racks filled with gorgeous blouses, blazers, and cropped pants by Rebecca Taylor (one of my new favorite designers!).
- Make time to see New York City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. It is such a fantastic holiday tradition, plus it is absolutely adorable to see families bringing their young children to see the show for the very first time. And even if you can't make it to see NYCB, take advantage of local companies and touring companies in your area.
- Decorate for the holidays! Sadly to say, housing does not permit students to have live Christmas trees in their rooms (!), but I would still like to make my dorm festive for the holidays. I am thinking twinkle lights and maybe even a wreath hung in my window would be nice touches.
- Check out style.com's feature on packing for holiday travel. Even though I will not be spending my break lounging poolside in the Caribbean (I am going to Paris this year), I can still admire the collages of colorful bikinis and chic cover-ups and daydream about tropical weather!
- Put together your own non-school-related reading list for over the holidays and make a trip to Barnes & Noble to pick up your selections. Then plan to spend a few days over winter break lounging on the couch under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
That's all for now -- I will try to update again soon!