Tuesday, January 8, 2008

This Ring's the Thing

I've been yearning after this hand-chipped rough crystal and gold vermeil ring from Alexis Bittar for months now. This iceberg ring is simple but absolutely stunning, a small accessory with true impact. At $385 however, it's a little beyond my budget! I'm counting down the days when I can show off this chip of ice on my finger.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Prepping for Spring

They're back.

All the preppy polo shirts, tailored dresses, colorful flats, and country club cardigans are emerging, replacing the browns, blacks, and grays of winter collections. Nothing puts me in a better mood than going out to shop for some pleasant spring outfits. These four pieces (including two in spring's signature color--yellow!) can be mixed and matched endlessly for some amazing ensembles. I love the idea of the Reyes tennis cardigan worn over J.Crew's tangier print blouse with its ruffled neckline. Pair it with cuffed shorts and gold flats for a preppy, spring look that is so unpretentious country club.

Nanette Lepore's Embroidered Cardigan

Marc by Marc Jacobs Button-down Sweater Tunic