Monday, February 22, 2010

Tartan & coffee

(TNA tee, Wilfred pants, F21 blanket/poncho, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Fallon earrings, Aldo motorcycle gloves, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet cuff bracelet, Alex & Chloe sword necklace, vintage Chanel purse, CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Berry Smooch)

This bright tartan poncho/blanket is one of my favorite Christmas presents, from my dear coworker Sara who knew I had wanted it for weeks! Not only is it disgustingly comfortable (as in, I've worn it way too many times), but draped over a plain tee or shirt, the poncho's in-your-face color and pattern elevates any outfit. I posted a bunch of outfit photos this time around to do justice to my photographer, Catharine Acurso, who is young, amazing and talented beyond her years. Her work is just inspiring and I'm so lucky to be one of her subjects!

On another note, as a Lucky Alpha Shopper, I recently got to try CoverGirl's Outlast Lipstain in Berry Smooch - and now I'm hooked on it! I'm not a fan of sticky lipsticks, and usually just opt for a clear gloss, but this lipstain went on sheer and pretty. Aside from its flattering, dusky pink hue, I love the marker-like applicator which makes it easy to put on for clueless makeup beginners like myself.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

And we'll all float on

(Club Monaco sweater, Corpus skirt, Kenneth Cole boots, Club Monaco jacket, UO tights)
Photos by Vincent Lim.

Life never slows down! I've wanted to update for so long, and this is literally the first free evening I've had in ages. I've only had a few minutes here and there to look at everyone else's blogs and keep up with all the New York Fashion Week news - runway collections look amazing! - but I hope you are all doing well! I'm posting an outfit featuring one of my favorite mini skirts by Corpus. I love the exposed side zipper, the tulip hemline, the plaid pattern. I bought the Club Monaco sweater last year; the crest vaguely reminded me of Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf - speaking of which, I am thrilled the show is coming back in March. It'll make Mondays tolerable.

A couple months back, I was invited to the one year anniversary party at House of Love & Luck, an amazing boutique on La Cienega that sells vintage and reworked vintage jewelry culled from markets and estate sales all over the world. Their selection is truly extraordinary. My absolute favorite has got to be the snake collar necklace in the third photograph. Definitely check out House of Love & Luck if you're in Los Angeles and on the hunt for a unique piece of statement jewelry!