Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hello Yellow

Image via Fashionista
So if you watched the Emmys this weekend I'm sure you caught the fashion trend of the color yellow. There were some real beautiful dresses on the red carpet but I do have to say, yellow was the winner! I was really digging the rich color and how it just popped against the red carpet. It's not your normal or mainstream color for an awards show but it totally worked with the style designs of the dresses. Check out the slideshow of the other dresses from the Emmys red carpet.


Monday, September 24, 2012

The Killers!

Today was a little cray cray, so I didn't have time to blog. With that, I give you a picture of Brandon Flowers from The Killers! Happy Monday :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits

Image via Our Mismatched Life
New Beginnings:
Excited for another fresh start and the great opportunities to come but bittersweet to leave an awesome place and friends. -Rebecca
Nerd Alert:
Seeing the endeavor was such a sight. Once in a lifetime :) - Andrea

...and the pits.
All thumbs:
Having an injured thumb and forgetting to be extra careful, you don't really realize how much one uses their thumbs until you injure one of them. -Rebecca
Really, again?!
I think I have the worst car luck. Ever! This time the darn thing just wouldn't start. - Andrea 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big Bootie

Fall is almost here and even though it still feels like summer out in LA, I've already busted out my booties. I am a big bootie lover! They are so versatile. You can wear them with a dress, skirt, pants...the list goes on and on and on. I've picked out some of my favorites below. Are you ready for fall fashion?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NYFW: Black & White

Image via Vogue

While we all love color in our wardrobe, I can never get enough of black and white. They have always been my go to colors when shopping for clothing more so black than anything. Vogue Magazine has put up a recap of all the black and white from New York Fashion Week from designers like Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and Oscar De La Renta. It's definitely making a bigger appearance for the upcoming seasons, so check out the latest here.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Plethora of Prints

I am usually not a fan of prints at all because I sometimes feel that they give attention to all the wrong areas, but lately I really don't care :) Since I love wearing one statement piece in all my outfits, any pair of the below will definitely get that job done. Check out some of the below that I have seen around.

Starting from the left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wrapped Around

Recently I've been really into wearing bracelets especially my leather wrap bracelets, they're stylish and go with anything really. I have a few I wear in constant rotation and what's great is you can pair them with other wrap bracelets in any color, they mesh well together. I've been looking at other leather wrap bracelets and there are some real cute ones out there. Below are my favorites I wear all the time, they are both from Chan Luu who is well known for his unique wrap bracelets and others I've been checking out.


 Image via Our Mismatched Life

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Image via Nordstrom
Image via Forever 21

Friday, September 14, 2012

THE PEAKS and the pits...

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Left Over Days:
-Having extra vacation days left so you can enjoy a 4 day weekend! -Andrea
Good News Express:
-Getting some really awesome news from an unexpected place, it made my entire day! -Rebecca
Viva Vacation:
-So excited to take a couple of days off for a vacation, perfect way to end the summer! -Rebecca

the pits...
Confined Smelly Space:
-Being on an airplane with people who stink, yuck!!! -Andrea
Can't get it right:
Having just one of those days where your mind just doesn't work right and nothing is turning out how you want! -Rebecca

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fashion Week with Marc Jacobs...

Marc Jacobs via Style.com

We've been overloading the blog this week with all things Fashion Week but seriously how can we not talk about fashion when all of these awesome runway shows are happening. I wanted to showcase another awesome designer, Marc Jacobs, who pulled off 2 amazing runway shows for his Marc Jacobs Collection and Marc by Marc Jacobs Collection this season. He is by far one of my favorites designers out there with his unique design style, patterns and color combinations it's amazing how his mind works on and off the runway even all the way to his retail stores. It's fun to check out his stores on Melrose especially going to his Book Marc boutique which has funky trinkets, books and accessories. We made a stop there on Fashion Night Out and got some cool freebies, a shirt and gloves plus a cool souvenir picture. Check it out below. Marc Jacobs is one of the many designers I always look forward to during Fashion Week and also for the original themes he chooses for each show, it's more than just a show it's a production. Here are few images from each collection. 


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Image via Fashionista

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Image via Style.com

Andrea and I at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store on Melrose during Fashion Night Out...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Zac Posen - Spring 2013

When there is a runway show and all the top models show up, I have to blog about it. Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, Alek Wek, Coco Rocha and Crystal Renn all walked Zac's latest show. Love the old Hollywood feel of this collection.

P.S. My photo collage editing skills do not give the piece that Coco Rocha is wearing justice. Click here to see it in all its glory.

*All images via Fashionista.com.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY: Polished Ring Necklace

I took on another DIY project this week after seeing a cool idea from a post on a great blog, P.S. I made this... where old keys were painted and placed on a necklace. I thought it was a cool idea for a necklace and then my mind went off to "what else can I paint and make into a necklace? hmmm". I was looking thru some of my charms and other trinkets as I came across three large metal rings which I had no idea what they were for. I think I may have tried to pass them off as rings at one time but clearly it didn't work out since they were just sitting in a box. After seeing them I started to think I could totally paint them and give the rings a new look. So with my own version of that idea, I grabbed a dark polish from OPI called "Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees" and painted over the rings as thoroughly as possible over a piece of foil as they dried on one side then painted the other side. It's always fun to draw some inspiration from other places, keeps the creativity flowing in my mind which is a lot of fun.


Rings before...
Rings during makeover...
Voila...The necklace!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg - Spring 2013

New York Fashion Week is in full effect! My favorite show so far has been Diane's. She sure knows how to dress a woman. Check out more here.

*All images via dvf.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits.

Yes, I did Zumba with my sister this week and I liked it! - Andrea
Night Out:
Getting out on the town for Fashion Night Out and scoring some cute freebies, not so bad for a weeknight. -Rebecca
...and the pits.
Nailed it:
Damn nail in my tire...grrrr. - Andrea
 Bumper Car:
Miscalculating the length of the driveway and hitting the curb, leaving me with a few scratches so I can remember how I need to pay attention!!! -Rebecca

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vogue's Fashion Week A-Z List

Image via Vogue
So Fashion Week is right around the corner and I can't wait to check out the latest Fashion Shows and seeing all the designers collections. With all the fashion outlets gearing up for Fashion Week, Vogue which always has the latest info has complied a list of things from A to Z to look forward to for Fashion Week all the way from New York to Paris. For each letter of the alphabet they shine light on things like new designers, upcoming trends on boots and heels, runway shows and new makeup products. It's a quick preview of what's to come and by the looks of it, it's going to be great! Check it out here Vogue's Fashion Week A-Z: 26 Things We Are Looking Forward to, From New York to Paris


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kirna Zabete for Target

I cannot wait for this line that hits Target stores this Sunday, September 9th! If you know anything about me, you know I love everything about "the red dot boutique" (all my moms gay boyfriends made me call it that when I was younger and it stuck ever since). I've gone crazy for all their designer lines...Missoni...Jason Wu...and now Kirna Zabete! Kirna Zabete is a small designer boutique in New York, think of it as a really small Neiman Marcus. All of the pieces sold at the boutique have been hand picked by the 2 owners, Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini. Both of these ladies have major fashion cred, so I would expect nothing but amazing out of this line. Check out some of the pieces below. I'm gushing over that black blazer and leather skirt, LOVE! Will you be at Target this Sunday morning, I know I will.

*All photos via Thebudgetbabe.com.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DIY: Fresh Coat of Paint

Over the weekend, I took on another small DIY project which I've been wanting to do for awhile. I have this awesome rod iron mannequin silhouette coat rack which is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my room. I wanted to give it a little makeover so it could blend in better with the rest of my black furniture. So I took a quick trip to Joann's and bought a can of black spray paint to give it the new look. It took about a total of 15 minutes to spray the entire white coat rack to black with just one can of spray paint. Then I let it sit out to dry for a few hours so the spray paint smell would be gone before putting it back into my room. It was a really great and easy DIY project and it revamped my coat rack. Sometimes all you need is a little color change or tweaks to really revamp an object into something great!