Surprise, I'm one of them!!! When Mynt 1792 asked if I'd like to be part of a 5-piece collection with jackets each designed by 5 different bloggers, (myself, Kellie, Fran, Allison, and Nadia -- her blog is currently down, but check out her Tumblr). The jackets will be out on November 2nd and priced at $188 and up, and available in sizes 12-26. Honestly, I want every single jacket in this collection. I think each of us did such a good job at staying true to our aesthetic and style, but still created pieces that each of us could wear (though maybe Fran would stray away from pink... hmm).
From left to right: Nicolette $208, Kellie $238, Fran $248, Allison $228, Nadia $188
Notes on my pink leather jacket: the sample that was produced for the shoot is a bit different than what the final production piece will be. Where there are currently placeholder rhinestones, there will be rose gold studs (in fact, all the hardware on the jacket is rose gold), and the zipper tape will be the exact same shade of dusty rose as the leather. I'm really excited about it!! Even though the pink is "mine," I'm obsessed with all of them.
Mynt 1792 Promo photos all shot by Lydia Hudgens!
Absolutely Fabulous is now on Hulu; Goodbye, World
Yes, it's true. I first got the tip from my homegirl Christina, and it's so very real: 6 seasons of Patsy & Edina are up and streaming here on Hulu. Growing up with an English dad means BBC was often on in the background, so AbFab (and especially Jennifer Saunders) hold a special place in my heart. It's all the more real after investing a few years of my life working in the fashion industry. Bubble would fit in really well these days on Tumblr or the current street style circus. It's Lacroix, darling!
Home Decor Inspiration Forever
Domino Magazine has returned at exactly the right moment, as my apartment overhaul kicks into high gear once again. This time, I'm tackling the bedroom. Our bedroom is small and dark, and because we (okay, fine, it's just me) have so much stuff, organization and storage becomes a big issue. Whenever we have guests over, I tend to hide everything away in the bedroom and close the door! So, finally, I'm devoting a little extra TLC to the bedroom. We have found the perfect linens, a large piece of artwork (in lieu of a traditional headboard), and an area rug that I think will really open up the space! I cannot wait to get it all together. I've been collecting a lot of my home inspiration on Pinterest!
Do you have any amazing home decor resources or shops?? I'd love to see! My recent obsessions have been Furbish Studio and Lulu & Georgia, with an incredible number of pieces found on eBay (including custom curtains)!
Bloomingdale's Fall Look Book is Working It
And not just because I helped write the copy, either! Tara Lynn is making the season's trends - from 70's revival, to leather statements, to animal prints come to life in Bloomingdale's latest style guide. It was really fun to work with a retailer on a project like this, and Bloomingdale's has been a long time favorite of mine.
To see the entire Plus Style Guide, click here.
Ahhh, Kate Spade. I'll always remember being 12-years-old and insisting that I needed the "Sam" bag to take to my two-year-long rotation of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. It was the iconic bag of my middle school memory, and probably one of the first moments that a brand - and a designer name - had locked itself vividly into my consciousness. The brand has evolved so much since 1998 (the year in which I was 12-years-old), and with Deborah Lloyd now at the helm, I've learned to avoid opening their newsletters because the temptation is often too much to bare. I did splurge a little on one of the above items. Can you guess which one?!
And with that, the weekend countdown officially begins! I'll be going blonder, reconnecting with my besties who I haven't seen in weeks, and starting to prepare for Ali's visit next week. I'm so excited, I could squeal.