Animal Instincts

I have to brag. I have good taste in shoes. Today I rediscovered some gems that I bought for $10 -on sale- at Shoe Nami in New Orleans. They were purchased as a last minute addition to my cavewoman halloween costume. I haven’t worn them since…until today. I was ecstatic when I put them on and realized how delicious they are! I’m going to have to try not to wear them weekly this summer because not only are they gorgeous, tall and so fun, they are (dare I say it?) actually pretty comfortable!

Don’t be jealous…

Aside from my terrible photography… they’re pretty cool, no?

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Frosting

I <3 Charm & Chain.

They have so many beautiful things…all price ranges…featuring established designers and up & coming. Plus, everything is in limited supply so you’re much less likely to see someone else with it on. See for yourself:

Earrings

Black & Crystal Mohawk EarringsBlack and Crystal Mohawk Earrings$238 by Elizabeth Cole Jewelry

Navette EarringsNavette Earrings $55 by Elizabeth Cole Jewelry

Aztec EarringsAztec Earrings $40 by Chameleon Jewelry

Ballerina EarringsBallerina Earrings $430 by Eric Beamon

May Day Earrings$188 by Lulu Frost

Segmented EarringsSegmented Earrings$98 by Tuleste Market

My precious boyfriend got me these beauties for Christmas

Emerald Drop Earrings$125 by Kenneth Jay Lane

Quadrille Earrings $192 by Dori Csengeri

Hexagon Studs in black, gold or bronze $80 by Tuleste Market

Cleo Snake Earrings $100 by Fallon

Necklaces

Lucite ChokerLucite Choker with Cords, White/Gold$185 by Tuleste Market

Fish NecklaceSALE $95 by Tuleste Market (I have this one too, it’s a locket!)

Color Form Necklace$935 by Erikson Beamon

Sue Ellen Necklace$300 by Fallon

Isis Necklace$225 by Fallon

Tonal Single Layer SeedbeadSALE $149 by Lee Angel

Enamel & Crystal Lipstick NecklaceSALE $78 by Kenneth Jay Lane

Ignacia Necklace, Green OnyxSALE $140 by Kendra Scott

This necklace is my dream Blue Beaded Bib$395 by Tuleste Market

Starfish Necklace$88 by Sequin

Pearl Wishbone Necklace $237 by Pade Vavra

Bracelets

Chain Ribbon Crystal Bangle$75 by Rachel Leigh

Crystal Snake Cuff$300 by Kenneth Jay Lane

Gold Klimpt Cuff$195 Alexis Bittar

Enamel Zebra Cuff$100 Kenneth Jay Lane

Rhinestone Button Stretch Cuff$90 by Marilyn Schiff

Crystal Snake Chain Bracelet $150 Rachel Leigh

Rings

Peacock Cocktail Ring Peacock Cocktail Ring $45 by House of Harlow

Explosion Ring Explosion Ring $104 by Frangos

Sundance Ring $157 by Dori Csenger

Gold Sunburst Ring Gold Sunburst Ring $80 by Rachel Leigh

North Star Ring $140 by Amanda Rudey

Enjoy! Free ground shipping through March with the code “marchmadness


Outfit: St. Patty’s

I will use any occasion to dress for a theme. I like a little bit of structure with infinite possibilities. That is why I typically dress up for St. Patrick’s day. Yes this is a bathroom shot…

Green Riding jacket: vintage, Floral Dress: ABS, Cream Belt: Old Navy, Nude pumps: Forever21

Hopefully, my photography skills will improve.

Things we can thank Ireland for

I’m borrowing a little bit from my favorite and my best but I have a few to add.

Green Food, esp cupcakes, they’re not exactly “Irish” but whatevs

Cute cuddly dogs like the Irish Setter

Irish Setter Dog Breed

Eye Candy

Beautiful, tucked-away cottages that beckon you to build a love nest and maybe garden

The Irish Coast

Fairies, Leprechauns, Nymphs

Four Leaf Clovers – DUH

Irish Whiskey

Have fun & Be safe! xx

Guide to Spring Shoes

I love Refinery29, earlier this month they published the Ultimate Guide to Spring Shoes. I’d like to take what they said and find shoes I could find in my area (or online) for less than $100. Click the link to go to their article, then see where you can find these trends for less.

1. Printed Florals— “If your style borders on classic and simple, a pair of Liberty-inspired oxfords or an abstract floral pump could be just the thing to bring your look into this new season.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Lanvin T-Strap Sandals, $980, available at BarneysRobert Clergerie Floral Demisos Platforms, $685, available at Joan SheppASOS Magnolia Lace-Up Shoes, $48, available at ASOSTopshop Wilma Floral Wedges, $145, available atTopshop.

From me:

From Victoria’s Secret $99 and Piperlime $79

2. Shades of Ecru— “There really is nothing sexier than the season’s dreamy-soft nude palette…it’s no doubt our neutral of the season.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from left: Coach Stephanie Heels, $188, available at CoachJean-Michael Cazabat Mignona Oxford, $345, available at Bloomingdale’sJeffrey Campbell Dominate Wrap Heel, $128, available at Urban OutfittersChloé Wood and Canvas Wedges, $650, available at Net-A-Porter.

From Me:

MAIDEN

All from Forever21.com $19, $24 and Bakers $89, Piperlime $65

3. Men’s Shoes— “Oxfords, wingtips, jazz shoes…this spring, we’re loving them all.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone Cap Toe Oxfords, $325, available at Shopbop; Deena & Ozzy Suede Oxfords, $58, available at Urban OutfittersASOS Mister Two-Toned Lace-Up Brogues, $51.28, available at ASOSJ Crew Camden Brogues, $250, available at J. CrewJil Sander Leather Slip-On Brogues, $570, available at Net-A-Porter.

From Me:

ORLANDBERMUDA

From Bakers.com Left: Orland $49, Right: Bermuda $39

4. Mesh Details—”Somehow after all the studs and tough-girl accents, a little basic mesh feels so much lighter and cooler.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Anthropologie Transom Wedges, $145, available atAnthropologieMaison Martin Margiela Net Classic Heels, $735, available at La GarçonneTopshop Raver Mesh Sandals, $100, available at TopshopJil Sander Mesh Oxfords, $545, available at Barneys.

From Me:

From Forever21 $25 and Dillards$79

5. Classic Clogs—”The clog (and all its variations) has been in heavy rotation for a few years now, but this spring’s version pays homage to the ultimate ’70s Dazed & Confused classic.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Jeffrey Campbell Karl Clogs, $135, available at Jildor;Swedish Hasbeens Lace-Up Clogs, $398, available at Free PeopleFree People Charli Platform Clog, $179, available at Free PeopleTwelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Tamara Embroidered Wooden Clogs, $350, available at Shopbop.

From Me:

From Dillards $38, $95

6. Peep-Toe Booties—”Booties have become a seasonless staple, and this new batch of peep-toe styles will be on point right through next fall.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Acne Raya Boots, $529, available at AcneFree People Cut Out Eyelet Bootie, $68, available at Free PeopleASOS Tate Lace-Up Booties, $68.38, available at ASOS.

From Me:

From Forever21 $29 and $24

7. The New Espadrille—”There’s no mistaking that comfy, woven vacation bottom, but this season’s espadrilles have a decidedly more glamorous vibe.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Robert Clergerie Naya Raffia Platforms, $355, available atBarneys New YorkDolce Vita Ulma Espadrilles, $150, available at Martin + OsaPierre Hardy Espadrille Wedges, $565, available at Barneys New York.

From Me:

DESIREZELDA

From Bakers.com $69 and $89

8. Red—”We’re not sure why, but nothing really feels as chic for spring and summer as a pair of lipstick-red pumps or cut-out oxfords.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Aldo Mintken Oxfords, $54.98, available at Aldo; Diane Von Furstenberg Suede Platform Sandals, $280, available at ShopbopOpening CeremonyAnkle Clog Boot, $520, available at Opening CeremonyLoeffler Randall Maggie Flats, $395, available at Ten Over Six.

From Me:

BANDIT

From Forever21 $14 and Bakers.com $89

Product Image Women's Xhilaration® Tabitha T-Strap Peep-Toe Pumps - Red

From Target.com $19 and Forever21 $24

9. Sneaker-Inspired—”These aren’t the kind of kicks you’re generally used to, but we’re kind of into all the athletic details and sporty-sophisticated undertones.”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from left: Alexander Mcqueen Puma Elevate Wedges, $248, available atOakTopshop Unique Skater Boots, $310, available at TopshopAlexander Wang Mirte Boots, $550, available at Opening Ceremony.

From Me:

From Forever21 $22 and Dillards $59

10. Wovens—”We can’t help but think of an old-school Miu Miu, Marni, and Missoni when we see all the vibrant wovens that have popped up for spring (how could designers not be inspired by the Italians?).”

From Refinery29:

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Above, clockwise from top left: Coach Simona Heels, $198, available at CoachProenza Schouler Woven Lace-Up Heels, $1,055, available at Opening CeremonyLoeffler Randall Carlie Mignon Twist Sandals, $325, available at Shopbop.

From Me:

BREANNA

From Bakers.com $59 and  Dillards $89

Enjoy!

Dresses: Prints & Patterns Under $100

Inspired by my lovely friend Lydia’s excitement over the Liberty of London Collection at Target and by Refinery29’s article on 12 printed spring dresses…I decided to find 10 dresses in prints or patterns for under $100. Because you know I love dresses!

From Target: $34.99Product Image Liberty of London for Target® One Shoulder Ruffle Maxi Dress - Pink Garla Print

From Target $39.99Product Image Jean Paul Gaultier for Target® Rolled Collar Floral Dress - Pink

From Asos $51.28ASOS Pebble Printed Fitted Waist Dress

From Asos $64.96ASOS Abstract Feather Print One Shoulder Dress

From Asos $44.44ASOS Leopard Print Sundress

From Asos $51.28 ASOS Washed Rose Button-Through Dress

From Forever21 $24.80

From Forever21 $22.80

From Dillards $69

From Victoria’s Secret $98

Rolling into Spring

I’ve always loved riding a bicycle. I must admit that I was a late bloomer when it came to riding on two wheels. I believe I was 8 when I finally learned. With that said, I’ve never been amazing on the bike but I love the idea of saving car rides and riding to the gas station in a sundress and wedges. While in college, my favorite pink bike got stolen. It was an incredibly sad day because I did not live especially close to campus and had to walk. No fun. Around two weeks later, I saw a large man riding my bike down MY STREET. It was a pink huffy with a padded seat, suffice it to say, I knew it was mine. He gave it back, which sent me into a tizzy of tears. It was stolen again 3 weeks later – hey – it was New Orleans. Love that city but it’s not so safe for bikes. It looked a lot like the one below. Man, I miss that bike.

This morning, Daily Candy informed me of these adorable new customizable bikes from VillyCustoms. DC says “Head to the nifty site and start by choosing one of the four styles. Then pick a frame color (options range from pastel pink to cobalt blue to bright orange). Reckless cyclers should probably opt for fenders. But the fun doesn’t end there. Seriously trick out your bike with accessories: basket, cupholder, handlebar grips, chains, seat cover, bell, rear rack, all in the snazzy hues of your choosing. Such awesomeness comes with a surprisingly reasonable price tag starting at $269.”villy custom!

I’m gonna go ahead and need a basket for my weiner dog.

Also check out the article at Suburban Assault

Monday!

Daylight Savings is one of my favorite days of the year. Yesterday didn’t disappoint, there is a new frozen yogurt place that just opened, we tried it, and my life is changed! While I love the later sunsets, the later sunrises are hard for the first week. This beautiful photo reminded me of my besties Lo & Katie, as our hair represents the spectrum. Hope you have a wonderful week!

image: {this is glamorous} via lolita via US Glamour

White Eyeliner & Lady GaGa

I’m not sure but I think I want to embrace the runway white eyeliner trend. See below on Jac – the “top model” of Paris Fashion week.

I really want to do it. It’s so glam and yet ethereal? Where does one find white eyeliner?

c/0 NY Mag

PS: If you haven’t already, check out the Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce “Telephone” video. It made me want to break out in dance in my cube.

Telephone Video

I also love The Cut’s fashion analysis, check it out here.  Happy Friday!