Posts Tagged ‘Budget Fashion Report’

Shop Your Closet: Retro-inspired pieces

March 25, 2009

dsc_0051Photo via Cupcakes and Cashmere (This is Emily’s fabulous closet!)

Hi loves. Today I wrote a post about how to quickly shop your closet when you are feeling in fashion funk. To learn more, click here! Hugs! SPxx


Spring, are you listening?

March 16, 2009

Well, if you are, please hear my pleas:

I am ready to wear dresses and skirts without tights.

I am ready to wear a lot of white.

And, I am ready to wear open-toed shoes without my toes freezing.

P.S. Check out more cute drapey vest-cardigans on Budget Fashion Report, plus cute dresses, belts and shoes to with!



Red tights.

March 12, 2009


I have loved Dallas Shaw‘s work for quite some time now and find all her prints so cute. I especially love her fashion prints. And don’t you love this one? Those shoes are pretty sweet, too. I recently blogged about red tights, and now I think I really need to put my money where my mouth is and just buy a pair for my very own. Stay tuned for more of Dallas’ work! Spxx

P.S. More lovely yellow items on this cute blog.

Wishing on a star.

March 9, 2009


I often find myself jotting down certain things I am coveting—usually on bright yellow sticky notes or random pieces of paper—as a way to remind myself to keep particular items in mind the next time I am out shopping. But this time, I decided I wanted to create a visual list of what is on my radar right now, things I feel would be great additional staples to my current wardrobe. There will be many more I am sure, but this is the first batch on the roster.

A little explanation behind each item:

1. Ever since that amazing coat from Anthropologie, which is sadly no longer available, showed up on The Sartorialist, I have been in love with it. I would like to get a coat that falls in the similar color range of a pinky-gray-beige hue. Preferably with some sort of feminine detailing.

2. If you read my blog enough, you know that as of late, I have developed a slight fixation on ankle socks. I am loving these striped ones, also photographed by Anna Wolf. Well, I promised myself that the next time it was a nice day, I would rock the socks. Needless to say, I chickened out. And, to top it off, a dear person who reads my blog knew this and totally called me out! So, ankles socks, IT’S ON.

3. Isn’t her cropped jean jacket cool? I am a big fan of how she used it as a layering component. Genius move. I lost my jean jacket a long time ago and never seemed to replace it. Lately, I have been feeling it’s loss and think that I will get one in a light denim wash, that is distressed looking, and of course cropped! Also, her coat is really cool.

4. I used to love silver jewelry and still have two rings that I almost always wear that are from my parents, but think that I have become more of a “gold person” when it comes to “fun” jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces etc. With that said, I think I would like to purchase either a simple (probably faux) gold watch or at least one that is cool with gold accents. (I especially love the all gold one above, which features an elastic band and totally reminds me of something my beautiful Grandmother, Rita, would have worn.)

5. This photograph was taken by the very talented photographer, Anna Wolf, and I am loving the stark contrast of the pale pinky beige dress against the bright pop of her red tights. I have been playing around with the idea of red tights for a while now and even blogged about them, but was never quite sure how I would wear them. Now I know!

6. This photo was taken by Joanna at Fashion Week last year—same beautiful girl, different amazing outfit. The necklace of silk flowers is perfection. And, this morning, I was checking out a sweet blog called Vintage Tea and she had these photos of these really pretty necklaces by Marquis & Camus…I am determined to try and make one, which may take me enlisting my good friend A, who is extremely creative, plus a trip to a craft store. M&J Trimming, here I come.

I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing it! If you did, let me know! And, stay tuned for more wish lists, but until then—have a great rest of your day and an even more relaxing evening! I’m off to a press event for Madeleine Weinrib and then headed to yoga! What are you up to tonight? Spxx

Wishing you a wonderous weekend.

March 6, 2009


Who: My feet!

What: Ocean-gazing on a beachside boardwalk with some of my closest friends.

Where: Amagansett, NY

When: Last April

Why: A West coast girl needs her some ocean.

Let’s just say that this photograph signifies perfection in my mind.

Have a magical weekend, my lovelies!

P.S. To see my current posts from BFR, click here!

Styling session: A sneak preview…

March 4, 2009

Hi lovelies. Meet my friend AM. Isn’t she pretty? Well, she was bored with her style and asked me for help. So, we dug into my closet and had some fun. Here is a little sneak preview of what’s to come! And, to find out how you can get AM’s look, click here! SPxx






More to come soon, so stay tuned! xx

Jump for joy, it’s Friday!

February 27, 2009


Don’t you wish you could be as lucky as Betty and jump up high, right next to the Seine? Lucky duck.


P.S. Click here to see my most recent posts on Budget Fashion Report. 🙂


Obsessed with: Ramona West and Dear Golden

February 25, 2009

My friend R of the blog, Lex and the City, recently told me about this cool Etsy shop called Ramona West. I checked it out and instantly fell in love. Then, while perusing my friend Joanna’s blog, Cup of Jo, I saw an Etsy shop on her site that looked neat called Dear Golden. Again, hook, line and sinker. Love at first sight. So much so, that I an picked some more favorite pieces and put together an outfit, which I posted today on Budget Fashion Report. The two online boutique have really different styles and pieces, but are really inspiring and fun to browse through and shop. Here are a few of my favorite items from both. Enjoy! SPxxramonawest_title



More about ankle socks.

February 24, 2009

032108_sevigny_200x400So, it seems some of my favorite looks include,  well anything that involves oxfords, and apparently, ankle socks. I posted about them yesterday on both Style Pill and Budget Fashion Report and made the statement that I am going to give this look (short socks with heels) a go when it becomes warmer. I like Chloe Sevigny’s look in this photo—which I apologetically cannot remember where I found it, so sorry—because although she does have her shirt buttoned all the way up to her neck, she still remains looking feminine and flirty by showing some leg.

P.S. Since I was only able to post once today on SP, click here to see two new posts from BFR! SPxx

I heart Alexa Chung.

February 23, 2009


Photo via garance dore

My oh my, that Alexa Chung and her style! Pretty amazing in my book. I am really digging the look she’s got going on here. The jacket and the striped sweater are my favorite pieces, and I also love the little socks. I just posted about little ruffly ones on BFR and have decided that my goal for spring is to pull this look off as much as can once it gets warmer. What do you think of her look? And, what do you think of little socks, heels and bare legs? SPxx