{wear} sequined bags

I keep seeing fabulous sequined bags for Fall. I love the idea of using them during the day to add some fun sparkle to your weekend uniform.

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What I’d really like is this Marc Jacobs Debbie Tuck Clutch, but it costs $1,000, so that’s not happening.

How fab is this Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Little Connie Sequined Mini Bag?! I love the golden hue and the long chain.

This Oryany Wendy Reversible Sequin Tote is great. Love the multicolored sequins and the chain detail.

The Kate Spade Plaza Sequin Amanda Bag is so much fun. I really like the spangly, haphazard looking sequins.

LOVE the sequin minaudiere from J.Crew.

Also from J.Crew, this galaxy purse is heaven.

This Melie Bianco tote is also great. And a steal at just $84.00.

Anthropologie’s Calling for Rain bag is perfectly slouchy. Love the drawstrings.

And for the young and girly, this Juicy Couture Luxe Sequin daydreamer is lots of fun. I really like the leather and satin bow and the ombre sequins.



September 30, 2010. wear. 2 comments.

{shop} emerald and gold @ kate spade

I am LOVING the new arrivals at Kate Spade in fabulous shades of rich emerald and luxe gold – so perfect for crisp Fall weather. I’ll take it all, thank you.

Emerald and Gold at Kate Spade

Emerald and Gold at Kate Spade by coutureandcupcakes featuring couture handbags

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$145 – katespade.com

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$145 – katespade.com

twirl margie at kate spade
$375 – katespade.com

jeweled tortoise cuff at kate spade
$275 – katespade.com

September 29, 2010. shop. 2 comments.

spring 2011 rtw – part 7

Jill Sander may be my favorite Spring collection.  Fantastic full skirts, gorgeous bright colors, and THE STRIPES!  It was really quite perfect.

The color combinations are so good!  Love this.

September 28, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

{shop} new madewell jewelry

I just got an email about the new jewelry collection at Madewell and it is fantastic!  The website calls it ‘the first frost collection’ and it’s full of sparkle.

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LOVE this Ice Cluster Bib Necklace.

I’m also really into the Ice Cluster Bracelet. So chunky and fabulous!

How much fun is this Gatsby necklace??  Love the whimsical bow.

There’s also a Gatsby cuff bracelet…

I like the edginess of this Spiked Cluster Necklace.

This First Frost Necklace looks like snowflakes!  Lovely.

The Crystal and Chain Fringe Cuff is awesome.

Cheers! xoxo

September 27, 2010. shop. 1 comment.

{couture} spring 2011 rtw – part 6

I’d never heard of London-based designer Jonathan Saunders before, but his Spring 2011 collection is fabulous.  Love the bright colors and feminine silhouettes.

More gorgeous color at Christopher Kane.  This time, in neon.

I didn’t love all of Gucci for Spring 2011, but the jewel tone pieces with gold accents were fantastic.  Digging the 70s vibe too.

images from style.com and vogue.com.

September 23, 2010. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

{shop} new @ j.crew

It’s officially Fall!  I think there are just a few more things I’d like from J.Crew for the new season…

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LOVE this Francille fray blouse. I think it’d be lovely with my new faux fur vest and a belt.

Yet another sailor tee, but this Drapey bateau tee has a smattering of sequins on the shoulders! Genius!

It also comes in Fall-appropriate Olive.

I really like this Woolly ribbed turtleneck.  It’s super long and has great button detail at the cuff.

This Gilded tweed jacket is gorgeous, and has GOLD thread woven throughout. LOVE.

I really like J.Crew cords, and I am into this new color ‘shadow’. It’s a cool grey/purple.

So into this Palmilla lace pencil skirt. It is lovely.

Flannery platform pump = GORGEOUS.

What’s on your J.Crew wishlist!?

September 22, 2010. shop. Leave a comment.

{decorate} sarah’s house

It’s not a new show, but I just discovered Sarah’s House on HGTV and I am obsessed.  Sarah Richardson is a super cute Canadian designer and the premise of the show is that she buys a house to renovates/decorates and each episode covers 1 room.  So much fun.  Such great ideas.

I just finished watching the season where she renovates a mid-century backsplit.  Check out these fabulous rooms.

See more of her work on the house here.

The new season on American HGTV just started and she’s renovating a farmhouse.  The first episode featured the entry/mudroom.  Sarah added a powder room and I LOVE  LOVE LOVE the wallpaper and lighting.  The wallpaper is by Cole and Son.  The lighting was a vintage metal orb that she had converted into a pendant lamp. Fabulous.


September 21, 2010. decorate. 1 comment.

{couture} spring 2011 rtw – part 5

Matthew Williamson. Loved the texture, the colors, and the shapes.  Really fun clothes for the It Girls – I especially like the little dresses.

September 20, 2010. couture. Leave a comment.

{couture} spring 2011 rtw – part 4

Oscar de la Renta didn’t really do anything unexpected for Spring 2011, but that didn’t make it any less lovely.  Perfectly polished and tailored. Pretty shade of pale pink and frosty mint.

Love these flowy wide-leg pants in cool mint.

Someone had better wear this on the red carpet. It is fabulous.

J. Mendel for Spring 2011 was also lovely.  Simple ballerina-esque shapes with interesting draping and muted colors.  Loved the pop of bright orange.

L’Wren Scott showed gorgeous dresses, skirts, and jackets.  Perfectly tailored and elegant.

Loved this easy sequin jacket and satin pants.

This color combination is killer.


September 17, 2010. couture. 2 comments.

{couture} spring 2011 rtw – part 3

OMG, Marchesa!  Could the collection have been any lovlier?  Beautiful gowns and harem pants in creamy pastels and startling black .  It feels like the costumes for some sort of fantastical Swan Lake. I am in LOVE.  Marchesa manages to be incredibly pretty, and incredibly modern at the same time.  And could the shoes and bags be any more fabulous!?

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Milly‘s Spring collection was full of preppy, colorful, and fun patterns and silhouettes that you will want to wear every day.  Loved all the matching bags and shoes.

September 16, 2010. couture. Leave a comment.

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