La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch

La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch ($108, www.shopbop.com)

La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch ($108, www.shopbop.com)

There’s nothing better than a watch that is both practical and incredibly stylish. The La Mer Collections Double Chain Wrap Watch definitely fulfills both of these criteria.

Practical: The face includes all 12 numbers, which means you can easily tell what time it is when you quickly glance at the watch. The wide leather strap, meanwhile, ensures that the watch stays in place instead of sliding up and down your wrist.

Stylish: Make no mistake, this is a statement watch that can stand on its own. When you put it on, there’s no need for any other bracelets or rings. What’s more is that the deep grey of the strap will go with pretty everything in your wardrobe.

The gold studs and chains that intertwine with the strap give this watch a perfect dash of toughness. Pair it with feminine pieces such as a delicate blouse or ruffled cardigan.

$108 is a very reasonable price for a quality watch. When you add to the equation its style value, the Double Chain Wrap Watch is a splurge-worthy must-have.

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Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Say what you want about the Olsen twins, but they have earned every last bit of their fame and success. They are only 23 and have already built a huge empire, including the genius Elizabeth and James clothing line. They have some really fabulous stuff; one of my recent favorites is the Reina Suede Button shoe.

Suede shoes are unbeatable, in my opinion. Feminine and elegant, they have a more refined look than do leather pumps. The Reina shoe uses a super simple concept–little dots–to create a stunning design. I’d wear it to work with a cute dress or on day off with jeans and a sweater.

And isn’t it always the simple designs that are best? Yes, especially in these times.  They are versatile, allowing you to pair them with almost anything in your wardrobe. The Reina Suede Button shoe is no exception.

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Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings

Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

One of my most favorite Seinfeld moments is when George declared, “I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.” Well, looks like the fashion world is beginning to embrace George’s style philosophy.

Leggings made of delicious, decadent velvet are one of the fall must-haves this year. Leggings are so comfy and versatile, but I sometimes find myself tired of the same stretchy cotton. There are times when I’m in the mood for something that is just as hassle-free but makes more of an impact.

I would wear them exactly as they are on the model–with some fabulous platform heels. These Alice + Olivia leggings are also available in black. I, personally, would go for the blue, though. I’d pair it with something white or beige on top and accessorize with some serious bling or gold.

You’re probably thinking to yourself right now that $128 is a little steep for leggings. That was my initial reaction as well. However, after giving it some thought I realized that you’ve got to spend the money if you really want to look good in velvet. If it quickly begins developing faded, worn spots, you’ll look vintage in a bad way. So, better to invest.

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Hungry for Hermes

Hermes Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection

Hermes Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection

For the last couple of years, I’ve found myself anxiously waiting for the Hermes fall collection. Filled with fabulous pieces that appeal to one’s fantasy, it never disappoints. While I usually find myself drawn to the rich color palette often used by Hermes, I’ve chosen something far more reserved–yet equally stunning–for this week’s look from the runway.

This fall, look to sleek, off the shoulder and one sleeved designs. There is something deliciously mysterious in keeping one arm completely hidden while fully revealing the other. The experts at Hermes cinch the dress at the waist with a black belt, whose tough texture stands out against the delicate fabric of the dress.

Hermes makes it known that ankle booties are sticking around this year, pairing it with sheer black pantyhose. While it is still warm enough, you can skip the hose and show off those legs. The ankle boots with skirts and bare legs look has been frequently spotted around Hollywood lately.

Put together, these three pieces make for a sharp, ‘stop ’em dead in their tracks’ look. Just what we’d expect from Hermes.

Young Fabulous & Broke One Shoulder Dress ($106, www.shopbop.com) Lace Ruffle Belt ($8.99, Charlotte Russe) Type Z Edie Black Kid Suede Boots ($59.85, www.overstock.com)

Young Fabulous & Broke One Shoulder Dress ($106, www.shopbop.com)

Lace Ruffle Belt ($8.99, Charlotte Russe)

Type Z Edie Black Kid Suede Boots ($59.85, www.overstock.com)

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Beating the Autumn Blues

This year, navy has been dubbed one of the hot makeup and nail polish colors for fall. I, for one, am also looking to navy for clothes and accessories. Pair dark shades of blue with neutrals such as white, cream and tan during the day. At night,  pile on gold and other metallics to bring the moody color to life.

Below are a few things in this hue that are currently inspiring me and bringing about all sorts of musings over fall outfits. Some are total steals, others are splurges (the Denim Cluster Earrings are gorgeous!) I’m enjoying navy so much right now that I think my next must-have item will be a navy leather motorcycle jacket, similar to the linen one I’ve included below.

H81 Ruched Tunic w/ Tie Belt ($12.90, Forever21)

Rachel Leigh Millies Vintage Denim Cluster Earrings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

Pleated Button Tab Skirt ($19.80, Forever21)

Linen Motorcycle Jacket ($29.99, Charlotte Russe)

Lucky Brand Jeans Pleats of Love Leather Tote ($169, Macy's)

'Trinitie' Shoe ($99.95, Steve Madden)

H81 Ruched Tunic w/ Tie Belt ($12.90, Forever21)

Rachel Leigh Millie Vintage Denim Cluster Earrings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

Pleated Button Tab Skirt ($19.80, Forever21)

Linen Motorcycle Jacket ($29.99, Charlotte Russe)

Lucky Brand Jeans Pleats of Love Leather Tote ($169, Macy’s)

‘Trinitie’ Shoe ($99.95, Steve Madden)

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Summery White Denim

Blank Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans With Zipper ($88, www.shopbop.com) INc International Concepts Studded Trim White Capri Jeans ($49.99, Macy's)
White Denim Bermuda Cut-Offs ($29.99, Gap) Bullhead White Destroyed Denim Skirt ($19.99, Pacific Sunwear)

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One American Apparel Dress, Three Ways to Wear It

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

There is really nothing better than a comfortable, simple summer dress. My top pick for this summer is the Rib Racerback Dress from American Apparel. [Read more…]

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Citrine by the Stones Jewelry: Perfect for All Occasions

Sheba Wire Nugget Bangles ($198, www.shopbop.com)

Sheba Wire Nugget Bangles ($198, www.shopbop.com)

More and more, I find myself choosing simple jewelry pieces instead of ones with lots of intricate embellishments. One brand whose style embodies this “less is more” philosophy and has recently caught my eye is Citrine by the Stones. [Read more…]

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