NYE DRESSES Blaque Label

ostrich feather dress, $297 Still looking for a fun, flirty New Year’s Eve dress, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Look no further than Blaque Label. Totally on trend with feathers, sequins, chiffon, leather and lace options — I wish I had an occasion to wear each and every one…


I cannot thank you enough for the past 2+ years of keeping up with me and my ramblings! It has been a wonderful experience and I hope to bring you more useful inspiration in 2013! I also get to put on my Santa hat and give MeaganS (chosen by random.org) the Lulu & Georgia rug! Congrats! Thank you

KATE MOSS Mario Testino, Vogue Spain

This has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but when you put these two together, every photograph is a work of art that must be shared and thoroughly enjoyed. Here, the flair of the flamenco and the matador are exquisitely showcased through designs by Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel,

HOME UPDATES For the Holidays & Beyond

Ok, so we can’t all have a ski lodge in Aspen, but we can all take cues from Aerin Lauder’s. If you’re entertaining guests this holiday season like I am, you might be looking for a few last-minute updates that you can take beyond the new year, inspired by a winter-appropriate look. We’re talking essentials


For those of you that have been too busy in the holiday rush to have caught the latest Lonny, I could not let you miss the dreamy Copenhagen home of Day Birger et Mikkelsen owners (thanks Lily!). Although a bit more traditional than my usual taste, the use of black, white, brass and carrera marble mixed

GIVEAWAY Lulu & Georgia Rug!

It’s the 7th day of Lulu & Georgia’s “12 Days of Christmas!” And I get to play Santa with a giveaway for a 3′-6″ x 5′-6″ “Imagine” flokati rug, in the color of your choice! A $220 value! As you know, Lulu & Georgia is a (fave) client of mine, so perhaps I am biased. But I absolutely

[Guest Post] Natalie Merrillyn Black & Gray

Please welcome Natalie Merrillyn today! I have a few style twins in this crazy bloggy world, and I’d like to think Natalie is one of them. I got to meet her in May in NYC, and now not only do I adore her style, I adore her as a person as well! Look up her blog

THE E LIST Holiday Edition

Apologies for my absence! Big deadlines and still catching up from my daughter’s illness.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done The E List, so I’m back today with a few gift ideas that made my list this year…


Free People, $198 I for one am thrilled that the sequin dress is making the rounds again for this year’s holiday parties!  Lucky for us, there are a ton more options out there than last year. Take your pick…

[Guest Post] The Zhush A Rule to Decorate By

Please welcome Sue of The Zhush! A longtime fan of Sue and her uh-mah-zing shop, I am extra excited today to have the style-that-is-Zhush grace this page with its presence! Let me just say ’tis fabulously sophisticated, with that dash of glam and ‘tude that I do so love. And you will too, I guarantee!

GIVEAWAY $50 for Holiday Cards!

Since closing my stationery company last year, I’ve had difficulty finding modern holiday cards. So I was doubly pleased when Pear Tree Greetings contacted me with this giveaway opportunity! One lucky reader will win $50 towards an order of holiday cards, storybooks or personalized stationery (great gift idea!). TO ENTER: comment below on what your holiday décor theme is this

D.I.Y. Bed Tent Canopy

This weekend I tackled a D.I.Y. for my daughter’s room, and it was SO easy, I had to share! I searched for the idea initially on Pinterest, but then I couldn’t find any curtain panels that went with her room decor. So I decided to make my own, using a pair of $10 sheers from

NEIMAN MARCUS + Target, Tomorrow!

We’ve been talking about it for months, and it’s finally here! TOMORROW, the designer collaboration between Neiman Marcus and Target launches in store and online, just in time for the holidays! In addition to donating $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in support of the American fashion design community, the two companies have recruited 24

[Guest Post] MadeByGirl 5 Gifts Under $50

Please welcome Jen of MadeByGirl! Obviously I am incredibly honored to have Jen Ramos here today! Between creating artwork and curating pieces for her MadeByGirl and Cocoa and Hearts shops, writing her hugely popular blog, and decorating her stunning home, her time is precious, I know! But lucky for us, she has picked out 5 gifts under

PRETTY PICS Please & Thank You

My daughter has been sick at home the past few days, so today I’m posting gratuitous eye candy to get us through this winter cold, courtesy of my tumblr page,  …


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got to take advantage of the downtime to catch up on some reading. No surprise, I am completely smitten with Michelle Adams’ makeover of this little Brooklyn pad in the November issue of Lonny! A gorgeous mix of florals, fur, antlers, wood, leather and Lucite against a perfectly white backdrop…

TO & FROM Holiday Gift Guide 2012

I’m so honored to participate in Meg and Kate’s to & from Holiday Gift Guide 2012! Check out my handpicked items that I would love to give (and receive), with the fashion-forward woman in mind, such as…

NAPA VALLEY My Do’s & Don’ts

I’m off up to my parents’ house in Napa, and couldn’t be happier for the break! We don’t get up there often enough, but when we do, my dad (who works in the wine industry) always makes sure we have a good time. A few simple things I’ve learned through the years that I thought


Ahh Parisians…how you slay me with your sleek blazers, spikey heels, and skinnies for every occasion. Lots of black and just enough attitude to go with. Count Vogue Paris’ Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt as my style idol for the next few months…

L’S ROOM PROGRESS "Cute Bohemian"

I’ve slowly but surely been working on Leighton’s big girl room, adding and adjusting as I go. I’m hoping to tackle a bed tent canopy DIY this weekend, and then I *think* I’ll be ready to photograph it, finally! The current inspiration and board…

[Guest Post] Bijou and Boheme Burgundy, Pink & Mint

Please welcome Christine of Bijou and Boheme! It’s like she’s reading my mind…absolutely in love with Christine’s pretty post today! I’m sure you have all heard of her, but if not, you will fall in love too. And count myself as one of the lucky ones that got to meet her last May in NYC.

ZARA HOME 20% off

Spending the last five days with fellow volunteers, we inevitably got to chatting about home stuff. I was shocked to learn they had not yet heard of Zara Home! So ladies, this one’s for you…

‘TIS THE SEASON of Charitable Giving!

I think most of us can say, growing up, we were able to celebrate the holidays in a loving home. But there are too many kids in our very own communities without families, food and shelter. This is why I choose to volunteer, and this year, I’ve been giving the little free time I do have to

AT HOME/WORK Fashion Designers & SS13

New “Design Under the Influence” Coming off quite a night here in the U.S., let’s look at something fun and lighthearted today, shall we? For this month’s “Design Under the Influence” on La Dolce Vita, I’ve gathered up the homes of five fashion designers with pieces from their Spring 2013 collections to look at how