CARTAS DE AMOR Best Valentine's Ever!

While I was out, MadeByGirl’s Jen Ramos launched an endearing and adorable collection of love letters from 18 bloggers, together titled “Cartas de Amor.” Obviously I am just thrilled to have been asked to participate! I decided to include a little collage that my daughter put together for me, above. Click over to read why, and

TROPICAL DECO Vanity

I’m in Miami and I’m definitely feeling the glam! To celebrate, I thought I’d pull together a tropical deco-inspired look for your vanity today! And you know me, I’m all about finding a few deals…

[Guest Post] Palm Beach Lately Valentine’s Gift List

Please welcome Beth and Danielle of Palm Beach Lately! I asked the talented ladies of Palm Beach Lately to fill in for me while I’m in their neck of the woods! Stylish sisters Beth Beattie of Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events and Danielle Norcross of Concierge Couture are behind this beach chic lifestyle guide, and now, SHOP!  They’ve always got something going on out

SPRING READY Blugirl by Blumarine

I’m off to Miami Thursday (!), so I can’t help but get pumped by this spring perfect campaign for Blumarine’s Blugirl. All flirty with pretty florals, sexy boho, and a touch of tropical heat, it’s got me feeling like I might be ready to bare a little skin this season…

STYLE COVET Aimee Song

I was thrilled to see designer and fashion blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style on The Coveteur recently! We knew her closet would be amazing, but how much do we adore her home too? Her dining room is blowing my mind! Serious style…

[Guest Post] The Kina’s Snow Bunny Chic

Please welcome Bettina of The Kina’s! Great style, photography, ideas, and trend watching — I didn’t think you could get a better combo in a fashion blogger. That is until I got to meet Bettina in person. She is also so sweet and genuine all around, that I so appreciate what a gem she is in

PRETTY NATURAL Look for Less

I remember seeing Keri Russell’s Brooklyn living room in Elle Decor and thinking, my best friend could totally live here. Since then, I’ve been wanting to put together a board for her to get the look for less in her own home…

CHLOÉ Celebrates 60 Years

Chloé Broderie Anglaise blouse & wedge sandals by Phoebe Philo SS2006 This year, Chloé celebrates 60 years since the founding of the French fashion house in 1952 by Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir. Until March 9,  Paris department store Printemps Haussmann will showcase 16 signature pieces from Chloé’s anniversary heritage collection, including iconic designs by Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe

POP MOD Get the Look

I saw this amazing vignette, and it got me thinking, how fun would it be to copy this colorful vintage-y look? Of course with a few of my own faves…

GIRL CRUSH Peony Lim

I’ve been a fan of Peony Lim‘s street style for a while — she just seems to make it all look so effortless and natural (and now I am really wishing I had studied these photos before my own street style shoot!)….ahh to be young and invincible…

BLACK+WHITE DINING Breakfast Nook

Gray Malin Prada Marfa “Legs (Black and White)” print, $199+  // pendant, $129 (sold out online) // acrylic chair, $264/pair // sheepskin, $29.99 // charger, $110  // plate, $40  // Reiko Kaneko drip mug, $28 // round table, $199 // wood console with drawers, $499  // Limoges porcelain jug, $187 (similar, $19)  // silver horn bowl,

ALLSAINTS Spring 2013

If I had to only wear one line, right now it would be AllSaints. They have been knocking it out of the park, with easy, modern, edgy pieces at prices I can actually afford. Their Spring 2013 Collection just debuted, and yep, still feelin’ it…

[Guest Post] Preciously Me My Dreamy Office

Please welcome Nadia of Preciously Me! Not only did Nadia create this amazing Monogolian Lamb Stool D.I.Y. that I absolutely must try (no really, you must see this), but what a talented miss she is: she put together this beauty of a post while traveling from Milan to her home in Paris, all while under the weather!

LOOK FOR LESS The Serge Mouille Lamp

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” I’m back on La Dolce Vita today with another edition of “Design Under the Influence” and I’ve gathered up some gorgeous rooms that feature a fave piece of mine: the Serge Mouille lamp. But at $2500-7500 a pop, I realize that it’s sadly not in most of our

SS13 COLLECTIONS Blogger Preview

Last week I had the honor of being invited to preview Spring 2013 collections of about 30 brands — such as Twenty8Twelve, Mara Hoffman, Milly, Myne, Wren  — at the Cooper Design Space in LA’s fashion district. A group of fashion bloggers…and me…were asked to come into the showroom, pick out pieces to style an

GLOBES GOWNS 2013 My Top 5 Picks

I thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Globes last night!  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it, and I felt in general that all the leading ladies stole the show. On to dresses…these are my top choices of the night! Agree? Disagree?

CLASSIC LUXE 1910 Remodel

I for one am surprised that such traditional décor strikes my fancy as much as this “apartment” does (and I use that word lightly). But there is a slight irreverence in the design, as seen in the introduction of horns and antlers, a pop of shocking pink, a fur on bright yellow, or a come-hither

MIAMI BOUND Packing List

I am sooo excited I am headed to Miami next month!!! It’s one of those cities on my bucket list, and lucky for me, I was able to extend a business trip into the weekend with a friend/client. I am pulling out pieces from the archives (i.e. “back of the closet/never worn”) and picking up a

STYLE MIX Madrileña Made

I recently revisited my love affair with Spanish style, embodied in this sexy, serene space by Arroyo Arquitectos in Madrid. The mix of ornate traditional, rustic industrial, and sleek mod intrigues and delights; each piece vies for your adoring attention. Those Spaniards sure know how to do it right…

SPRING 2013 RTW The New Black

Alberta Ferretti Even though we should be looking ahead to lighter and brighter shades of spring, I couldn’t help but notice the vast amount of black on the runways in the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collections. Reinterpreted in delicate sheers and refreshing constructions, the new black for Spring seems to be all about showing off a

MODERN WHIMSY Little Girl’s Room

Let’s kick off a fresh new year with this room by my very talented blog buddy, Elizabeth Sullivan of Modern 24/7. She created a little slice of pink heaven for her niece Lily. I am a big fan of Elizabeth’s style, and you can see why!

MY TOP 10 of 2012!

Looking back at 2012, I’m amazed/humbled/honored at what a year it has been for me and this little company of mine…

NEUTRAL TEXTURE Project Concept Board

I’ve been helping a friend decorate her new place, and have even gotten to tear down walls on the floor plan and select finishes for her floors, bathrooms and kitchen! We started demo yesterday and are moving full speed ahead with white carrera marble countertops, limestone fireplace, and espresso wood floors. Here’s what I’ve been

[Guest Post] L.A. in the Bay 2013 Trend: Stripes!

Please welcome Lauren of L.A. in the Bay! Lauren is so talented at such a young age, it makes me wish I could turn the clock back 20 years and start all over again with her innate sense of style and knack for the blogging biz! I got to meet her in person at the