Friday, January 31, 2014

Fashion + Philanthropy Friday

Happy Friday! This week's item is one I own and love - FEED's 1000 clutch collaboration with Judith Leiber {buy here}.  Judith Leiber is a legend in the world of accessories, and this collaboration with FEED is such a glamorous way to give back to those in need; the purchase of this bag ensures 1,000 schools meals for children in need.  This bag is the perfect accessory for a night out, and I love what it represents! 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Peter Pilotto x Target

Target has done it again - another beautiful collaboration with an amazing designer! Peter Pilotto is an incredibly talented designer known for bold prints and chic shapes, and I CANNOT wait until it comes out officially on February 9th.  Below are my favorite pieces from the collection {which will also be available on Net-A-Porter's site}.  I don't think it's coincidence that this arrives right before Valentine's Day, do you? ;) {All images via Refinery 29 here}

Peter Pilotto x Target

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Skin Savers

This winter has been especially brutal, but I have acquired a few beauty products that have been life savers during the cold months.  Once a week, I use Origin's "Clear Improvement Active Charcoal" face mask {here} for a little pick-me-up and to help even my skin tone, and each night I use Estee Lauder's "Advanced Night Repair Eye" serum {here} that protects that thin skin under the eyes.  For moisturizing, I alternate between Josie Maran Argan Oil {here} at night {it has literally transformed my skin this winter!} and bareMinerals "Skin Rev-er Upper" {here} which I use before applying make-up for the day or night.  Winter can be rough on the skin, but these products keep mine looking and feeling rejuvenated.  What skincare products do you prefer in the winter?  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spring Fever: Milly

I know it's too early for this, but I just needed some colorful inspiration in my life and these gorgeous Milly dresses were just the trick! I am loving the clothes and accessories Milly has lined up for spring, and it makes me all the more excited for the season to change! Which one do you like best?

Spring Fever: Milly
Cut-Out dress {here}
Strapless Flounce dress {here}
Bustier Strap dress {here}
Racerback Sheath dress {here}
Boatneck Sheath dress {here}
Embroidered Slim Shift dress {here}

Monday, January 27, 2014

Italian shoes via TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx is one of my go-to stores when I'm looking for something one of a kind and at an affordable price.  A few years ago, I found these great Italian shoes by Latitude Femme that were a total steal considering the original price, and loved how they weren't like anything else you could find in the stores.  I'm a big fan of the neutral colors that are incorporated, and they always add something special to any outfit I am wearing.  {Side note: the vase the mini roses are in are from a recycled candle container from Lotta Jansdotter, a designer of prints that offers the most wonderful candles! Shop here}

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fashion + Philanthropy Friday

Happy Fashion + Philanthropy Friday! I've always been so impressed with the Tory Burch Foundation and its brand in general, and I love how all profits from these darling agendas go directly to the Tory Burch Foundation {buy here}.  The Foundation provides funding for small business loans, mentoring programs, and entrepreneurial education for women entrepreneurs in the U.S. in order to empower them and their families.  This agenda is the perfect way to start the new year organized, while helping women achieve their dreams :)

Fashion + Philanthropy Friday

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Inspiration

I've noticed that recently a lot of bloggers have been creating "mood boards" for inspiration, and I really love that idea - especially during the cold, grey months of winter.  Below are some items that inspire me this winter: brights, sequins, and a GREAT candle {always!}  Also, that Kate Spade clutch makes me want to plan a winter escape, and those K/ller Collection earrings and Anthropologie hat I would wear for all seasons! 

Winter Inspiration

Michael Kors sequin pants {here}
Ray Ban mirrored aviators {here}
Anthropologie hat {here}
Essie nail polish in "Mesmerized" {here}
Dannijo iPhone 5 case {here}
Make Up For Ever lipstick in "9 Pearly Fuchsia" {here}
Apotheke Co. soy candle in "Vanilla Spearmint" {here}
K/ller Collection earrings {here}
The Great Gatsby sweatshirt via Meg Biram Shop {here}
Kate Spade clutch {here}

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Ready

Although the snow and cold has been crazy lately, I feel quite prepared with these cute handmade knits I got for Christmas.  I've been living in these gloves, scarf, and headband, and love that since they are homemade, they're very unique.  Now I just need to learn to knit so I can make these in every color for myself :) 

Handmade gloves, headband, and scarf, Dior sunglasses, Kate Spade coat, Joe's Jeans skinny jeans {similar here}, Renato Angi bag via TJ Maxx, Diane von Furstenberg boots, Sephora by OPI "Already Famous" nail polish

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vintage Inspired

I love vintage-inspired clothes, especially for winter when it's so easy to wear something warm and comfortable instead of polished and chic.  Below are some of the perfect vintage-inspired clothes and accessories that I would totally wear all winter long:

Vintage Inspired

J Crew coat via Net-A-Porter {here}
Sisoo earrings {here}
Anthropologie hat {here}
Mulberry bag via Net-A-Porter {here}

Monday, January 20, 2014

Steals + Deals

Happy Monday! I found a few pieces this month that are on sale and I would LOVE to snag!  The Tory Burch dress is just gorgeous, and would be so perfect for a special occasion, and I love how the Stella & Dot bracelet would add the right amount of color to any outfit.  The Tibi blazer is what I really have my eyes on {what a DEAL!}, I could use a colored blazer in my wardrobe; I have recently fallen in love with Freda Salvador shoes, and these would be perfect with a pair of skinnys on the weekend - they are so tempting!

Steals + Deals

Stella & Dot bracelet {here}
Tibi blazer {here}
Tory Burch dress {here}
Freda Salvador shoes {here}

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fashion + Philanthropy Friday

Happy Friday! So, although candles don't really count as a "fashion" item, I do have a slight obsession with them and consider them a luxury item {a luxury I will never give up!}  Candle with a Cause is a Columbus business that takes recycled bottles from local restaurants and makes beautiful candles that each give back to a specific local charity.  Their candles are wonderful, and I've even had personal wine bottles made into candles to give as gifts and they turned out amazing! I cannot think of a better way to support a local business while giving back to so many great causes.  

Fashion + Philanthropy Friday

New Hope for Young Hearts candle {here} Apple Spice scent
Maker's Mark candle {here} Fall Leaves scent 
Watershed Distillery Vodka candle {here} Vanilla Earl Grey scent 
Middle West Spirits Whiskey candle {here} Spiced Leather scent 
Tanqueray Gin candle {here} Juniper Lime scent
Franklinton Gardens candle {here} Fresh Citrus Basil

Thursday, January 16, 2014

10 Crosby Derek Lam: Spring 2014

I love NYFW and I often look back at looks from previous runway shows for style inspiration.  The Spring 14' show from 10 Crosby Derek Lam was one of my recent favorites, and it makes me very excited for warmer weather.  Maybe it's a little too early to start posting about spring fashion, but hey, a girl can dream.  {All photos via here}

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tiniest Diamond

On my recent trip to NYC, I stopped in Catbird NYC {a.k.a., mecca} and found the PERFECT little ring with the tiniest white diamond {by Satomi Kawakita - buy here}.  I had been on the hunt for a new gold ring, and I knew I would be able to find one {or multiple!} at Catbird.  I probably mentally spent about $1 million in that store; they seriously have the best jewelry and home gifts {including candles!}, and I would HIGHLY recommend going to Catbird if you are ever in New York.  Also, at the Brooklyn Flea, I found the cutest little round dish by SKT Ceramics {here} to keep my new ring in.  All in all, I'd say it was a successful trip to Brooklyn :)