I have always been a fan of cable knit, but have to admit that I have completely fallen for the zippered sweater trend. The metallic accents really elevate the look of a plain sweater into something a bit more exciting. I particularly liked this Michael by Michael Kors sweater because it had both a cable knit design and zippered detailing. The little bit longer length in the back was also a bonus so that I feel comfortable wearing it over knit pants as well as jeans. I couldn’t resist pairing it with my cable knit cuffed wellie socks and heading out in the snow! The bright pink wool coat and lip really pop against a blanket of white, freshly fallen snow.
Sweater (Michael Kors, sold out; similar style here) / J. Crew Bow Coat / J. Crew Gigi Pant / Ray Ban Sunglasses / Kate Spade Bag, no longer available; similar style here / Hunter Boots and Wellie Socks
The Academy Awards is my Super Bowl. Every year I get excited to watch the who’s who of Hollywood arrive in style and spend an evening talking fashion and films. The Oscars red carpet is my favorite because fashions trend towards old Hollywood glam and stars and starlets go all out to make sure they are perfectly polished and coiffed. It’s a classy affair and I like for my watch party to be the same. Try asking friends to dress up a bit…maybe slipping on a embellished top and a swipe of red lipstick. I also like to gather a few decorative accents that enhance the theme of the evening. Inspired by this black and white tablescape by Le Cupcakerie featured on divinepartyconcepts.com, I’ve rounded up a few party-perfect picks to set the mood. How are you celebrating awards season this year?
Tassel Garland / Oscar Night Bingo / Gold and White Paper Straws / Chloe Wines / Tuxedo Party Poppers / Who Are You Wearing? Invitations / Kate Spade Confetti Coasters
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I certainly don’t say no to flowers and chocolate, but prefer a feminine gift that makes me feel flirty and pretty. Something sparkly, whether shoes, jewelry, or sparkling wine, always does the trick, but I’ve rounded up a few more practical gift ideas as well. This Julie Vos “Babar” shawl is oh-so-cute and warm for the remaining winter days and let’s not forget to wear sunglasses, even in the winter. Every girl knows that a quick swipe of a favorite lipstick instantly lifts her spirits. What are you getting your valentine? I’m guessing mine would love nothing more than a good old-fashioned love note (maybe tucked into a new wallet or tie box).
The Bouqs Bouquet / Julie Vos Babar Shawl / Veuve Clicquot Rose / Kate Spade / YSL “Pink in Paris” / Ray Ban Classic Aviators / Pink Peonies Collection Ring