Saturday, December 17, 2011

BCBG Dress

I know I've been missing in action for quite some time now but I've been a busy girl. I got a new job as the Curator of Vibes and Happenings at the new Saguaro hotel here in AZ! So for the past month or so I've been busy styling rooms, designing music playlists and throwing events. As you can tell it's right up my alley and I have the pleasure of working for some awesome companies and partnering with community movers and shakers. So, all my AZ readers, consider this an extended invitation to come and check us out! We have 2 restaurants by Iron Chef Jose Garces (an insanely cool dude), gorgeous rooms and the prettiest pool in Scottsdale. You can usually find me at the community table in the lobby so make sure you say hi!

Another perk to the job is that there's always a reason to dress up (hey, gotta look good so the surroundings don't upstage me). This BCBG dress appealed to my current lust for all things modern and unexpected. I love the asymmetry, the color blocks and the vintage belt that throws the whole thing a bit out of whack.

Photos by Courtney

  • Dress : BCBG
  • Shoes : Go Jane
  • Jewelry : Vintage 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Portlandia Party

My sister and I are incredibly close, we're partners in crime, roomies and best friends.  Last week she moved to Portland. I had to send her off in style so I threw a little going away bash for her and couldn't resist the opportunity to mock the Portland clichés with a Portlandia themed party. Everyone had to wear plaid.

Beard banner and a woodland centerpiece. I served Shepherd's Pie and made cupcakes with birds on top.

Put a bird on it!

Bicycle stamps on the plates.

The cocktail recipe and mis-matched vintage glasses for Portland Punch.

Guests wore beards, they ate, drank and made merry and then they beat the crap our of a pinata (not very Portland but fun all the same).

Bye Dannie! 

Thanks to Amy for helping me with all the crafts and for taking these photos.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Red Tube Skirt

I've been cheating on my mini skirts with this stretchy piece of red fabric. The color and cling make it feel just as sexy as my thigh baring versions. I'm a below-the-knee convert (and apparently capable of minimalism).

  • Skirt : Ann Taylor
  • T-shirt & Cuff : Urban Outfitters
  • Shoes : Zara
  • Ring : Vintage

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A few house keeping items.

I've been busy organizing the annual ACI Nouveau fundraiser, Phoenix readers should come out and support the amazing fashion collection at Phoenix Art Museum, I'd love to see you there.

It's finally cool enough to wear jeans. (H&M jeans, Marc Jacobs top, Zara platforms, Banana Republic earrings, Urban Outfitters cuff, Topshop ring).

I got some new shoes. (BCBG).

Friday, October 7, 2011

Art & Soul

I have an unbalanced, evening wear heavy wardrobe, and as much as I like to think of myself as some Bianca Jagger-like socialite, I don't honestly get to wear it as much as I'd like. I'm always looking for ways to make these sheer/glittery/long/elegant pieces less, well, sheer/glittery/long/elegant. This slip of a disco dress is such a pretty color and I love the way it catches the breeze, but it's so barely there that I can only wear it for very close friends, if you get my drift. So I layered it with a mini jersey dress and a military vest and made it day wear. Of course the damn mini dress kept riding up and I'm pretty sure I flashed the security guard in the parking lot while trying to adjust it, glamour eludes me yet again.

  • Dress : Vintage
  • Vest : Old Navy
  • Belt & Mini Dress : H&M
  • Booties : Forever 21
  • Bracelet : Urban Outfitters

This evening I'm off to Chaos Theory, an art show that my sister has a piece in, then I'll be shaking my arse around at the new Motown & Stax night at Cresent Ballroom, see you there?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lana Del Ray

Obsessed with this girl at the moment, I've been listening to Video Games and Blue Jeans on repeat for the last 3 weeks.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bandage Skirt

I popped in to one of my favorite vintage stores, Butter Toast, on Friday with an about-to-expire groupon burning a hole in my pocket. I found this spanx like skirt (god the 80's were unforgiving) and soft felt fedora and left a happy lady. 
The rest of the weekend was spent crafting beards and bird banners and shooting a campaign for a                        new jewelry line (all of which I will divulge in good time).

  • Skirt & Hat : Butter Toast
  • Top : Final Touch
  • Boots : Old Navy
  • Necklaces : Rumble & Spur

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Wardrobe Inspiration

This editorial is everything I love about fall dressing; glamour, rich colors, elaborate pattern mixing, layering and accessorizing to the hilt.

Photos by Yossi Michaeli for 125 Magazine via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vintage Maxi Dress & 20 Lounge

I found this beautiful silk dress at Wasteland when i was in San Francisco earlier this summer. The slits are indecently high and it's light as a feather. I've already worn it my my best gal's birthday party and restaurant week with the girls.

In other news, I stopped by chic nail spot 20 Lounge to get my nails done last week. I went for this obscene yellow color and it's the perfect pop of color with a simple outfit like this. 20 Lounge is super stylish but the best bit is the bubbly they serve with their manicures and pedicures (is there anything that isn't made better by adding booze?).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mac & Cheese

Sunday night craving for mac and cheese.

I make a béchamel sauce, then add some Boursin, sharp cheddar and jack until I reach my desired cheesiness. Top with a bit more cheese, some sliced tomatoes and a little basil. Bake until bubbly and serve with peas.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Color Blocking

Sometimes I wear color (except us Brits spell it colour).

  • Shirt & Shoes : Forever21
  • Shorts : Zara
  • Necklace : Ann Taylor
  • Bracelet : Vintage

Monday, September 19, 2011

Black Jumper

This romper is so simple it makes a great blank canvas to show off some accessories. It does not however make for a great bathroom experience. I can't say I'm a fan of the level of nakedness in which I find myself in public bathrooms after the awkward shimmy that is required to get in and out of the damn thing. Needless to say I drink less than usual when wearing it.
In other news I had a marvelous weekend styling a shoot and a personal client, eating some incredible tacos and attending the opening of the new Giorgio di Sant' Angelo exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum. It's an incredible show and I found myself lusting after every piece.

  • Romper : Forever21
  • Boots : Old Navy
  • Necklaces : Rumble & Spur
  • Bracelets : Mix of H&M, BCBG and F21

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vintage Tunic

My excuse for the inappropriateness of this hemline at work is that I had to dress for the Bon Iver/Fleet Foxes show that I'll be attending later, a fashion calling that far outweighs the conventional office attire guidelines. The fight between decency and the hem's insatiable need to ride up was won by no-one, instead I just walked around the office tugging insistently at my outfit which I'm sure made me look like a mad woman. All will be redeemed later when I'm amongst the cool kids and ridiculous amounts of thigh are de rigueur.

P.S. Man's arse placement in background was beyond my control.

  • Tunic & Rings : Vintage by Misty
  • Dress (underneath) : H&M
  • Boots : Topshop
  • Necklaces : Rustle & Spur