She <3's Antik Batik

From On February 16, 2010

Bongo $210 Net-a-Porter

Anyone who knows Antik Batik knows they make some ridiculously beautiful sandals. Last year I purchased their Langoa sandals and they are one of my favorites that I own. I came across this year’s version, the Bongo sandal, and was ecstatic! I automatically knew I’d own them before the warmer seasons rolled around.

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The detailing on these leather sandals makes you wonder how much time was spent sewing the gold-toned sequins and beads on by hand. Definitely a great way to update your basic gladiator sandal. The two ankle straps and closed heel make them that much more charming. I guess all this snow surrounding me is causing me to be very excited about spring. I’m loving them and plan on purchasing them for sure!

*Photos from Net-a-Porter.com*

Pretty In Pink

From On February 8, 2010

Pretty In Pink

With Valentine’s Day being less than a week away, I’ve pulled some items, all in the color pink, to help vamp up your V-day attire. While I hope no one will be wearing pink from head-to-toe, try using one of these items as a pop of color to an existing outfit.

*Dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (Bloomingdales.com)
There are sooo many ways this can be worn. Try it with a black blazer and black tights, a cropped cardi or belted with a boyfriend cardi, a feminine leather bomber and pumps, or just as it is with great sandals.

*Mulberry Alexa Clutch (Shopbop.com)
Definitely wear this with solid colors, no prints! You don’t want to over-do it. You want the clutch to be your stand-out piece.

*Elizabeth & James Mason Pump (Shopbop.com)
These are too cute to be covered up! Pair them with skinny jeans, a skirt or a dress. I would love them with a pair of skinny jeans, a flowy silk printed top and a neutral (cream or maybe white) blazer. Ugh, perfection!

*Tory Burch Reva Croc Ballet Flats (Shopbop.com)
Flats are easy to dress down but still be stylish in. Wear them with a flare-style jean.

*Essie in Bachelorette Bash (Beauty.com)
I’ve just gotten into Essie nail colors. I wore one of the new spring colors, Van D’Go, to Miami when I went. Loved it. I’ve been looking for Mint Candy Apple. Can’t find it anywhere!

*Beribboned Buds Cardigan (Anthropologie.com)
Try this cardi with a full mini skirt or even a pencil skirt.

*Stella McCartney Ines Bra and Briefs (Net-a-Porter.com)
I think you guys know what to do with this one (wink wink!).

Spring ’10: Rachel Roy

From On February 5, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira


Another of my favorite designers and the last I chose to highlight, Rachel Roy, has outdone herself with her collection for Spring ’10. I love the sleekness of this collection. The design of her clothing creates a slimming effect. Yes, the models are already very slim, but they do illustrate how well the clothing compliments the female figure. With strong tailoring and draping heavy throughout, you will find an assortment of pieces from T-shirt to cocktail dresses, and separates, as well. Shades of gray and blacks were the main focus, but bright colors (although none are pictured above) were used too.

I love how she played with color in the shoes and accessories. In the second look, the pink clutch adds a pop of color to the gray suit. It looks great, not to mention, I love gray and pink together. the clothing skims the models’ curves and the skirts and dresses hit at the PERFECT length right below the knee caps.

If you’re as excited as I am about this collection, check out more pieces I didn’t post at:
www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2010RTW-RROY

Spring ’10: Tracy Reese

From On January 27, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira


This may be my absolute favorite collection I’ve seen thus far. Tracy Reese’s Spring ’10 collection is something I could see myself in. The color story of tangerine orange, cerulean blue and lemon yellow, with hints of black go great together. Romney Leader writes on Style.com that Reese really wanted to make this new collection more versatile. She didn’t want to make it about dresses only, but separates that you can wear in different ways with other pieces. Mission accomplished! While I still want the dresses, I want everything else too! If I had to narrow down my favorite it would be look 1 and 5. Then looks 2 and 4. Definitely hard decisions. Oh, and those shoes!!

So expect to see girly but sporty clothing from her this coming spring.

Check out her other looks here:
www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2010RTW-TREESE

Spring ’10: BCBG Max Azria RUNWAY

From On January 21, 2010

Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira


Of course I had to post pieces from the new and upcoming BCBG Max Azria Runway collection. There was an abundance of dresses. Minis, mids and maxis in coral, black, white, lime, purple, blue or a variety of all those colors were adorable. A lot of draping was used, as well as, bandaging. They also incorporated a new spin on the T-shirt dress. Sheer fabrics, ruched silk, and draped jersey used in unconventional ways made the collection fresh.

We’re loving the maxi dress!

See more looks at:
www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2010RTW-BCBG