Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Week's Obsessions...

Take a look at the trends I am obsessed with this week!

Street style looks from Milan Fashion Week...

CC creams...
AA (anti-aging) + BB (beauty balm) = CC (color correcting)

Elaine Turner...
A Houston based designer specializing in handbags and shoes, Elaine Turner has boutiques throughout Texas, one in Tennessee and sells in stores nationwide.  A New York based boutique is in the works.  I was fortunate to attend the December opening of a new store in The Woodlands, Texas.  The product quality and detailing are fabulous!  Website ordering is available :)  Take a look at a couple of the new arrivals that I am coveting...
Marci Butter Nubuck Leather Heel   
    Bella Clutch - Gold Fleck Cork with Studs the cork natural material for spring!

Numbers on clothes...

"A doughnut that is baked and/or steamed, never fried" ~ faux donut. 
Flavors include vanilla latte, caramel apple, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate coconut, pumpkin, lemon, maple bacon (yes, you read that correctly), banana chocolate, and chorizo cheddar (you read that correctly too).  Check out the entire range of flavors: Flavors | Fonuts .  These are currently only sold in LA and not available for shipping (darn), but check out the recipe below to try them at home. Hmmmm, maybe this weekend?

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Fonuts
Makes twelve
1½ c. white rice flour
1½ c. almond meal
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. organic cane sugar
8 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ c. refined coconut oil or other oil
¼ c. chocolate chips, or to taste
1. In large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix bananas and wet ingredients. (Note: If using coconut oil, use a water bath to melt the oil.)
2. Combine dry and wet mixes together.
3. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Pour batter into two nonstick, six-cavity donut pans.
5. Bake at 350° for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. (When touching the center, the dough should bounce back.)

My new Chicnova top...
I just ordered this top with a giftcard won in a Chicnova giveaway hosted by Lucie at Style Without LimitsThis is my first Chicnova item.  Looking forward to receiving it :)  Have you purchased from Chicnova?
  Batwing Sleeve Shirt with Contrast Collar 

Thoughts on my current obsessions and these of-the-moment trends?

Happy weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

NYFW Street Style Recap...Part 2

Time to take one last look at some of the interesting street style looks from NYFW.  My last post focused primarily on the chic head to toe looks.  I just wanted to capture a few of the details in this post (along with a couple of the "what were they thinking" looks).  Let me know your thoughts on this season's NYFW street style!

A big serious "what?"...

Happy weekend!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NYFW Street Style Recap

As with all fashion weeks, we see the good, the bad, and the crazy when it comes to street style looks.  I am mesmerized by the style range, and I never tire of looking at the interesting looks and styling details.  For now, let's concentrate on the more chic styles.  Thanks to blizzard Nemo during fashion week, there were many layered coat looks.  Take a look at a few of my favorites...

Karlie Kloss

Miroslava Duma is always one to watch...

Check back for more detail looks and a look at "the wild and crazy" later this week :)


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bloggers in Polka Dots

As I am finding my way back into the world of the nonsick after a grueling week of sore throat, fever...blah, blah, blah...I am thinking about incorporating polka dots (a current obsession) into this week's looks.  Scanning through recent posts of bloggers in polka dots, here are a few that caught my eye and provide inspiration for us all.

Monica of  Blog Moda | Diario de estilo de Mónica Sors  
Bessie of  Bravoe Runway 

Annabelle of VIVALUXURY 
Anna of  Fash Boulevard 
Nanooosh of  Fashion in my Eyes .. By : Nanooosh 
Kier of  Fashion Addict these polka dot tights!
Thinking about wearing my Banana Republic polka dot sweater with mustard skinny jeans...hmmm...


Congrats to the winner of my eFoxcity jewelry giveaway....Rachael of  Letters from a Mermaid !  

Have a fabulous week!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hearts Time...

With Valentine's Day being less than a week away, it's time to jump on the "hearts" bandwagon.  Typically I am not a heart motif lover in regards to clothing or jewelry (yes, I am most likely in the minority), but during the month of February I somehow develop a soft spot and fall into the pack of heart lovers :)

Inspiration from AnnaSophia Robb of The Carrie Diaries...

So here I am sharing a few of my favorite looks in "hearts"...

1/  Equipment Heart Print Blouse /  ($378.25)   2/ Wildfox Sequin Heart Jumper /  (L189.95)    3/ Petite Double Heart Sweater /  ($44)  4/  Rhodo Suede Peep Toe Heeled Shoes with Patent Heart Panel /  ($62.70)    5/  Black Heart Jacquard Sweater /  (L35) 6/  ASOS Heart Shape Sunglasses   ($21.05)  7/ Bracher Emden Valentine Heart Clutch /  ($213)              

Are you a year round heart lover, a seasonal fan, or a take-it-or-leave it kind of lover?

Happy weekend!


Monday, February 4, 2013

eFoxcity Giveaway!

Do you remember my post introducing you to eFoxcity (here) last month?  It is a Korean fashion website that offers trendy clothing and jewelry at amazingly affordable prices!

Take a look at some highlights from the website and then join in the jewelry giveaway...

2013 Wedding Dresses ...
These dresses are so well priced with most being 60-70% off and many pricing under $200!

Graceful Mermaid Sweetheart Wedding Gown    (Was $538, Now $198.64)

2013 Evening Dresses ...

In perfect timing with the beautiful dresses we are seeing during Hollywood award season, many of the evening dresses on the eFoxcity website have been inspired by the dresses worn by celebrities at award ceremonies.

Satin Sheath/ Column V-neck Sweep/ Brush Train Evening Dress inspired by Halle Berry at Golden Globes   (Was $250, Now $169.35) 
Chiffon A-line Sweetheart Evening Dress inspired by Jennifer Love Hewitt at Emmy Awards  (Was $290, Now $129.36)

 Prom Style Dresses ...

Off the Shoulder Column Gown   ($113.99)

Women's Clothing...
The website offers a large selection of trendy clothing with the majority priced under $25!

Red Loose Long Sleeve Cotton Top  ($12.12)
Long Sleeve White Blend Suit Jacket    ($23.29)
Long Sleeve Wool Coat    ($14.69)

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with eFoxcity to host a giveaway for my readers.  The lucky winner will receive her choice of any one(1) jewelry item available on the eFoxcity website!  This Rafflecopter giveaway ends on 2/14 (Valentine's Day).

Here are a few of my favorites from the current assortment...

Here is my personal eFoxcity necklace (which I love, love, love) and similar to the one available above!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I look forward to announcing the winner of the jewelry giveaway on February 14th :)