Thursday, November 29, 2012

holiday gift guide for the special girl in your life

the holidays usually work two ways:  1) you love them because you're a freak for candy canes, christmas carols, and anything related to santa claus.  or 2) you get ridden with anxiety because you don't know what the hell to buy for gifts.  i usually fall in the latter category.  since i figured some of my readers might feel the same, i put together a holiday gift guide to ease your yuletide woes.  

first up: the wildchild.  she's a little bit of a hippy.  she's edgy.  she appreciates cool details like leather accents, platforms, and cool textures.  she'll love these!
1.  nixon matte grey watch
2.  club monaco lois gloves
3.  alexander wang fumo perch wristlet
4.  asos metal top keyhole round sunglasses
5.  oasap lace up heels

is your lady friend full of spunk and personality?  i'm here to help you shop for the quirky girl in your life.  lush knits in bright colors, adorable sweaters and anything glitter are probably on her wish list!

1.  gap intarsia owl tunic sweater
2.  sam edelman rowin bootie in moss
3.  dkny sparkle strap watch
4.  minnetonka moccasin tramper ankle boots
5.  loft boucle infinity loop scarf

and finally: the classic chick.  she may not be the adventurous fashion type, but she'll love classics like the perfect red lipstick, frilly fabrics, and super soft suede.  stuff her stocking with one of these preppy pleasers.  
1.  nars pure matte lipstick in vesuvio
2.  club monaco hunter tee
3.  matt bernson jardin II suede booties
4.  stila all is bright lip glaze set
5.  dorothy perkins grey peplum jersey top

hopefully this helps make your holidays and shopping for the girl or bestie you love a little bit easier.  what's on your holiday wish list?  if you're a wildchild, a quirky girl or a classic chick, do you like my gift ideas?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

my christmas wish list!

1.  nars soft touch eye shadow pencil in dark rite
2.  marie turnor the lunch clutch
3.  low luv x erin wasson faceless watch
4.  t by alexander wang neoprene inverted pleat dress
5.  helmut lang asymmetrical bra
6.  rebecca minkoff selina d'orsay pumps
7.  kain label classic pocket tee
8.  paula bianco chunky knit wrap scarf in charcoal
9.  helmut lang plaited boucle sweater

it's the most wonderful time of the year!  food, family, giving gifts, receiving gifts, eggnog and lots of wine.  what could be better than christmas?  so what's on my list?  i'm asking for a rich eye pencil, a cool clutch, a fashion forward watch, a warm chic neoprene dress, an asymmetrical bra, gorgeous blush pumps, a soft tee, a comfy infinity scarf and a funky color block sweater.  any or all of the above would make me a very happy girl :)

what's on your list this christmas?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

texturized


one of the items on my fall wish list was a pair of jeans in a cool graphic print.  my wish was granted when level 99 jeans kindly offered to send me a pair of their janice skinnies in burmese!  it's a navy hued lace print with brown and black undertones.  the color is so rich and perfect for fall and winter!  it's getting pretty cold in philly so i kept warm with tall boots and lots of layers!

h&m hat
 mink pink cocoon shawl cardigan (similar here)
bb dakota hugo tunic c/o bb dakota
free people lace top (similar here)
alexander wang diego bucket bag (new version available here)
level 99 janice jeans c/o level 99 (similar here)
dolce vita boots (similar here)
erica anenberg knuckle ring (similar here)
amrita singh skull bangle

do you like how i styled my level 99 jeans?

and congratulations to dianne hall!  you won the wired for freedom bracelet giveaway!  i'll be contacting you soon via email!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

ninobrand giveaway: outfit #3


throughout the last week i've been showcasing gorgeous clothing by ninobrand, a local philadelphia line designed by bela shehu.  today i'm wearing the jasmine jacket.  the scuba like fabric and the cozy lined hood shielded me from the brisk fall air.  i loved the badass/gothic quality of the piece and decided to compliment it with a delicate braid, sparkly jewelry, and some bold blue heels.  check out what i wore, and don't forget to enter my ninobrand giveaway: $100 to spend at the store and a one on one consultation with the designer!

nino brand jasmine jacket
lna clothing tunic (similar here and here)
helmut lang leather combo leggings (affordable alternatives here and here)
jeffrey campbell blakely shoes
vlieger & vandam guardian angel clutch (handcuff version available here in black)
jewelry on left: leila bracelet, black macrame ball (gift, similar here), nastygal cross ring (similar here)
jewelry on right: amrita singh kate bracelet, made her think talon bracelet,
zoeybean designs druzy ring (c/o zoeybean designs)
free people blakely sandals

1. like ninobrand on facebook
2. like my page on facebook
3. like ninobrand on pinterest and like a picture
OR
follow ninobrand on instagram and like a picture
4. leave your email address in a comment below to let me know you entered!

* you must provide your own transportation to the consultation in philadelphia
* consultation is by appointment only
* $100 is in a store credit and is not a cash prize

the winner will be announced on 12/4 here and via email!
do you like how i styled the jasmine jacket?

Friday, November 23, 2012

morning song

i hope all of you had a wonderful food/family/fun filled thanksgiving.  i'm feeling ultra appreciative of my life at the moment.  everything is calm and right.  le loup's morning song is a cheerful, pure, string based song that made me feel even happier today.  it is the perfect song to kick off the post thanksgiving day weekend.  i hope you love it!


what do you think of morning song?



Thursday, November 22, 2012

ninobrand giveaway - outfit #2!


calling all fashion lovers: i'm giving away $100 credit towards a ninobrand item and a one on one meeting with the designer, bela shehu!  the winner will have an unforgettable fashion experience, shopping with the designer of a noteworthy philadelphia label.  i couldn't deny the appeal of the parker jacket's athletic boxy silhouette and edgy leather accent sleeve detail.  it was the obvious choice to style for my 2nd outfit showcasing ninobrand!

marc by marc jacobs round sunglasses
ninobrand parker jacket
alexander wang lydia clutch (new version here)
jules smith perfect 10 rings
helmut lang leather combo leggings (similar here and here)
calvin klein shoes (similar here and here)

follow these 4 steps to enter:

1.  like ninobrand on facebook
2.  like my blog on facebook
3.  follow ninobrand on instagram & heart a picture
OR
like ninobrand on pinterest & repin a ninobrand look!

4.  leave a comment below letting me know you entered the giveaway!

* you must provide your own transportation to the consultation in philadelphia
* consultation is by appointment only
* $100 is in a store credit and is not a cash prize

the winner will be announced on 12/4 here and via email!
did you enter to win?



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ninobrand giveaway!


ninobrand is a philadelphia based clothing line by bela shehu, an albanian born self taught designer.  this petite fashion power house has a fierce sense of style.  she hand-makes perfect layering garments using intricate draping, world class craftsmanship, edgy accents, and luxuriously soft fabrics.  i spent a heavenly hour in her urban rittenhouse square showroom gazing at racks of beautiful clothes and chit chatting about her line.  ninobrand clothing starts at $140 as it is designed and created start to finish in the US of the most high quality fabrics.  

AND now you can enter to win the perfect fashion giveaway: $100 to spend on a ninobrand item and a personal style consultation with Bela in philadelphia! 

elizabeth and james eldridge sunglasses
jules smith coachella necklace
helmut lang leather vest (similar here, look for less here)
enza costa cashmere cuffed v neck top (similar here and here in gray)
ninobrand renee tunic
alexander wang rockie duffel bag
mother the colorblock looker skinny jean in geometric lies (available here and here)
matt bernson armynel booties (similar matt bernson pair here, alternative here)
rings: angela monaco adjustable split crystal ring in gold and adia kibur jet stacking ring (part of a set)







follow these 4 steps to enter:

1.  like ninobrand on facebook

2.  like my blog on facebook

3.  follow ninobrand on instagram & heart a picture
OR
like ninobrand on pinterest & repin a ninobrand look!

4.  leave your email address in a comment below to let me know you entered!

* you must provide your own transportation to and from the consultation in philadelphia
* consultation is by appointment only
* $100 is in a store credit and is not a cash prize
*email address will be used to contact the winner 

i'll announce the winner on 12/4 here and via email!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

wired for freedom bracelet giveaway!


it was by chance while browsing through handmade wire jewelry on etsy that i stumbled upon wired for freedom.  i contacted the owner, sarah, and was touched to learn the story of how she became a jewelry designer.  sarah battled with self-injury for 13 years before she learned to use her hands to "create instead of destroy."  she wants to change the world "one heart at a time" by giving her wearers the freedom to express  and love themselves!

a reader giveaway felt like the perfect way to raise awareness for wired for freedom!  check out how i styled sarah's wrapped in love bracelet and learn how you can enter to win one at the end of this post!


vince leather jacket (similar here)
zara scarf (similar here)
lna t shirt (available here in a v neck)
club monaco tasha faux leather leggings
zara faux leather bag
chinese laundry boots (similar here)
meghan la knotted skull bracelet (similar here)
t + j cable stacked rings c/o t + j designs
gorjana ring
wired for freedom wrapped in love 
bracelet c/o wired for freedom.  ENTER TO WIN IT BELOW!




follow these steps to enter to win a wired for freedom wrapped in love bracelet:

1.  like wired for freedom on facebook
2.  like my blog on facebook
3.  leave a comment with your email address below so i can contact you if you win!
4. for an extra chance to enter follow wired for freedom on twitter and/or instagram!

the winner will be announced in 7 days here and via email!

get my look!