Summertime Wish List

Summertime Wishlist
1. Summer Scarf (Theodora & Callum) 2. Quirky Clutch (Kate Spade) 3. Fun Sneakers (Keds) 4. Hot pink lips 5. Effortlessly Chic Jumper (Ted Baker) 6. Retro-Inspired Bikini (Topshop, bottom/top) 7. White Wide-Leg Trousers (Gucci) 8. Shorts Suit (**any suggestions??**)
>> What pieces and beauty updates are you craving for Summer? Share with me in the comments!
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Splurge vs. Steal: Tweed Jacket

Splurge vs. Steal: Tweed Jacket
Why spend upwards of $600 on the perfect Spring topper when you can get a similar style for just $188? It’s a no brainer – Get a tweedy knit in your favorite hue at NIC+ZOE to pair with white jeans, denim cutoffs, a classic shift, a flirty skirt… the options are endless for this Spring wardrobe must-have. Take your pick…
Splurge: Oscar de la Renta for the Outnet, Alice + Olivia, or Lanvin
Steal: NIC+ZOE at nicandzoe.com

Splurge vs. Steal: Ankle-Strap Sandals

Splurge vs. Steal: Ankle-Strap Sandals
I love sandals that can be easily dressed up or down for Spring and Summer… Look for details like a luxe snake skin, gold hardware, an ankle strap or cool embellishment. You can get this look at almost any price range, but here are two options I love: The splurge is a beautiful Rachel Zoe pair for $235, and the steal version are by Michael Antonio, ringing in at just $45!

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell
Doesn’t get classier than this, ladies… and I totally dig it. Gimme tortoise from head to toe, please! What are you craving for Spring?
Zig-ZaggingAlexander McQueen clutch (similar), Tory Burch belt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Michael Kors bangle, Stuart Weitzman booties, BaubleBar necklace, BaubleBar bangle trio, Corso Como pumps, Michael Kors watch, Tory Burch bag, Rag & Bone sunnies, J. Crew bracelet, Alexander McQueen loafers, Elizabeth & James sunglasses (bottom right)

Currently Craving: Metallics

Currently Craving: Metallics
The evolution of metallics from just a pocket watch or a bauble around a woman’s neck to ready-to-wear pieces (Celine, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, DVF) is a truly beautiful thing. Lately I have been particularly drawn to metallic footwear, in all shapes and styles with a gold, silver, rose gold, copper or bronze glimmer. Here is a round-up of some of my favorites right now… enjoy!
1. Rebecca Minkoff 2. Dolce Vita (under $100!) 3. Jimmy Choo 4. Rebecca Minkoff 5. Tory Burch 6. Kate Spade 7. Cole Haan (love citrus laces!) 8. Coach 9. Rag & Bone 10. BCBG ($50!) 11. Michael Kors

Currently Craving: Gloves

Gloves and mittens are a tricky accessory – I used to maintain the belief that they were merely a hindrance, a superfluous addition that served virtually the same purpose as pockets (which I am able to insert and remove my hand from with ease when I need to). On the other hand (har har), I feel I am missing a shopping, er fashion, opportunity… Well, that and how amazing are leather gloves for clapping at a hockey game? Thus, here is a round-up of some mittens and gloves that I am just dying to get my hands on in…

Currently Graving: Gloves
Clockwise from top (Tan Leather): Mulberry, Miu Miu, French Connection, Causse Gantier, Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Cole Haan, Bruno Cucinelli, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Burberry, Coach, and Asos (the Must-Have)
P.S. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Currently Craving: Spring Fever

The temps rose dramatically in NYC the past couple of days… a brief tantalizing whiff of Spring, before January remembers her place on the Northeast climate spectrum. Tempted by the weather (or so I’m justifying it to myself), I added a couple Springtime pieces to my closet that I’m so eager to wear! Here are some newbies, plus some coveted items for Spring and where to get them:

Spring Fever, Polyvore, Currently Craving

1. Something floral, See by Chloe (similar) 2. White Trousers, Balmain, 3. Statement Necklace, BaubleBar (similar), 4. Bright scarf, Banana Republic, 5. Ice Blue Crop, Tibi, 6. Something mint, Steve Madden, 7. Pleated skirt, Steffen Schraut 

What’s on your Spring wish-list so far? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Trend Report: Crave the Rose

Trend Report: Crave the Rose
Spring is far from arriving, but fashion is absolutely blooming with rose prints, patterns, appliques, and jewels. I was so inspired, that I found a beautiful rose-print silk blouse in the far corners of my closet last week that I dusted off and wore to work. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite rose-inspired pieces for you to get on trend:
Clockwise from top-left: Modcloth rosette bracelet, Christopher Kane rose-print Tee (love this one too), Dolce and Gabbana dress, Matthew Williamson trouser, Rag & Bone gloves, Tory Burch dress, Louis Vuitton limited edition coin purse, Tory Burch sneaker, Valentino Garavani silk scarf, Lover lace blouse (really love this one too!), Christopher Kane skirt, Oscar de la Renta collar necklace, Derek Lam booties 

Hillary’s Holiday Wish List

Christmas Wish List
As promised, here are the items on my Christmas list. I know, how boring am I? Mostly these are just practical things that I need… but hey, what do you expect from a poor recent-grad living in NYC? I need all the help I can get. It’s not glamorous, but I could use some shampoo, TP, and mascara too. I hope Santa reads fashion blogs…
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Weekender bags: Marc by Marc Jacobs and Brahmin, Coat: Calvin Klein, Planner: Graphic image (in green), Trousers: Thakoon Addition (love the dress with this print too) and Stella McCartney, Blazers: Ted Baker and Michelle Mason (in mint)

Currently Craving: Cocoon Coats

Currently Craving: Cocoon Coats
J. Crew, Jil Sander Fall 2012, 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2012, Lover, DKNY Fall 2012, Rebecca Taylor, Acne, and image c/o Stockholm Streetstyle
It’s officially cold in New York… And as unfortunate as this may be, it also means coats are making their way back into my closet. (Last year, I brought in an armoire to my petite dorm room simply to accommodate my coat collection.) I mean, lets face it, how bored would I get wearing the same coat every day when the temperatures drop? I think this is implied, but… so bored. Anyway, right now I am loving the cocoon coat because it looks effortlessly chic over anything! Oh this old coat? I just threw it on, and look fabulous. Oh, and speaking of old coats – if you live in the New York area, donate yours here!