Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cathy Covets...Hermes Birkin Racing Stripe Bag

Cathy Covets...
         ...Hermes Birkin Racing Stripe Bag

I don't normally post on Saturday but I saw this yesterday and felt compelled to share...

The new racing stripe Hermes Birkin bag sells for a mere $10,500!  If I can't have the real thing, maybe I should get a print made and display it on my wall?!  Hmmm...

Happy Weekend!
Cathy





Thursday, June 21, 2012

Denim Dresses...

Denim Dresses...

At first I had mixed feelings when I started seeing all the denim dresses hitting the stores and streets.  It reminded me of  the denim dresses that I wore in high school (which I have since sold or given away).  Do I want to take this trend another round?  Enough time has passed for this trend to feel fresh again.  There are so many variations on the denim dress right now, that there is a style for everyone.

Denim inspiration...









 Where to buy...   
...and all under $200!

Asos Levi's Denim Dress   ($199)
      Diesel Scenny Dress in Solid Denim / Zappos.com    ($168)

Mango relaxed-fit short asymmetrical denim dress  ($34.99)


Mango denim dress  ($69.99)


DV by Dolce Vita Sawyer Dot Denim Dress / piperlime.gap.com   ($110)


French Connection Strapless Denim Dress / nordstrom.com   ($168)


  Joie Denim Dress / bloomingdales.com   ($85)

Isabella Oliver Chambray Dress / isabellaoliver.com    ($159)


Arden B Chambray High-Low Maxi Dress    ($69)

To change the look of a denim dress for work, evening, or just for fun, add a belt or a blazer in a neutral or bright color.


Clockwise: Topshop Moto Neon Oversized Sleeveless Biker Jacket   ($96), Mango Braided Leather Belt ($22.99), Topshop Folded Lapel Waterfall Jacket   ($110),  Mango Belt Chain ($19.99)                            

Which denim dress style do you prefer?

Cathy








Friday, June 15, 2012

Cathy Covets... Anthropologie for June

Cathy Covets... Anthropologie for June

On the heels of my recent post about the Tracy Reese collection for Anthropologie ( here ), I have been regularly following the other Anthropologie Made in Kind collections being released for June.  Beguile by Byron Lars is another Made in Kind collaboration collection that I am coveting.  Here are a few pieces from that collection as well as other picks from the new June arrivals.

Beguile by Byron Lars...

Marston Strapped Dress   ($164) left,  Handknit Tape Yarn Cardigan   ($180) right
I would style this cardigan with solid colors, such as a flowy white dress or bright blue skinny jeans and a long white tank top.  This cardi deserves the spotlight!

June new arrival picks...


l-r :  Prismatic Winds Dress   ($198),  Sky Trails Maxi Dress  ($168),  Dime Novel Wide-Legs   ($98)

   Eyelet Aurelie Shift   ($198)

Crocheted Eden Tunic    ($198)

Bora Cami    ($98)

l-r: Pleated Panel Shell   ($68),  Carrizo Mini   ($118)

Clockwise: Handpainted Taika Flats   ($128),  Fabrice Silk Bangle  ($58),  Uniform Bits Necklace   ($38),  Hardware Hue Bracelet   ($48),  Laguna Woven Clutch   ($168)    



Anything on your radar for June?
Happy weekend!

Cathy




Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ombre's turn...

Ombre's turn...

We have seen quite a bit of colorblock over the last couple of months, so I thought it was only fair to give ombre, colorblock's sister, some attention.  Ombre:  the gradation of hue from light to dark.  Because ombre is usually a more subtle color change than colorblock, it may be easier to wear for those wanting to experiment with more than one bright solid color at a time.  Think of it as a version of a print.

Ombre on the runway for Spring 2012...

Ann Demeulemeester
Jen Kao
Marco de Vincenzo
Charlotte Ronson

Ombre items for your wardrobe...

  Young, Fabulous & Broke Blaire Dress / revolveclothing.com  ($198)

 Ombre Geo Print Cigarette Trousers / Topshop   ($70)
 Ombre Fluid Blazer / Topshop   ($130) .  Matching shorts here

  Billabong Believe In Dreams Ombre Dress / Lulus  ($49.50)

 Young, Fabulous & Broke Sierra Ombre Skirt / revolveclothing.com  ($132)

Siwy Jeans Alia Ombre Shorts / revolveclothing.com   ($98)

My fave...  Roberto Cavalli Floral-Print Halter Gown / Bergdorf Goodman  ($972)

Ombre accessories...

1 Alexander McQueen Oyster Shell Wedge / couture.zappos.com  ($3,240)   2  Purls Neon Pink Saloukee Necklace / boticca.com ($115.50)   3  Bauble Cascade Necklace / J.Crew  ($128)   4 Tory Burch OmbrĂ© Clutch / Nordstrom  ($250)          


Ombre hair, lips, and nails still trending...


Ombre interiors...







Do you ombre?  Or do you prefer colorblock?

Cathy



Friday, June 8, 2012

Rachel Zoe Resort 2013 Collection

Rachel Zoe Resort 2013 Collection

I am not normally one to post (or put much focus on) upcoming season collections.  My interest usually lies more in the current season.  However, the Rachel Zoe Resort 2013 collection definitely caught my attention.  Maybe because I am a huge fan of her style, or maybe because my style mimics hers in many ways, but I felt compelled to share some of the just released images from this collection. 

Images via  Fashionologie
What a range of colors!  From yellows, blues, corals, and pinks to black and whites, bold color will be returning.  Yay!  Along with the return of color come the prints, colorblock, and gorgeous textures.  The colorful suiting shows cropped pants as well as longer, wider leg styles.  This collection just seems so versatile.  Maybe part of the reason I am drawn to this collection right now is because I can see it fitting in perfectly with the current season.  I am thrilled that some of the fun looks from this season will be returning in 2013 but in new incarnations.  This is love at first sight :)

Thoughts?  Do you like the looks of Rachel Zoe Resort 2013?

Have a fab weekend!
xo
Cathy