Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I think Padma Lakshmim's HSN collection, Easy Exotic is the way to go. There are fabulous teas and glass tea pots. Plus, porcelain prep bowl sets that are sure to make your friend happy to be in the kitchen mixing something up:)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Easy DIY: Learn how to make a cake stand to use as a display for your perfumes in the bathroom from Nate Berkus
Here are some of the street styles that inspired me and what I wore today:)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
J.F. Lazartigue Shea Butter
Kerastase Oleo Relax
Rene Furterer Karite
Check out the book for more items you can try.
Throws are the way to go because scarves are too small for this fab luxury. And, you can snuggle in this at home, traveling/on the plane, or just wear it. Don't miss out!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Here are some of the items that caught my eye today:
kristin leather pleated satchel
*I wish they had done this bag in taupe and gold...but, I guess I wasn't one of the bloggers to share my thoughts...yet:)
cambria tartan flat
On Sale for only $69
new poppy cupchain four strand bracelet
I'm in love...too bad this is so much at $228:)
Friday, December 10, 2010
25 drops Neroli Essential Oil
30 drops Gerranium Essential Oil
20 drops Rose Essential Oil
10 drops Mandarin or Tangerine Essential Oil
5 drops Bay or Laurel-Leaf Essential Oil
Jojoba Oil for body, bath or massage oil
For Concentrated Perfume:
"Mix the above into 1/2 ounce of jojoba oil, then pour it into a vial with a tight lid through a small funnel. After bathing, dab on pulse points and rub a few drops into the ends of long hair in the summer."
For Body, Bath, or Massage Oil:
"Mix the above quantities of essential oils into 4 ounces of jojoba oil and shake vigorously before each use."
These are great gift ideas too...I would use a perfume bottle from Anthropologie like this one:
Perfume bottle, $38
Here are my favorite fashion star sections:
Tracee Ellis Ross
"Gilt Groupe’s Unracked, a new Web series hosted by Scoop founder Stefani Greenfield, launched on Monday. The eight- episode series features Stefani interviewing a slew of fashion and lifestyle personalities, including Molly Sims, Diane von Furstenberg, and Gossip Girl’s Eric Daman. Sims was the guest this week, and Diane con Furstenberg appears in the episode that goes live on Dec. 13, which can be found at gilt.com/unracked.
People StyleWatch’s new social media contest debuted in conjunction with the magazine’s December issue. The multi-platform initiative, which will roll out quarterly, promotes advertisers’ brands through social networks and creates lists of the most active users in the social media arena. Once a visitor logs on to holidaycliques.com, they are able to browse through items such as a fragrance and handbag from Marc Jacobs, a tote from Tory Burch, or makeup from Smashbox (to name a few). All users have to do is share their favorite products via social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook or email, and the person with the most shares actually wins that item. In addition to engaging its target audience, Holiday Cliques allows People StyleWatch to gain insight into the brands that readers are most likely to gravitate towards, as well as serve as a resource tool for the participating advertisers.
New Web site ToVieFor.com is part gaming and part shopping, which founders Melanie Moore and Susanne Greenfield developed with the “urban fashionista” in mind. What sets this one apart from other flash sale sites is the fact that ToVieFor focuses on current season merchandise, and it also possesses game-like components to create buzz."
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.
This is my first year really decorating for the holidays and I am so excited to start creating the memories that my new little gift will remember for years to come. Everything from the tree to gifts are on my mind now and I've noticed that one of the best places to go for everything is Pier 1 Imports.
So far, I've gotten the ornaments for the tree that go perfect with our East Indian decor. There are so many options to choose from. I personally LOVE this peacock!
For gifts, I love to get stocking stuffers from Pier 1. They have so many fun gifts for the kid in all of us to the fashionista we all are:) Plus, the prices are all AMAZING! You get so much!
These are all fun for stuffers...but, if you aren't sure what to get your loved one as a gift...then use the online holiday gifts that helps you find the perfect gift at the eholiday giftsholiday giftsholiday giftsPier 1xact price point you are looking for.
Finally, it's all about entertaining. Having friends and family over to celebrate the holidays. Since this is my first year to host I had to buy a few must-haves to get into the spirit.
It's all about the drinks to start off the evening of course...so I love the color of these glasses and the tray makes it feel very classy, old school.
Any host knows you also need just the right serving dishes and Pier 1 offers so many different styles for any type of event; from a casual dinner party to a full-on holiday soiree.
Plus, during the months of November and December, you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped toy and/or making a cash donation at the register. And, for every new fan that Pier 1 gets on Facebook, they will donate $1 for Toys for Tots so we can all be in the season of giving.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
The site is also genius not just because of style selections and brands, but because there is a fit specialist program. You can email or call a specialist, or personal shopper you could say to help you find the perfect suit for your body type. And, if you just don't have time to reach out, check out their sample selections of each body type to give you direction for your shopping.
Get the all-American girly look with Tommy Tommy Hilfiger's swimwear and cover-ups.
I LOVE paisleys, so this is the first style that caught my eye:)
I love this funky print and that you can add one strap to make this suit look new when your out on your vaca.
Cute cover-ups by Ella Moss:
Such a cute retro style.
I love how you could wear this cover-up as a top!
REEF trendy style...I'm in LOVE!
Sign up to be a Swimspot VIP and get $25 off of a $100 purchase which is pretty easy since you are buying separates from the site!
After checking out this site to share with you for the Lucky magazine Alpha Shoppers I can't wait to share with you what I get with the $100 gift card I am receiving for reviewing the site. Stay tuned.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
"SAKS SPEAKS: How times change. Five years ago, social media guru, author and NYU professor Clay Shirky mused in WWD about whether Saks Fifth Avenue would ever have a blog. He predicted it would, though at the time it seemed hard to imagine a retailer as elegant and venerable as Saks blogging. What would a luxury department store blog about? And why?
He turned out to be right, though. Today, Saks unveils The Saks Point of View (sakspov.com), a magazine in blog form whose subject is Saks itself. Posts will include interviews with designers, profiles of people who work at Saks, trends and inspiring people. There will be posts on sapphire rings, fashion director Colleen Sherin’s favorite Manhattan haunts and the exclusive holiday dresses in Saks’ windows. The store is hardly the only one to add more magazine-like content to its Web site lately. Barneys New York added its B-Sides blog last year, and Bergdorf Goodman debuted 5th at 58th in May.
“There is more of an emphasis on editorial,” said president of Saks Direct Denise Incandela. “We find customers respond very well to that, they look to us as a fashion authority for that. If you look at us now versus two years ago, you will see a big shift there. It’s very well received by customers, and we measure that in terms of traffic as well as sales conversions.”
In addition to its blog, the retailer has added more videos and articles on trends in its women’s apparel section, including picks from Glenda Bailey and a photo diary from streetwear photographer Tommy Ton. As for user-generated content, in November it broke new ground for a luxury store when it added customer reviews. — Cate T. Corcoran"
***check out page 41 in the Holiday issue of People Style Watch to see how you can get a cute notebook that reminds me of a Smythson version if you send in your receipt after buying the toothbrush:)