Last night while watching the VMAs there were a few things that truly stood out to me. Adele is clearly the most talented person around these days, Jessie J has a surprisingly amazing voice considering how little she uses it on her biggest US hit, and black lace is still in. While the first two are self explanatory, I couldn’t help noticing that those who didn’t dress up in non-clothes appeared to be sticking with the LBD staple (or in Selena Gomez’s case, the Mullet-LBD). Using their more risque pieces as inspiration (because no one can get away with something as short as Britney’s dress), I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite black lace pieces. I would be happy to invite any of these to move into my closet. It’s a pretty friendly place.
As Irene prepares to bring the rains to the northeast I felt the need to browse for fun umbrellas. Being Florida grown I’ve always had a few umbrellas to choose from and usually buy in bright colors to provide some cheer on an otherwise gloomy rainy afternoon. Well, this one goes a step further. Meet the Blade Runner Style Umbrella. I can’t see any way of carrying this thing and not at least having a smile on my face. While a trip home has led to me missing the earthquake and hurricane in the northeast, I might have to get one of these for future use.
I have been admiring trench coats for years. While I’ve yet to take the plunge, I think this is the year. If I had a sack of money I would buy one of these. No one does it better than Burberry.
My guy lives a few hours away, so unfortunately summer dates are few and far between. If he was closer and date night was on the regular this would be my summer date uniform. Easy jewelry. Breezy shirt. Sandals that are just dressy enough.
I recently moved into a new place. If you’ve ever done the same then you understand my current need for organization and space. While browsing for storage ideas I came across this amazing idea on Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com). Can you say brilliant?! When I eventually design my own place (or remodel someone else’s design) this will be making an appearance!
I love the idea of one really bold piece surrounded by classics. While I think it can also be done with the jewelry as the focal point, who wouldn’t literally push someone out of the way for this dress? Just me? Does that make me a bad person?
While we may all be admiring the boots and sweaters magazines are already throwing at us, there is something to be said for loving the moment you’re in. Nothing says summer more than an easy breezy dress. The perfect image of this look for this summer must be from Pippa Middleton. Here is my version of her summer look with a few steals and a really great splurge.
In terms of people I envy there are a few groupings. Two of the biggest groups are people with amazing spa like bathrooms and people who have mastered remodeling. This beautiful transformation from Design Sponge features both. If I got to get ready for work in that bathroom I may never leave the house!
I’m currently coveting neutral outfits with a pop of color. When done correctly a single pop of color creates a perfectly modern touch to an otherwise timeless outfit. Above are examples from DVF and Theory.
I’m also coveting boot weather but will surely want summer back once the cold hits!