Sunday, January 30, 2011

Handmade rings I'm in love with

These are two handmade rings that have been on my favorite's list on Etsy for forever. I am absolutely obsessed with both of them, but didn't buy them because jewelry is not a big thing of mine and I couldn't convince myself to buy expensive rings (even though at less than $100 dollars these rings are not expensive compared to fine jewelry -- and I love them more than fine jewelry, since they have so much more character).

Both sold a while ago, but the photos will link you to the shops, where similar items are for sale.

The first is made from sea glass, the second features a rose pearl.

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Spring 2011 trend: lace

One of my favorite trends for spring is lace. It's so romantic and feminine, so nostalgic, and yet it can be modern and cutting-edge at the same time. Traditionally lace was always white, and though nowadays you can find it in almost any color, I still prefer neutrals for their ability to showcase the texture.

After all, what could be more elegant for spring than a simple white lace dress as shown by Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana, or a white lace dress with a black sash as shown by Oscar de la Renta? And wouldn't the fun shape of Vivienne Westwood's lace dress and the sparkle or the one by Valentino be overshadowed if they were brightly colored?

So, take part in the bright colors trend of spring 2011 all you want, but when you wear lace, keep it neutral.

Want to wear more lace this spring? Here's some inspiration from the runway.

Anna Sui

BCBG Max Azria


Collette Dinnigan


Dolce & Gabbana


Oscar de la Renta

Ralph Lauren


Vivienne Westwood

Zac Posen

Alberta Ferretti


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mmm... Sam Edleman shoes

The latest item that I have to have but don't really need is a pair of gorgeous "Lorissa" shoes from Sam Edleman. One of my favorite DIY chicas, Kristen from Vainglorious, has them in black suede. I want them in nude.

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In love with Erdem's Spring 2011 collection

For me, regardless of current trends, spring is all about floral dresses, white lace, and showing a little skin in an innocent and youthful way. That's why I am so excited about the spring 2011 collection Erdem has put out. From the floral-and-lace above-the-knee dresses to the shoes that lace up the ankle like point shoes, to the braided wreaths of hair all the models were rocking, this collection spoke to me in the eternal voice of spring fashion and what it will always mean to me, in 2011 and beyond.

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