new woman, new purse!

say hello to my new baby sylvia! this post is my introduction into my first kate spade handbag….i purchased it last month and am loving it! i love the classic shape and retro feel to the bag. i can say it’s my grown woman purse.

top: kate spade pants: old navy shoes: old navy accessories: target & kate spade

party with partyskirts!

remember when i blogged on my new obsession, partyskirts? well i styled this partyskirts inspired look via polyvore.

Is Anna Wintour leaving Vogue?

Anna Wintour has been named the Artistic Director of Condé Nast this week. A title that was specifically created just for her. Being the artistic director, is another role on top of her position at Vogue & Teen Vogue. Her promotion further shows her power in fashion & that will always be the most powerful woman in the industry. Anna will be taking many of the company wide duties of the chairman SI Newman. Being that he is 85 years old…

Once hearing the news, I was immediately curious to if the news was true and if Anna would be leaving Vogue. I look forward to seeing the new creative ideas she will bring to Condé Nast and what her title actually entitles.

Comment and let me know your opinion on Anna’s new position.

My New Obsession: PARTY SKIRTS!

This past Friday at work, I met the cutest ginger (a redhead) named Lauren. While shopping, she tried on one of our dresses, shoes, & worked a clutch into the look. She looked absolutely adorable and I knew she was definitely a fashionable girl. Through us talking while I finished her purchase, she told me about the company she had with her sister called PARTY SKIRTS.

Mariel & Lauren Armstrong

She explained that her mother used to make them skirts when they were younger so they made them into their own phenomenon in Vancouver. (Where they live now!) And I see why… they are so stinkin’ cute! PARTY SKIRTS are high waisted 100% silk skirts that come in various colors for every girl.

Whether your a girly girl or have rocker chic style, PARTY SKIRTS work with all styles. They are a great new staple piece to have in your closet. And I feel an be essential for party (obviously!) and for work. (I definitely need one sent my way! I would rock one non stop.) You can see PARTY SKIRTS at their website and on twitter & instragram at partyskirts! 
Thanks Lauren! And I wish you & Mariel much success in the future! 

Trend: Statement Necklace

Statement Necklace’s are always a great trend to make a work look dressed up or to add that extra punch to jeans and a t-shirt. Kate Spade does a great job every season to bring a bold statement through their necklaces. Remember: when wearing a statement necklace, always keep your look simple! 
Here are a few Kate Spade Necklace’s that I love… and if anyone would like to send me a gift you know what to get me! 

New York Frontal Necklace: $98

 ‘Gerbera Garden’ Floral Necklace: $378

 ‘Kaleidoscope Floral’ Frontal Necklace: $152

 New York ‘Scallop’ Frontal Necklace: $148

‘Flats’ Bib Necklace: $148

Holiday Style: Pajamas

During the holidays, the time shared with family and the presents are the most important factors. Just important are the pajamas you wear on Christmas, because you are being photographed and you have to always look like you just rolled out of bed….in chic and fun pajamas.

Here are a few styles that are comfy, chic, and fun pajamas styles:

Steve Madden ‘Cozy Up’ Thermal PJ’S: $58

Thermals are always comfortable and if you are in a cold area you can still use them underneath your clothing.

Nick & Nora Footie Pajamas: $24.99

I love one piece footie pajamas! They are so fun and make you feel like a kid again…one problem is that you can get really hot in them during the night.

Victoria’s Secret Flannel Pajamas: $39.50

Flannel Pajamas are always a classic style. And to add extra fun, you can always add a fun printed tank top under your flannel shirt and leave it unbuttoned.

Our 2012 Christmas Tree

This Christmas we brought a real tree from a family from Oregon who sells trees. They grow the trees all year in Oregon, then travel to Palm Desert to sell them. Since they were family grown, we were glad we could help them out.

They even had some sprayed white, incase you want a white christmas.

After we got the tree tied up to the Hummer, we brought it home and then it was time to decorate!

The theme for this years tree was to have a color blocked tree. My mother and I wanted to tie fashion into our tree. We decided to make the tree on trend with color block and found these great ornaments from Target.

Only problem is, we had to tie the hook on every ornament. Which took up a substantial amount of time…. We ended up making another trip to Target to buy hooks.

Then came the fun part…. the DECORATING! First, we had to string all of the lights.

Then came the ornaments, we started with red.

Next, the pink ornaments.

Then came the purple ornaments.

After purple, came blue.

Last, we added the green ornaments on the bottom.

Merry Christmas!

Essentials to a Resort Vacation

Tis the season to go on a last minute vacation with friends to escape the cold winter weather. Maybe head to the Bahamas, Brazil, Africa, or just head to Palm Desert. (It’s 80 degrees here!)

Here are your fashion essentials to pack for a warm get a way:

1. A Great Maxi Dress

2. A Fun, Bright Sweater

3. A pair of jeans

4. A Neutral Bathing Suit

5. The Perfect Beach Tote

Kate Spade Resort Collection

This month’s “new arrivals” from Kate Spade are the 1930’s, Art Deco inspired Resort Collection. The pattern for the month is “Birds Over Arches” which you can see through out the collection on phones cases, ipad sleeves, purses, clothing, and cosmetic bags. The collection is prevalent with light blue, navy, and cream. Very great for your winter vacation to somewhere warm in the world.

My favorite picks:

‘Matty Dress’ -$398

”Birds Georgette Dress’-$398

‘Deco Lora Dress’-$398

‘Deco Felicity Top’-$278

‘Enoki Prudence Top’-$228

‘Barry Skirt’-$258