Tuesday, July 31, 2012

fall shopping lust

is it time for fall shopping already? i'm still feeling the summer glory and still (perhaps foolishly) shopping for summer. this fall shopping list is for the over achievers and those ready to say ciao to summer :-( thoughts? what are you buying for fall?

Clockwise from top left: 
  1. Proenza Schouler: 1. PS11 mini classic, $1,675;
  3. 2. PS11 mini classic, $1,675;
  5. 3. PS11 mini classic, $1,675;
  7. 4. Shourouk Calypso bracelet, $415;
  9. Proenza Schouler: 5. PS1 medium bag, $1,695;
  11. 6. PS11 small tote, $2,050;
  13. 7. PS11 small tote, $2,050

From left:
  1. 1. Maison Martin Margiela denim jacket, $990;
  3. 2. Celine sweater, $1,200

From left: 
  1. 1. Tom Ford black satin jewel-heel sandal, $1,180;
  3. 2. Charlotte Olympia red suede Anastasia sandal, $1,565;
  5. 4. Fendi brown suede lace-up sandal with fur, $1,180;
  7. 5. Giuseppe Zanotti pink fur spike sandal, $995;
  9. 6. Miu Miu suede peep-toe pump with glitter sole, $690;
  11. 7.Nicholas Kirkwood teal suede pump, $950;
  13. 8. Christian Louboutin black suede pump with pink fur, $1,195

  1. Clockwise from left:
    1. 1. Christian Louboutin shoes, $1,895;
    3. 2. Jason Wu dress, $3,950;
    5. 3. Jimmy Choo clutch, $2,195
    7. 3. Maud diamond feather earrings, $7,600

From left:
  1. 1. Citizens of Humanity jeans, $190;
  3. 2. Genetic Denim Shya Bambi jeans, $198;
  5. 3. Current/Elliott jeans, $198;
  7. 4. Citizens of Humanity paisley-print jeans, $228;
  9. 5. Current/Elliott camo jeans, $248;
  11. 6. Current/Elliottpaisley jeans, $198

  1. Clockwise from left:
    1. Tom Ford: 1. leaf ring, $740;
    3. 2. snake cuff, $4,850;
    5. 3. barbed-wire metal cuff, $3,440;
    6. 4. overlapping leaf cuff, $2,240;
    8. 5. snake ring, $530;
    10. 6. spider cuff, $2,700

    1. Clockwise from left:
      1. 1. Quarry necklace, $295;
      3. 2. Intiq: necklace, $188;
      5. 3. necklace, $215
images via style.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

summer boots

if i wasn't for the massive heat wave (that fails to cease in the evening) and a way to justify boots in 100 degrees with 90% humidity, i'd be donning this look on the regular. my suede beige boots, in particular, are not only the most comfortable shoes i own, but they are chic any time of the year. being the smart fashion girl that i am, i let my rational side win this internal debate and wear sandals. very cute sandals. until it hits say 75 degrees ;-)
vogue clearly was on to the same vibe. check it. happy monday xoxo, mary 
p.s. if you needed a summertime anthem, i suggest "radio" by lana del rey for your listening pleasure. so repeat worthy! 

image via vogue

Sunday, July 29, 2012

happiness project

without completely realizing it until now, I’ve developed a mini-obsession with gretchen rubin. it started a couple of weeks ago when i had an overwhelming urge to purge my belongings, de-clutter this motherf**ker, and organize like i had a serious case of OCD. on my search for some tips and motivation, i stumbled upon gretchen rubin's "happiness project" youtube series, which claims that "outer order contributes to inner calm." i was hooked. this was my exact intention: to eliminate the inner mess of clutter (by way of the outer) and ignite the spark of creativity. trust me, it works like a charm. my last clutter cleaning birthed a conscious flow of profound expression and i wrote 24 poems in a couple of hours. my fingers typing couldn't keep up with my brain streaming. When i woke up this morning and looked around, on the night stand was rubin's "happiness project" book with her "power money fame sex" close by. the first thing i wanted to do was pick it up and start off where i finished before dosing off last night. it's a very fun mini-obsession! she's smart, authentic, relatable, and a queen of research and legitimacy that teaches in a clever, subtle way. although not directly style related, a messy home or closet is never chic. what projects are you currently working on? who inspires you? for those of you feeling carefree and relaxed today, because after all it is “Sunday Funday,” this one’s for you…. enjoy! have a happy one! xoxo, mary
(image via style.com)

Saturday, July 28, 2012


i recently picked up these impossibly gorgeous white lace shorts from zara and i must say they look amazing with tan legs! it appears i'm going through another black and white phase, something so chic and easy about it. looks right ;-)

images via me, chicmuse.blogspot.com, jakandjil, the fashionsquad

Friday, July 27, 2012

who's ready for the olympics?!

i'm so excited!!! i can't wait to cheer on Team USA. the opening ceremony is tonight (for my time zone at least) and Stella McCartney gave us a sneak peak of the festivities and her very cool outfit! LOVE HER!

photos via Stella McCartney FB page

printed pants day and night

How To Wear Printed Pants
these babies get around... styled by two fashionable bloggers for day and night. i could use some happy printed pants in my life right now. which looks do you like? 

courtesy of net-a-porter.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

DIY arm candy Part 2

PRESENTING.... the newest addition to my arm party courtesy of the DIY woven bracelet technique. this is by far my most polished piece yet! so excited to wear it!

DIY arm candy

my intrigue for DIY projects along with my propensity for anything crafty and creative was enough to motivate this cool arm party. the woven chain link bracelet is my special version of this DIY inspired by this one on net-a-porter. i choose a wide linked silver chain with a edgy feel to contrast with the delicate feminine colors. the second simple beaded bracelet is it's new bestie because they look so cute together. i love the white marbled beads, which i stumbled upon at a jewelry show :-) what do you think? i have tons of ideas for playing with this DIY, so stay tuned!

are you into DIY projects? too tricky or your favorite past time? comment with links to your creations! :-)  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

street chic

check the parisian street style courtesy of the the sartorialist and a easy summer look from the adorable alexandra. how great is that givenchy bag?
xoxo, mary

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

pj top

a pajama style blouse paired with a moto jacket is effortless perfection. makes me look forward to fall, if that is at all possible. happy tuesday!

image via becauseimaddicated

Monday, July 23, 2012

fall 2012's goth girl

the dark mysterious goth girl made an appearance on the versace, alexander wang, and givenchy fall 2012 runways, among others. it's a nice contrast from the bold print on print  trend and brocade pieces that we've seen. I can appreciate the layering of textures. so, what do you think, does this suit your mood? 

images via style.com

Sunday, July 22, 2012

behind the scenes

i love looking behind the scenes, especially for the fashion extravaganzas! some of my faves below. happy sunday!! :-) xoxo, mary

 images via a truly intriguing subject

Saturday, July 21, 2012

the Kooples fall/winter 2012

not only are these real life "kooples" so sharply dressed in the beautifully tailored brand, but they are impossibly beautiful. do you and your better half look this good? if not, maybe you should style your man (or woman!). here's the kooples latest campaign for fall/winter 2012. how do you feel about these looks?

Friday, July 20, 2012


Phillip Lim incorporated playful elements from one of my favorite art genres, pop art, in his pre-fall 2012 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. Very fun! And speaking of pop art, I've included "Seductive Girl" by the great Roy Lichtenstein. His artwork rules! Thoughts? :-)

images courtesy 3.1 phillip lim and art.com

Thursday, July 19, 2012

smokey eyed beauty

oh the classic smokey eye... paired with a light pinky peachy lip. we can't get enough! the recent shows have adopted a modern version of this bombshell look. the result? just a good as the original gansta, the glamorous miss bridget bardot herself. ;-) now for the inspiration....

images courtesy rachel zoe pinterest

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

on the outside

tommy ton via jak & jil captured the deets of our fashion favorites at the milan, london and paris fashion weeks. featuring arizona muse's cool hair and earrings, alexa chung in a leather pencil skirt, models giving in transit love, and the fashion queen looking fashionable. street chic?
p.s. how good is anna wintour's hair?

images courtest of jak & jil

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

head to toe

miranda kerr is head to toe perfection in this ensemble. fresh, dressed, like a million bucks. ;-) the sunnies!! thoughts?

the look-
+ Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses
+ Equipment Signature Sleeveless Blouse
+ Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in 'Lara's Theme
+ Theory Leather Tote Bag
+ A.L.C. James Pants
+ Manolo Blahnik Tortoise Patent Leather Pump
images courtesy of le fashion