May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Guest Blog On The Look 4 Less!

So excited to share the guest blog post I did for Jen over at The Look 4 Less. She asked me to pick my three wishes for summer and to explain why they were on my lust list. Hope you enjoy my choices!

May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Tomorrow is Memorial Day and I can't wait for it since my bf is moving back to LA from NYC! So excited! Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather- I will be spending it at the beach relaxing and soaking up some sun :).

Photo above is of some lovely peonies- my favorite- that I picked up from Trader Joe's.

May 28, 2010

Summer 2010 Playlist

The above image is definitely inspiration to workout and get beach ready for the summer and we all know a great playlist is a necessity! Some of these are on the older side but fun to jam out to none the less- enjoy!

Alicia Keys feat. Beyonce "Put It In A Love Song"
Beyonce "Why Don't You Love Me"
Britney Spears "Get Naked"
Britney Spears "3"
Christina Aguilera "WooHoo"
The Dirty Heads "Viva La Vida (Acoustic)"
Florence + The Machine "Cosmic Love"
Florence + The Machine "Dog Days Are Over"
Florence + The Machine "Drumming Song (Acoustic)"
Florence + The Machine "Kiss With A Fist"
Florence + The Machine "You've Got The Love"
Glee Cast feat. Idina Menzel "Pokerface"
Kate Hudson " Cinema Italiano Remix"
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls"
La Roux "Bulletproof"
Lady Antebellum "American Honey"
Lady Gaga "Alejandro"
Lady Gaga "Teeth"
Miley Cyrus " Can't Be Tamed"
Passion Pit "Sleepyhead"
Phoenix "Lisztomania"
Phoenix "1901"
Sheryl Crow "If It Makes You Happy (Acoustic)"
Timbaland feat. Miley Cyrus "We Belong To The Music"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl"
Vampire Weekend "Horchata"
Vampire Weekend "A-Punk"

If you have any other great summer songs to suggest please feel free to post them in the comments sections!

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May 26, 2010

Shopbop Favorites With Nicole Chavez

Check out this great write up on my boss, Nicole Chavez, that was posted yesterday on Shopbop's blog and is on the homepage of today! Click here to read the full article and to see why she picked the above items and click here to see all 40 of her picks- loving it all, great basics for summer!

Guide To Style Shout Out Take 2

Do you spot it? I was included in a write up today on Pocket Change's Carnival of Shopping (click here to be directed to the full article) and am beyond excited- Two amazing shout outs in two days! Also, be sure to check out Carnival of Shopping's other blog, Be In Style, for fun fashion tips and news!

Hope that you all are gearing up for a fun filled Memorial day weekend! Aren't holiday weekends the best? I am counting down the minutes until a fun Friday of mexican and margaritas with the girls then a late night showing of Sex And The City 2! Take a peek at this amazing Valentino dress that SJP wore to the New York premiere earlier this week- I have seen it in real life and it does not disappoint!

May 25, 2010

Awesome Shout Outs!

I was reading Amber's blog (Hi Amber! Hi Pennie!) this morning when I saw some awesome shout outs from both Amber and Jen over at Jen is featured in a magazine (click here for full link to her article) and she included my blog in her article as one of her sources of inspiration and Amber mentioned me in her post today- Seriously so sweet and such a great way to start the day!

BTW, I have a few upcoming reviews to post on products that are being sent my way as well as a guest blog on two great sites- I will be sure to post links once they are up! Also check back later tonight or in the morning for my "Summer 2010 Playlist."

May 22, 2010

Best Dressed: 2010 Cannes Film Festival

The 11 days of the Cannes Film Festival have been so fulfilling fashion-wise. So many amazing looks- definitely going to be some of my summer inspiration!

Naomi Watts in DVF. Carey Mulligan in Prada. Michelle Williams in Suno.

Evangeline Lilly in Pucci. Kate Beckinsale in Gucci Premiere. Camilla Belle in Gucci.

Rachel Bilson in Isabel Marant. Diane Kruger in Chanel. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld in Emilio de la Morena.

Model Liya Kebede in Balenciaga. Rachel Bilson in Vintage. Michelle Williams in Sonia Rykiel.

May 21, 2010

♥ Recent Outfits

Rainy Tuesday Dinner: J.Crew Jacket, AKA New York Shirt, COH Jeggings and Jimmy Choo for Hunter Rain Boots.

Thursday Night Out: Rag & Bone Dress and Cynthia Vincent for Target Wedges.

Jewelry In Both Looks: Jennifer Meyer "N" Necklace, David Yurman Ring in Champagne Citrine, Lisa Freede Eternity Ring, Cartier Watch and Hermes Clic Clac Bracelet in Orange/Silver.

A bouquet of peonies, roses and stock that I brought to a friend after her successful surgery! Positive thinking goes a long way!

May 19, 2010

Gotta Have It: J Brand Houlihan Cargos

I never thought I would tell someone to go buy a pair of cargo pants again but J Brand Houlihan Cargos have made me rethink my rationale. Not only do they flatter a variety of body types- Curvy like Khole. Petite like Rachel. Athletic like Gwen. You get the picture- they also will be a great transition piece, easily going from summer to fall.

Be sure to snag a pair before they sell out again- click here to buy them now and use code "tulip" for 15% off at checkout!

May 16, 2010

♥ Recent Outfits

Hair Salon Appointment: Juicy Couture Cashmere Cardigan, Yaya Afalo Tank, Forever 21 Shorts and Cynthia Vincent for Target Sandals

Last Day in San Fran: Tory Burch Ruffle Cardigan, Rebecca Taylor Burnout Shirt, COH Jeggings, J.Crew Necklace and Loeffler Randall Wedges in Birch

May 15, 2010

Current Obsession: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Some things never change- Phillip Lim is a complete mastermind! I love everything in the Spring and Summer 2010 collections, hopefully I will be able to get my hands on a few of these for my upcoming (2 months is somewhat upcoming, right?) birthday!

Top row from left to right:
1. Laser-cut silk dress from
2. Handmade silk jeweled dress from
3. Hairpin lace shift dress (currently sold out online)

Bottom row from left to right:
1. Crochet-bib jersey tank from
2. Yellow mesh trimmed silk blend bra from
3. Polka dot silk-satin bra from
4. Embellished jeweled necklace from

To satisfy my love in the mean time, my wonderful boss got me this awesome Phillip Lim dress- the perfect little neutral- and I picked up the "Edie" studded bow bag in grey. These will both be put to great use!

Closeup of the stud detail- love it!

May 6, 2010

San Fran Recap

Had the most wonderful time in San Fran with my college girls.

Rode the trolley.

Biked to Sausalito.

Checked out the buildings.

Went to Fisherman's Warf.

Ventured into China Town.

Went to Lombard Street.

Checked out Castro Street after breakfast at Tartine Bakery.

Took the metro out of Harvey Milk Plaza.

The Japanese Tea Garden was so zen.

Wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Full House!