Friday, May 29, 2009

Stay Awhile: Motel Rocks!

Motel is a UK-based company that's quickly becoming just as popular as Topshop. While you can find many of their pieces at several boutiques in the NYC area (Pixiemarket for one), it's just as much fun to shop their online boutique, where you'll find great staple pieces with quirky prints and subtly sexy details like zippers and cut-out backs. Oh, and did I mention that almost everything's under $80? I'm addicted! Right now I'm coveting this nautical-print shirt-dress, below:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crystal Aura: Rackk and Ruin's New Pendant

I love it when I can find replicas of things I like for way cheaper! Take this crystal bullet pendant I snapped up from Etsy seller Rackk and Ruin for example. It's almost identical to Unearthen's ridiculously expensive necklaces, and so much more affordable. The designer has a lot of other great pieces as well, including vintage chains and feather cuffs, so definitely stop by the store!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sweet 'N Simple: Nomia NYC

I love these Fall '09 looks from New York-based brand Nomia. So simple and streamlined, yet totally striking!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fit to Be Tied: Vogue's Pin-ups

This is old news, but I love the pin-up inspired photo spreads in Vogue's most recent calendar. Thanks again to Terry Richardson, perpetrator of all kinds of naughty gems!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get Away: Permanent Vacation Summer '09

I love this getup from Swedish line Permanent Vacation. Lucky for me, I was able to find a comparable straw fedora from--gasp--American Eagle so I can duplicate the look!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maxi Mania: Extra Long for Summer

Y3 Dress,

I'm totally feeling the maxi dress for summer! But not any kind--I'm talking about those soft slouchy tank versions, perfect for pairing with a nice pair of wedges.

Image via Streetpeeper

Image via IsMental

Tie-Dye Dress, Forever21

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cheap Chic: A.OK from Oak

I love this lower-priced version of Alexander Wang's shrinkwrap-tight minidress! Just one of many amazing pieces from Oak's new A.OK diffusion line.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Girl Crush: Geneva Jacuzzi

Another lo-fi star I've grown to love, for her music and her wild style. Listen here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aussie All Star: The Selby Snaps Natalie Wood

Aussie designer Natalie Wood has good taste, and it shows--in her oh-so-popular clothing line and her humble abode, captured in all its glory by photog extraordinaire The Selby. Love her jewelry collection!

24 Karat: Hold My Gold Vintage

I love the aesthetic of this Ebay seller. She's got her own thing going on, but it's definitely a good thing. Happy bidding!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here Kitty Kitty!: I'm Your Present's Romper

I'm kind of in love with this crazy cat lady romper from I'm Your Present! Kelly Eident really makes the most amazing pieces--check out her Etsy site and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summer Love: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams always manages to sport pieces just when I start to covet them most. This time around it's a pair of clog boots from No. 6 that transition surprisingly well from winter to spring!

Post Mortem: Deadly Ponies Bags

These bags from Deadly Ponies are handmade in New Zealand and are so perfect I could almost cry. Those prices could make me cry too.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blooming Florals: APCxLiberty

APC just debuted their Liberty print collection, and there are some really sweet and simple pieces in there! I've included my favorites here, but I have to say my heart still belongs to my Liberty Print Nikes.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Style Overload: Met Gala Faves

There were a lot of duds at the Met Gala (mostly actresses and muscians trying too hard to be avant-garde), but the models seem to know what they're doing!

Big Debut: Wendy Nichol Handbags Fall '09

Everyone should check this event out (click on the image to see the deets)! Wendy Nichol is an amazing jewelry and handbag designer, who creates really timeless pieces that are handmade in small batches. Visit her website here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

She Sells Seashells: Vicky's Secret

This bathing suit is perfect on so many levels--the color, that little seashell ornament, the simplicity of the design...I could go on and on. Oh yeah, and it's only $39!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

All Legs: UO Leggings

Urban Outfitters has been crankin' out some pretty amazing leggings. Too bad the temperatures will be reaching 90 in just a few weeks....

Friday, May 1, 2009

In A Bind: Acne Mixes it Up

This Acne dress is all wrong...yet so right! Shop it @ creatures of comfort.