Friday, December 30, 2011

Design Element: Glitter

It transcends all age groups! It's my favorite. What girl doesn't love it? 

Anyone that's ever bought a tube of glitter at a craft store knows that it's not expensive...why, then, are all of the pretty, pretty glittered items so.expensive.  Is it because all that glitters is Miu Miu?

These are my picks for glittery items, some of which will burn a hole in your bank account & others which are more affordable.

Enjoy. Hope you sparkle in the New Year.

1. ASOS Limited Edition Lightning Bold pin - $11.
2. HSN Twiggy London Glitter Bangle - Set of five for $35.
3. Miu Miu Glitter and Suede Slingback Wedge Sandal - $650.
4. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Glitter Clutch in silver- $550 (In a more traditional black color here).
5. Wildfox Couture Gold Sparkle Heart Tee - $105.
6. Zara Glitter Ball Purse - $29.
7. Deborah Lippman glitter nail polish in Across the Universe - $18.
8. Miu Miu Glitter Wedge Platform Sandal (Pre-order) - $750.
9. J. Crew Mona Oxford Pump - $238.
10. ASOS Limited Edition Glitter Star Ring - $11.
11. Marc Jacobs Glitter Mouse Ballerina Flat - $230. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Old Navy Sweater Dress + Vest

Wore this Old Navy sweater dress again this weekend.  I also bought it in a leopard print which I have yet to feature but I'm hoping the cool weather continues and so that I can sport it soon.

This is one of the first times that I have gotten to wear these GZ shoes that I got in September.  My feet are so narrow that the peep toe actually makes these shoes a little uncomfortable.  Does anyone have a solution for toes that go through peep toes in shoes? I mean really. What the heck? I wore them with an insole, but no luck. 

This dress has turned out to be a pretty good buy; it was a relatively inexpensive purchase and can be worn many different ways, including with a fun vest - as seen below.

Monday, December 26, 2011

OOTD: Merry Christmas + Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

I've spent the last couple of days with my family + my love. It was perfect.

I hardly ever wear red, but I thought it was the right time to break out these skinny jeans that I got at TJ Maxx.  They're festive paired with the sequined top!

If I'm sort of leery of a fashion trend, I test the trend out by picking up an item at an affordable store like Forever 21 or TJ Maxx.  I love the look of colored denim but truthfully did not break the bank on either the blue or red pair that I now own because I wasn't sure if I'd love the look on me.  

I kind of love red now. 

My lovely boyfriend bought the sweetest gift for me; the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM.  I wasn't so much touched by what he got but how he got it...t and I love him all the more for it. :)

Enjoy the rest of your time off with your friends & family.


Nordstrom sequin small crystal bangle. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Nanette Lepore & "You wore It Best"

Happy :)
A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail informing me that I had won Nanette Lepore's weekly "You Wore it Best" contest on her Facebook page.  I was so surprised!  A photo that I previously posted here on TFE was selected.  In the photo, I am wearing the designers' Magic Rain dress.  In June of this year, Augustin of RGB Monster took lots of pictures of me in the dress, and one of those pictures got chosen!

Click here to see the link to the picture that won.

Today I got my prize in the mail - a giftcard for the local Nanette Lepore boutique.  I'm so excited to get something new with the giftcard; I love her clothes.

Thanks again to Magali, Jimmy & the Nanette Lepore team.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

OOTD: Mixing Metals + Gucci Heels

Hello! Are you tiring of shots in front of Christmas trees & presents yet? I'm sort of pushing it to the limit with the  Holiday Cheer, I think. 

I mix metals all the time; I have friends that stick only to either gold, silver, etc., but would never wear a gold watch with a silver bracelet. 

For these photos I had on a bronze cuff, silver watch and gold necklace.  The little pyramid spikes on the belt are pewter.  

What do you guys do? 

The Fashionable ESQ

Monday, December 19, 2011

OOTD: On A Green Kick + Fendi Forever Boston Bag

Another holiday party and another post with the color green!  
Even though the shade of green on my cami in this post is a bit more springish, the blazer makes it more of a  {Florida} winter worthy outfit. 
I added the leopard belt because it contrasts really well with the color of the top. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

OOTD: Hunter Green Zara Dress With Split Sleeves + Christmas Party

Continuing on my theme of OMG I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!, I attended a holiday party at a great couple's home this weekend.  I wore a hunter green dress from Zara with cutout sleeves.  This style of dress is my current favorite!  I always gravitate towards loose fitting mini dresses with 3/4 length sleeves.  I love the look of something that's not too overtly sexy but still looks chic and effortless.

I think a deep green color pairs really well with gold or bronze accessories.  I resisted the urge to pile on a ton of accessories because the gathering was laid back, but trust me, I wanted to trick this puppy out.

Yes. I really did say that...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Element: Bows

Bows! Whether it's on a tie neck blouse or a hair pin, I love the idea of putting a bow on a blouse or a bag as a design element.  They're feminine and flirty and everyone ranging from high-end designers down to affordable brands put them on their items.

Below are two different sets of items; the first is the break the bank set (if you're feeling generous).  The second set showcases items that are affordable, so you can pick one of each up for everyone on your Christmas list (me). 

1. Moschino Cheap & Chic Bow Neck Show Dress .
2. Mulberry Tippi Blouse on ASOS carries a similar style blouse by River Island that is on sale now for $39.
3. Valentino Patent leather Round Toe Pumps.  These are showstoppers and I'm absolutely in love with them. The satin and crystal version are amazing. The open toed version is also gorgeous.  You need these.
4. Prada Lurex Jacquard silk sleeveless Dress .
5. I'm embarrassed to say that when I made this set, I forgot to save the designer of this top! I love it! Does anyone know who makes it? Milly? Nanette Lepore? 
6. Chloe Rachel Bow Embellished Leather Clutch on sale on
7 .Louis Vuitton Sarah Noeud vernis wallet. Out of stock wonderfulness.
8. Salvatore Ferragamo Bow headband.  Currently sold out but now available in a glitter version?! Too.Much.Can't.Handle.

1. Juicy Couture Bow Back mini dress.
2. ASOS Velvet Bow slippers
3. Topshop Bow Trim Cross body Bag.
4. Lilly Pulitzer Skinny Bow Belt.
5. M-Butterfly Victorian Style Blouse. 
6. Dorothy Perkins Green Dandelion Bow Blouse.
7. ModCloth No Cutting Corners Heels.   Want these!
8. Fred Flare Hello Kitty Bow Brass Knuckles Ring
9. Delia's Stripe Bow Tee. 
10. ASOS Orelia Resin Bow Clip.

Readers: If you had to pick one of these 18 items, which one would you choose? 


Sunday, December 11, 2011

OOTD: Colored Denim in December

Colored denim, specifically, bright blue skinnies from Old Navy
It's Florida, so there are no seasonal guidelines to adhere to here, because we basically have no seasons. I'm currently hunting for a pair of rust colored/dark orange ones skinny jeans or corduroys. What do you guys think of wearing colored denim in December? 
Click under the cut for more pictures :D

Friday, December 9, 2011

OOTD: Equipment Lace Blouse + Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Necklace

My Vita bracelet & another treasured bracelet; a gift from a friend.

A couple of years ago Equipment re-emerged with the perfect flowy top; their Signature blouse.  The design quickly became the perfect stylish blouse template.  They're on every fashion conscious girls' wishlist. I got mine on a deep discount at the Outnet.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elle Magazine & Guess by Marciano Cocktails & Style Sweepstakes - Art Basel, Miami, Fl

Art Basel is a week long Miami art show that draws in a lot of snowbirds and art lovers to the city.  The week is filled with non-stop parties.  Some of the events are put on by high end jewelry lines like Cartier, and other festivities include photography and jewelry exhibitions from lesser known artists.  Regardless of the event, it's always fun to attend something during Art Basel, and it makes for great people watching.

The Patron Social Club sent me and a guest to the Guess by Marciano & Elle Magazine Cocktails & Style Sweepstakes party. 

The event was hosted in South Beach at the Guess Store on Lincoln Road.  For the first time in a long time, we had somewhat cooler and breezy weather so I paired a navy sweater dress with leopard patterned tights. 

The event was a collaboration between Elle Magazine, Patron & Guess.  They served cocktails with ginger beer (not my thing, I discovered) & appetizers like mini lobster rolls and roast beef with crystallized something on top, which was delicious.  Great music, too; great DJ.  Overall a very fun experience.. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekend Snapshots

Juicy Couture T-Shirt from Shopbop (Which I've worn for two weeks straight.
Love this t-shirt). No longer available but check these out from Wildfox Couture.
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