Best Blogger Look: Gal Meets Glam Boyfriend Blazer & Lace Dress

August 1, 2014 | Heather

Forever21 Blazer, Storets Dress, Balenciaga Bag, Tod’s Loafers

I love finding amazing style steals like this boyfriend blazer from Forever21 for less than $30. I paired it over the prettiest white lace dress last weekend for an evening date night with my husband. I usually dress up a lace dress, but I really like how an oversized blazer and loafers make it more casual and relaxed. I told you guys that I’ve been pairing my Tod’s loafers with everything- they’re just so comfortable and versatile!

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Bachelorette Beauty: Andi Dorfman’s Gorgeous Final Rose Ceremony Dress

July 30, 2014 | Heather

She’s looked stunning all season, so it’s no surprise that Andi rocked an amazing beauty look on one of the most important days of her life — the final rose ceremony on ‘The Bachelorette,’ which aired on July 28.

The backdrop, her dress, her hair — everything was gorgeous when Andi Dorfman picked her perfect guy on the July 28 finale of The Bachelorette. Her romantic updo reminded us of a Kate Middleton style, while her makeup was tasteful and pretty.

Andi wore this Carmen Marc Valvo Beaded Halter Draped Metallic Gown. Very pretty.

Other Color Options For The Carmen Marc Valvo Halter Beaded-Neck Gown:

Carmen Marc Valvo Halter Beaded-Neck Gown majestic-blue

Carmen Marc Valvo Halter Beaded-Neck Gown in Violet

Carmen Marc Valvo Halter Beaded-Neck Gown in Coral

The Weekend Wardrobe: Shop Off-Duty Essentials Now

July 30, 2014 | Heather

Tis the season to travel! Whether it’s a quick weekend away, your honeymoon in the tropics, or a classic summer roadtrip, style is a must. These easy-to-pack essentials make packing a breeze and dressing oh-so-fun. For any getaway a few things are a must: comfy jumpsuit, chic shades, a flirty fedora, and a fun straw tote go with everything in your bag while setting the stage for summer fun. A simple cotton tank dress packs easily, while providing endless options.. Sleek sandals and a fashion-forward belt finish your look. And, most importantly, a couple of colorful bikinis get the party (or the relaxation) started.

Celebrity Style Pools

July 28, 2014 | Heather

After all these years of being a pool enthusiast, I had never really thought too much about how choosing a pool’s finish could dramatically effect the esthetics of the pool itself. I knew that some pools were light, some dark, and that there was a variety of colored finishes available like green, blue, gray, and black but other than that not much deeper (no pun intended.) After further investigation into all-things-pool, I realized that just like eye shadow brings out the color in your eyes, the same goes for the color in your pool. Choosing the right color and finish can take your water from washed out to vibrant and your pool’s appearance from simple to stunning.

Now research in hand, I was ready to pick a company to help transform my pool from caterpillar to butterfly. Starting with my daily search of all things celebrity, my contacts came through and I was able to find a great celebrity go-to, CL Industries. Celebrities Jennifer Aniston and Faith Hill use CL Industries’ Hydrazzo products to give their pools that million dollar sparkle, so I knew I could depend on them to do the same for me.

With so many great finishes, endless color choices and even a custom blend option to choose from, I found myself bouncing back and forth on which product to use. Originally we were considering CrystalStones, a product with a pebbly texture that covers the surface of the pool and comes in a variety of beautiful colors. But I found myself still leaning towards finding a finish that would turn my pool a specific blue color. Thank goodness our CL Industries’ pro Blaine let us pour over countless samples, ask all the questions we needed and helped us evaluate dozens of photos we showed him in order to get us closer to the pool we envisioned.
Blaine educated us on finishes and then pointed us to one of their celebrity favorites, Hydrazzo. To get the color we were looking for, he suggested a Hydrazzo Hatteras Gray and low and behold, as soon as we saw it and felt it’s smoothness, we knew we had found the perfect color and material for our pool! And the result…water that reflects a bright, beautiful, sophisticated blue color – not a greenish hue. I was looking for a finish that was not too shocking, fake looking or too over the top and what I got I can sum up in one word, “perfect.”

I tried to capture the true color of my pool in the photo above . When the sun shines on the Hydrazzo Hatteras Gray finish the pool reflects a beautiful blue color. People always comment on how much they love it when they see it.

We are VERY happy with our “Celebrity Style” pool.

Trend Alert: Understated Chic

July 27, 2014 | Heather

UNDERSTATED CHIC: Restrain yourself with fall’s pared back and easy-to-wear essentials.

Shop the Fall Trend Report:

1. Hat Attack Leather Trim Wide Brim Floppy Hat

2. Philippe Audibert Gold Wire Cuff

3. Helmut Lang Draped Long-Sleeve Blouse

4. Nicholas Felted Wool Flared Skirt

5. Vince Sleeveless Asymmetric Vest

6. rag & bone Enfield Croc Embossed Clutch

7. A.L.C. Torrey Baseball Hem Sweater

8. Valentino Cage Ballet Flat

Dressing for a Summer Wedding

July 22, 2014 | Heather

“The pictures last forever” doesn’t just apply to the bridal party. Choosing an ensemble for someone else’s big day can be a daunting task. You never know whose mantel your beaming, dancing face will be gracing for years to come.

For a formal wedding, try: Notte by Marchesa cocktail dress, strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals, a sleek Nina Ricci clutch, and bold Oscar de la Renta earrings.

There are a lot of factors to take into account—temperature, location, dress code—but the most important thing is to choose something that doesn’t stray too far from your natural sartorial territory. You want to recognize yourself in those photos! You’ll likely be going from sitting through a long ceremony to a filling dinner to a dance floor, and you won’t be able to make a costume change halfway through the night. Take that into account when choosing your shoes. You don’t want to miss out on getting down with Granny on the dance floor after sitting through all the speeches. Another key ingredient? A lightweight bag with just the essentials.

This is a great opportunity to buy something new or to reimagine what you haven’t had an occasion to wear yet. Take a chance and kick it up a notch with special accessories to show your pals or your family how special it is to share such a wonderful day with them. And don’t forget a handkerchief.

If the wedding is at the beach, go with a breezy Saloni dress, oversized DITA sunglasses, stacked By Malene Birger bangles, metallic ISAPERA sandals, and a slouchy Marie Turnor Accessories clutch.

Barn weddings are tons of fun. Dress the part in a plaid Nicholas skirt, cropped A.L.C. top, cork Tory Burch wedges, a leather Lauren Merkin clutch, and a geometric Alexis Bittar cuff.

Amber Heard Is Lovely In Lace

July 22, 2014 | Heather

Actress Amber Heard stepped out in a gorgeous lace skirt while visiting boyfriend Johnny Depp on the set of his upcoming film BLACK MASS.

Shop Amber’s Look:

Alice + Olivia Ettley Lace Maxi Skirt

Eugenia Kim Blake Hat

Low Luv x Erin Wasson Large Thunderbird Cuff

Madewell Agadir Sandals

Andi Dorfman’s “Men Tell All” Dress

July 22, 2014 | Heather

Andi Dorfman Sparkles In Sexy, Plunging Mini For ‘Men Tell All’ Episode!
If you were facing a dozen ex-boyfriends at once, what would YOU wear? Andi opted for a curve-hugging Sequin Vine Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal on the ‘Men Tell All’ episode of ‘The Bachelorette,’ and we think it was the perfect choice for the occasion! What do you think about the reality star’s sexy little number?

Get Andi Dorfman’s Men Tell All dress HERE!

Miranda Kerr Turned the Streets Into Her Very Own Catwalk

July 22, 2014 | Heather

Model Miranda Kerr is spotted leaving her apartment in New York City, New York on July 7, 2014. Miranda showed off her long and slim legs in black skinny jeans, which she rocked with a gold necklace and a matching gold watch!

Shop Miranda’s Look:

THE ROW Roger slub-jersey tank

Hermes Birkin Bag

Saint Laurent 40mm Sl Rock Low Boots

Citizens of Humanity Rocket highrise skinny in Axel

Cartier Watch

Celine Audrey Sunglasses

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale: Trends, Must-Haves & Essentials

July 21, 2014 | Heather

Even Jillian Harris Coveted Mackage ‘Besa’ Leather Moto Jacket is ON SALE!

Nordstroms yearly Anniversary Sale is officially on! In case you haven’t heard about it: they like to do their annual sale a little differently. Every July, to celebrate another year of being able to serve their customers, they bring in the next season’s most covetable pieces and essentials—from Designer Collections to beauty products—and mark them down. Yes, that means new items on sale.

Placed Lace: Dark neutrals and unexpected items show off their softer sides with lacy details and embellishments.

If it sounds a little backward, that’s because it kind of is. But hey, it’s a celebration! To give you a head start, here are some of our favorite trends, must-haves and essentials to watch out for while you’re getting your #NSale shop on.

Boots & Booties: From Western-inspired to peep-toe, your new favorite pair is waiting to call your closet home.

Uptown Brown: Combine rich shades of brown to add depth to fall textures. Mix different tones—or pair one item with something black—for unexpected intrigue.

Cashmere: Embellished, striped or solid, a little something cashmere is always a sweet treat.

Handbags: Who was it who said, “A woman can never have too many handbags”? Oh. We just did.

Moto Rising: Elements from the rebel biker jacket get deconstructed and are showing up on anything and everything. We’re not complaining.