Friday, February 25, 2011

B Distracted: Olivia Palermo's fashion week style

She's done it again, Olivia Palermo has me distracted from the runway shows and only googling her front row looks. Her style is feminine eclectic and she's my style crush. With the new Tibi ads and her street style I can't help but be inspired by Olivia when dressing for the day. Even her hair is making me want to chop the rest of mine off. The things you do to me OP...

 1. Marc by Marc Jacobs bianca jane on a chain messenger -$248
2. Tuleste Market multi strand snake chain necklace -$130
3. TopShop navy pleated calf length skirt -$80
4. We Are Owls tribal scarf -$172
5. J Crew quorra oxfords -$250
6. Lacoste cat eye's sunglasses -$118

Image sources here and here

Thursday, February 24, 2011

B Flying: Blogging from 30,000 feet

Browsing iPhoto on my flight I rediscovered some of my favorite photos of Seattle taken from past trips. Rumor is there is snow on the ground, already can tell my camera will get a work out this weekend!

B Lined: Cream with black details

I'm enjoying a bit of the neutral color base right now with cream and black accents. A strong contrast with feminine details is just the perfect balance. I'm off to Seattle today and hoping I fit in some time to shop for these details as well as braving the cold to take my camera on a strolling date.
1. Anthropologie monogrammed mugs -$6
2. Topshop Marina chiffon bow pumps -$55
3. Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich morning after bag -$525
4. Robert Rodriguez Chiffon maxi skirt -$295
5. kate spade new york's cat eye sunglasses -$148

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

B Pinned: Get over that mid week hump

We all get here and we all get that slum. It's middle of the week. Today is a rare Wednesday for me as it is my Friday. But just because it may be my Friday doesn't mean I don't need help too. I have become addicted to the new site Pinterest and thought I'd share some of my latest pins that have made me smile. Follow the rest of my pins here!

Along, with browsing the pins press play to the video below then I highly suggest you download Adele's new cd 21. It will definitely take you through the week! Happy Wednesday!

B Messy: French bun how-to

It seems funny we are looking for lessons to mess up our hair but sometimes you need to get dirty. I pinned this bun picture (here) last week as I fell in love with the high level and unstructured bun. Luckily I later came across this how-to from Experience PARISENNE that gives us step by step to get that signature French women bun. It's on my list of things to master before my trip to Europe this Summer. No one needs to know that its on the list before learn the language, hair first speech second.
  1. Make your hair dirty. Don't wash it, spray it, add product. Choose one.
  2. Gather all hair straight up and twist
  3. Wrap hair around top of head forming a bun
  4. Pin bun with bobby pins around, enough to be secure but still loose
  5. Pull out strands around frame of face to keep it messy

Photos by Anna Wolf

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

B Still: Photographer obsession Jamie Beck

There is always someone new to discover and fall in love with in the fashion social media circle. This last week obsession of mine is photographer Jamie Beck who updates the tumblr blog From Me To You. When I found his blog through a mysterious link I was first upset that it took me till now to find him but great timing as it was just at the end of New York fashion week. His still pictures are work of art and his movement pictures I can't even begin to describe. All you need to know is that he is bookmark worthy, do it and enjoy.

All photography by Jamie Beck

Monday, February 21, 2011

B Capped: Toe cap flats

Do you ever get into a habit of buying the same item over and over? It may not be the exact same top but somehow you look at your closet and there is just one style in every possible color. It's a bad habit of mine but once I find something worthy I can't help that it catches my eye. I first spotted the Kate Spade tipsy flat months ago from their Spring look book (here) and cap toes have been on my brain for Spring. While the Tipsy flats aren't available for purchase online yet and my time to travel to the mall has been limited I have found other looks similar.

I love the tangerine capped toe from J Crew which was my weekend impulse purchase. Along with other looks, capped toes are going to flood my Spring closet because you better believe Ill be grabbing those Tipsy flats asap!

Friday, February 18, 2011

B Green: Fashion week color envy

I can't stop thinking about kelly green from New York fashion week. I'm interested to see if this color will also take the leap across the pond to London and continue to tease me with its presence. In the Philip Lim 3.1 and Marc by Marc Jacobs shows these were favorite looks all because of that precious kelly green.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

B Nailed: NYFW Fall 2011 runway nail trends

Wow, I can't believe the last day of New York Fashion Week is alreay here. While everyone has been drooling over so many different runway shows and anticipating fall trends, I was loving the nail trends shown on the catwalk. The best nail technicians were flown in and created one of a kind looks to go with the designer's visions. But surprise, one of my favorite nail looks wasn't on the runway but a PR girl. It might have to be my first look to recreate!

Clear french tips at Behnaz Serafour by CND

Butter London Wallis at Betsey Johnson

Caviar nails at Cushie Et Ochs by Patricia Yankee

PR girl at Cynthia Rowley

Rodarte by Deborah Lippmann

colored finger rings at Vena Cava by Butter London

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

B Quick: Messy chignon how-to

As my hair gets longer I realize I get lazier. But with the length also comes more options to play around with my hair and there's no excuse not try something new. I love this easy messy chignon how to video. Side chignons have been seen everywhere day and night, street to runway, the perfect look to be your signature for spring.
  1. Pull hair into a side pony with an elastic
  2. Back comb pony tail to create body and volume
  3. Wrap pony around elastic
  4. Pin in place all around


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

B Sprung: Leather cut outs for Spring

Spring is around the corner and I have found myself lusting after shoes that are perfect for the weather. My favorite trend is leather cut outs that can be worn day or night. Olivia Palermo is wearing a pair in the new Tibi campaign and can't wait to re create her look with a day dress, trench coat and statement clutch. My only problem is I have found so many styles of heels that I don't know which one I want to choose.

House of Harlow $250

Vince Camuto $129

Jcrew $225

B Topped: It's a kind of day

Last week I received my new hair accessories. The whole collection has me wanting to play dress up and I couldn't help but get silly and try new things with my hair. Just seems that I like making every day a kind of day now...

Monday, February 14, 2011

B Serenaded: Valentine's Day love songs

Valentine's day has dramatic effects in so many different ways to everyone. Some might be giddy and leaving (annoying) facebook statuses about their biggest love while others could be hiding on the couch all day watching movie and eating sweets. I am happy that I am neither of the previous but enjoying this day of love. Over the weekend I had sent my loved ones Valentine's Day cards just to let them know I loved them and that was reason enough for me to enjoy the holiday.

I enjoyed so much reading the comments to my last giveaway with all different types of readers sharing their favorite love songs. Also, with the reveal of the Valentine's Day Giveaway winner!
  • Lucky by Colbie Cailat
  • I get a kick out of you by Dwele
  • All my days by Alexi Murdoch
  • I will not take my love away by Matt Wertz
  • Flightless bird, american mouth by Iron & Wine
  • I never told you by Colbie Cailat
  • Everything by Michael Buble
  • Then by Brad Paisley
  • Anchor by Osker
  • I want to know what love is by Foreigner
  • More than anyone by Gavin DeGraw
  • Here I am baby by Al Greene
  • Thank you for loving me by Bon Jovi
  • Ribbon in the sky by Stevie Wonder
  • Comfortable by John Mayer
  • Miguel by Sure Thing
And the winner is...

 Congratulations! I'll be contacting you via email shortly.
Image via weheartit

Friday, February 11, 2011

B Tight: Hair buns for spring

Soon we can go back to air drying our hair without worrying about catching a cold. One of my favorite spring hair looks on the runway in September were the buns. All pulling every strand of hair back against the head but finishing the touch in a different style. From the tight donut buns at Oscar de la Renta to the perfectly wrapped arounds at Jill Sander, I am already trying out my buns in different ways to perfect them just in time for spring. Not a bad way to spend your weekend either so you have a new hair do for Valentine's Day!


Diane Von Furstenburg

Jill Sander

Nina Ricci

Oscar de la Renta
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