Roses and chocolates are perfectly alright when receiving a Valentine’s Day gift. But as much as I love stuffing my face with chocolate covered strawberries, they’re not exactly the most “rewarding” of presents. Break away from the usual Valentine’s Day gifts and tell your hubby what you’ve really been craving come the 14th! 1. Nail Lacquer-Butter London in Saucy Jack $15, 2. Panties-H&M $9 (each), 3. Heart Clutch-Nasty Gal $42, 4. Bubble Bath-Philosophy Raspberry Glazed $17, 6. Eau de Toilette-Prada Candy $68 7. Bracelets-David Yurman 4325, Max & Chloe $250 8. Pajama Set-Elle Macpherson $180
Last year it was emerald, this year it’s a lighter shade of purple called Pantone. Check out how you can incorporate the year’s hottest color with simplistic pieces below! 1. Dress, Newlook $41, 2. Trousers, Elizabeth & James $98, 3. Nail Laquer, NARS $19, 4. Shirt, Burberry Prorsum $848, 5. Satchel, Marc by Marc Jacobs $416, 6. Belt, Marni $143, 7. Ankle Boots, Sergio Rossi $568, 8. Earrings, Alexis Bittar $335
Celebrity Style Fave: Poppy Delevingne by sandrarose featuring jo no fui I usually find that 99% of the time, models usually have an excellent eye for fashion, thus making them style icons in the process. One of those individuals happens to be none other than Bristish model, Poppy Delevingne (big sister to infamous British model, Cara Delevingne). Her look is polished with minimalistic undertones and just a touch of boho edge. She combines refined pieces with vintage inspired items for a East coast meets West feel. The unexpected feel of her ensembles are refreshing as well as surprisingly chic. To emulate Poppy’s look try pairing bohemian inspired pieces with sophisticated and elegant ones. Pair a floral dress consisting of a low-high hem with ankle booties and a structured blazer or tailored trousers with a faux fur vest for a urban hipster feel. Cobalt Blazer-MASC $995 Faux Fur Vest-Ju No Fui $1,076 Polka-dot Trousers-Dolce & Gabbana $575 Suede Ankle Booties in Toffee-Rag & Bone-$649 Quilted Chain Strap Bag-Chanel $4,249 Floral Strapless High-Low Dress-Xhilaration $25
Three Simple Ways To Wear Menswear! by sandrarose featuring rachel comey booties I’ve always liked a little masculinity in my clothing. The silhouette is always sophisticated and on cue. I’ve complied three outfits crafted with three of my favorite menswear pieces, a suit, blazer, and over sized cardigan. The outfits above give you an idea of just how easy it is to take any piece from your beau’s closet and turn it into something your own. Suit– Technically this a two piece woman’s suit but the fit is loose giving it that masculine feel. You can easily take a menswear suit and do just the exact. Just make sure to look for soft colors so that the whole outfit doesn’t look too masculine. You still want to keep that femininity. Also make sure the fit is right, if it isn’t then a tailor is your best bet. Blazer– I love men’s blazer’s, the fit is perfect as is the shape. I decided to pair this blazer with a fitted collared shirt, distressed skinnies, nude ankle …
The New Platform by sandrarose featuring open toe sandals
Strictly Structured: Best Structured Bags On The Market by sandrarose featuring structured handbags Prada leather shoulder bag, $2,885 / Marni / Cole Haan satchel handbag / J.Crew leather shoulder bag / Structured handbag / Structured handbag
Blue has always been my favorite color. When I found out that a darker shade of the color I’ve always cherished was going to be a huge trend this fall. I almost fainted. Well, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic. I guess the reaction was more of having butterflies in my stomach and being overly excited rather than actually fainting. The color has been incorporated in Stella McCartney’s 2012 F/W collection as well as Balenciaga’s. Not to mention A-listers such as Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev and even the Duchess of Cambridge have been sporting the trend around town. With buzz like this, it doesn’t seen this trend is going anywhere soon. Here’s hoping!