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Barcelona Designer Home

Rejoice! Fave site Nuevo Estilo seems to have finally undergone a major redesign, making fabulous international interiors more accessible than ever. Cue my excitement upon finding Ana Ros’ Barcelona home: it’s classical but with a definite retro deco flair. Anytime you mix traditional elements with mirrored anything and shag, I’m all over it…

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1910 Remodel

I for one am surprised that such traditional décor strikes my fancy as much as this “apartment” does (and I use that word lightly). But there is a slight irreverence in the design, as seen in the introduction of horns and antlers, a pop of shocking pink, a fur on bright yellow, or a come-hither Marilyn Minter-esque photograph that makes you take a second look. Nonetheless, it’s a stunning design and I’d happily move in…

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Fall ’12 Roundup

Low ‘n chunky heel for me

Last year I bought myself a pair of Joie wedge booties. This year it’s apparent that I need to incorporate a chunky heel version into my wardrobe — perfect to transition my summer maxis to fall, and pair with skinnies into winter and next spring. Some of my fave looks of the season…

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Claiborne Swanson Frank


Almost fell out of my chair when I saw this photo on Pinterest, via Vogue’s Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl feature on photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. Her casual, sophisticated style mixed with little glam accents has me asking, “Can I be you?”

So many of my favorite things!

To further cement the life lust, I caught her home in Elle Decor. The combo of vintage and luxe pieces has me asking, “Can I move in?”

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…6 dresses, 1 night…

Need your opinion! I’ve pulled out six different options for a New Year’s Eve party tomorrow night at a friend’s place. What’s your vote?

black low-back sequin dress + white patent chain Kooba bag + black platform pumps

DVF cobalt blue dress + black sandals + black sparkly clutch + silver necklace

black lace shift + J.Crew leopard clutch + Loeffler Randall black lizard pumps

silver dress + gold Lauren Merkin clutch + gold/pearl necklace + Jimmy Choo python sandals

navy silk chiffon Winter Kate dress + faux fur vest + gold Lauren Merkin clutch + black booties

Halston Heritage pleated dress + gold chain + J.Crew leopard clutch + gold sandals

What are your plans for tomorrow night? What will you be wearing?
Hope you have a great time, and see you in 2012!


*I took these photos before leaving this week for Napa, and if you caught my tweet the other day, have since found a pair of Pierre Hardy python sandals on major clearance! Therefore, I will need to consider incorporating them somehow, someway, don’t you think?

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FALL LOOK: Savvy Lady

Bilson with a bit of Zoe

I haven’t done a round-up post in a long while because, well honestly, they take a lot of time and I haven’t had any. But I’ve become overcome with a love lately that I can only describe as ladylike with a bit of edge and sass. Perhaps all those Paris Fashion Week street style photos sunk in a little.

1//Michael Michael Kors sequin stripe tee 2//Fallon Dystopia necklace 3//Madewell leather belltoll skirt 4//Mother The Looker skinny jeans 5//House of Harlow 1960 Linsey sunnies 6//Sonia by Sonia Rykiel spotted scarf 7//J.Crew Talia silk top* 8//Rachel Zoe Demi Sandals 9//J.Crew leopard invitation clutch* 10//Juicy Couture belted faux fur vest

If you know me at all, you know this is a departure from my typical boho chic style. But hey, I’m growing.

Hope you have a wonderful fall-like weekend! It will be hot here in So Cal again. Boo.

* Get 25% off orders over $150 with code LOVEFALL through 10/23

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[Guest Post] Gold & Gray: Must-Have-Now Picks

Please welcome Lily of Gold & Gray!

I introduced you to Lily over at Gold & Gray a few weeks ago (you can thank me later), but I wanted to be sure to treat you all to her fantastic taste. She is a rising style star, in my humble opinion! Case in point…

Gold & Gray

1.Art 2.Feather Pen 3.Geode Bookends 4.Wallet 5.Shoes 6.Clutch 7.Lamp 8.Throw 9.Rings

When putting together this post to be featured on Small Shop, I knew it had to be extra fabulous since Erika is one of the most fabulous bloggers out there! I was so honored when she asked me to share some of my favorite picks and was inspired by the bright colors mixed with dark & light in the gorgeous painting by Los Angeles artist Lindsay Cowles. How glamorous does all this magenta look with a brass lamp and a Jimmy Choo leopard clutch thrown in? I love how the YSL magenta heels could instantly update a plain outfit the same way the brightly colored DREAM Hermes throw would do for a room! I am all about simple (not boring) outfits and rooms with a few extra glam touches!

Thank you SO much Erika for having me over to share some glamorous picks on your extra fabulous blog! Come visit me on gold & gray if you want to see more and enter a great giveaway starting today!


Thank you Lily for this gorgeous contribution!

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