Archive for March, 2011

Taking Obsession to New Heights: Platform Sandals

platform sandals
We are obsessed, fixated, on a mission. We are gals with a passion for fashion and home decor, and this week we are on a mad search for the perfect platform sandals. The ideal candidate has to meet some pretty discerning criteria: It must elevate us in a very literal way and make our legs look long, lean and fab (inspiring envious looks from trendy girlfriends is a bonus). We’re willing to sacrifice a wee bit of comfort for a fashion fix that look good paired with skinny jeans, shorts and dresses, and if we can wear it to pick up the kids without looking like an terribly overdressed momma, all the better. Check out our picks for starting the Spring season on a high note.

 

More of a Good Thing: Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
Waxing Poetic
We can’t get enough of this line, and based on your enthusiastic response we’re not alone. You can now find even more new Waxing Poetic charms, chains and bracelets in shapes and sizes that range from chunky and bold to delicate and dainty. Part of the “charm” of Waxing Poetic pieces (sorry, we could not resist the pun) are the small details that make each item infinitely more special; words and designs carved onto the back of charms, pendants, bangles and fastenings. Whatever your style, Waxing Poetic provides the most artfully crafted building blocks to help you build a look uniquely your own. View the latest arrivals > Shop all Waxing Poetic > View our Gallery to “Get the Look” >

 

Vibrant Colors, Cool California Style: Trina Turk

Trina Turk pillows, rugs and indoor/outdoor fabrics

Trina Turk pillows and rugs

Trina Turk pillows

Trina Turk pillows and indoor/outdoor fabrics

Trina Turk pillows and rugs

Trina Turk indoor/outdoor fabrics

Trina Turk pillows

Trina Turk pillows, rugs and indoor/outdoor fabrics

In the still chilly days of March, we are longing to be in Trina Turk’s world of exuberant bright colors, graphic prints and retro-glam, Palm Springs California style. If you are a fan of Trina’s fashion collections, we know you’ll love her new home collections. Eye popping pillows in yummy colors, boldly patterned rugs for underfoot and her new collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics that tie it all together. We are SO ready to lounge by the pool, sinking into piles of Trina Turk pillows. Now if only Trina would invite us over for Spring break…
Shop the Trina Turk home collections >

 

2011 Cribsie Awards & $250 Layla Grayce Giveaway

Cribsie Awards

It’s award season, and we’ve been nominated for a Cribsie Award! Layla Grayce is in the running for “Easiest Place to Spend a Paycheck” and we’re hoping you’ll vote for us. Voting is simple but you will need to register as a Cribsie user to vote. As thanks to all who take the time to vote, we’re offering an opportunity to win a $250 Layla Grayce gift certificate. Here’s what you’ll need to do to vote and to enter our giveaway:

  1. Go to: http://cribsieawards.com/awards/web/ Register as a Cribsie user by entering your information.
  2. Validate your registration by clicking on the link in the confirmation email. It will take you to the site and you can start voting.
  3. Go to the WEB category, scroll down and click on the lavender bar for “Easiest Place to Spend a Paycheck”. Make your selection by clicking on the name and then cast your vote. You can vote for as many awards as you like.
  4. The winner of the $250 gift certificate will be chosen from a list of everyone who participated in the voting, but we’d love to hear that you entered by leaving a comment on our blog.

Voting ends March 18th and Cribsie winners will be announced March 25th. The winner of the Layla Grayce gift certificate won’t have to wait that long though – we’ll announce it on Monday, March 21st. Thanks for taking the time to vote, and good luck on the giveaway!

 

Oscar Fashion: The Good, The Bad, The…?

A vision in white

Yes, we know that everyone is buzzing about the flood of red dresses at the Oscars this year. And while red is nice, it’s the white dresses that really stood out for us. Some stars rocked it better than others, but we applaud the variety and shall we say, “self-expression” that this year’s Oscar nominees and attendees showcased. Gwyneth went mod, Michelle and Celine went for column dresses with VERY different looks. Anne went embellished, Nicole went… OK, we’re not really sure how to describe what she was trying for, but as for Melissa? Well she went home with the Oscar so who cares that her dress looked as if it were made of crocheted doilies. And yikes, is that a SPIDER on Charlize’s midriff? Moving on…

A vision in white

On to black, and black with white. There was good (Reese and Kelly, we’re looking at you), then there was the mysterious use of feathers or maybe Muppet fur that made it appear that dresses were molting, shedding or in need of a session with the local groomer. And is it just us, or does Sharon’s intense stare make you want to run and hide Dalmatian puppies too?

Basic black and then some

Ah color – lavender and plums, some SO right, some, not quite. Those gorgeous light shades of lilac stood out from the red carpet in the most complimentary way. Mila, Cate, thumbs up for bold choices. Joan, we’re sure whatever is growing on that dress would never harm a diva such as yourself. Natalie glows like a hot mamma and Scarlett? We are fascinated by how the colors of her tattoo coordinate perfectly with Rita’s dress and jewelry. Wow. As for Rita’s bag – there are no words. Bravo women of Hollywood! You never fail to entertain us.

Lavender and plum – some so right, some not quite
Photo credits: Michelle Williams: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Gwyneth Paltrow: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Celine Dion: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Melissa Leo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Anne Hathaway: Darren Decker/A.M.P.A.S. , Nicole Kidman: John Shearer/Getty Images, Claire Danes: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com, Charlize Theron: Christopher Polk/Getty Images, Jennifer Westfeldt: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com, Virginia Madsen: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Reese Witherspoon: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com, Deborra-Lee Furness: Rick Rowell/ABC, Kelly Lynch: Getty Images/V.F. , Sharon Stone: Matt Sayles/API, Naomi Watts: George Pimentel/WireImage.com, Lavendar & Plum: Mila Kunis: photo ABI/WENN, Cate Blanchett: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Joan Collins: Getty Images/V.F., Scarlett Johansson: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage.com, Rita Wilson: Getty Images/V.F., Natalie Portman: Jason Merritt/Getty Images