Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Weekend my way

FIND OF THE DAY: Tommy Hilfiger Claire Dress

June is by far the weddings galore month. And if any of my friends are like the rest, beach-side casual-but-elegant  affairs are in vogue for this season. Now, confession is in order: I hate fluffy pastel little frocks, so when I am looking for something to wear to such a sea-side reception I'm looking for something with a bit of an edge that I can wear time and time again for various other occasions. So, looking as I did I stumbled upon (no pun intended) to this Tommy Hilfiger little number:

Tommy Hilfiger Clare Dress available here

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Now this is a Shower!


Project Decorate Take one: Screened outdoor area a la the Hamptons

I am ready with take one on my friend's new-home-fixer-upper remodel project. (you can see the original post for the back story) Surprise, surprise! there are complications with escrow, title etc., so my friend is having her hands full, but she is in love with the idea of turning the house into her dream home. So, we have been busy going over and planing a lot of the anticipated projects (and there will be a ton of those...).

 Now, my friend want to get this

Outdoor Dining Area A Hamptons Getaway Designed for Outdoor Living...

Outdoor Dining Area A Hamptons Getaway Designed for Outdoor Living from Architectural Digest

Friday, June 19, 2015



Five reasons why you will wear whites all summer

It is hot and at time truly oppressive outdoors, especially with humidity being higher than normal in So Cal. I was in downtown this morning and literally I thought the asphalt was melting under my heels. And trust me there were a ton of other miserable people who were huffing and puffing (and yes sweating profusely) trying to navigate the heated concrete mess that is LA downtown at 93 degree Fahrenheit. Yes, it is the opposite of this ...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beach Ready

Getting ready for the beach? Look no farther. Hover over the circles for details of the products used.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Blue Botanical and Sainless Steal Kitchen Ideas

Interior Design Trend: Velvet Button-Tufted Sofas

FIND OF THE DAY: Marina B gold clip earrings

Pre-owned MARINA B Aquamarine Black Onyx Diamond Rubellite & Gold Earrings 1980s

Pre-owned MARINA B Aquamarine Black Onyx Diamond Rubellite & Gold Earrings 1980s 
1980-1989 Marina B. clip-on Earrings are offered for sale online by the Nadine Krakov Collection. Stunning geometrical design and a contrast of colors!!! According to the dealer's notes the specs are: 18k yellow gold; black onyx; hexagon shape aquamarine - approx. 8 carat each (12.0 x 14.0 x 8.1 mm); round brilliant cut diamonds - approx. 1.44 cts total weight; rhombus shape cabochon rubellites - approx. 1.0 carat total weight.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Red and Black: Isabeli Fontana for Harper's Bazar Spain

Isabeli Fontana Sizzles In Bondage Silhouettes, Lensed By Alique For...

Isabeli Fontana Sizzles In Bondage Silhouettes, Lensed By Alique For... (clipped to

You can't get any sexier than Isabelli Fontana in the May 2015 Editorial of Harper's Bazar Spain.
Just Amazing!!!

Rainbow arches.

Rainbow arches.

Urban Zen: Home decor collage

Summertime dresses to dies for

Breezes, sun, gentle swaying of palm trees, the crash of summer waves ... yep! it is that time of the year. Vacation, stay-cation, or if those are not in the cards -- just an old fashion outing with your sweetheart or besties on a coll summer evening! In my humble opinion there is no better piece of clothing that says summer fun better than a fab maxi dress.

                                      Elie Saab Resort 2016 - Collection - Gallery

Polyvore Fashion Girl

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hot and sexy: ADRIANA DEGREAS SPFW Verão 2016 Collection

Avant-garde swimsuits, hot models, cool ambiance, and a hell of a lot of flair: that pretty much sums up the Adriana Degreas SPFW 2016 show.

And if you only have 8 minutes today to spent surveying your social media feed for hot models, swimsuits, fashion, and the likes -- well, look no further than the video from Fashion Channel:

And in case a super hot black or black and white beachwear is not hanging in your closet, here is a quick fix:


Hover over the items in the collage for information and details

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My Dream Maxi Skirt

Well the title of the post says it all ...

Spring Summer 2014 Women

Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2014 Women  

I fell in love with this skirt the moment I saw it about a year ago. While surfing the net (guilty, I spent way more time on there than I should) I just happened to see this fabulous photo of Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific and I had to share it. You can see the original post here, and it is worth it!!!


Atlantic-Pacific (clipped to

Well, with all due respect to the Carolina Herrera's chosen model, there is no competition here. Real life wins all the way!!!

Exquisite with

Welcome Summer

Mirrored Sunglasses

MSGM one piece swimsuit

Shopping bag
$7.65 -

Monday, June 8, 2015

Black on White home decor

I just love black modern furniture against a crisp white wall!

photo found on pinterest and attributed to The Budget Decorator

the Vadbeak house by Norm Architects
Bonus points if paired with polished concrete floors and molded paneled walls as in the amazing remodel by the Norm Architectural Firm. 

Decluttering  by using modern black or dark brown furniture which have clean geometric lines is also a sure way to make your room look expensive, way more expensive, than it actually is. Here are some of my favorite choices of the moment ... (just hover over the collage for details)

FIND OF THE DAY: NLY Shoes Mid Heel Wedge Sandal

Nothing says summer like a fab pair of shoes ... and if they are a steal like these pink beauties ... well you decide, but in the meantime, they sure are my FIND OF THE DAY:

NLY Shoes Mid Heel Wedge Sandal in pink here $33.34.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fashionable Men

Hover over the circles for info and details:

Best Trends of Resort 2016: Edgy Black

The Resort 2016 collections are piling up and this year it is a mixed bag for me. I love a ton of them but there were some dud from people I did not expect. Oh well there is always Fall to look for, Right?!!

One trend that I do love from the Resort 2016, however, is the edgy black for summer (sorry but I had to throw in that black and white number from Philipp Plein ... it is just awesome). Leather or rigid silhouette lines paired with lace, quilted, crochet, and see-through elements —short hemlines but all done up to the neck .

Philipp Plein Resort 2016 - Collection - Gallery -

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Glamour by the pool

Pool season is upon us, at least here is So Cal, so it got me thinking of supermodels uber cool photo shoots, fabulous swimsuits, luxury hotels, getaways ... in essence everything you want to have and do if you were on a dream vacation, let say, at a five star hotel while relaxing by a pool that just take you breath away. So, I did the next best thing (the first being, of course, booking that vacation) -- surfed pinterest for some eye candy: