Posts tagged Fashion & Style

green with envy

Good Ol’ St. Paddy’s day is just two days away. And while we admit to indulging in a shamrock shake or a green beer at least once, we’d like to shift the focus of the holiday from green colored beverges to kelly-colored fashions. When you add in the fact that emerald is the pantone color of the year, we decided to up the ante by hunting down some of the chicest–and priciest — to-die-for duds and accesories.

Here’s, products that turn us green with envy… More >

color trend: red and pink

It may just be the season, hello V-Day, but we love the bursts of pink and flashes of red suddenly popping up on every sidewalk in New York City. Whether you’re in the mood for love, or you just want to shake off the dark, dull colors of winter, sporting a key fashion piece from the rose to rouge color spectrum is must this February. And really, is there a better month to pair a fuchsia purse or a pair of candy apple sunnies with beautifully flushed cheeks or a bright red pout?   More >

fall color inspiration: jewel tones

With the arrival of fall fashion, we’re putting away our summer neons and busting out our favorite shades for autumn: jewel tones. From to amethyst, to sapphire, to emerald, jewel-like colors instantly make us feel glamorous and alluring. We’ll be rocking pieces like these from now through New Year’s.

From left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim peplum top, Elle Macpherson Intimates lace and mesh briefs, Christian Louboutin heels,  Jil Sander satin bomber, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, Current/Elliot corduroy jeans, Zero+MariaCornejo dress, Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings and  Sara Designs woven wrap watch.

What deep hue and you planning on making a fashion indulgence this fall?

 

 

eat this, not that: slimming fall treats

Avid readers of our blog know that we’re all about fall prep. We can’t wait for autumn fashions and trends, the crisper air, exotic holiday travel, yes, delicious baked goods and calorie packed lattes. Pumpkin-spiced everything is already showing up on menus everywhere, tempting us to indulge in sweet snacks we would otherwise avoid.  But worry not tartelettes! We found a few easy recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth, without tipping the scale.
Choose this… not that! More >

the (fashion) perks of being a wallflower…

Emma Watson is simply adorable as Sam in the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Not only does she truly shine in her portrayal of the restless high school senior, but she absolutely nails the look.  From the haircut to the shoes, she mixes angsty  with stylish flair and gives us a little insight to this season’s fall fashion trends. More >

summer’s last color blast: yellow

Sunshine, lemonade, daisies, buttered corn… What do these lovely emblems of summer all have in common? Why, their citrus hue, of course.

The color yellow simply embodies the vibrant, bright, cheery feeling of summer. Get in on the shade with one of these fun items — all of which happen to look best paired with summer-bronzed skin — before this sun-drenched season surrenders to the cool temperatures and deep, earthy tones of fall.

Clockwise from the right: Red Valentino crepe shift dress,  our multiplEYE™ lash enhancing primer – nothing complements a burst of color like thick, sooty lashes – AJ Morgan Billie Jo glasses, Splendid Vintage Whisper cotton tank, Deborah Marquit lingerie set, Christian Louboutin brogues,  Tivoli Frost White model one radio, Forever 21 headbands, and the Peter Jensen Rabbit Head shopper.

 

the short end of summer

In these last few weeks of summer, we still have a handful of outdoorsy events to attend — hello Labor Day! Why not spend them in the most quintessential warm-weather item: shorts? No longer relegated to the most casual of occasions, there are now shorts for pretty much any occasion. Send off summer in style, in these four types of shorts. More >

summertime sailor style

Who doesn’t like a good sailor striped tee? Nautical style and ocean-bound looks never seem to go out of fashion, and they’re most appropriate for summertime. Here are a few ways you can add some maritime splash to your wardrobe – whether or not you’re spending your summer on a boat.

 

stripes

A classic blue-and-white stripe immediately conjures up visions of a fancy yacht on the French Riviera. Get in the mood with a striped t-shirt, like this one from J.Crew.

boat shoes

The name says it all. Channel your inner sailor with the old-school canvas version from Sperry.

pops of coral-red

Accessorize your look with a splash of lobster red. Nothing looks fresher when paired with a nautical palette of blues and whites. Try a red belt or bag – or go the easiest, prettiest route with a bright coral-red lip, courtesy tarte’s LipSurgence lip tint in Spirited.

 

chain-link accessories

 

Gold chain jewelry is a mainstay among the yachting set. Regardless of your yacht-owning status, you can still dress the part! We love this simple bracelet from Michael Kors.

boat-worthy Bikini

No sailor-ette would be caught dead without a bikini on hand- like this sweet anchor-print one from Lilly Pulitzer.  A well-chosen two-piece can add a little chic to any seafaring vessel, regardless of its size or capabilities.

 

 

girl crush: Allison Williams

 

The new show Girls has caught the fascination of men and women of all ages since it premiered this spring. This blogger, personally, is a fan – I love the realness of the girls’ relationships, both with their male counterparts and each other.

One of the best parts of watching the show has been discovering up-and-comer Allison Williams. Yes, she’s the daughter of newsman Brian Williams, but she’s turning out to be a star in her own right. She’s a multi-talented actress (did you see her hilarious turn as Kate Middleton on Funny or Die?) – and she’s got killer style.

Whether in a stunning hot pink gown or an amazing pair of sparkly trousers, Williams has consistently wow’ed us so far. (That amazing head of hair doesn’t hurt.) We’re looking forward to seeing what she does next!

best eco-friendly lingerie

Happy Friday, tartelettes! What do you all have planned for this weekend? A girls’ night? A celebration? Maybe… a hot date?

If your night-off plans include the latter, then this post is for you! Last week we covered eco-friendly bathing suits, now’s the time for an even sexier item of green clothing: sustainable lingerie.

We’ve found a few amazing brands that perfectly balance romantic with earth-friendly. These pieces are just as gorgeous – (if not more so – many are hand-made to order!) – as the mainstream brands. You’ll surely love them for  their sustainable ethos. Your date however, may be too distracted to care.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney – one of our ever-present, ethical faves! The girl knows what “sexy” is.

 

R.A.W.

R.A.W lingerie is made of sweet pieces that have been naturally hand-dyed by the line’s founder, Rio Wrenn.

 

Urban Fox

Urban Fox is our latest and greatest discovery: “All of our undies and undie sets are designed, dyed and sewn by hand from machine-processed bamboo and organic cotton blends in the U.S.A.” Organic, check; sustainable, check; domestic, check! Oh, and don’t forget: irresistible.

 

Eberjey

Eberjey has long been known for their flattering cuts and supremely soft materials. Now, they’ve launched a lovely eco-line, which includes such stunners as this teddy, made from bamboo jersey.

 

People Tree

For a sweetly sustainable slumber,  People Tree has you covered – we love their Rose Slip Dress, made from 100% organic Fair trade cotton.