Posts tagged Kenneth Jay Lane

fall color inspiration: navy blue

 

It might be considered sacrilegious to say this (especially in New York), but we’re gonna risk it: sometimes, we get tired of black. Gasp! But It’s true. Our go-to outfits generally involve hefty amounts of the inky color, which is easy to wear and chic – and also pretty boring day-in and day-out. So, what’s a busy woman to do?  Lately, we’ve been spicing up our everyday wardrobe with navy blue, another neutral that has a bit more sparkle and pizzazz than basic black. It goes with everything, it’s equally flattering, and it’s unexpected – like these adorable pieces below. More >

wine week: sparkling inspiration

We believe there’s a grape to suit any event, time of day, and budget – whether you’re craving a casual afternoon refreshment or the perfect beverage for a fancy dinner party. But there’s one genre of wine that is specially reserved for celebrations: the sparkling variety. And with good reason! What could be more festive, more congratulatory, more fete-worthy than a beautiful bubbly? The very pop of the cork is enough to put us in a jovial mood.
So cheers to whatever occasion you find bubble-worthy — and make sure to always have a few shimmery outfits to match.

Prosecco


Prosecco is a sparkling wine that hails from Italy — one that is a little more fruity than the typical champagne. It’s your classic bubbly, with a little bite! General tasting notes: pears, apples, honey.

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Chain Gang

If you’re a child of the ‘90s like me, the words “chain necklace” can induce some pretty awful images. For instance, the chunky herringbone chain that accompanied hideous then, hilarious now color-block ‘fits. My personal fave was my turquoise, hot pink and purple windbreaker suit!

Jealous? I know!

Well, 2009 has revitalized the chunky chain, but no worries, tartelettes! Keds are no longer required. Instead, you can count on some of the hautest names in the jewelry game- Michael Kors, Max&Chloe and Kenneth Jay Lane!

Still scared of the possibility of looking like a Naughty By Nature video extra? Mimi’s platform for chain to the rescue!
1. Allow the chain to be the showstopper of your look. Yes, Mimi, the queen of costume over-consumption is telling you to go with one statement piece!
2. Wear casual or dressy with the same joie de vivre! Jeans and a white tee? Rock it, don’t stop it! Tailored suit at the office? Hellllo, edgy workin’ girl!
3. Go chunky or go home! Shy away from extra ornamentation, so that your necklace can be funky, yet super versatile.
4. Never be afraid to mix metals. Gold&silver are the new PB&J. Just think of it as an awesome 2-for-1 during this tough economy.
5. Keep the retro influences to a minimum. No need for ‘90s chain, ‘80s bold shoulder and ‘70s platforms! We’re borrowing from the past, not dressing as a “Fashion Through the Years” museum exhibit.
All right, tartelettes, I think you’re ready to join the chain gang! Link up ;)
xo,
Amelia

Pretty Palette


Pretty is as pretty does.” Sorry Forrest, but there’s a new saying in town. What better way to compliment your favorite tarte product than with this gorgeous compact from Kenneth Jay Lane? The glittering coral and turquoise with dazzling “diamond” accents recall a time when nose-powdering was a sort of fashion-show.

 “Check out the rubies on her compact. Wowza!”

“Pshaw! Silver is so 1948. Get with the 50’s darling.”

 Well, make like Marilyn and pick up a pretty purse companion of your own. I can see tarte’s provocateur powder as the perfect pop-in for this chic compact. Just think of it as jewelry for your make-up ;)

xo,

Amelia

A STYLISH STATEMENT

Starting tonight up until the ball drops in Times Square, I’ll bet there are a handful of holiday parties on your schedule. Other then juggling your glamorous social life, your next dilemma…what to wear! Assuming you chose the perfect LBD over that cheesy snowman sweater in the back of the closet, your look still needs that extra something to show how bold and beautiful you really are. I say simplify your typical jewelry pieces (studs & a dainty necklace) and add the extra punch with a fabulous cocktail ring—how apropos. Rock your sparkler on your middle or index finger, and I promise every time you raise that flute of Veuve your fellow partygoers will stop and stare. I love these statement gems by Kenneth Jay Lane. They are perfect for the season and won’t break the bank!
-Kristin