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Perfectly Elevated

December 23, 2010

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the heels that I get to wear. A festive frock wouldn’t look right without a killer pair of heels to go with it. Just like an LBD, a pair of LBS’s (Little Black Stilettos) always do the trick but there’s something to be said for the more eccentric, eye-catching heel. Truth be told I find my walk and overall posture to be that much greater when I’m in love with the heels that I am wearing.

Building a shoe collection is something that will take a lifetime, but it’s never too late to start. So before I slip into my favorite pair of Marni heels for my friend’s Christmas party tonight I thought I’d share some lust-worthy shoes that easily take the lead as my most coveted shoe box.

photos via google image & jak&jil




Luscious Leather

October 27, 2010
tags: , buttery leathers, , f/w 2010, , , leather backpack, leather bags, leather clothing, leather dresses, leather jackets, leather jewelry, leather pants, leather shoes, leather skirts, little black dress, luscious leathers, , s/s 2011,
by Sonia

Leather is one of those fabrics that I just can’t get enough of. I love its buttery soft texture, how it adds an edginess to almost any look, and that designers are now using it to make a variety of different garments. Luscious leathers graced the runways of both F/W 2010 and S/S 2011, and the second the temperature dropped in NY people were busting out their leather jackets left and right. I already own two black and two brown leather jackets and far too many leather bags, but I can’t seem to help adding this delicious fabric to my wardrobe. And although leather goods tend to be on the pricier side, they’re durable enough to last awhile and almost always worth the investment; just like a little black dress, leather will never go out of style. Here are some of this season’s latest leather pieces that I’m dying to get my hands on:


  1. Topshop Leather Side Tie Tunic - $145
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather A-Line Skirt - $595
  3. Maje Anabelle Leather Dress - $685
  4. Fossil ‘Vintage Reissue’ Backpack - $218
  5. Givenchy Leather Cuff - $420
  6. Motif 56. Maxi Wide Zipper Belt - $198
  7. Pointer Elsie Oxford - $264
  8. Helmut Lang Leather and Stretch-Jersey Leggings - $690
  9. Maje Ampoule Leather Top - $485
  10. All Saints Owain Jacket - $690


December 17, 2009
tags: cocktails, , , , little black dress, , , ,
by Sonia

Sometimes I like to think of the holiday season as it’s own personal fashion week month. With countless parties and events to attend it can be exhausting trying to create a different outfit for each occasion. Which brings me to this post, the Little Black Dress.

Let’s face it, every girl has one hanging in her closet and usually uses it as a backup when she can’t think of anything else to wear. I find that I most often wear my LBD during the holiday season because I don’t have the time or energy to come up with an impressive outfit night after night. What’s nice about the LBD is that it’s a basic article of clothing that allows for multiple different looks. When in a rush or a bind,  jazzing up a black dress with a sequined blazer or brightly colored shoes can make your look go from boring to a standout amongst a crowd.

Below I have put together some looks that spice up the ever-so-basic LBD.

The first look is all about the lace crop top and the brightly colored shoes. The sheer lace top gives the dress a sexier more sophisticated look which is only emphasized by the luscious suede shoes. Since these two pieces make the majority of the outfit, the rest of the accessories can be quite simple.

The second look may look boring, but it is far from it. I find that piling on as many chains as possible can make a preppy/conservative outfit look feminine and edgy. The matte red lipstick is the perfect colorful touch to the all black ensemble.

I love adding color to a black silhouette. In the third look, the addition of a bright sweater, colorful bracelet and printed shoes makes one almost forget that she is wearing a basic black dress.

Let the holiday parties begin!!