Thursday, November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving my style cuddlers!
time to eat some brussels sprouts (my fave) and pumpkin pie. mum's making it sugar free for me, yay.
image via dinner a love story - fyi, this is an awesome cooking blog. i am definitely getting some cooking inspiration from this site.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

black to basics, part 2: totes amaze for under $100

this is part two in my black to basics series! see part one here.
i am always on the hunt for a reasonably priced tote bag.  here my five favorite totes for under $100.
01 asos studded shopper, $49.25
02 topshop washed tote bag, $80
03 accessorize mari tote, $70
04 t.j maxx, $99.99, select stores
05 topshop frame base tote, $90
and not featured, this zara large leather shopper is simply gorgeous.

Friday, November 16, 2012

tick tock! my fave men's style gold watches

i love a chunky mens style gold watch.  it's a fab piece of (practical) jewelry and a great accessory (major bling bling!).  pile on the bracelets for some arm swag or simply wear it on it's own.  either way i never leave my house without it. but can someone answer me this: even though i wear my watch everyday & set it a few minutes ahead, why is it that i manage almost always to run five minutes late?
02 michael kors runway watch - i love the contrast of gold and black in this watch's face
03 kate spade gramercy round bracelet watch & 04 kate spade chronograph brooklyn bracelet watch - these two kate spade designs offer more delicate features on this chunky look
05 michael kors rose gold chronograph watch - this is the watch i picked for my birthday present last year and i wear it almost everyday.  i chose the rose gold so it could match both gold and silver jewelry & i also liked the white face cause it makes it feel bright.
06 casio gold digital watch - this was the very first chunky gold men's style watch i picked up back in 2008. i called it my old man's watch. almost five years later i still have it and it's still working.  i never have had to get the battery replaced! amazing. & for those in london, i picked mine up much cheaper at an argos!
07 nixon the time teller watch

oh! random watch fact: did you know that when they photograph watches they always set them at ten past ten? the reason because it makes it look like the watch is smiling!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

black to basics, part 1

sorry for my absence of blogging as of late. it's been a hectic two weeks, that's for sure. in between hurricane sandy, friends visiting from london, and freelancing - it's been busy (and that feels like an understatement!).  it's time to literally - and fashionably -  go back to some of the basics for a while - and what better way then with the color black.  First in this little style cuddle mini series "black to basics" is inspired by this classic LBD from oasis! it's that time of year when there are plenty of after work drinks, events, and client dinners that the LBD is a necessity to take you from the office to a party. one of my tricks to easily go from day to night is to stash a zip clutch in my purse loaded with fun, sparkly accessories. it makes for an easy transition at work.  and here my style cuddle picks, and it's really as simple as 1,2,3,4!
01 bauble bar chrystie cross bib necklace and cyndi drop earrings
02 oasis sheer sleeve dress
03 accessorize tassel zip clutch
04 marais usa double strap suede flats