working with blair waldorf

well she's much nicer than blair waldorf, but mary katherine in my office looked so cute and prep school-ish today that i felt like i was working with the constance queen herself. so sad she's leaving us to move to d.c. soon. i'll miss seeing what she chooses to wear every day, in addition to her infectious smile!

want to get her look? here's what she's wearing:

~ vintage kenzo floral skirt
~ adrienne vittadini ruffled button-down
~ michael kors button sweater
~ nine west's fake salvatore ferragamos (her words...not mine!)

xoxo...you know you love me,
prêt-à-porter palm beach


rude girl

hey jerks.

mildly obsessed with rihanna's "rude boy" video right now. maybe it's the catchy sounds, rihanna's crazy hair, the trippy colors, provocative lyrics or the 80s-ish cartoons...but i love it.

i actually think it all boils down to the costuming. rihanna has always had a way with her wardrobe and i'm a fan of her little high-waisted boy shorts and animal print body suits in this video. the average person could certainly never pull these things off, but this is the kind of style creativity i'd embrace if i were ever given the opportunity!

so, go watch this video now and tell me what you think.

* photos from justjared.com


x-factor ~ "macys fashion director" web app

i stumbled across macy's new web app while following them on twitter today and got a kick out of creating the following outfit. the app allows you to mix and match tops, bottoms, jackets, accessories, fragrances and more for guys and girls with some of the latest styles available. you can play around with the rompers, jeans, one-shouldered tops, trenches and cuffs just for fun, or the site has some cute daily contests going on by asking visitors to create outfits for different events. today's challenge was to create something to wear for "coffee with an ex" and this is what i came up with.
Macys Fashion Director:

i called it the "x-factor" and i'd like to think a girl would look hot without seeming to try to hard in this. it's a little sweet and spicy at the same time with the fresh white calvin klein cargos, casual fringed tank vest and fun red wayfarers, and then she ups the edge with the spiked cuff (back off buddy!) and the all-appropriate classique x eau de toilette by jean paul gautier.

so if you agree, follow the link and vote please! and then play around with your own this week and post your links in the comment so we can vote for yours during the next few challenges :)


12 steps in heels: step 2

i've made it to day 14 of lent and still haven't shopped. this is a freaking miracle and it might be the longest i've ever gone without buying some sort of clothing, beauty product, houseware, etc. i almost caved when i found a sexy studded zipper cuff yesterday at francesca's collections, but i found a way to hold it together.

my next dilemma is because of the wedding i'm attending this weekend. i'm very excited about matt and layne getting hitched and already have the cutest little pink and navy striped dress from anthropologie to watch it all go down, but i am missing a few accessories. i took care of the jewelry by putting my old college shell skills to work, but i'm at a loss for a clutch to use for the day. i desperately want to use it as an excuse to pick up a little tory burch bag, but am resisting...which brings me to my next step:

step 2 ~ force yourself to borrow anything you absolutely "need." you can repay your friends with the same favor later.

speaking of...any of my lovely friends (insert appropriate suck-up line/compliment here) have a silver, gray or navy clutch i can borrow? :)

tik tok on the dock...

there are a few fashions that scream palm beach: lilly pulitzer dresses, jack rogers sandals, michael kors white jeans, tory burch beach bags....and most certainly pucci.

now i must admit that i've never been a fan of emilio pucci. the psychedelic patterns that show up at the polo fields here in wellington were always a little too disco for me. this spring 2010 collection definitely changed it all for me though. i've actually like every piece i've seen this season, on and off the runway, including kristen stewart's origami dress at the elle style awards last week.

all this is why i'm especially excited about the next event on our style calendar...fashion rocks palm beach, presented by the wpb dda and devine style, inc. dubbed a fashionable evening under the stars, the event will showcase pucci's spring line along downtown west palm beach's new waterfront wednesday, mar. 10. the evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with a free dockside beach party equipped with cocktails and music. then at 8:30 p.m., models draped in pucci's stunning styles will strut down the waterfront's middle dock.

keep your eye out for the designer's wrapped swim suits and matching maxi skirts, draped one-shouldered gowns, dramatic necklines and geometric sequined and feather fringed minis...this time in shocking shapes and patterns that are innovative rather than belonging under a disco ball.