February 22, 2015

Statue Worthy

This year's Oscar Red Carpet was in a word, interesting.  I had high hopes for the evening's fashion.  Some lovely ladies exceeded those expectations, while some were unfortunately a little bit disappointing.  Alas,  there were still so many beautiful looks to pick from.  In addition to my top ten favorites,  I also included some of the cutest couples. There were so many well dressed duos that walked the carpet so I had to add a few to my round up!

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela Couture

Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom in Honor

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon

Jennifer Aniston in Versace & Justin Theroux 

Emma Stone in Ellie Saab

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe both in Alexander McQueen

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo both in Armani Privé

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

All photos from Getty Images

February 14, 2015

Manhattan Love Story

We recently had a whirlwind weekend in NYC.  We headed back east for three full days of visiting our old stomping grounds and spending time with friends.  It was so wonderful to be back in the city to see some of my favorite people and visit some of my favorite places.  Since we decided to visit in the middle of winter, it was less about making fashion statements and more of a bundling game.  I made sure to bring a warm coat, hats, scarves, and managed to borrow a cozy pair of cashmere gloves!  A good coat can really help keep winter wear stylish.  Even with all of the layers, this pink faux fur trimmed coat kept me feeling warm and chic!

Coat: Zara- last seen Here, similar option Here
Denim: Rag & Bone- Legging Jean
Hat: Eugenia Kim- similar Here and Here
Boots: Madewell- old, similar Here
Bag: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Tote
Latte and cute cup from Maman NYC

February 4, 2015

Talking Black

For a Saturday evening dinner date, I decided to go for an all black look.  It wasn't entirely intentional.  I put on my black DVF romper that I would normally pair with a pop of color, but instead I layered on a black leather jacket and black flats.  I don't know what it is about winter months, but I tend to wear more neutral colors and a lot of black.   Sometimes monochromatic ensembles just keep everything simple and easy, which can be a good thing!

Jumpsuit: DVF- Gilt find, long sleeve version Here
Jacket: Moschino- old Gilt find, similar Here
Shoes: Valentino- Rockstud Ballerina Flat
Bag: Clare Vivier- Fold Over Clutch

January 31, 2015

Buckled Up

Sometimes adding a good belt to an outfit makes all of the difference.  I really like when I find beautiful feather pieces that represent my maiden name Quill.  We were in Tucson back in November and I saw this handmade leather belt with a golden feather buckle, and I instantly fell in love.  I didn't buy it because I was focusing on buying gifts for other people.   My thoughtful husband saw how much I loved it and surprised me with it for Christmas!  I have been using it to belt almost anything; dresses, sweaters, and coats!

Coat: J. Crew- old, similar Here 
Denim: Rag and Bone- Legging Jeans
Belt: Mast- Feather Belt
Shoes: Valentino- Rockstud Ballerina Flat
Bag: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Tote

January 25, 2015

SAG Standouts

After three years of doing red carpet roundups, I realized I have never done the SAG awards.  Now that I have the red carpet routine down, I figured I would add to the recap list!  The dresses that walked down the SAG red carpet were really stunning.  I would go as far as to say, I was more impressed than I was by the Golden Globes.  This red carpet was graced with a plethora of understated elegance and Hollywood glamour personified.  As always it was hard to pick, but here are my top ten standouts!

Emma Stone in Dior

Felicity Jones in Balenciaga

Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro

Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli

Tatiana Maslany in Oscar de la Renta

Sophia Bush in Vivienne Westwood

Joanne Froggatt in Honor

Reese Witherspoon in Armani

Keira Knightly in Erdem

All photos by Getty Images

January 24, 2015

Cape Crusades

Weekends are all about casual comfort.  Recently I have been throwing on boyfriend jeans and a cozy sweater pretty much every Saturday.  To mix it up a little bit, I added a sweater cape to my normal uniform.   I would be lying if I said, wearing this cape didn't make me feel more ready for a good weekend adventure!  After a long week,  I also wanted to take a second to wish everyone a very happy and cape worthy weekend!

Sweater: Gap- Turtleneck Sweater
Cape: J. Crew, old- similar Here and Here
Denim: J. Crew- Boyfriend Jean
Shoes: Sam Edelman- Petty Bootie

January 20, 2015

Midi Moment

I have a thing for midi skirts.  Normally I prefer a full circle version, seen Here or Here.  For a change of pace, I picked up this jersey pencil midi on sale from Topshop.  The jersey fabric makes it easy to dress up or down, which I also have a thing for!  During the cold winter months, I actually enjoy pairing dresses and skirts with tights and layered tops.  Winter ready skirt and dress ensembles are such a contrast from throwing on a sundress with a pair of sandals.  It is fun to add in the weather appropriate layers to create a completely different look!

Skirt: Topshop- similar Here and Here
Top: Topshop- similar Here
Blazer: Madewell- similar Here
Tights: J. Crew- Solid Opaque Tights
Booties: J. Crew- similar Here and Here
Necklace: Bauble Bar- Courtney Bib