Trending right now?

Are Mermaids and Cleopatra trending right now? I think so. I submit my two new fave shades of Nail Polish from Deborah Lippmann as evidence. Thoughts anyone?

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish
L-R: Mermaid's Dream and Cleopatra in New York


Nantucket Nuptials

Dress-BCBG, Earring-Anthropologie, Clutch- DVF,  Shoes- B Brian Atwood

So a week from  tomorrow I am going to a wedding in Nantucket. For weeks I have been racking my brain about what exactly to wear. The overwhelming response to an informal survey was- Vintage!

Now I'm not really a vintage kind of girl, especially when it comes to clothing.  I think this is mainly because I lack the patience to scour the racks for that perfectly fitting, stain free piece and also because I tend to gravitate towards styles that are more modern.

Then I came across this amazing BCBG dress from the runway collection that seemed to marry vintage and modern, neon and pastel (I'm totally obsessed with mint and neon yellow), and be both pretty and edgy at the same time. 

Once I found the dress all of the other elements quickly came together. I am beyond excited to rock this outfit and to celebrate the nuptials of my good friend Deja!


My life in pictures

Top Row L-R: Toms Jadon Wedge, Pamela Love Tribal Necklace, Big Star Denim
Middle Row L-R: Dresses @ Show & Tell, Awaken Cafe, Candid Art Hand Chain
Bottom Row L-R: Vintage Dodgers Tee, Baggu Leather Bags, Jeffrey Campbell Heels 


Inspired by Burberry Spring 2012 Runway

For as long as I can remember I have had a love of ethnic and tribal print. For the past few seasons these prints have been de riguer on the runways and it seems Christopher Decarin of Burberry is the latest in a long list of designers to draw inspiration from vibrant African textiles. The Burberry Spring 2012 collection was loaded with covetable printed pieces including an update of the iconic trench coat that I would love to get my hands on.

While lusting after expensive runway pieces is all well and good you need not break the bank to try this trend out.  For my look I paired a basic tank with a beautiful wrap skirt from Nneka, but you could easily substitute printed fabric for your local fabric store.

Sneak Peek: Nike x Liberty of London


What I Want Now: Shoes with a POC

Shoes that POP
Clockwise from Top Left: Neon Tipped Vellies- Schier Shoes, Stripe Oxford- Sarah Smith, Lunargrand- Cole Haan,  Recreation- Civic Duty


Fab Find of the Week: Livin Queen of Love Chairs

I have outrageous taste in clothes and it seems my love for all things colorful and funky extends to furniture. I have had my eye on this Linvin chair for years and low and behold it is now available on Fab.com in several colors for 1 more day!

Linvin Queen of Love Chair


Convert Shoes Opening Fete

The Window at Convert
Photo by Lindsay Isola 

I am a shoe fanatic! By this I mean I have an insatiable, undying love of footwear from sneaks to the highest heel and everything in between. I'm not quite sure when my love of shoes started -it might just be genetic. My mother seems to have the same affliction and regularly acquires new styles to add to her impressive collection. Or, once again, it could be the influence of my dance career. Every dancer knows that even though we abuse our feet with countless rehearsals, jamming them into pointe shoes, etc that they really should be cherished. I look at cute shoes as the perfect reward for the body parts that have taken me the farthest in life.

Given my obsession it is not hard to imagine just how excited I was to get an invite to celebrate the opening of eco-chic Convert Shoes. For the last year Convert has stocked fashionable and well made apparel and accessories for the Bay Area's ethically minded style set.  The new shoe store follows in the same vein and also features an exclusive collection of Jeffrey Campbell X Convert vegan styles in addition to brands like TOMS, NATIVE, and, a new fave clog brand, Maguba. The party hosted by well known bloggers Anne, Krystal, and Erica was a total blast and of course I picked up a new pair of shoes! See more pics from the event below!

Host Anne, Erica, and Krystal
Photo by Lindsay Isola

Lovely Chocolates + Shoes= Heaven!

PACT Socks made by Wind Power- Awesome!

Love these TOMS
Need a pair of these Maguba Clogs immediately
Photo by Lindsay Isola
Me and my new Palladium Kicks
Photo by Lindsay Isola

Photos are my own unless otherwise stated.


Fab Find of the Week: Urban Aviary Raw Diamond Ring

While the idea of buying myself a diamond ring seems a little odd (I guess I'm a romantic) the raw beauty of this piece from Urban Aviary has me seriously considering it. This lovely ring and others by my new fave jewelry line are on sale at Fab.com for a couple more hours. If you miss the sale don't worry everything available on Fab is also available on UrbanAviary.co.


Fab Find of the Week: Words with Fab

Fab.com is hands down my new favorite site to visit for a daily dose of design inspiration and to scope out new up and coming brands. My latest obsession is Words with Fab, a series of tees and prints featuring "iconic names and phrases". Peep my faves below:

Links a la Mode: Man, I feel like a Woman

I'm totally stoked to be included in this weeks girl power themed edition of Links a la Mode by IFB. Check out my post and those of all the other great partipants below!


Edited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese
There was a time in the mid-90s when girl power was all the rage (thank you, Spice Girls!). While midriff baby tees might have fallen out of fashion, now more than ever bloggers prove that girl power is still in full effect.Whether it’s donning a lacy top, a beautiful lip color, or even raising a glass to the original girl power movement of Rosie the Riveter, fashion bloggers know better than anyone else how to celebrate being a woman! In honor of National Women’s History month, check out these posts that are all about the things that make being a woman fun.



New Sandals at Shopbop: Ras, Yosi Samra, Kalmanovich, LK Bennett, Aquazzura, Minkoff, Rachel Zoe, Acne, Miista, Premiata, Loeffler Randall, Sam Edelman Sandals & Pelle Moda Shoes


Black is the new Black

As we shift from February to March from Black History Month to Women's History Month I have found myself meditating once again on the history of Black Women in Fashion. In February several publications ran features focused on Black Models throughout history. While models are all well and good, as a non-model, I tend to connect more with modern day street style snaps rather than the model shots of yore.

Thinking that there are probably several fashion lovers out there like me I decided to compile my own list of Black female street style stars who are making their presence felt. The ladies I have chosen share a love of print and color and all have an uncanny ability to make whatever they are wearing feel totally their own. Suffice it to say they are all making their own mark on fashion history her-story!

This triple threat is a mother, dj, and singer who has a funky style that is totally unique. She's a master mixer when it comes to getting dressed expertly pairing print, pattern, and color resulting in edgy ensembles that are always perfection. Solange has an amazing sense of style, but her best accessories just might be her natural hair and glowing skin!

June Ambrose: 
In today's world Music and Style go hand in hand thanks to celebrity stylist June Ambrose. Ambrose has worked with many clients over the years including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx, just to name a few. What I love most about Ambrose's colorful and layered looks is that she always appears perfectly polished and pulled together- and she knows how to rock the hell out of a turban. Be sure to check out this Mom and Style Mogul in the soon to air "Styled by June" reality show on VH1. 

Julia Sarr- Jamois
 The style of French and Senegalese former model and editor of Wonderland Magazine Julia Sarr-Jamois is as Bold and Beautiful as her perfectly coiffed afro. Sarr-Jamois manages to seamlessly incorporate must have statement pieces into her look, but wears everyday basics like ripped jeans, cashmere sweaters, tees, and blazers with equal aplomb. Never contrived and always fresh Sarr-Jamois is definitely one of the coolest in the fashion flock.


Fab Find of the Week: Friends for Your Space

So I am officially obsessed with flash sale site Fab.com.  I visit Fab everyday for a dose of design inspiration. These ottomans from Friends for Your Space, designed by Rolf Vetter, are hilarious and make me kind of hungry. I'm a sucker for design that has a sense of humor. 


10 questions with CanDid Art Accessories designer Candice Cox

CanDid Art Accessories

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Candice Cox, the beautiful, bubbly designer of CanDid Art Accessories. As a budding entrepreneur I am always excited to meet talented folks, like Candice, that share my interest and passion for style. Candice, currently resides in Brooklyn, but has been in the Bay Area long enough for us to spend some time together and bond over things like twitter tutorials, trunk shows, and a love of cookies! When we weren't talking about cookies Candice was kind enough to answer some questions about her personal style, dream vacation locale, and where she sees CanDid Art in 5 years. Peep the details below:

10 Questions with Accessories designer Candice Cox

SS- Describe your personal style?
CC- Funky. Conservative mixed with wild child. There are no rules to style!  

SS- What is you favorite Color?
CC- Orange because it is so bright and bubbly.

SS- Name some other designers who inspire you.
 CC- I love Armor Jewelry and Peace Images. I think their work is so beautiful. Armor inspired me to start making body chains.

SS- Best place to go Shopping.
CC- Necessary Clothing in New York

SS- Dream Vacation Locale
CC- I've always wanted to go to Africa, specifically Ghana.

SS- If you could take 3 things to a deserted island what would they be?
CC-Vaseline because it is so versatile, toothbrush, lighter. I mean you have to be practical if you are on a deserted island.

SS- What is a trend that will never die for you?
CC- Off the shoulder shirts!

SS- What is your guilty pleasure?
CC- Cookies

SS- So you design accessories, but do you have a favorite?
CC- Right now my Material Earlace  

SS- Where do you see CanDid Art in 5 years?
CC- International distribution.  A household name among the fashion crowd with an expanded men’s line of accessories.

CanDid Art Accessories now available at Show & Tell Concept Shop in Oakland, CA. All photos courtesy of CanDid Art


Preppy, Punk and COLOR

Varsity Jacket- Nike, Necklace- Candid Art, Puff Sleeve Tee- H&M, Skirt- Kajan Padraig, Boots- Madewell, Bookbag- Baggu