Friday, December 30, 2011

Posh Quotes! A New Year Begins

"I think with life, you just have to go for it. This isn’t a rehearsal, this is the real thing." Andrew Logan

via April J. McMillan photography
Such a great reminder...get ready for 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Posh Holiday! Party Dresses

So NYE or amateurs night be the judge. Just kidding.  I actually love NYE for two big reasons.  One, I love a party. Two, I am part of that dying breed of women who don't feel the need to wear jeans everywhere so I love an excuse to dress up!

In honor of that, I've done a little leg work and picked out a few cute holiday options from Asos.  If you go for rush shipping there is still time :) or order for that next special occasion. Cheers, Stay Posh!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Posh Home! Ikat Dreams

So, I haven't done a home design post in a while.  I do have another good one coming up based on a rehab project I'm doing.  In the meantime...remember this post?  And my whole theory of the universe conspiring with your deepest wishes.  Well here is beautiful Ikat chair c/o Anthro.  Luvs. It's the perfect bright spot in my living room.  Eventually, it will become a resting place for current books and mags but for now I wanted to take in the beauty of the print.  Stay Posh!

Ooh La La

random shot of my ceiling at night
I love the pattern my lights make
Chair in its new home

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Posh Possessions! Neon

So raise your hand if you did neon the first go round.  I did.  It was a fantastic sweatshirt in the brightest neon yellow and read "Totally Awesome!" I was of course one of the first at my school to have it...along with an arm full of rubber bracelets to match.  I miss that shirt.  Enter the neon trend and chance to revisit my stylish past.

I recently bought a neon oversized sweater on clearance at the Gap (similar) that reminds me a lot of the sweatshirt-sans the 80s message.  Picts later...but for now style crushin on Julia Sarr Jamois in a skirt of a similar color.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Posh Quotes! Style Like U

Deep Thoughts...

"Everyone uses an outlet to express themselves, whether it's music or drawing or writing. For me, it’s always been how I dress... It’s a way to show people what I’m feeling at any particular moment." Mia Christiana via

Well said Mia.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Posh Style! Fringe Benefits

Three rows of fringe... 'nuff said. These classic Minnetonka moccasins make me happy. Transparency. Ok, this is my second pair.  I have the shorties too. Full-disclosure.

I've worn these with leggings and jeans.  I've been getting lots of compliments AND one flag down in the grocery store (where did you get those??).  These would also work well in early-summer with vintage Levi denim shorts (late-summer would be a suicide mission) OR tutus :).  Haute.  Stay Posh!

Halle w/ daughter :)  rockin the mocs with a tutu

Monday, December 19, 2011

Posh Possessions! NARS Cheek Palette

Hi Poshinistas! Are you getting excited for Christmas?

While shopping for loved ones I managed to pick up a few things for myself. Shocker. My fav gift I will save for a later post but I CAN tell you about my NARS Danmari All About Cheek Palette.  The palette is part of the luxe Kabuki series that I have been lusting after.  It features several posh blushes in popular colors including, Orgasm, Casino (bronzer) and Sin all contained in a chic matte black case...perfect for traveling.  I've used all of the colors and experimented with mixing/matching and I have to say it's definitely worth a buy.  Stay Posh!

Goes with the vanity decor

Sleek case travels well

 Hungry Heart (gold ivory), Super Orgasm (peachy pink with gold glitter),
Desire (cotton candy pink), Casino (dark brown with golden shimmer),
Orgasm (peachy pink with golden shimmer), Sin (berry with gold shimmer)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Posh Style! A Guide to Personal Style

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Amanda Brooks' (now Fashion Director at Barney's) book I Love Your Style as a early Christmas gift. It is a wonderful guide to finding you personal style.  I always say being trendy is easy but style can be elusive. Amanda does an excellent job of attempting to democratize it.  The book includes amazing photo documentaries of some of world's most stylish women. Most are the usual (lovely) suspects but a few were new ones I had yet to discover.  Definitely worth a read and taking a note or two from Amanda.... Stay Posh!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Posh Holiday! 2011 Wish List 2.0

My Five Posh Holiday wishes for Santa:  
  1. I will get an Ipad 
  2. Someone will drown me with Kabuki gift sets from NARS
  3. Hayden Harnett...will  bring back the WYETH.  
  4. I will be on a beach for NYE
  5. And oh, Everyone will Stay Posh! 

Posh Holiday: 2011 Wish List!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Posh Obsessions! Big Frames

So an unfortunate eye infection that was spawned by an aggressive cold this week has re-aquainted me with my eyeglasses. Boo. But it also got me thinking about my current fashion obsession--large eyeglass frames. Yay! Nerdy chic is not new per se but something about it feels really fresh right now. Maybe because it is so opposite of Kim K, Beyonce, GaGa and the myriad of other glamazons. Subtle.  Here are a couple of inspirational picts. I would have included a photo of myself in my new fav frames but pink eyes are not chic. Stay Posh!

via david sessions photography


Monday, December 12, 2011

Posh Holiday: 2011 Wish List!

Posh Holiday: Wish List!
Soooo...if money were not an object here are my top picks to make the holiday season bright.  Starring: *a sic fur stole*, Donna Karan, Chanel, Danijo, Tom Ford and Miu Miu.  Posh Glam. Stay Posh!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Posh Possessions! Red Jeans

I recently bought a pair of red jeans.  I had been obsessing over a pair for the better part of the summer and never committed.  Red jeans have been a 'red-hot' fashion must have for a minute, riding the wave of the color block and color pop trends.  I am really excited about this purchase. They will be instrumental in my journey to move outside of black, black, black.   I am going to rock them "super posh style" and so can you.  Here are 3 tips and a few inspirational pics:
  • Pair  the jeans with a print, especially horizontal stripes (think navy or black...classic) or leopard
  • For an unexpected look, team the jeans with a nude colored item, such as a blouse or shoes (pumps or flats)  
  • For a runway-inspired color block ensemble try teaming the red jeans with equally bold colors such as a bright fuscia top or cobalt blue blazer

  Stay Posh!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Posh Obsessions: Prints cont'd! Polka Dots

Really having a print moment right now and polka dots are no exception to my obsession.  Gift giving inspiration guide IS STILL spending... writer's block be damned. Stay focused, Stay Posh!

via natural belle
Polka dot Black and White wallpaper via The Second Bedroom

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Posh Obsessions: Prints! The gift of Ikat or something like it

I've been trawling my favorite sites looking for gift giving inspiration. I haven't yet made a dent in my Christmas list but have certainly found more than a few items to covet.  I found this trio on Anthropologie's website. I'm a big fan of  Ikat...or anything like it.  Would love to see one or more of these under my tree.  Gift giving guide still pending...Shop on, Stay Posh!

Cosmetic Bag

Beach Bag

Summer Lovin

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Posh Holiday! Gift of Giving

As I get older the old adage "it is better to give than receive" rings truer and truer. Those of you following my shopping exploits know that I am pretty adept at buying myself presents :).  So it is fun this time of year to use my shopping powers for the good of all. Here are some gift ideas from one of my favorite purveyors (psst it's Anthropologie).  For you efficiency buffs, Anthro is letting you expedite the shopping process this season through shopping by personality (modern, bohemian, feminine) and by interest (fashion, cooking, entertaining)...


Monday, December 5, 2011

Posh Travel! Dreaming of NYE Escape

While most of you are thinking about your Christmas Lists (tune in later this week for more on that), I was under the weather this weekend.  I spent downtime on the couch dreaming of an extended New Year's weekend.  I have a few ideas that start and end with one of my favorite places on Earth, South Beach Miami.  Typically, when I travel I like to stay at IHG hotels (can't pass up a good deal).  But, when I am in Miami staying at one of the Art Deco hotels is a must. This summer we stayed at thFontainebleau and here are a few reasons why I am in a hurry to get back.

White sand+ clear water= perfection

Cabanas, Cabanas, Cabanas

Friday, December 2, 2011

Posh Feet Week! Possessed: Colored Booties

Generally what goes around comes around and that logic can be applied to fashion.  I bought these boots about a year ago and  never found the right moment to road test them until this season.  When the rain stops will be rolling these out with jeans, maxi skirts and the poshionista's sweat pants aka leggings.  Stay Posh!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Posh Feet Week! Shoe Closets

Hello poshinistas, Posh Feet Week wouldn't be complete without a ode to shoe closets. Always dream BIG and in color. Stay Posh!

 Stay inspired: Miss Kimora's closet via