Monday, December 31, 2012

Posh Beauty: Butter London NYE Nails!

It's NYE poshinistas which means--time to get posh! I love any reason to dress up.  I have some pretty fabulous plans for tonight...a secret supper at a dynamic location.  I was so inspired by the night ahead that I decided to try new nails.  I'm calling them my version of tuxedo nails.

The look is very simple to replicate and took about 5 minutes more than a normal nail polish application.  Tools required are: base coat, topcoat, two complimentary nail colors and a basic makeup sponge.


  1. Prime nails as normal (cut, buff and shape)
  2. Apply Base coat (allow to dry)
  3. Apply Base Color (Union Jack Black). Allow to dry enough so that it is touchable but still tacky.
  4. Pour a small amount of "Top Base" color (Hampstead Heath) on paper (I used parchment, wax would work as well)
  5. Dip sponge lightly into color
  6. Sponge "Top Base" color on the nail. Keep sponging until you get color intensity you like but lightly enough to allow the base coat to show through.
  7. Apply topcoat over entire nail.
  8. Voila' Posh Nails!

Colors-Union Jack Black and Hampstead Heath

Simple make-up sponge

Birdseye view

The result- Posh Nails!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Posh Holiday! NYE Style Inspiration

What to wear what to wear?  I am still contemplating my outfit for NYE.  Snow may be in our future so think I am going to opt for pants this year vs. a dress or skirt--my instinct is always to stay warm.  I am really loving masculine fem styles right now so here are a few ideas I am entertaining....what to choose what to choose. Stay Posh!

Leather and fur? (via)

Tuxedo? Just add jewels (via)

Sparkle & heels? (via)

Jumper--classic but luxe (via)

Stay tuned...xxoo

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Posh Holiday: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas poshinistas! Here's wishing that every day not just today is a reason to celebrate, share and give thanks. I hope you received every posh thing that you asked for ;) MERRY CHRISTMAS and Stay Posh!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Posh Holiday! Christmas Eve

I am curled up with a great book, something sweet and a hot toddy.  What are you up to today? Stay Posh!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Posh Possessions! Sale Alert: Target/Neiman's Collabo

So apparently, I was one of the few people digging this collabo as evidenced by the fact that the Target/Neiman's collection is now 50% off in stores and online.  Just in time for the holidays. Thank you!

Some of the consumer comments were that the quality did not match the price. I find that with all of the collections.  Certainly, every piece is not a star but there are always a few gems to be found especially at the price point.  I mean it's faux couture, not the real deal--give me a break.  Admittedly, in this collection there were a few items that raised eyebrows with regard to price ($250 bicycle no thank you!).  However, my favorite item in the collection was the Joseph Altuzarra bar set--which is a fabulous deal at the sale price. Got it.

I love the vintage feel of the set and the posh gold accents. I am excited to have another get together where I can break this set out.  I highly suggest you visit target fast. Especially, if you had your eye on something initially but were put off by the prices. Stay Posh!

Currently $25-$40 per set item (tray, glasses, shaker)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Posh Holiday! Miss Posh Life's Holiday Gift List

So Poshinistas Christmas is almost here. Big kid or small we are all thinking about gifts of some sort right now.  Granted, we all know (or should know) that the holiday is about much more than gifts. However, it's a fun time for those of us that love to shop to shop with a purpose!  So to that end here are my top gifts to give and receive. Stay Posh!

1) Butter London nail polish-a great stocking stuffer.  If you read this blog you know I am a HUGE fan.  "Free" nail polishes are all the rage and nothing new now. But I still think this brand's point of difference is that it is the chicest with the most unique colors.

2) Statement bags...they go in and out. But I still feel like there is something amazing about carrying a special handbag.  My current favorite is my limited-edition Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton bag purchased in Paris.  However, a Celine bag is absolutely next on my wish list.  Every time I think I've decided on one, another one catches my eye. 


3) Luxe lip color from YSL--a must. So, I just recently took the plunge on this brand.  Clearly,  given the price point it is not for everyday but certainly for every night. Go for a red or coral.

4) Statement jewelry.  I am very much a fan of unique jewelry pieces.  Anyone that knows me can tell you I am not a fan of being a "twin" which is why I love to celebrate unique style on this blog!  Anyway, the best place for unique jewelry is of course estate sales, flea markets and vintage stores.  But JCrew famously takes inspiration from vintage pieces to create more modern versions.  Here are a few inspirational pieces.

Collection of JCrew bracelets

Unique jewels from Paris vintage flea markets
JCrew Collection bracelet

JCrew Collection Necklace

5) Books.  Poshinistas do read more than fashion magazines.  Intelligence is posh!

6) Shoes. Currently obsessed with Chanel. I think it was Paris.

via thefancy


Some images sourced via web. I do not own or claim to own. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Posh Holiday! Easy Gift Wrapping

I am a big fan of easy gift wrapping.  I get asked a lot about my secrets. No real big secrets here, I just do what seems easiest and most natural.  I love raffia, sisal, twine, wood etc. You get the idea.  Here is a quick and easy example of holiday gift wrapping inspired by Anthropologie. Stay Posh!

The bag

The twine and sisal

The treat

Just fill!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Posh Moods + Moments: Holiday Edition

Lots of fun this weekend getting ready for the holidays and hanging out with good friends.  Here are a few of the fun moments. Stay Posh!

Christmas tree (so cute!)

Fresh margaritas at the annual girls get together

Gift for a friend

Gift for the girls part 1 (Part 2.0 tomorrow)

Money shot of my new fav bag #Paris


Window shopping


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Posh Possessions! Butter + Goop

The nail obsession continues... with a fantastic collabo and it's a good one. 

butter LONDON is collaborating with Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website goop to bring an exclusive   nail lacquer set. The limited edition set introduces shades in Hampstead Heath, Bread & Butter Pudding, and Abso-bloody-lutely (shown in pic). This gorgeous trio includes an edgy moss, the perfect nude and a classic vampy red. The set is availiable to buy exclusively as part of The goop Collection on for $36. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Posh Happenings! The Holidays + Cheer

I spent the better part of the weekend getting into the holiday spirit! A Christmas Tea with good friends, shopping, a Christmas decorations run at Homegoods and winter closet cleaning.  Yes, you read that right--a winter closet cleaning.

I wholeheartedly believe that in order to make room for the new you've got to get rid of the old.  True in life and in fashion.  Equally as important, we must count our blessings. Sure there's always another shoe around the corner worthy of lust but always remember to be thankful for the ones you have.  Stay Posh!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Posh Moods + Moments: Bright Lights Edition

NYC during the Holidays=fantastic! I was lucky enough to catch a few sights in between work.  Here are a few of my favorite moments.