Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Posh Style! Jason Wu for Target

So we all know the formula now. Target partners with high profile designers to create limited edition capsule collections for fashionistas on a budget. Will I score?  Frenzy ensues.  Hearts are broken. Well...there is always Ebay.

 Jason Wu is the next designer to launch a collection.  Yes that Jason Wu, of Michelle Obama fame. I'm sharing a few of my favorite looks from the collection.  It arrives in stores February 5th. Happy shopping, Stay Posh!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Posh Style! JCrew Spring 2012

Jcrew showed it's first runway collection. Lots of buzz ensued. Obsessed. Jenna and Marissa were fabulous.  Still shocked.  Here are my favorite looks, Stay Posh!

{All images via web}

Friday, January 27, 2012

Posh Possessions! Leather Biker Jacket

Oh Zara, you get it right every single time.

I'm obsessed with the French fashion house Balmain.  I can't afford most of their jackets (even on sale) but they are exquisite. The fashion house is adept at playing with leather, bold shoulders and sequins. I am convinced they single handedly brought back Alexis Carrington--esq jackets.

Zara's similar take on the biker jacket with bold shoulders is amazing.  This jacket really makes everything it touches special-leggings, denim, delicate dresses and flowing maxi skirts. I am in love. This one is sold out but here is something similar.  Stay Posh!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Posh Beauty! Bold Lips

I had a fairly addictive love affair with lipgloss. Sometime last Spring I became bored with the look and had a desire to experiment more with vibrant lip color.  A love affair was borne.

I settled on fuschia and red as by far the most flattering colors on me.  I love NARs velvet matte lip pencils for this look. They are bold, matte (but non-drying) and color riche. My favorite shades are Red Square, Pop Life, Cruella, Train Bleu and Dragon Girl.  I mix and match them interchangeably to create my own special shades (that's the kind of gal I am).

I think the pop of color is great for the winter. Just because everything else is brown it doesn't mean your make-up has to be too. Looking through the most recent issues of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire this look will carry over into Spring.

Here are a few inspiring looks, Stay Posh! (PS most images are via le coil an amazing tumblr that appears to now be defunct)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Posh Style! Street Edition


{via wdugtnyc}

{via wdugtnyc}

{via elle streetstyle}

Posh Celebs! Model--Nikia Phoenix

I often get compliments on my freckles. The funny thing is that I've lived with them so long I don't actually see them most days when I look in the mirror.  I know that sounds strange given it is such a prominent feature.

Enter Nikia Phoenix.  Fresh faced model and freckled goddess.  I love unique beauty--silicone and airbrush free--and she is that. I have to imagine at some point in her life they were the object of ridicule/curiousity/fascination by some...too different from whatever the beauty standard of the moment was.  FAST FORWARD.  What a beautiful reminder that the best version of you is often the one you were born with. Stay Posh!

via nikia's tumblr

via nikia's tumblr

Monday, January 23, 2012

Posh Obsessions! Isabel Marant

I am always inspired by chic footwear.  It is a rare time when those words apply to sneakers. Enter Isabel Marant's take on the high top. FRESH.  I've seen these lurking around the internet for some time...but it is quite tricky to actually get your hands on them. It is my new obsession.  Here are some of the most inspiring looks. Stay Posh!

{Via elle.com}

{Via fashionguitar.com}

{via styleclick}

Friday, January 20, 2012

Posh Possessions! Satin Luxe

So J Crew does it again.  Just when I think I have mastered my addiction they make me want...or need rather another fabulous pair of shoes.  These butter colored lovlies were a late Christmas present to myself.  I will wear them fondly and often with jeans (blue), opaque tights, pencil skirts-- oh and definitely with dresses in the spring. Stay Posh!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Posh Events! Golden Globes

My two favorite looks from the Golden Globes. Hair and Make-up...hand's down Angelina Jolie.  She showed us how the perfect red lip is done. And best dress Sophia Vergara---Fit and Drama. Love. Stay Posh!

{Killed it!}

{This dress was amazing as well}

{I mean, perfection}

Monday, January 16, 2012

Posh Celebs! National Hero

So obviously this is not a political blog but I would be remiss if I did not honor this day.  Here are a few images of Dr. King to remind you to hold on to your dreams. Dr. King went from 'criminal' (allegedly) to national hero to world icon of peace. Keep dreaming and Stay Posh!

{supposed criminal}

{National Hero}

{World icon for Peace}

Friday, January 13, 2012

Posh, Chic and Cozy! Home

Just in time to end Posh, Chic and Cozy week, the winter weather has finally arrived..! I will be spending most of my weekend inside, so I thought a Posh Home post was fitting today.

It's no secret a little fur can go a long way.  Not only for an outfit but also at home.  My place includes several fur touches including, fur throws to wrap myself up in when I'm hibernating and fur pillows add just the right amount of texture to my couch.  West Elm has some fabulous pillows online right now. I am coveting the white for my bedroom.  In the meantime here are some inspirations. Stay Posh!

{The Inspiration} Via West Elm
{The Inspiration} Via West Elm
{My favorite late night spot...}

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Posh, Chic and Cozy! Little Touches

Posh, Chic and Cozy!

All Saints, Ash, Rag and Bone, Eugenia Kim and Marc by Marc Jacobs. {Stay Posh!}

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Posh, Chic and Cozy! Hats

I love a great hat.  The best made hats can transform a bad hair day, add glamour, or amp up the mystery. Oh and they also can help you stay warm while still looking fabulous.   Stay Posh!

{rock glam} via
{Glamour} via

{Mystery} via 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Posh, Chic and Cozy! A little Fur

We all want our Dr. Zhivago moment. Real or faux, a touch of fur adds the glamour most poshinistas crave.  I have yet to find the fur of my dreams: vintage, 3/4 length sleeves waist length ahhhhhh.  But until then here were a few looks via that inspire me to keep looking. Stay Posh!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Posh, Chic and Cozy!

My mailbox is full of magazines and catalogs wooing me with thoughts of Spring. Target is pushing Valentines swag and shop windows are featuring the newest Spring outfits. Sigh. Whatever happened to enjoying the moment? Time passes fast enough on its own. And it's still pretty cold outside.

In honor of enjoying the moment you are in right now this week will be a tribute to the posh, chic and cozy. Stay Posh!

via tumblr
via atlantic-pacific (don't hurt yourself on that Celine bag!)

via thesfstyle.com (Modern and mysterious)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Posh Possessions! Little Somethin' Extra

A hat.  Not just any hat..a cool red hat. Hard feat. Don't believe me? Google red hats and see what you find. I found this one on sale at Madewell.com over the hols, lucky me! Now you want one right... here is something similar.  I will wear mine on cloudy winter days that need a bit of shine. Stay Posh!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Posh Home! A New Beginning

I love a good find.  I REALLY love a good find when it feels especially meant for me.  There is a wonderful second-hand market in my neighborhood.  Weeks ago I saw this early 1900s chair while showing a friend around town.  We were on a tight schedule so sadly no time to stop.  Imagine my surprise when I saw it again.  How was it no one had bought it...Kismit!

While on vacation last week, I spent a couple days rehabbing it just a bit. I went for presentably rustic but not perfect... a mild re-staining (more ebony less walnut) and fixing up the leather. I'm pretty excited about the results. IMPERFECTION. Stay Posh!

Before (don't mind my coat hurriedly cast aside)

After--perfectly imperfect

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Posh Celebs! Iris Apfel

I'm starting the year off with a bang and the celebration of a long life!  This is a photo of Iris Apfel, a 90-year old (former) interior designer, jewelry designer and noted style icon.  Ms. Apfel has been the subject of quite a few prominent conversations lately (a book, several articles) proving that a full and interesting life doesn't end at any particular age.  The internet has been buzzing with her most recent mash up-- a haute cosmetics collabo with MAC.

This photo really caught my eye.  Striking. Bangles, lips and frames--oh my! Style as we know is timeless...as are red lips and statement jewelry. I die. Honestly, Iris looks just plain gorgeous. The exciting MAC collabo is a 20-piece collection that includes lipsticks, eyeshadows and nail lacquers with names like Scarlet Ibis and Toco Toucan.  The line is meant to celebrate her colorful life and style! Go Iris, show us how it is done.

The collection arrives in stores beginning in early January. Stay Posh!

via MAC

Monday, January 2, 2012