Friday, May 31, 2013

Posh Style! Staying Cool: Super Sunnies

I have a serious sunnies addiction. A salesperson once noted that I have the perfect face shape for them...soooo therein lies the problem.  If they all look good, how does one choose?  Unique, timeless and/or fun--those are my filters.  Oh and quality--I have an aversion to cheap sunnies.

What do you look for in a pair of sunnies? Hopefully, a pair that is posh!

classic cool 

sunglasses 'of life'
my mission is to find them

fun + bright

watch me watch you

Posh Possessions! Alexandra Abraham Bangle

This next share is oh so posh!  I recently discovered London based designer/painter Alexandra Abraham who uses found objects like old china, semi-precious stones, vintage buttons, sea glass (just to name a few) to create stunning hand crafted, and incredibly one-of-a-kind bangles (and broaches and paintings and...). According to Alexandra via Twitter, my bangles include a button from her Granny's collection and a golden god figurine from Vietnam.  (P.S. I think it's really cool that she responds directly if you send her a tweet)

Abraham says she enjoys the process of “turning the lost and the forgotten into something exquisite”. (LOVE that) She recently partnered with Anthropologie on a set of bangles that are now sold out but you can find  her collection featured on her website.  Support artists and Stay Posh!!

little bit of this a little bit of that
my own arm art

signed and dated (uniquely mine!)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Posh Obsessions! New Vintage Store Find--C.Madeline Miami

Clearly, I have been under a rock.  For as many shopping trips as I've made to Miami--not sure how this place did not appear on my radar.  During my recent work trip to Miami I was privileged enough to be filming during a C. Madeline vintage fashion show.

Needless to say it was STUNNING.  The clothes were gorgeous and such a good reminder of why it's fun to be a woman.

Here is a little bit about C. Madeline:

In 1998, Madeleine Kirsh opened her first store in Palm  Beach County, Florida. Madeleine’s reputation as an interior  decorator had been built on her love of the unusual. By  combining this with her vast knowledge of fashion, she  quickly developed a loyal following and the store was an  instant success. With business thriving and a growing  international clientele, it was inevitable the next step would  be a move to Miami.  An amazing 10,000 square foot space was found on Biscayne  Boulevard in North Miami Beach. The free standing  building had great parking, was conveniently located and  large enough to fulfill Madeleine’s dream - the world’s largest  vintage showroom. C. Madeleine’s was born.Besides helping people develop their own fashion identity through mixing clothing and accessories from the past with more modern designs, vintage garments teach us to appreciate the superior quality of these garments compared to most mass produced items we find today.

The price points are wide--from the novice collector (think hundred(s)) to the avid collector (think thousands!). The cool bit is that you don't have to be in Miami to shop the store.  C. Madeline's also has a great online presence.  A recent trip to her website unearthed a few gems that I am adding to my wish list. And of course next time I'm in Miami, I will definitely stop by the store.  Stay Posh!

1970s gold lame clutch

1980s YSL Sunnies

Vivian Westwood
Python Platforms Circa 90s

Posh Style! Summer Cool: Da Blues

Blue is calming. Blue is electric. Blue is cool.  Stay Posh!

"blue chip" sandals + menswear top--nice!

azalea blue suit for ladies who lunch
--let's ignore the VS bag--

royal romper


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Posh Style! Summer Cool: Baseball Caps

Posh style alert, baseball caps. I've been tracking this for a while and it seems to be surfacing to the masses. Fashionista bloggers from coast-to-coast are embracing it.....

 JCrew recently did another take on it with a gorgeous silk maxi dress in their most recent style guide.  ....Seems to be a mash up of streetstyle +hip-hp influence+ prep.  Sporty. Chic.

Kind of cute and kind of fun. It's a nice route to go on bad hair days :) . Try JCrew for a cool vintage version. Stay Posh!

Asos (hat) + Zara (outfit) --C'est Chic
(via wdiw)

Rhianna rocking it in it's purest form (via wdiw)

JCrew Style Guide

Chic+ sport (via web)


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Posh Style! Summer Cool: In Black and White

Ever wonder how to stay cool in the summer? Be original.  Go beyond tank tops and flip flops and see where it takes you.  Down South some women subscribe to the the less is more philosophy during the summer--I do not. I'm not 100 percent convinced it actually keeps you cooler--you never see desert dwellers walking around half-naked.  So keep it interesting, classy and PG-13 please. Stay Posh!

shockingly simple

high + low

classic white 

sporty + spice


Wednesday Wisdom! Just do it

I saw this recently from beauty blogger Mischo Beauty and thought its was inspirational! It's important to keep a list of things you'd like to do and work at ticking things off that list daily or yearly. The "to do's" can be big or small.  And don't forget it may take some time to achieve some dreams but it's the trying and the journey that make life fun! Stay Posh!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Posh Style! Summer Cool: Hey Shorty!

I was perusing funkidivagirl's blog and it got me thinking about shorts.  She was faced with the conundrum of age appropriate shorts in a massively humid climate. I am a person of extremes when it comes to shorts...extremely short or demurely long.  Balance is key.  If you are going short on bottom it is vitally necessary to be covered on the top.  If you go longer on the bottom keep it light on the top.  You get the picture. Most of all keep it playful...they are shorts.  Here are some inspirational picts. and try Zara for some really cool options. Stay Posh!

Floral madness--Love!

Perforated leatha!!!!! 

polished perfection (via)


versace+vince in da house (via)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Moods + Moments--Miami!!

It was a long work week in one of my favorite cities...Miami! Hence unfortunately no posts last week.  But despite the work, there was a little time to play in one of my favorite cities...Miami.  If you can afford the high season prices it is certainly the time to be there weather was perfectly balmy.  Quite honestly unbelievable.  Such a gorgeous city! Stay Posh!

Art work @InterConMiami


Rooftop dining-Juvia Miami (delish!)

Nighttime view from Juvia rooftop

Model greeters on the red carpet

Lobby atrium @InterConMiami

 Closing during C. Madeline's Vintage Fashion Show

C. Madeline's Vintage show

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Posh Style! Sundays are made for fashion

This is a completely random post...loved this outfit and just thought I'd share.

Leopard track pants--GRRRR

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Posh Style Alert! Boyfriend Skinnies

Mix one part slouch with two parts sex appeal which equals boyfriend skinnies.  I love the casual sexiness of these outfits.  You don't have to be squeezed into your clothes like sausages to be appealing ladies.  Keep it classy. Stay Posh!

Style note, clutch moments above... 

xxoo images via

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Posh Style! Favorite looks from 2013 Met Gala

Ok there were some interesting things happening on the red carpet at the Met Gala...things we won't talk about ..Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Bey...oh the list. The fashion challenge was a tough one .."Punk: Chaos to Couture"...and based on what I saw NOT for the fashion novice. Whoah.  Mistakes were made, but some genius happened too. Here are my favorite looks. Gi-ven-chy. Stay Posh!

Mara Rooney


look back at it

Nicole Richie


custom lip color (one of my fav tricks)--eerily beautiful grey hair

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Posh Women! Brains + Beauty

You know this is just a place for my current musings.  No point to this post but inspiration.

Stream of consciousness...

Strong women I admire...Beauty and brains--resting on your looks is boring.  Stay Posh!

create your own destiny

Beauty + brains +talent

if you don't like what they are saying about you...change the conversation.

power + grace

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