9.20.2013

3.1 phillip lim x target


I don't know if it's because I'm nine months pregnant, if it's because I spent the weekend listening to indie rock at the Laneway Festival, or if it's just an extreme case of designer collaboration fatigue, but I completely missed the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target launch this past Sunday. I absolutely adore Phillip Lim, and normally I would have been all over this collection, but it took me a few days to get excited about it. I stopped by my local Target on Monday to check out Pack 'N' Plays and barely glanced at the clothes. I went back yesterday, and something finally clicked. Soon I'll be able to wear regular clothes again, and this sweater really is fantastic:


I was late to the party, so I ended up getting this in a larger size than I would normally buy, but I think the slouchiness will only make it cooler. It will be like a grandpa sweater, making the sparkle at the collar all the more unexpected.

Keeping things cozy, I also found myself drawn to this sweatshirt:


I adored Phillip Lim's comic book-inspired prints for pre-fall 2012, and this sweatshirt is just as fun and stylish as the more expensive pieces.

Last but not least, I couldn't resist picking up the Grab&Go Pack in floral:


No one does florals like Phillip Lim - they're always a little abstract but still gorgeously romantic, and I love that this camisole will look just as pretty under a blazer as it will between the sheets.

Online availability is limited, but be sure to check Target.com and your local store for more from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection.

9.19.2013

wish list: j.crew captain coat


I am a sucker for all things houndstooth. It's my favorite pattern, and a bit of an addiction. I'll buy things I don't even need just because they're houndstooth. So when the October J.Crew Style Guide arrived in my mailbox, it took just one look at the cover for me to fall in love. I mean, come on! That is one gorgeous coat! I love how the tweedy, masculine houndstooth plays off the glamorous, jet-black beading on the collar. It's a pitch-perfect mix of schoolboy and uptown girl, and it's irresistible.

J.Crew Captain Coat in jeweled houndstooth, $495 at J.Crew


9.10.2013

major win


I went to TJ Maxx looking for photo frames and came out with something much more exciting! This lovely Kate Spade "Stevie" Baby Bag was tucked away on the clearance rack, marked down to 80 percent off and in need of a good, loving home. It just looked so cute - I couldn't leave it there! I already invested in a goes-with-everything black diaper bag, but this beauty will be perfect for warm summer months or whenever I need a preppy-chic pop of color while tooling around with baby. And the best part? When the little man has outgrown the diaper stage, it will be a perfectly chic overnight or carry-on bag.

9.09.2013

metro detroit bride on fox2 detroit!

The summer/fall 2013 issue of Metro Detroit Bride is on stands now, and recently Fox2 Detroit invited us to share some of our content with their viewers. Check out video of our two segments below - in the first, Alison Laesser-Keck of Viva La Diva Events shares her tips for creating the perfect wedding planning timeline (watch it here), and in the second, I take another look at wedding looks inspired by the different decades.

Fox 2 News Headlines

Find info on where to get these gorgeous gowns and accessories after the jump!

9.06.2013

call to arms


I absolutely love fall fashion. Fall is my favorite season to style, my favorite season to wear. I love all the layering possibilities, the boots, the outerwear, the rich textures and darker colors. For the September 2013 issue of Hour, I was able to let loose and indulge in everything I love about fall clothes. Art Director Cassidy Zobl and I started talking about a military-inspired shoot way back in the spring. We wanted to mix men's and women's clothes for an androgynous take on one of the season's biggest trends. With the help of Stephanie Potts, who styled the props - how amazing is the parachute on the cover?! - we put together a shoot that makes me incredibly happy. Check out the complete spread in the September issue of Hour Detroit, on stands now, and below.