Thursday, March 31, 2011

In the Pink



Unique. Durable. Sensible.  Whether you're making your mark up on Wall Street or just enjoy a well tailored shirt, a staple of any man's closet is a Thomas Pink dress shirt.

Renowed for its use of the highest quality cotton and meticulous stitching, this is an important staple for a man of style.  You can never go wrong with Thomas Pink, for its quality and style.  They can even custom make your shirt too!

Although Thomas Pink shirts are priced well above tradtional dress shirts you normally purchase, it's not that outrageous and is well worth your investment.

Oh, and ladies... Thomas Pink is not just for men. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Safari through Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles is HUGE!  Lots of ground to cover calls for a stylish yet comfortably wear.  Layering is also very important.

Ray Bans sunglasses, American Apparel lace bodysuit in black, underneath is American Apparel nude bodysuit, American Apparel vintage silk scarf, Urban Outfitters shorts, Born boots, and leggings from a flea market in France.

Jumpin' denim!

Jessica Alba in Janiesse Auriela Denim Jumpsuit,
Keri Hillson in Matthew Williamson jumpsuit,

Rihanna in Levi X Jean Paul Gaultier Overalls, Spring/Summer 2010 collection,

Ellen Pompeo in a zipped up denim jumpsuit,
 Walking at Target today, inspiration was drawn upon when a young women walked by well coiffed in this cute denim jumpsuit, leather booties and a neutral toned leather tote. 

Above are some celebrities inspiration for this classic look as we head into this Spring/Summer necessity.  The last look of Ellen Pompeo, personally, is highly not recommended.  It just doesn't look flattering.

Here are some nicely priced jumpsuits that I found on today.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Color me bodly

This spring, bold colors are in the air.  Orange is the color of choice.  It is bold but when done right, it is eye catching.  Try to pair it with soft accessories but don't wear too much of it.  A nice pair of neutral colored shoes will soften the look too.

Try pairing the green with the orange.  Above, Zara green mini, HM orange cropped jacket, Tucker for Target polka dot top, and Jeffrey Campbell gray kitty heels pumps.  

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Macaroon attire

H&M Mickey Mouse cashmere sweater, American Apparel over-sized chiffon shirt, Urban Outfitters high waisted leggings, and Jeffrey Campbell kitty heels pump.

Arc de Triomphe

A walk of Champs Elysees is a must in Paris.  There are plenty of shops for all to see but boy it will hurt your pocket book.

The original LV store is here.  There is also the Cartier shop.  But the best part of it all is having tea at Laduree.  OMG, the pistache macaroons are to die for! We had rose petal ice cream with assorted macaroons.  The vanille and the cafe ones are good too!  CAUTION: prepare to pay a hefty price for these sweets.

The fashion of art

HM jacket, American Apparel lace body suit & high waisted pants, LV scarf, ASOS satchel

On a sunny Spring day in Paris, strolling amongst some of the world's greatest artists, sculptures, and artifacts.    One must not defile the city of haute couture and dress the part.  

Try dressing up light pastels with a summery scarf.  If wearing bright accessories, one must tone the color of your apparel with soft pastels or neutral colors.  You don't want to walk around looking like a Monet painting.

Lourve and Rodin, oh my!

When at the Lourve....

1. Get there early.  Make it the start of your day.
2. Highly recommend the Paris Pass.  It bypass you from the long lines.
3. Camera allowed! But no flash.  They really don't like it so turn it off.
4. There is currently a special exhibition for Spanish art.  NO CAMERA ALLOWED.  I made the mistake of not seeing the sign and got yelled it.  Oh well.
5. IT IS huge! Pick your top destinations and MAP it out before you start.
6. Our focus was the Denon and Sully wings: Greek antiquities, Roman-Etuscian antiquities, and Italian paintings.
7. The cafe in the Lourve is pricey BUT they have really tummy pain au raisin.  The best I've had!

Went to d'Orsay as well but no photographs allowed.  Less crowded.  However, there's a renovation right now so the exhibits were a bit scattered.

At the Rodin, beautiful gardens and statues.  It is about a 15 minute walk from d'Orsay.  There is a really really good macaroon shop owed by locals there that I will have to get the name for and post it later.  It is as good as Laduree and not as expensive.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In London, we...

We opted not to purchase the hop on hop off bus tour.  Rather, in ONE DAY, we visited the top sites using public transportation.  Here's some tips.

1. There's lot to see.  If pressed for time, mark all your top sites you want to see and map it out.
2. Number your top destinations, 1 being the most priority.
3. If in London for 1 day, buy 1 + 2 Zones tickets.  It is cheap and will cover all your top attractions.  You can use it on the bus or the Tube.

Theses places were visited using the bus route 11 from Liverpool St. via Victoria.  From here it passed all the hot places: St. Paul's Cathedral, Fleet St., Trafalgar, Parliament, Downing St., near Buckingham Palace, Strand.  We got off at Buckingham Palace and decided to opt for the Taxi.  It was too cute not to ride one!  From Buckingham, off to London Eye and Big Ben.

At Big Ben, took the Tube to the Tower of London and London Bridge.  Then, took the tube all the way to Baker St. where we visited Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.  Of course, a trip in London wouldn't be complete if we didn't visit the Beatles Store next door.

For our stay, we used Hotel.Com.  Got a really nice two bed room apartment that sleeps like 8!  It was in Bayswater and close everything.  Not to mention, next to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and Notting Hill.

Definitely need more time in London but for one day we saw 95% of everything.