Saturday, January 2, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Farewell Fingers! I truly hope that you don’t have some morbid image in your mind given the phrase “farewell fingers,” for that is the absolute last thing that I am trying to create. My proclamation has more to do with gloves – specifically fingerless gloves. Darlings, I understand that my digits must stay warm and toasty in cold climates; but I truly cannot stand the behind-bars inspired confines proffered by mittens and gloves that hold your hands captive from any and all movements. Aside from the fact that I refuse to leave the house without at least one cocktail ring adorning my fingers; as a serial texter I require the freedom to type away upon my BlackBerry at the drop of a hat. Thus it is no surprise that I would fall head over heels for a type of frippery fashioned with one’s mobility in mind…fingerless gloves!

Unlike typical hand accoutrements that bind; fingerless gloves protect one’s porcelain skin, while still allowing you to show off your magnificent manicure! American Apparel’s Unisex Acrylic Fingerless Glove is a must for the lady looking to share warmth with a cute boy. mark’s Warm Welcome Flip Top Gloves are absolutely perfect for the girl who can’t make up her mind! And there’s no question whatsoever about the fabulous factor served up via Free People’s dainty Suede Short Ribbon Gloves. Have you said farewell to fingers, kittens?

So You Want to Be a Fashionista… Darlings never before did I think these seven words would spill from my lips – especially given the fact that I’m currently on winter break, and far, far away from homework of all kinds; but…I want to go back to school! No, I have not lost my mind, or gone completely insane due to the holidays; I’ve simply become spellbound with a new type of institution for education…Fashionista University! As opposed to four-month sessions of headache-inducing history courses, or science classes that leave you with the urge to scream in frustration, the seven-week semesters at Fashionista University offer thrilling topics of study like Fashion Design 101 and PR Prep, both of which are taught by professionals in the industry who take you all over New York City’s Garment District on fashion-focused field trips, including a stop at the crème de la crème of stylish locations…New York Fashion Week! Tell me loves, don’t you want to be a fashionista?

Lock Me in Your Heart I will admit that it’s really no surprise. I never truly expected to receive an original Tiffany Key Pendant Necklace given their exorbitant prices. And even if I had, I would be too frightened to wear it out of the house; riddled with worry of something happening to it, or losing it altogether. That, however, has not freed me from my utter adoration of key pendants. Darlings, keys, especially those of the skeleton variety, are an important piece of the feminine mystique package. They cast an enigmatic, perplexing glow upon your person, and make those around you question your motives in any and all situations; whilst adding a touch of hush-hush haute couture to your accessory collection. Hence the reason why, regardless of the Tiffany name – or rather, lack thereof – inscribed upon my trinket, I refuse to forgo the style; instead searching for similar designs that will provide me with the same type of evasive elegance as the original.

It is impossible not to become entwined in the rustic beauty brought forth via Forever 21’s Antique Key Charms Necklace. Sophistication is abound when accoutered with the Zad Love Locked Key from Lulu’s. And so much as attempting to resist the vintage flair of the Antique Skeleton Key Necklace is absolutely out of the question. Who will you be locking in your hearts?

Double Trouble Kitty cats, if you hadn’t already noticed, I am an individual completely obsessed with nail enamel! Resisting the nail polish aisle when shopping, even for the most blasé of items, is completely beyond my comprehension. I simply adore finding new shades to speckle my fingertips, and would not at all be happy without my weekly color changes. But I digress; the one downfall of my lacquer lust falls solely on the need for a clear top coat. Having to pay for a bottle of something that is virtually invisible is such a frustration – especially when that money could be better spent on an abundance of au courant hues. Hence the reason why Np2 is today’s infatuation du jour! Two bottles – one clear, one in your desired color (I fancy Addition and Positive Integer myself!) – come packaged separately, yet in a form that clicks together to create a little package perfect for creating pretty nails in an instant! Even better is the fact that the top coat is chip resistant, meaning less touch-ups! Ready for a bit of double trouble?

Back to Black Oh my lovelies, time and time again I have attempted to divert myself from black handbags; to add a splash of color into my accessory collection via hot pink or pristine white hues. But such wardrobe additions are simply not in the forecast for me. Black will forever be a classic color that maintains one’s regality while being fully trendy at the very same time courtesy of elegant embellishments and sinewy aesthetics which establish personality and spruce up one’s ensemble in a heartbeat.

Rebecca Minkoff’s Love Letter Satchel is an absolute essential for the girl about town looking to add a pinch of punk chic to her person. Channeling one’s inner boho belle is an absolute cinch when carrying Cleobella’s slouchy yet sophisticated Brixton Rock Bag. A glamorous night out with the girls is far from complete without the added edginess of Forever 21’s Studded Quilted Clutch. And please don’t even contemplate leaving the house without Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Petal to the Metal – Natasha Flap Crossbody Bag in tow, for it is the true life of the party, and contributes a bit of whimsy to one’s wardrobe! What about you my loves? Do you forever go back to black, or is your handbag collection full of kitschy color?

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to We ♥ It and Fred Flare for the pictures.

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