Monday, February 28, 2011

the wish list

There's still a chill in the air, and our necks are feeling left behind in the cold.  Trade out your boring black scarf for a brighter version.  We love how purple pops against any outfit.

Here's the list:
1.  c&c california, cotton/cashmere, $19
2.  gap, mini-floral, $19.50
3.  banana republic, chiffon petals scarf, $59.50
4.  net-a-porter, yves saint laurent, leopard-print scarf, $995
5.  j crew, wool gauze scarf, $55
6.  urban outfitters, feather print square, $28

Photo credits:
january jones leaving the daily show
olivia palermo leaving the peter som show, new york fashion week
courteney cox
sarah jessica parker
carey mulligan
mary kate olsen

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the celebrity style list

We just love this lady!  Olivia Palermo has the ability to make a could-be-boring black and white outfit, and makes it oh-so-chic by adding leather, frills, and, of course, fur!  We totally envy her style, and if your feeling adventurous, swap out the white buttons on your blouse for some black ones.

Here's the list:
1.  skirt, forever 21, faux leather skirt, $14.80
2.  skirt, esprit, originally $180, now on sale for $34.99!
3.  blouse, asos, tuxedo shirt, $53.79
4.  fur vest, nordstrom, kensie, $19.97
5.  bag, piperlime, big buddha, $90
6.  pumps, bakers, colie, $90
7.  ring, express, 2-finger ring, $29.90
8. bracelet, forever21, $4.80

photo credit: yournextshoes

Monday, February 21, 2011


If I had to pick one designer to wear for the rest of my life, it would be (and I say this without any hesitation) Oscar de la Renta. My heart beats a little faster whenever I see one of his gorgeous creations. The below video is enough to make me cry. Thank you Vogue, and of course, Oscar, for bringing me such joy on this cold, dreary day. 

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

the trend list

Here's the list:
1.  bcbg, lille perforated-leather clutch, $128
2.  zara, large clutch bag, $109
3.  macy's, bcbgeneration clutch, $42.99
4.  asos, leather portfolio clutch, $98.62
5.  urban outfitters, cooperative trompe l'oeil laptop case, $28
6.  urban outfitters, deena & ozzy, $99
7.  zara, buck skin clutch, $89.90
8.  zara, xl fashion clutch with studs, $149

Friday, February 11, 2011

the celebrity style list

Here's the list:
skirt, tulle, high waisted tiered skirt, $31.80 (on sale!)
wedges, nina, yaneli, $109.95
bag, zara, bowling with small handle, $39.99
blouse, asos, ruffle puff sleeve, $62.76
blouse, mango, on sale, $44.99
earrings, macy's, lauren ralph lauren, $32

photo credit: zimbio

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the wish list

The moment I buy a plane ticket, I start packing.  If not physically (usually have it packed weeks before), absolutely mentally.  I am thrilled to be heading towards frosty Minnesota to celebrate my wonderful mother's birthday in just a few short weeks.  Most of my winter coats have been left there (not much of a need for them here on the West coast), but what oh what shall I wear for my arrival?!  There will be some seriously cold weather greeting me as I step off of the plane! (Oh, I just can't wait for that bitter cold to hit me!  Seriously, it's sick, but I love it!)  As soon as I saw this picture of SJP shooting a new movie, I knew it was perfect.  If you are not in the cold now, I hope you all get the chance to visit somewhere chilly this winter!

Here's the list:
1.  zara coat, $89.99 (on sale!)
2.  llbean, town and field leather tote $149 (my personal policy is to buy quality, and you only cry once, but if you just can't swing it at the moment... aldo, $50)
3.  ugg, leather gloves, $95
4.  saks fifth avenue, ear warmers, $85
5.  hat, asos, $21.52
6.  topshop, luggage, $160
7.  zara, sunglasses, $9.99, now $7.99!

photo credit: us magazine

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Word List

So... as it turns out I am pretty nerdy. For Christmas, I asked for a dictionary. (Thanks Mom & Dad! What wonderful parents I have; for while they may have judged my choice of presents just a wee bit, they did as I asked!) My oldest sister gave me a book called Word Nerd, and I can't get enough of it. The rest of the family wasn't quite as impressed as I read random tidbits to them all Christmas day. Anyway.... I have decided to write down every word I don't know, and at a later time look up the definition.  Depressingly, the list is quite long. I mean really, really long.  I clearly skimmed over A LOT of words. And now, lucky readers,  I have decided to share my knowledge with you (I feel a bit like Ross Gellar right now.....Ah well!). Today's word?

-noun, plural doyennes
a woman who is the most respected or prominent person in a particular field.

Example: Anna Wintour is the doyenne of fashion.
Another Example: I want to be the doyenne of something, someday.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Designer Love

Kate Spade launched a tumblr profile, and we are pretty much obsessed. Reminds us that we must plan a trip to New York in the very near future. Last week she gave us a little behind the scenes footage of their new ad campaign. Love love love!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the wish list

Confession time: I used to work at J. Crew.  And not in the glamourous "I'm-Jenna-Lyons" way, but in the "would-you-like-me-to-wrap-tissue-paper-around-that-for-you?" way.  (Nine times out of ten, they did.)  But the great thing about working there: I greatly improved my wardrobe for half the cost.  The terrible thing about working there: half the cost still equalled the amount on my paycheck.  Womp.  Here at The Style Lists, we covet all things J. Crew, especially their collection pieces.  Sadly, though, we don't qualify for the discount anymore.

Here's the list:
1.  hooded cotton slicker, $128
2.  cashmere cacoon popover, $1200
3.  swing out slicker, $298
4.  cotton and silk-blend faille dress, net-a-porter, $250
5.  cutler and gross sunglasses, $420
6.  wool-blend box jacket, net-a-porter, $395
7.  zoe paillette-embellished shorts, net-a-porter, $150
8.  cashmere isabel sweatshirt, $228
9.  belstaff, new broad bomber jacket, $1195
10. i heart chambray shirt, $98
11. disco sequin silk chiffon jacket, net-a-porter, $495
12. naomi feather and sequin skirt, net-a-porter, $485
13. anda & masha hat, $140

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

the celebrity style list

Does anyone recognize the above picture of the adorable Bryce Dallas Howard? (Hint: our feature last month on bright coats!)  Miss Howard is clearly not afraid of color or patterns, and we love her for it!

Here's the list:
1.  peacoat, asos, textured cotton pea trench, $96.54 (on sale; hurry!)
2.  bag, asos, leather drop lock lady bag, $89.65
3.  dress, modcloth, clued in dress, $114.99
4.  pumps, bakers, sylvan pump, $79.95
5.  earrings, j crew, $39.50

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