Friday, June 22, 2012

designer obsession: Maurizio Taiuti

Since I've spent the majority of my money funds this past month on moving into my new apartment, I treated myself to some window shopping at TJ Maxx the other day. Of course, that is not that place to go for window shopping because naturally, I fell 
in love with some of the most expensive pieces in the store.


Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, L.A.M.B., I was in heaven.

But the best part of being in purse utopia was discovering this adorable floral cross body bag!
I was sold.

I've never heard of the designer Maurizio Taiuti before so duh, I came home to Google and find out as much as possible.

All genuine leather purses, made in Italy, and the variety of styles was endless! 


The only issue I seemed to have was finding websites to purchase these purses (besides Ebay). I suppose that means I will just have to check back at TJ Maxx more often! That's just too bad.

If you like what you saw in this post, check out Maurizio Taiuti website for more designs & styles!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


There is a small second hand store about two blocks away from my apartment with a color block dress in the window. I have driven past it every day for the past week and imagined how awesome it would fit me, how the mustard yellow and grass green would both compliment my hair, and where I could possible wear it. 

 Today, it was gone.

And guys, I am having serious withdrawl.

Basically, if you took the cut of this dress:

Things Are Looking Uptown dress

Plus the pattern of this painting: 

Piet Mondrian

And replace red and blue with green and darken the yellow, and you get the color block dress of my dreams. 

I know, I know, that was probably the worst description especially since I was hoping to give a good enough visual for someone to comment saying, "Oh, I know exactly what you are talking about and here is the link to buy it!" Sadly, I know that won't be the case. But I won't give up, I'm on the hunt for the perfect color block dress & here are a few I like:

Martin Grant dress

Preen dress

Roksanda Ilincic dress

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

designer obsession: Matthew Williamson

Sometimes I find a designer I love so much, I spend hours daydreaming of a closet filled with their designs. Matthew Williamson quickly became on of those designers.

Ok, so upon further investigation, I'm just extremely late to the game on this one. Not only has this man dressed some of my favorite celebrities like M.I.A. and Kelis, but he has a collaboration with H&M!

I am dying.

Granted, the H&M line is 3 years old now, I just can't believe I haven't heard of him before. My best guess is because it's extremely most of his designs are waaaaay out of my price range, but just take a minute to get lost &

Matthew Williamson swimwear

Leopard print Swimsuit

Matthew Williamson shoulder bag

Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag

Matthew Williamson blouse

Silk Ikat Faze shirt

Matthew Williamson dress

Rust Belted Kimono dress

Matthew Williamson dress

Feather & Bead-Embellished Silk Chiffon dress

Matthew Williamson sunglasses

Retro Square sunglasses

So, you get the point. He is an amazing designer with a brilliant way of mixing futuristic and retro elements to make pieces that are insanely visually pleasing. However, I'm sure you noticed the hefty price tag. Not to mention, if wore any of this in Small Town, USA I'd get more crazy stares than I already do. That's why I was so thrilled that the H&M collab is more street appropriate but since it came out a few years ago, I'm having a hard time finding pieces!

Any of you lovely fashionistas out there have any information on where I could buy some of the Matthew Williamson x H&M collaboration? 

Friday, June 1, 2012

crazy for polka dots

Whenever I think "polka dots," my mind automatically jumps to the 1950s.

Lately though, as polka dots are emerging in the fashion world, I've been seeing lots of spotted garments with a more modern feel to them. Don't get me wrong, I love a good 50s style outfit, like this dress:

Maggie & Me dress

A dress like that can look good on anyone, but I like to be a bit more bold. So to go a less traditional route, you could most likely catch me rocking some of these polka dot looks:

Polka Dot & Stripe shorts

Zatchel's leather purse

Michael Antonio wedges

Catch A Glimpse pumps

Another reason I'm a huge fan of polka dots is because of the similarity to Roy Lichtenstein paintings. The post a few days ago definitely showed my love for all things pop art and wearing polka dots (especially in bright colors) totally makes me feel like a walking Lichtenstein. 

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