Monday, October 31, 2011

Witchy Woman

Happy Halloween! Do you get into Halloween and dress up? I usually do, but this past weekend I had the flu and was stuck in bed not being able to use my great costume idea {hmmppff!}. Guess it will have to wait until next year...

{shop the collection: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Plaid Story

Plaid was a major player at the fall runway shows, which is great for me because plaids have always been a favorite of mine. Here are a few of my favorite pieces...

{Runway: Rag & Bone, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon}

{Shop A Plaid Story: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Put A Cork In It

I stopped biting my nails about five years ago, and although it is sometimes a struggle to not do it, the payoff is BIG- manicures, and being able to buy cool nail polishes. Which is why I love Megan Miller for her "put a cork it it" nail polish bottles. They are 3-free, so you don't have to worry about all the nasty chemicals that often go along with nail polishes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flower Power

Dresses are my favorite category of apparel, hands down. So every once and a while I do some dress searching to see what great ones are available right now. In doing this, I saw that a couple of my favorite dresses had flower appliques. You can never go wrong with flowers... flowers are always in style...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lash Out

I made a mental note about a week ago to pick up a new tube of mascara because mine is running out. Then as randomness would have it, I read about Maybelline's Great Lash collaboration with Vivienne Tam, Tracy Reese, and BCBG. How did this awesome collab sneak by me? I just can't seem up- there are just way too many to keep tabs on! Well, now I want one because 1) I used to to work at Vivienne Tam and 2) because they are just so cool.

They still have them here so snap them up before they are all gone!

Bubblegum Baubles

I was feeling colorful when I put together today's bubblegum baubles from Pomellato. I couldn't think of a better way to brighten up your Thursday than with something shiny. Don't they make you smile?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What's In A Name?

Like a moth to a flame, I will forever be drawn to any sort of monikered piece of jewelry. I love these name necklaces from AzizaJewelry found on Etsy a few weeks ago. They are like tiny sculptural works of art.

Click here to shop

Monday, October 17, 2011

Double Take

I was drawing a blank on how to kick off my posts for the week when I came across this popsicle photo from OnoPops in Hawaii. The vibrant colors were all I needed to see the bright side of a Monday- inspiration can be found anywhere!

{shoes: mustard, orange/yellow, orange, red, purple}

Friday, October 14, 2011

His & Hers

When Mari of I am Dorkas brought these luggage love drawstring bags to my attention yesterday, I knew I had to shout out their amazing-ness to the world!

Not only are they practical, but they are insanely adorable, and I can't help but think about how they would make the perfect bridal party gifts for a destination wedding.

Shop for them here under the textiles tab

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

May the Force Be With You

I first came across Cursive Design's jewelry at the Renegade Fair in Brooklyn two Summers ago. The force in their crystal "forcefield"necklaces must be 100% legit because I have not been able to get them out of my mind ever since. Must buy one immediately...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Who's Pinning?

Pinterest is such a great place- a total candy land of images. Anything, and everything stylish you could ever want in life is just a search away. If you don't have an account, I suggest you sign up asap, you will not regret it- though I may warn you, it will take over your life!

Follow The Inspiration Files on Pinterest too!

Mini Monsters

I have been following Mini Parcel's mini monsters on Etsy for quite some time now. They always seem to be especially appropriate for Halloween, but I can't help but think how cute they would look framed on the wall in a child's room, or an office for a bit of whimsy.

Click here to shop the entire Mini Parcel line

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oh, Baby!

When I saw this runway shot of Kate Moss from the Spring 2012 Louis Vuitton show, I had a fashion moment- you know those moments when you just can't believe how unbelievable, or more amazing it could get?

Then when I saw she was rocking a supreme babydoll style dress, I beamed. There are some trends that I hope never go away- stripes, plaids, and babydoll styles always hit high on my list because despite them being trendy at the moment, I think they fall into the timeless classics category as well. Whether they are "in or out", I will {happily} continue to wear them with pride. Go babydoll!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Basket Case

I love the combination of wicker and plastic in these wastebaskets designed by Cordula Kehrer. You definitely will not be throwing your money away in purchasing these, they are fairtrade-made in the Philippines by the indigenous Aeta people.

Click here to shop

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Nature of Fashion

Fashion designers gather inspiration for their seasonal collections in a plethora of places. Miu Miu designer, Miuccia Prada, must have been spending some time getting back to nature. The moment I saw this sequin embroidered dandelion print on the runway it made me smile. Miu Miu is always about the sparkle- which is never wrong in my book.

Update: I just felt like adding the cotton one last minute....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fancy Feet

Opening Ceremony sure is setting the bar high in the world of collaborations. Just when you think they have done the ultimate, they come right back and offer up something even cooler. Such is the case with the K. Jacques x Opening Ceremony pairing. I love the bright metallic, and patent updates to the classic label.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summer Meets Fall

I feel like this ELLE France fashion editorial is the perfect segway from Summer into Fall. You can still feel the warmth of the sun, and possibly even sneak in a swimsuit here and there, but ultimately, cozy knits start to take over your wardrobe style.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Recently, I have been running into quite a few moments of sheer randomness. Moments where you know there is something much larger than yourself at work sending you small signs- you just have to be aware enough to notice them...

Such moments of coincidence have included: grabbing the last peach Snapple at the store, finding ten dollars on the ground after I had not been working for two months, a Craigslist search for a scooter where I actually knew the person selling it, and this Talking Heads song, that I have been obsessed with lately, coming on at the dentist's office while I was in the chair {I actually made the dentist stop and turn it up so I could revel in the total randomness of the moment}.

Do you ever have purely serendipitous moments?? I would love to hear...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Feelings

This week, I decided to do an extra Saturday post because it hit me that it is October 1st, and because I came across this really adorable image {below} and immediately felt the giddyness that Fall can bring.

It's a season filled with raking leaves, jumping in leaves, catching falling leaves, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, burgundy and copper hues, touch football games, cozy sweaters, and costumes. Cheers to a great fall season...

{original image}