Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I am officially obsessed with Deborah Lippmann's Stairway to Heaven nail polish. Must. Buy. Immediately.

Click here to purchase

Jing- A- Ling

I love Christmas music, so I am pretty excited people are now playing it all over the place. Yes I could stand to go without a few {Christmas Shoes anyone?} but for the most part, I could listen to them over an over again.

If you have your shopping situation in check, and have moved on to the wrapping phase- here are my Top 10 Christmas Songs to get all festive with... and if not, they are fun to sing along to just the same. Enjoy!

{listen to songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Animal Attraction

Apparently, spiky hedgehogs and armadillos are the animals du jour. Both Kate Spade and Anthropologie pay some respect to the often forgotten creatures this holiday season.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Daily Inspiration

I saw these words printed on the front cover of a journal at Barnes & Noble yesterday, and I thought it would be nice to share some inspiration. Once again, everything looks pretty AMAZE with the hipstamatic app!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Finding the perfect boot can be a daunting task, to say the least. You want something that is quality so they will last a long time, but you also want them to have maximum wearable since boots are so crazy expensive! Which is why I think these convertible boots from Juicy Couture are just the ticket, because you can wear them two ways... plus, they are currently on sale!

Click here to shop

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a ton to be thankful for on this lovely turkey day...

Happy Thanksgiving from The Inspiration Files!!!

{shop Thanksgiving: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

Watch Yourself

Chris Benz clearly knows how to show us what he's working with- his collaboration with Movado is painterly chic, and utterly cool. I'll take the purple one please!

{click here to shop}

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Desperately Seeking Bobby

Isabel continued...

Every Holiday season I get asked for a Christmas list. This is mostly in part because I am {apparently} so darn difficult to buy for- really? Well, I always have two lists- the attainable and the golden wish list. The golden wish list is a compilation of items that are pretty much out of the price range. This year it includes things like a new Macbook Pro, a trip to Cuba, and these Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers from Spring. Aren't they insanely adorable?? Ahh, a girl can dream, right?

Bel Of The Ball

Isabel Marant is fashion's golden child- she really can do no wrong. I mean, just look at how effortlessly cool her Spring/Summer 2012 collection was...

{all images found here}

Friday, November 18, 2011

Travel Buddy

As December quickly approaches, I realize I really need to start looking for a ticket back to New York for the holidays before they get astronomically more expensive. Mental note- must do that this weekend!

In the meantime, I recently found a travel bag that would make traveling a whole lot easier- and stylish. Enter the Indiana Leather Adventure duffel. I guess it is technically supposed to be a man's bag, but come on! It is totally classic, and I am always down for an old school doctor's style tote.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Muppets

It was a struggle to get a post up today. I have been ridiculously busy at work with the upcoming holidays just around the corner.

However, I thought of this post and was so excited about it, that it just had to be done! Does anyone else have the intense need to go see The Muppets Movie this Thanksgiving?? I do, I do! Here are my favorite furry friends teaming up with OPI for some knock your socks off nail polishes.

Click here to shop the whole collection

Monday, November 14, 2011

Go Go Lucky

I have awesome news.... I am honored and proud to say that I am officially part of the Lucky Style Collective! Lucky and I go way back- to its launch in December of 2000, to be precise. Over the years, Lucky has been like no other magazine. Serving up original content with a grass roots, organic feel, and because of this I have put them high on a pedestal. Only good things from here on out...

Check out my profile here along with the rest of the Style Collective


This whole post is based around these DSquared2 ice skate boots. When I first saw them, I could not believe how unreal they were... and at roughly $1,800, they have been selling out all over the place. I really need to see someone wearing these stat!

Then there's the other feeling I got while putting this post together, and that's the whole Serendipity NYC Central Park ice skating feel. It brings back images of snow falling in New York, and that magical feeling that anything is possible. I miss NYC a bit...

{shop Skateaway: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

Friday, November 11, 2011

Trade Secrets

L'Occitane has been working to create economic development in the African country of Burkina Faso since 2006- women here produce the company's organic shea butter. Most recently, L'Occitane has created these limited edition collections based on traditional African textiles to honor specific villages and tribes.

Click here to shop before they are all snapped up!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Color Combos

As a girl who loves color, I always have and always will be drawn to the bright perfection of neons. I love how these pieces pair neon & nude as almost to downplay the bright appeal and make it extremely wearable.

{image, 1, 2, 3}