Category Archives: Fur

What to wear now

Items to wear this Fall are:

Over the knee boots

Sneakers

Oversized sweaters

Wine colored anything

Off the shoulder sweaters

Athletic hoodies & pants

Plaid

Oversized scarves

Ruffles

Velvet

Leather

Sweater dress’

Monochromatic top and pants or dress and duster

Tan pants

Pastel outfit with gray or black boots

Faux Fur

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+photo credit-pinterest, stylebistro

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Going for Old Hollywood

Old Hollywood reminds me of hair pinned up, bright lips, gold shoes and fur.  When I dress for a special occasion, just putting on a pretty dress is not enough.  I enjoy having a vision and this time my vision started with wearing a fur.  I didn’t own a fur, or any of my look but I get jazzed by the challenge of finding my outfit.  The fundraiser was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston for Jaden’s Ladder.  When I’m at a classy hotel, I like to dress the part.

The skinny on my look~

I found this simple brown DVF dress at a friend’s shop for $50!  The next thing I found were these gold and black sequence shoes from J. Crew.  Over time I found the fur vest on Ebay but with the shipping time, it would arrive with only 10 days to spare.  I really wasn’t sure if it would be perfect, but to my surprise it’s gorgeous.

I picked up the clutch on winter clearance at Lord & Taylor.  I chose it to tie the black and gold together with a bit of hard to play off the soft fur.  The last item I picked, which didn’t really end up showing is my gold and Swarovski crystal necklace.  But, I love it and am glad I bought it.  The symbol means, “double luck” in Chinese.’

Hair styled by Salon Sabeha, make up from Modern Priscilla, teeth whitening by Super Smile.

Dress $50, J.Crew Shoes $32 (clearance), Fur $75, Swarovski necklace $60 (outlet), clutch $28

Total cost $245

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Neutral Monochromatic Style

Monochromatic is defined as having or consisting of one hue or color.  Most people could handle as neutral monochromatic hue as they tend to be bright, yet soft and feminine, yet masculine.  I personally wouldn’t want to look at an entire primary colored room all day or everyday.  It would be too much for me to live in and feel very dark in the later hours.  The images below have several threads in common, they are clutter free, giving a pretty simple feel to the room, but all contain great texture within the same hue.  It takes focus and discipline to maintain a monochromatic room.
DIY chaise sofa.  This would work well for my spa room.  Twin size mattresses with simple frames and furniture legs.  Just add extra large pillows and lots of them. I love this whole style for upstairs loft idea!

We love this rustic, nature-inspired entryway. More ways to decorate with natural elements: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/seasonal/fall/decorating-with-natural-elements/?socsrc=bhgpin060213allwhiteentry

Colour love | Creamy, Earthy + Muted

I love this room
White Closet
Love!

Gray, Blue, and White
małe mieszkanie,47m w stylu skandynawskim,jak urządzic małe mieszkanie

pomysły na aranżację sypialni
Zdjęcie:  szare panele,jedwabna narzuta i futrzane poduszki na pikowanym łóżku

Cozy in White

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Image credits: pinterest

Holiday Gift Guide *Etsy*

When it comes to giving a gift why not give something handmade.  When someone is taking their energy to create a handcrafted good, I call it Art.  There is nothing I find more beautiful than when I know someone handmade a great gift.

white birch bark journal or guest book handmade - wood book -  rustic  woodland winter wedding gift - grey gray blue  - ready to ship

Birch bark Journal by Three Trees Bindry

Leather Candle Wrap with Layered Wooden Crosses Encrusted in Swarovski Crystals

Layered Wooden Cross Candle Corset by Fine and Funky Designs

Linen napkin set of 8 for Christmas day gift finds - gray white green or red natural linen fabric 18x18

Linen Napkins by Pillow Link

Drops Gold Necklace- Leather Necklace- Statement Necklace- Pearls Pendant- Fashion Jewelry- Hand made Jewelry- FREE SHIPPING

Gold, Pearls & Leather Necklace by LiatGiladJewellery

Gold Zag Tray

Gold Zag Try by Up in the Air Somewhere

Original Watercolor Painting- Birch Tree Painting "Skeleton Birches"
Original Watercolor painting by Pine Tree Art
Organic Hand knit Wool Blanket by Good Bye 1979
Bear Country Yarn Bowl
Ceramic Bowl by Inaeent
Crystal Cascade stained glass panel window
Crystal Stained Glass Panel by Barbara Stained Glass
OMBRE DUCK EGG blue antler geometric contemporary modern chevron arrow painted decorative stripe bone taxidermy decor art piece
Ombre painted antler by Zoo K Shop
18x18 Wolf Brown Black Faux Fur Decorative Pillow Set 2pcs.
Faux Wolf fur Pillows (set 2)  by Salvani

Great December Street Style

The key to great style is: Layering + Editing should = a well Balanced outfit
Street Style: Altyn in Chelsea
RED Plaid, black leggings and western boots~ perfect for the Holiday’s!
Andrea Kerbuski from Amy Creyer with a Michael Kors bag. Chicago, December 2011

Fur, Black biker jacket and flair jeans are the perfect

Emily Weiss Street Style

Classic stiletto black knee high boots~ how slimming with skinny jeans, a furry coat and chunky scarf ties this hot look together.

Giovanna Battaglia street style

When you wear a statement coat like this Leopard one, why wear anything but black underneath it!

street style...
Jeans, a sweater and army coat is dressed up high black knee high boots and fur.
WINTER STYLE inspiration: street style at NYFW F/W13'
You can wear your lighter weight clothing, just pair with black tights, booties, and layer on your puffer or wool coat and hat.  Pastels are huge this season.

Black and white balanced by the blue skinny jeans.  I love the over sized knit hat and wedge sneakers!

*Street style from the streets of NYC & Chicago. Pinterest photo credit

Dressing up for a cause

Last May, I attended the 10th annual “Benefit by the Sea” for Crossroads House in Portsmouth, NH.  Crossroads House provides a safe, transitional shelter and program that helps its residents move with confidence to stable and worthy housing.  It was an impressive event of beautifully dressed people and pretty touches all around.  As I looked around, some were dressed in formal black tie and others in slacks and the ladies were mostly in cocktail attire with some being more or less formal.

It was my first time attending, so when looking for my dress I went for a long classic style, but the fit was close and the color was nude.  I feel that if I attend an event, then why not go for it….have fun with it, be different and be on trend with a twist.

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Paired the dress with a vintage 3/4 length velvet coat with fur collar

DSC_1303Handbag was a hard coppery clutch that played off the gold colors and my skin

Shoes were black, gray and purple.  Large ring had beads of pink and purple.

Nails were in a gray putty.

The outfit was a big hit.  I felt a little ‘dressed up’, but that was what I was going for.  Next month we’ll be attending this wonderful event once again.  I’m thinking of going with a short dress or long and lace!

Oh Baby It’s Cold

I know what cold winter weather feels like, being born and raised in Alaska I know how to dress for the Cold!  We Alaskans know how to stay warm, mostly by wearing fur, down and wool.  Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors even if it was cold.  As and adult I still crave being outdoors, but now staying warm must be functional and fashionable!  Here are some Alaskan inspired parkas.

Inuit mother and baby in fur parka by glenbowmuseum on Flickr.

Inuit mother and child, Alaska, around 1903

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Growing up in Alaska spending time play in the snow while parents ice fish.

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A bit older, maybe 5 but this time I have on my homemade Alaskan fur parka to keep warm.

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Wearing my aunts full length parka, wishing I had my very own.  Beautiful!

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My son John, wearing a down snowsuit and me in my northface coat and fur headband while hiking.

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A good friend wearing her cousin’s Athabascan Alaskan parka.

If you are in need of a good looking parka, fur, wool, faux fur or down parka, here are a few of my favorites!

INUIT Eskimo Fur Hood WOOL PARKA  Large
Inuit Eskimo Fur & Wool Parka, Housewife Vintage $169
Mackage Trish Parka
Down & Fur Parka, Mackage $790
on hold Native Inuit WOOL ANORAK PARKA Fur Hood s-m
Inuit Wool Anorak Parka, Housewife Vintage $275

Thinking about  getting a   CANADA GOOSE  PARKA? THINK TWICE....  Unfortunately,   the trims   on these coats   come from   millions of trapped   fur-bearing animals   like coyotes. Animals   will suffer for days,  break bones   and teeth   trying to escape   from traps.   Some animals   will even   chew off their   own limbs.  NOT humane   or neccessary.   Please BOYCOTT   Canada Goose.

Kensington Parka 625 goose fill, Comes in 16 different colors, Canada Goose
Betty Coat with Faux Fur, Rachel Zoe $550
Down Coat, Dawn Levy $399