Waterfront Style


There's something about being close to water that makes you feel free and relaxed. I live in a desert, so Tempe Town Lake is as close as I can get without driving several hours to California. When I hear the sound of the water and the wind blowing it makes all of life's stresses melt away. SONY DSC

I went and visited last week to take some fashion photos of my new favorite maxi dress from Bar III. This dress is the perfect shade of green, and it's so comfortable. I feel like it was designed for an elegant night on the waterfront. I accessorized it with lavender wedges from Shoe Dazzle, as well as metallic fringe bag, silver necklace and Tom Ford shades from Alixandra Collections.


Though it will be several months before I get to spend time on the Atlantic Ocean, my stylish time on the lake was enough to satisfy my cravings for the water.


Photos by Liz E. Studio; dress from Macy's; accessories from Alixandra Collections; shoes from Shoe Dazzle.

Red Carpet Favorites - 2012 Oscars

I'm glad that I got to see many of the nominated movies before the big award show, but watching Hugo and The Artist take home most of the awards took away a bit of the excitement. Not to mention, I didn't see too many dresses that were eye catching this year. So, it was pretty easy for me to narrow down my two picks for best dressed at the Oscars this year... In first place, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

Remember, how I talked about the comeback of the peplum? Well, here is proof that it's a worthy fashion statement. She looks completely adorable from head to toe.

In second place, Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.

Her choice of dresses are always unique and elegant. She carries the tone of "understated glamor" better than anyone out there right now.

Who were your favorites?

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Sunglasses - what's in and what's out? Ray Ban Originals have come and gone. Cat Eye sunglasses are the pick for 2011!

So where should you get a pair? Well, there are two groups of people...Group A - People who invest in a quality pair of sunglasses that will last a long time. Group B - The under $20 people that constantly lose, sit on and break their sunglasses. I am in Group B.

I'm usually all about quality over quantity, but I can't keep a pair of sunglasses to save my life. Anyone else out there?

So, here are some options for both groups...

Urban Outfitters is a great place to find trendy glasses under $20. I really like the Starlight Sunglasses ($14) in pale pink. They have a retro Palm Springs vibe that I'm really into right now.

Betsey Johnson has a fantastic pair of tortoise shell glasses for $65, and you can also find them at Urban Outfitters.

For the lovers of quality, high fashion sunglasses look no further than Tom Ford. You can have extreme, designer cat eyes for an investment of $360.

Celebrity images via The Vogue Diaries.