Sunday, January 29, 2012

On My Transition List

With the weather acting crazy and throwing us all into a virtual Spring- I have been eyeing up lighter options to sprinkle into my wardrobe. So oddly enough... these items are on my list for February. They are buildable, layerable and will transition from Winter to Spring easily:

Splendid Vintage Heather Active Motorcycle Jacket

Hudson Ferris Flare

Bailey44 Very Thought Of You Top

Vince Trouser Jeans

Alice + Olivia Barret Blouson Top

Big Buddha Courtney Bag

Parker Sleeve Tie Dress

Wanted Myrtle Oxfords

Enjoy your transition!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Save Face

Every new season brings on the need to update "my look" may be slight or blatant, but by the time the present season ends, I itch for a new me.  It may be a haircut or a change in color. But a less permanent way is Make-up.  The perfect enhancement. A new lipstick in a bold color, or an eyeshadow color to reflect the fall/summer/etc.  Allure magazine is always chock full of goodies and fantastic ideas.  I gleaned a few items from their latest issue that I think I may have to try myself.  I am a little tired of my daily routine and ready to save my face....

MAC Lipstick in Morange

Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Burnished

Essie Nail Polish in Splash of Grenadine

NARS Lipgloss in Super Orgasm

Chanel Illusion D-Ombre Fantasme

Update your look and Save Face

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Etsy + Vintage = Micslovespink

It's no secret that the expert online shopper is well aware of  There you will find tons of clothes, jewelry, shoes, home goods and more from independent and up and coming designers and stylists.  What I really love about Etsy is how easy it is to find vintage pieces and new peices with a vintage feel.  Items look one of a kind- so there's hope of not having the embarrassing run in with your carbon copy. 

One way to kick up your ensemble is to add a nice piece of jewelry, a fabulous brooch or necklace can send an ordinary outfit into the realms of extraordinary.  Take a look at some of the pieces from Micquels Maddness Clothing...

Lizard Brooch

Bow pin

Vintage Cameo

Deer Brooch

Green & Cream Pendant

Online Etsy store:

Happy Etsy shopping!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Come Into My Bedroom

So I found my dream bedroom decor a few months back.  I guess you would call it- Vintage Hollywood.  I had a collage of pictures saved and wanted to take details from each and make my own...put a little Michelle spin on it.  I shopped at major furniture retailers and discount furniture stores to find the perfect combination. I obsessively stalked higher priced items until they went on sale.  It took a little patience, but it paid off.

I'm still working on it- still have the window panels to put up, wallpaper for the main wall and the task of finding the perfect stand to hide all of my tv accessories...oh and the catch is to find a tv stand thin enough so I can still open my closet door. 

This is how it's coming along...

These are my inspiration photos...

And these are my photos...

These's more shopping to do! To be continued....


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Letter to Spring 2012

Dear Spring 2012,

      I am eagerly awaiting your arrival.  Thought the winter so far has not been bad, I still long to feel your warm embrace.  I look forward to wearing flowy dresses, crisp whites, florals, platform heels and bright colors too!  I do hope you decide to come early, it would be a nice surprise.  But I won't take it personally if you delay. 
     I will be preparing for your visit, looking for spring jackets and sweater coats to replace my heavier ones.  No pressure....but ask your Friend Summer if she will be making an appearance too!


P.S. I've enclosed some of the looks I hope to be wearing, or at least getting inspired from...xoxo

Alice + Olivia

10 Crosby Derek Lam



Banana Republic

Rachel Zoe

Rebecca Minkoff

Burberry Prorsum

Louis Vuitton

Till we meet my friend...I will be waiting...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Dreaming of The City By The Sea

Atlantic City, NJ- the getaway of the wealthy- at least it used to be- now all of us can soak up some sun and frolic on the beaches. Not to mention all the yummy boardwalk food... Taffy, ice cream and pizza!  Even though summer feels like a lifetime away we can still benefit from the Jersey Shore. During the winter months it can be just as fun too.  Tons of fabulous stores to shop, great restaurants to dine at- many which originate from New York City too!  A great outlet spot and night clubs in most of the hotels, not to mention Jay Z's 40/40 club, which hails from NYC as well.

Luck does not have to be a lady here!   You dont have to be a gambler to enjoy the AC scene.  Take a look at what you have been missing if you have not been here!

The Boardwalk

Boardwalk Shops

The Tropicana

The Pier Shops

Jay Z's 40/40 Club

The Shore

Atlantic City NJ

The Jersey Shore and Atlantic City is not just for Summer!