style lust.

Okay, so I know featuring Olivia Palermo again is a little overkill, but this girl is a serious style over-achiever.  I am dying over this amazing dress she wore to a recent 'Couple of the Year' event with her new beau in Hamburg, Germany.  She looks absolutely stunning and oh-so-chic in the white chiffon Marchesa with simple, understated hair and makeup. I'm obsessed with the gorgeous beaded neckline...and (let's be honest) Johannes Huebl is a pretty dapper accessory as well...congrats to the happy couple!

Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images Europe via StyleBistro

glamorous inspiration...

 Image via Sunshine On A Cloudy Day.

Photo courtesy of Eddie Ross window styling for Elle Decor. Quote via Design2BBeautiful. Image above by In Good Taste.

coral rouge.

Now that the weather is perking up a bit, I'm absolutely loving the pop a bright corally-red nail brings to just about any outfit.  Here, Olivia Palermo shows how a simple red nail can lend a happy splash of color to a more muted palette of black and denim.  Ever since I was little, I have always opted for vampy red nails (was never a fan of the typical girly bubble gum pink), and leaning towards a coral-toned version instantly updates the hue for Spring (not to mention it will compliment those punchy neons that are popping up everywhere!).  I also love how fresh this color looks with nautical stripes and white jeans...grab some classic Ray Bans and you will certainly be exhibiting some great taste this season...

Image via The Glitter Guide (via MusingsinFeminity and PoorLittleRichGirl)

Try Essie's "Flirt" or "Coral Reef," or OPI's "Cherry Red" to brighten up those nail beds! Keep nails short and squared off to avoid looking too vamped up - bold hues on long nails are never a good combo!

Essie's "Flirt"

spring has sprung: good taste wish list

With the daffodils peeking through and the Cherry Blossoms already in bloom, it's safe to say that I have a serious case of Spring fever!  Not to mention, I'm going crazy over all the amazing Spring lines that keep popping is a little wish list of bright finds that are making me stir-crazy for sunny weather!

put some spring in your step with nudes + neons

This Spring, it's all about the pairing of soft neutrals with pops of bright neons.  For those who don't want to end up with a closet that glows from the inside, try utilizing this trend with fun flats. Ballets are always a great addition to your collection and the fun neons are a great way to add a pop of color without having to commit to an investment piece that may strain the eyes a few years from now (although I believe that you can never go wrong with bold, unexpected color!)...

The Inspiration:

Photo via Elle Tumblr Blog

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 via Choosy Syle
Donna Air in Burberry Prorsum via ST Cafe

Glowing Finds:

1. Topshop flats. 2-6. J. Crew flats.

flirty finds for valentine's!

Hey there, Valentine! Looking for that finishing touch to glam up your V-Day?  Opt for a flirty headband courtesy of one of my favorite sites,  With fabulous 'french poufs', glitzy shoe clips and bows that scream drama, takes accessorizing to a new level with a bit of tongue-in-cheek glamour.  Keep all eyes on you (including his) with a fabulous hot pink find like the Pop Flower pin or the Two Tone Satin Sash headband.  Whatever you choose to "be yours," you'll certainly have more than one secret admirer after a prance in a pretty!

All photos courtesy of

good taste resolution: start saving with style!

With each coming new year we seem to gain new experiences, new friends, and new decisions to better ourselves for the road ahead.  As we embrace 2011, during these lovely economic times, we could all benefit from the resolution to start saving more (my least favorite thing!).  As always, gorgeous designer temptations always seem to break the bank, so I decided to dig deeper and see if it really is possible to still look polished and put-together on a serious budget. With a little creativity and some great resources for fresh finds, I think it just may be possible...

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