It's been a good — no, great — week for Topshop. After all, the long-awaited NYC store finally opened to the public. To continue the hype is this cute-as-a-button Topshop Leather Chain Handle Cross-Body Bag in Turquoise ($50). There isn't a thing I don't love about it. The tiny size, the chain handle, lovely color, price, and the fact that it's cross-body, make it nothing short of Fabworthy. Throw it on over a cute floral dress or denim cutoffs for maximum sweetness.
I am trying to track down a duvet cover/comforter that I saw on an episode of Dexter. I have exhausted the web and searched everywhere, but nothing. The duvet is a turquoise/teal blue with a gold iridescence to it. I would like to find it or something similar. You can see the duvet cover around minute 1:55 in this YouTube video. If you have any advice on what I can do to locate a similar duvet, I would really appreciate it.
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Unleash your inner adolescence this Spring with colors from the blue lagoon. These ocean-inspired hues give off the perfect breezy, carefree vibe. Kristen Bell knows what's up. Check her out looking like a modern-day mermaid in a tiered Carlos Miele frock. There's a ton of hues to choose from so dabble around. Personally, I'm a turquoise gal, but cobalt blue comes in as a close second.
Statement necklaces have had their hurrah the past couple seasons, but there's a new kid in town: eye-catching earrings. I already have a few pairs in my jewelry box, but these Lisa Stewart Turquoise Hoop Earrings ($154) are too good to pass up. I'm enamored with the bright turquoise beads but the price is a little too hefty for me at the moment.
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If this Diane von Furstenberg Delph silk top ($120, originally $200) brightened your day like it did mine, I suggest you pounce on it. The bigger news is Net-a-Porter is having its midseason sale. Already? Yeah, that's what I said. But who's complaining? Peruse favorites like Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc, and Matthew Williamson, and try to resist — I double dog dare you.
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True, turquoise is associated with Summer breezes and Mai Tais. But I'm all about the unexpected. Rebel against the season and don shocking turquoise. I guarantee it will liven your day, and the person across from you on the bus. Resort wears are in full force so there's an abundance of this bright hue to cure your mood.
I'm totally infatuated with Project Runway season five winner Leanne Marshall's final collection. I loved how the palette was so restrained, just neutrals and a gorgeous turquoise; it really let the sculptural shape of the clothes shine. And although the collection did have an architectural quality, the pieces were still full of movement, with pleats that fluttered like a flock of birds bursting into the air.
I thought I'd see if I could capture the essence of the collection with a few home furnishings, and as usual, I was able to come up with some inspired finds. Not only did I discover a range of products in the same palette, but I also came across a handful of pieces with similar sculptural pleats, folds, and curves. To see for yourself, read more
I love a good plush seat, but sometimes I can't help but sacrifice comfort for good looks. And, that time is now. The Antique Ebonized and Turquoise Silk Chairs ($1,300 for pair) from Paris Hotel Boutique don't look one bit comfortable, but they're just so ravishing. I think it's the juxtaposition of the contemporary turquoise Dupioni silk with the 1900s ebonized and gilt design. I imagine the chairs were originally upholstered in a fussy floral, but the lack of pattern here really lets the chairs' beautiful shape shine. I'd set them at the heads of a dining table, paired with some basic black Louis XV chairs, or station one in a quiet hallway to provide a pop of color.
Too much of a good thing? That question came to mind when I looked at this Julie Haus Boardwalk Dress ($355). I like all of the individual elements — the buttons, pleats, sweetheart neckline, and the bright blue color — but the combination of it all looks strange and too busy. What do you think?