We all know that over the years our society has gotten rather casual with its dress code. And although most hard working 9 to 5'ers may no longer have to sweat it out in a suit, proper business attire is still a requirement whether you wear jeans or opt for business casual. While looking presentable in a work setting may seem like common sense to most of us, there are some special people out there that need an intervention. Because the last time we checked, looking like you are going to drop it like its hot on the dance floor with a pair of see through shorts and stilettos that require a wheelchair, is not what you call appropriate by any means.
If you can't make it to the beach this summer, bring the fun in the sun inside and enjoy a Beach Bum cocktail. And this way, you won't have to worry about getting sand everywhere!
2 Parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire
½ Parts Cointreau®
½ Parts Maraschino Liqueur
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with grenadine and garnish with fresh mint.
It can be said that nobody knows the color red better than Christian Louboutin as their soles paint the town with every step. . . and now, your fingers and toes can too. Louboutin Rouge, their newest accessory, takes us back to the beginning when a spontaneous use of polish put the finishing touch on a simple pair of stiletto pumps. Not only is this polish the perfect shade of red but the bottle speaks for itself. Designed to match the stiletto heel of the Lynch Ballerina, the highest heel (and impossible to walk in) in the Louboutin collection, is yet another whimsical touch that stands out in a crowd. $50 at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks and other various retailers.
“The red sole was born from red nail polish. I am giving back to beauty what the shoes took from the nails many years ago.” –Christian Louboutin
While $50 may seem like a bargain compared to the price of their shoes, the thought of actually paying $50 for a nail polish blows our mind. Especially when there are plenty of perfect shades of red to go around and for a lot less. . .
butter LONDON Pillar Box Red Nail Lacquer, $15
OPI Big Apple Red, $9.50 at Ulta
Essie Nail Polish Lacquer - Lollipop, $8.50
Maya Brenner was the first to make wearing your state with pride the thing to do with her simple yet chic state necklaces. But now thanks to Three Jane NY, you can take your love for your land one step further with a Google Maps like bauble which zooms in on an exact address. From college to your favorite vacation spot, you now have a new way to always keep those places close to your heart.
Each pendant is engraved onto a silver charm, plated with a color of your choosing (14k gold or sterling silver) and marked with your location using a small diamond. Prices range from $150 to $175 for custom orders.
P.S. You can make your piece extra special by engraving a note on the back for an additional, $15. Worth it!
The son of a butcher turned fashion mastermind, Roland Mouret is a celeb favorite known for his curve hugging silhouettes and Parisian sensibility. He launched his namesake line in 2006 and since has been adored by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel-Timberlake, Heidi Klum and everyone's favorite real-life Disney Princess, Kate Middleton.
This August Roland Mouret, in collaboration with mainstream retailer Banana Republic, will offer a 27 piece capsule collection inspired by the City of Light. And now with prices from $49.50 to $165, you too can fall in love with the magic of Roland Mouret.
The collection hits stores August 7th.
images: Banana Republic