Are you dreaming of calm ocean waters and tranquil beaches right about now? Well, so were many designers for spring. Hues of cool blues and aquatic-inspired accessories are sure to get you in the mood for the warm months ahead.



Everyone's Wearing

Seeing spots these days when shopping for denim? You aren’t alone. Leopard- print jeans are the hot new thing for spring and the supercool ‘Leopard Stiletto’ jean by Current/Elliot is the one I am seeing everywhere (they’ve been ‘spotted’ on Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore and Fergie, to name a few). The fi t is perfection, and I love that there are four different colors for those who want to make a bold statement or those looking for a more subtle look. Current/Elliott ‘Leopard Stiletto’ jean, $198, Available at Vie.


Nothing is more iconic than Coco Chanel wearing her Verdura cuffs. Check out their 2012 offerings March 30th at Neiman Marcus — In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite inspired pieces!



From the hot-pink front door to the lime-green whimsical wall covering and boldly patterned cushions found in the dressing room, guests of Pink Magnolia are welcomed by brilliant hues, reflective of the Lilly Pulitzer brand. The Ladue boutique is your one-stop shop for everything Lilly and more! Choose from chic fashions and accessories, unique gift items like stationery, coffee mugs, iPhone and iPad cases and a great selection of children’s items.

9810 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m • 997-6161



Trunk Show: IPPOLITA

One of my favorite jewelry designers, Ippolita, will be visiting Saks Fifth Avenue this month to meet with customers and showcase her beautiful collection of designs. Jewelry that is at once timeless and contemporary, with brilliantly colored gemstones set in golds, silver and rose–this show is sure to be nothing short of gorgeous.

Ippolita Personal Appearance and Trunk Show Tuesday, March 27, 10am to 2pm. Saks Jewelry, main level


Tiffany & Zoe

In honor of this year’s Academy Awards, Tiffany & Co. is devoting its windows at fl agship stores to Hollywood glamour. And who better to create these windows than the ever-glamourous Rachel Zoe? She has designed five different windows, each showcasing a particular decade and featuring Tiffany jewels that capture the spirit of the time.




I love my classic TOMS–they are super-comfortable and a great throw-on when running around with the kids. But sometimes they feel a liiiiiitle ‘crunchy’ for me (I’m a prep at heart). So imagine my excitement when I heard TOMS was launching its very own ballet flat. Available in nine different designs, they are comfort mixed with classic style. And with TOMS ‘one for one’ movement, not only do you look cute, you are always helping a child in need. - $74, Available at CHA boutique and Splash.