Super Style Wishlist: Italy & Miu Miu & Black & White… Oh My!


During my recent trip to Italy, I passed two different Miu Miu storefronts, one in Florence & another in Venice.  The brand has been on my mind lately, especially after seeing the gorgeous window displays of the luxury designs, as well as seeing an image of Oscar nominee, Rooney Mara, at a recent press event in Berlin, promoting her career-making film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, wearing a Miu Miu design.

However, I wanted to check out some of the latest styles from the brand & fell in love with these black patent leather t-strap platform pumps ($1981.00) available @Bluefly.  They’ve been reduced in price from their original $2467.00 tag, but are still a little out of reach for me.

Black & white never goes out of the style & even though I don’t own or wear t-strap shoes, I can see these perfectly paired with a number of different looks.  While the weather is a little chilly, the patent leather would pop against an opague tight with an art deco-inspired sheath dress.  Also, these are darling for a cocktail party in a halter dress, or even for a more polished affair with a pencil skirt & cardigan- very sexy librarian!

Do you have your eye on a Miu Miu piece? Do you like t-strap shoes? What would you wear these with? Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: Ciao Style Darlings, From Italia!


Ciao Style Darlings! My time in Italy is coming to an end, but I wanted to share a little something from my trip.

A few days ago the weather was particularly gorgeous, for it being January & all, so I took a stroll along the Arno river, wearing my favorite sweater dress with cable knit panel ($22.50) in green.  Also, I’ve been leaving my footprint all over Florence in my boots from Payless.

Additional favorites include my leggings from Target, as well as flats boots & another sweater tunic.

I should also mention that I’ve made a few trips to the local H&M, finding such affordable fashions, including a green short-sleeved dress. As it turns out the conversion from Euros to U.S. currency wasn’t pro-budget, but there were dozens of other sale items that I’m bringing back with me from the international retailer.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is my travel day, & then I’ll be waking up on Sunday back on Long Island, reacquainting myself with all the shoes in my closet that I’ve been missing.

Hope everyone’s having a stylish 2012 so far! Ciao! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: A Sequined Cardy!


While the latest issues of Marie Claire, Vogue, & Elle are riddled with what’s hot for spring, I look outside to see gray skies & snowflakes falling, which will certainly continue on for at least another month. I’m torn between wearing my cute suede flats or the new faux fur-lined boots that I bought for my recent trip to Italy. But chunky boots it is, just to safely exit my house for the daily task of heading to the office. I’m definitely not thinking about a lightweight floral dress, a charmeuse cami, or pastel belts. I do love the idea that sandals are supposedly just around the corner, because this means that warmer weather is on the horizon- at some point at least.

On the days when I’m snowed in, shoveling out the driveway in my suburban neighborhood where streets are unplowed, I’m consoled to know that I can save some money by not trekking halfway across town to check out the latest sale items at H&M. However, the sometimes deadly thrill of the hunt inspires me to click, click, click away to see what’s going on at some of my favorite retail websites. Before I take a look at any of the new & regular priced merchandise, I always hit the sale section & here is an item that just can’t be missed!

Perhaps when you’re not into wearing a structured jacket, a sequined cardigan will do the trick to finish off your look. This is simply a must for any pencil skirt or patterned trouser, making your look ready for happy hour, yet still subtle enough for the daytime. A simple pair of studded earrings or pair of dark denim jeans turns casual into chic with just a cardigan.

This Beach Sand Heather cardigan was $69.00 & is now $59.99 at Ann Taylor LOFT, but you can get an extra 50% off taken at checkout, plus FREE SHIPPING on all purchases $125 or more- no code needed.  It comes out to about $30 for the one item, which is a great deal on something that can you can wear any time of the year! This cardigan is also available in Dark Grey Melange

If you sign up for their free emails, you can get notifications for all the best sales & discount codes on items every week!  This comes in super handy for birthdays & the holidays at the end of the year! 

**NOTE: The selected links are additional suggestions & not items that I actually own, although I would very much like to! Happy Styling!