Rock a Shatter Pedi

As seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine April 2012 addition
5th's OPI version
I absolutely wanted to try a new fun color for my pedicure.  I came across this article in Cosmo magazine that showed how to make your own snakeskin toes with polish and fishnets. I took the easy way and went to the manicurist and we used a SHATTER polish by OPI. I used OPI called Black Shatter for the top and the base is OPI silver called Birthday Babe. Give it a shot! We are all overdue for a change!! xo, 5th  


Taste of the Lower East Side

Last night we attended a wonderful event benefitting the Grand Street Settlement. Dozens of restaurants from the lower east side came together for a tasting extravaganza to raise money to support the programs and services GSS provides to the low income residents of the lower east side. The food and drink were fabulous but we were looking for the fashionable set also in attendance!


Top Knot

Perfect knot via hautemamafaves
Lykke Li
Lily Donaldson
Top Knot Extraordinaire, Jessica Hart
More JH

Goody Spin Pin
I love the top knot. It's the perfect hairstyle for when the weather makes your tresses a wild mess or simply when you just can't bear to blow out or flat iron your hair anymore! All the gals above pull off the look effortlessly but no one does the top knot quite like Jessica Hart. Whether she's just running around or front row at NYFW, she manages to look polished with her high bun. I've got a lot of hair and have failed miserably trying to replicate this 'do using a bazillion bobby pins. BUT I just discovered these amazing contraptions from Goody that make doing a top knot so EASY! They are called Spin Pins and they look like twin corkscrews. You just roll hair into the bun and literally screw these babies in and viola!-instant top knot. xxj


Color Pop

Outfit ID: Shirt: Addison Heart. Blazer: Maje. Jeans: Rock and Republic. Handbag: Celine. Shoes: Chanel (old). Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. Jewelry: Pamela Love, Cartier, Alexis Bittar, YoYaMart, Denim Habit.


Floral Jeans

I LOVE the floral prints that are popping up everywhere this spring. I know at first they are a little loud, but honestly they are easy to mix and match! I am really digging this pair from Joe Jeans. Simply wear them with a white t-shirt and great sandals. These beautiful prints really add a pop to your casual basics. Give it a shot. I promise, you will not be disappointed! xo, 5th 


More F and F

Here you go!

Helmut Lang: 25% off. Promo Code: HELMUTFF 4/19-4/23
Cole Haan: 30% off. Promo Code: CHFF30 4/19-4/23
Land's End: 30% off. Promo Code: PICK30 PIN: 3022 Exp. 4/23


Friends and Family

It's that time of the year again! Just before the stores start to mark everything down to make room for the fall merchandise they hold a friends and family sale. This is your time to buy what you want, in your size and without having to pick through a crazy disorganized rack. Here is a list of who we know is having their Friends and Family sale now. We will keep you posted on other sales! xx j

Theory:  25% off your entire purchase. Promo code: THEORYFF 4/19-4/22
Banana Republic:  25% off your entire purchase. Promo code: BRCREATE 4/19-4/22
Ann Taylor and Loft:  40% off your entire purchase. Promo code: 40FRIENDS 4/19-4/22
Lord and Taylor:   25% off almost everything. 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Promo code: FRIENDS
Saks 20% starts online on 4/23 and in-store on 4/25. Pre-sale has begun! Promo code: FRIENDS

Wide Leg

I am so happy that the wide leg pant has re-emerged. I fell in love with these bold coral pants by designer Robert Rodriguez. They are on sale at Neiman Marcus for $177. Keep the wide leg look in mind as you do your spring shopping. Either wear them bold and bright like me or stick with the classic navy like Taylor. Happy Shopping! xo, 5th


Melancholy Yellow

Outfit ID- Jacket: Zara Yellow Blazer,  Top: Zara shirt (similiar), Pants: Theory (Old) , Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Hermes Birkin


Drop Tail Hem

Teresa, Porto at www.innperfection.blogspot.com

Monica Sors at www.mesvoyagesaparis.com
Zara T-Shirt with Front Pocket with Tail Hem
This season you will start to see skirts and shirts with drop tail hems (short fronts and long behinds).  This is a super trendy look, so if you don't mind wearing it only for one season, then I would make the investment.  It looks great when done right. I actually found this t-shirt at Zara for only $29.90.  If you layer it correctly like fashion blogger Teresa, then you will definitely accomplish the fashion foward look we all crave! xo, 5th


Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Alexa Chung in Chanel Cap-Toe flats @ coolspotters.com
Olivia Palmero in Penny Loves Kenny Cap-Toe flats
Chanel Cap-Toe Flats

Salvatore Ferragamo Flats 

Jimmy Choo Cap-Toe Flats
Flats have always been a spring staple, but this season they are making a big splash in bright colors with cap-toes that are either pointy or round.  I still prefer how Alexa Chung rocks them in the Chanel cap toe flat in all black. Olivia Palmero does a good job dressing her flats up with a cute mini for a night out.  Ferragamo and Jimmy caught my eye with their looks. I like Ferragamo's perforated printed leather incorporating his signature bow and Jimmy's glittery toe cap, but there are SO many to choose from this season. Happy Shopping! xo, 5th


Blake and Emily Cho

Blake Lively with Emily Cho Medium Folded Clutch in Aqua

Emily Cho Medium Folded Clutch in Purple $485
You remember the post we did on the Emily Cho Folded Clutch? Well, looks like we weren't the only ones to see the magic in the up and coming designer. Blake Lively was seen wearing the folded clutch in Aqua on a recent taping of Gossip Girl. Unfortunately, the aqua is not available until September but you can click on the link above and pre-order yours now. If you can't wait to get your hands on this amazing bag, the purple, yellow, pink and camel are available now on emilycho.com. xx j


Electric Picks

Electric Picks

I am in LOVE with the bracelets from Electric Picks. The designer, MJ Barton, hand selects the beads and vintage or custom designed guitar pick making each one-of-a-kind. I already have Gold Rush and Purple Rain and can't decide which one to get next! Currently, the bracelets are exclusively sold on  www.electricpicks.com. Get one now for a little "rock and roll for your wrist! xo 5th


Happy Easter! xo, Shoshanna Girl

Shoshanna Dress
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge Shoshanna fan. I absolutely love her swim suits and I truly believe her clothes make all women feel beautiful.  If you are not familiar with her clothing line, you must take a look. The fit of her clothes works for so many different body types and her pieces always make me feel comfortable and confident. On this Easter Sunday, I chose a dress from her Spring 2012 collection that can be found at Saks.  Stay tuned for a post on all of my favorite Shoshanna pieces. xo 5th

P.S. Outfit ID- Dress: A-line dress by Shoshanna, Shoes: Patent Leather Platform heels at Zara, Bag: Dolce and Gabanna (old), Jewelry: Electric Picks bracelet in Brights and Alexis Bittar cuff (similiar)


Spikes, Studs & Pyramids

The Great Kate Lamphear shot by Tommy Ton
Moi in Noir, Hermes and Fallon Studded Bracelets

1.   Tom Binns Protopunk Spike Earrings $99
2.   Eddie Borgo Small Cone Bracelet $525
3.   Noir Stack Pyramids Rings $55
4.   Hermes Collier de Chien Bracelet
5.   CC Skye Starburst Bangles $125
6.   Noir for LAMB Five Pyramids Ring
7.   Eddie Borgo 3 Sided Pyramid Cuff $350
8.   Fallon Spear Choker $215
9.   Mawi Pyramid Sunray Bangle $395
10.  Pamela Love Tribal Spike Necklace $207

I've always been enamored with spikes, studs and pyramids. Something about them speak to the secret bad ass biker chic in me :o) No one pulls off the look better than the great Kate Lamphear, Elle Magazine style director and universally revered style icon. Here's a shot of a few of the S, S and P I've collected and a collage of the some of the great pieces that are out there, just in case you want to channel the biker chic in you. xx j


Red Jeans

Blogger Weronika Zalazinska
Blogger Anastasia of Natbee's Fashion
Alice and Olivia red

Rag and Bone jeans

I just couldn't decide if the red jean look is over or not, so I decided to see what my fellow fashion bloggers thought and the vote is in, "This season is all about bright red jeans". I wore them out yesterday and they definitely made a statement.  I chose to pair them with Stuart Weitzman boots, a Stella McCartney handbag and Alexis Bittar cuff, but there is so much you can do with them.  I love how blogger Weronika wore them with an embellished blazer. For a different approach, Anastasia paired them with a camel cape. I guess this means don't put them away just yet! xo 5th


Grey Sunnies

Peony Lim
Linda Farrow Luxe 38 C10 Sunglasses $705 at Linda Farrow
Stella McCartney Full Rim Square Sunglasses $225 at Saks

Super The Basic Sunglasses in Grey Matter $139 at Karmaloop

MICHAEL Michael Kors Retro Sunglasses $99 at Nordstrom
Can't get over this shot of Peony Lim in Linda Farrow's Luxe 38 Sunglasses. She's looks the epitome of retro glam chic. The LFs are pretty steep at $705 so here's a few other retro glam chic options. xx j


Black Blazer

If there is one thing every girl needs, it's the perfect black blazer. It should be the most versatile piece in your closet. If it's the right one, you can pair it with anything, jeans, shorts, even a ball gown! It should cross from classic to trendy to everything in between with ease. I just picked up the Sandro Valseuse Blazer  and I seriously don't know how I styled myself without it! I've already experimented going classic with a just jeans and a white tee, did the trendy with my red jeans and a black top and tried it on with shorts, skirts, and dresses. Look for it in the outfit ID in posts to come! xx j