Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Trend? "Mid Century Froufrou"

Speaking of froufrou fabric, how stunning would a mid century modern chair, like this one from Crate & Barrel look recovered in the fabric from this absolutely lovely vintage chair from One Kings Lane?

Six years later, I still love OKL.

Long time no see.

Baby John "Hutch" posing for his KatesFaves debut 
A lot has changed since I last checked in. Namely, a husband, two kids, a house to decorate and no one to talk to (who listens/cares) about all of my home decor obsessions. So, I'm back!

I'm crushing on our new bedroom wallpaper from Meg Braff Designs.  As the "vintage palm" trend rages on, the elegant bamboo print is a perfect complement to the teak bed we found at CB2.

Now I'm on the hunt for some mid-century chairs that I can recover in an over-the-top floral (aka froufrou) pattern....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ahoy Mayey!

Genius! This Rib & Hull latex dipped canvas tote is perfect for the boat and comes in classic summer hues of yellow, coral, chocolate and ocean blue.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Better Late Than Never?

I'm completely behind the eight-ball on Havaianas, in general, but even more disappointed I barely missed the exclusive Missoni espadrilles that are already sold out!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Greige, the New Beige

I love the creamy quality of Deborah Lippmann's lacquer and thanks to Birchbox, I'm thrilled to finally don the perfect greige shade - Waking up in Vegas Nail.

Greige Defined: "A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe; Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fashion Week Envy

The Scoop app from The New York Times was updated today to feature all things Fashion Week. Sigh...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love to Mum

In honor of my "mum" and my dear friend with a funny accent, Danya, the "I Love My Mum" leather notebook by Smythson.

Day Dreaming...

Given the opportunity (and $1,500), I'd wear this Erdem stunner to just about every black tie this summer.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spring Planning

An absolute must-have for Spring - Anya Hindmarch's multi-colored raffia clutch with a sweet tassel on the side.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

You're a Beauty Editor? Me too!

After reading this article about hip Harvard Business School grads making waves in the fashion industry, I signed up for Birchbox, a monthly service delivering brand new sample-sized beauty products right to your door - for the low, low price of $10 (per month).

And, after receiving my third shipment this week, I can confidently recommend Birchbox and some of my favorite products so far: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Opal, Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint and NARS The Multiple in South Beach. Full-size versions are available for purchase from their site.

Most fun - the element of surprise - it's like Christmas every time your package arrives in the mail.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Homage to One Kings Lane

It's been a while, right? Well, it's been quite the year. Need I say more? A lot has changed; namely, my new found obsession with home decor. Once a "shabby chic" kinda gal, I've found my own sense of style, thanks to various home decor sites, but mainly, One Kings Lane (OKL).

Similar to other popular first-come-first serve online boutiques (RuLaLa, Gilt, IvoryTrunk, etc), OKL brings chic brands to the savvy masses by offering member-only deals on fabulous finds. What sets OKL apart is their Tastemaster Tag Sales, featuring drastically discounted pieces from top interior designer's personal inventory.

You must strike while the sale is hot, or you'll miss the boat on one-of-a-kind steals. I'm still stewing after missing this amazing Mike Mills print from Molly Luetkemeyer's tag sale last week. If anyone is listening, I would like this for Christmas. Good luck finding it though.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Patent Leather Pumps

I can admit it...there was a time when I judged those who wore florescent, patent leather heels. Blame it in part on height-envy, but also because I just wasn't ready for the trend.

Well, now I am. And these Kensie Girl heels in "key lime" from Akira are so fun and affordable, I may just win a bet and buy them.

Anthropologie, Oh How I Love Thee

I must hand it to the buyers at Anthropologie this season - for the first time (in quite some time) - I walked into the store and didn't shake my head in disappointment at their overly-whimsical collection of frilly dresses and crochet necklaces.

For those who know me well, this may sound a bit contradictory, as I can always count on Anthro to help satisfy my dress obsession needs in the summer. But this spring/summer, I will be making room in my closet (and budget) for many more obsessions, inlcuding this ensemble, created on

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lady in Red

This Bottega Veneta red twill dress with a delicate sweetheart neckline is an absolute head turner - which I will never own - but I'm on the hunt for an affordable look-a-like.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pretty in Hot* Pink

It's been a while, but finally, a pair of pink platform wedges have inspired me. I guess it's just the Snookie in me. Snooks, I'll see you at the club (just look up) in these Pela Wedges by Dolce Vita.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Help the Economy: Shop Online Today!

Yes, Black Friday sales were up 3% from last year, but that momentum is quickly slowing, so get those fingers ready...and shop online today for Cyber Monday.

The best deals will be on electronics, especially at Best Buy, Circuit City, WalMart and Amazon. If you're looking for apparel and accessories, try my favorites: Net A Porter, Piperlime, Bluefly and Lands' End (the best for parents' gifts).

And don't forget to help the little guy on Etsy, a hub for handmade wonders, or even better, a local boutique (online and offline).

Sunday, November 30, 2008

As Discussed...

Back in July '07, my very first Kate's Faves post featured a lovely birthday present from my dear friend, Robert. It just so happens that it's the same Comme des Garçons wallet featured in this year's New York Times Holiday Gift Guide. Thanks for making me hip Robby!

Even better, the flannel version of these Steven Alan bloomers also made the list.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Such a Sweetheart

I absolutely adore this look, and of course, the name - "Ric Rac On the Yacht Dress."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

There's a Lumberjack in All of Us

My second lumberjack-inspired purchase of the season arrived from Fred Flare last night and I'm oh so excited!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ain't No Sunshine...

It happened. I lost them. I'm devastated. Do I get the Tom Ford Whitney's or refuse to purchase pricey shades due to the inevitable future loss?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Shiny iPhone Gear

Now that I've fallen prey to my iPhone, I'm embracing the gear to protect it. These metallic cases from incase are fab.

Rock N Roll

Love this look from sass & bide. Minus the shoes.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My New Motto

Sass & Bide's Que Sera Sera, what ever will be, will be.

Thanks Jeff.

Pucci Does it Again, and Again...

I'm always drawn to Pucci's whimsical patterns and exceptional quality. This Harlequin Clutch is no exception.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall is Here

I love the detailing and lines of this RM by Roland Mouret wool dress from Net-A-Porter. So much so that I'm willing to accept it's fall.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Going, Going, Gone...

Hurry, before it's too late, this Diane von Furstenberg kimono wrap dress is on sale and quickly going out of season!

Jump Suit/No Jump Suit?

In all honesty, I've always wanted to rock a jump suit. How about this Marc Jacobs velvet number for my debut?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Knee High News

Jil Sander's new Pull on Knee Boot in light grey suade with a wood heel is perfection for fall.

Monday, July 28, 2008

No Explanation Needed

Bill Blass Flamenco backless blouse at net-a-porter.

Oh Oscar!

The leaf embroidery on this Oscar de la Renta dress is stunning and makes for the perfect dress for late summer weddings and soirees.