“I Believe In Pink” ~ Audrey Hepburn

I blame you (and Audrey Hepburn) entirely for this post, Blog Reader.  Having read all your lovely comments on my black BCBG Max Azria Essential Knit Dress (thank you!) I couldn’t resist this pink, short-sleeved version in the BCBG sale, prior to all my travels this summer.  There are some lovely pieces in the sale – if you want to get in early on metallics for fall how about this sequined pleated skirt or if you, like me, have a few weddings to attend this summer, what about this teal evening gown?

I took the dress you see me wearing here to Austin, Texas last month and wore it for a weekend brunch in the city.  The legendary Driskill Hotel had a great cafe / bakery that is perfect for wiling away a few hours (if you visit, try the ATX City Burger) and a walk around 6th Street revealed some of the more gritty bars and clubs that Austin is also known for.

I’ve written about pink before – there is most certainly something about this colour that gets my back up which is likely its association with a fluffy kind of ‘with-bows-on’ femininity*.  Having said that I like pink with black, also pink with gold too – I’d be interested to hear how you play with pink, Blog Reader…

Another question I have today concerns these high-low styles I am seeing everywhere right now.  I’ll not lie, at first I hated how this looked. The style grew on me (it’s a nice twist for skirts and dresses in particular this year), although I only own two pieces…  Who else has a high-low style, skirt, top, dress, other?

I’m now off to get-my-margarita-on for a Cinco de Mayo party.  My friend Lani, queen of cocktails, has the perfect recipe for a St Germain margarita here on her blog.  Pass the tequila…!  See you on Monday, Blog Reader! xo

Wearing: BCBG Max Azria Donesa Essential Knit High Low Dress; Cuff from H&M; Glasses, GUESS; heels, Nine West.
*You know I rebel by putting harnesses on everything, Blog Reader.

StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Liat Ginzburg

One of my style resolutions for 2012 was to work harder at finding accessories to compliment the way I dress.  I’ve talked before about not being a huge accessories fan; I’m quite simple in my choice of clothes and I’ve often been of the view that jewelry clutters an otherwise perfectly beautiful outfit (several of my fashion blogger friends are likely throwing daggers at me at this point, yes, I know who you are lol).

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the enormously talented Israeli designer Liat Ginzburg for my Lookbooks column (you can read the interview here) and I was totally blown away by her statement necklaces.  Her designs have featured in Vogue Italia and Grazia France and I’d love to see them widely distributed here in the US.  Made from plastic, perspex, rubber and wood components, her pieces can transform an outfit in seconds.  This necklace from her Technicolour collection is one of my favourites:

“The designs express a contemporary view on the 90`s fashion and club scene, and are characterized by bold colorfulness and blunt, ‘disharmonic’ combinations. Liat’s influences range from the night life scene, through to her career researching and teaching about art and all the way to her poem writing and art photography.” 

Although perhaps not typical Austin fare, my style is my style and I wore the necklace for a night out along sixth street in the city.  I’ll be very sad to leave Texas on Wednesday, it’s such a great place to visit.

Do check out Liat’s designs if you have the chance! She has several collections ranging from Dare, a bold display of colourful jewels, to Chandelier, showcasing some beautiful multicoloured stones and the more refined Clear.

How am I doing on my New Year’s style resolution, Blog Reader? Any tips for me? If you know my style, how should I be accessorising?

Wearing: necklace by Liat Ginzburg; body con maxi dress from ASOS. Sunglasses, GUESS. Quote from Liat’s website.