Monday, April 16, 2012

My obsessions in 10 pictures or less

Ok so you guys must think I'm a total lazyface but I've been beyond busy with work and stuff. Speaking of work, I've been meaning to do a post about the importance of wearing the right bra with the right outfit. More about work and the foam boobies I found on my desk later. 

I'm going to keep this short and sweet mostly because it takes me FOREVER to create a Ployvore collage. So, here are 10 things I'm obsessing over and want to buy RIGHTNOW!!!!

Missoni for Converse. L.O.V.E. Although the thought of spending more than $45 for a pair of Chucks makes me sad. Photo courtesy  

I'm head over heels in love with Andres Sarda's swimwear. This bikini is BEYOND -- But then again, so is everything from Andres Sarda. One way or another, I'm going to make this piece of lovely mine! Photo courtesy

Speaking of Andres Sarda, this little gem just arrived at work today. It's taking pretty much all of my willpower not to buy the set. Photo courtesy
YSL Tribtoo Straw-Embossed Platform Pumps. I've been visiting these at Neiman's for the past two or three months. Trust me on this one: They are SO comfortable! Well, considering you're basically wearing skyscrapers on your feet. Oh, and how amazing would these look with my new Andres Sarda set above?! Photo courtesy
Matthew Williamson beaded ikat dress
Matthew Williamson's ikat dress. BAnanas. The only bummer is that I'd have to wait until F/W to wear it :( Photo courtesy

Panton Heart Chair
Verner Panton's Heart Chair. My design aesthetic is ... how should I put this? Strange. I LOVE modern furniture but I love French provincial. Basically, I like furniture with clean lines in bold, elegant patterns and colors. One of these days I'll get around to posting pictures of my petite maison so you can get a feel for what I'm talking about. Photo courtesy
OMG too cute.
Let's face it. With all of the fancy stuff I'm purchasing above, there's no way I'd be able to afford a real Birkin. Luckily Kelle Miles makes a (slightly silly) alternative. Photo courtesy

Dsquared ankle booties
Again, I promise I'm not cray. DSquared2's ice skate/ankle boots from F/W 2010(?) are beyond impractical that I would most likely end up displaying them somewhere. Photo courtesy

Jennifer Fisher ring

Jennifer Fisher's vertebrae ring. I'm 150% obsessed with this ring. So obsessed that I  may have bought it. Photo courtesy

Honestly, this was a game-time decision. I couldn't decide between Dave Grohl and Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens. I'm not mental. I know he's a character on a TV show. If you aren't hooked on  Justified yet, there's seriously something wrong with you. Photo courtesy

So there you have it. My 10 must haves of the moment! Now it's time to watch last night's Mad Men and prep for another day of amazeballs lingerie and Excel spreadsheets -- an interesting dichotomy I think ;) xoxo, Melissa, The Shop Therapist

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring fabulousness on the cheap

My dear sweet besties! Spring is officially upon us. Since I'm in Denver, I can't quite put away my sweaters yet. However, it was an unseasonably warm March so I've been stocking up on spring stuff and have been finding new uses for old clothes I've forgotten about. With all of the new spring/summer trends, it's hard to decide what to spend your hard earned cash on. Fear not! The Shop Therapist is here to help! Here are a few of my favorite starlets looking fresh as a spring daisy and some inexpensive ways to get the look: 

So obvi Dutchess Kate (I'm still mad at the queen for not giving her the Princess title but whateves) is one of my favorite people. Not only is her style amazeballs but I think she and I would totally be bffs. This easy breezy look is probably already in your closet! 
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge
So Miranda Kerr has it all and I should totally hate her but I can't. She's gorgeous, has killer style, an adorbs husband, and super cute babbeh. This spring look is so simple yet stylish. Swapping out the shoes for gladiator sandals and ditching the jacket would make this a great summer look, too: 

Miranda Kerr Spring 2012 Trend
My girl Zooey Deschanel IS springtime. Even in the dead of winter, ZD is a ray of sunshine -- Maybe because she lives in LA and it never drops below 65 but still. Her colorful outfits are super fun and absolutely adorable. Plus, almost everything she wears can be tailored to any body type. L.O.V.E.!
Zooey Deschanel Spring 2012 Trends
So there you have it! A few It Girls and how to get their schmancy looks on the cheap. As always, give me a shout when you have other fashion conundrums and queries! Happy Spring to all!
Melissa, The Shop Therapist