Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter White

White in winter? Absolutely. Just try to avoid looking like a Yeti. The key is texture, and mixing it with black.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mint + Periwinkle

Did you win last week's giveaway? Click here to find out! 

Top: J Crew   Skirt: Kay Unger (old, similar style)   Sunglasses: ASOS   Necklaces: Bauble Bar and Bauble Bar   Shoes: (do you even have to ask?) Corso Como   Lipstick: MAC Snob   Nails: OPI Give Me Moor! 

I realize this is just a variation of my green + purple obsession, but while I might look a bit like Easter eggs, I'm loving the double necklace look and retro silhouette. Check back next week, I'll be giving away the blue (periwinkle) necklace from Bauble Bar's Atlantic-Pacific collection to one lucky reader! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday

Happy Black Friday to everyone! Enjoy the awesome sales! I will be shopping online at J Crew, Anthropologie, Bauble Bar and Shop Bop

And don't forget today's your last chance to enter the Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Polka with Peplum

My husband told me this outfit with polka dots and a peplum was a "man repeller". But then I put on MAC's Ruby Woo. It really does change everything, doesn't it? ;) 

Peplum Jacket: Dorothy Perkins (similar style)   Blouse: J Crew (also styled here and here)   Skirt: LNA   Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

Don't forget to enter the lipstick Giveaway

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Blogger Nene: Jacobean Inspirations

Popular during the reign of King James the first of England, the Jacobean style featured oversized stylized flowers and leaves, and an abundance of monochromatic embroidery known as 'blackwork'.
The lovely black dress worn by actress Berenice Marlowe to the London premiere of Skyfall,  with its large twisting stylized leaves, curves and arabesques, reminded me of Jacobean/Tudor embroidery.

Here are a couple of examples of Jacobean embroidery from the book Crewelwork by the Royal School of Needlework. What do you think? Is there a resemblance?
 I personally love Jacobean /Tudor embroidery, and I love this dress, I just think it's gorgeous, and a little bit sexy too!

Don't forget to enter the lipstick and Nene calendar Giveaway

Friday, November 16, 2012

Russian Red + Giveaway

Giveaway is closed, winners listed below!

I recently came across this quote from the lovely Dita Von Teese
“I remember one time putting on a red [lipstick] and thinking, ‘This changes everything. This is all you really need.’” 
Truer words were never spoken. 

Pants: Paige (also styled here)   Blouse: ASOS (also styled here)   Faux Fur: Forever 21 (similar)   Earrings: RichRocksNYC (also styled here) Ring: RichRocksNYC (also styled here)   Lipstick: MAC Russian Red   Nails: OPI Give Me Moor! Sunglasses: ASOS


I am giving away a tube of MAC Russian Red lipstick (brand new, in the box) to one lucky Scarlet follower. MAC Russian Red has been my go to red lipstick for ten years! 

Rules for entry:
1) Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect -AND-
3) Leave me a comment (Don't forget to tell me your blog URL and/or twitter handle)
2) Share this giveaway on your blog -OR- twitter (follow and tag @scarletinasea)

Please note: the print can only be mailed within the US 

Bonus entry:
Follow me on Pinterest in addition to the above and you'll also be entered to win the Nene Thomas 2013 Calendar.

Giveaway closes next Friday, 11/23/12
Check back Monday, 11/26/12 to find out if you won!

Giveaway Winners!

MAC Lipstick in Russian Red: 

Great blog and giveaway! I follow you on GFC, and my twitter handle is @vamcd89
Nene 2013 Calendar: 
wow this red colour looks so catchy

twitter : @kw8tipzz
pinterest :@kw8tipzz


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Trend: Leather Skirts

Not everything on the runway translates into work wear, though I think a black leather skirt can take you from work to night out quite easily. 

I like almost every leather skirt I've come across, but my favorite takes on it are peplum, color, patent and below the knee. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rose Rocks

 Bauble Bar has an awesome new collaboration with Atlantic-Pacific (one of my favorite fashion blogs). I'll be posting a few of  my favorites form the collection in the coming weeks (and check back for a Bauble Bar giveaway). 

Necklace: Bauble Bar   Earrings: Lou Lou (recent)   Pants: DVF (on sale)    Blazer: BCBG (old, similar style)    Shoes: Corso Como    Shirt: BCBG (old)    Sunglasses: Top Shop (old, also love)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Black and Beige and Bordeaux All Over

Update: Find out if you won the Giveaway!

I have to wear a lot of suits, so I try to keep it interesting. High heels, sharp-shouldered jackets, animal print accents and a little bling go a long way.

Pants: DVF (on sale)    Blazer: BCBG (old, similar style)    Shoes: Corso Como    Shirt: BCBG (old)    Sunglasses: Top Shop (old, also love)

 I put the black and beige color combo on repeat while in Paris for leisure (don't let my facial expression fool you, I'm enjoying myself at the Louvre).

Belt: J Crew   Top: Anthro (old, love this)    Sunglasses: Top Shop (want these)   Jeggings: J Brand  (similar)   Boots: old, but really want these

Don't forget to enter the Giveaway by midnight tonight!! 
Update: Find out if you won the Giveaway

Monday, November 5, 2012

Man Casual: The Hoodie

Sometimes I let my men dress down. 

Man hoodie: Kings of Cole   Baby hooded outfit: Splendid (on sale!)

Don't forget to enter the Giveaway!!