Friday, June 29, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Into Now: 6.26.12

Cynthia Rowley Sleeveless Dress, Clinique Chubby Stick, Supergoop! SPF 50 Day Cream, Hansel From Basel Zig Zag Envelope, Zoku Quick Pop Maker

There is something so carefree about mixing day and night looks with this Cynthia Rowley floral neoprene dress and Hansel from Basel's sweetly geometric Zig Zag clutch. I can imagine going from eating homemade popsicles on my deck to the roof of the Wythe Hotel, substituting a berry-stained lip gloss for the real thing. And since I'm never without SPF during the day, I appreciate a formula that does double duty as I go into the night like Supergoop's antioxidant-rich formula.

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Weekend: 6.25.12

This past weekend was the first where I was in full-fledged summer mode. It included a trip to Fort Tilden with friends, delicious granola at the new Williamsburg restaurant Parish Hall and a new set of Sally Hansen Salon Effects (leopard from the Rock of Ages collection). Overall it was the right mix of fun and relaxing.

All photos via my Instagram: @ebmonson

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Need: Aurelie Bidermann Wild West Taurus Jewelry

Buying Western-inspired jewelry new almost seems like a shame considering the extensive amount of beautiful vintage turquoise, tooled silver and concho pieces available. Almost. Aurelie Bidermann's "Wild West" Taurus collection gives us good reason to stick to current pieces. The beautifully crafted bulls heads stand alone as statement earrings or a cocktail ring and adds weight to an intricately detailed choker.  The overall feeling is modern, never costumey.

Aurelie Bidermann Wild West Taurus Earrings and Choker via The Webster Miami 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stella McCartney Spring 2012-Inspired Nails

Here they are--mostly because I would hate to miss a season of Stella McCartney. I didn't love this collection when I first saw the images from the runway, but after seeing countless versions work the red carpet it grew on me. As always Stella knows how to dress the ultimate modern woman. For my nails, I started with a white base then created blue and red polkadots with black centers. I tried to get the look of the cutouts and white details on top of the dots. Time to move onto Pre-Fall looks!

Photos by Mark Iantosca and via

Friday, June 1, 2012

Into Now: 6.1.12

For the past 25 years I have hated paisley, but suddenly with Memorial Day behind us it feels fresh and fun for summer. These Citizens of Humanity jeans are a subdued take on the omnipresent printed jeans trend and J.Crew's version looks almost like a bandana print--perfect for backyard BBQs or chic gardening (my next plant will be a split-leaf philodendron). It is important to pair this print with bright colors like these leather espadrilles to avoid looking frumpy.

Citizens of Humanity Avedon Paisley-print Jeans, J.Crew Antique Paisley triangle top, Crate & Barrel To Go Containers, Zespa Leather Flat Espadrilles

Check out my other "Into Now" posts as well.