10.09.2010

Smitten Saturday

By the Book…because the ravishing reader that is vous knows that the only truly proper accompaniment to a classique novel on a blustery day is a knit that is equal parts charming, cozy, and très chic – precisely what the pretties created by By Malene Birger are. The Baquilla Mohair Sweater; the Azalea Cardigan; the Aslo Scarf. Pinch me, I must be dreaming! Which By Malene Birger beauty is calling out to you, darlings?

Cup O’ Cocoa…because, in the words of Marilyn Monroe, “A kiss on the hand may be quite continental. But [chocolate] is a girl’s best friend.” At least when the chocolate on the tip of your tongue is the Oregon Kiss! from Sahagun Handmade Chocolates. Valrhona Milk Chocolate, fleur de sel, and Organic Oregon Hazelnuts mingle amongst one another in a bittersweet cocoa cup that is yours for the biting. Tell me kitty cats; are you coveting a cup o’ cocoa?

Sam I Am…because behind every fashionable femme fatale’s footwear collection lies a debonair gentleman with the skills to construct saucy stepper’s armed with the power to put a true spring in our gazelle-like gaits…the man in question is Sam Edelman. Buckled bliss a la the Vancouver Suede Lace Up Booties; un petit country/western charm courtesy of the Naharra Piped High Heel Boots; Oxford-style in the form of the elegant Effie Suede Wedge Booties. Which Sam style can you picture accoutering your tantalizing tootsies, my loves?

The Age of Le Luxe…because the literista (literary + fashionista = literista!) knows that luxury is not merely found within the Luv Aj Fool’s Gold Knuckle Buster Ring seen upon your fingers, or the Friend of Mine Wylder Dress hugging your svelte figure; oftentimes it is found within the pages of un petit volume of verse, as evidenced by Anna Godbersen’s…The Luxe. One part The Age of Innocence; two parts Gossip Girl. Brace yourselves dolls; you’re about to enter the year 1899 like you’ve never see it before!

Swap Shop…because the skilled stylista knows better than to simply toss her unneeded fashion finds to the wayside; rather, she swaps them for something even better in order to spruce up her wardrobe, and do good at the very same time. In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Swap for Good has been established; an organization wherein one can hold a clothing swap that doubles as a fundraiser for the domestic violence shelter of their choice. As they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

What were you smitten with this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


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55 comments

ellie said...

That is so cool Swap for Good!

Such lovely items you mentioned.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Those pics are gorgeous. Happy weekend lovely!

Melanie said...

I just love the photos here. I'm so happy it's fall :)

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Rae said...

If you are ever in Savannah, GA, you must try Lulu's Chocolate Bar. They have the most amazing sweets and drinks, it's fantastic!

janettaylor said...

Have a lovely weekend, darling Erika! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh my goodness how I want those Naharra Piped boots! I am pretty sure they are going to be haunting me for a while now . . . they are perfect! I must find a more affordable lookalike (Erika???)--haha!

daisychain said...

have a wonderful weekend gorgeous

AH said...

i was smitten with this week's glee episode... grilled cheesus!

lucy and sarah said...

Such a great idea..swap for good. Oh..and the Luxe..sweet.

Alexa said...

I adore Luxe series <3 and the swap sounds awesome!
Hey, i've given you a tag on my blog, check it out!;)
http://imstillbreathing-manequin.blogspot.com

FASHION SNAG said...

Have a great weekend Erika! I love the photo. It is perfect for fall. x

www.FashionSnag.com

Natasha said...

I'm so smitten by the Baquilla Mohair Sweater. It's so soft, and quite sheer. J'adore.

Tasha said...

That picture is lovely! Fall is my favorite season! I love her outfit too!

Nuheila said...

Have a lovely weekend!



Nuheila

Anaiz said...

Love the Swap for Good idea! Have a great weekend!

Grace said...

I really love that photo! And I've been wanting to read The Luxe for forever, I just never seem to get around to it.

Josie said...

I love that ring, and Swap for Good is such a great idea! I'll definitely look into it -- genius.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

hélène said...

Those photos are so inspiring! On this gorgeous fall day you've just inspired me to go read outside with a cup o joe and a big warm cozy knit! xx

Marit said...

I love Marlene Birger! Her clothes are so nice and still so comfy:D
Happy weekend:)

Joanne said...

Literista - Love the term! I'll have a cup o' cocoa as I contemplate The Luxe ...

ivy's closet said...

I so want that hat in the picture. Perfectly autumn. Love the things you linked. And what a great cause. Swap for Good and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Panda! said...

Wow, such a pretty picture.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Swap for Good is such a good idea! Clothing + helping others... I can't quite think of a better combo!

Georgiana Wednesday said...

love it !

georgianawednesday.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

The Malene Birger pieces are gorgeous. They look so perfect for the winter.
And those Sam Edelman shoes are all to die for.

Sarah said...

I love the Luxe series!

Dancing Branflake said...

I know its coming but everytime I see your smitte Saturday posts I smile immensely. You've totally taken me to another place.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Literista, what a great word!

Sweet Confessions said...

Erika!! I love saturdays because I get to ready Smitten sats, you always seem to make me smile! I love the way you write...





http://sweetlittleconfessions.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

I cannot get over that knuckle buster ring...Freaking awesome!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Blogerista??

I love the fotos. Almost enuf to make fall my fav season!

Pixie Drive-In said...

haha, literista, I love it! How do you always find the most decadent chocolate?

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Lovely, lovely post.
I picked up some AMAZING chocolate truffles today. I prefer to make my own, but not having to make them and their delicious flavor? Made for a perfect Saturday!

By Word of Mouth said...

Here from the Hop ... hope that you are having a Fab Weekend. Down in FL, we are trying our very best to make it seems a little like Fall, trying :) but boots boots boots love them all!!! Loving your style!
Please make a note that Wednesday Wishlist is my blog hop on you guessed it, Wednesday - for The Twelve Weeks of Christmas with a fab bling piece giveaway - don't miss, make a note and you just have to sign up!

vicky h. said...

I bought 2 books a couple of weeks ago and FINALLY got around to reading one! I forgot how relaxing and amazing it is to cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good book! Especially during fall and winter!!!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Emily said...

love those sam edelman suede oxfords! I'm a sucker for anything with oxford in it's name :)

xoxo

The Anthology said...

Ooooooh fun! Will have to check out The Luxe as soon as I finish the book I'm reading.

Happy weekend!

*Kelsey

Miss Caitlin S. said...

you always have the best ideas! I especially love the swapping one though I never partake in those, I don't know why.

Lily Johnson said...

I am a literista!Wow! Love the term. Love chocolates and i love all the pics Erica. Love love love your blog.

Leia said...

I could definitely go for hot chocolate right now :) Oh and that knuckle ring is amazing!

Leia

Annie's Online Store said...

the boots are simply too good, the best ones you could get for a cold winter, love their style and color

Annie's Online Store said...

the boots are simply too good, the best ones you could get for a cold winter, love their style and color

herwaisechoice said...

Those are gorgeous photos-- can't wait til more leaves fall and we see photos like that everywhere in the blogosphere! :D

Happy weekend Erica!

Jen

Meream said...

One part The Age of Innocence; two parts Gossip Girl. ---> Color me intrigued.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

These posts are always my favorite :)

ediot said...

what a lovely post. and the photos are amazing.
xx

Rachel said...

Well, first off, I love the photo you chose! So perfect!

I love the Baquilla Mohair Sweater. It looks so cozy! And I'm pretty convinced I need every single pair of those Sam Edelman boots!

OneCraftyFox said...

OMGawd I want that girls outfit... like, right now!! lol.

Alexis Renee said...

Oh my!
The Naharra Piped High-Heeled boots are so unbelieveably drool worthy...
If you are a complete boot-lover (like myself) then these look like a must!
Thank you for your enlightening post, dear!

HippThingz said...

Love the photos ;D

Lots of Love xx.

HippThingz said...

Love the photos ;D

Lots of Love xx.

liyana said...

did u write a revie for the new series? mini shopaholic? by sophie kinsella??? xoxo

liyana said...

did u write a revie for the new series? mini shopaholic? by sophie kinsella??? xoxo

liyana said...

i love your jumper your jumper~~~!!!!

ShyViolet said...

Beautiful photos! I love your selections this week! I'll definitely be back to your blog. :)

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