February 24, 2014

Fabulous Ford

February is all about FASHION, FASHION, FASHION!  New York, London, Milan, and Paris all show what next for fall ready-to-wear 2014.  While the couture shows are fabulous and incredible, Fall RTW is my favorite season of clothes.  Luxe fabrics, furs (real and faux), and oh the gorgeous accessories.

I've been in love with Tom Ford, both the man and his designs, since he was named the creative director at Gucci 20 years ago.  This is the look that sealed the deal:
Kate Beckinsale's obi style Gucci dress at the SAG awards in 2002 was the most perfect piece of clothing ever created in my book.  I've always said that when I get married I want 2 dresses: the full princess dress for the ceremony and this dress for the reception.  L.O.V.E.

One year after making his return to the runway, Mr. Ford's collection was everything I could've hope for from the master of elegance.  Simple, chic, and just a touch of rock & roll.  Some of my favorite looks:

{all photos via WWD}

The cheetah print, the colored fur, the off the shoulder realness...THANK YOU.

February 18, 2014

Spring Color Inspo

Forget "Black & Yellow" this spring I'm loving blue and yellow.  All shades of blue with vibrant golden yellow.  Sign me up!


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February 17, 2014

Bag of Tricks


I've never done one of these before, but I figured since I was switching purses now was as good a time as any...here's what's in my bag (minus the batch of receipts crumpled at the bottom):
Wallet (Hobo "Lauren"), checkbook, pen, headphones, lip balm (Vaseline, La Mer), mints, matches from my favorite bar, flashlight, brush, probiotics, saline nose spray (essential for dry winter months), hairspray, Starbucks drink sleeve, make-up bag (old Gap).
My make-up / "I wish I had" bag was an impulse purchase from the Gap (old) while standing at the register.  It's compact but holds way more than you could ever expect.  Below is what's in the "I wish I had" side alone...
White strips, proxy brushes, Ahava hand lotion, TUMS, eyeglass screwdriver, teeny tiniest tube of toothpaste, eye drops, blister block, floss, cortisone cream, mouthwash, baby wipes, eyeglass cleaning cloth, tampons, cold medicine, an assortment of hand wipes, Band-Aids, hair ties, deodorant towelette.

If you follow me on Instagram (@lizalishus) you will have seen my Valentine's Day present to myself.  This gorg Milly Blake satchel:
The super soft leather, minimalist classic design, and oversized zipper detail were what really caught my eye.  Up until the moment I laid eyes on this baby I was dead set on buy another bag, but this was love at first site.

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February 15, 2014

I Just Can't Get Enough

So the place I go for waxing is next door to a Charming Charlie.  I happened to be 20 minutes early for my appointment so I stopped in to look around.  I love this store because it's organized by color which appeals to my type A, hyper-organized personality.  I grabbed a lot more than what's seen here, but tried to be good.  I said "tried." 

Clockwise from top left:
Ranch Glam Pendant Necklace
3-Row Bike Chain Necklace (not available online)
Bubble Necklaces (not available online but on sale in store)
3 Teardrop Bib Necklace (not available online)

* this is not a sponsored post.  I just really like this store.

February 14, 2014

Love Is All You Need

At the end of the day, and as much as I hate to admit it, I'm a hopeless romantic that's completely in love with love.  And someday my battered heart will find it again. (cue the smallest violin in the world playing just for me)

"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop."
- H.L. Mencken

February 13, 2014


New York Fashion Week is all about the future of fashion.  But Rodarte gave us a glimpse of fashion from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...


April 30, 2013

Hello??? Is anybody home???

So much for my new year's resolution of posting once a month.  If anyone is still out there I guess I can catch you up on some of the things that have been keeping me away...

January- I went to the Philippines for almost a month and had another life changing trip.  I got to see new places and cultures, and even had time for a side trip to Singapore.  This trip is a post in itself, but here are some highlights.

I got back mid-February and have been trying to catch up on work and life since! 

April- My brother and FSIL (future sister-in-law) moved to Chicago just after the new year, so my family decided it was time we went for a visit.  I've never been so I was thrilled that Chi-town lived up to everything I'd heard about it. 

And finally, April brought upon us FSIL's bachelorette party.  My body is still recovering.

In less than 1 month I'll be in Florida for my baby brother's wedding...stay tuned!