Daylight savings time is here! With the clocks falling back an hour, all of us can enjoy an extra 60 minutes of sleep, online shopping, partying or time with friends. Whichever way you swing it, your extra hour is filled with endless possibilities. In celebration of my extra hour, I’m giving away a RumbaTime watch to a lucky reader. For the next two weeks, Aspiring Socialite readers will have the chance to win a RumbaTime Orchard Rose Gold 35mm Paloma timepiece. I love the modern femininity of this watch along with its paloma and rose gold color scheme. Since all RumbaTime watches are designed in New York, they look amazing against the dynamic city scene and breathtaking NYC architecture.
To enter to win this fab RumbaTime watch, follow @RumbaTime on Instagram and show me a little love on Instagram too. Then leave a comment on this post with your email and a way you make the most of your free time. Don’t forget to include your email.
*This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US only. It will run from November 1, 2014 – November 15, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email around November 17, 2014.
Life is meant to be lived to its fullest, and that starts with being proud of who you are. There’s no shame in showing the world your confidence and style. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you don’t have to be a movie star or a supermodel to have style, and you don’t have to be a millionaire to be classy and admired.
Finding Your Personal Style
Being chic and classy begins with being yourself and having a clear understanding of what works for you. Once you know what looks work for you, start combining them with what’s in style. Fashion recommendations come to us constantly without us even searching for them. We’re bombarded so often, that most of us don’t even pay attention. However, it never hurts to keep your eyes open and make a note of what you like or what you’d like to avoid.
The Cherry on Top
Once you have a clear feel for the kind of style you have and how you’d like it to evolve, every day really becomes a fashion show. To go along with the classy themes that I like to embody, I’d love to someday sport a Rolex. Though it’s not cheap, it’s the quintessential accessory for any man or woman who wants to show (not tell) that he or she is the embodiment of class and ambition. The Rolex, as you all know, is much more than just a watch or a gorgeous piece of jewelry, it’s a statement of passion and drive. If you’re interested in a myriad styles of stunning timepieces, go to either The Watch Buyers Group or ALTIN place and enjoy bringing your daily fashion show to the next level.
On the first day of New York Fashion Week, I sat next to two people at the Meskita show carrying the cutest hippo purses. They turned out to be Sasha Iastremska and Yuriy Zubarev, the founders of the PLOOSH Luxury Toy Collection – a line of fab adult animal purses for risk-taking fashionistas who refuse to grow up. When you were a kid, you never left home without your favorite stuffed animal. Now, PLOOSH purses can bring you the same joy and comfort that your favorite teddy bear gave you so long ago.
The collection centered around giving adults the opportunity to relive their childhoods while exploring their fun, free-spirited personal style, first came onto the accessories scene during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami in 2013. Each line features various versions of handcrafted, enchanting and sophisticated hippo and elephant handbags.
PLOOSH purses are are made solely with genuine leather imported from Italy and decorated with Swarovski crystals. Each handbag is one-of-a-kind. The PLOOSH DownTowN collection released in 2014 offers edgier, more accessible animal purses made with relaxed fabrics and faux leathers. The collections are sold at luxury retailers such as Henri Bendel along with boutiques and e-boutiques throughout the United States.
As a child at heart, I love the notion of playful luxury. But, what I love most about these adorably chic purses is that they are total conversation starters. I want one so bad!
During New York Fashion Week, I was invited to Kendra Scott’s showroom to see her signature, fall and winter collections. I was fascinated to learn that Kendra Scott first launched her jewelry line in 2002 with just $500. Today, the Austin-based designer known for her customizable pieces is selling off the shelves at premiere retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and over 600 specialty boutiques. She also has 17 stores of her own across the south.
Throughout the evolution of her design, her pieces have become smaller and more stackable – allowing you to wear many at once. I was quite taken by her winter starstruck collection inspired by celestial glamour and constellations. It will make the perfect addition to any holiday dress.