Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New on the Scene: Victoria by Victoria Beckham

If there is a must have item on my list for the upcoming spring, it's a dress from the Victoria by Victoria Beckham line. Although I've never been her biggest fan, I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I saw photos of some of the dresses. The line went on sale yesterday at Harvey Nichols in London and pretty much sold out! Now I am just hoping this collection makes it way to the states sometime soon. How cute are the little shift dresses? Love the cat mannequins too! So darling and unique. What do you guys think of Victoria by Victoria Beckham? Yay or nay? XO, Liza

 The mannequins wearing Victoria by Victoria Beckham at Harvey Nichols
 Obsessed with this dress! 
 Setting up the windows for opening day! 
Michelle Williams in a Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WANT, NEED, MUST HAVE: Tsumori Chisato Cat Buckle Belt

Ok, I swear I am not some crazy cat lady! I just realized my last WANT, NEED, MUST HAVE post was on the Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats, but I just couldn't resist sharing this belt with you all! I am in love and I must have it. Not only is it designed by one of my favorites, Tsumori Chisato, but the buckle is in the shape of the cat. BINGO. Now I rarely wear belts, but I would totally wear this ALL the time with my Siwy denim shorts in the summer. They have always been a bit big and in need of a belt and this one is calling my name... XO, Liza

Monday, January 16, 2012

November Photoshoot

Hello my lovely readers! Well although it is mid-January, I thought I'd share a shoot I styled this past November. I am actually loving how the final photos turned out! What do you guys think? XO, Liza

Photographer: Mireya Acierto
Hair: Rukey Styles
Makeup: Traci Fine
Model: Courtney of Ford Models

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Favorite Site: La Dama

It can be somewhat overwhelming these days with all the incredible online shopping destinations. I must say I barely shop in stores anymore because I can buy all the things I want on the internet! I definitely have my few usual favorite sites (Shopbop, Opening Ceremony, and Bona Drag), but I might just need to add La Dama to the list. Launched in 2009, Leticia Wiley is the brain behind this awesome web store. From popular lines like Mara Hoffman and House of Harlow to Aussie favorite (and mine too) Lonely Hearts, there is something for any girl here. The jewelry selection is absolutely amazing and with every purchase, you get a little La Dama Knit Rosary that can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet. Even better... XO, Liza

Lillian Crowe Pyramid Necklace, $60. I adore this necklace! I've had my eye on it forever, so I think I should just grab it already. I always gravitate towards trinket esque charm necklaces and this would fit right in with my collection.
Lonely Hearts Little Shorts, $120. Amazing. Enough said.
How adorable would they be with tights too?
Shape Shiftr Button Up, $48. Under 50 bucks AND on sale! This is just fabulous. I love the cut out shoulders and how long it is. It really would be great with everything... shorts, a skirt, leggings, jeans, etc. 
Lonely Hearts Single Pleat Wool Pants. $234. Ok, these pair of pants are hands down my favorite item on the site. I kind of need them. End of story.
I love love love how skinny they are. So great with any pair of boots.
Luv Aj Carved Talon Bracelet, $160. I don't know what it is about this bracelet, but I love it so much. I have super small wrists, so this would be perfect since it's adjustable. Would love awesome with two or three other gold bracelets.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Night Out: NEXT Restaurant

Now I know this blog is called fashion over groceries, but I just HAD to share my most recent dining experience at Next Restaurant here in Chicago. Chef Grant Achatz of the famed Alinea opened NEXT not too long ago and with a themed menu every few months, you can only imagine the hype around all of this when they announced they were doing one based on childhood. My man and I were dying to go and with tickets (yes you must have tickets) very hard to snag, it was somewhat unlikely we'd attend. My boyfriend is amazing though and was able to get two seats for us this past Friday night. What an incredible surprise! The Childhood menu at NEXT was so much fun and right up my alley, as I am such a kid at heart. We had a fabulous time, were beyond amused by each dish, and left quite stuffed. A wonderful time for sure. Hope you guys had a great weekend! XO, Liza

 The menu
 NEXT's interpretation of Fish N Chips
 Too cute, right?
 Yes one of the courses arrived in lunchboxes, complete with a thermos. Alf for my man...
 .... and the Popples for me!
Before dinner, I posed next to the Christmas tree. We are enjoying it for a few more days before we take it down. So sad!

Outfit Details:
Dolce Vita Silk Romper
Vintage Necklace

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Street Style Superstar: Julia Frakes

Let's just say nowadays it is hard for me to get inspired by our so called "trendsetters." The Kardashians?    Come on... please. Rachel Bilson? Been there, done that. You want to see a completely and utterly innovative trendsetter that takes street style to the ultimate? That is Julia Frakes. Fashion blogger for Paper Magazine and her own blog Bunny Bisous, Frakes is usually spotted at all of the fashion weeks, as well as in our favorite magazines (Vogue, Teen Vogue, etc). I think she is as cute as a button and I absolutely adore her style. I swear I could swoon at photos of her all day long. Her look is eclectic, quirky, and whimsical, yet always looks polished and on point. Perfection in my eyes. Take a look at some of my favorite snaps of her below. Happy New Year everyone! XO, Liza

 Gorgeous head to toe! 
 Nerdy chic.
 Julia sitting front row rocking her Rodarte X Opening Ceremony Sunglasses and Pamela Love ring.
 This ensemble kills me. Who in the world would think to pair that Chloe Sevigny X Opening Ceremony dress with the matching tights? Julia of course...
 Darling in her winter whites. I love too that she wears the crap out of all of her shoes. You rarely see that in the fashion world, as these people have a brand new pair on in every photo.
 That dress!!! The gorgeous Pamela Love necklace. The Proenza bag. The red patent wedges. Droooooool.
 This is just adorable in every way.
 The variety in her ensembles is truly endless. I love the turquoise socks with this whole feel black and blue feel.
 A girl that is not afraid to wear tons of color. That is a a true fashion icon to me.
 This might be my favorite out of the bunch. What are those pom pom tights because I need them! And that little coat? SO cozy looking!
 That coat is sick. Marni maybe?
Looking oh so sweet as usual.