Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Clos-ette too on Tracy Smith

This week Clos-ette too has caught up with our very own Tracy Smith for an interview! Touching on everything from traveling, storing jewels, wardrobe musts, and overall inspiration in life...taking a note or two from Tracy is a definite must!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Simple Salad Quinoa Style

We are always on the lookout for quick, easy and healthy food ideas, and we have come across another one to share! A quinoa salad that can be served hot or cold! Quinoa is getting a lot of attention lately which is great because it is so good, and so good for you! Follow this recipe, or substitute with no meat since quinoa is high in protein. Add veggies, or anything you have in the fridge really, and you will have a great meal or quick snack that will work heated up or chilled!

Monday, August 29, 2011

VMA Style

Last night was another eventful VMA performance on Mtv! We we floored by Adele, found out Beyonce is pregnant, and Gaga performed as her alter ego, Joe. Those being some of our favorite moments, we can't forget of course, or favorite fashions!

Beyonce, glowing in a one shoulder orange Lanvin gown

Kelly Rowland opted for embellished separates and looked stunning

Selena Gomez, showing of her sexy short hair in a romantic gothic Julien McDonald gown

Zoe Saldana in Barbara Bui. She has been rocking red carpets all week! We lover her statement cuff as well!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Moda Operandi and House of Lavande

Today is the day! House of Lavande's trunk show on Moda Operandi is up and ready for your shopping pleasure. Follow the link below to sign up if you haven't already!
Moda Operandi

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's Raining!

OK East coasters, as well all know we're in for some fabulously wet weather for the next few days, so what better way to brighten our spirits than some fashion inspiration rainy day style? A cropped pant, a pair of Wellies, a comfy shirt and a raincoat that is the opposite of a sack, and you'll be all set to bear the elements.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Back!

And better than ever! The Closette- too/ House of Lavande jewelry travel case is the perfect accessory to store your accessories. Often times vintage costume jewelry can be large and difficult to to pack for traveling, not to mention it's fragile. With large, individual compartments, soft fabric and pages that can be interchanged, and easily cleaned, the travel case is the perfect solution! So grab one, or two for yourself and your pals, and store away! We promise you will love it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meatless Monday

Yes, it's Tuesday, but yesterday was another wonderful Meatless Monday! The last few weeks of summer are upon us (although here in South Florida it feels like it will never end) so we decided to grill. We brought out loads of delicious veggies, and followed another Giada recipe.  If you haven't read up on meatless Monday's you should click the link above and give it a look. It's a great way to switch things up, it's also great for the environment, and for your body, which is always a plus!

Throw in some sliced bread, hummus, cheese and olives to the spread with a crisp white wine and you've got yourself a great meal for a summer night!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Few Things...

Since sharing is caring, here are a few things we are really into at the moment! Enjoy!

Obviously Adele is spectacular, but this version of Someone Like You is just further proof of her greatness. 

Refinery29's Month of Hair feature. A new girl, a new look, and new hair ideas everyday in August. Genius!

Hottie Rihanna in House of Lavande jewels. We seriously can't get enough of her!

And last but certainly not least is the new feature from Hipstamatic called Family Album. You can share pictures, create albums, like other folk's pictures and gather loads of great inspiration through the wonderful world of hipstamatic!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inspiring Beauty

She's just 19 years old... one year younger than the decade that inadvertently defines her. The daughter of the one and only Kurt Cobain and the larger than life Courtney Love, is Frances Bean Cobain. She remains off the radar, and for that reason when she modeled (for the second time ever) for photographer Rocky Schenck and these beautiful images were produced, we had a moment. The look in her eyes, the vintage glam look of the tortured beauty, seriously wonderful!

Photo Source: MTV Style

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Come September

The September issues are officially hitting our doorsteps! Gearing up for fall fashions, and featuring all of the trends that we will be rocking in the coming months, the huge issues are featuring everything you will need to look super fab this fall.. including House of Lavande, of course!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Catalog Bliss

Huge news from Google today! They have just launched an app, available today called Google Catalogs. Download it to your Ipad and get rid of the unnecessary paper delivered to your house! So far there are over 50 different catalogs you can subscribe to, with seven different areas of content. Women's Fashion and Apparel, Men's Fashion and Apparel, Jewelry, Beauty, Kid/Toddler/Baby, Home, and Gifts. There is sure to be something for everyone and very soon Google is hoping to land the big daddy of all catalogs- J.Crew. We can only hope this happens sooner rather than later!

Our Favorite feature though, is the fact that you can tag products that you like and create inspiration collages! So perfect for playing and planning your clothing and accessories for your next big event or even just simple night out. Needless to say, we cannot wait to get this app! 

You can get more information, watch a video and learn how to use the app, here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's For Dinner

It's Tuesday, a great night for that last evening of catch up before mid week. Kick back with a simple dinner, a glass of wine and good book. Tonight we are cooking up an Italian flat bead courtesy of one of our favorites Giada De Laurentiis. You can check out the recipe here.
*P.S. we opt for a store-bought dough instead of homemade, in keeping with the relaxing tone of the evening*

Pair with a delicious red wine, we love a 2007 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Braids, Oh Braids

Lately braids have been popping up everywhere! Thanks to, and Emily from for showing us a few ways to try it out for ourselves. Don't be nervous, after a few practice tries, it's a breeze!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Getaway

In honor of our mini vaca this weekend we are sharing with you our essentials for dressing, relaxing and sipping a few cocktails during a weekend away at the beach... ahhh sunshine!

Look One: Day at the beach. Keeping it simple with a caftan, flats and a big straw hat to keep those rays off of your gorgeous face! Don't forget your jewels either. Yes at the beach. Stacked bangles and a simple pendant bring it all together. 

What we are reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. An absolute must. 

Daytime cocktail: Mojitos. Yummy, yummy mojitos!

Look Two: Night out
This Temperley London caftan is a great main piece for dressing up with heels to go dancing, or throwing on flats to lounge beachside in the evening. Add in glitzy and graphic jewels and a clutch and you are ready to go!

Night time cocktail: Dirty Martini

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Missoni for Target!

On September 14th, get ready to run-not walk, to everyone's favorite cheap and chic one stop shop. This is the day that the Missoni for Target line will be available in stores, and as we have all seen before, these affordable, stylish and limited items fly out of the stores FAST. Here are a few of the pieces we are dying to get our paws on!

Scarves- One of each please. Ted around your head, or your purse, or hanging over a lampshade at home, these are perfect.
Chevron Shorts- With a chic silk tank, or an oversize sweater come fall, these will carry you through that sometimes awkward summer/fall transition with ease.
Blanket- Honestly, can a person ever have enough quilts and blankets? Just looking at this is making us dream of snuggle sessions n the cool weather.
Bicycle- No explanation needed for this amazing piece of wonderful.
 Laptop Case- Another 'can you ever too many?' piece.

Bathing Suit- Sure the collection comes out in September, and many of us are strictly on the fall track, but why pass this up? Plus, if you are like many of us and are lucky enough to be in warm weather the majority of the year, then this is without a doubt, a must have.