Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Escapism: French Riviera

The Côte d'Azur, better known as the French Riviera, is located on the southeast corner of France, along the Mediterranean coastline. Visiting this gem of a location has been on my bucket list (right before 'riding a sleeper train through an exotic location' and directly after 'attending a Vanity Fair Oscar Party')for as long as I can remember.
It benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year, with temps hardly exceeding 86˚ (as if that isn't enough to get you there), 71 miles of beaches and 3,000 restaurants. You want to talk perection? This honey, is it. 
So, get lost with me and enjoy these images from a place that is magically reminiscent of "la belle époque":  


Where do you want to go on your next vacation? 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday á la Mode Turns 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Birthday á la Mode! 
No major events or giveaways today as I am just getting back into the swing of blogging again after my hiatus. Hopefully by year 3, I'll be able to do it big, but for now, I'll just live in the moment and have a cupcake!

Celebrate milestones! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Reader Request: Plus Sized Fashion

Model Marquita Pring for V Magazine
Awhile back, I received a request to post another plus sized fashion entry. With tons of  blogs and magazines bringing more attention to curvalicious beauties, it's only natural that we provide more options and ideas for the plus-sized audience. 
Below, I've provided a few fabulous fashion finds, along with some great links to blogs and online stores to check out: 
1. Kiyonna Dusk 'Til Dawn Convertible Maxi, $118
2. Kiyonna Betsey Ruched Dress, $128
3. Kiyonna Nottingham Knit Riding Pant, $62
4. ASOS Curve, Textured Shoulder Top, $60.34
5. Missphit, Zigzag Wrap, $55
6. Forever21+, Leopard Print Cardigan, $19.80

Celebrate dangerous curves! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday Wishes: Cat Me If You Can

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Kourtney Kardashian's style. Moreso than her sister Kim's, actually. When I spotted her rocking a cool pair of Oliver Peoples 'Alina Cat Eye' sunnies a few months back, I knew I had to get my hands on a pair for the summer. 

Kourtney K. in Oliver Peoples cat eye sunnies

I have yet to find the perfect pair for myself, but I think I'll have my choices narrowed down before our vacation in 3-weeks. 
So today, I wish for vintage inspired shades, that will keep the sun out of my eyes and the cool in my style. 

1. Retro Sunglasses, $15.95
3. Alexander Wang Pointed Cat Eye Sunglasses, $355
4. Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses, $5.80
5. Ralph Lauren Vintage Cat's Eye Sunglasses, $160

Celebrate all things retro!