Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

From my family to all of yours....Happy Holidays. Wishing you all the very best of the New Year!! See you on Monday -- hopefully we will all find fashionable gifts under the tree!

Monday, December 21, 2009

40% Off

Guess what girls? iniam is marking down this season's holiday best at 40% off! For those of you that are still figuring out what to wear for Christmas Dinner or for New Year's Eve, iniam has beautiful pieces to choose from! Starting today, let iniam spread some holiday cheer by offering you a 40% discount on the pieces you have been coveting! It's never too late to be the belle of the ball. The sale is on till it's all gone...

Friday, December 18, 2009

I Want

There isn't much to say except that I LOVE this Camilla and March hart linen and silk-blended jacket. Ok, I have to say one more thing. The jacket would look killer with a pair of gray jeans and a simple white t-shirt. As for what shoes to wear, it doesn't matter. Everyone will be looking at your jacket!

Don't know about you, but I'm gettin' ready for spring...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I think it's safe to say that we all have a closet full of dresses in a variety of colors, fabrics and shapes to fit our mood and occasion. Sure we can can pull together a marvelous look for a friday night out with the girls or husband/boyfriend (I've convinced my poor husband that baggy pajamas are hot on the runway for spring '10). But how many of you have the "IT" dress for a New Year's or holiday ball, a charity event, a wedding (as a bride or guest), or damn it you just want to show up at your class reunion cocktail wearing something that will leave both your ex-boyfriend (not that you care) and those jealous (ex) cheerleaders wondering how the heck you look so good. Now here is the thing, you need a gown or a fabulous cocktail dress but not the ridiculous price tag that accompanies a knock out piece by Carolina Herrera or Marchesa.

Well ladies, I have the answer. College Ave is the new home to JaiHonna German owner of a gorgeous new boutique, Dress, that rents gowns and cocktail wear that will have you feeling as if you are walking down the runway. I want the impact of a Giambattista Valli (yup, Dress has it) but at a fraction of the price. Ummmm, and did I mention that the rental price includes the cost of the dry cleaning?

Ok, here is the kicker....twice a year, JiaHonna puts together a blowout sample sale so you can buy that piece you wore and fell in love with.

There are some things in a woman's wardrobe we just have to own. Show pieces that you couldn't imagine living without! But next time you attend the Black and White Ball or the Red Cross Charity Event, you can look like a million bucks without spending it!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Little Goodies

I have a variety of holiday parties to attend over the next few weeks, and I'm not one to show up empty handed. Of course flowers, wine/champagne are always a nice gesture but with the holiday season, it only seems appropriate to "gift" something. We all work with or for people we want to share our appreciation with. Whether it be your your kid's teachers, the nanny, your husband's boss, or even the neighbor who gives you baking soda for the cookies you promised your son you would make (from scratch) -- true story, you need something a little more personal than a Starbucks gift certificate.

The point is there are a plethora of people you want to buy a holiday gift for and you want that something to be meaningful and budget conscious. And let's face it, the Chia Pet and the Snuggie Blanket are just not cool -- it doesn't matter how many times you've seen the commercials!

iniam has a handful of easy and inexpensive gifts you can grab while finding something a little more tailor fit for yourself. While picking up a dress for New Year's Eve and you also grab a pashmina, candles, diffusers, jewelry, beautiful hair accessories, luxurious soaps or even better a gift certificate in any amount you choose. At the end of your shopping excursion, you and the gift you are giving will BOTH make Santa proud!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Day Off

Taking the day off...I need a long weekend. See ya'll on monday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What's New

Resort wear is starting to trickle into iniam. I typically only buy a small mix of of resort goodies, but it's the season for cruises and travel to seductive beaches so we've put together a nice assortment for the traveling gal. I wish I was somewhere down south sipping cocktails from a pineapple with a little umbrella and a maraschino cherry. Alas, I am here for the holidays and the only cruising I'll be doing is down college avenue to check out sales and events in the neighborhood.

Nevertheless, we have just received our first shipment by Sachin and Babi, also know for there bodacious and jaw dropping home collection, Ankasa. Ankasa is the offspring of husband and wife team, Mr. and Mrs Ahluwalia (Sachin and Babi), who recently launched a fantastic clothing and accessory line that has the same beauty and execution they are know for in their home collection. I am a sucker for the bedding!!

I may not be traveling this season, but there are beaches and pineapple drinks some time in my not so distant future (I hope). I have to keep my resort drawer stocked!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Tip

With my increasingly fussy skin, I am constatnly on the prowl for miracle lotions and potions. My skin just isn't as resilient as it once was. I'm definitely showing signs of aging but I refuse to "nip/tuck," and I'll leave the botox treatments for the housewives of the OC. I will however sign up for creams and elixirs that defy aging and ward off wrinkles.

Have you heard of argan oil? Argan oil is "made from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco, the oil is said to have restorative and age-defying effects. It is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles." The oil is said have phytosterols, which are great for scar tissue and have a sort of magical effect on the hard-to-define problem of lackluster skin.

I'm not sure what the true effects of the oil will be but I am eager to give it a try.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Old is Gold

Yesterday was the 1st sunday of the month. For many of you, the 1st sunday of the month is no different than the 2nd, 3rd or 4th. For me it's a day that usually involves finding unique treasures at the Alameda Antique Fair. I've mentioned the fair before -- the more sundays I attend, the more things I buy, the more I realize what an amazing opportunity it is to find nuggets of history that have modern day appeal. Of course you have to have an appreciation for antiques or things that look antique, but there is something there for everyone.

It's easy to hop on online or to step into a department store to pick up clothing and accessories, but it's equally as easy, and at times far less expensive, to stumble on statement pieces that can add volumes to your wardrobe. Yesterday's excursion at the fair was undoubtedly my most favorite. I found little must have gems at almost every booth. What I fell in love with the most was my 1940's clutch -- it's in pristine condition and is equipped with a powder compact and lipstick case. I found equally beautiful earrings, brooches and necklaces that would add the perfect finishing touch to a holiday dress or skinny jeans and a tunic.

Yes, one man's junk is another man's treasure but trust me...there are more treasures than junk. You have to be patient and able to enjoy the rush of stuffing your mouth with kettle korn while bargaining down the price of a 100 year old frame from $75 to $60 (yes, I bought the frame and it's GORGEOUS).

My home and my closet have both been the benefactors of my antique fair escapades....yours could be too!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tomorrow One Day 30% Off Sale

It's THE season to shop. Let iniam treat you to a ONE Day, 30% OFF shopping extravaganza! Find the perfect outfit for your holiday party or simply treat yourself or your loved ones to something unforgettable. iniam is stocked with New Year's dresses, jewels, clutches and a full assortment of sweaters and outerwear. Why wait till the last minute. Come in and take home the best of fall and holiday. With a 30% off, you just can't go wrong!

Remember the sale is ONE day only on December 5th from 11 am to 6pm. You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We're heading into rain season -- planning my wardrobe around the latest meteorologist report is not the way I like to do things. Rain, whether expected or unexpected, can put a damper on a fashionistas' style . It's one thing to get your clothes wet, but your shoes -- that's just unacceptable. Lucky for us, Shuella, the "shoe umbrella," allows you to wear what you want, when you want, irrespective of what the forecast says. Shuella is durable and convenient and can be carried in your purse or briefcase. There a cinch to put on, and the slip free sole make them strong enough to walk in.

Shuella’s come in sizes just like your shoes and can be worn over any size heel. Strappy sandals, peep toe heels, suede flats...bring on the rain.

Now if I could just find a product like that for my hair. The search continues...