Thursday, March 31, 2011


In my twenty so years of life, I'm not quite sure I've mastered tying shoes or bows correctly. Feeling a bit Emma Pillsbury from Glee this AM I gave this Moschino Cheap & Chic a shot and well, I've discovered that tying bows are quite a challenge for Cinched. 

Blouse: Moschino Cheap & Chic - Jacket: Maxmara

How a napkin can save your life...

Thinking of driving home after an evening of debauchery at Lizzards Pub? Think again...fill in the blanks and hand the cabbie this napkin. These babies can be as useful as keeping gum in your handbag - be a good friend and hand it to your bestie when you know they've had too much just like you would hand them a piece of gum after they devour an onion cheeseburger.

Cabbie Napkins
Warning: this napkin does not protect you from a dishonest cabbie... drink responsibly guys.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Getting Horizontal

With my clothes, I mean...
Horizontal stripes are racing across some of the cutest clothing items for the past year. You can either go adorably sailor chic, or just channel the "hamburglar" in black and white. Either way the look is one of my favs...

Alice + Olivia Britton Striped Slouchy Tee in Black/White

breadandbutter Puff Sleeve Striped Modal Jersey Top

Torn by Ronny Kobo Naomi Mini Striped Dress in Ivory

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Brighten Up

Hot pants are everywhere this spring. Highlight your legs with electric colored denim...

Have a party in your pants with Jbrand's 811 Midrise Skinny (as seen on K. Kardashian) in a array of spring brights...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Beauty Bar

 My ever so messy beauty bar... bathroom sink splattered with all of the essential tools that aid "putting my face on," jaja. I try not to wear makeup everyday, but I religiously rely on Aveeno's SPF 30 daily moisturizer, my skin is quite fair and it helps protect from unwanted spots.
What makes up your beauty bar?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Don't Miss: Masquerade Ball

Pull out your decadent masks and cinch on your finest evening attire in order to raise awareness  for the Ovarian Caner Research Fund in this year's Masquerade Ball. 
This Saturday, March 26th, don't miss the first annual fundraising Masquerade Ball to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in finding a method of early detection of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, yet it has taken a backseat in terms of public awareness. We hope to bring attention to this killer disease that often masquerades as a minor illness in its early stages.
When:  Saturday, March 26, 2011, 8pm-midnight
Where:  The Regency Ballroom of the Omni Galleria Hotel
  What:  Open Bar, Live Entertainment (DJ, band, dancers), Silent Auction, Date Auction, 
Light Bites and Dessert- black tie optional

Buy your tickets!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Shoulder to Celine On

The French luxury fashion house has got me drooling over their well crafted leather goodies. From the simple clutches to over the shoulder beauties, I'm in love. My favorite Celine boutique is in Florence on a summer trip with my bestie. Honestly I've only been the one time but the memory stays dear to my heart because I purchased my favorite trench, not only classic in design but material is completely water resistant. But for now, I'm lusting these baggies... 

images per Jak&jil; leighton on pursepage; nicole richie on thevoguediaries
Celine bicanvas- also available at Neiman Marcus ; image jak&jil

Monday, March 21, 2011

Missoni + Havaianas

Two of my favorite colorful brands have united Brazil and Italy with the Missoni Loves Havaianas collaboration....the must have flippy floppy of the summer....

images per
The colorful creations will be available this summer in Missoni boutiques,, and (Sand Art).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Getting Pinched

This is my version of green beer...
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Drink Responsibly 

St. Patrick's Day, Tiny Boxwood's

Kate Obsession

Fashion legend Matthew Williamson is receiving quite the amount of heat for undermining Kate Middleton's role in the fashion world. "Kate isn’t a fashion bunny,” he said. “I don’t know why everyone in fashion is waiting to see what she wears. I’m, like, thinking: get over it" (Styleite). Honestly I tend to agree, she is a very well dressed girl but I don't know what the rave is. Her style is too conservative to be considered innovative. She fits the role of a conservative queen to be, and looks stunning doing it but as for a trend setter I'm not quite sure she is there. Pictures below in a classic Burberry Trench the bride to be looks absolutely enchanting, but there is just nothing "fashion bunny" about it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Under my umbrella, ay ay ay

My cousin Andrea was sporting the most adorable umbrella a few days ago and it got me thinking, what a perfect way to brighten up a gloomy rainy day! Protect your ensemble and blow dried locks from spring showers with these Topshop finds...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gone Travelin

It seems one of the most beloved college holidays is upon us. The week we've been slaving for at the gymnasium for since January...the highly anticipated SPRIING BREAK!!
Where is everyone going off to for Spring break?
Over the break I will work on my photographs, I need to better adjust composition and framing, I'm really bad at that, I tend to just snap away and think of editing later. 

hotel room shot, need to work on centering composition 

Friday Off: Bloggers silence for Japan

I will be joining other bloggers this friday March 18th in a day of silence  FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE. There will not be a new post this Friday on Cinched in order to participate. Please visit FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE, to see how you can help.

Monday, March 14, 2011


The time has come, we've set our clocks an hour fast and said goodbye to winter wear. Let's step into spring in hot and high slithery snake touches. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Karen, my beast

I lost the biggest saint in my life. The most loving animal I've ever come across. 
My sister, my beast, my Karen. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thrill of it

Shadows Assignment Dig Photo

Walking on a dream
How can I explain?
Talking to myself
Will I see again?

We are always running
For the thrill of it, thrill of it.
Always pushing up the hill
searching for the thrill of it
(Empire of the Sun-Walking on a Dream)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

She's a Maniac

Riddle me this, who other than genius Brian Atwood would be responsible for these out of this world pumps. Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps as seen on Emma Roberts...


Friday, March 4, 2011


I see London, I see France.
I see dots and stripes in dance.

the sartorialist

Scott Schuman reports a myriad of mixed prints ensembles from the fashion week scene in Milano.

the sartorialist

Mix it up with print pieces at Topshop...

vertical stripe shirt; Red Spring meadow dress; Navy Spot Trench; Navy circle polka skirt; Black Daisy Print Jacket; Red spotted scallop collar dress

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday AM's

If it were a perfect Thursday this is how my morning would look after Pilates at Aerobifit.
Skinny latte at Tiny's catching the Thursday Styles section.

Tiny Boxwoods, image per Annina Stefanelli

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

House of Cases

Inspired by fashion forward starletts, House of Cases brings a new level of 
a fashion house for your tech toys. Sartorially protect your laptop in House of Cases' sleek patterns to make a  statement at school or office.