Dames of the Met Gala 2014

The Met Gala is one of New York City’s more premier fashion events, drawing artists and entert

Dame DVF

I’ve been itching to check out the exhibit which celebrates the Journey of the Dress, the 40 y

A Little Mid-Week Music

There are a couple of songs I’d like to share with you in honor of Wednesday, the hump day of


Dames of the Met Gala 2014

May 6, 2014 in Dates, Dolls, Uncategorized

The Met Gala is one of New York City’s more premier fashion events, drawing artists and entertainers from around the world to walk the red carpet in looks that are personal interpretations of an annual theme. This year’s theme was in conjunction with the Costume Institute’s exhibit, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.” Though the attire suggested was black and white, I happen to be a really big fan of the guests who shows up in color. My favorite looks at this year’s Met Gala were:




Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera


Selena Gomez in Diane Von Furstenberg


Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso


Model Liu Wen in Zach Posen


Emma Stone in Thakoon


Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu


Suki Waterhouse in Burberry


Rihanna in Stella McCartney



Dame DVF

March 25, 2014 in Dig It, Dolls

I’ve been itching to check out the exhibit which celebrates the Journey of the Dress, the 40 year anniversary of Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress.

As you walk in, you see a neon pink sign at the end of the bubble gum hallway decorated in snippets of the dress’s press, that quotes DVF, “Feel like a woman, wear a dress!”

Over 100 mannequins fill the main room, separated by style and color to showcase the history of the timeless wrap dress. Classic DVF prints wrap this room, making for fantastic photo ops (see below).

The other half of the exhibit was dedicated to other artist work inspired by Diane herself, including photographs taken of Diane by Helmut Newton and the Andy Warhol series.




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A Little Mid-Week Music

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are a couple of songs I’d like to share with you in honor of Wednesday, the hump day of the week when you remember that the weekend is alas almost here once again.

Here are a few songs that I discovered this week, hope you enjoy!




Dapper Couples at the Oscar’s 2014

March 4, 2014 in Dates, Dolls, Dudes

The best detail on the red carpet at this year’s Oscar’s, were the significant others. It was hard to pick which was the best dresses because I was more impressed by the coordinating and supportive spouses on the red carpet. The singular actor would not shine as bright without their love. Cheers to that! (Side note … Portia and Ellen were extremely underrated).

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Recent Purchases

February 26, 2014 in Dig It, Dolls

Dear Polar Vortex,
Please leave, no one wants you here. You put strain on my comfort, happiness and my WALLET.
I’m done with you. Please get over me.



P.S. Recent purchases that keep me going…



February 14, 2014 in Dolls, Dudes

Food for thought on this day of love. True happiness comes from within ourselves, we were born with everything we need. If we constantly look for outside sources for happiness we will eventually end up feeling empty. Today, try not to focus on “what can I get from this and that” and switch your thoughts to the fact that it is impossible for anyone or anything else to define YOU. Do not give away your power and the magic of your essence by putting weight on outside situations.

I’m going to focus on GIVING. Giving my time, my attention and my love to some really special people. I’ve teamed up with some incredible people, stylist and blogger Lily Duevel from adoptedSTYLE and my favorite Chicago based jewelry designer Amy Vorel of Vo Jewelry! Her signature line, Vo, is for the effortless, everyday city girl (or guy!) who aspires to live a life of style and creativity. The Vo line is timeless; pieces that one can wear everyday, yet versatile enough to take an ordinary outfit to the next level.

In the spirit of giving love on this day of love, I’m giving one lucky dame their very own VO bulletproof gold-filled necklace! To enter to win, make sure to follow adoptedSTYLEDapper Details, and Vo Jewelry on Facebook and Instagram (@adoptedstyle @taylerlayne) to stay alert for the question “What is your dream Valentine’s Day date?” Make sure to respond on my  Instagram post by 6pm and the winner will be announced next week. Good luck, everyone & Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

Special thanks to 25 Degrees Restaurant for letting us use their space and to Austin Larson for taking these rad photos!

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Bell Bottom Blues

January 31, 2014 in Dolls

I’m sure you mid-westerners can all agree that your least favorite time if year is here; when the snow just sits, gets slushy and mushy with car exhaust. Leaving your shoe and pant options to Hunter boots and skinny jeans. Meh. This post will have to suffice for now.


Parisian apartment

January 22, 2014 in Domain

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Paint the Town…

January 2, 2014 in Dolls

Paint the Town...
Zara tube dress / Topshop red top / Zara red suede boots / Zara red suede boots / Studded booties / Charlotte Olympia lucite handbag / ASOS 100 leather handbag / STELLA McCARTNEY baseball cap hat / Silver sunglasses / Chanel lipstick / Essie orange nail polish

Tay’s Birthday Wish List

December 26, 2013 in Dig It