Bright colors are big for Spring, especially blue, yellow and hot pink. I wouldn't exactly call this hot pink, but it's fun and bright and I sure do love backless tops. I think it's the best way to be sexy - cleavage is as passe as pastels. Buy this at ShopBop for $64.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I love the front pockets on these pants! These would be great matched with some low-heel wedges and a breezy blouse, perfect for a the Winter to Spring transition. Buy them at pangaya for the sale price of $141.
I adore shirts with wings on the back, and this one is definitely the cutest I've seen so far! And check out the names of the different sizes, how friggin adorable is that?? Buy it for just $58 at Unsung Designers... did I mention my birthday is coming up??
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is a to-die-for dress by DVF, but of course it's impossibly expensive, even though it's half off. The very pale pink is sweet while the black accents give it a dark, Victorian-like edge. Buy it at Serendipity Chic for $313.
Tom's shoes have been really popular for a long time. For every pair purchased the company donates a pair to a child in South America or Africa, which is very feel-good. And they're on sale at Girlshop for $30! A great purchase and perfect for the upcoming warm weather, how could you possibly resist???
Monday, February 26, 2007
Support the fight against breast cancer and look smashing at the same time! Buy this Oscar de la Renta designed tee at Saks Fifth Avenue for $35, and $31 will go to benefit the Women's Cancer Research Fund.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Debut of The Fashion Designer Collection
306 E. 61st St., 7th fl.
Join Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore along with special guests Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, from Queer Eye at the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery for the debut of their new Fashion Designer Collection on March 8, 2007 for a guest-list only cocktail party fundraiser benefiting Gilda's Club Worldwide.
Original and innovative carpets created by award-winning fashion designers Tommy Hilfiger and Nanette Lepore will be auctioned off and a luxury raffle will be held with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Gilda's Club Worldwide. Some of the items include a gift certificate and two tickets to Nanette Lepore's fashion show, gift certificate to Tommy Hilfiger, and dinner for two at The Capital Grille.
For more information, please visit www.gildasclub.org/ylc
Contact 212.871.3020, ext. 103 or kkohrherr@jgordonassociates.
It's surprising to hear that military looks are in for Spring, usually they're a Fall deal. To brighten the look, wear it with light colors and fabrics. I like these pants (though kinda dark), partially because they're $200 off at $75 at Man Eater Threads.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The nautical look is coming for Spring and this cardigan would perfectly accent an outfit but it's not too trendy and won't end up discarded to the back of the closet until Vogue says it's ok to wear again. Buy it at the Gap for $40.
These are gonna be some of THE shoes to have this Spring. Ankle-strap flats are super cute with a short skirt or dress or even a pair of breezy capris. They're $95 at Klub Nico, which is sold out of them for the moment but you should definately pre-order a pair. They're restocking in April, which will be the perfect weather to start wearing them!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Simple, chic purses are what's in for Spring, so say goodbye to hardware and other embellishments. This is a great tote, very streamlined and perfect for everyday use. Buy it for 50% off in black or brown for $70 at eBags. Plus free shipping!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Ugly Betty" has caused a surge in the popularity of red frames for both regular and sunglasses. Here's a great pair of vintage frames by Gucci ( well if you consider the 1980s vintage) that are impossibly chic. Buy them at Object Fetish for $245.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Spring is peeking its head around the corner and the warm weather is getting me excited about the cute fashions one can wear when the outside is heating up. I think everyone should own a great pair of hot pants to wear out to the clubs, and these are definitely great. Foxy! Buy them at Searle NYC for $228.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I love the subtle heart print on this silk blazer (at first I thought they were flowers, not that the print itself is subtle). Very chic with a vintage flair, you can get it on sale at Le Train Bleu for $149 - you have to scroll down till almost the bottom to find it.
This week's hottest deals from The Bargainist:
- Nordstom - Up to 70% off clearance
- Gap - 20% off purchases of $100
- Refurbished 2G iPod shuffle $59
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- Amazon.com - Buy 3 kitchen & home products, get 4th free
- Belkin - 25% off total purchases
- Karma Loop - 20% off purchases
- Lucy.com - 40% off purchases
- Lands End - Winter Blowout Finale
"It's been a really great season for salable clothes," explains Constance White, Style Director for eBay.com in the Fashiontribes videoblog interview (above). "We've returned to a lot of Americana - a lot of jackets, a lot of skirts and pants, but with a new twist: it's very glamorous and very polished. The most important shows most certainly would include Marc Jacobs, and Phillip Lim, who I loved. He is a newer talent, and we really have to have newer talent if we're going to survive and continue to be important."
- COLOR "Yes, we saw a lot of black; yes, we saw tons of gray, and we saw a lot of navy, but hey, it's fall, what's the big deal in that? Color was the number one big trend for fall."
- OPTIONS "The other big news is that as opposed to just dresses, there are now a lot more options for women."
- LACE UP BOOTIES "Fall's must-have shoe."
- MINIMAL JEWELRY There's been a strong de-emphasis on jewelry, and a lot of head emphasis whether it was those huge-brimmed hats at Marc Jacobs or great little handkerchiefs at Michael Kors. We just didn't see a lot of necklaces and earrings."
- Lesley Scott
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Clutches are becoming very hip to carry to have during the day, but if you're wary of buying yet another purse to add to your collection than this one is perfect. It could easily pull double duty, going from day to night, which is my favorite type of anything! Another plus? It's only $10 at Target, definately worth every penny!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Steve Madden is probably my favorite place to buy cute shoes for low prices. This pair definately stood out to me, because you can wear them all the time but they are for from a pair of boring black pumps. Plus they're on sale for just $70!
Check out this hip new site, Red Velvet Couture. All of its stuff is in the perfect price range (at least according to me!), which means their sales are to die for. With great designers like Dogearred, Sam Edelman, and Penny Loves Kenny, you know they definately know what's hip. If you're looking for the chicest jewelry, shoes or handbags at prices that are affordable but not so cheap you worry about the quality, than this is the place!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Attention fashionistas! Robin Givhan, fashion guru for The Washington Post, returns to the Corcoran, fresh from the February and March shows in New York, Milan and Paris, to discuss her take on the season’s hits and misses. With images from the shows, she shares how we can turn the runway looks into fall fashion realities. Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her fashion coverage, Givhan is the one to turn to for the latest news and trends in the international fashion industry. Her work has been published in the International Herald Tribune, American Vogue, Marie Claire, and Essence.
Members: $20.00 Public: $25.00
Lots of celebs love jewely by Jessica Hicks, Ali Larter, Michele Trachtenberg, Jessica Alba, and Sarah Jessica Parker to name a few. The most popular of her pieces is this star pendant, which you can buy in silver for $55 or gold for a considerably more pricey $280.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Spending all your well earned bucks on Mystic Tan? Well, consider this an investment, a tanning spray gun of your very own! It costs $175, which isn't too bad, but refills are $65... I don't know how many applications you'd get out of a cartriage, but I would hope it's more than 50, otherwise it wouldn't be worth it. Each cartriage holds 4 oz, so I would guess it would provide a lot of glow unless you were SERIOUSLY tanorexic. Buy it at Sephora.
These pants look like an oil painting to me and I love it! Perfect for a creative event, like an art gallery exibit, an indie movie premiere or some avant-garde theatre, wear these if you don't mind standing out from the crowd. Buy them at Stars + Infinite Darkness for $225.
I adore hoods on unexpected pieces, and this dress is a great example! It looks like something you could wear to work or lounge around the house in, which I love since being comfy no matter what is very important to me (with the exception of shoes, of course!). I'm not sure how I feel about the bat sleeves, but since it's on sale for $156 at Coco & Delilah, I figured I would let all my readers know about it.