Friday, June 29, 2007

Paramita Dress

This dress is great, it totally reminds me of the funky style of Custo Barcelona! It's definitely unique and not something you'll see 20 people wearing to the same event. Buy it at Blondette for $108.

Fall Peep Toe Mary Jane

Fall Peep Toe Mary JaneFall is coming, Fall is coming! Here's an example of the upcoming Fall shoes, from what I've seen I would say that heels are chunkier and platforms, animal prints and wedges are still in. Although the wedge has got a curvier shape to it. You can get a head start and buy these from Piperlime for $125.

Little White Dress

Little White DressDesigned by COURRÉGES for La Redoute, this is a great Summer dress though I can see it being worn year round. It has a flattering a-line shape and and a really cute button up back. Buy for $140.

Celeb Style: Tijuana La Cucaracha

Tijuana La CucarachaYou can get this tee, seen on a few celebs, at the popular tee store Materialust for $55.

The Best Beauty Tip I Ever Got

I was in a club bathroom many years ago using blotting paper when a girl asked if she could use a piece. I gave her a few and she told me that the disposable toilet seat covers found in many public restrooms were made from the same material and were great for face blotting! I had never even thought about that but try it next time you feel oily and see how awesome it is!

PVC Pants

PVC PantsWell if Kate Moss and Posh Spice are doing it than it must be cool... you can buy these shiny leggings at Mango online (sold out in most stores) for $17. Since the site won't let me link directly, go to the garment category leggins to find them. I can't imagine how skinny you'd have to be for them to look good on you!

Vintage Printed Tunic

Vintage Printed TunicI posted this on StyleHive and people seemed to really like it so here it is for the ladies who don't read that site! You can buy it at Zu-Zu-b for just $51.

The Burkini

In case you didn't know, A burka is a full-length garment worn by some Muslim women. The "Burkini" is a new phenomenon in Australia–basically a burka Muslim women can wear to the beach and swim in. It's even become popular with women of other religions as it certainly protects from sun damage. The Burkini is made from ultraviolet- and water-protected polyester and sells for $125-$160. You can purchase one from Ahiida if this is up your ally.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pinstripe Shorts

Pinstripe ShortsHuzzah for being able to wear long shorts to work! Of course, that depends on your office, but a lot of places seem to think it's ok. These are great because they have a subtle funky edge to them without being too out there. Buy at Paper-Doll for $142.

Small Bucket Tote

Small Bucket ToteI love the shape of bucket totes and this one looks a lot more expensive than it really is! Buy is in dark or light brown at Macy*s for $59.

Queen Bee Tank & Tee Sale

Queen Bee Tank & Tee SaleFrom now until 7/4 Queen Bee is offering 10% off all basic tanks and tees! Save on labels such as Splendid, Three Dots and more! Simply type "basicsale" in the discount code at checkout to save!

Pink Maxi Dress

Pink Maxi DressI hate the adjective "maxi," it makes me think of feminine products. Just though I'd share that. Buy this long, column-looking dress at Dillard's for just $118.

Puff Sleeve Cropped Blazer

This is a super cute and affordable blazer. It's easy to slack on pieces like this since they're not really necessary but sometimes they really pull an outfit together. Buy at Topshop for £40.00 or about $80.

Cashmere Kimono Wrap Sweater

Cashmere Kimono Wrap SweaterIf your office tends to be a bit on the chilly side, why not toss on this wrap in beautiful turquoise! Originally retailled at $218, but it's on clearance sale at Bluefly for just $111! I just need to wait a week so I can get it on next month's credit card bill instead of this month's!

Jessica Kagan Cushman Black Resin Bangles

Pretty much everyone made a big fuss about the ivory version of these bangles, but I prefer these new black ones a lot more! The just have a glammer feel to them and you can buy them at RavinStyle for $125 each.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cutaway Back Top

Cutaway Back TopInteresting backs are so underrated, there's nothing sexier than a woman's back! Draw people's attention to it with this top at Free People for $68.

RIP Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne died yesterday, at age 78, after a battle with cancer. Goodbye to a fashion legend! 1929 - 2007.

Kitten Heel Maryjanes

Wine Kitten Heel MaryjanesWhat fabulous retro-styled shoes that you can wear to work and play. Boy these at Plasticland for the sale price of $25.

Celeb Style: Hot Pink Asymmetrical Dress

Ashlee Simpson in a Pink Dress
I'm not 100% sure how I feel about this dress, it looks a little baggy on Ashlee Simpson. But I love the color and neck and it's by Maria Bonita Extra which is sharply growly in popularity. Of course, it's $600 at ShopBop but if you're in NY maybe you can find it at the sale!

Three NYC Sales Starting Today!

Kara Janx
Up to 70% off women's tops, bottoms, dresses and swimwear from the former Project Runway contestant
When/Where:
Wednesday June 27th, Thursday June 28th. Daily 11am—7pm.
130 W 37th St between Broadway and Seventh Ave, third floor
(212-971-7302)

Rebecca Taylor
Up to 65% off the label's super feminine separates
When/Where:
Wednesday June 27th, Thursday June 28th. Wed 8am—8pm; Thu 10am—7pm.
336 W 37th St at Eighth Ave
(212-338-0339)

Brian Réyes, Mischen, Lerario Beatriz, and Maria Bonita Extra
Up to 80% off high-end women's clothing
When/Where:
Wednesday June 27th through Friday June 29th. Daily 10am—8pm.
Fifty Two Showroom, 52 Walker St between Broadway and Church Sts, fifth floor

Heart Ring

Heart RingI *heart* this heart ring! Buy it at the Indie Shopper for $68.

Vintage-Style Hats

If you love vintage style hats like me, than you simply MUST check out Artikal NYC. Prices range from about $100 to $150 and they have just about every style of hat you could ever crave!

Shiny Motorcycle Jacket

Shiny Motorcycle JacketI am obsessed with owning a fitted motorcycle jacket like this one from Smashing Darling. Unfortunately I still can't justify the $320 price tag... maybe when it's colder out...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Softer Side of Grunge


You KNOW you can't resist the allure of "Foho!"

Bright A-line Skirt

Bright A-line SkirtYou may be sick of hearing me bitch about not having enough Summer skirts, and if so than you should buy me this and I promise to be quiet for at least a month! The colors are absolutely fabulous, fun and bright and yet somehow soothing... ahhhhhh. Buy this in regular or petite (thank you!!!!) at the Skirt Spot for just $46.

Strapless Polka Dot Top

Strapless Polka Dot TopI usually hate strapless tops but that's because the elastic band on top squishes me funny, making it look like my armpits are fat. But this top has a structured shape in a fun retro print. Buy at South Moon Under for $88.

Cute As A Button Necklace

Cute As A Button NecklaceSeen on Fergie and Christina Aguilera, this necklace has a great, cheeky attitude about it. Buy at Lisa Kline for $135.

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Handbag

Decades Two is one of the few places on eBay that I consider a trustworthy source of designer goods. Check out this amazing deal–a black quilted Chanel bag for (currently) $274! These things tend to go for $700 or more normally!

Simply Chloe Dao Dress

Simply Chloe Dao DressDid you know that Project Runway winner Chloe Dao has a line available at QVC?? Me neither! I like this simple jersey dress for $60 the best, with the great obi styled belt.

Italian Linen Shorts

Italian Linen ShortsNot just any linen.... ITALIAN linen, oh snap! If you're like me, you hate your thighs but want to wear fancy shorts out more often. I think these are a decent length, really short but still managing to cover up more than most really short shorts. Buy in brown or orangy red at Bebe for $79.

Scalloped Blouse

Scalloped BlouseI hope you didn't miss me too much yesterday! The scalloped detailing gives this top a rather vintagey feel. You can buy this in black, white, brown or blue at Hayden Harnett for the sale price of $87.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Celeb Style: Gold Bamboo Earrings

Gold Bamboo EarringsHilary Duff has been seen wearing these bamboo earrings all over! If you think you'll love them as much as she does, buy them at Kitson for $148.

Cowl Neck Dress

Cowl Neck DressFrom the Kate Moos Topshop collection, here is a great mini dress that's very rock n roll! Buy it at Barney's for $115.

X Cutout Camisole

X Cutout CamisoleThe cutout trim on the top makes this trapeze cami so cut and unique! I could see wearing this with some short shorts and a pair of leather slides for a fun, casual look. Buy it at Revolve Clothing for $82.

Canvas Boots

Canvas BootsThese boots are brilliant, since they're canvas you can fold over the top or slouch the down or pull them up straight for three different looks! They come in black, brown and ivory and the best part is they only cost $48 at Zu-Zu-b!!!!! Boy I love affordable fashion.

June 21 Nordstrom Sale Pieces

Maggy London Twin Print Dress
This plus-sized printed dress just is bright and fun and only $79 (originally $118).
Paige Premium Denim 'Roxbury' Ankle Length Stretch Jeans
I don't care what anyone says, skinny jeans are still in! This pair is great if you're short because they're ankle length. Originally $179, they're now $107!
AK Anne Klein Eyelet Border Skirt
I desperately need more Summery skirts to were to work! This is a good one and it's only $66 (originally $99).
Weatherproof Sateen Belted Trench Coat
A sassy trench coat is a fashion staple that everyone should own! Buy it in khaki for $70 (originially $110).

Bright Orange Skirt

Bright Orange SkirtThis is a great skirt for the Summer! It's bright, it looks very comfy and lightweight and you can wear it for just about any occasion. Buy it at Couture Candy for $159.

Queen Bee Sale Sale

Queen Bee Sale SaleNo, the headline is not a typo, now until 6/27 Queen Bee is giving an extra 10% off all sale items. Type "sale621" in the discount code at checkout to redeem.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stretch Lace Mini Dress

Lace Mini Dress This stretch lace shift can be worn as a mini dress or tunic top. It's fully lined under the lace and has a cute silk sash. Buy it at Unsung Designers for $120.

eLuxury Designer Sale

Not only can you get 60% off great designers at eLuxury, but use the code "JUNE" to get free shipping on top of that! Brands on sale are:
Dior
Bailey 44
Blumarine
Calvin Klein Collection
Celine
Citizens of Humanity
D&G Dolce & Gabbana
Derek Lam
Dsquared2
Edun
Ella Moss
Emilio Pucci
Earnest Sewn
Etro
Fendi
James Perse
Jean Paul Gaultier
JET
Juicy Couture
Just Cavalli
L.A.M.B.
La Perla
Loomstate
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs Collection
Missoni
Nanette Lepore
Nina Ricci
Paige Premium Denim
Peter Som
Robert Rodriguez
Roberto Cavalli
7 for all Mankind
Trovata
True Religion Jeans
Versace
Vince

Leather Bucket Tote

Leather Bucket ToteI absolutely adore the square shape of this purse! Available in black patent, brown, olive or gold, buy this at Tucker Paisley for $308.

Horsebit Bracelet

Horsebit BraceletThat's right, horsebit jewelry and prints are in thanks to Gucci and preppie women from Connecticut. This bracelet is only $12 at Suey Boutique and if you manage to spend more than $40 in total at the site , they give you a free pair of sunglasses! Use the code "US87" to pick up one of their many celeb-inspired shades.

Bond No. 9 New York - Bryant Park

Bond No. 9 New York - Bryant ParkOne of the most popular brands of perfume for rich NY socialites is Bond No. 9 New York... though most people haven't even heard of it. Well, spread the word because these are great perfumes and isn't time you got yourself a new signature scent? Their upcoming Bryant Park (July 7) is creating the biggest buzz–pre-order yours today at Saks Fifth Avenue for $185.

Pleated Cap Sleeve Top

Pleated Cap Sleeve TopThis is a cute top with a shiny bow belt that I absolutely love! The top does look a little sheer though, so I would definitely layer this over a cami. Buy at Tobi for the sale price of $36.

NYC Sale Time!

Why oh why do I always hear about these when I can never go?!? Anyone volunteer to be my personal shopper in NY?

New York Dog
Up to 80% off canine clothing, collars, leashes and other accessories
When/Where:
Tuesday June 19th through Friday June 22nd. Tue—Fri 8am—8pm.
133 W 25th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Suite 9 East
(646-486-1331)

Alice + Olivia
Up to 70% off youthful dresses, tops, skirts and the label's famously flattering pants
When/Where:
Tuesday June 19th through Friday June 22nd. Daily 10am—7pm.
80 W 40th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
(212-840-0887)

Alice & Trixie
Up to 75% off this label's pretty, flirty dresses and tops
When/Where:
Through Thursday June 21st. Daily 10am—7pm.
265 W 37th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves
(212-944-6203)

Paul Stuart
Major markdowns on preppy basics for men and women
When/Where:
Begins Wednesday June 20th; no end date set. Mon—Wed, Fri 8am—6:30pm; Thu 8am—7pm; Sat 9am—6pm; Sun noon—5pm.
10 E 45th St at Madison Ave
(212-682-0320)

Rachel Roy
Up to 75% off the designer's dressy, dramatic pants, tops and frocks
When/Where:
Through Friday June 22nd. Daily noon—7pm.
25 W 39th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 14th floor
(212-629-7170)

Catherine Malandrino

The designer's chic, beautiful tops, pants and dresses are majorly marked down
When/Where:
Thursday June 21st through Saturday June 23rd. Thu, Fri 10am—8pm; Sat 10am—6pm.
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, fifth floor
(212-736-6262, ext 2013)
RSVP

Speaking of Catherine Malandrino, anyone want to buy a size 4, gold cocktail dress by her? Worn once? You know you want to make me an offer!

Celeb Style: Kate and Kass Alice B. Toklas Dress

Kate and Kass Alice B. Toklas DressThis dress was photographed on Nicky Hilton while she was visiting her sister in jail and now everyone is scurrying to find it. You can pre-order it from Singer 22 in size medium for $176 now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The FitFlop

The FitflopDescribed as "engineered to absorb shock, lessen joint strain and recreate the gait of barefoot walking with a powerful new built-in micro-wobbleboard workout-enhancing effect." Certainly sounds interesting, I would love to get a workout just by walking around in sandals. They look really comfy and lots of people are talking about them so pre-order yours today (to be shipped Aug 17) at Bliss for $45 in red, blue or black.

Double-breasted Cropped Blazer

Double-breasted Cropped BlazerI dunno if military-inspired pieces are really in right now, but they usually are every Fall. So get a head start and buy this blazer for $100 at Bluefly.

Roberto Cavalli Designing Line For H&M

Roberto CavalliThe man who never met an animal print he didn't like, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, will be coming out with a collection for H&M. Unlike many capsule collections created by high-end fashion names for mass retailers, Cavalli's line, which will no doubt be full of colorful, printed pieces, will include clothing for both women and men, specifically, 20 pieces for men and 25 for women (including lingerie and accessories). The clothing will be available in select H&M stores on November 8th. In the press release emailed early this morning announcing the decision, Cavalli stated that he "will add a dash of festivity and dreams" to H&M. We think that, for one, the H&M on 34th Street is in most need of festivity and dreams, as when we visit that location it's always filled with frustration, despair and tourists.

With this year's designer collaboration H&M opens its doors to the exclusive world of Roberto Cavalli. The Italian designer will create a one-off collection for women and men exclusively for H&M. The line will carry the vital touch and the intense sensuality typical of Roberto Cavalli, one of the world's most exciting and creative fashion designers.

"Roberto Cavalli has created a world of his own, iconic and full of fantasy, when it comes to colours, prints, and style. There is no place for shyness and no possibility of ending up with a mainstream wardrobe of everyday basics. The Roberto Cavalli collections represents an exuberant, successful lifestyle", says Margareta van den Bosch.

"As the first Italian designer in the history of H&M, I enthusiastically welcomed this invitation, proud to bring the lively and positive spirit of my work to a new audience, who will be able to see and interpret my style in an individual way. I love freedom and challenges: breaking down barriers, experimenting in different directions. H&M is all this for me. I will add a dash of festivity and dreams", explains Roberto Cavalli.

The "Roberto Cavalli at H&M" collection will be available in approximately 200 selected H&M stores worldwide for a limited period of time starting from November 8th 2007.

The line will consist of iconic menswear, 20 pieces, and womenswear, 25 pieces, including lingerie plus matching accessories.

Thanks to his boundless creativity, Roberto Cavalli is known as a designer to the stars and the international jet set. He regularly dresses international personalities: Madonna, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Gong Li, Victoria Beckham, Lenny Kravitz and Adrien Brody. Mr Cavalli's vision is synonymous with glamour and a sensual, revolutionary style. Florentine craftsmanship and tradition combine with a love of colour, embellishment and prints inspired by nature translates into a unique, inimitable style.

Today the Roberto Cavalli universe includes signature collections for both men and women. There is Just Cavalli for a young audience, and Class Cavalli a diffusion collection as well as the Angels and Devils collection for boys and girls.

In addition there is also beachwear, lingerie, shoes, eyewear, watches and perfumes. Other products from the world of Roberto Cavalli are accessories for the home, wine and vodka.

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