Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gray Pleated Skirt

Gray Pleated SkirtThis skirt has a slight drop-waist feel to it, or maybe tulip? Well, I like it and it's only $80 at Yoox in gray or black (gray is in for Fall).

NOTE: I am moving(!) tomorrow and Thursday, so there may be a significant lack of posts :(. So here are some sites that will hopefully keep you entertained!
Daily Candy
Style.com
TMZ

Budget Fashionista Contest

This August, The Budget Fashionista fashion blog is launching weekend
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Thigh High Socks

Thigh High SocksAre socks going to replace leggings as the way to stay warm(ish) while wearing a skirt in the Winter??? Either way, I love tall socks, I wear them under pants since I get cold so easily. Buy these at Active Endeavors for $20.

Bright Red Tunic

Bright Red TunicBright colors are remaining in this Fall, and this top is beautiful, fun and definitely bright! I like the sleeves and the fun wrap style and it's on super sale, just $39 at Label Spree.

Black & White Slingbacks

Black & White SlingbacksWhat a very chic pair of shoes that are perfect for even the most conservative office! Buy at Jildor, originally $275 but marked down to $179. There's also a white & tan version on the site.

Satin Jacquard Wrap Dress

Satin Jacquard Wrap DressThis beautiful satin dress is half off at Net-A-Porter, only $120. How can you possibly resist?!?!

Varsity Cardigan

Varsity CardiganThere is no place more perfect for preppy shopping than J. Crew. I love this sweater, it looks like the ultimate thing to snuggle up in once Fall starts. Buy it for $128.

The Baggu Bag

The Baggu BagAnother bag created to replace the millions of plastic bags thrown out each year, the Baggu Bag is cute, comes in a zillion colors, folds up all tiny and is super strong and stretchy! You can buy one for $8 or in bulk (presents for all your friends!) at Baggu.

Rough Diamonds

I recently read about the rough, uncut diamond trend at the WSJ and I'm desperately looking for a place that you can buy them online.
Diamond in the Rough Ring
I love this ring by Diamond in the Rough, but, while you can buy them in store at a few places like Bergdorf & Neimans, they don't seem to have them online!
De Beers Talisman Pendant
The best I could find was the De Beers Talisman Collection, which uses small rough diamonds, but nothing really stand-out. I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for you though!

Tweed Herringbone Dress

Tweed Herringbone Dress This is a great Summer to Fall piece. Wear it now with strappy sandals, then later with tights or boots! And it's on super sale, down from $148 to $52 at Dillard's.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Panama


I will post more later, but here's one Panama hat (a straw fedora) which is the ultimate accessory for this Summer! I own one in black, so hopefully I'll be able to get away with wearing it in the late Fall, we shall see. Get this beautiful and simple one at Amazon for only $20.

Embroidered Pea Coat

Embroidered Pea CoatI heart Fall fashion, with the lux fabrics and tailored shapes. This military-styled pea coat has a beautifully embroidered back and you can buy it at Free People for only $168. To check out the front, click the image or go to the site.

Satin Ballet Flat

Satin Ballet FlatThese have brilliant details on the side vamp (that's the front toe area of the shoe)! Plus, eve though they're on huge, super sale, there's pairs available in almost any size. Buy them at ShopBop for $168, down from $335.

Erica Aneburg Jewelry

I've been checking out Erica Aneburg's jewelry line, and I really love her stuff! She definitely rocks the edgy and dark vibe, though some of her stuff is sweet too. And remember that gun necklace I was obsessed with awhile ago? Well, she has a version for only $112. In fact, she has more than one in case you prefer an AK47 or Uzi. She also has grenades, knifes... just go check it out!

Ice Cream Tee

Ice Cream TeeDown to $59 from $90, this tee has a retro sex appeal to it that I love. Buy it at Intermix in ivory or coral.

Black Sequin Tank Dress

Black Sequin Tank DressRemember the gray and gold version of this tank dress I posted about? Well, I like this one much better, I think the black on black just looks better and more versatile. Buy this at Queen Bee for $198.

Ruffled Tunic

I'm often drawn to girly details, as long as the piece isn't over the top. This is a perfect example, taking a simple tunic and adding a sweet ruffle. Buy this top at Couture Candy for $114.

Custo Store CHICAGO Party

Custo Store CHICAGO PartyCusto Barcelona is having a party to celebrate the opening of their Chicago store!
Water Tower Plaza, 3rd Floor
845 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
Tuesday, July 31
6-8 PM
RSVP Jagoli 312.563.0563

Fall 2007 Riding Boots

Everyone should own one pair of sleek equestrian boots since they always seem to be in at least once every three years. Here's a few options in as wide of a pirce range as I could find (boots are expensive!)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Pleated Plaid Mini

Pleated Plaid MiniPlaid this Fall is a mix of dark and bright and this skirt is a perfect example. Very cute and undeniably schoolgirl, buy this at Victoria's Secret for $60.

Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale

Kate Spade Friends & Family SaleKate Spade Friends and Family Sale!
Save an extra 20% off sale items until tomorrow, Sat 28, by using the code "summer07" or by printing out this coupon and brinigng it in-store.

Bamboo Print Wrap

A polished wrap top with stylish bamboo print. Looks like something you could easily wear to work, or happy hour or just running errands. Buy at Planet Funk for $54.

Ribbon Shorts

Ribbon ShortsMade out of very comfy material, this could be used for lounging around or worn out on the town with heels. Buy them for $68 at Style Scene.

Open Neck Bootie

Open Neck BootieThis ankle boot has a sexy cut and a vintage-inspired style that I love. Buy at Lollipop London for the sale price of £90.00 or about $180.

Red Eyelet Cotton Shirtdress

Red Eyelet Cotton ShirtdressThis may have more of a Spirng/Summer feel as opposed to Summer/Fall, but it's still Summer and this is definitely worth it. It's almost 50% off at Bluefly right now, buy it for only $155.

Fuchsia Bird Top

Fuchsia Bird TopI'm still on a quest to find more Summer tops to wear to work. This one is great because the cut is heat friendly and still conservative, and the print is creative and fun! I am a little worried that it's too sheer, but that's nothing a cami won't fix! Buy it on sale at Active Endeavors for $105.

Brown Leather Shoulder Tote

Brown Leather Shoulder ToteThis is a great bag that, at first glance, looks classic and tailored. But then you notice the cute details, like the zipper pockets, and you realize it's still fun and unique. Buy it at Luna Boston for the sale price of $120.

A Brazillion NYC Sales

Rothman's
Massive discounts on suits from Hugo Boss, Hicky Freeman and more
When/Where:
Through Thursday August 9th. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm.
200 Park Ave South at 17th St (212-777-7400)

Bird
Up to 75% off clothing from covetable labels like Mayle and 3.1 Phillip Lim
When/Where:
Friday July 27th through Sunday August 12th. Call locations for hours of operation.
430 Seventh Ave between 14th and 15th Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-4940)
220 Smith St at Butler St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-797-3774)

Operations
Up to 70% off the brand's sensible, utilitarian basics
When/Where:
Through Wednesday August 15th. Mon—Sat 11am—8pm; Sun noon—7pm.
60 Mercer St at Broome St (212-334-4950)

Pleats Please Issey Miyake
50% off the Japanese label's interesting, avant-garde seperates
When/Where:
Through Sunday August 5th. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 128
Wooster St at Prince St (212-226-3600)

Agent Provocateur
70% off the boutique's high-end lingerie
When/Where:
through Saturday July 28th. Daily 11am—7pm.
133 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-965-0229)

Ina
Major markdowns on the boutique's stellar selection of consigned goods.
When/Where:
Through Sunday July 29th. Daily noon—8pm.
Visit the store's website for locations.

Denim Blitz
Up to 90% off designer denim from True Religion, Antik, Diesel, Joe's and more
When/Where:
Thursday July 26th through Sunday August 5th. Mon—Fri noon—7pm; Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—7pm.
76 Greene St between Broome and Spring Sts

Miss Sixty/Energie
Up to 70% off clothing, denim and accessories for men and women. FYI: They're holding the sale in their huge new Flatiron store, which won't open till November.
When/Where:
Wednesday July 25th through Friday July 27th. Wed 8am—7pm; Thu, Fri 11am—7pm.
901 Broadway at 20th St (212-575-0315)

Peter Som
Usually-pricey clothing from the high-end designer starts at $75
When/Where:
Wednesday July 25th through Friday July 27th. Wed, Thu 9am—7pm; Fri 9am—2pm.
260 W 39th St at Seventh Ave, fifth floor (212-221-5991)

Christopher Dean and Sophia Eugene
Up to 80% off clothing from young labels Christopher Deane and Sophia Eugene, as well as handbags and shoes from other designers.
When/Where:
Through Sunday July 29. Mon—Sat noon—8pm; Sun noon—6pm.
37 Cornelia St between Bleecker and W 4th Sts (212-488-2124)

Johnson
Up to 75% off this LES boutique's quirky, vintage-inspired clothing for men and women
When/Where:
Going on now; no end date set. Daily 1—8pm.
179 Orchard St between Houston and Stanton Sts (646-602-8668)

Marmalade
Up to 40% off vintage pieces
When/Where: T
hursday July 19th through Tuesday July 31st. Daily noon—8:30pm.
172 Ludlow St at Stanton St (212-473-8070)

Jumelle
Up to 75% off this charming boutique's stock of clothing and accessories from labels like Loeffler Randall, APC and Sunner.
When/Where:
Thursday July 19th through Friday August 31st. Mon 1—7:30pm; Tue—Sat noon—7:30pm; Sun noon—7pm.
148 Bedford Ave between North 8th and 9th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-9525)

Ivory Tito Cowlneck

Ivory Tito CowlneckGet this 100% cashmere cowlneck sweater for $131 and be the envy of all your friends! The back is stunning, just click on my image or go to Fashion Chateau to see it for yourself.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Short Wrap Dress

Short Wrap DressMost of the wrap dresses I've seen have been knee length. But if you're in the mood to wear a universally flattering dress to a festive party, get this mini version by Lewis Cho. Buy in emerald green or black at Tobi for the amazing sale price of $99.

Tweed Wide-leg Trousers

Tweed Wide-leg TrousersWhile people are saying that wide-leg pants will be in for Fall, it seems to me that everything is up in the air as skinny, wide and flared duke it out. But instead of missing out, just buy a pair of pants that are cute AND affordable. Get these trousers at La Redoute for $70.

Puella Grab Bag

Puella Grab BagGet yourself a Puella grab bag with 10 items - camis, tops, dresses and the like. A retail value of $700 to $800, it only costs $150 at Puella Online!

Lust For Less: Flat T-Strap Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Oval
Most of my readers know that I hate thong sandals and I'm constantly looking for cute flats that won't hurt between my toes. Here's a dressy pair by Stuart Weitzman that costs $198.
Nine West Korsa
Of course that price tag might put you off. In that case, here's a pair of very similar sandals by Nine West for only $73.

Silver & Gold Floral Ring

Silver & Gold Floral RingI love it when a piece of jewelry mixes gold and silver together! If you wear this ring, you could also wear silver earrings and a gold necklace and no one could fault you! Buy at Revolve Clothing for the sale price of $42.

Tunic With Necklace

Tunic With NecklaceThis morning I was complaining on how I didn't have any Summer work tops to wear. This would make a good addition to any closet and it's only $60 at Blondette.

Teen Vogue Fashion Live!

Teen Vogue Fashion Live!
Teen Vogue Fashion Live! features a high-energy runway fashion show presenting looks from Billabong, Hurley, O'Neill, Vans and other designers. Also live on stage will be Tyler Hilton and The Veronicas performing songs from their debut albums, along with LA's KIIS FM DJ Drew. Demos by pro-surfers and extreme sports stars, autograph signing, interactive booths and free promotional items will be handed out. Be one of the first 2,000 guests and receive a gift bag filled with gifts from sponsors.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th
315 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

Fold-Over Knit Skirt

Fold-Over Knit SkirtThis is the ultimate comfy skirt. Something you can wear to the office and yet it feels almost like you're wearing sweatpants, I want to own one in every color. You can get one at Old Navy in pink, purple, blue, red, brown, gray and black for just $15.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cap Sleeve Chunky Cardigan

Cap Sleeve Chunky CardiganThis is a good Summer to Fall piece, perfect if you want to keep your torso warm and your arms cold ;). Or you could layer it over a long-sleeved tee for a very cute Kate Moss look. Buy at TopShop for £35.00 or about $70.

Black Ankle Bootie

Black Ankle BootieBooties are still in for Fall, and this is a good pair to buy since they're affordable and cute. Their toes are perfectly shaped... I've discovered that my pointy toe booties look like witch shoes. Get these at Piperlime for $99.

Today Only Bluefly Sale

Today Only Bluefly SaleHooray, a sale at Bluefly for today only!

Green Linen Pencil Skirt

Green Linen Pencil SkirtThis skirt is a great color (what is my weird obsession with green clothing?) and a really fantastic shape. Buy it atone of my favorite labels, Tulle, in green, red, black or gray for just $58.

Dot Knit Dress

Dot Knit DressWhile the the print of this dress is mod and eye-catching, the colors are sedated enough to make it work without being over the top. I love this argyle sweater tank dress, but is it really worth $380 at Satine? I feel like if I could just find the material that I could make this no problem.

Chandelier Necklace

Chandelier NecklaceA very cute necklace that's not dark and edgy like I usually post but still a little off the beaten path. You can buy this at Indie Shopper for $90.

Black Pleated Blouse

Black Pleated BlouseThere are tiny details to this blouse that give it a girly touch that's subtle and balanced with the black. The ruffled sleeves are fun and not overdone, and peter pan collars are always very sweet. Buy at ShopRapunzels.com for $158.

Kelly Green Blazer

Kelly Green BlazerWhile I really don't like the belt on this jecket, you could easily switch it out if you don't like it. But I do like the color and I adore the cap sleeves–it's rare to see that style on a blazer. Buy it at ModCloth for $48.

Giant Bow Cami

Giant Bow CamiThis is a very airy top the color of mist. I love the girly bow, thought he site describes it as a giant bowtie. Buy it at BlueBee for $209.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

X-Rayed Bag

X-Rayed BagA very cheeky bag that you probably don't want to take to the airport! It's light-hearted and cute and reusable and just $12 at Perpetual Kid.

Seersucker Striped Dress

Seersucker Striped Dresswhite and pale-colored Summer dresses are still a fantastic buy, even if you only have a month or two left to wear them. Of course, when they cost only $48 at Style Violet, it's an even better buy!

Rihanna's Umbrella

Rihanna's UmbrellaGoodness, I heard about this but I'm shocked to see that they're already available. Costing $15 to $50, buy yourself one from Totes.

Celeb Styl: Tiered Gold Hoops

I love these tiered hoops of Eva Longoria! And has anyone else notices that celebs have been wearing a lot of gold lately? These delicate and organic feeling earrings can be yours for just $86 at Rumor.