Friday, December 28, 2007

Cropped Leggings

Cropped LeggingsI was reading a fashion article recently and they had a poll on what trends you wanted to keep for 2008. I was shocked to see that leggings and volume were on the keep list by a LOT, but I can at least see the benefit to leggings. So here is a pair on super sale, originally $65 at Intermix but marked down to just $19.

Yellow Bow Pencil Skirt

Yellow Bow Pencil SkirtSure it's bloody cold out right now, but just around the corner is Spring! Are you ready with cute new clothes? Get prepared with this great pencil skirt in bright yellow - and wear it now with some black tights and boots. Buy at Saks for $240.

Bunny Clock Necklace

Bunny Clock NecklaceI love the Marc Jacobs clock necklaces since I'm too lazy to wear a watch, and this one is now officially my favorite! it's a little bunny with the clock on the bottom, how cute! You can buy it at Kitson for $150.

Belted Kimono Top

Belted Kimono TopI'm always looking for tops basic enough to throw on in rushed mornings, but with interesting details that make it look like I put in more effort than I really did. This is a great example, a basic black top with neat kimono sleeves and a belt. Plus, it's only $40 at Bluefly, hooray!

Tuxedo Blouse with Lace Trim

Tuxedo Blouse with Lace TrimSure $200 for a blouse seems a little high, but when you see that it's a Valentino blouse that was originally $785, it seems so much cheaper! Buy at Overstock soon, before it sells out.

Mini Chain Bag

Mini Chain BagIt's always important to have a small purse for New Years, but I tend to lose clutches when I'm out on the town. So buy this mini purse from Micheal Kors for only $118 in white or green.

Patent Platform Heels

Patent Platform HeelsYay, another pair of hidden platform heels with a turned up toe! The only problem I have with these is I think the stacked heel is maybe a bit too... stacked. But they're only $90 at Zappos, so I may be able to overlook it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Satin Bandeau Dress

Satin Bandeau DressSay no to black sequins frocks this New Years! Instead, stand out from the crowd with something bright, like this strapless satin dress. Buy in red or blue (or black if you insist on being boring) for £35 or about $70 at Asos.

Vivienne Westwood Tiger Tee

Vivienne Westwood Tiger TeeI love the Nepalese tiger on this tee! And it's extra long so if you're short like me you could probably pair this with leggings or maybe even tights to wear as a dress! Best of all it was originally $284 but is now marked down to $78 at DJ Premium. And possibly get another 25% off if you enter the code "MICDU" at the checkout.

Headphone Necklace

Headphone Chain NecklaceA great belated present for music lovers! Also available in gold, buy it for only $18 at Planet Funk.

Subtle Print Pants

Subtle Print Pantsthese pants have a very subtle print that make them interesting and actually wearable! The only problem is that they're cropped but you can't see how long they are because the model is wearing boots. Somewhere between the knee and ankle. Buy at Yoox for the sale price of $112.

Short Faux Fur Jacket

Short Faux Fur JacketI really wanted a faux fur jacket to wear for New Years, but I realize there's not really much time left for delivery. She here's one that you may possibly find in store too! Buy at Ann Taylor Loft for the sale price of $99... buy it soon and you'll get an extra 30% off taken at checkout (it ends up being $70)!

Slouchy Beret

Slouchy BeretOooo, this would be the perfect beret if it came in darker gray or black! I prefer berets to have a slouchy look to them, but the only ones like that I found before were crochet-like. Buy it at Oak for $99.

Chunky Dolman Sleeved Sweater

Chunky Dolman Sleeved SweaterThere are a zillion post-Christmas sales going on right now, so time to stock up on cute clothes! I like the dolman sleeves on this sweater, and you can buy it in petite or tall as well. Find in pink or cream at Banana Republic for $99.

Black Satin Pleated Mini

Black Satin Pleated MiniI hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Just one more coming up, do you know what you're wearing for New Years?? How about this cute skirt paired with some bright tights? Buy at Amazon for more than half off at $163.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Party Heels

Party HeelsWhheeee, pair these with a super cute frock and some tights and you'll be set for New Years! Buy at Intuition for only $60. Not only are they eco-friendly but they look surprisingly comfy!

Puff Shoulder Mini Dress

Puff Shoulder Mini DressStand out in a sea of black sequins this holiday with a girly sweet dress in a pretty raspberry color. On sale for $142 at Revolve Clothing, this dress would look great with some black tights and pumps.

Snow White Handbag

Snow White HandbagWow, this bag has a great bowling bag shape, really interesting use of color and a retro Snow White, what more could you want??? Buy at Plastic Land for $59.

Mix Tape Necklace

Mix Tape NecklaceA perfect present for your indie rock friend or someone nostalgic for the simpler days of two cassette tape decks, buy the mix tape necklace at Cut + Paste for $85. It looks bronze, but it's really silver.

Sailboat Print Top

Sailboat Print TopI LOVE pink and purple together and the sailboat print is so abstract that even when nautical is out you can wear this! Buy it at ShopBop for $228. Sorry if my posting is sporadic from now until after Christmas, everyone have a lovely holiday!

Fashion Doggie Toy

Fashion Doggie ToyForgot to buy your faithful companion a present this year?? Get this cute Bark Jacobs stiletto for only $15 at Wrapables!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wool Blazer with Asymmetric Collar

Wool Blazer with Asymmetric CollarI was going to post this blazer before, but they were sold out by the time I got around to it :( But now they're back in stock, so buy one quick at La Redoute for $45.
One more holiday party to go to now, yikes!

Solar Powered Bag

Solar Powered BagThis bag incorporates a flexible solar panel into the body of each bag, allowing you to charge your cell phone or iPod... if it's sunny out. Buy at Noon Solar for $383.

Via Outblush

Fashion Groupie Tees

I know these have been out for awhile overseas, but I had no idea you could buy them online! I don't care if they're old news, they're still the new hotness for me! Buy then at House of Holland's site for £35 to £40 or about $71 to $81.

Maternity Clothes

Since there are about a zillion celebs pregnant right now, here's a post solely for cute maternity clothes!

Frill Hem Blouse

Frill Hem BlouseFrost French is having a big sale, making this blouse unique AND affordable, very rare indeed! Originally £120, it's now £60 or about $121.

Yellow Open Back Dress

Yellow Open Back DressLooking party fabulous on a budget isn't always easy but you'll definitely turn heads in this open back dress! Buy it for only $25 at Pink Ice.

Winner of Madewell Scarf

If your email starts with "vbamother" please give me your info because you have won a Madewell scarf through the Courtorture giveaway on my site! You can email me at vyque AT fasshonaburu DOT com.

Gray Fleece Pants

Gray Fleece PantsNow that it's cold out, I seriously wear my fleece pants every day to work. So I highly recommend on buying a pair, they provide just that extra tidbit of warmth that I so desperately crave. Get these on sale at Browns for £70 or about $141.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Safety Pin Print Top

Safety Pin Print TopMadison LA has some of the best clothes online, yet most of these pieces remain out of my budget no matter how much I try to rationalize! Luckily this Anna Sui top is on sale, originally $375 but now $188.

Win This Ring!

Win this magical looking ring from Twisted Silver, a $30 value! All you have to do is comment on my favorite post in Dec so far, any time between Dec 1 and Dec 18! Good luck!

The Moonboot

Screw Uggs, Khombus, Mukluks, Snowjoggers, Mannimals, etc! I'm going to stay with the original Winter shoe - the Moon Boot. It's surprisingly hard to find lots of colors options online at one store but if you go to Online Shoes you can buy in black, white, pink, purple, blue and green for $130.

ShopBop Coupon Code

Use code "CR8MDECXYZA24Q9" for 20% off your next purchase at ShopBop!

Ruffle Pocket Skirt

Ruffle Pocket SkirtThis is a beautiful piece! I love the ruffle edging on the pockets and how it continues along the back for a sassy exit. Of course anything this cool is bloody expensive, even on sale! Originally $728 at My Wardrobe, it now costs $510.

Quilted Wristlet

Quilted WristletIf you're wearing a little black dress this holiday, you simply MUST accessorize with color! A wristlet is perfect for a night out on the town and the classic quilting balances the funky bright color. Buy at Bloomingdale's for $98.

Women's Tuxedo Jacket

Women's Tuxedo JacketTux -inspired women's wear is currently big, but this jacket will never go out of style! The cut is perfect for emphasizing a tiny waist and would be great over a holiday frock. Buy at La Garçonne for the sale price of $234.

Swank Fashion Show in DC

Christian Audigier & Ed Hardy Fashion Show in DC
Swank Winter Fashion Show
Featuring Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy & more
Friday Dec 21
Club Ibiza
1222 First Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002
21+ Only

I Heart Tripods Tee

I Heart Tripods TeeA "Tripod" is an enduring term for a three legged cat or dog, or really any pet. Now you can help out the poor animals at Tripod Charity Gear, which sells tees and a tote bag at prices from $25 to $40.

One Convertible Bra To Rule Them All

One Convertible Bra To Rule Them AllSo far I think this is one of the best convertible bras I've found out there. And since racerbacks are in style this Spring, it's a good idea to be prepared! In fact, I think a convertible bra is something everyone should own. You can buy this at Victoria's Secret for about $50 (larger sizes cost more).

Lace Mini

Lace MiniStill looking for a beautiful dress for New Years? Rock a french lace version of the little black dress! I could totally see this paired with some bright tights and a pair of t-straps for a tres chic look. Buy at Ivy Blue for $286.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

D&G Online Trunk Show

Yay, D&G Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus.

Chanel Blue Satin

Chanel Blue SatinDear lord, buy this before it's sold out, quick! It's actually available on the Chanel site as I write this but I don't expect that to last much longer. I know it's already sold out on Neiman Marcus and it's showing up on eBay. I'll look for something similar by OPI and let you know what I find.

Now I'm off to yet another holiday party event, gah.

UPDATE: So far the closest match is OPI's Russian Navy, which you can buy at Amazon for $6.

Photo from All Lacquered Up

Silk Printed Blouse

I'm all about a beige or nude color punched up with some brights! This blouse has a beautiful print and the Bluefly extra 10% sale is still on so you could buy it today for only $107.

Zip Tie Ring

Zip Tie RingThese are so uniquely cool and cost $85 for the female model and $95 for the mens' at Supermarket HQ.
Via Geekologie

Over The Knee Boots

A lot of celebrities have been sporting over the knee boots. It's a little "Pretty Woman" for my taste, but here are some options for you in a variety of prices if you likey:


Nylon Bomber Jacket

Nylon Bomber JacketI recently saw a fashionable coworker sporting a bomber jacket and I was like, why aren't these currently in style??? So I'm going to take a leap and guess they will be soon, be prepared with this stylish one by Converse by John Varvatos. Buy for $195 at 80s Purple and get free shipping to boot!

Rose Flocked Necklace Display

Rose Flocked Necklace DisplayThis is another great last minute present, especially for a jewelry lover! Only $20 at Urban Outfitters, this necklace display is beautiful and great for showing off her favorite piece instead of hiding it in a jewelry box.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Terry Sailor Pants

Terry Sailor PantsIt's like those annoying velour jump suits made cute again! Don't they look like the ultimate lounging about pants, I wonder if these would make good swim coverups. Buy at South Moon Under for $124.

Silver Barbie Heel Necklace

Silver Barbie Heel NecklaceI think this is a great present for the fashionista in your life, especially if you know she loved playing with Barbies as a kid. And really, what fashionista didn't? Buy at Perpetual Kid for $50.

Chain Strap Mini Bag

Chain Strap Mini BagI'm still all about mini bags, and this one is the perfect thing to carry while partying it up for New Years Eve. It'll match practically everything, but the patent keeps it from being too boring. Buy at ShopBop for $145.

Wide Collar Shift Dress

Wide Collar Shift DressThis dress is classically Jackie O., a very beautiful piece that you'll wear for years to come! It's sold by Setchi, DC's first eco-boutique, for the price of $254.

All That Jazz

Spats Jazz ShoesAre jazz shoes coming into style? British fashion has gone a little kooky lately, don't you think? But if you're into this trend, you might as well get these, which come with removable spats as well! Buy in black or white at Asos for £150 or about $305.

Velour Turtleneck

Velour TurtleneckThis top has a holiday feel without actually being holiday themed, perfect for the season but wearable whenever you'd like! Buy at Top Tops for $132, but be sure to check out to back first, it says "Pour Horizon Le Monde Entier."