Monday, March 31, 2008

Eiffel Tower Bag

Eiffel Tower BagThis bag sold out awhile ago when people discovered it was going to be featured in the "Sex in the City" movie, but I guess they got more in stock! Sold at Patricia Field, you can buy the plain version for $375 or the Swarovsky crystal version used in the movie for $1,920. Buy one quick so you can bring it to the movie premiere!

Mixed Madras Shorts

Mixed Madras ShortsMade up of different madras materials, these shorts make me impatient for the Summer! It seems like Winter is spent waiting for the Spring and then I spend Spring waiting for Summer! Buy these at Alloy for $20.

Bluefly Rocks!

I ordered a pair of heels from Bluefly and they never showed up. Stupid crappy DHL swears they left the package on my front porch, but I suspect they delivered to the wrong house. I mean, our neighborhood is tres safe and just not the type of place where people would take random boxes off of porches! But Bluefly being the fabulous store that they are gave me a full refund. Thanks Bluefly!

Cowl Neck Open Back Sweater

Cowl Neck Open Back SweaterWho says you have to stop wearing sweaters once it gets warm out?!? Rock this open back sweater for $194 at ShopBop. Can any knitters make this for me???

Natural Born Friller Tank

Natural Born Friller TankOoo, this is a slightly dark and scary print but I love its creepiness! It has deep armholes too, yay! Buy it at Zendie for the sale price of $87 AUD or about $82 US Dollars.

Cowl Neck Mini Dress

Cowl Neck Mini DressThis looks like the type of dress you wear almost too much because it's so cute and yet classic! Pair with tights until it gets warmer out. I'm SO ready for truly Spring weather! Buy at Doe for $120.

Nubar And Afterglow

Nubar

One of the latest beauty products I've tried is Nubar nail polish. It's supposed to be a healthy alternative to regular nail polish because it's formaldehyde, phthalate, and toluene free! And it comes in a cute "bouquet" packaging that's perfect as a gift. "Pink Rose Bouquet Collection, symbolizing the giving of bouquets that represents a gift to someone special for any occasion." The color of your painted nail is the same as it appears in the bottle, which is a plus if anyone else is annoyed with other ones where red in the bottle is actually watermelon on your nails. It doesn't claim to be chip resistant but doesn't seem to chip as easily as others. The colors include pearly peach and pink to glossy shades of hot pink. The downside? Who needs so many shades of hot pink in one package? But they also are sold individually for $6.99. 8-piece bouquet collection for $47.95. Buy at www.bynubar.com.

Afterglow Pure Soul Mascara

I’ve never paid attention to any ingredients or chemicals in mascara, but apparently most mascaras contain mercury. Minnesota actually has a statewide ban to keep mercury from cosmetics. Afterglow Pure Soul Mascara is mercury free and it's gluten-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, synthetic dye-free, perfume-free, petrochemical-free, phthalate-free, mineral oil-free, tar-free. And safe for sensitive eyes. It's supposed to be volumizing, but I didn’t notice that on my thin, short lashes. I’m not sure I would trade it for my lengthening and volumizing mascaras. But if anyone already has thick, long lashes and just needs a tiny bit of emphasis without the chemicals, this mascara would be perfect for you! Available for $21 at http://www.afterglowcosmetics.com/eyes

Drape Front Apron Skirt

Drape Front Apron SkirtThis skirt is just so unique looking. I'm bored of typical skirt shapes, we should shake things up a bit and this one by Philip Lim is just the thing we need. Pre-order it today at Nordstrom for $295.

Trumpet Vine Umbrella

Trumpet Vine UmbrellaApril showers are coming! Treat yourself to a designer umbrella, like this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs! Not only will it cheer you up on a rainy day, but you're definitely stand out from the sea of black CVS umbrellas everyone else is carrying. Buy at Net-A-Porter for $57. Though be warned: I bought this and it is slightly bigger than the average compact umbrella. It still fits in my purse, but I wanted to make sure you knew!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Striped Sailor Top

Striped Sailor TopIt's got a front button placket just like sailor pants, but it's a top! Ingenius! Buy at Luv Charlie for the sale price of just $45. Holy moly, that makes three things I posted today under $50, aren't you proud of me?!?! Everyone have a great weekend and don't forget to vote for me! http://parisbff.com/people/Vyque - Just click the vote button above my picture.

Save The Seals Tee

Save The Seals TeeOh no, the Canadian seal hunt started today. I know many of you hate thinking about sad things like that, I certainly do, but ignoring a problem usually doesn't help it. Help make a difference but buying this unisex tee designed by Nigel Barker as the Humane Society for $24.

Chopard Designs Jewels to Benefit the ASPCA

Luxury jeweler Chopard is going to be designing limited edition watches and pendants avilable exclusively at his Fifth Avenue flagship. They have adorable diamond paws and 5% of the profits will benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The new "Happy Paw" " watch features a square face with a brown diamond floating paw accompanied by five moving white diamonds in stainless steel with a dark mother of pearl dial, paw logo, and a leather strap; it retails for $6,955. A diamond bezel version is available for $15,715! Yikes, maybe I should go shopping at The Animal Rescue Site instead!

Peacoat Sweater

Peacoat SweaterYay, it's getting warm enough to start wearing sweaters instead of coats, how very exciting! I love the details in this piece, like the button tab sleeves. I would definitely wear this over a thin, long sleeved tee and some skinny jeans! Buy at Revolve Clothing in navy or ivory for $207.

Winner of the Bebe Giftcard

Congrats to Julie for winning the Bebe giftcard by correctly identifying my most recent favorite post as the Mustache Necklace. Way to go Julie!

V-neck Zip Jumpsuit

V-neck Zip JumpsuitRompers and jumpsuits are chic for Spring, but you don't want one too over the top! This one is simple and chic, great for wearing alone of layered! And it's on super sale, originally $384 but marked down to $96 at Otte!

Suede Oxfords

Suede OxfordsI got these for my birthday and they're super cute and comfy! Of course, they're not very Spring-y, but I am pretty confident heeled oxfords will stay in style for Fall this year. And they were so cheap, on sale for $30 at Newport News!

Pink Dot Dress

Pink Dot DressWhile I waas a little disappointed with the Jovovich-Hawk line for Target, their regular line is still so amazingly fab! This is one of those dresses you can wear to work or hanging out, so you'll get a lot of use out of it! Does that justify the $375 price tag? Well, maybe not, but I can still lust after it!!! Buy at Madison LA.

Celebrity Labels

I'm so insanely sick of hearing about potential celebrity clothing labels and collections!! Though I suppose if I ever got famous, I'd want to cash in too, right??

3.1 Phillip Lim Reimagined Birkenstocks

Geeze, Phillip Lim has been a busy little bee lately, no? But I had no idea he designed some Birkenstocks! This is an ultimate buy for Summer with that whole boho look still in, plus they're actually kinda affordable!! All I've seen are under $200 and you can find them at Barney's and eLuxury.


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Teardrop Swirl Ring

Teardrop Swirl RingWhen I first saw this ring I thought it was possibly part of the Tiffany's Sevillana collection. But, shock shock, it's from Target for only $17! A great deal if you ask me!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Crocodile Red Laptop Handbag

When I went to Fashion Week in NYC, I had some serious trouble finding a chic purse that could also fit my laptop. Here's one that's cute and has a removable laptop sleeve! Plus designer gina b. will donate 5% of the proceeds from each bag sold, to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) women health initiatives. Buy for $324 at Boutique To You.

Zippered Leggings

Besides James Perse, LnA does some of Hollywood's favorite tees! Well, now they have fab zippered leggings brought to my attention by Clutch 22. I SO crave these, especially the gray pair! But once I bought a pair of pants with a zipper on the bottom and they were too long (I'm 5'1!) and I couldn't get them hemmed! But I'm thinking leggings would be different? I'm not sure! Pre-order these at Singer 22 for $110 in pink, black, purple, blue, tons of colors!

Rose Halter Top

Rose Halter TopThis top is so pretty and girly, and in a fab color! It's also an insane $345 at Lisa Kline, but don't forget about the discount code I posted today! That would take this top down to about $275... possibly worth it!

Queen Bee Spring Sale

Yay sales! Get 20% off a sale purchase from Queen Bee when you use the code "springsale" at the checkout before April 2!

Cut Out Ankle Boots

Cut Out Ankle BootsModCloth says these are booties but I personally believe booties have to fall below the ankle, don't you think? Either way, these are super cute and have a great texture! Buy for $100.

lucy Store to Open In MD

A popular and environmentally friendly active wear store, lucy, is opening in Bethesda, MD April 11. To kick-off this new location the store will be hosting a Grand Opening Event on May 15th, from 6-9pm. This event will have live music, organic hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary massages to refresh and rejuvenate. In addition, as part of the lucy® cares program, the Bethesda Row store will donate 10% of the Grand Opening Event sales to a local charity.
OMG, and they have soy clothing! I've heard of bamboo fabric, but soy??? I must know what this feels like!

Cap Sleeve Trench

Cap Sleeve TrenchNow that it's Spring, it's time to put away those heavy wool coats and rock some hot trenches! This Voom one is 50% off and wearable as a dress as well! Buy at Manhattanite for $108.

Floral Print Tea Blouse

Floral Print Tea BlouseI love this floral pattern! It's cute and girly without overwhelming or being too messy. I would definitely pair this with a green skirt for a fun Spring look! Plus it's on sale, buy it at Asos for £18 or about $36 US dollars.

Lisa Kline Sale Code

Lisa Kline Sale CodeLisa Kline can be a bit on the pricey side, but this will certainly help! Use the coupon code "INSTYLE08" now until 3/31/08 to get 20% off!

Latest Gossip Girl Set Shots

Yay, I'm so excited Michelle Trachtenberg is going to be on "Gossip Girl!" Here are some pictures from the set, I guess both leggings and leather pants are remaining in style until at least April!
Ugh, Wenn made me take down the pictures even though they were covered in watermarks - how stupid is that? Don't they know that the Internet has no laws?? It's the wild west out here!
So here's a new one! I heart those shoes in the second shot but I think they're Gucci and I could never afford them :( And are Serena and Georgia sharing those latex / leather leggings??

Images via Celebrity Gossip and Just Jared

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shirred Neck Swimsuit

Shirred Neck SwimsuitYesterday I was looking for a un-boring one piece suit that supports an ample chest and has ruching on the tummy area to cover any bulges. I found this Lisa Curran one, which is almost perfect except it doesn't come in enough fun colors. But at least it isn't black, right? It was even voted top-fitting one-piece by the "New York Times" and has a shelf bra for support. Buy at Saks for $165.

Pete Wentz Glasses

Pete Wentz GlassesHa, these are exactly like Pete Wetnz's glasses, except not so much of an investment! Buy at Urban Outfitters for $14. I bought these and they're a little big on my face, but still fun to wear on occasion.

Pot Leaf Cashmere Sweater

Pot Leaf Cashmere SweaterThis cashmere sweater is crazy in more ways than one. Buy this for an heiress on her way to rehab today, just $1,985 at BlueBee.

J. Crew Secret Sale

J. Crew Secret SaleShh, J. Crew is having a secret sale! Just enter "SECRET" at the checkout to get 20% off.

Unique Leather Flip Flops

Unique Leather Flip FlopsTime to upgrade your flip flops! Buy these in black, silver or yellow at Barefoot Tess for $125. Plus get 15% off through 4/30/08 the site with the code "GOODY" at checkout!

Dark Denim Short Shorts

Dark Denim Short ShortsI like the front pockets and buttons along the side of this pair of shorts! Be ready for the Summer and buy these at Bloomingdale's for $148.

Crinkle Leather Hobo

Crinkle Leather HoboThis purse has a crinkly shine to it that immediately draws the eyes! Plus it looks much more expensive and "designer-y" than it really is; buy at Steve Madden for the sale price of $100.

Three Row Teardrop Necklace

Three Row Teardrop NecklaceWith boho and stand out necklaces both in, I figure this would be a great buy! It's got an exotic, kinda Mediterranean feeling to it. I personally think it would look great over a bright pink top! Buy at Anne Taylor for only $58.

Prom Dresses!

Here are some formal dresses I thought would be great for prom! some are expensive but I tried to have a wide range. Most girls like to wear long gowns to prom since it's one of the few times you can be extra formal, but I must warn you that you can't dance quite as much in a long dress, especially one that's tight. I recommend a brightly colored dress - very chic and you'll stand out in a sea of black!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Polka Dot Pet Carrier

Kate Spade Pet CarrierI need a dog first before I can get myself a pet carrier, but I can't wait! I want something chic and stylish, like this polka dot one by Kate Spade. Buy it for 50% off at $173 at Foot Candy.

Flower Print Circle Skirt

Flower Print Circle SkirtThis skirt have a fun bright print appropriate for the beginning of Spring! You can be super matchy matchy and wear it with a camel colored top but I think white would also look good with it! Buy it at Anthropologie for $88.

Zig Zag Print Bikini

Zig Zag Print BikiniIt's a lot harder to convince yourself to buy expensive swim wear when you only wear it a few times a year. On the other hand, most suits never go out of style, so you can keep them until they fall apart! Buy this Milly bikini at Bergdorf Goodman for $212. It has a supportive top and side ties to prevent muffin top!

Bustier Top

Bustier TopThis top by Nanette Lepore is such a pretty shade of lilac / mauve! Plus you can rock the sheer trend without looking trashy - this is a sweet and girly top. Buy at Revolve Clothing for the sale price of $109.

Bloomingdale's Private Sale

Bloomingdale's is having a 20% off private sale March 26 to Mar 28... some people seem to think it's in-store only but I have the real scoop! You can also use the code "PSALE3" online and maybe via phone to get your discount!!

Will Cashmere Mafia Be Renewed???

The NY Post is reporting that "Cashmere Mafia" won't be picked back up again. ABC is saying there's been no decision yet, so everyone download episodes from iTunes... are they even available on iTunes? Yes "Lipstick Jungle" has more viewers and is better, but "Cashmere Mafia" isn't bad! Plus they have the fun wacky outfits that are at least inspiring. "Lipstick" has beautiful wardrobe pieces but I don't even notice them most of the time. With exception of everything Victory wears... I think I will become a Lindsay Price style stalker! I digress, I want to be able to watch both of these shows, don't cancel either!!

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Dress

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer DressThe Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign finally has a cute piece! Not that the polos aren't cute, but this is so much better! Buy this Sass & Bide tank dress at Net-A-Porter for $170. I can't seem to find out how much of this actually goes to charity though, hmmmmm.

Phillip Lim's Kid collection

Has anyone noticed the Phillip Lim for kids line? Everything is soooo super cute! There are even items that are exact matches of the grown-up girl version (but not the same quality of fabric). And it ain’t cheap. If anyone is going to be matchy-matchy with their daughter or sister, this would be a great time to buy Phillip Lim! Find peices at Neiman Marcus and prices range from $55 up to $325.