This 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!
Monday, March 31, 2008
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!
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
April 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
It'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.
Oh 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.
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!
Yay, 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.
While 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.
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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Thursday, March 27, 2008
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.
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!
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!
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
Yesterday 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.
With 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.
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
It'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!
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!!
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!!
The 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.
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.