Monday, June 30, 2008

Silver Strands with Pearls

Silver Strands with PearlsI wear the same signature necklace every day but I am two seconds away from buying this because it's seriously that fab. It's like someone took the essence of Audrey Hepburn, updated slightly for the new millenium, and turned it into necklace form! Buy at Couture Candy for $167.

June 20 Nordstrom Sale Pieces

Yay, it's almost July, time for a new credit card bill which means you can buy things again!

This DVF knit dress looks so comfy! Originally $365, it's marked down to $219. The green color is very Spring / Summer, but if you want to plan in advance, buy the gold - tres Fall.

These Burberry ministud flats are surprisingly subtle - very uptown punk rock! Marked down from $550, they're run you a still steep $275.

A super cute Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater vest is just the thing to protect you from the ocean spray! Was $228 but is now just $114.

I don't know about you, but I'm hearing musings and rumors that 1920's art deco style will again be in for Fall / Winter. If so, be on top of the trend with this great Anna Sui top - originally $220 but now $130.

Nothing is better for the Summer music festivals than a crossbody bag, like this one from L.A.M.B. Coming in gray and orange, it retailed for $275 but is marked down to $165.

Boyfriend Watch

Boyfriend WatchOversized women's watches are in style right now, especially if they look like a man's watch. Of course, you could just buy a man's watch, but this boyfriend style one by Fossil might fit your wrist a little better. They have a bunch of styles ranging from $95 to $115.

True Jeans Sale Code

Get 15% off at True Jeans for 4th of July! Use the code "BLUES" at checkout before 7/6.

One Shoulder Cotton Dress

<br />One Shoulder Cotton DressEveryone's been rocking one shoulder dresses this Summer, but it's hard to find one that's affordable and not too trampy. This one is breezy and elegant and on sale for $159 at Intermix.

Menswear Spring 2009 Paris

Currently in Paris are the menswear shows for next Spring! So here are some of the more interesting runway looks...

Subtle detailing from Dior Homme.

The boho man at Lanvin.

The geeky hipsterati still reigned supreme at Gucci, with a touch of 80s.

John Galliano channels Carrot Top.

A man's shorts suit from Versace.

Images via Style.com

Plum Oversized Clutch

Plum Oversized ClutchEven though its in a Fall color, I think this Juicy Couture clutch could be used now until snowfall no problem! Buy at Net-A-Porter for $195.

Gray Oxford Pump

Gray Oxford PumpI know I should still be mostly posting Summer shoes, but I bet these will be sold out by Fall because they're 7 For All Mankind and almost 50% off now! So get these oxford pumps now (don't you love the heel?) for $179 at Endless.

Drummer Boy Shorts

This is a great combination of masculine mixed with sexy (what man can resister short shorts?) Buy at Topshop for £30 or about $61 US dollars.

My Ideal Gym Bag



1. I hate carrying gym bags by the handles, so I have a sling backpack by Adidas. I couldn't find it exactly, but these two are found at eBags.

2. There are now travel kits available with bottles you can fill with your favorite products, or you could go the lazy route and get a tiny gift set with everything you need! But don't forget extra deordorant too. And I prefer Pond's face toilettes over anything else I've tried, especially the exfoliating version!

3. I have a pair of Red Door Salon sandals for my shower shoes, but these St. Tropez flip flops are anti bacterial and anti fungal and have massaging action!

4. When I had short hair I never really thought post-gym styling, but if you're working out during a lunch break you definitely need a wide tooth comb for detangling. There are also mini hair dryers available, but I prefer a wet/dry straightening iron as a quick way to dry. Make sure it's wet/dry, no any old iron. A super absorbent hair towel helps too!

5. As for makeup, I usually have some powder, eyeliner and a curler in my bag, but at the bare minimum I recommend an eyelash curler.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Gradual Circle Skirt

Gradual Circle SkirtFrench Connection has the best skirts! Not too boring, but not too out there, they're all super cute and actually affordable! Buy this one for $108.

Goldyn

I highly recommend checking out Goldyn if you like designers such as ADAM, Development, Diab'less, Loeffler Randall, Mint, Twinkle by Wenlan and more! Plus, you can get 20% off your entire order by using the code "GOLDYN20" at checkout.
Now, if you're reading this and you're constantly leaving comments about this store, don't worry, I'm aware of it, you can stop, I promise not to forget them! No really, please stop.

Split-Color Cardigan

Split-Color CardiganHello my new obsession!!! Isn't this a divine cardigan? It immediately caught my eye with its split color style, and then it kept my attention with its double-layered construction which gives the appearance of a cardigan on top; vest underneath. Buy at eLuxury for $268.

Pink Mascara Sale Code

This weekend only, get an extra 20% off items at Pink Mascara with the code "SALE20" at checkout.

Petal Choker

Petal ChokerBold jewelry from now into Fall, especially large cocktail rings and chunky necklaces (please not all at once though!). I like this petal collar, it's got a strong look and you can buy it in gun metal at ShopBop or rose or yellow gold at Intermix for $120.

Britian's Missing Top Model

A new UK reality show called "Britian's Missing Top Model" is set to debut on the BBC this July. The show is a modeling competition featuring models from around the world with various disabilities. Some of the girls have missing limbs, one is paralyzed and another is deaf.

Producers on the show are major lie-tellers because they claim they are "trying to raise awareness." U.K. Marie Claire editor Marie O'Riordan, who serves as a judge for the show, says, "I do believe the program could help challenge our attitudes to disability. I want to see the winner shake up the fashion industry. These young women shouldn't be invisible to the fashion world just because they are disabled."
Hmm, I think this is an interesting idea, though there is the drawback the the models themselves would take the focus away from the clothes. And how limiting would it be to work with a paralyzed model? Even for a sit down shoot, someone else would have to cross and uncross her legs, etc.

Via the NYDN

Shoulder Zip Top

Shoulder Zip TopThis ivory silk top has cool orange inserts when you unzip! Definitely worth $185 at Active Endeavors in my opinion. Plus, get an extra 10$ off any 70% off sale item there with the code "SUMMERSALE" at checkout.

Batgirl Tee

Batgirl TeeKinda copying Luella's batman tees, but that's how a trend starts, so what can you do? Superhero motifs have had a sudden surge in popularity, maybe because of the MET's Gala though it's been about two months... I guess it takes that long to get items produced? Get this Batgirl tee from TopShop for only £16 or about $31 US dollars - I can almost guarantee this will sell out!

Asian Print One Piece

Asian Print One PieceUnsurprisingly, I love the Asian print of this suit! I think it would be slimming without being boring (I'm looking at you solid black!). Buy at Yoox for the sale price of $85.

Bluefly Private Dress Sale

I usually don't post Bluefly sales since they have at least one a week, but this is a secret, private dress sale so obviously I must tell everyone! Get an extra 20% off today!

Paperbag Denim Trousers

Paperbag Denim TrousersThese denim trousers with the great paperbag waist are new and already almost sold out! If you're new to this site, you will come to learn that I obsess over this waist style because it totally hides muffin top! These would be great for a nice office's casual Friday, so buy at Anthropologie for $128.

The Queen Bee's Summer Trunk Show and Sale

Queen Bee's Hive
1410 Cool Spring Dr,
Alexandria, VA
Saturday, June 28, 10AM-5PM
Sunday, June 29th 12PM-5PM
703-329-6768

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Backless Tux Vest

Backless Tux VestI was randomly watching an old "Friends" episode (where Phoebe has a box of pet baby rats) and Rachel looked super hawt in a vest just like this Robert Rodriguez one over a silk blouse. Buy at National Jean Company for the sale price of $188.

Beaded Flamenco Dress

 Beaded Flamenco DressThis dress obviously looks amazing swirling about you. There are only three sizes left so buy it quick at Free People for $228.
Also, I'm not feeling so hot today, so posting will be more sporadic than usual.

Lace Up Bootie

Who What Wear Daily actually answered one of my "what was she wearing" questions!!! I was wondering about Kiera Knightly lace up booties worn during filming with Sienna Miller. Unfortunately, they only give close options, not the exact pair. And, of course, I like the most expensive option, costings $170 at Zappos. And they really don't have the cut of Kiera's so I guess I'll keep looking for me and my readers :(

Squiggle Head Wrap

Squiggle Head WrapI love head wraps, but is this one worth $91 at Fred Segal Beauty? It does squiggle, that certainly adds on at least $20 of worth!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Three Tone Silk Skirt

Three Tone Silk SkirtWhat a pretty dip dye effect, though I kinda wish it went straight from black to pink. Buy at Forver 21 for just $30. Pair with ballet flats, a tank and a wrap cardigan for a delicate look. Or combat boots and a wife beater for something a little edgier!

Urban Outfitters Secret Sale

Expires tonight at midnight! Get an extra 20% off sale items at Urban Outfitters with the code "SECRETSALE" at checkout!

Sailboat Tote

Sailboat ToteI knew Cynthia Rowley has designed kitchen wear and the like for Target, but here's a fab beach tote too! It's only cost you $17 and comes with binoculars to watch the guys play football... I mean, watch the waves!

Wet Paint Tank

Wet Paint TankThis is a tres cute take on the painterly trend. And it's affordable too, but in blue or pink at Built By Wendy for $48.

Zipper Detail Sweatshirt

Zipper Detail SweatshirtEveryone needs loungewear, but that doesn't mean it can't be cute and fashionable. And cute and fashionable loungewear doesn't have to be expensive either! Buy this sweatshirt from French Connection for $40, though I'm curious if the zipper detail is just a detail or an actual pocket.

Samantha's Diamond Flower Ring

Samantha's Diamond Flower RingAnd you thought the Dior Gladiator heels were expensive! Get yourself the flower ring Samantha Jones just had to have at Trés Jolie for the outstanding price of $55,000!
Sidenote: The suit outfit Carrie eventually got married in was not by "no one" as Anthony said, but from the Dior Resort Collection 2006.

Clear Wayfarers

Clear WayfarersCan I just say that I called this clear / translucent sunglasses trend back in March? See, if you read my blog, you can become a trend setter, much better than a follower ;) Anyhoo, more people are saying it's a trend now, so here's another pair for you, available at LeeLeeLunettes.com for $325.
PS, I recently said cat eyed sunglasses will be big next, maybe I'll be right again?

One Can Dream...

I have to share a dream I had last night with my fellow fashionaholics!
I was going to go out with a group of friends, but we kept changing where we were going. So I had to change outfits a zillions times. First I had this pink Chanel tweed shift on, than a pair of black Balenciaga leather pants and a wife beater, than a red Valentino chiffon evening gown with flower appliqués near the hem, than a pair of Elizabeth & James gray skinny trousers and floppy, black Versace blouse with a bow at the neck.
Seriously one of the best dreams ever, why can't my closet really look like that?

White Gathered Bathing Suit

White Gathered Bathing SuitVivre is having a sale, though most of their on sale items are still waaay out of my price range! But I really like this look of this white one piece, very sun bathing on a ski deck with snow on the ground but it's 80 degrees out. Sometimes I get very specific about my clothing fantasies! Originally $185, it's now $129.

Giant Pocket Cardi

Giant Pocket CardiLook at the shawl collar turning into giant pockets! This cardigan has a great look and is a perfect layering piece for Summer. This is definitely going on my wishlist, I wish I hadn't already spent my clothing budget for the month! Buy at Urban Outfitters in stripped, lilac, beige and black for only $42. This better not sell out, because it's so mine July 1!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Boot Bag

Boot BagMy friend just send me this very random and unique bag and I knew I had to post it! It's a hefty $360 at Creatures of Comfort, but it will most certainly secure your place as a Downtown hipsterati.

Thong Sandal Bootie Hybrid

Thong Sandal Bootie HybridThis is what you get when you let a thong sandal and a bootie mate! These new shoes by Dolce Vita are insanely popular already, featured in tons of magazines and editorials, so I recommend snatching these up whilst you can! Buy for only $119.

Knotted Racerback Top

Knotted Racerback TopDon't you just love this knotted racerback? It takes a sporty style and makes it a little softer, more organic in a way. And the top is bamboo jersey, so it makes sense! I have weird logic... Buy at La Garçonne for $92.

Some Upcoming NYC Sales!

Woodley & Bunny
Deal:20 to 75% off S/S clothing and accessories from lines like Society for Rational Dress, Diabless, Vivienne Westwood and Morphine Generation
When/Where: Ongoing. Daily noon—8pm. 490 Driggs Ave between North 9th and North 10th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-6449).

Daryl K and Kerrigan
Deal: 35% off select Spring and Summer merch
When/Where: Going on for "another month and a half." Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 21 Bond St at Lafayette St (212-529-8790) and Online.

Soundgirl & Shoes for Lovely People
Deal: Clothes priced from $5 to $60, footwear from $40 to $60
When/Where: Wednesday, June 25th through Friday, June 27th. Daily 10am—6:30pm. 1385 Broadway between 37th and 38th Sts, fifth floor (212-730-0377).

Alexander Wang
Deal:Up to 70% off tops, blazers, dresses and cut-off denim shorts
When/Where: Wednesday, June 25th through Saturday, June 28th. Wed 3—7pm; Thu—Sat 10am—7pm. 386 Broadway between Walker and White Sts, third floor (212-532-3103).

Redbag
Deal: Up to 85% off clothing from lines like Prada, Marc Bouwer and Burberry
When/Where: Monday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 28th. Mon—Fri 9:30am—7:30pm; Sat 10am—6pm. 250 W 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-719-0001).

S.O.S Sample Sales
Deal:40 to 80% off clothing from C&C California, J Brand and Joe's Jeans
When/Where: Tuesday, June 24th through Friday, June 27th. Daily 11am—7pm. 264 W 40th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves

Gryphon, Gustto, Interlud, Laura Dahl
Deal: Markdowns on clothing, bags and shoes
When/Where: Tuesday, June 24th through Thursday, June 26th. Daily 10am—6pm. 261 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, second floor

Miguel Ases
Deal:70% off delicate jewelry; additional 10% off if you're paying with cash
When/Where: Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th. Daily 10am—6pm. 150 W 25th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, suite 601 (212-337-9646).

Akiko
Deal: Dressy, embellished tops priced at $35, frocks at $45
When/Where: Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th. Daily noon—7pm. 275 W 39th St at Eighth Ave, ninth floor (212-921-5079 ext 203).

La Perla
Deal:Up to 75% off lingerie, sleepwear and men's underwear
When/Where: Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th. Mon 2—7pm; Tue, Wed, Fri 9am—6pm. Thu 9am—8pm. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts (212-725-5400).

Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Rena Lange, Judith Leiber
Deal:Up to 85% off gowns, ready-to-wear, bridal and accessories
When/Where: Sunday, June 22nd through Tuesday, June 24th. Daily 9am—6:30pm. 317 W 33rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (718-747-1656).

Curve
Deal:30 to 50% off clothing from brands like Isabel Marant, Vivienne Westwood, Jenni Kayne and Missoni
When/Where: Monday, June 23rd through Monday, July 14th. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 83 Mercer St between Spring and Broome Sts (212-966-3626)

Jill Stuart
Deal:30 to 50% off flirty dresses (organza party frocks, cotton sundresses, cocktail styles), tops, skirts and accessories from Spring '08; 60% off pre-Spring
When/Where: Through Saturday, July 5th. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 100 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-343-2300).

Generra
Deal:50 to 60% off easy, chic separates from S/S '08
When/Where: Wednesday, June 18th through Friday, June 27th. Mon—Fri 9:30am—7pm (closed Sat and Sun). 275 W 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, fifth floor (212-768-2868).

3.1 Phillip Lim
Deal:Up to 30% off clothing and accessories from Spring and Resort '08
When/Where: Going on now; no end date set. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 115 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-334-1160).

TSE
Deal:40% to 60% off prices on the cashmere brand's Spring and Resort collections
When/Where: Begins Tuesday, June 3rd; no end date set. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—6pm. 120 Wooster St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-925-2520).

Rami Kashou Drape Dress

Speaking of Project Runway, last season's runner up, Rami Kashou designed a dress available on HSN for $280. Even though it's pricey for HSN, it's almost sold out so I want to let me readers know now!

Nick Verreos In Nordstrom

Nick Verreos Who doesn't remember Nick Verreos from Project Runway Season 2?!? Well, he has a line called NIKOLAKI with David Paul which is currently available in store at Nordstrom in the Savvy Department, way to go! Now they need to make it available online, thanks!

Via Clutch 22

Brass Snap Cuff

Need something to wear with your drapey dress? How about this brass bracelet with Greco-Romanesque plaque? I would totally wear it as high up on my arm as I could for a super sexy look. Buy at Twisted Silver for $40.

ShopBop Sale Code Today Only

ShopBop is having a sale for today only! Get 20% off non sale tops, bottoms and dresses with the code "HEATWAVE08" at checkout.

Studded Fingerless Leather Gloves

Studded Fingerless Leather GlovesPerfect for channeling Karl Lagerfeld! I think these gloves will be the hotness for Fall with that whole grunge, Brit rock thing coming upon us. Buy at Asos for $33.

Fred Segal Beauty Code

Fred Segal Beauty CodeGet $10 towards any product at Fred Segal Beauty with the code "BEAUTYCASH10" at checkout when you spend more than $25.

Lace Trim Dress

Lace Trim DressI think this dress is just so vintage high society! But the pockets and flounce hem make it interesting and youthful, a great combination. I only worry that the waist isn't well defined, so proceed with caution if you have a large chest! On sale at Tobi, it was originally $372 but marked down to $112.

Victoria Beckham to Unveil Dress Collection at NY Fashion Week

Apparently Victoria Beckham will be debuting a fancy dress collection at NY Fashion Week in Septemeber. Hmm, I wonder if I can finagle an invite, ha! Beginning at $1,200 retail these "POSH frocks" will be very upscale, and she eventually plans to expand to purses and shoes as well. She's also developing a fragrance line, like every other celebrity out there.
Via WWD (subscription needed)

Non Stretch Sports Bra Cups

I was watching a documentary on bras a few nights ago and there was a great part about measuring "bounce" in various styles of sports bras. They compared jogging in two compression sports bras (as many ample women need to do!) to a sports bra with separate, non-stretchy cups. And apparently the non stretchy cups worked better than two of the chest flattening sports bras! Note, the rest of the bra can be stretchy, esp the sides! I ended up finding a few good sports bras at Champion, but this one was my favorite! It fits C cups to DDD!