Thursday, July 31, 2008

Skinny Studded Belt

Skinny Studded BeltOoo, isn't this Linea Pelle belt just perfect for the whole rocker boho chic thing this fall? Retailing for $107, you can buy it at Label Spree for $33 in brown or black.

Knot Front Skirt

Knot Front SkirtHere's a cute skirt you could wear everyday and not look totally boring! And, while form fitting, it's modal jersey so it's probably super comfortable too! Buy at Revolve Clothing for $158.

Navy Stripe Halter Dress

Navy Stripe Halter DressAlvin Valley is having a big sale, and I just adore this halter dress! Surprisingly too, since I usually hate banded hems. But it's so cute and only $107.

Vivre Weekend Shoe Sale

Vivre is having a huge shoe sale, now until Monday, Aug 4. Get an additional 15% off already reduced shoes with the code "SHOES15" at checkout.

Chain Hoops

Chain HoopsThese hoop earrings are super fab as the hoop part is woven in through chains for a slightly hardcore touch. Buy at Unsung Designers (I'm loving all their jewelry lately!) for $90.

Diane von Furstenberg and Liz Claiborne Get Spots On the Fashion Walk of Fame

"Not only are they two American design greats known for capturing the modern woman's sensibility, Diane von Furstenberg and the late Liz Claiborne have more in common then one might think. Both were born in Brussels, a fact von Fursteberg only discovered Wednesday morning, when she and Claiborne were honored with spots on the Fashion Walk of Fame. Industry folk, including Steven Kolb, Isabel Toledo, Hamish Bowles and Fern Mallis, gathered at the Bryant Park Grill for the induction ceremony and breakfast.

This marks the first time in five years that new designers have been added to the prestigious ranks of the Fashion Walk of Fame, a project of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District. Claiborne and von Furstenberg join 24 other icons immortalized with the distinction, including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Halston, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein and Oscar de la Renta. This year's inductees were chosen from over 100 candidates. Valerie Steele spearheaded the selection committee, which included Harold Koda, Marylou Luther Imparato, Paper's Kim Hastreiter and others.

Art Orenberg held back tears as he accepted the posthumous award on behalf of his late wife, who is credited with creating the working woman's wardrobe. "I speak for her and through her, because I am convinced she is with us here," said Orenberg, who thanked Claiborne's parents, mentors and colleagues.

Von Furstenberg was thrilled with the much-deserved honor. "A little bit over three decades ago, I came to New York with a few little dresses I had made in a tiny suitcase and a child in my belly. I was terrified of Seventh Avenue," the designer recalled. "It's an honor to get this from the very neighborhood that intimidated me so much." After the day's excitement, von Furstenberg is headed out of town for a brief break from the impending madness of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. "I'm going on vacation tonight!" she exclaimed. "I'll be on a boat, sailing away."

Via Fashion Week Daily

Jacquard Drop Coin Purse

Jacquard Drop Coin PurseI just adore the crescent moon shape of this Marc by Marc Jacobs coin purse, which would be perfect as a wristlet for a night out dancing! Buy at ShopBop for $98.

Wrap Leather Jacket

Wrap Leather JacketI've never seen a wrap jacket made of leather before, it must be so thin and soft! Whew, it's very pricy too - buy it for £275 or $544 US dollars at Asos.

Tree Silk-cashmere Hooded Sweater

Tree Silk-cashmere Hooded SweaterWow, what a very pretty sweater, I love the combination of the ombré and the tree silk screen print. But at Bluefly for the 40% off price of $198.

Damask Rose Top

Damask Rose TopI really love the style of this top, but curvy women like me can't wear things with bows at the bust... sniffle. If you can rock this style, do it so I can live vicariously through you! Buy at Anthropologie for $128.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lightweight Drawstring Pant

Lightweight Drawstring PantAll I want to do is go home and relax, and these pants look like the perfect relaxing pants ever! But they aren't sweatpants, so you could actually run errands in them whilse still looking fashionable, yay. Buy at Lisa Kline for $110.

Chain Trim Dress

Chain Trim DressHere's a great dress to finish off summer in and than take you right into fall! Wear now with strappy heels and a glint in your eye, later with tights and a cardigan or maybe a top layered underneath. Buy at Couture Candy for $257.

Striped Cut Out One Piece

Striped Cut Out One PieceI've done a lot to avoid posting any monokinis this year. It's not that I hate the look, it's just that last year they were tres overdone. Ok, I do hate it when the suit has a tiny strip in the middle connecting the top and bottom, it feels too super hero stripper to me. But I do like this style, plus it's Marc by Marc Jacobs plus it's on sale for $99 at Yoox.

Lust for Less: Motorcycle Boots


I immediately fell in love with these Fiorentini + Baker (love that label!) motorcycle boots, but they cost a whooping $498 at La Garçonne.

Thankfully I found these very similar ones by Guess for only $175 at Bloomingdale's. Hooray!

Purple Ombré Tee

Purple Ombré TeeI own this exact same C&C California tee and totally love it! Buy at Barney's for $54 - it's also available in pink.

Medium Crossbody Bags

Remember when mini purses on long straps were the rage earlier this summer? Well, people realized that they're super comfy but wanted more space! So now fashionistas are carrying tote bags with long straps and other slim crossbody bags. Here are some options for you!

Y-Mail Wallet

Y-Mail WalletWell, I got my Y-Mail wallet, but I know lots of fashionistas are still searching for one. Luckily for you, BlueFly just got more in! Buy a patent black continental wallet for $396... and the other just sold out already. GO GO GO!

Off Center Jacket

Off Center JacketThis piece has a great urban minimalism look to it that I really like. Buy in beige or navy at Yes Style for $165.

Bamboo Ring Halter Top

Bamboo Ring Halter TopThe seasons are changing which means new items in stock which means old, but still currently wearable, items on sale! Buy this great halter to rock for the rest of summer at Chick Downtown for the sale price of $124.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Go International Private Label Collection

I believe the Private Label Collection for Target's Go International will be in stores August 1, with prices from Prices range from $17 to $40. What do you think? I like the top in the top row, second from the right. And the top right dress next to it as well!

GlueJeans

Dutch label G+N has a new series of jeans, GlueJeans, that are held together by glue, and all are handmade in Netherlands. The super strong glue comes in different colors and each pair is tested for durability. I still think I would be scared of them falling apart, but I bet contestants on Project Runways will be thrilled at this concept ;)

Black Stripe Collar Blouse

Black Stripe Collar BlouseI think this blouse would look great tucked into a pair of wide, menswear pants! It adds a slightly feminine edge without being sweet and girly. Buy at The Hip Chick for $158.

Chasing Harry Winston

Chasing Harry WinstonWritten by the same author who wrote "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Everybody Worth Knowing," "Chasing Harry Winston" is a perfect summer read! I actually liked it best of her books so far, and it's only $16 at Amazon.com.

Miss Selfridge

New British boutique alert! Actually, they're technically only new to me since I just discovered, but if you haven't heard of Miss Selfridge, I highly recommend checking them out for trendy and affordable pieces. They remind me quite a bit of TopShop, in fact!

Suede Louboutin Heels

Suede Louboutin HeelsI rarely see wearable Louboutins go on sale, so buy these at Foot Candy before it's too late! I still can't afford the $433 price tag, but in comparison to the original $865 price they're practically a steal.

Rubber & Chain Wrist Cuff

Rubber & Chain Wrist CuffVery rock and roll for fall! I like how it's got a very rough and yet chic feel to it. Buy at Unsung Designers for $98.

Tiered Cocktail Dress

If you have the money for one big splurge this fall, I would recommend this Luella cocktail dress I saw on Fashtiontribes. Unfortunately for me, it's $670 at Net-A-Porter and all my money is now going towards a hotel for NYC Fashion Week.

V-Neck Mesh Sweater

V-Neck Mesh SweaterA perfect swim cover-up or summer sweater, this mesh MICHAEL Michael Kors sweater was originally $90 at Vivre, but is marked down to just $36.

Vintage Wash Boyfriend Jeans

Vintage Wash Boyfriend JeansA lot of jeans claim to have a boyfriend cut, but most don't have that super loose, hanging on your hips look. These most certainly do, and are currently on sale for $170 at Urban Outfitters.

Nine West & New Balance Debuting Athletic Shoes

"Creative teams from both Nine West and New Balance will collaborate on the new line’s design, and branding materials will feature both companies. Boston-based New Balance will handle the shoe’s insole technology and production materials, while Nine West will be responsible for colors and styling. The line will be sold at a select group of Nine West and New Balance stores."
Hmm, I am in the market for new sneakers, maybe I will wait and get a pair! I've never been really worried about being fashion forward in the gym, though - I only want something that has lots of bounce and support and is affordable. So the line better be priced competitively!

Via Crain's

Tux Jacket

Tux JacketFashion forward celebs are rocking the tuxedo jacket look, perfect for fall when menswear always comes into style. This one is already selling out so buy quickly at TopShop for £55 or about $110 US dollars.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Black Linen Cloche

Black Linen ClocheWhat a fabulous, totally cute cloche! It's only $39 at Etsy and I would definitely buy one before it's sold out!

Off The Deep End Tee

Off The Deep End TeePerfect for days when you're feeling a little crazy! Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue for $68.

Gossip Girl Promos!!!









I desperately need a shirt that says "Damn that MotherChucker!"

Purse Tunic Dress

Purse DressThis dress is totally cracking me up! Under the right shoulder is an attached, matching baguette - perfect for the girl who loses everything during a night out. Buy at eLuxury for the sale price of $255.

Silver Gladiator Sandals

Silver Gladiator SandalsI like these gladiator sandals because they don't have an annoying toe thong (yes, I'm one of those people who can't wear flip flops), and they are kinda sling back styled instead of ankle strappy. This means they don't cutoff the legs high up, which I'm never a fan of. Plus, 30% of the sale of these sandals goes to the Humane Society, hooray! Buy at Intuition for $154.

Yellow Cable Cardigan

Yellow Cable CardiganI need more pieces I can wear now without looking like I'm dressing for fall! This cardigan is a slightly fall yellow, but at least it's a fun color as opposed to all the black and dark reds and purples I've been wearing lately. It's only mid-summer, I need to brighten up my look! Buy at MNG by Mango for $59.

Pretend Purse Tote

Pretend Purse ToteMarc Jacobs always amuses me, and I absolutely adore this pretending to be a purse tote bag! Buy for $98 at Piperlime in pink or blue. I've also seen gray, green and baby pink at other sites.

Members Only Bomber Jacket

Members Only Bomber JacketThe Members Only jackets were super popular in the 80s and are int he process of making a comeback! Buy this nylon bomber in black, gray or black for $143 at Active Endeavors.

Layered Chiffon Pencil Skirt

Layered Chiffon Pencil SkirtAhhh, fashion hissy fit over, whew! As I have mentioned before, form fitting, bandage style clothing is chic for fall, but if you don't want an all over tightness than why not pair this skirt with a loose blouse? Buy at Asos for the sale price of £38 or about $77 US dollars.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bluefly Hates Me

So, I was tres excited about being able to buy the winning dress on the recent "Project Runway" challenge. Now I've discovered that they're only making 150 copies of the dress and they were taking pre-order without telling me! And they reached their 150 pre-order limit. Losing out on a Y-Mail wallet AND a cocktail dress in one week??? Pardon me while I go off to die. Maybe by the time the weekend is over my fashion trauma will have recovered a bit!

Gray Floral Print Tights

Gray Floral Print TightsThese floral print tights are more wearable that the Bebaroque ones I posted recently, and on sale to boot! Buy at DKNY for $6.

Collarless Snap Blouse

Collarless Snap BlouseCollarless blouses have such a great, minimalistic look to them., and snap buttons are so cool and unique. Buy this urban piece at ShopJake.com, originally $255 but now marked down to $70.

Paul & Joe Sister

Pink Mascara is having a Paul & Joe Sister trunk show, but the collection looks more spring than fall to me, don't you think?

Cropped Boyfriend Jeans

Cropped Boyfriend JeansAs celebs like Gwen Stefani are seen wearing loose boyfriend jeans, their popularity continues to grow. This pair is also distressed, which makes them doubly cool. So that makes them worth $229 at Singer 22, right? Hmm, maybe I should just look in the men's department.

Lust for Less: Hippie Headbands

With fashion leaders such as Peaches Geldof wearing hippie headbands, it's only a matter of time before everyone else is too! So here are two options for you, my lovely readers, one high and one low end - both totally fab.
Braided Hippie Headband
I really like this braided suede and chain one from Madison LA, but it's a pricey $215!
Kimono Hippie Headband
This double one, found at Free People, is make of kimono fabric, something I can never resist, and is a more affordable $28.

Dropwaist Halter Suit

Dropwaist Halter SuitIf you have a very short torso, like me, this dropwaist halter one piece is perfect for elongation! Buy at RavinStyle for $154.

Bandage Tube Dress

Bandage Tube DressEveryone is copying the Herve Leger bandage dress now, and form fitting all over seems to be big for fall. Well, except the shoulders. But this La Rok dress in ivory or black at ShopBop for $298.

Proper Shoe Fit

Proper Shoe Fit

Here are some tips for getting a proper shoe fit:
• The size of your feet changes as you grow older so always have your feet measured before buying shoes.
• The best time to measure your feet is at the end of the day when your feet are largest.
• Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so fit your shoe to your larger foot.
• Do not select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe but by how the shoe fits your foot.
• Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot.
• During the fitting process, make sure there is enough space (3/8" to 1/2") for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up.
• Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
• Do not buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit.
• Your heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping - the shoes should not ride up and down on your heel when you walk.
• Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right. Then take them home and spend some time walking on carpet to make sure the fit is a good one.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Petal Chain Ring

Petal Chain RingI've never owned a chain ring and I've always wondered how comfortable they are. This one is so cute I think I would wear it even if each link dug into my skin!! Buy at Yoox in silver or gold for $108.

Peeptoe Booties

Peeptoe BootiesI love the low curve of these shoes right under the ankle. I would find these the perfect booties for fall if they didn't have a peep toe, but that's just my personal opinion. Buy in gray, black, or brown at Zappos for $179.

Sparrows Clutch Purse

Sparrows Clutch PurseThhis retro-styled clutch purse is so sweet and girly looking! And I love it when clutches have handles or straps of some sort, I have tiny hands and it just makes my life so much easier! Buy at PlasticLand for $49.

Terry Cardigan

Terry CardiganWhen I saved this piece in StyleHive, a bunch of other people also bookmarked it, so obviously it's a likable piece! So I decided to share with you ladies as well, buy at MudShark for $80.

Front Placket Jacket

This Italian wool jacket has a totally unique front placket - I've never seen a piece styled like this before! Very military-inspired, you can buy this at Joie Style Studio for $260.