Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shopping: The Universal Language

Here are two fabulous stores not in English... but really, why do you need Enlish for when you can type "26000 DKK to USD" or "150 EUR to USD" in Google to convert the currency? But note that in some countries a period means a comma and vice versa!

Style Paste has great designers like Sass & Bide, Mike & Chris, and Marc Jacobs.


Mode Trotte has even more unique European designers, such as Roseanna, Heimstone and Lin Fashion.


Everyone enjoy your holiday!

Knotted Wrap Cardigan

Knotted Wrap CardiganHow cool is this wrap cardigan?? Almost kimono-esque, you can buy it in black, seaweed, gray and plum at Anthropologie for $98.

School Boy Blazer & Vest

School Boy Blazer and VestA very menswear piece, I would pair with a floaty mini, tights and some tall flat boots! Too bad the vest and blazer are attached, but only $128 at Urban Outfitters

Purple Plaid Shirt

Purple Plaid ShirtI just love purple plaid! This top also comes in teal and gray, what fab choices! Buy at Delia*s for $35.

Drop Waist Lace Dress

Drop Waist Lace DressHave a vibrant pair of shoes and need a non-boring LBD to go with them this holiday season? Why not try lace? A lot of lace frock can be a little overly sexy and lingerie-looking, but this one is the perfect amount of sex appeal. Even better, it's on sale for $147 at Goldyn.

Silver Sequin Shoes

Silver Sequin ShoesSequins are the ultimate holiday embellishment, and these silver sequin shoes by Oh Deer! are a fun and slightly unusual way to rock them! Buy at Jildor for the sale price of $82.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hollywould If She Could But She Can't So She Won't

Sigh, the popular shoe label Hollywould is officially up for sale, their press office shutting down. Where are we going to find cute ballet flats that aren't as pricey as Lanvin?? Where's a fashion bailout when you need it?

Via NY Post

Suede Cutout Boot

Suede Cutout BootCutout shoes are the best over brightly colored tights, but you could get these in brown to wear over your black tights too! Buy at Lisa Kline for $145.

Blue Heaven Boutique Sale Code

Get 20% off your over $100 order at Blue Heaven Boutique with the code "turkey" at checkout from now until Dec 1.

Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons Tee

Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons TeeApparently this slogan has been appearing all over Manhattan, especially in the downtown hipster areas. Here's an example. So be cooler than cool and hipper than hip by rocking this tee, an exclusive to Rare Chic, for $68.

Alvin Valley Black Friday Sale

Alvin Valley is having a Black Friday sale - but it's starting tomorrow so no waiting! Just enter "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout to get 30% off.

Cascade Skirt

Cascade SkirtThis skirt is remarkably similar to the ones found in Lee Ann's, recent winner of "Project Runway," collection! *shifty eyes* Oh well, maybe it's just a coincidence! Buy at Maneater Threads for $277 - definitely cheaper than Lee Ann's pieces will sell for!

Grey Braided Deer Skin Bracelet & Necklace

Grey Braided Deer Skin Bracelet and NecklaceYay, two in one! Wearable either as a necklace or bracelet, this piece has a gold chain braided in for a very boho glam look. Buy at Rilee and Lo for the sale price of $86.

Feather Print Sweater

Feather Print SweaterIf feather print shirts are too affordable for you, how about this linen sweater at Style Bop? Originally $885, it's now on sale for $400.

Active Endeavors Sale Code

Get either 30% off new items or 50% off sale items at Active Endeavors. Use the code "pick30" or "pick50" before midnight tonight.

Boxy Ruffle Top

I loved the colors in this Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, especially this top! So girly and cute, but remember that this shape is not for the overly busty! Buy at eLuxury for the sale price of $139.

Vegetable Sheepskin Leather Bomber

Vegetable Sheepskin Leather BomberIn case you're wondering (I know I did) vegetable sheepskin is leather tanned with vegetable oil. Anyhoo, Revolve Clothing is having a huge sale, and this fab leather bomber is one of the best bargains, in my opinion! I mean, check out its subtly unique and intricate shape. Originally $743, it's now on sale for $446 in black, and $372 in brown.

Trouble for Bill Blass

Blair Wearing Bill BlassBill Blass New York has stopped taking orders and is liquidating. It is a direct-sales apparel firm licensed by Bill Blass in 2006 that made cheaper clothing than the Som-designed Couture line. Peter Som left that Couture line last month, and the word on the street is that it's not doing well either! Blair needs to wear a few more items on "Gossip Girl" and it will be brought back from the brink... right?!?!

Via WWD

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Current/Elliot Jeans: Skinny Slouchy

Skinny Slouchy JeansCurrent/Elliot is smart to ride their wave of sudden popularity, churning out as many styles as possible! Their new skinny slouchy jeans have a great shape, but I just can't get behind pale wash denim. Pre-order at Intermix for $225.

Lace Inset Clutch

Lace Inset ClutchAvailable in yellow, teal or purple, this clutch is a great present for the fashion hipster in your life. Extra trendy with lace and a bright color! Buy at Thistle & Clover for $390.

Ssense Sale Code

Get 30% off all items found at Ssense with the sale code "BLCKFRD" from now until Dec 1.

Cutout Platform Pumps

Cutout Platform PumpsWouldn't these shoes look totally fab over a pair of brightly colored tights? I like how short the t-strap is, making your legs look long and lean! Buy at Carlos Shoes for only $79.

Patricia Field Black Friday Sale

Patricia Field Boutique
302 Bowery NY, NY 10012
212-966-4066
11am - 9pm

Layered Chain & Ribbon Necklace

Layered Chain & Ribbon NecklaceI like the look of layered necklaces over a basic tee, and this one is a perfect mix of edgy and sweet! Buy at Suey Boutique for $28.

James Perse Crewneck

James Perse CrewneckI heart James Perse tees, and Tobi is having a sale on about half their colors for just $33! Pink, light yellow, putty gray, beige and multiple shades of blue are all on sale.

Red Plaid Dress

Red Plaid DressVery similar to a recent dress worn by Jenny in "Gossip Girl," this piece is already almost sold out! Buy at Fred Flare for $64 if you're a size small.

Net-A-Porter Sale

Net-A-Porter is having a ginormous sale with pieces up to 50% off!

Crafty Cardigan

Crafty CardiganThis modern shape cardigan has different sized buttons and a scrunched front to give it a slightly crafty, homemade feel! Buy at Nordstrom for $278.

Joe's Jeans Sale

Get an additional 25% off apparel at Joe's Jeans with the code "joesfriends" now until Dec 2. To get the discount in-store just print out the above image!

Blazer with Scarf

Blazer with ScarfEveryone should own a piece of Alexander Wang! I love this blazer with a built-in scarf. Plus scrunched sleeves are just so fab! Maybe you'll get it as a holiday present since it's a pricey $718 at Shop Bop.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fringe Clutch

I know, I totally failed in getting posts up today! Before the weekend officially hits, here's a fringe clutch for girls going for a boho glam look this winter. Buy at Free People for $88 in gray or brown.

Vivre Private Sale

Get 30% off items in the Vivre Private Sale with the code "PRIVSALE08" before Sun, Nov 23.

Studded Waistband Skirt

Studded Waistband SkirtOoooo, this LaRok skirt is just so... rawk! Buy at Singer 22 for $230. I suppose you could get the same look for less with a high-waisted mini and a studded belt, though.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sequin Capelet

Sequin CapeletMake sequins fresh again with a fun print or pattern! This snakeskin print caplet would look great over jeans and a tee, or a little black dress! Buy at Pixie Market for $147.

Designer to Watch: CRHEE

chreeI first realized CRHEE (pronounced “cree”) was a label to watch when I went to the GenArt show and saw CRHEE was being featured. A Princeton architecture student-turned fashion designer, Christine Rhee has been steadily gaining in popularity, getting press in WWD and Marie Claire since the show. The clothes are very modern and structured, with unconventional and innovative details (love the cut outs on the back of that blazer!). Most pieces fall between $200 -$900 and you can buy at Standard Deviation and Crhee.com.

Tall Shaft Boots

I can't say for sure that these boots will hit over the knee, but they certainly look like it! Best of all, they only cost $55 at Overstock - that's a price not even a "recessionista" can resist!

Project Runway Won't Air Until Summer

SIGH, an entire season of "Project Runway" lost to incompetence! Well, not lost, apparently the next season in LA has been shot except for the final two episodes. Does that mean they'll still have a finale show during Feb Fashion Week? Anyhoo, Lifetime is fighting back, filing suit against Bravo after Bravo filed an injunction. So it's likely that the next season won't air until Summer '09. People, people, don't you realize great fashion belongs to us all?

Via E! News

Revolve Clothing Sale Code

Get an extra 30% off any purchase, except handbags, with the code "GIVEGOODGIFT" at Revolve Clothing! Code will expire midnight, 11/19.

Eagle & Disco Ball Print Leggings

Eagle & Disco Ball Print LeggingsI never though eagles and disco balls would work so well together! Buy these leggings at Oak for $248.

Lust for Less: White Tube Dress

Lust for Less: White Tube DressGwenyth Paltrow recently wore this Stella McCartney dress. It's not yet available in stores, but I would imagine it will retail for about $1,000. If you love the look and have impossibly long legs (hate you!) then you should rock this similar Voom by Jay Haan dress for $284.

Art Deco Starburst Ring

Art Deco Starburst RingI really love art deco accessories, especially jewelry! This ring is so pretty and a perfect accent to a brightly colored cocktail frock. Buy at South Moon Under for just $40.

McQ Alexander McQueen for Target Pics

First images of the McQ Alexander McQueen for Target collection. Remember, it will launch in March and everything will be under $130!

Via Racked Via WWD

Jabot Draped Tank

Jabot Draped TankThis silk top is beautifully draped! And even though it's fancy looking, you could totally wear this to work with some trousers and a blazer. Buy at Goldyn for the sale price of $178.

Legwarmer Spats

Legwarmer SpatsI previously posted a pair of spat-inspired legwarmers at a lower price point, but if you want something possibly more luxurious, then how about these at RavinStyle for $128.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chanel Wristlet / Anklet Purse

Well, the Chanel ankle purses from forever ago are now available at Bluefly, though they're being described at "wristlets." Buy yours today in black, red or tweed for $1,080.

Tweed Print Cardigan

Tweed Print CardiganLove the look of tweed but hate its bulk and sometimes scratchy texture? Get this tweed print cardigan, made out of soft merino wool! Buy at DKNY for the sale price of $120. It's a great way to go neutral without doing basic black.

Vertical Ombré Silk Chiffon Dress

Vertical Ombré Silk Chiffon DressThis is more of a spring dress than winter, but it's so pretty and one can never start shopping for next season soon enough, right? Plus you can pair it with tights and a blazer now for a very cute look! Buy at BCBG for the sale price of $160.

Large Lapel Blazer

Large Lapel BlazerWhen you think of large lapels you probably think of hideous suits from the '70s! But this blazer is so well executed, and I love the neutral color contrast. Buy at Revolve Clothing for $349.

Waterfall Front Detail Wool Coat

Waterfall Front Detail Wool CoatI've been attracted to wool coats with a touch of a girly detail lately! This one has such a fun and unique frill on the front, and is a great plum color. Buy at TopShop for $145.

Lust for Less: Slingback Booties

I found both of these in my search for the perfect slingback bootie!

These Jil Sander booties are on sale for $475, originally $795, at Barney's. Definitely still pricey so...

These ones found at G by Guess are a great replacement at only $80! Plus, they don't have an open toe, which I'd actually prefer right now so of course it's near impossible to find!

Leather Skinny Pants

Leather Skinny PantsLeather pants on the more affordable side - hey at least they're under $1,000! Buy at Ssense for $600 soon since they're almost sold out!

Latex-Look Skirt

Latex-Look SkirtIf shiny leggings are too extreme for you, how about a more subtle latex looking skirt? Buy at Bloomingdale's for only $58.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lace Tunic Tee

Lace Tunic TeeAnother lace print tee for you lovelies! This one is black on white instead of silver on black for a lighter look. Buy at Shop Bop for $77.

Plaid Bustier

Plaid BustierThis plaid D&G bustier is such a perfect purchase for fall! Wear under a tuxedo blazer and pair with some boyfriend jeans to look unbearably hip! Buy at eLuxury for the sale price of $285 before it sells out!