Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Christian Siriano On Intermix

Christian Siriano pieces can now be found at Intermix! They aren't the same as the pieces he created for Bluefly last season - honestly I really like these better! I love the yellow and gray color combo and these seem a little less over the top and little more sophisticated. Prices range from $950 to $2,950 though, whew!

Jaunty Straw Hats

Since I wasn't able to get you fun entertainment today, here's a two-fer! I saw both these cute straw hats at Urban Outfitters for $34 and couldn't decide which to post. They both have great shapes with a unexpected material - just what everyone needs for summer! If you watch "Gossip Girl," the first reminds me of Blair and the second reminds me of Serena. Or maybe that's just the models...

Straw Bow Cloche

Asymmetrical Straw Cloche

LnA Sale Code

Whoops, this expires today! Not sure if it will work for multiple uses, may be first come, first serve, but get 15% off your entire order at LnA Clothing with the code "REPEAT" at checkout.

PMS Makes Women Shop More

I KNEW it!

The latest in the slew of (obvious) women-shop-to-cheer-themselves-up scientific studies links PMS to increased spending. A new study of 443 women ages 18 to 50 shows that women spend more in the ten days leading up to their periods, known as the luteal phase. "Spending was less controlled, more impulsive and more excessive for women in the luteal phase," Professor Karen Pine, who conducted the study, tells the Daily Mail. Findings show that the 153 women who were in the luteal phase at the time of the study had less control over their spending habits. Two-thirds of them said they made impulse purchases and 57 percent said they overspent by more than $35. "[Shopping] is also a socially sanctioned way to deal with emotional overload compared to turning to drink or drugs," Professor Pine explains.

Read the rest at NY Mag. I'm too busy to post today, sorry lovely ladies :(

Lavender Buckle Top Hobo

Lavender Buckle Top HoboI first saw this purse at Saks at full price and immediately dismissed it as too expensive. But I came across it on Bluefly last night for the 40% off price of $357, and now I'm sooooo tempted! The drawstring-style buckle top is super chic right now and I adore the slanted outer pockets! Plus, it's lavender, but looks totally neutral! What do you ladies think, still too expensive?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Copper Round Toe Pumps

Copper Round Toe PumpsI love the color of these heels, a light copper that's almost pink but still neutral. They look comfortable enough for the most avid of flat wearers and are only $82 at Urban Minx.

Life After Out Of Stock

It happens to all of us: we see something we possibly can't live without. It's perfect, it will enhance your life, it's just what you need to round out your closet, it will bring you that much searched for peace of mind you've spent your life looking for! And then... the most dreaded OUT OF STOCK.

You're crushed, food tastes like ash and you wonder "Why bother?"

This happened to me recently. I purchased an Herve Leger dress at Hautelook and just received notification that they will not be able to fulfill my order. I had been waiting all excited for weeks, and now find out I still won't get it - bait and switch! There's a storm cloud following me around, but I must persevere! Here are some thoughts / tips that will keep me going... but just barely!

  • It was not meant to be. Tell yourself that things always happen for a reason. Maybe it would have made you look fat, they would have pinched your toes, maybe it would get ruined on your first wearing. There's gotta be a reason the fashion gods have forsaken you! You just have to have faith.
  • Look at you saving money! If you're a shopaholic like me, your credit card is not always pleased with your actions. Now you can be responsible without meaning to, even if it's against your own will.
  • Now you can buy something else! It helps you look forward to all the purchases you have ahead of you. Not to totally conflict with the point above, I like to treat myself with something much cheaper, but will still lift my mood a little. Because you're WORTH it ;)
Remember that what does not kill you will only make you stronger, and that you can get through anything with the support of your family and friends!

ShopBop Interview With Paige Adams-Geller

ShopBop has a great interview with Paige Adams-Geller of Paige Denim, and I just had to share this one Q&A.

What common mistake do women make when buying jeans?
There are a couple mistakes women make when buying jeans. First, you MUST do the sit-down test. Make sure you have the correct rise for your body type. Depending on your body type (torso length, leg length, etc.) a mid-rise jean might fit like a low rise on you, so ignore the labels and get what fits right. And speaking of ignoring labels, I always tell women to ignore size labels. When trying on jeans, take in what you think is your size as well as the size above and below that. There are no size standards, so your size will vary from brand to brand and even from style to style within a brand. And feel free to cut the size label out when you get home. You’ll appreciate the fit more and concentrate less on the size label.

I particularly forget about the sit down test :O Read the rest of the interview here.

Saks Picks Up Christian Siriano's Collection

Photo: ImaxtreeSeems like Christian Siriano is the most business-savvy winner of "Project Runway" so far. By pretty much shamelessly whoring himself out, he managed to keep himself in the public eye, and now Saks will be carrying his F/W line for its flagship store’s new third-floor boutique featuring up-and-coming designers! Take a hint, Leanne, I want to be able to buy your stuff too!


Multi Sleeve Plaid Blouse

Multi Sleeve Plaid BlouseMultiple sleeve openings? Hit the more views tab to understand, because it's just too much effort to explain but totally worth seeing! I see IDeeen at a Gen Art show last year, and I'm glad to see that the line is still innovating. This top is a costly $495 at Revolve Clothing.

Multicolor Tie-back Sweater

Multicolor Tie-back SweaterPretty stripes of color in an ombre rainbow! Who says sweaters have to be for fall and winter? Rock this now for $148 at Ella Moss.

Faux Chinchilla Fur Jacket

Faux Chinchilla Fur JacketI totally crave this coat, but I am not allowed to own anymore jackets! So buy this until it sells out and I'm no longer tempted! Buy at Goldyn for the sale price of $112.

Leather Espadrille Wedges

Leather Espadrille WedgesEveryone should own a cute pair of espadrille wedges for summer! These KORS Michael Kors ones are a great buy and on sale for $124 at Jildor.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bluefly Private Sale

A private sale but you can get there via my Bluefly link! Extra 20% off!

Friday, March 27, 2009

SNEAK PEEK: Matthew Williamson for H&M

Matthew Williamson for H&M I'm a pretty big fan of Matthew Williamson, but I totally forgot about his upcoming collaboration with H&M! Coming April 23, prices range from $25 for necklace to $249 for a leather jacket to $349 for a beaded maxidress. It's definitely pricier than H&M's regular apparel, so I hope the quality goes up a few steps too! I can't wait!!!
Matthew Williamson for H&M
Via People StyleWatch

Leather Cropped Biker Pant

Leather Cropped Biker PantLeather continues it's reign of conquest in '09, and I think everyone should own a cute pair of tight leather pants! Well these are closer to affordable than most others I've see: Buy at Oak for $498.

Links à la Mode : March 27th

Giant Jewel Ring

Giant Jewel RingLately I've been craving a cartoonish-ly big cocktail ring, and this fits the bill just right! Buy it at eLuxury for the sale price of $165.

Queen Bee Family & Friends Sale

Get 30% full-priced items at Queen Bee with the sale code "ff09" at checkout until Mar 29.

Yoox Sample Sale

I'd like to point out that savings at Yoox are up to 90% off until March 29! If you buy anything, leave a comment so I can shop vicariously through you!

Statement Shoulder Blazer

Statement Shoulder BlazerThis jacket is a pricey $426 at Ssense, but if you can afford it it's soooo worth the price! Talk about something everyone will covet and probably land you on a street style blog somewhere.

Prom Dresses Under $100

From what I remember, pretty much everyone wore a long gown for prom. But finding a cute one under $100 is pretty difficult, so I've assembled the following for all of you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Horn Earrings

Horn EarringsThese earrings are carved from recycled buffalo horn and as tres chic for summer - a perfect finish to your safari look. They're only $22 at Lulu*s Fashion Lounge, I may just have to buy them!

Loomstate for Target

Target is teaming up with Scott Mackinlay Hahn and CFDA award winning designer Rogan Gregory to launch Loomstate for Target, a limited edition eco-friendly fashion line for men and women. The collection will be available April 19, a few days before Earth Day, and prices will range from $15 to $45.
The clothes look pretty basic, really the only hook will be that they're eco-friendly.

Wrist Cuff Clutch

Wrist Cuff ClutchYikes, what a busy day, I apologize now! I love clutches with wrist cuffs, and this one at Kenneth Cole is $248.

White Oversized Tee

White Oversized TeeThis slouchy tee would look great over leggings or super skinny pants. I just wish it came in more colors! Buy at Net-A-Porter for $95.

Paillette Miniskirt

On "Gossip Girl" this week, Serena wore a gold, embellished tank by 3.1 Philip Lim, which is already sold out near everywhere! This skirt kinda reminds me of it, and it's on sale for $118 at ShopBop.

Blue Colorblock Dress

Blue Colorblock DressI went off looking for a brightly colored summer dress that you could wear weekday or weekend and found this gem by Karen Millen. I love the two blues together and the circle skirt, perfect for twirling. Buy at Asos for $260.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Asymmetrical Sunburst Tank

Asymmetrical Sunburst TankHave I not posted this before? Well, it's cute enough to risk posting again, don't you just adore? I love the asymmetrical, laser cut tiers! Buy at Urban Minx for $143.

Bluefly: 10 Hours Only: Extra 15% Off BCBGMAXAZRIA‏

Check out the 10 hour sale at Bluefly for BCBGMAXAZRIA!

Polar Bear Cardigan

Polar Bear CardiganI've really been drawn to this style of cardigan lately, kinda long and slouchy with a Native American-inspired print that decorates a ski lodge. This one is only $85 at Revolve Clothing, a pretty good deal!

Pinup Style Swimsuit

Pinup Style SwimsuitInstead of minuscule swimsuits, I hear the style will be a slightly more covered up, retro-style this year! This one piece at Hayden-Harnett perfectly fits the bill, and comes in black or this fab boudior print. Buy for $218.

Leather Shirt Jacket

Leather Shirt JacketI've never heard the term "shirt jacket" before, but that really is the best way to explain this coat! And if you don't already own a leather jacket, you definitely need to buy this, it's an essential part of a wardrobe! Plus this one is on sale at Goldyn, originally $1,043 but now just $313. If you're excuse me, I have to go donate my leather jackets so I have an excuse to buy this one!

Couture Candy Sale Code

Get 50% off Ella Moss or LaRok purchases today only at Couture Candy with the sale code "ELROK" at checkout!

Torn Gathered Bottom Leggings

Torn Gathered Bottom LeggingsThese LnA leggings are just like the cutout leggings I've been obsessed with, except cheaper! You can pre-order at Singer 22 for $129... hmm, which do I get??

Ridged Heel Ankle Boots

Ridged Heel Ankle BootsThere's something about the heel ridges that make me think of Mad Max, am I insane? Originally $498, they're on sale at DC boutique Hu's Shoes for a more reasonable $299.

Black Raffia Fedora

Black Raffia FedoraOne of my favorite accessories for summer is a black raffia fedora that I pair with sundresses, swimsuits, everything! I prefer black straw, because it's slightly less beach bum-y. This one is only $29 at Tobi, so it won't be the end of the world if it falls into the ocean!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DC Designer Fashion Sale

Yay, something for my local ladies!

The Fashion Clearance Sale is the premier event where shoppers can source a fantastic variety of fashion – current season, past season, and surplus lines of men’s wear, ladies wear, and accessories from local DC metro area designers. With everything from one-of-a-kind fashion and exclusive runway samples to branded designer wear and sportswear, there is sure to be something for everyone.

At the Fashion Clearance Sale, you can place immediate orders on designer brand name labels at affordable prices, in a huge range of styles and types. Ten designers of casual, formal, sports, urban, outdoor, party & night wear, lingerie, and accessories are all under one roof at Hotel Helix, one of Washington, D.C.'s most accessible and popular venues.

Participating designers include:
Belabumbum, L~Shandi Designs, CG Originals, Tu-Anh, Evelyn Brooks Designs, Xzuberance Apparel, Holland Cox, Yinibini, iKY Clothing, Yosoy Fashions.

The Fashion Clearance Sale is FREE to the public and merchandise will be offered at 50-80% off the original retail price. Helix Lounge will be open for a cocktail hour to get a drink while you shop.

EVENT: DC Designers Fashion Clearance Sale
DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2009
WHERE: Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Asymmetrical Agate & Chain Necklace

Asymmetrical Agate & Chain NecklaceI'm tired of statement bib necklaces, so I'm trying to move away into a more unique look while still maintaining impact! This piece is just the thing and on sale for $297 at RavinStyle.

Sequin Hem Linen Skirt

Sequin Hem Linen SkirtSo I went on a mission looking for a cute, versatile summer skirt and I actually found something! This linen skirt is in a wearable neutral color somewhere between beige and gray, but has sequin detailing to punch it up! I would even wear this to the office! Buy at Yoox for $109.

Mike & Chris Going Out Of Business

Alas, the rumors were true, Mike & Chris is going out of business! But if you live in LA, I'm totally jealous because you can attend this:

Mike & Chris Going Out of Business Sale:
Take up to 90% off leather, fleece, silk dresses, tops, wool jackets, and everything else.

Sat. March 28 noon-6 p.m.

2900 Rowena Ave.
b/t Hyperion Ave. & W. Silver Lake Dr.
Silver Lake, CA 90039

Via Daily Candy Via Eye 4 Style... wait, is that the right order? Either way!

Silver Drawstring Hobo

Silver Drawstring HoboI like how the mid section of the purse isn't drawstring, just the sides! Plus, I rarely see brown and silver rocked so well together, so luxe yet perfect for everyday. Buy at Anthropologie for $288.

Long Fringe Top

Long Fringe TopYay, long fringe to get tangled in your purse straps and caught in car doors! I blame Jil Saunder for this trend, but I have to admit it looks super cut when you twirl! Buy this top at Robertson for $189.

Floral Ribbon Dress

Floral Ribbon DressI saw this modeled and it looks even better on! Bright fun florals for spring, you can find this gem at Charlotte Russe for $33.

Check Bow Blouse

Check Bow BlouseMore pretty plaid for you! I'm loving these colors too, very wearable and soft, not lumberjack at all! I especially like the gathered neckline of this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania blouse, which you can buy for $278 at Far Fetch.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vote to Win a $1,000 Lucky Brand Shopping Spree!

Three aspiring stylists got full access to the Lucky Brand showroom to put their spin on the spring collection. Vote for your favorite for the chance to win a $1,000 Lucky Brand shopping spree.

Links à la Mode : March 23rd

Links à la Mode:

  • A Few Goody GumDrop - A Few Goody Gumdrops asks…if you are coming apart at the seems then enter to win torn leggings from LnA!
  • Breakfast at Saks - Still sifting through Paris Fashion Week shows? Be sure to make time for Ann Demeulemeester F/W 09.10
  • Capitola Girl Jewelry Blog - Check, Please!
  • Consume or Consumed - Consume or Consumed Sees Double and Triple: On Buying Multiples
  • Couture Cult - CoutureCult.com: Alison Lewis (formerly of Mooka Kinney), Spring/Summer 09
  • Debutante Clothing - Missoni is Inspired By Vintage Modernist Necklaces
  • Dogmom’s Dish - Desperately Seeking Orla
  • Fashion Daydream - What your didn’t see at Fashion Week: A behind the scenes look into fashion week, fashionistas en route to the shows and models being made up.
  • Fashion Pulse Daily - reports on the latest colors for fall 2009 — the season isn’t comprised of various hues of black or even bright colors for that matter either.
  • Felicia Sullivan - beauty & styling products that work for curly, coarse hair, really work. part 1: frederic fekkai
  • fete a fete - Larkspur & Hawk’s GORGEOUS antique and vintage inspired
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers - Burnout Aversion Tips From Bloggers
  • reLYME - An analysis of the Persian-inspired trend that’s hitting the runway
  • Retro Chick - Top 5 Ways to have fun with no money
  • Shopping and Info - Shopping and Info found Gossip Girl scarves bags and jewelry oh my!
  • Solo Lisa - Sunny fashion picks inspired by Freida Pinto’s character in Slumdog Millionaire
  • Studio Purpura Fashion Blog - Shopping Hops in the Far & South East Asia! Photos to Come!
  • Style Symmetry - Check out my interview with Jennine of The Coveted!
  • Style With Anna - Fashion for Guys: How to Dress Like David Beckham
  • THE COVETED - Exclusive Video Preview & Tutorial: Benefit Smokin’ Eyes
  • the musings of ondo lady - Get ready for a retro prequel of Gossip Girl which is about the trials and tribulations of a teenage Lily van der Woodsen
  • what the pros do… - Spring Clean Your Makeup Kit!

Navy & Green Plaid Blazer

Graphic Plaid BlazerI was searching for the new designer collaborations (which I did not see) on JCPenny when this plaid blazer caught my eye. I really like the plaid print, especially the colors - very nautical! And it's on sale for $25, originally $50.

Eye Candy Buy Candy Dress Sale Code

Get 20% off all dress at Eye Candy Buy Candy with the code "DRESS" at checkout for the next three days! Definitely some great casual and cocktail options, but nothing for gowns if you're prom dress shopping.

Mesh Cutout Leggings

Mesh Cutout LeggingsLOVE these leggings by Daniel Palillo, they're so fashion-forward I'm actually in pain not owning them! You can buy them for $175 at Fatal, and if they're still in stock come April they will be the first and only thing I buy!

Cropped Bow Detail Cardigan

Cropped Bow Detail CardiganSilver cardigans are super versatile, and this basic one by Rebecca Taylor has a tiny bow detail to keep it from being boring. Buy at She Boutique for the sale price of $110.

Striped Poplin Pleated Jacket

Striped Poplin Pleated JacketThis coat has subtle military details, but is balanced out by the marigold / light blue colors, making it perfect for spring! Buy at Tulle for $93.

Steve Madden Purse Sale

Today is the last day to get 25% off any full-priced purse at Steve Madden, check it out!

Unisex Dropcrotch Shorts

Unisex Dropcroth Shorts These baggy, dropcrotch shorts by Henrik Vibskov have a really interesting and unique look! Buy at Aloha Rag for $200.

Cut Out Leather Knee Boots

Cut Out Leather Knee BootsI'm a year-round boot wearing kinda gal, but I can understand how some people may find the look too warm mid-summer. But now you can get some airflow with these cutout boots by Jeffery Campbell! Buy at Bunny Hug for $168.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jersey & Tulle Minidress

Jersey & Tulle Minidress Since discovering Haute Hippie, I've been quietly stalking many of their pieces, like this tutu minidress. I love the combination of the jersey tee-like top and the flared tulle, creating a relaxed ballerina look. Buy at Nordstrom for $495... I suppose you could simply pair a black James Perse tee and an actual tutu for the same look for less though!

Marbled White Chandelier Earrings

Marbled White Chandelier EarringsWhat a beautiful set of chandelier earrings! Just the right touches of exotic for summer and to really play up a glowing tan! Pre-order at Pink Mascara for $92

Ruched One Piece

I really love the print of this swimsuit, so bright and colorful! I checked out the other print, which is a graphic black and white on one side, plain black on the other, and was surprised at how cute I thought that was too! Buy for $128 at Free People.

Cotton Silk Dirndle Skirt

Out of all the Isaac Mizrahi pieces for Liz Clairborne, this skirt is probably my most favorite (at the moment)! Alas, it's sold out in my size, but maybe you still have a chance? Buy for $99 and make me jealous! Ooo, looks like Belk still has it in stock in all sizes! Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go Google "dirndle" now...

Plait Center Tunic

Plait Center TunicAfter much staring too closely at my computer screen, I've decided the webbing detail in the center of this tunic has some sort of material underneath it. In some ways that's good, but it would have been cool if you could layer it over any bright top you owned. Either way, but at TopShop for $44.