The next Payless designer collaboration has been announced! I'm actually not very familiar with Silvia Tcherassi, a Columbian designer who's been described as fiery and funky. This is a great move for her, as now her brand will be known to the masses! The collection will come out sometime in May.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I've been trying to to expand my fashion boundaries lately. A year or two ago I would have puked at the idea of western-style fashion, but I've decided that it can be done well and look really cute! Especially when heavily sprinkled with a rock and roll vibe - these Rebecca Minkoff dalmatian print boots would be killer with some cut offs and a bad ass attitude. Buy at ShopBop for $375.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
As a Lucky Alpha Shopper, sometimes I get neato presents, like these wedge heels by Baby Phat! They're extremely cute, and perfect for a winter to spring transition outfit!I've been working on NOT relying on color lately. Now that I've finally up-ed my outfit game I find it's actually much harder to wear neutral pieces. Especially since there was so many tonal color palettes for spring, I wanted to create an outfit inspired by that. The heels themselves are tres cute, comfy enough for the office to happy hour. Besides how I styled them, you could easily wear them with jeans and a tee for a casual look or with a swingy sundress for a garden wedding during the day. And, to be honest, they're a much better quality than I expected! I probably would have guessed they were Nine West or the like - well done Baby Phat!
Awww, Kyoko wanted to be in the photoshoot! Really she just wanted some attention - such a needy dog!
This BCBGMAXAZRIA maxi dress has a killer graphic print, but the black sides makes it super slenderizing as well!! It would be great for a weekend BBQ or a garden wedding this spring. Buy at Last Call NM, originally $278 but now $189.
I was just thinking about how I don't have many hats to wear during the warmer months when this safari one by Etro caught my eye! I am in total love, but there's no way I can ever afford the $440 price tag at Net-A-Porter... le sigh. The quest for something similar starts now!!!
I was recently speaking to a colleague about shopping and fashion. As a working mom of two (update: I'm not the working mom, my colleague is :P), I realized that it's quite easy for me to forget how different other people's fashion needs are. Some people need easy to wear clothing, sensible shoes and the ability to machine wash - all things I rarely consider when shopping, much less seek out! So what should the moms look for this summer?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It's Time for a Fashion & Tech Evolution Revolution!
Edited by Vyque of Fasshonaburu
Technology has become a part of every day life. By the end of 2011, they expect more people to own a smart phone than an average cell. Augmented reality is becoming... well, reality. And even your parents got on Facebook, finally motivating everyone to learn how to customize their privacy settings!
I can't say fashion has been on the forefront of these advances. In fact, until Jennine brought together IFB I didn't have any friends who could edit HTML and discuss whether Pre-Fall was better than Resort. But now we have a group of like-minded women (and men) who can not only do just that, but actually help the evolution of the fashion and technology relationship and bring it to the masses! So rise up with me and let's start a revolution!
LINKS À LA MODE: TECH – MARCH 29th
- Styling You: Talking Social Media at the Inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference
- Grit & Glamour: A Quickie Explanation of Comment Approval in WordPress
- Miss Viki: Look Back: My First Fashion Show Video
- Divas & Dorks: Is It Possible for Your Smartphone to Control Your Car?
- Fasshonaburu: Checking Out the Shop Like Feature on The Find
- Confessions of a Drama Queen: Bangkok International Fashion Week: Fashion Networking Using Social Media & Gadgets
- The Clothing Menu:Online Shopping is More Than Just Buying Things
- Relatively Chic: How to Deal With Internet Scum, Part 1: Splogs
- The Taxonomy of my Wardrobe: Scraper Blogs Infringing Your Copyright - Warning Your Blog Might Be Next!
Since everyone has been rocking red pants of late, I decided to bust out my pair and put together a look as well! Really I just wanted to be added to Wendy B's round up of bloggers in red pants! I've also been wanting to pair red and a salmon pink, so it all turned out perfectly!I was being a bit wussy, so I paired the top and pants with black shoes and a blazer. I don't think it looks bad, but if I had mad personal style blogger skillz I probably would have rocked a turquoise sweater or my leopard print cardigan. At least I attempted to turn one of my scarfs into a turban headband, though it was obviously too small to truly pull off the look. Note to self: Buy slightly larger scarves!!
I'm wearing: Red pants I think by BCBG, I had them taken in and there's no more tag, salmon pink tank by Rachel Rachel Roy, black Lux blazer from Urban Outfitters, boots by Robert Clergerie, Tom Ford sunglasses, vintage Gucci watch, pearls from my aunts in the Philippines, vintage scarf.
Let's fist pump it!!
Monday, March 28, 2011
I've been a little stuck on buying myself a new leather jacket lately, as mine are just a little too big and I am a little wary on finding a place to take them in. S I've been browsing around and this MICHAEL Michael Kors one in an amazing blue steel color caught my eye immediately! Originally retailing for $500, it's $298 at Bluefly, alas, still too much for me!
With Western style coming into fashion for fall, this Dolce & Gabbana top is a sure-fire way to look chic! Even better if you pair it with some gaucho pants or more denim! Buy at theOutnet.com, originally a whopping $909, but now a more reasonable (in comparison) $318.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Have you ever been browsing for clothes and accessories online and wished the search would just read your mind and know you would never in a million years wear an argyle sweater set!Well, I just discovered Shop Like, a feature of The Find that shows you items based on your liking preferences on Facebook! The Find has been around for a bit, but I didn't really pay it much attention until I noticed it sponsoring the IFB Evolving Influence Conference! At the recent one they even showed me the upcoming visual search option, something I'm excitedly anticipating!
But until that comes out I will amuse myself with Shop Like. At first I was a little unimpressed with the idea, but honestly it's nice to have a place where your favorite stores and brands are saved and you can browse them all at once! I can't tell you how many times I've looked for something on ShopStyle and ran through unchecking stores so I could only search at a handful of places.
Another cool feature is that you can also shop according to the brands and stores your Facebook friends like! I would take a screengrab of this, but it shows every's first and last names and I'm way to lazy to blur that!But I can show you what skirts miss Midtown Girl would possibly want to wear! Now I can steal her style, mwahahaha.Finally, it's very interesting to see that they have a few featured shoppers! Now you can search through stores and brands preferred by Chictopia, Moxsie and Bag Snob! And it looks like they're searching for others - think they accept nominations?
And sure, I'm definitely getting some Boutiques.com flashbacks, a site I haven't even looked at since I reviewed it. The search results are kinda meh and uninnovative. But the fact that you can log in using your Facebook account is nice, aren't you sick of creating hundreds of accounts all over? And it also uses "likes" you already created, so you're already good to go!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Everyone is rocking red pants, I'm even wearing mine today! I should definitely take a style shot at some point, maybe Wendy Brandes will give her approval! Buy this pair at Free People for the sale price of $120, also available in white.
Bill Cunningham may be one of the most influential voice in fashion. A photographer for the NY Times, he's known for his party candids and street style pics. In fact, I feel like he really pioneered the street style world! His shots define style, even Anna Wintour has said, "We all dress for Bill Cunningham."
I first became aware of his existence when I began attending NY Fashion Week. First I was all, "Who is this tiny old man in the blue cardigan?" He was always smiling and had a ginormous, old camera bigger than his head! He even took a picture of me at a Tuleh show, when I was rocking a seriously fab vintage hat I should definitely wear again! Now I think he's my favorite fashion celeb siting, even more exciting than Kate Lanphear or Julia Frakes!
He's a living legend who's been documenting NY fashion for decades, so I'm not surprised that someone finally made a documentary film about him! Best of all, it's coming to DC!! I haven't been to many films (as opposed to movies :P ) since I graduated collage, but there's no way I can miss this!
Bill Cunningham New York is opening in Washington D.C. today at the E Street Cinema!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
If there was any way at all I could justify the $270 price tag of this Maison Michel rain hood with bear ears, you know I would already own it!! It's just so adorable, and when you add that cuteness factor in with the hilariousness of the unfashionable rain hood, well, it's hard to resist! Buy at Kirna Zabete!
I saw at Carine Roitfeld was heading to Barney's this morning on Twitter, but it didn't occur to me that I should post about it! When was the last time I wrote up some fashion news, seriously?? Oh, I guess it wasn't that long ago, but most of my news posts revolve around collections or collaborations launching. So here's some of the minute fashion industry news!
So Carine Roitfeld, ex-editrix of French Vogue, will be a guest editor, muse & stylist for Barney's Fall 2011 campaign. OK, let me be honest and saw when I saw the news on Twitter I didn't actually read the article so I though this was a much bigger deal than it is. Not that her duties of styling and editing Barney’s Fall 2011 catalogue, campaign window displays isn't awesome, but I thought she had been named as new creative director or something. And for those extrememely in the know, yes I know they just named former W creative director Dennis Freedman in that role, but it's the only position I can think of that would suit her.
So yeah, be on the lookout for Barney's fabulous campaign!
Can you believe prom season is coming up? Yeah... it's been more than 10 years since my prom, and I'm sure it's past many of you as well. But if you are checking my blog when you should be studying for biology, you're probably thinking "I need to find the perfect dress!" So I started compiling a set of chic prom dresses for all 2 of you! Then I decided anyone could get a set of prom dresses together, let's make this a challenge! So I present to you, prom dresses under $250, all of which are available in a size 12 or above! AND, while there are some navy and grey, there's not a single black dress! Yay color!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
As I've mentioned before, Payless has been kind enough to send me some shoes from their spring collections! Yesterday I rocked a pair of wedges with an amazing woven heel - the Bolivar Wedge by Lela Rose for Payless! Tons of style for just $50, don't you think?I decided it would be fun to pair the shoes with a printed summery dress - kind of a subtle way to mix prints, don't you think? I topped off my outfit with a sheer cardigan, bright scarf and my birthday present from the Mr - a super cute purple satchel that just screams spring to me!
I'm wearing: Lela Rose for Payless wedges courtesy of Payless, H&M dress courtesy the Lucky Magazine Alpha Shopper program, sheerish cardigan from Yes Style, BP scarf from Nordstrom, purse from the Cambridge Satchel Company, belt by Marc Jacobs.
Can you believe every item in this outfit is less than $125? In fact, I think only the purse costs more than $75 - proof that you can be chic in every price range! Well, I guess the belt would probably cost more, it came with a pricy dress so it's hard to guess its value.
Here's a close up of the amazing print woven into the wedge heel. These shoes are so cute and I got loads of compliments!
I could have sworn I had posted those pants before, but looking back the only graffiti print jeans I'd written about were DvF.... so sorry if this is a repeat and I missed it! Either way, these Proenza Schoulder jeans are totally covetable and on sale for $235 at My Theresa - that's almost in a reasonable range, especially if you consider they were originally $589!
Denim jackets are perfect for spring, especially this year! I love how they look layered over floral sundresses, but this one would also look great with a basic tank and some jeans (that's right, denim on denim isn't dead!). Buy at TopShop for a not-too-pricy $80.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I've mentioned before that tuxedo dressing will be chic for fall, but the blush color of this smoking jacket makes it great for spring as well! And the slant of the pockets really gives the illusion of an hourglass figure. Buy at ASOS for $135.