Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Down with the Blues

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the hiatus, just wrapping up classes and commencement and finally rested. Anyway, with the weather in my hometown changing back to the chilly side and a lack of sun shine and blue skies, it inspired the next segment: something blue!

The finds from various web sites are mostly in the cheery light blue. Hopefully soon the sun will back soon, until then, try these fun clothing and accessories if you're not in a warm State to get your spirit up!

Clothing

Blue Life braided tank
Ocean Breeze $84


BCBG Max Azria Leia printed silk tunic
Medium Chambray Combo $248


Scarves

Forever 21 Fringed scarf
Sky blue $9


Jewelry

Kenneth Jay Lane resin stretch bracelet
Turquoise $47


Handbags

Dooney & Bourke Barrel Satchel
Aqua $198


Shoes

Nike 6.0 Balsa 
Copa/Light bone $60

ASOS Frankie suede fringe sandal
Blue $65

Christian Louboutin Denis 100MM
Royal Blue $1,095


Hope you enjoyed another segment of fun finds to get you started on your next shopping adventure.
Until next time! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas

Can you believe Mother's Day is this Sunday! We should show our appreciation to the one that has helped as a child and still in our lives now, whether we sometimes want them there or not. Here are some last minute ideas for those that have not bought a gift or planning something nice like dinner plans or such.

Jewelry: Never can go wrong with a necklace or ring

Sterling silver diamond love necklace $110
jared.com

Open hearts Jane Seymour diamond ring $159
jared.com

Handbag: A classic tote bag
COACH Audrey coral canvas Leigh slim tote $298
nordstrom.com

Perfume: Something floral for spring
Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum $68
nordstrom.com

Heels: Go with a simple t-strap heel that could worn with practically anything in her closet
RSVP Evelyn t-strap sandal $99
zappos.com

As usual, these are just a few suggestions for Mother's Day. Any mother would want a gift from their partner, child, friends, etc, but don't forget the one gift that she treasures most: the words I love you!
Until next time!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Stroll in Comfort

Warm weather is slowly staying consistent. In few weeks you will be able to take a stroll through the park or even go swimming and what way to be stylish and comfortable: a maxi dress and gladiator sandals. As usual the World Wide Web has been searched high and low to find these fun finds. Here are a few suggestions to get you started in expanding summer wardrobe.

Maxi Dresses

Forever 21 Painted Chiffon Maxi $20
forever21.com

H&M Black/Patterned Maxi $25
hm.com

BCBG Max Azria V-neck Raw Hem Maxi $118
bcbg.com

Aqua Iris Open Back Long Sleeve Maxi $135
asos.com

BCBG Max Azria Halter Empire Waist Maxi $178
bcbg.com

Gladiator Sandals

Ecote Toehold Simple Gladiator $34
urbanoutfitters.com 

DV by Dolce Vita The Dino Sandal $70
karmaloop.com

Dolce Vita Multi Strap Fringe Heels $185
saksfifthavenue.com

Sigerson Morrison Knee High Leather Sandal $397
theoutnet.com

Hopefully my fellow fashionistas this gets you started in your quest for the perfect maxi dress/ sandal combo. Until next time!  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Music Scene

Jennifer Lopez Love? is Lopez seventh recorded album. The album consists of a dance/pop feel which the album recording started while she was pregnant. Love? is recorded under Island Def Jams after she was released from her contract from Sony Entertainment. Lopez latest album is one of her more personal releases. When she spoke to MTV she described the album as "Different moments in love." The overall feel is about love with some tracks to definitely listen to. Rating for the album 3.5 out of 5.

Worth downloading: "Story of My Life", "Run the World", "Papi", and "One Love"



Musiq Soulchild MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ is his sixth recorded album. As his previous albums, it is geared towards the R&B/neo-soul genre. For the most part, the tracks seem to blend together for smooth seamless album to listen to. The album MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ was released under Atlantic Records, which is his third recording with the company. Some critics have commented that his latest album isn't as strong as his previous work. Musiq stated to Singersroom.com that "Every time I put together a project, I think of it as my first project." There are a few glitches in the album as for the tracks, but Musiq still put together a pretty solid album. Rating for the album 4 out of 5.

Worth downloading: "Single", "Lovecontract", "Dowehaveto", and "Medicine"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brights for Spring: Part III

Brights for Spring will conclude with its focus on accessories. Anyone can pull off an accessory within our colorful ROYGBIV. Today showcase will feature earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches from Forever 21, H&M, ASOS, and Neiman Marcus. Let's begin!

Forever 21 is an ever expanding clothing and accessory retail that is wallet-friendly for anyone on a budget. Their accessories are inexpensive and a easy way to update any outfit. Some finds to get you started are the Mother of Pearl circle earrings in yellow for just $4! Two other reasonable price to items to update your jewelry collection are the vibrant beads chain necklace at $8 and the vibrant ribbon wrapped bangle set for $10, which could be worn together since they are both turquoise or separately. 



Our next stop is H&M. There weren't that many eye-catching bright jewelry, but this yellow bird necklace at just $8 is worth the mention. There is also a grosgrain fabric belt that comes in red and yellow and other colors for $6.


Now we're off to ASOS with jewelry finds for under $100. These fun deco style 2-tier opaques stone earrings comes in orange and blue for only $18. There is two bangles that are also fun in shape and color. The yellow wooden angular bracelet is priced at $81 while the smoked resin purple angular bracelet comes in at $18.


The last stop is to Neiman Marcus which is more expensive compared to the earlier mentions, but the jewelry is worth the mentions for style and wearabilty. This Michael Kors silicone watch comes in a few colors but will showcase the designer green version at $160. Kara Ross faceted big coral ring would complement ASOS angular bracelets coming in at $290. Our final showcase piece is the Dannijo stingray studded cuff at $290. The pricer jewelry could be worn multiple times this spring and summer, which would make the cost-per-wear just as expensive as the other showcase jewelry and worth the investment.




This concludes the Brights for Spring collection. I hope you enjoyed and are prepared to go shopping for these new finds or have a inspiration from the collection. Until next time!  

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brights for Spring: Part II

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed Part I of Brights for Spring. For Part II, the focus will be on shoes. There are two companies/brands that will be focused on today ASOS and Bluefly.

Color is a fun way to break up a look that has a minimalist look, unless that's what you're going for. Wearing color can be tricky. For some people, particular colors may have the person appear washed-out while others may be able to wear any color. A pop of color from shoes is unexpected and can be a focal for conversations. So let's dive into the sites and from here you should be able to find more style inspiration for other shoes.

For the more budge conscious fashionistas, ASOS is a great place to shop. The company is a clothing retail based in London and is one UK's largest online retailer. Today focus will be on their shoes, which are updated regularly and have large variety of flats, boots, heels, and sandals. There is a pair of green suede and raffia wedges from the ASOS company going for $99. Another high heel is the Miss KG Minnie Bow front platform in peach, which also would be a great office shoe. The price tag on these heels is $152. Last are the ASOS Florence canvas floral gladiators in coral. This would be a nice shoe to wear during the day or on the weekends with a light spring dress. These gladiator flats are going for only $45!




Alright on to our second online store Bluefly, this is also for the budget conscious, but also looking for luxury styled shoes. Bluefly is an American online retailer housing luxury labels such as 3.1 Phillip, Christian Louboutin, Fendi and Gucci to name a few. The first pair of colorful shoes is from Velvet Angels. They're yellow gladiators with a chain-link style for the straps. Bluefly price are only $99. Our next pair is another pair of flats from Fendi. There the classic ballet flat in sky blue with a front bow and a single stitch across the front. These little flats are going for $328. Our final shoe is from the Christian Louboutin collection. These bright leather orange wood stacked platforms will complement any spring/summer outfit. Bluefly are selling them for $732.






Tomorrow will conclude the Brights for Spring with the focus on accessories which are a must have. Until then...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Brights for Spring: Part I

Since Spring is here and we're slowly approaching summer in a few weeks, bright colors is the best way to transition from our neutral colors of winter. There will be three parts to the "Brights for Spring." Part I will feature colorful bottoms, which seem to have become popular again. Part II will feature shoes and Part III will be on accessories.

I searched high and low on the trusty world wide web and came to these reasonable finds for colorful bottoms. When going colorful on the bottom, it's easier to go neutral for tops since the focus will be towards the bottom. For the  risk takers, a fun printed top or colors from the same palette will suffice. Lets dive into the fun finds shall we...

Diesel has a few colorful jeans outside your standard blue. The Livy and Matic jeans are both $140 and come in pink and yellow. The Zivy jeans are $220 in spearmint and all three jeans are skinny.



www.store.diesel.com 

Our next stop is Yoox which has a pretty wide selection of skinny and flare jeans. Here are just three to get you started. Nolita jeans come in a flare lilac color for $98. Another brand is the Meltin Pot low waisted skinny jean in red for $69. Finally Met in Jeans straight leg low waisted jean comes in light green at $89.



www.yoox.com

J Brand is our last stop, which have quite a few bright colors for their new collection. Their 811 Mid Rise Skinny jean comes in about 10 colors ranging from light cream to bright royal and cost $176. The 935 low rise capri comes in 4 colors ranging from white to tumbled hot pink at $165. The last style which has a range of colors from bright to neutral is their slim fit 1225 Inez jean at a cost of $189.




www.jbrandjeans.com

Well this is the end of Part I, until tomorrow when we continue with Part II: Shoes.