Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sites to check out

Fashion comes and goes so quickly, that if you blink a new trend is happening. There are some sites online that cater to finding new buys at a reasonable price. Whether it is a trendy piece or a classic staple, there is always room for a great buy at discounted price. Gilt Groupe has a sale going for Pour La Victoire shoes, Swarovski Jewelry, and Babyletto to name a few. At Beyond the Rack they also have marked down merchandise such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Armani for Men currently listed. Their merchandise doesn't last long, so go ahead and join their sites as members before they're gone!

Pour La Victoire Darien ankle boot $169
www.gilt.com 

Swavorski Jewelry Black Enamel & Crystal Bow Ring $63
www.gilt.com

Babyletto Snuggle Wrap $42
www.gilt.com

Dolce & Gabbana Cintura Asta Belt in Mustard $160
www.beyondtherack.com

Prada Prato sunglasses in cream $190
www.beyondtherack.com

Armani Verona reversible belt in black and brown $60
www.beyondtherack.com

Well this is a sample of what you can find at these two sites which can be very helpful in finding a designer item at a discounted price!

Until next time... 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EXPRESS Yourself


Fall is around the corner, so that means it's time to update the wardrobe! The latest trends that seem to be classic staples are Flared/Wide Leg Jeans and Pant Suits. I'm not sure if it is the layout of the Fall Collection catalog that arrived not long ago or the all the colors for fall, but the Express collection was really eye-catching. Not only are there fun work attire that can transition for a night out with the girls or date night, there's also relaxed trends that will carry you through the weekend. Here are some of the top picks for fall which can all be found at your nearest Express store or online at www.express.com

Chambray Essential Stretch 1-Pocket Shirt $50

Essential Stretch Long Sleeve Shirt $50

Cuffed Tie Neck Shirt $60

Studio Stretch 1-Button Jacket $98

Jean Editor Original Pant $70

Ultimate Double Weave Columnist Pant $80

Stretch Waistband Maxi Skirt $88

Covered Wedge Ankle Boot $60

Lace Up Peep Toe Booties $88

Well I hope this has inspired something to add to your closet, whether  it is a top, jacket, or shoes, find something to update what you already have.

Until Next Time... 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Monday!

The end of summer has arrived. Students are returning to school, the weekend is over and back to work. Today is the beginning of the week and motivation is needed to get your day started. Here are some words of encouragement to get you through the week! 

"Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses."
Arlen Price



Happy Monday!

Until next time...


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Booted in the Right Direction

Fall seems to be right around the corner, but you still want to wear your summer finds. How about layering those summer blouses and skirts and incorporating with booties! There are a variety of fun styles such as open toe that can be worn with socks or tights. Then there's the lace up or even even lacy designs.

Here are some inspirational finds for your next shopping trip.

Rachel Roy Roy Kadoo $110
www.macys.com

Sole Boutique 'The Ally Shoe' $35
www.karmaloop.com

Cleo Suede & Patent Oxford $159
www.bebe.com

7 For All Mankind 'Madelyn' lace-up $298
www.neimanmarcus.com

Ash Geena open-toe bootie $300
www.shopbop.com

Michael Antonio 'Ratu' wedge bootie $169
www.lulus.com

What ever your style mantra, there is a shoe waiting for you.
Until next time...

Friday, August 26, 2011

At A Cross Road

Handbags now a days come in a variety shapes and sizes. With the cross-body bag you can choose from a classic, vintage, or modern style to name a few. The latest bags are adorned with hardware or have fun festive pictures, some even with decorative attachments such as tassels. Here are a few ideas to update your ever expanding collection!
1) Runway Couture Biker Small with detachable strap $195
www.dkny.com
2) Sweetwater Fringe $88
www.freepeople.com
3) Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C. $195
www.cusp.com
4) Juicy Couture Collection $198
www.endless.com
5) SR SQUARED By Sandra Roberts $40
www.amazon.com
Until next time...





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Colombiana: Zoe Saldana

Today fashion muse is Zoe Saldana. She has a effortless style and is a risk taker at her latest movie premieres "Colombiana." In Los Angeles, Saldana rocks a coral Valentino leather dress with a backside lace detail. At her Miami premiere, Saldana wears a long sleeve, deep v-neck gold embellished dress completed with a ivory train. The Miami look is a little harder to pull off, but as usual, Saldana rocked the look!

Here are some inspirational ideas from Saldana L.A. and Miami premieres.

L.A. Premiere
Pink fit and flare dress $57
www.riverisland.com

Heart Grow Fonder one shoulder dress $62
www.lulus.com

Violet sleeveless tuck dress $95
www.topshop.com

Miami Premiere

Love Reign sequin stripe dress $69
www.dillards.com

Aidan Mattox sequin one-shoulder dress $295
shop.nordstrom.com 

All Saints embellished python dress $495
www.allsaints.com

Nude and Strappy Black Pumps to Complete the Look

Aldo Doyscher Pump $80
www.aldoshoes.com

Dolce Vita 'Vivo' Slingback $170
shop.nordstrom.com

Pour La Victoire Veder Pump $295
www.pourlavictoire.com

Enzo Angiolini Ginolfi sandal $110
Now $83
www.zappos.com

BCBGirls Jazzie ankle-strap sandal $110
www.endless.com

Giuseppe Zanotti strappy leather sandal $468
www.bluefly.com

Affordable looks for every budget, for a night on the town!
Until Next Time...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jeanogram

Today is considered hump day and with that comes casual thinking for the approaching weekend. Denim today can be either worn dressy or casual, for work or play. There are so many options from skinny, boyfriend, flare and etc. Personally I love my skinny jeans with flats and a flared top or flare/wide leg jeans, a fitted top and platform heels. This way the Look is balanced out and complement each other. Here are some denim ideas to expand upon for all price budgets.

& Denim $10
www.hm.com
For store locations

MOTO Cherise Kristen jean $80
www.topshop.com

Zelda wide leg jean $88
www.express.com

JADA Pieced-Denim jean $168
www.bcbg.com

J Brand Lovestory flare jean $189
www.bloomingdales.com

Paige Denim 'Jimmy Jimmy' 
boyfriend stretch jean $189
shop.nordstrom.com

SEVEN High Waisted Bellbottom
California Clean Now $119 
www.scoopnyc.com

This collection is a week worth of denim, which would satisfy anyone that lives in denim. Happy shopping!
Until next time...

The End of Summer

As summer comes to a unofficial close with Labor Day weekend approaching, fall trends are now around the corner. This is the time for last minute shopping for young and older students returning back to school. For people returning from vacation, to show off their latest finds. Here are some ideas to jump start those last minute shopping excursions!


Vince Camuto Studded Cuff Blouse $99 
www.nordstrom.com


H&M Imitation Leather Skirt $30 
www.hm.com
For store locations


Sam Edelman "Marina" Pump $130 
www.nordstrom.com


Stylestalker Open Back Pleated Shirt $174
www.asos.com


VS Siren Legging $60
www.victoriassecret.com


Pour La Victoire "Laisha" Bootie in Taupe $365
  www.pourlavictoire.com

These are just a few ideas to get you started on those last minute items for the fall. 

Until next time!