Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So Spring has sprung and I've been noticing the prints popping up everywhere as they should be.  Of course florals are huge this year but I have been finding myself wanting to not jump totally into the lilypad pond! Ive been wanting to
 pair my florals and softer prints with something a little more structured such as a cardigan, dressy structured top, or mens wear. I feel like the the hardness tempers the popping florals just enough to make you seem less like tea party princess and have a l
ittle bit of edge to your ensemble. I've been noticing starlets 
and those fashionably forward sporting
 this trend.
 Ashley Tisdale pairs a floral dress and a structured blazer black blazer and simple belt. 

This shot of City-girl Olivia Palermo was shot in Marie Claire for styling tips and paired a DVF dress with a vest, grommeted belt, and black booties.

This looks is very easy to pull off. I've been noticing in stores such as H&M or Forever21 that they are putting out floral skirts with structured waist bands or pieces alike. You could do it in seperate pieces or if you find them all together thats even a better find especially in this economy!
The minute I saw this dress at Forever21 I wanted it because it was so different and didn't look like anything else anyone had. I wore the Julianne Silk Dress with gray ankle boots. I have the dress in a blue, gray, and lilac floral print. The gold belt and pleated structured top tone down the florals.
This is a polyvore set I created with a chiffon floral
 dress by Morgan McFeeters, a light creme blazer by Diesel, gray peep toe booties, and a punchy pink Longchamp to match.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shoshanna Sweet Suits

For my birthday I got a Shoshanna suit, just in time for Spring Break. When I worked at E! in the wardrobe closet for our stint in Vegas it was stocked with suits from Shoshanna and since then I wanted one. Shoshanna Lonstein began designing dresses in 1998 and has since then broadened her creative work to totes, towels, and amazing swim wear. What sets her apparel apart is the message behind the design. Shoshanna felt like there weren't a lot of options out there for women with her body type, "women who usually needed to wear a bra". Scanning her site all the models look NORMAL. All the suits create a flattering silhouette. All of the suits come in a one piece, and two different styles of  a two piece design.
(my suit ain't it cute?)

You can buy two pieces separately to complement your appropriate sizing. The tops are sized exactly like bras to mimic your cup REAL cup size, in Petite/Small A-DD or Medium/Large A-DD. You can get a bottom ranging from Petite to Extra Large. Her tops come in string, bandeau, halter, tankinis, and sarongs are all available in either crazy fun prints or simple solids. In addition to swim I browsed through the rest of her collection and her dresses are adorable and a must add to my go to designers for dresses with flattering silhouettes.
Shoshanna's apparel is affordable and can be found in your major department stores and online. See for more details.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Running in Heels

I am so excited that everywhere I turn more fashion reality shows are popping up onto the screen. We all know I am a CityStalker watching it repeatedly but to help me get through the week until The City is Style's newest show Running in Heels.
It is about three interns Ashley, Talita, and Samantha (in order from left to right) who are working for Marie Claire magazine. The girls all live together and there already is some drama of course. Ashley is jealous of the other two and seems really insecure even though she has the most experience. She is always complaining about the other two and needs to worry about her own business and rocking the internship. So she definitely isn't my favorite and makes me cringe when she wines about EVERYTHING. Samantha thinks everyone is obsessed with her and tries to do a good job but even though she has the least experience you could never tell. Talita is my favorite even though she seems a little spacey I like her wardrobe and I think her dog Chanel is hilarious especially because she drives AnnoyingAshley nuts! Besides the girls already hating each other I like this show because it also follows the junior editor, editor in chief, and the fashion editors which is right up my ally. This past week's episode all the upper level divas head to Paris and Milan fashion week (oh what a job) while the three whiners work on an assignment which turns out to be a pitiful attempt at showing any skill they have. They were supposed to make a reader page demonstrating real girls in real trends and needless to say it was a let down. Nina Garcia has also just joined the team of Marie Claire the last addition to a great formula for a reality show centered on the fashion industry. The City should take a few tips...a little less my boyfriend is cheating on me and more FASHION. These interns need to stop complaining and buck up and prove themselves before I take their spot.

So check it out on Style network on Sunday nights 8/7 central time.

source: Googleimages

Saturday, March 7, 2009

NY Fall Fashion Week 2009 Favorites

Since I have yet to reach the fabulousity level to allow me to attend NY Fashion Week or any fashion week for that matter I will had to live it through my go to fashion blogs and televesion. I am sure that every designer showcasing had incredbile pieces to show us for the 
fall but I decided to review some of my favorites. 

Tibi is known for her playful and bright prints so it
 was interesting to see the take on fall. I love we no longer have to give in to subdued fall colors of black and gray. Bring on the color! I like how Tibi dipped into gold, blue hues, and pinks. 
The play on peacock feathers was eyecatching as well. I love the off the shoulder tunics and the silhouettes created were flattering.

I want to talk about DVF not only because I am a Citystalker but because I think her clothes make any woman feel womanly and chic. All the cool head pieces and crazy stockings accompanying the models were very neat. Diane is always layering and here she shows that you can layer in winter and still have a silhouette while keeping warm.

Changing it up a bit Erin Fetherston's gothic like ice princess pieces caught my eye. I like how she played up mens wear meets snow queen. The detailed geometric patterns and shapes were different and played well together.

I think that Preen's looks were my favorite. They were wintery yet still bright. Pinks, blues, purples, corals, color was everywhere yet in a wintery style. I enjoyed their take on coats and this micro nude mini with this powerful fur coat was fabulous. Preen is edgy and fun yet still makes you feel like you could throw it on and feel warm on a winter day.