Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Obsession of the Week

I am obsessed with the Blog Behind the Seams. Trang is such an inspiration and breath of fresh air. So creative. Put it on your book marks asap!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The City is back!

I am so excited that "The City" is returning tonight at 10:30 p.m. right after "The Hills". We're going to have new fights and new drama! Whitney's clothing line will be debuting at Fashion week, Roxy will probably still be screwing up, Olivia and Erin will be duking it out in Joe Zee's office, and of course the amazing Kelly Cutrone will be giving us doses of her wisdom through out. I can't wait!


Monday, April 26, 2010

On My Radar

You know how you mentally make lists in your head? Things you need at the grocery, a to-do list, songs to download, ect? Well I make a list for pieces I would love to add in my closet...I'm sure none of you are surprised.

I am the type of shopper who can't just buy impulsively (I know it is a very good thing) but it makes shopping hard for me sometimes. I am always on a mission for a very specific thing and if I find something similar but doesn't suit my need entirely I won't get it no matter how much of a bargain (and sometimes you just want to buy something!). So I have my mental lists to check off. These are the wardrobe pieces currently on my radar...
1. Cargos: I am loving the utility movement. I like that they are marking cargos that flatter a woman's body and create a flattering silhouette and not look like a construction worker. These can go day to night.

2. Jumpsuits: Throwback to the 70's. Not everyone can pull this look off but with the right sandals or wedges and accessories this could be a gem in your summertime wardrobe.

3. Ikat: I think I will be obsessed with ikat print until the end of time. Enough said.

4. Maxis: They make me look inches taller. Love the ease and instant bohemian chic look.

5. Denim vests: I am on the hunt for the perfect light denim vest to throw over florals and girlie silhouettes.

6. Black wedge: I need a black wedge for the warm months that can stay around for tights in the fall.

What are trends or pieces are on your radar at the moment?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project Runway Three's a Crowd

Congrats to Project Runway 7 Winner Seth Aaron Henderson! While I was unsure of the final three chosen to go, once I saw the final runway show-I was just as pleasantly surprised as the judges. The three finalists Seth, Emilio Sosa, and Mila Hermanovski pulled out all the stops on the runway. I enjoyed all of their collections.

I would wear all of them--but I loved Mila's styling and comfy knits and rocker chic the most! Those leggings were awesome!
Emilio's feminine pieces were amazing but his ego and eye rolling during judging made me dislike him so much I don't care what he put down the runway I didn't want him winning. Get over yourself and your ESOSA brand. Humble yourself please--no one knew who you were before this show remember that!
Seth Aaron I have always admired through out the competition and while his stuff is a different aesthetic than what I would wear it was perfect for editorial, ahead of the curve, and the majority of it was wearable.
What did you guys think of this season? Who was your favorite? I can't wait for the next season!

Affordable Fabulousness Reminder

We've been waiting for it...Zac Posen's highly anticipated line for Target hits stores tomorrow. From jackets, to dresses, to a full length gown everyone must pick up a piece! Run ladies run!

Tip: Have a lot of fashionistas in your town? Drive a few more miles to a more isolated Target!


Tackle The Trend

It isn't a full day at work if I don't get asked: How do I wear this? I get asked the most about trapeze tanks or tanks with a longer length and wide arm cutouts usually out of a soft material. Obviously if you wear a bra you can see it. If you wear a tee shirt-it defeats the purpose of being cool and comfortable. My answer: bandeau tops. Yes those tops your mother used to wear back in the day or like the bathing suit style top. It is a little more comfortable and stylish than wearing a bra.

There is a wide variety available. Free People offers a lacy style in a wide variety of colors for $28 bucks. You can pick up cotton ones anywhere from Forever21 to Zara usually in packs of 3 or 4. Again use your imagination and dress up the tanks with your bandeau such as a sparkly style to wear on a night out. You don't have to stick to neutral black, nude, and white. Don't be afraid to mix colors either.

If you feel like you won't get enough support from a bandeau au contraire my ladies-your lingerie department in any department store offers bandeaus with support so you feel covered all the time.

Feel like that wont give you enough? Pairing these tanks with a colored cami is just as stylish!

Finish this look off pairing it with a pair of shorts, (make sure the tank doesn't cover them--that's not a look you want) ripped denim, or leggings. Hope this helps you tackle the trend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate planet Earth in your clothes wearing something organic, made out of recycled materials, or vintage!

Kardashians Clothing Line-Part II

Today the second installment of the Kardashian sisters line for BEBE hits stores. This time the line includes leggings, shorts, tops, and a wider variety of dresses. I got a dress from the first installment and LOVE it. Get it soon it always seems to sell out. My favorite are the MOTO leggings.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Style Icon Secrets

I love when stylistas share their wealth with us. Giving us their style secrets and behind the scenes behind their wardrobe. I don't know about you guys but I LOVE Kelly Ripa and her style chic and elegant yet simple and effortless. I find myself always tuning in the morning to catch a glimpse of her outfit before I leave for work.
My mom gave me a little tip-Kelly has her own fashion blog going behind the scenes of her wardrobe on the show! Its great I've spent all morning on it. Also guests stars in her dressing room such as Michael Kors! Check it out here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Obsession of the Week

Ever since these little numbers were covered on the Daily 10 I haven't stopped dreaming about them. The Georgies are by Modern Vintage and I think they are the perfect edgy platform shoe boot, and I "need" a black edgy heel to add to my repertoire. The team at Modern Vintage mixes modern design, old-world craftsmanship, and contemporary styling will remain a timeless piece in a gal's modern wardrobe. Selena Gomez, Nicole Richie, and Olivia Munn are fans.

Soon the Georgies will be mine...
Get 'em here:
Revolve Clothing


Monday, April 19, 2010

Steal My Style

All the amazing outfits from Coachella are popping up everywhere today. Kate Bosworth seems to be a favorite, this is my favorite of her three looks. Here's how to steal her style:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Would She Wear...

Whitney Port has been counting down the days until she attends Coachella Music Festival. I put together a W.W.S.W. possible looks for her at the festival this Friday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tackle The Trend

I'm always hearing at work or with my friends that they love a certain trend but "just can't pull it off". I disagree, but I can understand that maybe they're just afraid of the trend or don't know how to wear it. Fashion isn't supposed to be scary or intimidating!

I am here to help you "tackle the trend" starting with the boyfriend jean.

I think anyone can wear this trend: jeans are jeans! Anyone can wear jeans. Boyfriend jeans are an effortlessly chic look. You don't want to look like you tried too hard. These jeans can be girly, edgy, preppy whatever your heart desires! Start with the jeans and build from there. Wedges, ballet flats, gladiators, pumps anything goes for the bottom. Pay attention to your height and shape while balancing with the look you are going for.

Also, don't feel like you have to break your bank for these. I am weary of spending a lot of money on anything that is popular to wear at the moment. You should always save your money for something you are crazy about or a timeless piece that will remain in style forever like a trench coat or classic black pump. I found the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans for 17.99 at Old Navy. Here are some options in different price ranges:
Hope this helps you tackle the trend!

Rachel Picture Credit:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obsession of the Week

This week's obsession is related to beauty. I am loving the side braid. From the Runway to the Hollywood starlets, the side braid seems to be everyones coif of choice these days. It is a great effortlessly chic look. You can wear it to the beach and then out to dinner.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Celeb Designer Spotlight

We all know Nicole Richie is one of my style icons and all time favorites. She is currently promoting her new clothing line Winter Kate, but I wanted to shed the spotlight on her accessory line, House of Harlow 1960. Nicole first introduced us to her line via her amazing jewelry now she is throwing in sunglasses and shoes into the mix.
I am crazy about all of it,
especially the SHOES. I saw her wearing these Meryl moccasins and I wanted them immediately. I love anything indian or tribal inspired and these were just right up my alley. They come in brown, white, and orange (my favorite color).
Here is a look at some other shoes that are part of the line

I love the ballet flats. Nicole's House of Harlow 1960 line is available (but not limited to) here:
Singer 22

Nicole will also be adding hang bags to her design resume. Can't wait!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Steal My Style

My lovely Kim K has been popping up all over Miami looking on trend as usual. I loved both of these outfits so much you can steal Kim's style twice!

Casual Chic

Nautical with a Twist


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Style Icon Secrets

Just a little tidbit for you "The City" fans, this month Olivia Palermo is sharing her daily ensembles with British Vogue. Love what she's wearing and that we get an insight into her wardrobe this month. Visit the "Today I'm Wearing" blog here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Is White the New Black?

The go-to Style site, did a post a while back on white being the new neutral. I have always loved white, and hated feeling restricted to only summer time and after labor day. I think white more than ever is always appropriate (unless we’re discussing anything white and linen…not ok to wear say in your Christmas photo) Do you all agree? Here are some of the way Refinery29 broke down how to incorporate white into your wardrobe to remain on trend and timeless this Spring:

Trench Coat

Throwing my “two cents” in, I also think that one should also pick up some white denim. Make sure they’re not too tight nothing white should be too tight. Also to keep your white crisp and clean--dry clean only dolls.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Obsession of the Week

A color I am finding myself drawn to right now is lilac. It is everywhere right now! It is a color that can go with any skin tone and you can wear either a little or a lot of from a dress down to your nail color. So trade in your dark plums and magentas for lighter shades of the hue for Spring.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Colorful Love

I have been trying to track down where to snag these awesome bracelets as seen in DVF's Spring 2010 show. They are actually made of recycled old telephone wire. The bracelets are not only green and affordable but they also are beneficial as a fair trade product.
The Bat Shop (where the bracelets are available) are responsible for teaching disadvantaged and developing artists in technique and product development. Now over 400 artisans across the region of KwaZulu-Natal are able to support their families and communities in South Africa. These bracelets retail for less than $25 and are helping people. All in the name of fashion.

Sunday, April 4, 2010