Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NYC Event

Spring Launch of Alice by Temperley
Wednesday, 3/31
Time: 6-9pm
Where: 453 Broome St. 2nd floor
Free gift with purchase!
Sweet Treats & Divine Wine (YUM)
Special thanks to my girl Manisha for passing this along!

Sample Sale

New York Ladies!

Mark your calendar for the Cynthia Steffe sample sale!
Thursday April 15th - Friday April 16th
550 7th Avenue, 10th Floor (between 39th and 40th)
10 am - 5 pm
A quote from my bestie about last years sample sale; "Best sample sale I ever went to is back."

Hey Shorty


American Eagle has a deal on shorts!
Select Men's & Women's shorts are on sale starting at $29.95 and under!
Pictured above - Boyfit Denim Bermuda Short - $29.95

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shoes-Shoes-Shoes

I've been in the search for some nude heels for quite some time.
I did a little browsing on Aldo Shoes today and under the new arrivals section I found what could be exactly what I've been searching for!
Strappy - check, Heel not a wedge - check, perfect nude color - check!
They also have an amazing price! $65.00 and the front zipper is an added bonus.

Super Sale!

JCREW has a SALE goin' on!
Get an extra 30% off ALL final sale items!
Use code: EXTRA30
These are some of my picks from the super sale!
Crystal Abacus Bracelet $19.99 (was $65) don't forget you get an extra 30% off


Panier Clutch - $49.99 (was $88) plus an extra 30% off. This also comes in black, ivory and plum, it's a gorgeous satin and would be a perfect pick for all those summer weddings!

Beach Chambray Ruffle Vest - $49.99 (was $75) plus an extra 30% off. Comes in a stone blue color as well. This is adorable and one of my besties just bought this, it's going to be so adorable with cuffed boyfriend jeans and a tank!

Shop the sale here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Accessorize!

To finish off any swim look you have to have the perfect accessories, beach bag included.
I have found a fabulous nautical inspired beach tote perfect to pack your sunscreen, iPod and book into while you enjoy the sun. What's even better? It's from Forever 21 and is only $12.80, so who cares if some sand makes its way in.
The wooden handles are an amazing detail I love too!
Nautical Stripe Straw Tote - $12.80 Forever 21

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Garden Collection by H&M

Today The Garden Collection has launched at all H&M stores that carry women's.
I headed to the store a little before 10am. I've been stalking the stores for this collection for the past week...this was something I seriously did not want to miss out on!
I waited with about a crowd of 15 around 9:45am by 9:54am the crowd had grown to about 30...I was right by the door waiting to get in and strategizing in my head where to go first. Everyone was after the red rose dress...myself included.
Doors open and people are running!!!!
Listen I was hardcore about this collection but I didn't feel the need to run.
I head for the red dresses first...grab size 4 and 6, turn around and head towards the same dress in white...No sizes!!!! My heart sinks, and then the friendliest H&M associate greets me and asks if I need anything... UM YES...she tells me they have more sizes in back and she will go get them for me. I almost jumped with joy, but had to keep my cool.
Next up on the hunt is the floral watercolor kimono dress...score! These are virtually untouched everyone was after the rose dress.
The friendly associate returns with my size and I can't believe it I got everything I wanted...
As I'm checking out I ask how many they have in stock and at 10:17am they have put everything on the floor and every person in the store has this dress in their arms.
The fashion gods were with me today...thank you!
Floral Watercolor Kimono Sleeve dress - $19.95
(a little sheer but that can be fixed!)

Rose Dress in White - $39.95
(I also bought in Red)
See the full collection here.

Salon Ziba 20th Anniversary


Last night I went to the 20th anniversary party of Salon Ziba hosted with Pretty City!
Met up with a couple of my friends and we grabbed some cocktails and made our way upstairs where they were doing hair styling and nail polish changes.
We grabbed some sushi as it was passing by (yum) and made our way back downstairs to get our makeup done. Each of us got our makeup done by the great gals from The Glam Fairy.
Love the looks we got!

Left-Kat ( NYC Recession Diary) Center-Manisha (Manisha in Manhattan) & Me


The rest of the night was spent mingling and enjoying the drinks, nibbles and sweets!

We all walked away with an awesome swag bag! Some of the goodies included, Salon Ziba dry shampoo, faux eyelashes, coconut deep conditioner hair treatment and much more. (pic below).

Great time again with Pretty City!

Congrats to Salon Ziba for 20 years!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little White Dress

I've been obsessed with the look Sarah Jessica Parker wore on the set of Sex and the City 2 since it first came out...you know which one I'm talking about! If not see it here.
Anyways, I've been searching high and low for something that comes close to that dress because lets be honest I like good style on the cheap!
I have found the dress! It's crisp white with a flattering thick waist band that is always flattering. The v-neck is perfect to show off a fabulous necklace and the flowy skirt just scream chic. It's the perfect little white dress for the summer! I love it, I love it, I love it!
V-Neck Drape Jersey Dress by XOXO $59.00
(also comes in black)
I'm heading to the NYC store tonight!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flower Power

Another Fab. Forever Find!
I adore this skirt! The bold floral graphic print is eye catching, but the colors are so chic and feminine. This would be perfect paired with simple black tank and blazer.

Dressed to Impress

Thanks to the always helpful Shop It To Me Sale Alert! It's my favorite part of Tuesday and Friday mornings! Today they brought to my attention this beautiful BCBGeneration dress.
I love that it looks like it's been painted all over, fashion is art :)
The dress has a ruffle falling down the front and a belt to cinch in the waist to make it oh so flattering for every shape. Oh so Pretty!

BCBGeneration Brushstroke dress - $89.00 (was $128) from www.bluefly.com

Monday, March 22, 2010

Swim Season

I've said it before, I have no restraint when it comes to swimwear!
I picked up this nautical bikini at H&M. It's got the cutest anchor and wheel pattern with gold grommets and navy ties. It reminds me of a retro pinup girl swimsuit. It was so adorable I just could resist and the price is amazing as well!
Bikini top - $12.95
Bikini bottom - $12.95
Fab. Bikini for $25.90
H&M has a lot of other great bikini's sold in separates so be sure to check it out!
Ahoy mates!

Rings & Things

Did some Shopping at H&M and I am always sure to check out the jewelry section, they usually have some great inexpensive stuff. On this trip I found a fabulous ring that is one of the greatest things I have! It's huge and simply amazing! It takes up a good amount of hand space, it's not that heavy and is adjustable. Only comes in gold. If you only feel like making a statement with one piece, this would be it!
Floral Ring - $7.95
You can really get a feel for the size of this ring in this picture, it's sitting with all its new friends!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fab. Forever Finds

This tank top just makes me smile, its a quirky and cute fruit covered tank top.
This is a perfect choice to replace your solid tanks for running errands and such.
Fruity Racerback Tank - $12.90 from Forever 21

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Skirts Galore!

I love this skirt! It's got a great modern, funky, zebra stripe feel to it and the black and white color combo is an essential in any girls closet.
The high waist is always flattering and it's the perfect piece to take from work to after work fun.
Wear a top tucked in and throw on a blazer for the work place, add some heels after work hours and you have a perfect date, happy hour or girls night outfit.
Zebra Crossing Skirt - $34.00 from Francesca's Collections (found online)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NYC Event

Cole Haan Store Opening!
Flatiron Store: 141 5th Ave at 21st St.
20% savings off your entire purchase during the event!
3/25 6-8pm
I'll be there!

Accessorize!

When on a budget the best way to freshen up your look is with accessories!
Just take one of your favorite outfits and add some new shoes, a belt, a bag or jewelry to change the same old look into something that feels new.


I was browsing MANGO online, (they also have a great store in Soho that I love to check out).
While browsing I found some great accessories!
I love a bold necklace and this one is fabulous! It reminds me of wrapped chocolates for some reason... Anyways, it's perfect to wear with simple tanks and tee's to dress up a casual look a bit more. It's an eye catching necklace that will get you noticed. Love it!
The necklace comes in a black/silver color or gold, I prefer the gold. $49.90
Florals are a big trend this spring and without having to go out and buy a top or dress you can get the flower power look with this great patchwork clutch . It can be worn with a lot of your outfits getting the most bang for your buck while still being on trend. $44.90 Mango.com

Go Green

In honor for St. Patrick's day of course I had to feature something green!
A fabulous green dress perfect for spring in a bold color and it has great pleat details that go vertically down the dress. It's a perfect casual weekend piece that can be paired with some flat sandals and great chunky bangles.
Pleat Pintucked Silk Dress $29.80 from Forever21

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AE Tanks & T's $10

American Eagle is selling select Men's and Women's tanks and t-shirts for $10!
There's great basic styles perfect for layering, bold and fun graphic shirts and just about everything else in between!
These are my picks! Get the deal here.
Zebra V-neck T was $15.50 now $10!
V-neck Boyfriend T was $15.50 now $10! (lots of colors)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flower Power

Floral prints are everywhere right now, so if you haven't gotten into this trend yet, now is the time. Spring is right around the corner so put away the sweaters and boots and get into bright colors and bold patterns.
This trend can be worn in many ways these are some of my picks.

NYC Event

RSVP here, space is limited.
Thanks to Pretty City for this wonderful event!
I will be there with a bunch of my girls.

Discount

Right now at H&M stores they are offering $15 off ALL jackets and blazers for men, women and kids! I was in there earlier this week and saw a bunch of great spring jackets I think I'll be heading back today to grab one!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fab. Forever Finds

Doing a little browse on Forever21.com today and saw this fun tank, it's bright and cheery with candy-like embellishments. It's also got sheer trim around the armholes and at the hem to give it a little bit of a softer look; this is a perfect pre-spring pick!
Wear it now under a blazer for a fun yet structured look.
Wear it later alone with some skinny jeans and sandals
or with boyfriend jeans for a more casual look.
Either way its a Fab. Forever Find!

Spring Fever

Wedges are a big trend this spring and now is the time to find the perfect pair!
I love to browse online to find things then hit up a store to see the stuff close up and that is just what I did with these wedges by Steve Madden that I found on DSW.com. To my delight they were just as fab. in person! They are lightweight and very comfortable with a great cut-out design. These are much more fun that your average slingback wedge!
I got them in black but they also come in yellow, orange, tuquoise and olive.
I also saw a fushia in the store that isn't showing online.
From DSWShoelovers via Twitter:
Use code MARCH10 on dsw.com 2 get $10 off a reg price item of $10 or more!!
Good through 3/15
Happy Spring Shopping!
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Monday, March 8, 2010

Pop Up: Liberty of London for Target


March 10 - 13

Shop the Liberty of London for Target collection before it hits stores.

The pop-up shop will include an indoor garden and feature clothes and accessories for men, women, and kids, in addition to gardening tools and home d├ęcor.

NYC: 1095 Sixth Ave., at 42nd St.; W (11–8), Th–S (9–8).

Check out a little preview here.

Love this!

I love rings but necklaces are a close second! I'm also fond of anything that is big, chunky and will really stand out when it comes to jewelry. The bigger the better in my book!
While browsing a Landver Jewelry sale on Gilt Groupe I came across this turquoise necklace and it was love at first sight (pic. below). The stones are big and are sitting happily with multiple gold chains that are different sizes and shades with big knots in between the stones that make for a perfect look. I ordered and it arrived in two days (love the fast shipping!), I wore it out on Saturday night and got rave reviews from friends. It's a beauty and one of my favorite new pieces...plus the $48.00 price tag is AMAZING (regular price $98)!
Landver Jewelry - Gilt Groupe Sale!

Rings & Things

One of my favorite rings.
It's a double finger cougar ring I found on Etsy by FashionableRx for $23.00!

Style Me Cheaply

A look from the weekend, almost all items for under $100 (the boots were a bit more)

Blazer/cardigan: Silence & Noise - Urban Outfitters
Tank: Express
Pants: my favorite skinny jeans - Urban Outfitters
Boots: Modern Vintage from Gilt Groupe Sale
Necklace: Vintage

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dresses Galore

I hit the fab. little shopping neighborhood of Soho this past weekend and just about every store is in full swing with the spring merchandise. If you are a buy now-wear now kinda gal hit the sale racks. I've moved on and in spring in my books.

I hit a bunch of stores and for some reason I've been highly attracted to the Maxi dress lately. I don't really know why, but for some reason it's what I keep picking up...these are my latest additions.
In Stores and Online, also comes in black.
I went with the white for this one, it's not too sheer and is very flattering with the neckline and has great embroidery detailing under the bust line and on the dress by the hem.
I will be wearing this dress with my turquoise bangles from H&M for a pop of color and with some flat sandals...this will be making an appearance on my Mexican vacation in April! It's the perfect summer dress, it's simple yet sexy with some boho style. I love!


Printed Maxi Dress - $29.99 (sorry no link - only in stores)
I got this dress from Chill on Broadway in Soho. It's a random store/find of mine but I absolutely am obsessed with this dress. I love the pattern, it's busy but has a tribal feel to it. The neckline is an amazing color block design made out of wooden beads (close up pic. below).


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

For the Boys

I wanted to share a pick of mine for the men.
My boyfriends birthday was this past weekend so of course I thought he needed to get something new to wear. He's not much of a shopper or up with all things trends or fashion.
He loves him some Express and they are doing a fab. job lately of some very on trend stuff with great prices for guys and gals. So off we went (this is when I scored my $11.99 sweater find it here) anyways...he found a bunch of military style shirts with a great slim modern fit that I must say look really good! The military look is a big trend this season for the ladies but just as much so for the guys. They have this style in a lot of colors and patterns - suggest it to the man or men in your life :)
He ended up with the Fitted Piped Military Shirt $59.50
Can be found in stores and online.

Super Sale!

Free People has an outrageous under $30 sale going on right now!
Tons of great apparel, footwear & accessories to choose from!

One of my favorites from the sale.
2 colors - pale peach (below) or black
A big trend is underwear as outerwear - wear the slip over a tank and throw on a blazer for a sexy and chic look just like it's pictured.

Check out all the goodies of the sale and more here

Swim Season

Got a new bikini top from Victorias Secret and had to share!
TIP: Find some cheap solid black bottoms and buy different tops to pair with the black bottoms to save yourself a little cash. You will still get fresh new swim looks and save yourself a little money along the way.
I bought this top (pic. below) it has matching bottoms but I only bought the top and plan to wear with my solid black bottoms.
It's got a fun cheetah print pattern with pops of color! Love it!
Neon Cheetah Print Halter Top - $24.00 - Victorias Secret

Totally Tribal

One of my favorite times of year is spring shoe shopping after a brutally cold winter. I've been browsing websites, magazines, blogs and stores for fabulous footwear.


While looking in the recent Lucky Magazine there was a tribal look and I completely fell in love with, there were these black and white basket weave wedges that I told myself I just have to have. Figuring oh they are probably waaaayyy out of my price range, normally when I adore something that much they hail from the designer gods. Nope not this time, the shoes were $99 and screamed at me that I need to BUY! So of course I did...they arrived yesterday and are just as fabulous as I had imagined! I pranced around my apartment all night in them counting down the days to spring...that just what I do when I love a pair of shoes!


The Koko Wedge Sandal from Lucky Brand - $99
(free shipping for these thanks to Lucky Mag)
The black and white patern is just about everywhere.
They have a 3 1/2" wedge, elastic at the heel and are very comfortable.
I can see it now the first sign of 65 degree weather these are making their debut!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Love this!

This fabulous piece of neck art has gotten my full attention!
It's from Express and is simply adorable, girly and all around fabulous!
So much detail I'm kinda obsessed...this would be perfect to layer on a casual outfit for work or play. It's pretty big so be prepared to get some attention!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Swim Season

Forever 21 launched their Swim collection today!
My initial thoughts are it looks pretty cute...some good basics, neon's, and fun patterns and styles! I'm sure you will be able to find something and the prices are unreal!
Tops are $10.80 and bottoms $9.80!
Check out the entire swim collection here.

Not a lot available to buy right now but they have some styles posted up that are coming soon.
Always be sure to check back they are always adding new styles.
These are a couple of my picks from the collection!
Funky Tribal Swim Suit - $10.80 (avail. now) Has bottoms to match.
I'm enjoying how its a little 80's retro and a little tribal. The rings are also a nice touch!


Coming Soon - Floral Makeover Swim Suit $10.80 has bottoms to match.
Super girly style that I adore with the ruffle detail!