Friday, August 31, 2007

Quickie: Perfect Timing!!!!

Somebody is having a Labor Day Sale!!!!!!!!!


Take Up to 40% off:
Alice + Olivia, DVF, Prairie, Joie, Ella Moss, Rachel Pally, Splendid, Velvet, T-Bags and more.
August 31 – September 8. Selected merchandise only. Savings off original prices. Interim markdowns may have been taken. No adjustments for prior CUSP sales.

Get in and get some last minute summer savings and fall ones too! I will be there!!!!
Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

T-Shirts that SpeAK

Not your ordinary tee with a message...Introducing Sir Alistar Rai! Here's a little bit about her and the creatively, social works: kiran rai brings ancient brings ancient teachings to modern society, by creating tees and clothing with meaningful messages!

If you have seen the "Obama 4 Change" tees worn by Halle Berry and other celebs or "Impeach Bush", then you have already caught a glimpse into the designers collection! Grab yours today and Spread a message with Meaning without SpeaKinG!!!!!

Live Long and Speak Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ring Bling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You wanna jazz up that LBD(little black dress)???? Try a fancy, but inexpensive bauble! Try some Ring Bling!!!! Rings are the best accessory for the Fall if you are looking to add a lil something or just to finish off a look! Rings can go from high to low, whatever your budget will allow and here are some great places to check out for super chic, razzle dazzle!!!!!

-Urban Outfitters: for 80's style, edgy, rings! ($5-$24)

Jcrew: Offers chunky, enamel cocktail rings at a moderate price. ($40-$75)

And last but not least: Forever21(thanks for the inspiration,Dawny): For the most affordable and still very fashionable ring bling!!!

(they offer rings for under $8 bucks!!!)

So, ladies!!! Don't let that outfit be without a funky, chunky, blingy, accessory! Try a little Ring Bling!!!! Your hands will never be the same!!!!!!

Live Long and Bling Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fade to Gray

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This fall, fashion has introduced the new Black...Gray!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gray has been turning up in all my September issue fashion mags! Even "O", Oprah's magazine did an entire spread, complete with celeb models and all on the "it" color! Gray!!!?? Once thought of as drab and nondescript; Gray has now become, raw, edgy, and a great transitional color from summer to fall. Gray has taken on lots of variation this season. Not only can you find the color in traditional looks like dresses and pants, but handbags, shoes, and coats have added to their collections as well. Let's take a look: First up are dresses! The great thing about the dresses featured here are that they come in flattering cuts for most shapes, wide and thin, and the color is complimenting too. Gray is a great paired with black, of course. But also red and yellow!!!!! These dresses can be paired with a hot pair of red pumps(which is also a highly talked about fall color) or if transitioning, try one of these dresses with a bare leg, a cute yellow flat(like this one by Sam Edelman "Celine") and another hot item, a metallic tote bag!

Gray is also perfectly paired with bronze tones, deep purples, and burnt oranges and vibrant pinks! I'm loving the Gray and Cobalt Blue combo! Hot!!! Be bold, be creative, step out on a limb with your Gray. You wont fade away if you know how to rock your Gray!!!! Here are some other looks to try by Vince and Juicy Couture!

Live long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quickie: Cali Girls Rock!!!!!!!!!!!

Nordstrom is now carrying two amazing female designers, who hail from the Westside, to their plus-size shop!!!!!!

First up, Rachel Pally! Rachel Pally was a dance major at the University of California at Berkeley, so she is definitely accustomed to clothes that allow for comfort and movement! Rachel channeled that expertise to creating awesome jersey knits that come in fabulous colors and styles. Her initial line started off very casual with dresses, tees, and pants, but she has since branched out to create her White label, which offers the same great looks for the plus-size diva!!!!! You gotta love it!

Next up is Paige Denim! Paige Adams-Geller hails from California and knows a lot about the curves of a woman! Her knowledge has inspired some of the great denim lines and she was discovered by the creator of Seven and Citizens of Humanity, so Paige has Jean-ious covered!!!! Paige premium offers the same great fits and styles as Paige Denim!

So, now your style doesnt have to be compromised because of your shape or size! There's something for everyone...Cali Girls Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Manoush...Vintage with a Twist


Today's featured designer mixes vintage looks with bohemian, ethnic inspired textures...May I introduce...Manoush!!!

Young French label Manoush has an eclectic vintage style that is both sophisticated and cool. The brand's name comes from the French word for gypsy, so it follows that these gorgeous pieces have a whimsical, bohemian edge. Having managed the accessories studio at Morgan, founder Frédérique Trou-Roy took time out to explore Morocco in 2002 and decided to launch her own line. Inspired by the eternally youthful spirit of Jane Birkin and the bohemian style of Vanessa Paradis, choose from pretty printed dresses, ruffle-front blouses and irresistibly cute cropped jackets.

Manoush can be found at Neiman Marcus and various online boutiques:, and (one of my new favorites). So if you re looking for something new, with a vintage twist, to spice up your wardrobe for fall, try Manoush! Their styles are sure to please!!!!

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Plenty of Tracy Reese!!!!!

The next designer I would like to feature comes from the motor city of Detroit!!!! Tracy Reese is one of my favorite African-American designers who is quickly making her mark in the fashion world. Tracy's designs are fun, flirty, and pieces you are sure to have in your closet and pass down to your loved one! Tracy has an eye for textured fabrics and vintage style! Not only does she offer a high-end, couture signature line, she also has her Plenty line, which continues with the same quality as the Tracy Reese Collection, with a more contemporary and moderate price point! It's definitely worth checking out and You can find both collections at Nordstrom, Saks, and Bergdorf Goodman. The Plenty line is also carried in Anthropologie, Cusp, and Barney's Coop. And Ms. Reese recently opened her own boutique in the fashionable meat-packing district of Manhattan. I myself love the Plenty line! But you be the judge! You are sure to be in for a treat!!!!!!!

Live long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Hey everyone!!!! Come and get your 2-4-1 special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First up, Jilly from Philly has been working on something special just for us and she's giving a little preview of her latest work on August 22 at 9pm. Where is it all going down? VH-1 Soul of course!!!!! So tune in, its sure to be worth it!!!!!!!!!!

Next up! It's all about contributing to the cause! So, Barney's Coop has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, and they will be offering 20% off full priced denim when you bring in a pair of your old, gently worn jeans! This special won't last for long( it ends 8/19), so hurry on in, and support the cause and get yourself a new pair of high-waisted, wide-legged, jeans!!! They have LOTS to choose from!!!!

That's your 2-4-1 for today!!!!!

Live Long and Support the Cause!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quickie: DailyCandy Deal

Back to Basics
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You can’t pull off that rolled-out-of-bed-looking-sexy effect without the right basics. Stock up on super-soft tanks, comfy yoga pants, zips, tees, and more at The entire Bop Basics line is 25% off for Deals readers.
Enter code DAILYCANDY at checkout.

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Youngstown OH is on the Map!!!

Today I wanted to send a shout out to my extended family in the small town of Youngstown Ohio. Who, what, where, you might ask? Youngstown is a little town outside of Cleveland that I was introduced to one Thanksgiving(thanks bff) and it offers lots of chain eateries and mini shopping plaza's, but there's something else the Y.O. has been keeping secret...Nanette Lepore!!!! Oh yes, this hip, bohemian, designer reigns from none other than the Y.O.!!! Who knew? Nanette Lepore offers a bit of chic, lady-like, vintage couture clothing at sensible pricing. You can find her things in the chicest boutiques and larger, high-end retail outlets, but I just got another great piece of info...Nanette Lepore is coming to Chevy Chase!!! Yes, a boutique of her own will be gracing the DC metropolitan area and I will most definitely be checking it out!!! Stay tuned for more information regarding the grand opening! But, if you want to find out more about the designer go to

Always keeping you in the loop!!! Next up...Tracy Reese!!!!

Live long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hold Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When it comes to bags this season, "Bigger is Better!!!!!!!" Every woman needs a solid, carry-all bag, that's functional, but chic! This is for all my ladies who not only have to carry what you need, but what your husband, child, or pet might need too!!!! Well, here are some awesome problem solvers to carry you through to next fall! When selecting a handbag this season, it's all about making an investment that is sure to last, so really take your time and select what suits yours (and his) needs! This season handbags come in an array of colors, shapes, textures, and styles! I am loving the hobo bag with minimal bells and whistles, but don't get me wrong, I do dig bells and whistles, tassels and zippers, but I'm going for a more toned down look this season. Something along the lines of classic! The colors are rich and vibrant! And the metallic bag is all the rage (soon to blog)!! Oh, and the most important detail is the price point! Search well and you are sure to find a handbag for all budgets, Big and Small! The styles featured here can be found at Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Gap, and Shopbop! So many options, and options are exactly what a girl needs in her life, along with a Fabulous Bag!!!!!

Live long and Carry Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!