Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Feeling Haute, Haute, Haute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking for designer threads at a fraction of the cost?? Look no further than the HauteLook!!!! The HauteLook.com is an online sample sale that offers a range of fab designers, which have included Habitual, Development, Rock and Republic, and Tracy Reese(currently happening) to name a few. The online sample sales take place once or twice a week and usually run for approximately 24-48 hours! Its not a joke! Its perfect for those of us who aren't privy to the luxury of sample sales that often take place in L.A. and NYC. Well, now we all have a chance to get some hot looks at a discounted price (as much as 70% off)!!!! Check it out!!! I have been quite pleased with the featured selections!

www.hautelook.com Sign up today and they will send you an email reminder as to when the next sale will take place and if you get a friend to sign up, their first purchase will earn you $10 bucks off of your purchase...Now how's that for Haute!!!!!!!!!!

Live long and dress well!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ole' Ombre'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You might want to get familiar with Ombre'!!!!!!! Ombre' is described as a French term meaning "shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. The color effect is woven into the fabric. Generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp. It reminds you of dip-dyed or tie-dye to some effect. Either way, it is sure to be hot for Spring 08!!!! I have been seeing it in tons of fashion magazines and in designer spring collections (see Harper's Bazaar Feb issue p. 94 "Hottest, Newest, Latest"). Ombre' has turned up in dresses, skirts, tops, and even drinking glasses! How fab is that? This faded look is sure to be a great addition to your blossoming spring wardrobe!!! Here are some inspiring looks.

Get ready, get set, for Spring!!!! Ombre' is sure to leave you saying Ole'!!!!!!

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quickie!!! Anthro Card!!!!

For all my ladies who love Anthropologie...You need to get your Anthro card ASAP, Pronto, Fast, Now!!!!!!!!!!!!! What all do you get with this great little card you ask? Well, lets see...

anthro is All About AccommodationWe feel that the better we know you, the more we can do for you. To take full advantage of anthro's benefits, please remember to identify yourself with every purchase.

Receipt-Free Returns In StoresWe are happy to refund all anthro members the full purchase price of in-store returns without a receipt. Remember, to take full advantage of this benefit, it will be necessary to identify yourself at every transaction.

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Early BirdSee it first, buy it early.(The best thing by far!) Soon, you'll be able to preview our newest collections and shop them before they're available in stores or online.

SproutShower us with suggestions and together we'll grow. Is there something you'd like to tell us? Drop us an email at anthro@anthropologie.com

Oh, no, this might actually be the best thing...FREE standard shipping when you place an order online. Hopefully this will trickle down to the store too (for those days you are too lazy to go and pick up that fab dress!!)

Now, how fab is that??? That's exactly why they are my favorite store!!!! So get to going and ask about signing up for your card today!!!!

p.s. Don't forget to link your anthro card with your online account, in order to receive free shipping!!!

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

Monday, January 14, 2008

Get Waisted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Year...New You!!!! That's usually the motto when starting the New Year. This year no resolutions, but just continuous improvement and improvement starts in the closet!!!! Want to liven up that old dress???? Well, Belt It!!!! Belts are one of the best accessories right now!!! You can just about put a belt over anything. A sweater, a dress, a tunic, a coat! However you like it! And what a great way to create the illusion of a waist, which for most women is the most flattering part of their body! I'm loving the skinny, patent , retro styles by designer Karen Zambos, who has a belt line "Elegantly Waisted"!! Her belts are a wee bit pricey, but oh so hot!!!! You can find them on sale now at shopbop.com or check out her website http://www.karenzambos.com/ Still need some help on just how to rock that wide belt with your favorite sweater dress??? Check out the February issue of InStyle(w/ Halle Berry glowing on the cover) or a fab new fashion site that I recently discovered http://www.whowhatweardaily.com/ for some cute, easy, belting ideas!!!! Here is a little more inspiration for you! The styles featured can be found at shopbop, anthropologie, banana republic, and urban outfitters! Do your waist and wardrobe a favor...Get a Belt!!!!!!!!

Live Long and Belt Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Check it Out!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Vaughn

If you are planning to be in the DC metro area from now until March 2, 2008, you should definitely check out the exhibit "Let Your Motto Be Resistance"...African American potraits. Now being shown at the National Portrait Gallery downtown on 8th and F St NW. It is a wonderful exhibit featuring the works of esteemed photographers which include, James VanDerZee, Carl Van Vechten, and Gordon Parks. The exhibition features African Americans in the arts, sports, entertainment, and politics. It is a fantastic piece of work and the museum is pretty fabulous too!!! Make a day of it and have a latte in the atrium cafe!!! It's FrEE and worthy of being Checked out!!!!

W.E.B. Dubois

http://www.npg.si.edu/ for more info on the exhibit

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/motto/index.html View the exhibit online(for those unable to make it to the actual museum)

http://www.nmaahc.si.edu/ support the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

Live Long and Culture Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Eye Catching Ikat!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ethnic prints were quite the inspiration for the Spring '08 fashion collections! You will be sure to see ethnic patterns and prints in most designer collections and its sure to trickle down to mainstream retailers too!!! To see exactly what Im talking about, see the Plenty Spring '08 collection by fab designer Tracy Reese http://www.plentybytracyreese.com/

One print that I am loving for the remainder of the winter season right into spring is Ikat!!!! This bold, ethnic print is most definitely making a comeback and sure to be a hit right into summer!!! Ikat is described as a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye to create a pattern or design. Ikat has roots in South America and Asia and was seen in both the Tibi and Oscar de la Renta spring collections! Its vibrant and colorful, but subtle and simple all at the same time. From dresses to picture frames, Ikat is making its mark and catching lots of attention!!! Check out some high and low end styles that I found and be Inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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