Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Made in the Shade!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, ladies, its time to get glam for those sunny spring and summer days! Shades, sunglasses, whatever you want to call them, are the one accessory every girl needs! Some may choose to splurge on a glamorous pair that they will keep forever or for those of us who lose or break a pair every season, opt for an inexpensive, yet stylish pair. But what look are you going for???? Ultra fashion diva...Think Jackie O, Nicole Richie, over sized and black. Or are you going for the retro, mod, look...Think Ray-Ban's classic Wayfarer made ever so popular by Tom Cruise circa 1980 in "Risky Business." Whatever look you are going for, I have found some styles that are sure to please or at least get you started! I love the selection of shades at Nordstrom and Neiman's (cost range $98-$600), but for a more moderate price point try Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters(cost range $14-$68) with styles galore found at both. And there's always good '0l if you just have to have a pair of designer shades. Also try Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx for great, discounted, designer frames! No matter which way you got, you will definitely have it made in your Shades!!!!!!!!

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Urban Outfitters


Tom Ford

Classic Wayfarer by Ray-Ban (my fav @ the moment) $140

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

Quickie!!! Summer Savings!!!

Get in on the savings at Banana Republic now through May 4th; in stores and online!!!
30% off and free shipping up to $125!!! You can't beat that!

Live long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Buckle Up!!!!!

Wondering how to jazz up that plain dress...Belt it!!!!!!!!! The simplest accessory to wear is making a comeback this spring. Belts are not only functional, but funky and stylish too!!!! Mod, leather belts work for sprucing up your favorite trench or try a metallic skinny belt for a retro, 80's look, think Flashdance...Leggings and an oversized V-neck tee, with a metal, gold belt...Hot Tamale!!!!! Or, keep it simple with the prairie style...Woven, oversized, belt, with a frilly, feminine, frock! Whatever look you are going for, let your belt be the finishing touch!!! We all know how important it is to "Buckle Up..." It's the Law!!! So, go ahead and get you a belt!!!!

Fav Gold Belt: Urban Outfitters $15

All belts featured here can be found at Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, and Anthropologie!

Live Long and Accessorize Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Music for all Seasons!!!!!!!!!!!!

As we transition into spring, flowers bloom, trees sprout new leaves, all things are renewed, so why not renew and refresh your musical collection with a little Fertile Ground!!!! One of my favorite neo-soul, husband/wife duo team up with their band, hailing from Baltimore Md., have an inspiring collection of works! At the top of my list and perfect for the changing season, is the uplifting Seasons Change album. This album was originally released in 2002 and features some of their best work, in my opinion. With songs such as "Rise" and "Illumination," you are sure to be put in the mindset of growth and renewal. The album was also remixed and it only gets better. I highly recommend it! It will carry through spring, right into summer, fall and right back to winter! It may just be the soundtrack your life was looking for! Enjoy!

Live Long and Grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Scarf Action!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well it would seem that the neck is getting lots of attention this spring! What accessory seems to be making its mark all four seasons? The Scarf!!!!!!! Scarves are all the rave right now. Just ask the young college kids to the ritzy, glamour mamas! There is a scarf to suit anyones fancy. And how great is a look that can be rocked by both men and women at the same time? Fabulous! Scarves are the perfect, simple accessory for jazzing up a simple, basic v-neck tee and shiny black leggings. Or throw on a scarf with your favorite basic knit dress. Or wrap yourself up in a light, Love Quotes scarf, with your white tank and you are sure to get some action! Scarves can be found all around and encompass all the latest trends and prints. From ikat to ombre to gothic. Whatever your heart desires. Its out there for you in the form of a Scarf!! I have selected some of my favs, both high end and low, from Shopbop(of course), Shopintuition, and the always affordable, Forever21!!!! So go on and let your neck be your number one accessory this spring and summer!

Affordable Finds from the 21:

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

My Favs: by Sir Alistair and Vanessa Bruno

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Great White Has Returned!!!!!!!!

That's right ladies! The White shirt is making it's mark once again; as Gap introduces it's limited edition Designer Collection of White Shirts(see my June 07 blog "The Great White Hope"). This year the designers have churned out some fabulous, affordable, threads! Here's the skinny: finalist's of the CFDA or Counsel of Fashion Designers of America teamed with Vogue to create an exclusive white shirt for Gap. Some of the designers featured include: Phillip Lim(love him), ThreeAsFour, Band of Outsiders, just to name a few. Check out for more details and head over to a participating Gap asap and pick up your designer exclusive today!!!!

One can never go wrong with the right, white shirt!!!!!

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Fav: 3as4 $88

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quickie!!! One Day Sale!

Something is brewing in Bethesda, Md. Check it out!!!!! Tomorrow only!
Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Barney's Goes Green!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barney's and Barney's Co-op are offering a special, go green, deal!!!! Check it out!!! And check out the Loomstate collection here: or

Live Long and Dress Smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Jean Alert, Jean Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my favorite denim designers are now officially being sold online! Joe's Jeans Online!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe's Jeans are very flattering for all shapes and sizes and come in an array of styles and washes, for both men and women and even kids!!!!! Check out their official launch of the website!

Announcing Joe’s official on-line store, you can now get 10% off Joe’s merchandized collection to compliment your specific denim fit. Enter Promo Code “JJ2008” at checkout.
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Cant beat free shipping!!!!!

Live long and Jean Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!