Monday, June 29, 2009
Staying fashion forward and summer chic isn't hard to do when you can go to your boyfriend's(dad, brother, uncle) closet to shop! The look of the day is all about masculine dressing with a touch of femininity! I love the loose, relaxed look that boyfriend's clothes offer. What's hot now...The Boyfriend Button down shirt!!!! Whether you're going for a classic, look(J.Crew), oversized look (Forever21) or grungy-plaid(Shop Intuition), there is a look for you! Boyfriend shirts are perfectly paired with your favorite pair of skinny jeans, jean skirt, or my favorite pairing: with the Boyfriend jean(see "Boyfriend Distressed" 8/08), it's the perfect, Saturday on the go look!!! Check out some of the styles I found at Intermix, J.Crew(who has a bunch on sale ) and for a more affordable selection, Forever21. This look is so carefree and laxed, its a wonder we don't take more fashion tips from our male counterparts!!!
Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) were recently held in NYC and they looked amazing, as did the red carpet ensembles!!! Along with the awards comes the prized Gap designers collection collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund! Last season it was all about revitalizing the classic White Shirt. This season's inspiration: Khaki! The three finalist are up and coming designers: Alexander Wang At 18, fashion wunderkind Alexander Wang moved to NY to attend Parsons School of Design, and by sophomore year he was already designing his label¿s first collection. Though predominantly pure in aesthetic, the line incorporates elements of street fashion and the imperfect, an aesthetic that won him the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award in 2008. Believing that a tee and jeans can be as stylish as a silk dress, Wang launched T Alexander Wang in 2009, a line of slouchy-sexy tees, tanks, and jersey dresses.
Vena Cava Brooklyn-based designers Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai have infused Vena Cava with a quiet elegance that enhances the wearer's own beauty not by shouting but by whispering. Inspired by their own vintage collections and unique personal style, wearing a piece by Vena Cava is much like wearing a special piece handed down from a graceful mother to a sophisticated daughter. Subtle accents enhance each piece with many featuring hand-drawn prints. The Vena Cava woman feels special, unique, and lovely in every way.
Albertus Swanepoel Runner-up of the 2008 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, designer Albertus Swanepoel creates innovative interpretations of the traditional safari hat.
Each of the designers has meshed part of their design aesthetic with the all-american Gap classic! It's quite a collabo! Check out more details at www.gap.com. But hurry, this collection is sure to fly the nest quickly! I'm loving the safari dress!!!
Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
For all my blog lovers!! Check out Urban Chic's new blog, Living Chic!!! I just added it to my "favs" and it's definitely worth checking out!!!! If you love fashion and all things chic, you will love this blog!!!
Spread the word!
Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
OMG!!!! Check out the latest retail outlet that will be shutting its virtual doors...Eluxury.com Here's what they had to say...
This is an unfortunate sign of the times, but the upside is they will definitely have a SALE,SALE, SALE!!!!!!!!!!!
Live Long and Sale Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
As the air warms and summer takes shape, shed the layers and add a short to your wardrobe! Shorts are fun and playful, but can also be sexy and chic! Shorts are what's hot for summer '09! If you've got great, Tina Turner legs or even working on getting fab legs, there are many flattering lengths to satisfy any shape! From daisy duke, to paper-bag waist, to French Riviera, floral prints. So many styles, colors, and lengths to pick from....Skies the limit, but keep it simple, especially if you are over 30, like myself! Here are some fun options for all ages, sizes, and shapes!!! Styles featured here can be found at shopbop, Target.com, Anthropologie, Forever21, Cusp, and Pixie Market.
Short and Simple!!!
Live Long and Short Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Forever 21 has done it again!!!! Introducing Faith21 and Love21! Two new extension from the creator of all things trendy and affordable! Faith21 is the new plus-size line introduced at the beginning of the month. Faith21 offers of the moment trends for a broader size range and the clothes are cute!!!! Love21 is the new contemporary line that puts you in the mind set of J.Crew meets Anthropologie, with lots of spins on high-end designer fashions too! Again, both lines are very much on target with what's hot in fashion(maxi dress, floral prints, tunics, easy tees) and much more! If you are looking to satisfy your fashion sweet tooth, but don't want to break the bank, you have found the right place! Both lines can still be found at www.forever21.com Convenient, one-stop shopping! You can't beat that! Check out some of my picks! And I forgot to mention that both lines are available in some stores(check the website for specific listings). Cute + Affordable= Stress-free Shopping!!!!
Live Long and Shop Smart!!!!!!!!!!