Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wrap Me Up In A Warm Blanket...Sweater!!!!!!!!!

Although, it hardly seems rational to talk about warm and fuzzy blankets, when the weather is warm and balmy, one should be prepared for the cold-spell that will inevitably show its chilly face! Be prepared for the cold in a Blanket Sweater!!! These lengthy cardigans are nothing new to the world of fashion, but a great alternative to a sometimes, bulky winter coat. This one by Kensie really caught my eye: 1) it's fashion forward and 2) the Price($78) is unbelieveble!!! Im also in love with the ones pictured by Twelfth St. Cynthia Vincent, Dolce Vita, and Haute Hippie! They are all available at Nordstrom! This must have Winter accessory is great paired with skinny cargos, wide-legged jeans, or over a dress! Get ready for the cold--and don't forget your Blanket...Sweater that is.

Live Long and Be Warm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

All In The Same...Chain!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chain details + Pump + Boot= One Hot Shoe/Boot for Fall!!!! As fall fashion kicks off in full speed, the perfect addition to your shoe gear is the Chain Detailed Shoe(See November InStyle p.261 "Instant Update")! What a hot way to glam up an otherwise, ordinary shoe or boot! Even our esteemed fashionable, First Lady was caught in this pair by Tory Burch!!! This look can be perfectly paired with a skinny, military, styled pant or dress up this pair with a wrap dress, for a night on the town!! Keep your jewels to a minimum when rocking the chain look! Let your chain-gang do all the talking!!

Live Long and Shoe Well!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Welcomed Addition!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something new and exciting(Im excited) is coming to Chevy Chase!!! Anthropologie will open it's first accessories boutique right here in the DMV(DC MD, VA) and I cant wait! October 29th the doors will open and I've already had a sneak peak inside, and its all Anthro-Fab! See for yourself!!! I'll be there!!!

Live Long and Do Anthro-Accessory!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fun Friday At Urban Chic!!!!!!

Urban Chic Georgetown will be hosting a Rebecca Taylor trunk show this Friday!! Fun-filled Friday with feminine, flirty frocks and more!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Live Long and Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rundown Of The Runway!!!!!

I recently Rented the Runway for a fab fall wedding in Philly(see this post). Not familiar with RTW? Check them out here! For my first time, I must say I was quite impressed. The packaging, the arrival( I received my item on the date which it was promised--impressive), the customer service...Stellar!!! I wanted to be classy with a bit of edge, so I opted for this metallic, one-shoulder ditty, by Mark & James by Badgley Mischka! So hot and wish it would have worked, but unfortunately, I was a little too much for both sizes that I received in this dress. Note to self: do a little research and try on other dresses by the same designer before deciding on your rental! No worries, I was not discouraged! The keeper treats alone, will have me going back for more! Included in my rental, I received a keeper garment bag(nothing fancy, but functional), Hollywood Fashion Tape and other needed tricks and a nice sized, postage paid envelope for mailing back both dresses(they even let you order a second size for back up, free of charge). And the best part of all...Since I was unable to wear either dress, I spoke to a customer service agent, who was pleasantly, apologetic and assured me that I would receive a refund, not store credit, to my credit card, minus the shipping(15-20 bucks), which was just fine by me!!

I would totally do this again, and highly recommend it for all your upcoming holiday events: parties, weddings, gatherings, whatever! Why pay a mint for a dress that you may only wear once? Rent the Runway!!! But remember, every fashionista should have one go to, after-5 dress in their closet...Just in case!!! I settled for this dress that I purchased from Zara!!

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

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall For Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's restaurant week in Bethesda!!!! Starting today, enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner for $15 or $30 bucks!!! Get your dine on, while you can. Restaurant week ends Oct. 24th!!! For more deets, go here! My pick...Redwood...Yummy food and delicious atmosphere!!!!

Live Long and Eat Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahead Of The Curve!!!!!!!!!!

For all my curvy girls...I've got a Shock for you!!!! Have you heard of Shockboutique??? If not, check it out! If you are into trendy looks or have a favorite celeb, whose style you admire, this California boutique is just for you! And I can say, affordability does not have to lack quality; case and point, I made my first purchase of this oversized cardigan and it is fabulous! Great fit and quality and under 100 bucks and I found a coupon online for free shipping!!! Gotta love it! And with my first purchase I also received a discount code for 10% off my next purchase...Even better! In addition to offering great prices, they also have a plus-sized selection of equally fabulous finds! So, now even those with a little more boom and bam can style like a celeb and be uber-chic!!! Check it out and prepared to be Shocked!!!!

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's The Little Things!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Fall wedding in Philadelphia...It was all about the little details... Fall foliage, topiaries, fragrant flowers, and cake!!!
Live Long and Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gilt's Gone Wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save the date!!!!! Gilt Groupe is introducing a Wedding Collection! Set to launch Mid-October! Not familiar with Gilt? Go here to sign up today for fabulous savings on high and low end designers for a fraction of their retail cost! Gilt has even added home accessories and travel to their line-up! It's one of the best in the business of online sample sales! Mark your calendars and get wedding ready!!!
Live Long and Sample!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heel, Toe...Sock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I was in the city of brotherly love this past weekend for a wedding that was truly amazing!! Fun catching up and cutting up with good friends! In addition to having a great time on the dance floor, many a fashion trend was spotted and what a perfect opportunity for me to try one out too!!! While brunching on the trend-setting South Street(think Melrose Ave or Gtown) with great little boutiques and fabulous food, I not only tried out this trend, but spied some funky footwear while doing so! I have been most curious about trying out funky booties, with a slouchy trouser sock and this was the perfect time to experiment! I'm in love with the look: kinda sporty and chic all in one! I'm thinking I'm going to try it out few more times, as the fall weather permits!!! Heels on, toes out, and socks to top it all off...If you were are Sam Edelman and socks are JCrew!!! Happy trendsetting!!!!

Live Long and Experiment With Fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ready For Combat!!!!!!!!!

Combat Boots are back in full effect!!! This is another 90's trend making its way back on the scene!! I was so into this military inspired look, complete with a long floral skirt and denim vest! For today, I'm more into the skinny jean or jegging, a slouchy tee, and oversized cardigan, for a more laxed weekend outfit or perfect travel look! What will it be in another 15 years?? One can only imagine... No fear, you can also pair this boot with a cute tunic and leggings! I'm really loving the collection by Steve Madden and this pair are so fashion forward! Get ready for a winter war...Get ready for Combat!!!!!!

Live Long and Boot It!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

More, More, More!!!!!

Rachel Roy wants you to get More! More savings, more fab fashions, more sale!!! Take an extra 30% off already reduced sale items and get free shipping when you spend $75 or more!!! More of what your looking for in terms of a deal!!! Go here now!
p.s. Sale ends Tuesday, October 12th!!!!

Live Long and Sale Well!!!!!!!!!

Oh, How I Love Chanel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Chanel Friday!!!!!!

I would absolutely, LOVE to have this dress in my collection...

To view the Chanel Spring 11 RTW go here! Don't you just love it!?!?!

P.S. Off to a sure to be fabulous, fall wedding in Philly this weekend! Lots of fashion statements to be made...Pics to follow!!! Best wishes to the soon-to-be, Mr. & Mrs. Hall!!!!

Live Long and Love Fashion!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

And They Don't Stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More sales!!! Friends and Family at DVF!!!!! Enter Friends20 at checkout and you're all set!!!

Live Long and Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Sale Amongst Us!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need I say more...The Cusp Fall Sale is here!!!

Live Long and Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Living In A Bubble!!!!!!!!

The Bubble Coat is a staple for any late Fall/early Winter wardrobe! My attention has been on an Italian classic: Moncler! This month's Harper's Bazaar features a fabulous spread(see pages 107-112) and article about this cult classic(and certainly inspiration amongst the masses of bubble/puffy coat retailers). Im in love with the feminine tailoring and slick color palettes, of these, break your bank, bubbles! As you can probably guess, I'm not so in love with the retail cost (over $1000 bucks can get you one), however I did do little research and found this site, which offers them at a steep discount and I'm sure one could keep an eye out at Bergdorf's or Saks and snag one on sale in the off season! Still not convinced and want the look for less...Try this and this!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Clog Your Way To The Top!!!!!!!

Fall is officially here, so it's time to step your shoe game up, ladies!!!! Not sure what you need to put at the top of your boot list??? Try the Clog Boot!! It's the hottest, easy to wear trend for the season! Im in love with this pair! Furry, warm, and ooh so fashionable!!! There are so many takes on this very classic, dutch look! Dress this studded pair up or down with wide legs or a cute mini! Or go sky high in this pair!!! So many options to choose! How will you clog this fall???

Live Long and Clog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fashion Week On The Row!!!!!!

Bethesda Boutique Week has arrived....

Lauren Weisberger, Norah O'Donnell and more at Bethesda Row Boutique Week!

Celebrate fashion, food, and style on the Row!!!!

Live Long and Fashion Well!!!!