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Friday Fab Finds


Today I am very excited to share with you lovely shoeniacs (shoe maniacs) my latest find – a basic black pump.  It’s a necessity in any cosmopolitan ladies wardrobe. Finding a great pair of black shoes for me is like finding the perfect husband (lucky me I found my hubby way before I found the shoes).  Its gotta have all these qualities – good/reasonable price, comfortable, right heel height,  wide width and got to be good looking!!  After years of searching, painful experiences and heartbreak with others,  I recently found one with all the qualities I was looking for.  It’s cheap, easily available, looks great, perfect heel height for work or running errands and the most important trait of all, it’s comfy for my wide feet.  I finally found my perfect fit and happily ever after at none other than H & M!!

These are imitation suede with rubber sole so you won’t slip and slide and comes in six shades.  They are available now at any H & M for only $24.95 in size 5 – 10 (whole sizes only).  The heel is not so high which makes it a great everyday shoe.  Above are some pics; head to your local H & M and pick up a pair or two.  Happy shopping & TGIF!!

Tuesday Trendy


Trendy news of the week is one of my favorite COLOR-BLOCK!! What a great excuse to wear all the colored items in your closet for this summer – clothes, shoes and jewelry!! If you haven’t been color-blocking, then what are you waiting for? You need to start ASAP. Color-blocking doesn’t mean you can only do it with bright colors; it applies to all the colors of the rainbow.

If you are someone who isn’t into brights or have to wear more neutrals for work, then you can still color-block with white, black, grey, brown/nude and blue. For the rest of us color fanatics, the combinations are endless.

But just for good measure, I always consult the color wheel (yes that one that you probably haven’t seen since your tiny tots school days). It helps to see what opposites are complimentary or how you can color-block using colors in the same range for that minimum effect.

Take a cue from all the celebs that are trending in color-block and below are some of my pics showing how I wear this trend.


Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 top 

Charlotte Russe skirt

Baublebar earrings

Arden B. necklace

Arden B. bracelet

Bakers shoes

Monday Madness


Mad about accordion pleats!  My obsession with accordion pleats started when I saw Carrie Bradshaw aka Sarah Jessica Parker in that blue Halston Heritage dress.  That dress was so modern, fresh, chic and completely effortless partly because of the light fabric but mostly because of the pleats.  If you take way the pleats, then it’ll just look like a boring, blah dress.

This look is so easy to take from day to night in a flash; take a cue from these stylish gals.  From the uber fashionista SJP, who also wore it to the 2010 MET Ball, to Taylor Swift, the Duchess of Cambridge and first lady Michelle Obama, everyone seems to love these pleats.  Dress it down like Taylor for running errands, with a knit top and black pumps for work like the Duchess, or in a flashy fabric like Michelle O for a date night.  Below are some of my accordion pleats collection and also retailers where you can get yours.

Let me know if you love/hate accordion pleats.

Forever 21 skirt
Topshop top
Kohls dress
Asos dress

Sunday Sensation 7/22/12 – 7/28/12


Celebrity news:
1. Katherine Jackson was reported missing but was later found at an Arizona resort spending some quiet time.
2. In her absence, she lost custody of Michael Jackson’s kids to T.J. Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew.
3. Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher were finally photographed kissing even though neither of them will confirm that they are together.
4. It was announced that Mariah Carey will be joining American Idol as one of the judges.
5. C Magazine just released some excerpts of Katie Holmes’ interview from June 27th, a day before she announced her divorce from Tom Cruise. They said during the interview she never Sunday Sensation 7/22/12 – 7/28/12 Tom Cruise’s name and when asked is having Suri brought them closer, she was flustered and said “I don’t know”.
6. William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law, was given three life sentences for the murder of her mother, brother and nephew.
7. Christian Bale visited Dark Knight shooting victims in Aurora, CO.
8. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are set to tour Asia and the Pacific Islands for the queen’s diamond jubilee in September.
9. Olympics finally began this week and everyone is excited! From regular people like us to celebs in Hollywood, everyone is showing their support for team USA.
10. Finally, this week’s biggest news was Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson with her Snow White director Rupert Sanders who is married with two children. She released a public apology but that didn’t help because supposedly Rob moved out of their home and stopped speaking to her.


Fashion News:
1. After 10 years in the business, Rag & Bone finally decided it’s time to release an Ad campaign and hired Kate Moss as their model. The ad was released this week.
2. Egypt’s economy is not well so they decided to hire a Chinese company to make fake Nike gear for their Olympic athletes.
3. Nigel Barker, who was let go from Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model, has now signed to be a judge for Naomi Campbell’s The Face.
4. Karl Lagerfeld’s Olympics capsule collection was released in London only.
5. Retailers can now rate quality of clothing with three part scoring system.
6. Saint Laurant Paris (YSL) debuted its new logo but received backlash over it.
7. JCPenny will now have in-store barber shops.
8. Kate Hudson is back as Ann Taylor’s celebrity face for their fall collection.
9. Jimmy Choo announced Pierre Denis as the new CEO.
10. Andrew Marc’s Marc New York fall ad was released and it was inspired by the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey!!

Tuesday Trendy


This week’s trendy topic is on spring/summer’s biggest splash – NEON! From clothes, shoes, jewelry to make up and even hair, we are seeing neon everywhere. Though I am not afraid of wearing colors, I am very cautious of wearing neon. It’s just so “look at me” bright that I feel like it points out all my flaws, lol. So, I decided to try out this trend little by little; I started with jewelry first, then to tops, and finally to a dress (yes, the orange dress below is my only neon dress). I am still on the fence about wearing neon shoes (I like my shoes and bags to be neutral colors) but I am definitely not going to try neon make up (too bold for me, lol). Below are some of my favorite celebs rocking the neon trend and also two of my pictures to show you how I wore my neon.

First picture is a daytime look of me wearing an eyelet dress with neon pink necklace and I paired that with bright (not neon) yellow and pink bracelets. I think the neon adds some sass to the plain white dress.

Second picture is my version of doing neon at night; it’s me wearing my neon orange dress with black accessories and shoes. Since the dress is so bright, I decided to wear it with simple, understated jewelry and plain black belt and shoes to tame the outfit a little.

Let me know in the comments below what you think about wearing neon and how you styled it. Is there any other trend that you are currently obsessed with or would like me to talk about?

Below are some places where you can get neon:

Charlotte Russe dress
Forever 21 top
Rocks Paper Metal earrings
ColorblocksShop necklace
Target shoes (a steal!!)
Aldo purse


Monday Madness


Mad about denim shirts!!  Denim is the only item in my closet that I can wear year round in NY; from freezing cold to hot melting in the sun summer days, it never fails and is always fashionable.  So, why not add a denim shirt to your collection of must have staples?  I am pretty sure most of you have this item in your closet, or have been wearing it for years, and you must think it’s not really a staple if you can only wear it casually, since its denim. However, recent celeb outings will make you think otherwise.  Denim shirts have been showing up from red carpets to night out on the town.  It’s pretty much a neutral piece and can be dressed up or down depending on what you wear it with.

Night out:

Dress it up for night out by pairing it with fitted pencil skirt and sky high heels, like my fav fashionista Rihanna, or switch the pencil skirt with fitted leather pants/leggings like Kristin Cavallari for a girls night out. Another great night time option is tucking it in colored pants, (choose cotton sateen pants) like Rachel Roy for a dinner date.


Denim on denim is a great look for daytime, as long as you pair it light & dark (light shirt with dark denim or vice versa).  See how Ashley Olsen wears it with dark denim skinny jeans and Katie Holmes wears it with dark denim bell-bottoms (you can switch the bell-bottoms with denim trousers for a more dressed up daytime look).  Wear it with any type of shorts or mini skirts (denim on denim & I know you fash lovers have worn it with shorts/minis before) for running errands like Vanessa Hudgens and Anne Hathaway respectively.


Colored and floral printed denim are very trendy now.  See how Khloe K. wears her fiery red jeans with denim shirt (and leopard, I love leopard).  Rihanna & Katie Holmes are back again showing us how they paired their floral pants with denim shirt.  Maxi skirts are also another summer fav and trendy now; see how Drew Barrymore styled her shirt with long, ruffled skirt, totally casual chic (a dressy option for daytime)!!  Lastly, we have Jenna Dewan-Tatum who is wearing her denim shirt with printed maxi skirt for very casual look great for running errands or strolling hand in hand with your love enjoying a great summer day.

Let me know how you guys style your denim shirts in the comments below.

Here are few retailers where you can get your denim on:




Urban Outfitters (has tons more in different price range)

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