Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Friday Fab Finds

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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!!

Monday Madness

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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.

Retailers:
Forever 21 skirt
Topshop top
Kohls dress
Asos dress

Friday Fab Finds

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Jewelry under $15

This edition of fab find is all about my favorite obsession JEWELRY!!! I have no price limit when it comes to buying accessories (jewelry, handbags and sunglasses); it’s the only place where I feel no guilt splurging because I believe accessories are what makes an outfit. But just because I have a no limit budget, doesn’t mean I still don’t look around for a deal and, sometimes, I am lucky enough to find one. So, this week I am sharing with you the amazing pieces I got, all under $15 and where you can buy these (or something similar). Happy shopping & TGIF!!

Earrings:

Rhinestone square studs – $3.80 – Forever21

Rhinestone teardrop earrings – $3.80 – Forever21

Statement earrings in white & neon yellow – $5.95 – H & M available in stores now (similar neon)

 

Necklaces:

1. Chain link necklace – about $5-$8 – Forever21 available at select stores (similar)

2. Pink teardrop necklace – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in store (similar)

3. Pastel pink geo necklace – $12.95 – H & M available in stores now (kind of similar)

4. Mint bauble bib – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

5. Pearl & mint chain necklace – $6 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

Monday Madness

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Today’s madness confession is about one of my favorite fabrics, CHIFFON!! I absolutely love any type of clothing made out of chiffon (or the cheaper, very similar stepsister 100% polyester).
It’s so versatile; from office to running errands to weddings or formal dinners, you can wear chiffon outfits anywhere because it’s so easy to dress up or down. It’s very flattering on most body type since it doesn’t cling on like jersey, wear out like cotton, or puffy like tulle. It also mellows out the loud colors like neon, red and fuchsia to make it more wearable for all.

Below are few pictures of me in chiffon (or the stepsister, lol), two long ones I wore for formal dinner dates, one to do a tour in Greece (so much history, loved that tour), and the last one to party in Vegas for my bachelorette (o yea, fun times!!!).

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If you already don’t have anything chiffon in your closet, then what are you waiting for? Run, don’t walk, to the nearest mall and get some to add to your fabulous closet. Clothing made out of chiffon are available in any price point and trust me, this is a purchase you won’t regret.

You can find Chiffon at the following retailers

Asos
Delia’s
Forever 21 
Charlotte Russe
Wet Seal

Sunday Sensation

Below is a quick recap of all the sensational celebrity and fashion news.

Celebrity news
TomKat divorce – even after two weeks, people are still talking about this.  It was a surprise that she filed for divorce but they already reached a settlement and both are ready to move forward.  Good luck & best wishes for Suri.

Kourtney Kardashian – she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Penelope Scotland Disick on 7/8/12.  Congrats!!

Jessica Biel – in her interview for Instyle Magazine, she finally talks about her engagement stating Justin Timberlake is the one who designed the ring and also confessed that he picks out her outfits.  First we hear Kanye is styling Kim & now Jessica & Justin too! Hmmm….I hope this doesn’t become a trend.

Kimye – seems like Kim has finally found love with Kanye!  He gets her style, supports her business ventures (he was at the new Dash opening on Melrose), and will sacrifice for the others happiness.  Kanye supposedly got a cell phone and provided the number only to Kim so they can talk.  He didn’t want to get tied down by technology so decided to live w /out cell until Kim.  She doesn’t like calling his bodyguard to get to him so he decided to get a cell for himself only  to make Kim happy….aww, I actually like them together.

Sofia Vergara – while celebrating her 40th birthday she was surprised by her boyfriend, Nick Loeb, with a gigantic sparkler, an engagement ring!!!  She said yes so congrats to her!!

American Idol – both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced that they are leaving the show amidst rumors that Mariah Carey and Adam Lambert might sign on.  Let’s see what happens, I will miss seeing J.Lo’s fashionable outfits every week.

Batman spoiler – David Letterman revealed the ending of the new Batman movie while interviewing Anne Hatheway on his way causing a huge backlash from all the Batman fans.  I am still going to watch the movie.

Fashion news

1. YSL is creating a Facebook inspired eyeshadow pallet
2. Sad news for Vera Wang, she announced she is getting a divorce from her husband of 23 years =(
3. Valentino was purchased by Qatar’s royal family
4. Ralph Lauren unveiled his team USA opening ceremony outfits and received a lot of criticism because the clothes were made in China.
5.  Dolce & Gabbana unveiled their first ever coutour show.
6.  Chloe Sevigny’s Miu Miu campaign pictures were released.
7.  Magazines revealed their cover girls for the most coveted September issue.
8.  London birdies (aka chicks) are buying red paint to color the bottom of their regular brand shoes to fake it as Louboutins.
9.  MAC Cosmetics is collaborating with Archie comics for a mark up line called MAC Archie Girls.
10.  Target & Neiman Marcus is collaborating with 24 CFDA members to create designs that will be available at both store.  Among the designers are Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and DVF.

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