Tag Archives: clothing

Street Fair Shout Out!

22 Aug

This past Weekend I went to Hester Goes Hollywood, a cool street fair with live music, food trucks and fabulous jewelry and clothing finds.  I was overwhelmed at the amount of cute stuff!  I overspent but left VERY happy. I made sure to grab a card at every vendor that I LOVED and now I’m going to share them with you.

Shoppublik. I loved their hanging spike bracelet and the zipper bracelet.

Agapanthanyc. I really like their use of vintage watch parts in their jewelry and their hammer necklace.

Visantine Collective. Great pieces and great construction. They had an amazing jacket, one of the best I’ve seen in quite sometime.

LeFashionTruck.  I scored on some amazing two toned faceted teardrop earrings. Plus it’s so fun shopping in that cute pink truck….and YES there is a dressing room inside as well.

Threeheartz. Great head wraps and infinity scarf collection as well as fun jewelry.

The Shops At Target: Round 2

16 Aug

It’s almost that time again……Target is continuing its collaborations with four new collections for Fall.  Target introduced the shops earlier this year to celebrate “local” boutiques from around the country, offering shoppers exclusive collections co-created by participating shop owners.  The Shops at Target offer a unique peek into these otherwise high-end boutiques, and make their products available to the masses at affordable prices.  The four shops featured for Fall will be

New york’s fashionista fantasy land  Kirna Zabete. ($9.99-$199.99)

New york’s style savvy mens store Odin.($14.99-$99.99)

San Fransisco’s quirky store (American road trip-themed) The Curiosity Shoppe ($3-$25)

Boston’s Patch NYC (think vintage inspired anthroplologie type stuff for the house). ($9.99-$119.99)

For more information and a little preview click HERE!  The shops will launch September 9.

Christian Siriano Opens First Store

31 Jul

Christian Siriano opened up his first store today in New York city’s trendy Nolita area.  Located at 252 Elizabeth Street, the 1,000 square foot boutique will stock pieces from Siriano’s runway collections as well as accessories and home decor.  Fashionistas can shop now, although the season 4 winner of project runway will have an “official” store launch  September 5th, followed by a fashion’s night out celebration the next day. Siriano is steadily climbing the fashion industry ladder!

Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama (first look)

4 Jun

Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Yayoi Kusama, a spunky 83-year-old Japanese artist known as the polka dot princess. Kusama is highly respected  as being a voice for the avant-garde. Her art is so sought after that in 2008 Christies New york sold a piece by her for $5.1 million, a record for a living female artist. Her polka-dotted collection named infinitely Kusama will appear on handbags, clothing and accessories this Summer (July 10th), so be ready to channel your inner Minnie Mouse!

The fashion industry has been buzzing about this collaboration for some time, and now the French fashion house has released  some photos of the collaborative collection.

Kusama’s work will also be featured in an exhibit at the Whitney Museum  in New York July 12th through September 30,2012. For more information click HERE.

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs, creative director for Louis Vuitton and Kusama.

Katie Holmes For Tommy Hilfiger

26 May

Katie Holmes teamed up with tommy Hilfiger for a great cause: The promise Collection. With Katie on board as the ambassador, 100% of the proceeds from the clothing and accessory line will benefit the Millennium Promise Foundation, which supports the poor in Uganda. The collection includes bold color palettes and animal print and is available now at Tommy Hilfiger stores worldwide and on Tommy.com.

 

 

A look from the collection, below. The collection includes Menswear as well.

 

Fashion over 50? YES!

13 May

Ladies, forward this to  your mom:)

In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to do a post on stylish moms. My mom is in her mid 50’s so this is aimed toward the 50+ crowd. Can you be stylish after 50? Absolutely! Older women can be just as fashionable as younger gals. Though women’s bodies are ever changing, there are many flattering options to accentuate and disguise areas as well. ATTENTION MOMS: Do you find it challenging finding age appropriate, modern, stylish clothes that fit your body type? Look no further….I have some easy tips and ideas for looks and places to shop.

 

Lets start with some tips.

Tunics: Get at least 1 tunic. Tunic are cut close and narrow to the body without being tight in the torso area. They are effortless and go great with jeans and as a bathing suit cover up.

Accessorize: Make a statement with your jewelry. This is the place where you can do most of your experimenting with color etc.

Skirts: skirts that fall slightly above the knee or longer are most flattering on a mature woman.

Mock Turtle Neck: mock turtle necks are flattering . Not over the top coverage as a normal turtleneck would be but enough to camouflage the neck area if so desired.

Baggy: there is a difference between baggy and loose fitting, baggy is never flattering.

Shoes: Flats, sandals, wedges and low heels look best.

Handbag: Watch your handbag-it’s usually a dead giveaway to your age. you’re never to old to have fun with your bag, try different colors and shapes.

Arms:  Shrugs and Cardigans NEED to be in your closet NOW!  They allow you to keep your arms under wraps while remaining stylish. You can wear tanks, dresses and all the sleeveless tops you love but don’t ever wear because your uncomfortable. Shrugs and cardigans are great because they provide enough coverage without taking away from your garment beneath it.

Classic button up shirts: button up shirts are crisp, clean and timeless.

Pants: Capris & Cropped ..the just above ankle cut is extremely flattering and can be worn with sandals, low heels,wedges and flats.

3/4 length: 3/4 length anything(shirts/dresses) is your best friend. They are slimming and while providing complete coverage , just enough arm is exposed to not overheat and you have room to add your favorite bracelets to your look as well.

You don’t have to cut your hair: A bun or sleek ponytail looks stylish and chic at any age.

Age is all about mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  At the end of the day, age is just a number.

Now that you have your tips………..

Where to shop: as in actually make a purchase, find something that will actually fit and flatter your figure without the FRUMP! YES!!!!!!!

I find that the over 50 crowd isn’t extinct in the eyes of the following retailers…

Spiegal

Chicos

Talbots

Coldwater Creek

Boston Proper

Newport News

J.Jill

New York & Co.

Check them out:) you can come across some finds at Department stores as well if your willing to hunt.

Flattering looks and pieces.

White embroidered tunic($99), pink flowy open front cardigan($65), Tan cropped pant($75) and Salmon button up($69) all available at Chicos.

Cream shrug($59.50),navy mock turtleneck($28.99) and cropped pant in navy($99) all available at Talbots.

White cotton skirt($109) available at J.Jill.

Red shirtdress($148) available at Nordstrom.

White tunic ($238) available at Saks.

Let’s talk JEANS.

I have heard nothing but great reviews about Not your daughters Jeans. Known as the tummy tuck jean, these stylish jeans contour the tummy and lift the backside while remaining stylish and comfortable. Not your daughters jeans are available at the NYDJ website as well as Nordstrom and Zappos.  They come in a variety of styles and sizes including plus sizes but the fit throughout the hips and thighs is always the same. Click Here to watch testimonials. Women are obsessed with these jeans.

and now the shoes……

Teal sandal with stone detail($79.95) and nude flat($89.95) both available at Nordstrom.

Cream peep toe wedge with cutout detail($25.48), peep toe wedge in cognac($24.99), red patent low heel pump($24.99), sand espadrille wedge with ankle wrap detail($24.99), Teal low wedge with bow detail($24.99), white thong with rhinestone detail($14.99) and yellow fabric thong($14.99) all available at Target.

In The Buff

26 Mar

Don’t be afraid of public nudity! Wearing nudes and Beiges is a great way to wear a neutral other than white. I love wearing nude with black heels and accessories. Nudes can also be worn with bright accessories like teals and pinks. If your more of a safe dressed gal, you can opt for the monochromatic look of head to toe nude with neutral accessories, it  looks really pretty. As far as nude heels, if you follow this blog you know they are a STAPLE in my wardrobe and I love all nude heels! They really do match everything and elongate your legs so buy nude heels asap and you’ll never say ‘what shoe should I wear’ because your nude heel will bring any outfit together. Shop these nude looks now:) Belted dress with pleat detail($44) available at Lulu’s. Steve madden’Traisie’ nude pump($79.95) and Botkier ‘Eden’ satchel with buckle detail($595) both available at Nordstrom.  Rag and Bone tank dress with asymmetrical hem($325) available at Saks.  Flat Sandal ($37) available at Tobi.  Tiered tank top($27.80) available at Forever21. Cutout shoulder dress($28.65) ,wrap dress with bow detail($50.13) or ($62.67) for PLUS size, One shoulder dress in PETITE size($68.04) all available at Asos.

Also comes in PLUS size.