October 27, 2013

Finds & Deals: $125 and $25 Giveaway

Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. Today I am offering the chance to enter a giveaway...

A $25 gift card to Nordstrom, Macy's or Target (winner's choice).

1. Xhilaration Juniors Textured Fit & Flare Dress sold @ Target
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Brena Booties sold @ Macy's
3. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Q Natasha Mini Crossbody Flap Bag sold @ Nordstrom
4. Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Ombre Denim Jacket sold @ Target
5. Camo Infinity Scarf sold @ Target
6. House of Harlow Bracelet, Gold-Tone Sunburst and Khaki Leather Wrap Bracelet sold @ Macy's

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October 25, 2013

Look for Less: Sweatshirt

haircalf, mixed material sweatshirt, faux fur, rachel zoe, mango, calf hair

Faux Fur Combi Sweatshirt sold @ Mango
Rachel Zoe January Haircalf Sweatshirt sold @ Shopbop

October 24, 2013

How to Wear: Tweed

tweed, mini, over the knee, OTK, boots, rebecca minkoff, j.crew, piperlime, statement necklace

Tweed is one of my favorites for fall.  I especially like this tweed mini from J.Crew Factory paired with OTK boots and a simple crew sweater.

There are a lot of great sales right now! It's a great time for some fall shopping.
J.Crew Factory has an extra 30% off (Code: Sale30)
J.Crew has 25% off purchase of $150 or more (Code: ShopNow)
Piperlime has an extra 40% off final sale items (Code: Fix)
Ann Taylor has 50% off sweaters and pants (Code: AnnFall)
Loft has 50% off everything (Code: Everything)

1. Sigerson Morrison Ilaine Boot sold @ Piperlime
2. Jeweled Fan Necklace sold @ J.Crew
3. Factory Tweed Gold-Zip Mini sold @ J.Crew Factory
4. Collection Cashmere Long-Sleeve Tee sold @ J.Crew
5. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC sold @ Piperlime

October 22, 2013

How to Wear: Ombre Moto Jacket

moto jacket, ombre, moto, fashion, style, accessories, MAC, nordstrom, zappos, topshop

I am really excited to share this wool ombre moto jacket today from Gap.  I love the ombre effect along with the black stitch detail. This is a great piece for fall, plus Gap is offering 35% off (Code: GapGift) or 40% off an order of $140 or more today.  Also, I found these fun 'Girl' and 'Rock' pins at Nordstrom.

1. Cara Couture Girl Pin sold @ Nordstrom
2. Cara Couture Rock Pin sold @ Nordstrom
3. The Skinny Jean sold @ Joe's
4. Ombre Wool Moto Jacket sold @ Gap
5. M·A·C Mineralize Rich Lipstick sold @ Nordstrom
6. Topshop Elbow Sleeve Oversized Tee sold @ Nordstrom
7. GUESS Neodan Pump sold @ Zappos

October 21, 2013

Finds & Deals: Trick or Treat

Halloween sweaters, fall sweaters, pumpkin purse, skeleton sweatshirt, skeleton leggings, october, halloween, costumes, hot sox, nordstrom, asos, jack o latern, topshop

1. New Look Ghost Sweater sold @ Asos
2. ASOS Sweatshirt with Glow in the Dark Skeleton sold @ Asos
3. ASOS PETITE Exclusive Skeleton Leggings sold @ Asos
4. HOT SOX Cats & Jack-o'-Lanterns Crew Socks sold @ Nordstrom
5. ASOS Bat Novelty Sunglasses sold @ Asos
6. Topshop X-Ray Skeleton Print Body-Con Dress sold @ Nordstrom
7. ASOS Pumpkin Across Body Bag sold @ Asos

October 18, 2013

Finds & Deals: Chevron

Chevron, piperlime, shopbop, j brand, zappos, necklace, fashion, style, trends

1. Tinley Road Chevron Knit Mini Dress sold @ Piperlime
2. BB Dakota Emalee Zigzag Sweater sold @ Shopbop
3. Z Designs Enamel Chevron Triangle Necklace sold @ Pink Mascara
4. Ivanka Trump Nyle Pump sold @ Nordstrom
5. Foley & Corinna Tweed New Muriella Clutch sold @ Zappos
6. J Brand 620 Super Skinny Powerstretch Jeans sold @ Shopbop

October 17, 2013

Finds & Deals: Leopard Track Pants

track pants, leopard, croc pumps, leather jacket, nordstrom, eva mendes, new york and company, piperlime, kenneth cole, fashion, style, trends

1. Eva Mendes Collection - Soft Pant - City Leopard sold @ New York & Company
2. Kenneth Cole New York Pave Oval Duo Pendant Necklace sold @ Piperlime
3. Kelly Wearstler Half Twisted Brass Bracelet sold @ Piperlime
4. Nine West Flax Pumps sold @ Zappos
5. Hinge Draped Suede & Leather Jacket sold @ Nordstrom

October 16, 2013

Finds & Deals: Dresses and A Sale!

The Limited is having a Buy One, Get One 50% off sale - including dresses.  Since it is buy one, get one 50% off, I picked a couple of dresses from each trend - leather, knit, tweed, and leather trimmed, and added a few suggestions of what to pair with each of them for a complete look.

Leather dress, coated leather, sheath dress, the limited, bogo saleLEATHER TREND: The V-neck dress is a "leather look" dress, meaning it is a coated to look like leather. The V-neck and the coated leather give it a more edgy look. The other dress is a faux leather with a more feminine cut. To wear either of these into the fall/winter, pair them with either a knit turtleneck or button down, opaque tights, and either ballet flats, pumps, or you could even go with some booties.  Also, I would accessorize with a necklace.  And to the dress on the right, you might even add this tweed jacket.

Faux Leather Look Ponte Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited
Faux Leather Dress sold @ The Limited

knit skirt, knit sweater, the limited, bogo sale

KNIT TREND: I love that this looks like a dress but actually it is separates - a sweater and a skirt.  This adds to its wear-ability and number of options - the skirt could be worn on its own with a turtleneck or V-neck sweater and the sweater could be paired with skinny jeans and booties.  For these paired looks, I would keep it simple with either ballet flats or pumps.

Diamond Pattern Sweater sold @ The Limited
Diamond Pattern Knit Pencil Skirt sold @ The Limited

colorblock, tweed dress, tights, the limited

TWEED TREND: The first dress has a more youthful look with a higher waistline and fuller skirt, where the second dress is more formal with the grosgrain bow accent.  For the first dress I would keep it more playful with tights and flats or booties.  Also, for cooler weather, add a turtleneck or for a more edgy look a leather jacket. Also, I would add a statement necklace.   For the second dress, I would keep simple, with tights and pumps or flats.

OBR Sparkle Tweed Dress sold @ The Limited
Tweed Inset Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited

Leather trimmed dress, leather, dress, bogo sale, the limited

LEATHER TRIM TREND: Clothing trimmed in leather is a big trend this season - seen on sweatshirts, t-shirts, skirts, etc.  With the leather pattern on these dresses, I would keep it simple with flats or pumps.  I like the black opaque tights with the gray dress. Also, since this is a more form fitting knit dress, I might go with Spanx tights (plus they are reversible, either gray or brown with black) or Spanx shapers.

Faux Leather Trim Ponte Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited
Faux Leather Trim Ponte Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited

October 15, 2013

Look for Less: Lady in Red

dolce gabbana red dress, skater dress, platform pumps, gold jewelry, box clutch

Julia Roberts looks stunning in this red Dolce & Gabbana dress at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. This is one of her best looks - with its youthfulness and feminine mix. 

1. Three-Quarter Sleeve Stretch Cotton Skater Dress sold @ Express
2. Box Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
3. Jessica Simpson Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Pump sold @ Nordstrom
4. Dangling Metallic Leaf Earrings sold @ Charlotte Russe

October 14, 2013

Finds & Deals: On Trend Boots

Piperlime, Nordstrom, strappy boots, moto boots, otk boots, over the knee, sam edelman, leopard, studded, joe's, steve madden

Shoes are one of my favorite things… especially boots. This fall there are a lot of on trend styles -  moto, over the knee (OTK), stappy, along different materials - leather, calf hair, and suede.  Here are a few picks from two of my favorite stores - Nordstrom and Piperlime.

1. Steve Madden Tiarraa Boot sold @ Nordstrom
2. Sam Edelman Kenley Boot sold @ Piperlime
3. LONDON TRASH Diane' Boot sold @ Nordstrom
4. LONDON TRASH Della Boot sold @ Nordstrom
5. REPORT Signature Gwyn Over the Knee Boot sold @ Nordstrom
6. Sam Edelman Kayla Over the Knee Boot sold @ Nordstrom
7. BCBGeneration Warner Boot sold @ Nordstrom
8. Joe's Seren Boot sold @ Nordstrom

October 13, 2013

How to Wear: Black and White

houndstooth, t-strap pump, aldo, zara, shopbop, mango, blazer

1. Short Blazer with Gold Coloured Buttons sold @ Zara
2. Pleated Satin Finish Blouse sold @ Mango
3. Kveta T-strap Pump sold @ Aldo
4. Gorjana Marni Mid Finger Ring sold @ Shopbop
5. Houndstooth Print Trousers sold @ Zara
6. House of Harlow 1960 Keyboard Wrap Ring sold @ Shopbop

October 11, 2013

What to Wear: With a Wrap

Wrap, Ann Taylor, OTK boots, vince camuto, nordstrom, piperlime, sale, statement necklace, fashion, style, what to wear fall

1. Spotted Leather Wrap sold @ Ann Taylor (40% off - No Code Needed)
2. Tinley Road Stone Drop Statement Necklace sold @ Piperlime (30% off - Code: Fall)
3. Vince Camuto Avery Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag sold @ Nordstrom
4. Sigerson Morrison Ilaine Boot sold @ Piperlime (seen here)

October 10, 2013

NYC Inspiration

Staten island ferry, New York city, NYC, architecture

I thought I would deviate from my usual posting today of shopping finds and instead share a fashion design collection that I created based off of my inspiration from NYC architecture.  I love the architectural lines of New York city buildings, and I wanted to create a modern and structural collection.  Below are nine looks with some prominent trends this season -- such as quilted materials, leather, and OTK boots. What are your thoughts - would you wear or buy any of these looks?

quilted leather, OTK boots, fashion design, fashion illustration, fall 2013, pencil skirt, wool coat

quilted leather, OTK boots, fashion design, fashion illustration, fall 2013, pencil skirt, wool coat, skinny jeans

fashion design, fashion illustration, over the knee boots, OTK boots, skinny pants, pencil skirt, quilted leather, quilted faux leather, shift dress, leather shift dress

October 8, 2013

Look for Less: Olivia Palermo in Paris

olivia palermo, style, trends, camouflage, pumps, nine west, cameron silver, leather leggings, navy, nordstrom, mango, gap, topshop

Olivia Palermo had a great street look at Paris fashion week.  I love how she mixed unexpected colors and patterns, like the navy belt with the green camo print.

1. Pocket Metallic T-shirt sold @ Mango
2. Rebecca Minkoff Affair Leather Shoulder Bag sold @ Nordstrom
3. Studded Cotton Blazer sold @ Mango
4. Skinny Glitter Belt sold @ Gap (30% off - Code: GapMore)
5. Nine West Jace Camo Pump sold @ Nordstrom
6. Topshop Faux Leather Front Leggings sold @ Nordstrom

October 7, 2013

Finds & Deals: Fall Booties

Nine west, piperlime, aspida bootie, brettly bootie, sam edelman, margo boot
1. Brettly Bootie sold @ Nine West
2. Tesoro Bootie sold @ Nine West
3. Aspida Bootie sold @ Nine West
4. Sam Edelman Margo Boot sold @ Piperlime

October 4, 2013

How to Wear: Black and White

booties, leather leggings, leather pants, sweatshirt, zebra sweatshirt, h&m, mango, piperlime, house of harlow

1. Long Sweatshirt sold @ H&M
2. Ivanka Trump Trixie Boot sold @ Piperlime
3. House of Harlow 1960 Infinite Pathway Bracelet sold @ Piperlime
4. Faux Leather Leggings sold @ Mango

October 2, 2013

What to Wear: Winter

fair isle sweater, slouchy boots, joe's jeans, wedge booties, nordstrom, shopbop, piperlime, citizens of humanity, michael kors watch, cashmere sweaters, skinny jeans
I might not be ready for the cold weather of winter, but I am definitely ready for sweaters, skinny jeans, and booties, especially these slouchy wedge ones from Joe's Jeans.

1. Citizens of Humanity Ultra Skinny Jeans sold @ Nordstrom
2. Halogen Fair Isle Cashmere Sweater sold @ Nordstrom
3. Michael Kors Lexington Watch sold @ Piperlime
4. Joe's Jeans Shirley Wedge Boots sold @ Shopbop (or Piperlime)

October 1, 2013

Look for Less: Lace-Up Sandals

express shoes, sandals, lace-up sandals, aquazzura
Cut-Out Lace-Up Heeled Sandal sold @ Express
Aquazzura Chelsea Lace-Up Leather Sandals sold @ Net-A-Porter