Monday, September 29, 2008

Awesome Black Jeans

I have a friend who is obsessed with these Jeans, ok maybe not quite obsessed but very very into them, and I can totally see why -

Earnest Sewn Harlan Cigarette Leg in One Rinse

I would wear them with flats, and probably live in them all winter. You should too!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Gorgeous fall party shoe

I am fickle when it comes to shoes, or maybe more like polyamorous because I have fallen in love with yet another pair -

oh...DEER! Women's Aquarius Pump

I got them in black patent and MUST have this red. They have been marked down to $61! how great is that. They look amazing on, and the heel is a totally do-able height. My mom even said that if they were in her size she would steal them from me. Now that is amazing.

not your grandmother's shapewear....

I was shopping the other day (I know, shocking) and stumbled upon these Yummy Tummie tanks,

They are like a regular tank on top, and then a shaping material towards the bottom so that it can hold you in and smooth you out-

It's amazing, and they come in different strap widths, so if the skinny straps are not your thing, fear not (and kudos to you for knowing that).

There is also the Spanx version -

This one also looks fantastic, especially if maybe what you are worried about is the dreaded 'back fat' -

The Sassybax version has gotten alot of airtime lately - I thin because some of the women on the food network use it - particularly the ones who you think "there is no way they eat the crap they make on tv..." Maybe this is part of their secret?

The options are amazing these days, and they don't look like body armor anymore (like what they wear on Mad Men) or maybe what you remember your grandmother wearing. These are comfortable options that let your skin breathe and won't cause pain - no Scarlet O'Hara corset pain here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

weekend skirt

Everyone needs a great go-t0 skirt. This awesome denim skirt will be fantastic for any casual situation, including work if your office is totally informal. It's totally worth it because I promise you, you will wear it for a LONG time...

Earnest Sewn Maya Skirt in One Rinse

Great Work and Conference Clothes on SALE!

It is that time again, for the Brooks Brothers friends and family sale, that menas 25% off of everything!

Save 25% at Brooks Brothers' Friends and Family Event 9/24-9/28 Only! Coupon Code: friend68

This is the perfect time to stock up on some great pieces for work,
Non-Iron shirts are for men and women, and the women's sizes also come in petite -

Petite Non-Iron Classic Fit Double Stripe Dress Shirt with DOW XLA™

Take the striped shirt above, it's classic fit and comes in a wide range of sizes. It would look great with a suit, a sweater over it, or if you have a sweater set put the shell (the bottom part) over it like a sweater vest with the collar peeking out. I love that look. Add a long or chunky necklace to make the look your own.

This non-iron shirt is in tailored fit, and has french cuffs, a wonderful detail. It makes the cuffs look fantastic, and cuff links for women a fun way to add jewelry subtly.

Non-Iron French Cuff Multi Stripe Dress Shirt with DOW XLA™

I love this wool tweed pencil skirt -

Wool Tweed Skirt

It's a great shape and has those two lines down the front. It might feel strange to buy a wool skirt when it's still warm, but with the 25% off this is the perfect time.

And then there are the coats, like this trench,

Cropped Cotton Trench Coat

They call it cropped, but I think it's just a little shorter than the traditional trench. The word cropped brings to mind something that fall above the hips.

And the camel hair coat -

Italian Camel Hair Polo Coat

which also comes in petite.

No more excuses about not having the right work clothes...

eLuxury Sale, Zac Posen, Nina Ricci, J Brand and much more

Take an additional 25% off all sale items
at eLuxury.

With the sale, this Zac Posen clutch would be about $350, that's half the original price!

The black version is also on sale, along with a few other Zac Posen bags - and thus further on sale -

And I LOVE these Dolce and Gabbana snakeskin peep-toe pumps, I'm such a sucker for all things snake...

With the sale they also end up being well below half the original price!

Happy shopping!

Bridal Shower outfit

My Chicago shower is this weekend and I'm still figuring out what I'm going to wear. Ack! For a while I thought I would wear a red Moschino Cheap and Chic dress I monitored for months to get it marked down 70%, Net-a-Porter still has the purple version:

I love the dress, although there is NO way it is worth it's full price at $789. I got my red version for $250 from Shopbop!!! I am quite proud of myself, my grandmother trained me in bargain shopping as if it is an Olympic sport.

And with the red dress I wanted to wear these shoes:

Modern Vintage Women's Zara D'orsay Pump

But here is the thing, I am now thinking this outfit might be a little too "evening" for a lunch.
So instead, maybe this Loeffler Randall dress I bought this summer -

Ideas for shoes?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sock Hop at the Emmys

I may be beating a dead horse here, but I have 1 more Emmy's fashion post, I am totally digging this tea-length (or maybe it's ankle length?) strapless dress style that seems to have taken Hollywood by storm,

my favorites:

America Ferrera-

The hair, the makeup, she looks amazing and the dress is gorgeous.

Lisa Edelstein -

How cute is she???? And the dress, my lord I love it.

And Marcia Cross looks great as well -

These dresses are like sock-hop clothes after a major upgrade, I love it. But of course notice one thing these lovely ladies all have in common in these photos are sky-high heels, necessary so the skirt cutting off at the ankle doesn't make anyone look squat (not that it's even possible with these women)

So, how can we recreate this look? I'd say carefully. And maybe within the 'spirit' of it,

Like this cute black dress -

Just add great hair, makeup and fun accessories and you have your own version of America's Emmy outfit.

Or this gorgeous skirt -

I love the swish factor and appliqu├ęs, like Lisa's dress above.

Or this AMAZING option -

Christopher Deane Karolina Polka Dot Dress in Black/White

I love that dress, and even better, it's on sale - 50% off. Buy it, that dress deserves a good home.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What the Emmy's teach us about wearing a bra

Christina Hendricks, otherwise known as Joan Holloway thanks to her Mad Men role (she was also in Firefly!), knows how to dress her "assets," case in point:

She has big boobs, but she has them right where they should be.

Susan Sarandon on the other hand:

And no, this is not about the cruelties of age or gravity, this is about the lack of an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder (from Beaches, yes) This is a woman who looks AMAZING above the neck and chose to leave the house without a bra. Seriously, her hair, her makeup, it's all so beautiful, but I'm blinded to it because her boobs are huge and creeping down to her waist. If she put on a bra she would look really shapely - be able to demonstrate she has a waist instead of looking like she is in a house-dress.

Another example of a beautiful bra wearing woman :

Chandra Wilson looks amazing.

to make sure no one else has Susan Sarandon's problem let's look at some great bras that come in a wide range of sizes -

Like this Wacoal Elegance bra that runs up to a G cup-

Here is a choice that comes in sizes up to G cup that has convertible straps, which means it can be worn with a halter dress or crisscrossed straps.

Maybe Susan didn't wear a bra because she didn't want the straps to show, and a strapless bra is not so effective for bigger sizes. A better choice in cases like this would be a bustier or longline bra which are not only for your wedding day, this would be a great choice -

or this one that goes up to DDD cup,

So, remember, support the boobs and voila, you will have a waist!