Friday, July 31, 2009

Everyday Casual Boots

Some people have been asking me for boot advice for the fall, and if you aren't into the harness boot I posted a few days ago (understandable, hardware is not for everyone!) Frye has another boot that I love, I have it in a cognac color and love them for everyday casual wear -

FRYE Women's Maxine Campus Boot

I will post more formal boots another time, this one is in the spirit of the weekend.

A great (cheap) summer outfit

A cut tank top can be hard to find, I just don't like the idea of spending too much on my tank tops and other summer tees. They just don't last long enough to justify it.

So I was pretty excited when I saw this one from Vera Wang's inexpensive line for Kohls-

Simply Vera Pleated Tank

I love the pleating detail around the collar on this top, I think it adds something different to a basic tank.

The line has a lot of other cute things, I don't think it would be hard to get your order up to $75 to qualify for free shipping. Like how about this cream exotic looking belt -

How cute is that ivory faux snake belt
and it's less than $15!

And this fantastic multi-strand necklace
I LOVE it! It also comes in a lovely bright, deep blue.

You can get a whole outfit at Kohl's for the free shipping minimum, how great is that?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Puple Biker Boots (Frye Harness boots)

Holy crap, I just found these Frye Harness boots in PLUM - I LOVE them, I think you will too!

This is the standard brown -

FRYE Women's Harness 12R Boot

click on the photo to see the purple, and many more surprising colors. I see purple biker boots in my future...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gorgeous Leather Jackets

I have been looking at leather jackets lately, I think this fall I will finally take the plunge! There are so many gorgeous options out there, no need to stick with standard black (although I love those too...) like this light, buttery leather with a fantastic collar -

William Rast New Ruffle Leather Jacket in Mushroom

This perfect light gray Diesel version of the biker jacket is even on sale -

Diesel Lamian Jacket in Light Gray

and here is a navy version, on sale for even less -

Corpus Leather Moto Jacket in Navy

There are so many more where those came from!

From another site we have this cashmere lined Young Fabulous and Broke leather bomber jacket

And these Jackets that are on sale -

Madison Marcus leather rib jacket in black

and how about this way to get in on the studded leather trend (instead of a bag) - Madison Marcus leather zip jacket with studs in cappucino

So many options to get ready for fall!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Black Shoes You Can Stand In (work, travel, conference shoes)

I have a client who is a professor, she stands in front of a classroom for a while, and needs to look professional. Her basic black shoes left something to be desired so I'm on a quest to find replacements for her that are comfortable, timeless and affordable. I did find a few that fit the very demanding bill -

This pair of Ecco's look like a classic black pump, with a low heel and a nice pointy toe - I like this alot!

ECCO Women's Gamboola  Pump

Ecco also has these sharp T-straps -

ECCO Women's Gisborne T-Strap Pump

This low wedge comes in black too (and it's on sale) -

ECCO Women's Durango Pump

These with an ankle strap are really sharp, with a pointy toe and a slightly higher heel (and that ankle strap gives more stability)-

Gwyneth Shoes Women's Layla Pump

These Ros Hommerson pointy toe slingbacks come in a few colors -

Ros Hommerson Women's Posh Slingback

They also come in several widths, great for anyone who has a wider foot. I like the black kidskin, but the pearl leather is also a really nice, unexpected color. Love it.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Monday!

I am in love with this skirt, it's Forever 21, and $15.80. That is crazy, and yes it's a total rip-off of a BCBG skirt, which is probably itself a rip-off of some haute brand, and yet still at less than $16 I'm not sure I care so much.

Sample Sale Highlights for the week (Zac Posen, Casadei, Behnaz Sarafpour, Lee Angel, Gorjana, Rachel Roy, Furla, etc)

Highlights for the week (click on the name of the site for the invitation link)

Haute Look

Monday - They do the sample sales for the luxury goods site Vivre, there should be gorgeous pieces on sale here.

Wednesday - Goldhawk, Vix swimwear, Gorjana jewelry

Rue La La

Monday - Casadei shoes,

Tuesday - Furla

Wednesday - Cosabella, D&G women and men

Gilt Group

Monday - Zac Posen, John Varvatos

Tuesday - Casadei, Lee Angel, Helmut Lang

Wednesday - Rachel Roy, Inhabit, Carlos Falchi

Thursday - Theory for men, Behnaz Sarafpour, Marc by Marc Jacobs swim


Monday - Donald J. Pliner

Wednesday - Mac and Jac

Thursday - Sweet Pea

Friday - Nicole Miller

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dreamy Summer Whites

I saw a photo of Eva Mendes strolling through an Italian town wearing the perfect white summer dress, of course that one is Dolce and Gabbana which is out of most of our price ranges, but I found this on Yoox and thought I'd build my own dreamy summer outfit.

Lets start with the dress -

She also wore tan platform sandals, this pair is good -

Easy Spirit Women's Summer Glow Wedge

Plus they look way more comfortable than a super sky high version, cute and comfortable = the holy grail of shoes!

And a non-leather bag, (Eva's was cream canvas) but I kind of like this Lilly Pulitzer straw tote that's on sale on Piperlime -

Women's shoes/bags: Lilly Pulitzer At Ease Straw Tote - White

I also like this one for it's intersting shape and the sharp contrast between the straw and the dark edges, it's a very eye-catching, lady-like bag -

Women's shoes/bags: Elaine Turner Shelly Top Handle - Black

And the jewelry, bangles, and cool sunglasses of course to follow...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

inexpensive tops (summer work clothes)

I'm always looking for cute well-priced tops, and I think I have found a few -

New York & Company Women's City Style Sleeveless Print Ruffle Top

I love the color, the v-neck, the button placket and the ruffle. very cute, and under $30! It also comes in solid colors, pink, white and more -

New York & Company Women's City Style Sleeveless Solid Ruffle Top

I also like this cardigan -

New York & Company Women's City Style Tuxedo Cardigan

The buttons on the sleeves are a great detail.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Perfect Vacation/Summer Dress on Sale

I have posted this Ella Moss dress before -

Ella Moss Tahiti Flower Long Dress in Harbor

But now it's down to $73. I can't believe how cheap this is. If you have a beach vacation left this summer this is the perfect dress for you, throw it on over a swimsuit to have lunch, or wear pretty sandals and wear it out for dinner. Plus, it will just roll up into your bag and will never wrinkle. Does it get better than that? not sure.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

cute cotton jackets

I am always looking for cute jackets, it's really hard to find good ones, but I was scoping out the Armani Exchange site and found a few of them!

A Little Edge

I bought these Paige jeans last week from Overstock -

Paige Premium Denim Women's 'Roxbury' Crop Jeans

They are a lovely light blue which doesn't come through very well in the photo. The style is really low waisted, even I was a little surprised, but I do like them. Another thing that surprised me was that when I try them on, I feel like they need a little rock n' roll, they suggest it(the rock n' roll thing) but need something kind of 'rough' to look right. So, I was thinking all these shoes with studs would be perfect but there are some issues to think about. First, I am not going to wear one those shoe bootie thingies with stiletto heels. Second, the legs of the jeans are quite fitted, so if I go with a pointy shoe or a flat sandal I look like I have clown feet (what can I say, I have long feet for my size) and then I found these -

Studded Black Wedge Sandals

I have to say, I think they are perfect. The have a wedge heel instead of a stiletto, have a rounded toe, and look at all that black leather and studs! I love them.

Then there is also this gorgeous pair of dove grey flats by Loeffler Randall -

These Loeffler Randall dove studded flats
are marked down 50%, very nice!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Insane Designer Deals At Yoox

Yoox is having an unbelievable sale on summer things,

Up to an Extra 60% off Spring Summer Collections on YOOX.COM!

This gorgeous blue cashmere sweater is marked down to just over $100 from $300+ -

It would look great with skinny jeans or with trousers at the office.

Galliano Jeans (and many many other brands like Superfine and Alexander McQueen) are also incredible deals, these are $70!

This AWESOME Costume National dress ($800 originally, now $300) -

This adorable skirt would make a lovely and unexpected choice for a special occasion -

Imagine it with a luxe looking cashmere t-shirt or cowlneck and some sky high heels. Perfection.

There are so many adorable dresses and skirts marked down to insane prices, whether you are looking for the perfect jeans, work clothes or an outfit for a special event, it's definitely worth looking through what they've got.