Posts for November 1st 2006
I just can't say enough about one of this season's most must-have styles, flat boots. I particularly love the photo spread from the upcoming issue of Life & Style, showing all of the different ways that fashionable celebs are sporting this trend. Lindsay Lohan hits all the marks for a casual urban look, while Hilary Swank goes for a swinging '60s vibe. I love how Hilary pairs the girly black-and-white coat with opaque tights and tall, flat black boots, making her outerwear into an outfit in itself.
I love online deals, but there's really nothing that can match the frenzied excitement of a good department-store sale. That's why I'm thrilled about Bloomingdale's First Chance, which starts tomorrow, Nov. 2, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 5. Held at Bloomie's locations nationwide, this event is offering crazy discounts—namely, an additional 40 percent off of almost all already reduced fall fashions. I love the idea of being able to stock up on cold-weather clothes when it's actually still cold! Merchandise will vary from store to store, but here are some of my picks from scoping out the sale items on Bloomingdales.com. (To find a store near you, click here.)
Cynthia Steffe Cadet Jacket, $239, available here.
BCBG Max Azria Iris Pocket Satchel, $319.99, available here.
To see the rest, read more
Most MP3 players come with a pretty boring pair of headphones, so why not add a little bling to your earbuds? These fabulously adorable and crystal-encrusted Shuga Buds Swarovski Earphones are sure to be a No. 1 hit! The standard-size buds will fit any iPod, stereo, or other MP3 player, and they even come in a cute little pocket-sized case so they won't tangle. The headphones are available in black or white with gold, green, pink, or clear crystals. Buy them in white here and in black here for $48.
On Monday, I told you about an all-new feature, the TeamSugar Look Book, which lets us upload photos of our favorite outfits. (To learn how to upload an outfit, click here.) I'll be posting regular Looks of the Day from TeamSugar users, so email or message me if you have an outfit you think should be considered! It's super easy to start sharing your favorite looks.
Now, allow me to introduce today's Look of the Day, created by Sassy_Me, who shows us that mere mortals can pull of skinny jeans and believes that "a red pair of shoes can sass up any outfit."
- Top: Stella McCartney for H&M Skirt, worn as top
- Jeans: Urban Outfitters
- Shoes: Ellen Tracy
- Necklace: Forever 21
Jonathan Antin—star of the reality show Blowout and creator of the fabulous Dirt Texturizing Paste—feels very strongly about water. Throughout his two-decade career styling the hair of celebrities, models, and other clients, he has observed that hair is extremely affected by the quality of the water in which it is washed. Pure, filtered spring water creates softer, shinier, and more manageable hair, while water full of chemicals often makes your locks dry and brittle. He has even suggested that his clients rinse their hair with bottled water before an important photo shoot.
To that end, the hair guru has released the Jonathan Beauty Water Shower Purification System, which helps balance out water to keep it free of chlorine and heavy metals and make your hair shiny and healthy. The high-grade water filter is easy to install and fits right onto your shower head; each filter lasts anywhere from three to six months. Buy it here for $95.
Ever since I saw Lindsay Lohan carrying a new bag from Chloe's Spring 2007 collection, I've been jonesing for some more previews of what's to come next season. Thankfully, the plugged-in people at Style.com just released the Spring Accessory Report, which you can view in its entirety here. This extensive round-up shows off all of the great designer shoes, handbags, and jewelry set to hit stores this spring; especially notable are the vibrant greens and new materials, like stingray. Here are some of my favorite looks.
Christian Louboutin Mirrored Silver-Leather Platform Slingback
Zac Posen Leather-and-Stingray Irina Frame Bag
Manolo Blahnik Green Linen Pump
To see the rest, read more
Buying fresh organic produce from the farmer's market is all the rage these days, and there's something very romantic about wandering the stalls of local merchants on an early Autumn morning. For me, a trip to the farmer's market is also an excuse to put together a perfect produce-shopping ensemble, starting with this apple-red and gray Splendid Rugby Stripe Dress, available here for $106.
Now, let's all go Fab Finding for some other farmer's market fashion, including comfy shoes, a warm jacket, and, of course, a large, practical tote for your produce. Be sure to come back and tell us that your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with the phrase "Farmers Market." To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores, read more
Jessica Alba looks street chic walking in Vancouver with her hottie boyfriend (in matching coats!) and adorable pup. Doesn't her easy, trendy style make you want to cozy up in some new winter garb? To get a head start, we thought we would help you plan your winter wardrobe. Here's how to get Jessica's classic look.
UPDATE: I just learned that Jessica's coat is actually the TNA Wool Buttoned Duffel Jacket, from a boutique in Vancouver called Aritzia. The coat isn't available online, but here is a similar version.
Burberry Hooded Duffle Coat, $695, available here.
D&G Sunglasses, $199, available here.
To get the rest of Jessica's gear, read more
Paired with some tall boots and a cute pea coat, a bold print dress is a great, effortless option for Fall. Right now, there are so many artful, flowy print dresses in stores than I can hardly stand not to buy them all, so I thought I would share them with you. Veering from mod to feminine to chic, these looks are sure to get you noticed. Here are some of my favorite print dresses at designer and non-designer prices.
T-Bags V-Neck Dress, $212, available here.
Rachel Pally Turtleneck Sheath Dress in Bungee/Fish, $207, available here.
Issa Long Sleeve Wrap Dress, $400, available here.
To see the rest, read more