Whether with chain necklaces piled on top, as our example Lindsay Price flaunts, or simply untied, this invitation reads black tie not optional. The black tie detail is the pivotal player here, delivering a masculine/feminine message. Not so into bows? Here is a laid-back alternative. If you exercise your option, do like Lindsay and pile on some glitzy bling, and keep the rest sexy and sleek.
No, not the gas station, but rather, a V design created by woven contrasting colored V design or printed V design. Designers often create a chevron design by cutting a stripe on the bias. Missoni often incorporates chevron in its dresses, tops, and pants.
If this funky pattern agrees with your taste, get this Development Zanadu Flutter Sleeve Blouse ($260).
Debut Boutique is making its debut on Fab with a Summer cleaning sale. Cool dresses, blouses, shorts, and bags are all up to 75 percent off the original retail price.
How darling is this Development Mauve Silk Shrug ($94, originally $237)? It would serve as the ideal cover up on a hot evening. The new discounted price is quite darling, too!
Forget, for a second, the fact that Becki Newton needs some matte control, and focus on her from the neck down. I love her almost all — but not really — black look. The blue sequin panel running down her Development dress is a fresh take on all-over sequins and a good option for those who like shine in small doses. The ivory shoes aren't my favorite, but her stacked bangles, black patent clutch, and satin jacket draw most of the attention anyway.
Eyelets have taken on a new color — black. The traditional eyelet has been associated with Raggedy Anne dowdiness and hot Summer days but has since gone way of the dark side; evoking a sexier, mature look. See Victoria Beckham wearing a flirty, black eyelet Milly dress. Sidenote: Milly, really? Cool Posh.
While I am more of a Chai latte girl, these ladies are making me yearn for a Mochachino. If you looked in my closet the least color you will see is beige or camel or tan — you get my point. When I feel like going colorless I prefer black or grey. But always one with an open mind about fashion, I may reconsider. Rachel, Sarah and Emma prove a sip of a Mochachino does provide quite a jolt.
I have a tendency to seriously cover up when the weather is gelid. In an effort to let our skin breathe, I say peek-a-boo you. Spring will be all about sensuality so get a jumpstart with some sexy cut outs, sheer fabrics and keyhole necklines. I know it's cold outside, but don't we always want to look hot?
When you give her the choice between staying in and going out, she always chooses staying in. But no matter. She's the perfect date for when you feel like curling up to watch a good movie. The Homebody: She lives for things like comfy yoga pants and cozy cashmere slippers — perfect for putting the brakes on life and taking some time to stop and smell the roses.
Have you all turned into vampiresses on me? It's seems like you are paying an awful lot of attention to necks and necklines recently. This week, for instance, your Fab Finds were filled with embellished necklines. Tops, dresses, you name it: they had ruffles, beading, lace, embroidery, the works! The neck is an erogenous zone, so hey, why not draw a little attention to it?
The Fab Finder of the week is Belowen, who found this pretty, Victorian-inspired lace-inset blouse. Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Nanette Lepore Lace Insert Swing Top, found by Belowen.
- Silk Cutaway Top, found by amh678.
- Thomas Wylde Small Skull Embossed Top, found by Belowen.
- Catherine Malandrino Embroidered Blouse, found by lydia holmes.
- Elijah Beaded Neckline Mini Dress, found by klynnmorton.
- Development Sleeveless Cami, found by Fashionsugar.
- Anna Sui Sparkle Sleeveless Top, found by lydia holmes.
- Christopher Deane Sleeveless Brocade Top, found by lydia holmes.
When Shopbop has a sale as massive as this one, you drop everything you're working on and start shopping - pronto! With free shipping, it would be silly not to at least browse.
This time around, the Spring clearance has too-good-to-pass-up items on sale like this Maria Bonita Extra Bag Pin, $15 (originally $21). It is just so adorable and I love that it's purple; it's the most unique way to show the world that you're a handbag fiend!
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