Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tax Free Hauls

Rings from JC Penny - $8 each
Necklace from JC Penny - $5.99
Necklace from JC Penny - $5.99
Bracelet from JCPenny - $8.28
Bracelet from JCPenny - $7.99
Nine West Eden's - $20
Earrings from Claire's - Buy two get one free $12.50
Nine West Flats - $20
Nine West Flats - $20
Gap Dress - $16.99
Maurice's Ruffle Top - $29.99
Walmart Dress - $9.00
Maurice's Crop Pants - $10

The Maurice's top and pants, some of the JC Penny jewelry, and the Walmart dress I bought in South Dakota while visiting my grandma. And the rest I bought at home over tax free weekend. I'm really happy with it all and I was SO excited about my new shoes! I went into Nine West just to waste time not expecting to find or buy anything but I ended up finding so many great pairs of flats on sale for only $29.99 and then if you buy more than 2 pairs of shoes you get 20% so for all three shoes I only paid $80! Hopefully this and my Neiman Marcus hauls with suffice for my back to school shopping!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Katie Holmes self-designed dress

Katie surprised everyone at the Tropic Thunder red carpet in Los Angeles by wearing a navy dress that she designed herself with the assistance of her stylist Jeanne Yang. Her dress received great reviews, her rep says that there is no line in the works.

I love the style and her new 'do, but the dress looks almost messy and unfinished. I think she looks great, but the leather trimming on the bodice should have been done more cleanly, but I'm a perfectionist and slightly OCD.

So...What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gilt Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Sale

I just about died when I saw the email that the Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Handbags sale had begun. Unfortunately, I've been out of town in South Dakota and haven't been able to get on the internet and missed the bags. Here's a preview of my favorite bags, the first being the one I already own!

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And if I work up the courage, I may order this for $278:

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Express F&F Coupon

Get 20% off at Express August 8-9! To use in-store print this coupon and take it in, to use online put in promo code 4566. If you're feeling friendly, pass it on to a friend!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I have noticed my lack of rings and classic bracelets and necklaces and decided that I need to buy some new accessories! (darn, huh?) Here is what I've picked out from Forever 21...what do we think?

also in cream and red in addition to this teal

What would you take out?

Friday, July 25, 2008


Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano's collection debuted on Bluefly on this past Wednesday. Currently it consists of 5 pieces, all ranging from $96-$590, including the 20% off that Bluefly is giving right now. Despite the small amount that is for sale, other pictures shown suggest that more is to be released from the designer. It looks promising! Make sure to check out the video to get your long needed dose of fierceness that we miss from Project Runway.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #7

Oscar De La Renta

Full skirts, sparkly accents and tights...three of my favorite things! This collection embodies most of what I enjoy, I love sparkle and sheen on fabrics and in outfits (done classy and chic, of course). The colors were kept to neutrals like black, gray and navy but accented them with metallics - so keep that in mind when making your fall and winter outfits!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #6

Luca Luca Fall 2008

Doing a monochromatic collection, like Bottega Venetta, the silhouettes and textures became Luca Luca's main focus. It gave a lot of insight into what we will be seeing in stores and wearing for the winter. Luca Luca also included gloves in her collection like Bottega Venetta and DVF, but threw in a twist but not having them full gloves and having them only covering the wrists and palms.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #5

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2008

I absolutely adore DVF. If I could live in one designer for the rest of my live, she would be it. As she always does, she used bright colors and bold patterns. She included wide-strapped heels that have been popping up in other stores, so it should be a trend to look out for! She also used gloves as Bottega Venetta did, but she did not use such a short length.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #4

Bottega Venetta Fall 2008

As a very monochromatic collection, the silhouettes were the main focus of these pieces. The dresses reminded me of Breakfast at Tiffany's; classic and chic. Bottega Venetta use of gloves added to the Breakfast at Tiffany's feel and seemed like a very chic trend to look forward to for fall!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #3

Rachel Roy Fall 2008

I almost get a victorian feel from this collection. I loved the rich colors used and love the feather and broach details. Also, take notice that Rachel Roy has done the same style belt as BCBG did in their collection. I was intrigued by the hat of the last model, perhaps we will see hats making more of a statement than usual?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #2

BCBG Fall 2008

The trend of nude heels transfered to clothing for BCBG. They also continue the belted waist trend but I love how they throw it off with a tied, messy belt. Gorgeous silhouettes and beautiful shades of white, ivory and nude.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fall 2008 Runway #1

I'll be introducing you to four looks from the Fall 2008 Runway collections from various designers for this week, including my comments and thoughts on them. Our first installment is:

Gucci Fall 2008

I love the use of so many bold patterns at Gucci, and I'm so happy to see that we'll have black tights again for fall/winter! Hopefully we will see that tights continue to be a trend throughout other designers collections.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Neiman Marcus Pre-Sale

I took advantage of my mom's discount again during the pre-sale at Neiman Marcus and bought some really incredible things and saved an incredible amount of money! Unfortunately, I still spent enough in June to put me on a buy ban for July....

ABS Woven Dress - Saved $121

DVF Cougarette - Saved $161

Citizens for Humanity Jeans - Saved $108

Vince Quilted Leather Cropped Jacket - Saved $408

DVF Zanne - Saved $209

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gilt Groupe

The Gilt Groupe is quickly becoming a huge sensation. All sales last 36 hours, feature items from one designer, and take place only on Sales are first come, first served. Prices are so incredible, many items are up to 70% off. Unfortunately, this website is invite only, but I would love to invite anybody that wants to indulge in their sales.

Send me an email to with 'Gilt' as the subject. I will send your invite as promptly as I can.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Trembled Blossom

A very interesting Prada animation was published onto Youtube titled 'Trembled Blossom', and thought I would share it

and a second video, for Prada eyewear


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Get a Glimpse

Looking for something really specific to buy for spring or summer? Well I have found the perfect website, just type in what you're looking for in the line provided and it will pop up all things that match what you're looking for from many different stores and brands. Items are displayed with a picture, their brand and name and price! C'est tres facile!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Floral Thong Sandals

I've noticed a trend circulating that I believe was started by the Tory Burch style flip flops, but who's to know who was first. It is a flower placed on the spot where the straps meet on flip flops. Many brands are featuring them from Poetic License to Chanel.

Costablanca Agnes Suede Floral Thong Sandal

Tory Burch Breely Patent Thong Sandal

Miu Miu Floral Flat Thong Sandal

Chanel CC Flower Thong Sandal

Poetic License Margarita

Guiseppe Zanotti E80114