Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Runway:

The Real Way:

I’m pretty positive most of us are not in the market to buy an evening gown any time soon, so lets focus on the day time outfits.

Pastels are big this season, and they look feminine yet still grounded here when paired with small black and white prints. I’m also in love with the peplum tops; peplum is another huge trend for spring.  And of course there are the jackets. These trenches are another way to add drama and structure to an otherwise soft and feminine look.

So if I could sum up this Spring/Summer look into five words it would be: Structured top. Flowy skirt. Trench.

Below are some of the more affordable alternatives. Asos is packed with cute peplum tops (which would also look great with some skinny capris),  American Apparel with flowy skirts, and of course Zara has some great trenches. I’m particularly in love with the white 3/4 sleeve one.

What do you guys think of this look? What is your favorite trend for spring?

Happy Shopping 🙂


Loehmann’s is probably one of the best places to find a constant supply of beautiful clothing at discounted prices. The actual store is ideal (if you live near one, make the trip!), but for those of us who don’t have access to the real life version, there is a website, and the deals are incredible. Here are two Halston Heritage dresses that were featured in Sex and the City 2. I fell in love with them when I saw the movie, and here they are for almost 60% off!

Dress #1 on Carrie Bradshaw...

...and dress #2

Dress #1 is marked down from $325 to $139.99, while dress #2 is marked down from $435 to $179.99.

Still a little expensive? Yes…but it’s Friday night, and you just got paid. And yes, I did just quote ‘N SYNC.

Happy shopping!

Before I get started, let’s take a look at the inspiration for this post:

To drool over some more Dolce check out their page on net-a-porter.

For the rest of us who can’t afford to spend almost $4,000 on a dress covered in Eggplants, here are some tips for pulling off the 50’s Italian-glam look.

Tread with caution. As much as I hate to admit it, I am not Dolce … or Gabbana. This look is hard to pull off and it runs a high risk of looking dated and/or tacky if you do it wrong. Always remember that fit = flattery and that its safer to only take on one or two elements of this look rather than try to go all out.

Below are two outfits by Zara that give you the one-print-head-to-toe look. Zara also provides another alternative with some vegetation-themed printed trousers.

If you’re leaning more towards the vintage style and cut of the fabric, then try the dress from H&M

Feeling a bit more lady like? Check out Dolce & Gabbana’s macrame suit and the H&M alternative for only $30.

I would break up the uniformity a little by adding simple sparkly jewelry (channeling the jeweled buttons seen in the video) with solid black shoes  for evening. For day I love the idea of this look with a woven/straw bag and strappy espadrilles.

And there you have it 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Think of this as your mid-week “pick me up”. That’s right; here are six gorgeous pairs of shoes, and every one of them is priced under $100. They’re not just any heels either; they’re quality shoes that are worth a lot more than what you’ll pay for them here…who can say no to that.

Everything seen here was found on (the Zappos outlet).

Ready to buy? Here are the links to each pair:

Cole Haan Wedges

Elizabeth and James Strappy Sandals

Elizabeth and James Python Pumps

Michael Kors Gold Sandals

Pour La Victoire Pumps

Sam Edelman Leopard Pumps

Happy shopping!

Target’s newest collaboration with The Webster, an upscale boutique in Miami, is set to launch on May 6th. The collection, true to Miami style, includes large tropical prints and bright colors (melon is particularly prominent). The entire line includes women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, as well as shoes and other accessories.  There is not one piece in the entire collection that is priced above $50…now that’s a deal. Here is the advertisement that was recently run on Tumblr.

For an interview with The Webster co-founder and CEO, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, and a slideshow of the entire collection, click here.

Happy shopping!