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As someone of 100% Caucasian decent, you might find it odd that my current accessory obsession is a way to instantly look like a Bollywood extra. But what can I say, I like to make a statement. And now, until the 22nd, you can get 75% off bangle sets on the Amrita Singh website with the code ArmCandy25. This brings the the price down to an affordable $25. Check out my favorites below:

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And speaking of Amrita Singh deals, I’ve ventured into the world of Threadflip, where I am currently selling a choker from the Hamptons collection for half off! Check it out here.

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Today Target and Neiman Marcus announced a collaboration with 24 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) designers to create a holidy collection, to be released on December 1st in both stores and online. If this hasn’t got you swooning already then let me add that the collection consists of 50+ items, is priced from $8-$500 (with most items under $60), AND “[their] teams worked closely with the designers to ensure each piece would impress. The details and materials include real leather and silk, hand beading, hand-blown glass and 18K gold.”

And now the list of designers:

Alice + Olivia

Altuzarra

Band of Outsiders

Brian Atwood

Carolina Herrera

Derek Lam

Diane von Furstenberg

Eddie Borgo

Jason Wu

Judith Leiber

Lela Rose

Marchesa

Marc Jacobs

Oscar de la Renta

Philip Crangi

Prabal Gurung

Proenza Schouler

Rag & Bone

Robert Rodriguez

Rodarte

Skaist-Taylor

Thom Browne

Tory Burch

Tracy Reese

No images have been released yet, but an ad campaign is expected in the Fall.

“I can think of no better finale to CFDA’s 50th Anniversary celebration than through this extraordinary designer collaboration,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg. “As designers, creativity is our best gift, and with the generous support of Neiman Marcus and Target, we are happy to have created specially designed products as a thank you to share with our consumers and friends.”

You said it Diane.

haute

adjective /ōt/

  • Fashionably elegant or high-class

cou·ture

noun /ko͞oˈto͝or/  /-ˈtYr/  coutures, plural

  • The design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements
  • The business of designing and making such clothes
  • Such clothes
    • – they were dressed in size eight printed-silk couture

Okay, okay, I know it’s not Monday. But I can’t let my laziness yesterday keep me from posting these runway shows for another whole week. There are a lot that I wanted to show you so I found some videos that were shorter but still gave a feel for the collections. Check them out and let me know what you think! Did you hate it? Did you love it? Which designer was your favorite?

Fun fact: The average couture outfit takes 280 hours to create!

Have a great day!

Going on one week with nothing but mother nature to entertain me, last night I decided to go rogue on an old denim jacket by stitch ripping the sleeves off to make a destroyed vest. This DIY from WhoWhatWear is definitely going to be the next step, check it out and stay tuned for the finished product!

Have a great day!

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“INGREDIENTS:
-Levi’s 501 Worn Roll Shorts ($49.50)
-Home Depot 2.75 Gallon Neat ‘n Tidy Bucket ($5)
-Clorox Bleach ($5)
-Westcott 12” Wood Ruler ($.99)
-Firm Grip Disposable Nitrile Gloves ($15/box)
-Heinz Distilled White Vinegar ($3/gallon)

DIRECTIONS:
Before you begin: make sure to wear plastic gloves before you begin working to protect your hands.

1. To create bleach solution, mix two parts water and one part bleach in a plastic bucket.

2. Prepare your shorts by threading a ruler though all of the belt loops. The ruler will serve as a weight to balance the shorts while they are soaking in the bleach solution.

3. Dip the shorts into the liquid to the desired depth. Rest the ruler on the top of the bucket to allow the shorts to hang in the bleach solution without being completely covered. Leave the shorts soaking for approx 30 minutes. (Note: the bleach will run slightly, so we recommend leaving an additional inch out of the solution.)

4. After the bleach has turned the shorts the desired white shade (may take a few dips), remove shorts from bleach solution and soak in a sink or bathtub with two parts water and one part vinegar for approximately five to ten minutes to stop the bleaching process.

5. Let the shorts dry out completely, and then cut them to your desired length. Gently pull along the edges of the shorts to create a more distressed and ragged look.

Please note: Wash and dry the shorts alone for the first time. After that, you will be able to put into regular loads for future washes.

—Jessica Baker”

First of all I’d like to apologize for going MIA without an explanation. My family is in Maine again this week and there is little cell service and absolutely zero internet unless you drive 20 minutes into town and buy a muffin at the book store café as an excuse to sit there on your laptop for an hour and a half (a practice which I’ve found is not very appreciated). So to make up for it, here are a few instagram photos of the view off our dock, our new puppy, Tag, and the recently completed Louboutin Cinderella shoes.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July and I’ll see you next week!

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