Friday, August 17, 2007

Fabu vs. Faboo: It's Been a While!

Two very different LBD looks at the In Style event last week. SMG as usual is looking fabu. Her funky shirt dress is a hot take on the classic LBD. Elisha on the other hand looks frumpy with a dress which cuts off her legs and square toed pumps that add to that squatness as well. Oh and did I mentioned the shoulder pads with feathery fur attached?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Haute Couture Me

I have made the drive between Chicago and Boston several times in the past few years mostly during school breaks. But this is the first time that it is for real. For serious. If you will. I am officially moving to Boston after two amazing years in Chicago it is time to do this. Aside from having an apartment with the boy for the past month and recently getting the job of my has not felt real until this point. So while sitting in a hotel room with my mom (she rocks and agreed to drive with me) in Syracuse I am kind of in a weird limbo zone. So I apologize for not updating as frequently as I normally do over the next few days as I/we get settled. XO.

Shop Bop Shopping Spree...Wohoo.

Check check check it.

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Original: $211-NOW: $147.70

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fall 2007 Trend: Day Dresses at Net-A-Porter

Temperley London
Imperial Sweater Dress

See by Chloe
Knitted Sweater Dress

Derek Lam
Drop Waist Mini Dress

Fabu or Faboo? Ashley Olsen

I think that Ashley Olsen is definitely the more fashionable of the Olsen twins. She really dresses with a couture edge every day. I think that her outfit is positively flawless with the yellow velvet bubble skirt paired with the studded leather belt. Yet I am undecided on her wrapped up heels. Thoughts?

A Match Made in Mani/Pedi Heaven

I have finally nailed down the PERFECT mani/pedi colors (no pun intended.) I have been really wrestling with finding the perfect opaque pinky color for my nails and after having a spa day with my mom last week I found the one! Of course both are Essie colors (seriously the only nail polish that people should use) and it is called Mini How High. Slap a coat of Fishnet Stockings on the toes and voila. A fantastic mani pedi combo is born.

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Juicy Couture
Pinafore Dress
Original: $178--NOW: $124.60

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Original: $132--NOW: $51.90

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fall 2007 Trend: Bands and Snakeskin

I had quite an enjoyable afternoon perusing the Fall Lucky Shoe Guide which introduced the expected shoe trends for F/W 2007. I particularly was struck by the pumps and flats with a thick band across the top. I love the updated edginess this adds to a sweet ballet flat or a round toe pump.

I found these fabu kicks at Cusp and voila I have one trend down...several more to go. These are ridiculously comfortable and I adore the faux snakeskin print. Plus they were pretty inexpensive at just $105!

On the Cusp: Love It

It's official, I am in love. I have not been this enamored with a shop since Barney's Coop. Seriously. Cusp just opened in the mall near my parents' house and of course I had to go the day after opening. And believe me I was not disappointed.

Neiman Marcus group opened Cusp to cater to the younger demographic. The stores are smaller and hipper with an edgy Anthropologie-esque design. While there is no Neiman's branding in the store, shoppers can still use Neiman's cards and expect to receive the same level of customer service.

Many of the designers carried at Cusp are congruent with NM such as DVF, Theory and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Yet Cusp also carries smaller indie labels as well as high end make-up and campy home decor items. After drooling throughout the store for an hour I settled on a Shu Umera eye lash curler and DiorShow mascara, as that is why I had initially come to the mall, yet also snagged an adorable pair of flats for just $105! More to come on those.

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
Yorkie Embroidered Slip Dress
Original: $184--Now: $52.20

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fall 2007 Trend: Cap Toe Platforms

Another fabu fall shoe trend dancing across all the fall mags is the bi-colored cap toe platforms. They pull together a wide slouchy trouser for day and sharpen a skinny pencil skirt for night.

Yves Saint Lauren
Two Tone Leather Pump

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Mary Jane Style Platforms

Christian Louboutin
Exclusive Emily Shoe Boots

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Original: $375--Now: $112.50

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Intermix Online Sale: 80% and More Sale Items!

Lacey Parker
Puff Sleeve Blouse
Original: $285—NOW: $79
Thread Social
Silk Ruffle Dress
Original: $640—NOW: $249
Sixty Circle Buckle Patent Pumps
Original: $615—NOW: $299

From Carrie to SJP

I must admit I have been fairly disappointed with the fashion choices of SJP lately. Now I realize that perhaps she is not as fashionable as her screen counterpart Carrie and perhaps she doesn't even care about fashion as much as Carrie once breathed it. Still, I find this hard to believe as she has recently launched a clothing line and currently has two fragrances. I was particularly disappointed by black and brown zig zag tube dress she wore to the Covet launch. Not only is the dress blah but her hair? I mean really. I loved the quirkiness of Carrie's style as well as her free flowing hair whether it was curly or straight it was rarely pulled so severely back from her face. Oh how I miss those days of SATC.

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Yes Tee
Original: $78--NOW: $30.90

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sarah Jessica Parker Has to Have It

Many of my friends are beyond creeped out by the new commercial for SJP's "Covet" Perfume. Personally, I adore it. While it is a bit campy it has a neat haute couture edge that is really appealing to me. What do you think?

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Diane von Furstenberg
'Candy' Cami Dress
Original: $325--NOW: $161.90

Shop Bop Designer Boutique Opens

An all time fave online boutique, Shopbop, opens the doors to an exclusive designer boutique today. Featuring fabu designers such as Thakoon, Jenni Kayne, Rachel Roy among others. Including the two I am most excited about below!

Chris Benz

Peter Som

Monday, August 6, 2007

Fall 2007 Trends: Updated Messenger Bags

One of my absolute favorite trends for the season is an updated take on the messenger bag. Worn across the shoulders like a traditional messenger, these updated chic versions use supple leather and elegant designs and really are a refreshing change to the shoulder breaking totes we have been slagging along the past few seasons. See a few of my personal favorites below from Shopbop.

Lauren Merkin
Dylan Washed Lambskin Bag
(On both models above)

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

BCBG Max Azria
Original: $148--NOW: $73.90

Friday, August 3, 2007

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Original: $625--NOW: $312.50

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Fabu vs. Faboo: Airport Cheap or Chic

Airport fashion is often a debate across fashion mags/blogs/istas alike. With such inexpensive airfare more and more people are traveling daily. Still it is a tricky arena to dress for as one wants to be comfortable but also cute, if possible. Especially for celebs who are frequently targeted by the razzi as they exit LAX.

Meghan Fox has not mastered the airport look; donning a too short shirt for leggings and tall tan uggs (in the summer in LA??). Jessical Alba on the other hand looks brilliant opting for a low maintenance but trendy look and topping it off with a fantastic cream newsboy cap.

Celeb Clothing Line: Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller and Sis

There have been whisperings of Sienna Miller's clothing line for several months now and only recently this summer did the first looks debut for fashion editors and reporters alike. I am so excited about this line for a few reasons, mainly because I adore Sienna's style and also because she is collaborating with her sister, Savannah, who is a trained designer under Matthew Williamson and Alexander McQueen.
The sisters launched the debut of their Spring 2008 collection last week to celebs and celebutantes. The fall collection will be carried exclusively in stores such as Neimans in LA and Bergdorfs in NY(also a good sign that the collection will be fabu as it is being carried at high end stores). I just hope for those of us elsewhere there will be online availability. I have some preliminary pics below, courtesy of Fashion Inc. Blog at

What do you think?

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Camille Flower Viscose Top
Original: $328--NOW: $98.40

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Free Shipping from Neiman's

Trend Watch F/W 2007: Shoe Booties

First debuting SS07, I was intially hesitant about shoe booties (although I love the name) especially those with an Oxfordish quality. Yet after seeing them storming across runways I have come to enjoy this trend, especially when paired with chunky short knits and opaque tights. Here are some looks from the cheap to the chic.

Christian Louboutin
Miss Fred Shoe Boots

Christian Louboutin
Lapino Suede Boot Shoes

Shop It to Me Sale of the Day

Original: $220--NOW: $110