One wants to be comfortable, cute, and functional.....I decided upon the seasons must haves of leggings, tall boots, and a slouchy tee topped off with a 'hot' pink scarf. Piperlime is an outstanding on-line retailer that carries a wide array of footwear and recently they have expanded into carring apparrel! My favorite place to get the quintessential scarf is at the Ceasars forum shops in Vegas.....I finally found a sure thing in Vegas and it is these $10 scarves that come in every color you could think of. Make sure to check out this kiosk if your feeling lucky in Las Vegas! Now for the souchy tee, I have recently been turning to Pink by Victoria Secret. These tee's are soft and comfortable, but above all they are a great price for the quality....no complaints:) Leggings can be tricky so I normally go up in a size so I avoid the oh' so lovely muffin top! It happens to the best of us so try to get leggings that have wider waist band, and aren't cotton (tends to stretch out). Whatever you do makes sure the fit is perfect so you avoid pulling the suckers up every 5 seconds...that is not cute and not functional. Today I am wearing LuLu Lemon athletic leggings, they are a great fit and very comfy. So on your next road trip remember that one can be cute, comfortable and functional all at the same time!
Recently I have come across an on-line retailer that I absolutely LOVE...Lulus.com! This site is amazing, they carry all of the great trendy pieces that we see in the magazines for fractions of the price. Lulu's allows for all of the fashionista's to purchase similar trends that we are seeing and loving on the A-list celebrities that will not, I repeat will not cost a small fortune. I first discovered Lulu's as I endlessly flipped though a gossip magazine. Yes, I read them and Yes, it is to only look at the clothes....I swear. The magazine was proving the great handbags can be purchased for under $50 and there is where I found her...lulus.com. I quickly went straight to my computer to check this site out and was pleasantly surprised it was located in the nor cal town of Chico, CA ( my new home)! So this is for all of you that sometime lose hope that they won't ever be able to work in fashion unless it is at the local mall...scour and look for the diamonds in the rough and maybe, just maybe you will come across something that you never dreamed possible a "lulus.com "in your own backyard.
"Introducing America's best fitting premium jeans" Loving this new 1969 denim line by GAP! Also, loving the marketing that is behind it! With a great fitting jean under $100, a denim lover could not possibly resist trying a pair of these on. With wide range of different fits everyone will be able to find there best fitting jean. Personally I am a fan of the "always skinny" but also tried the "real straight" and loved those as well! I like my jeans tight, but that doesn't always mean uncomfortable and GAP got it right with super soft denim that doesn't stretch out by the end of the day! As the tag line states this new denim line is definitely filling the gap between those $200 designer jeans that I oh so love, but are oh so expensive.
Loving these jeans, and really loving the $59.50 price tag!
NEON is big in a bright way. Top designers were seen on the runway with tons of day-glo pieces! One of course would suspect Marc Jacobs to be one of those designers, but don't count out Michael Kors! This jeans and t-shirt designer had some amazing day-glo pieces, I especially loved his neon trenches. Make sure not to over do it on this, or you could end up looking like early 90's nightmare...yikes. Pair with neutral colors and don't go over the top with your accessories. This look is meant to be fun, not a punch in the face:)
Marc by Marc Jacobs does it again for NYFW (New York Fashion Week)! How does this man dream this stuff up, and make it work. This season of Marc is not for the faint at heart, mixing bold prints with bold "Minne Mouse" inspired bows. Simply, genius and never under stated. This 80's inspired collection is more refined with modern shapes that no doubt appeal to fashion risk takers! Don't be surprised to see some grungy plaid for Spring...it's been making a comeback.
Hi, I just had to mention how amazing Freepeople's fall looks are! I'm basically drooling over too many pieces to mention! About two year's ago I bought a really amazing black sheer sleeved empire dress that had the most adorable print on it, and to my surprise there is a similar, yet different, dress that I must find a way to purchase! I only find myself wanting this dress more and more, because I have worn the other for so many occasions and I know that this would be comparable in wearability....of course I would choose the non-black option which happens to be my favorite color.....emerald city green!!! For all of you that may be interested in taking a peak at the new arrivals just click on the FREEPEOPLE title at the bottom of this page and find yourself in the beauty:)
Can you believe that another season is launching. The Charlotte Ronson show showed a palette of muted colors with interesting ruched leggings and short combinations. This show was different from past collections with more emphasis on the clothes rather than eccentric 'accessories'. One of my all-time favorite Project Runway winners, Christian Siriano also began his show with pale pinks and nudes and exploded with teals, smokey ash, sea-foam green, and ended with a beautiful burnt orange/gold gown! AMAZING! I love fashion week and all the creativity that I know is just floating in the air within those tents. I hope to someday attend one of these shows, and don't forget about the unforgettable after parties.
This blog is all about a girl with dreams of living the fashionista lifestyle without having the $$$$ to do so. My current state of unemployment has lead me to put my passions for following trends and shopping on hold. While I maintain flipping through Vogue, Harper's, In Style, lucky and many others I have been unable to actually shop. As many of you are going through this same predicament I hope that by expressing myself through this blog will help release some of your pent up grief as well....