Fall Into Maxi’s

August 19, 2011 by  
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Transition this Summer’s hottest trend – the maxi dress – into your Fall wardrobe with these easy tricks of the trade:  Throw on a blazer; put on your favorite boots; pick bold patterns! I personally love to throw on a pullover sweater to give the outfit a quirky vibe.  Another great touch to get more mileage out of your maxi dress this Fall (or any seasonal outfit) is to accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!   Change up the bag; add a scarf or a belt; I also like to simply wear seasonal colors to match.

Necklace – $186 at Charmandchain.com

Dress – $110 at Modcloth.com

Michael Kors Cardigan – $99.50 at Michaelkors.com

Satchel – $85 at Yesstyle.com

Betsey Johnson Booties – $129.99 at Heels.com

Ruffle Scarf – $10.50 at Wetseal.com

Jesse Jame & Kat Von D: Engagement Is Back On, Anne Hathaway Rapping & Other Hot Links

August 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Jesse Jame & Kat Von D: Engagement Is Back On! (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

10 Most Ridiculous Jersey Shore Endorsement Deals (tFS)

Anne Hathaway Rapping On Conan (Celebrity VIP Lounge)

Katy Perry Sets Billboard Record (Daily Stab)

The Rise and Fall of Jackie Chan (Fit Fab Celeb)

Michael Kors Ties The Knot (Girls Talkin Smack)

Hayden Panettiere Featured In Conde Nast Traveller Magazine (Gossips and Soaps)

Prince William And Kate Middleton Wedding Dolls Are CREEPY! PHOTO (I Need My Fix)

Kim Kardashian: ‘Totally Calm’ Before Saturday’s Wedding (People)

Celebrity Copycat: Kerry Washington’s Look for Less!

August 18, 2011 by  
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Kerry Washington looks red hot in skinny jeans, leopard print top and Tory Burch booties. Not only is the outfit daring and fun, but each bold piece can be used to create other outfits more to your style. Swap out the red jeans for black slacks, shorts, or skirts… the options are endless!  Switch the top for a plain white tee if you’re going for a casual look; or throw on a blazer for a more polished feel.  The only thing I found a little bit much was her Louboutin handbag (it’s fabulous; just a tad much)  Get Kerry Washington’s look for less with pieces from Asos, Old Navy and more!  What do you think of Kerry’s outfit?

Kerry Washington's Look for Less!

Skinny Jeans – $32.50 at Oldnavy.com

Animal Print Top – $20.69 at ASOS.com

Leopard Print Clutch – $12.80 at Forever21.com

Booties – $63.74 at Aldo.com

Salma Hayek Covers Allure Magazine, Halle Berry Celebrates Birthday In Bikini & Other Hot Links!

August 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Salma Hayek Covers Allure Magazine (Gossips and Soaps)

Halle Berry Celebrates Birthday in Bikini (I Need My Fix)

The John Lennon Educational Bus Tour Helps Children Make Music (What’s Trending)

Lindsay Lohan Poses With Bloody Knife In Tyler Shields Photoshoot (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Celebrity Twitpics: How To Take A Flattering Twitpic (tFS)

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Taylor Armstrong Husband Russell Armstrong Dead Suicide (Daily Stab)

Lil Wayne & Drake Collaboration Overrated (Fit Fab Celeb)

Kourtney Kardashian Wear White While Out in L.A. (Girls Talkin Smack)

Kate Plus 8 Cancelled By TLC (Hollywood Reporter)

Kim Kardashians’s Bridesmaids To Wear Green (People)

 

Celebrity Copycat: Eva Longoria’s Look for Less!

August 16, 2011 by  
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Eva Longoria looks gorgeous in a crisp white blazer, matching shorts and bright blue heels.  Get her sexy Summer look for less with affordable pieces from Talbots, Bluefly and more!

Eva Longoria's Look for Less!

White Blazer – $49 at Talbots.com

White Shorts – $45 at Bluefly.com

Ankle Wrap Sandals – $42.99 at Amazon.com

Pyramid Bangles – $21 at Charmandchain.com

How to Shop Online Flash Sales

August 16, 2011 by  
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How to Shop Online Flash Sales

J Brand jeans, Gucci sunglasses, Hanky Panky thongs, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Stuart Weitzman stilettos, Botkier handbags and TAG Heuer watches: All at a fraction of their retail price. If you’re the kind of woman who finds fashion bargains to be more irresistible than brownies, chances are you’ve already discovered the world of online flash sales. At leading flash sites, like Rue La La, HauteLook, Gilt Groupe and Ideeli, along with dozens of new ones that pop up weekly, high-end fashion is offered for up to 80 percent off.

Shopping a flash sale takes planning and decisiveness. Each limited-time sale lasts for only 24 to 72 hours with the pick of the online litter going almost instantly. Any woman who regularly shops flash sales can tell wrenching tales of the platform sandals or classic trench coat that ended up “In member’s cart” just as she was about to click “Buy.”

Want a competitive edge? Follow these shopping tips from the pros.

Do advance scouting. Many flash sales sites have an “Upcoming” tab that lists the labels that will be going on sale in the next few days. Familiarize yourself with the possible inventory and select your top picks by checking out the current line on department store sites and the designer’s own website.

Be prompt. Online boutiques open their virtual doors the same time every day, so get to know their schedule. New sales at HauteLook and Rue La La go live at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Gilt Groupe at noon. Have your mouse posed for action. “Sign in early to check out the lists of sales before they go live, and hit refresh right at 12 p.m. ET to enter the sale as soon as it begins,” suggest Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, a founder and chief merchandising officer of Gilt.com.

Use all the tools that are out there, suggests Kerry Bennett, marketing vice president for HauteLook.com. Some sites have mobile apps that allow you to shop on the go. Becoming a Facebook fan or following a site on Twitter can get you perks, like early previews and friends-only sales.

Shop from the bottom up, suggests Wilson. “Most people begin shopping at the top of the page, and those items get snapped up early,” she says. If you’re even considering an item, drop it in your shopping cart immediately. Sites typically give you 10 or 15 minutes before you have to make the purchase. If the piece you want is sold out, use the “Wait list” option. Items frequently become available as shoppers give them up — or reach their “Time’s up” limit — and you’ll be notified as soon as that happens.

Make a shopping list. Know what you need to buy, suggests Kim Turner, an image consultant with FashionCents.tv. “Just like with other sales, if you just buy something because it’s on sale, then you’ll find it sitting in the back of your closet, unworn. An unused item is never a bargain,” she says.

Know your body measurements. The dress that hits the mid-thigh of the tall model featured on a shopping site might land just above the knee on you if you’re 5 feet 3 inches tall. Shopping sites generally include the length of garments, and that can be the most reliable predictor of fit. Turner suggests taking four measurements, using pieces in your wardrobe that fit you perfectly: Inseam (measure a pair of pants from crotch to hem); ideal dress length (measure from shoulder to hem); ideal skirt length (run the tape measure from waist to hem), and sleeve length (measure from shoulder to the end of sleeve).

Shelley Levitt, managing editor of The Style Glossy, is a former West Coast editor of SELF and senior writer at People.



Sexy Nightware

August 15, 2011 by  
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Nightwear may not seem like the most important kind of clothing for women, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of thought and consideration doesn’t go in to picking it out. Nightwear is what we wear to go to sleep, yes, but it’s also what we wake up in on mornings before we get in the shower, what we might potter around in making breakfast, and what we wear to impress anyone who might happen to see us in it! For these reasons, owning some sexy nightwear is essential for every woman, even if it is just to make yourself feel gorgeous. Attractive, beautiful clothing doesn’t have to be seen by someone else to have an effect – just knowing that you look stunning can be a real thrill, and a long-term boost to your confidence.

When it comes to sexy nightwear, a lot of stores will throw skimpy lingerie at you. That’s not the same thing; sexy nightwear should be both practical and look seductive. For this you need an item like the simple, classic nightgown. With straps, a low back and hem and a plunging neckline, a light nightgown will have you showing off all your best assets whilst also providing a feasible item of clothing for you to move about and sleep in. Look for dressing gowns in feel-good fabrics like silk, and in deep, seductive colours such as dark red. Lace adornment is also a great sexy add-on.

You can browse a wide range of female nightwear including nightgowns such as those mentioned above online at www.ellos.co.uk. Ellos is a new retailer in the UK, but is well-established as a top mail order brand in its home country of Sweden and throughout the rest of Scandinavia. Their entire catalogue can be found at their website, which includes clothing for men, women and children.

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Celebrity Copycat: Reese Witherspoon’s Look for Less!

August 15, 2011 by  
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Reese Witherspoon looks classically  casual in white shorts and a button down.  Once again another great outfit that will give you a ton of mileage with other pieces you already have in your closet. Try swapping out the shorts for a pencil skirt for work, or keep the shorts and wear a blazer and cami instead of the button down for a sexy evening out on the town.  Get the look for less with pieces from Modcloth, Shop Ruche and more!

Reese Witherspoon's Look for Less!

Shirt – $42.99 at Modcloth.com

Sandals – $32.99 at Shopruche.com

White Shorts – $34.99 at Shopruche.com

Belle Noel Necklace – $29 at Shopthetrendboutique.com

Watch – $16.50 at Torrid.com

Wayfarer Sunglasses – $8.99 at Retrocitysunglasses.com

Brooke Hogan Poses Nude for PETA & Other Hot Links

August 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Brooke Hogan Poses Nude In A Cage for PETA (Dailystab)

Queen Latifah and Snooki To Do ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Anne Hathaway and Other Best Dressed of the Week (tFS)

Miranda Cosgrove Tweets About Bus Crash (Celebrity VIP Lounge)

Patrick Schwarzenegger: Welcome to Superstardom (Fit Fab Celeb)

16 Photos of the Kardashian Sisters Toting Hermes Bags (Girls Talkin Smack)

Remembering Julia Child (Gossips And Soaps)

Heather Locklear Engaged To Jack Wagner, See the HUGE ring (I Need My Fix)

Kushyfoot Flats to Go Review

August 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

 

Not a day goes by where I don’t find myself in a pair of high heels.  Whether walking a trade show, window shopping or dancing the night away, by the end of the day my heels are sore and my toes are scrunched.  It was a dream come true when I was sent a free pair of Kushyfoot Flats To Go.  The Flats to Go feature and elastic back for a better fit and a sole that cushions and massages the foot as you walk.  They also fold up and neatly and easily into any purse…perfect for the women on the go!  Priced at only $9.99, I don’t leave home without them!

 

Style & Comfort - Kushyfoot Flats to Go!


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