Celebrity Copycat: Penelope Cruz’s Look for Less!

January 19, 2012 by  
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Penelope Cruz’s colorful oufit looks amazing against her olive skin!  Great transitional pieces that are easy to pair up with just about anything!  Get Penelope’s look from Mimi Boutique, ASOS and more!

Blazer – $40 at Yesstyle.com

Turtle-Neck – $22.40 at Yesstyle.com

Flared Jeans – $35 ay Oasis-stores.com

Fergie Mocha Dot Heels – $49.99 at Heels.com

Hobo – $62.50 at Mimiboutique.com

Sunglasses – $21.49 at ASOS.com

Boyfriend Watch – $44.76 at ASOS.com

Celebrity Copycat: Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling’s Look for Less!

January 19, 2012 by  
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes look picture perfect!  Ryan looks so hot in a classic pea coat, aviators and jeans while Eva gave her casual look a little glam with a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.  Get Ryan and Eva’s chic winter looks for less from Steve Madden, Mimi Boutique, Hollister, Nordstrom & more!

Eva’s Look:

Tie-waist coat – $94.50 at Yesstyle.com, cardigan – $59.99 at Modcloth.com, skinny jeans – $21 at Dorothyperkins.com, boots – $49.95 at DSW.com, hat – $17.80 at Forever21.com, sunglasses – $125 at 80spurple.com, locket $20 at Topshop.com and bag – $40 at Mimiboutique.com.

Ryan’s Look:

Pea coat – $83 at Tobi.com, aviator sunglasses – $10 at Nordstrom.com, jeans – $21.90 at Forever21.com, combat boots – $79.98 at Stevemadden.com, scarf – $10.95 at Hollister.com.

 

The First Online Designer Consignment Boutique The Real Real

January 17, 2012 by  
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Ever wonder where to purchase and sell designer clothing from your couch?  Well look no further, as I would like to introduce The Real Real, an online designer consignment boutique.  Best of all?  Membership is free!

The Real Real has the world’s best previously owned jewelry, accessories and clothing – from Hermes and Chanel to Balenciaga and Lanvin. Celebrities such as Whitney Port and Molly Sims have all consigned their clothes to make this online boutique a Real Real success!

Fashiongrail readers have been offered an exclusive 20% off their purchase.  Just use promo code Fashion, it expired on January 31st and the minimum purchase is $50.

Check out The Real Real here: www.therealreal.com


Celebrity Copycat: Sofia Vergara’s Look for Less!

January 17, 2012 by  
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Sofia Vergara looks gorgeous in this blue off-the-shoulder top, leggings and boots.  Sexy and comfy outfit that’s as easy to throw on as sweat pants and a tee.  Get Sofia’s look for less from Kmart, Yesstyle and more!

Off The Shoulder Top – $29.40 at Yesstyle.com

Boots – $80 at Endless.com

Link Bracelet – $9.99 at Kmart.com

Satchel – $34.99 at Belloiris.com

Leggings – $4.50 at Forever21.com

What Does Your Handbag Say About You?

January 16, 2012 by  
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A handbag does so much more than just amplify your outfit; it’s an extension of your personality. That’s why I concentrate less on brand names and cost and pay more attention to shape, detail and overall vibe.  For example I LOVE the unstructured style of hobo bags and choose ones that have a slightly worn look and distinct details. What does this say about me? Well, I’m a hippie at heart and I prefer to let my mood dictate the overall outfit  and accessory selection (and yes, I’m also a little sloppy!).  Sure, handbags are a marquee accessory and the tendency to pick one that’s “in” or that matches the majority of your outfits is hard to deny. But sometimes the bag chooses you, and when it does it’s magic!  Check out some of my all time fave hobos below and tell me…what does your bag say about you?

7 Chi Sonia Hobo – $120 at Endless.com

Vince Camuto Lucy Hobo – $154  at Shoptheshoebox.com

Jackie Hobo Grey – $179.99 at Vincecamuto.com

Linea Pelle ‘Dylan’ Hobo – $148.99 at Bluefly.com

Ellington Sadie Hobo – $219 at Simplysoles.com

Hana Flat Iron Review

January 16, 2012 by  
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There are a ton of things I don’t look forward to doing, and fixing my long, thick and wavy hair on a humid Florida day is one of them! For the most part I let my hair naturally coil and call it my “beachy look” because it takes so long to straighten. So when Missiko offered me the chance to review one of its best selling flat irons I jumped at the chance (ironically I already use and swear by their Shine Shield Serum) One word: WOW! Not only did it straighten my hair, which is no easy task, but it was quick and left my hair silky and shiny.  With professional features like damp-to-dry styling, floating plates that self adjust to different textures and adjustable temperature, the Hana Professional hair straightener is engineered to deliver luxury at a down to earth price. I also loved the fact that the curved plates are also great for curling so I decided to test that out as well. From the picture I took of myself, I first straightened my hair and then curled the ends of my hair.  What normally takes me  an hour and a half with a flat iron and curling iron only took me about 45 minutes with the Missiko (not including the blow drying time). For the price you can’t find a better flat iron out there. period!

  

For more info visit – www.misikko.com

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation. Missiko.com provided me with the Hana Flat iron to review.

Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe Look for Less!

January 16, 2012 by  
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The Golden Globe debate is on!  From Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara to Chalize Theron, it was a night of glitz and glamour…BUT Reese Witherspoon was by far my fave!  Her laid back vibe, sun kissed hair and natural glow made her a standout in a vast field of Hollywood beauties vying for attention.  The look was pure perfection against her strapless Zac posen red gown and Fred Leighton bangles.  A great palette for Valentine’s day and easy to recreate!  Check out some inspired looks below that’ll have you looking red carpet ready in no time!  Who was your red carpet fave?

If you want to closely replicate Reese’s formal look, this strapless dress by Launfry will do the trick!

This red cut-out dress has it all (causally sexy, simple and comfy) making it perfect for evening or day.  Pair it with a cropped cardigan or even a denim jacket during the day and take it off at night.

I love me a long sleeve dress and this Calvin Klein v-neck dress is so versatile and timeless (at $69.99 you can’t go wrong!)

Add some glam to any outift with this incredibly detailed rhinestone bracelet from Fantasyjewelerybox.com.

Pair these nude booties with your red dress for a little edge!

For an understated makeup look like Reese, go with Bare Minerals.  I use it every day and it’s so easy to recreate a natural look like Reese’s.

Celebrity Copycat: Evan Rachel Wood’s Look for Less!

January 13, 2012 by  
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Loving Evan Rachel Wood’s flirty rocker chic look…it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!  Get Evan’s look for less from bleudame.com, Topshop, Nordstrom and more!

Dress – $75 at Oasis-stores.com

Faux Leather Jacket – $110 at Topshop.com

Booties – $110 at Zappos.com

Tights – $32 at Nordstrom.com

Sunglasses – $11.80 at Bleudame.com

Satchel – $78.90 at Nordstrom.com

Celebrity Copycat: Angelina Jolie’s Look for Less!

January 12, 2012 by  
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Great to see Angelina Jolie stepping out of the head-to-toe black garb and into an outfit that’s sexier and more vibrant!  It’s like she’s trying to hide the fact that she gorgeous! Anyway, get Angelina’s classic and sexy look for less with pieces from Nasty Gal, Heels.com and more!

Blouse – $38 at Nastygal.com

Faux Leather Skirt – $68 at Missselfridge.com

Heels – $49.49 at Heels.com

Opal Necklace – $50 at Maxandchloe.com

 

My Pippa Middleton Look for Less!

January 11, 2012 by  
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Funny how things come full circle!  I bought this mimi chica dress from Marshalls a few weeks ago and although I initially thought it was a little boring, the colors and length resembled a Pippa Middleton Copycat post I did a few months ago.   Since I get quite a few requests for outfit post I thought this one would be perfect since I had all of the other pieces as well.  Here’s the breakdown: dress from Marshall’s, $14.99; cardigan at Ross, $9.99; belt from Ross, $10; boots by Madden Girl and the bag I bought last year at Aldos for $30, sunglasses by Pan Oceanic Group (seen here), bangles are also from last year only $10 at Target.

 

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