Must Have Monday: Michelle Vale Convertible Bag

May 21, 2012 by  
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Michelle Vale bags (usually retails for about $895) have been adorning the arms of Hollywood A-Listers like Kate Beckinsale and Kate Bosworth for quite a while; and now it’s your turn to have the same glamorous look for less!

Michelle Vale has partnered with meetmark.com for an exclusive, limited editon convertible handbag that will be available from May to August.  Same fabulous bag, same high-end designer…but selling for only $58!  Check it out below!

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Eva Longoria’s Look for Less!

May 16, 2012 by  
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If Eva Longoria’s outfit doesn’t scream,  “spring is here” then I don’t know what does!  It’s effortlessly fabulous and looks amazing against her olive-toned skin.  I love outfits like this because it’s the perfect example of mixing trends with basic/classic pieces which can be used a ton of different ways for just about any style!  Try the skinny jeans with a vintage tee and booties for an edgier look; for a fun touch, pair the white button down with cut off shorts or a floral mini and flip flops.  Get Eva’s look for less with pieces from Yesstyle, Bakers Shoes, J Crew & more!

Button Down – $39.99 at Mango.com

Colored Skinny Jeans – $68 at Tobi.com

Satchel – $28 at yesstyle.com

Strappy Sandals – $39.95 at DSW.com

Sunglasses – $35 at ASOS.com

Watch – $48 at Bakersshoes.com

Bangles – $29.50 at Jcrew.com

Celebrity Copycat: Jennifer Lopez’s Look for Less!

May 15, 2012 by  
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Jennifer Lopez looks stunning in pleated shorts, a sheer blouse and pumps.  Love this whole look… it’s the perfect blend of classy, sexy and functional.  Yeah, functional!  The pieces offer tons options through the fall season by adding simple things like a sweater, a blazer, tights and or even a pair or sleek boots. Get Jennifer’s look for less with pieces from Lulu*s, Mango and more!

Shorts – $59.99 at shopmango.com

Cap Toe Heels – $39 at Lulus.com

Sheer Blouse – $49.50 at Gap.com

Ring – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Stud Bracelet – $12.80 at Forever21.com

All About The Necklace

May 14, 2012 by  
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Because I tend to wear very neutral and earthy-toned colors, it’s an absolute dream come true when I find a piece of jewelry (especially a necklace) in a bold bright color.

This necklace from meet mark is the ultimate spring/summer accessory; It’s an easy way to add a punch of color and has an elegant pearl necklace vibe (only edgier) making it perfect for outfits like an LBD or even a suit!  Check it out below!

Decked Out Necklace – $28

necklace c/o meetmark.com

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

May 10, 2012 by  
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There are tons of gift ideas out there for this Mother’s Day, but my favourite gift is the one that keeps coming even after Mother’s Day is over…magazine subscriptions!  I’m a magazine junkie and I personally subscribe to a bunch (like a kid, I still get excited when I find my magazines sitting in the mail box after a long day at work).  One of my favourite past times is kicking my feet up, grabbing a glass of wine and cracking open this month’s freshly printed magazine.  Best of all, we live in a time where there are literally hundreds of different magazines covering every possible topic and category out there (whether food, style, fitness or new mum advice).  And CLEO Australia has one of the internet’s most diverse selections… check out some of my favourite below.

For The Stylish Mum:

Shop Til You Drop is the ultimate modern girls guide to online shopping and its focus is entirely on shopping smart.  What mum wouldn’t love that!  It mixes high-low fashion, beauty shopping and even top pharmacy picks all in one magazine.

For The Beauty Lover:

Allure is well known as the beauty expert and its pro’s cover a wide range of topics from celebrity tips, new product reviews and insider secrets.

For the Celebrity Obsessed:

I love me my celebrity gossip and OK! Magazine always covers my favourite celebrities from around the world.   Featuring exclusive interviews and personal revelations from celebrities, OK! Magazine is most well-known for its coverage of celebrity weddings, like David and Victoria Beckham’s.

The Expecting Mum:

Mother and Baby magazine was my go-to magazine when I was pregnant.  It’s choc full of info (from a huge panel of experts) that every expectant mum needs. Including fashion tips!

For The Foodie:

Recipe+ is the definitive magazine for mums on a budget!  Fabulous meal ideas and tons of inspiration for vegetarian dishes, beautiful desserts, kids snacks…all at affordable prices!

For the Fitness Mum:

Good Health is one of my personal fave’s.  Articles cover everything from weight loss, workouts, diet and nutrition, food and recipes, to health and beauty.  The inspirational articles are my favourite and it’s a great cover to cover read that you’ll want to keep for reference like I do with all of mine.

 

The list is endless, the options never ending and sure to bring a smile to any mum on Mother’s Day!  Best of all, it only take a few minutes to order instantly online (not to mention the price breaks!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrity Copycat: Gwen Stefani’s Look for Less!

May 8, 2012 by  
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Gwen Stefani’s quirky style is always on point and ageless.  I’m totally loving the striped asymetrical sweater, chocolate brown skinny jeans and funky yellow glasses!  Tip: Stripes are my go-to pattern; so pair this one with floral pants or skirt for a touch of fun.  You can wear the skinny jeans with anything…and color-crazy tops or neon heels would be a great trendy choice (check below for must have heels by Rachel Roy that would be a match made in heaven).

Skinny Jeans – $44.99 at Swell.com

Fringe Wedge Booties – $69.94 at DSW.com

Sunglasses – $20 at Swell.com

Striped Top – $17.95 at HM.com

Canvas Belt – $12 at Topshop.com

Rachel Roy MAYSA – $99 at RachelRoy.com

Beautiful Handmade Jewelry at Boticca.com

May 8, 2012 by  
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Looking for some super-chic unique Jewelry by an independent designer? Look no further than Boticca.com – check out what’s new from my personal fave India-based designer, Eina Aluwalia.

If you haven’t been there already, you NEED to go and check out the beautiful handmade jewelry on Boticca.com. It’s all from amazing independent designers, each of them with their own profiles and collections on the site. In a sea of ‘handmade’ Boticca.com is a cut above the rest because it’s curated, which means a team of expert fashionistas get to decide what goes on the site based on quality, style, and the reputation of the designer themselves. Eina Ahluwalia is hailed as India’s first conceptual jewelry artist. Firmly believing in the importance of making a concerted move away from factory-designed products to those made by real artisans with real passions and stories, Eina now sells her collections through Boticca:

“The creative process begins with a lot of coffee and angst. I have to reach within myself and sift through a lot of thoughts and ideas to find the one strong story that needs to be shared.” – Eina Ahluwalia

Eina is one of more than 250 designers from 40+ countries all over the world now selling her pieces through Boticca, which is actually the only place on the net that you can feel that amazing sense of discovery you get when you find a rare, one-off trinket on your travels. Check out my favorite piece below!

Traditionally, a Kirpan is a small symbolic sword worn on the body by Sikhs – a warrior race that acted to protect oppressed communities from Mughal rule in India. Amazingly, this piece, which can be worn at several different lengths, is 100% handcrafted, featuring intricate fretwork on brass with 22-karat gold plating.

There are so many beautiful and very different pieces on the site, too. More than 6,000 items, in fact! Feast your peepers on these stunners, for example:

 

 

  1. Malaga necklace – Jolita Jewellery
  2. Clemence woven necklace in pink/orange – Jennifer Loiselle
  3. In a Sentimental Mood Necklace – Maria Zureta

Visit Boticca’s homepage and be sure to browse the site properly –the blog, style ideas and designer stories are a good read, too!

Must Have Monday: Nila Anthony’s Envelope Clutch

May 7, 2012 by  
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This edgy, classic, colorblocked clutch will perfectly complement just about any spring/summer outfit.  And at only $65… it’s a must have!!!

Nila Anthony’s Envelope Clutch – $65 at Nilaanthony.com

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips Review

May 7, 2012 by  
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I’ll be the first to admit that my day starts off with a pot of coffee and usually ends with a glass of wine (okay..maybe two glasses!).  Unfortunately, this daily ritual has taken a toll on my once pearly white smile. Which I’m particularly sensitive about because I have to take a lot of pictures for my fashion blog. Recently I was sent the REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips to test out.  I’ll also be the first to admit that I remember the “wilderness years” when at-home teeth whitening products first hit the market, they cost a fortune and you were terrified that your teeth were going to glow in the dark.  Well, times have certainly changed, and I couldn’t be happier with the Rembrandt results.

Within the first day there was a noticeable, natural looking difference; by the end of the two week treatment, I was giving the world my best imitation of a Julia Roberts thousand watt smile! The product is so easy to use and is comprised of simple strips that literally dissolve within minutes in your mouth. And it retails for only $22.99! Any product that erase years of soda drinking and happy hour toasts in less than two weeks get my vote of approval.

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips dissolve on your teeth in minutes to easily remove tough stains caused by coffee and wine.  Get a whiter smile in 2 weeks.  Visit www.rembrandtboutique.com to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products. 

 

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® Stain Dissolving Strips & REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® toothpaste together:

 

REMBRANDT® INTENSE STAIN® platform uses 3x Triple Action ActiShield™ technology to:

·       Remove: helps gently remove tough stains like coffee, red wine and tea

·       Repel: works like an invisible shield to help repel future stains

·       Restore: strengthens the enamel to help prevent daily acid wear

 

Visit www.rembrandtboutique.com to learn more or purchase REMBRANDT® products. 

Compensation and product was provided by REMBRANDT® via Glam Media to facilitate my review. Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is a sponsor of Glam.com. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of REMBRANDT® or Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.


My Celebrity Style Inspiration: Jessica Alba

May 3, 2012 by  
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When it comes to fashion inspiration, I’ve always been enamored with celebrities that “wear their hearts on their sleeves” and embody a style that both accentuates and complements their mood and personality (like Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore). But when it comes to my personal day to day style, my hat goes off to actress, entrepreneur and mother of two Jessica Alba.  As a working mom, I truly admire the ease and simplicity of her wardrobe choices like tees, skinny jeans, blazers and scarfs.  Alba always looks stylish, comfortable and sexy (without over doing it) and effortlessly mixes colors and patterns without sacrificing her free spirit.

For my spin on Alba’s style, I bought a chambray dress at Forever 21 and paired it with a crochet cardigan from Marshall’s, and a studded belt from T.j. Maxx (I always manage to sneek something studded into my outfits) and brown strappy heels from meet mark.

Like Alba, comfort and ease have to be incorporated into a lot of my outfits…which is why I love affordable stores like TJ Maxx and Forever 21 (yes even moms can shop there!).

Speaking of style and comfort, We think its tremendous popularity is proof that the 2012 Corolla offers the ideal blend of comfort, value and safety. In it, you’ll find a surprising number of high-end features, like available Display Audio system. It offers remarkable performance and fuel efficiency, plus an impressive list of standard safety features. Factor in its legendary reliability, and it’s even more apparent that Corolla is the smart choice.

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