Affordable Back To School Outfits

August 21, 2012 by  
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Trends like shorts with booties and tights with skirts have made shopping for back to school clothes and incorporating your summer pieces into fall outfits so much easier and affordable. Check out some of my favorite pieces from Yesstyle who just launched their back to school sale!  Now til September 2nd, Yesstyle is helping you stretch your dollar with thousands of fashion items and shoes at huge discounts. And don’t forget express shipping to the U.S. is free on orders over $150 and a limited time offer of $4.99 shipping on any order amount!

Drawstring Tokyo Fashion Jacket – $36

Cuffed Lulus T-Shirt – $16.20

Chiffon Tokyo Fashion Culottes – $34.20

Wing Tip Grace Candy Flats – $40

Convertible Shoulder Bag – $55

Polka Dot Tokyo Fashion Blouse – $27

Belted MoDN Boots – $88

Pleated JK2 Skirt – $27

Cape by SO Central – $45

Loose Fit eFashion Cardigan – $16.20

Bird Print BAIMM Tunic – $18

Fringed Shoe Boots by Smoothie – $122

Satchel by May May – $35

I received compensation from  Yesstyle to purchase certain items of my choosing to review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.  

Celebrity Copycat: Miranda Kerr’s Look for Less!

August 16, 2012 by  
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Miranda Kerr’s style is flawless!  Love how she mixed the sexy leather pants, casual denim top and a floppy hat – perfection!!!  Brown leather pants are not the easiest to find on the cheap, but these stylish skinnies will do the trick (as long as you stay within the colors).  But in case you’re lucky enough to splurge, I’ve added those as well!

Else Skinny jeans – $49.99 at Macys.com

Cable Knit Sweater – $24.99 at Jcrew.com

Sunglasses – $31 at Shopmango.com

Animal Print Scarf – $12 at Dorothyperkins.com

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Diet Coke’s Take Me to NYC Pinterest Contest

August 16, 2012 by  
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Starting now, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Diet Coke fans and followers are invited to create Pinterest boards (for example, you can follow Fashiongrail here) that showcase their fashion sense, extraordinary style and celebrate the new look of Diet Coke. Four lucky winners will be selected to win a trip to NYC during Fashion Week and attend the Glamour Live event on September 5.

The contest is being held to celebrate the new look of Diet Coke which hits store shelves on Sept. 1.

It’s easy, fun and simple to participate: Just create a board, repin the contest image (you can find it here) along with four other fall fashion images and include the hashtag #TakeMeToNYC.

 

This content is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. 

Celebrity Copycat: Jennifer Aniston’s Look for Less!

August 15, 2012 by  
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I bet you can randomly pull out any one of Jennifer Aniston’s older outfits and they’d still look classic and stylish today and tomorrow – just like this one.  Perfect pieces for the woman on the go and easily worn a variety of different ways allowing a little wiggle room for splurging on more quality pieces.  Get Jen’s look for less with pieces from Kohl’s, Topshop, DSW and more!

Retro Aviators – $6.99 at Retroplanet.com

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Now & Later

August 14, 2012 by  
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Cooler weather is right around the corner and by adding a few key pieces to your summer shorts now, you can keep them out later on. The idea is to pick pieces that you’ll get tons of use and are stylish enough to mix and match later on with jeans, cordoroys or slacks.  Pair them with a pair of boots, oxfords or sneaks and you’re good to go!  Check out some examples below

Now: If you prefer simple functional basics try a light weight jacket like the ones by Penfield over at Size? with just about any of your summer favorites. Later: Add a stylish scarf, a hoodie and a button down… guaranteed style and it’s layering heaven!

Now: For cooler nights try a preppy sweater (it’s a classic and stylish piece for any season), shorts and slip ons.   Later: Pull out your cordoroys and favorite summer slip ons to wear with your sweater for a effortless laid back look.

Now: Pair your shorts with your favorite tee and a button a down.  Later: Add a a vest for some stylish layering and ditch the shorts for your favorite jeans

 

Who What Wear Live Chat With Jessica Alba

August 13, 2012 by  
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So excited for this!! Who What Wear is hosting a live Facebook chat with the fabulous Jessica Alba tomorrow, August 14 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST.  Join Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power With Special Guest Jessica Alba For A Live Chat Presented By Who What Wear, The Honest Co., And Loft.

 

Get all your style questions answered by the experts in a live video chat with Hillary & Katherine on chic style tips for the woman who does it all, featuring the chicest actress/entrepreneur/mom in Hollywood – Jessica Alba. You’ll also be able to shop fashionable looks from LOFT, as well as Jessica’s favorite products from The Honest Co., her new non-toxic, eco-friendly children & household subscription service, directly from the video! Make sure to stay tuned post-chat for details on a special offer from LOFT, as well as an incredible giveaway: a LOFT gift card and 12-month supply of The Honest Co.’s Family Essentials bundle, all worth over $1000.

 

So what are you waiting for?  RSVP and start submitting your style queries on Who What Wear’s Facebook page today! https://www.facebook.com/WhoWhatWear or tweet them to @WhoWhatWear with #wwwchat!

UPDATE: Win The Timex Weekender Watch

August 13, 2012 by  
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Update: The winner of the Timex Weekended watch is Lauren with the following comment: “I would wear this with a mustard yellow for sure!” Congratulations Lauren and a big thank you to all who participated!

 

As seen on Good Afternoon America, dressing to flatter your body type can be easy and affordable whether you’re athletic, busty or curvy. Timex created this short web video (see below) with “Wear This, Toss That!” author Amy E. Goodman to show readers with an athletic body type how to look chic in pastels (which are great to mix in with fall colors).

Dressing for Your Body Type: Athletic Figure from Timex Style on Vimeo.

An easy way to include some pastel into your wardrobe is with accessories, and Amy E Goodman shows us that the Timex Weekender Women’s Casual is perfect (and only $48).  Now one lucky Fashiongrail reader can win the exact same watch featured in the video!

How to Enter:

Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us what fall colors you would wear the new mint green Timex with.  For  additional entries, tweet about the giveaway, like Fashiongrail on Facebook (make sure to mention you did any of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail).  One winner will be picked on August 20, 2012. U.S. residents only.  Good luck!

Stripes For All Seasons

August 9, 2012 by  
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Stripes, especially black and white, are one of my favorite prints for all year round (they will never go out of style!).  During the summer stripes can give outfits a classic, nautical feel (perfect example seen here) and for cooler weather they stand out among solids.  They key is to let the stripes do all the work…for example, if pairing with florals keep the print dainty; if wearing with bright colors, keep lines simple.  And remember, stripes can be rocked in a lot ways whether hats, layered tanks, or scarfs (just make sure not to wear the all at once lol).

 

 

 Striped blazer $19.99 at T.J. Maxx, tank top c/o meet mark, skinny mini-flare jeans $19 at Old Navy, black wedges $15 at Charlotte Russe (similar version here), studded bow accent clutch from Yesstyle (also seen here), Penny Wayfarer sunglasses c/o Stunglasses.com, rings c/o meet mark.
I received compensation from Yesstyle to purchase items of my choosing to review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Michelle Obama’s Striped Sweater for Less!

August 9, 2012 by  
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With the presedential campaign well under way, First Lady Michelle Obama continues to look her best in anything she wears. From her campaign ready polished suits to her everyday casual chic attire, Michelle always looks sharp.  Get Michelle’s fun striped cardigan for less for only $44!  It’s the perfect cardigan for your favorite skinnies or over your summer dresses for cooler weather.

Covington Striped Sweater V-Neck Sweater – $44 at Kmart.com

Celebrity Copycat: Zooey Deschanel’s Look for Less!

August 9, 2012 by  
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Zooey Deschanel looks adorable as usual – love her style!  Get Zooey’s retro vibe look that’s perfect for back to school or for a casual day at the office.  Lots of cool pieces to play with here: swap out the dress for boyfriend jeans and a tee, or pair a button down under the dress for a cool preppy feel.  Get the look for less with pieces from Forever21, JcPenney & more!

Quilted Satchel – $33.96 at Handbagheaven.com

Vintage Inspired Wayfarer – $12 at OCshades.com

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