The Formula: Stripes

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

The old saying, “if it ain’t broke. don’t fix it,” perfectly describes how I feel about must-have basic pieces in fashion. Trends come and go but basics never go out of style, particularly certain patterns and colors.  To that end I decided to start a series of posts called The Formula to highlight my favorite style “ingredients.”  The most obvious one to start with is stripes and if you follow my posts then it’s obvious by now that I love stripes.  I literally wear the pattern in some shape or form about 3 times a week. Tip: The thinner the stripe the better – keep that in mind when choosing anything with stripes.

Insta Shot

What I’m Wearing:

Yellow striped skirt – $26.99 at Charlotte Russe

Suede Wedges – $25 at Charlotte Russe

Cotton cardigan – $9.99 at Forever 21

Studded Clutch from Yesstyle (also seen here)

3 Bangles (also seen here) c/o Twisted Silver

Aviator sunglasses c/o Pan Oceanic Group,

Polka Dot Skirt Worn 3 Ways

January 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I don’t know what it is about Target but it sucks me in every time!  This weekend I managed to get out and do a little shopping for myself.  It’s actually really rare that I go shopping just for me – usually it’s for the kids or for food – but when I do get the time to shop I go hard! 🙂  Anyway, I was going through Target’s clearance section and found every single item I’m wearing in the picture here (minus the cardigan,shoes and tights) on sale for under $50.  My two favorite pieces are the polka dot and lace skirt and the metallic gold satchel.  I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.

What I’m Wearing:

xhilaration Polka Dot Skirt – $13.98 from Target

Merona Black Tee – $7 from Target

Mossimo Gold Satchel – $8.98 from Target

Green Belt – $5.98

Tights c/o ShaToBu

Caspian Necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Oxfords by Sam & Libby

Pale Pink Ring $3 from Charlotte Russe

Bracelets $5 from Forever21

Classic Longline Cardigan  (also seen here) – $18.50

Blazer (also seen here)– $19.99 at Macy’s

Vince Camuto heels (also seen here) $30 at Dillard’s

 

Celebrity Copycat: Tiffani Amber Thiessen’s Look for Less!

July 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Tiffany Anmber Thiessen’s look is classy, sexy and fun!  Great pieces that offer tons of options: Pair the top with just about anything (personally I think it screams for a pair of white skinny jeans); slip on some tights and booties for fall; or try the shorts with a simple tank and flat sandals for a more casual look.

Blouse – $31 at Sheinside.com

Eyelet Shorts – $29 at maurices.com

Heels – $46 at Lulus.com

More options!

Celebrity Copycat: Drew Barrymore’s Look for Less!

October 5, 2010 by  
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Drew Barrymore: one of my faves when it comes to the chic boho look.  Getting the right mix is a tricky art (even the fabulous Drew walks the razor edge at times with the chic part) but she nailed it this with the khaki/military shirt, skinny jeans, trendy yet classic striped t-shirt and grey platform pumps.  Get Drew’s look for less with pieces from, Urban Outfitters, Piperlime, Charlotte Russe and more!

Drew Barrymore's Look for Less!

Felt Panama Hat – $34 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Army Green Shirt – $27 at Yesstyle.com

Platform Pumps – $30 at CharlotteRusse,com

Wayfarer Sunglasses – $9.99 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Striped Tank – $17.50 or Buy 2 or more for $10 each at Pacsun.com

Skinny Jeans – $30.97 at Piperlime.com

Celebrity Copycat: Kelly Ripa’s Look for Less!

September 20, 2010 by  
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Kelly Ripa redefines the effortlessly cool, well-dressed woman who is always on the go.  Her outfit is not only trendy and smart, but the options are limitless: wear the tank with a skirt and sweater for Fall; the jacket goes with anything; try skinny jeans with a sexy top for evening.  Lots of wiggle room for the girl on the run! Get Kelly Ripa’s look for less

Kelly Ripa's Look for Less

Cotton Twill Blazer – $39.50 at OldNavy.com

Extreme Skinny – $29.50 at CharlotteRusse.com

Jersey Tank – $12.50 at OldNavy.com

Nikki Heel – $36.90 at Alloy.com

Braided Keeper Belt – $9.99 at Tillys.com

Precision Watch – $17.99 at Kohls.com

Metallic Bangles – $10 at OldNavy.com

Bold Beaded Necklace – $7.80 at Forever21.com


Celebrity Copycat: Victoria Beckham’s Look for Less!

September 11, 2010 by  
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Love it when the fabulous Victoria Beckham turns it down a notch and goes for a laid back glam look.  Although some of the pieces are a bit pricey (the classic Johnston Murphy bag and scarf), they’re worth the investment and will last you many fashionable seasons to come.  I personally own a pair of Ray-Ban CATS Sunglasses from Shadesdaddy.com and haven’t taken them off!  Get Victoria’s bon vivant look for less…

Piper Striped Skirt – $19.99 at Delias.com

Violet Sheer Burnout – $5.99

Karen Satchel – $99.99 at JohnstonMurphy.com

Paula Bianco Scarf – $85 at Shopbop.com

La Mer Leopard Layer Watch – $49.99 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Ray-Ban CATS 5000 – $98.50 at Shadesdaddy.com

Multi Stud Pump – $24.99 at Amiclubwear.com

Celebrity Copycat Deluxe: Kristin Cavalarri & Kourtney Kardashian’s Look For Less!

August 28, 2010 by  
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Kristin and Kourtney have both nailed the laid back yet sexy look that cut off shorts give.  Get their look for less!

Dolman Sleeve Blouse – $45 at Yesstyle.com

Harper Zip Satchel – $29.74 at Target.com

AE White Denim Shorties – $19.95 at AE.com

Aldo Jandris – $70 at Zappos.com

Basic Leather Belt – $16.50 at OldNavy.com

Friendship Band – $6.74 at ASOS.com

Beaded Charm Necklace – $7.80 at Forever21.com

Peasant Blouse – $22 at Yesstyle.com

Double Button Short – $10 at Wetseal.com

Braided Belt – $7.99 at Tillys.com

Steve Madden Venomm – $79.95 at Endless.com

Sunglasses – $2.99 at Forever21.com

Hot Celeb Links

August 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Mad men star Christina Hendricks Heats Up London Fog (Accidental Sexiness)
Cast Of Dancing WIth The Stars Revealed (Celebrity Dirty Laundry)
Elin Nordegren Opens Up To People (Daily Stab)
New Category Introduced for MTV Video Music Awards (Hissip)
Mariah Carey Is Four Months Pregnant (I Need My Fix)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston Are Having A Boy (Perez Hilton)
Spin It: Versus (Socialite Anonymous)
Trendspotting: Summer Cut Offs (Style Bakery)

Fall Trend: Military-Inspired Jackets for Under $100!

August 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

A chic military-inspired jacket is the perfect lightweight layer to carry you from cool Summer night’s all the way through Fall!  Throw it over your favorite floral dress, wear it with your favorite skinny jeans or even  over a little black dress for a cool downtown feel.  Check them out below!

Celebrity Copycat: Vanessa Hudgens’ Look for Less!

August 19, 2010 by  
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Get Vanessa’s modern boho-esque look for less!

Vigoss Skinny Stretch Jeans – $27.90 at Nordstrom.com

Slub Knit Cardigan – $16.50 at Oldnavy.com

Aztec Necklace – $4.80 at Forever21.com

Ethnic Embiem Necklace – $6.80 at Forever21.com

Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Zip Trim Bag – $29 at Spiegel.com

Black Shirred Tank – $19 or 2 for $29 at Metroparkusa.com

Ankle Cuff Sandal – $11.70 at Urbanog.com

Woven Belt – $12.50 at Pacsun.com

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