Must Have Midi Dress

March 1, 2014 by  
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The pieces that I love the most are always the one’s that catch me by surprise.   While browsing through Shopstyle I fell in love with this midi dress from ASOS! It’s perfect with flattering three quarter sleeves, chic length and soft jersey matierial – and most of all I love the price – $20.70!

Midi Dress

The heathered touch gives you the ability to dress it up or down by simply adding heels or booties as shown,  and by adding or removing bold jewelry pieces you can give  it some glam.  Definitley ordering…stay tuned! ASOS Midi Dress – $20.70 at ASOS.com

How To Choose The Right Homecoming Dress

July 24, 2013 by  
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I can’t believe that school starts in less than a month down here in Florida and in September for a majority of others.  It’s gone by way too fast but with the sadness of summer being almost over comes the excitement of some fall favorite’s like football, back to school shopping and for girls shopping for  homecoming dresses!  I have a bunch of boys so I don’t exactly have the pleasure of going out shopping for a pretty dress but I fondly recall my school dances and I do wish I had the selection girls have now a day.  With a little savvy shopping, girls can buy a unique dress as opposed to the carbon copies I found lined in the boutique store fronts in Brooklyn, and most dresses today can be worn a ton of other times (if you don’t go too frilly).

Check out some tips on picking a unique homecoming dress under $200 that can be worn more than once.  I also included some accessories and tips on what to wear them with below.

Details

Look for little details like beading or tulle that make a dress look more expensive and can dressed up now or down later on.

Length

I know girls love a floor length dress because it feels glamorous, but if you want to get the most for your dollar skip them.  If not shop online shops for dresses under $100 and look for simple lines so they won’t quickly go out of style.

Material

Avoid satin.  Yes they look expensive and pretty but they also scream formal and most girls will have some form of satin on.  Instead look for dresses in a matte jersey, with some tulle or if you have to have satin, look for ones with some ruching for a flirty feel.

Accessories

This is where you can go all out!  There’s a ton of affordable accessories out there so pile it on and have fun!  Try big colorful necklaces for a fun pop of color; add sparkly jewelry to bright dresses or try some simple gold jewelry that you can wear over and over again.

Shoes

Use online shoe stores to your benefit.  It’s almost impossible not to find a pair of stylish shoes under $100 and in a lot of cases you can even get a second pair free or half off .  But make sure you order early in case you need to exchange them.

Celebrity Copycat: Rachel Zoe’s Look for Less!

July 11, 2013 by  
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Maxi dresses are a vital part of any woman’s  stylish wardrobe, especially during the summer.  The options are endless, but I have a weakness for a flowing white evening maxi dress (it has this boho goddess feel that just works!).  Check out my favorite celeb looks and the dress for less.

I couldn’t just pick one celeb favorite but I did find one dress that was just gorgeous!  The elaborate details on the evening dress make it look worth WAY more that just $120.  What I particularly like about the dress is the detachable train that looks like something a modern day Stevie Nicks would wear on a red carpet.

Maxi Evening Dress- $120.99 at JJsHouse.com

There you have it two inspirations and one beautiful boho maxi dress now all you need is a pair of funky platforms, a clutch and you’re good to go!

Platforms – $89.99 at Heels.com | Metallic Clutch – $20 at Zara.com | Super Betsey Clutch – $88 at BetseyJohnson.com

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Beyonce’s Inaugural Look for Less!

January 23, 2013 by  
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Beyonce looked gorgeous at the Presidential Inauguration in a full length Pucci dress and a long black coat topped off with emerald green accessories (Pantone’s color of the year).   Yes the dress was amazing but I personally loved the whole package (including her arm candy Jay Z!).   The coat definitely gave the look a more luxurios feel and the jewelry added the perfect pop of color.  GetBeyonce’s look for less with a more realistic cocktail dress (I don’t know about you but I don’t see the need for a floor length gown in my closet.

Swirl Lace Dress – $158 at MaggyLondon.com | Short Fur Coat – $170 at Houseoffraser.co.uk | Emerald Green Earrings – $55 at Fantasyjewelrybox.com | Emerald Green Cocktail Ring – $39.95 at Fantasyjewelrybox.com

3 Unconventional New Year’s Eve Outfits

December 30, 2012 by  
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For the most part New Year’s consists of something sparkly, short or sexy – all of which are just fine but this year why not try something a  little unconventional?  Below are 3 ideas for an outfit that’s not tight, short or even sparkly  – we can leave that all up to the jewelry!  🙂

Anyone can wear a mini but it takes someone with style to rock a chic floor length maxi!  Pair it with a cropped blazer for a dressy effortless feel, and metallic heels for sex appeal.

I love the idea of black and white for New Year’s, so why not try adding white heels to an all black pant suit or a sexy black off-the-shoulder sweater and leggings.

Stripes are a classic and totally unconventional for New Year’s and that’s what makes it cool!  Try a striped sweater dress with black opaque tights and red heels for a dressy yet still easy-to-wear look (and it’ll never go out of style!).

Outta My Bag: Floral Dress From T.J. Maxx

December 19, 2012 by  
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I can’t believe Christmas is in 6 days and I also can’t believe that I got all my shopping done in less than five days and even found a few items for myself. 🙂  I was shopping at TJ Maxx and took a quick glance at its clearance section and found this cute floral dress for only $7!! Only in FL can you wear a summer dress in December and still be hot because you threw on a jacket!  Oh and yes I’m suppose to still have my arm in a sling but I refuse to wear it out because it’s hideous! lol

What I’m Wearing:

Floral Dress from T.J. Maxx 

Distressed Denim Jacket from American Eagle (also seen here)

Lilac Mary Janes from Ross (also seen here)

Drawstring Bag c/o meet mark

 

Celebrity Copycat: Taylor Swift’s Look for Less!

November 27, 2012 by  
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You really cant wrong with sequins – whether it’s for a prom or just a fun night out – they instantly give off a magical, princess-like vibe that dominated the Spring 2013 runways and will never go out of style.  One of my favorite stars that’s the perfect example off how magical sequins can make you look and feel is Taylor Swift. With her trademark ruby red lips, she’s rocked the sequins on many red carpets and always looks flawless!  Tip:  For a little more glamour and edge, add metallic heels (another huge trend) and a black clutch… and keep the jewelry simple! The dress will do all the work.  Get Taylor’s look for less with pieces from David’s Bridal, Heels.com and many more!

Sequin Dress – at Davidsbridal.com | Crystal Spike Studs – $15 at Missselfridge.com | Rhinestone Cuff – $28 at Whitehouseblackmarket.com | Studded Clutch – $39 at Dorothyperkins.com | Metallic Heels – $50 at Heels.com | M.A.C Lipstick in Swatch – $15 at Nordstrom.com |

Celebrity Copycat: Taylor Swift’s Look for Less!

September 28, 2012 by  
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Taylor Swift looks amazing!  The on-trend lace in red is perfectly matched with her skin tone and her red lips take it over the top.  Love this look because Swift deftly combines a retro feel that’s sexy yet classy – perfection!  Get Taylor’s exact dress from French Connection for $18, or try my more afforadble version for only $85 (the nude peep toe pumps from Yesstyle for only $36). Great outfit for the upcoming holidays or any special occasion.  Check out some similar options below!

Celebrity Copycat: Kristin Cavallari’s Look for Less!

April 16, 2012 by  
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Kristin Cavallari looked chic while running erands in a white maxi dress and jean jacket. Get Kristin’s look for less from Yesstyle, Kmart & more!

Maxi Dress – $28 at Yesstyle.com

Denim Jacket – $34.99 at Tillys.com

Sofia Vergara Wedges – $34.99 at Kmart.com

Belt – $28 at Stevemadden.com

Cross Body Bag – $24.99 at Tillys.com

daisy fuentes Hoops – $15.40 at Kohls.com

5 Fabulous Maxi Dresses Under $50!

May 26, 2011 by  
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Channel your inner bohemian with these super comfy and chic maxi dresses for under $50. Tips on how to wear:  If you’re petitie like me, wear wedges and stick to a solid color maxi (it helps elongate you) and keep jewlery to a mininum.  For the taller gals, go all out with the jewelry! The longer the maxi the better.  Don’t be afraid to throw on a floor grazing maxi with floral or funky tribal prints (with ballerina flats or flip flops). Check out some of favorite maxi dresses below!

Tiered Maxi Dress – $60 at Topshop.com

Chiffon Maxi Dress – $45 at Yesstyle.com

Halter Maxi Dress – $40 at Macys.com

Tapestry Print Maxi Dress – $49.50 at Swell.com

Crocheted Back Maxi Dress – $49.99 at Shopruche.com

 

 

 

 

 

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