Celeb Style: Sex & The City Inspired Horseshoe Necklace

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

My main weakness when it comes to fashion has always been jewelry. For the most part I buy tons of bangles and sterling silver rings but  there’s not any particular type of jewelry that I look for when I shop  – I just buy!   To say I have a rather large collection of jewelry is a understatement and my jewelry stands display years of collecting.  While I don’t favor a particular style when accessorizing I do have a tendency to like pieces that have meaning. From a 30’s vintage Bakelite piece that I inherited from my mother in law or spiritual pieces that stem from different religions, to a simple strand of  beads my mood dictates the choice. Often you will find me sporting a celeb inspired piece such as my name necklace like Carrie’s from Sex & The City.   Ironically it wasn’t until I was sent these horseshoe necklaces that I realized that most of my celeb inspired pieces are inspired by the Carrie Bradshaw character that I just adore.

I remember when the second Sex & The City movie came out I searched high and low for celebrity engagement ringslooking for a black diamond just like the one Big gave Carrie.  Although I found a good looking replica let’s just say that the quality wasn’t all that great and it’s not going to make it onto one of my jewelry displays.  These horseshoe necklaces on the other hand are definitely going on display!  I love love love  them!  The palm tree was added after I saw the picture of Alexa Chung sporting a frog and a palm tree on the red carpet and I loved the idea of the lucky horse shoe paired with the palm tree (which represents light ).  The little extra bit of bling just makes them look that much prettier and creates a perfect blend of quirky, trendy and glam.

I love it when quality and affordability are joined together especially with jewelry and emitations (I could not have possibly come up with a better name) does just that and more.  For more info on the necklaces featured visit www.emitaions.com

 

Mi Insta Life: 2/15-2/20

February 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

This weekend after I celebrated my sons 8th birthday I decided to take a few days off and do what I do best…SHOP! I took my time and hit a bunch of local Tampa boutiques that I love and found a ton of great stuff on sale.  Although I never made it to a mall, I did make my obligatory stops at Ross, Marshalls and of course T.J. Maxx.  My favorite purchases were the gray booties and chambray top seen below that I found for only $5 at T.J. Maxx.  I’ve been looking for this particular worn-out grayish/taupe colored booties for some time now, and I finally found them on sale for only $20!  The built in wedge gives me the height that I always want but still keeps me super comfy.  I can’t wait to wear them with my shorts and skirts this summer (actually this weekend because it’s going to be in the 80’s).  Click here for some outfit ideas.

I can’t believe he’s 8 years old!

Celebrity Copycat: Ashley Tisdale’s Look for Less!

February 13, 2013 by  
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I never really pay any mind to Ashley Tisdale style but I really LOVE this outfit!  This is what a casual stylish outfit should look like!  The mint skull sweater and animal print flats give her chic white pants a ton of attitude – perfection!  I’ve included some other equally adorable skull sweaters below because the mint one is only available in large.  Get Ashley’s look for less with pieces from Nordstrom, Hollister, Pink Mascara & more!

Vintage Havana Skull Sweater – $62 at Pinkmascara.com | Skinny Ankle Jeans – $38 at Hollisterco.com | White Zipper Accent Satchel – $61.20 at Yesstyle.com | Animal Print Flats – $30 at Shopmango.com | A.J. Morgan Tortoise Sunglasses – $24 at Nordstrom.com

Glitter Black Skull Sweater – $46 at Chicnova.com

Slouchy Skull Sweater – $45 at Shopskira.com

Celeb Style Favorite’s

February 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I normally would have done a copycat post on all of these amazing celeb outfits but instead I decided to highlight them all.

Solange Knowles’ style blends retro looks with a modern touch. I love the way the white Nicholas Kirkwood pumps play off the colors in this striped Ostwald Helgason dress.

Olivia Palermo always manages to work her faux fur vest into just about any outfit flawlessly, and this look is one of my favorites!  The orange gives the fur a refreshing spring kick.

 The bangs, the striped fur and the head to toe black – I die! 🙂

What I love about Jessica Alba‘s outfits is that they’re all easy to recreate for less and aren’t too over the top.   Love the tights and studded heels – they give the sweet dress a little edge – perfect!

images via People Style Watch

Striped Dress For Day & Night

January 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Cooler weather means I get to layer!  My favorite piece to layer, and the easiest one, has always been my army green anorak from Ross (also seen here).  I wear it every chance I get and believe it or not the army green color can be used as a neutral making it super easy to incorporate into many outfits.  This time I decided to pair my anorak with my striped dress for a day time look that I easily dressed up by removing the jacket, adding animal print heels and turning belt around.

Day

Night

What I’m Wearing:

Striped Puff Sleeve Dress $12.80 (also seen here) from Forever 21

Anorak from Ross

Animal Print/Red Patent Belt (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s

Black Heels (also seen here) $70 at Yesstyle

3 Bangles c/o Twisted Silver

Brown Hobo Bag c/o Lucky Brand

Black Satchel from Forever21

Animal Print Heels (also seen here) – $14.99 from Target.com

Metal Aviators from Ross

Insta Shots

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.

Outta My Bag: Yellow Pullover

January 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I totally forgot that I bought this yellow sweater which I bought at Ross for only $6.99.  It’s super easy to layer and I love the color. 🙂

 

What I’m Wearing:

Yellow Pullover – $6.99 at Ross

Black Jeggings – $19.99 at Marshalls

Plaid Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls

Necklace – $10 at Target

Mossimo Animal Print Heels – $14.99 at Target

Studded Clutch from Yesstyle

Levi’s Denim Jacket c/o my dad 🙂

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.

A Little Layering

November 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Last week I spent some time in my hometown of New York visiting family and enjoying the cool fall weather in cozy sweaters, warm gloves and tons of layers!  From a fashion standpoint the balmy temperature of Florida (where I live full time) definitely limits the options.  Not only do I love to layer, but the holiday’s seem more like a holiday when its cold outside!  Hoping I can make it back to New York soon to see some snow and bundle up!

 

 

 

What I’m Wearing:

Jennifer Lopez Cardigan (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s

Floral Dress – $19.99 from Macy’s

Madden Girl Boot $39.99 from TJ Maxx (also seen here)

Belt – $7.99 from Ross

Bug Buddha Bag $39.99 from TJ Maxx (also seen here)

RIng – $3.99 from Charlotte Russe

Bangles and Lock It necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Cross Necklace c/o Low Luv 

 

 

Macy’s Cyber Monday Deals

November 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Although I still hit the pavement hard with a long list of goodies to buy on Black Friday, it’s mostly out of tradition these days and to be honest the pilgrimage is getting weary (the idea of being a handed a ticket and standing in line at 4 a.m. to buy a TV just doesn’t appeal to me lol).  Truth be told, I’m all about Cyber Monday. Great deals without the long lines!  I logged on to that concept a long time ago.  If you’re the skeptical type that still finds online shopping an overwhelming burden, start by searching your favorite stores – you’ll score amazing deals right from your couch without sacrificing any trust issues. I could rattle off a dozen brick and mortar stores that I love for the very fact that they also provide amazing online deals. Macy’s is the perfect example. Some of my fondest memories growing up in New York revolve around Macy’s (standing in the bitter cold to watch the Thanksgiving parade – it would be hard to separate the holiday spirit from Macy’s!).   This year Macy’s is going all out and early sales start Sunday, November 25 through Monday, November 26.  Get ready to save on apparel, accessories, beauty, jewelry and home must have’s.  For the ladies, big bargains await on tops like shirts and knits, along with cozy coats from the outerwear collection. For guys, find polished and professional pieces like dress shirts, pants and ties, along with more casual clothing like polos and activewear. Shop winter-ready shoes for the whole family with the latest styles of cold-weather footwear. Be sure to look for pumps and flats for women, and dress boots for men. Discover amazing Cyber Monday deals on home favorites like kitchen essentials, bedding, home décor and much more. For beauty mavens, save on designer makeup and fragrances, and even limited edition items from your favorite celebrities. Fulfill holiday wishlists with jewelry, handbags or accessories, and treat yourself to Cyber Monday goodies too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Taking It Back With SnapHats

November 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

As a kid growing up in Brooklyn back in the 90’s, snapback hats were the ultimate urban fashion statement and closely associated with the style and music of hip hop legends like Dr. Dre and Tupac to name a few. The trend of course spread wide from sport legends like Michael Jordan to celebrities such as Will Smith when he was “moving with his auntie and uncle in Bel-air!”   Flash forward to today and my boys are rocking vintage snapbacks and listening to today’s trendsetters like  Kanye West, Mac Miller, Jay-Z and even underground YouTube sensations like D-Pryde and George Watsky.

 

Yeah, some things in life come full circle and never go out of style! Oh, and if you are wondering the origin of the name snapback, here’s the quick version: it’s a hat with an adjustable strap on the back that snaps together…snapbacks!

The popularity is continuing to grow an many snapbacks today aren’t exclusive to sport teams –  they also use designer brand names like Diamond, Krew and Crook League.  From a fashion standpoint the snapback definitely adds a street vibe to your look whether jeans and a tee shirt or a sports jersey with shorts.  Best of all there are a ton of options and styles to choose from online.  Check out the huge selection at SnapHats.com .

 

 

 

Old Navy’s Fit For Fall Fashion Show For All

September 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Old Navy wrapped up fashion week with a bang by throwing its own fashion show in Bryant Park. The Rockstars (also seen here) stole the show! Check out the clip below and don’t forget The Rockstars go on sale today for only $19!!

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