Posts Tagged ‘Obsessions’
While working on a fashion piece for an eco-luxe website I write for, I came across the accessories line, Mi Asunta. Let’s just say taking a peek at their jewelry collection is a quick way to banish any thoughts of eco-friendly being all about the hippie chic. It’s hot. The fact that the line is handcrafted out of dead stock chain and vintage components is a total bonus.
You can find Mi Asunta at Endless.com and SureNYC.com.
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One of my favorite reasons to adore fall is that we can finally wear all our cute boots! From ankle to mid-calf and knee-high varieties, I don’t discriminate. I just loooooooove boots. This season is all about thigh high and over-the-knee boots which I’ve blogged about in the past. But for some reason this is one trend I’ve noticed most are scared of.
Sure, if you do it wrong you’ll totally end up with the Pretty Woman effect. And even when I wear my very new and very favorite gray Sam Edeleman over-the-knee-boots, I’m always met with the following expression:
They’re versatile, and they’re amazing. If you’re afraid it’s too agressive, try a flat boot similar to some of the pairs pictured below. Wear them with jeans, leggings, tights, skirts and dresses too. Just be sure you aren’t showing excessive amounts of skin so you aren’t mistaken for a streetwalker.
Are you rocking OTK boots this season??
Of course you do! Who doesn’t like free?!? Especially when it’s something cute and pretty painless to get. So how can you snag your very own free Michael Kors tote? Step 1: Click here
Step 2: Sign up for the Michael Kors newsletter and invite 3 friends
Step 3: Check your email, print out your coupon and then head to Michael Kors at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Kierland Commons or a participating location near you to pick up your free tote! Just make sure to present your invite before July 25th. Oh, and leave one for me!
Wedding season is definitely here! And it seems as if the question all my friends are asking as of late is what to wear to that summer wedding?
Summer weddings are such a great excuse for a bright, printed or whismical dress. And even though there are a few black dresses posted (hey, you can never go wrong with a nice, black cocktail dress), there’s plenty of options this season to truly dazzle.
This week has absolutely flown by. Usually, this is great. But in this case, it means it’s getting warmer and warmer every day.
I scooped up a pair of insanely discounted Calvin Klein wedges the other day, but with summer here, I feel desperately in need of at least 4 more pairs. After all, we need several for just about every outfit, right? Absolutely.
The great thing about wedges is you still get the height and they showcase sexy stems without looking like you’re trying too hard. Unlike typical stilletos, you can wear them from day to night. For summer 2010 wedges, here are a few of my current obsessions:
These Alaia leather wedges are so darling, they don’t even need an intro. Though at $2,000 a pair, they might need a loan agreement.
A cute, casual wedge is definitely hard to find. These pair of Alexandar Wang black wedges with tassel detailing are a great wear-to-work option.
These chocolate Diane von Furstenberg wedges would be great with jeans or a sundress
The perfect work wedge, need I say more?
Any cute wedges out there I may have missed? I’ll be posting some more summer 2010 fashion obsessions in the coming weeks!
By the way, if you haven’t checked it out yet don’t miss The Fashion Frontline competition which is live now!
I posted the lookbook on the Zac Posen for Target collection awhile back and while it was supercute, I wasn’t salivating. Why? I’ve been let down by pretty much every other designer collaboration for Target beforehand. I’ve lusted after many a pieces only to find that in the person, the fabrics look flammable. And no matter how cute of a “design” it may be or who the designer is, I just won’t drop the money on fabric that looks like it’ll fall apart with a single touch.
Zac Posen for Target is So Not the Case. It’s amaze. In short? It’s amaze.
Yes, it was worth repeating.
This collection trumps all other previous designer collaborations by far. The fabric works and the fit is great. Albeit a little small (especially if you’re chestier up top) it’s quite the easy line to drive a hole right through your wallet. Which is exactly what happened to me.
Not going to dive into detail on the items I picked up, but a few that were lustworthy (had they been in my size):
I wasn’t too crazy about it from these shots but in person, that floral dress is just divine. The construction is nice and as for the metallic swimsuit, it was shockingly cute too. Can’t report on the fit as neither were in my size and most of the wares had already been ransacked (read: Go, Now.).
Only because I live in Arizona and it was 90 degrees out today did I not snap up these pieces. The black tuxedo jacket is nicely tailored and a great fit. As for the red moto leather jacket, positively lustworthy. And for $200, not a bad deal at all.
Did you pick up any cute Zac Posen for Target pieces yet?
There are no excuses really other than lately, it’s been quite chaotic around here. But one thing’s for sure, it doesn’t stop me from spotting new, lovely things and totally obsessing over them. After all, we can all use a little beauty in our lives, right? Here’s a few of my spring obsessions you can obsess over, too.
I’m pretty sure I’m scooping up this Michael Kors Python clutch for spring. It’s totally lovely in person and perf for spring/summer garb. http://www.michaelkors.com.
These Gucci ‘Helena” cutout boots make me feel like I’ve died and gone to High Heel Heaven.
You can get them at Neimans or Saks.
Giorgio Armani Stingray Clutch: oh so divine. Call 212-988-9191
With so many events going on this week, it’s like event season is still in full swing! Better enjoy it now while the weather is still lovely out and before we’re all permanently trapped in our a/c controlled homes for the rest of the summer.
So this Friday afternoon, you should definitely check out this trunk show at the Borgata by Nolan LA and 1020 by Nicole and stock up on some cute leather jackets and jewelry, too.
The accessories line, Nolan LA, is full of contemporary, whimsical pieces. I’ve taken a peek at the spring/summer collection (pasted below) and it’s quite lovely. The Champagne Happy Hour on Friday will include up to 60% off items so this is definitely the time to scoop up some new baubles!
Also showcasing will be 1020 by Nicole. If you didn’t pick up a little leather jacket this winter (or need another because really, who can have too many?!?) definitely check out this collection.
4pm-7pm @ Borgata of Scottsdale
I haven’t had a chance to check out the spring collection yet, but the Lia Kes fall 2010 collection is looking quite lovely. It’s a good thing we’ll only have to wait until tonight as you can meet designer Lia Kes and check out her spring collection tonight at Bliss Boutique.
Enticed? I am.
5103 N. 44th St., Phoenix
6pm to 8pm
Does anybody actually take their shampoo and pour it into mini plastic 3 fl. oz. travel-friendly bottles? Yeah, too much effort. I buy the mini versions too, which is why I’m obsessed with the new beauty site, 3floz.com.
In short? It’s exactly what it sounds like. Tons of beauty goodies in perfect travel-friendly sizes. So you won’t have to worry about pouring your favorite Kerastase conditioner into a flimsy .99 cent container. Or worse, dealing with a liquified mess that’s somehow centralized on your fill-in-the-blank-with-most-expensive-ensemble-here.
Wanna sample something but not willing to throw down some serious dough? Yeah, these mini portions are good for that too. “For those who can’t commit” is how the site so eloquently puts it.
Apart from your typical hair care products, you’ll find a veritable beauty loot from serums, washes and hand creams, to anti-aging products, salves, nail care, supplements and more. Dependable brands too like DDF, Malin + Goetz, Pangea Organics and tons of products for men too.
Check it out at, 3FLoz.com.