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31
Aug
08

Purple & Ombre – Two more trends that go well together

If you flip though any fashion magazine these days they will tell you Purple is the IT color for Fall 08. I’m on board with that. I love a deep jewel tone to balance out the sometimes dreary weather and just as dreary colored clothes that appear in Fall.

Imagine my surprise as I was surfing Targaayy (Target for you regualr folks…LOL) when I came upon some cool (and cheap) Purple items. Many of them included two other trends you know I love patent and Ombre. So I figured I would share them with you because I love to help people look stylish and if it can be done cheaply all the better ;).

Purple & Ombre

Xhilaration® Ombre Satchel – Purple (Small $16.99

Xhilaration® Ombre Tote Bag – Purple $19.99

Women’s Mossimo® Deann Ombre Patent Flats – Purple $13.99

Purple lovers only

Jasmine Small Bag – Deep Purple $16.99

Richard Chai for Target® Colorblock Tie Dress – Passion Purple $44.99

Richard Chai For Target® Printed Broken-Stripe Trench Coat – Purple/ Ebony $44.99

Loving a bargain myself I ordered the Ombre Satchel and the Jasmine Small Bag.

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23
May
08

Using Clothing and Accessories as a canvas brings Fashion to the next level

I loved the Dolce & Gabbana painted organza gown Rose McGowan wore at the amFar event the other night.

I love the Clothing and Accessories as a canvas. I’ve always thought of Clothing as Art but this is taking it to a new level by mixing what people consider “real” art with Fashion to create Fashion2. It reminded me of the Prada line for Spring/Summer 2008 that mixed Art with Prada’s usual beautiful clothes. Below are some of my favorite items from that line.

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14
May
08

Ombre & Patent Leather – Two Trends that go well together

I’ve noticed for awhile that Ombre has become a trend this year. I really like this trend. I think I really became aware of it and how much I liked it when I saw Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress by John Galliano for Dior back in 2002.

Before I left for vacation I bookmarked several Ombre items I found that I liked but I’ll post some of those another time. This post is about some items I recently found that incorporate the Ombre trend with another popular trend I like Patent Leather.

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales showed an Ombre and Patent Leather bag by Maxx in their recent catalog.

Maxx New York Women’s Degradé Ombre Large Tote Bag – $198
Comes in Purple as well.

Also at Bloomingdale’s was this bag by L.A.M.B (seems Gwen likes the Ombre trend in things other than Wedding Dresses)

L.A.M.B. Manchester Ombre Patent Leather Tote – $495

The above bags can be yours with a 20% discount by using the code FLOWER now thru May 21st at Bloomingdales.com.

But Bloomingdales is not the only place offering items combining these two trends. Some of my other favorite shopping sites have some cool Patent and Ombre items. Enjoy!

Nordstrom

Elliott Lucca Ombré Patent Leather Tote – $298
Comes in black as well.

BCBGirls ‘Edith’ Pump – $97.95
Comes in Dove & Black as well



Stuart Weitzman ‘Degdais’ Pump – was: $255 Now: $169.90

Comes in Coal as well

Zappos

RSVP Dinda Ombre Patent Leather Peep Toe Pumps – $65.00
Comes in Blue, Ivory & Pink as well.

Lodis Romano Ombre Primadonna Wallet – $176
Comes in Azure & Fuschia as well. There is also a smaller wallet with Gusset that come in the same colors for $129.

Target


Mossimo Deann Ombre Patent Flats – $19.99
Comes in Purple and Gray as well.

Mossimo® Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps – $24.99
Comes in Purple and Gray as well.

Topshop

Patent Ombre T Bar Shoe – Was 55.00 Now: 35.00 pounds
Comes in Gray as well.

Update: For Fall 08 Ombre is combined with Purple for a unique twist on the trend. Read about it here: Purple & Ombre – Two more trends that go well together

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13
Mar
08

Patent Leather & Metallic items on sale for Spring 08 – Belts, Bags & some Watches

I had to return something to Bloomingdale’s yesterday and I looked on their site to see if there was something I could exchange it for. I found these items on sale that were Patent leather and/or Metallic. You should check them out:

Belts

Avignon Skinny Patent Belt – Org: $78 Now: $45.99

Avignon Skinny Patent Belt Genuine Italian patent leather belt with self covered buckle. 1/2″W. * Catalog Item Number: 81063 * Please note, not all colors may be available * Black (09), Dark Chocolate (20), Cherry (60), Violet (56) or Dove Grey (04) * Sizes S (30-1/2), M (32-1/2), L (34-1/2), XL (36-1/2) * Imported

WCM Skinny Metallic Belt – Org: $80 Now: $39.99

WCM Skinny Metallic Belt Metallic leather belt with rectangular covered buckle. To be worn on the hips. * Catalog Item Number: 72759 * Gold (75) and Pewter (03) * 3/4″W * Sizes’ S (28-1/2), M (31), L (33-1/2), XL (36)

Double Buckle Waist Belt BLACK SZ MED ONLY- Org: $160 Now: $47.99

Double Buckle Waist Belt Leather belt with double buckle detail. To be worn on waist. * Catalog Item Number: 76859 * Please note, not all colors may be available * Mirrored Silver (07) or Black (09) * 4″W * Sizes S (29), M (31-1/2), L (34), XL (36-1/2)

Avignon Patent Belt – Org: $128 Now: $88.99

Avignon Patent Belt Genuine Italian patent leather belt with covered buckle.2W. Black (09).Sizes S (30-1/2), M (32-1/2), L (34-1/2), XL (36-1/2).Imported. * Catalog Item Number: 77695 * Black (09), Cherry Red (60), Denim Blue (40), or Chocolate (20) * 2″W * Sizes S (30-1/2), M (32-1/2), L (34-1/2), XL (36-1/2)

Bags

Kate Spade Long Wallet, Wallet and Coin Purse:
Long Wallet – Org: $195 Now: $116.99
Wallet – Org: $175 Now: $104.99
Coin Purse – Org: $85 Now: $50.99

Kate Spade Long Wallet, Wallet and Coin Purse * Please note, not all colors may be available * Long envelope wallet with back exterior pocket, flap closure. Six credit card slots, zip compartment and additional pockets. Silver (07) or Gold (75). 7-1/2″W x 4″H. Imported * French purse wallet with front flap pocket. Five credit card slots and bill holder. Silver (07) or Gold (75). 4-1/2W x 4″H. Imported. * Top zip close and key fob coin purse. Silver (07) or Gold (75). 5″W x 3″H. Imported.

Franchi Metallic Flap Clutch – Org: $165 Now: $98.99

Franchi Metallic Flap Clutch Distressed metallic flap clutch with hidden magnetic snap closure. Detachable drop-in shoulder strap. Interior mirror. Inside zip, cell phone and additional pockets. Lined. * Catalog Item Number: 21826 * Gold (75) or Pewter (03) * 14-1/2″W x 5-1/2″H x 1″D

Donald J. Pliner Quilt Patent Tote – BLACK ONLY – Org: $335 Now: $233.99

Donald J. Pliner Quilt Patent Tote Quilted patent leather east-west tote with smooth leather double shoulder straps and base. Magnetic snap bridge closure and drawstring. Inside zip, cell phone and additional pockets. Lined. * Catalog Item Number: 68430 * Black (09) * 19″W x 12-1/2″H x 5-1/2″D * 10″ drop * Imported

MCM Patent Medium Tote – DARK PURPLE ONLY – Org: $1150 Now: $689.99

MCM Patent Medium Tote Patent leather double handle tote with double zip closure and two front exterior pockets. Inside zip, cell phone and additional pockets. Protective metal feet. Lined. * Catalog Item Number: 89366 * Please note, not all colors may be available * Purple (50), Silver (07) or Black (09) * 13 1/2″W x 8″H x 6″D; 5″ drop from shoulders * Imported from Italy

Watches

Patent Crystal Watch – ONLY PURPLE & GREEN – Org: $68 Now: $19.99

Patent Crystal Watch Patent leather strap watch with round stainless steel case. Silvertone dial. Swarovski crystal encrusted bezel. Japanese movement. * Catalog Item Number: 82476 * Black (09), Green (30), Red (60), Purple (50) or Blue (40)

Betsey Johnson Leather Watch – ONLY PINK – Org: $95 Now: $56.99

Betsey Johnson Leather Watch Patent leather strap watch with goldtone round case and white dial. * Catalog Item Number: 23024 * Please note, not all colors may be available * Pink (66) or Black (09)

I already have the Avignon Patent Belt in Cherry and the Patent Crystal Watch in Blue. I think I may go for the Double Buckle Waist Belt or the Franchi Metallic Flap Clutch in Pewter. What do you think? Anything strike your fancy?

23
Feb
08

Metallics – Bags, Boots & Shoes

Metallics are also hot this Spring ’08 season. I’ve bought a Metallic bag and some flats to help update my wardrobe. In my search for some great items I found some Bags, Boots & shoes I thought were cute.

Bags

MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Large Satchel Metallic (Gold) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbags Was – $301.95 Now – $213.25

You’ll surely take a shine to this gorgeous handbag in metallic leather.
Holds your wallet, sunglasses, personal technology and a bottle of water.
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 6″ deep x 10 1/2″ high.
Dual handles. Handle drop: 4” length.
Studded accents.
Top zip closure.
Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket and multifunctional slip pockets.

Endless.com: Donald J Pliner Zelda Foldover Clutch: Categories Was $410 Now $328

Featured
in lovely, crocodile-embossed leather, this stylish Donald J Pliner
design has a ladylike appeal. The Zelda foldover bag, though, also has
versatile verve: Carry it as a clutch or unfold the flap, slip your
fingers into the cut-out handles, and swing it sassily down the street.
* Leather * Satiny ribbed lining * Magnetic closure * 8 inches high *
15 inches wide * 2.5 inches deep * Made in Italy

Endless.com: KALE Weyman Clutch: Categories Price $395.00

Stand
back: This bag is hot! The Weyman clutch from Kale is a straight-up
charmer. Its so-of-the-moment leather, in a choice of patent or
metallic, and antiqued brass studs give a bit of a retro feel to an
all-modern bag. The best is yet to come: Inside is an indulgently soft
fuchsia suede lining. * Leather * Suede lining * Magnetic closure * 6
inches high * 13 inches wide * 1 inch deep * Dust bag included * Made
in United States


Boots

Tod’s Jodie Boot – Premier Designer – Neiman Marcus Was – $795 Now – $398

• Pewter grainy leather.
• Rubber bottom.
• 3 1/3″ stacked heel.
• Made in Italy.

Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Clover Mid Calf Boot: Categories Was – $849.95 Now – $424.98

Make a statement with Isabella Fiore’s beautiful Clover Mid Calf Boot. Constructed with sleek suede uppers, rounded toe, tall stiletto heel, and inconspicuous side zipper for the perfect, snug fit. These stylish boots hug your calf like a velvety second skin, making them the perfect choice for chilly fall and winter evenings out. * Leather and suede upper
* Leather sole
* Shaft height measures approximately 13 inches from arch
* Boot opening measures approximately 12 inches around
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/4 inches
* Made in Italy
* Item # B000WG7XY8

Shoes

Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Audrey Ballet Flat: Gold Was $215 Now $150.47
Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Whitney Ballet Flat: Green Was $295 Now $142.48

Your little sister’s ballerina flat just got a makeover with a little added glam! This adorable Audrey flat from Hollywould has a smooth metallic leather upper with a complementary grosgrain trimmed collar and removable ankle wrap, a pretty and dainty little round toe, and an ultra-low chunky heel. It also features soft leather linings, a fully cushioned insole, and a knobby textured outsole for a confident and graceful step. Add some sass to your favorite cropped jeans with the Audrey! * Soft Italian leather upper * Leather sole * Removable matching grosgrain ankle-tie and reinforced heel * Made in Italy

Endless.com: L.A.M.B. Women’s Daly II Platform Pump: Categories Price $319.95

Rock a fresh, ladylike look in this platformed pump from L.A.M.B. The Daly II features a gorgeous pearlized leather upper in a basketweave design resting on a sexy, stacked stiletto heel and hidden platform that’ll pair prettily with retro styles. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Brazil

Endless.com: Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s E80055 Peep Toe Platform: Categories $694.95

Your elegance is about to shine! Everything about this fine leather pump is absolutely impeccable–even right down to its vamp’s intricately jeweled embellishment. The metallic spiked heel and platform add attitude and sass. A logo-embroidered satin dustbag is included. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Italy


Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Loreen Wedge Pump: Categories Was $449.95 Now $382.46

The patent leather Loreen Wedge Pump by Isabella Fiore is a stunning open-toe platform shoe that is as comfortable as it is striking. Constructed with patent leather uppers, an adjustable back ankle strap with an aged brass buckle, a leather sole and insole, and a decorative leather bow at the vamp, this well-designed wedge heel turns even your drabbest jeans and T-shirt into a fun and flirty ensemble. * Patent and suede upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches * Platform measures approximately 1 1/2 inches * Made in Italy

Endless.com: Cynthia Vincent Women’s Anna Platform Pump: Categories Price $354.95

Featured in snake-embossed leather with a completely on-trend, metallic, ombre-effect coloration, or crackle textured patent leather with a clear acrylic heel, the Anna platform pump from Cynthia Vincent has a luxurious and refined, but eye-catching look. Its high-style design is rounded out by a kicky, cone-shaped heel. Dust bag included. * Leather upper
* Leather sole
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches
* Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
* Made in Italy

20
Feb
08

Patent Leather is the rage for Spring 08…Here are some bags & Boots I like

BIG BAGS

Sigrid Olsen Nora Large Patent Leather Shopper at SmartBargains.com Was – $220 Now – $99.99

A big and simple shape can have a spellbinding effect if it’s rendered in high-gloss patent leather. Let this shiny shopper from Sigrid Olsen create magic for your look, while providing ample room for all your essentials. Features

  • ”Nora” large patent leather shopper with brushed gold-tone hardware from Sigrid Olsen
  • Genuine patent leather
  • Holds your wallet, sunglasses, keys, make-up case, small planner, and other everyday essentials
  • Measures 13.5” wide x 14” tall x 4” deep
  • Strap measures 15”
  • Drop is 6”
  • Strap is connected to another leather strap with metal buckles
  • Open top with magnetic closure
  • Heavy topstitching on lower sides and over raised panels at bottom corners
  • Interior back wall zipper pocket
  • Two interior front wall open-top accessory pockets with two pen holders and key hook
  • Cotton canvas lining
  • Patent Leather Slouch Bag – Bags – Leather – Accessories – Topshop Price – £45.00

    * Patent leather slouch bag with a shoulder strap. Dimensions h38cm,w 39c. 100% Leather. Should not be washed.


    MEDIUM SIZE

    Amazon.com: MAXX NEW YORK Sonata Satchel: Apparel Was – $135 Now – $99.00

    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Sonata’ Faux Patent Satchel
    Chic, high-gloss satchel has built-in handles for comfortable carrying. Cinched belting at the sides completes the look. * Fit: Large: Holds at least a magazine, wallet and water bottle
    * Dimensions: 16″W x 10″H x 6″D
    * Tab with magnetic snap closure.
    * Exterior slip pocket with magnetic closure.
    * Center zip compartment.
    * Interior zip, cell phone and MP3 player pockets.
    * Polyester lining.
    * PVC faux patent leather.
    * By MAXX NEW YORK; imported.

    Sigrid Olsen Nora Medium Patent Leather Hobo at SmartBargains.com Was – $188 Now – $79.99

    The glassy shine of patent leather is amplified in soft folds, creating a fashion-forward design you’ll love showing off. Sigrid Olsen’s bold hobo fits neatly over the shoulder, and holds all you need for the day.Features

  • “Nora” medium to large patent leather hobo with gold-tone hardware from Sigrid Olsen
  • Genuine leather
  • Holds your wallet, sunglasses, keys, cell phone, make-up case, and other everyday items
  • Measures 16″ wide x 13″ tall x 5″ deep
  • Handles measure 15″
  • Drop is 8.5″
  • Rolled leather handles
  • Open top with three interior compartments; two with magnetic closures, one with zipper closure
  • Pleating in leather along upper front and back
  • Interior front and back wall compartments have inner magnetic closure
  • Interior middle zippered compartment has two accessory pockets, two pen holders, and a welt pocket with zipper closure
  • Floral printed cotton lining

  • SMALLER/CLUTCH/WRISTLET

    Patent Oversized Clutch – Bags – Leather – Accessories – Topshop Price – £35.00

    * Patent leather oversized clutch with crossbody strap. H7.5″ W12″ 100% Leather. Should not be washed.

    Goldenbleu – Mercedes Snap Clutch – eLUXURY Was – $350.00 Now – $265.00

    Goldenbleu
    Mercedes Snap Clutch * Crinkled patent leather
    * Polished gold metal hardware
    * Tiny pintucked gathers along top seam
    * Metal frame top with kiss-lock closure
    * Sumptuous suede lining
    * Interior patent-trimmed zip pocket, cell phone pocket, patch pocket, and pen slot
    * Dangling key clasp inside
    * 13″x 8″x 2.5″

    Hobo International Double Frame Patent Clutch – Patent Accessories – Nordstrom Price: $98.00

    Hobo International Double Frame Patent Clutch Crinkled patent leather creates a two-sided design, perfectly proportioned for traveling light. On the inside, one side has a zipper pocket and the other has two slip pockets and six credit card slots. * Snap closure on both sides; single magnetic closure in the middle. * Center interior ID window; three credit card slots; zip pocket. * Black-and-white checked lining. * Leather. * By Hobo International; imported. item # price: 113884 $98.00 Fit: Clutch: Holds at least a cell phone, small wallet and lipstick. Dimensions: 8 1/4″W x 4 1/2″H x 1 1/4″D.

    Patent Clutch Bag – Sale Accessories – All Sale – Womens – Armani Exchange Was $98.00 Now $49.99

    Patent Clutch Bag A|X logo clasp shiny finish adds polish 100% patent leather Style: E5BA395 Sizes: one size

    I really liked this bag just as a wristlet to carry around at night. They sold out on Amazon but still have some at Overstock

    Overstock.com: Michael Kors Jet Set Wristlet: Apparel Was – $78.00 Now – $69.99

    Color: Safety Orange
    Taxi Yellow
    Safety Orange

    Then there is the satchel version of the above bag:

    Amazon.com: Michael Kors Jet Set Satchel Was – $198 Now – $99.99

    • “Jet Set” small patent leather box satchel with gold hardware from Michael Kors. Genuine patent leather.
    • Holds cell phone, small wallet and a couple of essential make-up pieces. Measures 8″ wide x 5″ tall x 4″ deep.
    • Handles measure 19″. Drop is 7.5″.
    • Interlocking gold chains attach to leather handle. Top zipper entry with gold O-ring pull.
    • “Michael Kors” engraved in gold metal ring surrounding chain straps. Interior back wall slit pocket with leather trim.

    And after much consideration I ordered this one from Nordstrom:

    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Fenway’ Patent Bowler – Patent Accessories – Nordstrom Price – $148
    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Fenway’ Patent Bowler Slim, buckled straps detail a glossy bowler with a fun zebra-print lining.
    * Top zip closure.
    * Silvertone hardware.
    * Exterior front and side magnetic-flap pockets.
    * Two interior zip pockets, cell phone and wall pockets; key hook.
    * Protective feet.
    * Polyester lining.
    * PVC.
    * By MAXX NEW YORK; imported.
    * Item # 212511
    * Fit: Dimensions: 17″W x 10″H x 6″D.
    * Hand-held strap. Strap drop: 5″.

    I ADORE IT!! And can’t wait to wear it with my short green trench coat. And I’m considering these gloves to go with my boots:


    Saks Fifth Avenue – Patent Leather Gloves – Saks.com Price – $198
    * Eight-button gloves of rich nappa leather paired with shiny patent stretch to the elbow.
    * Silk lining
    * Made in Italy

    And what boots am I talking about that will go with these wonderful gloves you may ask? These:

    Kate Spade “Aziza” Patent Boot Was – $545 Now – Sold out except for size 6.5 $379.99

    I got them on sale for $284.99

    Dress up your flat boot with a little shine. Patent leather upper with rubber sole. Full inside zip. Signature Kate Spade goldtone hardware on zipper pull.

    • Catalog Item Number: 80801
    • Black patent (08)
    • Full and half sizes 6-10M
    • Imported from Italy
    I ADORE THEM!! If you really like these boots but are sorry you missed out on them, here are some similar boots I found:



    Endless.com: Aquatalia Women’s Wasabi2 Boot: Knee-High Was – $234.95 Now – $164.47

    The sleek Wasabi2 boot from Aquatalia is a knee-length stunner. The smoothly textured patent leather upper gives it a stylish mod look that’ll be great paired with this season’s retro-sixties silhouettes. You’ll be covered in the comfort and innovative design departments, too: The full-length zipper entry, elastic gore, soft, silky lining, and thickly padded shaft and insole really deliver.

    • Patent leather upper
    • Manmade sole
    • Heel measures approximately 1 1/4 inches
    • Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Weatherproofed
    • Made in Italy
    • Item # B000RCIOE

    Endless.com: oh…DEER! Women’s Ice Princess Flat Boot: Boots Was – $225.95 Now – $124.27

    You just can’t get too much patent leather into your life these days. The Ice Princess flat boot from oh…DEER! is one glossy accessory you’ll need to include. Its punchy, of-the-moment detailing–like its superlow heel and fully zippered back–will give you a fashionable boost, and the feeling of the soft, faux-fur lining against your calves, we promise, will be worth the price of admission.

    • Patent leather upper
    • Rubber sole
    • Shaft height measures approximately 17 1/2 inches from arch
    • Boot opening measures approximately 14 inches around
    • Heel measures approximately 3/4 inches
    • Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Made in China
    • Item # B000Q8SKGC

    Endless.com: FRYE Women’s Annie Double Zip Flat Boot: Boots Price $387.95

    Leave it to Frye to dream up a knee-high black leather boot with classic sleek styling made special by the two zippers that run up both sides of the shaft. As you can also expect from Frye, the boot rests on a flat heel and ends in a squared-off toe that will make your feet happy, even as it complements your trendy wide-leg pants or short-short skirt.

    • Leather upper
    • Leather sole
    • Shaft height measures approximately 16 inches from arch
    • Boot opening measures approximately 13 3/4 inches around
    • Heel measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Foam midsole for added comfort
    • Made in Brazil
    • Item # B000V41JBO

    Delman “Kimana” Tall Patent Leather Boot – Shoes & Handbags – Bloomingdales.com Was – $495 Now – $329.99

    Pull-on style. Patent leather upper, leather sole.pull-on tabs on inside of boot.

    • Catalog Item Number: 81916
    • Please note, not all colors may be available
    • Black patent (08)
    • Slight 1/2″ wedge
    • Full and half sizes 6-10, 11M
    • Imported




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