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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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27
Aug
08

Ombre Pumps for sale

I was browsing as I do EVERYDAY…LOL…NET-A-PORTER.COM and saw these light green Ombre Patent Leather Pumps by Rubert Sanderson on sale for $357 (down from $595). I really can’t wear heels any longer but for one of you who can I think they could be a nice addition to your Fall ’08 wardrobe. Any takers?

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06
Mar
08

The Black Coats are coming!!…….The Project Runway Season 4 Finale ends with the crowning of a Prince inspired by the 17th Century

Mini Recap* Note -Longer recap to come in a little while

So I’m sure it was no big surprise to anyone that Christian won the Season 4 Project Runway Finale Show. After seeing a few of the looks that were leaked/previewed after the Bryant Park shows of all 5 designers looks I predicted Christian would win. His look was the most creative and dramatic. Although during the show last night I thought Rami gave him a run for his money.

It was funny that for once I agreed with most everything the judges said. Jillian’s collection did look a bit disjointed but I was surprised and took a liking some of her knitwear. Rami’s colors weren’t chic enough for the clothes but he has amazing attention to detail and his evening wear is stunning. Christian’s look did get repetitive and monotonous after a while. I wrote as I was watching it “more black”, “more slim black pants” and finally “CHRISTIAN THERE OTHER COLORS THAN BLACK!!” But Christian knows how to bring the drama. He took the inspiration he got from the Spanish painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo of a 17th century military man that he used in Episode 11 when they went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He used it as a starting off point, expanded on the idea and went running with it. Not everyone maybe able to wear his clothing but I don’t think anyone can deny how creative he is.

I think this was the best project runway show so far. These designers so outdid the designers from the previous seasons. There were designers I liked from previous seasons, such as Jeffrey Sebelia from last season, but these guys certainly did take it up a notch. Maybe it was because this designers all had more experience than previous seasons but I could definitely see all 3 of them going on to be major designers.

Rami showed he so deserved to be there. From the pictures in the magazines and online I saw I thought I would be disappointed by him but I really liked his looks. Bravo to you Rami for being able to step outta the box. Christians looks from the magazine and online soooo blew me away so maybe it was anti climactic for me because I had already seen some of the great ones. He really does knows how to put on a show and bring the fierceness and fabulousity (having the quality of fabulousness to an unbearable extreme). Unfortunately, Jillian was my least favorite. Although I was impressed with some of her designs, it was not on the same level I was with Rami and then Christian. Christian did surprise me at the end by pulled a Ricky before he was announced the winner. He started to tear up. Then he balled when they announced him as the winner. Oh just a couple of “Crying Shames“.

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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