Archive for the 'Trends' Category

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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14
Aug
08

Fendi Fall 2008 – Video

The green Maxx bag I got for Spring/Summer was such a hit that I’ve been searching for a new bag for Fall. In my search, I came upon this video on Style.com recapping Fendi’s Fall 2008 show. This look is one of the looks from the show:

Fendi Fall 2008 - Brown Leather Jacket & Brown Tiered/Ruffled Skirt

Fendi Fall 2008 - Brown Leather Jacket & Brown Tiered/Ruffled Skirt

I’m loving this and many of the other looks but I love Karl Largerfeld so that shouldn’t be a surprise. Check the video out here and let me know what you think.

I’m off to continue my search for My Fall ’08 IT bag. Wish me luck.

20
May
08

I gotta agree with Perez Hilton on this one

I gotta agree with Perez Hilton on this one. Gwyneth heard the call of the Romans and I’m envious. Ms Paltrow wore these shoes at a photo shoot to promote her New Movie “Two Lovers”:

So I guess I’m getting to like Gladiator shoes….Who know 😉
How bout you guys? Love? Or hate them?

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18
May
08

Friends, Romans, Countrywomen & Sex and The City lovers lend me your Ears

Gladiator sandals are everywhere these days. On Celebrities, in the Fashion Mags and even in Blogs 😉 To be honest I really haven’t liked this type of shoe. I thought it cut a woman’s leg off, disturbing the line from her shin to her foot. For those of us 5’4″ and under, that could make us look even shorter. I also didn’t like all the straps over the foot. I thought it looked too busy and distracting. Take for example Sarah Jessica Parker’s feet in the promo picture from the Wedding scene in the “Sex and the City” movie coming out at the end of May 2008.

I just hate those shoes with the Wedding Dress!! I like funky and unusual. And as some of you might know, I have a deep love and respect for Particia Fields (If you don’t know, you can read about it here). But these shoes with this dress DO NOT work for me :-& .

Having said all those negative things about Gladiator shoes, I came upon a few yesterday on Piperlime.com that I really like. They aren’t too strappy across the top of the foot and I think they cut the disturbance of your leg line to a minimum.

Bettye Muller Baccarat regular price $420.00 sale price $335.50

DV by Dolce Vita Carnival-30 $65.00

Nine West Rossinis $79.00

Via Spiga Undo $165.00

I’m seriously considering getting one of these pair of Gladiator sandals. Since sandals are all I wear these days, I at least like to get ones that are fashionable.

PS If you plan on visiting my eBay store, take note that I will be posting a bunch of new Shoes by Friday May 23. Stay tuned 🙂

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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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19
Mar
08

Shoe TV!!

OMG you guys there is now a site called Shoetube.tv. Newsweek summerizes what the site is about this way:

This first Web channel for shoe addicts combines “news” reports on the latest shoe styles, sneak previews of spring lines and clever woman-in-the-street interviews. You don’t have to have Imelda Marcos’s shoe closet to love it.”
Newsweek, February 18, 2008

My initial read on the site is that it looks like youtube for shoe fanatics plus written material (and boy do I know some real shoe fanatics……Of course I’m not talking about me 😉 ). They have sweepstakes so readers can win shoes, blogs reviewing new shoes and of course little video clips showing and reviewing new shoes. Check it out here and let me know what you think.

19
Mar
08

Just letting you know that there is a One day sale on Trenches TODAY ONLY!

Hi all. I was perusing and saw that Macy’s was having a one day sale. You know the one day sale that is suppose to be one day a month sale but really ends up being one day a week ;). I was looking thru the things on sale and discovered they will be having some Trenches on sale. And since we know Trenches are classic and trendy right now, you should click over there and see what they have. Here are a few I thought were cute:


Macy*s – Style&co. Double-Breasted Trench
Reg. $99.00 Sale $62.37


Macy*s – JM Collection Double-Breasted Trench Coat
Reg. $100.00 Sale $62.99

Click here to look at more Sale Trenches.

14
Mar
08

Disposable Swimsuits have arrived and they are CHEAP!!—–Would you buy one?

Now here is a concept————–Disposable Swimsuits!!———–Not only disposable but CHEAP!! ONLY $10!!——Yep you read that right $10 and they don’t look that bad in the pics. Look:

Disposable blue onepiece

Disposable green & black two piece

Yep the next time someone asks you to go swimming, you won’t have an excuse not to have a suit on you….LOL….. The suits can be found here: Disposable Swimsuits

Detailed Description

You Don’t Need A Lot Of Disposable Income To Afford Our Disposable Suits!

These are hot, worn one at a time or layered as in our photo above.

Introducing the bathing suit made of a new miracle nylon spandex fiber that you can toss away after one or four uses. Available in several great colors and fashionable styles, now there’s no excuse to ever be caught without a bathing suit. One size fits sizes 2 to 12.

Quantity Discounts – Order a quantity in the range below to receive the discount(s).

Quantity Discounted Price
6-50 $8.50 (Per Item)
51-500 $7.00 (Per Item)

CBS News did a story on these suits and some similar products called Clothes For The 21st Century, Stainproof, Wrinkleproof, Sweatproof And More…! In it they say:

A new company called One Suit has cornered the market on cheap and
accessible suits. The suits are all one-size-fits-all and are
disposable. These adjustable – and pretty sexy – suits cost only $10.
Because they’re so inexpensive (and unlined) they’re the perfect
solution when you’re in a bind, or even to offer friends who are
suit-less and want to take a dip in your pool or hot tub.

So what do you guys think? Would you buy one of these? I would like to see how one of them looks. I mean for $10 if it sucks I can use it to dry the dishes 😉

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?




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