Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sex and the City 2 Trailer [HD]

This is so EXCITING! A great way to bring in my 28th B-Day:) I will be in LINE early:)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige - Oprah's Holiday Music Extravaganza 11/30/2009

I LOVE this song and had to share. MERRY CHRISTMAS all! Have a great day and tomorrow with all of your traditions:) I miss some of mine, but we will start ours soon:) P.S. Can't wait to watch movies on Christmas day too!:)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tux Rules from My-Wardrobe

Check My-Wardrobe TV each week for trend tips on how to wear some of the top items that should be in your closet! Here is one for the Tux Jacket that I need in my wardrobe right now!:)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Introducing: STYLE COMPARE

Style Compare is what I would call the British version of ShopStyle...they have teamed up with AMAZING sites like the Outnet and My-Wardrobe to offer the BEST brands, designers, and prices for your search needs. Right now, if you sign up for the STYLE COMPARE newsletter as well as the MUST-get My-Wardrobe newsletter you could win 150 pounds before Christmas! Who could say no to that? Sign up today and check both of the sites out, I LOVE the MY-WARDROBE TV programs!

4 days left to enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza by The Fashionable Housewife

There are so many giveaways going on right now. Don't miss your fave blogs and twitter accounts! There everywhere. I just entered for the HP Envy 13. I can't wait to see who wins after the last day to enter on December 20th! That would be a great gift! Enter now!

Trend Alert: Velvet Ankle Trousers

I can't decide which ones I like more and they are both around the same price...which pair would you say????

The Limited (on sale)-



Inspired by Fashionair

After watching any Style Counsel on Fashionair, I am excited and ready to put together my version of their trend. The past webisode on vintage was AMAZING and had me rushing to sites like eBay and Etsy for key items to add to my already LOVING vintage wardrobe.

I am loving chiffon right now, so when they stated that long chiffon skirts were a must-have, I quickly added it to my need to get now list:)

Here are a few I found:



Maxi Metallic Skirt (*note: I would style according to Fashionair and not the seller:)

FOREVER21 has a new magazine!

Have you checked it out? You can get it when you spend $40 or more, or check it out online for free! I think it is exciting to see what retailers like Forever have to say. H&M already does it and I am always LOVING seeing their trends come to life from around the world.

I am already addicted!
There are features about fashion blogging and how to get started, highlighting some of the BEST bloggers like Style Bubble. Fashion Trends and Fashion Editorials...there are so many fab modes of inspiration that you can take from this mag...I think I NEED to go spend $40!!:)

My new Must-Have Pump by Dolce Vita

The Dolce Vita April pump in Grey Suede...I spotted it in the January issue of LUCKY on the last page...check itout.

Crazed for Crop

If you follow my rants on twitter than you already know I am ADDICTED to all types of cropped trousers, but recently I am on the search for a pair of crop/ankle length jeans...I don't want pedal pushers or anything above the calf...I want ankle length jeans to wear with flats or heels...or any type of boot for that matter. They just seem like the perfect jean that I need in my wardrobe and of course...I can't seem to find the right style for moi....Check out a few of the ones I plan to try on my next trip to Phoenix. Plus, I looked to SHOPSTYLE of course and found a million options to choose from:)

Citizens of Humanity-Paley Ankle Jeans

Levis(*these would be purchased in the lowest length sold:)-Mid Rise Straight 552™ Jeans - Clean Air

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Are you still searching for the perfect holiday gifts? Get tips from Robert Verdi LIVE via twitter!

Mark your calendars for December 17th for the BEST opportunity for inspiration for gifts that hasn't been blasted all over magazines and websites! Robert Verdi is really taking the twitter world by storm with his LIVE tip events. This will be his second and definitely not one to miss! Get insider tips that he is sharing EXCLUSIVELY with you! Plus, he is always there to chat everyday. So, send questions to @RobertVerdi. There are so many reasons to join Twitter and this is one of the BIG ones! Don't miss out!


Happy Holidays ALL!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rachel Zoe was all about Bronze today--my kind of girl!

Heidi Klum's bronzer for Victoria's Secret is surprising perfection! When I asked the lady at the counter about the bronzer she seemed like she didn't think it was that good, but I am glad I just tried it. It's got the different colors which makes the glow kind of like a blush.

Editors Picks : Kirna Zabete

I did not realize that StyleCaster had a channel on YouTube, get on and SUBSCRIBE now! Also, there are changes to come to the site, so make sure you have signed up and you have downloaded the app on your iPhone!:)

HUGE SALE at TULLE for Black Friday!

Everything on site will be HALF OFF! Plus, FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders! They already have great prices! So make sure you check it out! Also, I had to share that I spotted a TULLE jacket at TJMAXX today and my sis saw TULLE at Nordstrom's Rack! They are everywhere! But, get the best of the best at this AMAZING sale!

Introducing an untapped designer that I have fallen madly in love with: HEIDI MERRICK

I get so many emails these days that sometimes it feels like they have lost the excitement because it feels like I am just getting what everyone has already read and/or shared...but, this is something NEW! I fell instantly in love with Heidi Merrick's line! I think this would be a perfect designer for my fave show, "Gossip Girl." By the way, did you hear that the costume designer has a new book out?? More on that soon! I can also see Olivia P. rocking this designer too...The publicist said the following celebs have worn these fab designs: Kelly Rutherford, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Bar Rafaeli, Tori Spelling. Plus, check out the SALE section, the prices are AMAZING and the silhouettes are similar to the regular price items...YAY! Perfect for holiday dressing that no one else will be wearing! Interview with the designer to come!

H&M Grand Opening in Scottsdale, AZ BUZZZZ

I was so excited to attend the grand opening of the first H&M in Arizona but I was surprised when it wasn't the location I was expecting next to the new to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall...none the less, the store was AMAZING! Children's merch upstairs and mens in a little corner, the rest, was ALL WOMEN! There were just a few let downs, the accessory area that I usually covet was very slim-t0-none and there will be no "pink-label," trend label items at this location. But, I can't pout, we finally have an H&M! We probably won't be getting everything that we see in magazines, but the store is going online in 2010, so we can hold off. And, I still believe that there is another location opening in Scottsdale Fashion Mall because of the sign up, dugh:) And there is rumor that one is coming to I am def crossing my fingers!
*Image from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
Here are some trending attendees at the event.
You have to meet him while you shop at H&M! I am terrible and forget his name...but, he was fabulous and remembered mine the whole time I was there and I of course got the snood he was wearing for ONLY $14.95!

I have a navy trench that I need to add a red ribbon to with tips from the Today Show and ELLE mag

Friday, November 13, 2009

The $50 Savers Challenge and Tips

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE thrift stores with a passion and I am always down for taking on a search for a day to find exactly what I am looking for or whatever might jump out at me.
Savers sent me a $50 gift certificate to see what I could find and I found A LOT! I am still so excited about what I have found and am receiving so many compliments.
But, before we get into what I bought. Let's cover a few bases that thrift shoppers should keep in mind.
1. Make sure you know if there are any extra discounts. Although thrift stores are supposed to be really great deals...some thrift stores are starting to hike up prices and know about brands etc. So, keep that in mind. Savers has a weekly color which offers half off and on Monday's that color gets all items for $1!!! That's something to not miss!
2. Check out all of the locations in your area to figure out which one has the best offerings. This is usually a pretty BIG thing to watch for since thrifting takes a lot of time and you want to make sure you are going to the right place to find your hidden treasures.
3. Don't jump for the name brand unless you know you will definitely be wearing it. I found a Dolce & Gabbana dress, but, I just knew I wouldn't wear it. I also found a jacket I had just seen at Nordstroms at the mall!!! But, I had to tell myself no---because I knew I was just reacting to seeing it at the mall full price!:)
4. Take note from above---some stores donate clothes, shoes and more to thrift stores---so it might even be BRAND NEW!
5. Go in with a list of what you have seen in the mags that you can find vintage or used...why not? Gives you a focus and if you find something while looking even better.
6. Try on, try on, try on...even if you have to try on over your clothes since it's not necessarily clean, you need to know if it fits.
7. SAVERS offers a great deal---if you donate items 1-or more:) you can get a $3 gift certificate to use there! Which works perfect to use on Monday's when it is dollar day for the color of the week! How can it not get any better than that? I am going on Monday now that I am unemployed to fill my time on a dime:)
Now, here's what I was lucky to find:
1. Bill Blass New York dress that I had personally sold last year for $695 now for: $10 in perfect condition! (It's at the dry here is the collection picture:)
2. Sequin jacket, which is all the rage right now. I wore it window shopping at J. Crew and the ladies said it reminded them of something they would sell:) But, I knew I paid much less. $10
3. Must-have a black, cashmere sweater! I feel like I can wear this high with a low back (which I can't wait to do!) or the way it is intended with a low neckline. $3.99
4. Velvet and blazers are everywhere this fall! I can't wait to wear this jacket with a skinny belt. Very J. Crew! $5.99
5. I have been wanting cropped tops so bad lately so this white blouse was a must for next spring. I think there will probably be days I can get away with it in Tucson during the winter "months" though:) $5.99
6. I feel like I want to live in cords this fall and I want to cut them all like fashion-y girl from Sea of Shoes. My hubby keeps saying I shouldn't...but, I think I HAVE to...I need every trouser I have to be ankle length for some reason:) $5.99
7. The rest of the cash was spent on 2 different black silk blouses that I am seeing sold at Urban Outfitters for at least $3o right now and a $2 Sex and the City game!:) I also went over the budget and bought a vintage Ungaro bag for $4.99 that I saw was selling on eBay for at least $50! woo-hoo:)

The Look for Less: Rihanna's Tuxedo Jacket

This is the one I saw and fell in love with...but, I guess there is another jacket that is called the "tuxedo jacket"....I just don't want the lace so I will stick with this version:)

After seeing Rihanna in the tuxedo jacket trend a couple of times, it made it on my list and I started searching thrift stores and Buffalo Exchange...but, hadn't seemed to find anything...and I couldn't see myself paying hundreds of dollars for this trend I wasn't sure I was going to keep in my life. Not evening thinking to look at White House, Black Market, I was just window shopping with the hubby at APPLE (he wants an Apple TV:) and I spotted it in white and about screamed! The jacket I needed right now was at White House/Black Market...go my dismay, they didn't have the jacket in black yet, but the associate assured me that they usually get another color in everything they receive. WOOHOO:)

Did You Know???

MANGO is looking to expand in the U.S....
H&M and ZARA are looking to finally sell their items via e-commerce---FINALLY!
Liz Clairborne New York, which Isaac Mizrahi is designing for is being sold on QVC now?
Taylor quit working for Rachel Zoe, gasp!
NYLON mag is available as an iPhone App:)
The Sugar Network just launched a new webisode site called, bellaTV.
Daily Candy is taking it even further and will be launching sample sales online site called SWIRL on November 19th.
Bill Blass is revealing a new designer soon...hopefully this one works out...
There's a new book out called, Fashion for DUMMIES:)
Did I miss anything:) What do you have?? Please share!:)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Speaking of...

...the New York pop-up store for the Limited till the end of December and the popularity of faux fur this season---I had to share an AMAZING deal and oh so cute style from The Limited. ONLY $49.50 and perfect with a belt around the waist! I have to have this style this season! I am so on board with faux fur this years it's not even funny!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fashion at Work in Teen Vogue: Super-Intern Colby Jordan

Inspiration regardless of how old you are...this is better than what we saw on NY Prep...maybe Teen Vogue needs to do something with TV:)

P.S. I am off from work today, I am just doing this for fun before I leave to pull for my shoot on Sunday...hope you enjoy the videos!


Bluefly presents How to Rock BRACELETS

A girl can never have too many tips on how to wear bracelets!:) Take all the tips and make them your own!:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's a furry situation...what's your take on faux fur vests??

Well, like leggings, which took me a while to catch on, I am jumping on the faux fur vest train. Wondering if you will too and if you will look for budget friendly, or extremely the point where you pay almost as much as you would on a real fur vest? My sister who isn't very fashionably inclined laughed when I asked her if she would wear a faux fur vest this season and she said if she EVER did it would be real, what's the point (which she will do neither in case anyone has a problem with it:)...enough, I was curious how people are reacting to the faux fur vest...not only are people relating it to the movie, "Where the Wild Things Are." Have you seen the fashion comparisons people have done?? They are genius, but WOW it shows what people can do to market fashion if they come up with it:) Faux all of a sudden is "in" and even though all of the shots below are paired with jeans, Rachel Zoe had said she would pair the faux fur vest with an evening look and I have seen and will style mine with chiffon blouses and straight jeans or chiffon dresses.

How it looks on, me in the dressing room:
The one I got:) New York & Company


New York is on Sale Up To 70% Off - Shop Now

The ones I saw in store were better…but, this is an example from Forever 21


From Shop Bop for 294.00

Or you can skip buying one and just make one like my new fave professional style DIYer, p.s. i made this shares! Even though I bought one at New York & Company, I am still going to make one...this version looks a little more elegant and the other (NY&CO) is more casual. Have fun!