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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Don't know if you've noticed that I've been MIA...but, I went on vaca in DC, had my bday, then had to get myself back together after my trip (I was exhausted) and then came Memorial Day (my hubby had a 4-day weekend:). Needless to say, I've been busy...but, I've missed my blogging and have a ton of fun posts so stay tuned!
Me on an outing in my vintage dress from Buffalo Exchange (I love the color and paisley print), Missoni for Havaianas flip flops, and my goto hat by Badgley Mischka from Off 5th for like $25!!:)
Monday, May 30, 2011
The giveaway is being hosted by I'm Too Fancy and if you win (good luck!:) please mention that you were sent from Fashionalities because then I can get a $25 gift card and put that towards my shoes...so, it's win, win for me:)
Sharing is caring so good luck!:) I LOVE giveaways and this is a good one...but, hurry it ends May 31st!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Here are the books I'm reading tonight:
This book is a must-have for any getaway! There is a section for traveling and weddings, so I'm going there first:). But, the book goes through the ABC's of activities/events.
Whit has great tips for how to dress for the plane:)
This little bunny is so fashionable! I love flipping through this book for ensemble inspiration!
Wish me luck:)
Monday, May 09, 2011
DANCING FEET: J. Crew doesn’t like to be boxed in. While most online advertising is designed for a specific location on a Web site — a box or banner is typical — the retailer didn’t allow the medium to dictate the message. When J. Crew developed an online advertising campaign to celebrate its ballet flats, it used the box but created movement within it. The campaign, which launched today, begins with a hand reaching over an old-fashioned turntable and placing the arm on a vinyl album. A bright indie pop song by Jenny O., “Well OK Honey,” begins, as a white box with the J. Crew logo opens to reveal a cutie inside wearing jeans, a striped sweater and big glasses, tapping to the beat in her poppy ballet shoe-clad feet. “We felt the advertising should be interactive,” said Margot Fooshee, senior vice president of marketing at J. Crew. “[The campaign] would never translate to print. It was strictly developed and conceptualized with the intent of being an online campaign only. We wanted to show up in a way that’s fun and new and different. While we still believe in print advertising as a vehicle, we also think online is a vehicle that can be dynamic in a different way. We’re covering more sites and getting more exposure than in the past.”
The campaign will be seen on nytimes.com, nymag.com, elle.com, Style.com and glamour.com. J. Crew collaborated with Partners & Spade, Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti’s studio that works on advertising, design and branding projects. Randall Poster of Search Party (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) supervised the music for the three-part campaign, which runs consecutively though May 26. A different artist will be featured each week: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside for week two, and Au Revoir Simone for week three. Songs were commissioned from both for the campaign.
— SHARON EDELSON
KISSES AND HUGS FROM JANE: With the launch of Jane Pratt’s new Web site for women one week away, the former Sassy and Jane magazine editor has called an audible. When the site launches on May 16, it will be called “xoJane.com,” not “JanePratt.com,” as originally planned. Pratt said the new name — pronounced “ex-oh Jane dot com,” a spokeswoman confirmed — is “warmer” and more in tune with the “spirit of the site.”
The original name was met with sighs and groans when details of the launch were reported in March. “I read that it was going to be called JanePratt.com, which I immediately rolled my eyes at because I don’t think she’s a brand name anymore,” said Jezebel founding editor Anna Holmes at the time. “I think branding it Jane Pratt is going to be her biggest challenge,” added Jezebel editor in chief Jessica Coen.
Pratt has also made additional hires over the last month, tapping Christina Kelly, a deputy at both Sassy and Jane and the editor in chief of ELLEgirl, as an “official contributor.” Eric Nicholson, former Jane fashion editor and onetime “America’s Next Top Model” judge, is coming on board as the site’s fashion director at large. After Jane folded, Nicholson was a senior fashion editor at Marie Claire, until he was dismissed by editor in chief Joanna Coles after telling Pratt on her Sirius radio show that Hearst was “definitely bigger and different — I wouldn’t say better” than their Fairchild title.
A spokeswoman for Pratt said that she will continue to add staff this week and after the launch. Not counting interns or Pratt herself, the site is launching with two full-time staffers, managing editor Emily McCombs and beauty editor Cat Marnell.
— ZEKE TURNER
Sunday, May 08, 2011
$65 - payless.com
$40 - payless.com
$45 - payless.com
$60 - payless.com
$44 - payless.com
$45 - payless.com
$45 - payless.com
$45 - payless.com
I LOVE that Isabel Toledo has her hubbies art connected to her line at Payless now...I'm not sure if the boxes have is art yet, but I think that they should.
My only complaint about the designer lines at Payless are I feel that they should be more around $30 rather than $60 where they've been. The store is still "Payless" and even though it's exciting to see them carrying fab designers I really don't see customers spending that much unless they are in LA or NY...which is why I always see the designer labels on sale...just a thought.
Friday, May 06, 2011
They are at Dillards (Supposed to be...but, can't find on site yet...) or FURLA site (only 3 colors available) and sadly costs around $195...which I don't think I would spend on a trendy item like this...but, I will wait till it goes on sale:) Until then...I'm thinking I want the pink, yellow or green...we shall see what is available:)
I've always LOVED jelly shoes regardless if they were in or out...so, I think this would be a fun summer staple for me once I get it...if I do:)
BTW: I spotted this amazing find on my email from Stacey Bendet for alice + olivia called, 4am finds. I would sign up. She always shares a collage of interesting items that always catch my eye!
Follow Stacey Bendet on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@alice_olivia
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
in love with all my elephant options. (you should know I'm addicted to elephants!!)
And, I just found out today that Target will be collabing with MISSONI this fall with baby, women's, and home items! I'm beyond excited! First, flip flops with Havaianas, then bugaboo collab and now this! I can't wait to get everything!!
I've read that some have not been satisfied with the quality of the clothing, but I love that the lengths were longer than usual and the styling was comparable to what is sold on the Calypso site...it's exactly what I would expect from the line and I am very happy with what they offered. ****
- The Stylish Chick ~ April Color of the Month: Yellow (The color of sunshine available at several choice spots)
- ellyb events ~ New Twist on Vintage Cameos (A new twist on vintage decor settings)
- Life in a Venti Cup ~ Boutique of the Week: À Bientôt (A Houston boutique that offers true style)
- The Recessionista ~ KLJ for QVC Debuts Princess Kate Royal Wedding Earrings (All the hype has settled and now the jewels are available for sale!)
- Closet of Style ~ Backstage with Catherine Horgan at Oscar de la Renta Event (Watch to get insight from one of our iconic design houses)
- Blueprint for Style ~ 'Peace' Out to the Mauboussin Giveaway (Paris-based high end jewelry is giving away a Bracelet de la Paix) #ed922f
- Fashionalities ~ Indian Inspiration (Fabulous caftans and insights from Tory Burch &; Rachel Roy)
- My Intimate Affair with Fashion ~ White Blouse + Navy Print Skirt + Brian Atwood Pumps (Dress simply but look haute with Brian Atwood)
- The Working Wardrobe ~ Toast to Tuesday: Donning the Hair Pretty (A few beautiful options for pretty hair)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
I can't wait to go to one of her locations in LA or NY...I can't believe the amazing prices!
P.S. The top looks like something Nicole Richie would rock in a second!