Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Themed Gift: For a new mommy and her baby

I just think this is adorable because of the same name game:)  FUNNY FACE:

For mommy:

NARS Funny Face Lipstick.  I am IN LOVE with this and want it now!  Even more since Tracee Ellis Ross shared in her NYT article that she wears it!:)

How could I leave out the classic, Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn?  Watch and be inspired!

For baby:

Funny Face book for your baby that loves to see themselves in mirrors:)  Don't we all?:)  I can't wait to see S flipping through this book!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Giveaway for last minute shoppers from Lockerz

I'm excited to offer everyone a great giveaway of 2,500 Pointz to use towards discounted items from Lockerz and it's for TEN people!  
The site is all about offering great discounts on items that you'll love from everywhere!  Everything you do on the site earns you PTZ, watching your favorite Katy Perry video, shopping, sharing your favorites, etc.  More PTZ= a better discount.  It's that easy!  
I was sent the same gift card you all will be winning and I've been playing on the site and it's pretty fun.  I watched a video on how to style clothes and hair that I thought was genius.  I got 300 points for watching and I was really watching it!  For only about 3 minutes.  
Then, I was beyond excited when I noticed that the site is selling a few Theodora & Callum Scarves for half the price!  Instead of paying $150, it would ONLY be $77.50 and use 500 PTZ to get that deal.  PLUS, you gain points for shopping too!  So, even though you use 500 points, you gain 387 points!  It just keeps getting better!!  So, follow moi on twitter @fashionalities and tweet: "Follow @fashionalities and @lockerz to win a 2500 PTZ gift card to @lockerz to get your last min shopping done. RT"  and sign up for Lockerz and get 500 points for signing up and get your chance for winning one of the ten, 2500 PTZ gift cards.  Giveaway ends this Friday, December 23, 2011.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kmart Fashion: Conversations on Style - Digital Divas (Ep. 1)

More weekend inspiration:)

Kmart Fashion: Conversations on Style - Money Can't Buy Style (Ep. 2)

Weekend inspiration. I love seeing great styling from bargain stores!

UGG® Australia Art & Sole

This looks like fun to do!!! Make the shoe you've always wanted! I read on NYT that companies are going in this direction to kind of let customers play design and then select designs might be used...which is really exciting! Here's to sharing the creativity. Also, check out I SPY DIY. Great DIY blog!

H&M Look Book Woman SS12

Exciting items to look forward to and styling to inspire!  I just decided, these are all looks I need for India...will be findind out when these will be in store ASAP!  Enjoy!

Guest Post: Holiday Gift Guide – Finds Under $100 from Instyle Swimwear

I LOVE seeing holiday gifts from different blogs and magazines and thought it would be fun to have my friends at InStyle Swimwear share some bargain finds from their site:)  These are great for people like me who live in 24/7 hot weather or someone getting away from the cold on vaca.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

For all you online shoppers, I’ve put together a little holiday gift guide, featuring 9 amazing finds from  Oh and they’re all under $100 (score!)  Whether you’re looking for some last-minute gifts or some sweet stocking stuffers, these fab finds under $100 are sure to spread some holiday cheer.

The pastel tie-dyed design on this OndadeMar sarong is gorgeous and it’s made of lightweight rayon material.  The great thing about OndadeMar’s sarongs is that they’re long enough to be styled as tops, dresses, skirts of different lengths and more.  With this sarong you get multiple looks for the price of one!

This pick is for the girl who loves bikinis.  A LBB is a no-brainer and it’s one of the most classic styles around.  This style features a rippled triangle top that reverses to black and grey polka dots, and it’s paired with a sexy Brazilian bottom.  But for those who crave more coverage, Vitamin A Silver also makes a number of other LBBs and even a sleek black monokini (all under $99).

One of the biggest trends in accessories this season are wrap bracelets and Despi makes three of the hottest styles we’ve seen!  The Buzios Bracelet features a chic braided design in suede with gorgeous gold bead details.  Get wrapped up in the season’s hottest trend!

This season, Stila and L Space teamed up to create a gorgeous travel-size cosmetics kit!  This kit includes 4 eye shadows, blush, bronzer, mirror and instructions!  Gorgeous for all seasons!

Now who doesn’t love a good pair of flats!?  The Campana Papel Flats from Melissa Shoes features a fun and stylish jelly flat design with a weaved zigzag textured pattern.  If you don’t like the bronze/brown color, they’re also available in beige/gold. 

This pick’s for the girl who loves big belts and accessories!  The Coconut Belt from Cocobelle features an elastic belt design with coconut beads and a gorgeous oversized wooden buckle.  Cocobelle also has other belts and accessories ranging from $15-$31.  One size fits most so you don’t have to worry about size!

For those who love flip-flops, PilyQ has some gorgeous new styles this season.  They’re totally brand new so you can bet that nobody else has them!  The faux leather flip-flops feature a sleek and sexy design and are available in an array of colors.

Tunics are essential for the beach, pool and everyday wear, and the Unwind Tunic from Becca is simple yet sexy in an understated way.  The black tunic features chic crochet detail along the neck and bottom, figure-flattering side ruching and short drapey sleeves.  What’s not to love!?

Finally, this last pick is from up-and-coming Brazilian brand, iPANEMA.  The Neo Love flip-flops have an adorable oversized glittery gold heart detail on the straps and are so comfortable.  iPANEMA is just starting to pop up in the U.S. and they’re definitely giving other brands a run for their money!

Susan Bodack is a blogger at Beauty and the Beach, the swimwear and fashion blog by  Check them out today for these fab finds and more!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Get pinning with Land's End Canvas on Pinterest for a chance to WIN one of TEN $250 gc on LEC!

This is such an addictive giveaway!  I've been playing with my (virtual pin board) Pinterest account and I just can't stop!  Here is what I've created, check it out to get an idea of how it's supposed to look and some of the things I'm wanting:)  This is a creative easy-peasy giveaway.  Just sign up if you aren't already for will be inspired to do DIY's, make new foods, styling your clothes and more.

Here is what happens:
The one-week promotion will kick off on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 and end on

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 with winners selected at random and notified on Thursday,
December 22, 2011.

How to make sure you win!:)

Step 1: Create Lands’ End Canvas Pin Board – Create a Lands’ End Canvas Holiday Pin it
to Win it Board on Pinterest and categorize under Women’s or Men’s Apparel.

Step 2: Pin Your Favorite Lands’ End Canvas Items – Go to the Lands’ End Canvas
Pinterest Boards ( or to
pin 10 – 20 of your favorite Lands’ End Canvas items.

Step 3: Email Your Board Link – Email a link to your board for a chance to win one of ten
$250 Lands’ End Canvas Gift Cards –

Good luck and Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Steve Madden Holiday Party with anneorshine RAEview xclosetoreal brittkn...

Have you checked out Steve Madden on Style Haul yet? If not...check it out and be inspired...loving all the shoes! Excited to share this great deal along with the great video: Get 15% off Steve Madden boots, plus free shipping, with StyleHaul's exclusive discount code! Click here to get it:

Holiday Kindness: Everyone Loves Fruitcake

I want the trench Allison is wearing at the end!!!

Introducing Maya Gorgoni of Royal Jelly Harlem, as seen on Fashion Hunters

I was beyond excited and glued to the TV while watching Fashion Hunters one episode because of a consigner, Maya Gorgoni who walked in wearing a dress that I knew I had to have.  I of course decided to do some research to find out who she was so I could ask this fashionista who her dress was by.  Was I amazed when I found out that she designed the amazing dress that had a 50's silhouette and African print!  I decided that there wasn't enough out there about her and her line and I had to share what I could find out because I knew all of you would love her style as much as I do:)  Here is a glimpse into the up and coming line I know we will be seeing of everywhere.  I love getting into a creative person's inspiring!  Makes the pieces you buy even more amazing.  P.S., I can see Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross rocking these designs for sure!

1.  How did you get onto Fashion Hunters?  (I'm always curious how people get onto shows like, I thought I'd find case anyone was wondering why I asked:)
1   A good friend/fashionista referred me to ‘Fashion Hunters’.  I spoke with the shows producers and told them I had two great vintage pieces w/ great stories behind them. One was a YSL and the other a Valentino. They chose the “Valentino” anecdote.

2.  I LOVED your dress on the show, where is it sold and for how much?  (Where can the rest of the line be purchased as well:)

1   The dress you LOVED (as seen here, if you missed the episode) is called: ‘Paloma’! It is currently available through our bespoke, made to order Soho Showroom. The other dress worn on ‘Fashion Hunters’ is called the ‘Lola’ and she too is made to order. Paloma retails for $375 and Lola retails for $295.  The rest of the RJH line includes Men’s and Women’s clothing, Home Décor and accessories.  Beginning mid January, four pieces from the line will be sold exclusively in Japan at SHIPS department stores nationwide.
These are:
·      Women’s ‘Pencil’ skirt

·      Women’s ‘Maxi Angeline’ dress

·      Women’s ‘Jet-Set’ pants
I'm in LOVE!!!

3.  How would you describe the rest of your line?
1   Royal Jelly Harlem has been strongly influenced by the silhouettes of the 1950’s and 1960’s combined with African print. This retro-fit in my opinion was and still is the best (I totally agree!) fit for Women of all shapes and sizes, but specifically those of us with curves ;)

4.  Where can people purchase your designs?
1   Contact us at: for further information on custom bespoke orders and to make an appointment at our Soho Showroom.

5.  How did you get into designing clothing?
      RJH was conceived in February of 2011.  After a trip to Harbor Island, Bahamas with my Mother, I decided it was time to start it up after getting approached by ‘Sip Sip’ restaurant and boutique owner, Julie Lightbourn. Her interest in one of my dresses turned into my first order. She loved it so much she ordered 48 pieces while I was on vacation! The Men’s ‘Tam-Tam’ board shorts soon followed. 
My Mom used to own a boutique called ‘This Time Around’, located on the campus of Fashion Institute of Technology. I grew up around Fashion and Art, having been amongst the first generation of kids born in to the new and emerging Art Community of what is now known as Soho. I love fashion and consider myself a Fashionista—I have spent a small fortune on fashion to date! It just makes sense for me to parlay my Passion for Fashion and put my own spin on it.  (And, I'm glad you are!:)

6.  How would you describe your style?
1   From high to low price points: YSL, Ferragamo, Prada, Hermes, Dries Van Noten and Thakoon, Jimmy Choo, and Louboutin to J.Crew, Zara, H&M,  Forever 21 and Converse!  Best worn in a choreographed ensemble!

7.  How would you describe you line?
      Fearless, Forward-thinking and Fabulous are a few adjectives to explain RJH! Our line is for Men and Women who consider Boldness a Virtue J

8.  How did you come up with the name, Royal Jelly Harlem?
1   Royal Jelly Harlem stems from a childhood nickname “Bee” from the international cartoon “Maya the Bee”.  Below read the scientific definition:           

‘Royal Jelly is a secretion made by the glands of honeybees and feed to all bee larvae for the first three days of life. This rich concentrated jelly continues to be fed to the ‘chosen’ Queen Bees which as a result make her  fertile. It is also good for humans, very high in B-complex vitamins.

The Harlem reference comes from my current neighborhood, home for the last two years after my year abroad in Rome, Italy in 2009It is in Harlem where I found my creativity, starting with curating culinary dinner events before realizing it was all about Fashion and African inspired clothing that made me happiest. The one-of-a-kind pieces and items are inspired by the incredible artistry of each individual print.  All of our clothes are proudly made in the USA.
I practice Green living and after learning some years back about the vanishing Honey Bees in North America, I wanted to draw attention to this.  I’m concerned that we’re going to lose these beautiful producers of Earth’s most perfect food.

9.  What should all fashionalities (fashionistas) have in their closet?
1   All Fashionistas should have in their closet any one of our top pieces: The ‘Bee’, ‘Lola’, or ‘Paloma’. The ‘Tam-Tam’ board shorts or ‘PJ/Palazzo’ pants are HOT for Men too!

10.  What is your rule to fashion?
1  I believe in building a wardrobe through investing in good classics, whether vintage or contemporary, good fabrics/textiles and great workmanship. I love mixing period pieces with current must-haves. A color palette that makes an impact both visually and emotionally, and comfort when possible.

11.  What inspires you?
I love to travel! Meeting people from all cultures, tasting new foods, learning new languages---so I’m very much influenced and inspired by my environment. I’ve been to Africa four times since my first trip in 2006! I Wish I could visit a new African country every year J Also, I still need to do a tour of Asia.  I like mixing it up, it’s a lot more fun!     
12.  What are your favorite magazines, blogs, sites?
1   Some favs in no specific order: Vogue, Bazaar, Allure, Town and Country, WSJ magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, People and US Weekly. I’m new to Twitter and don’t really follow any other Bloggers but LOVE Urbandaddy.

13.  Which celeb or fashion star would you LOVE to be wearing your designs?
All of Hollywood, Bollywood and Fashionistas Worldwide!

14.  What can we expect from Royal Jelly Harlem in the near future?  (Is anything exciting happening soon?)
1   We’re adding accessories, like clutches and bags with exotic skins (ostrich, lizard, snake, chamois) all embellished with African prints. Expanding our current Home Décor line of Duvet covers and shams, place mats/napkins, pillows, shower curtains with reupholstered vintage and antiques pieces in African fabrics as well as Woodin.  (I'm so excited and can't wait to see what happens!  Good luck!!)

NuyBeauty: How to Make a Homemade Rice Milk Sensitive Skin Face Mask

I was just talking to creator, Nuy today and can't wait to try this out when I get home!!! She is so genius! Make sure and check out her blog, Nuy Beauty for more amazing beauty tips!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Get in on the fun with a giveaway for Land's End Canvas on Twitter

You'll be noticing on twitter this week that I'm sharing a giveaway from Land's End Canvas to win the Advent-ageous Daily Deal.  Every day something fab is up for grabs!  All you have to do is watch for my tweets at the top of every hour and RT (retweet) to win.  It's that EASY!  Each day, five random winners will be chosen.  So, tons of opportunities for you to win an item for yourself or to give as a gift!  Make sure you are following me: @fashionalities (, and them: @LandsEndCanvas ( and #LandsEndCanvas.  The dates to watch, 12/12-16.  Let me know if you have questions and good luck!  

There are so many items on my list that I want from Land's End Canvas right now.  Check out my Pinterest page to see what I'm wanting:)

Happy Holidays!  

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Gift Guide for the lady on the go: fashion blogger to mommy

Gift Guide for the lady on the go

I'd say this is perfect for a business woman, a blogger, or a mommy.  I want them all, so I have a feeling everyone will to:)  Happy Shopping!

1.  The iPad case that can be stored in your tote or held like a clutch by Rebecca Minkoff, $150.
2.  I love how this Michael Kors iPhone case is also a wristlet and you can store your credit cards with it.  This is genius for when you are at an evening event and don't want to carry a lot.  $78
3.  I'm always looking for cute bags that I can use for me and my baby as a diaper bag...I say this can also work for a blogger or business woman that is in a creative industry that doesn't want to carry something so businessy.  This would be a great carry on as well.  Filson for Lucky Denim Briefcase Bag, $329.
4.  I'm all about finding new ways to cover my fabulous iPad and I was excited when I found this style at Lucky Brand with the Navajo print I'm loving right now.  iPad Folio, $49.
5.  This tote is GENIUS by COACH!  It's their new collab with guest blogger #13, Emily Johnston of Fashion Foie Gras.  The bag is $558 and it's perfect for any lady on the go.  It's got compartments I've never seen on a bag before.  Get it while it's still available.  
6.  I just love the print on this iPhone case!  I feel like dressing my iPhone up is so much fun!  I have it out all the time, so why not enjoy it!  This case is from Lucky Brand for $35.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Penn State Front Row College Challenge

Ok, I know this is kind of long and not professional models...BUT, the styling is GENIUS! I LOVE everything! So just sit back, relax and get ready to be inspired and then rush into your local LOFT and shop away!:)

StyleMint Stylist of the Month -- Joe Zee

This is my fave t too...I LOVE the color! I'm getting this on the 15th:) My new addiction, Style Mint...for some reason, I kept hearing about this brand and thought you had to buy each month...found out you don't...but, basically they are $30 tee's unless there is a sale/promo each month. Make sure and check it worth it! Like Joe shares...the Olsen sisters really know what they are doing...and even though I can't afford any of their other lines right now I'm excited to get my timeless t's to start off my collection:)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Look for Less: The new legging

I was so excited when I noticed a legging at Target that looked just like my find at Aritzia recently!  The Target version was ONLY $19.99 and the only difference was there is a little poly in the Target version...I have both and they are so similar it's not even funny.  The Target version also has 4 color options: black, brown, grey and blue.  I still LOVE Aritzia...but, I can't buy everything there sadly so it's nice to find similar styles else where.

I love the style as a more "covered" option for a legging during the winter.  You know this style won't be see through and holds nicely on your body.  The great thing too is that you know it's not going to get loose.  It's a little bit of a dressier legging.  You can dress them up or down.  Have fun!

Monday, December 05, 2011

As seen on Kourtney Kardashian on Kourtney & Kim Take New York last night

Siwy Wasson Plaid Top in Moonshiner $173
I saw Kourtney rocking a cute plaid top and had to share the look and the DIY for how to achieve the style.  She was wearing the top with leggings I think and she was out with Mason playing at Central Park.  In the look above it seems like it was another outing...but, who knows:)  The top is a little expensive...but, I found some items that look similar and I already have a link to a DIY for how to make this gem which I've decided I need to have done ASAP!:)

The Look A Likes:

Holey Moley Top ONLY $44.99!!!

Sparkle & Fade Cold-Shoulder Silk Blouse - Cream - Only $69 and comes in other colors from Urban Outfitters

My Pet Square 'Anyone' Cut Out Shoulder Blouse $87.26
The DIY:
Now, the one I've wanted for forever is the denim cut-out top from Urban Outfitters which is ONLY $49.99...I'm not sure why I've been delaying getting it...I guess because I can easily have it DIYed...maybe now, I'll take one of my denim tops in to be done with my plaid one I plan on doing:)
The DIY is from a previous post here.

Here is a great plaid top that can be used for the project.  I can't decide if I want to use a women's large/xl or a men's small/medium top...we shall see...I like the option of wearing the top loose over leggings or tucked into a skirt.  We shall see.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Plaid Top - Rose $16

Friday, December 02, 2011

Bargain Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Growing up Christmas Eve was always about getting special PJ's for when we woke up Christmas morning to open presents and we got to open the stocking!:)  Once my sister and I got older away went the little toys and candy and welcomed in the beauty items...and that will never end:)  I say it's all about getting the things we "need" ok, want in our stocking that we will use the rest of the year:)  Here are a few on my list this Christmas.  What do you get in your stocking?

Beauty Wishlist

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The LEAF Series: How To Wear A White Button Up 4 Ways

P.S. I am LOVING the udpate to Youtube...looks more Google...:)

My new fedora inspired by Kourtney Kardashian on Kourtney & Kim Take New York last year

Mossimo Felt Fedora With Feather Detail - Brown $14.99

I finally got the feather fedora from Target that is ONLY $14.99 and I can't believe I waited so long! It's such great quality and after looking at the hat on me and looking at my old Kourtney post I think it's spot on!  The only thing it's missing is the GG logo:)  Can't be mad at that!  Great gift idea...or one to get for you while you are shopping for everyone else:)
I'm excited to see what Kourtney will be rocking on this season and what she'll be rocking now that she's announced she's preggers with her second kid.  Stay tuned for looks that inspire!  Who knows, maybe she'll sign a deal for maternity clothes like Nicole's crossing my fingers!

Extra shopping tip!

I was looking at trying out these K-DASH by Kardashian Riding Pants with Faux Leather Detail...but, wasn't sure at $60...but, was just checking out Kourtney's site and saw that they have a deal for 40% off with a coupon!  How can I say no??:)  Get the info for the coupon here.  Coupon expires 12/3.

K-DASH by Kardashian Riding Pants with Faux Leather Detail $59.75

The perfect holiday shoe

Now I know during the holidays you are wearing all of your best.  Which means all of your high heels and your feet are starting to hurt.  So, when I found out about this shoe I knew it would be perfect for the holidays.  It's called, Rollasole and it does basically that.  You can roll the shoe into your purse and carry it with you wherever and be able to use it when those heels start to hurt.  Or like me, when you are traveling nonstop and need some comfy shoes while you are on the plane.
Even cooler, these shoes will soon be sold at vending machines!!!  How genius!  First in LA and then LV...hoping they start having these vending machines at airports too.  Plus, they are ONLY $20 so they don't break the bank.

I'm excited to share that Rollasole is offering a discount for my readers of 10% off for the next two weeks!  This is such a perfect stocking stuffer!  Use promo code: Fashionalities.

And, to make it a little fun, I have 3 giveaway opportunities.  2 for followers on twitter who follow Fashionalities and Rollasole and one give away to blog readers.  Blog readers, please leave a comment with your email and comment about who you will give these to or how you will use them by next Friday, December 9th and like Rollasole on facebook and leave a comment about the giveaway.  And, while you're there, why not like Fashionalities too:)  Good luck!