Thursday, August 30, 2012

Iris Apfel documentary coming and shopping on HSN

I adore her signature glasses!  These are genius!  And she always knows how to layer on some jewelry.

I can't wait to see this documentary!  This lady had true style!  Check out her interview one of my favorite blogs, Into the Gloss.

Check out her jewelry line available on HSN.  Here are a few pieces that I'm LOVING:)

Iris Apfel for HSN

If you are looking for pricier pieces by Iris Apfel, I found some items on Yoox.  The necklace below is going for, $250...but, is really beautiful!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Carrie Diaries Trailer HD

Get ready people!!!  Let's see how this compares to SATC...I now watch the reruns, 3 hours in a row on the Style Network...I can never get enough...sad we have to wait till January to start watching this...but, at least we know it's coming.  Thoughts?

Get ready for FNO & FNI on September 6th with a giveaway from OpenSky

I'm so excited about Fashion's Night Out (FNO) and since I'll probably have my twins by then, excited that there is an option for Fashion's Night In (FNI) with all of the amazing online boutiques!  OpenSky will be having a fun night of events and is offering my readers an opportunity to win a FNI tote!  I'm addicted to totes, you can use them for everything:)

With FNO/FNI there is always a great deal in store!  OpenSky is offering shoppers a deal where if you spend $20 on the tote, you'll get $20 to spend on Fashion's Night In and throughout the weekend.  Not bad, right!?:)  Who doesn't love/need a tote:)

Here are a few of the items you'll find on OpenSky for FNI that are curated by models Veronica Webb, Patricia Velasquez and stylist Anita Patrickson.:  

Anna Necklace by Cayetano Legacy

Melie Bianco Keira Handbag 
Star L:S Sweater by Willow & Clay

Stone Cuff by Adia Kibur

To win:

*Join OpenSky (for free) here.  The site is all about providing items that match your taste and that selected fashion insiders choose.
*Follow OpenSky on facebook.
*Follow fashionalities on twitter.
*Leave a comment here (on fashionalities) sharing what you'll be shopping for on September 6th for FNO/FNI.
*Giveaway ends on September 5th and is open to people in the US only.

Update: And the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!  SS DAL!  Will be sending you an email with request for your info soon:)
Thank you to everyone else who entered!  

H&M Trend Guide AW12 Woman

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More homemade beauty tricks to try

I'm clearing out like I said and finding great tips I have to share:)  Here are a few I'm trying ASAP!

My feet are SUPER swollen since I'm almost due and I just read an old In Style mag tip I'll be trying tonight:
Soak achy feet in warm water and sea salt for 10 min, then in cold water for 10 min.  The foot bath eases soreness and reduces SWELLING!

Eyes: Soak cotton balls in water, then leave them in the freezer until icy.  Lie down with them over closed eyes for 10 min to deflate puffiness.

Great tips on when to shop:

January: Fall merchandise usually goes on clearance, and you'll find great buys on home goods, from linens to furniture.

February: Take advantage of Valentine's Day promotional deals on jewelry and gift items.

April: Spring fashions begin the markdown cycle.

May: Look for deals on athletic clothing and shoes.

June and July: Find sales and promo's on summer items through July, when they go on clearance.  Father's Day promo's mean good offerings for men, so stock up on holiday gifts for them.

September and October: Find deals on cold-weather items, like coats, gloves, and scarves.

November: Many after-Thanksgiving sales and deals are set and advertised before the holiday, so you can often shop early and beat the crowds.

December: Fall merchandise goes on sale.

Tips for when to shop from People Style Watch Mag:

The Best days of the week are:
Wednesday for jewelry
Thursday for Clothes

The Best Month is August

Fun note I must have taken from a mag:
Other options for Turkish towels (which I'm addicted to): Double as wraps, warm weather blankets, living room throws.  Still have to try these:)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What is for sale at my Poshmark store

Ok friends...I've decided to give the items in my Poshmark store another week and then I'm going to take them to Buffalo Exchange to sell. I am starting to get the organizing/nesting bug before the babies come and I need to clear things out:). If you are interested in negotiating a price, just ask:)
You can find me under Fashionalities on Poshmark:)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Preggers Pause: Favorite Mommy Blogs

I know a lot of my readers probably aren't mommy's...but, I think we are still want to be fashionista's after having kids so I figured I would share some of my favorite mommy blogs right now:

*RockStar Diaries-She was in DC and just moved to NYC...she has a little girl and recently had a boy.

*Bluebird Blog-Just found out about this blog and I'm HOOKED!  Just entered an AMAZING giveaway for them today here.

*Hatch Collection blog called, Out and About-Hatch Collection is a line I plan on wearing after pregnancy...honestly I'm waiting for a sale to jump in on the amazing pieces:)  Until then, I check out the blog weekly.

*The Glow-It's a GENIUS blog/site that highlights women in the fashion industry that are mommies!  So much inspiration...from how they stay stylish and stay in their business and still keep a family.

*B Jones Style-She usually shares a lot about fashion and now is preggers so shares how she is styling her new baby bump.  ADDICTED!

*Justina Blakeney-I found this blogger on Pinterest and she is the epitome of style and edge with a bohemian all natural twist.  She just had her daughter and I can't wait to see her new posts now that she is a mommy!

Are there any I should add to my list?  There are so many great mommy fashion blogs out there now...I'd love to check them out:)

Fashion's Night Out is Coming Soon to Tucson

FNO (Fashion's Night Out) was started by Anna Wintour (the Editor-in-Chief of VOGUE) to help bring life back to the retail industry.  It has turned into an event that took place in New York City to start fashion week to an international phenomenon.  Small and large cities all over the world are embracing this celebration with exciting extra's, food and drinks, giveaways, one-night only discounts and more.

Here in Tucson, FNO will take place at La Encantada and will be full of amazing in-store events throughout the outdoor mall and other exciting extra's like shopping local with an area focused on local retailers sharing their specialty items, a book signing with Paula Taylor for her newly released book, How to Produce a Fashion Show from A to Z.  This is a good way to get your fall wardrobe started with a discount. There are many stores participating and you can find out what is in store for the discounts and festivities here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspired by Rihanna's look on Oprah's Interview

What Rihanna wore on her interview with Oprah last night

Rose print dress
$100 -

Converse star shoes
$61 -

I of course watched Rihanna interviewed by Oprah yesterday and instantly LOVED her shades (which are kinda pricey...on sale for $310!) as well as a fresh new way to rock a somewhat dressy floral maxi dress (Marc Jacobs Resort 2013) with converse which just gave it so much edge.  Would you rock a girly maxi with some Converse?  I'm already planning on trying it out!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Great tips to try...

I'm going through all of my old clippings and thought I'd share a few things that stand out:

-From People Mag: How to use Baking Soda (ONLY $1!) Use it to exfoliate!  Mix 3 parts baking soda into 1 part water for a face and body scrub.  Get fresh breath!  Stir 1 teaspoon into a half a glass of water, then swish!

-From Glamour Mag: The quickest way to glam up hair; Hit a fabric store for buttons that look like antique brooches.  Bobby pin them into a bun or attach to a headband.

-From Glamour Mag: Yogurt as a moisturizer: Grate the skin of a cucumber, mix it with plain yogurt and leave it on for 20 min.

-From Lucky Mag: Trick of the Trade: Getting rid of musty smells:
      -What you'll need: One cup distilled white vinegar, plastic hangers, and a bathtub.
      -How it's done: Fill your bathtub with steaming water.  Mix in one cup of white vinegar (Heinz is Mullin's pick).  Next, hang your sweaters on plastic hangers and string them along the shower rod or any convenient spot directly above the tub.  Shut the door to allow the steam to penetrate the fibers overnight.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ranjana Khan at The Limited is on SALE plus an EXTRA 40% off!

Yes, they are basically giving these beautiful jewelry pieces I've been waiting for away and you have to get the items at this price!  Use code: SAVE40 to get the 40% off...the only downer is that shipping is $5...not that bad...but, I just hate paying shipping after getting such a great deal...oh well, it's still worth it!

Ranjana Khan for The Limited on Sale!

8 Southwest styles by Mossimo at Target that I'm digging

24850_Free Shipping When You Spend $50 on Select Women's Finds.
I honestly want all of the items above and everything is less than $25 each!  We shall see which items I end up getting...I only saw a couple of these pieces in we shall see if they get more in...I like to see it first at Target to ensure the quality is as good as it looks.  But, the backpack just might need to be an exception to that rule:)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How did I miss out on the M.A.C. Manish collection in 2008?

I just found out about the collab that happened back in 2008 and couldn't believe I had missed out on this!  I of course searched eBay and thankfully found a lipgloss...prices were marked up like crazy!!!  I would have bought the eyeshadow palette just for the case...but, at almost $90 I was like I'll just settle for a lipgloss...did anyone else get there hands on any of these pieces in 2008?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Feel like you are shopping in an Indian Market at Aniika plus a GIVEAWAY

Aniika is my new favorite place to shop for Indian accessories and home items that are made by Indian artisans...kind of like an Indian etsy.  As everyone knows, I'm addicted to all things Indian so this site is pretty exciting!  Get ready to fall in LOVE and be inspired.
To all of my readers I can offer a 15% discount using code: FASHIONALITIES.  I love great deals:)

Black Onyx earrings for the giveaway!  


I'm soo addicted to Pinterest right now and I wanted to collab with Aniika to offer a fun giveaway.  Here are the requirements:

Title the board: I dream of India
What to do: Take us away to India.  Show us what you'd wear, where'd you go and what you would want to buy.  Have at least 10 images including 3 pieces of jewelry, 2 home decor items from the Aniika site.  Then the other 5 images can take us away to India:)
Once the board is complete, follow Aniika and Fashionalities on twitter ( and and facebook ( and and share a link to your board.

Giveaway closes on August 24th.
And the winner is Michelle Wong!  You will be receiving an email from someone letting you know what other information they need.  CONGRATS and enjoy!  

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Mix Well. Madewell. (Featuring Solange Knowles)

I love her hair and her style...I know that the stylists had a lot to do with what she wore...but, they used her personal style for sure to transform the clothes to what would work for her...I LOVE it all!  Will totally be taking inspiration from these looks for fall!

Monday, August 06, 2012

The Statement shoe to add to your wardrobe today

Naughty Monkey is the brand that will have your friends talking all day long.  I'm excited to share a great deal with my readers on this site to get 15% off any shoe shown on the Naughty Monkey website using code (expires Aug. 31):  FASHIONALITIES15.  Plus, sign up for their email and get 15% off your first order too.  And to make it even better you get FREE SHIPPING on all orders which I think is amazing!  Plus, don't miss out on all the giveaways the brand has by following them on facebook and twitter.  I've won a pair just for entering so it really does work:)  Just keep a look out.  Here are a few of the styles I'm LOVING right now.

Travel away to India with your fashion

I've been finding brands that I have fallen in LOVE with recently and had to share some of my brands and sites that take me away to the country I love, India.

Nor Black Nor White
This video is amazing...I love to see how items are created.  They make Indian prints remixed with new designs.  I want it all and I'm trying to find where I can get the items online.  They have been recognized by so many magazines.  They have the best instagram and blog!  Check it out and get ready to be inspired!

International Princess Project selling Punjammies
This is a great company that keeps girls and women from being placed into sex slavery.  It's so scary that this still happens today.

Give back with fashion

Give back with fashion by fashionalities on Polyvore

Inspired by India, a line called Roberta Roller Rabbit a an off shoot of Roberta Freyman's label.  She designs everything from a tunic and kurta to a proper Indian pajamas.  I love all of the fab prints! 

Indian Style

Friday, August 03, 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


I love her layering and use of scarves in this show...will be using these ideas in my styling this fall.