Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Little Black Dress...

Every woman needs a LBD!!!
Since Coco Chanel introduced it in 1926, the little black dress has become the one garment you can always slip on when you aren't quite sure what to wear for the evening. The perfect little black dress is simple yet always elegant. Choose the right one and you will feel sexy, sleek, and chic! All thats required is some fashion sense and more importantly imagination.
There are several ways to wear your LBD depending on the occasion. Accessorize with bold statement pieces. As a symbol of timeless elegance, nothing says glamor like a luxurious pair of pearls. When dressing for a special occasion, grab your silver and gold-toned fashion pieces to spice up your LBD. Metallic strappy sandals, diamond-encrusted bangles, and sequined clutches are small touches that can change your little black dress from day to evening quickly. You can also accessorize with fishnet stockings, a bold bracelet, necklice, or some leopard pumps with a matching bag.
I also recommend to wear dramatic makeup to add additional color to this wardrobe classic. Don’t ignore lips, eyes, fingernails and toes; apply bold eye-shadows and ruby red lipstick or use the daring colors of the seasons to polish your fingernails and toenails. When applied correctly, makeup is the ultimate accessory for the fashionable woman wearing the little black dress.

Topshop 2009 collection
       Kim K. in Topshop's cosmic shoulder LBD

I fell in love with this body hugging dress when it first came out, so I had to buy it.  Here is my version of how I wore it...

                                 Dress= Topshop {cosmic dress}
                                 Shoes= Bakers {victoria}
                                 Earings= Bebe {long gold chandeliars}
                                 Watch= Bebe {gems gold bracelet watch}

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stay stylish within budget! everything under $100

Inspiration look: Kim Kardashian

In this look, I love how Kim's paired an on-trend menswear-inspired knit vest (hers looks like this vest by Alexander Wang) with skinny black pants, black ankle boots, and an artsy scarf. If you live in a cooler climate, just layer your vest over a tight long sleeve tee instead of a tank. Stylish and totally wearable for day or night! Get Kim's look for less with budget-friendly finds from Nordstrom, Forever 21, Macy's, Nine West, and Baghaus.

[1] Sweater Vest, $78 at Nordstrom.com
[2] Scarf, $18 at Macys.com
[3] Skinny Pants, $12.80 at Forever21.com
[4] Bag, $50 at Baghaus.com
[5] Leather Ankle Boots, Now $69.99 at Piperlime.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

Since October is national breast cancer awareness month, I would like to dedicate this post to all the woman who have and are suffering from breast cancer. It is said that every 69-seconds a woman dies from breast cancer. Having had close family to me suffer from this terrible disease makes this issue all the more very important to me. With that being said, I want to encourage all ladies to take sometime this month to wear or buy something pink that will help fund the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation. So come on ladies lets go pink and help each other pass the word and tell a friend or loved one to take sometime to get checked out. Let them know that it is vital for their health. I have provided some website links that will help out when you make a pink purchase by sending partial of their proceeds and profits to fund the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation.

Check them out to help find a cure...


Sunday, October 3, 2010

10 Fall Must-Haves

What's fresh and fun this season?

With a fold-over cuff, stacked heels or stilettos, and sexy details, sleek yet rugged booties look new!
Tip: The mix of texture, color and shine is eye-catching


Thick cables, rich yarns and slouchy fits are the latest ways to stay warm and cozy!
Tip: A belt and skinny pants balance an over-sized cardigan

This naughty or nice detail is having a major fashion moment, try it on shoes, bags, jewelery, tops, dresses, skirts and even pants!
Tip: Find your inner punk princess with lace and studs, a bit of lace over bare skin is sexy without being to obvious

Break away from basic black with cool neutral heels, booties and bags!
Tip: Rock buckles and soft suede

This timeless hue is of the moment, stick with classic pieces or try modern takes like a cropped sweater or a belted dress!
Tip: A sleek sheath with textured accessories is always chic, the mix of cashmere, leather and silk looks so special

Go tough and sexy with studs and camo, or try a more tailored uniform approach, both are right on-trend!
Tip: Layering a utility jacket with a furry vest and silky top looks fresh

Flirty details like bows, rosettes and tassels add charm to pointy or round-toe heels!
Tip: Details like suede pumps with zipper trimming and over sized bow add a fun touch

It's all about the waist, show off your curves with polished retro-chic dresses, tops and skirts!
Tip: A belted dress with clever details plays up your figure

Bold and elegant top-handle styles get updated in a range of textures with luxurious looking closures and other polished details!
Tip: Bold and elegant hardware work well with either leather satchel and structured totes

Bags, shoes and clothes look great in deep, saturated shades from burgundy to purple, forest green and deep blue!
Tip: This colors look great with neutral accessories