31 May 2011

On The Hunt For The Perfect Dress

I have a confession; it has been more than a year since I've worn a dress. I had this revelation a few weeks ago when sorting through my spring/summer things, I came across several unworn skirts (complete with tags). It's was at that moment I decided that I would make more of an effort to show off my lovely stems, and to purchase a few purty frocks to update ye olde wardrobe. I will report back with my findings while on the Perfect Dress Hunt.

First up, Melissa Masse. I have loved her pieces since the inception of her line (I'm so not alone, I know). Her mantra of custom-made clothing for everyday wear strikes a chord with many women. Her pieces can be found at her namesake boutique, and upscale stores as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Le Grande Dame and Neiman Marcus to name a few.

Blue Tree Bark Dress $325 MelissaMasse

Bark Tribal Maxi $295 MelissaMasse

Pink Confetti Flower Dress $295 MelissaMasse

24 May 2011

TheVirtualStylist: gypsywoman35: A Business Ensemble for the Creative Goddess

Over the last few days I have had the pleasure of exchanging tweets with @gypsywoman35 on the twitters (she writes at:
www.freewebs.com/gypsywoman35). She asked me for advice regarding an outfit to wear to a business luncheon. She has a gold sequined top and wants to pair it with a black peasant skirt. Having excited the corporate world, the ideal outfit is one that that fully embraces the creative world she now inhabits.

Adding artistic drama to one's look has worked for many female artists like Frida Kahlo, who had a flair for mixing patterns; she dripped in a massive amount of jewelry and swathed herself in colorful shawls, not to mention the flowers and ribbons she would weave through her braids. Will @gypsywoman35 stand out in a room of men and women in navy blue and gray with this ensemble? Yes...and that's a good thing.

gypsywoman35: A Business Ensemble for the Creative Goddess

Metallic Print Racerback Tank Top $19.99 Kmart.com

"Prissy" Ballet Flat Me Too $89 Amazon.com

Drop Earrings
Regularly: $9.50 Sale: 7.50 OldNavy

Textured Bangle Set $6.80 Forever21.com

Black Embroidered Fringed Shawl $69.99 Overstock.com

Drawstring Tiered Crinkled Maxi Skirt Avenue.com


My love for Isaac Mizrahi and his ability to create impeccable pretty pieces both high and low knows no bounds. Can I imagine wearing one of these adorable pieces as my new bestie Issac and I sip coffee and people watch at sidewalk cafe on a perfect Spring day? Yes I can.

Knit Top w/Batwing Sleeve & Ruching $29.94

Giraffe Print Shirt Dress w/Removable Belt $62.76

Short Sleeve Bateau-Neck Top w/Embellishment $42

Floral Print Cargo Pocket Shirt Dress $45.60

Scarf Print Sheer Caftan w/Belt $39.40

Long Sleeve Gradient Stripe Bateau-Neck Top $42 ISSACMIZRAHILIVE! for QVC

Poppy Floral Print A-Line Skirt $49.50

23 May 2011

50% off EVERYTHING at City Chic

Now through Monday (5.30.11), everything...yes everything is 50% off at City Chic.

LBD Puff-Sleeve Little Black Dress
Regularly: $68 Sale: $34 CityChic

JPC (Just Plain Cute) Calypso St. Barth for Target

So cute. So tres chick (I know it's chic...it's called humor people!).

Red Strapless Maxi Dress $44.99 Target

Queen Latifah + HSN

On August 27th, Queen Latifah in collaboration with HSN will launch The Queen Collection, a line that will encompass women of all sizes. Clothing will retail under $100; handbags and outerwear will retail between $170 and $300. In an interview to promote her line of clothing and accessories, Latifah said, "We all want to wear beautiful, fly clothes no matter what size you are. I felt like larger girls were not respected, even though we are huge consumers."

The Queen went on to say that the term plus-size "is a word we need to bury at this point." We couldn't agree more.

Steal of the Day: Forever21+

This is such a cute little frock. It can be worn around town; double as a swim suit cover-up and it's a great price. It's a win-win-win.

Paisley Embroidered Dress
Regularly: $19.80 Sale: $12 Forever21+

21 May 2011

This Weekend Only: 30% Off at The Coach Factory Store

This weekend is a great time to pick up a timeless piece for your wardrobe because the Coach Factory Stores are offering 30% off all merchandise. Sale ends Sunday (5.22.11).
Click here for the 30% off coupon.

20 May 2011

Spring Blowout Sale at Moxsie: 50% ALL Merchandise

For a limited time take 50% off total purchases at the Spring Blowout sale at Moxsie. Use BLOWOUT50 at checkout

"Kaden" Nappa Espadrille Wedge
Regularly: $99 Sale: 49.50 Moxsie

19 May 2011

17 May 2011

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Collection Spring/Summer2011 + Chanel Nail Colour Collection Fall2011

Just lovin' Illamasqua's "Toxic Nature" nail varnish collection for Spring/Summer 2011; it contains two shades that are personal faves: Radium and Gamma.

At Chanel the gray/metallic trend will continue into Fall. Nail goddess
Sophy Robson got her lady fingers on Chanel's Fall 2011 colors, and they are quite purty.

Bacterium (pearly bronze),Purity (peach) Radium (chartreuse), Stagnate (gray mauve), Gamma (neon orange) $14 Sephora.

Chanel's Le Vernis Nail Colour; Graphite, Quartz, Peridot

image: sophyrobinson.com

13 May 2011

Friends & Family Event at Avenue: 30% Off

Starting Saturday (5.14.11) through Tuesday (5.17.11) take 30% off your entire purchase at the Friends and Family Event at Avenue. Use code AV111128 at checkout for online purchases.

Border Print Sheath Dress
Regularly: $64.90 Sale $45.43 Avenue