Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fantasia Barrino on American Idol: Nails, ring, thoughts

So, it looks like I'm not the only one who thought/noticed Fantasia gained a little weight...but, it looks like it didn't affect her singing or her signature style...not to say it's something I would copy...but, it's definitely eye catching.

My notes:
The dress reminded me of something I saw on a blog recently.  I give her props for owning the look with the slit and all even though she's gained a little weight.  That deserves props!
But, what really caught my attention during the performance (besides the lyrics of Collared Greens & Cornbread) were her nails and ring which you will be able to view on the video below.  Thoughts?  Is this a new trend?  I keep seeing all of these very out there nail designs.  Who is rocking this trend?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carine Roitfeld documentary - Part 1

How did I miss this!?

HUGE SALE at COLLAGE boutique! Everything is 50% off!

I was really sad when owner, Bebe told me she would be closing her store/site, Collage Boutique.  But, I was really excited that she is moving back to New York City!  Everything on the site and in store is 50% off and such great prices.  Plus, shipping is FREE in the U.S. and a $30 flat rate for international.  Bebe has such a great eye for fashion so she has always offered stylish items at a great price that are on trend and also inspired by designer items we all swoon over.  Check out her blog: Peace, Love, Glamour to see her true style.  She will be taking on NYC soon, so help her by checking out all she has to offer in her farewell to the past at Collage Boutique and her marching forward onto bigger, and grander things in New York City.

Tracy Anderson & Nicole Richie

I was just so excited to see Nicole Richie doing her thing here that I had to share! I think I am going to start doing Tracy's workouts using my apple TV and youtube! Genius idea I'd say:)

Myss Moxie Talks Fashion W/ Natasha Holstine of Fashionalities

I'm so excited to share this with everyone! Can't wait to hear what you all think:) I will be doing these once a month with Myss Moxie:)


Thursday, March 24, 2011

The must-have aviators

I wanted the Ray-Bans I saw on The Nate Berkus Show...I found them at Eddie Bauer and they are over $100...then, I spotted and bought a pair at Buffalo Exchange for around $8...but, I think I'm going to end up rocking the $10 pair by Vans because they look spot on!!:).

My spring bangle combo inspired by a recent episode of Nate Berkus show

*It's all about combining big bangles.

The middle bracelet was gift from the Lucky Blogger Conference and is from The Limited.

Seen on the Nate Berkus show: I need these Forever 21 tortoise print cat eye sunglasses!

Great DIY tips from the Nate Berkus show on how to update your accessories on a dime!

Erica Domesek from P.S. I made this on the Nate Berkus show!

My Go International Dress Search

I've been looking for the dresses I am interested from the Go International pieces at so many Target stores from Oregon to Arizona and have had no luck.  I received a $50 gift card from the Target team to share the dress I pick after sharing how I wear the ones I already own.  Since I have to choose 1 of the dresses from online I thought I would share the choices I have with everyone and see which one everyone thinks I should get.  Can't wait to see what everyone thinks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weekly Style Society: Top Style Bloggers Roundup of What's Haute: Vol 15

We're a little light this week....the world of high fashion and style waits for no one.....but what we do have is BIG on how-to's and fabulous insight on what's haute now and in the near future. From different denim outfits to the perfect nude heel to doing doily's right and wearing what's haute to a black tie affair.....even a bit of fashion history, these top style bloggers are bringing the best of style to you! Read more....

• The Stylish Chick ~ Doing Denim Right

Doing Denim Right

• The Working Girl's Shoe Closet ~ 'Pure' Nude But Not Nekkid

'Pure' Pump by Charles David

• Fashionalities ~ Spreading the Word, I-Ella, My New Favorite Shopping Site


• Closet of Style ~ What to Wear: Spring Black Tie Gallery Crawl

Black Tie Art Gallery Crawl

• Blueprint for Style ~ Burberry's 60s-Inspired Mod Take on Outerwear

• ellyb Events ~ Doily's as Decoration

• The Working Wardrobe ~ Homage to the Triangle Factory Fire

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COMING SOON: The Outnet Sale 3/25-28


I can't wait to see the deals!  I will be searching by designer, then style...but, starting off with the lowest priced items to see what I can choose from!:)

Tucker Spring Collection, Now at Shopbop

Gushing! The styling of this is genius!! I keep wanting to watch this and get all the styling to try. (I really will do that:) Get tips for how to style the Tucker for Target items that are available right now.

My new favorite color for spring: HONEY SUCKLE

Not only do I love the smell of the flower, but the color is AMAZING!  I want the Old Navy tunic right now!  Too bad I hadn't seen this when they had the extra 30% off sale last week:)  Still not a bad deal at $24.50 though.  I'm also really excited to find out that Ivanka's shoes are sold at Macy's!  I have to get those ones I shared recently ASAP!  Now, I can just watch for a fab coupon in the newspaper, online or on my Macy's app for an even better deal!:)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ivanka Trump must-have heel, the Lucirene

I didn't expect to fall in love with any shoe when I opened my email from Who What Wear's: Obsession du jour. But, right away I saw the shoe I had to have! Great heel height, fun grommet affect and, the blush hue I'm in love with right now! Plus, a reasonable price at $140...the style: Lucirene.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spreading the word, my new favorite shopping site: I-Ella

Have you heard of I-Ella, the new second hand shopping and swapping site??  It's genius!  Not only do you get a fab selection of amazing finds, but you also get to learn about fashion stylists, designers, fashion bloggers and more! 

Right now, I am excited about shopping fashion blogger, Man Repeller's items out and singer, Estelle's pieces!  There are always really great items too!  The prices are great and there are opportunities to swap! 

And, to make it all even better, a portion of the proceeds is donated to charities! 

Sign up today to start shopping using code: FASHIONALITIES.

Look-a-likes at a different price: Elizabeth & James vs. Kmart

Elizabeth and James eyelet blouse
$348 -

Women's Drapey Cardigan Top- Apostrophe-Clothing-Women's-Jackets &...
$16 -

I love when I find styles that look similar to what I wanted at a fraction of the price...what do you all think of these look-a-likes??  Close enough??

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

GLAMOUR Jewelry Wear Anywhere 36-1/2 Chain Necklace

Just found out about this. Great prices, and great styles...check it out now before they sell out! I've never really browsed the ELLE line at Kohls...but, I am really feeling this for some reason, so I had to share.
My favorite styles are the glamorous globetrotter.  Here are a few items that caught my eye.

Glamour jewelry

I heart Gold Saturn turbands, here's what to look out for this spring

Gold Saturn Road Trip Collection - Lookbook Video from GOLD SATURN on Vimeo.
My new favorite turband style:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HUGE sale at Shopbop: check out what I just bought

I was so excited when I received an email from Shopbop today letting me know that the Madewell dancing dots cardi I had been gushing over since the Lucky Blogger Conference had further reductions.  (You can't tell in the pic, but the dots are ROSE GOLD:)  I, of course hurried to buy it right away and the realized that I still had FREE shipping!  I can't wait to have the sweater in 3 days!  Hurry up and check out all the deals on Shopbop now!

Great LA event for aspiring fashion stylists

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wedding style

$25 -

I am in LOVE with blush hues right is my taupe for spring.  I am planning on wearing these shoes with everything!  If you check out my previous post on what I purchased for this Lucky Alpha Shopper and Kmart piece, I also bought a pair of great ballet flats with this color.  My sister and I saw a style similar to what we bought at Kmart in J. Crew...great trend! 

*This is me before my hair came down...I didn't want it to get frizzy before the festivities:)  I shared a pic of the full on hair with a friend below.
Dress: Target Go International dress by Zac Posen
Tights: Old Navy (inspired by the gray tights worn by the girls of America's Next Top Model (shared here) last season when they were walking for Zac Posen.)
Shoes: Kmart, Glo jeans

This was to stay warm outside and kind of reminded me of a Gossip Girl look that Blair would sport...Jacket is my sister's from White House Black Market.
Me with my girl, Latoya:)  The hair was pretty much over by this point...but, you get the idea...I have another picture with Sahara on facebook if you are really curious:)

Geek Chic: My Kmart shirt and the rest of the look, inspiration and all

Here is my day look out and about in Portland, Oregon.  I'm visiting for about two weeks.  I love the weather here! 

My look:

Denim jacket: Old from GAP...had it since I was in high school:)
Faux fur vest: NY & CO last year.  This layering was inspired by a street style look below.
Tee: Kmart spring line, Route 66.  This is one of the items from my Kmart/Lucky Alpha Shopper spring styling exercise.
Pants: From H&M...I'm in LOVE!  I spotted these while at the Lucky Blogger Conference in New York last month.
Shoes: I am in LOVE!  My mom just gave them to me on my visit to Portland.
I added the glasses and a knit turband from ASOS after and I loved the geek chic look:)

The inspiration for this look: I can pull inspiration from everywhere and come up with ensembles from what I already own.  It's like a game for me.  I save all of my inspiration shots in my app, Stylebook.
This is from a street style blog.  I think it was Vanessa Jackman.
Look from the Lucky Blogger Conference.  

kmart spring style

kmart spring style
kmart spring style by Fashionalities featuring cropped jeans

What I bought for my Lucky magazine & Kmart spring shopping challenge! Stay tuned for how I styled everything:)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Thinking Spring 2011?? Check out swimwear now at EXPRESS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring must-haves:

I know most of the country is still cold and rainy and maybe even snowing.  But, here in Arizona we are entering into 80 degree weather and I am starting to think about swimwear.  So, to keep everyone excited about the summer, I thought I would share some of the cute styles from Express Advertisement that I was checking out recently.  


The swim suits

Since there aren't any beaches here, and it's way too hot to just sit outside during the summer I'm planning on taking my daughter to the pools so these are great women's swimwear for just relaxing at the pool.  But, the great thing is, I can wear any of these suits on a great trip too if we get one in this summer:)  I love the great bright colors and this ikat print that is right on trend.  I heart all animal prints, and this berry color is great on tans!



Plus, shop the Express accessories from totes to great cover-up scarves.  This Panama Hat is at the top of my list!  I can't wait to rock this all spring long!  It's something new to give my Fedora Hat a break:)  They also sell a really cute fedora too by the way:)  The large cat-eye shades are a HUGE trend right now to jump on and Express has a great priced style to do that with.  

The deals:

I am always one to share a deal, so sign up for the Express e-mail and get 15% off your purchase, PLUS they have a promo right now where you will also be entered for the chance to win one of ten $200 Express Gift Card!  It's a win, win situation!  Don't miss out!  The sweepstakes ends April 21, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.  Here are the rest of the sweepstakes rules.

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Gold pants FOUND!

The search is OVER!  The gold pants I was searching for to wear with my gray poncho from American Eagle has been found at Imperfect Concepts online boutique! (Make sure to follow on twitter and facebook for great deals!) I always love when you aren't really looking for anything and find EXACTLY what you've been searching for!  These are my J. Crew gold sequin pant that is how I will be styling them:)  Stay tuned for pics!