I'd previously blogged about how I wasn't sure Coach's upcoming "budget-friendly" line would really be that friendly, and it looks like that's the case. FabSugar has a slideshow of Coach's new line, Poppy, and the prices aren't really that much lower than their usual. Even the simple fabric totes are around $200.
Plus, the prints / patterns on a lot of the items are kinda loud and obnoxious ... a little too teenie-bopper-ish for me personally. Some of the more subdued solid color items are kinda cute, but overall, not one of my favorite collections from Coach.
I also love the detailing on this chiffon bow-trim tee-- reminds me of the chiffon trim I've been seeing on everything at J. Crew lately.
This dotted print dress is totally adorable as well ... just looks like she was plucked off a street in Paris, no?
And continuing my obsession with ruffles, flowers, and embellishments in general -- this ruffle sleeveless topis just too perfect, esp. the soft colors.
I also loved this tuxedo topwith the pleated detailing. In the store, they also carried it in a really fine back and white stripe which was totally beautiful... but for some reason it's not available online.
In a little over a month from now, we'll be opening our mailboxes to find those hefty September issues of our favorite fashion magazines crammed into the mailbox. It's probably my favorite time of year-- seeing what's going to be big for fall and then going shopping for corduroy, boots, blazers, and tights.
Well, the fall previews have started ... and Gap is leading the charge with a sneak peek at their fall offerings. And apparently the new items will be in stores starting July 6.
I love the deep shade of gray, how delicate the flowers are, how soft it is, and how it could seemingly dress up the simplest of dresses or the plainest t-shirts. But, the $38 price tag, esp. when I am used to buying cheapie costume jewelry, is a bit much for me.
Enter Forever 21 once again ... look at the Chiffon Flower Ribbon Necklace. I know it's total design plagiarism but the cheapskate in me is willing to excuse it for $6.80.
Just a little friendly reminder that if you didn't take advantage of the Felix Rey and Miss Trish of Capri collections for Target earlier this spring when they first debuted, you can still score some pieces before they're gone.
The Felix Ray collection of really cute totes, bags, and clutches is on clearance, and there are still many styles of sandals and wedges to covet from the Miss Trish of Capri.
I don't know why, but between the bridal magazines I cannot stop buying, and all of the traveling I have been doing, I am magazine happy lately... so here are some more of my favorite picks from the July 2009 magazines.
People StyleWatch is advertising "237 Great Buys Under $100, $50, and $25" right smack on its cover.
Love what they are calling "flip flops for the beach & beyond," especially this pair in patent leather from Yellow Box, available at Zappos.
(Image courtesy of Zappos)
And while the waterfall necklace they feature in the "Look for Less" feature is sold out on lulus.com, there is another similar style that totally reminds me of one Drew Barrymore was spotted wearing recently ... totally bohemian.
(Image courtesy of Lulus.com)
And their summer style guide is chock full of what they consider to be the 10 "must-haves" for summer--
First of all, if you are a bargain shopper, you will love this month's Lucky Magazine -- every single item in the issue is $100 or less. It is literally jam packed with great buys, which made it hard to choose my favorites haha.
From the "Our Favorite Summer Looks" feature, this watercolor floral dress from Charlotte Russe is a perfect summer dress. Add a cardigan for work, or dress it up with heels and a shawl for a garden wedding.
(Image courtesy of Charlotte Russe)
From the "Accessories Report: Summer Hats" page, this straw fedora from Arden B. is perfect for those hot-as-hell summer weekends when you know you're going to be out all day running errands and your frizzy hair needs to be kept in check ... I may be talking from experience on that one.
(Image courtesy of Arden B.)
From the "What I Want Now!" page, associate market editor Jenny Kang picked items that all have a Nantucket feel to them -- none more striking than this striped knit pier dress from Nautica.
I have been away for the last few days on a business trip in Fla. and I could not have been more excited to return to NYC late last night. Literally everything that could have gone wrong on this trip did-- my luggage was lost by the airline, I cut my foot on broken glass, I got eaten alive by mosquitoes, the keyboard on my Blackberry stopped working, and I had a panic attack when I had to get down into a 30 ft. sink hole in the woods with spiders and snakes.
The sight of the Empire State Building all lit up in green from the window of the plane last night as we were making our approach into LaGuardia was seriously the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time.
Anyways, in a bright spot of the last week, Kevin and I have picked a date and a location for our wedding: October 10, 2010 at the Queens County Farm Museum. We'll be married on the north lawn and will then treat our guests to a pit BBQ reception in the barn... we are so excited.
I'll be back in action tomorrow with my favorite picks from the July issues of my favorite magazines.
Just got an e-mail from United Airlines telling me that if I book a flight before June 14, I'll receive a discount code good for 20% off my purchase of $125 or more at Banana Republic.com... they're calling it "Flying Meets Fashion." Is this a stretch or genius? I can't decide. They really are hitting us from all angles, though.
Miley Cyrus announced that she's working ona clothing linewith Max Azria for Wal-Mart. I am guessing this line will only be for juniors, but hey, it's still an interesting idea. The "rock 'n' roll" looks will all be priced @ or below $20.
My name is Alison and I am NYC Recessionista. I've got an insatiable appetite for bargain shopping, mixing bargain basement & designer fashion in the same outfit, and getting more than one season's use out of my favorite pieces through the magic of mixing & matching. I also have a husband who would prefer it if I saved more than I shopped. I'll share my secrets here.