Once I saw this posting on Time Out NY’s web site, I realized wow, I have been seeing Native American-styled pieces everywhere lately … the diamond patterns, the color palette, the fringe, the beading. Since not all the items they are showcasing are terribly Recessionista-friendly, I figured I’d take to the internet to see if there were any other options… View Post
We’ve been seeing this carefree pattern pop up here and there for awhile now, and I am hoping that this spring the ikat trend continues. I can’t put my finger exactly on what I like so much about this print … maybe it’s because it’s beachy and breezy and “resort-esque” without seeming cheesy. This ikat bubble skirt from Delia’s may… View Post
The February issue of People StyleWatch Magazine has a great roundup of the upcoming lower-priced designer collaborations we’ll be seeing hit the mass-retail market in the coming months — I “Heart” Ronson hits JC Penney the week of Feb. 9th — Charlotte Ronson’s line will be full of her girlie casual style. Erickson Beamon hits Target Feb. 15th — pretty… View Post
I’ve finally gotten a chance to check out everyone’s dresses while watching the SAG Awards tonight– lots of beautiful looks tonight. Kate Winslet is probably my absolute favorite look of the night — cobalt blue, fitted, and elegant sexy. (Image courtesy of Matt Sayles / AP) Evan Rachel Wood has seriously done a turnaround — she went from nasty goth… View Post
The Converse One Star line has been in Target stores for about a year now, without any substantial fanfare. The collection consists mostly of casual basics with a retro flair to them — the stuff is honestly really cute, but no one seemed to be going gaga over it like they were over the other guest lines (Jovovich-Hawk, Alice Temperley)…. View Post
The boyfriend cardigan has to be one of my new favorite wardrobe staples … regardless of whether you dress it up or dress it down, it is still the perfect layering piece for BOTH work and weekend wear. Here are some of the styles I’ve road-tested: 1) American Apparel has many different cardigan styles — but one of my favorites… View Post
No, your eyes are not deceiving you … you read the headline correctly. Orla Kiley is coming to Target the first week of February. But, it’s not a line of handbags or luggage, unfortunately. But it is a completely cool retro housewares collection, which is still pretty awesome. Thanks to Racked and Apartment Therapy for the tips.
Statement necklaces might just be one of my favorite emerging trends. Throw one on over a solid turtleneck or blouse, and they make an outfit. Here are some of my wallet-friendly favorites — This Wrap Link Bib Necklace from Target is only $19.99, and it has a great multi-tone, homemade feel to it. The Valence Bib Necklace from Banana Republic… View Post
I am going to make a greater-than-usual effort this year to be thrifty while doing my holiday shopping (this of course except for the $1299 I just spent buying a brand new MacBook for myself as a “present”). Some ideas — One of my favorite spots for holiday gifts is Restoration Hardware — It’s secretly got the most wonderful little… View Post
I have definitely been wondering what the fate of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bitten clothing venture will be, especially with the recent bankruptcy (twice) of discount chain Steve & Barry’s. According to NY Magazine Blog The Cut, SJP is shopping for a new home for the line. It would be such a shame to see this great line, which I felt… View Post
I have the good fortune of being invited to attend a movie premiere on Monday 11/17 in Los Angeles. Now, I like to think of myself as pretty stylish, but I wasn’t sure I had anything in my closet befitting of an Hollywood movie premiere. So naturally this presents quite the wardrobe challenge. How do I stay true to my… View Post
Los Angeles-based shopping blog Racked LA has posted a great gallery of photos previewing the newest designer line for H&M — Comme des Garcon. The stuff looks really cute and all…. but the only strange thing– it’s a line for H&M, so me thinks a $350 price point for a dress is a tad high. Can we please get a… View Post
How cool is it that Michelle Obama, a potential future 1st lady, is wearing an H&M dress on the campaign trail that cost $34.90?! And you know what — she looks good in it, too. (Image courtesy of The Budget Fashionista)
You’d never think of J. Crew for your bargain shopping — even though I so love rummaging through their clearance rack — but they actually have really affordable wedding gowns. Who knew? J. Crew started it’s “Weddings & Parties” collection a few years ago with a few select styles, but the line has really developed and now they have several… View Post
Now, I had first heard back in June via New York Magazine’s Shopping Blog that British retailer TopShop was NYC-bound, and now there are actually rumors about dates of the opening.