Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

Zac Posen Fall 2006

August 16, 2006

Alright, I’m biased. Zac Posen is a fashion guru and he’s cute to boot. Did I mention the celeb debutantes love him? Either way, you can’t fault him – he always pulls through with droolworthy and timeless sets. His fall line is no exception. Instead of following the herd with the plaids, the ruffles and the punk designs, Zac showcases a line of taupe and black satins with artistic flair. Missed the event? Dont fret – here are some highlights:

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Shopping on a Budget – Below the Waist

August 14, 2006

It’s easy to get the “in” looks when you have more than a little spare cash. For everyone else, fashion is achieved after hours of laborious bargain hunting and scavaging. For me, the fall shopping season has already begun. Featured below are some of my budget friendly finds.

Denim. Skinny is still in. I heard the whole Old Navy Skinny Jean craze and figured I’d save you the trip – it isn’t worth it. Yes, the jeans are $25, but they are also poor in quality and not very flattering. Instead, try these on for size.

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Black Lux Tapered Jeans found at Urban Outfitters. For $48 you get both the cut and color of the season, as well as an extremely versatile pair of jeans. Pair with flats as shown here for everyday casual, or dress them up with a wedge, pump, or tucked into boots for your nights out.

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Retailing for over $180, but now available for $91 at Shop Intuition, these Siwy Classics were spotted on more than a few celebs (apparently, Rachel Bilson is a huge fan). Anyway, for under $100 you can get the same look.

Pedal Pushers.
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Alright so they aren’t exactly a “huge trend”. Whatever that means. But, if you want to spruce up your wardrobe this is the way to go. Pair these Alvin Valley’s, found on sale at Shop Bop for $82.50, with the Seychelle heels below and a basic top for a fun and classy outfit.

Tights. They’re back and they’re stronger than ever.

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Add style and originality to any outfit (for just $28) with these tights by Free People. They’ve made a HUGE appearance on the runway and are rumored to be one of falls biggest trends.

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Hold on to those footless tights of yours – they’re here to stay. Why not add another pair to your collection? On sale for $1.99 at Urban they’re more than worth the “investment”.

Shoes.

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The first time I saw them, in late spring I fell in love with them. Now? My love has only grown. Priced at $28.99 at Macy’s these Rebels flats are a must have for fall and beyond.

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Dying for a kitten heel? Invest $49.99 in these Seychelles found at Urban Outfitters. Wear them with your stovepipes, pencil skirt, balloon dress – they’re probably one of the most versatile shoes around.

Stay tuned for the next edition. I’ll try and tackle shirts, accessories and at some point (hopefully) boots.

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Fall is all about…well, Plaid

August 10, 2006

Ready for fall? In addition to the stovepipe jeans, the high waisted trousers, and the frilled shirts you’re bound to buy, invest in a few plaid pieces…because plaid is back. As always. Every year fashion magazines and divas alike scream “plaid” – isn’t it obvious already? Plaid is fall. We know, we’re armed and ready. But, just incase your closet is out of ammunition here are a few designer pieces you may fancy, oh and I’ve added a few that will be sure to leave some spare change in your wallet.

Up first is a plaid dress by LAMB. I hate to admit, since I really hate singers/actors turned pseudo designer but Gwen Stefani’s brand really grew on me. The dress, complete with silk lining, retails for $365.00.

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Yes, the price is daunting. Check out Arden B.’s version for less than half the price, $128.00 to be exact.

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Combine two of fall’s upcoming trends: plaid and ruffles with Diane von Furstenberg’s latest tafetta blouse. Made of 100% silk, the blouse is completely versatile. Dress it up with a pencil skirt and a wedge, or keep it casual by pairing it with a pair of stovepipe jeans and your favorite flats. The price? An eyepopping $215.00.

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And finally, stay warm when the weather turns cold with this plaid jacket by Juicy Couture. Yes, its Juicy. Hard to believe. Which brings me to another point, the jacket is cute and all but do I really want to shell out $395.00 on a Juicy Couture piece?

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