Archive for the ‘Accessories’ Category

Etsy.com Original Statement Necklaces: 2009 Edition

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy

Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy.com

Statement necklace – Spotty Cream Necklace by BoutiqueKokosh on Etsy.com

Riddle me this, if you’re going to fork out money for a gorgeous and bold statement necklace – why would you pay so much for one that other people will almost definitely have? I have seen lots of options for statement necklaces of 2009. So, let me ask you this – when it comes to a statement necklace shop, does J-Crew think they are the only shop that stocks them? Moreover, do you think you can only find them at J-Crew? Psh! HARDLY. J-Crew makes great jewelry ... Read More

How to Wear Shoe Boots (And Five Shoe Booties Under $100)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Buckled Zipper Booties from Charlotte Russe $20

Shoe Booties by kudumomo on Flickr

When it comes to shoes for fall 09, booties are still hot. Whether you call them a shoebooty or shoe bootie (or ankle boots), they’re cute. Calling them “booties” reminds me of the little booties that babies wear, but no one seems to mind. So, what shoe boots are cute for right now? And, even more importantly, let’s discuss how to wear shoe boots. Because the worst thing is to buy something great and then have no idea what to do with it besides look at it longingly in your closet.

June of JuneLin.com has posted pictures of booties seen on the runways for Hermes, J Mendel, and Marc Jacobs. Those shoes are BANANAS, as Rachel Zoe would say. But seriously, I PINE, I YEARN! And yet, I still can’t buy them because then I would have no ... Read More

Bargain News! BCBG on Sale

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

BGCG Max Azria from hyku on Flickr

BGCG Max Azria from hyku on Flickr

I’ve loved BCBG from even before what I knew much about the line. Max Azria has a daughter and her bedroom was featured in Seventeen Magazine when I was a teen who got that magazine. All of her clothing was mostly black and white, organized in a huge closet. And her room was mostly all white, except her Dad had encouraged her to paint her bedroom walls yellow… Anyway – I just remember loving her room and wishing my Dad was also a fashion designer. Which…would be hilarious because his idea of style is changing into clean jeans. Cue an eye roll here.

These days, BCBG Max Azria dresses are sought after for their style and fit. I really wish there was a BCBG Max Azria outlet near me, but alas there is not. But, ... Read More

Billie Piper “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” Styles to Steal

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Max Studio on sale for $50

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper is someone I loved on Doctor Who, and now I love her on Secret Diary of a Call Girl. The show is NOT as dirty as it sounds. It’s not PG, of course. It’s like Sex and the City, and who didn’t love that show? Well some people didn’t. And I didn’t like the Sex and the City movie.. but I digress!

Showtime put together a cute website for Secret Diary of a Call Girl, which included a style section. They show stuff Billie Piper’s character actually wore on the show. And I went through it to show you what stuff on the list is affordable in some way. Most of it is way too much, but you might be surprise ... Read More

Urban Outfitters Sale Items Worth Buying

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Kimchi Blue Pieced Herringbone Dress

Cute little Tater Pots at Urban Outfitters, photo by maveric2003 on Flickr

Urban Outfitters is a great, hip, store. But it’s pricey, too. Ergo, we shop the Urban Outfitters sales! What do I look for when I see the rows of items with an urban outfit discount? That’s easy! Items you can still incorporate to your wardrobe right now, items you’ll wear next season, items drastically marked down, things you’ll always need (you wear a bra daily, yes?) – stuff like that. Good ol’ Urban outfit stocks plenty of great things – like the tater pots you see above! If there’s an Urban Outfit outlet near you, I highly suggest you get thee to it. Make sure you check out ... Read More

Fall Hats & Winter Hats – Stylishly Sneaking Under the Radar With Picks under $40

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

felt hat

Lucky Magazine recommends the above Wool Felt Hat from Macys, which costs $44. Well, I say NO to that. We can find a good fall that that is stylish and less expensive. I’ve worked hard to find you other hat suggestions, all under $40, but mostly under $20. Floppy hats are great, but cloche hats are something I think that will be even more popular. The pro to a floppy hat? You can kind of hide your face under them more – but are you a celebrity who needs to hide? I don’t know. The con to a floppy hat? They will lose their shape more easily. You have to treat it like a newborn puppy and give it a spot of its own to live – no flopping it in with a stack of winter scarves.

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Fun Wallets to Enjoy Like the Rockstar You Are

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

fun wallet plaid

I’ve put together a grouping of seven different fun wallets for you to peruse whilst (do I sound British?) you procrastinate about doing work, or homework, or those sorts of things that you inevitably have to do. Speaking of, I have dishes to unload from the dishwasher… Eh. But maybe I’ll just keep shopping online. It feels, somehow, much MUCH more rewarding.

From rubber, plaid, cats or owls – I’ve got you covered when it comes to the funkiest wallets under $50.00.

Item: Clubhouse Plaid Wallet from Zappos $31.00

Kiss closures at the top of wallets are my favorite kind, they’re so easy to use when I’m out shopping for more stuff. The plaid has enough pink in it to look cutsey.

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Updating your Little Black Dress for Fall and Winter Parties

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

bow belt

"What do I do with THIS?" Photo by le vent le cri on Flickr

You Asked the Style Question: I don’t want to have to buy a ton of new dresses and skirts. How can I update a black dress for Fall & Winter parties? When I add different shoes and a necklace it doesn’t feel like enough. I wanna be stylish, but I also need to save money. – Marie, Georgia

She’s Smart Answers: Ah, a common question that’s not always easy to figure out! Let’s tackle it. It’s great to actually get some wear out of your LBD (little black dress) since too often we disregard them and they stay hanging in our closet. We rationalize that we’ll wear them all the time, so we accumulate many black dresses (I admittedly have).

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Great Deals on Rings

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

On Sale for $12.95 via thehungersite

Because I also write for a Ring Blog I know a lot about rings. This means I can lend you my expertise about what some really great deals on rings are. All three rings I’m featuring here are under $20.00. Not too shabby, not too shabby.

On Sale for $16.95 via thehungersite

Sterling Silver Rings on Sale : Read about the Love Ring on RingOBlog

$16.00 Owl Ring from FredFlare.com

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