Archive for the ‘Accessories’ Category

A Pretty Little Liars & Vampire Diaries Inspired Jewelry Giveaway Blog Post

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

shari wacks jewelry

It’s time to familiarize yourself with Shari Wacks Jewelry. It’s got optimal piece for layering. And plenty of celebrities are fans, like Jayma Mays from Glee! A Jayma Mays Jewelry Pick: “Celebrity Jayma Mays from the television show Glee is wearing this double strand necklace with 2 different gold-filled chains. it has a sparrow, star and moon charms with a blue topaz drop. length is approximately 20 inches long with 2 inch extender. $174”

We’re going to be working with Shari Wacks Jewelry at ShesSmart.com for a review and amazing giveaway. And it will have a theme of one of the TV shows we do so much style coverage for: The Vampire Diaries or Pretty Little Liars. But it’s up to you, our loyal and smart readers to vote and tell us which show we should work alongside!

I will be reviewing a piece based on a character from the winning show, and the winner of our Shari Wacks Jewelry giveaway will win a piece based on ... Read More

Celebrity Handbag Style: Steal their Looks for Way Less…

Monday, February 21st, 2011

celebrity bags for less

Celebrities don’t just look great on the red carpet. Their signature style often appears in their “street style” while they’re out and about doing every day things. While some tend to be more miss than hit, most celebs have nailed down their personal style and are great inspiration for fun and new ways to pull together an outfit. With beauty teams, stylists and designers at their fingertips, they generally know what trends are hot. So who better to take a fashion cue from than a few celebs? We’ve got a collection of celeb worthy handbags at price points all of us can afford.

This is a guest post by Sarah Ellis. So enjoy this piece in celebrity handbag style.  This is a great celebrity looks for less blog, I was pretty astounded by how spot-on her bag picks were. (And suddenly I’m craving them all, ah!) You can find her author bio at the end of the piece. I’m positive that you’ll want to head on over to her blog – you can help her pick her wedding dress! I voted for the drop waist/mermaid style, but you may feel otherwise inclined. – xo Jessica Rae

celebrity bags for less: KIM KARDASHIAN

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Cheap Comfortable Sandals for Women: FOUND for Under $15

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

cheap comfortable sandals women

So. Target. It’s a place of many wondrous things. And if you take a look at Target even in mid-February you’ll notice they ALREADY have bathing suits and tons of sandals and flip flops. Every year I pick up a new pair of cheap, comfortable sandals for women from Target because they have the SQUISHY FOOT thing. And I mentioned the cheap part, right?

My trick is to find a pair of  flip flops that can pass for nice-casual sandals. How do I do this? What you should do is not go to the bins where they have the cheaper flip flops, but to the wall. There’s different brands and different types.

I am a trickster, so I like to find a pair I can pass off as slightly dressy to go to nice restaurants and whatever. I mean, no one is ever looking at your feet that much (or dumb inner linings). I have a great pair of Adidas which I got  from Designer Shoe Warehouse for maybe $20 on sale at the end of summer. So the walking-sporty sandals are takin ... Read More

Linea Pelle for Target Review | Pass on these Purses

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

linea pelle target

In a late-night Target ambush (when the store is closing in 40 minutes, you must make the tough decision to split from friends and just do a mad dash for what you “need”), I came across the LP Linea Pelle bags. They made me linger. I mean. I like Linea Pelle. But I did not like these bags. And I really wanted to.

So, here’s the thing. They felt like really cheap vinyl. And the material looked cheap. (You know how Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia and even Michael Kors all talk to the designers on Project Runway about choosing material that looks expensive? Yea.) The designs? The designs were killer. I really, realy liked the crossbody handbags that also worked as wristlets. But the material made it look cheesy. Ugh.

The black was all wrong, and the blue was ALMOST okay but was too bright for such bad material. With different material it would have been awesome and I’d be telling you guys how happy I was with my new Winter-to-Spring transition purse.  I don’t know. I felt really upset (tragedy, oh!) and then I walked away with some random Target bag because it had a chain link handle and I love those.

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High Heel Ballet Shoes that Aren’t Trampy or Difficult

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

satin heels with bow

Fulfill your dreams of being a ballerina with some high heel ballet shoes. When I look these up online, most of them are really ridiculous toe shoes with heels that look impossible to walk in.

I found these satin heels with bow from Miss Selfridge that are great. (Click Here.)

These are so pretty, but how do you justify spending money on another pair of shoes? Well, you could put these towards a fashionable halloween costume of being a ballerina! But not a cliche one, no no. Pair these with a ruffled tulle skirt a la Carrie Bradshaw and a tiara.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

valentine's day outfit ideas

Are you finding yourself in need of Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas? We’re here to help, duh. Whether you want to buy handmade or you want the ultimate of glamor – we’ve got a bit of everything to show you gals.

How to Dress Like a Wolf with Wicked Style

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

how to dress like the big bad wolf

If you’re a fan of Little Red Riding Hood then at some point in your life (maybe Halloween) you may wonder how to dress like the big bad wolf. Then again, if you’re a fan of  Jacob of Twilight or Tyler Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries you might just wonder how to dress like a wolf for some other reason. (I won’t ask your reasons!)

How to dress like a Wolf / How to Dress like the Big Bad Wolf:

  • The Animal Hoodies are from Spirit Hoods: Shop (this would be a great, simple, alternative to use as a Little Red Riding Hood Wolf Costume. Of course, it’s also expensive!)
  • Wolf Fang Necklace: Shop
  • Eye makeup from Eve Organics: Shop

The most important thing in knowing how to dress like the big bad wolf? Attitude! Channel your inner Tyra Banks and be FIERCE and m ... Read More

Designer MCM Handbags Give Us Haute Clues

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

mcm handbags

Looking over three MCM handbags for sale we can learn tips of what the designers are doing. These are elements you can look for in any bag, no matter the price tag.

MCM Mini Shoulder Clutch features a detachable shoulder chain. (Buy here.) An adjustable strap is great no matter its material, but it’s always especially fun when it’s made of chain. I’m so in love with them that I’ve done an entire feature on chain strap bags before. (Aw, I stopped using those little check marks in the collages, do you guys miss them or nyah?)

MCM Sportivo Satchel has suede lining,  double handles and metal feet. ( ... Read More

The Top 2011 Jewelry Trends have Voluminous Elements

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

2011 jewelry trends

Whether it’s a bright pop of color, or just the sheer size of the piece – jewelry for 2011 is all for making a considerable impact on passer’s by (yes, I am thinking of Sarah Jessica Parker as I type that). What can you expect as 2011 jewelry trends? We did some research to see what you might encounter, especially when it comes to Spring 2011 jewelry trends. Our forecast includes chokers, more layered chain necklaces, blue sapphire jewelry and lots and lots of cuff bracelets.

2011 Jewelry Trends Shown here:

  • Malibu Flower Cuff from Foxy Originals: Here
  • Kate Spade New York Moonlit Garden Floral Cuff: Here
  • Jasmine Tassel Necklace from Foxy Originals: ... Read More
  • Win! Pick Your Prize Sweepstakes: Foxy Originals Jewelry Item

    Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

    jewelry giveaway blog

    This is a jewelry giveway blog post. Hooray! I’m a MAJOR fan of Foxy Originals Jewelry, and now they’ve agreed to let one ShesSmart.com winner pick their prize.

    Shop: Foxy Originals

    THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One (1) winner will receive any one jewelry item from Foxy Originals. ARP: $60.00

    – Giveaway ends on Sunday December 12, 2010!

    MANDATORY FIRST ENTRY: Visit Foxy Originals ... Read More