Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte Russe’

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

Friday, July 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

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

Saturday, July 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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Get the Fall 09 Trend of Ruffled Sweaters for Less

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Pair this with a cardigan. Merona® Collection Ruffle Bow Top - Honest Purple

Ruffle Neck Bandage Sweater Top : Under $20.00

I’ve been noticing a lot of ruffled sweaters, ruffled cardigans, ruffled shirts… ruffles are really taking over! And it’s not that ruffles are bad, not at all. I think they’re very cute, often romantic (cue a dreamy sigh here), and a nice way to make an otherwise boring shirt have some added flair. And really, who doesn’t like some more flair? (Occasionally some celebrities go too far with the flair… see: Bai Ling in most anything she’s ever worn.)

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Marilyn Monroe Fashion for Parties

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

for ShesSmart.com

I’ve put together two party looks for a fun, flirty party this winter 09. Each look was inspired by glamor, kind of like Marilyn Monroe. But updated for a modern party girl who likes the golden age of Hollywood. You’ll see that I paired a satin corset (one is a pleated corset and one is a ruched corset but both are from Charlotte Russe!) with a fun black skirt. One black skirt is a mesh tiered number by Forever 21, and the other is a bubble skirt from Forever 21. Each look got a faux fur shrug, a tiara element (either an actual tiara or a clip for the hair with a tiara symbol), nail polish and black liquid eyeliner.

Black liquid eyeliner is great for a glamorous look, especially for parties. Singer Taylor Swift is always using black eyeliner (winged just a bit out on the edges) on just the tops of her eyelids. It really brings some definition to your eyes. And as always, everything in this look is under $100.00!

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