Posts Tagged ‘Dresses’

Steep or Cheap? Guess Which Look Costs More

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

ruffled dresses on sale

I have put together two party looks based on the idea of a ruffled dresses. Each look contains black cocktail rings, lip gloss, and black platform pumps.

Expensive Look:

Lipsy Bustier Ruffled Dress @ Oli L70

Black Cocktail Ring @ Shopthetrend

Black Patent Pumps @ Piper Lime $200

Yves Saint Laurent Shimmering Lip Gloss @ YesStyle.com $28

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Anna Sui: Target Collection Picks

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

anna sui dresses

Anna Sui for Target Mohair Cardigan – Heather Grey $50. But is it too shapeless? It looks cute, but you can’t really belt it… or can you?

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Look Thinner with Colorblock Dresses and Colorblock Skirts

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

colorblock dresses on sale

The use of colorblock in clothing is genius. It can really trick the eye into making you look a lot more thin and shapely than you are. I was realizing this the other day when Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) was wearing a colorblock dress on Gossip Girl and it made her waist look so nipped and fit. When you type or say colorblocking enough times, it starts looking and sounding weird. But the actual color blocking effect? It’s genius!

How does colorblocking work? Visual magic! It uses blocks of color to shape you. As you know, white looks larger and black makes things look smaller. But more than that, you can actually sculpt the form using wide lines or thin lines of color down the middle of a dress. Be smart: color block!

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Bargain News! Sweater Dresses on Sale

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

sweaterdresses on sale

I love sweater dresses. But sweaters are expensive. And dresses are expensive. So much sweater dresses are – you must be a genius because you guessed it – expensive. But I worked to find you sweater dresses on sale for under $100.

Sweater dresses for fall are perfect to wear all the time. You can also wear them for winter, these sweater dresses are great with boots and tights.  Sweater dresses and tights? Love it. Sweater dresses and boots? Love it.

Victoria’s Secret is loaded with sweater dresses, but most of them are 1) Way too form fitting/sexy to want to wear without being self-conscious, 2) Way too expensive! This is why Victoria’s Secret Sweater Dresses are mostly a no-go for me. However I did find one that I like a lot and included down below, it’s a gorgeous chocolate brown color and looks like it would move well. It has enough detail to make it interesting, but it’s all in a solid color so you can layer it with accessories like crazy (rings, tights, boots, hats, whatever).

Bargain news! Sweater dresses for women:

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Urban Outfit Discount: Urban Outfitters Dresses on Sale!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

urban outfitters dresses on sale

Urban Outfitters makes great, chic clothing for teens and people in their 20’s. If you aren’t sure of Urban Outfit locations, you can always go to their website Urbn.com. The stores are full of funky jewelry, large leather handbags with fringe, candles that smell like papayas, neon pink alarm clocks shaped like owls, and the kind of clothing that instantly makes you feel more hip. Most urbn outfit dresses are upwards of $60.00, but there is a sale going on right now where tons and tons of dresses are on sale. That seems like a good occasion for shopping – or at least a good occasion to take a look and see what they have.

A lot of these dresses can be worn in the fall as long as you wear some textured tights and a cardigan over them (maybe even a ... Read More

Bargain News! BCBG on Sale

Wednesday, July 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

Urban Outfitters Sale Items Worth Buying

Sunday, July 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

Summer Dresses on Sale

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Red Crinkle Tank Dresses from T-box

"Time to shoooop?" asks cutie cat. Photo by StephenMitchell on Flickr

Since Fall is here, stores are rushing to get their summer dresses off the shelves completely. That works out in your favor. Because the only thing that’s more refreshing than cute summer dresses is cute summer dresses on sale. Obviously it’s best to avoid anything trendy, which can be tricky. If you’ve been eying something all season and it’s finally on sale you will feel a strange (okay, maybe it’s not so strange) and strong pull to pick it up now that it’s at a reduced price.

However, keep in mind that this was what you loved, and saw on other people, this season. Style Tip: Make sure to honestly ask yourself if it was a passing trend that you might not be wearing next year.

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Style Inspirations! Whitney Port's Silver Party Look

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

silver dresses on sale

I was watching The City on MTV.com the other night and Whitney Port was in an outfit I LOVED. To recreate the look all you need is a silver dress, pearl earrings, pink lipstick, and black nail polish. The beauty products are easier to find, but you can shop around for the silver dress and pearl earrings. I did some shopping online for you and now I’ll share with you what I found. The thing about the pearl earrings that’s important is that they have a little more to them than just being pearl earrings. You’ll see what I mean.

Whitney Port’s style for less:

Style for less Silver Dresses: Tulip Dress @ Forever 21 $22.80 | Silver Tank Dress @ GoJane.com $29.90 | ... Read More

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's : The Hits & Misses

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad has left The Hills and now she’s pursuing her dream of fashion with her LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl’s. Even when the show was annoying me, I always could find a compliment for Lauren’s style. Those little braids in her hair? Did you never try to replicate those? Come on, now!

Anyway, I decided I’d shop at Kohl’s online and tell you guys what I think is worth buying. It’ll let you see what’s available and what you might want to avoid. My overall review of this line is that it is modern and cute with lots of great basic’s made by a gal who knows simple fashion tricks that work.

The LC Lauren Conrad Hits:

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