Posts Tagged ‘Style Tips’

50% OFF! Christian Siriano for Payless

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

christian siriano payless

Important EDIT: Christian Siriano just announced on Oprah that everything he has done for Payless is 50% off. Go to Oprah.com to find the Payless store nearest you and to get the coupon. There ARE a few things that might be nice but a smart shopper knows that even though something is suddenly only $15.00 doesn’t make it a good purchase if you still don’t love it. I suspect this coupon rouse might be because his items aren’t selling.

Christian Siriano is doing shoes for Payless, which is instantly a mood-lifter. (He was the winner of Project Runway, remember?) Except…well, until you SEE the shoes. I’m torn. First off, the shoes and boots Siriano has done look very much like the ones designer Rodarte did a while ago. But my biggest problem is that I’m not sure if many of these shoe designs are wearab ... Read More

“What Kind of Jacket Should I Wear for Fall?”

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

trench coats

Photo by ldhren on Flickr

Fall is a wonderful time, especially (in my opinion) if you live in an area where the leaves turn gorgeous colors of red and purple, you can visit apple orchards, pick your own pumpkin from a patch if you’re so inclined, and wear some cozy cardigans. The one thing that sometimes baffles me about Fall is what kind of jacket to wear. It’s waaaay too early for heavy winter jackets.

My answer to the question is the same answer to “What kind of jacket do I wear for Spring?” and that answer is: trench coats! I especially like the longer, belted trench coats. There are a surprising amount of variations, though. Even more surprising? There are plenty trench coats under $50.00, yay.

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Get the Fall 09 Trend of Ruffled Sweaters for Less

Sunday, October 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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Indulge your Shoe Habit with Affordable Ruffled Flats

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Wanted Frills Flat - Round-toe ballet flat

Wanted Frills Flat - Round-toe ballet flat

Okay, so ruffles are a major trend for Fall 09. I hadn’t realized it extended even to shoes, but apparently it does.  If I’ve learned anything from my sister, it’s that a serious shoe habit is hard to kick. So if you know that you’ll absolutely NEED to buy a new pair of shoes this fall, I think I’ve found the pair for you. These Ruffled Flats from PiperLime are versatile-but-special enough to fit all sorts of needs.

They’re not too ‘out there’ that you can’t wear them a lot, but you’ll definitely feel happy about them having a little bit of flair. ... Read More

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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