Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Holidays.....Seasons Greetings!!

I'm back! Its been almost 6 months since my last post, I'm glad to say I'm back and ready to go. There will be new posts are coming in the new year!

Wishing you an abundance of friends, happiness, and fun this holiday season. I'll see you in the new year!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspired by the cover of ESSENCE

The August issue of Essence magazine arrived in the mail the on Monday. As soon as I looked at the cover, I could not stop gasping. Viola Davis looks stunning in this dress. Upon looking at the dress I thought about the iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe. You know the one where she's standing on a subway grille in New York and her dress is flying up.

According to Essence, this dress is a Lanvin polka dot gown and it retails for $6,085 at Barneys New York.

Yes, you've read it correctly $6,085.00. Yikes! I cannot afford this stunning dress.

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If you have a tight budget like myself, check out my alternatives for this dress. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has begun!!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially in stores!! What makes the Nordstrom anniversary sale a big deal is the fact that Nordstrom introduces new fall merchandise at discounted prices during the last two weeks of July. However, beginning August 1, the prices will go back to their regular retail price. This sale designed to make shoppers (like me) feel special!

Yesterday I visited my local Nordstrom and there were deals galore throughout the store. Since I'm on a budget, I went to one and one department only. Lingerie! I purchased two DKNY Sensual Curves bras. I like the DNKY brand because (1) the bras are study, (2) long lasting, and most importantly (3) extremely comfortable.

If you've never stepped foot into Nordstrom, I highly recommend that you visit during the Anniversary Sale, the deals are extraordinary.

To access the Nordstrom site directly, click on the photo. (Photo credit)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Sun Hats

Summer hats are the must have summer accessory that adds a touch of daytime glam! I decided to discuss the hats featured in the video (posted earlier) as well as recommend others that would be a good alternative.

1. Kate Spade - I Need A Vacation Floppy Straw Hat, retails for $95 $67.00 at .

Kate Spade at ShopStyle

2. Chi by Falchi Paper Straw Crochet Hat was featured on the Today Show segment, however I could not locate the hat. As an alternative, I'm featuring the Juicy Couture Lurex Straw Floppy Hat, that retails for $78 $58.50 and is found at Bloomingdales. javascript:void(0)
Juicy Couture at ShopStyle

3. TopShop Floppy Hat - Excellent accessory if you want a burst of color. This hat retails for $50 at (also available in bright pink and orange).

Topshop at ShopStyle

4. The Lacy Edge Floppy Straw Hat from Urban Outfitters retails for $39 $24.99.

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

5. San Diego Hat Co. Cotton Crochet Hat, retails for $58 at (also available in black for $66).
San Diego Hat Company at ShopStyle

6. Hat Attack Cotton Bucket Hat - retails for $42 at Lord & Taylor (also available in white, sand, & blue).

Hat Attack at ShopStyle

7.Coach's Lydia Tattersall Cotton Hat is no longer available; as an alternative I selected the Eric Javits - Braid Dame Crushable Bucket Hat. It retails for $95 at Neiman Marcus.

Eric Javits at ShopStyle

8.Anthropologie's Striped Strawberry Bucket Hat retails for $42 $19.95. This is a chic alternative to the Payless Cotton and Straw Bucket Hat.

Hat Attack at ShopStyle

9. Helen Kaminski "Indira" Canvas Bucket Hat retails for $75 $52.50 at Bloomingdales.
Helen Kaminski at ShopStyle

10.J.Crew's Panama Hat retails for $58.

J.Crew at ShopStyle

These hats give you an idea of what to look for when shopping for a summer hat! If you've found your ideal summer hat - post your comment and a picture below.

Video: Hot Hats for Warm Summer Days

Video #1: Yesterday the TODAY show featured a segment titled "Hot hats for warm summer days". I didn't see the clip when it initially aired, however several of my family members mentioned it to me.

For the past few weeks, I've been discussing hats and I've been very indecisive when it comes down to selecting the hat of my choice. When yesterday's hat segment aired, my mom immediately informed me about it.

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Video #2: As an lover of accessories..I came across another video. This video discusses bold accessories that compliment your outfits. There are some great ideas that includes handbags, shoes, jewelry, etc.

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These videos were interesting and informative. Best of all - I posted below for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Look 4 Less - Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrilles

These Stuart Weitzman Espadrilles are extremely popular! According to the Nordstrom webpage, they retail for $365 (also available in black).

Stuart Weitzman at ShopStyle

Are you interested in a look for less?

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Meet Fantasik! This espadrille wedge from Steve Madden retails for $79.99. However, I've recently found them on sale between the ranges of $39.99 and $49.99 at Marshalls, Dillards & Macy's (they're also available in black, white and khaki).


Here's another...Her name is Sacred Heart Arven and she retails for $39.99 at Kohl's. She retails for $39.99 (also available in ivory and black).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meet Normandy & Bogner

Normandy is the perfect summer accessory. They retail at Aldo for $8.

Aldo at ShopStyle

If you want to be the center of attention Bogner is the way to go. They retail at Aldo for $15.
Bogner at ShopStyle

Both Normandy & Bogner are statement earrings. If you want something subtle, Normandy is your choice. If you want something that's bold and a little daring, Bogner is the way to go.