April 13, 2008

Summer Suits

With summer just around the corner, if your anything like me you've already been adjusting your workout regime to accommodate the sexy summer look, swim suits.

So whether your two piece ready or tummy timid here are some looks to suit your needs

From left: Victoria's Secret Monokini, $60.00 Target Exhilaration Suit, $29.00

From Left: Victoria's Secret Polkadot Swim Suit - Top: $42.00, bottom: $38.00 Victoria's Secret Bikini set, $ 132.00

From Left: Alloy Billabong bikini, $38.50 Old Navy Gold Bikini Top, $19.50, bottom, $19.50 Target Graphic Print Bikini Top, 14.99, bottom, 14.99

New BK Flea Market

Although I did not attend, I heard the opening of the Brooklyn Flea Market this past weekend was a huge success. Roughly 170 vendors and 20,000 people showed up to purchase everything from antiques, vintages, arts and crafts etc.

Brooklyn Flea is located in Forte Greene BK on Lafayette Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt. For more details, read about it in the New York Times here.

Source: New York Times

Cheap Shoe Guru

Caution!!!: The following may make your feet smelly, stinky, cause bruises, are possibly poorly made with cheap materials but they are hella crute (x-tra cute) and ALL under $22 bucks! I couldn't resist making a post on them.

The first blue pump from the left is actually a quality shoe at a crazy discounted price, the others, not so much.

From right: Macy's Marc Fisher Pump $18.90, from $89.00, Black pump silver heel $18.99 at Urbanog, Oxford Pump $18.99

Forever 21 shoes, from left to right: $22.80, $24.00, $19.00

Urbanog shoes, $9.99, $19.99, $21.99

Go to Forever21.com and Urbanog.com for details

April 2, 2008

Sample Sale: Abaete

Who: Abaete
Why: Up to 80% off
When: This Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 7:oopm
Where: 560 broadway suite 509 - (NYC)

You know her cause she brought you the fab at Payless (no shame) with hot shoes and accessories like ...for $10.99!

And who know's you might find a hot swimsuit number like...

for up to 80% off. Perfect for summer!

March 25, 2008

Round Toe Pump - Save vs. Splurge

Lately, my collection of round toe pumps have been consuming more and more of my closet space. While I still love my my pointy toe Stiletto's, something about the round toe heel catches my attention.

So here are two great round toe pumps, one on the cheap side the other more expensive. So which is which??

The blue pumps are Marc Fisher Nayara pumps at $39.50 - Click Macy's for details

The Black pumps are Micheal Kors Cape Patent Pumps for $199.00 (originally $395.00) - Click E-luxury for details

More Designers Featuring at Major Retail Chains

Botkier for Target

Monica Botkier is next up in the lux designer offering an affordable accessories line in launching a limited-edition capsule collection with Target. The Botkier for Target collection will be available at select Target stores nationwide and at Target.com July 21 through Sept. 14, 2008.

March 20, 2008

Hurry up and Buy!

Rachel Roy Sample Sale today starting at 12pm!!

If you caught a glimpse of the "View" the other day, you heard about the exclusive 1 day online sample sale for Rachel Roy offered by Gilt.com .

Gilt Groupe is a private online community that offers members fantastic discounts (up to 70%) on high demand luxury and fashion brands. Most samples sales are held for a 24hr period or until the items are sold out.

So membership is by invitation only, there's a link on the homepage on there site up now that let's you join (click the View link)

So why sign up??
Umm, duh to find FIRE items like this Hot Lorelei Lucia Ostrich clutch that's originally $225 but sold for $98!!

if that's not enough to persuade you ,the Diane Von Furstenberg sample sale starts 3/25/08.

UPDATE: And if you don't know who Rachel Roy is, do yourself some justice and Google her. Her clothes are hotness!

March 18, 2008

Feirce or over the top??

Spring evokes the creativity of bold colors and flirty designs but have some designers taken the "creative" shoe to the extreme?

Miu Miu Spring 08'

Chloe Spring 08'

Prada Spring 08'

Ok, we know we wouldn't pay the 100's of dollars these shoe demand (a la the name of blog) but I bet in no time you'll see the less expensive retail outlets create a similar version. I'd say out of the 3 I'd definitely go for the Chloe shoe.

So what's your call, would you rock a style like this or not??

March 14, 2008

Sample Sales!

Here's a quick list of upcoming sample sales in the New York area:

J Rosen - Vix Swimwear and Flip Flop Sample Sale

Date: 3/17-3/21

Times: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

Location: 250 W. 39th st. (btwn 7th and 8th ave)

Valentino and Missoni 1 Day Apparel and Handbag Sale

Date: 3/16/08

Time: Sun 9:30am - 6:30pm

Location: 99 Middle Neck Rd , Great Neck, NY

Items 50% off!

Graphic Print

Love the Graphic Prints you've been seeing all over the runways??

Miu Miu,Chole, Alberta Ferretti (source)

If so, Incorporate the looks similar to the below in you wardrobe...

from right:

Silk Printed dress, $129.00 Shop Bebe

Floral Silk Strapless dress, $129.00 Shop Bebe

From right:

Forever 21 Twelve Tunic Dress, $29.00 Shop Forever21

Top Shop Graphic Print Dress, $20.00 ($40 US) Shop TopShop

I mean there nice but how come the less expensive retail chains can't create the same hotness as the lux designers???? Oh well...

But, what's the perfect shoes would go with this look??

Love em! Each, $129.00 (a little pricey) Shop Bebe for details

March 9, 2008

Peep Toe Booties

With many avant-garde over the top looks, the way you pull it off will determine if it's certifiable hotness, or a situation of style retardation.
So where does the Peep Toe Bootie Fall??

Who could resist the the bootie of allllll booties... The Newton High Heel Lace Up Peekaboo Bootie by Gucci.

Interested eh? It will cost you a whopping $860.00
Shop Neiman Marcus for more info

Here are some low cost alternatives...

Nine West Heathers, $89.00 Shop Nine West

Nine West Hotpic, $79.00 Shop Nine West.

Merrit Heel, $139.95 Shop Steve Madden

Kelby Peep Toe Mary Janes, $22.80 Shop Forever 21

Vince Camuto 'Maran' Peep Toe Lace-Up Oxford,
Was: $129.95 Now: $82.90 Shop Nordstrom

March 5, 2008

Spring 08' Trend: Flower Power

I dunno about this trend, never really been the flowery girl type but floral prints have been appearing all throughout the runways for Spring and Fall 08'.

From the likes of Balenciaga with the fierce floral short suit set to the more feminine frocks from Dolce and Gabbana and Carolina Herrera, they've really presented floral printing in a way where I'm starting to reconsider.

I so I did a lil hunt for a few floral prints I would consider...

From right to left:

Plenty Frock! Claudia dress by Tracy Reese
Was: $285.00
Now: $141.90
Shop Nordstrom

Style&Co Floral Print Dress
Now: $69.00
Shop Macys

From left to right:

Forever 21 Jeweled Shift Dress

Now: $22.80

Shop Forever 21

Forever 21 Floral Chrochet Tunic

Now: $22.80

Shop Forever 21

So is the floral trend a yay or nay??

February 27, 2008

Item of the Day

I'm usually not an Old Navy shopper, but while heading to the train station the other day I stopped by Old Navy and saw these...

I love the wedge and burnt red material on these. And at $34.50, how can you pass it up??

Shop Old Navy to see the shoe in other colors!

February 20, 2008

Target Go International: Jovovich-Hawk

So the next Target Go International Designer will feature actress/ clothing designer Milla Jovovich's line, Jovovich-Hawk. I went to the brand's site to take a look at the line up.

Hummm, overall I was underwhelmed. First thought that came to mind once I saw the images was 70's dixie chick, not my flavor. But there were two sheer polka-dot items that caught eye.

Check out he excerpt on the new line below...

Target GO International will be carrying a lower-priced capsule line of Jovovich-Hawk starting March 2, 2008. Milla: "Our Target line will have all our classic pieces: smock dresses, tunics, minis, all vintage-inspired, great prints. We took the things that sold the best for us but we're doing it on a bigger scale. To be able to do it with a big company that can afford to do it for a good price so that real girls can afford it. That's the reason we were interested." (article from L.A. Times, includes a photo-gallery of Milla and others wearing Jovovich-Hawk)

To view the rest of the line up go here

February 18, 2008

Looking Forward to: Transparency Trend for Spring 2008

It's Sheerly Sexy

With all these hot looks for Spring 2008 I just can't wait for Winter to end. Jot down transparency and organza as another find on your to-do-list. Designers from the likes of Prada, Sport Max and Diane Von Furstenberg have all been incorporating the looks in the Spring 2008 line up.

Image source

I'm twittling my thumbs in anticipation for the Bebe Organza trench that will be hitting stores real soon

Hotness! I just hope it doesn't cost a grip.

I'll also be on the hunt for sheer items like these...

Stay tuned!