Wednesday, November 26, 2014

THAT High-Low Top

I'd been searching for an "extreme" high-low top for quite some time now, and I'm please to say that my search ended today. My preference is one that isn't chiffon or polyester. Initially, I found and ordered New York and Company's version. After more looking, I ran across Urban Outfitters' henley, and one offered by Forever 21. I've decided that I must have the latter as well.

I love the color! It looks purple (they also have it in black), but they're calling it blue. for me, it's all about the longer back!

High-Lo Draped Long Tunic Top, $22.47;

Truly Madly Deeply Extreme High/Low Henley, $79

Twisted Drape Top, $20.93;

60% Off at ShoeMint

ShoeMint is offering 60% off the original price (discount already taken) of some shoes, clothing items, and accessories. There are some good deals on boots, as well as sandals and pumps, perfect for the upcoming holidays. I've featured some of my favorites.

Cassandra, $44.99

Brandi $34.99

Felicity, $39.99

Pheobe, $29.99
Malinda, $39.99

Penny, $29.99

Lorie, $29.99

Trista, $34.99
Veronica, $39.99

Victoria, $44.99

Shea, $49.99
Nyla, $34.99

Jaslyn, $54.99

Elyse, $34.99

Cleo, $54.99
Clarissa, $34.99

Shyann, $29.99

Rhiannon, $49.99

Laura, $39.99

Marnie, $34.99
Laurel, $49.99

Jillian, $44.99

Melissa McCarthy Takes a Turn at Designing

I love Melissa McCarthy! Not only am I a huge fan of "Mike and Molly,"  but she possesses a particular kind of moxy which is endearing, as well as encouraging. Read on for more about the upcoming collection.

Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy has been candid about her struggle to find designers willing to fall all over themselves to dress her in Hollywood.

 But, rather than sit at home and stew, she’s gotten proactive and can now add “fashion designer” to her already-impressive résumé. Her still-unnamed casual sportswear collection will come out next fall with more upscale apparel, as well as beauty and accessories, expected in 2016 and 2017.

 Oh, but don’t just assume that she’s only interested in dominating the plus-size market. She’s an equal-opportunity kinda gal. She tells WWD:

I'm doing all sizes. It's a strange thing to stop at a certain size. Women don't, so why should clothes?

 Exactly. We can’t wait!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bionda Castana's Spring 2015 Campaign

There's nothing quite like a beautiful shoe to stir the senses. In this case, they share the spotlight with an array of equally beautiful, and chic pieces.

London-based shoe brand Bionda Castana has launched its spring-summer 2015 advertising campaign featuring Ellinore Erichsen. The dark-haired model poses in images captured by Dima Hohlov with styling by Natalie Brewster with ladylike styles. (Fashion Gone Rogue)

Label: Bionda Castana (S/S 2015) Photographer: Dima Hohlov Stylist: Natalie Brewster Stylist Assistant: Charlotte Blazeby Make Up: Ariel Yeh Hair: stephen Low

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

That Southwest Vibe

Spring promises much in the way of colorful accessories as designers channel the beauty of Santa Fe.

Clockwise from top right: Yestadt Millinery’s straw hat; Rebecca Minkoff’s leather bag; Paul Andrew’s suede pump; Eddie Borgo’s 14-karat gold-plated collar; Botkier New York’s leather wristlet, and Stuart Weitzman’s suede sandal.

Clockwise from top left: Sam Edelman’s moccasin; Forest of Chintz’s brass cuff; Dannijo’s cuff with Swarovski crystals and hand-cut Italian stones; Etro’s leather bag; Aperlai's watersnake and suede pump; Emilio Pucci's calf-leather shoulder bag.

Clockwise from top left: Delphine Delafon’s lambskin and goatskin bag; Christian Louboutin’s kid suede mule; Bluma Project’s silk bag; Charlotte Olympia’s suede leather bag; Aurélie Bidermann’s 18-karat gold vermeil necklace with turquoise stones.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Good Deals!

It's no secret that T.J. Maxx is one of my favorite shopping destinations for handbags, jewelry and shoes. The only unfortunate thing is, that sometimes my local stores are a little "light" in the shoe department. What I'm learning to do is to check online when I'm looking for a particular style. While browsing today, I ran across some great buys on boots and more. All items featured are under $60.

I'm a huge fan of Modern Vice boots, and was so excited when I found their "Ringo" bootie (picture one) for $34.99. They also offer a pair with cobalt on either side. This is sweet deal, considering the fact that their pretty much sold out online except ($78.99-one size left) and for $148.95. "Mystic" (picture two) is also another great buy. They're on clearance at for $87.48 and $154.99 at Though there is one recurring complaint that I found in a couple of reviews....the rhinestones adorning the heels come off easily. What I would do to hopefully prevent that, is to swab some super glue around the base of each stone. It sounds like it would work.

See more boots from Modern Vice, jewelry by Rachel Zoe and more.

Modern Vice "Ringo" Boot, $34.99

Modern Vice "Mystic" Boot

Modern Vice "Scully" Boot, $39.99

Matt Bernson Shearling "Huron"
Boot, $59.99
Modern Vice "Queen" High
Shaft Boot, $49.99

Modern Vice "Rider" High Shaft
Boot, $49.99

Chinese Laundry "Out Cast"
$34.99 (also in black)

Jessica Simpson Leather Cut
Out Sandal, $49.99
Modern Vice Suede Studded Bow
Gwen Flat, $19.99

Devin Rose Sterling Silver CZ
Mother Of Pearl Shell Horn
Pendant Necklace, $39.99

Rachel Zoe 14k Gold Plated
Brass Ring, $29.99

Rachel Zoe 14k Gold Plated Brass
Brass Ring, $39.99
Devin Rose Gold Plated Sterling
Silver Earrings, $14.99

Rachel Zoe 14k Gold Plated
Brass Cuff, $29.99

Rachel Zoe 14k Gold Plated
Brass Cuff, $39.99

YS Sterling Silver
Turquoise Ring, $29.99
Rachel Zoe 14k Gold Plated
Brass Bangle, $39.99

Juicy Couture Jelly Strap
Watch, $24.99

Juicy Couture Jelly Strap
Watch, $24.99

Madison Hill Mixed Stripe
Drape Cardigan, $29.99

Kensie Color Block Satchel
Kenneth Cole Reaction "Lexington"
Wing Satchel, $34.99

Kensie Studded Satchel

Kenneth Cole Reaction "Jordy"
Satchel, $29.99
French Connection "Dream Boat"
Mixed Media Tote, $39.99

Lucky Brand Leather Drawstring
Crossbody, $49.99