Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Grammy Fashion- Hits and Misses

The 52nd annual Grammy's were held tonight. There were a few fashion hits and some misses.  Not sure if you all had the chance to watch the Grammy's  but it was worthwhile, albeit a bit long.  However, seeing Elton and Gaga on the piano, Jamie and T-Pain blaming it on the a-a-a-alcohol, and the gut wrenching performance from Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli made me forget that I had a case of the Sunday nights.  Oh and did I mention the fashion?  Check out a few noteworthy looks below.  Wishin yalls a happy start to the week.  I cannot believe it is February already:P

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Pics courtesy of Just Jared

Some Spring Trends Inspired by J.Crew

Yes I am fully aware that I am jumping the gun in terms of Spring talk but I am just too excited to sit still!  This year brings us an abundance of trends and covering them all will be my pleasure!  Seeing as I have had a passionate unrequited love affair with J Crew for the better part of my 20's, what better way to start this spring trend conversation than with some of their lovely pieces.  Their stuff is not in my itty bitty tiny budget but hey, a girl can always dream.  Enjoy!
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1) Necklace $135
2) Tank top $138

Book This Look- Brandy

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1) Lace leggings- Soma $20.30
2) Dress- Asos $48
3) Boots- Asos $255

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Take 70% Off Everything For 96 Hours at Chicdowntown

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Denim shorts can be cool in winter- oooh

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pic courtesy of Elle Street Chic

Some Acid Wash Leggings Inspiration

Ok here me out- never a fan am I of items that are on the cusp of being uber trendy because normally the piece is not regular woman body friendly.  Normally it emerges as a style adorned mostly by the tall n skinny models. This in fact does apply to the acid wash leggings- much less flattering than its black counterpart (the light color definitely emphasizes the thighs- yikes!) it will remain at bay with the general population for at least another few months.  However, seeing as it's 1985 again, these will become a staple in many a wardrobe come spring/ summer. This model featured here makes this trend much more bearable in a kind of bark bigger than bite kind of way. It is not so bad you know, and she rocks those leggings to utter perfection- the long slim fitting jacket, booties and clutch- seriously right frikin on!
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1) American Apparel $32
2) C&California at Bloomingdale's $128
3) Joe's at Dillard's $98

Book This Look- Liv Tyler

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1) Dress- American Eagle $30
2) Blazer- Forever 21 $30
3) Maryjanes- Endless $45
4) Handbag- Lori's Shoes $86

Noteworthy site: Lifetime's All the Looks

Hey- so I am back after a short hiatus and I have missed Lookbooking oh so terribly!
Ok so first and foremost, I wanted to highlight Lifetime's All the Looks website .  It is jam packed with celebrity images, designer features and prizes to be won.  You can create your own Lookbook and comment on the looks you love and the ones you love to hate.
And um...ahem ahem... may I add that I was also picked last month as one of their "Bloggers We Love" Woot!  Check out my thought provoking Q&A here .  :-D
The site is definitely worth a visit- if you are feeling celebrity fashion,  makeup looks, designer portfolios and trend reporting.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Fashion for Haiti

CFDA Designs 'Fashion For Haiti' T-Shirt 

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is set to launch a "Fashion for Haiti" t-shirt with all proceeds benefiting the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, WWD reports. The t-shirt will his stores and on February 12 and will cost $25. It will be produced by Theory and made in women's and men's styles.
CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg told WWD, "The tragedy in Haiti has affected everyone and most of us individually have given money for relief. However, I think it is now important to send a message and create a channel for funding from fashion as an industry."

To lend some help to the Haitians dealing with the aftermath of last week's earthquake, the Burbank, CA-based vintage-inspired clothing and accessories boutique and online store Unique Vintage ( is donating 20% of sales from their umbrella collection to the American Red Cross from now through the end of January. It's a wonderful way to make a small difference in the lives of people thousands of miles away...and stay dry at the same time.

Check out the Recessionista Blog  for additional fashion related initiatives and how you can help.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Haiti


Like millions of people around the world I've been shocked by the terrible events in Haiti. It hits even closer to home for me because Haiti is my home.  I was born there and seeing how the earthquake has ravaged my country is heartbreaking.

Only now is the true scale of the disaster emerging. Reports now suggest as many as 50,000 people may have died, with hundreds of thousands made homeless. 

The work ahead to recover from this tragedy is immense. So here's our goal: $890 million for Haiti. That's how much Haiti owes to the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, and a handful of others. 

Sign the petition below to ask Haiti's creditors to act quickly and cancel Haiti's debts:

As Haiti begins to rebuild we can help by lifting this debt.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Inspired by: Nicole Richie

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1) Antik Batik at Farfetch $404
2) 3.1 Phillip Lim $895

Inspired by: Jennifer Lopez

I found Jennifer's look here quite inspiring.  Provided you are blessed with warm weather, belting a maxi as per Jenny from the block here seems like a pretty great idea.  The look is luxe with a dash of effervescence (if that even makes any sense:P).

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1) Victoria's Secret $108
2) Edressme $158
3) Donna Ricco at Nordstrom $160
4) Donna Ricco at Nordstrom $17 0