Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another Giveaway!! Powerhouse Performance Coaching

Hey Lookbook readers!
I have another giveaway for you- please see details below! 
The first person to email me at thelookbook@gmail.com wins these fitness cards.  
Summer is on its way yalls- time to get in shape! :)
 


Hit the Deck Fitness Cards:
PowerHouse Hit The Deck™ is an innovative fitness device for at home or on-the-go that tones the body while burning off stress hormones.  The easy-to-use, cost-conscious product consists of a programmable interval timer and 30 cards divided into three categories: No Sweating, I’m Glistening and Sweating Buckets.  Each category contains exercises that challenge all major muscle groups for a comprehensive total body strength-training and cardiovascular workout, using no equipment.  The length of each workout is determined by how many cards are selected and timed using an interval timer.  Jenny recommends beginning with 30-second intervals unless the user is new to intense physical activity.  PowerHouse Hit The Deck™ makes it easy to get a great workout each and every time.  It is conveniently designed to be used for 30 minutes straight or in small 10 minute sessions which can be completed throughout the day. 
Retail Cost: $19.99

Some Lunchtime Blogbrowsing

Hey Lookbook readers!
I apologize but I did not get the chance to post anything today- in the meantime, check out the links below to a few of my favorite fashion blogs:

Fashion Under $100
Vanessa Minillo's Style for $97.89

Chic Intuition
The Cuff of all Cuffs

Women.Fashion Beans
Skirt Styles for Every Body Type

Frugal Fashionista
Jessica Alba in Madewell

Urbane Bloc
Cast Responsibly, Retouch Minimally

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book this Look- Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer can do simple elegance like no other. Granted her plain white tees, rolled up cargo pants and black blazers can get a bit boring but good for her for sticking to her basic guns, esp for reasons such as this wonderful beige number she is rocking.
1) Shop Bop $233
2) Shop Bop $238
3) Asos $60

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Few Spring Trends

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I am seriously looking forward to spring and all of the lovely trends that it brings.  Fall is all about the darker colors- the dark grey, navy blue and black.  Enough I say!  I urge spring to show its pretty head so I can start rocking the pale pumps with some light denim (am a bit over the dark denim these days).  I feel the need to belt everything with a white or nude belt and oh my- the denim jacket (in a light shade of course) will clearly replace last year's lather bomber- woot!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Reader Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone that participated in yesterday's giveaway!


Here is another one for you-
The fabulous people at Louis Anthony Jewelers  are giving away a pair of lovely pearl earrings (they are 7mm, freshwater, valued at roughly $100).



1) All you have to do is check out their site: http://louisanthony.com/ 
2) Go on a lil' treasure hunt: find which designer features a pink watch
3) Send me your answer at thelookbook@gmail.com
4) First correct answer wins the earrings- good luck!

Oh and sorry- this contest is available to US residents only.

Now if ever you are in the area and feel the need to shop for jewelry in Pittsburgh , may I suggest you stop by Louis Anthony Jewelers.  I have looked through their site and they have some lovely pieces!  

On a sidenote...pearl earrings, in my opinion, are timeless.  They go with anything and exude a calm sophistication.  This is where I make an obvious comparison to Audrey Hepburn.  In any case, they look fabulous and if my ears were pierced, I would be rocking a pair.

Book this Look- Rihanna

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1) Jacket- Express $30
2) Dress- Asos $78
3) Peep Toe Bootie- Endless $90

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reader Giveaway!

Ibex Reader Giveaway!

Hey Lookbook readers- 
I have a lil giveaway that I wanted to share with yalls 
(esp those in cold weather like myself) :P

Th first one to email me at thelookbook@gmail.com will win this snazzy Ibex hat.

Giveaway is available to anyone in the US or Canada- woot!

Check out the Ibex blurb and image below:

About Ibex’s Skimmer Hat
This simple, lightweight beauty, with a form fit and subtle middle stripe is perfect for regulating temperature and offers moisture managing features. Machine washable. Made in the US. The Ibex collection is made 100 percent from the best merino wool and organic cotton sustainably sourced from New Zealand. All Ibex clothing and accessories are available for purchase online, in catalog and through outdoor specialty stores. www.ibexwear.com

Retail Value $30

Book This Look- Anna Kendrick

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1) Dress- Tilly's $40
2) Belt- Arden B $20
3) Shoes- Aldo $50

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bedo's Spring Looks

Bedo is one of my favorite spots to do some shopping.  They have finally updated their website with their spring looks. Check out a few must have according to Bedo below. Enjoy!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Style Crush: Amber Rose

I am not even going to lie- I have a huge style crush on Amber Rose.  There are not many women that really make me go whoa and she is one of the very few.  I love that she rocks and uber short hair cut (I am so envious I could scream!).  She has an amazing body (not skinny but incredibly fit).  She makes interesting, provocative and insane fashion choices and really seems to not care one iota about what people think, trends or anything mainstream.  Her versatility is impressive- she can wear the hell out of workout gear in one shot and look absolutely stunning in an orange frock and sky high heels in the next.  She has a few fashion misses under her belt but my admiration for her is unshakable and I just wanted to highlight the coolness that is Amber here below- enjoy!


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Pics courtesy of Just Jared!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Style Inspiration: Bold one shoulder dresses!

These days, one shoulder dresses are no longer plain and simple.  They are a direct reaction to the 80's coming back full force, in every way, shape and form.  The latter being emphasized in this case.  The bigger the one shoulder, the better!

Oh and ps- Stella McCartney for 50% off is not so bad at all- granted I can't afford it but it is still worth mentioning. ;)

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1) Arden B $89
2) Stella McCartnet at Farfetch was $1020 NOW $510
3) Couture Candy $120
4) Asos $145

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Inspired by: Hilary Duff and her Chain Necklace

Now I am not loving not am I hating it.  It is pretty plain and simple but there is something about her necklace that I am totally feeling.  Granted I do not think I would have paired such a casual look with that accessory- it seems a bit out of place.  I would see that necklace with a more of a shiny leggings, long white t shirt combo :-P


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1) Lori's Shoes $70
2) Dannijo at Net a Porter $640
3) Max & Chloe $298
4) Kohl's $20

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Style Inspiration: Boyfriend blazers and florals!

Not being part of the print crowd makes it very hard for me to handle season where all we see are pretty prints.  I am not 100% keen on wearing a full out floral dress (I feel like I'll stand out too much or something). However, pairing the floral print under what I believe is still one of the hottest and most versatile pieces around (the bf blazer) make it that much less print-ey and floral-ey.  It's the perfect way to rock the print trend without scraing yourself (if you are a print avoider like me) ;) Enjoy!

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1) Boyfriend blazer- Asos $95
2) Boyfriend blazer- Nordstrom $32
3) Floral Dress- Delia's $45
4) Floral Top- The Gap $50

Monday, March 01, 2010