Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Heart Cara Accessories!

I had never heard of Cara Accessories before today, but I came across the belt shown below at Nordstrom and had to see what else was out there. Now I love it all! Cara Accessories consist of jewelry, belts, headbands, the works! Let me know if you like them too.

Clara Belt
Satin Belt, $31.90

Clara Bracelet 1
Color Tile Bangle Bracelet, $38

Clara Headband
Green Flower Headband, $25

Clara Pin
Jeweled Pin, $105

Friday, March 27, 2009

Website Find: 1 Happy Girl Boutique

I found another great online boutique with really cute clothes, accessories, and more. 1 Happy Girl Boutique has something I haven't seen before. It's "Ask Paige" section lets you type in a question about fashion or putting together and outfit, and someone (I guess Paige) will get back to you with an answer. Pretty neat, eh? Here are some of the items they offer.

Lua, $52

Christina, $33.60

1 Happy Girl Top
Mauve Ruffled Sheer Shirt, $30

1 Happy Girl Bag
Mustard Flowers, $54

1 Happy Girl Earrings
Gold Peace Yellow Flower, $12


Hey all! I have another poll posted to the right. Please vote! I'm really interested to see what wins out. And, as always, the winning choice will get a special post!

red wedding dress
This beautiful dress is from here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vote Winner: Snakeskin!!!

Well, the votes were tallied and the jury's back in. The winner was overwhelmingly snakeskin, by 75%! This really wasn't the animal print I expected to win out, but I guess that's why we have Democratic votes in the first place. I found some pretty awesome snakeskin items. Let me know what you think!

snakeskin 1
Another Line Covered Buckle Snake Texture Belt, $38

snakeskin 2
Pour La Victoire 'Bethanie' Sandal, $280

snakeskin 3
Perlina Oversized Snake Embossed Clutch, $90

snakeskin 4
Jimmy Choo 'Mojo' Oversized Round Snakeskin Embossed Sunglasses, $395

snakeskin 5
Echo Design - Snakeskin Headband

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Etsy Find: The Ardent Sparrow

Lately, I have been really interested in all of the Victorian inspired jewelry I have seen in stores, online, and especially in blogs. I love the layers of flowers and colors that go into these beautiful pieces. I was searching through Etsy for some of this jewelry and I came across The Ardent Sparrow. I immediately fell in love with their flower rings (and they all come at a very good price!). What do you think? Here are a few I really like...

The Ardent Sparrow
WINTERSONG... Heartache Can Wait, Ring - $12
A Sense of Joy Fills the Air, Ring - $12
Bluebells, Ring - $12
WINTERSONG... Clarity Ring, $12
COME SPRING COLLECTION... Now All Things Smile, Ring - $12
COME SPRING COLLECTION... Steel Magnolias, Ring - $12
COME SPRING COLLECTION... First Bloom, Ring - $12
COME SPRING COLLECTION... As I Shall Search For Words, Ring - $12
What's Old Is New Again, Ring - $12

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh Dear, Oh Deer.

What the heck? Have you ever seen a shoe styled in this way? I certainly haven't. Oh Deer's Sandy is moving beyond just out of the box. This is truly unique. I can't decide if I like it or if it worries me. What do you think? Do you think this styling is even feasible to walk in? I seem to be at a loss for words.


Monday, March 23, 2009

I've Got Floral Fever

The weather is warming up again and I'm enjoying all of the blossoms and daffodils. Since I can't have a flower garden where I currently live, I decided that making a garden in my closet was the next best thing. All of my favorite stores are getting in pretty floral patterns and pieces with flower appliques. Here are a few cute flowery things I found that, I think, make a very sophisticated garden!

floral 1
Foliage Silhouette Coat, $39.80
Twin Floral Headband, $8.80
Spiral Floral Bubble Dress, $19.80

floral 2
Rose Garden Cropped Cardigan, $24.80
Usina Keyana Shoe, $49
Faceted Flower Ring, $5.80

floral 3
Silk Floral-Print Halter Dress, $150
Pierre Dumas Rose, $49
Women's Patent-Trim Canvas Tote, $14.99

floral 4
Women's Smocked Crepe Top, $26.50
Women's Printed Canvas Ballet Flats, $19.50
Jewel Flower Earrings, $6.80

floral 5
Floral Quad Stone Ring, $4.80
Floral Knit Dress, $17.80
Collar Shoe, $60

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fashion Show: Cloé

Cloé's Fall line has been out of a while, but I hadn't had a chance to check it out until now. It's interesting, but I'm not sure if it's wearable off of the runway. I did really enjoy her Spring 2009 show though. To see her lines, go here. What do you think of these two shows? Do you think her Fall line is wearable in the real world?

Here are a few outfits from her Fall line:



Here are a few from this Spring's line:


Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Heart Christian Louboutin

I came across some of Christian Louboutin's shoes yesterday and I fell completely in love with them. They are so adorable and funky. Let me know if you like them (I won't get mad if you don't).

Louboutin 9
Alta Nodo Platform d'Orsay, $995

Satin Tulip Thong Sandal, $795
Petal Sandal, $995

Platform Cage Sandal, $995
Patent Ankle-Wrap Espadrille, $495

Dillian Pump, $2,875
Mirrored Platform Pump, $1,295

Suede Fringe Pump, $1,095
Three Strap Mary Jane, $925

Website Find: Muito Fina

I love exploring new boutiques, but when it comes down to it, I don't always know where to go. That's why online boutiques are so convenient. Check of Muito Fina, who has really cute and feminine pieces. I chose the ruffled items to showcase, but there are many more excellent finds to look through.

ZOA New York - Ruffle Cap Sleeve Top, $55.99

Yoana Baraschi Ruffled Carnaby Blouse, $285

Bianca Nero - Bias Silk Chiffon Ruffle Top, $180

Wendy Katlen - Dot Jaquared Coat, $135.99

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Print of the Week 3.18.09

With a hint of Spring in the air, I'm getting ready for some warmer days. In fact, what I really want to do is go to the Bahamas. Doesn't that would wonderful? This print I found at Neiman Marcus is exactly what I would wear (if I was actually going to go and if I could afford Neiman Marcus).

Tropical Print Blouse, $898
Lanvin Patent Ballet Flat, $530
Beaded Hoop Earrings, $19.99
Women's Skinny 77 Ankle Zip Jean, $29.95


To the right there is a poll, please vote! The winning print will get a special tribute. Here are some cute animal print shoes I found, but the vote is for clothes in general. Thanks!

animal print
Shoes from here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Jeffrey Sebelia

Do you remember Jeffrey Sebelia? He was the winner of "Project Runway" a few seasons back. Jeffrey was the one who was sort of punk-rockish and always made really creative garments. He was my favorite through the whole season and I was so excited when he won. Last night, he somehow popped into my mind and I wondered what he was doing now. I found a line of his called Costa Nostra, which includes men and women's apparel. Many of the pieces reminded me of what I saw during the show. To see the website, click here.

Costa Nostra 1
Plaid Apron Dress w/ Tee, $140

Costa Nostra 2
Pleated Dress w/ Waist Strap, $147.50

Knit Halter Dress, $287.50

Zipper Dress, $431.50

Costa Nostra 5
Layered Collar Dress, $776.25

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Etsy Find: uncharted

Oh, how I love creative people. This Etsy shop is so cute and clever. It's a simple idea but makes a big impact on an outfit. Uncharted covers simple pieces of jewelry in pretty handmade paper. Isn't it cute? Make sure to check out the site because there are a lot more.

uncharted 1
Apricot and Plum Floral Wood Bracelet, $30

uncharted 2
Katazome Zine Print Wood Earrings, $18

Red Lakta Print Wood Bracelet, $30

uncharted 4
Wood Circle Petal Print Earrings, $15

Brocade Print Wood Bracelet, $33

In Style's Look of the Day

Have you today's In Style look of the day? They are on the same page as I am with fun dresses this season. They featured Diane Kruger in a super cute ensemble. I always disregard top and skirt sets as being formal, but she shows that they totally can be. I just wanted to share this because I love it!

Diane Kruger
To see the article, click here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dress Season

With Spring coming on Friday, it seems that everyone has a formal event coming up. Whether it's prom, a cocktail party, a wedding, or a work function, it is always loads of fun to go shopping for that perfect dress. Here are a few I found while perusing the internet that I automatically fell in love with...

dress 1
ABS by Allen Schwartz, One Shoulder Chiffon Gown, $438

dress 2
BCBGMAXAZRIA, Strapless Ombre Gown, $598

dress 3
JS Boutique, Mesh Babydoll Gown, $180

dress 4
Mary L Couture, Beaded Strapless Gown, $328

dress 5
Amsale, Ruffled Silk Chiffon Halter Gown, $370