Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wanna Get Away?

And, for the first time, I truly realize why this season is called "resort" in the retail world.  I really wish I was headed for some lavish beach vacation instead of looking out the window in freezing NC and seeing 6 inches of snow.  So, I am going to pretend that I am about to be whisked away to a Caribbean resort to lounge in the sun and drink fruity beverages complete with mini umbrellas.  For this trip, I obviously need some resort wear.

Lily Pulitzer Hibiscus Skort - $128 (nothing says resort like a bright Lily skirt)

Trina Turk Vintage Print Triangle Top- $79 top $79 bottom (love the Trina Turk Patterns)

AE Party Dress- $59.50

Tory Burch "Reva" Leather Espadrille Flat-$165

Target Merona Solid Beach Tote- $12.99

J.Crew Scalloped Petal Top - $69.50 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gladiators Conquer the Runway!

Gladiator shoes are still all the rage! If you recently watched the Golden Globes, you may have noticed the gladiator heels that celebrity trendsetters were wearing as they strutted down the red carpet. The great thing about these types of shoes are they can dress up or down any outfit. Most styles are comfortable and provide ankle support. Don't forget to pack your gladiators if you're heading anywhere tropical this Winter and prepare to show them off this Spring. Here are a few pairs that caught my eye.

Nine West Hamish - $99

Matt Bernson Isis Ankle Strap Sandal - $174

Steve Madden Saahara - $49.95

Nine West Grayson  - $170

Steve Madden Phoenyxx - $79.95

Steve Madden Kasidy - $79.95

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Style - Stripes/Nautical Inspired Looks

I am all over Spring's new stripe trend.  Stripes are a classic addition to any closet.  Don't listen to whoever started the horrible rumor that horizontal stripes are not flattering.  I would agree that there are some horizontal stripes that will not show off your best figure but some stripes can actually make you look thinner.  Vertical stripes are the ones to stay away from as they cause a widening effect.

Rag & Bone Stripe T-Shirt Dress - $115

Anthropologie College Ruled Tee - $48

Aqua Striped Mini Skirt - $68

Gap Rugby Preppy Crewneck - $39.50

Rubbish Racerback Tank - $20

See by Chloe Ruffle Stripe Jersey Dress - $240

Hadley Emerson is also jumping on the stripe bandwagon.  Look for this item and many others in the store in March!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Denim Leggings

So after a little holiday hiatus, I am back.  I hope Santa treated you well this year.  I have to admit that I am all shopped out (I know, hard to believe).  But, with that being said, I am always on the lookout for the next great find to share. 

Denim leggings have been on my radar for a while now.  I already have a few pairs so I speak knowledgeably when I recommend adding some to your wardrobe.  They are comfy (think elastic waist) and so much easier to wear with boots than regular skinnies.  For a while, denim leggings were hard to find but now they are all over the stores.  Here are some of my picks. 

Juicy Couture Denim Leggings - $88

Jolt Stretch Denim Leggings - $39

Charlotte Russe Dark Super Stretch Skinny Jeans - $29.99 (I found these jeans during one of my many holiday shopping trips.  Charlotte Russe was advertising their denim leggings so I decided to try them out.  They are such a deal, I couldn't resist buying a pair.  They are very comfortable with the perfect amount of stretch.  Beware, they run very big. )

James Jeans Twiggy Legging Jeans - $114

Celebrity Pink Denim Leggings - $19.99