Monday, February 28, 2011

Trend Alert: Crochet and Lace

Spring's prettiest trend is showing up all over the place! Check out Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson looking elegant in lace on this year's Oscar Red Carpet. But the Red Carpet is not the only place that this trend will be peeking up on.  American Eagle Outfitters and Urban Outfitters both have some great crochet and lace pieces in their spring collection.  Check out some of our favorites below!


Tired of constantly tossing those empty water bottles into the recycling bin??

If you no longer wish to purchase package after package of Poland Springs, check out the Klean Kanteen website.  Klean Kanteen states that there mission is to give people an alternative to plastic or lined aluminum bottles and to create a sustainably produced, reusable bottle that was free of BPA and other toxins.  Klean Kanteen water bottles are made in a variety of different sizes and colors.  They range in price from $14.95 to $29.95.  Check them out below:

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Spring Trend Alert: Teen Spirit

Step back in time to the early 90's with this spring trend.  Frayed tops, scribbled-on denim, and rebellious add-ons, just to name a few of the items you'll be seeing in the next few months.  Take a look at a few of our favorite "Teen Spirit" pieces we've picked out below!


Looking For A New Spring Fragrance???

Are you in the mood to try a new scent for spring? Shopping for a new fragrance can prove to be a challenging task.  Whether it's fruity or floral, or musky you're into, there is a scent for everyone! After doing some research into the hottest new scents for Spring 2011, here are some of the most popular and affordable options we discovered:

1. Sarah Jessica Parker's SJP : NYC - $49 Packaged in a wildly printed bottle, this fruity floral is a beautiful, yet bold blend of Italian mandarin, white osmanthus, gardenia, honeysuckle, and creamy musk.

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2. Beyonce's Heat - $49 The fragrance is a woody, floral concoction of magnolia, neroli, red vanilla orchid,crème de musk, tonka bead and amber

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3. Demeter's Pink Grapefruit: $20 Isolating the citrus scent without the sharpness of the fruit, this cologne spray has a simple, yet full-bodied aroma that can be worn all day.

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4. Marc Jacob's Daisy- $57  A sparkling floral comprised of violet, wild strawberry, ruby red grapefruit, gardenia, musk, white woods, and vanilla.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best Pillow 2011...

While this item may not seem style-worthy, staying healthy keeps you fresh faced and looking your best.  Good Housekeeping magazine just released it's best pillow March 2011 edition and the winner is...Aller-Ease Washable Allergy Protection pillow. "These pillows offer superior allergen filtration plus the comfort of breathable cotton and hypoallergenic fill. The Aller-Ease pillow provides complete protection all night long by filtering dust mite allergens and pollen that can trigger allergy and asthma symtoms. Plus, the luxurious cotton fabric cover provides a soft, quiet and cool night's sleep." These pillows are already sold out on the Aller-Ease website, but are available at Walmart for a steal at $16 for a set of two (compared to $11+ for one pillow at other retailers).  They are also available in three sizes: standard, queen, and king!

Need A New Mascara For Those Lashes?!?!

If you are looking for a high quality mascara which guarantees to make your lashes ultra thick, long, and curled then look no further Dior's Diorshow mascara.  Celebrity makeup artists tend to choose this mascara for it's ultra glam look! This mascara is priced at $24.50 at When ordering online, the website allows you to choose 3 free sample products along with every purchase you make.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Check out these cute, colorful rings!!!

If you are ever looking for some fun  jewelry to dress up a casual or plain outfit without spending a lot of money, then these costume rings from Old Navy are the perfect thing for you! Here are two of our favorites below (priced at $9.50 each):

Deal of the Day!!!

 Check out this cross body double buckle bag! This otherwise simple bag features two stylish brass buckles on its outside pockets.  It's made of faux leather and has a versatile strap that goes long for crossbody wear, to medium for wearing over one shoulder. It's a deal for only $12.50 at Old Navy!

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Accessory Trend Alert #2...Feather Earrings

Feather earrings are one of Hollywood's hottest trends, showing up on the ears of such stars (and style icons) as Gwyneth Paltrow, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jessica Biel.  These earrings add some avian style to any outfit and can change up the look of an outfit with the variety of bright colors and asymmetrical lengths they come in.  One of our favorite pairs are the Tribal Feather Earrings for a mere $20 or the Navajo Feather Earrings, for $24, both available at Urban Outfitters.  What a steal!

Accessory Trend Alert...Cat Eye Sunglassess

Cat Eye Sunglasses, unlike some past season eyewear trends, are actually quite wearable for a wide range of face shapes.  These sunglasses are turning up everywhere in Hollywood (check out Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, and Anna Hathaway wearing them) and come in a variety of prices and styles.  Tom Ford sells an expensive pair, priced at $228, available on request, while Asos has a great pair for less than $22.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Speaking of babies...

Check out for some great baby care products, made especially for the little ones we love! Mrs. Meyers products are "a collection of household products with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice, but really pack a punch against daily dirt and grime. [Their] garden fresh scents include Lavendar, Lemon Verbena,, Basil, and Geranium. All earth friendly, cruelty-free and not tested on animals." Check out their baby products, which are made of "organic essential oils and provide a refreshing, gentle fragrance. They are dermatologist-tested to be pure and gentle. Some of our favorites include bubble bath, baby lotion, and hair and body shampoo.

Looking for a cute gift idea for a little one? Check this out!!!

Are you heading to a baby shower soon or need a gift for a niece or nephew? Then check out this website which features a line of irresistibly soft and cuddly dolls, rattles, blankets, mobiles etc.  hand knitted by Peruvian artisans.  Here are some of our favorite items from the site:
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Trend Alert...Timex Watch with Interchangeable Straps!!!

Check out this fun new watch from Timex sold exclusively for J.Crew. The greatest part about this watch? It's straps are interchangeable so you can color coordinate your strap to any outfit! There are five different straps to choose from. Timex Watch ($98), straps ($12).

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Cute Look--- Printed Tunics

Check out this cute tunic, reasonably priced at $19.95 from American Eagle Outfitters.  This top would look adorable with skinny jeans and a nice pair of flats!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Frye Billy Shorts!

Check out these super cute Frye Billy Short Boots! These boots are a bit pricey at $186.00 but they are a superior quality and are a company that has been around for ages!  They would look great with a cute skirt or some skinny jeans! Check out the other styles of Frye boots at!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Deal of the Day

Check out the Frill Detail Blouse (below), available at The Limited for only $9.99, down from $44.90.  This top would look great either dressed up with a pair of trousers or a great pencil skirt or dressed down with a great pair of skinny jeans.  Check out Heidi Klum donning a similar shirt here!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Initial Charm Necklaces

The initial charm necklace is a trend that has been around in the celebrity world for quite some time now and seems to be popping up in stores everywhere.  While the celebrities pay big bucks for 18 karat gold initial necklaces, you can easily pick a sparkling brass initial charm necklace at your nearest Urban Outfitters for a mere $29! Click on the link below to see Katie Holmes donning a Jennifer Meyer initial charm necklace.

Deal of the Day!!!

We found these super cute leopard tights at for a real steal: only $3.99 at zara compared to $16.90 for a similar pair at Express! Zara (left), Express (right):

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Looks We Love --- Flyaway Cardigans!!

Flyaway cardigans are VERY in this season! This flyaway knit provides a flowing, modern twist to the traditional cardigan.  The flyaway look fans out with added length on each side, but a shorter length in the front and back. They add flair to the simplest shirts.  Wear with jeans for a dressed down look. Check out these flyaways below:                                                                                                                                                  
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Essie Nail Polish --- A Must Have!

Essie nail polish has been one of our favorite nail polish brands for quite some time now.  The quality and color selection make it hard for other brands to come close.  Many salons prefer Essie nail polish because of it's longevity and chip resistance. Check out the fun new colors in their spring collection, priced at $8 a bottle.

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Trend Alert: Quilted Chain Strap Purses!

Quilted chain strap purses are both pretty and practical, and are seen on some of the most stylish stars such as Rachel Bilson and Reese Witherspoon (see below).  Check out one we've found below for a great deal!

ASOS Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag, $26.90

or check out Reese wearing a similar looking bag, price $1,995, here!

Monogramming Update!

One of our followers turned us on to this unique monogramming website which allows you to design plates, bags and totes, paper, stickers etc.! Thank you for the tip Courtney! To check out this neat website follow the link below:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trend Alert...Saddle Up!

Inspired by Western style, saddle bags are making a big comeback and showing up all over the place.  They look great with just about any outfit and come in a variety of colors, styles, and prices.  Great for spring and summer! Some of our favorites by Lucky Brand are shown below!

Monogramming --- an ever present trend!

Whether it's monogrammed sheets, tote bags, towels or blankets this is an ever popular trend that just seems to be getting hotter! Many retailers offer monogrammed services on clothing, luggage etc. etc.  Some of our favorite monogramming retailers include L.L. Bean, Land's End, and Pottery Barn.  Check out some of these popular favorites below (L.L. Bean totes & Pottery Barn Sheets):

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Like unique and stylish T-shirts? -- Check this out!

Do you like unique, stylish t-shirts, but don't know where to find them?  Check out for an endless amount of great t-shirts, designed by local artists, and support the art community while doing it.  These t-shirts aren't only cute, but also priced right, ranging from $10 - $20. Who says you can't be comfortable and stylish at the same time? Check out some unique and fun prints below!

Looks We Love...

Check out one of our follower's favorite looks, available at Ann Taylor LOFT.  This look is definitely an example of what you'll be seeing this Spring/Summer.

Thanks for the contribution Colleen, we love it!

Calvin Klein Sale Alert!

Check out for their 30% off President's Day Sale, going on now! We've picked out some great items already!  Some of our favorites are the linen + cotton blazer, the bomber slub jacket, and the drape front cardigan. Take advantage while you still can!

Fringe Necklaces --- the new statement necklace!

Looking for a fun and funky way to add flair to a boring tee and cardigan? Fringe necklaces appear to be a popular trend with celebrities as a way to add a wow factor to an otherwise simple outfit.  Currently American Eagle is offering great deals on this trend from $9.95 to $ could you go wrong?!?! Here are a couple of different styles:
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring 2011 Trend Alert!

One of Spring's biggest trends for this coming season is stripes.  Stripes are always a popular choice for spring and summer, but this year they are hotter than ever. Check out a few great striped pieces we've picked out below, in a range of prices and styles:

Long Champ Le Pilage Tote Bag

These fashionable tote bags from Paris are one of our favorite things! This Polyamide fabric bag is waterproof and can with stand some serious wear and tear! These totes range in size from small, medium to large.  Our personal favorite is the medium size.  These bags are relatively pricey (small - $98, med. - $125, large- $145) however they will last a long time and we see this trend sticking around!  They come is a variety of colors from classic black and brown to the bright lagoon pictured below:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shop It To Me!

Have you ever wanted your own free personal online shopper?  Check out -- Tell them your favorite designers and sizes, and they'll do the rest! They work as your own personal shopper scouring the Web to find the items you love and sending you personalized e-mail alerts that feature the latest markdowns, secret promotion codes, and VIP sale events.

Splurge of the month...

Everyone needs a pair of comfortable, flat boots...

...a nice pair of tall, flat boots can go with just about any outfit and will make you look 100% more stylish. Dress up a pair of jeans with a pair of great boots or dress down a pretty floral print.  Check out these Steve Madden "Linderr" Tall Flat Boots, which offer a ruched detail at the toe and a zipper at each side for a unique style. They are a little pricey at $119.00 but are down from $149.00 and are so worth the price!

Simple Stress Reliever!

Having difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you have a lot on your mind before bed? Bath and Body Works has a simple solution!  Spray their stress relief pillow mist over your pillows or sheets each night before bed.  Bath and Body Works claim a light mist is all that is needed for an authentic aromatherapy experience! Reasonably priced at $10 dollars a bottle, the mist comes in a variety of scents includingTranquil Mint, Eucalyptus Spearmint, and Lavender Chamomile!

Looking For A Place To Go For Some Room Inspiration???

If you would like to update or rearrange a current room in your house the IKEA website is a great place to check out different decorating ideas.  The site is easy to navigate and includes different examples of various living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.  Each of these example rooms contain IKEA products.  Check out the website below for some unique ideas!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Get Ready for Spring...with a new bag!

Head to Coach Factory this weekend for an extra 30% off.  Nothing adds style to your outfit like a cute new handbag!

Banana Republic Jersey Scarves a Spring Must Have!

Bright, colorful scarves are a must have spring accessory! There are a variety of retailers who have hopped on board with this fashion trend.  The ruffle trim  jersey scarf from Banana Republic in Pink is a fun way to add a touch of color to your outfit!  Check it out below as well as a special link for 60% off your purchase until February 21!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's that time of year again...

Spring is almost here...and while this may be exciting to some, it also means the arrival of wet weather and the need for a pair of cute rain boots to keep those feet dry!  Capelli New York Rain Boots are available in a variety of colors and styles and are reasonably priced at, running about $29.99.  TJ Maxx and Marshalls are also great places to look for these cute and stylish rubber boots.