Friday, February 7, 2014

Sublime Look for Less: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Satchel

I have found an AMAZING alternative to the $895 Pashli satchel by Philip Lim!!!  For a replica, I think it's a pretty damn good one!

3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Satchel Look for Less
The look for less is available at and retails for $46.99.  It also comes in navy and olive.  Pretty sweet!

Get the Look for Less Here for $46.99!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stassi Schroeder Pearl, Emerald and Sapphire Statement Necklace

No one on reality television (and I mean NO ONE!) can rock a statement necklace like the diabolical yet amazingly fierce Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules. 

Stassi recently gave an interview to where she dropped a few juicy bombshells, but I could hardly pay attention because I was so fixated on her gorgeous gold tone pearl, sapphire and emerald statement necklace.

Everyone's favorite villain
Stassi's necklace is from the Zara Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.  Though it is now sold out in stores, you can find quite a few left on Ebay for the taking. 

Click here to buy Stassi's Zara statement necklace at Ebay for $29.99 Buy It Now. 

There are also some active auctions for the necklace HERE, HERE and HERE

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tibi Eiffel Tower Skirt - Tres Magnifique!

Tibi's Eiffel Tower print skirt is one of my must haves for the upcoming spring season. 
Even though this skirt is no doubt severely overpriced at $245, I felt there was no other option but to pull the trigger....and hope for the best.  Like many of Tibi's unusual designs, I have a feeling this one will sell out fast!

I will post a review once the skirt arrives.  In the meantime, I'm still thinking about the best way to wear this item.  I'm thinking simple is probably best: a white off shoulder tee or tank top, strappy flat neon sandals, chic silver bangles and a sleek Stella McCartney hobo bag

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pippa Middleton's Red Colorblock Coat

Pippa Middleton was spotted out and about in London's West End wearing a super cute red colorblock coat.

It's by Kate Spade and it's currently available in stores.  You can get it HERE, HERE or HERE.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sublime Look for Less: T by Alexander Wang Pleated Skirt in Neoprene

I am going crazy over this neoprene inverted pleat skirt by T by Alexander Wang.  Unfortunately, it's selling for $230.  $230 for a skirt?  Love it, want it, but you have got to be kidding me.
$230; T by Alexander Wang
The good news is that you can have one of your own for considerably less.  Lots of clothing makers are offering scuba skirts for the fall.  Fortunately, I found a lower priced version of the Alexander Wang skirt for $38 at Nasty Gal.  It has pleats and a sexy back zipper and it comes in black, violet and pink and you can get it HERE.

Charlotte Russe also makes one for $22.99.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review: J. Crew Excursion Quilted Vest in Herringbone

J. Crew's Herringbone Excursion Quilted Vest was at the very very top of my wishlist.  It's definitely not an understatement to say that I was feverishly lusting over this vest.  To me, it seemed like the perfect fall piece.  It would have matched so many things in my closet.  I was planning on wearing it with jeans on the weekends and with sweaterdresses or a bright top and kicky black skirt for work (fortunately, my workplace is business casual - emphasis on the casual)

The reality?  So not lustworthy.  In real life, the herringbone is a black and tan, not black and white as it appears on the J. Crew site.  It's printed nylon, not a three dimensional herringbone and it's not sophisticated.  It's basically a printed puffer vest.  Nothing spectacular and certainly nothing out of the ordinary.  You could find a doppelganger for this vest hanging listlessly on the rack at TJ Maxx or Old Navy.

Quality: It was ok.  Probably not worth the $128 price tag.  As you can see in the picture above, the edges were beginning to fray a bit.  I returned the vest, so I cannot comment on whether these little frayed bits would grow, or not.

Fit: Fits exactly the same as the J. Crew quilted vest that I bought last winter.  Same fabric, same quilting pattern, same exact fit.  I compared it to my vest from 2011 and it's an exact carbon copy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: 2012 J. Crew Collection Cashmere V Neck Sweater - Neon Fuchsia

I wanted to take a moment to review this year's J. Crew cashmere.  I recently ordered a v neck in the Neon Fuchsia with a 25% off coupon (yay to 25% off promos at J. Crew). 

The good:  Neon Fuchsia is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  I was inspired to order this sweater after seeing it on display in the J. Crew window with the No. 2 Double Serge pencil skirt in Crimson Maple.  Take my word for it, Neon Fuchsia and Crimson Maple is a fantastic color combination. 

The not-so-good: Immediately after removing my sweater from the bag, I noticed that the sweater had a little bit of a fuzzy halo.  I returned my sweater for a refund, so I can't speak to how the sweater held up, but I can only predict that these fuzzies will develop into fully formed pills after one or two wears.  Not worth it, even on a promo.  I snapped a close up shot to try and capture the fuzzies:

The bad: This sweater is supposedly from the J. Crew collection, but the cashmere felt extremely rough.  If I didn't know better, I would have thought that they had thrown some wool into the yarn.  It definitely did not feel like 100% cashmere.  I compared the feel of this sweater to cashmere tees purchased from J. Crew in the winter of 2011, and there was a palpable difference.  Last year's cashmere tees felt softer and significantly more velvet-y to the touch. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Perfect Fall Fashion: Olivia Palermo

Olivia is a master of putting together the perfect outfit.  This lovely fall getup is no exception - it's casual yet quite glam.

You know what else is pleasing?  Olivia's sweater is affordable and available to us mortals.  

SWEATER:  BB Dakota - (click here) (or here)
JEANS: Current Elliott (click here)
BAG: Mulberry (click here)
CAMI: Love that scalloped edge cami peeking out underneath.  Topshop? (click here)
SHOES: Similar (click here)
COLLAR PINS: Etsy (click here)