Saturday, January 30, 2010

Creepiest Gift Ever?

While checking email (and being bombarded by Valentine's Day gift ideas) I came across these absolutely ridiculous boxers.

I'm so curious...

20 Best Vintage Clothing Sites

If you are into shopping vintage then take a look at this listing of the 20 best vintage clothing shops here:

Vintage is a great way to go if you are looking for something specific or want to channel a certain era. Or, maybe just to match what was popular then with what has come back now. Hello new 80's! What I really appreciate about vintage shops (or even the plain old salvation army) is that you can find some awesome items and keep them out of landfills because some fabrics will live longer than you will. Has anyone seen Wall-E?!? But, I digress...

Those are just some of the pro's but, let's not forget the con's before we go vintage crazy! (and by we I mean me) Sometimes the can be overly pricey depending on the site so, try not to rationalize it... yes, I know you are saving the planet and the dress is fabulous but, you need to buy groceries. Also, try not to buy unless you are sure of your size because the return policy is generally no returns. This is one of my biggest problems with shopping online in general. Hi, my name is "10 in one store, 14 in another"! Again, I digress...

The bottom line is that if you can make it work, this is a great option and now you have a plethora of new stores to chose from!

Capsule Collection: Sonia Rykiel pour H&M

H&M is doing well despite recent bad press. Hennes & Mauritz AB (full professional business name) posted a 20.9 percent increase in net profit in the fourth quarter, with a 15 percent increase in sales in December 2009 versus the previous year, and a 13 percent increase in sales in January 2010.

Retail analysts expect that the jump will allow the company to reinvest in expanding its high-fashion offerings, like its recent collaborations with Jimmy Choo and Sonia Rykiel. On that note, if you loved the Sonia Rykiel lingere collection that H&M carried over the holidays then I'm sure you're counting down the days to the launch of her knitwear collection. Febuary 20 for those of you who are not...

I will admit although the lingere was super cute I was not moved to run and purchase it. This collection, however, is totally different! You can check it out at H&M but, definately watch the video! You'll get a great look at the thinking and collaboration that went into the collection. I learned I have been pronouncing her name wrong (embarrassed face). Also, you'll get a peek at the little yellow dress I am lusting over... hopefully it's not too expensive.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Project Runway: The Video Game?!

I'm just as shocked as you are but, it's true. On March 2 you'll be able to turn your living room into a catwalk, when Atari releases this new fierce video game exclusively for Wii. If you spent all last season watching the contestants thinking "I could do so much better than that," here's your chance. The game puts players in their roles, taking on theme challenges and designing the garments, getting their models dolled up with hair, makeup, and accessories, and eventually taking on the role of catwalk queen as they strut down the runway in their own creations (with the help of the Wii balance board, ick!). Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and Heidi Klum are all part of the game as are the top eight contestants from last season (which I did not see boo Bravo). The game also has "an interactive garment studio" and "a feature where the player can take part in high-profile fashion shoots and take on the role of a fashion photographer." If you can't wait you can check out the trailer or pre-order yours now!

Sale Alert

I've been trying to resist the call of this Ann Taylor Loft sale but, I think I'm going to have to check it out after work...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Not Your Average Rain Boots

I remember when I thought rain boots were the coolest...

I think I was still in the single digits of age and I was totally into jumping around in puddles and making a splash. There was a hiatus until later on (as an adult) I will admit I purchased a pair of really snazzy Coach ones but, have not worn them in literally years. What is a girl to do when she's searching for a way to keep her feet dry that does not involve a rubber knee high boot. Enter these totally awesome rain booties! Totally chic... I think they would look fabulous with tights and some skirts or slacks. They are a little pricey so I'm going to be searching for a cheaper alternative but, if this works for you I would totally get them and keep your feet dry in style!

A Tee For Work

I love T-Shirts but, when you work a 9-5 HR gig a flashy t-shirt with an awesome message just doesn't cut it for everyday wear. Enter J Crew's Textured Jersey Ribboned Collier Tee.

This is the perfect work t-shirt because of the intricate beading and sequined design on the front and continued embellishment on the back. I have already purchased it and worn it to work and no one was the wiser. I fooled them all with my really fancied up cotton tee! As a word of advice, it is very thin so you busty girls want a good bra or a thin tank top underneath. Now, with the code EXTRA30 at checkout you will get an additional 30% off an already low sale price. I'm jealous you will have done better than me!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Coming this spring Spanx will be making swimwear! Exciting, I know. Frankly, I'm surprised they didn't think of it sooner! Their patented shapwear materials and designs are already so popular for wearing under our clothes it only seems natural that it be put to even better use: the dreaded bathing suit–just in time for spring break vacations. Loving the middle one... can't wait to try it on!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Things For Spring

Everyone is talking about the trends for spring and the uncommonly warm weather has definatly had me thinking about it as well.

A lighter colored scarf is definately on my list because I love them. I saw this while I was in the mall today and I liked this scarf. Love the ombre, love the color, love love love it.

I know I don't need anymore shoes but, when I saw these all I could think was what an amazing punch they would add to my spring/summer ensembles. Don't you agree? If you do you can pre-order them here... and then I will be jealous.
I will definately be on the look out for more because by the time the real warm weather hits these things will all be on sale...