Ahoy! Breton stripes are pulling into port! Tuesday, Apr 27 2010
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The classic sailor stripes so famously worn by Coco Chanel are hotter than ever for Spring/Summer 2010. Don’t sweat it! Just because celebs are wearing it doesn’t mean you can’t afford it, too! (After all, they’re JUST STRIPES.)
This lightweight jersey tee is perfect for summer evenings spent sniffing sea spray on your yacht. But something smells funny about paying $115 for a cotton tee shirt. Similar designer styles are even hundreds more. For less than half the price of the Saint James shirt, you could have both of the below pieces. I especially like the Gap Boat Neck Top with shoulder detail and mix-stripe pattern. That fun take on the classic is so right. I prefer to stick to thin stripes, and a larger stretch of cream or white at the collar is even more chic.
How about a rhinestone bag to go with those shoes? Friday, Nov 13 2009
And here’s one more, just for the heck of it.
This pair of Opulant Edwardian Rose earrings is by mythunderstood on Etsy. They’re only $27, and they are absolutely elegant. These would immediately turn your LBD into a breathtaking, feminine ensemble.
So, there’s your second dose of shine and rhinestones of the antique variety. Happy hunting!
Safari Chic Sunday, Aug 9 2009
|Whether you’re looking for that fallen pacifier or just a perfect new pair of shoes, you’ll be prepared for the hunt in these breezy safari dresses.|
|You could pay $150 for this silk Michael Kors dress, or you could spend less and worry less about these cotton and linen choices.||You could get all four of these safari-style dresses for the price of one magazine-featured look. Cotton dress in sagebrush from Cabela’s, $16.95; linen blend dress from The J. Peterman Company, $54; Tom Boy dress in navy from Lulu’s, $44; linen blend shirt dress in plus sizes from Jessica London, $34.99 – $39.99.|
Not Your Grandma’s Crochet Sunday, Aug 9 2009
|A girl can only wear so many spaghetti strap tank tops. Add a little sizzle and style to your sleeveless with crochet details.|
|This Converse by John Varvatos crochet tank is a lovely, lightweight item for a trip to the beach, but you’ll drop $145 for it.||Pinch a few pennies by shopping JCPenney online, and you can pick up this Decree crochet back tank for just $11.99. Or be a lass with class in this front-to-back open knit Great Plains top from Nordstrom for only $31.90.|
The Animal-Print Dress…For Less! Friday, Aug 7 2009
|A sexy staple of the summer, the animal-print dress brings the patterns of mother nature from the beach house to the bar. But paying hundreds of dollars for it just seems…unnatural!|
|This Rebecca Taylor maxi dress sold out online for $225.||Sacrifice the designer name and you could find yourself in this airy sarong from New York & Company for just $18.71. Or you could get a trendy, one-shoulder “Jane” look with a belt for only $33.99 at DHStyles.|