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5 + 1 Cool Buys that Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, La Purse News, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on October 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! And while it’s already middle October we think it’s never too late to do a good deed. Here are 5+1 feel-good goodies, all incredibly chic, all benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness!

1. Kohl’s Cares Simply Vera Vera Wang Coin Purse, $10 available at kohls.com

What better place to stash your coins than in this adorable pink coin purse? Also available in sequin, this chic coin purse is perfect for holding all your essentials, while showing your support for breast cancer awareness.

2. Breast Cancer Awareness Leather Charm Bracelet, $38.00 available at shopbop.com

This is definitely on our “cute accessories” list. Plus, 60% of the proceeds from this bracelet go to Breast Cancer Connections, an organization whose mission it to support women and their families in overcoming breast cancer.

3. SEPHORA COLLECTION BCA Pop-Up Brush, $8 available at sephora.com

The hairbrush is probably one of the most practical women’s accessories. Why this one in particular? Because it’s perfect for your purse and it also serves a good cause. Available in a pretty pink color with a ribbon signifying support for breast cancer awareness, Sephora’s pop-up travel brush is the perfect brush! For more information, visit www.bcrfcure.org

4. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Hot Pink Boat Neck Shirt, $20 available at AVON

Ladies show your support for the Avon Walk bright pink! But the stylish look of the pink 3/4 sleeve shirt aren’t the best part. For every Avon Walk item purchased at the Avon Walk Store online, 100% of the net proceeds are donated directly to Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.

5. Pink Ribbon Carry-All Tote Bag, $24.99 available at target.com

While shopping for the cause, add a pretty pop of color to your outfit with a cute and practical pink ribbon tote bag.

+1.  In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’re doing a 25% discount for the following pink scarves: Ruffle Scarf Hot Pink , Reversible Pink Blush and Pink Shawl and Reversible Red & White Patterned Shawl. Simply use the code “GOPINK” at checkout! Available ‘till 1st November.

Remember, this month, go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

 

Jessica Alba’s Iconic Pashmina Looks

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on October 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

In our opinion, scarves, shawls and pashminas are the best way to dress up your fall wardrobe. To add that “X factor” to your outfits play with the variety of textures and colors available on the market. To wear a pashmina shawl or scarf, fold a long one in half and wrap it around your neck bringing the loose end through the loop of the folded end.

If you are a Jessica Alba fan then you know that the gorgeous actress loves dressing up her looks with versatile scarves and pashminas. In fact she rarely leaves the house without a pashmina around her neck. That’s why we thought we’d present you with some of Jessica Alba’s iconic pashmina look.

1. Purple all the way

We love the cute and casual layered look. If you’d like to replicate her cute outfit just pair a cute reversible white & lavender patterned shawl with skinny jeans, a comfy pair of high boots and a cashmere sweater in a matching purple color.

2. Blue, Café au Lait & Olive. If you want to look cute and casual at any time, try wearing a stylish pashmina.

To recreate Jessica’s looks, we suggest wrapping yourself in one of these 3 cashmere pashminas:

3. That much needed touch of color. We love Jessica Alba’s colorful pashminas and scarves and we’re sure you’ll love the following outfits too:

Try pairing a brightly colored scarf with a black or grey jacket, or look for a multi colored or flower patterned scarf if you are wearing head to toe neutrals to spice up your look. We suggest:

From left to right: Pashmina Shawl Bubblegum, Pashmina Shawl Maize, Silk Hand Painted Scarf Soft Tones,and Ruffle Scarf Light Blue , all available at lapurse.com

Now tell us, are you a fan of Jessica Alba’s pashmina looks? If yes, which one of the above outfits is your favorite?

Get the Look for Less: Kylie Minogue’s Scarf Lust

In Fashion Scarves, Get the Look on October 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

We often find ourselves admiring celebrity trends and their flawless looks and when we came across this picture of the lovely Kylie Minogue all we could say was: Perfection!

The petite singer is known not only for her singing and acting talents, but also for her beauty and flawless fashion sense. And this time’s no exception. That’s why we have selected one of her many chic street looks and decided to “recreate” it, but with affordable pieces so that we can all look as fashionable as Kylie!

Why this look in particular? Because it’s the perfect Fall outfit and can be worn both during day-time or as an evening look. We love how she kept things simple yet stylish and how she added a splash of color to her all-black ensemble with the super cute pink and blue scarf.

Here’s how to get the look for less, with fabulous pieces, each item less than $50!

1.Cropped Faux Leather Jacket, $39.80 from Forever21

2. Petite black ruffle sleeve top, around $20 from Debenhams

3. Black bandage skirt, around $31 from Debenhams

4. Multi Strap Peep Toe Heels, $49 from ARDEN B.

And now, in order to complete the look, we must add the “splash of color”: a reversible burgundy and turquoise scarf , $38.95 from La Purse and a very stylish Poppie Jones Agnes silver satchel ($44.95) from shopstyle.com

Fabulous Fall Trends to Wear to Work

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Women's Scarves on October 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Fall 2010 Fashion is undoubtedly fabulous, but let’s face it: some of this season’s trends (over-the-knee high heeled boots, miniskirts, see-through fabrics, and head-to-toe denim-just to name a few) aren’t exactly office appropriate.

Since we love fashion and we know you love fashion, we decided to “translate” some of this autumn’s top trends into fabulous fall trends to wear to work. Here are our work appropriate outfits:

Military inspired fashion can be worn to the office. Here are some chic pieces which will make you the envy of your co-workers:

If you like the pieces here’s where you can find them: Military Contrast Trench Coat, $170.00 at TOPSHOP ; Khaki military chain cardigan,£32.00 at Debenhams ; Black military boot cut trousers, £22.00 at Debenhams and Military style lace up dressy shoe boots, £75.00 at Debenhams.

Of course, there’s nothing more work appropriate then tailored pieces. Invest in quality suits, blazers and sheath dresses. Here are some suggestions:

From left to right: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Ruched Faux Wrap Dress, $98.00 at Nordstrom ; Gros Grain Soft Jacket, $135.00 at TopShop ; Pleat Pocket Pencil Skirt, $55.00 at TopShop and Pleat Sleeve Jersey Jacket,$110.00 at TopShop

Very important: Office attire shouldn’t be all black, white and grey. You can have fun with fashion even when you go to work. So dare to opt for Jewel Tones when creating your work outfits. For example, wear a beautiful purple Crossover Belted Dress, $27.80 at Forever21, or spice up your office outfit with a pair of Red Pumps, fabulous accessories like a pair of sparkling studs, an emerald ring or a silk hand painted scarf, $18.95 at lapurse.com .

Now tell us, how do you incorporate Fall Trends into your work outfits?

 

 

 

Disney debuts princess-inspired wedding gowns

In Bridal Fashion on October 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Remember when you were a little girl and dreamed about being exactly like your favorite Disney princess? For all those of us who used to fantasize about feeling like a princess, Disney teamed up with wedding outfitter Alfred Angelo on a gorgeous collection of seven wedding gowns inspired by those worn by Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana. Just so you can have a fairy tale wedding.

Each wedding gown tells the story of each princess. For example, Belle’s dress has a beautiful draped waistline and, as you can imagine, is inspired by the romantic ballroom scene from “Beauty and the Beast”. Cinderella’s dress is as sparkly as our heroine’s glass slipper. Jasmine’s dress features a more modern approach, and we think you’ll love the draped satin and bejeweled neckline.

Take a look at the beautiful wedding gowns featured in the video released by Disney and tell us: Would you marry your Prince Charming in a princess-inspired wedding gown? If yes, which one?

Hottest Fall Accessories under $100

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves on October 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

A while back we’ve blogged about this season’s key pieces and fashion trends and now we’ve decided to make shopping a more pleasurable and less expensive experience by presenting you fall’s hottest women accessories, all under $100! Here are our picks:

Let’s start with shoes, booties and over-the-knee boots! We love:

  1. Buckled Ankle Boot, $26.80 from FOREVER 21
  2. Unisa Shoes, Rosina Over the Knee Boots, $99.00 available at macys.com
  3. Vintage Oxford Flats,$24.80 from FOREVER 21

Every fashionista needs a couple of soft scarves to keep her warm during those cold autumn days, don’t you agree? We’ve selected just the right pieces to add to your scarves collection, from dressy to cute and casual!

  1. Ruffle Scarf Hot Pink, $29.95
  2. Pashmina Shawl Plum , $24.95
  3. Reversible Ivory and Butterscotch Shawl , $38.95
  4. Reversible White & Lavender Patterned Shawl , $38.95

Remember Fall 2010 Essentials from A to Z: Part 1 ? Then you also remember that this fall, dramatic accessories are a must have! Here are some statement pieces, this time all under $50!

  1. Gold is this season’s color! Triangle Clip-On Earrings in Gold , $12.00
  2. Mosaic Ring , $28.00
  3. Short Mixed Multi Chain Necklace , $21.00

All three pieces are available at shockboutique.com

If you’re a bold fashionista then you definitely love the “wear a clutch…during daytime” trend. If you prefer a cute bag, don’t worry because we picked out something for you too! Here are our suggestions:

  1. Embossed Faux Snakeskin Clutch, $34.00
  2. Bailey Satchel , $98.00
  3. Cute Leopard Handbag , $30

This season we also love chic berets, fashionable belts and stylish gloves!

  1. A very cute Bow Accent Beret, $6.80 available at FOREVER 21
  2. A touch of leopard print will add the “wow” accent to your outfit! Lauren by Ralph Lauren Belt, $38 from dillards.com
  3. Protect your hands with a pair of studded gloves , $69.50 from Banana Republic

Happy Shopping! And don’t forget to tell us all about your fall  fashion!