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5 Stylish Ways to Dress-Up Your Jeans

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves on November 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

1. Wear a cute jacket

Pairing up your favorite pair of jeans with a cute fashionable jacket can do wonders for your look. It can change your appearance from casual to super stylish in a heart beat. Let’s take Zoe Saldana’s example. The actress decided to pair her blue jeans with a tweed jacket and transformed her look into a red carpet worthy outfit. We love the result.

Not a fan of tweed? Then try the boyfriend blazer. Sarah Jessica Parker wears it so well with her jeans!

2. Wear a pair of over-the-knee-boots

You have two major reasons to wear over-the-knee boots with your jeans this season: first they will keep your feet warm and second you will look absolutely fabulous. Check out Penelope Cruz! She sure knows how to wear a pair of dark denim jeans.

3. Wear chunky knits

If you love chunky knits this is the time to wear them! For a stylish look layer chunky knits: wear a sweater coat over a turtleneck sweater. Of course, pair the layered knits with a cute pair of jeans. Supermodel Elle McPherson shows us how to look effortlessly chic in chunky knits and jeans.

4. Wear sparkly tops

Jeans are not made to be worn casually only. Dress up your favorite pair of jeans by pairing them with a fabulous sparkly blouse or jacket. Cutie Rachel Bilson looks fashionable in a sparkly tux while Lindsay Lohan rocks a silvery top paired with matching jeans.

5. Wear necklaces and scarves

Whether you go for layered necklaces or stylish scarves you’re guaranteed to achieve a fashionable outfit. Take your favorite pair of jeans and pair it with a basic shirt then add multiple necklaces like Joy Bryant did or if you are a scarf person pair the outfit with a funky pashmina like Shakira did. Either way you’ll look amazing with minimum effort!

How do you dress-up your jeans?

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

In La Purse News on November 25, 2010 at 11:47 pm

May you spend a wonderful day with your beloved family and dearest friends!

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

La Purse

How to look Fabulous on Thanksgiving

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on November 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

We know it, you know it, and everybody knows it: comfort is key when choosing your Thanksgiving outfit. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish while being comfortable. We’ve selected some chic & comfy pieces that will help you look your best, all day long, even if you overindulge with pie and Turkey. Here are our suggestions for looking fabulous on Thanksgiving, from casual pieces to dressy fashion, all super comfortable:

Style 1. Casual –chic

Casual pieces are the perfect way to look and feel perfectly comfortable on Thanksgiving. Here are the most stylish casual pieces we found from chic cardigans to cute pashminas: pick out your favorites and create your casual-chic Thanksgiving outfit!

Bonus: it’s the perfect occasion to try on the sweatpants trend!

Left to right: Black and white striped T-shirt $67.79 from NET-A-PORTER.COM ; Stretchy Ankle Leggings $7.16 from forever21.com; Multicolored Stripped Sweater Cardigan $37.91 from forever21.com; Denim Pashmina Shawl $24.95 from lapurse.com; Wedge Ankle Boots $135.41 from topshop.com; Plaid Bow Hair Clips $3.98 from forever21.com; city slouch sweatpants $49.50 from madewell.com; plaid ruffle tunic $26.76 from forever21.com

Style no2. Dressy

Thanksgiving may be all about the delicious turkey, yummy pie and spending time with family and friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out and wear a fabulous outfit while still feeling super comfortable. Opt for feminine baby-doll dresses, flowy textures, elegant blazers, comfy heels and don’t forget your glam accessories!

Tip: Avoid body-hugging dresses!

Pleated Print Dress $160.00 from topshop.com; Cropped Boucle Jacket $39.50 from charlotterusse.com;  Housewarming Opaque Tights $10.83 from forever21.com; Lace-Up Oxford Booties $30.00 from charlotterusse.com; Crepe Chiffon Drop Earrings $3.80 and Colorful Rhinestone Bracelet $4.80, both from forever21.com

Have you decided on what you’re wearing on Thanksgiving?

5 Fabulous Ways to Wear Cashmere

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on November 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

There’s nothing more fashionable than luxurious cashmere clothing items and accessories. Cashmere fashions can be bold and glamorous, ladylike, structured, or very comfy and relaxed. Take a look at 5 fabulous ways to wear cashmere:

1. A camel-colored cashmere coat is not only this season’s hottest clothing item but will also keep you warn on a chilly autumn day. We love this chic Cashmere-Blend Swing Coat on Sale $119.00 Misses and $129.00Plus Sizes, from Spiegel.com

2. Get your hands on a stylish and super comfy cashmere cardigan. Why we love cashmere cardigans so much? They’re perfect for taking a stroll in the park and even for when you’re attending a cozy party at your friend’s house. Pair them with a tank top, a shirt or even a sweater dress. Here are two of our favorite picks : Cashmere Cardigan $59.50 from charlotterusse.com and a black knit Cashmere cardigan $98.00 from GAP.

3. This fall, look for cashmere pashmina shawls. They’re available in amazing colors and rich textures and will not only keep you warm and cozy, but also add the perfect finishing touch to your fall outfit. Plus you can wear a cashmere pashmina in so many different ways so scarves are a fashion-must have this season. Our recommendations White Blush, Mauve, Raspberry, Cafe au Lait Pashmina Shawls , $24.95 each from lapurse.com

4. Cashmere sweaters are a must-have this fall: not only they offer amazing comfort and softness but they also beautifully flatter your silhouette. We came across these three cashmere sweaters and loved them: brown cashmere cabled crewneck cweater on Sale $96.60 at Bloomingdales.com , pale blush cashmere sweater on Sale $59.00 at ARDENB.com and the raspberry Cashmere cowlneck sweater $69.00 from dillards.com


5. Cashmere dresses: our list wouldn’t be complete without them! This season we love wearing feminine cashmere dresses, and we love trying different styles from sweater dresses to long dresses. We present you with some of our favorite picks:

Flare-Sleeve Cashmere Sweater Dress $89.00/$99.00 from Spiegel.com , Knit Cowlneck Cashmere Sweater Dress $99 from Spiegel.com , Long Tank Cashmere Sweater Dress $99.00/$109.00 at Spiegel.com and a comfy Sweater Dress $98.00 from athleta.gap.com

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 5 fabulous ways to wear cashmere and we’d love to know about your cashmere fashion!

5 Tips for the Perfect Casual Date-Night Look for Autumn

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves on November 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Picking out the perfect outfit for a date can be sometimes tricky, especially if you’re going on a more casual date like a stroll to the park, a walk around the city or a movie-date. If your date just suggested you go for a long walk, don’t panic; check out our 5 tips for the perfect casual date night look:

1.      We know that wearing heels makes women feel sexier and confident but this time you might want to resist the urge to wear stilettos. Instead, opt for a stylish pair of flat boots. Still, if you are short or simply don’t feel comfortable in anything but heels, choose wearing a pair of chunky heels or wedges.

2.      Remember: this is a casual date. Wear something that reflects your unique style, that it’s comfortable but also stylish.  We suggest a pair of jeans (skinny or regular, which suits your body shape best), a cute cashmere sweater dress or a knitted cardigan. Cover up with a trench coat or a stylish jacket.

3.       If you feel comfortable enough wearing them, opt for a pair of jeggings. Just make sure you pair them with a long top that covers your hips.

4.      Stay away from party dresses or anything you’d wear while you’re out with the girls partying ‘till 3a.m.

5.      Accessorize to add a dash of color and style to your overall appearance. Autumn is the perfect time to wear chunky scarves, pashmina shawls and cute hats. We love the cute knitted caps and the chunky shawls Kim Kardashian’s been wearing.

What would you wear for a casual date-night?

Shopping Tips: Bridesmaids Dresses &Pashminas

In Bridal Fashion, Bridesmaid Pashmina Shawls, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on November 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

For this post we’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies from Sydney’s Closet to present you with a selection of glam bridesmaid dresses and a short but useful list of shopping tips. Here’s all you need to keep in mind when shopping online for bridesmaid dresses and pashmina shawls:

♥ Make sure you opt for a bridesmaids dress that complements the bride’s wedding dress but also the wedding theme

♥ The style and color of the dress should flatter each bridesmaid’s figure and skin tone so choose carefully

♥ The ladies from Sydney’s Closet also advice you to “plan ahead” because bridesmaid dresses can take up to 12 weeks to special order

♥ Very important when shopping online: measure carefully before placing your order.

Now that we’ve established the rules of online shopping for bridesmaid dresses, here is a selection of some of our favorite bridesmaid dresses and elegant matching pashminas to pair them with.

Bridesmaid dresses that look and make you feel exceptional:

1. We love this beautiful chocolate satin bridesmaid dress! The cute flower detail belt makes it absolutely adorable, don’t you think?

2. The red hot mermaid bridesmaid dress is truly a stunner!

3. The “Lost in Paradise” bridesmaid dress deserves its name! This is the perfect bridesmaid dress for a summer wedding and we can’t get enough from looking at it!

4. Moving away from the floor length dresses, we present you with a flirty tea length dress with a cute bow detail.

5. You can never go wrong with black & white. Add lace to that combination and you have the perfect bridesmaid dress. This sweet baby doll dress in black/diamond white is one of our favorites! The empire waist makes it flattering for all body types and sizes.

All bridesmaid dresses are available at Sydney’s Closet in a multitude of  colors and sizes to choose from.

Bridesmaid Pashmina Shawls: For a plus of elegance, but also if you need a bit of coverage, pair your beautiful bridesmaid dress with a silky matching pashmina shawl. For an exceptionally elegant look, drape the shawl over the shoulders and let the ends hang.

All pashmina shawls, ruffle scarves and lightweight shawls are available at LaPurse.com in a multitude of vibrating colors.

Tell us about your bridesmaids: what were they wearing? And if you were a bridesmaid: what dress did you wear?

5 Beautiful and Affordable Holiday Party Dresses Trends

In 2010 Fashion Trends on November 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

The holidays are just around the corner and to help you get ready for the holiday party frenzy, we’re presenting you with top 5 holiday party dresses trends that will guarantee a fabulous appearance. We’ve got pieces that work for both formal and casual get together parties with the family, but also hot dresses to wear at one of this season’s glam parties. And as a bonus: all dresses are budget-friendly: under $100!

The Classic LBD. No matter what the occasion is, a stylish LBD is the perfect choice. Tons of styles available for you to choose from!  We love the Peoria Black Party Dress, $57.00, featuring a fabulous satin bodice with black rhinestones and a superb fine tulle skirt. If you’re going for the WOW effect, then the Glitter-ally Speaking Black Sequin Dress, $46, is exactly what you need. Want to look like a Grecian Goddess at the next Christmas party? Then the gorgeous Begotten Gold Black Dress, $63, is perfect. We fell for those beaded and sequined gold halter straps and rich layers of black chiffon. Bonus: this dress flatters all body types. All dresses are available at LuLus.com

Nothing screams “Holiday Season” more than a red hot dress, don’t you agree? Be the center of attention at this year’s Christmas party in a cute red satin dress, $21.50, from Lulus.com. An asymmetric red slinky dress with one chiffon sleeve, about $57, from topshop.com, will transform you into the highlight of any party, while a sexy body hugging number from Victoria’s Secret, $79, is just what you need to celebrate your fabulous curves!

Lace Dresses. They’re feminine, delicate and stunning! And that’s why lace dresses are one of the best choices when it comes to holiday party dresses trends.

Lacy Bow Front Dress, $22.80 at forever21.com , Peter Pan Swing Lace Dress, $90.00 at topshop.com , Chantilly Surplice Dress, $24.80 at forever21.com

Silver and Gold. Be the highlight at this year’s New Year party!

Gold Dress $42.00 from LuLus.com; Sequin Panel Dress by Rare, about $73 from topshop.com; Brocade Tulle Dress $27  from forever21.com

Emerald Tones. There’s something about an emerald tone dress that makes us love this trend!

Emerald Green One Shoulder Dress $34, One Shoulder Magenta Dress $48 and sapphire blue satin dress $41, all three from Lulus.com

Have you decided what dresses will you be wearing for the upcoming holiday parties?

Looking for a scarf to match your dress, check our every growing selection at LaPurse.com.

The ultimate luxurious accessory: Kashmiri Shawls

In 2010 Fashion Trends, Bridesmaid Pashmina Shawls, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on November 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm

About a week ago, we decided to start a series of fashion posts by request, meaning that you, our lovely readers, are invited to suggest topics for our upcoming blog posts. The first one to make a suggestion was The Unreal Bride , fellow twitterer and glam fashionista. Her idea: to write a post about Indian Kashmiri Shawls.

The Indian Kashimiri Shawls trend has been continuously growing in the past years, with lots of stylish ways to wear them. What first started as an attempt to keep out the cold has quickly became more about the style and fashionable look the shawls create. After experimenting with numerous ways of wearing them, we’ve discovered that the shawls look good in absolutely every way: from simply thrown over the shoulder to a more sophisticated style, perfect for a business meeting.

What makes Kashmiri shawls so special: Made from the finest wool, pashmina and shahtoosh, the Kashimiri Shawls are the ultimate luxurious way of combining fashion and function. The Kashmiri Shawls are perfect for any occasion, classy or casual, and any event. Among the different types of shawls, Kashmiri shawls may also include the soft pashmina shawls. These are available in both simple dye: pleasant colors such as beige, ivory, or almond and eye-catching colors, and also with rich traditional embroidery and fabulous designs. Either way, they’re created to make you stand out from the crowd. Another reason ladies love pashminas: they are flattering for all body types and add the finishing touch to any outfit!

How to wear Kashmiri shawls: Kashmiri Shawls truly are statement pieces and every fashionista has at least one in her wardrobe. The style of wearing them can enhance your appearance in a heart beat, making you look stylish and ready to wow:

Elegant: Kashmiri Shawls look fabulous draped around the head. You can even create a turban out of a luxurious shawl. And we all know turbans are back this season.

To achieve the perfect evening look, opt for the stole style: gently wrap the shawl around your shoulders, allowing the ends to hang down from the under arm. Perfect for eveningwear and as a bridesmaids’ accessory.

Full Shawl Wrap: To achieve this look simply wrap the full shawl around the shoulders. For a more fashionable approach, make a knot in the front. The latest celebrity to fall in love with the trend: Julia Roberts. The actress couldn’t stop wearing colored shawls while touring in India.

Chic Casual: Take a shawl closer to the size of a scarf and simply wrap it around your neck.

Hollywood Style: Want to dress like a celebrity? Take two pashmina shawls of different colors, then intertwine and drape them around the neck. Or go for the simpler version and get a reversible two-toned pashmina.

Belt/ Sarong Style: The sarong style is perfect for those who want to accentuate the hips area. All you need to do is nicely wrap the shawl around your waist. Perfect for a day at the beach!

How do you wear you Kashmiri Shawls?  Let us know in the comments section.

P.S Don’t forget to add your topic suggestions for upcoming blog posts.