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Friday Round-Up: Mother’s Day Gifts, Youtube Review and the Royal Wedding

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Bridal Fashion, Fashion Scarves, La Purse News, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Happy Fashionable Friday! Today we bring you the best fashion posts and video of the week. Hope you enjoy our Friday Round-Up featuring two Mother’s Day Gifts guides, one by the lovely Girlymama , one by us, a great Youtube video review for our scarves by Beauty by Janea and amazing Royal Wedding Fashion Report by the Little Lime Dress!

Still haven’t found your ideal Mother’s Day Gift or Gifts? Then you might want to take a look at Melissa’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide on All Things Chic.

And if you’re looking for both stylish and affordable, check-out our post on Stylish Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30.00!

We love a good video review, especially if it involves our scarves! We invite you to watch the latest La Purse Scarves Review by the funny and wonderful Janea from Beauty by Janea:

Last but definitely not least, you must check out  the amazing fashion report of the Royal Wedding done by the fashionable Little Lime Dress.

Check-out the Royal Wedding Best Dressed Guests and don’t miss out our favorite post of the week, Royal Wedding: A Dream in McQueen offering full coverage on Kate’s gorgeous wedding dress!

Have a great week-end!

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Stylish Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30

In Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we all want to make our moms happy and shower them with gifts when the day comes! We know that searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift can take up a lot of your time, not to mention it can be daunting. It’s not hard finding something that not only looks great, but is also affordable.

If you still haven’t found the perfect Mother’s Day gift, no worries! We have compiled a list of amazing option for you to choose from. Plus, they’re all $30.oo or less! Have a look!

A stylish scarf

Your mom will love a beautiful scarf. The scarf is spring’s most fashionable accessory and let’s not forget about its versatility. Here are a few gorgeous scarves and pashmina shawls you can gift your mom with. We have a feeling you’ll want to borrow them too!

Pom Pom Ruffle Scarf $14.95 from La Purse, Silk Animal Print Scarf $18.95 from La Purse, Cashmere Pashmina Shawl $24.95

Sparkling jewelry

Adorn your mom with a little sparkle on her big day!

Tinley Road Crystal Flower Studs $20.00 from Piperlime , Sterling Silver “A Mother’s Love Is Like No Other” Pendant $19.99 from KOHL’S and Sterling Silver Amethyst “Mom” Toggle Bracelet $14.99 from KOHL’S
A cute cosmetic bag

Glossy Heart Cosmetic Bag $4.80 from FOREVER21

A practical and stylish wallet

Chic Bar Tab Wallet $8.47 from New York&Company

Or how about a gorgeous cover up?

Dip Dye Surf Side Kurta $16.99  from ATHLETA

Enjoy your Mother’s Day gift shopping!

Easter Fashion Tips

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Easter is just around the corner so we have decided to dedicate this post to presenting our lovely fashionistas with a set of Easter fashion tips.

1.The Perfect Easter Dress

Ladies, you’re in luck! On Easter day you can wear pretty much any dress style you can think of, including formal gowns and casual dress. Of course, depending on the time, place and the activities you have planed. E.g church services, egg hunts or lunch with the family. All that’s important is that you feel great in your Easter dress!

Cream Rose Wrap Fifties Sundress $75.00 from TOP SHOP and Black Linen Fifties Midi Sundress $90.00 from TOP SHOP

2. The Easter Colors

This season bright colors are a huge trend so we say: give them a chance! Opt for a dress in a vibrant color such as bright orange or turquoise. If you’re feeling like wearing pretty pastels, add the much needed pop of color with a turquoise pashmina shawl for example.

Turquoise Pashmina Shawl $24.95 from La Purse

3. The Easter Patterns

This Easter the bold prints are taking over the fashion scene. Choose from stripes, floral print and girly polka dots.

Multi Stripe Seventies Tee $32.00 from TOP SHOP ; RSVP Serena Party Dress $103.20 from Zappos and Pink Pop Floral Print Knotback Dress $75.00 from TOP SHOP

4. Easter Arm Candy

Even if you’re not celebrating Easter you will love the following pieces of jewelry! The next set of arm candy is guaranteed to make any outfit pop.

Lavish Panel Bracelet $9.80 from FOREVER21 ; Painted Flowers Bracelet $5.80 from FOREVER21 ; Women’s Embellished Cluster Rings $7.99 from Oldnavy.com; Women’s Faux-Gemstone Cocktail Ring $7.50 from  Oldnavy.com; Women’s Ethnic Cocktail Ring $9.50 from oldnavy.com and Blu Bijoux Snap Bangle $42.50 from Max & Chloe

5. Easter Shopping Tips

Last but not least, a set of very important shopping tips.

*When you go shopping for your Easter outfit, make sure you buy pieces that not only look good on you, but that also fit the occasion.

*Choose comfortable pieces that you enjoy wearing. You don’t want your Easter dress to interfere with your Easter fun!

Have you decided what you’ll be wearing this Easter? Share with us in the comments section:)

Prom Dresses Trends 2011

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Prom Dresses on April 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

OK ladies, you are getting ready for prom and the most important thing on your list right now is the prom dress. Thanks to the multitude of offers, designs and colors available now, it may seem like shopping for the perfect prom dress is super easy. But it isn’t. The search for your dream prom dress can easily turn into a nightmare just because of the huge offer, multitude of designs and let’s not forget about fitting, choosing the right color to go with your skin tone and so on. To ease your search, we present you with this year’s prom dresses trends and also with a fabulous selection of prom dresses!

The Must-Have Prom Dresses Trends for 2011 are:

Bold Prints. Opt for crazy prints, feminine florals, cute polka dots and fierce animal prints to achieve the trendiest prom look!

Vibrant Colors. Sure, you can’t go wrong with the classic little black dress, but for prom 2011 we recommend bright, vibrant colors like coral, orange, yellow or fuchsia! Check-out 2011 trendiest colors and choose from there!

One-Shoulder Dresses. Look like a goddess in a stunning one-shoulder gown!

All that sparkles. Because it’s prom we’re talking about.

If you haven’t already begun shopping for prom dresses by now, you’d better hurry! We have searched the web for beautiful prom dresses and we think we’ve found one for everyone. From classic elegance to trendy and sexy, we present you with a set of gorgeous prom dresses!

Short Prom Dresses

We just love the next set of short prom dresses! They’re super fun, colorful and will definitely turn you into a show stopper!

Clarisse style 9036 homecoming formal dress $99.00 from Promgirl.net; Speechless Dress $40.99 from Macy’s; Prom Dress By Alyce Designs $160.00 from edressme.com; Polka Dot Dress $99.00 from Rissy Roo’s ; ; Cocktail Strapless Tulle Dress from The Dessy Group; Sticks & Stones Dress by Madeline Gardner $124.00 from Rissy Roo’s

Prom Gowns

Feel and look like a princess in a stunning, floor-length prom dress!

Morgan & Co Maxi Dress $69.99 from Macy’s; Floral Printed Braided One-Shoulder Gown by Alyce Designs $218.00 from eDressme; Speechless Maxi Dress $109.99 from Macy’s; Starry Nights Ballgown $299.00 from Sydney’s Closet; Dave and Johnny Beaded Halter Prom Dresses $209.00 from eDressme; Ruched Black Prom Dresses by Dave and Johnny $209.00 from eDressme

Very important!

1.Prom  dress shopping doesn’t stop after you found the perfect dress. You still need to buy shoes, a purse, an elegant shawl to wrap yourself with, jewelry and make sure you find a great make-up artist and hairstylist.

2. Buy the dress with a week or two before the prom so you can have time left over to perform any alterations that might be necessary.

Have you found your perfect prom dress? Tell us all about it!

La Purse Shawl & Scarf Giveaway

In Bridesmaid Pashmina Shawls, Fashion Scarves, La Purse News, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Big news, scarf loving fashionistas! We’re having another amazing GIVEAWAY!!!

This time, we have teamed up with the lovely Shauna, owner of The Adventures of My Family of 8, and she will be hosting the giveaway on her amazing blog.  THREE of Shauna’s  lucky readers will win a beautiful pre-selected scarf!

Here are the three scarves we’re giving away:

1. Orange Dots Double Layered Silk Print Scarf

2. Light Brown Holes Scarf

3. Black Pleated Scarf with Sparkling Detail

What do you have to do to enter the contest? It’s simple! Got to The Adventures of My Family of 8 and enter the La Purse Shawl & Scarf Giveaway! Once you land on the page, you’ll notice that Shauna also did a review on two of our products, the blueberry Pashmina shawl and the lavender Silk Metallic Dots Scarf .

Don’t miss out on your chance to win THREE stylish La Purse scarves! The Giveaway ends May 1st 2011 at 9am CST so go ahead and make your entry!

For more info and the contest rules, click here.

Good luck to all the contestants!

P.S Make sure that after you enter the La Purse Shawl & Scarf Giveaway, you browse Shauna’s blog. She has a few more awesome giveaways going on!

What to buy Now: Bright Purses

In 2011 Fashion Trends on April 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

This post presents you with another spring trend we are absolutely crazy about: bright purses! This season, we advise everyone to buy at least one chic purse in a vibrant spring color. Not only it will add a much needed pop of color to your outfit, but it will instantly cheer you.

For a plus of style and elegance, you can tie a lightweight silk scarf in a vibrant color of fab print to one of the bag’s handles. Not only it will completely revive the look of your bag but it will also come in handy on a cold spring day.

Who can resist a stylish bag in one of the season’s trendy colors?

1. Pink

If you are fashion obsessed just like us, you might already know that honeysuckle is this year’s “IT” color. All women love bright pink but not all women can pull of pink dresses, or they simply don’t feel comfortable wearing pink from head to toe. A pink purse however, looks good on anyone. It’s sweet, it’s girly, try it!

ALDO Zembower clutch $45.00 from Zappos.com

2. Yellow

This is a color that just screams sunny day! Brighten up even the gloomiest skies with a cute yellow purse!

Classic Satchel $198.00 from Dooney&Burke

3. Orange and Coral

Bright orange and coral are two of the season’s hit colors. If your loving these bold colors but are still unsure whether you can rock a coral dress or sweater, make the transition step by step, starting with a stylish purse in a bold color.

  Fox Replay Purse $55.00 from Zappos.com

4. Lavender

Lavender is such a lovely color, it’s was bound to be of of the season’s top 5! This is the ideal color if you feel like you need a break from all the bright oranges and yellows.

Jessica Simpson Katie Satchel $78.40 from Zappos.com

5. Turquoise 

We just fell in love with Ashley Tisdale’s bright blue Hermes Birkin! However, not all of us can afford a Hermes bag, nor wait a couple of years to get our hands on a bag, so here’s an affordable and very stylish turquoise purse for you to rock this spring:

Melie Bianco Rose Satchel with Detachable Coin Purse $108.00 from endless.com

Who’s shopping for bright purses this season? We know we are!

We Love:Polka Dots Bridesmaid Dresses

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Bridal Fashion, Bridesmaid Pashmina Shawls, Fashion Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

The cute and girly polka dots trend has taken over fashion world this season! And we couldn’t be more happy! The polka dots trend is definitely one of our all time favorites because it adds a touch of femininity and cuteness to any look.

The best thing about polka dots is that they can be worn to any event, any occasion, from morning  ’till dawn. Not to mention your bridesmaids can continue wearing the dresses even after the ceremony is over. Since the wedding season has already begun, here’s a set of adorable polka dots bridesmaid dresses for inspiration!

The Classic Black and White Polka Dots Dress

These fun and flirty dresses will look perfect on your bridesmaids! They’re feminine, easy to wear and compliment all body types.

From let to right: Black and White Polka Dot Dress available at  Betsey Johnson for $149.00 and Chiffon Dot Print Tiered Dress available at White House for $168.00.

Vibrant and Colorful Polka Dots Dresses

Perfect for a spring/summer wedding filled with color! Your bridesmaids will feel like school girls wearing cute and colored polka dots dress.

Left to right: Calvin Klein Polka Dot Stretch Cotton Dress from Nordstrom, 118.00, Polka Dot Dress $44.50 from dELIAs.com and Luc by Lucy – Abstract Polka Dot Dani Dress in Mint Polka from  CoutureCandy.com, $64.00

Of course, we couldn’t leave out the accessories! Here’s a set of lovely polka dots jewelry and accessories you and your bridesmaids might love:

Left to right: Betsey Johnson In The Navy Flower Bangle Bracelet, $60.00, Betsey Johnson In The Navy Tear Drop Earrings, $35.00, Polka Dot Flower Sash $38.00 from WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com, White/Black LLERENA scarf $18.00  from ALDO,  Women’s Lightweight Polka-Dot Scarves $10.99 from OLD NAVY and Orange Dots Double Layered Silk Print Scarf $18.95 from La Purse

What do you think about the polka dots trend? Would you have your bridesmaids wear polka dots dresses to your wedding?

Friday Round-Up: Bridal Accessories, Top 10 Essentials for Every Indian Bride and 5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Look

In 2011 Fashion Trends, About Scarves, Fashion Scarves, Infinity Scarves, La Purse News, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Happy Friday, fashion loving friends!

The first week of April has come to an end and we’ve found ourselves remembering how amazing March was, in therms of new collections, but also in therms of networking and discovering how kind and wonderful our Twitter friends are. And we want to share  all that with you!

The title might say “Friday Round-Up” but the truth is that this is more like a “March Round-Up” with a bit of first week of April Round-Up. We will not only feature the best of the past week, but also the best of last month! Check it out, especially you brides, because you’re in for a treat:)

1. March was, so far, our busiest month this year. We’ve launched 5 new scarf collections that we are so proud of: the Handmade Crochet Scarves Collection, the ultra chic Double Layered Silk Print Scarves Collection, the wonderful Patchwork Scarves Collection, available in two sub-collections: Fancy Patchwork Scarves and Lace Patchwork Scarves, the snazzy Fringed Infinity Scarves and last, but definitely not least, the fashionable Holes Scarves Collection.

2. We have been so lucky to have met the lovely Jacin Fitzgerald via The Charity Wedding Giveaway hosted by another great lady, Alicia. Jacin was one of the winners of the giveaway and we got to send her one of our infinity scarves. Not only was she kind enough to send us pictures of  her wearing the scarf, but she also interviewed us for the Examiner!

We’ve talked about starting the business, future collections and many more interesting things. To read our interview with Jacin, entitled “Bridal Accessories: La Purse in San Francisco!” , click here.

For more of Jacin’s wonderful writing, blogging, event & wedding planning visit her blog,  Lovely Little Details.

3. Spruce up your look with a scarf!


Is the title of the most fashionable post about scarves, by the fashionable Little Lime Dress. Head over there are find out how you can add instant style to your every-day look with a great scarf. You’ll find out that you have not one, not two, but 5 gorgeous scarves to pick your favorite or favorites from! Very proud to say this: two of them are ours!

For more style tips and fresh fashion news, don’t hesitate to get limed!

4. We’ve made it to Desi Bride Magazine, the premiere Indian wedding guide! And all thanks to the lovely Kismet and April of The Unreal Bride, who have included our pashminas into their Top 10 Essentials for Every Indian Bride guest post. The article is a must read for every future bride and you’ll love their picks: from fabulous shoes and purses to make-up essentials and underwear! Check out the great article here and also, don’t forget to drop by The Unreal Bride blog and admire their wonderful writing and photography skills!

That’s it for this week!

Don’t be shy and tell us about your week! Have you done a fashion blog post, shopped ’till you dropped, share it with us in the comments section!

Top 5 Accessories for Spring 2011

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on April 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

We just love spring! We’re feeling super inspired by the lovely weather, trees in bloom and all the bright colors so we’ve decided to do a top featuring this season’s must-have fashion accessories!

Here are the top 5 accessories for Spring 2011 according to La Purse:

1. Big Floppy Straw Hats

Remember when we said that the retro trend is making a huge comeback this season? We did not lie! Not only retro dresses are a big spring staple, floppy straw hats a la the ’70s are one of the season’s must-have accessories. Not only they’ll keep you safe from UV rays, but they also offer a dose of style to your spring attire.

Large Straw Stripe Sun Hat, $29.99

2. Animal Print Scarves

It’s official: animal print will never go out of style. This trend is continuously making successful comebacks season after season. This spring, fashion experts advise us to add a touch of elegance to our outfits with a chic animal print scarf.

Double Layered Zebra Print Silk Scarf, Brown Double Layered Animal Print Silk Scarf, Blue Double Layered Animal Print Silk Scarf, $18.95 each, available at LaPurse.com

3. Funky Sunglasses

You might know this trend by the name of “bug-eyed” or “cat-eye” sunglasses. If until now, you’ve been shy to try on a pair, let us tell you that this spring large, funky sunglasses are a must-have accessory. Over sized sunglasses have been a trend for some time, with celebs such as Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and many more sporting the funky accessories on several occasions.

P.S This season, feel free to opt for colored frames or/and colored lens!

Bebe Sunglasses $9 , Popkiller Original Sunglasses $13 , Heart Sunglasses $12.00

4. Big, bold, statement bangles

You’ve probably figured it out by now: spring 2011 is the season to get creative and have tons of fun with fashion accessories! So far, we’ve had big hats, animal print scarves, bug-eyed glasses, next stop on our list: big, colored bangles.

Blu Bijoux Turquoise Resin-Cut Cabochon Bangle $36.00 from maxandchloe.com, Color Pop Bangles $9.80 from Forever21 and Ethnic Bangle Pack $40.00 from TOPSHOP

5. Stylish Leather Satchels

Complete your spring accessories collection with a fashionable and functional leather satchel in this seasons hit colors: tan and beige.

Call It Spring Satchel $79.99 from Zappos.com , Beige faux snake skin satchel bag approx. $104.00 from Debenhams.com and Melie Bianco Madison Small Satchel $82.00 from Piperlime.com

Don’t shy away from telling us which accessories will you be shopping for this spring!