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4th Of July Fashion Under $50!

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Pashmina Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on June 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Every woman wants to look both fashionable and patriotic this 4th of July so we thought what better way to start this week than with a fashionable selection of affordable holiday wear, for day and night!

Here’s some inspiration for your 4th of July celebratory activities:

4th of July Look Number 1

There’s nothing prettier than a red maxi dress for the occasion. Match it with stylish wedges or cute sandals, a straw tote and fashionable accessories and you’re ready for that cook-out!

Prairie Girl Maxi Dress ($24.80) from FOREVER21

Flor-all Together Now Sandal ($32.99) from

Women’s Straw Rosette Tote ($19.50) from Old Navy

Large floppy hat($20.00) from ALDO

You can always complete the look with cute accessories like several wooden bangles, multiple chain necklaces and a cute scarf.

4th of July Look Number 2

Excited to see the fireworks? We’re sure you are! But we’re just as sure that you’re pretty excited about what you’re going to wear so we have decided to suggest some 4th of July-inspired fashion items for the event, including a red and blue stripes tee and a denim pashmina to keep you warm in case it gets chilly:

Stars And Stripes Tee ($19.50) from dELiAs

Revolt Cut-Off Jean Short 6″ Inseam (Now at $9.99) from ALLOY

Women’s Mossimo Supply Co. Ownah Stripe Espadrilles ($14.99) from Target

Denim Pashmina Shawl ($24.95) from La Purse

Woven Leatherette Handbag ($26.80) from FOREVER21

Blue Dot Heart Print Clasp Purse ($12.00) from TOPSHOP

Have a happy and fashionable 4th of July!

Top 5 Must-Have Pedicure Colors for Summer

In 2011 Fashion Trends on June 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Since we have noticed that you ladies loved the nail polish colors post, we thought you would be thrilled to read about and get a look at summer’s top 5 must-have pedicure colors.

Here are out top 5 picks for the hottest pedicure colors to wear this summer:

1. Neon Colors

You can’t say you didn’t see that coming, right? Neons are one of the hottest summer trends and one of our absolute favorites. There so much a bright, lively color can do for you so naturally we love everything from neon accessories to neon pedicure.

We love essie’s lates collection and we had a hard time picking out a favorite but we think we finally did it: we recommend ‘braziliant’ which is a hot orange shade with a touch of shimmer and  ‘super bossa nova‘, in fuchsia, $8 each.

2. Metallic Colors.

We’re thinking shiny silver and lavish gold tones to give your feet a touch of glitz and glam! Zoya’s Goldie ($8) is literally liquid gold for your nails, while  Liquid Silver Nail Polish ($2.80) from FOREVER 21 is the perfect silvery shade.

3. Pretty Pink and Red Hot.

If you’re into classic nail polish colors, we recommend you shades of pink, from light pink to honey suckle, or classic red. These shades are an all-time favorite, easy to pull off and they always look great. We like Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot for pink and A Oui Bit of Red, both from OPI, $8 each.

4. Turquoise.

This is a color that should exist in your wardrobe,  jewelry box and on your toe nails! We love this glittery turquoise nail polish from FOREVER 21 ($2.80) and the fabulous Timely Turquoise ($3.99) from Maybelline available at ULTA.

5. Neutrals.

If you’re not a big fan of all the brights and glittery nail polish but more of a neutrals-type -of-girl we recommend Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish Steel Grey ($3.99) or DEBORAH LIPPMANN Naked ($16.00)

Hope you have enjoyed our picks!

What are your must-have pedicure colors at the moment?

Great Find: The Foldable Tote Bag

In 2011 Fashion Trends on June 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

We’re always on the search for fabulous fashion accessories so when we came across the Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Small’ Tote Bag couldn’t help not do a post about it.

You see, this tote not only looks extremely stylish but it’s also very practical and versatile. You can take it to the beach and even for a shopping session. And that’s not even the best part. The tote can be folded into a compact shape for storage! How cool is that!

Let’s be honest, every woman needs a little more space in her wardrobe.

The tote is available at Nordstrom for $125.00 and comes in 11 colors! Since we’re big fans of bright color purses, we chose to feature the fuchsia tote, but we advise you to check out the rest because they are all super cute.

Really thinking about giving the foldable tote a try, and accessorize it with a girly scarf.

What do you think?

Our Top Summer Essentials Under $25

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Get the Look on June 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Ladies, let’s face it: our biggest goal this season is going through the entire summer in comfort and style. As hard as that might seem to do, trust us, it is easy and affordable!

We found the perfect summer essentials under $25 so rest assured; whether you are planning to spend your summer on an exotic beach or in the city, you won’t be spending a fortune to look and feel good.

1. The Floppy Straw Hat will keep you safe from the UV rays but it will also add a touch of style to your summer look. Plus, the ’70s inspired fashion trend is back so if you’re interested in reviving the relaxed look of that time, what better way to do it than with a big floppy hat!

Floppy Straw Hat ($10.80) from FOREVER21

2. Cat-Eye Sunglasses are one of the summer’s biggest trends. Not only that, they offer the much-needed protection your eyes need from the harmful sun rays so make sure you never leave the house with your sunglasses on!

Women’s Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses ($9.50) from Old Navy

3. The Maxi Dress is an absolute must-have for summer. It offers both comfort and style ensuring that you will be feeling and looking great even in the hottest days of summer.

Leopard Maxi Dress ($24.80) from FOREVER21

4. Flip Flops – you need at least one pair of cute flip flops to take to the beach so make sure they make it to your summer essentials shopping list.

Striped Flip Flops ($5.80) from FOREVER21

5. The Straw Tote comes #5 on our summer essentials list. The straw tote is the ideal summer accessory and not only it will look super cute paired with your summery maxi dress and straw floppy hat but it is also extremely functional.

Women’s Straw Rosette Tote ($22.50) from Old Navy

We’ve worked our way from the top, presenting you with our top 5 summer essentials, from the stylish straw hat to the matching tote, and now all that’s left is to remind you don’t forget to:

1. Always carry a bottle of water on you every time you walk out in the sun.

2. Never forget about protecting your skin from harmful sun rays. Wear sunscreen even if you go out for a walk, not only when you’re at the beach.

3. Choose a swimsuit that flatters your body type.

What are your summer essentials ladies?

Fashion Scarf Trends: Neon Colors

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on June 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Probably the hottest summer trend and our personal favorite, neon colors are taking over wardrobes everywhere. Whether we’re talking about neon dresses, neon nail polish or neon accessories, this trend is everywhere!

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole and Jessica Alba, just to name a few, have made headlines with the fabulous neon colored dresses they have worn to the latest red carpet events.

While we love neon dresses, let’s face it, not everyone can pull them off. Head-to-toe neon orange or neon yellow, on its own or paired with other neon shades, is not easy to look good in. However, for lovers of the vibrant neon colors, the trend has extended to fashion accessories: jewelry and scarves.

We already did a fabulous feature for this season’s hottest neon jewelry trends so naturally, we’re going to focus on neon fashion scarves right now.

The best thing about neon fashion scarves is that not only they look amazing, but they’re also really easy to pull off by mostly anyone thanks to their versatility. Not to mention they can really bring any boring outfit to life.

Trending right now: neon pink, neon yellow, neon orange and bold combos of these colors.

Neon Pink Pashmina Shawl ($24.95)

Lemon Yellow Pashmina Shawl ($24.95)

Neon Orange Pashmina Shawl ($24.95)

Reversible Yellow and Neon Pink Shawl ($29.45)

There are tons of great summer looks you can create with neon colored scarves from wearing them as cute cover-ups at the beach, glam turbans or combine two of them into one fashion-forward scarf!

What do you think about neon colored scarves: Hot or Not?

Style Crush: Feather Accessories

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Get the Look on June 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

There’s a new hot trend in town and we’re already having a crush on it: Feather Accessories! And by feather accessories we mean everything for earrings to belts and hats!

A stylish feather accessory can really spice up your summer looks and add a touch of creativity. They’re fun, flirty and worth a look:

Floppy hats are super popular this summer and we found a great one, with feathers and all! Love the above straw O’NEILL HEAD SPIN HAT ($28.00) from SWELL.


Anyone asked for funky earrings? We found not one, but two chic pairs in the colors of the summer: turquoise and orange! We can’t figure which one we like best so we’ll leave it to you to choose between the Silver Blue Rhinestone Chain Dangle Feather Earrings ($5.99) and the Gold Orange Long Drape With Feather Earrings ($12.99), both from AMI clubwear.

How cute is this Spirited Boho Necklace ($8.80) from FOREVER21! This is such a versatile jewelry piece and we imagine it being paired with pretty summer tops in nude colors or lovely maxi dresses to add that boho-chic look.

Add a touch of glam and glitz to your evening look with a cute headband like the above peacock feather piece($5.80) from FOREVER21.

The feathery trend extends to rings, belts and even bridal hairpieces so if you’d like to give it a try you have tons of accessories to choose from.

Are you a fan of feather accessories trend? Which feathery piece would you wear if you had the chance?

Gorgeous Accessories In The Colors of Summer: Coral, Turquoise, Yellow and Pink

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Pashmina Scarves, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on June 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Summer accessories are known for their abundance in bright, vivid colors that can bring to life even the dullest outfit. Just in case you haven’t updated your summer jewelry and fashion accessories collection,  here’s a set of fabulous summer accessories ranging from exotic coral to pretty pink!

We have chosen four stylish and super affordable sets of fashion accessories, including jewelry and scarves, for you to browse through and pick out your favorites:

Coral is the season’s ‘It’ color so not only it shouldn’t be missing from your wardrobe, but it shouldn’t be missing from your jewelry box either.

From left to right: Beaded Disk Earrings ($6.80) from FOREVER21, Variated Bead Necklace ($24.00) from ARDEN B., Beaded Panel Bracelet ($4.80) from FOREVER21, Coral Pashmina Shawl ($24.95) from La Purse

Turquoise looks amazing on its own but we also recommend combinations of turquoise and coral. Turquoise and coral mash-up jewelry looks gorgeous!

From left to right: Stephan & Co. Feather Earrings ($8.00) from Nordstrom, Turquoise Pashmina Shawl ($24.95) from La Purse, Coral Turquoise Ring ($12.50) from Torrid, XOXO Women’s XO113 Rhinestone Accent Turquoise Enamel Bracelet Watch ($19.99) from

Brighten up your summery look with a touch of yellow!

From left to right: Lemon Yellow Pashmina Shawl ($24.95) from La Purse, Mosaic Oval Ring – Blue Combo ($24.00) from Lori’s Shoes, Mini Peace Sign Necklace ($12.00) from TOPSHOP, Seed Bead Bracelet ($4.80) from FOREVER21

Pretty in pink!

From left to right: Ditsy Bird Studs ($15.00) from TOPSHOP, Elegant Beaded Trimmed Necklace ($6.80) from FOREVER21, Neon Pink Pashmina Shawl ($24.95) from La Purse, Vibrant Island Bangles ($2.80) from FOREVER21

Aren’t these absolutely adorable!

Tell us about your summer accessories! What jewelry colors are you loving this season?

Prom Fashion Report: Black, White And A Touch Of Red

In 2011 Fashion Trends, Fashion Scarves, Get the Look, Prom Dresses, Summer Scarves, Women's Scarves on June 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

It is out pleasure to present all our wonderful readers and fashion lovers with a dose of fabulous Prom fashion!

The lovely Social Networking Nanny has recently shared the next set of pictures of herself and her beautiful twin daughters. The pics were taken during their MomNonProm night. Needles to say, we love the photos, but most of all we just love how amazing everyone looked!

Love how the ladies accessorized those stunning mermaid dresses with fiery red scarves by La Purse. Just look how the red perfectly compliments the black and white floral print of the gowns. And the rose hair accessories were dreamy!

The girls looked breathtaking and by the looks of things they had tons of fun while posing for pictures!

The Social Networking Nanny and her twin daughters at MomNonProm night

The girls at the Stone Arch Bridge in Mpls

Don’t they look gorgeous!

And to make things more interesting, today is the twins’ 19th birthday!

Happy Birthday ladies! Wishing you tons of joy and happiness and a wonderful day with your nearest and dearest!

We Have A Badge!

In La Purse News on June 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

And a fabulous Customer Gallery!

But first things first. We are delighted to announce that we have our very own badge! It’s cute and pink and it features a snazzy scarf and if you like it, please share it on your website or blog.

Simply Copy-Paste the code to your website and share our La Purse badge with your friends and family:

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Second news of the day, we set up a lovely Customer Gallery featuring some of our wonderful customers wearing our pashminas and fashion scarves. We invite you to meet them and check out their fashionable scarf looks!

Of course, if you own a La Purse pashmina shawl or scarf and would like to be featured on the website, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d love to share your stylish look with the world!