March 20, 2014

It's Never Too Early. Sneak a Peek at NYDJ Fall 2014

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Yes, yes, I know. We just made it to spring and after the hellacious winter we've been having who wants to think about fall. That's the debate I'd been having with myself when I was trying to decide whether to show you NYDJ's Fall 2014 collection now, or when that season starts.

Summer is when stores begain to stock fall. Therefore most people start planning their fall wardrobes around this time. So it makes sense to wait. However, would it be inauthentic since I actually saw the collection a few days ago? Ahh! Decisions, decisions. In the end, I went with the latter. I figured I saw it now, so why not show it now. And you know what? It's not like I can't revisit it again come summer right? Besides, there were a few things I thought were too cool to wait for.

NYDJ has a great way of interpreting current trends in a way that's more palatable for those who prefer subtlety in their wardrobes. The laser print florals (above) are a perfect example of this. Florals jeans can be a riot of color and this can be a little much for some people. This tonal version is perfect for those who want to keep it tame but still participate in the trend. The same can be said for the indigo windowpane plaid jeans and the camo print as well (below). 

So what do you think? Too early to think about or does NYDJ's collection have you planning fall early?

Related: In the showrooms: NYDJ Spring 2014

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March 13, 2014

Hello Modcloth! Meet DenimHunt

DenimHunt & Modcloth

 


 

It's been a while since I've created a set on Polyvore so when Modcloth approached me about creating a set around their Shoreline Memories cotton dresses for their "Uniquely You" campaign I couldn't resist.

It's a cute cotton dress don't you think? I love the  windowpane plaid and sunny yellow ribbon. It exudes a classic charm. I decided to play off that charm but add some whimsical fun shown particulary in accessories like panda flats and a hummingbird watch. 

What do you think?

I can't wait to see the other interpretations. 

 

 

December 18, 2013

Need it! Want it! Have to Have It!: Three Ways to Wear This Fab Anthropologie Blouse

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I don't often shop in Anthropologie. It's a great store. I always go inside the 5th Avenue location when I walk past it. However, I'm rarely able to find something that fits into my personal style; with the exception of a beautiful maroon dress I bought several years ago which I still love. 

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December 10, 2013

Rock Out With Your Wallet Out! Diesel & Diesel Black Gold Sample Sale

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December 06, 2013

DenimHunt Exclusive! We Can Snowboard in REAL Jeans Now Thanks to Mason Industries

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It's winter sports time! I am so looking forward to hitting the slopes this season. I wasn't able to go snowboarding last year so I have a lot of lost time to make up for. This also means that I have to update my gear, because unlike skiing, snowboarders have a particular sense of style and the brands that cater to them are constantly trying to keep up. Even so, many enthusiasts just board in their regular clothing and you'll see many a person in just jeans. My boyfriend, for example, will just layer his jeans and pair them with a waterproof jacket while I fuss over whether I should purchase a new suit.

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December 05, 2013

#ALLIWANT is Everything! Chiara Ferragni Wears Guess Holiday

 

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(Images courtesy of GUESS)

 

 

I remember the first time I'd heard of Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni otherwise known as The Blonde Salad. It was several years ago at a blogger's conference during New York Fashion Week. She was one of five speakers on a panel that also included Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious. The panelists spoke on a topic I can't quite remember. Actually I don't remember at all. I do, however, remember that both Chiara and Wendy were very shy and quiet compared to the other panelists. I also remember what they both wore and isn't that all that matters? After all, what a personal style blogger says has more to do with her appearance than what comes out of her mouth and out of the five panelists they were the only two I remember. (For the record, Chiara wore red leather pants, a black top and a wide brim fedora over her much blonder hair and Wendy wore a black dress with these sick cobalt blue chunky heels that had a mohawk fringe that ran down the back of the shoe) Fast forward to the present and Chiara is taking over the world (or at least taking over the spot vacated by Bryanboy). For what she lacks in loquaciousness she makes up in spades with her photogenic looks and killer style.

With that said, it's no wonder that Guess has chosen her for their All I Want is Everything digital holiday campaign. Shot in Beverly Hills at the Maison 140 Hotel, Chiara takes the Guess holiday collection and dresses it up in her signature style. If you're follow her blog, you'll also note the signature poses. It's hard to pick a favorite look out of the bunch. Chiara wears them so well. But I do love how she paired the floral dress with boots. 

You can shop the collection on Guess.com and read Chiara's take on the items here.

Scroll down to view the rest of the images and be sure to view the behind the scenes video as well.

Update: I happened to check my blogloving feed and BAM! the shoes I saw Wendy Lam in are on Jak & Jil today. I still don't know the name but it's a start. Click here to see them.

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December 02, 2013

Cyber Monday Deals!

Do not, I repeat, Do NOT, go out on Black Friday or any day after to shop! That is if you want to keep your sanity...and not get tasered. Shop online. It's safer.

Scroll below for a Cyber Monday roundup of some great sales at some of my favorite shops. 

 

 

 

H & M is offering 40% off your entire purchase of $50 or more with free shipping. And take an extra 25% off sale items. SHOP NOW...

 

Edgy luxury e-boutique SSENSE is offering 50% off selected items. SHOP NOW...

 

ASOS is taking 30% off everything! SHOP NOW...

 

Zara is offering 50% off select items. SHOP NOW...

 

GUESS is offering 40% off the entire site plus free shipping. SHOP NOW...

 

Take 30% off regular priced items at Vince Camuto and 50% off sale items SHOP NOW...

 

Levi's is marking down everything 40% plus free shipping. SHOP NOW...

 

The Outnet is offering an additional 30% off on the Cyber Weekend special. SHOP NOW...

 

Topshop is offering 30% off select items. SHOP NOW...

 

Take 50% off select items at Theory. SHOP NOW...

 

7 For All Mankind is offering an extra 3o% off everything at checkout. SHOP NOW...

 

Take 30% off everything at Nasty Gal. SHOP NOW...

 

 DL1961 is offering 25% off full priced merchandise and 70% off sale items. SHOP NOW

 

Take an extra 30% off at Barney's Warehouse. SHOP NOW...

 

 

November 22, 2013

SSENSE.com Makes M.I.A. x Versus Versace Look a Whollllle Lot Better

M.I.A. Versus Versace

 


The M.I.A.'s homage to Versace knockoffs are now available on SSENSE.com. SSENSE has a very straightforward way of making product look visually pleasing which I like, but I have to say, they're photos of the M.I.A. x Versus Versace collection look ten times better than what was released to us last month (see M.I.A. x Versus Versace Knocked Off Knockoffs).

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November 07, 2013

Levis Red Archive Could Be the Most Expensive Jeans This Year

 

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(L) BLUE PRINT DENIM JACKET | (R) COMFORT RIGID DENIM JEANS 

 

 

Levi's has reintroduced the first Levi's RED collection in seven years and it does not come cheap. The most expensive item is the 'Low Crotch Twisted Jeans' (below) which run a cool $1458 and the least expensive are the t-shirts at $279. 


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In defense of the price, Levi's RED is a premium concept  dedicated to reinventing the iconic Levi's 5-pocket style with new forms and aesthetics. Since it's debut in 1999, there have only been seven collections, Levi's RED Archive being the eighth. The pieces in the current iteration were selected from the first ever Levi's RED release called Twisted RED, a collection that marked the turning point in reinventing the 5-pocket.  

Essentially, this collection is meant to be viewed as a celebration of art and design in denim and will appeal to those who consider themselves denimheads or denim connoisseurs. They for sure will appreciate the craftsmanship of the product and the heritage aspect. So if you're one of those, these jeans can be purchased at online boutique LN-CC.

If you haven't already, see more pics of the Levi's RED Archive collection after the jump...

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November 05, 2013

Need it! Want it! Have to Have This Wrangler Parka!

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The weather is getting colder and as much as I mourn the absence of cold weather (and rail at the unchangeable heat setting in my apartment) I'm stoked at being able to pull out my winter coats. Just like jeans and shoes, I feel like you can never have enough. I know that goes against what most people feel, especially if your day consists of going from a heated apartment, to a heated car, to a heated office. If you live in a city or use mass transit to get to work, than you're spending a good chunk of your day in a coat and it is an integral part of your wardrobe. 

I own a fair number of coats. I've found that at those times when I have to look somewhat decent but am too exhausted to put anything together, throwing on a nice coat and handbag makes even jeans and chucks look good. I've noticed though that I don't have enough functional coats for days when I just want to be warm. That's why when I saw the Wrangler parka, I thought, perfect! 

It's obviously not a new look. Parkas have been around for years, but this is the first time I've wanted one. I also like the fact that it's not in the ubiquitous green color that everyone seems to prefer when owning this style coat. I still like the green but when it trends out, it will trend out big, meaning you won't be able to wear one without looking dated. Owning it in blue will make this coat a little more timeless.

What do you think about the Wrangler Parka?

 

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