Archive for the ‘Do’ Category

Ten Chic Gifts Under $50!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

(Click to Polyvore for pricing, details and where to buy!)

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

May you be surrounded by friends, family, fashion and fun! Until next week…xo (Note: No one at that table is actually eating.)

(“Thanksgiving” by Danny Roberts is available for purchase in his Etsy shop.)

Rachel Comey: Dressing For The Expected

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Photograph by Kava Gorna via The New York Times Style Magazine

By CHELSEA ZALOPANY for The New York Times Style Magazine

(Originally published on November 16, 2010)

The designer Rachel Comey and her boyfriend, Sean Carmody, are two months away from having their first child, and the mom-to-be is bumping up her wardrobe accordingly. “The maternity trend seems to be not buying any clothes,” Comey says with a laugh. “That excludes the flea market, because it’s been fun to shop and try on shapes that I wouldn’t normally try on now that my body is so different.” Comey, who is known for her flirty prints and cool shoe designs, transformed a thrift shop cat suit into a pair of cool trousers. Day wear has become jumpsuits, overalls and stretchy knits, especially knit dresses paired with a sharp tailored blazer from Ellsworth for a more defined shape. “With my changing body and changing lifestyle, I am also changing my need for clothing to be practical for a woman’s body at any stage,” she says. We are looking forward to see how this new sensibility plays out in Comey’s next collection. Great expectations indeed.

Take 30% Off Your Entire LOFT Purchase!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

LOFT has recently undergone a massive overhaul, and you can reap the benefits of their update by redeeming this exclusive Friends and Family offer for a whopping thirty percent off your entire purchase, now through Sunday, November 21st! Simply click here to print out your in-store barcode, or enter code FBFRIENDS at checkout online. Be sure to ‘Like’ the LOFT Facebook Fan Page, for a first-look sneak peek at their 2010 Holiday Collection…

H&M Fashion For The Ultimate Party Look

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I realize that this is a ton off stuff, but I felt that it worked best as a collection – indulge me. Amongst the must-have items this season are tuxedos and tailcoats for women (love). “Tailcoats can be worn with a long skirt and a lingerie-inspired top,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design. “Or over a feminine dress, or even with jeans and a T-shirt, glammed up with bright red high heels.” Ann-Sofie says that details are key; “Hair accessories add a special twist this winter. I love the sequin and feather accessories, and there’s also a lot of beautiful jewelry.” I would have to say that I wholeheartedly concur.

Haute Handbags Under $200

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Haute Handbags Under $200

(Click to Polyvore for pricing, details and where to buy.)

Peacing Out…

Monday, November 1st, 2010

…because we all need a little peace now and then. I’m taking the week to tend to my family, my clients and myself. Hope yours is a lovely one!

High/Low: Skinny Cargo Pants

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

J Brand Houlihan Skinny Cargo Pants in 'Sharkskin' $230

Blank Skinny Cargo Pants in 'Slate' $78

When my client e mailed me about which skinny cargo pants to buy, I pointed her in the direction of the holy grail of skinny cargos – the J Brand Houlihans. Although she was digging the way they looked, (much like the rest of us) she wasn’t super stoked on the price, so I followed up with a link to the Blank pair.

During a subsequent shopping trip to Bloomie’s, we decided to hit the dressing room for a little ‘compare and contrast’ sesh, and it was unanimous; we both liked the Blank pair better. The fit, color and cut all trumped the Houlihans and for $152 less - who knew?! That being said, for the record? No one makes my ass look as good as J Brand. And therein lies the conundrum.

The ToVieFor Story: Why You Need To Check Out Our Newly Launched Site!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We have earth-shattering news! Now you no longer have to pay retail to have the newest luxury items. Welcome to ToVieFor – a fashion website like you’ve never experienced before – guaranteed.

So who’s behind TVF? ToVieFor was co-founded by Melanie Moore and Susanne Greenfield, two smart, independent women with a love of fashion. They’re just two girls in their twenties who love looking good, just like the rest of us. They’ve created ToVieFor as a way for everyday women to own the latest and most fabulous fashion items.

Now go get your fashion fix! Head to toviefor.com and register now. There’s no cost to join and no obligation to buy credit. Browse the upcoming sales, see if anything sparks your interest, then start playing. They say life is a game, and finally ToVieFor gives us a chance to not only win, but look damn good while we do it!

- Charlotte Winter

(This post is compliments of Julia DiNardo and my fabulous friends at The EnVIEd! Read more about The EnVIEd and ToVieFor, here.)

Because Giving Back Never Goes Out Of Style

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Me & Ro for LOFT Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet $34.50

Anna Sheffield for LOFT Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace $34.50

Kara Ross for LOFT Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet $39.50

Um, can we talk about how LOFT continues to up the ante…? Let’s. Three of my most fave jewelry designers ever? (Me & Ro, Bing Bang and Kara Ross) Check. Totally gorge, and even better – affordable? Check. Five loving dollars of every purchase donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation? Check. O. Rama. Want more? Right now take an additional 25% off when you use CODE25 at checkout. I think I need to go lie down.

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