Buy For Boobs!
So many great things happening in October making it hard to celebrate them all! There is one cause that is close to my heart, Breast Cancer Awareness, because my boobs are literally close to my heart and I’d like to keep them there… Luckily there are some fashionable items we can purchase to support Breast Cancer Awareness and here are some of my favorites:
I am mclovin’ this colorful tribal print Union Square scarf from Stella and Dot, and it’s only $59.
Next up from Tory Burch is this Pink Ribbon Mini Umbrella, $48, which is important to have in your bag if you live in NYC or Chitown (or anywhere north and east of LA).
I can’t wait to try OPI’s Pink of Hearts 2013 nail polish and pink ribbon embellishments! Look at these cute examples:
If you want to bake cookies for a cause, you can still support Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing a Pink Ribbon apron, $12.
Together we can all make a difference!
Anthropologie’s October Lookbook is here! I’m not normally one to gush over this brand, but it’s hard not to when it’s shot in Paris. Full of cable knit sweaters, faux fur detail on coats and plenty of metallics that can easily be worn a few years without looking out of date. Sign me up!
Comparing NYC to LA is like comparing apples to oranges. While we love to hate on LA, there is some fine shopping out here. Dare I say I love it more than I love NYC? Yep, and I’ll go on public record as well and here’s a little example of why…
Miss L Fire is a cute British line that just their first brick-and-mortar shop in Los Feliz. Previously only available on-line, this store has make-up, jewelry, and clothing but the real stars are the shoes.
This line has something for everyone - wedges reminiscent of Dolce & Gabbana, pumps with more pompenstance than Prada, Cinderella slingbacks (and they come in red!) and for all the polished rockers, a sandal with a blue swallow on the front.
Walk in with sad soles and leave with happy feet.
Whoever thinks eco-fashion isn’t fashionable doesn’t know about Annie & Jade. This collection of sportswear is designed for the eco-intelligent, modern woman through pieces constructed of natural, organic, recycled, and fair-trade materials. Says designer Annie Le, “When you are an eco-designer, you are not just competing with other eco-designers, you are competing with everyone in your category. You have to constantly find new ways to keep costs down while using new eco-fabrics that are not readily available and producing domestically.”
This LA-based line is also having a launch party of their new web store. Get 20% of their new sustainable collection using code LAUNCH12 now. Looks like I’ll be doing some fall shopping using a keyboard.
I know everyone says how great the weather is in LA, but those people must not have an affinity for kick-ass rain boots. Don’t get me wrong, I love the west coast sun shine (when the sun actually comes out) but I’m a little sad to miss the NYC summer rain and the chance to wear any of the above:
We’ve all been there - going through your closet pushing aside hanger after hanger after hanger to throw your hands up in the air and declare that you have absolutely nothing to wear, so you stay home and drink Jameson on the rocks (okay maybe that’s MY ending). For most people in this economy, going shopping every weekend isn’t a reality (hell, even going to Starbucks is a luxury now). But sometimes things are better a second time around…
Enter Bib & Tuck, a “community bringing together the hippest people” to trade fashion items, from this year’s unworn Prada to last century’s retro-chic Pucci”.
The on-line marketplace allows users to create an online profile, keeping an eye toward style and creativity. The “bibbers” (givers) and the “tuckers” (takers) can express themselves and snap up finds by bartering their own threads using B&T currency. Though you can’t cash out B&T currency, you can use it to donate to a non-profit or global cause!
Because this site is serious about their fashionistas, you have to request an invite. It’s an eco-friendly way to keep your closet full and your accountant happy!
Now that I’m living in LA and working with fashion on E! Network, I guess I should emerge myself in the LA fashion scene (or at least attempt interest). When I discovered these Jem Skull Slippers, I started to realize that I may have my work cut out for me.
Mara & Mine shoes are a new favorite with LA fashionistas and hopefully a future fave of New York ladies. The creation of stylist Tamara Ingham and Aussie model Jasmine Yarbrough, this collection reflects inspiration from the Amalfi Coast to Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos.
Gives new meaning to the lovely bones.
So we’ve all been there, scrolling the Tumblr feed and seeing something that we absolutely must have… but there’s no link that takes us to a purchase page! Well I have found the solution…
The Hunt is a shopping site whose community tracks down things users like on sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and of course, Tumblr. Think of it as a virtual scavenger hunt but the pay offs are better! Just don’t blame me if you need a cash advance from purchasing anything and everything.
How many of you purchased brands that you don’t currently own from an on-line store (or worse, have gone into a boutique to try on an item and then run home to find it on-line)? Though apparel is one of the fastest growing on-line retail segments, there is a very high return rate that can destroy a business. Metail, a London-based tech company, thinks they can change the on-line shopping experience with a 3-D avatar that is “94-96 percent accurate”.
According to their website, you simply do the following:
1. Create a virtual model of yourself in 10 minutes
2. Discover how clothes look on your own body and experiment with new styles
3. Understand how clothes fit, get size advice, and pick the right size for you
Right now, no retailers in the US have been secured but they are working quickly to change that. What do you think - would you use this?
What do you get when you combine reclaimed vintage with minerals and gemstones? A kick ass jewelry collection from Lili Claspe.
The creation of a former accountant turned jewelry designer, this line’s attention to detail is in a league of it’s owned. Named after the deceased sister of designer Stephanie Tchamanian, the gorgeous rings, cuffs, necklaces and earrings are perfect for the office (well if you work in a creative field like I do) and an after work event. I can’t decide which item I like the best, but these three are among my faves!
For more fabulous jewelry, check out her website here. Happy shopping!