Friday, January 25, 2013

The "IT" list




  • do you j.crew? styles up a closet staple: the tweed jacket!  Check out her gorgeous round up!
  • the luxury rehab features a sneek peek of the upcoming Prabal Garang for Target line. This floral dress is just stunning! (find the luxury rehab on Twitter!)
  • everything but ordinary looks simply adorable in this polka dot on polka dot look. Wearing double polka dots is definitely on my spring-to-do list! (find everything but ordinary on Twitter!)
  • live. work. style. is showing her 'blogger day off' outfit, which of course is just as fabulous as her blogger day 'on' outfits! A perfectly casual and comfortable look! (find live. work. style. on Twitter!)
  • rose a la mode is perfectly Florida-chic in this striped top, casual shorts with a bright pop of color by way of her purse! I love this look and am longing for spring! (find rose a la mode on Twitter!)
  • my confidence + me pulls together the perfect 'comfy & cozy' work from home outfit. I am really digging this, especially with all the cold weather the midwest has been having! (find my confidence + me on Twitter!)
  • a little bit of wo.we experiments with layering in a new way (to her!).  It looks adorable and was well worth trying something new! (find a little bit of wo.we on Twitter!)
  • from carpools to cocktails pulls off the perfect 'day date' look. It's charming and beautiful, but also totally appropriate for the day time. See how she does it! (find from carpools to cocktails on Twitter!)
  • my thrifty chic steals her husband's top and styles it so effortlessly cool. Find out how she tweaked it a bit to make it fit her perfectly! (find my thrifty chic on Twitter!)
  • loop looks invested in a great navy blazer and was excited to pair it with an adorable polka dot top. The look is classic and modern - check it out! (find loop looks on Twitter!)
  • the second best dishes on her two must have items in her closet and wears them together.  Hint: you are going to want these two items as well! They are classic and beautiful! (find the second best on Twitter!)
  • a fashion fixation is hosting a giveaway for a gift card to LOFT!  Head on over to enter! The LOFT is having some great sales right now! (find a fashion fixation on Twitter!)
  • dahlia lynn lane is talking Alt Summit, unicorns and red maxi skirts. Random perhaps, but definitely worth checking out! This outfit is so fabulous! (find dahlia lynn lane on Twitter!)
  • one hundred inspirations features Olivia Palermo in floral pants and a neon top. While this look sounds wild, it is pulled off effortlessly and worth recreating!
  • sweetie pie style is jumping right into spring style on her blog, and really, aren't we all totally ready for it? Check out her fun looks! (find sweetie pie style on Twitter!)
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target


I can honestly say that Target takes a percentage of each paycheck I earn. It doesn't help that I live two minutes away either. I can also honestly say that I have purchased at least one or more things from almost every designer collab they have had in the last like three years.  In my defense however I live in a very small town and the designer items ALWAYS end up on the sale rack! Take the Missoni Madness for example, I actually scored the cardigan at a thrift store for $3 with tags! So when I finally saw the Prabal Gurung collaboration lookbook I was thrilled. I love having a little piece of high fashion at a price I can afford. Not only because of the name but the pieces usually have some uniqueness to them. This particular collection is very bright & funky with lots of bold floral prints. It’s very feminine & edgy at the same time. Here are a few of my favorite items but you can check out the entire collection here!. Do you shop the Target designer collabs? Which is your favorite so far?

Oh. FYI It's online & in stores Feb. 10! So mark your calendars!









Friday, January 18, 2013

Another segment of the "IT" List


  • DahliaLynn makes fabulous jewelry and is sharing with us how some of her customers are styling one of her most popular items! Pop over to check out this cute bauble! (find DahliaLynne on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is bringing the turtleneck back and sporting it stylishly by layering and pairing it with a chic skirt! She nailed it! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best has an obsession with patterned pants and picked up a new pair on the cheap! Head over to find out where she found these fun trousers and how she styled them! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Loop Looks shares her go-to look when she is in a time crunch (snooze, anyone?)! The bonus? It feels like wearing pajamas! (find Look Looks on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic dresses down this week and is showing us her comfiest pair of jeans! Oh and they only cost her $8! Wow! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • From Carpools to Cocktails is rocking a chic sweatshirt with leather accents! The ultimate in comfy cute and perfect for moms! (find From Carpools to Cocktails on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We is breaking out of her shell and mixes a masculine shirt and feminine skirt for a look that is ready for work or a dinner out! So cute! (find Little Bit of Wo.We on Twitter!)
  • My Confidence + Me is taking a hint from the weather and dressing in blacks and grays - winter chic AND cozy! (find My Confidence + Me on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode looks impossibly chic in tulle and chambray for a friend's bridal shower - a must see! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Live Work Style departs from her usual and adds a pop of vibrant color into her look to match the energy she is feeling in the new year! Love! (find Live Work Style on Twitter!)
  • Everything but Ordinary is making denim shorts look down right fabulous and the best part? You can rock them in the cold weather! (find Everything but Ordinary on Twitter!)
  • The Luxury Rehab recaps her favorite looks from the Golden Globes and also spots the trends that are taking us in to the new year! Lots of eye candy here! (find The Luxury Rehab on Twitter!)
  • Do You J.Crew? shows us tons of ways to style a pencil skirt - from casual to dressy and everything in between! A must have for every closet!
  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up 5 pieces she has her eye on for spring and they are each under $25! Pop over to pick out your favorite wallet friendly treat! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is dying over the newest issue of Lonny and found tons of inspiration for an outfit and a room! Tons of great pieces to add to your home or your wardrobe! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

School Girl 2.0




  Two years ago I was at home during my Christmas vacation and I was upstairs in my loft watching television and I was going through Netflix trying to find a show I can “get into”. I seriously have an issue with watching sitcoms. I get so attached to them that I watch them until I have watched every single episode.  I won’t even mention all of the entire shows I have watched, countless hours wasted.
  Well that December I started watching Gossip Girl. I was so obsessed with that show from episode one.  I watched every minute I could. I’d be doing my hair and I’d have the show playing on the I pad, I would be in bed and I’d be watching it on my phone (thanks Netflix). I don’t know why I loved that show so much I am nothing close to an "upper eastsider" maybe I was fascinated by the extravagant lives they lived but regardless of what it was I was hooked.
   This look totally reminds me of something from Gossip Girl. The school girl skirt with the knee socks and the coat, I guess.  It would be a look that is a mix of Blair & Serena if I had to decide.  What TV shows do you watch? Do you ever get inspired?










Metallic Sweater: H&M (old)
Skirt: Gap
OTK Socks: Charlotte Russe (old)
Trench Coat: Gap
Shoes: Cathy Jean (old)

Monday, January 14, 2013

My recap of the 2013 Golden Globes



So what did everyone think of the Golden Globes last night? I absolutely loved Tina & Amy as hosts. I think they did a great job no awkwardness, they were witty and fearless and I was proud of them. However my opinion maybe biased considering I adore them both and believe they can do no harm…ever.   

Okay and Jodie Foster more power to her I thought regardless of the strange-ish speech, she is a brave woman for saying the things she said and I can’t imagine it’s easy being brave in Hollywood or even being your true self.  How awkward do you think JLo felt seeing her amazing, hot, sexy, smart ex boyfriend up there getting those awards?  I wonder?  Wait… P.diddy was there too, now even more awkward.  

Now on to fashion, so much to talk about. I saw lots of nudes, pinks and flesh toned dresses. Lots of glitter and sequins. Mermaid cuts were also very popular but the most popular trend I saw was definitely “The Leg” oh my was it just me or was everyone and their mama’s one leg out last night? Holly molly! I feel sorry for the other leg that got no action.  The plunging neckline was also a hit last night which I love I could never pull that off with my boobs… unless there was A LOT of packing tape involved. The pastel colored gowns were very favored last night.  Lots of black gowns too! which I always say eh kind of safe. I posted my favorites below who were your favorites?





Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in this Oscar de la Renta gown.
I loved the back of this gown and the color was on point Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Loved Kate in Alexander McQueen I loved the neckline. 
Did this woman  just have a baby? Crazy! Claire Danes in Versace
I loved the neutral gowns but this was my favorite because I loved the sweetheart top it was flattering.
Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli 
Such a classy elegant woman, Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Friday, January 11, 2013

The "IT" List


  • DahliaLynn loved getting all snuggled up in her cape and a little fur for the snowy weather while visiting family for the holidays! So fab! (find DahliaLynne on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is making a statement with her jewels and tights but keeping it neutral everywhere else! Throw a tried and true denim jacket on top and this is one cute look! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is channeling her inner Rachel Zoe by showing off her lean legs in platform booties! Just as fabulous as the diva herself! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Loop Looks takes it back to basics with a simple dress and breaks her own rule of three! Pop over to check it out! (find Look Looks on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic lets her accessories shine in an outfit that only cost her $40! Head over to find out where she shops for such great deals!! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • From Carpools to Cocktails is all about comfort and wears her go-to leggings and sweater ensemble! She keeps it chic in a more fitted silhouette - love! (find From Carpools to Cocktails on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We shows us her love of color in a bright blazer that is sure to beat the winter blues! Paired with a great pair of jeans, this look is perfect for a put together weekend! (find Little Bit of Wo.We on Twitter!)
  • My Confidence + Me has the cute casual look down pat! Pop over to see how she used layers to keep this look interesting! (find My Confidence + Me on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is shopping the Neiman Marcus for Target sale and found an amazing sweatshirt! Go check out how she styled her new find! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Live Work Style keeps her work outfit interesting by mixing floral and leopard for some pattern fun! She also has an amazing tip for how to dress casual at the office! (find Live Work Style on Twitter!)
  • Everything but Ordinary shows us her edgy side in leather and pleats! She looks like she stepped straight out of a magazine! (find Everything but Ordinary on Twitter!)
  • The Luxury Rehab goes glam in fabulous sequin top and you won't believe where she found it! This is a must see! (find The Luxury Rehab on Twitter!)
  • Do You J.Crew? is giving us a refresher course on how to style the infamous chambray top! Definitely something for everyone here!
  • Sweetie Pie Style has discovered the snood and can't get enough! Pop over for her top picks for this must-have winter accessory! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East recreates a traditional meets modern dining room into an outfit and a room! She also found an amazing DIY for the chandelier - go check it out! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fly like a bird



When Flechada contacted me about their website I was really excited. They are a very unique company that sells distinctive products made by Latin American designers. As a Latina this caught my attention immediately and I rushed over to check out their website. I was in love with the uniqueness of the handmade jewelry. They sent me these amazing earrings that are handmade in Columbia. How amazing is that? They sell different types of products. if you have a minute go check out their website and see the exotic one of a kind items they have. 

Cuando Flechada me contacto conmigo acerca de su sitio web Yo estaba muy emocionada por qué  se trata de una empresa muy singular que vende productos distintivos hechos por diseñadores latinoamericanos. Como yo soy  latina me llamó la atención de inmediato y me apresuré a visitar su sitio web. Yo estaba enamorada con el  carácter único del las  joyas hechas a mano. Me enviaron estos pendientes increíbles que son hechos a mano en Colombia. Qué increíble es eso? Se venden diferentes tipos de productos. si tienes un minuto ve a ver a su página web y ve los productos exóticos



The size is perfect! Look at those details!








Dress: H&M Hat: Target Boots:f21 Earring : c/o Flechada

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A little glitter never hurt anybody.


Repeat after me, " Sequins is my friend"
-Ilse


Button up shirt: Target, Sequins blouse: J.Lo for Kohls (old), Skirt: Target, Heels:Zara
Clutch: F21







Friday, January 4, 2013

The IT list


  • DahliaLynne looks absolutely stunning in a vintage gold skirt and plaid for her holiday card! Love her husband's outfit, too! (find DahliaLynne on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation has perfected her bun and looks so chic in black and white! Head over to find out what tutorial she used to create her new hair obsession! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is whipping out her trusty Uggs for a look that is perfect to run weekend errands in! Cute and comfy? That's a win-win! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Loop Looks goes for a monochromatic look in fifty shades of gray (ok, not fifty...). Such a cute and easy outfit for the office! (find Look Looks on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic is mad for plaid and she found it in an unexpected place for next to nothing! Pop over to see how she is styling her new find and some fun pictures, too! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • From Carpools to Cocktails paired sequins and cargos for a look that was casual enough for spending New Years Eve with the kids. Cute!! (find From Carpools to Cocktails on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We is ready for the snow in leather, tweed and fur! She has managed to be dressed up and still look cozy and warm - impressive!
  • My Confidence + Me recaps her holiday party outfit and looks stunning in light blue and lace! This one should definitely be carried over into the new year! (find My Confidence + Me on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is keeping the winter blues away by dressing up in a festive outfit complete with plaid and a little bling! So cute! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Live Work Style is taking tips from her mom's wardrobe 20 years ago and is sporting and updated version of a trend from the 80's! Pop over to check out this cute look! (find Live Work Style on Twitter!)
  • Good Life keeps it simple in tone on tone grey and boyfriend jeans! The epitome of comfy cute! (find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • The Luxury Rehab rounds up 7 of her favorite looks from 2012 - tons of eye candy and inspiration in this post! Go check it out! (find The Luxury Rehab on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style is shopping the new color of the year! She found tons of cute accessories in this lush color to freshen up your wardrobe! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is taking color inspiration from a new years resolution and turning it into an outfit and a room - such cute looks! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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