Lace is in for spring. Get ahead of the curve by grabbing one of the on-sale long-sleeve lace tops from Hemline for $24.
Okay, so Paris Hilton may not be the best fashion inspiration, but she’s known for sporting the latest and greatest in accessories. Fringe bags are on every celeb’s arm right now, and you can bet each one is at least in the higher hundreds range. I suggest you go snatch this Patricia Wolf version up (right) from The Gypsy Wagon for $128 right now.
You can splurge on the new 3.1 Phillip Lim studded wristlet bag that was featured in the November issue of Elle (see Want It side of image), ooorrr, you can pick up the vegan version locally for $22. No guilt about animal cruelty; no guilt about spending too much. $22 at Pitaya
Black lace is all the rage, and the cocktail dress versions are exquisite. Get Pitaya’s version for the sale price $22 at, well, duh, Pitaya.
A water bottle with a filter inside is genius. Basically, bring the sucker with you wherever you go, and you can drink any water you wish. When I first found the WaterGeeks collection at Neiman Marcus, I couldn’t believe the low price of $24! Then, yesterday, I found a $9.99 Bobble version at Green Living in Lakewood. Even more genius.
When you get tired of me posting about the military trend, let me know. Until then, here’s another army-inspired piece to covet and to purchase. The Marni cross-body bag on the left goes for nearly $1,000. Instead, go to Unique Samples, which is only open until Saturday, and grab this purse, with a similar vibe, for an easy $35.
A couple weeks ago Who What Wear (the e-newsletter) told us we needed to have a black lace shirt in our fall wardrobe. I agree. Black lace is timeless. On the other hand, it doesn’t need to be a $500 Alexander Wang version. (If you’re buying, though, I’ll take one.) Check out these lovely lace pieces, just in from H.D.’s Clothing Company instead.
Pamela Love’s dark jewelry designs are the obsession of many, and it isn’t hard to see why. The edgy designs are tough, but still dainty. Want her Stacked Talon ring? Be prepared to spend $1,188. Considering the crow necklace? That’s in the near-$800 range. Or…
You can head to The Shining and get similar styles of both. Snag the talon ring with black stones for $150 or the bird skull necklace for $91. Heck. With those prices, go ahead and buy both.
I love the chunky ring thing. It’s so bohemian looking. Plus, if you wear weird enough designs, you’ve got constant conversation starters on your hands. Did you love the recent Marie Claire jewelry spread (one photo from which, featured up top)? You, too, can have an amphibian on your finger. Head to Another Time & Place to grab that lovely lizard for $100. Or, spend an easy $10 to get one of those chunky bird rings from fabulous new jewelry boutique The Shining.
The military look was all over the spring 2010 runways, and it’ll keep trickling down into the real world this fall. You could invest in a piece from Balmain, Alexander Wang, or Marc Jabobs (who designed some of my favorite military looks for spring), but instead, I say, head to Betty Cupcake for this army-inspired Charlotte Ronson jacket for $230. It’s rugged done right. image, left, from Spring 2010 Richard Chai Love (from style.com)
When I saw the Louis Vuitton ad in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar’s (left), I drooled a little. I wouldn’t call myself a plaid girl, by any means, but the sultry corset look, mixed with a full skirt, in a dark fall print is fantastic. Yesterday, Kristin and I stopped in Bittano. (I’m on the hunt for a birthday dress.) When I spotted this little number by Theme, it reminded me of the ad. There’s only one left in the store at the moment, but it needs a loving home. $89.90 in medium.
Again, like during that short blip in the 90s, clogs are cool. I don’t even mind. They’re kind of cute right now. Chanel’s spring 2010 pair sells for hundreds. Mary-Kate wore a pair last spring, and Alexa Chung wore a pair on British Vogue’s cover in March. Get your Michael Kors version for $120 at Lou Lou. They’ll pair nicely with a pair of tights this fall, too.
They’re not only a sexy addition to an outfit (hello, longer looking legs), but they’re a practical purchase. They match with nearly everything and can be carried into the fall season. The shoes on the left in our pic comes from Marie Claire’s June addition, but you can see the look sported on feet of celebs like Diane Kruger and Chloe Sevigny and models on the catwalks and in the catalogues of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, and Christian Louboutin. Enjoy your own pair, like these Seychelles version for $80 from Flirt Boutique.
It’s hot to be dress like a badass right now. Notice all the black leather, pyramid-studded ensembles, the spike-adorned heels, and the weapon-celebrating jewelry. I love it. Katherine Heigel wears a Sydney Evan pistol necklace. Miley models a bullet. Rhianna, not only tattooed in guns, dons an AK 47 charm on a chain. And Angelina, unsurprisingly, wears a machine gun necklace. Then there are trendy gun reclamation jewelry projects. As you can imagine, it’s all expensive. A trip to Lula B’s last week, however, reminded me that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to sport violent trinkets. The earrings, left, made by Beth’s Addiction, are $22, top, and $28, bottom (with the vintage Czech cameos). Look for more funky jewelry—more badass-iness available, like Día de los Muertos charm bracelets and dog togs showcasing curse words—right in the front of Lula B’s in glass cases.
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