Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Style Profile: Kathryn Amberleigh

For shoes with personality, you have got to check out Kathryn Amberleigh! The designs are inspired by several generations, including old Hollywood glamour and the punkiness of the 1980's. Fun and fearless but totally wearable, Kathryn Amberleigh shoes help you kick your shoe game up a notch!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Shameless whoring Part 2:

Available at Jokae's African American Books in Dallas
I know they have it because I've seen it there!

Zara gift card

Thank you and good night!

Shameless whoring for last minute gifts:

As much as I think that Jessica Simpson can't sing, the girl's shoe line is uber-fab! I saw these:

Jessica Simspon shoes on the net and secretly lusted for them but when I saw them in person, I was hooked. Of course they were out of my size in the store and online so I went to where all things that can't be found are found: Ebay.

There I found them, in my size AND ten bucks cheaper than in the store. I heart them but of course me never being satisfied, have decided that I must have these as well:

Jessica Simpson Parigi pump $75 @ Zappos

I see them in my dreams with a flirty dress. Will Santa bring them to me in an 8.5 or at the very least a Visa gift card? Stay tuned.......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Faux Real?

I have a friend who recently confessed that she wants a fur coat. huh? I envisioned Cruella de Ville wanting a coat out of dalmatians, complete with long cigarette and grey streak.

What about faux fur? I asked. No, she insists, I want the real thing.

You know we're in Texas and that it doesn't get that cold, right? And who wears real fur these days (besides Mary J. Blige and blue haired old ladies-who-lunch.) Besides, PETA isn't playing around these days, those people will kill to protect animals!

Just a jacket, she clarified. Oh, ok, I have been wanting a crop fur jacket ever since I saw one at an estate sale and didn't buy it a few years ago. I have been kicking myself ever since.

But I have found some faux fur options that she may like:

Charlotte Ronson Bolero

Gryphon The Pretender vest

Vintage 70's Faux Fur Vest M/L

mod faux fur cropped 70s vintage brown jacket

VTG 90's Faux Fur Slouchy Vest with Collar - XS-L

So let's save some minks, rabbits and chinchillas and buy FAUX!

View My Fave Pick HERE

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yay or Nay: Giant zip necklace

Eden & Eden giant zip necklace

Trend to Try: Ruffle my feathers!

Forever 21 tiered ruffle knit top $19.80

Dotted Victoria ruffled cami $98 J. Crew

Anthropologie ruffled pencil skirt $228

Barneys Prada scalloped peep toe $890

High waist pencil skirt with ruffle $69.50 Express

Nordstrom Leifsdottir ruffle dress $278

Steve Madden ruffle fringe pump $99 Victora's Secret

Lucky women's rockin ruffles tote bag $188 Bloomingdale's

Express rosette ruffle halter $59.50

Prada ruffle peep toe $650 Barneys

Foldover bow skirt $18.99 Charlotte Russe

DSW Steve Madden luxe swing suede ruffle platform $79.95

Nathan Jenden Alma ruffle dress $1,145 Net-a-porter

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Street Style

from The Sartorialist

I love this flirty Springtime dress with boots

Prim and proper

I *heart* her bag

Androgeny at its best in NYC

so Madonna Material Girl chic

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not A Bad Wrap

Cardigans have exploded onto the scene this season but I have been a fan for years. Not just for the grandma set, slouchy "boyfriend" or "grandpa" sweaters are casually chic with jeans and platforms and girly glam with dresses and boots. Think this look is too tame for you? Toughen it up with layers of necklaces or a wide belt.

Red BDG cardigan $54 @ Urban Outfitters; Rainbow cardigan $29.90 @ Forever 21; T Bags Trompe l'oeil sweater $190 @ net-a-porter; Yellow Melina sweater $39.50 @ Delia's; Camel long boyfriend sweater $24.99 @ Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Well Heeled

Dsquared Flash pump $592 @ Zappos

Designers now seem to want to squeeze every last ounce of showmanship (or show-offmanship) to put their stamp on shoes. While Christian Louboutin made his footwear easily recognizable with his signature red soles, designers have now resorted to adding lightning bolts, flowers and guns (yes, guns!) to add flavor to their heels. Celebs seem to be enthralled with these Dsquared lightning bolt pumps as seen on Rihanna and Beyonce and but I don't see these translating well into the real world unless your job involves a pole and/or a whip. Just kidding, they are actually tamer than the hideous Prada flower heeled mary janes that I abhor, or you can do a Victoria Beckham and not even wear a heel on your shoe. (See pic below.)

Prada flower heel mary jane (Regularly $750, on sale $366 @ Bergdorf Goodman)

Madonna wearing the Chanel "Miami Vice" shoe from the Chanel Resort 2009 collection

David and Victoria Beckham at the Macy's launch of their perfume line.

These PVC heelless black boots are rumored to cost $4000 (!)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sock it To'em!

Think that tights are a little too boring for your avant-garde taste? Or just want to try something new? Add socks to the mix and make your outfit say something!

long socks by jnetteb

I like the thought of these with boots but I am not sure how some of these will translate for work. I think it's a fun look though. What say you, would you rock this trend?
I saw this dress over the weekend at Tarzhay, tried it on and thought, "eh." After sleeping on it, I think it would be oh-so-cute when I spice it up a bit.(It's called VISION people!) And for only 20 bucks it's a steal.

Untitled by jnetteb

Friday, September 19, 2008

Look What I Found!

Old Navy is stepping it up, I was looking for a black wool coat to wear with my colorful berets and scarves and I have found it at Old Navy at a great price!

Women's Wool-Blend Double-Breasted Coats $99.50 (Also available in Red and Cream)

I am also loving these candy colors as well:

Women's Pique Wool-Blend Coats $89.50

Style tip: I really like this top from their Plus Size collection, I am going to try it on as a dress and wear it with tights and boots.

Women's Plus Printed Drop-Waist Tunic $36.50

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Man of Style: Andre 3000 Unveils Clothing Line

Andre 3000 of Outkast has unveiled his menswear line at Barney's titled Benjamin Bixby.

His Fall 08/ Spring 09 collection consists of 70 pieces inspired by college football documentaries of the 1930’s. When asked about referencing the 1930's, he says, "You had rough guys who played football, but they were impeccably dressed. So now, if a guy wants to wash his face, they call him a metrosexual or whatever. So my thing is, cut all that out. People feel like just because you like to dress well ... that don't mean you're gay! I don't know where that came from! You know? It's clothes!"

Barney's creative director Simon Doonan (who has written a fab book titled Eccentric Glamour) and Andre 3000 at the launch of Benjamin Bixby.

benjamin bixby by jnetteb

I like this collection, I enjoy the preppy look with an updated twist and my BF wears bow ties so I think he would tag Andre's collection as wearable. You can mix and match the pieces with other items in your closet if you don't want to appear too costume-y.



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