Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flower Power

Colorful floral pieces to add to your Spring wardrobe:

Chico's floral row earring $15; eluxury Emilio Pucci plexiglass flower bangle $290

NY and Company City style metal handle floral mini tote $26.95

Dillards Jessica Simpson Brenda pump $69

Wet Seal glitter flower hairclip/pin $4; Forever 21 flower hair pin $3.80

Net-a-porter Missoni Kiera organza maxi dress $3,375

Bebe Flower Child art of the tank tee $49

Nanette Lepore blossom coat $595

Chick Downtown Luc Kieffer three flowers necklace $529; Erickson Beamon for Target multicolor necklace $39.99

Mango Rebandos dress $59.90

Erickson Beamon for Target jeweled flower ring $29.99

Newport News retro inspired strapless dress $49

Arden B two tone flower bead necklace $36

Spiegel floral patent slide belt $19

Victoria' Secret Colin Stuart flower thong $38.50

I lost 125 lbs in 9 months! Read how she did it....

Tamara Harbison is a 27-year-old waitress from Morrisville, North Carolina, who recently lost a whopping 125 lbs. in 9 months. That’s right; you read correctly…125 lbs. in 9 months! No surgery, no pills; just regular exercise, a sharp change in eating habits and a little motivation from a doctor you might have heard of. Click here to read her story on Essence.com

Tamara at 260 pounds

Tamara today at 135 lbs

Friday, March 27, 2009

Site of the week: Igigi

IGIGI is a site "designed to fulfill the lifestyle of the beautiful, voluptuous, and confident woman." Aptly named after an ancient goddess, the name Igigi embodies "vitality, charm, and intelligence" and strives to provide women of curves with smart, stylish and sophisticated clothing that accentuate and celebrate their bodies.

“A woman truly feels beautiful when she recognizes that she is exquisite the way she already is: a wonderful, unique, and exceptional individual.”

Boasting of sexy, sophisticated clothing from sizes 12-32, this is a site to visit. The pickings seem to be slim in some departments but the dress and sale section makeup for the lack of abundance in other areas.

Amelie Chiffon Dress $158

Aurelia Ruffle Blouse in Mélange Taupe $57 (on sale!)

Empire Waist Gown with Jewels in Red $112 (on sale!)

Buckle Belt in Black Matte $45

Magdalena Jeweled Gown in Verdant Green $258

Eveline Pleated Wedding Gown $320

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black & White

.....and FUN all over!

Black & White
Black & White - by jnetteb on Polyvore.com

La Garconne Mayle Pia top $195; Mod Cloth sand beach wedges $32.99; Marc Jacobs chain detail dress $995; Gucci "Hysteria" embroidered leather handbag $275 a month at Bag, Borrow Steal; YesStyle Ryu Ryu banded chevron sweater dress $81; Michael Kors polka dot silk skirt $1,495; Alice + Olivia silk chiffon colorblock belted dress $217; Vivre white dome cuff $255; Gift Box Black/white dots and stripes jute totes $4.25

Polka dot silk dress $99 at Spiegel

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Get Jack(et)-ed Up!

Although Spring has officially sprung, the days are still a little cool for sleeveless dresses and tops. That's where a trusty jacket enters in. You can change the look of a casual work outfit by pairing it with a fun, versatile jacket. Topped over dresses, skirts or pants, this can dress up any look and take your look from blah to AHA!

Tulle 3/4 sleeve jacket $36 (on sale!); Moschino grey/blue vintage floral jacket $444 (on sale!)

Marc by Marc Jacobs "Crosstown" jacket $398; Nanette Lepore Harbor jacket $450

Tory Burch "Earmin cotton twill jacket $395; Anthropologie Briny Winds jacket $128

Simply Vera Vera Wang pleated fingerprint jacket $52.80 (on sale!); La Via 18 satin jacket $500

Don't be afraid to break up a suit and pair the jacket with jeans and a tee:
Victoria's Secret jacket ($148) and tank dress ($148)

Here are some options if you desire the look without the presence of prints:

J. Crew linen Holly jacket $148; Lane Bryant bell sleeve jacket $52.12 (on sale!)

Target Paddington jacket $34.99; Banana Republic cotton trench jacket $69.99 (on sale!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Style Profile: Kerry Washington

Actress Kerry Washington has a penchant for elegant items with interesting details and it definitely works. Besides being a classic beauty, Washington normally keeps her hair and makeup understated and lets her glamorous style do the talking. Favoring timeless designers like Oscar de la Renta and Louis Vuitton, Kerry is not afraid to mix things up occasionally by pairing contrasting colors or patterns but still keeping her look proper but never prim.



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