Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Site of the Week: Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple welcomes you to great dresses that make dressing simple.

After years of not being able to find stylish dresses that covered enough skin to make you really feel comfortable (without wearing a tank top, cardigan or long slip), owners Emily and CK decided to do something about it.

They visited trade shows, marketplaces and designer studios only to discover the problem was not that department stores weren't buying the right dresses, but that designers weren't designing them.

Shabby Apple is proud to offer you fantastic dresses that allow you to look fabulous, without having to compromise anything else.

A return to what dresses were always meant to be - a one piece outfit. No need to add tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

What I'm Excited About

Rachel Roy for Macy's


The Rachel Rachel Roy collection will capture a fresh and youthful look that reflects today’s culture by mixing elements of downtown cool with uptown chic at affordable price points. The line will retail from $59 to $299 for sportswear, $79 to $199 for footwear, $40 to $195 for jewelry and $69 to $109 for handbags. The collection includes an array of sportswear options, including stonewashed denim skirts; fake leather jackets and fake fur vests; long, chunky cardigans; Modal jersey dresses, jumpsuits and tops; crystal-embellished cotton jersey T-shirts; brushstroke-printed jackets and coats, and bright pink leopard-printed skinny jeans. In addition to apparel, there will be a large selection of accessories, including footwear, handbags and jewelry, all retailing for under $250.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cardigan Party

Cute printed cardigans all under $60!

J. Crew tipped argyle cardigan $49.99 (on sale!); Delia's Izzy dot cardigan $9.99 (on sale!)

Kimchi blue floral cardigan $48; Merona green printed cardigan $29.99

Merona crewneck cardigan $20.98 (on sale!); AE striped slim cardigan $44.50

Giraffe print cardigan $29; Cinched sleeve flower cardigan $22.80 both from Forever 21

Nygard floral print cardigan $58.80; O'Neill Malia cardigan $55.50

AE polka dot cardigan $44.50; Chelsea & Theodore printed cardigan $69

EXCEPT this one!

Anthropologie funneled folds cardigan $168

My fave find but it's beyond the $60 versions seen above. I love the asymmetrical button up style.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Faux Real?

Question from Dear Abby:

DEAR ABBY: I was in a major department store, carrying a designer handbag, when a woman I didn't know approached me and asked if my bag was real or a knockoff. I was at a loss for words. The rudeness of that woman floored me.

I was always taught to be polite and not ask nosy questions. How would you have handled it? -- OFFENDED IN ARKANSAS

DEAR OFFENDED: If the handbag was genuine, I would have told the woman it was. And if it wasn't, I would have told her where to find one like it.

My opinion: I have had the same scenario play out once at Marshalls and another instance at the nail salon and both times complete strangers asked if my handbag was real. If it wasn't real I would share that also but I think to ask a complete stranger about their bag is rude. If I know the person then yeah by all means, ask away. What are your thoughts? Is it simple curiosity and should be treated as such or is it an invasion of privacy?

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Check out my thrift store find today:

Aren't they PRETTTTTYYYYY??????

I am never able to find cute shoes in my size while out thrifting so this was a good day. This was my one and only purchase and for a mere $10 to boot!

I also saw this dress at the register, it was gorgeous but it was $99!!!!! That was the THRIFT store price. The label said Phoebe Couture and is apparently pretty pricey but I couldn't justify spending that amount of money on one item at a thrift store unless it is a designer handbag.

Amanda at the register was kind enough to hold it up for me to snap a photo



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