Fall Preview: Capes

by christiem on August 3, 2015 · 0 comments

Last Fall trendsetters and street-stylers around the globe avoided sleeves by draping jackets over their shoulders.

For Fall 2015 designers have taken that trend one step further with the cape.

Capes swept across the Fall 2015 runways.   It seems almost every designer had their own version.  From Burberry to Lanvin and Chloe designers proclaimed that capes are the new jacket.

Chic and easy to wear they pair well with just about any trend from edgy to uptown sophistication.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Kate Spade’s Purr-fect New Collection

by christiem on July 30, 2015 · 0 comments

Even though I’m a dog lover, I can’t help but think Kate’s Spade’s new FW15 Cat’s Meow Collection is absolutely Purr-fect.

The collection features beautiful shades of lapis blue, glossy black and an anything but mousy grey with pops of powdery pink combined with the quirky wit we have come to expect from Kate Spade.

With everything from ballerina flats to paw print jewels, cat loving sweatshirts and pretty kitty handbags Kate Spade makes being a crazy cat lady utterly chic this season.

Prowl the town in my top picks from the Cat’s Meow Collection:

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LOTD: The LWS

by christiem on July 29, 2015 · 0 comments

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The Little White Shirt.

Classic, timeless, sophisticated and chic.  It never goes out of style and looks good on everyone!

If you read as many fashion articles as I do no doubt you have heard countless celebs, trendsetters and designers tout the importance of the LWS.  One of my favorite quotes come from Carolina Herrera in an article in the New York Times:

“I have been wearing a white blouse all my life.” ”It’s like my security blanket — take a white blouse and mix it with something. When I went to school it was a blouse with a Peter Pan collar. I remember for dressage that all my shirts and blouses were very fresh and crispy. They are classic with a modern twist and they are very feminine, for a real woman. It is about simplicity — they don’t look complicated — it has to look effortless.” Carolina Herrera

No woman should ever go without this one simple piece of clothing. Wear it to the office with trousers, tucked into a leather skirt for some model-off duty edge or unbutton the top one or two buttons and throw it on with your favorite jeans for a crisp effortless look.

For Fall 2015 designers embraced this classic staple piece and gave it new life in the form of Victorian frilled collars at Altuzarra, waiter-inspired bow ties at Chanel, ruffled sleeves at Michael Kors, flirty sheer pieces at Oscar De La Renta and romantic billowing sleeves at Rodarte.

This Look of the Day began with a Steal of the day from Marshalls.

I scored these amazing J Brand Boyfriend jeans for $15.  Squeal!!!

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I love the way that light washed denim looks with a white blouse.  There is something so chic about it.  So I paired my fab new score with this drool worthy circle hem silhouette LWS from Anthropologie.

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I wanted this look to have all day comfort (from meetings to lunch to pulling for a shoot to more meetings and cocktails) so the shoes were crucial.  I am NOT one of those gals who can go around in stilettos all day.  I am way too active and my feet can’t take it.

One of my favorite ways to “cheat” a heel are little booties with chunky mid heels.  Quirky, cute and always a conversation starter they add personality to your look and comfort to your feet!

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Stack on some fun bangles and a statement necklace and there you go- all day comfort- all day chic.

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Girl Power: GapKids x ED

by christiem on July 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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ELLEN DEGENERES has teamed up with The Gap to create a girl power packed children’s collection.

GapKids x ED is more than just a clothing collection it is a social movement encouraging young girls to embrace and celebrate their individuality, and to find their own voice – something that DeGeneres has long been an advocate of.

The campaign shot in black and white- features “inspiring real-life girls” including a pro-Skateboarder, a young entrepreneur, a professional drummer, and even a 9-year-old engineer of prosthetic hands – urges children to take selfies wearing the collection and share words of strength and encouragement with other girls around the world.

The aim is  to celebrate the things that make people different.

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“I think if we shine a light on real girls doing incredible things, that’ll encourage other girls and boys to do incredible things, and that’ll encourage even more people to do incredible things, and eventually the world will be a more incredible place,” states DeGeneres. The Ads encourage girls to take and share selfies that show them being amazing, hopefully adding to a groundswell of feel-good, can-do energy.

There’s a definite girl-power feel to the clothing, the collection features non-frilly, expression-boosting—and fun—clothes with graphic prints including lightning bolts- to represent power- and a speech bubble -to allow girls to find words of encouragement. Although the collection’s primary focus is on girls there will be a small offering of pieces for boys, “We believe in equal-opportunity cuteness,” DeGeneres added “I think it’s important to teach boys at a young age to respect girls and their ideas.”

GapKids x ED will be available at Gap stores and gap.com August 17th- just in time for Back to School!

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Capriclear Coconut Oil Spray

July 23, 2015

I don’t know what’s going on with the messed up environment but lately my skin has been really angry.  Dry, flaky and with a weird heat rash forming on my cheeks that kind of looks like acne!  Nooooooo!!!! I have had a ton of readers message me about helping them find great over-the-counter beauty products […]

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Ant Man

July 17, 2015

In the super-hero universe I have always embraced the quirkier less-than-perfect characters.   To give you an idea Guardians of the Galaxy is my top rated.  I love a good tongue in cheek pun, a smart-mouthed comment and witty humor- the character trying to do good even though they have a spotty past and a […]

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Boscia Blotting Linens

July 10, 2015

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..and again…it’s hot outside. The summer months create some unique beauty conundrums. Humidity, scorching temps and daily activity create alot more than a summer glow. By early afternoon your face looks as though you’ve turned the gleam up to supernova. A full-on shine-fest. You know the phrase “Never […]

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Trend Alert: Duster Coats Under $75

July 9, 2015

Duster Coats. We saw hints of them during Spring and for Summer shops are featuring them with everything from cut off shorts to menswear inspired trousers and bodycon dresses. But Fall 2015 makes its official… Duster Coats are hot. Fall runways were dominated with floor grazing jackets in every shape and silhouette from lightweight, loose […]

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Cibu Ka Pow Dry Shampoo

July 8, 2015

Dry Shampoo is near the top of my my summer beauty essentials list. It’s hot, sweaty and pretty much unbearable during the summer months here in Vegas and I certainly don’t want to wash my hair every morning. When I do, it’s a long, sweat filled process full of sectioning, blow-drying, heating and styling that […]

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Summer Rain

July 7, 2015

There is nothing I love more than a good summer rain storm.   This week we have had a fantastic cool down in temps here in Vegas (it’s only 100 degrees). Overcast, drizzly and humid its a treat for us in the dry desert and a perfect opportunity to showcase one of my fashion obsessions: […]

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