Rachel Bilson: Setting Trends, Covering Trends

May 30, 2009 by  
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Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

It is no surprise that InStyle has asked The O.C. alum Rachel Bilson to author her own fashion column. With Rachel’s effortless boho-chic look, I think we could all benefit from the advice of this fashionista extraordinaire. Read more

Best Bargain Beaded Bracelets from Charlotte Russe

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Stylish Savings

Beaded Friendship Bracelet ($1.50, Chrarlotte Russe)

Beaded Friendship Bracelet ($1.50, Charlotte Russe)

As you’ve probably gathered from reading some of my other posts, I absolutely love bracelets. The bigger the rainbow of bracelets in different sizes, colors and textures on my wrist, the better!

You can imagine my reaction when I saw these beaded friendship bracelets from Charlotte Russe.  These delicate, feminine trinkets cost only $1.50! I am now the proud owner of all  five colors–turquoise, black, brown, red and the multicolored combo.

These thin bracelets are great for mixing and matching with others in your collection. Wearing only one of these beaded bracelets is a great choice for when you are wearing a lot of other jewelry and want to adorn your wrist with something small and subtle.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans

May 26, 2009 by  
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Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans ($240, www.emoda.com)

Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans ($240, www.emoda.com)

Rock and Republic is, hands down, the first brand I check out when shopping for jeans. Every time I think that Rock and Republic’s latest denim design cannot be topped, a new and even better style comes out. Read more

Marvelous Miu Miu for Summer

May 24, 2009 by  
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Miu Miu Resort CollectionPrada’s line Miu Miu never ceases to amaze me. Every single design is so fresh and feminine. In this case, I can’t get over how  classy yet comfortable this cute summer ensemble from the resort collection looks! Read more

Milani Cosmetics

May 22, 2009 by  
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Glossy Tube ($4.99, Milani)

Glossy Tube ($4.99, Milani)

Don’t you love it when your makeup looks so good that everyone thinks you must be using designer products? If so, then you have got to try Milani cosmetics. With everything from bronzer and foundation to lip gloss and nail polish, this collection has all the bases covered.

If a friend of mine hadn’t pointed out the Milani stand at our local pharmacy to me one day, I would have never thought to try this brand. I’m usually very reluctant to try new a makeup product once I’ve found one that suits me. However,  since then, I’ve tried almost the entire Milani collection and love every product. The colors are gorgeous and do not wear off quickly.

My favorite item is the Glossy Tube–lip gloss that not only stays on for hours but also has a yummy berry smell. The entire line is very reasonably priced, with approximately $10 being the most you’ll pay for an item. You can find Milani products at your local CVS, Walgreens ,Target, WinnDixie or drugstore.com

StealThisDress! Rating: 4

StealThisDress! Rating: 4

Audrina Patridge’s Style: Rock and Glamor Rolled Into One

May 20, 2009 by  
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Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge

Say what you want about The Hills, but I still tune in every week to see what the ladies of MTV’s LA-based reality show are wearing. Of all the cast members, Audrina’s style would have to be my favorite. Every time I see her, she manages to  look comfortable yet incredibly stylish. Read more

Silk Scarves: A First Step to Beating the Credit Crunch?

May 17, 2009 by  
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Image Credit: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/922180

This week I read an article that referred to “recessionistas,” women who love to look great and still succeed at doing so given the current economic reality. This got me thinking about credit crunch-friendly fashion that will give us more bang for our buck. The first thing that came to mind are light, silk scarves in various patterns and colors–incredibly versatile accessories that have the power to complete countless outfits and even other accessories. Read more

Citrine by the Stones Jewelry: Perfect for All Occasions

May 16, 2009 by  
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Sheba Wire Nugget Bangles ($198, www.shopbop.com)

Sheba Wire Nugget Bangles ($198, www.shopbop.com)

More and more, I find myself choosing simple jewelry pieces instead of ones with lots of intricate embellishments. One brand whose style embodies this “less is more” philosophy and has recently caught my eye is Citrine by the Stones. Read more

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift

May 13, 2009 by  
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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift, $30

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift, $30

I have always used eyeshadow primer but had no idea that a base for lip gloss and lipstick existed as well–until I tried the fabulous Kiss Kiss Liplift from Guerlain.

Liplift evens out the grooves on the surface of your lips, allowing you to achieve a very smooth application of color afterward. For this exact reason, I always used to prep my lips with balm before putting on lip gloss. But now that I’ve tried Liplift, I think I’ll take five from my chapstick.

Two more noteworthy benefits of this product. First, it does not dry out your lips. Second, it helps your color last longer, which is a sign of a good priming product.

The “lift” part of the product’s name suggests that it also plumps your pucker. I can’t say that it dramatically plumped my lips, but I did notice a small difference. What sold me on Liplift is how much it improves the appearance of your gloss or lip stick. For that reason alone, I say this Guerlain goodie is a must-have.

Let me know if you have any other tips for making your lip gloss or lipstick stay on longer!

StealThisDress! Rating: 4

StealThisDress! Rating: 4

Styles from the DSquared Fall 2009 Show Without the (Financial) Damage

May 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Off the Runway

DSquared Fall-Winter 2009

DSquared Fall-Winter 2009

I realize that for us mortals it may seem way too early to be thinking about fall and winter clothes. But when I saw this outfit from the DSquared Fall-Winter 2009 show, I couldn’t resist including it! This combination has the art of effortless layering down to a T. Read more

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