Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fab Find!

Sorry for another Olsen post, but I have been craving Ashley's simple sophistication look since like 2007! Thank God I didn't spend the 40-something dollars to buy this The Row knock-off skirt at American Apparel because my best bud in the world, Forever21 (or "Forevs") has just released their copy-cat version and it rocks at a whopping $14.80. Who could pass this up?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Best MKO Hair

There is just something always fabulously fabulous about Mary-Kate's hair. That wave. Those roots. The scraggliness. I need it in my life. In a desperate search to find some real people who actually pull it off, I've collected some of my faves. 

Nail Craze

I'm generally not too obsessed with Rihanna's gothhiptrendypunknewwave inspired trends, but she clearly hit the nail-craze on the head with these smiley faces. Check out some other crazy nails here and here

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sale Away!

With the holiday season quickly arriving, Barney's is heating things up with 40% off AND free shipping (when you order online)! After scouring the site, here are a few of my fave pieces...
Dolores Dress - Black
$89.00 SALE

Narrow Pyramid Stud Bangle
$89.00 SALE

New Skinny - Dark Blue

$69.00 SALE

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Peaches New Tat

Source: The Skullset

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sale Away!

Kiehls too?! When is Sephora gonna offer a friends and family discount? I'm there every day, I'm totally fam.

APC Web Exclusive

APC is at it again with more workmans holiday wears. Here are just a couple examples of their recently released web exclusives. Granted, they haven't quite hopped on the "sale" bandwagon, they do have their always convenient Brooklyn outlet outpost.

Cheap Thrills: Target for (almost) under $100

CJuniors' Xhilaration Button-Fly Skinny Jeans - Gray Bio Wash, $22.99

Women's Xhilaration: Kayden Utility Boot - Brown, $34.99

Converse® One Star® Haydon Ringer Top - Wave Ecru/Ebony, $17.99

Xhilaration Sherpa Jacket - Brown , $39.99


TOTAL: $115.96

Sale Away!

SOOOOOOOO MANY SALES! Mick Margo, Bliss Lau, Cardigan, Odin, Yigal, Loden Dager, and more! I'm particularly excited for Steven Alan. Better get dressed and prepare for battle (with my credit card).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Find of the Week:

I'm always looking for new and cool places to shop online. I particularly obsess over "knock off" sites because, lets face it, I'm too broke all the time to be buying $1000 leather jackets. So the score of this week is, with their limited collections they are able to recreate and emulate all of our favorite fashionistas looks (MK, Chloe, Sienna) but with prices for those of us who haven't quite reached mainstream spotlight (and paychecks). Knock yourselves out! I sure am.

Sale Away!

Cheap Thrills: American Apparel for under $100

Unisex Viscose Sexuali-Tank, $24
Printed Cotton Mini Skirt, $29
Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Bodysuit, $26
Bull Denim Woven Cotton Tote, $12
TOTAL: $91.00

Obsession Du Jour: Tights

Generally, I'm a jeans and tee kinda gal, but there is something about this winter that is drawing me closer to a true obsession with tights. I've developed a particular fondness for colorful patterened tights, especially these rainbow ones. Not to worry, black will always reign my closet, but there is something about the subtle *pop* that these generate, making my day a little brighter. I'm thinking about buying some white tights and RIT to experiment with. I'll let you know if I come up with something rad. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cheap Thrills: Urban Outfitters for (almost) under $100

Clockwise from top left: 
Kimchi Blue Sunday in the Park Dress, $39.99
Luka Poplin Jacket, $24.99
UO Opaque Tights, $12
Between the Lines Oxford, $24.99
TOTAL: $101.27

Streetstyle Stalker

Can you believe this girl is only 14? I die. She totally knows how to work Swedish sophistication with California casual. Check out more streeetstyle creations here.

Sale Away!

Stockholm sweetheart WHYRED is offering its subscribers 20% off all merch (except outlet). Just enter code Jo$Em2008 at checkout and enjoy!

CFDA Winner: Alexander the Great

As expected, Mr. Alex Wang took home one of
fashions most coveted awards last night. How could you deny his success after developing a cult following bigger than Rick Owens... Congrats!

Cheap Thrills: Forever21 under $100

Times are tough, my friends, and I've found myself scouring Forever21 more often than usual for my shopping fix. Today, I have put together an entire outfit for under $100 for your shopping enjoyment. Buy one, buy all, you can still afford it!
Clockwise from top left:
Triple Stripe Open Sweater Cardigan, $27.80
Petite Stud Set, $3.80
Basic V-Neck Heathered Tee, $4.50
Faceted Metal Ring, $2.80
Snake Chain Necklace, $6.80
Lindsey Skinny Jean, $12.50
Carson Ankle Boots, $29.80
TOTAL: $88.00

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sneak Peek: Prada's cheap(er) stones

After all the hype, Prada has finally released pics of their new "inexpensive" line (ie. under $1000) via Nylon. Maybe this is their idea of beating the recession, after all, could you imagine a SALE sign in a Prada window? I don't think so.

Sale Away!

Racey Lacey Legs

Lace seems to be all the rage this winter, probably because everyone is sick of burrying themselves in layers. So before the season turns cold, stock up on some lacey leggings. 

Down to the Bone

The economy sucks and scrapin' up money is getting tough. These designers have brough that out in their newest boney collections. We may not be starving, but at these prices we're on our way there. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Products to Swear By: Mario Badescu

Rarely am I a huge endorser of beauty products, because usually they can be bought cheaper and better, but I may as well be Mario Badescu's Marketing Director for how much I rep their products. Acne? Try their amazing Drying Lotion. Redness? Use the Calming Cream. Oily, dry, combo, whatever your problem may be, Mario can solve it with a snap of his fingers and a dash of some creams. After recommending it to my friend she told me, "my face feels like a baby's ass". To top it off, almost everything is under $20! I'm still trudging through my (practically) lifetime supply of face wash. 
Insider Tip: Fill out their online questionaire to receive free samples in the mail.

An Oldie but a Goodie: The Perfect White Tee

Finding the most perfect white tee can be as hard as finding a boyfriend in New York City. Unlike a boyfriend, however, a plain white tee is not only practical but oh so necessary. Lucky for you, after some seriously hard work and dedication (taken away from my real job), I have rounded up my favorite white tees.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Out-of-Reach Fall Must-Have: Chanel Two-tone Tights

These Chanel two-tone tights are the perfect quirky Fall piece to liven up all your brown and black trenches. Their neutral color is perfect to mix and match with simple basics or as a funky flair. Available at Chanel stores for the steep price of $400.

Texas Officially Has It All: Vintage Moschino at Archive Vintage

I die for this vintage Moschino smiley-face handbag at Texas-based Archive Vintage. Don't worry if you can't afford the flight and the bag, because they've got a great online shop.


So excited! 

More Cheap Thrills

Piggy-backing on Refinery29's story "Cheap Thrills", I've rounded up some great cheap finds for the ever-poor college student (or Wall Street broker). 

Designer Debut: Argentina is filled with Lovers & Fuckers

Though their site may be a little American Apparel NSFWish, up-and-coming Argentina based Lovers & Fuckers takes its inspiration from all the right places, namely a run in with Prince's designer in LA circa 2001. With their obvious shout-out to 80s punk and 90s grunge, the styling is impeccable and the models are people we could totally get down with. We're especially digging the down-to-earth plaids and denims fit for the likes of Hedi Slimane and Iggy Pop. We're just wondering how long it will be until Urban Outfitters picks up on this.