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‘Tis the Season to Try Velvet

As a little girl I never understood my grandmother’s love for anything velvet!  To me velvet was something reserved for people who live in castles somewhere in a far far away Disney fantasy land.  On the occasions that my mother even considered putting me in one of those mini velvet dresses in a red bordeaux color for little girls, you best believe that I sulked for the entire day, fervently wishing to be an adult, because then I will have the choice of NOT wearing velvet, ever!  Come to realize it, many of my friends have some weird feelings towards velvet.  It’s just one of those looks you are not so confident to try because of a possible ‘traumatic’ childhood experience you may have had with it (ie. Me), or simply not being sure how to wear it and still not look like your lovely grandmother!

Well, it looks like a recent shopping therapy may have answered this!  For the first time, I looked at velvet in a new light!  This time, Velvet was on heels and pumps; the type of heels that would really make you sing ’tis the season to be jolly’ once you put them on!  For this reason, I advise for Velvet on shoes, for those who like me would like to have a fresh beginning with Velvet.

 

The picks: Ninna Ricci ($795), (Charlotte Olympia ($1,250), Stella McCartney ($745), Ruppert Sanderson ($790), Kurt Geiger ($243 or £150), Bordello ($70.45), and Asos black open toe ($62).

The extra item: Use a gold brooch like one from ASOS (now $17.24) hooked to front of a simple black velvet pump to add glitz and glamour.


and Voila!

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A Short Trip to Topshop

Topshop in Soho is always  a top destination to find something trendy and interesting.  For some reason shopping at Topshop NYC always feels a bit more special than when shopping at the Topshop London… Not sure why?  But its probably because it makes me appreciate shopping in London much more.  Miss it!

Here are some interesting pieces at the Soho store (plus the blue lace top first from H&M):

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Styles We Are Liking Right Now

Zara: Lady/Office Bag (Also Online)

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Collection: Minimalist Geometric Wrap Dress

Blanket Coat/Cape: Asos, Loro Piana, H&M

Military Outerwear: ASOS, H&M, Verda

Cropped Trousers: Zara

Wedge Boots: All At ShopBop.com

… and Voila!! Click on pictures for link + plus look out for more styles we like right now!

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Some Items From Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is one of those very interesting stores where you can find great items hidden amongst so many other…. well, not so unique items.  It’s just that with other stores like Forever 21 where younger people can afford somewhat fashionable clothing at a very low price, spending $68 on a regular top for many of them  is just not happening! Especially in these economic times!

However, I have to admit that I can’t resist Urban, because sometimes they have unique and querky pieces hidden around the filled store, waiting for you to find them.  Since I do not mind going around and looking for a piece I want absolutely have to buy, going to this store can actually be great fun.  Well for my style not my wallet!

On a recent trip there, I found some simple but interesting items (below).  On the hanger, they may look not so special, but once you put them on, they take on a life of themselves.  The secret is to always, ALWAYS, TRY IT ON!!  Plus I noticed in the men’s section, some Nikes with black leather on soft grey material.  Pretty nice for girls too!

BYCORPUS Sweater in Green/Black $68Sparkle and Fade Mesh Back Tee, $38Staring At Stars Silk Cargo Dress $29.99

Deena & Ozzy Boots $68Deena & Ozzy Boots

Madison Harding Denim Reptile Boot

…and Voila!!

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Boots: Ankle High, Laced Up, or Buckled Up

Get ready to buckle up or lace up with ankle boots this fall season.  This look is big trend for fall designed with two key feature the laces or buckles.  I have always been quite reluctant to wear the ankle high boots, especially when your body is not model-esque but more voluptuous or curvy, because if not worn properly it might make you look more disproportionate rather than accentuating your body shape or outfit.  Finding the right pair of boots that compliments your style and body, is key.  But when it comes to this style, I am liking it a lot!  Love the sporty/army yet feminine and sexy look that these boots have, definitely gives character to any simple oufit.  Here are some interesting styles at various prices HARLLEM BLACK LEATHER Boot $99.95Madden Girl Kholor Bootie $59.95ANNE MICHELLE Maneater Womens Boots $29.99to check out:

ASH Patty High Sneaker Booties $280Deena and Ozzy Treaded Lace-Up Boot $68Dolce Vita Harrison Suede Oxford Bootie $188Thakoon Giuseppe Zannoti for Thakoon Suede Booties $795ASH Glen Platform Booties $230ASH Egoist Cuff Boot $265Gianvito Rossi Platform Suede Lace Up Bootie $1,125Women's Anne Michelle by Journee Faux Lined Ankle Boot $44.99

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Go Wild for Fall

Summer time is coming to an end, and already stores and brands are beginning to change their displays and ads, getting us ready for the upcoming cold seasons… ugghh!  I would seriously choose heat, sun, and the beach over cold and winter any day, and I’m sure many of you can relate to this.  However, there are always ways to make the coming of the cold seasons more fun, like finding new styles and items to rock over fall and winter.

This fall, it seems like every fashion store has gone wild, and by that I mean with the amount of leopard, cheetah, and zebra items.  I personally like this look because it adds a good kick to an plain or all black outfit, perfect for the usual grey and black winter look.  With this trend, less is more.  A black outfit paired with an wild print bag, shoe, or scarf is just enough.  Maybe a clean face and hair with bold red lips also, to add a little extra something to the outfit.

Animal Print Trend

Christian Louboutin "Lady Derby" Oxford Lacy Leopard BootieLanvin, Cap Toe Leopard SneakerAnn Taylor, Skinny Leopard BeltDiane Von Furstenberg Leopard ToteD&G Leopard Tote

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Rachel Roy: So in love with her designs

I have recently fallen in love with Rachel Roy’s designs, and I am so happy that they (specifically the Rachel Rachel Roy collection) are still available at Macy’s, because I have not had the chance to try them on and see how they would look on me.  I usually have an issue fitting things around my hips, so we will see.  But I have a feeling that they will look great.  Roy is very beautiful and yet appears to be quite a strong person, and her designs seem to really reflect who she is.  In other words, you can easily take a quick look at her and her designs, and see that the designs are like an extension of herself.  Also, she wears her designs quite often, and always looks very ladylike. Ok enough with the “she’s beautiful” speech.  Plus, Rachel Roy is also involved in charitable work especially with orphans in Africa, and who wouldn’t find that great?!

Many of her pieces would complete a woman’s wardrobe, and give them ‘versatile and special every day to evening’ looks.  Her younger looks are also very interesting, which is why someone like me would really be attracted to them.  She also has done recent work with graffiti on her designs including outerwear, shoes, and bags.

She recently had a sweepstake of $1000 worth of Rachel Roy designs plus a chance of being styled by her…. I did not win (boo hoooo)  how sad but then again there were about 2000 entries.  But I encourage anyone to check out her line, and if you have twitter follow her she has pretty interesting posts.  Check out her line online at rachelroy.com for prices and shopping online.

Rachel Roy at Cinema Society Screening Event. (RRR Sweater and Blouse)

Rachel Roy at Cinema Society Screening Event. (RRR Sweater and Blouse)

Rachel Roy and Estelle at one of her Fashion event (NY)

Rachel Roy and Estelle at one of her Fashion event (NY)

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RRR Fall Chain/dress $89

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RRR Limited Edition Graffiti

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