Friday, June 29, 2012


These last several days have been super successful for me shopping wise. Not only did I finally receive most of my orders from last week (everything is amazing, by the way!) I was also able to score a few more deals like Jason Wu Veruschka Limited Edition sunglasses for $79 (!!!), a Furla handbag for my mom for $129 and even a pair of Karen Millen shoes for $64.95 with an extra discount! 

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As you can see I am not messing around! Considering that most sales have reached their peak and that many brands are running additional promotions for this 4th of July holiday weekend this is the perfect time to fill any gaps in your wardrobe. I am still on my endless search for the perfect black blazer and a pure white handbag both of which are surprisingly rare to come across.

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Anyway, I will continue to look for those pieces this weekend and who knows maybe something else. I will definitely visit the Karen Millen store in Century City (they are running an extra 20% off already reduced prices in stores and online), BCBG Max Azria with the same extra 20% off of sale items promotion and maybe I'll take a look at Charles David shoes (30% off any regular price merchandise, extra 50% (!) of markdowns). Those guys definitely deserve a piece of your shopping cake in this sale extravaganza!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shine of foil

7 For All Mankind Cut off short in Light grey with Silver brocade foil,
Victoria's Secret PINK top, GUESS? necklace, MANGO top,
Charles David sandals

This summer the sparkle of sequins and crystals has been partially substituted by the shine of metallics executed in flowy fabrics, bold lurex embroideries and prints. Foil print in particular stand out most among the others for its novel technique and modern look.

Foil jeans, shorts and jackets are definitely eye-catchers. Festive and chic, they are so perfect for a night out  on the town and at the same time are a great way to elevate a casual day outfit while still keeping it quite laid-back.

7 For All Mankind Carlie cut off short in
Classic vintage blue with Silver foil (on sale for $99!)

7 For All Mankind Cut off short
in Mint with Gold brocade foil (on sale for $89!)

7 For All Mankind Cut off short
in Peach with Gold foil (on sale for $89!)

7 For All Mankind Denim jacket
in Classic vintage blue with silver foil (on sale for $199!)

Work the rest of your ensemble around the foil piece; stay focused and keep the focal point on that foil item. At the same time don’t hesitate with accessories, be bold and edgy – add more color, more metallics, mix and match them and be confident in your choices. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Big and fun earrings

GUESS? earrings, top, shorts,
7 For All Mankind denim jacket,
Charles by Charles David wedge sandals,
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch

This season jewelry is especially bold and earrings are no exception. Long and big, they are a major focal point of your look for both day and evening.

GUESS? earrings, cardigan,
7 For All Mankind Bianca skirt,
MICHAEL Michael Kors studded sandals,
Ted Baker floral top, Tory Burch handbag,
Roberto Cavalli watch

Particularly beneficial for casual ensembles, big earrings add visual interest and a fun factor that is so seasonally appropriate. They are an easy and effortless way to glamorize a simple jeans-top duo without overdoing it.
BCBG Max Azria Metal fan earrings, $48

GUESS? Gold-tone turquoise large disc earrings, $25

GUESS? Ombre fringe earrings, $25
As for evening looks, big earrings have always been a favorite accessory for “going out” outfits. They are the perfect and perhaps only jewelry addition you'll need for already festive dresses, sparkly tops and sexy rompers. 

GUESS? Silver-tone pave hoop earrings, $25
BCBG Max Azria Multistone teardrop earrings, $68

The #1 rule for buying big earrings – always try them on first. They can be pretty overbearing for your face so make sure that the ones you like also like you J

Friday, June 22, 2012


This week was just crazy busy and that unfortunately led to zero posts on my blog, but I really can’t miss this Friday DEAL FINDER – markdowns getting better and better with every hour! Right now you have a great opportunity to buy your favorite brands with major discounts and also try other ones that are new to you without a big risk.

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Karen Millen is absolutely one of my favorite brands. I am completely in love with its great quality, amazing fits and original designs. Considering that its price points are pretty high I am really looking forward to the sale period when I can get some amazing things without breaking the bank. This week The EndOf Season Sale reached 70% off which I took the full advantage of; two dresses and two shirts for less than $300 – what can be better?! Free ground shipping on orders of $250 or more is another great bonus for the online shoppers.

GUESS? also is continuing to run extra 40% off of all sale items, which takes markdowns up to 60%! Originally very reasonably priced clothes, shoes and accessories now have even more attractive price tags. And don’t forget to use additional promos like $20 off any $100 or more purchase with the download of new GUESS? App on your Smartphone to get things even cheaper.

Available at the AppStore

This Saturday you also can visit one of the Celebrate Summerwith GUESS? events where you’ll enjoy music, snacks and drinks while shopping and also receive a goodie bag and secret shopping card valued up to $300 with any purchase of $100 or more.

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MANGO started its sale too; great finds with up to 50% offdiscount. I am planning to check it out today while they still have good assortment of styles and pretty full size range.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Another weekend is knocking on our door and it's promising to be very exciting! On Sunday Coco and I are taking Carey for a Father’s Day brunch to Susan Feniger’s Street – a place we’ve been wanting to try already for a while. And tonight will be all about shopping! As you know GUESS? is one of my favorite brands and right now they are running an extra 40% off sale items; prices are at the point of being ridiculous! Definitely check it out and if they don’t have what you want online try to hit the nearest GUESS? store where they usually have plenty of sale merchandise. In today’s DEAL FINDER you’ll find some examples of stylish and super trendy GUESS? clothes that you can get at close to nothing!

Let's be transparent - sexy and chic sheerness.

GUESS? Harper three-quater sleeve mesh sweater,
$29.99 vs $69 originally
GUESS? Neon long-sleeve mesh top, $20.99 vs $54 originally

GUESS? Holly top, $23.99 vs $69 originally

Wrapped in ruffles - flirty and feminine frills.

GUESS? Sleeveless frilly dress, $38.97 vs $128 originally
GUESS? Strapless Ziggy dress, $32.99 vs $98 originally

Sleek in leather - pants with edge and attitude.

GUESS? Moto zip jeans - Black coated, $53.99 vs $138 originally

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's be transparent...

GUESS? blouse, jeans, shoes

The heat of summer melts not only us but also our clothing transforming our usual wardrobe into a collection of tiny tops, shorts and spaghetti-strap dresses, the less – the better. But this season designers offered us another alternative to stay cool and chic without showing too much skin, or almost without J

GUESS? Dhanni short-sleeve top, $54
GUESS? Erica dress, $118
GUESS? Petra cold-shoulder top, $79 
GUESS? Robin romper $62.30 (Promo)
 Light-weight sheer fabrics have become one of the favorite choices of materials for summer pieces. Transparent chiffon blouses, dresses with fine lace detailing and rompers with mesh inserts are still weather appropriate but so much more elegant and sophisticated than the typical cotton sun dresses. Like sultry voile they give just a hint of skin without unnecessary exposure creating an easy sexy look.

GUESS? Jasalin cap-sleeve dress, $98
GUESS? Yvonne long-sleeve top - Serpentine print, $79
Use sheerness as a versatility tool; wear translucent pieces with a cami underneath or a jacket to the office, ditch those extras and add some jewelry for your night-time look. An easy transformation with an astonishing effect!

Wrapped in ruffles

GUESS? dress, shoes,
7 For All Mankind jacket

So many trends this season like lace and eyelets are all about femininity in its fullest and ruffles are clearly all about that too. Cute and flirty, they are absolutely perfect for airy sun dresses, light tops and colorful skirts.

Calvin Klein Ruffle Tiered Chiffon Dress, $138
(at Nordstrom)

GUESS? Georgia Sleeveless top, $49

GUESS? One-shoulder Olena dress, $89
Ruffles aren't restricted by age or body type, but in the last case should be used very tactically. Pick pieces with frills strategically placed right where you would like to add some volume (for example, a ruffle bikini makes a small chest look fuller) or to camouflage problem areas (a top with a wide flat ruffle along the neck will distract from wider hips).

GUESS? Samantha sleeveless top - Festive print, $59

T by Tadashi V-Neck Tiered Ruffle Skirt Chiffon Dress, $138
(at Nordstrom)
When wearing frills try to keep the rest of your outfit fairly simple, don’t let anything compete with the already complex texture. For that same reason be light with jewelry, especially avoid massive chunky necklaces but use full freedom with earrings. Choose light strappy shoes or sandals to complete your weightless and whimsical look.

Glint Ruffle Front Clutch, $88
(at Nordstrom)

RED Valentino Sequin Tote, $595
(at Nordstrom)

Stuart Weitzman Gigiritz Pump, $298
(at Nordstrom)

VANELi Gazhel Pump, $124.95
(at Nordstrom)

Ruffle accessories are an easy way to add visual interest and a feminine touch to a simple casual outfit and of course to intensify the sexiness and sophistication of an elegant evening ensemble.