Saturday, September 30, 2006

And the Winner of the September Contest Is...

And the Winner of the September Contest Is...


Congrats to ShopDiary who just won the fabulous indie designer necklace by
Stones on String

Here is the winning entry:

Thanks to everyone who entered - please be on the look out for next month's contest and be sure to enter!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Fashionable Makeup Bag

Check out the new makeup bags by MAC Cosmetics. Sleek and chic, use these cuties to carry your newest fall makeup buys. Bags come in 3 styles and feature a shiny, crinkle-textured outside and black/white graphic pattern on the inside.

Price ranges from $15 - $22.

NOTE: Image from

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Last Call for Contest Entries - Win Indie Jewelry!

Ok guys, I have 4 entries so's not too late to send me yours. Just send me a picture of your latest shopping spree to win the beautiful handmade necklace by Stones on String

Click here to see the entries so far

Click here to see the "official rules" for how to enter - it's pretty much just sending me a picture, but I gotta have "rules".

Remember, winner is randomly selected, so even if you enter now, you have a good chance to win!

Banana Republic Is Having a Sale!

Banana Republic, one of my favorite stores at the moment, is having a huge sale - save up to 40% off!

Here are my picks:

These shoes are great...I have them in black - they're simple, versatile, and actually pretty comfy

This dress is perfect for fall! Grab it...quick!

A steal at 14.99 - pair it with almost anything or use it for fall layers!

The good stuff goes quick at this store, so hurry in to find the best picks!

NOTE: Images from

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Miami Style

My pictures are a little bit lacking because we spent most of our time "touristing" during weekdays when the locals were at work and during a season that is not prime for tourists. Also, after laying out on the beach and being drained by the sun, I was too lazy to ask anyone for their I just took most of these while we were on an outside patio sipping pina coladas...yummy!

I didn't really notice any huge correlations between the various outfits, but people definitely tried to keep their attire lightweight due to the hot, hot heat. Color is always in in Miami, so bring your bright clothes and fun patterns if you ever make your own trip!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Going to Miami!

My SO and I are going to Miami, FL to visit one of my best friends. Besides lots of fun in the sun, I'm hoping to get some really cool "street chic" shots! Hopefully, I'll have some great stuff to show you guys when I get back! Till then, check out some of my favorite fashion blogs in the right sidebar of my blog for some great fashion reads!

:) D

Fashion Friend - Designer Fashion Addicts on Waistcoats

Fashion friend, Designer Fashion Addicts, writes

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day, Waistcoats, Designer Fashion Addicts Fashion Blog
posted by jennifer

Remember when Marissa was still alive? She definitely won’t be missed by me but I will be missing her wardrobe. Waistcoats have been in for a long time but this fall/winter, they are hitting it big.

Designer Fashion Addicts -

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Street Chic - Wide Belt and Skinny Jeans

So, I was minding my own business at my jewelry sale, when a girl stopped by to look at my jewelry with the cutest outfit. You guys know me...I had to ask for a photo. I loved the way she put the outfit together - the wide belt over the button-up top - the skinny jeans over round toe pumps. It was such a cute outfit!

Unfortunately, you can't see the huge shades that topped the outfit off. She said she got most of it from Urban Outfitters - love that store!

Note the skinny jeans and round toe pumps. The colors in the picture don't look quite the same...her jeans were more of a light grayish color than the photo depicts.

To go with this outfit, I'd like to see something simple (since there's a lot going on with the outfit), but something that keeps the fresh attitude of the look. I recommend the Fiona earrings - the crystal color will match anything and the oval hoops are pretty but simple. Click here or image for details.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Preppy Meets Rock

I really love this look by Mena's like preppy meets!

Mena Suvari and Heatherette designer, Richie Rich

We all know plaid is back, but put it together with the preppy sweater paired with the studded belt and this look is smokin'!

NOTE: Image from

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Trend Prediction - Asymmetrical Clothes

I caught a glimpse of the Michael Kors ready to wear runway show on Style TV today, and I had a "love at first sight" moment with the asymmetrical designs he showcased. That being said, don't be surprised to see tons of asymmetrical skirts and tops next spring. Who knows, maybe someone will sneak some into their winter 06 clothing lines?! Here's Michael Kors's take on the asymmetrical look...

I love how the skirt is kinda sexy, while the top makes it look a bit more classy
Picture from

Again, sexy bottom, classy top
Picture from Olympus Fashionweek

Love the loose-fitting dolman-style top that balances this look
Picture from Olympus Fashionweek

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Yay! Success!

Hey guys! Just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know the jewelry show was a success! I'm exhausted though, so I'll start posting tomorrow...ooh...and I got a good candid from my show! I'll def post it soon! :) D

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Be Back Soon!

Ta ta lovelies! I'm off to sell some jewelry at an insurance conference...wish me luck! I'll be back later this weekend to post some more goodies.

:) D

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Win This Handmade, Indie-Designer Necklace!

Ok, so I didn't get a lot of entries to last month's contest...musta been too much...I is def hard to take pictures inside stores, b/c sometimes they get picky about that. So, this month, I'm going to return to July's contest rules for the September contest.

Just take a picture of your latest shopping spree and email me the photo - limit 3 entries per person (see full rules below). Should you be the lucky winner, you get this fabulous, handmade, indie-designer necklace created by Stones on String:
Get Lucky Necklace - features gemstones and Swarovski crystals click here or image for details

Here are the rules:
Theme: Shopping Trips! Perfect for us shopaholics, right? I want to see your latest shopping splurges!
Who: Anyone! This contest is open to anyone, so get your digital cams out and take some pictures of your shopping splurges!
1. Prize will be gorgeous necklace pictured above thanks to the super creative "Stones on String."
2. To enter, simply email me at diana at dcelestine dot com with a picture of your latest shopping trip - what you got - whether you got only one item or lots - I'm not picky about quantity. Send as many photos as you'd like.
3. Each photo received will count as one entry and each person gets 3 entries total.
4. Photo must be your original work, please don't send me copyrighted material.
5. Photos will be numbered as they are received, and a random number will be selected as the winning entry.
6. Photo must be received before the winner is selected (sometime the last week of September, so get your entries in quick!
7. If you don't want any of your information displayed (i.e. name, city/state, etc.) please tell me so in your email. Likewise, if you do wish for any of your information to be displayed, please provide any information you'd like me to show with your entry. If you have a blog (with appropriate content, i.e. no adult and no spam), let me know your URL and I'll add a link back to your blog.
8. I need to check on their "international shipping policy" - but no worries non-US can always donate your gift to a US friend or family member.

NOTE: Image from Stones on String web site

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fashion Friend - Couture in the City on $2 Fab Finds

Fashion friend, Couture in the City, writes:

$2.00 Fab Finds On!

Oh, Sephora, how I love thee!

As I was getting my make-up fix on, I found some amazing $2.00 fab finds that I just had to pass on to our lovely readers!

The holidays are coming and you know that you always have co-workers, acquaintances, and friends to buy gifts for… OH – and don’t forget that scary neighbor that always tells you their life story over and over and over, but if you give them something it might encourage them… okay, scratch that person.

Pick up these $2.00 miracles and gift your way to bliss!

posted by Jillian

See more of Couture in the City's picks at

Monday, September 11, 2006

Looks to Keep for Spring 2007

Anyone else out there lovin' Fashion Week? While I like looking at runway shots to see what kinds of trends will be out in upcoming seasons, I also like to see what trends will still be in so I can reuse the previous season's looks. I found some awesome "looks to keep" on the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2007 runway:

1. The Bubble Dress

Love it or hate it, it looks like the bubble dress is here to stay. I also really like the scrunched top of this dress

2. Crisp White

I loved the refreshing wave of white that went through outfits all Spring 2006 long...I hope it makes a big comeback next spring!

3. and 4. White Sunglasses and Belts-over-tops

The white sunglasses and the belts-over-tops look were two of my favorite looks for Spring 2006...looks like I'll get good use out of my white, Gucci shades after all!

And my favorite look from the Oscar de la Renta runway show has little to do with Spring 2006...The Spring 2007 sundress:

This is such a "bombshell" look! I love the fresh blue color of the dress paired with the fun, floral print. I'm going to have to start working out now to squeeze into that dress by spring! lol

NOTE: All images on this post by Getty Images

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Candids from Fashion Week (Spring 2007)

Fashion Week has begun! Since I seeing how people put outfits are some candids I found on Getty Images today...enjoy!

Carmen Electra - fab as always

Kristian Bell looking oh-so-ladylike

Nicky Hilton reminds me that I still need to get a pair of gray-toned skinny jeans!

Stacie J - Isn't this the Spice Girl? Whoever she is, she looks so sass!

More from Fashion Week later...

All images on this post by Getty Images

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Street Chic - Bubbly Fun

I've discovered a great little spot in Greenville, SC (random, I know). There is a new, hip restaurant called "Paris Cafe," which features a real, live, French pastry chef! I've been to France before, and I've been spoiled on what good pastries really are, so to find authentic French pastries so close to home is quite the rarity! The next closest one I know of is in Miami if that tells you anything. Oh, and be sure to try their coffee...I drink a lot of coffee, but they have some of the best I've EVER had! Anywho, I happened to notice that the manager of the cafe had the most adorable outfit on! So chic...I had to grab a picture to share with you fine readers:

Love the bubble skirt and bublle tank - I couldn't pull off 2 bubble pieces together, but it looked good on her - and the fun, blue leggings and ballet flats! I would go no necklace on this outfit or stick with something simple. I'd really like to see this outfit w/ some fresh earrings, like my "Elegant Eve" earrings handmade with vintage lucite (click for details).

Paris Cafe contact info:
116 North Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fashion Friend - Couture in the City on Jewelry

One of my online fashion blog friends, Couture in the City, writes:

Jewelry Report, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Julie Sandlau Onyx Horn Pendant, $255.00

Kris Nations Mother of Pearl Tusk Earrings. $50.00

Looks like the leopard print hysteria has now made safari-style super hot for fall...horns and tusks are popular this fall, especially as big, statement making pendants.

Want something a little more subtle and affordable? Do this trend LeFashionista style with this pair of mother of pearl tusk earrings from independent jewelry designer Kris Nations. Versatile and lightweight, these are the perfect afordable idie addition to your fall wardrobe.

posted by Wendy O

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Shopaholic Steal - Bronze, Glittery Pumps with Bows

I found a steal yesterday when shopping at Marshall's. Sure, I was there shopping for furniture and decorations, but who can pass up a steal like this:

Bronze, glitter pumps by Charles David - on the clearance rack for a mere $22!

After my yoga class tonight, I took my sweetie out for sushi and wanted to throw something quick but cute on. While browsing my closet, I spotted my new bronze pumps, which have made a place on my shoe rack and wanted to wear something to go with them. I wore a lacy cami, cute flowy, floral top, and cropped jeans - all by Banana Republic:

Monday, September 04, 2006

September Featured Designer - Stones on a String

Stones on String features handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry with gorgeous designs and only the highest quality materials, including Swarovski crystals and gemstones! Wear these accessories for any occasion!

From the Stones on String web site:

"I love to create custom gemstone and beaded jewelry. If you have an outfit that needs a finishing touch or some added dazzle, an occasion that requires a specific look, or someone in your life that you want to give a special and unique gift to, I can create a custom designed piece or jewelry set for you."

Here's some of the designs by Stones on String:

Breathe Bracelet (click title for details)

Midnight Dancer Earrings (click title for details)

This month - email the designer at using VIP discount code "shopaholic20" in the subject line to get 20% off any order!

Check back this week for details on how to win a fab necklace by Stones on a String!

NOTE: Images from the
Stones on String web site

Friday, September 01, 2006

...And the Winner of the Fab 2 Fresh Petunias Clutch is...


...who would really like this fab purse if anyone cares to donate it to her. So, maybe she can't have the skull purse right now, but she can have the awesome "Asian Beauty Clutch" (see previous post) by 2 Fresh Petunias! Congrats Serena for your winning entry:

Next month's contest and featured designer will be announced shortly! Stay tuned!