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.
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 picture...so 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!
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!
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.
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.
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 Style.com Again, sexy bottom, classy top Picture from Olympus Fashionweek Love the loose-fitting dolman-style top that balances this look Picture from Olympus Fashionweek
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
Ok, so I didn't get a lot of entries to last month's contest...musta been too much...I admit...it 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:
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! Details: 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 residents...you can always donate your gift to a US friend or family member.
As I was getting my make-up fix on Sephora.com, 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!
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
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 864.242.6121
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.
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:
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."
...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!