Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sponsor Chic: Early Spring Accessory Shopping

Ok, ok, I realize I'm jumping the gun a tad here, but how fab would this clutch be with the cutest summer dress or swingy skirt for this upcoming spring?

Cady Briar Green & White Clutch $45

I'm picturing a warm, spring day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the grass is green again, delicate pink flowers are poking out of their green shells, and there's a slight, cool breeze gently wisping at your skirt. You're rocking your fave designer sunglasses and looking too-cool with your Cady Briar Clutch. Now all you need is a latte, a good magazine (or some eye candy) and you're set!

The Cady Briar clutch is available at The Pear Project. Click here to start shopping all the purses available at The Pear Project.


Shopping the Nordstrom Sale time. Get your shopping shoes on's Deal Time! Here are my faves from the Nordstrom sale:

Maggy London Halter Trapeze Dress $75.90 (from $128)

Maggy London Chiffon Dress with Sash $75.90 (from $128)

L.A.M.B. 'Frosted Love Aviano' Satchel $414.90 (from $625)

Eight Sixty Dolman Sleeve Knit Tunic $51.90 (from $78)

MARC BY MARC JACOBS '674911' Pump $161.90 (from $325)

Laundry by Design Silk Cardigan $116.90 (from $195)

JJ Basics Lurex® Cardigan (no longer available online, but check was right around $20-30!)

Which one is your fave? Have you gotten any good sales this season?

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sponsor Chic: Time To Treat Yourself

The holidays are officially over (at least holiday shopping is...unless you give gifts for New Year's...hey, any occasion is a good occasion for gift-giving right?). So, now that you've finished all your shopping for other people, it's time for you to get a little selfish. Yea, you heard me...selfish! You deserve it after all that hard work! If you have some money left over from your Christmas shopping or After-Christmas-sale-shopping or have extra Christmas money you got in your stocking, or if maybe you saved up some money just so you could treat yourself (some of us get annual bonuses, no?), now is the time to find the perfect little something to tell yourself, "Thank you!"

Why not get some handmade, skin-nourishing whipped body butter from Winks & Co?

One yummy body butter can be yours for a mere $10 a jar.

I know it's December and all, and spring won't be here for a few months, but why not pick up a couple warm-weather scents to get in the spirit of welcoming the warmth of the summer sun? Try White Coral Nectarine, Guava Berry, or Citrus Jasmine to get your skin in the spirit of spring/summer!

Remember, if you can't pick just one scent you love, try a few by getting a "celebrate with us!" package so you get six fab scents for the price of five.

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Pin-Up Shoes

I think I need me a pair of seeexy are some extra-hot pin-up shoes:

Dolce Vita Mamie-4 $ 146.95

Betsey Johnson Weston $ 190.00

Kate Spad Gabrielle $328.95

D&G Dolce & Gabbana DS0535-E7190-89607 $573.95

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! No posts for a couple more days from me...I'm on vacation! Be back soon! Kisses :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shopping For Rehearsal Dinner Dresses

There's something about weddings that makes you want to just throw all forms of budget out the window. Especially when you are browing the Neiman Marcus resort catalog, start thinking about Rehearsal Dinner dress shopping, and stumble upon such fabulousness as this:

Catherine Malandrino Sambala Dress

Yoana Baraschi Silk Petal-Collar Dress

David Meister Twisted-Waist Jersey Dress

I could always work the "beach-theme" and do a casual-chic dress code and sport this hauteness:

Diane von Furstenberg Jersey Patio Dress

Did I mention I'm having a destination wedding in the Bahamas, making these resort dresses even more perfect? Need I say more or shall I let my Neiman's card do the talking? lol. Juuuuust kidding. I'm trying to pay off credit cards, not run them up. There iiissss always my bonus, though. Hmmm...what to buy? What do you think ladies? What should I get for my rehearsal dinner dress? Should I splurge here? Maybe I should save my splurge money for some nice shoes instead? Although, a dress will be much more wearable...I'll probably be rocking flip flops for shoes.

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New D Celestine Limited Designs

Hey guys, as most of you know, in addition to blogging, I also handmake jewelry! I spent nearly all day yesterday photographing, photo editing, and uploading new designs to my web site. Click here to check out my latest designs. Here's a sneak peek:

Lovely Lindy - $18

Vampy - $30

Amira - $55

Multi-Mingled - $42

All orders come with FREE gift wrap and FREE SHIPPING! Click here to start shopping my new designs.

Let me know what you think!

Best of the Blogs: Week Ending 12/17/07

The Glam Guide has the perfect makeup compact for "Serious Glam Girls"

Flair has tips on eyebrows and their first giveaway! Enter today (you have until 12/22)!

Couture in the City has tips on getting the Rachel Bilson look

Shop Diary has the scoop on a sale on Tory Burch flats

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Rihanna Rocks Fishnets

Rihanna rocks fishnets. What do you think? Fishnets - yay or nay?

Photo: just jared dot com

Talk About a Clutch with a Bow

Talk about a clutch with a bow - Look at the size of that thing! It is pretty sass, though!

Valentino - Laminated Leather Bow Clutch (image/item

Thursday, December 13, 2007

BCBGirls Does Sleek Chic

I am in a serious shopping rut. I think mainly because I do not have the money to shop, which is always depressing and irritating and just plain blah! You know what I mean? I've been trying to stay away from the mall b/c I know I'll buy too much stuff (this is Shopaholics Anonymous, right? lol), but seeing the BCBGirls collection online is making me want to hop in my car right now!

I'd post direct links to the outfits, but the silly programmers put the site in flash and there are no direct However, browsing the fun collection looks is pretty interesting and you may see something else you like, so I'll just put the main link here (click)

This look is just awesome overall. I love layering and I loooove scarves. I also like the interesting sleeves on that top. Only thing I don't like is the drawstring top of the pants...what's with that? The little buttons at the bottom are cool with me, though.

All-black and very Olsen-like, but I like it. Very powerful.

My skinny black pants - I've found you at last! Ooh...and those little gloves...adorable! I wonder if I could rock those in "the real world" without too many stares...although life is really too short to worry about stares, no?

Hey, high-waisted pants that look chic! Although, I wonder if I wouldn't love this look just as much with low-waisted pants?

Click here to view the collection for yourself


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sarah Jessica Parker Rocks Skinny Jeans

This is why I want a pair of black skinny chic!

Sarah Jessica Parker rocks black skinny jeans (ok, maybe they're not jeans, but still!) with a leopard print scarf, quilted tote, and blue peep-toe pumps

photo: just jared dot com

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sponsor Chic: Multi-Task for Your Skin

We're all super busy, especially around this time of year, so it's important that:
1. We remember to take care of ourselves
2. We do so as efficiently as possible so we can accomplish everything we have to do around the holidays

In comes LaLicious Body Sugar Soufflé Scrub - a yummy smelling scrub that not only exfoliates your skin to keep it refreshed, but also moisturizes your skin at the same time! How's that for multi-tasking?!

Click here to shop LaLicious Body Sugar Soufflé Scrub (available in five tempting scents: Coconut Cream, Island Guava, Brown Sugar Vanilla, Passionfruit Lime, and Lily Mango).

These tropical concoctions will leave your skin feeling like it's been on a vacation. Just in time to relieve you from the stress of the holidays, because a vacation is definitely what you need right now! If you can't take a vacation, at least let your skin take one.

If you're not sure which scent to get, check out the LaLicious Sugar Souffle Scrub Sampler

Click here to shop the LaLicious Sugar Souffle Scrub Sampler

These little pots of goodness would make a great gift or even stocking stuffer.

Save 25% off your entire order by using code SHOP25 - valid through 12/31/07

Click here to start shopping Beauty Looking Glass

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Clutches with Bows

I love bows! On nearly everything! I used to wear bows in my hair when I was a kid...or bows on headbands...but as I get older, the bows migrate from one accessory to another - from hair candy to arm candy. Lately, it seems, the thing to do is smack those bows on clutches. The idea is great, though I'm not too terribly crazy about any of these (maybe I'm still in love with this Kooba - the top one):

Aldo - Opera Clutch - $24.98 (select colors on sale)

Nine West - Black Satin Bow Clutch - $39

Alfani Beekman - Clutch - $88

Betseyville by Betsey Johnson - 'Bowlicious' Satin Clutch - $135

What do you think?

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Best of the Blogs: Week Ending 12/9/07

The Glam Guide shows us 50 gifts for less than $50

Couture in the City shares a video of Melissa Wood on holiday make-up looks

Flair shares her picks for "warm boots" for this winter

ShopDiary will be doing The Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways - check everyday starting tomorrow through Dec 21st for your chance to win

Image: The Glam Guide

I Need Some G Zans!

How sexy are the shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti? I think I really, seriously need want some! Maybe instead of a purse this year, I'll get me some super sexy shoes by Mr G Zan with my annual bonus...if I get a good one!

Metallic Open-Toe d'Orsay (image/item by

Buckled High-Heel Slide (image/item by

*love these half heel/half wedges*

black patent strappy t-strap sandals (image/item

Monday, December 03, 2007

Michael Kors Drawstring Satchel (On Sale) is having a designer sale! You can save up to 40% off your fave designers. I like this Michael Kors purse - very simple, but very versatile:

Michael Kors Drawstring Satchel (On Sale from $1,295 to $907)

Click here to shop the sale

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Best of the Blogs: Week Ending 12/2/2007

This was supposed to be posted Sunday night, but my lappie crapped out on me...I need a new one...Santa, bring me one, please!?

Flair posts here fave celeb styles

ShopDiary is giving away a necklace that I made! Enter quick! All entries must be in by Friday, Dec 7 11:59 PM PST US

The Glam Guide has the scoop on Hayden Panettiere's namesake bag

Fabulously Broke in the City has tips to keep you debt-free from your holiday shopping

Couture in the City has a vid to show you how to take care of those extra-long belts

The Attack of Hot Pink - Spring 2008

Love it or hate it, it appears that hot pink is headed our way in a big way for Spring 2008. I found these hot pink items while browsing the Neiman Marcus Resort Collection:

Dior Miss Dior Platform Pump

Manolo Blahnik Shiny Sequin Pump, Red & Fuchsia

Salvatore Ferragamo Yoko Napa Tote

Donna Karan Collection Twisted Cap-Sleeve Dress (this dress looks really sassy in black)

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