Stylist Rachel Zoe not only dresses the hottest celebrities out there, but she also has her own collection. I’ve see her designs before, but I came across a few of her accessories yesterday and thought…”hmmm those are pretty cute.” Nothing to holler about, but great basics.
Then I looked at the price points for her shoes and handbags. They start at $295 and up. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think her pieces are a little overpriced. I love her unique personality, but that’s not really reflected in her collection. Unless, she was purposely trying to mimic all the bags and shoes she’s bought over the years. Some of them do have a vintage touch.
I want to know what you think.
Would you buy at these prices because your genuinely like her designs and because of her “celebrity” status?
OK…I have this thing where I’m kind of anal about lotions that are not only thick and creamy, but actually moisturize. There’s nothing worse than putting on lotion and two seconds later your hands feel drier than than they did before you put it on! That’s my little lotion rant.
That’s why I’ve been really obsessed with body butters lately. If you haven’t tried a really good, rich and creamy body butter, then you’re dry skin is really missing out. It’s way better than a cream or lotion. It’s thicker, giving it a luxurious feel. I will warn you, most of them will not dry quickly, thus giving you that “greasy” feeling. But, I kind of like that when I’m slathering it on.
If you haven’t figured it out, I love experimenting with different beauty products.
Body Butters range in price and come in different scents. There are a ton of brands out there, including organic and natural. It really is up to you to try them out for yourself. My first experience was with Clinique’s Deep comfort body butter and that’s pretty much what got me where I am today.
Wait…I just saw something called “hair butter?” Oh snap! I have to check that out. In the meantime, take a peek at the few body butters I found below. Do you use any of them? What do you think?
The first time I saw Ashley Stewart’s 10-way dress, I was kind of in love. Ok, I was in love. It was in this beautiful red color and from that moment on, it was always on my mind.
So, when Ashley Stewart offered to sponsor an outfit for BlogHer I immediately bought this dress in navy. Yeahhhhh…I want them in each color now.
I ended up wearing it on the last night of BlogHer. I was asked to host an event and I knew this dress would be perfect. Just like the model in the picture, I wore my nude Jessica Simpson suede peep toe pumps. I also bought this beautiful gold layered necklace from Ashely Stewart.
And since there are 10-ways to wear this dress, I went with the strapless look. If you’re wondering how to tie the dress, you’ll be happy to know that they have an awesome video tutorial on their web site. You can find it here: http://www.ashleystewart.com/landing/10_ways_dress
The dress is so comfortable and with so many ways to wear it, you definitely get your money’s worth. It’s only $59!
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures because I was too busy running around. But, I do have a few pics that Cid from CidStyleFile.com took.
Now, I’m not afraid to admit that I made a MAJOR fashion no-no. I wore a tan colored strapless bra underneath the dress and when someone took photos with a flash, which was EVERYONE, you could see my bra. I think I was just so busy with the whole event I didn’t think about it. So, with a little bit of “editing” here are some pics of the dress.
P.S. After the pics, you HAVE to read about Ashley Stewart’s Passport to Fashion!
This photo was taken by Liz from Peach on Earth. She’s so flippin’ cute! Love her! Thanks Liz!!
This photo was taken by Cid of CidStyleFile.com. She’s my official photographer. Thanks Cid!
Ashley Stewart has this amazing sweepstakes going on right now called Passport to Fashion!
Ashley Stewart will award one lucky Grand Prize winner “7 Days in the Fashion Capital of their Dreams.” You could win a 7-day, 6-night trip for two, to your choice of London, Paris, Milan or New York City, and includes $1000 spending cash and a surprise “Custom Fashion Encounter” (determined by the city chosen by the Grand Prize winner).
To enter register here, BUT you’ll be happy to know that with every purchase you make on AshleyStewart.com or any Ashley Stewart store you’ll automatically earns you an additional entry! Sounds good to me!
Disclosure: The clothing in this post were courtesy of Ashley Stewart. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Tory Burch has always caught my eye, especially with that logo! I’m sorry, I’m not normally about logos, but I can’t help but look when I see someone wearing one of her pieces. Especially if it’s an accessory.
I have featured Tory in one of my first Style & Designer pieces here.
I was doing some research last night for the next issue of Plus Model Magazine and I couldn’t help but fall in love every time I saw one of her handbags. So, today I went looking for a few pieces and found these.
She’s keeps everything so classic and clean. Something I really appreciate when it comes to accessories. I would take everything here, because I can’t choose just one.
Although, the boots are kind of calling my name.
What would you rather wear, the flats or the boots?
Ever since the television hit Mad Men came on the air, I’ve been eyeing all 1950’s fashion. Even Banana Republic has introduced a Mad Men inspired line. For a second, I’ll imagine I’m Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris.
I really want a dress now! And I can’t buy from Banana Republic, because they don’t carry my size. Then I remembered Dorothy Perkins carried a lot of 50’s style dresses and they have sizes up to a US 18.
Don’t you just love how the silhouette defines the waist and that flared skirt? Great for showing off those curves! They remind me of I Love Lucy! Ok, These dresses might be shorter than the average lengths of dresses back then. Regardless, I’m still “madly” in love!
Yes! More outfits from my weekend at BlogHer. And these two are courtesy of one of my favorite brands, Torrid. They’ve really been stepping it up, in my opinion. Especially, in the quality department. And that’s something that goes a long way for me. If you’re going to spend the money, the piece has to last!
Here I am sitting with my partner in crime, Cid from Cid Style File. We practically hung out all weekend in San Diego. This is from one of the many parties we attended. I wore Torrid’s Leopard Mesh Maxi Dress and I felt very sexy in it. I even got a few compliments while I was dancing my butt off. I do wish it was a little longer, but I guess it’s better that way, so I wasn’t tripping over it.
On our last day at the conference, I wore Torrid’s Navy Embroidered Challis Tube Top. I was seriously expecting this to be a thinner top, with the design to be painted on. But, I was wrong. This top, made from rayon, had this amazing embroidery. I wore it with my Torrid skinny jeans.
One of the things I loved about both of these strapless pieces is that they didn’t fall down on me. That’s something I really appreciated. Especially, on a busy running around kind of day.
A big thank you to Torrid for the amazing pieces I wore to BlogHer.
Disclosure: These items were courtesy of Torrid. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Via the blog, All the way up here, here is a sneak peek at the Missoni for Target look book! These are just a few of the items that caught my eye. There’s a little discussion going around asking what sizes they will go up to. Hopefully, an XXL! that way I can squeeze myself into something here.
According to the blog, there will be more than 400 pieces. This includes luggage, home, children’s, men’s, swimsuit, and a really cute bike!! I can’t wait to see them all, especially this first chocolate sweater/poncho. Delish!
The collection will launch at Target on September 13th.
Fall is right around the corner guys! Are you ready? Do you have your fall basics? By the “basics” I mean-pieces that you can wear and work throughout the entire season. Stuff you can mix and match. I would recommend the following: Read more
On day 2 of BlogHer, I decided to wear this paisley Jessica London Printed Maxi Dress. First, let me apologize for the photos. This is what happens when you don’t bring your tripod. I haven’t done a mirror photo in a while. LOL.
This dress, courtesy of Jessica London, got a lot of compliments. I think it was this chic paisley print. I really loved the color combination, especially the navy. And I know I can definitely wear this into the fall too. I felt very bohemian wearing it. But, it does run a little big, so choose a size smaller. Oh, I also wore my new nude Dolce Vita sandals. Love them!
Have you been over to the Jessica London web site lately? They have some really cute stuff! I was like a kid in a candy store!!
Disclosure: This dress was courtesy of Jessica London. The above is my true and honest opinion.
As I went through my “green” stage, I was on the look out for natural beauty products. Believe me, there are so many out there, but sometimes they just straight out don’t work. And the ones that do work are very expensive. If you feel the same way, then you are going to really like Aromatherapaes.
Aromatherapaes is a certified natural line of aromatherapeutic bath, body, and skincare products. The combine the most beneficial essential oils with the safest, natural ingredients.
Some of the essential oils they use are bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, lavendar, neroli, orange, and peppermint…to name a few.
I tried the Refreshing Moisture Lotion in Sweet Orange & Vanilla, Nourishing Moisture Body Wash in Sweet Orange & Vanilla, and the Refreshing Moisture All-Over Balm in Sweet Orange & Vanilla. I’m kind of in love with the All-Over Balm. I use it on my elbows and feet. Because you know how our feet get during the summer wearing nothing but sandals.
First of all, they smell incredibly good. And just knowing the company is cruelty-free makes me very happy. They don’t use sulfates, parabens, phthalate or formaldehyde donors, or ethoxylated ingredients (all the bad stuff).
Do you want to try it out for yourself? I have few travel size products for you.
Leave a comment below, telling me why you use all-natural products.
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I have a blue & white tye dye dress that I want to wear on a brunch cruise,
but I’m style challenged on what accessories would look good.
I love yellow and blue together, so perhaps a yellow clutch? Silver bangles (tons of them; Ashley Stewart carries some really cute ones), large hoops and a chunky ring. I would prefer nude sandals with a heel or you can do wedges. Have fun!
I work in a professional environment where flip flops, jeans (other than Friday), tank tops, etc. are not appropriate. I consider myself someone that dresses with “flare” and would love to dress professionally in a way that flatters my shape while still adding some punch to make me stand out. What would you recommend I do to achieve this?
I also work in a professional environment and I understand where you’re coming from. My lifesaver at work has been dresses, dresses and more dresses (esp in this heat). I pretty much wear dresses for work all year long. I tend to look for more conservative styles that I can add a belt and printed shoes with. I also LOVE pencil skirts; I love showing off my hips and pencil skirts are perfect for this. I struggle in finding blazers to pair with said pencil skirts; however a cardigan is a good substitute while I search. Show off that waist! I have about 50 belts that I pair with almost everything. Belts are a great way to change up an ordinary outfit and to add a bit of a punch. Also, don’t be afraid of color! I wear yellow, red, cobalt blue to work on a regular basis and manage to still remain professional. In the winter, I add a pair of printed/textured tights to my dresses/skirts. It’s a bit unexpected and fun.
I was wondering how do you find fashion in a fashionless state and affordable. I stay in Arizona and there is hardly any fashion out here and stuff online is really expensive. If you could help me that would be great. Please and thank you.
I think the most important thing is to establish your style/what you like to wear. This makes shopping sooo much easier. My best suggestion would be to keep an open mind and shop in places where you think may have nothing for you. Thrifting as super economical, but can be frustrating if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Check you your local Salvation Army/Goodwill; I have found some gems in there. Secondly, what do you consider to be expensive? If you find an item you love, you will get much more wear out of it than you would with something you just “like”. Many websites have clearance sales going on now, i.e Asos (and they have free shipping!). Ebay is a great option, especially if you know your body well and what will/will not fit.
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