Friday, April 29, 2011

Street Thread: Top looks of the week!

Cambridge Satchel Satchel, Forever21 Shoes, Zara Blazer
Carolina E., Stockholm via fashionsquad
American Apparel 3d Flower Top, Undefined Skirt, Moschino Vintage, Zara Orange Red
Frickys S., Bulgaria via
Storets Leather Jacket
Chiara F., Milano via
Julius Black Summer Scarve, Cheap Mondays Gray Jean, Zara Black Shirt, Lee Cooper Black Leater Bag
Marwan E., Casablanca, Morocco via
Jeffrey Campbell Foxy, Charmant Of Sweden Tan Clutch From Http://Shop.Creativelounge.Se, H&M Fringe Poncho, H&M Wooden Cocktail Ring
Anna W., Umea via

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello Recessionistas!
What a beautiful day in NYC. Go to the park, eat ice cream and take a little time to check out the sales we posted just for YOU. They are in the side bar and are starting tomorrow! Hope you enjoy the savings! Here's to being a Smart Shoppeuse!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just because we love it!

Anya Hindmarch
Boat Bag Large canvas tote by Anya Hindmarch, $135.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just a thought...

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Chinese Proverbs

Friday, April 22, 2011

Street Thread: Bright idea!

black shoes - black sunglasses - blue tailored Paperbag Vintage pants - black ze
Kristenmo via chictopia
Visit Http://Itscamilleco.Com To Know What Brands I'm Wearing
Camille C., Manilla via
heather gray madewell sweater - orange vintage skirt - brown Michael Kors sandal
Delmymaya, via chictopia.
Cambridge Satchel Bag, Asos Palazzo Pants
Carolina E., Stockholm via

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Street Thread: Favorite looks this week!

navy wide legs H&M jeans - peach asos blazer - striped H&M top
Halliedaily, California via chictopia
Http://Www.Jaglever.Com, Lace Top From Pitaya, Scarf From Vintage, Burnt Orange Skirt From Urban Outfitters
Rachel-Marie, Chicago via
Keidy K, Ukraine via

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello beauties,
I posted new sales for you in the side bar under Recessionista Files! Today is a beautiful day so go crazy!
XoxO Kelie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just a thought...

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J.K. Rowling

Friday, April 15, 2011

Street Thread: Top looks of the week

Time to give some street cred to the Street Thread!
Saba dress - vintage bag - Charles & Keith heels via chictopia
Unknown cyclist, New York, the Sartorialist
Kristina B., via Lookbook
Chanel Goth, Paris, the Sartorialist
Dark Beige Blazer From Www.Trixiave.Com
Trixie S., via Lookbook
XoxO Kelie

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Style File: Secrets Revealed

Secret #37
As long as you are up for it, always favor high heels. The added height makes for cleaner lines, extra confidence and a polished look. Flats are great but there nothing like the added boost of a heeled shoe.
If stacked and thin heels don't agree with your feet, try on a wedge. It is the perfect compromise. You still get the added inches without the pain.
Try these...
Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin espadrilles, $545.00 reg. price
Parallel Universe...
KORS Michael Kors Violet Natural Leather
Michael Kors espadrilles, $126.75 on sale.
Recessionista reality check...
Steve Madden Fauntain Taupe Patent
Steve Madden espadrilles, $59.25 on sale.
PLUS... Find your PERFECT height!
When picking out a high heel, it must pass the walk-in-them test. Remember, you should always be able to fully extend your leg when walking. If you catch yourself walking with bended knees like a robot you probably went too high! ;)
XoxO Kelie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello my beauties,
It's always with joy and enthusiasm that I update our Recessionista Files column (scroll down on the right). Getting a good deal just puts me in a good mood! Hope it will do the same for you!
XoxO Kelie

Just a thought...

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in the world than for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just because we love it!

Silk-crepe blazer by Dion Lee, $1, 020.

Monday, April 11, 2011

On the editor's mind

My favorite days usually start with this thought or something along the lines of "all my dreams can actually come true, all I have to do is believe." This simplistic and almost cliche way of thinking is in fact more complex than most people want to admit. So many variables need to be in perfect alignment in order to reach a desired result, in this case the attainment of a dream.
First, determining the dream is key. It must be clear, plain, blatant and unapologetic. Second, knowing that the success of the endeavor relies on the willingness to put in the necessary amount of effort is crucial. Last, believing that the culmination of that labor and dedication will result in the desired outcome will unleash power which cannot be contained.
Oprah once said: " You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love - who you really are. And have the courage to do that, I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."
So, what is your dream? Pursue and believe in it! It worked for Oprah!
XoxO Kelie

Friday, April 8, 2011

Street Thread: Color block on the bloc!

Tee From Gap, Skirt From Vintage, Nude Pumps From Aldo
Gap t-shirt - vintage skirt - Aldo heels
Chanel Black And Beize Shoes, Zara Blue Electric Bag
Konstantina, Rome on Lookbook
hot pink Zara jeans - light pink Zara blazer - yellow clutch H&M bag - yellow Za
Frickys, Bulgaria on Chictopia
To Know What I'm Wearing: Http://Itscamilleco.Com Everything
Camille, Manila on Lookbook

Fashion a la Michelle

March 23, wearing a RR trench coat. Arriving back at the White House from Brazil.
March 19, wearing a dress and jacket by RR. At the exhibition "Women Artists and Brazil" in the Brazilian Presidential Palace.
January 25, wearing a dress by RR. Attending the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C.
XoxO Kelie

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Beauty? Check! Talent? Check! Effortless style and sensibility? Check! What is there not to love about Rachel Roy?
The California native first came onto the scene in 2004 when she launched her namesake brand Rachel Roy. The fashion community at large embraced Roy from the very beginning landing her editorial acclaim in publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, W and Vanity Fair. Let's take a look at the journey that led her to unprecedented success.
The pretty face attended college in Washington, DC before moving to New York where she interned for Rocawear when it was still in its infancy. At Rocawear she had the opportunity to lend her skills to every department. You name it, she did it. They quickly took notice and employed Roy as Creative Director for the brand, overseeing all the design departments and seven licensees. From intern to director, Roy followed the road less travelled : "My biggest influences are strong, creative women that chart their own path, lead their own lives and drive the course of history."
Speaking of strong women, in 2007 the mother/ entrepreneur was invited to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show. This affirmed her as an established player in the fashion biz. Her continued design prowess lead her to create a joint venture with Jones Apparel Group in 2008. This allowed her to expand RR's wholesale business and create a diffusion line Rachel Rachel Roy. With clients such as Michelle Obama, Iman, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes and Sharon Stone, Roy is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
XoxO Kelie

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

I don't know about you but I LOVE shopping especially when I know I'm getting a good deal! Sample sales are great for that. And just in case you didn't know, sample sales are not only for samples. You often find actual store items in all sizes. So if you are not "sample size" you can still get a ton of goodies. Check out the sales we are featuring this week in the side bar under "Recessionista Files".
Go ahead release the Smart Shoppeuse in you!
XoxO Kelie

Just a thought...

Whatever you can do, or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it.
- Goethe

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011


One of our favorite Spring 2011 trends is color blocking! It is fun, flirty and bold. Join us all month as we spill all the dish on Color - Blocking - Done - Right!
XoxO Kelie

Friday, April 1, 2011

Street Thread: No coat check needed!

Live spring by association through our top Street Threads of the week!
Blair E., Merchandiser, San Francisco by
Elisa, Milan by the Sartorialist.
H&*M, H&M, Mango
Estelle, Strasbourg by
Second Hand Hat, Primark Wedges, Second Hand Orange Silk Shirt, Second Hand Shorts
Klaudia W., Student, Cracow, Poland by
modcloth dress - modcloth tights - brown backpack modcloth bag - cream heels sey
Amyeli on chictopia.
Opia Dress From Http://Www.Opiashop.Com
Nadia P., Student/Model, Zurick by
Alexa Chung, Model by Altamira.
XoxO Kelie

Editor's Journal: Are we there yet?

Just because spring is playing with our emotions, this does not mean that we can't let the sunshine in. If the weather affects your mood then it’s time to get over it! Don’t focus on the negative but flip the script on your psyche. An unknown author once said: “Life is too short, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.” We are adding to this quote: “dress fabulously”. Under your coat, gloves, hat and scarf, letting the sunshine in, is just what the doctor prescribes. You won’t need to do it alone though. Check out Trend Watch and Just Because We Love It as we focus on spring fashion. The weather may be wet, gray and cold but spring fashion is bright, warm and in full bloom.

Another thing blooming this month is our monthly newsletter. Yes, we have a newsletter in the works and cannot wait to share it with you! It will include fashion, deals, beauty and philanthropy FWAC - style. Everything you need to know going straight to your inbox, what more could you ask for? Join the thread by emailing us at Sign up quickly so you don’t miss the first letter. Don’t forget that you can use the same address to send in your Style File questions and comments. Check out this segment to get the dish on our best-kept fashion secrets and answers to your sartorial questions.

Speaking of style we are featuring two extraordinary women in business, philanthropy and style: designer Rachel Roy and actress Charlize Theron. Find out how these beauties inspire us in Designer Watch and Chit Charity.

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XoxO Kelie

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn