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Friday, July 29, 2011

Just a thought...

The real leader has no need to lead- he is content to point the way.
- Henry Miller

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just a thought...

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Just because we love it!

Navajo Concho Earrings by BING BANG, $77.58.
WHY WE LOVE IT!
As soon as we spotted these Navajo inspired earrings we knew we were in love. They are extremely versatile and will look great with your layered hair cut or high ponytail alike. They have just the right amount of edge and femininity. What more could you ask for? Like love at first sight it's impossible to go wrong with these! xxoo

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Recessionista Files: Sample Sales

Express the Smart Shoppeuse in you! Check out the new sales we've posted just for you in the side bar under Recessionista Files! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just a thought...

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just a thought...

One man with courage is a majority.
- Thomas Jefferson

Street Thread: Belts, Shoes and Colors.

BELT IT!
Necklace From Romwe.Com, Skirt From Selfmade, Belt From Vero Moda, Heart Gloves From Seppälä
Seen in Estonia.
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Seen in Switzerland.
Zara Shirt, H&M Shorts, Mango Clutch
Seen in Vietnam.
Gina, Lindes
Seen in Gavle.
FOCUS ON THE SHOES!
Mulberry Bayswater, Mittnamnhalsband Namenecklace From Http://Www.Mittnamnhalsband.Se/, Jeffrey Campbell Litas From Http://Www.Henrykole.Se/Shoes/Lita Taupe Jeffrey Campbell.Html
Seen in Sweden.
Self Cropped Top From Berskha, Highlighter High Waist Pants From Choco Chips, Http://Www.Facebook.Com/Pages/Choco Chips/74861184121, Naked Traveller From Http://Www.Baparsyah.Com/
Seen in Jakarta.
Zara Clutch, Jessica Simpson Dany Heels, Vero Moda Shirt, H&M Silver Shorts
Seen in Poland.
Button Down Shirt From Cotton On, Polka Dot Shorts From Thrift Store, Jeffrey Campbell Lana Heels From Nasty Gal
Seen in the Dirty South.
COLOR ME BAD!
Zara Blouse, Asos Pants, Zara Heels, Furla Bag
Navy and Orange seen in Bulgaria.
Hinson Vintage Camera Bag, Asos Coral Shirt, Green Midi Skirt From E Bay, Glo Tan Wedges, Visit My Blog! From Http://Fakeleather.Blogspot.Com
Coral and Moss seen in Mexico.
Pop Of Chic Necklace From Www.Facebook.Com/Popofchic, Vintage Blazer From Douglas Gardens Thrift Store, Miami, Mimi Boutique Bag From Www.Mimiboutique.Com, Forever 21 Jeans From Www.Forever21.Com, Steve Madden Shoes From Www.Stevemadden.Com
Hot pink and Aqua seen in Miami.
Vintage Skirt From Http://Fancytreehouse.Bigcartel.Com/Product/Accordion Pleated Skirt, Vintage Dress From When Decades Collide
Blue and Green seen in Los Angeles.

Recessionista Files: Sample Sales

Hello my lovelies. Please check out Recessionista Files in the side bar. We posted new sales for you to munch on. Just in time for lunch!
xxoo

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just a thought...

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just a thought...

Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
- Bruce Lee

Recessionista Files: Sample Sales

Happy Wednesday! Allow us to brighten up your week with a few sales. Find all the dets in the side bar under Recessionista Files. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just a thought...

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
- Marianne Williamson

Model with a CONSCIENCE: Coco Rochas

We were really excited to stumble upon this video today! Supermodel Coco Rochas is seen here in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with some of her friends. They travelled to the earthquake stricken island and brought with them hundreds of letters from around the world to lift up the spirits of the Haitian people, and show them that the world has not forgotten about them. Letters to Haiti, the film is due to drop in September 2011. Take a look at the trailer!

'Letters to Haiti' trailer from Coco Rocha on Vimeo.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just a thought...

Love truth, but pardon error.
- Voltaire

Feel Good Shopping: TOMS

Pale-pink Cordones by TOMS Shoes, $69.
The TOMS Shoes movement started in 2006 and since then it has taken America by storm. Their concept: for every pair of shoes you purchase TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. We particularly love this pair of Cordones because it has a cool downtown feel and the soft blush shade is easy to wear with anything. You can sport them with jeans, skirts, dresses and shorts. If pink is not your thing the Cordones come in a slew of shades ranging from white to plaid. What more could you ask for? This One for One initiative is something you can truly feel good about. Check out this video for more One for One news from TOMS Shoes.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just a thought...

If we are growing, we will always be out of our comfort zone.
- John Maxwell

Street Thread: He said, She said!

GET IN LINE!
Crazy Cat Graphic Tee From Www.Romwe.Com, Jimmy Choo For H&M Magic Clock Necklace From Www.Romwe.Com, Religion Skull Belt From Www.Brighterman.Com, Triple Stripe Blazer From Http://Www.Wholesale Dress.Net/Fashion Leisure Korean Style Vocational Coat Black
Seen in Toronto.
White Sheer Mesh Dress From American Apparel, Striped Full Woven Chambray Skirt From American Apparel
Seen in New York City.
ALL TIED UP!
Jacket From Zara, Paisley Tie From Thrifted, That Bend? My Knee...Thighs Dont Bend People
Seen in Riverside, CA.
Handmade Costume
Seen in Winnipeg.
STEAMY LOCKS!
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Seen in Bucharest.
Evil Twin Tunic From Www.Materialattention.Com, Snakeskin Leggings From Www.Gigivintage.Co.Uk
Seen in the past.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just a thought...

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
- Oprah

Just because we love it!

Oscar de la Renta, 24 karat gold plated ring, $195.
WHY WE LOVE IT!
We love this Oscar de la Renta cabochon ring because it is organic enough to stand alone. It is the perfect complement for those who love to mix and match and who favor bohemian and hippie styles. It can easily be worn with any outfit and make a statement on its own which is great for easy summer dressing.

xx

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just a thought...

There's only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything.
- Vince Lombardi

Chit Charity with Katherine Heigl!

Every year, millions of dogs are euthanized in the U.S. because they don't have a home. Katherine Heigl and her mother, Nancy decided to create The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to show that older dogs can make great family pets! They named the foundation after Heigl's brother who died at age 15 in a car accident. The Heigl women wanted to keep Jason's legacy and love for animals alive. They also wanted to offer their support to the canine community and have a real say in how their money would be used and so The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was born. This organization focuses on abolishing euthanasia of dogs by funding free spay-and-neuter clinics, rescue groups and through the Heigl Hounds of Hope Program. The goal of this program is to train big dogs in the hopes of having them adopted. Learn more about this cause and consider enlarging your family!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just a thought...

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Recessionista Files: Sample Sales

As promised on Twitter and Facebook this morning, we posted the information about the Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Celine (and more) sample sales. Check them out in the side bar.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just a thought...

You can't cross a sea merely staring into the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Style File! Tip #17

PUT THAT AWAY!
Contrary to popular belief less is NOT always more. Especially when it comes to skin coverage. In most cases, the more skin is showing the more trashy an outfit becomes. So don't get caught with your pants down and put that away. If you must show some skin do it in a tasteful way- do not bare it all at once!
PLUS...
Remember, leaving something to the imagination is always in style.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just a thought...

Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.
- James Cash Penney

Street thread! Top looks of the week!

New Look Shoes, Monton (Mens) Laptop Case?, J Brand Jeans From Via Donna Ida, Whistles T Shirt, Nail Wraps
Seen in London via intriguemenow.
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Seen in Berlin via Lookbook
Seen in San Francisco via Atlantic-Pacific.
Stylestalker Cut Out Bodysuit, Wish Maxi Skirt From Http://Mojomade.Blogspot.Com, Betts Platform Boots From Www.Betts.Com.Au, Agent Ninetynine Pink Gemstone Ring From Www.Generalpants.Com, Cat Hammill Peace Beads Bracelet From Www.Cathammill.Com, Mojomade
Seen in Sydney via Lookbook.

RUNWAY FOR REAL: BLUSH

Time for some RFR. Here are two of our favorite Realistas taking the Blush trend from the runway to the streets.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just a thought...

Enjoy life. This is not a dressed rehearsal.
- Author unknown

Trend Watch: BLUSH

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just a thought...

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
- Michelangelo

Just because we love it!

We are going crazy over BLUSH, the new IT color. We will focus on the oh-so-soft hue in TREND WATCH and FEEL GOOD SHOPPING later this week. In the meantime check out this Topshop bag. We just love it!
Nude Metal Zip Lock Holdall bag, $75 by Topshop.

Recessionista Files

Just posted new samples sales you won't want to miss: Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler and more. Check out Recessionista Files on the side!
Cheers!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just a thought...

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Monday, July 4, 2011

Just a thought...

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Just a thought...

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Editor's Journal: Welcome to the issue!

Summer is in full swing. And if you are like me you are spending as much time as possible on the beach, eating ice cream, tanning, BBQ-ing, jogging, catching up with friends and eating more ice cream. But for some reason I can't help but think about the cool weather that is to come. July usually brings mega summer sales to make space on retail floors for Fall Fashions. Even though the change announces doom and gloom, I try to look at this on the bright side - this gives us yet another excuse to shop, as if we really needed one!
Although summer has a special place in my heart, I must confess that fall is my favorite season in the fashion calendar. Whether I am dressing up or down I love to layer and mix-match pieces in rich textures and colors. Fall staples like blazers, cardigans, trench coats and sweaters make it so easy! We'll show you how in TREND WATCH and STYLE FILE. Not to worry though, we will still showcase some hot weather trends since summer is going to stick around for a couple more months.
A designer well known for her layering savoir-faire is British designer, Vivienne Westwood. Find out more about her life, career and heart in DESIGNER WATCH.
Get ready for a month full of style, heartwarming news and summer fun in the sun.
Love,
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

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