Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
For baby, I absolutely love, love, love the gorgeous swaddling blankets from Swaddle Designs. Soft, snuggly and just the right size to swaddle a newborn, it even comes equipped with a "how-to" swaddling tag on each blanket!
Another fun gift - Babylegs - perfect for protecting baby's little knees while crawling, keeping baby's legs warm, chic fashion statement, etc. Very unique and very useful.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I have to attribute this gorgeous find to one of our wonderful readers! Check out this fabulous little black dress:
One word: gorgeous! An elegant double-V neckline enhances the style of this dress, with a deep V at the back and a more elegant and subdued V at the front, makes this dress stunning from every view.
The length, at just below the knee, making this the perfect little black dress for every social occasion.
And, bonus! It also comes in an elegant deep purple!
Thanks Personista, for the fabulously stylish and even more fabulously affordable suggestion!
Happy little-black-dress shopping!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Every fashionista knows that there is nothing quite like the perfect little black dress. The interesting thing about it, however, is that with an ever increasing number of festive occasions, which often vary widely in degree of formality, seldom does a girl find just one perfect LBD. Each individual social engagement calls for a different LBD. You wouldn't want to wear that strappy little cocktail number to a genteel luncheon at your mother-in-law's club; not would you be caught dead in that oh-so-prim Jackie O sheath at your fiancée's class reunion. Ergo, one might just find the need for two or three (or four!) perfect little black dresses.
For those times when one needs to exude that certain Audrey aura — demure and proper, yet chic and sophisticated — a classic sleeveless little black dress is ideal. Go with something that skims over your figure without resting too snugly in any one area - a sheath or shift dress is perfect. The idea is to flatter the figure without drawing undue attention. If you aren't a sleeveless dress kind of girl, opt for a jersey knit dress in a flattering wrap style, being careful not to let the neckline plunge too low (a cami will solve that issue).
What about a great party dress? I just adore a dress with a flirty skirt that will swirl around my legs as I twirl on the dance floor or even just sashay across a crowded restaurant. Satin ribbon trim accentuates the waistline of this adorable Juicy Couture party dress, and satin banding delineates the flounces. Perfect party-worthy!
So many choices! And (thankfully) so many parties! And to keep that LBD looking perfectly party-worthy throughout the holiday season, Degree Ultra Clear deodorant goes on clear and protects against odor and wetness. So wear that LBD with complete confidence with Degree Ultra Clear.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Best of luck! She She Me
Friday, November 07, 2008
You will find that your peacoat can be quite versatile. You can wear it with corduroy jeans and sweaters, dressier trousers and a silk blouse, or even with a skirt and top! Just remember to keep the look on the casual and relaxed side. It will definitely be a great addition to your wardrobe - and better yet, peacoats are one of those classic items that are always in style.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Hi Darling Girl!
You, my dear, are actually an elongated hourglass, which is when your bust and hips are the same size, and your waist is around 8-10 inches smaller. Not quite as much in and out variation as the true hourglass, but also a bit on the short-waisted side. Your best bet is buying separates, since you will be able to buy larger sizes to fit your shoulders and bust, and small sizes to fit your waist and hips.
With your broader shoulders you will look best in v-neck tops and dresses, button down blouses, classic blazers and cardigan type sweaters. Since you are a bit short-waisted stay away from high-waist trousers - stick with low-rise or mid-rise jeans and trousers. Do not give into the temptation of the super-low rise, however, as this style will flatten your rear view and make your shoulders look even broader.
A gorgeous look for you this winter would be a v-neck sweater dress that hits at the knee or a few inches above (show off those gorgeous legs!) paired with tights and knee-high boots.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Also, one of this season's über-chic sweater dresses (especially if you can find a great long sleeve turtleneck!) would be ideal, as long as it is on the dressy side (stay away from cable knits, argyle patterns or anything that looks too casual). For warmth, again I would go with
dressy pump or wedge. Add an elegant wrap and don't forget a little bling and a great evening bag.
Happy shopping dearest girl!
Monday, September 29, 2008
I have been an avid reader for years….I need help with a very perplexing situation. What in the world do I wear to a beach wedding taking place in the evening in November?!! Keep in mind that I live in the South, which means the weather may be cool, it may be hot. What is a fashion-minded girl to wear? Stacey
A beach wedding! How wonderful! I absolutely adore attending weddings since I have the perfect excuse to get all girlied up. And I agree, your particular situation is perplexing indeed, considering you have just as much a chance of sweltering in satin as you do of shivvering in shantung. In these circumstances I would strongly suggest wearing a dress made from natural fibers such as silk or cashmere, since they adjust well to the differences between outdoor temperature and body temperature.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I am positively swooning (don't you just love that word? It makes me feel like such a belle!) over the gorgeous-beyond-belief fashions from The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley. I absolutely adore period dramas (have completely worn out two entire dvd sets of Pride and Prejudice!) and while I will always fancy a truly great love story I am really only in it for the fashions. Honestly, I was born into the wrong century. I think I was meant to wear satin and brocade, lace and frills, not to mention enormous pieces of jewelry! And who wouldn't appreciate being able to hide those pesky problem areas with a handy dandy bustle? Not sure sure about corsets, as I am a great fan of being able to breathe, but all in all the fashions were fabulous. Yes, if bathing were more of a priority and deodorant had been invented I truly think I could have enjoyed living in the 18th century (provided I was a member of the aristocracy and not a bar wench.) But I digress...
While I adore all things Georgian/Regency, I would find it a tad over the top to appear adorned in lace and brocade, with a 3-foot hair tower adorned with feathers and dripping in jewels. Instead, I am going to adopt Georgiana's style with this gorgeous military style jacket, worn with a lacy ruffle-front or tie-neck blouse. Next, I will bring it into the new millenium with a pair of gorgeous designer jeans and these perfectly perfect stacked heel boots.
I think I'll give the ostrich feathers a pass...However, I do believe I will indulge my passion for baubles with a beautiful jasper stone bracelet.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Finally, a pair of classic leather boots. The best thing about boots is that they can be worn with jeans, trousers, dresses and skirts! Very versatile. I like a boot with a 2 to 3.5 inch heel for added height (plus, it makes my legs look very long and gorgeous!)