Getting ready for Fashion Week- My guide to “Getting The Look For Less”

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With Fashion Week fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of my favorite looks, that I seem to see every year.   Lately, every magazine, newspaper and blog is filled with images of stylish fashionistas, celebs, and designers, all decked out in high end couture head to toe.  It can be daunting to think the average girl needs to spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars to look chic and “current”.  Well, that is where the idea for this guide came from.  I picked 6 of this season’s hottest trends, and also looks I often see on and off the runway, and I paired the high end choice, with the more affordable alternative.  (Trust me, I am all for the investment piece now and then, as evidenced by my Balenciaga jackets and Celine handbags, but if I shopped “high end” all the time, I would be on the street, unable to pay my overpriced NYC rent! LOL)  So, mixing high and low end items is the only way to go! And with the things I picked out here, you could be looking like a fashionista in no time…..sans heavy credit card debt!
Top Row:
The Stuart Weitzmans are $329, (down from $650) -VS- $104.99 for the Sam Edelmans.

 

2) Celine Trapeze bag-VS -Asos Leather Bar Detail Bag
The Celine bag retails for $2800 -VS-$129.31 for the Asos bag with the same look!!

 

$2309 for the Balenciaga -VS- $116 for the Topshop jacket
(HUGE price difference! Both are leather, and the Topshop one looks amazing!)

 

Second Row:
$1409 for the Nina Ricci coat -VS- $119.99 for the J Crew coat!
Neon wool coats are great to brighten up your Winter days, but you don’t need to spend over $1000 to get the look!

 

$225 for the Robert Rodriguez -VS- $19.80 for the Forever 21 skirt
I admit, I buy tons of stuff at Forever 21! And a frilly black skirt is a staple for every fashionista! Pair it with booties, and a leather jacket to toughen the look!

 

$1,195 for the Phillip Lim -VS-$89.95 for the Free People jacket
(Honestly, they look almost the SAME! And I just picked up the Free People jacket for myself! Gorgeous! Stay tuned for photos in future blog posts)

 

Which are your favorite? Are you looking forward to Fashion Week? Tell me the comments section below!
xoxoxo
Julie

Jewelry Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

566adc3c b010 4b00 bf21 7f88cb0ca024wallpaper Jewelry Trends for Spring/Summer 2012There is nothing that I love more then buying new jewelry for Spring and Summer. With the warmer weather, and lighter clothing we will be wearing, it’s the best opportunity to show off awesome new necklaces, chains, and rings!  Trending this season of course is neon, jewelry with spikes and studs, and organic styles like vine shaped earrings and geometric shaped rings.  I tired to include a bit of everything in this post, including some of my favorite neon pics.  How gorgeous is that neon blue necklace above??? (And it’s super affordable too!)  I love that gorgeous spike bracelet pictured above in the bottom row from Asos. It’s super affordable at under $15, but if you really want to invest in a gorgeous bracelet……..get this CC Skye bracelet. It’s gold plated, and will last you forever. Great investment piece! But again, if that price is too much for you right now, the Asos version is a great alternative.

Read below for info on all the products featured above. Which ones will you buy???

xoxo

Julie

Top row from left to right:

1) Asos Swallows Bangles, 2) Pom Pom Necklace, 3) Noir Neon Crystal Necklace

Second row:

1) Adia Kibur Neon Blue Necklace   2) Neon pink leather bracelet, 3) Gold Multi Circle Ring

Bottom row:

1) House of Harlow ring,  2) Asos Gold Spike Bracelet, 3) Low Luv Abstract Hoop Earrings

Please let me know in the comments if you have purchased anything from the list above, and how you like your jewelry!

xoxoxo

Neon brights

IMG 4868 1 Neon brightsI am just LOVING this weather! 70 degrees again in March! I had an amazing day today hanging at my good friend’s (and fellow awesome blogger’s) house, helping her purge her wardrobe, and get rid of things she does NOT need. God, I need to do the same thing! LOL

I threw on this new top I got from Zara, which was slightly sheer, and gave me the ideal chance to show off my neon pink bra from Victoria’s Secret. This is another great way to wear neon that isn’t too much “in your face”.  It’s a hint of color, and a great way to brighten up a plain top. I had to also take out my cobalt blue Celine luggage tote again. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I will definitely be wearing this a lot more. LOVE the cobalt blue mixed with other neons as well. How are you wearing neon this season so far?  More photos after the break. icon wink Neon brights

xoxo

Julie

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