UK Style by French Connection

Love Brit- inspired fashion, but don’t want to pay the price tag? Then UK Style by French Connection is just for you and the best part is you can purchase the new line at Sears or Sears.com.  The collection features, many items you can mix and match like dresses, jackets, tops, leggings, and jumpsuits. They also feature clothing for men and children all with price points under $100. I have always been a fan of French Connection but never loved the price, so I have to say the UK Style line is pretty impressive. Below are a few of my favorite looks. 


Nikki Hilton at The UK Style Launch party wearing the Leopard Sequin Dress $99

Sequin Front Tank Dress $49.90


Nikki Reed the Cross Over Romper $34.50
Posted by Caitlin at 3/21/2011 3:25 PM | View Comments (1) | Add Comment

The Golden Touch?

Jessica Simspon’s shoe line has been widely successful (I admit I have a pair and they are so comfortable), so I can understand that Ivanka Trump would want to join.  Everything her family has there hands on now days only brings in the big bucks! The collection — which includes a selection of high heels, flip-flops, active shoes, and ballet flats — will retail from $80 to $140. “There’s a great opportunity to position stylish, yet refined, shoes,” said Ivanka. “What you tend to see are totally unwearable, over-the-top styles, or [looks that are] comfortable to the point of forgoing any appealing aesthetic. I’m going for the middle.” 

I recently just saw her shoes while I was shopping last weekend and in my opinion they are great for the office but I would have another pair in my bag to change into if I were going out for drinks after work! I’ve also read where Ivanka is possibly creating an eyewear apparel line in the future.  But for now, are you more interested in her footwear collection or The Donald running for President? 





Posted by Caitlin at 3/18/2011 10:54 AM | View Comments (3) | Add Comment

Pray for Japan

Check out Lady Gaga’s wristband that she designed for fans to purchase on her official online store.  According to reports she says all proceeds will benefit victims of the horrible disaster. The $5 price tag can be voluntarily increased by buyers wishing to boost their monetary donations. “We Pray For Japan” is emblazoned on the accessory, which also features a red hand forming Gaga’s famous “monster” claw motion. This past Friday Gaga announced on Twitter, “I designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet….ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters”


Another Hollywood starlet raising money is Disney star Demi Lovato. She has donated $1 million of her own money to the relief cause, and has encouraged her fans to give what they can.

If you want to donate it’s as easy as texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation that will reflect on your phone bill.



GaGa has raised over $250,00 for the victims of Japan.  Visit www.ladygaga.com to purchase.

Posted by Caitlin at 3/16/2011 2:40 PM | Add Comment

Can You Dig It?

One of the biggest trends right now is the the 70’s and I’m LOVING it!  The best part is I wasn’t around for it the first time, so the quote, ” If You Wore A Trend The First Time Around, You Don’t Get To Wear It Again” doesn’t apply to me  The 70’s were an era  that pushed the envelope and in my opinion help create the foundation in fashion.  It was all about bold colors, prints, vintage and modern, glamour and style, deep and playful. So now it’s time to switch up your skinnies (I know some of you were waiting for this day to happen) for a wide leg, a flare or if you are daring enough a bellbottom.  Pair it with a chic peasant top and a floppy hat for a true 70’s vibe and yet so modern at the same time!  So the only question I have for you is CAN YOU DIG IT?



Gucci Spring                                

Tracy Reese





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Made In America

Next time you are putting on your favorite piece of clothing, check out where it is made from.   Most likely it will say China.  I was watching ABC news the other night and there was a piece that caught my attention regarding how the souvenirs sold in the Smithsonian are anywhere but American along with the majority of the nations purchases and how that is a big reason we are lacking jobs in the country.  Where am I going with this?  Rag and Bone, has been one of my favorite go to designers since they launched in 2002 and whenever possible Rag& Bone produces the majority of their garments in U.S. factories that still sew clothes the same way they did 50 years ago.  Named after the English “rag and bone” man who collects unwanted items, Brit transplants Marcus Wainwright and David Neville formed their label in New York because they couldn’t’ seem to find a decent pair of jeans.  They  taught themselves the craft while visiting the now-closed Kentucky Apparel in Kentucky—the factory that produced their first jeans line.  Today the brand has grown to include children’s clothes, accessories, and shoes in its own West Village stand-alone shop, not to mention a 2007 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear. 

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DOUBLE TAKE

Last season I was dying for these Cynthia Vincent wedges but unfortunately my bank account was dying too Leave it to Steve Madden, who I refer to as the Knock Off Experts, to produce a wedge for this Spring that is so similar to my beloved Cynthia Vincent wedge, that needless to say I never got. I will not be passing these up, they go with everything! 



                      
Cynthia Vincent $350                                                         Steve Madden $90
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SAVE THE DATE!

GREAT NEWS!!! Target is re-releasing 34 dresses from its past 17 designer collaborations. That includes everyone from Zac Posen to Tucker to Paul and Joe and Temperlry London.  So if you missed it the first time make sure you have a date with Target on March 13th.  The Best part is all dresses will be around $44, so no need to use that credit card that you have frozen in the freezer Now all they need to do is re-release the Cynthia Vincent shoe line and I will set up a tent in the parking lot the night before 

ZAC POSEN 



RODARTE


TRACY FEITH


ALICE TEMPERLEY
Posted by Caitlin at 3/7/2011 3:37 PM | Add Comment

FASHION RULES PARTY

Last night I attended the Fashion Rules Party at Neiman Marcus to benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation. The evening was filled with cocktails, Hors d’œuvre and of course fashion! The models were styled in the iconic Halston Heritage. My favorite of the night was the Halston Heritage One Shoulder Ruffle Dress, the epitome of 70’s Glamour, I can not get enough of it!!! 




Jason Taylor with his stunning wife Katina


Halston Heritage One Shoulder Ruffle Dress


Chatting with Katina, I’m obsessed with her blazer, LOVE the studs!!!



For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation log onto www.jasontaylorfoundation.com
Posted by Caitlin at 3/4/2011 10:26 AM | Add Comment

WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?

We all know that Kate Moss has been the epitome of fashion since she put on her Calvins, but this time it looks like she went straight to her pantry and rolled her self in florescent saran wrap! And need I even mention pairing it with fur? What was she thinking???

Posted by Caitlin at 2/24/2011 9:02 AM | Add Comment

NO PASSPORT NEEDED

Leave your passport at home, all you need is your wallet to cash in on this Springs Safari and Tribal Trends.  Traditional leather and khaki styles are always a basic, but new modern approaches such as transparency and prints have been spotted.  FYI..Tribal prints are one of my FAVORITES whether its jewelry, a bold colored romper , or an amazing shoe! What can you add to your safari trip?
 
Posted by Caitlin at 2/22/2011 4:03 PM | View Comments (1) | Add Comment

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