Stylish Sale Of The Day! Wednesday, Apr 8 2009 

April 8th

If you need a new little black dress….Teri Jon’s Illusion Chiffon is a great one. It has the ruffles of the season and a bit of sex appeal with the sheet neckline. I might consider swapping out the self covered belt for something more interesting. Lovely! Originally $320 and now On Sale for $191.20 at Saks.com

If you order by midnight tonight…..use Coupon Code: SAKSSHIP9 for Free Shipping

Frederic Fekkai - Technician Color Care Shampoo - 8 oz

If you are a fan of Frederic Fekkai Hair products…...RonRobinson.com is having a nice little sale on some of there Apothia items. The Technician Color Care Shampoo is great….a little dab will do ya! Originally $23 and now On Sale for $16.10. Other products available on sale too!

What a pretty little bag! Made of Mantero Silk Satin……it will be your Spring accessory from jeans to formals. Originally $118 and now On Sale for $79.99 JCrew.com

Ali Tote

Rafe’s All Tote is great for…..well….all of your carrying needs! Perfect for a laptop…..flight carry on bag…..or a day of shopping! Originally $775.00. On Sale for $450. Take an extra 25% Off with Coupon Code: luckybreaks12 Code is valid until May 3rd lunaboston.com

H3TCN Reading Glasses

Those who need reading glasses consider them a necessary accessory! Accessorize and see in style with these good looking glasses. They come with their own matching quilted case. Originally $35 and now On Sale for $22.90 With Coupon Code: SHOWERS save an additional 30% Off until 4/10/09 6:00 AM Central Horchow.com





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Spring Style For An Organized Home! Thursday, Apr 2 2009 

Stylish Organization

It’s officially Springtime…time to get organized and spruce up your home. Enjoy my edited collection of useful and stylish products that will have your home looking as good as you do!

Get inspired to store stylishly with Rhbabyandchild.com. The damask hat box set in silver sage is a lovely look in or out of the nursery. A lovely combination of dots and damask printed on paper will work well in many rooms of the home. Lovely on any shelf or stacked together on the floor. I can imagine rolling guest towels in one for the powder room or small soaps in another. Lovely and on sale for $48.99!


woven storage

I have always loved West Elm’s storage boxes. They are attractive and very useful for many purposes. Here is a collection of Office products that could really be used in any area of the home. The woven material will match with many decor styles from contemporary to the casually classic home. Pictured are a magazine butler….storage bin…photo box…..storage box…..file box and media box. Priced from $22 – $64 at WestElm.com

Contain that color while decorating your space! These heavy weight papered document boxes are pretty useful for many things. Store love letters…….children’s artistic endeavors photos…..cosmetics…belts….. anything that needs stowing in style. Chose a muted or eye popping design. Mix and match and hide the stash! $18 at SeeJaneWork.com

Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers Choose Your Rainbow 60 Pack

Huggable hangers! Probably the place that needs organization most in your home is a closet….any closet! Joy Mangano is making a fortune selling her “velvet like” skinny hangers. They instantly put your closet on a diet and give you so much more space. My home is filled with these little miracle workers. Though I admit that Joy’s presentation on these hangers will drive me up the wall with her style……her invention does work. Clothing stay on the hangers and off the floor! They are so thin that they take up less space……and their wide range of colors will compliment almost all color schemes of every home. They are guaranteed for life and not suppose to break. I have had about 3 hangers break out of the over $150 I have purchased. To be fair…..they were broken in a garment bag that was check thru the airlines. I think these are worth the afforddable price. HSN.com always have special offers and different configurations of the sets. Take a peak here and get that closet stylishly spruced up! HSN.com

Cool and contemporary……Dwell Studio’s canvas storage bins are great for so many purposes. Love the graphic print in chocolate ! Cleaning up becomes fun with a stylish solution like this! $88 at DwellShop.com

Imagine your own closet all dressed up in stacks of these heliotrope boxes with Dore trim! I think these are fabulous. made of foil…they will have your shelves shining with style. Available in three sizes and priced from $18 – $32 at bellocchio.com


Graphic Foldable Bin for Filing and Easy Storage!

These good looking storage bins will brighten up any space. They are foldable and collapse……and made of water resistant. My favorite is the French Twist in black and white. Line a shelf or a closet…..and hide the mess! $19.89 at Delight.com

Clean up that desk and get organized with style! File away those papers in these French inspired file folders. Choose the damask print or Napoleonic inspired Bee print. Either one would make a great gift to yourself or someone who needs a little style help. $19 at RoomServiceHome.




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No more dust bunnies under the bed! Hable Construction’s Hideaway Storage Bins stows your stuff in style. These durable steel framed bins work on shelves or under the bed. Perfect for linens….baby things…..socks….shoes…..or anything you want out of sight. $215 each at HableConstruction.com

Pails aren’t just for toting water. This baby pail in Pink Chocolate looks good enough to eat or store anything in. The pail has been handmade and applied with House Inc Fabric…..then sealed with a protective coating. Also available in baby blue. Darling for the nursery or even the laundry room! Originally $26 and now on sale for $13 at LaylaGrayce.com Thi link will take you to their entire collection of decorative pails.

Paperwork gone wild! Clean up your act and your desk with this set of fun file folders. The set of twelve are $19 at BallardDesigns.com

NESTING SET OF 3 STORAGE BASKETS MULTI COLOR

If your budget allows…..this is a good looking set of three storage boxes from Conran usa. They are made of rattan with woven colored plastic strips. If your home’s color scheme allows…….these are well suited to show off inside or outside the closet. $325 at Conranusa.com

When you run out of floor space……..head for the walls! The MOBOS modular storage bins are adorable in flower shapes. They also come in Octagon…..Hexagon….Square…etc. Eight fun shapes and 13 cool colors in all. They are hung on MOBOS mounting bars and become instant wall art! Made from recycled steel & non toxic rust resistant coatings. Fab for $36 a piece. The mounting bars are $20. Far less than a Picasso! exclusivelyhome.com

Kate's Custom Made Boxes, Green & Ivory Squares

Here’s a limited edition of good looking and handmade boxes…..for the home or office…. custom made for Kates Paperie. Green and ivory squares stylishly store papers…magazines…..bills…..and what nots. Nicely priced from $6 – $28 at katespaperie.com

Grid Wall Pockets from MIO

Don’t be hung up about a cluttered desk.  Look to the walls and these wonderful wall pockets for inspiration!  Made of die cut stitched recycled felt…….they will give your home or cubby at work a geometric contemporary look.  it sure would be nice to find a pen when you need one!  $70.00 at supermarkethq.com




More to come!

24 Hours Of Stylish Savings! Monday, Mar 30 2009 

30% Off Everything at ShopTwigs.com!

A great little site called ShopTwigs.com is having a private sale for the next 24 hours. Come shopping with me and see what we can find…….everything is 30% Off With Coupon Code: MADNESS. Good on Sale Items too!

Montauk CandleHavana CandleTahiti Candle

If you love candles…….yet hate to see your money go up in smoke……get some for 30% Off. Tocca Beauty makes a lovely and high fragranced candle. Each candle has an aproximate burn time of 60 hrs. They are available in 4 luscious flavors. Normally $38 each…..with the Code: MADNESS…..$26.60 at ShopTwigs.com

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Tory Burch’s Ella Tote makes a great Spring statement. Perfect for the laptop…….an extra pair of shoes…..a day of shopping….or a weekend getaway. Wonderful in canvas for $225 After discount $159.50! ShopTwigs.com

teal feather patterned enamel banglepurple and yellow painterly banglenavy paint bangle

These painted bangles by A.V. Max are much like the Hermes bangles I just packed in my suitcase. They don’t have horses on them but…….they are awash with fab colors……and would look great worn together. At the following price……you might be able to swing a set of three. Each bracelet is normally $75.00 They are now on sale for $38. With the above code…..they are now $26.60 each! ShopTwigs.com

What to wear as the new season Springs! Mike and Chris’s Arvington Vest is perfect for layering or wearing alone. Love the maize color…..bright and right for Spring! $176.00 at ShopTwigs.com Less 30% with code at top of page. MADNESS

Tory’s Cosmetic Cases make great gifts……especially at these prices. It is a super cute galoshes print in navy and green. Originally $75.00…now on sale for $53.00 With the code MADNESS take 30% off…it becomes $37.10 ShopTwigs.com

If you need a little cocktail dress and aare tired of your old LBL…..try the agyness in horizon blue! This littlee number has a whole lot going for it for the price. It is only $106 to begin with…..with 30% off you will be the belle of the ball for less than $75.00! ShopTwigs.com

Gerard Yosca makes fab fashion jewelry. Love this cuff with flowers and Swarovski crystals! At 2 inches wide…it makes a statement! Originally $210. Sale Price: $105. take 30% Off with the Code: MADNESS…it becomes $73.50. ShopTwigs.com




Graphic Print Dresses for Spring 2009! Sunday, Mar 29 2009 

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Get a Graphic Image With Graphic Print Dresses

The runways were filled with strong graphic images on everything …….especially Spring dresses. Take a look at some of the best that can be found on The Internet today.

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Diane Von Furstenberg always does a great print. Her Alondra Shirt Dress makes a powerful statement in navy and white silk georgette. Love the contrasting waist panel! This dress just might be a working girl’s ticket to success from the boardroom to the power lunch. $425 at net-a-porter.com

Missoni Pattern Knit Minidress

Missoni is always recognizable by their zig zag Italian print. This Knit Mini Dress has been updated for Spring in a bold and graphic and gray and blue print. If you have the legs for it…….this number is super chic! $1585 at Nordstrom.com


BCBG’S Painted Blocks Tunic is bold with shades of soothing blue. Wear it alone with a neutral colored shoe or pair it with leggings. Either way…it will make a statement at an affordable price. $ 128 at BCBG.com

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Black and white always makes a graphic statement. No one does it better than White House Black Market. This Strapless Silk Charmeuse Dress is so cute for the price! Wear it dressed up at night or add a little jacket for work. $168 at whitehouseblackmarket.com

Save !
$20 off $80 with White House Black Market coupon code: 8822 exp 4/26/09

This Optic Print Halter dress will get you noticed……especially when you add a splash of red or bright pink! it is maxi length with maximum appeal! $151.50 at Mywardrobe.com

Oh I LOVE this one by Pringle! It is a viscose and nylon knit. Great alone or over skinny pants or leggings. The lime green really gives it a pop of color. So ’60’s! MyWardrobe.com $366

B0TM2 Roberto Cavalli Psychedelic Print Dress

Go psychedelic with Roberto Cavalli’s Asymmetric Dress! Love the neckline and the graphic gren print! $985 at BergdorfGoodman.com

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Ribbon Printed Jersey Dress

Another good one from BCBG that is well priced! The Ribbon Print Jersey dress could be good for the office….a lunch date…..or even out to dinner. It look comfy and has a good sleeve length for Spring and Summer. $158 at Bloomingdales.com

Herve Leger is known for his figure hugging dresses. His woodgrain strapless dress down in sexy spandex and a great graphic print. Fab! $1250 at Saks.com


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3.1 Phillip Lim’s Graphic Patchwork Dress will take from the office to a night out….in style. Stunning! $875 at net-a-porter.com









Chain Reaction! Friday, Mar 27 2009 

Dig out those chained handbags you have tucked away….ladies! The chained handbag is back with style! I have always thought that they were a very feminine and tidy way to carry a bag. The chain adds a luxe look to the bag itself. Smaller than today’s satchels and totes….the chain bag works well for day and evening looks. Here is an edited edition of how and where to get the best looks.

Rebecca Minkoff’s Belle Bag in the Sicily Combo is a modern take on your old bag. Great color bocking in unexpected hues for Spring. Luxe and elegant for $395 at Rebeccaminkoff.com

Get a little hippie chic with this great suede bag!  it comes in four great colors……the yellow is my fave.  You will love the price tag……$57.00 at chocolatehandbags.com


Shoulder Bag Oval Faux Tortoise Chain

A great bag for your Summer Shouder that won’t cost you an arm or a leg! The faux tortoise oval chain is a bit different from the normal goldtone or silver link chain. It has a nice light look for Spring and Summer. The woven rattan bag is available in black or brown. $133 (Originally $190) at LibaStyle.com



Glam Rock! Go metallic with the Whiting and Davis Crystal Mesh Frame Cl
utch. This bag has it all going on…..chains…..fringe…..and metal galore. $245 at ShopKitson.com

Tory Burch Patchwork Clutch

The Tory Burch Patchwork Clutch is a color blocked bag with a geometric edge. Love the blend of colors…especially the season’s favorite pink. The bag itself is both leather and canvas…..making it perfect for the warmer months. Really a fab bag! $350 at Bloomingdales.com


Wow! If you wish to make a statement with your bag…….and also an investment…Maison Martin Margiela’s metallic snakeskin clutch is the bag for you! Love the mirrored finish. This bag is a step above most. The cost is dear……so is the look. $1195 at ELuxury.com

Navy is always so crisp for Spring and Summer. Fendi’s fabric pouchette is a fun piece for Fendi. A little less expensive….a little less serious. Love the playful charms on the chain strap! $410 at Saks.com

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Neon is sneaking it’s way back into fashion. Get Rebecca Minkoff’s take on paatent neon at ShopBop.com for $325.

More Rebecca Minkoff! More Neon! The Fling bag is blinged with bold color. Love the shine. Love the look. Available in orange or black at RavinStyle.com $195. Save $25 on a $100 Order with Coupon Code: StoreAdore
Expires: 06/04/09

Mulberry Mix Material "Jenah" Shoulder Bag


Oh My…Mulberry! The Jenah Shoulder Bag is a mix of crackled leather….suede….and tumbled sheep skin. Quite an upscale mix and look! $1,150.00 at Bloomingdales.com


Stylish Sale Of The Day! Thursday, Mar 26 2009 

March 26th

Tim Gunn says every woman should own a classic trench coat. I agree. Banana Republic’s is a classic. Simple. Perfect. Originally $225. On Sale for $154.99. Take an additional 20% Off with Code: EXTRA20. Deal Expires: 03/29/09 BananaRepublic.com

Rachel Pally Off Shoulder Top - Black

My favorite kind of top! Give them the cold shoulder with Rachel Pally’s Off Shoulder Top! You will wear it with everything! Made of Modal and 8% Spandex…..it holds you in! $150…..take 70% Off! with Coupon Code: SPRING09-GC Expires: 04/05/09. This great basic now becomes $45! shop-acquiesce.com

Lee Angel Wide Resin Bangle

Lee Angel’s Wide Resin Cuff will make a statement this Spring and Summer. Great at any price but now on sale at SouthMoonunder.com. Originally $129 and now On Sale for $64.50. Take an additional 15% off Coupon Code: People.com Expires: 04/10/09 southmoonunder.com

bath salt and shower gel set

Give or get the scent of Italy with the Eau d’Italie bath Salt and Shower Gel Set. Created by the owners of the legendary le Sirenuse of Positano Hotel……this set now is at a pamper perfect price. Originally $55. On sale for $29. Take 50% Off the Sale price with Coupon Code: MM2009 Expires: 03/31/09 ultimo.com

H3M2E Travel Thongs w/ Pouch

Perfect for your pedicure days! These portable travel thongs with crystal studded pouch is exclusive to Horchow (though I have seen sets like it). Darling gift! Originally $60 and now On Sale for $38.90 at Horchow.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! Monday, Mar 23 2009 

March 23rd

Today I am shopping the sale racks and for some added fun………I am using coupon codes to take even more $$$$$$ off. Take a look at these great buys.

Oh Deer Pout

Oh Dear! You will not believe the deal on these cute little wedges by Oh Deer! Black patent leather with a super striped lined foot bed…...they were $110.…marked down to $33. Take an additional 30% Off with Coupon Code: spring30. Shop fast…this deal expires on March 24th!!! ShopRobertson.com

FOLDOVER CLUTCH

Chain bags are making a come back this season.. ……..almost every designer is featuring them. This patent quilted bag from Cole Haan has couture detailing and a luxe look. Also available in blue and ruby. Originally $375 and now on sale for $199.95. Take an additional 30% off with Coupon Code: SPSALE09 Expires: 04/13/09 ColeHaan.com

Ali Tote

The perfect tote……for work……for play….for getaway! Rafe’s Ali tote is a high impact tote in 4 great colors. Croco embossed and shine to the max. Originally $775.00 On Sale for $450 Take an additional 25% Off With Coupon Code: luckybreaks12. Deal Expires: 05/03/09 Lunaboston.com

Nicholas K, Ollie Sweat

Sweat in style! The Nicholas K Ollie Sweat top has all the details that will have you hanging out and kicking back in style. Love the neckline! Originally $295. On Sale for $175.00. With Coupon Code: SPRINGSALE Take an additional 15% Off! Deal Expires March 26th 2:00PM EST funkylala.com

Don’t let the Spring Showers ruin your new Jimmy Choo’s! Instead puddle jump in Jeffrey Campbell’s rubber ballet flat. Genius. Originally $34.95. On Sale for $19.95 Take an additional 15% Off With Coupon Code: instyle15 Expires: April 30th dllrainwear.com

style #302222601 khaki nylon croc embossed patent leather trim satchel

What a great bag from Tory Burch! Carry all of your necessities and then some…….in her croco embossed patent leather and nylon bag. If you don’t like to advertise……detach the Tory logo charm…..but I think it rather adds a fun element to the bag. Originally $565. On Sale for $339. Take an additional $20 off a $150 order with Coupon Code: AFF20FS Deal expires: March 31st. Bluefly.com




Magic Act: Camileon Heels~ Adjustable Height Shoes! Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Yes….you read the title right. I don’t know where I have been… but today I discovered Camileon Heels. Had to tell you about them right away!

Camileon Heels are a genius idea of brother and sister team Dr. David and Donna “Lauren” Handel. They have a patent pending…positively perfect design of adjustable heeled shoes….that will take you from sexy to sensible in a flash! No more lugging an extra pair of shoes to work. Run for the bus with lightly padded foot pads and slip resistant toes……and get to work on time and in comfort. No more achy feet after an 8 hr. day. You will be able to heighten your look with a twist of your hand…..for cocktails at night. More styles can be found and purchased at camileonheels.com

Take a look at some of the clever creations. Pictured above is my favorite style…..the Mariella. $300

The Daphne is $260 and makes a statement in red. The statement is “I’m a smart cookie and I am not afraid to be comfortable and look stylish at the same time!”

The Camelia is a sleek and chic Mary Jane. Love the pointy toe. This style will always be a classic! $325

Here’s how it works: Straight from the Camileon website Camileonheels.com

Adjusting CAMiLEON Heels from high-to-low heel positions is accomplished in three easy steps:

Step 1
Secure one hand around the top of the heel, while the other hand pulls straight down on the lower half of the heel to disengage it from its upright locked position.
Step 2
Push forward on the lower portion of the heel until it stops moving and is stowed directly under the arch region of the shoe.
Step 3
Push straight backward on the tip of the stowed heel until it is recessed slightly into the upper heel cavity and secured in its locked position.
Done!
Once the adjustment has been made from a high-to-low heel position, the upper edge of the stowed heel should no longer be visible. To restore the heel back into its full high heel position, simply reverse the previous steps.

Off The Cuff: Bold Bracelets Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Bracelets are bigger and better than ever this year. Enjoy my edited collection of the best of the season!

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Kate Spade:

Kate goes boldly into the Geometric Look with a bevy of bangles that are a little bit retro and a whole lot of fun!

Black and white and just right for the new geometric look this season. The Color Cafe Resin Bracelets are cute as a button cuffs! On the left is the Color Dot and the right is the Brompton Stripe. each comes pre-boxed…..perfect for gift giving. $95. Currently an addition 25% will be taken off at checkout. Nice deal. Great bracelets. KateSpade.com

DANNIJO Designs

I discovered the creations of sister team…Danielle and Jodie Snyder…….via DailyCandy.com. Their collection of handmade in New York jewelry….is beautiful and a bit downtown edgy…..not too edgy. They have created statement pieces that you will want for your own signature pieces. Here are two of my favorites:

The Aphrodite Cuff……part of the Roman Holiday Collection…..which is inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s definitive style…..is glam luxe! One of a kind vintage brooches embellish the center of each cuff…..making each cuff unique. $318 at dannijo.com

The Rozae Cuffs….. from the Cult Couture Collection……are chic with a modern edge. Multi-chained and malleable…..they will fit your wrist……in gold or oxidized silver. $388 DanniJo.com


Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane always makes a statement with his high fashion styles. The Sculpted Cuff has swirls of style! It is art for the arm in 22k gold electroplate. $190 at Saks.com

Kenneth Jay Lane Multicolored jeweled cuff

White….Bright…..and Bold! Kenneth Jay Lane’s Multicolored Cuff is a very chic statement piece that will be your Spring and Summer “go to” bracelet. $205 at net-a-porter.com

Isharya

Isharya’s Indian inspired and luxe line is always a celebrity favorite. It is one of mine as well. Look at these beautiful bracelets!


The Bubble Bangle…..part of the Bollywood Star Collection……is a light look for a big cuff. Like the shoes we will be wearing….the cut out details….make this bracelet a style statement. Also available in gold. $397.00 at Isharya.

Isharya Gem embellished cuff

Isharya’s Gem embellished cuff certainly makes a clear statement! It says: “I love the luxe look!” I love the random way the jewels are placed on this outstanding bracelet! $650 Net-a-porter.com

Emillio Pucci

I may have to get this one! Pucci’s Plexiglass Flower Bangle is so pleasing to my eye. As always…..I love the Pucci colors…..and mixed with black…..they really pop! This bracelet will rev up the simplest of ensembles! $290 at Eluxury.com

Another Pucci piece. The Wrap Print Bracelet is a scarf for your wrist. Golden mesh and satin bands of Pucci print makes this bracelet a whimsical choice. $355 at Eluxury.com

J Crew

J Crew stores always have a basket or container of pretty little baubles. They often tempt me…..not only for their playful style…..but for their “more affordable” price points. Here are two of my fave’s of the JCrew.com Spring Collection.

Designed to match J Crew’s colors of the season………the Butterfly Bauble Bracelet……..makes a bold statement in a soft way. It is made of reesin beads and Czech glass crystals. Molded metal butterflies flutter throughout the design. Lovely! $125 at JCrew.com

A complimentary bracelet to the Butterfly bracelet…….The Coronation cuff is Indian inspired. Add a bohemian chic look to this seasons wardrobe. Also available in a natural colorway. $150 at jcrew.com

Alexis Bittar

He has been designing jewelry since 1990…….and worked with Patricia Field to design jewelry for Sex in the City in 2002….Alexis Bittar’s lucite bracelets have a cult following. Simply fab!

Large Celestial Ocean Hinge Bracelet In Red Coral

The Celestial Ocean Hinge Bracelet in Coral is certainly a beauty! So bright and bold…..it will get you noticed each time you wear it! $545 at alexisbittar.com

VANDERBILT DECO CUFF

Deck Yourself out in the Vanderbiilt Deco Cuff! Retro glam. Bright and bold. This gorgeous bracelet features crystal studs in rhodium . $545 at AlexisBittar.com

IMAN

Taking the price point down a bit……without losing the style factor……supermodel IMAN has launched a jewlery line at HSN…..smart lady!

IMAN Global Chic Amber-Inspired Bold Bangle Duo

So chic….. bold….. and wearable! The Global inspired Bangle Duo gets you two bracelets for $59.95! I love the glossy finish and the contrast in sizes. Hsn.com

IMAN Global Chic Grecian-Style Hammered Cuff

The Grecian Style Hammered Cuff has an organic look about it with the very in style cut outs. $59.95 at Hsn.com

Marc Jacobs

Anything Marc Jacobs is very en vogue now. Of course…..everyone wants one of his handbags……but he jewelry collection is right on now. Love the colors he has used this season!

The Pear Resin Bangle is a bright bold little bauble on violet with gold glitter accents. The outside of the bracelet is a glossy purple. The inside is lined in an unexpected grosgrain ribbon. Fun! $350 at eluxury.com

Much like the violet bangle…..this one is bright and cheery in aubergine and gold. There is a bit more of a marbled look to this one when enlarged. $350 at eluxury.com



Check Back Soon……new styles and designers will be featured as I find them.






Stylish Sale OF The Day! Thursday, Mar 19 2009 

March 19th

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Today is the last day for the 25% off discount at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com Bobbi’s cosmetics are award winning and of the finest quality. I love her lipsticks….shimmer brick compacts and gel eyeliner. Today may be the day to try out a new product or two. The 25% is automatically taken at the check out. Get free shipping by using Coupon Code: INSTANT Everything ends tonight!

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Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

JCrew.com

Take an extra 20% off these adorable Satin Rosette Metallic Capri Sandals with Coupon Code EXTRA20. Shop carefully as these shoes are a final sale. Originally $78.00 and now $49 …with code $39.20! JCrew.com

Sarah Mini Clutch

Danielle Nicole’s unique clutch will make a fashion statement all season long. Love the crinkle patent leather! It is embellished with chocolate snake detailing. At 8″ x 6″ ……all of your essentials will fit! Originally $198 and now $99 at Winknyc.com

round canvas nesting boxes- numbers

it’s time for Spring cleaning! If you are ruffling up your nest and cleaning those closets…..West Elm’s Round Canvas Nesting Boxes will add some style and organization to your home or apartment. Originally $79.00 and now on sale for $19.99 at WestElm.com


All Ruffled Up For Spring: Clothing and Accessories With Ruffles Wednesday, Mar 18 2009 

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Ruffles raised the bar last Fall. Now they are everywhere for Spring 09……dresses…..tops…..shoes……and handbags. Even if you are a tailored girl…you might enjoy updating your wardrobe with a ruffled accessory. Here’s my edited edition of the best things……ruffled!

Luii Ruffle Hem Trench

Get a new take on an old standby! The Luii Ruffle Hem Trench is really adorable. The ruffles add a nice feminine touch. Gotta love the price tag at $98. Nordstrom.com

Boston Proper Bow-neckline blouse

A good white blouse is a wardrobe necessity. Boston Proper’s ruffle blouse is a blend of spandex and cotton……giving it a sexy fit. Perfect for denim! $79.00 at BostonProper.com


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Normally…..I don’t pay a lot of attention to the DKNY line……preferring the Donna Karan Collection. My mistake! This silk tank dress makes a high energy statement with metallic silver and gold dots. Pair it with metallic shoes or a clutch handbag. $425 at net-a-porter.com

You may have noticed that pink is the “it” color of the season…….and a pale blush pink is especially on trend. J Crew’s little ruffled tank top. I love how the ruffles are all a little off center. This could be your “go to” top for the season ahead! It comes in four shades and is priced at $44. JCrew.com

Knit Jersey and a drop waist add up to a comfortable and flattering look for Spring! This is a charming dress at an affordable price point. $113 at Saks.com

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Nanette Lepore’s Savage Ruffled Sandal is a great way to wear a ruffle! Flirty and fun in metallic leather…….they really ebcome a neutral for the wardrobe. $375.00 at ShopBop.com

SoCa St. John Ruffle Leather Jacket

I have always loved the color lime. It’s bright and bold…..and makes any outfit a happy one. St. John’s Ruffle Leather Jacket is tailored in design with the added touch of ruffles for a feminine appeal. It is available for pre-order now at Nordstrom.com $1395

Mandell Broadcloth Ruffle Top - Lauren - RalphLauren.com

A white shirt always looks so crisp….cool…and clean in the Spring and Summer. Ralph Lauren’s Mandell Ruffled Broadcloth Ruffle Top is a perfect example of a great white blouse with a twist..ruffles! $69.50 at RalphLauren.com

Viktor & Rolf Women's Satin Ruffle Sandals

Victor and Rolf’s Satin Ruffled Sandal will take you anywhere! Sexy satin and flirty ruffles make for one sensational shoe! $675.00 at Bloomingdales.com

Atlantis Top by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

This Vivienne Westwood Anglomani Top is a little bit ruffled and a little bit draped. Whatever you call it…..it’s fab! The coral striping will brighten up any Summer day. $276.00 at MyWardrobe.com

Dolan’s Wrap and Ruffled Dress in Mystic is simple and a bit hippie chic. All silk and great for any Summer event. $297.00 at RevolveClothing.com


T20PY Carmen Marc Valvo Couture Organza Scales Gown

Carmen Mark Valvo Couture did ruffles that resemble scales. Chic in coral…..this evening gownis made from pure silk organza. $3,740.00 at BergdorfGoodman.com

Zimmermann Summer Lovers bikini

Zimmerman’s Summer Love Bikini is as sweet as a summer day! Love the color scheme and ruffles that are featured on both the ban deau and bikini bottom. $220 at net-a-porter.com

BCBG’s Ruffled Cocktail Dress is a chic look with effortless style. Love the shoulders and racer back! I think that this dress can work well for day or evening. $248 at BCBG.com Buy yourself a little accessory and save $100 off a $300 order with Coupon Code: SPRING09. Not valid on Max Azria or sale items. Expires March 25th.

Ruffle Tote

BE&D’s Ruffle Tote gets my vote for one of the best bags of the season! The combination of the warm beige and gold studs give this bag a very feminine and luxe look. Neutral enough to wear it with everything……except with anything else ruffled! $1390 at Intermixonline.com

Get on the new neutral bandwagon! By Lovely People…….The Meadow Shoe is fem and fabulous! It has the sculpted heel of the season…..a rubber sole to keep you standing in comfort…….a peep toe…..and Snake-embossed ruffles! $144 at PiperLime.com



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Stylish Sale of The Day! Tuesday, Mar 17 2009 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Let’s Save Some Green! Today’s Sale of The Day is everything green.

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If you have been coveting a Love Quotes Scarf……which have been all the rage for some time now……here’s your chance. The knotted fringe style in “jeep” is 30% off at lindsaylou.com. Normally $88 and today only…..use Coupon Code: green30. lindsaylou.com

celadon snakeskin flat

Snake skin is key to the Spring Season. Get some green with Beirn’s Celadon Flat. They look so comfy! Originally $250. Now on sale for $188…..use Coupon Code: MM2009 and save an additional 50% off the sale price! This deal expires on March 31st….so start stepping to ultimo.com

If you can rock a mini….this BCBG Gathered Cocktail Dress is super cute in Kelly Green. Still available in Sizes Medium and Large ar Saks.com Originally $258 and now on sale for $153.90

Channel your equestrian side…..and try on Tory Burch’s Jackson Boot. Navy leather with grass green patent logo. Originally $495 and on sale now for $297.00 at ToryBurch.com

Michael Kors Astor Large Plastic North-South Tote: online bargain shopping from SmartBargains.com

Head to the beach with Michael Kors large plastic North South Tote. If you have something to hide….fill it up with great green cosmetic bags or pouches. One leather pocket comes with. It’s fun and something different. Originally $278 and now only $84.97 at SmartBargains.com


Versace green logo bottle stopper style# 214382200

If you like having a few gifts around the house……just in case…..the Versace Bottle Stopper is always perfect. I have a few of these……and I am always proud to pop it in a champagne bottle for presentation. it is a sophisticated luxe gift without spending alot of green! Originally $60 and now $32.40 at Bluefly.com

Your friends will be green with envy once they hear you snatched this Kenneth Jay Lane Dome Ring for a bit less green than they did! This dazzingly dramatic ring is made of Faux hematite and Swarovski crystals. It’s adjustable to fit all. Available in green or clear. Originally $165 and now on sale for $132. Take an additional 30% off with Coupon Code: KJL30 Expires: March 19th. Vivre.com




Stylish Sale Of The Day! Sunday, Mar 15 2009 

March 15th

Chicago’s ultimo boutique is having a great sale. To top off the discount prices here is a Coupon Code for an additional 50% Off the sale items. Code” MM2009. Valid until March 31st.

temperley ivory print dress

Oh how lovely! Alice Temperley’s Summer Silk Dress is just beautiful for so many occasions. perfect for a garden party……a wedding……out to dinner and almost anything where you want to feel feminine. Available only in a size 6 or 8. Originally $1295. Marked down to $399. With Coupon Code MM2009 it becomes $199.50! Grab it at ultimo.com

gerard yosca purple stone on black cuff

A statement piece of jewelry that won’t hurt your bank statement! By Gerard Yosca…the purple stone cuff is bold and beautiful. originally $290. Now on sale for $199. Take an additional 50% off the sale price with Coupon Code: MM2009. Expires: March 31st.

One of Oprah’s favorite things……and mine too! I love my Kashware robes! Just received my new pink one yesterday. Super coczy…….so soft……..and great colors! Originally $125 and now on sale for $56.99! Take an additional 15% off with Coupon Code: grechen. A perfect gift for Mother’s day . Boutiquetoyou.com



Take The Jump: The Season’s Best Jumpsuits! Friday, Mar 13 2009 

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They’re………….Back!

Jumpsuits are enjoying a fashion renaissance. I wore them in the 70’s and 80’s. They are fun…..comfortable…..and have a new look about them. They also are a ladies room challenge! So beware…….take a buddy with you next time you visit the loo…..you might need some assistance! They come in all styles…….Full..classic…unusual….skinny leg. Sometimes called trouser gowns….they can become effortlessly chic. Wear them with a little bolero jacket or one of the new boyfriend jackets. Whether you call them fancy pants ….. playsuits….. or jumpsuits……call on them to add a new look to your wardrobe. I must admit…jumpsuits aren’t easy to find on the Internet…..at least great ones. Here are some of the best jumpsuits available today. I’ll be hunting for more daily!

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Get vintage glam with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s White Ruched Silk Jumpsuit. Love the sheet top panel! Pair it with metallic details….shoes and handbag…..for a shining evening. $850 Net-a-porter.com

Silk Twill Halter Jumpsuit: Coral

Stella McCartney’s Silk Twill Halter Jumpsuit is for the femme fatale! Sexy and lovely with a twisted halter neckline……and the beautiful color of coral makes this one a great choice for evenings out! $995 at InterMixOnLine.com


If you are looking for a more casual….a bit edgier look……Jen Kao’s Karadagon Jumpsuit is certainly different. 100% viscose and 100% playful! Only available in sizes 2 – 4 – and 6….that’s a good thing…..if you see the side cutouts. No love handles allowed! $1045 at ForwardForward.com

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This denim one piece really jumps jumps out among the collections of jumpsuits. I love the easy laid back look of the denim and wide leg pants. it just could become your jeans of the summer! Jane Birkin at WinkNyc.com $248. Take 15% Off with Coupon Code: WNEW9 Expires March 17th.

Kiwi All In One Short Suit by Paul & Joe Sister

The Paul and Joe Sister Jumpsuit will take you anywhere casual this summer! So bright and cheery in red and all silk. $232.50 at MyWardrobe.com

B0UGX Missoni Blouson Jumpsuit

Missoni’s Blouson Jumpsuit is unmistakably Missoni! Get the look of pants and a blouse all in one sensational silk piece. The geometric print is very current now. One of my favorites…..and one of the most expensive jumpsuits around. $3085 BergdorfGoodman.com

Helmut Lang Black Silk High Waisted Jumpsuit

I love everything about this jumpsuit by Helmut Lang. Sensuous in silk an detailed with cuffed pant legs and a deep v-neck…..this one is a winner. A great look with the shoes too! $460 at Bloomingdales.com







Ten Handbags For Less Than $100 Monday, Mar 9 2009 

Finding a handbag that is stylish and less than $100 is a challenge today. Handbags have rocketed sky high in price! I put myself to the challenge and shopped ’till I dropped. Take a look at my fabulous finds….all less than $100. My tips for shopping for a bag in this price category: Shop the sales! Purchase using Coupon Codes. You will find many codes in my Stylish Savings Section. Be patient….everything goes on sale eventually.

Lauren Merkin designs some of my favorite clutch bags. They are a perfect size to hold all of the essentials! The Louise Clutch in Colbalt is an example of her feminine styling. This bag will give you the size you need……a pop of color……and add texture to your outfit! Greatly reduced to $90 from $250. LaurenMerkin.com

CONVERTIBLE CROCO EMBOSSED �UNION� TOTE by Big Buddha

A great way to save money on a handbag is to purchase a faux patent leather bag. Most of the time……patent looks patent….whether it is real leather or faux. The whole idea behind patent leather is to get the shine! This Big Buddha Union Bag fits the bill…..it’s shiny….Big……and has a great look. The bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or a tote. It is convertible and expands! Love the embossed alligator look to this bag. Available in Gray or Black. Only $59 at Fredla.com Take an additional 10% off with Coupon Code: CLOVERICIOUS Expires March 31st.

Be ready for Spring and Summer with BCBG’s Audrina Striped Satchel. Made of cotton canvas with leather handles and trim….this bag is great for so many things! The color is rather neutral and the size is roomy enough to carry the essentials and much more. Originally $228 and now on sale for $68.40 at BCBG.com

Jeweled Snake Clutch

This Jeweled Snakeskin Clutch really isn’t snakeskin……it’s PVC. Still a great look…..because of it’s size……it is probably hard to tell the handbag fabrication. It is a wonderful color with ornamental detail. On sale for $19.99 st NineWest.com



Scarf Scene Print Tote (Anthropologie)

This fun and a bit shabby chic tote bag from Anthropologie is a great slouchy look. The silk scarf pattern is happy and summery. I love the way the silk scarf is knotted on the side of the bag! The leather handles give it an added touch of luxe! $78 at Anthropologie.com

Raise The Bar bar but lower your budget with Kenneth Cole’s Raise The Bar Patent Clutch. The poppy red color will pop up any outfit with a bright punch of color. A metal embellishment on the flap nods to the season’s metallic rage. This deal is for real…and so is the patent leather. Originally $198 and now on special sale for $48.97. KennethCole.com

Juice Planning Baggy Tote- Leaf

The Juice Planning Baggy Tote looks like a summer day. The leaf print goes with the botanical theme of the season. Take it shopping…….to the gym…..go anywhere! It is cotton canvas with great pleating. Only $32 at Lorisshoes.com

Get an extra 20% off with Coupon Code: toutie

Perlina Oversize Snake Embossed Clutch

Get bright and bold color in coral from Perlina! The oversized snake embossed clutch is leather and lovely! The look surpasses the $90 price tag. Nordstrom.com



SMALL E/W MARKET TOTE


What a fun tote bag to carry all Spring and Summer! With the Cole Haan Signature print….it will surely match many things in your wardrobe. Gold tone hardware and patent leather handles. $98 at ColeHaan.com


Get glam and go metallic with J Crew’s simple….sleek…..and sensational tumbled leather clutch. Au currant for now and will stand the test of time. There is nothing not to like about this bag……and everything to love…..for all seasons! $98 at JCrew.com


Stylish Sale Of The Day! Friday, Mar 6 2009 

March 6th

80% Off! Well…..if you need a new little black dress…..here’s a fun little number! Haute Hippie’s Feather Dress is adorable…especially at 80% Off! All sizes available today. Originally $625 and now only $125. RonHerman.com

Big and bold jewelry is all the rage this season! Here’s a great cuff that will give you a whole lot of bang….le for your buck. It is made from hammered brass by SURevolution. Originally $55 and now $38.50 at Vivre.com

Black and White is always right for Spring! Goldenbleu’s Amanda Clutch in black patent is a beuty! Originally $348. On Sale for $243.60. ShopGoldyn.com Save an ADDITIONAL 40% Off with Coupon Code: SA40! Expires: 03-09-2009

Michael Kors Patent Leather "Item" Tote Bag: online bargain shopping from SmartBargains.com

If you are a smart shopper……you know about SmartBargains.com! They have great bargains for your home and your closet! I especially enjoy their high thread count bedding! This Michael Kors Patent Leather Tote is bright and bold……and nicely priced at $99.99. Originally $198. Getaway for the weekend or head to work with this very roomy tote. SmartBargains.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! Wednesday, Mar 4 2009 

March 4th

Saks Fifth Avenue just started a 40% Off sale in the contemporary department. This Diane Von Furstenberg Ashtyn Cashmere Cardigan is a great look! Love thee color blocking! Looks like it also might be slimming. Currently available in all sizes. Won’t be for long! Originally $495 and now $296.90 at Saks.com

Also from Saks.com.…..Nanette Lepore’s “Her Majesty” Strapless Dress is so feminine and pretty! Done up in an Italian knit and now available in sizes 0 – 12. Looks great with the black tights……but I can imagine it with bare legs also……heading into Spring and Summer. A great little dress for thee price of $157.90 Originally $395.

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Today is the first day of net-a-porter’s mid season sale. This Marc by Marc by Marc Jacobs panther print bustier dress has so much going for it! Ruffles rule for Spring! It is 100% silk so thee dress is perfect for year round parties. Love it! Originally $570 and now $342 at net-a-porter.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! Tuesday, Mar 3 2009 

March 3rd

Beauty and Cosmetic Products!

It’s not often that we can get cosmetics on sale. I jump at the chance when I can. Today I have found a great selection of things that will make you look and feel better……all discounted. These deals won’t last…..so shop fast! Eluxury.com is having a special sale that is hard to beat! 30% off all Beauty Products! The deal is only for 2 days. It ends Wednesday March 4th… so act fast! They also offer free shipping on $50 orders. Here are some great things I have found:

Kate Somerville!

Skincare expert…Kate Somerville….has created a line of beauty products that work! She has been taking care of the skin of celebrities for years. Here is a chance to try her best selling items for 30% less! The Glow Kit features three of ehr best sellers: Exfloikate….Quench Hydrating Serum……and my favorite……Deep Tissue Repair. Normally $318 and now with the 30% Off $222.60 at ELuxury.com

Chantecaille

I have recently tried this concealer. It is very different than other brands. it is a gel based concealer….making it extremely easy to apply. I liked it. I will say that the jar is so small…one really needs to use a brush to dip and apply. It didn’t last me long…about six weeks…..at 30% off I asm trying it again. Normally $38 and with discount $25.20 Eluxury.com

Eyelash Curler

Shu Uemura’s Eyelash Curler is hands above the rest. I would be lost without mine! Now is a good time to try it at 30% Off. Originally $19 and now with this special deal $13.30 Eluxury.com

Benefit Cosmetics

Stock up on your fave Benefit products with a special Coupon Code! 20% Off $50 Orders. Coupon Code: HOTCORAL
Expires: 03/19/09

high beam

I love their High Beam! It gives your skin a luminescent glow. Sometimes I mix it with my foundation. Most of the time I use it as a spot highlighter on my cheeks. I love the soft focus sheen! Priced at $24 before coupon code. benefitcosmetics.com

Claus Porto

Love Claus Porto Soaps! They last forever…..smell delicious…..and the lather is soft and creamy. The Red Poppy bar is on sale at Saks.com now. Lovely scent and a nice way to try thee soap. Originally $16 and now $10.90

The Stila’s Smudge Pot Trio will get your eyes shining! Three little pots of Stila’s top selling eyeliners that are smudge proof! Originally $ 28. Now $22 at ShopKitson.com




Dressing To The Nines At All Price Points! Monday, Feb 23 2009 

New Additions!

In a nod to the Oscars……..let’s play dress up! Sure the economy is bad. Life does go on. There will be weddings, proms, business and charity events. You will be invited…..what will you where? First…I say “shop your closet.” Then take a look at what I have found for Spring and Summer 2009. Perhaps inside your own closet you will find an oldie but goodie that has at least one of the style “must haves” for the season: Bright Color….One Shoulder bodices….Ruffles…..Grecian Inspired….Fringe and feathers……Strapless…..and yes….black is still in style for evening! If the closet is bare…take a look at what is being shown below at all price points. And the Oscar goes to………

Bright Colors:

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This apple taffeta gown by Gustavo Cadile is red carpet ready with thee pop of color…..the sheen of taffeta…..and mermaid bottom. It is a WOW of a dress with a price tag to match. It is a beautiful gown that speaks Spring! $3190 at ultimo.com

On Sale Now for $1999! Only a size 6 left…..Then take an additional 50% off with Coupon Code MM2009. Expires March 31st. What a deal!


Diane von Furstenberg Women's Chevron Scarf Gown

Give yourself a graphic image in Diane Von Furstenberg’s Chevron Scarf Gown. I love the bold color combination! it is a dress with plenty of drama and style. Very Von Furstenberg! $695 at Bloomingdales.com

Though…in this case….butterflies aren’t free…..they sure are beautiful! The Ryan Dress by Meghan Fabulous will flutter your way to any special summer soiree. $1350 at smfashiongroup.com

There is a current promotion going on for the above and anything on the site. Take 40% off (wow) with Coupon Code: meghan40 I don’t have an expiration date.


Color and more color! Alice + Olivia’s Pleated Silk Dress blends a sorbet of pinks and orange for a bright but soft look. The pleating makes this dress very special! $546 at Saks.com

David Meister Long Jersey Halter Gown


Ladies in red always get noticed! This David Meister Jersey Halter Gown is ruched draped and wrapped in the most flattering of ways. The fiber content includes spandex……the better to hold you in! Available in sizes 2 -14 for $548 at Nordstrom.com

Versace Wave Print Jersey Dress

The Versace Wave Print Jersey Dress is one of my favorites for Spring! Dressing for evening doesn’t have to mean a long dress. This bright …sunset inspired….the dress drapes perfectly for a flattering fit. It is very Versace and very expensive at $271o. At Nordstrom.com

Red carpet ready! Jenny Packham’s crimson red silk gown will make you the belle of the ball! It features jewels….tulle…..a layered full skirt…..and more sex appeal than the average dress. Very special from mytheresa.com for $2429.



One Shoulder

The one shoulder look is prevalent tonight on the Red Carpet. Here are a few great one shoulder dresses from the ready to wear collections.

Carolina Herrera’s Shoulder Tie Cocktail Dress is simply stunning! So sophisticated with its’ contrast in colors. it’s simple. It’s dramatic. It’s one shoulder perfection. $2290 at Saks.com

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I have selected Juicy Couture’s One Shoulder Gown because it is a perfect example of simplicity. it has several of the style hits going for it….one shoulder…..ruffles…..and the ever loved color of black. This black crepe dress defies age……whether you are young at heart or years…..this dress will take you anywhere for $400 at Net-a-porter.com

Alberto Makali has designed a gown that gives you a whole lot of look for a price tag that is less than you might expect. A close up look reveals pretty jet beads at the shoulder. The trumpet skirt is perfect for kicking up your heals on the dance floor! A beauty in black and white for $525 at NeimanMarcus.com

Get Free Shipping at Neiman’s on any order with Code: NMFEB. Expires: Feb. 25th

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This is one special dress! Designed by Roland Mouret…….this black dress has contrast gray lining…..and it shows. It is knee length with asymmetrical lines. This is an example of high style and high impact dressing! A high price tag of $4170 at net-a-porter.com

Y-Yigal’s silk paisley one shoulder dress is sexy with a status print of color and side gathers. Perfect for evening or daytime. Quite different from the other collections! $460 at BergdorfGoodman.com

AKA New York’s Cluster jeweled dress is jewelry optional! The crystal bead detail makes quite a statement. Nicely priced at $368 25Park.com




Ruffles

Get a custom dress made just for you! The Wish All My Love Dress By Sarah Seven can be made to order. I think it is almost ethereal in it’s beautiful fabric and design! The pleating….the flower….the ruffles……are all delightful. So are her other creations. $1220 at Sarahseven.com


T1RRU Notte by Marchesa Chiffon Pailette Gown

Lipstick red! No red carpet is without the look of Marchesa. This chiffon Pailette Gown is from their Notte collection……one that is a bit more affordable. Pure silk and simply divine! A close up view shows little ruffles all over the gown. This one makes em feel like dancing! $1265 at NeimanMarcus.com

Elizabeth & James Tiered Dress

This is a sweet little dress by Elizabeth and James. It is also a bit sexy with the halter neckline. Made of cotton voile and available now in sizes XS – M for $425. Take 20% off With Coupon Code: AdoreMadison Expires: 06/23/09 MadisonLosAngeles.com

Tadashi Tiered Ruffle Silk Gown



Tadashi Couture is always well represented on the runway and red carpet. Nordstrom offers a lower price point selection of Tadashi dresses that every woman can enjoy wearing. This navy dress (so chic when worn with black patent) features layers upon layers of silk ruffles. It has a small train for drama and a little wrap for added coverage. $508 at Nordstrom.com



This ruffled silk gown in the sensational shade of turquois…..is almost ethereal. All silk with easy to wear layered ruffles….that won’t widen your torso. The price is an easy $378.00. Take an additional $100 off any $300 purchase with Coupon Code SPRING09. Expires March. 1st. BCBG.com



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Party in Plum by Luella! I like everyrthing about this dress….the boned bodice…..the aysmmetrical shoulder detail….the hot pink stitching. The design is in the details….and they are fab!$1585 at net-a-porter.com

Sophie Theallet’s Silk Chiffon Tiered Dress is fun fancy and oh so feminine! it has an ethereal look about with the billowy details. Wonderful soft colors create this special dress. $2550 at Eluxury.com

T1SVH Tracy Reese Sequin Shift Dress

A confection in cream! Tracy Reese’s cream sequin block dress is a standout from the ballerina neckline to the ruffled hem. So pretty for so many reasons! $525 at NeimanMarcus.com

Zasha Silk Ruffle Halter Dress - Blue Label - RalphLauren.com

You will be the party when wearing Ralph Lauren’s Zasha Dress. The tropical print silk dress will make a bright entrance to any festive affair. On sale now at RalphLauren.com for $429.



Fringe and Feathers


A little black skirt is almost as handy as a little black dress! Fron the Norma Kamali Collection…….this fringe skirt is too much fun! I love the way Norma pairs it with a basic tank top! $650 at normakamalicollection.com

A flourish of feathers along with beading…lace…sequins……and mesh give Alice + Olivia’s ballerina Dress the finishing touch. I love the tulle skirt. This dress covers a range of ages…in my opinion. It’s adorable! $588 at ShopBop.com

T1X3K Notte by Marchesa Feather Bust Chiffon Gown

Make a grand entrance by floating in feathers! Another Notte by Marchesa dress in a lipstick pink! Pure silk and pure drama! $1100 at BergdorfGoodman.com

Sue Wong silk feather dress

Sparkle….Shimmer…..and Shine in Sue Wong’s Silk Feather Dress! A close up view will show you pleated detail and boning on the bodice. Bugle beads and rhinestones embellish the waist and hem. This is one beautiful dress! Just think how it will look on the dance floor. $528 at Bloomingdales.com


Strapless

Imagine a custom made dress for $385! Sarah Seven will whip this one up for you in six weeks. It’s called the Robins Egg Dress……offered as shown in Robin’s Egg Blue or Bright Pink or Deep Purple. Heavenly! Great for anything but adorable and classy for prom! SarahSeven.com



Get color and strapless style in one great dress from Tracy Reese! Straight from the runway in 50% silk and 50% linen. The long peplum waist will hide a multitude of sins! Love the lemon grass color! $330 at Eluxury.com


Very lady like in a light gold jacquard …the Shoshanna dress is nicely priced at $310. I believe thee look out prices the tag! BergdorfGoodman.com




By Jasmine De Milo……this is the perfect little black dress for evening! The black silk fabrication and beautiful draping are both alluring and sophisticated. Love it! $920 at mytheresa.com



T1V2Y Catherine Malandrino Strapless Sheath Dress

White is always right..unless you are a wedding guest. Catherine Malandrino’s strapless sheath is very chic and summery! Love the floral detail at the bust. Made from cotton spandex and poplin….you might have a chance of not wrinkling when wearing this stylish dress. $475.00 at NeimanMarcus.com Get Free Shipping at Neiman’s on any order with Code: NMFEB. Expires: Feb. 25th

BCBGMAXAZRIA Laser Cut Satin Gown

The BCBGMAXAZARIA Laser Cut Satin Gown is at a nice price point for a Prom Dress. It even wold make a lovely Bridal Gown for a bride on a budget…..looking for a simple but elegant look. For $298 it has a whole lot of style! I would love to se it paired with silver strappy sandals. The look is certainly more expensive than the price tag! Nordstrom.com



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Oh how lovely! By Roksanda Ilincic and draped to perfection like a Grecian goddess. Silk is draped to draw attention to one’s own curves. The floral embellishments make for perfect posies. Elegance to the max! $2670 at Net-a-porter.com



The back of the Athena Dress from Ranjana Kahn makes the grand entrance in this silk dress with glass…metal…and burnt sequin embroidery. A close up view will show detailed images of this exquisite cocktail dress. $860 at 25park.com

Cleopatra would have loved 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Jewel Neck Dress in teal! No need to break out the jewels as this dress comes fully loaded with a built in and attached necklace. That’s a money savings right there! Love the tie shoulders. $775.00 at ShopJake.com

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Thurley’s Athenian Strapless Dress is hot…..in wild rose! It is 100% silk and fabulous. You will be held in tight with the concealed boning…..which I always think is a great design detail. consider wearing it with heeled gladiator sandals. $610 at net-a-porter.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! Friday, Feb 20 2009 

February 20th

There certainly is no good reason to be buying full priced items at this time of the year…….unless you are selecting Cruise Wear or Spring Styles. For those of you looking for bargains, come take a look at what I have found on sale on The Internet. I will be updating daily a new selection of wonderful designer fashions for you and your home for less. If you are looking for additional savings…..be sure to take a look at my Stylish Coupon Code Section. Also if you are looking for shoes on sale…..take a look at my Shoe Sale Section. So get ready, get set, and start saving!

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s Braid Keyhole Dress will be your fave new LBD! It is made of silk and spandex so you can get year round use from this sophisticated number. Love the cut away neckline and keyhole back. Very sexy! Originally $425 and now on sale for $255. Take an extra 20% Off with Coupon Code: SPRING20 Deal expires on the 23rd! Tobi.com

Carry On! For weekend warriors….get away in style with Thomas Wylde’s Weekender! It is a cool silver metallic that says first class all the way. Still expensive at $599……..but it was originally $1750! Eluxury.com

Mike & Chris, Sullivan Long Sleeve Jacket

Fleece gets feminine! The Sullivan Jacket by Mike & Chris says relax with ruffles. The sleeves are ruched and the collar is ruffled…all in a Glacier Gray. Love this jacket with unexpected details! Originally $200 and now $150 at FunkyLaLa.com

For sleeping or lounging! Pamper yourself with charmeuse silk! Simple and sensational from VivaTerra.com. Originally $149 and now on sale for $98. Take an additional 10% off with Coupon Code: green. Expires: March 2nd 2:00 AM Pacific.



Stylish Sale Of The Day! Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 

February 18th

There certainly is no good reason to be buying full priced items at this time of the year…….unless you are selecting Cruise Wear or Spring Styles. For those of you looking for bargains, come take a look at what I have found on sale on The Internet. I will be updating daily a new selection of wonderful designer fashions for less. If you are looking for additional savings…..be sure to take a look at my Stylish Coupon Code Section. Also if you are looking for shoes on sale…..take a look at my Shoe Sale Section. So get ready, get set, and start saving!


Let me count the ways that you can use this Michael Kors Large Tote! 1) Wonderful for road trips! 2) It is a great work bag….fit everything from an extra pair of shoes to your laptop inside! 3) It’s a great beach bag! 4) Carry it on the airplane with your in flight must haves! It is canvas with brown leather detail. One great bag! originally $995 and now on sale for $600 at marissacollections.com

Blackout Buckled Clutch

Now for the opposite type of handbag. The Blackout Buckles Clutch is a great look much smaller in scale AND price! it is patent faux snakeskin with silver details. I have a theory about patent…..it usually looks the same …..no matter what the price tag. This one has been stamped to look like snake. Love the price most of all…..Originally $39.99 and now on sale for $20! I think it is worth taking a chance on. Modcloth.com

Crème Brulee Trio

Love Laura Mercier Body products! The fragrance is true to the name and just yummy! This set was originally $65……I know as I purchased several of the sets for holiday presents…….and now on sale for $45. The Creme Brulee Trio includes three 6 oz. bottles of Souffle Body Cream….Honey Bath…..and a highly scented candle. Sephora.com

Nanette LePore’s Cotton Knit Dress is really a very cute dress. Very chic for now or Spring and a Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive! Originally $195 and on sale now for $116.90. A full selection of sizes are still available at Saks.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! Tuesday, Feb 17 2009 

February 17th

Join me today in search of a little “Joy of Life.” The following are some stylish sale finds for You and Your Home….All from Vivre.com. All prices will be 20% lower if you use Coupon Code: MTVERNON at checkout. Code Valid on Sale Items Only. Code Expires Feb. 18th at Midnight.

A beautiful evening bag can last a lifetime. This python clutch with crystals is certainly an investment piece. It is simply stunning! I can’t imagine it not going with everything! Originally $1100 and now on sale for $660. With code it becomes $528! Find this little slice of joy at Vivre.com


The Crinkle Chiffon Tanl by Adam Lippes might be just what your Spring and Summer wardrobe needs. Wear it alone or layer it under jackets and sweaters. It is embellished with coconut wood beads. Originally $375 and Now $150. With Code it becomes $120. Vivre.com

Get Away in style with Edwina Hunt’s hand woven spacious weekend bag! It sports leather handles and corners for elegance and durability. Originally $575.00. On Sale for $287.50 With Code it is $ 230. Jaunt over to Vivre.com to get yours.

Add a bit of shine to your next dinner party! The set of four faux patent leather tabletop accessories by Kim Seybert…..work as platters or chargers. Available in gold or silver. Love them! Originally $175 On sale for $122.50. After coupon….$98! Vivre.com

These Tie Dye Linen Scarves from Michael Kors will be perfect for Spring! Made of fine linen in yummy colors……..at 75″ by 25″……they can be worn as a wrap or scarf. Originally $295 and Now $118. With code…$94.40 Vivre.com




Stylish Sale Of The Day! Monday, Feb 16 2009 

February 16th

Straight from BCBG’s fashion runway!  The cashmere dress can easily be translated into a Spring Season hit!  The softly folded detail at the waist makes a simple statement.  Available in size medium for $135 and was $450 at BCBG.com

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Spring means sweater weather again!  This Helmut Lang Cardigan will do the job for you now and for the season to come!  It’s graphic color blocking is what the season is all about.  Long enough for leggings and great as a coat over a mini.  Pair it with some metallic dark silver shoes.  Originally $520 and now on sale for $260. Take an additional  25% Off with Coupon Code:  25MORE  Deal expires on Feb. 18th  at Tobi.com

As Seen In Lucky Rectangle Clutch

As seen in Lucky Magazine! This clutch mixes fashion with fun.  At 9.5 ” Long and 4.0″ Wide……it isn’t too big or too small.  Punch up your wardrobe with its’ beautiful Spring colors.  Originally $238 and On Sale for $119.99 Save an additional 25% Off with Coupon Code:  XTRA25  Code Expires on Feb. 17th.   WinkNYC.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! Friday, Feb 13 2009 

February 13th~

Today is your lucky day! Look what I found for you on sale!

D&G Dolce & Gabbana’s Wool Plaid Cami Dress is a knock out! The sweetheart neckline and grosgrain ribbon straps are feminine touches. The plaid must be so subtle……..as I cannot even see it when enlarging the image. This wonderful dress can be yours for a song. Originally $515 and on sale for $309. But wait! An additional 50% will be taken off the price at checkout (only until Monday)………making this dress now $154! At Eluxury.com

Here’s a bargain for you! The Y-3 Art Dress is now only $49!!!!! (this deal available only u ntil Monday) Originally $329! It is a nylon and elastane combination that will hold you in! Love the dropped waist detail. Available in sizes XSmall – Large. Go NOW to E-Luxury.com


What to wear with jeans! This adorable Chunky Knit Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak… makes a bold statement! A fun detail is the hidden zipper under the good looking silver buttons. 100% fine Italian Merino Wool. Originally $495. Now $149.50….only ’till Monday at Eluxury.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! Thursday, Feb 12 2009 

February 12th

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Here’s a chic little coat that will look great with any skinny pant! It is herringbone wool and wonderful! Love the high collar and large snap buttons. Originally $342. On sale for $171.99. Take an extra 25% off with Coupon Code: XTR25. Expires 2/17. WinkNYC.com

Get ready for Spring and Summer with Christian Dior! It is a beautiful floral print on straw with leather handles. So much fun to get a sale on something you can wear next season and for years to come! Originally $995 and now on sale for $419.99 at StyleBug.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! Wednesday, Feb 11 2009 

February 11th

If your wardrobe of evening apparel needs updating…….Banana Republic’s BR Monogram Silk Bow Dress will take you everywhere! It is silk and sensational! A dramatic neckline with a soft bow will give you a grand entrance to any event. I can’t imagine this dress going out of style any time soon. Originally $250 and now $169.99 BananaRepublic.com

Michael Teperson Clutch

You might need a new handbag to go with the above dress. Michael Teperson’s Clutch Satin will do nicely! Very luxe looking and oh so chic for evening. The crystal detail adds the bling you want for evening. Originally $685 and On Sale for $345 at ElementsChicago.com



Get ready for Spring and add some color to your wardrobe! J Crew’s Merino giraffe print cardigan is so lively and lovely in Honey. Originally $168 and now $79.99 at JCrew.com


Stylish Sale Of The Day! Tuesday, Feb 10 2009 

February 10th

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Love Prada’s Zip cardigan! A great look for any casual event. Originally $815 and now on sale for $407 at Gorsuch.com


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Statement Shoes Spring 2009! Monday, Feb 9 2009 

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Shoes are making a big statement this Spring Season. They are bright and bold……colorful and collectible. They have a “shoe as art” look about them. Ballet flats are no longer de rigeur (darn it) but if you like a flat…..go for an oxford this year. Lots of cut outs…peep toes….and gladiator sandals. You will see fringe from head to toe. Metallics are huge and so are sculptural heels. If you are looking to look taller….this season is for you! Heels have gone sky high……and so have the prices! The very biggest trend of all is……..COLOR! Take a peep (toe) at what is new in Statement Shoes for Spring 2009. Below is my edited picks of what is best at all price points. Come back often as I will be adding shoes daily.

Oh Valentino! You will be dressed to the nines with his Crystal-Encrusted Bow d’Orsay Pumps. So gorgeous in a mirrored leather with hidden platform. Expensive and oh so elegant at BergdorfGoodman.com $995

Pucci’s Satin Diamante Sling back is certainly unique with its’ v-shape peep toe. If it is color and bling you are looking for……try this one on for size! $695 at leokadiashoes.com

Save 25% Off With Coupon Code: ADORE25 Expires: 06/04/09


Spring has sprung with florals abound! Kate Spade’s freda thong sandal is a grat way to get in step with style. This such a happy little shoe……and there is nothing like pedicured happy feet! Love the touch of bling in the jeweled flower. $350 at kateSpade.com

Miu Miu Satin wedge T-bar sandals

Get gentle color with Miu Miu’s Satin Wedge T Bar Sandals. The wedge features a bit of a ruffle on the back of the heel. Love the pink and black colorway! A bit Chanel…..ish! $665 at Net-a-porter.com

One of my faves of the season! The Carla Shoes by Dolce and Gabbana are a sweet mix of colors….pink….silver….and black patent. The perfect shoe for your little black dress! $475.50 at My-Wardrobe.com


Oh how chic! Gaspard Yurkievich’s Cut Out Bootie makes a black and white statement! A little purple is thrown in on the toe bed to pump up the fun factor. Black suede and white snakeskin details makes this bootie one of the best this season! $450 shopjumelle.com

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The statement you will make wearing these gorgeous sandals is: “I am Glam!” The jeweled thong by Giuseppe Zanotti is a great way to dress up a Maxi Dress! The jeweled flowers are so pretty. Jewlery for the feet! $750 at StanleyKorshak.com

Bailey

What a shoe! Here’s a new design from a new shoe design team…..Omelle, or (ähm’ elle). This is the most exciting line of shoes I have seen in a long time. This is the Bailey (each shoe is given a name) . Done in Burnt Cobble…….it has the sculptural heel that is new this year. The leather tie at the ankle gives it a feminine sex appeal. One sensational shoe for $595 at omelle.com

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Be that girl in the limelight! Jerome C. Rousseau Aurora slingbacks are bright and right for Spring. Love them! $575 at net-a-porter.com


L.A.M.B. Flavia

I just think the L.A.M.B. Flavia shoe is a really fun but smart looking shoe! It explodes with all good things of Spring 2009! It has the strappy look….in this case the straps ara knotted. It features a hidden platform and has a bit of metallic on the buckle. One great shoe. $429 at couture.zappos.com


Pretty Python! Anything snakeskin is Big this season! Add a floral embellishment……..and you have a winner. Viga Spiga’s Monique stiletto is not only a pick of stylist Rachel Zoe….. but mine too. Love the shoe…love the price! $198 at Piperlime.com

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Stand up for the neutral effect of these Pour La Victoire Cut Out Booties in a blush tone. A great look for Spring! $280. GimmeShoes.com Save 15% Off with Coupon Code: WHM09 Expires March 31st.


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Bright….Bold…..and Blooming with an oragami bow! These Oscar De La Renta slingbacks are gorgeous! pair them with a neutral frock for an unexpected flair! Check out the sculpted heel! Available for $665 at FootCandyShoes.com


All over the runways…..the Cage Stiletto! Kathryn Amberleigh’s version is both sexy and stylish. A padded insole is needed and included with the 5″ siletto heel! $215 at RavinStyle.com. And here is a deal for you: Take $25 off $100 Purchase with Coupon Code: StoreAdore. Expires: 06/04/09

Make a statement even while you are kick’n around town in your yoga wear or track suits! The NISE leather High Top by UES is “over the top” in sexy style. If you can believe…the chain laces are 18K gold and sterling silver. Talk about heavy metal! I think they are fun and sure to be conversation pieces for your wardrobe. Made to order and available in Black….White….or Gold. $415 at tipsntrends.com


CARNAVAL-CREPE SATIN FLOWER D'ORSAY

Won’t you be the drama queen in Christian Louboutin’s Carnaval evening shoe! The statement to be made here is “I’m a fancy girl. I can be dramatic and still be feminine. The recession…what recession? ” These shoes cost a whopping $1,665! Enough said. Strut on over to FootCandyShoes.com

The Ivanka Color Blocked Slingback are an unexpected combination of colors. You will get the metallic look with the silver cap toe. The elastic strap will keep your foot secure and comfy. A really nice little shoe for $240 at BCBG.com

Take an additional $100 off any $300 purchase with Coupon Code SPRING09. Expires March. 1st. BCBG.com

Miu Miu Swarovski platform sandals

The statement here is Glam! Go glam….go gold….and go dancing with MIU MIU’s Swarovski Platform Sandals. The five inch heel on these beautiful shoes is encrusted with crystals and the leather is metallic. Like jewelry for your feet! $695 at Net-a-porter.com

Oh Deer - Murray Wedge

Oh Deer and How cute! The Murray Wedge is a knockout in the get metallic and wedge category. An enlarged photo will show better the patent leather cut outs and detailed edging. Love the cris cross strap of this nifty little shoe! $228 at shoptheshoebox.com Save 20% with Coupon Code: Grechen Expires: Not Stated new code on Feb. 28th


Here’s the color statement I was talking about! By Emilio Pucci…it is a peeop toe a shoe boot and a pump all in one! The color and pattern is called Corallo….the fabric is satin……the look…..Fab! $605 at Piperlime.com

X0BPA Oscar de la Renta Lace Cutout Bootie

Oscar De La Renta’s Lace Cutout Bootie makes a sexy statement in the classiest way. So beautiful! Love the goldtone zipper in the back. $695 at NeimanMarcus.com


X0AH7 Dolce & Gabbana Ankle-Wrap Sandal

This Dolce & Gabanna Ankle Wrap Sandal gets my vote for outstanding shoe of the year! It is stunningly sexy and sophisticated in black, gold, and silver suede and metallic leather. These shoes will make any outfit look important! $895 at BergdorfGoodman.com

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I have never had a custom made pair of shoes. We all can have a pair via SmashingDarling.com. Make a statement with these Ricardo Tovar Orange Pumps. They have color…..which is big this season. Their little fluffy embellishment represents the “fringe” look that is everywhere. Their Silver heel adds interest. A very unique shoe made just for you! $125 at SmashingDarling.com


Cynthia Vincent - Cree Sandal

Get Color and Fringe all in one sweet sandal! The Cree Sandal By Cynthia Vincent are suede fringe that are begging for a pretty pedicure. Available up to size 12 at ShoptheShoeBox.com for $205. Save 15% with Coupon Code: SOLEMATE3



X0A2P Diane von Furstenberg Love Knot Thong Sandal

DVF brings down the heel and the price tag with these Love Knot Thong Sandals. At $265…….they are dressed up casual. The goldtone hardware adds a touch of fancy to this casual summer shoe. The statement here is that you know how to look elegant…..no matter what you are wearing! $265 at NeimanMarcus.com

GUESS by Marciano 'Carrie' Leather Pump

Let’s face it……not all of us can be purchasing multiple pairs of Louboutin’s this season. If you want to add color to your wardrobe without going further into debt……..The Carrie Pump designed by Guess by Marciano Marciano might suit your needs fine. They are printed leather and very pretty. Featuring one of the seasons newest colors….Yellow. Affordably priced at $89. Nordstrom.com

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What to wear with your extra long Lulu Lemon or Juicy track pants! Cole Haan has designed a new looking Canvas Wedge….The Air Caprice Lace. They are a bold statement for comfort! Made with Nike Air technology…..these shoes will feel as good as they look. $198 at ColeHaan.com

Marin Crisscross Zipper Sandals

Patent leather continues to be hot for Spring. Theory’s Marin Crisscross Zippered Sandal is a great look with a sculptural look. The back zipper gives it…..well…some zip! $295 at Intermixonline.com

There is no new season of shoes without the look of Manolo Blahnik! The Tiras shoe says “I am a lady!” These shoes are just fab both in fuschia or silver. Their shine and straps give them a feminine and sexy look. $685 at Barneys.com

VALENTINO GARAVANI - SHOES

I don’t think that one can get any more feminine than Valentino’s Garavani Half d’orsay Pump in turquois! The “half” part of the d’orsay is the cut out side of the shoe…..so sexy and flirty! The color is bold and beautiful! $695 at Valentino.com

Pucci Double Strap Peep Toe Gial

Another pair of unmistakenly Pucci shoes! So graphic and graceful with the double strapping and Spring colors. These will punch up any Spring look. $690 at BlueBee.com But if you use Coupon Code: VAL0930….you will save 30% off these shoes or anything on their site. Code Expires: 02/17/09

X0B6Z Joie Crown of Love Corset Sandal

The Joie Crown of Love Corset sandal is sensational in ocean suede! A zoom view of this shoes show wonderful pinked edges. $245 at BergdorfGoodman.com

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Pink is IN for Spring! If you aare like me and love a kitten heel for its’ easy to walk in qualities…….these Lanvin shoes will make a bold addition to your wardrobe. Done in a bubblegum pink with a gold tone heel and chocolate brown leather details….these shoes have enough details to get your feet noticed! Priced at $665 at net-a-porter.com.

Kick up your heels in Bettye Muller’s Ballroom Pump! Designed for dancing and beautiful for anything you do in them. Bold brocade fabric is trimmed in metallic gold leather. Simply fab! $398 at shuuz.com

Get the look of a gladiator shoe…..the season’s newest look…..in a jelly style! The See By Chloe “Black Tie” Flat Jelly Sandals are a comfortable step in the new direction for the season. $125 at Saks.com


Gray becomes your new neutral for Spring! Especially with Giuseppe Zanotti’s patent Slingback. The cork platform sets it apart from the pack. Feminine….stylish….and great to wear with this Season’s pink! $595 at Shirise.com

I think that this is the way to go when wearing this season’s new oxford! It actually has two looks in one…..gladiator inspired in an oxford style. This smashing suede sandal is available in red or tan for $390 at OpeningCeremony.com

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Get the color of the season……pink……many shades of it! Celine’s shoes are artistically lovely. The scallops mixed with chocolate trim makes a stylish statement! $754.00 at Zappos Couture.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s Ver Janeiro pump…..in sorbet colors….is amazingly beautiful! Love the white heel! A great look for Spring and Summer. $752 at ForwardForward.com







Stylish Sale Of The Day! Friday, Feb 6 2009 

February 6th

Today’s Focus: Fragrance and Cosmetics! Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

24 Faubourg by Hermes! This is one of my signature fragrances. It is feminine and sophisticated. Smells expensive! According to PerfumeEmporium.com it contains “blend of orange blossom, amber, vanilla, jasmine, and ambergris.”

Retail Value: 1. oz. EDP Spray $100 PerfumeEmporium.com $43.99

Save an additional 15% use coupon code: PD1915

If you are a fan of Calypso Christiane Celle EDT fragrances……..here is a terrific buy! Originally $55 On Sale for $26.99 and if you use Coupon Code: R5GC6.……save an additional 35% This fragrance now becomes $17.54!! WHoteltheStore.com

Diptyque makes some of the finest candles around! Here is a Three Candle Set nicely presented ….ready to give! Keep the fire burning with the followinge fragrances: Pomander (Cinnamon & Orange) Feu de bois (Wood fire) Epicea (Spruce tree). Available at Saks.com for $48.90 Originally $98.

Fresh Cosmetics and Fragrances are VERY popular! Neiman’s has a nice deal on the Violette fragrance. Created exclusively for Neiman’s. Their description of the scent is: An intricate scent that is stunningly rich and ultra-feminine. Sensual, sheer notes of violet, freesia, and rose give a modern twist to a classic floral fragrance. A bright citrus accord of bergamot, mandarin, and cypress mingles with warm undertones of patchouli, sandalwood, and amber. The end result is sophisticated, extravagant, and long-lasting. 3.4 ounces.

The set includes both the Body Cream and the Eau de Parfum. Originally $180. Now $117 Get Free Shipping by using Coupon Code: GIFTNM Expires: Feb. 9th at Midnight NeimanMarcus.com

Bliss The Thrilla' in Vanilla Bath and Body Set

Get your Bliss at Hsn.com! The Thrilla’ in Vanilla Bath and Body Set is now on sale for $19.90. Hsn’s prices was $39.95. Bliss products are nicely scented and usually work quite well. I’d take this set for V-Day!








Stylish Sale Of The Day! February 03, 2009 Tuesday, Feb 3 2009 

There certainly is no good reason to be buying full priced items at this time of the year…….unless you are selecting Cruise Wear or Spring Styles. For those of you looking for bargains, come take a look at what I have found on sale on The Internet. I will be updating daily a new selection of wonderful designer fashions for you and your home for less. If you are looking for additional savings…..be sure to take a look at my Stylish Coupon Code Section. Also if you are looking for shoes on sale…..take a look at my Shoe Sale Section. So get ready, get set, and start saving!

Today’s Focus……Your Stylish Home!

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If your color pallet is black and white…..Jonathan Adler’s ‘Accuse Pillows are now on sale.  They are hip to the max done in Needlepoint and filled with a feather and down insert. Make a statement and point a polite finger to your guests in your home.   These pillows get to the point for $98 Originally $165 at JonathanAdler.com

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Dress your bed stylishly with the help of Michael Kors.  The King Duvet Set includes duvet and Two King Pillow Shams. It is a luxe look in black and cream. All cotton in 350 thread count. Your bed will thank you for the new look for less. Originally $610.  On sale for $310.99 at Bluefly.com

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The  Sasaki Spa Taupe 16 Piece Dinnerware Set is good looking in a neutral shade of taupe.  It has an Asian inspired look that is unique yet blendable with most decor styles.  If you have been looking for a new set of dishes…..here is your chance to get them for less.  Originally $110 and now on Sale for $69.99.  Save an extra 20% off with Coupon Code:   INSTYLE09          Expires:    02/28/09
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If you are planning a party or just want to toast your beloved on Valentine’s Day……CB2’s Valencia Martini Glass won’t bust the budget.  Lovely style with matt silver Moroccan motif style.  Add a touch of style for less!  Originally $4.95 and now On Sale for $3.95 at Cb2.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! February 01 2009 Saturday, Jan 31 2009 

Posting today’s deal a few hours early…….Sunday is a traveling day for me. My favorite Chicago Boutique … Ultimo....is having a Super Sale for Super Bowl Sunday. Take an EXTRA 50% Off All Sale Merchandise. Here is a sample of what they have to offer……which includes Manolo Blahnik’s! Coupon Code: SUPER Expires Midnight on February 1st. You are going to love these prices!

If you missed out on the above terrific deal yesterday.  Don’t fret. Here is a code for 15% Off Everything on their site!  Coupon Code:  GC15.  Valid ’till February 26th.

small black tote

This Small Black Tote by Carlos Falchi is a fun little bag that really isn’t that small at 14″ wide and 12″ long. Black patent that looks like python. Originally $200. On Sale for $149. With the above code it is $74.50!!! Makes a great Valentine’s Day Gift! ultimo.com

patent leather trim dress

If you can wear a size 6.…..this is one great buy! Michael Kors Patent Leather trim dress is adorable and very feminine. perfect for so many reasons! originally $1595. On Sale for $699 and with the above Code: NOW $349 ish. Amazing deal! ultimo.com

anlai jeweled t-strapHello Lover! For all of you Blahnik fans! The Aniai Jeweled T-Strap Sandal is a beauty! The shoe base is metallic bronze leather. The T-Strap is embellished with violet and amber stones. Quite the show and available in sizes 6.5 7 or 9.5 Originally $ 865. On Sale For $ 299 and with above code now less than $150!!!!! Run! ultimo.com

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Vera Wang’s Metallic Envelope Jacket will add a little pizazz to any sleeveless dress or top. It has great details and an interesting architectural shape. Lovely and lightweight! Originally $495 and On Sale for $299. With above Code: less than $150! ultimo.com

dip dye sweater coat

Dip Dyed and ready to wear by Adam..Adam Lippes. What a great addition to any wardrobe. The long cardigan sweater coat is great for layering this winter. Come Spring it will be your “go to” coat. Pretty in a black and milk blend of wool…mohair…and nylon. Originally $ 498…..On Sale for $199. With code…it is less than $100! ultimo.com

So much more at ultimo.com And don’t forget to use Coupon Code: SUPER for an extra 50% off the sale prices! Expires Midnight on February 1st.



Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 31, 2009 Saturday, Jan 31 2009 

There certainly is no good reason to be buying full priced items at this time of the year…….unless you are selecting Cruise Wear or Spring Styles. For those of you looking for bargains, come take a look at what I have found on sale on The Internet. I will be updating daily a new selection of wonderful designer fashions for less. If you are looking for additional savings…..be sure to take a look at my Stylish Coupon Code Section. Also if you are looking for shoes on sale…..take a look at my Shoe Sale Section. So get ready, get set, and start saving!

Sequin Cardigan

This is how you jazz up a pair of jeans!  Lutz and Patmos’s sequin cardigan is a wool and cashmere combo that will top off any pant in style!  Originally $795 and now marked down to $238.50 at kirnazabete.com.  If you purchase today…take $50 off the order with Coupon Code:   KZ4ever  Code expires today.

Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 29, 2009 Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

There certainly is no good reason to be buying full priced items at this time of the year…….unless you are selecting Cruise Wear or Spring Styles. For those of you looking for bargains, come take a look at what I have found on sale on The Internet. I will be updating daily a new selection of wonderful designer fashions for less. If you are looking for additional savings…..be sure to take a look at my Stylish Coupon Code Section. Also if you are looking for shoes on sale…..take a look at my Shoe Sale Section. So get ready, get set, and start saving!

Oh the many ways one can wear this sweater! Available in Black Gray and Fawn and made of 100% cozy cashmere! By Magaschoni. A great selection of sizes are left. Originally $304 and Now $90.95 at Saks.com

VALENTINO R.E.D. - DRESSES

Here’s your to get a couture look straight from Valentino! From his Valentino R.E.D. line is a sophisticated Gray flannel dress with bow detail. Available in sizes 2 – 12. Originally $550 and now on sale for $220! Valentino.com

Stop the show at your next event with Ralph Lauren’s Black Label Blouse. It is drama personified with embellishments of feathers (very in) bows and beads. I think that my wardrobe needs this one! Originally $1298 and now only $349 at RalphLauren.com

Crested blazer & knit-jean warm-up.

What to wear on your next flight! This is a sophisticated look for running around town or the airport. Go in style and comfort with the Crested Blazer and Knit Jean Warm-up. Originally $169. On Sale for $99 at BostonProper.com






Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 28, 2009 Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Keyhole Trapeze Dress

What are you wearing for Valentine’s Day? Philosophy de Alberta Ferretti’s Keyhole Trapeze Dress might be the answer! it’s loose flowy fit will allow you to actually eat that romantic dinner and still look good at the end of the night. Originally $315 and now on sale for $79.00 at Eluxury.com

Shop carefully! At this price it is a final sale.

Nothing can perk up a winter coat like the playful pattern of a Missoni Scarf! This one is in the purple print and now on sale for $128. Originally $213. Might make a great V-Day gift! ForwardForward.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 27, 2009 Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Along with a good trench coat….a feel that every girl should have an evening coat…..something to wear when dressed up. This Calvin Klein coat fits that bill very well. In a lovely color of mink, with a shiny sateen finish, this coat has all the details that add up for a dressy look. It is understated and perfect! Originally $ 198 and now on sale for $98 at CalvinKlein.com

I adore a good bangle! They never seem to go out of style. Luc Kieffer has created a very artistic piece of jewelry that can easily be worn with almost everything. Originally $196 and now on sale for $$137.20 at thisisauto.com

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Baby it’s cold outside so layer up! See by Chloe’s standout sweater in a great color combination. If you can wear a size 10……it is a nice buy for $ 247. Originally $495 at Tobi.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 26, 2009 Monday, Jan 26 2009 

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Get back your boyfriend with the Shae Boyfriend sweater! It is 63% cotton 32% tencel 5% cashmere and 100% cute! Perfect for leggings and skinny jeans. Originally $123 and now $74.00 Save an additional 25% Off with Coupon Code:  people25  Deal expires: February 23rd at ShopRobertson.com

Cropped Jacket

DKNY’s tissue weight wool jacket is so feminine and practical. Layer it over a sleeveless dress or mix it with pants or skirt for an updated look. Originally $295 and now $$179.99 at Dkny.com

-1VTH Colorful Desk Accessories

Perk up your home office or work cubicle with these fun desk accessories! Priced from $12 – $28. An additional 30% off the prices will be deducted from the prices until January 28th 11:59 PM. Get Free Shipping with Coupon Code: 3DAYSHIP. Horchow.com





Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 24, 2009 Saturday, Jan 24 2009 

What a great buy on a Lanvin bag!  Originally $2130 and now $500!  Love the crackle metallic leather and the combination of silver and gold. Very chic!  marissacollections.com

Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss Collection ($81 Value)

Nars makes a great lip gloss!  Sephora is now having a sale on their exclusive 5 piece set.  It is a $81 retail value. Sephora sold the set for $45. Now it is marked down to $35. This limited-edition set includes NARS Lip Gloss shades in:
– Triple X (clear shine)
– Harlow (silvery mauve)
– Striptease (pearlized beige sheen)
– Bloodwork (red vinyl)
– Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)  My Fave!

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Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 22, 2009 Thursday, Jan 22 2009 

Today I have chosen to go shopping at Bluefly.com.………one of the best designer discount sites on the Internet.   Everything they have is at least 20% off.  You can find everything here from lovely items for the home to lingerie.  I have personally shopped with them and know that their items are authentic and the customer service is very helpful.  If you have not shopped with them before……here is an incentive:  Save $20 on your first $100 order with Coupon Code:  AFF20This deal expires:  January 31st

style #300621701 black coated canvas zucca travel bag

I love a good looking “carry on” travel bag.  For me it is an essential part of traveling.  This Fendi Zucca bag exclaims that you know where you are going and that you have been everywhere!  It is coated cotton canvas which will protect the Zucca Fendi pattern for a long time.  Originally $1550 and on sale for $ 1053.99 You Go Girl!  Bluefly.com

style #212549600 set of two - black Original Footless pantyhose

Many women I know wouldn’t think of getting dresses without wearing their Spanx underpinnings.  Here’s a great deal on the Spanx original set of two black footless pantyhose.  Originally $ 40 and now $16.99 at Bluefly.com

style #214282500 fog cotton 'Mitzy' belted trechcoat
Get ready for Spring!  Every girl should have at least one trench coat…..according to Tim Gunn!  Mackage’s Mitzy Belted Trench is perfect!  It is a mid-weight cotton blend with all of the details one looks for in a trench.  Originally $550 and now on sale for $268.99 at Bluefly.com

style #209174200 black lambskin 'Deidra' cropped jacket

Jill Stuart’s Deidra cropped lambskin jacket is a fun look for dress or play.  If you are a size 2 or 12 this is a great buy at 76% off!  Originally $1,050.00 and on sale now for $249.99 at Bluefly.com

style #209986000 brown terry snowflake beach towel

If you want to get noticed at the beach…..and you in your bikini won’t do it…….bring along a terrific beach towel!  Gucci’s snowflake beach towel will be sensational in the sand!  Originally $ 495 and now on sale for $262.99 at Bluefly.com

style #301627401 black matte jersey draped v-neck dress

If your LBD is tired from all of the outings you gave it during the holidays…..Nicole Miller’s black matte jersey draped dress is stunning for the price! You can get yourself a great little black dress for 52% off.  Originally $385 and now $184.99 at Bluefly.com








Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 18, 2009 Saturday, Jan 17 2009 

Brighten up any outfit with Elizabeth Yarborough’s Merino Bracelets!  These boldly colored baubles are just too much fun to pass up!  original Price $80 and now On Sale for $68. Take an extra 20% Off with Coupon Code:  EXTRA20. Deal Expires January 25th at LibaStyle.com

Merino Bangles (Large)

RalphLauren.com has a great sale going on now with prices slashed as much as 75% Off!  Love these metallic suede jeans! Part of his Black Label Collection…….these pants are soft, slinky, and sensational!  Originally $ 2198 and now On Sale for $599 at RalphLauren.com


Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 16, 2009 Friday, Jan 16 2009 

I can’t have too many scarves….especially with these frigid temperatures!  Suss Designs Carmen Cashmere Scarf might be a nice addition to your accessory wardrobe.  It is extra long and has fun fringe for an added touch.  Originally $235 and now on sale for $58.75 at RonHerman.com



Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 14, 2009 Wednesday, Jan 14 2009 

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Handmade in Los Angeles…..this Padre Vavra Vine Cuff is a very special piece. It is 22 karat gold plated and 100% fabulous! This would make an excellent Valentine’s Day gift! Originally $185 and now on sale for $70.00 at lilleashop.com

Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 13, 2009 Tuesday, Jan 13 2009 

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Here’s a great wardrobe staple at a terrific price! The Trench Coat continues to be a fashion staple into the next season. Get yours today at LeTrainBleu.com. Originally $196. Now on sale for $132. Add Coupon Code: DAILYCANDY and receive another 30% off!!!! Now that’s a SALE! No expiration date given so act fast. Daily Candy’s coupon codes typically only last one week.

VALENTINO ROMA - SWEATERS

Here’s a sweater that makes a big statement! Valentino Roma’s white sweater with rolled collar is nicely reduced from

$ 990 to $396 at Valentino.com


Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 12, 2009 Tuesday, Jan 13 2009 

What a pretty little top by Foley! It’s silk so it can be dressy. It has the seasons’ hottest look of ruffles along with pretty pleating on the sleeves. The best thing about this piece is the prices! Originally $358 and now on sale for $108. ShopGoldyn.com




Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 4, 2009 Sunday, Jan 4 2009 

Elise Overland, Ombre Motorcycle Jacket

Though still pricey….Elise Overland’s Ombre Motorcycle Jacket is a step above the rest. The color combination is fab! Love the asymmetrical lines and the fun zippers! Originally $ 2195. Now on sale for $988 at FunkyLaLa.com



Stylish Sale Of The Day! January 3, 2009 Saturday, Jan 3 2009 

I have just spent alot of time looking for coats for my daughter. I didn’t see this retro and adorable coat anywhere. Mon Petit Olseau’s vintage inspired “colorless” coat is now on sale for a great price. Originally $450 and now $135. ShopGoldyn.com


Ralph Lauren’s Black Label Collection can be rather pricey. Finding one of his great designs on sale is a good thing! As you know..ruffles have been very hot this season. Add a bit of metallic to them and you have one winner of a top! This slim fitting jersey blouse has both sex appeal and a romantic flair. Love it! Originally $898 and now on sale for $199. RalphLauren.com

Sweaters and Coats For Ritzy Rovers! Wednesday, Oct 1 2008 

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The season has changed but Rover still needs to be walked. Of course you want Fiffi or Fido to look great while romping through the leaves, making doggie angels in the snow, or running through rain puddles. Here is my selection for the best in Bow Wow Wear for Fall and Winter. So Sit! Stay! Look around.

Well! She will be all ready for a walk down Fifth or Michigan Avenues in the Ribbon Bouquet Cotton Sweater. So sweet and practical at the same time. It comes lined and has both front and back leg loops for an easy fit. $52 at CallingAllDogs.com

Aspen Coat

Ahhh! It’s a Luxe Life that our dogs live. The Aspen Dog Coat by New York Dog is warm and cozy. Done up in faux suede and faux fur. Check out the hardware! $68.99 at pawpalaceonline.com

Even pups are crazy for cupcakes! Just make sure they aren’t chocolate. This Cupcake Sweater is adorable and hand knit with bugle beads and sequins. A sweet treat for your little baby. $59.95 at moderntails.com

He’s bad and he knows it. No one will mess with your little guy when he wears this imitation leather Motorcycle Jacket! The cap is sold separately. $49.95 at moderntails.com


Is your dog bad to the bone? If so…let him wear skull and crossbones! The Skully Raincoat is fab in black water resistant slicker fabric and lined in cozy fleece. Best yet…it has a sewn in harness loop for easy leash attaching. $65 at TrixieandPeanut.com

For casual Fridays and off Fifth walks. The Faded Denim Jacket is very stylish and nicely priced. $19.95 at .doggiedesigner.com. P.S. Spot will like the comfort of this jacket as it actually fits like a vest.

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For the truly pampered pup! Donald Pliner has a complete line of Dog Duds that are over the top terrific! The quality and craftsmanship is on the same level as his shoes and handbags. They are priced accordingly. This Neon Cactus Italian Leather Ranch Jacket is fabulous. It is embellished with pewter studs that will make the pup look…well…studly! $364.99 at TheGildedPaw.com Now on sale for $173.25

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For The Political Pet! Show support for your favorite candidate. No matter who you vote for…..this little hoodie is sure to become a collectible. Available in big dog sizes as well. $14.95 at thepet-boutique.com

Dogs will go mad for the Mod Stripe Rain Jacket! They will be puddle jumping with glee in this happy coat of many stripes. To change up the walk and the look, the coat reverses to plain red cordura nylon. Priced at $55 for sizes 8 – 10. $65 for Sizes 12 – 16 and $75 for sizes 18 -20. theritzyrover.com

I can’t decide if I love this Diva Dog Soho Coat because it is so wonderful, or that the doggie looks just like my dear departed little Armani. It is a rough and ready look for sure, with edgy touches of gold hardware. Very canine chic! $64.95 at thedivadog.com

When nothing but the best will do! Ralph Lauren’s Cashmere Shawl Collar Peplum Cardigan is a great choice for pretty pups. It is as practical as it is luxurious with the front leg warmers. $95 at RalphLauren.com

Save 30% Off This sweater and everything at RalphLauren.com with Coupon Code: HOL2008. Code Expires: December 8th!

U2 Tour T

Pupirock! For the get down dog with an edge. The U2 Tour T really rocks! It is handmade with authentic concert tee shirts and embellished with Swarovski Crystals. All available in other rock styles like The Beatles Puff Daddy Prince and more! Made to Order at poochonline.com $80

Circle Power Reversible Coat

The Circle Power Reversible Coat will allow your pooch to get its’ groove on. It’s mod with a vintage touch in the braided collar trim. If they aren’t feeling the circles today….reverse the coat to the striped side for a different vibe. Groovy! $79 at artfulpups.com

Of course you know that the color of the season is Purple! So puppy will want to wear this Plum Winter Quilted Parka. He or she will be toasty warm with the fleece lining and faux fur. The stylish pocket is perfect for your cell phone or his or her credit card! Adorable! $24 at CallingAllDogs.

For the dog that dresses better than their owner! The Tapestry Coat with Faux Fur Lining is really just over the top! it is rich in texture, style, and price! $240 and made to order at elucho.com

Leather Fur Coat

Simple, chic, and luxurious! As featured in many publications, the real leather and sheared beaver coat is a must have for all chic canines! it’s the ultimate in doggie fasion. Designed by Chic Doggie by Corey. $325 at chicdog.com

Wooflinkish

For the dog in your hood! Here’s a hip hoodie by Wooflink that is too cool for school! It is heavyweight and sports a zipper closure. $52 at bellaclaires.com

Hip Hop Doggie

Wooflink gets my vote again for some of the best canine couture out there. This Hip Hop Doggie Coat is fun and fabulous. It comes complete with a Pouch Bag attached to the belt. $58 at bellaclaires.com

 Mad for Plaid Crochet Sweater

Well!! We treat them like royalty. We might as well dress them in the matter they deserve. Crown your royal highness with this Mad For Plaid Crochet Sweater. Love this one! Only available in size Medium. $58 at pawson5th.com

Hysterical! A Brown Plaid Coat with matching hat and leash by Doggie Designs. For the styl’n pup looking for a pulled together look. The complete set is $36 – $38 depending on size. Go fetch this one at doggieclothesline.com before it is gone.

Glow Doggie Glow! The Glow In the Park Coat is one innovative coat by Ruff Wear. Not only is it durable and good looking it actually lights up in the dark! There is a compact battery pack that illuminates your best friend and makes him visible for up to 1000 feet. This is a must have for any dog that is a night owl! $59.95 at heartofmyheartpets.com


Oh My! The Fall Flowers Leather Coat is doggie heaven! It is stunning and expensive. Made from two layers of Italian lambskin, and embellished with leather and crystal appliques. As lovely on the inside as the outside, it is lined in ultrasuede and brown floral brocade. made by Chein Coature at poolpup.com

Oh pitter patter! The Pit Pat Pattern Handmade Sweater is so happy and bright. It is sure to brighten up any walk around the block. $55 at hautedogboutique.com

Orange Polka Dot Raincoat

Rain Rain come any day with this contemporary Orange Polka Dot Rain Coat. Available in size 12” at Piecesinc.com

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For your little prince or princess! Adorable for doggies up to 60 lbs. $60 at ArtfulPups.com

Fairytail Couture Leather Dog  Coats - Love Wings Tatoo

Man’s best friend also loves ink and leather. The Love Wings Tattoo Embroidered Leather Coat is haute for hounds. Very cool and also warm! Designed by Fairytale Couture. $95.99 at bloomingtailsdogboutique.com

Spring Blossoms Sweater & Scarf Set

Oscar Newman’s canine chic sweater and scarf set is abloom with blossoms and sequins! the little scarf is the frosting on this little slice of heaven. $74.99 at pawpalaceonline.com

Here’s another Donald Pliner designer dog jacket. The Tahoe II Jacket….they say….feels like butta! Long haired shearling frames this luxurious leather coat. It is available in Tomato Red or Winter White and only in size 14. It is marked down to a fab price of $97.18 from $330! For your money you will receive a garment bag and wooden bone hanger. Now that is pet couture! Available at gwlittle.com

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What to wear on her next play date! Leopard and pearls make for a sassy pup! There is even a removable pearl brooch. Maybe she will allow you to borrow it! The pink lining is the icing on this slice of heaven. $105.99 at Petoga.com

Take a walk around the block and come back soon for more posh pet sweaters and coats that will be added daily!

The Color Purple: Fall 2008’s Hottest Fashion Color! Monday, Sep 15 2008 

Editors are passionate about the color purple this season! Everything imaginable has been designed in this royal color. Not my personal favorite color, but I like to stay on trend, and will most likely look for an accessory or two in this season’s shade. Here’s a collection of some of the best fashion and accessories in purple today.

Kara Ross’s Python Cuff is a stunning statement in purple. Love the contrast of the soft and plush leather with the gleaming hard edges of rhodium. Amethyst stones sparkle on each side of the silver hinge. This bracelet is a great way to rock the royal color…...purple! $467 at Vivre.com

Donna Karan Collection Sequin Cashmere Tank

Sequins can be tricky and sometimes tacky. No one does the shiny pallets better than Donna Karan! Here she has taken the classic tank, made it out of silk and cashmere, then embellished it with tones of purple light-reflecting sequins. I own one of her sequin sweaters and it is heaven! Tissue thin and beautifully done. The tank is $695 at Nordstrom.com

Purple Patent! Rebecca Minkoff’s Cheri Tote certainly would add just the right pop of color to a Fall or Winter coat. Big enough for a laptop, but not overly large, the Cheri tote can get you to work and back with style! $605 at RebeccaMinkoff.com

Blumarine Animal Print Silk Chiffon Tunic

I am not a big print person but prints are huge this season…despite what I think. Blumarine’s Animal Print Silk Chiffon Tunic is an exceptional print, in my view. The combination of stunning shades of lavender and grey create an unique animal print. The neckline is great with the metallic tie, and the cut out detail on the shoulder adds interest, while breaking up the pattern. The silk chiffon adds the feminine touch that makes this blouse so beautiful. $820 at Nordstrom.com

Carolina Herrera Lame Degrade Dress

Carolina Herrera’s Lame Degrade Dress is lovely in a creative combination of silver lame and a dark purple. The sweetheart neckline is very flattering to most. I just think this dress is very beautiful for so many events. $ 2990.00 at NeimanMarcus.com

Purple

I have always loved fringe….on anything! It is big this season. Leigh and Luca’s feather Scarf in Purple has many good things going for it…..the color purple, the feather motif, the fringe, and the luxe fabrication of silk and cotton. A wonderful accessory! $165 at Intermixonline.com

This dress has had a celebrity cult following! Black Halo’s Purple Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Sheath is both body conscious and glamorous! Details abound and all done with the sophistication of the color purple. $345 at chickdowntown.com

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Straight off the runway! Anna Sui’s Silk Printed Mini Dress is a beautiful example of the winter floral and neo-folk looks that has risen to the top this season. I especially love the metallic accents at the waist. If you want it……get it fast…sizes are selling out! $570 at net-a-porter.com.

I say…..if you are going to be comfy in flats…..at least look fanciful! Miu Miu’s Jeweled Ballerinas are both fun and fancy with the be-jeweled toe. $659 at Saks.com

This is the year of the tight! Cold weather is coming and you will be warm and cozy in Prada’s Lana Coste Tights. They are made of soft rib wool and the color violet is yummy! They are $155 so I hope they are run proof! Saks.com

Wooden box clutch with wave crystal detail by Devi Kroell

Sometimes just a touch of color can do so much for you outfit. When that touch happens to be jewels…..things really start to pop! Devi Kroell’s Wood Box Clutch With Crystal detail is over the top gorgeous and expensive! Think of it this way…..if you carry this statement piece you won’t need to buy another accessory! $1692.43 at BrownsFashion.com

Selected for their style and price point, BCBGGirl’s Wish 2 dress peep toe pump gives one a big pop of color for the small price tag of $110! The color purple and patent leather gives this shoe instant style for Fall! Piperlime.com

You may wish to invest in an elegant pair of purple gloves this season. Ralph Lauren’s Long Suede glove can be the perfect accessory to your Fall ensemble or coat. They are perfectly plain in purple. $425 at RalphLauren.com Purchase by 10/06/08 and save 30% Off with Coupon Code: RLFA2008.

Jimmy Choo Kase oval clutch

Oh Jimmy! Love the Kase Oval Clutch. It is the perfect way to wear the color purple. This little Jimmy Choo piece is all of the jewelry you need. The purple amethyst stone is repeated on both sides of the bag. This bag will elevate any outfit to luxe instantly! $1495 at net-a-porter.com

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Ooo La La! This Elizabeth Gillett has two top trends going for it…….lace and the color purple! It is simply gorgeous and very fanciful. Silk and $139 at WinkNyc.com

Save an additional 25% on this scarf and anything at WinkNyc.com with Coupon Code: luckybreaks13 Valid until December 4 2008

I have always admired Furla’s understated style. The Aphrodite Medium Shopper looks so luxe….you cna almost feel the softness of the leather! It is now on sale at Saks.com for $555. Originally $795.00

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Roberto Cavalli’s Jewel Bow Platforms are statement shoes with plenty of glam and glitz.  The amethyst satin shoe is adorned with jewels, diagonal straps, and a golden sole. So opulent! $1,025 at net-a-porter.com



Come back soon for more of the color Purple!

For The Silver Spoon Pooch~ Thursday, Sep 11 2008 

Arca Horn Dog Bowl

So my beloved Yorkie had 15 coats, 6 Tee Shirts, and 4 beautiful beds. But Arca’s Horn and Sterling Silver Dog Bowl makes my privileged pup look like a pauper ! This bowl set is certainly the height of luxury! With the cost of today’s high end kitchen makeovers, perhaps it is worth the hefty price of $585. I wonder if it will make the kibbles and bits taste better? Available at ElementsChicago.com

Sweater Weather! The Season’s Best Sweaters Friday, Aug 22 2008 

We all love our sun dresses and flip flops. But there is nothing better than a cool and crisp Fall day, when the perfect thing to put on is a new sweater! One can’t have too many sweaters. They can change up the look of your daily denim, cover up sleeveless little black dresses, or literally add a layer of warmth on a Fall day. Here are some of the season’s best sweaters. Time to chill out, cuddle up, and look stylish!

Loved this high neck (a Fall trend) two buttoned cardigan in flame! Designed by Design History it is s stylish layering piece with cap sleeves. A great look with skinny jeans and tall boots. $149 at JBandme.com

A new take on the poncho! Susana Monaco’s textured knit (knits are very big this season) Turtleneck Poncho is a fresh approach to staying warm and looking chic. $300 at ShopBop.com

Celine’s Ribbon Trim Sweater is all about color and details. This season you will find designers paying great attention to the neckline. Celine has designed a pretty and perfect piece that can take you out casually with jeans, to the office under a jacket, or out on the town with a black slack or pencil skirt. An investment piece that is a show stopper! $1000 at net-a-porter.com

Chunky and chic Lutz and Patmos mitered cardigan in charcoal is the perfect Fall topper! Love the funnel neck and pin closure. Best yet it is made of eco-friendly merino wool and undyed viscose. Available for $595 at ShopJake.com

Save 20% with Coupon Code: toutie

J Crew has stepped up their game lately, and there are surprises to be found in store and on-line. The Soiree Sweater Jacket and its’ sparkling crystal buttons,caught my eye in the J Crew NYC store. Part of the J Crew Collection the cardigan has a certain vintage charm to it. The sweater made of merino wool, nylon and cashmere was soft to the hand and pleasing to the eye. Also available in silver and dark kelly. $250 at JCrew.com

If you just can’t give up your summer maxi, Ralph Lauren’s Long Cashmere Cardigan, may be the sweater for you this season. It’s long, luxurious, and lovely in Italian cashmere. Available in Orange or Vintage Green for $1698 at RalphLauren.com So Chic!

Ruffles and lace combined by Escada, create quite a modern romantic look in this lavishly detailed sweater. The collar actually is removable, giving the garment two different looks. As pricey as it is pretty at $1350. Available at Saks.com

3.1 Phillip Lim Hidden Button Merino Wool Cardigan

Play peek a boo this Fall with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Hidden Button Cardigan. Not only are the buttons hiding, but sparkling sequins peek out from the welted pockets. This sweater is a perfect topper for anything. Love the green! $375 at Nordstrom.com

The Goddis Crystal Solid Sara Sweater is very versatile for any activity. Long and lean with a great collar. The Goddis line has become a celeb favorite in LA. Priced at $225 from LuvCharlie.com Purchase by September 1st and save an additional 25% off. Coupon Code: augustclear.

The SL Sweater in Blue by Sita Murt is great alone or used as a layering piece. It features two of the seasons hottest trends….exposed zippers and funnel necklines. It is very denim friendly and described as super soft. $219 at encantobarcelona.com

Love a good turtleneck! Though this Karen Zambos Vintage Couture piece is described as “Leopard print, ” it really isn’t. What it is…….is fabulous! The semi sheer gauze weight wool is very alluring, and the look is very today. Available for $216 at ShopBop.com

MARC JACOBS Ruffle Sweater

Here’s a sweater that you may want to put on your wish list, Holiday list, or wait for it to go on sale. At $1300 the Marc Jacobs Ruffle sweater is as pretty as it is pricey. Ruffles are a big Fall trend but they can be hard to wear. Marc Jacobs has the ruffle “thing” down pat with this soft and lovely cashmere number. Not too precious but just right. Take a peek at Nordstrom.com

Make a statement coming and going with Victoria Secret’s silk and cashmere Tie Back Sweater. I love an unexpected detail in clothing and the open back is just that. Available in 5 colors for $68 at Victoriassecret.com

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Etro can always be counted on for being fashion forward, colorful, and of the moment. The Abstract Turtleneck is all of that. Love the pop of color and the introduction of the new trend of flowers and abstract prints. Made of silk and cashmere, it is perfect and thin enough to tuck in a pair of high waisted slacks or pencil skirt. $870 at NeimanMarcus.com

Light the fire and pass the s’mores! This is one cozy looking sweater. The Navy Cabled sweater is designed by Tia Cibani and inpired by “the spell of Scottish Winters.” The plush cowl neckline can easily transform the sweater into a hoodie. Fabulous in navy and available for $545 at Vivre.com

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What a great color! The Kersh Mock Neck Sweater Jacket will brighten up the dreariest of Fall days. Green is in for the season. Wear this one with everything! $114 at ShopRobertson.com

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The Felix Wrap Sweater by Ronen Chen is simple, sophisticated, and sensational! Note the lovely draping around the waist. It comes in a yummy chocolate color, and is designed in a combination of luxe materials. Available for $196 at letrainbleu.com.

Is it a sweater or is it a coat? I think it’s both and I think it is just great! Lisli’s Tiffany Trench Sweater Coat is long and lean with plenty of sparkles to get you noticed! $998 at Saks.com

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Oversized and on trend for Fall, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Harville Shrug has a great look! Because of the volume and shape of this sweater, it is perfect for pairing with more streamlined bottoms. Wear it will skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. $395 at net-a-porter.com

For the Haute Hippie! Look no farther than RonHerman.com to get your look. This is a great look done in a midnight navy flock of maribou feathers! Ron Herman has dressed it up with gold and glitter. It also is the perfect topper for skinny jeans and tall boots. Fun and plush! $540

Here’s a very romantic look for a sweater! Adam Lippes has designed a great sweater is Navy.….which is hard to find. Navy looks so chic with black and is very denim friendly. The leaf appliques on the sleeves and neckline is a trend statement for Fall. Gorgeous! $365 at Vivre.com

Nanette Lepore Boogie Top Nanette Lepore Boogie Top

Nanette Lepore’s Boogie Top is party ready! Made of Merino wool with silver embellishments, it really is a fun sweater. Love the cutout back! $295 at BergdorfGoodman.com

Emporio Armani Knitwear - Cardigan

Emporio Armani’s shawl collar cardigan is a standout in stripes! I just think that this mohair and wool sweater is so unique. Love! $895 at EmporioArmani.com

Fall Fashion For Less! Wednesday, Aug 6 2008 

During these tough economical times, balancing the budget can be a bit more difficult. It might come down to…….Food or Fashion! Just because you have lost your job or things cost more, (And they do…. Have you seen the price of shoes lately?) doesn’t mean your sense of style has changed. It may mean that you have to begin to shop more carefully. One way to shop intelligently is to shop the sales. Another way to shop smart is to use coupon codes. You will find many codes for stylish sites here. In Fall fashion For Less, I will use the codes to show you great fall fashion pieces that you can have for less. Increase your Fashion IQ and your bank balance by shopping with me! Come back often for a daily dose of fabulous Fall fashion…….for less. Shop quickly as the codes expire within days.

Let’s get shopping and saving!

One of the Fall fashion trends I keep seeing is curves. They have brought back the peplum waist and are showing lots of soft architecture and draping in skirts jackets and dresses. Style.com calls the look Belle Curves. The above Bcbg dress is as curvaceous as they come. The dress is sexy and sophisticated and above all……feminine. it is a blend of nylon acetate and spandex so it will hold you in while the ruching will camouflage figure flaws while accenting the positive. Available in Venetian Rose ( purple is still an in color) for sizes 0 – 12. $278. Save 30% Off Any Full Priced Item by using Coupon Code: VIP08 Expires: 08/09/08…….you can now have this dress for $194.60! Bcbg.com Code is good for any full priced item at the site.

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Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus was practically giddy when talking about fun colored tights worn with colored shoes for Fall. I agree…..the bright and bold colored leg is a fun departure from the black tight. Pictured are four fab shades from Hue Hoisery that can be found at SouthMoonunder.com for $12.50 each. Receive $20 off a $100 order when you use Coupon Code: Toutie by 12/31/08


A great coat for Fall by Telise Cooper! Once again, notice the attention to the waist and the fluid movement in cascading folds on the sides. It’s called The Point of Difference Jacket and in my view, is a new take on the tried and true trench coat. Adorable in Midnight. $569 at revolveclothing.com

Save 15% off with Coupon Code: JT Expires: December 31 2008. Good On Full Priced Items Only.

There is an influence of Menswear for Fall but done with a feminine touch like Wendy Katlen’s Herringbone Jacket with white removable ribbon belt. This jacket has many details going for it….…foldover asymmetrical neckline, 3/4 length sleeves, oversized white buttons, and a the attention to the waist. I love the vintage inspiration. Found at ManeaterThreads.com. for $268. You’ll love the deal…………..30% Off All Tops until 8/12/08. Coupon Code: TUXEDO.

I am loving the wonderful Odette coat by Jeanne! The tweed fabrication represents the new Country Life look, and the metallic beads and details gives it the luxe look I love. It truly has alot going for it. Found at ShopJake.com for $1150. Save 20% off with Coupon Code: toutie. Not valid on sale items. No expiration date given.

Yes! Patent Leather is still “in” for Fall. And color is everywhere…..don’t worry……you can still use black, gray, and chocolate brown as your base. Do pop some color into your accessories. The Oh Deer Cupcake Peep Toe will do the trick. Cute as a cupcake too! $150 Find your size at Shoes.com. Then save an additional 15% with Coupon Code: BTS08 Expires: 08/31/08

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Knits are in! The black and white tweed of this sweater is also a new element in Fall Fashion. White House Black Market’s Coco Cardigan is rather Chanel-like and I think great looking. Made of rayon and cotton it is the perfect layering piece for summer into Fall. Priced at $108 at whitehouseblackmarket.com Save $20 on $80 orders with Coupon Code: 8690 Expires: 08/31/08.

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If you haven’t seen Juicy Couture’s sister label…Couture Couture.….you may wish to check it out. I first viewed the line at Chicago’s adorable Juicy Boutique. Expensive, yes, but shades above in quality and style over the average Juicy piece. This Shrunken Cotton Peacoat is the perfect piece to smarten up your denim look for Fall. The jacket is very important this season. How great to get your fall coat at half price! Was $1500 and now marked down to $750 at net-a-porter.com

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We all love our big bags. There are times however when a big satchel or shoulder bag just isn’t appropriate for the outfit. I often see women all dressed up in evening attire toting their everyday brown bag……..it is not a good look. If you are making one accessory purchase this Fall, an oversized clutch is what you should be looking for. The Tierney Pochette by Andrea Brueckner is sleek and elegant with goat skin and patent leather detailing. The color blocking is a fashion statement of the season. It is $295 at Fengjunk.com Save 15% off and get Free Shipping with Coupon Code: stylebakery until 08/31/08

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It will soon be sweater weather. Daftbird’s Sleeveless Cardigan with attached scarf is really a fun transitional piece. Great for October football games, shopping excursions, strolls thru the park, or any Fall activity. It is $136 at ShopRobertson.com. Save an additional 25% Off by using Coupon Code: INSTYLE08 until 08/31/08.

Elegant blouses are always in style. The high waisted pencil skirt is hot this year and very sexy. Combine the two and you have one hot outfit! Designed by Sea and 100% silk…..this may be your must have dress for Fall. $396 at bleuclothing.com. You can save 20% with Coupon Code: bleutoutie. Expiration date is unknown.

Even though jackets have gone longer…..cropped is still in…..especially when it has the amount of attention as this jacket by A Common Thread. Lush in Terra leather and deep in details such as: cinched waist (a take on the new in peplum waist) and drawstring neckline the jacket is a real standout! $655 at RevolveClothing.com. Try Coupon Code: JT for 15% Off. Not sure of the expiration date but it worked on August 12, 2008.

One of the best sweaters I have seen this season! Cashmere is always in style and Karoo’s Ruffle Back Sweater in grey cashmere has so much going for it. I love a surprise element in fashion and this sweater will surprise your admirers as you make a grand exit. $ 286 at PinkMascara.com. Save $15 for every $150 you spend until 09/01/08 with Code: COUPONWINNER or couponcabin

If you are going to update your Fall pant collection this year, purchase a pair of wide leg pants. Robert Rodriguez has a winner with his high waisted and wide leg tie pants. Unfortunately, they are only available in size 6 at BleuClothing.com. I you can rock a 6 you will be styling and saving while wearing this great pant. Use code lucky2 to save 25% off. Regularly priced at $330.

Tory Burch is having a Pre-Fall sale on selected items that will take you from this season to the next with style. Embellished with her signature style the Ara Dress is bright and bold and perfect for September! Now on sale for $597. Originally $995 at ToryBurch.com

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Black Halo has a celebrity following…..they know how to make a girl look good in a dress! The detailed collar on the grey tweed bustier top is sexy and feminine. The high waisted pencil style bottom of the dress is just what fashion editors are talking about. A sophisticated look with a price tag that is rather reasonable. $330 at shopsheboutique.com. You an save $50 on ANY ORDER with Coupon Code: SHEAUG Expires 08/31/08.

Love Quotes Glow Scarf

If you want one of the hottest scarves in town this season you will want a Love Quote scarf. It has been seen on every glam celebrity from coast to coast. They come in a myriad of colors and are made of 50% linen and 50% viscose. LuvCharlie.com offers the scarf in one chic color for Fall….glow. The bright and right orange will blend with the rest of your autumn color scheme. Purchase by September 1st and save 25% off with Coupon Code: augustclear.

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Doesn’t this look comfy? The For Joseph Cocoon Sweater wraps in just the right way. Perfect for skinny jeans! $174 at ShopRpbertson.com. Save an additional 25% with Coupon Code: INSTYLE08. Expires: 08/31/08.

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Thanks to InStyle.com I have just become aware of a wonderful little site called Tulle! It offers stylish fashion at affordable prices. The Textured Canvas Pleated Jacket features one of the seasons best trends…..peplum waists! It is made of cotton and spandex……a perfect combination for Fall weather. Also available in Cherry and White. Originally $90 and now on sale for $45. Save an additional 20% Off (even on sale items) with Coupon Code: INSTYLE08. Expires: September 30 2008. tulle4us.com

If you can only get one pair of shoes this season make them black with a hidden platform. Dolce Vita’s Madison Pump will take you everywhere……with style. $132 at ShopEpic.com. If you hurry you can save 25% on $100 orders with Coupon Code: laborday until September 1 2008. Not valid on sale items.

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Arden B’s Pintucked Jacket is the perfect work piece! Wear it as shown with slacks or denim. Great over a sleeveless dress to later take off for an evening on the town. It will become your “go to’ jacket this Fall! $118 at ArdenB.com. Purchase by September 2nd and save $20 Off $100 with Coupon Code: 0808RM2

Orla Kiely Optical Maze Print Cardigan

Just as fun and unique as her ( or is it his) signature bags The Orla Kiely Optical Maze Cardigan is really great looking. Love the bright and bold color blocking and the textural design! $300 at AllAboutCute.com You can save 20% Off now by using Coupon Code: Orla. Expiration Date unknown New code as of September 3rd.

Grey Cowl Neck Sweater

The Grey Cowl Neck Sweater is a dramatic look for Fall. I always love it when a sweater has a bit of sex appeal! Made of mostly cotton with a bit of spandex, too. This is a great look. $88 at WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com Save an additional 10% off when you use Coupon Code: 8671. Expires: 09/14/08

Put your best foot fashion forward with Just Cavalli’s Red Bootie with Straps! These boots have Cavalli’s luxe look and attention to detail. The red patent is fantastic! $930 at djpremium.com. Save 30% with Coupon Code: TEUKY Expires: 9/23/08 . Go to my Stylish Savings Section for the details of this coupon code.

What a surprise! I had no idea that Aerosoles had such stylish things. The Sarasota Boot is stylish and sporty in suede. The rubber sole will find you ready to go. The added comfort of the extra cushioned footbed will be a welcome relief to your tired feet. Available in four fab colors for $160 at Aerosoles.com. Save an additional 20% off and get Free Shipping with Coupon Code: E98276. Expires: 10/31/08

Ralph Lauren’s Black Label is so luxe and stylish! It is also very expensive but today you can have Ralph’s latest Fall looks at a 30% discount! Love the Silk Cashmere Tie Front Tank! Fabulous on it’s own, but also a wonderful as a layering piece under a jacket or cardigan. It is both romantic and refined….a very good combination! $598 but with Coupon Code: RLFA2008 it is $418.60! (check my math) Code expires on 10/06/08 RalphLauren.com

Jeffrey Campbell Flash Black Boot

Genius! Jeffery Campbell’s Flash Back Boots are not only good looking in an edgy sort of way, but they are sure to be comfortable, too! They are made of cotton. Imagine that! $105 at privilegedonline.com. Save an additional 20% Off by using Coupon Code: storeadore. Expires: 12/31/08

Lovely wool and acrylic sweater coat by Tracy Reese! Knits are very in style this Fall. Very fun to get stylish and save money while doing so. The long belted cardigan was $365 and now is marked down to $219. If you purchase before September 30 2008 another 25% will be taken off at check out. This offer is for all sale items at Eluxury.com

Yikes Stripes! I love a good striped…anything! As you know stripes can be tricky. So if your hips or tummy aren’t your trouble areas, this Button Neck Stripe Turtleneck from Cache is a fun and affordable top. it is featured in a Brown and Ivory or Black and White stripe for $78. If you purchase by September 28 2008 Cache will take $20 off with Coupon Code G080947 Cache.com

The Ya Ya Hollywood Dress is a new take on the LBD. I think it is so much fun! Love the glimmer and shine that the sequins provide. Easy to wear in 100% cotton. It will become your “go to” dress for this Fall and Winter season! $415 at LisaKline.com. Save an additional 15% On $100 when using Coupon Code: jessicastyle

Shawl Collar Coat

A great coat is essential if you live in a cold weather city. They are also hard to find. Mara Hoffman’s Shawl Collar Coat is exceptionally chic! Love the collar! It is available in Grey or Black at Intermixonline.com for $695. It is 20% Less if you use Coupon Code: WELOCT. This codes Expires: 10/31/08

The Maltese Top from LIFEwithBird is like wearing three pieces in one. I think it is very good looking and oh so clever! An attached scarf is an instant accessory, and the cuffs give the layered look to this great piece. Made of wool, viscose, and spandex it is sure to fit with comfort. $284 at SwayandCake.com

Save 15% off this piece and everything at SwayandCake.com by using Coupon Code: LUCKY15 Expires: 10/10/08.

Wendy Katlen’s Dot Jaquared Coat is really very cute. A good look for evening or day. Love the ruffled neckline and bubble hemline! The site also offers a matching little black dress. The Coat is $290 at muitofina.com Here is a great code for 30% off anything on the site: GC30 Expires: 10/31

What a fabulous coat! Martin Grant’s Oversized Collar Coat is a standout in red. $1,710.00 at ShopZoeonline.com Save 20% on this coat and everything on the site with Coupon Code: 018152. Expires: 10/20/08.

Stella and Jamie’s Balloon Pleated Cape will become the wardrobe staple. Featuring an oversized mandarine collar, baloon shaping, and pleats…. this jacket that has so much going for it at this price point! Originally $264. On sale for $99. Take an additional 30% Off with Coupon Code: SALEON. Valid until October 31, 2008. Maneaterthreads.com

Love Tory Burch’s Cluny Jacket! Made of quilted leather with suede trim and Tory’s signature gold hardware. Shown in black but also available in cognac and chocolate. Priced at $795.00. get an additional 25% off with Coupon Code: TBFF08. Expires: 10/27/08 ToryBurch.com

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A new look for the poncho from Mike and Chris! The Lyle Fleece Poncho gets glam with box pleats and a fab neckline. $312 at ShopRobertson.com

Save an additional 20% off anything at ShopRobertson.com with Coupon Code: grechen20 Expiration date is unknown.

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Tutu Fabulous! Friday, Aug 1 2008 

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Who can resist a little girl in a tutu? They are girlie, twirlie, and oh so giftable! A gift of a tutu is a Kodak moment in the making and is sure to produce the “oohs and ahhhs” that a gift giver is looking for. Tip toe through the tulle, crinoline, ribbons, and bows of these terrific tutus and pettiskirts. You are sure to find the perfect gift for the little lady on your list!

Birthday Pettiskirt Set

Look at this little cupcake girl! It’s her birthday……let her eat and wear her cake! This Birthday Pettiskirt Set is a confection of chocolate and pink. The little tank top can come as is or with sleeves and features fluffy rosettes and a bling candle. Paired with a Lucky Gabi pettiiskirt……..it becomes the best little birthday outfit in town! Available in sizes 12 months – size 8 for $94 at tootsiestutus.com

Belle Ame Light Pink and Black Pettiskirt

Ooo La La! Can can you imagine your little one in yards and yards of the pink and black pettiskirt by Belle Ame? Fluffly and fabulous this one is a custom order and available in sizes 12-months to Size 6 and up. $75. Dance on over to fairyprincessclothing.com

Autumn Tutu Dress

Have you ever ? Talk about Tutu fabulous! This hand crafted and custom made tutu dress is a confection of chocolate….white….yellow….and pretty pink tulle. The neckline is adorned with grosgrain ribbon that is embellished with matching flowers. A delight for portraits and special occasions. $75.00 for sizes 12 months – 6 years at thetrendybabyonline.com

Raspberry and White Dot Ruffled Pettiskirt

She will look delicious in the raspberry and white Ruffled Dot Pettiskirt! It is made from 200 yards of nylon chiffon……giving it twirability! Available in sizes 12 months – 6 Yr. $90 at LaylaGrayce.com

She will get down and be darling in the Punk Rock Princess Tutu! It has alot going on…..but each ribbon…bow….crystal…and daisy is adorable! Made with seventy five yards of tulle……..all of it is totally cool. Made to fit from size 6 months – 8 years. $55 at Lavishbliss.com


Simply Roses Tutu

The Simply Roses Tutu is simply scrumptious! Soft pink tulle, pink satin ribbons, and a dozen roses make this tutu a little girl’s dream. Perfection! In sizes 6 months – size 3/4 at tootsiestutus.com


Kaiya Eve Couture Zebra and Pink Pettiskirt

Girls gone wild! Straight from the latest Kaiya Eve Couture line of sensational pettitskirts the Zebra and Pink little number is just over the top wonderful! Available in sizes 12- 18 months. $96 at bornfabulousboutique.com

Pink Rainbow Pettiskirt

Somewhere over the rainbow, there is a a sweet little miss waiting to wear the colors of the Pink Rainbow Pettiskirt. As fluffy as cotton candy the skirt features as handmade embellishments and custom ribbons. Made of chiffon and waiting to be loved at tutuposh.com $70

White with Black Pom Poms Princess Tutu - Many Sizes Available

Perfect for portraits and pretty for play the white tutu with black pompoms is just fabulous! It is handcrafted with nearly 100 yards of premium tulle and available in sizes from newborn to 7-10. $45 at Laylagrace.com


For the Bohemian Baby, this Pucci print Tutu by Meg Dane is a sophisticated take on the classic tutu. With a chiffon overlay and layers of tulle beneath, it is finished off with a satin bow in the back. Stylish with a capital S! $72 One size fits 18 months – 5-6 at denimndaisies.com.

Hot Pink Haute! This tutu is knotted for a playful pretty look. Perfect with the denim jacket….for the girl who doesn’t take herself too seriously. $48 at jaelafrederick.com in sizes 6 months – size 8. Available in many colors.Cream Leopard Pettiskirt by Oopsy Daisy Baby

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I am not sure if this is a good thing or not…..it would be for me! it’s a Chocolate Scented TuTu! Talk about a confection! Created from shimmer pink tulle this delicious looking and smelling tutu is accented with a grosgrain ribbon and floating pink and chocolate brown petals. It is custom made to order and $40 at taylorsbaby.com

The French inspired tutus from Poppie Couture are glamorous in an understated way. They are made of silk and tulle…..the silk giving it a very luxe look. The set is complete with ruffled bloomers and comes in six stylish colors. It’s a celeb favorite from poppiecouture.com $130

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Pretty in Pink Tutu Belt

Now here is a clever idea! It is a tutu belt! Though it would be a gorgeous tutu , having just the shorter length belt can be very versatile. It is shorter than the normal tutu allowing it to be worn over almost anything. Adorable with a leotard! Perfect over a simple white or pink cotton dress. Little denim divas might love the look over their jeans or mini shirts. Whatever way it is worn it will be fabulous. Made with pink and white tulle , thick satin ribbon , and Swarovski crystal embellished flowers. Sized from Infants to size 6. $19.99 at littlemissblooms.com

Oopsy Daisy Pink Pettiskirt

The Oopsy Daisy Pettiskirt in pink is beautiful and hard to find! Sold out in this shade of pink at most e-tailers but here it is at snapdragonsbaby.com. The picture tells the story. Available in sizes 12 months – 6 months. $70

Forgotten Dreams Flourishes Ribbon Ballet Skirt Tutu in Orange with Black Ribbon

Just in time for Halloween! The Forgotten Dreams Flourishes Ballet Tutu is perfect as a costume or pretty enough for special occasions. The satin ribbons and embellished waistline are special touches that any little goblin will love. Available in sizes 12 – 24 months to 6 – yrs. $40 at ladybugsandlilypads.com

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A Chocolate and Strawberry Truffles Double Puff Tutu! This tutu looks as yummy as it sounds! Handcrafted with over 100 yards of Chocolate, Pink, and Hot Pink Tulle, this little number will have any little girl twirling her heart away. Priced from $38 – $44 depending on length chosen. girlpartytutus.com

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Here’s a little something different. The Posh Pink Princess Fancy Tiered Tutu is like wearing three tutus at once. Each layer is a different shade of pink with a ribbon wrapped waistline. Fancy that! $45 – $53 at girlpartytutus.com

Poinsetta Tutu

Get ready for The Holidays! This Pointsetta Tutu is is wonderful in white and simple in design. Decorated with Forrest Green satin ribbon around the waist and a pretty red poitsetta, this little number will have your tiny dancer twinkling thru the season. $34 – $38 at tootsiestutus.com

Oooh La La! This is simply gorgeous! The Back Sparkle Pettiskirt is a limited edition in a sophisticated color scheme of Black and Navy. Available is sizes 9 -24 months and 4 – 6T. $90 at dimplesanddandelions.com



Laptop Luxury! Sunday, Jul 20 2008 

About a year ago I was on a search for a good looking laptop bag. I wanted it to look stylish, smart, and appropriate for travel. I got very lucky, finding a store closing sale, and bought a $300 red bag for $50. If you are looking to tote your laptop in style, I have found some exceptional bags for you to consider.

Oh My! Kena Kai! Get a luxe look with this premium full grain Italian Leather laptop sleeve. I am coveting this bag! Available also in orange or brown and fits laptops with 13.3 inch screens. this is one of the lovliest sleeves on the marketplace today. Originally $250 and now On Sale for $199. KoloBags.com

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For the gal on the go!  GoGoVoyage’s Sophie Editor Tote is great in patent leather!  it’s a celebrity favorite and is fully loaded for style and business.  Available in black….red…or chocolate at ShopGreenApple.com $330.  Save an extra 25% Off with Coupon Code:   SPRINGBREAK
Expires:  03/31/09.

The Lodis Milano Piazza Laptop Tote is good looking in a great shade of green. Made of fine Croco printed Italian Leather with a stylish scalloped top edge. It has a dedicated padded laptop compartment with many sections for your other business and personal essentials. $375 at Kolobags.com

Compartment Tote

From Chelsea Classics……The Compartment Tote is perfect for a Mac Book or any small laptop. It comes equipped with may compartments and is made from Japanese pebble calfskin. I think the grommets are a great stylish detail. A good look in black or chocolate for $290 at tusk.com



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I first saw the Andrea Valentini Bags at Takashimaya-ny. It really is a great looking bag. Her bags have been featured in every style publication from The New York Times to Dwell Magazine. These bags are known not only for their sense of contemporary style but for the sculptural fabrication. She fuses durable fabrics with cellular foams. Very interesting! I found that EBags.com had some of the best pricing on her bags anywhere. This laptop bag in the Black Bump design is $175.00. Read more about Andrea on her own site at andreavalentini.com

The Orla Kiely Florescent Trim canvas Portfolio is a fun alternative to the traditional canvas bag. It comes fully loaded with both style and functionality! I love it for it’s simplicity. Now on sale for $231. Originally $330 at Henryandlulu.com


Jet, Set, Go! For the traveling man or woman, this work horse bag by BREE is very cool. It is made of wool felt and has nylon lining. Meant for business on the go, there is plenty of space for files and it is padded for laptops. $320 and now on sale for $160 at RevolveClothing.com

Laptop Dress - Black Croc

The “Jackson” a dressy laptop bag makes an elegant statement! Love the croc look on the rich leather! It features three interior pockets and the lining is a fun pink. It is 14 inches long and 11 inches high…..making it a perfect fit for a MacBook. $169 at TaylorBags.com


Full slim computer bagFull slim computer bagFull slim computer bagSherry Stein has designed a sleek and slim computer bag that will have you working in style. Made of industrial strength cotton canvas and your choice of suede or maraham wool with chromed steel hardware, it is a good looking bag that functions. Made for 14″ – 17: laptops. $370 at SSteinDesign.com

V09RD Lauren Merkin Laptop Case

You really must click on the below link and see this bag enlarged. Shown in “Eggplant” but also available in Black…Lauren Merkin’s laptop case is very elegant. Her leathers are lovely and the goldtone hardware is not too much. The case comes with a detachable shoulder strap. Not inexpensive at $250..….but not so bad for this type of quality and style. NeimanMarcus.com

And look what I found at LaurenMerkin.com! It looks like it is the same bag called Abby. Love it in the tomato kidskin. Also $250 and available in three other colors.



Laptop Tote

Nine West has made a great little laptop bag that won’t break the bank……especially since it is on sale now. Available in Brown or Black patent leather. Inside you will find a removable sleeve for your laptop and a padded shoulder strap. Lots of style for the buck with this one. Originally $99 and now only $69.99 Only the brown is on sale. NineWest.com

If you like to mix business with pleasure……here is a playful laptop sleeve. Designed with the famous Paul Smith reverberating stripes pattern…..it is a stylishly soft solution for protecting your laptop. It is made for MacBooks and has luggage grade zippers and quilted satin lining. A great look for the price of $59 – $85 at acmemade.com

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This bag set is one of my favorite looks for the money! The Nunzia Tuscany Designer Leather and Suede Laptop Bag is classic without alot of flash. Part handbag and part briefcase……it will keep you organized with the removable laptop sleeve and cosmetic bag. Fits most laptops 15.4 in size. Available in other color combinations. $102.60 at getyourtech.com


The Katrina Leather Buyer Bag in Pearlized Bone by Go Go Voyage is Function and Beauty wrapped up in one great bag! The retractable trolley handle retracts into a hidden pocket so it can be used as a shoulder tote. Inside there is a cotton floral print lining, a separate padded laptop area, and a small leather makeup bag. Best of all you can now get 50% off this bag by using Coupon Code: BLOWOUT. ShopRellik.com Without code bag is $440. Quite a deal! Note: Not sure when code expires. I found it on their website on July 26 2008.

Safely transport your laptop in style! This neoprene modernistic sleeve will fit most 14″ screens and has qite a bit of style quotient! $34 at moonsus.com.

Croc-Embossed Leather Tote

The Croco Embossed Tote is striking and different than most business bags. It has been hand tailored in Italy and made from fine leather with silk lining. Love the bamboo handles! You will also receive a detachable shoulder strap and a separate padded laptop pouch. Available at Gumps.com for $495 Now on sale for $399

Very unique and quite artistic looking, The Casauri Laptop Brief Natura will have you traveling with style! Fully padded and water resistant, this bag is made of nylon and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. Perfect for 14, 15, and 15.25 inch laptops. $95 at shopcomposition.com

Clark and Mayfield’s Quimby Laptop Tote in seafoam blue is a great look for laptops up to size 15.4 inches. Love the color and the interior means business! It comes with a padded laptop sleeve, a large section for files, detachable padded carrying strap. One great bag! $189 at ClarkandMayfield.com

Dorothy Laminated Fabric Laptop Tote

Anna Griffin, designer of beautiful paper products, has branched out to great home office products and bags. The Dorothy Fabric Laminated Laptop Tote is one of her designs. The black and white damask is striking ! The tote features a padded laptop sleeve and what looks like leather handles. Tres Chic! $85. Find it here.

The Balenciaga Work Bag just might be the ultimate in work bags! Made from vintage crafted lambskin….and has all of the luxe details Balenciaga is known for. You better get the job if you show up for the interview carrying this! Expensive but aren’t you worth it? $1595 at Balenciaga.com

If you don’t mind standing out in a crowd……the Traci Bag in giraffe print is stylish and functional at the same time. It comes fully loaded for bsiness. Inside there is a suede padded compartment for the laptop. You will also find sections for files and computer accessories. Outside there are pockets galore for quick access to cell phones and other necessary items. This is one wild bag. Find it at tracibags.com



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In A Clutch For Glamour~ Thursday, Jul 17 2008 

I do love a good clutch bag for day or night. To me the style and shape of a clutch just seems a bit more sophisticated than your average Hobo bag. For three days only Vivre is having a sale on many of their featred clutch bags. Use Coupon Code: for 20% Off Until 07/19/08.

Here is the best of Clutch Glam from Vivre.com

The Rockstar Box Clutch is a knockout for evening glam! Small Grey beads and large crystals bring enough bling to make you a star! $325 at Vivre.com

Sleek and stylish the Shiny Silver Clutch by Kotur with its’ vintage inspired brocade interior will make a fashion statement! $348 at Vivre.com

Oh how pretty! Inspired by Brazilian flora Luciana Paiva’s green Rectangle Clutch features hand-painted and hand stitched sequins. The rectangular stones will reflect your style with a glowing sheen. $675 at Vivre.com.

Lotus Arts de Vivre makes beautiful handbags. Vivre features a handpainted clutch that screams glamour! The black and gold flower motif on rattan is hand made and has a sterling silver coin purse attached. $1500 Found at Vivre.com

Rah! Rah! Rana Pouch by Marc Jacobs~ Saturday, Jul 12 2008 

I love a good evening bag. You don’t use them often, or maybe you do. It is so much fun, when the occasion merits a special bag, going into your closet and unwrap one of your lovelies! Marc Jacobs’ Rana Pouch may just have to find a home on my shelf. I must admit, I had to look up the word Rana, to find its meaning. Of course, it means “a genus of frogs.” But of course….look at the bag. In Arabic it also means “Pretty Little Girls With Beautiful Eyes.” Leave it to Marc. Love the fluorescent colors, and of course black is always a staple. The looped wrst handle allows you a free hand to dance, hold a cocktail, or shake a hand. Fun! $795 at Eluxury.com

Now on Sale for $479.00

Pillow Talk! Wednesday, Jul 9 2008 

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I must admit, I am a bit pillow crazed! Pillows are an easy and sometimes affordable way to introduce color into your home, They are also an easy way to update your home when your budget doesn’t call for a complete re-do. No matter what your decorating style or lifestyle, I hope you find a pillow here that you can lounge on, live with, admire, and talk about.

Soft Rocks By Tanya Aguiniga

Rock on with Soft Rocks by Los Angeles artist Tanya Aguiniga. They are divine and oh so creative! Made from upholstery foam scraps, goatland wool and various wool yarns. Available in three sizes and priced from $50 – $150 at reformschoolrules.com Take 20% Off with Coupon Code: spring09 Expires April 17th.

Pierre Frey’s linens are luxe and lovely…always! The Gary cushion in pink and chocolate brown becomes a bon bon for the bed or sofa. Love the tassel and color combination! Made of cotton and bemberg-silk at $ 187.93 each. Find them at Artedona.

Give your room the Midas touch! Designed by Los Angeles designer IGE…….this feather and down pillow with metallic feather motif will really add a touch of glam to any piece of furniture. Luxe and very unique! $156 at StitchChicago.com

Aviva Stanoff’s pillows are always luxe and lovely. The Ivoire Collection is no exception. Hand dyed…painted…and etched…..one at a time. Both versions are made of silk and velvet. Sure to be as soft feeling as it is soft looking. Elegant for the blue and white decor or pair it with silver. 4250 each at Artfulhome.com Save 15% with Coupon Code: SPRING9. Expires March 31st.

Needlepoint Organza with Chartreuse Crystal Beads

Deborah Main Designs creates some of the most stunning pillows I have seen. Each is handmade from luxury fabrics and trims. The Needlepoint Organza with Chartreuse Crystal Beads is oh so elegant! The pillow is topped in organza over a rose colored cotton. Gorgeous ribbons from Paris and beads from India embellish this lovely pillow. Please take a look at a detailed photo at DeborahMainDesigns.com $450

Maritime Crisscross Rope Pillow

Give your decor a jaunty look with Williams Sonoma’s Maritime Pillow. Perfect for your boat…..summer home……or anywhere that needs a spring spruce up. Hard to tell by the photo here….it is a Navy Cotton Canvas with Ivory Linen pillow. A very sharp look. $88 at wshome.com


Roy Barloga Pillows

I think that the Roy Barloga pillows…..made exclusively for Hazelnut New Orleans…….are just fabulous! Roy is a noted photographer who has found a way to transfer his work to fabric. Three designs are available. Pictured is Audubon Fountain. You actually get two pillows in one……each pillow is backed in a cafe au lait toile. Add an artistic touch to your home for $92 at hazelnutneworleans.com

Oh be still my heart! These pillows are worthy of being the focus and design inspiration of an entire nursery around! They are gender neutral and well……wonderful! You can now get them for $25 each. Originally $75 at florahenri.com


Geisha

I was thrilled to find the New York designer……Sylvie Guieysse Collection of fabulous pillows tonight! Her artistry is evident in each of her six collections of decorative pillows. Each pillow is a vibrant mix of color and pattern. Pictured above is The Geisha Pillow…part of the Retro Pop collection. It is made with a rich cotton velvet and toille. I love the mix of classic toille with a contemporary pattern. This pillow speaks style1 Priced from $0 – $80 depending on size. sylvie-pillows.com

Blanc

From Sylvie Guieysse again! The Blanc Pillow….from the Couture Collection…. is really a work of art. Make a real statement in black and white felted wool and wool cotton velvet. It is both feminine and masculine…….making it perfect for any contemporary home or apartment. Priced from $70 – $100 at sylvie-pillows.com

Tea Ceremony

i can’t stop myself with Sylvie’s pillows! The Tea Ceremony pillow….from the Far East Collection…..is a pop of contemporary color. I imagine it a painting of wonderful Japanese lanterns. A lovely and lively accent for the home. $70 at sylvie-pillows.com

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If your personal style is more shabby chic than modern ……..Rachel Ashwell’s pillows might suit your decor. These two pillows will look great together. One in silk and the other in linen burlap…..the two textures play well together. Crown your sofa with The Gold Crown Pillow. The crown creates a touch of whimsy to your style. $165. The Vintage Bullion Pillow is a luxe look for any room. $125 Both can be found at ShabbyChic.com

Cashmere L-O-V-E Pillow


Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The cashmere LOVE pillow! Yes….you recognize the 1964 design from Robert Indiana. The design is iconic and so is this pillow. Find someone to cuddle up with and enjoy the softness of cashmere and down. Made in Italy for Gumps.com $325

Yves Delorme Orange On Time Pillow

Talk about couch potato time! Add some whimsy and a bold splash of color with Yves Delorme’s Orange On Time Pillow. This pillow will make the entire room happy! $144 at GraciousHome.com



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If you are looking to make a bold statement in color…..look no further than West Elm for the Tin Strip Pillow Covers! The uneven stripes and contemporary colors create an abstract aesthetic. Love the names of the colors…..horseradish…..cordovan……nile. The covers are silk and priced at $29 each. Down alternative inserts are $14 at WestElm.com


Eye Candy for the Couch! This bright and happy pillow in candy colors by Koko Company…….will add a whimsical touch to to many decor styles. It is made from Cotton Twill and priced at $110 at burkedecor.com


Add a bit of shine to your room with this faux leather Mosaic Pillow! it is stylish and contemporary in silver with scattered tassels of gold. It would be a glamorous touch to a neutral color pallet. Priced at $75 at DeeplyMadlyLiving.com


What a great look for a contemporary home! The color and texture of this felt pillow makes it a work of art. Created by Finnish born and London based designer, Anne Kyyro Quinn, the pillow is both tactile and comfy. Simply fab! $390 at RoseandRadish.com.

Overscaled Damask Pillow

Yellow and white Damask will bring a breath of Springtime into your home! Large scale damask in wool on pure linen pillows…….this pillow has a touch of whimsy about it. The pillows’ style will compliment any style of decor. I can imagine this pillow with a silver or gray sofa. Lovely! $88 at wshome.com

How to brighten up a tired sofa or chair! The Guild’s leather bolster pillows designed by Anna Millea are mod and marvelous! Hand painted on black or white leather…..they are finished with fun coordinating buttons at each end. $230 at ArtfulHome.com

Velvet XL Cushion

I am sitting in a red and black room as I type. The two colors are very energizing and romantic. This pillow would work perfectly in my room. Made of bespoke velvet with a screen printed black vintage pattern. It is extra large and 30″ x 30″ in size and $225 each. Lovely! EdenandEden.com


I love to visit The Silk Trading Company in Chicago.….it is one of my happy places. The colors and fabrics are so alive. They design great and affordable pillows, and The Julianne is just wonderful. The colors of Chocolate and Fuchsia create an sophisticated color story. The pillow has an incredible sheen. I can envision creating an entire room around this pillow! $73 at silktrading.com Also available in five other color combinations.

Aren’t these pillows just the best? The vibrant colors and sharp contrast of graphic design creates a very rich and modern look for any room in your home. They are all cotton canvas and hand silk screened. Available in a variety of sizes and patterns and priced from $65 – $115. For ordering information go to homehavennyc.com

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If you have an eclectic home or just enjoy fine art, perhaps you can appreciate the delightful Stig Lindberg “Pleasure Garden Pillows.” It is an original textile design by the talented Swedish artist. I found these pillows to be one of the best pillows on the marketplace. Available in three vibrant colorways, and specially priced at $49 at www.nova68.com Sofa Art!

I have long admired the Ann Gish line of bedding and accessories for it’s use of luxurious fabrics, and playful but elegant designs. Her Fancy Pants Pillows (great name) are perfect examples of the designer’s point of view. Made of charmeuse and just charming! Best of all they come in eight fanciful colors. Prices vary by size of pillow from $195 -$256 at heirloomironbed.com


Missoni Cushions & Poufs - Berlin

Black and White perfection! Love the Missoni Berlin Cushions. This pillow is very versatile as it reverses to each pattern pictured. Available in three sizes: 12×24″, 14×31.5″ & 16×16″ and priced from $199 -$270 at jreneeonline.com

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Get some style S.O.S with the MacKenzie Childs Dot Dot Dash Pillows! They are bold and bright in black and white with a dash of gold dutchess satin. They certainly will add pizazz to your black and white decor! priced $250 – $275 at mackenzie-childs.com


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If you are decorating a child’s room in toile……the Three Ziglets That’s Toile Name Pillow ……..is very well done. All are hand appliqued and custom made for your little one. Also available in chocolate and pink. $75.00 at tinytotboutique.com


Isn’t this pillow just fabulous? The Amy Butler Design Reversable Big Boxy 4 Pillow is actually two pillows in one! Pictured is the two sides of the pillow, both in pretty prints of 100% Cotton Sateen Nigella Home Decor Fabric. They are generous in size at 24″ x 24″ so they can be used both as a Floor Cushion or as a Decorative Pillow on the sofa or bed. Charming! $82 at amybutlerdesign.com

These Keshte Pillows by Ankasa are so alive with color, they will make any room a happy place. They are hand embroidered on a beige linen background. A few of these and you will transform your space into a tropical hideaway. Rectangular Pillow $292. 21″ x 21″ Square Pillow $282. Both at Vivre.com

There could be no more chic cushions than The Designer’s Guild Roquelaire Cushion! I am in pillow heaven with the rococo design and fabulous color stories! A luxe look for sure….there is nothing casual about these silk jacquard 18″ x 24″ with a tailored silk trim pillows. Pictures show the front and back image of each pillow $170 at DesignersGuildus.com

I selected Crate and Barrel’s Layla Pillow for those of you who are working with a neutral color pallet. Love that this pillow is a wool with felt circles. A good wool pillow is hard to find. The appliqued circles give it texture and depth. The insert is feather and down, so it will be comfy. One great pillow for the price. $59.95 at CrateandBarrel.com

FOLIES BERGERES PILLOW

Oooo LaLa! The Folies Bergeres Pillow certainly will add some spice to life at home! It is made of mixed wool and feathers. Sold at DeeplyMadlyLiving.com $135. Tres chic!


If you wish to accent your modern home with black and white, these Bliss Home pillows might be a terrific touch. Love the simple graphic images! Mixed together the two pillows create a soft artistic look to your bed or sofa. The Anis pillow with graphic single stem is $25. The Black and White Stitched Marcus Pillow is $15. Lots of style for the money. But wait! Use Coupon Code: luckybreaks12 for 25% Off everything at BlissLivingHome.com Offer expires August 31st

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If you are looking to infuse your home with a Victorian vibe that has a contemporary feel and color pallet, Lots Bleu’s pillows are just fab! They are all cotton with an embroidered foreground and silkscreened background. The colors are lucious and the inserts are down and feather. Best of all..they are on sale now from $40 – $52 at lotusbleudesign.com

I admire anything with embroidery on it. Just thinking about someone sitting down with needle and thread sewing something I might purchase, makes me smile. I also realize the amount of work and talent involved. The Kaleidoscope Embroidery Pillow is modern, fun, bright and cheery! it is $74 at spacify.com

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Michele Varian designs lighting handbags home accessories and best of all….decorative throw pillows. Her site offers so many outstanding designs it was hard to select just one style to profile. I chose the Obi Silk Charmuse Pillows because of their intricate beading and wonderful trims. Beading is hard to do without looking, well,…. cheap. These pillows are beautiful and stylish. A perfect way to add some glam to any room! Pillows come in Gold, Mauve, or Dark Green and are $248 except for the Pale Apricot Seqined Pillow which is on sale for $95. Click on each color link to go directly to that pillow. Michelevarian.com

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It seems that I can’t get enough of Damask Pillows these days. I just had to post these pretty Palazzo Pillows. The jewel tones are gorgeous 100% silk and come in a generous 16 x 16 size for only $28.99 at Wrapables.com

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If You have a contemporary home and happen to be working with brown and blue, Jonathan Adler has designed some pillows for you! They each come in two sizes and are priced at $95 for Small and $175 for Large. Groovy! Agilestcollections.com

Artist Aviva Stanoff creates hand painted, etched, and dyed silk and velvet pillows, that are drop dead gorgeous. One of my favorites is the Eucalyptus design done in Smolder and Fuji. No two are exactly alike as they are each painted and made one at a time. Available in two sizes and priced from $190 – $250 at ArtfulHome.com

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Textiles > Oromono Sea Bloom Pillows

British designer, Kristy Ann Powell’s Oromono Sea Bloom Pillows, add a bit of organic beauty to your home. Love the three dimensional design and the classic color combinations. Made of English wool, these pillows are like art work for your sofa. $195 at lekkerhome.com

If you have a house at the shore or beach, or even if you wished you did, the ultrasuede Sea Motif Pillow Collection at Mecox is exceptional! Pillows are 22″ x22″ and stitched to perfection. $375 each. mecoxgardens.com


Go wild with decorating and John Robshaw’s Circus pillows! These handpainted pillows are distinctive and will add a touch of whimsy to your eclectic room. Priced from $115-$150 at JohnRobshaw.com

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A graphic image always makes a bold statement. If it happens to be done in silver embroidery on black velvet, the statement becomes a bit fancy. Even if your digs aren’t ornamental and palatial, an image of a chandelier will add a touch of whimsy to any room. $59.95 at ZGallerie.com

A pillow in bloom! The Jenna Pillow is a lovely pillow with a surprise. Beautifully hand sewn and deconstructed in light pink tweed menswear fabric. Soft vs Masculine. Love it! 18 x 18 and down filled for $75 at BlissLivingHome.com

Floral Cushion

If you have a modern sensibility and wish to add a jolt of color to your home the Floral Cushion from Eden and Eden might be perfect! Made of bespoke cotton with a velvet fuchsia reverse, it is both colorful and a soft touch for your interior space. $125 at edenandeden.com

This 20 x 20 inch pillow by Shuzy is chock filled with details! Made of silk with beige suede flowers and hand sewn beads, it is truly a work of art! On sale now for half price $65 at LibaStyle.com

More Stylish Pillows to come!






Fabulous Finds: Beauty Products That Work! Wednesday, Jun 25 2008 

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I would like to be clear right from the beginning. I am not a Beauty Expert. I do not represent any cosmetic company. No one pays me for my opinion. I do not have any alterior motives. What I am is a consumer who loves to play with makeup, has spent enough money on makeup, over the years, to fund a few college educations, and I believe in good skincare. I am familiar with the best products in the cosmetic industry, and I use them. I also use products that are lesser known, believing that any one cosmetic line cannot have the best of everything. The following are a few of my favorite things. I know that these products work for me. I hope that they work for you, as well.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisurizer. It has won more Beauty Awards than you can count. I agree. It is a marvelous product that I can count on, hour after hour, year after year. It is part of Mercier’s Flawless Face Product line. I cannot say that the tinted moisturizer makes my face look flawless, because it doesn’t…….it is not magic. It does, however, make it look better!

It is lightweight with a lovely slip or spreadability. My skin feels hydrated after application and there is noticable color. The coverage is sheer, but the glow that it imparts is both healthy and forgiving. My fine and not so fine lines are softened after application. Mercier states that it has an antioxident vitamin complex that fights free radicals. That’s a good thing, but what I find most important is the SPF20 factor,as I have learned the hard way………sun on your face equals future wrinkles!

I use the moisturizer for slight coverage when I first get up on certain mornings, just to look decent when having a lazy weekend morning, or as a house guest when traveling, and often when sunbathing. I have also mixed it with liquid foundation, as Laura Mercier suggests, to achieve a more sheer finish during the warm summer months. If you don’t like to wear foundation at all, this might be the perfect product for you! The product comes in seven shades, from porcelain to walnut. I wear Nude in the winter months and Sand in the summer. I have a medium skintone. There also is an oil-free version of the tinted moisturizer. Though I have normal skin…not too dry, not too oily, I found that the oil free moisturizer was not hydrating enough. On my skin, it just didn’t spread well. It did offer, the same healthy glow, however. It is a wonderful product that works for $42.00 at LauraMercier.com

Serious Skin Care InstA-tox Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Serum 2-pack

Oh how I hesitated to feature this little miracle worker! Now my secret is out of the bag. This is one product that I wouldn’t be without……EVER! I am at that age where pesky little and big facial lines and wrinkles are rearing their ugly imprints on my face daily! How could this happen to me? The thought of injecting a poisonous substance into my skin, is very unappealing. I worry about the future effects of Botox. It works beautifully, but to me….poison is poison. Enter Jennifer Flavin Stalone’s Serious Skin Care, and her Facial Firming, Wrinkle Smoothing Serum……InstA-tox.

What it does……it temporarily fills in and softens lines and wrinkles and makes pores appear tighter. What it doesn’t do……it doesn’t take them away! How does it work? Honestly, I don’t know what type of ingredients are in this product. My guess is that there some sort of silicone for one. You must apply to very clean and dry skin. Pat the product directly on each line and wrinkle. Avoid using too much. You will know if you have used too much, as a white film will be left on the area of your treated skin. If this happens, wipe of with a small bit of moisturizer and start over. Smooth on pore areas that you wish to appear tighter. Do not rub in. Once applied, wait about three minutes until the product dries and disappears on your skin. Voila! Your lines and wrinkles are diminished, and you are ready for the rest of your beauty routine. The serum remains active, for me, until I cleanse my face. The downside, it may take a couple of applications to get the hang of using this serum. After a year of using it, I never have an issue.

The Results: My lines and wrinkles are softened by about 70%. Not totally gone, but so much better. I particularly like the results I see on the nose to mouth lines. InstA-Tox is my Botox in a bottle, and it works. I purchase mine at HSN.com and have it auto-shipped to me every 2 months. Two tubes for $44.50.

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Mac Cosmetics have so many fun products and great colors in every product line. One of my favorite products of Mac is the LiquidLast Liner. Boy does it last! Truly one of the best eyeliners I have ever used! The ability to make a precise line, thick or fine, is key in selecting an eyeliner. The thin pointed brush of LiquidLast makes this possible. The application is effortless. If you make a mistake, or an uneven line, you have about 30 seconds, in my experience, to correct your error. After that, you will need makeup remover to clean up your mess. It is extremely long lasting and smudge free after final application. i usually don’t remove the eyeliner before going to bed, and when I awake, I still have the perfect line on my lid. Mac does not state so,but this product is waterproof. I have tested it…..it has survived swimming and crying….without a smudge. True to Mac style, it comes in 16 colors. My favorites are Point Black and Inkspill, a very dark green. At $16.50 maybe you can try more than one color! MacCosmetics.com

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Pictured above are two products that have changed the look and feel of my feet forever! I have never used either product alone, starting from the beginning with both products, thanks to the sage advice of an employee of Bigelow Chemists at Chicago’s Water Tower Place. I went in looking for a foot miracle after trying every imaginable product…..expensive and cheap. NOTHING worked on my cracked heels and calluses. I am here to say that the transformation of the condition of my feet after two weeks of using these products, twice a day, was unbelievable! My feet were really bad, even with monthly pedicures. They were at the point that the skin just hurt to walk barefoot.

The DDF Pedi-Cream in a 4 oz. tube, has 10% glycolic acid as it’s second ingredient. 10% is a high percentage of this acid, and so I thought it might have a chance to work. It did! Within a week, my callouses were softened and the cracked heels were healing. I enjoyed the rather strong smell of spearmint and menthol of the cream. It provided a cooling relief to my tired and sore feet. Not inexpensive at $30 but worth every penny!

While using this product, I was also using Davies Gate Buckwheat Buffing Soap. Love this product! It actually suds up and cleans your feet while you are exfoliating the dead skin. The working agents are intense…..Buckwheat Hulls, Loofah, and Volcanic Pumice. There is a slight smell of Peppermint, provided by the infused Peppermint oil. Pleasant! The three ingredients provide the perfect polish to your feet. Much more pelasant than using a buffing plane or a plain pumice stone. My routine was to buff with the feet soap and then apply the DDF Pedi-Cream. After two weeks of this routine and the use of both products the cracks in my heals were almost totally gone. $10 and it lasts forever! Two products that I wouldn’t be without.

I have spent many years and dollars looking for the perfect concealer. I have only tried luxury concealers (i.e. no drugstore brands) such as Laura Mercier, Chanel, Bobbi Brown and the like. All disappointed. About two months ago I read a glowing review about Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer. Apparently it has a cult following and is a fave of celebrity makeup artists. Now a favorite of mine! It covers dark circles like a dream, brightening and lightening the look under your eyes beautifully. It is said to be great for blemishes, rosacea, and sun spots. Thankfully, I don’t have those problems, but I do have the occasional dark circle, and at my age any brightening under the eye is an improvement! The product applies very easily and has a very silky feel to it. It leaves my skin dewy under the eye, and blends nicely over and under my foundation. I found mine at Sephora, and no one helped me or told me about the product…..fine by me. I selected my perfect shade, Light Golden, from the available eight shades. A little bit goes a long way, and that is a good thing as it comes in a small .5 ounce tube for $40. I also use it as an eyeshadow base, and it keeps my eyeshadow on all day and night, until I wash it off. Two months into the tube, I still have more than half of the product left. Not bad! Truly an Amazing product! You won’t be disappointed. Find it at AmazingConcealer.com, Ulta.com or Sephora.com


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Posh and Pretty Evening Bags! Wednesday, Jun 25 2008 

Recently, a friend brought to my attention the website PoshPossessions.com. Loving everything “Posh,” I visited the site and found the most beautiful Swarovski crystal handbags. Of course the queen of the crystal handbag is Judith Leiber. Her bags are beautful and bountiful in price, wth price tags in the thousands! If you have been coveting one of her bags, you might consider Posh Possesions, as their bags are much more affordable and very posh looking. They also offer crystal accessories that are perfect for these bags or any other bag you own. Here is a small sampling of what they have to offer.

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystal The Roll Floral Vine is one of my favorites and one of the least expensive bags at $241. The jewel tone crystals will add the perfect pop of color to any evening outfit! Now on Sale for $195

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals The Purple Majesty Bag is just so lovely, and would be a special accessory for any summer outfit. Purple and green are a perfect color combination, at all times, but when blended with white crystals, the colors really pop. Beautiful! $416 Now on sale for $299

Leather Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals

The leather and crystal Day Or Night Bag, could become your “go to” evening bag. Since it is leather, it could be worn with dressed up jeans or an evening gown, as well. Lots of style at a really great price. $93.75  Now on sale for $65

Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals If you really want to put on the glam, the Gold & Silver Swirls Bag, does the job! The gold and silver crystals are sure to get attention and coordinate with your shiny evening wardrobe. $405. Now on sale for $299

Business Card Holder with Swarovski Crystals Never pass up an opportunity to connect at any evening affair. Place this beautiful Business Card Holder in your crystal handbag, and they will know you mean business! Other styles available $36.50

Chain Gang! Saturday, Jun 21 2008 

By now, surely you noticed that metal hardware is huge in handbags. Sometimes, I think many designers have gotten a little carried away with the chains, charms, zippers, buckles, etc. When overdone, it all can become rather cheap looking. Here is a Satin Clutch, that has the look of chains without the hardware. I love to find a good looking handbag, especially a clutch, that doesn’t cost your monthly rent. The clutches are perfect for jeans or a night out on the town. At $98, they have alot of look for the money. Available at privilegedonline.com


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Party Girl: Fancy Little Girls Dresses Thursday, Jun 12 2008 

Little girls love to party just like their Mommies, and they need to have the same fabulous frocks that Mommy has, too! There are the family weddings, tea parties, downtown dinners, mother-daughter fashion shows, and more…….little girls have busy social lives these days. Take a peek at what the little glamorous girls will be wearing while they party on!

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Well! She is party perfect in her Carolyne Roehm Navy Piquet Dress. Carolyne is debuting her new collection for little ones at Best and Company in New York. All designs are devine and of the finest quality. Orders can be placed by e-mail or phone. This adorable dress is $325 at BestandCompany.com

Oh how fun! Susanne Lively’s Flowers and Dots Linen Swing Dress makes me want to swing and twirl! A fabulous combination of terrific colors and textures. This delightful dress make a grand enterance at any Spring and Summer party! Available in sizes 2T – 12 and priced from $84.95 – $106.95 at
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Oh how sophisticated! This two piece ensemble in a mix of beautiful fabrics…… is a delight to the eye. Perfect for Sunday and every special day in-between. Available is sizes 3T or 10 for $125 at SmashingDarling.com

Pretty in plaid and a soft focus of colors….Noa Lilly’s party dress is party perfect! Priced from $120 – $125 at Saks.com Save 25% when using Coupon Code: SFAFAM8
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No shoes required for this little Hana dress! It’s party perfect with or without footwear. It is made in classic cotton with a great green ribbon sash. Also available in solid pink. $124 at bennyandmoon.com

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I do love a good navy dress for Spring and Summer. The Monnalisa Baby Sleeveless Dress is very siphisticated with the added sweetness of a butterfly pin. $179.00 at LavishKids.com


Silk and sassy ! This beautiful dress (and even prettier child) is designed by Bebemonde. Silk ruffles and bows along with an interesting neckline make this dress one of the season’s sweetest. Available in size 3T – 6X for $84 – $86 at dimplesanddandelions.com

Z05ED Sister Sam Ilya Bow Dress, 2-6

A LBD for little girls! How sophisticated and fun! Designed by Sister Sam and available in sizes 2 – 6. the bow detail at the hem softens the look. $127.00 at BergdorfGoodman.com


Biscotti Strawberry Fields Dress

Won’t she look juicy in Biscotti’s Strawberry Fields Dress! It is flouncy and frilly with a built in pettiskirt. 100% cotton and 100% sweet! Available in sizes 12 months – 4T and priced from $60 -$64 at babyskyeboutique.com


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Oh how special! When the party calls for something really special……consider a custom made dress from PoshTots.com. This one will be an heirloom piece of the future. Made of organic cotton from a vintage pattern. Details galore! So very lovely for $155 at PoshTots.com

I have grown very found of the brand Jottum. You can always spot one of their unique styles! Known for their petticoat dresses….Jottum’s Pink Roses Dress…..does not disappoint. Love the vintage looking print! Talk about a garden party! Available in sizes 2 – 10 and priced from $352 – $368 at WestVillageKids.com

Cutie Pie Cupcake Birthday Dress

Perfect for the birthday girl or the party guest! The Cutie Pie Cupcake Birthday dress is ruffled to the max ! She will be sugar and spice with the little halter neckline. So much fun! Available in sizes 12 months – 3T for $95.95 at sassybabyboutique.com


The LemLem Striped Party Dress……festive and fun……for little girls sizes 4T – 10. She will love thee bright colors and full skirt. Perfect for any fiesta or party. The included lightweight scarf with fringe detail will add a little drama to your drama queen’s day. $130 at sonsanddaughtersinc.com


Looks like Easter to me! The Pretty Petti Dress by Daphne Henderson is party ready and a fluffy fabulous! Made of yards and yards of pink tulle…..any lottle girl will love the twirlability of this storybook dress. $149 at RoomServiceHome.com

Pampolina’s Pleated Floral Dress is so stylish…….mom will want to borrow this little number! It has the bright and bold colors of the season….the layered look……and pleating. Any little miss size 2T – 4T will be the hit of the party wearing this blooming dress! $68 at Nordstrom.com


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Splendid for littles! Now sweet little things can look great wearing Splendid like their moms! The Ocelot Cami Dress is a blend of sass and sweetness. The animal print brings the sass and the little bubble adds a dash of sweetness. A blend of cotton and silk….it will feel lightweight and have a good sheen. Love! $62 at SmallConcept.com


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Tiny Finery! The Lallie Dress by Empress Baby is lovely in linen. The ruffles….pearl buttons….and special edge trim all add up to a very special dress. $62 at BeanNewYork.com

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For Party Babies! Biscotti’s Newborn Tiered Dress looks like a frosted little cupcake to me! It is lined in 100% cotton to keep baby feeling soft all party long. Available in sizes 3 – 9 months for $65 at littlecolonykids.com


For the Bohemian little chicklette! She will feel as if she is wearing Mommy’s jewels in J Crew’s Celia Dress. Made from beautiful silk taffeta…..this dress is with the elegant embroidery and side pockets ……is a winner! $298 and available in sizes 4 – 10 at jCrew.com




Raw Silk Olive Dress

No shoes required when she wears this exquisite little dress! The Olive and Peach Raw Silk Dress is sold exclusively at FairyPrincessClothing.com. I love the unexpected shade of green along with the touch of peach in the smocking! Available in sizes 12 months or 3 T. $250

Halabaloo Girls Navy Big Flower Dress


Though both dresses are cute…….today’s focus is the wonderful Halabaloo dress on the right. It is a very sweet look with a grown up print in navy and white. Your party girl will be in full bloom wearing this new Spring dress! Available for pre-order at KoolKloz.com for $63

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Oh Baby! Baby Graziella…that is. What a precious dress made of 100% linen. Embellished with layers of tulle ruffles and bows. Off white and $179.00 at LavishKids.com

Well, this is a Mini Me if I ever saw one! Trendy tots will look glam and and chic in this beautiful silver and gold dress by
Dino E Lucia. The golden beads will have your special little girl feeling like Mommy! No other description of the dress is given except that it is made in France. Available in sizes 4 – 10 Ooh La La! $220 and now on sale for $110! WestVillageKids.com

Miss Me Silk and Cotton A-Line Dress with Beaded Neckline

By Miss Me…..this little silk and cotton dress says take me dancing! the beaded and beribboned neckline adds the special touch. $92.50 for sizes 7 – 14 at juvieshop.com

Save the Queen Circus Multifabric Dress

Save the Queen! A little Boho chic for your little chick! This line of clothing is always fashion forward and fun. I love the sophisticated blend of pattern and colors. The Circus Dress looks like it will twirl quite nicely in the big top and beyond! Sizes 2 – 10. Priced from $198 – $206 at babyskyeboutique.com


Pretty in pink….pink silk…..that is! Made in France by Tartine. This is a beautiful example of a classic party dress. Embellished with rhinestones and available in size 2T and 3T for $179.95 starspangledcarousel.com

Pink and Chocolate Brown Taffeta Dress

Simple and classic! Like a little bon bon in chocolate and pink taffeta. It is tea length and buttons up the back. Attached is an old fashioned crinoline slip for fullness. Adorable for any dreessed up event. Available for special order in sizes 6 months – seven years for the affordable price of $45 – $50! gleecouture.com


Funky Zebra Top & Twirl Skirt

She will go wild over this funky and wild Zebra Top and Twirl Skirt Set. made from fine pinwhale cordoroy and cotton poplin….this is one fun party outfit. The corset top is all shirred in back for an easy fit. Layers and ruffles make the skirt perfect for twirling and dancing the night away. $156 for the set at couturebabyboutique.com

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Bonnie Jean Pink and Green Circles Dress

What a lovely Spring dress! Bonnie Jean has taken a classic style and modernized it with a contemporary print in two shades of pink and apple green. There is a butilt in crenalin for extra fullness. Nicely priced at $44.99 at ConniesKids.com

Us Angels Ruffled Organza Sheath Dress (Toddler & Little Girls)

this is a fun little dress if I ever saw one! So girlie and flirty . Designed by Us Angels in lustrous organza. Simply sensational. Available in Toddler sizes for $132 and Girl Sizes for $137. Pre-order yours now at Nordstrom.com

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Not all little misses are the ruffles and frou frou types. For those looking for a more understated yet luxe look the
Lola and James Menswear and Silk Tie Dress just might be perfect. Made from vintage menswear fabric and silk ties, this dress is one of a kind. The attention to detail and pleats all adds up to one fabulous frock! $99 Sizes 2 – 6 at LaLaLing.com

All grown up in a most dramatic yet still childish design, The US Angels Flocked Dress is simply smashing! This dress is shiny and metalic in a bold color combination of silver and chocolate. It is a classic that will take a party girl to all the events of her little life. Available at Zappos.com for $164 in sizes 2T – 8 Girls. Now on sale for $131.20


Wild child! After all…..girls just want to have a little fun. Hollywood Babe’s Zebra Print Dress is dancing with color and details. Love the flouncy fur cuffs with matching headband. Available in sizes 12 months – 24 months for pre-order at MilaniBoutique.com $179

Biscotti Flutter Toddler Dress & Shrug

Elegant and fun, the Biscotti Grey and Shades of Pink party dress is a winner! Ready for the cha cha slide or Sunday services, this dress has style, sophistication, and playfulness. Available in sizes 2T – 4T at Maddiescloset.com $93 Now on sale for $48!

Mim Pi black and white dress PREORDER ONLY $32

Black and white and wonderful! The Mimi Pi dress is perfect for so many parties and the Holidays! It would be so much fun with a red pair of shoes! Available for pre-order at poshtoshboutique.com in sizes 2T – 8. $82

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Talk about tiny finery! This luxe and lovely little dress by Monnalisa is made in Italy of ecru knit with a floral tulle skirt. Simple in design but very special in quality! Available in sizes 3 months – 24 months at LavishKids.com for $239

Now on sale for $168.30

Le Pink Moulin Rouge Stunning Empire Toddler Dress

Oh My! This is one fancy little number! The Le Pink Moulin Rouge Empire Toddler Dress is made for partying…anywhere she wants to go! $84 at youngandstylish.com

Now on sale for $42

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Kid Cosmic Tiered Leopard Tank Dress

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Little Girls gone wild! The Kid Cosmic Tiered Leopard Tank Dress is too much fun for a little one. Available at UrbanYoungster.com for 3 months – 4 Toddler. $43

Kid Cosmic Leopard Bloomers

And you absolutely must get the matching bloomers/diaper covers to the Kid Cosmic Leopard Dress! Light pink trimmed leopard and made of sugar and spice! $18 at UrbanYoungster.com


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Polka Dots and Pearls! What could be more precious? I found this dress at LittleMissPriss.net, and loved the tuxedo front of the linen blouse with pearl buttons. The bubble skirt and matching ruffled dotted diaper covers complete the lovely look. On sale for $176 – $192 depending on size. Available sizes 6 Mo.,12 Mo.,18 Mo, 2T. Be sure to visit the site and enlarge the images……details are exceptional! Now on sale for $100

Who can resist a little girl in pink ruffles? The Biscotti “Mode” dress is fluffy and fabulous! Best of all it is on sale now at espisonline.com for $50 and in sizes 9 Month – 4 T. Now on sale for $23!!!!!!

It’s Her Party and she’ll wear what she wants to! Cute as the cupcake that embellishes the tank top, Attitude Pie’s First Birthday Tutu Set is too too cute! What little diva wouldn’t want to wear this little number? Found at Denimndaisies.com for $65 in sizes 12 – 18 MO or 18 – 24 MO.

Meli Meli Signature silk ruffle dress

Have you ever? The Meli Meli Signature Silk Ruffle Dress is the creme de la creme in little girl party dresses! The silver silk dress is fit for a princess with ruffles, and crystal buttons. Just fabulous! Hand washable and available in size 2T, 4T, and 6. $221.95 at poshtoshboutique.com

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Be ready for the holidays with the Biscotti Gatsby Girl dress. Your little flapper will dance through the holiday parties in this too cute little dress. It is available for pre-order now with an expected shipment in September. Available in sizes 2T – 6x. If you have two little lovelies to dress, it comes in two styles, as pictured above. $94 – $100 at babyskyeboutique.com

Now on sale for $48


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Petal Pretty and oh so lovely in 100% silk! The Blossom Silk Dress by Bodemi is party perfect. Available in sizes 6 months – 6 T and available at comfymunchkins.com. $240 – $248.

My Vintage Baby Toile Dress

I love it when little newbies can don a vintage look. My Vintage Baby Toile Dress is a case in point. It is a haute Holiday look in black and white with a great accent of red and a touch of bling at the bodice. Precious! Available in sizes 18 months – size 6. $74.00 at babyskyeboutique.com

Now on sale for $38


Pretty in Petal Pink! She will feel all grown up in this pink taffeta empire waist dress and bolero sweater. The dress features box pleats, a bubble hem, and rhinestone bow accents. The bolero sweater is cable knit with a precious flower pin. Both pieces are sold separately and available in sizes 2T – size 10. Dress priced from $76 – $79. The Bolero $68 – $72. woodensoldier.com

She’ll be the belle of the ball in this Black Velvet and Silver Sparkle Skirt! So party perfect and just right for twirling the night away. Priced from $44.99 – $56.99 in sizes 12 months – size 8 at sophiasstyle.com

Jottum designs some of the most stylish children’s clothing in the marketplace today. The Navy Satin Teuntje Skirt and Kimay Shirt does not disappoint. Details are plenty and fanciful! She will twirl into any party she is invited to in this gorgeous set. $174 at WestVillageKids.com

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I just had to show you this Velvet Floral Dress by Simonetta! It is so sweet, so stunning, and so very expensive! Made in Italy, and unlike any other little party dress I have found. If your clothing budget allows this is one special dress! $529 at LavishKids.com

Now on sale for $264.50

If she has a party dress…….she will need some party shoes! JCrew’s Twinkle Ballet Flats will have your little miss feeling like Cinderella in these crystal slippers. They are actually cotton canvas so she will feel as comfy as she does pretty. Available in sizes K5 – K9 at JCrew.com $128


For the hip and chic child! Knits are in this season, and why shouldn’t the little miss be in style too? This dress made by Alice, is so very stylish in a grey knit and trimmed in velvet. $139.95 in sizes 2T – 6 at starspangledcarousel.com

This is one of my favorite little dresses of the season! Jottum’s Sinia Flower Chocolate Chip Dress is the epitome of style with ruffles and a charming print. Jottum gets my vote for the most creative children’s wear! This little dress is playful and fanciful with enough attention to detail to satisfy any little fashionatta! $382 at WestVillageKids.com

Now on sale for $191!

Pretty in Pink and positively on trend! Feathers are in for bot big and little girls. This little A Line dress in the softest rose pink with maribon feather hem is just divine worn alone or with a little blouse or turtleneck underneath. $138 in sizes 3 – 6 at ForestandZoe.com

Now on sale for $59!

Black Rosette Party Dress


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The Black Rosette Party Dress by Cest Chouette is stunning and sweet in the most elegant pink and black flowered print. Lined in black tulle for extra fullness. It is only available in size 3 months, and on sale for $63 (reg. $125) Grab one before they are all gone! dulcebebeboutique.com

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For the sophisticated party girl! The Place Royal Dress by Enchanted Enfant is oh so chic in charcoal Italian taffeta lined in oyster Swiss cotton Mousseline. Available in sizes 2T – 5. $238 at emma-avery.com

Now on sale for $142.80

TAFFETTA & SATIN Holiday Outfit<BR> Burgundy Blouse & Gold Skirt

Your little Miss will celebrate the Holidays in style with this very special Two Piece Taffeta and Satin Burgundy Blouse and Gold Skirt. It is all in the details…….fabric covered buttons, gathered bell sleeves, a twirling skirt, ruffles, and so much more! It is an eleganat ensemble that will stand out at your Holiday parties and beyond! Available is sizes 12 months – 6 for $149.95 at Liliputians-nyc.com


She will sparkle and shine in this Monnalisa Dress with Sequins and Bow! So much fun and washable too! $195 – $201 at peachandplum.com

Now on sale for $146.25

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Precious in Purple! What a lovely look from Crayon Kids! The double inner lining with tulle is certain to make this dress full and fancy. Velvet bodice and cupcake hat complete the look. $55 in size 24 months at BestDressedKids.com

cranberry frost dress

For the classic child! The Cranberry Frost Dress is actually two dresses in one! With all of the Holiday parties coming up, this is a real $$$$ saver! Where it with the sheer organza overlay to the club’s Holiday party, and the next week wear the classic cranberry silk sleeveless dress to the Holiday wedding. Very clever and designed with so many fancy details, it is sure to get her on the best dressed list at any party! Wrap up little girls size 2 – 10 for $198 at chasing-fireflies.com



Perhaps one of the most over the top children’s shoes I have ever seen! The Simonetta Gold Metalic Shoe is certainly party worthy. At the price of $229..….it better be more than a tea party……or at least tea with the queen! Simply smashing at Zappos.com

The Collection By Sara Sara Rhinestone Dress

You glow girl! This Rhinestone Dress from The Colelction by Sara Sara will make a bright statement at any party. A close up look will reveal the irridescent look to the fabric. The hemline is covered in rhinestones that will let the little miss shine all night long! $97 at maddiescloset.com

Now on sale for $59


Silk Party Dress by Victoria

Silk and sensational! Victoria Kids Silk Party Dress is all luxe and lovely with wonderful grey puffed sleeves. A perfect dress any time of the year. $130 at FlyingColorsBaby.com

It sparkles and shines! What a beautiful dress J crew has created! Designed from Italian cashmere and silk taffeta and part of the J Crew Collection, this certainly is one of the finest party dresses of the season. Available is sizes for girls ages 3 – 10. $298 at JCrew.com

Now on sale for $149.99

Little Mass Belvedere Amazing Dress

How sophisticated! The silk and damask print dress is stunning in brown and silver. Crystal details enhance the bodice’s buckle. $68.80 – $72.80 in sizes 2T – 5 Yrs. youngandstylish.com

There’s nothing like a little one in rich pink silk! And no one does silk party dresses than Marie-Chantal! Add some burgandy roses along the smocked bodice…..you have a pure confection! Just lovely for the Holidays or any time of year. Available in sizes 2T – 6 for $265 at heirloomstobe.com

Now on sale for $198


Cha Cha Cha! The Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Ruffle Tank Dress will have her all dressed up for the Holidays and beyond! It is made of knit and spandex and is just delicious! The baby sizes come with matching bloomers. Available in sizes 6 Months – 6 Years in baby Pink or Ivory. Priced at $92 – $102 at Ronrobinson.com

Now on sale for $46 – $51

So sophisticated in cool color block colors! The Flowers by Zoe Bubble Dress is perfect for tweens and in-betweens. In sizes 7- 14 at GotBubble.com





Maximum Effect: The Season’s Best Maxi Dresses~ Tuesday, Jun 10 2008 

All New For 2009

I am not sure how I feel about the Maxi Dresses. Perhaps it is because I have done them already in the ’70’s. They arrived on the Style Scene last Summer and they are back again for 2009, and you can find them everywhere. They can be very feminine and for some, a better alternative to a mini dress. They are great for shopping down Robertson in L.A…….backyard barbecues …..and poolside parties! Here are some of the best ones available for maximum style effect. P.S. Please don’t wear them with closed toe pumps……a real maxi dress is not a formal!

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Go global chic with Milly’s Ikat Print maxi! This dress is bold and vibrant with a real summery feel. This dress will take you from day to casual evening. $475 at Net-a-porter.com

Find Your own Secret Garden with Beth Bowley’s watercolor maxi.  It’s 100% silk and lovely for $275.00 at ShopTwigs.com


Designer Womens Dress The Striped Tank Dress

A beautiful long dress made of fine Italian knit jersey. Designed by Vanessa. It is right on trend with the graphic print. Very chic in a casual way….when worn with flats and a stack of bangles on the arms. Available for pre-order at isabellaoliver.com for $270.00 Take 15% off with Code: PEOPLE Expires April 10th!


This all silk maxi by Future Classics certainly looks new for 2009! The exposed zipper and peek a boo back make it sassy….the fluttery silk print makes it uber feminine $756 at ForwardForward.com


BCBG’s Strapless Color Blocked Maxi has a sophisticated look about it with the colors chosen (the dark color block is navy) The best part about this dress is it’s price! $138 at BCBG.com

The T-Bags Halter Maxi says “hot time in the Summertime!” It has sex appeal and a bold and bright jersey print. Fab! $229 at ShopBop.com

Tibi’s Floral Maxi Dress (really more geometric looking to me) is a more dressed up look in a maxi. Love the bright…almost neon colors! It’s made of silk crepe de chine…so it will have a nice flow and feel to it. $598 at Saks.com

Hippie chic! Fabulously done tie-dye from VictoriaSecret.com This is what my maxi’s looked like back in the day. The perfect dress to wear with the season’s hot gladiator sandals. $188.

James Perse has the finest cotton that feels so good to the skin. His Racerback Long Dress is a modern maxi. Love this color: vintage. It also comes in gray…white…and black. Imagine it with gladiator sandals…..a low slung belt and lots of wood bangles. It’s a great look! $155 at jamesperse.com

Make a black and white statement in Cache’s Charmeuse Smocked Maxi Dress. It’s a pretty dress with a great bold print. $128 at Cache.com

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Alice and Olivia always makes a good dress. The belted sahara dress is no exception. Done in a nice combination of silk and spandex…..the dress will flow and hold you in aat the same time. $367.00 at lindsaylou.com






Set An Interesting Table~ Sunday, Jun 8 2008 

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You have sent out the invitations, planned your menu, cleaned your house, and now it is time to set the table. Are you like me, and attack this task several days before? Or is this a last minute event for you? No matter when you set the table, I hope you do it with style! My guests are important to me, and I want them to feel important at my home. I try to make dining a creative adventure, and the tabletop where your guests will sit is the perfect place to begin. No matter what your budget , you can set an interesting table that reflects your personal style. Here is my selection of some of the most stylish tabletop pieces in the market place. I have included pieces at all price points. Each piece was selected for it’s style, value, and purpose. Many of the items would also make a great gift. I hope that you find a piece that gets your own creative juices flowing!

Porcelain Flowers

Step out of the Flower Box and traditional centerpieces. Give your table a fresh new look with fine bone china flowers! Imagine how important your guests will feel with on at each place setting. Tuck a place card in each and they become a beautiful place card holder. Arrange a grouping on a pedestal stand for an unique centerpiece. Or place one on your bathroom vanity……just to make you smile each morning. They are delightful! Find your blooming beauty at nybgshop.org $14 each.

espresso set

So hip….your coffee will taste better! This little set will perk up your coffee service….or be a terrific hostess gift. The set includes 2 ceramic espresso cups with silicone handles and saucers. originally $21 and now on sale for $14.70 at shopwillow.com

Dinner by the numbers! Let there be no confusion at the dinner table. Everyone will know whose napkin is whose…even after a few glasses of vino! A wonderful set of numbered hemp and cotton blend napkins sold in a set of six or ten. Priced from $120 – $195. artfulhome.com save 15% with Coupon Code: SPRING9 Expires March 31st.

Serve the wine stylishly in Raynaud’s porcelain jug designed by famed chef Thomas Keller. As functional as it is beautiful. $156 at takashimaya-ny.com


metal leaf plates

I can think of 1000 uses for these handsome hand hammered brass leaf plates! Perfect for hors d’oeuvres servers…….pretty in the powder room for guest soaps……..fab in the foyer to catch keys or the mail…….beautiful on the bedside table for your reading glasses……delightful on the desk at home or office for paper clips or candy. They will make a great gift for almost anyone! $16 at papertrailrhinebeck.com

Tea time is even sweeter with the Ottoman Tea Glasses by Tade! I think these are lovely and would make a great hostess gift. When not using them for tea…..use them as a glass in the powder room……or as small vases around the home. $26 each at Tabulatua.com

I couldn’t resist these happy cups! Created by Panton in 196o……the geometry pattern is eternally modern. They return now to unicahome.com in limited editions of egg cups…..bowls….or thermocups. Each set comes in your choice of five colors. Sold in sets of four…. the egg cups are $65….the bowls and thermocups…. $80. So Joyful!


Gold Ice Cream Box

They’ll scream over your ice cream! What a lever little ice cream container! This hand fired gold ceramic box will hold a pint of Rocky Road and look great on your table. Get it for yourself or give it as a yummy gift! $125 at BestowBoutique.com

Grab Bag Napkin Ring Set

If you are having an intimate dinner party…...the Grab Bag of Napkin Rings designed by Kuhn Karamik will spice up dinner with their edgy vibe. A little bit punk……a little bit of glamour…….they add up to a whole lot of style! Each set is differnt and hand fired. $198 for the set of six from BestowBoutique.com

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Be a sweet hostess and serve up some decorated sugar cubes with coffee or tea. You will find a clever collection of cubes at I Am The Princess. Shown above are the Birthday and Tea Party selections. Many more are available. Priced from $15 – $20 at iamtheprincess.com

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A modern approach to candlelight! These sustainable Beeswax Candles……in fresh contemporary colors…..are a clever way to shed the right light on your next dinner party. Love the soft robins egg blue mixed with the chocolate candle. They are 16″ and sell for $69 at indiarose.com




http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/koodekirboston_1979_27663446Salt cellars seem much more interesting than the typical salt and paper shaker we all have. I actually use mine each and every day. These Horn Cellars by Siecle are exceptionally interesting! Made of buffalo horn with silver or gold plated butterflies. Let your imagine fly and use them for salt, pepper, sugar, or sauces. $25 each at Vivre.com.

Thumb Appetizer Plates

If you entertain casually……plastic may be the way to go. These thumb appetizer plates are sophisticated in black and practical as they are dishwasher safe. They also make sense and easy for your guests to hold while noshing at your next party. Sold in a set of four for $30 at ElementsChicago.com

Oh how very lovely! This Square Sugar and Cream Set would be appropriate for almost any type of table setting. Made from hammered stainless steel….the set includes lidded sugar bow, lidded creamer, tray and tongs. One of my very favorite finds! The set is $135 and can be found at Chicago’s Material Possessions.

Chalkboard Candle

These clever little Chalkboard Candles will get your message across in style! Their uses are endless. Perfect at each place setting at your dinner party…….just write with the included chalk……each guests name on each candle holder. Great shower favors. They are made of 100% soy wax and can be found at Delight.com for $19.50



Place cards are a stylish way to make your guests feel welcome. I always use them if I have more than four guests. Place cards gives you control of the dinner party! You can mix and match the guests the way you want to. I also believe that people really want to be told where to sit. Dauphine Press makes a lovely letterpress card available in the colors above. Very chic! $10 for a set of ten at OrangeandPear.com


K017B "Tortue" Flatware

Chatam Global’s Tortue Flatware is in a word……stylish! Not over the top dressy….yet very distinctive. With resin handles and stainless steel , the set of 20 pieces is dishwasher safe yet hand-washing is recommended. On sale now for $124. Originally $240 at Horchow.com

Antique Bamboo

Nothing makes a guest feel more special than a place card and a charger plate. Chargers add instant depth to the tabletop and are a great way to add color and style! This antique bamboo charger with its’ nickel plated center is a shining example of style and good taste. It is pricey….especially if you want to purchase more than a few….but it is on sale now. Originally $83 and marked down to $74.70 at PioneerLinens.com

Fill your tablescapes with interest! Alex Marshall Studio Rectangle Pedestal is the perfect way to add interest and height to the table. Shown here as an appetizer display……this piece has so many other uses. Fill the pedestal with an array of tea lights for a great centerpiece. Arrange individual desserts on the pedestal. Place complimentary colored pillar candles on top of it for a colorful centerpiece. And wouldn’t it highlight bon bons and truffles nicely! This piece comes in a plethera of pretty colors and is priced at $190. Find it at Vivionline.com

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Ruffles aren’t just in style for your clothing! Now with the Tuxedo napkin….you can bring ruffles to your tabletop. This set of six all cotton napkins are so versatile no matter what your dinnerware might be. They are basic with a twist. $36 for the set at IndiaRose.com

Dots Tablerunner Smoke

A table runner is a good look and a great way to add interest to the tabletop. The Dots Runner by Chilewich in Smoke is chic and contemporary look that I happen to love. Best yet…….Chilewhich products are made of woven vinyl…making them durable and easy to clean. $29 at shoprelish.com

Latte Bowl in Chocolate from Kim Westad

Here’s a different way to serve coffee…….A Latte Bowl in chocolate by Kim Westad. Made of lovely hand thrown porcelain with white “slip dots” that have been hand painted. This little bowl or cup has a nice feel to the hand. It also will make a nice trinket holder on a bathroom vanity or desk top. $32 at supermarkethq.com


Seaglass Illuminaria


Candlelight can really set the mood of a dinner party. The Seaglass Ilumnaria from VivaTerra.com are fanciful and sure to cast a romantic glow to your table top. Made of recycled glass and will hold tea light candles or use them for small bouquets of flowers. You might consider, when using them as centerpieces, to purchase an odd number such as three or five. Decorating with odd numbers is so much more interesting. $42 each. Now on sale for $29!

For your next first course or appetizer, consider using these Palm Leaf Ceramic Dishes. Simple, elegant,………Perfect! Remember, it is okay that they don’t match your dinnerware. In fact, mixing it up a bit makes for a more interesting table….always! $40.00 each at CarolyneRoehm.com


Rosewood Chopsticks with Holders Set of 5

Having a Dim Sum Dinner? Asian theme dinners are so much fun! Add some authenticity to the meal with a Rosewood Set of five Chopsticks in their own woven rattan holders. A fun look for a casual meal. $27.95 at Everythingchopsticks.com

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Mackenzie-Childs creates chic and colorful home accents, dinnerware, furniture, and more. I have always appreciated their sense of style and color. This Enamel Pot in The Courtly Check Pattern could amp up the fun factor for any table…inside or out. They are petite in size at 4.5 inches tall. I can imagine using them as a vase with red boquets, as a small ice bucket on a cocktail try, one at each place setting for a rib fest, so that each guest can dispose of their bones. And wouldn’t a red napkin look wonderful artistically folded in each one? These little pots have so many uses, you are only limited by your own creativity! $22 at mackenzie-childs.com

Now this is a clever idea! Which are these, Candlestick or Vase? You make the decision, and by all means use them both ways. Because they are glass, and will not block a guest’s view, five of them placed down the center of a table……two with flowers and three with candles…..would be perfect. What a chic centerpiece look that would be! Even more interesting is that they are sold in two different sizes, 14″ and 17.5,” giving your table top dimension. $29 – $35 at fawbushschulz.com

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Though one doesn’t typically set a table with a martini glass, The Venice Elise Orange Martini Glass by Michael Weems was just too beautiful not to show you. Most likely you will be serving wine at dinner and not a martini, but I have another use for it. Try filling each of these hand signed and dated works of art with chocolate mouse and using them for your dessert service. Melon balls of green honeydew and cantaloupe with a sprig of mint would also beautiful. They great glasses also would make ice cream look very special! You just have to think outside the box and your table will be beautiful in no time. The best thing about these glasses are their price tag. Now $35. Originally $88 at Gearys.com

Kilim Noir ~ Black Decorative Printed Party Table Dinner Napkins


These fabulously fun napkins jumped off the page to me. The Kilim Noir Black Decorative Napkins are sold in sets of 6 for $34.99. Not a bad price for so much style. Perfect for a Mexican Fiesta or any event for that matter. The woodblock print will jazz up any dishware and add a bit of fun to the table. Don’t forget to save one for the bread basket. Found at saffronmarigold.com

I happen to think having a collection of clear glass dinnerware is a dining staple. You can do so much with clear glass…..change out table linens (anything will match) mix and match with other colors or patterns of dishes. Sometimes your flowered pattern dishes just doesn’t fit the event you are hosting, or the color of the food you are serving. Clear glass is appropriate for any type of meal. Most importantly, it is easy to find clear dishes that are affordable and stylish such as the Eclissi Dinnerware. The above set is made of Duralex which makes it break resistant, dishwasher and microwave safe. Each piece is sold individually, making it easy to purchase a large amount, if you are hosting a large dinner party. The dishes have a very contemporary vibe with their square shape, yet because there is no pattern, they also will fit into a classic decor. Rather stunning for these prices! Dinner Plate $5.99 each Dessert Place $3.69 Glass Bowls $2.89 – $6.99. Buy them at Villagekitchen.com

tea towels

The Art of the Tea Towel, a tradition in France and you can bring a little “Joie de vivre” into your life with these beautiful woven Jacquard Tea Towels. So many of us entertain in our kitchen these days. You can’t just use your only ratty terry dishtowel with company coming! A few of these terrific towels on the counter will perk up your party in no time! Consider also using them for lining the bread basket or a serving tray, or artistically folded in a basket on your kitchen counter. They are so beautiful that they are suitable for framing, and often are. Many choices to chose from, each pattern with its’ own distinct charm. Many of them are printed with delightful French Phrases. You will find it difficult to chose just one! Sold individually for $20 or as a 4 piece set for $80, which makes a lovely gift, as well! Found at a delightful Internet store, quelobjet.com.

Nothing dresses up a table better than a Placemat placed under a dinner plate. I have a collection of them in different colors and fabrication. This eco-friendly and party perfect Potato Chip Placemat Set of Six, are very clever and chic. They are made from the lining of potato chip bags. Fancy that! The set arrives in a round silver box that can double as a serving tray. Fairly traded from Nepal. $120 for the set. from btcelements.com Save an additional 20% Off with Coupon Code: grechen.



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Have you ever been to a wedding or formal affair where the table top was mirrored? If so, you know how dramatic the look is. The beautiful glassware, napkins, candlelight, and dishware is reflected in the mirror, creating a stunning tabletop. You can achieve this look at home with Mirrored Placemats. Sold in a set of 4, they will duplicate the beauty of your table and protect it at the same time. These placemats happen to have a nice clean design that would compliment any type of dish style you might have. $99.80 at ZGallerie.com

Lexington Oil Lamp

Though candles are beautiful on a dining table, why not switch it up a bit, and use the warm light of The Lexington Oil Lamp? Designed by David Perkins, the lamp has a beveled crystal shade and a hand blown glass base. Just beautiful! A pint of smokeless and orderless liquid parafin is included with each lamp. Your guests will feel as if they are dining in a Parisian Bistro. Found at HazelnutNewOrleans.com for $78.

Black Charger With Rhinestones - Set Of 12

These Rhinestone Chargers certainly will have your dinner guests talking! Why not add a little bling to the table? They are actually made of plastic, but who would know with your own dishware sitting on top of the chargers? These were such a fun find, I just had to show you all. Sold in a set of 12 for $95 at PlumParty.com. Take 20% Off With Coupon Code: ADORE. Expires: Feb. 15 2009.

Trio Candle Holders

Like a rainbow for your table, Artecnica’s Trio Candle Holders are so unusual, each one with a trio of colors. Imagine the look with a flaming taper inserted. The candle holder is meant to mimic the colors of the flame. Though they are contemporary in silhouette, the jewel toned colors would compliment a classically set table, as well. Found at VelocityArtandDesign.com for $38 each. Available in colors shown above.

Laguiole Etched-Glass Carafe, Set of 2

I saw these handsome petite carafes today at Chicago’s Sur La Table store. Made by Laguiole, they are of etched glass and imprinted with the word “Laguiole.” Standing at 5 inches tall, I immediately thought that the presentation of one at each place setting would make for an interesting table. The uses don’t stop at wine. They would be very appropriate for any time of juice at the breakfast table, ice tea, or individual waters. Your guests will appreciate the ability to serve themselves! Lovely for the price. $19.95 for a set of two. SurlaTable.com

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natural tea light candle holder set

Get an earthy glow on that table of yours with a Set Of Four Natural Tea Light Holders handmade from South Africa. Like your dinner guests, no two are alike. Each holder is pressed with natural flowers, grasses, petals, and grains by a South African women’s collective. Lovely Illumination at $34 per set. Find them at CandyStoreCollective.com

What a clever idea! Doileez By Modern Twist, are not your Grannie’s doily! They are resuable silicone, eco-friendly, and oh so stylish! They have so many uses! My favorite is to decorate food presentations as pictured above. Also consider using them under vases, as furniture protection, a design element to any counter top…..go crazy with them, as each pattern is so lovely. Available at Velocityartanddesign.com for $25 in a two pack.

Dransfield and Ross Table Linens

If you are striving for a earthy yet stylish table, Dransfield & Ross’s wooden tortoise placemat just may be your answer. It really needs to be enlarged to appreciate the decorative detain of this mat. The wooden placemat gives you the earthy look, and the tortoise design is always a lux look. I think these mats are beautiful and workable with so many dish patterns. $48 a piece at BergdorfGoodman.com

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Just the cake stand I have been looking for all my life! Hand-hammered stainless steel stand by Atticus is perfect for a contemporary kitchen or table. The cake server is just as beautiful with it’s leopard wood handle. And the cake? Looks like Black Hound New York to me. Cake Stand $195 Cake Server $75 at takashimaya-ny.com.

if you haven’t noticed, I admire anything with a fleur-de-lis motif, thus I chose it for my blog design. These oversized Black Bistro Mugs hold 12 ounces of your favorite hot beverage. Designed exclusively for FrenchQuarterMarket, I find them very stylish making a bold statement. I often have company over just for desserts and coffee, and I would be proud to serve these mugs to any crowd. $12 each at FrenchQuarterMarket.com

The first set of dinnerware that I thought was blog worthy! New to the United States and soon to become a classic favorite, Rosenthal’s Landscape Dinnerware, designed by Patricia Urquoila is sensational! it is as beautiful as it is stylish, and I think it would compliment any type of decor. Available at UnicaHome.com The 5 piece place setting is $188, but currently Unica Home is having a special for 20% off any Rosenthal $100 order. Many individual pieces are available as well. Just gorgeous!

Every party needs needs an ice breaker. Party Rox by Sally Russel certainly will get that party started. I think they are very clever and a bit less formal than place cards. Set one of these colorful rocks at each place setting and let your guests pick their seat by their mood or their reputation. Too much fun! Fond at ThreeLovelies.com $36.

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Oh how wonderful! Marc Blackwell has created a dinnerware pattern that has all of the properties of Mahogany with its rich colors and grained look in brown and platinum. I think they are divine! Every edge is hand painted with platinum. With the look of wood this design will never go out of style! The Five Piece Setting is $240. Available at StitchChicago.com

Set the mood for a party perfect picnic with Social Couture’s set of 4 Terracotta Votives. Of course votive candles wold be perfect for these little pots scattered about the dining table and beyond. You also can plant a little flower or herbs in them and place one at each place setting. They will serve as a party favor for each guest. Your imagination can go wild thinking out of the box and into the pot with this inexpensive tabletop item at $3.00 per set of 4. socialcouture.com

A very dear friend of mine, Barbara, turned me on to the beautiful store Jan de Luz. Barbara found it in Carmel, and I found it on Robertson Ave. in LA. Marvelous things! Their Mirabeau Breakfast Set is divine! With yummy colors and the casual terra cotta design, I would also use it for lunch tea or desserts. The three piece set includes a Cup, Saucer, and Plate. $82 at jandeluz.com

I cannot believe that these wonderful mats are made of rubber! The Placemat Set by Strada is very exciting to me. The colors are lively and elegant and so appropriate for indoors or out. They are currently nicely priced at Vivre.com for $30 for a set of two. It wold be fun to mix and match all of the patterns. Now that would make an interesting table!

Pewter Placecard Holders

Treat your dinner guests like royalty! I love to use place cards at the table. It is an added detail that is always noticed. There also is a practical function to the cards…..they put you in control of your party! I also think most people like to be told where to sit. With a place card all questions are answered. Made of polished pewter, this set of four crowns on pillows place card holders are just delightful! $32 at hazelnutneworleans.com

I have used river rocks for some time on my tablescapes. I love the organic shapes and the pop of shine that the lacquer gives the tabletop. Today I found the same rocks that I have but made into votives. I scatter my plain rocks around the table….just for effect. Now they can serve a purpose for mood lighting as well. This is definitely a good thing! $22 each in gold, copper, or silver at Zippergifts.com Find them in the Sensuous Home Section.

Glassware

Beautiful in black and white…….this set of six stylish glasses are detailed with Art Nouveau botanical patterns that have been etched and sandblasted by artisans. I think they are fab and would really add a pop of pattern to a plain white or black table setting. $78 at shopwillow.net

If you want to dress to impress your table, the Vetro Cup and Saucer with Spoon certainly will do the job! Arte Italica hand paints and etches these mouth blown pieces. The painting is done with sterling silver, creating a look of old world elegance. Stunning! $62 at Chicago’s marvelous MaterialPossessions.com

Vases - Bubble Vases (Case of 15)

This was an exciting little find! Perfect for so many occasions. This is a case of 15 tiny Bubble Vases. Create a wonderful arrangement for a centerpiece, using all of them together. Fill one with mini bouquets, and set at each place setting. Perfect for guest bathrooms or small bedside tables. If you are planning a wedding or large party they could come in handy for bistro cocktail tables. Each small 2.5 X 3 inch vase will make a big difference to your interesting table. Available in Aqua, Rose, Lilac, and Green. $19.99 at Cocktailvibe.com

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Your table with glow with the added sparkle of these Bling Hurricanes! Covered in crystals and available in two sizes they are available for $49.95 and $99.95 at Zgallerie.com

Tortoise has a very warm and inviting look. These Classic Wine goblets are handblown with a swirled tortoise pattern. They are perfect for everyday or can be also dressy. Lovely! $18 at MaterialPossessions.co

Light up and dinner party with Vivre Selection’s Set Of 6 Mercury Glass Votives. Each one is unique and very special. $75.00 at Vivre.com

Champagne Flutes - Turquoise Champagne Flutes - Black Champagne Flutes - White Champagne Flutes - Burgundy

Get color! What a wonderful way to liven up a table. Eden and Eden’s vintage inspired champagne flutes are bold in color and unique in design. Available in colors above and silver and gold. $68 for a pair of two. EdenandEden.com

I love Chilewich! Their understated modern design is always crisp and fresh looking. Dress up your table with their shimmery vinyl placemats and runners in five soothing shades. Placemats $16.50 and Runners $55 at vivionline.com

Hand Painted Shoes! Saturday, Jun 7 2008 

Mystique Hand-Painted Brown Fern & Flower Sandals

The Mystique Hand Painted Brown Fern and Flower Sandal will make you feel like every day is a holiday.  Very unique!  It is a shame to cover the painted flowers up with your foot.  $89 at SandalWorld.com

Mystique Hand-Painted Cherry Sandals

These fruity sandals just make you happy to look at them.  The Mystique Hand Painted  Cherry Sandal has a wooden bottom.  Too Cute! $89 at SandalWorld.com

Mystique Hand-Painted Melon Bow Sandals

The Mystique Melon Hand Painted Sandal is a soft natural look and easy to pair with your summer casual wardrobe.  $89 at SandalWorld.com

Mystique Painted Yellow Daisy Sandals

You’ll be glad you picked the daisies, with these Mystique Painted Yellow Daisy Sandals. Also come in white and lilac.  $89 at Sandalworld.com

Tray Chic~ Saturday, May 31 2008 

A good tray can be indispensable in stylish entertaining, especially in the summer months, with outdoor entertaining. Think of the uses…… Serving mojitos by the pool, carrying items from kitchen to patio, passing appetizers, getting the beef to the barbecue, and so much more. Here’s a round up of some of the best trays around. Serve your guests with style!

CERRO ROUND TRAY

The Cerro Round Tray is truly a piece of art! Made from alpaca silver and goat horn…..it will look as lovely on a shelf as it will on your tabletop. $225 at JaysonHomeandGarden.com

Make a black and white statement with this Square Lacquer Tray.  Available in two different sizes…16″ and 22″ and priced from $130 – $220 at lilleashop.com Save 20% with Coupon Code:   Bloom  Expires:  04/15/09


wood trays

These wonderful wooden trays are versatile and very nicely priced at $22 each! The cut out dise handles make them easy to carry. Bake some Easter cookies or color some eggs……..fill up the tray…..and give it as a hostess gift at your easter party! WestElm.com

Courtly Check Enamel Party Tray [08 89263]

Perfect for a garden party or any type of gathering! MacKenzie Child’s Courtly Manor enamel and rattan tray is a statement maker. It has been hand painted and woven. I always know a MacKenzie Child’s piece when I see one! They are distinctive and so well made. $110 at mackenzie-childs.com


Folk Art Game Boards (Parchesse-circles)

This very colorful tray is delightfully different! It is a reproduction of a Fold Art Game Board……..you will recognize the Parchesse squares and circles. Beautiful used as a serving tray or great hung on the wall! Other game board designs are available at Wisteria.com for $ 64

Camphor Wood Leaf Tray

Textures, style, organic, and aromatic. These Camphor Wood Leaf Trays by Roost are all of that and more. Hand-carved and found at VelocityArtandDesign.com for $40.

Modern and colorful with sleek styling, The Bent Tray by Vivre Selection is stylish serving at its best! Available in five fabulous colors for $175 each at Vivre.com

The above tray is now on final sale for $70!!!!

This is one great idea and a beautiful buy at $39.95 from CB2.com The willow wood veneer tray comes in white laquer and is waterproof, too! Serve your guests and then set the tray on the folding legs, then let them serve themselves. Modern service and style for a modest price!

Add a little shabby chic to your decor! This wonderful galvanized tray…..the Sadie… is blossoming with uses. It would look delightful in a little girl’s room. Also available in blue at LaylaGrayce.com $66

Trays, Plates & Platters - Miami Tray

How fun! Be a bright and bold hostess with the colorful Miami acrylic trays. They will be great for inside or outdoor entertaining. Now on sale for $44.20 each..marked down from $68. cocktailvibe.com

Moveable Feast Trays

Get Color! These terrific trays are so full of color…..everyday will be a bright one! Distressed and delightful….the Moveable Feast Trays are currently on back order and due in stock 3/13/09. $125 at Sundancecatalog.com

Michael Aram Wisteria Trays

I appreciated the clean modern lines of these Michael Aram Wisteria Trays. The branch handles add a touch of nature inspired detail. Made of nickel plated stainless steel. Small Tray $149. Large Tray $259 at NeimanMarcus.com

How beautiful would your burgers look served on this Asado Wood & Bone Tray by Airedelsur? It is made of algarrobo wood, alpaca silver and bone. Handmade in Argentina and $320 at Tabulatua.com

Lacquered Tray - Rectangular

Two’s Company designs some great things. These Lacquered rectangular trays are an example of their spirit and style. Love the bright and bold colors! The trays are nicely displayed above…….but they will also make for fab food service and display as well. $30 at LibaStyle.com

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Resin Gallery Tray

Stylish serving is what you get with The Resin Gallery Trays from SusanFredmanathome.com. Available in Tangerine or Expresso. When not in use, they are simply stunning when displayed and lit properly. $150 each.

MACRAME TRAY BEECH

Though simple in design, this Beechwood Laser Cut Tray from Conranusa.com os high on style that would compliment any decor point of view. $175

John Pawson Square Tray with Insert

The John Pawson Square Tray With Insert is for those with a modern point of view and a large budget! The tray is cedar wood and the insert is white lacquer. Both are works of art for the contemporary home. $1100 at fitzsu.com

If you love the shabby chic look…..the sparrow tray is very appropriate for breakfast in bed……..a home for your laptop……or vodka on ice on the veranda. Simply charming for $39 at RoomServiceHome.com

Rectangular Aluminum Trays

Simple and shiny! These rectangular aluminum trays are perfect for so many uses. Available in three sizes and priced from $10 – $16 at jamaligarden.com

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Bring a little fun to your parties! New from Jackie Shapiro is this Multidot Wood Rimmed Tray. The whimsical design will add a delightful dose of color to your service. The base of the tray is high gloss melamine. It is rimmed with a rubber wood varnish frame. Fun for $ 66 at FrenchBull.com

Bag In Bloom~ Tuesday, May 27 2008 

I ran across this amazing designer, Jessica Jensen, via DailyCandy.com. Her handbags are just fabulous! This Italian floral and butterfly appliqued bag of lambskin with pig suede lining, is an example of her talent. I found it to be a breath of fresh air compared to the hardware heavy bags that are in vogue now. Visit Jessica’s site, shopjessicajensen.com now and view the rest of her collection. $758

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A Clutch Of Many Colors~ Friday, May 23 2008 

I love a good clutch! Unlike other handbag styles, the clutch style seems to remain classic. Antoinette Lee Designs has a good one that has a coat of many colors. The Viva Clutch can be yours for $245- $285. This is the perfect clutch! Take a look, find your color, and see if you don’t agree. antoinetteleedesigns.com

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This Little Piggy……. Friday, May 23 2008 

…….said “Oui Oui” to these sock sets for tiny toes. The Polky Toes and Posy Toes Gift Sets are a special little gift any little baby girl or boy. They come perfectly packaged, 6 pairs to a box. Fits 0-9months from RoomServiceHome.com

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie! Thursday, May 22 2008 

After a long day of walking, barking, licking, and sniffing, your pup needs a plush place to lay his or her tired little bones. The assortment of dog beds on the marketplace will find you chasing your tail. Take a look at these standout selections that I have sniffed out for your furry friend.

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Love Seat Candy Catnaps classic love seat has designed a delicious bed/love seat that looks good enough to eat! The sassy stripes in sugar coated colors create a comfy and cozy resting place for your chi-chi pet.$162 at TheRitzyRover.com

The Beverly Hills Pet Bed

This luxurious pet bed is for the REALLY pampered pet! The Beverly Hills Dog Bed is the ultimate in pooch couture for the home. made by Poochie of Beverly Hills…..it is 100% faux patent leather (for this price…it should be 100% real!) and 100% fabulous! Of course…the 100% faux mink bedding is incuded! $1649.99 at pawpalaceonline.com


The Bon Bon Bed! Add a little whimsy to Fifi’s life. These little bon bons will brighten
up any room that your pet calls home. Love the bold colors and graphic prints! $149 at poshpetglamourboutique.com

Well! Hail to your little Prince or Princess Puppy! The MacKenzie-Childs Pet Palace will be a royal setting for your royal little pooch. This is one over the top but wonderful…..dog house and or bed. Poochie will rest comfortably on a micro fiber upholstered bed. Over head is gilding…stripes…checks….dots…..and a most unique roof. This is one exquisite piece of furniture! It costs a king’s ransom at $3400!!!! Currently on backorder…..Must be popular! Check the site for ordering details. mackenzie-childs.com

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The Kings Pet Bed by Merry Products is truly fit for your little prince or princess pooch!  This is really a beautiful piece of furniture for the price of $94.99!  It is ergonomically contoured for the comfort of the dog.  Really a great bed from pawsupply.com

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Luxe Leather for the rugged pooch. Such great contemporary lines and details to this all leather and ultrasuede bed! Love the silver toggles at the corners. Made for small spaces…but would look lovely in any environment. Available in two sizes for $320 – $340 at hamptonshound.com

Of course the pampered pooch knows that “fringe” anything …..along with snakeskin……is in style this year! Give your home and the pup a trendy look with this snakeskin print and water resistant bed. The fur textured blanket is included. If silver is more befitting your home…..it also comes in that colorway. $200 at poshpuppyboutique.com

So contemporary and cool…the Petbitat pet beds are hip to the bone! made of sturdy acrylic and soft padding…..these beds are exactly what a modern environment needs. They will blend with most color schemes and come in a variety of patterns and color schemes. Quite the look! Prices vary depending on size…most start around $420 at petbitat.com




Perfect for the French Poodle or any other pampered pup! The Je t’aime Dog Bed is hand painted wood with Fleur de Lis accents. The pillow top is printed in a French theme and the whole package will have Fiffi sleeping in style! $400 at Callingalldogs.com Oh! If you would like a matching toy box…..one is available for $250.

Retro Sally Dog SofaRetro Rover! Spot will be seeing spots with the Retro Sally Dog Sofa. Made of 100% polyester and dacron foam filling…..it is a hip look for a cool dog. Originally $229.99 and on sale for $199.99 at idogbeds.

Here’s a great look that won’t cost the master an arm or a paw! From Tailsinthecity.com …………a wonderful Chicago pet boutique. It’s the London Dot Bed for $90 in three terrific colors. $90



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Pitch a tent and pamper the pup! The Viva Le Chocolate Pet Tent is like a little bon bon made of sumptuous micro-suede. Comes complete with a matching brown buckwheat pillow for comfort. Both cats and dogs will feel very special and secure in their own Chocolate tent! $150 CallingAllDogs.com


Love Louie? So will the stylish canine. What’s not to love? It is cushy, chewy and and oh so not as expensive as the real thing.
The Chewy Vuiton is a must have for $121.99 at TheRitzyRover.com

Here’s a bright idea! The Stripey Tent Bed doubles as a doghouse, too! Your little guy or gal will love retreating to his or her own house every night. Ocean or sorbet stripes will not only perk up your home, but perk up your pet, too. Simply adorable at $69 from TrixieandPeanut.com

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The Lotus Bed by Bodhi will put your dog in a Zen state of harmony and tranquility. And isn’t that we all strive for with our furry friends? These unique Lotus beds come in three sizes and range in price from $450 to $900. A small price to pay for an your enlightened pet. No? Available at UnicaHome.com

No bones about it…..this handmade Bone Bed will find Rover resting in hound heaven. Comes in Petite and Grand sizes, and also in pink and black. Come on…..give your doggy a bone! Found at www.dog-a-holics.com. Petite bed $169.99. Grand Bed add $80.

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Go Green! Here is a contemporary design that rolls up for travel. Now that is a clever idea! Kelly green and natural canvas will brighten up your home for $195 at piecesinc.com.

We would all like to sleep at The Ritz, wouldn’t we? Well, Fiffi and Fido now can if you pop for the pup The Ritz Collection by Dutchie Dog Beds. Leave it to CallingAllDogs.com to find this delightful design duo of raised black and white flocking or black and white stripe. Very au currant for your designer dog. Prices range from $110 -$175 depending on size.

The Classic Standard Cashmere Dog BedDakota Days Dog Bed

Windsor Castle Royal Toy Dog Bed  royal blue with heather piping.The Gramercy Park chocolate brown dog bed with banana piping.Chateau Marmont Pooch Toy Dog Bed

Proclaimed to be The World’s Finest Dog Bed, the Secure Snuggler, is fit for your Royal doggy. And why wouldn’t a pup feel secure, sleeping on an Italian Cashmere and Merino Wool bed? With style names like The White Dakota, named after John :Lennons’ white living room in NYC’s Dakota Apartment Building, or the Blue Windsor Castle, The Beige Chateau Marmont, and The Chocolate Gramercey Park, your pooch knows and deserves luxury. You can find this ergonomic comfort and style at friendsofcashmereboutique.com. Prices range from $199 to $249 depending n size. The price of your doggy’s comfort? Priceless!

For the contemporary home and the urban hound. The Waves Hammock Bed is a perch for your pooch that is said to be comfy and cozy. It is made of removable micro-suede and comes in many chic colors. Love it! $85 at DesignPublic.com

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Now your little pooch can have her cake, eat it, and sleep on it, too! The Eloise Chocolate Peonies Cake Bed, is sweet as a cupcake! The 8 inch foam pillow and the slipcover are both washable. Available in 2 sizes, Small and Extra Small at $139 – $149 and now on sale for $83.40 at abone-to-pick.com.

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Peel them a grape and let your sleeping dog lie in style! These Chaise Lounges from ModernTails.com are sure to compliment your contemporary or classic home decor. From Bubbles to Brocade…..these bes are made for the posh puppy! $99.95

Take The Lead! Thursday, May 22 2008 

Let your pooch be the leader of the pack with these trendy leads and leashes. Rover will love to rock any of these luxe leashes

Avant Garde Retractable Leash

Avant Gard and oh so trendy the leopard print retractable lead stretches 12 feet, and will stretch your budget $37.50 from FunnyFur.com. Talk about animal instincts!

Turquoise Boho Collar & Lead

Also from FunnyFur.com, your Boho bichon or chic chihuahua, will be strutting their stuff with the Diva Dog BoHo Collection lead and collar. Designed in the trendy colors of chocolate and blue. The set $50 -$50.

Trendy Retractable Lead in Orange Flowers

Flower Power! Why just sniff the flowers on their daily walk? Your poochette will feel like a garden goddess on her daily walk with this flowered 15 foot retractable lead. Found at TheHauteHound.com. $39.50

The Jack The Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill,and well, you know what happens then! I fell in love with these matching collars and leashes from CallingAllDogs.com. Both masculine and feminine for your little princess or princess. The Jack and The Jill sets are $90 each.

Aren’t these chic critters?  They are all dressed up and ready to go, in diamond studded harnesses with matching leads. Isn’t your luxe lapdog deserving to be the best dressed doggie in town?  $45 for the harness and matching lead set.  Found at Ezradog.com

Style To Go For Your Best Friend~ Thursday, May 22 2008 

Now how can you possibly think of leaving the house with FiFi without the right proper bag for your pooch? Please know that FiFi expects to leave looking as good as you do. Henri Bendel to the rescue with their Centennial Stripe Puppy Tote $395 and matching Centennial Stripe Puppy Sweater. $128. I think they are both pupalicious! Find them at Henribendel.com

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Metal To Go! Wednesday, May 21 2008 

Metalics are everywhere, and now you can take them on the road with this outstanding Nana Ki Oversized Weekend Bag. At 20″ x 15″ x 9″ it should hold several pairs of Jimmy’s and Manolo’s. $400 at viamarisnyc.com

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Two Perfect Pieces~ Wednesday, May 21 2008 

Tracy Reese has outdone herself with this great outfit. Both pieces are equally good together or on their own. A good black skirt can take you anywhere! Found at TracyReese.com. The Black Cardigan Jacket is $400. The Circle Skirt is $225.

Shoe Sale! Tuesday, May 20 2008 

Newly Updated!

Who doesn’t love a good shoe sale? With the price of shoes today……we all could use a discount. God knows we aren’t going to give up our fancy footwear! So every day I surf and shop for great looking shoes for all of us. Shop fast…..at these prices the shoes won’t last!

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If you have a passion for purple ………Alejandro Ingelmo’s “Off The Wall Pumps” are the way to go! The metallic leather is beautiful. Originally $595 and now on sale for $297.50 at Hushoes.com

Here’s a chance to get a pair of Jimmy’s on sale! Gold and glamorous. The Alfie sandal is timeless. Originally $535 and now on sale for $374.50 Shirise.com

The Woven Strap sandals by Georgina Goodman are a great look in black and white. Vivre says they are Jerry Hall inspired. I don’t care if Jerry wore them or not…….I think I need these in my own wardrobe! Originally $390 and now on sale for $136.99 at Vivre.com

ToryBurch.com is having a private sale. Many great things. I especially liked the leather Gramercie sandal in tangelo. Also available in Navy. Originally $295 and now $103.25 Sale ends on March 30th. Shop fast. ToryBurch.com



Get shine and sass with Bruno Frisoni’s Mirror Leather flat! Silver leather gives the shine……..sexy cut out sides……add the sass. Originally $ 695 and now on Final Sale for $278 at Vivre.com


Christian Lacroix 984956

Christian Lacroix is one of my favorite designers and tassels are one of my favorite design details. This shoe is styling from peep toe to pink siletto heel! Originally $534 and now $280.40 at Zappos Couture.

Orange in Avocado

Simple Soles is having a little sale on nine pairs of “GREEN” shoes from not ’till St. patty’s Day. These are my favorites. They are by Butter and called thee Orange Shoe in Av0cado. It is practical and pretty with an easy to navigate little wedge. Originally $245 and now $196 till March 17th. Sizes are available up to a size 12 . SimplySoles.com

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Pretty in python!Eileen Shield’s python peep toe pump in pearl is a great look to wear now and into the Spring season. At 65% off…..it is hard to resist. Originally $560 and now $196 at OliveShoes.com

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Put some Sprint into your step with Chie Mihara’s Espia peep toe flat! In sunshine yellow! Originally $365. Now on sale for $124.25 at Oliveshoes.com

If you are warm weather bound or just getting a head start on Summer……the Michael Kors Boutique Sandal is a great little shoe at a better price! Love the details on this one! Originally $440 and now $109 at Eluxury.com. Sizes available today (March 2nd) are 6.5 7.5 and 8.5

Kate Spade “Lovely” Shoe is….well…lovely! It is strappy with an off center bow….love that! Originally $298 and now $224 with a great selection of sizes left. KateSpade.com

Libby Edelman &quot;Ellie&quot; Snake-Embossed Thongs with Jewels

From HSN.com…..Libby Elite Snake Skin Embossed Sandal…….is a great look at an even better price! This is the way to get the look for less. Snake skin is big for the new season……and it is expensive. This shoe features all manmade materials. The jewels are fun and will add the right sparkle to your Summer wardrobe. Only $49.90 at Hsn.com



Get mod with the Maude Rainboot by Kamik! A fun little boot for Spring showers! Originally $ 67.00 and now $40.20 at Shirise.com

Tashkent by Cheyenne, Schevchenko - Honey

What a great shoe! The Schevchenko by Cheyenne is done in honey leather with the best sculpted heel makes a new statement. Hurry! Sizes are going fast at funkylala.com. Originally $495 and now $186.

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Think Spring! Blush is a new shade for the coming season. Cole Haan does it well with the Natalia Sandal. It is a very feminine and pretty little shoe for $ 149.95. Originally $350 Take 30% off the sale price with Coupon Code: SPSALE09
Expires: 04/13/08 ColeHaan.com


A darling bootie from Dolce Vita! Light gray suede is a nice neutral. Originally $132 and now $92.40 at bonadrag.com

Python and snakeskin is all the rage for the Spring season. Here’s a little flat that you can wear now and then into Spring. Originally $698 and now $279.99 at gorsuch.com


Alexander McQueen 204655 Wab90

These boots are made for showing off! They are so flirty and feminine with a little sex appeal thrown into the mix. By Alexander McQueen and on sale for 50% Off. The original price was a whopping $1234. The sale price is $613.40 at Zappos Couture.

The perfect dressy shoe for special evenings! the Mary shoe is Black Satin with Swarovski Crystals and Jet jewels. These little shoes will make a statement while you step out on the town! Originally $695 and now $208.50 at marynorton.com


Jean Paul Gaultier GA16038C0N G04

Start Spring off on the right foot! Jean Paul Gautier’s peep toe pump is certainly unique! Love the lace up detail at the back of the shoe! It is a textile shoe with leather trim. Very chic! Originally $609 and now on sale for $356.26 at Zappos Couture.



X06D2 Jimmy Choo Lizard Mary Jane Pump

Jimmy Choo’s on sale! The Lizard Mary Jane Pump is an excellent choice for injecting some color into your tired winter wardrobe. Very chic…not cheap….but marked down from $995 to $448 at BergdorfGoodman.com

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Oh My! Make a statement in Claudio Merazzi’s 5 inch heel silk pump. If you can do the heel…..they are great for $ 200. Originally $450 at FootCandyShoes.com

Beverly Feldman - Hyped Up Black Satin

Beverly Feldman’s Hyped up Satin Sandal will add a sparkle to your next event. Rhinestones and silver chains will take your little black dress up a notch…..and then some! Originally $225 and Now $99 at Jildorshoes.com

Shine in Cafe Au Lait! Banfi Zambrelli’s Taylor Shoe will have you standing tall and looking good in satin and patent leather. Great for now and going into Spring. A Lovely markdown! Originally $534 and now $188 at ForwardForward.com

Oh so Missoni! Get the famous print in gray for a great price. Originally $625 and now on sale for $250 at ForwardForward.com

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Love these! The Suzie sandal by Tibi is an unique look for Summer in ‘scratched suede.” The wooden ornament makes these shoes special! SimplySoles.com for $209. Originally $320

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Your feet will be happy with Te Casan’s Zoe Lee Black Satin Leoni de Orsay. They are a limited edition shoe and now limited in sizes 6.5 or 9. Love thee artistic ruffles! Originally $295 and now $159.99 at Bluefly.com

Take $20 Off with Coupon Code: AFF20FS
Expires: 02/28/09



A leopard shoe is so much fun to wear! This Leopard Print Pump by Sergio Rossi with horn toggle is both wild and classic. Originally $635 and now On Sale for $254. Nice bargain! Vivre.com


Yeah! A pump for under $100! It is good looking and will add a bit of glimmer to anything you wear. Via Spiga’s Amanda Python Pump in Pewter is a good shoe. Originally $198. Sale Price $54.40 at footnotesonline.com




I am coveting these Sergio Rossi Suede Chain Boots! The boot is black and the cuff is brown…..different! Originally $995 and now On Sale for $398 at Vivre.com



If you are looking to sparkle and shine this holiday season…..Hollywould’s Jodi Peep Toe Flat may be your answer. If you are going to wear flats…make them fun! These little numbers are suede with a metallic python embossed print. Originally $295 and on sale for $89 at Eluxury.com

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Hollywould’s Black Dolce Pump is simply perfect! Very lady like with a graceful heel. Made of pony hair. Originally $445 and now on sale for $311.50 at hushoes.com


What to wear with your LBD for the holidays! Hollywould’s Susanna Open Toe Pump is the perfect dress shoe. Made of Black satin and gold leather…….it will get you noticed without busting the budget. Originally $495 and now on sale for $150. ShopGoldyn.com

i have been watching these booties by Donald Pliner for a while. I think the time to strike is now! Originally $490 and now on sale for $302. at NeimanMarcus.com

A great pair of red shoes will take you everywhere! Jimmy Choo’s Dream Red Cherry Patent Pump are certainly dreamy! I especially like the gathered detail. Originally $595 and now On Sale for $298. Available for phone order at Shirise.com

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Dolce and Gabanna’s Silver Leather Stud Pumps are sensational in silver! And what a nice buy! Originally $825 and now On Sale for $526.. With their mirror finish……..you will be the fairest of them all! Bluefly.com

Take $20 Off with Coupon Code: AFF20FS
Expires: 02/28/09

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Find your inner golden girl with Casadei’s Evening Ankle Boot. Black satin and gold leather add up to a fun party shoe. I’m thinking New Year’s Eve! Originally $680 and now On Sale for $2oo at FootCandyShoes.com


Dolce & Gabbana Cage-Toe Pump

Dolce and Gabbana’s Cage -Toe Pumps are meant to party! Bold and beautiful fuchsia satin is paired with a gold metallic trim. Too much fun! Originally $675.00 and Now $304 at BergdorfGoodman.com



Botkier’s Carrie Bootie is a great way to introduce a jolt of color to your winter wardrobe. It is not only a pick of mine…….it is a Rachel Zoe Pick, too! The off beat color called Forrest, along with the mix of patent and snake embossed leather makes for a stylish look. Originally $590, and now on sale for $ 289.99 Piperlime.com

VALENTINO GARAVANI - SHOES

These Valentino Garavani’s are over the top gorgeous! Priced to buy….now only $ 278.00. Originally $695 at Valentino.com

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If you wear a size 6 7.5 or 8.5 here is a great little shoe for you by Pour La Victoire. This Mary Jane is a combination of black patent leather and Navy suede. There are alot of details to make this one very different pair of shoes. The best part of the shoe is the price! Originally $ 278 and now on sale for $75 at plumstyle.com

As Featured in Us Weekly! Dry Martini Wedge Silver

As Featured in Us Weekly! Dry Martini Wedge Silver

i say…..if you are going to wear flats…..make them comfy and make them fun! These Seychelles silver mirror finish flats fit the bill on both counts. If you wear a size 7 7.5 or 8…..they are a steal at $29 with free shipping down from $74 at WinkNYC.com


Get ready for Spring…..when print and pattern will still be strong! Emilio Pucci’s patent leather pump is a real couture look. It also is a Rachel Zoe pick at PiperLime.com Originally $ 565 and now on sale for $229.99.

BOOGIE

This little number is perhaps my favorite all weather boot of the season! The Aquatalia by Marvin K Boogie has a shiny stylish look that promises to keep you warm and dry. The slip-proof soles will keep you safe and sound and standing upright! Originally $ 375.00 and now on sale for $155.99 at PlazaToo.com


Constellation Knee Boots

These Constellation Knee Boot is a good way t get the equestrian look. Love the little cut outs that are actually little stars. Get your twinkle on with these great boots. Originally $498 and now $229.95 at Anthropologie.com

THORA

PlazaToo.com is having a nice sale on the Tory Burch Thora sandal! The selection of sizes is still good. Colors available are Black patent….silver……gold…..and blue. Originally $ 115 and now $75.until February 1st only.




SUNSATIONSAL SWIMSUITS 2009 Monday, May 19 2008 

Please Visit My New Blog At DirectfromDeb.com

For a New Selection of Swimwear!

If you are a lucky little chick and have a proper Cruise or warm weather vacation planned……instead of a “staycation”……allow me to do a little of your legwork for you. For most of us swimsuit shopping is painful. I know that I would much rather go through the drill in front of my own mirror at home…..that in the glaring lights of a brick and mortar store. So grab your sunglasses and pour yourself a pina colada. Follow me and see what I have found surfing the Internet. Here’s the latest is Swimwear for 2009.

Go retro this season and get noticed in the best possible way! Norma Kamali’s Mio Halter is glam in black and white. Norma has designed some of the best suits this season and this is one of the styles. Scroll down for more. Very chic! $295 at normakamalicollection.com

T1W99 Trina Turk Ikat Coverup -1WB5 Trina Turk Ikat Cutout Swimsuit & Coverup


Trina Turk’s Ikat Cutout Swimsuit and coverup is stylishly splashed with color! I think I might love the coverup best of all. Perfect for floating through the lobby of a five star hotel! Swimsuit $139 and Coverup $149 at NeimanMarcus.com

Photograph of Glam Solids by OndadeMar 2009

If you can wear a bikini…..God Love you! If you can wear a white bikini…..you are special! Well…if you answered yes to both comments…..here is a fab suit by OndadeMar. You will love the fact that each piece is sold separately. The top for $77.00 and the hipster bottoms $74.00. A great look if you can rock it. swimwearboutique.com

Photograph of Havana by Melissa Odabash 2009

Melissa Odabash’s 2009 one piece Havana ’09 in graphite is a nice change from the color black. It provides moderate coverage in the rear and features high leg lines to give the illusion of longer legs. $184 at swimwearboutique.com

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L’Space One love One Piece is an ultra fashion statement featuring fringe! It takes the one piece to a whole new level! $130 at butterfliesandbikinis.com


Here is a clever suit by Vix! The Vogue Bikini is like getting two suits in one. The halter top reverses to a black and white stripe matching the bikini bottom. The diagonal stripes should be body friendly! $72.00 at instyleswimwear.com


If you are looking for a miracle……try the Camilla Bandeau by Miraclesuit. It certainly is in style with the ruffles! They claim that you will look ten pounds thinner with their suits. I can’t speak to that fact. I will say that the ruching on the suit usually does a nice job in bringing the body “in” wherever the detail appears. $140 at sylenedc.com

One of the cutest bikinis of the season! It is a limited edition designed by Lyla Blu. The Hippie Love in black and white stripe hand crochet has a rock and roll vibe without losing the girlie girl look. Love it! $120 at lylablu.com.

T1S9B Fendi Zebra-Print One-Piece

Get a wild but classy look with Fendi’s Zebra Print one piece. The lines should be figure flattering. The zebra print is artistically done with the unmistakeningly FF Fendi logo. Available is sizes 4 – 8 at BergdorfGoodman.com


This bandeau by Norma Kamali is a studded sensation! Oh My! I am not sure how the silver studs will feel after a day in the sun…….but I know they will get you noticed. Another Kamali winner! $550 at normakamalicollection.com



You can’t get more sophisticated looking than this beauty of a suit by Ralph Lauren! The Paisley Halter is evening wear inspired and really beautiful. As you can see…..the back is sexy bare but the coverage is full on the derriere. $350 at RalphLauren.com
If your budget for swimwear this year is as small as your bikini…….Victoria Secret’s Ruffle Classic Top and Matching Bottoms has you covered! Tops and Bottoms are sold separately and come in a wide variety of stripes…solids…polka dots…..stars. I love the little sassy classic top! At the price of $18 for the top and $14 for the bottoms……buy a few pieces and mix and match! VictoriaSecret.com
Ozzies Peach Martini By Tara Grinna

I love this print by Tara Grinna! The Ozzie’s Peach Martini is an abstract print that….well….makes me want an umbrella drink poolside at The Four Seasons! The print is featured in many styles of bra tops and bottoms…along with coverups. Get the complete look at laplageswimwear.com
The Diamond Girl by Salinas is a little bit sexy and a little bit flirty with its’ off set bow on the bottom. The pleated bandeau top has exceptional coverage if you are so inclined. Love it! $145.95 at mollybrownsswimwear.com
Looks like an expensive man’s tie to me! The Eros Acapulco will take you to Le Brisas and beyond. The diagonal banding around the waist will be figure flattering. This is one sexy and elegant suit! $ 640 at catrionamackechnie.com
AF Vandevorst’s Atlantis Wrap Bikini is sultry in the most understated way. It goes to show you that one doesn’t have to show all to tell all! The bottoms are a bikini brief with a with a fold over skirt. Very hip! $408 at catrionamackechnie.com
You are a princess! Wear your crown and have it your way. This Crown Jewel Bandeau One Piece can be custom made to your size specifications. Want a Brazilian bottom? No problem! Need full coverage? You can have that too. The possibilities are endless at gingersislandwear.com This suit as is……$179
New from Betsy Johnson! If you feel better more covered when lounging pool side…….At The Hop.…..is certainly a fun and flirty choice. It features removable soft cups and a bikini bottom. Adorable! $192 at keysswimwear.com
And here is the less modest version of Betsey Johnson’s At The Hop. Select this top and the bottoms you prefer. Any choice is too much fun! Top $94. Bowed Bottom $76 Skirted Bottom $94 Basic Bottom $68 at Keysswimwear.com
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A very cute Bows Short Bikini from Lilibon! Dress yourself in chocolate and pink Boy Shorts and get the bottom coverage you want! The triangle top can be worn over the shoulder or as a halter. Darling! $180 at HeidiKlein.com
If you find yourself sunning at a five star resort……you need to look appropriate as you head to the pool. DVF’s Ganzaup. Cover-..part of her Warhol resort collection….will get you there in style! So bright and lively! It is 100% silk and 100% glam. $360 at DVF.com
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Get bronzed in brown! What a great one piece from Tara Mathews! Made of 20% lycra to hold you in and beautiful beading to show you off! Available in sizes Small to Extra Large at net-a-porter.com for $340
Zimmermann Summer Lovers bikini
Zimmerman’s Summer Love Bikini is as sweet as a summer day! Love the color scheme and ruffles that are featured on both the bandeau and bikini bottom. $220 at net-a-porter.com





Vibrant and colorful! The Painterly Maillot was designed by Hayden-Harnett’s Art Director, Madeleine Eayrs, and is sold exclusive to this store. There are enough cut outs and details to get you noticed from South Beach to Malibu Beach. Lovely! $178.00 haydenharnett.com
One shoulder styles are “in” for dresses and swimsuits this year. Trina Turk’s Marisol suit is a shining example in bright colors of the look. Best yet…it is on sale at Bluefly for $88. Originally $147. A great look for a good price! bluefly.com

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For the glam girl! Ralph Lauren’s Gold Ricky Bikini is tiny and terrific! This little number looks like liquid gold and will shimmer seaside or under water. $190 at RalphLauren.com

Get the bronzed goddess look with the Helena One Piece Blouson. It’s a very different look that is both elegant and sexy. Love the color! It even might hide a sin or two. $260 at Mylausa.com







Color Cuffs! Saturday, May 17 2008 

Cache.com happens have some very interesting jewelry right now. I was smitten by the color enamel cuffs that come in coral, yellow, and green. Very Tory Burch like, don’t you th ink . Now only Coral available. It’s on sale for $44.50 at cache.com

Standout Skimmers! Friday, May 16 2008 

Flats and ballet slippers are certainly everywhere these days. You can find them at all price points. D & G Dolce Gabbana’s Cutout Satin Skimmer from BergdorfGoodman.com is one of the best pair I have seen. Available in whole sizes from 5-10, in a terrific turquoise or a very pretty violet. $485.

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FUN WITH FUCHSIA! Friday, May 16 2008 

Here are two fashion finds that will leave you “in the pink” and oh so summery. Pair this chic little clutch from LA’s Shop Intuition http://www.shopintuition.com$60, and these neon flats $170, from Otte NY, http://otteny.com..then strut Canvas Embroidered Clutchesyour stuff this summer! Use Coupon Code: INSTYLE08 for 20% Off everything at ShopIntuition.com Valid until May 31, 2008.
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SUMMER STRIPES Friday, May 16 2008 

You’ll be “Rainbow Brite” in this Michael Kors Hand Painted Dress from Bergdorf Goodman. I couldn’t resist the bright colors and bateau neckline. It might be hard for some of us to wear, but if you are a twizzle stick, and can handle the hefty price tag of $1,695, go for it….you will look summerlicious! www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Michael Kors Hand-Painted Rainbow Dress

Perfect Peep Toe Sandal Friday, May 16 2008 

I thought these fabulous flats, by Due Farina, were too much fun! Imagine how they could add a punch of color to your summer wardrobe. They can be found at www.citysoles.com for $185. Use Coupon Code: INSTYLE08 until May 31, 2008, for a 20% savings.Rich and sexy sandals A trendy peep toe flat sandal by Due Farina made from two toned Italian leather with a big wood button embelishment. Sassy! Yellow and red or teal and salmon.