Sunday, May 31, 2009

What I'm wearing right now

Hey Keke Couture fans. Here is what I am wearing right now!

1. I love this tribal inspired sheer leaf back top by Forever 21. It has an elastic band at the bottom, which allows it to be worn as a bubble top. This shirt will brighten up an outfit. Pair it with shorts or jeans for a comfy casual look. Available at for $17.80.

2. I paired this shirt with these Greta jean shorts from Abercrombie and Fitch. I love the cuff on these shorts and the rips make them so boho chic. If you want to dress the top up a little try a pair of white shorts instead. Get these denim shorts in medium wash from for $60.

3. You can really wear this outfit with any sandals, as long as they aren't too busy since the top already has a lot going on. I threw on these Seeri gold leather sandals by Steve Madden. Availabe for $49.95 at

Complete your look with some gold accessories, like a big ring and a bangle, or some really fun earings.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Be Bold with Brights

Bright colors are in this season and a good way to throw together a casual, but trendy look. Here are a few of my favorite neon pieces, just be sure to pair them with simple articles of clothing and let them be the center of attention in your outfit. Add some neon to your closet and rock out like it’s the 1980’s!

Looks from left to right starting at the top left corner:
• Rock With You Beatnik Bandeau Bikini Top by Roxy, $46
• Running Shorts by Splendid, $62
• Nicola Neon T-Strap by Delia’s, $34.50
• Unisex Stretch Twill Slim Slack Lite by American Apparel, $73
• Paul Smith Green Neon Scarf, $168
• Neon-Green Translucent Front Sunglasses by Torrid, $15
• Fluorescent Crinkle French Zip Wallet by Tory Burch, $155
• Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Slip Camisole, $87.50 (originally $125)
• Spunky Watch by Forever 21, $12.80
• Plastic Navigator Sunglasses by Rampage, $16.80

American Apparel at ShopStyle

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Evening Chic

Whether it's girls night out or date night, you'll be sure to dazzle in this fun little number. One of my favorite pieces in this look is the purple ruffle dress by Jay Godfrey. Add trendy pieces when going out on the town or classic accessories for a summer wedding.

Get the look, clockwise:
• Hyacinth 2 Ply Strap Ruffle Dress by Jay Godfrey, $199 (originally $440)
• Nightcap Necklace by Free People, $58
• Joan & David Women's Kenley Pump, $209.95
• Gorjana Graham Leather Wrap Bracelet with Studs, $55
• Agyness Clutch by Hype, $125

Gorjana at ShopStyle

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Casual look for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial day weekend marks the start of summer time. Most of us spend the weekend outside at barbecues, picnics, and pool partys, taking full advantage of an extended weekend. So what does one wear over Memorial Day Weekend? It really depends on what you are doing, but most likely casual attire will fit the dress code. Here is one outfit that will set the tone for a casual and cool summer.

Clockwise starting at top left corner:
• Straw Fedora with Black Band by Bebe, $39
• Kain Label Pocket Tee in White, $84
• Juicy Couture Coral Stone Layer Necklace, $88
• Rubbish® Fringe Trim Plaid Square Scarf from Nordstrom, $9.90
• Coccinelle Softy Side Bow Calf Leather Tote Handbag, $365
• Rich & Skinny Women's Blue Boyfriend Crop Jeans, $196
• Jessica Simpson Women's Stelana Platform T-Strap, $74.95–$88.95
• House Of Harlow By Nicole Richie Thick Stack Ring Rose Gold, $32

Rubbish at ShopStyle

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Go Native with Fringe and Beading

Add some pizazz to your look with the native look of fringe or beading, just don't wear more than one at a time. You want the beading or fringe to accent your outfit, not take it over. Less is definitely more in this situation.

From left to right:
• Brown Suede Lala Fringe Heel by Jeffrey Campbell, $125
• Beaded Halter Top by Forever 21, $22.80
• Paige Premium Denim Silver Lake shorts in Woodstock, $140
• T-Bags Snake Dress, $256
• Mist Fringe Neckline Halter by Free People, $98
• Feather Chain Teardrop Earrings by Bebe, $29
• Camel Faux Suede Fringed Gladiator Sandal, $24
• Beaded Thong Sandal by Diane von Furstenberg, $210
• Caribbean Beaded Tank by Ella Moss, $117
• L space "Viva Las Vegas" stardust fringed swimsuit, $148

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Monday, May 18, 2009

Splurge Vs. Steal

From left to right starting at top left corner:
• Fendi brown plastic zucca cork detail sunglasses, $165
• Kimberly Sunglasses by Ann Taylor Loft, $24.50
• Dita Dynasty Sunglasses, $375
• Metal Butterfly Sunglasses by Rampage, $24
• Fendi Cubetto sunglasses, $300
• Flat Top Plastic Aviators by Forever 21, $5.80
• Tom Ford Charles Sunglasses, $320
• Metal Aviator Sunglasses by Charlotte Russe, $5.99

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Style at every Size

One of my favorite stores to find looks for less, Forever 21, has recently added a new line to their fashion house called Faith 21. Forever 21 offers shoppers trendy and stylish pieces at extremely affordable prices, allowing people of all budgets to keep their looks current. The difference between this new line and Forever 21's other lines isn't the prices, but the sizes! Faith 21 is their new plus size line, allowing girls of all shapes and sizes to take part in chic styles at low prices. Faith 21 is available in select Forever 21 stores and online at

1. Love this color block tank in ivory, yellow and navy or ivory, turquoise and navy for $19.80. Pair this shirt with a pair of jeans or shorts and you're all set to run around town this summer.

2. Every girl needs a Little Black Dress (LBD) she knows she looks good in. Throw on this tiered halter dress for a night out on the town and you'll be the belle of the bar (or restaurant). Only $22.80!

3. Channel your inner skinny girl with these dark skinny jeans. Jeans are a staple in every girls closet and the dark wash is as flattering as jeans get. The best part about these jeans? The price! $32.80.

Honorable Mentions in Faith 21 include Kazya Maxi dress in black for $22.80 and the colorblock knit dress in turquoise and black for $17.80.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

5 Fabulous Finds Under $50

Check out these 5 looks all under $50! Together they create a relaxed boho chic look for summer. For an even more wallet friendly look mix these pieces in with clothes from your own closet.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Run around in a Romper

The onesie is back and trendier then ever. No not the pajama onesie with attached feet, those are still only acceptable if you are under the age of 5. I am talking about the romper, a shorts and top onesie that is an easy outfit for going out on the town or even heading to the pool. So let those legs finally see the sun and try a romper for some style.

1. If you are new to the all-in-one look, black is always a safe bet. I know, I know, this season it is all about bright colors, but lets not forget, black is our friend, and this lucky strike romper is anything but plain. I love the overlayed pleats at the bust, and the shorts have an elastic band for a more flattering look. Since this romper is strapless, try a bold statement necklace at night to jazz it up and make it more dressy. For the daytime, throw on some bangles and flat sandals. Get yours at for $43.50.

2. If you are unsure about the romper, and don't feel completely set on the idea of wearing a one piece, try this stripe tie dye cover up by Juicy Couture to get you in the romper mood. I would stick to wearing this one to the beach or the pool. Juicy's signature terry cloth fabric makes the perfect swim suit cover up since it is the same material as your towel! Available in Palm Branch (green) or Raven (black) for $148 from

3.One of my favorite looks for summer time is the classic, nautical. It never goes out of style and always looks clean and chic. To update your "by the sea" look, try this navy and white halter romper by ADAM. The beauty of this look is that it appears to be shorts and a top, but in reality it is one easy piece. Find this romper on for $295.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Be a Brunch Beauty

With spring in full force, the tradition of weekend brunch is upon us. There are various brunch dress codes, from cafe casual to country club formal. As a guest at brunch it is always better to be overdressed than under dressed (in my opinion) so tuck away your blue jeans for the day and find your inner girly girl.

1. Floral prints are trendy as every right now, and very appropriate for brunch dates. Forever 21 makes this affordable floral chiffon party dress. Wear the dress alone or pair it with a cardigan for added coverage. Available for $24.80 at

2. Banana Republic makes this silk twist neck blouse in deep teal and deep pink. Pair it with some crisp white jeans and nude or metallic heals for a put together brunch look. Find this top at Banana Republic Stores or online at for $69.

3. If the brunch you are attending (or hosting) calls for more formal attire, try this Hanna G Scallop chiffon dress from Nordstrom. The pretty ruffled layers and watermelon color add for a springy feel. Add a beige blazer for a more structured look. Available online at and Nordstrom stores for $98.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mothers Day

Mothers Day is THIS Sunday, May 10, and your mom, grandma, sister (or if you're a mom, you!) deserve a gift that shows they (or you) are appreciated. Flowers are always a good option, or a massage if your special lady is a spa gal. For a few more unexpected gift options, here are some of my favorite things to show mom how much you love her.

1. Everyone needs note cards and these zebra print cards from Kate Spade are great for thank you notes or just to say "hello". Your mom is sure to love the feisty green zebra stripe. Find this pack of 10 cards and 10 envelopes for $20 at

2. Pottery Barn makes these gorgeous glass canisters in four sizes. Fill each one with your moms favorite bath beads, bath salts, sea sponges, or any other bath accessories she enjoys. These jars can also be monogrammed with up to three initials. Canisters are $19 - $44 at Pottery Barn stores or online at

3. If your mom is a go green kind of gal, she is sure to love this reusable tote and lip glosses by Tarte from Sephora. The three different shades of lip gloss come in Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle all with SPF 15. Get your mom this planet saving gift for $35 from

4. Jewelry is always a go to gift for any lady. Dogeared makes this heart shaped "Best Mom" necklace in gold and silver. Find this necklace on Gold necklace is $60 and sterling silver necklace is $52.