Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shortcut to Fabulous Tote for Travel, Beach and more

can't fake fashionEbay is offering these fabulous Can’t Fake Fashion Totes for $35 and free sipping. The totes are made by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), who have a campaign and effort to combat the sale and production of counterfeit goods. They also had limited edition totes designed by the likes of DVF and Coach, but those limited editions of one bag per designer sold out in a flash.

Not only is the tote fun, fashionable and affordable it supports what I believe is a very worthy cause. The amount of creative energy, effort, love, passion and let’s face it…money that goes into designing a garment or accessory is extraordinary. While I love that retailers like Forever 21 and others make high end fashion accessible and affordable creating looks that closely mimic designer looks, I am totally against a complete copy or a fake handbag. It is important to keep in mind that counterfeit goods are black market all the way, so the goods are made in often unregulated factories and definitely do not adhere to fair trade standards. So while you might be getting a “Louis” that looks and feels like the original, a lot of people were probably underpaid and suffered horrible working conditions to make you that bag. However, whether you agree with my position on counterfiet goods or not, this tote is fabulous and a steal at $35. I think this will make the perfect travel bag for the plane and for a nice lazy day on the beach! Click here to get yours now!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Kate Middleton Look for Less

2011-06-Kate-Middleton-Canada-Dress-PrintWho did check their favorite gossip website by the hour this last two weeks as Kate Middleton toured North America to see what she was wearing?! Kate clearly has a signature look and some staples in her wardrobe that would work for just about anyone, royal or not. This Black and White summer dress is the same dress she was photographed in just days before her wedding in London. We found a dress that is a dead ringer for Middleton’s at ASOS for $82.75, plus with ASOS you get free shipping both ways.

Lipsy Ruffle Polka Dot Tea Dress $82.75

Lipsy Ruffle Polka Dot Tea Dress $82.75

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Shortcut to Fabulous Vintage Clutches

Clutches are the perfect purse because they instantly change the look of an outfit and since they are small, storage is easy for those of use who live in small spaces. I went to one of my favorite vintage stores this week and couldn’t resist a lovely crinkle clutch with a black and gold filigree top. I bought the purse, but there is always a certain level of sticker shock associated with buying vintage these days. It seems that all of the well curated shops have been discovered by celebrity stylists and production wardrobe stylists with big budgets. So, what is a girl to do when she wants her vintage fix on a budget? Ebay! I scoured Ebay and found the following affordable vintage clutches that i think are perfectly on trend and would be a great addition to any wardrobe! Click on the photo to go to the listing!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Affordable Kate Middeletonesque Dress for Every Figure

Eliza J Folded Collar Jacquard Sheath Dress $118

Eliza J Folded Collar Jacquard Sheath Dress $118

You can’t turn on the television or turn the page of any new or fashion publication without hearing about Kate Middleton’s wardrobe choices. She hasn’t made a misstep yet and her classic style is the perfect celeb-style for every fab gal to emulate because it is timeless and works for every figure. To steal Kate Middleton’s classic look for less, try this Jacquard Sheath from Nordstrom ($118). Click on the photo to purchase.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Fashionable Television Series

dd-550x500-5_0A few weeks ago, I discovered a fabulous series on Lifetime called “Drop Dead Diva.” The show is so fun and light and funny. The one-hour, comedic drama is about a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane. I know the premise sounds a little hokey, but the writing is so good you totally buy into the concept. I love that Jane is a little pleasantly plump, but since a former model is in her body, she says things that a size zero woman would say with complete confidence in herself. The show makes you feel good about yourself and proud to be a women. As a lawyer myself, I find it fun to watch from that aspect as well, though the lawyer scenes are totally unrealistic…who gets a civil case to trial in a matter of days?!!! Oh and there are tons of fun guest stars from Paula Abdul and Tim Gunn to Rosie O’Donnell. I also like the clothes. Jane mostly wears suits, but it is fun to see how she styles them and finds clothes to suit her body type.

I highly recommend that you check out this feel good chick drama on Lifetime that is now in it’s third season. Spend a lazy weekend in your PJ’s catching up on the first two seasons and then start watching the third season that is only two episodes in.

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Shortcuts to Fabulous Beach Bag

Mar Y Sol Avalon Raffia Beach ToteShopbop has this cuter than cute beach tote for  for $56.70 that will go with everything and has the appropriate level of glam with the gold straps. This can be worn to the beach or around town with just about any summer outfit. Click on the photo or the link below to purchase.
Mar Y Sol Avalon Raffia Beach Tote

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