Batyana Review

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This year's latest fashions are here at Batyana Boutique and they are featuring many new arrivals once again!

Savings of up to 60% off! All your favorite styles and hottest clothing trends seen from the West Coast neighborhoods of SoCal style to the hard rockin' streets of NYC. New pieces are in from Madison Marcus, Kain Label, Nation, Ltd., Midi, Alexis Lamontagna, Rachel Pally, Julie Park, Sky Tops and Tunics and their newest designer, Mia Blaz featuring fringed t-shirts.

Looking for something specific? They have gorgeous Rachel Pally dresses from the latest collection and designer blouses and tops from Sky and Christopher Fischer. Also now available are lovely tops, sweaters and sexy tunics for Spring celebrations and Summer fashion days. Take a look the latest tees from Nation Ltd., Torn by Ronny Kobo and Whitehorse Couture / Wildfox. Designer Isabel Lu features amazing brushed silk tops and tunics. Still can't decide? Browse through their eclectic mix of SoCal designers clothing from Cherella, 3J Workshop, Johnny Was, Manoush, Nuvula, and Twig.


Featuring flirtatious ruffles, the Rachel Pally Ruffle Dress in Petunia (Regularly: $184 | ON SALE for $60) creates a flattering feminine silhouette that moves with the body and accentuates in all the right places. Rachel Pally's clothing line is utterly comfortable, slightly casual yet undeniably feminine. This is few of the reasons why Rachel Pally still remains to be one of my top favorite brands. At prices that are hard to compete with, I also love the Full Tie Tube Dress ($70), Tie Dye Flora Dress ($160), Shirred Camisole Dress ($70), Nora Maxi Dress ($119) from her line.

I'm also eying the Isabel Lu Asymmetrical Double Strap Tank ($45), Miss Ferriday Double Tank ($145), Wildfox Couture - Indian Brave Pocahontas Dress ($115), Torn by Ronny Kobo - Rachel Foil Sunset Dress ($20), Sky Dress ($94), and Aquamarine Crystal Teardrop Earrings ($275).

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Trunkettes Review and Giveaway

Sunday, April 24, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive a swimsuit of their choice from Trunkettes.

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Trunkettes was founded by Hilary Genga, approximately three years ago. For years, she had been wearing her husband’s swim trunks to the pool and to the beach. She just always felt more comfortable and freer in them than in a traditional female bathing suit. You can do all sorts of things more easily while wearing them - run, jump, dive, rough house with your kids, and much more without worrying about a “wardrobe malfunction.” Also, you don’t have to run out and get a bikini wax every time you go to the beach or pool.


Trunkettes has an amazing collection of flattering styles for most body types. I opted for the Feeling Flirty Bikini Top in Leopard Print & Black ($49.99) and Brief Booty Short in Leopard Print & Black ($44.99), because I am absolutely wild over almost anything in animal print. Plus, I find this style to be very feminine, fashionably fierce, and sexy. It's a bit trying at times to find a bikini top that gives me good support, while providing comfortableness. Thankfully, I found the bikini top that does that. I also love the brief booty shorts - my favorite style when it comes to two-pieces! Very, very comfortable and cute.

Check out the 2011 Trunkettes Collection. I can't help but love the Red Snake Feeling Flirty Top & Bikini Brief Bottom & Red Sheer Shorts, 70's Brown Paisley Bikini Top w/ Ruffle & Bikini Brief Bottom, and Haight Ashbury Get Pumped Top & Bikini Brief Bottom & Pink Sheer Trunkini.

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Manolo Blahnik is Now at Saks Online!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Legions of devotees, your day has come! Manolo Blahnik is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Orabella Lingerie Review and Giveaway

Friday, April 15, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive a a $50 gift certificate and two winners will receive a $20 gift certificate from Orabella Lingerie.

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Orabella Lingerie offers you the finest "Made in Italy" and "Made in EUR" lingerie at an affordable price. From comfortable, easy to wear, “every day” styles to elegant, romantic, sensual looks and bridal sets, we have styles to meet all your needs and budget. Each piece is beautifully packaged just for you! It can be an ideal and unique gift or a special something to make you feel absolutely fabulous. Shop for luxury Italian & European lingerie in the privacy of your own home with quick and easy delivery to your door.


The Colour Emotion Bra by Jolidon ($85) and Colour Emotion Boy Short by Jolidon ($44.08) that I received are beautifully garnished with a black lace and floral design. The turquoise color gives it an exotic look, while the lace detailing exudes a vintage chic look that makes it even more enticing. The bra features silky, light fabric, adjustable straps, invisible push-up gel cups in B cup, removable padding in C cup and slightly padded D/DD and E cups. You'll have a beautifully stunning set when collaborated with the Colour Emotion Boy Short by Jolidon !

I also love the Fire & Ice Bra by Jolidon ($55.10), Fire & Ice Undies by Jolidon ($22.96), LuLu Bra ($59.69), and One Night Brasilian Cut Undies by Jolidon ($22.96).

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Daddy Played the Guitar and Mama Was a Disco Queen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Say hello to Lita's kid sister, Lana! Towering lace-up platform boots featuring a cutout back and curved stack heel. Genuine leather interior, zip closure at inside ankle. Cushioned insole, non-slip sole.

Jeffrey Campbell
Lana Platform Boot - Leopard Suede
$175

Perfect paired with a threadbare tee and cutoffs!

Jeffrey Campbell
Lana Platform Boot - Olive Canvas
$145

Perfect paired with an chunky knit and cutoffs!

Jeffrey Campbell
Lana Platform Boot - Black Leather
$175

Perfect paired with a maxi dress and wide-brim hat!

Jeffrey Campbell
Lana Platform Boot - Pink Suede
$175

Perfect paired with a flowy dress and oversized shades!



Hitting the Road with Jack

The Jack brand was launched in 2007 with an edgier girl in mind. Designer, Nikki Chapman, a UK transplant, brings her casual cool and love of street culture to the table.

The Jack sensibility is about uniting opposites - feminine and masculine, quirky and cool, high and low art.

Adeline Vest by Jack Was $54.00 Now $41

Sleeveless racerback vest with sheer fabric lined in the back. Tie option in the back to give it the right fit for any body type. Throw this over a simple summer dress to add flare.

Sager Belted Dress by Jack Was $60.00 Now $42

Sleeveless v neck tie dress. Perfect daytime summer dress or throw on a pair of heels and have a night out on the town!

The belt is included, so it can be adjusted to accentuates your waist line.

Jameson Dress by Jack Was $55.00 Now $38

Sleeveless racerback dress with scoop neckline and useful pockets in the front. Length is classic above the knee which can be wore casual with flats or dressed up with heels.

The deep royal blue will make any girl stand out in the crowd.

Anderson Dolman by Jack Was $50.00 Now $36
Available in Grey or Peach

Dolman sleeve with open back tie detail, these strips are most flattering because the top has a loose chic fit. This look is great with white skinny jeans and a nice skin tone heel for a night out on the town.

Wright Top by Jack Was $42.00 Now $31

Racer back top with a very flattering fit. The colors are perfect to wear for spring with a pair of jean shorts or causal capri's.





BobbePIN Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive a Cecico Tunic Dress from BobbePIN.

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BobbePIN is a new indie fashion etailer that offers Free Shipping on all orders. They showcase some private label products and new fabulous designers who, in turn, are changing the way they look at fashion; some through their ecological dying process or commitment to sustainable products and others by the simplicity of their design. Founded by two professional women disenchanted with the mall options for great white blouses, be it with the fit or quality, they decided to bring it to everyone's doorstep, or should we say, fingertips! If you have a favorite product that you want them to showcase or are a designer that wants to showcase your products please email them as they want this to be an interactive experience. They also believe in giving back, so 5% of their sales will be donated to charity. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to keep up with the latest deets.


The Cecico Tunic Dress ($42) is unapologetically sweet and effervescent. This multi-layered tiered taffeta tunic dress features thin, adjustable leather shoulder straps, delicate pearl shape front buttons, and an elasticized waist with a crochet belt. It's great for most body types since it camouflages the tummy area and gives a sexy, yet flattering look. You can gracefully don it with leggings or skinny jeans since it runs on the short side. It also look great paired with biker boots or a beautiful pair of flats to give you an Audrey-esque look.

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Maria Menounos Wears L.A.M.B on "The Rachael Ray Show"


For her appearance on “The Rachael Ray Show” today, “Access Hollywood” correspondent Maria Menounos stood out wearing L.A.M.B! Always stylish, Maria chose a top from the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 Collection when she stopped by to discuss her new book, The Everygirl’s Guide to Life, about advice she has compiled from years of interviews with various experts and celebrities. Maria looked fresh and chic wearing the L.A.M.B. Hi-Low Tabard with Beaded Detail, $375. Please visit L-A-M-B.com for store locations.

Spring Hosiery from DKNY

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Although it’s officially Spring, it’s still a little chilly for bare legs! DKNY tights are the ideal layering piece under a great new dress or skirt – providing warmth while looking festive.

DKNY: Ruffled Trim Leggings $15
Available in Black

DKNY: Animal Tulle Tights $15
Available in Black or Castle

DKNY: Modern Floral Tights $18
Available in Black or Nude

DKNY: Modern Textured Tights $15

Disclosure: I received the DKNY Animal Tulle ($15), Vertical Stripe ($18), Modern Floral ($18), and Ruffle Legging ($15) in exchange for this editorial feature.



Kahava Review


Handmade in the United States, Kahava's patent pending, unique design allows for a safe, convenient way to carry personal belongings without being weighted down all while remaining hands free!


I received the Kahava in Black (Reg. $19.99 | ON SALE for $10) and I love it! It's great for those occasions when you don't feel like lugging around a handbag everywhere you go; whether you're traveling, going to a concert, grocery shopping, talking a walk, or any moment where you want to be hands free. They offer a variety of colors in three different sizes (small, medium, and large), which makes it perfect for women, men, and children. It enables you to carry your credit card, cell phone, compact camera, monetary items, and much more in a safe, convenient, and secure manner.

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Finishing Touches Accessories Review

Finishing Touches was started in 2006 by a group of girlfriends, all college students who share the love of fashion and accessories. Today best friends and business partners, Alyse Foy-West and Simone Napoleon, now own Finishing Touches Accessories. Alyse is a recent college graduate of Montclair State University in NJ. Simone is a college student graduating May of 2011 from William Paterson University in NJ.

Their mission is to keep their customers satisfied by presenting women of all ages and cultures with special pieces that would dazzle up your world. Their selection is a mixture to meet and help define your style and image while also satisfying your fashion crave. Finishing Touches Accessories’ pieces have been displayed in fashion shows, TV shows and events such as “The Trend” an upcoming TV show, a photo shoot with Miss Universe, a music performance with Katie DiCicco, and so much more.

Finishing Touches Accessories sells bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, sets. They are currently expanding to sell hair accessories, handbags, clutches and wallets as well! Each piece within their collection is selective fashion accessory items of their choice. All of the items within their collection are not designed or produced by them. Price ranges are from $10 to $200. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for the latest deets!


I'm feverishly fawning over the Candace Handbag by Galian ($56) that I received! The caramel color, gold triangle detailing, and suede material gives it a supremely divine look that will lure attention. This handbag is versatile enough to go from rugged to romantic depending on your outfit. It's very lightweight yet roomy enough to hold all of your essentials.

Other items on our radar include the Elyse Handbag ($55), Sade Necklace ($30), Peacocktail Ring ($18.95), and Aztec Bracelet ($29.99).

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LunarraStar Jewellery Review and Giveaway

Monday, April 11, 2011



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LunarraStar Jewellery is professionally handcrafted with care and attention to detail to produce unique, quality jewelry design. A treasure chest of trinkets inspired by whimsical fairy tales like Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, and Snow White, adventurous historical tales, unusual curious charms and glittery magical things.


"So she got up and walked about - rather stiffly just at first, as she was afraid that the crown might come off: but she comforted herself with the thought that there was nobody to see her, `and if I really am a Queen,' she said as she sat down again, `I shall be able to manage it quite well in time. "

LunarraStar Jewellery has a vast collection of jewelry that beautifully blends in with my eclectic and eccentric style. I opted for the "Queen Alice" Crown Necklace (£21.99), because I have always been a fan of Alice in Wonderland. This double-stranded necklace features an illustration by John Tenniel from Alice Through The Looking Glass and an exquisite crown charm that exudes a royal demeanor. The pendant featuring Queen Alice is encased in glass for a high quality, enduring finish. The shorter chain hangs delicately above and has a high quality crown charm that measures 24mm x 20mm.

I also love the Classic Marie Antoinette Ring - Let Them Eat Cake - (£12.99), Pre-Raphaelite - Midsummers Eve - Fairy Necklace (£16.99), I Believe in Faeries - Fairy Glitter Bottle Locket (Color of Choice; £21.99), and There's No Place Like Home - Dorothy and Toto Wizard of Oz Charm locket Necklace (£24.99).

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Wall Flower Jeans Review




I recently received the Wallflower Sassy 5 Pocket Denim Skinny Jeans ($34) in Blue Black Wash from Wall Flower Jeans. I believe that this is my second or third pair from this brand and I love how utterly cute and comfortable their jeans are. I have countless pairs of jeans and this brand is one of my top favorites! I normally don't wear darker colors when it comes to jeans, but these looked more flattering once I tried them on. The material is very lightweight and has a nice stretch, which adds to the comfortableness. I would love to have more in this style!

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APART Style Review

Introducing the newest, absolutely irresistible fashion brand to hit stateside, APART. They want their customers to associate APART with always being the sleek, fashion-forward yet classic name they can trust. They provide looks for your real life and styles for your personal runway: whether that includes making a stiletto sprint to the office or that trip to the farmer’s market.


My love for the Epaulet Military Blouse in Army Green ($118) was instantaneous, because it is a bit different than anything I have ever worn before. It's sleek, laid-back, and chic with a slightly boyish appeal. They offer this blouse in a size 0 - 14 and it is very true to size. It features embellished shoulders, a graceful mandarin neckline, and exquisite pocket detailing (a bronze safety pin with a chain dangling down from it). You can even add a belt to this blouse for an even more dazzling look. Just grab your favorite pair of stilettos and be prepared to be the talk of the town!

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Grecian Tie Tunic $73

Audrey Day Dress $155

Matte Sun Tank $110

Beaded Silk Dress $185

Lace Empire Tank $88

Cleobella Nevaeh Handbag

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Cleobella Nevaeh Handbag $495 - As Seen on Lindsay Lohan
Available in Patina or Black


Boho perfection with any airy dress and suede boots, this handmade, pebbeled leather handbag features leather tab details at the canvas front panel and a zip pocket at the back. It features bronze hardware, braid detail with tasseled ends at double handles, and zip main compartment closure. The lined interior features zip pocket, and 2 patch pockets.

L.A.M.B. on American Idol

Friday, April 08, 2011

Wednesday night on American Idol, the three female finalists dressed to impress wearing L.A.M.B.! The top nine finalists all sang songs performed by Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers for Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Week. Luckily for Pia, Lauren and Haley, music and fashion expert Gwen Stefani came by to give some words of advice and style the girls for Wednesday night’s performance. While belting out classic rock n’ roll tunes, the ladies looked edgy, chic and confident wearing Gwen’s favorite L.A.M.B pieces. The final results: the girls were dressed in L.A.M.B. from head to toe! Pia wore a L.A.M.B. Animal Print Jumpsuit, Haley rocked a L.A.M.B. Checkered Linen Tabbard top and leather pants, and Lauren paired her L.A.M.B. gingham shorts and top with a black blazer.


Last night’s peak at Gwen giving the female contestants advice about music while styling them in L.A.M.B. apparel showed Gwen wearing two Fall 2011 looks herself - the L.A.M.B. Bow-Back Blouse and Wide Leg Palazzo Pant. To purchase or learn more about L.A.M.B., please visit the L.A.M.B. web-site.
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