Tori Spelling in Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals

Monday, April 30, 2012

This past week, Tori Spelling was seen sporting her Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals ($30 at Shoes.com; Available in White, Brown, Aqua, Ebony, Electric Blue, Gunmetal, Pink, Red, Orange, or Mustard) while moving out of her Malibu house.

The Sanuk Yoga Mat series are made out of real yoga mats, and whether you’re going to the beach, work, gym,or moving houses, sometimes these occasion calls for comfortable, yet stylish footwear.



Sanuk Yoga Mats are available in an array of colors, from neutral to bright or for the animal in you, the Yoga Safari Sandals ($28 at Shoes.com) offer the same heavenly feel with edgy and fun giraffe, leopard, or zebra prints on the straps.

Muse Clothing for the Bold and Daring Woman

Gracefully easing their way into the fashion scene in 1999, Muse offers fashion-forward designs for the modern, yet sophisticated woman in mind. They combine flair and innovation to produce a timeless style that others can't help but notice once you make your entrance in a room. Fashionable, confident, and independent, the Muse woman doesn't follow trends. She sets them instead.

I'm currently 6 months pregnant with my second child, but this hasn't deter me from wanting to dress fashionable. I was perfectly pleased to come across a store such as Muse, because their bold, fun, and vibrant designs are well-suited for my personal style. The Vintage Floral Twist Neck Halter ($148) and Pleated Chiffon Swing Dress ($158) that I received perfectly conveys that resort-ready look - chic, relaxed, and luxe.



This is one of my go-to dresses, because it is so, so comfortable! It comes with a beige rope belt, which makes it stand out even more. I don't always wear the belt with it since it can be uncomfortable at times due to my expanding belly (6 months pregnant). The neck halter makes this dress even more fun and flirty!



This dress features a stainglass print with inverted pleats, giving it that Nicole Richie-esque, bohemian look that I am fond of. I love pairing it with my 1928 Jewelry Claudia Stretch Cuff Bracelet ($36) and Luichiny Open-Toe Suede Pumps ($89.95; Aqua Green). Unlike the other dress, it doesn't come with a belt, but I think it's still fun to pair it with one at times, such as the one shown in the picture above!

Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.



One Shoulder Hawaiian Dress Was $148.00 Now $74

Ribbon Contrast Palm Maxi Was $158.00 Now $79

Oval Lace Girly Dress Was $158.00 Now $79

U Neck Paisley Chemise Was $138.00 Now $69

Palm Print Poets Dress $128

Kristin Cavallari in SMYTHE

Friday, April 27, 2012



Kristin Cavallari was spotted in the SMYTHE Piped One Button Blazer in Black Oxford Stripe ($695 at Nordstrom) while out and about in Los Angeles. Black piping traces a dramatically peaked lapel to highlight the bold shoulders and tailored shape of a timeless blazer.

Willow Smith and Olivier Martinez in Junk Food Clothing

Monday, April 23, 2012



Willow Smith was spotted in Junk Food at a premiere in Santa Monica on Sunday. Joined by her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, the trendy teen was sporting her Junk Food Art House Surfin Safari Original Slub Riot Tee ($40); Smith was not the only celebrity sporting a Junk Food Tee this weekend.



Olivier Martinez was spotted with his fiance, Halle Berry and her daughter, Nahla, wearing his Junk Food Ford Tee ($28), for the second time.

Heidi Klum in Blu Moon


Heidi Klum wearing the Blu Moon U Back Babydoll Maxi Dress in Indian Goddess ($299 at The Trend Boutique) print while out with her family in Brentwood on Saturday, April 21st.

The Blu Moon U Back Dress in Indian Goddess, as worn by Vanessa Lachey and Heidi Klum, will unleash your inner Bohemian. Constructed from silk chiffon, this floor grazing dress features a scooped U back and thin adjustable straps. The multi-color Indian pattern and the silver vertical striping give this dress a worldly appeal.

30% off Everything at Nimli

Sunday, April 22, 2012

30% off Everything at Nimli with coupon code: EARTHDAY12 Exp. 4/23/12



Angelrox Reversible Halter Wrap Dress $168
Available in Black or Gray

Hemptress Mona Satchel $189
Available in Herringbone, Natural, or Grey

Azuri Stained Glass Scarf Was $200.00 Now $30

Toggery Nikki Skirt $66
Available in Eel, Fern, Juicy, or Storm

Nixxi Halter Top $110
Available in White, Blue, or Black

Zac Posen Launches Affordable Line at Lord & Taylor

This spring, Zac Posen has collaborated with Lord & Taylor. The Z Spoke Zac Posen for Lord & Taylor collection can be found online and at select Lord & Taylor stores nationwide.



I believe that trendy clothing should be accessible,” Posen tells PEOPLE. “And I want to directly acknowledge that fashion loves bodies. I love women who have bodies and curves, so I really want to embrace that. My ideal are the women on the street.”

Those “Z Spoke women,” as the designer calls them, are “trend-driven, flirtatious, socially savvy through media and life on the street,” he explains. “I try to create a collection that can have a youthful quality to it, but has an age- and shape-diverse ability, too.”




Washed Faille Dress $179

Get Happy Studded iPad Case $250
Available in Black, Ivy, or Imperial

Sleeveless Jersey Dress $179

Shirley Bow Crossbody Bag $250
Available in Black or Ruby

Elbow-Sleeved Dress $159

Darling Shopper $525

Lace Elbow-Sleeved Dress $199
Available in White or Grey

Elizabeth Trapunto Flap Shoulder Bag $325

Florence + The Machine Las Vegas After-Part​y

Saturday night, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine celebrated her Las Vegas performance at an MSN after-party at Marquee’s Boombox in the Cosmopolitan hotel.



The party was in celebration of Florence’s 15 U.S. City tour, which is sponsored by MSN. Florence attended the party in a floor-length embroidered emerald green gown designed by Tadashi Shoji. She spent the evening cuddling with her boyfriend James Nesbitt and dancing with her best friend singer Blood Orange, who opened for her earlier in the night. Following the party, Florence hopped on her tour bus and headed back to Palm Springs for her 2nd Coachella performance, taking place today.

Prom Costs Reach $2K: 7 Ways to Save

Friday, April 20, 2012

Prepare your pocketbooks, parents: This prom season is going to be a doozy.

According to a recent article in USAToday, prom-goers are spending an average of $1,078 on the annual spring formal, while Northeastern dwellers are closing in on the $2,000 mark. The main culprits are dresses and tuxes, as expected, but all the other accoutrements add up to a wedding-like final cost.

The old adage “keeping up with the Jones’” is applicable here, though Kardashians may be more accurate. Thanks to constant exposure to celebrities, reality TV and social media, standards for style are at an all-time high and parents are bearing the brunt of it. Instead of letting the event drain your bank account, consider these tips for saving on prom without sacrificing style.



1. The Dress

The prom dress is the most important element of the dance, so be prepared to portion most of your budget on it. Shop sale racks at luxury retailers like Nordstrom or hit up Marshalls for discounted name brands. If your teen turns up her nose at department-store styles, shop sample sales for up to 70-percent off designer styles,or consider an alternative to actually buying the dress.

2. The Tux

According to WeddingStats.org, the average cost of renting a tuxedo is $141. This includes all the trimmings like vest and cuff links but typically omits socks and pocket silks. You can easily cut the cost of this necessary expense by opting for a traditional monkey suit: coat, pants, shirt and bowtie. You can also score a discount with bulk orders, so get your teen’s friends together for a big order.

3. The Accessories

You thought your teen was good to go once she found “the” dress, right? Wrong. Now you need to find shoes and accessories to complete the look. An easy way to save on bling is to borrow, so suggest an accessory swap party for your teen. Shoes, on the other hand, are best purchased online where deals abound.

4. The Ride

Limo? Rolls Royce? Horse-drawn carriage? Each of these options will cost you a pretty penny thanks to time minimums and gratuity fees. Rides are more affordable when split between a large party, but if that’s not an option consider scrapping the ride entirely. Your teen has to make concessions somewhere and unless she can contribute to the cost, transportation is one of the least important parts of the evening. This is the perfect opportunity to teach your high school kid a money lesson.

5. The Flowers

Corsages and boutonnieres are a necessary evil for prom, but that doesn’t mean you have to hire a professional floral designer to fill the need. Grocery store flower departments offer perfectly pretty petals for up to 40-percent less than floral shops, plus you can opt for more greenery than flower to reduce the cost. Alternatively, following this great DIY corsage tutorial from LovelyCraftyHome and whip up something truly one-of-a-kind for less.

6. The Hair

Formal up-do’s start at around $40, depending on the salon and length of service. Happily, formal up-dos are being replaced by intentionally casual looks which are easily achievable at home. The best place to look for ideas is Pinterest where the latest styles are often accompanied by detailed how-tos.

7. The Photos

Formal portraits cost anywhere from $25 to $75 depending on the size and number of prints, and will likely be chucked within a few years. Skip the pricey shoot and opt for pre-dance snapshots of your bedazzled teens. Don’t forget, smartphones feature high-resolution digital cameras that can be used to capture magical moments throughout the night.

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who helps consumers live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. She has been featured among top news outlets such as Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, MSNBC, New York Times, Kiplinger Personal Finance, CNNMoney and many more. You can follow her on Twitter for daily savings advice and tips.

In Bloom by Jonquil Review

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inspired by her silent movie actress Great-Aunt and fashion illustrator Grandmother, Diane Samandi began sewing patchwork bikinis in the front window of her San Francisco Victorian in the late 1970's. Diane had always loved old Hollywood glamour and vintage design and with those elements in mind, bikinis soon became dresses, and dresses became exquisite lingerie.



In 1980, Diane founded Jonquil, a romantic lingerie line well known for its lavish laces and intricate detail. A favorite with brides, Jonquil has enjoyed thirty years of success, and is one of the most sought after lines in the lingerie world. You can find her bridal lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and nightgowns at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, the finest specialty boutiques worldwide, and her web-site .

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I love to lounge in comfortable yet fashionable clothing when I'm at home, so I chose two maxi gowns, the In Bloom by Jonquil Butterflies are Free (Regularly: $68 On Sale: $44.90) and Josianne (Regularly: $68 On Sale: $45). They can either be worn to bed or as a lounge wear. I like that both gowns are lightweight, breathable, luxuriously soft, and sexy without pushing the envelope, making it the perfect loungewear since I never know who will drop by when I'm lounging around. Also, it's usually hard for me to wear long dresses or gowns because of my height. However, the long length is perfect for my petite height.

The Butterflies are Free Maxi Gown is far by my favorite because of my love for butterflies. The ruffle straps and detail under bust adds a playful touch of femininity. The Josianne Maxi Gown features a lace inset at the bust, which makes it effortlessly elegant. It also has a surplus bra with tucking details.


Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s



Alberta Ferretti, the queen of femininity and Italian refinement, world famous for her entrance-making evening looks, just lent her name to Macy's latest Impulse line. Discover her new limited edition collection. Prices start at $49. While supplies last.

Click here to shop the collection!

Junk Food Launches Snow White Capsule Collection

Tuesday, April 17, 2012



Once upon a time, Junk Food Clothing launched a Snow White capsule collection, inspired by the fairest of them all. The Brothers Grimm classic is all the rage this year with the recent release of Mirror, Mirror and the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Whether you prefer the princess of the whimsical re-imagining or the heroine of darker, violent twist of the story, Snow White is having a moment. Once again, Junk Food Clothing has tapped into the subconscious of pop culture with their capsule collection that features iconic images from the original Disney Fairy Tale. The Snow White tees range from $28 - $40, and will be available on their web-site.

Michelle Trachtenberg in Quiksilver Tiki Tile Print Maxi Dress



Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg wore the Quiksilver Tiki Tile Print Maxi Dress ($69.50 at LuLus) while attending the Burton Snowboards Coachella Pool Party and BBQ at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs during the 2012 Coachella Music Festival on Saturday, April 14th.

50% off Everything at Newport News

Monday, April 16, 2012



50% off Everything at Newport News! No coupon code required. Exp. 4/16/12

Help the Michael J. Fox Foundation with Tory Burch

Saturday, April 14, 2012



Each year, April is designated as Parkinson's Awareness Month. Therefore, Tory Burch is collaborating with the Michael J. Fox Foundation. They will be donating 20 percent of proceeds from the sales of four items to this noteworthy cause. You can choose from the “Simone” Cardigan ($225), “Robinson” Chain Mini Bag ($365), “Robinson” Coin Case ($95), or “Aaden” Flats ($250) — each piece features the signature Tory Burch and MJFF orange — available at ToryBurch.com.

Nancy Rose Performance Review

Friday, April 13, 2012



Nancy Rose Performance transcends conventional activewear trends by modernizing traditional garments without sacrificing functionality. Through the addition of sophisticated and edgy details, each piece is beautifully constructed while still maintaining the flexibility, breathability, and comfort essential for workout apparel

Nancy Rose Performance features sculptural silhouettes that thrive on statements of detail and vibrancy of color. Additionally, the line offers the newest innovation in high-performance fabrics. Each garment is engineered with supreme quality and designed for optimal movement. Testing is conducted in real-life workout conditions ensuring that Nancy Rose Performance will look great and provide a superior fit.



Working out naturally gives me a burst of confidence, because I know that I am doing something good for my health and overall appearance. Nothing gets me motivated better to work out than wearing stylish yet functional work out clothing, because it makes me feel and look great! I was recently introduced to Nancy Rose Performance, a line of designer workout and yoga clothes that are made from the finest fabrics, which they promise you that will last for years to come!

I normally don't like the looks of most workout tank tops (too plain!), but the Rouched Front Tank Top ($74; Available in Black, Ultra Turquoise, or Amethyst) is anything but ordinary. It features a rouched front, which camouflages less than perfect spots. It also has a supportive, built-in bra that ensures that everything is kept in place. This essential when you're doing a yoga pose and having to bend over, because we all know that nothing is more unattractive than letting your "girls" run wild!

The Rouched Front Tank Top is made from their own specially sourced performance cotton blended with Lycra®, giving you that second skin feel without being uncomfortable or constrictive in the least. This makes it perfect for yoga, Pilates, barre method, and Zumba. You can even wear when you're not working by wearing it as a camisole under your favorite shirt or jacket.



The Plank Colorblock Crop – Crop Pants ($74; Available in Black/Lava) are one of my top favorite workout pants to wear. Not only they're ultra flattering, but they're also extremely comfortable. I find myself lounging in these pants, even when I'm not doing light exercise (I have to keep it done in moderation since I'm in my sixth month of pregnancy.) or going for a long walk. I also love that they are naturally wicking. This ensures that you stay cool and dry during a workout. I'll definitely be wearing these pants to Zumba class, but this will not happen until after my daughter is born!

Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Cambridge Satchel's New Collaboration

Thursday, April 12, 2012



The Cambridge Satchels recently received the Mad Men seal of approval, because 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner gave his whole cast and crew specially customized Cambridge Satchels as a thank you present. You know it is the "IT" bag of the season when that happens! They recently launched a new collection of stylish, inconspicuously well-crafted handbags! London label Basso & Brooke collaborated with Cambridge Satchel to create an ultra cool digitatized-print line of purses.

Kristin Cavallari’s Tribal Maxi

Sunday, April 08, 2012



While taking a walk with her pupster Bardot on March 23rd in Beverly Hills, the haute mom-to-be looked serene and chic in her Attention Women‘s Tribal Maxi Dress ($29.99 at Kmart.com; Available in Wild Grapes or Black/White). This flowing full-length dress has a trendy tribal print and a surplice bodice with braided ties for a relaxed, exotic look.

New from TOMS: The Painted Wedge

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

TOMS 'Painted' Wedge $74.95, Nordstrom Exclusive
Available in Red or Blue


Lift your look this season with the chic, painted wedge from TOMS - only at Nordstrom. With every pair purchases, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

Get Naturalistic for Less

Tuesday, April 03, 2012



Several fashion designers are introducing nature-inspired pieces this season. This includes top notch designers such as Altuzarra and Dries Van Noten. Originally $148, the Kudzu Skirt skirt is on sale for $79.95 at Anthropologie. It usually takes awhile for the looks of the season to go on sale, but this is one you can definitely wear now! Plus, it is just under $100.

Sarah Ball captured various aspects of Southern life in her evocative photography series; Anthropologie picked one of their favorites to tile this pleated poplin skirt.

Aussie Dogs Review and Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a pair of Leopard Boots (a $160 value) by Aussie Dogs.

Winners must claim their prize within 72 hours after receiving a winning notification via email. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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It has been feeling like Spring for the last few months, and this was even before Spring officially began. I'm not the one to complain, considering that I'm not fond of cold weather at all, yet I'm not particularly fond of sweltering, humid weather either! The only thing I enjoy about winter is dressing up in boots, keeping my feet warm and cozy. I was recently introduced to my new favorite pair of boots, the Leopard Boots by Aussie Dogs. Originally $160, these fashionable and comfortable boots are currently on sale for $75!



These boots feature a natural leopard-print, and they're made with 100% sheepskin lining and pigskin outer for extra durability with an EVA sole. I've tried them on, and I had to muster up the courage to take them off. They were that comfortable for this mom-to-be! I'll certainly be donning them when the cold weather settles in later on this year.

They also have an adorable kids collection. I might have to buy the Infant Coaster Boots ($40) for my pending arrival. I also like the Kids Coaster ($50) for my son. My love for their brand doesn't come to halt there, because I can't help but swoon over their rainboots. I normally don't wear rainboots, but I might have to reconsider!

Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude on April 15th.

Chelsea Red Dog Dress from Rockabilly Girl by Bernie Dexter

Monday, April 02, 2012



The Chelsea Red Dog Dress from Rockabilly Girl by Bernie Dexter ($136 at Unique Vintage) is perfect for a summer picnic or to pack on vacation. This sweet frock is a reproduction of a 1950's class style with darling little doggies throughout. 10% of profits from the sales of this dress will be donated to the ASPCA!
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