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How could you not love Gossip Girl? Blair and Serena have to be the best dressed gals on prime time! Erin from Ashes of Laughter is here to share some of her favorite looks from these Upper East Side ladies, and show us a few adorable alternatives! Be sure to stop by her blog which documents her love affair with fashion, art, and music!
Let me join the multitudes and say that Gossip Girl is the best styled show on television. This shouldn’t be a surprising seeing as GG stylist Eric Daman previously was the assistant designer for Sex and the City (you can’t beat that experience). Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf will forever be style icons deemed to go down in fashion history.
Blair. Always stylish, always classic, always exceptionally put together.
One of my all time favorite Gossip Girl style moments… everything was perfect. From Blair’s Oscar de la Renta dress, to the Christian Louboutin shoes. Oh, and did I forget to mention Harry Winston jewelry?
Who could forget Blair Waldorf at the White Party in the Hamptons? She was stunning in Marc by Marc Jacobs (but I would have ditched the clutch and worn Chuck Bass on my arm as an accessory, just saying).
One of my favorites, Serena and Blair’s impromptu photo shoot in the matching blue and orange Abigail Lorick Barlass dresses.
Serena. Always trendy, always unexpected, always makes a statement.
In one of my favorite GG scenes, Serena is pushed into a fountain wearing this fabulous Haute Hippie beaded jacket, and Pierre Hardy platform sandals. The things I would do to own that jacket…
Love, love, LOVE this ensemble worn by Serena in Paris. The jacket is Emilio Pucci paired with Tibi pants and Brian Atwood studded pumps.
If you can’t tell, I’m partial to Serena’s styling. I don’t know if it’s her wild hair or short hemlines, but I honestly love all of her outfits. What are your favorite Gossip Girl looks?
*images via Gossip Girl Fashion
October 21, 2010 No Comments
Let’s face it – we all find pleasure in people watching (even if you don’t want to admit it)! It’s totally entertaining, and you can find fashion inspiration by checking out what other people are wearing! If you live in D.C. or plan to visit, we have good news for you… Katy from Thrifty Threads is here to show us how it’s done!
D.C. is a town filled with tons of things to do. From monuments to museums, hockey games and eateries, there is no lack of entertainment in the nation’s capital. However, one of my favorite activities is also FREE (a glorious word in any vocabulary). I love people watching, and D.C. is prime people-watching territory. Over the past three years, I have found some of the best spots to just sip a latte and take in the sights of all the people mulling around the city.
1) The National Mall: One of the prime tourist attractions in the city also provides a plethora of diverse people to gaze upon. Whether it’s the spring and the cherry blossoms are blooming or fall when all the leaves are turning, you can sit for hours watching people pass by. My spot of choice is one of the benches that lines the sidewalks near the Smithsonian Metro stop.
2) Georgetown: This quaint neighborhood around Georgetown University feels like a different city compared to the hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill and K Street. While walking around window shopping at Zara or Anthropologie, take in the variety of people around you. From college-aged students to tourists waiting in line at Georgetown Cupcakes, there are always plenty of interesting people to view.
3) Old Town, Alexandria: I’m leaving the city limits for this one, but seeing as I am an Alexandria resident, this one is near and dear to my heart. Old Town is home to some of the best eateries and shops around, and has that small-town feel in one of Virginia’s largest cities. Benches line the street which make for prime people watching, or head to the waterfront and watch the water taxis or the plans take off and land from the airport.
October 21, 2010 No Comments
Changing seasons doesn’t have to mean a whole new wardrobe! Shannon from Thrifty Threads is here to show us just how to make certain summer styles wearable for fall.
Be sure to check out the collaborative style blog featuring five friends who catalogue their closets and shopping adventures, from NYC to D.C. to Atlanta.
Autumn is officially upon us, however, you may not actually need to dress for the season just yet. Eventually though — if you haven’t already started — you’ll be carving pumpkins and then turkey, and before you know it, you’ll be ringing in the New Year.
But autumn has always been my favorite season, I’m thankful to live in a place — New York — where it arrives right on time. I’m already donning my trench coat on my morning commute and figuring out exactly what color tights I need to buy.
All that’s fit to print
I’ve seen many a floral dress that wouldn’t be out of place at Bayside High, and tribal prints aren’t going anywhere, either. To make the trends last, be sure the prints have a darker base — anything too pastel will scream “Easter.” Also, don’t shy away from animal prints. Throw on black tights with a boyfriend blazer, or layer a turtleneck underneath for some warmth without the bulk.
Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen Fall 2010
All that glitters
Too many sequins on a too-skimpy outfit can look a little “Pretty Woman” (and not in a good way), so I’m excited to see the glittery trend carry over into fall. Pair a sequined shell with a leather jacket and play up the contrasting textures, or keep it simple with a sequined clutch.
3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs Fall 2010
The ‘60s silhouette
Not only am I mad about Don Draper (swoon), Joan Harris, and Peggy Olson, I’m mad about ‘60s style as well. The ladylike ‘60s are making a comeback; play up your silhouette with high-waisted pencil skirts or a full-skirted dress. Low pumps are — blissfully — making a comeback as well.
Prada, Marc Jacobs Fall 2010
Honestly, I’m not sure who wore knee-highs in the summer, but anything Cher Horowitz-approved is OK by me — especially as temps start cooling down. Style a black pair with some cognac boots for contrast, and show a little leg before it gets too chilly.
Prada, Michael Kors Fall 2010
(all photos via Style.com)
October 14, 2010 2 Comments
Sometimes the best part about fashion is pairing unexpected styles together. It’s all about being creative and expressing yourself! Sahi from Barely Vogue is here to share a few stylish clothing combinations that you never saw coming.
Be sure to check out her fashion and style blog covering trends, budget friendly finds, celebrity style, make up tips, and unbelievable steals!
Florals and Military -style Jackets
Military-style jackets are huge this season but can tend to look costumey or masculine without the right styling. The best way to make the military jacket work is to pair it with your most feminine floral dress or a blouse.
Balancing the Sequins (via Garance Dore)
One of my favorite trends is sequins, which now can be worn day or night if you pair with off-beat tees or sweaters!
Shiny- Fur (via J.Crew catalog)
A hint of gold sparkly brocade peeping from a furry thing is the best look ever.
Polka dots with animal prints
How to tame your leopard prints? Just add some innocent polka dots.
The winner – Leather & Lace (via Topshop catalog)
Lace can be boring on it’s own, but you can make your look more interesting by adding an edgy leather piece to a simple sheer dress!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match… have a little fun with fashion!
October 14, 2010 2 Comments
Looking stylish this season doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! Crazy fall sales can leave you with a full wallet and a happy closet. Salemail is flooded with amazing deals just waiting to be found!
We’ve compiled some of our favorite finds under $100 that would be great on their own as fall essentials, or styled together to create a fashion-forward look!
Not only are the above items beyond affordable, but these are some serious designer labels we’re dealing with! Looking great has never been easier or more affordable.
*Want to see more? Browse Sale Spot! And don’t forget you can filter by price at the bottom if you’re shopping on a budget.
October 13, 2010 No Comments
Cristi Silva, a 30-something Santa Barbara mom and customer service guru/order packer at BlueBee.com, is here to share three ways to embrace this season’s Military Trend. She has the great fortune of encountering rad reps, coolly dressed chicks and dudes, fashion mavens, and designers on a daily basis. Be sure to check out Cristi’s blog THATSORAD for a spyglass into her awesome world!
The military/surplus trend is an essential part of your fall 2010 wardrobe. At Blue Bee, we see military style from just about every line we carry. Here is how to make this trend work in your wardrobe.
LOOK 1 – If you are an extreme fashionista, you’d likely love super-rad brands such as Robin’s Jeans for cargos. They have detailed embellishments on their back pockets that symbolize military badges, zippers, and camo denim fabric. Incorporate another important trend for Fall 2010, such as a leather jacket, asymmetrical top, and an amazing pair of military-inspired boots.
LOOK 2 – Not the Hipster Street style type? Stay true to a softer side of surplus with our long time favorite: Da-Nang. They own Indonesian surplus style with their eclectic washable silk cargo pants, shorts and beautiful Surplus Jackets. Take one piece such as their classic cargo jacket and wear it with a fun and feminine top, a pair of grey skinny jeans jeans (such as these amazing Sinclair Rowan jeans in Moscow,) and sexy heels.
LOOK 3 – Military style can also be sleek, sexy, sophisticated and emulate the style of a simple, modern woman with an edge. Start with a highly tailored uniform jacket such as this gorgeous Improved blazer with zipper detail, and layer over a fitted shirt that is simple with a hit of masculinity. The key piece to this ensemble is the pants or jeans. Rich & Skinny’s cargo legging in Slick Black are one of the most talked about cargo pant right now. This jean will rock your fall wardrobe.
These are just a few ideas of how we see the military trend for our customers on BlueBee.com. Try one of these looks, or create one of your own by mixing and matching! You know that military will always be in style!
September 30, 2010 No Comments
Meet the Dream Team — our lineup of some of the most sought-after bags of the season. In our Dream Bag Giveaway, we’re giving one lucky Shop It To Me member the bag of her choice. (Enter to win these bags here.)
Now let us introduce you.
The Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini stole our hearts long ago, but don’t even get us started on the updated alligator-embossed print in that perfect shade of brown leather.
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Enter to win the designer bag of your choice. Hurry – ends Friday!
September 9, 2010 2 Comments
Gmail users — you may have heard of the new Gmail Priority Inbox. We wanted to help break down for you what this new feature is all about. And, most importantly — show you a few quick steps to ensure your Shop It To Me emails will remain front & center, so you can be among the first to scoop up great sales.
What is Gmail Priority Inbox?
According to the folks at gmail, “By automatically separating out your most important messages, Priority Inbox makes it easy for you to read and respond to the messages that matter.” The Gmail blog says: “In a way, Priority Inbox is like your personal assistant, helping you focus on the messages that matter without requiring you to set up complex rules.”
The approach Gmail has taken is to divide your email into 3 areas: “Important & Unread”, “Starred”, and “Everything Else” (which includes old messages and unimportant new ones).. Basically, it takes your email and sorts it according to whether it’s important or not. It’s easy to flip back & forth between Priority Inbox and your regular Inbox on the left hand navigation of the Gmail screen.
How Can I Control What’s Important?
A recent email Gmail sent to their members encourages you to “Train The Inbox”:
“If Priority Inbox makes a mistake, you can use the buttons to correctly mark a conversation as important or not important, and Priority Inbox will quickly learn what you care about most.”
So how does this impact Shop It To Me emails (Salemail)?
We encourage you to mark your next few Salemails as “important” to make sure you don’t overlook your Shop It To Me email, consequently missing out on amazing sales. Gmail should then “learn” and put your Shop It To Me messages in the “Important and Unread”.
Follow these quick steps:
1) Find your Salemail in your Gmail inbox
2) If it’s already marked “important” (has a yellow button next to it, you’re all set. If it’s not already marked “important” (denoted by the yellow arrow symbol ), select that email by clicking the box on the far left of the email
3) Then click the “important” icon (a yellow arrow looking icon ), which is located across the top section of gmail.
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Going forward, your Salemail should then fall into the “Important and Unread” section of the priority inbox.
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If your next Shop It To Me email doesn’t instantly fall into the “important” status, repeat the directions above. After all, Gmail may need to learn…
September 6, 2010 No Comments
Exciting news!! Free People, the brand we all know and love for it’s irresistible bohemian-chic vibe, has launched a new line, Vintage Loves!
(images via FreePeople.com)
August 13, 2010 1 Comment
If you’re anything like us you likely have thing or two to learn when it comes to the game of golf. Luckily, Kim from FashionCents is here to offer a few tips on how to dress if you’re attending an invitational. Check out her video blog site about developing personal style without breaking the bank.
If your style doesn’t make sense, watch their videos!
August 12, 2010 No Comments