To borrow a favorite phrase from KLG & Hoda, last Wednesday was definitely Wines-day as the indefatigable Jenn Falik pulled us into a wonderful party at her house. If you “follow” Jenn—you know she’s a divine dispenser of beauty, fashion and lifestyle advice. She’s also extremely hardworking and majorly good-hearted to boot!
Because Jenn is a big fan of Hunter Dixon, she decided to host an intimate trunk show/cocktail party at her house for the line’s eponymous founders Hunter Bell and Jen Dixon. While 100 fashionable guests perused Hunter’s feminine and flirty design’s for fall, Shop It To Me signed people up for Salemail, Birchbox doled out beauty booty and the nice people at Jouer Cosmetics provided mini makeovers.
Thanks to the super talented Ana Schechter for the gorgeous photos; we are posting a few below to give you a feel for the night. An even bigger thanks to Jenn for letting us interlope amongst all of her fabulous friends.
Norman Falik, unwitting party guest
Designer Hunter Bell
Our very own Motorcyle Diaries! Starring besties Yashua Simmons, Annie Ladino and Sarah Schusseim
Grabbing bargains off those racks!
PIX Morning News’ Kate Sullivan, Marcia Parris, Ojinika Obiekwe
The incomparable Constance White arrives with legendary stylist Freddie Leiba
Pamela Pekerman, Abby Gardner and UsWeekly’s Gwen Flamberg
Jenn and InTouch’s Amy Silverberg Oselkin
Racked Danica Lo and friends
Traffic anchor and dating columnist Jamie Shupak
Signing up/Editing Shop It To Me profiles to capture the best fall fashion deals
Birchbox’s Kelly Reynolds and InStyle’s Isabel Gonzalez with Shop It To Me’s Margie Cader and Tamra Feldman
Allure’s Alyssa Hertzig with Jenn
Beauty Blogging Junkie’s Amber Katz (third from left) and friends
*all photos by Ana Schechter
October 12, 2011 No Comments
Since we always love how she’s looking and because she’s completely Shop It To Me obsessed, we asked style expert Jenn Falik to tell us her 10 Salemail must-haves for fall! These awesome pieces can be styled solo or mixed and matched to create a wardrobe that is perfect for right now. See below for Jenn’s current faves along with her tips on how/why to wear them:
- Haute Hippie one-shoulder dress - “Jewel-toned dresses are always great on TV and easy to accessorize for a polished night out.”
- Elizabeth and James leather trip pants - “Classic black crop pant with a subtly edgy detail.”
- 7 For All Mankind super flare denim- “The light wash will look so great with autumn-hued floral blouses.”
- Vanessa Bruno lace vest - “So glamorous with a long sleeve heather grey tee and jeans. “
- Pour La Victoire pumps- “Never thought I would stray from rounded toes, but loving a pointy stiletto this season. “
- Helmut Lang jersey jacket - “The definition of effortless chic.”
- Tory Burch Christelle dress - “Don’t know if I could ever pull this off, but a girl can dream.”
- Alice + Olivia wrap skirt - “Been eyeing this in my salemail for weeks- love the color and the draping.”
- Kooba leather satchel - “Love this shape for fall, perfect with a camel cape jacket.”
- Kate Spade bow belt - “Adore the outfit transforming abilities of a skinny belt, and a total sucker for anything with a bow.”
October 5, 2011 No Comments
We love that Jenn’s choices align with Shop It To Me Style Director Annie Ladino’s top outwear picks for fall. Annie called out seven trends for the season, and here are 14 of our favorite bloggers who rock these looks.
A cape is a great way to stay warm and toasty without compromising style. An effortless style choice, a cape can refine denim to give you a polished look.
A jacket with military detailing should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Give flirty sweet looks a touch of ruggedness with this transitional piece.
Choose a leather motorcycle jacket as the core piece and use it to create an unexpected look by layering it over a flirty dress or feminine skirt and blouse. The contrast makes it exciting.
A shearling jacket can update any look. Paired with a sexy dress or mini skirt, it’s a piece that strikes just the right note.
Give an otherwise neutral look an element of excitement with texture. A tweed jacket is the perfect partner to colored denim.
To make a statement, partner a parka with unexpected pieces. Ditch the denim and wear a pencil skirt or a trouser. The combination was hot in the F/W runway collections.
Opt for a glamorous cover up while saving the world. (Ahem, one stilleto at a time)
While October and November aren’t the best months to find great deals on outwear, if you keep an eye out for “friends and family” sales, you just might be able to score your trend of choice at a great price in time to stay warm this season.
October 3, 2011 1 Comment
As the sign moved to Libra this week, I’m continuing to shed light on astrological style, this time sharing what the Libra woman is all about. Gals born between September 23rd and October 23rd, listen up!
Leave it to a Libra, child of Venus, to make anything look chic and sexy, from a silk ball gown to jeans and a beautifully cut tee. Libra will never cross the line into questionable taste.
Libras are a sign of beauty and elegance. They have extremely lavish tastes and value quality and price over trendiness.
Venus, Libra’s ruler, gives the Libra woman an appreciation for pretty things that have a sensuous appeal. Although looking current is important to her, she is brave enough to go against the grain when her heart tells her to.
Symbol: The scales
Signifying balance, equilibrium and order
Libra colors, ruled by graceful Venus, are the soft pastels found in the Rococo Period, particularly the pale blues, pinks and rose, considered shades of social refinement.
Animals ruled by Libra: Snakes and Lizards
The Libra puts a personal spin on whatever she wears, and it always looks effortless.
The Libra is one of the most up-to-the-minute and “in the know” signs when it comes to fashion, books music or other indicators of popular culture. Libras are the arbiters of taste and they are very much on the vanguard of what is new and hot. It’s true that if the rest of us are searching for the best newest boutique, the trendiest restaurant, and the hot new band –we soon learn to simply ask a Libra. Libra has an uncanny ability to pick up on trends before they fully manifest by the masses.
Classic Style Icons:
Bridgette Bardot – September 28, 1934
Rita Hayworth – October 17, 1918
Catherine Deneuve – October 22, 1943
Famous Stylish Libras:
Serena Williams – September 26, 1981
Gwyneth Paltrow – September 27, 1972
Naomi Watts – September 28, 1968
Marion Cotillard – September 30
Gwen Stefani – October 3, 1969
Mia Wasikowska – October 4, 1989
Kate Winslet – October 5,1975
Rachel McAdams – Ocober 7, 1976
September 28, 2011 3 Comments
Trista Sutter — fashion lover and first-ever Bachelorette — is a big fan of Shop It To Me. We had the pleasure of dressing her for Entertainment Weekly’s star-studded Pre-Emmy party, and now she’s here to tell you all about it!
After receiving an invitation to compete in the celebrity division of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, my husband Ryan and I decided it would be fun to head to the west coast for a few days…without the kids! Would we miss them of course, but time away is always a great way to reconnect and focus on the thing that unfortunately often falls to a lower priority with two little ones…our relationship.
Our good friends, Chris and Gwen Harrison generously invited us to crash in their guest room…so we planned on just relaxing and going with the flow of the Harrison household. Lucky for us…that meant that tagging along as their guests at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmy party.
Ryan and Trista in a Laundry by Shelli Segal dress she found on sale via Shop It To Me
I must confess, I am a mommy who LOVES an excuse to get dolled up. And because we hadn’t really had a chance to celebrate Ryan’s 37th birthday—I thought it’d be a perfect way to raise a glass…or a few!
The only problem was what to wear? So I logged on and searched Shop It To Me for dresses, had a few options sent, chose my favorite, and packed it in my suitcase along with a sparkly pair of shoes and handbag (that I got from my Salemail earlier this year). Problem solved.
Fave moments of the party = chatting (albeit for just a minute) with David Arquette to wish him luck on DWTS (not that he needs it since he’s in such great hands with Kym!), having Julie Bowen remember who I was from meeting her last year, and just enjoying a night out with my handsome hubby!
What do you think? Good choice on the dress? Ryan thought so!
September 21, 2011 No Comments
We kicked off New York Fashion Week by celebrating BNO with some of our favorite bloggers from across the country! The event was a huge success and we were beyond impressed by the gals who made it all happen (pictured below). Additionally we got to do a fun style contest, where attendees tweeted pictures of what they were wearing. Some serious style, these bloggers have!
Jules, Camila and Susan
(above photos by Jason Howard Photography)
BNO host Lynzy with a couple lovely ladies
(photo by Alexandra Frumberg)
(above photos by Ryan of Fashables)
Our winning look was sported by the lovely Andrea from Blonde Bedhead, though it was certainly a tough decision. Stay tuned for more on this fabulous style blogger — including the super cute item she chose via Shop It To Me and her fun feature in Salemail!
It was so wonderful seeing familiar faces and making new friends. We can’t think of a better way to have kicked off NYFW than by spending an evening with these stylish, inspiring and friendly fashion-lovers! Being involved was quite a treat.
September 20, 2011 3 Comments
To kick off fall shopping season, we’re helping a lucky member score the dream bag or shoes of her choice.
It’s easy to enter:
Plus, you’ll still earn gift cards too ($10 for every 10 friends that join)!
Tip: For the most entries, we recommend inviting friends from your address book, and spreading the news on Facebook!
2) Tweet for an extra entry. Follow @ShopItToMe on Twitter and tweet this:
Want a chance to win <<insert designer name>>? Just follow @ShopItToMe and RT: http://bit.ly/qaUaz9
*Designers include Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Rebecca Minkoff or Christian Louboutin
The contest ends at 11:59pm ET on this Friday, September 23rd. Good luck!
Important notes: US residents only, must be 18+ years old
September 19, 2011 3 Comments
Amidst the Fashion Week madness, we had the pleasure of working with four of our favorite bloggers for a segment on back to school style with Better TV! These girls are absolutely fabulous and we had a blast hanging with them during the shoot.
Watch the Better TV clip below where the girls model the looks, and be sure to check out each of their blogs for incredible style inspiration!
September 16, 2011 No Comments
The crowd around Beyonce and Jay Z
The one and only Jay-Z with Annie’s friend Steve Gold, model and real estate agent
September 14, 2011 No Comments
Annie’s favorite looks from the Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2012 runway show
I made a mad dash out the door to J.Crew to see my friend Somsack Sikhounmuong, the Women’s head designer. I caught a quick peek of one of my favorite retailers’ collection until the crowd went wild. Beyonce and Solange Knowles had entered the building.
Friend and J.Crew Designer Somsack Sikhounmuong
J.Crew Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
September 14, 2011 No Comments