We’re back after the long weekend, and very excited to introduce you to our fabulous new Office Manager, Sierra! She’s smart, stylish, and has a great bubbly personality to top it all off.
And now for some fun facts about Sierra…
Alice + Olivia, Free People, Splendid and Ella Moss, to name a few
Sushi & Frozen yogurt (yum!)
She loves the color green
Article of clothing she couldn’t live without?
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Random fun fact?
She’s originally from Chicago, but grew up in a small town in Idaho
Flats or Heels?
Thanks for sharing, Sierra, and welcome aboard! We’re so glad to have you.
July 6, 2011 No Comments
Earn your stripes this July with star spangled inspired prints! Our Chief Stylist, Annie Ladino, says, “Show your spirit pairing pieces in red, white, and blue, but don’t get too carried away, or you’ll end up looking like a walking American flag.”
Missoni striped woven sunhat: was $580, now $278.40
Betsey Johnson green star earrings: were $30, now $21
Marc by Marc Jacobs stripe bangle: was $58, now $37
Madewell ticker-stripe tee: was $45, now $30
See by Chloe star print dress: was $525, now $184
Jimmy Choo lace up sneakers: were $695, now $556
Miu Miu leather shoulder bag: was $1350, now $756
Try these pieces and you’ll be sure to make style fireworks!
Wondering what you should pair your stars and stripes with? Annie recommends styling patriotic prints with denim shorts, wide leg trousers, espadrilles, a white crochet dress, a straw hat or a canvas tote.
July 1, 2011 No Comments
Our new Chief Stylist is a budding astrologer, so we asked her to fashion a series of posts for us on each Zodiac sign. We’ve just entered into Cancer, so here’s Annie Ladino’s style forecast for all of you moon children.
“This sign loves to wear clothing that is traditional yet feminine and conservative. They love ruffles, romance, and pastels.”
“Cancer’s symbol is the Crab, their birthstone is Pearl and their metal is Silver. Every Cancer should own a pair of pearls. Splash on some sparkle with one of my picks below.”
Marc Jacobs draped halter top: was $995, now $398
Kate Spade pearl drop earrings: were $65, now $42
Stella McCartney shopping tote: was $1435, now $1004
“Cancer colors mirror those of the seashell and moonlight — including silvery whites, palest, almost white-grays, light smoky blues and luminous silvery tea greens. Cancers are an ultra feminine sign, so styles that reflect that, such as a sweetheart-cut dress, are crucial. And while most Cancers stick to soft ladylike looks, they will occasionally take a walk on the wild side with funky accessories or a stand-out pair of shoes.”
See by Chloe silk dress: was $595, now $357
Dannijo crystal necklace: was $545, now $272.50
Miu Miu platform pump: was $630, now $249
“Fabrics that are highly feminine, soft and those with a subtle luminosity (think silk taffeta, raw silk, satin, silk charmeuse, polished yet thin pima cotton, and silky rayon) appeal to the Cancer. Their body parts are the bosom and the stomach. It is important to accentuate these with v-neck tops and ruffles.”
Rag & Bone cami: was $150, now $75
Marc Jacobs ruffled dress: was $895, now $358
A few fashionable celebs who share the Cancer sign are Selma Blair, Selena Gomez, Liv Tyler, Meryl Streep and Diane Kruger.
Famous Cancers in fashion include American model and designer Lauren Bush, Brazilian model Caroline Trentini, designers Bill Blass, Oscar de La Renta, Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang, Elie Saab and French couturier Pierre Cardin.
“Your birth sign endows your sense of self expression. Cancer or not, there is no denying this sign is cosmically chic. Tell me moon children, how will you be dressing this summer?”
June 23, 2011 1 Comment
Summer is here, and with it comes a fresh batch of seasonal trends! Annie Ladino, Shop It To Me’s Chief Stylist, is here to dish on the hottest hot-weather styles we’re totally melting over: geometric, color block and surf neon.
I love the geometric aesthetic because it delivers a bold statement. With its mix of lines and shapes, geometric-inspired pieces create a modish look that is interesting to look at and visually appealing.
Shop the Trend
Color blocking is great for the summer season because it combines bright, vivid colors to create a look that transcends a chic yet playful style.
Shop the Trend
Surf neon is another hot trend this season because it delivers an athletic and modern, yet sleek silhouette with a carefree attitude. In general, summer is all about being fun and flirty while keeping it cool and chic.
Shop the Trend
June 20, 2011 No Comments
Last night we were out in NYC hosting an intimate toast for our new Chief Stylist Annie Ladino. A fantastic and fashionable crowd turned out to support the amazing Annie. Beautiful Brooklyn Decker had big smiles and this YSL stunner as a gift for her fave stylist. The two dished about Margiela ankle boots they’d both just snapped up via Salemail.
Also atop the Sundeck at 60 Thompson were Man Repeller Leandra Medine, Interview magazine’s Dan Ragone, astrologer Susan Miller, fashion journalist Jim Shi, social media maven Rachel Sklar, jewelry designer Jamie Wolf, fashion designer Joy Cioci and other of Annie’s close friends/admirers with whom she’s worked over the years.
The gathering was the perfect kickoff for our ongoing collaboration with Annie. Annie will be curating styles and providing trend guidance within Shop It To Me emails, and giving members a behind the scenes look into her fashionable world. See more on the collaboration here.
Our new Chief Stylist, Annie Ladino, in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana maxi-dress
A perfect night to toast Annie on the 60 Thompson sundeck
Brooklyn Decker rocks it in Haute Hippie and Louboutin shoes
Delicious apps from Kittichai
Rachel Strugatz and Leandra Medine peruse Man Repelling options from Isabel Marant and Givenchy
Interview’s Dan Ragone arm and arm with Annie
Annie’s fashionable friends and admirers came out to celebrate
Annie catches up with fashion journalist Jim Shi
The stars align! Brooklyn Decker and Susan Miller of Astrology Zone
Elle’s Sarah Schusseim gives a hug to her bestie
Social media maven Rachel Sklar
Annie Ladino and Leandra Medine
Carol Smith and Caitlin Weiskoph
Seventeen’s Annabet Duvall surveys the scene
Sunshine on the sundeck at 60 Thompson
Brooklyn propels Leandra to a seriously big laugh
Our girl Annie, all smiles for the crowd
Members of the Shop It To Me team celebrate the collaboration
Let the sale-ing begin!
Photo credit: Jennifer Leigh Mann
June 14, 2011 No Comments
To save 51% on the Beloved Bag, use code SHOPBELOVED at checkout.
To save 51% on the Seduction Bag, use code SHOPSEDUCTION at checkout.
Plus, you’ll score free shipping on both.
Happy shopping, handbag lovers! And stay tuned for more exclusive sales later this week.
June 14, 2011 1 Comment
Want to know more about Annie? We hope you enjoy our first Q&A:
Why are you excited about being Shop It To Me’s Stylist In Residence?
I’m excited to be working with Shop It To Me because it’s a site I’ve been totally hooked on for the past year. I love it for the great bargains but also because I found items I had coveted in past seasons that I thought were long gone and then I had a second chance to own them.
I’m also really excited to create content for the blog. I find inspiration everywhere and I realized that when I’m working with a client we’re usually bouncing ideas off each other until we come up with the final look. I think this process is still a mystery to anyone not in the industry and it will be fun to give aspiring fashionista’s a peek into the industry…. and show them how to dress the part.
What’s in your Salemail?
A few brands you’ll find in my Salemail are Alaia, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Prada/Miu Miu, Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, Helmut Lang, Erdem, Iro, J.Crew, Camilla Skovgaard and Sigerson Morrison
What are your current obsessions?
I’m currently obsessed with a pink, orange, and black striped dress from Prada Spring 2011, Jil Sander’s paperbag floral skirt, color block from Versus, Surf/Sportswear inspired trends, Animal prints and lace.
What’s the best bargain you’ve ever scored?
My first year as an assistant at a magazine I bought an H&M $35 pleather jacket I just about wore with everything and pretty much every day until it fell apart. Recently I upgraded to a Balenciaga one. This one doesn’t come off either. They both do the trick. It’s not about how MUCH something costs, it’s about the quality and the significance it has to the person.
How would you describe your personal style?
French Bohemian. Modern, sophisticated but never rigid or forced. I like to feel comfortable and am a hippie at heart but definitely like a heel and a tight chic dress.
What’s your secret to creating a signature look?
Try something unexpected and wear it with confidence. If you like it, it will show. I once read somewhere that Kate Moss said if everyone is dressed up, dress down and if everyone is dressed down, dress up. Basically try the unexpected. Go with your gut. Don’t wear a trend for the sake of wearing it. Wear it because you like it and want to express yourself.
On what do you splurge?
On what do you save?
Handbags (I’ve never heard a guy say – “that’s a hot purse!” I have however on many occasions heard, “those are some sexy heels.”)
June 13, 2011 No Comments
Shop It To Me is thrilled to introduce Annie Ladino as our new Chief Stylist! We discovered Annie when she helped Gwyneth Paltrow with this spring fashion post in GOOP. We loved how she made runway trends accessible and instantly became curious to learn more about this exciting fresh talent.
So who’s Annie?
Annie is a rising star stylist, fashion editor, contributor to Elle, French film fanatic, yoga practitioner and amateur astrologer. She has worked for Joe Zee, Creative Director for Elle, and helped dress celebrities for more than 30 cover shoots.
When we first sat down with her, we were delighted to learn that this talented fashionista loves sales as much as we do. Annie quickly began using Shop It To Me to snag items for herself and her celeb clients. (In addition to Gwyneth, her roster includes Julia Roberts, Brooklyn Decker, Erin Andrews, Becki Newton and Alexis Bledel.) Her favorite find so far is a Proenza bandage skirt from Yoox.com on sale for $250.
Since she’s a sharer, Annie was spreading the Shop It To Me within her stylish circle. We knew the stars were aligned (and not just because our girl is an aspiring astrologer).
So, get ready to fall in love with Annie’s delightful down-to-earth attitude and cool signature style. She’ll take us behind the scenes of her fashionable life, curate Deal of the Day picks and contribute to our blog. Annie will share styling advice, tips on managing a busy lifestyle, and insider scoop about what it’s like to dress some of today’s headline-making hotties.
Stay tuned for more from Annie in the weeks ahead! To see the full press release about the collaboration click here.
In the meantime, check out our Q+A with Annie and see some of the trends Annie looks forward to rocking this summer:
The styles shown above were all found through ShopItToMe.com:
Animal Prints: Alexander Wang snakeskin bag (50%-off), Christian Dior pony hair pumps (20%-off), Stella McCartney top (65%-off), Miu Miu platform slingbacks (20%-off), Sigerson Morrison ankle boots (45%-off)
Jumpsuits: Stella McCartney jumpsuit (sold out)
June 13, 2011 No Comments
Hey, west coast city-dwelling fashionistas…have we got news for you. Clear your weekend schedules, ladies, because the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale is comin’ to town!
If you live in or near LA or SF, this is an event that’s not to be missed…
When: Friday and Saturday (6/3-6/4) from 10am-7pm, Sunday (6/5) from 11am-5pm
Where: Confederacy 4661 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: Saturday (6/4) from 10am-4pm
Where: Madrone Studios 1417 15th St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Our advice? Show up early and eager, because these bags will be selling like hotcakes. Best of luck and Happy Shopping!
June 2, 2011 1 Comment
Attention luxury shoppers, this is your week. Our designer sale roundup is out of control!
The Net-A-Porter End Of Season Sale is happening now. Shoppers enjoy up to 50% off high-end designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Fill your shopping cart with treasures from YSL, Miu Miu, Louboutin, and more! The $$ savings simply can’t be beat.
Shopbop has recently marked down hundreds of items from their Designer Boutique. Save 30%-70% on Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and more. Plus, as always, enjoy free shipping and free returns. Score!
The Barneys New York Spring Sale, always much anticipated, has finally arrived! Save up to 40% off original price on luxury favorites for men and women like Commes des Garcons, Alexander McQueen, Balmain…the list goes on and on. But the sales don’t! So hurry and shop to it while supplies last.
June 1, 2011 1 Comment