We love reflecting on what’s hot – and investigating which items from Salemail (of the many hundreds of thousands sent) were most popular. This past week, you voted loudly for spring dresses. The warmer weather is officially here nationwide, and Shop It To Me members are gearing up for the heat with bold summery colors, patterns & prints, and halter style necklines.
In last week’s Salemail, seven of the top 10 most popularly clicked items by Women were spring dresses, followed by two pairs of dark straight-leg denim. Ranging from 30-70% off, these dresses are proof that you are ready to signal spring/summer with what you wear!
April 26, 2010 1 Comment
Nothing says fabulous spring style like a printed jumpsuit! And the fact that this tropical silk one is designed by Stella McCartney and on sale at 80% off certainly doesn’t make it any less irresistible…
Stella McCartney Tropical-print silk jumpsuit: was $1595, now $319
This jumpsuit is perfect for a casual afternoon or to wear on vacation! And it’s not everyday you can say you saved over $1200 on an outfit. So satisfy your spring style urges and snag one up before it’s too late!
April 26, 2010 No Comments
When I first heard that Zac Posen was doing line for Target, I carefully marked my calendar with today’s date, 4/25, when the collection debuted online and in stores. If you’re a red fan, I definitely recommend checking out the offering. Zac infused the collection with lots of red and other bright, cheery summer colors. It definitely has a younger bent than his runway offerings, and even his recent Z Spoke collection, offered exclusively by Saks. For instance, there’s even a t-shirt that looks like it is signed “Zac” in lipstick!
Below are a few of my personal favorites from the Target collection — check out the rest for yourself!
April 25, 2010 No Comments
Since we love reading our Trendsetters’ fabulous blog posts day after day, we thought we’d share with you a few of our favorites! We’re excited to introduce Trendsetter Highlights…we’ll be selecting a few awesome posts each week to feature right here on the Shop It To Me blog. So be sure to check back every Saturday for the low-down!
- The Glamazon Diaries: HP introduces “Tech Couture” for SATC 2
- A New Mode: Coachella Recap – top styles and tunes
- Shiny Style: Gossip Girl dresses to be available at Miss Selfridges April 30
- College Fashion: What do I wear? Amusement parks
- Lookbook: 25 Movies that shook the world of fashion
- Fashion Pulse Daily: Shades of cool – sunglasses and opticals 2010 preview
*If you’re a Trendsetter, please feel free to submit your favorite weekly posts to us by emailing email@example.com. We can’t wait to see your stuff!
April 24, 2010 No Comments
I think these woven sandals by Frye are absolutely adorable. I was actually on the MUNI (the main form of public transportation in San Francisco) yesterday and saw a girl wearing them. I wanted to ask her where she got them from, and miraculously today they were in my Salemail! At 56% off, I think they are great for the spring and summer to wear with floral dresses and rompers. The T-strap and studs add a nice touch, and the cushioned insole makes it comfortable to romp around the town.
Frye Margot Woven Flat, Originally: $178, Now: $78.30
April 23, 2010 No Comments
We’re all inspired by runway trends, but translating the looks from Fashion Week into wearable outfits isn’t always easy. Meggy from ChasingDavies, a blog about chasing deals, unique finds, & precious pieces, is here to show us how to make Spring runway trends more everyday appropriate!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always in awe when reviewing the looks from Fashion Week. What we see walking down the runway is undoubtedly art, but it’s not always easy to determine what’s actually wearable.
I’m excited to share my favorite Spring 2010 Runway looks and show you how I have been wearing these styles on a day-to-day basis….
Painterly Prints – with an edgy smudge and splatter effect, this look might leave you questioning what the print actually is! But it’s colorful and fun, and I’ve definitely been enjoying this one.
I love to mix colors in outfits, and doing so with prints is super easy! However, I’m pretty sure I would look like a grandma in this Cynthia Rowley number. I decided to take inspiration from this dress and create a printed look of my own:
Stores that carry painterly prints include New York & Co (like the skirt I’m wearing), J.Crew, Ann Taylor Loft and Target. Using this trend on a smaller scale (i.e. skirt vs. dress) will ease you into the use of a full-blown outfit print! Just pair with a simple top and you’re good to go.
Another runway trend that is definitely doable and fun is asymmetrical and cut-out shoulders.
While this trend might not be completely work-appropriate, with the proper fit and amount of fabric it’s great for a night out. Drawing attention to one area (in this case your shoulders) but keeping more conservative coverage in other areas helps keep this style classy.
This dress by Asos (now sold out, unfortunately), bares the shoulders but keeps the rest of the dress more conservative, for an overall sexy look.
Another option is turning a simple one-shoulder top or dress into something more abstract, by layering it over a T shirt or a tank! I decided to try this look out with my own duds…
For a more modest look, I layered a one shoulder dress over a t-shirt.
Runway looks predict the trends, but it’s up to us to implement them! Go ahead, try out that look you’ve been eyeing since fashion week. Feel free to mix and match the items in your closet, and as always, and have fun with your style!
April 22, 2010 3 Comments
Some days you might find yourself just wanting to throw on a basic tee but still look fashionably casual. Maya from Widespread Life is here to show us some basic tees to choose from and how to wear a basic tee for those days. Be sure to check out this San Franciscan’s ramblings about anything from fashion to food to events at her blog.
Everyone always says that your wardrobe is never complete without the little black dress but another basic must have in 2010 is the basic tee. I have to admit that I have five of the same tees just in different colors! Since I am mildly obsessed with basic tees, I have created a small guide on how to create the perfect look when wearing a basic tee shirt.
Step 1. You must start with a well fitted tee.
1. James Perse
2. J. Crew
4. Gap Body
Step 2. Pick the look that suits you
The best part of a basic tee is that you can transform it into any look. All you need to do is accessorize accordingly. If you are going for a casual feel throw on some really fun and colorful flats with your basic tee to maintain a feminine and playful look. But if you feel like dressing up your tee, here is what you need:
Basic Tee ( see pictures above)
Jacket (I always love to wear a blazer)
Skinny Jeans anyone?
Accessories! Let your jewelry be the focal point.
The basic tee, jeans and heels has become my “uniform” of choice.
April 22, 2010 1 Comment
Take a quick peek at this body-hugging bandage dress. Now guess who makes it. Nope, it’s not Herve Leger – it’s Juicy Couture, and it’s on sale for $117.99.
Juicy Couture Bandage Dress, Reg: $198, Now: $117.99
Don’t get us wrong – we love a great Herve Leger paneled dress. But if you’re not quite ready to shell out $1450 for the gorgeous number below, the Juicy Couture bandage dress above is a beautiful and highly affordable alternative. Only sizes large and x-large left!
Herve Leger Reversible Sleeveless Dress, Reg: $1,450
April 22, 2010 No Comments
Not sure whether to opt for an of-the-moment tulip skirt or a more classic cut? This Cynthia Rowley wrap skirt is a balance of both silhouettes. Just a little bit of ruffle makes it a great updated version of a classic style. Tuck in a loose white tank for a breezy spring look.
And you can’t beat the quality and price — it’s silk, Cynthia Rowley and 70% off!
Cynthia Rowley Wrap Dress, Reg: $295, Now: $88.50
April 21, 2010 No Comments
There are more ways to go green than by mixing blue and yellow. With Earth Day approaching on Thursday, we wanted to share a few fashionable ways to celebrate our world!
Love of Two Cities tote by Catherine Malandrino
We came across these adorably colorful eco-totes by Catherine Malandrino and are finding them pretty irresistible. Inspired by the designer’s love for New York and Paris, the “J’ai Deux Amours” tote is created from 95% recycled materials and priced at a very reasonable $25. Show your appreciation for these iconic cities, respect for the earth, and impeccable fashion sense all a the same time. Pick one up at your local Catherine Malandrino boutique!
Ride your bike
We realize this is no revolutionary request, but with designers like Chanel making bikes, and Alexander Wang creating chic spandex shorts, this is a trend that’s bound to catch on. While forking over $17,000 for this two-wheeler may not be the most practical use of paper, it sure is one pretty piece of machinery!
Hit up your local thrift store, or shop vintage/second hand online via eBay or Etsy. You’ll likely find some super stylish, one-of-a-kind designs on the cheap. Plus, you’ll be recycling while enjoying a favorite pastime!
Add our eco-friendly brands!
Last but not least, don’t forget to add eco-friendly brands like Edun, Loomstate, and Matt & Nat to your Shop It To Me profile!
Know of any other stylish ways to gear up for Earth Day? Please do comment and share your ideas!
April 21, 2010 1 Comment