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!
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Know of any other stylish ways to gear up for Earth Day? Please do comment and share your ideas!
April 21, 2010 1 Comment
We’re excited to announce this week’s six stylin’ new Trendsetters. Welcome to the Shop It To Me community!
Return to Sender is a blog where fat, fashion, and life collide and FATSHION is created!
Deer Dairy is a mix of style crushes, reviews, ramblings, musings, lusting, and a dash of shameless consumption.
Hi Fashion is a blog about two young girls, living in London and sharing their views on the world of fashion.
One eye on the future and one on the past. Retro Chick is a Fashion & Lifestyle blog with a focus on vintage and ethical style.
From handmade to the runway… Check out Stylist Diva – where Celebrity Stylist, Bree Cooley shares her fab, fashionable finds!
The Girl Under The Stairs is an innovative blog written by a girl in the midst of having a gradual love affair with fashion.
*Want to be a Shop It To Me Trendsetter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your fashion or lifestyle blog to apply!
April 20, 2010 1 Comment
In this sophisticated dark wash, these straight leg J Brand jeans can easily be dressed up for work, or a night on the town. Dubbed as “Rachel Zoe’s pick”, this pair of denim is not only stylista-approved, but also on sale at Piperlime.com – which means free shipping & free returns! Psst–while you’re at Piperlime, be sure to check out the adorable Pour la Victoire pumps pictured with the jeans…they’re on sale too!
April 20, 2010 1 Comment
Here at Shop It To Me HQ, we constantly review our individual Salemails, and also Salemails as a whole to keep up with what designer items you, our fabulous members, are drawn to. A few quick highlights from last week’s most popular items. It’s a little something we call our “best salers”.
One of the most popular items clicked in Salemail last week was this Matthew Williamson dress:
Coincidentally (or not?), Matthew Williamson teamed up with Gossip Girl just one week prior. On the April 5 episode, Blair (Leighton Meester) wore a prominently featured Matthew Williamson dress, and Matthew Williamson’s Meatpacking district store featured Gossip Girl inspired windows. Could this have led to Matthew Williamson lust?!
Also amongst the most popular items clicked were Tory Burch ‘Reva’ ballerina flats. Did you know that these signature shoes are named after Tory’s mother, Reva Robinson? Although not a brand new style anymore, when these shoes drop below $100, they are incredibly highly desired and you ladies snap them right up. (Last week, the shoes were on sale at Nordstrom.com from $195 to $96.90).
Stay tuned for more “Best salers” in the weeks ahead…
April 19, 2010 No Comments
You’ve seen them. You love them. They’re the trendsetting shoes you can’t afford but have to have. Lucky for us, this hysteria-inducing footwear has caused a slew of stylish knockoffs for us everyday fashionistas to enjoy.
First off, the Isabel Marant Otoway boot. The WSJ devoted an entire article to this shoe in January, and months later, the craze is still going strong. The Rosegold Studded Boots ($275) are an uncanny imitation, and we also like Aldo’s version (on sale, $79.98).
We have to give MK Olsen some credit for the Balenciaga ankle boot craze. Even now she continues to be photographed in them all over NYC. Besides the Sam Edelman replicas ($344.95), we weren’t able to find any other brands that made similar shoes. Perhaps it’s because stores keep assuming they’ll go out of style soon, since the originals were from Balenciaga’s Fall ‘06 collection. Not so – these ankle boots have had serious staying power.
The most recent addition to the “it” shoe family? The Chanel Spring 2010 clogs. There are too many imitators to count – Jeffrey Campbell alone makes two versions (the Charli, $148, and the Karl, $135).
Do you long for “it” shoes or opt for styles that aren’t embraced by the masses?
April 19, 2010 2 Comments
Maybe it’s this fabulous spring weather, or perhaps that we’ve had Coachella on the brain, but we can’t seem to get enough of the romper trend these days! Not only is this Anna Sui floral-print playsuit perfect for the warmer months to come, but it’s fun, colorful, and 65% off!
Anna Sui Floral-print playsuit: was $470, now $164.50
It’s great for the beach, a picnic, or any warm-weather outing – pair with your favorite sandals, a sweater & oversized bag and you’re good to go!
April 19, 2010 No Comments
Spotted in Salemail today: this MICHAEL Michael Kors sequin pattern tank, which may be one of the most exciting under $50 purchases to land this month! It’s available in two color ways: chocolate or khaki, and would look stunning under a blazer or cream colored cardigan…or on its own for a more sassy occasion.
April 17, 2010 No Comments