I love the resurgence of long-sleeve dresses — you don’t have to wait until warmer months to wear them. This one would be a perfect fit for that elusive “day-to-date-night” spot in the wardrobe. The nearly-knee length is appropriate for the office, but the silk jersey material and mesh-covered studs make it apropos for night.
Catherine Malandrino dresses are always welcome additions to the closet. Only size medium left!
Catherine Malandrino Draped Dress with Ruching, Reg: $445, Now: $133.50
March 10, 2010 No Comments
Emily Hsieh is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications including InStyle, People Style Watch, Allure, and and Lucky, where she is also a contributing editor.
Naturally, with Daylight Savings Time about to kick in (don’t forget: clocks spring forward by an hour as of this Sunday at 2AM!), we’ve had time saving on our minds. At Shop It To Me HQ, there’s been a lot of chatter about how this translates sartorially—or really, how we can all streamline our routines by getting dressed faster without slacking on style. The verdict? With a little strategic shopping, anything is possible.
There are certain key building blocks that work for any wardrobe—classic, versatile items that take the guesswork out of deciding what to wear. Imagine the perfect black dress, for starters: in an ideal world, everyone would have one fantastic, well-made, well-cut LBD that could be worn for any occasion from work to weekend. Something simple and classic that could be accessorized every which way, so if you woke up feeling rock and roll, say, you could add an eyeliner and leather cuff, or for more of a demure, Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibe, just throw on kitten heel pumps and black shades. And now imagine if said dress was 70% off—genius, right?
After thinking long and hard about the other fundamental pieces every woman should have, we combed the market to track down the best, most ingeniously versatile, need-to-have-them staples to make anyone look instantly pulled together—and all at super-discounted prices to boot. Herewith, our guide to looking effortlessly, flawlessly chic.
1.) Calvin Klein Jersey Dress, $538.50 (orig, $1795, 70% off)
For day, add a blazer and flats to this sleek, wrinkle-proof (and hence, perfect for travel) shift to make it office-ready; for evening, simply swap in a killer pair of heels.
2.) Cole Haan Air Elly Patent Leather Wedge, $54.97 (orig $54.97, 70% off)
The moderate wedge offers a boost in height without sacrificing your feet, and in durable, easy-to-dress up patent leather, these peeptoes are especially versatile.
3.) Cosabella “Forever” Bikinis, $35 for set of two (originally $50, 30% off)
Stock up on these mesh-and-lace skivvies: they can be worn under virtually any garment, and hit the mark between comfy and pretty.
4.) Antik Batik Embroidered Cotton Shirt, $250 (originally $625, 60% off)
Pair this breezy, lightweight tunic with jeans and Chucks for weekends, or with a blazer and pencil skirt at work. Plus, it could also double as the most glamorous bikini cover-up ever.
5.) A.B.S. Double Breasted Trenchcoat, $179 (originally $298, 40% off)
A timelessly chic trench is a universally flattering, seasonless staple, and works equally well over a suit or evening gown.
6.) Bottega Veneta Intreciato Blue Leather Handbag, $2019.99 (originally $4680, 45% off)
The deep cerulean hue and buttery soft basket-woven leather put a luxurious spin on this practical, generously proportioned satchel.
7.) Tom Ford ‘Kelly’ Sunglasses, $210 (originally $350, 40% off)
These oversize black sunglasses deliver a jolt of downtown cool to any look.
8.) Ann Taylor Wool Long Cardigan with Turnback Sleeves, $49.99 (originally $88, 43% off)
Subtle pleating and plackets offer just a hint of embellishment to this soft, lightweight merino wool layering piece.
9.) Gryphon Sequin Tank Dress, $345 (originally $575, 40% off)
Every closet needs one knockout party dress: we’re big fans of the eye-catching shimmer, clean lines, and wear-it-year-round factor of this Gryphon piece.
10.) Carlos Falchi Large Trapezoid Bag, $212.50 (originally $425, 50% off)
Grab this gorgeous, snakeskin clutch to make a seamless transition from corporate to cocktails.
March 10, 2010 2 Comments
We’re exited to welcome four fab new Trendsetters to the Shop It To Me community this week!
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March 9, 2010 No Comments
Today’s Salemail brought all kinds of fabulous deals, particularly from Shopbop (and with their new free shipping & free returns policy…it’s hard to resist opening that wallet!)
This chartreuse hue is perfect for spring! And at 50%-off, this DVF tank particularly caught our eye. At $92.50 for the chartreuse, what a snag! (And if you’re one of the few lucky ones to grab the black, it’s even more discounted — only $55.50!) Our bet is that it WILL sell out fast.
Now $92.50 for Chartreuse, $55.50 for Black
March 9, 2010 No Comments
Overall, we thought the fashion from last night’s Oscars was pretty fantastic! But while many stars looked dazzling, what fun would it be if we didn’t choose favorites? Here are the looks we’re really loving from the 2010 Academy Awards:
Clockwise from top left: Elizabeth Banks in Versace, Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier, Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab, Demi Moore in Versace, Carey Mulligan in Prada, Zoe Saldana in Givenchy couture
Whose red carpet look was your favorite? Please share!
*images via WWD
March 8, 2010 2 Comments
Before the red carpet yesterday, we made some Oscar style predictions. Here’s a look at how our ESP fared!
March 8, 2010 No Comments
Spotted this McQ Striped Silk-blend Dress in my Salemail this morning and instantly fell in love. The classy gray and white stripes combined with the asymmetrical cut make for a unique and all-around gorgeous dress! Can easily transition from fall to spring and is perfect for any dress-up occasion. Plus, at 50% off this deal is pretty tough to beat…
McQ Striped silk-blend dress Original Price $620 Now $310
March 8, 2010 No Comments
With the Red Carpet starting in an hour, fans everywhere are wondering who will look fabulous in what. Beyond predicting which flicks and actors/actresses will take home statues, it’s fun to guess what styles will abound. Here are a few predictions on our end of fashion that we’ll be seeing strut the red carpet. Excited to see how close we are to reality…will we be accurate?!
Oscar Style Predictions:
* Color of the year will be champagne/neutral full-length gowns
* Bold jewel colors, like teal, royal blue, and fuschia will also be popular choices
* Low back styles will replace one-shoulder looks that donned awards ceremonies this past year
* At least a few of the starlets will wear basic sleek ponytails
* Gold and rose-gold toned jewelry will be most common
* Jewel-encrusted (read: diamonds) stilettos will be seen on at least a few of the women
* For the men, long ties will be more popular than in past ceremonies, replacing the traditional bow-tie
March 7, 2010 1 Comment
Designer jeans for under $100 can be hard to come by! So I was excited to see these Paper Denim women’s bootcut jeans on sale for $63.99 (regular $175) in Salemail today.
Get ‘em while you can! Waist sizes 25-30 are still available!
Regular $175, Sale $63.99
March 6, 2010 No Comments
If you’ve been looking for some cheap sueded pumps with a chunky heel, look no further! At nearly 80% off, these Deena & Ozzy Essential Heels are only $9.99! Buy these fun heels without feeling guilty if you don’t wear them all the time, but I don’t think that will be the case. These heels are too versatile not to! Wear them to work or a night out on the town, and feel good that you look cute and got a great deal on them!
Deena & Ozzy Essential Heel, Original Price: $48, Now: $9.99
March 5, 2010 No Comments