Those who think “Ugg” is just shorthand for “ugly” are in for another shock. Last winter, the brand collaborated with designers like Manolo Blahnik and Giuseppe Zanotti to design one-of-a-kind boots for charity. Now they’re set to do a limited-edition collection with Jimmy Choo, with prices starting at $595.
According to Refinery29, President and Founder of Jimmy Choo Tamara Mellon said Uggs are “the only other footwear [besides Jimmy Choos] I have in my wardrobe.”
Here’s how Refinery29 envisioned the Jimmy Choo-Ugg “spawn”:
Does the collaboration make your heart and feet warm or give you the chills?
And if you’re curious to see how the Ugg charity boots turned out, just imagine the boot going to an all-out, designer-themed costume party. Some fun looks. See for yourself.
January 13, 2010 No Comments
We’re exited to welcome six stylin’ new Trendsetters to the Shop It To Me community this week!
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January 12, 2010 1 Comment
Don’t let cold weather bring you down! Find ways to stay warm AND stylish during winter months with ShopGoldyn. Be sure to check out designer e-tailer ShopGoldyn.com’s blog – full of style inspirations and spotlights on the latest in art, music and culture for the modern-day Goldyn girl.
As the snow starts to fall and the bitter chill of the winter wind begins to numb your every extremity, it can be difficult to dress your best. While it may seem tempting to wrap yourself in a blanket and curl up on the couch, don’t forget that some of our favorite formal events take place during the chilliest of months! There are still a handful of opportunities to express your inner fashionista with appropriate winter attire. Don’t let a cold climate stifle your style!
Go Glam: Slip on a short fur coat (real, faux, whatever you please) over your favorite cocktail dress for a timeless look that will get temperatures rising. The fur will help you brave the cold and look amazing as you head to your heated destination. Try a pair of solid colored patterned tights or black thigh high socks for a sexy edge. Keep it glamorous with a pair of vintage inspired opera gloves, and be ready to melt the hearts of all others in attendance.
Go Jenny Humphrey: Use a nicely fitted coat as a substitute for a dress! With this look, it is all about the accessories and accents. Wear a girly skirt with ruffles, pleats or an interesting pattern to peek below your coat allowing for a formal accent. Grab attention and cozy leg warmth by adding bright colored tights or patterned knee-high socks, and don’t forget to cover yourself in classic pearls and sassy jewelry. This look is fun, flirty, and comfy in the cold!
Go Rocker: Take your classic cocktail dress and add an overdose of edge by wearing a leather jacket and slip into a pair of sheer black tights for ample leg coverage. Channel your animalistic inner wild child by adding a leopard print scarf, which will keep you warm and look amazing with your dress if you decide to ditch the jacket. Add a pair of black lace gloves be ready to hit the town looking hot!
With each of these looks you are ready to storm the formal winter party scene in both comfort and style. Brave the weather and strut your stuff!
January 7, 2010 1 Comment
Everyone wants to look good, even on the slopes. But you have to remember to stay warm too! The torontoShopoholic has put together a list of things you need and what to remember when you are packing for a ski vacation. Remember to check out their blog for all sorts of Toronto shopping info!
If you are off to a winter wonderland this winter to carve up the mountain, be prepared to pack a lot of clothes. Skiing is all about layering so that you can get the right amount of protection against the elements. Plus you will need clothing for après ski and all your gear!
Dressing for the elements:
When you are out swooshing through powder you are going to need multiple layers to battle the cold. Start with some long underwear and ski socks (wool blend for warmth without the itch) and finish off with a great down jacket. Make sure you have the following:
- Baselayers (long underwear top & bottom)
- Midlayer (turtleneck, long sleeved tee)
- Ski sweater or fleece
- Ski jacket and pants. Down filled is the warmest.
Clockwise from the top
Remember that when you are stopping for lunch or hot cocoa the only layers people will see are your outerwear and your ski sweater, and perhaps your midlayer. So if you are being fashion-conscious, keep your focus on these to show off your personal style.
Ski bunnies rejoice for après ski!
How much you pack for your time off the mountain depends on what you are planning to do. Are you planning on sticking to your chalet drinking cocoa and hitting the sack? You might be able to get away with very few extra items.
But if you plan on partying at the base of the mountain you will need to bring outfits appropriate to your party venue. Similar to what you would wear at home, but layer up for outside. Bring a second coat that oozes fabulousness, plus footwear that can handle the snow. If you aren’t willing to sacrifice fashion for function, be prepared to have your footwear take a beating. Salt stains eat at suede and leather.
January 7, 2010 2 Comments
Calling all movie buffs (and fashionistas alike)! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be giving away a handful of tickets to advance screenings of When In Rome across the Bay Area! The movie, starring the adorable and stylish Kristen Bell (and the hunky Josh Duhamel), is about a young and ambitious New York gal in search of LOVE!
Where: San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and Fresno
When: January 20th (SF only), and January 27th at 7:30pm. The movie doesn’t hit theaters until the 29th, so this really is an exclusive treat!
How to Win: Comment on this post letting us know what three articles of clothing you wouldn’t leave home without if you were taking a renegade trip to Rome! Be sure to include your email address (only we will see this) and your city. If you are selected, we will contact you with the details!
Tickets will be given away in pairs so you will be able to bring a friend along, and be sure to tell your friends so they can enter to win as well.
Good luck and act fast!
January 5, 2010 33 Comments
We’re so excited to announce that we have not one, not two, but THREE new Shop It To Me team members! Welcome Kelly, Angel, and Jason!
Here are a few fun facts about the new additions to our crew:
- Loves Mexican food, with Thai food as a close second
- A fan of the one and only Michael Kors, and she loves skinny jeans, leggings, and aviators
- She likes snowboarding, traveling, and exploring San Francisco (just moved here from Austin!)
- A few of her favorite trends include dresses with pockets, racerbacks, and hoodies!
- Some passions and hobbies are graphic design, photography, rock climbing, and biking around the city (as long as there are no cars in her way!)
- She’s a fan of House and Glee – would love to sing and dance, and wishes life were a musical!
- He’s a fan of Mission Burger’s delicious chicken sandwich
- Loves microfiber and other light, quick-dry fabrics (REI is his go-to shop!)
- When he entered school he had every intention of becoming a folklorist
It’s so great to have new faces, talents, and personalities in the office. From all of us at Shop It To Me – we wish Jason, Angel, and Kelly a very warm welcome!
January 5, 2010 No Comments
Ever wanted to make your own clothes, but don’t consider yourself a talented fashion designer? Your wishes just came true!
We learned of this color-in dress from Fashion Saved My Life.
You can buy the dress and the textile markers together from the Netherlands by clicking here. At 238 Euro ($341), it’s a bit of a splurge — but an experience and outfit all in one!
How cool would it be to see a lineup of people in the same dress, each with their own take on the color pattern?!
January 4, 2010 2 Comments
As I’ve read my Shop It To Me emails recently, I’ve found absolutely amazing deals on designer denim. For instance, James jeans from $176 to $88 and Joe’s Jeans from $159 to $111.30. I almost forgot that designer jeans can cost upwards of $300 when at regular price!
This led me to question what will happen to the price of designer denim in the year ahead. I tend to believe that the days of jeans at over-the-top prices are over, and there will be more affordable options to consider.
Back in October, an article by Eric Wilson in the New York Times shared, “The $300 pair of designer jeans is now, courtesy of the recession, the $200 pair of designer jeans. “It was all just a fad,” said Jeff Rudes, a founder of the hot-denim-label-du-jour J Brand Jeans and an astute observer of the suspiciously inflated prices of fashion’s most eternally reinvented staple. Like any commodity that becomes overpriced, there eventually comes a market correction. And denim’s day of reckoning was long overdue.”
However, evidence, seems to point both ways — and I can’t determine if 2010 denim prices will continue to drop or instead creep back up:
- Online, Barney’s CO-OP currently offers no regular price denim for under $150, aside from leggings…
- Bloomingdales.com has a section of their site dedicated to “denim under $150″ but less than 48 styles are included, compared to nearly 300 in their overall denim selection.
- On Shopbop.com, around 70 out of the 532 pairs of denim were under $150, however the vast majority of these were denim shorts, leggings, or on sale.
- Nordstrom.com seems to tip the scale, with only 100 styles priced over $200, and over 400 styles under $200 price point.
Which way do you think denim pricing will go in 2010?
January 3, 2010 2 Comments
Was one of your New Years resolutions to get more glam this year? There’s no better way than with bright red lips. Nubia from Nubia’s Nonsense is here to help you master this timeless look. Be sure to check out her blog covering personal style, trends, articles, beauty and DIY projects.
The New Year is here, time to look glitzy and glamorous for all those winter parties!
When determining your makeup, an important thing to know is what outfit you are wearing.
My main recommendation is RED LIPS. Not only do they make your teeth look whiter, but they scream glamorous. Think Marilyn Monroe – Red is a classic in my eyes.
For a celebration I would recommend red lips with either smoky eyes or neutral colors. Below are a few steps for earth tone colors I used with red lips.
- The first thing I did was try to even out my skin with my Bare Minerals concealer.
- Secondly I applied a layer of white eye shadow on both lids. This also works as a highlighter (Physicians Formula)
- Third I started to add a brown around the outer end of my lid. The key is to try to blend nicely.
- My fourth step was applying my pencil eye liner (Physicians Formula)
- My fifth step was using my L’Oreal liquid eye liner to create a cat eye. The trick to this is to be confident and have a steady hand. Slightly go upward at the end of your eye. I also applied my L’Oreal Mascara.
- My 6th step was to apply some my Bare Minerals blush lightly on my upper cheek bone.
- My 7th step was to apply a bit of MAC brow set on my eyebrows. I prefer this over a pencil you just brush it through your brow hair.
- Lastly I applied my red lip gloss. If you have small lips to make them look plumper you can apply a lip liner before applying the lipstick or gloss. (N.Y.C)
*If you don’t wear red lips and prefer a lighter gloss, add glittery eye shadow for a plumper look
Then tah dah! You should be looking pretty fabulous at this point. You can go even more neutral with the red lips.
I wish you all a marvelous New Year!
January 1, 2010 No Comments
We all love a little sparkle, but it’s important to keep in mind that dressing like a disco ball likely isn’t going to fly at the office. Katherine from KittyMarie is here to show us how to do sequins right! Be sure to check out her blog – from the perspective of one girl in search of lessons on life, love, and the pursuit of good design.
Like anything delightfully sinful, a glass of expensive wine or a rich chocolate dessert, sequins are best when used in moderation.
Certainly sparkle is appropriate for a fabulous holiday party or night spent drinking Cosmos at a club, but for every day, remain understated, especially when at the office. You wouldn’t want to blind the top clients while giving your stellar presentation on the latest sales figures, now would you?
Use sequins sparingly. Accessories are particularly appropriate places to insert a little glam into an ensemble. Even those required to wear a uniform to work can add a personal touch to the outfit with some earring bling, like these Obey Sequin Earrings in 18k gold for $26.
Not recommended, of course, if you work around small children or large criminals.
If you prefer a flair for the dramatic, a Mini Sequin Gold Scarf can do the trick, like this one for $20 by Luxe and Lavish on Etsy.
A boring old black suit can be jazzed up easily with some sparingly sequined heels. We’re not talking platform glitter bombs, just a little elegance and shine. Try this pair of Caparros Elan Sequined Ruffle Sandals for $54.95. They come in gold, silver, white, and ivory.
Finally, for the utmost sequin bang for your buck if you are feeling adventurous, wear this J. Crew Stardust Pencil Skirt for $118. Available in silver and copper, it is made out of silk and microsequins. Paired with a simple blouse and set of heels, you will make a definite statement without screaming “Will dance for money.”
Your own judgment is the best measurement when sizing up a sequined accessory. If you think your boss would either: A. Laugh hysterically and request a lap dance; B. Frown, ask for your TPS reports, and move your office to the basement; or C. Point toward the unemployment office, you might be better off skipping the sparkling piece. But if you wear them properly, sequins in the office will get you noticed in all the right ways.
December 31, 2009 1 Comment