We’ve made some exciting new additions to the team here at Shop It To Me. Welcome Developer Erik and Marketing Intern Nicole! Here’s a little more about their quirky, fashion-loving selves.
He may rock a classic argyle sweater now, but Erik made some adventurous fashion moves as a kid. Read on:
Now meet Nicole. Do not use the “b” word around her (bird). Here are a few of her biggest likes and dislikes:
Welcome to the team, Erik and Nicole!
May 20, 2009 1 Comment
I wouldn’t have thought this to be something I’d consider, but perhaps this photo spread is enough to change my mind – she is totally pulling it off! Could be a fun experiment to try if you are thinking about switching up your do…
Would you wear a wig?
May 15, 2009 No Comments
After watching Kris perform a fantastic acoustic rendition of “Heartless” this week on American Idol, I was re-inspired to play Kanye West tunes on repeat. I always think of Kanye’s signature look, found in the video for “Stronger” where Kanye sports his shutter sunglasses.
Back to style and shopping — Apparently Kanye specially requested his glassses from Alain Mikli, a French high-end glasses designer. But, in true Shop It To Me frugalista style, I found some pink lookalikes on Amazon for less than $3! Scoop yours up today!
May 14, 2009 1 Comment
It’s Trendsetter Thursday! Now that mixing high and low brands is commonplace, the focus has shifted to mixing the old with the new. Our Trendsetter Jaynie Van Roe of Here’s Looking Like You, Kid shares an overview of some major vintage venues. Be sure to check out her blog to enter a glamorous world of vintage fashion based on classic films!
When it comes to shopping for vintage clothing and accessories, most people automatically think of vintage fashion shops. But there are other places to find vintage clothing too — and I’ve found fantastic vintage apparel and accessories at each of them!
In all cases, the inventory is unique and changes often — stock sold isn’t replenished with the next truck, but rather replaced with new finds of vintage uniqueness. So don’t dismiss a location based on even a few visits; you never know what might hit the racks and shelves even an hour after you leave! That’s just another reason why shopping for vintage fashions is so addicting.
May 14, 2009 2 Comments
Baked yams, grilled chicken sandwiches and comfy fashion all make my mouth water. They also happen to go together perfectly at Memorial Day barbecues. Here are some outfit ideas to keep you cool and casual, but still pulled-together for outdoor events with friends, family and coworkers.
Bermuda shorts are a great sophisticated (and longer) alternative to regular shorts. Stay away from heels — they’ll kill your frisbee game! Go for wedges, flats or even sneakers, as long as they’re in good shape.
Another great way to embrace the sunny weather is to wear something bright. Neon is back, but best use it sparingly and keep the rest of your outfit neutral.
Theory Juin Stay tee, Reg: $75, Now: $44.90
Banana Republic Bridgeport clutch, Reg: $198, Now: $99.99
Sam Edelman Gisela, Reg: $89, Now: $69.99
Marc by Marc Jacobs stretch cotton skirt, Reg: $198, Now: $118.80
Food and fashion are two of life’s great pleasures. Let the barbecues begin!
May 14, 2009 No Comments
Teri Agins recently gave advice in the Wall Street Journal about removing the inners in back pockets from pants that bunch up, leaving a more clean and tailored look. It’s a common practice to have the pocket linings snipped, shortened, and the pockets sewn up. Teri strongly encourages women to never actually make use of back pockets, or you will face incessant bunching and bulging in all the wrong places.
This article led to me to think more about back pockets altogether. Nearly all Women’s pants (at least in my Salemail) have back pockets, and most women I talk to (myself included!) find the presence of pockets more flattering on their rears. But some insist that pocket-less pants do their booty good.
Where do you stand — are back pockets stylistically a must-have or a never?
May 13, 2009 1 Comment
Inspired by the finale of Running in Heels, the show that examined the lives of 3 Marie Claire interns, we asked our readers what they thought were the biggest office fashion faux pas.
We’ve chosen the winners! Congratulations to Jessie, Laney, Laurel, Ruth and Melissa for each winning a free full-year subscription to Marie Claire magazine! From house slipper-clad adventures in the office to old men in scandalous attire, their stories struck laughter and fright into our fashion-loving hearts.
We asked: What do you think is the biggest office fashion indiscretion? Here are the winning comments:
Thanks to everyone who entered. We had a great time reading your wacky, embarrassing and hilarious thoughts. For a good laugh, be sure to check out everyone’s comments!
May 12, 2009 1 Comment
Tired of airbrushed models and caked on make-up? Apparently Tar Magazine is…
Though I am intrigued by the theme, I think they may have crossed the fine line between fashion and freaky. You be the judge…
Is it fabulous, frightening, or just enough edge?
May 11, 2009 2 Comments
Our amazing Trendsetter The Look 4 Less is always highlighting how you can find luxury style for affordable prices. Each day, a new high-end item is selected, and you’re shown where you can get the same look — but for a whole lot less!
I loved the recent post comparing Jimmy Choo perforated sandals to the Steve Madden ones, which are a whole lot less (regularly $69.95). And to top it off, these shoes even appeared in my Salemail today at a reduced price of $55.96 after using today’s 20% off sale on the Steve Madden site (use code WeLoveCJ20 at checkout). Enjoy!
To purchase these:
Steve Madden Version – $55.96 (Use code WeLoveCJ20 at checkout for this price)
May 8, 2009 1 Comment
A must have for this season is the sleek and stylish black jumpsuit. This versatile trend can be worn as a casual summer look that can even be transformed for the red carpet!
Gal pal fashionistas, Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes have both been seen rocking the little black dress-alternative lately. While I am sure both of their get-ups came with a tremendous pricetag, the great news is that Sale Spot has an excellent selection of black jumpsuits that won’t break the bank!
From left: Juicy Couture Smocked Jumpsuit: Was $178 – Now $124. 68, Alice + Olivia Flutter Sleve Jumpsuit: Was $367 – Now $256.90, Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Strapless Jumpsuit: Was $372 – Now $223.20
Looking like your favorite celebrity has never been so easy! They sell out fast, so get ‘em while they’re hot!
May 8, 2009 4 Comments