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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Do I really NEED another handbag? No. Will I be buying this anyway? Absolutely! This Isabella Fiore bag is divine. I can just imagine the texture of the subtle leather. At $450 it's a bit pricey but my additional 20% off totally justifies this purchase.
I'd love to see what you purchase (or add to your wishlist) with your F&F coupon. Please share links to your purchases (or favs) below.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It is so hot in the summer that I'm all about being casually cool. My summer calendar is stocked full of barbeques, birthday parties, etc. and nothing gets me out the door quicker than a perfectly fitted dress. The Grecian style has become one of my go-to faves because of its ethereal feel and 'ol school Shakespeare kiss me now/ask questions later quality.
The dress takes a traditional spin on the Grecian style. When I look at this set I'm transported to the wooded glen of a Midsummer's Night dream where I would have been smart enough to follow my heart to my true love....Puck and all.
This dress has an urban feel with a street sensibility that would easily translate at one of my early evening soirees. Plus when the temp drops later in the evening, I could throw on that spectacular kimono and be good to go.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
People ask me all the time how I stay so fashionably chic on a budget and I typically answer with "It's good luck I guess. The fashion gods have truly blessed me with a unique gift." While this answer gets several laughs, it really doesn't give them the insight they are looking for. So I think it's time to give to y'all straight.
- Understand what type of clothing looks good on your body type. This may seem elementary to many of you but I can't tell you how many times I pass women in my travels who have yet to gasp this concept.
- If you're a size 6, why are you stuffing yourself into a 4? Ladies really, there is no need to buy garments which are too small. This may work for Beyonce but none of us have her trainer, chef or wonderful hubby to keep us motivated. If you buy clothes with hope that you'll fit into them one day, that day never comes and now you have a closet full of shoulda, coulda, woulda. Stop torturing yourself and buy clothes that fit TODAY!
- Proper undergarments are essential. I really can't stress this one enough girls. The right kind of bra can work wonders in your favorite tee and the right undies can erase the VPL in your lil' black dress. Go get fitted for your correct bra size (I like Nordstrom) and go back every 6 months to get re-fitted. Figure out which brand of undies work best for you (there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Hanes. Who says we have to spend $25 on panties anyway?) and buy all your favorite styles and colors.
That's the end of today's class.
Homework: Do you know what clothing works for your body type? If not, stay tuned for Part Two.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Does your Spring fashion forecast seem a bit gloomy? Turn that frown upside down with a touch of cobalt blue! A color traditional reserved for cookware, this season we'll see cobalt everywhere. This colors flatters most skin tones and is extremely powerful in small doses. When incorporating this color into your spring wardrobe, look for key statement pieces. Think large handbags, bold accessories or beautiful sandals. Got your eye on one of the items above? Click here to explore.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Yellow signals the arrival of Spring and this year will be no different. You'll see an abundance of this electric hue on shoes, hangbags, accessories and even electronics. What's the best way to wear yellow? Sparingly by using pops of this color to jump start your outfit. I really like the idea of pairing yellow with cobalt blue for an unexpected twist. Think yellow ballet flats with a cobalt blue peasant top, denim mini and yellow envelope clutch. Ready to add a touch of sunshine to your wardrobe? Click here to explore any of the items featured above.
Monday, January 12, 2009
When I was a girl, I absolutely HATED ruffles. Wearing them reminded me of being juvenile and I was trying with all of my might to be "big" girl. However in Spring 2009, it looks like I'll be taking a walk down memory lane. Ruffles are definitely making a large statement this season. We'll see them overstated, tiered, slated, and abstract in nature. You can pair with mini skirts, skinny jeans or your favorite pair of shorts. Just remember to keep the balance proportioned (i.e. full silhouette on top, slim/trim silhouette on bottom) or you run the risk of looking like a flower in bloom. Click here to explore any of the items you see above.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am still here. I'm slowly but surely getting settled into my new place, city and job. I still haven't finished unpacking so bare with ME. I honestly doubt if I'll be able to post any new content before the New Year because things are so hectic. Please hang in there! Thanks for your continually support and emails...I haven't forgotten about you....life just got in the way.
Posted by Margarite Elaine at 6:00 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
Please forgive the delay. I am moving yet again! I swear by the end of this year I should have enough mileage to buy my own UHAUL! Please stay tuned. I should be able to post new content the week of Dec 1.
Happy Turkey Day!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
My Internet is temporarily down and I will be unable to post during this time. Please bare with ME. I am working extremely hard to get my connection restored ASAP. In the meantime, please entertain yourselves in my archives.
Talk to you soon...
Posted by Margarite Elaine at 6:00 AM
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
No longer reserved for seams, exposed zippers were all over the runways at NY Fashion Week. Notably the most unexpected trend for fall, zippers are adorning everything you can imagine. How do you wear it? Try some accessories (like pumps or jewelry) for an understated touch or go bold with a funky dress in a rich fall color. Ready to zip it up? Click here to explore.