Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ME Favorites: Louboutin's Shoe Heaven

Christian Louboutin Bling Bling platforms

Dear Shoe Heaven,

Should I die today and can only bring one pair of shoes with ME into the pearly gates, please oh please let it be Louboutin. These silver shoes will be a nice complement to my angelic wings and all of my charges will be impressed by the stylish silver crystals. I know this request may not be proper protocol but if I have to live eternity in heaven I DEMAND to be fashionable.


P.S. Please tell Saint Laurent that these shoes grant ME VIP access to Shoe Heaven. A girl with shoes this stylish shouldn't have to wait in line with the commoners!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

ME Favorites: Paying Tribute to YSL

Yves Saint Laurent - Medium Patent Tribute Tote

YSL has done it again with the release of the Tribute handbag. Complete with all of the attributes of a classic handbag, the Tribute also has a touch of uptown sensibility. I am so heart broken that I missed the YSL sale a couple of weeks back on RueLaLa. This bag was featured in purple which will be a huge color for fall. With that said, I love it so much that I may be willing to pay full retail. First, let ME check with my landlord and see if she'll be ok not receiving my rent next month....

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Friday, July 25, 2008

ME Favorites: Dress to Impress

Milly Strapless pencil dress  NET-A-PORTER.COM

I've always been drawn to dresses with strong graphic prints and a unique flair. This Milly strapless dress is the perfect frock which could easily transition from the nightclub to a wedding reception. I really love the black patent belt and I'd probably add a pair of black patent pumps to complete the look. For finishing touches, I'd add a cute clutch is a bold color like fuchsia and several rhinestone bangles for a touch of sparkle.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ME Favorites: Recycle. Reuse. Repeat.

Envirosax Reusable Grocery Bags

In California where living green is practically shoved down your throat, I've finally found reusable grocery bags that will allow ME to shop in style. These bags are super sturdy, have long handles so you can throw them over your shoulder and also double as tote. What's even better is that I can do my part to save Mother Earth without sacrificing my individuality.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

ME Favorites: Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette Costume

Although I'm not a fan of the Marie Antoinette movie, I fell in love with all of the wonderful costumes. Kirsten Dunst makes living in luxury look effortless as she is transported around in horse drawn carriages wearing lovely flowing Victorian gowns. Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Costume, Marie Antoinette has proven to be one of my favorite visual inspirations. Even though Halloween is many months away, I think I just found my costume.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy 2nd Anniversary to ME!

Can you believe it's been two years already? Boy does time fly! I remember when I first started this blog and look at what it's grown into now! AMAZING! Each year, I like to re-visit last year's goal to see what progress I've made so here it goes:

  1. Get my blog ranked 7 on Google (well guys I'm still a 4 but I can't complain)
  2. Add some contributing writers (I'm still looking. Contact ME if you're interested)
  3. Exchange links with more established blogs (still working on this one. There's just not enough hours in the day!)
  4. Become a blogger for hire (I accomplished this one! YIPPEE! I start my new position today!)
  5. Get some press (i.e. I'd love a write up in a mainstream fashion publication) for my blog (still working on this one as well)

This year I'd like to:

  1. Give my blog a face lift (complete with new web design and URL. Know of any affordable web designers?)
  2. Start my own blogtalk radio show (any ideas on show content?)
  3. Renew my love for fashion styling (I was a fashion stylist for awhile & worked for a ton of fashion shows, mags and honestly got burnt out. I miss it a great deal and want to slowly re-introduce myself to it.)
  4. Create more opportunities for dialogue (i.e. blogtalk radio) with my readers (do you have any ideas?)

Please join ME as I celebrate this great milestone and welcome the many blessings to come.

Thank you so much for believing in my talent and making Margarite Elaine a daily stop on your destination of life. Without you, I'd simply be talking to myself :) so thanks for lending a kind ear.

Cupcake photo courtesy of Johanna Bohoy

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Believe ME: Harley-Davidson's Fortune

Harley-Davidson Fortune (Black) - Women's

It looks like the whole biker chic look is gaining momentum and who better to get in on this trend than Harley Davidson. These shoes are heavy on the sex appeal and easy on the pocketbook. At only $64, I can afford to buy these and a trip to Vegas.

What do you think?

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday Madness!

It's just another manic Monday! I didn't have time to work on my post today but I promise to be up and rolling come Wednesday. In the meantime, entertain yourself in my archives.

Please forgive ME.
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Celebrity Sighting: Liv Tyler

Liv looks haute as she attended Givenchy's couture fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. She breathes new life into the age old polka-dot trend with a Givenchy dress and Roger Vivier sandals. Love Liv's look? Click here for more info.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Celebrity Sighting: Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa looks radiant while shopping at Intermix in New York. I love her tiered top from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and cute gladiator sandals. Want more info on her look? Click here to explore.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Summer Trend 2008: Jackets

Summertime in San Francisco is chilly to say the least. Although we have a ton of micro-climates (thank God I live in the Peninsula), most evenings you will need a jacket. I totally believe in being fashionable no matter what the temperature and these jackets offer several trendy choices. See a jacket you love? Explore

Do you live in a place which offers chilly temps in the summertime? How do you keep warm but stay fashionable? Tell ME about in the comments.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Celebrity Sighting: Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary Kate looks casually chic as she strolls through town. Her Super Fine Jeans are all the rage and her large black bag has more than enough room for all of the essentials. She wraps up the look with black flip-flops, rose colored aviators and a great gold necklace. Want to learn more about this look? Explore

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Celebrity Sighting: Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus looks as a cute as a button at last summer's Harry Potter premiere. I particularly love her acid wash skinny jeans and those heels are devine! Since her color palette is understated, I like how Miss Cyrus infused in a couple of key pieces of jewelry to make it extra special. I added the clutch to give this outfit a little extra punch. Want more info on Miley's outfit? Take a look here.

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