Accessorize with Fringe and Embroidery


After a recent trip to Hells Kitchen Flea Market (which I wouldn’t recommend going to the morning after a few too many glasses of champagne) I have decided I’ve fallen in love with needlepoint bags, 1920’s mesh/enamel purses and FRINGE! This is an awesome place to go if you’re into vintage AND SALES. I saw needlepoint totes, fur and fringe–all for under $100. I’ve been seeing copycat designers whipping up very similar needlepoint totes, flats and fringed bags and boots all over the place! I love the idea of mixing  delicate, yet hardy, floral embroidery with nonchalant fringed suede or wool textured fringe…calling together a conglomeration of the 1920s and 1960s.


 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Tapisserie Hobo, by Freepeople $128.00
2. Lenape Fringe Bag Charm $38.00
3. Chainmail Beaded Bib, by Freepeople shown in Antique Gold $48.00
4. Diamond Brocade Wedges, WERE $148.00 NOW $79.95

5. Antique 1920s Whiting & Davis Enamel Mesh Purse Bag, $120.00 and $185.00
6.  Mini Fringe Cross Body Bag by J.J. Winters, Shown in Navy Suede , $165.00
7. Flat Boots with Fringes from Zara, $189.00
8. Vintage 1960’s Floral Needlepoint handbag, $36.00
 

Try pairing suede fringed boots with an embroidered tote, or needlepoint wedgies or flats with a fringed cross body. Keep your outfit neutral and flowy, so the accessories are your standout pieces. I GUARANTEE compliments galore! If you’re not sure about fringe yet…ease into it with a fringe bag clip like the freepeople one shown above.

Shop On Fibbers.

xo.

 

 

 

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GOT CHUNK? THE SKINNY ON THE CHUNKY BLOCK HEEL.


I’m pretty sure this is the first and only time I’ll recommend getting chunky! Block heeled Mary Janes, booties, and pumps are invading the shoe scene and I’m wanting me some chunk! Jeffrey Campbell is offering some really unique and stand out options that I’m kind of obsessed with. J Simpson, Aldo and Nine West have got some cheapie rockin’ chunkers out as well. What I love about the block heel look is that it gives you all the comfort and support of a wedge, while still offering the sophisticated chic effect of a classic pump. When paired with a tight A-line pencil skirt or the flared jeans that we’re seeing a lot of this fall, the block heel is the perfect addition to add some essential trend to your everyday look.

Now go get yourself some chunky love! ;)
  1. Veronica Pump, by Dollhouse WAS $50.00 NOW $39.95
Let your style be known in a hidden platform pump from Dollhouse. The Veronica looks amazing when paired with denim or dresses

2. Aroundtown Platform Mary Janes, by Nine West shown in Teal/Grey Snakeskin $99.00
As seen in the pages of Marie Claire, Self, Glamour and Vogue…..Trend right platform mary jane with 5” heel and 3/4” platform.

3. LITA, by Jeffrey Campbell shown in Dark Yellow Suede $159.95
Shoe of the year!!

Get ready to fight it out, girls. It’s gonna get ugly in here! The hottest shoe of Fall, the JEFFREY CAMPBELL LITA is available now and you all know they’re going to sell fast. 5″ wood or synthetic heel with 2″ sole. Comes in fabric, suede, velvet, pebbled calf leather, synthetic or lightly distressed leather uppers.

4. Women’s Noami Boot, by Mia shown in Tan $79.95
Enjoy a dash of the unexpected with the Naomi boot from Mia. The classic loafer inspiration gets a major injection of attitude with the addition of a killer stacked heel and platform plus an urban lugged sole. Tassel laces incorporate a touch of preppy humor to this stunning find.

5. Prinnce, by Jessica Simpson shown in Black Eco Nappa $99.00
Meet your prince charming in this lovable Jessica Simpson style. Prinnce showcases a clean black leather upper while featuring a small peep toe. This slingback brings you an impressive 2 inch platform and 5 1/2 inch chunky block heel to complete your fairytale ending.
Shoe Details:
* Leather Upper
* Man Made Sole
* Made In China
* This Shoe Fits True to Size

CHUNK OUT.

 

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Be the Lady in Red…Hot Hot Hawt!!


Fellow Fibbers!!

Ok, tell me. Who doesn’t like to be that lovely lady in red, gracefully gliding across the room? It’s a fact, we all want to be her and this Autumn WE CAN. Red is making big statements this fall showing up in accessories, denim, finger jewels, handbags and much much more! Another way to make your name as the lady in red is with big, bright, bold lips! A great red lip color can do wonders on pretty much anyone, you’ve just got to scrounge up the nerve to execute it! (little pointer…moisturized and lined lips are the real key to a bold red lip) so pucker up ladies!

Here are some great finds under $100 to bring that little roar of rouge to your life! 


1. REISS Hawaii Raspberry Jersey Print Kaftan, WAS $170 NOW $85.00

2. Blanknyc skinny jeans, $88.00
Designer Emmy Lauridsen likes her denim loud. Take these totally playful garment-dyed skinny jeans for example—they’re just asking to add some pop to your autumn.

3. Brave Red, lip Color by MAC $14.50

4. Jeffrey Campbell VREELAND, $169.00 (zee must-have splurge!)
One of the few truly famous fashion editors (minus Ms. Devil Wears Prada herself), Diana Vreeland was known for taking fashion extremely seriously. While we do no such thing, the VREELAND by Jeffrey Campbell certainly would have caught her discerning eye. This low cut, angled heel bootie with triangular gore insert is sophisticated and saucy. Looks amazing on the foot and adds distinct chicness to any outfit. VREELAND would most def be featured on our “editor’s picks” list! 5″ heel and 1 1/4″ platform. Leather upper, man made sole. Fits true to size–slightly small if anything. Size 8 insole measures at 9 6/8″ or 25cm. Each half size is 1/4 inch or 1/2cm difference.

5. Tory Burch Andy Print Cosmetic Case, $65.00
This vinyl-coated canvas cosmetic bag features a belt print and leather trim. Logo medallion at front. Zip closure. Lined.
4.5″H x 6″L x 3″D.

6. Agate Ring in Burgundy, $25.00
Red and Gold ring by Freedom at Topshop. Made of Agate stone and metal

7. Philip Lim, Castor acetate aviator sunglasses, Original price $225  Now $67.50
3.1 Phillip Lim  Castor aviator sunglasses: red acetate, green lenses, cutout bridge, designer-stamped silver metal detail at arms. 100% UV protection.

8. Catina Mini Bag in Red, $99.00
This mini cross-body bag features a laser-cut pattern and whipstitching. Buckled strap detail at magnetic-snap front flap. Adjustable shoulder strap. Lined interior features 2 card slots.
* 5″H x 5.5″L x 2.5″ D.
* 25″ strap drop.
* Leather: Cowhide.
* Weight: 5 oz / 0.14 kg.
* Made in Bali.

Ps. For my Florida Felines: check out the reasonably priced ragging red swimsuits on theoutnet.com and bring  your inner lifeguards, not lobstas, to life! Rawr!!

 

as always, blog ya lata.

 

 

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Fall 2011-Top Trends


Hello  Fall Fibbers!

Fall is here, as are some great new trends and sales. From hiker booties to blanket cards there’s a trend this fall for everyone! I’m really loving the spice inspired hues splattered across this seasons lookbooks…pumpkin, mustard, olive and pops of teal are on my current must have radar.

I have some great picks for you–around or under $100! Enjoy!

1. ASOS Blanket Cardigan in Aztec Pattern, in Tobacco–$82.33

Blanket cardigan, featuring a contrast knitted Aztec design, a draped open front with oversized collar, long sleeve styling, and a longline style with pointed hem, in a contrast knit finish.

2.Lauren By Ralph Lauren Darby Hiker Booties, in Olive–$169.00..my over $100 exception ;)

An elegant mix of suede and leather take the classic hiker boot uptown–way uptown. From Lauren by Ralph Lauren

 

 

3. Anna Rouched Ballet Flat, in Pumpkin–$89.00

Soft Leather upper, breathable synthetic lining, Exclusive Padding System features memory foam and a cushioned insole designed for all-day comfort–flexible rubber outsole and 1/4″ heel.

4. ASOS Suede Slouch Satchel– WAS: $118.92 NOW: $95.13

Suede satchel style bag, featuring a flap front, contrast triple leather strap detailing to front, pin buckle fastening, dulled gold-tone metal trims, leather binding, buckle detail to sides, with a longline adjustable leather strap, in a suede finish.

5. Waterfall Calf Skirt, in Oxblood–$80.00

Oxblood waterfall calf skirt 100% Viscose. Machine washable. Perfect amount of flow and pop of sharp color for fall!

 

6. Golfo De Paria Necklace$48.00…Skinny strands support a huge slice of craggy turquoise the color of Caribbean waters. (Lobster clasp, 14k gold plated, turquoise, 19″L, 1.5″ pendant) Hewn Achates Necklace–$58.00… First discovered in an ancient river, natural agate lives on in this smooth pendant necklace. (Sliding cord, Agate, cotton, brass, 18k gold plate, 18″L, 3″ pendant)

I’m also on the lookout for great chunky heels, fur vests/or collars and any blouse or sweater with a significant slouch..

Tra la la trends!

 

 

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The Daily Find… Featuring Anthropologie


Hey there, Fibbiez!

I’ve recently been exploring and taking advantage of Anthropologie’s spectacular sales. They’ve got a tremendous selection of boho chic apparel for the summer. I’ve been experimenting with mixing some boho chic styles with a traditional twist ie. adding a boyfriend linen blazer with a long flowy skirt, or high waister tailored trousers with a crochet/knit loose fitting top. This enables me to show up to work feeling light and casual, but still looking professional.

Today’s daily find is perfect for a summer BBQ, drinks with friends, or a date night. The best thing about this look is simply that all the individual pieces are statements on their own, which is the most important factor to consider when you commit to the purchase of an outfit in full.

1. Beams of Ra Necklace

ORIGINAL PRICE: $48.00 SALE PRICE: $19.95

2. Precious Metals Belt 

ORIGINAL PRICE: $138.00 SALE PRICE: $69.95

3. Floral Flow Maxi Dress

ORIGINAL PRICE: $298.00 SALE PRICE: $129.00

4. Giant Gem Ring 

ORIGINAL PRICE: $88.00 SALE PRICE: $19.95 

 

DAILY FIND TOTAL: $238.85

DAILY FIND SAVINGS: $333.15 

 

In total my dear saleistas, you’re saving more than your spending.

 

Now that is something to fib about…

 

go be boho!

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THE ESSENTIAL SPRING SHORT


Hello my fine fibbing friends,

Last night my grandmother revealed to me about how very happy she is that high waisted garments are back on fashion’s radar. As am I!

And at the moment I’m thinkin’ high waisted shorts are a great idea to mix up our spring wardrobe. I get seriously tired of wearing skirts and dresses to work, so, why not take a hint from the Olsen twins recent revelation of the new female suit? Swap out your skirt for shorts!

A great pair of high waisted shorts that can be worn from work during the day, and to drinks after, ready for play!

While scouring the net this afternoon, hidden from view while my boss is off in South Carolina preparing our studios for  elections, I found a few glorious pairs of spring fling shorts. Don’t be surprised that they  flatter, accentuate,  and elongate those sexy stems! Powerful.

My pick of the litter (meow) was a hot little pair off of topshop.com– these are a neutral bone color that can be worn over and over again. They come with just the right amount of feminine flair, as seen in their hem, which is adorned with delicate lace. $75.00

Utilize the shorts’ transitional ability from work to drinks by wearing a fun slinky top underneath your work getup, a silk or satin dress shirt should do the trick. After 5 o’clock roll up your silken blouse and stow away in your purse. Accessorize with a belt dressy enough to go  from day to night, and a light weight blazer–that you can wear to the office and leave behind if necessary ;) toss on a pair of pumps along with a statement “OMG necklace” and, girl, you’re ready for a night out!

1. H&M Blazer $39.95                                                                                                                 Wide-fitting design, slightly longer in front. Covered buttons at front and sleeves. 100% linen.

2. Sergio Rossi Caged Copper Ankle Wrap Sandal                                                             Original Price $550.00 Sale Price $199.95                                                                          Sophistication and femininity are possible without sacrificing comfort. Sergio Rossi has proven such with a fabulous line of beautiful footwear crafted of luxurious materials and fine Italian artistry.

  • Fine Italian leather upper
  • Adjustable ankle wrap
  • Cushioned and leather lined insole
  • 3¾” stacked heel
  • Leather sole
  • Made in Italy

3. Zara Chain Belt with Stones $29.90                                                                                    90% METAL10% ACRYLIC

4. Foley & Corinna Bitty Biker Pouch                                                                                Original Price $295.00, Neiman Marcus Last call Sale Price $200.00, Special Offer–additional 30% off: FINAL PRICE $140.00                                                      Foley & Corinna know the hottest shape in handbags right now is a slouchy pouch. The easy to open style lets you access your essentials in an instant.

  • Pewter tumbled leather.
  • Silvertone hardware.
  • Crossbody strap with decorative rings; 24″ drop.
  • Gathered top.
  • Exterior zip pockets with tassel pull tabs.
  • 10″H x 9″W x 8″D.

5. SAM EDELMAN NILAND $99.95, Sale Price: $79.96      

  • Easy slip-on wear.
  • Luscious leather upper with cutout at vamp.
  • Leather lining.
  • Lightly cushioned leather footbed.
  • Wrapped platform and heel.
  • Leather sole.
  • Heel Height: 5 in
  • Platform Height: 1 12 in                                   

6. Dangling Faceted Bead Necklace $6.80                                                                    Glam up your outfit with this gorgeous necklace! Assorted faceted beads dangling on loop chains. High polish metal finish. Lobster claw clasp.
– 16″ approx. length; 3″ approx. length of dangling loop chains
– Imported
ProductCode: 1000015084

7. H&M TUBE TOP $4.95                                                                                                            Fitted stretch design with an inner shelf bra and shirred sides. 5% elastane, 95% cotton.Machine wash at 40˚

8. See by Chloe Oversized silk-satin shirtOriginal price $520.00                      Sale Price: $182.00                                                                                                                  See by Chloé’s billowing shirt is a luxe essential -another way to wear- balance your proportions with spray-on jeans and sky-high heels! Gray silk-satin oversized shirt with large patch pockets at front. See by Chloé shirt is collarless, has press-stud fastening epaulets, a press-stud fastening placket, dropped shoulders, a wide band at hem and long sleeves with press-stud fastening cuffs. 100% silk. Dry clean.

9. PREMIUM WHITE LACE HEM SHORTS, $75.00  (PLUS FREE SHIPPING)      White shorts with delicate lace hem, front pleats and concealed side zip. 100% Polyester. Hand wash only.


Feel free to share other shorts ideas–fellow fibbers are waiting..

Bye buy!

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BOLD TRIBAL ACCESSORIES-TAKING YOU FROM DAY/PLAY-TO-WORK-TO-NIGHT


I love this season’s nutty obsession with bold tribal prints and patterns, but they can often be overbearing. If you’re like me and want to rock the tribal but not scream ‘HEY I AM POCAHONTAS’ try incorporating the staple patterns and textures of the classic tribal designs into your accessories. Feathers, tribal-esque geometrical prints, bold colors, studs and beading are all aspects you want to look for individually in each piece.

3 tribalized accessories are all you need to add some DAN-GA into your standard everyday pieces.  And getting them all for under $200.00 doesn’t hurt eitha! ($152.78 TOTAL-LY awesome!)

RAWWWR! JOHN SMITH HERE WE COME!

TRIBAL ACCESSORIES AS SHOWN IN NIGHT-WORK-DAY

1. Feathered Fringe Necklace, Price: $6.80 

This layered cord necklace features high polish chain fringe adorned with feathers, etched leaves, and assorted seed beads. Lobster claw clasp. Lightweight.

DETAILS:
– 26″ approx chain length
– Imported
ProductCode: 1076807337
2. Report Signature Women’s Masonic 2 – Coral

also buy at heels.com

Original Price $260.00, Sale Price$90.99

Report Signature makes ‘signature’ sexy shoes for the daring and fashionable minded one.

  • Color: Coral
  • Patent leather upper with goldtone studded hardware
  • Open pointed toe
  • Double adjustable buckles at ankle strap
  • Synthetic lining
  • Leather sole
  • ¾” front platform
  • 4¾” covered heel
  • Approximate measurements taken from a size 7, and may vary by size
  • Leather; Imported; style#303213103
Original Price: 78.00 Sale Price: $54.99 
FREE SHIPPING (ENTER CODE FREESHIP11)  
This  BCBGeneration clutch is made of high quality woven straw and is part of the latest BCBG handbag collection. Features 2 main compartments, zippered pocket and two open slots.  This BCBG bag has been designed and is marketed by the BCBG.

  • Spring 2011 Release
  • Woven Strap
  • Two compartments
  • Magnetic Closure
  • Interior zip pocket
  • Open Slot and Cellphone Slot
  • Signature Lining
  • 100% authentic Guaranteed
  • Authorized reseller
Dress shown: ASYMMETRIC CHIFFON DRESS BY RARE, Price: $64.00 

Black chiffon dress with one full length sleeve and tie waist.

95% Polyester,5% Elastane.
Handwash 

Blazer Shown: 

Central Park West Whistler Blazer 

Original Price:$196.00 Sale Price: $56.97 

  • Central Park West Whistler Blazer
  • Tailored blazer
  • Notched collar
  • Front pockets
  • Single button closure
  • Imported

Skirt Shown:  

BCBGMAXAZRIA Mini Power Skirt with Rib

Original Price: $178.00 Sale Price: $89.00 

  • Stretchy and easy-to-wear power skirt.
  • Elastic waist for a comfortable fit.
  • Ribbed for texture and shape.
  • 19″ length.
  • 90% rayon, 9% nylon, 1% spandex.
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
 

Jeans Shown:

J BRAND MEDIUM GREY MARLENE JEANS

Original Price:$245.00 Sale Price: $110.00 

Material: 99%Cotton 1%Lycra

Let your inner tribalista out!!!

And might I just add that the BCBG BANDAGE SKIRT shown in the work look above–is THE BEST/MOST WORN item of clothing that I own. If you want a real closet essential, go get ya bad self a black bandage skirt. I insist.

PEACE LOVE AND SALES  





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