Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Splurge vs. Steal

So I saw this on HauteLook today and I knew it reminded me of something I saw a few days ago / recommended on my ThisNext account.

SPLURGE:

Rosette Bib Necklace in Ivory by Cara New York.
Retails for $135. Sample sale for $54 (60% off).
Also available in Purple and Black.

Measurements:
Approx 48" length.
Approx 1" to 3" each flower.

Imported. Fiber Content:
100% Polyester.
Materials:
Faux Stones.

A rosette bib necklace with stones and a ribbon tie for closure.

You can definitely spice up any tee or dress instantly!





 STEAL:



In Full Bloom necklace at ModCloth.
Price: $28.

A symmetrically arranged v-neck shaped, statement-making piece.


An adjustable chain, ivory, satin-like petals, and smooth, matte-finish buttons in the center of each bud adorn this accessory to create the look of freshly picked fashion.




I actually prefer the "splurge" because the fabric texture as well as the details (which are different between both the pieces) is much lovelier. The flowers on the "splurge" look delicate like actual flowers, whereas the "steal" looks more like paper flowers and very rough in comparison to the "splurge". Also, the ribbon on the "splurge" makes the floral necklace much softer than the chain associated with the "steal". Although both are definitely great in their own way and depending on how you wear this bold and feminine essential! x.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fashion For Francophiles

Online Sample Sale @ideeli:

This event features silk scarves.

A woman's sense of style is evident in her accessories, so they ought to be remarkable. Belts, whether florid or classic, should cinch your waist or beautifully accent your hips. Satin and leather bags should be impeccably crafted with luxurious accents including zippers, colorful handles, and embroidery. And jewelry must be dramatic and evoke high glamour. The best-accessorized women in the world choose Christian Lacroix. Now it's your turn.

The legend of Christian Lacroix began in 1987 and his designs are now sold in over 1,000 stores worldwide. Growing up in Arles, France, Lacroix had dreams of becoming a costume designer or a museum curator. We are thankful he found his way and became a fashion designer. Lacroix worked at Herm├Ęs and the House of Jean Patou before launching his own collection with the fantastic "pouf" skirt, acclaimed for its drama and magnificence. These same qualities permeate the entire Christian Lacroix accessory collection. Whether it's a belt, bag, or a necklace... slip it on, it's your Lacroix to bear.

This event is scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 9 at 11:00 AM for 1st Row members and at 12:00 PM for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 36 hours, or until it sells out.

*ideeli prices for this event start at $59!

I'm really looking forward to this event because I love beautiful scarves and Lacroix! Now if only I could rummage around for enough money to buy some of these lovelies. x.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Say Yes To Style

I was browsing through websites when I came upon this fabulous site called "YesStyle."

YesStyle.com is the leading online retailer of Asian fashion products and exclusive lifestyle products from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. The YesStyle online store is filled with tons of quality fashion at great prices, ranging from the unique trends of quirky Japan, to the smooth-&-sleek lines and layers of Korean styles, to the laid-back looks that define Hong Kong.

YesStyle ships worldwide and their merchandise is amazing! They have a bit of everything for all types of individuals (men, women and children) with varying styles!

A few of my must-haves:

Sweet & Co. Pink Ceramic Flower Crystal Earrings [[$22]]
Note: Most of Sweet & Co.'s products are so yummy that I just can't resist.

Chereskin Plastic Sports Watch [[34.20]]

(South Korean fashion label) SodaSoda Studded Handbag [[$92]]
Note: SodaSoda has amazing merchandise. Their style is simple yet effortlessly chic! This bag is from their Fall/Winter 2009 collection. I love it and it just happens to fall into the "Biker Brigade" trend for this season.

Woorisin Point Toe Flats in Black [[$70]]
Note: I adore (South Korean label) Woorisin's shoes! Uber addictive. I also really love the point toe loafers; they look immaculate in white! And the Woorisin satin pumps are divine!

(South Korean fashion label) Loosyani Short Sleeve Long Top in Black [[$58]]
Note: Loosyani's style is massive! I love them because they're minimal and their clothes speak for themselves. Also, the Loosyani Short Sleeve Asymmetric Top in Black is worth checking out - though its a bit more pricey.

Check out YesStyle's twitter page and blog for newsletters, discounts, freebies, coupons, and other note-worthy promotions.
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