Aug 30, 2009

The Ones You Keep Close... #teenfashion

Here's an outfit I created for my BFF, India. I added a fedora because it will look great with her short, shaggy hair (I love it!):

Grandpa's Pocket Watch Necklace: $28
Jenny Sequin Ballet Flats: $19
Button Front Woven Skirt: $15
H81 Cream tshirt; $5
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner, Midnight Cowboy; $20
Juicy Couture Felted Wool Fedora; $65

Total: $152

Aug 29, 2009

The Ultimate Sale of Boutiques + Designers...

This weekend is finally here. The Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale is today and tomorrow at Fremond Studios. Take time to find incredible deals on quality fashion. Here are the deets.

The line-up of vendors is incredible: Angela Miller, Bench Shoes, Birgitta of Ballard, BLACKBIRD, Canopy Blue, Clutch Seattle, Deli Men's Boutique, DLIST Magazine, Duque Salon Spa & Boutique, Fashion First, Four Starrs Boutique, Girl Power Hour, Gotta Have Shoes, Jesica Milton - Designer, Katie Kay, La Rousse, Lemon Drop Boutique, Mapel, Moksha On The Ave, Otra Vez Ecotique, Plane Jane, PRC Clothing, Revival Ink, Spun, Suzabelle, The Industry, Una, Undies & Outies... and Admission is free, PLUS there is a Special Guest, Logan Neitzel, on Saturday, from 10 to 12. DJ Mr. Perez will spin up some fabulous music.

When: Sat, Aug 29 10-6 & Sun, Aug 30, 11-4

Where: Fremond Studios, 155 N. 35th. St. Seattle

Aug 28, 2009

I wish that I could fly...

Limited party gowns adorned the Valentino, Paris Haute Couture Fall 2009 runway. Tradition was, instead, replaced by magical tucked tulle, sparkly fairy dresses to make every princess feel special. Think sexy, tinkerbell... black sleevless dress with a big "fairy wing" bow dancing down your back, or trompe l'oeil black lace leaves placed gently around your collarbone as if you just exited the magical forest.

For make-up, think silver eye gems dusting your rainbow painted eyes. This is sure to charm any special Peter Pan.

Aug 27, 2009

That's a wrap...

Have you noticed the abundance of wrap shoes and boots this year? I have and I am really loving it! Here are some great, affordable wrap shoes from

Aug 25, 2009

Celebrity Fashion Take 2...

I can't sleep tonight, so I find myself cruising fashion blogs and designers sites. One of my favorite blogs is Jasmine Anderson's She does an amazing job recreating celebrity fashions on a budget. She'll show you how to put the style together & where to buy the knockoffs. Check-out her blog & remember to leave a comment on the great work she is doing (I don't want her to stop =)

"No matter where you are, the day starts with getting dressed." ~Jasmine Anderson of

Aug 24, 2009

The Uniform Project

Thanks to @thinkmaya, I just found a super cool #fashionforcause site. It's called The Uniform Project. Here is the idea on the site:

" Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accoutrements, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums. "

I love when people mix passion with cause. Please join me in supporting @UniformProject by donating $$ or accessories (see site for more information).

Aug 23, 2009

Teen: Safari so good

$80 outfit from just two stores, Forever21 and Nordstroms. So easy and cheap to put together, especially when you see the break down!
Safari so good...
Safari so good... by zeus21 featuring Forever21

Shoes - $40 (Steve Madden on Sale!! from Nordstrom)
Skirt - $7.80 (Forever21) Extremely versatile piece that sells at other stores for over $30
Vneck - $4.90 (Forever21) Simple Basic!

Elephant Ring- $6.80 (Forever21)
Scarf - $7.80 (Forever21) (Used as a head scarf)
Belt - $13 (Forever21) Great belt!!

Aug 20, 2009

Grandma, what pointy shoulders you have ...

What do you think of the new pointy shoulder trend? My first thought is "i love the lines, but it looks like something only pencil thin people can successfully wear". I haven't ventured out and tried them on yet, but this weekend, I think I will.

On, they posted this Balmain jewel tuxedo wool blazer sporting the new pointy shoulder look. They paired it with an Alexander Wang blouse, Balmain pants, Jimmy Choo choo tote and Balmain booties. The office never looked so hot.

See more hot styles on

Aug 19, 2009

Marc Jacobs new arrival at

I am love love loving this Marc Jacobs black silk dress with silver toned studs. The dress completely falls into this Autumn's look of short sexy and stud tough. Add the Miu Miu fur vest (fake fur of course =) MJ tote & Christian Louboutin botties and you are set for a hot night on the town. #LOVEIT!!

See more arrivals at

Aug 18, 2009

Leather Legs...

As Autumn creeps in, our boot line creeps up. Stay warm and sexy this Autumn and Winter with thigh high boots.

See more of Caroline's fabulous style here.

Aug 16, 2009

Chewing in Venice, by Simon Decker

Clever photos by Simon Decker...

Tony Hawk made my son smile

My 9 year old isn't one to smile unless there is a really good reason. This week, I decided to buy him some "power clothes", something that would make him feel confident; something that he would willingly wear without my making a deal with him. I found it in the Tony Hawk isle - Tony Hawk jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sandals, socks & underwear. When I brought the clothes home and announced each item as "Tony Hawk (insert clothing item)" it took all of his strength not to smile. He tried each item on immediatley (which is usually not the case) and then announced that he "liked them".

When it gets a little cooler, I'll throw in a Tony Hawk sweatshirt. For now, the smile on his face when I say "your Tony Hawk jeans look so cool" is all I need.

**Find Tony Hawk clothing at Kohls

Teen Fashion for 2009 Autumn School Season

My daughter, Zoe, is pulling together her lookbook and polyvore fashions for the new school year. She'll post new styles, hot items, great deals & a couple 'dream outfits' that "if money wasn't an issue...". Stay tuned over the next two weeks to see what creative trends she pulls together... Until then, enjoy some music by Zoe Pearce... (Lullaby for your tired eyes is one of my favorites)

Aug 15, 2009

Stretch your short season

Is Short season quickly fading into Autumn? Stretch your short season this year by adding:
  • Tights (full lengh, cut off, or short)
  • Blazer
  • Trade in your flat sandals for heels. or better yet, boots (thigh high if you have them)
    (Check out Lauren's Lookbook for more fashion tips)

Aug 12, 2009

Moschino Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2009

Moschino's Ready-To-Wear line is full of feminine lines and dark colors.

If you like military jackets, ruffles, floral print, small waist, full skirts or pencil skirts (pretty much anything you like will be in this collection) you'll find something in this lineup that was made just for you.

See pics on Vogue.

Aug 11, 2009

Loving Caroline's looks

Here is fashion made simple. Loose white tshirt, leather skirt, heels & messy hair. You can't get any cooler then this (at least not in the daylight). See more of Caroline's looks on her site.

Aug 10, 2009

Hot Trend for Fall 2009

Fitted mens blazer. Pair them with skinny jeans or a light dress. Available in any budget from $40 (Macy's) to $1k+

Alexander McQueen at ShopStyle

Aug 7, 2009

That's a wrap

Everyone needs a classic wrap dress in their closet. This Isabella Oliver classic wrap is a great choice. With body hugging curves and a soft hip bow, you're sure to draw attention in any crowd.

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet

Hands down, platform stiletto sandals are my absolute fav right now. I am 5'7 3/4" and typically taller than most women around me (except for my BFF). I'm not usually fond of being tall, but this year it's working for me. Platform stiletto's are like my power shoes, I feel confident and sexy in them... seriously. Long legs or short legs, these puppies will totally work for you.

Try a pair this Fall/Winter. Trust me, your man won't know what hit him as you strut around the house, picking up toys, looking sexy. Added bonus, think of the extra inches you can lose when doing squats in these shoes (picking up clothes). If you have great balance, try some lunges too =)

Aug 6, 2009

Can't end Summer without Tibi Cover Ups

The colors and shapes of these Tibi summer cover ups, has me falling in love all over again. Can someone extend Summer just a little bit longer?
Pair with neutral sandals, to keep the eyes above the fold.

Aug 5, 2009

Jennifer Anniston's Elle Cover

Can anything be hotter than Jennifer Anniston? Yep, Jennifer Anniston wrapped in leather. I do wish they would quit focusing on her age, though. "Can you believe she's 40...". Well, it's not like 40 is the new crypt keeper (is it)? She is just hot... period. If I could choose one persons closet to shop from (and to fit into) it would be hers. She is classy, comfortable and sexy. Sign me up for the next JA make-over.

Aug 4, 2009

Burberry Fall 2009 Collection

I love dark clothes that hug my body (not like a sausage, more like two lovers) and Burberry's Fall 2009 collection does not dissapoint. Their modern silhouettes offer a stylish escape from the naked summer. Bring on the crisp Fall air, I'm ready to wash off the summer! (pics via