Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Top 3 Cheap Chic Tips!

My Cheap Chic Shopping Tour promise of of a $100 wardrobe overhaul is a stylish science. Click the play button to get my top shopping secrets.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Speaking of Best Dressed...

On Friday, I led The Chew Crew Style Team in a fantastically glamorous Red Carpet The Real Way OSCAR segment. Need a dress for that wedding in the Spring? Check out our real girl glamour picks and apply to your event dress wardrobe! Speaking of event dress, I absolutely loved the on the edge looks on the Red Carpet this year, with Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford and Michelle Williams in Louis leading my top pick list. Melissa McCarthy is a consistent miss, and needs better style direction. She's a star, now! Kenneth Branagh looked hot-o supremo and Billy Crystal led the bore of a night with heart. Thank goodness The Artist took home so many statues, it made up for Meryl Streep's two sizes too big Lanvin gold throw-back and J-Lo's nip slip.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Neon Dream

I outed my love for this bag back in September and my desire has only grown now that it is an American style superstar. The Flouro bag from the Cambridge Satchel Company is selling like hot cakes and I can see why. It's everything. Can't wait for my paycheck this Friday so I can pick up the pink one... or the green one... which do u love best?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hey Stud

Amazeballs! They do the work of custom studding converse for you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine, Lover

Need to spice things up quick for your last-minute Valentine's Day date tonight? Pop in to Forever 21 for cheap chic finds, including lacy underthings 5 for $10... we won't tell ; )

Monday, February 13, 2012

Behind The Scenes at the Bloglovin' Awards

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Cool kid bloggers, have trumped celebrity style, and are dominating the way for young style everywhere! Fashion blogging has been around for a while, but it wasn't as apparent as it was last night, at the 2012 Bloglovin' Awards, that social media style is the new front row. Your daily stops like Fashiontoast, Bryan Boy, The Glamourai, even Patrique of Sh*T Fashion Girls Say, jumped off the monitor and into one big Edison Ballroom, air kissing one another in ensembles made of exotic materials, DIY accessories, enormous fur coats, fake glasses and pimped PDA's. I had the great pleasure and honor of co-hosting the event with Derek Blasberg, uber-exclusive socialite, author and Editor-at-Large of Harper's Bazaar, along with presenters Amy Smilovic of Tibi and the Daniel and Mattias, founders of Bloglovin'. Here are a few pics from behind the scenes.

the scene: Edison Ballroom NYC

Derek, backstage with script (written by Babe Walker of White Girl Problems)

Amy of tibi with Olivia Palermo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saving All My BlogLovin' For You

When I launched this blog in 2003, I never imagined the places it would take me! Beyond the fun posts where I've explored trends for good or bad, and my personal life in style, being handpicked as one of 18 most influential style bloggers for Glamour Mag as part of the Conde Nast Young & Posh Blogger Network and now, co-hosting the BlogLovin' Awards with Derek Blasberg, with script written by White Girl Problems and event produced by ICED Media is a blogger's digital dream come true!!?

In this influencers opinion, bloggers are the new taste makers. Gone are the days of a celebrity launching a trend off the red carpet. It's now the girl in Iowa who looks hot in her daily fashion creation and has the pictures to prove it. Move over Rachel Zoe, Street Peeper, Style Bubble and Rumi Neely are here.

This year's best and brightest from around the world are Being honored at the 2012 MYHABIT.COM Bloglovin' Awards, Streaming Live TONIGHT, on February 12th, direct from New York City at 8PM EST. It's up to you to name the top blogs in Personal Style, Street Style, Blogger of the Year and many more.

Vote now for the #MHbloglovin Awards! Follow @bloglovin for all latest updates and LOG ON TONIGHT to catch me and Derek crowNing the cool kids.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Glitter N' Glue and YOU can too!

Our 'ol Hollywood pal, Kristen Turner of DIY blog, Glitter N' Glue is doing big stuff in the blogosphere! Click here for her awesome Stylecaster tutorial on a gold-tipped heel. Easy to craft, trendy and beautifully unique.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Dress Like Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a British Television drama period series airing on PBS. The series is set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in North Yorkshire, and it completely addictive. Should you want to outfit yourself in 1916 wardrobe, think lots of lace, tie up brown-boots and peplum pastels.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Age Appropriate AND Affordable

We shopped these amazing looks at TJ Maxx from top to toe, with no one outfit going over $150. I'm incredibly excited to show America that it needn't be Bergdorf to look beautiful! #cheapchicshopping

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