Category Archives: Style for less

Style Watch: Lace Up Booties

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Photo Credit: 1. ELLE, 2. Free People, 3. ELLE

Booties are a must in every girls closet theses days. Booties help edge up a super girly outfit  or depnding on the bootie can girly up a super edgy outfit. If you’re searching for a new style to spice up your ankle boot game, lace-up booties are the fiercest footwear trend of the moment. 

There’s something slightly sexy about showing a little bit of skin between laces. Depending on your work/internship environment, this style may not be suitable for the workplace, but are perfect for slipping on for a happy hour after clocking out.

If you’re not sure how to wear these shoes, take some cues from the styles above. Pair them with skinny jeans, a skirt, or a dress. Think of all the killer looks in your closet just waiting to be paired with some laced-up ankle booties.

Lace-Up-Booties-Shopping-Guideproduct Information: 1 – Zappos, 2 – Forever 21, 3 – Charlotte Russe, 4 – Zappos, 5 – Charlotte Russe

Style For Less: Zara Lace-Up Sandals vs. Zigi Soho Barrel High Heels

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Lace Up Heels are the current “it” item in heels. I have added a few pairs to my collection recently myself. Black lace up sandals with delicate cut-out are the perfect complement to a casual or dressy look. They even work for fall, just a cute pair of tights! Zara is always right on trend when it comes to fashion. The have  or shall I say had the cutest pair of lace up booties priced at $129. They are currently sold out. Please do not fret! I found a dupe and the best part is that they are priced for less!  So not only are they spot-on identical and readily available, they also happen to cost ~50% less than the Zara version! That is a fashion win-win!

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Style For Less: Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots For Less

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Many of us, myself included fell in love with the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! The low boot is a must have for fall and Caleen by Marant is for sure the cream of the crop. The boot retails 10$ shy of 900$. If you continue reading I have a style for less option and more details on the featured boot.
Check out some of the ladies above and how they styled the boot!

Style For Less: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Dip Dye Shirt & White Denim Shorts

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Check out Alessandra Ambrosio the successful supermodel. Being a Victoria Secret model is sexy enough but Allessandra shows us how to be sexy cute and comfortable.  Here is a break down on how to achieve her look for less!

Trend Alert: Black and Whit Dresses

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Nothing is more classic than Black and white. It one of the most versatile color schemes available and it pretty flattering. It also works well for day and night, this color combination is very popular this spring 2013 and its is super easy to pull off!

If want the dresses picture above get them here: 1, 2, 3

Style For Less: Melanie Fiona Paper Magazine Party

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Melanie Fiona attended Paper Magazine’s Sweet 16 party last night in Nasty Gal’s $42 Mad Dash Crop Top and $48 Pencil Skirt.  She completed the look with $750 Louboutin Pigaresille black and transparent mesh court shoes and a statement necklace and a nude lip.

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Interested in the top and skirt? Get her top here and her skirt here

 

Style For Less: Beyonce For H&M + New Song Title Released

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Photo: Beyoncé for H&M Summer 2013

 Beyoncé is the new face of H&M‘s summer campaign. Rumors popped up last year that Beyonce was shooting a campaign for the popular brand when she was spotted in the Bahamas, and now we have an official first peek! Bey will appear in “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M” print ads,  television commercials, and larger than life billboards when the “Mrs. Carter World Tour” officially kicks off April 15. Beyonce also helped design the looks. H&M Head of Design, Ann-Sofie Johansson says that the line is full of Bey’s personal style, and will feature “the perfect bodycon dress,” a beach gown with a high slit at the thigh, high-waisted shorts and a sleeveless shirt. A quarter of the sales will be donated to the WaterAid charity.

In a release, Bey expressed her excitement in teaming up with H&M:

“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”

The H&M commercials will also feature Bey’s new song, “Standing On The Sun.”

Get ready to shop the collection in stores and online in May!

Lookbook: H&M Summer Collection 2013

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H&M released their latest collection for Summer 2013, the hottest trends such as prints and knits are seen in the collection.  The open knit sweatshirts and tunics can be styled as dresses or layered over your favorite cutoffs. Prints will be seen in the summer as seen everywhere in the collection on crop tops, maxi dresses, skirts, scarves, caps and bikinis. For shoes they went for a simple and plain look as seen on the sandals, flip flops and espadrilles. Rhinestone bustiers and studded cutoffs were in the collection, although the best pieces are those that can be worn year after year like the denim shirts and flowy white blouses.

Check out the threads below!

Style For Less: Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately and they are available in shorts. The print instantly adds fun to your normal blue jeans. Check out some style for less options below…

forever-21-star-print-skinny-jeans-current-elliott-stiletto-star-look-a-likeIf you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80!

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans
($24.80, Forever 21) Also available at Forever 21 (UK)ls.

only-star-print-skinny-jeans-current-elliott-stiletto-look-a-like These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original.

Only Star Print Skinny Jeanls
($64.43, ASOS)

Also available at ASOS (DE)zx & ASOS (FR).

Target’s Upcoming Fashion Collaboration

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For their latest fashion collaboration, Target is teaming up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to create a collection of semiformal and formal wear. I’m super excited about this because the team up with Prabal Gurung was great!

According to WWD, Young – whose clients include Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams — has worked as a stylist with Target for over a decade. This is the first time the chain teamed up with a stylist.

Kate Young for Target will include women’s apparel as well as jewelry, handbags and shoes. The 30-piece collection will be available online and at all Target stores starting April 14. Prices range from $29.99 to $89.99 for apparel and $14.99 to $49.99 for accessories.

Style For Less: Christian Louboutin Unbout Pump

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(Photo Credit: I.T.C)

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Christian Louboutin   has done it again he revamped the pointy toed pump in to a fun modern must have! . Obviously, the most versatile color is black ( check out Rhianna and Lea Michele above). The shoe comes in plenty colors like neon yellow and pink that are shore to make a splash! The loubouies have been flying off the shelves and it hard for anyone to find them in stores! But not to worrrrrrrry, I found some style for less options for you that wont break the bank as much either! I must say the Style For Less options do lack the “sleekness” that the Louboutins possessed.

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Style Watch: Holographic Clothes & Accessories

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Product Info in top picture: Headband- Nasty Gal, Top- Charlotte Russe, Nail Polish- Zoya’s “Adina”, Jeans- ASOS, Crossbody Bag- Nasty Gal, Pumps- Forever 21, Clutch- Nine West, Phone Case- Nordstrom, Sandals- Forever 21, Ring- Forever 21, Flats- Forever21

 

 

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The word “hologram” may bring to mind Tupac concerts and ’90s novelty sunglasses, but this iridescent finish is set to become a major spring 2013 fashion trend. Designers like Burberry ProsumStella McCartney, and Jonathan Saunders featured this futuristic look in their Spring/Resort ’13 collections (pictured above), and now budget-friendly retailers have begun to roll out affordable holographic pieces.

Even though the holographic trend has an ultra-modern and fashion-forward aesthetic, it’s also a surprisingly easy trend to pull off! Don’t believe us?  Scroll down and watch just in my Trinidad James Voice!

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