Tag Archives: Shopping

Mad Hatter

Ever since Pharrell’s hat became a household name, I’ve been on the hunt to find something like it.  A fan of both his music and style, this is one trend that I just had to imitate.  After looking all over the internet for something similar, my cart (and head) still remained empty.  However, while out and about in Williamsburg recently, I struck gold at a nearby boutique.  I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and plan to rock this look all season long.

Hat: Pork Pie Hatters, Sunglasses: Ziari (Vintage), Shirt: Raf Simons for Fred Perry, Shorts: Lanvin, Sandals: Kris Van Assche

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Giveaway-Parcel & Journey Exclusive Love Clutch

Parcel & Journey is giving away one of their exclusive “Love” clutches this week over at Yourtango.com. The popular website dedicated to love and relationships, has partnered with P & J to offer their readers (and YOU) this beautiful oversized lipstick red clutch with the word love inscribed on it.  One lucky gal will fall in love and be the winner next Tuesday the 16th.  To learn how you could win, click here.  If you can’t wait to till next week and are completely obsessing, purchase it directly here.  It also makes for a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer!
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#Fashion4good: CTMA x Parcel & Journey

I’m excited to announce that CTMA has joined forces with Parcel & Journey.  Recently launched, founder Joanna Steinberg has created a virtual global marketplace featuring beautifully designed accessories.  More importantly, the curated collections have been handcrafted by skilled artisans from improvised countries like Africa, Indonesia and Nepal.  Aiding in helping these artists become self-sufficient within their communities by providing better healthcare, education and nutrition to their families is a goal Joanna is looking to accomplish with P&J.

With the holidays right around the corner, this is one place you can shop and not have buyers remorse.  To get you started, I’ve gone ahead and picked out some of my favorite pieces that I think every fashion lover should own.  A huge #fashion4good shout out to Joanna for her efforts to wanting to make a difference!
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What men really want

when they head out to shop?  That was the question posed to me recently by Fashion Blogger Sierra Leone.  With more and more focusing not just on their portfolio, but also their wardrobe, shopping isn’t just a pit stop anymore.  Men want the total package and aren’t willing to settle for any cheap imitations. To find out what designers and retailers are doing to accommodate this growing interest, read more of my comments here.

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Giveaway: McCarthy Bag

TGIF!  Now that we’ve gotten through another week, it’s time to have a little fun.  What not a better way to start off the weekend then with a great giveaway!?  If you’ve been on the hunt for a new spring it bag, head over to Faboverfifty.com right now and leave a comment.  They’re giving away a signature McCarthy by one of my new favorite handbag designers, Wendy McMonigle.  Don’t miss out!

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Splurge-Worthy: Alex Jacket

Although it might officially be spring, it doesn’t always feel like it from the get go.  To ensure you’re not left out in the cold without the proper attire, it’s important to be spring ready at all times.  Versatile pieces are key for those unpredictable days.  A jacket is no exception, and the Alex jacket by MM: Minicucci x Marcanio is totally worth the splurge.  It’s not only the perfect springtime jacket to sport around town, but it transforms into an edgy vest for those long-awaited warmer days-in a zip.   What more can you ask for?  How about 14 more spring ready jackets hand picked by the editors over at Bangstyle!

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Slither into Style this Spring

As we slither into the spring weather we’ve all so anxiously been waiting for, I can’t help but notice the streets of New York starting to bloom with vibrant colors and bold patterns.  Shedding our winter looks, it seems like everyone is more than ready to show off the latest seasons trends.  Speaking of trends, you can count on seeing lots of is snakeskin print.  It was a favorite amongst many designers collections, and is a great way to give a pop to any dull or boring look.   Accessories magazine agrees and put together some of their favorite finds including the Chelsea tote by WM Design House.

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styleTV Talks fashion with Bella Thorne at SUR

styleTV sat down with Hollywood Starlet Bella Thorne at SUR Lounge this week to talk fashion and her recent partnership with Boohoo.com.  Ryland Adams (Ryan Seacrest’s replacement when he retires) stopped by the famous West Hollywood lounge, to check out what’s in store for summer when it comes to Booohoo’s lastest collection.  Dawning a turquoise cut-out frock from the line, the 15-year old Disney’s “Shake it up” star dishes about her summer favorite trends and who she looks up to when it comes to red carpet fashion.  To find out-click & watch our entire interview below.

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#fashion4good-H&M’s Sustainably Stylish Collection

Global mega retailer H & M has created an exclusive collection made up of mostly partywear that are not only cheap and chic, but more importantly made entirely from sustainable and eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel.  Helen Hunt was even recently seen at this years past Oscar’s dawning a gown from their “Conscious Exclusive” Collection as it’s called, an extension from their “Conscious” Collection which debuted earlier this year.  Anywho, a #Fashion4good shout to H & M and Helen Hunt for promoting the idea of a healthy environment through the idea of fashion.  The collection will make its way to stores April 4th for both men and women.  Shop responsibly!

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Psst…Secrets to designer deals this way

If you’re like me and love to shop designer names but refuse to pay the designer price, I’m about to let you in on some secrets to getting the designer look at a fraction of the cost.   My friends over at MSN’s Glo reached out to myself and some of their other industry favorites for tips to snagging the best deals to the designer names you want.   Spring shopping awaits you-You can thank me later!

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