Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Topshop Takes on Chi-Town

Attention all of my Windy City fashionistas, I just got wind that Topshop is headed for my hometown! That's right, the fashion emporium from across the pond that recently landed here in NYC is making it's way to Chicago.

Known for it's cutting-edge pieces and eye-catching accessories, Topshop will surely get a warm welcome from Chi-town fashion lovers when it opens its doors on Michigan Avenue next spring.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mary J. Bliges Throws Shade

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is lending her signature sunglass style to the masses. Next month, Blige will debut Melodies by MJB, a line of designer sunglasses that will include a mix of cool, classic aviators to fashionable oversized frames.

Fans of the shaded singer have admired her style for nearly 2 decades, now we can have a a piece of that funky MJB flair. Even though sunglasses are usually reserved for the summer, we all know that the sun always shines!

Melodies by MJB will be sold at Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman. Prices will range from $165-$225.

Would you wear a pair of MJB's shades?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Blue?

For all my beauty buffs, there seems to be a major case of the blues sweeping the makeup scene. After attending several beauty-related events, varying shades of blue kept popping up on various palettes. From midnight blue eye shadows to royal blue nail polishes, blue is definitely the fresh "it" color for fall. If you're hesitant to try the trend on your eyes, give it a go on your nails for a less-shocking style.

Maybelline Eyeshadow Trio in 'Blue Slate' available at www.ulta.com for $5.39

Butter London Nail Polish in 'Blue Smoke' available at www.dermadoctor.com for $14

Estee Lauder Automatic Duo Pencil in 'Hyacinth Sky' available at www.macys.com for $23.50

MAC in the Groove Mineralized Shadow in 'Blue My Mind' available at www.sephora.com for $19.50

Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Eye Definier in 'Vibrant Blue' available at www.barneys.com for $27

Smashbox Jet-set Waterproof Liner in 'Navy' available at www.beauty.com for $22

Pop Beauty Nail Glam Nail Polish in 'Ocean Online" available at www.beauty.com for $14

Will you partake in this fall beauty forecast?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cropping Season

With only a slight chill in the air, it's not quite time to break out full-length trenches, but a cute cropped one will do the trick. Not only will this mini-version of the classic wardrobe staple keep the you warm, but effortlessly chic at the same time. Plus, they complement dark-rinse jeans, which are always in style.

Check out some of these light-weight trench jackets:

BB Dakota Hinsdale Trench Jacket available at www.dillards.com for $89

Cropped Trench Coat available at www.charlotterusse.com for $35.50

Cropped Trench Coat available at www.gap.com for $79.50

French Connection Cropped Trench Jacket available at www.asos.com for $153.34

JNBY Adventures Short Trench Coat available at www.shopbop.com for $318

Joseph Full-Length Jacket available at www.yoox.com for $180

Burberry Sawley Belted Cropped Trench available at www.bluefly.com for $500.40

Juicy Couture Ruffled Cropped Trench available at www.bloomingdales.com for $107.28

Are you a fan of cropped trenches?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

For Colored Girls

The trailer for Tyler Perry's film adaptation of the 1976 award-winning play, "For Colored Girls...," was released earlier this week. Are you looking forward to seeing the film this November? Are you a fan of Tyler Perry films?

**Btw, the winner of the Goldfinger nail polish is Mocha Mish Mash. Congrats and please email me your mailing address.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


During the summer months my nails are usually lacquered in a lovely hot pink shade, but as the temp cools I lean toward more metallic and muted hues. This fall it's all about having gold at your fingertips. Rich, gold tones gives nails that pop of color, but with a subtle, festive flair. From celebrities like Leona Lewis to Rihanna, it looks like the nail color of the season is going to be golden.

One of my favorite of-the-moment polishes is Milani's Nail Polish in 'Gold Lame' available at www.milanicosmetics.com for $4.49

Ginger & Liz 'Got My Groove Back.' By the way, these beautiful, BG founders are making their mark in the world of nail color! Available at www.gingerandliz.com for $12

LA Splash in 'Spark Gold' available at www.ulta.com for $3.99

Sephora Nail Color in 'Only Gold For Me' available at www.sephora.com for $9

Deborah Lippman in 'Nerfertiti' Nail Color available at www.barneys.com for $16

Will you be wearing the gold polish trend this fall season? One lucky reader will win a bottle of Milani's 'Gold Lame' polish. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced later this week.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall for Fleece!

Now that fall is right around the corner, why not ditch your lightweight cardigan for a comfortable fleece blazer? This season it's all about updating the stylish staple with a flexible and flattering fleece blend. Blazers work with just about every item in your wardrobe from skinny jeans to shorts and now these fleece finds can create an even more casual look.

Authentic Fleece Blazer available at www.jcrew.com for $98

Juicy Couture Shrunken Fleece Blazer available at www.shopbop.com for $178

Flannery Fleece Rugby by Ralph Lauren available at www.rugby.com for $99.99

Luxe Fleece Cropped Blazer available at candcalifornia.com for $69.90

Vintage Havana Fleece Blazer available at www.nationaljeancompany.com for $84

Would you wear a fleece blazer this fall season?