Do you share clothes with your man?

February 1, 2010

I’m not talking tees you wear to bed or sweats you throw on to toss out the garbage, I’m talking everyday wear…his button down shirts, pants, suit jackets, jeans…

There was a whole article in Elle dedicated to this – girls wearing their guys’ clothes. They showed the guy, and then his girl wearing a piece of his clothing that happened to fit her perfectly.

As I read I felt a few things:

 1) A little jealous that girls were able to do this (my boyfriend is 6’0, I’m only 5’1; this would never work for us)

2) Happy that my boyfriend and I are not even close to the same size, that’s a total plus of living with a boy, they don’t steal your sh*t

3) Confused…do couples actually do this?

Is this taking the “boyfriend” jeans….shirt…blazer…too far? What do you think?

Click on the images above (and below) to get the looks for less!

Asos at ShopStyle

Source: Stylesite, Elle

What do you do with your old clothes?

January 5, 2010
Do you throw them out? Hand them down? Sell them on ebay? Or do you donate them to those who are not as fortunate as you are?

Over the holiday weekend I went through my closet and ended up with 2 big garbage bags filled with clothes that I just don’t wear anymore. I put a few things aside for my younger sister, who will definitely get use of things collecting dust in my closet, but the rest of my clothes I brought over to Goodwill. Yes, it was a pain in the ass to get everything over there, but it sure was worth it. It made me feel so good to “give.” It’s such a selfless act that I would like to do more often. It’s the perfect way to start off the new year.

Check out the Goodwills in your area, it’s a shame to let used clothes go to waste, or even worse, for them to be thrown out in the garbage.
Also, you can deduct charitable contributions of your clothes in your taxes! Just make sure to ask for a receipt.
Start the new year off right and donate to those who need it!

Loving Black Lace

December 22, 2009

It’s cold out there, so long sleeves and covered legs are a definite must, but if you still want a sexy edge, a touch of black lace is the way to go! So many options for such a classic touch to a simple LBD, your favorite blazer or as an accessory to a simple dress…

Click below to shop this look for less:

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

December 20, 2009

A heart attack at 32…wow! Clueless was one of my all time favorite movies ever! I memorized every line, bought clothes to look like the characters (over the top plaid, mini skirts, knee highs, bright colors, cropped sweater vests and cardigans ring a bell?) and dreamed of having a computerized closet that picked out the most stylish outfits for me each day. The movie and the characters in it were larger than life. And Brittany Murphy (aka Tai) will be remembered, I think mostly for this role.
Do you think there is more to come for this story? What’s your most memorable Clueless moment?

Shop Clueless style below (for old times sake):

Express at ShopStyle

What to wear when the weather just isn’t cooperating…

December 20, 2009

There was a huge snow storm in NYC this weekend and in any other situation, I would have put my most comfy sweatpants and sweatshirt on, cozied up on the couch with hot chocolate and watched endless amounts of Dexter and Mad Men, but Saturday was not like every other day…one of my oldest and closest friends, Michelle, got engaged (congrats, Mich!) and it was time to celebrate!! Michelle chose the elegant Hudson Hotel (Library Bar) for this occasion. I had a dress, tights and booties ready to wear, but when I looked out the window, I realized that if I wanted to come home with all my bones in tact, this outfit wasn’t going to cut it…I ended up going with a silky top and cardigan, black skinnies and grey flat boots. I gracefully slid on ice the second I walked outside (happy I wasn’t in heels)…yikes!

What would you have worn for this special occasion in such treacherous weather?

What I wore… Would you have gone casual also?

Ann Taylor Loft at ShopStyle

What to buy your man for the holidays (without breaking the bank)!

November 29, 2009

Ususally for the holidays, instead of a gift, my boyfriend and I go to a Broadway show and a nice dinner. I find this to be more sentimental than the designer jeans I’ve been lusting after or the new Marc Jacobs bag I’m dying for. Instead, I love to spend some one-on-one time with my BF – but this year all of our weekends seem to be booked with Birthday parties, family dinners, etc. Soo now I must go through the tough task of actually purchasing a gift…specifically something he would never get for himself (this is key)! Hmm what to get??

Check out these under $200 options below:

Banana Republic at ShopStyle

What do you think? Have any ideas of your own? What do you and your significant other do for each other during the holidays?

Rent Designer Dresses for 90% Off!

November 12, 2009

Tuleh– Rent for $200 & Catherine Malandrino– Rent for $75

Herve Leger- Rent for $150 & Alice & Olivia – Rent for $50

With the holidays right around the corner, Rent the Runway couldn’t have come at a better time. Need a unique LBD for Thanksgiving with the fam? Or a sexy, head turning dress for the New Year? Now you can have it all and for 90% off the actual price!!

Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer duds for much less! You can search by occasion, designer (such as Herve Leger, Alice & Olivia, DVF), trend, style…

How it works:

1) Find a dress you love…

2) “Schedule a delivery date, and your dress will appear on your doorstep. Next-day and even same-day delivery (if you live in NYC) is available, for last-minute wardrobe crises. And we’ll send you a second, back-up size—just to be safe.” Also, if the item doesn’t fit, you have 24 hours to return it, for no charge (score!)

3) “Put your dress in our handy pre-paid packaging and drop in the nearest mailbox (we take care of the dry cleaning!). “

I mean, honestly, whenever I buy a “special” dress for New Years, I wear it once and it never sees the light of day again. Rent the Runway is actually the perfect option for me (and you?). A $1,500 Herve Leger dress, for only $150!! WHAAATTT??

Go to now. There is a waiting list, but I was invited to join within the hour, so don’t get scared away.

What do you think? Will you give it a try? I will!!

80’s Fever: It doesn’t get much better than this!

October 27, 2009

Maybe it’s because Halloween is right around the corner, or because the new Sex and the City movie is featuring an 80’s flashback, but for some reason, I just can’t get enough of the 80’s classics lately!

Bangles,leg warmers,long chains,crosses,black lace,mini skirts,tulle skirts,spandex leggings, super skinny jeans,cropped jackets,fingerless gloves,hair scarves,cool hats, bustiers…

Be dramatic and wear these items for Halloween, obviously paired with OVERLY teased hair or wear them in your day-to-day…80’s is in and I’m loving it!!

Shop this trend for less! Click below…

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

Jimmy Choo for H&M: DYING!

October 20, 2009

I want studs, studs and more studs! In stores Nov 14!! Can’t wait!

Also, enter to win the Jimmy Choo for H&M Competition where you can win the chance to be first in line at the collection’s opening!!

I can never understand why H&M doesn’t have a “shop online” option- this truly makes no sense to me! Stores are going to be MOBBEEDD so get there early…elbows out ladies!

Source: FabSugar

Halloween Costume Decided! What will you be?

October 19, 2009

After much debate and back and forth, I’ve decided that this year for Halloween I’m going to be a biker chick! I know…not incredibly creative, but I just couldn’t stomach paying $60 for a costume from Ricky’s (Halloween store in the city). I went through my closet and started to pick out items that might work for my costume. Who knew that from just a few pieces that I already own, I could create a very cool costume for a very low cost.

Here’s what it’s looking like so far!

Enzo Angiolini at ShopStyle

I’ll also put some temporary tattoos on my neck and mess up my hair a bit and I’ll be good to go!! What do you think?

What will you be for Halloween? Are you going to buy your costume or DIY? How much is too much to pay for a costume you will wear just once?