Friday, March 1, 2013

SALE! DSW's Pop-Up Shops

To celebrate the launch of their new department, Luxe810, DSW is launching Pop-Up Shops around the country and they open TODAY!!

Click here to find a shop near you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Starlet Redemption | Five Young Women Bring Class Back to Hollywood

Inspired by youth, Taylor Swift on my Magazine and Computer Screen

When I received my March Issue of Elle Magazine and found the effervescent Taylor Swift on the cover, I was reminded of the strong pull teens have on the market. Taylor Swift is an adult but the people who look up to her are in high school or younger. Seeing Ms. Swift made me think of who I used to look up to...

I'm a child of the 90s which means as I entered my middle school years the girls in all the magazines were drunken party hoppers who flashed their privates at paparazzi, did drugs in public and sold their own sex tapes. Don't get me wrong, I don't think these women were trying to do any harm except maybe to themselves; and I'd rather not feed into the whole cliche of "celebrity as role model" but I would be lying if I said my friends and I didn't tune into every episode of The Simple Life with Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton. I have distinct memories of me and my friends running around in our training bras giggling "That's hot." and pretending to hide from the paparazzi while chugging ginger ale in place of champagne. I idolized Lindsay Lohan from the age of 9 when I saw her in The Parent Trap. I instantly wanted be exactly like her. As the years went by and Lindsay started to shed her good girl image and her clothes, I mimicked her every move. I don't blame the starlets of those years for my behavior or my short skirts but I do wish there had been some classier young women around when I was that age. But there is hope for the next generation! The era of the hot mess is dead and  these five lovely girls are proof! Each of them is confident, fashionable, beautiful and sexy (yes, sexy) from the inside out.

Age: 16
Break Out Role: Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass (2010)
Upcoming Films: Carrie

From Left to Right
 Age: 19, 14
Break Out Role: Lucy Diamond Dawson in I Am Sam (2001), Alice Dainard in Super 8 (2011)
Upcoming Film: Effie, Maleficent

Age: 17
Break Out Role: Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Upcoming Films: The Call

Age: 20
Break Out Role: Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012)
Upcoming Film:  Behaving Badly

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Trend Report | 10 Trends to Remember This Spring

This spring, suiting is all about shorts.

Be strategic, use this trend to highlight your favorite part of your body.
Add a little sparkle to your look with a beaded clutch or be daring and go head to toe.

Maybe the easiest trend indulge in, black and white always looks classic put together look.

Replace last year's neons with richer deeper brights like fuchsia and electric blue.

Sweet lace and silken sheers bring romance to any look.

When mixing stripes keep your color palette minimal and never be afraid of multiple directions.

Replace your colorful florals with bright and intricate patterned pieces.
Offset your menswear inspired pieces with short heels, lady like purses and other girly accessories.

Maxi's are updated and cool with a slit up your thigh. Layer these pieces for more coverage.

All photos from

Monday, February 25, 2013

Seeing Red | My Favorite Trends from the Oscars

These four stars showed you don't need to wear bright colors in order to stand out. 

 I. Charlize Theron in Dior
II. Giuliana Rancic in Rafael Cennamo
III. Zoe Saldana in Alexis Maybille
IV. Kelly Rowland in Donna Karen Atelier

 Young Hollywood dazzled in classic styles that harkened back to the golden years of tenseltown.

 I. Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen
II. Anne Hathaway in Prada
III. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
IV. Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani

 Pastels are great for girls but these dark vixens are all woman.

 I. Adele in Jenny Packham
II. Halle Berry in Versace
III. Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward
IV. Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott

All photos from E! Online