Hot Style Trends For The Summer: Pucci Dresses and Tops

June 11, 2009 by Anna  
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Fergie wearing a green and silver pucc mini dress on Letterman

Fergie showed up at David Letterman this past Tuesday in a green and silver, sequined, cut out, mini Pucci dress. Uhm....Hot! The cut out at the waist and at the shoulder shows just enough to be ultra sexy and the pattern is true to Emilio Pucci's designs, but conservative enough for the people. I have a feeling a lot of people are going to find ways to knock off this look. I found a couple of sequin dresses, but nothing nearly as stunning. Until I find the perfect replica, here are a few other cute Pucci dresses and tops. Keep an open mind, they love love love color and lots of crazy patterns. That's what summer is all about this year!

 

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Hottest Summer Sandals for 2009: Gladiators Flats & High Heel Shoes

June 10, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

So you're breaking out your bikinis, tank tops and shorts, and you suddenly realize your dilemma: the trendy girl in you has filled up your closet full of boots from the winter season. You have no idea where you're sandals are or even if they're still in style. No need to fear, the gladiators are here! We loved them so much last year that we're going for round 2. Now I must admit, I wasn't exactly used to them last year. I'm short a girl, so wearing gladiators that went up my ankles made my legs look even shorter than it already does. Too much shoe and not enough leg. Well luckily, you can find sandals that are inspired by the gladiators, but doesn't necessarily have to crawl up so high. It's mainly a concern if you're wearing flat sandals. I found that gladiator platform heels, even wrapped around my ankle, still elongated my legs. You still get the height and you're forced to flex your calf muscles, making your legs look very sexy.

Gladiator Flat Sandals
If you've been blessed with longer legs, opt for comfortable gladiator flats if you don't need the added height. They're great for going to the beach, going shopping and even for evening events. Gladiators draw attention to your legs and they can be sexy and strong at the same time. You can go super strappy, wear ones with ankle cuffs, or even flat gladiator boots. For someone who's shorter, go the conservative route. Find gladiators that have thinner, fewer straps. You can still add interest with beaded details, rhinestones, snakeskin patterns, or bright colors. All of these will draw attention to your well pedicured feet without taking away from your legs. Here are my picks for flat gladiator sandals for people of all heights:

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Maison Martin Margiela gladiator sandals

Gladiator High Heels
Get used to walking in them, because every girl looks better in heels. I personally love love love platform heels because they are so much more comfortable. I recently bought gladiator heels that are extremely strappy, but the straps are shoe string thin, giving it a more lacey look. Tres hot! If you're comfortable in heels, wear them to work or even to lunch with your girlfriends. And definitely wear them when you're out to the club. Here are my favorite picks for super hot gladiator heels. (BTW, can you say "YUM" to those Cherry Red Vince Camuto's and those hot pink Christian Louboutins?!)

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Summer Giveaway: Win This Gorgeous Chunky Shell Bracelet For Free!

June 9, 2009 by Anna  
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Nikkays Fashion Trends - shell bracelet

It's time to kick off the summer with a free giveaway! You may remember Nikkay's Fashions from a previous contest. Well Nikkay was awesome enough to do another round of giveaways. This time, it's a chunky shell bracelet with copper metal details. Now if you remember, Nikkay is an army wife. Her husband is currently serving overseas and she started her own custom jewelry line while her husband is deployed. All of her pieces are truly unique and handmade by her. So you can be sure that you'd be getting a one of a kind! Her products make great gifts because they're trendy and very affordable. You can be the judge yourself by entering to win in this free giveaway!

Contest Rules:

  • Simply leave a comment within this post, telling me your favorite accessory.
  • Contest ends June 25th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST
  • Must include email address in comment form to be officially entered
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to enter
  • Contest open to US residents only

For more information on Nikkay or to purchase any of her items, visit:

Congratulations to our winner, Vanessa!

Stylish and Trendy Vegan Handbags

June 7, 2009 by Anna  
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stylish and trendy vegan handbags
What exactly is a vegan handbag? Is it a handbag that doesn't eat animal products or by products? While...yes, but it's much more than that. It means no animals were harmed in the making of your trendy purse that you love to throw a bunch of crap in. Of course we know leather is cow skin, but did you know suede is too? It's made from the inner hide of leather. If you're looking to find alternatives, there's plenty of gorgeous handbags that don't harm any animals. That's right, no cows, worms, crocodiles, alligators, ostriches (yes there are ostrich leathers), snakes, minks, rabbits, or any other furry and not so furry animals harmed. None!

 
Here are my top picks of stylish non-leather handbags for under $150:

If you have a little more to budget for this socially-conscious, animal-friendly trend, here are my choices for vegan bags $250 and up:

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