Vintage Finds that are LESS EXPENSIVE and BETTER than their fraternal twin!

Okay, you’re right. They’re clutches. They can’t have a twin. But seriously, these clutches are similar, and the price difference between them is so wonderful it makes me want to dance! I LOVE a good find! I means LOVE IT!
I love things that are nearly one-of-a-kind as well. There is something about vintage items that gives me that I’m an individual, I’m unique feeling. Knowing that I have something that almost no one else is likely sporting makes me happy.  There is often a charm to vintage items that draws me in.
I figured I would share these with all of you. But I’m not gonna lie, I was reluctant! I kept thinking, “Yes, these are awesome! But what if I decided that I want them afterall and someone else buys them first?!” I figure, better to share than to be greedy so you go! The pink vintage clutch from Etsy’s is my FAVORITE!!!
All of my purses with the exception of maybe one or two I bought online. I’m going to make a series out of these amazing deals and how I find very similar items with drastically different prices! Hope you enjoy!

Lauren Merkin Ava Snake-Print Flap Clutch

 $295

Endless.com

Lauren Merkin clutch

Vintage Clutch-Hot Pink Snake Skin

$28 Etsy

 

 $80 Macy’s

FOSSIL clutch

FOSSIL clutch

Or this one…

Yves Saint Laurent Leather Clutch With Logo

Closure

$779

Yves Saint Laurent clutch

Gold and Snakeskin Accent Mushroom Leather SUPREME Vintage Clutch with Scarf

$22 Etsy



Eric Javits Squishee Woven Envelope Clutch

Eric Javits clutch

Woven Clutch

$7.99 eBay


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Beauty Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

Spring beauty and makeup trends for Spring/Summer 2012

Makeup doesn’t have to be complicated. As shown in these pictures, the seasons big trend is simple, clean, flirty, and natural. There is room to play however. If you want to do a full eye, with liner, shadows, and lashes, go ahead! That is your “stand out” area, or “play” area. But if you do that, then go simple on the lips. This goes for the opposite as well. If you’re doing a bold lip, and oh-do-I-love a bold lip, then go simple on the eyes. You don’t need a harsh liner, especially liquid, when you do a bold lip. You also don’t need a lot of shadow, or lashes. I have naturally long lashes so I hardly ever wear mascara.

TIP: Since I don’t wear mascara every day, to add a little depth to my lids, I sweep bronzer across my lids with my contouring brush. Then, with a shadow brush, I add a little more just in the corner crease. That’s it! Just a natural, beautiful look, without any heavy, harshness.

You’ll also notice this season, that the eyes accentuated. Full lashes, eyeliner on top, highlighter in the corner of the eye, mascara, and natural toned shadows. This is a great day-to-night look as well.  And remember, keep your brows full!!

 

Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012

Photos courtesy of mylifeisbrilliant.com

 

 

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Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!!

Summer and beach styles.

Lets hold hands and remember when things were a lot more complicated but felt so much better.
Beauty at the Beach
Anywhere with a beach
Green & Yellow

Vanessa Bruno boho dress
$101 – theoutnet.com

Vanessa Bruno low cut bikini
$41 – theoutnet.com

Vanessa Bruno bikini swimwear
$22 – theoutnet.com

Giuseppe Zanotti flat leather sandals
$443 – farfetch.com

Magid shoulder handbag
$58 – endless.com

Coachella 2012: Yes music, but mostly BOHO FASHION!

Coachella 2012 was certainly a place of great music and entertainment. But for the fashion lover, it was a place of Bohemian styled lookbooks of great fashion. The fashion looks so similar to Woodstock.

Easy, breezy, a bit “hippie”, and free.  

Coachella 2012

Stella McCartney embroidered top
€630 – nathalieschuterman.com

Miss Selfridge feather hair accessory
$26 – missselfridge.com

Phase Eight floppy hat
£30 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Balenciaga oversized sunglasses
fashion.1stdibs.com

Source: weheartit.com via Giulia on Pinterest

Coachella

Topshop corset top
$48 – topshop.com

Opening Ceremony floral skirt
£445 – brownsfashion.com

Mara Hoffman bikini swimwear
$195 – net-a-porter.com

Opening Ceremony high heel boots
$615 – mytheresa.com

Dooney Bourke backpack
$195 – dooney.com

Mirror necklace
$50 – modcloth.com

Zadig Voltaire cuff bangle
$1,680 – net-a-porter.com

Lanvin floppy hat
$1,725 – kirnazabete.com

Round sunglasses
$369 – lagarconne.com

Philosophy sun care
$26 – nordstrom.com

Results for DECOR:Artificial Plants
$58 – makemehaute.com

Coachella: Ian & Nina

Penny Pow's Style Diary

Over the last few years this super model has graced the front of magazines, modelled for Victoria’s Secret, fronted advertising campaigns, editorial shoots and become an actress. She’s young, hot,  British, currently dating Jason Statham and is fast becoming the latest style icon du jour! Here’s a flavour:

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Beautiful Jewels

I love this stuff. So beautiful. So magnetic. They would add life to any outfit. 

This one is EXTRA BOLD!

Source: rstyle.me via Alicia on Pinterest

Wide Leg Style

I have loved wide leg pants since I can remember. I’ve been wearing them sinc I was probably 11. Even when they weren’t “in style” I still rocked them. Why? Because I felt like it. Wear what feels good to you, and don’t worry about look how everyone else wants  you to. If you style it right, even so called, “out-of-style” items can look great.

 

 

Olivia Palermo's Polished Business Look

Style Does NOT Need to Cost You a Fortune!

Some cute, and lovely, and COMPLETELY AFFORDABLE outfits!

 

I’m a huge believer in spending my “cash monies” (yes that is what I call it) on certain things:

 

  • Things that are totally unique, that make my gasp loudly outloud in public, and the imagine in my head that I’m rolling around on the ground with excitement!
  • Items that are timeless (i.e. a nice gold watch)
  • Jewelry that I’m drawn to because it makes me think of my life and my family (gold bangles…so many have been given to me by my mother)

I’m sure there’s more, but I can’t think of any right now!

THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!!


From Grad to FAB!

Miss Selfridge viscose dress
£32 – missselfridge.com

Suede shoes
£4.99 – dressrail.com

Dorothy Perkins clutch hand bag
£10 – dorothyperkins.com

Forever 21 floral jewelry
$7.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 longs jewelry
$6.80 – forever21.com

Sparkle jewelry
$12 – macys.com

NARS Cosmetics nars blush
$28 – barneys.com

Revlon lipstick
$6.49 – target.com

Beauty product
$12 – bathandbodyworks.com

Forever 21 nail polish
$3.80 – canada.forever21.com
inexpensive

H M short tee
£1.99 – hm.com

H&M mini shorts
£15 – hm.com

H&M ballerina shoes
£3.99 – hm.com

Juicy Couture brown hobo handbag
£209 – vanmildert.com

H M feather jewelry
£6.99 – hm.com
Cute and Inexpensive

Forever 21 strapless a line dress
$25 – forever21.com

Guess shoes
$93 – heels.com

Inexpensive Outfit Choice- Wednesday

White shirt
£16 – liberty.co.uk

H m blazer
£25 – hm.com

H&M slim fit jeans
£15 – hm.com

Miss Me black high heels
$35 – dsw.com

Steve Madden beach tote
$98 – zappos.com

Banana Republic stud earrings
$35 – bananarepublic.gap.com

Dorothy Perkins leopard print scarve
$12 – dorothyperkins.com

H&M retro sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

Lord Berry lip gloss
$18 – asos.com

New Arrivals
$28 – preebrulee.com
Inexpensive Couture

Dress
£4.99 – dressrail.com

Patent leather shoes
£4.99 – dressrail.com

BC Footwear party shoes
$40 – endless.com

Shoulder handbag
$32 – modcloth.com

Vintage looking ring
£9 – folksy.com

Forever 21 vintage jewelry
$5.80 – forever21.com

Barse black drop earrings
$50 – jewelry.hsn.com

Beanie hat
$9.97 – tillys.com

Forever 21 sequin shawl
$6.99 – forever21.com


Spring Colors Aren’t Just for Flowers!

Take your wardrobe colors up a notch and add some of these light, but lively tones. Mixing and matching a couple of hues is perfect. Anymore, and you’ll be going overboard. My favorite colors to mix right now are peach and turquoise!! What are yours?

Peach.
Peach. by herchiie featuring tops

Top
$22 – amazon.com

Blazer
$110 – topshop.com

Forever 21 skirt
$7.80 – forever21.com

Casadei pumps
£544 – farfetch.com

Earrings
$26 – preebrulee.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics lip makeup
$23 – barneys.com

NARS Cosmetics lipstick
$24 – barneys.com
Flats are so in ...............

D G top
$235 – stylebop.com

H M jacket
£30 – hm.com

Tucker skirt
$490 – stylebop.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Salvatore Ferragamo tote bag
$1,880 – stylebop.com

TIBI scarve
$75 – tibi.com

529. Street Style: Milan

Blouse
€190 – veryeickhoff.com

Blazer
$130 – topshop.com

Ankle booties
170 AUD – sirenshoes.com.au

Proenza Schouler shoulder bag
£1,585 – brownsfashion.com

Marni sunglasses
$400 – marni.com

This street style has a bit of edge with beautiful flow and attention to detail that I love!!!

BeLighter

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