Archive for July, 2008

Style on a Budget

July 28, 2008

As I get ready to move to one of the most expensive cities in the world, I am preparing to put my clothing expenses on a tight budget. As I was looking around Target for some things for my upcoming trip, I strolled through the shoe section just to see what they had to offer. To my surprise, I found a few pairs of shoes already on sale that are very fall-fashionable. 

Compare:

 

Women's Mossimo® Vergie Peep-Toe Booties

 

 

Women’s Mossimo® Vergie

Peep-Toe Booties 

Black Patent Leather

$29.99  Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine West “Papoose” 

Peep-Toe Pump

$89.00 NineWest

 

 

 

 

 

Mossimo® Valentina

Peep-Toe Booties  

 

Dark Pewter

$26.99  Target

 

 

 

 

 

Nine West “Lovenyc”

Peep-Toe Booties

Metallic Purple

$99.00 Nine West

 

 

 

 

 

I also found a shoe deal on DSW online. This pair of Nicole Miller peep-toe pumps is very similar to a pair of Alexander McQueen shoes- the highlights on the Nicole Miller shoes are black patent leather rather than the gold highlights on the Alexander McQueen pumps, but they are both beautiful pairs of shoes:

Nicole Miller “Oriela”
Satin & Patent Platform
$79.95

 

 

 

 

Alexander McQueen 

Peep-Toe Pump

$879.00 Zappos Couture Online

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Designer Deal of the Week

July 16, 2008

After searching for a beach bag all summer, I finally came across one on Zappos.com

 

 

Michael Kors

Santorini Shopper

$282.00 $204.50

The Ultimate Vacation Accessory

July 14, 2008

 

So… I had never bought anything at a mall kiosk… until last weekend. I found a dress that can be worn a trillion different ways and can be worn casually or more formally. The dress is 100% silk, so it can be rolled up into a ball and placed in your suitcase and still come out read-to-wear. The style is brazilian-inspired and all of the prints are unique, so no one can buy the same exact one. There is also a shorter dress in the same style as well as many different styles on the website. I paid $100 for the long style and prices only go down from there for shorter ones. Worth every cent, but I doubt I will change my general perception of mall kiosks.

Kariza “Star” Multi-Wear Dress

http://www.karizadesigns.com

Best Contest. Ever.

July 14, 2008

Please visit: http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/us/en/contest.aspx 

to enter to win a chance to see and Alexander McQueen show at Paris Fashion week next winter! In case you forgot how amazing his shows are, there is a video running on that site to remind you. Also- if you win, you are taking me!

BCISS

Designer Deal of the Week

July 3, 2008
I’m going to start posting a “Designer Deal of the Week” and this Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen Diamond DressMcQ “Diamond” dress is the first to get the title.
Diamond Dress- Back
Everyone needs a little black dress and the details and fit of this dress make it stand out more than a plain black sheath dress. I found it at ShopBop, they are having a pretty big summer sale right now and you should check it out for other great deals.
Alexander McQueen Diamond Dress     
 $350.00       $177.50