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Monday, June 20, 2011

Your classic statement pieces

Have you ever wondered if there was a guide to essentially "the top" fashion items that never go out of style and are worth the investment? Well, search no further! I recently discovered Nina Garcia's The One Hundred - A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own and I fell in love. I could not put this book down! From sunglasses to investment bags to suits to sneakers this book has every name brand item and affordable alternatives you could imagine.

Nina Garcia gives you the confidence you need to try something new and be comfortable in your own clothes. I must admit I smiled when I read that a few items I own were written about in this book but it also opened my eyes to various designers and looks that I might not have thought were classic but truly are.

One of my favorite parts of the book was when she described cocktail rings, "a big vintage fake is even preferred" because you don't always need to shell out tons of money to feel and look glamorous. I think that accessories can say a lot but I am usually a minimalist so I should push myself to try layering bangles or every once in a while flaunt a huge cocktail ring!

These fabulous pieces are all under $20:


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shopping Spree Alert!

It's that time of the year...Tory Burch sample sale! The first one in 3 years I won't be attending.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Inspirational Ideas turned into Fantastic Businesses

Have you ever thought of an idea that would be a great business concept? Well so did these girls!

I came across an article on regarding some of the top female entrepreneurs. I have previously blogged about LearnVest but now I am even more inspired after reading about some of the other women. I also knew the story behind rent the runway: 2 Harvard Business School classmates started the company's concept which was recently referred to as being the "netflix" of fashion.

However there were a few new faces and businesses. The trendy reusable bags that say FEED on them, give proceeds towards feeding the hungry. GREAT idea and they are cute. Not only are they useful but by purchasing them you are actually helping do something for those in need. Similar to TOM's shoes (which I love!) this concept is wonderful. I never would have thought a young female created the bag!

PaperlessPost is another great website. Although the idea is similar to an "e-vite" the elegance and realistic look are far superior. I often think about how much paper is wasted in old fashion invites but will e-vites ever catch on for wedding invites? I guess the trends are changing.

Overall, this was a great article and I truly enjoy reading about young women starting their own businesses.