It’s quite depressing to think that fall is just around the corner, especially considering that here in Toronto the summer has not even started. But what is exciting about the new season is new clothes! The other day, two pairs of ankle booties caught my eye at H&M. Both very simple, yet the zipper detailing on one and great fit of the other left me wanting new fall boots. And with my European vacation behind me, and NYC and Houston trips coming up, I am left on a pretty tight budget, so the shoes I buy must not only be cute, but also affordable! Above, I threw in a pic of the cool super high-heeled peep toe boots from Winners, and Forever21 boots below. Can you help me decide?
I am sure most of you have heard of www.fredflare.com. The site is known for its quirky and adorable clothes, accessories, and other assorted useless/not-so-useless items. How cool are those Peanut Butter and Jelly earrings? Loves it! And the Will Ferrell sunscreen? How amazing would it be to pull that bottle out of you bag on the beach? Hilarious! Below are a few other things that caught my eye on that awesome site! And the prices don’t bite either! All items below cost less than $50!
Wear with caution! Someone might try to nibble on your ears!
More after the jump!
Don’t want to lose Fashion Week? Then shop! At least that’s what the Style Coalition is “selling” in this new video. Do you buy it or do you spend your hard-earned cash on more practical things like rent in these troubled times?
Video Credits: www.stylecoalition.com
With the flailing economy, it seems companies will literally do anything to catch shoppers’ eyes to get them into their stores. Barneys New York E. 61st St. store took sayings “dressed to kill” and “wouldn’t be caught dead in it” a little (a lot?) too literally with their dead mannequin window displays. The mannequins dressed in Helmut Lang and A.L.C. dresses are shown in disturbing poses, arms flapping about, blood spattered on the inside of windows, looking as if they are fending off an attacker. Whoever genius idea this was, will soon surely find him/herself looking for another gig, as Simon Doonan, Barneys creative director who seemed to be unaware of the bloody mess, said that the windows crossed the line and ordered them dismantled almost immediately. What do you think? Are these windows creative or offensive? Or both?
One more bloody pic after the jump.
Large necklaces have been big for a few seasons now, from Marni to YSL to H&M, it seems that they are everywhere. I, too, have been looking for a “perfect” one at a decent price and finally have found it at…Forever 21! If you haven’t checked out their jewelry selection as of late, you might just be surprised as their necklaces and earrings are looking more grown up and bold this season. And for prices ranging from $10 to $25 – me likey!
Check out more neck-bling after the jump!
They really should come up with a different name for this awesome gadget! If you’ve ever been in a crowded restaurant wearing a large purse, I know you’d appreciate this handy purse hook! Just hook it to any tabletop/bartop and let your purse hang! I’ve tried this out, and it can really hold even the heaviest of bags (I would know…since my bags usually weigh around 100lbs)! This one in particular folds nicely, so it won’t take up much space in your purse. Plus it will keep the bottom of you bag clean and dry, while saving the chair next to you for an actual person, not your purse!
You can find similar purse hooks at Indigo, on eBay and other online stores for anywhere from $4 to $20 in various styles, designs, and colors, some even custom-made!
Photo credits: www.mytagalongs.com
I think these Eva Mendes Calvin Klein Fall 2009 ads are way hotter than that Becks mess for Armani. Steamy, sexy, scorching hot! Steven Klein is the man once again!
Click for more hotness!
I don’t know anyone who likes to do chores, with the exception of my friend Lovelys, who apparently looooves doing the dishes. Needless to say, she’s welcome to come by for dinner at my house any time she wants.
Dishes aside, the one household task that I truly dread is ironing my clothes, especially since I usually do a few laundry runs at the same time. The whole idea of pulling out and setting up the awkward ironing board, and then spending precious time trying not to ruin the garment at hand by burning it or ironing the seam tracks into the fabric, just seems…tedious.
That’s where the Joy Mangano mini steamer comes in. Back in my retail days, I worked at Zara, and I used to love the simplicity and usefulness of the steamers that we used to de-wrinkle garments with. This little thing seems to be much more compact, although it does come in a variety of sizes. Judging from the reviews, this gadget does just what it promises to do – “iron” the clothes gently, without the worry of ruining the fabric, or the hassle of the ironing board. Love the compact design of the steamer, and the colors are nice and bright! And at the mere $30 to $40 bucks, I think I’m sold!
Photo credits: www.hsn.com
H&M is having a summer sale!