7.31.2010

Smitten Saturday

Carry Change…because being stylish isn’t the only thing required of a true fashionista – being socially conscious is just as important. With Della, the glamorous gal can be both. The brainchild of LA-based designer Tina Tangalakis; each Della purchase benefits and empowers the women of Hohoe, Ghana, whilst adding a splash of fashionable finesse to your look du jour! I’m loving the Circle Game Classic Della Bag myself. Which Della creation is tickling your fancy, darlings?

Wrapped Up in DVF…because one’s choice of literature should be swathed in just as much style as the reader herself; thus the reason why Diane von Furstenberg’s Kasi Canvas Clutch for Kindle is an absolute essential for the beautiful bookworm’s digital library. The Signature Print is calling my name; which design do you feel is right for your digital device, dolls?

A Gem for the Hem…because investing in different denim lengths to accommodate your varying footwear decisions is a surefire way for the frugal fashionista to break her clothing budget; money is far better spent on Hem Gems. Select from Classic Rivet or Pyramid Stud in your choice of silver or gold, cuff your jeans to the desired length, insert the Hem Gems, and away you go! The question is, my loves, what will you be spending the money you saved on – that blissful Bird by Juicy Couture Puff Sleeve Top that you’ve been eyeing; or the irresistible Soft Joie Radha Top that you can’t stop thinking about?

Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake…because the only thing better than shopping for sophisticated J.W. Hulme Co. handbags, or makeup a la mark’s Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain, is browsing for baking supplies that would make Marie Antoinette’s sweet tooth come alive; quite a bit like the materials found at Layer Cake Shop. Cake Ruffles capable of rivaling the ones found on your Free People Merrie’s Print Ruffle Skirt; Bakery Boxes sophisticated enough to house your Alexis Bittar Georgian Ring; and sets of Baking Cups to match your Madewell Cactus Paisley Scarf. Go ahead kitty cats; unleash your inner Suzy Homemaker!

Dressed to the Nines…because boys, while scruffily adorable in every way, are not known for remembering to spiffy up for special occasions; luckily, you can rely upon The Spoon Sisters’ Dress For Dinner Napkins to correct their fashion faux pas. Simply tuck one into the front of your cute boy’s plain white tee, and voila! Instant perfection for a black tie affair!

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


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7.30.2010

Fashion Emergency Giveaway

My loves, perhaps if our gal pals were as reliable as the coffee maker standing front and center upon our kitchen countertop, hovering by our sides twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we would scarcely encounter embarrassing moments that leave us with cheeks the color of strawberries, and desperately seeking the nearest exit for a quick getaway. But alas, given the fact that we are frequently found by our lonesome, we must rely upon petite products to conceal the items that, as fabulous femme fatales, are pure necessities, yet retain the power of embarrassing us should they make an appearance while chit chatting with a cute boy. Products like…the Tampurse.

Café Fashionista has teamed up with Tampurse to bring one (1) of you lovelies a Vintage Glamour Tampurse in Black of your very own! Discreet, classy, and fabulous; the Tampurse is a stylish way to store your girly essentials – and will boost your confidence levels in ways you could have never imagined!

To Enter the Fashion Emergency Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, Fan/Like Tampurse on Facebook, and leave a comment on Tampurse’s Facebook Wall stating I love Café Fashionista between now and Friday, August 13, 2010 at Midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, leave a comment on this post stating that you have “liked” and left the required comment on Tampurse’s Facebook Wall between now and Friday, August 13, 2010 at midnight PST.

For three (3) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating that you have “liked” and left the required comment on Tampurse’s Facebook Wall between now and Friday, August 13, 2010 at Midnight PST.

For four (4) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating that you have “liked” and left the required comment on Tampurse’s Facebook Wall between now and Friday, August 13, 2010 at midnight PST.

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

And yes, this Giveaway is open to everyone – U.S. or International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tampurse for the pictures.
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7.29.2010

Thrifty Thursday: J.W. Hulme Co. Legacy Mini Bag on a Budget

Kitty cats, to your left you’ll find J.W. Hulme Co’s luscious Legacy Mini Bag; to the right it’s impossible to miss Cooperative’s Foldover Satchel.

It’s true my loves, the chic Cooperative carryall is constructed out of canvas with a faux leather trim, as opposed to the nubuck body and real leather trim of the J.W. Hulme Co. pretty; but for just $48.00, in comparison to the $286.00 price tag of its high-end distant relative, it is every bit as fabulous – and available in four irresistible shades (tan; teal/brown; black; and red) that will see you through each and every season in style!

Will J.W. Hulme Co. tempt you into being a big spender, or will Cooperative inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.


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7.28.2010

Why Don't You...?

…become a glamorous creature of the night? Slither into Rag & Bone’s Leo Dress, stuff your feet into Hollywood Trading Company’s Motor Booties with Stud & Stone Strap, slick mark’s Lots of Lacquer Hook Up Super Color Lip Gloss in Fever upon your lips, and unleash your fangs!

…take the hand of a cute boy and together go on a search for buried treasure? Just remember my loves, “The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

…style yourself in Torn by Ronny Kobo’s Alice Fuzzy Leopard Dress, and embrace your inner feline seductress? In the words of Sidonie Gabrielle, “By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer.” Really darlings, have you ever heard anything so purrrrr-fect?

…host a late-night movie marathon – with a dress code? All those who arrive in sweats will be turned away; dressing to the nines is an absolute requirement!

…refuse to drink anything but colorful concoctions that match your current look du jour? Sip a Cherry Bomb while donning your Rebecca Taylor Waterfall Cami Dress; down Watermelon Lemonade while accoutered in Dallin Chase’s Felix Romper; and keep a glass of Pomegranate-Citrus Juice close by while wearing Karen Zambos Vintage Couture’s Turner Top. Remember darlings, it’s not a beverage…it’s an accessory!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


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7.27.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Elizabeth and James Luna Dress for Less

My loves, in the left corner we have Elizabeth and James’ lovely Luna Dress, the very same one seen on Hayden Panettiere when she appeared on MTV’s It’s On with Alexa Chung last year; in the right corner we have ASOS’ Bell Sleeve Shift Dress.

While ASOS’ Bell Sleeve beauty is crafted out of polyester, as opposed to the silk construction of the Elizabeth and James gem; for just $47.17, in comparison to the $345.00 asking price of it’s couture cousin, it is every bit as irresistible – and allows for the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three colors…pink, navy, and lime!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and ASOS for the pictures.


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7.26.2010

Play It Again, Sam

Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Follow Me Down - 3OH!3 feat. Neon Hitch
Dance the Way I Feel - Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
Livin’ Like I Wanna - Mount Carmel
Dreaming Of Another World - Mystery Jets
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - Britney Spears (Rolling Stones Cover)
Summer in the City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
Crash Years - The New Pornographers
Playground Love - Air
In For the Kill - La Roux

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?

Darlings, Cafe Fashionista now has her very own radio station courtesy of Songza. Check it out to listen to some of my favorites - and even add a few of your own to the mix!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


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7.25.2010

Sunday Steals: Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots on a Budget

My loves, to the left feast your eyes on Stuart Weitzman’s sassy 50/50 Boots, the very same ones seen gracing the feet of Leighton Meester (aka Blair Waldorf) on the set of Gossip Girl, as well as Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Love Hewitt; to the right take a gander at Promiscuous’ Karin.

Though the Promiscuous pretties feature a slightly shorter shaft than the Weitzman wonders; at just $143.00, in comparison to the $595.00 price tag of the Weitzman’s, they are every bit as capable of adding a splash of rebelliousness to your look du jour, at a price that you simply can’t resist!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos for the pictures.


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7.24.2010

Smitten Saturday

You Know You Love Me…because, in the words of Elsa Schiaparelli, “Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.” As such, it is your duty to create covetousness in your many admirers; a simple task when you’re wearing enV. The handiwork of designer Vanessa Copes, each enV item is a one-of-a-kind wonder that will make jaws drop on sight. I’ll take the Agate and Crystals Ring, the Heart of Gold Bracelet, and the Beaded Brown Flower in Crystals. Which bauble do you believe will make you the envy of your BFF’s, kitty cats?

Cookie Monster…because even the biggest cupcake fan needs a break every now and then to unleash her inner Cookie Monster; and there is no better time to do so than when Amy’s Cookies are present. An Amy-O! White Dipped to chase a healthy, low-cal lunch; a Viennese Crescent to accompany an afternoon cup of tea; a handful of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip before bed to ensure sweet dreams. Tell me dolls, what flavor do you plan on indulging in?

Shop Girl…because even the most skilled shopper needs a break from the stores every once and a while; with reFINEstyle, the glamorous gal can get just that, in addition to a few blissful bargains. Toted as a virtual consignment shop; reFINEstyle gives one the opportunity to satisfy her McQueen, Versace, Vuitton, Chanel, and Balenciaga cravings at a fraction of the price, from the privacy of her very own bedroom. What designer are you on the hunt for today, darlings?

Love Is In the Air…because a day of rest is an absolute necessity – even for the gorgeous girl about town; and there is no better place to get it than via the pages of Sundays are for lovers. Broken down into four inspiration-filled sections – laugh, eat, rest, and love; Sundays are for lovers is brimming with happy-go-lucky snapshots taken by Brooklyn-based designers Jackson, Johnston & Roe; scrummy photographs and recipes from Orangette blogger Molly Wizenberg, and so much more. How will you be getting your R&R this weekend, lovers?

Foliage for the Follicles…because being Blair Waldorf requires more than just a pretty face; fabulous accessories to spruce up one’s chic coiffure are also par for the course. And you really can’t get more glam than with the proper allocation of a headpiece from Flowers From Fatima. Headbands, hair combs, bobbies, and veils; each one is crafted at the hands of Fatima, and adorned with colorful silk flowers to brighten up your look du jour. I’m partial to Scarlet Gold and Amor. Which piece are you coveting, my loves?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to fashion in my eyes for the picture.


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You Think You Know...But You Have No Idea!

My loves, the magnificent Tuesdai (don't you just adore her name? I'm envious!) over at "...a reflection by Tuesdai" was kind enough to conduct un petit interview with me, seen here. Pop on over to her site to find out everything you never knew about yours truly - from my current style icon (it's a fellow blogger!) to some of my favorite posts!


Fashionably yours!
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7.23.2010

Stupid Cupid Giveaway

Darlings, there’s truly no point in beating around the bush; simply stating the facts and admitting that boys – regardless of their magnitude of cuteness – are a confusing species, a breed whom forever leave us in the throes of fits of tearing out clumps of our tantalizing tresses while screaming at the top of our lungs, is the best way to go. Yes, we may meet one who is less complicated than others every now and again; but for most of us, these individuals are few and far between. Thus the reason why a handy dandy guide to help us deal with these bewildering boys is precisely what the doctor ordered; and now two (2) of you glamorous gals will be taking just that home.

Excitement abound, dolls! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Hyperion Books to bring two (2) of you lovelies a copy of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Day I Shot Cupid - yes, kitty cats, THE Jennifer Love Hewitt. The very same one labeled a “serial dater” by the tabloids. During her Party of Five days we longed to be her BFF; and now, with this indispensable guide, it’s as if she is. The Day I Shot Cupid reads like a Sunday morning gossip-fest with your besties, indulged in over croissants and café au lait at a local beachside coffee shop; yet proffers invaluable advice on each and every page to help you become the dater you’ve always dreamed of being!

To Enter the Stupid Cupid Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, August 6, 2010 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, August 6, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, August 6, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick two (2) names out of a hat (who knows, one of them could be yours!), and announce the winners on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

And yes, this Giveaway is open to everyone – U.S. or International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to My Love Hewitt and Zimbio for the pictures.


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7.22.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Issa Kimono Dress for Less

Dolls, to the left you’ll find Issa’s incredible Kimono Dress in the jaw-dropping Amazon print; to the right you’ll find Victoria’s Secret’s Kimono Wrap Dress.

Though there’s no doubt that both pieces harbor an unmistakable similarity to the wrap dresses made ever so popular by the delightful Diane von Furstenberg; while the Issa stunner comes saddled with a $580.00 price tag, its Victoria’s Secret counterpart clocks in at a mere $69.00 apiece – making it possible for the glamorous gal on a budget to indulge in all three majestic hues (black/green animal print; indigo multicolor; and black/brown zebra print)!

Which role are you playing today, darlings…the frugal femme fatale or the sassy spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Forward by Revolve and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


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7.21.2010

Why Don't You...?

…transform yourself into a fairy for the day? Make your skin sparkle with mark’s Twinklebelle; accouter yourself in Beyond Vintage’s Sequin Halter Dress; and forgo your typical glamorous gait for a flirtatious flit!

…carry a makeshift candy store in your handbag? Replace your lipstick with licorice whips; cast aside your address book in favor of gummi bears; and switch out your lip gloss for lollipops. There’s no telling when a sugar rush will hit, darlings; it’s best to be prepared!

…wrap yourself up in BB Dakota’s Branson Cardigan Sweater, find a quiet field to lie in, and devote an entire day to dreaming?

…turn off all the lights, and dance in the dark? As the saying goes, “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.”

…pitch a tent in the front yard and invite your friends over for an impromptu outdoor tea party? Don’t forget to fill your J.W. Hulme Co. Hemingshore Traditional Carry On Weekender to the brim with pretty provisions and scrummy surprises to tide you over for the evening!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Candid Couture for the picture.


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7.20.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Stuart Weitzman Hiup Over the Knee Suede Boots at a Bargain

Kitty cats, to the left we have Stuart Weitzman’s saucy Hiup Over the Knee Suede Boots; to the right we have Alloy’s beautiful Brigitte Boot.

Though the blissful Brigitte is constructed out of faux suede, and features a 23” shaft and 4 ½” covered wedge, in comparison to the real suede making up the Weitzman wonder, not to mention the 26” shaft and 3” covered wedge; for the enticing asking price of just $56.90, as opposed to the $798.00 price tag of the original, they are every bit as magnificent for the budget babe’s fall wardrobe – and retain the ability to fold up or down should you decide that you’re not in the mood for an over the knee style!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thank to Shopbop and Alloy for the pictures.


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7.19.2010

Play It Again, Sam

Say You Don’t Want It - One Night Only
Tonight, Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins Cover) - Passion Pit
I Heart NY - Samuel
Armistice - Phoenix
Coquet Coquette - Of Montreal
My Time - Minus the Bear
Crave You - Flight Facilities
In Between - Wouter Hamel
Solitude Is Bliss - Tame Impala
Four Floors (Diplo Remix) - Sunday Girl

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


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7.18.2010

Sunday Steals: Joie 'Joyce' Lace Sleeve Voile Top for Less

Dolls, in the left corner we have Joie’s sophisticated ‘Joyce’ Lace Sleeve Voile Top; in the right corner we have the romantic Shaylee Lace Shirt from GUESS.

While the GUESS gem is constructed out of pleated cotton and embellished with fluttering lace sleeves, as opposed to the cotton/silk blend that makes up the Joie jewel; for $69.00, in comparison to the $152.00 required to take Joie home, it is every bit as magnificent as its high-end counterpart – and leaves a bit of spare change over for you to splurge on a haute new handbag!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and GUESS for the pictures.


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7.17.2010

Smitten Saturday

Temple of Jewels…because jewelry simply isn’t satisfying if it doesn’t make you feel like a goddess; Temple St. Clair’s creations are capable of precisely that. Drawing inspiration from Helen of Troy and Islamic Art, Temple has put together a fall line that will make your jaw drop, your heart sing, and your personality take on a splash of Cleopatra’s feistiness courtesy of the glitz, glamour, and elegance found in each piece. I’m partial to the Evil Eye Swivel Ring myself; which pretty is calling out to you, darlings?

Tea with Audrey…because a girl should never drink alone; with Cup of Fame, she doesn’t have to. Simply choose the celebrity character you’d most like to share a morning tête-à-tête with – I’m partial to Miss Golightly and Marilyn myself – plunk their cardboard frame (attached to a petite bag of classic tea blend) into a piping cup of hot water, and sip. Who will you be drinking with today, my loves?

Luck Be A Lady…because embarrassing moments are completely out of the question for the fabulous femme fatale – especially those involving…ahem…girly items; Tampurse to the rescue, darlings! Simply store your lady products in the oh-so fashionable Tampurse, and your many dashing acquaintances will be none the wiser should your handbag take an unexpected tumble, spilling its contents to the floor. Don’t you feel lucky to be a lady, kitty cats?

Stationary With a Side of Style…because the note cards one uses should be every bit as stunning as the sender herself; quite the simple task when you are jotting down your thoughts on the charming creations of pursespastriesetc. Crafted by the sassy Sara B. Bentley of Purses, Pastries, Etc…, each digitally printed card depicts Cassandra Carmen (Sara’s spendthrift alter ego) as she ambles along side streets and shopping Mecca’s doing what she does best…spending money. What would your spendthrift alter ego spend her hard-earned cash on, lovers?

Hand It Over…because there is no such thing as a girl having too many handbags in her collection; thus the reason there is always room for something new and fabulous to move in…like OUFI. Ditta in Tan, Ditta in Black, and let’s not forget the gorgeous Poppy in Gray…ooh, I think I’m in love! Which OUFI piece are you coveting, dolls?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to So about what I said... for the picture.


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7.16.2010

Money Honey Giveaway

My loves, right now you may feel sticky courtesy of the sweltering heat that is currently upon us; but in just a few months you will be craving your oversized cable-knit sweaters, equestrian-inspired riding boots, cross-body bags, and skinny jeans as we move into my very favorite season of them all…Fall! Let’s not forget, however, that with the transition into Fall comes the need for a new Fall wardrobe – and now one (1) of you will be taking home an $80.00 Gift Certificate to put towards one courtesy of CSN Stores – a conglomerate of over 200 online stores where you can find everything from cookware to cribs to specific needs such as dining room sets and dog beds!

You guessed it, dolls; Café Fashionista has teamed up with CSN Stores to bring one (1) of you fashionable femme fatales an $80.00 Gift Certificate to buy anything your heart desires!

To Enter the Money Honey Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy from CSN Stores between now and Friday, July 30, 2010 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy from CSN Stores between now and Friday, July 30, 2010 at midnight PST.

For three (3) entries, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy from CSN Stores between now and Friday, July 30, 2010 at midnight PST.

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S., Canadian, UK, and Germany residents!

U.S. and Canadian Residents will have the ability to use their Gift Certificate at any of the over 200 CSN Stores; UK Residents will be able to use their Gift Certificate on any of the six (6) UK CSN websites; and Germany Residents will be able to use their Gift Certificate on and of the four (4) German CSN websites.



Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Business and Leadership and Mimi Frou Frou for the pictures.


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Get Your Shop On!

Darlings, the lovelies over at ThreadSence know that you're eager to get your shop on this weekend - especially with the fall season looming; thus, they have been so kind as to provide all of you Cafe Fashionista readers with a 10% off coupon good through Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Midnight. So after you've filled your basket with countless goodies (the Leather Moto Jacket perhaps? Or maybe you're itching for a pair of Grey Over-the-Knee Zipper Boots?), simply type in coupon code CAFE10 upon checkout to make your fashion-forward fantasies a reality!

Happy, Happy Shopping, my loves! And don't forget to share your savvy scores here with me - you know I'm dying to see what you've scooped up!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ThreadSence for the picture.
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7.15.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Daryl Zip Wedge Sandals for a Steal

My loves, in the left corner you’ll find Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent’s daring Daryl Zip Wedge Sandals; in the right corner you’ll spot Steve Madden’s tantalizing TRACKKS.

Though the zipper adorning the majestic Madden pair is exposed goldtone, as opposed to the hidden zipper featured on Vincent’s versatile original; for just $89.95, in comparison to the couture $375.00 price tag of the Twelfth St. treasures, they are just as covetable – and come in two tantalizing colors (black and cognac) that the frugal fashionista will find herself unable to resist!

What’s the verdict, lovelies…will you be thrifty or spend, spend, spend?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Steve Madden for the pictures.


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7.14.2010

Why Don't You...?

…hang Alice + Olivia’s pristine white Tilly Triple Knot Dress on your bedroom wall and toss paintballs in a variety of pretty colors at it to create your very own, one-of-a-kind design?

…sleep all day, then, when the moon is high in the sky, call your friends and invite them to accompany you on all sorts of glamorous adventures under the stars?

…rent a snow machine and create a winter wonderland in the dead of summer? Don’t forget to bundle up with a punchy-colored Love Quotes Hand Knotted Tassel Scarf looped around your throat, dolls!

…go bananas? Devour Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas for breakfast; indulge in Banana Split Cake for lunch; and for dinner there’s truly nothing more decadent then Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich. Darlings, fruit has never before been so fabulous!

…devote an entire week to standing tall by styling yourself in a different pair of sky-high stilettos for a full seven days? Sunday is all about Naples; Monday was made for Amari; your tootsies will be unable to resist Remsen on Tuesday; Grifin will work wonders for Wednesday; bring out your inner Diva on Thursday; Friday would be incomplete without Adele; and Saturday…well, Saturday belongs to none other than Demmi.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


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7.13.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Haute Hippie Jackson Stripe Tank Dress on a Dime

Dolls, to your left take a gander at Haute Hippie’s gem known as the Jackson Stripe Tank Dress; to your right feast your eyes on The Gap’s Striped Long Racerback Dress.

Though the gray stripes on the gorgeous Gap piece are ever so slightly paler in hue than the ones found on the Haute Hippie style; for a mere $49.50, as opposed to the $315.00 asking price of the hot Haute Hippie, it is every bit as capable of fulfilling your need for a striped maxi for the summer – at a price that’s impossible to refuse!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and The Gap for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Twist and Shout Giveaway for your chance to win one of five AXE Twist Packs from AXE.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.
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7.12.2010

Play It Again, Sam

Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless
Let's Go Surfing - The Drums
A Public Affair - Jessica Simpson
You Are Not A Robot - Hoodie Allen feat. Marina and the Diamonds
We Don't Want Your Body - Stars
Masquerade - Ashley Tisdale
Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna
Ghost In My Head - Niva
Dreams (The Cranberries Cover) - Passion Pit
Know Your Onion! - The Shins

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Twist and Shout Giveaway for your chance to win one of five AXE Twist Packs from AXE.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.
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7.11.2010

Sunday Steals: Rebecca Minkoff Supernova Stud Devote Handbag for Less

Darlings, to your left you will find Rebecca Minkoff’s stellar Supernova Stud Devote Handbag, the very same design seen dangling from the arm of Molly Sims, Lauren Conrad, and Whitney Port; to your right you will find the haute High Fashion Handbags Studded Shopper with Buckles.

While the High Fashion Handbags pretty is constructed out of manmade materials as opposed to the true leather of the Minkoff marvel; for just $39.90, in comparison to the petrifying $695.00 price tag of Rebecca’s ravishing tote, it is every bit as satisfying to the handbag collection of the frugal fashionista – and allows for the budget babe to pick up all three colors (black, cognac, and red) for under $120.00!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and HSN for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Twist and Shout Giveaway for your chance to win one of five AXE Twist Packs from AXE.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.
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7.10.2010

Smitten Saturday

Loungewear is for Lovers…because a gorgeous girl needs loungewear that is just as glamorous as the style she displays when out and about; such a feat is possible with Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie. Kimono Style Robes, Tanks and Lounge Pants, and even boho Headbands. You’ve got the luscious loungerie; now all you need is a cute boy to pop in for a visit!

Puppy Love…because having a sweet tooth isn’t solely a trait associated with the fashionista; her furry BFF is just as deserving – and desiring – of a sugar rush every now and then…so indulge him with Puppy Cake! Unlike typical dessert mixes, Puppy Cake is a cake mix created especially for pups – so it’s equal parts healthy and scrummy! Tell me darlings, will you be indulging your pooch with Fifi’s Favorite Carob Cake Mix and Frosting or Buddy’s Best Banana Cake Mix and Frosting?

Friends ‘Til the End…because glamorous girls stick together – even when they’re fictional. This Wednesday, July 14, 2010, join Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar, and Commencement author J. Courtney Sullivan at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square (NYC) for a little gab about summer love, friendship, and a brief Q&A session. What would you love to ask these fabulous ladies, dolls?

Pencil Me In…because coffee is far more fabulous when it’s proffering a splash of fashionable finesse to the drinker; a la the sassy designs one can create with Coffeestencils. Choose the moniker you desire for your morning cup of Joe – I’m partial to Heart 3 myself; fire up the coffeemaker, and get to creating! Which Coffeestencil do you want to see decorating your beverage, my loves?

Hint, Hint…because dealing with annoying individuals on an almost-daily basis is just one of the many obstacles a girl must overcome in life; now, however, you can inform your acquaintances of their obnoxious quirks via Gift-A-Hint. Sick of working with a hypocritical backstabber? Gift them with the Fake giftset. Tired of your BFF’s downer ‘tude? Hit her with the Negative Nancy giftset. You’ll find a collection of prezzies for every personality type you encounter. Which one will you be splurging on, kitty cats?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to FRENCHLEAVE for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Twist and Shout Giveaway for your chance to win one of five AXE Twist Packs from AXE.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.
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7.09.2010

Twist and Shout Giveaway

Darlings let’s admit it once and for all, the only thing more important than the cute boy in our life is how the cute boy in our life smells. One wants a scent that is captivating and pleasing to the senses; a fragrance that lingers in your memory long after the person wearing it has vacated the room. AXE’s new Twist product is precisely that.

Available in the form of an antiperspirant invisible solid, deodorant stick, deodorant bodyspray, or shower gel; AXE Twist was created with input from Ann Gottlieb – the brainchild behind Calvin Klein’s Eternity and Obsession – and features a blend of lime and citrus flavors with sandalwood and cedar undertones, the absolute perfect blend for a sultry summer scent for the boy in your life. But perhaps the most redeeming quality is the fact that, unlike many fragrances that are made specifically with male or female in mind, AXE Twist features an androgynous ambiance that makes it perfect for your cute boy or yourself.

Now that I’ve tried AXE Twist myself, I believe the time has come for you to try it; thus the reason why five (5) of you glamorous gals will be taking home an exclusive AXE Twist Pack – which includes the AXE Twist deodorant spray, deodorant stick, and antiperspirant stick all packaged in a Swiss Army brand toiletry bag – to keep for yourself or give to the cute boy of your choice!

To Enter the Twist and Shout Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite scent for a guy is between now and Friday, July 23, 2010 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite scent for a guy is between now and Friday, July 23, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite scent for a guy is between now and Friday, July 23, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick five (5) names out of a hat (who knows, one of them could be yours!), and announce the winners on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to AXE for the pictures.
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7.08.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Giuseppe Zanotti I90107 Wedge Sandal for a Steal

Darlings, in the left corner we have Giuseppe Zanotti’s showstopping I90107 Wedge Sandal; in the right corner we have Kelsi Dagger’s jazzy Juno Wedge.

While there is a slight differentiation in heel height – the daring Dagger a mere 3 ½ inches, the glamorous Giuseppe pair a teetering 4 ½; at just $123.45, in comparison to the $705.00 price tag dangling from the gorgeous Zanotti’s, they are every bit as capable as their couture counterparts of lending an enticing Egyptian motif to your wardrobe that will make you look and feel like a goddess through and through!

So mes chéris, what are you up to today? Will your AmEx take a beating with a splurge, or will you stay safe and thrifty with a frugal buy?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos and Endless for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.

Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.
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7.07.2010

Why Don't You...?

… hike up the draping skirt of your T-Bags String Halter Long Dress, take the hand of a cute boy, and plunge straight into a cool fountain? Remember darlings, lots of splashing is an absolute necessity!

…give into the protests of your unused green thumb and grow a garden full of delicate daisies? In the words of Beverly Nichols, “To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”

…step into Proenza Schouler’s Platform High Heel Sandals and spend the afternoon practicing your catwalk? Don’t forget to take a cue from Madonna and…Vogue!

…replace each and every meal with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream? Face it, my loves; no one can argue against the fact that such a delicacy is just as healthy as it is scrummy!

…slip into Nanette Lepore’s Saloon Gal Dress, step into your front yard, and spin around and around, watching the skirt billow out elegantly around you?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.

Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.
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7.06.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: KAiN Label Side Drape Pocket Tank for Less

Darlings, in the left corner we have KAiN Label’s luscious Side Drape Pocket Tank – the very same one gracing the form of both Lindsay Lohan and Twilight’s Dakota Fanning; in the right corner we have NYC Boutique’s blissful The Shark Bite Tank.

Though the NYC Boutique beauty is crafted out of a poly rayon/spandex blend, whereas the KAiN Label lovely is constructed out of a mix of silk and modal; for just $22.95, as opposed to the $94.00 asking price of the Side Drape Pocket Tank, it is every bit as enticing to one’s summer wardrobe – and utterly ideal for satiating the frugal fashionista’s craving for something fabulous!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22 and Karmaloop for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.

Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.
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7.05.2010

Play It Again, Sam

You Are the One - Shiny Toy Guns
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Cat Piano - Seabear
Imagine - John Lennon
Come Back to Me - Vanessa Hudgens
Walking On a Dream - Empire of the Sun
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Let Go - Breathe Electric

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Boardwalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Turquoise Stone Sandals from Starla Sandals.

Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.
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