8.31.2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Knit Sweater Top in Pink; Forever 21 Basic Knit Tank in White; Forever 21 Classic Skinny Jeans in Medium Denim; Dolce Vita Jollen in Nude; Forever 21 Sparkling Love Ring in Gold/Clear; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace.

Reading: The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon. Pre-order your copy now. Seriously. It is epic and will become your newest literary obsession. Stupéfiant, stupéfiant, stupéfiant!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Crown Me Already! from the Miss Universe 2011 Collection. Lips: mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint. Eyes: mark I-Mark Metallics Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Truffle.

Listening: Crush On You (Nero Remix) by The Jets. Download. Listen. Repeat. Insane!

Adoring: Mania Mania. The juxtaposition between gritty urban glamour and futuristic aesthetics makes me weak in the knees. Even better is the fact that, with the slight addition of the Vagabond Cuff in Bronze, Love on the Left Bank Cuff in Bronze/Silver, or The Eternal Ring with Amazonite in Bronze to jeans and a plain white tee, you can’t help but to radiate raw elegance. Swoon! Leather pants. Specifically, Elizabeth & James’ Bell Bottom Leather Pants, Haute Hippie’s Skinny Stretch Leather Pants, and Current/Elliott’s The Leather Leggings. Paired with Foley + Corinna’s Knit Poncho with Leather Buckles they are effortlessly elegant; topped with FASHION’S NIGHT OUT Fashion’s Night Out Short Sleeve Tee they are edgy chic; and styled alongside Sam Edelman’s Uma Haircalf Platform Booties they are flirty fabulous. With versatility like that, is there any question as to why j’adore? Mais non! Eugenia Kim Hats. They are très Serena van der Woodsen circa Gossip Girl Season 1, vous ne pensez pas? The Zoey Hat? Besoin! The Catherine Wide Brim Hat with Pierced Feather? Convoiter! The Carly Floppy Hat with Tiger Striped Feather? Amour!

Watching: The Rescuers Down Under.

Desiring: Gryphon Varsity Jacket in Ivory. Now one need not be Head Cheerleader, or the girlfriend of the captain of the football team to rock one of the coolest accoutrements on campus. Ooh, me le donner maintenant! Victoria Beckham Zip Low Rise Skinny Jeans in Wax Sky. The color is incredibly multifaceted, is it not? Just neutral enough to act as a base for oversized chunky knits; yet incredibly eye-catching for those evenings out when you want to cause a standing ovation. Kate Ermilio Double Swing Skirt in Navy. The mere sight of it invokes visions of charming tea parties, society ladies who lunch, and curtsies galore! I shall partner it with Vince’s Little Boy Tee in Coastal and Belle Noel’s Multi Chain Necklace in Palladium to downplay its frou-frou finesse. Amour!

Quoting: Robert Frost - “In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on.”

Awaiting: Forever 21 Tiny Heart Ring in Gold/Red. There is something quite charming about a piece of jewelry sporting an aesthetic so simplistic it looks as if it could have been found within the folds of a Cracker Jack box, is there not? Love!

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Your Face Here Giveaway for your chance to win an 8 x 10 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints.

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8.30.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Ankle Boots on a Budget

Lovers, to the left take a peek at Christian Louboutin’s mesmerizing Miss Fast Ankle Boots – the very same ones seen worn by Blake Lively, Alex Curran, and Jenna Dewan; now, if you’ll glance to the right, you shall find Nine West’s glamorous Gracious in Black Leather.

Though the Nine West wonders lack the signature red leather sole of the Loubies, and sport a heel that is a full inch shorter than that of the 5 ¼” seen on the luscious Louboutin’s; for just $98.10, in comparison to the $995.00 needed to speed up your shoe collection with the addition of Miss Fast, they are an exemplary way to snag a little star style on a shoestring budget – and allow one enough spare change to add all five haute hues to their wardrobe (Black Leather, Taupe Leather, Black Suede, Red Suede, and Dark Grey Leather)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Your Face Here Giveaway for your chance to win an 8 x 10 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints.

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8.29.2011

Play It Again, Sam

Rocking Horse - The Dead Weather
Titanic - Nikkiya
Party In Your Bedroom - Cash Cash
Life of the Party - The Weeknd
Tell Me 'Bout It - Joss Stone
Radley - French Cassettes
Take Me to the Riot - Stars
West Coast - Coconut Records
The Spectator - The Bravery
Every Summer - US Royalty

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 Your Face Here Giveaway for your chance to win an 8 x 10 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints.

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8.28.2011

Sunday Steals: Casadei Platform Sandals for Pennies

Lovers, in the left corner cast your glamorous gaze upon Casadei’s pretty Platform Sandals in Coral from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection; to the right, prepare to be swept away by Jessica Simpson’s charming Prinnce in Cranberry Maya Nubuck.

While the platform and heel height of the jewel-toned Jessica Simpson lovelies is a bit higher than that of their couture cousins; for a mere $98.00, as opposed to the $675.00 price tag of the Casadei Platforms, they are the perfect footwear selection for the frugalista looking for her knight in shining armor – and affordable enough to scoop up three saucy shades (Cranberry Maya Nubuck, Whiskey Lima Leather, and Black Eco Nappa)!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this sultry Sunday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to TheCorner and Jessica Simpson Collection for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Your Face Here Giveaway for your chance to win an 8 x 10 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints.

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8.27.2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Fashion-Forward Fatigues

Adoring:

Mania Mania The Eternal Ring with Amazonite in Bronze
Rag & Bone Mountain Pack in Olive
RED Valentino Vintage Twill Jacket in Army
Pour La Victoire Imari Stove Pipe Boots in Chocolate
Blank Denim Super Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans in Person Life
Carol Marie Long Vertical Shield Necklace in Oxidized Brass
OPI Glow Up Already from the Burlesque Holiday 2010 Collection

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Your Face Here Giveaway for your chance to win an 8 x 10 Canvas Print from Easy Canvas Prints.

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8.26.2011

Your Face Here Giveaway

Kitty cats, as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”; thus, a treasured photograph splayed out on a charming canvas, and starring your nearest and dearest must be worth double that amount. And luckily for one (1) of you ravishing readers, such a gift is precisely what is on the agenda for you courtesy of Easy Canvas Prints.

Surprise, surprise, lovers! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Easy Canvas Prints to bring one (1) lucky lady the chance to transform her favorite photograph into a classy, 8 x 10 canvas print to hang wherever she desires – be it the boudoir or the dining room!

To Enter the Your Face Here Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what photograph you would love to transform to canvas, between now and Friday, September 9, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what photograph you would love to transform to canvas, between now and Friday, September 9, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating what photograph you would love to transform to canvas, between now and Friday, September 9, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

Extra Entry:

Like Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook between now and Friday, September 9, 2011 at Midnight PST - 1 Entry

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents – Excluding Alaska and Hawaii.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Easy Canvas Prints for the pictures.
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Think Pink!

Dolls, the color pink may often be equated with saucy “Barbie girls living in a Barbie world”, but the haute hue is so much more than a mere frivolous flavor thanks to its globally recognized appearance as the official color of Breast Cancer Awareness. And now you can do your part in joining the battle to beat breast cancer, whilst adding a new splash of pink to your arsenal of beauty supplies, via the Pink Orchid Limited Edition from ghd website.

Like all ghd stylers, the Pink Orchid Limited Edition is every bit as worthy as its predecessors in combating frizz and leaving you with sleek shine through and through; yet features a supremely girly touch courtesy of le hot orchid pink hue (a fabulous shade seen all over the SS 2011 runways), which plays peek-a-boo beneath a luscious, black, rose-adorned lace – an exquisite aspect that need not reside solely in your bathroom, as the decadent design is splayed out upon a clutch bag that works just as well for glamorous girls night’s out as it does as a carrying case for the glorious hair utensil.

But I digress. Vibrant pink plates and charming clutch aside, it is the “$20.00 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation & the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation” with every purchase that makes it all worthwhile, as every use is a lasting reminder of the part you are playing in furthering the research towards finding a cure.

Go ahead my pretties; pink up your life!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ghd website for the picture.
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8.25.2011

Charge It, Please!

Turquoise Boho

Loving:

Current/Elliott The Roller Jeans in Catskill Destroy
Free People Pegasus Sweater in Ivory
Jean-Michel Cazabat Leigh Wrap Strap Booties in Taupe/Cream
Mania Mania Immortals Cuff in Bronze
Rag & Bone Utility Bag in Heather Gray
Mikal Winn Wrapped Turquoise Pendant Necklace in Turquoise
OPI Mermaid’s Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

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8.24.2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Crooked Monkey Coney Island V-Neck in Hot Pink via Alloy; Forever 21 Cropped Jean w/ Cuff in Indigo; Forever 21 Skinny Leatherette Belt in Taupe; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; Forever 21 Sparkling Love Ring in Gold/Clear; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace.

Reading: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. Ladies Beware: Regardless of how moody Mr. Derek Edwards is, you will find yourself swooning over him in the very same fashion as you do Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy. It is, after all, a modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. Just sayin’.

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI It’s My Year from the Miss Universe 2011 Collection. Lips: mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Sexy. Eyes: mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Fairy Dust.

Listening: Mad World - Gary Jules. One part brooding + one part somber + one part romantic = a melting pot of pure beauty. Ecouter tout de suite, mes amours!

Adoring: Iosselliani. The union of mixed metals, unlikely texture combinations, and haphazard aesthetics is so incredibly unexpected that it can only be described in one way…unforgettable. I am currently obsessing over the Fused Ring in Gold, Cornelian & Turquoise Bangle Set in Gold/Turquoise, and the Fused Stone Earrings in Turquoise. Salut, je vous adore! Charming carryalls trimmed not in diamonds, rhinestones, gold, or pearls; rather, fabulous fringe that shimmies flirtily with every single step one takes! Coveting…Foley + Corinna’s Tassel Fringe Cross Body Bag in Redwood, and JJ Winters’ Small Fringe Bag in Grey, Taupe, et Black. Good things come in small packages – and multiples, mais oui? Sheer blouses which transform pretty underthings from an optional to a decadent essential a la Thakoon’s Long Sleeve Blouse, Rebecca Minkoff’s Kate Leopard Blouse, and Equipment’s Sisley Blouse. Le sigh.

Watching: Eloise at Christmastime. Let’s be honest, shall we darlings? Christmas is four months away; it is high time that we begin preparing for the holiday season, and there is no better way to do so than with the assistance of le ultra-precocious Eloise.

Desiring: Rebecca Minkoff I Heart Boys, Shoes & Bags Cory Pouch in Blood Red. Apparently Ms. Minkoff has tapped into my inner psyche and scrawled my three loves in saucy script upon this petite pouch. Obviously it needs to make its way into my accessory collection tout de suite! Plush Legwarmer Leggings in Black/Grey. One year later and I am still lusting after these lovelies. Perhaps it’s a sign that I should finally make them mine, mais oui? Marc by Marc Jacobs High Heel Tall Boots in Brick. MJ brings new meaning to the lyrics “she’s a brick…house,” vous ne pensez pas? Could it be that, for 2011, brick is the new black? Aimer l'amour!

Quoting: Unknown - “The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”

Awaiting: Forever 21 I’m With the Band Slub Top in Cream/Black. The juxtaposition between effortless glamour and just a smidgen of nineties-inspired grunge is perfection, n'est-ce pas?

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

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8.23.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud 150 Studded Slingback for a Steal

My loves, to the left prepare to swoon over Christian Louboutin’s classy Clou Noeud 150 Studded Slingbacks – the very same ones seen on Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Kim Kardashian; to the right, take a peek at N.Y.L.A.’s ultra-glamorous Genevieve Slingback.

While the N.Y.L.A. stunners lack the cherry red sole so prominently displayed on the luscious Loubies; for a mere $104.95, as opposed to the $1195.00 required to add the charming Clou Noeud 150 Studded Slingback’s to your wardrobe, they are a wondrous way for the frugalista to snag a little Loubie style – at a price that allows one to indulge in not one, not two, but all three haute hues (Nude, Red Patent, and Black)!

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Nordstrom for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

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8.22.2011

Play It Again, Sam

Bloody Mary - Lady Gaga
Crush On You (NERO Remix) - The Jets
I Would Do Anything For You - Foster the People
Winds of Change - Fitz & The Tantrums
Keep You - Class Actress
Shell Games - Bright Eyes
Crooked Teeth - Death Cab for Cutie
I Might - Wilco
Called Out in the Dark - Snow Patrol
Sleepyhead - Passion Pit

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 G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

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8.21.2011

Sunday Steals: Chloe Elah Leather Sandals for Less

Lovers, in the left corner you will find Chloe’s elegant Elah Leather Sandals; in the right corner cast your glamorous gaze upon Pour La Victoire’s magical Macbeth Flat Sandals.

Though the Pour La Victoire pretties feature buttoned crisscross straps as opposed to the buckled crisscross straps of their couture counterparts; for just $135.80, in comparison to the $415.00 required to take the charming Chloe’s home, they are the perfect compromise for the cheap chica – and an adorable addition to one’s shoe collection!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Chloe, or be thrifty and spring for Pour La Victoire?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to My Theresa and Shopbop for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

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8.20.2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Black and White and Fabulous All Over!

Adoring:

Rebecca Minkoff Zebra Head Forever Clutch in Black
Jean-Michel Cazabat Penny Haircalf Wedge Pumps in Black/White
Alice + Olivia Lauretta Long Dress in Black/White
Derek Lam Sleeveless Blouse in White
LNA Leatherette Shorts in Black
Rebecca Minkoff Cherish Tote in Zebra Haircalf
OPI White Shatter from the Serena Williams Glam Slam! France Collection

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess.

Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.
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8.19.2011

G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway

Darlings, a wise woman named Lilly Dache once said, “Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number. But it also is what makes a woman ask for the name of your dressmaker.” Therefore, doing everything in our power to effuse effortless glamour in anything we do – be it breaking the news to our BFF about her fashion faux pas or simply being the coolest party guest at a chic soiree – is a given. Learning the rules of such a tantalizing topic, however, can oftentimes be a difficult task – one that two (2) of you aspiring glamazons will soon have the answers to.

Surprise, surprise, mes amours! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Scholastic Inc. to bring two (2) ravishing readers their very own copy of Sally Jeffrie’s The Girls’ Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess - a charming, pretty in pink manual featuring whimsical illustrations by Nellie Ryan, which accompany such ultra-glam topics as How to Air-Kiss and How to Bathe Like Cleopatra to How to Look (and Feel) Perky When You’re Feeling Tired and How to Tell What the Shape of Your Lipstick Means!

To Enter the G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating how you add glamour to your life everyday, between now and Friday, September 2, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating how you add glamour to your life everyday, between now and Friday, September 2, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating how you add glamour to your life everyday, between now and Friday, September 2, 2011 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, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to Everyone – U.S., Canadian, and International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Amazon for the picture.
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8.18.2011

Charge It, Please!

Pink Combat

Loving:

Acne Rita Leather Jacket in Brown
Miguel Ases Agate Topaz Swarovski Bracelet in Agate
L.A.M.B. Signature Jacquard Brimley Convertible Clutch / Tote in Cafe
Current/Elliott The Skinny Jeans in Loved Destroyed
291 Love / Hate Uneven Tee in Guava
See by Chloe Wallabee High Heel Calf Boots in Cognac/Brown
OPI Brisbane Bronze from the Australia Collection

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.

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8.17.2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Xhilaration Kimono Sleeve Top – Grape Jelly via Target; Hydraulic Distressed Cuffed Denim Shorts in White via Kohl’s; Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame; House of Harlow 1960 14KT Horseshoe Stack Ring in Yellow Gold; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace.

Reading: Matilda by Roald Dahl. If you have yet to meet Matilda you have no idea what you are missing. Aimer au dixième pouvoir!

Glamourizing: Nails: Nicole by OPI I Love You Cherry Much from the Something About Colors Fall 2011 Collection. Lips: mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Splashy. Eyes: mark Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black.

Listening: Keep You by Class Actress. Listen and prepare to fall in love. J’adore!

Adoring: Graphic tees. They are just playful enough to convey one’s childlike innocence to the world; whilst maintaining an ultra-posh and sophisticated air when paired with towering heels, casually cuffed skinny jeans, and a to-die-for clutch. Mon courant aime? Zoe Karssen’s California Dreaming Tee in Powder Puff, Sophomore’s Boys Boys Boys Tee in Black/Red, and Patterson J. Kincaid’s Disney by Patterson J. Kincaid Thumper Tee in Oatmeal. Très magnifique, oui? Melissa Joy Manning. I believe that Stendhal may have been talking about Ms. Melissa Joy Manning when he stated, “Only great minds can afford a simple style.” The simplicity of each piece is utterly incroyable, featuring just enough personality to spruce up one’s look du jour without being overbearing. J’adore the Heart Bracelet in Gold, Larimar Ring in Blue/Silver, and Turquoise Teardrop Necklace in Turquoise. Deconstructed denim a la Current/Elliott’s The Roller Jeans in Catskill Destroy, and Joe’s Jeans Chelsea Micro Flare Jeans in Brigitte. When topped with Haute Hippie’s Draped Front Halter Top it creates le perfect juxtaposition between glam and oh-so subtle grunge, does it not?

Watching: The Notebook. Ever since I saw this People photo editorial I have re-discovered my adoration for Ryan Gosling. Honestly, it’s not really possible for a girl to resist a cute boy and his equally adorable pup, now is it? Mais non!

Desiring: Olcay Gulsen’s High Split Dress in Green. Everything about this dress is hypnotic – from the body-skimming, whisper-thin material and daring deep V neck and front slit to the subtly shimmering jewel-toned hue. Evanouissement! Etre toujours mon coeur. Lover Cable Knit Sweater in Ecru. Le epitome of the perfect chunky knit, J'ai raison? Wrap me up in your love, Lover! Jean-Michel Cazabat Pam Cutout Wedge Heels. The pointy-toed, sculpted aesthetic is just avant-garde enough to add un petit splash of rebelliousness to an otherwise refined style. Size 36 in Taupe, Tan, et Black, s'il vous plait! After all, good things come in threes, mais oui?

Quoting: Kathleen Tessaro - “If you can capture a woman’s imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.”

Awaiting: Pinky Tiffanie Top in Gold via Alloy. A little sparkle does a body (and wardrobe!) good, mais oui?

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


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8.16.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Isabel Marant Poppy Bow-Embellished Suede Pumps for Pennies

Dolls, in the left corner you will find Isabel Marant’s perfect Bow-Embellished Suede Pumps in Black – the very same pretties seen donned by both Hilary Duff and Anne Hathaway; in the right corner plant your pretty peepers on Colin Stuart’s ultra-beautiful Bow Pump in Sweet Tomato (also available in Black and Dark Leopard) via Victoria’s Secret.

Though the Bow Pump features a slightly lower heel (4”) than that of the Marant marvels (4.5”); for a mere $58.00, in comparison to the $620.00 required to put a little Poppy in your step, it is every bit as capable of providing your shoe collection with a little runway glamour – on a real girl’s budget!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Isabel Marant, or be thrifty and spring for Colin Stuart?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.

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8.15.2011

Play It Again, Sam

(Drop Dead) Beautiful - Britney Spears
Strut - Adam Lambert
Fire In Your New Shoes - Kaskade (feat. Dragonette)
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
I Got It From My Mama - Will.I.Am
Shoes - Tiga
I'm Not Your Toy - La Roux
Clumsy - Fergie
Change Clothes - Jay-Z (feat. Pharrell)
Broken Heels - Alexandra Burke

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.

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8.14.2011

Sunday Steals: Casadei 6122 Strappy Platform Sandals for Pennies

Dolls, to the left you will find Casadei’s ultra-stylish 6122 Strappy Platform Sandals – the very same ones seen on Carolina from Fashionsquad; now, if you’ll take a glance to the right, you will find Jessica Simpson’s pretty Pai.

While the Simpson stunners sport a slightly higher heel and platform than that of their Casadei counterparts; for a mere $98.00, in comparison to the $850.00 approximate retail value of the Casadei charmers, they are every bit as capable of contributing a statuesque touch to your look du jour - at a price that allows the budget babe to indulge in all three saucy shades (Estate Blue Maya Nubuck, Cloud Grey Maya Nubuck, and Black Maya Nubuck)!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Casadei, or be thrifty and spring for Jessica Simpson?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.

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8.13.2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Black & Gold

Adoring:

Pinky Tiffanie Top in Gold via Alloy
Rebecca Minkoff Small Quilt & Stud Fling Clutch in Black
Mania Mania Dali Ring in Bronze/Silver
Thayer Slim Cropped Trousers in Gold
Rachel Zoe Peggy Sequin Shift Dress in Black/Gold
Wildfox I’ll Keep You Warm Sweater in Dirty Black
SEPHORA by OPI Only Gold for Me Top Coat

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the A Case for Style Giveaway for your chance to win a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards anything at Caseable.

Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.
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8.12.2011

A Case for Style

Lovers, let’s be honest…no one can resist a good mystery – especially one of the fashion variety. A game of cat and mouse which leads us to the perfect pair of nude pumps; a haute session of hide and seek wherein the hidden gem is not our beloved BFF, but rather a sublime pair of floor-skimming wide leg jeans; or, in regards to today’s chic challenge, a search for a charming case to stow our techie treasures (a la Kindle’s, Laptops, MacBook’s, and iPad’s) within – like the very ones that Caseable creates for your carrying pleasure.

You guessed it, dolls! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Caseable, “…a Brooklyn and Berlin based company, offering fully customizable handmade protective sleeves for your laptop, MacBook, iPad or Kindle,” to bring one (1) savvy stylista a $60.00 Gift Certificate good towards creating your dream case!

With Caseable “You have full control over the entire design process via our easy-to-use customization tool. With the ability to decide on details ranging from thread choice to case color, your possibilities are endless! Whether you want a fashion statement, your own photography, or your company logo - you are the designer. We also present a wide range of pre-made designs for those who prefer appreciating art rather than creating it.”

To Enter the A Case for Style Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what item you would put your Caseable Gift Certificate towards, between now and Friday, August 26, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what item you would put your Caseable Gift Certificate towards, between now and Friday, August 26, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating what item you would put your Caseable Gift Certificate towards, between now and Friday, August 26, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Caseable for the pictures.
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8.11.2011

Charge It, Please!

Falling for Autumn

Loving:

Rachel Zoe Frankie Peasant Blouse in Nude
Sara Berman Large Marais Bag in Bubble Tan
Jean-Michel Cazabat Lidia Suede High Heel Loafers in Godiva/Tan
Rachel Zoe Julie Skinny Jeans in Black
WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel ’93 Gripoix Charm Bracelet in Gold
Rachel Zoe Ali Wrap Collar Cape in Tan
OPI Bronzed to Perfection from the South Beach Collection

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.
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8.10.2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Knit Sweater Top in Pink; Forever 21 Basic Knit Tank in White; Forever 21 Denim Hotpants in Light Denim; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace.

Reading: Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke. It is magically delicious. And the best part? No calories! Lecture. Maintenant.

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. Oui, I’m in a vampy mood this week! Lips: mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Sweet Talk. Eyes: mark Mini Mark It Stick Hook Up Stick for Eyes in Cocoa Bean.

Listening: Boy Like You by Ke$ha (feat. Ashley Tisdale).

Adoring: Booties that draw inspiration from true hiking boots to add a rugged touch to any and all refined styles a la Boutique 9’s Barrow Alpine Booties, See by Chloe’s 3 Buckle Booties, and Steven’s Whit High Heel Combat Booties. The wonderful world of...Wildfox. The Route 66 Tee, the Outlaw Nevada Pullover, the I’ll Keep You Warm Sweater. ‘Tis le quintessential way to add a playful touch to one’s look du jour. Aimer l'amour! American Apparel’s Silky Romper. Perfect for topping a teeny-tiny bikini for a day at the beach, pairing with sky-high wedges for a mid-afternoon shopping excursion with the girls, or merely lounging about the house in for those unexpected calls from cute boys. I’ll take an XS in Coral, Peacock, Crème, and Black s'il vous plait!

Watching: Serendipity. Le sigh. Now I am wishing for Christmas in New York.

Desiring: Schutz Amanda Oxford Booties. These would make for the perfect companion to oversized chunky knits and flippy minis come fall, n'est-ce pas? I humbly request a Size 6 in both le tantalizing Taupe et the blissful Black. Aimer au dixième pouvoir! Rachel Pally Leighton Top in Brown Viking. There is nothing so seductive, yet oh-so sophisticated, as an elegantly exposed shoulder, mais oui? Swoon! Alice + Olivia Fierra T Back Dress in Cobalt Blue. The V neck, the T back, the electrifying hue…it is all sorts of fabulosity wrapped into one daring form of frippery. Besoin. Adorer. Amour.

Quoting: Marilyn Monroe - “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”

Awaiting: Forever 21 Whiskered Skinny Jeans in Denim. Denim is my weakness. That is all.

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to I know, right? for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.
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8.09.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Kate Spade New York Charm Heel on the Cheap

Mon doux, to the left feast your eyes upon Kate Spade New York’s ultra-covetable Charm Heel in Platinum Glitter/Gold Liquid; to the right take a gander at J. Renee’s ravishing Rosina in Gold Glitter Fabric.

While the Rosina dazzlers sport a slightly lower heel (2 ½”) than that of Kate Spade’s chic Charm (3 ½”); for a mere $79.95, in comparison to the $325.00 needed to add Spade’s sparklers to your shoe collection, they are every bit as capable of causing a shimmering stir with your many admirers – at a price that allows one to scoop up all three haute hues (Gold Glitter Fabric, Multi Glitter Fabric, and Silver Glitter Fabric)!

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 for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.
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8.08.2011

Play It Again, Sam

Boy Like You - Ke$ha (feat. Ashley Tisdale)
High Society - Bear Hands
Cold Dust Girl - Hey Champ
Small Boxes - Black Light Dinner Party
Future Starts Slow - The Kills
Radar - Britney Spears
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Rich Girl - The Virgins
The Chase Is On - Hoodie Allen
Helena Beat - Foster the People

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 A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.
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8.07.2011

Sunday Steals: James Perse Knit Dress for Less

Kitty cats, in the left corner take a peek at James Perse’s pretty Knit Dress; now, if you’ll cast your kohl-rimmed peepers to the right, prepare yourself to swoon over ASOS’ blissful Body-Conscious Dress with Scoop Neck in Black.

Though the ambrosial ASOS piece is ever so slightly more fitted than its higher-priced counterpart; for just $34.48, in comparison to the $135.00 required to add the James Perse gem to one’s wardrobe, it is le quintessential way for the frugalista to scoop up high-fashion style on a budget – and still have enough spare change to pick up not one, not two, but all three stellar shades (Black, Red, and Purple)!

What’s your stand, lovers…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and ASOS for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

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8.06.2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Unexpected Fall

Adoring:

Marc by Marc Jacobs 10th Anniversary Pear Ring in Oro
Diane von Furstenberg Elaine Envelope Wallet in Saffron
Maison Martin Margiela Hooded Heel Boots in Steppe
Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti Toggle Sweater Coat in Camel
Diane von Furstenberg Tunisa Dress in Apricot Beige
American Apparel Acrylic Blend Cable Knit Legging in Apricot
OPI San Tan-Tonio from the OPI Texas Collection

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway for your chance to win the tote bag of YOUR CHOICE from Funtote.

Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.
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8.05.2011

A Toast to Totes Giveaway

Mes chéris, as much as we may be loathe to admit it, it is time to come to terms with the fact that, in just a few short weeks fall weather will officially be upon us, and we will bid a fond farewell to the sweltering summer. Of course, as with anything in life, there is an upside to the sudden change of seasons…shopping for new clothes and accessories – specifically a charming carryall from Funtote…which is precisely what one (1) of you fabulous fashionistas will soon be taking home!

‘Tis true, dolls! Café Fashionista has teamed up with the eco-friendly Funtote to bring one (1) tote-ally adorable reader a blissful Funtote bag in the design of YOUR choice.

To Enter the A Toast to Totes Giveaway:

Visit Funtote and select your favorite design.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which Funtote design is your favorite between now and Friday, August 19, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Funtote design is your favorite between now and Friday, August 19, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating which Funtote design is your favorite between now and Friday, August 19, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Funtote for the pictures.
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8.04.2011

Charge It, Please!

Bubble Bath

Loving:

Diane von Furstenberg Rebel High Heel Sandals in Dove
Free People Skinny Corduroy Pants in Dusty Pink
Rachel Pally Seam Rib Maxi Skirt in Buff
Rebecca Taylor Admire Me Dress in Lingerie
BE & D Tenley Shoulder Bag in Blonde/Black
Free People Lost in the Woods Sweater in Original Combo
OPI At First Sight from the Fairytale Bride Soft Shades Spring 2009 Collection

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.
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