Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Get more bangle for your buck! Everyone can afford to get one, or two, or three of these... The lower priced alternatives look just as good (if not better) than the more expensive versions!

Jungle Fever

Left: Kenneth Jay Lane's animal print bracelet are each on sale for $42.90 at Nordstom's; Right: Lulu's Fashion Lounge "Animal Instinct" Zebra bracelet is unbeatable at $13.00.

Rock Steady

Left: Kendra Scott blue labrodorite bracelet, $105.00 at Bloomingdale's; Right: Nine West's Rock Candy Bangle is only $19.99!

Stud Muffin

Left:Mark Davis' Josephine bangle, $2,990.00 at Barney's; Right: Forever 21's studded bracelet is only $7.70!

Update: Save 15% off everything at Lulu's Fashion Lounge by typing in StyleChile at check-out. Happy shopping!

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Bangles, bracelets, cuffs, wristlets, are all such an easy way to spice up an outfit! Check out the celebrities below for inspiration.

Whether you want to go Bollywood like Drew; Mayan like Jennifer; or Grecian like Marley Shelton, a lot of bling on either--or both arms--will take a simple outfit to the next level.

Styletip: Avoid busy prints and big hair (try a chignon or low ponytail). Wear minimal makeup with this trend. Check out my arm candy picks below!

From left to right. Top: Irene Neuwirth Aquamarine & Diamond Cuff is worth a mint-- $9,320.00 at Barney's; Macy's gold over silver multibangle is $49.00. Middle: J. Crew's hand-painted Palm Beach enamel bangle is $68.00; Lulu's Fashion Lounge multicolored mosaic bracelet-$8.00; Topshop's woven mesh link bracelet is £8.00; and Banana Republic's enamel bangle is $32.00. Bottom: Enamel Cuff with large stone £12.00 on Asos; Banana Republic's medallion bracelet $38.00; Forever 21's Metal Hoop Cuff -$8.80; and brace yourself...David Webb's 18k gold dragon cuff with emerald eyes is $20,400.00 on Vivre.

Update: Save 15% off everything at Lulu's Fashion Lounge by typing in StyleChile at check-out. Happy shopping!

Photo Credit: People

Sunday, July 29, 2007


I like! Somehow, I think this trend will stay with us until autumn ;)

The Sartorialist captured the woman on the left in Italy--her coat doesn't look very weather appropriate though; it's so much coat for such a sunny day! Claudette Ortiz does a better job wearing her short, sleek coat...notwithstanding it's length (and breadth), I definitely prefer the coat on the left. It reminds me of Lindsay's Dolce & Gabbana coat below. Bebe's flared trench is a reasonable alternative at $139.00.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Get the less expensive version of two of this summer's hottest dresses!

I'm still so torn! On the one hand, I'm really not mad at these reasonably priced alternatives...but the Wetseal version (copy?) of this Tibi and Malandrino are a bit too close for comfort.

Tibi...or not to be?

Malandrino...or no?

Top: Tibi's zebra print dress is now $184.00 on net-a-porter. Wetseal's border print halter dress is only $24.50. Bottom: Catherine Malandrino's sequined minidress is £640.00 on the net-a-porter's UK site. Wetseal's mod three color dress in brown is...$22.50!

See my thoughts on a similar issue-- Forever 21 v. Diane von Furstenberg here. What do you think?

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Thursday, July 05, 2007


Add a touch of cool to these balmy summer nights. There's something about the color blue (all shades) that is so calming. These navy numbers are understated in their solemnity, but the sparkles rev up the glam factor!

My starry midnight blue pick for the summer is this French Connection "lines sequin" dress--available on the UK site for £91.00 (I've seen them in stores here in the NY, but the dress is not on the US website)...

Celebs have been loving this color too. Sarah Jessica Parker sports an Alice + Olivia; Beyonce rocks a Cavalli; Jessica Simpson wears Herve Leger; but I couldn't figure out the designer of Serena Williams' dress! Let me know if you can...


It's been a long time since I've done one of these! The title is such a misnomer. Please forgive me...


Bethrothed? Affianced? Engaged? Head over to Abazais.com to build your own engagement ring! Or choose from the many pre set rings available. This NASDAQ listed company is the purveyor of over 80,000 loose diamonds and a wide selection of diamond jewelry, all at discount prices!

Get more bling for your buck! You don't have to be a celeb to sport a good quality diamond (Paris' ring is off the chain though, damn)!

Get your own at Abazais! Point your significant other over in their direction to learn more about the 4 C's (cut, color, clarity and carat), and how to determine the most appropriate metal for the setting you desire...

Check out my antique pave picks below:

Left: princess cut white gold .5 carats is very affordable at $798.00. Right: this 30-diamond crown-set stunner is a steal at $6,856.00...
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