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Adrianna Papell wows w/ Sportswear Collection Debut

Adrianna Papell is stepping off the red carpet and into your everyday wardrobe with the launch of their Sportswear Collection. A first for the 30-year old brand, who has kept many women looking fabulous in special occasion and red carpet fashions, the stunning looks debuted with a Fall 2013 Collection. Featuring their quality tailoring and artisan details mixed with sophisticated style, Adrianna Papell offers polished separates for the modern woman.

The Sportswear range, which complements the successful day and evening wear collections, offers a fresh assortment of inspired looks to carry today’s woman through the week and into the weekend. It features contrasts textured tweeds, menswear patterns, leather with volume, soft tailoring in drop shoulders and wide leg pants, ultra-feminine tops and rich, and ethereal prints. We’re loving the Leather Moto Jacket, Floral Print Scoop Tee, Light Blue Cropped Jacket, Animal Jacquard Coat, Grey Swing Coat with Faux Fur, and the Cropped Tweed Jacket paired with jeans.

With price points ranging from $59.00 for a fashion knit to $500.00 for a leather moto jacket, the Adrianna Papell Sportswear Collection is affordable luxury for the sophisticated woman. The collection is currently available at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales, Bloomingdales.com, Von Maur and Lord & Taylor and select specialty stores. In addition, the brand ships to House of Fraser in the UK, Vardas in Greece, Arnotts in Ireland and to its own freestanding stores, with two in Saudi Arabia and one in Mexico, with a second soon to open in November.

And because I’m such an impatient fashionista, there are several incredible looks from the Adrianna Papell Sportswear Spring 2014 Collection I’m drooling over and have added to my spring shopping wishlist. Spring sees a mixture of bold and subtle colors, dynamic graphic and floral prints and silhouettes so flattering they will have you running for your wallet. Check out a sneak peek of the spring collection below:

Which looks are your favorites?

Fall Favorites From the Abi Ferrin Collection

Don’t you hate it when you see a great piece you want to add to your wardrobe but it ends up only looking good on the hanger, not on you? I’ve recently discovered a great designer where that is no longer an issue. Designer, Abi Ferrin creates clothing that makes women feel confident and beautiful. Her unique and versatile designs are flattering, feminine, sophisticated and timeless. Her looks are made with easy-to-care-for fabrics that provide a chic solution for women of all ages and body types. Check out a few of our favorites from her Fall 2013 Collection that we’d very much like to see in our wardrobe.

The Hazel Pantsuit features pants that can be worn wide or cinched with ties at bottom; the Holland Top can be worn cinched, knotted or backwards; the versatile Jan Sweater Cape can be worn day after day over everything from tees to sweaters; the Juliana Dress gives an instantly slimming silhouette; and the Nikki Dress, Abi Ferrin’s signature, multi-functional dress can be worn in five different ways. Abi Ferrin’s motto is Fashion with Freedom and Purpose, which comes full circle as a hand-made element is included on each item of her collection.


What do you think of these Fall favorites from Abi Ferrin?

Shopping Wishlist | Adrianna Papell Fall 2013 Day & Evening Dresses

We love the changing of the seasons because that means it’s time to add some new seasonal fashions to our wardrobe. While we’ve been loving several separates, we find ourselves thinking of attending brunches, fall weddings, a few cocktail parties and galas. This of course means we need some fabulous dresses in our fashion arsenal. One label we keep adding to our shopping wishlist is Adrianna Papell. The Fall 2013 Collection features amazing options in both Daywear and Eveningwear, making shopping for dresses an easy task. What you see below are jut a few of our favorite looks

DAYWEAR

If you’re looking for a day dress that will seamlessly take you from occasion to occasion, be it a luncheon, an afternoon wedding or a day at the office, any of these chic silhouettes will work perfectly. A fitted blazer over any of these lovely dresses will have you commanding the boardroom.

EVENINGWEAR

Elegance and eveningwear go hand in hand and these Adrianna Papell evening dresses are beyond elegant. From figure grazing to voluminous skirts, the Fall 2013 Collection has something for everyone. Whether you want something sleek and sexy or sophisticated and luxe, you are sure to find it here.

Style for Fall from Fossil and Vogue

I got the chance to cross one thing off my bucket list when I attended a Blogger event celebrating Fossil’s new Fall media campaign, personal style and Fossil’s beautiful fall fashions and accessories at Vogue’s offices.

With two racks of clothing and an array of stunning leather handbags, jewelry, watches and small accessories from the Fossil Fall 2013 Collection at our disposal, we were tasked to style a look that showcased our personal style.

This also gave me the opportunity to indulge in and drool over the Fall 2013 offerings from Fossil. Some of my favorite pieces include the Sydney Satchel, Sydney Shopper, The stunning Limited Edition Startruck Watch, the Florence Watch in Rose Gold and the Swiss Chronograph Watch. I ended up pairing a stunning gold and black brocade jacket over off-white jeans and basic tee with a boldly hued Sydney Shopper in Golden Yellow……I love how the yellow highlights the gold.

What o you guys think of the Fossil Fall 2013 Campaign and their selections? Which products are catching your eye?

Whiting & Davis Fall 2013 Collection

For their Fall/Holiday 2013 collection, Whiting & Davis modernizes their iconic snake design known throughout the years as a Whiting & Davis classic. The brand’s iconic snake is estimated to have made its first appearance in the late 1890s with most rare design, a double-headed snake bracelet, debuting circa 1910. For this season, The Cleo Bracelet, a perfectly coiled design a la Cleopatra (hence the name) is made of Brass with 18-karat gold plating or hematite and crystals comes in a variety of colors (shown below in Hematite with Red and Hematite with Olive) – the snake motif  appears in other bracelets as well.

Other standout pieces in the collection include the Marion Braided Bracelet (see above), a flat, fine, triple-mesh braided bracelet shown above in Hematite with White, Hematite with Black, Brown, White and Hematite with Red. Though Whiting & Davis is known for their amazing fine mesh jewelry, they do offer non-mesh jewelry like the pair of stunning modern Adoree Earrings and Windsor Rings – both featured below;
Aren’t their pieces beautiful? Which are your favorites?

Hanes Hosiery Introduces Pure Bliss Fall 2013 Legwear Collection

If we’re honest with ourselves as women, sometimes our clothes work against us. At the end of any day, nothing feel more relaxing than taking off the day’s clothes. It is rare when what we’re wearing is beneficial to us but thanks to Hanes Hosiery and their Pure Bliss Collection, a new line of hosiery that contributes to your overall wellness. We got to preview the collection and meet Sadie Nardini, yoga/lifestyle expert, author of “The 21-Day Yoga Body” and new Brand Wellness Ambassador for Hanes’s new Pure Bliss Collection.

There are two collections under the Silk Reflections Pure Bliss Range – Pure Bliss Luxe Sheer (which provides a flawless, sheer finish and Pure Bliss Luxe Opaque, which of course provides opaque leg coverage. What makes Pure Bliss so amazing? Imagine the benefits of your legwear massaging, pampering, soothing and revitalizing your legs. Thanks to an innovative new knitting technology and luxury yarns, that is the exact treatment your legs get – I call it a treatment because it’s like your legs are at a spa. With Pure Bliss, your legs will feel as good as they look. Check out specifics for each range below:

Pure Bliss Luxe Sheer Pantyhose – 10 denier leg appearance, silky soft sheer leg coverage that gently helps invigorate, sculpt and tone the legs, features a modern panty silhouette that gently soothes the body; available in Natural, Barely There, Gentlebrown, Barely Black and Jet in the following sizes – AB, CD and EF with a suggested retail price of $13.00.

Pure Bliss Luxe Opaque Pantyhose – 70 denier leg appearance, silky soft opaque with complete leg coverage that gently helps invigorate, sculpt and tone the legs, is available in Mocha and Black in sizes AB, CD and EF with a suggested retail price of $13.00.

As the Hanes Silk Reflections Pure Bliss Wellness Ambassador, Sadie Nardini is “the true embodiment of the Pure Bliss message”. She is an expert in living life fit, fashionably and fabulous. After suffering from an un-definitively diagnosed central nervous system illness that left her nearly paralyzed for over 2 years, Sadie made the transformation to a renowned empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert and healthy lifestyle teacher. Her new book, mentioned at the beginning and published by Random House, is available for purchase this November.

It’s in the Bag | RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection

While the right shoes can make an outfit, it doesn’t mean your look is complete. If you’re looking for that perfect bag to complete your look and compliment your wardrobe this fall, look no further than the RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection.

Featuring stylish and classic shapes with modern and edgy embellishments, the shoulder bags, crossbodys, satchels, totes, hobos, etc from the RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection will make you swoon. This season, there are just so many favorites it’s difficult to choose just one but since these chic classics will always be in style, you can enjoy a little bit of a splurge by getting several. For those who love a standout daytime bag, you will love the edgy Fashion Passport Leather Hobo and the sophisticated Society Star Luxe Leather Trimmed Tote, both featured in the photo below:

Other everyday bag styles include the sophisticated and charming Status Appeal Quilted Leather Satchel and the super stylish and on-trend Glam Squad Studded Shoulder Bag

For those of you who love a bag embellished in metal but prefer one that features more of a trim than an all-over decoration, you will adore the Status Style Snake-Embossed Studded Clutch and the Scene Stealer Crossbody with Chain Detail.

And for those like me that worship at the altar of big bags with style, an edge that still has a classic shape, then the So Chic Leather Studded Tote is for you – a perfect bag for all year round.

All the above-featured styles and more are available now to add to your wardrobe on www.hsn.com.

GUESS and GUESS by Marciano Fall 2013 Collection

Influenced by the edgy coolness of a chic, modern women, GUESS and GUESS by Marciano showcased Fall 2013 collections that take today’s fashion lover from day to night, uptown to downtown.

GUESS by Marciano

The GUESS by Marciano Fall 2013 was very chic and feminine, a perfect mix of uptown styling but with very cool edge. The modern collection was vibrant and sophisticated with pops of color such as teal, cobalt blue, pink and bright orange. Key Fall 2013 trends include brocade, lace, retro-inspired silhouettes, mixed fabrications such as twill and wool, smooth leather seen in leggings dresses and blazers, military-style coats, fitted blazers, and fitted dresses. Some of my favorite looks from the GUESS by Marciano Fall 2013 Collection include the following:

GUESS

For the GUESS Fall 2013 Collection, we see effortless, cool style. Details such as embroidery, fringe and distressing add extra cool details to GUESS’s Fall looks. Fitted denim jumpers, coated body conscious pencil skirts, animal, tribal and camo prints, moto styles and western influences are present for this cool season. Plaid button-downs and coated denim join fringe jackets, while leather adds some downtown cool to classic silhouettes

What do you think of these eye-catching looks for GUESS and GUESS by Marciano?