Fit to be Bow-Tied | Jill Pineda Bow Ties

With the stronghold that menswear influences has on women’s fashion, we felt it was a perfect time to highlight these sensational collection of edgy bow ties for women from fashion stylist and designer, Jill Pineda. These unique, handcrafted and very fashionable bow ties are actually made for both men and women but today we’re talking to the ladies. The edgy bow ties are available in a variety of fabrications including leather, faux fur, leather and faux leather, and cotton and adorned with embellishments like metal spikes, studs, zippers and buttons.

As you can see, there are many favorites to fall in love with. We find ourselves gearing towards the edgier styles like the Spiked Bow Ties (available in black, white, red, and silver) and Studded Bow Ties (available in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, black, and white) but we know everyone will love all the available styles. The Jill Pineda Bow Ties range in retail from $17.50 – $59.00 and are available on the Jill Pineda website.

Fall Fashion 2014 | Darling, You’re a Work of Art

Ladies, if you’re looking for fall pieces that are playful, makes great use of texture, color and elegance, look no further than five year old fashion brand Darling. Created by London based designer, Nadia Moraes (pictured later in this post), this ultra feminine label boasts vintage-inspired silhouettes, a mix of subtle and bold details, an independent spirit with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail, affordable luxury, and an overall essence that is described as “quintessentially English”.

The Darling Fall 2014 Collection is bursting with vibrant prints and colors, delicate embroidery, audacious florals, elegant beading, and classic, feminine shapes. We love that several of her Spring 2014 pieces can seamlessly be transitioned into Fall. Nadia Moraes illustrates various themes, special touches, and masculine influences in her fall collection. Preppy goes super polished and graceful, while boyish staples add a masculine touch to a girlish look; the beauty of nature during the fall and the English countryside plays heavy in the collection; special touches including hand painting, stunning brocade, houndstooth, tartan, bamboo, and jacquard celebrates this collection’s English heritage.

Our favorite looks from the Darling Fall 2014 collection include the more adventurous pieces, including the painted on jacquard flared skirt with matching moto-style jacket and sheath dress, the uber-feminine lace dress (also seen on the designer), and the brocade jacket to match the pants featured earlier in this post.

Standouts in the collection include the super cool and sporty, Merlot-colored bomber jacket and matching pencil skirt for a bit of chic rebellion, and the cozy, oversized sweaters

British is invading the US and we welcome the takeover with open arms, if you are looking for a little invasion in your wardrobe, get to know Nadia Moraes and her Darling Collection.

Check out some more pieces, including coordinating accessories that tie back to looks from the Darling Fall 2014 collection.

Fall Fashion Finds from the GUESS & MARCIANO 2014 Collections

The weather’s getting cooler and it’s time once again to fill our closets with fall-approved layering pieces, lightweight sweaters and jackets, great basics, and standouts. Thankfully GUESS and MARCIANO are here to supply you with your fall essentials while keeping your style far from mundane. We see how sweet life in denim is for fall and how a little (or a lot) of fringe can add excitement to your look. Check out what the sister labels has in store for the cool season.


This fall, GUESS brings you a collection with effortlessly-cool vibe and a neutral palette. Denim jackets and jeans are featured in classic silhouettes, embellished with hardware, fringe, western-inspired embroidery, tribal-printed, moto styles, and with distressed details. Inspired by vintage Americana influences, the collection is teaming with worn-in denim overalls and jeans, bold leather jackets and coated denim for a sexy, yet edgy collection. Standout pieces include western-inspired button down shirts, a very sexy lace-up denim, fringe jackets and booties.


For those looking to add alluring pieces to your fall wardrobe, look no further than the glam and sultry fall fashion offerings from MARCIANO. Get ready for bold color, vibrant prints, sophisticated silhouettes, bewitching looks for after dark and stylish retro looks. While fringe took on a more casual look for GUESS, for MARCIANO, it was all glam. The layered 70’s embellishment turns a classic halter dress into a seductive gown, a tunic into a provocative sheath, and a jacket into a chic layering piece. We are head over heels in love with the faux fur jackets – from the statement faux leather jacket with fur sleeves, the plush white vest, and the beyond stunning, multi-hued, faux fur with thick chain detail, we are in love, love, love.

For both labels, accessories are wonderfully brazen. Jewelry is bold and chunky (no wallflowers here), shoes and handbags boast lots of hardware details from chains, to buckles and metal plates – all the better to keep eyes on you.

Now that you’ve seen what GUESS and MARCIANO has for fall, any favorite looks or trends? We’re really looking forward to all the fringe.’s Fall 2014 Plus Size Collection Offerings

Curvy girls, get excited for the wonderful fall fashions has in store for you this year. Whether you’re looking for looks that add a punch of color to your fall wardrobe, elevate or revive any garment that’s already in your closet with new pieces or just on the hunt for chic fall looks, the go-to styles offered on will surely delight you. Looks are seen in cool fall fabrics, updated shapes, and stunning details and embellishments. With fun and flirty must-haves from City Chic, classic casuals and sporty styles from Roaman’s, Jessica London, Woman Within, and so much more great plus size brands, the Fall leaves won’t be the only things that will be beautiful this season.

The plus size online boutique’s Fall 2014 offerings boasts dresses for both work and play, styles to take you from your office desk to dinner and cocktails. Highlights include faux leather details, mod-inspired color-blocking, dark florals, and fall staple – plaid.

Sweaters, tops, and blouses wow with their rich tones, flirty silhouettes, fun prints, and cool details. The sheer jackets are a great way to transition to fall and we can’t help but want to cuddle up in the cozy sweaters, we have a soft spot for the blue floral jacquard sweater. There are lots of ways to highlight your style personality.

The OneStopPlus bottoms offer even more ways to flaunt your style with very special details. We adore the laser cut-out detail on the faux leather flared skirt, the abstract print on the mini skirt, the sexy slit on the quilted pencil skirt, the gold hardware details on the pants and the delicate floral print on the colored denim.

Outerwear is just as cool as the season. There’s a jacket for those who love glamour, edgy street styles, classic silhouettes, fun details and color. We’re huge fans of the moto-style jackets, the puffy polka dot vests, and the divine blush pink wool coat with the vintage-inspired feminine collar. There’s much more to see on OneStopPlus and we invite all fashion-loving curvy girls to check out the photos below and visit the plus size retailer.

What We’re Loving | ModCloth Tops

Sometimes while researching online for a story, you can get a bit distracted by fabulous fashions…at least that’s what happened to me. I ended up enjoying a little virtual shopping when I should have been working and came across the following great tops from ModCloth. Check out just a few of the tops that distracted me:

ModCloth - Sock Hops and Dreams Top

I’m a romantic at heart and the black piping along this dark green tee’s rounded collar, heart-shaped button and sweet scoop neck of this Sock Hops and Dreams Top captured my heart. It’s just so darling and shows that simple can be chic. Get it for only $37.99 HERE.

ModCloth - Fashionable Finesse Top

For a look that’s a bit more daring, the black Fashionable Finesse Top features perfect cut-outs and a hem of cascading blossoms that can be layered over anything. So if you’re looking for a layering piece to add a touch of wow to a basic tank or tee, this $79.99 top is for you. Grab it in black or red HERE.

ModCloth - Samba Showcase Top

Peplums are still so hot right now and they flatter every shape. The last three styles I’m drooling over (including this one) are peplum style tops. Featuring a beige satin lining, sheer lace on the back and shoulders with solid black side panels, the Samba Showcase Top is flawlessly chic day or night and a steal at only $26.99. Get it HERE.

ModCloth - To Quiche Their Own Cardigan

Peplum styles are not only reserved for classic tops, this darling To Quiche Their Own Cardigan features gossamer-sheer fabric, intricate lace accents, and delicate waist ties that ooze sophistication and femininity. Layer over just about anything for that extra touch of innocent sensuality. Get it for $54.99 HERE.

ModCloth - Dupont Circles Top

Last but certainly not least is the Dupont Circles Top, a sheer, black, sleeveless mesh overlay featuring both large and small polka dots, a classic round neckline and a relaxed peplum. Lined in a neutral fabric with deep V in the back, this $49.99 top is a definite must-have this fall. Grab it HERE.

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 NYC: Leg Resource Holiday Sample Sale

Once again its time to get your hands……legs on some great legwear at ridiculously low prices. Yes my dears the Leg Resource Holiday Sample Sale is coming up. It’s time to take advantage of this great sale. What do you say to getting designer socks, tights and leggings at prices that start at $1.00? Amazing, right? see all the details below:

The Leg Resource’s annual Holiday Sample Sale will be held on Monday, November 18th thru Friday, November 22nd at 7 West 34th Street, 10th Floor (Suite 1015-19).

As usual there will be lots of great deals and prices so get your cash ready. As usual, you MUST respond to them with the names of who will be attending to they can clear you with security beforehand to faster access to the sale. Send your names to

Fall Fashion Shopping with Redbook and Burlington

Fall is just around the corner and its time to get your wardrobe ready for the cooler season. Burlington Coat Factory teamed up with Redbook Magazine for an exclusive Fall Fashion Shopping event at the store’s Union Square location last Wednesday. Guests received styling tips from Redbook’s fashion editors, previewed what’s coming for fall 2013, enjoyed some great music, got 25% off their entire purchase as well as a free gift for the first 100 attendees.

I got the opportunity to sit down with Audrey Slater, Fashion Director at Redbook (pictured below) and pose a few questions about what’s impacting fashion and what’s trending for fall. See the questions and her video responses below

  1. What’s your typical workday outfit?
  2. What are this Fall’s must-have items?
  3. If you had to choose one must-have, what would it be?
  4. How do you forecast a trend at Redbook?
  5. Who or what is impacting today’s fashion trends? Be it economy, environment, etc? 
  6. Will convertible or multitasking fashion and jewelry be a continuous trend?

What are your must-haves for fall and what is influencing your purchasing decisions?