Fashion Jeans: Must-Have Denim for Under $100

Denim truly has become a way of life. No matter the season, denim jeans have become a wardrobe and fashion staple. Classic denim silhouettes are now fashion jeans, thanks to unique embellishments, washes, fabrications, silhouettes, and fits (yes there is a difference between the last two). Two fashion brands making some very fashionable strides with their take on classic denim are, East & Lo, and Flying Monkey Jeans. Both brands offer a variety of on-trend jeans you’ll love; all for under $100!

With jean styles ranging from vintage, to distressed skinnies, and the ever trendy boyfriend jeans, these denim styles are the perfect go-to for all occasions. Whether its brunch with the girl, or a hot late night date, start with your denim. While we always love our classic blues, if you’re looking for an edgier denim look, skip the traditional hue and go for a black or grey wash. You can’t go wrong when it comes to this trend-turned-staple.

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.

Color Coordination | Illamasqua Nails and ICU Eyewear Sunnies

There’s a huge trend going on right now which has everyone matching their nails to more than just their outfits. These days, you can rock nails that match your handbags, shoes makeup, or accessories. Since sunnies are one of the must-have accessories for summer, why not have them match your nail color? Think of the fun you can have. Illamasqua, a brand known for celebrating personality and individuality, and ICU Eyewear has several incredible colors that coordinate and compliment each other perfectly. Both brands have an amazing variety of colors, some of which are featured below – so many choices, it’s difficult to choose a favorite.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Alarm
ICU Crystal w/Wavy Temples Red

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Gamma
ICU Crystal w/Metal Temples Gold

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Harem
ICU Crystal Pink/Black

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Prism
ICU Crystal w/Outsides Spray

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Purity
ICU Black with Metallic Temples Pumpkin

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Superstition
ICU Modern Classic Red

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Swinger
ICU Retro Speckles Brown

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Venous
ICU Crystal Green

Luckily you don’t have to choose. Because ICU Eyewear is so affordable, you can mix and match several of the eyewear styles to your Illamasqua nail varnishes. With eyewear styles retailing for only $21.95, you can switch up your look all season long. 

FASHION MUST | Modern Lux Printed Leggings

I love that fashion is getting more and more adventurous and the rules of old are being broken. We’re seeing lots more bolder colors and prints appear in every segment of fashion – no longer are bold prints only seen in colorful Hawaiian Shirts. For 2013, one of the hottest and sort after trends are printed leggings – something that is moving right into Fall 2013. Modern Lux, a label made for the girl that wants to stand out and be different (everyone loves their cheeky tees and they have a cool young celeb following) has some great printed leggings coming to you soon.

Thanks to Modern Lux acquiring the Disney and Warner Brothers license, expect to see printed leggings like the above all-over Mickey Mouse, Superman and  more hitting stores soon so keep an eye out ladies.

Trend Alert | Cat-Eye Sunglasses are Back

Hey all you vintage loving darlings, the 50’s are back in an eye catching way. Retro sunglasses are simply the cat’s meow.  Cat-eye Sunglasses can make anyone look stylish and chic. They give your face an instant face-lift by drawing attention up and following the line of your cheekbones.

As the sun finally decides to make an appearance, it’s time to get some fun eye accessories. ICU Eyewear offers a multitude of colors and shapes of the cat-eye style on ICUEyewear.com, each under $25 a pop!  ICU Eyewear designs have revolutionized the reading glass industry with fun styles, bright colors and unique patterns at affordable prices so finding a pair or two for yourself is one click away.

Cachè Spring 2012 Collection

If I said the name Cachè among friends, stories of prom dresses and winter formals would immediately begin, I’m sure its probably the same for you. Though they’re known for their beautiful prom and evening dresses (like the Fringe Beaded Strapless Cocktail Dress and Vintage Chiffon Beaded V-Neck Gown with Faux Belt – yes the belt is actually crystals and beads sewn onto the dress – featured directly below), Cachè does have a sportswear collection.

The Cachè sportswear collection features a mix of casual and sophisticated separates that take you from day to night. Chic day dresses to stunning evening styles and special event picks. The collection combines comfort with stylish classic styles, boasts bold and exciting prints and rich textures that transition easily between seasons.

A few of my favorite sportswear pieces from the collection include the very chic Belted Orchid Printed Tunic with Crotchet Trim in the photo directly above, the Belted Scoop Neck Dress with faux leather belt at waist and neck featured below – a hanger doesn’t do it justice

and this Faux Suede Grommet Sweater Jacket – a great way to add a bit of edge to a clean simple look

Maybe its time to make a little room in your closet for a few more Cachè pieces.

Talbots Spring 2012 Collection

Like most of the shows I attended during fashion week, bright colors, florals and patterns are the main features of the very feminine Talbots Spring 2012. Mixing 60’s silhouettes with modern appeal, Talbots delivers a youthful collection with many looks featuring whimsical personality

In February, expect to see more organic colors – tan, green, navy, a touch of burgundy, with paisley and ikat prints making an appearance

March brings pronounced patterns like bold florals and stripes, dots, deep reds, pale pinks, full and pencil skirts and slim pants

While the latter part of the spring season features super bold colors – lots of brights are seen and mixed with one another

We also see color in accessories, not just typical color palettes but color-blocking, neutrals mixed with brights

So if you’re worried about what to wear this spring – don’t. Talbots’ Spring collection is full of colorful easy to wear that will compliment any wardrobe.