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Sporty Spice

Posted in fashion by Dani on February 3, 2010

Good evening, sugar plums! While completing my previous post pertaining to City & Me’s Spring/Summer line, I stumbled across ADIDAS new line. The feature of the Spring/Summer 2010 season, adidas Originals has just launched its spanking new blue label collection called, “Originals A.039,”  the internal code for the Originals blue hue. Not only are these pieces playful but they are also bright and bubbly with fabulous flourescents and modern silhouettes. Just take a looksy for yourselves!

This outfit is fly from head to toe.

Oh, how I love these shoes! They are too cute! I would definitely wear a pair. The muted grey and lime green compliment one another incredibly well.

These two clothing articles could not look better together. This outfit is so much fun! I also love the gray pants along with the black and white striped suspenders. Layering? Uh-mazing! Haha.

I love how the stylist transformed a basic into something extra-ordinary.

Fascinating design.

The top of this outfit is very cool.

Just love the hard look, owing to the necklace chains.

Very cute... and just look at the embedded "77" in the front!

Very raspberry-y. Haha.

Have a splendid evening, honey bees!

G’night,

Dani

Photos from Style InTake

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Pretty in Pink

Posted in fashion by Dani on December 28, 2009

Mondo apologies, sugar plums! With all of the holiday decorating, mall shopping, and envelope stuffing, I lost track of last week and (sadly) thus my blog. No worries though! I hope that everyone had a terrific Christmas!

As New Years draws near, an overabundance of thoughts race through my head, including the perfect New Year’s Eve attire. Even if you’re spending the evening at home with a few close friends watching musical performances from the Top 40 in the swanky Times Square and gobbling popcorn (…, which sounds super cute and cozy to me), the night brings the opportunity to have fun with your wardrobe, ringing in the new year with sparkle, smiles, and style. Inspired by Emanuel Ungaro’s Spring 2010 RTW looks (Yes. I am in love with this line, but I can’t help it! Haha.), I styled the outfit below. Collages + Fashion = An unlimited amount of fun. Haha.

“Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” –Yves Saint Laurent

This outfit is my very first created on Polyvore.com!

1. Crumpet Sloppy Joe Cashmere Sweater ($322)– Due to its hue along with its simple yet chic assymetrical silhouette, I thought this sweater would make the perfect basic in almost any instance.

2. Unisex Ring ($20) – Once again, this piece of jewelry is both elegant but simple. I love to wear rings like these (solid and substantial) on my thumb for an edgy touch.

3. Charlotte Bag by Paul Boutique ($85) – This flourescent pink clutch is both bright and bubbly but also classic owing to its quilted design. FYI: This purse was actually the inspirational for the entirety of my outfit. I have a thing for quilted clutches and now (apparently) hot pink. Haha.

4. Hot Pink Pumps ($76.49) – Although matching shoes and bags do not stand as a steadfast rule for every occasion, it just seemed to work in this instance. Plus, from the bold shade to the razor-sharp shape, these pair of puppies are just too fiery to say no to! Haha.

5. Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal-Embellished Tiger Cuff  ($225) –  In keeping with Teen Vogue, animal prints are making everyday avenues into street safaris. As a result, who says that these patterns must merely be confined to your clothes and footwear? Why not your arm too? Haha.

6. Fortune Nail Lacquer ($2.80) – In attempt not to overkill on neon, I thought a splash of gold nail polish would be a subtle contrast to the rest of the outfit.

7. Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($72) Daisy by Marc Jacobs is my signature fragrance, so I just had to include the perfume in my very first style design. Haha.

8. Barry M. Dazzle Dust ($7.05) – Despite the fact that I am not entirely sure if this cosmetic item is blush, eye shadow, or lipstick, this color is just the thing to give your cheeks a slight pop of pink.

9. Sephora Colorful Mat Mono Eyeshadow ($5) – With several applications of this slate grey eye shadow, Sephora’s makeup would give you the ultimate smoky eye, which is ideal for any night on the town.

10. Armani “Eyes to Kill” Mascara ($28) –  Mascara is the cherry on top of a perfect face application.

… and there you have it: my earliest Polyvore style attempt. (Merci, PoVo.) So, what do you think, my loves? Yea or nay?

Have a fabulous evening, darlings! Four three more days until New Years Day. The anticipation is killing me! Haha.

Sparkle & shine,

Dani

BTW: I added some looks from the marvelous Olsenboye look book on the last post. Bursting at the seams with fun candy-colored pastels designs, these outfits are more than spring-ready (…, which I am so looking forward to. Haha.) and age-appropriate as well.

Drop TOMS, Not Bombs

Posted in fashion by Dani on December 2, 2009

Good afternoon, digital darlings! Sorry for the recent super speedy posts, but this week has been loca! Haha. Hopefully, things will begin to slow down towards the end of this week as they often do.  

As local malls become adorned with electric blue lights, faux cotton snow, the scent of pine, along with an extensive assortment of wrapping paper, one thing is becoming very clear: Christmas is fast approaching. You know what that means… time to start thinking about gifts to give to your loved ones on the 25th. Why not give one that looks dapper and makes a difference?

For the month of December, I will be implementing a column based off of  Chicago Social Magazine‘s article, “What Gives?” called, “What Gives? Wednesdays,” in which I will feature a new fashion forward cause every Wednesday. This week’s? TOMS.

Skimming websites on Sunday afternoon, I soon noticed a fad amongst not only fervent fashion bloggers but unassuming sneak peeps

too. Four words, folks: TOMS are the bomb. Not only do they reinvent the classic boat shoe, but this cool company also supports a very worthwhile cause, one that is unmistakable in their slogan–With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for one. Here are a number of my favorite pairs featured on their website. Want to visit the website? Click on a shoe below. TOMS away…

Aren't these simply adorable? I love the color contrast between the navy blue and the bubblegum pink.

These shoes are sick. They really make me feel like dancing! Haha.

The script on the shoes give it a cool, funky and artistic edge.

Who can resist a pair of splatter painted sneaks? ...and guess what? They're HAND painted!

I love the message on the shoe, "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." --Mark Twain (Aww... Haha.)

How cute and cuddly are these puppies! (Pun intended.) Along with being soft, these sneaks are bright and bubbly!

Glitter has the ability to make anyone happy. Haha.

Ooh... I just love the color, charcoal... and tiny animal print too.

Have a beautiful day!

Peace,

Dani