Posts tagged J. Crew

Daytime Dare — Hair Apparent

Listen up, Loose-wavesLinda! Hey there, SallyStraight-hair! You too, CurlyCathy! The time has come for you to accessorize your daily ‘do with more than shampoo and conditioner. Now, I’m not talking about going to Lady Gaga proportions. (I’m definitely not P-p-p-poker Faced about that dreadful purple beehive) I am just suggesting you consider a floral barrette, a sequined pin, a bow-bedecked handband—anything for a little head rush. Here are some gorgeous and grown-up styles that will have you looking more funky-fresh fashionista.

Her HatHighness Eugenia Kim has designed a diffusion line EEK! exclusively for Urban Outfitters. But in addition to toppers, Kim is also offering some quirky hair accessories. Though it’s not exactly suited for a big meeting with the boss, this orchid and chain hair clip is a fun mix of hipster and chicster. I love how the purple pops, but the black version is equally elegant. How perfect for a lunch with the girls!

For hair jewelry that is understated but still über-adorable, no one does it like American prep mecca J.Crew. Their headbands may have classic details like bows and rosettes, but they come in fun colors like acid yellow and haute pink for a look that is classic, but eye-catching. I am completely smitten with the “golden cluster” elastic. With its bold gold balls, it’s like a cocktail ring for your ponytail! And for the recessionista in all of us, J.Crew’s kiddie line Crewcuts has plenty of cute styles that could easily pass for adult accessories. Shhh…I won’t tell if you won’t!

I didn’t know a thing about Cara Accessories until my big sis brought home a ToDieFor white studded headband from the line. It was girly, but edgy—declaring to the world that its wearer was a lady…but one who could kick your butt! Well, after meeting the Nicole Richie of headgear, I had to know more. I got to Googling and found more funky stylings, like the beautifully blingy “Diamante” headband. With its rows of tiny rhinestones, its less Lil Kim’s “Lady Marmalade” and more Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

Even if you’re not an avid GossipGirler like moi, you probably still know that Queen B’s (played by the chic and gorgeous Leighton Meester) signature style item is the headband. Well, the designer that keeps Ms. Waldorf diving head-first into fab is Jennifer Ouellette. Ouellette, a celeb fave, has been at the top of the hair accessories class for a decade now, and her attention to detail shows in every piece. Barneys is the place for Ouellette’s playful, but ultra chic designs. How NYC chic!

For those chicsters who are already piling on the ponytail pizzazz, Forever21 is the perfect place for the latest and cheapest trends. Don’t be fazed by their half-dozen pages of hair hotness. Just start clicking! They have a mind-boggingly good selection of headbands, pins and barrettes all for under six bucks. I can’t wait to snatch up this $5 “zipper flower” headband with its cute gold details and rocker-chic red hue. Casual Fridays just got amped up a few notches!

All right, tartelettes! Don’t leave your locks waiting- get to hair-cessorizing!

XO,
Amelia

Daytime Dare: Rise and Shine

Step aside, Rob Pattinson! Move back, Stephen Moyer! There is a new Vampy Vixen in town and she goes by the name of Sequins! Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Where exactly is Miss Mimi_Style going with this?” But just let me introduce a little evidence.

1. Like the uber-undead, sequins appeal to the bold and daring. Sookie Stackhouse? Bella Swan? All shrinking violets should stick with the lowly mortals.

2. Sequins and vamps alike show sartorial sophistication in the inkiest of black. Talk about a fashion-forward fanger.

3. Most importantly, society has designated both the glitzy fabric and the aforementioned blood-suckers as creatures of the night.

Numbers 1 and 2, I can live with.

But numero tres? Beyond out-dated. Why must we continue to sequester our sequins during daylight hours? Like “True Blood’s” Bill Compton, sequins long for the warmth of human companionship.

That glittery tank that only gets seen “In Da Club” is begging to slip under a blazer and hit up the office. Tame down a sequined skirt with a classic cardi. I L-O-V-E J.Crew’s wide variety of oversized boyfriend styles. And those shine-sexy short-shorts I mentioned in “Get Shorty” just need a basic tee to take them from naughty nighttime to daring for day.

So Tartelettes, take a chance and break out those sequins before dusk.

XO,
Amelia

A Shore Thing!

On your next jaunt out to the seaside with friends get stylish in accessories fit for the sea. Whether on the deck or at brunch, these nautical-inspired fashion pieces are definitely on the summer must list. Complete your retro look with a no-fuss hairstyle like beach waves & a coat of tarte’s lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara. Then turn up the volume to the perfect beat—Sloop John B by the Beach Boys and sail away.

xo,
Kristin

Finally, My J.Crew Ponte Pants

The funny looking Jodhpur pant is all over this year’s runway and leggings have become a bit too …well, blah. At last, the perfect in-between that has it all, the J.Crew Jersey-knit (Ponte) pant. Then in good fashion, Vogue features this sleek black ankle pant and there it appears– the dreaded waiting list. I hopped online first thing in September (ordering 2 sizes to make sure at least 1 fit) and finally on the last day of November they arrived. It was well worth the wait they are everything I wanted them to be: slim, midweight, yoke details on the inside of the legs, and the perfect gold exposed-zipper up the back. They look amazing day or night, with a patent flat or a 4-inch pump. I wore mine out on the town with a hammered satin top, over-sized jewels, and killer heels. Their ease and versatility dub them this season’s must have staple!
-Kristin

San Francisco & Shopping

05/11/07

~Maureen and I just got back from our business trip to San Francisco yesterday…so I’m a little out of it today. The trip was good though, especially since we had a little downtime to do some shopping. I don’t know what it is about getting out of your own city—all the stores in SF were the same, but all of a sudden it was like a new world of shopping! I think we both did a little damage (I’m wearing some of the spoils today) but I redeemed myself by picking up a pair of Phil’s favorite summer shoes at J.Crew. So it wasn’t completely selfish. -alexis