2013-03-24

So today wasn’t a total drab weather wise. It is still quite chilly, which is normal around this time in the North East for Spring, but that didn’t stop me from stepping out to get a few outfit shots in. This look is perfect to transition in to spring. I can pair it with a leather jacket or a trench coat for the chilly weather.

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What I Wore

Printed Jaclyn Smith top from K-Mart (I purchased almost two years ago.) I love this top because the print is so fun. It looks great with skinny jeans or leggings. It can be worn with our without the belt and even opened with a tank top underneath.

Pants from H&M (purchased almost two years ago) I love the color of these pants. I struggle with the fit around the waist which is why I always wear these pants with a tunic.

Analyn Boots from Just Fab  I love the mixed texture of these boots. You have the snakeskin texture in the front and on the platform and suede in the back. I always get tons of compliments when I wear these boots.

Belt from Forever 21 (It came with a shirt I purchased years ago)

 

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We have been having some early spring like temperatures here in New York. It has been wonderful, but of course good things like 50 degree weather in February do not last forever. So in anticipation for spring and to get the #MySmarterCommerce conversation going today’s Arm Candy features handbags from brands such as American Apparel, Guess, Poppie Jones, Nine West, Elliott Lucca and Tignanello. All bags are under $100! Now that is smart shopping.

For the spring you want a variety of color. You want the bright and the bold, but a great pastel can take your all-white outfit to new heights. Don’t limit yourself to satchels either, check out the totes, clutches, crossSo check out the list below and happy shopping!

What handbags do you have your eye on for the spring season? Let us know!

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Yesterday I decided to try my luck and head to Target to see if I would be able to snag a few pieces from the highly anticipated Prabal Gurung collection. I loved the bright and vibrant colors from the collection as well as the prints. I decided to get to Target at 8am when it first opened. To my surprise, there was a small line outside (about 10 women). I waited in my car until they opened since the line was so short. As the gate began to rise the women literally ran underneath to run to the collection. I just shook my head in disbelief because there was only 10 people online. The Target that I went to (the location won’t be revealed lol) was practically empty. Some women were grabbing everything and just throwing it in their carts. I refused to act like an animal over clothes, especially since there was enough for everyone. Long story short I tried on about 15 items and left with four.

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I had my eye on all of the dresses but these two looked the best, especially the white! You can never go wrong with peplum and pointy toe heels are making a huge comeback. The print on the shoe makes it so versatile and I will be able to wear them with practically anything. I can’t for the spring.

Did you shop the collection? What did you get?

Another weekend has passed us by and some of our favorite celebrities were out and about looking AMAZING! This weekend it was all about white, prints, and bold colors.


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  • Solange is starting off the year right with this bold outfit. This is not something for those who are timid. This statement suit is paired with black and white sandals and a printed clutch has a very ethnic feel. Her fro and dark berry lip brings this entire look together.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith makes a double appearance. The monochromatic pink look shows she is getting ready for spring early. The white jacket is the perfect match for this power look. The shades add a bit of mystery, but you can tell she means business.
  • Angela Simmons followed suit literally in this all white number. The cobalt criss-cross shoes add just the right amount of color.
  • For Jada Pinkett Smith’s second look she paired a body hugging mustard color Victoria Beckham dress with a pair of python sling back pumps. The print is perfect for this dress. You could also go with cobalt here as well for some color blocking.

Who rocked it for you?

Hey ladies!

Memorial Day is quickly approaching and I know many of you have packed your bags and are on your way to Miami, Cancun, Myrtle Beach, Dominican Republic, or any other place with amazing weather during this time. Your Memorial Day outfits will probably be a bathing suit and a cover up-I know that would be my attire if I was surrounded by beautiful beaches.

In NYC it is supposed to be 80 degrees which is amazing. I just hope it does not rain! It has been raining constantly for the past few days and it’s a little depressing. So my fingers are crossed and prayers are sent up for beautiful weather this weekend. For those of us keeping it local, or any place that is not near a beach, here are some outfit ideas.

Memorial Day Outfit Ideas

Outfit #1 I love wearing skirts. Whether they are in bold bright colors, fun Aztec or tribal print, or even in great textures like lace, there is a skirt that fits everybody type and style. For Memorial Day weekend pair a solid color skirt with a fun printed blouse like the first look. Or pair a lace skirt with a simple tank. I would avoid dark/dull colors for this weekend, especially if it is sunny. Try a tank in a bright neon color. Last but not least pair a cropped top with a flowy printed skirt. If you are really bold, try mixing prints and textures.

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Outfit #2 I paired some neon printed shorts with a neon top. This look is not for the faint at heart. You have to be confident to pull this look off because it will definitely draw attention. If this is too much color for you, then perhaps pairing the shorts with a white t-shirt will work. You still get the impact of the color from the shorts, but you are more toned down up top.

Memorial Day Outfit Ideas

Outfit #3 Simple look for the t-shirt and jeans type of girl. Instead of jeans I paired the printed tank with polka dot shorts. If shorts aren’t your thing, you can easily swap them for a pair of your favorite jeans. I would rock the tank with a pair of distressed straight leg, skinny, or boyfriend jeans.

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Outfit #4 Last but not least, the collection would not be complete without a dress. Here I have two simple dresses paired with statement wedges and a statement necklace. The dresses are so versatile they can be dressed up or dressed down. If you want more comfort, swap the wedges out for a flat sandal. For a sportier look, pair the dresses with some converses or other casual sneakers.

These are only a few options. Hopefully the weather holds up!

Here are other items you could wear as well: printed dresses, maxi skirts, neon skinny jeans, sheer blouses, cropped tops, rompers and jumpsuits