Sunday

Some More Spring/Summer Essentials

The cold has FINALLY left New York, everyone is walking around in their summer dresses and shorts, eating tasti d lite, coldstones, and PINKBERRY (my favorite!) Yet I look in my closet and what do I see? Sweaters, button ups, and skinny jeans galore. So I begin to browse the stores and the sites, on the lookout for chic and breathable summer clothes.

~~~MY SUMMER ESSENTIALS WISH LIST~~~
CUTOFF DENIM SHORTS
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Paper Denim and Cloth Cutoffs $60
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Or just buy some old Levi's and CUT THEM!

NATURAL-LOOKING (AND SAFE) TAN SKIN
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Jergens® natural glow Firming Daily Moisturizer
and
Jergens® natural glow FACE
Daily Moisturizer SPF 20
~Available in Drug Stores


GLADIATOR/GREEK SANDALS
have taken over hollywood
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Ashley Olsen in three of summer's trends: cutoff shorts and Gladiator sandals
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ld tuttle chaconne flat $302
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Belle by Sigerson Morrison Sinfonia Fisherman Sandal in Smokey Gold $209
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Twelfth Street Helms Roman Sandals in Navy $167
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Dolce Vita Seville Snake T-Strap $115
CLICK TO BUY

RAYBANS
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Aviators $89.95
CLICK TO BUY
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Wayfarers $99
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RED LIPS
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nars lipstick in red lizard $23
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BRIGHT COLORED BATHING SUITS
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J. Crew Solid french top $36
CLICK TO BUY
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J. Crew Tuxedo ruffle string top $40
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ANIMAL PRINT BATHING SUITS
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Marc by Marc Jacobs Le Tigre Swimsuit $158
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EVERYTHING ORGANIC
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Edun Casey Blouse in Natural Freesia $145
CLICK TO BUY
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Levi's Eco Organic Skinny jeans
CLICK TO FIND IN A STORE NEAR YOU

HIGH WAIST
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Cheap Monday jeans $65
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Grey Ant Carpenter Short $253
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Mara Hoffman miniskirt $176
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STRIPES
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Development Button Front Dress $248
CLICK TO BUY
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Striped denim empire cami $34.50
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L.A.M.B Side Snap Short $145
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Trovata Shoreline Tunic $122
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LITTLE WHITE DRESS
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Generra Belted white dress $185
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Graham and Spencer A line dress $285
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SILKSCREENED TEES
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Morphine Generation Short Sleeve Burnout Tee $88
CLICK TO BUY
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Beard & Bangs Constantino tee $62
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Loomstate King Fisher tee $62
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And SUN, SUN, and more SUN!!! Bring on Summer baby, I'm ready.
-Arianna
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Saturday

The Row

Pictures of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen' new Line of sheer tee shirts and barely there minidresses in lush fabrics have finally surfaced. The entire creation process has been very secretive, and the result is beautifully rich looking (and very Olsen-ish) clothing that costs an arm and a leg. The girls previewed the line at an exclusive Barney's New York party, and then kept the fashionistas of the world waiting with bated breath when they didn't even allow journalists to view the Paris collection preview a few months ago. The line will soon be available in high end department stores, with high end prices-$3,220 lamb-fur coats, $1,700 cashmere tuxedo jackets , $875 strapless dresses, $360 legging-style pants. Yowza. But $100 for a luxuriously soft and perfectly draped and oversized white tank top? I might do it, we'll just have to see about that.
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Earlier this year at a Balenciaga party, Ashley Olsen test drives a cropped navy and green plaid jacket of her design from The Row

Below are a few more pieces to tempt you.
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SEE THE REST HERE

++On another note, high fashion designer Stella McCartney is said to be collaborating on a line of premium denim with Paris-based denim label NOTIFY JEANS that will debut in summer 2008.

PLUS: loved Proenza Schouler's recent well-priced line for Target's Go International line? Word is out that another innovative high fashion designer is planning a line for the chain stores: Libertine. The edgy, rockstar worthy clothes, created by Cindy Greene and Johnson Hartig, are mostly made from reassembled vintage pieces with exposed stitching and raw edges, onto which the designers silk-screen nineteenth-century images (skulls, birds, leaves, Abraham Lincoln). The Target Go International line is sure to be interesting!
Looks from Libertines Spring '06 line
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That's all for now!
-Arianna
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*sources: fashionologie style.com nymag.com

Thursday

I'm loving...Prada Headbands and Bright Colored Sweatshirts

PRADA'S SPRING '07 SATIN HEADBANDS
If you followed Spring 2007 fashion week, or if you're an avid Mary-Kate and Ashley fan, you're sure to have seen the bright jewel-colored satin headbands/turbans from Prada, my current craving.
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A scary looking Sasha Pivarova in an emerald green version
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Freja Beja in purple
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Fashion mavens Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the first celebs to sport the interesting headware
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followed by their style-stealing friend, socialite Vanessa Traina (Novelist Danielle Steel's daughter)
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Of course, the real ones are $335 and have been sold out several times over (they are being re-stocked though)... and seeing as that would set me back much more than I can handle right now, I'll have to find a cheaper version.
At Barney's I bought a similar style headband in a gray, ribbon-ish material by Jennifer Ouelette...
But these satin accessories by Jennifer Behr, $128 (a bit more pricey) are practically identical to the famous fashion house's overpriced version.
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Let me know if you find any TRULY cheap versions!

I'M LOVING...AMERICAN APPAREL BRIGHT COLORED SWEATSHIRTS

At $40 dollars a pop, you can definitely afford to snatch up one...or two...or three. Or you already have a few and are just loving the new colors (like me!)

PICK YOUR FAVE COLOR!

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SERENE OCEAN BLUE
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LUSH FOREST GREEN
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CLOUDY DAY GRAY
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light
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dark

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BARNEY APPROVED PURPLE
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BLACK AS THE NIGHT SKY
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SUNNY DAY YELLOW
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***NYC STORE REVIEW***
Flying A
169 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
212-965-9090
flyinganyc.com

75 degrees on a Sunday in New York? What better to do than go Soho shopping with my bestie! We had done the rounds: APC, intermix, diesel, and some cheesy looking boutique in which i found a GREAT pair of super high waist jeans. We were on the lookout for some "cute boutique with a red sign" that my bff had stumbled on before and finally found it. FLYING A. I was unsure about it from the outside but we ventured in to get out of the heat.
The goods: an abundance of international brands that are simply adorable
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketFRANCE: Sonia Rykiel kitschy striped tees and nautical-style dresses, Petit Bateau tees, Maje Dresses
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNETHERLANDS: Yarn Unit tees, Gstar Raw Netherlands sweaters and jeans
Mads Norgaard Copenhagen striped tees and running shorts
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$109
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and good old
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Park Vogel Tees, Dresses, and Cashmere
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$85
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$74
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and the usual assortment of overpriced yet oh so luscious denim: Denim Birds, Paper Denim, Wesc, and Joe's

THEN, hidden next to the boutique-y brands were vintage blouses, dresses, coats, and TONS of boots
if you're in the NYC area, check it out and
let me know what you think!

-Arianna
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