Monday, March 24, 2008

My Favorite little Crop Jacket

If your looking for a sweet and simple little jacket this Sanctuary jacket for Spring is exactly what you need. In an off white color this is a neutral that will go with anything!!! The fabric is eyelet which gives it a lot of fun detail. Check it out on the website for more details!!!


GREEN is the NEW Black

On the creative front, artists of fashion have long forecasted international trends in color, fabric and style. The latest movement to emerge is inspired by none other than our very own planet. Fashion has gone eco-friendly and the influence is spreading rapidly amongst the fashion elite and trickling down into mainstream America. The following are insights into this (hopefully on-going) trend.

Organic Fabrics – The idea behind organic clothing is to minimize the use of chemicals in the cultivation of fibers and to limit the contact of processed materials with the body. The basic difference between organic fabrics and non-organic fabrics is found in the nature of the fiber. Conventional fibers are subject to the synthetic chemicals used by farmers to deter pests and promote crop growth. Organic fibers are cultivated naturally and feature low-impact, plant based dying processes.* Organic fabrics are being used not only in many clothing lines, but in certain brands of linens and blankets as well.

Re-Usable Shopping Bags – One way that you personally can support the green movement is to eliminate the use of disposable shopping bags and carry your purchases in a re-usable tote! Fashion houses from Kenneth Cole to American Eagle are featuring trendy versions of the re-usable shopping bag. Contributing to the betterment of our environment while looking fashionable is truly a beautiful thing.

The Designer Band Wagon – Stella McCartney debuted her Spring/Summer 2008 line at New York City’s Fashion Week and wowed the crowd with her organic ingenuity. Promoting what they refer to as “responsible fashion”, designers such as Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein join McCartney in creating beautiful pieces at no cost to the environment. The eco-conscious element of the garments only enhances the style and substance of the pieces. High fashion circles are not the only ones who will be clad in organic threads, boutique designers such as Ogle and Stewart Brown (featured at offer affordable and stylish options in natural clothing.

Natural Beauty Products – The beauty business has long ago embraced the benefits of natural ingredients. Aveda launched a movement in natural hair care nearly thirty years ago, eventually expanding into the areas of skin-care and make-up. Recently, top make-up lines such as Smashbox and Bare Minerals have focused on natural ingredients that are safe and effective for both the customer and the environment. Burt’s Bees is an easy and accessible product line that featuring 99.1% pure and organic ingredients. The line offers a large array of both skincare and makeup products and can be found at local drugstores.

*(Information gathered from National Geographic Green Guide).

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring!!

Today is the First Day of Spring and I could not be happier. Although, I must say it does not feel like spring outside today. Since it is cooler here in Michigan still, I can't put away my long sleeves and sweaters and wear t-shirts and dresses. I can't wait for that first warm day when I can put on crop pants and a tee. It is going to be amazing! Even though it is not warm here, I still have Spring Fever and am craving all the new fashions for the season. I was reading the March issue of Lucky this morning and I am really excited about full skirts are still in style and cuter than ever. I love the flirty appeal of these skirts. They make you look chic and feel feminine paired with a tighter fitting shirt. Create a sassy and classic look with a tighter top tucked in and finished with a great pair of high heels. Right now I am obsessing the Soundgirl Pleated Skirt. A possible purchase after work? I think so!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Handbag Obsession

With Spring approaching I have been doing some shopping getting my wardrobe ready with bright colors and fun prints, but right now I am really excited about the latest trends in handbags. I have a slight obsession with handbags and clutches, after all, a girl can never have too many! A handbag is great accent to the most basic ensembles. You can really make your outfit stand out and become complete with the right handbag.

Lately, I have been looking for handbags that will be perfect for my vacation in the Dominican. I am really quite obsessed with this leather woven handbag with drawstrings. It will be perfect for Summer as well. I absolutely love it, and it comes in black and silver. I actually saw the same style bag in the March issue of Lucky. Only it was close to $200.00. has the same style bag for $75.00. That is amazing. I can look like a celebrity without spending too much money!

If you have an obsession with handbags of all types, check out to view their latest collection. Enjoy adding a little arm candy to your wardrobe!

One Stylish Gal

So Sara looked so adorable at work today I had to take a picture of what she was wearing...
Keeping it cute and casual Sara is wearing a pair of Paper Denim& Cloth Jeans in the Jayne style. These jeans have a bit of a wider leg and are a great pair of jeans for just about any body type.
On her top half she is wearing a Nick and Mo short sleeve cardigan (with a slight puff sleeve that is very IN for spring). Layering is still a great way to add more flare and color to an outfit so by pairing this cardigan with a little purple cami adds just a pop of color for a little extra detail. For her accessory she just added a fun green necklace, which catches the green detailing in the cardigan....Love this outfit!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Add a little sparkle

Looking for an adorable shirt? Please look no further...this adorable tank from Velvet would make a just about any occasion sparkle!