Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rachel Bilson Style Under $100

I've been a Rachel Bilson fan since her days as Summer Roberts on The O.C. Unfortunately it's been awhile since we've since Bilson on the big screen, she's always photographed wearing ensembles that look cute and comfortable. I like that she's trendy while still wearing things the everyday girl would wear. I'm vacationing in Manhattan right now and I could definitely see myself wearing an outfit like this while out shopping on Soho.

Pair the items below with a big chocolate brown bag and your favorite sunglasses...

American Apparel
Unisex Viscose Sexuali Tank
$24 (not available in stores)
Juniors' Exhilaration Denim Skinny Jeans

It's tough finding a vest like Rachel's. It's hard to tell exactly what fabric it is made out if in the picture, but it looks like it's made of black denim. The stitching makes it unique. This isn't a match of Rachel's, but it is double breasted and reasonably priced.

If anyone finds a better version, please let me know!
Charlotte Russe
Double Breasted Vest

Blowfish Maraposa Sandal
Originally $42, on sale for $32

Monday, July 21, 2008

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Buys

I went to Nordstrom today to check out what they have on sale.

I really like the fit on these Citizen jeans and they're a Nordstrom exclusive. The dark denim wash is great because you can dress them up or down and I like the new design on the back pockets. They have just the right amount of stretch.

$129.90, After sale $180 (That's a little over 25% off)

Most of the girls at my gym wear these Nike Tempo shorts. The weird color combinations are usually what's on sale, but these are classic black and white. I think these are the most comfortable running shorts and they are the only shorts I run in now. They have a built in lining with a small pocket inside to hold your house key.

I think they run a little big so if ordering online, order one size smaller.

$17.90, After sale $28

Nordstrom has quite a few pea coats on sale, particularly in the B.P. (juniors) section. I tried them on and decided they're not practical for someone who lives up north. While they come in vibrant colors like mallard green and patterns like houndstooth, they simply aren't thick enough to keep you warm if it's freezing out.

I suggest you pick up the Kenneth Cole Reaction Pea coat in winter white. Winter white is so classic and a nice change from the typical black pea coat. Plus the sale price is a discount of almost one third!

$98.90, After sale $148

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Headbands... Not For Little Girls Anymore

Headbands are great. It's too drying to wash my hair every day, but a headband allows me to pull back my greasy bangs while looking polished and put together. While headbands started before Gossip Girl aired, I credit Blair Waldorf with showing us that headbands with bows aren't just for little girls.

Here's a few from Forever 21
They range in price from $2.80 - $3.80

Claire's Accessories

Monday, July 14, 2008

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Alert

I'm not usually a fan of department stores, but Nordstrom is one of my favorites. They have the best cosmetic counters around and I find that their B.P. brand (geared towards juniors) is pretty good quality.

While other stores have their summer wear on sale, the Nordstrom anniversary features fall wear. The sale starts Friday July 18, in stores and online.

Can't wait to see what's on sale? Check it out their preview catalog here.

See page 8 for an adorable bright red pea coat by Ambition on sale for $57.90 (originally $88).
See page 38 for the Juicy Couture "Spence" watch. I like the mother-of-pearl dial and crystals. It's on sale for $166.90 (originally $250)
See page 47 for 7 For all Mankind high waisted jeans on sale for $125.90 (originally $191)
Long cardigans are still in this fall. See page 49 for by Jack BB Dakota, which is only $35.90!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nice & Nautical

I had so much fun wearing my cute lil sailor girl outfit and now I get to dress like a less scandalous sailor girl now that the nautical look is so in. Check out my fab nautical finds below:
I love the gathered waist with the tie on this dress. Pair this with some red shoes or a red bag.

Isaac Mizrahi Striped Scoop Necked Dress

Carry your money an credit cards in this sailing inspired wallet.
Urban Outfitters
Loop Sailor Checkbook Wallet
Originally $36, On sale for $19.99

While at Urban Outfitters pick up this adorable necklace.
Urban Outfitters
Nautical Charm Necklace

Down south where I'm at it is so hot that we live in our short shorts. Check out these sailor shorts.
American Eagle
Denim Sailor Shorts