women's fashion

In The Mood For: White Dresses

From Jessica Chastain to Dianna Agron, I have seen a ton of celebrities donning white frocks on the red carpet these past few weeks. The little black dress is a classic, but the white dress is a fresh twist and every bit as versatile. Here are a few white dresses I found that will work for any of your social events this summer--with the exception of a summer wedding.

Shop the Look: Keds are a Must Dress, BB Dakota Jacynth / / Summer Concert Dress, Nasty Gal / / Date Night Dress, Dolce Vita / / Gatsby Inspired Dress, Nasty Gal // Day at the Beach Dress, C & C California

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Collections to Covet: Tata Naka F/W 2013

If Eric Damen is looking for more 1980's fashion inspiration to style the characters of The Carrie Diaries, he can turn to the shapely silhouettes and pastel hues featured in Tata Naka's F/W 2013 collection. Designing duo and twin sisters, Tamara and Natasha Surguladze have introduced a range of stylish ensembles comprised of over-sized tweeds and vibrant prints, that look as if they were plucked straight from Lisa Frank folders or the artwork of Picasso.

The Pretty Hearts Off-Shoulder Bow Dress reminds me a bit of Molly Ringwald's prom dress she made in the movie Pretty In Pink.

What do you think of the collection? If you want to add some of these pieces to your fall wardrobe visit the Tata Naka trunkshow via Moda Operandi going on now through April 4th, 2013.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Collections to Covet: Katie Ermilio F/W 2013

Recently, as I was looking through my emails, I noticed a trunkshow alert for a designer by the name of Katie Ermilio. Why have I not heard of this young woman? Well obviously I've been living under a rock to have not noticed her designs, because they are breathtaking. Ermilio's F/W 2013 is filled with tailored mixed separates and stunning dresses made for red carpet moments. Intrigued by her designs, I then read her bio, and two interesting things popped out at me: 1. Katie's grandfather was the designer of the iconic green jacket awarded for winning The Masters Tournament. 2. Her grandfather was the personal clothier to Grace Kelly.

Ermilio has also created a capsule collection for Barneys and it's easy to see that the collection has a very elegant lady like feel with a youthful energy. The collection includes several evening looks in bright colors and fashion-forward silhouettes. My favorite pieces are the Two-Tone Mermaid Gown and the Peplum Hem Skirt.

I would love to see Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried and Keira Knightley wear any one of these looks from the F/W 2013 collection on the red carpet.

What do you think of Katie Ermilio's designs?

Visit Moda Operandi for the Katie Ermilio Trunkshow. Going on now through April 3, 2013 at 11 PM EDT.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Collections to Covet: Baukjen SS 2013

If you are looking for easy, relaxed pieces in the freshest colors to liven up your wardrobe this spring, British brand Baukjen's latest arrivals might just be the perfect fit. The collection features an abundance of  lightweight fabrics such as jersey, chiffon and the very popular chambray. Hues of punchy peach, champagne and steel blue can standout alone or combine for statement making outfit color combinations. I love the styling possibilities for effortless looks that can easliy transition from season to season.

Here are a few of my favorites.

L to R: Elsa Shirt Dress; $179.00// Maggie Loose Tank, $65.00 and Jamie Pleat Skirt, $159.00// Sophia Sequin Jacket, $265.00//

Adding a pair of tights and a cute pair of boots to the Elsa Shirt Dress would create a chic look for fall. I adore the glittering bronzed Sophia Sequin Jacket. You can pair it with a skirt for an eye-cathing date night look or a pair of jeans for a dressed up casual look.

What do you guys think? Which pieces would you add to your Spring/Summer wardrobe?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Baukjen PR

Six Must Have Pieces for Spring From T by Alexander Wang

The weather is warming up and if you haven't started thinking about your spring wardrobe yet, T by Alexander Wang is just the collection to get you in the mood. If you love mixing up your look with basic pieces this is the collection for you. Relaxed and tailored pieces like cropped trousers, tank tops and boxy blazers are perfect for work or play. I love the pleated tweed trouser shorts--so crisp! The chunky hooded sweater would be perfect slide on for a cool night at the beach.

Here are six pieces to consider adding to your closet for spring.

L to R - Sleeveless Neoprene Dress with Collar, $350.00// Chunky Hooded Sweater, $295.00// Pique Twist Skirt, $160.00//

L to R - Shiny Crepe Trousers, $275.00// Linen Stripe Long Sleeve Tee, $110.00// Pleated Trouser Shorts, $255.00//

Which items are your favorites?

To view more pieces from this collection visit Shopbop

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

In The Mood For: Fall's Best Emerald Green Looks, Inspired by NYFW

Pantone selected Emerald green as this year's color of the year. Fashion Designers incorporated the jewel-toned hue into their fall 2013 collections in striking ways, creating many desirable looks. The runways for New York Fashion Week were filled with emerald green red carpet gowns (thank you Monique Lhuillier), jackets and accessories. These pieces were just waiting for buyers, editors and celebrities to scoop them up pronto. I have picked my six favorite fashionable emerald green ensembles presented at New York Fashion Week that I think are the must haves for fall.

Can't you just picture Jennifer Lawrence in this stunning sleeveless Badgley Mischka gown at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? I'd love to see Eva Mendes wear this Cushnie et Ochs dress with sexy cut-out details to the premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines. I think Rihanna needs to pick up this Altuzarra dress, it's completely her style.

I love the sparkling mini from Kaufmanfranco, I think Elle Fanning would look simply adorable in this flirty look. The Jill Stuart jacket is one of my personal favorites, a trendy, modern spin on a power suit perfect for the office or even date night.  Who wouldn't want to wear this long-sleeved belted, leather dress from Calvin Klein?

Which pieces are your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Style.com

Daily Deals: Express Women's Jeans Buy One Get One 50% Off, Max & Chloe Sweet Love Sale

Here are the best steals and deals taking place with your favorite brands right now. This list will be updated daily for your shopping convenience.

6 PM.COM: Pretty Pumps up to 75% off. Valid 2/8-2/10. Select Accessories and Handbags $35.00 or less!

EXPRESS: Now thru Sunday take up to $60.00 off your purchases. Use promo code 1061 at checkout. Women's jeans are Buy One Get One 50% off.

LUSH COSMETICS: Cute Valentine's Day Gifts!

MADEWELL: Free shipping and returns on all jeans. *Restrictions apply.

MAX & CHLOE: Sweet Love Sale! 15% site wide. Use promo code VDAYMC at checkout.

NORDSTROM: Women's Spring jackets under $100.00.

RESTORATION HARDWARE: Annual Bed and Bath Event! Save up to 25% for a limited time.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Up to 60% off select outerwear. Up to 40% off new contemporary markdowns.

VICTORIA'S SECRET: FREE Shipping and 2nd Day Express Delivery on orders of $100.00! Use code LOVEVS at checkout. Ends Sunday.

FLASH SALES:

BELLE & CLIVE: Fendi, Gucci, Prada boots, Ben-Amun jewels.

GILT: La Perla, Escada, DL1961

HAUTELOOK: Dolce Via, Chloe

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Daily Deals: Banana Republic Save 35% This A.M. Only, Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Here are the best steals and deals taking place with your favorite brands right now. This list will be updated daily for your shopping convenience.

BANANA REPUBLIC: Today Only until 11 AM! Exclusively Online take 35% off your purchase. Use offer code BRSAVENOW.

BLUEFLY: Three days of sensational savings! Buy More, Save More, starting with 30% off one item.

DSW: Last Day to take $5 off pumps and heels. Use offer code 483318200506.

KATE SPADE: Last day for the Surprise Sale! Save up to 75% off!

LOFT: Take an extra 40% off select full-price styles when you use code TAKE40 at checkout. ONLINE Take an extra 30% off sale styles. *Restrictions apply.

MY WARDROBE.COM: Final Clearance, everything 50% - 80% off. Free Shipping and Returns use code SS13USSHIP.

RESTORATION HARDWARE: Annual Bed and Bath Event, save up to 25% off.

TORY BURCH: Free standard shipping on Valentine's Day Gift Picks.

VICTORIA'S SECRET: Free shipping. Free Lacie V-day Panty with a bra purchase. Use offer codes SHIPBRA and FREELACIE at checkout.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Kate Upton's Sam Edelman Ad Campaign 2013

Seems those rumors of Vogue's Anna Wintour trying to ice Kate Upton out of the high fashion world are fading away as quickly as Rachel Zoe's fashion designer dreams. Upton has just been named the face of Sam Edelman shoes and will front the brands upcoming campaign.

The 20-year-old beauty has been fast-tracking her fashion career, grabbing the covers of Cosmopolitan's November 2012 issue and Vogue UK's January 2013 issue, not to mention, posing for a sportswear fashion editorial in US Vogue's November 2013 issue.

I love the black and white images. They have an Old Hollywood cinematic feeling that reminds me a bit of Anna Nicole Smith's Guess campaign from the 1990's. I am sure that's mostly due to Upton's sex appeal and fabulous curvy physique.

 

 

 

 

What do you think of Kate's Sam Edelman campaign images? Do you think she is a good fit for the footwear brand?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: WWD

Editor's Pick~ Melting Tights by URB Clothing

On one hand, I think these Melting Tights by URB Clothing are pretty fantastic and man do I wish I had a pair when I was in Junior High in the 1980's. On the other hand, I cannot help but think, it seems as if one might have just peed glitter down their legs?

I think that if you like to shock people with your fashion these are an accessory must have for your wardrobe! I can see Ice Skaters or Roller Derby girls wearing these as a bold and flashy part of their uniforms. If anything the color combinations are quite innovative and totally fierce. The rubbery texture of the melting effect is so realistic.

Select from hues like baby blue, bubblegum pink, neon green or turquoise for colorful looks. Edgier fashionista 's will opt for black, black and white combo or even glitter melting tight designs.

 

 

 

The tights start at $50.00 and vary with selected styles.

What do you think of these fun tights? Will you be picking up a pair today?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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