Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FYI, Gilt Sunglass Boutique

While taking a quick break to catch up on emails, I decided to head over to my old friend Gilt to see what's on sale. They're currently having a sunglasses sale with three different designers featured. If you're looking for shades, Fabien Baron has some modern classics worth a glance including a plastic aviator and a wayfarer style (both $108).

The real excitement, however, is the Derek Lam optical glasses for $78. Take them to your eye doctor and get your prescription put in these, because they're cute, and you aren't going to find designer eyewear there for under $100. Purple, raspberry, and gray colored frames available.

Sorry for lack of photo evidence; working on a PC and grandma's confused.

Oh, and for my masochistic readers, they're having a Chloe sale, too. Beautiful florals, draping, colors--nothing under $200. No shoes though, so I'll sleep at night without buying something from this sale.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I want mono!

Click images for sources.

I don't know if this is something I can pull-off, but I'm oh so tempted.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shop It To Me Thursday

Loads of great items at ShopBop on sale now that I learned about from Shop It To Me. If I were in a buying mood (and looming bills have spoiled that for me somewhat), I think I'd have to get this Elizabeth & James Long Convertible Dress for $206.50. I would love to wear this all summer with a blazer thrown over and those Jeffrey Campbell lace up sandals I got.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Can't stop

I keep thinking about a pair of nude sandals, like two thick straps, with electric peach accents--you feeling me? Anyone have details of these shoes existence?

Monday, March 23, 2009

300+ and still shopping!

Wow, over 300 posts! Not too bad. For numero 301, I invite you to visit a new web site obsession of mine, Need Supply Co. Perfect name, too, because there's a lot here that I need.
I'm just saying. It's an incredibly well edited site, decent prices, and it may be where I found beautiful items such as these Jeffrey Campbell Asti shoes.
Of course, I couldn't help thinking of Stephanie when I saw these G-Shock Data Bank Calculator Watches.

And if these Short Arc Earrings were in stock, I offer my guarentee that they would be mine.
They have loads of great slouchy T-shirts, too, but I'm more drawn to these Free People Rugged Cut-offs--the perfect addition to my random collection of jeans shorts.
I love the color and the length...now if only the temperature would go above 40°F!

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's me, Amber

Listen, I know 95% of my blog posts are about Anthropologie clothes, but somebody's got to cover that beat, right?

OK so I got a little raise at work and I was thinking I'd go ahead and take a look, and Anthropologie usually makes me happy but rarely surprises me. But I actually had a couple of "what the...?" reactions last night.

For example:

"What the...?" right? But then you see them on the model and you're like "oh, ok."

And THEN, you see this dress and you're all like "How did Anthropologie get in my dreams??" and you go to the store to try it on even though your raise wasn't THAT big.Orquidea Dress: $228

Calling all A. Wang fans!

Rumi just posted wearing these. Are they the Alexander Wang sandals I posted about earlier? Mais non! They are Fringe Open Toe Boots from Forever 21 and they are $34.80. Yes, you read that correctly.

Who What Wear Daily

I like getting these in my inbox, and I like the featured trend (maybe a little behind the curve, but certainly still 'in'), but I can't believe they left Kate Lanphear unidentified.
Their image:

Their photo credit: Photos of Vanessa Traina, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, from Getty; Runway, from First View

From Who What Wear

Oh yeah; hey, Gucci!

Another hot Ideeli.com sale going on now? Gucci. I skipped over it because I thought it was sunglasses, but when I went back, I realized... it's watches!
I won't be getting anything, sigh, but I'd hate for anyone to miss out.

Gucci 107 Bracelet Watch LD $383 at Ideeli.com.

Ideeli, are you reading my mind?

Lately I've seen a ton of Pour La Victoire shoes that I've LOVED, but I can't part with the $300+ to make them mine. Luckily someone at Ideeli.com is feeling me, because they're having a Pour La Victoire sale now. Oh, Sabrina, Lilia, won't you be mine?

Pour La Victoire Sabrina $134 at Ideeli.com.
Pour La Victoire Lilia $74 at Ideeli.com.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Shop It To Me Thursday!

There are a lot of good items in my Shop It To Me Sale Mail alert, but many were still out of my price range.

ShopBop.com had a couple of super cute Alexander Wang pieces, including the Thermal Shorts that were all the rage.

Alexander Wang Thermal Shorts on sale for $130.90 at ShopBop.com.

While I dream of how comfortable I know these are, I still can't justify that price. (Easier than the original $187, but still not cheap enough.)

I really like this Marc by Marc Jacobs take on the classic trench--nice collar and tiger print--but at $369.60 (on sale at Bloomingdales.com), it's still a little too rich for my blood. Especially since I'm very happy with my collection of trench coats.

Finally, there's something about these Frye Billy Pull On boots that are calling to me. Maybe it's my Appalachian upbringing. At $187 I know they're a good price--nice cowboy boots can be expensive*--I still can't do it. Maybe you can?

Frye Billy Pull On Boots $187 at Tobi.com.

I'm going to investigate this Tobi.com. I haven't been on here much, but the sale section seems good. They have a couple of pairs of Melissa shoes for under $50!

Melissa Joy+Ah Oxfords $49 at Tobi.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not paying attention until now.

I haven't really been paying attention to the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection until I saw this fabulous, slim blue suit. I do not know if how it would look on me, but if I see it, I will be trying it.
Nitrolicious via Fashionisima

Srsly? She attacked her ex with a cat?

Project Runway’s Kenley Collins Arrested for Assault

3/18/09 at 4:00 PM

Project Runway’s Kenley Collins Arrested for Assault

Photo: Getty Images

Project Runway season 5 finalist Kenley Collins is in jail right now for allegedly using her cat as a weapon in an assault on her ex-fiancé, TMZ reports. Cops arrested Kenley at her Brooklyn apartment early yesterday morning, alleging she attacked her sleeping ex-fiancé with her cat, a laptop, several apples, and water. She has been charged with six crimes, including second-degree assault, third-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (would that be the cat?). It's unclear when she'll get out of jail. Kenley reportedly told the ex, "You're lucky ... it could've been a lot worse." Yeah, she could have tickled him silly with all those feathers she likes to wear on her head.

From The Cut

Bluefly! Always Bluefly!

Just saw this on Bluefly. Out of stock, of course.

Update: They have gray in stock, but I just can't bring myself to buy a $200 T-shirt even if I luuuurve it.


I hope you are among the lucky ones.

Sadly expensive.

Tag Heuer on sale on HauteLook, but they're still pretty darned expensive.

Tag Heuer Womens 2000 Aquaracer Watch $840.00 / $1400.00

I kind of really want these.

I don't know if they'll work for me though...maybe with my T by Alexander Wang racerback tank--I think it's long enough. I also got one of the T-shirt dresses in the same line, so maybe that?
Silence and Noise Shredded Leggings $38 at Urban Outfitters.

Celine, Donna Karan, Pucci Shoes On Sale

Ideeli is having a designer shoe sale! Choices are limited, but these Celine boots are pretty sick.
If I didn't just find the Sam Edelman's on eBay, I would probably be buying these. I'm not crazy about the top, but pair these with skinny pants--fierce.

Celine Short Boot $382 on ideeli.com.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I think I love you, so what am I so afraid of?

W.W.S.W? Who What Wear Daily put together the BEST What Would She Wear for MK Olsen.

I of course, freaked out about the shoes more than anything, but the entire ensemble is fabulous!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Someone has a case of the gimmes!

After The Coveted's review of the Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000, I found myself obsessed with the idea of a mini notebook.

This Acer Aspire One 8.9" mini would fit the bill nicely at $289.98 on Amazon.com. Sure, it's not designed by Vivienne Tam, but it's TINY, and I could take it EVERYWHERE. Bah.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Twittle me this...Or What I Would Buy Thursday

Yes, I just made up a word, but who doesn't when talking about Twitter? All those twits and tweets and RT @so-and-so.

Recently I took to my twitter page wondering if anyone would pay 5x retail for a pair of shoes that he/she was Obsessed with. I was thinking about this of course, due to the hunt for my white whale, which has left me like Ahab, drowning...in debt. I'm not complaining though, because I am a winner.

The only response I received was from a dear friend, KL Pereiera, stating she would if the shoes were Campers. I chuckled because we definitely had some nervous conversations about spending on those comfy kicks. I then though, however, that I haven't been in to Camper lately. After today's SaleMail, however, I see that I just haven't been looking very hard.

So in KL's honor, here are some awesome Campers shoes. I'm really thinking about getting the pelota sneakers with the black patent details as I had a similar pair that were pink and black, and I wore them until they literally had holes in the sole and were falling apart.

And of course, no KL-themed post would be complete without this.

Lucky Brand Jeans David Bowie T-shirt on sale for $22.50.

TONS of Campers on sale at Endless.com.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Le fringe

Another fantasy birthday item?

Behold, the Alexander Wang Alexis Fringe Boots. Available on the Collette eShop.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Oh, Tommy!

Photo of Kate Lanphear's massive Lanvin ring via Jak & Jil Blog.

Just call me Nikki-Two-Coats

I keep seeing people layering two coats. Is this an emerging trend, or are people just trying to stay warm? I've definitely gone out and about with two coats because it's cold and leather jackets aren't warm. Thoughts?

Via Cafe Mode

Anyone want to buy me a birthday present?

Helmut Lang on sale at Gilt.com for $428. They have some beautiful items, but I told myself I would only get a button-down shirt if they had it, and they didn't. See there? Will power.

Ok, color me obsessed!

I pretty much love all of the Elizabeth & James spring looks--have you seen the look book? I'm not crazy about the animal print, but there are definitely some pieces here that will one day be mine--or at least a similar H&M version will be mine. Click on the link above and flip through the whimsy at your leisure. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

And the trench!

McQ for Target trench I didn't buy. At $80 it isn't bad, so I may go back for it. Can't tell from the photo, but the fabric is fabulous. Can't comment on the fit...yet...

McQ for Target Suit

McQ for Target available today on Target.com.

Here's the suit I bought:

Just because.

Via Mode Man