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Union Square in Tortoise - Eyefly.com Women's prescription glasses $99

I’ve heard of the amazing designers deals from Bluefly.com , HauteCouture.com , StyleMint.com, and all the rest – but I have yet to find a great site that offers incredible discounts on popular designed and styled eyewear. Glasses are nearly a permanent accessory in my wardrobe because alas, my eyes are not perfect! Except for the occasional days when I decide to wear my contacts, I have a hard time finding a pair of glasses that goes with everything; and I certainly can’t afford buying multiple pairs of glasses to go with different outfits!

Glasses are expensive – period. Designer glasses – forget about it with my college girl paycheck! I was so pleased to find out that Bluefly.com, a site I frequent for their ‘up to 70% off select designer products and flash sales’, has now launched a similar platform site all about eyewear: Eyefly.com. They have popular styles for both prescription and sunglasses – for both women and men! The best part is this: they’re only $99! And that includes your prescription lens. At any optometrists’ shop you’re easily going to spend about that just on the lens alone….not even including the frame! I am pleased to share a couple of my favorite and most desired styles from their site!

Alexander Platz - in Bark - Eyefly.com Women's Prescription Glasses $99

Lexington Avenue - Red - Eyefly.com women's prescrition glasses $99

Route 66 - Turquoise - Bluefly.com Women's Prescription Sunglasses $99

P.S. They constantly are bringing in new styles – and selling out of super popular ones – so check back often for new styles! Visit them at EYEFLY.COM

A-line Dress Returns in Pre-Fall 2012 Collections

Pre-season Fall 2012 shows by Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Calvin Klein are showing a trend of A-line dresses with cinched waists. With the return of lady-like silhouettes and modern day style celebrities like Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, A-line dresses are a nice way to continue the expression of women’s classic fashions. I can definitely see Kate Middleton gracing us with her vintage inspired style by wearing out Monique Lhuillier’s black and white A-line frock. The thing I love most about this dress is the unique and visually appealing neckline; it’s a beautiful mix of a dropped circular v-neckline that really adds to the structure of the dress.  And of course you can see Calvin Klein’s signature minimalist styling with a small amount of texture to keep things interesting – this one’s perfect for the hour-glass shaped woman.

2 Reasons Why I Love the A-Line Dress:

1: It fits any girls body; curves or not, you’re going to be able to pull this off because the dress itself has body built into it. The curvy girl will feel comfortable wearing this because it allows for her waist to be shown off and then have the rest of the dress flowing with enough movement and structure so that she’s not showing off more than she wants to. The thinner girls will be happy to have body built into the dress because it will make up for their lack of curves and bring on a more lady like structure to their silhouette.

2: It can be worn classically in a vintage fashion by wearing it in a great floral or geometric print to go with different style decades; or it can be accessorized with modern touches to bring it up to date and even look fashion forward rather than even semi-vintage. Jason Wu’s dress (first on the left) is paired with a great leather belt at the waist and long black gloves to make a posh updated look instead of an overly retro knockoff.

Even though it’s a far way out – give or take 9 months – Fall 2012 is shaping up to be very lovely in the way of dresses with structure that still allows for flow.

Metallic Makeup Ideas

Very Avant Garde hairstyle! :)

I am really obsessed with the metallic trend. I’m really hoping it stays around for a while! So, i’ve shown you my favorites from TOPSHOP (don’t forget they are having their Free Shipping sale today for Cyber Monday! All day long!) and now I’m ready to show you some of my Pintrest finds on the makeup side of things! :)

Great look for a fun Holiday party! :)

Simple and minimal sparkle, but still on trend.

 

DIY: false lashes, smokey eye shadows, & little bit of sparkles!

Cyber Monday Deals

Here are some of my favorite Cyber Monday deals! :) Whether you get free shipping, a percent off, or a BOGO you’ll enjoy these fashionable finds for sure!

1: Shop: Topshop.com Sale: FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING at TOPSHOP.com all day long!

Why I love TOPSHOP.com: They are based in the UK but offer us fashionistas here in the USA some of their hottest trends and designs at reasonable prices! Lately my favorites in their shop are the metallics! Like you saw in my last post, they have a lot of fun sparkling, sequined, and shiny items!

2: Shop: 365Hangers.com Sale: 15% off

365Hangers.com 15% off coupon code: cyber365

Why I love 365Hangers.com: They collect all the  last sizes of the hottest dresses, tops, pants, and skirts from some of the most sought after designers. They offer the pieces at 75% off original price in hopes to help sell out the last sizes of great designs fast! This sale is even more incredible because you can be getting 90% off!!! Now don’t tell me that’s NOT a steal! Seriously amazing :)

3: Shop: BlueFly.com Sale: Everything is on Sale- up to 75% off!

Why I love BlueFly.com: They offer exclusive sales to their email subscribers (it’s easy to sign up and free!) of top designers on latest fashions. They often sell limited stock items that are flying off the shelves at full price – they have great deals at up to 75% off today!

 

“Settle Down” – Kimbra

Kimbra’s recent EP was released in the US on October17th, 2011. Since the minute her music started circulating here in the US, she’s been winning over the hearts of many new US fans! She’s a breath a fresh air for America with her funky collective style that brings together pop music, fashion, vintage, and sex appeal. One of her fans wrote on iTunes in a review, “There’s nothing hotter than a well dressed woman with impeccable style…she has quirky style,” (quoted: Robert Robbins on iTunes). It’s true, she knows how to blend the worlds of fashion with music just perfectly to surprise us all when we thought we heard it all.

Her look in this video is a modest sexy- something you all know I’m a fan of! She plays on the doll-look by having all the dolls in shelves behind her and she’s there with the cute curly hair, perfect skin, and girlish dress. Oh and then the little girls!!! Vintage beauty galore! I love that she used the younger girls and dressed them up as adults because I was able to identify with the emotions of being a young girl and always looking towards the future of being married, loving a husband, and raising a baby (which let me tell you I would NEVER name Nebraska- where did she come up with that?) Haha! Truely it was a well put together music video that had suprises for everyone – the mannequin, the dolls going up in flames, and Kimbra’s quirky dance moves. Gotta say, I wish I could dance like her – she’s confident in moving in ways that I’m sure could feel awkward compared to the way we normally move (ie walking, jumping, running – all pretty lame compared to Kimbra’s shoulder and arm dance-moves!) The fact is this: her style is unmatched in grace, beauty, and talent! I’m a fan.