Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why Don't You...?

…accouter yourself in Red Carter’s Chameleon Bikini, dial up a bunch of your besties, and spend the day racing through the lawn sprinklers?

…spread out a thin blanket in your front yard, lie down on your toned tummy, and while the afternoon away flipping through pages of Nabokov’s Lolita or Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides?

…step out of your Sergio Rossi Disk T Strap Wedge Sandals, set up a bubble machine, and dance with a cute boy as iridescent bubbles rise and pop around the two of you?

… open all the windows in your bedroom, toss your blankets on the floor, and catch some zzzz’s atop nothing but cool sheets?

…style yourself in a flirty frock a la Rebecca Taylor’s Strapless Dress, teeter off to the nearest playground in your Jeffrey Campbell Take Draped Wedge Sandals, and swing your cares away? As Jimmy Buffett once said, “Life is just a tire swing…”


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.

Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Gianni Bini Louisa Dress for Less

Darlings, to the left you will find Gianni Bini’s luxurious Louisa Dress; to the right you will find the Navy I Do, Navy I Don’t Dress from Lulu*s.

While the Lulu*s lovely is constructed out of a blend of cotton, polyamide, and spandex, as opposed to the stretch sateen which makes up the blissful Bini offering; for a mere $69.00, as opposed to the $148.00 required to bring the ravishing Louisa home, it is every bit as stunning – and sure to cause a stir with the entire Seventh Fleet!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Gianni Bini, or be thrifty and spring for Lulu*s?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Dillard’s and Lulu*s for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.

Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Play It Again, Sam

A Summer Wasting - Belle & Sebastian
The High Road - Broken Bells
Umbrella Beach - Owl City
Melt - Nicole Simone
Smile On - The Anthems
NYC Moves to the Sound of LA - Funeral Party
Boy With A Coin - Iron & Wine
Boys Boys Boys - Lady Gaga
Womanizer - Britney Spears
All I Want - LCD Soundsystem

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.

Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Steals: Kenneth Jay Lane Enamel Giraffe Bangle on a Budget

Kitty cats, to the left feast your eyes upon Kenneth Jay Lane’s enticing Enamel Giraffe Bangle; to the right take a gander at Forever 21’s Giraffe Love Bracelet.

Though the Lane lovely proffers more goldtone embellishments than the irresistible Forever 21 gem; for just $7.80, in comparison to the kitschy $115.00 asking price of the Kenneth piece, it is every bit as capable of adding a splash of animalistic wildness to one’s wardrobe – at a price that’s right for everyone!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this sultry Sunday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Macy’s and Forever 21 for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.

Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Shiny, Happy Wardrobes…because the fashionista’s little black dress is synonymous with the artist’s blank canvas – a fresh beginning for creating fabulosity; Bright Young Things is hoping you do precisely that. One little black dress. Three hundred sixty-five days. Let your imaginations run wild! How will you style yours, my loves?

Truffle My Feathers…because the glamorous gal isn’t the only one who can benefit from a petite sweet every now and again – so can your garden. Fashioned to look like scrummy chocolate truffles; Moulton’s Garden Bon Bons come wrapped in the very same type of gilded packaging as a box of true chocolates – with the added bonus of making either Herbal Tea or Italian Herbs pop up in your garden in a few short weeks! Darlings, how does your garden grow?

Charmed, I’m Sure…because no girl should leave home without a petite pendant necklace with the power to captivate, mesmerize, and launch potential conversations with cute boys with a single glance; just ask Gina Cartwright, the designer behind Charmed Circle. Birdcages, Time Capsules, and coming soon, the signs of the Zodiac. Trust me, kitty cats; no one will be able to resist.

Pretty, Pretty Passports…because you are not the only one who should be dressed to the nines during your travels abroad; your passport should look just as magnifique as you…and now it can. Narwhal Co. crafts pretty, pretty Passport Covers out of refashioned neckties so that your travel companion can look just as chic as you. Where will the two of you be heading this summer, dolls?

City Girl…because you can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl – or out of her accessory collection. MAPTOTE understands that. The brainchild of Rachel Rheingold and Michael Berick, MAPTOTE creates chic carryalls all of which are screened with maps of your favorite locales – from Brooklyn and Cape Cod to Paris and Los Angeles. Where will your tote take you today, lovers?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway for your chance to win Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper.

Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

C'est La Vie Giveaway Winner

My loves, the Fourth of July is just around the corner; and while ruffled rompers, sinewy sky-high wedge sandals, oversized sunnies, a harem of cute boys, and savory side dishes are all par for the weekend festivities, they are not the only prerequisites for having the time of your life…an oversized tote ideal for carrying everything from swimsuits to summer reads is also a necessity – and now one (1) of you fabulous fashionistas has the chance to take the absolute perfect one home via Ella Fly’s C’est Chic Tote. Congratulations to…

…Rosemary of NYC, Style & a little Cannoli! Be prepared to forever turn heads with this chic carryall dangling from your shoulder, darling!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Thank you to the winner, and to everyone who entered Café Fashionista’s giveaway!


Fashionably yours!


Thank to We ♥ It for the picture.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway

Darlings, there comes a time in every girls life where she will find herself at odds between dark and light, good and evil, and, most importantly for the glamorous gal’s ever-burgeoning wardrobe, black and white. Now, however, you do not have to worry about choosing between a crisp ivory hue or a midnight noir shade; with Lovely Day’s Black Ivory Stripe Ruffle Drawstring Short Romper, you can have both. And now one (1) of you fantastic, fashionable femme fatales will be taking this very piece home!

To Enter the Black and White and Fabulous All Over Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating your romper size (Small, Medium, or Large) between now and Friday, July 9, 2010 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating your romper size (Small, Medium, or Large) between now and Friday, July 9, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating what your romper size (Small, Medium, or Large) between now and Friday, July 9, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

And yes, this Giveaway is open to everyone – U.S. or International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to AMICLUBWEAR for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Guest Post at Silver Lining!

Kitty cats, eager to learn what Cafe Fashionista has on her agenda this summer? Float on over to my beloved Sylvie's blog Silver Lining to check out my Guest Post The Jet Set, where you'll learn more about my dream destination, the luscious looks you'll find me in during the next few months, what's on my summer music and reading list, and the number one beauty item a girl should never leave home without!


Fashionably yours!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Badgley Mischka Randee T-Strap Sandal for a Steal

Darlings, in the left corner you’ll find Badgley Mischka’s refined Randee T-Strap Sandal; in the right corner you’ll find Bakers Footwear’s fabulous PETALS.

Though the heel of the PETALS pretty is ever so slightly higher than that of the magnificent Mischka; for a mere $59.99, as opposed to the $200.00 required to make the Mischka’s your own, they are every bit as stunning, stylish, and covetable as their haute couture counterparts. And they’re available in four saucy shades – red, gray, beige, and black evening!

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Endless and Bakers Shoes for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why Don't You...?

…drape yourself in Tibi’s Ruffle Back Cami Dress, slip your tootsies into KORS Michael Kors’ Claudia Suede Platform Clogs, and take the dog out for a walk? Darlings, walking the dog is as glamorous as you make it!

…invite everyone you know over for an impromptu backyard barbeque? The catch, my loves, is the menu – no hot dogs or hamburgers allowed; today you’ll be grilling pineapples, pears, peaches, bananas, plums, and apples, and topping it all with ice cold whipped cream and sticky molasses!

…put on Joie’s Mikko Jumpsuit with Belt, grab a gaggle of your girlfriends, rent a cherry red convertible, and spend the day cruising along the coast? Don’t forget to make the requisite stop at a roadside diner for something greasy!

…forgo a sleek style for the day, and allow your hair to remain in its wild, untamed state? As Kristen Kreuk once said, “I love having messy hair. I put in a lot of effort to have it look as messy as possible.”

…slip into Parker’s Floral Cami Dress, find a cute boy, and spend the day romping through an arcade together? Just remember, kitty cats, you, and only you, should come out the winner of any game the two of you elect to play!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ‘Cause I’d Rather Waste My Life Pretending for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Roberto Cavalli Side-Slit Dress for Less

Kitty cats, in the left corner we have Roberto Cavalli’s stunning Side-Slit Dress, the very same one seen gracing the form of Transformers star Megan Fox; in the right corner feast your eyes upon ASOS’ Diamante Hoop Split Front Maxi Dress.

Though the ambrosial ASOS piece isn’t as…revealing as the chichi Cavalli creation; at just $76.09, in comparison to the over-$3,000.00 asking price of the foxy original, it allows the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three shades – navy, teal, and coral – without going over the limit of her beloved AmEx!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ASOS for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Play It Again, Sam

Congratulations – MGMT
He’s Not A Boy – The Like
Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
Lover of Mine - Beach House
Fembot - Robyn
Here In Your Arms - Hellogoodbye
Too Afraid to Love You - The Black Keys
In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Steals: Christian Louboutin Bridget Strass Pumps for Pennies

My loves, to the left we have Christian Louboutin’s blinged out Bridget Strass Pumps – the very same ones seen gracing not only the tootsies of Carrie Bradshaw (aka Sarah Jessica Parker) in Sex and the City 2, but Olivia Palermo, Scarlett Johansson, and Leelee Sobieski, as well; to the right we have Dollhouse’s Tano Sandal.

Though the tempting Tano lacks the strass heel seen in all of its blazing glory upon the Louboutin lovely; for the low price of $59.95, in comparison to the $3,325.00 price tag of its couture cousin, it is just as glamorous, and leaves room to splurge in other areas of your fashion-forward existence!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Endless for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Take A Pique…because a multifaceted marvel with the ability to transform from day to night with the mere addition or subtraction of accessories is an absolute necessity for the glamourous gal’s summer wardrobe; no piece does it better than American Apparel’s Pique Cross-Front Jumper. Belt it, layer it, wear it to a summer music festival, or for a Sex and the City-inspired girls night out on the town – just don’t forget to buy it in duplicate! I’ll take a size Small in every single color, s’il vous plait!

The Hungry Hippie…because no girl should ever leave home without a snack that is every bit as free-spirited, bohemian, and whimsical as she; now you don’t have to. Tuck an organic yummy from One Lucky Duck into your handbag before a day of shopping with the girls, and pop a piece in your mouth for a one-stop bite to bliss when you find yourself struck with fatigue. Which One Lucky Duck offering do you feel compelled to devour, dolls?

FEED Me…because saving the world while indulging in a satisfying shopping spree is every fashionista’s dream; and Lauren Bush’s FEED bags, bracelets, and bears allow the saucy spender to do just that. Buy something fabulous; feed a child. How can you resist?

Wheel of Fashion…because no ride is complete without a few c’est magnifique touches to make one look and feel more glamorous than they already are. With Beatrice Holliday – Wheel Cute Couture – simply select from a wide range of baskets, handlebars, and seat covers for your cruiser, and ride off into the sunset in true style!

Lady Luck…because who needs a name necklace when you can have a petite initial pendant flanked by an array of crystals and treasure trove-like charms like the ones from Lady Vanderbilt dangling from your throat? Of course the Miss Initial E piece is calling my name; but how on earth is one expected to resist the lure of the Pink Platform Pump or Golden Fish. Tell me, my loves, which Lady Vanderbilt beauty has your name written all over it?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ShopBop for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Summer of Love Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Frankie’s on the Park.

Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Beauty and Brains Giveaway Winner

Kitty cats, looking stylish underneath your fabulous frocks and summery short shorts, or simply when you’re lounging around at home is something that can make any girl feel like a sassy starlet channeling true Old Hollywood Glamour; and now one (1) of you lovelies has the chance to do just that with a mixed bag of marvelousness from Smart & Sexy. Congratulations to…

…Alicia of wholesomefashion! Now you can officially ring in summer in the most smart and stylish of ways, my love!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address, and size (34A, 34B, 36B, 38B, 34C, 36C, 38C, 40C, 42C, 36D, 38D, 40D, or 42D) to claim your prize.

Thank you to the winner, and to everyone who entered Café Fashionista’s giveaway!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer of Love Giveaway

Dolls, summer is simply incomplete without a little love sprinkling the sultry, sweltering days. Preferably love from a cute boy intent on wooing you with strolls on the boardwalk, dripping ice cream cones in hand; day trips to the county fair with multiple rides on the ferris wheel and funnel cake and cotton candy for dinner; afternoons of splashing one another in crystal clear pools of water; and aimless drives along the coast, the wind blowing in your hair, mix tapes blaring from the radio. But before you can even think about love, you must be in possession of a hippified accessory that takes you back to the free-spirited, loving days of Woodstock. An accessory like the Sunburst Hoop Earrings from Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 line.

Surprise, surprise my loves; Café Fashionista has teamed up with Frankie’s on the Park, the ultimate shopping destination for preteens, teens, and fashion-loving women of all ages! Frankie’s on the Park is a one-stop boutique combining well-known brands and new breakout designers, to bring you casual basics to party-wear and everything in-between; not to mention an ever-changing mix of jewelry and accessories - perfect gifts for girls of any age! And now they are bringing one (1) of you glamorous gals a pair of earrings destined to make you sparkle this summer!

To Enter the Summer of Love Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, visit Frankie’s on the Park and choose your favorite piece.

For two (2) entries become a fan of Frankie’s on the Park on Facebook; become a Follower of the Frankie’s on the Park Blog; Follow @FrankiesChicago on Twitter; or Subscribe to the Frankie’s on the Park Mailing List.

For three (3) entries, leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite Frankie’s on the Park item is between now and Friday, July 2, 2010 at midnight PST.

For four (4) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite Frankie’s on the Park item is between now and Friday, July 2, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For five (5) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite Frankie’s on the Park item is between now and Friday, July 2, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

Please leave separate comments for each entry.

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, July 3, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian Residents!

In the meantime, enter coupon code “lovefrankies20” upon checkout, and get 20% off your order!



Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Frankie’s on the Park and Singer22 for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Multi-Buckle Wedge Booties for a Bargain

Dolls, to the left you’ll find Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony’s Multi-Buckle Wedge Booties, the very same pair that has been sold out since before they were so much as available to the public; to the right, you’ll find Dollhouse’s daring Alley Ankle Boot.

While the Dollhouse offering is constructed out of manmade, synthetic materials, in comparison to the true leather of the Sevigny stunners; for just $56.95, as opposed to the $625.00 price tag of the originals, they are every bit as essential for the footwear collection of fashionista’s of all ages – and far more attainable than their Opening Ceremony counterparts!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Opening Ceremony, or be thrifty and spring for Dollhouse?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Endless for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Why Don't You...?

…paint each toe a different bright, colorful shade, and have a rainbow party on your feet? As the saying goes, “Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.”

…style yourself in Torn by Ronny Kobo’s Emily Romper, take the hand of a cute boy, and get lost strolling through an aquarium? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, my loves, is to make up crazy names for each and every fish that you set eyes on!

…carry colorful miniature umbrellas in your handbag and drop one into any and all drinks you indulge in? After all, if you can’t go to the tropics, why not bring the tropics to you, right darlings!

…set up a petite paddling pool in your front yard, shimmy into Juicy Couture’s Color Bloom Bikini, plop Bop Basics’ Braided Raffia Sunhat atop your head, and spend the day soaking your tootsies and sunbathing?

…put on your prettiest Thread Social Rainbow Stripe Dress, arrange your hair just right, spritz yourself with Chanel No. 5, and…go to bed? You never know who you’ll meet in dreamland, dolls; you want to look absolutely stunning for the occasion!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to 'Cause I'd Rather Waste My Life Pretending for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: R13 Moto Vest for Less

My loves, on our left we have R13’s bad to the bone Moto Vest; to our right we have bebe’s luscious Leatherette Moto Vest.

While the bebe beauty is a sassy Strawberry Whip shade, as opposed to the Dirty White hue of the rugged R13 piece; for a mere $39.99, in comparison to the $978.00 asking price of R13’s Moto marvel, it is every bit as fabulous, and allows the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three colors – strawberry whip, black, and dark khaki!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for R13, or be thrifty and spring for bebe?

Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Barneys and bebe for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Play It Again, Sam

True Affection - The Blow
The Difference Between Us - The Dead Weather
Strut - Adam Lambert
Ghost Pressure - Wolf Parade
1901 - Phoenix
Summerboy - Lady Gaga
Heaven and Earth - Blitzen Trapper
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Who You Gonna Run To? - Solid Gold
Piece of Me - Britney Spears

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nubia's Nonsense for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Steals: Halston Heritage Stripe Lurex Pleated Cocktail Dress for Less

Kitty cats, to your left you will find Halston Heritage’s haute Stripe Lurex Pleated Cocktail Dress – the very same piece Sarah Jessica Parker wore while playing everyone’s favorite fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in the film Sex and the City 2; to your right you will see Go Jane’s Tiered Accordion Pleat Tank Dress.

While the shade of the jazzy Go Jane number is slightly less electrifying than the Halston Heritage original, and lacks the shimmer of the silver threading; for just $32.80, in comparison to the $435.00 price tag of the Halston hottie, it is every bit as glamorous – and leaves you room to pick up one in every color...coral, black, turquoise, and jade!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this saucy Sunday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22 and Go Jane for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Intergalactic Glamour…because a girl’s accessory drawer should be full of pieces that are just as out of this world as she is; the pretties from Lola and George offer precisely that. Wire and Swarovski Crystals come together to create luscious baubles unlike any you have seen before that will leave jaws dropping in your wake. I believe the Neptune’s Daughter Ring is currently calling my name; which one is calling yours, dolls?

Talk to the Hand…because vocalizing how you’re feeling is so last season. Let your fingers do the talking with in the mood, a nail polish that literally changes colors to reflect your current state of mind. How are you feeling today, my loves?

Queen of Hearts…because summer simply isn’t summer without a pair of inexpensive glasses in the shape of hearts, like Fred Flare’s Sweetheart Sunnies. Unleash your inner Lolita, lovers!

Stop in the Name of Cupcakes!…because no girl should deprive her sweet tooth – even in the midst of bikini season. CupcakeStop serves up handmade, one-of-a-kind cupcakes in a multitude of sizes and flavors – I’ll take White Chocolate Raspberry, S’Mores, and Chocolate Caramel Pretzel. Which CupcakeStop flavor is making you stop in your tracks, kitty cats?

Have Rope, Will Travel…because being broke is no excuse to spend the summer sitting at home. Gurkees Rope Sandals give you the chance to travel the world merely by slipping on their exotic footwear. I’m partial to Barbados myself. What exotic location will your shoe collection be taking you to this summer?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway for your chance to win a C’est Chic Tote from EllaFly.

Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Card Shark Giveaway Winner

Blissful baubles, haute handbags, saucy stilettos; all are important accessories to have gracing your form when you leave the house in the morning. But just as important as what is displayed for the world to see, are the chic business cards tucked into your tantalizing tote; and now one (1) of you lovelies will be taking a whopping 500 Full Color Business Cards home, in the design of your choice, from UPrinting.com. Congratulations to…

…Carrie of Couture Carrie! Darling, now your business cards can be just as glamorous as you are!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Thank you to the winner, and to everyone who entered Café Fashionista’s giveaway!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.

Friday, June 11, 2010

C'est La Vie Giveaway

My loves, there is something about sultry summer weather that makes me instantly think of Paris; of sinewy French women strutting along the Seine wearing oversized striped tops, and black cigarette jeans, always on their way to a chic café for demitasses, or, my personal favorite, off to meet a handsome suitor for a picnic in the park. No matter what their destination is, however, it is essential to have a tote hanging from their arm, perfect for carrying everything from a fresh-baked baguette to a pair of ballerina flats. Now, kitty cats, one (1) of you has the chance to make such a bag your very own.

Café Fashionista has teamed up with Ella Fly, a fabulous new fashion boutique whose motto is the whimsical Happily-Ever-After Fashion, to bring one (1) of you daring divas a C’est Chic tote, an ambrosial carryall that will see you through shopping sprees to road tripping, and everything in between.

To Enter the C’est La Vie Giveaway:

Become a follower of Ella Fly on Twitter, and “Like” EllaFly’s Facebook Fan Page.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 25, 2010 at midnight PST stating that you have done the above.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 25, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL stating that you have done the above.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 25, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment) stating that you have done the above.

Please leave individual comments for each entry.

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian Residents!


Thanks to EllaFly for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Christian Louboutin Bow-T Dorcet Pumps for Pennies

My loves, to your left you will find Christian Louboutin’s blissful Bow-T Dorcet Pumps (formerly sold at Barney’s) – the very same sassy slippers which have been seen upon the tootsies of Sarah Jessica Parker; to the right you will find Paris Hilton’s Suarey Pump.

Though Paris’ pleasing pumps are a paler pink shade, and feature a pink sole as opposed to the red velvet cupcake colored bottom of Louboutin’s lovelies; for a mere $59.95, in comparison to the $895.00 price tag of the luscious Louboutin’s, they are just as essential to the dazzling debutante at heart’s burgeoning shoe collection. Plus, for their scanty price, you’ll have enough money left over to splurge on all five colors – pink, ivory, blue, black, and grey!

Who are you channeling today, darlings…the thrifty temptress or the sassy big spender?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Barney’s and DSW for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Why Don't You...?

…dig out the leftover silver tinsel from Christmas and weave it through your hair so that you sparkle wherever you go?

…slide into Free People’s Chiffon Tiered Slip Dress, snatch Michael Tonello’s Bringing Home the Birkin from your bookshelf, and collapse under a shady tree for an afternoon of reading? As Mary Schmich once said, “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”

…accidentally on purpose forget to set your alarm clock and allow the morning light to awaken you?

…find a secluded, crystal-clear stream, kick off your Dolce Vita Noah Buckle Wedge Sandals, and lose track of time hopping from stepping stone to stepping stone, and skipping rocks?

…style yourself in Vix Swimwear’s Sun Ruffle Bikini and spend the day building sandcastles at the beach with a cute boy by your side?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Alice + Olivia Raw-Edge Tube Dress for Less

Kitty cats, to the left we have Alice + Olivia’s ravishing Raw-Edge Tube Dress; to the right we have Iska’s Ruffle Bandeau Dress.

While the Iska pretty is only available in a Nude hue, as opposed to the sultry blackberry color of the A + O lovely; for a mere $47.35, in place of the $396.00 required to make the Raw-Edge Tube Dress your own, it is every bit as stunning as its haute couture cousin – and the perfect shade for summer loving and fun!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bergdorf Goodman and ASOS for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Play It Again, Sam

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Theresa of despising life is so passe for telling me how to embed songs. Now, whenever you see an arrow instead of a heart, click it and you can listen to the song listed! Thank you again, my love!

Our Party Host - Spirit Kids
17 - Sky Ferreira
Don’t Be Shy - Shwayze
I Can’t Get Enough - Rooney
My First Kiss - 3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha
Far Away - Best Coast
Your Hands (Together) - The New Pornographers
Touch Me Where It Counts - Corey Dargel
The Stalker - Hunter Valentine
Lost - The Mary Onettes

What song has left you with the urge to say Play It Again, Sam this week, my loves?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Spanish Moss for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Steals: MICHAEL Michael Kors' 'Juniper' Espadrille Sandal for Less

Dolls, on the left we have MICHAEL Michael Kors’ versatile ‘Juniper’ Espadrille Sandal; to the right we have MRKT Clove’s saucy Wedge Sandal.

Though the ambrosial MRKT Clove offering is paler in hue and sports a four-inch braided rope wedge as opposed to a four-and-a-half inch wedge; at a mere $69.95, in comparison to the $139.95 asking price of the Kors’ temptresses, they are just as magical as their haute couture counterparts – and a blissful way to take the wearer from the boardroom to the boardwalk with effortless ease!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and DSW for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Get the Boot!…because fabulous boots are essential even in the dead of summer; and you truly cannot get more fabulous than Penelope and Coco. Each shoe is handmade by designer Marisa Spinella in her Los Angeles studio, making the creations one-of-a-kind. The only hard part is deciding which to splurge on – Capone, GypsyRose, Riina, RubyK, or Millet. I believe I hear Miss Riina calling my name. Which Penelope and Coco creation is calling yours, dolls?

A Rose By Any Other Name…because there are no rules stating that children’s books are intended only for children; and when they are as dainty and delicate as Madonna’s The English Roses Collection, they are an absolute necessity – especially for the fashionista. As precocious as Eloise, as flowery as Shakespeare; don’t deny it, kitty cats – you know you want to add these to your home library!

Beauty and the Case…because a true glamorous girl deserves a suitcase, beauty case, or entire travel collection that is just as stylish as she; and that is precisely what the Britto Collection offers. Each piece is embellished with kitschy colors, avant-garde designs, and an Andy Warhol effect that is sure to give onlookers luggage envy. Which Britto Collection offering is your favorite, my loves?

Joy to the…Bath?…because every girl deserves a little soak in the tub to clear her head; but no soak is complete without some yummy smelling bath salts like the ones from Joyful Bath Co. Choose from ‘Nilla Buttermilk, Citrus Buzz, Oatsy Floatsie, Ginger Snap, Mellow Yellow, or Green Tea Glee. The best part? Each purchase is accompanied by an ambrosial Bath in Progress doorhanger to ensure that you’re not disturbed!

Head Case…because turbans are back with a bang, and no accessory drawer is complete without at least a few peeking out from inside; luckily, GoldSaturn provides you with an abundance of colors and patterns to choose from. I have my eye on Coral Sunset; which shade are you lusting over, lovers?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to So about what I said... for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway for your chance to win a mixed bag of goodies from Smart & Sexy Lingerie.

Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Like A Glove Giveaway Winner

Darlings, it’s impossible to survive summer without a fabulous frock to see you through hot, sticky days; and now one (1) of you beautiful bunnies will be taking home the very item in question a la Fashion to Figure’s Print Maxi Dress. Congratulations to…

…Jennifer Sawyer of Coffeehouse Confessionals! You are now armed with the fashionable tool you need to take Summer 2010 by storm, my love!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address, dress size (1X, 2X, or 3X), and dress color of choice (Olive or Teal) to claim your prize.

Thank you to the winner, and to everyone who entered Café Fashionista’s giveaway!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Beauty and Brains Giveaway

Darlings, there is no question about it; every girl deserves to feel fabulous, even when she’s merely lounging around the house by her lonesome. Baggy sweats, and ratty t-shirts, however, oftentimes lack the ability to bring glamour and confidence to the forefront; which is why something a little flirtier, perhaps trimmed in lace and embellished with petite, dainty bows, is a necessity. Now one (1) of you fierce, feisty, and fashionable femme fatales has the opportunity to take home such an offering.

Café Fashionista has teamed up with Smart & Sexy – the Thinking Girls Lingerie, as I like to refer to them – to bring one (1) of you lovely lambs a mixed bag of goodies that will make you look and feel like the glamour girl we both know you are!

To Enter the Beauty and Brains Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, become a follower of @SaSSocialClub on Twitter.

For two (2) entries, "like" Smart & Sexy on Facebook.

For three (3) entries, leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 18, 2010 at midnight PST.

For four (4) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 18, 2010 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For five (5) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect/Twitter, and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, June 18, 2010 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents!

Winner will be able to choose their desired size from those that Smart & Sexy offers.



Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Smart & Sexy for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Don't forget to enter the Like A Glove Giveaway for your chance to win a Print Maxi Dress from Fashion to Figure.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Just Cavalli Zebra-Print Pencil Skirt for Pennies

Kitty cats, to the left feast your eyes on Just Cavalli’s zany Zebra-Print Pencil Skirt; to the right, take a peek at The Limited’s Printed Pencil Skirt.

Though The Limited’s lovely is ever so slightly shorter than the tres chic Just Cavalli number, and is fashioned out of stretch faille fabric as opposed to monochrome silk-satin; for a minute $59.50, in comparison to the $390.00 asking price of its high-end cousin, it is every bit as covetable – and priced just right for the budget fashionista!

Your turn loves…will you be thrifty or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and The Limited for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Card Shark Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 500 Full-Color Business Cards from UPrinting.com.

Don't forget to enter the Like A Glove Giveaway for your chance to win a Print Maxi Dress from Fashion to Figure.
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