Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Pelle Moda Yaritza Platform Sandal for Pennies

Kitty cats, to the left you will find Pelle Moda’s magnificent Platform Sandal in Cuoio – which I myself own and absolutely adore; to the right meet Miss Me’s sassy Skid-8 Wedge Sandal in Camel.

Though the Miss Me marvels sport a synthetic upper and manmade sole, as opposed to the leather upper and sole of le parfait Pelle Moda’s; for a mere $34.95, in comparison to the $194.95 price tag of their more expensive distant cousin, they are a preemptive way for one’s tootsies to tantalize this summer at a price that allows the frugalista to scoop up all four sizzling shades (Camel, Taupe, Black, and Grey)!

Will Pelle Moda tempt you into being a big spender, or will Miss Me inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Endless for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Heritage 1981 Cable Knit Cardigan in Cream via Forever 21; Forever 21 Essential V-Neck Cami in Coral; Forever 21 Denim Hotpants in Medium Denim; Diane von Furstenberg Pandora Wedge Espadrilles in Nude; Forever 21 Rhinestone Arrow Connector Ring.

Reading: Scaredy Kat (Suddenly Supernatural Series # 2) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. It may be written with a middle schooler in mind; but I find myself always enthralled to begin a new paranormal adventure with le teenage medium-in-training!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI's So Many Clowns...So Little Time from the Femme de Cirque Collection. Lips: mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek-A-Boo. Eyes: Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Naturally Glamorous.

Listening: Crush by Jennifer Paige. L'ultime soundtrack for an impromptu spring fling or saucy summer romance. Download. Listen. Fall in love. Répéter un million de temps sur!

Adoring: Floor-skimming maxi skirts that drape decadently and create the illusion of being a tall drink of water – even if you’re a short stylista (comme moi!). My current favorites…American Apparel’s Chiffon Double-Layered Full Length Skirt (I’ll take one in every color, s'il vous plait!), Winter Kate’s Health Long Floral Skirt, Rachel Pally’s Long Full Skirt, and Oonagh by Nanette Lepore’s Timmy Floor Length Skirt. I believe I am taking it to the max, lovers! Stylish stationary fit for the posh yet playful fashionista a la Cambria Cove’s Fabulous Friends 3 – Sassy Girl – Boxed Cards, Girl Power Boxed Cards, and Fabulous Friends Boxed Cards. The juxtaposition between whimsy and sophistication is enough to make my heart skip a beat. Adorer au dixième pouvoir! Nanette Lepore’s Rain or Shine Skirt and Top Combo. Le premier way for combating gloomy weather, mais oui? Who could possibly resist the bright colors, flouncy hemline, and feminine ruffles? Merely gazing upon its loveliness has put a spring in my step. Ooh, être toujours mon Coeur!

Watching: Ella Enchanted. One of my préféré films (and books – if you haven’t read it, I beg you to do so tout de suite; you will love!). Also one that taught me a très, très important lesson…I have teeny tiny feet; therefore, I must be part fairy!

Desiring: sass & bide The Paradox Flare Jeans in Iceberg Blue. Though the 38” inseam indicates that these would virtually eat me alive; I am still convinced that they are l'exemple de perfection. Haute Hippie’s Marianne Embellished Skirt. Is it just me, or is there something about the aesthetic that gives off a mermaid vibe? Swoon! Je pense que je vous aime! Giuseppe Zanotti’s High Platform Clog Sandals. Oui, ‘tis true that I fall in amour with a new pair of shoes no less than trois times per week; but there is a certain je ne sais quoi about this pair that I find utterly irresistible. Le besoin, le désir, adorer!

Quoting: Paul Coelho - “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Awaiting: Forever 21 Ripped Shorts with Belt in Dark Denim. A fabulous woven belt can be quite difficult to find; this one came alongside an utterly adorbs pair of shorts. Of course I had to scoop them up. It would have been très wrong of me not to, n'est-ce pas?

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Candyfloss & Persie for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Alice + Olivia Georgina Fitted Peplum Dress for Pennies

Mon doux, to your left gaze upon the glory of Alice + Olivia’s Georgina Fitted Peplum Dress; to the right brace yourself for a swoon over Forever 21’s très magnifique Modern Ingénue Dress.

Though the flirty Forever piece features a slightly larger peplum upon the waist, and is crafted out of cotton as opposed to the silk/spandex combo of its Alice + Olivia counterpart; for a mere $17.80, in comparison to the $297.00 price tag of the Fitted Peplum frock, it is a cheap and chic take on the glamorous Georgina that is absolutely perfect for the budget babe!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Alice + Olivia, or be thrifty and spring for Forever 21?


Fashionably yours!


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


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Pon De Replay - Rihanna
She Wants to Move - N.E.R.D.
Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani
Vanity - Lady Gaga
Kids - MGMT
Circus - Britney Spears
Crush - Jennifer Paige
It’s My Life - Bon Jovi
21st Century Girl - Willow Smith
Land of a Million Drums - Outkast

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to OneTwentyTwo for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Steals: Diane von Furstenberg Opal Wedge for Less

Dolls, to the left rest your kohl-rimmed eyes upon Diane von Furstenberg’s out-of-this-world Opal Wedge in Camel; to the right prepare to swoon over Gianni Bini’s amazing Adrianna Sandal in Hampton Tan.

Though the Bini offering lacks some of the height of the von Furstenberg’s – sporting a 4.5” wooden wedge heel as opposed to the 5” wooden wedge heel of Opal; for a mere $98.99, in comparison to the $295.00 needed to scoop up the designer darlings, they are the perfect compromise for the girl surviving on a shoestring budget – and give one the chance to indulge in both sassy shades (Hampton Tan and Grey)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdale’s and Dillard’s for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring: Swimsuits with playful plunging necklines and feisty feminine details – specifically Kushcush’s Lauren Ruffle One Piece; Sky-high footwear in haute hues sporting quirky aesthetics a la Opening Ceremony’s Violet Cutout Wedge Sandals in Coral. Swoon! J'ai besoin de ceux-ci dans ma vie cet instant!; Blousy tops which add a touch of bohemian bliss to one’s look du jour - like Dolce Vita’s Maribel Tube Top; Short shorts with high-waists and even higher hemlines courtesy of American Apparel’s tantalizing Tap Shorts. I’m partial to le Jet Black shade myself, though the Navy and Khaki colors are quite irrésistible, as well. J’adore!; Big Hair…Big Nails from Part Two of OPI’s Texas Lone Star Collection – the perfect hue for summer pedicures, mais oui?; Unfussy frocks that are black and white and fabulous all over a la Thread Social’s One Shoulder Caftan Dress; Fringe-encrusted carryalls full of whimsy and tongue-in-cheek chic like Rebecca Minkoff’s Dreamcatcher Swing Bag.

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway for your chance to win a Bridal / Wedding Swag Bag Worth Over $200.00 from Icing and Runway Rundown.

Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

The Power of Pink Giveaway Winner

Mes anges, the season of girly hues that run the gamut of rose pinks to lemon yellows is officially upon us; and there is no better way to showcase your pretty prowess than with a pair of elegant earrings that eloquently frame one’s beautiful face a la Sheyna.com’s tantalizing Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings. The very thing that one (1) of you will soon be calling your very own. Congratulations to…

…Aldina of fashion illustration & design!

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 Books, Quote and Song for the picture.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Going to the Chapel Giveaway

Kitty cats, with a new season well underway, it is not so much that spring has sprung; but rather, that love is in the air – as the abundance of wondrous weddings popping up on a nearly daily basis has proven. But whether you’re planning an actual wedding, or simply in the throes of putting a fantasy one together in your mind, the appropriate provisions are needed to ensure a chic celebration – precisely what Runway Rundown in conjunction with Icing are prepared to provide!

You guessed it, my loves! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Runway Rundown on behalf of Icing to bring one (1) beautiful, soon-to-be bride a Box of runway fashion-inspired I Do bliss (retail price of which is well over $200.00) that includes jewelry, hairpieces, evening bags, lace gloves, Bachelorette party pieces, cosmetics, and much, much more all in preparation for your big day (imaginary or otherwise)!

To Enter the Going to the Chapel Giveaway:

Visit Runway Rundown and choose your favorite rundown look.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which Rundown Look is your favorite between now and Friday, April 8, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Rundown Look is your favorite between now and Friday, April 8, 2011 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 which Rundown Look is your favorite between now and Friday, April 8, 2011 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, April 9, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to J. Crew for the pictures.

Girls in Glasses

Darlings, perhaps there was a point in time when sunnies were merely a way of protecting one’s pretty peepers from the harsh rays of the steaming (yet stunning) sun; but that moment has passed. Oui, an amazing pair of sunglasses has the power to do precisely that; but, even better, it has become an accessory of the utmost importance.

A glamorous gal cannot be expected to teeter elegantly through town without a pair of tantalizing Tom Ford Sunglasses perched upon her perky, slope nose; nor can she be thought fully dressed without a pair of Oversized Prada Sunglasses to help her channel her inner Anna Wintour. And we all know that stumbling to the local Starbucks for an early-morning Cocoa Cappuccino is unfeasible without our beloved Balenciaga’s in tow. As Alison Goldfrapp once said, “Always have sunglasses with you. They’re great for when you can’t be bothered to put make-up on.” Truer words have never been spoken, mais oui? Luckily, thanks to Designer Sunglasses, one must never so much as contemplate the aforementioned.

Non, non, non, my loves! Do not allow the word designer to chase you away like scared (yet beautiful!) bunnies! The pieces found at Designer Sunglasses are investment items of the utmost quality and beauty – at a fraction of the cost; therefore, you can satisfy your Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Chloe cravings without so much as a morsel of guilt. And no girl in glasses can resist that.

Tell me, lovers; what designer sunnies star in your dreams?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Designer Sunglasses for the pictures.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Tory Burch Bradshaw Espadrille Platform Sandals for a Steal

Mes chers, in le left corner, you shall find Tory Burch’s blissful Bradshaw Espadrille Platform Sandals in Natural Tan; in the right corner plant your pretty kohl-rimmed peepers upon DV by Dolce Vita’s fabulous Florence Sandal in Nude.

Though the daring DV by Dolce Vita’s are constructed out of a shiny patent leather, as opposed to the more subdued pure leather of the beautiful Bradshaw’s; for just $89.95, in comparison to the $350.00 one would need to teeter off with the tantalizing Tory’s, they are every bit as capable of helping the frugalista to strut her stuff in style on the boardwalk come summertime – without having to forsake the simple warm weather luxuries of ice cream cones and frappuccino’s!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Tory Burch, or be thrifty and spring for DV by Dolce Vita?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Knit Sweater Top in Pink; Forever 21 Essential V-Neck Cami in White; Forever 21 Denim Hotpants in Light Denim; Charles David Kini Espadrille in Camel Suede; House of Harlow 1960 Key Cocktail Ring.

Reading: Free Gift with Purchase: My Improbable Career in Magazines and Makeup by Jean Godfrey-June. Love makeup? You will absolutely adore this - traverser mon Coeur!

Glamourizing: Nails: Nicole by OPI’s My Lifesaver. ‘Tis the epitome of minty freshness - j’adore! Lips: mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Swell layered over mark Pro Glimmer Hook Up Lip Powder in Peek. Eyes: mark Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven (Black).

Listening: Till the World Ends by Britney Spears. Salut, je vous adore!

Adoring: Oversized floppy sunhats that add a touch of mystérieux to any and all ensembles - le Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Tom Petty Felt Hat, American Apparel’s Wool Floppy Hat, and mon préféré actuel, the Floppy Rafia Sunhat from Bop Basics. I would gladly accept one in either color – Natural or Tobacco. Evanouissement! Diane von Furstenberg. Though I have always adored her, this season has been better than ever before! The shoes – specifically, the Pandora Wedge Espadrilles, and Theia Platform Wedge Sandals; the clothes – swoon at the Alysa Cover Up Romper and Odanda Shorts; the bags – I die at the Lytton Small Printed Snake Clutch. Je l'aime tous plus que les mots peuvent commencer à décrire meme! OPI’s Texas Collection. Between the sorbet-like finish of the colors, and the kitschy monikers (Guy Meets Gal-veston anyone?) what’s not to love?

Watching: Serendipity. Swoon! Methinks I have a new favorite movie!

Desiring: Opening Ceremony’s Cork Print Shorts. Le seventies silhouette is incredibly hard for me to resist. I need these in my life tout de suite; my many platform sandals are incredibly lonely without them! 291’s Satisfaction Lightweight Sweatshirt. The juxtaposition of casual, coquettish, and saucy in the aesthetic is extrêmement magnifique, mais oui? So perfect for a day spent blading and eating ice cream on the boardwalk with a cute boy. Amour! Opening Ceremony’s Violet Knot Wedge Sandals. The cutout in the wooden wedge heel makes these a true work of art. I am aimer the indigo shade.

Quoting: Mark Twain - “Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Awaiting: Forever 21's Open Crochet Poncho in Taupe. My very first poncho purchase ever; I am literally counting down the seconds until it arrives! L'amour chronomètre l'infinité!

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to MT Days & Nights for the picture.


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Jimmy Choo Phyllis Espadrille Slide for a Steal

Kitty cats, to your left take a peek at Jimmy Choo’s classy Phyllis Espadrille Slide; in the right corner allow me to introduce you to Steve Madden’s glamorous Genisis.

While the Madden marvels proffer a heel and platform that is ever so slightly higher than that found upon the pretty Phyllis, and are constructed out of synthetic materials as opposed to the true leather of the Jimmy gems; for just $89.95, in comparison to the $375.00 needed to scoop up the charming Choo’s, they allow the frugalista the chance to add a bit of high fashion fabulosity to her shoe collection – at a price that leaves behind enough spare change to take home all three sizzling shades (black patent, blush patent, and red patent)!

So mes chéris, what are you up to today? Will your AmEx take a beating with a splurge, or will you stay safe and thrifty with a frugal buy?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and Steve Madden for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

E.T. - Katy Perry
Deep Blue - Arcade Fire
Kiss Kiss - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
North London Trash - Razorlight
That’s Not My Name - The Ting Tings
L.E.S. Artistes - Santigold
Bambi - Tokyo Police Club
Money Honey - Lady Gaga
Cudderisback - Kid Cudi
Tambourine - Eve

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Glitter & Lace for the picture.


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Steals: Calvin Klein Ruffle Trim Chiffon Dress for Less

Kitty cats, in the left corner feast your eyes on Calvin Klein’s ravishing Ruffle Trim Chiffon Dress; in the right prepare yourself to fall head over heels for Lush’s charming ‘Crystal’ Pleat Dress.

Though the Lush lovely sports pleating along the bodice, and lacks the ruffles upon the shoulders; for a mere $48.00, as opposed to the $158.00 needed to scoop up Calvin’s chic offering, it is just as capable of making one feel like a Greek goddess – whilst keeping the budget babe’s bank account intact!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring: Oversized sweaters in bright, cheery hues that proffer le perfect amount of slouch, and are ideal for tossing over a teeny tiny bikini for evening bonfires on the beach a la Acne’s Shore Wide Neck Sweater in Poppy Red; Playful platforms sporting patriotically nautical colors that simply scream for a backyard barbeque and cutoff denim shorts courtesy of Tory Burch’s Stripe Elastic Strap Espadrille. Ooh, mon entendre juste a ignoré un battement!; Le bluest blue nail lacquers imaginable – specifically OPI’s Dating A Royal. Does the magnificent moniker alone not make you swoon, darlings?; Paper-bag shorts with high-waists, and short hemlines which ooze pure seduction like sass & bide’s And The Beat Goes On Shorts; Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Preppy Straw Rosa Tote in Fluoro Blue – a complete necessity for le glamorous jetsetter or the beautiful beach bum, n’est-ce pas?; Un petit timekeeper that transports the wearer to the high seas with each and every use a la La Mer Collections’ Portofino Wrap Watch. The sailboat charms are downright irresistible, mais oui?; Red hot sunnies with ferosh, racecar-driver aesthetics like 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Rocco Sunglasses. Start your engines, lovers!


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway for your chance to win BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater from J.E.M. Apparel.

Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway Winners

Lovers, spring has sprung! Finally we can flaunt our OPI Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? painted tootsies to the world. First, however, we must scoop up a saucy pair of sandals perfect for getting the job done – precisely what three (3) of you lucky ladies will be doing courtesy of the $30.00 Gift Certificates coming your way via Sadie Jane Scandals. Congratulations to…

…Emma of Hopeful Happiness, Sara of She is Sara, and Krysten of After ‘I Do’!

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

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It or the picture.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway

Darlings, in the life of a glamazon such as yourself, there comes a time when one desires a fragment of fashion that can accompany her 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365-days a year - come sunshine, rain, sleet, or snow. A gorgeous garment that is there to see one through winter walks in the snow, flower-picking excursions in the spring, beachside bonfires in the summer, and cinnamon-scented hayrides in the fall. An accoutrement, if you will, for all seasons. BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater is such a piece – and now one (1) of you beautiful bunnies has the chance to make it your very own!

Café Fashionista has teamed up with J.E.M. Apparel – a one-stop shop full of haute hidden jems – to bring one (1) fabulous fashionista the ultimate style for all seasons…BB Dakota’s White Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater.

To Enter the A Sweater for All Seasons Giveaway:

Visit J.E.M. Apparel and choose your favorite item.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite J.E.M. Apparel item is between now and Friday, April 1, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite J.E.M. Apparel item is between now and Friday, April 1, 2011 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 favorite J.E.M. Apparel item is between now and Friday, April 1, 2011 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, April 2, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to J.E.M. Apparel for the picture.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Valentino Bow Jelly Thong Sandal for a Steal

My loves, to your left you will find Valentino’s blissful Bow Jelly Thong Sandal; to the right you will spot BCBGeneration’s darling Davie Thong Sandal.

While the BCBGeneration gems lack the Valentino name; for just $39.00, in comparison to the $295.00 price tag of le Bow Jelly Thong Sandal, they are the perfect way to show off one’s pretty pedicure for the summer – at a price fit for the frugalista!

Will Valentino tempt you into being a big spender, or will BCBGeneration inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Floral Print Crochet Tank from Wet Seal; 5-Mock Pocket Jeggings II in Dark Denim via Forever 21; Steve Madden Maryn in Stone Leather; Forever 21 Textured Bangle Set in Gold; Forever 21 Stone Center Ring in Brown/Gold.

Reading: Night of the Soul Stealer (The Last Apprentice Series # 3) by Joseph Delaney. Utterly creeptastic, yet irrésistible at the very same time. Read it now, s'il vous plait!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI’s Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry Collection. There is nothing like pink glitter on le fingernails to make one feel like a fairytale princess, mais oui? Lips: mark Juice Gems in Juicy Fig. Eyes: CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Liner in Very Black.

Listening: Clumsy by Fergie. Addictive, mais oui? Je suis un peu s'est obsédé.

Adoring: Ponchos, ponchos, ponchos! Catherine Malandrino’s High Neck Poncho Top, Forever 21’s Open Crochet Poncho and Rainbow Connection Poncho. Ooh, je les veux tous! I shall pair them with teetering wedge sandals and cutoff denim shorts. Too. Cute! L'amour, l'amour, l'amour! Luscious lace lovelies full of feminine finesse a la Lover’s The Muse Lace Blouse, Juicy Couture’s Lace Shift Dress, and Madewell’s Lace Lakeshore Romper. Ella Moss’ trio of Atlantis gems. Le Dress, Long Skirt, and Blouse. The watercolor-inspired print upon each piece is museum-worthy, ce n'est pas? J’adore!

Watching: Babe. The scenery is exquisite; and I can’t help but to be reminded of one of my favorite people in the world with each viewing – Mr. James Herriot. L'amour chronomètre l'infinité!

Desiring: Diane von Furstenberg Masanori Jumpsuit. Me pincer, je suis dans l'amour! Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker by Cuisinart. It’s like having an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe in your very own kitchen. And it’s pink. Je meurs! KAIN Label Jane Mini Shorts. Who wears short shorts? Ummm…hello! Je fais! Je fais! Swoon!

Quoting: L.M. Montgomery - “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

Awaiting: Jeffrey Campbell’s Magdalina Painted Flower Sandals. Given the fact that they were the very last pair in my size, I felt that it was fate and scooped them up while I had the chance. Ooh, je ne peux pas les attendre pour arriver!

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Clarabelle for the picture.


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: J Brand Low Rise Capri Legging for Less

Lovers, to the left you will find J Brand’s blissful Low Rise Capri Legging in White; to the right take a gander at le GAP’s classy Cropped Legging Jeans in White.

Though the glorious GAP pair are ever so slightly longer in length than the J Brand; for a mere $59.50, in comparison to the $158.00 needed to scoop up a pair of the luscious Low Rise Capri Legging, they are a super steal for the frugalista, as they feature a full five-pocket construction (whereas J. Brand’s beauties feature faux front pockets), and leave the budget babe with enough cash to spare to scoop up one or all five of the fabulous colors available (white, ecru, cinnabar red, true black, and gray)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to REVOLVEclothing and GAP for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Till the World Ends - Britney Spears
Party Girl - McFly
Don’t Let Me Fall - B.o.B.
Cool Enough - Nicole Atkins
Steady Love - Title Tracks
I Party - Far East Movement
Hey Na Na - Katie Herzig
Let Me Down Easy - 2AM Club
We Turn It Up - Oh Land
You Always Get What You Want - Atomic Tom

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop for the picture.


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Steals: Brian Atwood Drama Patent Leather Platform Pumps for Pennies

Lovers, to your left you will find Brian Atwood’s daring Drama Patent Leather Platform Pumps – the very same ones adored by le original Posh princess, Victoria Beckham, Pusstcat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Dannii Minogue; now if you’ll be so kind as to peek at the pretties on the right – Steve Madden’s blissful Bevv-B Platform Pumps.

Though the majestic Madden’s sport an exposed platform, as opposed to the hidden one of the ambrosial Atwood’s; for just $99.95, in comparison to the $660.00 required to add a little Drama to your shoe collection, they are an exemplary way for one to indulge in runway style – at a price fit for the budget babe!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Brian Atwood, or be thrifty and spring for Steve Madden?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Steve Madden for the picture.


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring: Ethereal cover-ups that float, goddess-like, in the breeze, making one feel like a whimsical wood nymph while poolside a la Melissa Odabash’s Aurora Cover Up; Sky-high, ankle-tie sandals in citrus-inspired colors – specifically Diane von Furstenberg’s Pandora Wedge Espadrilles in Citron; Pastel polishes that are pretty enough to eat, like OPI’s Banana Bandanna; Fun pieces of frippery that take on the appearance of our feathered friends such as House of Harlow 1960’s Peacock Cocktail Ring; Swoon-worthy frocks with barely-there hemlines and oversized, bell-like sleeves a la Issa’s Short Kimono Dress; Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Classic Q Francesca Tote in Dandelion. A très chic accessory with an irresistible color moniker, J'ai raison?; Luscious lilac two-pieces designed to tantalize the cute boys of the world like Lisa Curran’s U Bar Bikini Top and Bottoms.

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter The Power of Pink Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings from Sheyna.com.

Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Bag the Bling Giveaway Winners

Kitty cats, you may think that your handbag has it all, but it is, without a doubt, missing a few blingin’ baubles to add a little sparkle to its overall appearance – a problem that can quickly be solved via Purse Bling. And what, pray tell, is Purse Bling? The very place that two (2) of you fierce fashionistas will soon be browsing as you seek out perfection to spend your $25.00 Gift Certificate on, of course! Congratulations to…

…Carrie of Couture Carrie and Paislea Elyse of Allister Bee!

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

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Books, Quote and Song for the picture.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Power of Pink Giveaway

Lovers, Alfred Carl once said, “Pink is the color of romance and a friend tells me that the girl with the pink dress at the party is the one who is selected for each dance.” But it is not just the girl in the pink dress whom is selected for each dance at the party, darlings; it is also the girl in the pink earrings who is permitted such an honor – as one (1) of you glorious glamazons will soon be proving to the world!

It’s your lucky day, kitty cats! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Sheyna.com, a website wherein you can create one-of-a-kind, Do-It-Yourself pieces that will then be produced and shipped your way, or browse the ambrosial accessories thought up by artisans (or your friends and family!); but today, we are bringing one (1) lucky lady a pair of Tourmaline Rondelle Cluster Earrings (as pictured above).

To Enter The Power of Pink Giveaway:

Visit Sheyna.com and choose your favorite item.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite Sheyna.com item is between now and Friday, March 25, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite Sheyna.com item is between now and Friday, March 25, 2011 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 favorite Sheyna.com item is between now and Friday, March 25, 2011 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, March 26, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Sheyna.com for the picture.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Moschino Polka-Dot Silk Shorts for a Steal

Dolls, to the left plant your pretty peepers upon Moschino’s pretty Polka-Dot Silk Shorts; to the right brace yourself for the retro glamour of GUESS’ darling Dana Shorts.

While Moschino’s pretty Polka pair are constructed out of 100% silk, as opposed to the 100% rayon of GUESS’ Dana; for a mere $59.00, in comparison to the $525.00 required to add Moschino’s magnificent resort style to your wardrobe, they are le perfect alternative for the girl on the budget – and an absolute necessity for beating the heat in style this summer!

Tell me, lovers…is this the moment where you’ll cave for Moschino, or save with GUESS?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and GUESS for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

Don't forget to enter the Bag the Bling Giveaway for your chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate from PurseBling.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Xhilaration Faux Shearling Bomber Jacket in Dark Brown via Target; Forever 21 Fab V-Neck Sweater in Oatmeal; Forever 21 5-Mock Pocket Jeggings II in Dark Denim; Forever 21 Rhinestone Arrow Connector Ring.

Reading: Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman. If you adore the film She’s the Man, you will amour!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Mod About You. Lips: mark Shimmer Down! Lip Gloss in Pink Spark. It’s like fireworks on your lips with each application. J’adore! Eyes: mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Surreal.

Listening: Super C-U-T-E by Melissa Molinaro feat. The Audio Threadz. No laughing allowed. Not even a chuckle, chortle, giggle, or guffaw. It’s addictive, and you know it. Le. Fin.

Adoring: Rebecca Taylor. As in n'importe quoi et tout with the Rebecca Taylor name on it – specifically, the Surplus Crew Neck Sweater, Pom Pom Shorts, Punched Camisole, and Pom Pom Cami Dress. L'amour, l'amour, l'amour, et aimer! Trois mots: Feather. Hair. Extensions. Pouvez-vous dire incroyable? I am currently donning a 5 Feather Extension from Plume4You consisting of Natural – Black and White, Hot Pink, Tan, Straw, and Bleached. J'adore de l'infinité de temps! Saucy shorts sporting sky-high hemlines a la American Apparel’s Tap Short, High-Waist Denim Short, and Cotton Spandex Jersey High-Waist Hot Short. Are you, like moi, imagining them styled with teetering ankle-tie wedges, lovers? Ooh, perfection, mais oui? Manger votre coeur vos hors garcons!

Watching: The Emperor’s New Groove. In the words of Emperor Kuzco…Boom baby!

Desiring: Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony’s Mary Jane Platform Clogs. Le year 2010 had Jessica Simpson’s decadent Dany; 2011 is all about these babies. Chloe Sevigny can do no wrong, n'est-ce pas? Swoon! Sophomore’s Valley Girl Tee. Clueless’ Cher Horowitz would totes approve, oui? Halston Heritage’s Halter Long Dress. The daring, deep-V neckline, exposed back, draping aesthetic…le sigh. This is unquestionably le dress of my dreams! J’adore!

Quoting: Francesca Lia Block - “Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”

Awaiting: Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice Series # 2), Night of the Soul Stealer (The Last Apprentice Series # 3), Attack of the Fiend (The Last Apprentice Series # 4), and Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice Series # 5) – all by Joseph Delaney. I fell in love with the first title in the series; therefore, I needed to stock up on a few more installments!

But enough about moi; let’s talk about…vous. Time to give me the lowdown on your life, lovers! What are you up to this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Books, Quote and Song for the picture.


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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: J. Crew Oxford Ballet Flats for Less

Darlings, in the left corner you will find J. Crew’s jazzy Oxford Ballet Flats; in the right feast your eyes upon Kimchi Blue’s tantalizing Two-Tone Wingtip Skimmer.

Though the Kimchi Blue beauties are crafted out of polyurethane, and sport a synthetic sole, as opposed to the J. Crew’s which feature a leather construction and rubber sole; for just $34.00, in comparison to the $138.00 price tag of the higher priced Oxford, they are every bit as capable of adding a splash of retro style to the budget babe’s shoe collection – at a price that leaves over enough spare change to scoop up both saucy shades (Black and Tan)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to J. Crew and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Last Friday Night (TGIF) - Katy Perry
Country Lane - Telekinesis
Changes - Stars
U + Me = - Dan Black
Just A Dream - Nelly
Hello Miss Heels - S.O. Stereo
I’m A Lady - Santigold
A Party Song (The Walk of Shame) - All Time Low
The Ocean - Tegan and Sara
Celestica - Crystal Castles

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.


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Steals: Carmen Marc Valvo Ruched One-Piece for Pennies

Dolls, to the left we have Carmen Marc Valvo’s ravishing Ruched One-Piece; to the right savor the magnificence that is Merona’s blissful Bandeau Shirred One Piece Swimsuit in Raspberry Sorbet via Target.

Though the Merona marvel features less ruching than the Valvo pretty along the bodice; for a mere $34.99, as opposed to the $167.00 required to add the chic Carmen piece to your swimsuit collection, it is le premiere way for a glamazon such as yourself to channel her inner retro glamour girl poolside this summer – at a price fit for the fabulous frugalista!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Victoria’s Secret and Target for the pictures.


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring: Demure dresses with psychedelic motif’s a la Forever 21 Abstract Print Ruffled Dress; Pretty, pretty platforms with avant-garde aesthetics and skyscraping stilettos – specifically Pelle Moda’s Franky Platform Sandals; Blissful baubles in ice blue hues reminiscent of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean courtesy of JADEtribe’s Beaded Bracelet in Blue; Luscious lightweight scarves with feminine flair and imperfect touches a la the frayed edges of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Colette Floral Scarf; OPI’s No Room for the Blues from the Bright Pair Collection - le perfect Robin’s Egg shade for the spring/summer, n'est-ce pas?; Stylish sunnies that one can share with le boyfriend (if she so desires), like the Dean Sunglass in Burnt Orange via American Apparel; Tantalizing trousers in vibrant hues that juxtapose between professional and playful courtesy of RED Valentino’s Wide Leg Pants in Orange. C'est magnifique, mais oui?

Tell me, my loves; what are you currently adoring?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Wrapped Up in Shoes Giveaway for your chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate from Sadie Jane Scandals.

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