Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Elizabeth and James Parker Pocket Shirt for a Steal

Darlings, to the left take a peek at the pretty Parker Pocket Shirt in Off White / Cream from Elizabeth and James; to the right plant your kohl-rimmed cat eyes upon the Sheer Pocket Shirt in Beach Pebble from GAP.

While the GAP gem is constructed out of 100% Polyester, as opposed to the 100% Silk construction of the elegant Elizabeth & James; for just $59.95, in comparison to the $295.00 price tag of Parker, it is le perfect compromise for the budget babe – and allows for the frugal fashionista to snag both smoldering shades (Beach Pebble and True Black)!

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 Revolve Clothing and GAP for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Kitchen Queen Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Cindi Leive and The Editors of GLAMOUR’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life from Hyperion Books.

Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
The Summer - Coconut Records
Skinny Genes - Eliza Doolittle
Underneath the Sycamore - Death Cab for Cutie
Who's That Chick - Rihanna (feat. David Guetta)
Wear My Hat - Mac Miller
Lasso - Phoenix
I Don't Wanna Fall in Love - She Wants Revenge
Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson

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


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Kitchen Queen Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Cindi Leive and The Editors of GLAMOUR’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life from Hyperion Books.

Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Steals: Sam Edelman Leroy for Less

Kitty cats, to the left feast your eyes on le luscious Leroy in Chestnut Leather from Sam Edelman; to the right take a peek at Black Rooster’s haute Highpeak in Cognac.

Though the Black Rooster beauties sport a slightly lower platform (1/2”) and slightly higher wedge (4”) than that of the lovely Leroy; for just $79.20, in comparison to the $149.00 required to take the enchanting Edelman’s home, they are the perfect way to snag a bit of Sam style – at a price that leaves over enough spare change to indulge in more than one charming color (Cognac, Blush, Gold, and Black)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Kitchen Queen Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Cindi Leive and The Editors of GLAMOUR’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life from Hyperion Books.

Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Summer Festival

Adoring:

Minnetonka Front Lace Knee High Boots in Minnetonka Brown
True Religion Keira Cutoff Shorts in Optic Rinse
Wildfox Flower Potion Tank in Clean White
Botkier Eloise Cross Body Bag in Tobacco
Antik Batik Giny Belt in Brown
OPI Strawberry Margarita
Adia Kibur Feather and Bead Bracelet Set in Orange

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Kitchen Queen Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Cindi Leive and The Editors of GLAMOUR’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life from Hyperion Books.

Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway Winner

Darlings, it is forever in a girl’s best interest to put her most fabulous face forward in any and all situations. After all, as Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.” Luckily for one (1) of you ravishing readers, CollFix’s Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL (a $106.67 value) will soon be part of your daily skin care routine, ensuring that you always look your best. Congratulations to…

…Sara of She is Sara!

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, May 27, 2011

Kitchen Queen Giveaway

Lovers, it was Bryan Miller who proclaimed “The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb, and an impeccable sense of balance.” But to truly clinch the title of Kitchen Queen, one requires a very important tome to work in accordance with the aforementioned…Cindi Leive and the Editors of GLAMOUR’s 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life – precisely what two (2) of you fashionable foodies will soon be calling your own.

Oui, mes chéris! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Hyperion Books to bring two (2) charming chefs-in-the-making a copy of 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life - an elegant encyclopedia of sorts that gives one the know-how to whip up everything from Impress a Crowd Home Fries and Man Trouble Mojito’s to Bikini Season Baked Salmon, Ladies Who Lunch Salad, and the not-to-be-forgotten Engagement Chicken…a powerful meal known to leave cute boys down on one knee, begging for our hand in marriage!

To Enter the Kitchen Queen Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what your specialty in the kitchen is between now and Friday, June 10, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your specialty in the kitchen is between now and Friday, June 10, 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 specialty in the kitchen is between now and Friday, June 10, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick two (2) names out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winners on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Hyperion Books for the pictures.

Heels on the Sidewalk...Footzyrolls in Your Handbag!

Over the course of a single lifetime, a glamorous gal like yourself spends years teetering from one place to another in sky-high heels that boost confidence in a snap, and make you feel fabulous from head to shoe; yet, in all honesty, leave our feet, at least after a few hours, in extreme duress and begging for a flat escape.

For the scholarly type, such as the recent high school grad about to embark on an intriguing Ivy League journey or the college graduate on the verge of searching for a job that allows her to put her newly-earned degree to good use, much of this time is spent pounding the pavement, attempting to make it across an entire campus quad in the five minutes allotted between the end of Freshman Bio and the beginning of English 101, or trying to scramble from one job interview to the next, crossing her fingers that this will be the potential employer to toss an exciting new opportunity her way. So what, pray tell, do you scoop up as a gift for your ambitious new graduate? Footzyrolls, to be sure!

Unlike a typical ballerina that may take up too much room in your handbag, Footzyrolls are a foldable form of shoe that roll up to the size of a small cell phone so that they don’t interfere with your other handbag essentials; whilst functioning as a regular ballerina flat when unrolled and popped upon your fabulous, if not slightly tired, tootsies!

Ideal for a quick change after a night of partying in platforms, a necessity after an impromptu day of shopping in stilettos, and a can’t-live-without for the fabulista just beginning to navigate the chilly waters of real life; Footzyrolls come in a variety of colors and textures – from Snakeskins (my personal favorite) and Bohemian Chic to Candy Striper and Everyday – making them the perfect prezzie for the graduate. Even better? They’re priced at $30.00 and under per pair, so you can splurge on one in every sassy shade.

As the saying goes, “The tassel was worth the hassle!”

Congratulations new graduates; and happy shopping!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Footzyrolls for the pictures.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Teal and Fuchsia

Loving:

Lauren Merkin Handbags Georgie Painted Snake clutch in Pink/Teal
Alkemie Jewelry Delicate Starfish Cuff in Gold
Edmundo Castillo Pointed Toe Suede Pumps in Fuchsia
Diane von Furstenberg Chania Pleated Skirt in Teal
Alice + Olivia Drapey Panel Dress in Fuchsia
Kenneth Jay Lane Coil Snake Crystal Eye Ring in Antique Gold / Turquoise
OPI Not Like the Movies from the Katy Perry Collection

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Rib Knit Basic Tank in Lavender; Forever 21 Double Button Skinny Jean in Cream (worn as cuffed capri); Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame; Forever 21 Lacquered Flower Ring in White/Gold.

Reading: 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Recipes to Get You Everything You Want in Life by Cindi Leive and the Editors of Glamour. Deux. Mots… Cuteness squared. Seriously. This weekend I shall attempt It’s Cocktail Hour ‘Somewhere’ Bourbon French Toast, Sexy City Cocktail, Skinny Jeans Scallops, and Win Friends and Influence People Cookies. The recipe titles are to-die-for, mais oui? J’adore!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender from the Hong Kong Collection. Lips: mark Ibiza Sol Marbleized Lip Gloss in Bonita Pink. Eyes: Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Naturally Glamorous.

Listening: The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic at the Disco.

Adoring: Pretty treasures in fruity flavors that leave one dreaming of far-off tropical destinations – specifically, Rebecca Minkoff’s Studded Infatuation Bag in Tangerine, BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Fei Fei Strapless Dress in Nectar, Rebecca Taylor’s Pin Dot Halter in Cherry, and American Apparel’s Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch in Plum Ostrich. Obviously fruit feeds one’s wardrobe just as well as it feeds one’s toned tummy, n'est-ce pas? Goddess-esque maxis capable of transforming one into a modern-day fairytale princess a la Shoshanna’s Beaded Maxi Strapless Dress in Ivory, Thread’s Clara Dress with Removable Skirt, and Catherine Deane’s Giselle Gown. Swoon! Now all that’s needed is Prince Charming! Tom Ford Eyewear. More appropriately, the three fabulous ladies known as Whitney, Eugenia, and Vicky. Utterly magnificent, mais oui? Le besoin, le désir, adorer!

Watching: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson is très magnifique. Amour!

Desiring: Rebecca Minkoff Brooke High Heel Sandals. The buckled t-strap and matching buckled sling-back strap is the absolute perfect amount of embellishment for these pretties. Le sigh; être toujours mon Coeur! PRPS Japan Set Me Free Skinny Jeans. As if the magnificent Medium Vintage wash didn’t thrill you enough; the perfectly placed bird doodles and “If you love me set me free” scribbled lettering is sure to do the trick. Evanouissement! Ash Gorgeous Denim Peep Toe Pumps. Distressed denim as the material used for a perfect pair of pumps is such a clever idea, ce n'est pas? ‘Tis a shame that they’re completely sold out of my size. Love love!

Quoting: Marilyn Monroe - “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

Awaiting: Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello. This tome has been tantalizing me for ages; I had to pick up a copy for myself!

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 Park Avenue Princess for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Joseph Ange Cotton Cropped Pants for Pennies

Les chats de chaton, in the left corner you will find Joseph’s ambrosial Ange Cotton Cropped Pants, the very same ones seen upon the gorgeous gams of Cheryl Cole; to the right you will spot ASOS' jazzy Jet Pocket Slim Cropped Pants in Blue.

Though the Joseph gems are constructed out of 100% cotton, whereas the ASOS pretties are crafted out of a polyester/viscose/elastane blend; for just $73.86, as opposed to the $275.00 one would require to add Ange to your legwear collection, they are every bit as capable of allowing the frugal fashionista to hop aboard the colored pants trend – at a price that gives one the opportunity to scoop up all six saucy shades (Blue, Mustard, Peacock Blue, Pink, Black, and Rouge)!

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


Fashionably yours!


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


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Double Vision - 30H!3
Judas - Lady Gaga
Ghost Town - Shiny Toy Guns
The Ballad Of Mona Lisa - Panic At The Disco
Famous - Scouting for Girls
Digital Love - Daft Punk
Watch Me Move - Fefe Dobson
New Direction - Black Lips
Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza - Mac Miller
Broken Heels - Alexandra Burke

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Audrey Allure for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Steals: Christian Louboutin Une Plume for Pennies

Darlings, in the left corner you will find Christian Louboutin’s unforgettable Une Plume; to your right check out Steve Madden’s wondrous Wissper in Black Patent.

While the majestic Madden’s sport gold buckles, as opposed to the basic black of the buckles on the Loubies; for a mere $89.95, as opposed to the $595.00 needed to steal away with Une Plume, they are every bit as capable of giving the budget babe quite a bit of haute height this summer – at a price that allows one to scoop up all three chic colors (Black Patent, Blush Patent, and Teal 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 Barney’s and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Put A Ring On It!

Dolls, “a kiss on the hand may be quite continental,” but a big ball of bling in the form of a dazzling wedding ring peering up at the world from your decadently-manicured dainty digits is truly a girl’s best friend; and one of the most fabulous locales for picking up such a dreamy piece is at the celebrity-adored TraxNYC, where one can hobnob with a hip hop star, woo the apple of their eye with a wide-array of wedding rings, and snag a pair of diamond earrings or pretty diamond key pendant all in one très satisfying shopping trip!

It should come as no surprise that boys are remarkably clueless when it comes to buying jewelry; unless, of course, they are of the species that Rita Rudner was talking about when she stated “Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.” But I digress; TraxNYC makes browsing for baubles meant for I Do’s… an absolute cinch even for the bewildered boys in our lives by offering a huge selection of sparkling surprises that make it simple for one to find the perfect pretty for their beloved.

From Round Cut to Princess, Emerald Cut to Band, it is impossible for any Prince Charming not to find the diamond wedding ring of his Princess’s dreams. Of course, should all else fail, selecting your very own sparkly, or dropping a few (hundred) well-placed hints is highly-recommended. After all, it is your wedding ring, mais oui?

Give it to me straight, mes chéris…which wedding ring are you wishing for?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to TraxNYC for the picture.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring:

Alice + Olivia Cady Cuff Shorts in Aqua
Velvet Lily Blouse in Pearl Pink
Rebecca Minkoff Iridescent Python Morning After Mini Bag in Purple Multi
Pencey Alexus Open Toe High Heeled Booties in Blush
OPI Torrid Turquoise
American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Dress in Light Aqua
Retrosun Vintage Gucci Square Sunglasses in Pink

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway for your chance to win a Hermes Birkin-inspired Juliana Satchel in the color of your choice from Mimi Boutique.

Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Back Talk Giveaway Winner

Despite the wonky changes in weather as of late, leaving us caught in the midst of a downpour when wearing cutoff denim shorts, or covered from head to toe in bulky winter-wear only to find that the sun is blazing, there is no question about it, darlings, summer is right around the corner, and High Gloss Fashion knows it; thus the reason they are hooking one (1) of you sun-kissed stylistas up with Costa Blanca’s Floral Crochet Back Top. Congratulations to…

…Holly of Lux and Stan!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address and desired size (X-Small, Small, Medium, or Large) 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, May 20, 2011

I Dream of Juliana Giveaway

Darlings, we’ve seen them toted about by everyone from Victoria Beckham, Rachel Zoe, and Kim Kardashian to Olivia Palermo, Nicole Richie, and Kelly Ripa; watched the ever-seductive Kim Cattrall a la Samantha Jones on Sex and the City do everything in her power to have her name bumped up on the miles-long Birkin Waiting List; and some of us have even read about the harrowing journey to snag one of the coveted carryalls in the pages of Michael Tonello’s bestselling Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag. Now, thanks to the fabulous fashionistas at Mimi Boutique one (1) of you handbag connoisseurs will have the chance to take a blissful Birkin-inspired pretty home – in the color of your choice!

Oui, oui, mes amours! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Mimi Boutique to bring one (1) of you beautiful bunnies the charming Juliana Satchel in your choice of color (Black, Beige, Red, Grey, Croco Brown, or Milk Chocolate Brown) – the absolute perfect accessory for carrying your essentials from Point A to Point B (and every other point in-between!).

To Enter the I Dream of Juliana Giveaway:

Visit Mimi Boutique and select which Juliana Satchel color is your favorite.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which color Juliana Satchel is your favorite between now and Friday, June 3, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which color Juliana Satchel is your favorite between now and Friday, June 3, 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 color Juliana Satchel is your favorite between now and Friday, June 3, 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, June 4, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Mimi Boutique for the pictures.

Luxury Does Come Cheap!

Lovers, it was Bo Derek who proclaimed “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” Perhaps the very same mantra can be applied to luxury…whoever said luxury – specifically of the watch variety - doesn’t come cheap simply didn’t know about pre owned luxury watches.

As the fabulous fashionistas that we all are, it should come as no surprise that we have expensive taste; sadly, our budgets rarely match our covets – thus the reason we so often have to turn a blind eye to pined-after pretties and settle for something less. Luckily, with Mayors, we need to do nothing of the sort! “Mayors offers authentic luxury brand pre-owned watches. Our products are certified authentic brand watches in perfect working condition. Expertly restored and certified, our pre-owned watches are accompanied by a two-year warranty; a complete inspection, cleaning and servicing is performed on all watches prior to being available on our website.”

Lusting after a romantic, rose-faced ROLEX? Retail is rubbish! Pick it up for a quarter of the price via Mayors. J’adore the diamond-encrusted embellishments on the ROLEX President Bracelet? Mayors can help to make it yours on a budget! See dolls, contrary to popular belief, luxury can (and does!) come cheap – as long as you know the secrets to smart shopping that is!

Which pre owned luxury lovely are you currently craving, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Mayors for the picture.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Loving:

Shoshanna Beaded Strapless Dress in Ocean Blue
American Apparel Small Leather Carry-All Pouch in Melon Green
Pour La Victoire Abigail Platform Sandals in Aqua
Vix Swimwear Escape Bandeau Bikini Top in Multi and Solid New Band Bikini Bottoms in Royal
OPI Bubble Bath
P. Luca for Barami Peachy Pendant Necklace
Cambria Cove Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker by Cuisinart

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Basic V-Neck Tee in Light Orange; Forever 21 Resin Whisker Denim Short in Denim Washed; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; Forever 21 Lacquered Flower Ring in Gold/Cream.

Reading: Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell. I simply cannot get enough of Candace’s work; I want to be her best friend!

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Apricotcha Cheating from the Las Vegas Collection. Lips: mark Ibiza Sol Marbelized Lip Gloss in Hola! Bronze. Buy this limited-collection now, s'il vous plait - it transforms you into a Brazilian Bombshell with each and every application. Aimer au dixième pouvoir! Eyes: mark Mini Mark It Stick Hook Up Stick for Eyes in Shell.

Listening: Judas by Lady Gaga. I am currently head over heels for this song, listening to it no less than 9 times per day. C'est fabuleux, mais oui? And the video…swoon! Gaga looks incroyable.

Adoring: Rebecca Minkoff. Je suis obsédé avec ses sacs à main! The Morning After Bag, the Tryst Tote, the Small Boy Toy Satchel, the Main Squeeze Messenger Bag, the Boyfriend Mini Big. Who could possibly resist accessories with such coquettish monikers? Amour! Oversized baubles that make quite a statement to le glamourai’s many admirers, and bring attention to one’s swan-like neck – specifically, tuleste market’s Large Braided Marble Choker, Kenneth Jay Lane’s Turquoise Clasp Necklace, and Lee Angel Jewelry’s Multi Strand Beaded Necklace. Utterly irresistible if I do say so myself - evanouissement! Button-down tops in whisper-thin materials that can be tied at the waist to show off one’s toned tummy a la American Apparel’s Chiffon Oversized Button-Up, Maison Scotch’s Boyfriend Check Shirt, and Free People’s Plaid Dobby Blouse. Très adorable paired with high-waist denim shorts, don’t you think? I am smitten!

Watching: Sex and the City: The Complete Second Season. Can I please have Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair? Seriously, it is incredible!

Desiring: Rebecca Minkoff Rumi Dress. I can’t say whether it is the juxtaposition of nude and black hues, or the asymmetrical hemline. Perhaps it’s the button closure in the back. Whatever it is, simply gazing upon the beauty of this dress makes me feel like dancing; thus, I have determined that it is true love. Besoin! Edmundo Castillo Pointed Toe Suede Pumps. Non, typically I am not a fan of a pointed toe but Edmundo Castillo (and Heidi Klum, but that’s another story) has changed my mind. Swoon at the lusciousness of these pretties! I’ll take a Size 36 in both Powder and Fuchsia, s'il vous plait! 7 For All Mankind Josefina Boyfriend Jeans in Vintage California. Mark my words, should this divine pair of denim ever make it into my wardrobe, I shall never take them off – they are the epitome of fabulosity, are they not? Le sigh; être toujours mon Coeur.

Quoting: Rachel Hawthorne - “Relationships are a lot like roller coasters, filled with highs and lows, terrifying split seconds, and awesome moments when you simply enjoyed the ride.”

Awaiting: Trouve Behave Sandal in Off White. Another item spotted in the April 2011 Nordstrom Catalog and promptly swooned over. My ever-expanding shoe collection and I are eagerly awaiting their arrival. La hâte, mes amours!

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 Hollywire for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Echo Painted Layers Cover-Up on the Cheap

My loves, to the left you will find Echo’s precious Painted Layers Cover-Up – an Anthropologie Online Exclusive; to the right you will spot Echo’s Striped Cover-Up.

While the two pieces were created by the same label, and have nearly identical designs, one thing sets the Anthropologie piece apart from the one available at Victoria’s Secret – the materials. Unlike the Victoria’s Secret piece, which is made of imported polyester, the Anthropologie offering is constructed out of silk; but for $88.00, as opposed to the $138.00 required to take the Painted pretty home, it is the perfect compromise for the cheap chica looking to keep her beach cover-up budget in the double-digits!

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


Fashionably yours!


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


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Four Floors (Diplo Remix) - Sunday Girl
Hard to Live (In the City) - Albert Hammond Jr.
Walking in LA - Missing Persons
Vacation - Vitamin C
Holiday - Vampire Weekend
Who Dat Girl - Flo Rida (feat. Akon)
Blow - Ke$ha
Staring at the Sun - TV on the Radio
Rush - Aly & AJ
Falling Star - Kid Cudi



Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Steals: Jimmy Choo Vita Pump for Pennies

Lovers, to the left prepare yourself to fall in love with Jimmy Choo’s charming Vita Pump – the very shoe seen upon Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Minka Kelly, Jessica Lowndes, Kylie Minogue, and Katharine McPhee; to the right take un petit peek at Dolce Vita’s stunning Vivo Slingback Pump.

Though the Choo’s are a bit darker in hue, and feature a heel and platform height that is slightly higher than that seen upon the Dolce Vita’s; for a mere $169.95, in comparison to the $750.00 asking price of the Jimmy gems, they are a marvelous way for the frugalista to add a pair of perfect nude pumps to her wardrobe at a price that is far more friendly to one’s wallet!

Now the question remains…will you be thrifty, or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring:

American Apparel Four-Way Stretch High-Waist Side Zipper Pant in Summer Peach
T-Bags Mini-Dress in Blush
L.A.M.B. Tuxedo Blazer in Snow White
OPI Cantberra’T Without You from the Australia Collection
Adia Kibur Snake Spiral Ring
Dolce Vita Talia Fisherman Sandals in Nude
Zambos & Siega Dae Bag in Blush


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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50 mL (a $106.67 retail value) from CollFix.

Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Stylin' with Stella & Dot Giveaway Winner

I’ll be honest, dolls; though a cute boy is certainly a welcome accessory for days spent shore side, my numéroter un préféré way to embellish my itty bitty bikini is with beachy baubles a la the Mocha Disc Necklace or the La Coco Turquoise Bead Necklace – just two of the precious pretties one can find at Stella & Dot, the very place where one (1) of you gorgeous girls will soon be spending a $50.00 Gift Certificate. Congratulations to…

…BrianneLee of BrianneLee!

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, May 13, 2011

Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway

My loves, regardless of whether or not you make upwards of $10,000 a day simply to roll out of bed, a glamorous gal such as yourself should always be ready for her close up with smooth, dewy, perfect skin – after all, one never knows when they will meet their very own Prince Charming and you must be ready for the occasion. As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” With CollFix’s Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL (a $106.67 value) you won’t have to.

Surprise, surprise, darlings! Café Fashionista has teamed up with CollFix to bring one (1) ravishing reader their very own bottle of Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL “recommended for intensive care of each skin type, especially dry and sensitive. It is recommended above all for face, neck and décolleté cosmetic treatments.”

To Enter the Ready for My Close-Up Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating why you want to win CollFix’s Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL between now and Friday, May 27, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Twitter about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating why you want to win CollFix’s Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL between now and Friday, May 27, 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 why you want to win CollFix’s Natural Collagen Inventia Face 50mL between now and Friday, May 27, 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, May 28, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to CollFix for the pictures.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Loving:

Insight Playground Love Bikini in Deep ‘n’ Meaningful
Levi’s Vintage Clothing 70062 Shrunken Trucker Jacket in Light and Embro
K. Jacques Bikini Roman Thong Sandals in Pul Natural
Winter Kate Health Long Floral Skirt in Print 50A
Nanette Lepore Straw Tote in Champagne
OPI Steady As She Rose from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection
bluma project Ola Paper Bead Necklace in Lavender

Over to you, lovers; what pretties have left you with the desire to shout "Charge it please!"?


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Heritage 1981 Cable Knit Cardigan in Cream via Forever 21; Forever 21 Essential V-Neck Cami in Coral; Forever 21 Fab Stitched Skinny Jean in Indigo (worn as cuffed crop); Diane von Furstenberg Pandora Wedge Espadrilles in Nude; Rhinestone Arrow Connector Ring via Forever 21.

Reading: Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel by Candace Bushnell. I thought the first in the series was amazing, but the sequel is incredible beyond belief. Cinq mots: Samantha Jones at age twenty-five. La lecture, la lecture, la lecture!

Glamourizing: Nails: Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue from the Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Collection. Lips: mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint. ‘Tis like a mood ring of sorts for one’s perfect pucker. Fabulous, mais oui? Eyes: mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Iconic.

Listening: Just Can’t Get Enough by Black Eyed Peas. At le risk of sounding très clichéd, I just can’t get enough of this song. J’adore!

Adoring: Ombre / tie dye embellished styles that transport the wearer back to Woodstock and the summer of 1969 – specifically the pretties crafted by Young Fabulous and Broke. I’m partial to the Eden Canyon Long Dress, St. Tropez Long Dress, and Tamara Long Dress. Fabuleux, n'est-ce pas? Reptilian-embossed pieces iridescent in hue which proffer the ability to morph chameleon-style to match anything you may elect to don for a night out with the girls or a mid-day tête-à-tête with your cute boy du jour. The pieces I am currently smitten with? Botkier’s Ava Snake Cross Body Bag in Coral, Elizabeth and James’ Manic Gladiator Platform Sandals in Blush, and Michael Kors Collection Python Print Linked Triangle Bikini in Natural. Bodysuits, bodysuits, bodysuits! Strapless a la Undrest’s Ruffle Bodysuit in Knotting Hill and American Apparel’s Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Bodysuit; sporting daring deep-v necklines like Elkin’s Eyre Bodysuit in Rose or Clove and American Apparel’s Cotton Spandex Jersey Cross-V Bodysuit; or luxuriously lacy courtesy of Kiki de Montparnasse Le Fleur Bodysuit and American Apparel’s Stretch Floral Lace Bodysuit. Each one is saucier than the last, n'est-ce pas?

Watching: The Little Rascals. Darla is the cutest thing, is she not? I kind of want to be her (despite the fact that she’s, like, five). Aimer l'amour!

Desiring: Minnetonka Front Lace Knee High Boots in Minnetonka Brown. Boots in the summer? But of course! I have plans to style them with an all white motif – think 7 For All Mankind Roll Up Shorts in Clean White topped with Soft Joie’s Keeley Tank in Porcelain and sealed with Diane von Furstenberg’s Julie Leather Belt in Luggage. Très adorbs, mais oui? Aimer l'amour! Rebecca Taylor’s Sequin Hoodie in Natural. Sequins make everything more decadent…even your standard knit hoodie - j’adore! sass & bide’s 10 Rules for Happiness Top. No wardrobe is complete without a piece of frippery harboring such a marvelous moniker, n'est-ce pas? Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Quoting: Sophia Loren - “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”

Awaiting: Rebecca Minkoff Iridescent Python Morning After Mini Bag in Purple Multi. The Shopbop Friends & Family Code made me do it! Who on earth could possibly resist Rebecca Minkoff marvels at 15% Off retail? Certainly not I! For those of you who are interested, simply enter Promotion Code INTHEFAMILY15 upon checkout to receive 15% Off all full price and sale items. S'incroyablement fabuleux, mais oui?

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 Park Avenue Princess for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Stella McCartney Patent Pointed Slingbacks for a Steal

Dolls, in the left corner you shall find Stella McCartney’s tres posh Patent Pointed Slingbacks; to the right shift your gaze to Sam Edelman’s sophisticated Orly Kitten Heel Pumps.

Though the majestic McCartney’s are constructed out of faux leather, and sport a slightly lighter nude hue than the Almond of the Edelman’s; for just $115.00, as opposed to the $645.00 one would require to scoop up the saucy Stella’s, they are the perfect compromise for the fashionista searching for runway style on a shoestring budget!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Stella McCartney, or be thrifty and spring for Sam Edelman?


Fashionably yours!


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


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Gulp Green Giveaway Winners

Kitty cats, as the pretty, pretty princesses that we are, it is no surprise that we are forever toting about a bottle of water in our Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bags to keep our complexions looking glorious; but now, thanks to Avon, three (3) of you fabulous fair maidens will be carrying said water in a Hello Green Tomorrow Reusable Water Bottle as part of Avon’s Hello Green Tomorrow Campaign. Congratulations to…

…Vanessa of My Heart Blogged, Megan of A Suitcase and Stilettos, and Janine of *La Dolce Vita*!

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 SassiSam Blog for the picture.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It’s Working - MGMT
Mowgli’s Road - Marina and the Diamonds
She Loves Everybody - Chester French
Every Little Earthquake - Little Boots
You’re A Cad - The Bird and The Bee
Material Girl - Madonna
Girlfriend - Phoenix
Supergirl - Saving Jane
The World Should Revolve Around Me - Little Jackie

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Slumber Designs for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Don't forget to enter the Gulp Green Giveaway for your chance to win a Hello Green Tomorrow Fundraising Water Bottle from Avon.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Steals: Fendi Desir Silk & Suede Sandal Boots on a Budget

My loves, to your left you shall find Fendi’s fabulous Desir Silk & Suede Sandal Boots – the very same ones seen donned by both Kelly Ripa and Carey Mulligan; to the right check out le tempting Yasmina from Type Z.

Though the Type Z tantalizers are constructed out of faux suede and sport sheer mesh panels, as opposed to the silk chiffon and true suede of the Fendi’s; for a mere $63.75, in comparison to the $796.00 needed to make their haute couture cousin your very own, they are just as capable of making the budget babe feel like a million bucks – without breaking the bank!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bluefly and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Don't forget to enter the Gulp Green Giveaway for your chance to win a Hello Green Tomorrow Fundraising Water Bottle from Avon.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Adoring: Chunky, open knit sweaters which juxtapose between bohemian and glamorous worlds. Mon préféré absolu actuellement? A.L.C.’s Crop Crochet Top in Cream; Floor-sweeping skirts in dusty rose hues reminiscent of early morning sunrises and late afternoon sunsets a la TEXTILE Elizabeth and James’ Riley Skirt in Indian Canyon; Cleopatra-esque sandals that coil sinuously around ones ankles – specifically, 7 For All Mankind’s Morgan in Latte. Stunning, mais oui?; One-of-a-kind carryalls which spruce up one’s look du jour while at the very same time helping artisans and communities in need, like the Wayuu Taya Foundation’s Susu Bag in Brown; Murky yet marvelous manicures a la the ones created with un petit assistance from OPI’s Stranger Tides from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection; Forever 21’s Faux Panel Bangle Set in Brown / Antique Gold. The mix of antique gold and wood is pure perfection, n'est-ce pas?; Haute headwear ideal for keeping the suns rays at bay or merely channeling the effortless style of one Ms. Brigitte Bardot, like Bop Basics Raffia Braid Sunhat in Tobacco.

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Back Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Costa Blanca Floral Crochet Back Top from HighGlossFashion.

Don't forget to enter the Stylin’ with Stella & Dot Giveaway for your chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stella & Dot.

Don't forget to enter the Gulp Green Giveaway for your chance to win a Hello Green Tomorrow Fundraising Water Bottle from Avon.
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