Thursday, June 30, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Rose & Leopard

Loving:

Alice + Olivia Conry Bell Sleeve Dress in Dusty Rose
Sam Edelman Lorissa in Tan Leopard Canvas
Diane von Furstenberg Harper Haircalf Day Bag in Leopard
OPI Party in my Cabana from the South Beach Collection
Marc by Marc Jacobs Mirror Oversized Sunglasses in Rose Brown
Alice + Olivia Printed Butterfly Shorts in Leopard Print
American Apparel Lace Puff Sleeve Blouse in Tan Half Moon

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


Fashionably yours!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: LOVE 21 Silken Peasant Top in Pink/Grey via Forever 21; Forever 21 Classic Skinny Jeans in Medium Denim; Dolce Vita Jollen in Nude; House of Harlow 1960 Key Cocktail Ring in Gold.

Reading: Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl’s (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge, and a Little Facebook Stalking by Shallon Lester. Shallon Lester is the BFF you’ve always dreamed of…that is all.

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Pink Flamenco from the Espana Collection. Lips: mark Juice Gems in Juicy Fig. Eyes: mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Tiki.

Listening: Ghost in the Machine by B.o.B. My current musical obsession - j’adore!

Adoring: Coquettish crop tops that allow one to be scandalous in an oh-so sophisticated fashion a la American Apparel’s Stretch Floral Lace Crop Top, 2x1 Racerback Cropped Tank, and Silky Loose Crop Tank. Un petit peek at one’s toned tummy goes a long way, n'est-ce pas? Alluring accessories which juxtapose between minimalist and utterly magnificent – specifically the pretties crafted by dalla nonna. My current favorites? The Heart Necklace, the XO Bracelet, and the Love Bracelet. Swoon! Le besoin, le désir, l'amour! One-shoulder aesthetics that allow one’s skin to play peek-a-boo with the world like Elizabeth and James’ Bijou Top, The Addison Story’s One Shoulder Dress, and Torn by Ronny Kobo’s Olivia One Shoulder Dress. Très flirty, yes? Love love!

Watching: Almost Famous. Should I ever be reincarnated, I would love to come back as Miss Penny Lane. She is truly too fabulous for words – as is her wardrobe!

Desiring: Alternative Adler Bag in Safari. The color makes it transitional through winter, spring, summer, and fall; the avant-garde aesthetic gives it personality; and the price…well, that’s simply irresistible. Avoir besoin de tout de suite! Pencey Crocheted Hoodie in Salmon. Swoon! Oui, mes amours, I am totes in the midst of a love affair with this garment – it is perfection to the tenth power; and would look so adorable topping Cali Dreaming’s The Nubby Bikini in Nude Shimmer, mais oui? Bop Basics The Fiance Blazer. After years of searching high and low for the perfect boyfriend blazer, I have finally found the true crème de la crème. Me pincer, je dois rêver!

Quoting: Marilyn Monroe - “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

Awaiting: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Clutch in Red. The color is perfection for fall; I simply couldn’t resist. Besides, it’s Rebecca Minkoff…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 Shopbop for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway for your chance to win the Overboard Dress from Shabby Apple.

Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Paloma Barcelo Amaya Sandals for a Steal

My loves, in the left corner you will find Paloma Barcelo’s blissful Amaya Sandal; in the right corner park your gorgeous gaze upon MIA’s Biscotti in Natural.

While the color of the Biscotti beauties is slightly lighter than that of the Paloma Barcelo’s; for a mere $59.99, in comparison to the $295.00 needed to add Amaya to your ultra-covetable shoe collection, they are a superlative selection for the frugalista living on a shoestring budget – and affordable enough to allow one to invest in both charming color choices (Natural and Olive)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway for your chance to win the Overboard Dress from Shabby Apple.

Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

It's A Party - The Subways
Ghost in the Machine - B.o.B.
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
You Make Me Feel - Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi)
Color On the Walls (Don't Stop) - Foster the People
Hey Hey Girl - The Virgins
The Mating Game - Bitter:Sweet
Kids - Sleigh Bells
Maximum Balloon - Tiger (feat. Aku)
Deer in the Headlights - Owl City



Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway for your chance to win the Overboard Dress from Shabby Apple.

Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Steals: Casadei 6822 Criss Cross Sandals on the Cheap

Lovers, to your left take a peek at Casadei’s charming 6822 Criss Cross Sandals in Noir; to the right prepare to swoon over Fergie’s fabulous Sanibel.

Though the saucy Sanibel features a higher platform and lower heel than the classy Casadei’s; for a mere $76.97, in comparison to the $834.00 price tag of the 6822 Criss Cross Sandals, they are an absolute dream for the budget babe – and allow one to scoop up both haute hues (Black and Nude) for less than $200.00!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Amazon and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway for your chance to win the Overboard Dress from Shabby Apple.

Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Pink and Grey

Adoring:

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Clutch in Grey
Rag & Bone/JEAN High Waist Bell Bottom Jeans in Salmon
Forever 21 Double Breasted Floral Jacket
American Apparel Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top in Coral
OPI Elephantastic Pink from the India Collection
Camilla Skovgaard Open Toe Saw Tooth Booties in Frosted Grey
Forever 21 Beaded Cluster Ring in Pink/Gold

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway for your chance to win the Overboard Dress from Shabby Apple.

Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Under the Sea Giveaway Winner

Mon doux, with the official start of summer having passed just a few short days ago, it is not at all surprising that you should desire the addition of a new product to your daily beauty regimen that will restore sun-damaged skin, protect from future harsh-weather harm, and leave you with a fresh-scrubbed dewy glow from dawn ‘til dusk. Luckily, courtesy of Sibu Beauty, that is precisely what one (1) lucky lady is about to take home via the Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream. Congratulations to…

…Stephanie of Eternally Fashionably Late!

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 Tumblr for the picture.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Set Sail in Style Giveaway

Lovers, whether you will be spending the summer landlocked in the throes of a staycation, or have plans to take a tropical getaway, one thing that every girl needs in her warm-weather wardrobe is a fabulous frock to see her through either situation in complete style – and now one (1) of you pretty, pretty princesses will be taking precisely that home.

Surprise, surprise, kitty cats! Café Fashionista has teamed up with the ever-saucy Shabby Apple – the online leader in women’s dresses - to bring one (1) lucky lady the drop-dead gorgeous Overboard Dress – a fifties-inspired frock crafted out of blue and white gingham that would make even the most composed stylista swoon!

To Enter the Set Sail in Style Giveaway:

Visit Shabby Apple and select your favorite dress.

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

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Shabby Apple dress is your favorite between now and Friday, July 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 Shabby Apple dress is your favorite between now and Friday, July 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, July 9, 2011.

In the meantime, should you feel the urge to splurge, now through July 23, 2011 save 10% on all Shabby Apple purchases with code word Cafefashion10off.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents! Winner will be able to choose their dress size.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shabby Apple for the pictures.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Shimmer

Loving:

Rebecca Minkoff Date Clutch in Oatmeal
Parker Baby Sequin Wrap Dress in Khaki
OPI Play the Peonies from the Nice Stems! Collection
Alice + Olivia Lesley Open Toe Booties in Nude/Silver
Beyond Vintage Long Sleeve Raglan Top in Clay
Michael Kors Oversized Rose Gold Watch
American Apparel Nylon Tricot Halter One-Piece in Melon

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 Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Cropped Tie Waist Denim Shirt in Medium Denim; Hydraulic Distressed Cuffed Denim Shorts in White via Kohl’s; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; House of Harlow 1960 Arrow Ring in Gold.

Reading: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. You have not fully experienced the beauty of Breakfast at Tiffany’s until you have read the novella. It is magical.

Glamourizing: Nails: mark Ibiza Sol Nailed It Trend Mini Lacquers in Tango. This color is a summer pedicure essential - j’adore! Lips: mark Ibiza Sol Marbleized Lip Gloss in Chica Coral. Eyes: mark I-Mark Metallics in Truffle. Oui, it is as scrummy as it sounds!

Listening: Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters by Elton John.

Adoring: Button Down Shirts that can be tied at the waist and styled with Citizens of Humanity’s Blondie High Waist Skinny Jeans and Giuseppe Zanotti’s Suede Ankle Strap Sandals with Crystals for a très Carrie Bradshaw-inspired look a la Free People’s Easy Rider Button Down Shirt, Patterson J. Kincaid’s Harlow Long Sleeve Blouse, and American Apparel’s Chiffon Oversized Button-Up. Chain-strap handbags – specifically, Diane von Furstenberg’s Harper Ostrich Day Bag in Blackberry, Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini MAC Clutch in Teal, and BE & D’s Tenley Shoulder Bag in Blonde/Black. Very little can compete with the classiness and sophistication created by a well-placed chain strap, n'est-ce pas? Love love! Leather jackets. Ideal for toughening up a floral frock in the spring and summer, and perfect for channeling one’s inner biker babe when paired with skinnies and chunky boots come fall and winter. My current covets? Herve Leger’s Leather & Bandage Perforated Jacket, Jen Kao’s Cropped Leather Smoking Jacket, and D&G’s Zip Front Leather Bomber Jacket. Je. Meurt.

Watching: 10 Things I Hate About You. Un petit confession…a part of me has always wanted to be Kat; j’adore her snarky personality!

Desiring: American Apparel Tank Dress in Ash Rose, White, Cobalt, Black, et Gray - oui, I want one in each haute hue. The loose aesthetic makes it easy, breezy, and oh-so wearable; whilst the daringly low scoop back adds a delicious dash of seduction to the overall look. J’adore! Rebecca Minkoff Cheetah Clutch in Natural. Do I need? Mais non! Do I want? Mais oui! Jen Kao Desert Grazer Skirt. The asymmetrical hemline and haphazard tie waist create the perfect primitive vibe. I’d top it with a Free People Lace Bandeau, beachy waves, and sky-high strappy sandals for the ultimate bohemian goddess look. Evanouissement!

Quoting: Stephen Chbosky - “It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”

Awaiting: Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl’s (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge, and a Little Facebook Stalking by Shallon Lester.

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 Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: J Brand Low Rise Cutoff Shorts for a Steal

Dolls, to the left you will find J Brand’s luscious Low Rise Shorts in Bright Red; to the right direct your attention to Topshop’s tantalizing Moto Pink Denim Hot Pants.

Though the Topshop stunners sport a slightly different shade than the blissful J Brand’s; for just $55.00, in comparison to the $159.00 required to add a pair of the original Low Rise Cutoff Shorts to your summer wardrobe, they are le perfect compromise for the girl looking to indulge in the colored denim trend – on a budget!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for J Brand, or be thrifty and spring for Topshop?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to J Brand and Topshop for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Superhuman Touch - Athlete
Punching in a Dream - The Naked and Famous
Kids - MGMT
Elevator - Sky Ferreira
New York City Moves to the Sound of LA - Funeral Party
Street Joy - White Denim
You Only Live Once - The Strokes
The Night Out - Martin Solveig
Tonight’s the Kind of Night - Noah and the Whale
Up Up Up - Givers

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 Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Steals: Givenchy Corinne Woven Leather Wedge Sandals for Less

My loves, in the left corner you will find Givenchy’s chic Corinne Woven Leather Wedge Sandals – the very same ones seen upon the feet of Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson; in the right corner plant your pretty peepers upon Not Too Coy’s ambrosial Amanda.

While Amanda is ever so slightly darker in hue than the gorgeous Givenchy; for just $149.95, as opposed to the $1,204.00 needed to glam up your shoe collection with Corinne, it is the perfect way for the budget babe to snag a little star style – at a price that allows her to scoop up all three sassy shades (Luggage, Camel, and Black)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Farfetch and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Underneath Your Clothes Is...Pure Fabulosity!

As any true fashionista knows, style does not stop at the Little Black Dress; it creeps past our arsenal of jaw-dropping accessories, bypasses our beloved black patent stilettos, and penetrates layers of crepe chiffon until it reaches something that makes us feel elegant, glamorous, and downright gorgeous – despite the fact that very few will ever have the opportunity to see it. What, you may be asking, is this wonder? Lingerie, of course!

Lingerie is the unseen confidence booster. A location for style where one can be downright wild and outlandish with the world being none the wiser. From lacy boy shorts like Intimates Essentials Lace No VPL Shorts (5 Pack) to crystal-adorned bras a la Ultimo’s Diamante Back Multiway Bra, and goddess-esque pieces like Gossard’s Ooh La La Long Line Strapless Bra, lingerie allows us to channel our inner diva on the downlow; whilst maintaining the professional persona we like to display to our many admirers. Très coquettish, mais oui?

In the words of Elle Macpherson, “If you’re wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you’re halfway there to turning heads.”

Over to you, darlings; which piece of lingerie do you have your pretty peepers on?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Very for the pictures.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Purple & Yellow

Adoring:

American Apparel Chiffon Double-Layer Shirred Waist Skirt in Lilac
J Brand 11” Ankle Skinny Jeans in Bright Yellow
OPI Fiercely Fiona from the Shrek Forever After Brights Collection
Equipment Signature Blouse in African Violet
ONE by JJ Winters Evening Mini Bag
Kenneth Jay Lane Dome Ring in Rhodium / Multi Pastel
Dallin Chase Felix Romper in Light Purple

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY from Youngblood.

Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway Winner

The time has come, lovers! Today is the day where one (1) of you gorgeous glamazons will have the chance to take home the pretty of YOUR choice from the utterly tantalizing assortment of beautiful baubles offered at Towne & Reese. Congratulations to…

…Carrie of Couture Carrie!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address, and a link to the Towne & Reese piece you would most like to receive to claim your prize.

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway

Dolls, it happens to the best of us. We find ourselves on the Invite list to an ever-exclusive pool party, and while we are in possession of a cuter-than-cute swimsuit with the power to captivate, our current skintone - pasty from months and months of being hidden underneath bulky (yet utterly beautiful!) sweaters - is less than desirable. You could do the unthinkable, and call and cancel; or, you could showcase your stylish smarts and turn to Youngblood’s Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY!

Oui, oui, lovers! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Youngblood to bring one (1) beautiful beach babe a 5.9 fl. Oz. bottle of their fabulous Mineral Illuminating Tint BODY, the perfect bronze-kissed lotion ideal for giving “bare skin a warm, sexy glow — instantly. This creamy, non-streaking tint leaves a healthy sheen on arms, legs and décolleté.” And now it will be making its way into your beauty regimen!

To Enter the Tantalizingly Tinted Giveaway:

Visit Youngblood and select which product you would most like to try.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which Youngblood product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, July 1, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Youngblood product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, July 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 which Youngblood product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, July 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, July 2, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Youngblood for the pictures.

The Ultimate Accessory? Hair!

Dolls, it was Martin Luther who proclaimed “The hair is the richest ornament of women.” As such, it is an unwritten rule of sorts that we ensure that our locks always look luscious so as to keep ourselves feeling fabulous at all times. To do so, however, one requires a very important tool. An item that is utterly essential in our hair care artillery to maintain our adorableness; and that, my loves, is a hair straightener.

Whether you’re already blessed with pin-straight follicles, or you are on the hunt for a tool with the ability to tame your unruly tresses, a straightener can take your hair from boring and blasé to breathtakingly beautiful – as evident by the incredibly versatile pieces offered by the Katy Perry-adored ghd.

Eager to don beachy waves a la Blake Lively? The ghd Boho Chic Limited Edition styling set from the Iconic Eras of Style Collection can create them in a snap! Looking for sleek style that shines from morning to night? Look no further than the ghd Gold Professional 1” from the New Gold Series. Seeking a multi-faceted styler with the ability to create everything from voluptuous curls and deep waves to perfectly straight looks? Your search is over; the ghd Classic can do all that and more!

As the saying goes, “Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist [or styler] you like.”

Tell me, lovers; what hairstyle are you trying to achieve, and which ghd styler would you love to try?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ghd for the pictures.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Color Blocking

Loving:

Edmundo Castillo Sling Back Suede Heels in Powder/Tangerine
Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Dahlia
Rory Beca Jacob Trapeze Blouse in Coral
Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Clutch in Teal
OPI Gargantuan Green Grape
Forever 21 F1803 Sunglasses in Blue/Green
American Apparel Nylon Tricot Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottom in Serpent

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 Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Heritage 1981 Vintage Denim Jacket in Light Denim; Forever 21 Fab Ribbed Tank Top in Mint; Forever 21 Lacquered Flower Ring in Silver/Mint; Hydraulic Distressed Cuffed Denim Shorts in White via Kohl’s; Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame.

Reading: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Reader Beware: Delving into the pages of this book will result in a serious case of wanderlust. Nevertheless it is incroyable; thus…read it tout de suite!

Glamourizing: Nails: mark Ibiza Sol Nailed It Trend Mini Lacquers in Mojito. Lips: mark Ibiza Sol Marbleized Lip Gloss in Chica Coral. Eyes: mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Stellar.

Listening: Private Affair by The Virgins.

Adoring: Straw-crafted carryalls that bring a dash of the beach to any and all ensembles, be it power suit or playground couture - specifically, Nanette Lepore’s Straw Clutch in Champagne, Mar Y Sol’s Solana Drawstring Bag in Aqua et Canary, and Felix Rey’s Sardinia Basket Tote. Don’t you feel nautical just looking at them, darlings? Le little white dress. Coquettish a la Nightcap Clothing’s Crochet Flirtini Dress in White, seductive courtesy of Susana Monaco’s Off Shoulder Dress in Cream, and sultry like Dallin Chase’s Daniel Halter Dress in White/Black. Swoon! A glamorous gal needs an LWD in every style imaginable, n'est-ce pas? Bring on a white hot summer, s'il vous plait! Blousy tube tops perfect for channeling one’s inner boho belle when paired with Rich & Skinny’s Sugar High Rise Flare Jeans in Tahiti and ideal for turning heads when tucked into a pair of Hudson’s Hampton Cuffed Short Shorts in Edmund. Le current apples of my eye? ONE by LOVOL’s Rachel Loose Tube Top in Black Rose, Nude Rose, and Ivory Floral (oui, I want all three colors), Alice + Olivia’s Carmela Draped Tube Top in Salmon, and Dolce Vita’s Maribel Tube Top in Orchid Aztec Print. Love, love, love!

Watching: Sex and the City: The Complete Third Season.

Desiring: Only Hearts Last Rose of Summer Cropped Camisole and matching Last Rose of Summer Tap Pants. Equal parts comfy (for those days spent lounging about watching Sex and the City reruns) and charmingly coquettish (for those impromptu visits from cute boys). J'ai besoin de, j'ai besoin de, j'ai besoin de! Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Convertible Tiered Skirt / Dress in Rayon Shell. From maxi skirt to maxi dress and back again, what girl could possibly resist a two-fer as tantalizing as that? J’adore! Blu Moon Strapless Ruffle Romper in Cupcake Floral et Wedding Cake Floral. Swoon! I am positively head over heels for this playful pretty - etre toujours mon Coeur!

Quoting: Carrie Bradshaw - “As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”

Awaiting: Forever 21 Summer Eyelet Woven Dress in Coral and White. A simple flirty frock that serves as a canvas for fabulous accessories is an absolute essential for the warmer months; thus the reason I bought deux!

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 Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Giuseppe Zanotti E10000 Slingback Platform Pump for Pennies

Mon doux, in the left corner we have the tres glamorous Giuseppe Zanotti E10000 Slingback Platform Pump in Nude – the very same style seen donned by Brittany Snow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Kerry Washington; in the right corner you will find Chinese Laundry’s tempting Traffic Jam Patent Sandal in Dark-Beige.

Though the charming Chinese Laundry offering is crafted out of faux leather as opposed to the real leather construction of Zanotti’s saucy Slingback; for a mere $79.95, in comparison to the $595.00 required to make le gorgeous Giuseppe’s your own, they are every bit as capable of stopping admirer’s in their tracks – and allow the budget babe to indulge in all four stunning shades (Dark-Beige, Black, Bright-Red, and Magenta)!

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 Forward by Revolve and Chinese Laundry for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Nighttiming - Coconut Records
I Like to Dance - Hot Chelle Rae
Streets of Gold - 3OH!3
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair - Arctic Monkeys
Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
Make Time - The Cults
Weekend - Smith Westerns
Block After Block - Matt & Kim
Space + Time - The Pierces

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 Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Steals: Splendid Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank for Less

Lovers, to the left you will find Splendid’s saucy Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank in Neon Yellow; to the right plant your pretty peepers upon Forever 21’s fabulous Racerback Tank in Neon Yellow.

Though the Forever 21 pretty is constructed out of standard 100% Cotton, as opposed to the 100% Supima Cotton that makes up Splendid’s version; for just $9.80, in comparison to the $44.00 required to snag a splash of Splendid for your wardrobe, it is every bit as capable of adding a pretty pop of color to your desired look du jour - at a price that allows the budget babe to indulge in both haute hues (Neon Yellow and Neon Orange), and still have enough spare change for an impromptu Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino® Blended Beverage from Starbucks!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Forever 21 for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Summer Sea

Adoring:

Free People Rainbow Sorbet Dress in Summer Sea Combo
Missoni Zigzag Wedge Espadrilles in Turquoise/Peach/Cognac/Black
Vanessa Mooney The Wrap Me Up Bracelet in Denim
American Apparel Chiffon Puff Sleeve Blouse in Lagoon
OPI Melon of Troy
sass & bide Love and Understanding Shorts in Melon
Rebecca Minkoff Jelly Bean Bag in Red

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Under the Sea Giveaway for your chance to win a bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty.

Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

Kitchen Queen Giveaway Winners

As Harriet Van Horne once said, “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Now, thanks to Hyperion Books, two (2) of you charming chefs-in-the-making will be armed with the very tool required to enter the cooking world with chic confidence…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. Congratulations to…

…Tia of Style, via Tia and Stacey of The Other Pocket!

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 Tumblr for the picture.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Under the Sea Giveaway

Mes petites coquettes, the scorching sun may have you dreaming of making like Ariel of The Little Mermaid, and taking up residence under the sea; but there is a far more fabulous way to beat the heat and feel refreshed than forsaking your life on dry land, and that is via Sibu Beauty’s incredible Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream.

Like all Sibu Beauty products, the Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream is 100% natural and contains no wheat, dairy, gluten, yeast, preservatives, or sodium. It does, however, come laden with Omega 7 Fatty Acids which “Promotes tissue recovery and healing; Rejuvenates sun damaged skin; Protects against environmental stress; Preserves health skin tone and texture; and Boosts collagen production.” And now one (1) of you bathing beauties has the chance to take a 1 fl. Oz. bottle home!

That’s right, darlings! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Sibu Beauty to bring one (1) lucky reader their very own bottle of Repair & Protect Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream – a citrus-scented wonder perfect for all skin types that will keep you looking refreshed and fabulous day in and day out!

To Enter the Under the Sea Giveaway:

Visit Sibu Beauty and select which product you would most like to try.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which Sibu Beauty product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, June 24, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Sibu Beauty product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, June 24, 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 Sibu Beauty product you would most like to try and why between now and Friday, June 24, 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 25, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Sibu Beauty for the picture.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Open Crochet Poncho in Taupe; Forever 21 Ripped Shorts with Belt in Medium Denim; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; Rhinestone Arrow Connector Ring via Forever 21.

Reading: Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag by Michael Tonello. Exotic locales, shopping, romance…swoon! There is nothing that this book doesn’t have. It is official, mes chéris; Michael Tonello is my new BFF in spirit! Amour!

Glamourizing: Nails: Steady as She Rose from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection. Lips: mark Lots of Lacquer Hook Up Super Color Lip Gloss in Thrill. Eyes: mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Fairy Dust.

Listening: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People. The quintessential soundtrack for a lazy summer day.

Adoring: Whisper-thin tanks featuring dreamy draping and not one, but two Deep-V aesthetics – front et back. Mes préférés actuels? Blu Moon’s Double Take Tank in Tea Party, state & lake’s Ginger Camisole in Rose Paisley, and Bec & Bridge’s Bobine Racer Back Tank in Black. They are quite tongue-in-cheek chic, mais oui? Love! American Apparel Leather Carry-All Pouches. Between their abundance of sizes - Small, Medium, or Large – and selection of colors, growing tired of one’s handbag counterpart is simply not an option. I’ll take one of each, s'il vous plait! Short shorts sporting barely-there hemlines and playful prints a la Kenny’s Seoul Shorts in Fruit Punch, Georgie’s Tilly Print Shorts in Multi, and Joie’s Ikat Print Abbott Shorts in Spicy Orange. Le perfect accessory to these pretties? A fruity-flavored popsicle in a punchy pigment, of course!

Watching: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I call dibs on Sloane’s white fringed leather jacket. Swoon!

Desiring: Juicy Couture Sunnies Laptop Sleeve. Leave it to the ladies of Juicy Couture to make something as simple as a laptop case downright cheeky and flirty fabulous. The metallic sunnies, the crimson pucker, the pretty Perfume Pink hue…hi, I adore you. Calvin Klein Collection Katarina Suede Sandals. The ankle cuff, ankle tie, and platform make them sexy; the Jute / Tmoro (Taupe) color makes them sophisticated. Who could possibly resist such an incredible juxtaposition? Certainly not I! L'amour chronomètre l'infinité! Patricia Schultz’s 1000 Places to See Before You Die by Graphic Image via Cambria Cove. Aside from sporting a pretty in pink cover, the allure of chapters about locations such as the Cipriani Hotel in Venice leads me to believe that this is one of the most glamorous guidebooks available; and gives me a serious case of wanderlust! Le besoin chronomètre trois!

Quoting: Johnny Depp - “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”

Awaiting: Rebecca Minkoff Little Louie Key Pouch in Pink Ostrich. Le perfect companion to the new Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich BF in Pink Ostrich I picked up a few weeks ago. Amour. Il.

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 Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Rock & Republic Nika Pumps for Pennies

Lovers, to the left take a peek at Rock & Republic’s incredible Nika Pumps – the very same ones seen worn by Annalynne McCord, Audrina Patridge, Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, and Katie Cassidy; to the right prepare to swoon over Anne Michelle’s mesmerizing Virus-01.

While the Anne Michelle marvels are constructed out of manmade materials, as opposed to the true suede of the original Nika’s; for a mere $32.97, in comparison to the $295.00 required to spice up your life with a little Rock & Republic, they are the perfect alternative for the frugalista looking to add a splash of rocker chic to her shoe collection!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos and Shiekh Shoes for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Run - Vampire Weekend
Katy on a Mission - Katy B
West Coast - Coconut Records
Sun of a Gun - Oh Land
We Are Young - 3OH!3
Second Chance - Peter Bjorn and John
Rocking Horse - The Dead Weather
1983 - Neon Trees
French Navy - Camera Obscura
Rolling in the Deep - Adele

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Minkette for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Steals: Steve Madden Haylow-G Gold Glitter for Less

Dolls, in the left corner take a peek at Steve Madden’s haute Haylow-G Gold Glitter; to the right plant your pretty peepers upon Mossimo’s pretty Prue Glitter Heeled Platform Sandals in Gold via Target.

While the Mossimo stunners sport a 4” heel and 1” platform, as opposed to the 5.25” heel and 1.25” platform of the marvelous Madden’s; for a mere $29.99, in comparison to the $90.00 needed to take Haylow home, they are every bit as capable of making one sparkle with every step she takes – at a price that allows the budget babe to scoop up not one, not two, but all four charming colors (Gold Glitter, Blush Patent, Black Patent, and Red Patent)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdale’s and Target for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Pink / Gold / Silver

Adoring:

Red Carter Morocco Bikini Top and Morocco Bikini Bottoms in Print
Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Katie Bracelet in Pink
Matthew Williamson Raffia Leather Clutch in Stone
Tibi Ruffle Dress in Petal
OPI Silver Shatter from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection
Theodora & Callum Biarritz Wedge Sandals in Sun
Wilt Peasant Blouse in Hot Pink

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Out and About with Towne & Reese Giveaway for your chance to win the Towne & Reese jewelry piece of your choice from Towne & Reese.

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.
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