Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Steals: DV by Dolce Vita Bobbie Bootie on a Budget

Darlings, to the left you will find DV by Dolce Vita’s darling Bobbie Bootie in Desert; now, if you’ll be so kind as to cast your glamorous gaze to the left you will spot Mossimo Supply Co.’s Khadeja Suede Bootie in Taupe via Target.

While the blissful Bobbie sports an ever so slightly different style lace-up than Khadeja; for just $29.99, in comparison to the $79.95 price tag of their higher-priced pal, they are the perfect compromise for the cheap chica – and leave enough spare change in one’s handbag to pick up all five pretty pigments (Pink, Taupe, Navy, Black, and Brown)!

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 Target for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Fall Fab

Adoring:

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Faux Fur Cropped Poncho in Brown
Gorjana Blake Long Faceted Necklace in Rose Gold
Enza Costa Cashmere Cuffed V Neck Top in Ash
Tory Burch Audra Mini Bag in Black
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Pull On Boots in Brown
Current/Elliott The Legging Jeans in Grit
OPI Royal Rajah Ruby from the OPI India Collection

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Wanderlust Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents.

Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway Winner

Bonjour, mes amours! As I’m sure all of you know by now, today is the day wherein one (1) of you sunkissed stunners will be diving into the retro swimsuit of YOUR choice courtesy of Popina Swimwear. Congratulations to…

…Carrie of Couture Carrie!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address, phone number, swimsuit of choice, and size to claim your prize.

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Lingerie Please for the picture.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wanderlust Giveaway

wanderlust (n.): \‘wän-dər-,ləst\ a very strong or irresistible impulse to travel (etymology: German, from wandern to wander + Lust, desire, pleasure)

Mon doux, it was Robert Louis Stevenson who proclaimed, “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” This quote alone so eloquently sums up everything that is Elisabeth Eaves, author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents. After years of navigating the world, she put pen to paper to record her transcontinental adventures – and now you have the chance to experience them!

Surprise, surprise, mes chéris! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Seal Press to bring two (2) ravishing readers their very own copy of Elisabeth Eaves’ Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents so that you too can experience her romantic trysts with cute boys, education in charming cultures, and journey to self-discovery!

To Enter the Wanderlust Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating where you would travel and why if, at this very moment, you could hop a plane to any location in the world, between now and Friday, August 12, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating where you would travel and why if, at this very moment, you could hop a plane to any location in the world, between now and Friday, August 12, 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, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating where you would travel and why if, at this very moment, you could hop a plane to any location in the world, between now and Friday, August 12, 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 winner on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to Everyone – U.S., Canadian, and International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to The Paris Review for the pictures.

Time to 'Watch' Time Squared!

Lovers, “you’re late, you’re late…for a very important date!” And what, pray tell, is this très important tête-à-tête, you ask? Don’t be daft, darlings; it’s the chance for you to experience the wonderment that is time2 and it’s corresponding time2 blog!

Time2 (that is, of course, short for Time Squared) is a veritable smorgasbord of information about upcoming events involving tantalizing timepieces, in addition to being a one-stop shop for the watch lover within. A charming online locale where you can purchase pretty Juicy Couture gems, then learn of exciting events involving your new splurge du jour. For instance, had you recently paid them a visit, you would have been aware of the fact that just yesterday, Selfridges hosted a Juicy Couture Tea Party - complete with tea, cupcakes, and bubbly - smack dab in the middle of the fashion watch department!

But I digress, my darlings. The future is now; and while you may have missed yesterday’s ultra-fabulous Juicy Couture Tea Party, time2 blog is here to ensure that you are kept in-the-know about everything involving wrist-wear – from the Tea Party that Chopard will be launching next week in the Selfridges Wonder Room to showcase their new Temptations collection, to the top watch styles for the fall season to see you through autumn in true sassy style.

Now…don’t dawdle, dolls! Off you go to time2. And while you’re there, don’t forget to pick me up a prezzie or two; you do know how I can never resist a beautiful bauble!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to time2 blog for the picture.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Metallic Haze

Loving:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Love Edge Tumbled Pave Heart Bracelet in Argento
Botkier Trigger Moto Clutch
Three Dots Long Sleeve Crew Neck Tee in Pink Heather
Maggie Ward Leather Shorts in Black
MELINDA MARIA Galaxy Textured Hoop Earrings in Gold
Maison Martin Margiela Hooded Heel Boots in Forest
OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender from the Hong Kong 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 Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: MS Lace Cami – Floral Pink via Target; Forever 21 Double Button Skinny Jean in Cream (worn as cuffed capri); Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame; House of Harlow 1960 14KT Horseshoe Stack Ring in Yellow Gold; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace (my favorite purchase of 2011!).

Reading: The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough.

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Sanguine from the Go Goth! Halloween 2010 Collection. Lips: mark Glow Baby Glow Luxe Hook Up Lip Gloss in Sun Luxe. Eyes: mark’s i-glimmer Illuminating Eye Color in Bronzed.

Listening: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. L'amour chronomètre l'infinité!

Adoring: Floor-skimming white frocks that make le wearer feel like an ethereal princess who has just stepped out of a fairytale – specifically LACOSTE + MALANDRINO’s The Pointelle Polo Maxi Dress, Notte by MARCHESA’s Strapless Chiffon Gown with Pleated Bodice, and Thread’s Clara Dress with Removable Skirt. The only thing missing from this equation? The handsome prince, of course! Business-like blazers in charming colors that add a touch of whimsical playfulness to one’s otherwise ultra-professional look du jour a la Rebecca Minkoff’s Becky Jacket in Red, Plein Sud’s Deep V Blazer with Chiffon Overlay in Ivory, and Woodford & Co.’s Of Course Blazer in Seven Seas. Workwear has never been so saucy, mais oui? Trousers that ride low on the hips and look utterly divine when topped with a colorful bandeau, floppy hat, and oversized sunnies. Mes préférés actuels? Alice + Olivia’s Eric Wide Leg Pants in Ivory. Don’t you crave a romantic rendezvous aboard a yacht whenever you look at them, darlings? Aimer l'amour!

Watching: Sex and the City: The Complete Fourth Season. Six words: I. Want. To. Be. Carrie. Bradshaw. Then again, what girl doesn’t? J’adore!

Desiring: Lucy in Disguise Antibes Sailor Romper. Etre toujours mon coeur! For evening strolls on the boardwalk with cute boys in tow it shall be styled with Eugenia Kim’s Catherine Wide Brim Hat with Pierced Feather; for days of shopping with the girls, Giuseppe Zanotti’s Crisscross Sandals on Chunky Heel in Blush/Black is in order. Carrie Bradshaw would approve, n'est-ce pas? Joie Fanny Lace Top in Porcelain. Scalloped edges, ruched sleeves…le sigh. My heart literally skips a beat whenever I gaze upon its delicate beauty. I should love to pair it with J Brand’s Ella Mae Skinny Aviator Pants. The juxtaposition between masculine and gothic glamour would be très fab, mais oui? MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Faux Fur Cropped Poncho in Brown. A little faux fur is a necessity in every glamorous girl’s life – no ifs, ands, or buts about it!

Quoting: Audrey Hepburn - “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.”

Awaiting: Jessica Simpson ‘Alster’ Boot in Tan via the Nordstrom Annual Sale. The jury’s still out on whether or not I’ll be able to walk in a 5-inch heel and 1 ¾-inch platform; but I loved them too much not to give them a whirl. Wish me luck, lovers!

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 Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Brian Atwood Maniac Platform Pumps for Pennies

Les chats de chaton, in the left corner plant your pretty kohl-rimmed peepers upon Brian Atwood’s marvelous Maniac Hidden Platform Pumps – the very same ones seen upon the fashionably fabulous feet of Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Kristin Cavallari, Kim Kardashian, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Stroup; in the right corner prepare to swoon over ALDO’s blissful Bremseth.

Though the Bremseth beauties are slightly lighter in hue than their haute couture counterparts; for a mere $90.00, in comparison to the $650.00 needed to get crazy with the Maniac, they are le perfect compromise for the frugal fashionista looking for big-time style on a barely-there budget. Even better, they come in four charming colors (Bone, Patent Black, Bronze, and Medium Silver) – so you can splurge and get them all, should you feel so compelled!

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


Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue and Amazon for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

Seal It With A Kiss - Britney Spears
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
When Did Your Heart Go Missing? - Rooney
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Say You Don't Want It - One Night Only
Underneath the Sycamore - Death Cab for Cutie
Any Fun - Coconut Records
Right Thurr - Chingy
Combat Baby - Metric
Money - The Drums

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Steals: Lanvin Crinkled Cap-Toe Ballerina on a Budget

My loves, to the left you will find Lanvin’s luscious Crinkled Cap-Toe Ballerina; now if you’ll take a peek to the right, you will spot LOFT’s ultra-charming Cap Toe Ballet Flat.

Though the LOFT lovelies are a bit more rounded in shape than their couture cousins; for a mere $39.50, as opposed to the $560.00 needed to add the Crinkled Cap-Toe Ballerina to your wardrobe, they are every bit as capable of helping one to channel their inner demure debutante – at a price that no budget babe can possibly resist!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bergdorf Goodman and LOFT for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Blue, Gray + White

Adoring:

Catherine Malandrino Elizabeth Blouse in Blanc
Lucy in Disguise Haight & Ashbury Dress in Vintage Blue
True Religion Misty Super Skinny Legging Jeans in Ghost Train
Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Wedge Pumps with Ankle Strap
Rebecca Minkoff Henry Bag in Grey
OPI No Room for the Blues from the Brights by OPI Collection
Tom Binns Albiceleste Crystal Necklace in Black/Blue/White

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway for your chance to win the lingerie set of YOUR CHOICE from Lingerie Please.

Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway Winner

The time has come, mes chéris; to unleash healthy, glowing, gorgeous skin – precisely what one (1) of you decadent divas will soon be doing courtesy of Dr. Perricone and his assortment of incredible products! 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, July 22, 2011

Ooh La La, It's Lingerie Giveaway

Darlings, high heels may be the ultimate confidence booster; but there is something else in the world of style that truly makes one feel glamorous through and through. An unseen accoutrement that allows one to unleash their inner coquette under the concealment of fabulous fashion; and that, mes chéris, is lingerie. As Elle Macpherson once said, “If you’re wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you’re halfway there to turning heads.” Precisely the place one (1) of you darling divas will soon find yourselves in courtesy of Lingerie Please!

Oui, oui, dolls! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Lingerie Please – a leading online retailer of decadent underthings – to bring one (1) lucky lady the lingerie set of YOUR choice!

To Enter the Ooh La La, It’s Lingerie Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, enter your e-mail address here to sign up for Lingerie Please’s newsletter, and officially submit your e-mail address for this Giveaway between now and Friday, August 5, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, leave a comment on this post stating which lingerie set from Lingerie Please you would choose as your prize between now and Friday, August 5, 2011 at midnight PST.

For three (3) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which lingerie set from Lingerie Please you would choose as your prize between now and Friday, August 5, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For four (4) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating which lingerie set from Lingerie Please you would choose as your prize between now and Friday, August 5, 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, August 6, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to Everyone – U.S., Canadian, and International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Lingerie Please for the pictures.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Pink, Black & Zebra

Loving:

Jean-Michel Cazabat Ivanka Haircalf Pumps in Black/White
See by Chloe Printed Resin Bangle Set in Marine
Alice + Olivia Box Pleat Leather Skirt in Black
ONE by T. Cyia Scarf Necklace in Rose Gold / Gunmetal
Gorjana Hudson Quilted Cross Body Bag in Rose Dust
Bird by Juicy Couture Bustle Back Fine Knit Cardigan in Orlina
OPI Steady As She Rose from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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 Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Cropped Tie Waist Denim Shirt in Medium Denim; Forever 21 Double Button Skinny Jean in Cream (worn as cuffed capri); Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame; House of Harlow 1960 Key Cocktail Ring in Gold; 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace via MyNameNecklace.

Reading: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Oui, I have read it multiple times, but I truly never grow tired of Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo (aka Mia). Besides, who am I to refuse the chance to swoon over Michael Moscovitz. Le sigh. Fictional character or not, he is my future husband. Amour!

Glamourizing: Nails: mark Ibiza Sol Nailed It Trend Mini Lacquers in Mojito. Lips: mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Splashy. Eyes: mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Surreal.

Listening: She’s On the Move by Far East Movement.

Adoring: Faux fur fabulosity – specifically, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela’s Faux Fur Cropped Poncho, and Alice + Olivia’s Faux Fur Vest. It is never too early for one to begin preparing for fall fashion, n'est-ce pas? American Apparel’s Vinyl Fanny Pack. If Carrie Bradshaw can rock the fanny pack / belt bag with wild abandonment, I believe we all owe it to ourselves to give the look a whirl, ne fait pas vous? I’ll take one in all eight haute hues, s'il vous plait! Notte by MARCHESA. The Strapless Dress with Organza Ruffle for cocktail parties; the Strapless Column Gown with Ruffle Cascade for high society soirees; and the Strapless Column Dress with Ruffles for those evenings when you feel like being all dressed up whether you have somewhere fabulous to go or not. Le sigh. Etre toujours mon Coeur!

Watching: Robots. Two words…Must. See. Cross my heart you will love!

Desiring: Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag in Black. The quilted leather; the antique gold hardware, the très chic chain strap…swoon! Etre toujours mon Coeur! I am totes having a love affair with this charming carryall! Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Wedge Pumps with Ankle Strap in Black. Typically I don’t covet footwear with pointy toes but this is one time when I’ll make an exception – love love! 7 For All Mankind Josefina Skinny Boyfriend Jeans in Heraux Blue. Tell me I’m not the only one incapable of resisting the subtle slouch throughout the leg – it is effortlessly sexy et seductive, mais oui? Especially when styled with Free People’s Spending Time Sweater. Salut, je vous adore!

Quoting: Marilyn Monroe - "A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left."

Awaiting: House of Harlow 1960 14KT Horseshoe Stack Ring in Yellow Gold. A girl can never have too many good luck charms, 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 Shopbop for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Miu Miu Powder Patent Crisscross Platform Sandal for a Steal

Darlings, to your left you will find Miu Miu’s majestic Powder Patent Crisscross Platform Sandal; to the right take a peek at Jessica Simpson’s Ethereal Endo in Nude Patent.

Though the Miu Miu marvels sport a 4 ¼” heel, and ¾” platform, as opposed to the 5 ¼” heel and 1 ½” platform of Endo; for just $67.15, in comparison to the $595.00 needed to make the Miu Miu’s your own, they are le perfect compromise for the frugal fashionista – and allow the budget babe to scoop up not one, not two, but all three stunning shades (Nude Patent, Lunar Grey Patent, and Black Dream Nappa)!

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 Bluefly and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway for your chance to win a pair of West Heels in Denim (Retail Value $149.95) from Pelle Moda.

Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway

Mes chéris, it was the unstoppably fabulous Manolo Blahnik who proclaimed “You put high heels on and you change.” Truer words have never been spoken, mais oui? High heels harbor the power to instantly infuse a girl with CES (confidence, elegance, and sophistication) simply by slipping them on her perfectly pedicured paws; and now, courtesy of Pelle Moda, one (1) of you soon to be towering glamazons will have the chance to add a new pair to your ever-burgeoning shoe collections.

Surprise, surprise, lovers! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Pelle Moda (one of my personal favorite designers), to bring one (1) saucy stylista a pair of the wondrous West (Retail Value: $149.95) in the wear-with-anything Denim color that will see you through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall in true tantalizing style!

To Enter the Heels on the Sidewalk Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating where you would wear the Pelle Moda West in Denim between now and Monday, August 8, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating where you would wear the Pelle Moda West in Denim between now and Monday, August 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, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating where you would wear the Pelle Moda West in Denim between now and Monday, August 8, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

Extra Entries:

Like Pelle Moda on Facebook between now and Monday, August 8, 2011 at Midnight PST - 1 Entry

Follow @PelleModaShoes on Twitter between now and Monday, August 8, 2011 at Midnight PST - 1 Entry

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Pelle Moda for the pictures.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Steals: L.A.M.B. Peppa T-Strap Sandal for Pennies

Mon chéri, in the left corner we have L.A.M.B.’s pretty Peppa T-Strap Sandal; in the right we have Type Z’s amazing Angelise.

While the heel height of Angelise is ever so slightly higher than that of Peppa; for a mere $79.20, in comparison to the $325.00 needed to put a little Peppa in your step, it is every bit as capable of putting one in touch with their inner glamazon – at a price that doesn’t break the bank!

Which role are you playing today, kitty cats…the frugal femme fatale or the sassy spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Amazon and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Dazzle in Designer {Sunnies, That Is}

Kitty cats, some may think that it is ludicrous to spend a small fortune on Designer Sunglasses, but when you think of such a splurge in terms of Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who recently stated, “Fashion Fact: Most people make the assumption that I wear trendy shades the majority of the time (often indoors) to protect my eyes from the elements. But in fact it's the reverse. I'm protecting the elements from the brilliance of my eyes,” a purchase of this magnitude can be justified as a service to the world around you. As such, it requires a truly decadent pair to get the job done right. In my case, that pair would have to be…DSQUARED2’s 0015 - très James Bond, mais oui?

Perfectly oversized so that they will look just as elegant perched upon your nose as they will peeking out from your tantalizing tresses for those moments when you want to park them atop your head; androgynous in aesthetic so that you can share them with your cute boy du jour (should you deem him worthy); and available in seven saucy shades (Havana / Brown Gradient, Black / Grey Gradient, Blue Violet Gradient, Brown Green Gradient, Brown Gradient / Havana, Brown Gradient Lens / Brown, and Grey Gradient / Black) so you can don a new pair every single day of the week…in simpler terms? They are flawlessly fabulous – and less than $200.00 a pair. How could you not Like – scratch that – love them?

What pair of designer sunglasses do you dream of donning?


Thanks to Ship My Shades for the picture.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Fall Fabulosity!

Adoring:

Schutz Amanda Oxford Booties in Ascent
Lanston Boyfriend Top in Oatmeal
7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Rinsed Indigo
Foley + Corinna Tassel Fringe Cross Body Bag in Redwood
WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel Antiqued CC Bracelet
Rebecca Taylor Fairytale Top in Tan Leopard Combo
OPI Malaga Wine

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway for your chance to win the retro swimsuit of YOUR CHOICE from Popina Swimwear.

Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Three Times Lucky Giveaway Winner

Lovers, as the saying goes, “Good luck comes in threes,” and the prizes (the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet, and the Brando Clutch in YOUR choice of color – Coral, Turquoise, Yellow, or Tan) that one (1) of you lucky ladies will soon be taking home courtesy of Mimi Boutique is quite indicative of this notion. Congratulations to…

collifornia!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address, phone number, and desired Brando Clutch color (Coral, Turquoise, Yellow, or Tan) 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, July 15, 2011

Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway

Lovers, in the 1940s many aspired to be perky pin-ups oftentimes decked out in Retro Swimwear, and tantalizing Tankini Swimsuits who later went on to be known as bona-fide sex symbols a la Marilyn Monroe. Flash-forward seventy years, and pretties like all of vous still covet such a title – and now one (1) of you has the chance to fulfill that dream for the summer courtesy of Popina Swimwear – home of retro chic Jantzen Swimsuits!

You guessed it, kitty cats! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Popina Swimwear to bring one (1) of you buff and bronzed beach babes the swimsuit of YOUR choice from their incredible selection of vintage-inspired swimsuits!

To Enter the Retro Girl for the Summer Giveaway:

Visit Popina Swimwear and select your favorite retro swimsuit.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which swimsuit is your favorite between now and Friday, July 29, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which swimsuit is your favorite between now and Friday, July 29, 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 swimsuit is your favorite between now and Friday, July 29, 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 30, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to Everyone – U.S., Canadian, and International residents!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Popina Swimwear for the pictures.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Summer Eyelet Woven Dress in Coral; Forever 21 Feminine Details Charm Necklace in Red/Gold; Jessica Simpson Jungle in Sesame; House of Harlow 1960 Key Cocktail Ring in Gold.

Reading: Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents by Elisabeth Eaves. Place Rag & Bone’s Wide Brim Beach Hat in Natural upon your head, keep a glass of cold lemonade nearby, and take up residence in a lounge chair while reading this book – it creates le parfait ambiance for wanderlust. Just sayin’…

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI Come to Poppy from the Summer 2011 Nice Stems! Collection. Lips: mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Swell. Eyes: mark Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven (Black).

Listening: You Make Me Feel by Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi). The song of summer 2011? I think so. Aimer l'amour!

Adoring: Fedoras. Adorable on your cute boy du jour, but far more appropriate for tossing atop your very own tresses. Mes préférés actuels? Eugenia Kim’s Kurt Panama Fedora, and Bop Basics’ Raffia Crochet Floppy Fedora. Does a cuter counterpart for a simple white tank and cropped boyfriend jeans exist? Mais non! Biker-esque boots perfect for toughening up that frilly lace frock you simply can’t get enough of a la Frye’s Veronica Slouch Boots, Boutique 9’s Dode Buckle Booties, and Jeffrey Campbell’s France Suede Boots. The juxtaposition of grunge meets glam is pure perfection, mais oui? Herve Leger. The Crisscross V Neck Dress in Rose, the Geometric Jacquard Dress in Corozo Combo, the Cap Sleeve A Line Dress in Grey. Je les veux tous! Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is nothing that could make a girl feel more feminine than pouring herself into a luscious Leger creation, n'est-ce pas? Swoon!

Watching: Aladdin. One of my forever favorites. A part of me will always want to be Princess Jasmine (P.S. I wouldn’t mind marrying Aladdin either).

Desiring: Alice + Olivia Evangeline Strapless Ruched Dress in Chocolate. Swoon at the allover pleating and ruching! It is luscious, mais oui? Need! American Apparel Illustrated Chiffon T-Shirt Dress in Cat Fancy. Oui, mes cheris, I am a cat lady and proud of it; thus, this pretty needs to find its way to my closet pronto! Alice + Olivia Nadine Sling Back Pumps in Leopard. Le perfect way to add a splash of playfulness to one’s look du jour, n'est-ce pas?

Quoting: Roald Dahl - “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

Awaiting: 18K Gold-Plated Sterling Silver “Carrie” Style Name Necklace from MyNameNecklace. I am counting down the seconds until its arrival. Thank you, thank you to Mel of Modanista Junkie for posting about MyNameNecklace, otherwise I wouldn’t have found this beauty!

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 Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Don't forget to enter the Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tightwad Tuesday: L.A.M.B. Kesha Platform Sandals for a Steal

Lovers, in the left corner you will find L.A.M.B.’s luscious Kesha Platform Sandals; to the right you will find the charming Calah from Type Z.

While the platform height of the Calah is ever so slightly lower than that of Kesha; for just $125.00, as opposed to the $325.00 price tag of Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. stunners, they are every bit as capable of giving the frugal fashionista the style she needs to truly strut her stuff – at a price that allows one to pick up all three haute hues (Cognac, Nude, and Black)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Zappos for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Don't forget to enter the Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Play It Again, Sam

She's On the Move - Far East Movement
Ricochet! - Shiny Toy Guns
Do You Wanna - The Kooks
You're A Wolf - Sea Wolf
I Wanna Go - Britney Spears
Hot Mess - Cobra Starship
Runaway - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
What U Want - Nights & Weekends
99 Tears - Sky Ferreira
Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Tumblr for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Don't forget to enter the Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Steals: Rachel Pally Diamond Keyhole Long Dress for Less

Kitty cats, cast your gorgeous gaze to the left and you will find Rachel Pally’s darling Diamond Keyhole Dress in Black; now, if you’ll turn to the right, you will find ASOS’ pretty Padded Keyhole Front Grecian Maxi Dress.

Though the ambrosial ASOS features sophisticated split shoestring halterneck straps, as opposed to the simple spaghetti straps of the posh Pally; for a mere $51.72, in comparison to the $238.00 needed to add the sparkling Diamond to your wardrobe, it is the perfect compromise for the cheap chica looking to maintain marvelous style on a budget!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and ASOS for the pictures.


Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Don't forget to enter the Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hi, I Adore You...

Blue & Gold

Adoring:

Giuseppe Zanotti Mirror Cuff Sandals in Gold
Tory Burch Classic Mini Bag in Gold
Hudson Hampton Denim Short Shorts in Blue
Insight Kozmic Blues Bikini in Blues
Monrow Bustier Midi Dress in Coast
Melissa Odabash Panama Hat in White
OPI Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry Collection

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


Fashionably yours!


Don't forget to enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway for your chance to win a Dr. Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less from Perricone MD.

Don't forget to enter the Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

Set Sail in Style Giveaway Winner

Darlings, the fireworks seen this past Monday, as we celebrated Independence Day, may have went off with a bang; but soon one (1) of you fabulous fashionistas will be igniting a spark in your wardrobe thanks to the Overboard Dress that will soon be taking up residence in your closet courtesy of Shabby Apple. Congratulations to…

…Tights Lover of The Panty Drawer!

Please e-mail me at cafefashionista@yahoo.com with your mailing address and your dress size (XXS – L) 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, July 8, 2011

Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway

Darlings, we’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but Dr. Perricone takes this sentiment one step further via the polyphenols benefits he provides within each and every piece of his new Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone line, which bring the health benefits of green apples and other fruits and vegetables to your skin. And now one (1) of you delicious divas will be taking home a Perricone product of your very own!

Oui, oui, my loves! Café Fashionista has teamed up with Branding Brand, on behalf of Perricone MD, to bring one (1) lucky lady a Perricone product that will make her feel radiant through and through!

To Enter the Fresh Faced and Fabulous with Polyphenols Benefits Giveaway:

Visit Perricone MD and select your favorite Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less.

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating which Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less you desperately need and can’t live without and why between now and Friday, July 22, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating which Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less you desperately need and can’t live without and why between now and Friday, July 22, 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 Perricone product valued at $150.00 or less you desperately need and can’t live without and why between now and Friday, July 22, 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 23, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Perricone for the picture.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Charge It, Please!

Silver and Mint

Loving:

Lauren Merkin Handbags Eve Mirror Croco Clutch in Silver
Badgley Mischka Humbie Glitter Pumps in Smoke
Lucy in Disguise Speakeasy Dress in Speakeasy Green
Honeydew Intimates Spring Garden Boy Shorts in Green Tea
Juicy Couture Wanderlust Turquoise Flower Studs
American Apparel Chiffon Tank in Lagoon
OPI Mermaid’s Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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 Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

♥ Fashionably Moi! ♥

Wearing: Forever 21 Ribbed Tank Top in Blue; Forever 21 Resin Whisker Denim Short in Denim Washed; Seychelles Pickford Sandal in Gold; Forever 21 Rhinestone Arrow Connector Ring in Gold.

Reading: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Glamourizing: Nails: OPI What’s With the Cattitude? from the Shrek Forever After Collection. Lips: mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek-A-Boo. Eyes: mark Mini Mark It Stick Hook Up Stick for Eyes in Cocoa Bean.

Listening: The Mating Game by Bitter:Sweet. If you have not yet heard this song, you don’t know what you’re missing. Listen to it tout de suite, mon doux!

Adoring: American Apparel’s Cotton Spandex Ruched Front Tube Bra - le perfect complement to the Wildfox Heather High Waist Shorts lurking in your closet, mais oui? Coral, aqua, lavender, sangria…I’ll take a small in all 37 colors, s'il vous plait! Sailor-esque accoutrements with the power to make one feel retro, glamorous, and oh-so nautical. My favorite pretties at the moment? TEXTILE Elizabeth and James’ Bette Wide Leg Jeans in White Out, By Malene Birger’s Nacci Stripe Sailor Shorts in Cream, and DSQUARED2’s Jackie Sailor Pants in Dark Blue. Bon voyage, darlings! Tweed. Oui, tweed. There is something quite charming and sophisticated about the texture that I absolutely refuse to resist. Thakoon’s Tweed Full Miniskirt with Belt, Alice + Olivia’s Tweed Cady Cuff Shorts, Elizabeth and James’ Billy Tweed Shorts…love, love, love!

Watching: Eloise at the Plaza. Sometimes the absolute best advice one can receive is that from a precocious six-year-old living in one of the most glamorous hotels in New York City!

Desiring: Free People Sahara Star Sweater in Strawberries and Cream Combo. Form-fitting enough to retain its feminine finesse; yet laced with just the right amount of slouch to give it that borrowed-from-a-cute-boys-closet look I adore so much. Le sigh. ‘Tis the epitome of the perfect sweater. Rebecca Minkoff Zoey Shorts with Leather Trim in Nude. If nude-colored shoes make one’s legs go on for days imagine what a pair of nude shorts will do, n'est-ce pas? Le besoin, le besoin, le besoin! Foley + Corinna Lady City Tote. There is something to be said for a luscious black handbag with the chameleon-esque ability to be worn unfolded, or folded for two completely different looks, mais oui? Additionally I’m quite smitten with the oversized fringe-tassel…who could resist an embellishment such as that? J’adore!

Quoting: Anais Nin - “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

Awaiting: Gossard’s Can Can Plunge and Can Can Short in Rouge courtesy of lingerieplease. If there is one thing every girl requires in life it is pretty underthings, j'ai raison?

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 Three Times Lucky Giveaway for your chance to win three (3) amazing accessories (the Brando Clutch, the Angela Flower Ring in Coral, and the Wood and Pave Ball String Bracelet) from Mimi Boutique.

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