4.30.2009

Nanette Lepore Bohemian Bow Jacket

This adorable pink jacket by Nanette Lepore retails for $395 at Neiman Marcus.

Nanette Lepore at ShopStyle

If Nanette is not exactly in your budget, try this version from Aqua. It's only available in black, but it retails for a much more wallet friendly $58.50. Click on the photo below to purchase.

Aqua at ShopStyle

Celeb Style Steal: Jessica Alba in Brokedown

This studded tee by Brokedown was worn recently by Jessica Alba while out with her husband and daughter. (Photo credit: GossipGirls.com)


If you love her studded tee and want one for yourself, you can purchase it for $68 (actually you can use the code scs20 for 20% off, making it $54.40) by clicking the photo below (also available in white).

Brokedown at ShopStyle

Steve Madden Bianna Sandal

These sandals by Steve Madden come in several different colors and retail for $129.95 at Zappos.

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

If you love the look of the version above, but don't want to spend quite that much of your summer clothing budget on one pair of sandals...check out these shoes from Alloy. They only are available in ivory, but they retail for a much lower $29.50. Click here to purchase.

4.29.2009

William Rast Tuxedo Jacket

This black and white blazer by William Rast retails for $297 at Nordstrom.

William Rast at ShopStyle

Although there are slight differences, this blazer by Ralph Lauren Jeans Co. immediately made me think of the William Rast version above when I first saw it. It's a great alternative for less, and is currently available at Dillards for $139.

Lauren Ralph Lauren at ShopStyle

Alexander Wang Mesh Cutout Dress

I was just getting ready to post this when I noticed that In Their Closet made a post about it first, so I feel they should get the credit! Make sure you check out their great blog.

This dress by Alexander McQueen is part of the prefall 2009 collection which hasn't hit the stores just yet (exact retail price unknown). (Photo credit: Style.com)


Want a similar dress for a lot less than Alexander Wang normally runs ($500 and up!), or maybe you just can't wait until it hits stores? This Bebe version is a great alternative for only $59! Click the photo below to purchase.

Bebe at ShopStyle

Nui Tube Dress

This dress is a favorite of celebrities such as Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Richie (picture credit: NY Post). It retails for $265 at Shop Robertson and comes in a variety of colors.


If you love the look of the comfy summer dresses above, but can't quite squeeze it into your budget...check out this version by Velvet Torch at Nordstrom. This similar dress retails for $48 and also comes in pink or navy. Click the photo below to purchase or view the other color options.

Velvet Torch at ShopStyle

4.28.2009

Celeb Style Steal: Megan Fox in Express

Actress Megan Fox (from Transformers) was spotted out in Los Angeles back in March wearing this gray Express cardigan. (Photo credit: GossipGirls.com)


If you want to add this cardigan to your own closet, you can purchase it on sale for $29.50 (down from $49.50) by clicking the photo below (also comes in several other colors!).

Express at ShopStyle

Survivors Club Book Giveaway!

I know this blog is mainly about fashion, but yesterday I was contacted by Kat at WiredsetLLC about doing a giveaway of this book that I mentioned awhile ago on the blog (see post here). I loved this book so much that I thought it was a great idea, and I hope that the winner will enjoy it as much as I did.


Some info about the book:

Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bound back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives?

The fascinating, hopeful answers to these questions are found in THE SURVIVORS CLUB. In the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, this book reveals the hidden side of survival by combining astonishing true stories, gripping scientific research, and the author's adventures inside the U.S. military's elite survival schools and the government's airplane crash evacuation course.

With THE SURVIVORS CLUB, you can also discover your own Survivor IQ through a powerful Internet-based test called the Survivor Profiler. Developed exclusively for this book, the test analyzes your personality and generates a customized report on your top survivor strengths.

There is no escaping life's inevitable struggles. But THE SURVIVORS CLUB can give you an edge when adversity strikes.


Read an excerpt by clicking HERE.

Watch a short video about the book by clicking HERE.

If you're interested in winning a copy of this book, please comment below with your most recent read before Tuesday, May 5th at noon CST. Residents of the US only please. I will announce the winner later that day. Good luck!

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Romper

This romper by Cynthia Vincent retailed for $240 at Shopbop but is currently sold out.

Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent at ShopStyle

This romper from Lulu's is not exact, as it's patterned instead of solid, but it reminded me of the Twelfth Street romper above with the basic style. It retails for a much lower $35 and you can click here to purchase.

Celeb Style Steal: Olivia Wilde in Express *Update: 4/28/09*

Update 4/28/09: This dress is back in stock, see below for link!

Olivia Wilde recently wore this Express paisley dress to Nobu's One Year Anniversary party in West Hollywood (photo credit: MSN Entertainment).


Update: This gorgeous dress has now reappeared online, all sizes available. It retails for $88.00 (if you sign up for their mailing list you will get an email with a code for 15% off, making the dress under $75).

Express at ShopStyle

Celeb Style Steal: Eva Longoria in Armani Exchange

Eva Longoria wore this bow vest from Armani Exchange at a recent event. (Photo credit: People.com)


Eva's wearing the black version (not pictured) but it also comes in purple as shown below. It's currently on sale (in limited sizes online!) for $59. Click the photo below to purchase.

Armani Exchange at ShopStyle

Gypsy 05 Halle Striped Maxi Dress

This dress retails for $209 at Singer 22 and was recently worn by Lauren Conrad at an event.

Gypsy 05 at ShopStyle

If you're trying to save a little $$, this Rip Curl Cozumel dress is a great alternative. The colors vary, and are a little more vibrant, but it is still super similar. It retails for $54 at Swell (only L and XL available) or $60 at Zappos (more sizes available). Click either image below to purchase.

Rip Curl at ShopStyle

Rip Curl at ShopStyle

Marni Double Platform Pumps

These pumps are sold out at Net-A-Porter, so exact retail is unknown...but Marni shoes typically retail for around $700+.


If you like the style of the Marni pumps above, these Gianni Bini platforms are a good option at a much lower price point. The colors on this pump vary, but the basic detailing is the same. They retail for $89 and you can click the photo below to purchase.

Gianni Bini at ShopStyle

4.27.2009

Celeb Style Steal: Vanessa Hudgens in Melinda Maria

This ring by Melinda Maria is a favorite of Vanessa Hudgens, and she's been spotted wearing it on several occasions. (Photo credit: Melinda Maria)


This ring usually retails for $98 (which is above the $75 celeb style steal limit, I know)...but there's a code right now for 40% off the entire website...making this ring $58.80. So, if you're interested...click here to purchase (and use the code INSTYLE09 to receive your 40% off!).

Inspired by...Alice + Olivia

This Alice + Olivia dress originally retailed for $330 and is currently on sale (in size L only) for $99 at Shopbop.

Alice + Olivia at ShopStyle

This ruffle detail on this dress from Lulu's reminded me of the Alice + Olivia dress above, and it's a great inspired by item if you want to spend a little less. It retails for $28 and you can click here to purchase.