Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Affordable Prom Dresses uner $100

Thanks to the internet, finding & buying an affordable prom dress is easier than ever! Retailers are feeling the economic crunch just like the rest of us, so offering formal dresses under $100 is in their best interest!

We've found 5 gorgeous gowns from and they are all affordably priced at $100 or less!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Women's Jumpers - Love 'em or hate em?

Made popular by celeb's like Rhianna, Heidi Klum, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian - we will see a continuation of the women's jumper (as well as the maxi dress) this Spring and Summer fashion season

It's probably fair to say that most of us have a love/hate relationship with them. If you're a child of the 70's or 80's jumpers will certainly take you back to a not-so-great time in your fashion life! I personally love them, but like with every other fashion trend, not everything is for every body! By design default they tend to show off every curve, particularly the ones we may want to hide! Conversely, if you're figure is more waif-ish, jumpers may also be not as flattering on you as you'd like. But paired with the right accessories, shoes and hair - the jumper will have you standing out from the crowd!

You'll feel sexy and chic in this one piece black jumper. It features side pockets, adjustable tied shoulders and a v-neck front closure. Accessories not available - runs true to size. Available at Oh So Chic Boutique for just $75

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Formal Gown Spotlight: Cocktail Dresses

We don't usually associate short cocktail dresses with formal events. However times are changing! A short ball gown is perfect for a junior prom, homecoming, or formal dance party event. If you've got the legs for it, definitely don't be afraid to show them off!

Short Strapless Ball Gown

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday's Formal Gown Spotlight : Mermaid Style Gowns

Mermaid style gowns are pretty poular amongst Hollywood celebs like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian. Here's a unique piece from the Alyce Black Label collection. It's a strapless mermaid gown with animal print blocks. We see a little zebra print, croc print and snake print. It's definitely unique. This retails for $378 and is available in sizes 2-22.

Mermaid Style Formal Gown

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday's Formal Dress Spotlight

We're continuing our love affair with formal gowns and prom dresses this week as we shine the spotlight on one dress a day! Even if you have no where to go - it's always fun to e-window shop for clothes!

The Spring & Summer 2008 fashion seasons were all about funky prints, be it retro, animal or ombre print maxi dresses - they were everywhere! That same trend has carried over into the 2009 formal gown season as well! We love this black/gray/silver print dress with its sequin ebellishments under the bust and low cut back! It's available in sizes 0-18 and retails for just $320 - perfect for any prom or formal event!



Black Print Formal Gown

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Prom Dresses 2009

We're still hot on the trail of some of the most popular styles in Prom Dresses 2009. We've kept an eye on Prom Dresses 2009 website because they make our search just that much easier!

We know a lot of our teen divas are looking for designer prom dresses , but if your budget is calling for something else - we're in love with designer INSPIRED prom dresses!

How hot is this Jenniver Lopez Golden Globe replica dress?

The folks over at Prom Dresses 2009 have put together a complete look for this set. The great thing is that this dress can be worn for any event, so while the site is all about Prom Dresses - if you have any formal or black tie event to attend, you'lll definitely find some great ideas.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jewelry Television Winter Clearance

One of our favorite places, Jewelry Television is having a Winter Clearance sale! If you haven't visited Jewelry Television you're definitely missing out. They have jewelry to fit every budget. If you are in the market for a $78k garnet stone...Jewelry Television has it! Or perhaps you are looking for a Valentine's gift (hint hint) for under $50...yup, Jewelry Television has that too!

But we're going to hang out in the Jewelry Television clearance section today! What I love about the Jewelry Television site is that you can buy lose stones as well as whole pieces. With gemstone engagement rings growing in popularity, JTV is a place you can go to in search of quality stones to add to your custom band/setting.

Here is a 2.5ct aquamarine stone for just $119

And how cute is this here? 1.65ctw Blue topaz with diamond accent slide (chain included) for a low $24.99

I'm going to go back to browsing the JTV to you later!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Personalized Name Plate Jewelry - Blast from the past

Name jewelry was very popular when I was a teen (the early to mid 90's)...I had two nameplates to be exact. One of my BFF's had a totally tricked out nameplate. It had to be AT LEAST 3 inches tall with her name in diamonds and sapphire (her birthstone). If I remember correctly, it cost roughly $600...and she worked hard to get it. Had I known it was going to be such a popular trend now, 17 years later - I would have saved all my pieces!!

I've noticed the designs are still the same - but the bling has just gone to a whole 'nother level!

I particularly like this Diamond Name plate necklace

Look at the diamonds on this personalized design! And it can be all yours for a pawltry $1295 thru $1695 (depending on the length of your name) LOL

How about this one...the popular personalized two (2) finger ring worn by Audrina and Lauren from The Hills! These are actually a lot more affordable with prices ranging between $95.00 and $425.00

All pieces are available at

Designer Spotlight: Gerard Yosca

Gerard Yosca designs include a mix of contemporary and tradtional jewelry pieces. It's definitely a more high end of costume jewelry - but impressive considering the price point.

Women's goldtone bow bracelet - available at Bloomies for $150

Women's Pearl Drop Earrings also available at Bloomies $190

Lovely Gerard Yosca Crystal & Blue estate earrings in a chandelier style Available at Copper Beetle for $150

Prom Jewelry

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Prom Time 2009!

The beginning of the year typically marks the frenzy that is High School Prom season! Though I graduated high school 13 years ago, I remember my prom like it was yesterday! Without a doubt - it is one of the best evenings of a teen girls high school career.

There are tons of great informational sites out there to help the teen in your life plan for prom - one site we happened upon is Assisting you in planning the perfect prom night. It seems like they have tons of information, articles and links to help along the way.

I remember planning for my prom - and trust me, the internet was no where nears as valuable a resource as it is now! So check out our listings of sites devoted to making Prom 2009 the best!

~ Prom Dresses 2009
~ Best Prom Dresses
~ Rissy Roos Prom Dresses
~ Magic Moments Prom

Plus Size Prom Dresses, Prom Themes, Affordable Prom Dresses

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Designer Spotlight: Emanuel Ungaro

The French know fashion. And Emanuel Ungaro knows France. Ungaro was born in Aix-En-Provence in 1933, after his Italian parents relocated to the French countryside. From an early age, Ungaro showed an innate love for clothing and learned sewing techniques from his father. At 22, however, the fledgling designer wanted something more and moved to Paris to immerse himself in the epicenter of elegance.
Ungaro apprenticed at Cristobal Balenciaga and then at Courreges, where he mastered the art of haute couture and honed his eye for subtlest style twists. Though working under the auspices of these masters, Ungaro developed his own distinct aesthetic-one marked by soft silhouettes and seductive details. In 1965, he opened the doors to his own fashion house in Paris and in 1968 he launched his inaugural ready-to-wear collection. Today, Esteban Cortazar acts as head designer of Emanuel Ungaro, creating collections that link the romance of Parisian soirees with the sleekness of modern style, reminding us that truly great fashion is something to celebrate.

Emanuel by Emanuel Ungaro Women's Herringbone jacket from : Just $59.99

Emanuel Ungaro Wrap Front Dress from Net-A-Porter $1900

Collection: S/S 2009 Fashion Show