Good News, Brides: Nina Launches Accessories, Vera Wang For Zales Diamonds
Wedding go-to Nina Footwear is launching a full line of bridal accessories - including veils, jewelry, hair accessories and more. These affordable, stylish wedding shoes are one of our favorites, so this is very good news. Vera Wang already has mattresses, invites and a Vera Wang for David's Bridal collection. Next stop? Engagement rings. The designer is supposedly about to sign a major deal with Zales. To celebrate all the good news, here are some fabulous Nina shoes on-sale from Zappos: For more must-have wedding accessories, check our guides to the best inexpensive wedding shoes, wedding veils, pearl wedding jewelry and wedding shoes with bows. ine
Deal of the Day: Up to 70% Off Swimwear at Figleaves
DEAL OF THE DAY: Huit Havana Club Swimsuits -- Both one- and two-piece styles are up to 70% off! Why: Remember way back when we told you about the summer's hottest swimsuit trends? Well, if you still haven't gone and tossed that old ratty bikini that's all stretched out and barely able to stay on when you jump in the pool, then it's high time to check out this 70% off sale at Figleaves.com. We first fell in love with this Havana Club cutaway one-piece swimsuit, but now that the rest of the styles are on sale, we're in swimsuit heaven. The Havana Club halter triangle bikini set? Marked down from $130 to $40. And the Havana Club hidden underwire swimsuit? It's now only $45 after being $150. You can get both in white/tan or black/olive color combos. There's even a Magic Air push-up bikini set on sale for only $54. Get Your Bikini On: Figleaves.com RUNNER-UP DEALS * HSN.com: New customers: shop now and save 15% off your first purchase when you use coupon C56574 at checkout. * Liz Claiborne.com: Take 25% off all regular priced skirts. Offer ends 6.21.07. * Bluefly.com: Enjoy an extra $20 off your first order of $150 or more with this special coupon code. Enter AFF20 at checkout.
High-Low Fashion — Even Celebs Love It
You may remember a recent post from Second City Style about high-low wardrobing -- not a new trend, but a fashion concept well worth trying. It's the idea that you can wear a cheap dress from H&M with expensive accessories (or vice versa), and still look like a million bucks. The Budget Fashionista recently pointed out that mega-millionaire, Angelina Jolie, showed up at the premiere of A Mighty Heart wearing a $26 vintage dress and a $550 pair of Louboutins. Well played, Jolie! My cousin just pulled the same stunt a week or so ago at a wedding. She nabbed a $250 dress for $15 at Goodwill, threw on fancy jewelry and designer shoes, and wound up looking fabulous! Depending where you live, quality vintage stores may be rare. Luckily, there are online locales for scoring retro duds on a pauper's budget. Granted: take each find with a grain of salt. You never know if that "Chanel dress" is really authentic and it may take some virtual digging to come up with a really great steal. Also remember that anything that pre-dates 1980 may run smaller than you think. Shops we recommend: * Goodwill's Online Auction * Rodeo Drive Resale * Fashion Dig * Kitty Girl Vintage * Adore Vintage Know another killer vintage shop online? Share your favorite hot spots with SheFinds by posting a comment about it below. New to SheFinds? We invite you to sign up to our free weekly newsletter to get deals, helpful beauty advice and cool fashion tips mailed straight to your inbox. And if you use a blog reader, add our RSS feed to your reading list by clicking on the buttons below. Getting your daily dose of Celebrity Style finds and Trend Alerts has never been easier!
Name That Designer: A Sexy Bootie Pump
What: A pump bootie hybrid made of creamy crackle leather in a light beige hue that features three, one-half-inch straps with gold buckles, and fat four-inch heels with a golden metal band around the base. Price Tag: Originally $650, now $459 @ IntermixOnline.com About the Designer: The shoe hails from an illustrious French fashion house, under which big names like Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo have designed. This is also the company known for its star-status handbags, one of which debuted in 2004 featuring a signature lock and key. Know the designer? Leave a comment below with your guess! Ready for the answer? See if you passed the 'Name That Designer Quiz.'
SheFinds News: The Morning Roundup
NEWS * Get a leg up on fashion with textiles; they reveal the coming color trends for fall 2008, and even as far ahead as 2009. [WWD] * Expect more from Gwen Stefani this fall as she expands her L.A.M.B. collection and produces a full-scale runway show for fashion week in Bryant Park. [Fashion Week Daily] * Urban Shop Guide reveals the secrets to Chicago's best shopping spots. [PR Newswire] * A smoking jacket like you've never seen before offers social commentary and a new take on self-awareness. [fashion.psfk] EVENTS What: JulRe Designs Summer Jewelry Trunk Show When: Thursday, June 28, 2007, 6pm-9pm Where: Algonquin Hotel, 59 W. 44th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.), Helen Hayes Room, New York, NY 10036
Eco-Chic Shopping: No More Plastic Bags
What: Envirosax Graphic Series Reusable Shopping Bag Pouches Why: We loved the idea of Anya Hindemarch's "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" until we found out they were manufactured in China and not in accordance with Fair Trade policies. We even found an assortment of cool eco-friendly totes to use instead of plastic bags at the supermarket. But have you ever tried shopping with just one bag? It's very hard to go grocery shopping with just one, which is why we love these new bags from Envirosax. Sure you can purchase a single bag at $7.50 a piece that is 19 by 16 inches, but you can also buy "pouches," or in short, conveniently small sacks of five color-coordinated shopping bags that roll up small enough to fit into your glove compartment. How's that for practical and eco-friendly? Not only will you be acting green, but you'll be looking fashionable, too. They come in four color series, ranging from colorful floral (shown) to monochromatic black and white. Price: $35 a pouch Get Yours: Envirosax.com
Hot or Not: Would You Wear These?
What: Louis Vuitton Feerique T-Strap Sandal Why and Why Not: Everyone loves Louis Vuitton, right? And when it looks like you're wearing trophies on your feet? I think not. As much as the gold and purple look stunning together, and the fantastic wedge has couture written all over it, $855 is a lot to pay for a pair of shoes I might wear once -- if that. I mean, really, where can you wear these, anyway? Your Thoughts? Leave a comment and let us know: would you wear these? And more importantly, how and where?
Taste Test: Spot the Bargain!
Here are two pairs of strikingly similar black d'orsay style heels. One pair costs $255 and the other only $79. Can you spot the high-end pair? Got it right? Want to play again? Try the rest of the Taste Tests.