Monthly Archives: August 2011

OOH, Sales!! Week of August 29th

//So everyone loves a good sale. And don’t you hate when you find out about one that you missed! Well don’t fret my sale-loving friends, The Divaesq to the rescue! I will post what sales are coming up for our fave stores and you just make sure you get in line to get your fab fashion finds!

And for all you avid online shoppers, you HAVE to visit the Ebates site if you haven’t already! You can click the Ebates logo on the right-hand side of the page to do. After signing-up, you will find deals for your favorite stores and if you shop through the Ebates site, you earn cash back! A smart shopper is a happy shopper!

Enjoy!

~All good things. Jess

Labor Day Sales are coming up!

Macy’s Labor Day Sale and 2 Day Deals

Neiman Marcus 40 – 65% OFF Sale

Last Call by Neiman Marcus Extra 30% OFF Entire Purchase – Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Express 40% OFF Casual Shirts & Dresses, 30% OFF Belts & Bags, 20% OFF Shoes

Fall Fashion Outlook

//Per request from one of my fab friends, I did some research to find out what the fall fashion trends are, and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe.

Trend 1 – Pretty Prints

Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg put polka dots on the runway and Tory Burch opted for playful plaid. This fall, bring out the prints and flaunt them in style. If too much print and pattern is not your thing, you can opt for key pieces, such as a printed blazer paired with jeans or a skirt.

Tory Burch Fall 2011

Diana Von Furstenberg Fall 2011

Diana Von Furstenberg Fall 2011

 

Trend 2 – Vintage 70’s Glam

Think high-wasted pants, floppy felt hats, slinky dresses with metallic threads, and high platform shoes. The easiest way to achieve this look is to start with a tailored pair of wide-leg pants. Nothing says vintage better than a perfect pair of pants that cover your shoe and stop right at the ground.

Chloe Fall 2011

Milly Fall 2011

Milly Fall 2011

Chloe Fall 2011

Trend 3 – Luxe Life

Lace, Fur, Feathers…Oh My! Bring out your high society inner diva with this fall trend. There are so many options to choose from to get the “luxe” look! A cute lace or sheer top, paired with a leather skirt…and if a full feathered skirt is too much for you, try a dress that has the feathers on the shoulders. You still get the look, but in a more understated way.

Jason Wu Fall 2011

Jason Wu Fall 2011

Valentino Fall 2011

 

Trend 4 – Bold colors and statement pants

Incorporating color into your wardrobe never goes out style, and this season, it’s all about bright colored pants and skirts. This look will be in all the stores from Forever 21 to Nordstrom. So choose your favorite color and step out in style!

Tracy Reese Fall 2011

Paul Smith Fall 2011

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2011

Will you catch the fall fashion fever and wear these trends? Check out my Polyvore looks with ready to wear looks of each trend.

~All good things. Jess

Images via: Elle.com, Style.com, Fashionising.com

Fall Fashion – Pretty Plaid

Fall Fashion - Pretty Plaid

Here is a Polyvore look I created based off fall trend 1. The jacket is a light plaid print, and perfect for incorporating the trend into your wardrobe without much fuss. This is a look that can be worn to work and out for dinner, etc.
Just a note: These looks are to serve as inspiration and provide you with some ideas for pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe. You don’t have to spend an a lot to look fab and can find all these looks for less. Enjoy!

Fall Fashion – 70s Glam

Fall Fashion - 70s Glam
Here is a Polyvore look I created based off fall trend 2. That trend is all the vintage seventies look with high-waisted pants, platform shoes, and the ever classy wide brim felt hat.

Just a note: These looks are to serve as inspiration and provide you with some ideas for pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe. You don’t have to spend an a lot to look fab and can find all these looks for less. Enjoy!

Fall Fashion – Luxe Life

Fall Fashion - Luxe Life
Here is a Polyvore look I created based off fall trend 3 – Luxe Life. I love wearing so called “luxe” fabrics, such as faux fur and leather, so this is right up my alley. But I won’t be participating in this look until this temperature goes down!

Just a note: These looks are to serve as inspiration and provide you with some ideas for pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe. You don’t have to spend an a lot to look fab and can find all these looks for less. Enjoy!

Fall Fashion – Pop O’ Color Pants

Fall Fashion - Pop O' Color Pants
Here is a Polyvore look I created based off fall trend 4. The pants are the focal point of the outfit and everything should remain neutral. So a dark or light colored top works best. Pair with some sassy shoes and clutch, and you’re ready to go!

Just a note: These looks are to serve as inspiration and provide you with some ideas for pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe. You don’t have to spend an a lot to look fab and can find all these looks for less. Enjoy!

Guest Fashionista! ~ Jenn’s H&M Preview

//When I first heard about the clothing store, H&M, my friends could not stop talking about how great it was. I finally got my chance to visit when I traveled to New York and then again in London, and I definitely had to hop onto the H&M train! They have such a wide variety of clothing with budget conscious prices. The only problem was there was no store anywhere within driving distance here in Texas. But that all soon changed when the first H&M opened in Dallas on August 18th. My fab friend, Jenn, who lives in Dallas went and you can read on to see her finds! And next time I’m in Dallas, this will be one of my FIRST stops!

P.S. Jenn is also a food aficionado, so check out her blog, we3foodies.blogspot.com for great reviews of restaurants and meal ideas.

On to the clothes! Here are her thoughts:

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I’ve been so excited waiting on the H&M to hit the south west and open up its two-story store in Dallas!  The preview show was uninspiring, and after shopping the HUGE Chicago location on Michigan and multiple locations in NYC, I was really hoping that it fulfilled my expectations.

The verdict? Solid effort, but not still not as comprehensive as the one on the Magnificent Mile.  All of the smaller sizes were gone by the time I shopped almost near closing time, but I was told that they restock daily.  I have a cruise coming up in a couple of weeks, so I was really eager to find an affordable bathing suit.  Plus, I love buying pajamas too.  Unfortunately…these usual sections were nowhere to be found in the North Park store.  I was told that those sections will be in the Plano location (about 20-30 minutes north of North Park) which is opening in October.  So the Dallas metroplex wins twice before Houston! **happy dance**

Now, on to what was actually in the store.  It’s definitely a fall collection.  Lots of cardigans and dark colors.  Now I LOVES cardigans…but when it’s 10 degrees from hell outside, the thought of buying a sweater with pleather patches makes my deodorant instantly fail.  But what I’ve always loved about H&M is evident throughout – classic, staple pieces that can easily be mixed and matched, dressed up and dressed down. Plus! I discovered H&M denim! Cheap denim can be hit or miss, but this soft denim had great quality for only $19.95! Sure, they don’t match the comfort of my Citizens or Joe’s Jeans, but a great buy nonetheless.

This top was super comfy and soft.  Great and interchangeable, with a little off the shoulder action for sass. (I ended up pairing the top over some white high-waisted white shorts and sandals).  Would also be great with jean cutoffs or to make a mini skirt a little more conservative.  Like I said, the jeans were super comfy and fit my shape wonderfully.

Top: $14.95
Jeans: $19.95
Necklace: My own (Forever 21).

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The shirt, my most expensive purchase that evening, has been a long time search for the perfect fit that didn’t make me look like a lumberjack. I just couldn’t pass it up!

Shirt: $24.95
Jeans: $19.95

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I know what I said about the heat…but this was just too cute! I’m a sucker for anything off the shoulder (it’s kinda my thing), and the dress could be turned into a top with jeans, worn with lacy tights and booties, or leggings and flat leather knee-high boots!

Sweater dress: $14.95

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Besides off the shoulder looks, I’m obsessive over crop tops right now (mostly because it’s so hot outside!).  This was a great addition to my closet, and can also be dressed up or down.  Want to be a little more conservative and still rock the look? A pencil skirt to the rescue!  Add a statement necklace or huge earrings and some cute pumps…HOTNESS.  Or, if you wanted to pair with jeans and a pair of TOMS…BAM! instant mall/movies/errands/park/lunch look.

Crop top: $9.95
Tulip skirt: $24.95

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Other notes: the accessories had a lot going on, but it’s a lot to sort through. I know there are some good finds in there though! Be prepared for this store to be crazy busy; Dallas has been waiting on this for a WHILE!  Forever 21 still has some elements that you won’t be able to find in H&M, so I don’t think that it’ll go defunct with its new neighbor.  But I am interested to compare the crowds in H&M to its counterpart with the more expensive, but similar merchandise (Express). Just a thought…

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Thanks Jenn for sharing your fab finds!