30 10 / 2011
Feeling like a walk, (or saunter), on the sexy side of life? Slip into one of fall’s hottest pieces: the beautifully bold bustier.
It was difficult to locate items that didn’t look like they belonged to one of tomorrow night’s festive frolickers, but a few stores managed to exude the essence of chic, not cheap.
Forever21 brings the rocker edge:
(Sequins and leather and sex appeal, oh my! First item available for $19.80; second piece available for $24.80. Images and prices from Forever21.com.)
From JCPenny’s Olsenboye collection, a clearance item with a more girly take on the trend:
(Down from $50.00 dollars to $24.00! Pair with a cozy sweater to bring this sweet and summery item into fall. Image and price from JCPenny.com.)
Lulus has the last budget option with a little basic black bustier:
(Flirty for $30.00! Sweeten with a full skirt and jacket or spice up with skinny jeans and heels. Photo and price from lulus.com.)
For a bit more you can channel your inner Sophia Loren with this Modcloth morsel:
(Inspire amore in this little number for $64.99! Price and photo from modcloth.com.)
To channeling your inner siren without splurging,
18 8 / 2011
I’ve decided: if I ever get married, I will definitely skip the traditional white wedding gown in favor of a chic, (and infinitely more flattering), blush dress. Apparently I’m not alone in my adoration of the subtle tint; fashion has fallen again for the rosy tone. From rose-gold jewelry, (which flatters every skin tone), to light pink frocks, blush is undoubtedly one of the season’s hottest colors. There’s just something about a shade named after the flush on your cheeks when you spot that special someone. Is there any color more associated with romance?
The one and only Carrie Bradshaw wore a blush Jill Stuart ruffle dress in part one of the SATC finale; what more significant shade to wear while telling your true love about moving to Paris, the most romantic city in the world? (Alright, so she was moving there with another man, but who said love was simple?)
(Designer info and gorgeous photo from http://www.fashionist.ca/2010/05/sex-and-the-city-carrie-bradshaws-20-most-memorable-fashion-moments.html).
Fortunately, finding similar dress for your own passionate encounters is simple. Now that the subtle color is red hot again, you can strut your stuff in your very own blush outfit without sacrificing your life savings.
(Photo and price from forever21.com)
This delicate strapless will only set you back $24.80! It’s available online, so no need for you busy bees to lug yourselves to the store if you know your measurements. Yes, the dress is on the lighter side of the blush spectrum, but it has that same sweet-as-cotton-candy feel without a sour price tag. With all the money you save, you can go on as many dates as you want with whomever makes you blush!
-To your rosy romances,