Must Have: Over the Knee Boots

Live the Look with Rachel Zoe at South Coast Plaza


Better B. blazer.  Forever 21 top.  Levi's legging jeans.  H&M necklace.  Diane von Furstenberg boots.  Phillip Lim for Target bag.  Calvin Klein glasses.


This past Thursday I attended the Live the Look event at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA.  The event included a fashion show with fall 2014 looks from designers such as Gucci, Max Mara, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, and others.  The fashion show was curated by Rachel Zoe.  Following the show was a stylist showcase.  
















Mara Hoffman Sample Sale Finds

Yesterday I went to the Mara Hoffman sample sale in Los Angeles.  Not only was this the designer's first sample sale in Los Angeles, Hoffman was present at her sample sale and made sure everything ran smoothly.  The sale was full of dresses, tops, shorts, and hundreds of swimsuits all at great prices.  Check out my finds below!





BCBG 25 Year Retrospective Exhibit




Today I got the chance to tour the BCBG 25 Year Retrospective exhibit.  The exhibit was set up in the BCBG corporate headquarters just outside of Los Angeles.  One of the prominent features was a timeline highlighting what BCBG has accomplished in the last twenty five years.  They also had a display featuring the design process for one of their Spring 2014 looks.  Another great part was a display of looks that had actually walked the runway in New York Fashion Week.  They also had a display of looks that had been worn by celebrities on the red carpet.  Also featured were displays for Hervé Leger and BCBGeneration.


The design process



Past runway shows


Looks that went down the runway


Looks worn by celebrities on the red carpet



Hervé Leger display


BCBGeneration display


More BCBGeneration


BCBG moto jacket.  I need this one.


I'll take this one too!

Joie / Current/Elliott / Equipment Sample Sale in LA (February 2014)


I just came home from the Joie / Current/Elliott / Equipment Sample Sale in LA.  All items in the sale are an extra 50% off their already discounted price!  The sale goes from today until Saturday.  There were tons of tops as well as skirts, dresses, shorts jeans, blazers, and jean jackets.  There also were a few shoes, bags, and bikinis.  Almost everything was a size small and most bottoms were from size 0 to 4.  Since 90% of the time I am not a size small, I was a little disappointed.  Given that this was a sample sale I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised.  I did score some cute Joie shorts in my size for only $15 as well as a Mary Katrantzou for Current/Elliott jean jacket for $23.  Overall, if you're a size small, you can't miss this sale!  If not a size small, I would get over there quickly before all the other sizes are completely gone.

Peter Pilotto for Target

Pictures of the Peter Pilotto for Target collection have arrived!  The collection will be sold in Target stores and online as well as on Net-a-Porter's website starting on February 9th.  The line will range from $15 to $80.  Below are some of my favorite pieces from the collection.  Let me know which ones are your favorites!










(All photos: stylecaster.com)

Valentino Spring / Summer 2014

Valentino has always been one of my favorite brands.  Tribal has always been one of my favorite trends.  Seeing the two come together is pure perfection.  I like how Valentino kept the classic structured dresses and also added some bohemian shapes to the mix as well.  Which look is your favorite?





(Photos: fashionista.com)






Phillip Lim for Target - What I Got


I arrived at my local Target just as they were opening the doors.  Only about five people were actually waiting outside.  As I entered the store, I saw a few employees staring in awe of us crazy fashion people.  One woman had six handbags in her hands within a minute.  I grabbed these two lovely 3.1 Phillip Lim bags immediately.  I really wanted to get the navy suit and the navy dress with leather detailing but this Target didn't have them.  After checking out, I got in my car to drive to the gym.  I really wanted to see if I could find the dress and suit, so I drove past the gym and to the next nearest Target.  I think I was suffering from limsanity.  They had a few different items, but neither the dress nor suit.  I left that Target empty-handed.  All in all, I'd say I'm very happy with my two handbags.  And if you're still looking to buy some items from the collection, you better hurry!     

Phillip Lim for Target

So by now you must have heard that that Phillip Lim is doing a line for Target!  The collection will be available in stores September 15th and will feature men's, women's, and accessories.  I've selected a few of my favorite looks below.  Let me know which looks you need in your closet! 


(Photos: fashionista.com)






Nicholas Kirkwood Resort 2014 Collection

Every girl needs at least one pair of statement shoes, if not a whole closet full of them!  The Nicholas Kirkwood Resort 2014 Collection has definitely got you covered!  Whether you're a stiletto fan or a flat fanatic, there is something for everyone.  Below are some of my favorites from the collection.  Comment and let me know which are your favorites! 


(Photos: refinery29.com)

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture Collection

Elie Saab's latest collection is amazing as always.  His dresses are always full of elegance, sexiness, and sparkle.  If you had a dream about walking the red carpet, you probably would be wearing Elie Saab.  I know I would!  Below are a few of my favorite dresses from his Fall 2013 Couture Collection.






(Photos: style.com)

Erdem Resort 2014

The Erdem Resort 2014 collection is phenomenal.  I love the monochromatic prints, sheer paneling, touches of floral, and structured silhouettes.  I especially love the sheer paneled collared dress in look four.  Which look is your favorite?


   

(Photos: neverunderdressed.com)

Moschino Resort 2014

Moschino's 2014 resort collection is definitely channeling a 70's San Franciscan vibe.  I'm loving the bright colors, psychedelic prints, and flower power.  I especially love the rose Moschino skirt in the first look.  Check out some of my favorite looks from the collection below!  Comment and let me know which one is your favorite!



(Photos: fashionista.com)

Kate Spade Bow Terrace Accessories

When I visited the Kate Spade store in San Francisco last week I fell in love with these Kate Spade accessories.  The bows and studs make them sweet and edgy all at the same time.  You can buy them at Kate Spade stores, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale's. 

Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Bradshaw Satchel Medium at Nordstrom



Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Justine Leather Crossbody Bag at Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Felisha Clutch at Nordstrom


Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Cindy Wallet at Bloomingdale's


Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Shoulder Bag Exclusive at Bloomingdale's

(Photos: nordstrom.com, bloomingdales.com, and neimanmarcus.com)





Mara Hoffman for Everything But Water

The Mara Hoffman for Everything But Water Capsule Collection is to die for!  It features bold prints, bright colors, bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, maxi dresses, sarongs, and more.  The first tribal print Mara Hoffman bikini is my favorite. Which one is yours?  Check out the whole collection on www.everythingbutwater.com!


















3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

One of my favorite designers, 3.1 Phillip Lim is coming to a Target near you on September 15th, 2013!  The line will be priced from $19.99 to $299.99.  According to Target, most items will be $49.99 and below.  Lim says the line "...ranges from a t shirt, to a gown, to a carry-on bag."  So when summer is coming to an end, just know that there is still at least one thing to be excited for this fall.  Check out a preview of the collection below!

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Preview

Aperlai Fall 2013

After seeing Aperlai's Fall 2013 line, I am in serious need of some of these amazing shoes / works of art.  Of course the line is sensational because it was designed by Alessandra Lanvin from the one and only Lanvin.  A pair of these will definitely liven up any outfit this fall.  Check out some of my favorites below!


(All photos: refinery29.com)

Calla Haynes for New Comptoir des Cotonniers Collaboration


(All photos: fashionista.com)

Calla Haynes' new collaboration with New Comptoir des Cotonniers is pastel perfection. It features easy breezy tops, pants, dresses, shorts, and skirts. Ranging from $95 to $300, these pieces are perfect for spring.  Here are some pieces from the collection: