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Coat Trends

October 28, 2005 at 3:55 pm by Designer Ella

Liz Claiborne Duffle Coat with Detachable CollarCoat trend this winter: long, lean wool single-breasted pea coats in herringbone, grey, black and white, or brown blends. Houndstooth is quirky, yet trendy this year, and even subtle dotting is cute. Fur (faux, please) collars are big and just look fashionista, while nuzzling our necks in warmth.

This coral herringbone Liz Claiborne Duffle Coat is divine with toggle buttons, which are beyond. The removable faux fur collar is best for changing temps & moods.

P.S. Hurry! Liz Claiborne is having an outerwear sale that ends this Sunday, Oct 30th!

P.P.S Winter White is just right and proper for the next season, but we’re still in Autumn. Labor Day Ruling will remain in full strength until Late November. If you can double-up on your outer-layer budget, then you can buy a coat for now and then.

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Lauren Merkin Find

October 23, 2005 at 5:23 pm by Designer Ella

Lauren Merkin Silk Velvet BagThe difference may only be $27, but this Style Steal for $298 at Anthropologie is the same designer Lauren Merkin bag being sold for $325 at Bergdorf Goodman. Considering that, it’s quite a price leap. Considering the rich silk velvet, even still expensive at nearly $300, it’s a good find. Yet, honestly, Lauren Merkin? This ehh! bag? I say, go for the ultra lovely Marc velvet bag at yet 100 dollars lower! That is a bargain.

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Style Steal: Louis Vuitton Romantic Balmoral Pump

October 15, 2005 at 7:21 pm by Designer Ella

Comparing Style Steal Louis Vuitton Balmoral Pump Delia\'s

I feel very lucky to have caught this Delia’s pump resembling a hot Louis Vuitton number, for over $600 less. (I’m inspired to bring you such Style Steals on a regular basis!)

At a current price of $42, the Delia’s Aria is made of suede instead of satin, but portrays the same romantic elegance with ruching and a dainty bow. That strappy look (which furthers the ribbon feel) is reached through the Mary Jane ankle strap.

The spurious Delia’s pair may not have the same oomph, but it’s more practical, from the pricetag to the more moderate heel height. (I must warn shoppers, though, the heel, to me, looks 3 inches tall, not the listed 2″.)

(Plus shopping at Delia’s can be one big bargain bin experience through Oct. 20th. In the spirit of saving, Delia’s is offering its fashion leftovers for $9.99 and less in a Last Chance Clearance.)

Possibly even the best thing about this re-take is that, without that tulle trim and Burlesque appeal, it won’t attract fashion disasters the likes of Christina Aguilera. (I so picture her strutting about in her Marmalade getup with the Vuitton pumps.) In these, instead, you’ll be feminine and participating in a huge trend.

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Distinctly Diva with the Madara Treatment

October 4, 2005 at 3:30 pm by Designer Ella

It was merely weeks ago when my accessory shopping was changed forever, with a singular visit to one “little” website. Madara NecklaceA gal can have all her jewelry hopes and wishes fulfilled for the rest of her life, ordering online, solely from this one independent shop. Featuring a funky, one-of-a-kind selection, Madara (muh-dare-uh: family & partners Davi, Tara, & Marsha aka Mom) sells original jewelry and lovingly-picked gifts. The Madara Girls can satisfy any need, from all colors of pearls, to all types of funky, beautiful beads. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings can be custom designed to your specific taste & tailoring. Don’t be afraid to ask, they can do more than what’s featured on the site. And don’t hesitate to inform them of your special needs–be it such important matters as a small wrist or sensitive skin (like the need for sterling silver earring bases)–or your individual style preferences.

All this royal treatment must come with palatial prices, you’re thinking? That’s a fable at Madara; where even necklaces come in under $40! You can build an entire look for less than the typical cost of one quality item! Even better, Kiss Me, Stace has a special offer: Receive 10% off your first purchase when you use the code KissMe10 at checkout.

Don’t doubt Madara to deny your true Diva or your distinct dreams! Shop now–and always.

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Shoes.com BIGGEST Saturday Sale

August 13, 2005 at 12:05 pm by Designer Ella

Shoes.com is having its BIGGEST Saturday Sale Ever! Today! I wouldn’t take their word for that, I’d have to check it out for myself.

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K & G Affordable Shoes for Men this Father’s Day

June 16, 2005 at 12:08 pm by Designer Ella

K & G Brutini Unless your father is gay (oh, how lucky you would be!!), your dad definitely needs some sprucing up and grooming this Father’s Day. Mine? I noticed a gaping hole in his loafer when he came home from a casual, yet social event. Mon dieu! O, presque faible! Oiii!!!

Excuse me, I’m back. K & G Superstore has great fashions for men at reasonable prices, far lower than fine department stores, but the style is still upscale. They only have a peek of their merchandise online, but one can see the quality.

Locate a store near you, then rush out! We can’t miss the opportunity to turn our dear olds into dashing kings.

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