play the part without paying the part

Monday, June 27, 2011

can't we all just get along?

we are all special. and we should not feel left out. that is why i am so happy that  the biggest fashion houses have included affordable fashion for us commoners. Missoni for Target (kudos 2 target for their fashion forward thinking) in stores 9/13-10/22/11 is one such campaign. i am so into the direction Ms. Margherita Missoni has taken her grandparents fashion house. it is so...accessible, wearable. she grew up in italy and currently lives in nyc which probably has influnced her ideas about the direction of Missoni. i cannot wait to see the line. i did manage to stumble upon some pics on-line and i wanted to share them with you: has pics of the ad campaign with some of the items available. check it out. Ms. Donnatella Versace, you know the striking italian blonde who is mostly associated with the brand, has announced a line for h & m available 11/16/11. no pics of that yet but i will let you know when i stumble upon them. in any case i am so looking forward to seeing what they have to offer along the line of wearability. i have always had the impression that versace was relegated to the rich and/or famous. can't wait 2 c

Thursday, June 23, 2011

who do? you do!

YOU matter is what I mean. mr. beckwith says the answer is you (to whatever question you've been asking). that being said i've posted my first pic. whoopee! i realized that i could not just sit around and wait to get better with posting pics; i just had to do it.this is my take on the latest trend this season and i hope more seasons to come: tribal-ethnic prints and mix-match patterns. believe it or not this outfit cost me approximately $65 including the necklace.
1. black flowered tank-about $17 at forever 21
2. green/black tribal print skirt-about $10 at local discouter Forman Mills
3. black ballerina flats (MIU)-about $20 at DSW, of course
4. green cotton tank-$5 at Walmart
5. tribal necklace-$8 at flea martket in Southern New Jersey
6. black woven belt-$5 at local wig shop

I love the play in colors and patterns. very unexpected and different and i got a lot of compliments. the best way to ground this outfit is adding black accessories hence the shoes and the belt. you can't go wrong. to dress it up for the office add a black blazer or cardigan.

Monday, June 6, 2011


i am just as fashionably inspired by the chick on the street as i am by the celeb in the magozine. im thinking maybe i should change the name to inclusivity. it's a spin on exclusive. sure there is a place for exclusivity but i want my girl to feel included. that she is just as worthy of admiration and respect. that she can be all she can be no matter what her income level is --------  through fashion of course