Hello April! For those of us who have yet to officially experience spring, fingers crossed, it’s right around the corner! What better way to celebrate warmer weather than with an awesome deal? The Bloomingdales Friends and Family sale has officially kicked off, and you can get an extra 20% off with the code: BFF14 now through Sunday, April 6.
For me, spring = dress season. Dresses are the easiest ensemble to slip on for work or play. With the right dress, you’ve got a complete go-to outfit in minutes. Throw on a dress, grab a great pair of shoes, get your handbag, and head out the door. Once warm weather hits, I’m ready to bare my legs and go. Dresses make dressing easy! They save time and energy, and they’re super flattering and cute!
I scoured the Bloomingdales site and selected some simple, sweet, and stunning dresses for every occasion. With this deal, now is the time to stock up on spring dresses! All my picks are under $100, so start shopping!
Best POP of COLOR DRESSES
1. Splendid Easy Ruched Dress in Fiesta, $72
3. Free People La Mamounia Babydoll Dress in Flame Red, $77
Best BLACK and WHITE DRESSES
2. Guess Floral Lace Dress, $48
Best SHIRT DRESSES
Best MAXI DRESSES
1. Calvin Klein Pleated Maxi Dress, $67
2. Free People Andrina Maxi Dress, $47
*All prices reflect the Friends and Family 20% discount!
What do you get when you cross Bloomingdales with the NFL and CFDA?
So, what do you get when you cross Bloomingdales with the NFL and CFDA? The most haute couture football helmets you’ll ever see up for auction for a great cause. Not a football fan, ladies? Does the mere sight of your man’s favorite football jersey make you turn and run for a spa weekend? Get ready to become the NFL’s number one fan when you get a look at these helmets. Together Bloomingdales, the NFL, and the FDA recruited 48 of your favorite fashion designers to create one of a kind custom helmets for the big game. Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Vincent, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Vince Camuto… Have I caught your attention yet? The list goes on and on! Now through Tuesday, February 4, you can bid on your favorite helmet and 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety sports, youth football, and communities nationwide.
The Controversial Campaign: Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs
I have a few disclaimers before I delve into the sensitive subject of Miley Cyrus and the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 ad campaign. 1. I believe that ad campaigns are for models, and I do not advocate singers, actresses, or other such celebrities staring in ad campagins. 2. I am begrudgingly discussing Miley Cyrus on my blog for the third time. 3. All of this aside, I’m here to explore fashion, and as much as I hate to admit it, I think Miley Cyrus looks fantastic in the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 campaign. I know I may be a little biased as a long time Marc Jacobs fan, but I think it’s no surprise that Miley and Marc have teamed up (again). The two have worked together in the past from their collaborative skin tee supporting the NYU Skin Cancer Institute to the countless Marc Jacobs ensembles Miley has sported a various events, such as the Met Ball. And, quite frankly, the bizarre sense of style Miley has adopted over the past year or two is completely well suited for a quirky Marc Jacobs campaign. These two seem like a match made in heaven to me! However, aside from the sheer controversy over Miley herself, there is also buzz surrounding the photographer of the campaign. Juergen Teller is known for shooting Marc Jacob’s ads, but he allegedly refused to shoot Miley, according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Thus the whispers are spinning: is Marc’s loyalty to Miley greater than his loyalty to his tried and true photographer? Is it just me or are we making a mountain out of a mole hill here?
DVF: Wrapping Women Since 1974
Saturday, January 11 marked the opening of an exhibition forty years in the making: Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress. If you live in the LA area or have plans to go to LA between now and April 1, you absolutely must add this exhibit to your calendar. If you don’t, maybe you should book your next vaca – this display is not to be missed. Over four decades ago, DVF realized the American Dream at the young age of 26 by designing a modest knitted jersey wrap dress. Little did she know that her simple, feminine creation would have a profound and lasting impact on women’s fashion. Journey of a Dress features 200 mannequins clad in DVF wrap dresses along with countless photographs, magazine covers, and portraits of DVF herself plus much more. If you can’t make it to LA to experience this amazing event, head to the DVF site to share your wrap story, from first dates, to first jobs, special moments, and everything in between!
The holiday parties are winding down, but there’s still one BIG celebration left this season: New Years Eve! By now, you *hopefully* have the dress and accessories, but it’s time to plan for the big day, just three days away. I’ve got 3 tips for NYE, PLUS a *bonus tip* for those of you who are a little behind on finding your NYE look:
1. Get a PINCH KIT
If you haven’t heard of Pinch Kits, get ready to be blown away. You need one of these in your NYE bag! This tiny miracle kit contains 17 essentials and fits in the palm of your hand (or your chicest little clutch!). With a Pinch Kit, you’ll have everything you need in a pinch from dinner to drinks to the stroke of midnight. Buy one from Sephora for the big night!
– Adhesive bandage
– Safety pin
– Earring backs
– Deodorant towelette
– Nail polish remover pad
– Stain remover pad
– Clear elastics
– Lip balm
– Emery board
– Hair spray
– Clear nail polish
– Dental floss
– Mending kit
– Breath freshener
– Double-sided tape
– Pain reliever
2. Have the PERFECT COCKTAIL
Take your champagne up a notch with this crowd pleaser, courtesy of Anthropologie’s blog:
3. Bring a fun and FESTIVE SNACK
P.S. I Made This does it again with this NYE snack that will really pop! They took a page from Rice Krispie stylist (yes, there is such a thing!), Jessica Siskin of Mister Krisp, who turns Rice Krispies into everything from pizzas to champagne bottles.
Rice Krispies Cereal
Green Food Coloring
Fruit Roll Ups
Edible Gold Powder
Find the rest of the instructions here!