Posts tagged ‘Shopping’

August 2, 2012

Top 5 Fashion Things to Buy in the Month of August

August is here and it’s that time of the year where everywhere you look, there is a ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ sign or banner advertising a sale or special deals. The best part? You don’t even have to be a student or parent of one to take advantage of the amazing savings not to be confused with the upcoming ‘END OF SUMMER’ sale events which as you will see when that time comes, most of the best items have already been snatched up by the ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ crowd. Don’t miss out, here is a shortlist of fashion related items and shops offering some of the most competitive bargains:

1. HANGBAGS, BACKPACKS & POCKETBOOKS: Stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s in the US have marked down prices on brands that include but are not limited to Nautica, Sonoma and Gianni Bernini as part of their fashion clearance sales (subject to availability, sales are void where prohibited) visit their respective websites or stores for complete details.

2. CLOTHING: With most stores marking down summer items to make way for Fall/Autumn wear, August is the best time to stock up on discounted brightly coloured clothing and accessories like mini skirts, sun dresses and scarves at a fraction of their actual price.

3. SHOES: The same goes for these as it does for clothing, all summer-themed footwear will be discounted starting this month to make way for items for the upcoming season. As I live in a big city, I recently visited a Payless shop where I couldn’t find what I was looking for but was given the option to shop online and have my shoes shipped to a branch that is closest to me for free which is great since it is in my experience that there’s more of a variety in online shopping anyway. Again, subject to availability, void where prohibited. Visit for complete details.

4. UNDERWEAR: The most brightly coloured, the most savings. Light-hued and ultra skimpy material is making way for the solid and more subdued under things. You will find sales at 30-50% off at most stores with some clearance racks offering up to 75% off in savings.

5. SWIMWEAR: End of season sales will save you up to 50% off on pricey swimsuits, bikinis etc.

Happy Shopping!


Photo Credit: IN

July 13, 2012

Brazil Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2013 Designer Trunk Show Sale via Moda Operandi

Hey Fashionistas! It’s that time of the year again, when designers from all over the world preview/showcase their upcoming collections during various fashion weeks in big cities around the globe. Moda Operandi is offering you a chance to shop exclusive designer trunk show collections from Brazil Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013.

Or Consult a Stylist:

Trunk Show Sale ends July 16th.


Photo Credit: Moda Operandi

July 7, 2012

Health, Style and Fitness Update: How to stay Stylish and Cool in a Heatwave

If you are anything like me, right about now you must be lounging around in a tank top and shorts wondering what exactly might a person wear to beat the heat on a mid-summer day like today with temperatures soaring into the late 90s and climbing (in New York City, it’s currently 98°c). Well, for starters a tank top and shorts will do, as long as you are comfortable and the fabric is loose-fitting and not to mention the right colour. Right now I am wearing the wrong colour (black) and I should know better.

10 Things to Keep in Mind on a Hot Summer Day

1. Comfort is key, don’t be a fashion victim wearing all the latest fashion trends all at once to look cool. Dress with your own comfort in mind.

2. Be selective with the fabrics your clothes are made out of. I find light clothes made out of 100% cotton to be the most weather appropriate especially for people with sensitive skin like me.

3. Stay away from black, browns and navy/royal blue as these colours absorb heat.

4. Moisturise and hydrate as much as you can, this will not only keep you from getting dehydrated and washed out but also promote wellness and keep your youthful glow. The humidity has been especially unkind to my hair this summer but moisturising also helps in this area.

5. Stay out of direct contact with the harmful rays of sun as much as you can even if you have slapped on sunscreen and UV protection. If you are looking to gain vitamin D from the sun, you should do so at sunrise and make sure your vitamin seeking ends by 11AM which is around the time those benefits cease as the sun approaches its daily high point in the sky.

6. Dress to flatter your figure. Wearing skimpy or scanty clothing for spectacle not only attacts unwanted attention, it makes one look desperate and uncool especially when you are wearing an outfit that is two sizes too small or ten sizes too big for your figure or just wrong for your figure altogether.

7. Avoid heavy creams and cosmetics as these tend to overwhelm the skin in the summertime and promote sweating.

8. That feeling of light-headedness might not be just the heat. Skip the thick and sometimes overwhelming eau-de-parfum fragrances for the time-being and stick to light and simple body sprays and spritzers. Bonus: You won’t be bug bait.

9. Let your skin breathe. Slippers and thong sandals are great for your feet, shop around and buy what your feet feel comfortable in. I recently discovered fitflops which are great flip flop slippers that also provide arch and heel support. In the summertime, I live in cotton wrapper dresses, cotton maxis, cotton tanks and tops, denim(it’s debateable in the heat but that’s my style), sheer sarees/saris and kaftans.

10. Keep your cool in a well-ventilated abode, cross-ventilating is also great. Enjoy air-conditioning, cooling camps, fans, pools and cold showers wherever and whenever you can.


Photo Credit: IN

April 20, 2012

Rain. Spring. Fashion. City. Fashionwidget’s Weekend Picks


Double Breasted 100% Cotton Raincoat - $90 -

Jeans Olivia - $56 (£35) -

Dav Festival Animal Print Rainboots - $60 -

Spotty Weather Umbrella - $18 -

Beige scarf belted tote bag - $89 (£55) -

Photo Credit: Polyvore


April 16, 2012

Ashley Tisedale in a two-tone Naven dress at the Premiere of ‘The Lucky One’ in Hollywood – Shop The Look Here


Ashley Tisedale

Naven 2 Tone Heartthrob Dress in Peach/Cali Blue - $286 -

Naven:The Two Tone Bombshell Dress in Pop Pink and Orange Crush, Dresses for Women - $310 -

Naven 2 Tone Bombshell Dress - $330 -

Naven Bombshell Colorblock Dress, Purple/Teal - $188 -

Naven EXCLUSIVE Bombshell Dress in Orange Crush/Pop Pink - $330 -

Christian Louboutin Burlina - $895 -

Pelle Moda Yvanka T-Strap Platform Sandal - $170 -

Photo Credit: Polyvore and Zimbio’s content provider Bauer Griffin


April 14, 2012

Spring is in the air and in what you wear….


Colorblock Trim Floppy Hat - $13 -

MTWTFSS Weekday Nice Bananas Tee White - $20 -

Eyelash Cuffs Fluorescent Green Shorts - $40 -

WHISTLE Espadrille Wedges - $84 -

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton trompe l'oeil cotton-canvas tote - $80 -

Photo Credit: Polyvore


April 13, 2012

Spotted: Audrina Patridge at the ‘Avengers’ Premiere in Hollywood. SNAG THE LOOK for Less!


Audrina Patridge arrived at the 'Avengers' premiere in Hollywood, colour-blocked to perfection. (PCN)

Three quarter sleeves dress - $37 (£23) -

Harlow Satin Envelope Clutch - $78 -

Fergie Protest - $70 -

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews & Polyvore


April 6, 2012

Deb’s Request: La La Anthony’s Look from the 2012 GLAAD Awards + Fashionwidget Celebrates 35,000+ Fashionwidgeters!!!


La La Anthony

Fashionwidget reader Deb says:

Would love to buy it, any idea where?


Contrast Insert Bodycon Dress By Dress Up Topshop - $90 -

TFNC Contrast panel bodycon dress - $67 (£42) -

tfnc Backless panel bodycon dress - $67 (£42) -

tfnc Sleeveless panel bodycon dress - $67 (£42) -

TFNC Green TFNC Panel Dress - $62 (£39) -

Dawson Lace Insert Bodycon Dress - $225 -

Stella McCartney Contour-Colorblock Sheath Dress - $795 -

Photo Credit: Zimbio content provider Fernando Leon/Getty Images North America and Polyore


March 17, 2012



TRUTH Comiskey Womens Tee - $23 -

Short Apple Green Super Skinny Jeans - $49 -

Madewell The Suede Sidewalk Skimmer - $88 -

H&M Bag - $16 (£9.99) -

Simple Teardrops - $18 -

Green cross over belt dress - $49 -

Rachel Rachel Roy Earrings, Green Druzy Drop Earrings - $34 -

1928 Jewelry Teal Green Shimmer Beaded Engravable Charm Bracelet - $20 -

Penny Loves Kenny Tetra - Turq Green - $90 -

Schutz Delta Heel – $185 –


Green peplum dress – $29 –


Lined Wedge – $70 –


Comme Des Garcons Metallic Zip Around In Green – $115 –




Photo Credit: Polyvore

December 29, 2011

Cute and Simple Alexandra Burke at the World Premiere of Luxury Alliance – Kensington Palace


Alexandra Burke


Motel Rachel Dress With Mesh & Rose Print - $45 -

Steve Madden Haylow - Black Patent - $70 -

Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed silk dress - $168 -

Victoria'S Secret Multi-Strap Platform Sandal - $50 -

Nanette Lepore Cha-Cha Dress - $378 -

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute leather sandals - $760 -

Photo Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images Europe and Polyvore


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