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J.Crew Winter 2011 Picks | The Natural Socialite

In Fashion on November 14, 2011 at 9:00 am
I’m totally digging J. Crew this season & their genius incorporation of colors & textures. I’m hoping to step my “color” game up this winter and add a rainbow of colors to my personal wardrobe.  With picks like these spotted on, that won’t be hard to do at all. Check out my fabulous finds!
Schoolboy blazer in velvet
Schoolboy Blazer in velvet, $168 (shown in heather Chartreuse)
Wynter sweater in sequin stripe
Wynther sweater in sequine stripe, $118
Fanfare jacket in winter's tweed
 Fanfare jacket in winter’s tweed, $250
Café capri in wool plaid
Cafe’ capri in wool plaid, $138
Hacking jacket in tipped double-serge wool
Hacking jacket in tipped double serge’ wool, $298
Crystal dot hand-enameled bracelet
Classic Jenna bracelet
Lulu Frost for J.Crew figure eight bangle
Lulu frost for J. Crew figure eight bangle, $58
What trends are you looking forward to this season?  Will you sport colorful fabrics or opt for a more neutral color pallet?

Holiday Office Party Fashion Faux Pas

In Fashion on November 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Faux Paus #1: Christmas Sweaters

We get it. You’re in the Holiday spirit & you want everyone to know it. You can spread your Holiday cheer without looking like a walking Christmas card. Spare us, please.

Faux Pas #2 : Too Tight & Too Short

Unless your office is the local strip joint & your company encourages customers to participate in a 2 drink minimum, then please don’t over display the ass-ets. Sure, its after hours & you aren’t technically “on the clock”, you should try to keep it classy at least for the night.

Faux Pas #3: Sheer Clothing

If sheer clothing isnt appropriate for your office dress code, then it’s unfortunately not appropriate for the holiday party either. Save the see-through for a night out with friends…. or the bedroom.

Fashion Faux Pas #4: Lucite Heels

No. Just don’t do it. Please. Enough said.

Fashion Faux Pas #5: Serious Boobage

Cover the “girls” up a bit and resist showing off all of the goods. A nip slip while chatting it up with your boss & their spouse may not be a good look for your career aspirations. Choose a more conservative neckline & woo the room with your charming smile.

What are your fashion dont’s for this holiday season?? Have any of your co-workers come to the office party with a major no-no?

Anthropologie Fall Favorites | The Natural Socialite

In Fashion on October 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

I stopped drooling on my keyboard just barely enough to finish this post. Anthropologie has done it again! I am loving these looks from the Fall line this year.  Nothing makes me happier than effortless chic and that’s exactly what Anthropologie delivers this season.  Can I please just have it all????

Tricks And Treats Dress $168


Cassia Jacket $118


Penobscot Poncho $348

Tartan Boucle Blazer $148

Enduring Tweed Overcoat $208.60

Unfettered Maxi Skirt $158

Tsuga Skirt $148

Strung Coins Necklace $58

Iquitos Necklace $598

Dusk & Sun Bracelet $258

Plus-Size Fashion Picks for Fall | The Natural Socialite

In Fashion on October 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’m totally in love with my plus size fashion picks for this Fall.  From the sexy jersey fabrics to the bold colors and prints, my favorite season is sure to be a fashionable one this year!  Monif C never disappoints, and my two pics from her line will definitely be a part of my personal collection sooner than later!  

Donna Morgan Faux Wrap Jersey Dress (Plus)

Donna Morgan Faux Wrap Jersey Dress (Plus) $128, Nordstrom


Catherine Ponte Knit Jumpsuit w/ Leather Sash Belt - Black

Catherine Ponte Knit Jumpsuit $258, Monif C.

Emme Ponte Knit Arrow Dress - Ivory

Emme Ponte Knit Arrow Dress $208, Monif C.

Kristen Blake Belted Faux Fur Vest (Plus)

Kristen Blake Belted Faux Fur Vest (Plus) $128, Nordstrom

Eliza J Tie Neck Chiffon Dress (Plus)

     Eliza J Tie Neck Chiffon Dress (Plus) $148 Nordstrom

Rachel Pally White Label Plus Size Leandra One-Shoulder Dress

 Rachel Pally Leandra One-Shoulder Dress $268 Bloomingdales

Lafayette 148 New York Plus Size Crepe Wool Sheath Dress

Lafayette 148 New York Plus Size Crepe Wool Sheath Dress $598 Bloomingdale’s

DIY Ideas: Flowered Chic Shower Cap | The Natural Socialite

In DIY, Fashion on September 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I will admit that I can be a little “extra”…. lol.  That’s even more reason for me to create my very own custom shower cap that will be heavily inspired by these pics:

Yes.  I am so serious.  I love the mix of feminine & vintage flavor of the flowers in the inspirational pics I found. Once I gather enough faux flowers together, this masterpiece will be all mine. Lol.  Don’t hate.  I know you want one too… lol

Designer Sample Sales | Thurs Sept 29

In Fashion on September 29, 2011 at 9:00 am

Shop from tons of new events every day featuring your favorite designer & luxury brands at up to 80% off! Click the link to go directly to start shopping!  Registration is FREE!

Beyond The Rack

Matt & Nat, Dior Pens,  Designer Scarves Part 1, Best in Beauty, Fall into Retro, Trend Alert; Capes, Ruanas & Ponchos, Gregg Homme, Stylish Loving, Pink Ribbon Fitness Kit

Gilt Groupe

ADAM, Fashion Jewelry: Shop by Color, Fissler & Roland: Cookware & Accessories, Free City, Get Fit: Puma Accessories, MBT Sneakers & SIGG Bottles, Little Leather Finds: Christopher Kon, Linea Pelle & More, Lucy, L’una Jewelry by Faraone Mennella, Tucker Blair Belts, White + Warren


abbyson lifestyle, aspeed, backyard boots, barn organics, berghoff, black rivet, blowfish, buffalo, carlos by carlos sant, close knit, color splash, dreamy dresses, e.vil, eci, erwin pearl, forte, gorjana, jonathan martin, laundry, macbeth collection, messeca, milton glaser, monster, organize it all, pino, rachael ray, sabatino tartufi

Rue La La

Vince, Vince – Men’s, JPK Paris 75, Ellen Tracy, On Our Radar: Fall Capes, Ibex, Ibex – Men’s, Murano Jewelry, The Collector’s Edition: One-Of-A-Kind Rugs, The Westin Harbour Castle – Toronto

Designer Sample Sales | Wed Sept 28

In Fashion on September 28, 2011 at 9:00 am


Shop from tons of new events every day featuring your favorite designer & luxury brands at up to 80% off! Click the link to go directly to start shopping!  Registration is FREE!

Beyond The Rack

Gucci Footwear, Fur-rocious Footwear, Down to Business by Sharagano, The Best of Fall Sweaters & more, Silver Dagger, Decode 1.8, Fire L.A., and more!

Gilt Groupe

Elizabeth Cole Jewelry, HATCH by twobirds Maternity Collection, Jewelry by Heather Moore, Miha, NuFace: Facial Toning Device, The Dailey Method, Thread Social, Valentino Prêt-à-Porter, Dolce Vita & Ash Shoes, Nicole Miller Jewelry, Twinkle by Wenlan & Petro Zillia


bronx, calvin klein, casafina, chaudry, collective concepts, ed hardy, escali, feizy, kenneth cole reaction, kensie, la mer collections, mario batali, muk luks, petite power, reed evins, tennis, anyone?, tommy hilfiger, weekend chic

Donna Karan, Brooks Brothers – Men’s, Brooks Brothers – Handbags, From The Reserve: Cartier Jewelry & WatchesVera Wang – Home, Calvin Klein Underwear, Surell Accessories, American Apparel, Vinotemp, Torii Mor Winery, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

Designer Sample Sales | Tues Sept 27

In Fashion on September 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

Shop from tons of new events every day featuring your favorite designer & luxury brands at up to 80% off!

Beyond The Rack

Lacoste Eyewear, Bucco Boots, Sweet Dreams, Elliott Lucca, Jimmy Choo, Diane Von Furstenburg, IZOD, Red Kiss Footwear and more!

Gilt Groupe

Calvin Klein Underwear, Denim Shop, Fall Trend: The Ankle Boot, GO SMiLE: Teeth Whitening Kits, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Jewelry by Judith Ripka, Magaschoni


Dream Mullick, Atelier luxe, AK Anne Klein, BB Dakota, Rock & Republic, Best in Shoes, Work Read Faves, Burberry, SophieB, Emeril, Flawless Flats, Diane Von Furstenberg, Burberry

Furla, Fall Coats: The Chic List, Honora, Tailorbyrd, Cuddledown, Sebago, Scanpan, Line, Round Hill Hotel and Villas – Jamaica

Versace Hits H&M Stores This Fall! | The Natural Socialite

In Fashion on September 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

Donatella Versace & Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H

Fashion Maven Donatella Versace has done it again. H&M has announced that its Fall 2011 collection will be inspired by their recent collaboration with my darling Donatella and will hit limited U.S. stores November 19th. The exclusive collection will recall the vibrant heritage of the brand, complete with leather, prints, color, and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices. The collection will include lines for both women and men and selected pieces for the home.

“I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience. The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere,” says Donatella Versace.

“Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and extraordinary – everything Versace stands for. Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the festive season,” says Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M.

The 40-piece womenswear collection will feature studded leather, silk and colorful print, with accessories including high heels and costume jewellery. The 20-piece men’s collection will feature sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewellery for men too.  And as revealed early this year, for the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will also consist of some homeware pieces!

Abbey Lee Kershaw as the face of the Versace for H&M collection

This collection will be a sell out for sure…. I will definitely be at H&M on launch day!

Socialite Style Pick | Glam Rebel

In Fashion on September 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm
Bad Boy who???? Any bad girl rocking this outfit is sure to be the center of attention whenever they step out on the scene. The femininity of the lace trimmed cami is a perfect contradiction to this sexy structured blazer & the multi-chain necklace. MAC’s Make Me Over is a beautiful pink tone blush that looks great on a variety of skin tones. Im a huge fan of vintage looking brooches, so I just had to throw one in with this piece. What is there NOT to love about this sexy black bootie with a pair of feminine textured tights? What do you think? HAUTE or NOT???

Monsoon blazer
55 –

Sabbia rosa
$119 –

Viktor & Rolf high waisted shorts
$223 –

Sam Edelman lace up boots
$250 –

Christian Louboutin leather handbag
$1,495 –

Pink stud earrings

Lanvin crystal jewelry
$1,345 –

Dorothy Perkins gold necklace
15 –

Dorothy Perkins black shades
5 –