Friday, February 27, 2009

Deep V-Neck Tees Rule!

I have been a lover of deep v-neck tees for about 8 months now. They are a simple way to have a tee shirt look dressy and very feminine.

I recently bought this deep v tee from American Apparel:

Above: Black Unisex Sheer Jersey Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck by American Apparel

I am loving it so much in cut and fit that I am tempted to buy the 3-pack that includes one black, one white, and one grey, tee. So tempting!

Deep v-necks are everywhere online and I just have to share some that I have come across in the past few days.

Above: Women's Basic Tissue V-Neck (Charcoal) by Monrow

It's going to get warm so the "tissue" fabric will be most welcome to keep a lady cool.

Above: Dark fuchsia burnout banded v-neck t-shirt by Black Hearts Brigade

I have a deep v-neck tee very similar to this one in grey. I love the black banding at the neckline.

Above: Grey jersey 'Peacock' v-neck tunic by Black Hearts Brigade

I like the length and the peacock design on that one. It comes in grey, purple, and silver.

Or if you want some length to the sleeves:

Above: Black ¾ sleeve v-neck 'Jackie' t-shirt by Aude.

That deep v reminds me of a ballerina's leotard top. I love the tightness and length of the sleeves.

So, if you like dressing casual but want to 'dress up' your jeans and wedges/heeled sandals with a tee...deep v-neck is one way to do it. Just add some flashy accessories and a great handbag, and you should be good to go.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Drool-worthy Shoes and Handbags.

I have been looking at websites tonight and have found so many drool-inducing shoes and handbags that I have to share.

Above: Black polished calf 'Mega' booties by Stuart Weitzman

Above: Red patent leather 'Nikki' shoulder bag by Rebecca Minkoff

Above: Whiskey leather 'Murielle' wedge sandals by Pour la Victoire

Above: Grey crinkled patent leather 'Plusia' satchel by Bulga

Above: Printed slingback sandals by Miu Miu

Above: Yellow Crisscross Handbag by Francesca's Collections

Above: Grey Crosshatch Platform by Jeffrey Campbell

Above: Marigold leather 'Triangle.Tote' bag by Cole Haan

Above: Deep sea leather 'Bery' platform t-strap sandals by BCBGirls

Above: Rouge glazed leather 'Heloise' large tote by Hype

Above: Grey snakeskin 'Lithe' ankle boots by Stuart Weitzman

These are just so drool-worthy that I had to share. There are so many great pairs of shoes and handbags out this spring that I am in heaven.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Okay, I Understand That The 80s Are In Again....

...but these fanny pack/bumbags are TACKY!

Tacky and mesh!

Tacky and ACID WASHED!

Tacky and like a craft project gone wrong!

Obviously, a whole generation of young people who were not around during the 1980s feel they need to bring back trends like this that are better left in the past. They are willing to fork over their money to sites like ASOS that are selling these fugly bags.

Do they not realize that the only people who wore them a lot the first time around were over-weight people in line at Disneyland/amusement parks, your parents/older relations (much to your extreme embarrassment), and those guys roller-skating/blading in half-shirts on the Venice Beach Boardwalk?

Every time I think the height of tacky is back and the bringing back of tacky trends from the past could not sink any lower...another scary thing, like fanny packs, creeps out of the past where it belongs and is thrown up into the fashion world of today.

And those hideous fanny pack/bumbags are being sold for $21.41 US.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Found: The Perfect Jumpsuit.

To me, this is what a jumpsuit should be like:

Above: Halter neck jumpsuit by Donna Karan

It fits the body well, appears like a dress as it hangs on the frame, and isn't the slightest bit bulky even though it is very draped.

It even is pretty from behind:

I love the tie-neck halter styling and the whole jumpsuit is just drool-worthy.

Though I would carry another clutch bag with the just is so sophisticated, well fitted, and it is even retro in how it looks like a woman could be wearing it in the 1970's.

The drawback? The $2,295 price tag.

I guess if you want well fitted and stylish, you have to pay the price.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Okay I have to say....

I have found a romper that doesn't totally repulse me.

Above: Monty Disco Romper (dark green)by Obey

Sure the shiny cotton material looks a bit "plastic bag" like but look at how well it is cut.

Above: Back of romper

It even has a kick-ass belt which is important unless you want to have that "no waist, blobby" look.

Above: Another view of romper.

It also comes in black:

It is more pricey at $98 at but I think you have to go more pricey sometimes to get the fit that works well and not appear to be diaper clad.

I still think I will sit this trend out because it isn't my style.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Excuse me, are you wearing a diaper under that romper?

I am recovering from a killer migraine headache that kept me up all night. *pulls sad face*

Now on with the fashion posting.

I am NOT liking the whole "romper/jumpsuit" comeback. They either look like you are wearing a shapeless sack, that you are chunky around the mid-section, or like you have a diaper on.

I mean un-body flattering can you get? It looks like your body is a huge lump with shapely arms and legs.

Somewhere in that jumpsuit there is a body...she is just hiding it in a hideous bolt of fabric.

Even if you find a fitted one, you risk looking a bit like a 3 year old that needs it's diaper changed.

I think I had the above jumper style when I was 4.

Even if the material is nice the romper/jumpsuit? Lumpy and shapeless:

What a waste of good fabric! Don't even get me started on the ankle elastic on the above one. can you say, "Sad, pathetic, and stupid"? I knew you could.

The buttons on this one:

Just draw attention to how fugly it is. Do you really want big ass, white, buttons to draw attention to your fugly romper?

Or you can look like you just are about to scoot under a car to do an oil change:

Though I doubt you would be exposing that much leg or wearing sandals when working on a least I would hope not.

Did I mention it can look like you are wearing a diaper, or at least should be?

Please, leave the romper/jumpsuit in the past where it belongs. I wore them as child and tried them out in the late 80s/early 90s and both times...looked shapeless and frumpy.

This is one trend I want to see die hard.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Got The Ring!

I got a Federal Express package yesterday. It contained this ring:

Above: Her Magesty Ring at Francesca's Collections

It is pretty in real life on the hand:

Above: Slightly blurry on my hand.

It is very snug fitting though I wear a size 6 and ordered it in that size. There will be no possible way I could wear it on a hot day and sometimes have to wet my knuckle to get it past it and off my finger. If I had known this I would have ordered a size up from my usual.

Overall, very cool ring and I am glad I purchased it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pretty In Pink.

I usually am not a fan of pink clothing, accessories, or other items (except make-up). It just seems so clique since it seems assigned at birth that "girl are pink and boys are blue".

Handbags like this one:

Above: Talia Bag in Pink by Kooba Handbags

Make me reconsider this feeling and make an exception to my strong dislike of "girlie pink things".

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hi! My Name Is SnapandPrint And I Am Addicted To Shoes.

I am a hardcore shoe addict. If I like them, can afford them (or have room on the credit card for them), and they "call to me"...I buy them. It's an addiction and I have always had it.

This addiction has made me buy these shoes at H&M in NYC:

I really like them but haven't had much of a chance to wear them out yet due to snow and ice. I wore them around a friend's apartment that had wooden floors and it was weird at first. They have quite a "lift" to them and are a bit curved on the sole. I soon got used to them though. Now if the weather would cooperate and let me wear them out and about.

Now, I am trying to keep myself from buying these:

They are brown, only $26.80, and just my style! I am fighting the "dig for my credit card in the purse" move.

I cannot justify buying them beyond the drooling shoe addict in me chanting, "Buy them! Buy them! Buy them!" I know if I don't they will run out in my size in days. times like this I wish I had a steady income coming in but I do not at the moment.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Rings Of Mine.

Well, I got one of the rings I ordered. This one:

Above: Spring Blossom Ring by Francesca's Collections

Here is a slightly blurry photo of it on my hand:

I got a lot of great compliments about it when I wore it out and about so it was definitely a good buy.

I also got this ring from Avon:

Above: Bold Smoky Topaz Colored Statement Ring by Avon

I have had it a few weeks because my mum is an Avon lady and gets things as demos way ahead of time. She gave it to me as a birthday gift and I love it because it is adjustable.

On my hand:

Excuse my "vampire pale" skin. It is winter and I had to use flash to get the stone in the ring to show colour.

The photos does give you a good idea of the size of the ring on the hand. At least if you keep in mind my hands are a bit on the smaller side.

I just decided to order a ring from Francesca's Collections today. It is brand new at their site and pretty:

Above: Her Magesty Ring by Francesca's Collections

I love the shape of it and the turquoise coloured stones. I really need to add it to my ring collection and wear it. It is a style I have been looking for quite some time. I cannot wait to get it in the mail.

As you can tell, I am loving the larger rings out this season. They just suit me and I am indulging a little in adding new ones to my jewelry box.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Keeping My Eyeballs Peeled.

I have been seeing some trends pop up for spring/summer and there are a few items from these trends I would love to add to my wardrobe.

What you may ask?

Well these sandals for one:

Above: Pascale heel by Pour La Victoire

I love the heel, the strappy-ness, and the braiding on these sandals.

Above: Side view.

And the best part? They are back zip!

Above: back view.

They remind me of some kick-ass sandals I saw the lovely blogger Gala Darling wearing in photos. I need a pair like them because the style just sticks with me and I know I have many outfits they would be perfect with.

I also noticed, when I was out shopping a few weeks ago, the abundance of slouch-style tops out for spring.

Tops like this one:

Above: Women's fitted essential slouch top (black) by Lamixx

I need to find one like this, or with longer sleeves, to add to my wardrobe. It would look great with bare shoulder or with tank top underneath.

This necklace:

Above: Majestic Gems Scarf Necklace by Cynthia Dugan Jewelry

Is so classic/antique looking! It looks like something that could have been worn thousands of years ago or something you would find in a Mexican street market. It's timeless.

Above: How the necklace is worn.

I love that it ties like a scarf instead of having a clasp closure. I am definitely keeping an eye out for a necklace like this one though I know I would most likely to find one, cheaply, in a place like Old Town, San Diego.

I also have been seeing a lot of tie-dye items of clothing. Now I really don't like tie-dye because usually it looks very hippy-drippy. It's a trend I am sad to see come back around but, i did find this lovely chemise:

Above: Violet tie-dye jersey chemise by Free People

That is so pretty it would be a crime to cover it up. I would probably wear it during hot days as a tunic over slim jeans. So, I will be keeping an eye out for similar when out shopping.

These are just a few of the new items out for spring/summer that I need to keep my eyeballs peeled for and add to my wardrobe.

I am a bit more picky this season because of the huge amounts of 80s/hippy 60s clothing that has been thrown up by designers for the consumers to buy. I am not feeling a lot of that stuff so being more selective in what I buy...especially with the economy like it is.

Still, I am able to fund some decent stuff out there that appeals to me.