Monthly Archives: March 2013

Downloadable: InstaRepost for iPhone & Android

Okay, so I might be a tad late to the game with this app (released in early December) but I saw a post about it on my Instagram feed and it automatically sparked my interest. For those of you like me who haven’t heard about InstaRepost, it’s an app that allows you to repost your favorite Instagram photos directly onto your own feed. And you need to download it…now. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Phosphorescent – Song for Zula

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The latest tune heard in the studio is “Song for Zula” by the band Phosphorescent. Originally from Alabama, Matthew Houck, singer/composer of Phosphorescent, started recording and performing alternative/indie rock music in Athens, Georgia in the early 2000s.

After international touring,  his most recent album, Muchacho, received numerous amounts of praise from critics and fans. “Phosphorescent is a Brooklyn band that hasn’t forgotten its Southern pedigree, creating washy psychedelia with a foothold in country-rock,” states the New York Times.

For upcoming tour dates, click here!

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Because We Love You – Take 20% Off Sitewide!

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Need some new clothes for spring? Not a problem. We got you covered! If you’ve been debating whether or not to buy those leather pants, chic blazers or essential tees, now is definitely the time. Shop our weekend sale and save some of that hard-earned paycheck…or buy new clothes and go out for a night with the girls.

Starting today take 20% off sitewide with code: HOP2IT! Ends Monday, April 1 at 11:59pm.

*NOT VALID ON PRIOR ORDERS, CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS, NOT VALID ON GIFT CARDS

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Rachel’s Radar: Clothes Minded

Graphic TeesWhat are your clothes saying about you? Do you realize that your clothing is an extension of what you are and whom you portray? It’s not always easy to know because much like having smelled like you haven’t taken a shower after a long workout or spinach is in your teeth, people are not likely to tell you when you are dressed inappropriately. The goal is to determine the ultimate message you want to send and for the most part, that message is simple: You want to appear like you can express yourself and that you ultimately belong.  (more…)

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Designer Spotlight: Jennifer Zeuner’s Jewelry Empire

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Celebrities1. What is the inspiration behind Jennifer Zeuner jewelry?

Jennifer Zeuner’s inspiration is the “artsy, modern and confident girl” that doesn’t need to wear a statement necklace every day.  Her new collection fuses modern and wearable seamlessly.  It incorporates a lot of angular shapes in surprising ways.  This was achieved while still maintaining the collection’s trademark simplicity.  The pieces can speak for themselves or be layered.  The same piece can reflect a different mood when layered and/or worn differently. The jewelry allows women to be creative with it. The collection is not about a single statement piece. It’s about the conscious, personalized combination of different pieces.  Ultimately, it tells a story.

2. Is Jennifer Zeuner the main designer of the line?

Yes, every piece is 100 percent designed by Jennifer. She carefully draws out the pendants and then selects everything such as  the chain, chain length, finish and  stone.  Designing is the one aspect of the business that Jennifer fully controls and doesn’t have anyone assist her with. At first, Jennifer did everything from the designing and selling to the shipping. Now her focus is mostly on designing. 

3. What do you see for the future of Jennifer Zeuner?

In the future we hope to preserve the exclusivity of our rapidly growing brand. We want to be selective about our retailers and offer a high end product to the most exclusive stores worldwide. Also, we look forward to expanding our men’s collection. A lot of men wear our pieces designed for women and they simply add an extension to the chain! Another possibility in the future is a collaboration with a style “icon.” It’s in the works already so we are keeping our fingers crossed! 

4. What is one thing that we don’t know about your brand?

Our brand’s aesthetic has evolved tremendously over time. Our first pieces, which were bought by Cameron Diaz, consisted mostly of very long beaded necklaces with wood and bone pendants. The look was very bohemian and resonated with our customers. However, after noticing an over-saturation of bohemian and beaded jewelry in the market, Jennifer chose to change the aesthetic completely.  Jennifer found inspiration in vintage Lanvin jewelry, and mid century modern furniture. The line’s symbolic and meaningful pieces were now uber-modern and simple. The  line became much more classic and sophisticated. The metamorphosis was a huge success! Fast-forward eight years, the line is sold at high end retailers worldwide and loved by stylish celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Zoe Saldana and Alessandra Ambrosio amongst many others!

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Check out out all of our new merchandise arriving daily at our What’s New page!

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“Under the Sea” with Vanessa Mooney’s Summer ’13 Collection

Vanessa Mooney Just when we thought Vanessa Mooney did it all, she channeled her inner bohemian, beach bum to create the all new Summer 2013 “Under the Sea” collection. You won’t find Ariel’s trinkets here. No, this mermaid has gone rogue covered in bright golds and silvers adorned with crystals and edgy jewels.

The designer has created undeniably beautiful pieces that belong in every wardrobe. They are versatile and fun since you can easily to mix and match with items you already own. Don’t even worry about over accessorizing because the more you layer and stack these pieces, the cooler they look. (more…)

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Fashion Faux Pas: How to Not Be a Victim

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Hope you’re all enjoying this extension of winter and know that the groundhog has been rightfully indicted (LOL). Check the news if you don’t know what I’m referring to. We’re all still bundled up in coats and scarves in NYC. Try a SMYTHE blazer under a detachable fur coat collar for a look similar to mine.

A ‘faux pas’, as I’m sure you all know, is the refined French way that we like to refer to a social blunder. Because everything sounds better in French, including our embarrassing fashion mishaps.

So how do you avoid becoming a Fashion Faux Pas victim? (more…)

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Miley Cyrus Brings Back the WOP

Had a long week? This will make it all better. Miley Cyrus proves she is a unicorn and has killer dance moves all in one video.

Happy Friday!

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Tips & Tricks for Organizing Your Closet

Now that we are officially one lovely day into spring, let’s talk about organizing your wardrobe closet. This is an essential step for anyone, especially if you live in a small space. From our own experience and tips we’ve learned from friends and the Internet, we’re here to help you get organized! So clear your schedule and dedicate a day to do some spring cleaning. (more…)

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Fashion Meets Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

Baked by MelissaBaked by Melissa. Three words that can grab my attention in less than a second. I’m a huge cupcake lover and what can be better than mini cupcakes with wacky, but oh-so-yummy flavors? If you have never experienced the euphoria of Baked by Melissa, then you need to re-evaluate every decision you’ve made about cupcakes…and life (just kidding, kind of).

Aside from cupcakes (and every other morsel of food) I love shopping, I mean, what girl doesn’t? Let’s be serious. So I decided to combine my love for cupcakes, sometimes referred to as cuppycakes, with fashion because what can be better than outfits that remind me of one of my favorite foods? (more…)

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Designer Spotlight: Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Elizabeth and James

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1.What is the inspiration behind Elizabeth and James?

Elizabeth and James brings together two dynamic personalities into exquisite balance. They perfectly complement one another in a beautiful contradiction. Elizabeth’s uptown sophistication and feminine detail is paired with James’ laid-back, downtown edge and masculine tailoring. Together, they are striking in perfection. For Elizabeth and James, the magic is in the mix.

2. How are Mary-Kate and Ashley involved in the creative process?

Mary-Kate and Ashley are involved in all aspects of the creative process. From design, and materials to brand imagery and marketing, they put their touch on everything, paying particular attention to the details.

3.What do you see for the future of Elizabeth and James?

Exciting things to come for Elizabeth and James! The label is debuting handbags for Fall 2013 and launching fragrance exclusively with Sephora in 2014.

4.What is one thing we don’t know about Elizabeth and James?

Elizabeth and James is a complete lifestyle collection offering playfully polished ready-to-wear, shoes, jewelry and eyewear. The brand’s denim offshoot, TEXTILE Elizabeth and James completes the Elizabeth and James girl’s wardrobe with perfectly washed and worn denim and casual tees and tops.

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Street Style Update – Lucky Charms – Do you have one?

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I hope you all had a grand St. Patrick’s Day and are shuffling back to your daily schedules seamlessly. It was uplifting to see all of NYC come together this weekend to paint the town the same shade of Kelly green, and everyone adorning themselves in lucky shamrocks to celebrate. I, being the nonconformist that I am, wore my own special lucky charm – my lucky bullet, tucked neatly under my Confessions-of-a-Shopaholic-esque, festive green scarf.

Everyone who knows me, knows I wear my lucky bullet every day. Even if for some odd reason I don’t have it on, I still like to credit its existence for the good fortune that comes my way. People ask me “Why the bullet?” and I reply “Because it was there when I didn’t die.” It was one of those crazy NY movie moments that I’d have to explain to you over coffee. For a similar look to mine, try pairing a Donni Charm scarf with any one of Jennifer Zeuner lucky-charm-worthy necklaces.  (more…)

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Who Wore It Better? Kylie Jenner or Vanessa Hudgens

Kylie JennerTwo celebrities, Vanessa Hudgens and Kylie Jenner, that have somewhat equal style were pictured out and about in Jen’s Pirate Booty ruffle tube top. Who do you think wore it better? Vanessa looks a bit more bohemian whereas Kylie has a more casual outfit and not as many accessories. (more…)

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Complete Your St. Patrick’s Day Ensemble with Your Nails!

I can’t think of another holiday (besides Halloween) where people go all out dressing up for the occasion. Whenever I hear people talking about St. Patrick’s Day, images of green, glitter, gold and beer enter my mind. I don’t personally partake in the festivities that surround this holiday, but one person in my family does, and that would be my sister.

She goes on a hunt to find the perfect outfit weeks before St. Patrick’s Day. Side-note: I find this funny because we don’t have a drop of Irish blood in our family. I’m not sure why it’s a holiday where people decide to dress up, but if it makes you happy then go for it! If you’re going all out dressing up in a green-colored, cute and girly outfit then you can’t forget to paint your nails accordingly. Nothing would ruin your outfit more (besides spilling beer all over yourself) if your nails were clashing with this festive day.

Get some nail inspiration from the pictures below and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day! (more…)

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Ides of March

We’re so excited that winter is disappearing and the spring sun will be warming our cheeks (and the snow!) We created a head-to-toe romantic and stylish look for March that can easily take you from winter to spring. (more…)

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