Stars In Our Eyes

The United States has always had a love affair with the colors red, white and blue especially in the summer months.  The colors together are always clean and crisp. Although they often stir nautical inspiration, they also tug at our all American heartstrings. With both Great Britain and U.S. flags sporting the colors is it such a surprise that the hues are everywhere on our fashion palette.

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Let The Games Begin !

It seems that everyone is throwing Ralph Lauren under the bus for his choice to let China manufacture his design of the U.S. Olympic uniform.  Although they are extremely attractive, I must also push Mr. Lauren under those wheels. Mr. Lauren’s styles have for years been the epitome of the American way of life. His ads included some of the most homespun iconic images. But, has the line been manufactured in China long before the Olympics ? Seems so according to a lot of news sites out there. I was recently with a family member that is an ex-Marine (if there really is ever an ex) and Vietnam War Veteran. He is also a member of the NRA. A pocket knife he purchased from the NRA was made in China and a U.S. Marine’s cap and t-shirt he also purchased were manufactured in Vietnam. This is a slap in the face to all hard working Americans and a disastrous trade policy that has cost us millions of jobs. Of course this is just my opinion.

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American rower Giuseppe Lanzone (left) sports the 2012 US Olympic team uniform, made by Ralph Lauren

The Sun Rises In The East.

Anyone that knows me, knows I am fixated with sunglasses.  They make a big statement and say alot about the person wearing them. This year I am in L O V E with my Tom Ford – Nikita’s.  Sometimes you just want to be a spy, or at least look like one 🙂

Their are many beautiful styles out there this year, and many are surprisingly resonably priced.  You can also find “look-a-likes” of many designers even more on the cheap. Yes, the sun does rise on my beautiful east coast !

Steal The Look

Selena Gomez

Multiple starlets have been spotted wearing the Ali Ro Beaded Bow Striped Top over the past few months, but we think Selena wore it best by adding the pop of red in her scarf.  Her Dog Tags are oh so spot on too.

Ali Ro "Beaded-Bow" striped top, $220, neimanmarcus.com

 
BDG Easy Tee Striped Tunic $19.99, Urbanoutfitters.com
 

We aren't sure what Selena's Dog Tags say but they as well as the red knit scarf are easy to find in a wide range of prices.

 

 

 

Rebel Yell

Mixing clothing like Oversized Boyfriend Blazer Coats, Skinny Jeans, Cardigan Sweaters, with Great Shoes has become Haute Couture.  Although the look of Rebel Chic has been around while, it changes continuously. I absolutely love it !  You can throw your favorite pieces together, add a slouchy beanie and you are ready to face the world looking fabulous. 

Boyfriend Blazer, $125 us.Topshop.com         

Slouchy Beanie, $16.95 amazon.com

Mossimo Cardigan Sweater, $25 target.com         

Outer Rebel Fingerless Gloves, $9 amazon.com         

Skinny Jeans, $25 gap.com         

Madden Girl Fourmal Booties, $49.95 zappos.com

Long Sleeve Printed T-Shirt w/Attached Scarf, $15 aliexpress.com

Holiday Look

INC International Concepts Ruffle Trim Fitted Cardigan, Sleeveless Sequin Front Racerback Tank, Wide Waistband Boot Cut Pants, Sequin Knit Gloves & Sequin Knit Scarf

Sequins make even the most basic pieces more fun to wear. This INC ensemble can be dressed up with high heels and chandelier earrings – just right for a holiday party!

 

 

Long Sleeve Ruffle Trim Cardigan $69.00

Sleeveless Sequin Front Tank  $59.00

Two Button Wide Waistband Trousers  $54.00

Sequin Knit Gloves  $39.00

Sequin Knit Scarf  $49.00