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Step Into Easy Style With Leggings From 20Legz

August 18th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Anyone who knows me, knows that leggings aren’t just an essential part of my wardrobe… they’re an essential part of my life!  From traveling cross-country to dashing in style without the fuss, my favorite leggings from 20Legz have been there every step of the way this summer and I just had to share a few easy-breezy Do’s and Don’ts style tips to help you step into easy flawless style with designer legs from 20Legz below.

 

 

Packing a punch with perforated florals

(Flora:  $20)

Sometimes you just want to celebrate with flowers.  These Flora leggings from 20Legz celebrates any look with a  splash of color, pattern and texture all in one.  Adding this burst of color to any bold colored top instantly upgrades any look and takes the basic comfort of leggings up a notch with feminine flair.  One thing that I love about all my leggings from 20Legz is that no matter the style, they’re super comfortable and have just the right stretch to stay in place for all day wear.

 

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DO pair leggings with high heels or wedges, or even tall or ankle boots to boost the illusion of height. If you’re tall, you can rock your leggings with heels, boots, sneakers or ballet flats.

 

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DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.

 

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Get artsy with Art Deco limbs

(Van Gough:  $20)

If standing out is important to you, the Van Gough leggings are the bees-knees! I always get compliments from men and women anytime I step out in my favorite art-inspired legwear.  These art deco geometric print ankle leggings are 95% polyester, 5% spandex and 100% fun!  During a racing adventure in Portland, Oregon I took my Van Gough leggings for a spin while test driving the new 2015 Dodge Challenger.  Paired with my favorite sheer cobalt blue blouse, statement necklace from J. Crew and heels – I was ready to ride in style!

 

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DO wear tops that cover your bumb! Leggings should always be worn with long tops, jumpers, dresses, skirts or shorts.  Anything that covers your but is fine, otherwise you will give too much exposure to your intimate parts and that is never good nor stylish.

 

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DON’T  overuse color-on-color. Try simple black or neutral tones (or nude colors) leggings to go with a bright-colored outfit.

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Feeling Needy With Knee Patched Leggings

(Knee Patch:  $20)

Running low on stylish options, the Knee Patch leggings offers the perfect alternative with a mix of texture and monochromatic feel that goes with anything.  Pair theses comfortable black leggings with a something vibrant and bright or just plain black and white (and leave the color to the accessories).  I wore these on a recent NYC shopping adventure in SoHo and paired it with a floral tunic from White House | Black Market and geometric sneakers from Peter Pilotto for Target.

 

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DO team patterned leggings with a simple statement/slogan T-shirt, a belted tunic or minidress for visual interest.  I love matching patterned tops with similar patterned kicks, balance it off with neutral, yet stylish leggings like these and you’re set to go.

 

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DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.  You don’t want to show off too many lovely lady lumps. 

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Thinking about taking the plunge with these vibrant leggings?  You can find all sorts of creative and stylish leggings all for $20 today.  Check out the wide assortment of leggings available from 20Legz by visiting them online at 20Legz.com and get social by connecting with 20Legz for new releases and giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter today.

Affordable Fashion Wins Again: Joseph Altuzarra For Target (@TargetStyle First Look)

August 14th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Just when you think the affordable fashion trend couldn’t step it up a notch, Target has done it again! Target is partnering with Altuzarra to introduce a limited-edition collection of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories for fall 2014.  Discover the Altuzarra For Target collection that will have you stylishly swooning this Fall below.

 

Altuzarra for Target

 

Since establishing Altuzarra in 2008, Joseph Altuzarra – the brand’s creative director – has quickly become one of fashion’s most esteemed designers. In 2010, Altuzarra was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and Fashion Group International Rising Star of the Year Award. Additional accolades include the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2011 and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012. Most recently, Altuzarra received the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.

“One of the guiding principles of Altuzarra is that fashion can be transformative, changing not just the way you look, but also the way you feel. By partnering with Target, we hope to bring that experience to a larger audience of women.”

Altuzarra for Target reflects the brand’s sensual and sophisticated spirit, merging French seduction with American ease and intricate detailing. This collection presents a sexy, tailored wardrobe that modern, feminine and confident women can wear to express themselves.

 

Some of these pieces are so effortlessly chic, stylish and easy to wear from day to night…Check out just a few of my favorite pieces found in the collection below.

 

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MAXI DRESS
IN BLACK ORCHID PRINT
$69.99**
** AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON NET-A-PORTER.COM

 

 

 

Altuzarra for Target

VELVET BLAZER
IN RUBY RED
($59.99)
VELVET ANKLE
TUXEDO PANTS IN RUBY RED ($39.99)

 

 

 

Altuzarra for Target

DRESS
IN BLACK
$49.99*
* TARGET.COM EXCLUSIVE

 

 

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OVER THE KNEE BOOT ($79.99)

 

 

 

 

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CROC EFFECT BELT ($29.99)

 

Check out more from the entire Altuzarra for Target collection online at http://altuzarrafortarget.tgtlookbook.com

 

The Altuzarra for Target collection features nearly 50 items, consisting of women’s apparel, accessories and shoes. Ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel, and $29.99 to $79.99 for accessories, Altuzarra for Target will be available Sept. 14, at most Target stores and Target.com. A curated assortment of the collection will be available globally via online luxury retailer NET-A-PORTER.COM.

 

Are you excited about this svelte collection coming to Target stores this Fall?  

Something Floral, Something Blue: Cruising In Peter Pilotto For Target

August 12th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Over the weekend, I finally got the chance to wear my favorite Peter Pilotto For Target find that I bought earlier this year.  You’ve probably seen the Peter Pilotto dress on many a fashionistas all spring and summer long.  It’s an irresistible dress that looks amazing on practically every body type.  After months and months of sitting pretty inside of my closet, I took this fit and flare jacquard frock on a boat ride for the Frizz Free Curls Blogger Cruise in NYC.

 

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Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

 

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

 

Paired with the sun in my hair and strappy sandals on my feet, the Peter Pilotto for Target dress can be paired with practically any accessory for a flirty, fun summer day anywhere.

 

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

Dress – Peter Pilotto For Target dress ($79)

Earrings – Vintage boutique find ($3)

Necklace  - Aldo Accessories ($20)

Bracelet – J. Crew ($15)

Shoes – Aldo ($50)

 

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Ain’t nothing like cruising with friends on the open seas – Aren’t my girls Anitra, Kela and Ty just the cutest?

 

 

I had such an amazing time with my blogger boos too!  (PS – Having friends that are also bloggers, photographers and fashionistas is the bees knees!)  Did you snag any of the Peter Pilotto for Target fashions earlier this year?  How are you styling your favorite pieces this summer?  Share your favorite looks and pieces from the collection below.

BET Awards 2014: Fashion Hits, Misses and Award Winners

June 30th, 2014 by Fashion Staff

The BET Awards show, broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, culminated a weekend-long BET Experience. Today’s hottest performers took the stage during the awards presentation, and BET honored singers, actors, actresses, and athletes with awards during the entertainment packed show, hosted by the very funny, Chris Rock.

Did you miss the BET Awards fashions last night in Los Angeles?  Celebrities walked the red carpet, ki-ki’d and worked their best red carpet looks Sunday night.  Check out our favorite fashion hits, misses and complete list of award winners below.

 

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

Best Group: Young Money

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce

Best Collaboration: Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

Subway Sportsman of the Year: Kevin Durant

Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams

 

BET Awards 2014 Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

 

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Gabrielle Union

Regina Hall

 

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

 

 

2014 Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan

 

[MUST READ:  The 2013 BET Awards PRE Red Carpet With Cadillac and Fave Celebs]

 

BET Awards 2014 Eva Marcille

Eva Marcelle

 

 

2014 Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop

 

[MUST READ:   BET Awards Red Carpet Trends: Brights, Whites & Blues]

 

Video of the Year: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann

Best New Artist: August Alsina

 

BET Awards 2014 August Alsina

August Alsina

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

 

 

BET Awards 2014 John Legend

John Legend

 

 

Charli Baltimore

Charli Baltimore

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Movie: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

YoungStars Award: Keke Palmer

 

BET Awards 2014 KeKe Palmer

KeKe Palmer

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Karrueche Tran

Karrueche Tran

 

Who were your favorite dressed stars on the red carpet?

Designer DVF Google Glass Is Here… But Will A Designer Name Make You Want To Buy Them?

June 26th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

DVF Google Glass

 

 

Listen up fashionably deprived Google Glass wearers!  Google rolled out the DVF | Made for Glass collection on Monday, a Google Glass line created with designer Diane von Furstenberg.  A model designed for women, sold via Net-A-Porter, looks like half a pair of stylish glasses and half a robot vision device. It sells for $1,800 and is available in five colors: brown, shiny lagoon, shiny elderberry, matte java and matte ice.

 

 

 

DVF Google Glass

 

Tech-savvy nerds aren’t the only ones sporting the metal spectacles known as Google Glass. Now that DVF and Google’s lead designer, Isabelle Olsson, have joined forces, who knows what their collaboration will bring?  Could it in fact make Google Glass cool with new limited edition frames and shades? I doubt it.  As much as I love DVF and loathe Google Glass, I don’t think any immaculate styling will make people want to buy a pair of uber expensive glasses retailing at $1800 at  Google Glass and Net-a-Porter.

In my opinion, no matter how you style it, Google Glass just looks awkward and dumb…but that’s my opinion.  What’s yours?

The Limited Will Have Your Favorite ABC Scandal Looks In Stores Soon

June 25th, 2014 by Fashion Staff

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Attention Gladiators!  Have you obsessed over Olivia Pope’s designer attire?  But your limited budget has prevented you from shelling out the cash on her amazing looks?  It’s handled.  There’s now hope for Gladiators to get their favorite casual yet classy looks at affordable prices thanks to The Limited.  That’s right.  Olivia Pope’s signature style is coming to The Limited.

 

Must Read:  Scandal-Inspired Beauty Secrets For Flawless Looks All Year Long

The ‘Scandal’ look will be hitting the malls this fall as ABC Studios formally unveiled its partnership with The Limited stores for an apparel line inspired by the hit Washington,D.C.-based fixer.

Must Read: Olivia’s Top Scandalicious Looks From ABC’s Scandal

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo collaborated on designs with Elliot Staples, Limited’s head of design, for a range of items that evoke Olivia Pope’s signature “Gladiator in suit” style. Deal marks an elaborate extension of a hot primetime TV brand in the retail arena.

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Prices begin at $49 for the collection of tops, pants, jackets and outerwear (see sketch above). The togs will hit shelves on Sept. 22, coinciding with the fourth season launch of the drama series created by Shonda Rhimes.  Are you looking forward to the new Scandal collection from the Limited?

Fashionable & Functional: Stylish Clutches That Charge Your Smartphone

May 22nd, 2014 by Fashion Staff

 

Ladies!  We’ve seen phone-charging purses before, but nothing comes close to these chic treats that are also chargeable clutch bags.  These stylish clutches and wallets come fully equipped with built-in chargers for your smartphones. (All you do is recharge the bags via a USB port.) Scoop one up, and never feel powerless again!  If you hate carrying along a portable charger or thirsting after public power outlets then you need to take a look at these affordable and stylish clutches that charge your smartphone below.

 

Clutches That Charge

 

 

Let’s start with the more affordable version of these bags, the power purse by Photojojo ($49). Available in bright red or white-and-black polka dot, the wallet-clutch hybrid comes with a built-in battery that promises to boost your phone 110 percent. Even better: the wristlet features extra pockets inside and out for credit cards and cash.

 

Clutches That Charge

 

Meet the Mighty Purse ($99), your new best friend. The real leather clutch is available in a bunch of different pretty colors and features a lightweight built-in battery that recharges almost all smartphones. Just try not to carry it around everywhere.

 

 

Clutches That Charge

The Everpurse mini ($129, available for preorder) is a little bit boxy and all kinds of pretty. What’s different about this one is that it’s designed only for the iPhone 5/5S since it has an aluminum charging dock on the exterior of the wallet to fit the phone. Once charged, you can expect up to 48 hours of battery life.

 

 

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There’s a reason these leather Empowered bags ($149) sell out fast. The seriously chic clutch styles (think snakeskin and crocodile patterns) will charge smartphones and digital cameras on the go, plus they come with a detachable, adjustable chain strap and built-in wallet. What else could you ask for?

 

Now that you’ve seen some of the most stylish and functional summer bags available, which one of these clutches that charge are your your summer must-have wish list?

 

 

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Adidas’s New App Prints Instagram Pics To Your Sneakers

May 22nd, 2014 by Tech Staff

Adidas's New App

 

You only upload the best photos on Instagram RIGHT?  Nowadays, Instagram pics can be printed on just about everything . . . including your next pair of favorite sneakers. Adidas is relaunching its photo app Mi Adidas, which will transform your favorite, filtered photos into the coolest kicks on the block.

Adidas's New App

 

Adidas's New App

Adidas’s new app will bring a whole new approach which will fully unlock the potential of customization.  This will allow users, for the first time, to easily apply any photographic image to one of 2014´s most covetable sneaker silhouettes, the ZX Flux to create their own Photo Print shoe, delivered right to your door.  For the sneaker lovers, it’s an exciting chance to make a statement that’s all your own, following in the footsteps of the sellout ZX Flux Photo Print Prism shoe released in April. For adidas Originals, it’s just the next logical step in breaking the mold of sneaker customization.

 

The light mesh ZX Flux will be the app’s first customizable shoe collection. Both iOS and Android platforms will be compatible with the Mi Adidas app when it arrives in August. Now that custom kicks have gone hi-tech, what would you print on your sneaks?

 

 

Never Lose Your Sunglasses Again With The Tzukuri iPhone App

May 14th, 2014 by Tech Staff

 

If you’re tired of losing your sunglasses for the last time, don’t fret.  There’s an app for that!  The Sydney-based company, Tzurkuri - is manufacturing sunglasses that can be located with a mobile application and alert wearers so they will never lose their shades again.  You read right, no more lost sunglasses – this could totally change the future of the eyewear industry.

 

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Everyone has felt a pair of sunglasses somewhere at some point. If you’ve forgotten a couple of Ray-Ban sunglasses ($150 and up) or a pair of Tom Ford’s ($500 and up), a pair of Tzukuris might be worth the investment.

 

The $350 sunglasses aren’t even availble yet, but a limited number can be preoredered for $49 and a remaining $200 will be charged when they ship. Pairs are expected to arrive between November and December of 2014 and will be available internationally as well.

 

 

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Tzukuri sunglasses are “handmade by the world’s best eyewear artisans in Japan.” Three weeks and 100 individual steps are invested in each pair. They have polarised glass lenses with 100% UV protection and an antireflective and anti-scratch coating.

 

TZUKURI APPBEACON TECHNOLOGY

The beacon that pairs with the Tzukuri iPhone app and alerts wearers when they accidentally leave them somewhere is a pretty remarkable.It is solar-powered but almost unnoticeable in the sunglasses and communicates with a paired device using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which uses very little battery life. The beacon also uses BLE so an Internet connection isn’t necessary to sending alerts.  And the sunglasses are waterproof so wearers don’t have to worry about taking them places they would bring a typically pair of sunglasses.

Depending on the environment, Tzukuri says the beacon has a range of 82 feet but it will alert wearers at 16, 32 and 50 feet between them and their sunglasses. The app also will recognize when a wearer is home, so they aren’t getting unnecessary alerts, and can be used as a locator when they are misplaced at home.  The app does not have to be running for sunglasses to send alerts either.

 

Now that you know there’s an alternative and you never have to lose another pair of sunglasses again, WOULD YOU BUY THEM?  Do you think the technology and and design is worth a $350 investment?  Sound off below!

 

 

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Invigorate Your Accessory Closet With J. Crew Jewelry

May 13th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

As an accessory connaisseur, nothing excites me more than a great statement necklace, chandelier earrings or chunky bracelet.  After all, life isn’t about the clothes you wear, it’s all about how you accessorize.  Wearing designer duds can get old and trends fade away with time, but the right accessory can breathe a fresh breath of life into any outfit.  On a recent trip to Woodbury Commons just an hour outside of NYC, I checked out the assortment of baubles found at J. Crew Factory and was amazed at what I found.  Discover just a few examples on how to invigorate your accessory closet with my J. Crew jewelry finds below.

 

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The J. Crew Factory Station Agent necklace – $69.50

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The J. Crew Factory Abstract Bouquet necklace – $29.97

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The J. Crew Factory Feather Links Bracelet – $17.25

 

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The J. Crew Factory Leaf and Flower necklace – (On Sale) $26.99

These are just a portion of my favorite bauble finds for the new season.  This summer, it’s all about layering accessories to achieve unique and dynamic looks.  I can’t wait to show you how I style these accessories all season long.  Looking for more jewelry ideas?  You can invigorate your accessory closet with jewelry finds from J. Crew factory, J. Crew and more stores at any price.  Do you have haute jewelry finds?  Spill the beans!  Where do you find your favorite accessories for the season?

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