Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Double Whammy!

First, apologies for skipping posts lately! I've been sick aaand busy, and out of town. Also, I'll be away from Thursday until Sunday!
I know that Tuesday is supposed to be "The Look for Less" day, but I just can't until the NEXT Monday to tell you about the amazing site that I'll be reviewing today! So, enjoy this extra-long, double-whammy post! :D
The outfit below is not a copy of a celebrity's outfit, BUT it costs less than $100! As a matter of fact, it only costs $91.64! I did not make this outfit, instead, it is brought to you by atomheartmother, who says the following about it:
"This is pretty similar to my style.. kinda laid back but i still love to accessorize with jewelry and big funky bags. i do not own any of these items by the way, but i checked out the prices and this is what i came up with.
So I have 2 tops here: The first one is the purple tank. It's from American Eagle and it cost 11.95 (they have a LOT of clearance stuff). The second one is the white lace cami from Aerie which cost 14.95.
The denim sailor shorts were also from American Eagle clearance and cost 19.95.
The sandals were by Xhileration from Target at 14.99
The 2 pieces of jewelry were both from Wet Seal. The oval disk necklace was 8 dollars and the triple disk earrings were 5 dollars. Lastly, the canvas tote from Forever 21 cost 16.80.
Grand total: 91.64"

Now, onto the site that I can't WAIT to rave about!

First of all, any fashion blog that is able to emcompass comfort AND style in their name alone has to be a good! The amazing Zoe at Gym Shoes and Jimmy Choos is no exception. With an impeccable sense of style and a flair for writing, reading her blog is truly a delight! And, lucky for her readers, she doesn't keep you waiting ages for a new post. Her blog is updated almost daily, but it's never filled with dribble. Her posts actually have content, and good advice in nearly all of them. Most recently, she discusses how to attain an Audrey Hepburn-esque look - and what true fashionista doesn't want that?!
Zoe even has a column similar to the "Dear Barbie" section of this site. She offers on-spot advice and features an outfit (or more, if we're lucky!) in all of her posts! I've noticed that her style isn't cookie-cutter the A&F/H.CO/F21 you see on your average high-schooler. (That's right, this lovely lady is still in high-school!) She has a unique way of looking at things. Take, for example, a recent post on "borrowing from the boys." She says of a boy's button-down shirt on women: "This shirt is a casual alternative to the first button down. It's not as crisp and clean cut, and the fit is much more relaxed. You can wear it like the first one, part-way buttoned with a a tank under, or you can tuck it in. Either button it about two thirds of the way up and tuck it in (don't tuck it in really tightly though, we're not going for the dorky business man look), or cross the two shirt tails so they wrap around you and then tuck them in. For the second way, the shirt tails should meat the opposite side seems, make sense?"
Readers, I could go on about this blog for quite some time, so instead, I'll cut to chase and say - check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed. Gym Shoes and Jimmy Choos.

P.S.: This is just an outfit I like - opinions?