The most flattering leggings… ever!

It is almost that time of year… time to bundle up in Fall’s fabulous offerings! I am a sucker for anything leather (or really good faux leather) and leggings, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the perfect faux-leather leggings! The secret to SaAm Designs’ killer leg-lengthening look is the rouched hems. The additional volume on the ankle helps balance out the thigh (which, on the majority of us, tends to be a bit meatier than then rest of our gams) and creates a longer, leaner silhouette. The designer, Saam McBride, is a gorgeous model whose long legs go on for days, yet somehow she managed to create a legging that looks good on mere mortals as well! Her designs are limited, so run, don’t walk, to her website http://www.SaAmdesigns.com to get your hands on a pair today!

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Missing the mark!

Am I the only one disappointed by the latest batch of designer collections at Target?! I used to set my alarm early as can be for the capsule collection launch to be the first savvy shopper in line for the latest couture-for-the-masses.  Missoni, I found the most off the beaten path Target to get my hands on that adorable bike…Image

Neiman Marcus collection, I lined up in the rain outside your Union Square storefront to stock up on Holiday gifts.  Image

But what has happened?! Jason Wu’s kittens playing with yarn t-shirts, Prabal Gurung’s ill cut (albeit gorgeous) floral pieces, now Phillip Lim’s tickity-tack cocktail dresses?! Come on, I know you’re not designing for SJP or Jennifer Lawrence here, but the rest of us deserve something semi-wearable! As a fashion loving mom of a toddler, I spend way too much time in Target and and happy to pay top dollar for something beautiful, but jeez Louise, a rayon high-low silver lamé star print dress?! Phew… okay I am done venting! Here’s to hoping Brit darling Peter Pilotto raises the bar with his February 9, 2014 collection!

Emmy’s Winning Looks!

Some consider the Emmy’s the little league equivalent to the Oscar’s World Series. I say anytime there is a red carpet, let’s live it up and go all out, why not?! So who knocked it out of the park last night and who struck out?  My best dressed include Rose Byrne, taking the crop top look glam in Calvin Klein and looking every bit the blushing beauty.

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Julianne Hough shone in Jenny Peckham  (although I have heard some disagree); that color, that body, that hair and make-up.. LOVED IT!Image

 

SO for every winner, I am sad to report there must be a loser ( I am not even going to touch Lena Dunham- that goes without saying)… Kerry Washington… wtf?! You just got voted People’s Best Dressed woman of 2013 and showed up looking like a renaissance fair bride?

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I don’t get it… Also with a swing a miss… January Jones. I get what you were trying to do here but fit should never be sacrificed or the sake of the overall look. The bodice was a mess and the skirt just too full. Okay, so for all my winners, well done, enjoy your offseason and rest up for next year’s big game. Those that didn’t fare so well, might I suggest a stint in AAA Ball?