Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SpotlightOn - Nifti (#ShoppingGameChanger)

Nifti price drop alert email received by moi!
If you live in Boston chances are there is no greater event on your mind than the World Series, if you live anywhere else Halloween is your day, but, I am here to remind you that the Holidays are right around the corner! Now, unless you are one of the few people out there that has complete disregard for budgets, chances are you want to maximize your gifting potential whilst remaining prudent, right? All you need is +Nifti!

I know Nifti sounds like verbiage your parents would use when referring to something "cool." But this tool, backed by +Google ventures,  will truly revolutionize your shopping habits! Whether you are a guy shopping for his significant other, a mom trying to make her kids' wishlists or just a very good friend looking to treat the people in your life; Nifti will help you do just that!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ShoppingTips - The Cap Toe Pump (Reinvented Classics!)

Elena Perminova during Paris Haute Couture
Fashion Week (Image via Grazia.IT)
   Cap-toe pumps are nothing new. We have seen them on every celebrity possible since their debut on Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 catwalk! Given it has been almost two years since then I figure they are here to stay. So, why not make the jump and add a suede pair for your fall wardrobe?

Whilst, probably everyone possible has worn Christian's Louboutin's geo pump (admittedly I love these, especially the fuchsia version), but, spikes are more of a trend than a classic, and, when it comes to shoes I tend to lean towards the latter. The two options below are by designers frequently seen on Sarah Jessica Parker: Jean-Michel Cazabat & Manolo Blahnik!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

StyleInspiration - Uptown Girl Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo in Brooklyn (image via A girl named Spark)
Camel coats are classic pieces we know we should all have (+Nina Garcia says so!). But, some stylish rebels prefer not subscribing to these essentials.
Eventually we give in and, many times, regret not taking better care of these items when they first came into our life. Moving on to better decisions! Taking a cue from +Olivia Palermo's street style look book why not adopt a camel coat in an updated cropped style?!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

QOTD - Yasmin Sewell

Yasmin Sewell's 'it bag' mantra (quote & image via The Coveteur)
Who is Yasmin Sewell? That is a question asked and answered by Vogue magazine. I for one have long admired her stylish shots which inundate the web circles during the various fashion weeks. In addition to being super stylish, she is also smart, here is her handbag shopping motto, one we (& are bank accounts) can benefit from subscribing too!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ShoppingTips - Green with Envy

Exclusive for Intermix Seamed Flare Dress in Emerald Green 
with open back $69, orig $298. (image via Intermix)
Every once in awhile I have those serendipitous moments that remind me why I named this blog FashSerendipity. This literally happened minutes ago when I got my nifti alert telling me the Jean Michel Cazabat pumps I had eyed on Intermix dropped way beyond my expectations to $89 dollars! What?! This cannot be for real I said to myself whilst clicking over to Intermix (and silently thanking nifti for their help). Once I added the shoes to cart cart I did a quick search of the rest of the sale items and found the dress - emerald green, flirty and flared & perfect for holiday parties or work! (Cue the angelic choirs singing in my mind!)

Do not let this be the one that got away! If you do not listen to me listen to Glamour magazine who tells you DO pick up an Emerald piece for Fall 2013.

Friday, October 11, 2013

SpotlightOn - Nausheen Shah

Nausheen Shah (image via MusingsinFeminity)
Ever find yourself wondering who is that girl? That happened to me several times these past few weeks when I spotted countless images of Nausheen Shah but none mentioned her name! When I saw her in different images with two of my fave fashionistas: Erica Pelosini & Olivia Palermo I knew I needed to know more.

Turns out Shah is quite the style veteran & has held roles in everything from design to editing to home decor. What else should you know about Nausheen Shah?

Monday, October 7, 2013

StyleInspiration - Parisian Purple (& Gray) Street Style

Rea Papathanasiou - Paris Fashion Week
Fall 2012 (image via Fashionologie)
Paris is on my mind. Given fashion month just ended in Paris last week, my dreams are filled with crisp solitary, yet, romantic strolls in the city of love. Emblematic with French style is the minimalist sartorial quality which all women subscribe to. Veering off of the classic black is it's cousin gray, lighter in spirit but serious in attitude, it can be paired with any color; to blend or bring focus to said piece. My favorite combo is Purple & Gray, which, couldn't be more Paris in it's reflection of architecture and skies during the fall season.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

ShoppingTips - Black & White Year-round

New England is having a respite of Fall-like weather with temps in the 70s & 80s this week. So this week's ShoppingTips edit features items that are perfect for the temperamental merry go round that is all too common in the Northeast Fall season.
The Colors: Black and White.
The trends (extensively reported on for Fall/Winter 2013 & Spring/Summer 2014): Plaid, Quilted and Ruffles.

I guarantee you will find yourself reaching for these three items, time and time again, from now until spring hits.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

QOTD - Roger Ebert

The government shutdown today... October 1st, 2013.
Respect, Bipartisanship & Government.