There are so many menswear-inspired boots for women floating around out there. Engineer boots, combat boots, riding boots… you name it, they have it! But I’m now hearing that the big trend is motorcycle boots. Hang on just a minute though! With so many different kinds of boots out there, things can get pretty confusing. I had to ask myself, what exactly makes a motorcycle boot a motorcycle boot? A motorcycle boot has a slight heel (for griping the foot peg on a bike) and a rounded toe. The style is a lot less bulky than other menswear-inspired boots and they often come adorned with studs. But seriously, I don’t think anyone would know the difference if you were wearing… say a pair of engineer boots. The point of this trend is to play up that tough girl-chic quality that every girl has deep down inside. These boots are fun and unexpected. And they are a great way to dress down a dress or a pair of floaty shorts.
Shop the Motorcycle Boot Trend at ShopBop.com! There you will find the styles pictured above (Rag & Bone Classic Motorcycle Boots, Hollywood Trading Company Motor Boots, Juicy Couture Giordana Motorcycle Boots), along with many more!
There’s a debate going on over at TBF and it all started when the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 Collection hit the runway back in November. And the focus of this debate? Whether or not a fox tail key chain/clip makes a stylish handbag accessory. The trend, it seems, was an instant hit with celebrities. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Elle Macpherson were spotted sporting one. But was this short lived, must-have really just a fashion faux pas? It’s difficult to say. I do know, however, that many people were reluctant to jump on the fox tail bandwagon due to Louis Vuitton’s $1,120 price tag. And with its popularity fading, that’s a lot of money to potentially waste. If you still like the look though, you’ll be happy to hear that Kettle Black has come out with their own (and much less expensive) version of the fox tail clip. And, as an added bonus, these fox tail clips were left their natural color (either red or grey). I mean, who really wants a lime green fox tail clip hanging from their bag anyway?
Find the Kettle Black Fox Fur Hanging Clip at Singer22.com, where it can be purchased for $129!
Ever since YSL came out with the “Cage” boots for the Spring 2009 season, other designers seem to be copying the designer brand. Miss Sixty has just released their own version of the coveted boots, called the “Carine” bootie.
They look totally different than the YSL boots, but I’m not sure how effective they are. YSL’s “Cage” boots were so fabulous and unique that I couldn’t help but stare at them every time I saw them in stores. The Miss Sixty “Carine” boots come off more as ugly to me, and I don’t think I would ever purchase them.
I will say this though, stock photo’s can sometimes make a certain fashion item look horrendous but when you see it in person it looks beautiful. That may be the case with these boots, and I will definitely check them out in person to see what my real verdict is!
The Miss Sixty “Carine” Boots can be purchased at Nordstrom for $169.95. I would never pay that much for these boots, but if you love them then I suppose that’s not a bad price for a pair of designer boots.
See the Miss Sixty “Carine” Boots at: Nordstrom
Any Balenciaga addict is going to obviously see the resemblance here: slightly Giant Gold Hardware inspired?
The hardware is unmistakably the same…
pictured above is the gorgeous new GGH City in Stardust silver.
The eye-catching purple leather bracelet with giant gold detailing, called “Lagina Giant Stud,” is available right now over at Luna where it retails for $135.
Balenciaga-esque or not – it’s one hot bracelet!
Some of the hottest styles in swimsuits for this season can be found on Tyler Rose Summer 09’ Collection. You’ll find funky styles sporting bold prints and flirty details such as lace trim and bikini tops with cups that contrast in color. Animal and floral prints are no stranger to the collection, even cover-ups are impressive compared to your typical dull ones. The Tyler Rose collection ranges from $152 up to $200, in return, you’re sure to get some of the funkiest swim wear pieces this season.
Shop Summer 09’ Swimwear via: CoutureCandy.com
I love sheer drape throw-overs, it’s a spring necessity for me.
My current number 1 pick of the week is this one pictured above by designer Jasmine Di Milo (, with Elizabeth + Ashley’s version trailing close behind. see below)
What I love most about the Sheer Open Drape throw-over is it’s lightweight and perfect for those hot summer nights. Wear it over a pair of skinny jeans and tank or match it with a simple summer dress.
What I least love is the price. I don’t want to sound like a cheap-ey, but the $750 price tag is a little turn-off, especially when there is a similar jacket by E&J.
If you want to achieve the same casual-chic wrap blazer jacket look, but for half the price, check out MKA’s Elizabeth and James Black Minimalist Glossy Wrap Jacket version ($471).
Both of the styles mentioned are available over at my-wardrobe
For the latest Antik Batik spring collection, designer Gabrielle Cortese wants to dress up your little fashionista in training.
Carrying over the lightweight Polynesian-inspired flower fabric used in her fashion line, which recently hit store shelves, you can now find the identical summer outfit in a mini-me size.
The Fontana is available in 2 color palettes green, blue, turquoise and grey floral print & a pink, yellow, green and white floral print.
For mini-you: Available in “Girls (2-10 years)” you can find the Fontana as well as a bunch of other fun bohemian-chic style clothes by Antik Batik over at Little Fashion Gallery.
Out of all the skull signature designers out there, my favorite is McQ.
Over at Zappos you can find the latest Spring 2009 crystal accented gold tone metal skulls available in tasseled Green, Hot Pink, Black and a Brown with Yellow (not pictured). If you’re more of a silver tone fan there is one Blue tassel version available.
Or if you’re all for the skull keychain, but not for the tassel trend, check out the similar leather-free McQ skull key chain. The difference, besides the obvious fringe-free body, is that this little guy does not have crystal freckles or deep dark pearly eyes (replaced with crystals). Also the price tag is about $100-less than the above.
You can find McQ’s skull key chains, as well as scarves (lots on sale!), clothes and shoes over at Zappos.