You say Loo-boo-tan, I say Tomato? Have you ever found yourself quickly spouting out a designers name… Or, maybe you let the last few syllables just trail off, in hopes the person next to you wouldn’t pick up on the fact you totally butchered it? Being a southern girl I surely have! When I recently ran across this story, on how to pronounce designers names in Harpers Bazaar, I knew I had to share.
Anna Sui: anna swee
Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah
Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta
Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa
Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan
Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana
Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten
Gareth Pugh: gareth pew
Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah
Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay
Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn
L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott
Miu Miu: mew-mew
Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay
Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh
Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron
For the whole story check out the Harper’s Bazaar article- Click Here
This Yoana Baraschi dress might be my February Fave!! Valentine’s Day is knocking on our door and you should greet it in this dress! Don’t be the girl that shows up in hot pink or red. Snooze… Electrify your love in this lime green dress.
My Valentine’s Gift to YOU… STYLE STEAL: Get this great dress and all other apparel 20% off February 13th and 14th at Carrie Ann Boutique (Online and In Store)!!
Lime Green Yoana Baraschi Dress, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here
In keeping my PANTONE promise, I have the perfect look, in this year’s hottest color to get your Friday started! Pair this Tara Matthews dress in Radiant Orchid with a seductive red lip for the ultimate date night look.
FashionBillie Bit: Revlon has the most amazing bold lip colors. Comparable to high end lines. Try my favorite Fire and Ice!
Scandola Cotton-Jersey Dress, Tara Matthews- Click Here
A pump is a wish your heart makes!
Who needs a fairy godmother when you have the Orchid Crystal Satin stiletto?
STYLE STEAL: This pump is a $99 reincarnation of Carrie Bradshaw’s glass slipper from Sex and the City ala, Manolo Blahnik at $965.
I can see why PANTONE described Radiant Orchid its 2014 color of the year as, one that “inspires confidence”.
Womens Bonique YS Dress Pump, Nina- Click Here
Radiant Orchid is the “it” color for 2014! Says who? PANTONE!
PANTONE is the world-renowned authority on color and the color king says Radiant Orchid is THE COLOR for 2014!
PANTONE describes Radiant Orchid as, “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Doesn’t it sound just wonderful? I love Radiant Orchid because it encompasses shades of the purple family. Pulling from both cool and warm undertones, this is perfect color for every skin tone.
This week I’ll show you ways to rock 2014’s color of the year!
PANTONE- Click Here
The 2014 Golden Globes were everything I could dream a awards show to be. I turned to instagram to see what you all thought as well. Here are my instagram re-gram pics!
The starlets showed up in their A game. Lupita Nyong’o saved the Globes from their usual ho hum in this red caped gown. Greens stole the show for me. From this form fitting number on Reese, to the emerald detailing found on Wolf of Wall Street beauty, Margot Robbie dress. Did I mention Olivia Wild?!? Pregnancy and this gleaming green gown suit her very well!
Let’s hear it for the boys! The gents gave us a glimpse into old Hollywood. Their exquisitely fitted suits would have made ol Frank proud. There is something about a man in the perfectly tailored suit! Can we say Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabana?
The winner goes to…. Kate Blachett
The back on this dress is to DIE for! Perfectly covering the shoulders as it plunges downward, gracefully highlighting the lower back.
What were your favorite looks of the night?
This weekend my friend and I took off on a road trip to my native land. Tapping into the spirit of my ancestors I put on my feather necklace and Minnetonka booties.
While my Monday-Friday fashion is basic chic, this weekend I felt like mixing it up. Green on Green, Pattern on Pattern. Stripes and cammo. The perfect example of two wrongs making a right! That’s the great thing about fashion. Sometimes the things you least expect to work turn out being the perfect match! So get creative guys!!
Classic Fringe Soft Sole, Minnetonka- Click Here / Jet Leather & Suede Lace-Up Boot, Joe’s Jeans
There is just something about a fitted midi skirt that makes me feel like Jessica Rabbit. The fitted midi accentuates your curves and is easy to dress up or down. I wore mine to work today with this crisp white button down. For a night out I would recommend a cropped sweater.
To play up the colors in the skirt, I added this yellow chunky necklace and my favorite blue suede pumps! Who knew a below the knee skirt could be so appealing?
Floral Midi Skirt, Top Shop- In Store/ Blue Suede Pump, Chinese Laundry- Click Here
The perfect jacket, similar to the perfect man, is hard to come by. You need one that’s not to tight yet hugs you in all of the right places. One that is complementary to an array of outfits. And one that breaks the wind from chilling your bones without weighing you down in fabric. Well ladies, I have found your man…. I mean coat!
This simple Camel Wrap Coat by Clique Couture adds luxury to any outfit. I have never received as many complements from men and women alike as I have with this coat. I especially love the cocoon like lapel that transitions into a hood.
You can find it for a steal on Rue LaLa. It’s currently unavailable but I had to share. So that you don’t miss your chance the next time it becomes available, click the link below to sign up for Rue LaLa.
Sign Up Rue LaLa- Click Here
Gilt Groupe is my not so guilty pleasure. You can get designer clothes, bags and jewelry for a fraction of the cost. What’s even better is you can do it all from the comfort of your home!
I encourage online shopping, as that is what I do mostly. No fuss, no muss. Just what you want, when you want, at a click of a button. Like the Gorjana Aries Astrology Disk Station Bracelet above. It’s so delicate and great for every day wear. Style Steal: Regular $45, Gilt Groupe $25.
FashionBillie Bit: Many people fear shopping online because of fit and returns. With the money you save at Gilt Groupe you can take your new outfit to a tailor and it will fit like a glove. Plus free returns!!
Gilt Groupe- Click Here