Fashion's Night In - November 1st

I’m not sure if word is going to spread to the US or not, but it looks like Vogue is throwing a “Fashion’s Night In” on November 1st.  And by “In,” they mean shop online.

I first got word of this through my daily Topshop emails, and after a quick google, I found the official page for Fashion’s Night In:

It looks like they’re following the success of Fashion’s Night Out, and are now doing a promotion encouraging people to shop online.  And, a portion of the proceeds generated will go to a non-profit called Kid's Company.

You don’t have to tell me twice to shop online!!

Fall Lust List

Now that fall is upon us - I've actually had to pull out my heavy winter coat already - I thought I'd go through the styles/pieces I'm lusting after this season.

1. Shorts with Tights - the funny thing about this style is that I don't even wear shorts in the summer, but there's something about wearing them with tights and ankle boots that looks so amazing to me.  As demonstrated by the ever-chic Nicole Richie, the best part about this is that it's a great way to seamlessly transition your summer wardrobe into a more fall-friendly look.

2. Crop Tops w/ High-Waisted Skirts - I love, love, love this look!  I started noticing the crop top revival last spring, but it's definitely continued into the fall.  I especially love the boxier, jersey variations on the crop top.  And then, if you wear it with a high waisted skirt, or pant, there's no need to bare any midriff.

3. Knee-Length, Jersey Pencil Skirts - I've done the mini a lot, but there's something so elegant yet sexy about a fitted knee length (or even longer) pencil skirt.  Many people may be scared of this length, but I assure you, if you give it a try, you'll be getting tons of compliments!

4. Lace-Up, Army-Inspired Ankle Booties - A very hot item right now.  I also think it's quite versatile.  In fact, combine these with the shorts/tights look in #1, or the crop top/high waisted looks in #2 & 3 and you've got a fierce look!

5.  Camel Coats - Seen all over the FW 2010 fashion shows, this is a definite wardrobe must have.  I'm still looking to add this to my coat rotation.

6.  Flared Jeans - During the most recent season of Entourage, I saw Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), wearing a pair of destroyed, flared jeans, and I just could not get this out of my head!  I mean the last time I truly wore flared jeans (not the tamed boot-cut ladies), was in the 7th grade.  For the past few years, I've stayed true to my skinny jeans/jeggings, but I'm actually pretty excited to try the extreme flare out again!

That's it for my lust-list.  Do you agree, or do you all have others?  I'd love to hear about them!


Jersey Girl

No, I'm not talking about New Jersey, I'm talking about cotton jersey material!  Lately, I feel like every time I'm out shopping, I come back with some variation of a cotton, jersey basic.  Case in point, one of my more recent purchases, a black, jersey, racer-back tank dress from H&M.  When I got it, I had no idea how versatile it was!  

Here's what I got when I played in my closet:

Just the dress
H&M dress. Seychelles pumps.

These next two are my "Going out" looks:

H&M dress. Kelsi Dagger shoes. Crop top from LF. Rado Watch.
H&M dress. Nine West gladiators. F21 top. Coach bracelets.
And finally, a more casual look:
H&M dress. Steve Madden flats. All Saints cardigan.
The funny thing is, I almost didn't get this!  Seeing how it's helped pull together other items I already had, I've got no regrets!

Friends & Family Discount @ Sephora

Here's my first ever post about Playing with Beauty Products!  I just found out that Sephora is having their annual 20% off Friends & Family discount through Nov 3rd.  Use the code: FF2010 during checkout to receive your discount.

Here are a few things I'm eyeing:
  • Restocking my Bare Escentuals Foundation
  • Smashbox' Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer
  • Urban Decay's 24/7 Eyeglide Pencils
How's that for encouraging people to play!?

The British Are Coming...

...but this time, you're going to want to run towards them.  Or actually, run into them with credit cards in hand.

I'm very excited to share that Chicago is getting the 2nd ever Topshop to hit Stateside - with the first being in none other than the amazing shopping haven that is SoHo in NYC.  News broke late last month that the shop would take over the lot currently occupied by Borders at 830 N. Michigan Ave. by May of 2011.

As if this wasn't enough excitement, also joining fellow Brit Topshop on the Mag Mile, will be the edgy AllSaints.

First Zara, now Topshop and AllSaints?!  Who said Chicago isn't fashionable??