Monthly Archives: September 2013

Style Review: 65th Annual Emmy Awards – Royal Flush

Style Review: 65th Annual Emmy Awards - Royal Flush

Style Review:65th Annual Emmy Awards – A Fine Wine

Style Review:65th Annual Emmy Awards - A Fine Wine

Style Review: 65th Annual Emmy Awards – Pink Ladies

Style Review: 65th Annual Emmy Awards - Pink Ladies

No Wardrobing Allowed

Have you heard the latest fashion shopping trend? It’s the accessory many stores think you can’t leave without. It’s your very own little black security tag. 

The recent and growing trend of “black tagging” is a process where the retailer puts a visible tag in an obvious place. This security tag comes home with you!  When you are ready to wear the item, you have instructions on how to remove it. Once removed your item is no longer eligible to be returned to the store.

This new security tagging system is to assist in curbing one of the dirty little not-so-secret practices affecting the fashion world. Wearing/using an item and then taking it back after cleaning (or wardrobing) has long been the way that many girls have worn once in a lifetime outfits to one time events. I have known girls back in the late 80’s that even owned there own tag guns. Many of us may have even benefited from this pratice in the form of deeply discounted items. 

Once, I found an amazing $1,400 purse at Bergdorf Goodman at the end of a season. Clearly it had been gently used and return. Since I wanted it for my personal collection and found no wear on it that was objectionable, I purchased it.  Naturally with new season items needing floor space and the ultra savy BG management knowing that it had been returned used, the item was marked down considerably. A big win for me, a minus for BG and the sales person, bad karma for the original purchaser.

Personally I think that like many events in life, this practice gave way to companies with solutions to satisfy all. I like Bag, Borrow or Steal and Rent The Runway. Naturally for the “keepers” I love Gilt, Net-A-Porter and HauteLook. Happy & legally responsible shopping to all.

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This Season’s Must Haves: It’s A Wrap

This Season's Must Haves: It's A Wrap

Maiyet skirt
net-a-porter.com

Matthew Williamson striped skirt
$205 – theoutnet.com

Skirt
thejoystores.com

Skirt
$200 – whistles.co.uk

River Island reversible skirt
$40 – riverisland.com

Banana Republic brooch
bananarepublic.gap.com

Small item storage
basketlady.com

Back To School 2013: Classic Black, White & Camel

Back To School 2013: Classic Black, White & Camel

 


Blugirl Folies v neck top
yoox.com

Jane Norman white top
$39 – janenorman.co.uk

Ted Baker coat
$465 – johnlewis.com

Topshop legging
nordstrom.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather boots
theoutnet.com

J by Jasper Conran pearl bracelet
$15 – debenhams.com

Back To School: Fashion University 2013

Back To School: Fashion University 2013

Oasis zebra print vest
$25 – johnlewis.com

Balmain high heel boots
$1,170 – balmain.com

Red Carpet Ready: Nina Dobrev in J Mnedel Pre-Fall 2013 Splash Paint Print V-Neck Peplum With Matching Tuxedo Pants.

Red Carpet Ready: Nina Dobrev in J Mnedel Pre-Fall 2013 Splash Paint Print V-Neck Peplum With Matching Tuxedo Pants.

Emilio Pucci Printed silk-cady dress

Emilio Pucci Printed silk-cady dress

Emilio Pucci silk dress
net-a-porter.com

Frame
artgalleryframes.com

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