Friday, April 27, 2012

High Fashion Friday: Alex and Ani Bangles

Fridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!Set of 7 Expandable Wire Bangles Thin - Russian Silver
These Alex and Ani bracelets are all the rage nowadays, and it is not hard to see why.  They are dainty, mobile on the wrist, and feminine. Priced at only $68.00, the expandable bangles are a great addition to any jewelry collection.  Also adding to their value is the fact that Alex and Ani is a women-run company based in Rhode Island, a state with a rich history in jewelry making.  The Online Shopper enjoys this set, pictured in "Russian Silver," but really any of the metal tones, including various golds and silver, are fabulous.  High fashion is around us at every price. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wear it to Work Monday: Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted Dress

Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted DressThe Online Shopper's Wear it to Work Monday focus on work attire. The styling recommendations are geared towards a professional environment.

The vibrant color and conservative cut of this Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted Dress make this tremendously work appropriate for a casual office day in the spring..  The dress is on sale for $220.00 (originally $368.00) at Neiman Marcus.  The Online Shopper would pair this look with nude hose (a la Princess Kate), black pumps, and a black hand bag.  As the dress has a looser cut, a structured hairstyle, such as a chinon would top off the look.  And why not compliment the vibrant hue with a bold blue cuff, or turquoise earrings?  The options are endless, further justifying the $220.00 price point.  This season, pink is the new black. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For the Home: Just Lights

What better for a Sunday afternoon than a wonderful recommendation For the Home?

Illuminating a room correctly can make all the difference.  On a recent search for a fabulous lighting fixture, The Online Shopper stumbled upon the terrific, and comprehensive website,  From glamorous crystal chandeliers, to stylish table lamps, this site has a large selection of styles at all price points.  Terrific!  Check out the bulbous white ceramic lamp, with white shade.  This look, at $194.00, can compliment almost any room from traditional to modern.  The crisp pop of white will work particularly well in rooms with dramatic wall colors. 

For an in-person trip, TJX's Homegoods also has an amazing table-lamp selection, at can-do prices.  Although Homegoods does not have a website, you can find the store closest to you by clicking here.  Happy home shopping! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

High Fashion Friday: Lela Rose Printed Draped Skirt

Lela Rose Printed Draped SkirtFridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!

Spring has sprung!  What a lovely time of year to embrace skirts.  This Printed Draped Skirt, from Lela Rose is available at Bergdorf Goodman for the high fashion price of $565.00.  The color, shape and demur print make the piece perfect from early spring right through the summer.  Wearable to a backyard barbecue, with a white T, or to work with a shrunken, khaki blazer.  A nude shoe would compliment the look.

If you cannot afford this piece, you may enjoy matching its color and silhouette with this Top Shop Daffodil Print Skirt for a mere $56.00.