Jason Wu for Target

It is official: Jason Wu’s collection for Target will hit stores on February 5. The collection features the tagline “mischief is in the details” and embodies Wu’s signature style—clean lines, smart details and bright colors. The best part about this designer collaboration? Each piece in the collection ranges from $19.99 to $59.99 for clothing and $19.99 to $49.99 for accessories. What a bargain!

Target has released a new teaser for the collection featuring none other than an adorable black cat named Milu. See the commercial below:

Also, check out the massive billboard in NYC’s TriBeCa with Milu as the star. It’s simple and cute; I love it!

After looking over the entire collection on Fashionista.com (found here http://fashionista.com/2012/01/finally-jason-wu-for-target-the-complete-collection/) I definitely give it an A+. I love the simple and classic lines of the dresses. These pieces will be staples in consumers’ closets for years to come. They are perfectly suited for the target customer—practical yet chic, and definitely affordable! Here are my favorites: Will I see you at Target on the opening day?

Our picks from the NET-A-PORTER sale!

Net-a-porter is in the middle of a gigantic sale, with huge savings on designer bags, shoes, clothing and more from brands like Stella McCartney, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Lanvin, Burberry and Alexander McQueen.

Browse all 84 scrumptious pages of the sale at Net-a-porter.com, or keep reading for some of our favorite picks!

The Shadow mesh and cotton dress from Splendid is delicate and classy, yet slightly edgy as well. This dress is the perfect way to show a little skin without going overboard. Pair it with delicate jewelry and heels for a flirty, girly look, or go bigger and bolder with your accessories to make more of a statement. Was $110, Now $77.

Already seen in our Spring Issue, this gorgeous Burberry Belts printed silk scarf would add a classy splash of color to any tailored look needing a dose of fun. While it’s still an investment piece, this scarf is to die for! Was $450, Now $224.

If you’re still searching for the perfect pair of summer shorts, these belted twill shorts from 7 For All Mankind may be for you. Since they’re slightly high-waisted, tuck in a loosely fitted tank to let the pretty bow take center stage! You could wear these shorts in the fall, too, by pairing them with a nautical striped top and cute cardigan. Was $155, Now $77.50. Hint: If you love this style but don’t want your wallet to take so much of a blow, I spotted very similar pairs in black and a darker tan at Target that were calling my name!

Want your phone to be as fashionable as you? If you have an iPhone, protect it in style with a Marc by Marc Jacobs silicone iPhone 3G case. In hot pink or black, the case is embossed with Marc’s signature jumbled letter motif. Was $30, Now $15. If you’re more of a Blackberry girl, the elegant Jet Set Blackberry case from MICHAEL Michael Kors comes in a gorgeous buttery tan leather. Was $50, Now $25.

Tired of your fashion jewelry? Frame your face with these bright turquoise earrings plated in 22-karat gold. FromKenneth Jay Lane, these earrings will keep any summer look fun and fresh. Was $100, Now $50.

These swan-print wedge sandals from Tory Burch are adorable and playful! The white and navy palette is nautical and screams summer, and the brown leather and rope details add to the summer vibe. Pair them with your sundresses or a long maxi to add a dose of charm to your ensemble. Was $175, Now $105.



First Look: Matthew Williamson for Macy’s

Macy’s was recently on the radar of fashionistas everywhere with the debut of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes’ clothing line Material Girl. Today, Macy’s unveiled a new collaboration, but with a renowned clothing designer rather than a celebrity. Matthew Williamson is a London-based high-fashion designer who’s had his own shows at London Fashion Week since the summer of 2006. His designs continue to gain popularity in the United States, sported by celebrities like Katy Perry, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, and Oh Land.

Promotional image for the collaboration, courtesy of macys.com

Williamson’s Impulse line at Macy’s is available in the United States, so you can get the London style your favorite singers and actresses are wearing at an affordable price. Almost all of the items in the collection are under $100 (the prices range from $59 to $299), so in this case, it’s okay to splurge! The choices range from flirty, floral dresses to oversized sweaters to chic leather jackets, so there’s definitely something for girls of every style.

Our favorite item? The Grecian Sleeveless One-Shoulder Jeweled Dress, a lavender cocktail dress that can be dressed up or dressed down. Unfortunately it’s one of the pricier items at $119, but that’s still a fraction of what you would pay for a high-fashion dress, even on Gilt Groupe. We also love the Long-Sleeve Leather Motorcycle Jacket, which is the collection’s most expensive item, banking in at $299. But how many orange, genuine-leather jackets does one come across? It’s an investment, really. And the asymmetrical zipper gives it the perfect finishing touch.

Intrigued? Want to see all 33 pieces of the collection? Check out the Macy’s site here!

A Mile in Their Shoes

We’re all familiar with Gilt Groupe‘s amazing deals, but sometimes we’re still left wanting the exact items our favorite fashion icons wear. Gilt Groupe did boast Lily Allen’s amazing Marc Jacobs Nylon magazine cover dress, but that was a rarity. Often, discount fashion sites and sales are collections of products that weren’t able to sell at the full retail price.

Chanel Black and Gold Camellia Clutch, $1100, http://www.decadestwo1.com

Designers and retailers want to get rid of them, so they lower the cost and have third parties do the selling.

But at DecadesTwo1.com, this isn’t the case. Rather than offering reduced prices on new merchandise, the site takes a new approach: it’s a consignment shop. DecadesTwo1 offers clothing and accessories that celebrities and fashion figures (Charlize Theron and Rachel Zoe, for example) have already owned, but no longer wear. It takes the guesswork out of fashion decisions – you already know that a style authority has deemed the item worthy of purchasing and wearing!

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Target Designers Revisited

Have you ever rushed to Target the weekend a new designer collection opens, only to find the piece you really wanted is already sold out? And when you go back to look for it, they never have your size? Or how about the designers whose collections you don’t hear about until they’ve already passed, or you just forget to go while they’re there?

Rodarte for Target, courtesy of target.com. Will this be one of the featured dresses??

Many a fashionista has experienced this feeling: the loss of an affordable, chic piece by one of the Target designers. The retailer has boasted incredible collaborations, including Isaac Mizrahi, Anna Sui, Rodarte, and many more.

Lucky for you (and the rest of us who wish we had more of the renowned designer pieces), Target stores are offering a second chance for customers to own clothing from the Go! International Designer Collective lines. Beginning on Sunday, March 13th, Target locations nationwide will be selling dresses from 17 past designers they’ve featured collections from. According to their magazine advertisements, these designers will include Paul & Joe, Tucker, Libertine, Erin Fetherston, and other big names in the fashion world.

The best part? The dress prices start at $24.95, and the most expensive ones are just $44.99. At a steal like that, you don’t have to worry about breaking your bank account. And you don’t have to feel guilty about buying two…or three…

Want a sneak preview of the dresses they’ll be offering? Check out their site for some great images! The sale will run through April 10, but we’re betting they’ll go fast, so don’t wait!

Get Designer Clothing without Breaking your Bank

Do you want designer clothes at an affordable price? Well, Forever 21 is definitely the store to go to if you’re looking for chic designer clothes at a great price. For spring 2011, Forever 21 is collaborating with designers Petro Zillia and Rory Beca and these new clothes will be sure to get you excited for spring!! House of Petro Zillia is a Los Angeles based studio established in 2006 by designer Nony Tochterman and the spring collection is already in Forever 21 stores. The brand has a whimsical and fun style and many of the pieces in the new Forever 21 collection are colorful, bold, and unique. But if you’re not into whimsical and bold clothing, you can always check out Rory Beca’s designs which have a more bohemian, laid-back, and vintage-inspired feel. Some of the pieces from Rory Beca will include jumpsuits, cropped pants, flirty skirts, chiffon dresses, and silky tops and will hit Forever 21 stores on March 4th. Both collections will be priced from $5.80- $32.80, so what are you waiting for? Head over to Forever 21 and grab these amazing designer steals while they’re still here!!

ASOS.com – the Latest Site Worth Checking Out

Featured in fashion magazines like Nylon and Teen Vogue, ASOS.com has been off to a great start in America since they’ve started shipping to locations in the U.S. The site offers clothes and accessories from over 850 brands, including many upscale designers, like French Connection and Juicy Couture, as well as a few lines they’ve created themselves. Many of the designers featured on ASOS also have items in the “Outlet” section, which offers great markdowns comparable to what you would find in any outlet mall. And did we mention that they always have FREE shipping both ways to the U.S. (and for the holiday season, the whole world)? If you order something that doesn’t fit, or isn’t what you expected, you can just use the return label, which includes postage, and send your order back for a refund without breaking a sweat.

Items that are hot right now are pieces from the popular Alexander McQueen for Puma line, and their collaboration with Nylon Magazine. They’re also having a sale that boasts a 20 percent discount on select items, so you really have no excuse not to at least give ASOS a look! And if you subscribe to their newsletter, without even buying anything, they’ll automatically enter you to win a $1000 E-gift card to buy holiday presents for your family and friends, and something for yourself too!

Did we mention ASOS also has their own fashion magazine? It’s exclusively online and features models wearing products available on their site, but the magazine also offers feature articles and is consistently covered by It Girls of our time. Example: Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl is the current cover girl, and other recent cover girls include Olivia Palermo, Emma Stone, and Bonnie Wright (of Harry Potter).

With so many things to offer, our only question to you is – which ASOS feature will you check out first?

ASOS AUTOGRAPH Faux Fur Cuff Lace-Up Boots, taken from the As Seen in Nylon section, $94.82 at ASOS.com

Discount Fashion at the click of your mouse

Are you in desperate need of the most coveted brands in fashion but cannot justify paying the full retail price?

For top brands at 50 to 75% off visit ruelala.com or hautelook.com for private sale prices. It’s easy. Just sign up and voila, you have access to discounted prices for a limited time! The best part about these sites is that you can build up credit by inviting friends to sign up too. For every friend that signs up suggested by you, you will recieve a $10 credit to spend however you would like on the website. With new boutiques everyday, you cant help but get addicted.

If you don’t have time to find sales…

ShopItToMeWhile sale shopping sounds easy, it can actually be quite difficult.  It’s hard to keep track of all the upcoming sales, and if you finally decide to splurge on that gorgeous handbag, it’s guaranteed to go on sale the next week.  The guesswork that comes with sale shopping can be frustrating.  I’ve discovered a website that can get rid of your frustration and make sale shopping your new favorite hobby!  If you don’t have time to search for sales at all your go-to stores, Shop It To Me will do all the work for you.  All you have to do is go to shopittome.com, create a profile by choosing your favorite brands, and you’ll be sent frequent e-mails about all the upcoming sale events. Now how easy is that?  Check it out, and you’re sure to become a pro at sale shopping…just like me!

High Fashion for Less

I love online shopping.  There’s just something amazing about being able to buy twice as much stuff as you can in a store in less than half the time.  Every purchase is just a simple click away.  I truly believe the invention of online shopping is what turned me into the  shopaholic I am today(well, that and the fact that a Saks was built only 5 minutes from my house).

One thing I think is really important to do in order to find the best sales is to bookmark your favorite designers’ websites and check their sites every day for, not only sales, but also new arrivals.  That way if you find something you really like, you can keep an eye on it so you can scoop it up the minute it gets put on the sale page.  To prove that I actually do this (and, yes, I promise, I really do visit these sites practically daily), I thought I’d show you one of my favorite places to look at high fashion for less.

Image Source: theoutnet.com

I absolutely love this website!  They sell pieces by high fashion designers, from Alexander Wang to Zac Posen, at as much as 90% off!  And while a $7,465 Oscar de la Renta dress discounted 70% is still over $2,000, comparatively speaking, it’s a truly priceless deal.  They also have more affordable pieces, starting at under $20!

And the best part of the website is that they still have sales and giveaways! (I know, can you imagine winning a FREE pair of Christian Louboutins?!?)  They have what are called “flash sales,” which consist of going, going, gone sales, pop up sales, and giveaways.  You just have to sign up on the website to get e-mail updates, and you’ll be notified about upcoming sales and new arrivals.  Do it because you could actually win a free handbag or pair of gorgeous heels!

I’ll leave you this week to check out this awesome website, and hopefully you’re one step closer to becoming a true bargain-hunting shopaholic, just like me!