Friday, July 31, 2009

Cut It Out

The ripped denim and cutout legging trend has been everywhere. This trend has now spread over to other items such as tops, dresses, shoes, etc. as well. I personally love cutout details on everything. I already mentioned being excited about destroyed denim back in April, so I'm guessing it's not a surprise to anyone that this is another one of my favorite current trends. The rips make these items perfect to wear for the Summer and they looks sexy too. Cutout details will keep you cool no matter how hot it gets. That's what's so great about this trend and is probably the reason many celebrities have been sporting cutout details as well. This look has also been seen all over the runways and fashion magazines. Now you can rock items with cutout details as well! Check out my cool cutout finds:

Side-Circle One-Piece, $14.99, shown in fuchsia; also available brown, jade, and orange, sizes XS-XL,

Color Block Side Cut Out Dress, $29.99, available in sizes Small-Xlarge,

Cut Out Draped Dress, $14.99, available in sizes S-L,

Mesh Cut Out Bangle, $4.00,

Cut Out Band Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7 and 8,

Python Rhinestone Platforms, $36.99, shown in red; also available in fuchsia, green, black, and silver, sizes 6-10,

Spectator Pumps, $29.99, shown in black; also available in brown, sizes 6-10,

Rhinestone Heart Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7 and 8,

Slash Shoulder Top, $10.00, shown in red; also available in black, navy, and white, sizes S-L,

Teardrop Cutout Top, $17.80, shown in hot pink; also available in black, sizes X-Small, Medium, and Large,

Open Slash Portrait Tank, $13.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Panel Slash Front Tank, $12.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Shimmy Shaker Dress, $39.95, available in sizes XS-L,

New Construction Dress, $39.99, available in sizes 0-10,

Cutout Rip Tears, $10.00, available in sizes M and L,

Multi Print Top, $20.50, available in sizes XS-L,

Name Is Gangsta, $12.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

No Time Cut Halter Top, $13.90, available in sizes XS-L,

Razor Cut Stud Tee, $12.50, available in sizes XS-L,

Sublimated Rose Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

You Frontin' Tee, $12.90, available in sizes S and M,

Laser Cut Capri Pant, $9.99, available in sizes XS-M,

Seamless Laser Cut Top, $12.50,

Laser Cut Elephant Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Heart Scroll Sublimation Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Lace Back Rose Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Guitar & Stones Tank, $18.50, available in sizes XS, S, and L,

Rock & Roll Top, $19.50, available in sizes S-L,

Winged Heart Top, $19.50, available in sizes S and M,

Winged Rose Lace Up Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-L,

Neon Tattoo Slub Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Diagonal Script Tee, $20.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Peep Toe Wedge Heel, $10.00, available sizes 6-10,

Strappy Heel, $24.50, available in sizes 6-10,

Side O Ring Bootie, $29.50, available in sizes 6-10,

Colorblock Vent Halter, $17.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Lace Back Guitar Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Crowned Heart Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Stone Heart Tattoo Tee, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

To get the look of a rock star, grab a cutout top and pair it with either a bleached denim mini-skirt or some jeans with exposed zippers, hoop earrings, and studded shoes. For a date, wear a cutout dress with a pair of high heels, some chandelier earrings, and a bow necklace. Cutout shoes would look good worn with a sundress, some bangles, and a floppy hat. For a cute Summer look wear some cutout jewelry with a tank top, a pair of shorts, and flip flops. If you feel some of the cutout tops or dresses show too much skin, layer them over a tank top or camisole. You can also layer them over a long-sleeved shirt or sweater during the cooler seasons. If you have any of your own styling tips for cutout details, e-mail me at or write to me on myspace.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Keep Cool In Coral

In my last blog post, I wrote about how blue was a major color trend for the Summer of 2009. Well, coral is also a hot color this Summer. Coral can vary in shades of orange, pink, and red. It is a great Summer color since it is reminiscent of the sunset and radiates a feeling of warmth. One hot look on the runways and in fashion magazines has been mixing coral with shades of blue (particularly turquoise and teal). This actually looks very good and is a great way to combine both of this season's trendy colors. Take a look at some of my cute coral finds below.

Athera Wrap Sweater, $14.99, available in sizes S-L,

Belted Halter Dress, $29.99, available in sizes XS and S,

Bow-Back Bra Tank, $22.50, available in sizes S-XL,

Flutter-Sleeve Crochet Dress, $14.99, available in sizes S-XL,

Beaded Flower Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7-9,

Enamel Cut Out Earrings, $4.00,

Filigree Chandelier Earrings, $4.00,

Gathered Racerback Top, $8.99, available in sizes S-L,

Neon Coral Shorts, $11.49, available in sizes 3-13,

Plaid Flutter Top, $8.49, available in sizes M and L,

Rhinestone Flower Necklace, $6.99,

Rhinestone Flower Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7-9,

Abstract Ikat Pocket Top, $17.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Floral Flare Skirt, $22.80, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

Anisa Studded Bracelet, $7.80,

Assorted Ring Bead Necklace, $$8.80,

Belted Linen Dress, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Blazing Hot Nail Lacquer,$2.80,

Pretty Luminous Brightening Cheek Color, $17.50,

Croft and Barrow Logo Satchel, $22.00,

Crinkle Knot Front Halter, $24.99, available in sizes S-L,

Emblem Peasant, $28.00, available in sizes S-L,

Floral Sublimation Top, $28.00, available in sizes M and L,

Patent Ankle Sandal Strap, $13.99, available in sizes 6-9,

2 Pocket Button Front Jacket, $24.00, available in sizes M-XL,

Beaded Coral Necklace With Abstract Charm, $19.99,

Beaded Flower Dangle Earrings, $19.99,

Floral Stamp Drop Earrings, 7.99,

Gypsy Girl Graphic Tee, $12.99, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Mossimo Supply Co. Jacket Coral Stripe, $16.08, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Xhilaration Cover-Up Dress Print Poncho, $17.99, available in sizes Medium and Large,

Juniors' Mossimo Supply Co. Pointelle Pullover Sweater, $19.99, available in sizes X-Small-X-Large,

Merona Multi Asym Stretch Bracelet, $12.99,

Juniors' Mossimo Supply Co. Long Sleeveless Dress, $20.00, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Juniors' Xhilaration Strapless Cummerbund Dress, $19.58, available in sizes Small-X=Large,

Mossimo Supply Athletic Short, $10.00, available in sizes X-Small, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large,

Mossimo Striped Pocket Tote, $17.99,

Mossimo Supply Co. Flap Front Double Pocket Bag, $17.48,

OMG Scoop Tee, $9.90, available in sizes XS-M,

Scoop Script Tee, $9.90, available in sizes XS-XL,

As I stated before, pairing coral with shades of blue is a very popular look this season. My recomendation would be denim, of course, since denim goes with almost anything. Since it's Summer, I would suggest pairing a coral top with denim shorts or a denim mini-skirt. You can also wear a coral top with jeans on a cooler day. A coral jacket would also be nice with a pair of jeans. Grab a pair of faux denim leggings to wear with a coral dress or coral tunic (a look that's going to be very much in style for the Fall). Wear a pair of coral shorts with a denim vest. A coral skirt would look great paired with a denim jacket. Coral accessories such as jewelry, shoes, handbags, etc. can also be matched with denim or other variants of blue like teal or turquoise. If you're really feeling brave, try matching coral with other shades of orange, pink, or red; such as peach, salmon, fuschia, etc. If you would like to see me write an article about any other trendy colors, e-mail me at or contact me on myspace.