ATTENTION ALL FASHIONISTAS! As promised BLAQUE DIAMOND HAS RELEASED THE SPRING/SUMMER ’09 MUST HAVE. GET THOSE $$$$$$$$ RIGHT AND JUMP ON WHAT’S HAWT FOR SPRING/SUMMER.
1.Maxi & Mini Dresses are sexy, fun, and flirty. It fits every body type, looks great with any of the accessories below, and great for both the work and night life.
2.William Rast Ruffle Leather Jacket keeps you cool at night and stylish doing the day. Dress it with a cute pair of jeans or match it with a cute basic skirt. And as with any leather jacket you can wear it all year round.
3.Swim wear…Tankini, Bikinis, or one piece will do the trick for any and all beach and non-beach lovers alike. Find the right one for your body type and hit the beach and pool parties all summer long don’t forget your oversized sun hat from Y-3 or Diane von Furstenberg.
4.Vintage Holey Jeans. These jeans are too cute and have not gone out of style yet! But since the 80’s are making a come back the jeans are a must. If you don’t want to buy the jean from the local department store grab a razor make your own.
5.The White Tank…it’s cheap, sexy, and goes with everything!
SPRING/SUMMER '09 ACCESSORIES MUST HAVE
1.Bangles Bangles Bangles are a must have for an outfit. Plastic, wooden, or metal are the arm candy of the season. Grab some Indian inspired designs and stack them on in different colors. Remember there are no rules to wearing them and you can find them very cheap at any store.
2.Clutches….these sleek and sophisticated bags will take you from day to night life in no time. They scream summertime! Throw the ID, a few dollars, and your camera in the bag and hit the streets for a night on the town.
3.Sunglasses are the essential for every season to protect the eyes. There are many different styles you can wear and look fabulous doing so. The hawtest on the market today are the oversized aviator sunglasses, throw them on while throwing shade to the unfortunate person who just don’t get you or to hide those eye from partying all night.
4.Lipgloss will bring attention to any lips, making them soft and kissable. Make sure that it has a SPF to protect them from the sunrays.
5.Mani & Pedi…you ready to show off those nails make sure you get a manicure & pedicure. For the fingers a nude. Clear. French or American manicure looks nice but go dramatic for the night life of weekend getaways. Always keep it simple for the office. While the toes can range from any color…and remember its spring and summer time so make it bright. The brighter the better.
*DON'T FOR GET A NECKLACE OR TWO and a WIDE BELT. FOR THOSE WHO WEAR EARRINGS DIAMOND STUDS OR HOOPS WORK NICE and always pair the outfit with a nice watch*
SPRING/SUMMER '09 SHOE MUST HAVE
1.ALDO has a high top bootie type sandal, DISON, which is perfect for those in-between days. Leather upper with open toe, side cutouts and buckled ankle strap 2.5 inch towering heel and front platform.
2.Tory Burch Thora thong is a must have this season! Powdered suede upper, logo detailing, logo detailed footbed, and rubber outsoles will look great with that perfect summer dress or with any short/Capri/skinny jean you choose.
3.Nine west and all the other stores are still keeping the Gladiator a trend. High heel or flat, this trendy shoe goes great with a long floaty dress, short shorts, and skirts. Wear them well if you choose rock this look. Check out the many different styles that are available.
4.Wedges & Espadrilles will always be a staple in the closet and just like the Viktor & Rolf Flame wedges above they are indeed FIYAH! They are best in island inspired designs when rocking a cute pair of Capri’s and a tank, or throw on a skirt and blouse and rock a solid strappy wedge. They accentuate the legs, making them look longer, slimmer, and toned.
5.The all essential sandal flat, wedge, or stacked heel is great for work! Not to sporty or dressy but right between the day and night wear. Wear them well.
*Bonus Bonus Bonus*
Remember the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers?" Well with that being said don’t forget the RAIN BOOT!
Rain boots are now so cute you don’t want to be without a pair, you can choose many different patterns, colors, and styles to brighten up those ugly rainy days.
SPRING/SUMMER '09 FRAGRANCE MUST HAVE
1.Inspired by the Academy Award winner, Halle Berry, has released one of the season’s must haves HALLE. It is a woody oriental scent with the top notes being Sicilian bergamont, fig leaves, and pear blossoms layered over heart notes of freesia petals, hibiscus flower, and ultra mimosa.
2.The first ever fragrance from Viktor & Rolf, Flowerbomb, is both sweet and traditional with a floral scent. Patchouli-based scent contains notes of bergamont, cattleya orchid, jasmine, chinese osmanthus, freesia, and centifolia rose.
3.Very pretty by Michael Kors is a spin off of the infamous Michael Kors Sheer fragrance. The bottle is bejeweled with Swarovski crystals and packaged in a sparkle-kissed folding carton. Key notes dewy freesia, tamarind, Chinese osmanthus, incense, fresh tuberose, white wings peony, blue orris, arum lilies, cashmere woods, mush, vetiver Haiti, bergamon, sandlewood, and jasmine.
4.Clinique introduce Happy in 1997 and it has been a staple in the fragrance section of dresser, bathroom, or wherever you keep your perfume for that last 12 years. The key notes in this must have are ruby red grapefruit, boysenberry bush flower, and Hawaiian wedding flower.
5.If you loved Vera Wang’s Princess you will love the new Vera Wang's Rock Princess! With an eye catching bottle it inspires fun, fashion and MUSIC. Hit the streets with and edgy twist, attitude, and smell of white peach, bittersweet red raspberry, and bergamont, heliotrope, rose, jasmine, lily, cashmere wood, musk, iris, and coconut.
No picture needed for these 10 must haves, if you don't got em get em!
The Basic Black Dress
Classic White Shirt
Straight leg Jeans
Any Occasion Top-wear it to work or a night on the town
Sweatsuit Alternative….mean a fitted sweatsuit not one that looks like it belongs to the boyfriend or hubby
We all love name brands but we all can’t afford them so head over to your local neighborhood store, Target, Marshall, TJ Maxx, and the local outlet malls and buy at a discount. Just because we are in a recession doesn’t mean we have to look like it.
Oh and don't forget to grab the Veet and hit the underarms and Vajayjay!
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