Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Look For Less: Floral Necklace

I have a confession to make--Its not my usual style to talk about myself but its so relevant so I must-- I borrowed my roommate's necklace to wear to a party last fall because it just complimented my outfit so well (above) and someone asked me if it was a Kenneth Jay Lane piece. Because my roommate has some fly stuff, i automatically assumed it was an I answered "Yes". When I got home and told her about all the compliments I got on her KJL necklace she busted out laughing. That's when she let me know the necklace was from Forever 21! I was shocked.

The moral of the story you ask? Well I'm not exactly sure but lets just say the Kenneth Jay Lane/Forever 21 caper has struck again! I was perusing one of my favorite sites and saw their feature on florals and saw an amazing floral KJL necklace and it looked so familiar to me. That's when I realized I saw a look-a-like at Forever 21 in Pentagon City!
This Kenneth Jay Lane necklace is the perfect feminine piece for the season. its gold plated double chain link accented with enamal flowers also has gem detailing. The piece retails for $230.00

For our our fashionistas on a budget, head to Forever 21 at Pentagon City and pick up this piece. Its made of high polished metal and also has enamel flowers. It also has pearl detailing and retails for $6.80.
Achieve the look for less (but make sure you tell your girlfriends the piece is Forever 21)!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Trendspotting: LUMBERJACKS

Love the new Lumberjack look I’m seeing on guys these days. There is something ruggedly handsome about a guy who looks like he can chop some wood.

Bow Wow rocked the look at an album signing in New York City on Tuesday (below).
Hollywood youngster Evan Ross also sported the look at Queen Latifah's B-Day party this week (below).

On a hunt for the perfect Lumberjack look, we found this BDG Rogue Duofold Workshirt at Urban Outfitters in Georgetown where it retails for $48.00

It looks like this is a favorite look for Bow Wow who wore a Lumberjack inspired jacket to a party at the Park at Fourteenth in January for an Inauguration Party

The jacket, which he picked up at DC retailer MAJOR that weekend retails for $200.00 and is by Penfield. Pick up your own at Major at 1426 WISCONSIN AVE. NW

The Penfield Rockford Jacket has plaid on the shoulders and has an 80/20 goosed down insulation, as well as waterproof, and windproof construction. This affordable piece has turned out to be a favorite of many ruggedly handsome guys. Check out Fabolous (below) in his and Juelz Santana wearing his in a music video shoot (below).