Haute Look - William Rast Sale!!!  

Haute Look is having a sale on William Rast for girls AND guys, and they are up to 50 - 62% off of the retail price!

For those of you who don't already know, William Rast is the brainchild of multi-platinum recording artist, Justin Timberlake and his BFF, Trace Ayala. Willima Rast first hit retail floors of North America in November 2005. Today the line has expanded to include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Fred Segal, Lisa Kline, Blue Genes, Harvey Nichols, and major boutiques around the globe.

There are a nice variety of washes and skinny, straight leg, bootcut, flare, and trouser styles (the trousers basically look like their bootcuts). My favorite are the skinnies...they have a SUPER sexy fit!

Here are a few pairs that caught my eye:

$79.00 $189.00 58% Off

$89.00 $209.00 57% Off

$89.00 $189.00 53% Off

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Red Carpet: 2009 AMAs  

The American Music Awards took place this past Sunday November 22nd, and the stars did not disappoint! Here we go...:

The Good

Great choice for Rihanna! This gown is a definite stand-out and provides great buzz for her new album, Rated R, which was released yesterday.

Another consistent red carpet do-gooder is Jennifer Lopez. She never has to go overboard with a "Heeyyy, look at me!" gown,  but ALWAYS looks fab. BOTH of her looks were FAB...especially the white Gucci gown.

This was a really nice as well as unexpected look for Alicia Keys. She's showing a little more skin than usual, and she's looking great while doing so!

I think that Sofia Vergara'sbody does more for the gown than the gown does for her body, but life is unfair like that sometimes

Carrie Underwood looked great from head-to-toe. I'm really loving the color of that gown!

The Bad

For her man A-Rod to just have won the World Series, I would've expected Kate Hudson to look on top of the world. Here, she just looks a little frump-a-dump-dump.

The color, the fit, the style of Nicole Kidman's dress is just ugh. What a waste of such a tall, elegant, and beautiful frame.

I think that Demi Lovato missed the mark here. The color of this dress does nothing for her complexion and hair color, and those nude shoes make me think that she's going to bust out into a broadway dance performance.

Frump-a-dump-dump #2 - Kelly Clarkson. I love her, but the fit of this gown is a big disappointment.

The Ugly

Leono Lewis is a gorgeous woman, but the symmetry of this dress (particularly the pointed bodice) and those clogs look kinda scary.

The Miscellaneous

I can't decide how I feel about Shakira's dress. I mean, its cute, but kinda lacks that umph and it looks a little too tight in the bust...in this photo anyway.

If Selena Gomez had chosen different shoes, she definitely would've made it to The Good list.

Source: People

Red Carpet: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala  

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala took place at Skylight Studios Monday night. There were many more industry people than celebrities at this event, and unfortunately for us, non-celebs don't tend to push the fashion envelope as much as celebs. Therefore, weighing in wasn't as fun, but of course you know I did it anyway!

The Good

Lisa Airan with one of my favorite designers Zac Posen. I'd love to see a still shot of this dress because in motion it looks AMAZING!

Diane Von Furstenberg looked classy and chic as usual.

Karen Elsen pictured with the sister duo design team of Rodarte. I can do without the embellishment down the sleeves, but the dress itself is definitely striking.

Aminata Niaria looks great in this dress! This was a great choice. I believe this dress would only look this good on a tall thinner woman. The areas where the material is heaviest could unflatter a curvier woman.

Vanessa Traina's (r) dress is untraditional, but a very interesting pick!

The Bad

Nicole Kidman with keynote speaker, Alber Elbaz. I dont' feel that Nicole's dress is just okay, and in my opinion isn't doing anything for her, but Alber's outfit seems to be channeling its inner Penguin suit worn by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns.

Tory Burch (r) is known for designing flattering silhouettes to a large range of body types, but I'm not feeling this one... The blazer/skirt combo looks very thrown together.

I like Lauren Santo Domingo's dress...but NOT the A-line fit of it. It would be much more cute and sassy if it was fitted throughout the body.

The Ugly

It looks like mold is growing on Mark Ronson's suit...HATED it!

The Miscellaneous

Ms. Anna Wintour

Um, skip the clothes - this group is just plain ol' scary!

Source: WWD. For additional images, click here.

Take the Plunge???  

Blake Lively has been raising a lot of eyebrows lately with her deep plunging necklines and Sunday night was no exception. At the New York premiere of  "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," she wore this white Marchesa blazer and black mini-short sans blouse or bra. Personally, I never show my boobies if I'm showing a lot of leg and vice versa, but what do you think? Is this look too risque? Should your decision to take the plunge depend on the size of your boobs? Should you apply real life wardrobe rules to the red carpet or should anything go???

Gilt Groupe: AG Jeans Sale  

Gilt Groupe is having a sale on AG Jeans (Adriano Goldschmied). There are a lot of styles, including several skirts, tops, and cropped jeans. Jeans are priced at $58 - $88 from the mid-to-upper $100 range.

There is a HUGE selection and at these prices, I strongly recommend checking it out!

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Gilt Groupe: Rock & Republic  

Gilt Groupe is having a sale on Rock & Republic denim and they are selling out quickly! Most of the selection consists of dark wash bootcut styles, but there are many to choose from. The prices range from $118 - 128 marked down from regular retail prices of $195 - 275.

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Groupon Denim Deal: Chicago  

If you haven't yet heard of Groupon, you are missing out on HUGE savings!!! Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in a variety of cities across the United States. How it works is that they offer a great deal on some sort of offering in your city for a limited time. Interested people sign up and commit to paying for the deal, and if enough people show interest (I've never seen this not happen), you are charged and emailed your Groupon. I've seen excellent deals on everything from restaurants, clothing, the theater, dental work, spa treatments, exercise classes, to skydiving!

Today’s Chicago Groupon? For $50, you’ll get $115 worth of designer denim at The Denim Lounge, a one-stop casual shop for women, men, and children-shaped men and women! This Groupon is good at the Oak Street or West Roscoe locations.

Brands they carry include AG, Paige Premium Denim, William Rast, and Rich & Skinny.

Denim Lounge Locations:

43 E. Oak St
Chicago IL 60611


2004 W. Roscoe
Chicago IL 60618

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Rue La La: The Gift that Keeps on Giving  

Give the gift of Rue La La to your friends and a little cash on the side! From now until December 24th, any friend you invite who joins will receive a $10 credit...and if they make a purchase, you will too!

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Red Carpet: 2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards  

On Monday evening, Glamour hosted its 2009 Women of the Year Awards. So you know what that means...

Here is my take on the fashion:

The Good

Ms. Rihanna killed it in this Stephane Rolland gown.

Serena Williams looked vibrant and beautiful in this red Pamella Roland gown.

Katharine McPhee caused quite a stir with the blonde hairstyle, but this great BODYAMR gown stole my attention.

The Bad

I LOVE Stella McCartney, but this look leaves much to be desired. Besides, even she confessed to a fashion faux-pas saying her dress was a little too short.

Same for Kerry Washington. Love her bunches, but this Fendi dress isn't doing much for her.

I think it may be a combination of the color of this gown with her hair and complexion, but this Stella McCartney only served to age and wash out Amy Poehler.

Why are the people I love doing this to me??? Zoe Kravitz underwhelmed me as well.

The Ugly

Marisa Mayer, VP of Search and Experience at Google is a brilliant woman, but this Oscar de la Renta color and texture medley was NOT a brilliant wardrobe decision.

The Miscellaneous

So, I'm not eating up this look from Jason Wu, but Iman always looks stunning. Life can be so unfair sometimes.

Rue La La: James Jeans Sale  

Rue La La is having a sale on James Jeans that runs until Monday at 10AM CST.

The good news? There are 30 styles to choose from that are all priced at $69 from  a regular retail price of $158 - $185!

The bad news? For the most part, most of them look like the same 3 styles. However, for $69, I'd check this sale out. There are some good basics to be found here.

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Gilt Groupe: PRPS Sale!!!  

Ok, so I'm going to make this short because you need to get to this sale quick! Gilt Groupe is having a sale on PRPS denim, one of the hottest denim brands out right now. There are some cute edgy styles and they are going fast so if you like trendy pieces get there ASAP! They are priced at $128 - 138, but don't let the "higher" sale price discourage you, the retail price for these ranges from $350- 437!

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Beyond the Rack: City of Others Sale  

I'm not personally familiar with the denim brand City of Others, but the fit and styles are designed by the designers of Hudson denim which I AM familiar with and love. This means, this is a great jean...especially for a taller thin body type!

The price point of these are already great at $102, but Beyond the Rack has them marked down to $29!

Bootcut Jeans in Clarion Wash

There are 11 different styles of skinny, bootcut, flare, and wide leg jeans so you really don't have anything to lose by trying these out!

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Ideeli Premium Denim Sale!  

Today at 11am CST, Ideeli is opening up its premium denim sale. Of the 62 items priced from $39 - 99, brands include 7 for All Mankind, Hudson, Earl Jeans, Taverniti, Earnest Sewn, and Antik Denim. This is one worth checking out.

Here are a few  of pairs that caught my eye:

$89 orig price $198.00
This is just a great jean for going out whether its girl's night or date night. The shine gives the look of leather, but at a much lower cost and they also provide the versatility of wearing them every season.

$89 orig price $198.00
This is a great pair of trouser jeans that are great for the office. Just throw on a blouse and/or blazer and you have a chic look for casual Friday.

$79 orig price $176.00
I love jeans with thin vertical stripes. They lengthen the leg and are great for petite girls such as myself.

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