Chic Threads

Tribal Trend

Posted in Top Five, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on July 12, 2010

House of Harlow 1960 Tribal Ring, $95

House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Pendant, $80

Zuba Africa Tote Bag, $38

Forever 21 Pattern Woven Romper, $20

Motif 56 Tribal Woven Belt, $99

House of Harlow 1960 Circle Pendant, $145

Paige Premium Denim Cargo Pants, $169

Forever 21 Ethnic Woven Skirt, $15

Urban Outfitters Tribal Bead Necklace, $28

Forever 21 Red Ikat Print Skirt, $13

Forever 21 Black and White Linen Skirt, $18

Obey Desert Night Tube Top, $25

J Brand Army Green Cargo Pants, $231


Trend Report: Brights

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on May 7, 2010

A great trend this season is neon. My favorite, Marc Jacobs, has a huge selection of neon accessories this season. Rebecca Minkoff also has a “neon lights” collection. I am currently sporting the RM neon green/yellow wallet. However, don’t overload. Only one neon accessory per outfit.

CC Skye Neon Yellow Glow Cuff Bracelet, $84

Splendid Neon Vintage Tank Top, $44

Rebecca Minkoff Neon Lights Wallet, $130

Marc by Marc Jacobs Shoe Lace Headband, $28

Rebecca Minkoff Stripe Tote, $103

CC Skye Neon Silver Screw Bracelet, $105

Forever 21 Tye-Dye T-Shirt, $14

Marc By Marc Jacobs Heart Print Nylon Tote, $168

Victorias Secret Lace Thong, $12

Deborah Marquit Florescent Lace Bra, $185

Dolce Vita Sandals, $38

Runways Brights:

Jimmy Choo Suede Sandals, $2495

Proenza Schouler Tie-Dye Dress, $2760

Jimmy Choo Camila Braided Sandals, $1395

Rock the Boat: Nautical Inspired Fashion

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on May 4, 2010

Be sure to rock the boat this summer with nautical inspired fashion.

Retro Sun Vintage Cazal Sunglasses, $265

Magid Stripe Red Wicker Clutch, $56

Lanvin Rope Belt, $330

Sammy Handmade in Ethiopia Red, White, and Blue Scarf, $85

St. James Sailor Shirt, $135

Forever 21 Linen Shorts, $20

Sperry Top-Sider Raspberry Tie-Dye Boat Shoes, $55

Odette Starfish Necklace, $105

Tory Burch Yellow Canvas Wicker Bag, $195

Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Basketweave Handbag, $615

Michael Kors Espadrille Wedges, $195

Trend Report: Summer Essentials

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on May 2, 2010

With summer rapidly approaching, don’t forget the latest summer essentials.

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan $30

Cynthia Vincent Harper Gladiator Wedge Sandals, $173

Alex and Ani Bead Endless Hoop Earrings, $58

Zimmerman Frills Chelsea Bandeau Bikini, $220

Ray Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses, $139

Aeropostale Fedora Hat, $9.99

Arden B Romper, $49

Forever Fabulous

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 22, 2009

Forever 21 has always been my go to store for inexpensive accessories and basics. But this season Forever 21 has turned it up a notch. I am finding countless pieces under $50.00 that look like they are from Urban Outfitters, Intermix, or LF. I have already snagged a few of these items and will be back there for more. Here are my favorite Forever picks. =)

Brown Looped Closure Cord Bracelet

Black Studded Fringe Shoulder Bag

Brown Beaded Tribal Necklace

Black Double Wrap Studded Skinny Belt

Brown Grid Cut Out Purse

Floral Hinge Bracelet

Brown Studded Cuff

Hooded Scarf

Black Lace Leggings

Black Faux Leather Mini

Black Greta Wedge Boot

Navy Mineral Wash Vest

Houndstooth Extended Shorts

Tan Bree Peep Toe Bootie

Red Trapeze Strip Top

Black Ruffled Hem Skirt

Grey Vixen Studded Boot

Holiday Wish List

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 7, 2009

With the holidays approaching, I of course put together my holiday wish list. Hence the word wish because I probably won’t be getting much on this list with all the shopping I have been doing lately. Here are some great finds that I have been eying over the last few weeks. My biggest obsession and most unattainable item is the Louis Vuitton Neo Cabby in black denim- a girl can dream, right?

Free People, Black Combat Brit Boot, $248

Pour La Victorie, Navy Addie Crisscross Platforms, ON SALE $132.50

Urban Outfitters, Yellow Leather Embroidered Gloves, $34

OPI, Merry Midnight Nail Polish, $6-$8

Alex & Ani, Expandable Wire Bangle With Feather, $48

Anthropologie, Heirloom  Jewelry Chest, $158

Free People, Wesley Studded Clasped Ankle Boots, $144

Charlotte Ronson, Agna Lace Up Booties With Sweater Trim, $264

TopShop, Black Leather Studded Clutch, Approx $50

Louis Vuitton, Black Denim Neo Cabby bag, $1500

XO Stacey

Winter Essentials

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 7, 2009

Winter is finally here! This weekend in New York we got our first sight of snow! Although I love the snow, it got me thinking about all the new pieces I will need in order to remain stylish in the frigid winter weather. Part of the commute to my internship at Pier 59 Studios includes a 15 minute walk from the subway station. I will need to stay bundled but do my very best at looking cute for work! Here are some items I have picked as key winter essentials.

Every NYC girl needs a pair of Women’s Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots. The ones I have selected are in a great color red, Merlot. I have these rain boots in a very nice light blue. Hunter also makes a great Fleece Welly Sock which can be inserted into the boot for comfort and warmth. The boots retail for approximately $115, the sock insert costs $30. These boots are definitely a season must have!

When it is really ice cold out, wear a pair of genuine leather gloves. They are so warm and stylish. This season, there are tons of leather gloves to choose from. The ones I have selected above are 3.1 Phillip Lim black studded leather gloves. They are a bit expensive but definitely a great investment! For an inexpensive alternative, check out the Portolano leather gloves I myself purchased for this season months ago. I have been dying to wear them already!

Invest in a sturdy leather bag this season. Marc Jacobs, my personal favorite, makes amazing black leather bags that are perfect for the winter. This Marc Jacobs Cecilia bag can dress up any casual outfit.

A wool dress is the perfect option for looking great and staying warm. This stripe dress from TopShop would look great with a pair of funky opaque tights. It is affordable, looks cozy, and is adorable.

Be sure to wear fur or faux fur in this winter weather. I have chosen a Karl Donoghue fur gilet.¬† Obviously, this is an expensive piece but don’t be afraid to wear faux fur this season.

Two main winter essentials are scarves and hats. I prefer knitted wool for both of these accessories. The more over-sized the scarf, the better. The scarf and hat I selected above are by Wool and the Gang.  They are expensive pieces but a great look. I am going to learn how to knit just so I can make the scarf!

Hope you enjoyed, XO

Trend Time: Sequins All Over

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on November 10, 2009

This season it is all about sequin clothing! This year don’t save your sequin dress for New Years Eve! Sequins are wearable for day or night and can dress up any outfit. Pair a sequin top with some ripped jeans and booties for a fun night out. For a dressier look, invest in a sequin cocktail length dress. Here are some fun sequin finds.


Alexander Wang Blue Sequin Drape Skirt

Oscar De La Renta Silver Sequin Sprayed Dress

TopShop Color Block Stripe Skirt

Charlotte Russe Black Sequin Skirt

Paul & Joe Wiviani Gold Sequined Mini Dress

Arden B Sequin Animal Pattern Tunic

3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Sequin T-Shirt Dress

Top Pick: One Shoulder Dress

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on November 9, 2009

One Shoulder DressShow some skin with a sexy one shoulder dress. They are perfect for a fall night out on the town. Wear a loud print like this Ashish lime green leopard dress. This style is seen on runways, celebrities, and why not on you?

French Connection Blue Spot the Dot Dress

Ashish Lime Green Sequin Dress

Pink Top Shop One Shoulder Dress

Yeojin Bae Black Ella Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg Black Beaded One Shoulder Dress


Chain Reaction

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on October 27, 2009

This season chains are everywhere. Layer chain necklaces or bracelets with any outfit. I always prefer gold but buy two tone chain jewelry as well. Chains come in all shapes and styles and be sure to mix and match. (Top 5 simply wasn’t enough, here is top 11 picks)

Chain JewelryLeft to Right:

Citrine By The Stones Chain Wire Ring

Dirty Librarian Chains Trilogy Ring Set

Giles & Brother Multi Chain Bracelet

Leila Thin Chain Bangles

CC SKYE Dynasty Chain Cuff Bracelet

Sogoli Multi Style Gold Chain Necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane Chunky Chain Bracelet

Giles & Brother Multi Chain Bracelet (Alternate View)

Rachel Leigh Interlocking Chain Ring

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Link Bracelet

Philippe Audibert Gold Plated Chain Link Bracelet

For an investment chain piece visit David Yurman. Jewelry Designer David Yurman is known for his twisted rope and chain designs. Below is my personal favorite and a piece from my very own collection.

David Yurman Extra Large Oval Link Bracelet