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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – The Boyfriend Guide

by Profashionelle on February 9, 2009 · 0 comments

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart.
I carry it in my heart.

E. E. Cummings

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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What to Wear on Valentine’s Day – Romantic and Sexy

by Profashionelle on February 4, 2009 · 0 comments

When going out on Valentine’s Day, choosing the right outfit can be tough. I feel your pain, girls. That’s why I’ve come up with this guide on what to wear on this special occasion. This time I’ll show you how you can dress up romantic AND sexy. Enjoy!

This must be the cutest Valentine’s Day dress EVER! I am so in love with it. It’s a really sweet LBD from the front with the boatneck, belt and satin bands on the hemline, but it’s a killer piece from the back with the sexy cut-out heart shape. It’s romantic and sexy, perfect for a date on Valentine’s Day.

Italian Linen Open Heart Back Zip Dress in Black

Italian Linen Open Heart Back Zip Dress
($139, bebe.com)

Accessorize!

To complete your Valentine’s Day outfit, add a sexy high heel and a super cute crystal headband. Top it off with a matching clutch and you’re ready to go!

Arlene Curvy Ankle Strap Sandal, Forever 21 silver clutch, Heart headband

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Love at First Sight – Givenchy Pink Cut-out Shoe Boots

by Profashionelle on February 2, 2009 · 1 comment

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I’ve been wanting these gorgeous pink Givenchy shoes since I first saw them featured on NET-A-PORTER‘s magazine several months ago. Finally, they arrived and are up for sale now. The cut-outs remind me of butterfly wings and everyone knows I’m a sucker for pink shoes. Love at first sight!

Givenchy Pink Cut-out Shoe Boots

Givenchy Cut-out shoe boots
($785, NET-A-PORTER)

These stand out shoes will look gorgeous with a black LBD or a nice tailored suit, but if you want to wear them with anything other than black or white, why not go for something blue? As you can see below both colors compliment each other and look divine together.

Other colors you can wear with these shoes which would look lovely together are purple and yellow. Colors to avoid mixing with pink are red and orange. Also, don’t go head-to-toe pink, this would make every woman look girlish and Barbie obsessed.

Look of the Day – Pink and Blue

Helmut Lang blazer, Alexander McQueen clutch, Philoshophy Di Alberta Ferretti dress, Kenneth Jay Lane cuff, Givenchy shoes

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Request: Carrie Underwood’s Red Naeem Khan Dress 4 Less

by Profashionelle on January 28, 2009 · 1 comment

When I was looking through the site’s traffic stats today, I found a lot of people were coming from a Yahoo Answers thread where a girl was looking for a specific celebrity inspired prom dress:

I am looking for a look-alike dress like Carrie Underwood [wore at the Movies Rock 2007 event].

It is red, with gold embellishment. If anyone can find a dress like this I will be forever grateful!!

Thanks.

I did a quick search and came up with a few good alternatives. Hope you like it!

Carrie Underwood in Naeem Khan Resort 2008 – Movies Rock 2007

Carrie Underwood in a red Naeem Khan Resort 2008 plunge neck gown at Movies Rock 2007

First off, I can see why you love the dress so much. That red grecian inspired gown is probably the best dress Carrie Underwood has ever been wearing.

But it wasn’t all about the dress. Carrie was overall looking fantastic and accessorized well with a gold clutch, matching chandelier earrings and a gold bangle.

A Dress 4 Less – Carrie Underwood Style

I didn’t know how big or small your budget is, so I tried to find the best of the best in the $200-$400 range which I hope is affordable for you. I couldn’t find a replica of Carrie’s dress, but I stumbled upon some beautiful alternatives which I hope will please you as much as they pleased me.

Red floor-length prom dresses in the style of Carrie Underwood at Movies Rock (Naeem Khan)

Dress #1 is my absolute favorite and probably the closest match to Carrie’s dress you’ll find. I adore the gold details on the shoulder and the floaty nature of the dress. The bodice isn’t as loose fitting as on Carrie’s version and the plunge neckline isn’t as deep, but I think this might be working for you since you’re still going to High School.

If you’re all about the embellished waist on Carrie’s dress, you could try to find a wide gold belt to go with the dress, but I feel it could also do without and make you still look equally spectacular.

Dress #2 and #3 come close and are beautiful alternatives if you don’t mind that the embellishments are silver.

Dress #4 and #5 are a bit on the Bollywood side, but if accessorized well they can look fantastic on you.

Go Shopping:

  1. Celebrity Inspired Red Gown by Faviana ($238)
  2. Stretch Jersey Red Prom Dress by Faviana ($278)
  3. Rhinestone Red Jersey Prom Dress by Faviana ($358)
  4. Red Pleated Prom Dress from Night Moves by Allure ($378)
  5. Classic Red Prom Gown by Faviana ($278)

If you aren’t happy about any of the dresses, check out the eDressMe’s red prom dresses. They have a huge selection of amazing dresses. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a completely different dress you like.

Accessories

After you’ve settled for the dress, choose jewelry that emphasizes your dress. Don’t overdo it and make sure nothing about your getup will upstage the person wearing it.

Gold Accessories - Bangles, Cocktail Rings, Chandelier Earrings - Forever 21

I went for gold accessories, but if you decide on a dress with silver embellishments (e.g. #2 to #5), of course you’ll have to choose matching silver jewelry.

If you feel bold enough for some edge, add the turquoise cocktail ring (#5) to your prom attire. It’s not an obvious color combination, but I guarantee you, it will make you stand out.

You really want to get your earrings noticed, so I suggest you wear an elegant loose updo like Carrie (if your hair is long enough). An updo is the perfect hairstyle for a floor-length gown as it instantly adds elegance and grace to your whole look.

No necklace! This is super important in order to pull off a plunge neckline. A necklace would be totally out of place here. So remember to keep your neckline bare.

Go Shopping:

  1. Mirrored Panels Bangle ($6.80)
  2. Antique Chic Bracelet Set ($4.80)
  3. Joli Textured Bracelet ($4.80)
  4. Jeweled Petal Ring ($6.80)
  5. Antique Stone Ring ($4.80)
  6. Dangling Leaf Earrings ($4.80)
  7. Native Feather Earrings ($4.80)

Shoes

Going to a prom usually includes a lot of dancing, so you better skip the idea of wearing high heels unless you want to enjoy your evening seated while constantly complaining about how much your feet hurt in those darn shoes.

Instead, go for something mid-heeled, something strappy and embellished like the sandals below. And don’t forget to stock up on foot petals, they’ll be your lifesaver that evening.

Gold Strappy Mid-Heel Sandals - Touch Ups Anneka, Coloriffics Capri, Coloriffics Monterrey

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  1. Coloriffics “Capri” Sandals ($74)
  2. Coloriffics “Monterrey” Sandals ($68)
  3. Touch Ups “Anneka” Sandals ($60)

Clutch

A simple gold clutch will perfectly top off this prom look. This one below is pretty similar to the one Carrie was wearing (see here).

Urban Expressions Hayden Gold Clutch

Urban Expressions Hayden Clutch
($39, Baghaus.com)

Hooray, you’re done! I bet you’ll be as fabulous as Carrie in your prom dress. Wish you a great prom night!

Style Questions?

If you have a style question of your own or need advice on something fashion related, feel free to drop me a line (my email: profashionelle[at]gmail.com). Looking forward hearing from you!

XOXO,
Irina

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Look of the Day – Keep Warm in the Cold

by Profashionelle on January 19, 2009 · 0 comments

Another “Look of the Day“. This one’s rather a business look you could wear to work, a meeting or a formal lunch. The trench, cardigan, pants and boots should keep you warm in the cold while the scarf, bag and watch will add to your chic factor.

The colors are soft and neutral and integrate well into work environment. The accessories upgrade your whole look making everyone think you’re the chicest girl in the office. Feel free to ask for a pay raise. Your boss will hardly say no with you being so fabulous in your outfit. Go for it, girl!

Burberry, See by Chloé, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Emilio Pucci, Miu Miu, Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Business Chic – The Budget Edition

Since the world is in a recession and money is tight for everyone, I thought I would introduce a new feature here and add a budget-friendly alternative to every “Look of the Day“.

Old Navy trenchcoat, GoJane suede boots, GAP grey cardigan, Arden B. beige pants, Forever21 satin scarf, Roccobarocco bowler bag, Just Cavalli watch

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