Little Black Holiday Dresses

Dec 11, 2014

1. BB Dakota Nia Lace Dress (Available in Plus and Regular Sizes) 

What better time to embrace your inner Holly Golightly than the holidays?!
Little black dresses are perfect for every occasion but especially during the 
holidays when you can sparkle them up with all types of accessories.

My besfriend and I have started an Etsy shop where you can buy gorgeous
accessories for these little black dresses. Soon we will be introducing clothing
as well. Our motto is 'Attention To Details'. You can have the most basic
little black dress but at 89andLuxe we want you to fall in love with the 
delicate laces, beautiful prints, gorgeous ruffles and the intricate pleats.

Shop at 89andLuxe !

Happy Holidays !

A Little Inspiration . . .

Nov 10, 2014

Take chances everyday and live with no regrets.
A regret free life is a beautiful life.

#AlexanderWang x H&M

Oct 28, 2014

If you don't want to be run over on November 6th don't go near any H&M store
because it will be mayhem that day. Alexander Wang's long awaiting collaboration
with H&M is finally available then. If I'm lucky enough to find one of these pieces
on that day I may be one of those crazy shoppers running you over for these. Tell
me that quilted leather jacket is not EVERYTHING !

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Lunch Break Craving: Fringe Bags

Jul 31, 2014

I went by H&M the other day and gravitated towards these fringe bags. They can be the
perfect summer "it" bag. I think I may go back and get one but I'm stuck between what
color to get. The black is perfect for Fall transition but the light grey looked so nice in 
person this picture does it no justice because in person it was so cute. So yeah, that's
what I want for lunch along with a ham and cheese omelet with home-fries. Don't 
judge me I love breakfast during all times of the day.

Kiss of Peace #JewsandArabsRefusetoBeEnemies

Jul 24, 2014

I was just browsing through my usual gossip sites this morning and stumbled upon this eye 
catching image. I've been following all week the news about what is going on between Israel
and Palestine since I found out the extensive amount of civilian death toll. What is going on
is truly sad in my opinion but I'm not going to get into it so much because everyone is entitled
to have their own opinion about the situation. I just think this war should stop because it's
getting uglier and uglier each day and the people dying are the innocent ones. I really do not
know which side is right or wrong I just think they should come to peace and figure 
something out without loss of innocent lives.

I found this image really touching at because you don't have to be 
from the same religion or country to love each other. If you want to support the #JewsandArabsRefusetoBeEnemies social media campaign go to this facebook page where
you will see more images and stories about relationships between Jews and Arabs both 
platonic and about love.

Luxe for Less: Mix Match Lines

Jul 10, 2014

The fact that the ultra fabulous Olivia Palermo wears ASOS (tunafish wallet) paired with 
Celine (caviar wallet) makes me love her fashion style even more. If anyone can pull off
mixed prints like these its definitely her.

Check out her 30 Looks for 30 Days segment one her site: Olivia Palermo

Wedding Wednesday: Unexpected Style

Jul 9, 2014

She did it, she finally tied the knot to her long time gorgeous boyfriend Johannes Huebl. After reading Olivia Palermo's article and drooling over her editorial in Brides June/July 2014 magazine I was expecting more than a tulle skirt and sweater. But damn does she make that tulle skirt and sweater 
look amazing. And it doesn't hurt that it's designed by the talented Carolina Herrera either. 

Absolutely ADORED that her something blue were iconic Manolo Blahnik crystal buckle shoes 
Carrie Bradshaw wore in her civil ceremony with Mr. Big in Sex and the City the movie. 
How much more an official New York City girl can you be?

This was my favorite dress from the Brides editorial by Elie Saab which I thought she was going to
end up wearing because it was unique yet still classic. She did end up wearing her signature 
messy pony tail for a more relaxed look.

Here's another look from the Brides shoot that wasn't traditional for a bride but so 
perfect for a simple and chic bride.

Birkenstock's get Fancy !

Jul 8, 2014

They're back and fancier than ever. I remember my mom had a pair of these back in the day
and they were the most comfortable shoes ever. They may not be the best looking but if you're
into the utilitarian look and comfort these definitely work for you. Now, that these are finally
growing on me of course I like the floral printed Givenchy ones a.k.a the most expensive.

A Little Inspiration . . .

Jul 7, 2014

Ask yourself this everyday because if you're not working towards something
better you're not living life to its fullest potential.

image via my pinterest

Luxe for Less: Nautical Meets Grunge

Jun 5, 2014

Okay so I have a bit of a crush on Kylie Jenner basically I just want to raid her closet.
So, remember that show on MTV back when they showed other shows besides, "Sixteen
& Pregnant", "Room Raiders" I would so raid Kylie's room in a non-creeppy way of course.

I just love that she made such a simple dress more edgy with her accessories. I've had
these Deena & Ozzy Peep Toe Lace Up Boots in my Shopping List on Pinterest for a while
and now they're on sale for $29.99 and Kylie is just making me want to get them even more.
 Also, I think the reason I adore everything she wears maybe because of her hair color. 
Unfortunately, I have really sensitive hair and peroxide and my hair do not get along so
hair chalk it is. Have any of you tried hair chalk? How do you like it?

Original Sold Out Everywhere: Bec & Bridge Elements Sleeveless Dress

Wedding Wednesday: Feyoncé

May 14, 2014

I want this ! No, scratch that I need this !
How fierce and funny would it be to wear this with the whole
Beyonce/Solange/Jay-Z debacle going on. If you don't want a 
sweatshirt they have T-shirts as well.

A Little Inspiration . . .

May 12, 2014

You know how we all drag ourselves out of bed every Monday morning like "Ugh!".
Maybe if we didn't wake up like that and try to keep positive maybe the rest of the 
week will go by smoother. I know its hard but with a little effort we can think of 
whatever we are looking forward to this week and it may give us that extra push 
we need to keep a smile on our faces. 

Anyways, without getting too "philosophical" on you guys just try to be positive or
at least don't be such a debbie downer about everything and maybe just maybe
you'll attract more positive vibes.

3 Reasons Why Monday's Are Great !

May 5, 2014

Adele tweeted "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x". 

If that's not hint at her having a new album I don't know what is.
I mean the lady has self-titled both her last albums 19 and 21, if that's not 
a hint at her new album coming out this year than that tweet was just plain 
mean to those of us that have been listening to 21 for three years now non-stop.
This is perfect 2014 will have a new wedding album, because since 2011people
have been using Adele's 21 album as soundtracks to their weddings. 
Can she beat John Legend's "All of Me"?! Only time will tell !

Charles James: Beyond Fashion 
May 8 - August 10, 2014 @ The Met

The godfather of fashion as some would say, Charles James, look him up.
The exhibition will showcase 75 of his most notable designs and it will be the first
to be held at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

There is a religion called "Beyism".

Could we stop please ! I know shes fabulous but seriously people!
Anyways, SNL felt the same way this weekend and made this skit below.
Bad things will happen if you don't like Beyonce.
I love her, shes fabulous don't get me wrong but a religion really !
Not even Madonna got religion of her own.

Hope you all have a good week !

Fashion Scoop: Alexander Wang x H&M

Apr 14, 2014

I mean can we just digest this information for a second please !
I thought I was excited about Spring time in New York but its nothing compared to how 
excited I am for November 6, 2014.  I can't wait to see images of this collection. I hope
they create some real leather bags for this collection. And I hope they make enough of
this collection and not sell out in like 5 minutes, which probably will happen because
hello it's Alexander Wang !

Splurge or Save: Chanel Espadrilles

Apr 11, 2014

Splurge vs. Save:

I wish I could buy some Chanel Espadrilles and not have a guilty conscious, but unfortunately
that's not the case for me. And probably for a lot of you out there still with student loans and
credit card debt too. If you don't mind not having those coveted double C's on your feet then 
you can just google or go to and type "espadrilles flats" and viola! A whole
 bunch of options without having to worry about next months rent.

Lunch Break Craving: Jumpsuit Season

Mar 10, 2014

It's warming up out here in NYC, if you consider 50 degrees to be warm. For us it was like 
Summer  time last Saturday. I can't wait to buy a couple of things for Spring and Summer.
I am tired of these layers and would love to throw on a simple jumpsuit like the one above
with some sandals and call it a day. I'm going to LA next week for work and I am looking
forward to going outside and not have to be wearing a coat. I like you Winter but I think
its we took a much needed break.

And the Oscar goes to . . .

Mar 3, 2014

Loved watching the Oscar's last night because of the hilarious Ellen Degeneres and of course
the fashion. I think everyone was dressed amazing last night there was not one look I did 
not like but these are my favorite. 

Kate Hudson needs to tell us her secret like what type of water is she drinking because she's 
aging beautifully. Olivia Wilde looked tots-adorbs with her cute belly and even cuter fiance.
Lupita Nyong is a force to be reckoned with because she is both talented and her fashion 
sense is impeccable. Mrs. Timberlake a.k.a Jessica Biel brought sexy back in that stunning
Chanel number. I bet Justin Timberlake was drooling over his wife somewhere on tour.
Is any body watching The Fashion Police with the ruthless Joan Rivers tonight? 
because I am : )

Who were your favorites of the night?

NYFW: Anna Sui Fall 2014 Show

Feb 27, 2014

Better late than never. New York Fashion Week was a couple of weeks ago but I've been so 
busy with work and a little thing called "life" that blogging has taken the back burner. But slowly
and surely I will start to blog more once I settle into these new changes life has brought me.
So, here is an outfit I wore to watch the Anna Sui show (my first real fashion show I was able 
to attend as a non intern but as a "fashionista").
Boots: (Similar) Black Patent Combat Boots

Lunch Break Craving: Slip On Sneakers

Feb 13, 2014

I know I made it to work in this blizzard like weather here in NYC. Now I'm bored at work browsing
through the H&M website wanting to shop. As I sit here very nice and toasty I've decided slip on 
sneakers will be my Spring go-to shoes. Now I just hope it stops snowing long enough to wear one 
of these eventually.

Stay warm and safe !

Wedding Wednesday: Truly Zac Posen for David's Bridal

Feb 12, 2014

What bride would not love to have a designer dress and not have to spend the designer bucks?
Umm, this one here thank you very much. Zac Posen is a young talented women's wear designer
known for his beautiful constructed gowns resembling the likes of Dior and Balenciaga. The details
in his designs give a hint of vintage appeal but his colors and fabrics modernize them.

Zac Posen is not new to collaborations, he previous teamed up with Target for a ready-to-wear
collection. This collection for David's Bridal that launched this month features wedding gowns
ranging from $850 to $1,350. And social occasion dress for bridesmaids or prom ranging from
$195 to $225.

Above are a couple of my favorites. How gorgeous is that lavender one in the middle?!

source: glamour

Always Time for a Date Night

Feb 6, 2014

With Valentine's day quickly approaching I thought I'd post a "Date Night" outfit.
One of my favorite sites is ModCloth you can finds a complete outfit at a reasonable 
price here. Plus, their vintage inspired dresses are ADORABLE! Date nights I feel
give relationships a boost of confidence. If you're feeling down about yourself there 
is nothing better than quality time with the person that can always life your spirits.

Fashion Scoop: Peter Pilotto for Target

Feb 3, 2014

Target does it again !
I got my 3.1 Phillip Lim bag and now I need great Peter Pilotto printed piece. Which I will get
 my hands on come February 9, 2014. Just a little tip to you online shoppers like myself. For the
last designer collaboration with Target I went online at 12am thinking everything would be on sale
 but in reality nothing goes on sale until like 3am (12am pacific time) from my experience. So for 
those of you out there itching to get a piece from this collection set your alarms for 2am - 3am to
be safe. I'd much rather wake up and shop in the comfort of my own bed for an hour than go to 
a store hoping they have at least on piece of the collection in my size.

Can't wait to get a sweatshirt, and a skirt and maybe a bathing suit and some sneakers too !

Wedding Wednesday: You're engaged! Now what?

Jan 22, 2014

My first installment of Wedding Wednesday woop woop !
I don't think you guys know how excited I am to be able to finally write about wedding inspiration.
As exciting as wedding planning maybe if you're not organized and let planning take over your life it
becomes stressful. I've only been engaged a little over a month and I'm feeling the stress just thinking
about expenses and future plans. So, I just want to share my journey with you guys and if any of you
know of any cool helpful websites feel free to tell me, all the tips and inspirations are truly appreciated.

So, you've waited for this moment "The Ring", now what? Getting the ring was the easy part girl now
it's time to actually plan. But there's no need to freak out because engagements can be long and in the
course of a year or two you can definitely plan a gorgeous wedding without losing your mind. Listen to
me talking about this like I know, anyways after you tell all your loved ones the good news its
time you sit down with that lovely person that gave you that gorgeous sparkler and get to planning.

First, just agree on a wedding date range. You know like, are you more of a summer or winter
wedding girl? Picking a season is always good because you can start brainstorming possible decor.
Even getting down to the year is better because you have a specific time span. And if you can
agree on an actual date even better so start that countdown.

Next, budget. Don't freak out relax you have enough time to save no need to get hitched tomorrow.
Decide on a budget you're both comfortable with and then be sure to budget in a 10% to 20% overage
because usually lets be honest weddings go a little bit over and this way there will be no surprises.

And now, the fun part INSPIRATION ! I love me some Pinterest. Call me young, naive whatever you
want but I don't know what brides-to-be did before Pinterest. I know there're magazines and you can
tear out sheets which I have done so already. But having millions of images at your finger tips and just
having to 'click' and viola it's in your own wedding inspiration board is so easy. Don't get me wrong
magazines are great inspiration but don't sleep on those wedding sites and blogs there are so many
amazing ones. Just to name a few: Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink, Grey Likes Weddings,
Brooklyn Bride, and Enfianced.

Lastly, enjoy yourself and your significant other throughout the whole process because this is suppose
to be a fun time in your life. Ultimately something you will remember for the rest of your life and its
a blessing to have a beautiful wedding memory.

It's Drool-Worthy Gown Season !

Jan 20, 2014

As much as I love watching movies and listening to music I think I love watching stars walk the 
red carpet more than watching them receive awards. Looking at celebrities strut down the red carpet 
is probably as close as most of us will get to watching high fashion gowns in "real life". So yeah 
these are my favorites from last Saturday's SAG Awards. I usually post about the Golden Globes 
but I wasn't crazy about any of those gowns and you know what they say "If you have nothing 
nice to say then don't say anything at all".

How amazing does Isla Fisher look in that Oscar de la Renta gown?

source: fabsugar

Because It's Cold Outside: Winter Essentials

Jan 7, 2014

Okay its serious out there guys like my my tears and boogers froze type of cold. Today I have on 
two pairs of leggings under a pair of jeans, a tee with a flannel over it and two sweaters plus my 
coat and I was still cold ! Anyways, here are a couple of things I think we should all have for 
brutally cold days:
  •  A warm coat, duh
  • Some type of snow boots
  • Thick scarf and socks
  • Moisturizing lip balm
  • Extra strength face moisturizer
  • Hand cream because nobody likes flaky skin
Bundle up kiddies we're in for a COLD winter.

love that sugar lips treatment !
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