Thursday, June 23, 2011

Calling All Brides! I Got Two Words For You............

Unveiled Philadelphia.

Starting in September Unveiled Philadelphia will be open for business. Owned and operated by Ms. Frannie Erace, Unveiled Philadelphia will feature some of the most beautiful couture gowns and accessories in all the land. Frannie has been in the wedding biz for 32 years. If you are from South Philly then you are familiar with her amazing work with weddings. It is only right that her next step into the wedding world would be with couture wedding gowns. Unveiled Philadelphia salon will be located in the Washington Square section of Philly. It will be by appointment only. The reason for the appointment you ask? Well, Ms. Frannie wants you to experience two hours of bridal couture uninterrupted. Ah, every girls dream! So brides-to-be, fiances-to-be, and desperate women, please make sure to check out or "like" Unveiled Philadelphia on Facebook! 

Just Peacocking

I really like this necklace. I bought it last year in Forever. I sadly have only worn it twice. It's a hard necklace to wear. I mean it is a damn peacock bib for crying out loud and any outfit you put with it has got to be plain and simple. So last Tuesday I decided all black and my peacock bib. Everyone loved the necklace at work. A few people even asked if I made it myself. I wish!

I'm holding the snaps where more straps go! They can actual go up to my knee. I'm soooo Russell Crowe!

Rundown of the Outfit

Large Rimmed Sunglasses Carrera $130.00

Black Sport Bra Forever 21 $3.80

Sheer Black Tank H&M $5.95

Leggings Joyce Leslie $7.00

Peacock Necklace Forever 21 $9.90

Gladiator Sandals Steve Madden $25.00

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When A Swed and I-Tal Get Together

What happens when a Swedish retail chain and an sexy Italian designer come together? Pure Bliss, duh. The House of Versace will be designing a collection for H&M. We all know Versace is known for their sexy, seductive dresses. Um, hello! J.Lo's green Grammy dress? Versace. So there is no surprise that all the dresses for H&M's collection will consist of micro minis, fitted materials, and loud prints. Would you ask anything less from Ms. Dontella. I don't think so. The collection will hit stores in November.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lioness Lesson #5 Follow Your Dreams!

So I have been waiting to announce this for about a month, but after much thought and sleepless nights (just kidding) I have decided to leave my current job at the University of Pennsylvania. I have had the best two years at Penn and I am so grateful for all the amazing friendships I have made. I have realized in the past two years that I need to be in fashion. I took the job at Penn because ....well, I was jaded with the fashion industry and I just wanted a steady, non stressful job. I got that at Penn. Now, after two years I'm aching to get back into the fashion industry. I have taken a new job with a corporate fashion company and I am extremely excited to move forward in my career! I have come to terms that fashion is who I am. Fashion is why I wake up in the morning. It's my life. I guess you can say that this blog gave me the push to go pursue my dreams. Everyone has been so nice, excited, and just plain inspiring to me with my blog. People that I didn't even expect to read my blog do (all you manly men) and it makes me so happy from the inside out! So please continue to support me and my little blog and I promise to keep you fresh and stylish for years to come.

With all my heart,

Your Head Lioness, Marisa xoxo

Shoe Porn: Got My Vans On But They Look Like Hermes?

Shoe Porn doesn't have to be all about women shoes. These sexy little nuggets are all man. Silk Hermes Vans. It's the best of both worlds with these two designers. Both are staying true to their unique styles  and well, if I saw a guy walking down the street in one of these styles I would swoon. And of course, get that sexy tingle down below. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

You Know What It Is: Pink and Orange......

 Pink and Orange are dominating the summer trend colors

It is only matter of time before my girlfriends start asking: 

"How do I wear them together?" 

"Do they really match?" 

"What kind of shoes do I wear with Pink and Orange?"

Fear not my lionesses I decided to give you a little example on how to execute the look and on a budget. I mentioned to one of my besties that I absolutely loved the show the "Look For Less". I do the "Look for Less" game  in my head every time I go shopping. I believe I'm an expert at this game. So here's a picture of Stephanie Pratt from the Hills at the Annual Summer Soiree of Simon G. Jewelry. She is executing the perfectly. Now, I don't know exactly what designer she is wearing, but most definitely it is not Target or Forever. Here's a way to make the best of the pink and orange look without going bankrupted!

Unisex Fine Jersey Tank- American Apparel $17.00

Bodycon Skirt w/ Piping detail- Forever 21 $22.80

Alfiena Strappy Sandal- Urban OG $24.90

Varon Golden Brown Patchwork bag- Etsy $15.00

In the words of my dear friend, Elena: "See how easy that was?!"



Friday, June 10, 2011

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough: Part II

So the people closest to me know why I had to take some Valium on Tuesday and we will leave it at that. Anywho, I was with my shopaholic mother on that day. We had a lovely little lunch at Joe's Pizza in Center City. (BTW if you want authentic Italian pizza that's the place to go!) The owners remembered me from my days at the Art Institute which I thought was nice. It was my mother's idea to head over to Deptford Mall to check out the new Forever 21. Just a quick visit she said. Now see my mother is my shopping pusher and my grandparents are my drug pushers. My shopping pusher knows Forever 21 is my biggest weakness. Forever 21 is my heroin. She knows that I get the greatest high in there. Well of course I said yes to going over to Jersey for a quick second.

Two Hours Later: 

Multi Necklace $9.80

Black/Gold Necklace $14.80

Rust Shirt Dress $ 19.80

Logo Madonna Top $ 15.80

Knit Cloud Top $13.80

Cream Woven Top $27.80

Mustard Shirt Dress $22.80

Black Bandage Dress $27.80

Tribal Dress $24.90

Collar Necklace $8.80

Tribal Necklace $5.80

Gold Multi Hoops $3.80

Knuckle Ring $5.80

Triangle Ring $5.80

Studded Sandals $18.80

Woven Belt $7.80
Sport Bras: Lime, Pink, Navy $3.80 each

I was on amazing high. I wasn't even looking at prices even though that doesn't matter in Forever. My mother was getting a kick out of me tweaking out. I was so happy and sweaty and jumping from section to section. I know I was high because I bought that Bandage dress that I would have never even tried on. (I have an issue with tight clothing) I could not stop shopping. My mother had to intervene towards the end because I couldn't hold all the things in my hands. The funniest part was at the cash register. I was getting rung up, but I was still trying things on. It was a great day. I woke up the next day and was so happy with my purchases. I should shop high more often. I wore the Rust colored shirt dress and multi colored necklace on Wednesday. They were such a hit! People told me I looked like a Greek Goddess. Score!

*side note: The Knuckle ring above is on Nasty Gal's website: Uh it is $18.00. Same ring Forever 21 $5.80!