I saw Katy Herron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.
-The epic Mean Girls
Army pants are back with a vengeance, people. From the festival scene to the big screen (GI JOE, anyone?) military chic is a hot trend to watch this season. Camouflage and utility jackets aren't just for tom boys either - you'll find a cute selection of skinny jeans and sheer blouses anywhere from EXPRESS to Bloomingdale's and TopShop. My fave way to rock the trend? Thisutility jacket with faux leather sleeves from Forever 21 that you can wear with anything from cutoffs, to a black maxi skirt for a more sophisticated look. Check out my picks for rocking the military chic trend in this curated lookbook
Enter the #SwarovskiRIO style challenge on instagram to win a $500 gift card!
Carnival may be over, but the sparkle and magic of the annual festival lives on through Swarovski's Spring 2013 collection aptly named Tropical Paradise. (The collection is beyond beautiful. Have you seen my maj bling?!) The iconic jewelry brand's Passport to Sparkle muse, Emma Du Mond, was so inspired during her recent trip to the exotic celebration in Rio that she's inviting fans to share their passion for fashion on instagram with a digital style challenge! I've teamed up with Swarovski to judge the contest, and will be sorting through your entries to choose three winners who will each receive a $500 Swarovski gift card!
Have what it takes to be an Original Penguin model?Prove it!
The All-American brand is scouting for 10 college age students with model looks to participate in festivities at the grand opening of their new Dadeland Mall outpost this April. The casting call is open to both girls & guys age 18 & over and will take place this Saturday at the Original Penguin store on Lincoln Road. A judging panel comprised of Ocean Drive Magazine editors will select six lucky ladies and four guys to live model at the launch party next month. In addition to the opportunity to model for a major fashion brand, those that get the gig will score $500 in clothing!
IF YOU GO: Saturday, March 23rd | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Original Penguin Miami
925 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
MADE Fashion Week's new collection for Macy's Impulse hit stores this week as the first of a series of exclusive collaborations between the indie fashion group and the mega retailer. Designed to inspire personal style, the capsule collection includes versatile pieces like tanks, maxi skirts, skater dresses, moto jackets and vests in edgy galactic and floral prints. I've teamed up with Macy's to celebrate the launch of the collection this Saturday atMacy's Dadeland from 2-4pm and invite you to get a first look at the runway-inspired pieces while enjoying mini-cosmetic and brow makeovers by SmashBox and Benefit, and complimentary beverages by Onli. Guests who get their shop on with me willreceive afree gift with any MADE purchase*! (*While supplies last.)
The MADE for Impulse collection ranges in price from $39 - $139 and is available now at 150 Macy’s stores – including Macy’s Boca Raton Town Center, Broward Mall, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, City Place, Aventura, Pembroke Lakes, South Beach and Dadeland locally – and on macys.com.
IF YOU GO
Saturday, March 16 | 2 PM - 4 PM Macy's Dadeland - Impulse Department
Fashion Building Level 2
7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
Lookbook: The perfect Ultra ensemble, available at Bloomingdale's.
While there's a tech & fashion explosion going on in Austin, Texas this week for SXSW, Miami is gearing up for it's own cultural bomb by way of the Ultra Music Festival. House-heads and neon-loving ravers will descend on Bayfront Park for not one, but two weekends of intense dancing, moshing...and whatever else happens out there. Looking beyond fishnets & jelly bracelets for your ultimate Ultra outfit? Let me help you out...
Music Festival Fashion Presentation
Join me at Bloomingdale's Aventura this Thursday night for a fashion presentation of the latest looks to wear throughout festival season. From Ultra to Coachella, I've styled a show with the hottest trends to rock from coast to coast. DJ Aulden Brown will be spinning festival approved tunes.
Get Your Glow on with St. Tropez
Skin is IN at Ultra. Get tips on how to get a celeb-worthy tan just in time for the weekend from celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez this Friday at Sephora Aventura. Jackie is Hollywood's go-to-glow lady. (Bey is one of her clients, enough said.) Stop in for a complimentary consultation and learn how to enhance your skin tone with minimal makeup, plus the latest in highlighting & contouring tricks to have you feeling like a Victoria's Secret Angel (Candice Swanepoel is another client) from head-to-toe.
Friday, March 15th | 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Sephora Aventura Mall
19525 Biscayne Blvd. #527
Aventura, FL 33180
The first person to email me with the subject line "Send me to see Nicolas Felizola!"will receive 2 tickets to tomorrow's Live on The Green Charity Social Weekendat Trump Doral featuring a runway show of Nicolas Felizola's latest collection accompanied by the sounds of Miami's own DJ Irie. The first annual event looks to bring fashion and music lovers alike to experience a different side of the PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Championship, taking place March 6-10th. Venezuelan born Felizola designs elegant works of art for the It crowd. Twice honored as the "Best Designer at Miami Fashion Week," he is a favorite among jet-setters and celebrities, and internationally recognized for his Haute Couture styles.
The weeklong tournament and weekend events will raise money to support several local char ities.
Benefiting from Friday’s fashion show will be the Irie Foundation that seeks to improve the lives of
South Florida youth through educational and extracurricular opportunities that may not normally be
available to them.
Ready...set...email!Update: Congratulations to Stephanie Diaz!
Fine print: Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest winner must be available to attend event at the Trump Doral Resort on Friday March 8, 2013 at 6pm .
Along with your wedding (and quinceañera,) your prom dress is one you will never forget. If you're like most girls I've asked, you'll love it years after it's last dance. I know I do! But shopping for "the dress" can prove to be a challenge. Back in 2005, I almost gave up after spending the day scouring every clothing store at The Falls. That was until my mom suggested I try on the one at the last store we stopped at. It was a beautiful Jessica McClintock gown in lavender silk, with a hi-low hemline and sweetheart neckline... interestingly enough it's right on-trend today! (Ahead of my time?) I felt like a princess on prom night - just like every girl should.
Prom 2013 is right around the corner and I want to help you find your prom perfect dress! Join me at Macy's Coral Squarethis Saturday for a shopping experience like no other. We'll have manicures, refreshments, live music, and even an etiquette class to make sure your special night is both classy and memorable.
To top it off? (Mom & Dad will like this) Receive 25% off any regular price or sale junior prom dress and a fabulous swag bag* full of goodies! Shoppers that make the Prom Promise with their parent will also receive a garment bag* for their prom dress. *While supplies last
Make sure to tweet me @KellySaks & @Macys using #MacysProm and show us your favorite Prom styles from the event!
IF YOU GO
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Macy’s Coral Square, Level 1
9129 W. Atlantic Blvd. Coral Springs, FL 33071