My love for bebe goes waaaay back, which is exactly why I was so stoked when bebe invited me to their Girls Who Lunch event, hosted by Sydne Summer. It got even better when they offered to let me choose one piece from their latest collection which, btw, is crazy awesome, and naturally…I chose the dress. 🙂
You all know how I go through my fashion phases and right now, I’m obsessed with a strong shoulder, which you can clearly see from the three recent dress purchases that I’ve made above. (Left to right: ANGL black woven dress, Tulle red dress, bebe black shoulder dress)
Besides making a fun, bold statement, they’re actually super flattering…cause hey, they balance out wide hips with small shoulders, which I just so happen to have. Guys, I’m not lying when I tell you that I get THE MOST COMPLIMENTS when I wear one of these dresses. Check out the celebrity examples below, if you don’t believe me. Who didn’t talk about that Anne Hathaway dress?
So yeah, I went a little nuts this week with the online shopping but I totally blame my co-worker/friend Sharon, she is a BAD influence and will never tell me not to buy something. Shame Sharon, shame! Seriously, her Twitter profile even says “shopaholic”! Anyway, here’s what I bought this week and why/how I rationalized my purchases to myself. Now, if you excuse me, I’ll be prowling Zappos for a new black pump…
Levi’s GWI Trucker Jacket: I haven’t owned a jean jacket since the 90s but with LA’s warm/sometimes chilly at night weather, I’ve been craving the classic look. The problem being my abnormally long torso. Well, co-worker/friend Sharon has a cute darker version of the same jacket and she was nice enough to let me try it on…a few days later, I was clicking “place order” on Piperlime. As a bonus, it’s one of Rachel Bilson’s “picks” this month and she rarely gets it wrong.
BCBG Generation Leopard Pony Heels: I saw these cute heels on a fashion blog (that I can’t remember now!) and thought they were leopard done right. I haven’t worn them yet but they’re a great statement show for any LBD.
Mini iPhone Dock: My co-workers weren’t nearly as excited about this purhchase as I was but I found this amazing mini dock online after watching my cat, Angel, bat around my iPhone cord for the 50th time. This dock is great because it works in the wall OR in your laptop. I’m pretty obsessed with it’s minimalistic style. No cords, no clutter…very feng shui.
bebe Mini Pleated Satin Dress: Say what you will, I love bebe dresses. They make some sexy, curve-accentuating party dresses and I fell in love with this bright blue number after seeing it on bebe.com. Plus, I’m thinking about maybe dressing up as a “devil in a blue dress” for one of my Halloween costumes this year. Stay tuned…
House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace: Break my heart. I had this necklace. I loved this necklace. I left this necklace my friend’s house and now they can’t find it. They’re BOYS, after all. After the necklace was MIA for almost two months, I caved when I saw that Nordstrom.com re-stocked this classic HOH design. Sigh…totally saving the receipt, just in case.
So I was lucky enough to attend the launch party for House of Harlow by Nicole Richie for bebe last week at bebe’s Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills. The event was fab and the jewelry, even better than expected. The best part about the collection is that Nicole and bebe have created a one-of-a-kind keepsake bracelet that is sold in bebe stores and bebe.com throughout December with 25% of sales donated to the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation. Sadly, Nicole was too sick to attend the launch event but I did manage to spot Nick Verreos, of Project Runwayfame and Lou Diamond Phillips, who I most recently watched on my guilty pleasure, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. What did I purchase? The Aztec Necklace in black. Such a statement piece.
So maybe you’ve seen all the buzz on the hottest new brand, PH8? The stores are finally launching nationwide and to make this even better, here are two amazing coupons that you can print out and bring in for discounts! 25% off a coat (if you live somewhere cold) and 25% off a super cute Funnel Dress if you live somewhere a bit warmer! Enjoy.
So pretty amazing news- Bebe Sport is being turned into PH8, a super chic new line pronounced “fate,” it’s a cross of chic fashion and fitness clothing and accessories that are not only comfortable but also super cute.Bebe president Tara Poseley says “The collection speaks to a total lifestyle and is targeted toward a woman who doesn’t want to look like she is trying too hard to be sexy… but has an effortless attraction about her that exudes confidence and a sense of playfulness.”Maybe this new line will motivate me to actually work out…we’ll see.