Inspirations of Style: Peplum

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Inspiration of Style:



 I am totally into peplum right now! Its all over the pages of magazines and in dozens of stores. Peplum is a ruffle attached to the waistline of a skirt, dress, or even a jacket.  This style is so feminine but also bold. 

When I think peplum the first name that comes to mind is Victoria Beckham. She embodies ladylikeness yet she has such a bold fashion sense.

This is how you wear peplum and my favorite picks of this fashion-do !


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XOXO- Glam Girl

The Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection

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Banana Republic & Trina Turk


Here is some exciting news GossipandGlam readers …. Banana Republic & Trina Turk have a new 60 piece collaboration set to hit stores June 7 !! The capsule collection has been inspired by Trina Turk’s Palm Springs lifestyle. The collection includes dresses, sunglasses, swimsuits & more with prices from $34.50 to $150. This poolside inspired collection is just in time for summer and your beach vacation!

I have featured designs by Trina Turk before on (here) so I am certainly excited to see more of this anticipated collection. This collection has a 60′s hint with a little sophisticated society twist and based on the photos below of this collection .. I already see my name written on that credit card receipt!!

Trina’s bold prints & colors are fun yet still timeless and I really can see myself wearing so many of these outfits to work this summer. I think this collection has enough pieces to really round out your wardrobe!

FYI all you Gilt Group members…they will be pre-selling items at full price before the collection hits stores on June 7.


This collection makes me want to hit the beach with a cocktail in hand… all while looking stylish at an affordable price!!

XOXO- Glam Girl

Inspirations of Style: Mod Fashion

 Inspirations of Style: 

Mod Fashions 60′s Inspired 


The mod fashion from the 1960’s is classic & certain pieces have been updated to integrate into your 2012 wardrobe. I found select pieces from various designers/stores that will satisfy your 60’s fixation.

          Banana Republic was successful with the launch of their Mad Men Capsule Collection in 2011 and will now launched their second 40-piece Mad Men Capsule Collection which hits stores/online March 1,2012 priced from $35 & up! Ladies swipe your credit cards & bring the glam back into your closet…and your man’s closet too!

*Special side note – Banana Republic Cardmembers gets exclusive early access starting at 5pm on February 29, 2012 at select stores! Check your local store for the details!

CLICK HERE: Lace shell, $49.50; Cigarette pant, $128; 
Leopard-print satchel, $250 

CLICK HERE: Bracelet sleeve jacket, $175

Now If High Street Fashion isn’t your thing and you’re looking to rock the latest from a favorite designer of the chic Mrs. Obama, Barbara Tfank, take a look below at my favorite outfits from her Fall/Winter 2012 collection which is a tribute to the dame Elizabeth Taylor. These glamorous dresses will help you shine at your next dinner party. Expect these fashions to hit the luxury department stores soon & leave you eating Ramon Noodles until that bill is paid…but so worth it – GORGEOUS!






If you are looking for some great dresses that are a little less formal and have a lot more color look to designer collections from Trina Turk, Rachel Roy & David Meister that will only cost a few hundred dollars each. These fashions below are great daywear that easily can transition for a romantic dinner date in any fashionable city.

CLICK HERE: Keller Dress by Trina Turk, Neiman Marcus $348

CLICK HERE: Three-Quarter-Sleeve Dress by Rachel Roy, Neiman Marcus $468

CLICK HERE: Pleated Skirt Dress with Sweetheart Neckline by David Meister, $415

If clothing inspiration is not enough for your 1960′s fashionistas then here are two more collections with a nod-to-Mod. Estee Lauder will debut a two-piece special collection in honor of Mad Men launching March 18, 2012

CLICK HERE: Collection launches March 18 on &

If you prefer to express your fashion inspiration through nail polish, you are in luck with Nailtini Lacqure Limited Collection by Jaine Bryant. For $14 you can get a a variety of colors … Happy Painting !


CLICK HERE: Blue Carnation by Janie Bryant for Nailtini, $14 

See you at the mall !

xoxo-Glam Girl

Twenty Dollar Trendy Feb 2012




I have been looking lately for a structured bag in a neutral tone that looks polished enough for life in the corporate world but still says I have style, love my designers and own the latest trend.  But I love my bags like I love my shoes which means I have too many to wear and it makes justifing $1,000 on one purse hard at times.  I love how Payless Shoes features some great designer collections like Lela Rose & the fierce Christian Siriano. His clothes are amazing and his ever changing collection at Payless keeps me coming back for more! This crossbody bag in Navy/Tan is a STEAL at just under $20 so when the fashion changes or I beat this bag up & it is on to the next at least I know I looked good while it lasted for just Twenty-Dollar Trendy!

 CLICK HERE: Women’s Liam Crossbody (Navy/Tan), Christian Siriano for Payless $19.99

 I love my IPhone 4S! I’ve had an IPhone since the original & I could never switch to any other phone. The IPhones are big & boring looking even though their technology is amazing! I love the beautiful Sworavski crystal encrusted IPhone covers that cost $300 each but I’m too rough and know I’ll damage that in a matter of weeks! Now there is a cheap solution to that boring case problem!  For well under $20 you can get a blinged out IPhone case from Charolette Russe in clear & pink crystals with a big heart!!!      

CLICK HERE: Bling Heart IPhone Case, Charlotte Ruse $9.50

   I <3 this 

 I love a good statement necklace but I do have my classic Tiffany necklace that tends to be a staple item worn on an almost daily basis which is why I hate to spend too much on costume jewlery. I also noticed gold-tone all over the Fall 2012 Fashion Week runway so thought a great way to add in this bold trend & still stand out was on a great neckalce! For under $20 you too can get this fashion statement and update your wardrobe!

 CLICK HERE: Necklace, H&M $17.95 


Happy Shopping!

XOXO- Glam Girl

Couture to Copy


We all know the greatest fashion houses create some of the best shoe designs but those designer duds can cost a pretty penny. While I sometimes splurge on the real thing, my budget cannot cover my shoe fetish at a thousand dollars a pop.  I love walking through Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus just as much as I love to browse through the racks at Target and Ann Taylor. I believe a girl should always invest in good staple items such as the sexy black stiletto, a polished nude wedge, the perfect ballet flat, a basic black pump, a chic pair of boots and glamorous summer sandals…. but let’s be honest, I love shoes too much to only own a few pairs in the closet, even if they are all high-end designers. This brings me to the “Couture to Copy” section of my blog where I will show you a fabulous designer shoe & if it isn’t in your budget but a must-have of the season where you can find it for less but still just as stunning.