Monday, June 25, 2012

Be a Northeast Coast Breezy, Beach Babe

This fox of FoxyRoxy is stepping way out of her basic-black, edgy NYC comfort zone while preparing for a summer vacation to Boston and Maine with the boyfriend. I started thinking, "what do I think of when I think July 4th in historic Boston? What might inspire my looks when sailing, eating Lobster or strolling the quaint beaches in Maine?"

What came to mind: neutral tones, navy, sea glass, gold accents, and nautical touches. 
I set out to find enough pieces in the same color schemes so I can mix and match ALL of the below into a week of sexy and breezy looks. My apologies for including some looks that are not sold online, but perhaps they can be inspiration for you if you plan on spending some time on the east coat beaches.

So have fun checking out this summery mix, that will look easy and flirty no matter what you choose!
Navy/Coral Sailboat blouse, OldNavy, $20
Some tips for girls with thicker thighs: instead of shorts, try an A-line skirt. Also, cropped jean capris with wedges make you look leaner and sexier than the usual shorts. 

SUMMER MUST HAVE!! FINALLY, FoxyRoxy found oversized, Squared Cat-eye shade! Now girls with fuller, round faces can rock the hottest trend this season too!! 

Anchor Necklace, Etsy, $10

Jute/Leather braided belt, Ann Taylor LOFT, $34

Navy/Yellow flip flops, OldNavy, $9

Chevron Striped Maxi Dress (more colors to xxl), Gap, $74

Dark Wash Cropped Jean Capris, Penningtons, $50

Ikat Print dress, Ann Taylor LOFT, $49.50

Sea Glass bead necklace, Ebay, $17

Watercolor caftan swim cover/top, Avenue, $39.99
Miraclesuit "Sonatina",, $158

Braided wedges, Madden Girl, $33
Striped henley, Old Navy, $11


And behold the outfit put entirely together with bargain fashions at Strawberry NYC (with Star earrings from Laila Rowe NYC). I will be looking perfectly patriotic in Boston this Independence day!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Over the Top Looks for Under 100 Bucks!

FoxyRoxy has received a challenge!! A friend is hoping to purchase a new black tie outfit for an awards ceremony but doesn't want the buyer's remorse. With her dilemma and all the weddings and formals cropping up, we took on this challenge with trepidation and excitement!
You can find amazing bits of glitz in "mall stores" like Claire's, Forever 21, and Charlotte Russe for very little money, but finding the dress is a bit more difficult. With the help the Internet, we have found some great outfits and presented them from lowest to highest prices.
Check what we were able to do with only $100 in our pocket!
This WHOLE classic black tie look, from head to toe, is only $95!!!
Jersey Maxi Dress in Black; Jaclyn Smith; $24

 Then add a jeweled brooch at the gathering under the bust to make your $24 find much more glam....
Long Vintage Rhinestone Brooch, Bonanza, $9

Black and Rhinestone sandals,, $21.99
Diamante Clutch, Ebay, $25

Rhinestone and Jet Chandalier Earrings,, $8.99
Grey, Jet, Rhinestone Oversized Ring, Charlotte Russe, $6

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Check out these other amazing red-carpet looks for $100. Not as complete but in each case you get a stunning gown and an accessory, so will be well on your way to full-on glamor while well under budget!

Goddess Dress in Fuscia, Pacificplex; $54.99



Cross-Over Maxi Dress in Shiny Plum, Target Bridesmaid, $69.99


Halle Sequin Sandals, Mossimo, $19.99

Ruched Mermaid gown in Navy (more colors available); $81

Sexy In The City Summer: $98

Cezanne Turquoise and CZ Earrings, Dillards, $24
Large sparkly, turquoise earrings will not only make you black-tie beachy, but it picks up the blue sparkle on the waistband of this on-trend tribal print day-to-night maxi gown!