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Here it is ladies and gents!

THE TUESDAY CONTEST!! BE A BEVELLO STYLISTA!

 Some of you know the deal and some of you don’t. Here’s the run down: Wanna win $20.00 in bevello bucks??   Its Easy as 1,2,3….

bevello online clothing boutique wants to see YOUR personal Style! Give us three items online that go with the following bevello item:

Heather Gray C. Luce Jumpsuit by bevello

Heather Gray C. Luce Jumpsuit by bevello

http://tinyurl.com/rayo2c

Example:

 Email : mgillogly@bevello.com

  Dear Bevello:

Here is my Contest entry:  The following items go with the C. Luce heather gray jumpsuit.

 

Russet Brown Wide Alligator Stretchy Belt by Landes

Russet Brown Wide Alligator Stretchy Belt by Landes

 http://tinyurl.com/qh25ec

Type Z Lisa

Type Z Lisa

 http://tinyurl.com/q5k58c

 

Tracey Reese Applique Cardigan

Tracey Reese Applique Cardigan

http://tinyurl.com/r33ech

 HOW:  I would take off the linen belt from the jumpsuit and replace it with the brown stretchy Alligator belt.  The belt is a perfect division between the knit top and linen pants. The linen tie won’t go to waste! I would use as a headband in my hair. I would wear the Tracey Reese cardigan open, over the jumpsuit and finish it off with the Type Z shoes!

Where:  I would wear this look to a sunday stroll around the museum and then a picnic in the park. The cardigan is perfect since it tends to get chilly in the museum.  I can take off the cardigan once I am in the park and get some sun on my shoulders sans the tan lines!

GOOD LUCK!!!

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Do your Bridesmaids a favor! Lose the formalities!

While at home this weekend I opened up a pandora’s box in my own childhood closet. 

 Boxes, like 17 of them, of old notes from my entire grade school and high school years, My sister’s wedding china (Mind you she’s been married for 6 years and its never made it to her house)  And Dresses…..lots of them! Prom’s, Homecomings and of course Bridesmaids! 

  Why do we keep these when we know were never going to wear them again? On the off chance that “Oh I can just get it hemmed and make it a cocktail dress.”

  Who are we kidding? Every bride claims that the bridesmaids dress that she is choosing is totally re-wearable!  Maybe….. as a donated Prom dress!

   Now, see I am very aware now-a-days how far the wedding industry has come along with these new styles of bridesmaids dresses. Finally the cut and silhouette have improved but one thing hasn’t- The price!  Tack on the alteration and you’re lookin at $200.00-300.00 For a dress that may or not be attractive, your style or too formal for any other occasion than well….being a bridesmaid in another wedding.

    Well summer’s officially here, which is  the most popular time slot in wedding season.  If you’re having a casual summer wedding I have a great idea that your bridesmaids will be extremely thankful for…..yup cheap, mainstream find em’ almost anywhere, Bridesmaid dresses!  That still look pretty enough and formal enough for a wedding!

       Just shop around online or well known speciality stores for a dress that fits your wedding theme.  Here are some great reasons why you should avoid the formal bridal party dresses in lue for a more stylish casual option.

1. Savings!-  Huge savings depending exactly what kind of dress your wanting. If you’ve been in a wedding before, you know all the extra expenses required for being a bridesmaid.  Hair and make up, Decorations, food and games for bachalorette and Bridal showers, Gifts for wedding, showers and bachalorette, shoes for the dress. It goes on and on ! Lets give our friends a break by picking out a dress they will be proud to pay for and that won’t break the bank!

2 Versitility– Think of the selection you can choose from. The Mall or internet is your oyster!

3. Avoid the Pins- Less possibility there will be any need for Alterations

4.  Schedule your own fitting– Instead of 1-2 fittings scheduled in the brides hometown, You have the convience of ordering and going to the store and trying on the dress.

5.  Wearability– The dress doesn’t have the formality that holds you back from being able to wear typical bridesmaids dresses. You can wear a mainstream dress again….and again!

6.  The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift:  Give a useable and appropriate gift! Skip paying for the jewelry or some cheesy ingraved item thats bound to get trashed. Get them the dress! You can find many options from $25.00 and up!  Oh! I am so serious!

Check out some possibilities! My favorite of all (honestly, not partial at all) is Bevello’s,online fashion boutique,Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dress.  This dress is formal enough to be bridesmaid savvy, but also so re-wearable!  Its very girly and feminine and goes great with brown and pink themed weddings!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dress

bevello $55.00

bevello $55.00

Delias "Lianna Dress" 44.50

Delias "Lianna Dress" 44.50

 Forever 21 "Enchanted Cocktail Dress" 24.80

Forever 21 "Enchanted Cocktail Dress" 24.80

Alloy "Chiffon Halter Dress" 29.50

Alloy "Chiffon Halter Dress" 29.50

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Stephanie Gascon, Tucson, AZ !!!!

 

Check out Stephanie’s entry!  Bevello, online clothing boutique, especially loves your choice of an eco-friendly handbag!(Recycled cotton lining dyed with tea leaves completes the earth-conscious style. )

Stephanie has won $20.00 in bevello bucks towards her next purchase!  Thank you all who particpated. Please check out the blog on tuesday of next week (June 2nd) for next week’s item in which you too can win $20.00 in bevello bucks towards YOUR next purchase!

C & C California Rosebud Organic Cotton Dress
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http://www.bluefly.com/C-C-California-rosebud-organic-slub-cotton-tank-dress/SEARCH/301377803/detail.fly

Merona Sport Ballet Flats / Target

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http://www.target.com/Merona-Maria-Sport-Ballet-Flats/dp/B0018282Z4/sr=1-2/qid=1243362720/ref=sr_1_2/184-0709035-4210826?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&rh=k%3AGrey%20Ballet%20Flats&page=1

The Sak ‘Eco Harmony’ Organic Drawstring Bag

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http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3009994/0~2376779~6008000~6014864?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014864&P=6

HOW: The Heather Grey Cropped Sleeveless Cardigan by [Ryu: is worn over the C & C Company tank dress. I prefer unbuttoned, but it would look great either way. I love ballet flats and think the gray matches the cardigan but the two tone and metallic accent adds texture and contrast!! I love The Sak bags and this one complements the dress and is also great for the environment.

WHERE: For me I would wear this outfit anywhere! For meeting a friend for a nice casual dinner (all dinners in Tucson are pretty casual – LOL), or for a daytime shopping excursion, or for any daytime social event in the summer here.

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  Here it is ladies and gents! 

The Tuesday contest !

 Some of you know the deal and some of you don’t.  Here’s the run down:

bevello clothing boutique wants to see YOUR  personal Style!

Give us three items online that go with the following bevello item:

”]Heather Grey Cropped Sleeveless Cardigan by [Ryu:]

http://tinyurl.com/plvwqt

Send an email to Mgillogly@bevello.com  with the following:

1. 3 items online that stylize this outfit

2.  Include pictures of the items and the websites where it came from

3.  How you would wear the outfit and where you would wear the outfit

  YOU HAVE UNTIL 1:30 pm on 5/27/09 TO ENTER THE CONTEST !

Example:

  Dear Bevello:

Here is my Contest entry: 

City Style Python Print Maxi Dress (NY and Co)

City Style Python Print Maxi Dress (NY and Co)

BC Footwear Earthquake Sandel

BC Footwear Earthquake

  http://tinyurl.com/ppde6h

Kathy Van Zeeland "Stud Muffin"

Kathy Van Zeeland "Stud Muffin"

                                                          http://tinyurl.com/oay9m2

 
 
HOW:    The ruffled cardigan is meant to be worn with the ovcr the Ny and CO maxi python dress either buttoned or unbuttoned.  The gray BC footwear compliments the hints of gray in the dress. Finally throw the Kathy Van Zeland Bag over your shoulder to bring the outfit together!

Where:   This look is great for a wedding shower on the porch of a country club with your girlfriends from work!

 

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Orla Kiely Designs

Orla Kiely Designs

About 3 years ago I found this amazing designer, Orla Kiely at Anthropologie.  I was so drawn to her vintage and simplistic prints.  I bought “the big zip wallet” for a $88.oo which usually is about 3 times my usual wallet budget.

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  But let me  personally vouch for this London based designer!  This is by far the best, most durable, easy to clean, fits everything and cutest wallet I have EVER owned.  I was able to have it for a year and I could of had it longer if I kept it a little cleaner (my bad).  I bought another one this year (picture above).  I know many of her customers must be repeats!

     I get so many compliments on it and now her intriguing patterns have become increasingly popular!  Check out some of her stuff I posted below. Orla initailly started out with handbags and wallets and now has expanded to clothing and even a home line at target! (WATCH FUN VIDEO) This product is worth every penny.

    The quality is outstanding!  I don’t think I will ever get enough of her vision for an adorable and long lasting line of fashion items that embody a retro 60’s and 70’s conservative vibe with a modern vintage twist!

 Here’s an exerpt from her website : www.orlakiely.com:

The world of Orla Kiely is one where color, pattern, graphic control, texture and rhythm continually work and rework together. Orla has a unique, immediately recognisable design language, developed through graphic patterns that celebrate her optimistic spirit. As down-to-earth as her designs are popular, the key to what drives Orla is her fixation on the evolution of a signature style, devotion to quality and practicality.”

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Handbag

Big Zip Wallet "dandilion"

Big Zip Wallet "dandilion"

Target Housewares and Apron

Target Housewares and Apron

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Handbag

Orla Kiely Pear Beach bag

Orla Kiely Pear Beach bag

Orla Kiely Bathing suit

Orla Kiely Bathing suit

 

   Finally!  I think the reason I love this “Tulu” clutch from bevello is because the purple floral print on the strap  is so reminiscent of the Orla Kiely prints.  Bevello, online clothing boutique specializes in researching emerging independent designers such as “Tulu” that bring cuteness and joy into everyones closet!

"Tulu" clutch from bevello $40.00

"Tulu" clutch from bevello $40.00

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BRAVOtvthefashionshow

You’ve offically hit up the best blogspot that has all you need to know about last nights “Fashion Show” Episode.

“Every designer needs to have a few tricks up their sleeve and in this week’s Harper’s Bazaar mini-challenge the designers need to prove they know the tricks of the trade in a “repair relay race.” In the elimination challenge, the designers must collaborate and create a unified line of coats that cohesively addresses every season — Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.”

Bravo’s Rate their Looks: http://tinyurl.com/qqkeek

Who do you think pulled out the best coat? I thought daniella took it this week personally!

Each week there’s an option to buy the winning outfit: I wasn’t really feeling andrew’s winning look but I do LOVE the retail cut of the piece he made for sale to the public!

A pretty ingenious idea. A coat that doubles as a short spring bubble style or a long trench.  I am actually considering this coat! Could we be seeing this new silhoette on our coat racks this fall?

Take a peek at what’s on sale from the previous winning looks

 Finally, I want the bevello readers input! Who do you think should have won this week? Check in on our poll. 

Til next week bvers!

Mary

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bevello’s  kimono dress is one of this season’s best bets for so many reasons!  It fits every shape and body type!  Flattering contour and so comfy!  You also will not feel too under or over dressed in this throw on and go ensemble! Flying tomato makes this bright and fun item! Flying tomato is one of bevello’s independent designers  featured on our site.

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 Shoes are key to this dress!  Which  shoe do you think fits this dress’s personality the best?

   A :  Stuart Weitzman Gladio

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                      http://tinyurl.com/p3hw56

    B :   Ralph Lauren “Beth”
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                           http://tinyurl.com/r2oshm

 C:  Delia’s Robyn Wedge156174_cog_w      http://tinyurl.com/r6p6bd

                         

    D:    Coconuts Braided Sandal

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     E:   Justina Wedge

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 http://tinyurl.com/qle6lx

 

    F:   Caroline Beaded Wedge

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http://tinyurl.com/p7f3lh

 

Vote Here! 

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