BACK TO SCHOOL COOL: THE BEST ACCESSORIES FOR THE FALL

Hit home room with style! Peel yourself off the couch, and get ready for back to school. Before heading to class, a little shopping is always in order.

Kimberly Lamontagne did her homework as she studied the styles and calculated the trends. Here’s what accessories she’s adding to her cart this semester.

1. Awesome rings

Via thevivaciouschic.wordpress.com

Taking notes will be a lot less dull with these dazzlers on each joint.

2. Stud-tastic phone cases

Via etsy.com

It’s time to dress those digital devices; this case is the perfect cross between floral and studs.

3. Living à la Gossip Girl

Via grizzlygadgets.com

Keeping gadgets safe & sound in, or out of a locker is a cinch, while daydreams of a semester abroad in the city of lights à la Serena and Blair may occur. #RIPGossipGirl

 

4. Old school classics

Via urbanoutfitters.com

These sneakers are hardly a new creation, but Converse have made a comeback. Since the shoes’ popular resurgence, I crave a pair of low tops ASAP.

5. Arm candy

Via Accessorize For Awareness

These charming Accessorize For Awareness bracelets that my family makes for pancreatic cancer provide instant good karma. They’re fashionable, affordable, and help to #EndPanCan. It’s #ArmCandyForACure!

6. Backpacks

Via hypebeast.com

And, now I’d like to take all of the above, and store it in a Herschel bag. But, not just any backpack — a birdie back pack!

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SHARKIFY YOUR NAILS FOR SHARK WEEK

Asides from donning your favourite shark costume or sitting down to watch Jaws for the umpteenth time, there are other ways to celebrate Angry Fish Week a.k.a. Shark Week. Like a great white stalking its prey, we’ve hunted down the very best nail art Shark Week has to offer.

Via-chrissynailart.tumblr.com_This shark-travaganza tops the list because of its amazing artistry and detail. [Viachrissynailart.tumblr.com]

Via-ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com_Claws for Jaws! The added touch of pointed nails is so simple, and effective. It blows these other shark selections out of the water. [Via ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com]

Via-basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com_Great white sharks reign supreme all week, but were lending the spotlight to our hammerhead homies. [Via basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com]
Via-racked.com_While only teeth are visible on this bare bones manicure, we think it’s bloody brilliant! [Via Racked.com]
Via-The-Daily-NailA cartoonified rendition of sharky’s feeding time gets our seal of approval. (Ha! Get it?) [Via The Daily Nail]
Via-PinterestHonourable mention goes to the meticulous marine biology lover who painstakingly clipped her nails into serrated shape excellency. [Via Pinterest]

Go forth and conquer Shark Week nails! May your manicure last longer than Snuffy the Seal.

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GOSSIP GIRL EP 24: THE RETURN OF THE RING FASHION RECAP

Hey Upper East Siders, Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite. Fashion repeats itself, and so do Gossip Girl’s story lines. The less than suspenseful season finale didn’t hold back on the fashion, however.

Serena was red hot in a red tank tucked into a black floral skirt, and a pair of yellow heels. Serena was back to her old ways; seducing another of Blair’s boyfriends in a black slip at yet another Sheppard celebration, but not before removing her beautiful blue dress, Reed Krakoff color block trench, Dior python print calfskin pumps, and Emily Cho’s oversized folded clutch. Our good girl gone bad, ups and leaves town in a red coat, colourful stripe top, sequin skirt, and blue pumps. So long, S.

Blair looked positively bubblegum in a purple floral sleeveless button up, lacy pink skirt, and matching pink jacket. The new CEO of Waldorf Designs’ earthy coloured dress was a miss, but the Naeem Khan beaded orange gown she donned at the end was a hit, and totally mogul material.

Georgina, aka new-found co-author, made a brief re-appearance in Helmut Lang’s drift asymmetric jacket, Christian Louboutin Roxanne side studded shoulder bag, and Brian Atwood Fontanne suede platform pumps.

Until next time Upper East Siders, you know you love me,XOXO

-Kimberly Lamontagne

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GOSSIP GIRL EP. 23: THE FUGITIVE FASHION RECAP

Hey Upper East Siders, Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite. Watch this week’s episode of Gossip Girl, read recaps, check out blog posts and more here!

Serena scores a hole in one with this knitted pullover and for pairing it with a chunky necklace and patterned skirt.

Also, S’ portrayal of B was quite convincing, headband and all.

Blair has been sporting flowers galore lately, and this week’s dress is no different. Blair blossoms in a Peter Somsilk floral dress, with Stella McCartney’s Nappa cross body bag, and Miu Miu penny loafer Mary Jane pumps bring the outfit to full bloom.
Props to Lola and Ivy for making their undercover matching black and red peplum dress anything but underwhelming.
It’s not the first, nor will it likely be the last time Diana says goodbye. Making yet another getaway in style, there was nothing painful about Miss Payne’s exit in an emerald green dress and coral handbag. Good riddance!
Don’t miss the Season 5 finale of Gossip Girl this Monday at 8 pm ET on MuchMusic.

You know you love me,

XOXO
-Kimberly Lamontagne

GOSSIP GIRL EP. 22: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART FASHION RECAP

Hey Upper East Siders, Kim here, with your one and only source into the scandalous closets of Manhattan’s elite. Watch this week’s episode of Gossip Girl, read recaps, check out blog posts and more here!

It must be said, Bart Bass looks hella good for someone who is suppose to be dead. Bart, if that is in fact his real name, is back from beyond the grave and lookin’ fine in formal wear.

Secrets, scandal and scheming is all in a day’s work for Blair in a blue Dries Van Noten tweed coat, and brightBrian Atwood Maniac pumps.

Finding her inner Diana, B rocked a Herve Leger Joanne bandage dress à la Diana Payne, Louis Vuitton Monogram Fascination Lockit bag, and Sergio Rossi peep toe slingback pumps.

Serena’s mini A-line patterned dress off the top of last night’s eppy was gorg. S sported Theodora & Callum’sorange multi diamond scarf, and featured on her feet were Repetto ZiZi oxford flats. Talk about having the weight of the world on your shoulders, the design world that is; slung across Serena’s slender frame were Jimmy Choo’s Lara woven shoulder bag, and Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Dreamy logo laptop case.

You know you love me,

XOXO

– Kimberly Lamontagne

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