Monday, September 6, 2010

We've Moved!

Alright, so this has been in the works for a while and it is finally time. We've moved the blog over to WordPress. Please change your bookmarks. Don't forget to Follow us on Bloglovin!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekly Mock-off Round Up

I apologize for the lack of updates this week, as I've been in San Francisco. I did manage a few. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

- Style icon Alexa Chung hangs out in Brooklyn
- Summer Glau makes an appearance at Comic Con

- Get the laid back look of Burberry Brit
- Scarlett Johanssen shines for Mango

Single Designer Mock-offs:

- Plaid Dress. See by Chloe ($302) VS Charlotte Russe ($24)
- Zipper Booties. Giuseppe Zanotti ($780) VS Michael Antonio ($50)
- Grey Denim Skirt. Diesel ($180) VS Bebe ($30)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Geeking Out in San Francisco

A very exhausted Emily checking in. I've been in San Fran for the Search Engine Strategies conference since Tuesday and it's been an amazing few days of PPC, Social Media and SEO information being packed into my brain. I'm looking forward to using the information not just for my day job, but to make some usability improvements to Mock-off.

While I spent the days hopping from information session to information session, I did get a chance to explore some of the shopping that San Francisco has to offer. First off, almost every designer has a flagship here, something that Portland sadly lacks. Seems like every department store also has a presence, which is delightful. My hotel actually faced Bloomingdales - a store I frequent online, but sadly don't get to visit in person. I wandered the floors, gaping at the designer displays. I geeeked out a little and took pictures - something I shamefully admitted to the woman in the Vince section where I purchased a chain necklace.

If you also live in a Bloomies-free city, I invite you to geek out with me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Inspiration Vacation - Part 1

This weekend has been one filled with relaxation and reflection. I have a busy week ahead, as I'm heading to San Fransisco (YES!) for Connected Marketing Week. I've been harvesting my energy, and spending my time at home, reading magazines, catching up on blogs and listening to some of my favorite tunes.

With Fall just around the corner (and already showing up in stores) I find myself longing for sweaters and tall boots. I've had a few inspiring items rolling around in my head, that just make me smile when I think of them. I took some time this weekend to right them all down, so I can share them with you and ask what's inspiring you right now?

1) Burlap Bags - A friend recently gifted me a large burlap bag that has quickly turned into my go-to weekender. It's the perfect size for carrying overnight necessities. I love the rugged look. It's a great step away from traditional.


2) Red Hair - Earlier this Summer I decided it was time to add some red to my hair. I am thrilled with the outcome, but I keep thinking wouldn't it be nice to go all the way (think Christina Hendricks)? Every time I see a red head I can't help the twinge of jealousy.

3) Party Lights - Nothing is more romantic to me than twinkling party lights. Maybe this is me hanging on to the last weeks of summer, but I've been dreaming of a romantic meal on a dimmly lit terrace. Someone please call my husband.

Stay tuned for Part 2.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Weekly Mock-off Round Up

Thank goodness it's Friday. Battled through a sinus infection and head cold. Tonight, it's me and the couch catching up on our shows.

Here is everything you may have missed this week:

- Beautiful Diane Kruger shows off her arm candy
- Olivia Munn earns her nerdy chic title

- Jessica Stam kicks it for Aldo
- BCBG MaxAzria gets all robotic

Single Mock-offs:
- Knock-out seafoam dress. Herve Leger ($975) VS Michael Stars ($55)
- Lace up Wedges. Tory Burch ($225) VS Steven by Steve Madden ($110)
- Studded platform clogs. Fendi ($690) VS Jessica Simpson ($89)
- Blush lace top. Elizabeth & James ($245) VS Asos ($37)
- Horse print tunic. Stella McCartney ($189) VS Asos ($30)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stella & Dot Fall/Winter Finds

It's no secret that I'm a fan of jewelry line Stella & Dot. The pieces are timeless, beautiful and affordable, all things that I look for when scoping new jewelry. So I was excited when the line launched their Fall/Winter collection last week.

Unlike their colorful Spring collection, this line focuses on vintage inspired work chic. From baubles, to star bursts to even owls, the line has a bit of whimsy for everyone. Here are my favorite pieces:

Clockwise from top left:

Still not inspired? Watch this video and you'll be jonesing for Fall!

Monday, July 26, 2010

People Actually Win These Things

Some might call me a lucky person. It started when I was in 6th grade. I was the 9th caller on the radio and won tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, a George Michael CD and tickets to an Adam Sandler movie. When I was 17, I won a trip to Orlando from the same radio station to meet my favorite band (which happens to be a popular late 90’s boyband that shall remain nameless). Going to college in Las Vegas seemed to perpetuate my luck as I was always winning bits of money on slots and tables here and there.

So I guess it is only natural that I tend to enter each and every sweepstakes that floats through my inbox. I do this not expecting to win, but I get a sort of natural high from the possibility of winning. I sort of mindlessly enter now, hoping that some of my past luck will come back. Even I was a bit surprised when I received an email from Whish Body Products stating I had won a Lucky Magazine Lucky Breaks giveaway.

I’m sure you’ve seen the daily emails from Lucky. Enter to win our cover look! A great trip! The latest accessory from DVF!, etc. I always enter and always think “Wow, hundreds of thousands of other women are probably sitting in their cubical doing the exact same thing”. So I was thrilled to receive the email from Whish.

I just received my prize today. It’s a wonderful smelling pomegranate “Hair Inhibiting Gel” (LOVE that). While I haven’t tried it yet, I am already impressed with the beautiful retro packaging and the product’s promise to reduce hair density by 26%. What woman doesn’t want that?

Thanks to Whish and Lucky Magazine I am going to shower happy tonight. Just call me lucky.