Posts Tagged ‘dallas shopping’

Piermarini Boutique Styles The Spring

Posted by    |    March 20th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Dallas’ favorite fashion entrepreneur and boutique owner, John Piermarini, is officially saying sayonara to his boutique’s winter wardrobe, as he welcomes the most stylish of spring trends! Piermarini Boutique, famed for its’ shopping in your best friends closet experience, will be undergoing its seasonal transformation, from wintery woolens to a sophisticated and lively spring collection.

The women’s wear collection will kick-off the new season with hints of “ocean colors”; sea foam greens & blues that are pale and pair nicely with bolder accents. Piermarini has handpicked a selection of top-notch designers to be sold in the boutique, including an elite collection comprised of women’s wear by Minimarket, Won Hundred, Osklen, Kymerah and Hyden Yoo.

Won Hundred White Blouse Dress

Minimarket Red Dress

For the gentlemen, he has selected brands such as Won Hundred, Moods of Norway, CREEP and Kai-Aakman, making it possible for even the most fashion challenged men to leave looking suave. Regarding the new men’s collection, Piermarini says, “We are keeping it classy & simple with that extra edge this season.”

How To Wear Gray Boots

Posted by    |    September 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am

If you’ve “invested” in a gorgeous pair of grey winter boots, you’re probably looking for ideas on how to get the most mileage out of them. In the past few years,  the gray boot was building momentum as THE “other” black shoe you needed in your closet to be on trend.  Now everyone can’t get enough of them!  From shades of blue gray to almost brown, gray boots are the go-to boot when you want to add a pop of extra special color to an outfit.

The most popular gray color is the brownish-gray tones of mushroom because of its versatility in both style and occasion. These days you can find a range of boot silhouettes in gray, from heels to flats, and thigh-high to ankle. I suggest you start off with a simple silhouette  that can take you from day to night in a medium (about 2  to 3-inch) heel. What to wear with your fabulous new gray boots? It’s a neutral, so you can wear them with just about anything. Black leggings and dark indigo jeans would look gorgeous, as would a lighter jean, cranberry tights, purple dress, red pants, pale pink sweater, etc. In other words, wear them with dark colors, bright colors, pale colors – truly anything! Where brown or black boots would be the only options, gray boots, in the appropriate styles, can go with a HUGE range of styles and colors. (more…)

Unique Finds: Dallas Craigslist….

Posted by    |    September 14th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Cougar Cashey Fancy Pants – $70 (Garland)

Date: 2011-09-13, 2:11PM CDT

Beautiful new cougar color pants, size 0. ORIGINAL VALUE IS $180

Read more Dallas Craiglist unique finds, and other fashion and beauty tips at YouPlus Style!

Spotlight on Jewelry Designer Chan Luu

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 7:03 am

From the moment I walked in F.I.G. and saw Chan Luu , I was totally and completely head over heels.  This jewelry is the definition of laid back elegance: beads in beautiful colors, delicate earrings, and wrap bracelets that are so young Hollywood.  Chan Luu is a designer of fine fashion jewelry and accessories. According to this handy thing called the internet, ” Chan Luu jewelry pieces have been featured in the top fashion magazines and have adorned Hollywood’s hottest celebrities. Using hand cut semi-precious stones, beads, and colored fresh water pearls, Chan Luu’s trademark is her artistic skill in combining unusual forms with beautiful colors to create truly striking pieces which set the trend in fashion jewelry.”

I’d say so! Chan Luu uses high quality materials such as sterling silver, gold vermeil, leather, fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones. If you’re feeling boho or just want a piece of jewelry that will look as good with jeans as it does with a cocktail dress, this designer is it.

This Chan Luu Turquoise Stones And Silver Beads On Wax Linen Necklace ($215) is an interesting blend of silver beads and rounded turquoise beads that have a brown wax linen cord cris-crossing in and out of the beads and stones. Hanging from the necklace is a half moon-shaped piece of sterling silver that features an upside-down rose bud made of turquoise. Gorgeous and unique….this necklace seems to radiate peace. (more…)

Fashion’s Night Out-Sept. 8th

Posted by    |    September 3rd, 2011 at 8:42 am

Planning on attending fashion’s biggest night out all year? Grab those Choos and some fat stacks, because this night is going to be even grander than the past few years.  With almost all major retailers jumping on board, shows and styling by the fab Jan Strimple, and goodies galore being given away, you’d have to be crazy to miss Big D’s nod to our place in the fashion world. Hello photo-ops with celebs and fashion designers! Here is a link to all the events, store specifics, and to see what the rest of the country is doing to celebrate style.

The Pussybow Shirt Dress is Back!

Posted by    |    August 31st, 2011 at 7:06 am

Your Mom probably had one in the 1960′s, and now you can rock the same sweet and sexy style.  You can wear it with stacked heels, tall boots, wooden sandals, cuffed boots…there are a million ways to get mileage out of this one kitschy, cool dress. Plus, the galloping horse print is cute as a button! Can’t you just see wearing this at the Bar Belmont for drinks with friends, or for dinner at Rise No. 1?

At only $73, I’m thinking this is a no-brainer.

Lover Mixes Dance and Fashion

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Australian clothier, Lover, reminds me of a mix between The Row and Anthropologie. You’ve probably never heard of the label-right now they only ship within their country.  Seeing the obvious correlation between art and fashion, the clothes they create are poised for the constant day to day movements we make and the need for them to be striking statements. What would be the best way to demonstrate these elements for fashionistas? With a clever video starring Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet as their model, of course.  You can enjoy the beauty of their collection and relive your dreams of being a ballerina through their collection launch video, A Dance For One.

What Fashion Designers in the 1930′s Predicted We Would Wear in the 2000′s

Posted by    |    August 10th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Report Footwear Fall/Winter Collection 2011

Posted by    |    August 8th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Let the love affair with shoes for fall begin now…

Here is some great footage from the Report Footwear shoot for this season’s collection. I am completely inspired. Bring on the boots!

All the Hip Chix Will Be There: Launch Party This Friday

Posted by    |    August 4th, 2011 at 1:56 am

Here at You Plus Dallas, we have an on-going love affair with denim.  We wear it to the office, we shoot in it, we write style blogs about it. (Ahem.)  So, it’s no surprise that we became big-time fans of The Blues Jean Bar a while back, and can’t get enough of their amazing selection and hard-to-find designers that make our derrieres look dashing.  Fast forward to this Friday, August 5th, and you can be present for the launch of another soon-to-be swoon-worthy denim brand, Hip Chix Denim.  Soft, flattering, and created by local designers Aimee Miller and Megan Carrecker, these jeans are a must try.  Meet the lovely designers in person, find the fit that makes you feel like a million from 6:30-8:30 at the Blues Jean Bar in Snider Plaza.

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