Monday, August 31, 2009

Trend Spotter: Cowboy Boots

Fashion Me Fabulous has spotted a Cowboy Boot trend on Polyvore. She's especially loving the short, studded Frye boots and the Golden Goose rumpled boots for the fall. You can give your ensemble a western flavor or go for a rocker-chic take on the cowboy boot. Short or tall, cowboy boots look great with jeans, leggings and dresses alike. Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie are looking casual and cool in their cowboy boots!


Images courtesy of ivillage.com and nicolerichiefashion.blogspot.com






Check out more of this trend in Fashion Me Fabulous' trend spotter collection:

View 'Cowboy Boots' on Polyvore


Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Friday, August 28, 2009

Gap Jeans Challenge -- 5th Winner Announcement



Congratulations to mik&heart whose set was chosen by the Gap team as the 5th Gap Jeans Challenge winner! mik&heart was born to be creative:

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Gap by mik&heart featuring GAP

Will The Real Polyvore Please Stand Up

Hey everyone! There's been some confusion around what accounts are actually official Polyvore accounts. There's only one official Polyvore account that our team uses and to help you identify it, you'll now see any messages and comments from us highlighted in yellow.


If you receive messages from fake accounts claiming to be Polyvore, continue to flag them and let us know. But if the messages and comments aren't highlighted in yellow, they're not really from us.

Get Your Polyvore Favorites on theOutnet.com!



Calling all budget fashionistas! Many of your favorite dresses to style with on Polyvore are now more than 50% off on theOutnet.com! That means it's the perfect time to make the pieces of your virtual closet a reality. Here are just some of the amazing deals theOutnet.com has right now:

This dark pink Temperly London tiered dress (orig $1,255) is now $502. Throw on a motorcycle jacket and watch the rocker chic in you emerge!



Take the nautical trend into the fall with this Thread Social wool bouclé sweater dress (orig $450). It's a black and white classic and is now $180.


We love this Alberta Ferretti floral wrap-front dress (orig $1,535), now $768. There are countless ways to accessorize this dress, and the color palette is perfect for the fall.


High-tea anyone? Doesn't this pink and black Temperley London lace dress (orig $1,295) scream Blair from Gossip Girl? On sale now for $518.

Visit theOutnet.com for more deals and steals!

Polyvore Love Letters - Blog Roundup

Here are some of the latest blog posts we came across featuring Polyvore sets:

Enter the world of wardrobe inspiration. You may just find one of your sets featured here.



See what outfit Polyvorian Z♥LDN threw together for a family gathering.



declinedesigns shows you how to go a week without wearing any black. Are you up for the challenge?


amominredhighheels says it's time to update your boot collection for the fall. Go for boots with buckles!


Calling all aspiring stylists! teenvogue3 shares her first impressions of Polyvore.



If you have a blog and would like to be featured here, drop us a line!
loveletters@polyvore.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs and Chairlift - Songs with Style Contest



We're really excited to announce the latest style challenge on Polyvore! Marc by Marc Jacobs has partnered with Saks.com and Chairlift to show how seamlessly style and music merge together. You may remember Chairlift's popular song "Bruises" that was featured in the 2008 iPod Nano commercial. Well, Marc by Marc Jacobs has outfitted Chairlift in some of their favorite fall looks and hit the studio with them to witness fashion and music in action.

You're invited to get lost in a kaleidoscope of color and create your favorite Marc by Marc Jacobs fall look! 3 sets will be chosen by style experts at Marc by Marc Jacobs and the winners are in for some amazing prizes (to say we're jealous would be an understatement!)

1st place winner will get a $1000 shopping spree from the fall collection
2nd place winner receives a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag
3rd place winner will receive a grab bag full of Marc goodies
All 3 winners will also receive a copy of Charlift's latest album "Does You Inspire You".

Drooling yet? We thought so. So visit the Songs with Style contest page now to get all the details and to enter. Good luck and happy styling!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gap Jeans Challenge -- 4th Winner Announcement



Congratulations to diegolohve whose set was chosen by the Gap team as the 4th Gap Jeans Challenge winner! diegolohve was born to love:

Trend Spotter: Skinny Belts

Heart of Fashion spotted a Skinny Belt trend on Polyvore. These little guys can be worn over everything, and we do mean everything! Blazers, cardigans, t-shirts and dresses are among some of the favorites to accessorize. They can be worn above the waist to accentuate the tiniest part of your body and give boxier pieces some cinch or wear them low-slung, right on your hips. You can even wear more than one at a time! In the shots below, both runway model and Jessica Szohr are doing this look right:


Images courtesy of timesonline.typepad.com (left) and shoppinglifestyle.com (right)






Check out more of this trend in Heart of Fashion's trend spotter collection:

View 'Skinny Skinny Belts' on Polyvore


Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Gap Jeans Challenge -- 3rd Winner Announcement



Congratulations to Pillerinne whose set was chosen by the Gap team as the 3rd Gap Jeans Challenge winner! Pillerinne was born to be a traveler:


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guest Blog: Outfit Inspiration - Salvador Dali

This guest post is by Jael Paris, also known as Fashion Me Fabulous on Polyvore. Check out more of her daily posts on great trends and fashion goodies at the Fashion Me Fabulous blog.

Oh, Dali. How on earth can you dress in a way inspired by Salvador Dali? It would be easy to say that throwing random pieces together would make a surrealist outfit, but I put a bit more thought into these looks. While some items don't necessarily "go", they don't fight with the other features of the ensemble either. Salvador Dali's work, while fanciful and chaotic, is always a balanced whole.

The Temptation of Saint Anthony, for example, features long legged horses and elephants carrying buildings being repelled by a cross. It is only fitting that the outfit include a rainbow horse print shirt, layers of crosses, a jeweled elephant clutch and wild high heels. Crazy. Unexpected. Balanced. Salvador meets club kid.



His theme of skulls paired with feminine imagery makes Dali early punk rock. Alexander McQueen uses the same themes in his clothing, making one of his signature skull tees the perfect way to pay homage to Ballerine et Tete de Mort. Add a tutu or two and a rose in the hair to polish off the ballerina side, and slide into serious boots and a healthy dose of black glitter eye shadow to complete your dark girly look.



Other recurring themes in Dali's paintings include melting objects, clocks, tigers, and eyes. I used a bean shaped clutch to mimic melting, but a loose ruffled item would also work. If you're not into watches, much steampunk jewelry is upcycled from clocks and watches.



You can also play homage to Dali's person with any mustachioed item you can find. I used a dress by Jojo and Malou, but Etsy is full of mustache accessories.

Trend Spotter: Tie Dye Denim

Rearview spotted a Tie Dye Denim trend on Polyvore. She says, "I love the rocker chic look!! Tie dye jeans look hot with something as simple as a basic tee and ankle booties. Motorcycle jackets look amazing with these, especially when you can see the hardware on them. But you can soften the look up with a blazer (which is what I do.)" Well, Rearview, it looks like Fergie and Rihanna dig your blazer style, too!



Images courtesy of denimology.co.uk





Check out more of this trend in Rearview's trend spotter collection:

View 'Tie Dye Denim' on Polyvore

Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trend Spotter: Peep Toe Flats

cloho deux spotted a Peep Toe Flats trend on Polyvore. She says, "Peep toe shoes really hit fashion headlines in the fifties, mainly in heeled & wedge styles. As flats have had an incredible design overhaul this last decade, peep toe flats are now in fashion, meaning you can show off your great nail colours too!" And as the cooloer months approach, these babies will look great paired with some lace tights. Katy Perry's one of the many who's been seen letting their toes peek through!


Image courtesy of glamourmagazine.co.uk





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dont knoww. by kailee ♥ featuring Forever21 jewelry

Check out more of this trend in cloho deux's trend spotter collection:

View 'Trends: Peep Toe Flats' on Polyvore

Are you a trend spotter?
Submit your collection to trends@polyvore.com

Choose Your Own Adventure Contest Winner

We're excited to announce the winner of the Choose Your Own Adventure contest featuring destination essentials from Refinery29 Shops! The Refinery29 team had to choose 1 lucky winner out 1753 globe-trotting entries to receive a $250 gift certificate to Refinery29 Shops.

Congratulations, KETSKA!! Here's what the Refinery29 team had to say about her winning set:

Unexpected yet totally right for Refinery29, KETSKA's Sydney-inspired look incorporate a few of our favorite items from the shop (we were hoping those flats would show up!) with covetable pieces from the other ends of the e-mall. Casual enough to allow for some serious sightseeing yet chic enough to get snapped up by any streetstyle photographer, this set gets big props from all of us here. Congratulations!



Be sure to check out all of the amazing contest entries here:

See more on Polyvore

Gap Jeans Challenge - 2nd Winner Announcement



Congratulations to Rayssa Medeiros whose set was chosen by the Gap team as the 2nd Gap Jeans Challenge winner! Rayssa was born to be a fashionista:




What were you born to do? Only 2 days left to enter the Gap Jeans Challenge here!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gap Jeans Challenge -- 1st Winner Announcement



Wow, you guys are really inspiring us with all of your Gap Jeans Challenge entries!
The 5 most inspirational outfits will be chosen by the Gap team based on their creativity, aesthetic appeal, stylishness, and how well they showcase Gap denim. The Gap team will be choosing a winner every few days and we'll be announcing them here on the blog. So watch this space to keep up with each of the 5 winners as they're announced!

And the 1st Gap Jeans Challenge winner is...



Congratulations, paula.br, who was born to be a modern mom!

What were you born to do? Let us know by entering the Gap Jeans Challenge here!

*We had earlier announced that the contest would be extended, however that was a mistake. Sorry for the confusion!