New York Runway: Soho Edition

Get the Look:

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Victoria s Secret victoria secret coat
$188 – victoriassecret.com

All Saints summer boots
$295 – allsaints.com

Rag & bone heel boots
$495 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Wood jewelry
£55 – hannahzakari.co.uk

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Why we still love fall style

by Sherria

The temperatures are expected to go below freezing tonight in New York. However, winter isn’t here yet.  There isn’t any snow on the ground and the orange and brown leaves are still falling off of the trees. I’m going to enjoy the fall as much as I can before December 21; the first day of the winter solstice. Other than the beautiful scenery, I love fall style. I asked a few A*cute readers what their top style picks were for fall and here’s what they came up with…

Face: Purple and Plum Lip Colors

Plum lips are super sexy during the fall and winter seasons“- says Ashlee Murph.

Main staple:

"There's something classic about blazers," says A*cute Editor, Jackie. "You can wear them with almost any outfit." (Photo taken at A*cute's Annual Clothing Exchange 2010)

A*cute picks:

blazer
blazer by sc8571a featuring a knit jacket

Boyfriend jacket, $130
Single breasted jacket, $110
Blazer, $80
Knit jacket, $52

Fur:

A*cute reader, Toushi, can't get enough fur!

A*cute picks:

furs

Michael kors coat, $175
H M vest, 30
Victoria s Secret cape coat, $126
Michael Kors faux fur vest, $130

Footwear:

"I first discovered this brand in France," says Toushi. "I adore these boots." --Jeffrey Campbell France Suede Boots (shopbop.com, $198)

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Shoes, Sonya Riding Boots (Macy's, $299)

Supermodel Essentials by Victoria’s Secret

by Sherria 

2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Photo credit: blog.jokeroo.com)

On Tuesday night, CBS aired the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. While some may argue that a show featuring a bunch of skinny women dressed in lingerie is sexist,  I love the glamorous models and extravagant designs. Of course, no regular person would strut outside in lingerie, 5 inch heels, a neck full of jewels and large angel wings, but it sure does make for a great show!  And while we might not be supermodels,  that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like one. For a limited time, you can shop Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Model Essentials. Below are a few items that I thought would make great gifts either for a friend or yourself (wink, wink).

The Vixen:

Fashion Show Backstage Wrap (Victoria's Secret, $78)

The Stocking Stuffer:

Supermodel Key Chain (Victoria's Secret, $16.50)

The Neatfreak:

Hat Box (Victoria's Secret, $228)

Click here for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 360.

Best Performance of the Night! Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger

Fashion’s Night Out

by Sherria

It’s coming, It’s coming….Fashion’s Night Out is back!! Celebrities, designers, fashion lovers, and news media are getting together for a third year in a row to take part in exclusive events in the city. In New York, Vogue Magazine, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are teaming up to bring you the “best fashion party in history.” While New York is partying, there will be various Fashion Night Out events held around the country. To our DC readers, Georgetown is the spot! Click here for more info.

You might be wondering what to wear. What better way to celebrate and embrace fashion than to look fashionable? At A*cute we always encourage individual style. I’ve selected some options below, but you know to always add your own personal flair with fun accessories and shoes. Let us know what you’re planning to wear.

Look great without breaking the bank:

pretty rocker chic


Ella Moss boho top
$98 – nordstrom.com

Single breasted jacket
$130 – topshop.com

Rag & Bone corduroy jeans
$175 – net-a-porter.com

Olsenboye peep toe shoes
$40 – jcpenney.com

ASOS clutch bag
$110 – asos.com

Betsey Johnson cocktail jewelry
$50 – zappos.com

Layered jewelry
$40 – witchery.com.au
Simple Frocks:

Sequinned Dress (Zara, $159)

One-Shoulder Dress (Victoria's Secret, $98)

Summer Sun Dresses

by Sherria

Even Beyonce recognizes the heat as she steps out in a thin strap summer dress. (photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com)

On Saturday, I woke up at 8:30am to make my 10am hair appointment in Brooklyn. Yes, that’s right, I went all the way from Harlem to Brooklyn to get my hair done. But that’s not the topic of this post 😉  As I dragged myself out of bed, I looked outside through the window and saw nothing but hot sun. I could actually feel the heat through the window. I needed something quick to put on that wouldn’t make my body burn from head to toe. There was a flower patterned sun dress laying on my ottoman that I’m sure I’d worn earlier in the week. The light material kept me cool throughout the day as the sun beat down on me. Although I wore the dress for a quick hair appointment, I’ve just decided that I should have been wearing sun dresses throughout the summer, no shorts, no capris, just dresses! They are suitable for running errands, going to lunch with friends, and you can even dress them up to look hot for late night cocktails. Even our favorite celebs have been spotted wearing sun dresses. So, since the hottest month of the year is here (Hello Mr. August!) lets all do ourselves a favor and just throw on a sun dress!

You can look like a Victoria's Secret model in your sundress 🙂

A*cute picks:

Abtract Print Dress (Forever 21, $15.80)

Everyday Pleats knit Dress (Forever 21, $22.80)

Printed Strapless Dress (Victoria's Secret, on sale $45.50)

I had to throw in a maxi!

Ruffle Maxi Dress (Victoria's Secret, on sale $49.99)

Congrats to Derek Jeter on 3,000 hits!

by Sherria

Derek Jeter, shortstop for the New York Yankees becomes the 28th member of the MLB (Major League Baseball) to join the 3,000 hit club.

I think I’m becoming a real New Yorker. All I need now is a NY Driver’s License.

A couple of months ago, I enjoyed my first Yankee's game. (Photo credit: Scott Pegram)

Jeter doing what he does best…

Derek Jeter making another hit! (Photo credit: Scott Pegram)

Baseball Game Look:

White Yankee T-shirt (Victoria's Secret, $30); Blue Jeter T-shirt (mlb.com, $23); All-Star sneakers (zappos.com, $45); Jean Capri pants (tillys.com, $30)

Click here to read more about Derek Jeter’s record breaking hit.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: VS Semi-Annual Sale

by Jackie

I love this time of year. Like a child on Christmas morning, I got all excited when I opened my mailbox to find the promo card for Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale. On my commute to work, I often see otherwise well-dressed women commit horrible offenses: quadruple boob syndrome, visible panty lines, peek-a-boo underwear, etc. The wrong foundation can ruin a great outfit. With the deep discounts at VS starting today, there is no excuse not to look your best  underneath it all. 


 My top undie picks:

Body By Victoria, Multi-Way Bra

I have searched the world over for the perfect strapless bra. Ok, ok… Maybe not the world over, but it sure felt like it. They’re either too tight or don’t provide enough support. Alas, I struck gold when I found the Body By Victoria Multiway Bra. It forms to your unique shape and is seamless under clothing. The secret to this gem, however, is the reinforced band.

The double-layered elastic band provides flexible support that moves with you, and still stays where it's supposed to.

Body By Victoria Full Coverage Bra

This bra is an instant cure for quadruple boob syndrome. In the right size, it fits well, is seamless, and uber comfy. While fancy push-ups may be fun for your after-hours outfits, the 9-5 calls for modesty and wearability. I’m not a fan of padding, so this lightly lined bra that allows me to breathe is a must-have. I will probably get one in every color during the sale.

Happy Shopping!