Swimsuit season is right around the corner and with it comes the pressure we are all facing to get our bodies in top-notch shape. Although getting in shape can change how we feel and look in our swimwear, the most crucial way to put your best foot forward in a swimsuit is similar to looking our best in our daily wardrobe. Finding the styles that flatter our figure and emphasize our best features can make a world of difference when it comes to clothing just as it does when it comes to swimsuits! Here are simple tips on finding the most flattering swimsuit for your body type!
In this business called fashion, designers will come and go; some get their 5 minutes of fame, while others are here to stay, and still there are those that have the creativity to start, and the tenacity to make a wow-worthy reappearance. We here at Joonbug have found a few of our favorites that have made names for themselves in the past, and come back to remind us why we loved them so much to begin with!
Manolo Blahnik’s kitten heels are back for this spring with stylish celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker making their rounds in NYC to collect as many pairs as they can get their hands on! Yes, Manolo Blahnik has grace us with the classic pointed toe heel presence for years, however, it has been a while since we have seen much from him and this season he’s coming back with a double whammy. His collaboration with J. Crew for Fall 2012 was definitely a great way to get back into the mix with the classic pumps in great fabrics. Next on the list is Hong Kong’s luxury retailer, Lane Crawford where vintage shoes by Manolo Blahnik that date all the way back to 1974 will be part of an exclusive collection at the retailer including his notorious Mondrian pumps, and lace-up booties.
With spring right around the corner, it's time for everyone to take a load off and relax in some nice warm weather. Packing can be daunting, especially if it's a short getaway! It's all about fitting a versatile pieces into a small space. With all of this said, we'd like to make your packing (and vacation) as pleasant as possible with some key essentials that will help you gather your gear and head into your spring vacation in style.
Sunglasses are obviously always a must-have when going on vacation. However, if you are like the rest of us shopaholics, you probably have more than one pair. Am I right? Stick to the most versatile pair- we recommend the wayfarer style that Ray Bans have notoriously honed. However, if you want to branch out, don’t necessarily stick to the classic black or tortoise shell rims, go for a brighter color or floral print. It’s a shape that will forever remain in style, in a color or pattern that is super trendy for the now.
Every girl-on-the-go is pinched for time at some point or another, and every now and then, she may lack the inspiration to make a quick turnaround from the daytime look to one she can wear out on the town. Well have no fear busy beauties, Joonbug is here! We have come up with 5 great tips that can help you to create the perfect day-to-night look without having to stop at home or pack a duffle on your way to work.
Tip 1: Let’s start with shoes- Slip into a pair of your fave heels!
There is no better way to turn a day look into nighttime style than by ditching the flats and pumping it up (literally!) For those who don’t want to endure the “torture” of the 5-inch stiletto, we have the perfect solution to the misconception that beauty=pain. Check out the Cole Haan collection by Maria Sharpova. With concealed NIKE AIR technology leather, lined leather mid-sole, and stacked heel rubber sole, these babies add comfort to style (also available at Macy’s and Nordstrom). Once that’s taken care of, throw on a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and you’re good to go. We know, not all are fans of the skinny jeans, and if this speaks to you, try a trendy wedge sandal with your simple skirt or dress. It is the perfect variation of high-heels that is comfortable and sure to add flair to your look.
Every year, in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, women everywhere are assaulted with images of all things red, pink, white, frothy, and sweet. Little candy hearts and cutesy bra and underwear sets that would be right at home in Malibu Barbie's closet. If that happens to be your style, that's just fine, of course - but what about those of us that fancy ourselves and our mates...a bit edgier?
Luxury lingerie and lifestyle line Kiki de Montparnasse offers something chic for women who prefer their romance served straight up. The line borrows from vintage silhouettes and styles and adds a modern twist. Forgoing the use of traditional red and pink in favor of black and nude, Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie is sophisticated without losing any hint of sexiness. Favored by celebrities and fashion's elite, the pieces in the streamlined collections range from (somewhat) demure to racy - and if the price tag scares you off, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available on the website in the "Bath and Body", "Home", and "Arts" sections. There are also luxury gift sets available online for those that are short on time (and/or ideas).
Boy have we had some tough brutal winter days lately; and it's only the beginning. If you're one of the many who are throwing the towel in to this unbelievable wind chill, please continue reading. Walking to the train from your cozy warm house can leave you with the impact of a person living in Antarctica. Since when has New York weather decided to turn its back on us? It's very clear. Your basic pea coat is simply not going to cut it this winter! So here are few options for when you need that extra warmth!
2011 has been an incredible year, sartorially speaking. From Anne Hathaway's eight costume changes at the Academy Awards to Diane Kruger...well, whenever the woman puts on clothes, a few of the ladies that didn't make the cut were this close. Ultimately, we decided that the criteria to make Joonbug's "Top Looks of 2011" list lay within three very simple (and very visible) requirements: originality, memorability and game-change factor. Once we began to whittle down our large list, we found that very few looks - no matter how much we loved them - fit these requirements.
For some reason, twice a year, women feel the need to wear as little clothing as possible. Those two occasions are Halloween and New Year's Eve. While many women bask in the glory of feeling justified for being scantily clad, many of us would rather keep a little to the imagination. Seeing someone's butt cheeks hang down from under their dress veers off the sexy path and into, "WTF is she wearing?" So, to avoid such disasters, here are 4 looks for 4 different types of parties that are both sexy AND classy. Whether you're headed to the club or out with the family, here are some pointers for keeping all eyes on you for the right reasons.
Happy Holidays, everyone! With Christmas rapidly approaching, what will you be wearing this holiday season? Now that winter has arrived, adding comfy layers of clothing should be on your Christmas list! Here are a few knit pieces we love.
The Roxy Cozy Up scarf is perfect for this cold brisk weather. Forget that thin sleek silk scarf you purchased last month, the double dare provides the comfort and warmth that is much needed when the temperature drops below 40. Not only is the double dare just as cute as the buttons on its sleeves but it is also affordable. Perfect for the shopper on a budget!
If the new release of 'New Year's Eve' starring Sarah Jessica Parker has not put you in the New Year's party spirit, these dresses sure will. We understand not everyone has the budget of Ms. Parker, but that doesn't mean your NYE should be any less glamorous! New Year's Eve is the one time during the winter a woman is SUPPOSED to under dress in her most festive outfit to ring in the New Year. It isn't brain surgery to find a dress, but sometimes finding the perfect ensemble in the wave of endless options can be grueling. Everyone has their own preference; whether it's sequins, prints, color blocking or black, so here are four, affordable picks that are sure to help you narrow down your options!