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You can dress like Coco Rocha, Sophia Amoruso and Christina Milian on a budget

20 Feb

So you think its impossible to dress like a supermodel, CEO or singer. I’m here to show you how. It’s no secret that I love to covet beautiful vintage clothing and pass it on.  You don’t need to spend two weeks of your pay in order to look like your favorite celebrity. Just use your imagination.

Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso

Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso

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Sheer Vintage Blouse $36 Vintage leather skirt $23 Seriously a leather skirt for $23! http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Don’t dress exactly as your favorite celebrity muse. Take inspiration from their look and add your own style. Everyone has their own individual taste. For example I love wearing platforms since I’m 5′ tall. They make me feel tall and elegant and I’m a sucker for a huge cocktail ring.

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Christina Milian looking sleek and beautiful

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My version of Christina Milian’s look Sparkle Gold Vintage Dress $26 http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

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Coco Rocha is always just perfect

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Coco Rocha with a vintage twist Jessica McClintock dress $30 http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

Thank for looking and don’t be afraid to look So Fancy,

XOXO,

Michelle

P.S: Use code lilabean15 at checkout to get $5 off any $25 purchase at http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com!

I’m living on such sweet nothing

30 Mar

If the rest of the year is as amazing as the month of March was I’m going to have the best year of my life! Firstly, March 1-3 I attended a Jivamukti Yoga retreat in Upstate New York. It was peaceful, enlightening and I saw the light and decided to become a vegetarian and any excess weight I was holding melted right off. As a result of changing my diet I felt better, lighter and my skin looks great. If  your ever in New York, check out JIVAMUKTI in Union Square and take every class given by Jules Febre and Narayani. They are the best and bringing out the best in you! I wish I could retreat every month.

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That was a fantastic start to the month. One of my closest friends Ava Lee Scott is an actor in the celebrated play Sleep No More

UnknownShe decided to join forces with GIRL BE HEARD(http://girlbeheard.org) which is an organization that helps girls that have been sex trafficked and have been abused by giving them a voice in their theater company. The beautiful girls from GIRL BE HEARD performed songs, monologues and mini plays in the Sleep No More Space. I was lucky enough to be a sponsor and make the girls Lila Juliet headbands.

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Me and my friends at Girl be heard. (I’m the one with the turban headband)

If you follow my blog you know I LOVE vintage everything.  I’ve been buying vintage in order to sell it on http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com but I’ve been procrastinating.  But not this month! My sweet, beautiful friend Sam offered to model for me and my friend Sima did her make up. If you’re in the New York area and you need your makeup done contact her

https://www.facebook.com/Simsimanyc

This was the beautiful result

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Edie Vintage-Mod Mini Blue and Green Grecian Pattern Dress S/M


Edie Vintage-Mod Mini Blue and Green Grecian Pattern Dress S/M

Katy Vintage Red and black Polka Dot Last Friday Night 80's Skirt

Katy Vintage Red and black Polka Dot Last Friday Night 80’s Skirt

Scarlet Red Spring Maxi

Scarlet Red Spring Maxi

I’m hoping April is even better. I’ll be on the look out for the cheapest finds in the city and writing about them weekly. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Love,

Michelle

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

~~Nicole Richies Boho headbands and the Walking Dead~~The highlight of my week!

20 Mar

I really don’t watch Fashion Star but I did a double take when I saw Nicole Richie in this gorgeous headband.

I absolutely love this look paired with her multiple bracelets.  She just always seems glamorous but totally comfortable.  Her look is easy and affordable to pull off to.  You can easily find vintage dresses from the 1970’s at your local thrift store or  flowing dresses in Forever 21.

Heres another one of her headpieces I love

Her House of Harlow line is great.  I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.  You can check out similar looks at

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Moving on to the WALKING DEAD

Now Holy hell what the Walking Dead finale was AMAZING!!

Rick killed Shane and I couldn’t be happier but now it seems he’s losing it and becoming Shane-like.

Shane as a zombie

 It’s no longer a democracy.  I feel his frustration.  He’s been trying to do the right thing to just be kicked in the butt over and over again.  I also hope Lori gets bitten soon.  I don’t understand what the writers are doing to her character.

We also finally find out everyones infected.  You can die a natural death and you will become a zombie!

 For me the epic part of the whole finale was literally the last few minutes when Andrea is stranded in the woods and she’s fighting for her life about to be a zombies midnight snack when a hooded figure with two chained zombies comes to her rescue.

Yeah, that image was imprinted in my head for about a day.  I can’t wait to see what these writers come up with next.

Im going to buy the comic book because I just can’t wait until October!

I know this is mostly a fashion blog but every once and while you’ll see a horror posting.  Its my favorite genre!

XOXO,

Lila Juliet and Michelle Andres

Under $20! Amazing Sale at Forever 21!! So fabulous, so cheap! Check this out!

19 Apr

So, I went to the forever 21 website and I pressed the sale button just for kicks, because at times I feel the sale items are so wack but alas, I was wrong and there are hidden treasures there. Check them out!

All these looks run from $8.99 to 10.99!!!!

So yeah, the looks are not cohesive but whatever I liked I had to post

Bargain Look of the Day. How I love FOREVER 21.xoxowww.lilajulietheadbands.com

18 Apr

I was just looking around in FOREVER 21’s website. I love the website because at times they offer more than the actual store does. I have not gone shopping in FOREVER, so to satisfy my craving for clothes, I put this affordable look together. I hope you like it!

$24.80

Multi Colored Bangles $5.80

The coolest shoes on their site right now $30.80

Vintagy looking sunglasses $5.80(they have dozens of styles)

That whole outfit comes to a grand total of 67.20 and chances are you already own a pair of ravishing shoes and sunglasses.

http://www.forever21.com is amazing.

Enjoy your Sunday

XOXO,

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

(2 for $10 sale until May 1!!)

NYC’s BEST SHOPPING SECRETS. Save your cash and LOOK LIKE Serena and Blair! Seriously.

4 Apr

Lately I’ve been feeling extremely homesick. All I can think about is going to New York and visiting all my best friends. I miss popping into my friend Dahlias home at the Chelsea Hotel and my sewing with my friend Jennifer in College Point Queens. But I really wanted to write this post because I wanted to share my super affordable shopping secrets if you live or happen to be in NYC.  If you dont have Upper East Side money but want to look like you do, KEEP READING. First of all well start with shoes.  Okay, depending on where your at in NYC you may have to take the subway into Queens for these shoes BUT ITS WORTH IT! Why? Because all the shoes in this place are $5, $7 and $15. THATS RIGHT! The shoes don’t look tacky or cheap, they are super super cute!

OKAY, OKAY, I’ll tell you were I got them.

37-39 82nd Street, Jackson Heights 11372

(718)458-4272

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Okay, lets move onto clothes. I love new clothes more than anything, but sometimes you just cant afford to pay top dollar for an outfit.  The GOODWILL right  by my old apartment in CHELSEA is amazing.  I promise you’ll find something Amanda Tanen-ish (Ugly Betty) here.

You’ll find items by CALVIN KLEIN, JILL STUART, MARNI, BETSEY JOHNSON, ALICE&OLIVIA and more.  They also have great vintage. I’ve bought a Betsey Johnson Dress for $13 and a Marni shirt for $7. I have the coolest Armani black leather jacket from there that I purchased for $27 dollars. OMG! I know “Goodwill” may bring up some weird connotations but this Goodwill is beyond AWESOME!

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BUT….. If your like my boyfriend and you must have something brand new that no one has ever worn before.

Go to DAFFYS

1311 BROADWAY AT 34th street

Here you’ll find amazing stuff for really cheap. They have BIANNUAL sales first two weeks of January and July. I bought a light blue faux fur XOXO jacket for $3.00. Yes, I’m serious and its adorable!

SADLY DAFFYS IS NOW CLOSED SORRY 3/30/13 R.I.P DAFFYS

I hope this helps some frugal fashionistas. I still don’t know where to get amazing deals like this in San Francisco but if you have any New York Shopping questions, feel free to ask away.

XOXO,

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