Trina Turk has designed a collection for Banana Republic and you can shop this line before it hits stores today at Gilt. Trina Turk’s first-ever designer collaboration is full of chic styles, fun brights and beautiful patterns, perfect for summer.

Rock & Republic for Kohl’s

Friday I attended my very first New York Fashion Week event, as the New York Correspondent for The Looks for Less. Rock & Republic is relaunching as an exclusive line for Kohl’s featuring premium denim and glam apparel and accessories.

The event was held at Hammerstein Ballroom and was attended by several celebrities including Zoe Saldana, Ashlee Simpson, Molly Sims, Mena Suvari, Ed Westwick and Penn Badgley. If you were following The Looks for Less on Twitter, you were able to keep up with a few of the fun snaps I got at the event as well as some of the play by play (see celebrity sightings below).

The runway show featured the Rock & Republic for Kohl’s Spring 2012 collection. There was something for everyone, even the guys, and all the pieces were really easy to mix and match. There was a huge range of looks; casual, dressy, edgy but all contemporary. I really appreciated the approach this collection took to keeping the items fun and flirty, but also making it easy to spice them up with a blazer, hat or a really sexy shoe.

There is a wide variety of denim to choose from, in several different styles and fits. There are tops for every occasion and the accessories provide the perfect finish to any outfit. The best thing about the Rock & Republic for Kohl’s line is that it’s accessible and affordable. For those of us who don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on being fashionable, it’s a great chance to grab some really cute pieces with loads of versatility.

The full collection will be available in stores and online beginning Wednesday, February 15. What do you think? Would you give any items from the Rock & Republic for Kohl’s collection a try?

Celebrity Sightings

Ed Westwick Molly Sims Mena Suvari Zoe Saldana


Images: Courtesy of Vanessa Williams on behalf of The Looks For Less

nicole By Nicole Miller Spring 2012 Lookbook

Spring 2012 Lookbook – nicole by Nicole Miller for JC Penney

One of lookbooks I look forward to most each season is the nicole by Nicole Miller for JC Penney lookbook. Their Spring 2012 collection is so modern and fun, yet true to her signature patterns and vibrant colors.

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Jason Wu For Target Lookbook

Jason Wu For Target Lookbook

As we reported back in October, Target is partnering with celebrated womenswear and accessories designer Jason Wu to introduce an affordable, limited-edition collection of women’s apparel, handbags and scarves.

For his collection for Target, Wu took inspiration from the idea of an American girl in Paris, while staying true to his signature juxtaposition of modern sensibility and timeless style. Ranging in price from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves, Jason Wu for Target will be available Feb. 5 through March 6, 2012 or until supplies last at most Target stores and on

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Versace for H&M Lookbook

Designers for Less – Versace for H&M Full Lookbook

Versace for H&M is now available in stores and I am so impressed with this collection. Impressed because most designers that create an affordable capsule line skimp on details or quality, but none was lost in this collection. Most of the items are still out of my price range with tops priced at $69 and dresses around $199-$299; however, the look is very Versace and she even used real leather on some of the shoes, jackets, and dresses. I’m crazy about the pleated skirts with metal corners on the pleat hems. So fun! This collection is packed full of party dresses just in time for the holidays.

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nicole By Nicole Miller Blog Looks For Less

I’m A Guest Editor At nicole By Nicole Miller’s New Blog

The team over at Nicole Miller invited me to do a guest post for their new “nicole by Nicole Miller” blog, Nicole Daily, and I couldn’t be more excited! In addition to the blog, they also have a new website so that we can keep up with all the latest in their affordable fashion line sold exclusively at JC Penney.

For my guest post, Nicole Miller requested that I put together a few affordable holiday outfits, and no festive look would be complete without sequins, lace, and a little red nail polish. I hope you all will check out my blog post and let me know what you think. I’m BEYOND excited to be a guest editor for their new blog!

Josie Natori For Target Lingerie & Loungewear

Josie Natori For Target Lingerie & Loungewear

Target is partnering with internationally renowned designer Josie Natori to introduce its first limited-edition collection of lingerie and loungewear.

Josie Natori for Target is a luxurious, yet affordable collection that will arrive in two seasonally themed installments—the first is available Oct. 30 through Dec. 22, 2011 in time for the holiday season; the second will be available Jan. 1 through Feb. 23, 2012 in time for Valentine’s Day. Ranging in price from $9.99 to $34.99, both installments of Josie Natori for Target will be available at most Target stores and

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Jason Wu For Target Looks For Less

Next Up For Target – A Collaboration with Jason Wu

Michelle Obama Jason Wu Target

I’m so excited about Target’s next collaboration with one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, Jason Wu. Remember her dress at the inaugural ball? Gorgeous! If you’re not familiar with his work, I’ve showcased a few of my fav pieces from his New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 collection above.

I’m trying to get over my bad attitude about Target collaborations after the Missoni debacle. I really want to be as excited about this collab, as I was about all the other affordable designer collections they’ve launched. I’m not sure what the solution is to managing this event properly (check out Who’s to Blame? Target or Ebay?), but I’m hoping this collab will go much better than the last. The Jason Wu line will hit Target February 5th, so they’ve got plenty of time to figure it out. Prices will range from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves.

What do you all think about Target’s collaboration with Jason Wu? Are you excited to see what their next designer collection will have in store for all of us?

Missoni For Target Sold Out Ebay Fail

Missoni for Target – Was It An Epic Fail?

So I’ve read a few posts around the web from disappointed bloggers about the Missoni for Target #epicfail. The much awaited collection sold out in stores and online in a day, give or take a few scarves and socks, and according to some sources, Target has no plans to restock. If the fab fashion landed in the hands of true fans, then that’s fair – you snooze you lose; however, for the most part, it did not! True indeed some people were able to hit Target stores at 9:00 on a Tuesday morning and racked up, but it’s looking like the vast majority of the collection landed on Ebay within hours (30,000 items post launch and 42,869 as of a few minutes ago)!

Continue reading Who’s To Blame, Target or Ebay? Please Weigh In! »

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