Sunday, April 28, 2013

LADUREE at UNIQLO


I have a bit of a thing for sweets and fashion combined, so it was obvious that the Laduree at UNIQLO tees won my heart over. And the collection was just released this weekend!


There are sooo many cute tees to choose from. Each being $19.90 each. I'm having a hard time choosing. But I better make a choice fast before these sweeties run out (which a few of them already have!).


Shop them right now, right here: Laduree Uniqlo Tee Collection.

I'm leaning towards the Eiffel Tower French Macaron shirt.
Which shirt pleases your palate?





Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bake it to Make it.


Good morning Cupcake!

Sorry I've been missing in action in the blogging world this week. I've been baking up a storm preparing for the Spring Fashionista Fling & SJMADE mini mart event at the San Jose Museum of Art tonight. I'm hoping to sell some of my stylish baked sweets and meet lot's of new friends! 
This will be the first event that I am officially selling my homemade baked goods to the public under the name The Fashion Palate. I'm looking forward to what the future presents, hope to see you there!

On The Fashion Palate Menu:


Serious lack of blog posts and social life because I'm covered in frosting and powder sugar. 


Will return soon. Thanks for being patient! #letthemeatcookies #letthemeatcake

View my Event Calendar and ever changing Menu here:
http://www.thefashionpalate.com/p/the-fashion-palate-sweets.html

And return back soon, as I will be posting highlights of each dessert on my menu and the inspiration and story behind each one.

xo-Franci

Friday, April 19, 2013

ICB by Prabal Gurung Sample Sale!


A little sample sale for your Friday online shopping pleasures...

Today is the last day for the ICB by Prabal Gurung Sample Sale. And the prices are crazy good.
Tops as low as $22 and up from there. All these pieces were shown on the ICB Fall 2012 runway, and they look expensive because well, they once were!

"The girl who inspired the collection is witty and intelligent with an astute sense of the world. The collection offers bold colors, eclectic prints and smartly tailored pieces for the effortlessly cool and confident girl." ICB by Prabal Gurung

Sizes are running out but there's still great stuff left to choose from.

Shopping Links:

Kaleidoscope Print Dress 100% Silk.
Brush Stroke Tank The perfect PG print with a kangaroo pocket.
Wool Twill Suit Jacket detailed with real leather lapels.

For this kind of quality its hard to come by these prices. Get it while you can.
These will make great investment pieces.

Shop Here: ICB Sample Sale

Which items are in your shopping cart?




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Playing Dress Up: Kate Young x Target


Ok kittens, I went to play dress up at Target this morning, trying on 6 pieces from cocktail to evening wear attire designed by Stylist Kate Young.

I must admit I was excited a few months ago about this collection, but as the time drew nearer for the collab to release and the step and repeat celeb pics were out I wasn't THAT impressed. I like the idea of the tuxedo white blazer but when I saw it on Michelle Williams, well I knew it wasn't that hot of an item. It was boxy and pajama looking.


The other two items I had my eye on were the leopard print bow booties and the tuxedo jumpsuit. let's jump to the jumpsuit, the one thing I really wanted to try on was not in my stores, nor any stores near me. It even appears to sold out online. :/ Well boo.

Now on to the dress up, I arrived at 11am-ish to my local Target (I wasn't going to wake up at the crack of dawn for this one) and the racks were full. Funny thing, on the accessory wall there was only 4 pairs of shoes, all size 8... I have no idea.

Note: I am trying on size 2 & XS in all the pics.
The shoes are 8's. My typical size shoe is normally a 7.5 to an 8.

1. Satin Blazer $49.99 - Cream with Satin Shorts-Black $29.99


-The blazer like I mentioned above, was very thin and boxy. It actually was quite soft, but it felt like satin PJ's. I could probably wear it to bed. I wouldn't buy this, unless I had some type of pajama themed party to attend, there's so many other tuxedo blazer options out there right now for better prices. Look else wear for this one.

-As for the satin shorts. I LOVE them. I like the high waist and sheen. I also like the length. I'm more modest and I just don't do short shorts. So these were perfect for me. And the pockets are functional. This will be a great option for date nights in the summer.

2. Open Back Evening Dress $89.99


- So obviously I love the polka dots! Did you notice the back? I really liked the ruffles draping down. It's so pretty. I would only get this if I'm able to snatch it up when it goes on sale, I just don't feel like $90 for a dress I'm not going to wear anytime soon is worth it right now.

3. Peplum Dress w/Tulle Navy & Black $69.99

- Another really cute dress! You need to try this one on to see if it works for you. It comes with a bow belt, the tulle skirt is precious, it will look better once you fluff it out at home. The ruffle peplum and the starry print on the top is a nice touch.  Still something I would keep on eye on as these pieces hit the sales rack.

4. Column Evening Dress $89.99

 - This dress was heavy. Wait let me rephrase, that bow is very heavy. The material was similar to that of the apple red Prabal Gurung x Target full dress. If not the same material.The best part of the dress is the back for the long bow of course. Otherwise it just didn't fit right on top, I felt like it was going to fall down any second. If this fits you and you have the perfect occasion for it, I say go for it!

5. Strapless Bow Dress - Floral Print $59.99

- I tried on the floral print vs the plain black bow dress so you can see the details better. This one is actually really cute. It has pockets, the length is just above the knee and it poufs, notice the tulle skirt underneath. I also like the gold zipper detail on the back. Oh one more thing, the bow has wire inside of it so you don't need to worry or fuss with a droopy bow. :D

 6. Naya Ankle Bootie with Bow Leopard $44.99


 - Aren't these really cute? The bow on the back of the bootie was soft and extravagant. These are worth the money, to me they look expensive and they are def statement making shoes.  I suggest buying them. :)

7. Neema Pump with Flame Detail $39.99

 -As for these ones. MEH. They also hurt. Not the most comfortable compared to the Prabal shoes last collaboration. Save this money for the leopard booties.

Overall I just didn't need a dress right now, so I didn't come home with any of the dresses even though they are quite pretty just way overpriced. BUT if and when they go on sale/clearance I'll be there to pick up the polka dot dress, the navy tulle dress and the leopard booties. Until then I'm quite satisfied with my black satin shorts and arrow barrettes! :D

Who shopped the collection today? What was your favorite piece? Or did you just pass on the whole collection?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Today's the day The Fashion Palate goes on a Picnic. Kate Spade style.


Oh some weekends are just crying for a day trip and a little picnic along the way.
Kate Spade New York makes me long for a trip to Napa for a day of wine tasting, wearing my best gingham print and my picnic basket purse in hand...wait...PICNIC BASKET PURSE, WHAT?!

I am loving the new KS display in stores right now.
How cute are those gingham print KS Keds that sticking out the orange and faux straw picnic basket?



This wine tote is very necessary. 
I mean. It has a hole in the middle for your wine to peak out.
And did you see the basket apple clutch?! I'm done.

A wise bear once said...
"Hey BooBoo, let's go get us a pic-a-nic basket"
Yogi Bear would've been in for a surprise with the contents of these picnic baskets...
Shop the new picnic collection here.

And this belt.
This belt.
I can't get over the cuteness.



Have you been obsessing over any Kate Spade items lately?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Express Clearance!

Usually boxes full of scattered clothes with huge red signs plastered on them categorized by sizes kinda turns me off. But I haven't dug through an Express box in quite a few months so I figured I was probably due. So I rolled up my sleeves and dove in.

Let me share with you the treasures I found. 
At an extra 20% off the clearance sale might I add.


I think what stood out in this heap of clothing was the colors. 
I'm a sucker for bright blue anything so naturally I grabbed those first.


The Silk Drop Waist top felt great on and the color is more vibrant in person.
Was $44.99, on clearance for $19.99 with an extra 20% off $15.99.


White Tux Blazer was $128 marked down to $59.99 with an extra 20% off $47.99.
I just love it. Just not paired with this tank top underneath, of course! :P
Even though it's sold out online (only available in black) 
you might be able to find the white version in-store.
Like I did.



And look what I found! The perfect peplum pencil skirt ;)
Was $59.90, clearance for $39.99 (in-store) or $29.99 online. Making it either $31.99 or $23.99.
Also available in salmon, red and black. But come one, it's all about the cobalt or Aquarium as Express called it! Buy it here.

Moral of story, let's face it, as unappealing as box diving may sound, it's the price 
we pay for fashion finds and great bargains! Hello peplum skirt of my dreams. 
Now go dive in before all the good stuff is gone.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pick of The Palate: Peace Love Threads Spring 2013 Collection Peak


This Spring treat yourself to a statement making item to enhance your wardrobe.

I was recently selected to be one the first few fashion bloggers to get a sneak peak at the newest Peace Love Threads collection before it premiers on April 7th. So that means you get a peak too!


Peace Love Threads is a online one stop shopping boutique www.PeaceLoveThreads.com.
The Store was created by two NYC based models (one even walked recently at MBFW!) so you know these ladies have a passion for fashion and a taste for good things. The collections and prices are quite exclusive. If your style is chic and like a little edge in your chicness than this is the shop for you.

I've selected my favorite picks from the Spring 2013 Peace Love Threads collection.


Each of these pieces will be a great way to play with those pastels for spring, trying the monochromatic trend and joining the ring party, move over arm parties!

Next I will style these picks for you. Just to give you some ideas, and also to stay on a budget I chose clothing from Forever 21.

1.Try pairing a pastel lavender shirt dress with this "edgy" (pun intended) Aliakim razor clutch with butterfly brass knuckles gold clasp detail, soft and hard played well.

2.Take these Shell Lesun animal print shorts and wear them with multiple neutral tones for a monochromatic look. Try this sage blouse with a complimenting shade like a cream lightweight blazer to throw on top. This will enhance the print and allows the shorts to be the main attraction. Chic as heck, right?

3. And then add this gem of a green ring and wear it with either outfit. The more rings the merrier and remember Gold goes with everything!
What do you think of my picks? How would you wear them? Which one is your favorite Peace Love Threads item?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eye Candy: Nordstrom Jewelry Department


Helloooo sweetness.

I get excited about jewelry as much as I do about candy! I went on a little walk around Westfield Valley Fair today and which led me to the Nordstrom Jewelry department, naturally I was at Nordstrom for EBar of course. Mmm dark chocolate mocha. Besides the point. The jewelry was awesome and fun for spring!

Here's what I saw:

Kate Spade New York Jewelry which reminded me of what else? CANDY. Old Fashioned candy too, so stylish KSNY ;)


And then I came across the cutest things ever.

 Statement multi color link necklace.

 Tutti fruity charm bracelet. The peaches are fuzzy to the touch too.

 And Carousel necklaces. Fun. The horses even revolve around the carousel. 

And something not jewelry technically...jewelry for your feet as it could be described. And still gawk-worthy, Sam Edelman low wedges looking totally cool with the gold details. 
See I told you, jewelry for your feet!


Which accessory is giving you a toothache just looking at it?