Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sale Alert: Shopbop Sale on Sale!

Sale Alert! Until 6/27 you can take an EXTRA 25% off all SALE items at Shopbop W/Code EXTRA25. I picked out some designer items of interest, they all happened to be pink, black and color blocked...Just one of those obsessions I guess! :D

Designer Duds ALL under $100:

Marc by MarcJacobs: Mouse Jelly Flats
BB DAKOTA Catrall Colorblock Coat
Alice+Olivia Adrienne Dress
Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini Loafers
DVF Lips card wallet
T by Alexander Wang Long tunic dress

Did you find any designer items you've been holding out on that are now on sale?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beauty Review: Lancome Show

The new Alber Elbaz limited edition makeup collection "Lancome Show" is a feast for the eyes! Alber Elbaz is the imagination and quirkiness behind fashion label Lanvin. These products are all based on the most important feature to Alber, the eyes. Like many of Alber's illustrations, eyes are the attention grabber & also on the product packaging. And who isn't a sucker for awesome details! Which is why I was immediately sold. I had to buy something.

I picked out the Lancome Show Definicils mascara. The original Definicils has rave reviews. I've never tried the Lancome Definicils before, so I am unsure what the difference is with that and the Lancome Show version. The only thing I can tell is that the packaging is way cuter and it only comes in "Extra black." Lancome Definicils line does not offer Extra Black.

Watch my Instagram Short Clip of the compact in action!

During the release week, Lancome (online only) was offering a free gift with purchase. A cute Lancome Show double mirror compact with Alber's illustration. The compact alone was definitely worth it, for $29 I got the Lancome Show Definicils and bonus compact. That's a deal to me!

* The compact is no longer available online, but you may be able to pick one up at your local Nordstrom Lancome Show event: check Lancome Facebook for events.

Here's my review:

With just one coating I wasn't able to notice much, but 3 coats of mascara was all I could layer without the brush getting stuck midway through. 3 is enough for lengthening and definition. A very light application and pretty long lashes as promised. As you can see not a dramatic change in my eyelashes, but they are more noticeable and outlined well for a nice improvement to an everyday look. I noticed the mascara did not smudge, even when I rub my eyes gently. And it came off without a big mess with a cotton ball and eye makeup remover. If you are searching for volume this one is not for you, you might want to try out the other selections, like Hypnose Star, or Doll.

Having some fun letting Alber Elbaz transform my profile pic into high fashion art!
Try it out here:

Did you have your eye on any of these products?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Big Spender or I'm Saving for Shoes: The Striped Shoe Trend

I'm sure a bunch of you have noticed a trend of gorgeous black and white striped shoes on bloggers and style icons. And I'm in love with this chic combo.

While the Zara coveted version is not too far out of reach at $79 (*Update as of 6/21, Zara is having a sale! Making these $59*), some of us girls got to have some left over cash for maybe another pair of shoes right?

So I present to you my look for less, would you spend big on the Zara version or maybe pass and save for shoes (literally) at a bargain price on a Sam Edelman from Marshalls at $39?

Even better, a flat d'orsay style at (MMC) for a very satisfying price of $23.40!

All pretty cute and stylish choices right? Although I'm drawn to the flat style since I will get more use out of these pretty shoes. How about you? Which style is your favorite?

Shop them here:

Zara: Black and White Combo Heels $79. Now $59
Sam Edelman: Go fashion hunting at your nearest Marshalls for $39 for the best deal!
MMC: Frances-1 Striped D'orsay Flats $23.40

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kate Spade New York: Sale Alert!

It's one day only people!

Here are my favorite items under $29.

Bow Shoppe Little Shiloh: Was $58 Now $25
Say Yes Call Me Necklace: Was $78 Now $19
Gumdrop Studs: Was $38 Now $19 
 Comic Gia: Was $78 Now $29

And my favorite statement makers under $49.

Black Tie Optional: Was $148 Now $49
 Stripe Setting Short Necklace: Was $128 Now $49
Carrol Gardens Bryan Bag: Was $198 Now $45

Is there anything that you've been wanting and waiting for it to go on sale?

This is the last week to enter my GIVEAWAY! Don't miss your chance to win a timeless dress. Enter here: and share with your friends!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Pin-Worthy OOTD

If you like it then you should've put a pin on it! I think that's how the song goes...

I have a new growing obsession, brooches. And when you mix that with my love for cat related things, well I just cant get much happier with the pairing.  I styled my vintage gold cat brooch with a cardigan and a bright blue blouse. I love the color combo together.

Wearing: Vintage Brooch by Classic Loot, Cardigan by H&M (old), Blouse by Nicole Richie for Impulse, Vintage Purse-a find while vintage shopping in Arizona.

I scored this statement making brooch over the weekend at a San Jose art festival called SubZero. My main reason for going was to do some vintage jewelry shopping from my new favorite San Jose based shop Classic Loot. You can often find her at local festivals or you can shop online:

I love one-of-a-kind jewelry and I was blown away when I found this cat brooch! Kind of purrfect. I love the how the cat has his reflection showing in the mirror, how clever is that?

This brooch makes a lovely addition to my collection. 

What kind of collections do you own?

Don't forget to enter to win my Giveaway! I'm giving away one vintage inspired Shabby Apple Dress.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Giveaway: Win a Shabby Apple Dress!

 **Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all that participated and a BIG congrats to Erica G.!**

Guess what? I made it to 600 followers on Facebook this month and hopefully 1,000 soon! I feel like it's time to give back with a very chic giveaway. What do you think?

If you are not familiar with Shabby Apple yet, well you should be! I love their inspired vintage clothing. Each dress on the Shabby Apple shopping website is like taking a glimpse at an era. Fashion inspirations and styles from vintage to retro, it's like playing dress up. Which I love. Especially when it comes to my favorite fashion icon Audrey Hepburn. Her style was everything. The iconic look from Breakfast at Tiffany's comes to mind.

And since The Fashion Palate's all time favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany's I thought it was fitting to choose the very well named "Moon River" dress from Shabby Apple as my giveaway dress.

If you seen the movie than you remember the song "Moon River." 
Gets me every time. 

And how pretty is this charcoal stretch sateen dress? Features a wide boat neck fitted dress with cap sleeves, tapered skirt with 4 tiered ruffles at the waist to give it that peplum look.

 Yes, you could win this ultra fab, oh so classy dress!

Imagine channeling socialite Holly Golightly 
and partying the night away in this ensemble! 
All that's missing is your "no-name-slob" of a cat...

You are going to love this classic dress with a peplum twist! It will sure to be a staple in your closet and perfect for any event, wedding, dinner date that you have planned this summer. 

No plans made? In the true style of Ms. Golightly, this is the perfect party crasher dress.

Good luck! **Very Important**Make sure to follow ALL the Rafflecopter rules and leave me a COMMENT below about why you should win this dress and be sure to leave your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. I will be announcing the winner, after chosen through Rafflecopter, on my Facebook page and I'll then shoot you an email.

PLEASE Read the fine print on my Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway ends: June 20, 2013 12am PST.
You must live in the US to enter.
Winner receives 1 "Moon River" dress delivered by Shabby Apple.
The Fashion Palate is not responsible for damaged, unclaimed or undelivered gift.

Photos via IMDB and Shabby Apple.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tulle Half Yearly Sale

Tulle is having a half yearly sale RIGHT NOW. That means incredible low prices for super cute girlie outfits. Use code "halfandhalf" to take 50% off their sale. Now that's a good deal.

Ends in 3 days, so get shopping while the good stuff is still there!

Here are my faves for the summer season:

Garden Party Dress: 
Petal Peaks Romper:
Brunch by the Beach Dress:
Contrast Center Panel Peplum Top:
Peek-a-boo Peter Pan Dress:

Those prices are INSANE.

I'm still deciding what to choose for myself! What are you going to grab?