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Must Haves: West Elm Tote Bags

West Elm Market Totes found in stores

West Elm Market Totes found in stores

Every “green” hostess with the mostest must have a cute tote to carry around for her groceries and any fun party items she finds along the way. I personally always feel like I’m a bag lady. Constantly running around and carry tons of different satchels, one for my gym clothes, one for Olives toys, my purse. Well, now you can shlep in style ladies. I love these two West Elm tote bags. They are super kitschy and cute and are big enough to hold a lot of stuff. I am partial to the french bulldog. Wonder why! These babies will cost you $18 and they are very durable!

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Note- The online options vary from what are in stores so check out more options in store like the French Bulldog and “Can It” totes!

Football Nail Art

Football Nail Art

Football Nail Art

The football season has begun and what better way to dress up than with football nail art! The Hostess Handbook suggests you have a little nail station set up at your football viewing parties or bring the products with you and paint guests nails. How fun! This is also soo on your young, broke and fabulous budget! No need to go out and get a jersey for $50 bucks, these nails are a perfect way to show the football spirit!

Here’s What Ya Do

Get yourself a white nail art pen and brown nail polish!

Paint your nails brown and let them fully dry!

Take the white nail art pen and draw one line horizontally at the top and bottom of the nail. Draw three smaller lines in the middle of the big ones and another through them going vertically! Voila! You have FABtastic football nail art for the fall!

 

Do you have fun nail designs for the Fall? E-mail me your pics and I will feature them this week! If not leave a comment with some design ideas and I will try them out myself.

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Reverse Kitty Skater Dress

Reverse Kitty Skater Dress

Reverse Kitty Skater Dress

It has been a while since I featured a perfect party dress and I think this one is worthy of the comeback! This cute kitty dress from Urban Outfitters is oh so FAB for someone who is feeling a little frisky! This number is sexy in the back with black mesh and hipster cute in the front for a fun, flirty look!

Sexy Back

Sexy Back

I am totally seeing you rocking this reverse kitty skater dress at a bar party on the lower east side or at a Silver Lake hot spot! The hostess always wants to get the party started and make people feel at home and free to have fun. This dress will definitely spark a good time!

Budget Find @ $68.00!

Reverse Kitty Skater Dress  Urban Outfitters

Reverse Kitty Skater Dress Urban Outfitters

Hot Summer Hat

BCBG Summer Hat

BCBG Summer Hat

Memorial Day is right around the corner and everyone needs a hot summer hat to sport at the BBQ’s! I found this amazing BCBG hat with “sunglasses” on the rim and absolutely love it! You can actually see out of the frames of the sunglasses and the hat comes down far on face so that the sunglasses are at your eye line! Super kitschy and so unique for a pool party!

The perfect summer hat

The perfect summer hat

Mother’s Day Darling Dresses

Anthropologie is killing it this season with the cutest dresses for spring! I am so obsessed and wanted to put a list together of my favorite finds for Mother’s Day darling dresses. All of them are uber feminine and would be perfect for a family brunch or get together! What is your favorite?

Cloverlace Dress

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Anthropologie.com

Rosamund Midi Dress

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Anthropologie.com

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Anthropologie.com

Cherry Drop Sheath Dress

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Backless Red Lace Dress

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I am sooo obsessed with lace and this hot backless red lace dress is sure to be a show stopper for the hostess with the mostest! Its a bit fancy without being over the top and above all super duper fun for a sultry spring soiree! This backless red lace dress can be found at Urban Outfitters and is so on your young, broke and fabulous budget! Grab this find for $79.00! Pair with fab gold wedges and you are set!

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Sole Society Sparkle Flats

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I love these Sole Society sparkle flats for the hostess with the mostest! They are super cute and totally on your budget at $49.95! These shoes are perfect for all your spring and summer garden parties! I always prefer flats over heels and these are a top pick for they are wonderfully dainty while still making a statement! They are whimsical, fun, funky and fresh!

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Coachella Fashion

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Coachella is coming up and everyone in LA is gearing up for a crazy weekend in the dessert. Of course, this crazy weekend is not only about the music but also about the fashion and most definitely not about camping in the dessert! Pa-lease! You need to be oh so boho chic for this glorious music fest and I have found just the bag for your travels! Your gonna need a lot of water and other things to conceal in the bag soo this large leather strapped H and M bag to the max is perfect! I love the colorful tassels against the black and white pattern. Perfect for the Coachella fashion scene! And the best part? It is oh soooo on your budget at $24.95! You will probably have to throw your bag away at the end of the trip so go for something fun, funky and cheap!

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Ted Baker Bow Belt

The Perfect Party Belt

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I am obsessed with bows and pink so this little number really hits the spot! What a fun accessory for spring and summer! This Ted Baker bow belt also comes in a FABtastic yellow to brighten up any outfit! Now, this belt is a bit of a splurge worthy item but it can be worn with so many things and really will make any outfit stand out! A good hostess needs a pink bow belt right? I found this belt at Asos.com for 64.84 which is much less than what you will pay at a department store!  Uhhh sooooo in love!

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I wore this Ted Baker bow belt on Good Day LA last week and everyone absolutely loved the way it looked. It is a show stopper for sure! 

Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress

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Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress

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Last weekend LA was a buzz with Oscar parties and so I made my way to the Montblanc Pre- Oscar Party Brunch on Saturday at the Bel Air Hotel. It was absolutely wonderful with the best food, champagne and of course stars! The decor was very garden party brunch esq and I had to find the perfect party dress to compliment the affair! Que the Anthropologie Jardim Lace Dress! The minute I saw this pink floral lace number I knew it was perfect and I was head over heels! This dress is a SPLURGE worthy item coming in at $298.00 but so worth it if you will be going to a lot of garden parties this spring or weddings! Honestly it is one of the prettiest dressed on the market and can be worn to an array of gatherings!

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Sole Society Bow Heels

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Sole Society Bow Heels

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I am so obsessed with bows and a good deal and these shoes have both! These Sole Society bow heels are to die for and only $59.95! What a steel! The dark beige will go with everything this spring and add a cuteastic factor that every good hostess needs! I have also worn these shoes and know that they are super comfy and look great on! The silver trimming adds a little pizzaz to the suede shoe and definitely makes them more fun!

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Good Day LA

Good Day LA

 

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Yesterday, I went on Good Day LA to model some Valentines Day fashion finds with style expert Jamie Krell! I had such a great time and got to rock some awesome bow shoes from Sole Society and absolutely love everything they do! Its my new obsession. Sole Society delivers the hottest shoe trends to your door at affordable prices. I’m talking the cutest shoes ever for $49.00! Yup! Most of their shoes, and all trendy and fab, are usually $49. Honestly such a great find!

Sole Society Shoes

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H and M Striped Dress

H and M Striped Dress

Be bold this new year in a fun black and white striped dress from H and M! This number will definitely make you a hit at any party. If you got, it flaunt it girl! Pair with a great black and gold studded purse and heels for a killer look!

 

This striped dress screams sexy jail maven for Valentines Day! Just a thought!

The Perfect Party Lips: Violent Lips- Glitteratti Collection

If  ever there was a time to take sparkle to the next level, its New Years Eve! The Violent Lips Glitteratti Collection of lip “tattoos” are super cray cray and so holiday appropriate! You will definitely stand out with your sultry lips! Don’t worry, The Hostess Handbook wouldn’t lead you astray, these “tattoos” are not permanent!

Red Valentino Glitter Pumps

Glitter Bow Pumps

If these are not the most amazing party shoes, I don’t know what is! They are also super festive for the holiday season! Give me bows and glitter and I am in heaven! However, these are definitely a splurge worthy item and I’m saying roll out the big bucks. If it makes you feel any better they were originally $450 and now down to $315! My advice? Keep an eye on these bad boys and grab them when they go on sale even more! Uhhhhh great find! You can buy these Red Valentino glitter pumps at SAKS...of course!

Red Valentino Glitter Pumps

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