Style-Delights: August 2012

August 28, 2012

Recap: Look Good Feel Better Beauty Editors Day Event at Saks Fifth Avenue

If you are my twitter buddy, you must have known about my participation in the national Beauty Editors Day event at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. The details of which you can read in my article on But in case you missed it, here are some more photos and details of the great event. Look Good Feel Better, the organization helping cancer patients with beauty and hair advice to adjust with the appearance related changes caused by treatments, brought the first ever Beauty Editors Day to US.  LGFB partnered with 32 leading magazines' beauty editors and top brands for a fundraiser and awareness campaign for the organization. 
Beauty Editors of nation's top magazines gather at Saks Fifth avenue, NYC for LGFB event

The event gave customers an opportunity to have a one on one 20 minutes consultation with a beauty editor at a leading beauty brand's counter at Saks Fifth Avenue. The editors discussed the fall trends for beauty and makeup and previewed the latest products while the beauty experts gave participants a mini-makeover. The ticket for the event and consultation was $30 benefiting the LGFB program.

My fun beauty session with Yves saint Laurent lead make up artist Dell and Glamour Magazine Beauty Editor Elaine Welteroth 

Looking Good And Feeling Better - really!

Clockwise from left - Diana Cerqueira and Ilana Blitzer of Health magazine, Louanne Roark, Executive Director, LGFB program
Erica Metzger, Beauty Director, Ladies Home Journal

Leah Wyar, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan

Alyssa Kolksy Hertzig, Beauty Editor, Shape

A participant getting advice from Emily Dougherty, Beauty and Fitness Director, Elle magazine and Dolce & Gabbana stylist at Saks

The Look Good Feel Better program offers free workshops and support to people with cancer to provide lessons on cosmetics, skin and nail care, wigs, turbans, accessories and wardrobe styling to help mitigate the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. Since the program began 23 years ago, it has served more than 800,000 people with cancer in the U.S. and more than 1.2 million people with cancer around the world.
Look out for LGFB Beauty Editors Day next year and make sure to attend and be a part of this wonderful cause.

And now the exciting announcement! The winner of the limited edition Oscar de la Renta scarf is Allison of A's Fashion Files!! Congrats Allison - people from LGFB will be in touch with you shortly!
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August 26, 2012

The Story Of Colored Denim: Inspired By DailyBuzz Style 9x9

My favorite thing about Daily Buzz Style 9x9 is that it shows how a singular trend can be interpreted by different bloggers in different ways! I love reading about my favorite Daily Buzz Style bloggers' take on DIYs, fashion trends, and outfit styles and make it their own. When Daily Buzz Style asked me to put together a post inspired by Daily Buzz Style Top 9, I wanted to tell the story of my own take on a popular trend of the year - colored denim! I wore it all through Spring and Summer and now loking for ways to take it into the Fall! Here is the photo-story of my colored denim - of the ones I have and and of the ones I covet!

Rust or dark brown works really well for fall season. Just add a pumpkin muffin and steaming cup of joe!

Here are some of my favorite colored jeans picks - worthy of buzz, plenty of buzz!
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August 23, 2012

Get Together With Little Artists At Gap Kids “Shine On” Saturday Event in NYC

This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn

For kids clothes, one of my favorite brands is Gap Kids! They have the great quality and cute styles for affordable prices. But this summer they are bringing not only adorable fashion but the family fun in their stores at select locations. Gap Kids have joined artistic forces with craft blogger Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag  for special art projects for kids of all ages! This month on Saturdays in select Gap Kids, you can participate in amazing art projects From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects help kids express their creativity!  The projects were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim - Jewel Box Skinnies for girls (the new skinny jean updated in bright stretchy denim) and Action Stretch Denim for boys (designed for play all day- it’s denim that’s made to move)
If you are in NYC area this Saturday, August 25, head over to Gapkids store located at
122 Fifth Ave (@17th and 5th) New York, NY 10011
The shine on event is from 10am-1PM.
 Here is a preview of what you can expect this Saturday at Gap Kids in NYC!

Unleash the inner artist in you and your kid!! Happy crafting!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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August 21, 2012

Satisfying My Sweet Tooth With Zero Calories Natural Sweetener Nectresse

This post brought to you by NECTRESSE™Sweetener. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love desserts after meals, I love my tea/coffee really sweet  sweet, I always take the bigger piece of pie, thank you very much! Simply put - I have a sweet tooth. But I want to enjoy this sweetness without guilt or love handles! So I am always on the look out for natural alternatives for good old granulated sugar. Lucky for me, my quest has come to an end! I recently discovered the new sweetener - NECTRESSE™Sweetener! Made from a real fruit - monk fruit extract, Nectresse is 100% natural and zero calories per serving!  Nectresse comes from the makers of Splenda Sweeteners and derives its natural sweetness from the monk fruit - a small green melon that has grown in remote mountain regions of Asia for hundreds of years. Nectresse is deliciously sweet with ZERO calories! That means I can have my cake and eat it too! I tried Nectreese in one of my favorite breakfast (and snack) of yogurt parfait I have to tell you, Nectresse tastes as good as the regular sugar with all the benefits of calorie free sweetener! Can't wait to use Nectresse in desserts, pancakes, shakes and smoothies and my favorite cup of tea!  My little one and I had a great time sampling the fruits of my labor! (well who I am kidding, the recipe is super easy and totally guilt free!)

  • 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla Greek (or regular) yogurt
  • 2 packets of Nectresse natural no calorie sweetener
  • 3/4 cup mixed fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat granola
  • Mix Nectresse sweetener into the yogurt
  • Spoon half of the yogurt mixture into a clear serving glass. Top with half of the berries. Top with remaining yogurt, then remaining berries. If you want to make it in smaller servings, use smaller cups and layer the yogurt and berries mixture accordingly.
  • Sprinkle granola on the top

I am not the only health conscious fan of Nectreese. America's favorite journalist Lisa Ling loves it too. See for yourself what she has to say about Nectresse!
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August 20, 2012

Fall Trends 2012 - Part 1

Although it is still summer and temperature is still soaring, there is always fun in planning and readying the wardrobe for the upcoming season of fall - my favorite season for fashion! I have a number of things on my fall closet wishlist and today I am sharing some of them in the first part of the list.  Now on to the hunt for deals and bargains for the fall fashion!

Cape - Laltra Moda
iPad/Tablet cover - Lord & Taylor

What is on your Fall wish list? BTW, here is a great piece to add to your fall closet - an Oscar de la Renta Scarf!! You can win one in my giveaway! Go ahead, try your luck!
And now the big announcement - winner of Jeweliq Giveaway - Jessica from Jeans And A Teacup! Congrats Jessica! Enjoy shopping at Jeweliq and share your picks with us! 
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August 17, 2012

Summer Trend - Beachy Waves, Crochet Top, Bright Accessories

Blue denim and white top is one of my all time favorite combinations. It is as basic as it can be but the possibilities to accessorize the outfit are endless.  Bright yellow bag, deep coral necklace and jade green peep toes (I got them in pink too!) splash the color over this white crochet top and jeans to make a casual outfit look a lot more interesting!
And how about them beachy hair? (which happens to my natural state of hair)
BTW, I am linking up this post at Monday Mingle, see you there!

Top - Kohl's; Get similar here and here
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind; Get similar for Lucky Brand
Bag - Ann Taylor; Get Similar here and here
Colorblock peep toes - c/o; Get 20% off on your purchase with coupon code DELIGHT2
Bracelets - unknown; Get similar here, here and here
Necklace - c/o; Get this (or any other of your choice) in JEWELIQ GIVEAWAY

If you like gorgeous, eye popping, statement jewelry- here is your chance to win a piece of your choice from! Enter my giveaway and follow simple steps to win! Click on the picture below for details!


The giveaway is open internationally! Go ahead, try your luck:-)

For US residents, there is another opportunity to win this gorgeous Oscar de la Renta scarf!
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August 14, 2012

Giveaway - Win A Limited Edition Oscar de la Renta Scarf!

Yes, you read it right! The amazing Look Good Feel Better organization is graciously giving this beautiful, limited edition Oscar de la Renta scarf to one lucky reader of Style Delights. LGFB is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, LGFB 

You can also be a part of an amazing Look Good Feel Better beauty event on August 16, 2012, celebrating Beauty Editors Day in New York City at Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. LGFB and 32 beauty editors of nation's top magazines are joining forces to generate public awareness and fundraising for the organization. The event will provide participants the opportunity to meet their favorite beauty editor at the counter of a leading beauty brand for a 20-minute one-on-one beauty consultation. Call 866-395-LOOK (5665) to make the appointment. The ticket for the event is $30. For more details on the participating brands and magazines, see this.

Now to win this scarf you must -
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(Enter to win @styledelights @LGFB Oscar de la Renta scarf giveaway
Simple, isn't it?
*The contest ends Aug 27, 2012 - open to US Residents only.

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August 13, 2012

Summer Trend - Floral Shirt, Cork Wedges, Colorful Clutches

Are you little sad (just a teeny bit, may be?) that summer is coming to an end soon? Although I love fall and it is my favorite season to dress up, I will miss the sunny bright days (when it is not scorching), lazy evenings, fresh berries and watermelon for lunch and watching beautiful summer sunsets! But every season brings a new hope, new beginnings and new fashion with it, so I guess I should just enjoy the moment and enjoy the today! 

Coral clutch - c/o Sway Chic

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August 10, 2012

Win a Gorgeous Piece of Jewelry - Enter Jeweliq Giveaway!

As they say, accessories make or break an outfit! Good thing is, with you don't have to worry about the accessorizing part - they have curated gorgeous, trendy pieces of jewelry, always priced under $25 (really!!) that will take any outfit up a notch! Eye popping statement necklaces, delicate long layering chains, deliciously colorful bangles and bracelets justifying the term armcandy and day-to-night-fit-for-every-occasion earrings, you can not go wrong with JEWELIQ. Here is your chance to own a glamorous Jeweliq piece - Enter this fabulous giveaway NOW!! Look at some of the amazing pieces you can win!!

Here is how to enter this International (I'll ship the item to you anywhere in the world) giveaway-

Required Steps-
1. Follow Style Delights on GFC HERE and leave your follower id in the comment below
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For extra entries
1. Follow Style Delights on Facebook (2 extra points)
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3. Follow Style Delights on Bloglovin' (leave #follower number in comment) (3 extra points)
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5. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @styledlights and @Jeweliq (Win a gorgeous piece of jewelry with @styledelights and @jeweliq giveaway! Enter here - or however you would like to tweet it!
(3 extra point - you can get 3 extra entry EVERY DAY by tweeting it everyday)

More points you have- greater the chances to win! Jeweliq and I will validate the entries and pick a winner via
Good Luck! Giveaway ends August 20, 2012!
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August 9, 2012

Review of A Less-Than-Perfect Dress

Have you heard of the online retailer I usually like their stuff, although it is a bit expensive for the run-of-the-mill, mas-produced, use-and-throw clothing. (see some of my picks from them herehere and here) I received this dress which is poorly designed with the front that looks like scarp of cloth panels haphazardly sewn together  (it looks much better in the pictures on their website). The material is very cheap looking and feels synthetic. The bow at the neck is supposed to go at the back, but the cut of the dress is so awkward that just to make dress hang on my frame, I had to loop it around my neck and tie as a neck tie. I had received it as a courtesy from to style it on the blog, but if someone has to pay $45 for this, they will be really really disappointed. 
 My purpose here is not to say that all their stuff is bad, but to show you that when buying stuff online (specially from China) make sure you get a good and clear idea of how the piece of clothing might look in real life! I have nothing against them, but I don't want to say great things about a brand just because they sent me free stuff. I value my readers more:-) I have withdrawn my blog from their sponsorship program given the fact that I won't be able to dilute my reviews under the sponsorship obligations.
Can you see the ugly bisecting stitching right in the middle of the dress??

Bangles - c/o; Similar Here
Bracelet - Forever 21; similar Here
Press-on manicure nails by imPRESS Nails
The dress may not be perfect, but these shoes (c/oMyHotShoes) sure are! Get them or any other shoes you fancy from and get 20% off with the coupon code DELIGHT2
*EDIT - BTW, My blogger friend BravoeRunway pointed out that this dress is a knock off from the Marni for H&M Collection. I guess they used the scarps and cuttings form Marni factory to whip up the look-a-like!
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