Thursday, February 24, 2011

We're moving!

We have a new blog to match our brand new website! Follow us at for all the latest Jupe news!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brilliant Blog: Rockstar Diaries

Say hello to the hottest new trendsetter in the blogosphere. A fellow fashionista clued us into the trendy and covetable lifestyle of D.C. based blogger/housewife Taza as she rears a child, dines deliciously, and rocks fabulous and fashion forward attire.

While there are a ton of new blogs worth reading, Rockstar Diaries is one of our current favs. Check out Taza and get inspired by her outfits, attitude, and amazing aura.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy Awards: The Scandalous, The Scary, The Sensational, and The Down Right Weird

Overall the Grammy Awards last night were pretty great. With Fantastic performances by Eminem and Rihanna , Muse , and who could forget Mick Jagger, the man is 68yrs old  and had  more energy than some of twenty somethings performing. Very entertaining.

As for the fashions of the night there were also some pretty great dresses , but of course the great dresses were followed by some scandalous , scary, and weird (ahem Lady GaGa) dresses.

Lets Start off good with some favorites of the night.

 Hillary Scott, Lea Michele, Eva Longoria, and  Julianne Hough. These ladies looked fantastic , all of them wore dresses appropriate for their body types , each with a little sex appeal and class.

Now on to the scandalous of the night.

I am a big fan of every lady in this category, but not a big enough fan that i wanted to see everything they were putting out there. A rule my mother taught me : It is always better to leave a little for the imagination. But then again i guess some mom's probably said: Hey if you got it ,flaunt it. 

 And now for the scary...

There is not much to say about these looks , excpet for they definately stood out .  Now i hate to put Esperanza Spalding in this category because she did win best new artist and her dress was not terrible, it was the bubble gum pink shoes and the hair that put her in this category. Sorry Esperanza still love your music.

Next up , the pretty fantastic runner ups of the night

  Love all the gold tones and vintage vibes in these dresses. Well done Ladies!

And of course in a category all her own ...Lady GaGa

I think we have all come to realize that it is Hall-o-Ween 24/7 year round with Lady GaGa . From pointed shoulders, arriving in an egg, latex dance costumes, and overly large umbrella hats , GaGa pulled out all the stops for the  Grammys last night. I think we would have been quite disappointed if she hadn't . So, keep doing your thing GaGa because i am sure we will keep watching (and listening) .

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winter Wardrobe Inspiration

Need some fresh outfit ideas to get you through February? Take some cues from these fabulously dressed bloggers-->

Add textured leggings to a basic
knit for an uber current look
Photo Credits: FashionDistraction

Wear all black pieces
together for a European chic vibe
Photo Credits: SongofStyle

Nude heels give an otherwise casual
outfit a dressy and updated boost
Photo Credits: StylebyKling

A trendy printed scarf paired with a high waisted skirt,
black lace-up boots and tights = outfit perfection
Photo Credits: LeFlattery

Monday, February 7, 2011

Color me Red

" The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself . Which is why you should be your own valentine."

We love this quote  because it gives you an even better reason to splurge on some great V-day inspired pieces for yourself. Plus, you don't have to buy a gift for someone else if you are your own valentine.  

But....If you are ever so lucky to have a Valentine besides yourself, and are going on a romantic evening out with the hubby , what do you wear? Yikes.....don't worry we got you covered. ; )

 Here are some of our favorite V-Day looks, simple, easy, and gorgeous!

It is okay to go with the predictable red dress , especially when it is so cute. If you are looking to go with a bit of a different look this black dress with chain embellishments is a great pick! Take it from Kim K and Anne Hathaway , if you go simple add some great accessories.  Your dress does not have to be red on V-day it can be black, purple, pink, orange ....whatever you feel good in .

Nude pumps make your legs look longer and are a great alternative to your usual black pumps. A printed peep toe pump is versatile and adds a little oomph to a simple outfit.

 Enjoy <3 Jupe

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Etsy Inspired Spring

Here at Jupe we love supporting other small businesses like our-self , and we love seeing the great pieces independent designers come up with . So, we have put together a collage of some of our best finds on Etsy,  Etsy is full of spring inspired pieces to help you properly prepare for  the season ahead. Silver Ridge Studio has some of the most fantastic water color fashion illustrations, perfect for bringing some color into your home for the spring. They are extremely affordable and have recently been featured in Lucky Magazine. Sea Of Blooming Dreams are all handmade accessories such as hair pins and necklaces. They are adorable and so much fun , and best of all you can have pieces custom made to fit your style. The Home Centric has some of the most beautiful hand crafted pillows we have ever seen. Definitely worth checking out. River of Romansk has the prettiest selection of delicate feminine dresses.Dresses like these need to be worn with bare feet running through rolling fields of grass and poppy  flowers , or just on a really romantic date. The Etsy shop Hopeless is full of amazing Vintage inspired Handmade silk lingerie. The shop also includes great hair pieces and has some perfect items for Valentines Day.

Jupe <3's  Etsy and Spring!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Styling Tips: Winter

DO: Throw on a fur collar to
glam up your daytime look
Photos Credits: StyleSightings

DO: Pair leopard print and camel together--
it's sophisticated and chic
Photo Credits: StyleScrapbook

DO: Add bright colored accessories to your
neutral pieces for a fun, updated look
Photo Credits: CupcakesandCashmere

DO: Try a shearling jacket over a long
dress for an unexpected yet current look
Photo Credits: KnightCat

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fab Find: Bodycon Fringe Skirt

We are currently adoring our Bodycon Fringe Skirt by Gracia. The bohemian vibe is huge for spring, and this skirt fits right in with the trend. It's a super fun and flirty piece to add to your wardrobe! Although it has a tight fit, don't be alarmed--the hanging fringe makes it uber flattering as it masks and minimizes problem areas. Added bonus? It can be worn with almost any color due to its neutral olive hue.

Want to know how to sport this fabulous skirt? Read on.....

Styling tips:
  • For weekend, pair with a fitted leather jacket, white v-neck tee tucked in, slouchy bag, tights, and flat leather boots
  • For a night out, throw on over a silky low cut tank, structured blazer, sheer tights, big earrings, colored clutch, and sky high booties
  • For vacation or warmer weather, rock with gladiator sandals, a subtle floral tank, and stunner shades

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trend Alert: What's Hot for 2011! Part 2

In our last blog, we revealed that lace, bright pinks and oranges, and printed shorts would be all the rage. Looking for more of spring's hottest looks? Here's more low down...

Sheer tops
Tanks and blouses being shown for spring/resort are super see through--see Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler's interpretations of the trend below. Loving the sheer look but not sure how to execute it? Simply wear a basic silk fitted tank or cami underneath--match the strap shape of your undershirt to the strap shape of the sheer tank/blouse. For those bold stylistas out there, try rocking a printed undertank instead of a solid--it will give your outfit uniqueness and pop. On the bottom, opt for a pencil skirt, skinny trousers or denim.

Photo Credits: HarpersBazaar

Photo Credits: TheVogueCity

Long skirts
Sophisticated and chic, the long skirt is making a comeback in a big way. Not only is it a comfortable trend, but you can easily dress it up or down. Make the look street ready with a tank, tee or blouse--flats for causal or heels for dress up.

See 2011 runway looks from DKNY, Givenchy, Dries van Noten, and Proenza Schouler

Photo Credits: Refinery29

1970's style
It seems that almost every designer on the 2011 runway was somewhat inspired by the 70's era. The catwalk was filled with halter tops, flared pants, caftans, earthy fabrics, maxis, longer hemlines on skirts, and belted waists. Incorporate a few of these styles into your spring wardrobe to stay on trend.

Photo Credits: HeadtoHeels

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trend Alert: What's Hot for 2011! Part 1...

Dying to know the latest and greatest spring and resort trends for 2011? Well fashionistas, you are in luck! Jupe's team of buyers have just returned from their quarterly purchasing trip and have the total scoop on what's all the rage!


Although lace has been big for a few seasons, the pieces being shown for spring are light or neutral in color (tan, white, beige) or black with lighter colored underlay. Check out Dolce and Gabbana runway footage for inspiration--it was filled with pieces constructed entirely of white cutout lace.

Photo Credits: FashionFame

Bright pinks/oranges

Think spring break, Fort Lauderdale in the 80's--the pinker, the better. Hot corals, bold magentas, and outrageous oranges are totally in vogue. NOTE: To avoid an over-the-top look, tone down bold colored items by pairing them with neutrals like grey, khaki, or white--they look classier when incorporated with muted palates.

Photo credits: Fashioncraz

Printed shorts

Whether they are covered in florals, bold patterns, animal prints, or tribal patterns, they are going to be a huge trend for the season. TIP: Stick with small, close knit patterns for a more flattering look.

Photo Credits: UrbanGirlDiary

Want more? Check back later this week for the full 411!