Wednesday, April 30, 2008

That New New for You You (Rogan Gregory for Target)

It's Me, Beaches!

StyleScrybe's 'scapin to sunny Miami in a few weeks, so I've been scopin' out swimwear and stuff for my trip. Imagine my excitement when I find out about Target's newest GO International line by New York-based eco-chic designer, Rogan Gregory! Available from May 18-June 28, the entire line is made using environmentally sensitive materials. I'm talkin' cute swimsuits, chic shorts and dope dresses. (Too much alliteration?) Now, my whole "wild out" wardrobe won't come from the line (I know... again lol) . However, the items below will definitely be in rotation.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Just for Fun

I Believe in Yesterday

Oh Yesterday, (ooooh) all my troubles seemed so far away... (singing like ole girl from EnVogue)

Sigh... StylesScrybe feels a little nostalgic today. It seems prom season is about to descend on my area, and I can't help but reminisce on those days back in ____ (ahem, none of your business, lol), when I frantically searched for shoes and accessories to go with my gowns. (2 proms in 5 days!) I've decided to answer my inner teen prom queen's call by perusing the prom guides. My, my how things have changed. Hemlines have gone sky high, and girls have gotten plenty adventurous. Just check Lydia Hearst's ensemble by Heatherette (cute but not quite my speed). She did a whole photo shoot for ELLEgirl, though... and there are some pretty hot Louboutin pumps on set (see!).

I'm thinkin' me and my squad should have our own little pretend prom this weekend (you should have one too and then tell me how it went).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Shop to Save (Because Saving $$$ is Good but Saving Lives is Best)

Earth to Everybody

What did you do to help save the planet today? I know you couldn't possibly have forgotten that it was Earth day. (It's a darn shame that we need a day on our calendars to remind us to take care of our home). This post is so late because I was out picking up litter and um planting trees (OK... you're right... StyleScrybe doesn't like dirty hands). Still, I do always recycle, walk whenever possible and buy green here and there. Plus, I'm definitely copping this "Do Something" fitted tee from the Rainforest Site. The dopest (yeah I just said dopest lol) thing about it is that if you look closely, it actually suggests some Earth-saving activities. For every one of these tees sold, 1145 square feet of rain forest will be preserved. As an added eco-bonus, for a limited (yet unspecified) time, the Rain Forest Site folks are celebrating Earth Day by planting a tree for every order completed at the Rainforest Site Shop. So, if you didn't hug a tree today or find some other way to give Mother Earth some much-needed TLC, maybe you should "Do Something" by ordering your own eco-chic tee. They also have plenty of other cute clothes, accessories and jewelry over there, so look around.

Monday, April 7, 2008

That New New for You You (B-R goes G-R-een)

Fly Green Banana

A tipster from, the online home of one of my go-to glossies, just informed me that Banana Republic's Green line is a go today. Designed with Banana's already-loyal customers in mind, the 50 piece capsule collection doesn't stray far from BR's signature style (great for gals who go straight from their day jobs to their night lives). The fact that the pieces are made of organic Turkish cotton and linen, soy-silk blends and bamboo is merely a karmic bonus. As eco-icing on the cake, Banana is now using recycled packaging and energy-conserving light bulbs in stores. When you have a few minutes, Banana split from the office, and go get your Green on (look for the little green elephant emblem to make sure you're picking the right pieces). In the meantime, let your fingers to the skipping over to to get more details and see more images from the line.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might (Rock On, Barbie)

Let's pretend I won the lottery, had a visit from my fairy godparent (he or she's out there somewhere, I just know it) or found some other way into a whole lotta chedda. If said fantasy were to come true, please believe a MAJOR shopping spree would be very close to the top of my to-do list. 'Til that happens, let's play a little game of "that's my I-C-E."

Me & You Together Gonna Shine 'Til the End...

When you hear the term "Best Friend", who (or what) comes to mind? StyleScrybe immediately thinks of a chick who's been there "from the nada to the Prada", literally (her name was immortalized by a Cool & the Gang song... mad cool points if you can guess). However, for countless girls (of all ages), that term conjures images of Barbie dolls and/or diamonds. If that group includes you, check this, you can now rock (pun intended) the iconic childhood companion in the most grownup of ways (if your pockets are right). I just got word that Mattel (the company that pulls Barbie's proverbial strings) recently inked a licensing deal to create Barbie Rocks by Layna and Alan Friedman, a new line of precious gem-encrusted baubles inspired by the queen of glamor, herself. If you don't mind going without the jewels, you can cop a simple sterling silver dogtag for $225. Doesn't that all but defeat the purpose, though? If you're gonna do it, do it like Babs would- all the way fly- and go for one of the pave pieces. It'll cost about $2900 at the most, so let's get one in each color. (Close your mouth... we're wishing here, dahhhlings.) Seriously, though, you'll get some karma points because partial proceeds will go to the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.

If anyone's wondering what gift you should send me in gratitude for some helpful tidbit, I'll take the black Barbie dressed in... yep... diamonds.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Just So Ya Know... (Fahionable Mutual Funds)

Investing in Style

Sooo... Stylescrybe isn't the savviest when it comes to stocks, bonds and savings. With the economy in its current state, though, she figures she'd better learn sooner than later. (Seriously, how's she gonna buy shoes on Social Security?) It all just seems so confusing (not to mention borderline boring), though- bull, bear, buy here, sell there... sigh. Alas, there's hope. You know how when one of your friends shops at a certain store all the time, you say, "you should own stock at _____"? Well I think the folks at Thrasher Funds heard that statement enough times and took heed. They've come up with the GendeX Fund, a mutual fund that invests your money in fashion, beauty and tech companies that are probably already getting your money. I'm talking American Apparel, people, and you can start with only $100 and then $50/month. Now, even I know to read the fine print and talk to a live person before forking over any dough. However, in the meantime, visit their MySpace page, check out Thrasher TV on YouTube and register to win a super-cool "Save" bag (pictured above and also available in Fuschia!).

**Disclaimer- StyleScrybe isn't a financial expert, and you assume any and all responsibility for what happens between you and the Thrasher folks.