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Flash Sale: Shop E.vil 35 % off with code EVIL35

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Authored by: Manhattanite

Screen shot 2013-08-23 at 8.01.43 AME.vil is, by far, one of the most unique clothing lines I have come across. The designs are bold and edgy. Every time I review a new collection of theirs, I find looks that are new and refreshing. Some popular looks have included graphic tees styled with large hairpieces and funky earrings (a fun look that looks inspired by a Cyndi Lauper video!) The Fall 2013 collection focuses more on giving off a rock & roll vibe. Screen shot 2013-08-23 at 3.02.47 PM

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Flash Sale: Shop Blaque Label 35% off with Code BLAQUE35

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Authored by: Manhattanite

Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 2.59.50 PMAgain and again, I preach the ideology that if you’re going to splurge, splurge on dresses! Why do I love dresses so much?I find them more comfortable, more convenient, easier to style, and altogether, more flattering!  I’ve been told I “clean up  nicely”, when in reality, it takes me a minute to throw on a simple black dress and heels. Blaque Label dresses are highly coveted for their beautiful designs. Whether you choose a classy high-low, or a daring deep V dress, you’ll look fierce!

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*Offer expires Aug. 22, 2013 at 11:59 P.M (EST)*

Flash Sale: Save 35% on SAUCE with code SAUCE35

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Authored by: Manhattanite

Screen shot 2013-08-07 at 12.24.11 PMWith school right around the corner, I’ve compiled a list of wardrobe necessities. What tops the list so far?

Graphic tees.

They’re edgy, they’re comfortable, and they’re the best foundation pieces of any outfit. When I want to dress casually and stylish at the same time, I turn to my graphic tees. They’re simple, yet fun. My go-to looks involve pairing the the graphic tee with a long cardigan, tucked into either a tight skirt or high-waisted pants. I love wearing denim as a bottom, such as the Siwy Camilla Cut-off Shorts in Acid featured below!

Siwy Camilla Cut-Off Shorts in Acid

 Sauce has some of the best graphic tees that can be dressed to fit your style!

> Shop Sauce 35 % off w code SAUCE35

**Offer expires 8/15/2013 11:59 PM (EST) **

Save 25% on ALL orders with code: JULY!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Authored by: Manhattanite

This 95 degree weather we’ve been having is a daily reminder that it’s SUMMER TIME! Shop for your summer must-haves today and check out this list of my personal favorites!

Screen shot 2013-07-16 at 6.40.05 PM1. Swimsuit. Whether you’re clad in a patterned Shoshanna Ikat bikini, or a frilly L Space bikini, enjoy a sun-kissed day at the beach in style.

> Shoshanna Ikat Print String Bikini Set, Original:  $143  Sale: $42.90

2. Beauty Products. Maintaining your hair and skin is a necessity! I recommend using Cake Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder to feel fresh amidst all the heat and humidity during the summer.

> Cake Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder for Lighter Hues, $18

3. Havaianas.  Flip-flops are a smart investment for the summer, but I specifically love Havaianas because of their variety, comfort, and reasonable price!

> Havaianas Slim Trendy in Ocean Green, $26

4. Sunglasses. Aviators. Square Frames. Rimless. Pick your favorite pair of Gucci sunglasses to bring together your outfit.

> Gucci Medium Square Frame Sunglasses w/ Web Plaque Logo & Web, $295


*Offer expires 11:59 P.M., July 24th.*

Upbeat Denim For Spring/Summer 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Authored by: rebel_chic


Spring forward to a brighter season with the latest denim additions to Manhattanite. Choose from a muted eggplant to vibrant bursts of blues and reds this Spring/Summer 2012 as it promises to be a kaleidoscopic adventure for those who seek it.

The signature Siwy styles, Hannah and Camilla have been updated with trendy pops of colors. Those who are familiar with this brand should have no trouble at all finding a perfect shade.  For I, myself have fallen for the Hannah in “Honeymoon”, a luxurious and playful take on a neutral hue.

Feeling a bit quirkier than usual? Then Blank denim’s tangerine spray-on skinnies might just be the winner. The skin tight fit comes with a good amount of stretch, encouraging easy movements to keep the wearer comfortable and positive as the color represents.

There’s a subtle option for those who are not sure if they can handle all the attention in such sprightly wear. M2F Denim’s aesthetically vintage jeans may just be your cup of tea. Their stonewashed denim come in inky purples, traditional blues and lusterless red. It could be your little way of taking part in this season’s positive take with color.

Bohemian Flair

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Authored by: rebel_chic


The latest additions to the Manhattanite shop are flowered with hints of  bohemian influences. From Wildfox’s screen printed shirts featuring feather graphics to J.J. Winters easy-to-wear suede fringed bags, there is no excuse not to adopt a liberating attitude to dressing right now.

Not only is the J.J. WInters suede fringe bag a strong piece towards bohemian style, it can easily be adapted for a country and western look. There is a perfect day-time everyday version in taupe and also a mini version available in both taupe and navy, which I find suitable for both day and night. The best part is, both styles are perfectly priced so you won’t feel the pinch while having just saved yourself from a exhausting hunt for the perfect simple suede fringed bag.

Whilst the light blue hues of Siwy denim’s latest offerings in the hannah style are easily the first pieces to go to, especially with dreamy wash names like “fall in love” and “first love” to set the mood; I had felt that the boot-cut style “Harley” would add a more natural aura around the look. The best thing is, most of the Harley washes are now on sale and I have found myself inclining towards the light washes “Freedom” and “Lilt”.

Picture Alessandro Ambroiso in the Wildfox Light Feather Boy Tank in Heathe Gray, J.J. Winters Suede Fringed Bag in Taupe and Siwy Harley Jeans in Lilt with a pair of plain Havaianas for the perfect example of this carefree look that I have in mind right now. Now pick your bohemian-flavoured piece and live free today!

Chaser Rocks!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Authored by: rebel_chic


My search for a reliable source of vintage rock and roll t-shirts can finally come to an end. Strategically placed rips? Check. Well-stretched necklines which look like the washing machine has taken its toll on it? Check. An intangible relaxed look overall? Check. Doesn’t cost me over $100 just because it’s vintage or looks vintage enough? Check. Uh huh – Chaser, you have got it right.  The invitingly comfortable, thin and soft fabric of their shirts are great for slouching around the house in to keeping it cool with a statement jacket like Nicole Richie (see above). This is one must-have for all to indulge in, all at a reasonably price of about $50 per piece.

All Chaser pieces on Manhattanite can be found here.

Dress down in plaid like a celeb!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Authored by: rebel_chic


Definitely a wardrobe essential, plaid shirts are a common interest between celebrities and are constantly on the celebrity style radar. Channel a grunge look with a pair of equally classic doc martens or smarten them up with well-fitting jeans and a pair of comfortable wedge heels. Whichever way you choose to wear it, it is dead easy to look comfortable and cool at the same time.

Rails offer a variety of plaid styles and cuts so it’s safe to say there is enough plaid to go around with! I especially love the short sleeved cropped style which will look adorable with a flirty above-the-knee skirt and a pair of lace-up wedge boots. It also comes in navy blue!

If it’s chilly where you are now, the long sleeved button-down version also make a great layering piece with a warm coat and tough looking boots. The best bit however about these shirts are that they are all just under $100, of good quality and have a narrow cut. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Mackage: Utilitarian Chic for the Masses

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Authored by: Birdie

I’ve been browsing outerwear as fall flurries into our fair city.

Voom - Eva Coat, on sale at Manhattanites

Voom - Eva Coat, on sale at Manhattanites

While my newest acquisition is this cute swingy, 60’s-esque coat by Voom, I can’t help but drool over Mackage’s prim-but-utilitarian, ultra-tailored, super-luxe coats.  It’s neo-victorian meets urban dwellers and it somehow seems so right for the season – whether the look is ultra ladylike, or military-inspired.

Mackage- Quinn Coat

Mackage- Quinn Coat

Ladylike bell sleeves and the extra length in the back offset the oversized collar and pockets.  The look is militant, but soft.

Mackage - Gia Coat

Mackage - Gia Coat

With a nipped in waist, cowl neck and large buttons, this coat has a futuristic ladies-in-menswear feel.  I see oxfords and slim suit pants; silk and leather gloves.

This next coat is my favorite from the group…

Mackage - Trixie Coat

Mackage - Trixie Coat

Victorian puffed sleeves in a slim cut and a center yoke give this coat a vintage feel in a streamlined modern way.   It says “high-street urban gamin” – ultra tailored, without being overly fussy.

And as fall rolls it’s way into winter, ladies will be wearing these in style.  The looks are modern, but not overly forward – they are looks that will last!

My Concert Outfit & Current Obsession

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
Authored by: rebel_chic


A few weeks ago I went to an awesome outdoor concert dressed like that! This was me in the changing room after work, swapping a skirt for my new Siwy camilla shorts in Fascination wash, which at the moment are my favourite shorts. I have been wearing them on the weekends ever since I got them almost a month ago! They are great for lazy summer days when you just want to put on a loose tank or shirt on, the crazy dip dyed print just makes the entire outfit less dull. I definitely got a lot of stares wearing them and love it!

On the other hand, I am rather smitten with this Chrissy L attraction ring at the moment. I love the look of uneven glass stones together, it reminds me of how much we forget about nature sometimes. It makes me miss the beautiful cliffs back where I used to live in Swansea in the UK. To have it on my finger would probably become a permanent fixture. I do get attached to jewellery, like the crucifix that I am wearing in my outfit above.