Summer 2014 — Featured Essentials!


Yes, it’s SUMMERTIME!! So take a look at the various swimwear & beachwear brands featured, with some amazing pieces currently up for grabs. There are options for both men & women. But also included are some fun accessories. And remember, these are just a few of the vast array of options each of these brands have available — check out their website for even more SUMMERTIME FUN! ENJOY!!


Gossard Lingerie/Swimwear — Bandeau Plunge    RB_costume_350_350

3f7dddeca1a9d46fef19a369f0f4a60e                ModCloth“Now You See Me” Bikini

Miss MandalayBlack Haltered Bikini                                                  1366153888-22732200

3151824_0414-km305blackwhite_grande     No Fashion DeadlineTuxedo Swimsuit

Nasty GalMandalynn Betty Swimsuit                                                 15483.0.zoom

janie_one-piece_b_w_floral_1_copy_large                                                       ZinkeJanie One-Piece

Playful Promises Black Aztec GeoPrint                                                      4f4023c63551606a06cd685d4e9a3d025ac44ff3--900x1350auto

m201404191647hve          Jolly ChicPrinted Black Cat 1-piece

Letarte SwimwearKissing Fish Triangle Bikini                               koi-1039m 2006 multi

73_755_1041_740                                               ExpressStrappy Plunging 1-Piece


T42802_638_A_224x224                                                      NauticaNeon Striped Boardshorts

PoloBig Pony Trunks                                                       pPOLO2-18098115_lifestyle_t240

m1125con_nea_1                                       BillabongConquest Boardshorts

PACSUNFox Overhead Boardshorts                               0150010950045NEW_01_047

A5933_NA7259_m                                                J. CrewStriped boardshorts

TopmanBlue floral swim trunks                           33P27HBLE_normal

615_YES_2641-474x654                                           ZanerobeBlack Bandana swim trunks

LacosteCroc Swim trunks                                                 419Q6pcW1cL._SX334_

QORI-MX1_V1                                       Revolve ClothingQuicksilver Boardshorts

BonobosSurfside Boardshorts                                                               swim_boardshort_9in_photosurfprint_tall01


BebeTribal Floppy hat                                                                    rbb-236801-b_w-i1

Soybu-Coastal-Coverup-White-detail                            ActivewearUSASoybu Coastal Coverup

Ramy Brook Tulum                                                               40_Cover ups-128_Retouch

blackpool_resize                                           Minnie RoseReversible Cotton Twill Hat

Trina TurkPlumas Covers Tunic                                                     TT45150_BLK

40X5159_5061           DesigualShopping Amplio tote

Francesca’sVero Beach Swim Cover-up                      GLT150150J_blue-cl-w350

222915786                                  Heather HueyOld Hollywood

Victoria’s SecretLinen Beaded Cover-up                                              V355412

00088428-01                         Forever 21Seaside Striped tote

Happy 4th of July!!!



Fashion Nexus is celebrating the 4th in true form and style — highlighting and showing off some amazing looks and accessories in either red, white, or blue! Because really, red, white, or blue pieces are not just for the 4th, but can be worn all summer. So enjoy my featured list and comment below with maybe your own 4th fashion style!


19TB                  Hilton HollisMiracle Stretch Architectural Dress

DesigualCapricornio Dress                                  42V2017_1000

57cebba0b7c52d4c3e7e5f92e9a74454                                              ModclothYacht & About Shorts

Francesca’sCroydon Button Down romper  JP1488_red-cl-w350

y5330a334d292a-blbrt-a    CacheSolid Crepe Jumpsuit

RVN Cutout Illusion Maxi RVN Ecom-0451


1-158_1024x1024                                  Tattee BoyMen’s Fitness Shorts

Ernest Alexander“Evans” Button-down              shirt1_all

PA236038_RD07_A_large         Todd SnyderCrimson Basic Chino

NauticaColor Blocked swim trunk                                         T41702_675_A_224x224

Ralph Lauren — Classic Fit “Newport” short                                           pPOLO2-17711329_standard_t240x400

20_550_9223_001                                      ExpressFitted Wheel Printed Collared Shirt


ana-resin-choker-tomato-p0789                                                   PONOAna Resin Choker

BaublebarJewel Chanteuse Collar necklace                      10406_001

Damali_top_t_w300_h300                                       Brilliant Earth“Damali” earrings

nOir JewelryWonder Woman DC Comic ring      wonder-woman

Ted RossiAsymmetric Plate Necklace                 TedRossi100113_0009

giovanna950                                       Dannijo“Giovanna” cuff


ASH_BAG_SS14_201721_F                                                                                  ashlyn’d“Pandi” clutch

Edie Parker — Lara Solid clutch                                                    lara-solid-whitp-feature_1024x1024

12415_Melanie-Raw-Tote_Baltic_F_2048x2048                                                      Joy Gryson“Melanie” tote

Botkier“Cruz” tote                                                   Cruz_Tote_UVI_product_page

perrysatchel_red_a_1                                                    Rebecca Minkoff“Perry” Satchel



Kate SpadeSolid Bowtote                                                                      UVRU0004_643



BIARRITZ_cobalt SIDE_lo                              Matt Bernson“Biarritz” strapped heel

Sophia Webster“Raya” Wedge                                                        Raya-1-(SW058)-1

1919-21-L                                  Chinese Laundry“Ilena-3” Wedge

DSWQupid Gladiator Sandal                                                                        302012_101_ss_01

5017N502.EM8C100_M44_0       Casadei“Summer Weave” wedge

Steve Madden“Germany” flat                                                       STEVEMADDEN-FLATS_GERMANY_RED-NUBUCK


sld-3041 red                                           Letarte Candy Reef 1-Piece

Dolores CortesRed Embellished Bikini             1321_sj


1_1156678_FS        Beach BunnyBeaded Triangle Bikini

KARO Swimwear Sailor Suit                                                                           nyc-fashion-runway-karo-swimwear2

peithoembroideredbustierbikini_ivory_bridal_        Mara HoffmanPeitho Embroidered Bustier Bikini

Nicolita Swimwear“Knotty” One-Piece             2403-0-0_1

Pono by Joan Goodman — Sample Sale is this Week!!


Do you ever see someone on TV wearing an article of clothing, or in this case, a piece of jewelry, & think — “Ooooo, I would love to have that!” Well if so, here is your chance!! If you are a fan of hit TV shows such as CBS’s “The Good Wife” or HBO’s “Girls”, or if you watch Good Morning America or The Today Show, you may have seen some stunning pieces from the bold, statement-making jewelry brand — PONO by Joan Goodman. And with their Sample Sale beginning this week, TOMORROW, now you can shop for some pieces to call your own!




PONO has not only been featured on hit TV shows, but can also be seen with some major features in popular magazines — Glamour (March 2014); InStyle (March 2014); Cosmopolitan (April 2013); & more!


Here are all of the details you need for this Huge Sample Sale —

  • It starts tomorrow, June 9th and goes thru June 13th
  • Cash & Credit Cards will be accepted
  • The location is 347 W 36th St., Ste. 405 in NYC between 8th & 9th Aves.
  • If you have any questions, call (212) 216-0022
  • The sale will be for a variety of bangles, cuffs, necklaces, & more — all 50 – 80% off!!


I can’t express to my readers how huge of a fan I am of this brand! It was one of the first high-fashion jewelry brands I was introduced to and covered on my fashion blog, Fashion Nexus! And since then, I’ve covered updates with the brand many times!

You can also check out how I’ve styled some of the brand’s hottest pieces into my own looks — My Fashion Diary & Fashion Week shows!

dsc00365 dsc00362 Resin Chainlink Necklace

photo-11         photo-3a                 dsc00288

Ice Princess Resin Choker in Seaglow & Grey Glace Resin Cuff

dsc00289                    Classic Resin Chain Link Necklace

dsc00424                              dsc02679

Golden floral bracelet & Alchemy Ana ABS Choker in Ginger

dsc02668 dsc00430   Resin Buckle in Plum Ice

Here are even more examples of the many types of pieces you might come across at this week’s Sample Sale!!

IMG_5137 copy                            P0790 lily


So remember, make some time this week to hit up this sale. And once again, here is all of the information you will need!!





Top 10 Go-To’s for NYE — Under $50!!


There are just 5 days left before it’s NYE! What are your plans? More importantly, what are you wearing? If you are still in need of the perfect outfit, check out my top 10 list of go-to places for NYE attire. The best part is I’m looking out for your budget and these are all for under $50! Most of these places still have some great options from the $50 – $75 range as well, so you may keep that in mind.

Please note, these are online so with that purchase, make sure to express ship to receive before NYE. Or, you can always visit the actual store and see if you can luck out. Tip — Call Ahead! They may be more in the store, but then again, you don’t have to pay for shipping! Here we go, enjoy!




  • Asymmetrical flutter-sleeved foiled dress in shimmery gold$49 — ruching, hidden side zip
  • Asymmetrical flutter-sleeved dress in black (same as above) — $49
  • Sheer-Pieced Tube dress in white — $40 — also available in black; strapless/sweetheart neckline

94_784_7443_766                       94_194_7634_766                      94_194_7696_058

  • Knit Sheath dress in royal blue — $35 — color piping; unique seaming; capped sleeves
  • Leather Corseted Strapless dress in royal blue/black — $49 — ruched skirt
  • Ruched LBD — $44 — gorgeous open-back with thin backstrap across the top

#2 — FOREVER 21

00071378-01                   00063651-02

Semi-Sheer Black Jumpsuit —  $33                                         Beaded Grey Romper — $30

00127120-01                   00065925-02

Sheer Navy Blue BodyCon Dress — $23                             Navy Blue Sequined BodyCon Dress — $28

00111960-01           00088083-02

Black Dress w/ a Beaded Neckline — $30                           Burgundy Dress w/ Cowled Back — $20

#3 — MACY’S          

QMack Black Sequined Dress – $30                                         Calvin Klein Faux Leather Dress — $50

Jessica Howard Jeweled Neckline Sheath Dress — $45

Jessica Simpson Asymmetrical Metallic Dress — $48          

Ruby Rox Belted Strapless Dress — $40                            Trixxi Tulle Dress – $40 – Keyhole Back Cutout

#4 — SEARS

spin_prod_849369012                            1636422002

AX Paris White Bodycon Dress — $49                                         ForPlay Elena Sequined Tube Dress — $48

spin_prod_922428012                                     spin_prod_927842712

Kardashian LBD w/ Lace Sleeves — $31                               Kardashian Red Dress w/ Cutouts — $31

#5 — Charlotte Russe

301531479_008_1                         301497700_160_1            301528992_001_1

  • Glittered Bodice Maxi Dress w/ Sheer Skirt — $35 — chiffon skirt
  • Blue Cut-out Midi Bodycon Dress — $27 — scoop neckline & long sleeves
  • Black Sheer Ottoman Midi Dress — $27

301546899_001_1                  301541223_008_1                   301541173_156_1

  • Asymmetrical Cut-Out Dress — $29 — bodycon;
  • Cutout Color-Blocked BodyCon Dress — $27 — white in the front to create color-block
  • Sheer Blue BodyCon Dress — $27 — sheer long-sleeves; scooped neckline;

#6 — BEBE (tons of dresses under $100!)

rbb-225130-egr-i2                                                               rbb-219344-sil-i2

White Lace Dress – $50 – also in black & red                              Metallic Silver Dress – $40 – Circle back cutout

rbb-181519-swu-i2                                                               rbb-219374-uib-i2

Back Cutout Dress – $50 – Many Colors                                           Mockneck Blue Shimmer Dress – $45

rbb-206616-ncu-i2                                                               rbb-225057-bxy-i2

Blue Ottoman Tank Dress – $49                                                 Ribbed Red Dress – $36 – Keyhole Back Cutout

#7 — KOHLS


  • Lauren Conrad Silver Sequined Sheath dress — $37 — available in black also
  • Chaps Color-Blocked Sheath Dress — $43 — ponte construction; pleated details
  • Vera Wang Pieced Shift Dress — $23 — also available in black; chiffon trim; stretch fabric; scoopneck
  • Black Vera Wang Flocked Sheath Dress — $47 — lace detail; scoopneck

#8 — Belk


  • Tahari Champagne Sheath Dress — $40 — sleeveless; boat neckline
  • muse Color-Blocked Sheath Dress — $32 — concealed back zip; boat neckline
  • Vince Camuto Spike Capped Sleeve Dress — $37 — cowl neckline

#9 — Francesca’s


  • Portofino Violet Maxi Dress — $30 — deep V-neck; gorgeous open spaghetti strapped back
  • Swindon Beaded Dress in Stone — $40 — spaghetti strap;
  • Blairstone Rhinestone Embellished Neckline Dress — $48 — chiffon; hi-lo;
  • Catania Blue/Black MaxiDress — $30 — textured bodice; adjustable spaghetti straps


Quinn Matte Sequined Dress — $40 — faux leather sequins in a geometric pattern; scooped neckline

#10 — H&M

hmprod2                                                               hmprod1

Sheer Black MaxiDress — $18 — sheer chiffon skirt                Black Chiffon Dress — $35 — Back Cutouts

hmprod3                                                               hmprod

Dark Blue Fitted Dress — $40                                                             Black Draped Dress — $30

Get Ready! The PONO Annual Holiday Sample Sale is Here!




PONO by Joan Goodman is a designer jewelry brand I have certainly fallen in love with. I wrote a piece awhile back on the brand and I enjoyed learning about the brand, the designer and of course, the amazing jewelry pieces! It’s been great to keep in touch and so I’m happy to announce their annual holiday Sample Sale, which starts now, December 2nd.

It’s a pretty lengthy sale duration period so make sure if you are in NYC to get out to this sample sale! You have from December 2nd until December 13th. The location is 347 W 36th Street, Ste. 405. As you can see from the flyer above, everything is going to have some major discounts attached, 50-80% off. One of the great things on top of great deals is that the designer, Joan Goodman, will also be around. I find that is very touching and I know as a shopper, I would love to meet the talent behind a designer fashion brand so I hope any customers enjoy that experience! Joan is an obviously talented designer, but also a very kind and welcoming individual. She will be sure to make your shopping experience a great one!

P1193                                        P1202

There is going to be a great selection. I will be sure to tweet some additional photos as the sale endures, so if you don’t already, make sure to follow Fashion Nexus on Twitter. You can follow PONO on Twitter for updates as well. What you see above will certainly be available for purchase — a bold colorblocked choker for $40 from the original price of $205; also, the Masai necklace, on sale for $75 from an earlier $205. And as you can see below, the Italian resin colorful cuffs are on sale for $10 from an original price of $50.

SAMPLE SALE Cuff PicThe sale is for weekdays only from the 12/2 to 12/13 period and the hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. If you have any questions, you can contact by phone at 212-216-0044. You have the chance to find some bold pieces at this sale so now is that time for you to find jewelry you can fall in love with and make a statement! You certainly wouldn’t be alone in doing so, remember, PONO has been seen on TV with the hit CBS show, The Good Wife.

76350_176343619048290_815232_n18658_265602985777_6722576_n     Arboreal Goddess Bracelet                18658_265603010777_7873640_n

So get out and shop away. Also stay tuned for additional sample sale updates. I will also be doing additional posts on the brand for the Spring 2014 season.


If You’re in NYC-Check out the Yumi Kim Sample Sale!!

You might remember a recent piece I write on the featured designer brand Yumi Kim. If not, that’s okay, here is the link so check it out! Yumi Kim specializes in fun floral prints and feminine mystique. So whether you are stocking up for next spring or you want to mix things up for the fall, this is a sample sale you should check out!

100_5551    100_5553      100_5556

There are dresses (shorter and longer), rompers, blouses, shorts, skirts, shoes, handbags, jewelry and more!

100_5558                           100_5545

Check out the flyer below, but here are the basics:

  • Sale started Oct 23rd, but is going on until Oct 27th
  • The location is Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, ground floor
  • The hours are Thur-Sat from 11 am-8 pm and then Sun from 11 am-6pm
  • All sales are final
  • Both cash and credit cards will be accepted

This sale is up to 75% off prices. So you can shop for dresses & rompers for $60, tops & bottoms for $50. Yumi Kim is making an imprint in the fashion industry and has been featured in major fashion magazines such as Glamour & Cosmopolitan.



100_5541                                       100_5542

100_5543                                    100_5550

Fashion Faves & Finds: More Awards & The Perfect Nude Pump

This week for Fashion Faves & Finds, I am going to highlight the best looks, or my fave looks, on the red carpet for 2 different award ceremonies: 2013 Tony Awards and 2013 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards. My fashion find of the week will be devoted to finding the perfect nude pump so we will visit online to my shoe heaven with DSW.

Fave/Top Looks for the 2013 Tony Awards

jane  Jane Krakowski wearing Escada; Photo Credit to US Magazine.

Jane looked like a silvery, shimmery goddess in this Escada gown. The deep-V neck is at the perfect stopping point, not too plunging! The accessories were all on point as well from the silver/metal belt by Maison Martin Margiela, the elegant jewelry, also matching in silver, by David Webb and finally the silver clutch by Jimmy Choo. There is a lot of silver here, but its not too matchy-matchy.

scarjo  Scarlett Johansson wearing Saint Laurent; Photo Credit to US Magazine

Scarlett looked very chic in her black, laced-neckline, minidress, which she perfectly paired with a simple black blazer and black pumps. This is a great look for her and would make for a great go-to of an LBD. The neckline is also amazing in the always trendy lace effect.

MM  Matthew Morrison wearing Brooks Brothers; Photo Credit to Just Jared.

Matthew is quite dashing in a classic black suit, but of course it has a great twist. The matching black and grey striped cummerbund and bowtie creates an overall dapper look.

Fave Looks for the 2013 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards

olivia Olivia Wilde wearing Michael Kors; photo credit to Fashion Bomb Daily.

One can never have too many LBD’s as I’m sure Olivia knows. This black leather and peplum dress was a great choice for the Spike Awards. It combines the perfect amounts of femininity and sexiness. Olivia looks great and I’m sure the male fans at the awards agreed!

Fashion Finds-Looking for the Perfect Nude Pump

I am actually still looking for the perfect nude pump to add to my shoe collection. I have a lighter nude color right now that is by Jessica Simpson. However, I really want to find a great pair, of the same quality and comfort, but that is a darker shade of nude. Actually, one might say its more taupe than nude, but its all in that color family.

Here are some great finds from DSW, which of course also means great prices!

5  Michael Antonio Love Me Patent Pump-$39.95

4Audrey Brooke Gals Patent Pump-$64.95

3Mercanti Fiorentini Leather Peep Toe Pump-$189.95

1G by Guess Veeta Platform Pump-$44.95-MY FAVORITE!!

Fashion Faves of the Week: CMT Awards & NYC Street Chic

Generally each week I will find a male and female celebrity outfit that I deem as my favorite of the week. This week there was one extra award ceremony, on top of the CFDA Awards (click here to read my post on that). The CMT Awards were held this evening so I wanted to share my favorite red carpet looks of the night-top 3 female and favorite male outfit as well. It was hard to pick just 3 as there were a lot of amazing looks, but here are my faves!

JK Jana Kramer wearing PAVONI by Mikael D.-photo credit: Getty Images

I absolutely adore Jana, from her days on One Tree Hill to now being a sensational country artist. I also absolutely adore this long sheer nude and black laced gown. The lace applique effect is such a hot trend right now and has been for quite some time as this is actually from a 2011 collection. There is also a bit of fringe at the bottom, which I think is just the perfect amount to not distract from the other elements of this dress.

CU Carrie Underwood wearing Georges Chakra; Photo Credit: Getty Images

I applaud Carrie for wearing something different and really showing that she can rock any look. I think shorts are very interesting to wear on the red carpet, but this type of event, it really works. Plus, she has great legs so why not show them off! I love the color here in a mint green and I think its always great to show some color. I really like the sheer geometric neckline,

asr AnnaSophia Robb, also wearing George Chakra; Photo Credit: Getty Images

I’m not quite sure why AnnaSophia was at the CMT awards, but nonetheless, she was a breath of fresh air. She also rocked the lace trend in this blush mini with a haltered neckline. All of her accessories and style choices were right on point. She toted a great little black clutch and wore a sparkly pair of open-toed heels. Also choosing to wear her hair in a bun updo was perfection to make this overall elegant and classy look really work.

bP The Band Perry; Photo Credit: Getty Images.

I have to choose the best dressed guys to so this is really all about Neil & Reid. However, you can’t say that Kimberly doesn’t look great as well as she is wearing an long orange gown with pink-laced cut-outs on the side by Oday Shakar. The guys also looked great in their suits with great choices of the navy blue and shimmery grey dress coats.

The next segment here is on a male and female outfits I find right here in NYC, on the streets. There is no celebrity status. These are just your regular, average, everyday people who really know how to select amazing pieces to create their ensemble.


I didn’t catch this gal’s name as she was strolling through Tribeca. I immediately was captivated by this amazing belt, which really tied this whole outfit together. This was a great spring out fit from the silk white capped sleeve blouse and navy blue skirt. The open toed black slingback heels also were great and probably great to walk the streets of NYC.


Meet Rodrigo! I think he looks great with his khaki pants, white undershirt and tan vest. He looks great from head to toe. Some of his outfit came from Ralph Lauren.

Fashion Finds of the Week: Let’s Look at the Maxi

Its springtime now, but summer is fast approaching. I know if I decide to add anything to my spring/summer wardrobe it will be a new maxi dress. I own a few right now, all solid colors, so I would really be interested in a print of some sort. I wanted to focus this week’s Fashion Find section on shopping around for maxi dresses and what sorts of options are available. So take a look with me on some great places to look, some great styles and all at great prices.

Kohls always has a great selection to choose from. Click here to see all of the options. Below are just a few of my faves:

1       2     3    4

There are a lot of great options for spring trends, from florals to solid colors to other bold print. There are some that are a bit more on the casual side to others that are a bit dressier. A great range of price options are also available, but mostly under $100.