Coveting: Ruffle Pencil Skirt from Neiman Marcus

This week I was on the Neiman Marcus site and discovered this delectable ruffle pencil skirt from Thakoon that I am now coveting. You have to admit, it really is sensational.

It reminds me of the fuschia Marchesa ruffle dress Vera Farminga wore to the 2010 Academy Awards that was abounding in ruffles. In this neutral color with only one ruffle, it’s a lot easier to pull off.

As glorious as it is, at a cool $670, it’s up there with the cost of rent, so I will continue to covet.

What are you coveting this spring?

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Tabeez Modest Clothing

Recently I discovered Tabeez.com, a clothing retailer dedicated to modest clothing in the New York/New Jersey area.  Tabeez has some great modest clothing pieces with a twist that are bound to add some spice to your wardrobe.  Tabeez is having a tempting summer sale with 70% off their summer pieces :)

Here are a few modest pieces from Tabeez I couldn’t help but share.

Tabeez Modest Clothing - double belt turtleneck $58
Tabeez Modest Clothing - double belt turtleneck $58

Turtlenecks and gray are perfect to transition into fall.  Love the retro military feel of this top.

Tabeez Modest Clothing - Sleeveless Silky Top w/Ruffles $17.40
Tabeez Modest Clothing - Sleeveless Silky Top w/Ruffles $17.40

Orange and ruffles — two great loves.  This top would totally match my tangerine nail polish today!

Tabeez Modest Clothing Tiered Skirt $78
Tabeez Modest Clothing Tiered Skirt $78

This tiered skirt is so flamenco to me!  I can’t get enough of it.

Tabeez Modest Clothing - Seamed Pencil Skirt $20.40
Tabeez Modest Clothing - Seamed Pencil Skirt $20.40

And the classic black pencil skirt, for a great price!

Which can you see yourself wearing?

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The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway!

August 1, 2009: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Have you ever had a hard time finding a modest swimsuit that covered your midriff and still looked fabulous?  Good, I’m not the only one!  If you’re unsatisfied with your swimsuit collection and want something new and flattering to walk down the beach in, you’re in luck!

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The Mod Bod has generously donated a swimsuit for one lucky Cable Car Couture reader!  Will it be YOU?!

The Mod Bod is modest clothing company that was established in 2004 by Shellie Slade who was tired of having to hunt high and low for modest clothes for her daughters.  This year they launched their Swim line that has been incredibly popular!

Aubrey Swimsuit from The Mod Bod
Aubrey Swimsuit from The Mod Bod

My favorite piece from their Swim collection is the Aubrey (pictured above) with ravishing ruffles that hide a tummy — fashionably!

The Marjorie Swimsuit with Swim Skirt
The Marjorie Swimsuit with Swim Skirt

All the suits in the Mod Bod Swim line are modest two pieces and interchangable with options like retro boy shorts and swim skirts for the gal that wants to keep covered poolside.

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Even pregnant women are in luck with the Mod Bod Swim Collection!  Their swimsuits can accomodate a growing tummy.

To enter the contest is easy.

  1. Simply visit The Mod Bod website and leave a comment on our blog, telling us what your favorite piece is from the Swim Collection!
  2. For an extra entry, subscribe to Cable Car Couture’s Email Newsletter in the top right hand corner — you’ll get notifications about amazing giveaways like this one!
  3. For an extra entry, Tweet about The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway Contest on Twitter!  Be sure to leave the URL in the comment.
    Example: “Enter to Win a FREE Mod Bod Swimsuit from @cablecarcouture! Contest ends 7/31/09. http://bit.ly/hoQug Pls RT!”
  4. For an extra entry, update your Facebook status on The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway Contest.
  5. For an extra entry, become a Fan of Cable Car Couture on Facebook!

NOTE: For ease in tabulating entries, please make a separate comment for each entry.  Thank you!

Contest closes on Thursday, July 31st, 2009.

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What to Wear to a Wedding

I’ll bet we both know people who are getting married this summer.  If you have been wondering what to wear to a wedding this summer, look no further!  Cable Car Couture did some sleuthing and found some fabulous dresses to wear to weddings this summer.
Geena Dress by IGIGI $98
Geena Dress by IGIGI $98

IGIGI specializes in fabulous clothing for women sizes 12-32.  This classic dress in berry is fully lined and has a fun twist in the front to spice things up.  Since we’re all about supporting local business, IGIGI is designed and made in San Francisco, CA.

Mossimo® Black Shirred Dress w/Tie Back $19.99
Mossimo® Black Shirred Dress w/Tie Back $19.99

Here’s a little black dress you can wear again and again.  Wouldn’t it look great with a bright belt or scarf to add some color and pizzazz?

Shabby Apple's 90 Words/Minute Dress $64
Shabby Apple's 90 Words/Minute Dress $64

This fabulous turquoise dress from Shabby Apple is not only great for solving the “what to wear to a wedding” dilemma, but can be worn all year round!  The tie at the neck is darling.

Heart & Soul™ Ruffled Henley Dress $28.80
Heart & Soul™ Ruffled Henley Dress $28.80

This flirty ruffled Henley dress from Kohl’s made from stretch cotton is a perfect, comfortable choice to wear to a summer wedding.  The tie back allows you to adjust your size accordingly.

MikaRose Hollywood Dress $84.99
MikaRose Hollywood Dress $84.99

If the wedding calls for more of a formal flair and you’re wondering what to wear, consider the vintage-inspired Hollywood dress by Mikarose.  This gorgeous charcoal dress is will compliment your curves and can be worn again for your formal ball this Christmas.

Calvin Klein Cardigan $49
Calvin Klein Cardigan $49

Since finding modest dresses is a challenge, you may want to invest in a cute cardigan, like this Calvin Klein cardigan, to throw over a strappy or sleeveless dress you fall in love with.  You’ll get lots of mileage from a basic black cardigan like this one!

As a final tip, whatever you do, DON’T wear white to a wedding!  It’s the brides’ day and there are lots of other beautiful colors to choose from!

Have you decided what to wear to the weddings you’re attending this summer?

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Swimsuits That Hide A Tummy

It’s a fact.  Women have a hard time finding bathing suits that emphasize the right places and hide the other places for the perfect fit.  One common request by women is for bathing suits that hide a tummy.  Cable Car Couture has found some fabulous suits that help hide a tummy so look no further!  You’ll definitely enjoy these incredible suits we found!

Land's End All-over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit $59.15
Land's End All-over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit $59.15

This swimsuit from Land’s End is made from slimming material and has rouching detailing along the side.  Rouching is a great tool to hide a tummy as it disorients the eye and de-emphasizes your tummy.  For women that burn easily, the material on this suit has built in 50 SPF to prevent from burning in the sun.

The Mod Bod Aubrey Swim Top $49.95
The Mod Bod Aubrey Swim Top $49.95

The Aubrey ruffle swim top from the Mod Bod is the perfect remedy to hide a tummy in style.  The darling ruffles hide your midriff while still making a fashion statement.  Plus, The Mod Bod is a local Utah company that specializes in modest clothing and swimwear and we love supporting local business!

Land's End Solid Ruffle TrimLine Tank Swimsuit $43.50
Land's End Solid Ruffle TrimLine Tank Swimsuit $43.50

Black always makes you look skinnier, right?  This V-neck swimsuit, complete with control lining, draws the eye up, a great tool to hide a tummy.  Especially for women that have great shoulders, flatter those assets!  This suit also has SPF 50 protection.

So, as a review.  Look for rouching detailing, a v-neck swimsuit, ruffles and built in control in a swimsuit to hide a tummy.

Look forward to see you looking fabulous poolside!

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Swimsuits that Maximize a Smaller Bust

Earlier this week, Cable Car Couture featured bathing suits that minimize your bust.  This segment is especially for women that want to find a swimsuit that maximize a smaller bust.

You’ll find it’s all in the details!

Downeast Basics Santa Monica Swinsuit $26.99
Downeast Basics Santa Monica Swinsuit $26.99

These fabulous ruffles on the Santa Monica Downeast Basics swimsuit do an excellent job of creating a fuller bust.  LOVE the shape of this neckline and the ruffles.

Hapari GNO V-Neck Tankini $48
Hapari GNO V-Neck Tankini $48

Bold prints like the one on Hapari’s GNO V-neck tankini are great for maximizing smaller bust.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, too–all of Hapari’s swimsuits have hidden pockets specifially for Illusions, Hapari’s silicone breast inserts.

ModBe Cheetah Bandeau $38
ModBe Cheetah Bandeau $38

The bandeau style is particularly flattering for smaller busts, like this ModBe Cheetah Bandeau top.

Cinched Bandeau One-Piece Delia's $33.50
Cinched Bandeau One-Piece Delia's $33.50

This cinched bandeau one-piece from Delia’s adds extra interest and oomph, a great way to maximize a smaller bust.

Lime Ricki Sophia Polka Dot One-piece $60
Lime Ricki Sophia Polka Dot One-piece $60

Polka dots, like on Lime Ricki’s Sophia one-piece, makes things interesting and are flattering on a woman with a smaller bust.  Love the unique style on this neckline.

So if you’re looking for a swimsuit this season to maximize your smaller chest, don’t underestimate the power of the details.  Bold patterns, ruffles, rouching and bandeau tops will augment a smaller chest for sure.

Which suit appeals to you most?

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Forever21 Launches Love21: Which Do You Love?

Forever21 launched Love21 this week, a new contemporary sophisticated collection with lots of fun details.  There’s lots of delightful ruffles and gathers that make Love21 a pleasure to behold.

Here’s some of Cable Car Couture’s favorites from the Love21 collection.  Tell us which ones you love best!

Ribbed Neck Babydoll Dress $24.80
Ribbed Neck Babydoll Dress $24.80
Tropical Floral Dress $24.80
Tropical Floral Dress $24.80
Chiffon Hook Eye Blouse $15.80
Chiffon Hook Eye Blouse $15.80
Kaye Embroidered Tunic $27.80
Kaye Embroidered Tunic $27.80
Chiffon Sleeve Knit Top $19.80
Chiffon Sleeve Knit Top $19.80
Tie Belt Gauze Tunic $19.80
Tie Belt Gauze Tunic $19.80
Watercolor Floral Chiffon Shirt $17.80
Watercolor Floral Chiffon Shirt $17.80
Lexi V-Neck Slub Top $15.80
Lexi V-Neck Slub Top $15.80
Pleat Trim Dolman Top $24.80
Pleat Trim Dolman Top $24.80

So from these pieces in Forever21’s Love21 collection, which could you see yourself wearing?  Is Love21 fabulous?  Or is it a flop?  You decide!

To see the entire Love21 collection, visit www.forever21.com.

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