IMG_20140119_052300-624x1181Some may not be familiar with the acronym LBD, so let me start with that… ‘)

LBD is short for Little Black Dress.

 The LBD is one of my recommended “must haves” for every fashionista/womans closet.  You may be wondering, what makes a little black dress the “perfect oneAND how much should this “perfectLBD cost you?

20140119_090845-e1396020237520-576x1024There really is a “perfect” little black dress, but I believe there is a perfect one for each and every occassion! 😉 You can have one that’s sophisticated, one that’s simple, fun, sexy, spunky and/or funky…… get my drift? ‘))

In other words, NOOO you don’t have to have just one and YES there is definitely more than one “perfect” LBD for each of us!


** A few CHICified things to keep in mind when LBD shopping or hunting:

1)  ALWAYS try it before you buy it. Many times it can look drab, boring, ill-shaped or down right ugly on the hanger, but sometimes those odd little gems are the “perfect” ones. Believe me…that’s what happened to me with my “hanger ugly” little gem. ‘)

LBDedit-488x1024I passed it and passed it and passed it, but something about the fabric and the neck line was very appealing.  I decided to take my own advice to just try the darn thing on! To my pleasant surprise, I was blown away by the cute style, incredible fabric, flattering fit and then….THE PRICE!!!!  Holy Canoly!!

Let’s just say I most certainly did the FAB FIND HAPPY DANCE in my dressing room!! 🙂


I accessorized my LBD this time with a vintage leather purse, a gold bangle and necklace. I added some spice to my ensemble with burnt orange tights and black suede pumps. I did a topknot to accentuate the neckline and topped it off with a bold red-orange lipstick.

OK, I know you’re thinking…there’s no way SHAYZON is going to leave us hanging on the price! LOL… Of course not!!! It was……… $8.00!! I kid you not!!

Totally DEAL GURU Worthy!

2)  When selecting an LBD, keep the type/s of occasions in mind that you are purchasing it for.

3)  An LBD is an asset because that one dress can become a multi-event garment.  By adding different jewelry, shoes, bags, tights, hairstyles, scarves etc. your one LBD can look like 10 different dresses.  ( Don’t shy away from adding color to your ensemble.)

4) Select styles that are timeless vs trendy , well tailored and most importantly, styles that accentuate your most flattering features and assets. Stay away from styles and cuts that make feel self conscious and/or insecure. ( There isn’t one particular style that’s recommended for an LBD, go with what looks amazing and makes you feel confident. )

5) SHAYZON’s RACK ATTACK recommendation is to shop and scout department store sale racks, resale stores, boutiques, consignment shops and definitely thrift stores. ( Usually we find the most fabulous things when we don’t need them, so always keep an eye out for that gem before you actually have an event that may require it. )

You most certainly don’t have to break the bank to have “THE PERFECT LBD“.








There she was, sitting pretty in the window on a beautiful sunny day, waiting for someone to see her and to fall in love with her enough to take her home. ‘)

Well here came SHAYZON driving by and completely taken by the Fabulous Vintage Green Dress in the window.


I immediately pulled over like a crazy lady, parked illegally and ASSUMED it would fit!! 😉

Bought her, took her home and low and behold…. it was WAAAY TOO SMALL!! 

The top of the dress wouldn’t zip close if I paid it!  I tried every possible contortionist move. LOL…

I just had to find a way to make this fun, flowing, a-line vintage piece work!!!


As I stared in the mirror, laughing at how hilarious I looked trying to zip it up, I got this brilliant idea to cut off the top of the dress and make it into a skirt!!  I immediately got a hold of my amazing seamstress, who has been with me through my many thrift and vintage reinventions. ‘)

I asked her to remove the top section completely, take a bit of fabric from the hem of the dress to create a waistband and to replace the zipper. She took on the challenge and a few days later,

VOILA!! ‘)


It’s so awesome to reinvent Vintage and Thrift finds into unique pieces of your own!


With my little skirt all ready to go, I was in the mood for pop, contrast and texture!  I paired a bold black and white stripe fitted top, leopard print pumps and a leopard print belt with my bold green skirt. Finally, I topped it all off with gold accessories and a chocolate brown clutch. Oh yes, how could I forget, my cappuccino shades!  😉


Note: I totally went against one of my rules for buying VINTAGE and THRIFT!

ALWAYS, ALWAYS try things on, NEVER ASSUME it will fit!!!

****The cut of styles, the designs, and the size charts were very different in the past, so naturally the fit of clothes from the past will also be very different.****


Outfit Info:  Skirt: Vintage Store (50% off), Pumps: Aldos (on sale), Top: H&M (on sale), Tights: Anne Klien (Marshalls), Belt: R.J. Graziano (NYC Flea Market), Clutch: BCBG (Thrift Store Find), Jewelry: NYC Flea Market



Hello my name is SHAYZON and I AM A SHOE ADDICT! ‘)

Wondering if you may be too??

a27ce01fb691b4f0a61c902b68304a5f-1Well…let’s see:

1. Do you literally get goose bumps or chills when you see that certain pair of shoe goodness?

shoeblog3edit-200x300tumblr_lxnxdyyOOj1r8qecvo1_500-231x3002. Do you have visions and dreams about those killer pairs of shoes that you may have decided not to purchase?

3. Do you store your shoes in boxes or bags in your closet?

4. Do you place your newly bought shoes on the passenger seat so you can take yet another look at them before you get home?

5. Do you have multiple pairs of shoes that have not yet been worn?

shoeblog6-195x300a338a58abdd3b289de9f1012e6498189-1-300x2256. Have you EVER taken your shoes off during bad weather so your “shoe babies” don’t get soiled?

7. Do you have driving slippers in your car so the heels and back of your shoes won’t be scuffed?

8. Do you know where every single pair of shoes reside in your closet?

9. Do you plan your outfits starting with your shoe?

10. Do you have names for your shoes or shoe collection?


Drum roll please?? Eeeeeeeeeee ‘)

If you have answered yes to 5 or more of these questions, then my darling………. You are officially a SHOE ADDICT!!

Not to worry, SHAYZON has your FIX!! ‘)

TIP 1. If you love stylish shoes and budget is a priority, please don’t deny yourself of blissfully scouting designer stores or browsing online. Keep yourself abreast of the styles you love, because many times off price stores, inconspicuous boutiques and even thrift stores will surprise you with that style you love for a whole lot less. That’s what I call a SHAYZON FAB FIND!

7e7422241e1e0b7f7437626ddb101e7a-200x300TIP 2. Keep a mental or written list on hand of the shoe(s) you feel are necessary but missing from your shoe collection, so when you’re out and about you can be an intelligent shopper by adding not only the shoes you want, but the shoes you need.

TIP 3. If budget is no issue, then shop away! Try not to continuously buy the same pair (same style & color) multiple times! (You’re wasting a new style opportunity.) 

We SHOE ADDICTS cringe when that favorite shoe has given it’s all and you realize you can’t find a replica!!

* If…. there is that special pair that you wear frequently or have as a staple shoe (very comfy, goes with everything) in your collection, if possible, I do recommend getting that second pair. Reserve it for when the other one must be placed into retirement. ‘)

SHAYZON’s Tips on how to resuscitate and prolong the life of your favorite shoes, coming soon!!



 H2T (head to toe) PEARLS!!


Gone are the days of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 

when elegant strings of pearls like those donned by the great Audrey Hepburn, deemed adequate to making a girl feel feminine and noteworthy.


NOW, it’s ALL about PEARLS FROM H2T (head 2 toe)!!

Who can forget Lady Gaga who took it most literal a few years ago! Well since then, designers have continued to creatively incorporate this delicate gem into every aspect of fashion.

From the edgiest to the chicest, priciest to the cheapest, pearls are now attainable by all and has been embraced by many.


Are you a Pearly Princess??

I sure hope so!  BUT….

If not, you most certainly should give it a try!! ,)


Well you know SHAYZON has got you covered with tips!


A simple way to try a trend or experiment with fashion, is to start with accessories.

For the daring, try pearl shades! (Total DIY project that can cost you under $10) .


For the fashionista, strings of pearls (genuine or faux) will always be a hit!


For the confident, a wedding gown adorned with pearls from H2T is a sure way to make a statement of your PEARL PASSION!!  ‘)

Don’t ever be afraid to experiment with something new!