Friday, December 31, 2010

Shopping the Sales:Trip 3

Today I went to the mall... again but this time with one of my friends. The sales seemed to have gotten better. Some of the best stores we went to were Bath& Body Works, Hollister, Delia's, and American Eagle. In bath & body works a lot of their merchandise was 75% off and some was 50% off. Most everything in the store was on sale and I got two ornaments for less than $1! My friend got a fold up bag for about $1. In Hollister, everything in their store was 40% off- including clearance! I didn't bring much money so I ended up only getting one thing- a summery gray shirt for less than $5!(It was $4.74 including tax.) My friend got two tee shirts for a great deal also. I was the only one who ended up getting something in Delia's which happened to be a coat and a bag. The coat was about $45 and the bag was $4. If you are in need of a winter coat or graphic tees then Delia's is the first place you should head. Neither my friend nor I ended up getting something at American Eagle but we both came close. All their clearance was an additional 30% off and they had a bunch of cute summery shirts that would end up costing $7-$12. That's a great deal considering the original price! I still haven't taken any photos but later I will and I'll upload what I've bought in the last few days.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Trend: Sequined Minidresses

As new year's eve parties start to approach, more and more people are buying their "party" outfit. This year, sequined mini dresses are popular and many stores are selling them. Myself, I am not going to try this trend but are you? Have you already?

The dress to the left is from Forever 21(costing $19.80)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SALE! (Round 2)

Today I went out to finish my post-Christmas shopping. I went to Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Forever 21 was a nightmare; the lines to pay and to try things on were ridiculous. Charlotte Russe, however, was amazing! They called it their "blowout sale". It almost looked as if the store was going out of business. A lot of their clothing was only $5 or 2 for $5 and some for $10-$15. Their ballet flats were only $10 a pair and their clearance shoes were selling for $5 a pair! In addition, all of their other shoes were only $20- including boots! Belts, tights, some jewelry and their lingerie were on sale also for incredible prices. I ended up getting one pair of brown wedges for $5, the heel is high but I know that come spring they will probably be one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Later I'll post a picture. So have you done any good post- Christmas shopping?


The other day I went shopping at Urban Outfitters and H&M. Their deals were amazing! In Urban Outfitters all of their clearance was an additional 50% off to the price on the tag. The checkout line was crazy but the dressing room line really wasn't that bad. In H&M they had their $5, $10, $15, $20, 50% off sale. It was pretty good but not amazing, Urban Outfitters was better. The dressing room line was horrible and it seemed like I waited forever but the checkout line wasn't that bad. I got four items in total; three from Urban Outfitters and one from H&M. From Urban Outfitters I got a denim skirt, a white floral dress, and a blue dress for only $5 each! In H&M I got a floral dress for only $10! I barely had to pay any money for all of this because in addition to the sales I had a $20 mall gift card! I was so excited for all of my finds and later I'll post pictures.

Jeans & Prices

The other day I went shopping, hoping to buy a pair of jeans. I, unfortunately did not get a pair of jeans because I bought a few other things but now I'm aware of all the jean prices which I'll list below.

American Eagle-$30-$45(They are on sale right now)

Urban Outfitters- Jeans(BDG) starting at $29( another sale)

H&M- about $40 but their whole store is having a sale so you could possibly pick jeans up for just $15!

Delias- $40-$45 (they have an ongoing promotion for buy one get one 50% off on their jeans however so you could get 2 pairs of jeans for $60-$68.)

Charlotte Russe- $30-$40(these jeans go on sale sometimes though so if you can wait a while and watch the prices you could get a better deal.)

The jeans in the picture are from Charlotte Russe.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Poll Results: Favorite Stores

1. Forever 21
2. Charlotte Russe
3. Thrift Stores
4. Victoria's Secret
5. H&M
6. Sephora
7. Urban Outfitters
8. American Eagle
9. Hollister

Book Review: Style by Lauren Conrad

Yesterday, on Christmas, I got the book Style by Lauren Conrad. I love to read and finished the book that day. The book was great! I really liked it. Here is my own version of a book review.

New Information:7/10. It introduced some new material to me but I already knew a lot of it.

Information about wardrobe basics: 9/10. It talked about this topic all through out the book, not just in one chapter. Also it provided good information about building a wardrobe.

Information about clothing fit: 8/10. There were parts of the book soley devoted to this but as far as giving tips for certain body types, Conrad gave more tips for petite girls.

Information about hair: 6/10. The information was good but basic.

Information about makeup: 8/10. Again good information but not tips for everyone.

Information about putting outfits together: 5/10. Conrad didn't really hit this topic or didn't hit it well in her book, Style.

Information about the organization of a wardrobe: 9/10. Very good- always my favorite part of fashion/ style books!

Look:10/10. The cover is gorgeous of course but the inside is also quite pretty.

Overall:8/10. I enjoyed the book very much, I would recommend Style to anyone who loves fashion and to read.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Banana Republic Faves

I was browsing the Banana Republic website and these pictures are a few of my favorites. Also, Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fashion Interview #1

Girl interviewed: Missi
Favorite Store: Charlotte Russe
Favorite Item at store above& why: Lingerie because it looks good on.
Style: Chill, casual
Biggest Fashion Mistake: runny makeup(not really fashion but she wouldn't give me any other answer.)
Biggest Personal Fashion Mistake: Repeated outfits too many times
If she was given $1000 to spend on fashion, what would she buy?: A wedding dress( at age 14? whatever thats her- not me!)
Favorite shoes: mocassins
Favorite accessory: rings
Inspiration: myself and her dog, Bella
Celebrity with the best style: Whitney Port

Favorite Bags from Urban Outfitters

I absolutely love these bags! They are so pretty! Don't you think that the little mouse coin purse is adorable?

Favorite Dresses from Urban Outfitters

These dresses are sooo chic! I lovvvvve Urban Outfitters! Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

10 Fashion Resolutions for 2011

These are more like guidelines to being stylish. I follow them anyways but they might be new to you so take a look.
1. No sweatpants outside of the house- enough said.
2. No sneakers with skinny jeans- very unpolished.
3. No necklaces, or perhaps just a simple necklace, with one shoulder dresses/shirts.
4. No chipped toe nail polish if you are going to wear sandals.
5. No Uggs- they are ugg-ly.
6. No jeans that create a "muffin top"- very unattractive.
7. No bra straps showing- I hope you already knew this!
8. No necklaces with cross body bags.
9. No clothing that is too small- even shirts with long sleeves that are too short look bad.
10. No clothing with a name brand written on it- like shirts that say Hollister in large writing on the front.

Another Fashion Don't

Every one makes fashion mistakes but one of my least favorite is when people wear skinny jeans with sneakers. Converse look fine but those athletic sneakers? They've got to go! Wearing skinny jeans with athletic sneakers gives any outfit an unpolished, unsophisticated look. This is a look that should never be desired. Were you going for a sloppy look, Lindsay?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Party Outfit

Holiday parties are always fun and getting dressed is at least half the fun, right? This outfit would be great to wear to any party.

Starting the outfit simple, I chose a LBD. When dressing up or down, picking a LBD is a great way to go. You can use it as the "canvas" for your outfit and create a thousand different looks.

Next, I added tights to add a dose of color to the outfit.

To add some shine to the outfit, I threw in some sparkly jewelry.

Finishing off the outfit would be a pair of simple black heels.
Voila! A chic ensemble perfect for any holiday get together.
*All clothing & accessories are from Forever 21* (I love that store!)


As winter has formally begun, more and more wintery clothing starts to emerge. One of my favorite winter pieces is a scarf. They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, prints, and fabrics. Besides adding to the appearance of your outfit, scarves keep you warm! Warm & chic- always a good combination. So, are you feeling the scarf love?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fashion Don't

Just because it's winter and there's snow on the ground is no excuse to wear sweatpants 24/7. (unless you are going to be outside for an extended period of time.) You may say it's "comfy" but really you are just making yourself look messy. (like in the outfits above.) And please- lose the UGG and fake UGG boots.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

10 Top Gifts

It's Christmas time! But there's one problem- what do you get your fashionable friends? Below are the top ten gifts for girls who love fashion(to give a friend):
1. Dangly earrings
2. A winter scarf
3. A necklace
4. Pajama bottoms- preferably long
5. A bottle of nailpolish
6. A button up cardigan
7. A charm bracelet
8. A fashion magazine- besides Teen Vogue and 17(a lot of people subscribe to at least one of these magazines.)
9. A makeup bag
10. Body spray- I love the Victoria's Secret PINK body spray

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Shopping Mania

Today I went shopping- at two different malls and a few other stores. Let me tell you some deals out there right now are incredibly good; if you want to put up with parking and large crowds:). The best deals were at Charlotte Russe today.(charlotte russe is my favorite store btw) Everything in their store was 50% off. Tops? yes. Skirts? yes Bags? yes. yes to everything! I got some cute jewelry for my friend for a great price and two tops for only $15! One top was a solid lace long sleeve shirt. the price? $5!(I just love that store!) And the other top was a silky pink tank top- its soooo gorgeous and only $10? heck yes! So what do you think are you going to brave the crowds for a good deal?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winter Coats

As everyone knows winter is approaching and the temperatures are dropping. While some may just start throwing on a ratty old sweatshirt to keep them warm, some will explore the options of the 2010 winter coats. I am one who would like to have a nice coat that is stylish and that keeps me warm. A month or so ago, I bought a coat at Delia's. The reason I liked Delia's coats this year was because their coats had a slight touch of vintage and militaristic detail. I bought a blue one to bring out my eyes but all the colors and styles were attractive. The other place I saw good winter coats at was Charlotte Russe. I'm sure there are many more stores with good coats so are you going to go hunting for your perfect coat?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vintage or Modern?

This ring recently came into my possession and I absolutely love it! The flowers are blue which you can't really see in the photo and the metal is a gold metal. So what do you think is it vintage or modern? In my next post or comment, I will reveal which it is.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Charlotte Russe or Coco Chanel?

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at Plato's Closet because I wanted a few new pieces to add to my wardrobe. I have to say Plato's Closet is quite impressive- many things sold there still have original tags attached. What I got though was an amazing deal! I got a Chanel look alike jacket for only ten dollars! Originally the jacket was from Charlotte Russe and I couldn't believe my eyes. Ten dollars as opposed to hundreds of dollars. So don't be judgmental, give Plato's Closet a chance.

Favorite Sites

Everyone has their own favorite websites and I am no different. I really enjoy fashion but also like art so my favorites reflect those interests. Below are my favorite websites:
1. they sell art, art supplies and also vintage pieces. You can get a one of a kind piece or sell art, art supplies or vintage pieces. What a great deal!

2. How could I not like my own blog?

3. this is a wonderful site that gives you trendy, fashion DIY activities.

4. they have everything on this site!

School-boy Fall Look

I have a new favorite trend this fall: the school boy look! This look can be described as a trend with boyish shapes and pieces that represent school. Some examples of this style are the letterman jacket, blazers, v-neck pullover cardigans with a straight shape, boyfriend jeans, and boyfriend sweaters. It looks the best if you only wear one or two pieces like this at a time and if you add a girly touch to the outfit. So how do you like this style? Do you love it or do you hate it?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Summer-Fall Mix

I love this time of year for many reasons-the fresh feeling of school starting again, the crisp scent, the colorful leaves and most importantly to this blog- the mix of fashions. By mix of fashions, I mean combining your summer clothing and fall clothing. This could be grabbing a high-waisted spring skirt and an obviously wintery cardigan or cuffed jeans, a halter top and a cute cardigan and heading to school. On weekends, you can grab shorts and a schoolboy-shaped cardigan and look effortlessly cool. One of the reasons I love this is because it is amazingly simple yet very stylish. So do you "mix" your clothes and love the result? If not, give it a shot and maybe you'll fall in love!

Friday, September 17, 2010

DIY Fashion

Grab your needle and thread, your safety pins, your glue gun or whatever and get crafty. I made a tank top over the summer by layering safety pins at the top and today for the first time, I wore it. You would not believe how much people liked it or how people were impressed that I did that. You can do the same thing by creating or reinventing a shirt, a bag, old jewelry, etc. When you wear it you will not only feel fashionable and unique, you will also feel proud of the item! So are you going to get crafty?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hot New Trend: Lace

Personally I love lace and the sweet vibe it gives off. Currently lace is very in. The great thing about this trend is that the lace can be worn so many ways. I've seen lace in jewelry, lace in skirts, lace in sweatshirts, lace dresses, shoes covered with lace and so many other creations. You can decide to play up your girly side and pair the lace with other romantic pieces or you can rock a tougher look by adding rugged boots or a leather jacket. I, myself, tend to steer more towards the girly lace. So what do you think? Are you going to give it a try?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Old Becomes New again!

This season vintage looks have been everywhere from the runway to fashion magazines to your local high school. The use of winged eyeliner, socks with heels, modest necklines, and textured fabrics have become very chic. Think where you live that it's impossible to get anything vintage? Then you are wrong! You can shop at thrift shops, little markets, antique stores and online( is one of my favorite sites)to get a unique piece. And if you think wearing vintage is gross, don't fret there are sites online that make clothing that looks like it is vintage. Want to see these trends on paper? Look in the september issues of Lucky and Teen Vogue and the August/September issue of Justine.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hey guys! So school has started back up and all the new trends and looks are very stylish! But my new obsession would have to be with tights! Yes, maybe you can't wear them quite yet but in a few weeks you'll be able to pull them out and add instant glamour to your style. My favorites are sky blue tights, black with black dots tights, simple plain black tights and crocheted tights. Most likely I will pair them with a simple dress and then pile on the accessories- there are soo many ways to have fun with it! So what do you think? Are you going to whip out tights any time soon?

*****Also, if you are a shoe lover like me you might like this link to some of the ugliest shoes ever

Thursday, July 15, 2010

4 Simple Style Tips

1. Make sure your jewelry matches- it may seem obvious never know.
2. Invest in classic wardrobe pieces to up your style and have more outfit options in your closet.
3. Dark rinse jeans are great for dressing up an outfit.
4. If you want an edgy look throw on tough boots or a tough jacket with a flirty or girly dress.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What every girl should have for Back To School

Before you go out and buy all the latest trends for back to school, there are a few key pieces you should invest in. Trust me, you'll wear these ALL the time!
  • A LBD(little black dress)- Go with a simple one to get the most for your money.
  • A patterned dress- Just make sure it's a pattern you love! Wear it to parties with heels or school with flats.


  • Skinny jeans-no explanation needed
  • Plain skirt- Wear it countless times without ever repeating a look. My favorite colors for a plain skirt are black, red and navy blue.


  • Solid V-neck- I suggest buying many in many different colors! Some good stores to buy them at are Target, Aeropostale and Charlotte Russe.
  • Simple Cardigan- Can be worn over dresses, with jeans or keep you warm in winter.


  • Ballet Flats- Need I say more? My favorite colored ballet flats are pale pink and black. My favorite pattern is plain chettah print.


  • Classic pearl necklace- Fake is just as good-looking as real. Dress up outfits or just add sophisticated.

Have fun shopping!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Join The Club!

Want to save money with exclusive deals? Then sign up for a rewards program! Many stores have them. Below are a few of my favorites.
  • Delias "Rising Star Rewards- Frequent Buyer Card"- Spend $20, get a punch in the card, get 10 punches and get $20 off your next purchase- even if you only spend $20!
  • VS PINK-Join online at and be sent great deals to your email all the time. I've been a member for quite some time and I've gotten free flip flops, underwear, lipgloss, a tank top and so much more.
  • Platos Closet- Spend or sell $10, get a stamp on your card, get 20 stamps and get 20% off your next purchase.
  • Carvel- Free ice cream on your birthday
  • Einsteins Bros. Bagels- Free bagel on your birthday
  • Red Robin- Free food on your birthday

Know any more rewards programs? Feel free to comment below about them!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Trend: The Jeggings

As designers move into designing for colder seasons, new trends start to emerge. One of my favorite trends is the jeggings. Jeggings are jean leggings-a tighter take on skinny jeans. They are popping up all over the place. Celebrities like the Olsen twins and Karlie Kloss are rocking jeggings. You can buy them at many different places including Charlotte Russe, Delias, Macy's, JC Penneys and Sears. They look great with ballet flats and also boots. So go buy some and give them a try, you'll fall in love!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Material Girl

Name of Line: Material Girl
Who: Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Leon(Lola)
Where: Macy's
What: A trendy junior's clothing line including accesories and Madonna-like pieces
Prices: Start around $10
When: August 3rd

I'm certainly going to check this line out!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Hey girls! As back to school slowly creeps up on us, you'll want to get the most clothes at the best price. Right now is an excellent time to buy with many stores clearancing their old stuff out. Charlotte Russe-one of my favorite stores- has a buy one get one sale on a lot of their merchandise including sale. Last week I got two great cardigans for less than $15 combined! In addition they are having a buy one get one for $10 sale on their shoes. Also hit up your Victoria's Secret because their semi-annual sale is going on. I went in today and all clearance bras were $16 and adorable! In addition to that, they had cute clothes- I got a orange sweatshirt for $15. So head out to your mall and explore the great sales!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fall Shoes

Once it reaches September and it's time to say goodbye to your flip flops, you'll have a chance to try out new fall shoe trends. One of my favorite trends for fall which is popping up every where right now are tough-looking boots. You can pair them with a cute floral skirt and solid colored top and you'll look like you stepped out of a magazine. Don't think you can handle shoes that look that tough? Not a problem, slip into some darker colored converses and the look will still be amazing. My next favorite fall shoes are the ballet flats, not exactly a new style but ballet flats can be worn with almost anything. Go sweet and wear them with tights and a skirt, go casual and wear them with jeans and a cute cardigan, any way they look good! My favorite ballet flat patterns at the moment are chettah print, darker colors and pale pinks. What will you be wearing when you kiss your flip flops goodbye?