Saturday, August 27, 2011

10% off in my etsy shop!

Hi! This weekend, my mom and I decided to offer 10% off everything in our etsy shop because of Hurricane Irene. It's a crazy hurricane and we hope every one is safe. It is supposed to hit Richmond later today but it's already rainy/ stormy right now. Use coupon code IRENE to get 10% off this weekend. That means my lace tops are only $9 + tax& shipping! Also, lots of new items will be added this weekend because I am pretty much trapped inside. Click here for my etsy shop.

And the winner is...

The results are in. I have my giveaway winner! If you won, I will contact you via an email or a blog comment. Thanks to everyone who follows my blog! 77 followers!
And the winner is....April Cheung! Congratulations April! I look foward to seeing what you choose from my shop. And to those who didn't win, I am going to have another giveaway soon. I will have a giveaway when I reach 100 followers and when 50 items are purchased from my etsy shop.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Florals

Hi! This is my first outfit post in a long time! As we get closer to and into fall, expect a flood of outfit posts- I love fall fashion! As it is still summer, I dressed appropriately for the weather but also threw in a fall floral top. It's vintage express- isn't it just too cute?Also, don't forget to enter in my giveaway! You could win a cool lace top, distressed denim shorts, a vintage designer top, vintage clip on earrings and more. It is low entry so you have a good shot at winning. Enter here.

Shirt: Vintage express- thrifted for $5!
Shorts: J. Crew
Heels: Naturalizer
Camera case used as a purse: vintage thrifted for $1!

Meet Virginia Design

Back to School Style: Cheetah Print

Cheetah print is always in style. I personally love it and wanted to share some of my favorite cheetah print pieces of clothing/ accessories.I love these shoes, I really do. They are cheetah print on oxfords- who doesn't love them? Too bad they are out of my budget. Anyways, I already own cheetah print heels!:) You can buy it here for $88. Perfection in the form of a dress. Hurry to get this great deal! It's currently on sale for $15 but was originally $58! You can buy it here. This scarf screams fall. I like this scarf obviously because it's cheetah print but also because buying it won't break the bank. You can buy it here for $12.
This pretty little bag can add a punch of style to an otherwise boring outfit. If you don't like to stand out but love cheetah print then this bag is for you! You can buy it here for $38.
I love this effortlessly chic cheetah print tank top. You can just throw it on with jeans or a black mini skirt and instantly look fabulous! You can buy it here for $26.60

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretty Little Liars Inspired Look: Aria


Summer sun dress
$43 -

Debenhams black opaque tight
£6 -

Steve madden wedge
$130 -

Furla handbag
$468 -

$18 -

Yochi vintage necklace
$48 -

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts recently but I'm not a huge fan of summer fashion. I can't wait until it gets cold enough here to start wearing tights and boots again! Anyways, this is a polyvore set that I created which shows you how to get Aria's style( from Pretty Little Liars). Her style is boho chic and eclectic. I love how she is always wearing feathers!

Monday, August 22, 2011

DIY: Adding a Vintage Touch to a Plain Cardigan

A while back I bought a whole box of vintage sewing stuff. It contained thread, needles, buttons, zippers, pretty much everything! My favorite thing it held was two pairs of brown, vintage elbow patches. I was thrilled, soon I could make my own vintage/ Urban Outfitters cool cardi or sweater. Every fall, these elbow patches pop up in unexpected places and are always loved. Ashley Benson even wore a cardigan in her seventeen photo shoot that had elbow patches. Check it out here. Modcloth is selling a dress with elbow patches here for $79.99 + shipping and Urban Outfitters is selling a sweater with elbow patches here for $34.99 (on sale) + shipping (free right now). Well anyways, onto the DIY!

Level of difficulty: medium- hard

Cost: It only cost me a dollar or two! It should cost under $15.

Materials: elbow patches(they sell on etsy, here are some), thread, needle, scissors, cardigan or sweater, marker/ tailors chalk

Method: First, gather all of your supplies. Then mark where your elbows are on the sweater using tailors chalk or a marker. Place the elbow patch down and start sewing it on! When doing this, be sure not to place the elbow patches to low. The sewing is very simple but you have to be careful so that you don't sew the sleeves together. Also, sewing through the elbow patches, even if they are pre punched, can be tricky because they are usually made out of leather or suede. Even so, the effort is definitely worth the end product- it's so chic!

Also, be sure to check out my giveaway! And I added more items to my etsy shop today. Check it out here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pretty Little Liars Inspired Look: Spencer

Spencer Hastings

Rag Bone long sleeve sweater
$275 -

Organic by John Patrick top
$240 -

Nudie Jeans Co. skinny fit jeans
$199 -

Frye side zip boots
$378 -

Jane Norman satchel bag
£28 -

Silver jewelry
$35 -

So, I will admit I LOVE Pretty Little Liars. It is most definitely my favorite TV show. And even more than I love the show (just kidding!), I love the character, Spencer. Her style is fabulous. It is a chic mix of classics and preppy basics. She also has a bit of a vintage vibe in some of her outfits. Every episode, she always looks phenomenal! And yes, I know she is a television show character and that a stylist picks out her outfits but still. I love it. Some of Spencer's go-to pieces are button downs, the most adorable sweaters, dark rinse skinny or straight leg jeans, statement earrings, riding boots and oxford flats. And you almost always see her with braids in her hair. Getting her look is pretty easy if you try. Can't you just see her in the outfit above? So what do you guys think? Do you like her style? Do you even watch Pretty Little Liars? Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway!:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Etsy Shop Opening + A Giveaway!

Hi! So today my mom and I opened up our etsy shop. We are mainly selling vintage and handmade accessories and clothing and the occasional book or knick knack. We love great deals and we want to give you great deals too! That's why nothing in out shopping is currently priced at over $15.

Here are some of my favorite items:
Bronze Royal Crest Clip On Earrings: $7
Pinkish Tan Layered Vintage Pearl Necklace: $15
Green Flowy Lace Top: $10

To celebrate the opening of our shopping, we are giving away a $10 credit to our shop and free shipping to one lucky winner.

Mandatory entry: Follow my blog with gfc and leave a comment saying that you follow my blog.

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog with blog lovin' (one entry)

Check out my etsy shop and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is. (one entry)

Post about this giveaway. (2 entries)

Heart my shop on etsy and leave me your user name. (one entry)

Follow me on chictopia and leave me your user name. (2 entries)

Buy something from our etsy shop. (7 entries)

For each thing you do/each entry, please leave a separate comment. For example, if you follow me on chictopia leave 2 comments saying that you follow me on chictopia.

****Be sure to leave some way I can get in touch with you if you win. Your email address is preferred but your blog is fine too.

Giveaway ends August 26th. Winner will be announced soon after.

U.S. only

Monday, August 15, 2011

Red Lace Crop Top

This is what I wore today to go shopping at the Goodwill Outlet. At Goodwill Outlets, you buy clothing by the pound- for only $1.39 a pound! I purchased 9 shirts for about $5 and 3 books for a quarter each. What a great deal! As for my outfit, I styled it all around this lace crop top which I made. Soon my mom and I are going to open up our own etsy shop and sell vintage and handmade clothing/accessories. Lace shirts similar to this will be sold for about $10. So keep an eye out for the grand opening of our shop! With the opening of our shop, I will have a giveaway.

Red Lace Crop Top: DIY
Skirt: H&M
Headband: Birthday gift
Owl Earrings: Charming Charlie
Sandals: Unknown
White cami: Express
Belt: Forever 21

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sweet 16!

This was a banner for my party. I didn't like it hanging up so it sat on the kitchen counter with the food for our fondue:)
I wore a simple black and white chic outfit.
Presents from my family. Thanks! I love my presents. Not pictured- a new sewing machine (!) and 16 red roses
A pretty, vintage cameo necklace from my parents.
I LOVE cheetah print!
Presents from my friends. Thanks Mayuka, Marin, Erika, Olivia, Elizabeth, Brittany and Jenna! Not pictured: body spray
"Born to Shop with Style" picture.
A yummy cupcake from where my friend works. Don't you love the print on this dress?

Hi! Yesterday was my sweet 16 and here are some pictures from my party, of my outfit and of my presents. It was a great Sweet 16- I got fabulous presents, ate lunch at my favorite restaurant, had a ton of fun at my birthday sleepover/party and won an ipod touch! Can you believe that I won an ipod touch on my birthday?! Thanks Jaquelin! Check out her blog, When I'm Not Naked, here. Overall, a great birthday! I hope you guys had/ are having a good weekend too!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

5 Shoes That I'm Loving for Fall

Black Wedge Bootie. I absolutely love this shoe! The basic color and chic style allow this shoe to match almost any outfit. Buy for $77.58 here.
Heels with a thicker heel. I'm loving all the shoe options out there with "chunkier" heels. I also love the wood on this shoe. Buy for $35.50 here.
Cheetah Print Flats. We all know about my love for anything cheetah print.:) Buy for $13.42 here.
Brown Lace Up Boots. This shoe can add a little bit of edge to a girly outfit or add instant style when worn with jeans. Buy for $40 here.
Oxford Flats. I love the chic preppy vibe of these classic yet trendy shoes. The pattern on this specific pair of shoes is to die for! Buy them for $24.80 here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Pop of Pink

Hi! Today I decided to base my entire outfit around this cheetah print top. As you probably know by now, I am addicted to cheetah print:) To add some color and a summery feel to my outfit, I threw on this bright coral-y skirt. I added sparkle to this outfit with my sandals and earrings. Statement earrings are the best because then you don't have to deal with necklaces. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE necklaces but I just don't have that many silver necklaces that really make a statement. My collection of earrings is much larger so therefore much easier to work with.

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Unknown
Ring: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21