Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ad Swap

Hi! I was wondering if any of my fellow bloggers would like to swap ads with me for a month. This would be a great way for both of our blogs to be promoted. If you are interested, please email me at I will only be accepting 7 ad swaps so act quickly!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh La La

Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. My presents were scrumptiously chic; my faux fur leopard print bag (worn above) is one of my more treasured presents. I also received this faux pearl and diamond watch that suits me just perfectly. Pearl and diamond combos? Swoon! Using some of my most adored Christmas gifts, I tried to create a luxe-boho chic look today. A glittery belt, pearls, lace shorts and a faux fur leopard print bag did the job wonderfully!

Top: Thrifted
Shorts: DIY
Tights: American Eagle
Watch: Gift
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Forever 21
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Bag: Gift

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I hope you all are enjoying your Christmas Eve! To celebrate, my family went out to Maggiano's, an Italian restaurant, for lunch. My sister and I ordered fettuccine alfredo to share; it was delicious! Later my family is going out to see a movie and then to a holiday party. I opted to wear one of my favorite maxi skirts and dressed it down with a denim blouse. Accessories were added to make it more eye-catching.

Skirt: thrifted
Bag: thrifted Dooney & Buourke (only $4!)
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Pearls: thrifted Givenchy
Belt: thrifted
Blouse: thrifted

Sweet Serendipity

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thrifting Tips

Hi! Today I would like to share some of my thrifting tips with you. You may have noticed that usually I am wearing at least one thrifted item whether it is an accessory or an item of clothing or both! Some of the tips may not work for you but I try to live by them.

1. Be picky. Don't buy an item just because it is cheap. Make sure that you love the piece. It is much better to have a small wardrobe that contains clothing and accessories that you love than an overflowing closet with items that you find bland. If you don't believe that you can be stylish with a small wardrobe, head on over to Clothed Much and check out the fabulous outfits Elaine puts together with a tiny closet.

2. Before you buy something, examine it. Look for stains, rips, or holes. Some items you can salvage through dry cleaning and sewing while others are best left alone. Also be aware of the scent of an item. Some smells remain even after you wash the item. If you love the item, take the risk but sometimes it's best to just put the item back.

3. Get crafty. Found a dress with a pattern that you adore but the length doesn't work for you? Break out your sewing machine and hem it! Ruffles, studs, lace and other embellishments can also spruce up a thrifted item. Some items are just screaming for a DIY! Check out Madsion Avenue for some great reconstruction ideas and inspiration.

4. Keep your eyes open and dig! Some of the best items are hidden. Don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and search for the perfect piece.

5. Look for sales. Sales in thrift shops? Yes! Some thrift shops offer a discount on certain colored tags. I always seek out these items. Who doesn't love getting a great deal? Tanya from Fabulous For $50 or Under is an expert at getting good deals.

6. Buy what you love. Simple as that.

Hope these tips help!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hi! Today was my mom's birthday so my family headed out to Nacho Mama's, Anthill Antiques, an antique mall and Maymont. While at Maymont, I had my mom take some photos of me and my outfit. It was suprisingly warm in RVA today- like 60 degrees!- even though it's December. I chose to take this warm weather as an opportunity to wear my recently re-created shorts. I paired them with a lovely black bow-tie blouse, my new favorite watch, a big clutch, cheetah print, red lipstick and oxford flats. I love the retro feel of my cheetah print headband and red lipstick with the rest of the outfit. Anyways, I hope you are enjoying your winter break!

Shorts: re-created by myself
Blouse: vintage
Watch: vintage
Headband: DIY
Shoes: Forever 21
Clutch: vintage Etienne Aigner

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Did Someone Say Sale?

Hi! I hope you all are having a lovely winter break. I am celebrating it by hosting a massive etsy shop sale. Recently, I have decided to switch to only selling re-created shorts in my shop, Bella Bandanas. Slashed, distressed, lace, studded, embellished, you name it and it will be in my shop come February. To prepare for the shop change, all vintage items are on sale for up to 80% off! 80%??!! you ask. Yes! Definitely worth a peek.

Still wondering if it's worth checking out? Here are some of the items that are on sale:
Striped fringe tank top, $1 + shipping
Adorable headband, $2 + shipping
Nautical scarf, $2 + shipping
Boho top, $5 + shipping
Trench coat, $15 + shipping
Knit beret, $5 +shipping

Nothing costs more than $15! Check it out here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Season

Hi! This is my second post of the day- possibly my first ever double post! Well anyways I wanted to wear a simple yet trendy outfit today. First, I decided to wear my super comfortable knit scarf from Forever 21- the color is dazzling. I paired it with a basic LBD, cheetah print (of course!) and trendy jewelry. This week I redeemed my chic points for a bullet bracelet on chictopia and it has already arrived! I love it and decided to wear it stacked with other bracelets for a fun look. If you aren't already on chictopia then I would definitely recommend joining- it's such a great site! One week 'til Christmas- can you wait?? I can't!

Dress: Old Navy
Belt: Thrifted Banana Republic
Bracelets: Charlotte Russe, thrifted and Cross Roads Trading Co.
Watch: thrifted
Scarf: Forever 21
Tights: Delia's
Oxfords: Forever 21
Earrings: Charming Charlie

And The Winner Is....

The winner of my Christmas giveaway is.... Vicki from Decked Out in Ruffles! Congrats! I will be contacting you shortly. And to those wo didn't win, thanks for entering! I will be having another giveaway when I reach 150 followers.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ruby Red

Hi! I hope you all have had a wonderful start to your week! I think that I may be sick. However, this does not bother me too much as is this is my last week of school before winter break. Can you believe that Christmas is so soon? I feel like it has crept up on us- I haven't even finished my holiday shopping!

Today, I wore one of my favorite winter 2011 trends- a knit circle scarf. So cozy and chic! This red scarf is actually an early Christmas present from my aunt. I paired the scarf with a matching skirt, black sweater, black tights, a statement ring and brown boots. In my opinion, this outfit is the epitome of casual yet cute.

Skirt: thrifted
Sweater: American Eagle
Tights: Delia's
Scarf: gift
Ring: Jennifer Elizabeth
Boots: Charlotte Russe

P.S. Do any of you play Words with Friends (free) on your ipod/ iphone? It is so addicting! Play with me? My username is FashionTrendsMore.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Lust List

My Lust List

Oasis boat neck dress
£44 -

Jane Norman keyhole dress
£23 -

T by Alexander Wang raglan shirt
€180 -

Jane Norman long skirt
£19 -

Abercrombie Fitch textured tight
$20 -

Betsey Johnson woods boots
$140 -

Carvela wedge heels
£59 -

Friis Company deer jewelry
€13 -

Jigsaw leather glove
£59 -

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
£140 -

This list pretty much speaks for itself. Check out my guest post on trends here and an interview here. Want me to guest post on your blog? Send an email to

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Leopard Print Maxi

Hi! I hope that you all have had a lovely week so far. I also would like to thank my new followers! I don't think that you know how much I love seeing that I have another follower. Anyways, today I wore my favorite skirt: my sheer leopard maxi skirt. Remember when I said I could wear it a million different ways? I really could- it is just so darn versatile! Today, I paired it with my DIY studded denim vest to toughen it up. Lace-up boots, a black long-sleeve shirt and bow earrings finished off the outfit.

Oh; I almost forgot to tell you- yesterday I applied for a job at Forever 21! Forever 21 is amazing; I love their clothing and accessories to the nth degree. My fingers are crossed that I get the job. Also, while I was at Forever 21 I did a little shopping. How could I resist? I bought the cutest knit scarves, pretty knee-high socks and an adorable statement necklace. They are just begging to be worn and will be making an appearance on this blog very shortly.

Skirt: Vintage
Studded Denim Vest: DIY
Black Top: Victoria's Secret
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Charlotte Russe