Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This set of items might seem a little random but, I'll walk you through it.There were a few fabulous designer capsule collections/lower priced lines/collaborations that launched this past week. Now, we all know that just because a designer smacked their name on it doesn't mean that it is the same quality as the full priced brand but, we can hope. With these newbies I don't think you have to worry about that. First is LC by Lauren Conrad for Kohl's. I went to the store to investigate but, the didn't have it in stock. Major bummer but, hopefully it will be in stock soon. Until then I was exploring online and am kind of in love with the Brushstroke Sheath Dress . There are some other winners from the collection but not everything is a hit.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here is a picture of me wearing what was my attempt at the high waisted skirt. Took a long tweed skirt, cinched it will a belt, added a professional button down, some fabulous patent t-traps and amazing rhodacrosite neckalce. I think it's a decent attempt at it but in the end it just looks like a colorblock dress to me, albeit more professional.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Not as simple as I thought. They no longer have the trouser jean in stock in stores. Frustrating but, not the end of the world there is a LOFT right in that same shopping plaza and my only other pair of jeans is from there, the marisa. So, I headed over but, after combing the entire store couldn't find them myself and when a salesperson offered assistance I gladly accepted (mistake!). All she kept giving me were flare this and boot-cut that even though I very clearly explained more than once that I wanted a wide-leg/trouser jean. Frustrating!!
I headed home, fuming about how it wasn't fair that I should be punished because trouser jeans aren't trendy this season. I was exceptionally tired and cranky after a long day of ripping jeans and work. When I got home I couldn't let it go and started searching online, Here are some of the things I found.
There are wide-leg jeans out there, Yay! But, they seems to be only available online, Boo! One of my favorites is the Marisa Nantucket Denim Trousers from LOFT, on that note to the salesperson who couldn't help me yesterday - I told you there were wide-leg jeans, I'm sorry I don't use womens names to categorize the fit of my pants but, I digress. The other that I'm liking is the Mossimo Black: Premium Denim Crisscross (whatever that means) They look promising but, I have no idea what size I am. Frustrating!!!
It's not fair that just because my jeans aren't trendy that I should be relegated to online shopping exclusively. Do I have to wait another 5, 10, or 15 years before I'll be able to buy them in stores again because that's when the trend will hit again? Do I now have to order both of those jeans in three sizes so can try them all on and see what fits best, only to return 85% of what I order? I hope I can figure this out soon...
Which is why I was having some serious issues lately. You see, I am in love with the whole high-waisted skirt look that I see on celebs like Lauren Conrad and Amanda Bynes. It’s slimming and hot and I loooove it. But I can’t justify spending a good chunk of change on a skirt that will be out of style in 6 months when I have 10 perfectly fine skirts lining my closet.
So I decided to figure out a way to turn what I got into what I want. Turns out, it’s not that hard to make your own high-waisted skirt. Even for crafty rejects like myself.
1. Grab an old, longer skirt that you don’t wear anymore because it makes you look like a mom. Put it on.
2. Find a fun belt and cinch the skirt at your natural waistline.
3. Grab hold of the bottom of one side of the skirt and twist it up and under the belt on the same side.
4. Wrap the twisted end of the skirt around the belt so that it lies flat.
5. Use a safety pin and secure the bottom, to prevent any unsightly moments (think Paris or Britney..or Lindsay). Make sure to pin it underneath so the safety pin is hidden.
6. Repeat on the other side of the skirt and the back for a more bubble-shaped skirt. Otherwise, leave it as it is.
There you go: a trendy, leggy, high-waisted skirt. Recycling has never looked so hot.
Original Article Here:Do It Yourself Tuesdays: High-waisted Skirts
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm still on the fence about the whole thing. Am I just caving to style peer pressure or are these really a great option? What do you think?
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Thursday, 9/10: 11am–11pm
Friday, 9/11 and Saturday, 9/12: 11–8pm
Friday, September 04, 2009
I love lip gloss, I mean what girl doesn't. I am always looking for new tinted stuff. Recently, I got the Tarte gloss as a gift and have been using it all summer. It is an awesome natural pink but, $21.00 a tube is pricey to say the least. e.l.f makes a similar gloss that cost only $3.00 for that much I figured I wouldn't lose anything by giving it a try. Both 2 in 1 glosses have shimmering lip color in the inner tube and clear conditioning gloss in the outer tube for ultimate lip satisfaction... That Tarte stuff is good but, I like the e.l.f one a bit more because the overall color is much more sheer and significantly less expensive... woo hoo budget makeup!
"The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes ("Nine-Hour Movement") first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers' strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned the USA, to New York and organized the first American "labor day" on September 5 of the same year." - Wiki
If you don't feel like caving into the pressure and heading to the mall take advantage of the online sales that are happening literally, all over. There are some good coupon codes below for your enjoyment, never shop without them.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
While checking out some sales I came across this simple comfy cotton sweater from LOFT that I had been thinking about buying last weekend while I had my 20% off coupon. Thankfully, I didn't because now it's only $15.00 (for a limited time). I think it's a great basic piece that can be worn alone or layered, perfect for the changing seasons. It comes in a rainbow of rich fall colors, loving the deep teal and majestic plum... pick it up before that sale ends.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Going green has recently been uber chic, but Target just made recycling downright divine. Starting this weekend and continuing through October 31, Target's monster Times Square billboards will feature the works of such upcoming artists as Michael Anderson and Josh Goldstein. At the end of its two month reign, the billboards' vinyl will be transformed into 1,600 eco-friendly Anna Sui-designed totes. Eco-chic fashionistas can select which artwork they'd like recycled into their tote, and from September 4th can log on to target.com to order their ultra green "it" bag. The batch of limited edition bags wont ship until early January, but mark your calendars now because I know these chic totes won't last!