Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Soul Punk: $50 or Less

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all have had an amazing week so far. Tonight, I want to talk about something I found out recently.

For those of you who remember the band "Fall Out Boy", the band of men including the charismatic Pete Wentz on base and the gorgeous voice of Patrick Stump leading the chart-topping hits, the days of "Dance Dance" are long since passed

For a while now, Fall Out Boy has not been together and it seemed as though everyone but Pete Wentz had fallen out of the spotlight. And then, Sunday evening I was listening to some music on Youtube and saw an ad for Patrick Stump's new single "This City". I listened, and fell in love, all over again.

I was already in love with Patrick Stump's vocals to begin with. I feel he has one of the most amazing male voices to date, but now with his solo career his writing skills are able to show through, and it is a fantastic thing.

Along with a new solo career, Patrick has also lost some weight over the past year. and has found a new style to go with his new look. I loved his look when he was heavier, and I love his look now. He can do no wrong in my book, and he keeps on coming out with hits, both in and out of the recording studio. Tonight, i want to bring a taste of his style for the men.

Patrick Stump


Soul Punk

$50 or Less

 Outfit Total:  $42.89

 And there you have it lovelies, any nice dress shoes you have will work and then you're officially a Patrick Stump style fan!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scubey Dooby Doo + Burgundy Beginnings

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all have had an amazing week. After being around the scuba scene for over a month now, I've noticed that it's not just basic black wetsuits. There is a fun fashion among scuba enthusiasts and for those of you out there who love to dive and explore the ocean floor, I have some fun things just for you.

Also, I will bring you some beautiful burgundy bags; the hottest trend to sweep Hollywood.

Scubey Dooby Doo 

$50 or Less

This gorgeous graphic tee will look good on everyone and show how much of an extreme diver you are, or hope to be some day. (Like me)

This is my boyfriend in a nutshell.

A gorgeous necklace perfect for that special lady in your life who likes to explore sunken ships and creepy caves with you, or who just loves watching "Sea Hunt" just as much as you do.

Scuba Kitty, need I say more?

 The perfect mug to carry your coffee around in, coffee that will keep you awake during your scuba explorations.

Burgundy Beginnings

As the cooler weather starts to set in, we suddenly find ourselves wanting to pull out our boots, sweaters, and for the latest trend for this fall, our burgundy bags. This rich, beautiful color is perfect for the autumn palette and making you feel warm and toasty inside, even if the weather is cold and biting outside. The trend is everywhere on the runways, from Miu Miu to Rebecca Minkoff to Stuart Weitzman to Lanvin. Everyone everywhere is going mad for burgundy.

$50 or Less

Beautiful detailing with the zipper and the foldover front. Thankfully this has a little loop so you can let it hang on your wrist instead of having to carry it under your shoulder the whole time. Also, it can fit your phone and cards without looking like it's going to rip in half.

Absolutely gorgeous color and the silhouette is just so spot-on with the trends right now.

This is a gorgeous bag that will go throughout any season and with any style. This will be able to carry all your necessities quite comfortably and still make you look stylish and chic!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trending Now: $50 Or Less

Good evening lovelies! I hope you have had the most amazing first week and a half of September so far. Tonight, to make up for lost time I'm going to bring you a trend that is very hot right now, and break an age-old rule.

First though, the trend: Suede shoes. Celebrities have been seen wearing suede shoes everywhere. They are very very hot, and very appropriate with the cooler autumn months coming. Suede can definitely work for summer as well though when worn in adorable summer silhouettes.

Celebrity Suede Sightings

As you can see, suede can be worn in both warm & cooler-weather outfits, and even in bright colors! You don't need to stick to nature-colored hues; you can have fun and play around.

Suede Sightings: $50 or Less

The perfect pair of summer wedges done in a bright purple suede. These will be your go-to shoe for spring, summer and into the autumn.

Adorable and goes with everything. These boots you can wear throughout the year; wear them in the winter with your skinny jeans tucked in and a cute sweater, or in the summer with a pair of shorts and a funky tee. The sky is the limit with these hot booties

The color and the fact that they're slouchy thigh-high boots alone should have you scrambling for your credit card. This particular shade is incredibly versatile and will go with any color you own and every silhouette. You will get more use out of these than you can imagine and you'll end up living in them.

Pretty much the coolest suede pump around thanks to that awesome detailing along the sides. The black piping, peep toe cut-out and funky platform shape help take what could be a plain pair of shoes into the coolest pair of peep-toe pumps you'll ever own. Compliments from everyone you meet guaranteed.

Now, for the next topic; White after Labor Day. A lot of people say this is a don't, but I say, who gives a flying freak?! I don't care if it's after labor day, white works for any season depending on how you wear it!!!! And just to prove it, i found some goodies.

White Willies: $50 or Less

This is very easy to transition from summer into fall and winter. In autumn, pair it with a sweater and some boots. In the winter, wear tights or jeans, a heavy jacket and boots and a fun hat and you're good to go. This works very nicely for any season, you just have to be creative with how you layer!

This little shorts are so fun, and still very appropriate for autumn. To transition these into winter, you'll have to be very creative and go with more of a sweater and heavy tights combo, but you have to play with the textures and patters to make sure they don't clash too much with the summer vibe of the shorts, but transitioning these for spring or autumn is a piece of cake.

Nice linen pants like these are always perfect for any time of the year because all it really depends on is the footwear and then you're good to go.

And there you have it lovelies; suede and dressing after labor day! <3

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Perfumed Perfection

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all have had an amazing week so far. Luckily in 2 weeks my classes will be over and I will be able to go back to my regular updating schedule! To make up for lost time, I want to talk to you about something that most of us love but we don't really think about very much: perfume. Our signature scent. Yes, we have those designers that we love their clothes and so of course we want to smell like them as well, but is their scent really meant for us? Or is it just too overpowering and making us smell less than wonderful? Or do you not wear perfume at all?

While I can't afford miss Coco Chanel's clothing, I can afford to quote one of my favorite quotes of hers:

"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future"

Now, Miss Chanel was famous for her opinions, and boy did she have many, but this is one of my favorite ones because I feel that it's true to a degree. Mind you, wearing perfume during an interview is a no-go, ever ever ever because you never know what scent your employer prefers, but other than that it needs to be worn, at least, in my opinion. 

Will you die without wearing it? No, but will you get complimented? Yes. I get complimented on my scent often. I sometimes hear "That smells like what my grandmother used to wear" and they smile sweetly and inhale, looking like they're with their beloved grandmother again. I personally take that as a compliment because A.) nostalgia factor, and B.) grandmothers always seem to know what's up.

The only one who has ever not liked my scent is my dear friend Andrew, but mind you he doesn't like any scent period; his nose is extra sensitive, so it's no big deal. What do I wear you ask? Betsey Johnson's scent that has sadly been discontinued. (I will buy out every supply I find until there is no more, and then I will cry because no other scent has ever mixed with my skin so well).

Of course, being a thrift addict, I refuse to pay a lot for my fragrance. How much do I pay you ask? Never more than $30, while this originally retailed for nearly $60. Where do I find it you ask? Tj Maxx & Ross. Don't believe me? Tj Maxx is one of the best-kept fragrance secrets. They always have the best fragrances for a mere fraction of the retail cost. 

Another great place to find inexpensive prices is:

You always must shop around ladies!

How to find your perfect scent

Now, for those that aren't sure how to go about finding your fragrance, remember that the most important thing about a fragrance is to try it on your wrist and wait about 5-10 minutes to see how the scent mixes with your body's natural scent and chemistry.

In the latest issue of Allure, there is an article about perfume in France entitled "French Lessons" by Judy Bachrach. In it, it talks about the differences in how French women view perfume as compared to American women. They like their perfume seductive and subtle, where as American women prefer loud, in-your-face scents that say too much and are far too overpowering for the person.

For me, I prefer my scents subtle and sweet. If you're unsure of what to wear, wear pheromones. Yes, you read correctly, pheromones. I used to wear a few dabs on my neck a few years ago for a very specific reason: they always smell good on you. You don't need to think about if it will work with your body's specific scent because everyone has pheromones. Plus, everyone is happy when their pheromones are going, so you will always smell good and attractive to both sexes. You can buy them at any sex store.