Monday, October 28, 2013

Last-Minute Halloween

I'm going to be honest with you, I completely forgot Halloween was this week until 2 days ago. Now with the clock ticking, it's time to get creative. 

What will I be this year? I'm leaning very heavily towards a cheesy 80's trainer. I have good workout gear, weights, and a whistle somewhere among my boxes packed in moving transition. I can get a cheap sweat headband from the Dollar Store, probably some knee-high socks too and tease my hair into all the poofy 80's glory that was. 

While my outfit isn't the funniest, I've seen a lot of original and funny ideas for costumes from all around the web. For your viewing pleasure, and maybe some last-minute costume ideas, look no further than below:

So easy and yet effective: I immediately want to start dancing.

You gotta admit, this guy is good.

Heisenberg-er, get it?

Amazing, and really easy too.

I suddenly want to find my Troll doll.

French Kiss - my friend Robbie showed me this one. One of my favorites.

And last, but never least, Google Maps!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scatter My Ashes as Bergdorf's

For those who are a bit confused about my title, "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's" is a documentary that takes the viewer inside the prestigious and exclusive retailer Bergdorf Goodman's from it's beginnings to the powerhouse hub of designers it is today.

If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend watching. Even if just for the glimpses of glittery dresses and perfectly manicured showrooms, it's absolutely worth it. It is entertaining and fascinating: essentially a wonderful look into the inner workings of a store on that level with that much power behind it's name in the fashion industry.

The woman behind it all today is Linda Fargo, and while she looks like Anna Wintour, it's very quickly revealed she's the polar opposite of Vogue's "Ice Queen". She comes across as easily approachable and always smiling, which almost adds more likeability to Bergdorf's, not that it needs any more of course. Aside from Linda Fargo, there is commentary from various designers that are in Bergdorf's, hopeful designers trying to get in, big names in the fashion industry commenting on their experiences with the retailer, and most importantly, people who actually for Bergdorf's. 

With all the wonderful aspects of the documentary, there was one comment that especially stood out to me: Bergdorf's is the "American Dream". I completely agree for entrepreneurs, for designers, for current and aspiring customers- there's nothing better and more prestigious than Bergdorf's. Every designer aspires to have their collection be presented there; every customer wants to shop there, every entrepreneur wants their business to end up like Bergdorf's. To create a business that millions of people flock to to see and experience, and have that last for so long and continue to thrive through recession and decades of shifting economic mindset; it's the ultimate dream for any business owner, and anyone really.

To sum it all up: Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf's is a beautiful, glittering homage to one family's dream and a testament to the endurance of the ever-aspiring American Dream.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Jewelry Trends

There are certain days that really strongly remind me why I love blogging about less expensive fashion, and today was one of those days. I read an article earlier today about the latest jewelry trends for fall, and every single piece they showed to represent each trend was well into the $150-$400 range, a few even more than that. I had a mini heart-attack with every piece they presented to represent each fall trend.

I am very happy to present to you some amazing pieces for your fall jewelry wardrobe that won't make you have a heart attack of any size.

Fall's Must-Have Jewelry
$50 or Less

The Collar

***Yes, this necklace is named a "bib" necklace, however, due to the it's construction, I think it works well as a collar necklace too***

The Statement Cross

The Nameplate Necklace

The Chain Link Necklace

The Bib Necklace

Bold Oversized Earrings