Posts Tagged ‘Forever 21’

Steep or Cheap? Guess Which Look Costs More

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

ruffled dresses on sale

I have put together two party looks based on the idea of a ruffled dresses. Each look contains black cocktail rings, lip gloss, and black platform pumps.

Expensive Look:

Lipsy Bustier Ruffled Dress @ Oli L70

Black Cocktail Ring @ Shopthetrend

Black Patent Pumps @ Piper Lime $200

Yves Saint Laurent Shimmering Lip Gloss @ YesStyle.com $28

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“How Do I Update My Look from Casual to Adult?”

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

anne taylor on sale

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson on The O.C. - Oh, how I miss that show.

Style Question: I currently find myself dressing like my style inspiration is Adam Brody on The OC, with Chuck Taylors, jeans, and crazy t-shirts as my staples. I’m still constantly mistaken for a college student, even though I graduated 5 years ago! How can I make my look a little more grown up and feminine but keep it casual? – Kerstin

Style Advice: Finding a new style approach without losing your personality is the KEY when trying to adapt a new style. Anyone could easily tell you a million different things to wear (“Oh, just plop on a cashmere sweater and some channel earrings!), but I doubt you’d be happy in them. That’s why this is an interesting question. The world may make you feel like you have to automa ... Read More

“What Kind of Jacket Should I Wear for Fall?”

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

trench coats

Photo by ldhren on Flickr

Fall is a wonderful time, especially (in my opinion) if you live in an area where the leaves turn gorgeous colors of red and purple, you can visit apple orchards, pick your own pumpkin from a patch if you’re so inclined, and wear some cozy cardigans. The one thing that sometimes baffles me about Fall is what kind of jacket to wear. It’s waaaay too early for heavy winter jackets.

My answer to the question is the same answer to “What kind of jacket do I wear for Spring?” and that answer is: trench coats! I especially like the longer, belted trench coats. There are a surprising amount of variations, though. Even more surprising? There are plenty trench coats under $50.00, yay.

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Fun Wallets to Enjoy Like the Rockstar You Are

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

fun wallet plaid

I’ve put together a grouping of seven different fun wallets for you to peruse whilst (do I sound British?) you procrastinate about doing work, or homework, or those sorts of things that you inevitably have to do. Speaking of, I have dishes to unload from the dishwasher… Eh. But maybe I’ll just keep shopping online. It feels, somehow, much MUCH more rewarding.

From rubber, plaid, cats or owls – I’ve got you covered when it comes to the funkiest wallets under $50.00.

Item: Clubhouse Plaid Wallet from Zappos $31.00

Kiss closures at the top of wallets are my favorite kind, they’re so easy to use when I’m out shopping for more stuff. The plaid has enough pink in it to look cutsey.

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Marilyn Monroe Fashion for Parties

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

for ShesSmart.com

I’ve put together two party looks for a fun, flirty party this winter 09. Each look was inspired by glamor, kind of like Marilyn Monroe. But updated for a modern party girl who likes the golden age of Hollywood. You’ll see that I paired a satin corset (one is a pleated corset and one is a ruched corset but both are from Charlotte Russe!) with a fun black skirt. One black skirt is a mesh tiered number by Forever 21, and the other is a bubble skirt from Forever 21. Each look got a faux fur shrug, a tiara element (either an actual tiara or a clip for the hair with a tiara symbol), nail polish and black liquid eyeliner.

Black liquid eyeliner is great for a glamorous look, especially for parties. Singer Taylor Swift is always using black eyeliner (winged just a bit out on the edges) on just the tops of her eyelids. It really brings some definition to your eyes. And as always, everything in this look is under $100.00!

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