Friday, December 3, 2010

My dog ate my laptop?

I can't believe its been almost a month since I last posted! This is ridiculous and obviously unacceptable. To make up for it I will try my hardest to picture my next few good outfits and post them, but don't get mad if I break that promise! I have finals coming up so I'm studying like crazy! For now, you'll just have to settle for a list of my favorite gorgeous and sparkly nail polish colors.

1. Deborah Lipmann in Happy Birthday 2. OPI in Brand New Skates 3. OPI in Simmer and Shimmer 4. Dior in Czarnia 5. Essie in Carnival

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let it snow!

It's offical, the first snow has come and gone! Around midnight last night a few friends and I went outside to enjoy the gorgeous fluffy flakes that were falling all around. This picture was the view outside my window as soon as I woke up. Sadly, it was too warm to stick and today the rain washed the last few chunks of snow away, but this is a promising sign! Hopefully the weather will continue towards winter and stray from summer. I can't handle much more flip flopping! I'll just keep looking at this picture hoping that this week will bring snow, snow and more snow!! After all, we are in Wisconsin. I've heard many people complaining about how cold it is or how much they hate snow and I just don't understand it! If you hate this weather so much, why are you here? There are plently of states that don't get snow, ever! Also, if you're complaining about the "cold" 35 degree weather now, what are you going to say when it's -15 outside? Thats my little rant for the day. I'm just going to be positive and think, "Sweaters, scarves and mittens, oh my!"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

As the Leaves Fall

Charlotte Russe t-shirt; Levi's jean jacket; Forever 21 maxi skirt; UGG Australia boots; Zulugrass beaded necklaces; American Eagle heart necklaces
Thankfully the weather has turned more towards fall and less towards summer, although I still saw people wearing shorts and t-shirts today. (P.S. To everyone who doesn't live in the is a requirement as of November 1 to wear pants and at least a light jacket.) I wasn't feeling jeans today, and it was too windy to wear any of my dresses, so I opted for my maxi skirt. As I predicted, it has been a staple in my wardrobe. I can wear it on warm days since it is breezy and I can wear it on cold days with leggings underneath. Today I even went so far as to wear Uggs under it, which made for the most comfortable day ever for my feet. I love this look because it's so versatile. When winter actually does come, all I have to do is whip on some thicker leggings and a sweater and I'm ready to go! All I have to say is; snow? Bring it on.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winter, oh winter, wherefore art thou?

As it grows nearer and nearer to the holiday season I can't help but want cold weather and snow. I have my sweaters unpacked and ready to go, but they have yet to see the light of day. The reason for this is the strange Wisconsin weather we've been having. Although I am used to snow in April or sunny days in December, I am not used to 65 degree days in the middle of November. As I dress for the day, I should be thinking about if I need gloves and a hat or not. Lately my thoughts are whether or not I should wear capris. This shouldn't even be an option! To help get my mindset into winter mode, I've been looking at all the gorgeous sweaters and chunky knits that are so in style come colder weather. The special thing about all these outfits is that they are all either sequined or sparkly, which is my favorite trend of the season. Just because its grey and gloomy outside doesn't mean that your clothes can't be fun!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Feathers Flying

While reading other fashion blogs, I always notice the number of items that were "thrifted", or found at a vintage store. I have always been jealous, because since I live in a small town, there aren't many options for quality vintage shopping. I've always loved the idea of vintage, of having something that nobody else has. Everytime I go on vacation I try to find the coolest vintage store and search it for the perfect item. I can easily find vintage scarves, pins, and jewelry on eBay, but I'm always wary of buying vintage clothing since you can't try it on before you buy it. While doing a weekend shopping trip with my girlfriends, we came across a store that had just recently opened. As I walked in I realized this was the shop I had been forever searching for! Although it was small and had a limited selection of vintage clothing, I managed to find this gorgeous feather print red dress. Fall has finally shown its true colors (literally!) and I had to slip tights on underneath so my legs didn't freeze. I then put on my shoes adorned with feathers to match the dress. I topped it all off with my beautiful khaki trench coat.

Banana Republic trench coat; Vintage dress; Target tights; Urban Outfitters flats

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This is just a quick note to say THANK YOU! I just passed one hundred visitors in one month, which is extremely exciting. Who knew so many people would be entertained by what a college girl has to say about fashion? This number is also very humbling. This blog was started as an online fashion diary type thing, where I could vent about trends I didn't like or write about how inspired I was by something. Since then, this has grown to something so much bigger. Don't forget to comment on what you're thinking about my posts! Again, thank you to everyone who has ever visited! Keep coming back for more gorgeous trends and outfits!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Forever and Always

I've always loved scarves. I have a collection of about 20 or so, and every time I see the tempature drop to anywhere in the 50s, I get a chill down my spine just thinking about all the wonderus combinations of clothing and scarves I have awaiting my decision. While I was browsing the local thrift stores and boutiques I came across this perfect fall accessory.
These "circle scarves" are also called infinity or forever scarves since they don't end. This is how I feel about the scarf trend. Whats not to love about them? There is always one to match every outfit, they're cheap and most importantly they keep you warm while still looking fabulous! There aren't many accessories that can claim all that. I love the stripes on this scarf since they add a little something to my outfits since lately I've been wearing lots of black, grey, tan and white with little to no prints. I bought this partially because I'm in love with a friend's scarf that she bought at PacSun. I've wanted it forever, but of course, we couldn't have the same thing, so when I ran into this I knew I had to buy it immediately. The size is perfect for double wrapping and keeping me warm and cozy! If you're looking for something like this, I would recommend this scarf from American Eagle, one just like mine except grey and black from PacSun or my personal favorite from Urban Outfitters (I really need to slow down on scarf purchases!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Country Lady

Levi's jean jacket; Old Navy tank top; LC by Lauren Conrad skirt; TOMS shoes
When I was naming this post, I couldn't decide whether to call it "Country Lady" or "Downtown Lady". I thought this looked somewhere inbetween, since I'm wearing a beautiful and flowy ash pink skirt with a jean jacket. The jean jacket and the messy braid are the country side with the skirt, tight tank and bow being the downtown side. I've been wanting to try out the side braid with a bow for a while, and today was the day to try it, since my hair wasn't working with me. I had this outfit planned for while, with tights added onto it, but seeing as the seasons refuse to change, I nixed them and rolled up the sleeves of my jacket to stay a little cooler. Watch for the second coming of this skirt later in the fall when I'll add tights and a lightweight sweater!

Side Braided Bow

Don't these lovely ladies look gorgeous with their side braids? I love the girl on the bottom with the bow in her hair!

Whenever I have bad hair days (which thankfully hasn't happened much lately because of the wonderful weather!) I tend to stick with a ponytail. I try to do a bun or a french braid, but halfway through the day I tend to mindlessly pick at it until I give up on trying to keep it look "done". Then I put it in a ponytail so I can twirl it as much as I want. But as soon as I saw this look, I knew it was something I had to try ASAP! The most appealing things about the side braid are that it shows off my long hair (which I always feel a ponytail doesn't accomplish), it looks good the messier it gets (no more redoing it halfway through the day) and you can easily accessorize it by adding some sparkly bobby pins or, my favorite, adding a bow at the end! The bow seems like a perfect fall look, and although it doesn't feel like fall will ever come, I'm still going to pull out my boots, sweaters and bows!

Friday, October 8, 2010


This is my latest look on Trendtation. This site is very similar to LookBook, but the people on Trendtation seem to be a lot kinder when it comes to commenting and rating looks, and who doesn't want their ego boosted with a nice comment? Head on over to see more of my looks!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flowing in the crisp breeze

As you may have noticed, I have recently changed the design on my blog (yay for upgrades!) and I also added fashion blogs that I follow. These blogs are fabulous for kicking me out of any clothing ruts I'm in at that moment. My morning ritual is to hop onto the computer, check emails, plans for the day, then head to my favorite blogs and see what new outfits they have posted. I am always inspired, even if it isn't something I would normally wear. The inspiration for the skirt on the right is from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Emily was wearing a long, flowy skirt like this one in light pink. I found the skirt she was wearing on Zara, but it was only in tan, olive, or black, and I wasn't a huge fan of those colors. I was looking for something that looked pale and was a combination of more than one color. This skirt seems to have it all. The color is beautiful, but even more beautiful is the price. I'll give you three guesses as to how much this beauty costs. $80? $50? $30?! If I tell you that its from Forever21, does that help? This skirt goes for a mere $19.80. I posted about the incredible prices of Forever21 here, but I can't help but repeat myself-how do they do it?! I plan on buying this as soon as I can, because I definitely can feel fall in the air. I would wear this with a black sweater and unique, strappy sandals or if my feet get cold I'll wear my renewed Uggs (nobody will be able to tell!). The upside to wearing a floor length skirt in the winter is 1. you don't have to shave your legs (that is the one thing that I despise in the summer) and 2. you can double up on warmth by wearing leggings or tights underneath. In summary, there is absolutely no reason not to buy this gorgeous skirt!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Here, Kitty Kitty...

(Please excuse the non-manicured nails. I have recently taken up biting them...again.)
Animal prints have never really been a staple of my closet. (Other than zebra print, which I absolutely adore!) I've never understood the need for a crocodile skin bag or a pair of ponyhair shoes. But, just like the trends, I change my mind a lot. I've decided that although I won't be buying a cheetah print shirt or pants anytime soon, I did want to be involved in the trend. Hence the cheetah spots on my fingernails! I was inspired by Lauren Conrad. If you want to see her much more manicured style, click here. It was actually very easy and didn't take much time at all! The steps to having kitty claws are as follows:
1. Use nail polish remover to take away any leftover nail polish or other grime. I like to use something that strengths my brittle nails.
2. Use a nail buffer. This helps the nail polish go on easier, and if like me, you're going to use a transparent base color, helps your nails look more polished. (Pardon the pun!)
3. Use a sheer pink nail polish color as your base. I used Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Sheer French Color.
4. With a nail polish pen, paint circles on your nails. They don't (and shouldn't) have to be perfect, because you can cover up any mistakes with the black. I used gold, but you could also use white or brown.
5. Trace half of the circle with a sloppy line using a black nail polish pen.
6. Slick on one layer of top coat, preferably with sun protection in it, so your beautiful spots don't fade!
And just like that, you have an on trend statement piece that cost you less than $10!

Look Book

I have officially been featured in my first fashion article. Okay, so it may have been my high school yearbook, but that's almost as good as Vogue, right? This was in the "Personal Style" section, along with about 8 other people. I was very honored to have been chosen, since my style hasn't been very unique until the end of my junior year. Every year that goes by seems to give me more and more inspiration for why I should dress better than I used to. I have realized that when you dress better, you take on life is kicked up a notch. People take you more seriously, you are more likely to be productive (which is a big problem in my life). Because I've moved on to college now I've realized that you can't start math homework at 11:30pm when it's due at 11:59pm. I've also learned to understand that my hair, makeup and outfit don't have to be absolutely perfect everyday. My morning ritual is to wake up, check out the latest posts on all my favorite fashion blogs (featured on the right side of the page!) and see if I get any inspiration. If not, I look through my own personal look book. My look book is a collection of hundreds of pictures cut from magazines dating from 2006. Although the beginning part of my look book is filled with tube tops, stretchy skirts and sequined purses, it still inspires me. I love looking to see how my style has evolved over the years. If you haven't made something like this for yourself already, I would highly recommend it. Not only is it a good reminder of where fashion trends evolved from, but it is also a way to cut down on the clutter of endless fashion magazines. I started my look book because I had too many magazines, and although I loved them all, some of them only had one or two good pages. So, I ripped out pages or cut out outfits I liked and suddenly I had an evolving fashion magazine of my own! All you need to do this is a 2 or 3 inch binder, depending on how much stuff you're planning on putting in it, a 3 hole punch for pages out of magazines, blank pieces of paper to glue small cut-outs on, fashion magazines, gluesticks and your imagination! Because you aren't following any rules as how to make this look book, it can become anything you want it to be. Happy look booking!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Singing in the Rain Boots

On a rainy day, people are confronted with a dilemma. Ruin your adorable shoes, or wear a pair of ugly rubber rain boots? Typically I just stay in whenever its too wet to wear normal shoes outside but with college quickly arriving, that will no longer be an option for me. My solution? These amazing rain boots from Urban Outfitters. I was debating on purchasing Hunter's Lady N' Rain boot, but after I came across the classic yet cheap style from Urban, I was instantly hooked. Not only are they perfect for rainy days, but because they don't look like typical rain boots, I'll be able to wear them in the winter also. Its like two for the price of one. One very, very low price of $28, that is!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Looking for the perfect shoes?

(These are the Light Blue Linen Bridgeports, exclusive for Summer 2010)
Have you been looking for a pair of shoes that are comfortable, not super expensive, adorable, and maybe are green or help a cause? Well look no further for I have found the answer to your shoe woes. Toms Shoes is a shoe company that donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchashed. That is their One for One mission. They have seasonal collections and for spring and summer they have the cutest colors. Coral, pink, sky blue and green are just a few of the solids they carry. And if you're looking for prints they have many of those too. I recently bought my first pair and they are more than I could ever have asked for. I didn't really care much about comfort or style because, hey, I'm helping out! But this brand went above and beyond my expectations. Because they run true to size when I received the shoes they were a bit snug, but after wearing them around my house they stretched out and molded to my feet. I bought the Light Blue Linen Bridgeport and I cannot get enough of them. At $48 I am already lining up to buy another pair! For all of you who want to make a difference for someone, but don't want to have to do any work, this is your way out! Check these shoes out before you buy any others!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Round Sunglasses

Unless you're going for the Ozzy Ozborne look (which doesn't look good on anyone but him...Mary Kate and Ashley take a hint.) I don't understand the round sunglasses. They don't accent any special facial features, and they just generally don't look attractive. I would much rather wear my vintage 1985 Oakley Frogskins, but thats just me. My favorite sunglass look for anyone would be aviators. They look good on everyone, they are everywhere so you can find cheap ones, and they can be worn with everything.

Ahh sunglasses. Reminds of the season I'm already looking forward to....summer. :)