Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best-Dressed of 2011

As this year comes to a close, it is nice to look back on all of the fashion choices of 2011. Whether bold or simple, colorful or sparkly, quirky or sweet, and on the best- or worst-dressed list, celebrities really stepped out of their shells this year. Many made daring dress decisions, and thank goodness, because they certainly kept us entertained and inspired throughout the year. In fact, there were so many style standouts that it was nearly impossible to choose my favorites. But after searching for and staring at so many dresses that my eyes hurt, I now give you my Best-Dressed of 2011 list:



 Emma Watson wearing Oscar de la Renta


Emma Stone wearing Bottega Veneta


Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein


 
(Warning: Stand back-- the following dresses are RED HOT.)


Lea Michele wearing Marchesa

 
Nina Dobrev wearing Donna Karan


Mila Kunis wearing Alexander McQueen


Elle Fanning wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs


Hope you enjoyed these fashion flashbacks of 2011, and have a happy new year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Fashion It List- December 2011

The Fashion It List- December 2011


Halston Heritage sequin shorts
$325 - net-a-porter.com

Betsey Johnson tight
$19 - bluefly.com

With Love From CA dot tight
$8.99 - pacsun.com

Betsey Johnson suede pumps
$105 - betseyjohnson.com

Betsey Johnson suede pumps
$140 - betseyjohnson.com

Friis Company knit scarf
€71 - shopfriiscompany.com

Donna Karan cashmere shawl
£580 - net-a-porter.com



1. Heart-printed tights: So cute and girly! They are a great way to add interest to a plain skirt.

2. Chunky heels: These thick heels are really outshining stilettos right now! Plus, they are easier to walk in :)

3. Infinity scarves: Very easy to wear and they keep you warm during the chilly month of December!

4. Sequin shorts: These fun shorts are a festive choice for a holiday party. Just pair them with tights and heels, and they will look perfect!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland- Nails of the Week



To achieve these frosty-looking blue nails, I first painted them with one coat of light blue polish. The one is used is from the brand Bonita which can be purchased at the store Francesca's. After they were dry, I painted only the tips of my nails with a clear top coat. If you do not have a steady hand, you could put tape on the rest of your nail to only expose the tips before painting them clear. Then, while the tips were still wet, I dipped them in loose silver-white craft glitter. Finally, I painted the enitre nail with a top coat. I hope you love this wintry look as much as I do!

Friday, December 9, 2011

How to Wear... Florals in the Fall/Winter

Dress- H&M
Cardigan- H&M
Leggings- Forever 21
Belt- Forever 21
Boots- Target

Close-up of floral print

Wearing floral prints in the fall and winter can be tricky. To make sure that your flowery outfit doesn't look like it belongs in summer, I recommend the following:
-a dark background of the floral print (mine is black with orange and pink flowers)
-dark leggings or tights
-leather boots
-a sweater, cardigan, or coat (depending on the weather)
-a belt to make sure that your figure is not lost in the outerwear you choose

Hope you enjoyed and will try this look!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Haul!

After Thanksgiving at my grandma's house, I went to the mall at midnight with my sister and cousin. We shopped there until about 2am and then went to Old Navy. After a couple hours of napping, we came back to the mall at 6am and then stopped by Ulta (which is not in our mall). I was exhausted, but it was a lot of fun, and there were lots of great deals. Here are some of the things I bought:

Old Navy- $7


Old Navy- $25


This is a floral print (hard to see in the pic!)
H&M- $5

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

3. Red Riding




Top: Forever 21- $18
Jeggings: Hollister- $30
Boots: Target- $30
Bag: Forever 21- $18
Nails: Cetus by Sinful Colors

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CMA Style

Here are some of your favorite country singers' looks that WOWed the world in blacks and whites at the 2011 Country Music Awards!
all photos from people.com



Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood (outfit change!)


Faith Hill

Lauren Alaina
I hope you enjoyed! I would love to hear which look was YOUR favorite, so leave a comment below!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Fashion It List- November 2011

The Fashion It List- November 2011


Cropped jacket, $110
Maje tiered skirt, $195
Satchel bag, $55
Proenza schouler bag


1. Folded Lapel Blazers- These are such a cute twist on the classic fitted blazer! They are perfect for everything from work to parties to a chic way to dress up jeans and a white tee (and a great backdrop for a statement necklace!)

2. Satchel/Messenger Bags- Bags like these are very stylish-- whether yours is a neutral shade or trendy color blocking, it can instantly pull together even the most basic outfit. Plus, they are easy to carry and convenient to hold all of your things!

3. Burgundy, Light Jade, and Royal Purple- Three of the most popular colors this season, they are seen all over clothes in magazines and runways.

4.Camel Mini Skirt- So. Chic. The modest color and shape keep the short length classy.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Glitter Bomb (Nails of the Week)

From left to right:
Claire's Cosmetics: Bedazzled- $4.50
Sally Hansen HD: Blu- $5
Claire's Cosmetics: Dazzling- $2.25 (on clearance)

To achieve this look, I simply did two coats of the blue (it is quite sheer) then one coat of the pink sparkles and one coat of the multicolored sparkles. I finished with Nail Life's Nail Revitalizer Top Coat for extra shine and smoothness.

Challenge Winners!

For those that entered my Costume to Cute Challenge, thank you very much!
I enjoyed looking at all of your outfits, and they were all really good.
These were some great entries that were submitted on time- http://ridiculouslyredridiculoulyred.blogspot.com/2011/10/cowgirl_1071.html
http://hannahlcf.blogspot.com/2011/11/costume-cute-challenge.html
http://chitraasfashiondiary.blogspot.com/2011/11/costume-egypt_01.html

But the winner I chose was...

Lights. Camera. Fashion.'s Alice in Wonderland inspired outfit, which can be seen here: http://hannahlcf.blogspot.com/2011/11/costume-cute-challenge.html

Her blog is pretty new but really great, so go follow her!

Thanks again to all who entered! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Costume → Cute" Challenge

"Costume ---> Cute" Challenge

Claudie Pierlot blouse, €135
Marc Jacobs fleece skirt, $995
Bamboo heels, $25
Chanel - Hydrabase Lipstick - No.170 Gipsy Scarlet 3.5g/0.12oz, $38
LancĂ´me Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara, $25


Hey everyone, I want ALL of you to do the Costume → Cute Challenge! I created this challenge.
What to do:
1. Pick a Halloween costume (it does not have to be your costume in real life!).
2. Make up an outfit that is inspired by the costume. It can be as literal as you want, but it should be something that is at least somewhat wearable!
3. You can just post pics on your blog, but I prefer using Polyvore to compile it all like I did in my own post above!
4. If you do this challenge (please do it!), put the link to it in the comments section of this post.
5. If you do it by next weekend, November 4th, I will pick a winner and link your post/blog in my next post!

PLEASE do this challenge! It is really fun, and I want to see all of your cool outfits!

The Fashion It List- October 2011

The Fashion It List- October 2011

Victoria s Secret cape coat, $158
Rag & Bone skinny pants, $990
Minnetonka shoes, $90
Christian Louboutin high heel boots, $1,295
R J Graziano cuff bangle, $65




1. Capes and Faux Fur- Two trends in one awesome piece! This cape seems so cozy and is practically the epitome of fall!

2. Gold Bracelet- I love this cuff! In my opinion, gold is so much nicer than silver for fall time.

3. Brown Leather Pants- In love! These are so much more wearable than black leather, which can sometimes look too edgy. The cute brown is PERFECT for this season!

4. Fringe- Boots are super cozy and classic, but you can also step it up a notch with fringe on heels. Yes, those are red soles-- Christian Louboutin is loving this trend, too!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Runway Finale!

The season finale of Project Runway aired on Lifetime last night! The four designers who made it to the finale showed their Spring 2012 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 9th, 2011. In this post, I am going to show you my two favorite and one least favorite looks from each collection.

I'll start with Viktor Luna, whose collection was inspired by Mexico (where he is from) and New York.

I really like this look.
 He did two outfits that had
mirrored shirts, and I think
they look really cool!


This dress is so pretty! I
really like the color-dipping!






















This look was my least favorite in his
collection. I think it looks a bit cheap
and tacky and like he was trying too hard.
Okay, on to the next designer: Kimberly Goldson, whose collection is very urban glam.

This look stood out from her others
because it is so chic and more subdued
than her bright colors used in other looks.
I personally LOVE it!


This is quite different than the look to the left
but I love it all the same. The colorful
print is so pretty, and it is draped so well
that it was practically dancing on the runway!

I didn't mind the look from the back,
but the front of this skirt is just
really forced and unflattering.
Third designer: Anya Ayoung-Chee, who was inspired by the Caribbean and her brother.


I went crazy about this dress; the print is
adorable and it flows beautifully!

I thought that Anya's other dresses all
seemed repetitive and not much more than
average. However, I did really like this
bathing suit that she put in for a twist!

I kind of think that this dress
resembles a paper bag with some trim
on it and a necklace thrown on to look
like more effort.
Then, we have Joshua McKinley, whose style throughout the season was colorful, crazy, and unedited.

I like the simplicity of this dress,
and the color is gorgeous.

I'm not so sure about the shirt,
 but I love the pants and jacket!

Ahhhhhh! The lime green, the print,
the weird untied shorts. . .
I'm not a fan!
Overall, it was a great season and an extraordinary runway show! The order that I liked their final collections: Kimberly first, then Viktor, then Anya, and last Joshua. Kimberly and Viktor's collections both had outfits for a really cool girl out and about in New York or something similar. I was a huge fan of both of their shows. Now, I loved Anya the entire season, rooting for her since the auditions. But, I have to say that her collection seemed a bit too easy for me. Almost all of her looks were flowy, V-neck dresses out of a different print. It just seems like she didn't do as much as the others who had structured pieces, separates, draping, and more design in them. Lastly, Joshua: Not a fan. Too bright, too crazy, too loud. Not for me.
However the judges had different ideas. The winner they chose was, spoiler alert!,