Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Fave: Cool Jackets

Fall Fave: Cool Jackets


Studded jacket, $60 / Full Tilt / Puffy jacket / Jacket / River Island leopard jacket, $73 / H&M , $65 / Neon blazer / H&M short jacket / Blue jacket / Cropped jacket, $24 / Blue jacket / Dorothy Perkins cropped jacket

Jackets and coats are a must if you live anywhere with a cold climate or harsh winter! There are so many options: bright colors, classic shapes, leather details, pleats, peplums, and more! Even if you live with warm winter weather, you can try a cool vest, like the denim one (bottom right)! Which jacket do YOU have your eyes on this year?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Fave: Cute Boots

Fall Fave: Cute Boots

As much as I love my strappy, summer sandals, I am actually looking forward to stepping into some great boots for fall. Classic brown riding boots are my #1 staple, but this year, there are so many exciting twists and details on boots and booties alike. Which of these pairs do YOU most want?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Fave: Chunky Scarves

Fall Fave: Chunky Scarves

H&M fringe scarve, $11 / Roxy knit shawl, $15 / River Island green shawl, $26 / Quiksilver / Forever 21 fringe scarve / Jane Norman striped scarve, $8.12 / BCBGeneration knit shawl / Dorothy Perkins oversized scarve / Forever New fringe scarve, $21 / H&M striped scarve, $13 / Forever 21 fringe scarve / Vero Moda round scarve, $32 / H&M cashmere shawl, $49
'Tis the season to put away the shorts and tanks and pull out our fall clothes! I am so excited to start wearing scarves, boots, jackets, and more, and I hope you are, too! I made several collages of clothing pieces that I can't wait to wear for this season, and I will be posting a new one each day for the next few days. Check out today's scarves (and tell me in the comments which ones YOU love!), and stay tuned for more clothing picks!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

19. Puppy Love

 Top: H&M
Pants: H&M
Pumps: Old Navy
Bag: Franco Sarto
Hairband: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New York Fashion Week S/S '13

This past week, September 6-13, was Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Dozens upon dozens of designers, new and noteworthy alike, were proud to present their Spring-Summer 2013 Collections.
This post features a sampling of some of the amazing collections, along with brief summaries of the trends seen in each designer's work.
(all photos from

Kate Spade took her collection to a different decade with 1950s throwbacks.
Bright colors were everywhere, and the looks were fun and carefree.

Chris Benz played with colors, whites, prints,
and lots of layering.

3.1 Phillip Lim had a bit of a rock 'n' roll vibe,
plus some pops of color and denim looks.
Christian Siriano dealt with lightweight fabrics
in pastel colors to create flowing, soft-looking silhouettes.
Prabal Gurung used strong, bold colors to make several
drop-waist dresses, as well as silky pant and short outfits.
Erin Fetherston featured gorgeous looks
with feminine, glamorous styles.
Rachel Roy's collection was very modern in style
 and included prints and bright colors.
Peter Som incorporated floral and chevron prints,
while using predominantly light colors.
Charlotte Ronson mixed soft, delicate fabrics
 with hard touches like leather and plastic.
Carolina Herrera showed off chic dresses galore,
mostly in shades of light blue and bright orange.
All of the collections at Fashion Week were great--which designers' collections did you like best?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall-ish Nail Polish

I love, love, love nail polish--especially in the fall! It can make or break an entire look, and it is a great cheerer-upper for cold, blah days. Here are my picks for this season!
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shade "Cherry Red"
OPI in the shade "OPI on Collins Ave."
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shade "Crushed"

E.L.F. in the shade "Smoky Brown"
E.L.F. in the shade "Copper"
Sinful Colors in the shade "All About You"

Sinful Colors in the shade "Fig"
Claire's Cosmetics in the shade "After Dark"
Sinful Colors in the shade "Bali Mist"

Sinful Colors in the shade "Cream Pink"
Sephora in the shade "Picnic in the Park"
Wet n Wild Megalast in the shade "On a Trip"
What's your favorite fall-ish polish?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Teen Vogue Fashion University Acceptance!

I've been accepted into Teen Vogue Fashion University 2012!
Hey everyone! I am super excited to announce that this October, I will be attending Teen Vogue Fashion University, a three-day event full of seminars, speakers, and shopping!
Teen Vogue Fashion University is an amazing experience for anyone wanting to work in the fashion industry. Each year, 500 people from around the world (ages 16-24) are selected to attend. If you are interested in applying for next year (I think 2013 applications are available around the beginning of next summer), definitely check out the website here!
The classes are in New York City, in the Teen Vogue Building and Hudson Theatre. When you are accepted, you fill out a registration, which includes choosing your classes. This was a lot of fun, but it was extremely hard to make the decisions!
Some of the noteworthy speakers for this year include:
Bryan Boy (fashion blogger)
Chris Benz (fashion designer)
Christian Siriano (fashion designer--won Project Runway!)
Erika Bearman (global communications, voice of OscarPRGirl)
Erin Fetherston (fashion designer)
Grace Coddington (creative director at Vogue)
Lauren Berger (intern queen)
Marie Suter (creative director at Teen Vogue)
Mary Kate Steinmiller (senior fashion market editor at Teen Vogue)
Nicole Richie (actress, writer, creative director)
Peter Som (fashion designer)
Phillip Lim (fashion designer)
Prabal Gurung (fashion designer)
Rachel Roy (fashion designer)
and lots more!
When you register, you can choose four seminars to attend. The classes fill up SUPER quickly, though, so you want to select right away or you might end up with your second or even third or fourth choices for each session.
Here is my schedule for the weekend:
Friday Night: H&M Shopping Event and Kick-off Party
Saturday Session 1: Opening Q&A
Saturday Session 2: Chris Benz--The King of Color Seminar
Saturday Session 3: Exclusive Teen Vogue Editorial Floor Tour
Saturday Session 4: The Teen Vogue Editors Panel
Saturday Session 5: Lauren Berger--The Intern Queen Seminar
Saturday Session 6: Closing Keynote
Saturday Night: Topshop Shopping Event
Sunday Morning: Fashion in the Digital Age Seminar
Sunday: Graduation!
The entire weekend sounds so amazing! While I would have loved to see some of my favorite designers and celebrities like Nicole Richie and Christian Siriano, I chose the sessions that I feel will be most beneficial to me and a future career in journalism and fashion editing. I've heard so many good things about this opportunity--some lucky attendants get to meet the speakers and Teen Vogue editors, and even luckier ones make connections that lead to internships!
Finally, there are some opportunities during the seminars to ask questions. I am going to come up with a list of questions that I could ask if given the chance, so please comment any questions that you have for anyone--I will try to get them answered! I will write a follow-up post in October after the event with lots of pictures, stories, and hopefully answered questions! Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

18. Pleats, Please

Top: Old Navy (similar)
Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)
Jacket: H&M (similar)
*Tights: Oasap (link)
Heels: Old Navy (similar)
Blue Bead--local boutique
Silver Bow--American Eagle
Plain Silver--thrifted
Flower Set--Forever 21
Nail Polish: Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in the shade Sunset Orange
*These tights were picked out by me and given to me through the Oasap Fashion Bloggers Program. Please read my full disclaimer here.