Sunday, October 27, 2013

Boo! Last Minute Halloween Ideas

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Oh wait, that's Christmas! Well, it sure is the spookiest time of the year. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love scary movies, having an excuse to dress up, and not feeling bad for binging on candy like a little kid. When I was in school, I devoted a big chunk of time to putting my costume together, but now that I'm older, life gets in the way, and now I usually find myself running out to Ricky's (my favorite Halloween stop in NYC) for something last minute. I figured I would help some of you out with some last minute ideas....

Outfit #1 - Mime

What you'll need:
  • black pants or for black shorts for the "sexy mime" look
  • black suspenders
  • striped shirt
  • white face paint
  • white gloves (optional) 

Forever 21 - Essential Striped Top  $12.80

Gap Ultra Skinny Pants  $54.95

Hot Topic Suspenders  $5.99  (regularly $7.99)

Party City Womens Short White Gloves  $4.99

Outfit #2 - Professional Ice Skater

What you need:
  • leotard 
  • skater skirt
  • fake gold medal

Charlotte Russe Solid Scuba Skater Skirt  $16.99

Outfit #3 - 1920's Great Gatsby Girl

What you need:
  • cute dress
  • headband
  • cigarette holder (optional)
  • pearls (optional)
Forever 21 - Deco Redux Sequin Dress  $42.80

Party City - Charleston Braided Headpiece  $5.99

Friday, October 25, 2013

What Does The Fox Say?

What Does The Fox say is the catchiest song of the year, and it has me crazy about everything fox related, which is great, because there is fox everything in the stores. I recently picked up an awesome fox ring from Forever 21 that was under $5. Everyone always asks me where I got it from. Check out some of my other favorite fox accessories...

This is my fox head ring. I love this one so much and it's such a great deal.

Forever 21 - Fox Head Ring $4.80

I know everyone hits up Urban Outfitters for clothes, but are you aware of their home section? My bedding is all white, and I think this fox pillow would be a great addition to make it look less prim and proper, which is a good thing, right? 

Urban Outfitters - NEST Fox Pillow $19

I might have to order these like right now. How adorable are these fox earrings? I love the little bit of bling, and that they are rose gold.

Macy's - Fossil Earrings, Rose Gold-Tone Pave Accent Fox Stud Earrings  $38

If you upgraded your iPhone, it is time for a new case. I wish I had an iPhone 5 so I could get this cool fox case. A super cute way to protect your phone.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fierce and Warm - The Animal Sweater Trend

I was never an animal print kind of girl, but surprisingly, I am a huge fan of animals on sweaters. You name it - fox, tiger, lion, whale, whatever, I love it. I've scoured the internet for some of my favorites that are affordable yet awesome. Check out my picks below...

Forever 21 is always great for a girl on a budget. They have several animals on sweaters and t-shirts, but this tiger is one of my favorites. Roar!

Forever 21 - Multi-Colored Tiger Sweater - $24.80

It has been years since I have shopped at JCP, but they have seriously revamped their store. I love dogs and I love glasses, and this sweater is really awesome because it features a dog wearing glasses. How great is that? Plus, it's on sale. I also like the other animals sweaters, but they are sold out online. I would definitely snag the fox sweater if I came across it at the store.

JC Penney - Love By Design Critter Sweater - $19.99 (originally $34)

One of the preppiest animals is the scottie dog. How cute are they? This is for the preppy girl who doesn't want something nautical like the whale or the lobster. To make this sweater even preppier, there are red elbow pads. This would be great for a Christmas party.

C. Wonder - Scottie Intarsia Sweater - $88 (use you student discount to save some $)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oh La La! Catherine Malandrino Parisien Inspired Collection For Kohl's

Yet another designer collaboration is in stores now, but this one isn't at Target. Catherine Malandrino designed a Parisien inspired collection for Kohl's. Expect a lot of black and super reasonable prices since it appears that the entire collection is on sale. Check out some of my favorite pieces below...

I love laser cut, and I love that there is a laser cut piece in the collection. This was already a great deal at the original price, and at the sale price it's quite the steal. I would style it exactly like the model is wearing it.

Catherine Malandrino For DesignNation Laser-Cut Shift Dress - $52 (originally $88)

Even Olivia Palermo is a fan. She belted hers which s great for girls with a small waist. Sometimes your figure can get swallowed up in a shift.

I loved this piece from the moment I saw it. Clueless is my favorite movie, and I part of me wishes the school girl look would come back in style some day so I could break out my old mary janes an knee socks. This is similar to a school girl style, but it a much more grown up and modern way. I could definitely wear this to work, and still look cute after work grabbing drinks with the girls. There are only a few sizes available online, but there may be many more at your local store.

Catherine Malandrino For DesignNation Pleated Ponte Dress - $42 (originally $72)

I was a little on the fence on this one, but since it has such great reviews, I zoomed in the get a better look, and I'm a total fan. This one is great because there are a ton of sizes online, and this would be really nice for the Christmas party season or a night out on the town.

Catherine Malandrino For DesignNation Gored Ponte Dress - $46.80 (originally $78)