Sunday, November 22, 2009

Update :)

I'm going to start typing my updates in fun colors, because they just look so bleh otherwise. I just wanted to say that I'm going to be out of town for Thanksgiving weekend (from Wednesday the 25th to the following Monday) so I won't have any posts up.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and I hope you all have a really great time with your families :)

And, I'm ridiculously excited about the new OneRepublic album that came out on Tuesday. So if any of you are fans...

Later :)

Hot Shoes for Fall

The Mocassin- these are great shoes to throw on when you're in a hurry, or just are having an off-day. They're like Converse, in that sense. I like dark brown mocassins, but these are pretty cool too. These are from American Eagle and are $29.50
The Metallic Flat- these are absolutely adorable for those warmer fall days, where you don't want to bother with boots. Like in the picture, they look great with tights, and a skirt or something. I like this pair from American Eagle, and they're only $29.50!
The (f)UGG- UGG's are very popular on the streets this season (as always), but I've had some people ask me about fuggs. I don't think that wearing fuggs makes you any less fashionable or anything, I mean, not everyone wants to spend $180 on boots, and that's fine. I chose this pair of fake UGGs from American Eagle because I thought that they were really cute, and are only $40. Try emu or Bear Paw (I think that's the name) for other cute boots like this.
The Thigh-Highs- thigh-high boots are all over the runway this season. Unfortunately, they look best on tall people (because on shorter people, they would go all the way up your thighs!). Check out some pictures from New York Fashion Week for some inspiration on how to wear these. These are by Chinese Laundry and are only $99!
The Lace-Up Bootie- These look so cute with tights and a skirt. They're a great way to dress up a kind of boring outfit, and they're just so fun to look at! I've seen some good ones from Forever 21, although I've heard they're uncomfortable, so I chose this pair from Cynthia Vincent to show you guys. It retails for $325, which is a little pricey, but it's a good example.
The Slouchy Boot- slouchy boots are absolutely essential because they can be worn with so many different things. They look cute when you wear them with jeans and a t'shirt, and edgy if you wear them with a skirt and tights. Wet Seal has an adorable pair for only $25, but these are from Piperlime, and are $99.
The Riding Boot- These are so in for this season! You can find any type (leather or fake) and length (short or tall)...there are just so many riding boots out there. I really like the caramel colored ones, but these black ones are pretty cute too, aren't they? These are from Forever 21, and are $32.80

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fall Makeup Trends

So I'm branching out. Into makeup :)

I haven't seen a lot of things out there about fall makeup trends, so here's one...

Purple Eyeshadows- anything from a baby lavender to a rich plum. Purples are great for any time of day: they can look elegant at night, or casual for the day. One thing I really like is smokey eyes made with different shades of purples- gorgeous!

Glossy- kind of vague, but I have seen glossy eyeshadows in addition to lips. It's a funky look that can look really sophisticated. To try out the glossy eyeshadow, mix some of your favorite eyeshadow or pigment with some Vaseline. For a really glossy lip gloss, I recommend MAC's Dazzleglass.

Chocolates- deep chocolate browns are so pretty on nails, and maybe even lips if you can pull it off. Chocolate eyes would look stunning with a plum colored dress or something.

See you soon :)

Necessities For This Season (Part 1 of many...)

A beret. Seriously. How cute is this? It adds a nice Parisian touch to anything you wear it with, and it's comfy cozy. Forever 21 has some nice ones, although I'm skeptical of the quality, so this one is from
Fun patterned tights. These are so cute when they're paired with skirts or long tunics. You can wear them with some flats or boots too, and it's perfect for fall! American Eagle has a huge selection of tights (this pair is from there for about $12.50).
A pea coat. They're absolutely gorgeous, and look really nice paired with some scarves. This is the one outerwear essential for this season, so make sure that you have at least one! I have one from Macy's that I got for about $40 (super steal!), but this one is from American Eagle, and is on sale for $99.95.

A chunky knit sweater. You can wear this with *so* many things, it's not even funny. They're cute and comfy, and look great. This particular one has a cowl neck, which is a big trend this season. You can pair it with long necklaces, jeans, maybe even a I said, anything! This particular one is from American Eagle and is $49.50.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

REVIEW: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

Hey darlings :)

Long time, no see...

So as for the You Tube channel, it's basically a fail. As of now. Mostly because making a good video requires editing, and I just don't have time to work so hard on them. And I don't want to make you guys crappy videos. So if you give me a little more time, I promise that I *will* put up videos for you, like a couple of weeks. We'll see :)

I know that this blog is supposed to be about fashion, but I want to start blogging a bit about makeup. If you don't mind. So today I want to to do a review of Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer.
If you haven't tried this stuff yet, you're seriously missing out. I first borrowed (and never returned) this from my friend, and it was in Merlot, a gorgeous burgundy color. But they discontinued it :( I decided I wanted a new shade so I bought it in Rhubarb (above) from Ulta for about 5 bucks. What I really like about it is that it's not a really rich shade, so you can layer glosses on top of it.

Another great thing about it is that it really moisturizes your lips. It has a nice minty smell, and kind of tingles. But in a good way. This is a great to keep in your purse or something during the winter, because a lot of us get dry lips.

I definitely give this 5 stars. I *really* recommend it, and it comes in a bunch of colors. Next on my list, champagne. Check it out here:

Friday, November 13, 2009

TREND REPORT: High-Waisted Skirt (and blog)

Hey lovelies :)

So I couldn't shoot any videos for YouTube today. My school has this thing where, on our days off, some sophomores and freshmen 'babysit' the primary school (I go to a K-12), and so a couple of my friends and I, and some freshmen had to take care of 30 little kids for 8 hours. Bad scene.

I wanted to talk a little about high-waisted skirts because they're in not only on the runways, but also in 'everyday life', aka stores.
I think that this is so adorable. Obviously, it's not perfect for fall (unless you're lucky) but if you throw on a cardigan, and maybe some tights, you'll be able to get away with it. High-waisted skirts are good for people who are on the shorter side, like me (I'm only 5'2'') because if you pair them with boots or pumps, they can make your legs look looooooong. Another good thing to wear with a high-waisted skirt is those cluster necklaces that you see in a bunch of stores like Forever 21. They draw attention to the tucked in waist, so if you have an hourglass figure, it's perfect!
Sorry about the teeny tiny picture :( This look is just a tad more appropriate for fall (although most people would have to wear something under that shirt). It's 'interesting' because the v goes all the way down to wear the skirt meets the shirt, and the belt covers that up. So maybe you wouldn't want to wear something underneath... But either way, it's a cute look.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Hey there :)

So you'd have to be living under a rock not to know that plaid is the 'it' design this season. From plaid button-ups to flats, you can find plaid *anything*. The problem is that some people don't know how to wear plaid, and they end up looking like a preppy mess.

The one thing you need to keep in mind with plaid, like most other prints, is that you don't want to over do it. Just like with leopard print- you don't want to have a plaid shirt, plaid purse, plaid shoes, and a plaid headband.
My favorite way to wear plaid is like this- just a simple button-up shirt. You can wear it mostly buttoned up, like in the picture, or you can wear open with a plain or graphic t' underneath. It makes for a nice look that doesn't look too busy
Statement shoes are all the rage this season, so plaid shoes are a given. They're a great way to turn a 'meh' outfit into something cute and trendy. They can be dressy or casual, depending on the pieces that you pair them with. Great way to dress up jeans and a t'shirt when you're feeling lazy...

I can't find any good pictures of plaid scarves, but those are definitely a must-have! I've seen them at Forever 21 and American Eagle. They're great for adding more dimension to a layered outfit, like a v-neck and a cami, or a cardigan with something.

All of the pictures are of things that you can buy from

Thanks for reading :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stila Makeup

Okay, I lied. I am going to put some posts up. Blogging gets priority over English papers. Hands down.

So I know that this is supposed to be about the 'fashion world' but most of my followers also have makeup videos on their You Tube channels, so I thought that I'd share this with you, my Stila haul.

I just ordered this stuff online, but it's all stuff I've gotten before. I'm doing this blog now because I *know* I won't do it later. I haven't bought makeup in a long time, so I kind of splurged, but I had money on hand (lots of babysitting!). Cover-up Stick ($20)- this is the only cover-up stick that has ever touched my face, and for good reason. It's not oily at all, and doesn't clog your pores like some cover-ups can. It's great for those under eye circles you get, and it's easy to blend into your skin. I'm shade C.Glitter Eyeliner ($6)- I bought this last year at this time too because I thought it was such a fun thing to have on hand for the holiday season. I have it in purple silver, and I have to say, I'm very impressed by it. It's easy to get a precise line, and there's hardly any smudging. This time, I picked it up in golden silver.

Holiday Lip Glaze Collection ($25)- I was so excited about this one because each year Stila comes out with a new collection. It's a great deal, because you can try out 8 different shades, and find the ones that you like. I already have four of the colors (kitten, starfruit, blackberry, and cranberry) because those aren't new, but the new ones are plum fairy, candy, marmalade, and pinkle twinkle. All of the new ones and kitten are mostly sheer, and the other three are tinted. My favorite out of the ones I've tried is kitten because it's the perfect sheer color, and you can layer colors under it too.

Huge Thanks and Update

Hey there :)

So first of all, I have a *huge* thank you due to gclauds, ogoshitistash, and GLAMondemand13. They all are amazing people who helped me get some new subscribers to this blog. Definitely check out their channels on You Tube (just and then their username). They all are amazing at what they do (and they all are incredibly nice people)- GLAMondemand13 and ogoshitistash both have amazing makeup tutorials, and gclauds has some great tips and a cool sense of style.

As for the update, I'm really busy with school work right now so I think it might be a while (maybe until Friday) until I can get another post up. It totally kills me but I have so many papers and labs to finish, and on top of that, I might be transferring to a private HS next year, so I need to study for my ISEEs!

Thanks for sticking with me through all this, and I *promise* that I will try very hard to get some posts up. If you guys could tell me what you want, like more trend reports and stuff, in the comments, that would be absolutely amazing!

Oh, and before I forget, I'm going to be using my normal You Tube channel ( and make it a Guru channel. So check it out around Friday or Saturday, because hopefully, I'll have some videos up by then!

Thanks :)

TREND REPORT: Dolman Sleeves

Hey there :)

So one of this season's hottest trends is the dolman sleeve. What it is is a sleeve that has a very large armhole, and a tight cuff. They are *incredibly* popular for sweaters and t'shirts right now
. The one in the above picture also has a cowl neck, but I'll get into that some other time.

If you are petite like me, you want to steer away from dolman tops that are turtlenecks- they're not going to do anything to elongate your torso, and can make you look wider than you actually are. If you have larger arms, then dolman tops are perfect for you- the way they fall (nice and drapey) is very forgiving!

One of the best ways to wear a dolman sleeve shirt is also the simplest; just wear it with some skinny jeans or leggings and boots. The idea is to have a fitting bottom, so it's a nice contrast.

You can find dolman tops in several different items- jackets, cardigans, and shirts. All of them are good pieces to have, and you can find them in many different stores. My personal favorite is this one:
While it's a little pricey, it would look great with just a simple t'shirt and jeans.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Forever 21 Cosmetics

Hey there :)

I've been wanting to try out the cosmetics at Forever 21 out for a while now, so a couple of days ago I went there and bought some mascara and lip gloss. They've added a lot of stuff to their collection now, so I want to try some more stuff, like the eyeshadows.

For some reason, it's not letting me upload pictures, so here's the link to the mascara
and the lip gloss

The mascara was pretty good, but I thought that it was kind of runny. It didn't do much for volumizing, but it did make my eyelashes look longer. I'm not complaining though, because it was only $2.80!

The lip gloss, on the other hand, was much better. I really liked the color (I got the burgundy) and it stayed nice and shiny for a while. I had to apply a coat of chapstick underneath the second time though, because it made my lips really parched. And, the best part? It was only $1.50!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What's Hot for Fall/Winter

Maxi Dress (Issac Mizrahi)- maxi dresses have been in for a while, and from the looks of it, they aren't going 'out' any time soon. They're great transitional pieces, because you can wear them in the summer, and maybe even the winter, depending where you live.

One Shoulder (Carolos Miele)- A lot of dresses this season have the one-shoulder look, not quite as revealing as strapless, but not as prim as sleeveless. The one word that I could use to describe all of these looks is 'edgy'- this is because designers are taking a lot of inspiration from trends from the 80s.
The Playsuit Look (Brian Reyes)- Playsuits made their comeback over the summer, and now, you'll find them everywhere. This particular look isn't exactly a playsuit, but it combines the two basic elements- high waisted shorts, and a tucked in tank.
Shirt Dresses (Arise: African Promise Collective)- this is one trend that anyone can do, no matter their age or style. You can dress them up or down, all depending on the shoes that you pair with.
See Through (Allude)- This is that kind of a trend that not everyone can pull off, but the people who can look killer. Your best bet would be a see-through vintage lace top with a cami underneath- it's edgy but not crossing the line.
Tribal Prints (Alexandre Herchcovitch)- Bright tribal prints add a nice pop of color to normally boring outfits. They're a great effortless way to add some pattern into your outfit.

The Fitted Jacket (3.1 Phillip Lim)- You're going to see fitted jackets on almost any runway. They're great versatile pieces that can be paired with pants or skirts for a more edgy take on any 9 to 5.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update :)

Hey there

So, I've been thinking about getting a YouTube channel where I can show some outfits that I came up with and stuff, because my blog is mostly trends. What do you guys think about that idea? Let me know, and thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

TREND ALERT!: How to Wear the Slouchy Boot

Hello there my lovely readers :)

So I'm going to borrow heavily from Wet Seal for this one, but at least I have a post, right?

Slouchy boots are just about everywhere, and they're an essential because they go with just about everything. Pair them with some skinny jeans and a t'shirt for an effortless look, or some tights and a high-waisted skirt for a more edgy one.
This particular pair of boots is from Wet Seal, and I know, I know, red boots aren't that amazing, and they do have these in other colors, but the red is the only one that shows the true 'slouch' factor. So bare with me a bit. I love this pair because it's affordable (something along the lines of 28 bucks) but still looks cute. Most slouchy boots look like this, so if you don't have this exact pair, you can still use some of the outfits:

For a very chic look, pair some gray or black slouchy boots with denim skinny jeans, a purple sweater, gold chain necklace, and a beret. Berets are very in this season, and boots go perfectly with them!

For a more casual look, pair some bright colored boots with denim jeans and a blue and white striped shirt or sweater. The boots will add a nice splash of color to the look.

Another great way to wear slouchy boots is with patterned tights. Patterned tights, high waisted skirts, tank tops, cardigans, and boots all look great together!

So I know this was a pretty pathetic entry, but I just needed to get *something* up.
I'm sorry I wasted that precious 5 minutes of your life :(