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October 2010


The Tease!

Are you ready for what’s to come this week?!? Get ready, get set, and read the tease! It’s sure to entice your-trendy-self with what’s to come this week.

Be a fashionista in faux fur for cheap!

Learn the new haute updo that’s super simple and uber chic.

Afraid of investing in a new nail color and not loving the look on your digits?  There’s a tool for that.

Check in every Sunday night for the tease. It’s a taste of what’s to come for the fashion-forward trendaholic.

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Halloween Fashion Under Budget

Happy Halloween! If you’re anything like me, you’ve thought long and hard over many creative costume ideas and STILL have no idea what the heck to be. This is for you, the indecisive fashionista on a skinny budget. Here are my top costume ideas that you can probably throw together with stuff you own or could borrow from a friend.

1. Cowgirl. It’s a classic and it can be as cute or as sexy as you’d like.


– An old pair of jeans that you can cut into daisy dukes, or a pair of ripped jean shorts you wore all Summer -they were so haute this Summer.

– One cowboy or cowgirl hat

– Plaid or flannel shirt. Try the plaid shirt from Target Trend Hungry recently featured.

– Cowboy boots

– A lasso if feeling feisty

2. Snooki. Yes, there will be a million other girls doing the Jersey Shore thang, but who cares. FIST PUMP!


– Bumpit or just tease hair

– Skanky dress, preferably in animal print

– Fake tanner

– Heels

3. Tom Cruise in Risky Business. This one is super simple and everyone will know what you are, even if they live under a rock.


– Men’s white dress shirt

– Socks

– Dark wayfarer shades.

That’s it! I also recommend wearing shorts under the shirt, so you don’t get mistaken for the walk of shame.

4. Mummy.

Ingredients: Toilent Paper, and lots of it.

5. Flapper. With Boardwalk Empire being such a hit embrace the roaring ’20s.


– Skirt or shirt with fringe

– Red lipstick

– Red nail polish

– Embellished headband

– String of pearls and a fun attitude.

Hope these cheap fixes help your Halloween dilemmas. If you like this post feel free to send me Halloween candy or simply leave a comment.

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Riding-Inspired Leggings

Leggings are everywhere to be seen.  Five-year olds with Minnie Mouse sweatshirts, teens with Uggs, moms with long tunics – everyone is in on the legging trend and for good reason.

They’re comfortable. It’s super easy to move in them. And they’re way easier to stuff into a boot than jeans.

Here’s a new twist on a must-have item. Riding-inspired leggings – they’ve got the luxury look of riding pants with the stretch and versatility of leggings – perfect for a stylish Saturday running errands or out for a fun jaunt to the pumpkin patch.

Trend: Riding pants

Product: Fluent Life Pants, Pull On Knit Riding

Price: Reg. $54.00 now on sale for $36.99

Store: Macy’s

These babies will keep you looking put together and will still be comfy enough for your days off.

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YouTube Your Look

Want your makeup to look like Taylor Momsen’s dark eyes, Taylor Swift’s fresh face, or one of Katy Perry’s video looks?

YouTube is the new way to get famous. Justin Bieber started Bieber Fever thanks to posting videos online. Makeup is no different. There are tons and tons of video tutorials showcasing how to look fabulous or like someone famous, but this new girl is a little different. Lauren Luke, YouTube makeup artist (panacea81), took her passion for beauty and made a career out of it. Not only can you watch her educational videos, teaching you tricks of the trade, but you can also buy the products she designed at Sephora or her Web site. Going home with a new product and guessing how to use it is so 2004. What’s even cooler than Luke teaching you makeup technique with the products is that she’s got a special deal going on right now. When you buy a full-face palette ($37.00) you get ten iTunes songs on the house. Free songs for everyone … that purchases from her site! Check out Luke’s Web site. She shows you what products you need to complete the looks she demonstrates.

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Blanket with Sleeves for Hipsters

Snuggies are so out of style. They were never really fashion forward, but they were virally trendy and virally ugly. The Snuggie’s lame commercials and spoofs still linger but there’s a new wearable blanket ready to dominate – and it’s way cooler. Not so cool that you should wear it out in public, like the Snuggie often advertised, but cool enough to eat cookies in while watching The Rachel Zoe Project with a friend.

The name: Booty Buddy (sounds cooler than Snuggie by a landslide)

The company: Urban Outfitters

The price: $68.00

It’s catchphrase: “It’s like the most comfortable hug ever.”

This blanket-turned-poncho has a fleece lining and an oversized hood. Say hello to a cheaper heat bill. If that doesn’t sell you on this hipster version of the Snuggie, Slanket, and all those other ridiculous blanket outfits, what will?

If you’ve got a lover that won’t be completely turned off by you living in a baggy blanket, invest in this $9.99 book also available at Urban Outfitters, The Snuggie Sutra.

They’ve also got animal versions of the booty buddy too. I recommend wearing them on Halloween or when you’re alone eating a pint of ice cream.

P.S. Don’t forget to LIKE UO on Facebook to save $25.00 on $75.00.

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Fall Fashion: Cardi is Key

Autumn weather can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes it’s sunny and warm, and moments later it turns to cool and brisk. The trick with tricky temps is layering up – a long cardigan is key.

The shark bite flyaway cardigan from Express for $49.90 is cropped shorter upfront – giving  it a lose look, and longer along the sides.

It’s versatile and perfect for rockin’ the layered look. I especially love long cardigans for shopping. You can roll up the sleeves when digging through sale racks or slip it off to try on a vest or sweater over your shirt.

Leggings and a tee shirt may look cute, but you won’t feel too cute when the wind blows. Opt for a long cardi to get you through the changing Autumn temps. Work it!

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Buzzin: Urban Outfitter’s Savings Via Facebook

Do you love Urban Outfitters hipster-chic vintage-inspired fashions? Perhaps the retro furnishings grab your eye. Or maybe you just can’t get enough of the cool and quirky books they sell.

Whatever pulls on your heartstrings, you can get it for less. All you’ve got to do is LIKE Urban Outfitters on Facebook. Show some love for Urban via Facebook and save $25.00 off of $75.00. It’s totally worth a click of the mouse.





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Ballet Flats for Every Wear

Flats are for all occasions.They’re typically comfortable, cute, and are pretty versatile. You can throw them on after a long day of wearing heels. Or sport a pair all day to look polished and put together without overdoing it.

Having a black pair means you can’t wear them with brown, a brown pair inhibits you from wearing them with black – you get it. A pair to be paired with everything is in order!

A pair perfect for traveling and matching with numerous outfits. A pair with some special, yet subtle details. A pair that make you feel pretty and poised while staying flirty and fun.


By golly, I think I’ve done it.  This pair by Aldo, is on sale online today for $29.98. They’re stretchy for comfort and the metallic-snakeskin pattern looks oh-so-elegant on the ballet-pink flats. If pink isn’t for you, they come in silver too.


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The Tease!

Like knowing what’s to come? Who doesn’t? Here’s this week’s previews. Trust me, you’re not gonna want to miss these trending topics.

Autumn weather can be a little unpredictable. You certainly don’t want to freeze or get pit stains. There’s one item you’ll need to fix your layering dilemma.

Hey Kitty cat, there’s a studious look that’s super chic and plays up your eyes.

Want to learn to perfect your look? There are lots of online resources and there’s one in particular that will change the way you do your makeup.

Check in every Sunday night to scout out what’s trending for the upcoming week.

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DIY Minx Manicure

In Lauren Conrad’s new book Style she talks about nail polish being used as an accessory. If you really want your nails to pop and shine then a minx manicure is the ultimate nail bling – but it can be pricy, $55.00 on average, and not too many places offer minx.

I’ve wanted to try out a minx manicure ever since seeing Katy Perry’s twitpics of her outrageous nail designs. And now, I’ve done it. In the comfort of my own home I gave myself a totally amazing, chic, unconventional mani/pedi. Here’s the 411.

Who: Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Katy Perry all love minx.

What: Minx manicure inspired Chic Prints for nails by OPI available at Sephora for $15.00. They’re nail decals that cover entire nail with unique patterns and designs. I used the black and gold geometric that’s pictured.  Pack includes 16 sheets – enough for one use, plus a few extras.

When: I applied the nail designs this past Monday night. Took about fifteen minutes.  I removed my minx Thursday night – lasting me three days total, one day longer than package claims.

Wear: Looked beautiful and very shiny. No chipping! On last day a few edges began to peel up due to washing hands so much. It’s day six and my toenails still look perfectly intact and as radiant as ever.

Why: They’re super chic and are an eye-catching accessory. I received tons of compliments (especially from strangers) while wearing my minx!

How: Measured nail to sheet, rubbed sheet to activate it to stick to nail, placed sheet on nail and smoothed it down, folded excess and filed in a downward direction to remove it. It wasn’t listed in the directions, but I then applied a topcoat of nail polish to ensure a lengthy wear. To use the extra sheets I applied designs to each big toe and then polished other toenails with Commander in Chic by Sally Hansen.

My opinion: Go get yourself some minx. I don’t recommend them for all the time, due to costing $15.00 for a short weartime. It’s relatively fast and user friendly – great for special occasions, when you want some extra sparkle.