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November 2010

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Alexa Chung’s Menswear Glam

Alexa Chung is like no other – kooky, elegantly disheveled, and always chic. Plus, she’s super entertaining, which is why she’s back to do another tv show. This time it’s on PBS and it’s about finding awesome finds at thrift stores, called Thrift America. The blog world finds this super buzzworthy and with good reason – There’s been a void in a hipster-chic cool chick to watch on tele since her MTV show On with Alexa Chung was canceled. I’m just now putting down my candy supply from the heartbreak of the cancellation.

This entry is dedicated to Chung’s carefree way of pairing menswear with feminine pieces. She makes it look so effortless.

What you need:

Menswear-Inspired Blazer: Silence & Noise Boyfriend Blazer, Urban Outfitters, Originally $78.00, now $49.00.

Feminine Fock with shimmer & shine: Abstract Jacquard Dress, Forever 21, $29.80.

A Pair of Killer-Chic Pumps: Botkins in Black, Aldo, Originally $90.0, now $49.99.

A Quilted Bag with Chain Strap: Small Quilted Studded Bag, Forever 21, $20.80.

Dark Tights: Worthington Sweater Tight, JCPenney, Originally$14.00, now $5.88.

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Cyber Monday

Dear Fashionistas,

It’s Cyber Monday! It’s like Black Friday, but for online shopping and no long lines.

That means many of the stores you love are offering free shipping today among other deals.

There are too many deals to list, so check out CyberMondayCentral.com. Pick the category of item you’re on the hunt for (ex. shoes, green gifts, movies, etc.) and let your virtual-saving fest begin. This site will help you get whatever gift you’ve got in mind, while saving you some cash.

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Sale-Rack Report: Holiday-Ready Ruffled LBD

The little black dress is a necessity –  Not a want, a necessity!

It can take you from the office party, to the bar with your gals, a wedding, you name it. With the holidays coming up and cash being tight , spending on yourself has gotta be on the back burner. It’s all the more reason to invest in a LBD that can be worn to lots of functions in the future.

The other trend that’s so haute: Ruffles. They’re feminine, fun, and add a special touch. This dress off the sale rack at American Eagle has you covered on the LBD timeless trend and o the ruffle frontier. Plus it’s just under $30.00. Pair with a blazer to work, or some bling and a strappy shoe to a soiree. At this price you can invest on a few new accessories and still have cash leftover for presents. Doesn’t that sound merry?

If you love the style but are looking for a another color, it’s also available in red, purple and navy.

 

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Fast & Cheap Root Touchups

It’s official. The holiday season is in full swing. Santa is at the mall. People are already putting up holiday decorations. And radio stations are playing all the Christmas classics.

What this means is a busy schedule of working to pay for those presents, many celebrations, and making the traditional holiday preparations. With all the hustle and bustle you’ve gotta look your best but are certainly going to be short on time and cash. Here’s the quick hair-color fix I’m now in love with!!

Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy Root Touchup kit saved me of awful roots when I was way short of time. Check the stats.

Time: 10 minutes, 15 for stubborn grays.

Cost: Around $6.00, prices vary store-to-store.

How To: Simply mix the ingredients in the mixing tray provided. Part hair in preferred style. Dip applicator in mixture and comb on roots. Hit your top spots with visible roots and wait 10-15 minutes depending on how stubborn your roots tend to be. Rinse and enjoy your fresh-looking color.

At-home upkeep is very trendy due to the awful economy. This kit is the real deal and it will make your color look fresh between trips to the salon or between at-home dye jobs. It’s easy, doesn’t make a mess, and super-cheap. I only wish I tried this product sooner.

Have you used it? Are you planning on trying it out? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment and share with your social network using the icons below.

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Black Friday Online

Tis the season to shop till you drop, but why put yourself through a long grueling day at the mall when you can get great deals from the comfort on your home?

This fashionista will NOT be hitting the mall on Black Friday. I love getting deals, hence why I write this blog.  I also love my beauty sleep, avoiding crowds, and seeing where has the best deals. I can cover lots more shopping territory while laying in bed on my laptop and so can you.

Here’s the 411 for online shopping this Black Friday.

Urban Outfitters – Free shipping on $75.00 or more by entering code GETSTUFFED at checkout.

Aerie, American Eagle, and 77 Kids – Take 25% by entering code 46932285 ends Nov 26 at midnight.

Footlocker - $15.00 off  $50.00 by entering code EMFLTV65 or $30.00 off $100.00 by entering code EMFLTV6N. Offer available till 12/19/10.

Express - 40% off everything till noon EST. Sign up for email notifications and receive $15.00 off your next purchase.

New York & Company – 50% off everything and free shipping on $99.00 or more with code 5777.

Bath & Body Works –Buy 3 get 3 free from Signature body collection, Buy 2 get 1 free lip favorites and many more deals.

Juicy Couture – Free shipping and 30% off tracksuits and handbags.

Sephora – Free shipping  for orders over $50.00, plus lots of gift sets for WAY CHEAP!

Victoria’s Secret – Free shipping on $25.00 in the US, with code VS25SHIP. Bras are buy one, get one 50% off.

Aldo – 30% off all reduced footwear and handbags. Offer ends Sunday.

Nordstrom- Up to 50% off.

Nine West – Free shipping and 50% off doorbusters.

JCPenney - Online doorbusters: 65% off coats, 50% off sleepwear, 75% off gold and silver jewelry, plus lots more!

There are LOTS of other deals to be found without leaving the house. If you’ve got the hookup and would like to share the savings please leave a comment.

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Happy Shopping!

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Scene Stealin’ Sequin One Shoulder

Hey Party Girl!! Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest night of the year to go out on the town. Do it up and feel confident about any run-ins with old classmates, lovers, or frenemies. This dress will knock ‘em dead.

 

Note, this is not for the tame. This sequin number is an attention getter. One shoulders are mega trenderific thanks to Kim Kardashian. This dress is perfect for a night out.

If you’re looking to standout from the crowd, like a true Trend HUNGRY Lady, then rock this dress and have all eyes on you. I’d wear this baby with black booties, like the pairs featured here, but if you’ve got a vision then go for it.

Trend: Scene-Stealin’ Sequin One-Shoulder Dress

Item: Fab Shoulder Sequin Dress

Price: $15.50

Store: Forever 21

 

 

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Friendship Fashion

Remember those cute friendship bracelets and necklaces circa first grade?

Life hasn’t changed all that much since then. People are still cliquey and friendship jewelry is still on trend. Here is the friendship-fashion 411.

Ever hear of Frieda & Nellie? Me neither, until I read November’s issue of Marie Claire. They make handmade friendship bracelets that are to die for. They’re fun, bright, youthful, sparkly and completely embody everything I crave in friendship fashion, except the price tag minimum of $130.00. As cute as they may be, I’m just not going to spend that on a friendship bracelet. Here are the lovely cheap alternatives that don’t skimp on style.

For Mrs. Spell-Spell

Lauren Conrad wore this on the May’s cover of Glamour and it’s sold by Glamour. At $12.00 a piece, it’s an affordable bracelet for your bestie. Got lots of friends? Buy the pack of five for $50.00 and spread the love!

Details: Glamour Friendship Bracelet, $12.00, Glamour.com

For the Colorista


Details: Dogeared Friendship Bracelet, originally $50.00 now $24.90, Nordstrom.

For Miss or Mr. Popularity


These classics are $3.99 for a whole dozen. I’m honestly tempted to buy a whole dozen, wear four on one wrist and then recruit new friends. That’s how much I love these.

Details: Friendship Bracelet, $3.99 per dozen, Oriental Trading.

For the Crafty Chica

Someone had to make these bracelets. Who better than a crafty chica? If you’re up for the challenge, get a kit that explains how it’s done, or buy the string/beads/whatever you’d like and be creative.

Details: Style Me Up! Friendship Bracelets Kit, $11.09, Overstock.com.

If you’re looking for a handmade-friendship bracelet or two that are unique are cheap head to Etsy.com. There are so many choices and there’s bound to be something both you and your bestie(s) will like. Or just buy one for yourself. You deserve it!

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Cape Trend on the Cheap

Love the cape trend, but not so much that you want to invest in an expensive cape? Me too!

The cape trend is way haute right now, but it seems like one trend without longevity. So, instead of investing in this beautiful, $400.00, Joie Prescott plaid cape (that you’ll probably wear twice), stick with something lighter on your fashionable wallet – like this plaid number from Forever 21. I’ve searched far and wide and this was the cheapest cape I could find.

Try a vintage shop or the salvation army. Many department stores are also selling capes, but this was the best bargain and one of the cutest.

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Funny-Fashionable Greetings

This item isn’t clothes or shoes, but it’s definitely fashionable. They’re Blunt Cards, aka the perfect holiday cards for people with a sense of humor. Don’t send these out to the new neighbors, because they may take offense. Instead, send your college roomie this one.

Or check out this one.

Blunt Cards cut to the chase. They’re funny. They’re inappropriate, but still look classic chic. Send one virtually or through snail mail by visiting BluntCard.com

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Weekend-Worthy Heart Clutch

It’s the freakin’ weekend, have some fun and accessorize accordingly.

Your time off is your time to go style crazy. Be fun, be flirty, and dress fun! Leave the plain purse in the closet till Monday and swap it for a fun clutch like this gold heart bag from Forever 21, $20.80.