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August 2012

Fashion

Little Black Bag: My Haul & Exclusive Deal!

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Who likes presents? That’s rhetorical, we all do! What’s even better? Getting gifts that you get to pick out. Little Black Bag does just that. It’s a retail site that specializes in accessories and has great bags, all for only $50. Here’s how it works. You pick an item to buy ( I picked a little black bag, couldn’t help myself!), then they throw in extra goodies for free. This is where it gets good. The next step is trading! That’s right, you get to swap items. Other shoppers will offer you trades for your items. I waited a few days before getting my purchase shipped so I could see what was up for grabs and scored Betsey Johnson earrings through trading!

 

Then, it arrived! I opened it, as you can see in the quick video above, modeled my new lovelies around my apartment, Instagrammed it to make my friends jealous, and now, here I am blogging about it and sharing an exclusive deal  for you, my trend-hungry fashionistas! So here’s the great deal, you an additional item worth up to $25 off with this code 25FREEITEMtrendhun. By the way, lots of the bags should be over $50 (mine normally retailed for $78.00!!), so you’re already walking away with way more than you paid for! This is literally the best way to treat yourself!

Okay, now that I’m done bragging, it’s your turn. Treat yourself to the exclusive deal (expires 9/9) and share your haul with me by tweeting me @trendhungryblog. Also, comment below and share with me what you think of all my new stuff!

 

 

Beauty, Fashion, Uncategorized

Pretty Patterns at South Moon Under

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We’re one week closer to the fashionable festivities. On Sept 13th it’s going down at South Moon Under in Philadelphia. We’ll be shopping, snacking, saving (thanks to some major sales!!), and walking away with swag bags! Trend Hungry will be in the house (I’m hosting!!) and right now mixing prints is trending. So far on the blog, there’s been two lessons on playing with patterns and now, we’re scoping out the stylish prints at South Moon Under, perfect for a budget fashionista.

 

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1. Chevron Chic – This color and pattern scream fall. A a blazer for work, and a sparkly necklace for play. ($68.00)

2. Floral Feet - Cuff your skinny jeans and let these shoes take center stage. Their coloring works for the upcoming season and are perfect for casual Friday. ($69.95)

3. Pucker Up - Stila’s products always impress and these savory smackers give shine and a hint of color.($12.00)

4. Zig-Zag Bag – With our monster-size purses, a makeup bag or two keeps you tidy and your cosmetics contained. ($18.50)

5. Feelin’ Tribal - This bag is an all-season staple. The simple shades make the bag work with many looks, and envelope bags are here to stay. ($38.00 $25.99)

6.Walk The Dots – Polka Dots are always trending. This pretty pair work for an early-fall wedding, or tea with your besties. Try with a a simple dress, or cuff your jeans and a dressy element to your weekend look. ($54.00 $14.99)

Have the pretty prints enticed you? Come to the event Sept 13th for the fashionable festivities and trend-hungry tips! More details coming soon! Tweet @southmoonunder & @trendhungryblog to chat fashion & fun!

 

 

Fashion

SRS: The Average Girl’s Guide Gets Deals at Piperlime

Hi, Alyson from The Average Girl’s Guide here! I love, love, love Trend Hungry’s “sale-rack skinny” series because it’s such an excellent way to learn how other women score killer deals on great products. I’m a huge fan of J. Crew, Bloomingdales (in-store finds are to-die for!), Gap, LOFT, Ann Taylor and of course, Target.

 

With New York Fashion Week on the horizon – I’m attending the Lucky Magazine blogger conference – I’ve been ordering more and more online to save myself from running around shopping. Piperlime had two amazing finds I had to pick up, and while there, I saw a slew of amazing sales totally worth checking out. I also love that the site has designer picks by Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson and Olivia Palermo, who are three of my favorite style icons + stylists. It makes shopping so much easier.

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1. Enzo Angiolini Mastro || $49, reg. $99 (perfect shoe all year… just pair with opaque tights in winter!)

2. Steve Madden Intrude || $59.00, reg. $90 (gor-geous.)

3. Danielle Nicole Taylor clutch || $42.99, reg. $78 (If Olivia Palermo thinks this is a find so do I!)

4. Collective Concepts one shoulder dress || $49.99, reg. $69 (gorgeous, already has me thinking about fall cocktail parties)

5. Honey & Hive crochet-top blouse || $24.99, reg. $49 (love this with a pair of skinnies or tucked in for work)

6. AG Cigarette Leg Jeans || $79.99, reg. $159 (amazing price, and a Rachel Bilson pick. Pair with darker colors and boots this fall)

7. Ya Los Angeles striped dress || $29.99, reg. 54 (the criss-cross back is a MUST! Layer this to wear as a skirt or dress year-round).

Thanks again to Jessie for letting me guest post on the blog! If you have a minute, check out The Average Girl’s Guide, and stop by and say hi on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. And, don’t forget to tweet this post with hashtags #salerackskinny or #srstagg.

 

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Celebrity Trending: Leather Shorts

Leather never goes out of style, it just comes back in different fashionable forms, and the latest leather love of many famous faces are leather shorts.

Who Loves Them: Rihanna, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Eve Port, Olivia Palmero, Ashlee Simpson, Brandy.

Why You Should: Super versatile, great for between seasons – wear with a chunky knit or with tights on a cool day, add sequins for a night out, or wear with a plain tee for a casual-cool look.

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As you can see from the celebs above, it’s best to let the shorts be the focal point. Afterall, leather is meant to look understated, so don’t go heavy on accessories. Scroll through the showroom below. Everything is under $100!

Fashion, Uncategorized

School Supplies For Fashionistas

By Kelsey

It’s about that time of year, when beach trips become a fond memory and hours in class become a realization. As summer is coming to an end, school is starting up for many of us, but through the sadness of saying bye to summer comes the excitement of back to school shopping. You can’t put a price on your educational needs and these cute school necessities. We have put together some fabulous fashionista favorites for a steal.

Back to school fashionista favorites

1. Carry your books in style. Although many backpacks have lifetime guarantees, there is no lifetime style guarantee. Lucky for you frugal fashionistas, Target has cute backpacks to carry all your school necessities with. Why blend in when you can stand out with these vibrant bags? They’re so affordable you can grab one for each day of the week.  ($25.00 @ Target)

2. Every fashionista has a busy schedule; with classes, meetings and of course, shopping how do we keep it all together? Thanks to Lilly Pulitzer we can kiss our boring, one toned, planner goodbye and say hello to vibrant, bold patterns. These planners will help you all year while looking great. ($16.00 @ Lifeguard Press)

3. Incase you missed the memo, Apple isn’t the only business on earth to make ipad covers. With their limited selection we are pleased to find numerous websites, like Etsy, to supply the fashionistas of the world with original pieces at a steal! ($28.50 @ Mud Pie)

4. Monogrammed note cards. Whether it’s a thank you card to a professor or boss, or a way to pass out reminders, monogrammed cards are always handy things to have around. ($25.00 @ Design Darling)

5. Writing papers are a horrendous, but necessary part of education. Give yourself something to look forward to after the tedious process with these adorable mini staplers. They’re only three bucks and fit into you bag with ease. ($3.00 each @ Big Lots)

6. Mix your prints. These adorable and different folders take mixing prints to a new level. Stay up to date with the latest fashion with your school necessities. ($10.00 @ Luxe Finds)

Are you ready for school, the office, or your work desk? Comment below!

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#4U2Read: Kanye Picks Kim’s Clothes

Woot! Woot! It’s already time for another weekly roundup, tweet it using the hashtag #4U2read. This week flew by! Between a TV segment for NBC10 on the fly, styling a shoot today, and working with a web designer to make Trend Hungry even more fabulous (should be done in a few weeks!), it’s been pretty cray cray. This week will be just as busy with a shoot with eHow (can’t wait to share the footage!!), finishing up planning a national segment, and the FNO blogger preview event. Ahh, team Trend Hungry will need a fashionista-ish cocktail by mid September! In the mean time, read what’s trending in the fashion blog world and gear up for another fashionable week, you trendsetter, you!

 

Kimye (Kim Kardashian & Kanye West) dress alike for a reason. Kanye basically runs Kim K.’s closet. – The Cut 

The cat eye is so tough to perfect, but a piece of tape makes it much easier! Think we should take this tip and shoot a Trend Bite on it?  - The Beauty Department

Audit your closet. Here are 10 reason why you should! – You Look Fab

Make yourself a new scarf, no sewing required! – The Fab & Frugal

Thanks for reading! Comment below and tweet with the hashtag #4u2read!

Trend Bite

Trend Bite: White Shorts From Day To Night

White is a summertime staple and white shorts can get more use than you think. Here’s how to take these high-waisted beauties from day to night. A vampy lip and sparkling earring go a long way!

 

Tag: Kardashian Kollection High-Waisted Shorts $58.00 $21.99 ( c/o Sears)

Hot Pink Candies Top & Floral LC Lauren Conrad Blazer Coming Soon to Kohl’s Stores (c/o Kohl’s).

Check back every Friday for another #trendbite and join the convo on Facebook & Twitter.

And, as usual, here are budget-friendly options for you to peruse, and all are under $50!

Fashion

Pop of Color at South Moon Under

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Announcement: South Moon Under‘s Philadelphia location is having a HUGE event coming up in only a few weeks and Trend Hungry will be there (I’m hosting)!!! Get excited because this will be the ultimate girl’s night out and until the event (Sept 13th) we’ll be blogging about their fabulous trends and the itinerary as it gets closer (hint: cupcakes and free stuff!), so you’ll be fully aware and ready for a night of fashion & fun.

 

So let’s kick it all off with a pop of color! That’s been trending for a while, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! Check out these colorful finds from South Moon Under!

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1. Emi Jay Hair Ties – these are a fashionista must-have. If there were a survival guide for fabulous females, these would be in it. Tons of bloggers are fans, and for good reason. They’re cute and functional! ($14.95)

2.Mrs. Lillien’s Cocktail Swatchbook – This woman makes looking glamourous and tossing up signature cocktails look easy. If you’re in the mood for savory sips snag this book, ohh and check out her blog – love it! ($15 $8.99)

3. Colorful High-Low Hemline - Feeling fun, yet relaxed? That’s what this dress is all about. Get ready to stand out in style. ($158 $49.99)

4.Color-Block Earrings: They fit a skinny budget and the wooden features make them a great transition piece for next season. (Was $108 $29.99)

 5. Little Neon Clutch: This comes in a few other highlighter shades and is sure to take any plain old outfit to a whole new bright and stylish level. ($18.50)
Comment below and tell me what ya think of these bright shades!

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SRS: Sorelle Sisters Luxe Taste For Less

Hi, guys! We’re Jilly and Sally.  We’re two style-obsessed sisters sharing a peek into our closets and lives on our blog, Sorelle in Style and today we’re stopping by Trend Hungry to fill ya in on how to grab the sales, so feel free to tweet us and share this w/ hashtag #salerackskinny or #sorelleSRS.

 

Since we’re all about sharing (we’re sisters, after all!), we’re going to let you all in on one of our favorite sites for amazing fashion finds, The Outnet! Your wallet doesn’t have to suffer just because you have expensive taste – The Outnet boasts over 200 designer brands at insane discounts.
 

These are some of our favorite pieces, picked with our ultimate “sale tip” in mind: Opt for classic pieces that can be worn year after year! It’s a never-fail strategy that will keep you happy long after you click “add to cart.” ;)

BCBG Bag $128 $58 / Diane Von Furstenberg Scarf $170 $76.50 / Dav Wellington Boots   $95  $52.25 / House of Harlow Sunglasses  $138  $69 / Chinti and Parker Dress  $185  $55.50 / J.Crew Cardi $50 $25 / 3.1 Phillip Lim Belt $295  $88.50


We hope to see you around our blog sometime! You can also find us tweeting away at @sorelleinstyle Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

P.S. Share these finds w/ the hashtag #salerackskinny or #sorelleSRS

Fashion, Uncategorized

Mixing Prints – Colors Rule

A couple weeks ago, we went over a few basics to one of the hottest trends for fall, mixing prints. This is one trend you want to enter into slowly, to ensure you don’t accidentally go too far and land a spot on the worst dressed list! The last lesson showed you to start trying the trend by mixing one loud print with one on the subtle side – that way the subtle print acts as a neutral and allows the bolder print to stand center stage (prints competing makes you look like a war zone).  Now, it’s time to take it a step further, and you can’t go wrong with this next lesson. Ya ready? Here goes! Stay in the same color family.

 

Think we’re crazy? Well, it really works and will make the print-pairing process a piece of cake. These two outfits below work  because the garments are paired with something close in color.

 

how to mix prints

 

Red:  BKE Striped Tank $21.00 ( Buckle)  / Model Captain Skirt  $42.99 ( ModCloth)
Blue: Scoop Neck Top $23.99  (Romwe) / Floral Tiered Woven Skirt $42.50 $17.00 (Aeropostale)

Teal: Teal & Leopard Top $21.00 ( Glamourous UK) /   Candie’s Polka Dot Skirt $28 $14.50 (Kohl’s)

Tan:Chiffon Polka-Dot Blouse $21.00 (Romwe) /Motel Rocks High-Low Skirt  $66.00  ( Motel Rocks)

 

Are you into mixing prints or think this is just way too wild? Comment below and check out lesson one here!