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{Shop the Style} Radiant Orchid: 2014 Color of the Year

Meet Jessica Steele.  She the blogging babe behind The Steele Maiden and is a new contributor here. This week she brings us style finds in radiant orchid on a budget.  - Jessie

It’s looking like 2014 is going to be a radiant year,  at least in terms of color. Pantone dubs Radiant Orchid the official color of 2014 and there are already plenty of options available in this bright-purple hue.  Try the color in small doses with a fresh new manicure or a fun, oversized cocktail ring.  Or go all out with a pair of skinny jeans or curve-flaunting ruffle skirt.  This color will most likely be popping up all over in the next year, so get a jump start on the trend now.

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Sunglass Warehouse Sunglasses // Maybelline Nail Color in Fuchsia Fever // Asos Striped Cardigan // Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans // Bandolino Heels // Asos Skirt //Bauble Bar Necklace 

How would you wear the hue? Let us know in the comments below.

Inside Styled To Rock
Celebrity, Featured, philadelphia, tastemaker

Inside “Styled To Rock” with Designer Autumn Kietponglert

Autumn Kietponglert is a Philadelphia-based fashion designer that’s been competing to have her designs donned by celebrities. She’s bringing zippers to the fashion forefront and I got the chance to sit and chat with her all about her Styled to Rock experience. The finale airs tonight at 8pm EST on Bravo. Okay, now watch and find out the inside scoop from Autumn herself.


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Fashion, Featured, Features, shopping, steal of the week, Uncategorized

Steal of the Week: Madewell Chambray

Who doesn’t like to score a deal? Meet Alyssa Whitney, a deal hunter, fashionista, and one of the new Trend Hungry contributors that you’ll see more of in the new year. New year, new voices on the blog, new design, and new trends of course – now that sounds like a fabulous 2014! Stay tuned, we’ve got something up our sleeves, aka a surprise for our readers (coming very soon!!). – Jessie

It’s post-holiday shopping time and you know what that means?! SALES SALES SALES. You’ve spent all your money on family and friends, now it’s time to treat yourself. If you ask me, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’re tired of digging for steals and deals, this is the segment for you. I’ve done all the deal hunting and the only thing that’s left for you to do is keep reading.

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Chambray shirts are a way of life. They’re probably one of the most versatile pieces you could have in your closet so it’s smart to buy a well-made one. May I present to you, the Madewell chambray pindot popover – deeply discounted!

This style staple, originally $88, is on sale for $49.99 right now, but use the code SALETIME and it’s an additional 40% off, bringing the total to $30! Who doesn’t like to see 66% off?!

Also, how cute is that subtle polka-dot print? Dress this up with a leather skirt and tights, or keep it casual with a mix & match printed scarf and corduroy . There are still plenty of sizes left, but I the coupon code is only valid through 1/4/14 so get shopping!

 

 

 

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Fashion, Featured, Features, Uncategorized

8 Gifts for the Parisian Princess on a Budget

Have a friend that prays for a Parisian lifestyle or are you the gal that longs for a trip to Paris? If you’re Parisian at heart or long to be, then read on. I enlisted an expert in French fashion. Her name is Chloe Johnston and she’s made Parisian style her job, with her business CJ Tours that takes tourists around Paris to shop like the locals do  - genius! Here’s Chloe’s picks for the Parisian-chic that don’t want to go broke. – Jessie
Christmas in Paris is magical. Whether you are Parisian, Parisian at heart, the holidays are the perfect time to get that special someone under the mistletoe, literally or well, you know! It is also a time to feel extra special.  These eight items put us in the mood!

1. Ambre Sultan Fragrance, $120 $58.66.

Serge Luten is one of my favorite fragrant spots in Paris. I wasn’t thrilled when they started selling them in the States (that’s my little secret). Even though they do have certain scents that can only be found in Paris in their tiny, yet beautiful atelier, there are now places here you can purchase. Ambre Sultan Fragrance is one of their top sellers, and it’s unlikely you’ll find it for a better price. It’s also unisex.

2. Petits RICHART Balsam Gourmet Chocolates, $25.00.

Chocolate from Paris is always mouthwatering goodness. There isn’t much else to say.

3. Nina’s Paris Marie Antoinette Tea, $25.00.

Even if you are not a tea drinker per say, you MUST try some of the fabulous choices that Paris has to offer. Marriages Frères and Dammann Frères are two of our favorite spots – we are currently drooling over their Noel (tea) and my absolute favorites right now are Caramel Toffee and Black Orchid…ahhhh, delish! Le Notre currently has three holiday teas created by a famous sommelier in Paris; we cannot WAIT to try them. Nina’s Teas are sold here in the States. Try and tell us what you think!
Jewelry is on every girl’s wish list. We love finding unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else and the bonus for us? Handmade! Every piece tells a story and when you can speak with the designer and get the inspiration behind the design, tres parfait! Habsa’s shop is located in the Trendy 6th arrondisment and she uses leathers and metals in a way you’d never think to combine. CJ PLUG- you can find and shop Hasba and other of your favorite designers on our shopping site (linked on the product name above).

5. CHRISTYS’ CROWN SERIES Phoebe Cloche Hat, $65.

Just like everyone else out there, I am obsessed with hats. The only difference? My love affair has been going on for years. I ALWAYS find the best hats in Paris whether they are new or vintage. My newest burgundy beauty was purchased at my favorite vintage shop in the 7th. Luckily hats are back in style and you can find some great French inspired ones perfect for any look.

6. de Buyer Crêpe Pan Kit, $39.95.

For the kitchen fanatic….Dehillerin foodies (cooker) Paradise!  All price points can be met here. You cannot find Dehillerin here in the states BUT, Williams Sonoma and Kitchen Capers can help you feel just like you are throwing that little dinner party or brunch, in your oh-so-chic little Paris flat, especially with this crepe pan!

7. PORTOLANO Black And Ivory Striped Cashmere ITouch Gloves, $90 $45.90.

French women LOVE cashmere, especially for the colder months. There are a plethora of choices for good cashmere and sweet price points, HINT…Rue la la, Gilt, Neimans. These beauties are just about half off and are 100% cashmere. Wrap in a fancy box and pretty tissue paper to make it feel extra special.

8. Diptyque Coffret-Limited Edition-2.4 oz., $84 for set of three candles.

Last but certainly not least, candles – Diptyque, Cire Trudon, Astier de Villate, and  Rigaud candles are among my favorites. French candles can be a bit pricy, but this is the time of year for a special treat or two to make you feel fabulous for the new year. This limited-edition holiday set comes with three candles, so stretch out the enjoyment and use one at a time or place in different rooms to add a touch of Paris.

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Dare to Wear, Fashion, Featured, Features, Uncategorized

{Dare to Wear} Princess Attire

Hello darling! I’m embracing my inner princess (not a stretch) and am remixing my Forever 21 maxi dress for a holiday look that’s girly, glam, and reminiscent of playing dress up. This outfit makes me feel like I just pulled out some play clothes from a toy chest. I mean, what little girl wouldn’t want a tulle skirt, pearls, and a beanie in the mix with some plastic Barbie heels? Okay, maybe the beanie is a stretch, but it’s clear I embrace my playful side when dressing. philadelphia stylist

Haven’t you heard? Style should be fun. People always ask me how I decide what to wear, and the truth is that I go with my gut. Yes, there are some rules to fashion (like don’t wear skin-tight everything, and cover your butt in leggings) but when it come to accessorizing I wear what feels right. And that’s how this outfit was born. Now let’s skip to the details.  budget fashion blogger

hat: my boyfriend’s //pearls: vintage (belonged to boyfriend’s yaya) // skirt: Lauren Conrad LC tulle maxi skirt $64 $44.80 (c/o) Kohls // fur collar: taken off my Jennifer lopez lurex cable-knit sweatercoat $125 $87.50 (c/o) Kohls

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DARE TO WEAR: a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

#DAREtoWEAR

 

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DIY, event, Featured, Features, Giveaway, philadelphia

{Tweet + Win} Philly Blog Love Hosts Twitter Event Tonight

Last month Philly Blog Love threw a Twitter party and it went so well that they are doing it again. As the founder of PBL I’d like to personally invite you to join the Philadelphia bloggers in tweeting tonight. Why? Because it’s fun, you’ll meet cool peeps to tweet, will likely gain some more followers, and will be entered to win a fabulous prize.

Tell ‘em what they won may win.  One lucky tweeter will be rewarded with a $100 American Express gift card and wheels to take you shopping via a membership and $50 in driving credit to Zipcar.
Philadelphia-fashion-blogger The tweeting starts at 9pm EST and runs till 10pm, which is when one lucky winner will be chosen.

To join in, simply follow @zipcarphilly and @phillybloglove and tweet using the hashtag #PBLStyleChat. Check out PhillyBlogLove.com for more details and tweet ya tonight!

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Celebrity, Featured, Features, Uncategorized

Beyonce’s Secret Visual Album: Our 10 Favorite Trends

Beyonce just dropped a secret album!!! This calls for multiple exclamation points because – 1. It’s Beyonce, 2. It was a total secret (likely because she’ll be dropping something BIG in 2014 and this will create crazy buzz – genius!) 3. It’s a visual album. Beyonce has blown my mind yet again.

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So seeing as the Queen B doesn’t limit her trendsetting to music, let’s discuss her looks for the visuals and break down the standout trends video by video.

1. Pretty Hurts -Star Style

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Beyonce plays a beauty pageant contestant and shines on stage in starts. Get a load of those earrings.

2. Ghost – Natural Beauty

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Skin is dewey, brows are full and brushed upward, and bottom lashes look bare.

Trend Hungry Tip: Keep brows looking full and fabulous by drawing short, feather-like strokes with an brow pencil. Here’s a full-brow video tutorial.

3. Haunted – Flapper Gone Glam beyonce haunted makeup

You can’t see in this picture, but Beyonce’s outfit is black and white, very sleek. This highly-pigmented lip with nails to match and smokey eyes are the focal point. I predict nails and lips going matchy matchy.

Trend Hungry Tip: Bring attention to your manicure by stacking on midi rings. They draw the eye to your finger tips and make for amazing manicure Instagram pics.  

4. Blow – Disco Diva

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Beyonce’s beauty style for hanging at roller rink calles for a bold lip and eye. A bright orange lip and blue eyeshadow may seem intimidating, but totally work.

Trend Hungry Tip:Want to rock a bold lip and eye? Go light on blush and tone down eye and lip so that both stand out, but don’t scream drag queen.

5. No Angel- Homegrown Style

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Who looks this hot pumping gas?

6. Yonce- Model Behavior

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If you’re fashion obsessed then you may recognize a few faces in Beyonce’s Yonce video. Fashionista.com tells us to look out for sightings of “Joan Smalls — wearing a grill and lip-syncing the lyrics — Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman.”

7. Partition- Chandelier Chic

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The corset and headgear seem to be decked in crystals, tassels, and jewels. Get a load of how tiny her waist is. Think this will spark corset training to to become more mainstream?

8. Jealous – Extra Accessories

beyonce-jealous Bracelets and rings add the bling, but what’s really eye catching is that ear cuff. It looks dangerous and it’s a trend that is sure to be popping up much more in 2014.

Check out what other celebs are rocking ear cuffs and where to buy on a budget.

9. XO – Gypsy Jewels & Peekaboo Bra

beyonce-xo-outfit Thank you for showing us how to stay stylish while on a roller coaster. Like Beyonce’s mesh bra? It’s only $28. Buy now, as many fans will likely snatch ‘em all up.

10. Flawless -Punk Plaid & Chains

beyonce-flawless Punk has been reborn this year and will be taken to the next level in 2014.

Trend Hungry Tip: Looking for a new way to style a flannel shirt. Button high and wear a short necklace to really make the collar a focal point.

And if you’re digging the chain belt, here’s a slew of gold chain belts for cheap.

All images are screenshots taken from the videos. Sample and buy Beyonce by Beyonce on iTunes.

 

 

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Accessories, brand collaborations, event, Fashion, Featured, Features, Giveaway, Uncategorized

{Giveaway} Win FREE Shoes!! #DSWShoeHookup

Yay!! I’m so excited to announce that we are GIVING AWAY DSW SHOES!!! DSW  decided to make this December extra special and partnered with 50 bloggers to give away 250 pairs of shoes and 250 copies of the New York Times best-selling book, Do You Speak Shoe Lover?.

And now it’s time for five Trend Hungry readers to win!

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When DSW asked me what shoes I was craving to wear for this post thankfullly I picked boots. Good thing, it’s really snowing here in the Philadelphia area and a pair of cute heels just wouldn’t cut it in these conditions.

The Giveaway

Five (5) winners will each receive one (1) DSW electronic Bonus Card via email in the value of $50, and one (1) copy of Do You Speak Shoe Lover?.

  • Bonus cards may be spent on merchandise at dsw.com or at DSW stores. Contest open to US residents only.Limit one winner per household/per family from the 50 blogs participating in the promotion. Individuals winning more than one giveaway will receive 1 prize and the other winning entries will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be chosen.
  • Winners will receive electronic Bonus Card (via email), within 2‐3 weeks of contest completion.
  • Giveaway ends  Thursday 12/13 at 11:59pm and winner will be announced Friday 12/14.

How to Enter Enter via the form at the bottom of this post. Entries include:

  • Required: Be a DSW Rewards Member (1 entry). You’ll need to enter your DSW Rewards Program member number to enter (it can be found on your “My DSW” page & looks like this)
  • If you’re not a DSW Rewards Member, you can sign up here (it’s free!). See below for more info on the DSW Rewards Program.
  • Social media entries give you extra chances. Use form below to enter!

What is the DSW Rewards Program?

The DSW Rewards Program is a free program that once you sign up, earns you points toward reward certificates every time you shop at DSW.

Benefits include:

  • Free Membership
  • $10 Reward certificates for every 1,500 points earned
  • Free shipping on orders of $35 or more
  • Two double‐points shopping days each year
  • Advance notice of sales, clearance and upcoming opportunities for bonus point
  • Special offers, promotions and birthday certificate
  • More benefits! Click here for details.

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Want more chances to win?

Here are additional #DSWShoeHookup giveaways going on. Each blog means another chance to win, so FREE DSW SHOES ma December 10th My Own Blog ReviewAround Lucia, & Trend Hungry December 11th: Stiletto BeatsVintageorTacky, & Girl Avant Garde December 12th: Behind The SeamsFancy Things, & Dearest Lou December 13th: The Fashion PoetLet It Be Beautiful, & Mae Badiyan December 14th: Good, Bad, and FabKel and Kate, & The Frugalista December 15th: The Fashionably BrokeLittle Miss Fearless, & Modly Chic December 16th The Fashionista Next DoorStuds and Sapphires, & Britt and Whit December 17th Living In Color PrintLove Fashion Live Life, & A Mon in Red High Heels December 18th Fashionable HostessDistrict Sparkle, & Crowley Party a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Dare to Wear, Fashion, Featured, Features, My Style

{Dare to Wear} Vintage Accessories for the Holidays

Happy holidays! Start planning your party looks, as this is the season of celebratory style. As a budget-fashion blogger, I know that all it takes to create a lust-worthy look is a little planning and creativity – not dropping serious cash or even shopping!
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When it came time for my most recent Dare to Wear photoshoot I was low on time to shop and style. Even though I style people all the time and am always checking out new merch,  I don’t always make the time to buy for me or even style looks in advance. I know, excuses excuses. But that’s why I tend to buy pieces that are versatile. Then I can change up vibe quick and can run out of my apartment with my outfit incomplete and accessorize on the go, perhaps with vintage accessories?

philadelphia-fashion-blogger-2 Stylist Tip: Have a makeup bag with some jewelry options in your handbag. You never know when you’ll need to swap out a scarf for a statement necklace. 

philadelphia-fashion-blogger-3 Sometimes my favorite outfits are created by being in a rush and throwing things together. That’s how this one happened. I got this Forever 21 maxi at the end of summer and knew it would be one of those pieces I can wear many different ways and would be a go-to style for those days I just don’t have time to think.

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Vintage Accessories

For this look, the tee-shirt dress takes a chic approach and is paired with a vintage gold belt (scored for maybe $3 a few years ago). To keep cozy and add a little glam, a vintage fur shawl makes for the perfect outer layer (paid around $25 for it, thanks to haggling with a few little old ladies).  philadelphia-fashion-blogger-5

The booties are Shutz. I got them at a gifting suite last year and though they are a little pricier than the items I typically feature, they’re worth it if you’re looking for a little splurge – so comfy & they get tons of compliments! philadelphia-fashion-blogger-6

DARE TO WEAR: a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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So yay for this outfit or nay? Give your input in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back next week and see look #2 for this simple-chic maxi dress.

#DAREtoWEAR

 

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Accessories, DIY, Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized

Hey Shoe Lover! DSW Wants to Hook You Up!

Hello Darling! Do you speak shoe lover? Do you? Well, if you want some new shoes and love a good deal, then the answer is yes! Lucky for you there’s a ton of chances to win FREE shoes this month! DSW has teamed up with 50 fashion blogs (including Trend Hungry!!) to give away 250 pairs of shoes AND 250 copies of their new book that will look so chic on your coffee table, Do You Speak Shoe Lover?

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DSW clearly has the shoe hookup and I’m thrilled to be one of their fashion blogger friends on board for this HUGE giveaway! Our giveaway starts next week, but it’s not too early for you to try your luck, as some of our stylish partners have already kicked off their contests!

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Here’s a list of the #DSWShoeHookup bloggers with their giveaway dates.

12/02–12/05   MyBelongingShoe Smitten
12/03–12/06   My Fashion JuiceBelle de CoutureGentri Lee
12/04–12/07   Alterations NeededThe Chic StreetMuch Love, illy
12/05–12/08   Life, Love, and the Pursuit of ShoesPink AvenueCoffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12/06–12/09   Jadore-FashionFashion SnagMelanee Shale
12/07–12/10   High Fashion 4 LessFashion FlingDenim Debutante
12/08–12/11   Jimmy Choos and Tennis ShoesOh So GlamCorals + Cognacs
12/09–12/12   Kimmy ErinCrystalin MarieSandy A La Mode
12/10–12/13   My Own Blog ReviewAround LuciaTrend Hungry
12/11–12/14   Stiletto BeatsVintageorTackyGirl Avant Garde
12/12–12/15   Behind the SeamsFancy Things BlogDearest Lou
12/13–12/16   The Fashion PoetLet it Be BeautifulMae Badiyan
12/14–12/17   Good, Bad, and FabKel & KateThe Frugalista
12/15–12/18   Fashionably BrokeLittle Miss FearlessModly Chic
12/16–12/19   The Fashionista Next DoorStuds and SapphiresBritt + Whit
12/17–12/20   Living in Color PrintLove Fashion, Live LifeA Mom in Red High Heels
12/18–12/21   Fashionable HostessesDistrict SparkleCrowley Party

You’ve got 250 chances to win, so try your luck at some new shoes just in time for the holidays!

P.S. Are you a DSW rewards member yet? SIGN ME UP! >

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