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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} TOMs for Target

This new designer collaboration line is quite fitting for this time of year. Each purchase gives back to those in need and items make for great gifts. TOMs, the brand we know and love for their cool shoes that donate a pair of shoes to someone in need for each purchase, has teamed up with Target on a limited-edition collection and everything is under $50, yeah!


The collection features home decor, apparel, accessories, as well as their signature-style shoes. For each purchase a donation of blankets, meals or shoes to those in need will be made in partnership with charities American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Canadian Red Cross Disaster Relief, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. The TOMS for Target line has the capability to provide more than 11 million meals, blankets or shoes to those in need. More purchases equal more donations and more people receiving help.

It wouldn’t be Trend Hungry Tuesday without a celebrity angle, so of course there are some stars already digging the line. Jennifer Garner & Jessica Alba were both spotted at the TOMs for Target launch party rocking the collection, as was Modern Family star Sarah Hyland.

Give a gift to yourself, a friend or loved one. Here are a few of my favorites, $20 and under!


TOMS for Target – Knit Infinity Scarf Marled Black/White, $20.00 | TOMS for Target – Build Your Tomorrow Zippered Clutch, $20.00 | TOMS for Target- Simple is Beautiful Zippered Clutch, $20.00 | TOMS for Target Journals 4″x6″ set of 3, $10.00 | TOMS for Target 3 Bracelet Set, $15.00


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DIY, life

{Pin It} Divine Holiday Cocktails

Blow away party guests or just please your own palette. These yummy holiday cocktails that will do both.

There’s peppermint eggnog, a martini that tastes like pumpkin pie, fall-fabulous sangria, sparkly spritzers, coffee that’s more heavenly than dessert, and more. So which of these festive drinks would you fancy? Peruse and pin these divine holiday cocktail recipes that I curated over at The Fashion Spot. Your guests will thank you later.


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{Dare To Wear} Falling For Flannel

It’s that time, time for the third dare-to-wear look of November and this one may be a personal favorite that I rock often. Comprised of a flannel top, jeans, booties, and a scarf for warmth, this look was made for fall and takes me from running errands to lunch dates with my boo. I’ve worn this shirt a ton this month, but this combination is one I could live in everyday. 

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Styling Tips

1. Let the sleeves go long. Your mother will ask you to roll them up if you dare to wear this to Thanksgiving, but the unbuttoned sleeves make for a flowy and casual ensemble.

2. Big scarves and top knots play nice. Wearing layers near your hair plus dry winter air equals tangled tresses. Avoid the mess and opt for an updo when wearing bulky scarves or lots of layers near your hair.

3. Wearing the top untucked? Unbutton the bottom,  one of two should be good. Leaving a button or two open can prevent pulling and will keep the complementary lines flowing. 

{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.

{Details} Mossimo Flannel Top, Target | LuLu*s Infinity Scarf, (℅), similar | Elizabeth & James Jeans, (℅) | SONOMA life + style Women’s Ankle Boots,  Kohl’s | Swarovski Earrings, (℅) 

For more flannel style inspiration see last week’s look and the week before.

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Fringe With Benefits

I’m completely falling for fringe this season. So, what are the benefits of fringe? It’s eccentric, adds detail, and infuses texture into even the most boring of outfits.

You can even wear fringe every day. Cut your hair and get a fab fringe…I’m totally pro-fringe ;).

Here are three fringe pieces under $50 and three quick tips on how to wear fringe:


{Shop It} Missguided Ivona Black Fringed Faux Suede Jacket, $47 // Forever 21 Faux Suede Fringe Tote, $28 //

Urban Outfiters Geo-Fringe Triangle Scarf, $28

Although this trend can be super casual, fringe can go elegant as well. Case and point: Olivia Wilde wearing a vintage fringe gown at this year’s CFDA Awards.

Tip #1: Wear ONE fringe piece.

Too much of any trend is never good. Less is more! Just imagine a fringe jacket, fringe skirt, fringe scarf, and a fringe bag all in one outfit. Overload!

Tip #2: Go modern. 

Fringe can be reminicent of the flappers and old western movies. Put a modern spin on it and go for a sleek look, such as pairing a fringe jacket with black skinny jeans. Très chic.

Tip #3: Choose a fringe that matches your face shape.

This tip refers to fringe for your face, aka bangs. Different face shapes call for different fringes. Here’s a hair guide that breaks it down.


How do you like to wear fringe? Share your take in the comments below!

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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Boyfriend Blazers

This week’s celebrity trend we’re taking note of is the boyfriend blazer. It doesn’t have to be stolen from a boyfriend, as it just refers to the oversized fit. This quite-complimentary style can be styled up or down and taken from day to night. So who’s wearing it?

Nicki Minaj recently rocked a boyfriend blazer in emerald green over a strapless romper at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Other celeb style setters that take part in this trend include Jessica Alba, Kate Winslet, Victoria Beckham, and Gwyneth Paltrow.


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On to the budget-friendly finds. Have a favorite? Do tell in the comments below!


{Shop It} Forever 21 Cuffed-Sleeve Boyfriend Blazer$27.80 $19.46 // Forever 21 Puffed-Shoulder Boyfriend Blazer, $27.80 $19.46 // Forever 21 Crisp Boyfriend Blazer,$32.80 $25.91


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{Dare To Wear} Black & Flannel

Ever find yourself in an all-black ensemble?

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{Style Tips}

1. Break up boring black by adding an outer layer of flannel. It’s far more casual than a blazer, making your all-black ensemble feel more casual and day time. 

2. Keep a beanie in your bag for when the wind or a bad-hair day hits. Plus they look cool on.  and also make you look cool.

3. Boot up. Cover those legs in cool temps with a high boot over opaque tights in the same color. This will keep legs looking long while protecting from the elements.


{Shop It} Mossimo Flannel Top, Target //Selena Gomez Addidas Neo Dress (℅), similar // The Loft Boots, 1822 Boutique (old) // Beanie, borrowed from boyfriend // Jennifer Lopez Crossbody, Kohls (℅)

{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.


{Insta-Recap + Blog Reflection} #TrendHungryTurns4

Big thanks to all you fabulous people reading this and special thanks to those of you that came out to celebrate #TrendHungryTurns4 at Smak Parlour! I still can’t believe it’s been 4 years! One thing is certain. Time will keep going, so it’s up to YOU what you do with it. This blog birthday has given me a chance to reflect on all that’s happened since launching. When I started on my Trend-Hungry way, I had no idea how much it would impact my life. It’s been a tool to brand myself. It’s given me the opportunity to show real girls and women that style is attainable and fun, not something to stress about. Thanks to this blog I’ve basically been able to make my own dream job. Don’t get me wrong, it’s so not perfect and looks far less glam without a Valencia filter on it, but it’s mine, I love it, and it’s always creative, different, and keeps me on my toes. I get to write articles for various outlets, team up with brands, host events, talk trends on TV and radio, style people, and help people feel good about themselves (it’s crazy how clothes can make such a difference with self image).

I’m so grateful for all the love and support. My journey and the journey of so many other inspiring bloggers and #girlbosses out there is what inspires me to keep going everyday. When I started this blog I was fresh out of college and the economy sucked (still does).  This blog gave me an outlet, a tool, hope, something to put my energy towards. I had no idea it would open so many doors. I’m so grateful and will start paying it forward by adding more interviews with Trendsetters that inspire. Stay tuned for new things to come!


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Special Thanks goes out to Smak Parlour for hosting this stylish shindig. If you’re in Philly and haven’t been there before run, don’t walk. Their fashions and price point will seriously make you swoon!

Big Thanks to Andre Richard Salon. The braid bar was a hit!

Thank you Weyerbacher for your seasonal brews.

Also, thank you to Baked Tanning for giving me a goddess glow. A tan always makes me feel my best!

Looking to start your own blog or are you currently blogging? Here are 10 blogging lessons I wrote a little while back and they still are just as relevant now.



P.S. Want to get styled by me free of charge?? Email for a complimentary two-hour session with yours truly!


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{Steal Of The Week} Awesome Rug

Home decorating can feel so final, but it’s really not. That’s why decor accessories are the way to go. It’s the little touches that make it your own. It doesn’t have to be a huge commitment or a full-on makeover for your space. Think of it as a work in progress, like life, and will continue to evolve.

This week’s steal comes from the sale section of Urban Outfitters.And it’s half off, making it under $10. And it’s awesome.

It’s cotton, cute, and will remind you just how awesome you are. Who doesn’t need a little more of that in their life?


{Details} You Are Awesome Rug, $19.99 $9.99 at Urban Outfitters


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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Rihanna’s Handy Accessory

By now you probably know, Rihanna has come back to Instagram. And what is she posting about? Her upcoming spread in Elle magazine’s December issue. It’s sounding like her interview drops some secrets, but the fashion is on full display. So what’s the one trend she rocked that caught our eye? The hand piece, also known as a hand chain. It’s a bracelet with a ring attached, creating a style statement on your hand.


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 A number of celebs have been spotted wearing this handy accessory, including Vanessa Hudgens, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. And of course, this is one trend that doesn’t make you break the bank. There are a slew of budget-friendly hand pieces on the market ( around $10 or under!) from Lauren Conrad’s line at Kohl’s.


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{Trendy vs Spendy} Pleather // Leather

A wardrobe full of pieces that can be styled endlessly is definitely a Trend-Hungry-girl must (have  you seen the Dare to Wear column??). Faux leather is an affordable way to look chic and indulge in this fall trend – leather skirts. When the weather cools down throw on a comfy loose-fit knit sweater. The sweater gives off a super-casual style, so you can wear this from day to night. If you’re going for a more dressed-up look, pair your skirt with opaque tights and/or simple flat boots. The key to wearing boots with this is similar to Rule #1 from the Double Denim Trend: Mix your washes. Likewise, find some boots that don’t closely match your skirt.

Leather skirts can add some flair to your wardrobe, and all the Trendy & Spendy options below are so so so fabulous. Here are three different styles to choose from. 


1. Pleats Please!

Trendy: Lily White, Pleat Faux Leather Skirt, $14.97

Spendy: Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt, $495.00

2. The Modern Midi

Trendy: Charlotte Russe Faux Leather Full Midi Skirt, $22.99 $15.00

Spendy: Valentino Lightweight Leather Skirt, $4,990.00

3. Flirty Minis

Trendy: Topshop Faux Leather Mini Skirt, $34.97

Spendy: Sam Edelman Faux Leather Mini Skirt, $89.00

Here’s how I plan on wearing my favorite leather skirt


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