Fashion, steal of the week

{Steal of the Week} Block-Heel Sandals

Steal of the week_Block Heels_Comfortable sandals

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think that sky-high heels are on their way out. Before you freak, hear me out. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older but I find myself more drawn to structured mid-heels instead of the five-inch platforms or stilettos I used to wear. (Don’t get me wrong, I still love sexy shoe) Well, thankfully I have a new place in my heart a different summer shoe style and they are literally all the rage right now. They’re cute, structured and comfortable (above all else!).  Check out my tips and top picks of the cutest chunky-heeled sandals on the web!

Steal of the week_Block Heels_Comfortable sandals


You can find these kicks in the shopping widget below.

Here in Colorado, where we have over 300 days of sun each year, after work happy hours outside are the thing to do. Thankfully I work in an office where it’s super casual but I still like to bring the style. These shoes help you stay chic in the office and still be appropriate for an after work outing downtown. With the block heel style  you still get a little bit of height to make your gams look longer, but you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. Feel free to strut your stuff all day and night in these sturdy shoes.

I love buying shoes that are multipurpose. With these types of shoes, you can wear them with anything from skinny jeans, skirts to dresses. They’ll pretty much sass up any outfit you put on. Sass and comfort? This is the perfect combination in the world of fashion, right?!

But my favorite way to wear them? Boyfriend jeans cuffed with a cute patterened top.

Check out my favorite block heels below. And in keeping with true “Steal of the Week” style, none of these beauties are over $50.


Insipration for this post came from Refinery 29’s feature on Items You Can Wear From Day to Night and guess what made the list – you guessed it,  block-heel sandals.

So how would you rock this trend? Do tell in the comments below.


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Celebrity, Fashion, steal of the week, Try the Trend

{Steal of the Week} Graphic Tees

Graphic Tees on Celebs_Dakota Fanning_Rihanna

You’ve seen this trend on almost every celeb in Hollywood. I’m talking graphic tees here people. Everyone from Rihanna to Dakota Fanning is rocking this hip trend and there’s a reason why.

Graphic Tees on Celebs_Dakota Fanning_Rihanna { image via 1, 2}

Super versatile, graphic tees work for a night out or just chilling. Always in season, graphic tees can be worn virtually any time of year, as long as styled appropriately, of course. Want to look casual, cool, and a little polished? Take a style cue from the ladies pictured above and add a boyfriend blazer.

Luckily, this trend isn’t crazy expensive to begin with. Karmaloop has a slew of chic tees at seriously discounted prices. Scroll and see my top picks. You will LOVE the savings!


Dimepiece LA Cuffed Tee // $70 $17.95 – 74% off!


Kill Brand Wolves Are Out Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Kill Brand Killer High Life Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Untitled & Co The Kate Boss Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off

Pair any of these with some distressed jeans and some pointed-toe pumps for a casual, yet sexy look. Or opt for one of my go-to looks and pair with a faux leather skirt and strappy pumps for a night out. Add some killer jewels and you’ve got a totally pulled-together look for way less than what the celebs are spending. Graphic tees are one of the easiest ways to look super chic for under $20, and who doesn’t love the sound of that?

Click over to Karmaloop.com to find these tees. You get FREE shipping if you spend $50 or 15% off your order of $100 with code: BEFRESH14. Ladies, it’s time to shop!

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{Steal of the Week} Spring Slacks from Gap

Steal of the Week_Gap Pants_Printed Pants_Patterned Pants_Stripes_Geometric_Cropped

The arrival of spring means one important thing: patterned pants. Floral, striped, baroque or abstract. They’re the perfect way to express a bit of your personality without having to try too hard. I bought my first pair of patterned pants last spring and they quickly became a staple in my closet. They were a pair of cropped floral pants from H&M. They were $15 and I got so many compliments on them. Some people are intimidated by patterned pants (myself included). Try ‘em on, kick it around the house get comfortable in them, then rock the crap out of them. If you like it, wear it!

Check out these patterned pants on sale at Gap.

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Each of these three pairs of too-cute cropped pants are now $32.99 a pop. My favorite style are the navy stripes. Pair with a polka-dot top and chunky, statement necklace if you’re feeling daring.

Style tip: Looking to add curves to your figure? Opt for the striped style to give the illusion of more curves.

The geo print would be pretty versatile. They’re understated enough that they’d look fabulous on any body type. Try with a cute jute wedge and a linen-blend tee to keep it casual, or a solid-color blouse to dress it up.

If you’ve got shorter legs, try the  yellow color-block pants. With a lighter color on the bottom they give the illusion of longer legs. Rock with nude pumps to give yourself a bit of extra height.

Each of these pants were originally $55. You can grab them on sale now at the Gap for only $33 – that’s 40% off, and there are still tons of sizes left. Get shopping!

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Beauty, DIY, Hair, Nails, Skin

10 Coconut Oil Beauty Recipes


Ladies, let’s prep our hair & skin for spring! Chrissy wrote about understanding the chemicals in your cosmetics and, I agree with her. It is SO SO SO important to know what you put on your skin and hair. One product I’ve been obsessing over is coconut oil (I’m even cooking with it!). Coconut oil is natural and can give you soft, hydrated skin and is pretty much a beauty lifesaver.


Considering its many uses, organic coconut oil is inexpensive. I bought a jar from my local Whole Foods for $14. It’s also found at Trader Joe’s and most grocery stores. The DIY beauty recipes below only use 1-2 ingredients. The jar is huuuuge and I’ve been experimenting with its never-ending beauty uses.

Here are 10 ways you can get spring-ready hair and skin by stirring up beauty recipes in your own kitchen. 

1. Lip Scrub

Mix coconut oil with raw sugar and scrub.

2. Face & Body Moisturizer

A one-ingredient wonder. Simply apply generously to your face and body. It’ll feel super greasy, but the oil absorbs fast.

3. Face Wash

Combine equal parts of coconut oil & baking soda.

4. Cuticle Oil

Melt the oil and use as cuticle oil when doing your nails.

5. Body Scrub

Combine coconut oil with raw sugar and scrub.

6. Hair Mask

Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil  with 2 tablespoons of honey.  Apply to your hair in the shower, coveryour hair with a shower cap, and wait 15 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.

7. Hair Conditioner

Apply a small amount (as needed) of coconut oil to your ends prior to shampooing.

8. Lip Balm

Dab some on for soft glossy lips.

9. Hair De-frizzer

Add about 1 teaspoon to your hair for instant shine and frizz free locks.

10. Makeup Remover

Use like a regular make up remover and apply with a cotton ball or swab. I think this works better than most make up removers (especially with stubborn eye makeup).


Do you use coconut oil in your beauty routine? Is there a beauty use we should have included? Do tell in the comments below!

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5 Quick, Cheap, Easy Halloween Costume Ideas – You’re Welcome!

easy halloween costumes

Halloween always seems to sneak up. I usually start brainstorming costume ideas in the summer (I know, crazy), but don’t take any costume-creating until the day of a costume party – bad habit, but I know I’m not the only guilty one.

So, since I too am in a costume bind I’ve compiled some quick, easy Halloween costume ideas that don’t really require buying – cause who has time for that?

1. Robbers

quick and cheap halloween costumes

{image via PopSugar}

Hilary Duff and her hubby went the robber route in 2011 when Hil was preggers. Use a pillow case as a money sack and dress in dark colors. A toy gun also makes a great accessory. Notice they used black face makeup instead of the mask route – more comfy and also inexpensive.

2. Daria

Daria-Halloween-Costume-2 {image via Penny Chic}

This classic show’s leading lady is a costumes you can easily DIY. Our budget-blogger friend Shauna from Penny Chic shows us how to craft this costume with ease and affordably.

3. Britney Spears Circa 2003


{image via Lauren Conrad}

Lauren Conrad‘s impression of the pop princess calls for high socks, pleats, and furry hair ties.

4. Holly Golightly

breakfast at tiffany's {image via Pop Matters}

An oldie, but a goodie – all you need is a LBD, some bling, and a bun. Now you’re ready for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

5. Wayne’s World

easy halloween costumes

{image via Huffington Post}

Wayne & Garth are easy to create. Get a wig or wear your hair down. Add glasses if you’re Garth, and don’t forget the plaid.

What costume are you craving? Share your faves and your ideas below!


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Friday Find: Kate Spade Clutches for 35 Bucks!

designer deal: kate spade

I am loving writing the Friday Find. It’s making me excited to shop and this designer deal is one you won’t want to pass up. These fun Kate Spade clutches are more than half off, coming is at $35.

kate spade sale

The bags are technically considered canvas cosmetic pouches, but are clearly meant to wear as the main attraction – they’re far to cute to keep inside your purse. Bags have a zip-top closure and are trimmed with leather.

Style Tip: Store your key essentials in the bag for quick trips and fun outings and toss in your bigger bag for work and days that require carrying more.

So which bag do you prefer?

kate spade sale


designer deal: kate spade sale



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Cheap Sunglasses: Why Boutique Owner Kristy Mak Swears You Should Snag Sunnies Under $10!

Kristie Mak Nich Boutique

By Courtney

A favorite shop stop of Trend Hungry, Nich Boutique has been selling sunnies since day one for only $10.00, never a penny over.  That skinny-budget style savvy comes from store owner and visionary Kristy Mak, who firmly believes in affordable sunglasses, and style for that matter. We got the chance to sit down with the creative behind Nich and hear why she loves saving when it comes to sunnies.

Kristy Mak

1. When it comes to sunnies, what’s your philosophy on price?

I believe sunnies should always be affordable. Personally, I would never spend over $25 on a pair of sunglasses.  

2. Why are sunglasses worth going cheap on? 

You wear sunglasses nearly every day so your sunglasses should match your outfit.  You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes everyday, would you? And how many times have you sat on, lost, or broken a pair of sunglasses?  Affordable sunnies allow you to replace them without breaking your budget.  Keeping sunnies penny-friendly allows you to buy a back-up, like in another color or style!

3. So how do recommend standing out in affordable sunglasses?

Affordability gives shoppers the courage to try something new without feeling bad about spending the money.  Printed sunnies, throwback 80’s styles, or exaggerated cat eyes don’t seem as daunting when you’re only spending $10.  

4. What about those high-fashion looks or designer sunnies that are so coveted? How do you recommend savvy shoppers achieve designer style on a skinny budget?

What a lot of shoppers don’t know is that when you are buying a “designer sunglass,” often times the designer themselves have nothing to do with the sunglasses.  They just sell, or license out, their names to manufacturers so they can slap on a logo to their own designs.  The big bug eye Chloé glasses that were all the rage years ago were available in plenty of stores for less than $25.  You don’t need the logo to get the look.

5. What is the greatest benefit to purchasing skinny-budget sunnies?

Sometimes more is more!  Get a few pairs for different outfits and different moods.  Keep one in your purse, one in your car, and another pair by your front door!

6. What’s hot right now for spring/summer 2013?  

While aviators and wayfarers are classics, printed sunnies are huge now (think tribal and vintage floral), as well as variations on the cateye.  Ombre is also big in glasses now where the top of the frame is dark and gets lighter to clear towards the bottom of the frames.  

7. What’s your signature sunnie style?

I’ve been rocking the circle 70’s glasses.  Think Harry Potter meets John Lennon.

In honor of Kristy’s budget stance, here’s a slew of sunnies for you to peruse, all under $10, of course!!


[Photo credit: Weld Photography]
Fashion, Featured, TV, Uncategorized

Throwback Style: How to Wear 90’s Trends Now (TV Segment!!)

How to wear 90's trends with style expert jessie holeva

It’s a blast from the past. 90’s trends are back in style (I’m a 90’s kid!), and I recently sat down with Audra & JD at  The Better Show and chatted how to wear 90’s trends now. Take a look and check the links below to shop the styles!

1. Grunge 

Sportiqe Tee: $35

Levi Plaid Shirt: $35 at JCPenney

Kardashian Kollection Leather Leggings: $16.99 at Sears

Converse Sneakers: $55 at Kohls

Rock & Republic Earrings: $8 at Kohl’s

2. Neon 

Maxi Dress: $39 at Lulu’s (sold out)

Neon Sunglasses: $9.99 at Payless

Flatform Sandals: $23 at Lulu’s 

Headband: $20 at Ban.do

3. Denim on Denim 

Canyon River Blue Chambray Top: $19.99 at Sears

Jeans: $44.99 at Kohls

Keds: $44.99 at Kohls

Shashi Jewelry: $20-$50

Backpack: $25 at JCPenney

4. Mixing Prints

 Mudd Cropped Top: $5.49 at Kohls (such a good price!!!)

Striped Leggings: $14.90 at Wet Seal

Jean Jacket: $59.50 at PacSun (sold out online)

Jean Sunglasses: $7.25 at PacSun

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Printed Pants Under $25 You Need Now!

Printed pants from simon malls King of Prussia Mall
Printed pants from simon malls King of Prussia Mall

In case you’re new to Trend Hungry, in addition to running this site I also blog for Simon Malls as their King of Prussia Setter. Not everything I write about for the Style Setter blog is as budget-friendly as on here, so I decided to take one of the topics I covered over there and show you styles for under $25! Yeah, you read correctly under $25!! As you can see, it’s all about the printed pants. They certainly make a statement, but may not be on trend in a year from now, so a budget buy on these babies is recommended.


Scroll through the showroom below and leave a comment saying which one is your fave!

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Hot Instagrammers: Who in Fashion to Follow (Our 7 Faves!)

fabdarling & fableahashley instagrams

Is it me, or is the rest of the world obsessed with Instagram too?!? It’s by far my favorite social media (for now) and thanks to the fashionable people I follow it’s kinda how I stay up on what’s going on. My favorite accounts remind me when the next designer collaboration is launching, or that I need to go to Target for new spring shoes. So who do I follow? Here are  the top 7 Instagrammers through the eyes of Trend Hungry. Let’s go!

1. Fashionista_com

Karlie Kloss backstage at Burberry, taken on Fashionista_com Instagram

I get an inside look of the events I couldn’t make it to and the ones I wasn’t invited to. They show pics from backstage fashion shows, parties, and day-in-the life on fashion is NYC.

2. Budgetbabe

budgetbabe instagram

This blogger that paved the way for budget fashion gives us the right balance of fashion, food, and life. I get to see what she’s eating, shopping for, and products that are on her radar. Plus, you know I’ve got a weakness for being fabulous on a budget.

Speaking of being fabulous on a budget…

Here’s a two-fer. It’s the bloggers behind Fabulousonabudget.com

3. Fabmarydarling & Fableahashley

fabdarling & fableahashley instagrams

The besties and biz partners in blogging are fun and ultra fab! They snap behind-the-scenes pics of their various web series, along with fashion finds, decor ideas, and of course, cute outfits! They’ve even guest blogged for TH!

4. Thepinkdiary

thepinkdiary on Instagram

She’s the queen of Instagram giveaways and all the pics and prizes are things my inner shopaholic wants, badly!

5. Chiaraferragni

chiaraferragni instagram

She travels a ton, has model good looks, and snaps a ton of high-quality pics. How can’t you be a fan?

6. Katespadeny

katespadeny instagram

 They may not be budget, but Kate Spade sure is fabulous!! Fun & classy prints with the right pop of color add a little inspiration in my Instagram stream!


7. Ppfgirl 

ppfgirl instagram

Giveaways, great style, and lots of outfit shots from her perspective makes this blogger one Instagrammer Goddesses!

Who do you follow that’s fashionable? Comment below!

P.S. We’d like to this our Instagram is pretty fab! Follow at @trendhungryblog!

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