Fashion, trendy vs spendy

{Trendy vs Spendy} Year of the Horse – Equestrian Style


Chinese New Year just passed and since it’s the year of the horse, why not celebrate in style? With horse race season coming up, equestrian looks are hitting the runway and appearing in celebrity closets. Recently, Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, Jessica Springsteen, has been named Gucci’s equestrian ambassador for their luxury line of riding clothes.


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This trend features a lot of leather, and comfy-chic blazers, blouses, belts, and boots with a modern twist. The equestrian style can be expensive, so here’s how you can add this lavish look to your closet on a skinny budget:



Dorothy Perkins Tan Buckle Satchel for $28 | Mod Cloth She’s a Lucky Gallop Scarf for $19.99 | Barneys New York D Ring Snaffle Buckle Belt for $165 now $49 | Uniqlo Rayon Bow Tie Long Sleeve Blouse for $29.90 |  Loft Marisa Pant for $59.50 now $44.99 | Forever 21 Essential Linen-Blend Blazer for $29.80 | Chinese Laundry Tremendous Boot for $38.99


SHOPBOP Loeffler Randler The Rider Bag for $495 | Stella McCartney Horse Print Scarf for $515 | Pendleton Horse-bit Hip Belt for $130 | Saint Laurent Pussy Bow Blouse for $1,271.20 | Tory Burch Ivy Super Skinny Pant for $195 now $97.50 | Rag & Bone Jett Blazer for $495 | Lauren Ralph Lauren Riding Boots – Jenny Flat for $249 now $186.75

Are you a fan of equestrian  style? Share your opinion in the comment section below.

Fashion, Friday Find

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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Accessories, Fashion, Uncategorized

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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10 Things To Love About April!

april showers

Ahh, a new month already! Let’s welcome the April showers and dance in the rain all month long. Need a reason to dance? How about 10?



1. It’s April Fools Day! Tell your bestie that crocs are in style.

2. The first Friday in April is Walk to Work Day. Do it if you can and then treat yourself to a cookie and high-calorie coffee. You deserve it!

3. Earth Day is the 22nd. H&M makes it easy to go green. Bring in a bag of clothes to donate and get 15% off!

4. Rain Boots are in season. Check out this crazy pair! 

5. Derek Lam for Kohl’s Launches this Friday! It’s about darn time! Cannot wait to shop this collection. Everything is under $80! Outfit post coming soon!

6. Kate Young for Target drops April 14th!!

7. Model Call. I’m a judge for Simon Fashion Now’s  modeling contest at The King of Prussia Mall. It’s going down this weekend, so here’s all deets.

8. Mad Men is back! Season starts April 7!

9. Snag 30% at InPink. This cheap-chic online jewelry shop has fun pieces at a great price. Shop now with code TREND30 for 30% off purchase. Ends 4/18

10. Coachella! I’m not going, but will be at least be dressing festival-chic.


Fashion, Featured

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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#DieselKOP: New Store, New Surprise!!

Diesel at @kop_mall #dieselkop @phillyfabb

Calling all Trend Hungry Fashionistas of the Philly area!! It’s time to get festival-chic! Diesel is now open at The King of Prussia Mall and there’s a big fashionable surprise that you won’t want to miss! You’re totally invited and all the details will be right here on Monday at 12 EST.

Beauty, event

BIG Announcement!! You’re Invited To #BeautyWithHeart With The Body Shop + Trend Hungry!!


Hey guess what!?!?! I’m so excited to let this pretty cat out of the eco-chic bag!! I’m teaming up with The Body Shop (one of my favorite stores!!) to celebrate their opening of a new beauty boutique in The King Of Prussia Mall!

And of course, you’re invited!! In honor of our collaboration, we’re celebrating all week long on Trend Hungry  with a whole week dedicated to beauty! So, we dub this week BEAUTY WEEK!  And it wouldn’t be a party without some fab favors! All week leading up to the event we’ll have flash giveaways where you can score The Body Shop goodies!!

TO ENTER: Pick your method!

Facebook: Like Trend Hungry + The Body Shop and leave a comment on each.

The Instagram: Follow @trendhungryblog + @thebodyshopusa on Instagram. Regram the pic and hashtag it #BeautyWithHeart.

Twitter: Follow @trendhungryblog + @thebodyshopusa and tweet us your favorite beauty  trend with the hashtag #BeautyWithHeart.

So what’s this first prize? Click here to find out!

And, that’s not all!  Come to the event February 23 to get a complimentary skincare/makeup makeover with The Body Shop experts and upload a photo to Instagram with custom hashtag for a chance to win special prizes! Each winner will receive a gift basket with over $100 worth of The Body Shop products!

For Flash Giveaway: This giveaway closes on Feb. 19th, 2013 at midnight EST. The lucky winner will be chosen from the entries at random. There will be 1 winner. This giveaway is sponsored The Body Shop. This giveaway is open to persons living in the United States. Void where prohibited by law. The winners will have 24 hours to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.


Beauty, DIY

Manicures: How to “Nail It” This Valentine’s Day


Waiting and wishing for the perfect Valentine’s Day this year? I hope you’re planning on more than indulging in chocolate truffles and conversation hearts! Whether you’re coupled up or riding solo this V-Day, it’s the perfect chance to rock a cute and flirty mani! Break out your reds, pinks, hearts and sparkles, and with little creativity, you’ll have a romantic manicure that will have all your friends swooning a “Be Mine” <3!

So we all know the classic red manicure is always beautiful, but I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shake things up a bit. So we searched the internet for some easy DIY’s for your digits!

1. Pink & Gold. This is similar to what Tracy Reese showed at this past NYFW. And, it’s something you can totally do free hand. Check out how Ivana Thinks Pink pulled it off! She did a video tutorial so stealing the looks is easy breezy!

2. Do Dots.  To achieve dots on your digits, simply apply a base coat of red. Let your nails dry fully, then, using a a dotting tool (tooth pick or pointy Q-tip will do the trick), dip the end in a white polish (even White Out works!) and apply polka dots in any design you wish! Wait several minutes for the dots to dry to apply a clear top coat. Too cute!  We found this look at Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat

3. Seeing Pink. Check out this mani mix by Dressed Up Nails. It’s as user friendly as it gets, but still makes a statement.

4. Over-The-Moon-In-Love Mani.  My personal favorite style may seem like the most intricate and challenging style, but even a nail-art newbie like myself pulled this one off with ease. The Beauty Department created this tutorial and they’re ultra fab for giving in-depth tutorials. It’s your basic half-moon mani, but with nails strips underneath instead of polish. Here’s the Trend Hungry tutorial on the half-moon mani.

Now that you’ve seen our faves, show us what you’ll be rocking this V-day! Comment and share your own marvelous manis or Instagram a pic and tag #trendhungry or @trendhungryblog!


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