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travel-essentials
Accessories, Fashion, shopping

{Winter Escape} Tropical Travel Essentials Under $50

All I’ve been wanting is a winter escape, to bask in the sun’s glorious vitamin-D rays. Is that too much to ask for?

Planning a tropical trip? It’s difficult finding summer clothing this time of year in store, so for this style challenge online shopping is the way to go.

I love experiencing the East Coast’s four seasons, but Philly is getting a little too chilly for me. Feeling the same way? Trade in your heavy coats, scarves, and snow boots for some tropical travel essentials for your next getaway and think warm thoughts.

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Victoria’s Secret Fringe Halter, $28.50  $17.00 | Victoria’s Secret Ruched Hipkini, $18.50 $12.00 | Wildfox Couture ‘Adventure List’ Cover-up Tank, $48.00 | Free People Maya Cateye Sunglasses, $18.00 | Kate Spade Saturday Passport Case in Crosswalk Stripe, $45.00 | Havaianas ‘Slim’ Flip Flop, $26.00 $18.20

Are you planning a winter escape or just dreaming of one? Share your upcoming destinations in the comments below! 

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Beauty, Giveaway

{Win It} rue21′s New Wonderlust Beauty, Fragrance + Accessories

Get excited! It’s time for a giveaway thanks to a new launch going on today! I’ve teamed up with rue21 for their new fragrance and beauty line Wonderlust and we’re giving one Trend Hungry reader a chance to discover the wonder with a prize pack filled with beauty, fragrance, and fashion goodies! Ahh, don’t ya just love free stuff, especially when it’s brand new?! Okay, now let me share some details with ya along with how you can try your chance at snagging the prize pack.

Wonderlust is rue21’s new line that includes fragrance, beauty, and accessories and is available in rue21 stores and rue21.com.

You gotta get a whiff of their new Wonderlust Fallen Vixen fragrance. It’s got hints of sweet berries, floral, vanilla and sandalwood scent and was made for the Wonderlust girl. Who is she? She’s got a mischievous side, daring with style, fearless and flirty, energetic and a leader. The Wonderlust girl can rock combat boots one minute then be girly the next. So is that you? Enter to win!  Details below!

 

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The Wonderlust Winner will receive a prize pack that includes:

Wonderlust Fallen Vixen fragrancecosmetic setfragrance mist pack,  makeup wipes,  necklace jewelry set, earring packbracelet set, and a couple other goodies too!

How to Enter

The Wonderlust Winner will chosen at random using Rafflecopter on June 31, 2014. This contest is sponsored by rue21 and open to US residents only. Prize pack is valued at $60 and cannot be exchanged. Winner will be announced by August 1st and prize will be mailed out to the winner once address is received.

Now use the form provided and increase your odds by using more than one method to apply. Good luck!!

 

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{This post is sponsored by rue21. All opinions are my own.}

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Fashion, steal of the week

{Steal of the Week} Block-Heel 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!

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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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Fashion, Style Tips, trendy vs spendy

{Trendy vs Spendy} Activewear For Less

It’s crunch time! Literally. With summer nearing, bikini season is just a hop, skip, and jump away. Working out is a lot more fun when you’re wearing something cute. It you haven’t seen it already, this year H&M launched their 2014 activewear collection and everything is under $50. My favorite activewear trends are open back tops and sports bras with unique straps. You absolutely don’t have to invest on spendy activewear for something trendy. Whether you’re a yogi, runner, bicyclist, gym rat, or just starting to work out, there are a lot of  options that won’t break the bank.

Here’s some killer activewear for the fashion-forward girl.

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1. Ruched Shorts

Hard Tail for $52 vs. H&M for $19

2. Foldover Yoga Leggings

Lululemon for $98 vs. Forever 21 for $10

3. Pull-over Sweater

Alo for $68 vs. Old Navy $25

4. Crossed Back Sports Bra

Lucas Hugh for $120 vs. Champion for $15

5. Open back Tank

Beyond Yoga for $66 vs. Forever 21 for $12

What’s your favorite way to stay healthy or stay active? Please share in the comments below!

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Fashion, steal of the week

{Steal of the Week} White Denim

White denim is one of those things that will never go out of style. Everyone likes to say that you can only wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Well, it’s time to throw that rule out the window. Wearing white is always in style – winter, spring, summer and fall. WEAR IT!

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Many trend guides are showcasing white denim from the usually suspects,  Hudson & Citizens of Humanity, ringing in at well over $150 a pop. That just simply does not jive with my frugalista ways and luckily for all of you, I have done some hunting and found some white-denim staples for under $100. Just because you’re paying less doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. For me, splurging on denim is okay as I know they’ll last more than a few seasons,  but realistically I won’t spend over $75 for any one item. So below are some items that are still feel high-end without the high price tag.

 

White denim is extremely versatile and works on any body type. So what I’m saying here is that you absolutely need to get your hands on some white denim, and pronto, especially at these prices.

My two favorite ways to wear white denim is with neutrals; browns and olives, and monochomatically. I prefer white with earth tones because of my skin tone, but if you’re a gal that looks best in cool tones then pair it up with some aqua blues or even lilac. Or try white on white for a chic, monochrome style. Warning, not all whites go together so make sure your white match to avoid a style collision.

What is your favorite way to wear white denim? Do you wear it year round like me?

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

{Steal of the Week} Graphic Tees

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.

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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!

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

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

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

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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!

PinkWednesday
Accessories, Celebrity, Fashion, Nails, shopping

{Mean Girls Anniversary } On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

So, you’ll probably see a bunch of people wearing like 50 shades of pink today since April 30th marks The 10th Anniversary of Mean Girls. With snarky lines twisted with morality, Mean Girls is an influence on pop culture and teenagers growing up in the early 2000s. The movie is known for many memorable quotes…my favorites being “On Wednesdays, we wear pink”, “You can’t sit with us”, and “Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen!”

Get inspired and try the Pink Wednesday trend by adding pops of pink to your outfit with a fresh mani, hot pumps, or sparkly jewelry. If you’re looking to make a statement, pair pink pants with a simple top (such as this haute hue look styled by Jessie Holeva) or go all out with a bright pink dress. As always, this trend can be worn under $50. PinkWednesday

1. For a casual look, try soft pink slim-fit pants by H&M, $25

2. Accessorize with a cocktail ring, such as Forever 21′s Faux Stone Cocktail Ring, $4

3. Stay eco-chic with a Kate Spade Reusable Shopping Tote, $16

4. Get really into the Pink Wednesday spirit with ASOS’s Open Back Wrap Dress$66 now $34

5. Pump up your Pink Wednesday style with Jessica Simpson’s Cirrus Pumps, $44

6. Give your nails some color with Victoria’s Secret PINK Nail Paint in Buff it Up, $10 (Special: buy 2 for $15)

If you’re celebrating, try my Pink Wednesday White Wine Spritzer! It’s delish and will look great with your pink outfit. Cheers to Mean Girls!

Do you have a favorite piece of pink clothing or accessory? Let us know in the comments below! Or, tweet your Pink Wednesday inspired photos to the Trend Hungry team on Twitter @TrendHungryBlog.

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{Steal of the Week} Spring Slacks from Gap

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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Fashion, trendy vs spendy

{Trendy vs Spendy} Black Lace Looks for Less

Last week, Jessie talked about why an all black-everything outfit is a good look and I absolutely agree with her! New York Fashion Week showed many ways to wear black. The trend that stood out from the rest? Black lace. Designers, such as Vera Wang, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren featured black lace outfits in their NYFW 2014 collections. Of course, celebrities such as, Giuliana Rancic, Kendall Jenner, and Cate Blanchett, could not get enough of this chic look.

I love a little black dress with lace details all over.  This textured trend can be worn as a hint of detail for some edge or all over for a feminine vibe. Black lace is very versatile and perfect for date night, a cocktail party, or a night out with some friends!

Honestly, I’m lusting for all of these trendy and spendy pieces. Here’s how to get the black lace trend on a skinny budget:

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TRENDY:

ASOS Lace High Neck Prom Dress for $37.64 | Forever 21 Charming Lace Skirt for $10.80 | Anne Klein Lace Overlay Sheath Dress – Elbow Sleeve for $129 now $48.37

SPENDY:

Betsey Johnson Contrast Quarter Sleeve Lace Dress for $158 | Michael Kors Floral Embellished Lace Skirt for $5,995 now $3,587 | Lauren Ralph Lauren Petite Three-Quarter-Sleeve Lace Dress for $184

How would you style a black lace outfit? Share in the comments below!

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Celebrity, Style Tips, trendy vs spendy

Five Under $50: Kate Middleton Style Steals

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Kate Middleton looks gorgeous in everything! Her natural British and sleek style has made her one of my style icons. Whether she’s attending a royal event, grocery shopping, or playing sports, Kate keeps an effortless and graceful look. She’s known for mixing spendy high end designer pieces with trendy street wear, so it’s easy for an average girl to achieve her royal style.

Here are five pieces under $50 for a royal inspired wardrobe:

1. Royal Bling

Kate wore a priceless diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.  It was crafted by Cartier in the ‘30s and is named The Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace.

JCPenny has a similar style faux diamond necklace for $12.

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