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Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized

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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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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Celebrity, Fashion, Featured, Style Lessons

5 Style Lessons On How To Wear Polka Dots From Taylor Swift

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By Brooke

They’re fun, flirty, and a chronic obsession for Taylor Swift! Polka Dots- a long-lived trend that has been passed down from generation to generation. Snapbacks & Tattoos put snapbacks back on the map, Nelly’s Air Force Ones reminded everyone to get their shoe game together, and Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ got ladies thinking about the summer. Fashionistas have been rockin’ polka dots dating all the way back to the ’60s (work it ladies!)

Today, this classic trend works great with beachwear, nightlife, and everyday living. If I had to make one assumption,  I’d say T Swift is completely enthralled with this trend- check her out in the latest ad for Keds!  That being said, let’s take a peek into how to successfully rock polka dots like the expert herself, Ms. Harry Styles (whoops, I mean T. Swift). Continue reading…

Beauty, Fashion, Uncategorized

Pretty Patterns at South Moon Under

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We’re one week closer to the fashionable festivities. On Sept 13th it’s going down at South Moon Under in Philadelphia. We’ll be shopping, snacking, saving (thanks to some major sales!!), and walking away with swag bags! Trend Hungry will be in the house (I’m hosting!!) and right now mixing prints is trending. So far on the blog, there’s been two lessons on playing with patterns and now, we’re scoping out the stylish prints at South Moon Under, perfect for a budget fashionista.


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1. Chevron Chic – This color and pattern scream fall. A a blazer for work, and a sparkly necklace for play. ($68.00)

2. Floral Feet – Cuff your skinny jeans and let these shoes take center stage. Their coloring works for the upcoming season and are perfect for casual Friday. ($69.95)

3. Pucker Up - Stila’s products always impress and these savory smackers give shine and a hint of color.($12.00)

4. Zig-Zag Bag – With our monster-size purses, a makeup bag or two keeps you tidy and your cosmetics contained. ($18.50)

5. Feelin’ Tribal – This bag is an all-season staple. The simple shades make the bag work with many looks, and envelope bags are here to stay. ($38.00 $25.99)

6.Walk The Dots – Polka Dots are always trending. This pretty pair work for an early-fall wedding, or tea with your besties. Try with a a simple dress, or cuff your jeans and a dressy element to your weekend look. ($54.00 $14.99)

Have the pretty prints enticed you? Come to the event Sept 13th for the fashionable festivities and trend-hungry tips! More details coming soon! Tweet @southmoonunder & @trendhungryblog to chat fashion & fun!




Spring Looks with Freed Love

This post goes out to all the fashionistas of Northeastern PA. There’s a boutique that’s fashion forward and more importantly, skinny-budget friendy.

They carry some of my favorite boutique brands such as BB Dakota and some one-of-a-kind finds too (unique dyed-&-studded daisy dukes made in store!!).

Today on WBRE’s PA Live! we showcased some of the hottest spring trends – colored denim, color blocking, neon, ’70s chic, and p0lka dots to name a few. Tune in at 4pm to see me and the models at work and check them out online at FreedLoveOnline.com. Andd get excited – they’re going to start selling online too!

Thanks for reading! Join the convo on twitter —> @trendhungryblog & @freedlovely

XO, Jessie


Singer/Songwriter Style via Julia Price

Touring Singer/Songwriter Julia Price is pretty freakin’ amazeballs … yeah, I said amazeballs. She’s been on “Good Morning America,” has Sara Bareilles (sry Sara!) shitting herself and also has really good fashion taste that just happens to fit a skinny budget. I’m smitten. Read her blog post below and check out her music. You, too will be smitten.

I love really girly clothes like what I’m wearing in the piano shot of the “Girlfriend” music video. That’s why summer is my favorite season — dresses, jumpers, and patterned shorts! YES! Once the weather gets colder I usually bury myself in an oversized sweater, skinny jeans and some rockin’ boots!
I rarely spend over $50.00 on any clothing item unless I absolutely LOVE something! And by love, I don’t mean, “Oh this is cute,” I mean “I CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT THIS!” I just feel like for every big designer getup you can get practically the same look for a smidgen of that price if you don’t mind doing the legwork.
I also tend to repeat my tops but I switch up the look by changing accessories or shoes. I’m big into big necklaces and some of my favorite ones cost me $7 at Forever21.
The one area I do allow for more spending flexibility is footwear, but that being said, I still can’t believe the STEAL I got for the shoes that I’m currently obsessed with my Betsey Johnson Tammiee flats. They sum up my style in a nutshell.
Tag: Betsey Johnson Tammiee Flats, Was $79.95, Now $63.96 at Zappos.
Take Note: Come in pink with polka dots too!
To me, it’s always all about the shoes!

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10! Show: Celeb Style on a Skinny Budget

Everyone wants to look and feel like a celebrity, just admit it! Now you can at least dress like one without going broke. Bonus – all the pieces (minus Kristen’s shoes) are from local boutiques! Scroll for outfit breakdowns and find out about special discounts to The 10! Show viewers.

Look 1 

Celebrity Style: Heidi Klum
Model: Samantha
Animal-Print Dress: $88.00 at Polka Dots.
Studded Belt: $42.00 at Polka Dots.
Tribal Hoop Earring: $33.00 at Flair Boutique Haverford.

Look 2
Celebrity Style: Jennifer Aniston
Model: Kristen
Floral Tunic: On Sale, $34.00 at Apricot Lane Ardmore.
Linen Jacket: $62.00 at Apricot Lane Ardmore.
Dangle Earring: $18.00 at Flair Boutique Haverford.
Nude Pump: $70.00 by Nine West at Macy’s.

Look 3

Celebrity Style: Kim Kardashian
Model: Evie
Evie’s look is on sale for The 10! Show viewers
LBD – Sale $98.00 at Polka Dots. Sale for 10! Show viewers, in-store only.
Earrings – Sale $100.00 at Flair Boutique Haverford. Sale for The 10! Show viewers, in-store only.

I’ll be posting the link to the segment asap as well as a post about my outfit and AMAZING jewelry. Stay tuned!

P.S. I’d love to chat! Send me your trend cravings and I’ll find them on a skinny budget. Or visit me on social media by using the links on the right-hand side. Thanks for reading!

XO, Jessie

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My Manicures

Nails! I love doing my nails! I love having them be a conversation starter, but not in a Lady GaGa crazy way. I still want to be able to function and pick up stuff … so fake nails are just not for me.

Here are some of my past manicures photographed on my Blackberry. I know, I know I need an iPhone. Then I’ll do mobile posts. In due time, in due time.

The Half  Moon – paint the nails. Let dry, then use a contrasting color on the “moons” of your nail.

Tag: For the whole nail  – Essie’s Shop Till I Drop , $3.00 at Max and Jill ( a local discount store) normally $8.00.   For the moon Times Square Tangerine shade by New York Color, $1.00 at Walmart.

Polka-Dot Dream – polish the nails, let dry, add polka dots, dry, add top coat.

Tag: Essie’s Turquoise and Ciacos, $8.00.

For the white any drugstore brand will do as long as it’s thick, not pearly.

Take Note: Both of these designs were done freehand and were super simple. No special brushes were used.

So what do ya think? Comment me!!


iPhone 4 Fashion

iPhone 4! I want the iPhone 4!

Everyone already knows that Verizon is finally getting the iPhone 4. This piece of news did indeed travel like wild fire. Many are very excited (mostly Verizon users) and if you’re planning on snagging the phone, you better protect this piece of technology gold, and in style. What’s trending? Polka Dots.

This Juicy Couture iPhone case will keep you on trend while protecting your precious smart phone.

It comes in red and blue as well, and it’s $38.00 on the Juicy Couture Web site. The iPhone 4 joining Verizon is a big deal. If you are or plan to be an iPhone user, then you might as well invest in an accessory you’ll get use out of daily.

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