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The Perfect Present For The Chic Canine

Pet collars so adorable  you’ll wish they were made for humans, or that you at least have a dog to spoil and style  – got a dog lover or perhaps a pretty pooch on your gift list? BaubleBar’s current guest bartender “bark”tender is furry and has fabulous taste. It’s Jiff, a famous pomeranian, and more importantly, the collars in the collection are super swoonworthy and made to look like fashion jewelry. There’s a collar designed to look like a pearl-and-chain choker necklace, and others with crystals and glitter. The line has collars for small, medium, and large dogs with prices under $50.

The furry fashionistas modeling the styles certainly add to the cute factor.


{BaubleBar Pearl Pet Collar, $44.00 | BaubleBar Diva Pet Collar, $48.00 | BaubleBar Seer Pet Collar, $48.00}


{BaubleBar Mod Pet Collar, $38.00}

Scroll through the showroom to see more.

Like the styles? Comment below and share your favorite. Personally the Seer style caught my eye and I so would not mind owning it in a bracelet form.

Fashion, My Style, Style Tips, trendy vs spendy, Try the Trend

{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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upcycle old tee shirt
DIY, Fashion

{DIY} Turn Your Old Tee Into a Crop Top

When I attempt a DIY it’s gotta be an easy one. Too many steps or lots of directions mean I won’t be participating. But when this shirt was headed to the trash (sleeves looked gross) I had to save it and thought to try a little tailoring. So I hacked into my boyfriend’s old tee to first shorten, then chop the sleeves. I tried it back on and knew the neckline needed a little work so I cut a V shape and slipped it back on.

upcycle old tee shirt diy tee shirt

This shirt may be a little revealing so wear with a pretty bra, over a bikini, or with a vest over it, like I did for a recent Dare to Wear post.

budget-fashion-style-tips summer-outfit-idea  {Photos by Audrey Gallagher}

Accessories, Fashion

{Steal of the Week} Designer Sunnies on Sale

Oh hey, shady lady. It turns out today is National Sunglasses Day. I’ll be sure to mark my calendar for next year so it doesn’t slip my mind. I’m an avid sunglass wearer and rock every season since eye and wrinkle protection is kind of important. Sunglasses are one item I don’t love splurging on, but do like to treat myself to a nice pair (deeply discounted, of course) every couple of years. Sunglasses, like a your bag or shoes can really elevate your outfit. You can rock designer sunnies with a Forever 21 outfit and somehow your outfit looks more expensive, all thanks to the sunnies.



Shop the Style

Opening Ceremony Yellow Floral Cat Eye Sunglasses // $165 $50

 Elizabeth and James Dearborn // $225 $80

House of Harlow 1960™ Krissy Sunglasses //$125 $88

Vera Wang Safira Sunglasses //  $250 $99

Vince Camuto VC567 Aviators // $65 $46 

Which pair suits your style? Do you splurge on sunglasses or like to keep it cheap and chic? Do tell in the comments below or tweet me @jessieholeva.


Celebrity, Style Tips, trendy vs spendy

Five Under $50: Kate Middleton Style Steals


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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carats and cake
Beauty, Fashion, tastemaker, Uncategorized

{Tastemaker Spotlight} Jess from ‘Carats & Cake’

Let’s get some questions and answers up in here. Jess Levin from Carats & Cake is here to answer some of our burning questions for the trendsetting entrepreneur! If you haven’t heard of Jess yet, read on and you’ll be hooked on her wedding style advice and cool business concept! Read on. – Jessie

carats and cake

1.     I understand Carats and Cake was born after you witnessed your friend have difficulty planning her wedding. Tell us about why you started Carats & Cake.

I was sitting in a business school lecture discussing De Beers, the diamond company, when I first started thinking about the wedding space (of course a lecture on diamonds naturally leads one to think about weddings!). After spending a few months researching the industry (and yes hearing some of my newly engaged friends complain about the process), I realized that there was an opportunity to deliver a better way to connect aspirational brides directly with high-end local vendors.

2.     What makes Carats and Cake stand out from all the other wedding planning sites and apps?

Carats & Cake is a resource that allows brides-to-be to go beyond inspiration by providing direct access to local vendors reviewed by recently married couples. Carats & Cake now has the largest high-end vendor database and is the only resource where you can see real weddings directly tagged with real vendors and their reviews all in one place.

3.     Does your site appeal to budget friendly brides? If so, how?

At Carats & Cake, it’s more about taste than cost. Our weddings are definitely at the high-end of the market, but we have everything from the stunning back yard bash to the over top elegant affair. Our goal is to empower our brides by making sure that we are providing unfiltered access to information so that they can turn their inspiration into reality and make the right decision based on their unique needs and vision.

4.     What advice would you give to brides who want to create a dynamic wedding on a budget?

Prioritize. Make a list of the things that are important to you and rank them. Splurge on the things that matter and figure out how to save with things that don’t. Obsessing over a designer dress? Then see if a friend can make you an amazing play list so you don’t have to pay for a DJ. A flower aficionado? Make sure your florist can re-use flowers from the ceremony in the reception.

5.     What are some popular wedding trends can we expect to see?

It’s all about personalization at the moment, from signature cocktails to alternative desserts, and I think this trend will only get bigger as more couples want their celebrations to really capture their essence as opposed to subscribe to traditional norms. I am most excited to see this play out in regards to wedding dresses. A lot of designers have been showing color and we love the blushes and greys that are making their way mainstream.

Fashion, shopping, Uncategorized

What We’re Buying: The Bra With Pockets

You read the title correctly. There is in fact a bra with pockets that will store your key items – money, ID, a key, even your phone! Perfect for the club, a concert, a house party, or a run (there’s a sports bra too!) – the JoeyBra was made to give some safe storage when living life and it sounds like they sorority girls in mind.


This fashion invention was created by two recent college grads that met their junior year and were inspired by their school’s vibrant Greek system and created the JoeyBra for women who on the go and struggle to find a place to put their ID, keys, or phone.


I put the sport to the test and gotta say I can’t go back to my old sports bras. It made running carefree. I used to store my keys and phone in my old sports bras, but it got in the way and made sprints not an option. This product is a total problem solver. It also has an adjustable back for fit convenience.

The fashion bra costs $29.99 and the sport is $39.99.

Would you buy it? Share in the comments below!

Featured, Uncategorized

Home Style: Accessorize Your Space with H&M

H&M is already a Trend Hungry go-to for fashion on a budget and we’re loving that they finally launched ecommerce, but not we’re craving H&M for a whole new reason – home styling!

Fashion & beauty may be our main squeeze, but home decor is our mistress and H&M’s home accessories embody the same traits we love in their clothes – they’re cool, on trend, and make the styles we’re swooning for attainable. Afterall, decorating is much more fun when it doesn’t leave your wallet empty.


Prices start as low as 4 dollars and they have items grouped in themes such as Modern Minimalism & Bohemian Vintage (my personal fave). So what’s for sale? Duvets, curtains, towels, candles, pillow covers, and other accents to easily add style to your space.

Here’s a few we’re wanting…

1. Tea Towel, $ 4.95.

Not only is this girly and fabulous, but it’s also from H&M’s conscious collection and is made 100% of organic cotton.

Affordable Home Decor

2. Cushion Cover $9.95 $4.00.

Have fugly pillows in need of some masking? These covers are on sale for only $4. Slip on to hide a stained cushion and slip off to wash.

H&M pillows

3. Storage Basket, $9.95.

If you’re low on space, this storage bin can easily be the new home for towels and washcloths.


4. Duvet Cover Set, $29.95.

Under $30 and comes with two pillow cases, need we say more?


5. Shower Curtain, $19.95.

How could we not blog about this curtain?


So which of our picks from H&M Home has caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!

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summer style 2013
Beauty, DIY, Featured

How to Sizzle on the Beach This Summer

 Whether you’re staying put this summer or flying away to a beautiful Mediterranean resort (bring me!!), we’ve got tips for how you can look and feel your best on the beach.

summer style 2013


Remove unwanted hair before baring skin. Not all of us want to drop money on waxing and at-home kits can be intimidating, but a razor never fails, just don’t skimp on the shave cream.

Our pick: Smallflower Cremo Cream, $8.00.

Faux Glow

Get your glow on , girrrrl! Spray or use a lotion, not a tanning bed. Here’s a whole guide to getting the faux glow on your own, but if you want to go the professional route here’s 11 tips you need to know before you spray tan.

summer style 2013

Dress to Impress

You might be relaxing on the beach, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your sense of style. In fact, if you want to sizzle on the sand this summer, you’ll have to do more than just kick back with messy bun and old flip flops.

Swap out your flip flops for a pair of trendy espadrilles or wedges when you’re ready for a beachside dinner date. That way you’re still looking beachy keen, but like you put in some effort.


Whatever you’re wearing, whether it’s just a bikini and a sarong or a complete beach outfit, a few simple accessories will make up the style anti. From beach bags to hats and necklaces or even henna tattoos, your beach look isn’t complete without a few finishing touches.

If you want to get that ‘I’m famous’ look, wear a pair of oversized shades and a floppy fedora or for surfer chick, add a cute shell necklace or even a (fishtail braid – directions here) and some flowers to your hair.

summer style 2013


The salty sea and harsh UV rays can wreak havoc with your skin and hair, so it’s important to moisturize as much as possible before you and after your beach jaunt. Prepare your body for the summer sun by using an intensive conditioner after washing your hair or try a hair oil after a dip in the pool. Take care of your skin with a suitable factor sunscreen and a generous helping of after sun.

Our pick: Suave’s Moroccan Styling Oil, $7.00.

What’s you secret to looking fab on the beach? Comment below!

{images via Solo Lisa}

Philly Fashion Photoshoot
Beauty, event, Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized

Behind the Scenes of My Fall 2013 Photo Shoot

Strike.A.Pose. Oh hey, It’s model Jessie here. Just kidding, but seriously I’m modeling fall fashion in a magazine!!!

Local magazine Philly Current asked me to share my budget-fashion tips for their fall fashion issue, coming out in September, and I’m modeling four of the top trends for fall 2013 and each look is budget friendly! I’ll be posting more details when the issue comes out.

Philly Fashion Photoshoot

How amazing is my $25 vintage fur over this dreamy dress from Nich!?! Posing my toes for a shoes shot.

Philly Fashion Blogger Photoshoots Resting my eyes between shots. Obsessed with this Sears top paired with scalloped leather shorts from South Moon Under.

budget fashion blogger photoshoot Twerk textures. I love layering it up, but this outfit didn’t quite fit yesterday’s hot temps.

philly fashion blogger photoshoot Checking the shots. My blogger friend Chaucee of Streets & Stripes was the photographer for the shoot and her boyfriend Jonifin was assisting.

philly fashion blogger photoshoot Posing with Linda after the shoot. She did my hair and makeup. I need to learn to curl my hair the way she did it!

I can’t wait to show you all the amazing photos and more outfit details. More details to come!

What trends are you feeling for fall? Tweet me @jessieholeva or comment below!