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Accessory Trend: Temporary Tattoos


Kim & Kanye think Kylie is a total trendsetter and she totally is. From her hair, makeup, and outfit choices, Kylie Jenner is making style headlines and one trend that we’re taking notice of (and stealing) is her love of fake tattoos. Back in January she was rocking some temporary tattoo designs with sister Kendall, then again in February, and just recently as well.

She was spotted with a gun on her ribs, then a flower, and now more tattoos on her feet. Just last week Kylie shared these pics on Instagram. Clearly, Kylie is loving switching it up. Maybe she’s testing out designs before she tries a real tattoo?

Either way, this temporary accessory is calling our names for festival fashion. If you’re headed to Coachella take note of this trend.  It’s affordable, fashionable, and there’s even a place to score cool designs.

It’s called Tattly. They’re temporary tattoos made in the USA and packs of Tattly tattoos start as low as $5. While I was in LA my friends had a BBQ and a slew of Tattly tattoos were there so guests can ink themselves. They were a big hit.

Here’s me and my friend Kristen rocking ours. I’m the wrist on the left.


Tattly has designs for parties, weddings, funny themes, and designs for kids too. The designs are by various artists so they’re cooler than the fake tattoos that come out of vending machines.

So will you be trying the trend?

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{Steal the Style} Sarah Jessica Parker’s Stirrup Tights


Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out last week for her shoe line launch with Nordstrom and picked an interesting pair of tights to bring some extra attention to her feet. SJP paired stirrup tights with her SJP shoes, and while the shoes cost a few hundred, stirrup tights can be snagged for a steal. But before we get to where to buy on a budget, let’s chat about who’s wearing them, why we’re loving them, and how to style ‘em. Ready?

jessica-parker-stirrup-tights {image via}

Who: This wasn’t the easiest to find, but lots of Google image searching proves that other celebrities have in fact worn this trend. Stirrups have been spotted on Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, and Katie Holmes.

How to style: Take a cue from SJP and don’t try to hide the stirrup. Embrace it and pair with a shoe that enables for a little peek of stirrup. Try a color with a neutral shoe or opt for a neutral tight and wear on the regular with various shoes  – ankle straps, point-toe pumps, whatever you’re feeling.

Why you’ll love: Fashion forward, brings attention to your shoes, allows your feet from suffocating in tights, and they’re perfect for spring. The finicky temps call for tights that let you showoff your pedicure. Know what I mean?



Shop the style: American Apparel stirrup tights are $20 and comes in five colors.

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This post is part of Trend Hungry Tuesday, a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie Tonight. Listen every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s WPLJ,  92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI), 97 WBHT (Northeastern PA), or Q105 (New London, CT).


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{Dare to Wear} Vintage Accessories for the Holidays


Happy holidays! Start planning your party looks, as this is the season of celebratory style. As a budget-fashion blogger, I know that all it takes to create a lust-worthy look is a little planning and creativity – not dropping serious cash or even shopping!

When it came time for my most recent Dare to Wear photoshoot I was low on time to shop and style. Even though I style people all the time and am always checking out new merch,  I don’t always make the time to buy for me or even style looks in advance. I know, excuses excuses. But that’s why I tend to buy pieces that are versatile. Then I can change up vibe quick and can run out of my apartment with my outfit incomplete and accessorize on the go, perhaps with vintage accessories?

philadelphia-fashion-blogger-2 Stylist Tip: Have a makeup bag with some jewelry options in your handbag. You never know when you’ll need to swap out a scarf for a statement necklace. 

philadelphia-fashion-blogger-3 Sometimes my favorite outfits are created by being in a rush and throwing things together. That’s how this one happened. I got this Forever 21 maxi at the end of summer and knew it would be one of those pieces I can wear many different ways and would be a go-to style for those days I just don’t have time to think.


Vintage Accessories

For this look, the tee-shirt dress takes a chic approach and is paired with a vintage gold belt (scored for maybe $3 a few years ago). To keep cozy and add a little glam, a vintage fur shawl makes for the perfect outer layer (paid around $25 for it, thanks to haggling with a few little old ladies).  philadelphia-fashion-blogger-5

The booties are Shutz. I got them at a gifting suite last year and though they are a little pricier than the items I typically feature, they’re worth it if you’re looking for a little splurge – so comfy & they get tons of compliments! philadelphia-fashion-blogger-6

DARE TO WEAR: a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.


So yay for this outfit or nay? Give your input in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back next week and see look #2 for this simple-chic maxi dress.



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{Trendy vs Spendy} Balenciaga Buckle Strap Ankle Booties

balenciaga look-alike boots

There’s a brand I’ve been finding myself eyeing and buying. That’s how you know you’ve found what you like, when you end gravitating towards it again and again without even realizing. That’s what Call It Spring is for me. I always take my time checking out their shoes and and have pursued their selection more than a few times online as well. Then over the summer I bought a pair of their wedges at JCPenney. Kohl’s also carries the brand, so as you can guess, Call It Spring is Trend Hungry approved in the budget department.

Their latest shoe to lust is this bootie with cutouts, buckles, and a chunky sole. They also happen to be Balenciaga bootie look-a-likes and are more that $1,200 cheaper – talk about a major score!

balenciaga look-alike boots

Trendy: Call It Spring Flomiss Bootie, $55.00.

Spendy: Balenciaga Buckle Strap Ankle Bootie,  $1,275.00.

Check out more shoes from Call It Spring. Most are under $100 and there’s a lot under $50 as well!

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NYFW Help: 4 Apps for the Girl on the Go


It’s every fashionista’s favorite time of year – New York Fashion Week!!

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a week (feels like two!) where the industry’s most prestigious designers debut their upcoming collections for the following season. It’s a week of hustling and bustling and it’s got us realizing that whether you’re backstage at a show or simply taking to the blog to keep up, there’s gotta be some apps for us girl’s on the go.

Are you fully soaking up all the new collections and or at a complete loss of where to begin? Well, thank God for technology. Take a break from Instagramming, tweeting, or chatting with your girls, and get off your behind and make the best of the rest of fashion week!

Whether you go for the week, a day, or just daydream about it, these’s five apps will aid in your busy life.

1. Shoptrotter


Take the runway styles straight to your closet! This navigational website is perfect for mapping out your shopping routes during Fashion Week. Why wait to to get home to shop like a celeb when you can bring your fashion dreams into existence ASAP.

How it works:

  • App will find the stores you’re most interested in.
  • It will provide you with a customized route to stores.
  • Route can be created according to location, price range, brand, retailers, and desired product.


2. Sleep Cycle

sleep-cycle sleepcycle

Coffee doesn’t always do the trick. Ladies- fashion week is super fun, but it can be exhausting. Please, please, please get enough zzz’s! Sleep Cycle will make sure you get a good’s night rest, which is 100% necessary for fashion week survival.

How it works:

  • Alarm clock use accelerometer in your smart phone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in.
  • App uses a 30 minute alarm window that ends at your set alarm time and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.
  • You’ll feel more relaxed and rested than before, not to mention it’s the perfect natural way to start your day!

3. TopShelf


This app is like having a personal stylist at your fingertips! Is the anticipation of fall fashion giving you anxiety? STOP PANICKING because the solution is here. TopShelf will provide top line fashion suggestions that will match your budget and most importantly, your style.

How it works:

  • Create your “personal style” by liking and disliking your suggested weekly style lookbooks.
  • Import your online shopping history to create your personal closet.
  • Let the online stylist help your create off the runway looks with things that your already own! Pretty cool, don’t you think?

4. Uber



Girl, sometimes you can’t count on the subway. Ditch your MetroCard and roll with Uber. Show up on time, in style…and then after the fashion show, ride in style to shop til you drop.

How it works:

  • Select your desired private car.
  • Pay via the app (tip included) to avoid those times when you NEVER have cash.
  • Roll up to fashion week without a worry!

Take note: You don’t have to be in NYC to use Uber. It’s in a slew of other cities as well!

Whether your stuck in the office, class, or parading around fashion parties, now your fashion week experience can be a thousand times less stressful.

SO which app intrigues you most? Let us know in the comments below!

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Celeb Trend: Round Sunnies In Style (Under $25!!)


Everyone is talking about the Queen B, aka Beyonce, stepping out in a two-piece striped ensemble from Topshop for Kanye’s birthday. But what about her fabulous shades? This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Beyonce in round sunnies and this is one trend a number of celebs are stylin.

celebs in round sunglasses

Celeb sightings: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Kristen Stewart, Rita Ora, Kelly Osbourne … and many, many more!

Get shady like your fave celeb lady. All the sunnies below are under $25!

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Pucker Up: Top Picks for Your Lips

top picks for you lips

Who doesn’t love spring? It gives us all a reason to show a little more skin and inspires us to experiment with colors in our makeup and wardrobe.  An essential part of any Trend Hungry girl’s arsenal is the right lip shade or gloss. We want your lips to be flawless for your “pouty lip,” Instagram, Facebook and Twitter selfies. One thing’s for sure, dry or colorless lips are always out of season. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites that will give your lips a youthful and alluring look but won’t break your pocketbook.

top picks for you lips

1. Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch

This lip gloss smells fantastic! It literally smells like your favorite fruit punch and moisturizes like nobody’s business. The sheerness of the color is ideal for everyday wear, plus it gives lips a natural sheen and healthy pink tint.


2. Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm

This is definitely one of my favorite lip balms that provide a hint of pink color. I love the old school tin design and the yummy strawberry scent.  It’s actually time to restock my tin because I have like 5 swipes left, tops! It glides on like a dream and provides lasting, fruity moisture. This trend has been spotted on Selena Gomez, Nicole Richie, and Thandie Newton to name a few.

3. Citrusy Orange

This creamy lip shade is excellent for making a statement. Reviewers dished about how this lipstick “feels like silk” and is highly pigmented. A beautiful color with long lasting wear throughout a busy day gets manicured thumbs up from us!

4. Rouge Dior in Andalouse

This hue is truly an orange lipstick, straight, with no chaser! I love the bright orange hue and how it can be paired with a variety of ensembles. I’m seeing florals in my crystal ball, it’s getting clearer now. Yes, yes, floral skirts, leggings or tops (choose one only) and even black and white mod or geometrical prints will make this rouge sing. Heidi KlumSolange Knowles and Kourtney Kardashian seem to love it!

5. Ruby Red’s

Nars Lipstick in Joyous Red is equal parts red and dangerous! Smooth application and long wear make it a crowd favorite. Celebs like Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to celebs spotted with red pouts. We just love red, do you?

Red is super-hot! You can’t turn on the TV or peruse the interwebs without seeing celebs and bloggers alike sporting this trend! There’s definitely a red out there for everyone. Mac Ruby Woo is one red lipstick that has garnered lots of attention and for good reason. It’s seems to match every skin tone across nationalities!

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Diner en Blanc: The Little White Dress Guide

diner en blanc: little white dress guide

Every year around this time white comes back into our wardrobes. We crave that crisp clean look that just happens to complement our sunkissed skin so well (spray tanned, or course!).

diner en blanc: little white dress guide

I’ve been on the hunt for white dresses lately. I just hosted a white party last week and had to run to the mall right before to find a little white dress. The next thing on my ical with a white dress code is Diner en Blanc.

What’s Diner en Blanc you ask?

It’s a white picnic that happens in major cities and this is the second year Philly will be celebrating. Myself and my blog posse Philly FABB will be attending this event in August so it’s time to start outfit planning now. The perfect white dress isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. So I’m starting now and all the items below are under $50!

For the fashionista

For the sweetheart

For the classic & chic

For the tomboy (it’s a jumpsuit!)

For the girl next door

For the romantic

For the rockstar

For the posh

So which one suits your style? Comment below!

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Shop It: 5 Trends, 5 Dresses, Under $50

summer dress trends under $50
It’s time to ditch your jeans and break out some dresses. Dresses make getting ready easy – just throw it on and go. Plus, it’s dress season – weddings, graduation parties, family BBQs. You don’t have to wear the simple, plain spring dress. Instead, amp up your dress collection with a few top trends that will work all summer long. The best part about it?  You don’t even have to break the bank buying any of these dresses.

dress trends


1. Neon

Brighter up your wardrobe this season with dresses in colors such as orange, yellow, pinks and greens. This dress give you a bonus trend perfect for highlighting your waist – peplum.

dress trends: neon, peplum

Try: Orange Peplum Dress, $24.80.


2. Prints

From stripes to polka dots and tie-dye, bold prints and patterns are making a major statement in fashion right now. Bonus: requires little accessorizing.

high-low dress, forever 21

Try: Tie-Dye High Low Dress, $22.80.

3. Cut-out

Arms and legs aren’t the only skin you’ll be showing this spring with this particular style of dresses.  From cut-out backs and sides, this dress will show off the right amount skin without being too revealing.

nude dress with cutouts
Try: Marcilla Sweetheart Cut Out Skater Dress, $39.31.

4. Lace

Who says you have to wear lace to formal events only? You can now rock it casually as a fun and flirty dress. Did we mention little white dresses are a must-have item?

white dress 2013 trend
Try:  Open Back Lace Dress, $22.80.


5. Floral

It’s not spring without flowers in full bloom. Instead of walking around with flowers, you can have them on your dress. It’s a must-have for the spring.

floral dress under $15 forever 21
Try: Sleeveless Floral Print Dress, $12.80.

Try one or try all. With these prices, it’s hard to not buy them all.

Which dress suits your style? Comment below!

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Memorial Day Style: What to Pack This Weekend

what to pack this weekend: memorial day style

This year is flying by. And thank the heavens, a long weekend is upon us! Everyone I know if headed down the shore for a weekend getaway. I’ll likely be doing just that and here’s what I’ve added to my shopping/ packing list. I found everything using Coupons.com Macy’s coupon codes.

Tip: When low on time, opt to shop at a department stores. They have a wide selection, which means you can get everything you need at one place. Department stores are ideal for a girl on the go. 


          Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand, American Rag

1.Rompin’ Ruffles. This can easily be dressed up or down,. which makes it perfect for packing. That way, one piece can work no matter the occasion.

2. Jean Jacket. This jacket acts as the perfect topper and creates a light layer for changing temps.

3. Wedges. Wedges are a short girl’s best friend. They add height without being too dressy or too challenging to waddle in. Did I mention I’m only 5’3?

4. Totes Amazing. Yeah, this tote is pretty amazing. Wear to the beach with a stack of magazines. Or bring to a coffee shop with your laptop for an early-morning work session before a day of fun and sun.

5. Sunnies. Sunglasses aren’t a want, they’re a need. They protect your peepers and hide your eyes when you’ve gone sans makeup. 

These are my Memorial Weekend Essentials. What are yours?  Share in the comments below!

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