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Style Transition: 10 Pieces to Buy Now and Wear for Fall

fall fashion 2013

I don’t know about you but I hate when you buy clothes and they’re only wearable for one season. ONE SEASON? If I love a certain shirt or pair of shorts, I want to be able to rock them year round or at the least wear it through a season or two.


10 Pieces to Buy Now

Labor Day is next week which means summer is about to basically call it quits! September is sure to bring some warm, comfortable weather but we must prepare for some serious layering for those chilly nights. Instead of investing in a pair of open toed wedges or capris, let’s start thinking about items to buy and wear now, but totally rock in the fall!

Here are 10 items to buy now and rock next season!

1. Ankle Boots

ankle boots

Ankle Boots look super cute with ripped denim shorts and a graphic tee or are perfect for a night on the town with pleated shorts, a tank top and blazer. These Rock and Republic Ankle Boots on sale for $59.99 will surely get the job done.

2. Scarves

fall 2013 scarf

Air conditioning is probably the best invention ever but can also be a pain when you’re dressed for summer days and stuck in the office. I’m loving this Nordstroms Hinge ‘Wanderer’ Red Cayenne Scarf (18.98) that can spice up any look and keep you warm in the office.

3. Chambray Shirts


You can never go wrong with denim. Trust me. Try this LC Lauren Conrad Faded Chambray Shirt for only $15.40. Chambray shirts never go out of style and can over a tank top in the summer or be layered under a blazer in the fall.

4. Leather Skirts

leather skirt under $20

You’ll turn heads in the summer and continue to turn heads in the fall. I know the first thing you’re thinking is that leather is extremely hot- but a skirt matched with a bustier top and open toed heels will make the perfect lounge outfit in the summer. This Olsenboye Faux-Leather Contrast Skirt is $18.99 can definitely seal the deal! Try the summer look topped with a blazer and boom- you’ve got a fall look ready to go!

5. Flatforms


I love flatforms because they’re easy to walk in, extremely comfortable and not too intimidating. These ASOS Black Bingo Leather Pointed Flatforms with Ankle Strap for $37.97 look great with shorts and a tee and blend beautifully with a maxi dress, jean jacket and designer socks. Trust me…the socks and flatforms combo is an A+!

6. Pleated Shorts

pleated shorts Dressing for work in the summer can sometimes be challenging…what’s too short? Is this too revealing? Do I look like a highlighter?

Pleated shorts are the perfect solution to looking professional and season appropriate.  Match a graphic blouse with these Jessica Simpson Pleated Breeze shorts ($10.56) in the summer and try the same for the fall with nude tights underneath.

7. Bomber Jackets


Bomber Jackets are the perfect item to wear from season to season. This Derek Lam for DesigNation Solid Bomber Jacket ($28) can be draped over a maxi dress, matched with a blouse and pencil skirt, or worn with pants and a tank top.

8. Sleeveless Blouse

sleeveless blouse Check out this Mossimo Sleeveless Woven Shirt Blouse for $19.99. It’s unique, quirky ,and has a personality of its own. Rock it with a skirt in the summer or jeans and a cardigan for the fall. Did we mention the florals are HUGE this fall? Well, they are!

9. Little Black Dress

little black dress

Why does everyone try to avoid dark colors in the summer? You can never go wrong with a little black dress. This BB Dakota Oscar Dress ($48) will compliment a bold colored necklace or bright wedges in the summer or can be toned down with black pumps and a neutral blazer for the fall.

10. Converse Sneakers


Everyone should invest in a pair of Chuck Taylors. Whether high or low top, they’re classic, unisex, and literally go with anything.

So what are you dying to add to your wardrobe?! Let us know in the comments below!


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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!

Like this post? Check out more from Emerald at pinkballoons4lunch.com.

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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 the Style: Taylor Swift’s High-Waist Shorts

Taylor Swift performing at the Billboard Music Awards in high-waist shorts

T. Swizzle, aka Taylor Swift owned the stage in high-waisted shorts at the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor’s retro style is right on and perfect for us to copy.

Taylor Swift 2013 Billboard Music Awards: high-waisted shorts

Other celebs fans of the high-waisted shorts include Miley Cyrus, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.

Shop the trend on a skinny budget and scroll through the showroom below.

Are you a fan of the high-waisted look? Comment below!

[Image via Fanlala.com]
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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]
Celebrity, Fashion, Featured, Steal The Style, Uncategorized

Celebs Embrace Their Inner Cat Lady! Should You?

celebs wearing cats:  katy perry, rihanna, taylor swift, kesha.

We’re embarking on a major cat moment in fashion. Why? Cats are cute. Cats are kinda funny. Cats are also evil (clearly, I don’t have a cat). So why is this trending? I don’t know, but I do own a cat shirt. I know, I’m a walking contradiction. I’ll be posting a pic of me showing my kitty-cat style soon, but for now let’s focus on how celebs have embraced their inner cat lady.

cat-lady chic

Celeb Sightings: Rihanna, Kesha, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry

MTVStyle found RiRi’s cat jacket at Urban Outfitters, and team Trend Hungry has found you some cool cat tee’s for under $25!

So would you wear a cat on your tee? Comment below or tweet @jessieholeva #catlady! 

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Step Into Spring: 5 Must-Have Shoes Under $50

5 must-have shoes for spring 2013 under $50
Must Have Spring Shoes

Your tax return should already be sitting pretty in your bank account (if not yet, then very soon!) and it’s time to upgrade those shoes! Moving forward, there’s no room for complaints anymore! Vacays, beach weather, picnics, and partying are so close we can smell it! Memorial Day will be here before you know it, so let’s jump the gun and avoid last minute shopping!

Let’s take a peek into 5 must-have shoes that will have you ready for every possible spring occasion for under $50!

Boat Shoes

Faux Patent Boat Shoes

Classic, comfy and give you the right balance of preppy. Matched with a polo and shorts or capris or a long jersey dress, boat shoes work best if you’re not quite ready to debut those toenails or are predicting lots of standing. We found a pair from Forever 21 for only $19.80 and they also come in pink! Stick with classic solid colors for a refined look or opt for bright shoes to jazz up your look!

Leather Sandals


Love, love….LOVE!!! I have never been a fan of my feet, so my motto is “the more distracting shoe….the better!” Wide strapped leather sandals are the perfect medicine for people with the “ugly feet” syndrome because they’re easy to slip on, are attention grabbing yet not too in your face, and can be worn for work or play! These metallic flat sandals from ASOS  are only $46.55 and have an adjustable strap in the back to ensure a proper fit.

Ankle Straps 

rihanna in ankle strap sandals, look for less

Rihanna loves ankle strap heels and we have to admit- so do we! They’re simple, elegant and practically go with everything! Match a pair of Prabal Gurung for Target heels for $39.99  with rolled up boyfriend jeans and a white tank (with a matte red lip) and you’re ready for a lazy Sunday cookout or brunch!



Bright, in your face colors is a trend that’s resurfaced tremendously in shoes and bags within the past year. If you’re going to rock neon shoes, I say lean towards flats because neon in itself is…well- REALLY LOUD! Lime, yellow and pink are popular colors in this trend and I love them all together. These ballet flats from Charlotte Russe are only $17.50 and I can only imagine how cute they’d look with a solid-colored sun dress!


XOXO Shoes, Frida Wedge Sandals

Floral+Wedges= Spring. This is by far my favorite look for spring. XOXO floral wedges run for $49 and would complete a white tee and short overalls outfit or a bustier with capris look.
What do you think? What shoe can’t you live without for spring?
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Celeb Style: Carly Rae’s Camo Top Under $20!

carly rae jepsen camo cropped top look for less

carly rae jepsen camo cropped top look for less Everyone has worn that camouflage army print at one time or another. Admit it, you totally have! And so have a ton of celebrities. Let’s drop some names, shall we?

Famous Faces include: Rita OraRihannaMiley Cyrus, Jay ZUsher,  Selena GomezCarly Rae JepsenKe$haGwen StefaniKelly Rowland, Miguel.

And Carly Rae rocks it in her own pop-princess way!

celeb-camo-carly rae jepsen

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This Forever 21 top is identical. Perhaps that’s where her stylist got it?


Yeah, I know. You’re now thinking your wardrobe could use a little camo. And now it’s your turn. Shop the showroom. All items are under $25!

Image via theberry.com 

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