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Fashion, shopping, steal of the week

{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.

Steal of the week_patterned pants_cropped_gap_spring

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!

what to pack for coachella
Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized

Funky-Girl Guide: 11 Must-Have Coachella Essentials

So, you’re one of the lucky ones that gets to go to heaven-ahem, I mean, Coachella this year. Lucky you!! Once you get over the initial excitement (ok maybe that won’t happen), you need to start planning what to bring! Usually a stressful task is now going to be 10 times easier, because I’ve complied the 11 must-have items to bring on your trip to Cali. 

SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick Super Sensitive - Fragrance Free (0.5oz.) by California Baby

1. Sunblock and hat. Seriously. Do not forget your sunblock! It is so crucial to remember to apply and re-apply block throughout the day. Your skin is your biggest and best asset, so you better protect it! Sunburn does serious and lasting damage to skin, and causes all sorts of problems including sunspots and premature aging (aka wrinkles, so please please please protect yourselves, you’ll thank me later. Start in the morning with a moisturizer with SPF in it. I love this Say Yes to Cucumbers Daily Moisturizer  because of it’s calming effects, so it will feel extra good on skin after days in the sun. Throughout the day, continue to apply a good sunblock, like California Baby Sunblock Stick. The stick form is good for high temps, it won’t run or streak! 

 If you want to look extra cute while protecting your face, get an adorable floppy sun hat like this one from Nine West! Protection from the sun never looked so good!

FLIRTY & FAB PLASTIC SHADES under $5

2. Sunglasses. The ultimate festival accessory and another key item to protect yourself. Your eyes need just as much protection from the sun as your skin, and sunglasses will be your best (and pretty much only) form of protection. Snag a few cute pairs and play around with different looks. I like these, and these, AND these! All under $5!

3. Sneakers. The only reason why I am suggesting sneakers (or a closed toe shoe) is a.) They will stay on your feet and b.) they will protect your feet! Unless you plan on running around barefoot, your best bet it to get a cute pair (like these for $12.95 at h&m) to add style and functionality to your festy look. It’s no fun being in a crowd of people and getting your toes stepped on! 

Roxy Handbag, Fly Bird Backpack

4. Backpack or fanny pack. While a bag is fairly important to have with you, a purse is only going to get in your way. You’ll need a bag that stays put like a cute drawstring backpack (we LOVE this fun floral Roxy bag)or a funky fanny pack (they’re making a comeback, I swear! Look how cute this one from Urban is!

5. Dry Shampoo. We can almost guarantee that your hair is going to need serious love during Coachella. Whether or not you’ll care what it looks like is another story. To quickly put some oomph back in your tresses, spray hair evenly with dry shampoo, disperse with fingers and keep on dancin’.

We recommend: Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

6. Baby wipes. Or what I like to call miracle wipes. Since they are intended for use on a baby’s sensitive skin, they can be used on your body and face to freshen up throughout the day without causing any irritation. 

coachella dress: LC Lauren Conrad Fit & Flare Polka-Dot Bustier Dress sale $39.00 original $60.00

7. Sundress. Quick, easy, cute and comfy: recipe for the perfect go-to festival outfit! Top it off with a cute belt, some accessories, and your sunnies and you’ll be good to go! Absolutely loving this LC Lauren Conrad Chambray Fit and Flare Dress!

what to pack for coachella: Favorite short-sleeve V-neck T from gap

8. Favorite tee. Everyone has one. Your one and only. Your ultimate go-to. Your gotta have it. That one tee (tank, shirt, top, whatever) that you can’t live without, or even feel comfortable without. (Mine happens to be the favorite tee from Gap). Bring this along to wear at any point during your trip, it’ll make you feel good and keep you comfy. 

9. H2O. Never underestimate the power of hydration! Since you’ll be exposed to sun and heat all day (and doing lots of dancing), you’ll need to be drinking way more water than normal. Not only will it keep your energy levels up and body temps down, but it’ll keep your skin hydrated. 

10. Camera!! Seems like a no brainer, but make sure you remember one of these so you can capture the memories. If you’re an experienced photog and want to shoot the festival on a professional level, then by all means bring your fancy cameras. If you’re like me and have trouble keeping track of things, opt for a (few) disposable camera(s). I always think they take the best photos!

coachella: Single Ribbon Hair Ties from sephora

11. Hair Ties. These ribbon ties are cute enough to wear around your wrist, and gentle enough to tie back hair sans a a major dent. That way you can have your hair up then down again. They’re only $1.50 at Sephora!

 

Comment below with your favorite!

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splurge vs steal: roll-over clutch zara, celine, see by chloe
Fashion, trendy vs spendy, Uncategorized

Trendy vs Spendy: Celine-Inspired, Brown-Bag Clutch

splurge vs steal: roll-over clutch zara, celine, see by chloe

Fold-over clutches (or roll-over, whatever you’d like to say)…they’re simple to wear and go with everything, from casual weekend wear, to a little black dress.

Let’s discuss these three renditions of the nude leather fold over clutch. One is affordable, while others will empty out your bank account. Fashionista.com poses a great point about the three options stating,“what does this mean about fashion when you can buy virtually the same bag at Céline, See by Chloé, and Zara in the same season–for completely different price points.

In an era of diffusion lines and knockoff everything, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between the trendy and spendy bags in this competition. The neutral brown color will compliment any spring pastel you’re thinking about whipping out, but will the bag’s price tag? The Celine bag will run you $2,100,  the See by Chloe rendition is $413, and the Zara version is only $35.90.

Fashionistas- put on your thinking caps. Which bag would you choose in this battle of the clutch? I’m 100% team Zara and here are five reasons why.

1. It’s large enough to use as an everyday bag without the bulk.
2. It comes in three different colors, but lets’ be honest – the brown will go with everything, especially springtime pastels.
3. It can be worn two ways- with/without a strap. Easily functional from day to night wear. 
4. Fool ‘em all! Everyone will ask if it’s a Celine bag. 

5. It’s trendy….not spendy. $35.90…who can beat that! $2000 is better spent towards college loans, a house, or um, anything else.

Tag: (LtoR) See by Chloe Leather Roll Over Clutch $413 // Celine $2,100 // Zara Basic Messenger Bag $35.90

Sparkle-heart-manicure
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!

 

Budget Fashion Expert Jessie Holeva KMart Fashion
Fashion

Woo!Hoo! Trend Hungry Makes It On KMart’s Blog!

Life has been extra fab lately. I’m extra tired and literally slept my Sunday away, but I’m thrilled and so appreciative for all I get to do.

So what have I been up to? A whole heck lot! There will be some design tweaks coming to the site soon, so look out for that fun change, and I’m going to be adding personal style posts too (makes me nervous, but it’s time!). Other than that, I just got a gig as a Style Expert for QVC (so I’ll be on-air on QVC, SO excited!!!), started blogging for Philly.com (my inner journalist nerd screams with joy!), and I’ve got a really fun collaboration coming soon to the blog with lots of goodies in store for you, including an invitation to a fashionable event (can’t wait to tell you more!!!), so stay tuned as we’ll be unveiling it soon.

As for right now, check me out on the KMart fashion blog! As a fashionista on a budget, I know it’s all in the styling and I hand-selected five trend-hungry approved pieces from KMart! Hope you like my cheap-chic finds!

Budget Fashion Expert Jessie Holeva KMart Fashion

Beyonce's Fashion Blog
Celebrity

Beyonce’s Blog & 5 Celebs We Wish Had Fashion Blogs

By Kelsey

Wouldn’t it be nice if some of Hollywood’s best dressed lent their expertise to us on a daily basis? In a dream world I would open an iPhone app every morning to fashion blogs personally written by some of my favorite dressed celebrities. Beyonce’s blog wets our palette for celeb style, and here are five more we’d like to see more fashion from.

From edgy , classic , everyday and crazy I’d pick my mood and read my blog. Yes, in a perfect world everyday would be a fashion show and it would be easy to know what exactly was going through the mind of my favorite celeb when they stepped out of the house. Since this is probably a far off dream, let’s pretend! Here are some of my dream bloggers.

1.Lauren ConradLauren Conrad is one of my favorite designers. Making fashion look effortless I absolutely love her desire for floral print. She gives  off a old fashion glam look while still looking up to date and lovely. She may have a beauty blog (TheBeautyDeptartment.com) and blog on LaurenConrad.com, but I want to see her style daily… and maybe copy it.

2. Katy PerryFeeling crazy? Then rock the blue hair and dramatic lashes! Katy Perry teaches us that you’re never too old to have fun with fashion. You can make a statement every day; don’t be afraid to take a risk.

3. Blake Lively is always on top of new trends. As fashionable as the character she plays on tv, she looks chic in every day clothes and in formal wear.  Known for a sleek and stylish look Blake always rocks top designer looks. Get her look! Continue Reading

Beauty, DIY

Easy Updo Ideas, as Seen on Stylish Celebs

By Mackenzie easy updo's

 

Ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel like going through the countless steps of your hair routine? With static hair thanks to our favorite winter fashions, there’s bound to be more of us in this boat than usual. The fix? Try an easy up-do! Whether you’re late, lazy, or just too busy, we’ve got quick styles and tips for looking pretty and pulled together in no time at all.

The Beyonce Braid: If hair is wet and you’re in a hurry, run a volumizing mousse through hair and fix into a low braid. Spritz with hairspray. Continue Reading

how to style a leather skirt with fashion expert jessie holeva at lulus.com
Fashion, Trend Bite

Trend Bite: 7 Ways To Wear 1 Vegan Leather Skirt From LuLu*s

If you’re an avid reader of Trend Hungry, then you know I love LuLu*s. I so often look there when planning a TV segment, and it’s because they always carry cool pieces you’d typically find at a pricey boutique, but they’re at a good price point. I also really love their blog and I’m thrilled to be sharing the this week’s Trend Bite because I teamed up with LuLu*s to bring you one vegan leather skirt, seven ways and this video will be on LuLu.com’s blog as well!

This skirt is a favorite of mine. After featuring it on a recent TV segment , I got the idea of showing many ways to style this trendy staple piece.

I used items I already owned when styling the looks. A few fun pieces I threw it were a vintage hat, a rocker tee, a bulky sweater, vintage cocktail rings, and a flannel shirt to name a few. The heart sweater and the infinity scarf are items I own from LuLu*s.

Tag: Vegan Leather Skirt $42.00 (c/o) LuLu*s.

If you like this post, share it with the hashtag #LuLusTrendBite. Get chatty by commenting below!

Designer Collaborations, Fashion

Our New Favorite Designer Collaboration: Neiman Marcus + Target Holiday Collection

By Kelsey

I love Neiman Marcus with all of my heart. Walking into the store is a total experience; the sales people are over the top friendly, you get to see what top designers have been up too, and the atmosphere is delightful. Now, don’t get me wrong, I only LOOK, when I step foot into Neiman Marcus, the only thing I can afford is a salad from their café. Obviously, I was ecstatic when I found out that Neiman Marcus was teaming up with Target.

 

Target, known for their low prices, leaves it nearly impossible to leave the store without purchasing something. Neiman Marcus and Target launched their collaborated collection Saturday at 8am; ( also on target.com) some devoted shoppers were in line since 6:30 am, and you would be too if you could get your hands Tory Burch, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, and Oscar de la Renta for Target prices! Continue Reading