Look for Less

 

I am all about a bargain and when I accidentally stumble upon one, it’s even better!

I had already purchased these booties from Urban Outfitters when I happened to come across a very, very similar pair at J. Crew. I, of course, became very excited because I had purchased a look for less and I didn’t even know it. Score!

Not to mention, I get so many compliments when I wear these booties. They go with everything from skinny jeans to dresses. I also love the fact that I get to say bootie all the time. Yes, I am forever 12!

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Team Spirit

The 2012-2013 NBA season kicks off tonight so in order to make sure we all look as stylish as possible when cheering on our favorite teams, I am going to give you some Game Attire tips.

The great thing attending NBA games is that we no longer have to be slaves to men’s t-shirts, jeans and unattractive flats. As far as I am concerned, some of the most stylish outfits I see are now sitting in arena bowls.

I won’t go too far into this subject but I do think that the Ladies NBA apparel selection, t-shirts especially, really needs some work but luckily, we don’t have to wear t-shirts to show our team spirit. All you have to do is wear your team colors and you are good to go! Whether that is in your shirt, pants (thank God we are in a colored denim fashion moment), jewelry, shoes, or even your makeup!

If you are going to go with wearing a team colored top or pants, my favorite look is a looser/flowy top with skinny jeans and heels or flats-keep in mind some of those stairs in arenas are brutal so if you aren’t so good in heels on flat land, maybe wear flats instead.

If you prefer to keep your clothing team color neutral but still want to show your support, use your teams colors as eyeliner inspiration! A few years ago I was able to meet Rihanna at an Orlando Magic game and as mentioned in my earlier post here, I became obsessed with her Magic blue liner (photo above is actually from that night) and even ran out and got some the next day! I still rock the blue liner from time to time to show support for my Magic.

If you are a die hard and just must wear a t-shirt with your teams name on it, please at least make the shirt as stylish as possible and pick one with a little more shape. Women’s sporting apparel tends to stick with the same trend across the board, stick a team logo on a baby tee, throw on some crystals, maybe add some pink and you are good to go! Well, what they have failed to consider is that the female sports fan demographic has greatly expanded and now includes fashionistas all over the world. I have faith that one day this will change.

Now that I have given you my game day style tips, I expect to see you all in arenas across the country cheering on your fave teams!

So Fresh Fridays!

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Today’s So Fresh Fridays! features new arrivals from J. Crew. I am pretty certain I need all of these items. Too bad I don’t have a money tree in my backyard. So wrong!

From top left: French Bulldog Sweater, Floral Dress, Neon Tip Pumps, Red Peplum Dress

Calling all Kate Spade Lovelies!

 

Come Spring 2013, all Kate Spade fans will have something to celebrate! The global lifestyle brand we all love so much has announced the online launch of it’s more affordable line, Kate Spade Saturday. I didn’t think I could love the weekend anymore than I do now but with the addition of Kate Spade Saturday’s, I think I just might!

The line will include everything from apparel to home decor and, hold on to your seats ladies, it is priced about 50% below it’s parent company, Kate Spade New York. Holla!

Expect to see the bright colors and adorable prints we are used to seeing from Kate Spade but with items geared more towards the 25-35 age range.

I have saved the best for last. Not only will the online store be offering super affordable pieces but they will apparently have a “customization station” where you can personalize your weekend bag to perfectly fit your personality.

I love Saturdays!

Rough, Tough and Still a Girl!

With cooler weather just around the bend, and maybe already there for some of you, one of the seasons hottest trends has just taken a feminine turn. Leather is not just for bikers and the rebellious crowd (a la Sandy in Grease), it is now for the everyday girl!

I love the laser cut leather dresses and skirts that have been popping up all over the red carpet. It gives this rough and tough material a girly touch and really softens it up. It gives the illusion of lace without being quite as delicate. Great combo if you ask me!

Studly

Sorry ladies, not the Brad Pitt kind of studly (womp, womp) but it is the next best thing, jewelry!

I love studs because they really allow you to express your personality more than any other type of earring. Sure, hoops or chandelier earrings may be a statement piece because of their size but studs are a statement piece because they can actually make a statement!

One of my favorite place to find unique studs is Etsy. They have to most adorable, delicate pieces that any girl would love. Best of all, Etsy is totally affordable (which means you can just buy more stuff, right ladies?)

Here are a few of my current faves:

From top left: Forever 21, Etsy, Nordstrom, Nordstrom

The Long and Short of It

One of my favorite Fall Trends is the long sleeved mini dress. Not only are most of these dresses super comfortable but they are also extremely versatile. They are easily taken from day to evening (see Whitney Port below-all she did was add a casual blazer for day) and can also be used to layer for that perfect Fall look!

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From left: Anthropologie Dress, ASOS Dress, H&M Dress (I know this one isn’t a mini but it is so pretty I had to include it)

So Fresh Fridays!

This new clothing brand was highlighted in the October 2012 issue of People Style Watch and I had to share with you all. It is called Seven Times Seven and they currently have one collection available, Holiday 2012. Check out their website, www.seven-times-seven.com, for available pieces but hurry, because many of them are already out of stock!

Triple Layer

I love accessories but one thing I have never been great at is layering my necklaces. I always feel like I have too much or not enough, the lengths aren’t right and I just look like a hot mess! So, to help everybody with their layering process, here is an easy way to get that perfect layered look.

Just call me Cher…

One of my favorite movies to this day is Clueless! I was 11 years old when it was released and I can remember the scene where Cher was in her mega-huge bedroom trying to figure out what to wear. Normal people typically open their closet door and that is that but not Cher! She had all of her clothes cataloged in a computer program that would tell her what matched and what didn’t AND she could also dress herself and see how that chosen outfit would look on her. Brilliant!!

Little did we know that 14 years later

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