Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In Love With Fall

I'm a born and raised Florida girl, but my heart is beginning to have a change. . . I think I might just be in love with fall!!! A couple of weeks ago, I went to New York City to visit the college I will be attending next year in the fall (I'm a senior this year!) My mom and I took a stroll through Brooklyn Heights, and were in awe of all the leaves that graced the stair steps of the apartments. It looked like a scene from The Cosby Show to me. Walking through central park was also breath taking. Living in Florida, I don't see colorful trees to often. I'm used to green all year long. Seeing red, orange, and yellow leaves was amazing, and I can't wait till I get to live in New York City next year. Below are some photos I took, and some fall 2010 rtw photos from If you have any ideas for me of what to buy to wear during the cold months next year, and still stay stylish and chic, let me know. I've never had to buy a whole wardrobe for winter wear before. I'm excited!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Pixie Cut

I came across this photo of the cover of the December issue of the UK Vogue. I was delightedly surprised to see the Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, boasting a new chic look, the pixie cut. I am a huge fan of short and daring hairstyles. I myself have a short bob. At the moment it is a little past my chin, but usually it is shorter. I am in love, to say the least, with Watson's pixie cut. It is chic, daring, pretty, and feminine, which is ironic it being commonly referred as a man's cut. I love that women are becoming more bold with their looks. What is feminine and beautiful is changing. Just as pants used to be soely menswear and have evolved into women's, so are other types of clothing, styles, and now hair. Obviously the pixie cut and boasting uber short hair is nothing new, but more women are braving the sizsors and going for the short, edgy, yet pretty, pixie cut.

(from left) Audrey Hepburn, Carey Mulligan, & Emma Watson

(from left) Natalie Portman, Hayden Panettiere, & Victoria Beckham

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Absolutely Beautiful

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore has done it again. I'm obsessed with three of the pieces from her spring 2011 rtw collection. The first is a sheer, floor length dress. I love the effortless way it falls on the body and the bold, bright print. The second one is a sheer striped shirt underneath a white skirt with built in overalls. This is something I would definitely wear. Thirdly, the sparkly orange dress is so fun and flirty. Love, love, love this collection.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fashion's Night Out 2010

Fashion's Night Out is this weekend, and its bigger then ever!!! Its participants have branched out, and now you don't have to be in the big apple to help support its cause. Look online to see what stores near you are participating. By buying th Fashion's Night Out t-shirt, or other items, you will be helping the New York City AIDS Fund of New York Community Trust. The shirt only costs $25, and its for a great cause. You can buy it online on Ann Taylor Loft's website. In the September issue of Vogue, they styled 7 models (left) with the t-shirts and tank tops. I love how they paired them with black ribbon belts. I think it'd be wonderful if everyone bought one of theses shirts, and helped support the cause.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stella McCartney

Spotlight On Green Designer Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney isn't just a great designer, which would be an understatement, but she's also an Eco-friendly designer. She has chosen greenify her her collections, by not using leather or fur. She's into sustainability, and it can be seen by her use of materials for her collections. I especially love her Fall 2010 RTW collection. The stripes are so eye catching without being obnoxious. The camel, tan color opposite the black balances out the bold stripes. Her use of sheer fabric is also breathtaking. I'm a sucker for sheer fabrics. They're so feminine, peaceful, and effortless. Her grey mini dress with double pockets is a cute spin off of office attire. The long sleeve black sweater with black skinny pants is also very cute and simple. She takes the LBD and brings it into everyday fall wear. It seems very similar to some little Hubert de Givenchy number (i.e. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face). All in all, this green designer has impeccable taste and a chic and sophisticated outlook on fall wear without being boring.
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Light Green Challenge

Taking on a ‘greener’ life can be a daunting thought. “What about my long, hot shower?”, “Organic food is so expensive,” and “I can not possibly live with out my hair straightener!” might pop into your head. You want to help the environment, and spread a little ‘green’, but you don’t want to give up your ‘un-green’ life. If that is you, I propose to you a challenge. Its “The Light Green Challenge,” and it'll help you dip your toes into the world of eco-friendly living.

The first step is limiting water use. We need water to live, and let’s be honest, to have good hygiene, hair, and skin. We can reduce how much we use though. While taking a shower, turn off the water while washing your hair and shaving. You can also shut it off while brushing your teeth and washing your hands. Buy some eco-friendly hand sanitizer, and use it instead of soap and water every other time you cleanse your hands.

Step two is limiting paper and plastic use. When going through the drive-through, or getting take-out, ask for your food without the to-go bag. You can also buy a chic ‘green’ bag for grocery shopping. Also find one that can be folded up to fit in your purse for regular shopping trips. If you’re a coffee addict, or even a soda fountain regular, buy an eco-friendly washable cup.

The last step is giving. Take the time to go through your clothes and other things, and get rid of what you do not use. You could sell things like electronics and collectables on eBay. Some extra cash never hurts. The rest you can give to Good Will or the local sharing center. Most importantly, remember to recycle. Keep reminding yourself to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and it will eventually become habit. If your not ready to go totally ‘green’, “The Light Green Challenge” is perfect for you.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Top Shop Finds! ! !

I Can't Wait For London. . .
On July 4th, I will be leaving for the trip of a life time. I'm going to Paris and then London and various other places in England. I am beyond excited. I love stores like Forever 21 and H&M, and I can't wait to go the the UK's Top Shop. Here are some things I found on their website. Maybe I'll come back with some :) ! ! !

photos from Top Shop website

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm Back! ! ! !

I know I haven't posted in forever, but forgive me my fellow bloggers, and I hope you'll read about my Miami adventure.

I'm In Miami. . .
I live in the sunshine state, Florida for those of you who don't know. I've lived there my whole life but had managed to never make it down to Miami. Its only a little more then 2 and a half hours from my house, but for some reason I'd never gone though I've always wanted to. I finally went on Friday. I went with my to visit Florida International University which is in Miami (I'm going to be a senior this fall, so I've been looking into colleges). FIU has an amazing journalism school, which is perfect since that's my career path. The campus was beautiful and so new looking. The colors of the buildings on the campus all fit in with Miami's beach deco look, and there were tons of art pieces around the lawns of the university from the Smithsonian. I didn't get the total Miami experience (parties, laying on the beach and shopping), but after visiting the University me and my mom went to South Beach (SoBe in Miami), and got dinner and went to the beach for literaly like one minute :( Oh well, I'll have to go again some time and just tour Miami. If you don't know this, Miami and in a lot of Florida there are many people who speak Spanish. Its not unusual to here the person next to you in line at Walmart babbling away in Spanish. I've taken 4 years of Spanish at school, but I am in no way fluent. When you go to Miami, Spanish almost seems like the dominant language, and in many areas it probably is. Me and my mom's waitress was this really cute guy who could barely speak English. It was adorable watching him try to understand what we were saying. He was trying so hard to get me wha
t I wanted, it was so cute. He ended up bringing me little cups of all of the salad dressing they had since he couldn't understand what I wanted. The trip was pretty fun, and I loved the college, I just hope I get to go again.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The City Star Makes Her Mark

Whitney Eve Spring 2010

pictures from coutorture
If you've ever watched The Hills or The City, then you must know that Whitney has a great fashion sense and such chic and effortless style. I would love to just look through her closet. On the first episode of the second season of The City, Whitney presented her collection at Bryant Park. She put her whole career on the line, which I think is extremely brave. She knows how to give it her all and really stick herself out there. Life's all about taking risks and striving to do your best. I absolutely love her collection, and its so wearable also. What do you think?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vogue May: Sarah Jessica Parker

The Vogue May cover story photo spread on Sarah Jessica Parker is absolutely amazing. In fact, amazing is an understatement, its breath taking. I'm no photographer, but I certainly enjoy good photos, and the art of taking them. For all you aspiring photographers out there, you must have a gift, because capturing an emotion on camera can be so hard, and when it is done well it is stunning. I love the background and warm, rich, and somewhat dark color scheme these photos have. The clothes look stunning. I'm not even sure how to explain it, but ounce again Vogue has succeeded in the photography apartment.

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