Friday, December 24, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Merry Christmas

This will be a weekend that many people will enjoy. I want to say a very Merry Christmas to all my readers. Thank you for making this blogging year a wonderful one and may your 2011 be awesome, blessed and just plain beautiful.

Merry Christmas and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Soft Rock

The gem embellished leather jacket in this set is wicked awesome. It's sold out but that doesn't mean we can't look and admire. And those shoes are too fantastic. Maybe this isn't exactly festive, but I would wear this outfit to a holiday party. I mean what else would I wear to go rockin around the Christmas tree. Next week is Christmas folks. Hurray!!! Have you got all your shopping done and cards made out. Are you going to any Christmas bashes? Maybe you're like me and still have to study or work. Perhaps you'll be jet setting off on some holiday getaway. Oh and if you are doing you that, you should have invited me along. I hope all my lovely readers have a rockin weekend.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

London Fog Women's Feminine Trench Coat

This London Fog coat looks as if it could work for both day and night. It has a very classic trench look and the deep black makes it extremely versatile. It's easy to imagine this with trench coat with a lot of different outfits. From cord pants to a sleek pencil skirt, this coat would tie in well. London Fog is known for making very feminine versatile trench coats that one can have for many years.
I wanted to add some color to this black trench coat and started thinking about rain coats, and then rain and then purple rain. And thus deep purple was chosen to compliment this great looking trench coat.

London Fog Womens Feminine Trench Coat

Miss Me Women's Sid-2 Ankle Boot

Romilly Medium Purple Bag

Girls and Boysenberry Gloves

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why you should avoid emotional spending

Laughter isn’t just the best medicine health wise; it can also do wonders for your finances. Experts suggest putting off making financial decisions until you are in an upbeat frame of mind.When you are feeling positive you are better able to make suitable choices, and to find more innovative solutions to problems.

Good moods lead to smarter shopping. This is because good moods promote optimism, creativity and generosity. When all these emotions come together it’s a fertile time for decision making.

Daphomine, an internal brain chemical, becomes more available when you are happy and also stimulates
sections of the brain responsible for memory and thinking.

People who feel sad not only shop more but they are willing to spend more for the things they buy.
Shopping has always been used as a distraction. People spend money and go on shopping binges to
escape their feelings.

Many of us can admit to emotional shopping at one point or another. You find yourself making
unnecessary purchases after a tiff with a friend or as a means to boost your self-esteem.

I used to “treat” myself to something special before a big exam. I figured even if I didn’t do great I’d at least have something nice to cheer me up, and if I did do well then it was a reward.Unfortunately, my bank accounts wasn’t looking too happy.

However, on the other hand, you also want to postpone making decisions if you are extra confident or highly adventurous. Researchers found that overconfident people sold stock too often, resulting in poor earning than other investors.

Bottom line you will have to pay for your emotional spending. A happy shopper is a smarter shopper.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Forever

This week, I decided to try something a little different. I included a picture of one of my outfits I took for chictopia and then found items similar to what I was wearing in the picture. I've seen this done a few times and always wanted to try it. For those of you wondering, the stockings I'm wearing in the picture are from Ardene. They were purchased years ago however. I'm crazy about the boots in the set. Is it just me or are hiker boots quite chic. You wouldn't think it with all their masculinity, but that whole tomboy look is a nice change from girly-girly glam. Whether you doll it up or stay cool and casual, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Trench Pic

These women sure make winter look good. I love all the various styles, lengths, and colors of trench coats displayed in this pictures. The different types of hats also makes each coat that much more chic. If I can pull off a look half as sophisticated, I may come around to winter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Same Difference

I made this set a couple months ago but I had to share it, because I love everything in it. I just looks comfortable. I have no plans for this weekend except to catch up on school work...oh wait that is a plan isn't it, though it is rather uneventful when you think of all the things I could be doing. The seasonal weather is starting to get to me I think though, as I am not in the mood for people. For all you winter lovers--good for you! Winter is not a season I can ever get into. I try, really, with some hot chocolate, the odd snowball fight, even thinking of Christmas, but in the end it's still winter. If you do get jolly during this season I'd love to know how. I mean honestly, what do people do on the weekends during winter?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lush Christmas Haul

I wouldn't have a happy holiday season without some lush items. Thus, an essential lush haul took place during this month where I grabbed more than a few of lush's holiday items. The video below shows them off and provides a review on the items collected.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Oh my limited budget

To wrap up this week's posts of budget friendly fashion options, I wanted to do a couple sets that show cased outfits for 50 dollars or less. The first set's entire outfit costs $47.97. The second, I'm actually 7 cents over budget depending on where you get the bag. I wanted a different handbag for the second set but I couldn't find one that would keep me closer to the budget, so I'm not in love with the choice but it works for the outfit. I had to play around with skirt choices too for the first set, but I think it turned out well. It's cute and affordable.
This weekend, I'm doing some intense studying and then going to a Wolford fashion show. I'm not sure if they'll allow the audience to take photos, but if they do, I will share them.
I hope this week gave you some ideas about what's out there for less than 50 dollars and that you have terrific weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

15 affordable online fahion shops

I'm an online shopper. I like getting packages in the mail. Yes, brown paper packages are one of my favorite things. I also like when I can get items for a better deal, which is one of the reasons why I love shopping online so much. There is an ever growing number of online retail shops, all with different ratings. Some are good, some are clearly for window shopping, and some are just taking up web space. With the holiday season coming up I decided to make a list of a some of my favorite online shops. They all offer great customer service, ship internationally and you can always find something there for under 50 dollars.

1.Modcloth: sells vintage and retro feelings items.

2.Forever21: Offers trendy often unique items.

3.Tillys: Claims to be a serf and skate retail site but they also sell girly are rock trend wear.

4.Shopruche: Specializes in vintage inspired clothing

5.Revolve Clothing: One of the best places to find designer brands and in-the-trend items for less

6.Dorothy Perkins: UK based fashion retail website that ships internationally. It offers some of the cutest party and everyday dresses

7.Metroparkusa: Fashion, music and art all under one domain.

8.Chaotic clothing: Alternaive, Goth, Punk, Emo fashion and accessories

 9. Cutie Code: Korean and Japan fashion

10. kfashionhouse: Korean fashion

11. CCT Fashion: Japan fashion at  very affordable prices

12.Alloy: comfy boho chic clothing

13.topshop: cute and trendy items.

14: American Apparel: Something cute and unique can always be found here

15.gojane: Club wear at unbeatable prices.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

15 Cute Accessories Under 50 Dollars

Day 3. It's all about pulling together the look with statement pieces and cute little extras. That's why I love accessories. They can completely revamp a whole look and make it look as if you just went on an expensive shopping spree. These days you can get some very cute accessories without breaking the bank, making them an inexpensive way to change your look. The accessories below are not only affordable but many of them are versatile.

Pamela Mann Sheer Stripe Tights

Price: $11

 These sexy tights look great with a sweater dress or a bubble skirt. 

Tapestry Floral Snood

Price: $32

 Warm, cozy and works great with your fall/winter wardrobe


John Lewis Plain Wool Beret

Price: $22
It's simple, classic, and looks adorable with a white or black coat.

 Ribbed Wide Brim Light Brown Australian Wool Floppy Hat 

A very stylish way to keep your head warm

ASOS Leather and Lace Mix Cut Away Gloves

Price: $35
Love the combination of leather and lace. So chic!

ASOS Daisy Lace Tight

A little rock, a little girly, a whole lot of awesome

Swell Amazing Jag Ring


Bold statement cocktail ring that is sure to get noticed. 

Joyful. Earrings. Dangle. Classic and unique



Handmade beauties, great for the holidays. 

Warmth Rose Ring

Absolutely lovely

ASOS Vintage Style Mixed Wrist Wear Pac

Great set of vintage looking bangles to spice up your outfit.


A Call Away Retro Telephone Necklace

So cute and quirky!

Taupe Mist Scarf Collar Necklet

Cute, warm and ca be warm at least 3 different ways.

Satin Finish Flower with Crystal Center on Gunmetal Mesh Cuff Bracelet



The dull metal makes it easy to add it to your wardrobe 


Black Knot Front Elastic Belt


Works with a lot of different looks, from glam rock to retro chic 

Crystal Studded Bow Headband


 Very Luxe! A great way to complete an evening look

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

15 Bags Under 50 Dollars

Day 2 of the 15 under 50 focuses on bags--handbags, clutches, shoulder bags. It's hard to find a good handbag these days at an affordable price. I personally love vintage and second hand shops for hand bags and clutches because I love vintage bags and purses. But modern day bags are always nice too. It also great when you get a vintage looking bag that still has modern trendy appeal. For all you hand bag lovers, here's a list of some great looking bags for less.

Chinese Laundry Michelle Satchel

Price: $43.20
Reason to love: It's huge! Perfect for big bag lovers.

Croc ''Vivianne'' Clutch - Purple

Reason to love: Vintage looking, nice size, holds everything without feeling like a luggage bag.


Tianni Allison Hobo

Reason to love: Cute pleating detail, stylish, versatile

Black Rina Rich ''Carnegie'' Tote

Reason to love: Very roomy



 Reason to love: trendy, chic, fashionable


Nine West Envelope Clutch/Cross-Body

Reason to love: cute, edgy, trendy

Menbur Pleated Satin Clutch


Reason to love: lovely color, cute

Prezzo Paillette Bracelet Handle Clutch


Reason to love: fun evening bag, retro

Y & S Mesh Cross-Body

Reason to love: retro, easy to style with

La Regale Beaded Shell


 Reason to love: unique, fun, cute

Marlena Bow Bag


Reason to love: cute, party ready 

 Sac à main avec frange

Reason to love: trendy, chic

Velvet Crystal Clutch


Reason to love: statement piece, trendy

Hurley Spectrum Hobo

Reason to love: great color, roomy

Tan chain strap satchel

Reason to love: goes with everything, transitions easy from fall to spring