I've wanted an ear cuff after seeing them pop up a few times recently on my tumblr feed. Especially when I saw one today on urbanoutfitters.com, I considered that my final sign. They look so adorable and come in all different designs and metals! My favorite cuffs are the ones that have a chain that connect to an earring like the two above!! The best part about ear cuffs is that they just slide right onto your ear, so no commitment to a piercing is required! I ordered a simple silver ear cuff and the one in the third picture on amazon today and can't wait until they get here!!
As of four days ago, it is officially my favorite season for fashion: fall!! This means that it's time to put away your swimsuits and shorts and break out your sweaters and boots instead! I've scoured some of my favorite stores and picked out a few adorable sweaters that I'm dying to wear this season! God they look so comfy!!
A few months ago I made the tragic mistake of experiencing my first Free People store when I was on vacation up in Santa Barbara. Instantly, I was surrounded by all the free-spirited, 60's/70's inspired clothing that my hippie at heart self could ever possibly imagine. I picked up an adorable sweater and some flared jeans, but what my eye REALLY caught on were the pants that the groovy girl working in this new-found dreamland was wearing. They were insane bell-bottomed floral print rayon pants that only cool girls like her could ever dream of pulling off. For some reason, at the time, I wasn't totally convinced I was one of the cool girls that could pull them off, so I left the store without the pants that would unfortunately haunt me for the next several months.
I won't lie to you-the pants did eventually slip my memory between last April and now, but as I found myself back on State Street once again on Friday, it was like a spark went off and I fell in love all over again. I tried them on and they were perfect and I got that terrible OMG I HAVE TO HAVE THEM NOW feeling that I tend to get when I'm out shopping. Unfortunately, they were $100 and I had already blown through almost twice that amount on other more inferior clothing items. After much negotiating and selling my first painting ever (yee!:)) I somehow rallied up $100 out of nowhere. Of course, by the time I got the money I was far away from SB and my dream pants just so happened to sellout online. Of course.
And so I find myself needing to get some shut eye before waking up tomorrow morning to travel 45 minutes to the nearest Free People to see if they carry the pants that, in my mind, are going to complete my whole freaking life.
Topshop, Forever 21, Target
Finally, finally, the summer months are approaching and stores have begun getting in their big selection of swimsuits! I've found that right about now is the best time to stock up on new swimwear, because by June all of the reject swimsuits will be left behind from when all the smart girls snatched up the cute ones in the spring! So get your butt over to places like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, H&M, and (surprisingly!) Target for some of the cheapest but cutest swimsuits!
In years past I have always rejected the idea of bandeau swimsuits. I've formerly based my opinion by looking at dreadful pictures of celebrities at the beach with their bandeau top practically down to their belly button. I've always thought these bathingsuits were so unflattering, that is, until I saw more and more girls wearing them this year!
It seems the "bandeau" style has really become the next big thing in the swimsuit department! They're so fun and cute, and really show off your neckline and collarbone. I've come to the realization that they're actually quite flattering- you just have to make sure the top isn't too big or too small! I love when girls wear them under loose tank tops on summer days to the beach, because they look so adorable! I'd love to know what you guys think of bandeau swimsuits! Leave comments below!:)
Did you know that it's estimated that over one million people are currently living with HIV in the USA, and over half a million people in the USA have died after developing AIDS? Well, H&M is doing their part to take a stand and raise awareness about HIV prevention among youth! For their fourth consecutive year, H&M and Designers Against Aids(DAA) have partnered up and created a unisex collection that 25% of the sales go to HIV/AIDS prevention projects for youth such as DAA, Youth Aids, UNFPA, and MTV Staying Alive Foundation! This year's FAA collection is ultra-modern, wearable, sporty, and above all, bright and optimistic! I think that it is so amazing that a giant store such as H&M would contribute in such a big way!! And by purchasing some (or all!) of the pieces in this collection at one of the selected carrying stores, you can do your part too! Click here (http://tinyurl.com/43uqyrf) to browse the entire collection!!
FINALLY the sun is out, the weather is heating up, and summer is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: you can finally start breaking out your summer essentials and wearing swimsuits, shorts, and crop tops again!! YAYY!
Lately, I have grown more and more obsessed with short high-waisted shorts. All the little hipsters run around and party in them on tumblr, and it has inspired me to get myself a couple pairs. I have found that most of the cutest high-waisted shorts are located at Urban Outfitters(see above). Cheaper, bigger chains such as Forever 21 and H&M haven't quite caught on to the trend yet, making cool vintage stores and UO pretty much the only places you can find them. I actually see this as a really good thing because it would be a shame for everyone and their mother to start looking like hipster wannabes...
Anyway, go to urbanoutfitters.com for the most ADORABLE shorts you've ever seen. Lillian got me the first ripped up pair above for my birthday after they were on backorder for seriously like three months. They're vintage cut-off 501's...I mean really, how sick is that??? I also recently got the navy and red pair above too, and I think I've fallen in love. UO seems to be getting in newer, cuter shorts every couple of weeks so be sure to snag them up before summer really hits and they're all sold out!
There's nothing that is as quite as effortless and modern as an amazing graphic tee. I'll admit it: t-shirts aren't (and frankly never have been) my kind of thing. A lot of time they come across too casual or plain for my taste... But, with every generalization, there are always exceptions:).
And my "exceptions" may just be the incredible bunch of fun, artsy, and modern tee shirts that they're selling at Urban Outfitters at the moment. Urban Outfitters has such cute clothes that they can even make me-yes, me- fall in love with the idea of a t-shirt.
T-shirts like the ones above look great with jeans, shorts, skirts, and even leggings if the shirt is long enough. T-shirts are so comfy and cute, and make you look adorable without having to try. Can I say, effortless at its finest?
The genius that creates outside-of-the-box standout-yet-still-wearable-clothing, Marc Jacobs, even said, “I like the sort of 'nothingness' of the jeans and the T-shirt. I feel that's about as close as I can get to the future because it seems like something so old that will always be, so I feel it's a safe bet for the future.” T-shirts are modern, and always will be. Good quality Urban Outfitters ones will last you a while, and they run at about only $25-40!!! Go check them out: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/category.jsp?popId=WOMENS&navAction=poppushpush&isSortBy=true&navCount=288&pushId=W_TOPS&id=W_APP_TEES_GRAPHIC
"I would give up shopping, but I'm not a quitter." -Anonymous”
It's really a shame. All winter long I have tried to ignore the over-the-knee trend because I simply thought that my 14 year old self wouldn't be able to pull them off. But, as much as I've tried to ignore them and their alluring boldness, it's no secret that over-the-knee boots were the front running boots for the fall/winter season. They even beat out wellies, combat boots, ankle boots, and virtually any other style that has been the top trend in the past. Over-the-knees were filling the runways of every brand from Chloe to Prada and taking over the closets of fashionistas around the world.
So the question is, why weren't they taking over my closet too? Well, the main reason was that I had never tried a pair on.
When I was out shopping a few weeks ago, I found myself in DSW with practically a whole aisle of OTK's staring me down. Okay, fine. If they were going to be THAT in my face about it I guess it's worth a shot. I slid on the black leather Steve Madden boots with much less trouble than I had expected considering they didn't have a zipper...looked in the mirror...and fell in love.
I've always had the mindset that the shoes really make the girl, so I've found that there's something very powerful about what a pair over-the-knees does for a girl. OTK's give you SO many outfit options! They go with jeans, leggings, dresses, and skirts, and you can dress them up or dress them down. I would literally wear them every single day if I could. I also love the way that over-the-knees are daring and make a statement. I've always said go bold or go home...and isn't that what fashion is all about anyway??
So with the last couple months of winter left, take advantage of the cold weather and get yourself some over-the-knees pronto!
So Audrey and I are both kindasuperobsessed with the lovely little store called Urban Outfitters, if you haven't noticed.. :) Anyway, I was browsing along their website today, like usual, and I noticed they have a whole section of the 70's trend for spring. This time Urban Outfitters really killed me! Two of my favorite things working together?! I'm already planning outfits- that blue shirtdress with the yellow bag and brown and yellow heels, or the crocheted bikini, red-orange hat, John Lennon sunnies, and a chambray shirt tied at the waist..Oh yes, I will be high-tailing it over to my nearest store ASAP. xx, Lillian
(p.s. I'm especially obsessed with that crocheted and feather bikini! Ooh, and that turquoise cuff..)