We've all been in the situation of wearing cute shoes to class and ending the day in unbearable pain with blister covered feet, have we not? I've found eight pairs of flats that are guaranteed to be cute, comfortable, and look good with your entire wardrobe. Check out my eight big campus approved shoes!
If you're like me (living off a microscopic bank account), you definitely can't afford 1,200 pairs of shoes. Lucky for you, there's only 10 pairs that every girl really needs...
It's still too cold for sandals and wedges (especially this April where Detroit witnessed a 4-inch snow storm on April 18th! WTF, Mother Nature?!), but we shudder at the thought of having to tuck our calves into our boots for the 1,478th day in a row. Flats are the perfect in-betweener.
Let's face it, ladies: while high heels are sexy and a definite must-have for every wardrobe, the bottom line is they hurt. A lot. Even if you deal with the pain of heels most of the time, sometimes your poor, little, ailing feet just need a break.
<a href="http://collegecandy.com/2010/10/07/fashion-porn-gettin-it-on-at-the-zoo/">Animal prints have been hot for the last few seasons, but leopard prints are especially huge this season. However, this trend can be tricky to pull off--too much and you'll just end up looking trashy. Or like Snooki. Or worse, Angelina.
Have you ever seen a girl in a really cute outfit and thought she looked great, but that something was missing? Maybe you’ve stood in front of the mirror in your dorm or apartment in a great dress and a pair of boots and still felt blah? We’ve all been there–the basics of an outfit look totally stylish, but there’s a certain something that’s off.
Not gonna lie, I could literally write an entire book of how I think everything Sofia Coppola does is the coolest shizz ever. No big deal, she was only the director of some of my favorite movies, like The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. She's just the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather, besides being related to some of the coolest people in Hollywood.
Something from Anthropologie is always on my wish list (okay, maybe more like five or six things), but I decided a long time ago that a column based solely on their merchandise would be a tad boring, especially for those of you that aren’t obsessed with their girly-vintage-hippie chic vibe.
Summer sundresses are awesome for so many reasons: they're comfy, they're cute and they're totally versatile. You can pair 'em with all kinds of shoes (flats, sandals, heels, wedges, boots; you name it, it can work), and you can wear 'em over a bikini, for those last warm days on campus, or for a night out.
Polka dots were all over the runways for spring, and really, how can you not feel more peppy when you're rockin' the dots? There's just something about polka dots that are fun, flirty and innocent. And there are plenty of options out there to let you have your fun without looking like Minnie Mouse at a house party.
I want to be Olivia Palermo. To be fair, I don't want her attitude. Or her brains (or lack thereof). Or her annoying, drunk cousin who is always loafing on her couch. I don't even really want to be on The City. I really just want her wardrobe, namely those adorable men's inspired flats she started rockin' around town last season.
It's really easy to get swept away by trends and brand names when you're shopping. The stuff is just so pretty! Not pretty, though, is a closet full of overpriced clothes that are torn, tattered or out of style six months later. Before you hit the mall and load up on all that Spring cuteness, take a moment to assess the difference between an investment and an indulgence.
Until the sun is shining and the temperature rises enough to expose the tops of my feet, I'm left admiring the plethora of flats retailers have to offer this year. With most shops carrying inexpensive options, it's easy to stock up on styles that fit with (and add some style to) all your favorite outfits. Flats are one of those items that can be worn to subtly incorporate a season's hottest trends.
Though it's hard to think about it now, florals are huge for Spring. Shoes, jackets, bags, you name it- with the exception of a cute boy toting a bouquet at my front door, florals are popping up just about everywhere. That being said, it's hard to look at a floral pattern and wonder if you will look more like your grandma chillin' in Boca than the uber fashionista you want to portray.
And that, my friends, is when you should head to Target. Not only can you get a gift for everyone on your entire list there, but you can also pick up stuff for yourself without feeling guilty. Seriously, they've got a ton (and I mean a TON) of really great stuff under $20 lining those racks. I just want it all. And at these prices, I may just get it all.
I'm pretty sure there is nothing better in life than a really fantastic sale section. Especially at a store stocked with things you already love. Take home some awesome finds on the cheap? Yes please! Much like Urban Outfitters and Express, Tilly's is chock full of really cute stuff at a somewhat "affordable" price. But it is in their fabulous sale section where you really hit the fashion jackpot.
I would put money on it that every college girl has at least one pair of high heels stuffed into their tiny dorm room closet (or if you're like me, you have 12 and they are strewn all over your floor where you kicked them off after a long and painful night). They are pretty much a staple of every woman’s wardrobe, especially us college girls who need to look sexy every weekend (isn’t college life so demanding?).
This fall weather is quickly beginning to feel a lot like winter. Sweaters and tights are being traded in for winter fleeces and long-johns. You may think you're good to go with your new crochet Uggs and long, puffy North Face jacket, but there's a lot more out there this winter when it comes to accessories.
So, Express isn't cheap. That is pretty obvious when you walk in and the hot shirt your eying for your birthday party is marked at $49. But every few months, they have a major sale. And I mean major. The kind that makes you giddy and happy and willing to sift through giant over-stuffed racks because the deals are just. that. good.
Ok, so Delia*s may not seem like the best place to find some threads once you're out of high school, but if you look in the right places, it's a wardrobe gold mine. They have some great basics, even better accessories, and a lot of their stuff is trendy on the cheap (especially if you check out their seasonal clearance/sale).
While many girls consider winter wear to be a pair of Uggs and some cashmere sweaters, I go about the fall/winter wardrobe a tad differently. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love both of these things, but my fall shopping is fueled by an unhealthy obsession with the mini-dress-tights-boots combo. So it’s no surprise that what I am craving right now is - you guessed it - a mini dress.
Let's face it: Those UGGs aren't earning you any style points, but you wear them anyway because they are comfy and they match everything. There are other footwear choices out there that are wearable, warm, and WAY cuter.
I've known for years that Wal-Mart was a great place to go to get cheap snacks, toiletries, electronics, etc., but I never thought I'd buy clothes there. There is only one big-box store whose dressing rooms I'll enter and that is Tarjay. There is no way any K-Mart, Wal-mart, or any other mart could produce fashion that would catch my eye.
I love flats. I practically wear them every day and to all occasions. I can’t even remember what I used to wear before I started slipping on those cute and comfy babies. Wait, yes I do. It was sneakers (love my Chucks), but I had to find something else after I realized that old school Nikes are not acceptable for all occasions. Like job interviews.
Now that I'm back in school and broke thanks to a few trips to the bookstore, saving money is more essential than ever. But so is a brand new fall wardrobe! Luckily, American Eagle is a great stop for super comfy weekend/gym/off-to-class clothes on the cheap. There are always awesome deals to be had, and here are just a few of my favorite things.
For a long time, I thought Newport News was a total "mom store" with terribly outdated and, well, momish stuff. Then, a few months ago I noticed some of their stuff in mags like Lucky, InStyle and Glamour and realized that they actually had some super cuteness going on.
While hoodies don't exactly have a rep for being fashionable, every girl has a few in her closet. They are pretty much THE staple in every college wardrobe since they are comfy, warm, and easily slip on over whatever you wore to bed last night. Even hardcore fashionistas have lazy days!
Are you sick of waking up in the morning with black feet/someone else's chewed up gum between your toes? Perhaps you should invest in a pair of Fit In Clouds fold-up flats.
Most guys we know stay up late dreaming of the day they might end up in a giant orgy with beautiful women. We, however, lie awake at night dreaming of a closet full of beautiful clothes. To the left, a wall of shoes. To the right, shelf upon shelf of delicately handcrafted bags organized by color and size. Sigh. We all have our fantasies.
Boyfriend jeans are a huge hit this season and I love 'em not only cuz they're totally comfy, but because they can easily go from cute & casual for day, to sexy & sassy at night with a few quick changes. The key to BF jeans is finding ones that are still feminine and not too baggy.
Kate Bosworth is totally rocking the white denim. Which, in case you've neglected to look at ANY fashion magazine or read anything on this website in the past year and a half, is a major fashion trend. And not only is it a trend - it's an adorably cute summer one.
Let's cut to the chase. Vanessa Hudgens looks cute. I mean the girl could wear a potato sack and look cute. but here's the good news: you don't need to be dating a man with better side swept bangs than mine in order to attain this level of cuteness. I know!! So exciting.
We all live busy lives; we go to school or work (or sometimes both), we try to keep our lives in order and, on top of everything else, we try to maintain a social life. It can all be a bit overwhelming at times, especially when you're running here, there and everywhere, and in the process of it all, still trying to look cute.
Along with the spring fashion trends, it’s (almost) time to break out the new shoe styles and this spring shoe styles are all about fun, fun, fun. Here’s what to be on the look out for...
It's been a long, cold winter and not only have we been forced to bundle up, chances are we've all been sporting dark and drab wear, as is typical in the winter months. While we still have a few weeks left of cold before we can start rockin' those cute spring clothes, we can start adding a little pazazz to our boring winter wardrobes with little pops of color.
Spring is almost here. Although you wouldn’t know it anywhere in the country given the frigid temps. I’m in Chi town and one day its 60 the next its 25 and snowy. Seriously, the weather is more BiPo than our pal Brit Brit and I for one am ready to shed my puffy jacket and grab myself a cute spring dress (and a bottle of self tanner).