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Brianna is a Starbucks addicted, stiletto wearing city girl, and a new Collegecandy intern!
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Jun 29, 2012

Men Are Simple: The Diagram [Friday Faves]

Let’s be real, dating can be an absolute nightmare. And how many times have we sent a “this just isn’t going anywhere” text, wishing that we hadn’t just wasted two months of our precious time on this guy?

Aug 23, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Anthropologie’s D’Armee Dress

Military-inspired clothing is one of the biggest trends for fall, and while I’m not opposed to the idea, I am having a hard time picturing it fitting into my wardrobe. The trend is so tough and structured that it’s hard to imagine it meshing well with my girly floral dresses or my rocker-chick leather boots (which have enough tough all on their own).

Aug 16, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Steve Madden’s Roady Boot

So I’ve hit that point in the summer (which usually comes after a couple hot-as-death-weeks) where I start craving my leather boots. I’m not going to lie if you walked into my apartment unannounced I may or may not be wearing them around with the AC cranked up pretending that, if for just ten minutes, it is finally fall.

Aug 2, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Banana Republic Silk Pocket Skirt

A girl can only own so many pencil skirts. Actually, let me rephrase that. A girl can (and most likely will) own a ton of pencil skirts, but can only wear them so often before it starts to feel like all sense of a fashion identity has been lost.

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Jul 26, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Victoria’s Secret Lacy Hoodie

It’s that time of year again: time to start thinking about Back To School! The time when the dorm assignments flow in and you start mentally decorating your new room. When you start packing and having late-night Gchats with your friends about your first Welcome Week party. When you start searching Amazon for the cheapest books you can find and, more importantly, your go-to comfort pieces for the season.

Wardrobe Wish List: Express 2-in-1 Chiffon Vertical-Ruffle Dress

I’m in a lot of pain right now. I’d like to say it’s physical pain from all the hours I’ve been putting in at the gym, but unfortunately the unbearable heat wave has kept my butt right on the couch watching marathons of Say Yes to The Dress while internet shopping.

Wardrobe Wish List: Free People All Pucker Lace Camisole

I know the whole lingerie as clothing trend has been going on for awhile now, but it’s taken me some major getting used to. I mean really? Lingerie?

Wardrobe Wish List: Madison Marcus Infinite Striped Jacket

I feel like all I’ve been seeing are American flags plastered to every store window and bumper. Which is fine by me. Who’s going to complain about a whole day off from work to down 30 beers and stuff your face with hamburgers? (...And celebrate our country, of course!)

Jun 28, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Flowers in the Fountain Dress by ModCloth

Last week I had a series of outfit mistakes, each one leaving me standing on a subway platform, sweating like a pig, wishing I could strip naked and put on something that wasn’t bringing on hot flashes like a menopausal woman.

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Jun 21, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Steve Madden’s Bleigh Handbag

I love my big bags, but I love my sanity more and there is just no way I could deal with a 12 pound bag in the sweltering heat of summer. Which means a chic, easy-to wear and most importantly compact(!) bag is on the top of my wish list. And Steve Madden’s Bleigh handbag fits the bill perfectly.

Jun 14, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Arden B Tie Dye One Shoulder Ruffle Tunic

In the winter months I get really moody. And I’m not just talking snapping at people on the subway because my skin hasn’t seen the light of day in months and the lack of Vitamin D has sent me into a permanent state of PMS. Not only my overall disposition, but my entire style changes during the winter.

Jun 7, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Anthropologie Baby’s Breath Dress

So I just got back from a glorious seven days lounging on the beach with no worries other then which wine cooler to pop open next and which bathing suit to wear. And of course the second I arrived back at my doorstep I had a major reality check greeting me with open arms. I instantly went from beach bunny to recent-college-grad-desperate to-make-a-dime.

May 31, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Victora’s Secrets Strapless Bra Top Dress

OMG girls, I found THE dress. You know which one I’m talking about. That summer dress that travels at the bottom of your purse everywhere you go. It works for any occasion, any location, at any time. And I have found it: Victoria’s Secrets Strapless Bra Top Dress.

May 24, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Forever21 Sweet Bouquet Ring

If I tallied the amount of money I have spent on clothing over my lifetime I think I would vomit. At this point I probably could’ve saved up enough to buy a car and a house. And my life could really benefit from those two things right about now as I walk my way across the stage and straight onto the unemployment line.

May 17, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Arden B Bandage Mini Skirt

It was close to impossible to find a magazine this year that didn’t have editors raving over the bandage trend. “They are the most flattering shape of the season!” “For every shape and size!” they cooed. I had one response to that: “Yeah freakin’ right.”

May 10, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Deena & Ozzy Canvas Menswear Tote

I have an unhealthy obsession with handbags, but then again who doesn’t? It just seems like no matter how many you have thrown in the closet, an outfit always manages to emerge requiring a clutch or hobo that you don’t own

May 3, 2010

Wardrobe Wishlist: Studded V-Neck Tee

Summer is all about easy style. In winter it’s totally acceptable to spend an hour building the perfect layered look, but when warm weather hits, throw-on-and-go becomes the getting dressed mentality. Which is why I love when I come across a piece that is simple and easy, and still totally chic.

Apr 26, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Sailor Button Dress

I am in total freakin’ party mode right now. Not that I blame myself; actually, far from it. Instead I am rewarding myself for delaying Senioritis until the last 3 weeks of the year by downing bottles of wine with the girls on weeknights and stumbling into morning class with barhead and underye circles.

Apr 19, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Eliza J. Pleated Dress

With so many huge events in my immediate future (you know, graduating, joining the unemployment line, probably moving back in with my parents) obviously my most major concern is what I am going to wear. Hey, just because I have no job and am mooching of the ‘rents doesn’t mean I can’t do it in style.

Apr 12, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Anthropologie Splatter Sneakers

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.

Apr 5, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Jasmine Di Milo Strapless Knot Cocktail Dress

This week’s craving may be the most “wish list” inspired post I have ever written. Sure, some of the JCrew necklace tees and delicate Etsy accessories I’ve gushed over were a little on the pricey side, but purchasing them (which happened on more than one occasion) came with the sacrifice of a couple of happy hours….not my rent for the month.

Mar 29, 2010

Wardrobe Wishlist: Steve Madden Toppazz Heel in Blush

My Blackberry is flooded with so many email messages from stores that I usually mass delete them. But when “Trend Alert: Neutrals” appeared in the subject line dozens of times I figured I better check out what all the hype is about.

Mar 22, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Anthropologie Tecolote Tank

A couple of days of waking up to gorgeous, sunny weather is all I need to start having spring cravings. Cosmos on a rooftop bar is the first, followed by an extra large Pinkberry, eaten outside of course. And then, you guessed it, the pangs in my gut that send me sprinting towards storefronts and catalogs in search of the attire to match the temperature.

Mar 8, 2010

Spring Break Swimsuits: Affordable and Adorable?!

It’s okay girls, count to ten and breathe. I know we all have huge under eye circles, our legs haven’t been shaved in a good week and these study munchies are starting to catch up with our love handles. But on the other side of this pit of fire that is midterms is a glorious week-long party fest.

Mar 1, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Express Escalating Ruffle Strapless Dress

I’m in one of those (very sad) stages where I don’t actually need anything. I know it’s hard to believe. But with months of winter buying under my belt, I have leggings and cashmere cardigans and sweater dresses everywhere (no seriously, I sleep with at least three articles of clothing every night).

Feb 22, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Victoria’s Secret Yoga Knot-Waist Foldover Pant

So…I’m really proud of myself. I’m not trying to brag or anything (okay maybe I am, but, hey, we all need a little pat on the back once in a while), but for once in my life I have actually managed to keep my “stop being a fat-ass and go to the gym” News Year's resolution.

Feb 8, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Jewelera’s Cotton Field Sweater Guard From Etsy

Every fashionista knows is an online goldmine. Not only is everything one-of-a-kind unique, handcrafted by independent designers, but it is my personal go-to website for cutting edge accessories and unexpected finds.

Feb 1, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: American Eagle Canvas Moto Jacket

As stores begin to release their spring lines, I am finding myself torn. Of course I can barely contain my excitement at the thought of wearing floral mini dresses and buying a pair of the must-have pastel jeans. But then I catch a glimpse of my leather jacket thrown over my chair and feel a pang of guilt.

Jan 25, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Free People Lace Bandeau

For people like me (a girl with a huge vision for her wardrobe and a very tiny bank account to work with), little-somethings to update an outfit are crucial.

Jan 18, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Sorel Caribou Boots

Those of us east coasters lugging our duffels and a month’s worth of mom's cooking back to school have the added joy of doing it in below freezing temperatures. I’ve feared losing some toes to frostbite one too many times in the past couple of weeks and it has left me scolding my Uggs for not being able to keep out the frigid air.

Jan 11, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Shopbop Custom Denim Studded Skinny Jean

Some of us are extremely frugal - we buy new clothes once a year and never let window displays tempt us into spending our food allowance on a new pair of heels. The rest of us set find ourselves failing miserably year after year as we break our news year's resolution of spending less money as a sale induced coma ends in yet another mini shopping spree.

Jan 9, 2010

Being Grown Up Has Its Perks

God, the kiddies sure do have it made. They have no worries other than what cartoon they will watch after school or what Snack Pack they'll throw in their lunchbox. Their homework consists of 10 math problems and they merely have to sit at a table to be fed a full, delicious home cooked meal.

Jan 4, 2010

Wardrobe Wishlist: Express High-Waist Geometric Pencil Skirt

As winter break winds down, I’m starting to have nightmares of exams, a jam packed calendar, and having my alarm wake me up before noon. But no matter how much I dread it, next semester is coming and it’s coming fast.

Jan 3, 2010

Intro To Cooking: Grandma’s Dessert Snack Mix

Thanksgiving to New Year's (and the few days after when you're lying around attempting to kick the hangover) is pretty much the universal stuff-your-face time period. It’s suddenly acceptable to drink gallons of Starbucks holiday drinks and eat desserts like there's no tomorrow.

Dec 28, 2009

Looking Forward: The Good and The Bad Coming In 2010

While much of what 2010 has in store for us is a big fat mystery, there are some things that we just can't wait for! And, of course, quite a few things we'd rather do without. Get ready for the future, ladies:

Dec 28, 2009

Wardrobe Wish List: Michael Kors Gold Runway Watch with Glitz

Being that 1) I’m a college student 2) it's right after Christmas and 3) I’ve been celebrating the end of the semester at the bar for about 2 weeks now, it’s safe to say that my bank account is dangerously close to the negative. So going out and buying new outfits isn’t really an option.