Jessica- Vanderbilt

Articles Written
Dec 21, 2012

Hide Your Holiday Food-Baby With Peplum! [Budget Stylista]

Paired with skinnies or a pencil skirt, peplum blouses look great with everything. Even better, they are flattering on every body type, and the flowy bottom can hide a full stomach. (So feel free to load up on all the snacks at the party!)

Dec 14, 2012

These Aren't Your Grandma's Tacky Christmas Sweaters [Budget Stylista]

All I can say is that I need something to get me out of this Grinch-y funk. I admit that I haven't found that something yet, but I think I'm on the right track with the following idea: Fake it 'til you make it. In other words, I'm going to dress as festive as possible until I actually feel like it's the holiday season.

Dec 7, 2012

7 Must-Have Winter Accessories On The Cheap [Budget Stylista]

When it comes to winter fashion, you can never have too many hats, scarves, or gloves…. It’s a proven fact. The ultimate accessories, these pieces of clothing can instantly update any old, drab outfit. This season’s most popular scarf trend is neon. The brighter the color of your scarf the better! Tassels and bold animal prints are also big. As usual, pom-pom hats and animal-inspired hats are big this season.

Spice Up Any Outfit With These Cute Etsy Leggings! [Budget Stylista]

Let's face it: Leggings are a staple in every girl's wardrobe. And why shouldn't they be? They're comfy beyond belief and have an elastic waistband. Thus, it comes as no surprise that leggings are, slowly but surely, taking the place of blue jeans... And that's all right by me.

Shop Urban Outfitters for $12.99 or Less! [Budget Stylista]

Although the store itself has racks on racks on racks of sale clothing, the marked discounts aren't always too generous... $10 off a sweater is great, but when the starting price is $60, you're still paying a heck of a lot (at least in terms of the average college student's budget).

Steal Emma Stone's Tweed Look For Less [Budget Stylista]

A spin-off of your mother's classic tweed jacket, this edgy version incorporates black leather in the pockets and collar. Hello rocker chic!

Oct 19, 2012

Green Cargo Jackets Are a Fall Must-Have [Budget Stylista]

As fate would have it, the army-inspired cargo trend has reemerged on the runway, and to every fashionista’s relief, the old trend is way more stylish this time around. Thank the lord.

Oct 12, 2012

How to Wear Your Summer Shorts During the Fall [Budget Stylista]

Practically any pair of shorts can be worn during the summer season-- all you have to do is pair them with dark-colored stockings, preferably black, maroon, grey, brown, or navy blue.

Oct 5, 2012

The Pleated Leather Skirts Celebs Are Crazy About [Budget Stylista]

As always, the ever-fashionable Kristen Cavallari is atop of the latest trend: Pleated black leather mini skirts. All over LA, celebs like Kristen are walking the streets wearing this new style staple, which has become on the hottest fashion trends. What is great about these minis is the fact that they allow the wearer to play up her own unique style; because the skirt is relatively plain, it can be paired with a variety of blouse types and patterns.

Sep 28, 2012

Dress To Impress With These Dresses from ROMWE [Budget Stylista]

It hit me the other day-- I have absolutely nothing to wear to my cousin's wedding.... and it's in a few weeks.

Sep 23, 2012

The Top Ten Signs that You are in Love

When it comes to love, I’d say that it’s a grey concept. In other words, love isn’t black and white. Yes, I suppose that you either love someone or not, but what's important to remember is that love comes in many forms. While taking a sociology class, I studied Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of love, which posits that there are four main types of love: intimate, committed, and passionate, and consummate love.

Sep 21, 2012

Get Fashion Inspiration with

As a fashionista, I sometimes get stuck. I wake up, open my closet door and simply stare. What do I wear today? My new asymmetrical dress with a jean jacket? Nope, I wore that combination last week… How about my blush colored jeans with a gray tee? Nope— I also wore that outfit last week.

Sep 14, 2012

The Cutest Store For Hair Accessories— You’ll be surprised!

We all remember Claire’s from our childhood and teenage years. Most of us got our ears pierced there for the first time or spent our weekly allowance on sparkly BFF bracelets… And rings. And necklaces. And of course, hair accessories. (The more bedazzled the hairpiece the better!)