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Sep 8, 2011

If You Like This Expensive Store, You'll Love This Cheap Store

I'm going to be honest with you -- my first thought after watching that Shopaholic film was 'so this means if I got a credit card, I could have amazing clothes like that too?' Definitely not the point, as every person I shared my revelation with was quick to point out. But what's a shopaholic on a limited budget to do? Figure out how to do it on the cheap!

Budget Stylista: The Swinging Sixties

So maybe I've spent too much time catching up on the season of Mad Men, but I'm currently obsessed with the sixties. Lucky for me, my fav fashion designers are swinging to the same tune, with lots of sixty-inspired pieces flooding down the runway.

Fashion Porn: Tweed Orgy

Tweed might make you think of a stereotypical professor - the old man (who doesn't know how to use email) with elbow patches on the tweed blazer he wears every single day. Well throw this image out the window, because tweed is a gorgeous fabric that should be in every college girl's wardrobe.

Fashion Porn: Lovely Lace

Every morning when I get off the subway to go to school, I have to walk right past Forever 21. And it's torture. School been in session for three weeks now, and there has been this super hot navy lace dress (I think it’s a dress, but you never know with that store...) every time I walk by. Seeing as I don’t REALLY need another dress (remember how I bought 3 in the spring?) I’ve been trying really hard not to go in and buy it in all its gorgeous, lacy glory.

Sep 16, 2010

Fashion Porn: Fashion Goes S&M

Leather is one of the biggest fabrics for fall 2010. It is also one of the easiest to embrace because EVERYTHING can be made in leather: bags, shoes, leggings, shorts, jackets, skirts...the list goes on. And I love it all. Leather is sexy. It's edgy. And it makes everything look cool.

Aug 30, 2010

Shop Your Closet: Military Jackets

When moving into either a dorm or an off-campus apartment, your wardrobe will face two major challenges: 1. A major lack of funding (to add more to it). 2. A major lack of storage space. For these two reasons alone, maximizing what you do own becomes essential.

Aug 19, 2010

Fashion Porn: Do It In a Fall Jacket

One mom approved must-have for both fall and college is a chic fall jacket. The perfect fall jacket is neutral, goes with all your favorite clothes and fits just right. Not to mention, it "keeps you warm on those walks to class. You don't want to catch a cold!" (Thanks, ma.)

Aug 12, 2010

Fashion Porn: Doin’ it in Plaid

Plaid is one of the 10 Modern Pieces Every Girl Should Own and the plaid shirt has become a uniform for both male and female college students. It's easy to wear with jeans, super comfy, and looks good even when it's been balled up on your floor and you only have 10 minutes to make it to class.

Aug 5, 2010

Fashion Porn: Get It On in your Go-To Dress

What's the one thing you should have in your closet before moving to school? It's definitely not a pair of sweats or an oversized tee. But, if you do it right, this very special wardrobe essential can feel just as good.

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.

Jul 22, 2010

Fashion Porn: Doin’ it in Cyan

Fun fact about color - any color in the spectrum that is a mixture of blue/green can be referred to as a cyan. Under this broad term is the ever popular turquoise and many similar shades of fabulous.