sequins

Feb 22, 2012

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Sophia Bush is Sexy in Sequins

I'll always have a soft spot for Sophia Bush because one of my favorite ways to waste time is to have a One Tree Hill marathon, and Brooke Davis consistently speaks to my soul. Sophia's personal style is just as great as her character's. She generally sticks to a low-key, slightly edgy, feminine aesthetic, with a lot of black, lace, sequins, and classic patterns.

Dec 8, 2011

Do’s And Don’ts Of Holiday Sequins, Glitter and Sparkle

Surefire sign the holidays are upon us? Sequins are just about everywhere. From Wet Seal to designer boutiques. Everyone is wearing sequins, but unfortunately not everyone is wearing them right. To avoid looking like a disco-ball, follow these easy and breezy steps to look chic in sequins, glitter, and all holiday sparkle!

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Dec 2, 2011

Budget Stylista: Sparkle in Sequins

Worn correctly, sequins can be tasteful, glamorous and stylish! Revamp the sequin holiday dress, find a sequin daytime look, and even a take on stripes all for under $35.

Jan 12, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Nicole Richie is a Trendy Babe

Confession: I miss hot-mess Nicole Richie. You know, 2003, fresh out of rehab, best friends with Paris Hilton, multi-colored, slightly raggedy extensions rocking, flashing boobies at fashion shows Nicole. I mean, sure, the babies are cute, her hair always looks silky and glorious, and the same antics that a 22-year-old engages in are a lot less cute in a 30-year-old.

Jan 6, 2011

Fashion Porn: Navy Orgy

One of the hottest colors for 2011, whether it's for fashion or home decor, is navy. With the popularity of nautical inspired pieces the last few seasons, there's a good chance you already own something in this dark shade of blue.

Jan 5, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Blake Lively is Sultry in Sequins

I have such a girl crush on Blake Lively and her sense of fashion it's borderline unhealthy. She possesses an incredibly eclectic style that is grounded in a love of all colors, combining different textures, and emphasizing her 10 feet long stems and fabulous cleavage.

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Dec 30, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Leg Avenue Silver Glitter Peep Toe Pumps

Which is more irrational: the decision to wear 5-inch heels in the snow, slush and ice, or that slinky top without a coat because you don’t want to hold one at the party? The bigger question is: who cares? Because frostbite doesn't hurt so much after you've had a couple cocktails, right?

Shop Your Closet: Back to Basics for NYE

Forget battling the crowds at the mall or spending oodles of money on something you'll most likely only wear once (either because it's too fancy for any other occasion or ruined when your friend spills her vodka cran down the front); all you need for the perfect New Year's look is a little creativity and all those basics you've got stuffed into drawers.

Budget Stylista: New Year’s Eve

It feels like yesterday that we woke up, blurred eyed and fuzzed headed, welcoming in 2010. But here we are again, New Year's Eve. The one night of the year it's perfectly acceptable to kiss everybody in sight at midnight and drink your body weight in champagne. It's also the one night of the year when it's totally fine to wear more sequins that a drag queen.

8 Under $20: Fabulous Flats [GALLERY]

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.

Dec 14, 2010

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Nov 21, 2010

Sundays Are For Procrastinating

You didn't leave all your work until Sunday night did you? What!?! You did. That's okay. No stress. You'll get it all done. We're so sure that you'll get it all done that we're giving you a few more excuses to procrastinate.

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Nov 2, 2010

8 Under $20: Sequin Overload

Here at CollegeCandy, we've sort of been obsessed with sequins lately. And why shouldn't we be? Sequins are fun, glam, and, depending on what you style them with, you can rock them day or night. And while designer sequined clothing can get pretty expensive, these pieces are all under $20!

Oct 29, 2010

Budget Stylista: Sequins for All Occasions

Ladies, fashion can be complicated. With magazines, catalogs and store displays making it look effortless, you think, “I can rock that style; that can be ME!!" So you go in, flip through the racks, and see the price for the military look is way beyond your price range. You buy just the jacket.

Oct 28, 2010

Fashion Porn: Sparkle

Okay, before you throw your Choo Steve Madden heel at me, give me a chance. I know "adding sparkle" to your wardrobe sounds like some weird thing Carrie Bradshaw/one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta would do, but trust me: adding a little bling to your wardrobe is the best way to beat the cold-weather fashion blahs.

Dec 18, 2009

Budget Stylista: Glitz and Glammer on NYE

New Year's Eve is hands down the best excuse to dress up. But that doesn't mean you gotta splurge on some hot frock that will look great in pictures, but not so great sitting in the back of your closet for the next 2 years because you have nowhere to wear it again.

Dec 17, 2009

The Know: Hairspray, Glitter and Leggings…and It’s Not 1988

Enter from stage left: the best new hairspray ever from beauty giant, L'Oreal. Apparently Europe has been in The Know on this stuff for years, but some ingredient made it illegal to sell in the U.S. Not anymore! With a new formula this bad boy is on shelves nationwide and, thanks to me putting you in The Know, it will be flying off said shelves quite soon.

Dec 8, 2009

8 Under $20: Get Ready For The Holiday Parties!

So Hanukkah begins on Friday and Christmas is 17 days away, which means it's time for holiday parties, dinners, and gatherings of family and friends. And that means you'll need some super cute looks to show off.

Dec 4, 2009

The Budget Stylista: 10…9…8… (Dresses For a) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We all know that NYE is the most over-hyped, overpriced, overdressed night of the year. While we are stressed figuring out what slutty halloween costume to wear, we also have to stress over where to go 2 months later. I swear every year two things happen: Christmas music and New Year's Eve plans come earlier and earlier. And frankly I'm not a fan of either.

Dec 4, 2009

The CC Weekly Weigh In: All I Want For Christmas…

...or Hanukkah...or Kwanzaa....or just because. Yes, it's holiday season, which means it's time to print out that list of wants you've been keeping all year and hand it over to mama so she can make all your dreams come true. We all know this time of year should be all about the giving, but we can admit that getting feels really freaking awesome, too.

Nov 23, 2009

Wardrobe Wishlist: Summer in The City Sequin Skirt

With Thanksgiving around the corner (I say this with giddiness…pumpkin pie, football, sleeping all day anyone?) the Holiday Season is about to hit full force. Which means my search for the perfect holiday outfit is officially on. The fact that I spend way too much time shopping online means that, of course, I have already found the perfect piece to jump-start this outfit:

Nov 22, 2009

From StyleBakery: The Fall Fashion Survival Kit

If your fall look is a little under the weather, check out my remedy for an effortless and chic way to survive the season without having to shop for a whole new look. Simply buy an item from the following six categories and you'll be ready to face the fall in style. And the best part is, you don't need to blow your budget; most pieces are under a $100.

Nov 20, 2009

Budget Stylista: You WILL Look Good

Let's cut to the chase. In a short 5 days you will be back home and surrounded by every category of person to ever cross your path. Ever. In your life. The people you never really talked to, but now feel obligated to acknowledge and chat with. The people you didn't like then and surley don't like now. The girls who were bitches to you (and now, because of your cool job, want to kiss your ass)...

Oct 30, 2009

Budget Stylista: All That Glitters is Fabulous

This season (as we pointed out yesterday) sequins is everywhere and if you haven't gotten in on the trend yet, try it on for size. It's intimidating on the hanger - maybe even ugly - but once you bathe yourself in the glitz that you used to only use for art projects in 2nd grade, you will never want to go back!

Oct 29, 2009

Fashion Porn: Sequin Orgy

With the world premiere of This is It and recent trips to costume shops, I've got Michael Jackson on the brain. And when it comes to the King of Pop's style, one thing stands out: that single, sparkly glove. While donning a sequined glove is a very literal way to pay tribute to MJ (not to mention impractical - won't your other hand get cold?), sequins are EVERYWHERE this year.

Oct 16, 2009

Budget Stylista: Embrace The Hat Hair

If my new obsession with Old Soul New Heart taught you anything, it's that accessories can make an outfit.And here's another thing I'm about to teach you, so take note: if you want to stand out in a crowd wear a hat. Every time I go out on a weekend in a beret EVERYONE comments.

Oct 16, 2009

Project Runway Rundown: Christina Aguilera Gets an E For Effort

I have to admit – it’s becoming somewhat painful to watch Project Runway this season and find things to write about. Unlike seasons past where designers say and do funny things beyond whipping up runway looks, all things more than worthy of writing about, this season is a whole lot of blah. And it’s impossible to write about blah.

Oct 8, 2009

Candy Dish: Kate Hudson’s Getting Married

• Let's hope she's not the Yoko Ono of the Yankees. • Levi Johnston prepares to show his Johnson. • Does it really matter who the Idol judges are? • Rock the sequins this fall. • Wanna hear Lady Gaga's new song? • Need to wake up? Try these tips.

Oct 2, 2009

Budget Stylista: The Little Black Dress Gone Wild

So it’s Friday night. You need to get ready and you spent far too long watching GLEE on your DVR and chatting with your roommate about the best mode of communicating with your crush tonight. Text? G-chat? BBM? You just don’t know! And now you have - uh - 20 minutes to get I-look-damn-good ready.

Jul 4, 2009

Patriotic Fashion Makes Me Hate America

Patriotism is kicking into high gear as our Nation celebrates its big birthday today. Suddenly, the crowds on the streets look like they got lost on their way to a (slightly chubby) reproduction of an American flag-themed musical. With fanny packs...lots of fanny packs.

Mar 26, 2009

Springing (Fashion) Forward: Spring’s Hottest Trends

I don’t know about you, but after what seemed to be the most grueling. winter. ever. I am excited and eager to dust off my spring wardrobe... and add some new pieces to it.

Dec 23, 2008

Night Styler: Ring In 2009 Lookin’ Mighty Fine

It’s hard to believe we’re about to celebrate our entrance into 2009 (Y2K was really almost 10 years ago?!?), but...

Dec 17, 2008

Rock the Look: I Want It, I Need It

[Normally I devote this blog to helping you take a super trendy item and make it your own. But not...

Dec 12, 2008

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Not Your Average Black Party Dress!

[Every week our style guru takes a celebrity look and breaks it down for you, our poor college fashionista. What...

Oct 4, 2008

Let’s Get Crafty: Frames, Beaded Curtains & Bulletin Boards

By now you’re probably passed all of your fascination with college being new and exciting.  You’re also probably tired of...

Sep 4, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Dressing Up for Class

I am one of those random girls who will wear dresses and skirts and too pretty/impractical shoes to class more...

Aug 21, 2008

Project Runway Rundown: Jumping the (Drag) Shark

It’s official; even the execs at Bravo know that this season of Project Runway blows. Why else would they dream...