Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Spice up your life!

I love all things Gossip Girl! Especially when it comes to their fashion. I've been trying to avoid doing a Gossip Girl post because I know that I will be referencing Serena, Blair, and Little J's style often. But I cant hold off any longer! After last night's episode, I felt it was only right to pay my respects to Bart Bass by posting my first official GG fashion tip!

We cant all afford their style from head to toe, but we can afford to have it on our legs...
TIGHTS are the perfect way to spice up your wardrobe!

Fashion DO'S and DONT'S while wearing tights:
  • DO wear them with boots or flats in a contrast color
  • DON'T combine colors that become a holiday- even when its done on purpose, its still tacky! (i.e. black dress and orange tights: Halloween or red and green checkered dress and red tights: Christmas)
  • DO wear them with confidence!
  • DON'T wear them in replace of pants. If the dress or skirt is too short for you to wear alone, make sure you opt for an opaque tight or legging
  • DO wear textured and patterned tights
  • DON'T wear footless tights (unless you are wearing them with boots and the bottoms can't be seen)
BUDGET HINT: Tights are cheap anywhere you buy them! Find them even cheaper at Target and Forever 21.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Check it out now...

So my beautiful, hilarious, and extremely talented girlfriend, Shauna has started making hair accessories. I absolutely L-O-V-E LOVE them- and so will you! She makes them all by hand- even the flowers! They are Blair Waldorf/Anthro inspired designs (no, it doesn't get better than that!) She just started selling them on her Etsy site and they are perfect stocking stuffers. *they're also the PERFECT price!!!* While you are there check out her original paintings- another great gift idea! Like I said, she is SO talented!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

In with the old.

Part II of Thanksgiving break was spent in my FAVORITE place- Sun Valley, Idaho. I absolutely love it there. Its beautiful! There is so much character; everything from the people to the shops. Sun Valley is not known for its great deals, so sorry that this post is not "budget friendly".

Sun Valley has THE BEST vintage shop called Deja Vu. If you have ever been to "Decades" in LA, Deja Vu is very similar but BETTER! The pieces are unique and much more reasonably priced. You can find everything from a 1930's Chanel lamp to an original Yves Saint Laurent pant suit (remember he's the genius designer that started that trend!). Every time I'm there I am inspired! I wish we could go back to the days of flapper dresses and Jackie Kennedy style hats. I didn't buy anything this visit (I had my eye on a 1960's Adele Simpson dress that I could never afford but did make my mouth water! And a 1980's Chloe dress that I might have dreamt about in the last week?!)

During my visit, I also decided that I will find my wedding dress there. She has some amazing white dresses that I can picture making into an even more amazing wedding dress! I am SO mad that I forgot my camera because my description can not do this place justice!

I have to put in a plug for the woman who owns the shop. She is adorable and knows her stuff! She has found amazing fashion gems from all over and brought them back to life. The pieces in the shop look brand new and she refuses to sell anything that is not in mint condition. If you ever have the chance to visit- DO NOT pass it up!

Here is the 1940's "Ginger Rogers" dress that a wonderful friend bought me as a gift last year from Deja Vu. It was THE BEST surprise! I love it! Here's a a couple pictures but it only gives you a glimpse of how great this dress is. Thanks BB:)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fashion Freak!

I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in the lovely state of Idaho. I started off the week in my moms home town of Idaho Falls. As we ran errands around town, I felt cute and fashionable in my Kelly green tights, tall brown boots, off- white sweater tunic/dress, long brown coat and hat. My fashion bliss only lasted through the entry of Sam's Club when I felt hard stares and even heard whispers. Someone even came up to me and said they've never seen an outfit like it. Then she proceeded to quote lyrics from a song out of the top 20 from 1999. I continued to hold my head up high even while my mom started going back to her Idaho roots and began making fun of me too (apparently you can take the girl out of Idaho but you cant take a Idaho out the girl). I was a FASHION FREAK!!!

Luckily, I was not fazed and even some good came out of it- who knew you could buy designer handbags at Sam's Club? Not me! And fortunately, because I am a fashion freak in Idaho Falls the bag I wanted (that no one else wanted!) was marked down EXTRA LOW!

Original price: $250.00
Sam's Club price: $150.00
Fashion Freak in Idaho mark down price: $50.00

This one too! (they had it in both red and black- I opted for the black)

Original price: $300.00
Sam's Club price: $175.00
Fashion Freak in Idaho mark down price: $120.00

Want to know what the best part is? (other than the price!) The bag's named Brittany!!! It was meant to be! Santa will make me (and his pocket book) happy on Christmas morning!