Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide

Like many of you I still have not finished my holiday shopping, the days seem to fly by this time of year. There are so many great gift ideas out in stores right now, here are just a few of my favorites that would make perfect gifts.

 Holiday Gift Guide

Warehouse studded bag
$4.84 -

Links of London cord bracelet
$120 -

Pieces round scarve
$17 -

Voluspa Noir 2-Wick Candle Tins

1. Infinity Scarf- It's the perfect fall/winter accessory that's easy to wear with any outfit. No one can ever have too many scarfs. 

2. Headphones- These are not your ordinary headphones they have some character and are perfect for the fashionista who loves great music beats.

3. Card Holder- Everyone should own a card holder, its perfect for those moments when you don't want to lug around a big purse/wallet. This card holder is perfect for the gym, going out to a club/concert, or even running a few errands. I carry one in my handbag all the time and it always comes in handy. 

4. Elephant Ring Stand- How cute is he!?!?! I just loved this ring stand from Forever 21. Its just the perfect way to display your collection of rings. A fashion lover of accessories would get great use out of this gift.

5. FEED Bracelets- Each FEED bracelet provides 50 school meals to children around the world in hopes to stop world hunger. There are five FEED bracelets to chose from: The Dove, Water Drop, Heart, Leaf and Oval  bead. These FEED bracelets are stylish and help a great cause. They are the perfect gift to give during the holidays as a reminder to help those less fortunate.

6. Candle- A candle is the perfect way to brighten your home and relax after a long day at work or school.

7. Emergency Kit-  This is a perfect gift for the girl on the go. It has everything from double-sided tape to dental floss. You name it this emergency kit has it.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Head to Toe in Forever 21

 While looking through my closet debating what to wear for my next blog post, I realized I have purchased a lot of clothes from Forever 21 lately. So I challenged myself to style a head to toe outfit only consisting of Forever 21. I have also added three reasons why I love shopping at Forever 21.

1.) Affordable Trends- Forever 21 is my go to store to find the latest trends without having to spend a lot on a trend that you may love now but not so much in a few months. For example printed leggins, they are very popular right now from Alexander Mcqueen to Forever 21, you can find them just about everywhere. I found my versace inspired leggings from Forever 21 of course and they only cost me $13.80! Another popular trend that's making a buzz are metal cap toe flats and heels. As soon as I saw these flats at Forever 21 I knew I had to have them, they only cost me $20!

Leggings: Similar here
Less Expensive Flats: Similar Bamboo  
and Similar Forever 21
More Expensive Flats: Bloomingdale's By Dolce Vita

2.) Basics with Detail- Now don't get me wrong there are some pieces at Forever 21 that may look cheap but the key is to find pieces that have that extra detail such as buttons and zippers that stand out. Also, keep your eye out for quality trimmings and fabrics, go with fabrics such as polyester and viscose not cotton or rayon they tend to fade quickly. The blouse and jacket that I am wearing are perfect examples of just the right amount of detail that make these pieces from looking cheap. Right now Forever 21 has a great variety of sheer button down blouses that are great to throw on underneath a light jacket or blazer during the fall.You will also see a lot of faux leather at Forever 21, like everyone else I am also obsessed with this trend too. I am loving this black faux leather trimmed jacket, it has just the right amount of faux leather and will definitely be my go to black jacket.

 Jacket: Forever 21
Blouse: Forever 21

3.) Variety of Accessories- Your options are endless when shopping for accessories at Forever 21, there is something for everyone. Fashion Accessories at other stores can be expensive and sometimes you can achieve the same look without the expense. Some of my favorite statement necklaces that I own were purchased at Forever 21. To make my outfit complete I choose the following accessories: a statement necklace, studded wrap bracelet, gold and back rings and croc textured handbag.

Statement Necklace: Forever 21

Less Expensive Wrap Bracelet: Similar here
More Expensive Wrap Bracelet: Similar here
Less Expensive Croc Print Bag: Similar here
More Expensive Croc Print Bag: Similar  here

Thanks for reading, hope you have enjoyed my blog. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Must Haves For Fall: Ankle Boots and A Faux Fur Vest

My first blog post!!! 

Ankle boots and a faux fur vest are two must have items to add to your fall wardrobe this year. The sand colored ankle boots from Zara are the perfect color to go with just about anything, plus the height of the heel is low and comfortable. The faux fur vest from Bloomingdale's is easy to throw on and allows you to dress up or down an outfit. Perfect for a night with friends at your favorite restaurant or paired with a dress for a holiday party. 

Underneath the vest I added a chiffon collar blouse from Nordstrom in the B.P. Department, these blouses are very functional yet stylish. I have about four different colors in this blouse, its such a great top that you can wear many ways. When it comes to jeans I am very picky, as soon as I tried on these jeans from Zara I fell in love. They are such a great fit and the emerald green color is amazing. 

To finish my look I added gold accessories: a statement necklace, cocktail ring and bracelets. I saved the best accessory for last my Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag, I just love this rich ox-blood color with gold accents. This cross-body bag will definitely be my go to bag for fall, its just the perfect shade to add some pop of color to any outfit. 

Hope you have enjoyed reading my first blog post, feel free to leave comments.
Have a fabulous day!!!!!!

Cross-Body Bag by Rebecca Minkoff: Bloomingdale's
Less Expensive Cross-Body Bag: here
Owl Cocktail Ring: Forever 21 similar here
Friendship Bracelet: Links of London
Sweetie Bracelet: Links of London 
Nail polish: OPI-Live and Let Die

Blouse: Lush at  Nordstrom
Vest: Bloomingdale's similar Express
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Zara
Jeans:  Zara
Also, love these jeans Juicy Couture