I love that feeling of confidence I get whenever I walk into a room and I have on a great outfit. Although, at times even I wonder why I threw that outfit together. What was I really thinking. I don't know. I guess what it really comes down to is a sole inspiration, or the throw and go technique which I still need lots of help with because I get distracted by my tv in the morning..so much gossip to catch up with on the dailies. I love it. But you know what I love even more: FASHION!!!!! A picture of a favorite celebrity, a color, a mood, style is a reflection of your personality and your self as a person, unique and awesome in your own way. I sometimes see a picture of one of my icons like supermodel Agyness Deyn on the streets of London, Taylor Momsen in New York, a dated picture of my all time icon Audrey Hepburn or a recent Teen Vogue fashion story and think what do I have that sort of looks like that and how can I make it my own. My advice to all of you fashionistas worried about how to find the latest trends or setting your own in this economy is:
My fave option is to search local thrift and consignment shops first to find anything one of a kind and vintage for really cheap that you can mix in with the more pricey pieces for that thrown together and altogether amazing finishing look.
I then turn to my favorite stores at the mall like Forever 21 where I can always find really affordable fun and fresh pieces that are very edgy to combine with the more time-tinged items, like a 1940s frock.
Urban Outfitters always has really cool mod-style clothing, kind of modern vintage, for the girl wanting a newer creative piece for a little more than the price at the thrift store.
I love the jeans at Nordstrom Rack which isn't really a mall store, but they have the greatest shoes by your favorite designers like Steve Madden for less which I love.
Okay, I am not going to lie but I do, every girl does, occasionally splurge every once in a while. My go to splurge items just for that extra bit of blam are as follows:
I love Betsey Johnson jewelry, her pieces are always very fun and crazy, but thats how I like my jewels. Her jewelry line isn't insanely pricey just right, technically still fits the budget friendly category.
I really like the lipstick at MAC and everyone at school always asks, are you wearing lipstick? Yeah, but that is ok by me because it is something different but something definitely fun to do, I always feel more confident with a bold shade of lipstick. Price range: $14 a shade, so that is very rare that I buy a tube of MAC but I love it still. A budget friendlier line with great lipsticks I own more of is probably Maybelline Color Sensational and Sephora Brand. Price Range: $5 and $12.
Okay fellow fashion lovers, I will keep you posted on any fabulous things I find that I can wear and I will try to post the outfits I feel are fashion forward and affordable (which all of them pretty much are less than 25 dollars) on the blog in the near future. Happy Shopping!!!!!
My Mom made this Fashionable Bride costume. She bought a vintage old wedding dress, soaked it in black dye so it would get that "old" look. She quickly rinsed it so it would not totally dye all the way. I worked at a haunted house for charity and we stained it with fake blood...I also found an old wig at the thrift shop. My total costume was like $8.00.