Tuesday, September 15, 2009

item of the week

One of my favorite things this week is a skirt from Forever 21.
It is available in navy, red, and black in the store and online, and believe me when I say it is so worth waiting in the lines at the cash wrap for.

It has one of the big trends of the season, the exposed zipper, and the cotton/elastane combo makes it ridiculously comfortable.
I bought it in all three colors, and love it! I was able to pair it with a plain white beater and bright turquoise belt for a cute outfit for work, and then dressed it up with a silk cami and heels.
You really cant go wrong with this skirt, and it can be worn at the hips or up at the waist, so it flatters most body types.

If that hasn't convinced you yet, this definitely will- at only $7.50, it's a steal!

who am i?

You might be thinking, "who the hell is this girl and what qualifications does she have?"
Formally, none. But I've loved clothes and shoes and fashion as long as I can remember, and I think a slavish obsession to Vogue, Cosmo, W, Allure, Glamour, and People has taught me more than I could possibly learn sitting in a classroom.
Some people are good at basketball, some excel in academics, and others are gifted with a great voice. I was better at cheering from the bench than scoring baskets, my gpa last term was nothing to write home about, and my voice shouldn't be heard outside of the shower. But I have a natural talent with fashion. I'm that girl who can shop in Goodwill and come out looking like I spent thousands of dollars. I'm not trying to brag, just be honest.
From when I would change my Barbie's clothes upwards of 10 times a day to taking my little sister to the mall and picking out her new "look", this has always been something I loved. I couldn't explain to you how I know what looks good together or why, it's just instinctive. I don't have to try clothes on to know how they will look, I can see it all in my head.
I love being able to pick out a new persona for the day and dress accordingly. It's the best part of going into work every day. I can be a Blair Waldorf one day, Lauren Conrad the next, and Rachel Bilson the day after. If I want to be a ballerina, or a punk rock prom queen, or sexy librarian I can. I dress for myself- I don't care if you don't like it, it's my opinion that matters. And that's how it should be...

Clothes should make you happy and feel good. It sounds so cliche but every person is beautiful in their own way. I want to help you show the rest of the world what makes you beautiful.

Monday, September 14, 2009

xoxo gossip girl

The clothes on Gossip Girl are FABULOUS!
Blair definitely is the best dressed- always impeccable, but Serena and Vanessa arent playing around either.
Whoever is their costume designer knows what they are doing...
And the Anna Sui collection for Target promises to be pretty exciting.
For those of you who havent seen it yet, http://www.target.com/b/179-0968041-3518019?node=1294293011&ref=tgt_adv_XSHA3682&AFID=googlestr&CPNG=annasui&LNM=anna_sui_collection&LID=
Im not impressed by her looks for Vanessa or Jenny, but Serena and Blair both have some cute items. My favorite is the blue dress in the second look for Blair- definitely a must have for the fall

you know you love me,
xoxo gossip girl

vmas- what were they thinking?

I was lucky enough to go to MTV's VMAs yesterday... And it was amazing.

I got to see everyone and was even on tv briefly.

But as crazy as it was with Kanye West and Lil Mama, the clothes people wore were even crazier!
Sequins were everywhereee- skirts, shirts, shoes, hats, gloves, and oddly enough, even on some people's faces.
There were as many hits as there were misses- Kristen Stewart finally got it right with her pixie cut, cute dress and matching high heels; Katy Perry's make up was flawless; Taylor Swift could wear a paper bag and look incredible, but she rocked both a sequined dress and a short red dress; Adam Brody was clean cut and gorgeous. And then there was Amber Rose's snake skinned body suit, Perez Hilton's painted hands, Asher Roth and his mustache, J-lo's velvet shrug, Fefe Dobson's whole outfit, Alexa Chung and her old lady dress...
And dont even get me started on Lady Gaga. There is a difference between creative and crazy.

Speaking of crazy, what was going on with everyone's hair? Kanye's maze, Leighton Meester's poof, Perez's fiery mohawk, Joe Perry's Cruella DeVille do,Lil Mama's braids, and of course Lady Gaga. I didnt even recognize Cassie because of her crazy half shaved head, half full ponytail- and I sat right behind her!

And that was just the celebrities. I was a seat filler so I had to wait in a holding room for hours with a couple hundred people all waiting for their chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. I couldnt believe what they were wearing- sequins, corsets, tutus, netted hats, gloves, full on 80's half tops and high tops, and clown bow ties. I dont understand how people can leave the house looking such a mess. Its called a mirror people, use it!

But on a serious note, it was probably the best night of my life. chace crawford touched me and said im beautiful,adam brody smiled,waved and said thank you when i said i love you,I sat behind diddy and in front of adam samberg and told adam I loved his music, I got kicked out of my seat by lil mama, and saw gaga, jack black, kanye, beyonce, shakira, leighton meester, tracy morgan, taylor lautner, rob pattinson, kristen stewart, jlo, pink, and kristin cavalleri up close and personal! Plus I was on tv! Thank you so much to 1iota for letting me go!