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Friday, December 30, 2011

New Items Added to My Etsy Store!

For those of you who haven’t been to my Etsy store “Once Upon a Hanger”, please take a look at some of the new items I have added. There are 25 for now but I am sure I will be adding more as time goes on. Some of my favorite pieces are…

This really great giraffe print boyfriend blazer! It is a size medium and is only $15.99. It would look great with a black dress and tights or a pair of skinny jeans! This would surely be a great conversation piece.

giraffeThis very regal wrap skirt that reminds me of Hermes or Gucci. The colors are incredible and it is one size fits most meaning you can adjust it to fit you! This could be worn in the winter with tights and boots or in the summer with a crispy white button down and wedges. Priced at $19.99 this is a true value as skirts this quality simply don’t exist for a low price point.

wrap skirt My favorite piece in the store is this black and gold sweater. The metallic flame like details are really special and would brighten up a dull winter day with a pair of skinny jeans or a lackluster night with a mini! It has front AND back detailing. A true find at $16.99. Size medium.

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If you would like to see more items please visit my store! Every purchase comes with a coupon code for your next visit!

Stay stylish!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My New Etsy Shop, OnceUponAHanger

For those of you who frequent Etsy, you know what a fun site it is filled with all sorts of handmade and vintage items to purchase. My vintage/thrift shop is up and running and I just made my first sale yesterday. I have been adding items frequently so keep a look out.  Everything is under $30!

Below are some items that I currently have up for sale, happy shopping!

IMG_1650 This great gold metallic sweater would look great with a pair of jeans or with a skirt. The possibilities are endless.

yellow blazer This vibrant yellow boyfriend blazer would look great with just about anything!

If you have any questions email me at bm628825@gmail.com

I accept PayPal and am PayPal verified. I also ship internationally.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Post-Holiday Shopping Tips

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday and I hope that Santa was very good to you as well. I am sure that many of you got either money and/or gift cards from family and friends. I am sure you are excited to spend them, so here are some post-holiday shopping tips.

1. Beware of impulse buys- There are going to be stores trying to sell you as much as they can. Avoid what I call “register” purchases. A good example is at stores like H&M or Forever 21 that have very cute and cheap merchandise near the registers. It could be umbrellas, make-up, hair ties, etc. Ask yourself, “Do I really need these floral nail files?” Chances are you don’t. If you’re still not convinced, think about how these little purchases add up over time. If you spend an extra $5 at five different stores that’s $25 you could have had to buy a cute dress or top.

2. Make a list- Never go “blind shopping”. Go through your closet and think about what you have and what you could get to go with it. This expands your wardrobe. Before you purchase an item, check your list. Think about the pieces ability to match with other items.  Now I am not saying that certain items should be overlooked. If you see a sequined leopard top in regular leopard print or pink leopard print, ask yourself, “Which goes with more items in my closet?” Go with the regular print.

3. Beware of sales- Just because something is 80% off does not mean it is something you need. This is how we fill our closets with filler. It is often these items that we end up never wearing.

4. Look for inspiration- Pick up the latest fashion magazines or check out blogs online for some ideas if you are feeling uncertain as to what to buy.

5. Try everything on- I cannot say this enough. It is so important to never judge an item by how it looks on a hanger, a hanger does not have shape. Buy what fits you, not what you hope will fit in a few months.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Merry Christmas to All!

Wishing you and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever you may celebrate. Be kind and stay safe. There is still time for a Christmas act of kindness. I donated to Toys for Tots, what will you do?

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Modern Take: Audrey Hepburn

My modern take on Audrey Hepburn's "pink look" from Breakfast at Tiffany's.



Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Party Hostess

During my holiday visit with my family yesterday, my aunt gave me a really great present. When I got to thinking about it, it would make a great gift for the hostess of a Christmas party you may be attending this week or next weekend. It is simple, yet chic. If you are invited to a holiday party, take a hostess gift. While a bottle of wine may be nice, these colorful (or any colorful) napkins would be a fun yet inexpensive way to brighten up the party and your snacks too!

IMG_1673 The napkins say, “Oh what fun it is to shop.”

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: The Little Ones

If any of you have children, nieces, nephews, cousins, or even the children of friends, you may be riddled as to what to get them for Christmas. There are so many toys out there today that are fancy and need way too many batteries. From my many years of babysitting I have noticed that children do like fancy toys, but they almost always like simple ones better.

Since this is a fashion blog I tried to find gifts that kept with my theme. I came across these sets on Fat Brain Toys and think that they are simple yet provide creativity for kids.

The first set is a Maggie Leigh Magnetic Dress Up Kit that is only $11.95. Her outfits can be mixed and matched and everything can be easily organized and stored in the box that comes with the set. Perfect for travel and for your budget!

Now for the boys, I am sure that some of you say that boys should not be exposed to any “girly” toys. Well, I have seen many a little boy play with his sister’s toys and turn out just fine. Guess what I used to play with? My brother’s Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Hess Trucks, and army men. I would dig up worms in the dirt and climb trees. I turned out just fine.

Therefore, I recommend this Magnetic Pretend Play Jack set for boys. He can be whatever sports star he chooses. So there it is… a doll for boys minus the stigma and for only $10.95

Photo Credits: Fat Brain Toys

Check Out the New Items in My Store!

My online thrift shop has some new editions! http://otherpeoplestrash.bigcartel.com/

Like these great heels!

black and gold heels

This sweater!

black and gold sweater

This blazer!

yellow blazer 

This top!

tee with piping

And this skirt!

draw skirt

Everything is under $20!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Tech Savvy Friend

As our world progresses into the future, technology advances and we find ourselves becoming more dependent on our electronic devices. They can be smart phones, iPhones, iPads, or whatever else you may use. I personally think that in the fashion world, the iPad is a staple and necessity. It makes sense as most bloggers, editors, stylists, and designers use Mac desktops and laptops. So my pick for your “tech savvy” friend would be this Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad case that comes in five colors and is $48. (It fits both the iPad and iPad 2 so no worries.) If you don’t like this case their are many more out there.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Walk the Talk 2011

This past Saturday I attended the Walk the Talk Fashion Event in Philadelphia. I want to start out by thanking Rebecca of Can Ya Heel Me and Tweety of Young Hip & Chic for organizing the event as well as Angela Edmunds of Showroom 77 for hosting the event in her great space. It was a fantastic party with great food provided by Josette Cuisine. It proved to be a success as guests continued to arrive until the very end.

So now of course you want to see some pictures! I will admit that I didn’t take many (I was too busy talking!) but others did and they came out great.

The first image is from OpenSky’s blog. They are a really cool on-line company comprised of products which are chosen by stylish stars such as Molly Sims and designer Cynthia Rowley. They were one of the sponsors of the event and were kind enough to make sure we all got these Jane Marvel makeup bags as well as a $10 credit for the site. suasanne and i  Photo credit: OpenSky Blog

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If you think that is where the goodies ended, you are wrong. I want to say thank you to Sole Society for giving away free shoes! I got this great pair of flats that I am in love with… (the slipper look is so in right now).

IMG_1619Just when I thought I was creative, Nina from House of Teiwiata on Etsy has created shoe clips! They are a fun way to add some color to your shoes and were free thanks to Nina! 

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Here’s a look at the shoe clips on a pair of my black pumps…

IMG_1629 All I want to say about the next item is that I never win anything… EVER. Until Walk the Talk. I was the oh so proud winner of a necklace from Just Fabulous. It is stunning in person.

necklacePhoto credit: 528 Spoken Truth

IMG_1622I only ended up making one purchase for the day and that was from Mijourne Jewelry. They have some really awesome products and are super friendly! Check out this awesome necklace.

IMG_1639If you would like to see more pictures check out 528 Spoken Truth’s page dedicated to the event. Just two more to end my post!

banner Just a shout out to my new friend Susanne Sacchetti. She is a model for FBH. Check out her portfolio!

thinking Just thinking about all the great, stylish people I met!

Once again, I had a great time and am looking forward to the next event!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Outfit Post

Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick outfit post today. I am starting a new job this week and have a good bit of work to do for it. Yesterday I attended Walk the Talk in Philadelphia and had a blast. I will be posting about my experience there on Tuesday.

pink blazer Blazer- H&M

T-shirt- H&M

Necklace- Just Fabulous (Won this at Walk the Talk!)

Shorts- TJMaxx

Boots- Zigi Soho

Friday, December 9, 2011

My First Shellac Manicure

Since I have my blogging event tomorrow I figured it was time to get a manicure, something that I haven’t had in a long time. I am pretty good at doing my own nails and try to save money that way but sometimes you just want to be pampered. I decided to try a gel manicure with CND Shellac. I chose the color Asphalt. I don’t really get caught up in nail polish color trends so I usually stick to a greige (gray/beige) or darker gray.

The great thing about shellac is that it lasts for 14 days and for some people, even longer. It does not damage nails and is a great alternative to acrylic nails, especially if your natural nails have the capability to grow long.

The salon experience I had was fantastic. Polished Salon has locations in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania as well as Hockessin and Wilmington, Delaware. Polished is a natural nails salon, see their motto below.

“Polished Salon provides a fun and new approach to healthy, natural nails in a safe, fume free environment.”

CND Shellac Asphalt Gel Polish, 0.25 fl. oz.

Photo credit: Amazon

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: The Girlfriend (or any female) Who Has Everything

We all know at least one… the girl who has everything. What does one get this girl? Well, I happen to think that any type of primping or pampering gift is a great idea. My aunt recently purchased this Smashbox makeup palette and has been raving about it. She paid $100 but they have a sick deal right now where you can get it for $45! Smashbox makeup is an extremely well-crafted product which makes this a total steal. It also gives your girl a chance to experiment as the palette comes with 45 shades of eye shadow, nine cream eye liners, three blushes, one bronzer, two soft lights (illuminating powders), six lip glosses, and four mini brushes.

The palette is organized into three types of looks for INDIE GLAM (bold, sexy shades), POP ICON (bright, playful hues) and MOD CHIC (polished, pretty colors). It doesn’t get any easier!

BE DISCOVERED BLOCKBUSTER PALETTE

Photo credit: Smashbox

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Furry Friends

I think that during the holidays it is important to remember our furry, fuzzy, scaly, and even feathery friends. I myself have a guinea pig and know that I will be giving him a special treat this holiday. For those of you with larger pets it is easier to find more fashionable gifts such as this pet bed.

I am a huge fan of up-cycling and think it is a great way to reuse items that might otherwise end up in landfills. This suitcase bed would be perfect for a small dog or cat. It is $59 and available here.

Black and Red Cherry Rockabilly Large Retro Suitcase Pet Bed

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Azure

I cannot say that I wear jeans very often but I finally found a brand that I love. Paige denim creates well constructed jeans with a high price tag but you can find them at stores like Nordstrom Rack for under $100 a pair.

blue Jeans- Paige Denim

Blazer- Vintage

Clutch- TJMaxx

Shoes- TJMaxx

Necklace- Vintage

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Boyfriend (FiancĂ©, Husband, etc.) Who Doesn’t Like Getting Dressed Up

This gift guide is for those of you who have boyfriends who don’t like getting dressed up. They don’t like shopping or picking out things to wear. This Christmas would be a good time to add a nice dress shirt to their wardrobe. They can be worn with dress pants, suits, or even jeans.

If you want to add some class to their wardrobe, I suggest a dress shirt from Express. They have a good variety of fits and colors so the choices are endless. The 1MX Modern Fit Stretch Cotton Shirt is my pick as it is a modern take on the classic dress shirt. They are currently $59.90 and if you buy one you get another for $19.90.

My two personal favorites: Grape Punch and Polo Match

Credit: Express

Next up: What to get for those furry friends!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: A Gift for Your Friend Who Likes Fashion

For the next few weeks I will be doing blog posts on potential gifts for your family and friends. Today I will be covering your friend who loves all things fashionable. She or he loves to shop, cares about current fashion trends, and has an eye for all things stylish. I recently wrote an article for Meets Obsession on this item and felt that it should be shared with others as well.


Do you remember playing memory match as a kid? I know that I do and was beyond excited when I saw this game. That's right... it's Street Style Matching. For those of you who don't know, street style is a type of fashion photography done right on the streets of many American and international cities. As a photographer, you look for people who catch your eye and snap a photo of them in whatever they may be wearing. This style of photography has really taken over in the past few years, especially during fashion week. When it comes to dressing myself, I look to street style for inspiration. One of the best sites to check out is the god of street style himself, Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist.


Barbara Iweins, the photographer responsible for these pictures, is from Belgium. There are two versions of the game, one is available for purchase and the other for pre-order on Amazon for just over $10. This is perfect for those of you on a budget.


Happy Shopping!


Next up for the gift guide: Your boyfriend who hates dressing up (don't worry I will cover girlfriends as well)




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY D&G Necklace

So I have really fallen in love with the D&G alphabet letter necklaces from their AW 2011 collection.

D&GDesigner jewelry can be extremely beautiful and creative but it comes with a heavy price tag. I decided to make my own and I think it came out pretty well and for only $11.

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I basically braided three sections of chain then braided those braids together. Altogether I used nine sections of chain. The letters you see are alphabet and number magnets with the magnets removed.

If you would like a necklace let me know, I could give you a price quote.  I could also make a bracelet.

bm628825@gmail.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

It Feels Good to Be a Blogger VIP

I am more than excited to have been invited and to attend a fashion blogger VIP event in Philadelphia on the tenth of December. The event is called Walk the Talk and is a holiday party for VIP bloggers and their fans. There are shoes, accessories, massages, food, and of course… FUN! About 300 bloggers from Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey are attending the event. Did I mention there will be free gift bags full of goodies from sponsors? Score!



I am looking forward to promoting my blog and getting my name out there some more. I will be blogging about the experience and its glamorousness.Now I have to decide what to wear… Ah the choices.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lime and Lace

Just an outfit post...



Shirt- Thrifted

Shorts- Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tights- HUE

Watch- Fossil

Bracelet- So Good

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Follow Up to the Do’s and Don’ts of Your Thanksgiving Outfit

Using Shop Style I created a look for you to get some inspiration for your Thanksgiving outfit. Do not worry about the brand or price of each piece. What matters is that you can get some ideas for when you are choosing what you wear on Thursday.


I love this neon dress and shoes! I thought a fun way to add some sparkle to your outfit would be a sequined blazer and fun jewelry. Remember, keep your bag small!


This is my last post before Thanksgiving, so I wish you and all your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe.




Monday, November 21, 2011

In memory of my mother, Happy Birthday.

Today my mom would have turned 60. Looking back upon all she did for me I can’t help but think that she would be so proud of my blog and my budding styling career. She was a very fashionable person herself and had an undying love for gold jewelry and leather bags. I thank her for giving me such creative freedom when dressing myself even at a young age. When other girl’s parents were keeping their leash too tight, my mom was urging me to wear the eclectic outfits that I wore then and still wear today. She never urged me to pile on makeup but at the same time she never told me I couldn’t wear it as she said it enhanced my features. She helped me develop a strong sense of being as well as self confidence, even if I wasn’t feeling very beautiful at the time (we all had those awkward stages.) She also urged me to not follow trends. She was not a fan of Ugg boots but got me a pair one Christmas anyways because she knew I wanted them oh so badly. I give her credit because after a month or so I realized how unoriginal they were and how just about every girl on campus looked like a clone in their Ugg boots, Victoria’s Secret PINK sweatpants, and North Face fleece. She pushed me to be a creative leader, not a follower and for this I will always be thankful. I love you Mom, Happy Birthday.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Thanksgiving Outfit

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with the people we love and care about. Many of these people we might only see a few times a year. What better way to show your holiday cheer then dressing yourself up and adding some color and sparkle to the dinner table!

Do’s

1. Wear something colorful! Thanksgiving is a holiday! What would our finger turkeys from first grade be without their colorful feathers? Go with colors that best suit your skin tone. If you want to wear black then use colorful accessories to add to your blank canvas.

2. Wear comfortable shoes. This one goes especially for the ladies who might be tempted to wear your new pumps from ALDO with a five inch heel. The last thing you want are blisters, OUCH!

3. Paint your nails or have them done professionally. At the very least give yourself a natural nail manicure so that those cuticles are cleaned up. You would be surprised how many people look at your hands. Please try to pass on the acrylics. They do a lot of damage to your nails and are starting to cross the line into Tacky Town.

4. Wear a dress shirt or maybe a tie. This is for the guys. I can’t think of anything that makes a man look more handsome and put together. If you can’t bear a tie at least try for a dress shirt (Express has great options for guys) and some dress slacks or even dark denim.

5. Wear an apron if you plan on helping to cook or are doing the majority of cooking yourself. Nothing would be worse than walking around with stains on your clothes.

Don’ts

1. Don’t be afraid of some sparkle. It is the start of the holidays and what better time to add a little shimmer to your ensemble. If you are afraid to try it start small. Think of a sequined clutch or sparkly costume jewelry.

2. Don’t bring a tote bag or enormous purse with you. Unless you have a baby. In that case it is okay. Consider this a dinner just like one you would go to with a group of girlfriends. A small clutch that fits your necessities is all you need.

3. Don’t forget to keep hair and makeup vibrant yet simple. Thanksgiving is not the time to try your best Amy Winehouse cat eye liner. Your family and friends want to see the real, beautiful you. Try a shimmery shadow or lip gloss for some sparkle!

4. Don’t wear something that makes you uncomfortable. I am not saying that you should wear sweatpants, PLEASE DON’T! Just make sure that whatever you wear fits you properly and doesn’t make you fidget. Example: Way too short miniskirt. 

5. Don’t forget to layer. If you live in an area where Thanksgiving means a chilly day then please dress accordingly. I guess that goes for my friends down south as well, except you will be chilly from the AC.

Just a little advice to make your holiday enjoyable, colorful, and FASHIONABLE! If you have any style questions please feel free to email me at bm628825@gmail.com !

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Necklace and Costume Jewelry Protection

There are many times that I have wanted to buy costume jewelry but some of the pieces in today’s stores are constructed of cheap materials and turn my skin green. While I was in New York my aunt begged me to go into a costume jewelry store with her on Bleeker Street called So Good. I am usually hesitant of these types of stores as the ones on Canal Street have scarred me in the past. I now refuse to go to Canal Street as I am completely against the illegal manufacturing of fake purses, jewelry, sunglasses, and whatever else they rip off nowadays. Designers work hard to create their unique designs and I would rather not have a  Mulberry Alexa than have a fake.

So Good is a lot different than the other stores. It is in a really great location minus the seedy crowd of Canal and the tourists. When I first walked in I was hesitant because the jewelry was very “blingy” and sugary sweet. Think rhinestone cupcake rings…  Not really my cup of tea.

Once I walked around the store I noticed that not all was saccharine and was able to find the necklace pictured below. My boyfriend came up with a solution to the tarnishing of my costume jewelry which is confirmed on the internet by many people with the same problem. All you need to do is spray the jewelry with a clear lacquer. If you are going to do this please make sure you go outside in the open air. It will take some time for each side to dry but it is totally worth it. I am not sure how long the finish will hold up but my other jewelry that has been sprayed looks good even after a few months. This is great considering a cheap ring used to turn my finger green after one night.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beauty Blog: Baby Lips by Maybelline

While my blog focuses mostly on fashion, I feel that beauty products go hand in hand with the newest “it” bag, shoes, or coat. After seeing Baby Lips advertised I was interested in trying them out. I do not like lipstick as it tends to feel too heavy and at times dry. Baby Lips is a moisturizing balm available in two clear balms (one is peppermint scented) as well as four colored balms. The balms claim to repair lip condition as well as provide SPF protection. My local CVS had a BOGO deal so I managed to get four of them for $8. IMG_1538Orange tube- Cherry me, Pink tube- Pink Punch, Aqua tube- Grape Vine, Blue tube- Quenched 

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The two not pictured would be the clear balm that is peppermint scented in a lime green tube as well as a peachy/nude color in a purple tube.

If you are looking for a new lip treatment I would recommend these as they provide moisture and if needed a hint of color. The fun design on the tubes doesn’t hurt either.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Personal Style Q&A: Vintage Leather Jackets

I have asked my Facebook friends (and now my blog followers as well) to ask me style questions that I can share with the public. They can be about anything your sartorial heart desires. If you have a question for me please email me at bm628825@gmail.com and I will be glad to answer your style questions on my blog! If you wish to remain anonymous no worries, I will not include your name.



The first question I was asked was about vintage leather jackets.


Q: J from Delaware asks...


"I've been looking for a new leather jacket for a while, but I'm really unsatisfied with what I've seen in retail stores. I also have a hard time justifying a custom made Aero (to clarify for readers this is a leather goods company out of Scotland). So I switched gears about a week ago and started looking at vintage leather on eBay, but I'd really like to buy something in person. Any ideas of where I should look? Do you have any advice on going about getting a jacket altered and cleaned? Or on what style/color would look best on me?"



A: Dear J,



I feel that with an investment piece such as a leather jacket it is something you absolutely must see, feel, and try on in person. While an Aero jacket is nice, there are many more budget-friendly options out there for you to try. I recently bought a leather jacket at TJMaxx and am very satisfied with what I got. If you have run the gamut of retail stores and have found nothing, I think vintage would be your next area of exploration. When it comes to finding something that is vintage or thrifted there are many various outlets to search.



The first would be a Goodwill or Salvation Army type store. Many people scoff at such places but I have seen firsthand many a leather jacket and fur at these stores in decent shape. One of the best things about vintage leather is that it is broken in and usually feels a lot better when you are wearing it. That being said, if those types of stores are a no go then I would suggest doing research on privately owned vintage clothing stores in your area. There is a store in Centerville, Delaware called Rags to Riches Upscale Resale. The store is great and now offers men's clothing. When it comes to stores with limited inventory such as this, call ahead! Tell them what you are looking for so that if the answer is "no" you can save yourself some gas money. Being that we live close to Philadelphia, this may prove to be a good place for finding a vintage jacket as well. One store in particular named Philly AIDS Thrift is an AWESOME vintage store that carries not only men's and women's vintage clothing but homegoods, records, and jewelry as well.



If you are still having trouble finding a jacket, try Craigslist! I am a huge fan of looking for vintage clothing on there as there is the possibility of visiting the seller to try it on before your purchase. As for getting the jacket altered and cleaned you need to research tailors in your area. The cleaning can be done at a dry cleaners but they might have to have it shipped out to another cleaning facility for a more delicate process. This can cost upwards of $30. I would not recommend having the jacket tailored at the cleaners even though most offer this service. Do your research on tailors and seamstresses in your area so you can get the jacket to fit just right. Tailoring is expensive but if you get a good deal on a jacket and are below budget you will have money to spare.


The style of jacket you choose is more a personal preference but I think that no one can go wrong with a black leather jacket with a little edge to it, think rock and roll. If you are thinking about a certain color keep in mind that it might not go well with your entire wardrobe like black would. Whatever style you end up choosing keep in mind that is should not be baggy or loose. This is where the tailor would come in.


The picture below is from Burberry Prorsum's SS 2011 Menswear Collection. I think it shows a really nice leather jacket for some inspiration.



Photo: Style.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

This is the town that never sleeps…

I visited my aunt and uncle in New York this weekend. I had been looking forward to the trip and the company, considering I hadn’t seen them since July. My aunt, who loves fashion just as much as I do, took a trip into the city with my boyfriend and myself. I got to introduce my aunt to stores like Zara and Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh is actually new to me as well and all I can say is that it is going to be an extremely successful retail store in the US (they are a Canadian-based company). I also managed to visit some thrift shops near my aunt’s house in Westchester county. Some pictures from the trip are below!

IMG_1522 Jacket- Halogen

Dress- Forever 21

Tights- Hue

Bag- Handcrafted in Mexico

Shoes- DSW

Necklace- Vintage from Etsy

Sunglasses- Steve Madden

My boyfriend noticed this billboard and my aunt and I found it to be rather ironic considering we were on our way to look at some vintage clothing. Despite being in New York she and I spent very little money. Vintage stores in New York City with decent prices are hard to come by and should be treasured when found. Either way it was still fun to browse.  IMG_1531

Aunt Lish and i in Bryant Park.

lish and i

Friday, November 4, 2011

Style.com Magazine Has Arrived!




I was so excited when this arrived in the mail this week. For anyone who knows anything about fashion, Style.com should be your ultimate online reference for all that is sartorial. In the age of magazine crashes and plunders, Style.com has succeded in releasing a new print magazine available through online order. The first (HUGE) issue revolves around the SS 2012 collections and is available for $6.99. If you love fashion I suggest you sacrifice one of your usual magazine purchases this month and go for this one. If you are somewhat clueless when it comes to fashion, get this magazine anyways. As much as magazines like People Style Watch and InStyle are fun to look at, it is really great to go deeper into fashion week with a magazine such as this that covers so many facets of the world of style.