Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


High-tops Aren't Just for Kids Anymore!

Okay, let’s face it: the new synonym for college is broke. Broke as a JOKE. So as we all venture on this 4 year (or probably longer because let’s face it we aren’t all going to strike it rich anytime soon...or at least I won’t be!) journey of just barely getting by and “making it work”, I’ve decided to step in and try to make things as easy as possible on everyone’s wallet! Here I’ll share with you the DIY’s and looks for less that I deem necessary for survival in this struggle I like to call “life”.

So to make it clear, I am all for saving whenever I can and spending as little as possible on everything I buy. I’ve become quite the savvy shopper and ebay-er and I look for a deal even when there usually isn’t one. So, I am happy to present to you all a flurry of DIY’s that are actually worth your time and many a look for less so we are all able to be just as stylish as when we didn’t actually have real bills to pay.

The Look: Olivia Palermo , street-style

For Less:

Since I work at Forever 21, I'm usually pretty up to date on the stock we receive, what we get a lot of and what sells out fast. So, naturally, this is the store I turn to first when I'm shopping because it's convenient and affordable. So just to start out, most of this outfit is from Forever 21, but I'll try to focus on a different store for each outfit.

So, it is my pleasure to present this lovely look to you, the complete package, the whole she-bang, for under $150!

1. Forever 21 Cropped Knit Blazer, $29.80 in Navy

2. Forever 21 Oversize V-Neck Tee, $9.80 in Cream

3. Forever 21 Cuffed Cotton Capri w/ Belt, $22.80 in Light Olive

4. Forever 21 Contrast High Top Sneakers, $14.50 in Navy

5. Forever 21 Anchor Chain Bracelet, $10.80 in Gold

6. Aldo "Teem" Tote, $55.00 in Cognac

Your Total Cost: $142.70

Olivia’s Cost for her Hermes Birkin Bag at the discounted OUTLET price: still $589 (with the regular price ranging anywhere from $9,000 - $150,000 according to the materials used).


Monday, September 5, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Comes to Michigan

This Thursday September 8th, Grand Rapids will be a part of the worldwide retail event, Fashion's Night Out. The annual affair is the kick off to Fashion Week in New York City and allows customers to help restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy, and put the fun back in shopping at various stores in multiple cities. In the United States, FNO is a collaboration between Vogue Magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. Spearheaded by the international editions of Vogue, countries including England, China, Japan, India, Italy, France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, and Taiwan are also participating in the festivities.

To be apart of this global event, head out to Grand Rapids for some fashionable fun, chic in-store events and amazing deals!

To purchase a FNO t-shirt, which a percentage of the sales from the Fashion?s Night Out T-shirt will be donated to the NYC AIDS Fund, or learn more about attending this free event, go to


Monday, August 29, 2011

On the Dot

The classic and fun polka dot print is back this fall. Polka dots on a sheer fabric are popular among celebs, such as Jessica Szohr and Kate Winslet. Stella McCartney?s Fall 2011 RTW collection features a white sheer polka dot top. Try this trend with dark skinny jeans and heels for a night out!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fashion Meets Beauty

Breaking beauty news! Drugstore brand Sally Hansen is teaming up with fashion designer Alexander Wang in a collection of nail lacquers just in time for his Spring 2012 show. Debuting on the runway this September, the polish line is the first beauty venture for the fashion house. Our color prediction? A muted grey reminiscent of his punky-chic studded bags.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Style Smarts

With school starting in less than two weeks (eek!), finding chic and smart school supplies can sometimes be hard to find. But we've found the top 5 things you need to be fashionable and still get those A's!

1) Lilly Pulitzer Large Agenda ($24.95,

2) Marc Jacobs Sharpies ($2 each,

3) Banderole Pencil Set ($12,

4) Juicy Couture Vintage Floral USB Drive ($48,

5) Polka Dot Tape Set of Two ($10,


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fall Military Trends

Military inspired pieces are all the rage right now! Grab a pair of combat boots like these for $30 from Target to rock this trend. They look remarkably like Steve Madden?s version and cost $70 less. A fresher take would be to wear a cargo jacket instead of last fall?s skinny cargo pants. For a night out, heeled combat boots are an option. Look to celebrities like Jessica Alba and Rachel Bilson for inspiration.