30 November 2011

Rihanna Designs A Line For Armani

Are you a Rihanna fan?

If so, you will certainly be excited to discover that she teamed up with Armani to design her own line of clothes! She collaborated on lines for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear.

The capsule collection is available in store now.

Song of the Day

I love Drake && this is one of my favorite songs by him. For some reason, when I put this song on, I reflect on my life.

"I'm urging all daughters to kiss their mothers, with those lips that all that lipstick covers, you're never too grown up to miss and hug her."

29 November 2011

Beauty Tip

Need to dry your nails in a hurry?

Paint your nails, wait until you can touch them without polish coming off on your finger, and then run them under old water. Make sure that you don't turn the water on full force as you can mess up your polish that way.

The science behind it is that the cold hardens the nail polish.

How To Walk In && Be The Center of Attention.

Let's Have Some Fun With Layers

Let's Have Some Fun With Layers

Ralph Lauren wrap cardigan
£1,327 - stylebop.co.uk

Dion Lee shirts blouse
$500 - net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny fit jeans
£140 - vanmildert.com

Christian Louboutin nude platform pump
$1,075 - bergdorfgoodman.com

Valentino leopard print handbag
£1,535 - net-a-porter.com

Metal jewelry
$35 - topshop.com

Jeffrey Campbell Skate Boots/ Alain Quilici Payson Skate Boots

I love Jeffrey Campbell's designs. His shoes are beautiful and innovative. I'm also a Beyonce fan and when I saw her wearing boots that looked like ice skates, I was intrigued. After a bit of research, I discovered that she was wearing Alain Quilici Payson Skate Boots, which retail for an impressive $1180.

However, I doubt that I'll be able to buy a pair of $1180 boots. So I began searching for an alternative to these, and I quickly found them. Thanks to Necole Bitchie I found the Jeffrey Campbell Skate Boots. They were spotted on Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran. The boots retail for $244, which may still be pricey for some, but is MUCH more affordable than $1180.

*bottom two images courtesy of Necole Bitchie

Song of the Day

Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit is Song of the Day today because it's 5:40 am && I feel kind of angsty. One of my favorite Nirvana songs.

"Here we are now, entertain us."

28 November 2011


Is anyone else having a problem with viewing their new followers?

Blogger is showing me that I have new followers but when I click on the Followers Link they aren't there! Does anyone know what I? can do to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

Trend Watch: Pailettes

A big trend for this holiday season is Pailettes! This trend is amazing, classy, and a just a little bit sexy! The only real drawbacks to wearing an outfit with Pailettes are that if the Pailettes are sewn on poorly, they can be snagged on things && probably come off, and the fact that pieces with Pailettes on them are dry clean only.

However I think this is a fun trend! I plan to make my own Pailette sweater && I'm looking for a Pailette dress. Will you try this trend?

GoJane- $32.50

Michael Kors- $325

Scala- $177.99


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Song of the Day

This song is "old" by some people's standards but I still love it! The video really embodied the fun vibes that the song gives off!

Enjoy. :)

Beauty Tip

Do you have a favorite nail polish that you love but it takes way too many coats for it to appear opaque?

I have a tip for you. Before you paint your nails with the color you want, paint your nails with one coat of an opaque white color. Your color will appear  opaque and no one will know that you have a coat of white nail polish on!

Try OPI's Alpine Snow!

Tom Ford: SS Collection 2012

This post is coming a bit late as a peak at the collection was released about a week and a half ago. He let Vogue have an exclusive look at his new womenswear collection (that darn Anna Wintour!).

If you've been following the fashion industry as closely as I have then you will know that during London Fashion Week, his collection separated people into one of two groups. You either completely loved the collection, or you felt that it definitely was not his best work.

I personally love the collection and Tom Ford. His looks are always edgy yet classy. Classic, with just enough of a trendy touch so that you can wear the clothes and still let your inner fashionista run free, yet still wear the pieces three seasons from now.

Enough of my opinion though! Check out the collection!

26 November 2011

Song of the Day

In case you didn't notice, I'm a huge Auburn fan! Today we played Alabama in the Iron Bowl and unfortunately we weren't able to spoil their national championship hopes. However, I still love my Tigers and look forward to beating Bama next year.

So in honor of our Iron Bowl win last year (we came back from a 24-0 deficit!!!) here is our version of Alabama's famous Rammer Jammer!


Celebrity Style Star of the Week: Alexa Chung

This week's Celebrity Style Star of the Week is Alexa Chung!

Now I know everyone is rolling their eyes at such an obvious choice. I mean, have you seen Alexa Chung? She's gorgeous, always dressed to the 9's, and she's incredibly funny.

Her style is such a huge inspiration for me because she has style but she's into fashion. Alexa takes trends and she makes them her own. Whether she's pilgrim dressing or rocking a top-handle bag (you can check out my post on this trend here.) she always makes being trendy look so darn effortless.

So I dedicate this post to the amazing style of Alexa Chung:

Alexa rocking a top-handle bag.

Looking stylish in a double denim outfit.

Sophisticated in a sequined dress.

Trend Watch: Top-Handle Bags

I love bags! Totes, shoulder bags, clutches, over-sized clutches...I LOVE them all!

A big trend now is top-handle bags. They're undeniably chic and prim. They give any outfit a lady-like flair, whether it be the power suit you throw on to go to the office, or the sexy little black dress with the corset top that you wear out for a night with the girls!

They've been spotted on several stylish ladies! Including Alexa Chung (who is our Celebrity Style Star of the Week! :)), Rachel Zoe, and Rose Byrne.

Check out some photos of my favorite top-handle bags:

Michael Kors Sutton Top-Handle Bag: $995

Barbara Bui Woven Leather Top Handle Bag

Michael Kors Quinn Small-Top Handle Bag- $995

Forever 21 Faux Croc Top-Handle Bag W/ Shoulder Strap- $19.80

25 November 2011

In The Nude

Went for a nude color on my nails this time. I think it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Ring:Forever 21

20 November 2011

Song of the Day

Another song that I love to listen to while completing a project or while I'm getting dressed. When I'm in my room getting dressed and Kanye West's verse comes on, I get so much life.

"I'm so fresh bitch, I should be arrested."


Got an awesome opportunity for tomorrow.

Making my dreams come true. One step at a time.

&& I'm feeling the pressure. But I'm going to...MAKE. IT. WORK.

19 November 2011

Song of the Day

I didn't particularly care for this song at first, but as time has passed I've grown to love it. I feel like it embodies my confident (some would say cocky) nature while I'm doing anything that I'm doing. Creating a new piece for my wardrobe, getting dressed, anything I do, I do it with confidence and the attitude that I'm going to knock it out of the park and do it like no one's ever seen it done before. <3

"As you can see we done bodied the damn lames, Lord please let them accept the things that they can't change. && pray that all of their pain be champagne."

Photo Shoot Fresh. Looking Like Wealth...

Today I wanted my look to be stylish and effortless for a day out with friends and family. This is what I came up with.

Striped Blazer: Talbots
Gray V-Neck: Ambiance Apparel
Silk Pajama Pants: Argenti
Wedges: Styluxe
Fur Clutch: I Made It

18 November 2011

New Project

A DIY fur clutch. I love it.

front of the clutch

back of the clutch

17 November 2011

Song of the Day

I love Ciara. This song is one of my favorite songs by her because I feel like it's so relevant to my life. I can relate to everything she's saying in this song. Slacking off for a little bit, somebody trying to come for your spot, and that just inspires you and makes you want to go harder. I can relate to having somebody you fell in love with not being who you thought they were and how you feel like the signs were there and could have been prevented.

Enjoy. :)

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DIY Clutches

Help, I've fallen in love with clutches and I can't get up. :/

Today I made an impromptu trip to Hobby Lobby (My mother and I will be going this weekend. I plan on getting materials for another clutch and a couple more pairs of earrings.)

I made a gray && brown suede fringe clutch, and a sequined clutch. Check out some pics below.

The Back of My Tan & Gold Sequined Clutch

The Front of My Tan & Gold Sequined Clutch

Gray & Brown Suede Fringe Clutch