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Trend Alert

August is always an exciting time for the fashion world, as preparations are busily being made for fashion week and fall and winter 2011/2012 color trends are being decided. Surprisingly, color trends for the upcoming colder months (my favorite kind of weather) are anything but typical. Darker colors are out and brighter colors are in.

Colors for Women’s Wear:

Purple, Orange, Red, Maroon, Caramel, Camel, Gold, Teal

Colors for Men’s Wear:

Blue, Camel, Orange, Yellow, Teal, Chocolate

The key to the upcoming seasons is not one specific color, but instead a mixture of different hues – mix and match!

Here’s a dress I found online, that mixes two different colors very well. I couldn’t stop looking at it! I am trying to refrain from buying it…even though the price is amazing.

Spiegel, Colorblock Jersey Dress, $34


Alexander McQueen at the Met

After reading all the hype about the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met in NYC, I was finally able to go last week! I found the exhibit to be interesting yet…strange, and actually a bit creepy. I know that McQueen has always been known for his controversial and shocking designs, but after seeing a number of them placed side by side at the Met, I was more or so…what’s the word…frightened? I felt like the exhibit really highlighted McQueen’s inner disturbances, which perhaps was part of his popularity. I have realized that while I call myself a “fashionista” I don’t necessarily like the “show” that goes along with fashion. This may be why I love LOFT so much, because the clothing is simple yet chic and available for every-day wear. It is much more practical.

What I was impressed with, was the way McQueen created pieces out of different textures and materials. For example, a beautiful dress out of real feathers or real flowers.

Here are a few photos of some of the designs included in the exhibit…taken before the security guard yelled at me “No photos allowed!” 😉

Feather head-wear.

Red feather dress.

Sea shell dress.

Black jacket and dress.

Asian influenced dress.

New Finds

My mom and I seem to have an obsession with T.J. Maxx/Marshall’s. Honestly, where can you get better deals?! We went shopping the other day, but since I am on a budget once again, I didn’t buy anything, just browsed (I know, very hard to believe). Look at these fun new finds.

T.J. Maxx, Fashionista Cookie Cutters, $4.99

Now I’m about as un-domestic as it gets – really, don’t ask me to cook or clean because you’ll end up having to do it all over again – but these are adorable! They are cookie cutters made especially for a “fashionista.” The cookie cutter shapes include, a dress, a shirt, a bag, and a diamond ring. Right up my alley.

T.J. Maxx, Wooden Candle, $12.99

This is a really nice coffee table decoration, especially with the “going green” trend. The candle holder is made out of bits of wood, and all the candles are a simple white. Of course you could buy different colored tea lights and use those as well.

T.J. Maxx, "Flyaway" Top, $12.99

“Flyaway” (for lack of a better term) tops, are the trend in summer fashion. I wasn’t sure what I thought of this at first, but now I think I’m starting to like these types of tops. The baggier the better this summer, and really it makes for a more comfortable day. What I love about this top, is the material is a sort of mesh/light sweater material.

Banana Selling on eBay

It is my ultimate dream and goal to own a little boutique one day, but alas I do not have the proper funds to do so (not yet!). I have been selling books on half.com for quite some time now, but wanted to start selling clothing as well. Since I am a self-proclaimed (and friend and family proclaimed) shopaholic, I often either a) wear the clothing I buy once or twice b) don’t wear the clothing at all (or even take the tags off) or c) have my “favorite” pieces which I wear over and over again. Many times I end up just giving my clothes away, so yesterday I put my first item of clothing up on eBay. Here it is!

Ebay, Banana Republic, Front of Silk Dress, $20.00

Ebay, Banana Republic, Back of Silk Dress, $20.00

Click here to see the dress as it is listed on eBay.

eBay buyers and sellers, any suggestions?

Easter Greetings

This Easter, my brother and I took a short road trip to visit my parents. My mom, who is an amazing cook and baker (unfortunately, I inherited none of her talents), surprised us with some delicious treats. Take a look at her creations! Not only were they absolutely delicious, but oh-so-pretty to look at.

Vanilla Cupcakes With Vanilla Icing and Toasted Coconut (yum!)

Chocolate Lasagna With Cream and Cherry Layers

And here are a few pictures of my Easter outfit. You will be shocked when you learn where I bought that dress…

Dress: BJ's, around $20, Blazer: LOFT around $30, Scarf: Inherited From Grandmother

Jacket: Bloomingdale's, Aqua, around $100

Flats: Macy's, Aerosoles, around $50

Yes, that dress is from BJ’s, as in the wholesale food store. I know what you’re thinking “You shop there for clothes?!” Well no, usually that is not my first choice for clothes (LOFT is!), but this dress really caught my eye, so I figured why not try it. I just loved the pink pattern on the front. Surprisingly, BJ’s has a large selection of designer clothing at very affordable prices.

The jacket in the second picture is a couple of seasons old, but always brightens up any outfit. It also matched perfectly to my BJ’s dress!

While I would usually never pay $50 for flats, it is necessary for me to wear comfortable shoes because my foot has been injured for some time. Heels are out. 😦 These were a great purchase – I would recommend them for anyone who does a lot of walking and wants something stylish but comfortable.

Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend!

Photo credit goes to my wonderful mama.