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Since I usually post about things that are under $50, I figured I would do a post about things that are over $50.

Some popular high end brands include:

  • Coach
  • Burberry
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Gucci
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Max Azria (and BCBG Max Azria)
  • Miu Miu

High end stuff usually comes with a bit of prestige.  People will notice things like a Coach bag or a pair of Miu Miu flats.  Your whole outfit doesn’t have to scream “$$$!” but a statement piece will get their attention.  A powerful outfit (especially if it coordinates with said statement piece) will keep their attention.

Now be warned that my Polyvore set is going to contain some very high dollar items.  This is an unrealistic post for me, but what the heck?!  I feel like it.

High End Fashion Aug 2011
The Fashionista

Hey.  I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much, but life has just been a little crazy lately.

I’ve spied some trends that I think are notable.

First, nail art.  I am a huge fan of this, and there are many products to help you do your own nails instead of shelling out big dollars at a salon.  OPI Shatter nail polish is super trendy.  You paint a color (any, but bright ones like pink and white work best) on your nails like usual, and then paint the shatter over it.  Watch as the nail polish shatters or cracks.  It dries matte, but if you want a shine you can paint a clear coat over top.  OPI shatter collection is available on Amazon and in some beauty stores.  Visit OPI.com for more details and to find a location near you.

Second, floral.  Floral is pretty easy to wear.  Pair it with some gladiator sandals and a bright nail color, and you’re set.

Third, color blocking.  Take a bunch of bold colors and throw them together in an outfit.  For a better idea of what it is, look at the Polyvore set below.  Tie it together with a solid color belt or shoes.


June 2011 Trends
The Fashionista

Tis the season for prom.  The date, the shoes, the flowers and…the dress.  Obviously, the dress is the most important part, especially for fashionistas.  There’s even a new website out were you can rent a dress and accessories for the big day (http://renttherunway.com/).

The top 3 Prom dress trends:

  1. Prints (animal, abstract)
  2. Spray tan (don’t follow this trend)
  3. Paying too much for a dress you’ll wear once (don’t follow this one either)

Take this short quiz to decide which dress is right for you.

1. Which 2010 trend was your fave?

a)      Plaid

b)      Ruffles

c)      Floral

d)     Military style

2. Day to day, your style is closest to…

a)      Trendy

b)      Floaty

c)      Girly

d)     Tomboy

3. If you get dressed up, you wear…

a)      A skirt and a polo shirt, with matching nail art.

b)      A dress, something pink and lacy.

c)      A dress, long and ruffled.

d)     Pantsuit.

If you scored:

A’s: You should wear a printed dress.  That’s the latest trend, so that’s you!

B’s: You should wear a ruffled dress.  Short would probably be best, in a bright color.

C’s: You should wear a long floral dress.  Accessorize with some flowers in your hair and flats.

D’s: You should wear a short, one shouldered dress.  Do your hair in a braid if it’s long, or curl it if it’s short.

Prom dresses 2011

Enjoy your prom!

The Fashionista

Floral print is so happy and spring-y.  Floral isn’t hard to wear, either.  In this post I explain how (and where) to wear floral print.

How: Pair it with a solid top, like a tank top or a fitted tee.  Because floral prints usually have a lot of color in them, many colored tops can be worn with them.  Flip flops, sandals or flats are the right choice of shoe.

Where: Dinner, a movie, pretty much anywhere.

When: All season long!  You can pair it with leggings, a sweater and boots in the winter.  In the summer, flip flops and a tank top.

What: Skirts and dresses.  In shorts it’s way too much color (especially if they’re short shorts).  In shirts it’s all right, but you’d probably have a hard time finding a floral shirt.

Floral Print

 

The Fashionista

 

I have noticed a budding trend: Trapper Hats.  These hats are the ones with ear flaps, usually  some (faux) fur and a pom pom on top.  I love them!

Trapper Hats

Trapper Hats are usually worn with a winter coat, boots, gloves and a scarf.  I love my Trapper Hat, it’s comfy, stylish and keeps my head warm too!

The Fashionista*


 

*New year, new signature!


I’ve made a list of 14 trends that were notable in 2010.  Here it is:

1.      Lace

2.      Plaid

3.      Zebra Print

4.      Polka Dots

5.      Sequins

6.      Military Style

7.      Rompers

8.      Argyle

9.      Floral

10.  Ruffles

11.  Jeggings

12.  Skinny Jeans

13.  UGG’s/FUGG’s

14.  Slouchy Boots

Hugs and air Kisses,

The Fashionista

Sequins are lining up to be the fall’s biggest trend.  I love them.  They’re so glam, and so chic!

Sequins

Remember, you don’t want to mix sequins with any pattern.  Sequins look best with jeans and simple boots.

Hugs and air Kisses,

The Fashionista


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