Posts tagged ‘Miami Fashion’

February 23, 2011

Designer Brands at a Discount–yes please!

Always looking around online for discounts on some of your favorite designer brands? I’ve got your solution. Check out Hautelook to get 50%-75% of SO MANY of your favorite brands–promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s like a fashion Groupon with more than one deal at a time. They even have an iPhone app, that you know I already have! I’m excited to see what shoe deals I can snag : )

February 9, 2011

I Have Green Fingers

I admit, I buy cheap jewelry. So sue me! It’s just the green ring that’s embarrassing! Like sometimes I take off my jewelry mid day because it’s annoying, and I look down and see the NEW green ring that I DID NOT buy. Stupid.

Care for a cure? Try painting the inside of the cheap jewelry with clear coat nail polish. Works like a charm. And if you have the stain from NOT using this method, try heavy duty dish soap.

 

January 17, 2011

Difference between style & fashion

Now, I’ve been looking at this quote for a couple of days (yes, I have been looking at it upside down, too. Hence the image) And I don’t know what to conclude. I mean I know what Giorgio Armani had in mind when he said it, but I don’t know how I want to interpret it. So, I’ve come to this:

Fashionista vs. Style Icon. Fashion is something you turn to when you don’t have good style. Fashion always points to high quality brands—style doesn’t. You can still have style without being “in fashion”. So when someone has good fashion, that’s the easy part. Finding your style is the creative part. And, as we all know–fashions fade but style is eternal.

December 14, 2010

Silk Lovin’

Gainsville lovin’ over Thanksgiving break.

I love this silk black long sleeved button down with jeans, really relaxed look & feel and hello!…it’s silk. Really easy article of clothing to acquire, and well worth it.

December 13, 2010

Pastels in Winter

I’m one for Florida winter attire, which consists of warm pastels instead of the typical winter/fall collection of all drabby darks. I think us Floridians can pull it off, since the coldest it gets around here in 50, maybe-sometimes. Even though the second it hits 65 we pull out the boots and jackets…We’re lucky we don’t have to pack on the jackets, gloves, earmuffs, and boots (even though sometimes we want to) and we don’t use that to our advantage. We can pull off blouses on New Years Eve & cardigans on Christmas. I mean why not?

December 10, 2010

Shoe Fairy

If you were to take one piece of advice away from my blog, take this.

Buy. Good. Shoes.

It’s not worth it to buy cheap shoes because in the end, you end up breaking them and replacing them and they’re forever. Shoes are an essential part to any wardrobe, so buy good ones and make them worth the money. Cheap clothes are acceptable (as long as you make it work!) because they’re easier to take care of…shoes you wear out. Trust me, I’ve gone through way too many pairs of $15 shoes…

November 8, 2010

Movie Night

Here in Miami, the Wynwood district is the place to be if you’re an artist. It’s full of galleries, street art, and homeless men. On the 3rd Friday of every month, some of my friends host a Foreign Film night at the Alejandra von Hartz gallery.  If you’re in the area, come out November 19th @ 8 PM to see “Le Fille Coupee En Duex” and listen to some live music by Quintet. $2 entrance fee.

I, of course, just had to wear an Anti Flirt suit and a Forever 21 necklace. I can never just dress for the occasion….

 

 

 

October 27, 2010

I Love Aldo

I love shoes Aldo. Not only are their ads so, so great:

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But you need to keep an eye on their clearance section. http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/clearance

I just bought an amazing pair of heels:

for $45.

Sweet.

October 24, 2010

Winter = Uggs

Even though it’s Florida, winter still seems to be the season for Uggs (and short shorts)

I, for one, do not own a pair of uggs. I’ve been told that they’re so confortable, you can live in them. But, if you’re into the whole fluffy feet thing, here they’re 40% off:

http://bit.ly/9bPeey

October 15, 2010

How To Vintage

Vinage Jean Look

Looking to get the vintage look from something that’s really not-so-vintage? Try this.

First off let me just say that I feel it is a lot easier to go through thrift stores finding “vintage look” items that really are vintage, than it is to spend hours converting your modern clothes to look vintage.

Nothing can compare to real vintage.

If you want to make a cotton-t soft and faded (like vintage ones), you soak the t-shirt in a mixture of 1 part water, 1 part salt, and 1 part bleach….just make sure you don’t soak it too long or the beach will REALLY wear it out. If you want to leave it in the sun first then wash it that works too. Logos can be applied either through iron-on transfers, stenciling, silk screening etc. If you wash a shirt in hot water quite often the design cracks, which could make the shirt look older.

If you want to make a larger neck on t-shirts, take scissors and cut off right under the hem. Be careful though, once it’s cut there’s no turning back.

For the jeans, if you’re looking to put holes in them or just wear them out, grab a cheese grader. Literally grade the jeans as if it were cheese, but watch out because it gets sharp. Or, you can try using sand paper…this just might take a little longer. Then the jeans were washed several times in the washing machine, until they reached the “vintage” look.

If you want a dark vintage color to your jeans, we need to make some coffe. Disgusting, coffee dye that is.

Take a large bucket, and fill it with enough water to soak your jeans. Then, take espresso style coffee and make a stocking coffee bag (get an old pair of stockings, fill the foot up with the coffee, tie at the end) and soak it in the water until it turns, well, the color of coffee. Then let your jeans soak in it over night. The next day, wash and dry them normally. And ta da! There you have it.

Also, bleach pens work great if you want to bleach a desired area. If you want the bleach splatter look, get a tooth brush and dip it in bleach then splash that on the clothing you desire to be splattered. But don’t get it on anything else!!! That can be dangerous.

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