Every year, just before halloween, we highlight costumes you can make at home and still ace the halloween party!
By Yvette E
Stranger things kids
Some jeans and a buttondown short sleeve shirt could make you 11 from Season 3 of stranger things. To fake suspenders, sew a stripe of ribbon on each side of the shirt! For extra realism points, us lipstick to give yourself a bloody nose!
The entire cast of Friends are easily costumes from Joey’s “how u do-ing?” to neurotic Ross.
Take a page from any character outfit because the personality is more important then the outfit.
It helps the entire decade now trending.
This one is for the guys! We love the simple suit worn by the groom. All you need to do is borrow some brown eyeliner to rim your eyes and slick your hair back.
Brands are using collaborations to boast sales and we are to tell you which ones we are excited to see and buy!
By Yvette E
Some brands collaborarive efforts have been under the radar while others have been in the news for months these are the collabs we are still looking to buy and the ones we are still hoping to see state side. We missed K-swiss and Clueless drop, the latest longchamp collabs and Kith newest partner. The ones that have us really bummed…
Uooyaa x The House of Lacroix – August (China)
We love LaCroix and his pairing with chinese street brand, Uooyaa in August was epic. Unfortunately, this collab has yet to hit stateside despite promises it would. We keep checking Century21 stores everyday with heavy hearts.
Vivienne Westwood x Vans
The unisex shoe brands collab with legendary London punk queen is still on the website and marks the few times the brand has collaborated with a person rather than a concept. Check out the collection here! Prices range from $70 to $130.
Valli x h&m
Dropping November 7th, this brand has us wishing payday advance was still a thing or H&M had some sort of pay later feature on their website! The collection has broad range of prices from $14.99 to $400 so you may need to either wait in line or by your computer.
We see pictures of abandoned malls and yet a second mall of America is making its way to Secaucus and NY built 3 malls in just 5 years. So what’s the real story?
By Yvette E
Mall culture was said to have died with the rise of the internet and the retail apocalypse seems to be killing what’s left with anchor stores like Sears, Macy’s and Jcpenney’s closing but new malls are being built around 1 new idea: all inclusive entertainment.
The new malls have a mix of high end clothing, immersive installations and unique food that is said to be attracting the Millennials who are tired of the online culture and are buying into the “social media anxiety” idea.
There are pulling thier “Gen Z” kids with them. So malls aren’t disappearing but evolving.
The long awaited sequel to Mall of America (16 years in the making), American Dream, is near completion in Secaucus with 3 theme parks, ice skating ring, a large array of food and stores among other attractions. It is so big it has to open in 4 stages!
The Hudson Yard Mall that opened last year in NY has taken the artist approach with installations being the major draw. The Shed and an interactive staircase are both features that keep Instagram savvy people coming back.
Meanwhile, LES got its own Westfield Mall about 2 years ago which plans to be more tech focused with its alien spaceship look on the outside and its being attached to the subway and PATH was genius. (A Path grey card to receive 10% off at certain stores).
The experts haven’t really said if any of these new structures are the future of retail but we may at least know, online won’t be the only way to shop in the foreseeable future.
whimsical shoe brand Irregular Choice is what dreams are made of.
I want to share with you one of my fave brands! I came across this brand several years ago at my local DSW and instantly fell in love! They are based out of London and all their pieces are handmade! They also sell handbags and jewelry and everything is based on various mythical themes and pop culture! All shoes pictured can be found on www.irregularchoice.com
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It’s bridal season and with our fellow blogger tying the knot looked at today’s wedding dress choices.
By Yvette E
Getting married can be a stressful time in a woman’s life and choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most stressful experiences.
We took a walk into WONA showroom just before we headed to the Knot bridal tradeshow (more on that later) to get the looks of 2020.
WONA focuses on cutouts with nude netting insets to create an illusion of sparse nudity. We loved to beading and cape styles that occupied long flowing trains. The prices were well under $10K but the fact they only go up to size 12 when the average American is size 14 we definitely leave alot of brides out in the cold. The soultion was custom edits but we all know that won’t work for anyone over size 18.
The hair accessories were mostly pearl accents with little design detail and no veils were in site. Be ready to look for these essentials somewhere else.
Leopard has become the go to print for both sexes but will men embrace it?
By Yvette E
Leopard print has a unique feature, it is composed of neutral toned resembling spots that hit male runways in 2018 (Spring). The neutral guise probably made it easier for it to be removed from the rest of the herd of animal prints like Cheetah, Zebra and Tiger.
This print isn’t the first to make a leap into men fashion, reptile did a few years ago but still is considered Western and not for every day wear.
Leopard is trying for a mainstream vibe (jcrew, right) but we can’t help think of pimps when we see it in fur coat styles on the runway.
So what do you think? Would you wear leopard every day guys? Tag us if you are wearing leopard and you could be featured on our blog.
We covered bags,and shoes but the hardest accessory to pin down right now is jewelry.
By Yvette E
Charming Charlie and Harry Bendel are both gone, victims of the retail apocalypse leaving us all wondering, “Where will we get this season’s most trendy jewelry?” Zara has opted to focus on season hair trends as well as Forever 21 while H&M is still deciding its place in the Accessories void.
We hear the consumers want semi precious gemstones in precious metals but some of this year’s jewelry trends don’t seem to fit into this concept.
The Pendant necklace is back but not with large symbolic centerpieces but tassels in chain. The winner for finding a cost effective season trend went to Kohl’s (left) and J. crew (right).
The Earrings: Super long
Statement earrings are back after years of simple stud styles possibly because makeup trends are more pared down then previous years. There are many styles to this trend but as always we will have to search for it.
For high end styles we went to Off Saks but for everyday wear we choose Bauble Bar.
The edit is that hands and fingers will go bare this fall as we prepare for wearing gloves.
If you do find these styles in mass markets, drop us a email and as always tag us wearing this trend and you could be featured on our Instagram.