Okay, so you stock vintage stores and have never been inside the mall. This doesn’t mean you can’t be in trend because you prefer individualism instead of commercialism. With decades in style and long ago trends, you know there is nothing new in fashion and since it’s been done before – you most likely have the original inspiration right in your closet. Shop your closet now and see what trends you can embrace based on these staples in your closet!!

1. Tailored pants including wide leg, bell bottoms and straight legs
2. Dress – Flairs, Sheaths, and prints
3. Soft airy blouses, A-line shirts and form fitting sweetheart cuts
4. Tassels, beading and color
5. Cameos, flowers and headbands
6. Kitten heels, flats, booties

Okay so what trends can you pull out of your closet? These three trends are going to be up your alley with the items I just listed – 60’s fashion, color block and bell bottoms.

60’s fashion

You most likely already have this silhouette in your wardrobe: a dress that fits at the bodice and flairs out at the waist. You already have a sheath dress. Sweet heart cuts fall into this category as well. All you need is to pair it with your kitten heels and you’re done.

60's style

Color Blocking

Pair those funky colors together to get right into an easily adaptable trend. Try those bright pant (reds, deep blues and greens) with a contrasting a-line top (slightly boxy and short sleeved). Pair it with those bright colored flats and you are on trend.

colorblocking

Bell bottoms

This trend depends on rather you go for the 70’s vintage style and if you have pastel bell bottoms great, if not any flared pant will have the same effect. Pair these with those a-line tops for an upscale look, or add an airy blouse. Remember since the pants are the stars, tuck in the shirt and pair with a thin belt.

You love to accessorize and you may be happy to know that tassels and flowers are in! Add a flower to your hair and keep tassels to belts, and bags.

Now, explore your closet and send us some pictures of how you embraced these trends straight from your closet. See the post next week for another trend tailored to your style.

Okay so studs and chains are considered an accessory in your wardrobe so what trends can you possibly empress when everything is so tailored and feminine. Well not everything… There is a trend for you! Shop your closet now and see what trends you can embrace based on these staples in your closet!!

  1. A tee-shirt (yep – concert, wordy and unusual prints)
  2. Jeans (skinny, wide leg or designed)
  3. A-line skirt
  4. Studs, leather, and jackets
  5. Bustier
  6. Boots, studded flats, strapped ankle sandals and heels

Okay so what trends can you pull out of your closet? These three trends are going to be up your alley with the items I just listed – punk fashion, biker chic and wide pant.

Punk fashion

punk

This style is so up your alley. All you really need is to pull out those many tee shirts and pair it with your paint splatter, or Clorox stained jeans. Add one of those studded jean or leather jackets and you have gone punk!! For a upscale look, try using one of you’re a-line skirts with your unusual print tees (face print anyone?) and add that studded jacket or add safety pins to the shoulder seems of a non-decorated leather (or leather-like) jacket and you have just taken punk upscale. Studded flats finish the look.

Biker Chic

biker chic

I know this trend is so close to the rocker in you! You probably already have a buckle designed jacket and all you need is a plain tee in neutral colors and skinny or form fitting jeans. So simple.

Pair this trend with those wicked chain ankle boots or heels. Add a chain necklace and keep your bag simple. Don’t over accessorize.

Wide pants

You love wide pants because they are so roomy and you have several in your closet!  Pair with the bustier for an upscale look or a half tucked in t-shirt for a causal one. Remember that this look is effortless so don’t try too hard.

Now, explore your closet and send us some pictures of how you embraced these trends straight from your closet.  See the post next week for another trend tailored to your style.

Ok so now that we covered where to get your straw fedora we will now talk about the most important summer staple and where to get awesome deals on it: The bikini! This year the two piece swimwear is being beaded out and available in stunning bright colors. But with so many options and with the economy still not picking up everyone can use a better priced bikini. I will also provide where to get swimsuits because not everyone can or wants to wear a bikini. So here we go!

I’ve chosen this cute bikini from Forever21 because it’s in the hottest shade of the season, cobalt blue, it’s a halter style and…for both pieces it will cost you $9.00!!!!! That’s right each piece is only $4.50! So stock up and get em now! They also have other colors and styles for $9.00!!!! You can not go wrong with a $9.00 bikini!

Next is a bikini from one of my favorite stores, H&M! This sexy bikini has an amazing body loving cut and comes in black and turquoise and is priced at $4.97 each piece! That’s a total of $9.94 for a complete bikini!

And YES! I have found a one piece swimsuit for an amazing price! H&M has done it again, this suit is stunning! Lace up details and it is strapless in figure flattering black for the unbelievable price of….$14.95!!!!! That’s insane right! I couldn’t believe it myself! And it comes in sizes 4- 14 so us plus size chicks can rock it too! So run don’t walk to get this swimsuit before its gone!

So now you have it. Prices so unbelievable everyone can look hot this summer!

Forever 21 Halter Bikini $9.00 www.forever21.com

Black Bikini $9.97 available only at H&M stores

Black swimsuit $14.95 only available at H&M stores

No, this is not yet another celebrity death hoax, its figurative… she kills herself with her lack of originality. Her new album “Born this way” is a tawdry journey down yesterday’s music tunnel: a little mold gathers on the walls and it’s dark from misuse. Where new younger bands are sampling beats, GaGa has taken to sampling people and everyone is finally noticing. The title track of the album sounds like Madonna’s “Respect yourself” and even employs the same message. A message already overdone with Katy Perry’s “Fireworks” and Pink’s “Perfect”.

The music critics have even been hard on this album stating “if Lady GaGa put as much effort into this album as she does her daily fashion adventures…” the music would have been more relevant. Lady GaGa is survived by her fans as Little Monsters flock to get her album sold for .99 cents yesterday on Amazon.com. The album is priced 11.99 which is shockingly low for someone on their sophomore album (and had won so many awards for the first album “Fame Monster”).

You can’t count on fans forever as you are always guaranteed to lose more with ever bitter disappointment. Treat them well, GaGa because you may soon have your last meal (or minutes) of fame.

Since Summer is just around the corner I’ve decided to make my next blog entries about how to get those awesome 2011 Summer essentials for less! So you’ll find out where to get cute and sexy bikinis, straw handbags perfect for the beach and everywhere else, shell jewelry, flip flops, sunglasses and etc, all for amazing prices!

So for my first Summer Essential I have chosen the straw fedora. This hat looks so chic and adorable on just about everyone! You can pair it with maxi dresses (also an important summer must have) or a long broom skirt and tank top.
Plus a hat is great protection against the harsh Summer sun and great for bad hair days as well ( which will be prevalent thanks to all the sweating we will all be doing!)

I’ve chosen for you three versions.

An adorable chic fedora from Gap that features a dark tan (they call it “cinnamon”” straw fedora with a cobalt blue band. It also comes in Natural. At $29 it may be a little steep for a hat for most.

Next is an girly and dainty version from Charlotte Russe. It as a black ribbon band that in the back has a three tiered bow! And at $9.50 its a steal!

Last is one on sale ladies! American Eagle makes a sleek straw fedora in..black! It usually retails for $15.50 but is priced at just $11.95 right this minute so get on sale while you can! Black will be perfect for those warm summer nights out.

Straw Fedora Hat $29.50 www.gap.com

Straw Fedora $9.50 www.charlotterusse.com

American Eagle Black Straw Fedora $11.95 www.ae.com

I am not the only one that has realized that this summer brings a truck load of trends and shoes and bags along with it. There are so many trends you can most likely pull anything out of your closet and be in style! The results – zero effort! So let’s take a look at the possible trends you can empress based on the main style in your closet!

A. Romance

If you are an inner romantic just like me then you probably have the following basics in your closet:

1. A lace top
2. A Dress that fits on top and flows out
3. A long skirt (round)
4. Ruffles ruffles and more ruffles
5. A light airy top
6. And if you are true romantic flats – ballet, sandals, and gladiators

Okay so what trends can you pull out of your closet? These three trends are going to be up your alley with the items I just listed – 70’s chic, ballet trend and the lace trend!!

70’s

I am wearing the 70”s chic trend right now as I type this blog. Take that flowing dress you have and pair with some sandals – you most likely have it in a blush color or a crazy print. Pair it with a belt (because you have several – and I have 23). Perfect, simple and affordable …most importantly on trend. (pic)

Ballet Trend

Okay, this trend is basically a body suit and a skirt. We romantics do not own t-shirts or body suits but I am betting you have a form fitting cameo. Pair this cameo with a tulle or lace circle skirt (our long skirt). Pair it with those round flats we love so much and Walla – ballet trend. See it can be done!

Ballet trend cut out

Lace trend

I love lace tops and was thrilled to see that this trend will go all the way into fall! For spring, take out that lace top and pair a short or long round skirt. For fall, pair with one of your many velvet jackets. For causal, pair the lace top with jeans or a soft pant. No cargos but we really don’t have those any way right?

lace trend

Now, explore your closet and send us some pictures of how you embraced these trends straight from your closet. See the post next week for another trend tailored to your style.

Some say fashion is just a series of trends and fads that were well loved but what happens when we try to be original? Some times, like Alexander Mcqueen, a thing of genius is born but other times, it can produce shunning acts of fashion don’ts. The worst part its just not us who play fashion victim but also places where we thought fashion can claims as its birthplace.

The Strange

The fall Pilgrim trend in France is absolutely ghastly. Anything that makes women look like nuns is why some lines should stick to past trends that worked. The color is black and black hasn’t been in since we switched to colors in 2008.

Pilgrim Trend

The Odd

Nail trends have been coming to the foreground for the past two years. In the most part, the focus has been on fun prints, bright colors and a new twist on the french manicure. Now we are suppose to stick foil on our fingers. foil is extremely hard to work with and judging by this picture even an expert has trouble with this material.

bizarre nail trend

Stick to the metallic nail polish on the model to the left for this trend.

The Weird

I know fabric is costly but using scraps around the warehouse to make your new collection is not acceptable. Mixed print dress are a ghastly and have a sense of DIY gone wrong.

mixed prints

The Bizarre

To be continued…

I know some artists like lady Gaga have been known to steal peoples’ looks and styles but I always commended Katy Perry for having a fresh unique sound and style that was 1940’s mixed with bubblegum pop. But I was shocked when I recently viewed her new video “E.T” with to my shock featured Kanye West?!! I thought I was being punked and any minute she would pull of her “Alien” mask and Lady Gaga would show up to claim her video. I never thought Katy would need the help of Kanye West of all people for any of her fun songs. This song isn’t even fun its just weird and oddly dark and goth ! So unlike Katy perry! What happened? Why do all these artists keep copying from one another, there is plenty of room in the music industry for everyone! Katy perry has a great following for her cute and poppy songs! And with a gorgeous husband like Russel Brand does she really need to be talking about alien sex?! HUH? It just looks and feels like something Gaga would do. watch it on you tube and you be the judge. I’ve included a pic of Katy in her Alien getup.

katy perry in her “Alien” costume for music video “E.T”

Japan has always been on the brink of future fashion from Cosplay to Hurajuku. I always love Japanese punk for its many varieties and even put some headbands in our store next week featuring neon headbands. So when i saw this topic on twitter I had to blog about it.

Fashion has not always been future orientated (other than the purse that charges your phone through solar power and color changing clothes); the newest trends seem to be focuses on a host of trends that were successful decades ago. Now neurology and fashion sensors collide, in this new product from Neurowear.net.

The product is cat ears and that are on a headband that reads your brain waves and actually move to your emotions. The first of many brain waves accessories called neuromini.

The youtube video of these amazing ears has got over 400,000 hits thus proving that everyone is hungry for something new!

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I love anime and I have already contacted them to see how much for the ears and when they are on sale – I will keep you posted and of course If I do get it I will post a video of me wearing it.

Update:

I just got an email from the manufacturer and unfortunately, the ears won’t be available till the end of this year. The color and priced are undetermined as of yet. Follow neurowear on facebook for sales dates!!

This Spring flowers were on everything, from handbags to shoes to jewelry. So what better way to celebrate Spring then to wear it in your hair! Flowers will go well into Summer.

I have chosen these really sweet headbands from Sephora. They are made of chiffon and have beaded centers. They come in Black and Coral, and retail at $15 but are on sale now for $8!

I also chose this cute rosette elastic headband from Forever 21. This headband features pale pink Sateen rosettes and is only $3.80!

Chiffon Flower Headbands $8 www.sephora.com

Rosette Headwrap $3.80 www.forever21.com