Showing posts with label spring 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring 2010. Show all posts

Meow! Trend Alert: cat eye sunglasses

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

By Jody Marich

Tis the season for new shades!
As the temperatures heat up, cat eye shades are the sunnies to try! The classic 50's staple has been revamped.

With designers playing around with the (old) but new trend, this summer cat eye sunglasses are to go to shades. Designers like Alexander Wang and Prada were a few to jump on the bandwagon, using bold statement colors along with oversized, futuristic shapes.

(Alexander Wang: 325$) (Prada:225$)

The oversized version on this classic shade, gives any fashionista the retro chic look for summer. For a bold look, try a pair in statement colors, like gold, pink, or green. Tortoise is another great color to choose.

( 14.80$) Nicole Richie sporting cat eyes

(ASOS: 16.91$) (Foever21: 5.80$)

Cat eye sunglasses are everywhere for s/s 2010. From runways to celebs, everyone is trying this look. Whether you want to spend big bucks or just a couple dollars, this accessory trend is definitely one to try this summer.

(Photo from

Cat eye sunnies are flattering to most. The upswept sides emphasize cheekbones and add definition to your face but make sure you try them on before you buy. You don't want to get lost behind them or have an unflattering fit.

Here are some tips to find the right pair of cat eye sunnies for you.

1. Determine your face shape- is it oval, square, diamond, heart shaped, round, or rectangular?
2. Consider you features- if you have a small face with tiny features, it will be harder to pull off big, bulky sunglasses.
3. Frames should follow your eyebrows
4. Cat eyes are more geometric so they are better suited for angular faces, but don't get discouraged, there is a right pair for everyone, just keep trying!

Remember, Fashion is Fun. It is uniquely you!

5 fabulous Spring dresses under $50

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

While looking at my Google alerts, I stumbled upon Marie Claire's 108 Spring Dresses. After looking through their choices I decided to write a post about my 5 favorite spring dresses under $50. Since a lot of college students, don't have deep pockets, I am hoping this post is useful for the fashionistas out there.

Each spring, super cute dresses pop up. Every girl should have at least one spring dress in her closet. These 5 fun and flirty dresses are my top choices.

1. Urban Outfitters, Kimchi Blue Strapless Knit Dress: $48
This feminine dress includes two fabulous trends. It has a ruffle top & a floral print. My suggestion is to add a chunky belt
to increase the boho/vintage look. Pair it with a cute wedge or gladiator sandal to complete the look.

Forever 21, Twelve by Twelve, Pearl Trim Military Dress: $32
This military style dress is right on trend for spring. The military trend that sprouted up last fall has only gotten bigger with spring and summer trends. This dress will give you a sleek edge while staying uber stylish. To add extra edginess to this look switch the belt out with a studded belt.

3. dELiA*s, Jade Floral Dress: $44.50
This floral dress is fun and flirty while still being very girly and fashionable. The print gives the dress a vintage feel yet it's still very stylish keeping up with the floral trend. This is a perfect little dress for a night out with friends or a fun filled day, like Easter!

4. Modcloth, Halter Monitor Dress: $44.99
This adorable lightweight chambray dress is stylish and chic. AND the best part about it is it has pockets! Chambray is one of the most popular trends this spring. This dress is super fabulous and can be dressed up with wedges, heel clogs, or strappy sandals. It can also be dressed down by wearing ballet flats, gladiator sandals, or cowboy boots, my personal fave. I would also suggest finding a fun belt to wear so you can break the color up. Use it as the focal point in your outfit.
Halter Monitor Dress

5. Alloy, Erika Studded Dress: $46.90
This fabulous dress is perfect for spring and summer. The gold studded detail throughout enhances the boho chic look. You can dress it up with lots of bangles,a long chain necklace with charms, and boots or keep it simple, just wearing a cute pair of sandals. Embellishment and detail is a huge trend right now, so this little dress is a perfect choice.

Hope you like my picks! HAPPY SHOPPING :) & remember,
Fashion is fun. It is uniquely you!

Details, Details, Details....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From dresses to shirts, shorts to jeans, embellishment and hardware on clothes are super hot this spring and summer.

Embellishment on necklines is a huge trend. Choosing a shirt with an embellished neckline allows you to accessorize other areas of your outfit instead of adding a necklace. With a detail on the neckline, you outfit will look more stylish, giving you an accessorized look.

(Forever 21: $19.90)

Spring tops are popping up everywhere that have removable necklaces, a perfect way to add accessories without having to think a lot about which one to choose. An added plus is you easily remove it when you have to wash your clothes!

This top is from and it has a detachable necklace... super cute!


Studs, beading and rhinestones seem to be everywhere, from shoes to shirts; these accents add spice to any piece.

Studs give you that edginess while keeping up with that rocker 80’s trend that is lingering this season. You can find this hardware on anything from clutches to shoes, to a little black dress or a jacket, whatever your style is there is something studded out there for you! Start with an accessory piece, like a studded belt over a cute dress, or over sized tee and go from there.

(EXPRESS: Belt -59.50, Purse-79.50, Shirt-34.50)

Rhinestones add a glam factor to any outfit. Jewels scattered around a top spice up a normal tee.

One of my favorite looks is the boyfriend tee with an embellished breast pocket! Super cute and a great way to spice up a plain tee.

This boyfriend tee is from Express. I have 3. I have 2 that are plain which I put sequins tops under and one with a rhinestone pocket... I LOVE these tees! They are so versatile. This is one of my favorite ways to wear it, only I like to drape one side off the shoulder.


Sequins are a must.

With sequin details, ranging from a strip on the sleeve to a flower focal point sequins should be in your spring wardrobe.

I absoulutely LOVE this one from Mango... it has embellishment on the pocket AND the shoulder: FABULOUS!

( Mango £19.90 )

The famous sequin tanks are everywhere! Put it under a boyfriend tee with some skinny jeans and you have a super cute school look.

Graphic tees are another great way to sport this trend. Tees are adding the bling effect. There are feminine v-necks with flowers made of sequins or rocker tees with a saying and studs, whatever your style there is one out there for you!

(Express 29.50)

Although the neckline is the most popular place to add embellishment, shoulders are getting a lot of attention this season. With trends bringing focus to women’s shoulders, this added detail is perfect without taking the big plunge and wearing shoulder pads or a strong shoulder piece.

Remember fashion is fun. It is uniquely you.


Ruffled Up!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hey Dolls! Ruffles are totally in ... AGAIN!

With many designers incorporating ruffles into their runway looks, it’s safe to say this fun and flirty trend is still “haute” this spring season.

With so many trends out there, ruffles have been a fashion staple for a while now. The look of ruffles this spring include lose, flowing ruffles, that create a soft romantic look, and tight, tiered ruffles, that make a bold statement when added to any outfit.

(Forever 21: $19.80)

(BCGC: $338)

Ruffles are showing up on everything from skirts to shirts, sweaters to shoes, this trend is definitely one to try. It adds a spark of femininity while having a flirty edge to any outfit.

At the 2010 Golden Globes, many celebrity icons, including Heidi Klum and Zoe Saldana, wore this trend, which increased the popularity.

Tiered dresses and ruffled skirts are great choices for this spring and summer season. Whether it’s a short tiered tube dress or a denim ruffled skirt. These pieces will give you that fashionista edge. Pair a ruffled skirt with a form fitting top, cute belt, bangles and wedges and you will look super cute while staying stylish. Add a military shirt into the mix, and your style just jumped up another notch.

(Forever 21: $29.80)

(Victoria's Secret: $39.50)

Designers like Chloé, used ruffles to create a bohemian chic look while Marc Jacobs used an abundance of ruffles to add that va va voom to nearly half of his spring collection.


This oh-so-hot trend works with almost any look and it can be really forgiving if worn right. * Be careful though, because ruffles do add volume, so make sure it’s a flattering fit. Since they tend to flow outwards, this trend can sometimes make you look bigger than you are.

Some pieces that have ruffles include:







With big to small ruffles, flowing to tight, this trend has taken over. Whatever your style is, ruffles can fit into your wardrobe. This trend gives you the look of sweet seduction.

Remember, fashion is fun. It is uniquely you!


This is one of my favorite looks!
(EXPRESS: skirt- 49.50, Shirt- 49.50, Belt- 29.50, Necklace- 69.50)

Channeling Chanel

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the runways to sidewalks, temporary tattoos are the "haute" accessory trend for spring 2010. Designers like Jean Paul Gautier and Chanel displayed these sexy details during their runway shows. Decorating the body has become the new jewelry for 2010.

Chanel has created a new line of temporary tattoos, called, Les Trompe L'Oeil de CHANEL Temporary Skin Art. The classical touches of Chanel combined with the edgy look of tattoos creates a sexy and seductive look that anyone can sport.

The exclusive and limited edition tattoos just went on sale earlier this month. With design ranging from the famous double c's to rosary beads and lace, these tats are super cute. A pack of 5 sheets that include 55 unique tattoos costs around $75, which is really inexpensive for Chanel.

The description from the Chanel website is:

"Fifty-five exclusive temporary tattoos in all, originally hand-drawn by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, for the Spring-Summer 2010 Fashion Show in Paris. Artful images of CHANEL symbols and icons, including Oriental cherry blossoms and birds, can be mixed and matched for unlimited effects."


The new trend is a perfect accessory for the edginess that has been so obvious since fall 2009.

With the mixture of feminine and edgy details, these tattoos will get some fashionistas super excited. Would you ever try this trend?


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