Tuesday, July 26, 2011

update finally! I'm not abandoning my blog!

Wow! I'm not letting this blog go, but unfortunately my photographer (boyfriend) has been out of town for the past few weeks. Luckily, he will be back soon and I will be back posting outfits and what not, which is what I really like doing. Also, I have some new clothes (because I am a hopeless shopping addict) that I am very excited about displaying on chicorsomething. In the meantime, I am really into the long a flowy stuff that seems to be popular lately. I have yet to purchase anything of this style, but I am currently working on finding some things that I really like that are also in my price range. Here are some items that I've been looking at lately that I really like.
I figured I would start with my favorite, which also happens to be the most expensive! This the UNIF Leopard Dream Maxi Dress which can be purchased at NASTY GAL.
These are the Fawcett Fights Back Black Wide Leg Pants from LuLu's.
This is the Irish Moorlands Pleated Green Maxi Skirt also from LuLu's.
This is the Volcom To The Floor Maxi Skirt from PacSun. 

Being a small girl of only 5'3" I have always been intimidated by full length items, but they are just too darn chic to ignore any longer. What do you guys think of this style? Sorry about the blogging hiatus, but do not fear because I will be making my comeback VERY soon! Hope you all enjoy this post!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

crop top DIY

I've been trolling youtube as of late, and I'm like obsessed with all of these beauty and fashion "gurus". Like they come second to my obsession with fashion bloggers. Anyhoo, I recently found this DIY from a youtube-er called Macbarbie07. I love crop tops and I always see the ones in American Apparel and think to myself "I could so do this to one of my t-shirts!" Well Bethany (Macbarbie07) has done just that and then she goes on to show different ways to wear crop tops which are all pretty cool. Not all of them are my style, but I don't judge her style and I think she looks great. The DIY is so simple, you guys will love it. So here are MY results:
My t-shirt was just an old one I had laying around, so I have no idea where it is from. The shorts are from pac sun and the belly ring is from hot topic. Finally HERE is the link to the video. Sorry I haven't been posting a lot lately, I will try to post more next week!


Monday, July 11, 2011

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."- Audrey Hepburn

The Audrey quote because I'm so feeling her look right now. However, because I have been unfortunately unable to grow the "cojones" to chop off my hair like hers, I am in need of a celebration for my current hair length. So I decided to curl it! Now for those of you who know me, you know that my hair is extremely thin and straight, so you are probably thinking, "Those curls will never stay!" I thought the same thing so I did my best to make sure they would stay for as long as possible!
This is what my hair looked like at the beginning of the day.
This is what my hair looked like after a full work day.
So the curls did fall a bit but I am pretty impressed with the results! Now I am going to share my secrets with you!
Things you will need:          
1) Volumizing mousse or spray
2) A hair dryer
3) Bobby Pins
4) Curling Iron
5) (Tons of) Hair spray
(optional: heat protection spray, round brush, clips, bandana/scarf)

Step 1- Wash your hair but use less conditioner than you might normally use. When you get out of the shower, comb out any tangles in your hair and part your hair. Towel dry a bit so that your hair is not soaking wet and apply your mousse or spray. I use Pantene Pro-V Mousse for fine hair which I purchased at Wal-Mart.
This is what one little curl pin looks like!
Step 2- Use your hair dryer to dry your hair completely. You can use your round brush a bit if you want, but I chose not to in order to avoid smoothing out any volume. After the hair is completely dry, I sprayed the crap out of my hair with hair spray. My hairspray is called Diamond Shine 24-hour firm hold hairspray. I purchased this from Sally Beauty Supply.
Step 3- Curl it! Use your curling iron to curl 1-2 inch sections of hair. When I curl my hair I use clips to section it, but you can curl it how ever you are comfortable! After you curl each section, use bobby pins to pin each curl in a little circle against your head.
Ready for bed!
Step 4- After you have finished pinning all of your curls, spray your hair again with hairspray. After that I took my hair dryer and put it on high heat low air speed and warm my curls for a minute or two.
Step 5- Almost done! At this point you should have a head full of little curls pinned down. If you think that your curls will stay you can take out the pins after an hour or so, spray and go. If you don't think they will stay and you have done all of this in the evening you can wrap your hair in a bandana and go to sleep! Wake up in the morning, take you pins out and smooth it out and you're good to go!
I hope you all enjoyed this! If you try it please let me know what kind of results you get!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dangerously Curious

I am writing today to say that I am dangerously curious about pixie haircuts. I've been thinking about them a lot but every time I imagine myself getting one I think about what I will look like and I feel happy, but then I think about the idea of actually chopping off my hair and I start to feel...quite frankly sick to my stomach!
I don't want you to think that I'm one of those girls who is attached to their hair; I'm not! In fact, I have had my hair cut quite short in the past. I rocked a bob-ish do in high school and loved it. There are a few reasons why I decided to grow it out (and keep it long) which I will list now:
1) As a varsity athlete, and some one who is working out a lot, keeping my hair in a good ponytail length was essential.
2) I had short hair for several years and I always like to change back and forth, so growing it out seemed like the next step.
3) Since I have had it long I have fallen in love with braiding and styling my hair in different ways.
4) The final and most pathetic reason is that when I met my boyfriend he always talked about how he loves my long, brown hair.
But still, I can't help but imagining what it would be like to have one of these short hairdos. They look so chic! Here are some of my favorite celebrity pixie cuts:
Ashlee Simpson
Emma Watson
Natalie Portman
 I think that these women just look so cute! Women with pixie cuts naturally exude Audrey Hepburn qualities, which I find to be just so chic. What do you guys think of these haircuts? I have a hunch that most men reading this will say that it is not the look they prefer, but what do the ladies think? Would you have the guts to take the plunge and chop it all off?


Thursday, July 7, 2011

STOP! Hammer time!

All right, before you ask. YES. I got harem pants. I have been skeptical of this trend from the beginning, but I decided that I might as well try it. After seeing them in every fashion blog and in dozens of stores I became curious, so I purchased this pair from Forever 21. By the way, just as a warning, I took more pictures than normal for this one.
 I thought that they looked really silly, so I rolled them up and felt better about them. I can't help feeling like I'm wearing pajamas though!

 I also think that they make my butt look weird, but I am starting to get used to them.
shirt: forever 21
pants: forever 21
shoes: target
ring and necklace: forever 21

Wow, repping f21 today! Didn't realize that until just now! Anyway, I still feel like I'm channeling MC Hammer a bit, but the harem pants are growing on me. That's all for now, talk to you soon!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

happiness hit her like a train on a track

So if you're like me, you have more t-shirts than you could possibly have a need for. Most of them are worn to bed or to the gym, but there are those few that you know in your heart could be fabulous if worn correctly. I put this together this morning and I am very pleased with how this outfit turned out.
shirt: gift from my sister ( she sure is nice!)
skirt: pac sun
shoes: forever21

Printed on this t-shirt is Vesuvius by Andy Warhol. This particular t-shirt was actually purchased by my sister in Pompeii. However, there are many t-shirts out there with Warhol prints on them so if you want one similar to this, it shouldn't be too hard to find. Just as an FYI, even though you can't really see it in the pictures, my hair is in a messy fishtail side braid. Please do let me know if you have any success styling your own t-shirts!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"All right, yes, date and shop and hang out and go to school and save the world from unspeakable demons. You know, I want to do girlie stuff."

So sorry about my weekend break from blogging. Regardless, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Sadly I have very little excuse for not blogging other than being poolside for most of it and forgetting my camera.

But now I'm back! and quoting Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Actually the reason for the title is because I recently watched an older episode of Buffy and began to remember exactly how much I enjoyed that show. It's easy to start picking apart some of the fashion on that show. Whether it be Willow's fuzzy sweaters and bright red hair, or Cordelia's style, which seems to be a mix between prep and hooker, this show always keeps you guessing. Because I was a child in the 90's I like to observe the fashion with as much nostalgia as I do the TV shows, but I find myself cringing at what was popular back then!

That being said, the episode that I watched was called "Faith, Hope and Trick" and it was the very first episode featuring a character named Faith. Faith is a vampire slayer also. Now, for those of you that know anything about the show might be thinking, "Wait, I thought there could only be one slayer!" You are correct...almost! Buffy actually died and was resuscitated. When she died a slayer named Kendra was chosen, and when Kendra died Faith was chosen! We meet Faith after her watcher (which is the slayer version of a personal trainer) was killed by this really, really, really old and powerful vampire named Kakistos.

Here are some screen shots of Faith from that episode. She really has a signature style and she's a bad ass.
          here's a shot where you can see Faith's arm tattoo which further adds to her badass-ness
On the bottom right you can see Faith getting her groove on with a man who is actually a vampire who she is seducing so that she can slay him! But it looks like those pants might need some slaying!
Here's a close up of that top, which looks slightly broken here. Faith seems to think it's "five-by-five," though.
 Faith was really into the tight top/leather pants combo. Though I have to say she rocked it!
I love this shot! Right before this Kakistos says: "I guess you need a bigger stake, Slayer! HAHAHAHA!" Looks like she found one!

I also have to say that in this episode, I think that they tried to make Buffy look super innocent to make Faith look super badass! I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and that I didn't bore you with my ramblings about Buffy! I will hopefully have a new outfit post tomorrow, but until then, ta ta!