Thursday, July 18, 2013

Brunette to Blonde

I made a recent change! In the early month of July I decided I wanted to try out lavender hair, but first I needed to go platinum blonde. It was like an overnight process, more like a four hour process. I had decided it'll be better to go to a salon for the bleaching, I highly recommend going to your salonist. It's cheaper and usually they can give you insight on how well your hair would hold up and what the process will be like.

It took two bleachings for my hair to finally lift to a whitish blonde. I was surprised that I didn't need any toner. The bleaching process didn't hurt at all, just left my scalp tingling.

Here I am before:
And after:
What do you think?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Edgy Summer Essentials Under $25

With summer settling in, it becomes harder for every edgy fashionista wanna be to stay classy when wearing denim cut-offs and a revealing tank. But you can still rock out with a few added touches. Here are some of my summer essentials that are not only fashionable, but also cheap.

High-Waisted Shorts

1) Studded Distressed Shorts at Forever 21 for only $19.80!
2) Vintage Inspired Shorts at Forever 21 for $17.80.

Whether they're studded out or frayed at the ends, every girl needs a pair of high-waisted shorts. They're the best pairing for crop tops and even regular tanks.

Sleeveless Chiffon Shirt

3) Forever 21 Essential Chiffon Shirt for $15.80.
Chiffon is such a light and airy material so it's perfect for the hot weather! Tuck it into a mini skirt for a more classy look or pair it with your favorite pair of denim cut-offs.


Muscle Tank

4) Cat face Muscle Tank at Tilly's for $16.99.
5) Tilly's Eagle Deep Armhole Tank for $18.99.
6) Young & Reckless Tank at Tilly's for only $20.99.
Every girl with a rocker wanna be style needs a tank top that arm holes that are deep cut. It's lightweight and it's easy to find a tank with a funny saying. You can wear it with a bandeau to not show too much skin.



7) Twist-front Bandeau at Charlotte Russe for only $10.00!
8) Dorothy Perkins Cloudy Bandeau for $21.00.
Did I mention a bandeau already? It's perfect to wear beneath slightly transparent tops so you don't have to layer with other tanks. The above bandeaus can also be used as bikini tops!


Sleeveless Denim Top

9) Arizona Sleeveless Denim Shirt on sale for $12.99!
10) Topshop's Moto Crop for $24.00, originally at $52.00 (what a steal)!
Don't want to show off too much shoulder? Then go with a denim vest! You can DIY it by embellishing it with studs and fabric patches.



11) Kohl's Black Sraw Fedora for $14.00.
12)  Straw Fedora available at Charlotte Russe for only $7.50!
Shy away from the sun hats and go with something a little edgier. A fedora is still good for protecting your scalp and face from the sun. 

What do you think is a MUST-HAVE clothing item this summer?

This post is part of IFB's Project #104: Share Your Summer Essentials.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Red Lips & Black Boots

I decided to do a random shoot today. I had nowhere to go but there's something so exciting about dressing up for no reason. Even though this outfit doesn't completely match the rest of my style, I thought it looked fresh and summery despite the dark colors (although I think black and red is a classic combination). It was approximately 110 degrees outside but it didn't feel like it with the cool breezes that passed every once in a while. It's kind of obvious that I was struggling to deal with the little wind as my hair blew all over. Oh, and can you tell I'm still trying to figure out how to pose?

Shirt- Burlington's // Hi-low skirt- Buffalo Exchange // Boots - Goodwill // Necklace - Local Boutique // Bracelet - Local Boutique
How has your day been so far?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Style Deal Alert: Romwe

Today's the last day of Romwe's Mid-Season Sale. There are tons of awesome steals in this sale that I wish I could afford. There are so many colorful leggings to choose from with different textures along with dresses, shirts, and more. I think we can all agree that Romwe is legging heaven. There are even some fashion staples that are up to 70% off!

Here are some items I'm lusting after.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

Which sale items are on your Romwe wishlist?

Florals with a Twist

Floral print isn't anything new in the fashionista's world. It's a classic. I honestly don't think it'll ever turn old and with summer just around the corner, floral print is just getting bigger. And I can't help but love it when people give floral a dark twist.

Floral Obsession

Sunday, May 12, 2013

$1 Day at Buffalo Exchange

There's nothing like shopping for a cause. April 20th was $1 Day at all Buffalo Exchange locations. Everything that was set outside of my local Buffalo Exchange's parking lot, was only a $1. And better yet, all the profits made from the fundraiser go towards The Humane Society's Be Cruelty-Free Campaign that is trying to help raise awareness about animals being tested on for cosmetics.

It was an extremely fun morning. The $1 sales started at 9AM in the morning and by 9:30AM most of the boxes of the dollar items were empty. There were a variety of different clothing items that were of good quality. If there were some messed up items, they were easy fixes like a tiny hole and a broken zipper. There were brands like Forever 21, H&M, Hurley, and even locally made brands!

I got around 16 clothing items all for $16.00! Here are some of them.

I couldn't believe it when I found these faux leather pants for a $1, and they're in great condition.

I never was a big fan of the hi-low skirt trends but I thought I'd try it out with a skirt that was only a $1, plus it has red polka dots.

Another hi-low item. This time it's a shirt with a star pattern.

Overall, it was a fun shopping spree and I'm going to try to do it again next year and see if I can go to more than one store location to get more clothes.

What did you do for Earth Day?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Prom 2013: Hey Alice

I recently attended my high school's first prom ever. I was lucky enough this year to run the Prom Committee that was full of dedicated students who just wanted to experience one of the biggest high school events. Everything turned out beautiful and worth all of the hard work we put into it throughout the whole school year. We had to raise all of the funds ourselves and it was such a difficult and stressful journey but it all paid off. By prom night we had raised $1700.

The theme was Masked Wonderland Ball, a combination of Alice in Wonderland and Masquerade. Many of the decorations were either made or bought at thrift stores or dollar stores. We were able to stay under budget.

So it was an over all beautiful night. Everyone danced, including the teachers, and people were full of laughter and smiles. AND there were so many gorgeous dresses!

Anyway, off to the pictures of my date and I. I bought my dress at a local boutique for only $20 and of course I had to do a modern twist on my prom outfit with red sneakers that were on sale for $20 at Burlington's. Jacket was also from Burlington's.

Makeup was done by a local salon. It was excellent service and I never had to do a touch-up!