Trend Report Tuesday- Birkenstock

The Birkenstocks are back from the past! I wasn’t actually alive during the last trend but I am now. When I first saw people at my school wearing these shoes, I thought they weren’t that cute with their nature-looking style. I totally thought this trend wouldn’t spread because the shoes are just not that cute, but it turns out people LOVE them. It’s like every single girl at my school wears them. Birkenstocks have definitely grown on me but I just haven’t had the time to go out and by myself a pair.

The thing I really like about these shoes are that they’re very versatile. They work with both socks and no socks. They’re perfect for a casual summer day with a simple t-shirt and jean shorts. They add a more casual and trendy look to the outfit. Birkenstocks are also great for the fall. The most famous way at my school to wear Birkenstocks is with a thick pair of wool socks. Wool socks are what give the Birkenstocks that nature vibe. Of course, you can wear just regular ankle socks or some funky polka dot socks. That’s what makes these shoes so versatile. The other thing I love about these shoes is the type of vibe they give off. They’re more suited for a bohemian look which I am totally into this year. They look great with a pair of ripped up jeans and a floral lace kimono or even a simple maxi dress.

Here are some great places to find Birkenstocks and even some knock off brands for the people who don’t want to pay as much:

arizona birkenstockBirkenstock Arizona 2 Band Birkibuc Sandal- Macys

Birkenstock arizona metalBirkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Metallic Sandal- Urban Outfitters

birkenstock florida

Birkenstock ‘Florida’ Sandal- Nordstrom

white birkenstockWomens Robyn Flat Slide- Payless

buckled birkenstockBuckled Faux Suede Sandals- Forever21

arizona stassi birkArizona Stassi Flat Sandal- JCPenny

 

My Essentials For Fall ♡

It’s finally fall! This is my second favorite season (summer’s my first). I love how the leaves change color, and everything pumpkin comes to the stores, and this may sound weird, but fall has this special, fresh smell that I absolutely adore. But as fall comes, so does colder weather. These are some of my essentials that help me through the autumn season and the cold weather.

 

FLANNELS

It isn’t fall without flannels. They just give of that vibe of comfort and coziness. Flannels are so causal and can help enhance a basic outfit. White t-shirt, jeans, flannels and some booties and you’re set to go. Here are some of the places I like to go to buy my flannels at:

Forever21

Costco

Urban Outfitters

 

DARK WASH JEANS

Something about dark wash jeans just gives of the fall vibe. They look super sophisticated and make your outfit look nice and laid back. I also really like ripped jeans in the fall. It gives it a more edgy look and fall feel to the outfit. Here are some places I go to buy my jeans:

American Eagle

TJ Maxx

Forever21

 

SWEATERS

I honestly don’t own very many sweaters because I’m actually very picky when it comes to sweaters. It’s very hard to find the perfect fall sweater. I think sweaters are nice to layer over a white dress shirt and some jeans with a pair of booties and a bold necklace to kind of bring a little pop to the outfit. It’s a very sophisticated outfit for a fall day in the city. Here are some stores I would buy sweaters at:

Forever 21

Urban Outfitters

H&M

 

BOOTIES

Boots are my favorite type of shoe to wear in the fall and winter time. Half of the shoes I own are boots. Boots just give off that warm and cozy fall vibe. They can make an outfit casual by wearing some tall brown riding boots or some short black buckle boots to spice up an outfit for night time. There are so many different styles and colors of boots. There is a perfect boot for everyone. Here are some of my favorite stores to buy boots from:

Nordstrom

Steve Madden

Forever 21

 

MAKEUP

I don’t have any specific products I use for fall but my favorite things to use are dark lip colors. I think plum and dark rose colors are perfect in autumn. They helps brighten up a neutral toned outfit. Another thing I like to do for my makeup in the fall is winged eyeliner. I think the wing gives you a little edge to your face. Big wing or small wing, it’s definitely a bold change in your look.

 

I hope I have inspired you for fall!♡

Trend Report Tuesday- High Waisted Pants

This week’s trend is one of my favorites, high waisted pants. High waisted items have become SUPER popular in the world of fashion and I’m so glad they have. I hate hate HATE wearing jeans that hang at your waist. I just felt that they were too short and I could never wear crop tops with them. I’ve always wanted a pair of high waisted for years now but they weren’t really the cute thing to wear. People thought of high waisted pants as “granny pants”. But one magical day when I went shopping at American Eagle, my favorite place to buy jeans, they had high waisted jeans! And the best part? THEY WERE JEGGINGS!! I love jeggings so much because they are just so much more comfortable than normal, tight jeans. Jeggings also fit and flatter your body better which is a plus. I currently 2 pairs of high waisted pants from AE and I also have a black pair of jeggings from H&M. High waisted pants also allow people to wear crop tops without showing their stomach. My go-to outfit are my high waisted jeggings, a crop top, and a nice fuzzy flannel. I honestly think everyone should own a pair and they have become one of my essentials.

These are the exact high waisted pants I own and where I bought them at:

H&M black high waisted

ae dark indigo jeggingae classic medium jegging

Here are some great clothing stores to buy some affordable high waisted pants:

American Eagle

H&M

Forever21

Trend Report Tuesday: Kimonos

When I first heard about this trend, I didn’t exactly like it. I thought that kimonos were very unflattering and didn’t fit into my style, but they eventually grew on me. What I love about them is that they are very versatile and is a perfect “sweater” to wear in the summer. It’s very light and flowy and kind of makes you look like a hipster which is always a plus. Kimonos come in all styles and lengths to match your own personal style.

I currently have 2 kimonos that I purchased from TJ Maxx. They are currently my favorite styles. The black one is all lace in the back and has some fringe on the bottom which gives so flare to the outfit. I love to wear it on top of a crop top and high waisted shorts because its nice and long to cover up your back. It’s also very bohemian looking which is a perfect addition to my style.

BLACK KIMONO

 

My other kimono is a rich cream color with some lace trimming. I like to wear this one on fancier occasions since it’s a little bit more elegant looking, in my opinion. I usually wear this with a nice top and jeans or a on top of a basic romper.

PINK KIMONO

Here are a few kimonos that I really like:

trac cream lace kimono

Nordstrom has some good quality kimonos for a little bit pricier than what I would pay for, but I love this lace one because it’s perfect for dressing up an outfit.

la hearts floral kimono

PacSun is a great place to buy bohemian clothing. I’m really into the longer kimonos because they give off a better vibe, if that makes any sense.I like the dark floral and the fringe at the bottom.

black lace kimono

 

Forever21 has a great variety of clothing for any fashion style. I like the lace detailing and I also love the affordable price of this kimono. Another place to get some deals for kimonos is TJ Maxx. They aren’t guaranteed to have any, but you’d be surprise at what clothing items you can find there.

band of gypsies kimonoUrban Outfitters has very beautiful printed kimonos. This happens to be my favorite print from that store because I like the earth tones in it. If you’re willing to pay a little more to get a fancier kimono, I would definitely get one from here.

 

2014 Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014
On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, I attended the Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show. This is my second year going and it was such a blast. This year we came a little bit earlier and were able to get a closer seat to the runway. I recommend getting a closer seat because you can see the clothes more clearly and are able to take better photos. The food was just as good as last year but I was disappointed at the fact that they didn’t have the same food selection. Last year they had quiche and mini cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon and mini donuts from Top Pot Doughnuts. I also really liked this season’s clothes better than last year’s. I felt they were more stylish and expensive looking. Here are some of my favorite outfits from the runway.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014I really love this dress from Free People. I love floral and I thought the pleats gave it a pleasing movement to the eye.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014I love this lemon inspired dress from Kate Spade. She’s one of my favorite designers because her clothes are very classic and sophisticated.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014The only things I like about this outfit are the powder blue waffle print full skirt from TOPSHOP and the ruffled socks with the heels. The socks were a nice touch to the outfit and it reminded me of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014I thought this dress was lovely. It has an interesting floral print with polka dots dress from Anthropologie. It’s actually very intriguing and is the perfect maxi dress to wear in the summer.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014This brown leather jacket with layering in the front from BCBGMAXAZRIA, is actually a product I would buy. I just love how you can dress it up or dress it down.

Bellevue Style Blooms Runway Show 2014This chiffon maxi dress BCBGMAXAZRIA, was very intriguing to the eye. The pattern of the black and pink was interesting and is something I would definitely love to wear.

This year’s swag bag was a pretty purple makeup bag. I felt like last year’s bag contents were better. Last year, there were things like a free makeover at Sephora and other great coupons. I’d definitely recommend going to this if you are really into great fashion and want to experience what a fashion show is really like. I’ll definitely be going to this event for years to come.

Gotta Have It 8/5- 8/11

Sorry I haven’t been posting in a while. I’ve been super busy lately. Here are some of my favorites from Forever21 this week.

 

La Vie Bohemian Dress with belt- $27.80 Forever21

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I’m really into the boho style this fall. I love this print and how the dress is paired with the belt.

 

Static Peplum Tank- $15.80 Forever21 

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I love how this print looks. The peplum style makes it very dressy which I love.

 

Classic Draped Front Cardigan- $13.80 Forever21

classic drapped front cardigan

I have an obsession with cardigans! I really love the draped effect. It makes the cardigan look very casual and cozy.

 

Everyday Midi Skirt- $8.80 Forever21

everyday midi skirt

This skirt is a necessity to have. The knee length makes the skirt look very sleek and professional. It’s perfect for any occasion.

 

Chic Cutout Dress- $19.80 Forever21

chic cutout dress

I love the pattern of this dress. It’s definitely very dressy  and the scrunching around the waist gives it a flattering look.

 

City Chic Dolman Dress- $27.80 Forever21

city chic dolman dress

I seriously in love with this dress. I don’t even know how to describe this super cool print. The loose fit on the top gives it some definition to the dress.

Exclusive Spring 2013 Bellevue Collection Runway Show

Bellevue Square, Center Court

8:30 am Check-in, 9:00 am Show

 Preview the season’s must-have spring trends at The Bellevue Collection’s exclusive before-hours runway show at Bellevue Square benefiting Bellevue Arts Museum. Enjoy chic breakfast bites upon arrival followed by an exclusive, insider runway show featuring all the looks you need for spring. Leave the show a style muse with our to-die-for swag bag and a $10 Bellevue Collection Gift Certificate.

Tickets are $25 with 100% of ticket sales to benefit Bellevue Arts Museum courtesy of The Bellevue Collection. Seating is limited.

 

I really loved going to this fashion show. It was my first ever exclusive fashion show it was super fun. I loved seeing all the new spring trends out on the runway. I also loved how it was an exclusive seating. It was random seating but I liked how you had to have tickets to get in. It made me feel like I was going to a private party.

They provided breakfast which was really yummy. They provided food from the local hotel near by which was mainly mini quiches. There was also fresh fruit, drinks and coffee. Also Cinnabon and TopPot Donuts provided cinnamon rolls and small donuts. They were super tasty!

They had these swag bags on the chairs. Inside there are a lot of mini gifts and coupons and offers from the stores in the Bellevue Collection. One of them was a free makeover at Sephora. It was super fun getting my makeup done.

My mom and I spent most of the day shopping around using the coupons I got and visited stores that I love to shop at. We also got our nails done at (I don’t know what the name of the place is) It was super nice to relax a little after the long day of shopping.

I shopped at American Eagle and bought a pair of Dark Wash Denim Shorts, $39.95

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I also went to Forever21 and got a bunch of new accessories.

I would definitely want to go to this event again. It was totally worth the time and money. This would be great event to go to if you are really into what the trend is for the season. It gives you a good perspective on what is coming up in the stores at the Bellevue Collection.

Christmas Shopping!!

I am so excited to share some of the things I got for Christmas! I got so many very beautiful clothes and I am very thankful for what I have. The pictures may be pretty bad because I took them myself.

California love sweatshirt

Billabong Follow Love CA Bear Hoodie- PacSun

tribal print hoodie

Billabong Don’t Tell Pullover Hoodie- PacSun

black knit jegging

Black Super-Stretch Jegging- American Eagle

brown puffer vest

Brown Puffer Vest- Forever21

Navy blue cardigan

Navy Blue Basic Long-line Cardigan- Forever21

pink half zip

Half Zip Pullover- PINK

pink yoga jegging

Yoga Legging- PINK

polka dot dress

Polka Dot Daytime Dress- Forever21

cream lace top

Cream Lace Top- Forever21

assorted accesory 21

All accessories are from Forever21

 

 

 

 

 

Gotta Have It 11/5-11/11

Here are this weeks Gotta Have It items:

Metallic-Blend Jacquard Shorts-Forever21

I like these shorts because they look very professional and perfect for the holidays.

Champagne Dame Gold Sequin Dress- Lulu’s

I love this dress because it is super sparkly and I would wear it to any party.

 

Shopping 10/21

On Saturday, I went to the mall and I went to Forever21 (of course!) and I really wanted to get one of the hats there. I tried a bunch of them on and finally decided on this Beaded Knit Purl Beanie which looks awesome with my brown hair. After that I went to PacSun and got this Kirra All Over Solid Lace tank which is really pretty. I actually wore my hat with my tank. It looks super cool! I wore it with my beanie, my new lace tank, dark wash jean jacket, black leggings and brown leather boots. I hope you guys like these items.

Beaded Purl Knit Beanie- Forever21

Kirra All Over Solid Lace Tank- PacSun