The 2015 Bellevue Collection’s Canvas of Style Runway Show

The Canvas of Style Runway Show at the Bellevue Collection was held on April 25th, 2015. This was my 3rd year going to this show and it was probably my favorite one yet. Again this year, there was a catered breakfast that included pastries and fruit which wasn’t too bad. There was also a goodie bag filled with coupons for stores located in the mall. I was really disappointed in the type of coupons because there weren’t too many that were worth using.

The theme ‘Canvas of Style’ incorporated a lot of color into a lot of the wardrobes this year. I also thought that this year’s outfits were aimed to a wider audience. There were a lot more clothes this year that I could actually see myself wearing. Here are some of my personal favorites from the show:

Topshop Skirt

Nordstrom Topshop full skirt in window pane print

I love all the clothes from Topshop and I especially love this skirt. I think the print of the skirt is very retro and is something that I wouldn’t mind owning myself.

Gap Denim JacketLorna Jane Hoodie

Gap Denim baseball jacket

Lorna Jane White sleeveless hoodie and black mesh top

I really love the sporty trend because I’m a big fan of athletic looking clothes. The denim baseball jacket is a great statement jacket. The black mesh top is also a trend I’m really in love with. These are both super sporty while fashionable at the same time.

Banana Republic VestBanana Republic Shoes

Banana Republic Vest with contrast woven trim

I like to call this look preppy chic. The vest layered on top of the shirt paired with the circle skirt is preppy and trendy. My favorite part of the outfit is the striped shoes worn with socks. It reminds me of the 50’s which is probably one of my favorite eras in fashion.

 

Intermix Fringe SkirtBCBG Black JacketNordstrom Rebecca Minkoff Jacket

Intermix Suede fringe skirt

BCBGMAXAZRIA Black fringe jacket

Nordstrom Rebecca Minkoff white leather fringe jacket

I’ve never really liked leather jackets until the fringe trend became popular. All these looks are very Bohemian which is what my style closely resembles and owning a fringe jacket or a fringe skirt is a perfect statement piece for a boho chick like me.

DVF Chiffon Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg Blush chiffon dress with gathered front

About 2 years ago, I was obsessed with everything chiffon. This dress reminded me how much I love chiffon. The gathered front gives it an elegant but boho look. I would love to own a beautiful dress like this.

Anthropologie Dress

Anthropologie White deep pleated front shirtdress

This dress is probably my favorite piece out of the whole show. It’s so simple but so chic at the same time. You could totally dress this up or down for any occasion. My favorite part of the dress is the dress shirt top part mixed with the pleats on the bottom. I would love to have this dress be part of my wardrobe.

BCBG Belt

BCBGMAXAZRIA belt

I’ve noticed that big statement belts are a big trend now, especially for Coachella looks. A big studded belt is a great statement piece for any simple outfit. You can dress up an outfit with a belt or you can wear a studded belt to add to a bohemian look. The belt is a definite must for the spring.

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

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.

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

Gotta Have It 10/15-10/21

Here are this week’s Gotta Have It Items:

  Crochet Collar Blouse- Forever21

I really like this blouse because it is very vintage looking and I love it!

Asymmetrical Cuff Booties- Forever21

This shoe is very cool looking and is very sophisticated.

  She’s Got Legs Burgundy Maxi Skirt- LuLu’s

I really love this skirt because this color is so chic and the cut in the skirt is cool.

  Lira Fever Dress- PacSun

I really love this print dress because I love the print and this scrunched up sides with zippered pockets.

 

 

Gotta Have It 9/24- 9/30

Here are this week’s Gotta Have It items:

Holla Backless Young’n Sheer Burgundy Top- Lulu’s

I really like this shirt because it has a scoop opening in the back which I love.

Flower Power Skinny Jeans- Love Culture

I like these jeans because I think that these are a very bold color and would be fun to wear.

Shingle Jangle Dress- Pink Ice

I love this dress becaus ethe prints are made from shingle which gives a really cool look.

Lace Up Bootie- Forever21

I like these because they are very chic but combat looking boot.

Longline Elbow Patch Cardigan- Forever21

I love cardigans! I picked this one because it looks so cozy and casual. That’s the beauty of cardigans.

 

 

Gotta Have It 9/17- 9/23

Here are this weeks Gotta Have It Items:

Colorblocked Shawl Lapel Blazer- Forever21   I really like this blazer because I think it looks very pretty with the pink collar.

Smocked Woven Joggers- Forever21   I like these pants because they look really good with the belt.

High-Rise Shorts w/ Belt- Foever21   I like these shorts because they’re very colorful and trouser looking.

Get My Drift Taupe and Purple Dress- Lulu’s   I love this dress because I love the electric violet and the high-low skirt.