Blue Me Away

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T.J. Maxx dress. H&M flats.

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I Went Shopping.. for You!

I scoured a few of my favorite fashion websites to find the most chic, unique, and unbeliev-able fashions out right now. Enjoy!

Nasty Gal: Skirting the Issue

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Flash Fringe Skirt, $48. This skirt is awesome for the whole flapper look!

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Out of Bounds skirt, $38. Black and white is classically chic!

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In Too Deep skirt, $70. The electric color and bold cut make this one a stand-out piece!

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Overdrive skirt, $48. Origami inspired skirts are all the buzz these days! Have a bright idea in this yellow number.

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Zebra Crop Top, $38. A fun top adds whimsy chic to any pair of your favorite blues.

 

ASOS: Bold Basics

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Plush reversible star scarf, $33.75. Pair it with a military inspired piece for a fierce and patriotically stylish statement.

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New Balance 210 sneakers, $80. Pair these puppies with anything in your closet for a look The Sartorialist would feign for!

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Beaded vest, $210. This piece is quite pricey, but the flawless beading and shrunken fit make it a one of a kind buy.

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Wordy Tee, $24. This text tee is playful and posh all at the same time. Wear it with cutoffs by day, and a pencil skirt by night.

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Glamorous Lion sweater, $33.75. This bold piece brings Japanese art to the world of street style.

 

Forever 21: Versatile Valley

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Shadow Stripe Tee, $19.80. The sheer fun of this top cannot be denied.

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Retro Slingback, $22.80. These shoes are awesome for wearing with dresses when your feet have had enough heel hysteria.

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Studded layer Miniskirt, $22.80. With classic black and trendy studs, the possibilities of this number are endless.

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Longline pullover, $24.80. This lightweight sweater is lovely for the transition between seasons, and a look that’s fashionable and functional. 

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Mirrored Tiger Top, $14.80. This graphic piece deserves to be worn to a hip hop concert, out to dinner with friends, and for a night, err prowl, on the town.

September Issue of…Marie Claire

I’m going to review quite a few September Issues around this time. Of course the September Issue of fashion magazines is the largest and most important of the entire year, being the issue of introduction of fall styles and new everything. They usually contain some sort of inspirational and girl power stories too, as the search for the most marvelous cover star goes on for months. MC’s is Zooey Deschanel, who I’m not a fan of honestly. I didn’t read her cover story, but I might skim it. I love the issue’s pages and pages of fabulous clothing, clothing that represents the future of the industry. There are several inspiring articles inside- about brave Middle Eastern filmmakers, a woman who left polygamy behind, and stories and statistics of women all over the world. They make me even prouder to be an American woman. I rate this issue as 8/10. There are a few more features, such as different celebrity profiles, that I would like to see, but overall the issue is balanced in photos and substance. Now for the pictures.
The Cover
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Midis Spotted!

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Fun Fashion

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Awesome Articles and Wise Words

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Pick it up today!

My Take On: We’re the Millers

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RV + Pineapple Express = A roaring hilarious comedy about a fake family crossing the country to smuggle half a million dollars worth of top notch weed. Jason Sudeikis plays David, who excels as the city’s best pot dealer, who doesn’t have kids, a wife, or any responsibilities in the world. He’s known stripper Rose, played by Jennifer Aniston, for years, over which they’ve kept up a somewhat-playful discontent with one another’s immorality. Emma Roberts plays the runaway delinquent teen, who Kenny, an innocent teen with an alcoholic and neglectful mother who lives in David’s apartment building, tries to stop from getting mugged one day on the streets. David steps in to help, but the gang figures out he’s a drug dealer and steals his stash and  his thousands of dollars  of cash. In order to make up for the lost profits, his boss, played by a douchebag Ed Helms, orders him to get to Mexico, pick up a “smidge and a half” of drugs, and smuggle it back to his offices. But David looks like a drug dealer, and being alone would  set off every red flag in existence. So, without much easiness, he assembles Kenny, Casey, and Rose as his fake family on an innocent vacation to “Me-hiko”. This sets up the plot for a disastrous adventure of a road trip, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who also brought us the classically funny Dodgeball. The stereotypical behaviors the group takes on, of a sweet little family on vacation, excel throughout the entire film. As they pass through inspection over and over, it really makes one think about the shows so many people could quite possibly be putting on to get where they want. One could truly portray who they want, as long as they take measures to actually start to live it. Which means, of course, the movie wouldn’t be right without the group bonding effectively. I can’t even express my full appreciation that this bonding didn’t go as one would expect. No, there wasn’t a scene where the family plays board games and looks up into each other’s eyes while melodic music plays, and they finally realize they are like a family. No, there weren’t hugs abound and a falling in love of Rose and David on the road. Instead, there was a scene of a very inappropriately- turned game of drawing charades with a sweet, welcoming family they run into along the way. There was a scene of virgin Kenny learning how to kiss by practicing with his “mom” and “sister”, while “dad” films, which completely disturbs the other family’s daughter, who walks in on the scene. And there was pseudo parenting needed when Casey runs off with a carnival hooligan and Kenny gets a serious case of genital inflammation after a very personal tarantula bite. So the group grows friends well enough, though with much dysfunction, in ways that are not expected. The laughs stick throughout the entire film, and although it seems there were missed opportunities for hysterical scenes with such gifted actors, the ones that are given are great. With each of the group’s different traits and strengths,  the bunch barely gets back with their lives, and the boss’s operation is shut down with David’s  assistance. They end up having been too involved with Mexican drug lords, so for their own safety, must enroll in Witness Protection- together. I prefer this ending, over an expected go-back-to-their-own-lives-yet-run-into-each-other-for-a-warming-welcome-on-the-daily one. Because even as the door to their pure-looking little house in the sweet suburbs shut and the sun sets over their flawlessly manicured emerald lawn, we know what goes on behind those walls is not in any way typical, peaceful, or innocent,  but oh well, because the group has learned to stick together. Kinda like glue… even if their brand doesn’t exactly dry on clear.

 

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The New Length

Gone are the days where belly tops and tight mini skirts serve as the epitome of sexy. The 90’s have passed, and so have more recent times, where fashionistas found themselves baring whole leg for all occasions. The new length for skirts, that has won approval from fashion bloggers, insiders, starlets, and the cosmopolitan busy woman, is the midi. Falling slightly below the knees, this cut allows for an alluring peek of leg, while still maintaining that chic fantasy of clothes that don’t look like they’ve been painted on. Another term is the “full skirt”, which refers to the volume the garment embodies. They’re fun, they’re flirty, and ever-so fashion-forward- and that’s why they’re everywhere. As an appreciator of coy beauty and addict of cool fashion, I can’t wait to buy into this new look and go  short , err, “midi”.

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