Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Looks

Oui, Oui Wednesday! Haha
With this talk of a rain storm in LA on Wednesday, I had to come up with some new boot ensemble. I threw on my roomie's mother's A-line red skirt (I absolutely love it) and paired it with my striped nautical themed shirt from Forever21, tights by DKNY and boots by Franco Sarto. White knit cap and glasses are also Forever21. Skinny belt was my grandmother's. I just absolutely love vintage hand-me-downs. They're so fun when trying to be creative and throw pieces together. Now, where's my baguette, monsieur?
Sarah opted for her fab shiny leggings by American Apparel, cute leather studded flats from ZARA, and in keeping with the rocker theme, topped the fit together with her new chained belt from Cotton On. Her grandpa style cardigan is also by Cotton On and deep purple T is from Forever21. Rock on sister!

Yay or Nay? -- Turbands

(images via GoldSaturn)
Turban + Headband = TURBANDS!
Although I am not a daring fashionista, I do think these turbands are cute! I don't think I'd necessarily rock em, but I can see risk-takers like Nikki taking on this trend. 

The Olsen Twins apparently borrow eachother's satin turband and but make it their own style.
Would you wear a turband??
Lookie here, Forever 21's online magazine even features a Turband on their cover!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mix & Match Pastels

Wearing China Glaze's Pastels for a Springy feel, "Peachy Keen" and "Light as Air". I just couldn't decide on one color, so I thought why not opt for both?! Why not have more fun with your nails, it's just an easy and quick way to mix things up!

Floral Fits For Tuesday

It's all about the florals for spring, duh!
Here are couple different takes of floral fits for the blog.
Nikki is wearing a cotton floral skirt from Forever21, and wanted to glitz it up with a mesh-glitter spaghetti strap from Nordstrom. White under shirt and gray blazer are also from Nordstrom. Gray suede pumps are by GoJane and accessories are a mix of silver and colored bracelets.
Sarah looks oh soo sweet in her Urban Outfitters look. Both floral romper and white linen blazer are from Urban Outfitters; reason #246834838 why it's one of the best stores! Her nude pumps are by Nine West, and Oriental fan ring is from Forever21.
This season's floral looks are all about mixing, rather than conservatively matching! Floral pieces can be found at any of our favorite, reasonably priced stores; so you have no excuse to not bloom this Spring 2010!

Trendy Tuesday -- Spring Florals

(image via Harper's Bazaar)

With warmer weather, comes bright florals.. on shoes, shorts, shirts, accessories and anything else you can think of! Statement floral patterns are the way to go this season! Floral dresses and rompers are my fav this Spring. 
The antidote to winter grunge, floral prints are always on Spring runways each year. Spring 2010 is no different, with that you can play into different realms of fashion by mixing floral with a distressed jean, or even polish it up with a dainty printed dress and a fitted blazer. The floral trend is so versatile that it works anyway you fix it up, dressed up or down!

Here are a couple cute and affordable items you can add to your wardrobe to brighten any day up!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Yay or Nay? -- Hello Kitty Jeans

Would you rock these pair of Hello Kitty jeans sold exclusively at ZoZotown???
I mean i like Hello Kitty... but this is a little much, dontcha' think? hahaha
So what's the verdict? Yay or Nay?

Makeup Monday -- Bare Escentuals Gift Set

Courtesy of InStyle and QVC,
Enter now through April 15th for a chance to win a Bare Escentuals gift set (retailed up to $500!!!) from QVC. Click HERE to enter!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Sarah and I wanted to share some of previous denim looks that we wore for casual Fridays.
The first two pics show how we took the denim approach with leggings. Sarah's keeping it more casual and street like with her purple Vans and white undershirt. Her jacket is from Forever21, leggings are from Express.
I chose to go with the dressed up/nerdy look, I guess you could call it?
I actually took my roomie's old hand-me-down jacket from Forever21 and made it into a vest, cutting off the bottom border, the border of the buttons which run down the front of the jacket, and of course cutting the sleeves off. FYI, for the sleeves, I cut past the seem, so that it didnt give too much of a broad look.
The leggings are also from Forever21, white shirt is from Nordstrom, long dark gray tank is from American Eagle Outfitters and accessories--including the glasses--are from Forever21.

My other denim look combines both denim pants and jacket. Both items are by Levi's. I absolutely love my Levi's Jean Jacket and recommend that everyone have one in their closet. They, of course, are such staples to our wardrobe! Though they may run more expensive, the true Levi's brand always looks classic and lasts forever. I have had this for over 10 years, seriously. Yellow striped T is from Old Navy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

RuPaul -- Workin' It

RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style.

I had to snatch my co-worker's autographed copy (by RuPaul herself!) and see what was cracking! To start, i love love love watching RuPaul's Drag Race! I was addicted since the first season!
Anyways, I wanted to share a little bit of fabulous RuPaul's knowledge with you ladies and gents.

"Having a great sense of style is more than being able to put the right combination of clothing together to look clever and chic... [It] also includes how well you're able to love yourself, and the ease at which you balance your ego with your spirit"

 Her book is HILARIOUS! It's basically written how RuPaul herself talks... 
That caption circled above reads:



I'm sorry, ADIDAS is taking their products to another height. Many kudos to their new amazing vibrant collection for Spring/Summer 2010.
Check out their video look book below featuring Ciara, Whitney Port, Agyness Deyn, Hyori Lee (for my Koreans out there!! haha), Adrienne Bailon and many more! Everyone looks fly and verrrry cute clip!

Thoughtful Thursday -- Bright Eyes

Get a jolt of energy with Big, Bold, Brilliant plastic sunglasses!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nails Did -- MAC Malibu Peach

I wish the MAC's Malibu Peach was more peach instead of pumpkin! And I wish O.P.I's You Dont Know Jaques (brownish gray) was more gray! Sigh... nonetheless, I still like my nails even tho its more of a Fall/Autumn color scheme! haha

ps. I was totally sitting next to THE Melody Ehsani getting our nails done!! LOL I had to compliment her on her accessory/jewelry line! AND, she liked my nails too.
I love her!! Check her out ;)

Sugar Pill -- Goldilux

After contemplating on which colors to order from the new and awesome Sugarpill Cosmetics, I ended up with just one ChromaLust loose eyeshadow, Goldilux! These "glamorous sparkling loose eyeshadows .. outshine them all" and they do! It is "ultra-fine metallic powder combined with show-stopping color"!! I love it... but as a warning it does get everywhere.. your hands, tabletop...!
For only $12 a pop, you can get urs HERE.
I used Sugarpill Goldilux in the inner-corner/mid lid of my eye and MAC's Romp (dark brown) and NARS Albatross as the highlighter on the brown bone! I absolutely love love Goldilux.. I recommend it if you love intense color (plus use it wet with MAC's Fix+ on your brush for even more intensity!!!)

Forever 21 Twisted Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has YET AGAIN spun off into fashion and now its coming to you by Forever 21. I don't know how I am feeling about this limited edition collection. I am a little stand off-ish by it because I guess u can say they've gone "MAD" lol. This twisted collection is definitely for the brave not-scared-to-go-all-out type of girl! haha

ps. i still hate the whole socks and sandals/heels ordeal! gahh!!!

Check out the Twisted Wonderland Collection HERE.

Wicked Deal Wednesday -- ALDO

ALDO Shoes is having an extra 50% off clearance sandals!! Check em out here!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

21 MEN

Have you noticed how Forever21 has started to expand its menswear line throughout the months? Well now they have dedicated a whole site to menswear. Now your guy has no excuse to look shabby! He can shop for himself too, not just with you. For more details on the site, click 21Men. (Now, the only thing that would be better was if they gave us 21 Men to choose from!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Makeup Monday -- Mac Art Supplies

Available April 1, 2010

Pearlglide Intense Liners $14.50 
Black Line; Almost Noir; Designer Purple; Industrial; Petrol; Undercurrent
Greasepaint Sticks $17.50 
Greengrease; Slick Black; Uniformly Blue; Zinc Zone; Dirty; Below Ground; Brown, Now; Charred Mauve
Pro Longwear Lipstain Markers $16 
Runway Ripened; Style-setter; Point of View; Modern Mocha; Full of Flare; Purposefully ; Sunset; Tomorrow’s Coral; A Classic

I love colored eyeliners!!! but this Lipstain markers.....I'm a littler weirded with. I dont think I'll check em out unless there are fabulous reviews on em. What do you think? Will you check out this collection??

Steve Madden Wedges

I <3 Steve Madden
They never leave me disappointed with their variety of shoes, heels, sandals and boots!
I bought these pair of Wedges last year and still love em!
The color and strappy-ness of them grabbed my attention!! AND i love how my neon pink pedicure just pops through the straps! :D

Steve Madden are selling a similar pair with more of a snake print and dark brown wedge! Click here to get urs for $80!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yay or Nay? -- Dolce Vita Booties

This is a NAY for me (even more with that ghastly price!). It's too much of a Alexander McQueen knockoff... and Kinda late in the game, dontchu think?! I'm not feeling the thong in between the toes part.... 
the only thing i like is the platform and the color....
What do u think? Will you cop a pair?

American Apparel Shoes

Yes, you heard me right.. American Apparel is now selling shoes! American Apparel is really coming up in my books. First nail polish ... and now shoes! The Amanda Shoe (pictured above) comes in black, tan, pink, creme & denim. They are yours for the price of $80!
A little much considering they are beginners in the shoe game. What do you think?
Would you drop 80 bucks on these?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Around the Way" Earrings.

"From LL Cool J’s anthem that inspired female movements across the globe, The Fresh Fiends and jewelry designer, Yardley December pay homage to girls from “Around The Way”. Taking a cue from JJ Fad and MC Lyte, to the Fly Girls of In Living Color and ALL the founding femme fatales, FF takes you back to the era of “LADIES FIRST”. Now available in our online shop, The “Around The Way” Bamboo Earrings are the ESSENTIAL item to add to your arsenal of accessories."
-- Straight from The Fresh Fiends themselves.

I love the acrylic cut bamboo shape & lace print detail!

I LOVE EM! I jumped on it right when they posted their fabulous photo shoot! They are only $25! and you can purchase urs HERE.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Green Wednesday Look

Nikki wore her green today!
I love all "holidays", so of course I had to celebrate this awesome day and all that is St. Patty's (even if I dare to say that I'm not Irish! Shhh...)
My silk, abstract printed bohemian style dress is from Macy's. Tuxedo vest is from Forever21 and wedges are Steve Madden.
Accessories include belt from Forever21 and bracelets and necklaces are from Forever21 mixed with some of my grandmother's pieces.

MAC Wonderstruck Lipglass

Yesterday my girls and I visited the MAC store and I was in dire need of a new lipgloss. Instead of picking out a neutral shimmery lipgloss, my makeup artist friend suggested Wonderstruck.
At first glance, i said "hell no" haha! It's a bright pink in the bottle... not a flattering color for me. After several minutes of convincing, i decided to try it on.
...*drum roll please*
i lurrrrrved it! It's not as bright as the bottle shows. it was perfect!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We want to say Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you all find that Four Leaf Clover and are granted with lot's of luck this Year! Go Out and have fun! Even if you're not Irish, there's never an excuse not to enjoy the festivities around you!

Yay or Nay? -- Cube Ring & Cuff

(Coutesy of Nasty Gal)
Cheap Monday Cube Ring($26) and Cube Cuff ($32) is a new dimension of accessories. I very much like them and think they are not your typical ring and bangle! I like the cuff better than the ring... What do you think?
I think the inner-budget-shopper isn't letting me drop 30 bucks on the cuff... hahah

Wicked Deals Wednesday

1. American Apparel -- 15% off any online purchase with code: f418-fi52417

2.  Bath & Body Works -- Free lip gloss up to 7.50 with code: STUDENT

3.  DSW -- $5 off with code: KCOOK34; $10 off any regular priced item with code: MARCH10. Plus get free shipping with code: SPRSHP.

4.  Foot Locker -- 15% Off Everything with code: AFPRESS3

5.  Steve Madden -- Free ground shipping on any order with code: SMFREESHIP

6.  Wet Seal -- $0.99 on standard shipping on all orders over $15 for one day only! only March 17, 2010.

(image via Nicole Jarecz)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yay or Nay? -- Die Young Tee

(click for bigger/better resolution)
I love this shirt. Its a yay for me. Its a bad ass Rebel8 Marliyn Monroe (R.I.P.) with tattoos all over! And its especially the LA on her shoulder! It's actually all sold out for men and there's only medium for women. ($29). I'm thinking of purchasing one... but I've been buying too many things lately.. lol
What do you think??

Trendy Tuesday -- Sheer Layers

"Best for intimate dates or celebrations, one bit of transparency worn with tailored pieces will kill in public. If choosing two or more elements, have dinner at home and add bed-head hair and dark eyes." -- InStyle

From lace, sheer gauzes to delicate chiffons, this transparency trend is popping up in fashion shows and in the general public.  These sheer layers make any conservative outfit sexy!  Make sure you wear your appropriate under garments with the sheer material, or it'll be tragic... haha

I love the casual burnout tank with a neon bandeau/bikini!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Make-Up-Less Monday

Giselle launches her very own Eco-Friendly Skin Care Line. Thanks to InStyle for keeping us updated. Check the website by clicking this link, Sejaa, for more information about the skin care line.
So far she features four items: A Day Cream, A Night Cream, Mud Mask, and a Pure Skin Care Kit. All products are made with all natural, whole-plant ingredients.

Monday's Looks

For Monday, Sarah just so happened to wear the 'Blaze Into Spring' look that I previously posted about, featured below. She got the cute linen blazer from Urban Outfitters and paired it with the all black winter look. Her black v-neck t-shirt is from Forever21, ruffle skirt from Old Navy's newest shipment, and black suede pumps by Michael.
Nikki is sporting the tribal look (as posted by Sarah here). Her tank is from Forever21, cargo skirt from Old Navy and braided strappy heels by Calvin Klein. Necklace is from Target and bracelets are Forever21, H&M, as well as some hand-made.

In case you were all wondering, yes, we always wear our sunglasses indoors! HaHa, nah, we just wanted to sport our aviator sunnies for you all. Nikki's are from Forever21 (go figure they're one of my favorite and best priced pairs) and Sarah's are from Aldo (also for a great price).

Here's just a close-up of the tribal design on my razor-back tank-top.

Here is Sarah's newest accessory purchase from Forever21. Got to love those rings from Forever21.
LOVE is always in Season! So continue to SPREAD LOVE ALWAYS!

Blaze Into Spring

I was browsing the style section at People online and came across these great boyfriend blazer looks. I wanted to share how celebrity stylists are transitioning their clients from Winter to Spring looks. They're still using dark pieces but slowly incorporating pastels and colors, and short skirts or sleeveless tops! Which is your favorite?