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Archive for May, 2010

What to Wear to…CAMPING

A.K.A…glamping, a term I recently saw in the H&M catalog which is essentially when a glamorous chick like yourself goes camping. Whether it’s to one of those camps for students with a group of friends or legitimate outdoors camping, I will do my best to outline essential outfits for GLAMPING.

Departure: You’re psyched. Everyone’s psyched. You’re hopping into a car/bus for hours. You’re going to wear comfy, but glamorous, clothes. And, of course, clothes that spell out fun! I chose a unique hoodie, a graphic tee, classic white shorts, and classic wayfarers.

Chilling/Exploring: Whether you’ve just jumped off the car, or it’s the last day before you leave. You are bound to just stroll with friends and talk and explore at some point. This calls for something not as hardcore as hiking clothes, but something casual and mobile, like a romper! For chilling/casual exploring, I chose a chambray romper, a soft sweater, a pair of casual shoes, and some sunscreen!

Hiking/Getting Dirty: And no, sorry to break it to you dears, but you can’t possibly go camping without getting dirty. This means that you can’t run around in rompers and Steve Madden shoes all day. Ha ha. No, not really. But, still! Who doesn’t like getting their hair messed up and getting dirty every once in a while? For this outfit, I chose a casual tee, a lightweight fitness jacket, denim shorts, and comfy walking shoes.

Lounging: This is different from chilling. Lounging is staying up with your friends playing cards and goofing off in the dark. This is the pre-bedtime period, where you’re all clean and fresh and just lounging until you feel ready to sleep. That’s why, comfy is key. A casual tunic, yoga leggings, a nice facial cleanser, and slippers.

Campfire: The ultimate camping classic that has had fashionistas tearing hair out for years. A campfire! Hot and cold, outdoors but not dirty, what do I wear? My twopence: a cute tee, a cute hoodie, capris, and some nail polish.

Getting Ready for Summer: 5 Outfits for All Your Summer Activities.

Is the sun coming out for you as brightly as it is for me? For many of you, graduation has already gone by and you are already on summer break!

Not for me though. My college is on a quarterly schedule. Damn it, which means..I don’t finish school until June.

Either way, summer outfits are totally in and are definitely not receding until August/September.

So here we are, 5 of my favorite outfits for your favorite summer adventures.

Backyard Parties-Whether it’s with your family or with your awesome buddies, you’re going to have to go to a backyard party sometime. And, yes, barbecues tend to get warm so be prepared. I chose a cool, breezy (but very chic) dress, neon pink shades, T-strap sandals, and a fantastic Smashbox bronzer.

Pool Parties-Basically like a backyard party. Only be prepared to get wet, to fall into a pull, to swallow a mouthful of pool water, and yes, to knock that cute guy from your French class into the pool by accident. For this outfit, I chose a bandeau bikini (I’ve always been a bandeau sort of person since they are so much more secure!), a breezy cover-up, and a rockin’ pair of flip flops.

Music Festival-If you live in Seattle (like me), summer is absolutely gorgeous. Bumbershoot and a variety of other music-related things going on. You can’t call yourself a true Seattlite college gal without going to at least one of those events during summer. For this outfit, I chose a casual cardigan, a floral top, a pair of distressed denim shorts, and some Nars SPF 25 Lip Treatment to keep your lips feeling as good as the rest of yourself.

Summer Nights: Friends, your boyfriend, your family…you will be staying out late on summer nights. I mean, who could resist? Summer has nighttime temperatures higher than daytime temperatures during the rest of the year.Whatever it is you will be doing on a summer night, stay pretty. For this outfit I chose, a light sweater for the little chill you be facing, a cute and vintage tee, a bright skirt, and some of Benefit’s lip and cheek stain.

Camp/Outdoors: And if you’re more of an outdoorsy person, you’ll be going camping! I know I will be in a matter of weeks. When camping it’s important to feel your best and look your best, without looking too high-maintenance. Think casual. For this outfit, I chose a light, plain jacket, a casual (but summer-y) tee, a pair of rustic denim shorts, and waterproof mascara (raccoon eyes are a big no-no for campers).

Well, that’s all, have yourself a wonderful beginning of summer!

Inspired by the Kentucky Derby

(A gallery of some more Kentucky Derby looks can be found here)

Whether it’s Churchill or Santa Anita, derbies have always been a crucial slice of American culture. Cute hats and lovely dresses. Oh…

But for some of us (me, included) derbies simply mean another afternoon nestled in front of my television waiting for the little snippets of celebrities and what they’re wearing while my eyes ooze with envy. Regardless, not being able to attend a derby does not mean that we are not able to bring bits of derby-style clothes in our own wardrobes. Here are my ideas.

Outfit 1-A Little bit of Derby, but Pretty All the Way: A subtle touch of pink, but pretty all the way. This outfit is cute for anything. To get this “little derby touch”, try putting a little pink anywhere into your outfit and top it off with a cute hat or a hat on a headband (like the one below). How much cuter does derby style get?

Outfit 2: Bold in Floral-Possibly one of the most popular trends that we’ve seen today is floral. And, yes, it’s true, you can go to campus wearing floral without looking completely ridiculously. After all, it is spring (and May, for that matter) and there is no better way to celebrate your enthusiasm for this season than with a beautiful floral skirt and a vintage flower hat.

Outfit 3: Sleek in Black-Yes, you can still pull off black at a derby. With style too. And, so, you can still bring Kentucky Derby style into your closet in black. With black, we’re going for less floral and cute, and more elegance and beauty. As we saw with Naomi’s sister Jen in 90210 (picture above), wearing black definitely enhances your figure and adds an elegant touch to a usually exuberant day. How so? Little elegant (but still girly) things such as lace paired with a black blouse, a vintage black hat, and any other variation of black that you would like completes your derby-inspired look.

And, as a finish, enjoy this classic ASCOT scene from My Fair Lady: