Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hair Tips =]

Haiiiiiirrr. It may seem like a far away thing you'll never master, but it's not like that.
Today I'm talking about hairstyles and tips for people with generally straight hair.

Shampoo and Conditioner-
I've tried a lot, but my all time favorite is Bath and Body Works. They make shampoo and conditioner pairs and amazing scents. There are tons to try, but I like Vanilla ones the best.
My hair routine- get shampoo and conditioner. Pour and put it in my hand, then mix into my hair. I let it stay in for 2 minutes or so, then wash it out really well.

If you do this, your hair should be pretty smooth. For good results, comb it right after.

Gawsh. If you're one of those people who look horrible with just their hair down, I fell your pain. I have to have my hair in some kind of style other than just... well down!

1)I love hairbands. If you have hair longer than your shoulders, I totally recommend stocking up and investing in a couple... a basic rule is that the longer your hair, the thicker the headband you can pull off. (But no. That does not mean that you can wear a super chunky one.) Claire's has some good ones for relatively cheap.. but you can definitely find them pretty much anywhere. All you do is make sure your hair is totally sleek and fine, take a hairband and brush your front hair up, and slide the headband on.

2) The poof is one of my favorites! It does take some practice though... all you need is a hair clip. Take a small-medium sized bunch of hair from the front of your hair, where your bangs could be, and pull it back. Twist 1-2 times, and clip in place. Thick haired girls will probably need to use 2 clips. Instead of hair clips, you can also use a hair elastic, or even bobby pins.

3) Braids are one of my favorites. I happen to think that anyone with highlights, whether natural or not, looks great in this style. To take it one more step higher, then I totally think adding a poof before you braid is amazingg. It's an adorablee and relatively easy look! Ashley Tisdale sports this look a lot, and never looks bad in it at all.

4)This is a combo hairstyle that I love to sport around school. Take you hair, and twist it around like a bun. Then, take a hair elastic that matches your hair color, and use it to hol the bun in place. I usually need to twist it around 2 times, but that depends. The hair should now be in a messy bun, with some hair sprouting out. Spray on some hairspray, (eco-friendly puh-leasee) and then slip on a headband if you want. This look is effortlessly easy, and super cute too.

Important hair products-
*Hairspray that DOES NOT AFFECT THE ENVIROMENT. Search online, and save the world.
*Bobby pins, to hold hair up. Very important!
*Hair elastics. Need I say more?
*Hair clips. In plain colors are fine, but why not go for a sparkly blue one? ;]


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Splurge or Save?

*You feel like a million bucks
*But it really did cost a million bucks...
*At least it wont fall apart!
*And it's also designer.

*You bought something amazing for cheap!
*Hopefully, we're talking about the price.
*You'll brag to your friends about how you got it at Target!
*But what if they don't like Target?

Here are some saves and splurges, in different items.
Splurge- William Sharp Swarovski Scarf for 490.00
Save- American Eagle Scarf for 20.00
Both are gray, shiny, and perfect fo
r cold weather!

Splurge- Juicy Couture Slouch Leather Tote for 525.00
Save- Urban Outfitters Plu
mage Tote for 58.00
Both are super vintage chic and slightly rocker adorablee =]

Splurge- Christian Louboutin Zou Zou Sandals for 695.00
Save- Matisee Trig in gold Sandals for 83.70 at bluefly.com
Both are glam, chic, and luxurious looking!

Splurge- Chanel Camillia Ring for around 360 dollars-ish
Forever 21 Flower Ring for 3.80

Thanks for reading everybody =]

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Gosh, school is sooo crazy. Already, I have lot of homework.

But I swear I'm not dead =]
Quick post, but I would just like to say that since the cold is coming in,
Right now, I always get cold, and I think scarves are adorablee. My personal favorite way of putting them on is to fold the scarf in half, then loop the side without the loop in the loop.

Hollister and abercrombie are making an adorable line, but so so is Ralph Lauren =]
Here are some pictures-

[Micheal Kors 175 Dollars]

Look the same for Less
[Forever 21, 5.50]

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ohemgee. Trend?

Trend? NAY or YAY...

So.. recently at my school, there's been a big trend.
You wanna know what it is?
Well... it may shock you. But you better read it.
The new trend is tube tops over tank tops. Like, beach chic. Most of the girls are wearing it with scrunched top tube tops, and a contrasting color underneath. Recently, my fried Lizzi wore a pink abercrombie tank top with a blue tank top under. It looked cute, I guess. But I'm not a huge fan of this "new trend"

If I was forced to wear this trend, I would add some items to change the look.

First, I would start off with a great blazer/jacket, in preferably a neutral shade like brown. Second, I would add dark jeans, preferably skinny styled. Then, I'd finish it off with a pair of suede boots, a chic slightley boho headband, layered necklaces, and some lip gloss.

The end look? Couture bohemian with a hint of abercrombie.

Love it? Hate it? Tried it? Want to?
Comment and make my day.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Short Post!


Freaking Amazing.
Fah-mazing is my word


Today, I wore a white babydoll,
a red tank top under,
dark skinny jeans,
and white gladiator-esque flip flop/sandals.

What did you wear?
Did anyone wear anything extremely crazy today that you would like to mention?

Soon to Come-
=] Bye bye now loves!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gossip Girl Outfit

Ohmigod. This Gossip Girl outfit is to die for! This outfit is from the episode "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!" [Hahaa] It's a Marc Jacobs, and it's absolutely adorable. The colors look great, and I love to the neutrals. The only thing I hate is the stockings! I would go with plain charcoal ones instead of those vintage chic ones.
The mini sweater is an adorable touch!
Loving the color.
Take a look at those shoes!
LoveLoveLove it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What I'm Loving...

as of RIGHT now!

Top- floral navy hollister tank.
Bottom- Skinny jeans.
Dress- Juicy Couture spring dress.
Shoes- Juicy Couture pink and green flats.
Accessories- Orange Coach bangle.
Random Anything- Vintage ring from Forever 21
Perfume- Daisy by Marc Jacobs!
Bag- Juicy Daydreamer. As always!
Lip Gloss- MAC watery lip gloss.

Sorry that's it's not much of a post. But I wanted to just blog about something.

P i c t u r e s f o r y o u u u

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Favorite Fall Bags

Ohmigosh! Fall is coming up, and that definitely calls for some new bags and totes to use, right? Well, whether you have 20 dollars or 200 dollars, here are some bags that I loved. They all come in a variety of different colors, pattern sizes, prices, and more. I hope you find you will love!

1) The Vera Bradley Tote
Vera Bradley is one of my favorite designers for bags. Their bags are all adorable, and they have things like pencils, make up kits, backpacks, and pencil cases in those adorable patterns x3
This bag is especially one of my favorites because I love the pattern, I adore big bags, and all together, it looks absolutely amazing. This pattern is called Java Blue, but my other favorites are the Peacock, Raspberry Fizz, and Mod Floral Pink. And the best part that it usually retails for around 50.00 dollars, because I think it used to be 70 dollars? I'm not completely sure.

2) The Juicy Daydreamer
Oh.Mi.God. This is one of the most amazing bags I have seen and fallen in love with in my entire
life. The fit, style, colors, and everything just looks supperr good together. It comes with a drawstring like top, and has a lot of charms with it. The one I showed you in the polyvore is my favorite color/style, although they do make other ones. I've even seen a green one! Anyways, I think this purse is really great. It has a TON of room, more than you might think it does. It's also really soft. The only bad part about this wonderful bag is that it is a bit pricey. The website eluxury.com sells it for 225 dollars, but you might be able to find it for a lower price at more stores. This bag is a good investment, because you can use for any season. I love this bag!

3) The Forever 21 Hobo
This one is really cute and perfect for the 3 M's. (The mall, movies, and more.) It is from Forever 21, a really popular store that sells so many things at low prices. The bag itself comes in
maroon and purple color, plus the navy color I showed you in my polyvore set. This bag could easily match with almost anything, anywhere. I'm thinking of going to the mall and buying this bag! The bag is also an amazing one to buy because it is very cheap- at the store,you can buy
it for 14.90 dollars. Add this bag to your fall collection now.

4) The Coach Bag
The moment I saw this bag, I fell in love with it. The colors is gorgeous, in a really eye-catching hot pink that is a new trend for the fall and winter season. The design of it is also amazing- I love how it's a plain bag, but the pockets are also really functional. It has 2 main compartments, so that is also a really huge plus for people who carry around tons of things :)
It's actually name is the "Leather Peyton" and it only comes in a silver color and the beautiful pink color I showed you in the polyvore set above. If I were the Coach designers, I would definitely consider making a new line of bright colors, like red.The gold metal buckles and more are a really great touch. The only thing I hate about this bag is that is is quite expensive. The Coach store sells it at 798 dollars, close to 800 dollars. Buy this bag if you actually have the money, and fell in love with it the moment you saw it.

5) The Wetseal Hobo
Yay, another hobo! This hobo bag is really chic and cute. The colors within the stripes are adorable, and easily matchable with any outfit. It reminds me a lot of India, due to the bright colors and sparkly gold finishes. This bag would also be perfect for the 3 M's, practically anywhere. It is from the popular clothing store WetSeal, that makes tons of funky and fun things like top, sweaters, and shoes. It has a reasonably good amount of space inside. And it is marked a very good price- only 24.50 dollars! I would love to be a proud owner of this cute bag.

6) The Dooney and Bourke Bag
Wow. Right? Just wow. This bag is definitely BAC. (Beautiful, amazing, chic) I would love to buy this, but I would need to save up quite a lot of money to buy this. Dillards sells this bag for around 345 dollars. I love the glossy black finish in the bag. It is mysterious, yet very Parisian chic. Qui? Qui? ;) The design is very elegantly simple, but definitely high fashion. This bag from Dooney also supports the 3 M's. The colors it comes in are a bright red that Dylan from the Clique books would love, a hot pink that is adorable, and the glossy black that I showed you above in my polyvore set. This bag may be pricey, but definitely worth trying to purchase.

I hoped everyone like my review on some new fall bags that are going to be very BAC this season. Please comment and subscribe if you haven't, and if you have any questions about my blog or suggestions, just drop me an e-mail at casuallycouture.gmail.