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Black Friday 2011

Black Friday 2011

“It’s friday, friday, gotta buy Alexander Wang and Zara on friday.”

Not the real lyrics, but I have a feeling that would improve the song. Maybe.

My two (only two?! such restraint!) purchases from this year’s Black Friday:

1) Zara Ankle Booties – Originally $89.90
Black Friday Price: $39.99
2) Alexander Wang Ankle Booties – Originally $650
Black Friday Price: $75.00

I saved $624.91. Success.

What did you buy on Black Friday?

“Because Fashion Girls Should Be Smart Too”

Stacey Bendet, of Alice + Olivia, weekly provides her blog’s audience with challenging words and their definitions “because fashion girls should be smart too.” 

I’ve submitted my Early Decision application! This, of course, means I have received the ultimate prize (other than getting accepted to the school): I finally was given access to my pile of amazing fashion books I had picked up on my recent trip to Book Book in NYC.

Some of said books:

From Right to Left:
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by James Laver
Courrèges by Valérie Guillaume
Chanel by Axel Madsen
New York Fashion Week by Eila Mell

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson

A.L.T 365+ by André Leon Talley

I’m so excited to read these!

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Vintage Boots

Vintage Boots

Since clothing, shoes, etc. from the 90s are now considered “vintage,” my new early-1990s made boots are “vintage” too.

Purchased from ASOS Marketplace (E-Vintage Store)

Items to Be Coveted: Foxy Jeffrey Campbells

Jeffrey Campbell’s Foxy Platform Sandals

“I’m Foxy Cleopatra…. and I’m a WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN!”

Like Beyonce’s character from Austin Powers’ Goldmember, this platform is a whole lotta shoe. Towering above the ground with a five and a half inch heel, and a two inch platform, this shoe takes sandals to a new height.

This shoe is the perfect 70’s style addition for any closet.

The Foxy Platform comes in a wide range of colors, textures (suede, sparkled,etc) and prices ($90-$145).

Where to buy yours:

Nasty Gal

Nordstrom

Pieced Together

Pieced Together

All Saints long wool cardigan
$195 – allsaints.com

Paul Smith scoop neck shirt
$160 – paulsmith.co.uk

M.Patmos leather shorts
$675 – barneys.com

Jeffrey Campbell stacked heel
$155 – solestruck.com

Dannijo brass jewelry
$395 – dannijo.com

Alexander wang sunglasses
$325 – saksfifthavenue.com
This is my outfit for the Fashion’s Night Out contest (judged by Alexander Wang).

Trending: Back to School

Back to School Wardrobe

School is almost back in session which means we all could use a boost in our wardrobe to carry our looks from summer to fall. While the beginning of the year means awkwardly making your way into layers and heavy clothing from short shorts and tanks, these five tips from Bloomingdales’ Trend Forecaster, Stephanie Solomon, will help you ease into fall:

1) Care For Some Tea? (Lady-like Blouses):

2) Drop It Low (Longer Skirts):

3) Taste the Rainbow (Colored Jeans):

4) Be Real or Fake (Fur That Is):

5) Mad Hatter:

Photos were taken by Hanna at the Bloomingdales’ Fall Trends Fashion Show.

From the Mouth of Fashion: Karl Lagerfeld x Macy’s

Karl Lagerfeld x Macy’s Line

Source: New York Magazine’s The Cut

The “Kaiser” is collaborating with Macy’s to produce a line of 45 pieces. The collection will be in stores and online on the 31st of August. The prices will range from $50 to $170.

The Cut describes the collaboration as ” the girl version of [Karl Lagerfeld]” without the high prices or real leather.

On the Streets: The American Flag

The American Flag

Source: Nasty Gal

The American Flag (or the Flag of the United States) is an iconic image. Until recently, the flag represented the citizens and states inside of the nation. Now the flag is being used as a print for the world of street fashion.

Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell's Stars and Stripes Lita Shoe

Irregular Choice's Chica Chola Flag Shoe

 Shorts

Topshop's MOTO Vintage Wash Stars and Stripes High Waisted Hotpants

 Shirt

ASOS's USA Flowers Flag Tank

 What do you think of this trend?

Getting Prepped: La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

Getting Prepped: La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

Blazer: Pinkyotto

Shirt: Alternative

Dress: T by Alexander Wang

“Necklace” (really part of the Prada bag): Prada

Bag: Prada

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell x LF

My outfit for the first day of the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.

The Prada bag I thrifted today for $60! Score!

Review: CFDA’s You Can’t Fake Fashion Bag

You Can’t Fake Fashion Bag (Or Can You?)

I was expecting this. I got this:

The fact that it was “Made in China” kind of seems ironic. If you are trying to fight against counterfeiting, why would you make the bag in China, one of the top producers of knock-offs? These bags should’ve been made in America, since the CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The huge tag.

As an aside, the quality of the bag isn’t fantastic. But for $35, and ebay, I can’t expect too much.

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