Top Fall Trend #1: STUDS

Fall is right around the corner, and it’s time to start stocking up on your fave trends and pieces before they all run out! Studs are one fall’s hugest trends, and that’s mainly because they’re very versatile and add a bit of edge to any look. Dresses and skirts are also my “thing” for fall, so above I’ve thrown together a collage of trendy studded dresses for the season. The strapless and mesh body-con ones are perfect for a night out on the town, while the v-neck and 2-fer styles are great for daytime looks, as well as the office!

1. ASOS – Stud Jersey Waistband Dress £55.00
2. eBay Vintage Find – Current Bid $67.98
3. Urban Outfitters – MINKPINK Dress $98
4. SAKS Fifth Avenue – LaRok Dress $248

ASOS is def one of my fave stores on the web. They have some of the trendiest pieces, and they have clothing for any girl’s style. Click here to shop ASOS’s full collection of studded pieces.

If you’ve never shopped TOPSHOP before, then this is the time to start. Yeah, some of their pieces are over-priced, which is why you need to choose wisely, and try not to impulse-buy everything you see! They’re well-known for their unique key/statement pieces.

1. Armour Shift Dress – $410
2. Stud Leather Jacket – $290
3. Sherry Studded Mary Jane Shoes – $145
4. Anique Stud Toe Ankle Bootie – $170
5. Pyramid Stud Elastic Belt – $70

Click here to shop TOPSHOP’s full collection of studded pieces.

At KarmaLoop.com, you can find great everyday pieces, and just about anything to satisfy your street style fix. They stock over 250 brand names, including Melody Ehsani (celeb fan: Keri Hilson), DimePiece Designs (celeb fan: Cassie), and Married to the Mob (celeb fan: Teyana Taylor).

Click here to shop KarmaLoop’s entire studded inventory.

Some of you may already know that I am opening my very own online boutique this fall. We’re gearing up for our first official product shoot in a few weeks, and we have some really great pieces coming in, so stay tuned and I’ll be sure to update everyone when our Grand Opening arrives!

HAPPY SHOPPING LADIES!

Summer Sequins: For Day & Night

A trend which is mostly and usually worn only around the holidays and winter, can also be worked into your summer wardrobe. I love sequins, and know a lot of other women do as well.

This outfit is perfect for any daytime event. There’s a lot of sparkle, but the crisp white top tones things down. When wearing a statement jewelry piece (i.e. the bib necklace; above), try to keep the amount of accessories worn to a minimum. One other added piece is good enough.

For night, a lot of ladies usually like to go full-on with the amount of shine. The bodycon dress above is only sequined at the shoulders. It keeps the sexy night-time look of the dress, without being too loud. To brighten up the outfit, gold or silver accessories, and even a sequined clutch can be added.

Swimwear:: The Perfect Styles for 9 Different Shapes!

One of the best things about fashion is its ability to cater to different types of people, especially when it comes to shapes and sizes. Here are a few body-flattering swimsuit styles, tips, and tricks for every shape…

For small chested girls like Cassie, a ruffled string bikini will flaunt what you’ve got, and fake what you don’t!

The best suits for curvier women like songstress Jordin Sparks would be solid colored one-piece bathing suits with a plunging neckline, as they help to keep the attention on your upper half. Tankini styles help to conceal your midriff, and the added ruching sides camouflage a round tummy. Boy shorts are also great for those who want some added coverage around their bottoms.

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Spring/Summer 2009 Trends:: Exotic Prints


[Clutch; Sandals; Belt; Pumps; Satchel]

Fresh off spring vacation, and ready to get back to work, I’m excited to start the Fashionista101.com seasonal trends. I love spring and summer ones. And, my favorite one this season is no doubt the exotic trend. This sexy print is both a statement maker, and an outfit maker. Though some may look good in exotic-printed clothing, I think its always best to take the more subtle approach. Adding one or two exotic pieces (i.e. heels + clutch, or heels + bangles) to your outfit will spice it up, rather than make it look sleezy.

I purchased the brown snakeskin pumps (above) from Target. They’re actually more of a beige, than a brown, and I found them on clearance for only $19! I also bought the all-black snakeskin pair. I’m obsessed with them, but I wouldn’t recommend them for someone with a wider foot — there’s not much extra room left inside.

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