Quick Tip #1

School is a lot of walking, and your feet can start to hurt after a while. That’s why I like ballet flats and wedge sneakers as cute and cool alternatives to heels

Check Out These Polyvorians!

So, guys, Polyvore is my life. It’s basically fashion Twitter, where you make sets and post them. You can like sets and follow people, and you can also make joint accounts where you give girls advice.  I’m on one of these joint accounts, @the-west-coast-tipsters, and I also have my own account, @fabgirl-1. Here’s a list of fabulous people on my tip account to check out.

@fabgirl-1

@chloeisabelnaylor

@fionulla

@mrszaynmalik- (she recently left, but still check out her sets)

@weaknessisstrength

@ashleyangelbite

@ikhill

@madistylinson

@syzzil

@shaderosechick

@wanna-be-european

@edgy101

@madays

@ravensixx

@tips-for-teens-23

@the-west-coast-tipsters

Whew, I think that’s all of them. Have fun polyvoring!

Celebrity Style Inspiration: Avril Lavigne

I love Avril Lavigne! Not only is her music awesome (I’m blasting “Girlfriend” in my room right now, but Avril provides great style inspiration! Check out these photos.

Which PLL Girl are you?

1. Look down. What’s on your wrist?

A. A statement gold cuff

B. A hair tie

C. A spiky bangle

D. A charm bracelet, with perfectly coordinated charms

 

2. What do your favorite jeans look like?

A. Skinny, slinky and sexy.

B. You don’t really have a favorite, since you wear them SO much.

C. They’re black, with leather insets.

D. Classic dark wash flares

 

3. After school, you go to:

A. The mall ,with your BFFs

B. Sports practice

C. Um, home? You’re not the most involved person.

D. The library, to study

 

4.Think fast! Your style in one word:

A. Glam

B. Sporty

C. Edgy

D. Preppy

 

5. Which T-shirt slogan would you buy? (I did NOT make these up.)

A. “Stressed, depressed, but well-dressed.”

B. “One spirit, one team, one win.”

C.”I’m not weird,  I’m limited edition”

D. You? A slogan tee? Please.

Mostly A’s: You’re Hanna! You have a luxe, glam style.

Mostly Bs: You’re Emily! You have a sporty casual style.

 

Mostly C’s. You’re Aria! You have an edgy, cool style.

D. You’re Spencer! You have a classically preppy style.

 

 

Back To School Shops: Where to Go

Back to school is one of my favorite times of year! I love it when the stores start coming out with the notebooks folders, and pencils. It can be overwhelming though, so I’ve broken down the best stores to shop for BTS.

To trick out your locker: Walmart has lamps, wallpaper, even air freshener!

For cute notebooks and folders: Target is great for pretty patterns and witty sayings, but for the hottest celebs head to Walmart.

For graphic tees: Kohls has everything you need from cool bands to fun characters. (Like Hello Kitty!)

For the funkiest dresses around: Head to Hot Topic for edgy cool styles.

For jeans that won’t break the bank: Go to Old Navy! They have every wash, every color, and every size.

Hope this helped you find you BTS style.

 

One of a Kind Fashion!!

This past weekend, I had the fabulous experience of attending the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, IL.  It was amazing! I saw some fabulous one of a kind pieces and got to meet amazing people. Here’s my roundup of the top places to visit.

  •  Gypsy Temple has authentic Indian and Nepali clothing, jewelry, shoes, and materials. Everything’s completely original, and the prices are great. I’d recommend this to anyone with a bohemian style and an appreciation for culturally inspired finds.
  •  Weber Antiques, based in Grayslake, IL, is a great place for antique vintage jewelry. It has a treasure trove of well-priced yet exquisitely beautiful jewelry and distinctive gemstones. The owner enjoys sharing stories of some of his vintage pieces. This jewelry stand is one of my favorites.
  •  Danielle Russo has a selection of jewelry with a rocker-inspired aesthetic. Check out her stand for statement conversation pieces that are sure to get noticed. (Check out her Etsy shop too!)
  •  GreenFoxStyle/Vertmoderne is amazing! Whatever you’re looking for, whether that be amazing vintage purses or recycled jewelry, they have. I love the interesting materials they use! (Like tiny rubber bands in jewelry)! Check out the Etsy shops!

All in all, Randolph Street market is a phenomenal destination for anyone who loves one of a kind fashion. Missed it this month? No worries! There are several more markets this year. 2013 dates are as follows.

May 25-26

June 29-30

July 27-28

August 24-26

September 28-29

 

BREAKING NEWS!!

So, everyone, do you remember my friend, the unique and fabulous Timothy Westbrook? Well, now he’s on Project Runway Season 12!!! After his amazing Artist In Residence position at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, he applied, auditioned and won one of the coveted 16 slots on Project Runway. If you’ve read my other posts, you’ll know Timothy can make anything out of anything, even “garbage”, which is exactly what Project Runway is all about.( I think he’ll really rock at the unconventional challenge, which my research shows may have taken place at Coney Island! Considering his skills at repurposing, I can’t wait to see what he’s done.) I imagine Tim Gunn was a huge fan of his repurposed and recycled aesthetic, which is great because during the season Tim Gunn will have an opportunity to save one designer from elimination. How cool is that? Remember, fashionistas, the premiere is July 18th at 9/8c.

For more on Timothy check these out.

The LaTeaDa Show

His Artist-In-Residency

 

 

8 Fab Fashion Quotes

“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”

— Alexander McQueen

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

— Yves Saint-Laurent

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.”

—  Karl Lagerfeld

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

— Gianni Versace

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

- Coco Chanel

“Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.”
Coco Chanel

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

— Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.”
Ralph Lauren

 

Which Switched at Birth girl are You?

1. You would describe your style as:

a. Artsy and edgy. I like to have fun putting together my outfits.

b. Casual and girly. I like pretty, no-fuss looks.

c. High-end and classic. I like chic, designer looks.

2.If you could only keep one item from your closet, what would it be?

a. My leather jacket

b. My jeans

c. This season’s it bag.

3. You only have time to put on one makeup item. What is it?

a. A smoky eye.

b. Pale pink lip gloss

c. Red lipstick

4. It’s Saturday night. Where can  we find you?

a. My garage, probably painting or playing an instrument.

b. Outside, playing sports.

c. At the hottest party of the year.

5. It’ s a normal school day. What are you wearing?

a. A graphic tee, black skinny jeans, and fierce boots.

b. Faded jeans and a pretty sweater

c. A preppy blazer and miniskirt.

Add up your As, B’s, and Cs. 

Mostly As: You’re Bay! You’re a creative girl who loves to play with fashion and comes up with cool, edgy looks.

Mostly Bs: You’re Daphne! You love natural, girly looks.

Mostly You’re Simone! You have a weakness for designer clothes, and are a real diva.

 

 

 

Summer Airport Style

So summer’s coming up, and with summer comes aewsome vacays! Airport fashion is hard to master, so I,ve typed up a guide to help you know what to wear on your next vacation.
Zip it, slip it. I’m wearing my black knee high boots. It’s best to wear zip on or slip on shoes so it’s easier to get in and out of airport security.
Whatever you do, don’t wear just a cardi or sweatshirt over a sports bra. The airport people will make you take the jacket off and you will have to walk through the security scanner wearing only the bra. Awkward!
No high heels.If you’ve ever been traveling, you know you will be on your feet a lot.
Comfort above all else. You still want to look presentable, but if you wear a tight miniskirt and tube top, you will be tugging at the outfit all day.
Hope this helps!