"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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Best Friend's Birthday!

So last Wednesday was my best friends birthday and she wanted to go out on the town in style. We went to an Italian resturant called Oregano's dressed up to the 9's. But a stylish birthday celebration is not complete without some very stylish presents!

Here is a little peak of what I got her for her big birthday bash :)

  1. Jeweled British iPhone 5 Case (Charming Charlie)- $10.80
  2. Kat Von D Mini Lipstick Kit (Sephora)- $29, SALE $17
  3. Silver Spike Earrings (Charming Charlie)- $8.99, SALE $4.99
  4. Black Triangle Earrings (Charming Charlie)- $8.99, SALE $4.99

Hopefully this will inspire you to go all out and have fun with finding gifts for a friend's birthday without spending a bunch of money. Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vote for Fashion!

I have recently added a new gadget to my blog page that I would like YOU to check out! I wanted to get you, my wonderful readers', input on the content of my blog! This new gadget is a little poll asking about what you would like to read about next in my blog. You can choose between favorite makeup brands, favorite outfits, favorite stores, and other (a selection that allows you to write in the comments section of my blog about what YOU would like to read next :) ). So please, take advantage of this little poll! It will end in 35 days, so if you don't get to it now, you have a little over a month to do it :)

Please check it out and let me know what you would like to read about in my blog! -FashionistaForever<3

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fashion Haul!

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I know that I usually do a Fashion Find Friday for this kind of stuff, but I just couldn't wait! I recently have been doing a bit of school shopping and it seems that every time I go shopping, always buy something new for my closet. Today's haul consists of items bought during different shopping excursions I have gone on the past few weeks and I feel like everything I purchased was amazingly well priced and will make my wardrobe a little more sophisticated and college-like.
I found it a bit easier to put up the picture and just list the items purchased, where they were purchased, and how much they cost. I hope it will be a bit easier for you all to follow.

Let's get started with the clothing items!

  1. Purple button-down collared shirt (JCPenny)-Orig. $22, SALE $9
  2. Black & white tribal patterned collared shirt (JCPenny)-Orig. $22, SALE $9
  3. Blue high-low sheer dress (Marshall's)- Orig. $30, SALE $19.99
  4. Black & chartreuse braided tank, a.n.a. by JCPenny- Orig. $35, SALE $14  
  5. Grey studded sheer tank (Charlotte Russe)- Orig. $17.99, SALE $16.20 (w/ 10% off coupon) 
Now for the jewelry! I kind of went crazy and bought a bunch of jewelry...

From top to bottom, left to right...
  1. Turquoise and gold bracelet and bangle set (Charming Charlie)- Orig. $10, SALE $4.99
  2. Gold key necklace (Tinkerbell)-Orig. $2
  3. White and silver studs (Tinkerbell)-Orig. $2
  4. Pink and silver bangle set (Tinkerbell)-Prig. $2
  5. Turquoise and gold necklace and earring set (Charming Charlie)-Orig. $10, SALE $4.99
  6. Peace brown and gold leather bracelet (Charming Charlie)-Orig. $12, SALE $6.99
  7. Blue bead and gold cross bracelet (Charming Charlie)-Orig. $10, SALE 4.99
  8. Orange and gold cross bracelet (Charming Charlie)-Orig. $6.99, SALE $3.99
  9. Blue and silver studs (Tinkerbell)-Orig. $2
  10. Coral and gold bracelet set (Tinkerbell)-Orig. $2
Hope you all enjoyed! Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tech Talk Tuesday- Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share another iPhone case that is another absolute favorite of mine.

Today's case is my melted ice cream case that I purchased from Amazon.com. It is teal and salmon colored and it is a two piece case. It is super easy to put on and take off of my iPhone and it is super durable and protective.

The reason why I chose to show you this case today is because it is a very summery/springy case and I find that retail stores don't have that many choices for summer iPhone 4 cases.

If you are ever looking for a cute and inexpensive phone case, no matter the model of age of your phone, you should peruse around eBay.com and Amazon.com for the most adorable and affordable cases. Remember, you don't have to be rich to be fashionable.

I hope you liked today's case! Until next Tuesday! -FashionistaForever<3

Monday, July 22, 2013

Crazy Closets is back!

Hello lovelies! I have a surprise for you all! My Crazy Closets segment is back and for a limited time only! I know how cheesy that sounds, almost infomercial like, but it is true! I told you all at the start of this blog that I would show you different sized closets and then my own. I showed you three different sizes of closets I believe, but I did not do a post about MY closet :)

 I recently decided to reorganize my closet and I figured that I should do a before and after post to show you all, my lovely readers, just how easy it is to get organized.

So, without further adieu, here is my closet! Well the first two racks of it anyway...I haven't completely finished organizing my closet. I will make another post once everything is organized :)





Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rest In Peace Talia

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post for you all to see. Talia Joy Castellano, an amazing 13 year old girl/makeup guru, lost her battle with cancer today at 11:22 am. She was an amazing little girl who touched so many hearts. Please take a moment in your day to bow your head and say a prayer for her mother and sister that have survived her. Talia, you will be missed! Even though you are in heaven, I know you will "just keep swimming." We will always love and remember you <3

Tech Talk Tuesday!- Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello and happy Tuesday! In last Wednesday's post, I said that I would be starting an all new segment today. And after a week of waiting, here it is! This new segment is about, you guessed it, tech accessories! Every Tuesday I will be posting one of my favorite tech accessories. I was going to post a picture of my entire collection, but I figured it would ruin the excitement of seeing a new tech accessory each Tuesday.

So today I will be starting this Tech Talk Tuesday off with my favorite iPhone 4 case. This is the case I use most on my phone. It is super cute, super durable, and I love it!

I purchased this case from Amazon.com for $3.50 with free shipping. This case did not come with a tool to remove it from my phone so it is not that easy to get off of my phone. But, it is super cute and it goes with a lot so it is okay to keep it on for longer than a day. Also, this phone case is super durable! It has not yet lost a gem (and I have had this case since January) and I have dropped it several times and it has protected my phone without leaving a single scratch on both the phone and the case.

I love this case because it is super girly and sparkly, yet it has a meaning to me. The lamb on the case represents when I was in FFA and I raised my first lamb, Lady Baa Baa (awesome name, I know). The rhinestones on this case also made me think of her because she could not stay away from anything that sparkled. Unfortunately I had to sell her, but I was still able to have the memories of her with me by having this phone case on my phone.

This is only one of my 20+ cases, so make sure to keep up with this segment every Tuesday to see a new case every day! Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3

Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY Jewelry!

Have you ever seen a piece of jewelry in the store that you just couldn't afford? Or even a piece of jewelry that looks like it is something you could make and you don't want to pay the high retail price for it? If you have experienced either of these, you could try making your own jewelry!

Don't know where to start? It's easy! Just go to your local craft store and go to the beading and jewelry department and ask one of the sales associates for advice on what you will need to purchase in order to start making your own jewelry.

I'm not going to explain how to make each of these pieces on this post, but I will tell you where each thing came from and how cute each of them are!

The first necklace is an adorable classy looking necklace with gold details. I purchased a pear chain from Hobby Lobby and the bottom part with the clear and turquoise beads is also from Hobby Lobby. I love this necklace because it is super cute and edgy with a hint of classiness. I absolutely love the turquoise beads! They add just the right amount of color to an outfit.

The second necklace is a mod-chique black and white necklace that I put together from a chain purchased from Hobby Lobby and the bottom floral peice I also purchased from Hobby Lobby. I love this necklace because it is three dimentional and the black and white flowers are perfect for a pop of a nutral color for any outfit.

This last necklace is smaller and more simple, but the geometrical shapes in three different colors is sure to give any outfit a fun flare of color and shape. I purchased the chain from Hobby Lobby (yes all of the chains and main pieces are pre-made) and the center piece from Michael's. I absolutely love this necklace because of its fun and funky style!

All three of these pieces cost me a total of $13. These necklaces would have cost me over $30 to purchase pre-made from any retail store.

I am so happy that I have shared my DIY jewelry secrets with you! I hope you all enjoyed! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Future Posts!

Hello my lovelies! So I have been keeping an online journal for my ideas for my blog and I just wanted to give you all a heads up for what is to come! I am planning on getting a little deeper into the world of fashion and design. I hope you all will love my future posts and I hope you will gain a few tips and such from each one! Here is a little sneak peek from next Tuesday's new segment! Can you guess what it is about? I hope it will keep you guessing! :)


Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! :D I hope that everyone's weeks have been going well so far. If not, just remember the 1/2 mark of the week is here! I know you all are probably thinking, why are you posting so early in the morning (it is 12:47 am here :P)? The answer to that marvelous question is  that I happen to be more awake and active at night. I also have my best thoughts before bed. Tonight I was thinking about my post from Sunday and I reallyyyyy want to try out a YouTube channel for my blog. I think that I might try it out and film a few videos, but I'm still super torn! I could really use some of your amazing advice! If you would like to help, you can comment below this post telling me whether or not I should start a channel for this blog. Also, if you were to feel so inclined, you can also post a few pros or cons that support your advice. Thank you for your advice and support and thank you for putting up with my crazy rambling! Tootles!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

500 Viewers!

Thank you so much to everyone that has read or is keeping up with my blog! Today I got my 500th read! And I have only had this blog going for less than a month! Thank you all again for this fabulous moment! You all have made my day :D

Love ya! -FashionistaForever<3

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Scentsational Sunday!- Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yay! It is finally the end of the week! Congratulations to you all for making it through the week! Today I would like to admit something to you all.... I am feeling Berry Flirtatious. Yes, I said it, and I am not ashamed of it. I could not choose just one scent for this Scentsational Sunday, so I chose to show you an entire berry-licious collection!

This collection is called The Sweethearts collection and this is my absolute favorite scent of the collection! It is called Berry Flirt by Bath & Body Works. I loved this scent so much that I bought both the lotion AND the body spray. I have honestly never done that before with my other scents! 

I can seriously smell the lush dark berries and blond woods that are in these products! Okay, I'll stop obsessing over this scent and let you all go find it and try it out! 

Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3  

Quote of the Day- Sunday, July 7, 2013

"A good fragrance is really a powerful coctail of memories and emotion." 
-Jeffrey Stepakoff

I've Been Thinking...

Dangerous, I know, but I have been thinking about ways to become more involved in the world of fashion and such. I am thinking of making a YouTube channel for this blog where I can do makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, and show you all my favorite clothing and accessory collections. I would post the videos or the links to my blog segments so that you all could be up to date with everything without having to write every single little detail of my segments on here. Instead I could just speak and show you everything I have planned to show you. I've been thinking about it for some time but, I'm just not sure yet :/ If you could, please leave a comment below telling me whether or not I should start a YouTube channel for this blog. I would be forever greatful for your advice! Thanks!


Shoetastic Saturday! - Saturday, July 6, 2013

In honor of Shoetastic Saturday, I would like to share with you my newest and nicest pair of shoes! These are seriously the most high-end shoes I have ever purchased! These beauties cost me a mere $25, which may not sound like a lot to you, but they are some of the most expensive shoes I have ever purchased (not including my prom shoes :) .)  I hope like these as much as I do!

Okay, so these are by Steve Madden (my all time favorite designer!) and they are a cute gladiator styled sandal. The materials they are made of are soft leather and sueded leather. These were originally priced at $79 but I purchased these at DSW for only $25! They were priced at $49.95  in the clearance section of DSW and it had an extra 40% off of that clearance price. I also had a $5 coupon which made it come out to $25. That's almost a 75% savings! I absolutely LOVE how these shoes look!

The next time you are in a clothing store or shoe store, don't be afraid to head to the clearance section first. It just might save you a lot of money and time searching for the perfect item at a reasonable price.

I hope you all enjoyed this segment! Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I know, I'm pathetic.

I am so sorry to have left you all hanging! I have been super busy with work and life in general :( I really would like to make it up to you all by posting a few things tonight :) Even though I am extremely tired from work tonight, I will try to get past my tiredness and hopefully post something worthwhile on here :) Keep an eye out for what is to come!