"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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This is it!

The day I have been waiting for, for over 12 years, the official first day of college, is today! I am so excited to be attending classes at ASU this fall! The whole concept of having different classes each day is a little new to me, but I'm sure that I will get used to it in time. Today's classes consist of only Introductory Sociology and the club fair that is towards the end of the day (yes, I know it isn't a class, but it is an extra thing that I am planning on staying on the campus for.)

Every year it is a tradition for me to take a picture of my school supplies and books that are needed for the year (or in my case, the semester).  So I wanted to share my school supply pictures with you!
I won't be labeling every single thing I have, just the important things.

So without further adeue, here is my collection of school supplies for this year!

My bag is from Steve Madden (my absolute favorite designer), originally priced at $189.00, and I purchased it at Marshall's for $39.99.

The books I will be using for this year are Intro to Sociology, Basic Calculus, BIO 182 book package, and The Lexus and the Olive Tree (for my Agribusiness class).

Well, I am off to school! Wish me luck! -FashionistaForever<3

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tech Talk Tuesday-Tuesday August 20, 2013

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the craziest day of the week for me. I am headed to ASU's main campus today for my college's assembly and the Sun Devil Welcome assembly. I will also be attending the Gavin DeGraw concert tonight after the Sun Devil Welcome session. Ahhhh! I can't wait for this crazy day to start! :D

Today's tech accessory is the one I will be using on my phone today.

This iPhone 4/4S case is a black and white zebra bling case that I purchased at a store called Rainbow (which is the new version of the store 5,7,9 ) for $1. These kind of bling cases are usually not cheap so I was super excited when I found out this case was only a dollar! Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. The first few days of using it a few gems came off when I put my phone in my shorts pocket and now the empty spaces are starting to grow the more I use it. The only reason I'm wearing it today is because I wanted to use a super blingy phone case since I won't be wearing that many accessories today.

I hope you all enjoyed today's Tech Talk Tuesday segment! I will (hopefully) be uploading a picture of my outfit of the day today and pictures from today's festivities, so keep an eye out for the posts that are to come! Until then! -FashionistaForever<3

Monday, August 19, 2013

Inspiring Messages from a Fellow Blogger

Many of you have probably heard about the YouTube made famous blogger and entrepreneur, Michelle Phan. But what some of you may not know is that her reason for publishing videos on YouTube is not just for pure enjoyment, but for making girls feel confident with themselves and making them know that it is okay to be yourself. I have recently discovered Michelle's video called "Underneath Your Love" and the message she was relaying through her video really hit home with me. I too am one of those girls that feels like I am not good enough for certain people and it often reflects from how I dress and act in public. I feel as if I had to reform to society to fit in with the crowd and to be noticed by the people that are "out of my league." Michelle has taught me and many other girls that you do not have to change to enhance who you really are and that there is never a need to change yourself for the benefit of someone else. No girl, or any person for that matter, should have to hide who they truly are.

Thank you to Michelle for reaching out and telling us, your viewers, that each of us are special and that we should stay true to ourselves, no matter what.

Don't be afraid to watch this and be inspired! Also, check out Michelle's blog to be further inspired.
(I do not own this video or any of Michelle Phan's material)

I hope you all enjoyed this post and were somewhat inspired to find a way to loose your "mask." I think it is only appropriate to end this post in the words of Michelle Phan..."good luck." -FashionistaForver<3

Sunday's festivities!

Hello my lovelies! Today (I wrote this on Sunday :P) I went to the Poly Kickback at my campus and I was sure to dress to impress. Even though the attire was casual, I wanted to make sure that my first impression was a good impression. Here is a little glimpse of what I wore tonight! :)

Black crochet tank by H&M. Grey washed jean shorts by Forever21. Black gem sandals by Payless. Earrings by Charming Charlie. Ring by Tinkerbell. 

Hope you all had a great Sunday! -FashionistaForever<3

Makeup Monday-Monday, August 19, 2013

Hello and happy Monday! For today's Makeup Monday, I decided that I wanted to focus more on the tools used to apply the beautiful makeup that the world of beauty has to offer. So today I wanted to share my makeup brush collections with you!

I have two different brush collections, my nicer brushes that I use on a daily basis, and my extra/portable brushes that I keep as backup.

This collection of brushes is my nicer set of brushes. I purchased these brushes from Target, Ulta, and Big Lots (weird place to buy brushes, I know, but they have e.l.f. brushes there for $0.89!) I have (in order) an all over face brush, blush brush, sponge eyeshadow brush, blending brush, two regular eyeshadow brushes, a crease brush, defining eyeshadow brush, eyebrow and lash brush and a mini kit of portable brushes from Sephora.

This collection of brushes is my set of back up and portable brushes. The pop up set was my first set of real make up brushes and it was given to me for my birthday from a close friend. I believe she purchased it from Ulta. I loved how when you opened the case all of the brushes would come out in a line and the mirror would pop up for easy accessibility. Unfortunately the side plastic part attached to the fancy opening mechanism broke and I have to hold the two pieces of plastic together for it to open like it used to. The little brow brush below is an extra because the tongs on the back broke off from over use. The little baggie of mini brushes next to the brow brush came with my first set of makeup brushes. I never use them because they are not that good quality wise.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this week's Makeup Monday! I promise that next week's segment will not be about boring makeup brushes. Have a good Monday! Remember to make the best out of every day! -FashionistaForever

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Style a Song

This week was the week for major releases from top artists on iTunes. The top two songs this week on iTunes are the two newest releases. In the number one spot is "Roar" by Katy Perry and in the number two spot is my forever favorite, Lady Gaga, with her new single "Applause" from her newest album Art Pop. I decided to celebrate these amazing songs by creating outfits that are either based off of the song itself or the album cover.

I decided that this was just too fun to do just this once so I think I might, if I have time, upload a new outfit each week for the the newest songs and albums. I hope you all enjoy today's looks!

This look was inspired by Lady Gaga's Art Pop album cover. I felt that the water color look to the flowers on the shirt somewhat matched the look of Gaga's album cover for this single. I added the pink and gold studded bangles to give it an artsy pop (yes, that was a shameless plug...) to this adorable shirt. I chose the gold key necklace to make the gold in the bangles pop against the shirt and it has just enough sparkle to make this outfit cute and trendy. And what is Lady Gaga without a little bling?

This trendy look was inspired by the new Katy Perry single, "Roar." I absolutely LOVE this song! The first time I listened to the song I was hooked! I immediately purchased it without thinking about it twice! The album to Katy's single has a variety of tones of pink purple and grey and I figured that I should include the details of her album cover to the outfit. I chose this grey rustic stone necklace and the matching earrings to add a little edginess to the shirt. After all, the album is the definition of funky and edgy.

Have you ever been obsessed with a song so much that you wish you could have that song be a track in your life soundtrack? Well, you can do just this by incorporating the style of the artist, album cover, or even the song to any outfit you have in your wardrobe. Try it out and see just how fun it is to style a song! Also, don't be afraid to check out the songs "Roar" by Katy Perry and "Applause" by Lady Gaga! Smooches! -FashionistaForever<3

Thursday, August 15, 2013

College/Life Update :)

Hello everyone! Today marks one week away from the day I start attending classes at ASU and I am soooooooo excited! Even though I am not living in a dorm, I am still planning on taking part in all of the Fall Welcome activities that the school offers at each of its campuses. This next week is going to be crazy busy and crazy fun! Sunday is the day that the festivities start with the Poly Kickback which is just a hang out session at my campus for everyone to meet one another and check out the campus. Monday is the Electric Poly Craze, which is a huge loud, bright, and exciting dance party held at my campus so all of the students can just let go and have a blast! Tuesday is the longest day out of all of them. Tuesday morning I have to drive to my campus to get on a shuttle that takes us to the main campus in Tempe so that I can attend my college's private assembly (I'm in the School of Letters and Sciences :) ). After that private assembly all of the incoming freshmen and transfer students have to attend the Sun Devil Welcome which teaches us all about ASU's traditions and what fun things we have in store for us this year. After that we all are invited to go to the free Gavin DeGraw concert and spend the night rocking out with new friends. The following day, Wednesday,  I will be attending an exclusive meeting for the WISE program (Women In Science & Engineering.) Then after those four fun filled days, classes start on Thursday! Yayy! I can't wait! I'm sure I will not be loving studying all the time and having a lot of homework in the longrun, but at this moment, I am stoked to be going to ASU this fall.

I will be doing posts of my college adventures on here so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Hope you all are enjoying the remainder of summer! If you are going back to school soon, or you have already started school, post below in the comment box what your goal is this year in school. Or if you don't want to do that just tell me what you are excited for this school year. Until next time! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fashion Find Friday!- Friday, August 9, 2013

Hello my lovieles! So today was a busy day for me. I had a job interview at JCPenny today and might I just say, the hiring manager was HORRIBLE! I was so miffed at what he said to me that I just walked out of the group interview. It really has changed my perspective when shopping at JCPenny. After my interview I took part in a little retail therapy in the store, before heading home. I found some amazing things though, which really brightened my day :) Unfortunately after that disasterous interview, I went to work. Not all that good of a day :( At least I got some really cute things!

Check out what I got! 

Cosmopolitan black and white snakeskin envelope clutch/ shoulder bag (JCPenny) Retail $35, SALE $9.95 

Liz Claiborne black and glitter cat-eye sunglasses (JCPenny) Retail $20, SALE $4.99

Olsenboye black and white classy cat-eye sunglasses (JCPenny) Retail $15, SALE $4.99

Fantas-Eyes teal cat-eye sunglasses (JCPenny) Retail $12, SALE $4.99

(As you can see, I LOVE cat-eye style sunglasses ! <3 )

Hope you all are having a good Friday! -FashionistaForever<3

Monday, August 5, 2013

Website up and Running!

Yay! I am very happy to inform you (my wonderful readers) that my website for this blog is now up and running! I know I still have a few things to tweak, but this is better than nothing. Check it out and let me know what you think!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shoetastic Saturday! - August 3, 2013

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! I hope all of your weekends are going well. Today I wanted to make up for a past mistake, the last clothing haul I posted. I completely forgot to post a picture of all of the shoes I purchased.

So, today I will be showing you the adorable shoes I have bought over that last few weeks. Enjoy! :)

  1. Airwalk Black Sparkle Boat Shoes "Toms knockoffs" (Payless)- Retail $22.95, SALE $16.99
  2. Montego Bay Club Black Strappy Wedges (Payless)- Retail $24.99, SALE $12
  3. American Eagle Brown and Coral Patterned Wedges (Payless)- Retail $28.95, SALE $10
  4. Mossimo Brown Fringe Ankle Boots (Target)- Retail $32.95, SALE $10.98 

I hope you guys think that these shoes are just as cute as I do! Until next time! -FashionistaForever<3