Fashion Deals of Summer 2014

Hello all!

Summer 2014 has so far been a pretty hot one and I needed to stock up on my shorts! I decided to stay away from the stereotypical Abercrombie Daisy Dukes and look for a more professional pair of shorts that I could wear to work. After days of extensive research I stumbled upon some great shorts for a great price!

New York and Company! Love this store and would love to intern for them in the upcoming future! Anyway, what makes their shorts the winner, besides the fact that they come in awesome patterns and are super comfortable, but the price! For the past month they have been (online and in store) either buy one get one free or all half off! So between both deals you will be getting two pairs of well made sorts for a little under $50!!! I am a girl with wide hips and a high waist and I love the fit of the shorts! I tend to go for the ones with a little extra stretch because I’m constantly moving around at work and they fit wonderfully! Seriously! I’m going to compare these shorts to tattoos… Once you get one you will be addicted! Happy shopping all 🙂

 

Here are some of my favorites and ones that I own!

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Chic & easy manicure in 10 minutes!

I LOVE this look! I have done it multiple times and various ways! It’s very simple and does not require much time or effort at all. Great for a last minute nail idea. Another plus: since you are not painting your whole nail, it dries very fast! Have fun and always be creative 🙂

It has been awhile!

I’m alive! I promise! My life has been just like the fashion industry has promised; crazy, stressful, but most of all, rewarding!
The biggest project at school has passed and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and explain step-by-step how I have not had a life outside of the sewing lab. On the bright side, all the hard work has paid off and I completed my draping project. I am very proud of myself and deserve a pat on the back if I do say so myself 🙂
I am thrilled to have the time now to blog! I have had some awesome experiences these past few weeks from Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum to great shopping trips!

Hope all is well!

Saved by the Fashion

Every morning around 7AM I wake up to the sound of the bell, and no not a late bell, the bell at Bayside High School. While Zac Morris and his friends are causing some trouble I am rushing around my dorm getting ready for my day. As I dig through my clothes trying to figure out what to wear I begin to notice the similarities between my wardrobe and Kelly Kapowski’s.

Fashion is forever in a cycle. Let’s open the shopping bags of Lisa Turtle, Kelly Kapowski, and Jessie Spano and compare, shall we? Crop tops, floral prints, body con dresses, and high wasted bottoms. You would think that the girls of Bayside went shopping at Forever 21, H&M, or my closet.

Fashion trends repeat themselves because that is the basis of the world. The world goes around, the sun goes around and fashion trends goes around. But that’s just my opinion.

Actually, top fashion houses use fashion trend forecasting resources help predict trends. Fashion & trend forecasting is the prediction of mood, behavior and buying habits of the consumer at particular time of season. All of this is effected by current events and the state of the economy.  It plays a major role in introductory phase of recurring fashion cycles.

Take a look at Kelly, Lisa, and Jessie and then see some new clothing for sale at Forever 21!

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Then 9AM hits and the 5th episode of the morning has begun, I am actually saved by the bell of Saved by the Bell.

Your Spring 2014 Fashion Shopping Guide

Spring Break is just around the corner and if you are like me you will be waiting until last minute to do your vacation shopping. No, I’m not talking bikinis and sunscreen. I’m talking about the fashion trends that will be carried into the rest of the Spring/Summer 2014 seasons, the fashion trends you can’t be without.

#1- The Shift Dress

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There is going to be major 60s and 70s influence this season. The simple shape of the shift dress allows the focus to center on other details, prints and patterns.

#2- Patterned Pants

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Seen in many collections, patterned pants are seen again as a popular item for Spring 14. Along with the prints and patterns defining the trend, silhouettes are a key factor this season. Peg leg, skinny, wide leg, cropped and pajama styles will offer a style suitable for everyone.

#3- The Peplum

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Now I know what you’re thinking, ‘Emily, this is not a new trend!’, but just give me a minute to explain. A few seasons ago the peplum came back on the runway and you should expect to see it for a few more. The peplum can be altered and designed to fit into many trends. For example, it can be soft with ruffles, more structured and edgy, or pleated and color blocked. Halter and zip-front peplums will be flying off the shelves this spring and summer!

#4- The Boxy Top

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The boxy top this season covers a variety of trends and looks from retro to futuristic looks. What makes it different from past season are the broad and exaggerated shoulders with wide sleeves. As for fabrics and colors, boxy tops will include sheer inserts, epaulettes and color blocking.

#5- Pencil Skirt

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The pencil skirt can be worn for more than just the office, ladies! It is an all-time favorite of mine as well! It offers a great hourglass silhouette and favored with a high classic waist. The pencil skirt can have side slits and other construction details to update the style and look fresh.

Now these are just a few of the spring/summer 2014 fashion trends! So shop around and figure out what you see popping up in multiple stores and what is in the front on display. Fashion is like science, you have to do your research to get it right. Have fun and look fabulous on your spring break vacations 🙂

EB-ology- Don’t let your Bloat Control You. This ‘ology’ comes straight from my personal experiences and heart. Look through my closet and you will see a peplum top in about every color and style imaginable. But why the obsession? As a gal with a lot of food sensitivities, peplums are my go to when it comes to ‘the bloat’. We all get it and it can really ruin a good mood, but don’t let it ruin your outfit! The bodice of the peplum is form fitting, but right after it hits the bottom of your ribcage/belly button area the peplum begins and just like magic… WHALAH!! Your bloat has disappeared. Don’t worry, it will just be our little secret 😉