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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two for the price of One

In June 2011, the start of "The Color of the Month" was a new thing for The Fashion...?. In June, the color, and it trend, of the season was print. And mixing prints was a must! Unfortunately, I did not create a post for July. I was stuck in the middle of polka dots, sheer, and white. But I'm starting the posting back up!

In the June post, I created outfits using print clothing and accessories. I would love to do this for August. However, creating multiple outfits can be a hassle (plus my computer runs wayyyy to slow for me.) So, I decided to try something different: I will explain why the chosen color is so important. Consider this a "Color of the Month" and a "Fashion Lesson." Two for the price of one, right?

So, without further ado, the color of the month, and fashion lesson number four, is all about *sings* DENIM!

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Jeans originated from the French phrase bleu de Genes, which means the blue of Genoa. Jeans come from  the French town of Nimes in the 1500's, where Spunky Genoese Navy sailors had first started the trend. Around the 1870's, when the Gold Rush kicked off, denim expanded as well, but became a hit fashion trend in the 60's and starred on runways in the 80's.

Jeans and denim are a main staple is a person's wardrobe. Jeans can be dressed up with heels and blazers, or dressed down in Chuck Taylor's and Graphic Tees. Denim comes is all forms, such as skirts, jackets, pants, and even shoes. Denim is an all-year round fabric, but for August, it's at its hottest point!

Seventeen Magazine's August freebies is all about denim, from brands like YMI, Aeropostle, and Material Girl. Also in the August issue, there's a guide to finding the perfect jeans for your shape and figure (get you issue now!)

And another hot new thing to look up are Pajama Jeans! Pajama Jeans are light-weight, like pajamas, but look like jeans! With the use of their DormiSoft fabric, the jeans are "stylish, sexy, soft, and comfortable." Just think of Jeggings, but wayyy much cooler and soooo in! Visit the site to see for yourself at http://www.pajamajeans.com/.

Of course, remember to put Denim and Jeans on your Back-To-School List!

My Fave Denim Commerial(s):
Pajama Jeans
Target Back-To-School Music Teacher (see video here)

My Fave Denim Song:
"Blue Jeans" by Jessie James (listen here)

Information about Denim and Jeans came from JeanWest.com

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Thing to Find...

Looking on Forever21's website, I found something so eye catching and fashionable. This item is in all the magazines; plus, it just arrived. What is (drum roll please.....)

Yes! They're Scribbled Capri Harem Pants for $17.80 at Forever21.
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These pants are fashion-forward; plus a current trend for the summer, and a do for the new school year. This item, if you're a fashionista, should definitely hit your Back-2-School list! Also, here are some cute outfit ideas!


Gypsy Woman
Shoes, Bracelet, Top

Stud Muffin
Shoes, Top, Earrings

Little This, Little Dat

Monday, July 18, 2011

Things to do Before School Starts

I must apologize for not posting as I should have been. Because of summer, I normal feel like wasting my time on Stardoll. But I vowed that every Friday will be a blog day! With this, I can continue blogging throughout the summer and even during school. This may mean four blogs a month, but anyways.

School is almost here, and there are a couple of things you must do before time is up.

Go through your closet and throw out the unneeded and old clothes. For school, you need a fresh start, and you can't go around wearing the same jacket from freshmen year, or even the eighth grade (yes I am guilty). You can take your old clothes to either Plato's Closet, you local Goodwill, or even hand them down to your little sister. Once you've done that...

Make a list of all the things you NEED. This includes plain shirts in solid colors and blue jeans. Once you got that, find the things you WANT to look go in for school.

Gather your girls and go shopping. School may have had juicy topics that you and your gals would talk about, but there are many others things you can discuss like summer crushes, vacations, and even your school resolutions. Plus, you all can comment on what to wear and what not to wear.

Do your summer reading. If you've finished already, good for you. Start looking over your notes again to refresh yourself. If your a procrastinator (you know who you are) start now. Get all that reading in to stimulate your brain.

Get your supplies. And fast! Sales are coming up and coupons are out. Don't wait till the last minute.

Get organized. Create a list of things you will need for school. Also, pick out the accessories for your locker. Having a special planner will help you during school. Also, put all of your late summer and early fall clothes up in the front of your closet. Push all winter items to the back. Keep early summer clothing in your drawers. You won't need them for awhile.

Think ahead. If you're talking AP Classes, or such, get the textbooks and workbooks you need. Studying ahead will give you a better chance at doing better on tests, quizzes, exams, and AP tests.

Think of cute hairstyles. This school year, you need to be the best at everything you do: schoolwork, friends and drama, and fashion. Find hairstyles that stand out and practice them. Find new make-up techniques to use (like smokey eyes).

And once you have done all of this, whine down and mentally prepare yourself. You don't know what school will have for you, so be ready. Reload new songs to your iPod or MP3 for bus rides and study sessions.

The day before school, primp and pamper yourself; text your friends; pick out your outfit and accessories; eat a good dinner; pack your things. And don't worry!