Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break 2010 Contest

Last year, I wrote about a Wet Seal fashion community contest for Spring Break. Well, now it's time for another Wet Seal Spring Break contest. This time you can win a $500 gift card if you create some outfits for Spring Break. To enter; sign up for or log in to the fashion community, go to "My Boutique", style an outfit, tag your outfit as "Spring Break", and submit it to the runway! Outfit must include 4 or more items in order to be considered. See the contest rules for more details. Last year, I only created outfits for hanging out at the beach; while I styled some cute beach looks this year as well, I also decided to design some outfits for traveling to another country (good to wear even if you're not actually traveling) or for going to outdoor Spring Break parties. Take a look at my creations below.

Beach Cowgirl

Destination Unknown

Ditsy Beach Girl

Dressing Up For Spring

I Heart The Beach

London Bridge

Platinum Beach Girl

Spring Break Party

Spring Vintage

The Luck Of The Irish

The outfits with the most votes in the fashion community will win. The winner will get a $500 gift card. The runner-up will recieve a $250 gift card, and 3rd place will win a $100 gift card. The contest ends on April 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM, so start styling ASAP! Tell me if you would like me to vote for your outfit to help your chances of winning. My Wet Seal screen name is Charmed42787. While you're visiting Wet Seal's website, you can also enter a contest to win a Spring Break trip with 3 of your closest friends. All you have to do for this contest is fill out the form in the link I gave and submit it by April 6th, 2010. Good luck to everyone who enters both contests!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mother Of Pearl

Femininity and vintage styles have both been very dominant in 2010 fashion trends. While I wrote about most of these a while ago, ruffles, lace, bows, polka dots, floppy hats, and cloche hats are still popping up everywhere. The latest feminine, vintage-inspired trend that I'm going to focus on right now is pearls. Pearls also happen to fit with the trend of statement jewelry such as bib necklaces, bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets, flower jewelry, braided jewelry, and cocktail rings. But pearls aren't just limited to jewelry. They are now also adorning headbands (perfect for a Blair Waldorf inspired style), shoes, and trimings of dresses and tops. They are also available in other colors besides white. However, since real pearls are expensive; many of the trendier versions are faux. Take a look at some of my little pearl finds below.

Theodora Bracelet, $9.99, alloy.com

Rhinestone Bow Bobby Pins, $4.50, charlotterusse.com

Enamel Pearl Daisy Ring, $4.00, shown in ivory; also available in black, charlotterusse.com

Multi-Strand Necklace With Flower Pendant, $10.50, charlotterusse.com

Pearl Bracelets, $4.00, charlotterusse.com

Rhinestone & Pearl Headband, $4.50, shown in light pink; also available in black, charlotterusse.com

Rhinestone Flower Snap Clips, $3.50, charlotterusse.com

r2 Addison Flat, $44.50, available in sizes 6-10, delias.com

Rampage Dress, Chain & Pearl, $39.99, available in sizes XS-L, macys.com

Belted Pearl Trim Dress, $36.00, shown in taupe; also available in grey, sizes Small-Large (grey not available in large), forever21.com

Decorative Pearl Strands, $14.80, forever21.com

Faux Pearl Headband Set, $3.80, forever21.com

Floral Pearl Trim Cardigan, $28.00, available in sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Gina Pearlescent Bracelet, $5.80, shown in black; also available in cream, forever21.com

Glisten Trim Sweater Cardigan, $32.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Mother of Faux Pearls Twist Ring, $3.80, forever21.com

Pearl Adorned Sweater, $26.00, shown in aqua; also available in black and cream, sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Pearl Stripe Tunic, $32.00, shown in black/red; also available in navy/grey, sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Pearl Trim Military Dress, $32.00, available in sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Tangled Web Necklace, $14.80, forever21.com

1928 Silver-Tone Simulated Crystal & Pearl Chandelier Earrings, $14.74, kohls.com

Candie's Pearl and Rhinestone Chain Belt, $12.00, kohls.com

Candie's Silver-Tone Pearl & Crystal Flex Bracelet Set, $11.20, kohls.com

Candie's Silver-Tone Pearl Cluster Earrings, $8.40, kohls.com

Croft and Barrow Gold-Tone Chocolate Simulated Pearl & Simulated Crytal Drop Earrings, $8.40, kohls.com

Croft and Barrow Gold-Tone Simulated Pearl Long Necklace, $16.80, kohls.com

Croft and Barrow Simulated Pearl Twisted Necklace, $13.99, kohls.com

Croft and Barrow Silver-tone Simulated Pearl & Simulatd Crystal Drop Earrings, $7.00, kohls.com

Trifari Gold-Tone Simulated Pearl Hoop Earrings, $9.10, kohls.com

Byline Ruffle Racer Tank with Necklace, $21.99, shown in fuchsia; also available in white, sizes Small-Extra large, sears.com

Zana-Di Skinny Jean, $29.99, available in sizes 3-9, sears.com

Denim Shirt, $10.00, available in sizes S-L, wetseal.com

Ivory Flower Clip, $6.00, wetseal.com

Lace Bow Bangle Set, $8.00, wetseal.com

Pearl Mix Metal Bangles, $9.00, wetseal.com

Pearl Rhinestone Stretch Bracelet, $12.50, wetseal,com

Pearl Side Legging, $16.50, shown in heather grey; also available in black, sizes S/M and M/L, wetseal.com

Pink Lace Bow Bangle Set, $7.00, wetseal.com

Rose Cardigan Sweater, $14.99, shown in grey; also available in blue, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Rosette Pearl Flex Top, $14.99, shown in pink; also available in black, sizes M and L, wetseal.com

To emulate Blair from Gossip Girl, wear a pearl headband with a white button-down blouse, a black pencil skirt, tights, a pair of pumps, and a bright colored purse. To get the look of a flapper girl, pair a pearl necklace with a fringe dress, a sequin handbag, some pumps, and a cloche hat or feather headband. For a vintage vibe, wear a pearl bracelet with an off-the-shoulder dress, some lace tights, a bib necklace, ballet flats, and a bow headband. You can also try the vintage look with a sweater dress and cloche hat for the winter or a sundress and floppy hat during the summer. For a nice casual look, grab a top with pearls and pair it with some skinny jeans and over the knee boots. For a date, wear a dress with pearls with stillettos, chandelier earrings, a flower hair clip, and a metallic handbag. For the prom, a pearl ring would go perfect with your prom dress. Just wear it on the opposite hand of your corsage. For hitting up clubs wear a pair of pearl earrings with a one shoulder top, a pair of bleached jeans, and some peep-toe booties. Contact me if you have any of your own tips on how to wear pearls.