Friday, September 30, 2011

Highs and Lows 101!

So, if you are anything like myself- than you would know how hard it is to stay away from anything designer! BUT- of course, when you are a college student living off a part-time salary it can be close to impossible to rock out in the highest of merchandise. So let me familiarize you fashionistas with the concept of "Mixing Highs and Lows" if you have not adopted this theory already, I promise, you will live by it!

Step 1- Pick your poison? Do you want your designer of choice to reside on your feet, your legs or simply around your wrist? Once you have decided, this will make step 2 a lot easier!

Step 2- If, for example your "drug of choice" is denim, than you would select a brand of denim jeans as your "high" paired with a top from lets say an H&M or Forever21 which would be your "low"

Now, some of you may be thinking... well Amanda... I don't even have enough money for a pair of designer jeans? YES! PERFECT! I'm so glad you asked! Because scoring designer deals has never been this easy! Simply stop in a trendy thrift store or vintage shop such as a Buffalo Exchange or a Beacons Closet.  When your there you can actually trade in your clothes for new ones! YES, I said trade in your clothes! You can do it multiple times and never pay a dime, aside from your initial purchase! In thrift stores, is where you will find a lot of your "highs" from designer shoes, handbags and vintage jewelry. So definitely try it out!

Step 3- Because, we don't only wear tops and bottoms, accessories play a major role in this concept. I promise that if you have a really high-end accessory such as a Balenciaga handbag or even something as simple as a Michael Kors watch this can be acknowledged within this "high and low" concept. And, of course you can have multiple "high" products mixed with multiple "low" products within the same look, this is totally up to you and your budget! Enjoy and have fun mixing :)

Check Below!!! I have done  a quick look for "Highs and Lows" And you can do it, too!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Although the idea of COLOR BLOCKING is not an entirely new trend it is safe to say that it is one of the hottest trends to hit the fashion scene in a pretty long time. For those of you new to the idea; Color Blocking means to combine a few different colors that compliment each other, this could be from bold colors like red and yellow to soft pinks and browns.

I particularly LOVE LOVE LOVEE this trend because it allows us to be fun and brave with what we are wearing without looking too juvenile or crazy. I have added a few peices to my fall wardrobe that I cannot wait to pair up; Red Blazers, Plum Purple satin peep toe heels and Teal denim Jeans- AND YES I cannot wait to wear them all TOGETHER! I'll post up pics soon of some of my favorite Fall outfits I've put together!

Here are just a few photos of fun, inspiring and absolutely smart looks for Color Blocking, ENJOY :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thumbs up for YouTube & Maybelline

Check out this link to see the Spring 2012 collections Live From The Runway !!! And an extra special thanks to YouTube and Maybelline New York for partnering up to give us a play by play of what went on behind and on the scenes during #NYFW!

First posts are like first dates :)

Hey everyone the names Amanda and tonight will be my first post ever on blogspot! I have to say I am pretty excited about it. I have been wanting to create a blog for a while now and here I am a few days after fashion week- full of inspiration and several opinions! Soo... here goes- My Top 10 "eclectic"
favorite collections for Spring 2012 (in no particular order)
-Please feel free to click on each designer to see a slideshow of their collections 
1. Oscar De La Renta
2. Jason Wu
3. Proenza Schouler
4. Vivienne Tam
5. DVF
6. Marc by Marc Jacobs
7. 3.1 Phillip Lim
8. Prabal Gurung
9. Cynthia Rowley
10. Mulberry

** Here are a few flicks of some of my favorite pieces within these collections :)

 Oscar De La Renta
 Jason Wu
 Vivienne Tam

3.1 Phillip Lim 

Prabal Gurung