Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Celebrities Are Petite, Too! (Part Two)

Here are a few more petite celebs whose style you might envy:

1. Rachel Bilson (5'3)--She's constantly touted as a fashion icon and knows how to rock classic pieces.

2. Ashley Olsen (5'1)--She and her sister (Mary Kate) have recently started a fashion line of their own.

3.Fergie (5'2)--Her clothes, whether fierce or feminine, are always Fergielicious.

4.Lady GaGa (5'1)--This singer is not afraid to wear what she wants!

Buy It Online!

American Eagle's "fall" collection is due to arrive in stores on July 7th (crazy, I know, but that's how the fashion world works). If you can't bear to wait that long, then check out the "New Arrivals" section of their website (ae.com) to buy those items online before they hit the stores. You'll be in the know and score cute clothes weeks before your friends do. Some new items include AE's signature Jegging, the AE Studded Dress and the AE Dome Ring. So check it out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Brand Name--For Less!

Think it's impossible to get something at Abercrombie & Fitch for less than $30? Think again, because A&F's "baby sister" store, Abercrombie Kids, has plenty of non-clearance items for much less!
Of course, most people over the age of 13 can't fit into kids clothes, but Abercrombie Kids has sizes up to 16, which is equivalent to a 2 in juniors. If you can fit into A&F's smaller sizes (00, 0 and 2) then you should try Abercrombie Kids for similar styles that are much cheaper. For example, the Blake Crop pants at A&F Kids is only $34.89, but the similar Jody Destroyed Crop at A&F is $80! Many, many styles at Abercrombie & Fitch can be found at Abercrombie Kids for less money, so it pays to look. Just don't forget to check out the size charts to compare so you get the right fit!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Be a Bandeau Babe!

Wanna know what's all the rage, at stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle and Hollister? Bandeau tops are the answer!
At first glance, they look kinda similar to a bandeau swimsuit top, except they're made out of cotton and spandex. Obviously, you can't wear them on their own, but they look great layered under a lacy tank or sheer blouse.
For a unique, beachy pattern that looks great under a solid blouse, try Hollister's Summerland bandeau ($6.89).
For a more basic look, check out AE's Layering Bandeau, available in colors ranging from Bright Cyan to Wisp Orange, all for just $9.50.
Prefer a sporty style? Then A&F's Michelle bandeau ($9.89) is perfect for you!
No matter your style or budget (bandeaus are a cheap but cute layering piece), there's a bandeau out there for you!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Celebrities Are Petite, Too!

Have you ever looked at celebrity photos in People or Cosmo and thought, "Wow, they look so tall in theat picture! I bet they're a few inches taller than me, at least." But fret no more, because--surprise, surprise--there are several female celebs who are actually under 5'4. Here are some of the most stylish:
  1. Kim Kardashian (5'2)--She's a petite chick who embraces her curves without flaunting them too much.
  2. Hayden Panettiere (5'1)--Hayden is super-fashionable, having been on the covers of Lucky and Seventeen, as well as being pictured often in People StyleWatch.
  3. Ellen Page (5'0)--The Juno star has an edgy style all her own.
  4. Carrie Underwood (5'3)--Besides being an Grammy-winning country singer and American Idol alum, Carrie always looks her best.

More celebs to come in the next posts!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Even More Shopping?!

Yep, it's true, I went on another shopping spree this afternoon! After a few weeks of earning money from doing chores around the house, I had saved up almost $90. Plenty of money to go shopping, I thought, so me, my sister and my mom trekked to The Citadel Mall.
First stop: Hollister (of course!). I had made up a list ahead of time of things I planned on buying, but unfortunately, none of them were at the store. But I found plenty of cute, cheap, unexpected things--the Summerland bandeau top ($6.89), a solid ruffly lime green babydoll ($9.03) and the Trestles Beach skirt ($29.89).
Second and final stop: American Eagle. I saw a loose white blouse there that would have paired perfectly with my new bandeau, but it was $40 so I passed it up for now. Instead, I bought the AE Linen Bermuda Shorts in Vintage Blue Wash ($29.50). I also begged my mom to buy me a replacement belt, so I picked out the AE Double Braid Belt ($19.95). Even though jewelry was buy one get one, I had to pass on that, as well, because I didn't have enough money!
All in all, it was a great day for great buys.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sweatin' It Out

Think sweatshirts are only for winter? Think again!
Hollister has a great supply of cute hoodies (and hoodless sweatshirts) that are perfect for beach days and nighttime outdoor parties.
Like an athletic look? Try Hobson Park ($39.50) for a classic track-jacket look that's great for playing volleyball on the shore or going on a sunset bike ride.
Prefer a cute hoodie you can throw on whenever? Check out Arch Bay ($39.50) for a simple but adorable logo pullover that you can pair with a bright patterned skirt for a movie date.
For more variety, pick Surfers Knoll. It's thick stripes, contrasting logo and classic fit guarantee it'll look great with shortie shorts and flip-flops for a perfect about-the-town appeal.
Don't stash away your hoodies yet--use these tips to ensure they'll look amazing all summer long!