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Trends I Dislike: Feather Hair Extensions

I don’t normally talk about trends I dislike, but this whole feather hair extension trend is HORRIBLE! As far as I’m concerned, I hope it dies a quick and painful death… and soon, because every time I see one in your hair I have to physically stop myself from ripping it out. I hate to break it to you but you’re not the first person to do this either. You’re not original and different. You look like Miley freakin’ Cyrus or Ke$ha. NOT CUTE. This trend has GOT to go.

If you cannot resist the temptation to decorate your head with some feathers try feather earrings. Those are totally acceptable (and they don’t make me want to rip anyones hair out).

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Trends I like: Leopard Accents


Tolani Leopard Print Scarf

I have always loved animal print. Call me crazy but I totally think it’s a classic and it can be oh so seductive. With that said, it’s extremely easy to go overboard with it. So keep it simple stupid! Animal prints should only be used in moderation. I think the safest bet is to just leave the animal print to the accessories, like shoes, scarves, bags, etc.

Jeffrey Campbell – She Man Shoe

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Trends I like: EXCESS-orizing

I was raised in a home where accessories were meant to be simple and understated. Wearing too much calls attention to yourself in a negative way.

However, I have always fallen victim to the trend of over-accessorizing. I remember one time in eighth grade I had three big rings on one hand and my dad said to me, “what are you, a pimp?” HA. I couldn’t tell you why but I just like a lot of bling. At one point in time I was all about double everything. I wore two necklaces: fuck with wings and the letter “C,” two watches (neither of them worked), and even two earrings in one hole!


In my opinion, the more the merrier.

P.S. Thanks Alika for being my hand model!

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Trends I like: Heels with Socks

Stockholm Street Style

Gap Angora Socks from ASOS

My take. Irregular Choice Heels with white knee highs!

All I have to say about this is, YES please! Maybe it’s the catholic school girl in me, but I’ve always loved wearing ankle socks and knee socks, heck even thigh highs (on occasion). So I’m pretty sure this trend was made for me 🙂

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Trends I (might) Like: Leatha!

Zara's paper bag waist leather shorts
Last week as I was flying to Mexico, my mom handed me The Wall Street Journal. I’m not gonna lie, I never read The Wall Street Journal; it just doesn’t piqué my interest. However, this article Shorting Leather totally caught my eye. It’s all about the current influx of leather shorts. Apparently these puppies are a modern take on the Bavarian Lederhosen and they are ALL the rage. It seems like almost every big designer is providing their take on leather shorts.

According to the article, despite the fact that the leather shorts are rather pricey, (even Zara’s are $99) these shorts are still selling because, “consumers see them as an investment piece, like a leather jacket.” Consumers believe that leather shorts are something that they will be able to wear for many seasons to come. In theory leather shorts seem awesome. They look super bad-ass and edgy, yet refined. They way these shorts are styled makes them look amazing!

Chloe Fall 2009 Collection

But my problem is all I can imagine is sweat + leather = fabric death trap. Also, I already look edgy and hardcore without trying. When you put me in leather I just look like a punk. So, I am not so sure how I feel about leather shorts. I don’t know I have to agree with Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She doesn’t think that leather shorts will last long enough to become a classic. “It doesn’t seem to me, pardon the pun, to be a look that has legs.” I have to agree. They seem totally fun but I don’t think they are going to be around for very long.

The Row by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

So what do you think?
Leather shorts: Enduring classic or temporary trend?

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Trends I like: Inner-wear as Outer-wear

I’ve been obsessed with sheer fabrics ever since I first noticed them on the runways. I especially love sheer, lingerie inspired clothing. I love the delicacy and femininity of it. Not to mention intimates can be so chic, easy to wear and so magnificently light weight! The dainty details instantly dress up any outfit. So I am really happy that wearing lingerie as outerwear is a new trend. Recently, I bought a “intimate” chiffon, robe style top with bell sleeves from Liberty of London for Target. To make it wearable during the way without looking trashy I wear it over a white tank-top. It’s so fun, and uber feminine. And let me tell you, I’ve been getting tons of compliments. (While I was in Georgia last week I even inspired a few other people to get the same top!) Little does everyone know it’s supposed to be a pajama top! (Shhh… It’ll be our little secret).

Yes, I cut my head off on purpose as I am wearing a ridiculously embarrassing hat.
Amaris

I also really like more obvious lingerie but I’m not sure I have the confidence or the occasion to pull off these looks.