I Lost Angeles
Okay guys! This outfit is giving me..relaxed-cool. This crop top features a pun for Los Angeles, obviously! I liked it because it was so simple, but noteworthy. These distressed jeans may not have stolen the show, but they have been added to my top 5 favorite denim. I’m very particular when it comes to everything clothes-wise and these really just hit the nail right on top of the head. The best part about them was that they were originally $50, but with my 40% off code, it came down to $36! (Yes, I’m a strong advocate for discounts.) My white Converse completed this cool look.
Photo Credit: Moriah Dowd
I Lost Angeles Crop Top - ASOS | Take-A-Knee Distressed Jeans - GoJane | Converse - Journeys
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Kanye West, so I decided to have a outfit dedicated to him. It’s cute, casual, and great for plenty of occasions! The t-shirt is something I picked up from his Yeezus tour in Chicago. The comfortable and convenient leggings are from Boohoo. And these Yeezy Roshe’s are custom.
Yes, that IS Tyra Banks on my shirt. I’ve been lusting after this Dimepiece shirt forever! Bad timing forced me to never be able to purchase it and it eventually sold out, but PLNDR had it for just $20 (a major mark down from it’s original price: $62)! Paired with simple black leggings, I could’ve gone for a pair of black shoes, but that’s so boring! My monochrome red Vans added just that extra umph for this outfit.
Dimepiece “The Smize” Tee - PLNDR | Velvet leggings - Necessary Clothing | Monochrome Red Vans - Journey’s
This past weekend I went out for a little V-Day fun and decided to dress up a little. I’ve been holding this oversized T-Shirt dress from Missguided for a while and thought I should bring it out. Since the Chicago air is STILL freezing I wore it with thigh-high socks from Urban Outfitters and black timberlands. This outfit is perfect for date-night and other fun outtings. Oh! And for the tall girls this definitely rises so be prepared.
Valentine’s Day Style
When it comes to valentine’s day, it may be cliché to wear anything red, pink, or white, but it’s not totally illegal! So in this outfit I figured why not get in the Valentine spirit with a little pink and white…and rose gold. It may not be weather appropriate, but some tights will do the trick.
Just like Erin, I believe you can never go wrong with wearing the classic Valentine’s Day colors, especially if you add a twist. Skirt and top combos like this can take two turns: casual or dressy, which is shown with the two shoe options above. So ladies go out and get on your model status on V-day, even if it’s just with your girls!
Where do I start with this outfit? Well, this sublimation shirt has become apart of my favorites already! When I was looking for a sublimation tee I didn’t want it to be too much of a statement piece that I could only wear it twice a year, this was perfect for avoiding that. The quality is really nice and it was only $28! On to the bottoms, yes, these are a new pair of leather pants. My other leggings were fine, I just wanted a pair that were more like pants and not leggings. When it comes to what I wear, I always want to be stylish but comfortable, which I’ve mastered here.
Photo Credit: Moriah Dowd
Regal Noise Tee - SwayChic | Dare To Glance Pants - Tobi | Amarillo Ankle Boots by Wanted - DSW | Earrings - Boohoo
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Forever 21 Takes It Up a Notch
I’m sure we’ve all spent a generous amount of money in Forever 21 stores, it’s the go-to store in the mall with affordable and trendy fashions. While them being on trend and money friendly won’t end, their new shoe collection will cause you to shell out a few more dollars.
“The breadth of this line extends beyond what most of our consumers believe is the Forever 21 brand, our new shoe collection allows us to offer premium items that complement our apparel categories, both reaching our current customers as well as attracting new ones.” - Linda Chang of Forever 21
The premium leather shoe collection features 10 new shoes of higher quality with prices varying from $49-$79. You can shop the collection online now. The new collection will be available in-store on January 10th.
Best Dressed of 2013
As we look back there were without a doubt some good looks worn by celebrities. We have ours who have just set the bar, in our eyes, this year.
If you were to search for the definition of bohemian-casual, you’d probably find pictures of Vanessa Hudgens. For press events she takes a day off from her usual style and still kills it. These two white ensembles by Catherine Malandrino put her at the top of my list for the best dressed of 2013. She’s undoubtedlya silent killer when it comes to fashion. - Erin
Ciara has been taking Instagram by storm with her stylish, sleek monochromatic looks. From the red carpet to club appearances, her elegant looks stole the show. 2013 was without a doubt Ci’s year for fashion, inspiring fashionistas from all over, including myself. - Kyra
Music Round-Up: Human/Monster Mike and Dave Amazin
Since this is our first music post of the year, we decided to give you all double the talent. Today we have two songs for you all to listen to, both are from Chicago artists.
Remember The Name - Human feat. Monster Mike
Remember The Name is the second single from Human’s upcoming mixtape, Varsity Blues. "In maintaining the theme of personal growth and independence that the tape is meant to convey, all cover art is drawn by me." All music is also produced and written by Human himself. This song features Chicago native Monster Mike, who is set to release a tape this year. Follow them on Twitter: @humanfunction and @monstermike197.
I Wrote A Song About U - Dave Amazin’
Chicago artist Dave Amazin’ drops a new gem entitled “I Wrote A Song About U”. Dave flips the script and gives his listeners a different side of him; speaking on the topic of love, something they have yet to hear from him. Dave Amazin’ rides the xxyyxx beat with a laid-back flow, smooth metaphors, and also utilizes his storytelling ability all in one. Dave’s second official mixtape More Superficial Shit is scheduled to be released March 2014. Keep up with him on Twitter: @daveamazin
Trends To Carry Over to 2014
Not all trends that showed their face in 2013 were one hit wonders! We have compiled a group of trends that are safe to carry over into the new year.
3. Sublimation Tees
4. Gold Accessories
5. Single-Sole Ankle Strap Heels
(Credit: The Versastyle)
Trends To Leave In 2013
2014 is knocking on our door and we have a few trends that should not be let into the party. They’ve been overused, overdone, and overhyped. Fortunately enough, the new year is literally right around the corner and it’s not too late to repent your fashion sins.
1. Spiked Snapbacks/Overly Decorated Beanies
2. Vertical Striped Leggings (Beetlejuice Pants)
3. Overly Drawn Eyebrows
(Credit: Lip Gloss & Lunges)
4. Sneaker Wedges
(Credit: Secrets of a Good Girl)
5. Stiletto Nails
6. Ombré Hair
For Kyra’s birthday we had to wear all black. I knew I could have went with a simple blouse and called it a day, but I figured that would’ve been too casual for the occasion. I opted for a dressier top with shoulder cutouts, which I consider to be a good investment for any other semi-formal events. I paired the top with a pair of black jeans, ankle boots, and gold accessories. Nothing extreme since this was her day.
Top - Lulu’s | Jeans - LoveCulture | Boots - DSW | Necklace - Etsy.
This past Sunday, December 29th, I celebrated my birthday. My guests had to wear all black and my colorful pants with a solid black top stood out perfectly amongst the crowd. This outfit is great to go from dinner to a party.
Boots - Akira
Favorite Posts of 2013
As we inch closer and closer to the New Year, we’re starting to experience nostalgia while thinking back on all the posts we’ve written this year. So take a look at our all time favorite posts linked below.
2. #BeyInspired: Mirrors
3. Vintage Royalty
4. OOTD: NY
5. Acid Rap Live
New Years Make-up
New Years is that one time out of the year where you get to wear dramatic make-up and get away with it, so here are some New Years make-up ideas posted by some of our favorite make-up gurus on YouTube!