Han Cholo 3 Row Spiked Ring; $52.00
You know what? It’s about time I gushed about something I (and probably you) can actually… afford. Imagine that.
I’m thinking this Han Cholo “spiked” ring courtesy of Revolve Clothing is just the thing.
I’ve been looking for an accessory with a bit of a bite, you know, a hard-edge that’s intriguing (oh wait, there is that statement necklace I got for like 15 bucks at Shock Boutique… err, in addition to that then ) but that’s also affordable and… understated enough so that I don’t look like a punk poser, and I think this piece is perfect.
I am seeing this ring complementing many-a-jeans-and-t-shirt for day, but also paired up with a cocktail dress or LBD for night. I feel like when kept to a healthy minimum, pieces with un peu de punk can complement any outfit.
Because let’s face it: every fashionista can use a dash of rebel yell from time to time.
Posted in Accessories, On a budget, Online, Trends
Tagged Affordable jewelry, Budget jewelry, Han Cholo, Hard-edge jewelry, Punk accessories, Revolve Clothing, Rings, Shock Boutique, Statement necklace
One of this season’s trends I can’t get enough of is the oh-so-Breton horizontal stripe.
Simple, classic… Coco Chanel-approved, it’s a motif plastered all over tops (long-sleeved, short-sleeved, tank tops, dresses…) this Spring from here to kingdom come. And yes, that includes American Apparel, one of its biggest fans.
WAL-MART or Bergdorf?
Not that something as fundamental as a striped shirt can ever really go OUT of style, but such a basic “look” (err) hasn’t been this omnipresent since… what, that rugby polo explosion however many years ago?
Remember? Yeah. I think I prefer this go-round…
In black or blue is best, but I’ve developed a faint fondness for a nice red stripe as well…
WAL-MART or Bergdorf?
The best thing about this trend is that it’s readily available anywhere… and I mean anywhere. From Wal-Mart to Bergdorf.
I snatched a long-sleeved version similar to Audrey Tatou’s (here, as Coco herself in Coco avant Chanel) from Rodarte for Target, and I’ve worn it so many times already, I can’t even count.
A classic story of transient fashion success: from French fisherman in Brittany to the runways of the world, now trickling into the hearts of new generations at all price points. Aw. Vive la mode !
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Tagged American Apparel, Audrey Tautou, Bergdorf Goodman, Breton, Breton striped shirt, Brittany, Coco avant Chanel, Coco Chanel, Fashion blog, Fashion expert, Spring 2010 trends, Style blog, Style expert, Trends, Wal-Mart
Ok so, if you don’t know by now that neon accents are raging like it were 1993, you need to wake up and smell the Saved By the Bell graphics (no seriously… have you SEEN some of the things floating around out there?!).
This blinding bright throw-back aesthetic is fun, but no one wants to fully and completely embody the essence of MTV Beach House without adding some sort of modern twist. No…no. That would be… unfortunate.
So we must ask ourselves how to incorporate this funny, fickle trend… and cheaply? Answer: buy a neon sandal. I recently spotted tons of great (and affordable) options in the newest Victoria’s Secret catalogue (all also available online), and snagged these brown Colin Stewart “classic thong(s)” (err?) with a neon yellow strap. You won’t believe how amazingly fresh they look with white jeans. Mmmm. MMM!
If you’re not into yellow, try a hot pink or blue. Hey, they’re no Keds, but Kelly Kapowski would surely approve…
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Tagged Colin Stewart, Fashion blog, Fashion expert, Fashion trends, Flip-flops, Footwear trends, MTV Beachouse, Neon accents, Sandals, Saved by the Bell, Spring 2010 trends, Style blog, Style expert, Summer 2010 trends, Victoria's Secret
Soo… I discovered the best thing ever last week: Converse… LIGHT. That’s right, diet Converse, ya’ll…. low on white sole, if you know what I mean… ? I mean… this opens up a whole new world to the beloved Chuck Taylor we all know and love…
But really: how cute are these?! They make ‘em for gals and guys (très Strokes with your skinny jeans fellas, très… 2001. Not that it’s a bad thing) too, might I add.
I went ahead and bought the black, which I plan on wearing with some sort of super skinny jeans and/or leggings… but now I’m fawning over the white and/or cream… in the low-cut (?). I can’t decide! How cute would they be with cut-off jeans shorts? With leggings? With boyfriend jeans? WITH ANYTHING? I just got mine in the mail, and I’m obsessed already. Just you wait.
The one thing that saddens me is that the HIGH-top does not come in cream (black, brown, and navy only)… but maybe I’ll luck out in the future… maybe I should write them a letter…
But really: for 45 bucks… why not just buy them ALL? Currently, I’m trying to talk myself out of this idea…
I guess that’s really it. Thank you for paying attention to this VIA. Just remember: Converse Light : low on white sole, yet still packed with the original Converse, full-flavor baby.