Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Four Outfits Inspired by Christmas

It's that time of year again! The Holidays are here! Today, as your Christmas present, I give you four outfits inspired by Christmas icons!:

1. Santa Claus

The jolly old man in red, with a twist.

Outfits Inspired by Christmas: Santa

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Our favorite reindeer who saved Christmas!

Outfits Inspired by Christmas: Rudolph

3. Frosty the Snowman

The snowman who creeped me out a little, but I've always loved him.

Outfits Inspired by Christmas: Frosty the Snowman

4. The Angel

The messenger deserves some credit too right? He's been an angel all year.

Outfits Inspired by Christmas: The Angel

Merry Christmas my lovelies!


Alia :) a.k.a. Shopping Girl vs the World

Friday, November 30, 2012

Seventeen Magazine Freebie Codes: December 2012

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12/01 - edge
12/02 - lauren
12/03 - conrad
12/04 - janie
12/05 - entice
12/06 - levithan
12/07 - mermaids
12/08 - origin
12/09 - speaker
12/10 - carly
12/11 - omens
12/12 - cheryl
12/13 - ihome
12/14 - goradio
12/15 - ellie
12/16 - sims
12/17 - super
12/18 - taboo
12/19 - twister
12/20 - catch
12/21 - monopoly
12/22 - jenga
12/23 - justin
12/24 - cher
12/25 - detention
12/26 - xoxo
12/27 - spiderman
12/28 - pll
12/29 - katy
12/30 - avatar
12/31 - hugo

Grand Prize: target

Umberto Shimmer Spray: shinyhair

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Three Outfits Inspired by Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day!

Before we go out to our families houses and completely stuff our faces, we have to pick out our outfits! When lounging around the house, eating all day and watching football who wants to worry about uncomfortable clothes?
Here are three outfits inspired by the traditional Thanksgiving Story (or at least the one they tell us in school)

The Turkey

Outfits Inspired by Halloween

The most comfy outfit for the most tiring food. A sweater, scarf, and moccasins? Can you get more comfortable?

Posh Pilgrim

Posh Pilgrim

Add some edge to your traditional pilgrim inspired outfit with some studded boots.

A Feast with the Natives

A Feast with the Natives

Get in touch with nature and channel the Native Americans who feasted with the Pilgrims to form this wonderful holiday in the first place! Take advantage of the two trends: fur vests and oxblood!

No matter how you dress, make sure you take some part of the day to be thankful for family, friends, and everything you may have!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Seventeen Magazine Freebie Codes November 2012

11/01 - katy
11/02 - justin
11/03 - rihanna
11/04 - adidas
11/05 - beyonce
11/06 - chloe
11/07 - grace
11/08 - fantasy
11/09 - shakira
11/10 - secret
11/11 - juicy
11/12 - library
11/13 - pink
11/14 - gaga
11/15 - ae
11/16 - mist
11/17 - tocca
11/18 - bcbg
11/19 - twist
11/20 - betsey
11/21 - vince
11/22 - viva
11/23 - aero
11/24 - sweetpea
11/25 - avon
11/26 - fergie
11/27 - midnight
11/28 - moon
11/29 - glam
11/30 - hello

Grand Prize: taylor

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

5 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

With one week left until Halloween, the mad scramble for costumes is really starting to begin. So what do you do if you still haven't found a costume and don't have a lot of time and money to spend on one?
This short list of costumes can be made from things found in your closet, around your house, and for little or no money!

Binder Full of Women

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Take advantage of Election Season and create a costume based off of one of the most talked about terms from the Presidential Debate: Mitt Romney's "Binders Full of Women" Comment! This costume is as simple as finding a big enough cardboard box and getting creative.

  1. Find a big enough cardboard box to cover your torso.
  2. Cut off one side
  3. Decorate it however you want! Don't forget to write "Binder Full of Women" or simply "Women" on the front.
  4. That's it! Wear whatever you want underneath and do whatever you want to your hair and makeup.

50s Pinup

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Do it old school style and dress like a 1950s pinup girl! This costume is easy to make and doesn't require expensive, specially made pieces. In fact, you may have all you need in your closet right now!

Raid your closet for items like:

  • button up blouses
  • tie front shirts
  • high waisted shorts or skirts
  • cropped jeans
  • pencil skirts
  • halter tops
  • cardigans
  • pearls
  • stockings, over-the-knee socks
  • head scarves
  • shirt dresses

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As you can see there are many many many things that are in style today that can be turned into a 50s costume. Finish the look off with a a cat eye and red lipstick. And don't forget to style your hair with soft waves!

For an easier, less fussy look, channel Rosie the Riveter by wearing a collared, button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up and cropped or cuffed jeans. Find a red scarf to tie around your head and wear combat boots on your feet to finish off the look.

Get into character and go around flexing those muscles!

Here are tutorials to get 50s style hair for straight and natural hair:

Shopping Bag

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Have some fun and be a shopping bag from your favorite store! There are two ways to make this costume:
1. Find a big shopping back big enough to fit in (ex. Bloomingdales "big brown bag")
2.. Make one out of two poster boards

Using an actual big bag is the easiest of the two. All you need to do is:

1. Cut the bottom out of the bag
2. Find a strong enough material (ribbon, fabric, strips of poster board) to  make shoulder straps. These will hold the bag up all night. Feel free to decorate them! Attach them with a strong glue or staple them on.
3. Find matching tissue paper. Glue/staple it to the bag all around the edges in a way that covers up your chest and back.

And you're done! Just find a skirt or shorts in a matching color to wear under the bag and a bandeau or tank top to wear on top! Have fun with your makeup so that it matches the personality of the store you're wearing.

Making a bag out of poster boards is just as easy, it just involves some creativity to make it look like your favorite store.

1. Take the the posters and fold them into three parts so that the middle piece is the largest and the two sides are smaller.
2. To re-create your store's bag, use paint, construction paper, glitter, stickers, whatever it takes! You only need to put the store's name on the front.
3. Continue the pattern or the solid color on the second poster, this will be the back.
4. Once you have finished decorating the boards,  put them together so the back poster's side panels are inside of the front poster's side panels. Attach them with a strong glue.
5. Continue with steps 2 and 3 from the directions for using a big shopping bag and you're done!

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's

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This is a classic Halloween outfit that doesn't take much at all! You will need:

  • An LBD
  • A Pearl Necklace
  • Opera Length Gloves
  • A Tiara/jeweled headband/jeweled hair clip
Keep your makeup classic and simple. A cat eye, mascara, blush, and lip gloss is all you need.
Perfect your hair by watching this tutorial below:


Channel Holly in her pajamas!

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All you need is: 
  • A large, white, men's button up shirt
  • A blue sleep mask
There you go! The most comfortable costume ever right? Just remember to wear something under the shirt to keep it classy.

Ceiling Fan

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Show your funny bone and wear a punny costume and dress like a Ceiling Fan! You only need everyday office supplies for this costume:

  • Paper
  • Printer (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Glue/Tape
To make this costume 
  1. Either print or draw the word "Ceiling" either directly onto your shirt or onto a piece of paper. Stick it to any plain t-shirt and hat. 
  2. Next print/draw the words "Go Ceiling!" onto a piece of paper and cut it out in a triangle shape
  3. Get some glue/tape and roll in onto the pencil to make a flag
Add pom-poms or a megaphone for additional spirit!
To really get into the costume go around cheering on ceiling fans!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below!