Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Rachel Bilson's Many Hairstyles… Which do you like best?

November 7, 2010

Rachel Bilson is no doubt a fashion icon. She’s brought back the Wayfarer trend and now she’s rockin’ two toned hair. Now usually when someone has two-toned hair its probably because they were too lazy to go back to their hairstylist and get their hair re-dyed. Hell… even Drew Barrymore has signed on to this trend. And, lucky for you frugal people who don’t want to do that — just leave your hair… it’s now a trend. So, now I’m going to throw it to you — Out of all her fab hairstyles, which is your favorite? Are you digging the new two-toned trend?


5 Shopping Resolutions for the New Year

November 12, 2009

Hey guys!


If you love shopping as much as me, then you’ll know that simply cutting it out completely is not feasible. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 5 great shopping resolutions to keep you stylish while keeping your wallet happy.

Here’s a sneak peek:

1. Don’t Buy Unless You Love It – Many of us see the sale rack and low prices and immediately HAVE to buy something. But, do you really have to buy something? Or are you just buying it because it’s on sale? Refrain from buying things just because. If it’s something you really love, then it’s a deal well spent!

Head on over to Shop It To Me to read the rest!

Top 5 Winter Jackets for Under $100!

November 6, 2009

156934_w_sIf you live in a cold climate city, like NYC or Boston, then you know that having a winter jacket is essential. Well not all of them are stylish and within your budget, but a Fashionista like yourself is gonna have to keep warm. Thankfully, The Budget Fashionista has got you covered, literally – they found the best and most stylish deals out there!

Bundle up on a budget with the top 5 winter jackets under $100.

1. Keegan Plaid Coat. This red and black plaid jacket is great for mild winter weather that can be paired up with a cute scarf and hat for a complete winter ensemble. Available exclusively on dELiAs for $79.50.

2. Marc New York Collar Down Jacket. Keeping warm and looking good sometimes don’t always go hand-in-hand. However, this down jackets by Mark New York certainly fits that description with its contemporary quilted look and duck featured lining that combines fashion and function. This puffy jacket is also water resistant and exclusively available on Bluefly for $99.99.

3. Croft & Barrow Double-Breasted Raincoat. We love raincoats and this double-breasted piece is certainty one of our current favs. Along with protecting you from the elements with its detachable hood, this fierce red jacket will give you a sharp look that is versatile for nearly any occasion. We also love the cute buttons and belt on this classic jacket, and of course the budget friendly price of $53.99 at Kohl’s.

For the rest of the coats, head on over to The Budget Fashionista!

Jimmy Choo For H&M

November 4, 2009

It’s no secret now that fashion accessory powerhouse, Jimmy Choo has paired with H&M to create accessories and clothing for men and women. Next Saturday, November 14, Fashionistas who are lucky enough to live near the select 200 H&M stores will have the chance to have these exclusive items.


“We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion savvy, street smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too. Jimmy Choo will bring to H&M a sophisticated, fashion forward, accessible and glamorous collection – the perfect party pieces to buy now and then wear out that night!” Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, Jimmy Choo.

Mark your calendars and get ready to shop!

I’m a Guest Fashion Blogger For Gevalia’s BeanChat~! Join Me on Twitter!

October 29, 2009

Hey everyone!


Tomorrow morning, bright and early (for me), I’m going to be a guest blogger on Gevalia‘s Bean Chat along with Tori Anderson from The Happy Housewife. The chat starts at 7am PST / 10am EST and we’ll be covering all kinds of topics from frugal fashion tips, food, home decor and lot of other stuff! If you have a twitter account, all you gotta do is go to TweetChat and type in the hash tag #beanchat. See ya there!

Urban Updater is a ShopItToMe Trendsetter!

October 28, 2009

Hi Everyone!

News Update! UrbanUpdater was just added as a featured trendsetter on ShopItToMe. YAAAAAY! Now y’all know how huge of a Shop It To Me fan I am, right? If you don’t know what Shop It To Me is, it’s like a personal shopper that finds you the best designer deals online without even having to search! You just input what designers you like and your size and it does all the work. It’s the best site for deals out there and now UrbanUpdater is a trendsetter. Things couldn’t get better, could they? Thanks EVERYONE for your support!

XOXO, Linds

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An Affordable Faux Fur Jacket Is Always In Style

October 10, 2009

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I swear that H&M always has the best deals. I mean with the economy the way that it is, no one can afford the luxuries that we use to be able to buy. But when the winter sets in and the weather takes a dive, who says you can’t be stylish? This jacket goes for a whopping $79 bucks. Now, I’m pretty sure you can’t beat that anywhere else!

Style Icon: Audrina Patridge and Lauren Conrad

October 7, 2009


Though I do admit that Los Angeles has some of the best weather in the world, I also recognize that it does get chilly. No, I’m not talking about 40 degrees (are you kidding??!). I’m talking about 60s and 70s. That’s cold for me. Which is why I love how Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge dress. Boots are stylish, simple, comfortable and most of all warm. It provides a put together look and I love how they both wear their skinny jeans inside. Also layer layer layer, just like how Lauren Conrad has a scarf and cardigan. No, the colors aren’t technically on the same palate, but they are all neutral, so it works.

Also, I love her little purse. Fits pretty much all you need, a phone, wallet and keys. The essentials.

Now that we’re starting to gear up for winter, what are essential items that we MUST have in our closet?

Fashion Week with Rachel Bilson and Zac Posen

September 9, 2008

Well this is my first post about NYC Fashion week. Though I live in New York and fashion is all around me, I choose to pay attention to only the things I like. I’m not a big fan of all the high fashion designers because I don’t think those clothes featured on the runways look good on anyone. Though, I do love this lace dress that Rachel Bilson is wearing by Zac Posen. Nice touch.

Here’s another observation, why does she always look so stunning in whatever she’s wearing???

Summer Trends…. UGH is it really a trend?

August 15, 2008

Please help me decide what trends are actually going to work this summer. I see all kinds of crazy stuff around NYC and some of it I love, most I hate (and I guess this really tells a lot about my fashion sense.) What’s in? What’s out? HELP! Leave me a comment!

1. Lace – Lace tops, lace dresses… lace embellishments. Oh and by the way, does that mean that you can get away without wearing anything underneath?? I certainly would feel weird walking out without something solid under a lace top, but that’s just me.

2. Pastel Colors – I have dark olive skin and to tell you the truth, pastels look horrid on me. I’m not saying they look bad on everyone but is this really a trend? I feel like I’m a 5 year old when I wear pastel colors. Although this yellow color is beautiful. Anyone else feel this way?

3. The color purple – Some people say purple is the new pink. Take it as you will, I still love pink…. things. I’d never wear the color pink because it looks bad on me and I actually like the purple trend. Well, dark purple. Like I said, pastels look bad on me. Yay for plum purple outfits.

4. Gladiator Sandals – UGH I hate these. They look so freakin weird. Maybe they’d look better if they weren’t so freakishly tall. And what kind of tan lines do you get from wearing these!?! Please tell me this trend is going to go away… forever.

Are there any trends I’m missing? (I hope!) Let me know in the comments! Which trends to you love/hate?

How I love Urban Outfitters Dresses

August 14, 2008

I haven’t visited Urban Outfitters in a quite some time due to the fact that I’m trying to cut back on my shopping habits. However, everytime I go back to the site, I crave new clothing – namely dresses. The single best thing about an urban outfitters dress is that at first it may look weird, but then you do another take and it’s quite unique and frankly, fabulous. I’ve actually worn my sailor looking dress from UO to work and someone said it was so ugly that I shouldn’t ever wear it again. PSH. He obviously didn’t know fashion.

Here’s my UO pick of the week… thank you Free People. You Rock!!!

Nah, I don’t really know much about fashion….

July 30, 2008

…or anything for that matter!

I’m writing this post to clarify previous posts. I don’t preach about knowing everything there is to know about fashion. I can hardly name 10 top designers. Ok, 5. I don’t buy expensive clothes because I don’t make enough money for that. I buy knock-offs. Yes, I said it. Not exactly for the print, but because they are cheap. I have a very strong personality and this comes off in my posts. I’m honest and blunt. If I think the dress looks bad, I’m going to tell you. If I think you are too skinny, I’ll tell you that too.

I like to write, but I have one rule. And that’s that you let me write about whatever I want, wherever I want and whenever I want. If you want to write a bad comment because you have a different opinion than what I do, please go ahead. Just know that bad comments and negativity aren’t going to deter me from writing what I feel. Hope you have a nice day.

Michael Kors is actually pretty awesome.

June 3, 2008

I don’t really consider myself that much of a fashionista. Basically I’m a 20-something year old living in New York City and let’s face it. Fashion is all around. So I really can’t help but like to window shop. I say that because realistically who can afford rent in NY AND shopping? I have recently taken a liking to Michael Kors. I bought a purse (not pictured) and my boyfriend bought me some sweet sunglasses. It’s not even a name-brand thing, I just like his stuff. If he were Target, then I guess I’d like Target, haha. Anyway I guess this is my first real attempt to actually say I do have a favorite designer! Here’s a taste of some awesome Michael Kors stuff…

Smurf in the city!

June 3, 2008


I’m not sure exactly what this girl though when she was getting dressed. Either she’s colorblind or she was drunk. Still, I blame her friends for letting her walk out of the house looking like a smurf for a few reasons. Notice the blue tights are stirrups. Those have been out since the 80’s. Second off, the red shoes only make her look like she’s going for a patriotic theme. Third, tights aren’t pants. They are supposed to be work with bottoms. Where are her pants???

Win a Janome Sewing Machine! /Make Your own Bolero / Shrug

May 16, 2008

If you’ve always wanted one of those bolero/shrug wraps but ever found the right one, now you can make one! This is a great tutorial with easy steps to make one from an old turtleneck! And also, if you don’t have a sewing machine, get out your video cameras, because now is your chance to win one!

my first stenciled shirts!

April 28, 2008

I made these shirts yesterday for my boyfriend. He has to wear collard black shirts to work and quite frankly, he was running out of them. I went to Old Navy and bought 2 plain polo shirts for $12 each. I printed out pictures on from the internet and cut out the negative spaces using a pen razor.

For the elvis shirt, I painted the image. I left the color uneven to add more texture. For the Jimi Hendrix shirt, I sponged the stencil. This worked out well because I used a mix of white, gray and black for the shading on the face. Then I painted the headband red so it would stand out.

What do you think?

If you had all the money in the world…..

April 24, 2008

… what would you do? Ok, so I don’t mean all the money in the world.. but maybe 20 million. Hmm.. I often think that I’d live my life pretty much the same way, but I wouldn’t be forced to buy the small coffee instead of the large, or hem my own pants, just to realize they come undone 3 weeks later.

I mean, don’t get me wrong… I love to shop, but I really can’t afford much right now. I would love a pair of Manolo Blahniks, but truth be told, I’d probably feel awkward and selfish wearing such a high priced shoe… that really can’t be THAT much better than the $50 shoes that I bought 5 years ago on sale at Steve Madden, is it?

A girl can look, right? I just love those Christian Louboutin shoes also!!! So fancy!! Yup, I guess I’m just a normal city girl.

How to make your own Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

April 14, 2008

Hey guys!

Check out this video where Rob and Corinne from Threadbanger show you how to make your own eco-friendly cosmetics. It’s really easy and really fun – plus you can add your own fragrances and essential oils!

Create Your Own Outfit with Polyvore!

February 1, 2008

Hey Everyone! Do you love looking in magazines or online and creating your own outfit? Or maybe you love a ton of different styles from different sites but want to know what they will look like together. I just found out about this great site called Polyvore. It’s awesome! It’s basically like creating a scrapbook or collage of you’re favorite stuff. You can pick and grab clothing, accessories, perfume, makeup, jewelry… ANYTHING from other sites, add them to your account and put together an outfit. It’s great to see what stuff will look like before you even purchase them. Plus, the site lets you add backgrounds, interact with other people and use clothing and pieces that other people have already imported. Check it out, you’ll love it!

I’m a HUGE gold fan, so I absolutely adore this outfit! Oh, and make that a skim latte, please!


By the way, whoever created this outfit, you rock!

Holly Jolly How To’s!

November 28, 2007

This Holiday season, Threadbanger is bringing us a NEW show!!! Yup – because we just couldn’t get enough of the weekly Friday show, we now have a holiday How-To!