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shopping [27 Jan 2010|04:50pm]

Am I the only one out there who is SO frustrated with shopping and the selection of clothing right now? I'm wondering if the fashion industry is going through a dull, ugly period or if I'm just getting older and choosier (I'm 25).

I like simple, classic clothes with an early 60s twist to them - high scoop necks, 3/4 sleeves, slight puff sleeves, a-line skirts, warm colors, mary janes, peter pan collars, sturdy material, argyle, jumpers, etc...

I'm a teacher so I can't buy extremely high-end products, but I buy a lot of Fred Perry and can shop in that price range. I also used to get a lot of clothes from Forever 21, H&M, etc...but just haven't found anything in months and I'm getting desperate.

I'm wondering if any of you lovely stylish girls would be willing to share with me some shopping secrets- I'm particularly looking for online stores , and hints on where to look for clothes that are, apparently, not within mainstream trends.

Thank you so much!
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[18 Jul 2009|02:04pm]

exploring the scary depths of my mother's closet, the second one where she keeps things she never wears anymore, i stumbled upon a true fashionista gem. please don't b jealous.

under the silky folds...Collapse )
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[13 Apr 2009|04:24pm]

My computer crashed and went to bits, I lost all of the bookmarks of amazing websites/blogs that I have been saving and reading for years. Although I remember some of the major ones I miss them and feel a little lost (i know that's a little pathetic)

so help a sister out, let me know what your favorite fashion, makeup, accessory, trend setter, style, design, girly girl, feminista, and overall amazing have to read them websites/blogs are.

thanks thanks
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Oxford Shoes [26 Jan 2009|12:16am]

[ mood | optimistic ]

* Hi again! I just wanted to show the new Oxford shoes I got at the Topshop webpage last week. And my first wicker bag from Etsy!! Yay, for Intenet shopping!! And a question for you all... What are your favorite Internet sites for buying clothes - shoes - jewelry - make up - stationery - house things - ...?

EDIT: I hope the link is now okay...
More at my blog!

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Hello, loves. [22 Dec 2008|08:40pm]

My name is Emily. I've been watching this community for while & decided to finally contribute a little something. I lovelovelove looking at all your delightful outfits. So many gorgeous ladies! (It's rather intimidating, no?)

So, I'm studying to become a high school English teacher. After winter break, I will be in the classroom for the first time. I'm struggling to find outfits that will make myself look "sophisticated" while not over the top. My problem is that I look pretty young (I'm 22), so I'm afraid I'll be mistaken for a student! I need to wear things that will set me apart from them. I am always looking for inspiration! If you'd like to share. :)

Anyway, here are a few outfits that I've worn recently. I'm really a rather plain Jane by habit. Although, I'm trying to put more of an effort into what I wear. This first one was definitely out of my "comfort zone". But, I like it over all. I ended up wearing a little cardigan with it.
Possible "going out" outfit.

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[26 Aug 2008|08:12pm]

(x-posted in staysassy)

I've been getting into back to school shopping mode and unfortunately haven't found much in actual stores but have been going craaaazy online. I'm so over summer now and am ready for fall clothes! Some stuff that I plan to/wish to get..and show me yours! Plus some of my own things.

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do all of you have an mfa in photography or something? [12 Aug 2008|02:03pm]

You guys should give yourselves a round of applause, because seriously? HOW DO YOU TAKE SUCH GOOD PICTURES OF YOURSELF.

terrible photos and inept angles, but also hot pants.Collapse )
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LADIES!!! [07 Jun 2008|01:54am]

The Newest Wrinkle in Fashion
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help! [05 Jun 2008|10:51pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

so i bought this super cute built by wendy top at buffalo exchange, but after washing it w/ other colored items, it now has faint black splotches all over it. probably due to dye from the other clothes bleeding onto it. is there any way to save it? i tried googling a remedy and read oxi clean might help? suggestions?? thanks!

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basics [04 Jun 2008|04:28pm]

What is your favorite brand for high-quality cotton/cotton-like basic tee shirts/tanks? Price does not matter. I'm just looking to buy some camisoles and tee shirts that will last and last with minimal pilling.

Has American Apparel fallen apart for you?
Other brands in mind are C&C California, Vince, Theory, Splendid, James Perse...

Thank you thank you!

EDIT: Whoa, thanks for all the helpful comments. James Perse and Vince (for that perfect tee) it is. I went to AA for the first time ever and dropped $276....most of it is now going to be exchanged for hoodies for the boyfriend.
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[04 Jun 2008|05:16pm]

I'm almost really nervous to post here for the first time, but here goes.

I went to some thrift stores yesterday to celebrate the beginning of summer and I found some ridiculous cowboy boots. I'm excited. I love cowboys and indians so they work so perfectly for me.

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Hello, and first post. [04 Jun 2008|05:00pm]
Hi all. just wanted to say i'm so pleased to be a part of this community. you all have such great style, it really inspires me. :) here are some recent favorites i've been into lately.

favorite yellow scarf - necessary clothing
skirt - AA
tank - UO
tights - h&m
olive green leather purse - a gift from my mom from her trip to paris :)

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yes, my hair is usually this messy. i'm a big fan of low-maintenance.

any suggestions, tips, whatever is appreciated!

PS today is my birthday! hurrah for geminis.
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Weird request. [04 Jun 2008|01:41am]

Ok, so I really like these pair of shoes.

They're on sale for $49.98 on the aldo website currently and I really want to order them but unfortunately the aldo website does not accept international credit cards (i'm not from the US), so I can't do so. I'm looking for someone who can help me order it in a size 37 off the website and then ship it to me after they receive it. I'm really desperate to get these, so if anyone can help, it'll be greatly appreciated!
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i need help [02 Jun 2008|10:36am]

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Fashionable Traveling [02 Jun 2008|03:23am]


^my travel essentials wish list

I'm spending this fall semester studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland. There will be plenty of weekend time for traveling, and subsequently I've become obsessed with acquiring ultimate travel tip lists from people who have done any type of study abroad, traveling, or backpacking in Europe or anywhere, really.

So what are your favorite traveling tips? Things you wish you would have known before you traveled? The one item you wish you would have brought and the one you ended up not needing? Tricks to looking semi-presentable when you are lacking showers and washing machines? Articles of clothing that are convertible for maximum packing space? And anything else you consider vital to traveling fashionably and smart.

Thanks for the help!
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Where can I find these? [01 Jun 2008|09:46pm]
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For graduation, heels are not allowed because it's on our astro-turf field. Wedges are, but I'm not a wedge type of girl :o| . Any help would be appreciated!
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YSL, why?! [01 Jun 2008|07:01pm]


Yves Saint Laurent died today at age 71. :(

What are your favorite YSL pieces of the past?

Source of photo and a really neat article: You Wish You Looked This Good
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[01 Jun 2008|06:40pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

1st post. 
I'll get right to the point. I have a problem with finding tops. I have so many black cotton band t-shirts, and they are all I wear. I raid stores and malls but can never find anything nice in the ladies section because I have watermelons as breasts. The largest sizes end up having those awkward openings in between buttons. I'm tired of t-shirts and want something feminine. I'm also not too festive on clothes that accentuate my stomach. Help?

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Your opinion... [01 Jun 2008|05:46pm]

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[01 Jun 2008|04:57pm]

What shoes should I wear with this dress?

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