Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fashion Icon, Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning, actor extraordinaire and younger sister to Dakota Fanning, is highly coveted amongst fashion's elite.  At just thirteen years old, Elle represents Marc by Marc Jacobs' latest fall/winter collection and Oh Lola perfume, stars in Rodarte: The Curve of Forgotten Things, and graces the pages of Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Vanity Fair, (amongst others).  Elle's eclectic style mixes and matches chic, feminine pieces with edgier accents and accessories.  Keep an eye on this young lady- she is taking both Hollywood and the fashion industry by storm!      

Skirts, Revolutionized

Drapery is in! Contemporary clothing boutiques, including Brandy Melville, LF, and Timeless feature the layered maxi skirt, highlighting the feminine, flirty, and chic nature of this fabric.  The popular skirt typical features a short from hem, hitting just above the knee, and drapery down the back, falling to the floor.  For affordable drapery skirts, check:
I finally found my perfect fit: a Bubble gum high- sides chiffon skirt, retailed at $178 but purchased at LF's 60% off sale for about $72.  The skirt differs from the norm, with a high front and back hem, and drapery down the sides.  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Effortlessly Cool in Leggings

Leggings cater to my current occupation: lazy college theatre major.  The majority of my classes are movement based, and require comfortable leg- wear (i.e: jeggings, leggings, sweatpants).  Commonly, students wear simple black leggings.  I take a more eclectic approach, sporting a variety of multi- colored, glittery, and patterned leggings.  I purchase   my leggings from the American Apparel factory store, at a reduced rate.
Just recently, while browsing, I discovered the pink galaxy leggings (pictured at left).  Warning: These leggings are pricey ($78.56).  However, if you live in leggings, (wear them to class, then style then for a night out,) I highly recommend the galaxy print and additional patterns at  You are sure to make a statement in these incredible, chic, and spunky patterned leggings!!! 

The 'It' Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co.

My fashion- forward friend, after interning at one of New York's premiere fashion magazines, returned to Los Angeles for a short home- stay.  After recovering from the initial excitement of her return, I noticed the incredible bag on her shoulder: the fluro yellow Cambridge Satchel bag... and I was in love.  The bag includes two front buckles, a lightweight shoulder strap, and optional embossing.  Available in a multitude of colors, this bag is perfect for anyone and everyone.        

Trending Topic: Shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell revolutionized the heel with his Lita Platform Boot.  The shoe, which typically runs about $160-$170, depending on the style, includes a five inch heel and two inch sole, and endows any outfit with an effortlessly cool vibe.  Budding fashionistas on receive hundreds, if not thousands of hypes for those looks, incorporating the Lita Platform, and celebrities, including Kendall Jenner and Demi Lovato, regularly sport these shoes.    
Cheap Trick: Try on the Lita Platform, for sizing purposes. Then, browse the internet for reduced prices on sites including ebay and nastygal.  LF is currently having their annual 60% off sale, and all Lita platforms are flying out the door.  

Sam Edelman designs a variety of shoes, from simple one toned sandals to studded heels and shimmery oxfords.  My personal favorite is the Adena studded flat, pictured here.  The shoe runs about $150, and adds spunk to any outfit without being overly obnoxious.
Cheap Trick: Wait for Bloomingdales's private sale, and receive $25 off of every $100 you spend, plus a $15 Bloomingdales card per $100 spent.  This reduces the price of the shoe to $125 and gives you some bloomies bucks for your wallet.      

Doc Martens specializes in combat boots, which, styled appropriately, bring an edgy grunge vibe to any outfit.  Pair these boots with high waist denim shorts or skirts, leggings, or skinny jeans.  Retail value: $115
Cheap Trick:, ebay, and all sell the boots at a reduced price. Do not buy these full priced!!! They are on sale all over the web!

Hi. My name is Jennifer and I'm a shopaholic...

Admitting is the first step to recovery... right?!
Nothing satisfies me like a trip to the mall.
Men are too unpredictable... I'd rather have a Chanel handbag on my arm.
Friends come and go, but leather lasts forever.
My sport of choice: shopping... collecting all the discounted Marc by Marc Jacobs shirts at Bloomingdales' private sale is a killer on my thighs.
I draw fashion inspiration from everything and everyone, including websites like and nastygal, shops LF and Barneys New York, everyday people on the sidewalk, and celebrities from Katy perry to Elle Fanning.  Here, I will share my favorite fashion trends, and where to buy them... cheap. 

Top: American Apparel lace tank, purchased at the Factory Outlet store for a significantly discounted price.
Bottom: American Apparel high waist side zip black jean shorts, purchased at the Factory Outlet as well.
American Apparel Factory Outlet
747 Warehouse Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021