Monday, April 28, 2008

It Was My Birthday...

I turned 18 on Saturday the 26th!!!!!
I was suppose to go karaoke-ing with some friends, but couldn't since I was at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) visiting (Thurs-Sat.). However, I didn't let that stop me from having fun. The Latin American Organization was having a party, and I danced the night away-well until 2AM.
I was so tired when I arrived home on Saturday, but I still managed to eat too much cake and to thank the 50+ people who left me a birthday wish on face book.
Fashion related: The school is the best dressed out of the many schools I've visited. I attended two classes, and was impressed that no one was wearing pajamas. Instead, girls were wearing sun dresses, shorts, miniskirts and cardigans. Most of the guys looked like they belonged in an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog (if there is one). One guy, very gorgeous, even managed to pull off wearing pink shorts with a green polo. As I stood staring at him, I tried to muster some confidence to ask him for a picture to post on this blog, when I remembered that my camera broke!

so yea.
I had a great time there, and I might attend HWS in the fall.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Prom Clutch?

My Prom is in less than two months and I don't really know what I want to wear. In a way I do, but Philip Lim and Bill Blass are a little bit out of my price range since I'm trying to buy the least expensive dress possible. I feel like I'm so behind since I know so many girls at my school who already have their dresses.
It's okay though, because I think I may have found a clutch from Betsey Johnson. I'm still trying to justify the cost.

so yea.
I must give a shout out to L&F since that's where I first saw the clutch.

Friday, April 18, 2008

My problem with Forever 21 is...

It was a couple of days before my friend's sweet 16. The theme was 60s and 70s, and not wanting to look too costumy (not a word), I searched desperately for something that was not only 60s and 70s but also very formal. I went to Forever 21 and found the perfect dress (polka dots and all), but at a SIZE LARGE, it was too small . So, I went back to that section and looked for an XL, and noticed that there were no XL in that section or any other sections. Less than 3 weeks shy of my own sixteenth birthday, my fifteen year old self who knew nothing of vanity sizing, decided that she was too FAT , and decided to lose weight. Initially, I didn't take it seriously, but fast forward to June of that year: I'm watching my portion sizes, avoiding desserts, dancing, jump roping, and religiously following the work out routines in CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. It worked, because that summer I lost a lot of weight, and a Forever 21 LARGE was tight on me. New school year(Junior year) starts and a combination of Lacrosse and still avoiding chocolate chip cookies helped me lose more weight. A little more mature, I decided that I wasn't going to let Forever 21 or any other store tell me whether I am FAT or not. To this day, I have never bought or tried on any thing at Forever 21.
Now that I can probably fit into their mediums, I should probably have no problems with them right? WRONG. They, like many other stores, need to carry larger sizes.
The fact that they are constantly ripping off designers and their clothes are too trendy is another one of problems with them, but that's another post that must include HandM.
So yea.
Maybe it's just the forever 21 that I went to that doesn't carry larger sizes.
post was inspired by Philip Lim not carrying sizes bigger than 10, vanity sizing, and a link of Forever 21's site.

Monday, April 14, 2008

For a Cause Spotlights: uptownliz

A while ago, I posted about giving back through shopping.
I got a wonderful comment from Ramona Russel about a website she created in memory of her sister Liz, who died from breast cancer. The website, Uptown Liz, "was founded to promote products from companies whose proceeds directly give back to charitable organizations".
The site is beyond amazing. It's set up in a way that you can shop by products or by charity.
They have everything from shoes to toys, supporting almost every cause from autism to ovarian cancer.
I think this site might just be the sight to change my mind about online shopping.
so yea. Shop for a Cause. Uptown Liz calls it "retail philanthropy".

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kate Bosworth, You stole my style

Every time my brother(the second oldest one) sees Jay-Z, he gets mad. He feels like he came up with the style that many seem to credit Jay-Z for-the button down shirt.
Well, after reading so many post about this dress and the praises Kate Bosworth got for the way she wore it, I slowly started to feel the way my brother does about Jay-Z.
Since I'm a little "chest heavy", strapless bras don't give me the support that I need and no bra is a big NONONOWAY, and bra-straps showing is just a NONO. However, I never let that keep me from wearing Tube tops and halter tops. I always, since I can remember, have been layering tanks underneath tupe tops and halter tops.

But I guess feeling like a celebrity or anyone else "stole" your style is crazy. Does any body really have a style that they can actually call their own?

so yea. I probably would never have thought of accessorizing( is that an actual word) with blue.
Pic from

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Finally Found the Perfect Shoes!!!!

The end of the school year (and high school) means attending dinners, parties, and ceremonies... I have no idea what I'm going to be wearing to any of them, but I have found a nice blue and white summer dress. My only problem was that I couldn't find shoes to go with it. Well, the wait is over because I've found the shoes!!

I found out that there is a Crocs store in NYC, so I'll probably go over the weekend.

so yea, now all I need is a cute hand bag.

yea. April Fools!!!!