Gifts for him: Under 30 Dollars

Yesterday I stopped by Starbucks, and saw that the peppermint mocha is back, with added Christmas decorations in department stores everywhere, and Black Friday sales records being broken, it seems like the holiday’s and the spirit of giving is back in full effect. Whether its a gift for your loving dad, crazy uncle, quirky brother, handsome boyfriend, or some boy toy, this gift guide was made with the hopes to accommodate for the needs of everyone of those special fellas.

Rally Victoria Knix Pocket knife available at http://www.ultimatearmynavy.com/ for 30 Dollars

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DIY: Decorate It Yourself

In between classes, work, and play, all stylish undergrads need a chic pad suitable for crashing or hosting. There are two ways to achieve this: go out and buy the pieces you need, or create them yourself. Either way will work, but your wallet will be a lot happier with the second one. The best part is, you don’t need extensive DIY knowledge to make  your place come alive thanks to an abundance of websites with great tutorials. Here are a few places to start.

Design*Sponge
Featuring a category dedicated to DIY and another that highlights readers’ DIY before and afters, Design*Sponge is the place to start for how-to interior design. Recent tutorials include a vintage belt frame, a delicate centerpiece, and a vertical garden for your patio. Tutorials can be browsed by cost, difficulty, material used, and more. Continue reading

Do it Justice: Jean Jackets

There is no other fabric that represents American youth like denim, which makes the denim jacket the cream of the crop. Trust me folks, it doesn’t get more American than this; unless you find yourself driving around in a Hummer, about to get it on with that chick from your bio lab that you’ve been trying to get with all year, or Country Fried Steaks, but even that is only pretty close. It’s no secret that denim jackets have been slowly starting to resurface season after season, largely thanks to  actors like Ryan Gosling, who is channeling his inner Steve McQueen, and even singing sensation Usher and Kanye West below pictured with his former girlfriend.

Kanye West And Amber Rose in Denim Jackets shot by Terry Richardson

(Photo taken by Terry Richardson)

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Tailgate like a lady!

Thanksgiving is almost here and our bellies are fully prepared for the amount of turkey we are about to eat, but is your tailgating outfit prepared for the Thanksgiving Day game? Come on y’all, we live in Texas and even if you aren’t a true Dallasite you probably know that you need to rock an amazing Dallas Cowboy’s outfit to tailgate with the best of them. Here are some tips on how to style a cute tailgating outfit without breaking budget, and without wearing those tacky box cut jerseys.

navy Target cardigen, tan leather Charolette Russe boot, black Forever 21 legging

It is important to remember that you don’t need to break your budget to buy a NFL girl jersey just to support your favorite team. The easiest way to begin is to find an item includes your teams color. I strongly suggest finding a cute, v-neck boyfriend cardigan. If you are going to be outside, the Texas weather is so unpredictable that a fabulous cardigan can keep you warm, while not over heating you if it’s 70+ degrees outside. Since most people in the DFW area are passionate Dallas Cowboy’s fans we have put together an easy and stylish tailgating outfit for upcoming football games. Every woman should have their basic white v-neck tee in their wardrobe, so bust that out and pair it with this dreamy navy cardigan from Target. Wear this cardigan with a pair of black leggings from Forever 21, and light brown leather boots from Charolette Russe that are comfy enough for you to stand in. These boots give you a cowboy feel without being full on cowboy boots which will allow you to wear them more often. This outfit allows you to wear your team’s colors but still be stylish and feminine at the same time. The boots from Charolette Russe are a fabulous deal because when you buy one pair for $42.50 you get an additional pair for $15.50! Continue reading

Don’t SHOCK your parents, instead DAZZLE them!

Everyone wants to dress cute when they’re home for the holidays, but how do you stay trendy and stay under your budget?

This season, the style calls for patterned tops, blazers, and bright colors. The patterns range anywhere from polka dots, to swirls, to motifs; but the choice is really up to you. Blazers have become a hit among celebrities, but why stick to the plain black blazer when you can were a fire-truck red blazer. Along with blazers, are of course, long coats, and vests. It’s always a good idea to add color to your wardrobe. The colors this season, per New York Fashion Week, include, reds and blues paired, but also oranges and yellows. Marigold to be exact. But most importantly you have to be sparkly! You don’t have to buy that Dolce & Gabbana metallic dress or that red, knit Chanel coat. Stores like Forever 21 and H&M are up-to-date with the latest trends of the season and help you stay within your budget. Don’t forget to play with scarvesboots, and hats, to add to your winter look.

Forever 21 outfits

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Whether you’re dressing up for a family dinner, or going out with your friends, impress everyone with your knowledge on the latest trends and even more with the dollars you saved.

Rhinestones and Talking Mannequins-A Walk Inside Gaultier

Hello sensory overload! Last night, I braved the crowds of the monthly Dallas Arts District Art Crawl and DMA late night, to wander through the halls of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Walking into the museum, you immediately know something incredible is going on. Everyone at the front desk is donning the Gaultier, white and blue sailor stripe shirts, and behind them the entire wall is fashioned to match their shirts.

Looking in on the exhibit from the outside, gave me goosebumps. As I began to walk into the blue lit entrance of an exhibit, it proved to take the visitors breath away. Absolutely no cameras were allowed in this exhibit, and there was a disclaimer on the wall stating that the content was not appropriate for young audiences. As I walked into the main room, the eager viewers were greeted by a dozen or more mannequins that all assumed a Mona Lisa effect. The exhibit designers had a rigged system of projectors that showed images of different models talking by moving faces onto the blank mannequins face. There was audio playing in the sea-themed room, where Mr. Jean Paul Gaultier greeted you as you walked in. His mannequin was made to interact with the audience and give a background story as to what was happening in this room, and what we would see as we made our journey through his archive of pieces from his collections. The front room set the tone for the rest of the rooms. Each mannequin in this room had a projected face that would move and interact with other mannequins that gave an added intrigue to the perfected, over-detailed garments that they were wearing. The walls were covered with large framed photographs that accompanied the theme the models were wearing. Continue reading

Putting Your Best Face Forward

As the winter season approaches, and the weather outside changes, so do the trends in make-up. This season calls for smokey eyes, wine-stained lips, and natural facial tones.

Smokey Eyes 

Kim Kardashian with the smokey eye look

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This winter the smokey eye is a big hit. The colors you can use for you smokey eye vary with the look you’re going for, but the big colors this season include burnt orange and electric blues. Of course, you can never go wrong with blacks, grays, and browns. Continue reading