28 September

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has been making some controversial waves lately, 
namely, the Kent State University uproar. Quick history lesson for you (since I am a Kent State University alumni)...
On May 4th, 1970, Kent State University in Kent, OH endured a horrific  massacre involving the death of 4 students and wounding 9 others by the Ohio National Guard. The students were taking a stand on the Cambodian Campaign by President Nixon and were tragically caught in the crossfire.
Insert Urban Outfitters daring and outrageous taste - they recently released a sweatshirt dubbed as a "Vintage" Red-Stained Kent State sweatshirt (see photo below). The sweatshirt eerily suggests blood spatters and a blood stained effect with the Kent State University crest on the front, which is sort of a slap in the face to those affected by the Kent State shootings decades ago.
Like I said, as having attended Kent State University, I found the sweatshirt to be in incredibly poor taste and I absolutely do not support the release of that kind of item. Urban Outfitters quickly released a public apology and pulled the sweatshirt from their site.
While I do not agree with their marketing ploys, I have been a lover of their style for quite some time and I picked out a few top picks (underneath the sweatshirt) in spirit of the upcoming fall season.
Don't be fooled - 
I've since browsed their site but they are style on style probation from me...

> Take a peek at the link above for all the fab picks below <

(not for sale)


16 September

Create Yourself

Sometimes Forever 21 gets a bad rap.
They market to a younger crowd, their jeans sometimes fit 3 year olds,
seams and threads come undone, and
everyone. shops. there.
To some of these, I agree.
BUT, what I do like about Forever 21 is that you can absolutely create your own sense of style. You can mix, you can match, you can be daring with prints, or sleek and classic with solids. They really do have a knack for a trendy eye and encourage
dressing to make a statement. 
I have rounded up some pieces that I think would make
you feel more comfortable about shopping at your niece's 
after school job.
(click link above for all treats)



04 September

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Kate Spade

Huge haul coming to you today! 
I have to admit - I wasn't really on the Kate Spade bandwagon with everyone else. My style is very eclectic - some days I'm more of a rocker vibe and other days I'm hippie bohemian.
But one thing that is a constant in my wardrobe is COLOR. I am obsessed with color.
I very rarely wear black.
So while perusing the Kate Spade website today, I was totally taken aback by all the bright pops of pretty picks and citrusy oranges.
Today was a game changer for me.
You won Kate Spade,
you won.

(click on link above for all the goodies)