Cozy, but Cute! Your guide to Making Sweats Look Ah-dorable

Don’t we all wish that we could lounge around in pajamas, or sweats all day? I know I do, but with school and work this dream can barely ever become a reality. Well I have the perfect solution to this.. predicament. By following these tips and solutions wearing sweats to work and school won’t seem so unrealistic.

What to Wear Them With

Wearing tanks, and graphic tee is a big n0-no for work and school. Try wearing your sweats with a lace tee, and a knit cardigan, or you could also try a plaid shirt. If you’re feeling.. daring try your sweats with a blazer. So chic!

Look for these items at: http://www.abercrombiekids.com

You must be wondering what not to wear sweats with, right? When trying to look presentable wearing sweats with tank tops, UGGs, or large tees and sweatshirt are huge no-no’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love my UGG’s and comfy tee’s but when trying to look nice, I put these items back onto the clothes hanger.

Shoes, a girls best friend. When wearing sweats, don’t head straight for your sneakers, and flip flops, try something else, dare I say rain boots? Plain, black rain boot strangely look great with sweats. You could also try Sperrys, or gladiators with boyfriend sweatpants.

Thats it for this week! Any questions/suggestions? Comment, and don’t forget to subscribe. Remember to check back here every Saturday, thats when I put up new posts.

-Alison

 

 

 

 

November 5, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Built Lunchboxes, must have for 2011

“The Environmental Protection Agency estimated 3,960,000 tons of plastic bags, sack and wraps were produced in 2008. Of those, 3,570,000 tons (90%) were discarded.” – http://www.suite101.com/

Are you one of the people who contributes to the 3,960,000 tons of plastic bags, sack and wraps produced in 2008? Even worse, are you one of the 90% that discard the bags? Stop being a statistic, and  buy a Built lunchbox.

About

Built lunch boxes, are eco-friendly, and come in a variety of colors. They are made of the soft, spongy material that scuba-divers wear. Built ny also sells gadget cases, laptop cases, and a large variety of food cases (lunch, shopping bags, wine bottle cases, etc). Each lunch box costs, $22.00-$25.oo. That may seem expensive, but it is defiantly worth it!

“BUILT designs iconic neoprene totes that make everyday life more enjoyable. Our roots in the tradition of American industrial design guide us in the belief that form is as important as function, and color is the glue that binds them together. Drawing inspiration from the city that never sleeps, we apply color and pattern to lunch totes, laptop sleeves, bottle totes, and more. Whether you’re eating, working, or playing—we’ve got you covered.” –builtny.com

Features

Not only are built lunch boxes cute, and in, but they perform the following features:

  • Insulates up to four hours (time varies depending on external temperatures)
  • Tested for lead safety—no vinyl or PVC used
  • Made from neoprene (the wetsuit material)
  • Zip closure
  • Machine wash cold, drip dry
  • Soft-grip handles
  • Stores flat
  • Stain resistant

Link to builtny.com

December 4, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Winter Must Haves!

Here are winter items to wear/use whether you’re out caroling, or sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate!

 

1. A fleece jacket, they keep you warm on the slopes, or during school! They can be pricey but you can also find them at target for reasonable amount of money! I have a northface fleece, their warm and cozy, and was totally worth the money!

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/ca_ecom/en/gear/girls-jackets-vests

 

 

2. A winter hat! Nothing’s worse than having cold ears in the winter! You can buy super cute hats almost anywhere, I’ve had my eye on one from abercrombie shown above, it is $25.00, but looks totally worth it!

http://www.abercrombiekids.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10101&catalogId=10851&productId=708261&langId=-1&categoryId=12176

3. UGGS! You can find information about uggs here. They are super cozy, and can look classy, but also cozy! Let’s face it, who wants cold feet?

4. Pomegranate Burt’s Bee’s Chapstick. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Not only does it hydrate your lips, but it smells amazing! Be warned, it gives you lips a slight pink/red tint! However, it smells great, all you friends will be jealous! To find out more click here!

5. Clear nail polish. Lets face it, summer is over and it’s time to drift away from those hot pinks to clear, crisp, and fresh colors! Be a step ahead of everyone else, and go buy some at you local drug store today! Typically, they aren’t expensive, about $2.50-$6.00.

 

Thanks for reading, I’ll try to have a new post 1-3 times a week if not more! Comment with any questions, and let me know if you have any ideas for future posts!

-Fashion Avenue

November 30, 2010. Uncategorized. 6 comments.

Silly Bandz!

Have you ever been really board in the car, at home, or anywhere? Well there is your solution! Silly Bandz! They are basically little rubber bands shaped in different shapes, like animals, shoes, food, and more! They are the newest rage for kids and teens, ages 6-18.

However, they have been banned in several states in the U.S, like New York, California, Texas, Florida, and now Massachusetts. The ban is only in schools, so you can still bay them, but only play with them at home. For a 24 pack they are $6.00, and for a 12 back they are $3.00. Look out for local deals though!

June 9, 2010. Uncategorized. 9 comments.

Fashion Scrapbooking

What your Scrapbook may look like!

It’s a lazy Friday night, you are looking through the latest issue of Teen Vogue and then, there it is, the best, most amazing, and prettiest shoes ever! You spend the next ten minutes gazing at the magazine, practically drooling, you remember them and promise that you will buy them next Friday, when shopping with your BFF, Lacey.

Suddenly it’s Friday, and you are at Dannie’s Shoe Store, with Lacey. Then, something tragic happens you forgot what the best shoes  look like! You start looking around, hoping when you see it, it’ll pop up. You buy a pair, and you go  home to only to find they were the wrong ones. Great, you have spent $100.00 on a pair of shoes that weren’t ‘ the one’.

Thats where fashion scrap booking comes in handy, my friends. You see the best pair of shoes ever, cut it out and there, presto, you wont loose them again! Heres who to fashion scrap-book.

Step 1: Go to any office supply store, and get a scrap-book, it should be fairly large with blank pages, maybe little design, but not covered.

Step 2: Get supplies! Pretty markers, stickers, glue, scissors, anything! Let your mind go wild!

Step 3: Go through every issue of Teen Vogue that you have, or really any magazine, snip out any cool article of clothing, cosmetic, or lip gloss that you adore! Glue it in the scrap-book, and finally, the next time you go to Dannie’s Shoe store, just grab your scrap-book, and run out the door!

May 28, 2010. Uncategorized. 11 comments.

Lip Smackers, a New Natural Line!

This past year, the first four natural Lip Smackers was invented! The four flavors are: Pink Guava, Honeydew Melon, Acai Berry, and Vanilla Bean. They are made with pure fruit essence, olive oil, beeswax, vitamin E, and aloe. Each chapstick is about $2.25. Lip Smackers are made by Bonne Bell. The first flavor created was strawberry, Lip Smackers comes in flavors such as fruits, candies, or soft drinks. Some kinds are tinted, while others are frosted or glittery. Bonne Bell also makes special seasonal assortments for holidays, such as Christmas. Bonne Bell has expanded their line to include nail polish and hair products as well.

May 22, 2010. cosmetics. 7 comments.

Amy Astley, Editor in Cheif of Teen Vogue

When you grow up in a small town, and have no degree in fashion, how can you be an editor of one of the world’s leading fashion magazines for teens? Possible? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. In this report I will be writing about an amazing person, Amy Astley who defied all these odds.

How could a small town girl be the Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue? Amy Taran Astley was born on 06/05/67 (that makes her 42 years old) Despite what you think, she wasn’t always into ‘fashion’. When she was a teenager she was more into style than anything else! After graduating from Michigan State University; Astley joined Vogue in 1993 and later became a Beauty Director.  She also wrote for Teen Vogue magazine.  Astley was also the editor of Teen Vogue’s four test issues, which were published from 2000 – 2002. Prior to Vogue, Astley was an Associate Editor at HG for four years. Her big break was when she was named to edit the new magazine in June 2002 by Anna Wintour Editor in Chief Vogue and Editorial Direction of Teen Vogue. Astley of  was promoted to the job of Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue!

You must be thinking, “Wow, it didn’t take Amy too long to become Editor in Chief, right?” Wrong. It took Amy just under 10 years to become Editor in Chief. Do you think you would stick with fashion for ten years? One thing that shocks me about Amy Astley is that she has no degree in fashion at all! She only has a B.A. in English Literature from the Honors College of Michigan State University.

Amy always wanted Teen Vogue to be a magazine for teen girls who loved fashion, and a way for them to express themselves! She didn’t want a typical teen magazine, filled with embarrassing moments, boy quizzes, and Disney stars. The first issues of Teen Vogue were published February and March 2003. The first celebrity on the magazine was Gwen Stefani, although, the covers can be celebrities, models, or famous designers.

Currently, Amy lives in New York City with her husband and two children. All four of them live in Manhattan. She attends many fashion shows, she is very busy with Teen Vogue, and publishes an issue a month. She begins the day at 6am, and reads several newspapers and magazines. She arrives at the office at 9am; she meets with designers, and photographers. She also spends a considerable amount of time organizing the magazine, and writing articles. Sometimes she has lunch with a designer, and for her afternoons, she goes out to the market to look at clothes in showrooms. Her afternoons normally consist of the same things she does in the morning. In the evening she attends ceremonies, product launches, cocktail parties, art openings, and sometimes she goes to the theater.

I guess I’ve learned, no matter where you live, what your dreams are, and what you study, you can always fulfill your life long dream.

-FashionAvenue

May 4, 2010. People. 6 comments.

Bows

Bows are super cute, for any occasion! You can dress them up, or down! Almost every store has them, I recommend:

http://shop.bowstotoesbowtique.com/Kurly-Kate-Hair-Bows_c98.htm they range from $2.00-$10.00! You can make you own by getting a hair clip, glue, ribbon, string, or thinner ribbon and wax paper. Tie the ribbon in any fancy bow you like, get glue, and glue it to the hair clip. Put a piece of was paper between the hair clip so it doesn’t stick together when glued! If you want more help, check out this video on Bow making!

May 3, 2010. accessories. 2 comments.

Burt’s Bees

Burts Bees started off with just making beeswax lip balm, and now the are making hundreds of natural lotions, lip balms, and more! In this next post I will share my favorite Burt’s Bee’s products!

1. Their Lip Shimmer is amazing, it is almost like Lip Balm, but it adds a bit of color to your lips. So, if you mom doesn’t let you wear lipstick, and you really want to, tell her about Burt’s Bee’s lip shimmer! They come in 13 different colors, you can find them at http://www.burtsbees.com! -$5.00.

2. Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, wow, not only does this smell amazing, but leaving you face fresh, and smelling great! You can find it at http://www.burtsbees.com!- $8.00

3. Beeswax Lip Balm, this is a classic! It makes your lips feel fresh and cool! This is a must have! You can find this at http://www.burtsbees.com!-$$3.00

4. Peppermint Foot Lotion, this will moisturize you feet and leave them fresh! This product is great for athletes, because after a soccer game, race, etc it will leave you sweaty feet fresh and cool! http://www.burtbees.com!-$9.00

5. Beeswax and Banana Hand Creme, this thick, natural smelling hand creme with leave your hands soft all day! I totally recommend this! http://www.burtsbees.com-$9.00.

Okay, thats it for now:) If you have and other reccomendations just comment below:)

-Fashion Avenue!


May 2, 2010. Uncategorized. 5 comments.

Flip Flops!

Yay, flip-flops, the ultimate summer shoe! This is a must have shoes for the upcoming month! You can find them at many clothes and shoe stores. However, I do have some recommendations:)

1. J.Crew  has lovely flip flops! They have sizes 6-12, with a soft base and pretty bands there is no way you could go wrong. Prices are about $20.00-$30.00 depending what kind you get. I just got a pair, and I can’t stop wearing them! Put them in the sun for 10 minutes, and when you step into them it feels amazing!

2. Old Navy, has ever color known to man, they also have a few pretty designs! They are not always comfortable, but they go great with any outfit. I have 2 pairs, and my white ones go with every outfit! Now, you can buy 2 pairs for $5.00

3. North face, I have had them for about a year now, and let me tell you, they are indestructible. I have been hiking in they several times, they are awesome water shoes, they have survived an attack from my 1-year-old labrador, and have lasted a night in the snow! They are amazingly comfortable, and I couldn’t live without them! The only downside it that they don’t have a wide selection of colors. About $20.00.

Overall Ratings! (1 being the worst 5 being the best)

North Face: 4

J.Crew: 3 1/2

Old Navy 3 1/2

Well there you have it:) Have fun Flip-Flop shopping, and if you have any other great stores comment bellow!

J.Crew Old Navy North Face

April 27, 2010. Uncategorized. 7 comments.

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