Important Update! Warning: This Contains a Lot of Rambling, and Teen (?!?!) Angst

Right now I’m sitting in my closet, on the floor, half in tears, because I can not figure out what to wear, or what to write, and that is LITERALLY the most stressful thing in the world for a TECHNICALLY-NOT-A-TEENAGER with a blog.  Oh, and guess what else?!?!  To add to all that, IT’S ALL MY FAULT! Continue reading

School is Fun… When It’s Over OOTD

Chere Readers,

Hello!  I had two OOTDs for you today.  And no, I do not wear more than one outfit a day.  I simply couldn’t get my ‘photographer’ to take my picture before her bedtime yesterday.  But then my other ‘photographer’ didn’t feel like taking a picture of what I wore yesterday again.  So maybe tomorrow!  Just a sneak peek into my personal life.  But anyways…. My outfit.

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I’m ready for summer to come!  (Who isn’t)?  So I went down to my basement, and dug out a crop top I happened to have, to create this OOTD.  I plan to do more summer-turned-winter outfits, so definitely look out for that.  Anyways, this crop top says School is Fun on one side, and When it’s Over on the back.  It’s a summer shirt, so of course, I had to add my infamous pink sweater.  I added a plain black tank top underneath, and some normal skinny jeans.  It happened!  I wore the Converse I just got!  To accessorize I threw on my Topshop necklace (which I don’t know how to explain), some old silver bangles, a DIY bracelet, and some pink guitar earrings I bought when I was about 8 or 9 with my saved up allowance from H&M???   I was eight, give me a break;)

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

Oscars 2014: The Great

Chere Readers,

While I don’t enjoy actually watching the Oscars, they’re quite boring, (yes I know I’m weird), I do like looking at pictures of the fashion afterwards.  And it is truly fun to look at celebrities and judge their outfits. Even my 6 and 7 year old sisters enjoy laughing at the stars wearing ridiculous outfits.  But because I now realize how much criticizing people and their fashion choices can do to people(thanks to the great place known as middle school), I will not be doing the bad.

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Emma Watson:

Emma Watson always looks great in what she is wearing.  Today is no exception.  She is an obvious MMGF (Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion) reader;) as she added a pop of color to a dark outfit.  I quote myself from the post:

A lady shall always add a bright pop of color to an otherwise monochrome outfit.  While any color works, I highly believe red is the best suitable hue for any lady with a level of sophistication and class.

And who couldn’t love this dress, while not adventurous or daring, it’s certainly stylish.  But I might be a bit biased, I’m quite the Harry Potter fan!

 Jennifer Garner:

I love the little flapper dress tribute.  The layered fringe, seem like thin strand of sequins.  Quite pretty in my opinion.  But a splash of color would have been great too.  (I couldn’t help myself).

Sandra Bullock:

I really enjoy some well done draping.  It adds detail, it’s gorgeous, and for some reason it seems like it brings a good dress to a great dress.  I guess that’s true, because imagining this dress without the draping seems like a school dance thing, not Oscar ready at all.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

 

My Personal Shopper Skills (Naf Naf)

Chere Readers,

I’m all for collaborative and guest posts.  So of course, I’d love to do my first collaborative post as a little present for you guys on behalf of my blog’s belated half birthday.  Cue Morgan Etoile, a loyal follower, and commenter on my blog.

We have decided to try out our personal shopper skills for this little feature.  I will be styling an outfit for Morgan Etoile, using the French boutique Naf Naf.  You can see Morgan Etoile’s outfit for me here.  Be sure to take to a look at it, then finish reading this post.

I present to you my outfit for Morgan Etoile. Drum roll please…

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I went for a very dainty, girly type look here.  I picked a lace dress, which is in a gorgeous creamy white color, because I know Morgan Etoile liked the lace of one dress on her blog.  Every shoe she seems to pick is heeled ankle boot.  And personally, with the black shoes there needed to be some sort of black on the dress for me.  So I’d pair the black bow belt, where that strip of white is on the dress.  Lastly, the pop of color a small pink bag!

How are my personal shopper skills?  If you’d like to do a collaborative post with me or a guest post, leave something about it in the comments.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

Are UGGs UGGly?

Chere Readers,

At my school I’ve observed some trends.  There are some pretty basic ones, like Justice yoga pants, and then there are the backpacks.  And when I say backpacks I don’t mean the organizational ones with pockets, and zippers, and sleeves to hold pencils and pens.  No I mean the ones with the big flap on the top and a buckle.  I’ll admit, some are stylish.  Yet they’re not exactly functional for school.

And the UGGs.  Don’t get me started on the UGGs.  The original brown and black boots are fine.   But when you start adding sequins, and tie-dye, and multiple colors, that’s when it gets crazy.  I don’t mean to sound snobbish, but wearing the same type of outfit every day is quite boring.  And plain.

So there are these backpacks:

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The Grammy Awards 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Great

Chere Readers,

While I don’t enjoy actually watching the Grammy Awards, they’re quite boring, (yes I know I’m weird), I do like looking at pictures of the fashion afterwards.  And it is truly fun to look at celebrities and judge their outfits. Even my 6 and 7 year old sisters enjoy laughing at the stars wearing ridiculous outfits.

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Katy Perry:

Katy Perry has her crazy moments in terms of fashion.  But sometimes she actually finds a way to wear something normal, like in this case.  But anyhow, I really love how classy this outfit is.  She looks like a princess.  The white silhouette is truly simple, but the music notes make it truly Katy Perry.  Her natural makeup with dramatic hair balances it all out.  I give it a 9/10

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Loving Her Look OOTD: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Chere Readers,

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  Well in this case. that’s true.

My mother is very stylish, always using the pictures from her magazines to create looks I envy.  So it’s only natural I love fashion…. And well, I’m pretty stylish myself.

So finally, I realized if I wasn’t wearing my best pieces of work, why not photograph her outfits?  I don’t know why I didn’t realize this sooner.  She always wears chic things when we go out.  So you might be able to look forward to more from my mom( if she doesn’t get tired of me taking her picture.)

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Bargain Bin

Chere Readers,

As promised I have started a collection of posts called The Bargain Bin.  I quote myself from an earlier post, “And I came up with a marvelous idea today, one quite fun, and helpful to you. The Bargain Bin. Basically I go on some of my favorite stores’ websites, and comb through their most magnificent sale pieces, tossing them into the bargain bin. Well, a virtual bargain bin anyway. And yes, the Lauren Conrad series will continue. It will be up tomorrow or Saturday. So look forward to that, because you know you all fancy it.”  So here it is:

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I am taking a liking to these shiny glamorous skinny jeans.  This one bold piece makes the whole outfit seems so put together.

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Skater skirts are always great.  But when you add floral prints to them it gets amazing.  Glamorous.  Divine.  Should I go on?

Kate Spade

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This is a classic nerdy skirt.  I can picture the sweater and nerdy glasses.  And of course, you must have ballet flats.

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It’s polka dot.  It’s pink.  It’s Kate Spade.  You know me.  Is there much more to say?

Forever 21

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I’m addicted to high waisted shorts.  It’s once of my favorite trends from last year.  And I’m quite fond of vertically striped bottoms.

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I really like this tight fitted knit sweater skirt.  I can’t explain why.  I’d  sound ridiculous if I tried.  Just take my word for it, I’m adoring this.

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I’m quite a fan of floral prints. And when you put them on skirts, I guess my fangirling gets a little out of hand. It’s been happening a lot lately since I’ve started this blog.

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I’m a fan of moto jackets.  They’re not necessarily girly.  But I don’t always dress like that.  I have many different styles of clothing.  The neutral colors, fabrics, and cut makes it to die for.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Jackets and Bowler Hats

Chere Readers,

I’ve had my eye on varsity jackets ever since they became popular.  Yet I have never actually bought or received one, so it’s on my wish list.  But bowler hats have also caught my eye.  While not the biggest trend out there, they certainly are rising to fame.

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There’s not much to say about this OOTD.  It’s super fun and stylish.  And I couldn’t help but noticing she looks totally high class.

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Bowler hats are often used as a vintage accessory piece, but in this case they’re nerdy chic.  Also, I love the bright color.  Most bowler hats are black.  But this bright red is casual and fun.

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While I will forever be a girly girl, sometimes it’s better to take a break from pinks.  I was hoping for a pink leather varsity jacket from Forever 21.  But this is equally as cute. And black goes with everything!

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While this is not a lettered jacket it caught my eye because of the color.  While not too bright, it’s still a fun way to add color to an otherwise dark outfit.  Oh, and I’m a huge fan of leather skirts.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

 

OOTD: Nerdy Yet Chic

Chere Readers,
Long time no see. Well, actually, I did a post yesterday, it was quite fabulous in my opinion. And I came up with a marvelous idea today, one quite fun, and helpful to you. The Bargain Bin. Basically I go on some of my favorite stores’ websites, and comb through their most magnificent sale pieces, tossing them into the bargain bin. Well, a virtual bargain bin anyway. And yes, the Lauren Conrad series will continue. It will be up tomorrow or Saturday. So look forward to that, because you know you all fancy it.

But anyway, here is what I wore:

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It’s a white button down shirt with black bows, (like polka dots of course, which I am quite fanatic about).  Over top of this is a grey sweater with a pink heart.  Of course, I paired it with plain black tights, and my wedges, which I also have in maroon.  I also wore my favorite OBSESSED necklace, which people were quite obsessed with at school.

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“What does your necklace say?”

And “I love your necklace!”

And even, “I love your outfit, it’s so stylish.”  Oh, and that was from the cashier at Chipotle by the way.

Also, this probably doesn’t count, but I wore my big, black, nerdy glasses.  Which I happen to wear everyday, I’m practically blind without them.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

 

Whimsically Vintage

Chere Readers,

You may all be waiting for my divine Lessons from Lauren post. But don’t fret my darling readers, that is coming up soon. Perhaps even on this marvelous day! But I feel I shouldn’t disclose such desired information. I must keep you fancy people waiting, eager for more. It is my insurance you will come back.

But alas, all is not lost! I am here to share with you the best and latest information about the Pre-Fall 2014 shows. I’m planning to collect  my favorite looks from some collections. You know, since all looks were less than fabulous. I will do one post every day of the week. And perhaps even more than one a day. You will never know with the mysterious figure you know as Style Stalker, will you?

Let the obsession begin:

I adore anything with polka dots.  They’re one of the most divine prints ever created by any designer.  So of course I had to love this.  The silhouette seems so vintage and classy, which I sort of fancy.  And the shoes, oh the shoes, they’re so vintage and classic.  Can anybody find me a pair of these gorgeous shoes?

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I’m quite a sucker for varsity jackets. Just like combat boots(which I happened to just get) I love everything about them. So of course I was grinning at this whimsical new take on the already magnificent creation know as the varsity jacket. I love the colors, the detail, the sleeve material. Everything is just divine.

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There’s quite a lot of vintage obsession happening here. I just adore the Alice + Olivia collection because of this. And the polka dots. I think we’ve all established I love the more than fabulous invention of polka dots. I really love how small and big polka dots look together. And the shrug with the dress, the silhouette, it’s just so vintage.

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I adore the vintage, nerdy, with a splash of modern feel this while collection has. It’s so perfect. The splash of color with the alligator clutch was a good way to add some elegant “today trends,” to this otherwise old school piece. There’s oversized bow. And I love oversized bows. I truly hope they become more common focus points in the world of fashion.

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I love the ballerina like feel to this dress. The dark black beadwork and embellishment blending with the frilly frou frou. While such different styles, they seem quite coherent.
It’s just so beautiful and whimsical and fabulous.

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Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

Lessons from Lauren: Building Your Wardrobe

Chere Readers,

I found the Lauren Conrad book my mother happened to buy a long time ago and thought I should do something on my blog with it.  I wanted it to be fairly simple and easy, and last for at least a week.  So a series basically. I decided to sum up the tips taught in this book and post it here.

Disclaimer:  I take no credit for the lessons taught in this series.  All of these tips and tricks came from Lauren Conrad in Lauren Conrad Style.

Building Your Wardrobe Tips

  • All pieces in your wardrobe should be your own style
  • “Key Pieces” are the foundation of a good outfit
  • Your favorite 10 pieces in closet can determine your style

Key Pieces

Little Black Dress

  • Many variations to fit your style
  • Classy go-to
  • Dress it up or down

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Jeans

  • Dark wash is fancy
  • Many styles for body types

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Collared Button Down

  • Oversize at pool
  • Tailored Ones with jeans, skirts, and/or heels

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Skirt

  • Little fancy
  • Versatile
  • Flats and tee or blouse and heels

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Boots

  • Personal preference
  • Good for colder seasons

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White and Black Tops

  • Cotton, jersey, silk, chiffon
  • Holds looks together

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Black Heels

  • Sensible Height
  • Comfortable and practical

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Blazer

  • Layering
  • Polishes looks off
  • Daytime or night looks

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Coat

  • Looks stylish anytime anywhere
  • Bold Colors
  • Embellishments

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Lauren’s “Key Pieces”

  • Tee shirts
  • Black mini dress
  • Skinny jeans
  • Oversized sweaters
  • Black heels

Those are today’s lessons from Lauren.  Hope you enjoyed.  Up next, “Jeans and Tees.”

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker