New Year’s Eve 2014

New Year's Eve 2013 graphicHappy New Year’s Eve! I am so excited to ring in the new year at Union Transfer this evening for the Making Time New Year’s Eve 2K13(14) show. This year, I’m attempting to try something new (forgive me sequins) a little black dress with mesh cut outs for the big night out. I’m pairing my dress with little black booties, my Swarovski spiral ring and H&M chandelier earrings. I scored a pair of American Apparel sparkle tights over the weekend (buy 2, get 1 half off!) that way I can keep up my sparkly tradition.

Whatever you do tonight, I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve ringing in 2014!

Procrastinators Unite! Last Minute SALES to Save the Holiday!

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Ah, only two days before Christmas and the last minute holiday shopping has commenced for procrastinators. [Did you see this great article from Refinery 29 about this very topic?]

Luckily, since I work at a mall, I know all of the great sales that are going on NOW and I plan on hiding my credit card from myself so I don’t buy myself a treat or five. Take a look at the sales below and pick up any last minute gift items for your loved ones or yourself. (If you do shop for yourself, I’ll never tell.)

ASOS: The Crazy Ass Holiday Sale is still going on now. Get up to 50% off winters warmest apparel.

I want [this and this]

J. Crew: Get 40% off your purchase when you shop online and 30% off your purchase when you shop in-store. Use Code – GIFTNOW

Gimmie [this, this and this]

LOFT: 40% off the entire store (YAY) Shop online use code: GIFTS

Dear Santa – please for [this and this]

H&M: Shop in-store and get BOGO 50% off everything OR Buy 2, get 1 FREE on Sale

(No items picked because I’m currently running to 16th and Chestnut to buy, buy buy)

Forever 21: 500+ items were just added that are $5 and below. ACCESSORIES GALORE!

Urban Outfitters: Shop Online, Spend $50 and get it by Christmas Eve. (Shop by 1PM though!)

Now that I have over sensitized your shopping needs, tell me where are you going?!

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Fashion Steals and Deals in 2013

One evening, I was graced with an email in my inbox that made me drop everything that I was working on. Sitting there, unread, was an email from Anya Sarre. As a new style blogger, I was ecstatic to see that Anya had found Stylewallflower and asked me if she could write a guest post. I could not have typed “Yes, please!” any faster and hit send.

Anya is someone to look up to for anyone guy or gal who want to become stylist. She  is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

For your reading pleasure, Anya has given some tricks of the trade for finding fashion and getting the bang for your buck.

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When trying to stay up with the latest trends in a bad economy, it can be difficult to stay within your budget and still look like you just stepped off the runway. It’s important to remember that you can still look like you’re keeping up with the latest styles without breaking the bank.

For go-to jewelry that is trendy, yet affordable, opt for online websites like H&M or Forever21. You can easily compare prices and see what items are most popular, while also reading reviews of previous buyers of a particular item. Look for chunky gold necklaces, flashy rings, and leather bracelets for 2013 in particular.

Whenever I’m on a tight budget, but want to look like a fashionista when I hit the town, I always go to for affordable makeup to get my glam on. I make sure to get false eyelashes so they enhance my features and pick out a lip color will pop — try bright red and pink hues. Popular make-up that is more expensive often uses the same ingredients like the cheaper brands; so don’t feel like you’re using a product that isn’t as good. You will still look beautiful, just paying a lower price for what you buy.

If you want to dress up your wardrobe with cute stilettos and heels, then hit up websites like that offer designer looking shoes for half the cost at websites like ShoeDazzle. The website even offers free shipping and free exchanges if you change your mind!

One of my personal favorite celeb stylists is the every beautiful Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen. They offer the most trendy fabrics and styles in their clothing, and on their website, StyleMint, I can purchase all of their latest high-waisted pants, sheer blouses, and loose tees at a fraction of the cost that they normally charge. This is a great way to look for some of the latest fashion trends right off the red carpet at an affordable price. Some of my personal favorites to purchase from StyleMint include pants that I can roll up and pair with cute black heels and a casual blazer to top it off.

When looking for steals this year to bring out your inner fashionista, follow trends that include bold patterns, bright colors, and strong prints. 2013 is a year for taking chances with your wardrobe, so why not do it at an affordable price?

My Weekend at TEEN VOGUE Fashion University

One of my dear friends and more daring fashionista friends, Kelly Reid, is the first guest blogger for Style Wallflower. She was able to attend the seventh annual TEEN VOGUE Fashion University and kindly wrote a recap of her weekend.

My name is Kelly, I am a student Temple University, studying advertising account management. I spent the summer before senior year of college interning at TEEN VOGUE, where I was immersed into the fashion industry. After preparing for Fashion University ever since then, I had the opportunity last weekend to work it.

The weekend started with a kick off party on Friday night at H&M with a DJ, live band, and a %25 off shopping discount for all of the girls. The event was closed for Fashion U students only. I worked the DIY bracelet table at the event, where students could make their very own stud bracelets after a minimum purchase of $45. This was not hard for them to accomplish at all!

Saturday, October 20th was the day of TEEN VOGUE’S seventh annual Fashion University where more than 500 accepted fashionistas arrived with enormous smiles on their faces. Here, they discovered the in’s and out’s of the fashion industry during seminars hosted by many famous designers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs. Some of the few guests included: Grace Coddington, Bryan Boy, Erin Fetherston, Amy Astley, and Phillip Lim

Finally, Saturday night consisted of another event at Top Shop in SoHo. I was lucky enough to work the photo booth at the front door. Girls were once again given a discout and we had many fun promotions going on such as a make over station and free make up just for tweeting. 

Take a “Ride” on Del Rey Blvd.

Today’s post will go along with one of my favorite searches on Twitter, Music Monday. I am not afraid to admit that I do enjoy Lana Del Rey and her “Born to Die” album. I jumped and clicked my heels for joy when the “National Anthem” music video came out with Del Rey rocking a Jackie O wardrobe.

This Fall, I listened to her cover of “Blue Velvet” for her H&M campaign and patiently waited for the line to grace the closest store to my house.

 

Now, Del Rey has done it again with her liberated and artsy video for her new single “Ride”. I thoroughly enjoy all of the dawning in red, white, but and using the American flag as a staple accessory. Here are a few of my favorite stills from the video:

Work that fierce set of 1980’s Jersey girl hair! To see a full article on Del Rey’s video, check out [Pitchfork]. To see the video for “Ride” click [here]