Style Crush.

Alexa Chung, British model turned MTV television host, just topped Vogue's 2009 Best Dressed list, and I could not agree more! Chung is definitely my style crush this year; she has a clearly defined personal style that is chic and funky. Here are some of my favorite looks on the fashionista herself:
Come on, how cute is she?


DIY Cheetah Tote.

Very exciting news! I've been given the opportunity to use my blogging experience and creative juices to help with an awesome company- New York Design Shop. NYDS is the mecca for DIY (Do it Yourself) projects; they have detailed how to guides that show everyday fashionista's how to make runway trends using their products! Their site is not only helpful, but great for girls like me on a college student budget. Take a look at my first project; turning their custom NYDS canvas totes into a rockin' cheetah print bag using Sharpie markers: 
For more pictures and instructions, check out their site! 


A Very Fashionable Christmas.

Merry Xmas! Hope everyone had a great holiday! My day was wonderful; spent with friends and family and of course, with some fabulous presents under the tree. I didn't get the pink pony I had asked for (maybe next year), but I did get some great gifts! Take a peek at some of my fave's: 
Mint Candy Apple nail polish from Essie, can't wait to use!
This to die for book that is just so much fun to look at...
And quite possibly my favorite gift this holiday, this Urban Outfitters gold heart watch, love it!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday, I know I did! 


The Ugg Alternative.

I'm the first to admit there's nothing like getting snuggly on a cold winter day. I would know, I'm the snuggle queen. But let's be honest here, the Ugg is the winter version of the Croc. But it seems today that the Ugg invasion is  coming to a hault with all of the amazing different options of boots seen on the market today, both high end and affordable. I have three pairs of boots that I try and wear before I step foot into the wooly mammoth that is the Ugg boot. Ankle boots, studded rocker-chic boots, and leather riding boots are everywhere, so ladies, trade in your smelly furry Ugg's and get on the boot bandwagon....everyone's doing it. Here are my Ugg Alternatives:



After catching up on some CocoPerez, I came across a post about the Olsen twins coming out with a line for JC Penney and immediately checked their site. I've gotta say, I'm impressed; everything is really inexpensive but is still playful and trendy. Might have to check it out when I do some Christmas shopping this week. Check out some pieces from their line, called Olsenboye:


Let the Countdown Begin.

Lookin' fab as always, not too sure if I love this poster, a little futuristic for me...can't wait for Sex and the City 2 though! 


Snow Day!

Today we had our first snow day and I'm celebrating full on with some cozy pj's and the new January issue of Marie Claire, with the talented Natalie Portman on the cover. I'm not usually a Marie Claire fan, but when I flipped through her spread I had to get it; she looks flawless. Not to mention she's a Hollywood starlet in her 20's who hasn't been to rehab or graced the cover of Star Magazine with a panty-less limo shot. Refreshing, right? Take a peek at some of the photographs featured in the January issue: 


All about the shoulders.

After many hours of procrastinating finals work with online holiday shopping, I've picked up on a fun new trend- shoulder pads. You're probably thinking Working Girl, very 80's, no way in hell you're going to rock that, but I actually think I kind of like it. Why not accentuate the shoulders? If you got em' flaunt em', right? Here are some of my favorite sexy shoulder looks: 

(Top: Red and White striped shirt, $15.80, Forever 21, Middle: Scoop neck tunic, $38, Urban Outiftters,  Bottom: Shoulders tunic, $38, Urban Outfitters)

What are your thoughts on the new trend? 


Gettin' Crafty.

This past week, my sister and I spent our Thanksgiving evening at Michael's, the crafting mecca...cause what says Thanksgiving like a little DIY project! We bought plain canvas tote bags, some stencils and a few Sharpie's to create individualized bags; an idea we both came across on the blog, P.S. I made this. I customized mine with an "M" patch that was just simply ironed on, and created the pink stripes using a sharpie and some tape.The sharpie fumes have subsided and I can finally enjoy my new tote, wouldn't these make great party favors? Check out the before and after below, and if you like what you see be sure to check out my sisters' final product!