A Few of My Favorite Women’s Blogs

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I could spend hours and hours browsing blogs online, whether they’re about fashion, travel, beauty, fitness, food… I could read them all. When I was young, I used to have stacks of magazines all over my room. My mom used to make me throw out the old ones on a regular basis so the shelf I had them on wouldn’t collapse. Yeah, that’s how many magazines I had.

Today, I still buy magazines, but I find that reading a blog, that is uploaded daily and sometimes even multiple times a day, can be just as fun.

I have a few blogs that I actively look forward to their daily updating. Here’s my list…

1. cupcakesandcashmere.com – This blog is my absolute favorite, my number 1. I even bought the book the blogger, Emily Schuman, wrote a few months ago and love that too.  She posts about fashion, entertaining, food and beauty and I love every second of it. For anyone who likes anything girly, this blog is for you.

 

2. theglitterguide.com – Well, I guess this one is pretty girly too (it is named the glitter guide).  It is updated multiple times a day which makes it feel even more like a magazine and encompasses posts on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, shopping and trends.  Their instagram is pretty awesome too.

3. refinery29.com – This blog is pretty similar to theglitterguide in the sense that it is updated multiple times a day.  Refinery 29 discusses fashion, beauty, entertainment, etc. but also discusses media news, like who is gracing the cover of Vanity Fair.

Those are my three go-to blogs for all things girly. I live for their updates each morning.

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Etsy Finds

As I’ve said before, I love Etsy. I love that browsing the website feels like sorting through your favorite one-of-a-kind shop downtown. I love that, unlike most of my favorite websites to browse, I can actually afford most of the things on the site.

Here’s my current Etsy wishlist…

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Etsy seriously has everything I need. A few Etsy touches to my apartment and wardrobe is just what I’m looking for.

5 Trends My Boyfriend Doesn’t Like

The other day, I walked into my boyfriend’s house in my I-need-to-do-laundry work outfit. He looked at me and said, “you look like someone in the future who is trying to dress really cool but missing the mark.”

Wow. Okay. I guess I’m never wearing my (workout) leggings to work again. But maybe that’s a good thing.

I then started asking him things he likes and doesn’t like that I, and other women, wear.

Here’s what he said…

1. Wedges

2. Jeggings

“I don’t get it, just wear jeans!”

3. Rompers

4. Capris

 

5. Big Belts

 

I don’t agree with him on wedges, I’ve seen some BEAUTIFUL wedges and I’ve seen some cute rompers. But, basically the rest of this list I agree with.

 

Lauren Conrad

 

I’m kind of a Lauren Conrad fangirl. I watched every episode of Laguna Beach and then The Hills, and ever since her departure from The Hills I have followed her fashion endeavors, her beauty endeavors and her blog.

Since her reality television career ended, she has established two successful clothing lines. The first, LC Lauren Conrad, features reasonably priced clothing, shoes and accessories at Kohls stores nationwide. Her other line, Paper Crown, features more expensive, whimsical pieces.

As much as I wish I did, I don’t own any Paper Crown items, but I do own a few things from her LC Lauren Conrad line.

Here are  a few of my favorites from the most recent collections from Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad.

 

I love the bow detail on this skirt. Plus, the skirt is perfect for a day at the office.

Paper Crown

LC Lauren Conrad

Love this unique take on a sweater dress!

LC Lauren Conrad

Paper Crown

Simple and relaxed.

Paper Crown

This one isn’t available yet, but will be available in time to be the perfect New Year’s dress.

LC Lauren Conrad

Wedding Fashion

I have been invited to my first wedding! I’ve been to weddings in the past, but those were all family or family friend’s weddings. For the first time, I will be attending my friend’s wedding. I’m so excited!

The wedding isn’t until June, which means it will be an early summer wedding (perfect dress weather). I probably won’t actually get a dress for the wedding until May, but I’m excited to think about the possibilities. I don’t really know guest-of-wedding-dress-etiquette, but I figure as long as I stay away from anything white or too short, I should be good.

Any excuse to buy a new dress is good for me, and I don’t get to go to events that require new dresses too often, so this will be a nice change.

Nordstrom

Anthropologie

A little wintry, but I still like it…

H&M

Perfect with a pair of gold peep-toe heels and a pair of statement earrings…

J.Crew

Guests should never wear white, I know. But this dress isn’t quite white….

Nasty Gal

Classic Items That I Should Have in my Wardrobe

Every time I see certain items, I wish I had them in my wardrobe. I don’t know why I haven’t just purchased these items yet, but I haven’t.
This past weekend, I did indulge in one item I have been eyeing up for months… bright jeans. I bought a pair (in brilliant cobalt) from the J.Crew outlet.
My list of clothing that I want is never-ending, but if I had to pick a few items for the top of my list…
Fall Wish List

Fitted Chambray Buttondown
anthropologie.com

Cupcakes and Cashmere

This weekend I went on a bit of a spending spree. I bought new clothes, pumpkin beer, lunch and lastly, Cupcakes and Cashmere by blogger, Emily Schuman. Here’s her blog — cakesandcashmere.com, it’s awesome.

The book is broken down into seasons, starting with Spring, with recipes, style advice, party planning tips, home decorating and beauty tips for each season. I started with the Fall chapter since Saturday marked the beginning of the season.

I’m only one chapter in so far, but I’m loving every page of it. It’s tempting and inspiring me to throw a Halloween party and make my apartment a little homier for the colder months (and the future).

I 100% recommend this book. Even once I finish it, I’m excited to look back for party tips and delicious and classic recipes, like Bloody Mary’s and chocolate chip cookies.

Caught In The Rain

In my opinion, there are few things worse than getting caught in the rain in a city. Between public transportation and cars splashing water at you, it’s no fun.

This post is inspired by my frizzy hair and damp clothes after my commute home today. Thank you, rain.

Even though it may be dreary outside, there is plenty of cheery rain apparel available.

 

Kate Spade

Target

Lulu Guinness

Nordstrom

Old Navy

Target

It may be too much to combine a bright, patterned umbrella AND a pair of bright, patterned rain boots, but worn separately, hopefully it’ll give your rainy day some sunshine.

My Favorite Fall Trend

Sweater weather means the beginning of one of my favorite trends; shorts, tights and boots. For the longest time, I was afraid to try to this trend, but as I liked it more and more, I figured it was time to give it a try.

My go to combination is a pair of denim shorts, black textured tights and black riding boots. I then throw on one of my casual sweaters or long sleeve shirts.

One of the best things about this trend is that you can wear a pair of denim shorts for a more casual look or a pair of tweed shorts for a dressier look. Depending on what you pair your shorts with, your outfit can be appropriate for anything from brunch to a night out to a day at the office (well, if you work in a casual environment).

The shorts and tights look doesn’t end at boots either, try it with a pair of leather oxfords or a pair of plain flats.

Pants are still worn in the summer, so why can’t shorts still be worn in the winter?

Hello, Fall!

I have been informed (by numerous people) that my favorite drink is back at Starbucks, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. To me, this truly symbolizes the beginning of fall. I love summer, but there’s something exciting about breaking out my favorite cardigans and boots and welcoming the cooler temperatures. This fall, I’m excited to expand my cooler temperature wardrobe with some of these pieces:

Tobi – Black Hearts Blouse

Perfect with a pair of black tights.

Beth Bowley Zig Zag Skirt

I desperately need/want a pair of black jeans.

Gap

Gap

Nasty Gal

You can never have too many cardigans.

J.Crew

Fall fashion is my favorite fashion. Not only can I wear all of my favorite summer dresses with cardigans, tights and boots, but I can break out my moccasins, fall jackets and chunky scarves while sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte.