Grammys: Speechless.

Normally I write about fashions happening around my college campus, or pieces that you can wear that are cute/different. In this post, however, I’m dedicating it to the fashions of the Grammys 2012.  The Grammys are the only awards show that I typically enjoy to watch because I love music and to watch the performances.  There were a few cute ones that I kind of adored, but there were so many things that made me take a second glance.  Let’s take a look at a few:

The guys mostly looked very nice, except Rick Ross who went a little bit too casual for the Grammys.  Blake Shelton, the Kings of Leon & Drake were my favorites of the night.  I thought that they all looked very handsome and well dressed.  The women of the night either looked really looked, or you had to take a second glance at their outfits.  From Fergie’s see through orange gown, to the guns on the dress of Sasha Gradiva to the yellow pieces of fabric that hung off of Bonnie Mckees dress, to Nicki Minaj and her fake Pope as an accessory. Some of the outfits made me think “what the hell?”  But… not all were bad, I saw a lot that I liked.  Rihanna stood out from the crowd, I thought that she looked so beautiful.  She wore a simple black dress, but just looked awesome!! Which one is your favorite?
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What kind of sunglasses do you like?

It’s starting to get nice out again, and the sun has been shining a little bit more.  Driving out to school, it can be a pain in the behind.  So I figured I would dedicate this blog to the new styles of sunglasses coming out in 2012.  Some are already for the fall, but you can still find pairs that are still the same kind of style.

Black Sunglasses

Black Sunglasses

These sunglasses could be worn on just about everyone. The angle that on the top of the glasses, and how far the bottoms come down make it so that just about any face shape could wear them.

Polka Dot Sunglasses

Polka Dot Sunglasses

I really like these sunglasses. They are super different, and I also like the polka-dots. They remind me of something that would have been worn in the 1950’s.

Round Green Sunglasses

Round Green Sunglasses

These sunglasses are also pretty different. I read to be on the outlook for round sunglasses for the spring because they are going to be very hot in the fashion.

Glitter Sunglasses

Glitter Sunglasses

These sunglasses are very cute. I like glittery things, and these hit the mark. I also saw a lot of sunglasses with skinny, wire ear parts.

Spring 2012 Brown Angular Sunglasses

Spring 2012 Brown Angular Sunglasses

These brown angular sunglasses came off of the runway for spring 2012 fashion shows.  They have a robot look to them, but they are cute none the less.

2012 Blue Wide-Eyed Sunglasses

2012 Blue Wide-Eyed Sunglasses

I loved these sunglasses because they are my absolute favorite color! They are royal blue, and would look good on many different kinds of face shapes.

Cool Trend: Clothes with Skulls

Skulls have been a trend that have been around for a very long time.  People that mostly only wore them, however, were punk, grunge, gothic, ect.  Times are changing though! Skulls in fashion right now are a very hot trend.  You see them every where! Walking around campus you can see a lot of different ways that people are wearing them, also. There are a lot of different ways that you can wear them: on pants, shirts, jewelry & ect. So I’m going to show you a few cute ways to wear this trend that I love!

Skull Earrings

Skull Earrings

The first item that I am going to show, are these cute skull earrings.  They are different, and I’ve never really seen anyone wear something like these.  (makes me like them eveb more!) But they are very cute.

Headband with Skull, Rhinestones & Chains attached.

Skull Headband

This is a headband that has a skull at the top that is connected to the band part, then has rhinestones and a few small chains that hang off of it.

Shorts -- Half Skulls, Half Black.

Skull Shorts

These shorts could be worn around campus, once it gets a little more worn out! These are so cute.  One side is black, and the other half is white and has little skulls all over them. I would love to have these. These are one of my favorite items that I have found within the skull trend.

Black and Grey Skull Sweater

Skull Sweater

This is a grey black sweater that has different skull heads, with accents around the heads.  Very trendy sweater to wear during the colder months.

Black Skull Shirt

Black Skull Shirt

Shorter Sleeve Black Skull Shirt

Shorter Sleeve Black Skull Shirt

Both of these shirts are very cute & also very trendy. The one to the left is a long sleeved shirt that has a skull on it and has designs within the skull.  The shirt to the right is a shorter sleeve, and I like it very much. The skull that is on it is cute, its right eye is a star and the left eye is a heart. Both can be worn with either jeans or leggings.

Last, but not least, I’m going to show two very cute pairs of shoes. I wouldn’t necessarily wear them around campus, but I couldn’t resist but to put them into this blog. I found them whenever I was doing my research and looking for clothes for this blog. They are very different, and look hot whenever you go out.

Zip-down Skull Shoes

Zip-down Skull Shoes

This pair has so much going on, and I don’t always like that ..but on these, I do! The zipper on them has a small skull accent, and they have stripes at the top, designs on the body of the shoe, and studs on the platform.  The heel is what I really like about these shoes, it wraps up the to the top of the heel and looks so different and so cute.

Skull High Heels

Skull High Heels

I absolutely love these shoes!! You can’t see the front, but they tie down and have black on the very front and (as you can see) black on the inside of the shoes, and white on the outside.  They underneath you can see the skull accent with the red around it.  These are sooo cute.

 

 

I hope that I showed you a new trend, that maybe you haven’t tried out yet because it wasn’t your thing.  There are small ways that you can add in a new trend, and intertwine it with your own style.  Skulls are very cool, and can be found in about any store that you can go into.  Until next time, peace!

Boots, boots, boots …of every shape & size!

Walking around campus, you see so many different people who have so many different types of styles.  Along with different styles, you get different kinds of boots! I get so excited whenever I talk about shoes because there are so many different colors, textures, styles …just so much to look at and observe! Shoes are by far my favorite accessory.  I love to match up different outfits to go with my favorite shoes.  Boots make winter in West Virginia, not so bad in the cold. We’ll start off with rain boots.  Not my favorite, but a very popular trend on college campuses.

Blue and red rain boots

Blue and red rain boots

Cheetah Rain Boot

Cheetah Rain Boot

Rain boots are good …for the rain! But not so much just to wear because you are too lazy to throw on a pair of tennis shoes or Uggs, or something!  These pair are cute though, I’m into the cheetah print. There are a lot of different kinds of prints on rain boots that you can go for, very cool.

Now I’m going to move on to booties, a cute boot that is comfortable to wear while walking around campus. I will show a few different styles of booties that you can wear, and look cute with different outfits!

These remind me of a little country, but with a hipster feel.  I like the chains and the tiny studs that are placed around the shoe.  I also like the light jean color that it gives off, but doesn’t have a jean fabric.  It gives it a soft look.

Black Studded Cowboy Booties

Black Studded Cowboy Booties

These boots are awesome! I totally love these.  They are so different. They are black cowboy boots, with studs on them.  Being from West Virginia, I have given in a time or two and been guilty of wearing cowboy boots.  These are totally acceptable though.  I’m obsessed with the studs.

Boho Bootie

Boho Bootie

These booties are very popular right now. They give off a boho, hippie esque, Native American vibe.  I bought a pair of shoes like these about 4 years ago.  They did not tie though, and I really like the shoe laces on these ones.  I feel like you must have the particular style to wear these, but can most definitely be pulled off with the right outfit.

Hidden Heel Bootie

Hidden Heel Bootie

These booties are probably my favorite boots that I have posted so far.  These boots have a hidden heel in them.  I love that look, and the color can go with a lot of different outfits too.

Now onto my favorite kind of boots: motorcycle boots.  Also a very popular trend around college campuses.  One reason being because it can be put with a more dressed up look, and also be comfortable to walk in.

Mid-calf Black Motorcycle Boot

Mid-calf Black Motorcycle Boot

This is a simple, black motorcycle boot. Casual but cute, and can be put with many things.

Black Motorcycle Boot
Black Motorcycle Boot

This boot is also a black motorcycle boot that can put with many things.  However, I really love this boot because of how the shoe laces are.  There appears to have a skinnier shoe string, and more holes for the shoe string and then wrapped around several times around the top of the boots.  I really love that.

Tan Motorcycle Boots

Tan Motorcycle Boots

Last for the motorcycle boots, I have this little tan number.  They are kind of like the boots listed above with the laces, but only come up to the mid-calf. I also really like these boots, too.
Last, but certainly not least, for my boots blog I have thigh-high (or in a less stripper sounding way) over-the-knee boots.  I love this style.  It goes excellent with leggings, jeggings or skinny jeans.

Over-the-knee Cheetah Print Boots

Over-the-knee Cheetah Print Boots

I love cheetah print, but only in small doses.  I absolutely love these boots though.  I would probably wear these with jeans and a flowy top, or with black leggings and a plain shirt with no  designs or textures on it. The last thing you want to do is wear three different kinds of cheetah print, or even if it is all the same print …just don’t do it.

Studded Over-the-knee Boots

Studded Over-the-knee Boots

I absolutely love these boots!!! I found them while I was doing research for this blog.  I love how high up the leg they come, and the straps at the bottom with the small studded embellishments.  These are most definitely my favorite boots out of all the ones that I have put on here.  They are the winner!!! haha.  In all serious though, I would wear these all day every day.  They also look great with leggings, jeggings or straight leg jeans.

I had fun writing this blog about shoes.  I love shoes, and could spend hours out of my day matching up shoes of different styles with outfits.  You would be surprised how many outfits you could actually come up with one awesome pair of shoes.

Biggest Trend in College: Leggings

Leggings have been a trend that has come and gone in fashion a lot since the 1980’s.  The trend is very popular now, and has been for the past few years or so.  Any college campus that you walk onto in the U.S., you will see tons of girls that have them on.  I personally love leggings.

Different Colored Leggings

Colored Leggings

Leggings can come in every style, fabric, color & ect. Just about anything that you could possibly want, you can find. The most popular, and my personal favorite, is the simple black leggings that can go with sweaters, t-shirts, boots, scarves …anything! That’s why I like them so much. (Plus they are super comfy!)

Plain Leggings

Black Leggings

Then there are the leggings that look like jeans, which are called “jeggings.” They look identical to jeans, but have the comfort of leggings.  I think they are a great invention.

Jeggings

Jeggings

Back to the topic where you can get just about anything in leggings, comes another cool trend. The bondage-strap leggings. I think that these have a cool look to them when you feel like looking different.

bondage-strap leggings

Bondage-Strap Leggings

Leggings can be so funky, and have cool prints — like these that have cheetah print — that can come in different animal prints, pleather and all sorts of cool colors.

Textured/Animal Print Leggings

Textured/Animal Print Leggings

Leggings, in my opinion, are one of the more casual bottoms that also can look nice. They have the comfort of sweat pants, whenever you feel like dressing down and casual, but have an effortless look.

Vera Bradley — Really worth the price?

Vera Bradley Purses

Vera Bradley

Monday at school, my friends and I were sitting on the benches outside on the quad waiting for our next class to come up. We started talking about different fads that people go through with clothes and accessories and such.  So I brought up the topic of Vera Bradley, whom is an accessories brand. They weren’t sure what I was talking about, so I pointed out a book bag that a girl was carrying.  Then another girl walked past, and another and another with same style bag. Then before you knew it we counted 27 different girls in a 3 minutes time, walking around outside at school carrying the same type of bag, purse or book bag.

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley Book Bag

A tote or a book bag can run from anywhere between $38, $60 or even up to $80. For a college student, I feel like that is too much money to spend with (if it’s your own money) on a book bag that almost every girl in school has! I’m a girl who likes to be different.  I have a very hard time falling into fads.  I really do not see the point of having something that everyone else and their mother has.

Wallet

Vera Bradley Wallet

I had a wallet like this that one of my old bosses had bought for me.  It was a very nice gesture, and I used to for about a year.  It was very sturdy, and carried a lot of stuff in it and also had a zipper so nothing would fall out of it.  For me to rock this style,  I would have to find something very different.  So while I was browsing through the Vera Bradley website to try to find material for my blog, I came upon this little guy…

Vera Bradley Bag

Laptop Carrier

This is a bag to carry your laptop or iPad, or anything of that sort, in.  The bag folds down in half, and I LOVE this design.  If you see it up close, it’s awesome.  Its roses and one of my favorite colors of blue.  I feel like this design is completely different from any of the traditional designs/colors they normally put on these bags.  I would probably rock this out around school if I needed to carry my laptop.  Plus no one would probably have this one!! However though, it also runs at a price of $85.  I wouldn’t spend that on this bag.

She also had a couple other designs that I kind of liked because they were different then the Vera Bradley norm:

Vera Bradley Purse/Book bag

Book bag/Purse

I actually really like this, but it is priced at $110 for a simple little book bag.

Vera Bradley

Jewelry Bag

This is a jewelry bag, and it is priced at $48.

But then there are things, and I’m like ….really though??

Vera Bradley

Flip-flops

Once again, love this design!!! Butttt, I’m not going to pay $32 for a basic rubber flip-flop that I can buy at Old Navy for $5.

Vera Bradley Bag

Versatile Bag

This is a versatile bag that you can use for multiple things, but is priced at $170!

This is where I draw my conclusion.  It is such a popular thing for girls in college to carry.  Vera Bradley is also very popular for almost every age. However though, I’m not going to like something just because it is popular, and everyone else likes it.  That actually makes me like it less.  On top of that though, I feel like some of the prices for the accessories are over priced.  People seem to love this style though.  I just cannot get into it.

Guys wearing Ugg boots — Hot or Not?

Men Wearing Uggs

Men Wearing Uggs

I was walking around school on Friday, about to leave to go home …and I saw a guy walk past me wearing Ugg boots.  Uggs have been worn by girls for about a decade now, and have been very popular because of their comfort and warmth.  I had to take a second look though.  I am all about people being daring and trying out new trends, but I’m not too sure what I think about this trend.

Here are a few guys wearing them, I guess they are calling the trend “Mugs.”  Just like every other trend, I guess some can pull it off and some cannot.  This guy however, CANNOT:

Mugs

Mugs

It is one of those trends, where celebrites are wearing them — so it’s ok if everyone else does too …I guess? But I still don’t think that they are too flattering.

Celebrities wearing Uggs

Celebrities Wearing Uggs

Through my browsing though, however, I did come upon a pair I was kind of fond of (if worn the right way!).

Mugs

Mugs

See with this pair, they got away from the traditional woman’s feminine look and added a little bit of a more masculine look to it.  I mean I can understand why guys would maybe want to wear them, they are very comfortable! But if this trend is here to stay, or not, they are great to wear on campus walking from building to building whenever it is cold out.

Man wearing uggs

Man Wearing Uggs

What is your take on the “Mug” trend?