Today is Tuesday which means it’s time for another Trendy Tuesday feature!  Today’s trend is one that I’m not sure I can follow but would love to try.  Graphic prints on pants.  I’m seeing these everywhere but I don’t know that’s it is one I can manage.  My hips and thighs aren’t exactly my favorite body parts and pants with highly visible graphics that draw the eye to those exact parts isn’t typically what I go for.  But, let’s focus on these nonetheless.  A lot of the common designs that I have seen are floral patterns.  But there are also polka dots, animal print and other swirly designs.

*Image via Google Image Search*

More printed denim options, via Google search

Via Google Image Search

Now if I were to try this trend, I found a pair at Target that I think I would be able to handle.

Snake Print Denim from Target.com

Yes, it is basically a black pair of denim with a slight gray snake print design.  Baby steps, people.  Baby steps.

Do you like printed denim?  Was it something you jumped into all the way or did you just dip a toe in the shallow end?

Happy Trending!

XO,

FR

 

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Ok.  We all know that’s not true.  If I had too much time on my hands, I would actually blog every once in a while.  Instead, I abandon my blog because I would rather sleep when I’m not working 40+ hours a week or in school 5 days a week.  But I liked the title and thought it fit with what I want to say.  The time change…  I (like most people) love and adore the fact that I now get an extra hour of sleep each day.  This past weekend I got to spend an extra hour out on the town with friends because of the time change and had a great time!  However, the not fun part…  Changing my clocks.  What a pain in the butt!

My cellphone and TV automatically change.  I had to change the clock next to my bed and in my car manually.  No big deal, right?  Well.  I’m a self-professed watch addict.  I have yet to see a watch I don’t love and when that happens I like to purchase them.  So now for the difficult part.  I have to now change all of these to the new time for the next 6 months before I have to change them all back.

Issues as a watch-addict

Do you have problems with the time change too or is it easier for you to adapt than me?

Come back tomorrow for another Trendy Tuesday!  That’s right, I’m planning on blogging two days in a row!!

XO,

FR

If you are like me (and most fashion bloggers) you probably enjoy a good shopping spree. I know spending the day at the mall and coming home with bags is a great way to spend an afternoon in my opinion but if I can support a good cause while I’m at it, that makes it that much more enjoyable! And this is a great month to do it. Yes, the month is just about over so get to shopping!!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that October is breast cancer awareness month. Whether you watch sports and see the NFL players sporting pink equipment, Dancing with the Stars and hear Tony Dovolani talk about wearing pink in honor of this month, or just walk through a grocery store with a very pink display in the middle of the aisle, you have probably seen the pink display in honor of this month.

Image via Google

Image via Google

Image via Google

So what are some of the things you can get that go towards breast cancer research? One of my favorite beauty stores, Ulta, has a ton of specials going on right now. When you check out, you can donate and get things back with your purchase. With a $1 donation, you are entered to win a beauty bag. Give $5 and receive a pink water tumbler or a fashion tote. $10 and you can get a pink kisses umbrella! For more information about the Ulta “donate with a kiss” program, head here.

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Do you like jewelry? Stella & Dot is currently hosting a sale with all net proceeds going to fight for a cure. There are five items (two are currently sold out though) and all of them are absolutely adorable!! I especially love the Hope bracelet, below. Are you interested in checking out the items they have? Go here and see for yourself.

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There are really so many places that you can find to shop for a cure, either in your local town or online. I did a quick google search for “shopping for a cause, october” and it came back with pages and pages of companies and products that all give back to the cause. So if you want to do a little guilt-free shopping and put some good karma out there, get to shopping. You only have a few days left!

XO,

FR

 

After taking a short break from this topic, it’s time to return to one of my favorite segments, “Trendy Tuesdays.”  Today’s topic is a fun one in my opinion…  College style fun.

I’m not talking about sweatpants and hoodies (although that may be what I spend a good majority of my time in while on campus); I’m talking letterman jackets and other school-inspired looks.  I’ve seen this look in a few different fashion magazines and websites and even while shopping in my local mall, and we aren’t exactly a fashion hotbed around here.

So what exactly does this look entail?  Let’s take a closer look.

One of the big looks I’ve noticed, that I mentioned above, is the letterman jacket.

 

*Image via fashionforbreakfast.com*

This is a fun and easy way to incorporate the look into your wardrobe without really having to change or invest in a lot of new pieces.  You can throw it on over anything you already own:  jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look, a flowy dress for a feminine/tomboy look or with mixed prints (as seen above) to really show your fashionista prowess.

 

*image via stylebistro.com*

 

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You can also skip the jacket and do the preppy, school sweater instead for cooler days.  Again, you can dress it up or dress it down, either way you will be on trend.

 

*image via Elle.com*

 

*image via pseriesstylist.com*

Even celebrities are getting in on this look!

Here’s a spiked Lady Gaga version found on retromaniafw.

Rhianna, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are all fans. *celebstyle.com*

 

Even Kim K is getting in on the fun.

So what about you?  Are you ready to go back to school or are you too cool for school?

Also, I bought my fur vest over the weekend!!!  I will post pictures in an outfit post soon.

XO,

FR

Ok, I know…  worst title ever.  But cut me some slack;  my brain has been on overload lately and I’m proud just to be writing at all.

A couple of days ago I went shopping for a dress I have been in love with for over a month.  Naturally, they didn’t have it.  I have been to two different locations and looked online without any success, but I digress….

I did find something else I loved though and hope to add it to my collection very soon.  Enter the fur vest.

*A cute, inexpensive option from forever 21*

Now because this is from Forever 21, and therefore fits into my budget this is a faux fur vest, which works perfectly for me as I can’t make myself wear real fur.  But regardless of whether you go faux or sport the real thing, this is a look to keep an eye on this season.

This is typically so far removed from my normal style that I was actually shocked by how much I liked it; I guess I’m evolving.

The next day I was reading through the October issue of Lucky Magazine and came across an article with Michael Kors.  He listed the 5 things every woman should have in her wardrobe and right there at #1, was a fur vest.  Actually it was a “coat you can wear anywhere” but he specified that a fur vest is great because “you can wear it inside if you’re chilly or outside over a slim coat”.  I feel like it might be fate telling me to run and purchase said vest this weekend.

So how do you wear a fur vest?  Here are some images I found while doing a little research.

* Here is a take on the “over a slim coat” look found on Apparel Therapy*

*And here is a bit of a casual take on the fur vest.  Found at Babble*

*And finally a more formal look, very Breakfast at tiffany’s.  Found at Ali Express*

And here is an idea for how I hope to style my own fur vest once it is safely in my possession.

Fur Vest Luxe
Fur Vest Luxe by fashionistarookie featuring set of bangles
This is a very luxe take on how I would actually be able to afford to wear this look.  But I love the look of light neutrals paired with gold jewelry and minimal makeup and hair.  It’s clean yet classic, simple yet chic.
So tell me, will you don fur?  Do you prefer faux or the real deal?  Do tell!
XO,
FR

Hey Guys!  I finally have the giveaway that I mentioned ready for you all.  Before I get into that, I want to apologize if this blog post isn’t completely coherent.  I’m watching game 5 of the NLDS baseball playoffs and my Cincinnati Reds are in a must-win situation and I’m a bit nervous while sitting here in bed watching.  Now that that’s out of the way.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Jaimie from Bayleaf Communications about a book that she thought would interest me for my blog and she said we could do a giveaway as well.  After reading through the book, Daily Decadence, The Art of Sensual Living by Sherri Dobay, I decided that it was indeed something I was interested in giving away to one of you lucky readers.  See below for the description from the back of the book.

“Sherri Dobay has given wine a sex life.”  – Audrey Wells, Film Director & Screenwriter

“A kindred spirit who knows how to live life to the fullest.”  – Greg Gorman, Photographer & Author

Has your crazybusy life left you uninspired?  Get ready to sit back with a sunset and a class of your favorite wine.  Daily Decadence is here to take you on a sexy adventure full of romantic escapes, simple yet sumptuous meals, creative encounters, horse tales, moonlit escapades and enchanted revelations – all paired with Sherri Dobay’s sassy wine picks and evocative tasting notes.  Designed to inspire, created with love, Daily Decadence will remind you to stop for a moment and focus your awareness softly, opening your senses in all directions to take in your own dazzling world, renewed and enlivened.  She’s in your hands now.

My life has indeed become crazybusy and inspiration is something that I haven’t really had in abundance.  But reading through this book, I slowly felt a little of that inspiration creeping in.  I had never understood what people were talking about when they mention “rich language” until I read this.  Every word makes me feel like I am sitting in a candle-lit bubble bath with a bottle glass of wine in hand and not a worry in the world.  The book is a combination of a cookbook and daily journal.  Sherri sprinkles stories of her life experiences with recipes that sound delicious, yet simple to pull off.  I am definitely excited to try out some of the meals listed and even more excited to try the wine pairings listed with each recipe.  (I swear I don’t have a drinking problem!)

I think this is a book that anyone can enjoy and one that you yourself can enjoy by entering the giveaway here.  Just click on the link below to enter (WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed the giveaway on this page, so I have to add another step).

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A couple of rules and important parts of the giveaway:

– This giveaway is only open to US residents.

– The giveaway is open now and will last until 10/20/12.

– To earn an entry, just post a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

– Additional entries can be earned by:

+Following this blog on WordPress or Bloglovin (1 entry)

+Following @Mashy08 on Twitter (1 entry)

+Tweeting or writing a blog post about this giveaway (1 entry each)

There you have it.  So get to entering so that you can pick up your own copy of this delicious book and sit back and enjoy a little time for yourself.  If you are interested in learning a little more about this book or author you can check here to read all about it.

Have a great day and Go Reds!! 🙂

 

Just a quick update that tomorrow I will be announcing our latest giveaway.  So make sure you come back and see what I have in store for you!!

XO,

FR

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I’m back from Las Vegas.  I definitely want to be back west enjoying the sunshine and the people watching, but duty calls and I have to get back to my real life.  Las Vegas is a fantastic place to sit and people watch and see new fashions; both the good, the bad and the “oh my goodness, who let you buy THAT?”  Basically it’s awesome and I highly recommend it 🙂

The trend that I am discussing today was not one that I saw while in Vegas, but it is more of the casual type and probably not great for dressier nights on the town.  I’m talking about the menswear inspired brogues.

 

I feel like this may be more of a difficult look to pull off and I have yet to decide if I will be following this trend or not.  I’m totally all for the menswear looks (boyfriend jeans, cardigans and converse sneakers are an ideal look for me) but these just seem very specific and I don’t know how often I would actually wear these.  However, they are highly on trend and can be found in many different places.

These are an option I found on Aldo.  These are only $50 and are available in the black color above or also a cognac color.  These are cute but I just don’t know that I personally could pull off; guess this style is just not for me.

Here’s another option if you want a little zing of color.  These are from DSW (a store that I could live in if they let me) and only $59.95.  Again, not positive if these are for me but I am slowly moving into the accepting direction.

And for one final look:

These beauties are from Nordstroms and I do enjoy the glittery, glitzy look.  I think these could be fun and the easiest of the looks for me to try and incorporate into my current wardrobe.  That figures since both the gold and black lace up shoes are the ones I like most and they are both $295.00…  I have expensive taste.

So is this a trend that you like and/or are already wearing?  Do you have any advice on how a newbie to this look can work it into her style?  Let me know how you would do it.

XO,

FR

I’m now sitting in the Las Vegas airport waiting to get home. The trip was fun, but could have been better, I was far too sober through the whole thing 🙂

This travel day has been awesome! I changed my flight to this afternoon rather than last night and received a complimentary first class upgrade! Which means I was able to check my bag for free (and could have checked a second bag too), I got my own security line, could have had my own check in line but didn’t realize that, and get priority boarding to my first class seat! I’m never going to be able to travel like a normal person again!

On top of all of that, the President of the USA just landed right outside my gate and I was able to watch Air Force One as it landed.

This has kind of been the best day of my whole trip. There were a couple other fun things, but those will stay in my private memory box 😉

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, it’s almost back to the real world.

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I’m writing this post from gate B37 in Memphis, TN. I know you can’t judge a city by it’s airport but I’m thinking this one is pretty sweet and I would like to schedule a comeback.

My flight is just now about to board and I’m headed to LAS VEGAS! I will spend the weekend in heels, sunshine and adult beverages and will be back Sunday or Monday for more blogging fun. Have a fantastic weekend!

XO,
FR

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