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10 Essentials For A Girl’s Purse When She Goes Out

September 28, 2009 1 comment
Inside a girls purse

Inside a girl's purse

10) Gum
– Even if you have a little purse, and don’t want to carry a whole pack in your purse, throw a few pieces in.  Gum is always a good thing to have on you; you don’t want smelly breath after eating, and you want to taste fresh if you’re going to be kissing someone.  Plus people always ask for gum, and it could be a silly, but a way nonetheless, to start a conversation with a guy.  Also whether you’ve been drinking all night or not, and you spend the night somewhere other than your own place, if you don’t have a toothbrush on you, gum is always good to have for that morning breath, until you can brush your teeth.

9) Money
–  This should be a given, you always want to make sure you have some cash or a card on you.  Cash especially, because it’s an easier way to keep track of your money, as to avoid overdraft fees if you’re using your debit card. Plus you never know if there’s going to be a fee to get into a bar or club, and most of the time they only take cash.

8 ) ID
–  This should be another given.  If you’re going out, you’re going to need your ID.  Always double check and make sure you have it before you leave the house.  You don’t want to be the friend that when you all finally get down to the bars, forgot her ID, and now you have to go back and get it, or if you drove with them, someone else has to leave and go with you too.

7) Sunglasses
–  Why would I put sunglasses on here?  No, it’s not so you can play the whole “I wear my sunglasses at night…” bit, although sometimes it makes for fun photo opportunities…But the reason is, is so that when you wake up the next day at someone else’s place, and your eye makeup is everywhere, you can only do so much damage control, just throw on those shades and you’re good to go…well, better than before.

6) Lipgloss/Lipstick
– It’s always good to have lipstick, lip gloss, chapstick, something in your purse.  You know every time you get a drink that whatever is on your lips, is going to be rubbing off; therefore, it is going to keep requiring application.

5) Compact, etc.
–  Sometimes when you’re dancing, or just are having a long or crazy night, your makeup tends to rub or need touching up.  Bring your compact with you, whether it’s a powder, foundation, or blush compact, which ever you prefer, bring it.  I always like to bring my blush one, to make sure I’ve got some color in my face.  And, of course, it’s always good for maintaining damage control in the morning.  Most compacts also have mirrors on them, which is handy.
– If you’re one of those girls that always has to be wearing eye liner, make sure you throw that in your purse as well; that little stick won’t take up much room.

4) Camera
–  You never know when there’s going to be a photo opportunity, then again there always is one when you’re out with your friends.  And, if you’re out with a group of girls, girls always like to take a million photos.  Of course you all have to capture not only the fun times, but how good you look; you need to find that new Facebook default picture.  Besides, sometimes you need a way to recollect the happenings of that night.

3) Phone
–  Most people automatically have their phone on them anyways, but sometimes girls don’t like to bother with bringing their phone.  It may be nice to get away from the phone for a little while, as long as you’re with everyone you’re supposed to be with, but sometimes a phone is necessary.  If you somehow get separated from the group, which happens, you need your phone to find them.  Or, if you’re not having a good time, or you need your phone as a decoy, you can play with your phone, text someone how you’re having a lame time, or pretend like you are texting someone so as to maybe avoid conversation with someone you don’t really want to be talking with, or from that random stranger that comes up to you.  Then if there is that random stranger that you think is cute or are interested in, well now you can exchange numbers.  It’s the 21st century, hardly anyone writes their number down on a piece of paper anymore, they just enter it away in their phone.

2)  Spray
– You get hot and sweaty at those crowded bars or clubs, whether it’s because you’ve been dancing your ass off or the place is just too stuffy.  You don’t want to stink; girls like smelling good.  Even when girls go to take their yearbook photo in high school, they for some reason spray perfume or body spray before hand. It’s not like people can smell you in the picture, but we do it anyways.   Sometimes guys use it as a way to talk to you too.  You know a guy does not really care what the name of your perfume is, it goes completely over their head, but they’ll ask you anyways, tell you you smell good, and bam, they’ve managed to find a way to talk to you.

1) Teasing Comb
– Alright, so I know many girls don’t even think to use a teasing comb in the first place on a day-to-day basis, but ladies, the teasing comb is an under-praised object.  First, volume in hair is usually a good thing.  When you go out and you’re dancing, or you know your hair is going to fall from its beginning-of-the night style, the teasing comb can save you.  Even if you’re all sweaty.  When your hair looks like a hot mess, pull out that teasing comb, whether your hair is styled straight, curly, whatever, and go to it.  Make sure you get the top layers of your hair for sure.  The teasing comb can help add not only volume, but put some character back into your hair.  If you have room for a travel size can of hair spray, throw that in your purse too, it can help save your hair, or prevent it from getting to this place a little longer.  If all else fails, make sure you have a hair tie with you always ; might be your last hope.

10 Fashion Don’ts

September 4, 2009 3 comments
1) Shorts/pants with words across the butt – Really??  You’re not anymore attractive if your butt says “juicy” or “cutie”….really, it’s just tacky.
Muffin-top

Muffin-top

2) Wearing clothes that are too small for you or too big for you
        -Ladies:  wear the right pant size, no one wants to see your muffin top.  And don’t wear the overly baggy shirts/dresses, unless you’re pregnant, don’t dress like you’re pregnant
        -Gentleman: Your pants are too tight when we can see your bulge.  No one wants to see if you wear it to the left or the right.  And we don’t want to see your underwear sticking out; sagging your pants is so 10 years ago for high schoolers.

3) Matching from head to toe – you don’t need to wear a blue shirt, blue hat, blue sunglasses, blue shoes, etc…you’ll look like a blueberry.

Crocs

Crocs

4) Crocs – unless you’re in elementary school and your mom still dresses you, just don’t wear them.  It’s like wearing rubber clogs. 

5) Covered toes, open shoes
-Flip flops and socks – Are your feet cold? Yes? Then why are you wearing sandals to begin with?… No? Well then you know it just looks tacky right?  Again, clashing seasons doesn’t work: Why do girls wear Uggs when it’s warm out?
-Closed toe nylons with open toe heels/slip-ons- just don’t do it.  It looks cheap when the seam of the nylons at the end of your toes are exposed.  Nylons are still okay to wear, just wear closed toe footwear.

6) Shoulder pads – if you’re still wearing suits or jackets, or anything with shoulder pads….cut them out, or replace that article of clothing.  Shoulder pads is another fashion statement that should stay in the 80’s: The Scrunchie: So-Over

Legging Don't

Legging Don't

7) Wrong usage of leggings – so leggings became really popular over the last year or so.  With that, came girls thinking they could wear leggings however they wanted, so long as they were wearing them, they were in.  Wrong. 
-Never wear leggings as pants: if your shirt does not cover your ass, you should not be wearing just leggings with it. 
– If you’re short, don’t wear leggings without boots, unless the leggings go all the way down to your ankle (which even then I think it still makes your calves or thighs look proportioned weird) Tall chicks, you may be able to get away with the leggings better, but if you’re going to wear them all the way down to your ankle, wear flats with them, it looks off when you do so with heels.

Platform Flip Flops

Platform Flip Flops

8 ) Platform flip flops – I’m sorry I know these were in, in the late 90’s, (okay I’ll even give you early 2000’s), but it’s the 21st century now ladies.  The Spice Girl era is long ‘n gone – it should have ended there.  However with the star-studs on them, somehow bro hoes were able to drag the trend on a little longer.

9) Too many unbuttoned buttons on a shirt, guys- On a button-down dress shirt, 2 buttons max seems to be the unanimous unwritten rule for how many buttons can be unbottoned.  If you have a shirt under, and you’re not going for too dressy, okay, fine.  But if you do not have a shirt under that button-down, be prepared to get turned-down.  What are you trying to show off?  Don’t pull a Fabio. 

Fake Louis Vuitton

Fake Louis Vuitton

10) T-shirts with fake logos – If you can’t afford to buy a real name-brand shirt, fine, but don’t wear a fake-logo shirt (or any article of clothing really).  If you can’t afford that Dolce & Gabbana, don’t substitute for a “Doice & Cabbana”.  Go to Express or something similar, yet cheaper.  Fake is tacky. Same goes for the fake Louis Vuitton purses that seem to be so popular ladies.  If it’s a logo that looks like the original logo tweaked, just don’t do it.

Categories: #'d Lists, 10's, Fashion

The Scrunchie: So-Over

September 1, 2009 1 comment

So some question whether or not the wearing of the scrunchie is acceptable or not in this day and age.  Well, it’s not.  Out of all the 80’s artists and trends making a comeback, the srunchie is definitely one fad that is not. 

The Scrunchie

The Scrunchie

The scrunchie is a fabric-covered elastic hair tie that is a big, bold, ugly, hair accessory that stands out in all the wrong ways.  Unless a nice hair clip or ribbon, the pony tail or any hair do that requires assisstance to be held up, should not be accompanied by anything other than a small band holding your hair up that you can barely tell is there.  The scrunchie is just too much fabric; the pouffy look just isn’t in anymore.  Especially if you’re an adult. You might be able to get away with a scrunchie looking cute on a little girl, but as an adult, please don’t.  You won’t look cute, you’ll look ridiculous and tacky.

Gaudy shapes & colors of the scrunchie

Gaudy shapes & colors of the scrunchie

In one episode of “Sex and the City”, Carrie gets into a fight with her boyfriend about how she loved the book he wrote but could not get over the fact that the woman in the book was wearing a scrunchie the entire time.  She basically insinuates that no woman in the city would be caught dead wearing a scrunchie and that anyone that does wear one must be out of touch with the times. 

So unless you’re heading to an 80’s themed party, pull that scrunchie out of your hair ladies, and deal with the crease in your hair.  It’ll look better, and less noticeable then that gaudy thing sitting on your head.

Categories: Fashion

Why do girls wear Uggs when it’s warm out?

August 31, 2009 1 comment

So if you havn’t noticed, within the last year or so girls wearing Ugg boots with skirts or shorts, or just when it’s warm outside, has become some odd trend.  What they think is a hot new trend, is actually a fashion don’t. 

Uggs and shorts, at the beach. Do you really think this matches?

Uggs and shorts, at the beach. Do you really think this matches?

I mean, what is the point in wearing thick, wool-lined, boots when it is a million degrees outside.  Or let alone, when it’s not even cool enough to wear a jacket??  It became common to see girls wearing them all around beach cities.  Come on you live in flip-flop county!

If you’re going to wear Uggs, do so with pants or jeans like you are supposed to.  If you’re going to wear Uggs with a skirt, wear leggings, then you’re at least still within the “trying-to-stay-warm” theme.  As for with shorts…. that probably just shouldn’t be done at all.  The exception to wearing boots with shorts and skirts, are pretty much any other type other than the Uggs type.  Want to wear cowboy looking boots, go ahead.  Want to wear your Marc Jacobs look alikes, go ahead.  Ugg look alikes, please don’t.  Besides they make your feet and legs look oddly shaped.

What on Earth is she wearing?! Fashion don't

What on Earth is she wearing?! Fashion don't

So why do girls wear Uggs?  It’s rumored Pamela Anderson was caught wearing them out, and it just took off from there.  Uggs originated in Australia as slippers to keep your feet warm around the house.  Perhaps it was Pamela Anderson that set the trend, perhaps not.  Either way girls decided to start wearing these things.  Perhaps it is to make their own fashion statement in a country that is known for trying odd new trends.  Or it is just the fact that everyone else is doing it now, might as well try yourself right?  And the fact that they make them in baby blue and pink, to seem more appealing, only makes the things worse.

Ladies, I have found more guys that are turned off by the fact that you are wearing Uggs with your tight mini skirts, than appealing.

“There is nothing more off putting than seeing an attractive young women only to look down and see her in these things… they would make even the most hot blooded male run a mile.”

It just doesn’t make sense. So, alot of girls said they wear them because they’re comfortable and keep their feet warm.  Fine, for the winter that works, but in the summertime, are you crazy?  You don’t wear sandals in the snow, and you certainly wouldn’t wear them in the snow just as part of a fashion statement – your toes would literally freeze off.  You’re in a skirt because it is hot; your feet must be burning up in those things.  But if you want sweaty, smelly, feet, be my guest.  If looking down and seeing the Uggs don’t bother the guy, the stench of your feet might make up for it. 

One local San Diegan man calls them “sand boots”.  The reasoning behind this

Uggs and boardshorts? Guys please don't.

Uggs and boardshorts? Guys please don't.

was because here you are in sunny San Diego, beaches everywhere, sand everywhere, it never snows, why do you have snow boots on?  The name seems to be fitting.

So ladies get past the “trend”.  Take off those Uggs and go put on some sandals.  Especially you SoCal girls, come on now, we wear sandals in the winter.
P.s. Some guys wear Uggs with shorts too. Please don’t.