newest sart ;)

I failed to show you my feature in the latest issue of Valley, Penn State's life and style magazine: Street Style! Here's a shot of it:

Click through to see a better view of my page, and the rest of the issue. :)

I've taken on the position of Fashion Editor for the next semester, and I'm contiuing my role on the web side of Valley. To elaborate a little on my latest rant, this upcoming semester is going to be super exciting!

Gotta keep "studying"....BLAH.

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A Few Goody Gumdrops has another fabulous giveaway! LA LA B’s Silver and Garnet Ring. Enter to Win! Also, they have an ever-so funky LnA Sidetail Tee. Enter to win for Mother’s Day!
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy has a great gift idea for your Mom: a delicious purifying papaya masque by June Jacobs!
Couture In The City looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day Tina Tang jewelry. 
Fashion Fille is giving you just a few more days to win Tarte mascara. What a perfect gift for Mom! Enter here today!
Fashion Hippo is inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ladybrillemag.com says Supermodel Milen Magese Rocks Yummy Aya Morrison Clutch!
Shopping and Info is giving away an Orient Automatic Watch.
SomeoneSpoilMe.com is giving away gold hoop earrings for Mother’s Day Enter to win!
Simply Sample Sales Shares Last Minute Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day Shop The Sales!
StyleMaven reveals the must-have luxe Mother’s Day gift guide featuring editors’ fave luxe gifts moms of any age will love!
TheFind is giving away a stunning Diamond Double Heart MOM Pendant from Zales.com. Enter for a chance to win!
The Well-Heeled Society knows that there is strength in our mother’s soles, and shows how we can give them some TLC.
Hollywire.com shows the fashion hits at the Iron Man 2′ Premiere!


life's here, say hello

I suck at this blogging thing. Apologies. I'm about to get out of lot of emotions I've been holding, so if you're not into that- peace out homeslice. Come back soon, please.

I officially have less than 2 weeks left in my freshman year of college. Shit. How the hell did that happen? Reading those words makes my stomach drop and my head spin. I feel devastated that this humongous chapter of my life has not only begun, but is deep into progression and that there is not unlimited time left. I'm beyond excited for what's ahead of me- in the next few months, in the next 3 years, the next decades. I love thinking about the stupid memories with my best friends and how much fun the rest of college will be. But, I don't want to leave this room that embodies everything home should be, the friends I can't get enough of and a better atmosphere and environment than I could ask for. My life is in a perfect spot right now- I'm young enough that I can be stupid and do what I want, but I'm mature enough that I can appreciate my youth while it's here. Being a freshman is the best excuse for pretty much anything; I can only use that one (honestly) for a few more days. An insane amount of happenings went down in the past year, and I'll never forget them or the people they happened with. It's simply too much to grasp right now that I will never be a freshman again.  I've heard everyone tell me that college will be the best time of my life. I've only experienced a 1/4 of it, but I believe it, I get it, I understand. I don't want this to pass me by, but, unfortunately, it will, and quickly. I feel like a chunk of the past several months have been taken up by me going through the motions of life, doing what I should be doing, but not taking in what is actually happening and taking advantage of what surrounds me. I realize that's normal and I will feel that way occasionally, but it's tough to have that feeling knowing how limited my time in college is. I am glad that I can look back with such a fond perspective on my first year of college and be able to have a positive outlook on what lies ahead.

I'll spend the rest of my time until summer commences studying (echh), sorting out the painful internship stresses prodding at my hips 24/7, eating (i seriously cannot satisfy this bottomless pit they call my stomach), making documents about every single day of the past 2 (and a half!) semesters, attempting to figure out how to pack the impossible amount of stuff cornered into every inch of my room, being with some of my favorite people, and enjoying the bittersweetness that remains.  Before any of us know it, I'll have completed a summer (doing something that even I have still not figured out) and will be back at my favorite place on Earth. Time goes fast, guys, we've got to savor it all.

One more apology for being so god damn awful at consistently blogging. Anyone that has ever spent 4 minutes of their day peering into my safe place where I can always come to direct my creative energy that piles up as each hour of the day goes on: I appreciate you more than you will ever know. If there is anything I can ever do for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Also, you don't have much more time to enter to win Tarte mascara!


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Life is consuming me at the moment, please take note of this gorgeous tutu and leather combo as I continue being an awful blogger. Be back with regularly scheduled programming soon. <3

More photos like these at my tumblr! Click on the picture :)


shopping&goodies 042110 mother's day edition

A Few Goody Gumdrops knows Mom will love dramatic and sexy lashes! Enter to win Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara for your Mom. Wink wink!
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy has some hot gifts for your hot mama!
Handbag du Jour tells you where to get mom the exclusive, limited-edition handbag by Peter Copping for Nina Ricci. Only 10 will be made and sold!
Ladybrillemag.com says Give Mom a Pair of Amisha earrings for Mother's Day!
Princess Dominique believes Fashionable Heel Skinz will Make Your Momma Happy!  
Quinta Trends introduces Agua Bendita, just for sexy mommy! 
Style Eyes explores the potential for grey marl to be the new black.
StyleMaven is inspired by stylish MOM Sarah Jessica Parker's multi-tasking style - the cross body bag! 
The Well-Heeled Society shows how you'll become her favorite with a stylish Mother's Day Gift Guide. TheFind suggests a pretty layered bib necklace tank to indulge the most stylish Mom on your list. 
What's Haute Magazine finds some sweet shoes all stylish Moms would love - the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Lady Dragon Heart II by Melissa shoes


WIN! tarte: lights... camera... lashes!

Most people that have known me for a long time know that mascara is my savior. I wear it all of the time, even if it's unnecessary. If I'm going to wear one type of make-up, it will always be mascara. I own way too many varieties, and probably wear all of them too often.

But I don't care. And, I'm not changing that habit of mine anytime soon. Nope, I'm getting one of you addicted to your lashes too!

That's right, folks- another giveaway! All you need to do to win the tarte lights camera lashes mascara seen above is comment below with your email address. You all know Tarte, right? Not only do they have excellent mascaras and eye make-up, but they also sell skincare products, like natural self tanner  and lotions.

This is only open to U.S. readers- I'm sorry, internationals! I still love you! The contest will end on  April 30th, 2010. Good luck!


spinning past vertigo

Who says playing dress-up ends at age 5?


young and hip

"Bonnie + Bonnie"
A short film by Last Pictures Productions for Kimberly Taylor & David Lerner in association with Stylecaster.

Pretty ballsy video, right? Watch at your own discretion!

Kimberly Taylor, an NYC based designer, has fantastic fresh, young, and trendy pieces available. The styling is very fun, and I love their "I Die for Tie Die" front page! Kimberly herself is just a 24-year old living in the big city- she wants what you want! (She even has a blog!)You can get 10% off an Kimberly Taylor merch at her website by entering "FASHIONFILLE" at checkout. It can be applied to any product until April 30th.

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Fashion Fille admits a guilty pleasure, as well as shows her readers a slammin' pair of shoes she wants! 
A Few Goody Gumdrops is Poised in Turquoise! We're giving away an Amrita Singh Chalchi Turquoise Necklace and Bracelet. Enter to Win! 
Couture In The City is loving stripes this spring.
Fashion Cents wants to know what you think of the Project Runway designer's dress on the cover of Marie Claire. Give her your two cents now!
Handbag du Jour
is going ga-ga for this gorgeous green bag - the Lockheart Zipcode Estelle Clutch.
gives the scoop on "Chris Aire Hollywood Glamour Collection" Launch Party!
Princess Dominique
asks her readers to Support TOMS Shoes as TOMS Supports Others.
Quinta Trends
talks to Colombian designer Juliana Correa about her brand OnA
Shopping and Info
adores these Prada black ballerina flats for mommy and daughter.
Style Eyes looks at very high end fashion and asks Couture - what is the point?.
SomeoneSpoilMe.com is hosting a series of giveaways for Mother's Day. Enter to Win! 

StyleMaven spotted Sarah Jessica Parker shining pretty in a white dress tunic dress for Spring!
The Curvy Fashionista
shares a true plus size fashion guide fashioned by a plus size fashionista with The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style. by Chastity Garner!
The Well-Heeled Society
heightens the most popular hue of the season in one of the most popular shoe trends of the season.
is a giving away a prize package worth $420 including celebrity hair stylist Tara Smith's natural and organic haircare product range and a fashion items from the Boy Meets Girl collection to celebrate Tara's launch on April 15th in NYC - Enter to win!
What's Haute Magazine
features a sexy, stunning shoe - the Michael Antonio 'Karina' Open-Toe Pump. 

Hollywire.com tells us that SJP said filming SATC 2 was the time of her life!


on your way to straighter hair!

I'm here to announce something important and exciting. Ready? Here I go! The winner of the Misikko hair iron is...



Thank you all so much for entering! Nightowl, I will be emailing you to get shipping information! Enjoy your prize! For the rest of you- sleep easy, another giveaway is coming your way very soon.


cupcakes, cookies, candy

I'm about to admit something a tad bit embarrassing.

Are you ready? Come a little closer...I don't want to say it too loudly.

IliketrashyMTVshows. What? You didn't hear me? Ok, fine. I like trashy MTV shows!! I'm sorry, but they just suck me in! Stop yelling at me.

Yeah, I know. It's bad. But until I started college, when both free time and TV's went out the window (sometimes literally), I did watch some pretty bad shows on MTV. Next? Room Raiders? 16 and Pregnant? Bad, bad, bad.

While watching those shows, I often got some entertaining clips of Vanessa and Angela Simmons from their show, Daddy's Girls, during commercial breaks. I don't think Daddy's Girls is on television anymore, but the hilarious sisters are still designing for their brand, Pastry. I was never really that into the collections, but there is a part of me that has always wanted some hot pink or bright purple high tops, and I know A and V have designed something in that spectrum.

That brings me to their new website and ad campaign. I'm digging it! I'll always be a huge sucker for pink and sparkles; it's in my nature. They are releasing a new style of shoe, called the Home Sweet Home, in both a heel and a flat- check out the video on their blog for more information. The shoes below are my favorites- click to purchase!


sunshine + sequins

shorts, urban outfitters; blazer, priorities; oxfords, target; top, forever 21

They're called tap shorts...why wouldn't I be jumping, dancing, and apparently charging towards the camera? Sequins make any day better. I would totally and definitely recommend tossing some around on a cloudy day, or maybe even pulling on some sequin shorts when you can't find anything else exciting in your closet. Let me know how it goes. Thanks to my roommate for playing photographer! That last picture is pure brilliance that may just be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. ANTM'd be proud. (I wish I didn't just say that.)


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Fashion Fille features ThreadSence, an online shopping site that showcases bloggers and independent designers. Find out more details at her blog!
 A Few Goody Gumdrops loves the bandaged look from from Herver Leger but needs two saleswomen to get herself in zipped in!
Bags, Bling & Beauty shows you how to dress like a celebrity while keeping a budget.
Couture In The City is in love with the new spring collection from Rachel Roy.
Fashion Cents asks do you want your butt to look bigger?
Fashion Hippo predicts spring & summer dress trends
Handbag du Jour's haute bag of the week is the Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch.
Quinta Trends talks to Chilean designer Cecilia Acuña about her new brand.
Raging Rouge continues her posts on MAC Give Me Liberty of London with swatches of Blue India Nail Lacquer from the collection.
Shopping and Info loves the Hermes Birkin bag Eva Longoria Parker owns in Bleu De Prusse. Simply Sample Sales shares the best deals from The PacSun Spring Sale - Up To An Extra 50% Off!
SomeoneSpoilMe.com wants to tell you about a $6,000 contest that you will want to enter!
Style Eyes checks out the latest clothing collection at Tesco in her post supermarket couture.
StyleMaven spotted Mary Kate Olsen toting her box of new Hunter Wellie rain boots. They're the must the have rainboot for April showers!
The Curvy Fashionista dishes the latest about Full Figured Fashion Week with host Emme and the first ever plus size awards show!
The Well-Heeled Society is lining up traveling shoes to take to her Atlanta book signing for How To Stylishly Fall From Grace!
TheFind chats with emerging designer Alyssa Nicole, and learns about her Spring 2010 collection inspired by cupcakes, hipster bicyclists, and The Dresden Dolls.
What's Haute Magazine previews the Rachel Roy spring 2010 collection at Macy's along with a performance by Estelle!
Hollywire.com shows us who tops the list of the Top 20 Best Dressed Women in Hollywood. Do you agree with the winners?


threadsence- look it up


Though I do shop at high street stores like Forever 21, H&M, and occasionally Topshop, independent designers are the most valuable artists to me. I aim to feature up-and-coming indies here to help get a bit of exposure in the fashion blogosphere. Something else I love- bloggers! That's a given. ThreadSence's, a recently launched online women's boutique, whole shtick is showcasing both independent designers and bloggers. They have a section devoted to each! The Blogger Hot Minute features us bloggers, and the Indie Limelight gets the word out on all the fresh talent. And, as if that isn't enough to make all of us start staying up all night perusing ThreadSence's lookbook (which is fantastic, by the way. Blond model- you're hot) they also have seriously awesome pieces (see some above) with an even better selection. I'll be the first to admit it's easy to talk up any new collection or website, but I truly and completely support ThreadSence. I hadn't heard anything about it until I was contacted with some information; I'm now a fan! Take a look for yourself and let me know your thoughts! Oh, and p.s., they have a blog themselves!

Once you find something you love, use the code FashionFille10 for 10% off any purchase with unlimited use until Sunday, April 11th. Note it can't be combined with any other offers. Enjoy, and show me what you end up buying!

your glass slippers

I've got an exclusive interview with the creators of myShoes.com. We all have our own issues with shoe shopping, whether it be your narrow feet, your size 13 puppies, or your 6'2" frame that begs for low heels or flats. myShoes.com aims to make it easier for everyone to find the shoes for them. It's a search engine that allows you, the shopper, to specify all details of the pair, like style, color, features, heel height, and price range. See the included screenshots for an example of how the site works. Read on to get the inside scoop from the founders!
What makes your site different from all of the other shoe shops online?
myShoes.com is an innovative shoe comparison search site that provides users with the ability to create a customized shoe search across hundreds of different stores and brands. Select a specific style, heel height, color, brand, feature and/or price range and the site will pull matching results from various stores like Zappos, DSW, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, Heels.com and many others. Once you find a shoe you like, myShoes.com will list all the stores that sell that same pair of shoes with pricing details and includes shipping and return rates and applies any available coupon codes from PromotionalCodes.com to provide you with the lowest price instantly.
What is your favorite shoe this season?
At myShoes.com, we dont discriminate. We love every style, trend, size and color! This season though, weve fallen head over heels for bright suedes. An unexpected trend for spring, this cold weather style is hot in bright colors like fuchsia, yellow and purple. We love it best as a sky-high platform for an uber-trendy look!
Our top picks for Springs sizzling suedes are the Steve Madden Regaal. This platform heels features a peep-toe and ruffle detail which encompasses many of the seasons top trends.

For a more classic look, Jessica Simpson
s Debbie platform pump in purple offers a stud detail which adds a sultry touch to a more simple style.

If you only had to wear one style of shoes for the rest of your life (forgetting about comfort), which would you choose? 
Peep-toe’s with a high heel, and the higher, the better! First of all, high heels create the impression of longer looking legs and what woman doesnt want that? Peep-toe heels provide a sophisticated look needed for a day at the office but can be dressed down with jeans for a day spent shopping at the mall. Paired with a dress for a night on the town, the peep-toe provides the perfect amount of color on your toes and this style is great all year-round.  

To the founder(s), what are your backgrounds?
Aydin Karadeniz, president and founder of SurfMyAds.com, Inc., which produces and operates myShoes.com, has a background in engineering and several years of experience in web development and the search engine field. His interest in fashion and passion for innovation led to the creation of myShoes.com.

The other ladies behind the brand bring a set of skills, creativity and shoe-obsession that make up the vibrant team at myShoes.com.  Lenka Keston, the senior product manager, has a keen sense for identifying market needs and managed the development and implementation of the project from start to finish. Our dedicated account specialist, Katie Colleton, is our biggest shoe addict. Working closely with retailers like Zappos, Shoes.com and Piperlime on the company’s other web-based projects, Katie brings a strong understanding of the shoe retail industry and market. Andrea Woroch, our public relations expert, brings over five years of PR and marketing experience in the retail industry with a background in beauty and fashion industries.
What's your earliest fashion related memory?
The gals at myShoes.com reminisce about playing dress up in their mothers closet. Making a mess by trying on every outfit our mother’s owned and stumbling around in shoes that were several sizes too big – those were the days!

What inspires you?
At myShoes.com, our creativity and passion for innovation and fashion inspire us to be the best we can be. Most importantly though, it is the incredible response and positive feedback that we’ve received from our users in the short time since our launch that truly motivates us. The ability to improve a woman’s shopping experience by helping her find the perfect shoe at an affordable price and fulfilling the needs and desires of our shoe-lovers is our inspiration. We are eager to provide these benefits and simplified shopping experience to the women overseas with the launch of the UK-version of the site, highheels.co.uk. We anticipate the new shoe search site to launch in May 2010.
Who are your all-time favorite style icons?
A few or our top style icons are Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick, Kate Moss & Gwen Stefani for always pulling of her punk rock edge with class.

Do you read any blogs? Which ones are your favorites?
The blog at myShoes.com which features four dedicated fashion writers who share designer news, style tips and picks, and trend forecasting. We simply can’t get enough.
And yet, there isnt a fashion magazine or blog that goes unread. Some of top daily reads are Jezebel, Manolo the Shoe Blogger, The Budget Fashionista, Omiru, Fashion Weekly Daily and more.

Why shoes?
Shoes make every womans (including ours) heart pump. Understanding a womans passion for shoes and the market need for a more efficient shoe shopping tool, it was quite clear what we had to do.
What made you decide to make a shoe shop online that caters to specific shoe-related problems? Do you personally struggle with finding shoes to fit you?
We knew that searching for shoes on the internet could be a bit overwhelming. We wanted something for ourselves that produced the shoe results we were looking for and that matched the style, feature, color and price range we envisioned in our minds. During various brainstorm sessions, we discussed and identified the general need in the womens shoe market. Thus, the idea of a shoe comparison search site was born. We wanted to help women just like us find the perfect pair among thousands of shoes at the best price possible and in a timely manner. By utilizing our other discount coupon site, PromotionalCodes.com, we were able to add an additional element for helping women to save money as well with the coupon integration function. By applying any available coupon codes to the final price instantly, women will know where to buy their perfect pair of shoes at the most affordable price quickly and easily without having to use multiple shopping, coupon or comparison sites.

Which styles of shoes do you anticipate being super popular in the near future?
Fall and winter 2010/11 is going to be overtaken by boots layered with fur and suede and feature sultry details like exposed zippers, laces & studs. With the introduction of men’s inspired oxfords this spring, we anticipate the masculine styles to inspire even more designs later this year.  
Thank you, myShoes.com team! Readers, let me know if you have any more questions to be answered!


hyphenated tights

forever 21 cardigan & skirt; urban shirt; target belt; back seamed tights courtesy of tightsplease

It's been a while since a real outfit post, huh? Well, here you go! It's at that perfect point of the season where I can wear tights and a cardigan, and be comfortable both inside and outside. Nothing better I could ask for. These tights are an awesome addition to my wardrobe. They're still basic black tights ready to pair with everything, yet the doubled-striped back-seamed detail gives the edge I like my outfits to have.

The end of the semester is completely in sight. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Though I'm ready to be finished with my classes and have a break from studying, I'm only going to have one freshman year, and I do not want it to end. I'm also on edge about my still unplanned summer; I don't have anything to be excited for, but I also don't anything to avoid. If all goes planned, I'll end up with a fantastic internship and will be living a dream summer! I'll keep you updated- let me know if you hear of anyone looking for an intern! :)