Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Lady

Found these photos from a couple of weeks ago on my camera. I'll go days wearing black and gray and then I'll get bored of it and leave my house looking like a lollipop. 


 I've been totally slacking in the blogging/youtube world this break, my apologies. But Im on this crazy allergy elimination diet, crazy caffeine with drawls, exhaustion, etc. This has given me the opportunity to watch a ton of movies and my top two are: The Art of Getting By and Another Earth. Definitely my new favorite movies.
On the books scene, I just got "Looking For Alaska," "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "It's Kind of a Funny Story," and "Clean." Yes, this is how I will be spending the remainder of my break.


My Make Up:

This is precisely how I do my eyeliner:






top, unif; fur, evil twin; tights, american apparel; skirt, necklace asos
video: top, motel rocks; earrings, uo

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Necessary Neon

 cam to gif
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crop images
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Spring needs to come faster.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Amerrickan

online gif animator


Outfit of the day in GIF form.
Finals week is almost over but tomorrow's the hardest day of all; wish me luck!
New videos coming up during winter break.

top, kill brand; skirt, insight; tights, american apparel; belt, asos

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Joy

Tried to channel my inner hippie but I'm so over the feathers and the dream catchers, theyre so played out.
Bought these JC Hologram's during Solestruck's Black Friday sale. They're so versatile and I pretty much stared at them for a good two minutes when I first opened the box. (Black Friday Shoe Haul video)
Loop-de-Loop Carousel glitter gloss from Lime Crime: I love the color but Ill be honest, I absolutely hate lip gloss so Ill probably only be using these for blog posts.

Gold torque necklace from Topshop. Shipping took forever and a day and it came broken but yay for super glue!




My mom bought these pants from India. The workmanship is so intricate. 

Finals are next week.
Almost done with college applications.
So. Burnt. Out.

top, tank, nordstrom; turband, cuff, asos; wedges, jeffrey campbell

Black Out

I've been deeply drawn to black and dark hues of purple lately for no distinguishable reason. 
Pseudo-Jeffrey Campbell night walker. Kaleidoscope lip gloss from Lime Crime.


top, evil twin; skirt, necklace, asos; bag, tarnish; heels, sam edelman
I was asked about the trends at the moment, and this is my take.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Transition to Winter

Transitioning pieces from warmer to colder weather is one way fashionistas stay stylish for less. Layering is key; accessorizing keeps the outfit on trend.

WARM: Higher neck tanks keep a slit skirt in good taste. To make this outfit not so secretary-ish, I added a leopard print belt and a torque necklace. Kitten heels are the perfect shoe for this skirt. Avoid wearing boots or oxfords since they will shorten the leg. Since there are already two accessories, I didn't wear a bracelet or ring. I absolutely love kelly green for spring.
top, skirt, belt, asos; necklace, ebay; heels, valentino c/o my sister's closet





BREEZY: The only pieces necessary for the transition to this stage is a small blazer and a fur collar. This off white blazer adds freshness to the outfit.
blazer, free people; collar, asos


CHILLY: Throw on a parka and some tights. I chose a pain black tight to bring attention to the shoe's detailing. Also, the parka is super busy so the rest of the outfit needed to be tame. 
parka, dolce vita; tights, nordstrom

 COLD: Threw on a maxi coat. My mom has one like this--from the 90s. 
coat, bb dakota

Side note: Do you like my new garment rack? Totally helped with the organization in my closet! 
Another side note: I've been posting videos on YouTube this week. A got a ton of comments asking for more outfit of the day videos so I'll be doing those from time to time. Check 'em out here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cropped Flares

 Cropped flares are great because you dont have to wear them with wedges or heels. 
 I dont know if Im feeling the whole half turban half beanie thing I have going on, it doesnt really fit correctly because the material is too thick. I picked up this sweater on sale at Zara for $20. I was immediately attracted to it because it reminded me of Beetlejuice. (I ordered the Beetlejuice collection from Models Own about three weeks ago and Im still waiting for it to get here.)

 These platform moto ankle boots are super versatile.
 Dip dyed my hair gray! We added a lilac dye too but my hair didnt pick up the color. If youre a brunette like me, I definitely recommend going to a professional to dip dye your hair. Working with an extensive amount of bleach by yourself is very risky. 
sweater, zara; pants, asos; turban, uo; necklace, f21
These cropped flares are at ASOS for about $25 right now. They can be paired with just about anything but my favorite tops this winter are boxy sweaters. Theyre super effortless and comfortable. They also look good on all body types. 
Ive also been into hardware for a while now. Im still on the look out for a neck cuff/collar but Nelly is the only place that makes them. Im sure stores in the US will catch on soon enough!
I love the Steve Madden "Madee". I recall there being a studded, black leather one but I guess it's out of stock. The leopard and royal blue ones add a pop of color to these overall simple looks. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The JC Lita Rant



I've had mixed views on Litas 'til recently when I took a stance. The shoe itself, is completely impractical with its 5 inch, clunky heel. They're about as heavy as my dumbbells. So if you're in the mood for a face plant, by all means, go for it!


Secondly, girls think that they are extremely fashionable just because they own a pair of Litas. Throwing on a pair of skinnies, a tunic, some Litas, and your hair in a bun does not make you trendy...Or worse, they have Litas in eight different colors. What irritates me is the fact that JC used to be such a unique brand. I loved knowing that I could buy a pair of unique masterpieces and no one would really know (minus fashion fanatics) what brand they are. And with the Lita, JC's popularity has sky rocketed and one has a slight acknowledgment with other girls like, "Yeah, I bought these for $160." This relates with Louboutin's and other designer doodads but lets not get into that. I like it when designers are discreet with their insignias. You don't need to be a walking advertisement. Did Bebe or Juicy pay you to wear their logos across your chest and gluteus maximus? I think not. 


Wear what makes you happy. In a sense, clothing is self expression. You can tell a lot about someone by the way they dress. Dress how you would like to be portrayed to the world.
Well, I am done taking out my frustration. I don't know if this rant stemmed from my sheer hatred of writing college app personal statements or intense dislike of Litas...


P.S. I have been shielding my personal opinion for far too long, I am going to start being blunt. So get ready to be offended. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Boxy Sweaters and Mermaid Cuts

The title says it all, that's what I'm into at the moment.







sweater, skirt, boots, uo (clearly, Im kind of obsessed); bracelet, asos; necklace, f21; ring, ebay; lipstick mac "film noire"


Sunday, October 30, 2011

If a Pegasus and a Unicorn Had a Baby...

This would be my Halloween costume! Pegasus-unicorn. 
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday TUFG!

It was my blog's second birthday yesterday and I totally forgot! As you know, I'm a senior in high school and I've been extremely overwhelmed with college apps, the SAT, and SAT II's. But Im almost done; I'll be back soon!
xoxo,
TUFG

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bleeding Chanel

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I was searching for a bleeding Chanel shirt. I found one last week on Melrose Ave., yay!
Creepers and lace socks, totally punk.






corduroys, uo; jacket, ae; cuff, asos

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Would Do Anything For You

Turtle necks: on trend and oh so cozy.
Love this sweater. I like the whole Missoni sweater ordeal but that's definitely over played. This is my version of the mixed color printed sweaters. I like how its over sized and boxy, reminds me of something the Olsen twins would wear.
Paired it with an effortless, maroon skirt that plays off the red in the sweater. Hi-low hems are the love of my life.






Wish I had a Nelly neck cuff but I settled for this necklace!
turtleneck, h&m; sweater, skirt, some shop on melrose; socks, asos; boots, sister's; armor ring, some eBay shop
(Am I really not wearing anything from UO?! Surprising.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Little Flare

 I'm obsessed with these new corduroys. I've been wearing them nonstop. Definitely my favorite fall piece. They were a splurge, but so worth it.
 I recently ordered a neutral wedge to pair with em, but for now Ive been wearing kitten heels. 
 I feel like I should be listening to Michael Buble and sipping a pumpkin spice latte in a cottage some place obscure. 


 top, h&m; sweater, f21; flare corduroys, kitten heel, uo