Fashion Wish List

Christmas is right around the corner  and it’s time to start writing your Christmas wish lists for santa. Hopefully you all have been good this year and will unwrap gifts where you’ll find glamours clothing and accessories rather than a lump of coal.

Here is a list of fashion forward items that are on my Christmas wish list this year:

1. Hats with different prints and fabricsForever 21 has a great selection.

2.   Costume Jewelry– What I love most about costume jewelry is it looks expensive, but it’s not. It’s dramatic, flirty, and fun.

$12 from Forever 21

$12 from Forever 21

3.Faux Fur– Stay warm and look good doing it!

Faux Fur from Forever 21 for only $28.

Faux Fur from Forever 21 for only $28.

4.Leather skirts– it’s timeless and this season you can pair up this leather skirt with a blouse, booties, and some adorable printed tights. Love, love, love!

$10 from Forever 21

$10 from Forever 21

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Hometown Gems

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In my hometown of Whittier, Ca there are so many great hotspots. One street in particular known as “uptown Whittier”, located on Greenleaf and Philadelphia avenue, is popular because of the stores and yummy food . The street is often filled with locals or students from Whittier College of all ages who are either shopping or just strolling on a walk. I recently visited uptown to do some shopping. It’s been a while since I’ve walked through uptown and there’s definitely been some changes made (for the better). Newer stores have emerged and old stores have improved.

Not sure where Whittier is located? Check out the map below –

Here are some of my favorite shops in uptown Whittier that won’t break your piggy bank.

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#1  Melrose Vintage– This store has great clothing, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, jewelery, etc. for men and women.

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#2 Soho– Although small, this store has so many cute clothes. Take a look at some of the great items I found. I even bought a couple of items because I couldn’t resist.

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#3 The Basement 6745– This place is by far the most unique store I’ve ever been to; not only for the clothing, but also because of the location. The store is literally underground and you have to walk down a flight of stairs.  This shop was actually nominated for the Los Angeles HOT LIST.

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#4 The Pink Dollar – It’s mostly known for their custom cut design shirts made by the owner, Harley.  She’s amazingly talented and does a great variety of t-shirt designs.  Her shirts go for about $15 and if you have a special design you’d like done she’d be happy to do it. Harley also welcomes customers to bring in their own itmes to have cut. (pricing varies by cut design).   They also have a rack of clothing items that sell for $3.

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I hope you all have a chance to check out these stores one day.  If not, just remember it’s always a good choice to shop at family owned places because they need our support.

xoxo- Jamie

Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

What’s a thrift shop? It’s a store that sells secondhand donated items, which can be everything from clothing to electronics. Most thrift shops donate their earnings to a charitable organization. For example, the Salvation Army donates to programs for kids and families in need or at risk.

Why it’s good for you: Not only will you help families in need, but you can also save a great amount of money. Since the items are hand-me-downs, you can find inexpensive things. For instance, you can find jeans and blouses from anywhere between $2-$10!
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Kiss Bad Hair Days Goodbye!

Like most college students, the snooze button is my best friend. Every morning I hit the snooze button at least five times. The problem with this is I’m rushing to get ready and often don’t have time to straighten my hair. When I wake up my hair looks like a lion’s mane! It’s frizzy, big, and out of control, so putting it up in a hair tie is my only option. This leads to me not worrying about doing my makeup. If I don’t have my hair or makeup done, then I figure what’s the point of wearing a cute outfit? So I throw on whatever I can find. It’s a snowball effect of undesirable chaos.  Lesson learned: It all starts with a good hair day!

“When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.”
Maria Sharapova

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