Thursday, December 28, 2006

12/28/06: "Primp" My Ride

"Fashion is a kind of vitamin for style." - Yves Saint Laurent

Celebrities are vitamins for fashion, too. Without them, clothing items and styles would not become as popular. One line of clothing that many celebrities appear to be wearing is Primp, a cozy line of thermals, tees, and lounge pants. Though these thermals may be $65 to $80, they are the most popular search term on the Intuition website. ( The clothes, with animal and nautical prints such as ponies, anchors, frogs, and bunnies, have come out with a few more styles. Bows, Breast Cancer ribbons, and lions. Many of their thermals have rhinestones on them, to make them more glamorous. Celebs such as Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton have been spotted by the paparazzi sporting this clothing line. Mischa has been seen wearing her Primp pony long sleeve shirt and leggings. Nicole has been spotted in the Primp Anchor thermals, and Paris has been seen in the Primp pony v-neck t-shirt and bunny long sleeve thermal. Rachel Bilson wears Primp attire, too. Young people all over the nation look for the things big celebrities wear, and this makes them much more popular. I bet in the next few years, you'll be seeing a lot more Primp on teens all over!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

12/27/06: Obsessed Juicy Couture Fans

"I prefer to think of fashion as a verb." - Jean Muir

One day, I walked onto my school's campus to see 75% of all seventh and eighth grade girls wearing Juicy Couture velour or terry hoodies and Ugg boots. There were black hoodies, brown hoodies, pink, green, aqua, dark blue - it was like somehow Juicy had taken over their lives. And every single one of these girls had skinny jeans tucked into matching Ugg boots. Ugh. I confess - I own a Juicy hoodie, too (yet I bought mine with my own money on Ebay for $50). Not to mention a Juicy makeup case, t-shirt, and charm bracelet. But this was different - every clique had at least two girls with the same color Juicy. Then, it got worse - every single pair of Ugg boots were REAL. That is automatically wasting $220 or so. Crazy.... And when I wore a random velour zip up one day, they automatically asked if it was Juicy. I told them no. They were ready to say how cute it was, but they didn't because it wasn't worth $88.

Where has all the individuality gone? I applaud all the girls who decide not to waste $100 on plain sweaters that everyone else has! Don't use up your parent's money! Buy something unique and different from everyone else! That is what real fashion is! Not only have I been noticing Juicy sweats everywhere, but black Northface fleece jackets have become pretty popular, too. I'm not going to criticize those, because I own a lot of fleeces from Northface, and they keep me really warm during the winter. But still, I am the only girl in my school that owns two peacoats (one which I bought at Goodwill for $11). Converse and Vans took over the school last year - as well as Abercrombie and Hollister this year. Don't get me started on those stores again! Fashion is all about expressing yourself - you should take charge and start a new trend, don't follow the silly ones that swallow up your money! That's my life lesson for you today! :) Happy shopping!

.::LaUrEn ThE iT gIrL::.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

12/26/06: I Told You I'd Have Three Posts Today (Grandma Dakota)

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Mark Twain

Hahaha. I love that quote mucho! Have you seen Dakota Fanning's new Marc Jacobs ad? She looks more like Grandma Dakota than a 12 year old! Seriously - the frilly lace and bonnets make her look pretty bad, but the face she makes - more like Psychopathic Grandma Dakota! (sorry Dakota!) Oh well, Marc Jacobs has done better. I guess having a petite 12 year old for his ad campaign wasn't the most brilliant idea he's ever had. :)

12/26/06: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

"I know people say Ugg boots are out of fashion, but these boots are so cozy!" - Coleen Mcloughlin

Brrrrr. It's cold outside. Banana Republic is having a sale, and these drop dead beautiful winter white skinny cords are on sale for $44.99. They come in various whites and browns. I love how they paired them up with Uggs! Just like the above quote states, many people think Uggs are ugly and out of style. I personally think that $150 is too much to spend on the boots just because they are the original "Uggs." They aren't ugly - they're practical, and better for your feet than the other knockoff kinds like Bearpaw and Emu. Look at the ones above, with the flowers. They're by Ugg Australia, but $200. (cough up the money!)
They are sooooooooo cute. Maybe the plain old tan short Uggs aren't that appealing to fashionistas, but if you opt for a cuter pair that not many people have, you are being fashionable!

I was just on the Free People website, and there are even more cute things that would look positively snazzy with Uggs (and any other shoe). This skirt is on sale and absolutely positively a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It reminds me of a little swedish girl's skirt, just shorter! Brown legwarmers or knee socks would add to the excitement of this charming ensemble - as well as a white embroidered blouse, leather vest, and chunky light pink or brown cable knit sweater. Winter is my favorite time of year - not only because you get to cozy up with a cup of cocoa, but because fashion wise - it's all about layering!
.::Lauren the It Girl::.

12/26/06: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

"Punk was just a way to sell trousers." - Malcom McLaren

Don't you just adore this Free People sweater? When I first saw this on the Urban Outfitters website, it was love at first sight! The cozy print reminds me of hot chocolate and reindeer, even though Christmas has come and gone (boo-hoo).
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. Santa was very generous this year. My biggest present under the tree was a pair of Seven for All Mankind bootcut jeans. I absolutely love love love them! I know, they're a splurge ($143, gasp!) but it is totally worth it! If you are looking for a pair of flattering, soft, stretchy jeans to fit a curvy body, Sevens are for you! Actually, I'm wearing mine as I write! Other presents I received were a Juicy Couture makeup case, makeup, 12 pairs of socks, two Delia*s thermals, 3 books, (including the highly anticipated New Moon by Stephenie Meyer) and a big stuffed dog that looks remarkably like my Goldendoodle puppy. Oh, and this year was a good money year - basically every relative I have gave me money - a total of $250 cash, $50 gift card, and $25 Sephora gift card! Pretty snazzy, huh?
I hope some people took my Holiday Gift Guide into consideration. :) I haven't posted for like, 19 days or something, so I hope this post makes up for all the time missed - I'll probably post two or three times today. Well, have a belated Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

12/7/06: 15 Best Places to Shop at a Reasonable Price

"I don't design clothes, I design dreams." - Ralph Lauren

Now if you love to spend your dough on designer duds, then don't waste your time reading this post. If you are the kind of person like me, who is always looking for a good deal, this is the post for you! Coming soon to this post are the top 15 places to shop at for a reasonable price. I'm asking teens at my school where they shop and why. This weekend, I'll update this post with all the 15 stores, online and at your mall, where you can find totally wicked deals.
1. Urban Outfitters
2. Abercrombie and Fitch
3. Nordstroms B.P.
4. Old Navy
5. Delia*s
6. Alloy
7. Shop Intuition
8. American Eagle Outfitters
9. Forever 21
10. H&M
11. J. Crew
12. Victoria's Secret
13. Express
14. Macy's Juniors
15. Thrift shops/vintage stores!!!

.::Happy Shopping::.

Monday, December 4, 2006

12/4/06: Those Jolly Old Times When Everyone Drinks Hot Cocoa

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

What a wonderful worrrrrrrld..... I'm humming the tune of that lovely holiday song I'm singing in my school choir. This reminds me that the holidays are coming and going, so I better make the most of them, and you should, too! Whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa, you need to find the best presents for your family and friends. (Remember - best does not always mean expensive!) This is why I'm finishing up my presents posts for those of you who are gift-giving challenged! Here's part 2 and 3, wrapping up this lovely series....

Part 2: The Family

the 'rents: you love 'em oh so dearly, and they would surely appreciate the gift of chicks or a sheep in their name for a poor family in Guatemala or Africa. Go to to learn more information about buying an animal for a needy family in your family's name.
the brother: no clue what to get your bro? he might appreciate a t-shirt if his wardrobe is lame! I like this "Lets Hug It Out" tee from Urban Outfitters, $17.99,
the sister: your a girl, she's a girl, you probably know what your sis likes and hates. I know I like this cute manicure lap desk, and if she's a girly girl, she'll love it too! from Pbteen,

Part 3: You!!!

This is the fun part: Browse these websites and you'll be sure to find something you'd like for yourself:
(cute clothes at reasonable prices!)
(for the inner designer goddess)
(classy and cute)
(awesome possum decor for your pad)
(i love nordstroms, don't you?)
(kind of expensive for what it is, but it's kind of like your grandma's attic)
(good for cds and books)
(great ideas for yourself and others, and they have categories such as Sporty Teen Girl, Fashion Obsessed Teen Girl, etc.)

Have fun with holiday gift shopping! It shouldn't be stressful!

-Over and out-

Saturday, December 2, 2006

12/2/06: December Dreams....

“Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women” - Elsa Schiaparelli

23 days until Christmas... What do you want? If your in a present buying funk, here are some ideas for gifts to give to others, and gifts for yourself:

Part 1:

The Best Friend
Sweet, daring, and always there for you, your best friend deserves something to show her that you love the way she is.
For beauty queens: Vera Wang Princess 1 oz. Eau de Toilette $52, Sephora
For fashionistas: Delia*s Solid Abby Thermal $24.50
For athletes: Flax Art Sigg Water Bottles $22.95
For techies: $30 iTunes Gift Card, $30 at Apple stores
For bookworms: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, $10,
Wrap the present up in a cute personalized stocking from Pbteen, about $25,

Part 2: The Family, will be in the next post as wells Part 3: You!!!

.::HaPpY sHoPpInG::.