Friday, July 6, 2007

7/6/07: I'm Leaving on A Jet Plane

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” - Coco Chanel

Tomorrow at exactly 7:00 a.m. I will be jetting off to Colorado attend church camp in the Rockies. I'm very excited for the adventures to come - hiking up 14000 ft. mountains in the Collegiate Range, repeling down 300 ft. cliffs, white water rafting, biking, and horseback riding, but I am also sad. I'll miss quite a few things. Blogging and the internet, for instance, my dog, my family, a cozy, comfortable bed, normal food (camp food is absolutely disgusting), and Starbucks, of course.

I'll be back on August 6th, and hopefully Teen Fashion Bible will be up and running again by the 7th or 8th. Later, alligators!

- Lauren

p.s. Just a bit of inspiration for you (relating to travel)

To me, Amelia Earheart is a fashion inspiration. I love old pictures of her in leather bomber jackets, aviator goggles or glasses, and fun head pieces and scarves. Try some pieces such as a scarf around your neck and a brown leather jacket with skinny pants, topped with a pair of aviator glasses, you'll look just like an old-time woman pilot!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

7/3/07: Make Sure to Salute Old Navy

“Happy, happy fashion - there is not much more to it than that." - Marc Jacobs

In many places in the United States (usually wealthy areas), Old Navy is considered "tacky and cheap." I tend to disagree. In the past few years, Old Navy has vamped up their style with fabulous dresses, flashy shoes, to-die-for accessories, trendy jean styles, and lots of cute screen tees. I remember going into Old Navy just to find a lot of shirts that read in small letters "Old Navy." Now, whenever my mom and I take a trip to our local outdoor mall, we stop there religiously, just like we do Target. I love the price range - fits my budget, and you can get a lot of use out of the things you buy. Here are my top picks for this summer at Old Navy:

I love the flirty floral pattern of this linen babydoll dress. You can dress it up or down, and either way it looks fabulous. $29.50
With peep-toe being so popular this year, Old Navy does a great job with these little wedges. The braiding and the pattern make this shoe stand out. $12.99

I absolutely adore this vintage-inspired cream cami with quirky buttons and just the right amount of ruffles. This light, airy piece can be considered a staple in any teen fashionista's wardrobe. $19.50

Yet another crochet tank, yet this one adds a splash of color in this dazzling color called "Artic Ocean." I could see this one paired with crisp white flare jeans and a geometric-patterned headscarf with a gold chain necklace and bangles. $19.50

And on our preppy, laid back days, consider one of Old Navy's striped polos. If comfort is your style-mood of the day, how about a pair of denim cut-off shorts or white bermudas, cute pearl studs, and a pair of kelly green or navy flats?

Do you think Old Navy has vamped up their style in the past few years?

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?