Friday, January 4

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Welcome to 2008, Wannabe's! I hope you all had the opportunity to ring in the new year in style, as my roommate and I definitely did. We threw a fantastic black and white party, too cute! How was your night?

As tradition, I made a few resolutions for the new year. There was the same, to eat less fast food, and something new. I resolve to drop "college student style" and pick up something of my own. Although I'd say I have a sense of style, I seem to leave it all behind when I come to college in favor of T-shirts and jeans. Perhaps it's because I'm in a small town, and shopping here is harder than properly pronouncing Givenchy. Alas, no more excuses. The fashion world is mine.

Did you make a style resolution?

Monday, December 10

All I Want for Christmas.. a fabulous pair of slouchy flat boots!!

It's hard enough finding flat boots on their own, but add in the perfect slouch and gorgeous textures we've been seeing a lot of, and this search is near impossible.

However, there is hope! As one who is in total opposition to UGGS regardless of the time of year, I present to you an alternative. Behold, my list of amazing flat boots for amazing prices!

These canvas starburst boots are not quite as tall as I prefer, but check out that slouch! They're yours, from Urban Outfitters for only $58.00.
Hardcore! Ride in style with Alloy's $39.50 leather flat boot, pair with grey tights and a cute mini for New Years.

These $34.99 gray slouch boots from Target are absolutely perfect, I think I may actually head out today to see if they're as wonderful as they look online! Tuck your skinny jeans into these boots for an instant of-the-moment look.

What's better than the perfect slouch? Straps! I'm in love with these babies from Steve Madden, $103.96.

A few tips for happy boot wearing:
-Ankle boots always, always look best with tights! Switch up the usual black opaque and opt for a cool gray or (bonus!) purple instead.
-Boots can be tricky. If they are big around your calves, tuck skinny jeans into them.
-To offset a way-too-cutesy outfit, choose boots with a some serious hardware, like the Steve Madden boots above, and add a matching headband.
-If your boots are the focal point of your outfit, keep the rest simple so as not to overdo it.

You are officially ready to stomp out in style, so get walking!

Monday, November 26

I'm back! And with Serena style..

Hey guys, long time no blog!

I'm home from school for the winter holidays and ready to blog. And what better way to kick things off than a look for less, Gossip Girl style?

I absolutely adore Blake Lively, and even more, her character Serena on Gossip Girl. I've actually found myself transitioning into her laid-back style when I shop! So, how can we Wannabe's imitate her down-to-earth style without an Upper East Side pocketbook? Check it out, I'll show you, with a little section I'll call:

What would Serana do?

Here's a look for Around the Town:

To get Serena's effortless, down-to-earth look,

Start with a cozy button-up cardigan from Forever21, $29.80
Add dark denim shorts, $9.99 from
Grab a sassy bubble tank from Urban Outfitters, on sale for $11.99 (my pick: grey!)
Flat boots from Baker's, $89.95
And a cute parachute bag from SJP's line Bitten, at Steve and Barry's for $9.95

Stay tuned for more great bargains, especially as the holidays approach! I'm sorry for the hiatus but I hope to be back for many more blogs to come.

Tuesday, October 2

Britney Loses Custody

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Brit, the world has adored you ever since your days in the Mickey Mouse Club.

Those days are long, long gone.

The second the razor touched your head, we knew this was a new, scary Britney era. The paparazzi never left your side. Your face, kids and ex-husband were constantly in the news. But we were rooting for you the whole time.

Even through your comeback.. which actually set you back further than I'd like to admit.

You knew you were under review for custody. So tell me, Brit Brit, why the hardcore partying ways? Why the drug allegations? Clubbing right after court?

I hate to say it, but K-Fed almost deserves the children (even though he's likely mainly in it for the child support) after her downward spiral.

Check the juicy details here.. if you dare.

Wednesday, September 5

White After Labor Day

It's time to revolt!

I refuse to pack away my white mini dresses, especially when they look so cute with opaque tights!

Here's some background history:
The "no white after Labor Day" rule began with white shoes, where off-white would become the color of choice after the holiday. But then white shoes in general were deemed unfashionable, leading an entire tirade against the color, and the lightweight fabric it is usually found in, mainly by people who originally had no idea what "no white after Labor Day" even meant.


Sound the alarm, it's time for some fashion mayhem.

Start off small by carrying a white accessory or two, such as this $19.99 white hobo from Target.

Break the rules with this white t-shirt dress from Banana Republic, only $19.99. Why not rock this over a pair of dark skinny jeans or black leggings? Throw in some metallic accessories to look instantly pulled together.
And commit the ultimate faux pas with these (gasp!) white patent slingbacks from Guess, $47.99.

But please, rebellious fashionistas, carry a Tide to Go pen.. just incase. Stained white is never acceptable!

The Wannabe

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Sale!

Wow.. what a birthday weekend! I'll make up for the lack of posting with this one severely good piece of news:

Labor Day sale at!

Now is the absolute perfect time to get designer duds on the cheap.. and I mean CHEAP! Take a peek at the coats for a few of the best deals I have ever seen on Bluefly.

This double breasted Michael Kors trench is originally $160. Bluefly is selling it for $69.99, but you can currently snag this beauty for $55.99!

White not your type? I adore this funky Diesel zip up, original retail at $250 and currently selling for $71.99.

Bluefly, I bow down to you, oh givers of designer goods to those of us lacking a celebrity budget! It's almost time to pile on the layers, and now we can do so.. stylishly, of course!

The Wannabe

Thursday, August 30


If there's one part of my beauty routine that I can not do without, it's perfume. I feel self-concious all day if I forget! However, I don't believe that many people use the power of smell to their advantage. How many times has a friend told you about a great perfume, only to find it doesn't work well with your chemistry (or maybe hers?) Too often, if you ask me! has long been a black hole of procrastination. On a recent visit, I found this perfume quiz that was just so dead-on I had to share! Plus, the quiz results come up with some relatively inexpensive scents, although I believe in splurging a bit in this department.

It may be an old quiz, as all of my results led to dead links, but a quick Google search can help you re-find your scent!

By the way, my top scents were anything kid-like and sweet.. basically, dead on! I wore Escada's "Rockin' Rio" until it discontinued, and currently switch between PacSun's "Tilt" and Elizabeth Arden's "Provocative Woman," for day and night respectively. But I can't wait to get my hands on Armani's "Code" for women!

With a bottle this beautiful, it has to smell good.

What did you get, and do you think you'll try it out? Or, what scents are you currently loving? Would you ever buy a discount perfume or order online?

By the way- it's my birthday tomorrow! I may not post, but I'll try :D

The Wannabe