February 28, 2014

Finding Clothing for Extra Petite Women - No Alterations Needed!

      As Tim Gunn said in a fairly recent Refinery29 article, the fashion industry frequently fails to meet the needs of very petite women and more curvy women. While I'm not extremely petite, I'm significantly more petite than the average sized woman in the US. Ideally, I don't want to buy clothing only to spend more money to take it to a tailor to make it fit properly on me. If you're petite like me and have trouble finding clothing small enough for you, take a look below for the list of brands that I love after the jump!

February 25, 2014

My Travel Makeup Train Case

      I'm flying back to New York next week and have started slowly gathering my products for the journey back. I still remember the days where I used to put all my makeup in a gallon zip-lock bag (eek!), but as I started to purchase more expensive products I knew I had to kick the zip-lock storage habit to the curb. There are many retailers that offer makeup cases, but they lack organization. I wanted a makeup case where I could store my makeup in an organized manner rather than just throwing it all in at once. Fortunately I found the most perfect train case for my needs - enter the Muji makeup box.

February 23, 2014

The Battle of the Home Decor Flash Sale Sites & a Dirty Little Secret

  The New York City apartment I share with my boyfriend is a clean slate - totally unfurnished, white walls throughout, and newly polished wood floors. When it comes to furnishing the place, like every young professional couple who is just starting out, there is this eternal battle between spending more money in pieces that will last or reverting back to the college years where the entire apartment is furnished by Ikea. Obviously at this point in my life where my college years are long past me and I've finished graduate school, the young adult side of me prefers not to have an entire apartment furnished by Ikea (not that I don't love Ikea I do, but instead I prefer it in smaller doses now-a-days). Which brings us again to the age old question again - to splurge or not to splurge? I'm actually in the middle - I'm always on the lookout for deals that give me the "best bang for my buck," and a quick Google search lead me to flash sale home goods & decor sites.

February 22, 2014

Celine on a Budget - My Vintage Celine Box Bag

   For many fashion lovers out there who are on a strict budget, it can be hard to shell out your hard earned money for this season's latest "it bag" especially if the new season's it bag is over $3,000. So what's a girl to do? Well, luckily for us, fashion is cyclical and builds on the trends of the past. A perfect example is the much coveted  Celine Box Bag. It is entirely possible to get an authentic Celine box bag at only a fraction of the price!