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Trend Alert!: Black is the new….Black? November 15, 2010

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Hello lovelies!

So, last week I had the opportunity to leave the boring town of Muncie, In. and venture to a place where fashion is at the forefront and the wind blows in every which direction….that’s right, the windy city itself, Chicago, Il.! Even though I’m studying to be a journalist, my minor just happens to be fashion, which allowed me to participate in the fashion department’s annual trip to Chicago to attend seminars on all things fashion at the Art Institute of Illinois, all courtesy of the Fashion Group International.

Included were seminars on the design and fashion merchandising business, even a class on fashion reporting and how important fashion magazines are. The events of the day were all followed up by a student fashion show! Now, the seminars weren’t the only interesting thing to come up during the two-day conference; the abundance of unique fashions of the girls (and guys) there was just as inspiring, and may I add jaw-dropping!

Aside from the plethora of girls fighting to walk in their “too small” and “too high” heels, a fashion trend that was recurring throughout the conference was black, black, and more black! I know black is sophisticated and chic, but apparently it’s fall’s new color!

Many of the outfits included things like black patterned tights, black heels or boots, black high-waisted skirt mixed with a colored top and then topped off with a black leather Bomber jacket or blazer. I couldn’t help but be inspired by the different styles that could come from one simple color.

Check out these celebrities adding sophistication and edgyness with their high-waisted skirts. The Olson twins are the queens of black in the fashion world!

Between the pairings of chunky jewelry and fabulous handbags, most of these girls looked runway ready with a little edge to them. I can honestly say I have been wearing more black now and like the simplicity of it all. Because it’s so easy to pair that crazy colorful necklace you have sitting at the bottom of your jewelry container, or even wear that handbag that will go with nothing else.

With black, possibilities are endless! It’s slimming, looks chic, and you can add the craziest colors for a little something fun….and apparantly is the new trend for fall! So don’t miss out and open up your closest and go experiment with different edgy styles!!

Until next time…LOVES



Take a Walk in TOMS Shoes November 3, 2010

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Hello lovelies! Today’s blog is over something I have been wanting to cover for a while now and something that has had a big impact on college campuses around the country for the past year. It’s the One-for-One Movement called TOMS Shoes. Now, whether you’ve heard of the company, seen ads online, seen the shoes in stores or NEVER heard of the company, I’m here to tell you it’s an amazing company that gives back to world.

For those of you who don’t know…TOMS shoes is a shoe company that for every one pair of shoes that you buy, they give a pair to a child or adult in need from a different country. The company was started by Blake Mycoskie, when he traveled to Argentina and realized how many children walked around with no shoes, preventing them from attending school everyday. He then created a company that grew into something huge and has since been on numerous “shoe drops” to various countries around the world to help people in need.

Here's some examples of TOMS shoes. They usually run between $45-$70 in price. But remember...You're buying 2 pairs of shoes for someone in need!!

This company has sparked lots of interest in young college students because of the neat style of the shoes and because of the ability to make a change in the world by just buying a pair of shoes. I currently have one pair and intend on buying more in the future! Blake Mycoskie also recently came to my college (BSU) and discussed his journey to us and I can honestly say everyone in that room was truly inspired by him.

It is amazing to see such a stylish idea turn into something that not only benefits the fashion world, but also turns it around into something good for the world, as well. By just buying a pair of shoes, I feel like I’m making a difference. Not to mention how amazing they would look with any of your Joey Eric purchases! 🙂 They are easy to pair with any outfit!

Even celebrities are getting in on the action…people like Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley, and Joe Jonas have been supporters of wearing the shoes.

I recently did a multimedia slideshow for my school’s magazine website about TOMS shoes and how people on college campuses are getting involved! So take a look by clicking this Link.

I encourage everyone to buy a pair or just read more about the movement that is TOMS shoes! They are cute, stylish, and for a good cause! They are offered in men and women’s styles…perfect Christmas gift! 🙂

Until next time…LOVES