Denim with a Twist

Now that winter will soon be over, I am pretty sure that you have also started going through your stuff, looking for outfits that you can mix and match. One of them would be your favorite pair of denim shorts to wear. If that is not you, I guess that’s me then.

The thought of being able to show off those toned legs yet again is really something to look forward to however, your regular denim shorts might need a serious reinvention as the fashion world has recreated your favorite pair to add more glam and spunk to it.

It seems I have been seeing a lot of shorts being glammed out. Studded shorts are the latest fashion trend to invade every retail store this season. I did a studded shorts search on the shopping app resultly and got a ton of results. Check them out here.

Some of you might say that this trend is not for you because it might too flashy or too punk for you when you really are not a fan of that music. Don’t close your doors just yet. What about reading this article from Diva Village. The writer has given tips on how you can rock the studded shorts even if you are not a punk music fan.

You do not need to be a hard-core metal music fan to like this style. I don’t think the music was even the inspiration for this look. However, if you are still worried that you will not be able to carry this with enough flair, why not start off just having studs on the lining of your pockets like this short worn by Kylie Jenner.

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She paired it off with a cropped shirt, a very high ponytail and sling bag. The ensemble is actually a bit bland but the studs on her shorts gave the outfit an edge.

If you think you can now wear more studs, try out this Topshop studded shorts.
It can be paired with a cropped top or a shirt that is tucked in. It is important to show off the studs because what is the point of wearing one if you do not flaunt it right?

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Now, don’t fret if you do not have the legs for this short. You can wear a pair of stockings underneath or tights and finish off your look by wearing your sneakers or oxford shoes (if you end up wearing it with stockings).

Another dilemma you might have is, you have invested in a few pairs of denim shorts back then and do not want them to be put to waste. If you have a pile, why not try studding your shorts yourself? I have found this video in Youtube giving you a step-by-step tutorial on how to get it done, check it out here:

Believe me, your shorts will never be the same again.

Canvas Backpack: A camping essential

If you’re planning on taking a camping trip with friends or family anytime soon, or not soon, you’re going to want a canvas backpack. I just got back from a trip to Yellowstone, and let me know you was it spectacular. We had amazing weather, so I didn’t need to worry much about the things I packed, just left them in the car and didn’t think about them till we got back to it.

Every trip I take, I do my research into the weather for that location’s time of year, what I need to take, how long I’m going, etc, etc. I talk with other frequent campers and take note of any recommendations they might have. I thought that by now I’d make a list of all the must-have items and tools you’ll need for any camping trip you take.

1. Poncho
This one might be a given, but I can’t tell you how many times I or other campers I’ve met have left it behind. Weather can be so unpredictable, especially at campgrounds which tend to vary in size, height, etc, so a poncho should be at the top of your list every time with a spare always in your bag.

2. A pocket knife
Whether you’re cooking up dinner or you need to cut a knot, you are going to need a pocket knife. It’s not only a necessary essential for surviving in the wilderness, but it’s also a great means of protection. You can find a few of my favorites here:

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3. Advanced bug spray
I’m not talking about the bug spray you spray during a Sunday afternoon baseball game. I’m talking deep woods bug spray. You never know what kind of creepy crawlers you might find where you’re located and it’s better to be safe than sorry, believe me. I definitely recommend getting one with anti tick, as those are very common in most areas.

4. Last but certainly not least, da da da dunnnn… a canvas backpack. This is the perfect thing to carry all of the above mentioned in, as each of these items should be taken with you during hikes and explorations. The reason I’d vote canvas over any other materials is that it’s lightweight and won’t make your back sweat like most other materials do. They also tend to have a ton of pockets at various sizes which is super helpful for fitting all your items. I’ve found a few that I really like and a few that I don’t really like, but here are my top picks:

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So there ya have it campers! The top things you need with you for any camping trip. Have fun and stay safe.



My Crazy Adventure in Platform Booties

The other night I went out in my brand new platform booties. I have been looking for this exact pair for months and I finally found them!! They are one of my favorite brands, Elizabeth and James, and they are furry, black, and perfect. Here’s a link to the shoes if you are looking for a pair:

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As you can see they are black lace up, with a medium size heel, but a little bit of a platform to even everything out. And look at that fur- it keeps your ankle super warm if you’re wondering. Anyway, lets get to the good part of my story (besides showing you these fabulous platform booties).  So, the other night, (I believe it was a Friday), I was out for one of my best friends birthday’s. We probably spent a few hours getting ready/ drinking wine/ dancing to music. Well the outfit and makeup took a while, but I knew exactly which booties to wear!

We ended up going to our favorite restaurant for dinner and then headed to my friend’s favorite bar after- no other than Brother’s. They have a Brother’s around every campus in the midwest. We were having such a good time in the bar. All our friends from the theatre department ended up making their way over once their auditions were over. The night started to get a little messy when one of my friends went overboard with her drinks. She asked a janitor who worked at the bar to get a her a drink. When he refused she burst into tears and asked him if it was because she was too young. He simply explained that he was a janitor and was not legally able to serve anyone drinks. In her drunken stooper she believed this to be him rejecting her because she looked too young (even though she was of age). And she continued to sob as we were trying to helplessly comfort her.

As the night moved on my friends started to slowly disperse in small groups. And of course, some drunk frat boy ended up spilling his drink all over my new platform booties!! The fur was stained with this gross blue concoction. I was so infuriated that I wanted to go back home. It was already the end of the night pretty much so I decided it was time to go anyway.

As I was making my way home, more like racing back home, I accidentally slipped in the snow. At least the snow was soft, but I slid my entire hand against the brick wall to try to catch my fall. My hand was a little bloody, but nothing serious. As I was trying to get up this cute boy came up to me and helped me up, and even walked me home- and we are now dating :)

As for the shoes, I was able to get them fixed, but I decided to buy some more sturdy shoes for the winter. Here’s an adorable pair that i just bought from Bloomingdales.

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I love these boots because they are super stylish, but VERY sturdy. Trust me, I tested these out and they are definitely snow/weather/slip proof. I also found some other great snow-proof and cute booties here!

Leather dress biddies

Yo, yo, yo, what up ladies! T-bone here. First off I want to give a shout to my boy Mo for letting me chill here. Sports’s cool and all, but for reals. Okay so why am I writing this? Cuz I’m here to tell you ladies whats up. LEATHER DRESSES. Damn, yous look hot when you wear them. Can I get a holla for a player? Keep on keeping on that that. I mean look.

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She looks fine! If you want to get my attention leather dresses are where its at. I dude, and I like fashion so I know what I’m talking about ladies. Just keep on wearing that leather.  So sexy!

Here is the part where I tell you a good place to shop for leather dresses. Its called resultly, and they have tons!!!!!!!!! So like go buy one and where it out to the club.

So one time I saw this hot little biddy who was looking hella fine in a leather dress. Like she had the face of an angel, and that sweet sweet body was banging in her tight leather dress. Like straight up dime piece. Real quality hottie. I totally got her attention and we danced, as you do at a club. Man, she could move.  You know what I mean, I showed off my sweet dancing skills. Them other girls at the club were okay, but none of them were wearing leather dresses. I guess thats what her stand out so much.

The club is banging,  you need to go to a club. I always yelp it. that shit is always right! As I was sayin this girl was hella fine. I asked her name, and she said Issa. Damn, how exotic. What a fine name for a fine lady right? Well Issa had some friends who were also hell a fine. All of them were wearing leather dresses. Thats weird right bro? But they all looking smoking so whatever. I partied the entire night with Issa and her hot friends.

Mo, I win. My life is cooler than yours so you owe me. I won the bet I had a better night. Sorry boi but you lose. So now you owe me taco bell and I’m getting a crunch wrap supreme and doritos locos tacos.

So ladies, keep on wearing thos sexy leather dresses. I’m about to be out. Time for so FREE taco bell. Hit me up if you want some since I’m not buying. Wish I felt bad Mo, but yous about to spend all your monies on taco bell for me and the ladies in leather!

T-Bone out!

Flowers to go

As what Project Runway host and well known model Ms. Heidi Klum always says “As you know in fashion, one day you are in– the next day you are out”. It is very much the same with today’s fashion, a trendy item may either be a Fashion or just another Fad sometimes it’s hard to determine which one is which especially if you are just new in the fashion world. Here are some few tips how to spot a trendy item, spotting an item twice or thrice on different places used by different people may be a coincidence. But once you see them being worn by two to three big celebrities or fashion icons, you have seen them being available or being highlighted on two, three or more fashion brands, fashion stores or online markets or stores you are real sure that that item is the “hot cake” or the trending item! Like the trend of floral backpack, it did not take me a lot of time to notice that this is next big thing. Finally, a fashion trend that you can take with you on a hike! Perfect, sporty and flirty.

I am browsing my favorite app, Resultly. The bag is now available on many fashion brands, to name some are brands such as Jansport, Victoria’s Secret and Hollister. They are offering them with variety of structures, colors and designs. Find something that suites your style and personality, they are also offering them in wide price ranges where you can find a perfect bag that suits your budget. Here are some of my favorites.

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We have always known that printed and patterned shoulder bags, messengers bags, bowling bags, doctor’s bag, tote bags, clutch bags, gym bags and all the kinds of bags have always been a part of fashion dating back many years or decades ago, but they are making their way again to the fashion scenes. Well known fashion designers and artists have taken a different way – a way beyond their traditional floral designs, traditional stripes, traditional checkered patterns and other patterns or shapes to give today’s generation a variety of bag choices that will provide an edgier and more unique fashion approach on bags. They have been experimenting with different patterns of stripes, floral, aztec, camouflage and all other patterns for many seasons each year, and each of their design continues to get their own spotlight in the fashion scene.

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This upcoming spring/summer is the most perfect time to march a little bit out of our comfort zones; you can be inspired with these bags from some of the well known fashion brands from Stella Mc Cartney and Betsy Johnson.

Flatform Sandals

Yo, have you heard of flatform sandals? Well, you are about to. These sweet kicks will add some major flavor to your style. It is time to have some fun with your wardrobe. From bright colors to funky designs I’ve got you covered. They are surprisingly comfortable too. Perfect for recreational activities while looking good. Flatform sandals are where its at. Get on board with this crazy trend or you’ll be left behind.

I found a sick site to search all sorts or flatform sandals. It is called Resultly and I’m supes into it. Just like yeah, so many great search results from so many sweet stores. Check them out here: Check out my picks below. You will thank me later. Even if you don’t its cool because I know I am helping you. Yeah. Peace.

Satin Flatform Sandals

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Add some major height to your look with these killer satin flatform sandals from Forever 21. They have a huge selection. request_type=search&search_type=keyword&q=flatfrom%20sandals&l=flatfrom%20sandals, but I’m really loving these blue blue and black ones. I can’t get over how cool these would look with a mini skirt. These will for sure cause quite the commotion when you wear them. Perfect for the sexy sedgy girl.

Leather Flatform Sandals

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Ahhhhh! These flatform sandals are sweet. That green heel is killer and I’m obsessed with them. These sick kicks are from East Dane. Love them. Need them now. I would totally rock these with black skinny jeans or even light washed skinnies. They will totally complte my wardrope. Okay, well not complete, but you know they will be a great addition. I just can’t wait to wear them. LOVE!!!!

Metallic Flatform Sandals

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH they are so coooool. They look super space age and modern. How cool. Like I don’t know how I would wear them but I totally would. Maybe with a white mini skirt or denim shorts. They are from ASOS, which also by the way has a great selection. Totally found these on resultly though. Do you think they would look good with jeans? maybe a dress? I cold totally rock these with a black dress. I still can’t even right now. These kicks are just so SICK. I MEAN KILLER. I’ve died and gone to shoe heaven. You know what they say “All shoes go to heaven.” Or was that dogs. I think that is a movie “All Dogs Go to Heaven” pretty sure it is.

Well that was a fun little  tangent, but I think one thing is clear, flatfrom sandals are the shit. They are just to legit to quit. So yeah. Peace and love.