Sunday, November 28, 2010

Italian Fashion Question 4 - Vieni A Ballare In Puglia

To all of you who answered my past Italian Fashion Questions or just left a comment - Thank You!! :) 

I am very excited to go to Rome to study Italian art and culture and learn more about Italian language and the Italian people and their traditions. the same time - I want to partaaaay. No, not go out and get blackout drunk everyday like a crazy college kid. I want to go out and absorb the actual nightlife of Roma! 

Which leads me to 
Question 4: What is there to do at night in Rome? When you go out at night what is your favorite thing that you do for fun? What do you typically wear when you go out? 

When I went to Rome the second time I went with my friends to a couple of clubs and it was a ton of fun! The thumping house music with no words got really old pretty fast, but it was still a good time. 
Blurry Danciiiiiiiiinnnnggggg

My friend with two of the locals who REALLY wanted me to take their picture. They were nice boys, but silly.
 I will have an entire semester to explore the nightlife of Rome (safely of course!) so if you have any particular favorite place to go, let me know! It doesn't even have to be a club, it can be a theater, library, restaurant - anywhere! Whatever you love to do in Rome or the place you loved when you went that one time, tell me and I will be forever grateful!

p.s. Just discovered the music of Caparezza. The title of this blog post comes from one of his songs. He's great! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Chapter 23: The Yule Ball - Part 1

Just when I thought that I was about to go crazy with all of the school assignments, study abroad preparations, car issues, summer internship worries, and more - a facebook message came to me.

What did it say??

My school is going to have a Yule Ball on December 4th. That's right - straight out of Chapter 23 of Harry-Freakin-Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A Yule Ball in The Great Hall. (Yes, my school has a Great Hall...I swear I live at Hogwarts of the South). I'm SUPER excited.

I wish I had tons of dinero to buy new dress robes or a new dress for that matter - but my old, fancy dress and polyvore will have to do the trick. I'll be creating looks based off of the different Hogwarts houses and their colors for the next few blog posts on what I would wear!

First up -

The Yule Ball Slytherin

Rachel Gilbert - Pearla Silver Sequin Evening Gown

When I take Hogwarts House Sorting quizzes I often get either Slytherin or Gryffindor. I love the symbolism of the snake from the Slytherin house and from Voldy and the Death Eaters so I decided to do it first. I fell head over heels in love with this emerald green Dolce and Gabbana dress and I think it would be really cool the Death Eaters ring. The super sparkly Rachel Gilbert dress also caught my eye. I think that dress with a green clutch would be wonderful. 
What is your favorite Hogwarts House? What would you wear to a Yule Ball?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Keep Moving Forward

Gaaah! Classes + car accident + internship applying + lack of time to eat + registering for abroad classes + work (two jobs) = Super Tired & Emo Me.

But fortunately Minnie Muse at Forever 21 came today. Check it out!! I might get some retail therapy from the collection later...

Let me know which pieces are your favorite! I'll show yall if I bought anything soon. :)

Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hey Mambo! Mambo Italiano!

Ciao bella!
Sto practicando mia scrittura di italiano. Mi dispiace se è insatto. Per favore correggermi se lei vuole. Non parlo molto Italiano, ma proverò. :)
Sono solitaria perche la mia roomate non non è qui. È a un Anime Convention. Signora Fortunata!!!
Ho bisogno di comprare un giubbotto. Fa freddo qui!
Oggi sono andato solo una volta a fuori della mia stanza - a mangiare! Ho mangiato il Cinese Hot-Pot stasera. Era delizioso.

What I wanted to say/Translation:
Hey yall! I'm practicing my Italian writing. I'm sorry if it is wrong. Please correct me if you want. I don't speak a lot of Italian, but I'll try. I'm lonely because my roommate is not here. She is at an anime convention. Lucky Lady!!! I need to buy a coat. It's cold here. I went outside my room only once - to eat. I ate Chinese Hot Pot tonight. It was delicious.

I probably got a lot of phrases wrong and translated them in my head too directly. :P  I sound like a noob because I am a noob! I can (attempt to) talk a lot about food, clothing, furniture and personalities. I can also (attempt to) talk in present tense, past tense, and present progressive. Yay skool!

As yall know, I'm obsessed with capes. I found a somewhat affordable cape - and it's Duke Blue(ish). It is not really a coat, but I do like it and I think it may get the job of keepin-me-warm done.

I like this cape too. It is also somewhat affordable and it has more structure than the last one. Wish it was blue though. Meh.

I also found a neat cape dress.
What do you think?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Looking Mousy

Forever 21 is doing a collaboration with Disney!
I'm super excited. It's called Minnie Muse. Here are some pics from the website.

I'm hoping for lots of polkadots and cuteness. I really hope they are selling that jacket with the Kanji for Tokyo in it and that super cute sweater with the 3 Minnie heads. The collection will be out "for the holidays". So I'm guessing soon-ish?

What do you think?

Lookit! - College Fashion


My new post is up on Give it a look, actually give the entire website a look - it's fab!

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Italian Fashion Question 3 - Whether the Weather Is Cold

Once again, to all of you who answered my past Italian Fashion Questions or just left a comment - Thank You!! :) 

I hate being cold. My allergies mess up, my eczema flares up, it makes my skin flakey, and I have to always put on and take off clothes as I walk in and out of buildings. But I guess I gotta suck it up if I'm going to Italy. I read that the average temp in Feb and March is below 65 degrees. Homie don't play that. 

Question 3: What is the weather like in Italy? In particular, what is it like in Winter in Rome? How cold does it get? What do you wear to stay warm?

I guess that means I have to actually invest in a coat. I don't have one! Can you believe it? Well...I do, but it's a furry yet beautiful monstrosity of a coat that does the job, but looks silly. I love it, but I'm going to need another one. I am obsessed with Cape Coats. I have been for a loooong time (see me gush about them here and here) They are pretty prevalent in expensive high fashion brands like Louis Vuitton and Rag and Bone, but the trend did not really catch on for the more affordable labels. So unfortunately every Cape Coat I have seen and fallen in love with is SUPER EXPENSIVE. *sigh* Story of my life. 

You've heard of the term Drama Queen? Well this style- It's a Drama-Coat. I love it!
My favorites are below.

$388 -

280 GBP - ($)454

$745 -


$1,125 -

Alexander McQueen Wool belted cape
$2,735 -
(This one is my FAVORITE! McQueen can do NO WRONG)
Even if you don't live in Italy, please let me know what you do to stay warm in cold weather and not look like a furry monster. I'd really appreciate the tips from yall.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fashion + anime = Fanime - うみねこのなく頃に(Umineko No Naku Koro Ni)

My roommate warned me not to watch this anime. Her reasoning? "It's good, but a total mind-#@!$"
I should have listened.

I must say - I REALLY enjoyed it. But I was like "whaaaaaaaaaaaa???" I sat and watched all 26 episodes in a span of 2 days. I became OBSESSED. I had to finish it. I mean, come ON the theme is in Japanese AND Italian - both of the languages I'm learning. I HAD to watch it.
Essentially it's a murder mystery anime. A boy named Battler Ushiromiya goes to this island with his step mom and dad to meet up with his family. There they discuss the Ushiromiya family fortune and the family head, Kinzo. Well...Kinzo is apparently obsessed with this woman named The "Golden Witch" Beatrice. She has put a curse on the family fortune because Kinzo made a pact with her to obtain it...or well, that's what the legend is. Is she real? Is she fake? That's the point of the show!!!

The way people die in this anime is absolutely gruesome, but I couldn't tear myself away. I HAD to find out if Beatrice was real and if the family was going to be saved from The Curse of The Golden Witch. And it was such a beautifully drawn anime. Beatrice, though evil, was absolutely amazing to look at. I WANT her dress and her school girl outfit. It's too cute. My roommate cosplays and she was one of the characters in Umineko. Her friend who was Beatrice was gorgeousssss. I would wear that dress to class if I had it.
I was bored and polyvored her school girl outfit.
Umineko - Beatrice Sama

If you need a new anime to watch I highly suggest Umineko. Just be's addictive and crazy. But watch it anyway!!! Here is a link to episode one!
Let me know what you think if you have watched it before or if you do watch it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Italian Fashion Question 2 - High Heels and Rome Streets

To all of you who looked at my blog and commented on my first question - Thank you!!! 

I should be studying for the Italian test I have tomorrow, but instead I'm blogging. I mean, technically if I'm researching and blogging about Italy that's studying Italian, right??

Question 2: Is it true that in Italy (In particular Rome) it is hard to walk around in high heels?

Yes, another shoe question, but I really have to keep my suitcase a simple as possible and will be bringing a basic set of clothes and using a lot accessories and shoes to give me different looks. Here are a few pairs that I am currently coveting and a list of where to buy them. 

I already have the shoe on the upper right hand corner of the first picture - a sensible and comfy pair of 3.5 inch heels from Payless. But I REALLY want the shoes on top of the second picture - a HAWT pair of 5 inch Jeffrey Campbell heels...and I already have a pair of JC shoes (see how I bought them here!), but one more pair won't hurt!! Let me know what you think of these shoes.

I remember the second time I went to Rome that I was hobbling in my low heeled boots on the cobblestone streets, but I thought that was because I was clumsy. I mean, now I can RUN in 5 inch stilettos so I figured that I was stumbling because I was a high heel noob (and probably had a bit too much Limoncello to drink hehe). But today I received a guide from students who went abroad to Rome and one of the girls suggested boots, but not so much heels. I really like heels because I am barely 5'3''. But I also like being comfortable.

How bad is it to walk around Rome in heels all day or even for just a night? What's it like? How do you feel about walking around in heels where you live?
Let me know!!! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Italian Fashion Question 1 - Boots

I have been blessed with the AMAZING opportunity to go abroad to Italy in the spring semester. It is only 3 months away so I am planning ahead and trying to figure out what to buy. I do not have a lot of winter clothes or clothes that would not make me look "American" so I am trying to build my wardrobe. Hopefully you can help me! I will be asking questions on my blog and if you know the answer do not hesitate to give me your best answer. I will greatly appreciate it!

Question 1: Is it true that Italian women often wear boots everywhere?

I heard that Italian women LIVE in boots. I love boots, so I am allll for buying a pair or two to walk in around the awesome streets of Roma. If this is true that it is a part of Italian style to wear boots PLEASE let me know. Here is a polyvore clip with many nice pairs that I have found. All under $100. Yay!

Here are links to the shoes above...
Heeled Boho Boot
$100 -
High heel shoes »

Restricted Siren
$70 -
High heel boots »

Charlotte Knee-High Boot
$58 -
High heel boots »

Santiago Strut Boot
$53 -
Ankle boots »

T.U.K. Women's A7815L Knee-High Boot
$70 -
Knee high heel boots »

Let me know what you think of the boots I found! Do you like to wear boots? Do you know anything about Italian or European fashion? Tell me! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Interests in Anthropologie

I love this store. The clothes are a great mix of on trend and classic. There are a variety of well tailored sizes in very nice fabrics. However, the price tag for many of the items is HIGH. We're talking the average dress being $150. Ugh! 

I could not help but wonder why. So I decided to do a bit of research on it...

Fun Fact #1: Anthropologie is owned by Urban Outfitters, Inc which owns Urban Outfitters and Free People. * These are two stores that also do not have low priced items. Yet the items at these stores are cheaper than the things at Anthropologie. Though they are a bit similar in their type and how they are displayed. 

Below are three pics from catalogs: Urban, Anthro, and Free People

Urban Outfitters
Free People

The outfits all look like they could be sold in the same store! Why are the products priced so differently???
Fun Fact #2: This store is marketed as "an aspirational lifestyle brand that offers a unique product assortment featuring women's apparel and accessories, home furnishings, found objects and a diverse array of gifts and decorative items". It is also marketed toward 35 - 45 women who are well educated and have a household income $200,00 a year. Umm what??? 

That's right! Anthro is branded toward older women who have money and lots of it. That is why the dresses and decor are always SO expensive. They believe that their product should be this expensive because the type of people they want to buy their product can actually afford it.**

Yet their catalogs and online websites have young models who are clearly not 35 - 40 year old women. Here is where the real genius comes in. We (being young - and po'- college chicas) see the models wearing the cute clothes. We want cute clothes so we save up every penny of our pay checks to get those cute boots or that flouncy top from Anthro. For example, I'm saving up to buy these boots for Europe...

Boots $248

The 35 - 40 year old women also see the young models wearing the cute clothes. They want cute clothes, but Anthro provides an added bonus: Youth. Young people are modeling the clothes! So the older ladies get to be cute AND young. You have two huge demographics spending their money away. 

Freakin Genius. 

Do you shop at Anthro? What do you think of their marketing scheme?

Let me know in the comments yall!

Sources: For info found at the ** and at the *

Monday, October 18, 2010

Where HAVE you been?

Sorry yall. Junior year is no cakewalk! Plus I'm overloading classes. Instead of taking 4, I'm taking 5. Whyyyy??
However I am getting in some fashion-oriented writing by my internship at I am a Looks on Campus Contributor and I already have one post up here at and will have my second one up by Wednesday. My first one was of a girl who has more of a classic Southern style while the next one was a girl who had on some cute boots and was rockin some really cool mixed prints. Let me know what yall think either here or in the comments section on the website. :) 

I'll do better and start posting again! 
What to see in the next month:
- Packing for study abroad (I'm going to Rome, Italy next semester!!!!!! - Got any advice?)
- Boots I want
- More Looks on Campus. I like taking pictures and sadly I can only do one post per two weeks for CF. I'll put up my extras here

And if I have more time I'll do more.

Later Blogger Babes, 

The Girl With Love on Her Forehead

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finance meets Fashion (kinda)

I am considering a career in finance (along with law, pr, and being a ninja) so when I find news about it AND the fashion world I get all excited (except when I hear about Models and Bottles - ugh and double ugh). 

This picture, however, made me giggle profusely. 
What we see here is the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lloyd Blankfein, wearing a pair of acid wash denim jeggings. I found this lovely photo and the following information from The Cut.

My first reaction was "WTF? NO WAY!!" And my second reaction was "WHO PHOTOSHOPPED THIS?" And yes, it was photoshopped by The Cut. The people at Goldman think that these will be a hawt selling item for the winter/fall season for all levels of clothing sales (luxury, moderately priced, low priced). If only he would actually wear them. (I hope not. I would die of laughter and I have so much more to experience in life!) Now that would be true sign of dedication to the data findings.

I do not apply to this data because I will not be buying any. I don't think that they are a good look for me. 

What do you think of Jeggings? What do you think of this picture? Are you thinking about working and/or actually working in finance or fashion? Let me know!!! 

The Girl with Love on her 4head

p.s. Found the CUTEST widget-turtle. What do you think? 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Go Ahead - Make My Day

Two things that made me SUPER HAPPY. 

1. My shoes came! 
(Remember these?!)

I don't have batteries so I cannot take and show you guys photos of these beauties. However, I will put them up soon! 

2. This picture. 

Have any good news? May the force be with yall too!!

The Girl with Love on her 4head

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Guilt and Gilt

Today before my Financial Accounting class I checked twitter and saw the following...

And I thought - "Oh Yeah! I forgot that Jeffrey Campbell had a Gilt Sale today." 

I am signed up to Gilt, and Ideeli, and Rue La La. I often look to see what they have on sale, but I never actually BUY anything because 
1. I never have enough money
2. When I do have enough money I still cannot justify spending the amount they want me to pay with my meager poor-college-kid money. 


My heart stopped when I saw these...

First, realize that I have been looking for a pair of unique, almost-my-skin-tone, platformed, close toed, roundish/pointy-ish, heels for FOREVER. This shoe actually met ALL of my qualifications! 

Add THAT with the competitive nature of the website...

You have to click on the item and put it in your cart before someone else. If another person has it, you go on "the Wait List" (<-- ugh...smells like college admissions). If they do not purchase it in 10 minutes, you are alerted that it is available. However, you have to be the first to put it in your cart and buy it in 10 minutes. 

Well, I saw them and clicked on the 10 which became sold out a minute later. However I realized I needed a 9. But there was a wait-list for that. I sat there in AGONY for 3-5 minutes, refreshing the page over and over again until the 9 became bold - and I clicked and I WON! 

Victory, Thy name is shoe!!!! 

I get that in reality, it is not REALLY a contest. However being the one to click, keep the shoe in my cart, and buy the last pair of size 9s just made my inner self-centered Cancer sign and prideful Leo sign (I'm a Cancer/Leo cusp girl alllll the way) grin from ear to ear.

So then I had TWO reasons to justify buying the shoes 1. I wanted shoes like that 2. It's totally (not really) a competition - and I won!!!

Add THAT to the price

The price was slashed from $153 to $69. That's an $84 price drop. Jeffery Campbell is one of my favorite brands that I never buy because they are too expensive and TA-DA, a decently priced pair falls in my lap. 

And then you get my justification for making a purchase on Gilt Group!

I am a little worried that I dropped almost $100, no questions asked, in about 5 minutes. I am also a little worried that I had my card number memorized, which means I have been doing a LOT of online shopping to have that sucker known by heart. And I know I should feel a little guilty at spending this money I should save for books. 

But you know what? 

Guilt. Schmilt. Scottish Kilt!!!!

Do you impulse buy? What items are you on the look out for? Have any great Gilt or other similar website stories? Let me know down below lovelies!!!

The Girl with Love on her 4headddd.