Sunday, April 10, 2011

An Orange a Day Keeps the Cold Away..

I have a horribly low-tolerant immune system! I mean, I feel as if I am always getting sick!
This past week I caught a cold and it has lasted a miserable week and is still kickin'!
I have little energy and I have been napping every free moment I get--(which makes for not very productive days)
For this reason, I will be eating an orange a day in hopes to boost my Vitamin C levels as well as help my immune system! I hope this will help.
Title taken from blogger SWEATshirtDRESSshirt, from her title "An apple a day keeps the dermatologist away" :D

What do you all do to help yourselves to stay healthy and not get sick!?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ray Bans

Sifting through Tumblr one day--I found this photo:
Immediately I wanted these glasses! I have browsed around online a little and could not find a thing similiar to these shades.
Then I realized: are these photoshopped? As in, did someone copy and paste this pink bow on the glasses--that could be it to.
Either way it is driving me nuts and if they are real, I would love a pair so if you all have any information, please let me know :)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hot Yoga!

So I have not started yet-- however I am going to try Hot Yoga!
I have definitely heard amazing things and am trying to get myself into serious shape-- also hot yoga, also known as Bikram Yoga encompasses poses/stretches, also known as asanas, that help to improve one's overall emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being as well as help one to sit in meditation for long periods of time. Some of the benefits are also said to include: flexibility, weight loss, stress relief, boost your immune system, help with aches, injuries, and arthritis, and increased athletic performance


I am so, so excited to find a location to do so, however I would love your help on some key items:
1) What to Wear?
Many women where sports bras, however let's face it: I am just not in that kind of shape to be comfortable.
2) What Kind of Mat to Get?
I do not want to spend a lot at all. Also, I have heard one's with a sticky bottom are best because if not, it will move?
3) Water
How much water should I consume before/ after!? I am so bad at drinking the daily amount of water I should and being that you sweat SO much during hot yoga, I want to make sure I am not going to faint or anything
4) Have you tried Hot Yoga?
What did YOU think!?


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucky Magazine, Lucky Me!

I am absolutely obsessed with magazines!

Well.. I was just on Hautelook.com & saw that they were offering a year subscription for 1 year for only $7.97 or something ridiculous like that! (yes, if you hurry it may still be there).

Well after impulsively buying magazines at the grocery store, only more recently realizing that I buy a magazine for $4.00, when I could do subscriptions and get them EVERY month (& I do LOVE to get mail); a subscription is definitely the way to go!
In fact, I even considered buying an IPad in order to save costs on magazines in the long-run (I believe that they offer magazine issues for 99 cents or something) and then I could end up saving money and the IPad would end up paying for itself! Well.. I found out that the IPad required monthly wireless internet payments as well as a hefty $800.00 or so price tag! Nuts! I know they just came out with the IPad II, so maybe eventually I will be able to afford an IPad and figure out the logistics of purchasing magazines on one.
Until then, my lovely Lucky year-long Magazine subscription will do just fine :)

Diane Kruger Covers Lucky Magazine

Do you all have a magazine obsession like me? Which are your favorites?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Prom Season

So for you lovely ladies (and gents) in high school.. prom season is beginning!
Although I am no longer in high school, I can still remember the excitement/stress/fun/etc. that came along with it.
My most favorite part was definitely the dressing up in a beautiful gown and having my hair and make-up done!

I ran across this picture:
Wouldn't this be a cute, though abnoxious-to-take-off way to be asked?

& even though I am no longer in high school.. I also just had to do a scene for acting and it involved the prom! Funny, huh?

Well.. I want to know: What will you be wearing for prom this year!? If you have already been, what was your favorite memory/ what did YOU where?

p.s. I may post some dresses/looks I think would be cute for Prom, so stay posted :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Marc Jacobs Bag: Help Me Find it PLEASE!

Look at this gorgeous bag! I am absolutely in love! However, I have 3 questions for your lovely ladies and gents.
         1) Is it a real Marc Jacobs (I only ask because I cannot find it ANYWHERE)
         2) If it is real; Where can I find it!?
         3) You may ask--why do I not buy this one? I really want this pattern, however in a make-up bag or another smaller item


Gorgeous, right!? Help me find it :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring/Summer Bag Search: Miu Miu

My mission: To find a Spring/ Summer bag.

Typically I do not "search" out bags; I usually on rare occassion just purchase a new one.
However, although I ADORE my black Longchamp that I use for school, with the upcoming season I would LOVE to find a lighter, more appropriate-for-the-weather satchel.
This is where this post comes in..
After pondering the perfect bag, I decided that this would be it:

Miu Miu

Well.. although I am not precisely sure of the price tag, I can assure you that it is in the steep hundreds, if not low thousand dollar range; and that is simply not within my budget. Not even close.
It is so unfortunate that such a lovely bag is so expensive. Granted, the item is a luxury piece and thus should be treated like one by having a high price, it sucks to be a college student wanting this purse.
Well.. all I can do is shrug my shoulders, think "too bad," and find another option.

Sincerely,
..continuing my hunt for the perfect Spring/Summer bag

Spring/Summer Uniform

denim cut-offfs + matching leather (faux preferably) belt & side satchel + light cardigan + loose tee + accesories = PERFECTION
I absolutely adore this look and am officially on the hunt for a similiar look to make this my Spring/ Summer uniform!
If any of you have any suggestion where I can find these items (especially the light, lightweight cardigan) please let me know :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Designer Knock-off: Wildfox

I was just reading the latest edition of "In Style" magazine and spotted a picture similiar to the one below:

I noticed the large print: "Love is Everything," and low and behold; it was the brand "Wildfox".
Wildfox is known for larger writing on t-shirts, hoodies, etc.
Although I thought this shirt was ok, I sure would not pay the steep price tag for a simplistic t-shirt like this one.
However, later today as I was browsing around the F21website, I found a nearly identical shirt to the Wildfox one!
Image 1 of Wildfox Love Is Everything Tee
Wildfox: left, $107.58 found here
F21: rights, $12.80 found here

I mean, I know Forever 21 makes many look-alike items, but this is nearly identical! & for a $94.78 difference--I would definitely take the latter!
Shoot.. we all do not live on Beyonce's budget! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ripped Tights: Yay or Nay?

Just last week itsome of my closest girlfriends and I got dressed up and went out to dinner.
It was my 21st and it was so fun! :)

Anyway, back to the point of this post--tights!!
Ripped tights!!Previous to my friends and I meeting for dinner, a couple of them came over to my place to get ready.
Before we even got out of the door, one of my friend's tights got a run and another friend's run got worse!
I can tell you--they were not happy.
However, especially going to a school where the "look" so often is "grunge" or "hipster;" I see girls with holes, rips, and runs in their tights ALL the time-- & they are wearing them like that on purpose!
Personally--I can't stand it.
In fact, when I get even a snag I am bothered beyond belief!
If that is your look and you like it, more power to you :)
 However, it is just not my look
What do you think? Are you into the "run in the tights" look?


For Japan With Love..

Granted, I do not post too often. So the mere fact that this is taking place tomorrow and I will most likely not be posting anyway.. it works out.
HOWEVER, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I do think that this is a great idea for bloggers who DO actually
 blog so that hopefully they and their readers will take some time to reflect and remember the people, animals, and the entire country of Japan as well as other areas affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami.
Also, if you are able, please donate to this cause -- information listed below.

& ALSO...
JAPAN’S ANIMALS NEED HELP, TOO!

Please like the page Dog Bless You to learn about the search and rescue dogs that are so critical in disaster situations like what’s happening in Japan right now.

You can also donate to Animal Refuge Kansai, the American Humane Association, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or World Vets. Japa...n Cat Network, together with Heart Tokushima and Animal Friends Niigata has formed Japan Animal Rescue and Support.

It was also thought that Cat Island had been completely submerged, but an update explained that the cats and people on Tashirojima are okay, however, they have a lot of building damage and are in need of

 necessities for both humans and cats.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

JAPAN'S ANIMALS!! Please Help

amiry:

JAPAN’S ANIMALS NEED HELP, TOO!
For each person who ‘likes’ the Facebook Page of Dog Bless You, a dollar will be donated to help finance the use of search and rescue dogs that are so critical in disaster situations like what’s happening in Japan right now. You can also donate to Animal Refuge Kansai, the American Humane Association, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or World Vets. Japan Cat Network, together with Heart Tokushima and Animal Friends Niigata has formed Japan Animal Rescue and Support.
It was thought that Cat Island had been completely submerged, but there’s been an update saying that the cats and people on Tashirojima are okay, however, they have a lot of building damage and are in need of necessities for both humans and cats.
PLEASE REBLOG!
Reblogging myself because this is important to me.
Please don’t just ‘like’ this post — reblog it and help spread the word — and donate!
Here are some more links aimed at helping animals in Japan:
+ SPCA International + Animal Miracle Foundation is collecting cell phones to send to volunteers helping animals.+ Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Facebook group.+ For news about Cat Island (Tashirojima), please see There is Hope for Cat Island.+ Update on Pet Rescue Efforts in Japan.(Many thanks to The Conscious Cat for the initial list and photo.)

JAPAN’S ANIMALS NEED HELP, TOO!
For each person who ‘likes’ the Facebook Page of Dog Bless You, a dollar will be donated to help finance the use of search and rescue dogs that are so critical in disaster situations like what’s happening in Japan right now. You can also donate to Animal Refuge Kansai, the American Humane Association, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, or World Vets. Japan Cat Network, together with Heart Tokushima and Animal Friends Niigata has formed Japan Animal Rescue and Support.
It was thought that Cat Island had been completely submerged, but there’s been an update saying that the cats and people on Tashirojima are okay, however, they have a lot of building damage and are in need of necessities for both humans and cats.
PLEASE REBLOG!
Reblogging myself because this is important to me.
Please don’t just ‘like’ this post — reblog it and help spread the word — and donate!
Here are some more links aimed at helping animals in Japan:
+ SPCA International
+ Animal Miracle Foundation is collecting cell phones to send to volunteers helping animals.
+ Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support Facebook group.
+ For news about Cat Island (Tashirojima), please see There is Hope for Cat Island.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Forever & a Day.. (new nail post!!)

1) I know it has been nearly forever and a day since I have last post (well ok.. my last post wasn't too long ago; but my posting HAS been few and far in between
2) I am turning the big 21 at the end of the week and I am SO excited I cannot hardly wait!
3) This post is all about my new nails! Yes I am speaking about them as if they are themselves alive because well.. they are a lovely new set of acrylics!
Funny story.. I wanted acrylic nails desparately (I used to get them for years!) & I was planning on waiting. BUT, my good friend came into class and I spotted her fingers: and that was not it! They were graced with lovely white-tip acrylics with a flower--guess how much!? $20 bucks! So what did I do.. I figured, 1) well it is my birthday soon 2) I have really been wanting acrylics 3) it is cheaper than usual! & 4) I was planning to paint my nails a lovely shade of pink anyhoo and because my real nails were seriously slackin' I figured, what the heck!? (speaking of which, my boyfriend is giving up swearing for lent and it is super funny because he is not good at it! Swearing is icky but I admit, we both do it on occasion -- slap on the wrist for us!)

Anyway.. back to the fun part!
My nails against my pillows! I noticed they matched and thought I HAD to post about it!
HOPE YOU LIKE :D


BTW The color is OPI, "Koala Berry" --

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Clothing in "The Roommate"

So I don't know about you, but I was SO excited to go to see, "The Roomate." After dragging my boyfriend along, we were in the movie and I couldn't help but keep cracking up. The movie had so many funny moments! During my laughter, this is when my boyfriend proceeded to tell me that this was "supposed" to be a scary movie and begged me to leave. We decided to stay and at the end I thought that yes, it was not the best movie, but I thought that is was ok all in all. However, SPOILER: I did NOT think that it was acceptable that the crazy girl, aka "the roommate" aka Leighton Meester killed the kitty!! She put it in the dryer!! It was awful!
Anyway--to the good of the movie: the clothes!

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This movie took place at a "fashion school" and both had simple, yet chic clothing!
I loved the t-shirts, jeans, scarves, hats, etc.
In fact, I am pretty sure one of the first scenes that it shows of the actress Minka Kelly, you see her butt in her cute 7 jeans!! Love :)
Anyway..
I have tried looking for some photos from the movie and also where some of these items can be found. I haven't found much in the latter, however if you have any ideas where any of the clothing from the movie can be found: please let me know! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Know.. & Help me pick my Outfit!!

I know, I know! I have been MIA for quite some time .. :l  :( I have been SO busy with school and scheduling for next quarter that I have hardly any free time. Also, does anyone know why my blogger feed only shows like 10 blogs!? It used to scroll through them all, but not lately :l
However, the main, more important part of this post that I am asking for YOUR help on is in regard to my 21st birthday coming up!! I am SO very excited!
So far I plan to do a dinner with my close friends and everyone I know that is still not 21, and then hit the bars!
So far, I have bought a lovely silver, strapless dress (& I am in love!)
I told one of my BFs that I didn't want to look too "prom" and she said, "girl, it's your birthday! you can look however you want"!! I definitely took in that advice and feel so much better!
My dress looks similiar to this:
 Bryce Dallas Howard at the Jimmy Kimmel Live studios in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 2010.
Well actually-- my dress is more silver with a silky material. Also, it is not AS tight as this, but is strapless and has some sort of puffy design like this dress. Also, it has a lovely print (reminds me of leopard)!
HERE IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP!
I need to know how to accesorize/ what shoes to wear!?
Thus far, I was thinking about wearing these rhinestone, silver shoes I actually did wear for prom one year. I haven't tried them with the dress yet so am not completely sure.
Also, I am thinking of wearing earrings like this:
Silver Rhinestone Hoop...
Not too big, not too small.
Also, I am thinking that I may have a "birthday girl" sash/ crown and maybe I could play up the accesories/ shoes with that!? Lots of them have hot pink of them, so I was thinking I could get hot pink shoes?
UGH I just don't know so please ladies (or guys too) let me know YOUR feedback :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diane von Furstenberg

Do you have brands that you just go gaga over, yet they are so expensive that you know you will just have to keep looking!?
Well that is how I am with Diane con Furstenberg and her items!
However, I spotted these lovely leopard print glasses and definitely will be adding them to my "wish" list.

..& for $145.00, not as bad as many of her items!!
What do you all think!?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Polyvore Outfit Inspiration


So I am getting excited because though my blog tends to go unattended during the weekdays (sorry! :l) each Tuesday and Thursday I get the pleasure of having a class with several girls that dress fantastic!! One girl in particular, ALWAYS wears the cutest sweaters. I will be posting about those later.. However, though the girls in my class dress beautifully, I have discovered a new eagerness to enter the building where I have my class because other girls too, dress so nice! Like I have said before--at my school I feel like I often don't relate to many of girls' fashion choice; however last week one girl was walking by and had a very similiar outfit to this one:

To elaborate on this outfit a little more, she was wearing a black sweater, such as the one above. She was also wearing black, lace tights with knee high black socks over them! This is a combo. I would have never thought of, but let's face it, it's adorable!! (in my opinion at least ;D) She was wearing a simply black flat (which I really liked because this is my preferred shoe!). Also, with her black sweater- she had a pretty infinity scarf! I paired this outfit with a cheetah/leopard infinity scarf that had some black in it, however I am simply blanking on the design of hers! Even if you do not own an infinity scarf: a trick to use to create one is by taking a regular scarf, taking the two ends and then a hair tie/ elastic. You then tie the two ends together (in a small bow) and when you wear it, make sure to keep this side at the nape of your neck. Also, wrap the scarf around your neck twice, and the second wrap-around will cover up the back also :)
I hope that made sense!
Oh, and lastly this stylish girl had light, denim shorts! I have mixed feelings about denim shorts + tights, however the sweater was long enough for the shorts to peek out only a tad--
I basically have this outfit except for the shorts--so maybe if I find a pair I will be able to recreate this look!
I will keep you all updated :)
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!

XXOOPearls&Politics

p.s. I used this amazing site called Polyvore to create the image above. If you haven't checked it out before- I definitely would because it is free and the database of clothing is practically infinite! It is great for recreating looks and arranging them like this :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Similiar Much??

Remember the lovely Kensie sweater I purchased and told you all about just the other day?
Well as I was stalking the Nordstrom website (as I often do) and I found the following Haute Hippie sweater.
How familiar are these prints and styles!?
& the best part!? the price different is IMMENSE, & I got the cheaper one :)
Haute Hippie on the left: $495.00 originally, Kensie on the left: $78.00 originally
What a difference in prices, though not a huge difference in style/print!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

OPI: Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink

I got a pedi/mani this past weekend and got this amazing color called Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink by OPI. I absolutely adore OPI's names for their polishes.

I thought that this pink is perfect for this time of year because it is not too light as if it were Spring/Summer, and it is not too dark like the typical Fall/Winter color (I am SO tired of the wet, cold, and dark days!)

This color is actually very unique because in person it has a tiny bit of an iridescent shine to it with these lovely colors as shown in the photo below:
File:Soap Bubble - foliage background - iridescent colours - Traquair 040801.jpg

How about you all, are you all getting tired of the dark colors & ready for Spring?

Kensie Sweater

Have you ever seen a piece of clothing and instantly fell in love!? How about when you look at the price tag and all of your dreams for that item go out the window?
Well that was me when I saw the item below. However, I thought to myself, "Why not just try it on?"
After doing so, and loving it even more, I decided to put it back on the rack and walk away.. self-restraint.
Then, right after finals I went to the mall with one of my friends and told her I was thinking about purchasing this lovely, though pricey sweater for an "end of the quarter, congrats on finishing" gift to myself. Thankfully, my friend convinced me to just wait. Her reasoning however went strictly beyond the price. She thought it was kind of ugly! haha
Anyway.. while stalking the Nordstrom website, as I often do, I saw this lovely piece on sale for 40% off!! I was beyond ecstatic!!
I placed my order and received it in the mail the other day!



Sweater seen on Hillary Duff! I love her outfit and definitely would love to own her Alexander Wang bag! :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Faux Fur

Lately, I have been lusting over faux fur! It is not only a current trend, but I simply think it is chic and super stylish.
For this reason, I wanted to share with you all some pieces that I have been eyeing:
left to right, clockwise: faux fur vest, faux fur hat, faux fur scarf, & faux fur ear muffs


What about you, do you own or desire any faux fur items?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This or That: Watch Style

Since I can remember, I have wanted a Marc Jacobs watch. Years ago when this became a lust of mine, I thought to myself, "well, this is such an expensive item, and would it really be a timeless piece to purchase?"
Now probably about, at least 10 years later, I think it would have been an investment years ago.
However, I have finally decided that I may just purchase the watch [or receive it for an upcoming birthday present ;)], however I am not sure which color: gold or silver, to get.
This is where I need your help!
I intend to wear this watch often, however not everyday. Also, I feel like I like silver for jewelry more, but I am always wearing gold! The one ring I wear everyday is silver, however when I add more statement pieces, those are gold. I also tend to wear silver earrings more.
I know that mixing metal is cute, (I've always been a fan), however I really want to purchase a watch that will stay consistent and look cute with the majority of my outfits.
Overall, looking at these watches, I would love to pair it with bangles.
Also, I feel like the gold is prettier, but maybe the silver is more practical!?
I simply don't know.. and that is why I would LOVE your advice!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2010 Make-up Survey


So now that 2010 has come to a close, I thought I would do the 2010 make-up products survey over the things I used most in 2010.

MAKE UP
1. Foundation - Bare Minerals Matte Powder foundation
(However, I preferred just the regular, not the matte)
2. Concealer - Dior concealer (also switching because Dior tests on animals)
3. Blush - Chanel Tweed Rose & Nars Douceur
4. Powder - My powder was my foundation

5. Bronzer - Nars Laguna
6. Highlighter - Nars Albatross
7. Eyeshadow - MAC Shroom, MAC Woodwinked, MAC Soft Brown
8. Brows - None
9. Mascara - Drugstore brands-- now loving MAC Opulash
10. Eyeliner - None really, but on very rare occasions: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in black
11. Lipstick - MAC anything :)
12. Lipgloss - MAC plushglass ample pink!
13. Nail Polish - Many random polishes by OPI, China Glaze, ZOYA
 I would love if you all told me what YOUR favorite/ most used products of 2010 were!?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Coach Keychains

Coach keychains -- always adorable!!
I just glanced at the most recent keychains on coach.com and picked out my favorite to show you all!!
Which one is your favorite!?

YSL Ring

So many of you in the blogging community have probably seen, or even own the following beautiful ring:

photo from: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m3HnnPthcAA/TNcAA11IU9I/AAAAAAAACso/kH9nsZg-pVE/s1600/ysl-ring-blanaid.jpg
However, for a price tag of $300 and upwards, I simply cannot fathom myself buying this piece.
Any suggestions where/ if I can get one for cheaper??

They come in many different colors, although I think the turquoise one above is the most popular and probably my favorite as well.

This is a trendy item that has been seen all over lately, but my question to you: Will it go out of style soon do you think??
Or.... will it be a "classic" piece seen twenty+ years from now as being fashionable??

Remember--if you like what you see: please, follow me :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

HELP---

So I would love to blog more--which I have been doing, however whenever I post, most of the time I go to my profile and the newly-added material looks completely different than when I entered it into the square box on BlogLovin'


For example: I will post pictures and a lot of the time and once posted, they will not show up, instead there will be a ? mark or something.


Also, I ALWAYS have trouble with spacing!! I will post something and say put 2 spaces and then the next thing, but on the blog it will show up as 10 spaces!!


Please help me someone-- this is so frustrating :(


MORE BLOG POSTS COMING SOON THOUGH WHEN I FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM

Fashion: People's Choice Awards

As some of you may or may not know (especially if you reside in a country other than America), the annual People's Choice Awards was on earlier this week.
I tuned in and saw several great, adorable dresses and outfits worn by the stars.
This was the first award show of the year and season, so there will only be more dresses and gowns to come in the near future, and I will be sure to highlight my favorites throughout the season!!
Did you watch any of the People's Choice Awards?
What do you think of the looks? Which is your favorite!?
Emma Roberts - Dior
One word-stunning! Without sounding like an oxymoron, this dress is extravagant yet simple--
The PCA are just the beginning of the award season, therefore outfits are typically more chic and simple, than the more glamorous and extravagant gowns you may see at shows such as the Oscars. I think that Emma does amazingly-well choosing this outfit for the occasion and her shows truly break-up the look and add a final, special touch.



Mila Kunis - J. Mendel
Mila looks amazing! Then again, when does she not!? This dress is simply simple, however it looks so fab. on Mila that it looks amazing. Some critics are calling this a Forever 21 dress (which in their eyes is too simple and cheap-looking) however, who really has a problem with F21!? I know I don't! I think her look is anything BUT cheap and tacky--I think it is lovely!!

 

Pauley Perrette - Terri King
Pauley is one of my favorite actresses (NCIS) and this dress can help explain why I think her personality is amazing as well: she co-designed this dress to advertise her anti-bullying campaign "No H8." I think she looks great and though sometimes dresses that are meant to advertise/ have pictures pasted on them can look a little.. informal and not as nice, I think Pauley did a wonderful job with this look!


Lisa Edelstein - Farah Angsana
This dress is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! I think the colors of this dress are amazing on Lisa and I love that her shoes are both grey and black: just like her dress! :) She looks so pretty and her hair and make-up only add to this fabulous look!


Kourtney, Khloe, & Kim Kardashian - Gert-Johan Coetzee, Alexander McQueen, & Malandrino
I would have just posted Kourtney's dress (far left), however for you all, I thought you may want to see the other Kardashian sisters :) Kourtney's look is adorable in my eyes! I love this style of a dress and the design is not simple, though not too busy: it is near perfection :) Although it is not my favorite of the night, it is very close! A definite stand-out in my opinion.

Katy Perry - Betsey Johnson

So pretty! Katy always wears bright colors and unique pieces, hardly disappointing with this dress! I am extra ecstatic because it is Betsey Johnson: a lovely designer that many younger girls can afford and wear! Although I would have loved this look more if she matched her shoes (hot pink) with her lovely gown (purple and blue, even a neutral or metallic shoes). This dress fit Katy's personality and style and I really enjoyed this look! (her date also had a purple and blue tie that matched identically to her dress and had the sheen to it--fabulous :D)

 

Taylor Swift - J. Mendel
Beautiful! This is a dress where the pictures do not show the extraordinary design and loveliness. When I first saw Taylor in the audience, I gasped! On the side of the dress, it looked as if the pink fabric barely covered her chest on the side-- I thought, "this is definitely different than her normal, conservative though cute style." However, when she walked on stage I noticed the siding, top, and back of the dress was a nude material that simply appeared as if it was her skin, though it was really fabric!! I should have never doubted Taylor! haha. I love this look and tied together with her shoes and lovely up-do, she looks great!


Ashley Tisdale - Farah Angsana


This look ties as my favorite. Although it is a long gown, in a more casual setting, the pattern and cut make it simply spectacular for the event! I love how she did her hair, nails, make-up and added accessories: all to finish-up the look! I also just love Ashley Tisdale!




Cat Deeley - Retro tea-length gown
I absolutely think she looks incredible! I love the black and sequins because although it is an ankle-length dress, the pattern and color makes it very modern and beautiful.

 

Selena Gomez - Paule Ka
I think that Selena looks absolutely fabulous!! I think that this dress could have definitely went wrong on many different women and shapes, including my own; however, Selena simply looks amazing. The pale pink against her beautiful skin-tone, pretty hairstyle, and lovely make-up looks fab!! She has definitely shown her adult age (now 18), with a mature, yet girly look!


Kristen Stewart - Reem Acra
My favorite look of the night!! This picture absolutely does this dress no justice in my opinion either. On the television, it looks far more shiny and stunning! Although she is showin' off lots of leg, heck, if I had lovely legs like that I would too! :) I absolutely have nothing else to say about this dress because it looks fabulous!! A perfect 10!!

What is your favorite look?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Outfit Inspiration

I find that I get outfit inspiration from the people around me. Although I love looking at magazines and high fashion girls on blogs, and though I think that subconsciously I pick up some of the fantastic taste and style; realistically, high fashion is so darn expensive and often so unpractical for everyday wear [I love to LOOK, but I am a college student where I would rather not stand out THAT much ;)]
Anyway.. so today during class I actually got to be surrounded with many girls that, well.. were super fashionable! At my school, most of the clothing style is very unique, however it is a hipster, goodwill store style. Although I have nothing against this style, for I think everyone is entitled to their own style and whatever makes them feel good in their skin, great, however, it is just not MY style. Yesterday, when I started my quarter, the class I had consisted of primarily girls, however their style was simply not me and the pieces were not me either.

This is why today when I found girls wearing so many adorable pieces, I was so excited!
Today not only in class did I see some fabulous outfits, while walking out of the building I was in I saw a simple, yet adorable outfit!!
This is the inspiration for this post--
She was wearing a white long sleeved shirt, fur vest (I am hoping it was faux!), black skinny jeans, and adorable black Chanel flats (the ones she was wearing are pasted below)
Also, she had a cute, small black crossbody bag, though I didn't catch the brand or exact style :l
How cute are these shoes!!?? I want!!!!
But for the steep price tag of a minimum of $500 (EBAY), I won't be seeing them on my feet anytime soon :l Any ideas where I can get them for cheaper!? I don't understand how this girl could afford such lovely & luxurious shoes when she too is a college student!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year, 20 Questions, & Some Info.



To become a better blogger & for you all to get to know me a little better, I wanted to do the following questionnaire.
Also, for me to get to know you as well as contribute more to this blog, feel free to email me at pearlsandpoliticsgirl@gmail.com with the following answers and a photo of yourself/ a picture that represents your blog, and I will love to post it for you! I always thought that when other bloggers did this, it was a simple and kind way of involving all kinds of bloggers in the community.
So here it goes--

1)      Why did you start your blog?
One of my best friends has a blog. She encouraged me to start my own! Also, I began reading so many different blogs that I thought, "Why not have my own place where I can comment and view others blogs while allowing them to get to know me a little bit as well." I really wanted to be able to share my thoughts on fashion, make-up, etc. as well as politics (although that has really not happened yet :l).

        2)      How long have you been blogging for?
Several months now!!

        3)      What do you enjoy most about blogging?
 I love learning and discovering new things from other bloggers; either about things I write about, or simply from reading what others post about. For example, I love to read reviews about products or find out about sales! Things I may have never known if it weren't for blogging.

        4)      What frustrates you most about blogging?
I definitely do not post enough!! I think I had a vision that my blog needed to be very high tech and fabulous like so many others, so I was not very motivated to post. However, I now realize that I need to do my own thing and hopefully someone out there will appreciate it :) Also, I am a college student so I am super busy! I definitely need to and will start posting more with the new year :)

        5)      How much time a week do you spend on your blog / reading other people’s blogs?
I go on my blog everyday!! Although I do not post very often, (or when I do, I go through spells of posting or not posting at all), I always am viewing my feed and browsing other blogs. I love it! :)

        6)      What advice do you have for aspiring beauty bloggers?
 I honestly feel like I am not a huge person to be giving advice on this one. All I can really say is to be true to what you want your blog to be about and always remain positive :)

        7)      What other hobbies/interests do you have?
I enjoy reading, working out, shopping!, watching television and just enjoying the wonders that life brings.

        8 )      How many bottles of nail varnish do you own?
I actually just started purchasing nail polish again! When I was younger, I had so many! However my collection dried out and ran out and I simply found myself getting my nails done and not owning many polishes. Now I own about 10 and am planning to expand my collection.

        9)      Do you set yourself a shopping budget, or do you purchase on an as-and-when basis?
I definitely am on a budget. I am a college student! I definitely feel that I buy items as I need them, however I also do go shopping every once in awhile and purchase items I do not necessarily need.

        10)     What is your favourite make-up brand, and why?
I have always loved MAC. I used to get my make-up done there for school dances and the money put down to save a spot for your appointment would go towards make-up! I simply love the brand because they have such a wide range of products and I feel like everyone could find their basic products needed there. Also, they DO NOT test on animals and that is a big requirement for me to buy from a brand! For this same reason, I have been enjoying Urban Decay and think their products are also amazing!

        11)     Do you ever leave the house without wearing make-up?
I will at times, however I always try to put a little on just so I look a little more presentable in public and feel more comfortable in my own skin :)

        12)     What is your favourite beauty product and why?
 Hmmmm.. hard question. I think my current favorite beauty product is the MAC 180 Powder Brush. It is more of a tool, but after using this icky Bare Minerals own that felt so gross on my skin, this one is SO nice! I will definitely be posting about it soon :)

        13)     What is your favourite nail varnish of all time? (yep, only one!)
 I don't particularly have a favorite nail polish. However, I do always love pink polishes and brands such as OPI and China Glaze never do me wrong :)

        14)     Tell us about the best holiday you’ve ever been on
I absolutely adore going anywhere sunny. Whenever Washington is rainy and I go somewhere that is warm and the sun is shining, I think it is amazing!

        15)     What would be your ideal day off?
 My ideal day off.. I think I would sleep in just a little while. I would get Starbucks (my fav.) and go do a little shopping. Then possibly go to a movie and go to a nice restaurant where I could get yummy food haha. I definitely would make sure it was a relaxed day however because I do not like the feeling of being rushed on days off.

        16)     What is your favourite TV show?
 I actually just did a post about this :) My current favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars! It actually will be premiering again in two nights and I am SO excited!! If I had to choose a show that I have enjoyed for a long time, I would choose Law & Order: SVU. I could watch that show for hours! (& I do sometimes) :)

        17)     What music do you enjoy listening to?
I love music that is fun to sing-a-long to! Main stream pop radio is alright, however I love my country music!!

        18)     What is your favourite food?
Definitely pasta! I absolutely eat pasta all of the time and just love it! haha

        19)     Where would you most like to visit in the world? (money no object)
 I would simply just love to travel! Although I prefer tropical, sunny locations; I would also like to travel to each continent and it's countries!

        20)     Tell us a secret…
Well if I told you a secret it wouldn't be a secret, right!? Haha. Just kidding.
A fun fact would be that I didn't have a facebook until about a year ago! I had one before that, however only for a short while! Very random, kind of boring, however I don't really know what else to say :) haha

I hope you enjoyed reading this post & remember, feel free to send me your responses at pearlsandpoliticsgirl@gmail.com !!