Category Archives: Look For Less

Carli Bybel x Miss Guided Collection

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Another beauty vlogger and major company collaborates yet again. Only this time it is not a cosmetics company is a fashion company. Youtuber Carli Bybel and Miss Guided collaborate and created a limited edition collection with 50 summer pieces filled with pastels like pink, mint green, white, nudes and more. Last year the beauty and fashion guru teamed up with BH Cosmetics and launched her Carli Bybel Palette and now she has collaborated with Miss Guided. Now her collection is limited edition for this summer only, so you might want to go ahead and get your greedy little hands on the collection right now. Carli did post a video giving us a teaser of her fabulous collection. Miss Guided is already known for having one of a kind, affordable pieces, but Carli made sure that she created this collection with love and passion. I took a peak at the collection and it is so chic and amazing. Now this website did break the last time I was on it so if is still broken keep refreshing it and get your hands on this beautiful collection, then head over to BH Cosmetics and get that Carli Bybel palette.

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Get the Look: Khloe Kardashian and Slight Fedora Obsession

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Over the weekend Khloe Kardashian hit the town in LA and everyone wondering how they can recreate her look. The reality star posted a photo on her Instagram stating that she has a “slight fedora obsession.” Fedoras never go out of style, however it seems like everyone has gotten their hands on one ever since Beyoncé dropped her “Formation” video February 6, 2016. She was seen leaving Casa Vega in LA wearing a beige fedora hat, nude bodysuit, distressed jeans, and a pair of $375 Jennifer Le Razor Heels. The silver pumps are handmade with Austrian crystals, with silver spikes. Now if you can afford these fabulous shoes then go ahead and purchase them when they restock. However, if you are a college student and is balling on a budget, no worries because you can still get this look. Below is some similar item from different stores for an affordable price. You can purchase them items from Fashion Nova, LolaShoetique and Forever 21. Enjoy Ladies!

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7 Style Tips for Fashionistas

Written by: TaLesha Oliver

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A lot people believe that it is expensive to be fashionable, not true. A lot of people believe that being fashionable means perfection, not true. There are so many myths that people believe about fashion that is just completely absurd. The key, is that some of our fellow fashionista are able to manage. Here are some helpful habits and tricks to help you look polished and confident. It’s not about having a bunch of clothes or paying your rent money on a pair of Giuseppe’s. It all starts with you and what you have at home. Allow me to help you.

  1. Plan your outfit the night before. This is just essential to everyday life. This gives you time to be creative and put different things together to create a completely new outfit.
  2. Proper undergarments are essential. You can have the perfect outfit, but if you do not have the right undergarments it can all fall apart. Think of under garments as the foundation of your outfit.
  3. Look at other fashionistas for tips and ideas. I’m sure all of you have an Instagram account. Follow different fashion blogs or accounts to give you different ideas.
  4. Wear clothes that fit. This is very important because what will look right on you might not be a fit for me.
  5. Have a statement piece. Every outfits needs to have a “wow factor”. The “WOW factor” can be your makeup look or your shoes. The choice is yours.
  6. Take care of your clothes. That’s just simply good hygiene. Wash and iron your clothes, the dusty look is not cute
  7. Have an all-purpose item. This should be your go-to, emergency fit. You should have all-purpose shoes, dresses, tops, and skirt. You want to wear these items to work then happy hour.

Lola’s Shoetique New Exclusive Launch

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Lola’s Shoetique is a retail company based in Los Angeles, California that sells the hottest shoes at an affordable price that ranges from $10-$65. Not bad right! They have fashionable shoes for women, from casual sandals and sneakers to pumps and heels. They carry different brands from different buyers and designer in the country. If you are a true shoe addict, then you know all about Lola’s Shoetique. Having over almost a million followers on Instagram and snapchat, Lola Shoetique is the most popular retail shoe store in Santee Alley and one of the popular online boutiques in the country, that sells one of a kind shoes.

Well, I’m happy to announce that Lola’s Shoetique just launched their OWN exclusively made shoe yesterday called “Aoki”. The open toe, strappy, stiletto heel, is unique from all of the other shoes they have for sell. Aoki comes in six different colors: baby blue, pink, black, nude, dark nude, and rust. This style can be worn in so many different ways. You pair it with cute distressed jeans and a crop top, a mini or midi dress, or a cocktail dress. Aoki and the rest of the shoes on the site and in the store are true to their sizes, so you do not have to worry about them running too big or too small. But, shoe feigns you have to hurry and get you little paws on them ASAP, because they will sell out with the quickness.

Hallelujah to this Kontrol Girl!!!

By: Lauren Sims

When you think about a girl, or woman, on fire; the college senior Taylor Morrell comes to mind almost instantly. She is beautiful, smart, creative, and extremely talented! The owner of the new fashion line, Hallelujah Trends, has taken the fashion world by storm, she says “I do everything myself! Of course other people are helping me when I shoot commercials and promo videos, but I pay for everything, I design everything, I run all of my social media, anything that you see in Hallelujah Trends, I did it.” The twenty two year old will tell you in a minute that she is no stranger to hard work. She started the small business with her own money, saving little sums of money from her hourly job, and when she was ready to go, she “jumped in head first”. Did I mention she started this with only $100.00? she told Kontrol Girl “It hasn’t been easy, but luckily for me, I wasn’t bogged down by much of anything other then class and spending time with my friends, but this was a priority to me. I wanted to work for myself, and I didn’t want to get to graduation and be freaking out about what my next step was. This allows me to be creative and I have fun doing it and watching it grow as fast as it has is amazing, it’s truly a testimony of what the brand is all about”. If you’re wondering what the message behind the brand is, it is quite simple, Hallelujah is brand that allows people to be who they are despite their shortcomings, uniqueness, orientation, or walk of life one shirt at a time. Taylor hopes to keep growing her business and spreading the message that “there is still good in the world”. After graduating  she plans to throw herself into her business and see where life takes her. For more information about Hallelujah Trends, click the links below:

http://www.hallelujahtrends.com/

https://www.instagram.com/hallelujahtrends/

https://twitter.com/hallelujahtrend

https://www.facebook.com/hallelujahtrends/

 

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Suit It Up!

Written by: Barrie Ladipo

The season has finally come for us to search high and low for that perfect suit — your swimsuit of course! With online boutiques showcasing the most exquisite pieces with exquisite prices, swimsuit shopping can easily result to us settling with the one we bought 3 years ago, I mean no one would remember it, right? Fortunately, our common store brands have heard our cries and have delivered the must haves with affordable prices. Hit any local mall and find these styles available for you. And don’t try to buy them all!

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Out From Under Plunging V Printed One-Piece Swimsuit, Urban Outfutters, $72

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Bikini Bottoms, H&M, $12.95

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LA Hearts Deep V Diamond Back One Piece Swimsuit, PacSun, $36.95

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High Waisted Caged Bikini, Forever 21, $35.20

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Colorblock Plunge One-Piece, Victoria’s Secret, $58

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Halter-Bandeau Bikini Top, Old Navy, $13

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Halter Strappy Bikini Top, Charlotte Russe, $17