Saturday, July 18, 2009

When do you Start your Fall Shopping?

It is the middle of summer and stores are beginning to clear out the summer clothing and display the new fall lines. Do you think it is too early for this?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Must Have Vest for Fall

I am a big fan of vests because they allow me to wear my large collection of tank tops beyond just summer and hot fall days. This fall the trend seems to be furrier the vest, the better. Here are a few of the furry vests I found. Yeah, I went online shopping again.

Juicy Couture $250
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These vests are not exactly affordable;st wait until Wet Seal or Forever 21 hop on the band wagon and make a cheep knockoff. To put it simply,

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Summer Goal, and Whatnot

It is about the middle summer, and I have to take the time to ask myself what I have done so far. When I think about it what comes to mind is a whole bunch of nothing, other than working that is. Sure, I went tubing a few times and went to an amusement park, but that hardly counts as a productive summer.

Yay for Summertime!Photo Credit: Olstein Thomassen

What I need to do is sit down and list my priorities and figure out what God wants me to be doing. I am sure just going to work is not the summer vacation he has planned for me. Jeremiah 29:11 has really brought things into perspective for me. It says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (NIV).

It is promising to realize that God really does want good things to come from my life. I can try to screw it up on my own, but by trusting in God and following his plan I will be prosperous and hopeful.

As my faith is renewed I am going to update more frequently. I know I have been saying this to myself for the past year, but this is the turning point. Get ready for me to be Bringing You Sunshine more often!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Shopping Steals: The Best of Forever 21

Forever 21 is a staple in the most trendy American's closet, I know it is in mine. Now, even more people can add Forever 21 to their closet with the addition of the new Faith 21 plus size line, which I am so glad plus size girls now get to enjoy the goodness that is called Forever 21.

Sun HatI have aways wanted a floppy sun hat to wear by the poolside.
Forever 21 $7

Maxi Dress
This is a great dress that can be worn dressy with lots of jewelry or casual to the beach with a tote.
Forever 21 $20

Girly BlouseThis blouse is so girly, it is a great twist on vintage. It looks like something the Kardashians would wear.
Forever 21 $15

Nerdy Chic GlassesThese nerdy readers are the perfect compliment to an edgy outfit.
Forever 21 $6

Studded Ballet shoesStudded ballet shoes, hmm they remind me of my DIY studded ballet shoes post. All of you who were too lazy to do it your self can now buy them at Forever 21.
Forever 21 $11

No, I'm not emo i noticed that my first few items were black and just decided to stick with that; hey, black is the most popular neutral so why not? What I really love about Forever 21 is how many peoples' different styles their clothing can work for. They have a great variety at a price that wont make you upset when last year's clothes are completely out of style. Check out my picks for the most affordable trends currently at Forever 21!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dr. Martens are these Grunge Boots uber cute?

Dr. Martens have been around since the 60's and have worked their way in and out of fashion, but is their comeback worthy of praise or complaint? I have never liked Dr. Martens; they are just so large and chunky I feel soldiers should be wearing them, not trendy girls. Having said that, I have to admit that they do look nice with many outfits bringing a grunge edge.

I just got the new Teen Vogue in the mail yesterday (yay!), and these shoes were on everyone's feet. It made me rethink my stubborn position against the boots. Here are some Dr. Martens styles that I approve of--and secretly want to try out.

This look is a tad dark and emo, but the chic bag and blazer tone down the dark skinny jeans and boots.
Credit: Teen Vogue

This trend filled look is transformed by the Dr. Martens to a stylish girly tomboy.

These everyday outfits are paired with Dr. Martens in bright colors for a fun twist on grunge.
Credit: Dr. Martens

Comment and let me know what you think of Dr. Martens. Do you own any? What is your favorite outfit including these boots?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Beauty Poll

It's time for a summer beauty poll. Everyone has different pool side beauty favorites. For me, I need sun tan lotion and mascara that won't turn me into a raccoon.

Vote and comment saying your favorite summer beauty product.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

You can now Follow Bringing you Sunshine on Twitter

Yesterday I made a Twitter page for this blog. My user name is BringingYouSun because bringing you sunshine was too long :( I will post updates on twitter with links stylish updates, fashion ideas, and eventually pictures.

twitter logo
If you have been wondering about Twitter, it is a type of social network that only allows 140 characters, which is designed to work perfectly with text messaging. On Twitter you can quickly see what your friends are up to and even see pictures through twitpic.

The hype of Twitter is similar to that of Myspace or Facebook when they first came on the scene (for example the twitter battle between Ashton Kutcher and CNN to get 1 million followers). At first I thought Twitter was over rated and dumb, but after I tried it I fell in love, especially with the mobile phone adaptatin and ease of use.

If you have not already created a twitter page, start one and invite your friends (and of course tell them to follow me)!