Pastels and Floral Reach A New Hi-Low

Written by Asia Jenkins. Posted in Accessories, Retailers

This week I was feeling a bit uninspired and couldn’t decide what to write about. I needed to recharge my fashion batteries, and finally it hit me. Display windows. What better way to get a quick look at upcoming and current trends than a place that was meant to entice the modern-day consumer on what to wear and how to wear it?

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So I got up bright and early before opening hours, so as not to be distracted by the hustle and bustle, and went on a trip to the Chapel Hill Mall to browse from one display to another. Some hit the spot and made me feel re-inspired, while others left me disappointed. One display that really caught my eye was the ever-glamorous Charlotte Russe. Their display was not only pleasing to the eye, but also well organized and a great take on the high-low skirt look.
BLUEThey styled the first look in the form of a dress. With its pastel blue color and floral pattern, it’s a great look for the upcoming spring and summer months. With the high-low bottom, a girl can be flirty without being dirty. Pairing it with the nude open-toed heel and the cream leather jacket they made the look young, fresh and fun.

The second look was a slightly different interpretation on the high-low look, but no less appreciated. With the cut accentuating the legs diagonally, all IPURPLE 2
could think of when I saw this look was sass. Just check out the styling, extra adages weren’t necessary because the soft pastel purple and the pattern of the dress speak for itself.

The third look was a purple pastel skirt that, although it may look plain, is a perfect contended in the high-low category. I liked the fact that it was a skirt as opposed to a dress because it allows you to play with colors, patterns, and shapes through to tops and jackets. The length of the skirt was also appealing. The fronts are
long enough to be modest, yet short enough to add some attitude.

So for the spring and summer, don’t be afraid to show off those legs you’ve no doubt been hitting the Rec for with the high-low look. Add some cool pastel tones to your wardrobe, because guess what, they work for everyone!

—Asia

Prabal Gurung & Target

Written by admin. Posted in Accessories, The Blitz

Look One          Look Two          Look Three (1)

It’s safe to say that the practice of Target collaborating with high-end designers is here to stay. It’s caused many a fashionista to wait in anticipation to see which designer’s items will be gracing the shelves of Target next. This time, Target has teamed up with Prabal Gurung for a swoon-worthy yet budget-friendly collection that’s sure to put you in a fashion-induced state of bliss.

Prabal Gurung, a graduate of Parsons The New School of Design, worked for both Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass before developing his own label in 2009. His design aesthetic has proven to be both lavish and contemporary, and he continues to wow the world with his sleek designs season after season. His true talent has also earned him much recognition among the fashion community. He was a runner-up for the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for women’s wear.

It’s no surprise that Prabal Gurung’s love-inspired collection for Target is simply stunning. With oodles of ruffles, florals and peplums, the collection has a fresh and feminine vibe, so it’s perfect for the spring months ahead. The majority of the pieces are reasonably priced under $50 which is great news for those of you wanting to build up your spring and summer wardrobe. You can see the entire collection on Target.com, and the clothes and accessories will be available for purchase Feb. 10.

—Cassandra

Photo courtesy of Fashionista
View the rest of the collection here

Look One:

Dress, $49.99
Shoes, $39.99

Look Two:

Dress, $39.99
Shoes, $39.99
Purse, $34.99

Look Three:

Blouse, $29.99
Skirt, $29.99
Earrings, $16.99
Shoes, $39.99

Lush Helping Hands Hand Cream

Written by admin. Posted in Beauty

IMG_1472Just a small amount of Lush’s Helping Hands Hand Cream moisturizes extremely dry cuticles, sore hands and wind-chapped knuckles. Chamomile, lavender, cocoa butter and honey are just a few of the ingredients found in this cream that works just as nicely as it smells. If you’re unfamiliar with Lush, it is an organic boutique that specializes in handmade bath and body products made with fresh, raw ingredients. The name says it all with this product!

Lush Helping Hands Hand Cream, $18.95

Nearest store location at Beachwood Place Mall or online at www.lushusa.com.

—Ashley