Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog

So, last Friday, I was flipping through my new Teen Vogue issue just to see what’s new in fashion. And there it was: their new spread about back-to-school. I noticed something in the spread that most people probably wouldn’t;  in every single picture, there was houndstooth incorporated within the chic outfits. Now, this began to excite me because I go to the University of Alabama where houndstooth is basically a must for everyones wardrobe…. this is all because of a legend by the name of Bear Bryant. So, I thought to myself  “Yes, this definitely going to be the new trend for the fall, especially for back-to-school.” Here are some items that can get you started on this amazing trend. 

This dress by Kitty is so cute. Definitely a must for your fall wardrobe. It is $90 at


 If you want just a touch of houndstooth, these sunglasses are great. They are only $5.99 at

Aqua Houndstooth Tank Dress 

This print is a bit more abstract, but it is still houndstooth. This dress by Aqua is pure silk. It is $88 at


 ag-eaglesblkwht-fnt This scarf is very versitile. You can wear it around your neck, in your hair, as a belt or tie it on your bag. It is by Eagle. The scarf is 100% Italian silk. It is $149 at

style #214478400 black houndstooth wool blend 'Carso' belted coat 

Get your winter coat early and on SALE. I love this belted coat by Via Spiga. It is very chic and flattering for all body types. At, the coat is on SALE for $149.99

Declare Your Independence

For this 4th of July, sport your red, white, and blue. Everyone should be at least a bit patriotic for this special celebration whether you are going to be at the beach, on a picnic, or eating BBQ to watch the fireworks. Here are some pieces to get you started.

 Lauren by Ralph Lauren Maro Button Crewneck and Margate Cuffed Short with Gold Buttons

I love this top by Lauren by Ralph Lauren. It is very patriotic. Pair them with white jeans or white capris pants At, it is on SALE for $39.75

Star Print Bandeau Dress by D&G Dolce & Gabbana

This dress by Dolce & Gabbana is so adorable. It is perfect for the beach. It is on SALE for $202.95 at

Pair this skirt with a navy tank and white heels and you are set. So chic and cute at the same time. The skirt is by Milly. It is on SALE  for $142 at


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These gold brushed stars are so pretty and delicate. The earrings are by Gorjana.  They are $45 at

This weekend, take a dive in this bathing suit. It also comes in blue and white as well. The suit is on SALE for $33.50 at

This clutch by Big Buddha is the perfect accessory for the season. It will hold everything you need. It is on SALE for $39.99 at

Anni (White Patent)

Finally, you need white shoes. And I love these gladiator strap sandals by Madeline. They are on SALE for $31 at

Recessionista–Under $50

Even during this tough time with the recession, you can still find amazing finds for really good prices. Below are some dresses that are perfect for summer, but they won’t put a dent in your bank account. They are also perfect for back-to-school clothes. Use these dresses to your advantage while we are all suffering in this economy.

 Black & White Dress

This dress is perfect for work, shopping, or a night on the town. It is like a blank canvas. Add according accessories for your ideal look. It is $44 at

This dress is so cute, and I love the color. The dress is at for $18.90

For a fancy dinner, this is perfect. Then when the weather starts to cool down (if it ever does) just pair it with tights or leggings and a coat. It also comes in pink and black. It is on SALE for $29.99 at

I love this maxi dress for this time of the year as well as in the fall. It also comes in brown. It is $22.80 at

This will be so great for the beach. It comes in 3 other colors as well! It is on SALE at for $29.99

This is probably my absolute favorite! It is so chic and elegant. It is perfect for a summer or early fall wedding. At, it is $25.50


This post is dedicated to the new line by Coach, Poppy. It came out TODAY!!! This line is super adorable and pretty reasonably priced for Coach (it is a luxury brand of course). The line is very whimsical, carefree, and bright. Here are a few pieces from the collection that are my favorite. Go to for more details and to view the entire collection.

I love this crossover bag. It also comes in black, silver, and blue. It is $128.




This bag will fit everything you need for the day. It also comes in gold and white. It is $298

Poppy Flower Bracelet $168.00

Love this bracelet! It is perfect for any fancy party. It is $168.

This coat is going to be a MUST for the fall!!! It is fabulous! It is $398

The flats are also a must. They comes in navy, black, and mahogany. They are $158





Tiny Bubbles

You don’t need to soak in a bathtub to enjoy some bubbles. You can wear them too. Check out some jewelry pieces that will inspire you to buy a bubble gun or some bubble gum.

 Bubble Bead Necklace

For a sophisticated look, try this necklace out. It would look great with a LBD, and it won’t put a dent in your wallet. It is $39 at


Bubble Necklace

This necklace is definitely the essence of bubbles. The design is by Marina and Susanna Sent. The necklace is currently on back order, but it will be back in stock on 8/05. The necklace is $115 at

This necklace will look great with a black or white dress. It also comes in gray. Find it at for $150

Make any simple outfit stand out with this choker necklace by Tarina Tarantino. The beads look like colorful gumballs. Get yours at for $125


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