Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Check out ideeli and DIY your own waxed denim

If you didn't get the memo, colored jeans are in again this spring. Lucky for you, since they were in last spring you can get some pretty good deals on colored denim!

As usual, ideeli has some pretty awesome denim deals in their "denim divas" section.
All R.E.U.S.E. jeans, $39.99 at ideeli's "denim divas" section

If you don't know about R.E.U.S.E. jeans, they are an eco-friendly brand that use 80% recycled denim to make their jeans. That's right, you can feel good about supporting a brand with a moral conscience, unlike Apple and Foxconn. Check out the R.E.U.S.E. website sometime for more information about their commitment to sustainability.

In the same vein as colored jeans, waxed colored jeans are also super on-trend for the spring.
Lorna Buford, raindropsofsapphire.com in J Brand Coated Red Jeans

Of course, instead of spending a bank-breaking $270 on wax coated jeans, you can coat a pair of the $40 colored skinnies from ideeli with Otter Wax pretty easily! You can find an easy DIY video for coating jeans with Otter Wax on the-coveted.

If colored and/or waxed jeans are not your denim cup-of-tea, you should still check out ideeli's "denim divas" sale - they have 7 for All Mankind, Blue Lab reversible denim, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, as well as many other really awesome brands.

They also have this awesome BB Dakota sequin dress on sale too:

so just check out the sample sale already! If you don't yet have an "invite" (fancy way of saying I referred you), use mine: www.ideeli.com/invite/prillamon.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Literature Noir Sequin Jacket

Hi everyone! I'm letting go of an awesome piece at an awesome price, and I wanted to tell my readers about it because it's a pretty sweet deal and I want ya'll to know about it first.

Yea, it's pretty awesome.

You can see more pictures of this Literature Noir jacket here:

Right now, it's $20 on ebay. I bought it but never wore it; it's new without tags.

As you all probably know, I loooooooooooove sequins but have way too many sequin jackets than I know what to do with, so I have to let this one go. It will look great with a mini or with skinny jeans! It definitely has a "boyfriend fit" feel to it, so wear it with a belt for a more fitted look. Check it out if you're interested!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Urban Outfitters Sale!

Urban Outfitters is having a great sale, and if you haven't done so already CHECKITOUTNOW! It's all the shiny, sequiny, glittery pieces you thought about getting before Christmas, but didn't because of the price... snap 'em up while you can!

Here is a sampling of the amazing deals right now:

Teddy Bear Beanie, $9.99, comes in grey, brown, or plum. Too freaking cute, right?! ?!?! You'll be the sartorial envy of all your girlfriends, whether they want to admit it or not.

Cutout Bustier Top, $14.99, size large only. If you're a size large, you better snap this up quick! It has rave reviews on the site.

Glitter Skimmers, $14.99. There are 4 colors! Who doesn't love glitter?! Lemme tell ya, both angels and demons love glitter.

Deux Lux Sequined Tassel Pouch, $14.99. kyah!!! Yes, I just squealed. One for me and one for a bestie!

Wide Leg Trousers, $14.99. If you've always wanted to try the wide leg trend but don't want to put down the cash to try something you're not sure about, grab a pair of these! Available in basic black, beautiful green, or beautiful floral.

One shoulder dress, $14.99, in small, medium, and large! This would be ab fab with a belt!

Strappy Modern Heel, $19.99. Get ready for spring with these cuties!

BDG High Rise Foil Short, $19.99 Sqwee! Add some edge to all your floral printed pieces with these metallic shorts this spring!

Cooperative Rainbow Sequin Tank, was $59, now $19.99. If you don't already have a sequin tank, this one is pretty gorgeous. It isn't lined though - be warned! No problem if you have a black tank top.

BDG High-Rise Cigarette Jean, $29.99. Floral-print skinnies will be in this spring. ... and probably for many future springs.

Cooperative Fireworks Dress, was $199, now $59.99. This dress is a thing of beauty.

The best part is free shipping over $50 and FREE RETURNS AND EXCHANGES! Meaning you can buy things in a couple sizes, choose the one that fits the best and return the rest! Thank you, UO, for making online shopping that much more enjoyable.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Heroine Series: Wonder Woman 1

I'm excited to start a new, recurring feature on this site: The Heroine Series! You're probably like "girrrl, whatcha talkin' 'bout?" (or maybe not). As you may or may not know, I looove comics, anime, and video games, as well as grappling (judo, brazilian jiu jitsu). And it has bothered me my entire 27-year-old life that people put lady fighters in outfits like this:
I hope you like people seeing your vagina.

OK, seriously? That dress had best be held up by the power of the gods or Sophitia will be fighting naked. At least her shoes will still be on.

And while those are a couple of the many, MANY worst offenders, I am still very, VERY bothered by outfits like this:
Can someone tell me how this girl walks for miles on end, let alone BASES her legs for fighting enemies? Aeris's dress would have to be unbuttoned up to her crotch for her to be able to use her legs while fighting.

While most of the outfits are reasonable, this cat better be magical if she's acrobatic for hours in those heels. I mean, at best, a lady can run in heels for hours, not scale walls. Kitty, go get some sensible shoes! How are you outrunning Batman in that sheit?!

Now let's glance at their male counterparts:
Why doesn't Batman wear heels? Probably because he's a genius.

These guys look a bit more outfitted for some serious fighting. OK, maybe except the last guy. Someone needs to tell Zangief that isn't a real wrestling outfit.

Anyway, I digress. The Heroine Series will feature functional, yet stylish, outfits inspired by our favorite saving-the-day-and/or-night ladies. It CAN be done!

Today's outfit is inspired by (note, I said inspired by, not a recreation of) Wonder Woman's:
Can I get a little sparkle up in the hiz-ouse

Her outfit is actually fairly functional, except the straplessness of her bodysuit (and sometimes her boots have heels). I love the functionality and stylishness of her bodysuit, and her gold belt.

So, here's what I came up with:

I'm wearing a Motel bodysuit over shorts, Converse shoes, a Free People sheer skirt, and a Mettle Fair Trade gold belt. I'm wearing the bodysuit over shorts because, while I am not averse to panty flashing, I am averse to va-jay-jay flashing. Maybe Wonder Woman has a magical bodysuit that doesn't flash her goodies, but my bodysuit, which *unfortunately* is bound by the laws of physics, needs to be paired with shorts to keep my private areas... well, private.

This outfit allows for fantastic range of motion. I need to disclaim the following pictures: I am not versed in striking martial arts like taekwondo or wushu. Just the grappling martial arts judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu. So please excuse my sucky kicking.

Bam! There goes your face! Maybe.

Harai goshi practice. Hey, no laughing in judo.

Look ma, no flashing! Other important functional details are I can sweat as much as I want without ruining my outfit AND do a fair bit of traveling in my flat, comfy shoes.

If you're wondering about my belt, the answer is yes, it is freaking awesome. So awesome that it'll be featured in probably many other outfit posts, so I'll talk about it in more detail another day.

Really, it's a glammed-up version of what women actually wear in Olympic wrestling (as opposed to fake WWE wrestling):
Wrestling, Women's Freestyle 55kg match, Beijing 2008, credit london2012.com

Obviously, the last thing these ladies want to worry about is a boob pop or a crotch flash, and what they're wearing has proved to be pretty damn functional.

The only advice I'd offer would-be heroines who want to adapt this outfit as their own is to cut the skirt a bit shorter. I had to hold the skirt up while walking up stairs. I'm sure that won't be a problem - in the heroine world, shorter doesn't seem to ever be a problem!

So, there you have it! Wonder Woman, don't go cribbin my look. Or do. Whatevs. That was a lot for one post, so I'll leave it at that.

Don't mess.