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  • Red sleeveless top- Urban Behavior ($15)
  • Black vest- Urban Behaviour ($12)
  • Necklace- Urban Behavior ($8)
  • Black pants- Urban Behavior ($20)

Never in my life have I EVER bought a whole outfit (minus shoes) from a store in my life for an occasion, but I’m kinda in love with this outfit!

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xoxo Dana

I was walking past the store Aeropostale and saw a HUGE poster of Chloe Moretz in front! I stopped and stared. Next thing I know, I was at home googling this up, and giving this girl a thumbs up! ( )

The 15-year-old actress has just been named Aéropostale’s celebrity brand ambassador! What does this mean? That Moretz will star in a campaign for the brand, beginning with the 2012 back-to-school season.

Personally, Chloe is just this super adorable and young girl that knows how to have fun with fashion and she just makes anything work because of her outgoing personality. I really found this out through seeing her on the cover of Seventeen magazine and looking at her behind-the-scenes footage:

Chloe is what I would define as feminine, fun and chic. She knows how to stay comfy, but still have fun with what she wears.  Below are her promo photo’s with the captions labelled underneath. Check out the site:

Breaking hearts-cool as can be in jeans & our moto jacket.

Leaps & Bounds- layers of texture topped with a bold hat.

Laid Back- casual as ever in our jeggings & tee layered with our fleece vest.

All Class- never missing a beat in animal denim print.

Colour Me This- lace leggings rock a classic mohair sweater.

The New Bohemian- our long patterned skirt & cardigan; mix it up boho chic.

What do you think of her? The bohemian and breaking hearts looks are my two personal favourites. I think for such a young girl, she can make it work representing this store~

xoxo Dana

If there’s one store I LOVE but am really intimidated by prices, it would be Forever21. I mean have you seen their clothes & prices?! Ugh, so pretty, but not exactly my sort of pricing (personally speaking at least. The guilt eats me at night!), you know?

However, my aunt came to my rescue this past weekend! She actually bought me clothes from there! I was in total shock that she actually did that. The things she purchased was such a nice variety of texture and quirky-ness, I was smiling far too much!

  • Grey open cropped casual jacket/flyaway- $18.50
This top doesn’t button up, but the back is shorter than the front. The material is so silky and smooth, you never want to take it off. The sleeve’s have a nice cuff style, about 3/4 sleeves. Because the front of the jacket is long, you can also tie it together.

  • Blue lace open fashion jacket/flyaway- $20.50
Lace is extremely popular, and if you’ve been to a Forever21 store recently since the spring line came out, then you know exactly what I mean! When you look at this top, it has a very big box-like cut to it and intricate little details. It’s a cropped sleeve, and the fabric is very breathable, but can feel a bit funny against your skin after a long while. This is a piece I’m definitely willing to give a try!

  • Long chain necklace- $10.80

There was a white layered lace cami that sadly didn’t fit me (I’m a size XS, not a S). I couldn’t find it anywhere & didn’t want to go downtown Toronto for one top. Not worth it. So I figured, “why not exchange it?”

Here’s what the white cami looked like:

I was a very excited little shopper because I knew I had PLENTY of time to thoroughly search for a nice article of clothing and to try on sizes with no rush.

  • High-low dress- $18.50

  • Cross ring- $1.50
  • 3 set earrings- $3.80

3 things for the total of $23.80 instead of just one lace cami for $23.80? Well if THAT isn’t good shopping, then I don’t know what is! =)

My rule is if you’re spending money, or exchanging, make it worth it’s money. Buy things that you would WANT to wear, not clothes your hesitant about. Make sure you like what you buy. I’ve seen too many people buy clothes that they didn’t really love, and realize they couldn’t return it (always check store policies!) and it just sits there in the back of the closet!

What do you think about when you’re shopping? =)

xoxo Dana

After all, every girl should have a little black dress~

(Click on the photo, to view in better quality.)

Anything I buy, I make it worth it’s money. Even if it’s a dress. I like to buy clothes that can be worn with AT LEAST 3 different outfits. That’s my rule. Why waste money on something you’ll only wear once?

This is a very simple black lace dress from Urban Planet ($14.99) that I’m planning to wear to a hall. I didn’t want to invest in a very expensive dress that I won’t wear because I don’t go out to fancy places too often, I’d rather buy a dress I can still wear casually.

  1. Adding a belt instantly gives the dress a bit more shape and defines where your waistline is. Try a long piece of ribbon or any other belt you own to give it a unique style! (Belt- Urban Planet $3)
  2. Work with a colour palette and match up. I chose a long super light brown cardigan to match my brown belt, giving it a cute but casual style. Black really DOES go with everything. (Cardigan- Joe Fresh $9)
  3. The most timeless piece in any wardrobe, the jean jacket. I love mixing white and black together, but try an sleeveless, coloured denim, or those beautiful dark blue cropped jackets! (White jean jacket- Old Navy $25)
  4. Tops that you can tie at the bottom are really popular now, but they work well with skirts and dresses! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styled tops, like the exposed shoulder! The shirt actually makes the dress appear as a skirt! Ta-da! (Top- Costa Blanca $29)
  5. Sometime’s we need that lightness for a nice spring day and a sheer top works great! These tops you can tie or leave open and it still looks really nice. Fix your top based on how you feel! (Sheer Button-Up Top- Old Navy $30)
  6. Patterns! They can do wonders! Strips, polka dots, you name it! Why not take a chance with them? This top actually has a bit of a nautical feel to it. (Top- Old Navy $5.99)
  7. Blazers make anything look formal! I forgot to switch my belt to a grey one, oops! Adding some silver accessories (ring, earrings, necklace and bracelet) to jazz up this outfit, and I’m ready to start something big! (White Blazer- Forever 21 $30)
  8. Scarves alone have multi-functional uses, and this is one of them! Draping a sheer or silk scarf over a dress has that evening dinner date feel to it effortlessly made. This is also a great way to have some form of “sleeves” if you don’t like your arms to be bare. (Scarf- Boutique shop in Ajax $7.99)
  9. Last but certainly not least, texture! Experimenting with clothes that have their own texture is bound to make some funky creations! This polka dot top has a sheer look, clings to your waist, and is very light and feathery, working really well with cinching in my waistline again creating the illusion of a skirt! (Polka Dot Top- Urban Planet $18)

Of course there are still numerous ways to style a simple dress, this is just the tip of the iceberg! I hope you liked some of these stylings! How would you style this dress? I’d love to hear from you!

xoxo Dana

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