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Old Navy launched a special section a while back where some of the clothing was marked with tags that said “Studio Spotlight”. This meant that those pieces were from the line of clothes that the designers created! Below is what the tag looks like:
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This piece that I purchased was the Old Navy Women’s one-button blazer. Here’s a link to what the whole blazer looks like:

http://www.polyvore.com/old_navy_womens_one_button/thing?id=66336744

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The creator for this line including the blazer is Shanti Markstrom.

I love buying something that has more meaning than just being some article of clothing! The Studio Spotlight tag could be opened and had a paper in it with information about the creation of the blazer! It was the most adorable thing I had ever seen!

Also, I thought I would include the video about Shanti’s line that she created for you guys, it’s really cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sjx7fB6hLw&list=LLaEaViJt_-j09nLYEBYFiUQ

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I’m definitely hoping to stumble across some more Studio Spotlight pieces more often!~

xoxo Dana

In honor of Gossip Girl having aired it’s season finale, why not a post with their help as my muse?

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The Cast of GG on the cover of the New York Magazine, April 2008, named as “The Best Show Ever!”

Now I haven’t watched every season, but all the buzz that goes on about it is enough to learn what the deal of it is, from the drama to the fashion. I still had enough common sense to set aside some time to sit down and watch the last episode for the hell of it.

Sometime’s it takes a show of a lifetime to see changes take place in a character, in terms of their personality, fashion and relationships with friends and family.

From the snobby uniforms in their high school years to scandalous dressy ways of the Upper East side style, it’s easy to see who’s changed in what ways. It made me think about my own transitions with my group of friends and in terms of myself.

Sometime’s appearance really is more important than we think it is. Sometime’s its not. What do you think?

I could be over-analyzing and using a really weird example for something like this, however, sometime’s it’s the hype of the media that makes us just stop and have a moment of self-realization~

Ps. I always did love seeing the way people like The Queen B dressed! It wasn’t something I could have happen in real life, but damn it was always worth watching~

So, as Gossip Girl said in the episode of “Return of the Ring“, “Good morning, Upper East Siders. How do you look today? You know image is everything. But under those perfect clothes and perfect smiles, everyone has their not-so-perfect secrets.”

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xoxo Dana

  • Arm Candy- Helloberry
  • Top- Old Navy ($18)
  • Jeans- Old Navy ($17)

This isn’t my outfit for today, but I had the photos and still wanted to post it up because these are my two favourite cool colours to wear and match together!

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xoxo Dana

  • Arm candy- Helloberry bracelets
  • Top- Old Navy ($17?)
  • Jeans- Stitches ($20)

It may be winter, but wearing lovely spring colours isn’t a total fashion crime when you need to life up your spirits!~

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xoxo Dana

  • Pink floral print shirt- Blue Notes Outlet ($5.00)
  • Mahogany colored jeans- Urban Planet ($25.00)
  • Robin print scarf- Ardene (Gift)
  • Light brown cropped jacket- Jacob ($20.00?)
  • Brown jacket- Urban Planet ($15.00)

Fall is all about layers! This is one of my new favourite fall outfits because of the colors and the layering! Have a look at each layer (one full outfit became wearable to look different by simply removing and adding a layer or two!):

 

The most basic outfit: a top and bottom. Working with some autumn colours, I decided to be bold and try a tone-on-tone outfit!

 

Sometime’s a scarf is really the best way to make an outfit stand out as an accent piece! Not only does it match, it’s extra warmth!

 

OR we can switch the scarf for a cropped lightweight jacket that literally feels like nothing! It adds a more neutral tone to the outfit.

And the final outfit because chill weather means we need to stay warm! Threw on my jacket and I’m out the door!
xoxo Dana

  • Oxford shirt- Goodwill ($2.50 <–YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! The original store it’s from is Gap)
  • Black shirt- Jacob ($10.00)
  • Jeans- Stitches ($20.00)

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I probably sounded pretty bad with saying the whole “lets’ look smart” title, but I have a reason for that, fear not! I absolutely LOVE this Oxford shirt from Goodwill! Besides the fact that it’s actually from Gap and in PERFECT condition, it really gives an basic look a touch of sophistication! Oxfords not only give a clean look, but they resonate the whole studious student vibe; the preppy look isn’t a bad thing!

I’ve been favoring the preppy school style clothes because of how well-put they are and that they go perfectly with this crispy autumn weather!

What do you think?

xoxo Dana

17. Something you wear when it’s sunny

Bug eye shades. It’s my “must-have-on-me” accessory for all seasons.

I guess you can say I’m a bit of a vampire because I despise walking around outside in the sun without these shades on. It just drives me CRAZY. I feel like I’m squinting and glaring at everyone and will soon walk into a pole.

 

I’m not picky about designs, as long as the shades are big and are tinted enough that when you look at my eyes, you can’t see them. It’s kinda funny, I can pretend I’m listening while being asleep, or watching other things around me when no one knows.

 

I’m no expert about which sunglasses frame faces and whatnot, but of all the styles I’ve tried, bug eyes suit me the best. I love how it looks and frames my face and covers my eyes COMPLETELY.

 

The bigger and darker they are, the better for me than for you~

xoxo Dana

15. Nail art/your favourite polish and your nail varnish collection

 

As much as I love colour, I have this obsession for nude colour nails. I tried it one time, and I’m hooked! It goes with everything, never goes out of style, and it just looks more sophisticated without trying (looks even better if you have long nails!).

I don’t spend much time on my nails at all because when I’m working, both my nail polish and my nails ALWAYS get chipped somehow (something that annoys me to NO END)! The only reason I even bother to put on nail polish is because it covers my nails and kinda prevents me from biting my nails because I love having long nails, but I suck at taking care of them.

 

I don’t have a nail varnish collection, heck this nude colour nail polish is something I just found in my moms makeup bag and tried it out! Me, her and my sister share any nail polishes that we all own, but none really stand out to me that I love besides this one!

 

AVON Nailwear N501 bare necessity

 

xoxo Dana

13. Your lazy day at home with style (in front of your housemates/bf/visitor) outfit

I’m actually going to be home for a while, therefore this post is quite relevant as to how I will be dressing for this week in a nutshell.

 

Yes, this IS blurry, I know! But the one in focus looked … awkward. Don’t you love when you tie your hair in a bun and it just looks “perfect” to you? A few strands of hair will fall out, but frame your face really nice. However, this is when you are stuck at home and NOT going out -_-

 

I don’t own really baggy sweats or anything like that. I still enjoy wearing fitted clothes that are super comfy. If I have visitors, this is something you will most likely see me in … unless I have to make an effort and dress more decently.

I swear, is it just me, or when I’m feeling really lazy I resort to an all-black attire. Hmm, how interesting. Well, they DO say that black IS slimming.

xoxo Dana

11. Your spring essential

The high-low skirts~

This trend and this article of clothing is just simply perfect for the spring weather because it’s suitable for the weather, and doesn’t show off too much skin either. How can you not love the styles that this trend is bringing? Whether it’s the low-high, the asymmetrical, the waterfall, or the full-length sheer skirts (they got these skirts falling down in all sorts of ways and directions, it’s nuts!) ect, this trend has versatility and comfort to it!

Plus, just having one of these skirts gives you the options to play around and recreate the other styles that are out there!
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xoxo Dana

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