About My Blog

Welcome to 500 Days of Style! After a recent trip to my fashion capital of the world, Paris, I decided to amp up my style, and chronicle it on this blog!
Hope you enjoy it, and it inspires you to be super stylish (even on a low budget, like me!)
<3, Alix

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bits and Pieces

People Watch:

My High School Theatre Director, Mary Ann is wearing lace Toms, DKNY jeans and an Anthropologie shirt. I love how organic and pastel her look is!

My friend Sami is wearing jeans from Marshalls and adorable lace boots from Forever 21. The detailing and color on the pants are amazing. I wish they were mine.

Haley has had two really cute looks in the past week. In the first one, she is wearing a Free People shirt and dress with Nordstrom boots, and in the other she wears a shirt from TJ Maxx and jeans from American Eagle.

My mommy looks super stylin' for Temple services. Everything except her shoes were from Nordstroms. Her jacket is L'Agence and her shirt is Theory.


Ever wanted do to your hair like this?

Watch the video tutorial below. It's only 3 minutes long!


Halloween's coming up, in only a little over a month! I don't know how many of you are going to dress up, but it's fun to put together Halloween outfits anyways.
In the next month, I'll have a Halloween countdown, with costume ideas.

34 Days Until Halloween

Costume Idea #1
Belly Dancer
Inspired by sidecca.com

Head and Neck:


Available in red, brown, black, gold (pictured), silver, pink, grey, blue.


Available in red, black (pictured), blue, white, pink, purple, light blue, orange.


(I adore arm cuffs with a passion.)


Keep in mind that this look is intended for those over the age of 17! It's pretty revealing.

The great thing about Halloween sites/clothing is that there are pieces that are perfect for year-round wear, not just Halloween. Here are the accessories I will have to convince myself I don't need:

Nylon Stripe Tights (On sale for $4!)

I love the trend of ruffled socks with heels. It's so cute!

This skull bracelet, available in red, pink, multi-colored, and turquoise (pictured)

And this skull bracelet, on sale for $5!


And these seamless shorts, available in every color imaginable. I need these to wear under dresses and skirts.

I guess I know what I'm spending my next paycheck on! Sidecca.com is my new favorite store! They have awesome dresses and retro clothing, too. 

Outfit of the day:

I believe this picture is from lookbook.nu. It's one of my favorite sites! People from all around the world post their outfits.

Oversized shirt, patterned tights, high socks, and booties. Perfect for hanging out in the Fall with friends.

For an oversized shirt like the one in the pictures, I would check your Dad's closet, or visit Goodwill. It's the store of the thrifty gods.

Patterned tights can be bought anywhere, like these and these.

Same with high socks. If you don't already have some at home, these or these would be perfect.

As far as boots go, I adore these, these, and these.

Good luck!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Covering the Senior Cruise

Hey! This past weekend, my grade went to Boston Harbor for our Senior Cruise. Everyone looked amazing. I didn't get pictures of everyone, because I was too shy to go up and ask, but I got many good pictures.
I noticed a lot of trends: lace, peplum, collared dresses, and colorblocking/ombre in particular.

Here are some looks from the night!

This is Sarah. I bought her dress with her! It's from Love Culture. Her shoes are from Aldo, her left-hand bracelet are from Banana Republic, her necklace is Jenny Boston, and her right hand bracelet is from Forever 21. She was also wearing the most adorable scorpion earrings from Forever 21!
I'm obsessed with her hair, it looks gorgeous. And she is the queen of accessories.

This is Margaret (you've seen her here). Her dress is Lily Rose from Kohls. Her jacket is also from Kohls, from the Candie's line. Her shoes are from Gap and her eye shadow is from Sephora. She bought the dress only a few hours before the cruise...!

Bethany is wearing this dress from Mod Cloth and her shoes are from Guess. I love the pattern of the dress, and the sleeve is darling.

This is my friend Nicole. Her dress is from lulus.com and it's Honey Punch. Her bamboo shoes are from Marshalls, and her earrings are from Forever 21. 

Emmajane's dress is gorgeous, front, and especially back. She's also a makeup guru, so her eyes are stunning. More importantly, her dress was from Savers, a Goodwill-type store a few towns over from ours. It's probably the best store in the entire world, and she looks amazing.

This is Emmajane's best friend, and my Psych bud, Julia. I love how casually cool her outfit is without being too informal. Her dress and shoes are from Forever 21 and her jacket was a vintage thrift store purchase ($15!) from Portland, ME. I think this is my favorite look of the night.

Although the main attraction of Nicole's dress is the gorgeous cowl back, the front looks great too.  The dress is from Love Culture and her heels are from Marshalls. 

This is Nicole's best friend, Anna. Her dress is from tobi.com, her belt is from a store in Newport, her earrings are from Forever 21 and her shoes are from Love Culture. Her dress is extremely flattering, especially with the flowy material paired with a belt.

Ali's dress is from Banana Republic and her shoes are Tory Burch. The pop of colored shoes with a black and white dress is, and will always be, super high fashion. 

Steph chose a LBD for the cruise. Her dress are Roxy Ruby from Macy's and her shoes are Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose from Payless. Her silver bracelet is Na Hoku.  The cruise was actually on her birthday! She looks gorgeous, as always.

This is her cat, Meeko!

Haley is fabulous. Her dress is from a boutique in Newport, her shoes from TJMaxx, and her necklace from Franchesca's. The blue and orange look amazing in contrast and her nude shoes keep the outfit from being too overloaded with color.

Katya's wearing peplum, just like I did! Her dress is from BCBG. Her shoes are from CL Laundry.

We can see more peplum on Alyssa. She actually created this look, putting a peplum lace shirt over a black dress (both from Divided, from H&M). Her heels are Chinese Laundrey from Frugal Fannies. I need to keep tabs on her... she knows how to put together an outfit incorporating the trends (in this case, lace and peplum)!

Lauren is sweet and adorable, and her dress is mod and gorgeous. Her dress is from Zara and her shoes are the brand Unlisted. 

I'm obsessed with Leah's dress. She embraced the nautical theme and did it well. Her dress is Lilly Pulitzer (from E. A. Davis in Wellesley). Her shoes (not pictured) are Nina from DSW. She's literally the sweetest thing ever and her outfits are always amazing.

Grace's dress is adorable. And the collar just makes it! Her dress is Petticoat Alley from Marshalls, her ballet flats are from Old Navy, and her 70 dernier fishnet tights are from Forever 21. Her outfit, in total, only cost $37! She proves that you can be trendy and adorable without ever going over budget. I'm so jealous.

More posts coming soon!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jeffrey Campbell Is A God

Jeffrey Campbell
My guilty pleasure in shoes (as in, the shoes I could never afford/don’t own any of but want all of) is Jeffrey Campbell. I’ve found that the widest selection of his shoes to buy online is at urbanoutfitters.com. Here I’m just going to post pictures of all my favorites… I hope you love them as much as I do!
Jeffrey Campbell Leather Lita Boot $159.00

Also available in tan, black, and brown.
Purchase here
This is his most recognized style of shoe; if you go to specialty stores you can find really funky patterns!

Jeffrey Campbell Smooth Damsel Platform Boot $150.00

Also available in red and brown.
Purchase here
Gives you height (tons of it) and are way easier to walk in than stilettos!

Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Lita Boot $195.00
Also available in red, yellow, and white.
Purchase here

Jeffrey Campbell Cat Tapestry Lita Boot $160.00
Purchase here
Yes, cats! And there’s a dog one too…

Jeffrey Campbell Dog Tapestry Lita Boot $160.00

Purchase here

Jeffrey Campbell X UO Spiked 99 Tie Wedge $178.00
Also available in black.
Purchase here
For those who want some height, but not too much.

Jeffrey Campbell Mattie Boot $180.00
Purchase here
For those who don’t really want height.

Jeffrey Campbell 8th Street Patent Spike Boot $175.00

Purchase here
They’re Docs! With spikes! Jeffrey can do no wrong.

Jeffrey Campbell Roxie Rockaway Lace-Up Boot $198.00

Also available in black and brown.
Purchase here

Jeffrey Campbell Night Walk Lita Boot $198.00

Also available in silver and brown.
Purchase here
Okay, so I actually tried these on for prom last year, and I didn’t end up buying them (although I’m not sure why, I loved them). It may look like these are impossible to walk in, but they’re actually really easy to use and comfortable!

Jeffrey Campbell Damsel Spike Platform Wedge $198.00

Purchase here
More spikes!

Jeffrey Campbell Roks Wedge $148.00

Purchase here
I love this pattern. 

If you love these shoes as much as I do but don't have money, try these less expensive, but similar style from Love Culture:

Killer Studs Boots $44.90
Also available in black and red.
Purchase here

Killer Studs Wedge Booties $43.90
Also available in tan.
Purchase here

Color Block Chunky Heels $35.90

Purchase here

My Senior Cruise post will come in the near future!