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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cartoons Are Better Than Real Life

In cartoons you can run off the edge of the cliff and you won't fall until you notice that you've run off the edge. You can survive anvils falling on your head. You can be a talking duck. You can teach countless children their state capitals with a silly song. Speaking of silly songs, you can inform the world that everyone has a water buffalo. You can even wear the exact same outfit everyday for all of time because you're drawn and not real. If you've always wanted to experience some of the cartoon life, JumpFromPaper can give you that 2D feel in the 3D world with their quirky, cool cartoon bags.  Which bag would you choose for your jump into TV land?
Pink Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Carly Sweetie $89

Yellow Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Summer Breeze Handbag $89

Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Giggle Crossbody $89

Teal Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Cheers Bag, $99

Orange Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Cheese! Messenger $99

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Suprising Fashion Find: Hot Topic

You may have noticed a lull in content on FMF. A lot of that has to do with the state of fashion right now. We're not big fans of what's in stores at the moment, which is making both shopping and blogging a bit of a challenge. Recently, I made a surprising fashion discover, or rediscovery.
I haven't shopped at Hot Topic since high school, but they sell cool fandom stuff now. I went in for Pokemon, and came out with a few new dresses. Surprisingly, Hot Topic has a wide variety of cut dresses that look quite different from the same dresses I'm seeing everywhere else. They have the typical, edgy fair you'd expect from Hot Topic, but not all of it is fit only for teens. This Black Moto dress ($40) and Aquamarine skull dress ($20) have a fun edge but have simple enough designs to still be versatile.

Most surprisingly, Hot Topic has plenty of retro, adorable clothing like these two looks. The Red and Black Polka Dot Romper ($32) and the Navy Sailor Dress ($79, plus size pictured junior's sizes available too) are sadly both online exclusives, but Hot Topic will ship for free to their stores (and as long as you order with a credit card, you can return online orders to the store too).

Hot Topic mostly offers dresses in junior's sizes so you may want to size up if you're ordering online. Thankfully, most of their stores offer a variety of dresses in all sizes for you to try on and get a sense of size. This Nautical Navy Dress ($44) has little skulls in the print. This little Black Lace Dress ($40) is a simple look made for fun styling.

If you're nerdy, you might like to look into their line of fandom-themed dresses. I have both of these, and I love them because most people just think they are a fun print. They usually don't noticed that I'm wearing a Doctor Who Villains Dress ($28) until they get a closer look. And the Harry Potter Marauder's Map Dress ($28) looks really cute with a cropped jacket and tights

If you want more subtle fandom wear, Hot Topic has that too. You can pick up this Orphan Black Dress ($24), which is a basic red dress with a DNA helix print. For the Disney fans, this Little Mermaid Dress ($32) looks like a tropical, leafy print of sorts from a distance, but really has Ariel silhouettes and bubbles all over it.

Have you found any unexpected fashion buys lately?

Monday, March 16, 2015

1960s Eye Makeup

For Halloween (yes, forever ago), I dressed up like a science officer from Star Trek: The Original Series. This involved big hair and dramatic eyes. Since then, I've been hooked on 1960s eye makeup. For a simple, everyday homage to this style, I dab white on my waterline and use Benefit Push-Up Liner (so easy to use!) for a thick wing. Fake eyelashes are an absolute must for perfecting the look, but it's not something I do everyday. You can play with the 1960s even more by outlining your eyelid with liner or a bright color. Remember, keep your lips neutral, especially if you're opting for one of the more graphic interpretations of this style.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Have Your Cake and Wear It Too

I love shoes. I love dessert. Now, I can have both in one. Shoe Bakery serves a smorgasbord of delectable, wearable treats. These dessert-themed shoes range from the adorable Pink Cake wedges to buzz-worthy Pumpkin Spice Latte flats to cool Mint Chocolate Chip shoes. Go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth with some sweet treats for your feet(s).

Pink Cake Wedges, $300
Pumpkin Spice Latte Flats, $75

Mint Ice Cream Flats, $150

Red Velvet Cake Heels, $275

Teal Sprinkle Flats, $70

Vanilla Sundae Heels, $270

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ode to Black Skinny Jeans

Last year for Halloween I wanted to be Death from the Sandman comics. To do this, I needed black pants. This seems like a straightforward clothing item that I would already have, but you're assuming I'm the kind of person who can find pants that fit. I'm not that kind of person. I really don't own many pants. Because I hate shopping for pants, and because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on pants I probably wouldn't wear often, I grabbed these black skinny jeans on super sale at Target. I think I paid $14. They are usually $28. They fit OK, which is better than most pants fit. They were actual skinny pants not leggings. They were cheap. They were black. I figured they would work for Halloween and maybe I would wear them on cold days at work if they didn't fall down too much. (They fall down a little).

It turns out these jeans, despite all the stretch in them, really shape to your body. After wearing the Halloween costume a few places, the pants had molded to my curves and fit better than any pants I own. This is not to say they fit perfectly. They don't. I don't own any pants that actually fit me, but these fit the best. I work in a somewhat casual office so I am able to wear these to work a lot. Pairing them with a blazer lets me get away with them at trade shows too.

I wore them so much they fell apart by spring and Target stopped carrying them. I managed to nab a pair on clearance for $12. This fall, I noticed they were back. I bought another pair on sale, and I'm thinking about stocking up even if I don't see a sale again because I like them. Also, they are super soft "denim" so they do wear out more quickly than most jeans.

They have a nicer texture than most black jeans. They almost feel more like a super soft chino than a denim. They look amazing with sweaters and boots. They are warm. And I haven't had any trouble with them fading (probably because they wear out quickly).

Side note: The actual blue jeans in this same fit do not fit as well, wear as well or feel as soft and wonderful. They also fade. I have no idea why. These come in khaki, which looks like it would wear the same, but I avoid tight pants that are that close to my actual skin color. Bad plan. I wish they would make these in colors. I would buy all the colors.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pick of the Week: Dip-hem Skater Dress

This is a power dress. It's the sort of simple dress with an eye-catching detail that lets your inner star shine. It's all about the skirt with it's sexy-sweet dip, abundant pleats and beautiful movement. It's hard to not feel stunning when your skirt swishes. The top is so plain and modest, you can really style it however you want. Red heels and a simple gold necklace? Lovely. Biker boots and a cropped tee? Why not? Beige ballet flats and a silk scarf? Perfect.

There are a few black versions left, but I'm partial to the skin and eye-highlighting blue. This dress is $90 at ASOS and worth it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pick of the Week: Comfy Blazer

I'm getting ready for a work trip next week. It will be a whirlwind. I'm flying very early in the morning in time to land and get to an expo that huge and rather hectic. On the last day, I'm leaving the expo and rushing to the airport for an afternoon flight. I'll be flying in work clothes twice. I'll also be stuffing everything for that trip into a carry on. I have to look professional, but I also need to be able to move around the show floor with clothes that travel well. Queue these comfy blazers from target. They are basic, come in great colors, look professional and feel more like a lightweight sweatshirt than a blazer. And, unlike most inexpensive blazers, they fit nicely because they fabric has a little more give.

Women's Ponte Blazer, Target, $34.99