Everyday Kpop Fashion: SNSD “Lion Heart” and “You Think” Inspired Looks

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As any veteran Kpop fan knows, Girls’ Generation is one of the most successful girl groups in the industry. The 8 members of SNSD made a comeback earlier this month with 2 new music videos, both featuring some awesome outfits.

Small space, small budget. Big style. The studio apartment challenge.

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Recently on Polyvore I participated in a contest to furnish a studio apartment on a budget of $2500 dollars.

Studios are known for being tight on space, so multi-functional furniture is a must. For this challenge, I included a pull-out sofa. This lets you put your bed away during the day so your one-room abode can have a workable living space.

Ottomans and baskets are stylish ways to add storage. Long tables work as casual coffee tables during the day and a place to dine at night. Just add floor mats, plates, and silverware for an Eastern-inspired eating experience.

Wardrobes keep the clutter out of sight and can work in place of a closet for storing clothes. Desks are also a must for any student or young professional.

What do you think of this design? How might you style a studio? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and thanks for reading.

My favorite office outfit

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In following with the the local tone of most of this week’s posts, I’ve decided to share with you an outfit out of my own closet this Fashion Friday. The following is my favorite outfit for the office.

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I bought this dress a couple of months ago online from the Loft. The Loft often runs 40%-60% off sales in store and online. I don’t recall the exact price of this particular dress, but I believe I got it for around $40. It’s a pale blue with navy patterns and a dark blue scarf, ruffled cap sleeves, and a lined waist. I especially love the classic feel the scarf gives it.

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The shoes are a fabulous find from Sears online and are from the brand Laura Scott. I love the touch of black along the middle and the heel is a small one, which is good for clumsy people like me. They’re not the best shoes for standing in for a very long time, but they’re perfectly comfortable for wearing around the office, to dinner, or anything like that. And for $18, they’re easy on my wallet. I’m thinking of buying another pair in a different color at that price. You can find the shoe on Sears’ website here.

I usually accessorize this outfit with pearl studs or simple pearl drop earrings with a matching ring. What’s your favorite office outfit? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

 

 

Fashion Fridays: Sophisticated Symphony Look

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Last night I and a friend attended the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert presented by the Nashville Symphony. It was a wonderful performance that I’ll discuss further in another post later today, but for this week’s Fashion Friday I thought I would share with you all how to build an appropriate outfit for evenings at the symphony or any other upscale event without spending a fortune.

You don’t have to spend a million bucks to dress like it. That’s sometimes hard to believe when one is in fact surrounded by the city’s richest patrons of the arts at large events. But it’s true. I sometimes spend more on the ticket getting into the show than I do on my whole outfit.

Spring Time on a Dime: Yellow & Blue

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Kick off spring and stay on budget with this cute, casual look in yellow and blue. 

Jacket: GAP, $35 

Shirt: Newlook.com, $22 

Purse: Kohls, $29 

Shoes: Keds, $25 on sale 

Culottes: Yesstyle.com, $24

Click the picture to see this collection in Polyvore with direct links to purchase these items. What colors are you mixing and matching for spring? Feel free to drop a comment, check out more fashion on my Polyvore  or Pinterest  and follow the blog for future fashion posts.