Fajr’s World: Kanye To The, Outfit Outtakes & Long Weekends

By July 9, 2012 Fajr's World

I think long weekends are God’s gift to 9 to 5ers. So I treated this past fourth of July weekend as a blessing and made the most of it by romping around Atlantic City, seeing my big brother Kanye in concert and having a general good time with my pals. 

First Stop: Overpacking. Two bikinis, 3 rompers and a dress for one day. Excess much?!

We stayed at The Chelsea, which is a super cute boutique hotel in AC. 

Let the silly photos commence! 

My theme for the night was Spanish Lolita complete with romper & oversized flower! 

Outfit Photos are a must! Behind the Scenes are extra! 

Wake Up Mr. West!

Sunday’s agenda: Brunch, Fringe & Florals

This guy was “breakdancing” in the middle of the casino. Check the Glow in the Dark glasses!

After a great weekend I came in to find new books waiting for me. Kanye, friends & good reads. Life is good.

How was your weekend?

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By July 3, 2012 ST News
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From Stylish Thought! And Lana Del Rey!

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!

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Stars & Stripes: 6 Themed Pieces for a Star Spangled 4th of July

By July 2, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style, Style Inspiration

The 4th of July is one of those rare holidays where you can sport your patriotism proudly! You know we love an occasion to dress in theme and much like rabble rousing teens Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst in Dick, showing your love for your country includes rocking stars and stripes. If you’re not keen on dressing as an American flag head to toe, here are 6 pieces you can wear to show just how proud you are to be an American!

Stars & Stripes Cropped Top and Mini Skirt, Mali Romeo

Jeffrey Campbell Sandals from Karmaloop

Take a patriotic pool dip in this bikini by Fables By Barrie

Rock Star Spangled Scarf from Modcloth

America Shirt from Nasty Gal

Rockabilly Headband from Ebay

Will you be dressing in theme this 4th of July?

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Art School: Emily Hoy’s Geometric Girls

By June 29, 2012 The Vault

Volcolm artist Emily Hoy’s collages are a mix of geometric shapes, pastel colors and cut-out fashion editorials. The mixed-media artist says “I love to organize chaos with old photos, stickers, magazine clips, comic book pages and even debris, manipulating them into a collage of aesthetic understanding.” Check out more of Emily’s work at www.emilyhoy.com


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Style Muse: Isabella Blow

By June 28, 2012 The Vault

“I think style is about a person recognising what their best features are and if your best feature is a waist, wear a fucking waist. If you’ve got a good bust, go empire. I think it’s about finding a mood that you keep to. Then everyone can identify with that style.” ~ Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow was an English magazine editor and connoisseur of new fashion talent. Known for elaborate headpieces, many by milliner Philip Treacy, Isabella is credited with being a muse and jump starting the career of Alexander McQueen. Fearless in her style and passionate about young talent, Isabella’s standout style will always inspire us. 


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Take Back Your Summer: How to Enjoy Summer While Working a 9 to 5

By June 28, 2012 Career, Career Advice, Life, Life Advice
Summer Fridays

While adulthood has its merits, there are a few things you miss once you become a full-fledged “grown up”. One thing high on the list is summer vacation. Gone is the freedom between June and August, no school or homework worries. As a working professional summer is spent in doors 9-5, staring out the window, dreaming of the beach. Oh wait, maybe it’s just me that does that. 

But summer doesn’t have to be a glass case of emotion. You can take back your summer and enjoy the warm weather, cool cocktails and summer fun just like you did when you were a kid. Maybe a little more now that you can afford all of the summer fun. 

Check out these ways to enjoy summer even if most of it is spent indoors. 

Go on Lunch

This seems like pretty obvious advice, non? Well us working ladies sometimes have to pull ourselves away from the screen. Break up your day by going outside for lunch. Dine al fresco and enjoy the glorious weather, if only for an hour.

Happy Hours Anyone

Summers were made for happy hours and most bars & lounges in your city have free flowing summer HHs. Take advantage and hit a spot you’ve been meaning to try. Set up a monthly meet up with your other overworked girlfriends and find a roof top to take in the sun after work. Your local City Paper should have info on upcoming events and specials. 

Take Your Vacation Days

Vacation days, PTO, whatever you call them, they are a blessing! And you should appreciate all your blessings :) Even if you don’t have a destination to hop to, you can take your vacation to lounge around the house, go on a road trip or simply do nothing in your own backyard. Having no obligations, makes summer that much sweeter and apparently taking vacation is good for your health

Pro Tip: Stockpile your vacation days in the winter and then take them in the summer. Check with your company’s HR department to make sure this is acceptable or not, of course! 

Bookend your Holidays

Another good use of your vacation days is to sandwich your holiday time and extend your time off. Most companies give time off for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Use your vacation to take the days around the holiday off and BAM! long weekend here you come! Stay at the shore a little longer or take advantage of holiday travel deals. 

Take Advantage of Summer Fridays

Many museums, Piers and art galleries have summer events that cater to working professionals. Museum of Fine Arts Boston hosts a Summer Friday series (open courtyard, flowing wine) and Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing has a Screening Under the Stars movie series (every Thursday). Seek out these events (usually happening from 5:30 – until) to take the edge off after a long day at work. 

Summer is meant to enjoyed and your employer understands that. Take advantage of what time you can take off and remember to get work priorities completed before shutting down!

How do you keep up the summer fun while working a 9 to 5?

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By June 25, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style

Sometimes, hitting the mall and the tried & true stores gets a bit stale. Not that you don’t enjoy your F21 deals, but if you see another girl with the same Aztec print dress, you’ll scream. We know the feeling.

So what’s a gal to do when her regular stores won’t do. Shake up her shopping spots, that’s what! Mix up where you spend your hard-earned cash and try out a new online boutique. A little weary? Well we have ten online shops with great quality pieces, great deals and unique styles you won’t see on anyone else.

1. Refinery 29 Reserve

Refinery 29 is known for its amazing coverage of the fashion scene. They cover indie & mainstream fashion seamlessly and in their Reserve store they offer amazing sales and discounts on both. Buy shopping credits to indie designers like Lauren Moffat, Tucker and Jay Goddfrey.

2. Modcloth

Modcloth is the sweet girl’s style haven. With the click of a button you can score adorable dresses, Irregular Choice shoes and delightful housewares. A long time favorite, Modcloth has redefined online shopping with great customer service and a welcoming style community.

3. Etsy

Really want to support independent designers and find one of a kind pieces. Etsy is your one-stop shop for all things handmade. With millions of sellers there is something for everyone, from handcrafted dresses to secondhand vintage. Beware, scouring Etsy can have you down a rabbit hole of unique store after unique store.

3. ASOS Marketplace

ASOS has become synonymous with great fashion from across the pond. And is pretty ubiquitous if you’re an online shopper. But the ASOS Marketplace is a lesser known section featuring indie designers and vintage sellers.

4. Les Nouvelles

A little higher end, Les Nouvelles carries great brands like Mara Hoffman, Karen Walker and more. Fresh and contemporary, Les Nouvelles will have you stalking (and salivating) over designers and accessories.

5. Bona Drag

Gypsies, tramps and thieves. If you’re channeling Stevie Nicks, then Bona Drag is the shop for you. With Pamela Love jewelry, Rachel Antonoff jumpsuits and more Jeffrey Campbells than a fashion bloggers wardrobe, Bona Drag is a must-go for more obscure style.

6. Unique Vintage

Retro girls unite! Unique Vintage has your throwback styles by the boatload. An aggregator of sorts, UV carries popular retro lines like Stop Staring,  Queen of Heartz and Bernie Dexter and has everything from swimsuits to prom dresses.

7. Karmaloop

Street chic and urban fashion combine on Karmaloop.com. Home to many indie streetwear brands, Karmaloop also has something for the ladies. From cool leggings to edgy t-shirt lines, Karmaloop carries well-known lines like Stussy, Married to the Mob and Melody Eshani.

8. EBay

If you’re an avid online shopper, Ebay is old hat. But with new sites popping up left and right, it’s easy to forget about the gem of Ebay. Find everything from vintage Marigela (for a hefty price) to the latest vintage-meets-trend. 

9. Revolve Clothing

Revolve Clothing is a hip girl’s playground. With a great mashup of established and indie brands, Revolve has everything your closet needs in an organized and sleek interface.

10. Shopbop

Shopbop is clean and classic, much like the easy, breezy clothing they sell. Carrying labels such as A.P.C., Marc Jacobs and JBrand, Shopbop has an effortless cool that will have you hooked.

What online stores do you frequent? Any not listed here? Do tell!

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“She Wore A”: 10 Hot Bathing Suits for a Cool Dip

By June 25, 2012 Fashion, Personal Style
Vogue Bathing Suits

Summer is synonymous with pools, oceans and bodies of water. And bodies of water almost always mean swimwear. Finding the right bathing suit is a combination of coverage, fit and comfort. And there is no substitute for trying on tons of suits to find what works for you. 

Once you know what style you like, check out these 10 stylish and unique bathing suits. From high waist to fringe, here are a few swimsuits that will have you diving in head first. 

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What bathing suit styles are you looking to rock this summer?

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