Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wu Me.

I love the layers and deep colors that fall brings, and can not wait to transition into autumn appropriate clothing. A dress that speaks to my more demure and buttoned up side is the Aslot Dress by Jason Wu. The color and shape is just gorgeous, as is the leather belt that it comes with. I also have a feeling that the pleats make the skirt dance a bit.

I would definitely buy it...if only the price tag were not more than my rent.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

No title can live up to this jacket.

In the eternal words of Rachel Zoe, "I die." This jacket is so beyond insane, and looks like a certain leather jacket that costs much more! There are ribbed sleeve insets that make it easier to move in, but the main attraction is the shape. I am officially obsessed. Aren't you?!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shameless self promotion!

If you are reading this, you must love shopping, fashion and style tips. The exciting thing that I have been putting off for months and months is finally happening! The Style Edge is finally going to have it's own youtube channel! Get ready, because it will be launching on August 7th! Keep tuned, because there will be a giveaway soon after the launch for all of my subscribers.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mock Croc

Please excuse my recent absence. I have been so busy and tired lately, that blogging has taken a back seat. I thought I would just gush about my newest desire: the architectural reptile satchel from Deena & Ozzy at Urban. I can't tell if it is going to be too large for me, but by the looks of things, it seems like the perfect structured bag for fall. It can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross body bag (and lord knows I love a cross body bag)! Only time will tell if this makes it into my closet, but it is a huge contender due to the amazing price. Enjoy the lusting!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

All Nighter

I am currently back home, visiting my parents. As usual, when I am home my mom loves taking advantage of having a shopping buddy, and last night we hit up the local makeup counters. She treated me to some much needed products, including Urban Decay's All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Spray. I have not found a primer that I absolutely love, and the girl that was assisting us suggested I use a setting spray instead. The spray claims to keep your makeup in place for 16 hours, and keep it from melting or dehydrating in all types of bad weather! What could be better? All Nighter spray is also vegan, cruelty free, and dermatologist tested.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


As you may remember, one of my best friends visited me in July. (She and I share the same guilty pleasure- youtube beauty gurus.) We had a fantastic time talking makeup, fashion, and about the future of our blogs. Kim has always been talented when it comes to makeup, always one to be doing other girls' makeup before dances and has a killer eye for color. She just started a new blog about beauty and being on a budget (something we can all relate too). I highly recommend you check it out! She and I will be collaborating with our blogs soon, so stay tuned for that!

What are you waiting for? Check it out!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Spotlight On: Free People Jewelry

I was browsing the Free People website and stumbled upon so many great finds, especially in the jewelry and accessories area. I am loving the tribal influence in these pieces, and truly wish I could buy all of these necklaces! Unfortunately some of these are out of my price range, but they are great inspiration for vintage shopping.

Fortunes Told necklace

Fringe necklace

Anhelos necklace

Pocket Knife necklace

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Guest Post: Oliver the dog

Hi! My name is Oliver and I am Ilyssa's new dog! I thought I would introduce myself and do a bit of guest blogging. I love walks, playing with toys, sleeping, and chicken treats. Below are some things Ilyssa and I found that looked like fun for a cool dog like myself. Woof!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Get excited: Shabby Apple giveaway!

Shabby Apple is an amazing company that makes fabulous dresses (among other things) for affordable prices. I am definitely a budget conscious babe, and was thrilled when I took a look around their website.
I am so excited to announce that at the beginning of August, I will be launching a youtube channel featuring style advice, and Shabby Apple will be doing a giveaway for the launch! Keep checking in and when my youtube channel launches, you will have all the details on the fantastic giveaway!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fitness Friday

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI am on a little health kick right now, and wanted to share a few fitness themed favorites with you. I love these pants by Hard Tail. My boyfriend isn't a fan of the maternity style rollover, but they are incredibly comfy and great for working out. Next is a great little sweater perfect for lounging in or wearing as a warm up. The bow makes it so much cuter than your average sweat top. Lastly, If you are trying to get healthy like me, you need a bag to tote around all your water bottles and protein shakes in. May I suggest the Puma First Round Shopper? It's got the athletic feel, while keeping a sleek and stylish edge.