Apologies (again!)

Dear Readers,

There hasn’t been an update this past week, largely due to the fact that I haven’t had a computer to work on, as mine was in the shop. However, now that I’ve got my computer back (and better than ever!), you can expect a new post presently.

Bailey

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Back to School: Preppy

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It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the weather is changing, the month of August has only just started and it’s rapidly coming to a close. It’s time to stop shopping for summer and start thinking about fall, and, more specifically, school.

I’ve always believed that it is imperative to make a good first impression on the first day at school, but that doesn’t mean you have to dress/act like Tracy Flick (nor should you). Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll explore the many different outfits you can consider for that first day.

This week, we’ll be looking at a preppy style.
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Trend Alert: Studs

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The new studded Coach bag. Image courtesy of elle.com.

One of the big trends on the runway this season is metallics–but not the basic gold or bronze hues of the past! Designers are taking their love of all things metal one step further, and are incorporating actual metal in their collections. Studs are on everything: bags (like the new Coach handbag pictured above), shoes, skirts, sunglasses, and even hairclips (like in Botega Veneta’s newest collection).

This trend is coming hand-in-hand with another big one for fall: biker chic. Look for leather jackets and knee-high black boots to complete your outfit, if you really want to go the whole nine yards with it. Personally, I would stick to one or two items from this trend (bag OR jacket OR shoes) and then I would pair the selection with some neutral basics, a few layers of silver necklaces, some smoky eye makeup, and call it a day. The key to working any trend is to play it up and not let anything else in your ensemble upstage it.

What do you think of the new studs trend?

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Now… & Later!

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One of my favorite parts about the change in seasons is the fact that I have an excuse to change my wardrobe. However, it’s downright silly (and expensive!) to throw away or store your summer clothes in favor of brand-new winter garments. Why not just incorporate your summer faves in fun, winter ways?

After the jump, we explore two different ways to wear a basic sundress…
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Apologies are in order…

Wow, it has been a crazy five or so months, hasn’t it?

By which I mean, I am a dolt who got very very distracted during my last semester of school therefore had no time to update the site. Summer is upon us, and with the urging of some kind readers, De La Moded is back in business. Hellz to the yeah.

What should you expect in the future? More polyvore ensembles, more website recommendations, trend alerts, and more. Stay tuned!

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Great Beauty Buy

Product Info: Boots No7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Nude, $11.99

This product is the best foundation ever. No joke. It is inexpensive, has SPF 15 (so it prevents wrinkles!), accessible (they sell it at Target), and it seriously is the best foundation I’ve ever tried (and believe me, I’ve tried my fair share). I use the Ivory color, because I’m unbelievably freaking pale, and it always blends in perfectly. All of the Boots No7 skincare products work excellently, really. I highly recommend any of them.

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Happy Hump Day: A Gift for You

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Looking for a way out of Wednesday’s doldrums? I fully recommend I Am Chuck Bass, a delightful blog about my very favorite show, “Gossip Girl.” Best of all, it’s run by two dudes. Hard to believe that a couple guys are sitting around taking notes on Blair’s wardrobe, but they comment enough on Serena’s cleavage that I am willing to believe it.

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