FashionLooks We ♥: The Arm Party!


If you’ve never heard the term “Arm Party” let us catch you up: an arm party is a wildly cool collection of friendship bracelets, bangles, watches, or anything else stacked up on the wrist. This is a really flavorful way to make a personal statement, and some of us girls got together to show off some different looks.
Check out these friendship bracelets, bangles, and cuffs, and start building your own arm party! 

GeneralGirl Crush: The Cast of HBO’s Girls

 
I dont have cable. Even though I love watching TV, I mostly get to watch it later through Netflix or Hulu Plus. About a month ago, I acquired my friend’s HBO Go login. So I had heard no hype about the new HBO show Girls (was there even any at all? I’m seriously unaware). Thank goodness my curiosity took the better of me, because I found some major new girl crushes. 
 
The show follows Hannah (played by Lena Dunham who also wrote and directed the show) and her three friends; the free-spirited Jessa (Jemmia Kirke), the semi-uptight, seemingly perfect Marnie (Allison Williams), and hilariously innocent Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). What I like most about the show is that it seems real to me, and I can connect all the characters to my life situations, or even people I know.
For me, I have two clear favorites (Shoshanna and Jessa!) but really, every girl is totally crush worthy. Hannah’s quirky humor paired with Marnie’s sensable ways makes them the perfect best friend duo. 
Do you watch Girls? Who is your fav character?
(Images via New York Mag)

FashionTrend Alert: Phantom Heels

Chunky, stiletto, cone, kitten… I thought we’d seen it all. Until, of course, there was nothing at all to see! The heelless platform, or phantom heel as I’ve affectionately come to call it, is no longer a magical foot-piece reserved for the theatrical likes of Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj. The cool curved back has been popping up all over, from red carpet to sidewalk, and not just as a crazy Halloween gag. The phantom heel has made it mainstream, so stock up on a pair of your own!
I’m pretty sure Daphne Guinness was born in these….


If you’re looking for real world inspiration, then check out Eteclea. This girl rocks the phantoms like it’s nothing.

(Images courtesy of New York Girl Syle and Google)

BeautyParty Nails! Electropop by China Glaze

Finally, a collection of nail lacquers for the ultimate party girl!
 
Brought to you by the beloved China Glaze, the Electropop collection riffs on the club and dance scene with awesome colors like Aquadelic, Sweet Hook, and Wicked Style. These brights are more than all right, they’re fantastic, and you can pretty much go crazy with all the possible combinations. My personal favorite? It’s gotta be Gaga for Green
 

ContestsWin from BonLook and LuLu*s

Have you guys heard about BonLook?  If you haven’t, you are going to be so excited! You can get prescription lenses and frames of your choice starting at just $99! As a lifetime wearer of corrective lenses and contacts, I have always been excited to get new glasses, but so bummed when I’ve had to shell out several hundred dollars for frames and lenses. The expense has made getting a new pair sort of a special occasion, not to mention having to be so careful with them! Does anyone else remember breaking their glasses and having to explain THAT to Mom and Dad? Well, fret no more, because now at such great prices you can build an “eyewear wardrobe” so you have choices depending on your mood!
 
BonLook sent me a pair of their awesome, Drink the Kool-Aid frames in black and clear. I loved this look because they remind me of horn-rimmed styles from the ’60s, kind of like James Dean. If anything reminds me of either of those two things, I AM SOLD.
I created an account on their site, entered in my prescription information, and then patiently waited for my glasses to arrive. I was so stoked when they arrived only a few days later! Let me tell you that this pair of complete glasses for $99 goes above and beyond in the quality department. I have paid a TON of money for “designer” frames and they were not as well made or sturdy as these adorable glasses. I love the black and clear coloring with the classic vintage-inspired styling. I have had these for a few weeks and they are so comfortable! I get a ton of compliments on them. My prescription is just right, too! I will definitely order from them in the future; such a great value!
 
Today, we have partnered up with BonLook.com to offer a very special contest to our readers! In just a few steps, you can be entered to win a $99 voucher from BonLook and a $99 voucher to LuLu*s!
 
 
Here is what you need to do:
-Visit Bonlook.com and find your favorite pair of glasses!
-Visit Lulus.com and find the best piece to pair your favorite glasses with!
-List the links in a comment below along with your email address for a chance to win two $99 vouchers!
*One comment per reader please. Contest open until Friday May 18, 2012 at 5 PM PST. Winner will be drawn at random using a number generator. Winner will be drawn and contacted via email on Monday May 21, 2012.
 
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