Thursday, March 29, 2012

Books to check out!

"Classy" by Derek Blasberg
"Very Classy" by Derek Blasberg
"How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" by Jordan Christy

My top three celebrity class acts.

Lauren Conrad:
I may be biased, being a huge Lauren Conrad fan, but Lauren is definitely one of my top three class acts. Not a lot of stars can spend several years being followed around by tv cameras and come out in the end calm, classy, and a successful fashion designer.

Guiliana Rancic:
Not only does Guiliana have amazing style and a job hosting E News that most girls envy, she also has shown viewers the trials and tribulations that she has been through on the hit Style show, "Guliana and Bill." From infertility treatments to a diagnosis of breast cancer, Guiliana has been an inspiration for women everywhere, putting her life on display to help raise awareness, and has done so with an admirable amount of class.

Kate Middleton:
The Duchess of Cambridge not only has gracefully transformed into a Princess while the entire world watched, but she also did so with her own classy unique style.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Keep calm and stay classy.

Color wars... The color combination that is always a losing battle.

I think everyone can agree that when getting dressed the most important thing one can do is make sure that the colors that they are wearing match. However, there are some colors pairings out there that just don't work well together at all. Recently I became aware of some confusion on what colors exactly cannot be matched, three that come to mind are black and brown, navy blue and black, and grey and brown. So let's clear up this confusion:

Black and Brown:
We're talking about a deeper brown here, because lighter shades of brown such as tan are of course acceptable. A darker brown is completely acceptable when paired with black, just in moderation. For example here are some examples of how to do black and a darker brown right :

Black and Navy Blue:
Although not the brightest color combination, navy blue and black actually look great when paired together correctly. If you don't want to take my word for it, here's some proof:

Now for the last combination; Grey and Brown:
Here's the thing, I couldn't find any pictures of the colors working well together in an outfit because, well they just don't. This is the combo that just can't happen. Some things just don't compliment each other well, and when it comes to colors, those things are grey and brown. Light brown, dark brown, tan.. it just isn't going to happen.

Well I hope that helped to clear up some confusion!

   Stay Classy :)

Enough said...

Stay Classy :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

For your ears only... please.

Before I set foot on a college campus, I had never really noticed how many people didn't understand the purpose of headphones. In the library, before class, walking down the hall, it seems like people have forgotten that their headphones were permitting them to enjoy their music, while the rest of us around them got to enjoy our peace and quiet. Not only are you damaging your hearing little by little, but you're just being plain annoying. No thank you, I don't feel like sitting next to you before class and hearing every lyric of the rap song you're listening to because your music is THAT loud.  Really now? Is the only way you can enjoy your music by listening to it at 100% volume? Please I ask, wake up and realize that not everyone wants to listen along with you. Use your headphones for their intended purposes and enjoy your music by yourself, without treating the people around you to that listening pleasure as well.
    Stay Classy :)

Classroom Etiquette

It's amazing  how easily we tend to forget the simple lessons first taught to us in elementary school; Raise you hand in class. Don't interrupt other when they are speaking. Do onto others as you would do onto yourself. Basically, be respectful. These are just a few of the simple lessons taught to us at a young age that should mold into common sense as we grow older. This however, is not the case. It seems as though maybe colleges (and high schools) may need to introduce a class on how to act during class. Not cool... those people who sit there and mutter comments to themselves during the entire class, raise your hand and say it out loud.. and stop making those who sit around you crazy. Side conversations, not only are they disrespectful, but when the rest of the classroom is quiet and you just keep on murmuring to your friend.. how do you not feel like your being disrespectful? Lastly, my biggest pet peeve lately is an annoyance that I recently experienced.. laughing at a classmate's answers. Seriously people? You are in a college classroom, act like it. Respect not only your teacher, but also your other classmates. When your acting immature with your friend laughing at someone else's response, your classmates are seeing you as obnoxious and immature. Is that what you wanted to accomplish? I don't think so. So remember, sometimes even in the highest learning institutions, remember to simply be respectful.
    Stay Classy :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Yoga pants: When to wear, and when not to wear? That is the question.

Yoga pants. Now i'll be the first to admit that every girl should have a pair in her closet.. they're comfy, curve-hugging, stylish (thank you Victoria's Secret), and no longer just for doing yoga. However, they are also being misused everyday by girls everywhere. Since they were originally intended to wear while doing yoga, of course wearing yoga pants while working out is acceptable, in fact I strongly encourage it. Bye, bye baggy sweatpants! Hello looking good while working out thanks to yoga pants. Also acceptable, feel like a comfy Friday night at home but still have people other than your family around? Yes, please feel free to resort to yoga pants and stay far away from sweats.
     Now that we've established when to wear yoga pants, now on to when not too.. School; a place where one is surrounded by their peers, teachers, and only has to spend 6 or less hours of their day. Put away the yoga pants and slip on a pair of jeans. Yes, I understand there are those days once in a while where you feel like crap and have to wear them, but the key word there is ONCE in a WHILE. The phrase "dress to impress" was coined for a reason people. Which brings me to something I witnessed the other night at dinner.. NEVER is it acceptable to substitute dress pants for yoga pants. From a far distance yes they look alike, but they are NOT the same thing. In fact, they are opposites.
     I believe yoga pants are a staple for every girl's workout wardrobe, just be careful to use them to your advantage and not to misuse them! Remember.. outside of the gym, fashion always comes before comfort.
     Stay Classy :)

Hello :)

So my first post I feel should be an explanation as to why I felt the need to start a blog in the first place..
Being a female college student,  I come across many situations and people during the day, that make me stop and wonder.. What were they thinking?; Do you really think that is an acceptable outfit to wear out in public?; Why would you ever say that out loud?; Did you seriously just post that on Facebook?; etc. Point being, I feel as though "kids these days" need a reality check on what's acceptable and what is definitely not acceptable in society today. Yes, there are so many different styles and trends of dress and behavior that are evolving and developing each day but, some things will never be ok. So this blog will serve as a place to voice my opinion and rants about these pet peeves of mine, and to hopefully knock some sense into the classless offenders out there.
              Stay Classy :)