Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Adventures of Penny the Chicken

So I have a stress reliever, Penny. And I've told her a million times she could never handle aday in my shoes. This is her trying. 

Picking out something to eat in my fridge.

Penny: "What will I wear?"

"Let's look outside to see how cold it is outside!"

"Does this girl have shoes in my size?"

"Omg, my hair needs straigtening...wait, what hair?"

"Reaching the sink might just be a problem"

"Let's see which roosters are online. Ohh, lala."

"So. Much. Reading. Holy, crap."

"Riding this bike might be a challenge."

"Stunna shades. Check me out!"

"Why did the chicken cross the road? Oh my, it might be too big for me"

"Ahhh, look at that huge bus! Dead chicken here."

"I'll just people watch! What a stressful day! "

FMDS and 16 Blocks Fashion Show

At the center of fashion world here in College Town, I give you the 16 Blocks Fashion show from last week. I'll add captions at some point...until then, enjoy! (And I still have some more to add :P)
Much love, 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What To Wear Where? There?

My research on how to dress as far as dress codes are concerned is becoming more confounding the more I learn. Emily Post, however polite and WMPed she is, I think my dress code parameters are a bit simpler than the whit tie variety. in the event that it were, I'd have a stylist to take care of that. Therefore Wikipedia strikes again to lend me the following results:

Dress Code  (Western) falls under the following categories:
  • Formal wear (formal/semi formal) 
  •  Informal 
  • Smart Casual 
  • Business casual 
  • Casual 
  • Active Attire
Ok, slightly less ambiguous, still needs some research. Also, i should note that I'll pull from both to figure this out and bring it to you!

Don't want to show up in the wrong outfit: 

In the meantime, I'll post the logn awaited Style Sighigns form ALL SEMESTER! Yikes! 

Till soon, much love, 

Nerd Chic, Brought To You By Commando Tights

Nerd Central.
Oh yes, hipster on the rise here:

Till soon, much love, 

White Tie (The Not So Casual??? Ok. Confused...)

As if anything associated with "tie" can be considered casual? Ok, so this is a continuation of the post on  Casual, Casual? Or Just Casual? Or Really Casual? My perpetual endaevor continues especially becasue of my age.

I'm a college student.

And if you've been invited to said formal event, you probably run with people that would already know these things. However, I don't...and I'm sure you don't either. That's why you're still reading.

Ok, think The recent royal nuptuals and associated fuctions. Wikipedia says the following for women's attire

" Although female dress is not as formally codified as that of men, where white tie is prescribed women are expected to wear full-length dresses such as ball gowns. Dresses with lengths above the ankle (such as cocktail or tea-length dresses) are frowned upon and considered inappropriate. Depending on the formality of the event, bare shoulders may or may not be acceptable. Shawls and long gloves are common accessories. Women's gloves should be white and elbow-length...and are never taken off until seated at a table. At the most formal balls, ball gowns are often required to be white. At hunt balls, ball gowns are often required to be black, white, silver or gold.
Where state decorations are worn it will usually be appropriate for royal and aristocratic women to wear tiaras."

Think Fred Astaire in The Royal Wedding

Or your 8 am lecture could just be THAT boring. Digressing, yet again.

Ok, are some White Tie affair ideas  incorporating some of this season's trends. And if you know a thing or two about me, you know alot of them are going to be black.

Or Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (one of my most favorite movies of all time)

My kind of party. 

Till soon, much love,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Casual, Casual? Or Just Casual? Or Really Casual?

Ok, so here it is. I'll admit that many days go by when I have no idea what to wear.

Not the faintest idea.

And I'm the self ascribed "Fashionista". Don't worry, this isn't one of those posts where I self indulge and tell you how awkward my life is on a normal basis.

But I am a blogger no? And that comes with the territory...

But I digress.

In light of my perpetual awkwardness and the ensuing situations that follow, I try to avoid these circumstances as much as possible. For instance, 2 weekends ago I was invited to several functions whose dress code included the following: black tie, dressy casual and black tie optional.

So I considered the ultimate life altering question I face every day, what in the world will I wear? And what is casual?


Question mark. Point blank.

I was reading the Washington Life Magazine as I often do, to see how many people I personally know in it and I came across the Ambassador's section of the issue. Of course it was a "what to wear guide" for the events going on this fall and if one were invited to a ambassador's function, it should then be noted that casual just means not formal. Implying that you shouldn't show up in jeans if a ball gown is not required. A "no sneakers" event, if you will.

I went shopping in my closet, and then had hours and hours of conversing with my mother over what I should pack. I mean, my mother is The Master of shopping, shoes and dressing. And my father is the guru of Bow Ties...and then the previously stated snappy dressing nerd and the It Girl gave birth to me. However, I claim the title of Sparkle Master....

ANYWAAAAYYY!!! So I consulted her on what casual was and we couldn't decide. As with any question unanswered, I turned to the digital deity: Google.

Here's t

Emily Post ventures to explain:

White Tie

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
Black Tie

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • dressy cocktail dress
  • Your dressiest little black dress
Black Tie

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • dressy cocktail dress
  • your dressiest little black dress
  • fun or unique accessories

Black Tie

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • dressy cocktail dress
  • a little black dress
  • dressy separates


  • Short afternoon or cocktail dress
  • a little black dress
  • long dressy skirt and top
  • dressy separates


(usually for the holidays)

  • Cocktail dress or
  • long dressy skirt and top
  • dressy pants outfit or separates
  • a little black dress
  • feature holiday colors and accessories

Business Formal *
  • Suit
  • business-style dress
  • dress with a jacket
  • stockings (optional in summer)
  • heels, low or high


  • Skirt, khakis or pants
  • open-collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater
    (no spaghetti straps or decolleté)
  • casual-style dress


  • Dress
  • skirt and dressy top
  • dressy pants outfit
  • nice jeans and dressy top


  • Sundress
  • long or short skirt
  • khakis or nice jeans
  • shorts (depending on occasion and climate)
  • plain t-shirt (no slogans), polo shirt, or turtleneck
  • casual button-down blouse
*Always check and abide by your company's dress code.

Alot of that sounds like Chinese...

What's white tie?????

So that leaves me with the task of illustrating pictorially. Not now though, I have to string this one out to keep you coming back for more, like me at the shoe usual. I can describe my shoe habit as an expensive and addictive fixation. AGAIN, DIGRESSING!

It's been a bit, but I'm back!
Much love,