Saturday, March 28, 2009

Can't Touch This

If you remember seeing MC Hammer on MTV in the late 80's or early 90's, you will certainly remember the pants he wore. Well, they're back now; under the name "harem pants". The name is because they have also been worn by Hollywood-Genies (think I Dream of Jeannie); Princess Jasmine also sported these pants in the movie Aladdin. If you're already thinking about what your next Halloween Costume is going to be, these pants would be perfect for a Jasmine or Genie costume. If you don't already have a clear vision of what harem pants look like, I found some images online that I will feature below.

Genie Pant, $32.50, available in sizes S-XL in a 32" inseam,

Foldover Harem Pant, $38.00, available in sizes XS-M,

High Waist Harem Short, $49.00, available in sizes Xsmall-Xlarge,

[TBT] Cropped Harem Pants, $24.00, shown in navy; also available in heather grey, sizes X-Small-Medium (heather grey only available in small),

Knit Harem Jumpsuit, $34.00, shown in heather grey/d green; also available in white/black and green/navy, sizes X-Small-Large (green/navy not available in X-Small or Large),

Knit Harem Pant, $26.00, shown in d green; also available in black and heather grey, sizes X-Small-Large,

Solid Cropped Pant, $58.00, available in sizes XS-L,

Solid Harem Cropped Pant, $68.00, available in sizes XS and L,

Striped Harem Pant, $68.00, shown in green stripe; also avaiable in heather stripe and black,

Exaggerated Inseam Harem, $8.40, available in sizes XS-L,

Linen Band Bottom Harem, $26.00, shown in beige; also available in white, sizes S-XL,

Menswear Harem Pant, $8.40, available in sizes 1-7,

Pleat Waist Harem, $8.40, available in sizes XS and S,

Shiny Long Harem Pant, $8.40, available in sizes XS and S,

Silence & Noise Harem Pant, $38.00, shown in cement; also available in black, sizes x-small-large,

Be warned that this style of pants can be difficult to pull off, so approach with caution! It's definitely not for everyone, only the most daring fashionistas around. I'll even admit, I think I'm going to be sitting out on this trend myself (and believe me, I've worn some pretty outrageous things in the past), but if you're brave and feel that you can rock these pants, then go for it! Who knows? You may even inspire me to try them out one day. One of the reasons I'm hesitant to try out this style is due to my height (I'm only five feet and two inches tall); so if you're going to wear harem pants, I would definitely recommend pairing them with high heels. I would also suggest wearing them with a tight-fitting t-shirt or tank top to balance out the bagginess of the pants. E-mail me at or contact me on myspace if you can think of any other ways to wear these pants or if you know of any other crazy trends that you would like me to write about.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fly Away

Yesterday marked the first official day of Spring. The weather here in NY has also finally started to warm up. This can only mean one thing; time to break out the Spring fashions! Last Spring, I wrote an article about floral prints. This year, I've decided to write about butterfly prints. Butterfly prints are one of my favorite trends for this season. They are so pretty and feminine; and I feel they really represent the feeling of freedom that Spring brings, so I hope you like my little butterfly finds!

Butterflies, $24.99, available in sizes S and M,

Eyeshadow Stretch Jean Skirt, $29.50, available in sizes 0-9,

Butterfly Layered Top, $21.99, available in sizes S-L,

Bethany Butterfly Thermal, $14.99, available in sizes XS-XL,

Vida Butterfly Racerback Tank, $19.50, available in sizes M and L,

Butterfly Accent Burnout Tee, $12.50, available in sizes Small-Large,

Butterfly Hooded Cardigan, $27.80, shown in cream/black; also available in charcoal/black, sizes Small and Medium,

Butterfly Slub Tank Top, $15.80, shown in jade; also available in cream, sizes Small-Large,

Fab Butterflies Top, $14.50, available in sizes Small-Large,

Fab Butterfly Burnout Top, $13.50, available in sizes Small and Medium,

Fab Butterfly Garden Top, $13.50, available in sizes Small-Large,

H81 Woven Butterfly Print Top, $19.90, shown in royal; also available in red, sizes Small-Large,

Jeweled Butterfly Slub Top, $17.80, shown in coral; also available in ivory, sizes Small-Large,

Butterfly Hem Maxi Dress, $29.80, shown in jade; also available in black, sizes Small-Large,

SO Butterfly Wedge Flip-Flops, $7.99, available in sizes small-x large,

Angels Butterfly Flare Jeans, $19.99, available in sizes 0-11,

Relic Striped Butterfly Wristlet, $13.00,

Apple Bottoms Butterfly Hoodie, $32.99, available in sizes S-L,

Butterfly Screen Dolman Uneven Hem, $8.99, available in sizes S and XL,

Spring Street Butterfly Sublimation Thermal, available in sizes small and large,

Butterfly Burnout Vintage Tee, $6.99, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Butterfly Teardrop Earring, $6.00,

Butterfly Face Top, $18.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Butterfly Printed Flip Flop, $32.00, shown in white; also available in black, sizes XS-M,

CK Jeans Striped Tie-Dye T-Shirt, $45.50, shown in white; also available in blue, sizes small- x large,

Timeless Butterfly Ring, $9.95, shown in green; also available in white, red, turqoise, and purple,

Chiffon Butterfly Print Top, $38.00, shown in black; also available in white, sizes XS/S and M/L,

Smocked Butterfly Print Dress, $48.00, available in sizes XS/S and M/L,

I hope you've enjoy these beautiful butterfly prints I posted. I also hope my finds will help you enjoy the warmer days to come. If there are any more spring trends you would like me to write about, tell me. E-mail me at or contact me through myspace. Happy Spring!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring Break Outfit Challenge

It's time for another Wet Seal fashion community contest. This one is for Spring Break. You can style some outfits for Spring Break and win a $250 gift card. To enter; sign up for or log in to the fashion community, go to "My Boutique", create an outfit, tag your outfit as "Spring Break", and submit it to the runway! Make sure your outfit includes 3 or more items so it can be considered; Read the contest rules for more information. Since many of you are probably going away to an island or beach (or at least hanging out at your local beach) this Spring Break, I decided to style outfits that you can wear on the beach. I will post my creations for the contest below:

The outfits with the most votes in the fashion community will win. The winner will recieve a $250 gift card. The runner up will win a $100 gift card, and 3rd place will get a $50 gift card. The contest ends on March 22, 2009 at 11:59 PM, so start styling now! Let me know if you would like me to vote for your outfits to help your chances of winning. E-mail me at or send a message on myspace. You can also contact me through the Wet Seal fashion community. My Wet Seal screen name is Charmed42787. Have fun styling, and good luck with the contest!