Best Book Bags For College – My Top 4 Picks

September 8, 2011 by Megan  
Filed under Style & Trends

It’s almost that time again. We are hanging up our beach totes and reaching for our book bags because school is back in session. There are so many great things to shop for, it’s no wonder I get excited when fall comes around. The most utilitarian purchase though has to be your book bag since this is the accessories you will be caught around the campus the most with. My choice for the best book bags for college are, as always, fabulous in every way.

Converse at ShopStyle

1. Chuck Taylor Converse
Okay I’m loving this bag by Chuck Taylor Converse. The black is bor-ing, so don’t even think about it. But say hello to your backs new besti's purple, green and white (j’adore the white one or as they call it silver birch). There is something very "Yes, I traveled through Europe on my summer holiday and now I realize less is really more." At the price tag of $50.00 this seems like a winner for your wallet too.

If you are more of a tote kinda girl and you hate the idea of a backpack messing up the sequins on your sweater, well look no further then this.

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

2. The Cooperative Tri-Tone Wool Zip Tote
The Cooperative Tri-Tone Wool Zip Tote Bag is less of a book bag and more of a Mary Poppins purse. I truly believe if you can’t fit it in there you shouldn’t be taking it out of your dorm room. Again the price tag is low at $69.00, leaving you able to buy all the little treasures you think you’ll need to shove in this tote and survive another semester.

Oh before I go any further, I would like to request from you dear reader, one thing. Don't be that student that rolls anything to class. I promise, nothing cute ever came into a classroom with wheels attached to it, except perhaps a hottie in rollerblade. It looks ridiculous. Travel lighter if you must but no wheels on backpacks!

3. Kirra Vegan Edge Backpack
When searching for the best book bags for college, your budget is probably the first thing you should think about. I have found the bag that meets every requirement of being on trend, cheap, cute and useful. This bag of all bags is the Kirra Vegan Edge Backpack.

Here we have a slouchy old timey look but with a modern twist. The inside has a fun floral print that will make you smile every time you reach in for that sharpened number 2 pencil and with the addition of a matching make-up bag you’ll have a place to store it. Oh did I mention it’s Vegan friendly. I know how people love to go V.U.G.

Marc by Marc Jacobs at ShopStyle

4. Classic Q Backpack by Marc Jacobs
Okay so lastly for those of you going back to school with a wad of cash so big that your bank account is groaning under pressure I have a choice bag for you. The best book bag for college for you Gossip Girls is the Classic Q Backpack.

I mean, come on, it’s Marc Jacobs. What more do I have to say? But at $458 it’s probably just going to be more of an “incentive bag” to do well in school, get a good paying job, and buy yourself a $500 back pack just cause you can.

Virtual Online Interior Designer Services

July 18, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Beauty & Health Services

virtual online interior designer servicesHave you always wanted to seek the help of an interior designer online? There are so many websites out there that give you suggestions and inspiration on how to design a space, but what about YOUR space? Interior design services are no longer for the elite. With the way things are now a days, a good company knows what people want and how to adjust to the economy. That's why my interior design company is finally going online. That's right! I'm so very excited to announce that 27 Diamonds Interior Design is no longer just offered to clients locally in the Orange County, CA area, but we are now offering virtual interior design services worldwide.

So often, I get many questions and emails from people who are seeking help with their rooms. And with technology, it is possible for me to help you. All I need is a floor plan of your room, take some measurements and I would do a Skype meeting with you to talk about your space and what your goals are. Because I don't need to drive around in the hot sun with all of my presentation boards and scour the neighborhood for your furniture pieces, I will pass along the energy and savings to you. You can get a full room design package, complete with resources so you know exactly where to go to purchase the items and execute a professionally designed room with any budget!

Normally, it cost thousands of dollars to get a professional into your home and get design help. But with my virtual online interior design service, you can obtain your dream room at a fraction of the cost. Whether you have a big or small budget, I can tell you tricks on how to get discounts at retail and online stores.

Payments are accepted via Paypal. Please visit my website for portfolio pictures and general information about my company. For a pricing quote on my virtual online interior design services, fill out the contact form at 27 Diamonds and either myself or another designer will contact you immediately.

How to Dress Like Selena Gomez

April 8, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

Besides being the lucky girl that snagged Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez also has great style. Don't you just hate her? Don't get me wrong, you hate her only because you wish you could live her life and be like her. Well, for starters, you can at least learn how to dress like Selena Gomez. Her style is sophisticated, young, fun, flirty and 'oh so cute'. You can easily replicate any of these looks and the best part is that it's comfortable and stylish. So let's get started!

Look#1: Summer Lovin'
This look is great for summer! It's dressy enough for any daytime party occasion, or something semi casual. I love love love long maxi dresses! You stand out in the crowd and you're comfortable! Maxi dresses are the most comfortable things and I always feel really cute in them! You can pair them with really strappy and fun shoes or you can even wear cute flip flops. Whatever you decide, you can't go wrong in a print colorful maxi dress. It's a summer must have!


Look#2: Young and Sophisticated
There are so many young entrepreneurs now a days and you face a challenge of what do you wear without looking like a boring office worker? Well, this is a great way to put together an outfit that is trendy and stylish and still fit for a client meeting. I love the monochromatic look of this outfit. It plays more on texture and just a slight variation of the same color. Skinny jeans, a beautiful silky blouse and a creamy colored blazer. If you're in a more creative field, you can definitely be a power player with this look. If you can't wear jeans at the office, you can definitely replace the jeans with gray slacks and get the same feel. This is understated, but packs a big style punch!


Look#3: Light Bohemian
So often we love the bohemian look, but it's easy to feel uncomfortable when you've taken the bohemian look too far. Not everyone can pull off the headband and the feathers and the fringe. I love this outfit because it shows that anyone can pull off the bohemian look and not want to stand out too much. This outfit is great to hang out in, go run errands, go to school, whatever. Something as simple as pairing skinny jeans and pumps still brings out the fashionista in you.


Look#4: Young and Hip
I love this look because again, it's so understated but very cute. I love how Selena paired skinny jeans (she really loves those skinny jeans) with some cool nude but strappy heals and a gray tunic top with a long chain chanel purse. What she has on her arm is a black blazer to finish off the look and some gold hoop earrings to bring in a little more flavor. I love it. The tunic top is also very nice should you be self conscious about your body, you can look great in this and not feel like you have to be a size 0.

There you have it! How to dress like Selena Gomez. Now go out there and get yourself a Bieber!

2011 Fashion Trend: Animal Rings!

April 2, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

When I was younger, I remember my uncle wearing a tiger ring with red rubies for it's eyes. I always thought it was perverted looking...maybe because he was a straight man with a big gold tiger on his finger. But lately, as I'm out and about shopping, I am seeing more and more animal rings that range in all sorts of colors and sizes and frankly all different types of animals. Snake rings are very common and very cool as two finger rings. I love the way they wrap around your finger and give you a chunky ring look without being heavy. Among other animal rings, I think the bird rings is so cute! I'm also seeing birds everywhere from curtains to bedding and random household accessories and I really love the bird trend. I think it's very cutesy without feeling like a teenager. You can definitely pull it off as an adult.

All in all, I love this trend. I think it's really cool to have animals on your ring because it's unique, fun and the perfect statement piece. We all have our favorite animals, so why not have it with us as an accessory without making it our pet? It can be jeweled or patterned or just plain silver or gold and have an impact. So I've searched all animal rings and found some really cool ones that I wanted to share with you guys. One of my favorites is the Koi Fish ring I found. It looks so abstract and interesting, you wouldn't think it's a koi fish. But whenever people ask you what it is (because they will), you say "Koi fish", and I bet you will get a positive reaction every time! So join this animal ring trend and treat yourself to one! There's so much to choose from and you can wear it to spice up any outfit!

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