How to Dress Like Kesha

January 24, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

So I received an email from a reader (shout out to my girl Skyler!) asking about how to dress like Kesha. So, I thought what a fun post to do because we all know Kesha's style is anything but boring and average! She's rocker, she's edgy, she's young, she's hip, she's like the devil on our shoulder and we want more. The trick here is to go all out and not be afraid to stand out. Here are my 4 favorite ways to look like Kesha:

1. How to Dress Like Kesha - High Fashion and Rebellious

Ok, so this is not an everyday look obviously. But it is high fashion meets rebellious biker chick and it's absolutely fabulous! Here, Kesha is wearing feather galore with black combat boots with studs on them. How awesome is that? It's refreshing to see that just because you dress up in feathers, doesn't always mean you should wear uncomfortable heels. You can pair a nice loose fitting combat boots with it and be completely different. If you're comfortable wearing feathers from the neck down to the thighs, then find a feather skirt of dress and pair it with a feather coat or vest. A great, easy and really glamorous way to do this is go all black feathers. Black feather skirt with a black feather vest would be hot hot hot! Not to mention easy to find. If the feathers are too much for you, you can get the essence of Kesha by wearing a feather necklace with any ensemble to give yourself more flair. Oh and don't forget to get a healthy supply of fishnet stockings. If you want to look like Kesha, she is a big fan of those!

 

2. How to Dress Like Kesha - Red Carpet Meets Party Girl

I call this the red carpet meets party girl look because I love the glamour that she has going on with the fur collar. It's a great accessory and really dresses up this metallic mini dress with the ultra plunging neckline. She kept it simple with the black patent leather platforms and a silver/yellow clutch. But she turned up the volume in those uber chunky turqoise and black rings. Don't be afraid to have a lot of statement pieces. Go beyond your comfort zone and really just go for it with the accessories. This look is great for clubbing or parties. It's super sexy and you will be sure to turn some heads!

 

3. How to Dress Like Kesha - The Casual Rocker

Just because it's a tshirt and jean shorts occasion, doesn't mean it can't be funky! This is a great casual look with her studded jean shorts, loose fitting ripped tee and chunky chunky bracelets. And there are those fishnet stockings and combat boots again. Take advantage of this fashion trend of the combat boots. Rarely is fashion funky and edgy AND comfortable. So go get yourself a good pair of these and wear them out! It's a great casual look and as Kesha has shown, you can also dress it up and still pair it with these boots and look great.

 

4. How to Dress Like Kesha: JLo With a Twist

Is that Jlo with the brown floppy hat? It looks too edgy to be JLo. That's true, because it's Kesha doing her thing with the brown floppy hat. This is a little more sophisticated look for Kesha which she definitely funked up and it works! Pair these lace up short shorts with a loose fitting black blouse and floppy hat and don't forget to accessorize! I love the wide gold cuff she is wearing with this outfit as well as the bone and gold bracelet on her other wrist. Get a lot of feather pins and gold necklaces and pin it to your hat and spice the hat up if it doesn't already come embellished. Even if it does come embellished, embellish is some more! Get creative and have fun. Also, the stick she's carrying...I'm not sure if that's what you wanna do as well, but in case you do, I think they sell the bamboo sticks at garden store :-)

There ya have it. Four great looks on how to dress like Kesha. If you want to ease into Kesha's look, just find an outfit that you like and see what stands out the most about that outfit. Then you can find a small piece of what stands out to get the essence of Kesha. Then you can get into full on combat boots with fishnet stockings and paint blue stripes across your face.

Jessica Simpson Military Jacket at 33% Off

January 15, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

Jessica Simpson Military JacketHey guys look what I found! I have a military jacket very similar to this that I bought, a no name brand and I always get compliments on it! Then, I wanted to get another jacket, and I found this Jessica Simpson Military Jacket in stores, but I didn't want to pay $59 for it. So being the awesome bargain shopper that I am (thanks mom for all the money saving lessons), I found this website where you get the jacket on sale for only $39! That's like a $20 savings or like.....40% savings? Look, I'm not that good at math. (Hold for calculator) Ok, a 33% savings. That's pretty good for not doing much!! So take advantage of this now, military jackets are hot hot hot and you will be sure to get many compliments!

Is Groupon a Scam?

January 13, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Tips

Is Groupon a Scam?Is Groupon a scam you ask? So, you're telling me that if 100 people sign up to get a massage at a local massage place, we can get a $150 massage for just $50?? Sounds too good to be true. And it normally would be. But I think we are entering a period where it isn't too good to be true, it's true! It's all for real and it is amazing!!

I have single handedly purchased about 10 Groupons from all the deals they throw up daily and I have enjoyed every last one of them! My sister is a huge fan of the site and she is the one that told me about it and she also does a lot of shopping on Groupons. She got her eyebrows tinted prednisone 100mg daily at a very swanky LA salon, a massage at a beautiful spa in Orange County, $30 for $60 worth of stuff at Nordstrom Rack, and even cooking classes for me and my husband as a Christmas gift this past December.

Groupon is an UH mazing and fabulous place you should go to try out local restaurants in your area, hotel deals and even fashion savings. So is Groupon a scam? Hell to the NO! It is a GOD SEND! I love love love Groupons and I only wish I had thought of this brilliant idea first. It truly is an age where in order to make money, you need to find out a service that can benefit everyone and make everyone happy and I think that's what Groupon does.

Look, I'm sharing this with you guys because today I took my friend out to lunch and used my Groupon and he didn't know what it was. I was in shock because I thought this awesome service had reached everyone, but it hasn't. So if you're not already taking advantage of this, do it! You will not be getting scammed or jipped, the only thing you'll be seeing are greens in your pocket from all the money you've saved. Jump on the Groupon boat, don't forget to read the fine print like what day your Groupon expires (and be sure to use it) and enjoy the ride!

Have you used Groupon? If so, leave a comment and tell me your favorite savings so far!

How to Dress like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

January 10, 2011 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends

How to Dress like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Love them or hate them, you just can't seem to get enough of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From the cars, to the palatial homes and all the upscale fashion in between, it's hard not to feel a little envious. Enter Style With Anna. I'll show you how to get the look of a housewife, but without all the drama. This post will give you a general idea of what you should be searching for when you're out shopping with your girlfriends. Basically, some key elements that say "Housewife of Beverly Hills".

 

Up the Bling
Besides that camera filter that they use when filming the show that makes everything feel dreaming and sparkly, these housewives are no stranger to the bling. While they may be shopping at Harry Winston or some overpriced jewelry boutique, diamonds are actually not that rare, hard to find, or even that expensive. A great way to get the same look of a diamond without the price tag is to look into man made diamonds. A well known synthetic diamond is the cubic zirconium. But technology has come a long way since then.

Now a days, synthetic, lab created, simulate diamonds are done so well, the only way you can tell is if someone did a test on it. The cut, color and clarity is all comparable to the highest quality diamond and emits the same amount of bling. A great way to get a really nice piece of jewelry for a fraction of the price. If you're just going through a "I want to dress like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" phase, you can look into any kind of cheap bling from stores like Forever21 or H&M to get the same look. Just make sure you sparkle and don't be afraid to be over the top! Here are a few of my favorite things to bling in:

 

Take Care of the Hair
Whether your hair is curly, wavy, or straight, make sure it's healthy and it shines! Kyle's hair in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is just long and straight. But seriously, that girl looks like she is in a Pantene Pro V commercial. It really shows that you take care of yourself and you have nice rich shiny locks. Wherever you go, whether you're going out to dinner or if you're just going to the bank, make sure to not just throw your hair up in a ponytail. Take some time out to give it a little style, a little spray, a little product to give off the look like maybe you have a personal hairstylist. Because that is very LA! Here are some inexpensive hair products that can really make a difference:

 

Take Yourself to New Heights!
Ladies, you thought you couldn't wear heels before? Well you better start getting used to them if you want to learn how to dress like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! Those women are not afraid of heights and it shows with their footwear! Platforms! Platforms! Platforms! You know, since the heels are platforms, they really are not that hard to walk in at all! You can add several inches to yourself and still be...well, as comfortable as you can be in heels. Don't be afraid to wear shoes that are ornate, blingy and very high.

I suggest getting to know your shoes. I like to know my shoes by how many hours I can wear each one before I start walking like a horse with broken legs because my feet hurt so bad. If you're just going to a dinner or somewhere where there will be more sitting and standing than long walks, put on the heels and let them be the main player to your ensemble. You'll be sure to turn heads! For my favorites selection of platforms, I am going to be mixing lower end but equally cute shoes with higher end brand named shoes. Sometimes you need to treat yourself to something extra special: