Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bold Statement Rings

Bold Statement Rings can be one of a kind and they will make many stop and say WOW! Finding unique and colorful rings to add to your jewelry collection will help you spice up your style and will look best when worn with a simple outfit. The more extravagant the ring is, the better it will look!

You can find these kind of rings almost anywhere. If you are looking for a more reasonably priced ring, check out a store like Claire's. For a more extravagant purchase check out any high fashion store. I personally recommend going to second hand stores and vintage shops, if you really search your bound to find something good!

What do you think of bold statement rings? Do you have any?

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hanky Panky

If you are looking for the best and most comfortable underwear in the world, then get yourself some Hanky Pankys! Without a doubt Hanky Panky underwear is the most comfortable underwear I have ever put on. With a wide range of colors and styles, Hanky Panky underwear is made to fit women of all sizes! With this one size fits all underwear, every women is guaranteed to find herself a pair she likes.

Although a Hanky Panky thong can cost just under $30 it is totally worth the investment. This underwear is made to last and will never disappoint you, or someone else who gets lucky enough to see them on you.

Ashlee Simpson, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, and Britney Spears are just a few of the many celebrities that absolutely love Hanky Panky underwear.

Do you have any Hanky Panky underwear? What do you think!

XOX Jessica

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thigh High Boots

From the runway to everyday, thigh high boots are a must have for this upcoming winter. Shoes can make or break an outfit. This winter thigh high boots should be at the top of every woman’s must have list, and your leg (literally)!

Whether strolling on the streets downtown by day or out at a fancy club by night, thigh high boots will make you feel sexy and sophisticated at the same time. Flats, heels, leather, and suede are just a few of the different styles these extravagant boots come in.

The higher the boot the bigger the statement, but watch out because this high fashion trend may not be the easiest to pull off. Picking the right boot for you is the key to looking good. Your best investment is to purchase a pair of black leather thigh high boots. They are classic and can be paired with just about anything.

Thigh high boots have been spotted on many A-list celebrities including Victoria Beckham and Madonna. If you want the A-List style then get yourself a pair of the Christian Louboutin ‘Monica’ boots. If you are looking for a more affordable alternative check out Urban Outfitters.

This trend will not work for everyone, but pairing it with the right outfit and a bit of confidence is bound to turn some heads.

What do you think of thigh high boots? Do you have a pair?

XOX Jessica

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Colorful Jeans

It's always nice to add some color to your outfit so why not add color with a pair of colorful jeans! Colorful jeans has been one of the hottest trends this summer and I absolutely love it! Colored skinny jeans are a great addition to everyones closet. From bright blue to bright pink, colorful jeans have been spotted on celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Blake Lively.

I jumped on board this trend a while ago and already have a red, burgundy and purple pair! For a great fitting and stylish colorful pair of jeans check out Urban Outfitters and Blank Jeans NYC, thats where I got mine!

What do you think of the colorful jean trend? If you have a pair where did you get yours?

XOX Jessica

Monday, July 27, 2009

Red Lipstick

Red lipstick has continuously been worn by many women throughout the years. Red lipstick is no longer seen here and there on a select few women, it has been making a HUGE comeback and has become one of the biggest makeup trends for this season! Wearing red lipstick will without a doubt make you feel sexy and boost your confidence.

Make sure you find the right red lipstick for you. When picking one make sure that it will complement your skin tone and your hair color. Red lipstick will really make your lips pop so make sure that you do no overdo it, the simpler the better.

If you are currently looking for a red lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red is just under $10 and has continued to be a bestseller after 63 years!

What do you think of the red lipstick trend? Do you wear red lipstick? I still have not purchased a red lipstick, any suggestions on which one to get?

XOX Jessica

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tiffany's Bead Bracelet

Now that I am back in Toronto for the summer I can't just sit around and do nothing. There are sooo many things that I want to purchase (of course) and so in order to get these 'necessary' items I need to be making money. That being said, every time I get a paycheck which is once a week (lucky me!) I take half of it and put it towards my savings and then can you take a guess what I do with the other half? I SPEND IT!

My extravagant purchase for this week is the Tiffany's Sterling Silver Bead Bracelet! I absolutely love this bracelet and it can be worn on a daily basis or it can also be used to dress up an outfit. The bracelet also looks really nice when paired with other bracelets such as the Tiffany's Heart Tag Bracelet. According to Tiffany's this bracelet is "versatile and chic" and I couldn't agree more!

I can't wait till tomorrow to get it! Do any of you have this bracelet? What do you think of it?

Anyways I have to get ready for tonight.

XOX Jessica

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Back!

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but hey we all need a little vacation! Since the last time I posted I went to New York for just under three weeks, spent a little too much money and am now currently back in Toronto for the rest of my summer where I once again continue to spend a little bit too much on what I consider "essential items of clothing" (or at least thats what I keep telling myself).

I hope your ready to hear about some of my exciting new purchases and today's latest fashion, buzz and University life because I am going to continue to post regularly.

Thats all for now!

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

White Dresses

Now that the warm weather is finally on its way, it is time to take your white dresses out of the closet (or go out and purchase a few!). White dresses are a spring essential and they can look good at any occasion from the beach to the club.

“White is more inviting than black. You can play it up any way you want. Plus,
it’s more feminine and girlie” – Kristin Cavallari

Here are some tips for wearing a white dress:
1. KEEP IT BASIC – avoid wearing a white dress with dark accessories. Keep it radiant and peaceful.
2. MIX IT UP – combine a variety of different accessories from vintage to luxury.
3. BARE IT ALL – let your makeup and hair be as natural as can be. If you overdo it, you may ruin the look.

How do you wear your white dresses?

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bleached Jeans

Bleached Jeans have become one of this seasons biggest trends, and the best part is you can even make them yourself! Bleached jeans have been spotted on many stars like Nicole Richie and they have quickly become one of this seasons must have jeans. Many different designers like J-Brand, Jet and Martin Margiela have designed their own bleached jeans and can be purchased in stores.

If you are looking for a low-priced alternative, you can always make your own! Follow these steps and you can make your own pair of bleached jeans:

1. Find an old pair of jeans you do not care to ruin
2. Decide where you want the bleach to go and how you want the jeans to look
3. Carefully use bleach with either a paint brush or just pour it on the jeans, depending on your desired look
4. Put them in the dryer for a bit
5. Enjoy your new jeans!

I have yet to try this but I plan on doing it very soon! What do you think of the look? Have any of you bleached your own jeans?

XOX Jessica

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Layering Necklaces

Why only wear one necklace when you can wear two, three or maybe even ten? One of the biggest trends this season in accessories are layering necklaces! This is an extremely chic and stylish look, if you do it right that is. No matter how many layers you plan on wearing, they all MUST fall at different points; this is the most crucial point when it comes to layering your necklaces.

If you are looking for a more classic look then layering two or three necklaces would be your best bet. If you want to be over the top runway style with a variety of different necklaces then make sure they work well together and that you are wearing a basic outfit with solid colors.

What do you think of this trend? How do you layer your necklaces?

XOX Jessica

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Usually the jumpsuit would be something one would associate with kids; this is not the case anymore. Jumpsuits have made their way into today’s fashion scene and are slowly being picked up by many celebrities and fashionistas. Jumpsuits are going to be one of this summers must have pieces. They can create a sophisticated and nicely put together look for the wearer, and the best part is it is only one piece of clothing!

The jumpsuit is also extremely versatile. You can find jumpsuits to wear to the beach or even to the Oscars. They also come in a variety of different styles, materials and patterns. For a more glamorous look, style it up with a pair of heels and jewelry. For an everyday look, style it up with some flats and a nice purse.

What do you think of the jumpsuit style? Do you have a jumpsuit?

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Managing Your Time

With exams right around the corner I have been lacking with my posts, but that does not mean I have forgot about my CARE TO BE FIXATED readers. For those of you starting exams and for those who are not, here are some tips for managing your work:

1. Be Organized
2. Plan Ahead
3. Prioritize Your Tasks
4. Avoid Overload
5. Be Flexible
6. Use Your Free Time Wisely
7. Have A Vision

Make sure that you manage your time instead of having it manage you! A more organized life will allow you to have a less stressful life.

So what do you do to manage your time?

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


From Junk Food to Tiffany’s, a lot of designers have been making clothing and accessories featuring peace signs. This is personally one of my favorite trends! I have everything from peace rings to peace key chains. I just can’t seem to resist whenever I see the symbol.

Originally the peace symbol was created in the hopes that one day there would be peace all around the world. Many individuals love to support the cause and wear the symbol proud. Hopefully this trend will continue to emphasize the importance of world peace and get more individuals aware of the atrocities happening around the world.

What do you think about the peace trend?

XOX Jessica

Monday, March 30, 2009

Shopping on a Budget

Currently the economy is not as good as we would all like it to be, but this doesn’t mean that our clothing has to go downhill as well. In rough times like these it may be a little hard to go out and spend as much money as we would like on our clothing.

If you find yourself on a tight budget when it comes to clothes, shopping on a budget is the way to go! Here are a few ways you can still look fabulous for a very low price:

1. Be a smart shopper: You do not need to go to Holt Renfrew to purchase all of your favorite clothing. Stores like H&M, Gap, and Forever 21 have very similar clothing for really great prices!

2. Quality over quantity: Although most would like to believe that more is better than less, this is not always the case. Purchase items that will be good for all seasons and not just for one.

3. Mix it up: You can always wear the pieces that you have in a variety of different ways.

4. Thrift shopping: Many people will not be found anywhere near a thrift store, but if you know how to shop and you spend the time looking around you can find some really cool pieces for really reasonable prices.

5. Shop off season: In between seasons stores always have the best sales. Just because something is trendy at the moment doesn’t mean you need to have it right away. Wait a bit and in time your favorite item could be half the price!

Shopping on a budget isn’t that hard! What ways do you go about shopping on a budget?

XOX Jessica

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Long Dresses

Long dresses are going to be one of the hottest trends for this upcoming summer! Everyone seems to be wearing them from celebrities, fashionistas and even pregnant women. Whether going for ice cream during the day or to a formal at night, a long dress is a summer must have.

Long dresses are extremely slimming, sexy and comfortable. Your best bet is to wear a solid colored long dress, but there are also a variety of printed long dresses as well. With summer approaching be sure to go out and get a long dress. I have yet to purchase a long dress but I am definitely going to start looking for one!

What are your thoughts on long dresses?

XOX Jessica

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gladiator Sandals

Since the weather is finally starting to warm up (here in London, Ontario that is) it is time pull your gladiator sandals out of the closet. If you do not have a pair it is time to go out and buy some! These are one of the biggest shoe trends for this spring and summer and have been spotted on many celebrities like Mary-Kate Olsen.

Gladiator sandals come in a variety of different colors and styles like short, tall, heeled, flat, the list goes on. The best place to purchase a pair of gladiator sandals would be in Greece. However, for a purchase a little closer to home you can find gladiator sandals pretty much anywhere from Urban Outfitters to Dolce and Gabbana.

What do you think about gladiator sandals? Do you have a pair?

XOX Jessica

Friday, March 27, 2009

Adding Color to Your Outfit!

Adding color to your outfit will definitely make you stand out. However, too much color is not a good thing and you need to make sure that you have the right amount so that you do not end up looking ridiculous. Wearing colors has always been a nice spring trend so it is important to try and implement them in your everyday outfits.

“Wearing color can do amazing things for your skin tone, hair color, and overall
appearance. While basic black will forever be a wardrobe staple, adding in a few
more shades can spice up your wardrobe and add interest to your look” – College

According to CollegeFashion.net, here are some easy ways to add color to your outfits:
1. Start small and work your way up
2. Trade in basic black for a different neutral
3. Choose colors that work with your skin and hair
4. Wear a neon shoe
5. Add a bright handbag
6. Wear a multi-colored dress
7. Sport colorful jewelry
8. A bright top and denim = Love
9. Two words: Colorful accessories
10. Just have fun!

How do your add color to your outfit?

XOX Jessica

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Make Your Own Headbands!

It is obvious that extravagant headbands have become one of the biggest trends this year, but sometimes it just seems ridiculous to pay $30 for a headband that looks like it did not take long to make. You may not think that you could make your own headbands but it is literally as easy as 1,2,3!

To make your own headbands just follow these three simple steps:
1. Go to any accessory store like Claire’s and Ardene and purchase a simple headband. These wont be more than $10 depending on the type you get.
2. At many accessory stores they have bows and flowers, purchase the ones you like. Then go to a craft store like Michael’s to get other accessories such as beads and jewels that you like.
3. Take some crazy glue and then attach the accessories you purchased on the headband.

It is just that simple! Now you have a completely original headband. Sometimes when you are purchasing accessories like bows or flowers, they will have clips attached to them. In this case you can just clip them onto the simple headband and reuse that same headband for all different accessories!

Any other headband makers out there? Try this out and let me know how it goes!

XOX Jessica

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The End of Radio, TV, and Print

After watching the CBC three part series on the end of radio, the end of TV and the end of print starring culture specialist Jian Ghomeshi it is evident that we are slowly moving into a world where radio, TV, and print are coming to an end and recreating themselves online. There have been many trends and fads that come and go but this one (the internet) is here to stay and everything is slowly making its way onto it. With online radio stations, online TV and electronic books, radio, TV, and print are slowly on their way out.

There are now so many new ways to listen to music and a large number of them are not from the radio. People are listening to music on the internet or as many like to call it, radio on demand. Sites like Pandora are allowing individuals to create their own radio station based on the music that they like. There are many different types of radio on demand such as podcasting/ audio blogging which is a radio show that can be downloaded onto ones computer or to a portable player.

With the availability and accessibility of these new forms of radio, radio shows can automatically be sent to your iPod or any other listening device. All one needs to do is subscribe to them through a RSS feed. Podcasting/ audio blogging isn’t the only thing taking over radio. There is also XM and Sirius Satellite Radio that are a crucial part of the evolution of radio. With these satellite radios, individuals have access to more and specialized stations.

The future of TV will be very different than how it was in the past. Today, individuals can easily access all of their shows online with no hassle and of course no commercials (who wouldn’t want this!). Many individuals can watch their shows on YouTube, television network sites, and on other torrent sites whenever and wherever they want. It is just as easy to watch TV online as it is to watch it on TV. In fact, I would argue that it is easier to watch TV online and it is pretty much the main way I go about my television viewing.

If you don’t want to watch shows online there are digital recorders such as PVR and TiVo that allow individuals to watch shows at a more convenient time. These devices also go against the normal habits of television viewing as people have control over what they choose to watch and when they want to watch it.

There are some things I will never get like why someone would ever want to watch their favorite show on their phone or iPod. I personally have a video iPod and it is just annoying to watch any form of television like that. However, the future of TV will in fact mainly be on portable devices. It is unfortunate for the advertisers because they will have to think of other creative ways to promote their products.

Because of things like e-books and blogging, print is slowly but quickly dying out. More and more information has gone digital and this makes perfect sense as it is easy to store, it can be found easily and it does not accumulate dust over time. Print online in such mediums like blogs and wikis open up the opportunity for more voices and people who otherwise would not be published.

Print has become a challenge to media. The New York Times has more readers on the web then they do in print. In addition, news organizations are finding new audiences. As time goes on people are becoming more and more comfortable reading off of screens and many kids today grow up learning from these screens and not books.

I personally still enjoy reading a magazine in print and not online and I do not think that that will ever change for me. However, the availability of information and print that has been put online has definitely made my life a lot easier.

These videos only reinforce the ideas that radio, TV and print are doomed because they are all ending up online. I personally believe that the future of the radio, TV and print is online. Are these real substitutes? What do you think?

XOX Jessica

P.S. If you are wondering where this came from, it is an assignment for my blogging class!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One Shoulder Tops and Dresses

A style that has always been in that may even be the biggest trend this season is one shoulder tops and dresses. The one should trend can be sexy, sophisticated and cute and can be worn for a variety of occasions. So many celebrities have been wearing them that they have been made into everyday wear as well as formal wear.

The one shoulder trend comes in a wide variety of different colors and styles and can be found almost everywhere from Michael Kors to Urban Outfitters. You are bound to find some variation of the trend that best suits you.

Some designers have even started making one shoulder swimwear! A one shoulder bathing suit will for sure be on my list of things to get for this summer! I have already spotted some really nice ones on the Victoria Secret website. A one shoulder bathing suit will definitely make you stand out on the beach and maybe even get you a number if your lucky!

I’m on the hunt for a good one shoulder top or dress, anyone have any ideas where I should look first?

XOX Jessica

Monday, March 23, 2009

Strong Shoulders

If you have picked up any fashion magazine recently or seen any of this seasons fashion shows you most likely have seen the new trend Strong Shoulders. This style is making a comeback and I am pretty sure most people never thought it would. Personally whenever I see this trend it reminds me of some of the older outfits my mom used to have (or still has hidden away in her closet - in that case I guess it is a good thing for her). I personally am not running out anytime soon to get a shirt or jacket that has strong shoulders. However, it may start to grow on me but I will just have to wait and see what happens.

What are your thoughts?

XOX Jessica

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tulip Skirts

A nice alternative to the pencil skirt is the tulip skirt. A tulip skirt is very similar to a pencil skirt however it differs because they are wider on the hips and are oftentimes shorter. They have been out for a while and they are increasingly becoming more popular.

Tuck in a simple shirt and add some heels to the outfit to make your legs look longer and your good to go! However, if you are looking for a more casual look, pair the skirt with a pair of flats. The best part about tulip skirts is that they can be worn during all seasons!

What is your favorite tulip skirt and where did you get it?

XOX Jessica

Saturday, March 21, 2009

M-A-C Aids Fund

“A lavender-lovely Fergie asks us to enter a new kind of dreamscape, to feel the
"Yes, we can!" of tomorrow, and to push forward on behalf of every man, woman
and child affected by HIV/AIDS. VIVA GLAM VI Lipstick, Lipglass, and Special
Edition Lipglass lead the way.”

Every girl needs lipglass and lipstick so why not buy it from M-A-C! I personally believe that M-A-C has some of the best cosmetics one can buy. M-A-C Cosmetics has an aids fund that supports women, men and children all over the world that are affected by HIV/AIDS. There is nothing better than being able to purchase something where some of the proceeds go towards a good cause.

Have you purchased anything from the M-A-C Aids Fund? What is your favorite M-A-C product? Let me know!

XOX Jessica

Friday, March 20, 2009


Scarves have always been a pretty big trend but more than ever, individuals both men and women have been wearing them. They are a great way to add some color to a fairly plain outfit, for example if you were wearing all black. This trend has especially been seen in the media, all the celebrities are wearing scarves!

They are not hard to find and the best part is that you can find them for fairly reasonable prices at places like Urban Outfitters. They can be worn in a variety of different ways and come in a wide assortment of styles and colors. Scarves are a must have accessory so make sure to go out and get one ASAP!

What’s your favorite scarf?

XOX Jessica

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Feathered Headbands

A big trend I have seen a lot of recently is the feathered headband. Feathered headbands are a nice addition to any outfit and they come in a wide variety of different styles and colors. From thick to thin, single colored or multi colored there is a feathered headband out there for everyone. Whether or not the whole head band is covered with feathers or only just a small part of it, it is a must have!

I have yet to get one, anyone know of a good place to find a nice feathered headband? What do you think of this trend?

XOX Jessica

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I find it hard to think about adding a blazer to my style as I tend to associate a blazer with going to an interview. However, they seem to be bombarding today’s fashion scene and are seen in the media worn by all the stars. Blazer’s are an extremely versatile piece and can be worn with a variety of different outfits. The hard part is finding the right one! The following are a few different ways you can wear a blazer to your outfit:

- With jeans and a t-shirt, this will make the outfit look fancier
- With a girly dress, this will make it look a little tougher
- Clash, try wearing a pink blazer with a red dress
- Add color, if you’re wearing a simple black blazer add a colorful scarf
- Add a belt, this will add more to the blazer

What is your favorite blazer style?

XOX Jessica

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Pattys Day!

The one day of the year besides Halloween of course where anyone is allowed to commit a fashion crime is St. Patrick’s Day! My day consisted of waking up, making some green pancakes with my roommates and then hitting the streets of downtown London to join in on the fun.

Wearing my tye dyed green shirt, American Apparel black shiny leggings, green eyeliner and how could I forget to mention my ‘Irish Princess’ crown, I was good to go!

It’s almost midnight and I am more than ready to go to sleep, it has been a longgggg day!

Anyone have a good St. Patrick’s Day story?

XOX Jessica