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Affordable Prom and Formal Event Picks

It’s prom season and I’ve found some stylish, yet affordable, prom dresses that are absolutely stunning. I found these dresses on Modcloth.com:

Watercolor Romantic Dress

This dress is absolutely adorable. The color combination would look amazing on any complexion. The shape of the dress would also flatter many body types and the sweetheart neckline gives it a flirty but innocent image. This would make a nice prom dress and is also great for spring formal events. I would pair this dress with pewter pumps and silver drop earrings. This dress costs $84.99.

Last Slow Dance Dress

If I did not already purchase my prom dress, I would have definitely ordered this dress. Not only do i love the plum color, but look at the cut of this dress! It definitely makes a statement. It makes a bold fashion statement and it would definitely set you apart from a crowd. The cut of the top of the dress acts as  an accessory, so all you would really need to pair with this dress is a dainty bracelet, gun-metal colored earrings and black pumps. This dress costs $54.99.

Enchanted Evening Dress

This dress is bold and has mysterious look to it. I absolutely love this halter style and the the flaring of the dress. The color also adds to its bold impression. I see this as a dress made for a formal party and I would pair it with silver sandal heels and matching jewelry. This dress costs $79.99.

You’re the Fun Dress

This dress says “Girl Next Door” and it is fun and flirty. It’s sweetheart neckline would be very well complimented with a dainty charm or statement necklace. The color also makes it fun for prom. It costs $89.99.

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The Charmed Life II: Some of My Charm Necklace Picks

After doing some browsing on the web, I have found some great charm necklaces that I would love to share with you all. These necklaces come from various stores and all add a distinct touch to any outfit.

Colleen Lopez Charm-Style 2-Tone 16' Drop Necklace

I absolutely love this charm necklace. I love that it has a great variety of charms ranging from Italian-inspired cameos, glass hearts and goldtone tassels. The dimensions of this necklace are so intricate and although this necklace has a lot going on, each part of it compliments the other. This is the necklace for anyone who wants something that not everyone is wearing because this is a piece you don’t see everyday. This necklace would look amazing with a dress with  sweetheart neckline or a v-neck. It can be found at HSN.com for around $65.

Braided Charm Necklace

This necklace is more on the simpler side. I love how versatile it can be and how easy to manage it. The intertwining of the cord and the silvertone chain is very fashion forward and the petite charms add a casual elegance. This is the necklace you would wear to school or out to lunch with friends . It would look great with a t-shirt and jeans or even a crop top. It can be found at Forever 21 at a super affordable price, $5.80.

Lanvin Travel-Charm Necklace

This necklace comes the Lanvin French House of Fashion and it is definitely a bold necklace. This piece is crafted of brass, meaning that it is durable, and I especially love the different metal tones. The charms illustrate the different fashion destinations such as New York City and Paris. I would pair this necklace (or one similar to it) with a military style jacket, camisole and jeans. This necklace is definitely for someone who is willing to splurge (it is $3700). It is available at neimanmarcus.com.

These are just a couple of the plethora of charm necklaces I think are truly trend setting.

Live a Charmed Life: The Charm Necklace

I’d have to say one of my favorite fashion trends has to be the multi charm necklace. The style has always been around, but for the past couple of years, new designs have just flourished! As a little girl, my sister and I would always collect charms for our little charm bracelets, and when I discovered charm mecklaces as a teenager, it became one of my go to accessories.

One of the things I love about charm necklaces is that it can dress up any plain outfit. You can turn a white tank top and dark jeans into a going out outfit instantly with the addition of this piece of jewelry. It also makes getting ready to go out much easier because with a charm necklace, earrings and bracelets are not a necessity.

There are several styles of charm necklaces and they are very versatile. There are pieces that are elegant, while there are some that are more casual. I love the charm necklaces that are vintage inspired and the ones that go with every outfit.

Several designers and celebrities have their own charm necklace designs, including Chanel, Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, the list goes on. Charm necklaces also vary in prices, so every girl can afford one! Charm necklaces can be found at various stores and online sites (usually where

My first charm necklace, Glamour's Parisian Charm Necklace

ver jewelry is sold). Some good retailers include department stores such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, Forever 21, HSN[.com], QVC[.com], and Evesaddiction[.com].

I got  my first charm necklace for my 17th birthday and from that moment on, I knew it was an accessory I could not live without. My necklace came from HSN and it’s from the Glamour Jewelry Collection (pictured on the right). The multi charm necklace is definitely a piece I recommend to every fashionista who wants to live the charmed life!

Modcloth Helps You Dress the Part

As I said before, I’m obsessed with Modcloth.com, and I’m especially in love with their selected dresses. The dress I want to talk about is Modcloth’s “Dress the Part” dress. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It was my first Modcloth purchase and I ordered it in January of this year.

One thing I love about this dress is it’s style. It’s modern, but at the same time, it has a classic look to it. The top half of the dress, the bodice, has cream and black horizontal stripes. Even though horizontal stripes are known to make us girls look wider, these neutral pigments are figure flattering and plus horizontal stripes are pretty trendy now. What’s also a plus is that the stripes are not too thick or too thin.

The bottom half of this dress is also amazing. It is slightly pleated and has every girl-on-the-go’s best friend, pockets! The dress as a whole is on the shorter side, but I definitely think it’s suitable for any figure. For those who are taller, I would suggest solid-color leggings as a pairing with the dress.

This dress is also excellent quality. It’s thicker than most two-fer dresses, which makes it durable and great for both summer and fall wear. This dress is also versatile, it can be dressed up or down. I plan on pairing it with a black cropped blazer, a gold charm necklace, black or gold sandals and gold ball stud earrings. Of course, this dress can be paired with almost anything and it would look stunning with a solid colored cardigan (any color would work; I would probably wear a navy one) and some flats. As for accessories, I think a necklace would complete this dress for any occasion.

I absolutely adore this dress and I highly recommend it and styles similar to it. This dress costs $39.99 and it’s a style that’s timeless. It can be that little black dress (with a twist of course) or it can be that casual lunch dress. No matter what occasion, this dress will help you look the part.

Modernize Your Style with Vintage Flare at Modcloth.com

Last week I found the perfect dress for my upcoming senior prom in May. I ordered it from this unique site I found out about two years ago. The minute I found this site I was hooked and I could not get enough of its “daring to be different” fashions. This site is Modcloth.com and it’s where vintage styles meet modern-day fashion.

Modcloth was founded by Susan Gregg Koger. Ever since Koger was in high school, she had a passion for thrift shopping and vintage clothing. She would purchase any great finds she saw, despite their size. These fashions eventually filled up her dorm room. At the age of 17, Koger and her husband (then-boyfriend) decided to start an online shop. Today, Modcloth has expanded, selling vintage pieces and vintage-inspired items from indie designers.

Not only do I love Modcloth for its distinct fashions, but I love that it suits every budget, whether you’re like me and have a high school/college budget and have to spend sparingly or if you’re well established and willing to splurge. No matter how much you spend at Modcloth, you know you’re getting a high quality item that’s fashion forward and one-of-a-kind.

Modcloth sells clothing for both women and men. The site also sells shoes, bags, accessories, vintage items, home/dorm decor, books, cameras, electronics, and many more. Modcloth’s entire inventory is unique and unlike any other items you will find elsewhere. My favorite department on this online store is the dress department. They have dresses for formal events such as prom and weddings and they also have casual dresses as well.

The site also has an amazing customer care service. The service team helps shoppers with just about every concern they have, whether it’s about the fit of an item or with purchasing and shipping. Modcloth also has its own Modstylists who help customers with style advice upon request. They also help you find the perfect item based on your unique style.

This is definitely a site that’s worth a try. If you’re someone who wants to own clothing that’s different than the rest of the crowd, then this is definitely the site for you. Modcloth is online store that I trust and I can surely see myself shopping there for many years to come.