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What To Wear: Black Friday 11/25/2015

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It’s here and it’s happening: Black Friday. Every shoppers favorite unofficial November “holiday.” You know the feeling when your alarm sounds at 3am and you mentally calculate the miniscule amount of sleep you got. Nevertheless, it’s time to roll out of bed, chug a coffee or two, get out there, and be the fearless shopper you were born to be! Whether you’re snagging deals for yourself or for friends and family, your outfit can make or break your Black Friday experience. You want to look stylish but comfort is most definitely key. To help you get through November 27, we’ve pulled together four outfits for every type of shopping experience you may encounter.  Continue reading “What To Wear: Black Friday”


The WhatRUWearing Girl’s Guide to MUST HAVE NYX BEAUTY PRODUCTS 11/24/2015

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Budget-conscious glam girls, rejoice! If you haven’t already gotten your daily dose of makeup advice, look no further than this guide on the best NYX Cosmetics beauty products. No matter if your beauty routine is more off-duty model than Kardashian, the LA-based beauty brand, originally named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night (hello, spirit animal!) has a broad range of products that work well for everyone, whether your routine is complete with a vamp lip and smoky eye or you stick to brows and a touch of mascara.

No matter your speed, we’ve pulled together a list of must-have NYX products to keep you looking flawless, on a budget.
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Red Carpet Roundup: The 2015 American Music Awards 11/23/2015

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The American Music Awards took place in L.A. last night and in true WhatRUWearing fashion, we studied the red carpet just as closely as we studied for the ACTs. Although the AMA’s were full of breathtaking ensembles (how hot did Gigi look in custom Bao Tranchi?!), fierce top knots (Yes, Kendall Jenner, we’re looking at you!) and a number of black gowns, we’ve finally rounded up our top picks. Whether you’re going to formal next month, looking for a little New Year’s Eve inspiration, or simply want to know which looks we’re now coveting, check out our top picks from the red carpet.  Continue reading “Red Carpet Roundup: The 2015 American Music Awards”


6 Fall Necessities Every Girl Needs in Her Closet 11/18/2015

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Although we’re in the midst of an Indian summer, fall is officially upon us, meaning if you haven’t already, it’s time to say goodbye to your shorts and tanks and hello to your favorite scarves and boots. Because fall is all about staying both warm and looking cute, at the same time, we’ve compiled the 6 items every fashion star should invest in to make your fall wardrobe even more fabulous. Continue reading “6 Fall Necessities Every Girl Needs in Her Closet”


Everything You Need To Know About the Revival of Ponchos 11/16/2015

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When I first noticed that ponchos are one of the hottest fall trends of 2015, I immediately thought back to the fringed, bubblegum pink poncho I wore in the third grade when the accessory had its first revival. However, this season’s pieces have proved that ponchos are back and better than ever. They ditched the fringe, for the most part, and crocheted patterns, and became more of an oversize blanket. These adjustments have resulted in poncho wearers appearing 10x chicer, as well as actually being able to wear the ponchos for warmth, as opposed to the 2005 versions that contained mostly holes.

As if the runway looks weren’t enough to make me want to buy every poncho in sight, celebrities have been rocking ponchos this season like nobody’s business, which has resulted in my overall obsession being developed. Therefore, who better to compile a list of some of the best poncho looks? These looks will provide you with not only outfit inspiration, but also will also be a good starting point for your holiday wish lists. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know About the Revival of Ponchos”


Farissa Knox – the Brand and the BusinessWoman 11/11/2015


From the Bronx to the Windy City, WhatRUWearing Founder, Farissa Knox, has found herself in literally every situation. From founding and owning, not one, but two companies in her early 30s to finding love and starting a family, Farissa Knox represents the dream of having “it” all. If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting the powerhouse business woman, let us tell you what it’s like: First, she greets you with a dazzling smile and a warm presence. With her gaze on you, she’ll typically offer you a compliment on what you’re wearing. But that’s not just it. From the best dressed girl in the room, to the shy introvert in the corner, Farissa treats everyone with the same respect. To meet Farissa, is to be the center of the universe.

Although her inspiring success story has not yet been officially documented, we had the pleasure of recently sitting down with the Founder and CEO of WhatRUWearing, over Prosecco and lunch at Doc B’s in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Having recently made some savvy business decisions, from giving WhatRUWearing a Clueless approved makeover to publishing her first tell all, Farissa gave us the scoop on the qualities needed to be a successful leader, the thing’s she struggles with as both a businesswoman and woman in 2015, her new book and her genius idea behind WhatRUWearing. Continue reading “Farissa Knox – the Brand and the BusinessWoman”


The #WRUWGirl’s Guide to Making Your Tights Last This Fall 11/06/2015

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Each fall, we live for the day’s where we can bring out our skirts and dresses and pray to the fashion God’s that the weather will permit us to wear them all the time. However, given the weather, the real struggle comes in the form of tights. Sometimes we wear them to stay warm, while other times we add them to our outfits for an extra accessory. No matter why we wear them, we all know they can be a pain because they rip so easily. Below, find the best tips on how to maintain your tights and look good at all times.  Continue reading “The #WRUWGirl’s Guide to Making Your Tights Last This Fall”


Balmain x H&M: Our Favorites for Under $100 11/04/2015

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After countless sneak peeks, rumors, previews and teasers, H&M’s Balmain collection is almost here! Dropping in 250 stores worldwide and online Nov. 5, it would only make sense to feature some of the great items that can fit within a collegiate budget! Personally, I am always trying to find the most stylish and fashion-forward pieces for less. The great thing about this collection is that the price points are all across the board, so there is literally something for everyone! Click the link below to see the five pieces I love and am coveting for under $100 Continue reading “Balmain x H&M: Our Favorites for Under $100”


Talk That Real Real Talk: Our Newest Obsession with Luxury Consignment Store, The Real Real 11/02/2015

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Photo Courtesy of Blogger Armoire

As the cold weather is prying itself into our lives, we find ourselves tending to more indoor activities rather than pressing our luck and stepping foot in a possible “first snow” situation. That also goes for our shopping habits and weekly retail therapy binges; we’re not walking to stores, we’re couch surfing and filling our Internet carts with one too many things. One of our favorite sites that we’ve signed up for that pays to check on the daily is The Real Real. The Real Real is a luxury consignment online store and it is stocked with anything and everything any fashion lover could ever want. From vintage Chanel bags and half priced Kate Spade heels, to Louis Vuitton sunglasses for a bargain and even items for the man in your life, this site is worth subscribing to!

So, where does The Real Real get all these authentic items? Once you subscribe to their site (which is 100 percent free) you can also become a consigner and sell your items through their website. Consignors earn 60-70 percent of the item sold and items posted on the site tend to sell within three days because of extremely high traffic.

Found that Celine bag you’ve been searching for but don’t want to drop $2,000 in one sitting? Or snagging your first pair of Louboutin’s but $800 isn’t currently in the budget? Sign up for their payment plan option and pay for it as you wear it!

Below are a few of the items we’re currently lusting over and have pending in our carts. If you want to see more items, sign up for The Real Real today and if you see something you like, don’t wait long or they’ll be gone!

(Hint: Sign up today and get $25 towards your purchase, as well as 20% off select items!)

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11 Iconic & Last Minute Halloween Costumes 10/29/2015

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One of our favorite times of the year is almost here (like literally days away) and our planning has gone into overdrive with trying to figure out the best costume for Halloween 2015. We don’t want to go with something standard or a costume that we know everyone has already schemed on, but rather, one that will allow us to stay true to our fashion roots and something we can ultimately pull together overnight. Listed below, you’ll find a few ideas inspired by some of our favorites within the fashion world and instructions for an easy-to-create outfit!

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