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A college student's access to the hottest trends without breaking the bank!

Carly’s Spring Style/ Fashion Trends 2010 May 3, 2010

Filed under: College Trends — pennypinchfashion @ 12:04 pm

I found this video on Youtube. I like it because she hits  some great trends by using a handful of different pieces and creates multiple outfits. While she may be a little annoying walking back and forth and posing hundreds of times, focus on the clothes! Which outfit does she wear that you like the most?

Chic Spending out there,



High-Waisted Shorts May 1, 2010

Filed under: College Trends — pennypinchfashion @ 6:59 pm

High-waisted shorts are in this season. Wear them with a tank, fitted tee, or blouse. They can be found in all kinds of styles but are popular with buttons either on the pockets or up the center like pictured below. Wear them with a pair of heels and your legs will look long and lean!

Find them at: H&M, Forever 21, and Charlotte Russe.

How do you feel about the high-waisted shorts? Is it a little too Steve Urkel for you?

Chic Spending out there,



It’s Bathing Suit Time! April 29, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 10:04 am

I hate bathing suits. It reminds me of skin and parts of my body which I just don’t care to show. I love the concept of summer, pools, beaches, and tans however and therefore face the humiliation of finding a bathing suit which I feel “comfortable” in.  My body is completely disproportional and therefore my options of where to find a bathing suit are limited because I need a different size top than bottom and not all stores allow you to mix and match.

Luckily there is Target. I have bought a bathing suit from Target for as long as I can remember. The bathing suits offered range from cute to sexy, tiny to large, and come in many different colorful and/or patterned options. The best part is that they are affordable! Prices range from $14.00 to $18.00 per piece (top and bottom) and the majority of the time you can find them on clearance!

So get to a local Target before they run out or order online here: Target Bathing Suits

Hurry before they are gone!

Chic Spending out there,



Men’s “Jeans” April 28, 2010

Filed under: Opinions — pennypinchfashion @ 4:40 pm

I was flipping through D&G summer fashion trends and I couldn’t help but be annoyed with the jeans the male models were wearing. They are literally fitted material with holes!

Great look, but what's with the jeans?

I know the distressed looked for Jeans is considered fashionable, but don’t you think there is a line between distressed and flat out holes?

P.S. Those jeans pictured above, they sell for over $350.00.

Chic Spending out there,



Leather Shorts…. April 27, 2010

Filed under: Opinions — pennypinchfashion @ 6:05 pm

Yes, you read that right-Leather Shorts. Apparently the hottest trend of the summer is going to be leather shorts.

I don’t know how I feel about this so I found this video online. Check it out and let me know, would you wear leather shorts? Would you even want to see other people wearing leather shorts?

These celebrities like them...

Chic Spending out there,



Cardigans April 26, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 2:36 pm

It’s raining today and therefore the weather is a little cooler. It’s days like this where it can be difficult figuring out what to wear. It’s too cool for a cute tee and too warm for a sweater but there is a solution: cardigans!

Cardigans are great because they come in a variety of styles. They can be light weight, short at the bottom or long enough to go past your rear. They can be any color, have polka dots, cute pockets, big buttons, little buttons, sequins, jewels, beads…the list goes on and on! The best part is that if you have a few solid colored cardigans, they can be matched with almost anything. A cardigan can keep you warm over a spaghetti strapped sun dress or over a long-sleeved shirt-the options are endless!

And they are not just for the ladies-men wear cardigans all the time! In fact, if you Google cardigan and look at the images, more men’s pictures show up then women’s.

Any men out there wear cardigans? If so, when do you wear them?

Women- How do you wear your cardigans? Casual or dressy? Where do you get them?

Here are some stores which sale cardigans at great prices for women: Old Navy, H&M (you can’t shop online, but you can at least find a location near you) Forever 21, and New York & Company.

Men, check  out: Gap.

Chic Spending out there,



ROMper Oooo la la-a April 25, 2010

Filed under: College Trends,Hot Deals — pennypinchfashion @ 2:30 pm

This is a shout out post to my sister who has been nagging me to inform the world about the latest and greatest outfit for women, the romper. My response to her, “What the heck is a romper?”

These are rompers!

As you can see a romper is a connection of shorts and a shirt and celebrities adore them! It sounds weird and it may take some time to get use to but they are definitely in style this season! They can be worn dressy or casual and come in all different styles, colors, and patterns. Plus many have pockets which make any outfit wonderful. : )

Anyone wear rompers? If not, would you be willing to wear rompers now? Or do you find them weird?

Check out these stores for good deals on rompers: Kohls, Target, Forever 21.

Chic Spending out there,