Beauty Tip: DIY Nails Monday, Jan 11 2010 

As you all know, we are in a recession. And some people have had to give up luxuries due to a change in income or the need to get out of debt. Well, for me, getting my nails done was one of those things i had to cute. So, I bought some nail art pens from Sally Hansen and used my trusted Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish and got to work. The result is this

I’m sorry the pictures are bad quality, I couldn’t find my camera to take a better picture. All you have to do is get creative and design your own nails. Here are the products I used:

If you have any cool designs that you have created for your own nails, send a photo in to me at curvydiva88@hotmail.com,  and I will gladly post it here! For more beauty tips and finds, check back here at The interesting Stylish Mom In College.

ISM Sarah Jane

Spring Wardrobe 101: Florals Sunday, Jan 10 2010 

As you know, Spring is steadily approaching, and many retailers and designers are offering sneak peaks at their spring collections. One trend that has been very evident and seems to always reoccur during spring is the floral print. Whether its a big flower on a black shirt or the ditsy floral pattern on a pair of flats, florals are coming back strong. Here are a couple of ensemble ideas if you are stuck trying to figure out how to wear it.

Wet Seal Basic T-Shirt $7

Wet Seal Ditsy Floral Skirt $20

Oasis Opaque Tights $13

Charlotte Russe Oxford Shoes $23

Forever 21 Soft Faux Leather Tote $29

Forever 21 Sunglasses $6

Forever 21 Hoop Earrings $4

Forever 21 Bangle Set $5

Total Look:$107.00

Wet Seal Drape Pocket Cardigan $22

Target Reversible Floral Dress $20

Target Opaque tights $7

Urban Originals Platform Heels $22

Angie & Lola for Target Half-Ring Handle Clutch $7

Forever 21 Hoop Earrings $4

Forever 21 Long Beaded Necklace $8

Forever 21 Bangle Set $5

Total Look: $95.00

Wet Seal Floral Shirt $23

Wet Seal Floral Vest $23

Wet Seal Skinny Jeans $25

Forever 21 Suede Boots $27

Forever 21 Studded Bag $15

Forever 21 Hoop Earrings $4

Forever 21 Bangles Set $5

Total Look: $122.00

And for all of my size sexy divas, here’s some options for you as well!

Torrid Floral Patchwork Shirt $38

Wet Seal Lace Tank Top $10

Wet Seal Destroyed Skinny Jeans $35

Forever 21 Lace Up Booties $24

Forever 21 Shoulder Bag $27

Forever 21 Hoop Earrings $4

Forever 21 Bangle Set $6

Total Look: $144.00

Faith 21 Crochet Open Cardigan $33

Torrid Camisole $16

Torrid Destryed Denim Shorts $25

Forever 21 Button Suede Booties $36

Forever 21 Grid Cut Out Bag $25

Wet Seal Floral Scarf $9

Forever 21 Floral Cut Out Earrings $4

Forever 21 Metal Watch $10

Total Look:$158.00

Torrid Floral Print Dress $51

Torrid Opaque Tights $15

Urban Originals Platform Pumps $20

Urban Originals Woven Clutch $25

Forever 21 Bejeweled Dial Earrings $6

Forever 21 Bangle Set $5

Total Look: $122.00

For more styling tips, check back here at The Interesting Stylish Mom In College!

ISM Sarah Jane

Top 7 Celebrity Stylists Saturday, Jan 9 2010 

I recently found out that two of my favorite celebrity stylists were featured as part of the top 7 celebrity stylists in the industry. Of course, my first fave on the list was Rachel Zoe. Her personal style is amazing, and her skills should be the official standard for celebrity stylists, and even those who style everyday people (like myself). Then, Monica Rose, who works closely with Kim Kardashian, has show me that working with curves is difficult but it can be done. I mean, have you seen Kim K. and the Kardashian Sisters in general lately? They are looking extremely fabulous. And, from reading the article, I found out that kim K. worked with celebrities and helped organize their closets…are you kidding me? That is my dream job, that is what I live for. Definitely have to shout out IFashionNetwork for the article, just amazing. Definitely check it out here. Also, check out Monica Rose’s blog here. Of course, you should already be checking Rachel Zoe’s blog here. I hope one day, I’ll be recognized for my styling skills. But until then, I will work with Polyvore and my best friends 🙂

ISM Sarah Jane

Favorite Beauty Find: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color Tuesday, Jan 5 2010 

Now usually, I would think spending a bunch of money on nail polish was stupid and irrational. However, after purchasing this nail polish on sale at the drugstore, I will never make a $0.99 nail polish purchase again. This nail polish not only dries fast but lasts long. I have a bunch of colors, since the sale was for about a week, and everytime I went to get something, I bought like 3 polishes. I love it so much, especially the fact that it only takes a minute to dry. I can literally update my blog and let my nails dry at the same time, it’s great. I would suggest this for anyone who lives a fast lifestyle, with no time to get a manicure, and you need a quick polish fix. I have it in red, yellow, bright pink, white, black, dark teal, dark red, dark purple, navy blue, and I think a couple other ones I think (I am a bad impulse shopper lol). You can purchase them at your local drugstore or here. For more beauty finds, check back here at The Interesting Stylish Mom In College.

ISM Sarah Jane

Beyonce Is Turning Up The Heat Monday, Jan 4 2010 

Beyonce is probably one of the most influential people from this past decade. She has made “Single Ladies” all over tell their man, they better “put a ring on it.” She’s brought us two beautiful clothings lines, House of Dereon and Dereon, as well as making big moves in the movie industry (Austin Powers 3: Goldmember, Carmen, Obsessed, Cadillac Records, Dreamgirls). Beyonce is a multitalented inspiration to girls across the globe. So, it comes as no surprise that she is coming out with her very first frangrance. Now, she has sponsored True Star with Tommy Hilfigher and Giorgio Armani’s “Diamonds”, but this will be her first independent fragrance.  The frangrance, titled “Heat” is a mixture of notes of red vanilla, orchid, magnolia, neroli, and blush peach. with elements of of honeysuckle nectar, almond macaroon and crème de musk, and a drydown of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber. In an interview with Women’s World Daily, Beyonce states, “It’s called Heat, so we wanted the ads to be really steamy and dewy. My sexiest moments are when I’m just getting out of the tub or the shower and I’m clean, so I wanted to incorporate that in the ads. The dress was this liquid-y satin. The song ‘Fever’ I did years ago and always loved it. [For the commercial] I got to sing it a bit more whispery, more natural.” The fragrance line includes three sizes, 1 oz. for $39, 1.7 oz. for $49, and 3.4 oz. for $59, and even a 6.8oz Gold Sparkling Body Lotion for $24. I am so ready to purchase this frangrance, seeing that Beyonce is my idol (hence the slight ego booster beginning). Are you ready for the “heat”? Will you be catching a fever this season?

ISM Sarah Jane

Cheaply Chic- Rihanna At The Studio Monday, Jan 4 2010 

Rihanna was spotted going to her music studio in Chelsea working on her currently released album, Rated R. Thank you to Ultimate Rihanna for the photo!

I do know that the bag she is rocking is an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle, but the rest of the ensemble, I am unsure of. If you want this look for less, check this out:

Forever 21 Splendid Career Jacket $15

Forever 21 Faux Fur Stole $8.80

Wet Seal 3/4 Sleeve Pocket Shirt $10

Xhilaration for Target Fashion Ruffled Mini Skirt $17

Urban Originals Boots $26

Urban Originals Studded Tote $40

Go Jane Temple Design Sunglasses $5.20

Forever 21 Metal Looped Cuff $3.80

Total Ensemble: $125.80

Now, the Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle that Rihanna is rocking retails for $850 alone, so the cost of this ensemble, which closely resembles the shapes and colors of Rihanna’s ensemble, is not as bad as one would initially think. If you want to try and find a look on your own, here are the key pieces you need to have:

1. A cropped blazer

2. A fur scarf or stole

3. A plaid shirt

4. A neutral tone body-con mini skirt

5. Ankle platform boots

6. A bag with studded details

7. A metallic cuff bracelet

8. Round frame sunglasses

For more celebrity-inspired ensembles, check back here, st the Interesting Stylish Mom In College!

ISM Sarah Jane

Happy New Year! New Things Coming Sunday, Jan 3 2010 

Happy New Year everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting, but I’ve been busy being a college mom, and haven’t had much time for any of my blogs or social networking sites. However, I’m back to bring more fashion posts and beauty finds. I want to do news, but that will have to be special posts, more like my opinion on it. Anyways, I want to say i had a great time for New Years and want to show three inspiration boards for my ensembles for the past few days.

I wore this NYE 09 with friends, we decided on an “Old School Hip Hop” theme. It was so much fun, we went to a 70s party, even though we weren’t dressed for it. It was crazy fun.


I wore this ensemble New Years Night, we went clubbing and I felt so fierce. My actual dress is a vintage black and gold dress, I love it!


I wore this yesterday just to chill, at first. But then I stepped outside, it was way too cold so I changed into a not so cute ensemble, but I was really warm 🙂


This year, like I mentioned before, I will be doing more styling posts, as well as celebrity insipred ensembles. I will post about new beauty products I purchase and even do some interviews hopefully. It’s going to be a good year, I hope everyone is ready!


The ISM Sarah Jane