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

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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

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