Since being a socialite means being a well-rounded person knowledgable about everything from style and literature to pop culture and current events, I’m taking it upon myself to put everything an Aspiring Socialite needs to know in one place each week. Almost every Saturday, I’ll be posting a “Saturday Socialite Link Up” featuring 10-15 of my favorite articles, blog posts, products and more. Now, when you wake up at noon on Saturdays, you’ll have some inspiring information to click through as you lounge around in your pajamas. Enjoy the first edition!
A Hello Kitty cafe is coming to California (popsugar.com)
Runway fashion is awe-inspiring and often goes on to awaken street style and the looks you see at your local department store. But where do we really get our biggest fashion inspiration from? The answer is our favorite movies and TV shows. Lately, the world of entertainment has been not only a huge trendsetter, but the source of major fashion movements. So if you suffer from a continuous “I-don’t-have-anything-to-wear-syndrome,” here are a few characters to take some inspiration from.
Pretty Little Liars Style Icons
Currently, the main show serving as a fashion muse for almost every fashionista is Pretty Little Liars. PLL literally has something for everyone.
If you’re sophisticated, yet classy then Spencer Hastings is your girl. Like every great prepster, she’s too chic to be nerdy. Spencer’s fine and elegant school girl fashion sense is never out of place and is easy to pull off everyday.
If you’re into ultra girly glamour than Hannah Marin should be your style role model. She’s always immaculately dressed to impress. Though she sometimes goes a little overboard with the bling, Hannah knows how to perfectly accessorize her looks. Girls looking for a flirty and girly way to dress up can take inspiration from this young fashionista.
Chasing Life and Style
Not many may agree that Chasing Life is a fashion inspiration. But for people who are new to their jobs and want a simple yet charmingly casual look, then Ms. April Carver can be your inspiration. This girl is obviously going through a tough time in her life, but with friends and family like hers, it wouldn’t hurt much to dress nice.
Beauty (who dresses well) and the Beast
If we talk about the show in particular I am not much of a fan but, Catherine Chandler dresses so well that one can’t miss an episode. From her perfect jackets to pretty dresses, the girl is a walking fashion magazine. If you like to keep things extremely chic, follow her fashion.
The Vampire (and my fashion) Diaries
This show was a hit for its first few seasons, lost its fan following but regained them all back through the latest season. If we forget the show itself for a moment, the dresses and outfits featured on it are just perfect.
There’s something about Elena Gilbert’s style that gets us all swooning every time she makes her appearance. If we look at Elena’s style sense, she’s never over or underdressed and everything is always in place, no matter if she’s dressed casual, semi-formal or formal.
Caroline Forbes is another fashion girl crush from the show. The outspoken yet super stylish Caroline loves to keep it girly and sometimes edgy. You’ll see her in an adorable girly dress one day and the next day she’ll be killing it with some edgy and sultry pieces.
The list can go on and on. Have fun fashion lovers and stay fabulous!
This guest post was written by Sheerin, a content writer for Sophie & Trey, an online clothing store for women offering a large variety of dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Like them on Facebook to stay updated with the latest deals and sales.
I hate mean girls just as much as the next former geek, but I have to admit that in the movies at least, they have style. While shopping with a friend over the weekend, I came across this cute dress at Forever 21. When I went to take it off the rack my friend immediately stopped me saying that it looked like something a 15-year-old would wear. She was right. This got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind. Was high school so traumatic that it stunted my fashion sense?
It’s not like I’m running around in Abercrombie & Fitch or American Eagle 24/7, but once in a while I’ll pick out an outfit that I think is adorable and wear it to a New York City bar only to feel not underdressed, but dressed too young. No wonder the bouncers always think I’m 12. Anyway, having had many friends like Alison Dilaurentis and the mysterious “A” on Pretty Little Liars, this former Spencer Hastings (without the Country Club membership), couldn’t be more excited for tonight’s Summer Finale on ABC Family at 8/7c. My crazy excitement for the finale got me into thinking about mean girls on the silver screen throughout the ages.
Every decade had a “mean girls” flick that defined an era and here they are:
In the 80s, three girls named Heather ruled Westerburg High School armed with big hair and shoulder pads. Heathers tells the story about a girl named Veronica who tries to be part of the “in crowd,” but finds that murder is a better way to play social politics. She kills her “friends” with the new kid, J.D., in the most dramatic ways making the murders look like suicides.
Jawbreaker is one of my favorite movies. I even have it on iTunes. This is by far the scariest of the “mean girls” films. When a popular clique known as the “Flawless Four” mistakenly kill their high school’s sweetheart, Elizabeth Purr, described as the Princess Di of Reagan High, while playing a prank on her for her 17th birthday, they’re in for a big surprise when someone from the bottom tier finds out.
2000s: Mean Girls
No one ever died in Mean Girls, but Regina did get hit by a bus after months of unknowingly eating 8,000 calories a day so I think that qualifies as an attack. Did you know that this movie was actually based on the nonfiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman? Since it came out when I was in high school, it’s the one I relate to the most because I’ve memorized all the quotes. Like Gretchen Weiners, my hair is so big because it’s full of secrets.
If the season finale and marathon of Pretty Little Liars tonight isn’t enough to get your dark television drama fix, secrets, lies, and stolen identities will be taking over primetime this fall. Here is the scoop on four fall shows that will keep you on the edge of your seat:
Revenge: (Premieres Wed. Sept. 21st 10/9c on ABC) Is a modern version of The Count of Monte Cristo with a female protagonist. It tells the story of Emily Thorne, a newcomer to the Hamptons who isn’t new to the area at all. Something horrible happened long ago that ruined her family and she is back for revenge. Socialites never forgive and forget.
The Secret Circle: (Premieres Thurs. Sept. 15th 9/8c on The CW) Vampires and werewolves are out and witches are in. To my delight, Halloween is coming early this year with The Secret Circle. Cassie Blake is a seemingly normal teenage girl who finds herself orphaned after a fire. After moving in with her grandmother, she discovers she was meant to complete a mysterious circle of powerful witches. But, dark magic may be at play when she begins to speculate that the fire may not have been an accident.
Ringer: (Premieres Tues. Sept. 13th 9/8c on The CW) Taking place in New York, this seems a lot like an adult Gossip Girl. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a woman on the run who after briefly reuniting with her identical twin sister assumes her identity when her seemingly perfect sister disappears overboard on a boat trip. However, with all of the secrets and lies the deceptively flawless Siobhan was hiding she is no safer as her sister.
The Lying Game: (Premiered Mon. Aug. 15th 9/8c on ABC Family) Twins and deception seem be a theme this television season. Emma and Sutton are two twins separated at birth that switch lives in order of pursue the mysterious identity of their birth mother, but there are many other secrets along the way. With Pretty Little Liars coming to an end it’s great that there is another Sara Shepard novel coming to the small screen.
Jersey Shore may be cool and all, but I am going crazy with excitement for the back to back premieres of two of my favorite shows, Pretty Little Liars (8pm/9c) and Greek (9pm/10c) tonight on ABC Family. I have always been a fan of teen dramas. Perhaps, they are my way of compensating for my awkward high school years. Therefore, there is nothing I would rather be doing on a Monday night than drowning in the river of lies shared by Spencer Hastings (Troian Avery Bellisario,) Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson,) Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale,) and Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell.) Plus, Ezra (Ian Harding) is hot!
Growing out of my awkward teenage phase, in college I was the quintessential sorority girl who wore the golden arrow of Pi Beta Phi. My friends have even jokingly referred to me as Casey Cartwright (Spencer Grammer.) So Greek brings back tons of great collegiate memories. Like myself, Paul James who plays Calvin Owens also went to Syracuse University. He was frat boy in real life too. I even saw his picture in a composite at Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Speaking of frat boys, Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) is totally overrated. I think I will follow in the footstep of Rebecca Logan (Dilshad Vadsaria) and find a boy like Evan Chambers (Jake McDorman.)