Pittsburgh girls know and love fashion! They know what colors look good on them, what designer looks they covet, and where to shop. Pittsburgh girls are more than just Pens jerseys and Terrible Towels, they are fashionistas! Kristen, a 28 year-old speech language pathologist from Pittsburgh gabs about her personal style and fashion!
What is one store you could spend thousands of dollars on clothes in?
White House Black Market
What is your favorite Pittsburgh mall?
What color do you think you look best in?
What is one piece in your wardrobe you could never live without?
Black tank tops
What is your favorite cut of jeans?
Skinny or boot-cut
What is your ideal winter coat?
Sleek, kind of puffy, with fitted waist and fluffy faux fur hood.
What is your favorite kind of dress?
Little black dress! Either completely fitted or a fitted top with a flowy above the knee skirt.
What is your favorite type of footwear?
Money is no object, who is your favorite luxury fashion brand?
5 adjectives to describe your style and wardrobe?
Comfortable, sporty, classic, practical, cute
It is a popular necklace designs on tree of life pendant. You can make the wire wrapped mothers day necklace pendant by following the detailed illustrations and elaborated word explanations.
Things needed in mothers day necklace: 1mm Aluminum Wire 0.5mm Brass Wire Gemstone beads strand Brass chain Side Cutting Plier Flat Nose Plier
Form the frame
- Take an aluminum wire segment and then form an oval (in this project) around an object in that shape
- Twist the wire ends several turns
- Work a loop with one end and wrap the tail around the neck
- Take the other wire end and wrap it around the neck in same way
- Cut four 30cm long brass wire strips, fold them in half and separate into three groups as 1-2-1. Attach to the frame by wrapping and twisting
- Take the left ends, wrap the rest 6 ends for tree trunk as picture show
- Separate the 8 ends again;
- Slide on the glass chips and secure by wrapping the excess tails around the frame
- Then the second wire
- Repeat the same processes until complete entire tree of life.
Add on the chain Snip a certain long chain and then thread the pendant onto it. Connect the first link and last link by a small jumpring and then it’s a meaningful mothers day necklace at once. Though the pendant itself is shroud with mystery, the tree of life embodies totally love and gratitude for hardworking moms when worn as an adornment. While practical mothers day necklace pendant, all skills needed is simple wire wrapping technique. This may help you master the advanced techniques bit by bit, and create more fabulous necklace designs as well.
Denver Fashion Truck will celebrating their first anniversary at The Infinite Monkey Theorem from 6 to 10 pm. The Denver Fashion Truck is a mobile fashion boutique that features local art and fashion. They have been popping up at events like the county fair to the ever so popular Denver Cruisers bike parties to outside coffee shops and restaurants.
“Denver Fashion Truck can be random when popping up and people seem to like that, especially near restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Year one has been a very busy year! ” Adrian G.B. co-founder
There will be live music from the Gin Doctors, live art by Jamie Molina and a fashion show! Grab a glass of local wine and help Denver Fashion Truck celebrate a successful first year!
“What’s your DJ name?”
I was chair dancing to the music for an hour and decided to walk on stage and ask this tall, dark be speckled musical creature (reminiscent of Malcolm X and had game like Miguel) what type of music he was playing. From our brief exchange, I learn that DJ guy didn’t have a pseudonym. He just went by his real name, which I happily recorded in my iPhone notes along with a link to his Mixcloud.
Shortly thereafter our conversation, my Tuesday night drinking turned into an exciting Google search session. And let me tell you, it didn’t take much to discover that not only was *DJ guy “award winning,” but seemingly works a full time job, has a Facebook and even does some marketing consulting as an online blog business. So I did what any smitten girl would do: I friend requested him and a day or so later he accepted!
I already know what you’re thinking: Isn’t this the normal thing one should do to block potential douche bags and guys with police records from your life? And, I’m going to tell you that it’s not normal behavior for me because I’ve dated several guys consecutively and they all had no presence on social media. Disregarded Facebook as irrelevant, weren’t the CEOs of companies for LinkedIn standards, and just didn’t get the point of sharing personal photos on Instagram. Though in retrospect, I always thought that if one of my previous beaus ever had a twitter, he’d definitely have thousands of followers. My ex-guys were so anti-social media because, perhaps, they thought it stunted their growth into men or just didn’t see the point of sharing intimate details of their glamorous or disastrous lives. Consequently, this lack of social presence in my past relationships opened up new territory in regard to this new person of interest’s online portfolio, created like a work of art.
So, when DJ guy and I had this two minute conversation, I couldn’t wait for the first date. From my own research, I found out all this information. Things about his career, what year he bought his first motorcycle and what ballet performance he was recently moved by via Instagram, easily digitally accessible. Guilt free, I knew I was committing a single girl sin. Was I giving up my chances of a relationship from pre-screening, fantasizing about what we could be, all from a rewarding Google search that conjured up premature feelings? Or perhaps, can social media be use for more of a catalyst to go for what I want?
I sent DJ guy a message after scanning his online resume to find some sort of connection, subject line: hi there.
My first message read: Hi, it’s the Melissa from the bar. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I see your interests include some of the interests, I’m interested in. Let’s connect.” I leave my name and number at the end.
DJ Guy responded within two hours.
“Yes, we should talk sometime & see what mutually beneficial opportunities we might uncover.” He also left his phone number, so I immediately texted him.
“Hi there, it’s Melissa…”
I don’t waste any time deciding to make the first moves.
“Hey, how are you? He texted.
“Good and you?”
“Just getting ready for my gig tonight. You should come out.”
“Oh yea, what’s on the playlist that will make me wanna come?”
Our text message conversations from there spiraled from music to business, to what type of food he likes cooking, referencing his Facebook and website like visual footnotes. Hash tag: food porn. I casually note that I saw this and that on his Facebook. I thought referring to his Google search number would be a dead giveaway that my hype personality may be all a jig, but he played along disregarding my blatant sarcasm- city guy!
On our second meet up, I happened to be randomly stopping by the bar after work for a drink as he was getting ready for his set. (Disclaimer: It’s not my fault he’s a dj at my neighborhood bar). I send him a quick text message while I was seductively looking over to watch him read it.
After thirty minutes of unresponsiveness, I decided to walk over to the dj booth.
Enter: perky girl. He greeted me with a hug.
“Can you play a Beyoncé song?” I asked.
“You smell good.” He says.
“I want you.” he whispered as I watched him change the music to my song of choice.
Shockingly and a little aroused, there I was standing on the other side of the DJ booth feeling like I’ve been moved into this weird space of sexual observation and he had just the right view.
“Stand back.” he said. “Back more”, signaling with his hand stop as he mouthed “right there” with a thumbs up gesture.
“I wanted to see your tights.” He said. They were from Wolfords.
This was turning into a “How to Keep a Guy in 10 days via Facebook” type of game. Even though these meet-ups didn’t count as a first date (in my book), we were surely getting comfortable and I was very open about his social media presence from the start. Could it be that social media coup d’état is a turn off?
Finally after several days of random meet-ups and messaging, DJ Guy still hadn’t invited me to a cafe to discuss our “mutual beneficial opportunities.” While I can’t be for certain if it was because he was freaked out from all my knowledge of his social presence, I think it definitely had some association. In conclusion, I’ll stick to my usual bunch of guys (the social anti-ists), and staying away from social media and dating, for now. Moreover, for the record, DJ guy has been deleted on my Facebook. Though, what I learned is that social media is like a visual report card: its information to help you feel like you’re compatible with the person on the surface and yet you don’t have to go through the ringer to get it.
*Name as been changed.
Continuing with the Friends Family sale fever, Bloomingdale’s is holding their sale starting November 10th. The sale will run through the 14th. In past years, the Friends Family sale for Bloomingdale’s has been available online too, so subscribe to Women’s Fashion Examiner for updates and coupon codes for the sale.
The sale grants shoppers 20% off nearly everything, but as with all Friends Family sales, some exclusions apply. Right now we know it isn’t valid on any fragrance or cosmetics and won’t be available on items in leased areas such as Louis Vuitton. For previous sales, you have been able to take the 20% off already reduced merchandise. Bloomingdale’s has already started their markdowns for the season, so with the extra 20% off, you can save considerable dough when shopping for a holiday herve leger discount dresses or grabbing a gift for Christmas.
Update: The Bloomingdale’s Friends Family sale runs online starting November 8th14th. Use code GIFT at checkout to apply the discount to most items. The original dates noted above are for the instore Friends Family sale.
Offer excludes Women’s Apparel from bahs, Marc Jacobs, UGG Australia (excluded online only), The North Face (excluded online only) and Agent Provocateur. Offer excludes Men’s Apparel from Burberry Prorsum, Duchamp, Moncler, Polo Black Label, PS Paul Smith, The North Face, Turnbull Asser, UGG Australia and Vilebrequin. Offer excludes Kids’ Apparel from Moncler, UGG Australia and The North Face (excluded online only). Offer excludes Women’s Shoes from Burberry, bags, Dior, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Prada, UGG Australia and The North Face (excluded online only). Offer excludes bags Fashion Accessories, Handbags and Soft Leather Goods, UGG Australia Fashion Accessories and Handbags (excluded online only) and The North Face Fashion Accessories (excluded online only). Offer excludes Handbags from Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo Leased, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Prada. Offer excludes Ippolita (excluded online only), David Yurman, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Martine’s Chocolates, Shop at Home Services, Rug Cleaning Services, Interior Design Special Orders and Gift Cards. Small Electrics and Men’s Electronics receive 10% off. Delivery charges and applicable sales taxes are additional. Offer cannot be combined with any other certificate offer. Not transferable. Not valid on prior purchases or bill payments. Not valid in Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Stores. Offer valid instore. See a sales associate for details. All employees of Bloomingdale’s and its affiliates are excluded from all Friends and Family offers. Friends and Family online codes cannot be combined for double discount.