Friday, April 29, 2011

Look for Less: Quilted Chanel Handbag

Photos from JustJared & Stacy Hinojosa
     Lately celebs have been spotted all over Hollywood rocking the Chanel 2.55 handbag. I personally love this handbag because of it's glamorous yet classic look. However, as I've said before, I'm just an average college girl on a tight budget and could never afford the real thing. While I don't condone purchasing knock-off designer products, there are plenty of cute alternatives to this bag that don't have a fake Chanel logo on them. Here are some cute handbags that give you the same look, all for under $90.00! 

This patent leather bag is available at It also comes in red and white and costs $60.99. I really love the glossy look of this bag! 

This bag by Murval from comes in black denim and only costs $36.99. The denim look gives it a little more of a casual look. 

This handbag from is by BCBGeneration and costs $86.40. It also comes in bronze. This bag is a bit larger which is nice if you have lots of stuff!

If basic black isn't your thing, this faux crinkle leather bag comes in red, camel, blue, and gray at It costs $35.99. 

Make sure to check out the websites listed above if you are interested in any of the handbags I've shown you today. 


3 reasons why Toms are awesome

     A couple months ago I invested in my first pair of Toms shoes. I had seen girls on my college campus wearing them and quickly grew to like them. I chose the Ash (gray) Canvas Women's Classics since they are a neutral color and I knew they would match with most of my wardrobe. Ever since my purchase, I have been obsessed! Read on to find out why Toms are awesome! 

1. Toms are for a great cause! 

     The number one reason why Toms are awesome is because they are for a super good cause called One for One. For every pair of Toms shoes that is purchased, one pair is donated to a child in need of shoes. According to the Toms website, one of the leading causes of diseases in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases. By providing children with shoes, Toms helps prevent cuts and sores which can become infected. Having shoes also allows more children to attend school, since many are not allowed if they do not have shoes. As if the Toms movement isn't awesome enough, Toms also holds a worldwide event called One Day Without Shoes. On this day, people go without shoes for a whole day going about their usual daily activities in order to raise awareness of the One for One movement. 

2. Toms are super comfortable! 

     The second reason why Toms are awesome is because they are really, really comfortable! No lie, I have hardly worn any other pair of shoes since my beloved Toms arrived in the mail. When you first try them on they are a bit tight, but once you wear them for a day or two they stretch out to perfectly fit your foot. The soles of the shoes are really squishy and keep my feet happy all day long. 

3. Toms match with everything! 

     The third reason Toms are awesome is because they are super versatile and can be worn with practically everything you own. I have seen Toms worn with jeans, shorts, capris, boyfriend jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it. There are plain colored Toms for a classic look, sparkly Toms for those craving a more flashy look, corduroy Toms for a preppy look, patterned Toms for the adventurous and creative types and even a wedding collection for an elegant look! Basically, you can't go wrong with Toms. 

Check out this Toms video! 


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring 2011 Nail Polish Trends

Photo by J. Frasse

     As a college student, I am usually on a pretty tight budget when it comes shopping money, because let's face it, paying for rent, bills and food is a little more important (whether I'd like to admit it or not). As a self-proclaimed fashion addict, I would obviously like to splurge every month on the latest clothes, shoes and accessories but unfortunately this just isn't a reality for me. This is where nail polish comes in. Lately I have rediscovered my love for nail polish (I used to collect them as a little girl) and have realized that nail polish is a totally affordable accessory. Maybe you're bored of that little black dress that you wear every season, but if you try painting your nails this season's "it" colors, you can instantly update your look! Here are a few of my favorite nail polish colors for Spring 2011.


 "Greige" (a cross between gray and beige) has been "in" since last fall but is still being spotted everywhere this spring. I personally love this taupe-y color because it acts as a neutral and goes with just about any outfit. And sometimes when I think it looks a little boring, I layer a really chunky, glittery clear nail polish over it. It turns out really cool!

Sky Blue

     Sky blue totally reminds me of spring. It makes me think of sunny skies, flowers, and Easter. It works well with most outfits and is a great alternative to the typical pinks and oranges you usually see during spring.


     I have been loving the different shades of lavender that I've been seeing. It's such a pretty color that I think often gets ignored when it comes to clothes and shoes because no one really wants to look like Barney the dinosaur. However, as a nail color it's subtle and adds a nice splash of an unexpected color to an outfit.


     Nude goes with literally everything, but it is easy to end up looking like a mannequin so make sure it is very glossy. Sometimes if it matches my skin too much to the point where it looks like I have no nails, I'll add a coat of light, shimmery glitter nail polish over the top to add more shine.

      Peachy pinks are pretty similar to nudes in that they are neutral and match most outfits. And again, I think they look better when they're very glossy. It is a great alternative to regular old pink.


     Gray nail polish has also been "in" for a while and has carried over from fall. It is a great alternative to black, which has been popular for the past few years. It is probably one of my favorite colors to wear. Plus, it adds a little edge.
If you are interested in any of the colors I have shown here today, check out these websites:


Monday, April 25, 2011

Welcome to xobekahgirl!

Hey there loves! 

My name is Bekah and I have been wanting to start a fashion blog for a while. So, here it is! Plan on seeing posts about fashion, style, fashion news, beauty, trends, etc. Enjoy!