Polyvore and more

I have been a member of Pinterest for sometime now, but a few months ago after seeing these layouts on Pinterest, I discovered Polyvore. Polyvore is ‘the web’s largest fashion community site, where users are empowered to discover their style and set trends around the world.’ So that doesn’t really explain it huh? Polyvore for me is basically like playing with paper dolls when I was little, except this version is WAY cooler!

With Polyvore you can ‘clip’ items from your favorite fashion sites online and import them or you can use clothes that have already been uploaded. You can start with a template or create your own ‘set’. Creating a set basically means you are putting together an outfit. You can add shirts/dresses, pants/skirts, shoes, jackets, and of course accessories into your template and create looks that you love! It really is harder to describe than it is to do, but if you are a woman or man who loves clothing and you love Pinterest I would encourage you to check Polyvore out! It only takes about a minute or two to sign up, but beware: it is addicting!

Here is a set. I also posted one of my newest sets directly from Polyvore’s website onto WordPress in my “Take me to the beach” post.

I want to wrap up this post by highlighting a local store. Unlike all of the other stores I have previously mentioned, this store is not downtown. The store I want to share with you is Entourage Clothing & Gifts! Entourage is located on the corner of South Milledge Avenue and Macon Highway. One of the best things about this store is that it is convenient! It does not have the traffic that downtown Athens does and you do not have to worry about paying for parking! Another great thing about Entourage that most of the downtown boutiques lack–space! You don’t feel like you are in the way of other customers while you are shopping and there are plenty of dressing rooms! Entourage also has a huge selection of amazingly cute clothes for great prices! While in Entourage customers can sign up to be part of their customer rewards program. It is free and all they need is your name, number, and email address. Customers who sign up for this (like me) can receive exclusive texts and emails to let them know about special sales (only for the rewards customers). I would definitely recommend this store to any girl. They have something for every occasion (formals, job interviews, going out, and just hanging out) and it is convenient!

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Take me to the beach

Take me to the beach

Take me to the beach by mchafin featuring ruffle tops

Carven silk dress
$780 – net-a-porter.com

Lilly Pulitzer ruffle top
$168 – simplysoles.com

Lilly Pulitzer wedge sandals
$268 – simplysoles.com

Lilly Pulitzer jewelry
$58 – lillypulitzer.com

Lilly Pulitzer retro sunglasses
$125 – zappos.com

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Let’s go shopping!!!

I mentioned earlier that Athens is unlike any other town I have ever been to. The town has so much charm. Some students may think that downtown Athens is just a place to go party and get drunk, but all students should definitely visit downtown during the day. It is a totally different atmosphere! In my post today I am going to highlight two stores that I adore.

The first store that I visit frequently is Pitaya. Pitaya is located at 282 East Clayton Street near Mellow Mushroom. Although Pitaya is not unique to Athens (they have locations all around the United States), they still stock items that are sure to make you stand out. The store itself has a charming, boutique feel about it that is hard to duplicate. The staff is always super helpful and I love checking out their new clothes! All clothing items with Pitaya’s label sewn in are made in the United States (This is a wonderful thing, as it puts money back into our own economy!). All UGA girls should check out Pitaya! The clothes are affordable and stylish too (What a great combo for college students)!

The next store in downtown Athens that I love is Heery’s Clothes Closet. Heery’s is located on the corner of College Ave. and Clayton Street, and this store has been a staple in Athens for many years! They opened in 1959 and they are just as popular with students as they are with adults! For those of you on a tight budget you might want to just window shop because Heery’s carries some popular ‘luxury’ brands with ‘luxury’ price tags including: Tibi, Lilly Pulitzer, Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Tory Burch, DVF, Longchamp, and many more! They also carry the latest collection of Vera Bradley. I have gotten quite a few purses at Heery’s and love them all! I have also purchased a few formal dresses at Heery’s, and my latest purchase-a Lily Pulitzer Easter dress (cannot wait to wear it)!

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