“Ok Glass, Time for a Makeover”

“Ok Glass, Time for a Makeover”

Google Glass, an innovation that merges Google technology with wearable eyeglasses, just got a high fashion makeover. Google Glass is the perfect example of a wearable tech trend that is in desperate need of a fashion makeover. Google Glass functions like a smart phone solely for the eyes while its users navigate its system by using voice commands much like Apple’s upgraded voice dictation programs through Siri. To activate this feature, users simply need to tilt their heads upward to the default of 30 degrees (a feature that can be manipulated in the user settings) and then say “Ok Glass”. Once this is done, users can use simple commands to operate their Google Glass such as “take a picture” or “send message to mom”. Some additional features include a touchpad, where users can executively control Google Glass by swiping through a pseudo timeline displayed before their eyes.

La Bonne Vie de Betty

La Bonne Vie de Betty

What started in 2007 as a personal fashion blog of a quintessentially cool French girl has launched Betty Autier on a fast track to the glamourous lifestyle of a high-end fashionista. I am talking, of course, about Le Blog de Betty, currently one of the most popular fashion blogs on the scene. Betty, the adorable 29 year old with messy bangs and the perfect French pout, has loved fashion her entire life. Now, she is living the dream.

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Even though it doesn’t always feel like it, Duke is currently in the middle of my favorite season: fall. And it just so happens to coincide with one the more controversial seasons of the year; Pumpkin Spice season. Starting September 2, Starbucks begins offering the signature drink of the fall and the hate begins. Liking a pumpkin spice latte is apparently one of the most ‘basic’ things a girl can do. But I think that’s pretty unfair judgment.

Navigating the Gluten Free Craze

Navigating the Gluten Free Craze

These days, it’s starting to seem more difficult to remain gluten-consuming. The gluten-free craze has completely taken over. From Udi’s gluten free cinnamon raisin bread (a personal favorite) to Domino’s gluten free pizza, almost any food you can imagine is now manufactured without gluten. And as the “gluten-free” influence continues to spread, we inevitably start to rethink our own diets, regardless of a celiac diagnosis. We wonder, even if don’t need to abandon gluten now, I should go gluten free anyway just to be safe, right? Or won’t a gluten free diet give me so much more energy? And so many of us, whether consciously or not, start to dial back on the gluten intake. 

 

What is Kombucha Anyway?

What is Kombucha Anyway?

In countless celebrity interviews, the host will ask a star about his or her health secrets behind their anti-aging bodies and flawless faces.  Many will cite Kombucha as a staple source of nutrition in their diet.  Gwyneth Paltrow is a well known devotee and advertises Kombucha in her lifestyle blog Goop (linked here).  It's primary purpose is a healthy liquid supplement and daily drink, but what else is there to known about Kombucha?

Fitbit: Technology Shapes up to Merge with Fashion

Fitbit: Technology Shapes up to Merge with Fashion

Looking for a fitness and style makeover? Look no further! The popular tech toy, Fitbit, a fitness band that calculates amount of steps taken, calories burned, and quality and hours of sleep, has just gotten a fashion makeover. Fitbit, a small and clandestine device-about the size of a small clip and similar in design, used to come in a boring black finish. This earlier model had zero reflections of personal style and definitely could not be considered a fashion piece. Now, as Fitbit ultra has been released, both the technological capacities of Fitbit are improved as well as its fashion capabilities. Fitbit Ultra can now distinguish how much elevation you experience per day with the new altimeter.  As far as style is concerned, Fitbit Ultra comes in two new colors, slate and plum. The old Fitbit look bulky in comparison to the sleek and stylish new edition.

swee(ten) your travels.

swee(ten) your travels.

Who is ready for a break? We know we definitely are. It’s been a long and exciting two months, but we are ready to see some old faces and family, go back to the comfort of our homes, and maybe ditch the shower shoes. Even if you aren’t going all the way home, it's time for some travel and time for some mix up, so listen to this playlist to get you ready for our extra long upcoming weekend!!

Not so Everyday- Alex and Ani Bangles

Not so Everyday- Alex and Ani Bangles

One of the many parts of my morning regimen is to instinctively snap on my tortoiseshell watch and put in my pearl earrings before walking (or rushing) out the door. I’m sure I’m not alone here- when it’s just an average day, the easiest route for accessorizing is your go-to jewelry that you find yourself wearing as a characteristic part of your look. In fact, these pieces that we wear day after day most likely carry meaning behind them- whether it’s who gave them to you, when or why you bought them, or their deeper purpose.

Snacks on Snacks

Snacks on Snacks

One of the best feelings at school is coming back after class to find a big brown box waiting by your door. Your mind starts racing with ideas of what it could be: “did I online shop and forget about it? Or maybe it’s a box of homemade goodies from my little sister?” I know I’m always leaning towards the second option, even though I’m the only baker in my family.

Shabby Chic—A Look at Jeremy Scott x Miley Cyrus Spring 2015

Shabby Chic—A Look at Jeremy Scott x Miley Cyrus Spring 2015

Just as jamming to “Nobody’s Perfect” transports us to a simpler time, so too does Miley’s DIY, funky-junky jewelry assortment for Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2015 collection. The much-anticipated “Dirty Hippy” collaboration featured bracelets, necklaces, earrings and headpieces made of colorful beads, Slinkys, Rainbow Loom, broken plastic toys and even those tree-shaped car fresheners; there were charm bracelets of peculiar key chains and vintage toys and necklaces donned with sexual messages—“suck it” and “porn rox”, to name a few.

Work It Out

Work It Out

With stories of the freshmen fifteen or fifty or whatever number you may have heard, the worry about weight is real- especially for college freshmen who have never experienced living away from home and this inevitable new found freedom, allowing you to eat out whenever you please and consume an “all you can eat” style meal for breakfast and dinner.  Sound great?

Mini vs. Maxi

Mini vs. Maxi

The appeal of maxi dresses were always to elongate your lower half, to slim, maybe hide the insecurities you have with your legs, but most of all, display a classic-cool look, topped off with oversized Chanels. There was versatility: summer crops,  denim vests, boho headbands finished with a long black maxi skirt.