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Funky Friday: Leather Weather


Lovin’ the Leather everywhere on the Spring Runway.  It’s the perfect fabric for winter, so you don’t have to wait for this trend to come into season.  Layer and Funk up your look with these great leather finds.

Had to flash this one at you in case you missed yesterdays post. Kick it in this awesome vintage leather coat, $125 Frequency Vintage.

$50 & Below Funky Friday Leather

$39 Urban Outfitters 


$49 Kohls 

$32 Kristiana Rose



Funky Friday: Long May You Run


You don’t have to go to great lengths to funk up your holiday look.  Just add some length.  Super long earrings are perfect with that little black dress as an edgy little touch.


$50 & Below FAVORITES

$49 AlissaB

$24 Urban Outfitters 

$40 House of Harlow 

$27 Frank Ideas

$28 Betty Pins 

$50 KR Designs

$50 Sara Lagace 

$24 Rachel Roy

Go ahead, add some length to your look and have a very Funky Friday!

Funky Friday: Seeing Red (and Pink) and how to match your skin tone


Wearing red and pink can make you look like a walking valentine, but when I see someone make it super chic I am like “yeah!” Know what I’m saying?

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli is one of those cases where I thought pink and red looked killer.

BUT, this pic topped as many worst dress lists as best.  What do you think?

The hit and miss factor is what makes a true FUNKY FRIDAY.  It takes some swagger to pull it off.

I used to be afraid of wearing red and pink because I thought they would wash me out.  As it turns out, red and pink are equal opportunity colors, but you need to be aware of what shades to wear with your skin tone season.

First things first, let’s identify your skin tone:

Complexion: blue
or pink undertones
Skin: pale white, yellowish-olive, or dark
Hair: generally brunettes but sometimes natural white-blondes fall in this category
Eyes: dark colored
Other hints:  a lot of contrast between hair color, eye color and skin tone, many Asians and African Americans fall into this  category

Complexion: cool blue or pink undertones
Skin: is pale, pink, porcelain white
Hair: natural blondes, pale skin brunettes
Other hints: low level contrast between eyes and hair

Complexion: golden
Skin: ruddy with orange tones
Hair: redheads and  brunettes
Eyes:  golden brown eyes
Other hints: a lot of depth to their coloring and a spicy, earth tone quality to their hair color, eye color, and skin tone. varied coloring – ranging from golden blondes to brunettes and black hair coloring.  Red-heads, excluding very fair auburn and strawberry blondes, are usually autumns. All red-heads are autumn or spring’s. Red-headed autumns often have porcelain white or very pale skin.

Complexion: golden undertones and are usually creamy  white or peach
Hair: straw-colored or strawberry red  hair,
Skin: freckles, rosy cheeks
Eyes: blue or green eyes
Other hints:  
natural golden blondes or auburn or strawberry blonde red-heads although very fair blue/ aqua eyed brunettes are sometimes spring

NOTE: It is often difficult to discern summer from winter, and autumn from spring. Remember that winters are usually brunettes while summers natural  blondes. Springs tend to have pale eyes while autumns have dark eyes.

Now that you have determined your season, what’s the best way for you to rock red and pink?
heck out your color matches and some great pairings for $50 and below.

$34.99 Frequency Vintage 

$49.95 Michael Antonio Anderson

$42 Michael Lauren 

$27.27 ASOS 

$32 Forever 21 

$30 Diesel 

 $20.99 Target

$38 Ralph Lauren 

So take a risk, get your FUNKY FRIDAY on and pair some blushing colors to make hearts throb.

Funky Friday Get your NE-ON!


Super funky and fun trend: NEON.  Brighten up your dark winter days with pops of neon.  Here are some of my runway favorites:

What’s that you say?  You don’t have an extra couple grand lying around so you can glow in the dark?  No worries, with a black light and these $50 & Below pieces you too can shine on the gloomiest of winter days.

A. $39.99 Vintage Kay Windsor Dress

B. $43.99 Neon and Lace ASOS Skirt

C. $14.50 Pair of Neon Belts from Delias

D. $30.00 Dylan Stephens Mesh Tunic

E. $35.10 Brigette Bailey Striped Tank

F. 44.99 ModCloth Bayside Bombshell Dress

G. $38.00 Julie Smith Tube Jellies

H. $15.00 Vintage Wayfarer Shades

I. $22.99 Fox Rebellion Pom-pom Beanie

J.  $15.00 Topshop Animal Print Purse

K. $28.00 Rocks Paper Metal Cuff

Funky Friday!


This new segment FUNKY FRIDAY, is inspired by Funky Friday Happy hour at the Fire on Girard Ave in Philly, with Bartender Marcus jamming out to WXPN’s Funky Friday hosted by David Dye “Every Friday starting at 5pm, just when everybody needs it the most, we turn up the sub woofer and open the window at XPN and let the funk out!” 

Let’s let our funk out and find a fun, fierce, fearless, fly ways to celebrate the end of the work week with our style.

Since Halloween is Monday, we are going to keep it spooky with SPIDERS!!!. 

Remember those plastic spider rings?  Let’s turn it up a notch!

Jack Vartanian Fall 2011, and yeah, those are diamonds on a spider. 
Don’t have a few grand stashed away in your piggie bank?


GLAM SPIDER RING  $7.50, perfect price to add a little funk. 

Turn it up and tune in next Friday to see other ways to tear the roof off this mother!  But for now, you have been FUNKED!