fashion

Small Things, Great Love FTK

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Small Things, Great Love is a fashion and accessories organization dedicated to combining style and charity into one cohesive unit. With THON serving as her first charity, founder Erin Gillespie is tapping into her alumni roots to give back to a cause that has directly influenced her.

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Keep Your Ears Warm Penn State

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Wearing a hat is easy but not always hair-friendly. Ear warmers are the perfect combination of staying snug while keeping your hair in tact. The best thing about them is that there are so many different kinds and looks you can choose from. We visited a few downtown State College stores in search of our favorites. Here’s what we found!

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Timberland Boots

Timberland Boots

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Lately, not being basic has been everyone’s main concern. We all know the classic traits of the basic Penn State girl are, and it’s been mocked endlessly. But we cannot forget that Penn State boys are just as likely to exhibit those basic boy traits too. One of those trends that we love to see when the weather gets colder is Timberland Boots.

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You Are What You Wear: Valley Chats with Penn State Fashion Blogger Simi OA

You Are What You Wear: Valley Chats with Penn State Fashion Blogger Simi OA

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Simi OA is a fifth-year senior from Lagos, Nigeria gracing Penn State with an unbeatable sense of style. Busy with her double major in psychology and business, Simi found spare time to create a blog sharing her passion for fashion with other college students. Although the site was started for fun, “House of Àrà” has gained feature on popular fashion websites like CollegeFashionista, Fashion Bomb Daily and The Style Hub.

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Shopping Made Easy for Tall Girls

Shopping Made Easy for Tall Girls

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Whether it was going through the awkward middle school phase of deciding what homecoming dress would be an “appropriate” length since your knees were two to three inches higher than your friends, or even battling the stress of not wanting to wear heels to prom just so you wouldn’t tower over your date. There is nothing wrong with being a tall girl, but dealing with the constant scrutiny of making sure the little things that other girls don’t have to worry about are in-check becomes a task in itself.

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Maximizing the Power of the Sweater

Maximizing the Power of the Sweater

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Now that it’s October and the leaves are beginning to change colors, we can finally pull our favorite heavy knit sweaters from storage. For most of us, we like to throw our sweaters on over top of a pair of leggings and a cute pair of boots. It’s a simple and easy way to look like you actually tried to put yourself together even though you just rolled out of bed. Instead of wearing your usual go-to, try mixing up your fall flair by styling your best sweaters with these tips.

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What Your Underwear Says About You

What Your Underwear Says About You

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There is one phrase that every girl wants to hear. It is guaranteed to put a smile on her face and turn even the worst day around. That’s right, it’s “Five for $26.” Seeing that sale advertised in bold font on the big windows of a store means one thing only – new underwear.

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Multiple Ways to Wear Scarves

Multiple Ways to Wear Scarves

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Now that we have officially entered October, scarves are making a major appearance. Want to get away from the traditional styling? Valley’s here to give you the latest advice on unique scarf looks. We talked to Heidi McNeal from Dwellings, who gave us great scarf fashion tips and tricks.

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We’re Fall(ing) for Overalls

We’re Fall(ing) for Overalls

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Pumpkin spice everything, North Faces for days, and the realization that it’s only going to get colder from here – if you’re over all that is fall, take a second and reconsider that summer #TBT you were about to post, because we think we might have exactly what you’re looking for.

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Take it Back to Black for the Fall Season

Take it Back to Black for the Fall Season

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With a season change comes a wardrobe change, and a basic girl’s favorite time of year is coming around again. Riding boots, oversized sweaters and knit scarves are on the rise. But before you scour the stores for your perfect patterned cardi, let’s bring it back to the classic – black.

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Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week

Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week

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Why are February and September the best months out of the entire year? Because that’s when New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is held. This year, NYFW lasted 10 days, September 3-11. Fashion designers from all over the world come to NYC to showcase their spring and summer 2015 (SS15) collections to potential buyers, press and the general public. Although some fashion shows

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Origami Skirts: The Skort is Back

Origami Skirts: The Skort is Back

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Back in our middle school days, denim mini skirts were all the rage. Now, we look to the origami skirt, which is an updated version from the denim mini, or “the new mini skirt” if you will. From the runways to the streets, the origami skirt is a staple that is affordable for every type of budget.

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Back-To-School Style: Campus Edition

Back-To-School Style: Campus Edition

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To all my ladies (and any willing gentlemen) out there, it’s time to address the way you dress. Whether you’re rolling out of bed just in time for class or waking up at the crack of dawn to primp and prep, the outfit you choose in the morning can make or break you later on (Yes, it’s that serious).

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Ugly Chic:  The Return of the Birk

Ugly Chic: The Return of the Birk

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The most comfortable sandal in the world has finally made a stylish comeback. Birkenstocks are no longer reserved only for your granola-crunching biology professor’s wardrobe. The ‘ugly’ sandal features a cork footbed, roomy toe box and wide straps.

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Behind the Birkin Bag

Behind the Birkin Bag

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Birkin bags are the crème de la crème of handbags – the end all be all.

Created by Hermès and named after singer and actress Jane Birkin, the Birkin bag ranges in price anywhere from $7,400 to $150,000. With prices like these, it makes sense why these bags are typically seen being sported by celebs and very wealthy individuals.

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