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Five Favorite Things: Abercrombie & Fitch

Plaid Flannel Shirt$58 – $29

We’re doing things a little bit differently today! Normally, we would call this post “Five Favorite Pins,” but instead I’m changing it up because I want to write about something that’s quite important to me. All year, I have had to defend Abercrombie & Fitch to friends of mine. I would tell people that they’ve changed, their stores are no longer as fragrant as they used to be, their brand is labeled as obnoxiously across all of their tees, in some cases, you may not even see the moose! On top of that, you won’t be unhappy with their prices. On a couple of occasions this year, I’ve been in their stores and walked out a happy customer with basics that I never thought I’d be able to find there. So instead of just telling you this time around, I’m going to show you with 5 recent pieces from their website that I would purchase today (if I had the money!)

You should know though that they are having a massive sale because of Black Friday. You’re welcome!

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Our Favorite Looks of 2016

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Tank top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Skirt – Brandy Melville

It’s way more fun to share your 12 favorite outfits from the year instead of the ones that just flopped, right?! We don’t always get it right, but luckily the shame of an outfit gone wrong usually only lasts a day. #blessed that my coworkers are always there to give me that immediate feedback. On the upside, I love the outfits that I’ve selected as my favorites for the year. We love that some of these outfits are ones that we’ve worn more than once and have recycled with other items from our closet to make them more versatile. And if there’s one thing that we appreciate more this year in these outfits than the ones we ended up hating – it’s that “less really is more.” Thanks Ma.

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Let’s Get Shmandied!

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This will be the first of many posts highlighting some of our trips from this year! I couldn’t wait to celebrate Mandi’s Bachelorette Party with her this past spring in beautiful Palm Springs! It was my first time there and it did not disappoint. It was everything I could’ve wanted in a weekend – sun, pool, drinks, and girl time. The weekend had a nice blend of activities and a little bit of something for everyone, but more importantly, everyone there just wanted to make sure that Mandi had the best last weekend before she was completely off the market forever.

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Black and White and Pink

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Top – Abercrombie / Pants – Urban Outfitters / Shoes – Vince Camuto

I love these pants for their “Wow!” factor. I remember walking around the office in them a couple of years ago when someone stopped in their tracks and said to me, “Whoa. Pants.” Like, hi – yes. I’m wearing them. I guess I should preface by saying that I don’t wear pants or jeans a lot to work so whenever I do, that’s a shocker in itself. This was the first time that I had put all these pieces together and I wasn’t sure that it would work out. Now looking back at it – I think the stripes from the shirt and the pants are a bit much, but the pants and the shoes are a good match. Sometimes we can’t always get it right. :)

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We Is A 90’s Chick

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Cord Skirt – Brandy Melville / Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray Shirt – Madewell

When I first took this photo and put on this outfit, I remember thinking that this was SO 90’s. It’s not, really – it’s just cause I’m a little bit more frumpier looking and wearing a chambray shirt over an outfit that usually puts more put together. I actually liked down playing this though – or as my intern calls it “low-keying” it. I’m still trying to figure it out. Sometimes it gets pretty chilly in the office so a sweater, cover-up, or a blanket is necessary. Usually a long-sleeved shirt will do. I like this because of how casual it is; I can wear it to work, I can wear it running errands or even just a weekend out. This photo is kind of funny too because we NO longer go to this boba shop. RIP. There’s a new place in town and it’s called Teaspoon.

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Cool For The Summer

Striped Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Black Heels – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Summer in South Bay is just the best! This must be one of my favorite parts about living in the Bay Area. I just went on a shopping trip with my friend Kelly the other day and while we were both seeking things with color, I ended up taking the black and white route. I know what you’re thinking. What are you doing buying a top from Abercrombie & Fitch? I went into the store the other day because I had seen a dress on Jamie Chung from there that looked incred. After trying it on and realizing that bell sleeves were never going to work for me, I let that dream go. I did, however, still wanted to peruse since I was there anyways. This striped top with a criss-cross back was $10. What a steal! I remember when I was in middle school and was saving up my allowance to buy a $65 skirt from them. The brand, I’ve heard, has actually been making moves in a more positive direction. I’m not sure if it could ever replace the way I feel about Aritzia, but I’m willing to give them a shot.

 

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The Return of Space Girl

WHOA! Space Girl is back y’all! I know I promised to bring back this installment for winter quarter after posting my last one in December, but truth: winter quarter is difficult. With 90% of the days being gray and the fact that my photographer Veronica and I had opposite schedules, Space Girl just wasn’t possible. I am, however, excited to announce that we will be bringing it back slowly this spring quarter and incorporating it more into our weekly routines.

This shoot was shot by my dear friend Bree on a whim! Now, you’re probably scratching your heads wondering why this outfit is featured because a) it’s the most casual uniform that anyone could ever wear and b) because I don’t normally wear these things, but that’s what makes it so perfect. Believe it or not, I actually like casual wear. I grew up being a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl. I love the basics and being able to dress them up too.

There are plenty of style bloggers out there who love to wear items only once or enjoy wearing outrageous outfits around town that don’t make much sense, but that’s not really me. With this Space Girl post, I wanted to showcase to all of you a more relaxed style out of my closet. Now that we’ve got the “casual” out of the way though and the weather is picking up, you will be seeing some more of my favorite pieces featured!

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Abercrombie and Hollister Are Raising the Temperature of Black Friday

Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister are bringing their A-game to Black Friday this year. Word on the street is that the brands have enlisted thousands of shirtless men to be present at both stores when they open at midnight across the country. To be honest, this makes me a little nervous. There are some crazed shoppers out there on Black Friday and shirtless men combined with shopping and high energy levels… I don’t know. Shirtless men roaming malls is already enough to catch anyone off guard.  I’d love to see how well this tactic works on shoppers tomorrow at midnight. For some reason, I just envision that scene from Austin Powers where the fembots’ heads start exploding because they can’t get enough of the international spy.

Best of luck to all you shoppers tomorrow!

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Abercrombie & Fitch Urges The Situation to Stop Wearing Their Clothes

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You know you’ve reached a new low when Abercrombie & Fitch decides to offer you a lot of money [about six figures] to not wear their clothes because they’re afraid that you are going to give them a bad rep. And that is exactly what the retailer did when they approached Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino.

In a statement that they specifically titled a “Win Win Situation” (really stupid name,) the retailer addresses their concerns with the poor reflection on the brand when The Situation decides to wear their clothing.

“We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” the statement read.

While the statement was meant for The Situation, Abercrombie & Fitch would like to extend it to the rest of the cast members as well.

In my opinion, I think that the retailer should knock that chip off their shoulder and be a little less pretentious. How does that saying go again? There’s no such thing as bad publicity!

Now I’d like to end this post with a little throwback:

Last year, Mr. Sorrentino gave an interview to New York magazine where he said, “Abercrombie & Fitch, their most popular shirt, they told me, is ‘Fitchuation.’ I mean, where did they get that from? Obviously from myself.”

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Abercrombie’s Scent Stench

Abercrombie & Fitch is recognizable for many of their qualities. You can easily spot one of their clothing items by seeing the small moose in the corner. You can tell the difference between one of their shirts and that of another retailer by the obnoxious ABERCROMBIE & FITCH smeared across the chest. It’s obvious that the retailer is suffering a bit right now.

Believe it or not, one of the reasons why consumers are so turned off by the brand is because of the toxic mixture of their perfumes and colognes. I suppose that’s not all surprising. It’s not that I never noticed it, but I never spent that much time in the store to let it bother me. I have to wonder, does it affect or bother the employees at all? They have to spend four to eight hours in the store inhaling the scents while folding clothes to the pounding techno/electro pop beats blaring throughout the store. Ideal work environments.

Last week, student group Teens Turning Green protested  the Abercrombie and Fitch flagship store located on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue to spread awareness to the public that the retailer was releasing toxic chemicals into our environment.

To read more on what Abercrombie had to say against the protest, click here.

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In the News…

Simon and Garfunkel have canceled their North American tour because Art Garfunkel has a condition that has been affecting his voice.

Amy Poehler is the co-creater in the project Smart Girls at the Party, which is a web show featuring girls who are changing the world all on their own.

James Franco has been preparing for his solo art show to debut on June 23rd at New York’s Clock Tower Gallery. Show’s focus? Sexual confusion. [source]

Toy Story 3 may have a shot at winning the Oscar’s Best Picture award. [source]

Engaged.

Miley Cyrus performed at the MuchMusic Video Awards 2010 last night in this getup. Stop it Miley. Just stop it.

True Blood officially renewed for a fourth season.

– For the next season of American Idol, they have decided to lower the age limit from 16-28 to 15-28. Auditions begin in Nashville on July 17th.

Chris Klein has checked himself into rehab after his second alcohol related arrest last Wednesday.

Listen to Maroon 5’s newest single Misery here

Radiohead is hoping to release their new album before the end of 2010.

– So summer hasn’t hit yet in the northwest. At least we don’t have tornadoes right? Yesterday, a tornado in Billings, Montana destroyed their sports arena and event center Metrapark.

– The Glastonbury music festival is this week. I wish I was there.

Abercrombie & Fitch is bringing back their most controversial quarterly. mmm how we like a scandal… you’re trying to boost sales aren’t you A&F? [source]

Givenchy will no longer present a couture runway show, but will opt for private appointments instead. [source]

Jack White wants his fans to stop sending him stuffed animals. [source]

Bachelor contestants Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have ended their engagement. The dating show has produced 13 failed relationships.

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