In honor of Friday the 13th, we’ve picked out our favorite “Damsel” (in Distress) looks from our friends over at Chictopia.com.

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We’re super excited to partner up with awesome street style site, Chictopia.com!

Here are some of our favorite Chic looks from last week (and just in time for July 4th). Click through to see the full image. Enjoy!

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New School SPOTTED: Edgy

by Caroline on July 2, 2012

Sarah, New School University. Spotted in New York City

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School, Year, Major:

New School - Eugene Lang, Super Senior, Philosophy

Where are you on your way to?

Celebrating the completion of my MA.

Favorite store/brand?

Salvation Army

Where are you from?
Connecticut

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic: some days I feel like wearing a rainbow shirt and celebrating my inner child, others I feel like wearing a wool skirt and celebrating my inner librarian.

Why we spotted her:

Caroline’s mix of textured skirt and girly, lacy top makes the look refined and fun all at once. The neutral flats help draw attention to her long legs with the high-waisted skirt lengthening her already fabulous figure. Caroline also seems to be a master of being cute on a budget by frequenting clothing swaps and the Salvation Army for her duds, keeping her outfit low cost yet still chic. The color of the entire ensemble keeps everything relaxed–perfect for a chill spring day!

Top: Clothes Swap, Free!  Skirt: Salvation Army, $4. Shoes: DSW, $30 = $34

Caroline spotted at 13th between 5th and 6th Ave.

Photos by Peggy Nelling.

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School, Year, Major:

New SchoolEugene Lang, Sophomore, Music

Where are you headed?

On my way to Topshop with my little sister. [So fun!!]

Where are you from?

Montreal and Los Angeles

Favorite store/brand?

Wasteland and Hidden Treasures (both in LA)

How would you describe your style?

I like the 40s, colorful patterns and men’s pants from the 60s.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Check out my food blog! graceishungry.blogspot.com

Why we spotted her:

Grace’s refreshingly colorful plum-pumpkin palette + adorb polka dot stockings perfectly exude a nostalgia-inducing 40s sophistication. She also changes it up  with her impeccable layering — by matching the length of her jacket with the dress, she creates a more streamlined silhouette, elongating her look. And come on…how cute is her hair???

Dress: Vintage, $20 + Jacket: Vintage, $25 + Stockings: Urban Outfitters, $14 + Bag: APC, more than I could afford! + Shoes: Marais USA, $60 = $119

Grace spotted right outside school.
Photos by Peggy Nelling.

[...Check out a close-up of Grace and her shoess!!]

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Cross your fingers for a rainless weekend! YAY STREET FAIRSSSSS (Thanks again for the amazing sale lists from Refinery 29).

MISSION: 5 Sales + 1 Pit Stop


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Itinerary:

11:00 pm

Hester Street Fair
At corner of Hester and EssexSubway: East Broadway (F)
Sale: Assortment of great vendors!
Brands: Devotte, Gargyle, Luke’s Lobster, Treehugger, and more.
12:00 pm
Verameat Studio Event
303 E 5th Street, #A1, by 2nd Ave

Sale:
In case you missed it last week, they’re having 75% off one-of-kind and past season merch, vintage goods, apothecary faves, and more. Plus, score 20% off their current in-store styles.
1:00 pm
The Fix Pop-Up Shop
186 Orchard Street, btw Houston and Stanton


Sale: Shop loads of vintage clothing, accessories, and shoes—all under $100. Cash only.

2:30 pm
Essex Restaurant
120 Essex Street, by Rivington

Why: $18 for brunch and 3 drinks! Mmmm…
Recommended: braised short ribs with jalapeño hush puppies and barbecue sauce, $11; potato pancakes with melted goat cheese and arugala, $6; baby lamb chops with chorizo dumplings, $19; manchego macaroni & cheese with edamame, haricot vert, and citrus salad, $12. – NYMag.com

3:30 pm
Verameat Studio Event
303 E 5th Street, #A1, by 2nd Ave

Sale:
Verameat jewelry designer Vera Balyura is opening the doors of her East Village studio for a one-of-kind shopping event. Get a first look at the Verameat jewelry collection, enjoy nibbles and drinks, and be sure to get there early—the first 10 customers get a free tote bag! (event starts at 3, so you might want to cut lunch short)
4:30 pm

Duo Spring Fling Event
337 E 9th street, btw 1st and 2nd Ave

Sale: Receive a special 20% discount throughout the store, enjoy drinks, and check out their sweet selection of spring merch.
Brands: Bodkin, Lewis, Dusen Dusen, Keller, Wendy Nichol, and more.

Now print this sale itinerary (complete with maps and directions) in a PDF and go play! Get some exercise too! Total distance covered: 1.51 miles.

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School, Year, Major:

Parsons The New School for Design, Freshman, Fashion Design

Where are you headed?

Washington Square Park

Where are you from?

San Francisco

Favorite store/brand?

Zara, Uniqlo, TopMan, Proenza Schouler, GucciLanvin

How would you describe your style?

I love to look well put together, but I also love to look grungy–NOT pajamas or sweats, but more like a simple shirt with a cardigan and sneakers. But I’m also influenced by my sisters: they’re full on punks with mohawks, and bihawks and studs and patches. I don’t feel comfortable wearing those clothes; I simply take elements that I like. So as you can see, my style is everywhere, but overall I just like what I like.

Any fashion blogs you like reading?:

I love my own blog, hahaha SELF PROMOTION! It’s michaelbrambila.tumblr.com/ and I also follow Bryanboy.com and my friend Amy at amycakesdankydank.tumblr.com/.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Homegirls/boys, I sell clothes on etsy. Go check it out. Eww, I probably sound like such a dweeb. I’m not this lame in person, but it’s debatable…IDK. I just love fashion. It’s literally what I live for.

Why we spotted him:

Michael describes it best: he really knows how to smooth the edges of a tough aesthetic. The pieces of this look are fitted, balanced, and composited with borderline surgical precision, making its punk elements feel all the more mischievous. I’m loving Michael’s uncomplicated approach to high-impact dressing!

Shirt: TopMan,$25. Sweater: made it, $0. Jacket: TopMan, $100. Pants: Urban Outfitters, $50. Shoes: Converse, gift.

Michael spotted at 13th and 6th Avenue.
Photos by Peggy Nelling.

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The ACE Fashion Show is over…but don’t go home yet. TONIGHT, we have two amazing sales going on…Zac Posen for Target and Betsey Johnson!  (Thanks again to Refinery 29.)

MISSION: 2 Days, 5 Sales

Tonight’s Itinerary:


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6:00 pm

Betsey Johnson Sample Sale
145 W 44th St, 6th Floor, between Broadway and 6th Ave

Subway: Times Square  (NQRW, 123, 7, S) or Rockefeller (BDFV)
Sale: The designer’s signature frocks will be up to 80% off and accessories up to 50% off
Brands: Betsey Johnson

8:30 pm
Zac Posen for Target 24-hr Shopping Party (ends at 11 pm)
481 8th Ave, btw 34th and 35th

Subway: 34th street Penn Station (ACE)
Sale: First Dibs!
Brands: Zac Posen for Target

Saturday’s Itinerary:


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1:00 pm
Elie Tahari Sample Sale
510 5th Ave, by 43rd St

Sale: Clothing for both men and women, handbags, and a selection of accessories—all up to 80% off
Brand: Elie Tahari

2:30 pm

Rock & Republic Warehouse Sale
123 W 18th St, 4th Floor, between 6th and 7th Ave
Sale: Denim, dresses, and tops—all up to 80% off
3:30 pm
Narnia Vintage Warehouse Sale
129 Rivington St, between Essex and NorfolkSale: Vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories from the 1890s through the 1990s—starting at $20 and up

Now go play! Get some exercise too! Total distance covered: 3.38 miles.

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If you missed EXPO last week, not to fear. There’s still ACE27 Kaleidoscope happening tomorrow to satisfy your outofthisworld fashion show needs.

I know this is going to be a ridiculous show not only because, well, the show was hosted by yours truly last year, but also because it’s the longest running fashion show at NYU. And there’s something to be said for legacy.

The line-up:

J.Crew, OWL, Rent the Runway, Rock and Republic…and more

The goodies:

Broadway Nail & Spa, Chanel, Cuba, David Barton Gym, Lewis Cho, Kaplan, LeSportsac

The food:

Drink: Honest Tea, Relaxzen, Purity Organic. Monster, GT, Vio, Carpe Diem, SoBe
Eat: Yummy Canal Bakery Desserts, Vanessa’s Dumplings, and DimSum!

The acts:

CobuSophia MoonNY Masti – DJ Jonathan Koh

The cause:

Justin’s Cure, a nascent charity devoted to researching Type I Diabetes and to aid young children with the disease.

Plus, your chance to get spotted again ;)

Deets:

Friday April 16th (tomorrow)
Doors: 6:30 pm, starts at 7:00 pm
Where: Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South), Eisner & Lubin 4th Fl
Tickets…get them NOW: $7 NYU, $12 Non-NYU

See you there!


And a leetle teaser:

//J.Crew…
(models: Alice Cheng, Alice Zhang)

//Daryl K (women’s)…
(models: Alice Cheng, Alice Zhang, Eric Chang, Yee Zhijian)

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GWU SPOTTED: Pretty Chill

by Kimberly on April 11, 2010

School, Year, Major:

George Washington University, Junior, Psychology

Where are you headed?

Library.

Where are you from?

Miami

Favorite store/brand?

Intermix

How would you describe your style?

Trendy

Why we spotted her:

Cute and comfortable, slouchy and fitted: Paula’s look masters the ever-present challenge of making loungewear chic.  The lines of the coat and leggings perfectly balance Paula’s relaxed-fit top and arctic-ready boots. With pieces like this I might not even mind a slight dip in the temperature again!

Sweater: BBC, boyfriend. Shoes: Intermix, $200. Scarf: Intermix, $150. Bag: Marc Jacobs, $200.

Paula spotted at George Washington University.
Photos by Jenn Neuner.

[...Check out a close-up of Paula!!]

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