Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Connection

Happy Valentines my stylish followers! I hope your day has been full of love and style. 

Valentines Day was always one of my favorites growing up. I just love LOVE and romance, but the anticipation killed me as I knew the sappy "in love" photos were coming and let's be honest, I am more single than I have EVER been and was not quite sure I was ready for full Instagram and Twitter feeds to remind me of my singleness. (if that is a word) 

I knew that no matter what I would dress up for the occasion and be a good sport. I chose to wear my eiffel tower skirt because on the day of love might as well represent the City of Love! I paired it with a black cap sleeve tee and a denim studded vest. I added red lipstick (I feel as if it is a necessity EVERY Valentines Day). I also wore a chunky red bracelet that my friend brought home from Africa for me. I was feeling very festive as I attended my 7:30 class this morning. The posts about everyones romance began to explode and I was feeling pretty low. 

As I endured the first half to the day prior to a three day weekend, I found myself counting every single minute far too closely. I finished my first block of classes and came home to a special surprise… MY DADDY SENT ME FLOWERS. My favorite flowers have been and always will be red roses and I had them waiting for me. Valentines Day might not as be as great when you are single, but having a stellar Dad does help in the endurance of the singleness. No matter if your single, in a relationship, engaged, or married.. love is love and there is always love to be found! 

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day. Let me know how your days went and I hope that all year can be full of love, chocolates, and roses.

Stay adorable my beauties!

Till Next Time!
-The Retro Girl 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fashion Week Styles

As some of my favorite blogs are posting live updates from MBFW, I cannot help but wonder what I would be wearing if I happened to find myself in New York during this magical week. Of course someday VERY soon, I will be making my appearances at the Lincoln Center but for now, I will create pretend styles on what I WOULD wear if I was attending these wonderful shows. 

Here are the top three looks that the Retro Girl would be sporting if she found herself in the Big Apple this week. Comment and let me know which ones are your favorites! 

Fashion week look #1

$1,140 -

$210 -

$74 -

$36 -

Fashion Week Look #2
$62 -

MB Fashion Week #3

$54 -

Let me know which you would wear to fashion week. Create your own sets and share them with me at (maybe I will even feature your look!)

I hope you are all enjoying fashion week. I have been taking loads of notes for my upcoming trends forecast post. Keep your eyes out for what the Retro Girl thinks Fall has in store for us! 

Have a fashionable week!

Till Next Time
-The Retro Girl 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mild Midis

Happy Fashion Week my fashionistas! This week I have been avoiding homework like the plague and have been glued to my laptop watching the live stream of fashion week in my not so fashionable dorm room. This week always makes me so homesick for the city. I just cannot wait to call it home someday soon. On the contrary to my homesickness, I am feeling so inspired and I cannot wait for my upcoming post about my Fall 2014 trend report! ITS THE MOST FASHIONABLE TIME OF THE YEAR!

Lately, I have been so into the midi skirt look. They are so old school and I love it! A few weeks ago, I happened to find myself on Urban's website, and found this beauty for only $9! I was SOO excited (it is the little things that mean the most to broke college students) so I immediately bought this and the Bella ring featured in my last blog post. I mean they were practically paying me to shop right?! I can never resist a sale. 

I felt like the back of this dress was the perfect mix up. The little peek-a-boo sloped back added such a romantic, while edgy touch. In spite of my doubts, the horizontal stripes were not overwhelming and I adored the way that I looked in this new treasure. This dress is one that you can dress up or play down. My look was so simple and chic. I put little effort into the accessories and it still looked so put together. 

This style diary consists of:
Urban Outfitters Striped Midi
Asos tribal earrings
Michael Kors Watch
H&M Cateye Sunnies
MAC Date Night Lipstick 
H&M Tribal Headband
American Eagle Silver Sandals 

This outfit made me feel so Retro and I loved it. Wearing this to class makes the endless lectures manageable. Seeing that Hawaii is five hours behind New York, the majority of the shows started around 4 AM and I had the hardest time enduring my morning classes knowing that I was missing my favorite designers shows. NewYork Fashion week is by far the best bi-annual week of the year! And the best part is, after NY Fashion Week, the fashion weeks begin all over the world. Its more of a fashion month(s) and I LOVE IT. 

This watch carries a special place in my heart during this time of year. Two years ago I was in the city and happened to purchase this watch right after meeting Michael Kors. It was such a wonderful experience and I adore remembering it. I cannot wait till it is my turn to have my show during this fabulous week. I cannot wait to inspire others and be the OFFICIAL trend setter. I hope that some college girl is sitting in her dorm room waiting for MY show to come on just as I was doing for Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, Erin Fetherson, Tome, and Tadashi Shoji. (Plus, the millions more of my favorite designers) I just cannot wait to design. 

So Fashionistas, take no shame in the lounging this week/month, be updated on the trends and BE INSPIRED. Set your trends, own your style, and by the fabulous fashionista I know that you are!

Till Next Time! 
-The Retro Girl 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Liebster Award

Well congrats to the Retro Renegade for being nominated for its first ever award! A huge shout out to Lauren Elise (check out her blog at who so graciously nominated The Retro Renegade for the Liebster Award. For those of you who do not know, the Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who show that they have potential in the blogging world. The award allows you to become connected with other bloggers around the world and post links to some of your favorite up and coming bloggers!

Here are the rules!
  1. Make a post about the Liebster Award and thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Tell 11 interesting things about yourself
  3. Answer the 11 questions of the blogger who nominated you
  4. Write 11 new questions for your nominees 

11 Facts About Me 
  1.  I have a dream of being a couture gown designer and someday living in a Pent House overlooking 5th avenue
  2. My idol is Oscar De La Renta
  3. I have a phobia of public restrooms 
  4. My comfort food is gelato. It reminds me of my time in Italy and always perks me up
  5. The ocean is my meditation. That is where I go to think, sketch, and figure out my life
  6. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that brings me the most joy in life. 
  7. I have a goal to travel the entire world
  8. I dream of being Blair Waldorf (actually I pretend I am Blair Waldorf)
  9. I have two Chinese sisters who are my entire world
  10. I always dreamed of going to the first Chanel in Paris and when I finally got the opportunity, I started bawling on Charles de Gaulle Avenue like a little girl
  11. I live my life by my emotions and how I feel about something. I do not do something unless it "feels" right. (Yes, I am that person) My emotions are my greatest gift as well as my greatest weakness

Lauren's Questions:

If you could live anywhere, where would you choose? 
I know that I will live in New York City someday soon but besides that, I would LOVE to live in Italy. It is on my bucket list. 

What is your favorite article of clothing? 
My Betsey Johnson Peacoat. Seeing that I live in Hawaii, I happened to leave it at home in Oregon but I cannot wait to wear it someday soon! 

What is the best movie you've ever seen? 
I will forever and always be addicted to Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

What is your favorite TV show? 
Gossip Girl with Pretty Little Liars coming in second. 

What inspires you?` 
Trials. I feel like some of my greatest work comes from me overcoming a trial. I have a way of turning the bad into good and learning from all that life throws at me. I also find inspiration through music. I always listen to Sunshine Indie Pop as I am sketching, it brings life to my work. 

A quote to live by. 
"If your dreams do not scare you, they aren't big enough."

What is your favorite type of music? 
Indie and Reggae.

Favorite social media?
 Instagram. I have an addiction. @sheyannelyn

Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging because I was the only person where I grew up that was interested in fashion. By having a blog, I could show my talent, vent about fashionista problems, and connect with others who have the same passions as I do. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people are close-minded and unaware of others feelings. 

Coffee or Tea?
Herbal Tea, yes please! 

My Nominees:

Jackie -

My Questions 

1. What is your signature look?
2. Who is your fashion icon?
3. If you could live in any fashion capital, which city would it be?
4. What is the quote you live by?
5. Why are you interested in fashion?
6. What is your biggest fear?
7. What is the make up product you SWEAR by?
8. What is your favorite trend?
9. Why did you start blogging?
10. If you could become a member of any television series, which one would you pick and why? 

Till Next Time!
-The Retro Girl 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Retro Girl Starts a JamBash!

Hello precious followers! I apologize for the lack of updates lately. This semester has been challenging and quite time consuming, but I am back and come bearing great news. I am hosting an online Jamberry Nails Party on Facebook! If any of you are asking, "What is Jamberry Nails?" prepare yourself because I am about to seriously enlighten you. 


I knew nothing of this product a few months ago until my sister started being a sales rep for them. She sent me some samples and I instantly loved them. The product is a nail wrap that takes the place of patiently painting each and every nail. All you do is take it out of the package, heat, apply, and file. No drying time! I got a full set of white nails with navy stripes and red anchors. This was totally not something I would pick out on my own, but I LOVED them. It takes me forever to put on nail polish and it always chips off but Jam Nail wraps do not have this problem. You can wear fingernail wraps for two weeks and toe wraps for SIX weeks without chips. 

When you are ready to SHOP follow these steps:

1. head over to this web address: pick out the wraps you can't live without and add em' to your cart (don't forget - if you buy three, you get one free!)
3. at checkout - make sure to pick "Sheyanne Lyn's Online JamBASH"
4. sit back, relax, and wait for them to arrive. you can fill this time by thinking about all the compliments you are about to be showered with.

The party ends on February 18th so hurry and order today. I promise you will not be disappointed. And let's be real, would The Retro Girl ever recommend something if it wasn't completely fabulous?? NO WAY! If you are wanting samples, send an email to and I will hook you up! Take my advice and order today! 

Till next time!
-The Retro Girl