Friday, May 30, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Corinne Jhaveri!

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this week's winner,  Corinne JhaveriTo enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer in style at Urbanog WANELO WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who entered our first ever WANELO contest!
We enjoyed looking at all those creative summer collections! Who won the $100 prize? Find out here:
All entrants will receive a $5 gift card so make sure to check your inbox!
Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Brandi Robinson!

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this week's winner,  Brandi RobinsonTo enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

TREND FACE OFF: floral vs tribal

Trend face off!

Which print is your style winner this season?
Vote for your favorite and tell us in the comments what you think! 



Friday, May 16, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Brenell Ashton!

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this week's winner,  Brenell Ashton! To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

How tos you can totally do.. Nailed it!

Looking for super easy, wow worthy manicures you can do yourself? Look no further! We have 5 different manicures your going to want to try!
Wild Leopard French:

Fresh Spring Floral:

Paint splatter: 

Water textured:

and 3 more manicures you can't miss!

Bonus! How to strengthen your nails:

Tell us what you think! What nail tutorials do you want to see us do?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How to Dress Vegan

Dressing vegan.  Ever been curious about it?  Whether you're actually vegan, or just looking for affordable alternatives to buying the real thing, dressing vegan, i.e. cruelty-free, doesn't have to be a chore.  And best of all, it doesn't have to mean you look like a cheap, pleathery, pieced together dresser.  

So what exactly should you be looking for when shopping vegan?  Look for any and all materials that obviously are not from animal byproducts like denim, linen, rayon, spandex, and anything with the word faux next to it like faux leather, or faux fur.  Cotton is also a safe bet that spans a massive variety of options these days.

Now that you know what to look for, know what to avoid.  This list includes items like wool, fur, silk, suede, alligator, crocodile, fleece, cashmere and the like.  Generally, when items are made with these animal materials, they proudly say so on the tag, so take a glance if you're not sure.  The price is usually also much higher for non-vegan items than it is for its faux counterparts.

And fear not my friends!  Wearing vegan doesn't have to be a laborious process, nor do you have to look fashionably under par!  There are so many designers, stores, and collections now that feature quality made faux animal pieces, that you're pretty much covered from head to toe with vegan options, as you please.  So say hello to your new faux leather skirts, joggers, and shoes!  They just might be your new besties... well, at least one or two if you're not ready for the entire plunge!

What do you think?  Will you try shopping vegan?

Posted by:  Spankie

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

the TOP FIVE under $25: May Flowers

It's May and what better way to celebrate then in frocks full of fresh blooms! Here are our top 25 picks for floral dresses UNDER $25:

At only $15 this dress has quickly become one of our favorites for spring/summer 2014. We love the business in the front, party in the back attitude this dress has with its breathtaking basket weave back! Perfect for day or night.
This dress has a lot going for it! It's bodycon, mixes prints like a professional and is only $16! This optic floral print is a unexpected take on the trend which is why we love it. Your sure to have stand out style in this under $25 pick.
Okay, we get it, your looking for something a bit more casual? Look no further! This cute vintage inspired sundress is perfect for the summer days ahead.

Maxis more your style?Then this one right here! This super sweet, perfect for summer dress is another fantastic floral for under $25.

Dreaming of the tropics? Dream away with this tropical floral print tank dress. Even if you aren't anywhere near the sand, this dress will leave you feeling free from any summertime sadness! 

So are you ready to go for this garden party trend? Tell us in the comments what you think!

Monday, May 12, 2014

How to pack the best beach bag!

How to pack the best beach bag! 
Summer is ALMOST here and you are determined to spend as much time on the sand as possible! Here is our guide to packing the perfect beach fun bag.
1) The Bag Itself- First thing first, you want to make sure you have the right kind of bag. Keep it from getting messy by using a bag that's easy to clean. Canvas or vinyl and jelly bags are all options that will be easy to clean if sand creeps in. Tote styled bags are a no brainier since they aren't restricting and allow you to stuff as much stuff as possible!
2) The suit!-  Obviously you want to make sure you remember that bathing suit! If you are wearing your bathing suit under your clothes to the beach, make sure you pack an extra pair of undies. Make sure you also include something like a bag to keep your wet suit in after you swim!
3) Sun Protection- You may be determined to cook yourself to the perfect shade of tan this summer but did you know one in five Americans will develop skin cancer? Prolonged sun exposure increases your chances of developing skin cancer and while its fun to play in the sun, why not protect yourself from unnecessary rays?
What better way then with some of this season musts have trends! Pair an oversized sun hat with an extra chic pair of sunnies for a way glam sun safe look! Don't forget to grab a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. If you are going to be at the beach longer than 2 hours your sunblock will also need a spf above 30 and if you get in the water make sure its waterproof. Oh... and don't forget to reapply!
4) Snacks- Okay so your gonna be on the sand for awhile so packing a couple things to snack on is a must. Before you grab a sugary soda or crash causing energy drink grab a bottle of water. Your going to be out in direct sunlight and the best way to keep your energy up is with good old water. Skip the candy and pack fruit, string cheese and mixed nuts for protein filled smart snacks that will keep you going.
5) YOU TELL US!  What did we miss? What are your beach bag essentials? Tell us in the comments! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers day everyone! Today we salute mothers in every shape and form. Here's to the people in our lives who took us from diapers to drivers licenses

Here are some of our fave style icon moms:

photo credit:Hollywood Branded

On tour, recording albums and overall being flawless, Bey still somehow manages to put motherhood first. She's brought motherhood to the forefront of her public persona and shown that while "having it all" is still a hot topic among women, the most important is "having what you want" and not letting anyone define what that role looks or acts like. 

Aunt Viv
We won't get into whether Aunt Vivian 1 or Aunt Vivian 2 was better... cause.. that in itself is a completely different post. Let's just salute the lady that took in a young Will Smith while wearing the best of 90s fashion. She was a great mom to her own children as well as her nephew. Aunt Viv  really knew how to rock motherhood a power pant suit 

photo credit: Mark J Sebastian

Jessica AlbaSince having her first daughter Honor, Jessica has focused her activism on improving the quality of life of children. She has actively advocated against toxins in children's products and foods and has donated and work with numerous children's charities...all while remaining a style icon.
Marge SimpsonThat blue hair, green dress and string of pearls combo is  iconic. The voice of reason in Simpson household, she's one of the many iconic tv moms that reminds of us of our own. 

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Angelina JolieIt's basically impossible to have a celebrity Mom post without mentioning this lady.. Mom to six children, Jolie is an outspoken advocate for children all over the world. Another mom who does it all while balancing great style.What famous mom's do you look up to? What do you admire about the mother figures in your life?

Friday, May 9, 2014

Summer in style at Urbanog

How to Enter: 

1) Follow Urbanog on Wanelo
2) Create a collection with the title: “Summer in style at Urbanog
3) Add at least 8 items from to your collection and tag each item with #UOGSTYLE. 
4)Email the url of your collection to by May 26

Wanelo user will be selected to win a $100 gift card to Winner will be announced on May 27.
In return for entering our contest, all users will receive a $5 off coupon code valid on all items from . Limit one coupon code per email address. Codes will be sent 5/27 and no later then 5/28 

Congratulations to this week's winner, Brandi Taylor!

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this week's winner,  Brandi TaylorTo enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


1.) Crochet: Going for boho this season? Why not pick a suit that compliments your free trend. Crochet suits stand out against the sea of spandex and are sexy way to show some peek a boo skin.
Pictured: Neat Knit Monokini (our best seller!)

2.)Tribal Prints: Still want a unique boho vibe for your suit? Tribal inspired prints are a sure fire way to hit the beach in style this season. Or mix it up with fringey details
Pictured: Hazy Shore Bikini and Oceanside Tribal Monokini

3.)Florals: Go all natural.. with floral prints this season. We love these cute delicate prints that add an extra dose of sweet to any suit. Tropical or vintage inspired, florals are great way to stand out in swim this season
Pictured: Under the Palms Bikini and Joyful Bloom Bikini

4.)Retro: TBT hits the beach! High waisted cuts gives any suit a retro vibe (and will compliment that waist line) Add extra retro inspired details like bows, and polka dots for the full look. 
Pictured: Pinup Pool Side Bikini and Charmful Escapade Bikini

5.)Ombre: That dark on top, light on the bottom trend, it's not just for hair! Look at these gorg prints on these bikinis! Just another look you are sure to see poolside. 
Pictured: Desert Oasis Bikini and Aquaology Monokini

Tell us! What look is your favorite? Are you going to be wearing high waist bikini bottoms or sticking to strings? Will you dare to bare in a monokini? Leave a comment telling us your thoughts!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Rechelle Dawson!

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this week's winner,  Rechelle Dawson
To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Congratulations to the winner, Courtney Mulcahy

Thank you to all who entered our UrbanOG Pinterest February Challenge. Congratulations to the winner, 
 Courtney Mulcahy ! Follow our Facebook page to learn what our next giveaway will be.

Congratulations to this month’s winner, Lou Simpson!

Thank you to all who entered our monthly Top Fans Giveaway. 
Congratulations to this month’s winner, Lou Simpson! To enter our monthly Top Fans Giveaway, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and stay tuned for our next giveaway.