Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer is heating up, day and night!

Why not rock an edgy look and stand out in bright and fun colors. Our lookbook has some looks perfect looks for the pool to girls night out!


Our Sweeping TidesBustier Bikini Top and Sweeping Tides Bikini Briefs are perfect for a day relaxing at the beach. The bikini top has adjustable spaghetti straps to get that comfortable fit while the bikini briefs have a high waisted design which is all the rage this season. Comes in a variety of colors, which will you choose?


Not a fan of bikinis but still want to keep it flirty? This monokini is super figure flattering. The cut outs on the side will compliment your curves while still offering more coverage than a traditional bikini. 


Heading out for the night? Make sure you make it neon! This eye catching trend features heavily in our newest lookbook. You and your girls will steal the scene in neon pinks and yellow





Looking for more ways to wear brights? Take some inspiration from our Black Lace Lookbook. Pair a black jump suit or matching solid set with a couple of bright accessories.
Excited to get out and show off these looks this summer? So are we! 




Saturday, June 28, 2014

Congratulations to the winner, Jasmine Gabrielle!

Thank you to all who entered our  $75 gift card giveaway 
Congratulations to the winner,  Jasmine Gabrielle
Stay tuned to our blog for more giveaways!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Get down with your bad self! It’s the weekend!

Whether you're hitting the beach or staying home binge watching “Orange is the New Black,” we have got the perfect bad girl outfit you can flaunt. Who doesn't love a bad girl? They are eye catching, fun, and always know where the IT place is. Take it from Piper Kerman, the inspiration for the show. She is the real deal. 


We are not commending any serious law breaking behavior here we can take a few pointers. Step one: take on a ‘don’t care attitude’ by doing your own thing; like embarking on a spontaneous road trip. Bad girls aren’t afraid to go after what they want and that is what makes them so intriguing. 


To help you get in touch with your inner bad girl we chose a few pieces from own collection that break all the rules:





Like this Deep Plunge Bodysuit- Its edgy neckline and racer back is an essential piece. Orange naturally brings out the undertone of any skin color, but if that isn’t your thing it also comes in yellow, black, and white. The combination possibilities for this piece are endless.




Orange in doses works too like in this maxi dress. We love the chevron print and the studded belt that is included! The V shape print is more than pretty; it gives the illusion of fuller curves! Wear this with heels or flats!






Take this big bad bright trend on with something a little more office or school appropriate. This cute skirt is perfect for the good girl with a trendy edge. 


So what do you think? Is orange the new black?

Congratulations to this week's winner, Linda Tong!

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

7 Foods That Will Give Your Skin Its Vibrant Summer Glow




 Looking for ways to get that gorgeous summer glow naturally? Here are 7 foods that will do just that. Get out this summer and show off that beautiful looking skin
Photo credit: jirihnidek
1. Water: What an easy and most effective way to get great skin! The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75% which means we must hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  Drinking your eight daily glasses of water will flush your skin of toxins and keep you refreshed and looking radiant.


Photo credit: Three Layer Cake

2. Avocado: Full of Vitamins A, B, C, E, K and minerals such as potassium and iron, avocados assist in keeping skin soft. It helps reduce skin redness and irritation. You can slice them up and add to just about any meal!


photo credit: Chandrika Nair


3. Coconut: Coconut oil not only boosts your metabolism but it rejuvenates your skin and prevents wrinkles. It is full of Vitamin E which is the most moisturizing thing you can give your skin. While coconut is great for that natural looking glow it can also be used externally as a frizz decreasing hair mask.


Photo credit: Harsha K R


4. Almonds: A fantastic way to cleanse your skin pollutions! You can eat this nut frequently, making your skin smooth and glowing from inside. Almonds can reduce the appearance of acne, along with blackheads. These are a great snack when going about your day.



Photo credit: Lee McCoy

5. Dark Chocolate: More chocolate? We are all for it! Be sure that it is dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. It can protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration. If you’re planning on a beach vacation, consider loading up on dark chocolate in the prior weeks and months.



Photo credit: Maria Gall

6. Blueberries: These high in fiber little gems help keeps your cholesterol low which keeps your heart healthy. The help protect our skin tissues from further harm and premature aging. Start the day with berries in your yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, or smoothie. Catechins found in blueberries activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells. Don’t leave the produce aisle without berries in your shopping cart.

Photo credit: Bobbi Bowers

7. Leafy Greens: Leafy greens such as kale and spinach have a chock full of vitamins that help your skin produce fresh new cells and get rid of the old ones. Both kale and spinach are low in calories and high in fiber. Kale has zero fat and is a great detox food. Enjoy a spinach salad for lunch and decrease your risk for wrinkles.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Looking for a Role Model? Look no further.

Photo credit: Gordon Correll


 Lupita Nyong’o is an Oscar winner, face of Miu Miu and now adding Vogue cover to her repertoire. What makes her so inspiring? The 31 year old actress has done it all.  


After graduating Hampshire College with a bachelor degree in theater arts, she worked in the field of film and earned her chops doing small rolls. She later went on to get her master’s degree from Yale school of drama. If you haven’t seen her in films like “12 year slave” or “Non stop” you need to go rent them now! She’s dabbled in music, production, and our favorite subject Fashion!  Her simple yet elegant fashion sense is making her a style icon. She is a rising star and we are bound to see her gracing more covers. Lupita said in regards to her LancĂ´me campaign; "I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself."



We couldn't agree more here at UrbanOG with her words.  Anything we choose to wear should help us express who we are, how we feel and be fun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Suns Out Buns Out: Summer Necessities


It’s official. Summertime has officially landed, which means that it is time to revamp with beach & festival ready essentials! From heat protecting shades to memory saving tools, amazing looks can be achieved to fit your every need. Here are some stylish additions that you couldn’t dare to live without this season:



These trendy sunglasses add an appealing touch for any face shape while shielding away the sun’s rays.The more unexpected the frames the better.


A summertime look isn’t complete without a floral head crown. Incorporate with some crochet lace pieces for an adorable festival vibe.


Create a fun summer statement with these not so basic bralettes. They add a comfy and stylish touch for any layered pairing.

Brighten up your overall appearance with a pop of coral. This summer appropriate shade adds the right amount of warmth for a fresh and dewy look.

Polaroid Camera:

Via Polaroid.com 


Relive the memories in a flash with this instant Polaroid camera. This pocket device is a total must-have for festivals and outdoor events with family and friends.

Tell us! What is your summer must have?



Monday, June 23, 2014

It’s a Celebration: Fourth of July Treats


Next month marks the date of independence and what better excuse than to gather up the loved ones and celebrate with an unforgettable party. As guests arrive, they will expect to find some festive treats within reach. Here are some surefire delights to keep the holiday going all day and night.

courtesy of bhg.com.

Cupcakes:
Spark up your independence party with these mouth firing cupcakes and keep your guests in awe after the first bite. Click here to get the how to
courtesy of midwest living.
Patriotic Pretzels:
Dip into some bold creativity with these fun and tasty patriotic pretzels. Make them yourself

courtesy of parents.com.
Healthy Watermelon Pops:

courtesy of  the skinny confidential.
Fruit flag
Keep the little ones away from harmful junk and fill their tummies with fruitful skewers. Strawberries, bananas, and blueberries are the way to go for a savory snack. Try it out




Friday, June 20, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Alexis Pultz!

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

HOW TO: Little White Dress


You've probably heard of the little black dress but how about a little white dress? This must have is hot for summer and just as versatile as a LDB. Here are just a few ways you can wear it:
Keep it simple. This minimalist look is a non brainer. Go for classic silver jewelry and heels incorporate one trend piece like this clear clutch





 You can dare to wear a LWD any day when you pair it with a statement bead necklace, layer on bangles and pair with cute booties. Catching a chill? Add a cute denim jacket


Free your festival spirit! Head chains are an alternative to the flower crown. Pile on dainty rings for more interest. Gorgeous gladiators are the perfect fit with this outfit. Pick a smaller purse to not distract from all the small details of your jewelry. 
Make a statement by layering gold necklaces. Pair with some tough girl booties and a quilted purse. Top it off with a hat that says it all. 


Tell us which way you will wear your little white dress! 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TOP 5 TRENDING: Week of June 20th

What are the top five trends from Urbanog that you need to know about this week?





Don't be so serious!
Magazine prints, unexpected shapes and eye catching prints are all perfect for purse play

Don't stress. This distressed denim trend is here to stay. Cut offs or cut up skinnies are summer faves that are sure to stick around in fall.


Our best selling boots from last season are back in new prints! These convertible shoes are still our faves!
This playful print is a the juiciest trend this season. Watermelon or pineapple, we can't wait to take a bite! 



These petite & pretty bracelets and anklets add a delicate touch to any outfit.

Which trend is your favorite?




Friday, June 13, 2014

Wanna win $75 to spend at Urbanog?


Enter our latest contest below:


I LOVE Urbanog & Urbanog LOVES ME!

Congratulations to this week's winner, Nelida Silva!

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

Friday, June 6, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Hayley Sime!

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Congratulations to the winner, Serena Adkins!

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