Monday, July 28, 2014

Back to school shopping- part 1

     We know you've all been dreading it, but it's time to face
the facts, back to school season is among us. It can be hard to find
great outfits for school without spending a ton of money. But don't
fret, we've compiled our best shopping tips to help you guys.


Check your school's dress codedoing this ensures most importantly,
that you don't get in trouble, and that you don't buy anything that
you can't wear to school.

Know what you want- Although you don't have to have a literal list,
it's good to have a basic idea of what you want. A great way to do
this is to check the store's website, not only will you be able to see
if they carry what your looking for, but you can also get a good idea
of the prices.

Plan your trip wisely- the best time to shop is on weekdays when it's
less crowded. That way the staff will be a lot more attentive because
they have less customers to deal with. Be sure to look online for
sales so you can plan accordingly.


Bring the right companion- this doesn't mean bring your best friend.
Bring somone who will honestly tell you whether something looks 9.9/10
on you or 10/10. Make sure this person is willing to fight someone to
get that last dress in your size, and who won't get tired after that
billionth store.

Always do  a lap around the store- look around and see if the store
your at is even worth spending time on. While looking if anything
catches your eye, pick it up, you might not want it later but it's
better to have extra clothes than to forget where something is.

Hit the clearance section- after you've gone around the store make
your way towards the clearance section. It can be a little hard to
find things because everything is usually just thrown on one rack or
bin, but when you do it's always for a great price. You'll probably
find items that are almost sold out for really cheap. Just be aware
that the store is trying to sell the things that they couldn't
earlier, so even if you're looking for fall clothes you might find a
lot of bikinis and cut offs, but it's still good to look.

Make sure you can wear the item- a good rule of thumb is to try and
think of at least 3 outfits you can wear with the item, your shopping
companion can help you with this. If you can't think of at least three
outfits it's probably not worth the purchase. If there's an expensive
item that you think is totally worth the splurge, it should probably
be a classic piece that you will be able to make way more than 3
outfits with.


Bring your student ID- lots of stores give discounts to students. Just
bring your student ID when your purchasing your clothes. If you're not
sure whether or not a store does this, it never hurts to ask.

Check your phone- there are lots of apps and websites that can give
you coupons and deals to show at the register. One of our favorites is

Sign up for everything- after your purchase the person working the
register will often ask you to sign up for memberships, emails, etc.
We always say yes because those emails usually have coupons or
discount codes for your next purchase. Even if it's just a catalog,
those too can have coupons and exclusive offers.
Do you have any shopping tips? Tell us in the comments!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday

     When we were younger our mom had this notion that twins always had to match, hence the similar names. So every morning our mom forced us into matching dresses and sent us off to school. As a result
we have pictures like this:

Once we were old enough to dress ourselves, we did everything in our power not to match. Unfortunately, we have similar tastes in clothing so we often find ourselves reaching for the same tops when we go
shopping. Now that we've grown, we've learned not to fight the instinct and that it's ok to dress alike sometimes.

                             Ogechi                                              Ugochi
                            Sweatshirt- Pacsun (sold out)               Sweatshirt-Pacsun- (sold out)
                            Skirt- Demasque                                  Jeans- Forever 21
                            Shoes- gifted                                       Shoes- Converse

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

catching z's

     If your'e like us, sometimes counting sheep just isn't enough to take you to dreamland. These songs all have super mellow beats that will have you dozing off in no time. There are some super popular songs on
this playlist like Adele's Turning Tables, but also some lesser known ones like Ebrahim's cover of Swim Good. Good night everyone, make sure to get lots of beauty sleep!

Heres the link to the playlist

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fall Couture 2014

     This month, designers are showing off their fall couture looks, so we rounded up the best ones from our favorite shows. 

Ulyana Sergeenko is pretty much a Russian superwoman. Not only is she an amazing designer, she's also a photographer, stylist, and former model. Her Fall 2014 couture collection was as versatile as she is. With luxurious leather and fur, some of these looks have a high fashion Cruella Deville vibe. But there are also pieces that seem to be influenced by the 1930's. Here are some of our favorite looks from
this collection:

We love how the streaks in this mohair sweater look like like water color

The fit of the bodice on this dress is exquisite, it looks perfect
against the draping of the skirt.

We've been big fans Schiaparelli  since seventh grade, when we had to do reports on fashion history, so we had high expectations for this collection. It definitely did not disappoint. We could go on for hours about the hats or the fun prints but we'll let the clothes speak for themselves:

Can pink bangs please be a thing?

Birthday hat with rhinestones. Enough said.

Ellie Saab Fall 2014 was filled with gorgeous  gowns that made us want to swoon. We especially loved the elegant details, like beading and lace, that was used in many of the dresses. This collection was so
beautiful that it was hard to choose our favorites looks, so we totally suggest that you check out the full show:
The movement in this gown is breathtaking and the fur only adds to its beauty.

Our favorite thing about this dress is how the beaded slip just peaks
out, and how luxurious the fabric of the skirt looks.

All images are from

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kiss and Tell

     Lipstick is one of our favorite ways to spice up an outfit, but who says it has to go on your lips? Today we both wore lipstick inspired outfits. Sorry we weren't able to post on Monday we've both been really busy with an event from our church.


                           Ugochi                                              Ogechi
                          Jacket- thrifted similar item here           Shirt- H&M (sold out)
                          shirt- Forever 21                                 pants- Forever 21
                          necklace- H&M(sold out)                    necklace- Forver 21 (sold out)
                          pants- Forever 21                              shoes- Thrifted
                         shoes- Thrifted

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Friday, July 11, 2014

PJ's in Public

Fact: pajamas are the comfiest article of clothing ever.
     We can all agree that a little part of us dies every morning when we have to take them off. But what if we didn't have to? Don't get us wrong, we're not saying you should go to work in your footie pajamas, but you can definitely wear your nicer pj's in public, a la TLC in this video. Here's how we at clone concept do stylish sleepwear:

If you want to rock pajama pants like ugochi is, make sure to pair them with a more structured piece, like a blazer, to keep the look polished.

                        Ogechi                                                   Ugochi
             Top- thrifted similar here                                 tank top- Forever 21
             Shorts- thrifted similar here                            Pants- similar here
                                                                                Blazer- thrifted similar here

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

about us

     It has come to our attention that the tiny box to your right entitled
about, doesn't say much about us. So we decided to give you a bit more
information. For a while we've wanted to try our hand at blogging but all
previous attempts have been complete disasters. The first time we
tried blogging we were really young and knew nothing about blogs aside
from knowing that we wanted to make one. So that quickly fell apart.
In our second blog we teamed up with our two best friends. Lack of
direction and terrible timing lead to the demise of that. We've grown
since then and we think we're ready for a blog we can commit to, as
the saying goes, third times the charm. Now that you know about our
history as bloggers, here are some facts about us.


Style description: my style Is always changing but I really like
drawing style inspiration from the 1950s and the 1990s

Theme song:  pretty girl rock by Keri Hilson

Favorite clothing item: SKIRTS! You can't go wrong with skirts,
whether they're pencil,circle, or maxi, I love them all.

Hobbies: listening to music, crocheting, learning languages, baking, reading

Can't live without: lipstick. Reds are a staple but I also like
experimenting with fun colors such as purple and orange.


Style description: My style is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gon' getBut really, my style changes so often. Some days i feel really edgy and some days I feel very posh.

Theme song: flawless by Beyoncé

Favorite clothing item: pants! When I have the right pair of pants on,
no matter the color or fit, I feel as if I can take on the day.

Hobbies: writing, reading, acting, and numbing my brain cells with television.

Can't live without: My iPad. I'm always reading my favorite blogs or
writing on it.

We post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cartoon Net worth

     Here at Clone Concept we like to save money, in fact most of our clothes are thrifted or from stores like Forever 21 and H&M. Today we combined our dedication to thrifting with our love of cartoons. Enjoy!

All items are thrifted

Earrings: Forever 21 (Sold out)

 Jeans Charlotte Russe all other items thrifted

We post Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays so look out for two more posts this week!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fourth of July

We live by an unspoken rule that dressing up for holidays is a must. The Fourth of July is no exception. Tomorrow we don our red, white, and blue in honor of Americas independence.

Shorts from Charlotte Russe (sold out)

Shirt from H&M, All other items are thrifted.

                                    Have a fabulous Fourth of July eveyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Black White and Read All Over

      What's black, white, and read all over? This blog! get it? Okay, cheesy joke aside, we're really excited to finally launch Clone Concept. We've been working on it for a while and we now present to you, our first post:

Look out for our next post on Thursday!