There are days when I don’t want to do my hair, my makeup, or put on heels. Today’s “snag” is about learning how to make it work.
My hair dries naturally in a maniacal, wavy, disaster. I put a little mousse in it and let it be. When I let it air dry, I tend to wear solid, bold colors. I subconsciously avoid wearing prints because sometimes, it’s overwhelming; Too much going on.
Mustard skinny jeans from Express, Cobalt blue blouse with spike detailing from Tobi.
I love this top from Tobi. It was a birthday present that has moved to my “favorites” list. (Thanks, Linds!) The color is gorgeous and it has these edgy little spike details on the shoulders and elbows to give it a little extra.
Subtle spike details
For my shoes, I threw on some leopard zip-up sandals so I wasn’t too plain. I went with natural makeup: Blush and mascara so I didn’t look like I totally rolled out of bed, and then I was ready for the day.
You don’t have to get dolled up every time you leave the house, but you can always look like you know what you’re doing.
Curious how people get those perfect little polka dots on their nails?
I found the solution and as usual, it’s really easy.
First, pick two colors: your base color and the color you want to dot them with. I picked Essie’s “good as gold” and OPI’s “Black Onyx.”
Paint the base color on first and let it sit for a few minutes.
Take your other color and drip a little bit onto a paper plate or sheet of paper.
You don’t need much, just a little puddle.
Grab a bobby pin and dab one of the tips into the polish.
Dab it onto your nails. In this case, I only did my ring fingers.
Let them dry and then cover them with a clear top coat. Use a Q-tip to get all the excess paint off of your hands and you’re ready to go!
I love this look because it’s super cute and versatile. Plus, you can do it with any colors you wish. Good luck!
Until next time,
Even though I have to be at work on game day, I still support my Alma Mater by rocking my two favorite colors; GARNET AND GOLD.
GO NOLES!! Beat Clemson!
(Garnet Dress: H&M)
(Necklace: Lulus.com) Thanks, Linds!
(Watch: Betsey Johnson. Bangles: Forever 21)
(Wedges: Madden Girl)
Chop it like it’s hot!
Until someone invites me to Fashion Week, I have to settle for seeing everything after it has all hit the runway. I’ve been drooling over the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Gallery online (mbfashionweek.com), and so many collections are loaded with glitzy, flowy, and feminine greatness with gorgeous colors and silhouettes. I’m dying for Spring to get here and Fall has yet to arrive. I’ll cut to the chase. Here are my favorites:
As you can see, it was nothing short of amazing.
(All images used were found on mbfashionweek.com)
Normally I wouldn’t rag on people who have terrible styling habits, but… okay I’m lying. I totally would. This one, however, is just an awful misuse of clothing, and it’s origin might make your typical “tough guy” think twice before rocking this “look.”
From CBS News
Working in a retail store, I see this trend pretty frequently. I cringe every time I see it and I’m often tempted to express how preposterous I think it is, but I like having a job so I keep my mouth shut.
From ABC News
”Housing” or “low-riding” your jeans has been around for quite a while, but it didn’t originate as a fashion trend, which most people are unaware of. It made its first appearance in American prisons, where belts were taken from inmates to prevent suicide.
As you probably know (unless you currently live under a rock), many inmates resort to homosexual activity or rape in the absence of women.
Here’s the good part:
Inmates who were willing to participate in sexual activity would “house” their pants, exposing the top of their underwear as an invitation to other prisoners. Eventually the trend spread out of prisons and onto the streets, where guys thought it was “hard” and/or “fashionable.” As it turns out, it’s neither.
I wonder what Lil’ Wayne would think…
As the origin entertains me, the look is still atrocious. So, boys, here’s some advice:
Buy a belt. No one cares about your man panties.
Choose your trends wisely.
Until next time,
Spring has finally sprung! And to celebrate, I’m writing in green.
It’s understood that when a new season hits, so do all the new trends, styles, and COLORS. And since we all know that Spring has the best variety of color, where better to put them than on a great seasonal staple?
Colored. Shorts. Are. SO. In.
So which stores are getting it right?
Nasty gal wins “Most Creative” on this. They’ve taken your typical pair of shorts and either switched up the silhouette, added pleats, or hiked them up to hot shorts. Bravo, NG. Bravo.
If we mixed these two, I think I’d have a powerhouse. If the Express shorts weren’t $60 (60 dollars?!) and G had a bigger color variety in one style – like lilac, teal, or yellow – then I think I could choose my favorite. So, tie.
My overall choice?
Forever 21 rarely disappoints when it comes to variety, and for $13.50, I could wipe out all their entire stock without burning a hole in my new shorts’ pockets.
So go snag a pair! You can stay cool, while looking HOT.
As the temperature drops, we have to customize our wardrobes to fit the weather. Don’t be that girl in the tiny sleeveless dress, shaking to death because she didn’t want to ruin her look with a coat. There are tons of ways to look hot when it’s beyond cold outside. I found a lot of great looks on pinterest, plus I added a poll so you can tell me what your favorite winter looks are.
So, tell me what you love to wear when the weather isn’t so warm
Write you soon,
In a world of ever-changing textures, seasons of color palettes, and patterns of all things real and whimsical, there is something that keeps coming back. It never fades so far that we forget it exists, and when it comes back, it touches everything in sight. Whether it be from a jungle, the safari, or a body of water, animal prints are something that will always inspire the fashion-mind.
As a lover of things animal-related, I discovered all the essential pieces of a wardrobe, all unitedly representing the cute and probably-not-so-cuddly creatures we love to incorporate into our clothes. I’ve also listed where I found all of it. I don’t need to tell you why you should own at least 1 of these pieces, they speak for themselves.
If your budget isn’t so forgiving to your dire fashion needs, I’ve provided you with alternatives that won’t burn holes in your pockets, even if you buy everything, which I also condone.
Bold prints exude confidence, style, and the perfect dose of sass. If you’ve recently purchased or found a print that you love, I’d love to see or hear or about it. Keep your head (and your heels!) high.
Write you soon,
Ladies and Gentleman,
It’s my pleasure to announce that this Fall, something very exciting is happening for the male gender. Fitted leather jackets, boots, and dark denim are going to hit hard. That’s not the exciting part. The reason I’m so pumped for all of this to happen is because these things don’t contain rhinestones, studs, or anything of the sparkly sort. Fall is bringing back “the guy’s guy” and it’s about time! I’m thinking James Dean…or Brad Pitt in the motorcycle scene on Benjamin Button. Pardon me while I melt.
Nothing is more entertaining to me than to see guys acting tough while brandishing a sparkly skull on their chests, or a rhinestone tiger face on their back pockets. Pull that V-neck down a little lower and I can see your belly button. And I get it, Ed Hardy and Affliction told you that if it costs $100 or more, it’s trendy and awesome. It’s not, and you just spent a hundred bucks on something your little sister could have bedazzled for you.
Not true, boys.
Luckily, the frilly phase is over and guys can go back to fixing cars instead of their hair. PacSun, Guess, and Urban Outfitters are already distributing men’s attire that can’t be mistaken for women’s, so retailers are on the right track. If you want some good visuals, check out GQ’s Fall Trend Report. Remember guys, change is a good thing. Embrace it.
Write you soon,
Well, minus the funky music and shiny ball. This Fall is all about FLARE. That’s right, the 70′s are making a comeback with a love for the wide-leg. Whether your preference is a low-rise or a high waist, denim or black, the bell-bottom pant that originated in the navy (cool fact of the day) has been made with many options. Add a cute tank top and don’t forget your heels! Shop around online to see who has them in stock, and go try them on. Personally, I’m partial to the Guess? Brand, so I’ll start you off there. Guess by Marciano has a great selection for a more sophisticated version. If you’re looking for denim, check out G By Guess to ease your way into the fit. You can still love your skinny jeans, but give your legs some breathing room every now and then. So grab a girlfriend and your stilettos and get on the flare train!
Write you soon,