I don’t know about you guys, but I am super excited about upcoming holiday celebrations this month. I love dressing up in chic winter party outfits and celebrating the holiday spirit with good friends and a glass (or two!) of champagne. I must have been having too much fun dreaming up outfits to wear to holiday parties because I put together three different looks to share with you. So whether your style is sassy, sweet or classy, one of the adorable outfits below is sure to ring your bell…
A long sleeve red dress with neutral sparkly accessories will have you looking like the belle of the ball. Here’s where to shop:
Hi beauties! Mixing prints has become a pretty huge trend lately and I haven’t tried it yet, but I love what I’m seeing and just might have to test it out! After doing some research and perusing images of my style icons, I think I’ve figured out a few tricks for perfecting this print-packed look…
Floral on Floral. It may seem strange, but pairing two distinctly different floral patterns actually works really well because it gives an overall sense of unity.
Big and Small.Mixing big and small printsis a really great way to make sure your prints don’t appear to be clashing. The bolder, large print will offset the smaller print and make it seem nearly neutral!
Neutrals and Brights. A lot of the prints I’ve seen are very bright and that won’t work for everyone. A great idea for those of you who aren’t big on bold colors is to pair one loudly printed piece with a neutral-hued pattern. The lookbecomes a little softer and a tad sophisticated, if I do say so myself!
When in doubt, choose leopard. As show stopping as leopard printis, it can be worn with just about ANY other print: floral, polka dots, stripes and even tie-dye.
Monochromatic Mix. Pairing different prints in the same shadeeliminates the possibility of clashing or being too over-the-top. I think it’s a great trick for those of us who are a little on the fence!
So lovelies, what do you think…Will you try mixing prints? Do you have any tips or tricks?
Leave your thoughts and comments below and I’ll check them out!
Hi beauties! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving As many of you know, today is Black Friday, and there are some crazy sales happening in stores everywhere today. Some of you might be out of town, and some of you might be spending the day relaxing with your family (like me!) but I’m curious to see how many of you are braving the Black Friday sales today. Tell me what you’re up to today by commenting below and letting me know!
Have you ever shopped on Black Friday? What’s your favorite day-after-Thanksgiving tradition?
Hi beauties! When fall rolls around, I like how the colors of clothing and makeup tend to dim down a bit. I think this color change feels so fitting with the transitioning of the seasons and it makes sense to pull out your burgundy scarves, browns sweaters and olive corduroys when things start to get chillier. I always have fun updating my go-to makeup products so that they look a little more “autumn.” This season I’m loving the look of a berry lip, dark creamy eyeshadow, and maroon nails. So, to get you feeling beautiful and glam for fall, I’ve decided to share three of my favorite fall beauty picks. Take a peek below…
One beauty trend I’m loving for fall is a pretty light berry lip color. This darker lip was all over the fall runways last spring, particularly in shows like Rochas and Gucci. I love YSL’s line of Volupté Sheer Candy lipsticks, and the color called “Mouthwatering Berry” is the perfect mix of deep plum and pretty pink, and it’s more of a stain so it doesn’t go on too heavily. This color totally achieves the berry lip that’s in this fall.
My next beauty pick is Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in “Midnight Brown.” It’s such a versatile product that I’m going to be using in fall. It’s a very pretty, chocolately color and it kind of gives the same effect of a smokey eye but much, much softer. The Burberry eyeshadows are just very good quality, and they have that silky, creamy texture that I love.
My last pick is OPI’s “Got the Blues for Red” polish and I’ve already been wearing it on my nails! I love really classic colors for manicures, so this autumn red had my name all over it.
I love all three of these fall beauty picks and I think I’m just going to use them until they’re completely gone this season! I can’t wait to start creating a more vampy-yet-classic beauty look.
What do you think of my fall beauty picks? Do you like the look of a deep berry lip?
I saw this photo of Maria Menunos the other day, and I really wanted to see what you guys thought about how she mixed two totally different pieces to create a really pretty look. This picture was taken a while ago, but when I saw it, it really got me thinking about my own outfit inspiration and how it’s fun to chance things up every once in a while. I never would have thought to mix a leather jacket with a flowy maxi dress, but it kind of works for her here…don’t you think? I also like her cream clutch, her simple jewelry, and her natural end-of-summer hair and beauty look. She looks pretty glam! Overall, I think the leather jacket maxi dress combo looks really cool on Maria Menunos, but I want to hear what you guys think…
Would you try this “pretty with an edge” look yourself? Do you think it works?
Snap and upload a pic of your own “pretty with an edge” outfit so I can see how you style this look yourself. You just might see your photo in an upcoming post
Hey beauties! How are you all doing? I have a really amazing review for you guys on Twist & Pout lip moisturizers. So, I am going to jump right into it. Twist & Pout lip balms are totally natural. They have SPF 20 protection which is great, you should always be aware of protecting your lips when your around the sun. They have a neutral pink shimmer which gives a touch of color, works with any skin tone. They can be attached to all types of handbags, gym bags, pants, backpacks…etc for moisturized lips throughout your day. They work just like any other key chains. They have a light and delicious citrus flavor to them with a really sweet smell. They come in many designs,patterns and rims (you can also switch the rims around with other charms…as you like!).
Here are a few of my favorite charms:
Which pretty charm is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Hi guys! I think that you should always dress yourself in clothes that flatter your specific body type, regardless of what trends are popular in the moment. This is something I really truly believe because I think sometimes people get so carried away with being fashionable that they forget what actually looks good on them. I’ve been thinking about the idea of “dressing right for your body type” for a while now, so I put together a little guide of dresses that flatter 5 different body shapes! Check them out and tell me what you think…
Pear shaped bodies. For girls who have thinner upper-bodies but might be curvier around their butt and thighs, I think a dress that emphasizes arms and shoulders is most flattering. The dress above is perfect because it is fitted on top and then poufs out a little at the bottom, which will accentuate your thin torso and hide your curvier areas.
Apple shaped bodies. Girls with apple body types tend to have skinny arms and legs and a fuller middle area. I would choose a dress that falls loosely around your middle so that it shows off your thin limbs! I think this orange dress is such a fun color and it’s great for transitioning from summer to fall.
Boyish bodies. A boyish body type just means a body with very minimal curves. Boyish bodies tend to be thin up and down, so it’s important to create the illusion of curves with a dress that has a little peplum or creates the illusion of curves. I think this magenta dress will help girls with a boyish body type appear to have ladylike hips and a bigger chest…plus it’s the perfect dress for a date night!
Busty Figures. Girls who are blessed with a little extra curvature on top should wear a dress that balances out their chest and doesn’t hug too tight. A dress that cinches at the waist and is flowy on top will do the trick. This turquoise and orange dress is also great because the diagonal stripes will carry your eye across instead of just focusing the attention to your chest.
Petite frames. I love maxi dresses for petite girls because I think the long skirt creates an illusion of length and height. As long as your maxi isn’t so long that it’s dragging on the ground (this can easily be fixed by getting it hemmed!), this style dress will lengthen and flatter a petite frame.
Those are my picks! I did a lot of research before putting these together so I’d love to hear your feedback! Here’s where to shop for these dresses for your body type:
Hey guys! Don’t you hate when your hair feels dry and damaged at the end of summer from hanging out in the pool and lying in the sun? Well, I decided to do a little research and what I found was a little shocking! Even though your hair can’t get sunburnt, the sun can actually damage it in lots of other ways. Even salt water is a contributor! I found a few products that help prevent any future damage and you can use them before, during, or after a day of fun in the sun!
Pre-Pool and Sun: As much as you love soaking up the sun, so does your hair! Your hair is very absorbent, so it can either absorb harmful UV rays, or a moisturizing protectant spray…take your pick! My advice is if you’re heading to the beach or going for a swim in a chlorine pool, protect your beautiful locks with Ojon Shine & Protect Shampoo and Korres Almond Protein Leave-On Conditioner.
During Sun Exposure: The Instant Mineral SPF by Peter Thomas Roth is a lightweight sunscreen that’s actually intended for your skin, but it works for protecting your hair too. This little tube not only contains a good dose of SPF, but it also doubles as a grease fighter for unwashed hair. As if that isn’t enough, it comes in a convenient little tube, so it barely takes up any room in your beach tote!
Post-Pool and Sun: It’s super important to shampoo and condition your hair ASAP after a day of swimming. Ouidad’s Clarifying Shampoo is great because it washes away all of the salt water and chlorine your hair usually holds onto, which makes it dry and unmanageable. After this gentle, deep clean, rub in Aveda’s After-Sun Hair Masque for intense hydration. I would even let my hair dry naturally to prevent even more damage. But, if you can’t get to a shower right away, a great compromise is Rene Furterer’s Moisturizing Spray. Just spray it onto your damp hair and throw it under a cute summer hat for extra protection.
What are some other great remedies you use to protect your hair from summer damage? Share your tips and tricks below and help all of us protect our beautiful locks!
Hi beauties! Dressing for sorority rush can be stressful if you don’t have some essential tips, I’m here to help you get started with an outfit that will work for any day of recruitment. Here are some tips that I kept in mind when I went through rush:
Always go for a more conservative look. You don’t ever want to show too much skin or dress inappropriately. Leave the party outfits for going out after you get your bid!
Wear clothes that flatter your figure. There are a lot of crazy trends going around right now, but make sure to stick to the styles that make your body look its best. Once you find some flattering pieces, play around with color and accessories to give your look some originality!
Be yourself. Speaking of originality, I remember when I rushed girls, the ones who let their personal style shine through stood out to me! This doesn’t mean you should wear your favorite concert t-shirt and lime green flip-flops (LOL). Just add a unique piece or jewelry or belt to your outfit so it reflects your personality.
Do you have any dressing up tips for sorority rush? Upload your OOTD during rush week and paste the link in the comments below…you might see it in an upcoming post.
Hey Beauties! How are you all doing?? I have a little review for you guys on Cellairis phone cases! They were kind enough to send me two cases to try and review for free! Their cases are so pretty and attractive, especially the “Twilight Glitz” collection by Elle & Blair is decked out with signature crystals so you can be sure to stand out wherever you go! Their cases fit iPhone, Blackberry, HTC and more! Check out Elle & Blair’s collection right HERE. They are amazing! I am so excited to share this with you girls. Being able to change my case so it can match my outfit is so much fun! According to Blair, it makes sense to have a fashionable cell phone case since we use our cell phones all the time. She’s right – we’ve got cute bags and wallets, so why not accessorize our most-used accessory? You can change it every day and you will love the fact that you have tons of different colors and styles to pick from!
Here are the cases I received:
Apple iPhone 4/4S Case – Gorgeous French Kiss
Apple iPhone 4/4S case – Zebra Rose
Cellairis has so many style sand designs using a range of materials and textures – from leather and lace to refined crystals. I love matching my outfit with the case I am holding. Recently, I’ve been trying to match my case to my nail polish. If you are like me, your phone is in your hands 24/7 and it looks so much better if your nail polish matches your phone case, doesn’t it? It’s always so much fun to plan my outfits. I would plan my outfit and then pick a phone case to match. But, I have two cases so far so, I do the opposite and I pick the case first and then an outfit. Just like when adding a necklace or a belt, I love how just by adding a case my outfit changes and my look feels complete. I love how unique and beautiful all the cases are and a day doesn’t go by when they aren’t noticed!