Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Style the Little Black Dress

Every girl needs a little black dress in her clothing arsenal. It can be worn to any occasion, dressed up or down and always looks effortlessly chic. Finding the perfect little black dress can be a daunting task and styling it can be tricky. My advice is to choose a dress in a timeless silhouette. You'll have it for a very long time, so you want it to have staying power in the ever evolving fashion world. Skater and pencil dresses are a classic choice. Use fun accessories to make your LBD trendy and add your own personal flair. You'll be amazed at all the different personalities a dress can have just by switching up the finishing touches. 

Pictured above are just some of the many ways you can style a little black dress. The possibilities are endless. Have fun styling this wardrobe staple and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. That edgy leather jacket or fun pair of heels may be just what your look needed. 


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Safari

Shirt: Tj Maxx | Shorts: PacSun | Belt: Nordstrom BP | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Alex and Ani | Sunnies: Ray-Ban |

Wearing this outfit kind of makes me feel like I am on a safari. It must be the combination of the mom jean shorts, leopard tank, and Ray-Bans. These shorts are one of my favorite clothing items of the summer. They go with everything and are a wardrobe staple. They're perfect for a summer safari.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

June Favorites

Ray-Ban "Clubmaster" sunnies | MAC "Snob" lipstick | MAC "Morning Glory" Lustreglass | MAC "Hip 'N Happy" lip pencil | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Lovesick" | Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara | Topshop "Pillow Talk" lipstick | Benefit "Porefessional" | The Fault in our Stars by John Green |
After missing 3 months of favorites, I figured it was about time for me to do another post of what I have been loving lately. This month's favorites consists of a lot of lip products, a couple of miscellaneous cosmetics, along with my new favorite accessory and my new favorite book. For lip products, I have been obsessed with all things pink and summery. As a MAC lipstick addict, I am always up for adding a new gem to my collection. This past month, I purchased "Snob", a pinky lilac shade that I absolutely adore. I love wearing it under MAC "Morning Glory" Lustreglass and lining my lips with MAC's "Hip 'N Happy" lip pencil. I'ts the perfect pairing. I also bought my first Topshop lipstick in the shade "Pillow Talk", the perfect pink color. It gives me a  "your lips but better" look that is great during the daytime. A drugstore score for me this past month was a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade "Lovesick".  I cannot say enough good things about this product. The bright fuchsia color stays put on my lips and feels moisturizing and amazing. I also love its refreshing minty scent. If you're looking for the perfect summer lip color that is lightweight, long lasting, and affordable, check this one out.
From top to bottom: MAC "Snob" lipstick, "Morning Glory" Lustreglass and "Hip 'N Happy" lip pencil | Topshop "Pillow Talk" lipstick | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Lovesick |
I  had two miscellaneous beauty favorites in June. The first favorite is Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara. I use this to keep my brows in place when I use my Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil. It lasts all day long and keeps the color locked in and my brow game strong! Who doesn't want fierce eyebrows? My final beauty favorite is Benefit "Porefessional". I use this with my Bobbi Brown foundation and Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream and it works wonders. It keeps my skin looking smooth and my makeup feeling natural. Because of "Porefessional", I rediscovered my Smashbox BB Cream. I didn't like how it looked without a primer, but when I used "Porefessional", it gave my skin a natural, shine-free finish. The "Porefessional" and my BB cream are the beauty dream team.
 My Ray-Ban "Clubmaster" sunnies have been my go-to accessory. They are one of my favorite purchases ever. I love the gold trim around the lenses and the tortoise detail on the rims. The tortoise print goes with everything and, unlike black sunglasses, doesn't look too harsh against my pale skin. I know I will wear these not only in the summer, but year round. Sunglasses are my new staple.
My final June favorite is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book was simply amazing. I loved the story, the characters, and the message. This was the first book I've read by John Green and I cherished every word. His writing style is unlike any other and full of so much meaning and wisdom. The Fault in Our Stars was a joy to read, even though it brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to see the movie and, based on the reviews I've read, it looks like a winner.

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Fashion: UK Meets the USA

T-shirt: Forever 21 | Shorts: PacSun | Sneakers: Converse | Belt: Nordstrom BP | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Alex and Ani |
Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you've all had a wonderful holiday, and if you aren't from the US, I hope you've had a lovely Friday. Festive fashion is one of my favorite things. I love dressing up for the holidays as it always gets me in the spirit. Although my t-shirt is quite British inspired, it still has an Americana feel. UK meets the USA with this tee.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Playsuit Perfection

Playsuit: Tj Maxx | Denim jacket: Hollister | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Bracelets: Alex and Ani | Sunnies: Ray-Ban |
This has to be one of my favorite outfits I've ever worn. I love how all of the pieces work together to create a cool summer look. I bought this playsuit the other day at Tj Maxx and I am obsessed. It is comfy, cute and the fabric is perfect for summer. The lace detail on the hem and the fact that it has pockets make it irresistible.