|Painting my nails with Essie's Turquoise & Caicos with Seche Clear basecoat and Seche Vite topcoat|
Match with Mint:
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This post was a request based off of the polka dot shirt first shown in this past post. Polka dots are a fun look that can be worn professionally as well. It mostly depends on what colors you wear them with. It would be a totally different look if you wore your tank top tucked into a camel colored bodycon skirt than the red one pictured above. That goes for the skinny jeans as well. The aqua colored jeans would be a different look than wearing them with black skinnies. Both options are definitely doable and sure to look fantastic. If you choose to mix and match prints, just be sure to stay in the same color family!
Check out some of my favorite polka dot inspiration below:
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“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’” -Audrey Hepburn
One of the trends I am most excited for in Spring 2012 is pastels. I've already made one post about them, but this post is more specific. It seems like different versions of these candy colored skinny jeans are popping up everywhere I look. I can't wait to buy a pair and give these DL1961 jeggings that I wear almost daily a break. It's time to brighten up my wardrobe! I still plan to pair my light neutral (white, taupe, nude, and blush tone) blouses with these pants. The multi-colored look is nice but unrealistic in my office environment for work.
Outfit inspiration via Tumblr and Pinterest:
Try out the color-blocking trend with all pastels
Show your wild side with leopard accents
Look ever-so-lovely when you wear delicate lace
Effortless chic with a white blouse
Below are a few options ranging in price, starting with $108 and ending with a pair for $22.
This look is perfect for any budget.
This look is perfect for any budget.
I just saw the new video featuring Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Tisdale singing along to "Call Me Maybe". I can't help but think J Biebs and Selena are adorable! The scene you see above in the screen shot is around 2:30 in the video. It makes my heart happy watching them goof around with each other! Oh, and umm...Justin..what you got in that cup, buddy?
Here is the official music video by Justin's fellow Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen:
Check the videos out for yourself and let me know what you think of it in the comments.
I love chiffon. It's light and airy. Pretty and delicate. There are so many ways it can be worn, whether it's dressed up for a night out or draped over a swimsuit on spring break.
I just scooped up these basics from F21. They were a great deal and I didn't want to miss my chance before they were sold out. These are the perfect option to wear when going out with friends because I don't feel guilty when I ruin it on the first wear. I'm still in my neutrals phase as you can tell, but the patterns spice it up a bit, don't you think?
Here's some inspiration I found while browing pinterest and tumblr:
tucked into a sequin skirt
contrast an oversized blouse with black jeggings
keep it classic with blacks and whites
wear with colored lace for date night
balance out "look at me" red trouser pants
work appropriate with a tweed skirt
tough and feminine when paired with leather shorts
brighten it up for spring and summer
dress down with denim cut-offs
or decorate with gold accessories
After spending a few days in New Orleans for the National Championship game, I'm already aching to go back to the city again. Luckily for me, Mardi Gras will be here soon enough on February 21st! In the spirit of the holiday, I discovered this adorable recipe for purple, yellow, and gold cupcakes from Sweet Peas Kitchen.
I've made tie-dye cupcakes with different colors before. It was very simple considering how awesome the end result looks! I'm definitely going to try to make these in the next couple days.
Will you be celebrating the holiday?
I have been wanting to try Rent the Runway for over a year. My best friend has used it multiple times, and only has good reviews. I browse the site often, marking my favorite clothing choices with hearts to save for later. I did try once but had waited until the last minute and the dress I wanted was already booked for the dates I needed. I was finally able to use RTR's services for my boyfriend's fraternity formal at the end of this month.
If you've never heard of Rent the Runway, it's a website that allows you to rent designer dresses and accessories for 90% off the retail price. It's a great option since many times girls will spend a few hundred dollars on dresses that they are never going to wear again. Instead, you will be wearing the same dresses as the celebrities, costing over $1000 and paying only $50 or $75 to do so. You rent the dress for either 4 or 8 days and return shipping is free. They even let you choose the same dress in 2 sizes to make sure the dress fits.
Of course, since you are only renting it there is one requirement: you must document your fabulosity with lots of pictures! Though I doubt that would be a hassle...
Click here to register your RTR account now!
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In light of recent events, I wanted to share the letter that Russell Brand wrote after he heard about the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011. Substance abuse doesn't only take celebrities as victims. It can happen to anyone who falls under the entrancement of drugs or alcohol. Once an addiction has developed, that person and their loved ones' lives are never the same. They are now rollercoasters of good days, and bad days, and better days; rehab, relapse; motivation and quitting. The wrath of drugs is capable of taking the most lively people, and chewing them up and spitting them back out as someone completely unrecognizable from their former self.
However, Russell Brand, a former addict himself, explains this much better than I could:
When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they've had enough, that they're ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it's too late, she's gone...
...Frustratingly it's not a call you can ever make it must be received. It is impossible to intervene...
...Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticized, at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy's incredible talent. Or Kurt's or Jimi's or Janis's, some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill. We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care. We need to look at the way our government funds rehabilitation. It is cheaper to rehabilitate an addict than to send them to prison, so criminalization doesn't even make economic sense. Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.
Find the entire tribute at TMZ.
|Shop Bop's "Tone on Tone" Look|
I recently was looking at Shop Bop and noticed they had a new trend for Spring 2012 on their website's home page. The look is "Tone-on-Tone", a slight variation to the color-blocking trend. I personally like this look better than color-blocking. Color-blocking is nice in theory, but not as easy for the every day person to pull off. Monochromatic looks typically look nice and clean no matter what materials and fabrics are being worn. There was one image in particular that stood out to me, because it was so similar to an outfit I put together on my trip to L.A. in July 2011. So I thought I would share:
Sheer top - American Apparel
Teal cut-off shorts- Forever 21
Check out a similar version of this outfit I wore in a previous post by clicking here .
That denim shirt from J. Crew is definitely one of my favorite items in my closet. The material is so comfortable. The faded button-down is surprisingly versatile and I wear it all the time. I'm afraid it won't be much longer before it simply falls apart!
How do you like this look above? Would you be willing to try it?