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Purple, Orange, & Coral Look

25 Aug

I had a decent amount of time to kill today before heading to a friend’s for her Party Lite candle party, so I decided to get somewhat creative with my make-up. And by creative I mean use bright, fun colors rather than the usual neutrals and whatnot I normally wear on a day-to-day basis. I did end up wiping off my lipstick before heading out, and opting for a plain gloss instead, as I felt the dark eyes and bright lip were a bit too much together. Not to mention I’m not really that comfortable wearing bold lipstick most places. After looking at this picture, I noticed the coral/pink shades of eyeshadow were really washed out by the camera. So this look is very Halloween-looking to me, but hey, only 2 more months until it’s appropriate! 😉

What I Used:

EYES:
*Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion in Eden (matte, light-skintone base)
*LORAC e/s in Chic (matte white)
*Urban Decay e/s in Naked (light, nude matte brown)
*MAC e/s in Fab & Flashy (sparkly, yellowish orange)
*MAC e/s in Sushi Flower (mid-tone pinkish coral)
*MAC e/s in Climate Blue (sparkly indigo)
*Make-up Forever e/s in #92 (matte royal purple)
*MAC e/s in Vibrant Grape (matte, mid-tone warm purple)
*e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
*Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in 0L (matte black)
*Maybelline One by One Mascara in Blackest Black
*NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe

FACE:
*Olay Fresh Effects Satin Finish Lotion
*Philosophy Keep the Peace Protective Color Corrector/Primer
*MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC25
*Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Medium Beige
*MAC Studio Fix Pressed Powder in NC2
*MAC Studio Fix Pressed Powder in C4
*Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Medium Beige
*Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair
*NYX Blush in Peach
*MAC Lipstick in Impassioned (bright coral-y pink)

Sexy, Feminine Leopard & Pink Style

5 May

Bring on the warm weather (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). I was inspired for this look by a similar outfit I saw on Pinterest the other day. I decided to take the idea of a leopard print blouse paired with shorts, and add some accent colors and make it a bit more summer-friendly.

Get the Look:
*H&M Blouse in Leopard Print- £12.99
*MANGO Dyed Denim Shorts in Black- $29.99
*Sole Society Pandora Open Toe Wedges in Cabaret Luggage (Pink)- $49.95
*Michael Kors Belt in Fuschia- $125
*Jamie Wolf 3 Tier Aladdin Link EarringsPrice/Availability Unkown
*Louis Vuitton Embossed Leather Courtney Pochette in Fuschia- Price/Availability Unkown

Britney Spears X-Factor Inspiration

23 Aug

I decided to give Carrie Bradshaw a break this time and focus on recreating some fashion worn by the lovely Ms. Britney Spears! Now, before you start wondering if I have my people mixed up, let me just say that I’m well aware that Britney typically isn’t one of the more fashion-forward celebrities. At least not in the sense that she’s always extremely put together in the latest trends and styles according to fashion experts. However, I absolutely adore the outfits she’s been wearing while filming the open auditions for her upcoming stint as a judge on season 2 of The X Factor! They’re cute, feminine, sexy, and I must say she has been looking fabulous! Since The X Factor premieres in a couple of weeks, and because I’ve been a huge Britney fan for several, several years, I decided to pay homage to the reigning princess of pop by biting her recent fashion choices. Some of the dresses are the actual dresses she wore, just because I couldn’t find anything quite like them that struck my fancy, and because the originals are just so amazing! Others are more so inspired by what she wore, like I usually do. Unfortunately Britney doesn’t seem to be keen on accessorizing, so the outfits are pretty much dresses and shoes with the occasional small jewelry. Don’t forget to catch the season 2 premiere of The X Factor September 12th, at 8:00pm EST. on FOX, and every Wednesday and Thursday night for the foreseeable future!

Look #1:

This outfit was worn when Britney made her official X Factor filming debut, and I think she came out with a bang! I absolutely love this dress- the color, the sheer panel, everything about it, which is why I just couldn’t allow myself to use a dress that barely mimicked it. I really couldn’t find anything that did it even a little bit of justice.


Get the Look:
*Brian Lichtenberg Coral Pink Zipper Scuba Dress$396
*New Look Black Studded Court Shoes£29.99

Look #2:

Im not entirely happy with the imitation I came up with for this outfit. I couldn’t find anything with a similar pattern or colors that was the same cut and shape as the dress that Britney wore here. I ended up going with a shape that was similar, as it’s my favorite aspect of the dress. I adore the “puffiness” of the skirt! I’ll be honest, I had no idea that the necklace I used was a small clock pendant. Usually when I’m putting outfits together on Polyvore I’ll screen cap everything, upload the images, and only when I’m ready to type everything do I look at the individual item websites to get the price and whatnot. And sometimes the images on Polyvore can be very deceiving as they’re really small a lot of the time, and I don’t always have the need to enlarge them. Most of the time if something isn’t what it seems I’ll go back and replace it with something I like better, but I’m doing 5 outfits at once right now, and feeling a little lazy, so let’s just pretend that the necklace is a simple, diamond necklace. Unless, of course, the clock fancies you. 😉

Get the Look:
*Fat Face Serena Broderie Dress$76
*Sergio Rossi Platform Pump$529
*River Island Silver Tone Clock and Key Necklace£12.00

Look #3:

This is probably my least favorite look of the five, just because I’m not too keen on the overall shape of the dress. I don’t think it’s really flattering on Britney, and on most people, to be honest. However, I am a big fan of shimmer and sparkle so that makes up for it. I also really love the metallic gold shoes! I don’t really care for the color of the dress I found, and it’s another good example of being deceived on Polyvore! The way I originally had viewed it, it appeared to be sparkly. But once I saw it up close, after all of the screen capping and uploading was completed, I saw that it’s really just white polka-dotted. Boo, that makes the color even uglier in my opinion. At least if it were glitter it would appear more gold. To me, the mustard yellow just doesn’t go with the cloak-y shape of the dress.

Get the Look:
*Attic and Barn Spotty Shift Dress$274
*Giuseppe Zanotti I26085 Open Toe Pumps in Bronze- $650

Look #4:

I love the edginess of this look. The cut-out holes are playful and sexy, especially paired with those sexy shoes, but not so over the top that it looks trashy. I really like the fit on her, too. This is the exact dress she wore, as well, which explains why every website I came across that had it is sold out!

Get the Look:
*Herve Leger Black Cut-Out Bandage Dress- No Longer Available Online
*CARLOS by Carlos Santana Tzarina in Black- $120
*Amazon Curated 10k White Gold Filigree Teardrop Diamond Earrings$200

Look #5:

I love this look. I love bandage dresses, especially on Britney, I love the vibrant red, and her hair and make-up seem to be particularly on point that day, too! She looks absolutely gorgeous and sexy, which is why I went with an extremely similar dress. In fact, I’m almost positive it is the dress she wore!

Get the Look:
*Herve Leger Katya Bandage Dress in Rio Red- $1,250
*Casadei Closed Toe Slip-Ons$298

Orange & Green Casual Fall Style

16 Aug

I’m getting really excited about fall. If you haven’t caught on yet, you will after the next several fall-related entries I post. 🙂 I can’t help it- it’s my favorite season! I decided to put together an outfit using some of this season’s “it” colors (see previous entry). I went with the orange and jade green (and grey, if you count the tank top). These two colors normally aren’t paired together, but I like what I came up with. I absolutely adore the top, too! I like the over-sized, “messy” looking shirts. And the boots… OH the boots!

Get the Look:
*ONLY Alba Tank Top in Grey- £8.00
*Dorothy Perkins Orange Ladder Slouch Jumper$17
*Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Lee Skinny Jean$225
*Ann Harvey LondonJade Crinkle Scarf£15.00
*Oscar de la Renta Bejeweled Suede BootsPrice Unknown
*Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Sia– in Parrot Green- $288
*Belle Noel Enamel Asymmetrical Diamond Shaped Ring in Orange- $35

Spotlight On Fall 2012 Color Trends

16 Aug

Can you believe fall is almost here?! School has already started up for some, and will be coming very soon for others. Although summer technically doesn’t end for a little over a month, fall trends and fashions are already circulating to give everyone a head start. Bright pastels (such as salmon pink/coral and mint green) and neons were huge this summer and it appears the bright hues are carrying over a bit into this fall! While your typical dark browns, reds, and plums will still be popular, this year’s major “it” colors are much more vibrant than the dark shades with grey undertones that have been so in demand over the last several fall seasons.

I’m absolutely loving these colors! Vivid Orange and Lime Green in the fall?! Sounds crazy, huh? It also appears greys are going to be somewhat big this year, too. I’m really digging the royal blue and the jade green. What’s your favorite Fall ’12 shade?

Light Pink & Neutral Casual Fall Style

13 Aug

I absolutely love taking a somewhat-dressy skirt and dressing it down by pairing it with a slightly oversized, comfy sweater, or even sweatshirt. Unlike most fall color favorites, I chose a pale pink to be my base color for this outfit. Just because it’s more of a fall/winter outfit doesn’t mean you have to dive into dark, gloomy colors! And how cute are these bowed mini-pumps?! I saw them and knew I just had to pair them with something. I normally don’t even consider flats for myself, being that I am only 5ft. tall, but these are just adorable!

Get the Look:
*James Perse Ribbed Tank Top in White- € 69,00
*L’Agence Long Sleeve Raglan Sweatshirt$230
*H&M Sequined Jersey Skirt in Nougat- £14.99
*Fashion & Sweet Style Bowknot Embellished Pumps in Pink- $17.30
*Dolce & Gabbana Salmon Tan Classic Zip Top Medium Handbag£899.00
*Cocoa Jewelry ‘Bracelet Avec Un Noeud Scintillant‘- 60,00 $

4th of July Style

3 Jul

Well, tomorrow is the 4th of July (a.k.a. Independence Day) holiday here in America, where we americans party hardy and play with explosives. 😉 I was browsing through Polyvore and saw several American flag-themed pieces so I decided to play around and create a 4th of July outfit! Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow americans! Oh, and for the record, the tank top appeared to be white to me, but when I went to the product website, light grey and “oatmeal” seemed to be the lightest colors available, no white. A white tank top is intended for the look, not light grey or tan, though I suppose either would still work just fine. 🙂

Get the Look:
*Hollister Arch Bay Tank Top preferably in White- $12
*BSB American Flag Print Top39,90 €
*FreePeople.com DIY American Flag Denim ShortsPrice Will Vary
*Debenhams Diamante Gladiator Sandals in Silver- £26.25
*Kate Spade Point Breeze Small Coal Handbag$165
*Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses in Blue- $150
*Chan Luu Lapis & Natural Threat 5 Wrap Bracelet$190