Fashion// NYFW 2014 Trends

Sep 16, 2014

The insanity of NYFW has come and gone (and hopefully in the future I will be there to take it all). For now I must live vicarious through the instagram accounts, blogs, and fashion mag coverage of the creme de la  creme o the fashion world. Yes, Spring 2015 gave us copious amounts of florals and pastels, however there were some very unique trends to pop up on the runaway.


STRIPS TO MAKE BEETLE-JUICE ENVIOUS

top row: alice & olivia | middle row:  alturzarra, alexander wang | bottow row: dkny, naeem khan


CHECKERBOARD/GINGHAM/PICNIC BLANKET CHIC 

top row: alturzarra, creatures of comfort |  bottow row: oscar de la renta


THE I COULDN'T DECIDE BETWEEN PANTS OR A SKIRT LOOK

top row: dkny, peter som |  bottow row: dkny, rodarte




THE I'M TOO SEXY FOR NON SEE THROUGH CLOTHES LOOK

top row: reem acura | middle row:  badgley mischka, alturzarra | bottow row: christian siriano, naeem khan

Warby Parker Fall 2014 Collection

Sep 3, 2014


When the folks at Warby Parker reached out to me about their upcoming collection I literally squealed. Okay, that might be a little dramatic, but let's just say I was happy and verbally expressed so, much to my boyfriend's surprise. In all honestly, I have always loved Warby Parker, having recently snagged myself a pair. What is so awesome about the brand is that for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need with Buy a Pair Give a Pair. If that doesn't grab your attention, they also offer the option to try it before you buy it with their Home Try-On program.

The new collection, that launches today, does not disappoint, and has something for everyone. The folks at Warby Parker are launching nine new shapes with this collection. The frames come in drool worthy motifs such as crystal and tortoise. My favorite pair, well pairs, are the Coley Crystal and the Annette Petal Tortoise. They are the perfect blend of polished femininity and chicness.


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The collection is available today online and in stores and showrooms.  Hit the jump to see more selections from this new collection.

Cool online find // Custom Plus

Aug 20, 2014

Newish (new to me that is) online store Custom Plus offers some great pieces from sizes small to 4X. If you see something, its offered in your size. This is unlike most retailers that stock a completely desperate plus section. There is something beautiful for everyone. Check out their site for the full range of items currently offered.

These beauties from Custom Plus are going to me mine. REAL.SOON.






Beauty// DIY- Removing a Shellac Mani

Aug 18, 2014

I used to always hate getting a regular mani and about 30 minutes after I had left the nail salon, I had already chipped a nail. So I love a good shellac mani, just for the sheer lasting power alone. However, my nails grow super fast and getting a mani on a weekly basis is not in my budget. I use this shellac mani removal process to ensure that my nails remain healthy and strong. NEVER, I REPEAT, NEVER peal or pop off a shellac mani. 


tools//
Acetone
Cotton pads
foil

step 1// gather your supplies. Also grab a file to shape once done.
step 2// cut foil. Pre-cut your ten pieces for easy use.
step 3// cut cotton pads.
step 4// soak cotton & wrap nail in the foil. I do this 1 nail at a time, so that the pad is good and moist. Make sure to securely wrap each nail. Tip, do this on a clean surface, free from any material that you do not want to get acetone on. There will be some drip when you first tightly wrap the nail.
step 5// repeat. I suggest do 1 nail at a time. Its sort of hard to secure the foil on your other hand once you have covered your fingers. Now wait at least 20 minutes. Turn on Netflix, pop in your favorite movie, or watch your favorite show.
step 6// viola, clean fingers. Use a metal nail file to push away any residue. 
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