January 29, 2012

Fringe Fad




The funky fringe detail on bikinis is so interesting and striking. Not only does it make your bust look bigger, but it also elongates your body, especially your torso. A fringe bikini is a great necessity for the summer as it is such a fun trend. It is an extremely creative idea as it really adds something to just a plain bikini. Fringes are very captivating and alluring, particularly on a bathing suit, where they appear as super sexy. If your wearing one of these on the beach, get ready for all eyes to be on you. Don't fight the fringe as this fad is definitely making its rounds.

Glam & Glitter








I think your nails deserve to look extra glamourous once in a while. Change it up a little and add some sparkle to those nails. Be prepared to make a lasting impression by applying some glitter nail polish and going out on the town to show them off! Let your nails do the talking...  

Try out the Sephora by OPI Glitter & Sparkle Nail Colour Set, $38 !

Patchwork





Get ready to rock a pair of these for this spring season with a cute off the shoulder top or even a basic solid colored tank. Their such a great purchase, as you can wear them with so much. Throw them on with a great pair of combat boots, a cute forehead band, and a vintage T-shirt. High-waisted jean shorts are still in and these patches are to die. Whether it's leopard, cheetah, american flag, or british flag, these patterns pretty much go with any colored top. Crop tops look great with high-waisted denim shorts/jeans. It's acceptable to show a little bit of tummy but too much is just trashy. The studs on these shorts really make them, as they add a little bit of edge to the look. The patches finish off the whole outfit, as they are so eye-catching and fashionable. Grab a fab pair of these at Singer22 for $62 or even do it the old school way and cut an old top up and stitch the patches on the jean shorts - retro!

Chanel Circles








A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous - Coco Chanel

Fashion fades, only style remains the same - Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different - Coco Chanel

Rah Rah






One of the hottest trends right now is the varsity jacket. Pair your boxy jacket with feminine pieces to creative a girly yet sporty, fun look. I love this trend because its so preppy and it is the perfect grab-and-go piece to own. It looks super chic and very school girl-esque paired with an elegant skirt. Rock the jock look as it will really take you on trip down memory lane all the way back to your high school years. You can dress down this look by wearing it with black stockings and jean shorts or you can even dress it up with a pleated skirt and a pair of heels. Be sure to look around on Forever 21 and Nasty Gal for a wallet-friendly varsity jacket!

January 28, 2012

SATC Prequel?





Whose not a fan of the up and coming prequel series to SATC, "The Carrie Diaries"? There is no Sex And The City without the irreplaceable Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. "The Carrie Diaries" is supposed to hit TV screens on The CW starting in the Fall of 2012. I am definitely not a fan of this, as the phenomenal show and both films showed the lives of these four girls transform into women. The series was all about moving forward and maturing through out different experiences. This prequel series idea would ruin the fan's imagination of what their lives were like before they all met. The series will follow Carrie Bradshaw's coming of age as a teenager in the 1980s. I personally think that Sex And The City should be left as it is. To keep adding on will kill its originality and destroy a phenomenon. Through out the original series and both movies, the women grow and evolve so much as individuals. To go back in time does not make sense to me. The masterpiece that Michael Patrick King created should be left alone just as it ended and just the way we wanted. He even claims himself that this is not a direction that he would like to see the long-running HBO franchise move in.

Big Apple





“New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something” - Lindsey Kelk

“Once you have lived in New York and made it your home, no place else is good enough” - John Steinbeck

“Every true New Yorker believes with all his heart that when a New Yorker is tired of New York, he is tired of life” - Robert Moses 

"New York is the only real city-city" - Truman Capote

 "As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world" - Pearl S. Buck

Words of Wisdom


“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 
-Bob Marley

Style Crush







Talk about someone who owns the casual chic look, Rachel Bilson, my favorite actress and fashion inspiration on and off of the red carpet, has such great style, that isn't too daring or too bold, but it's simple and trendy. She loves to layer and she loves accessories. By adding a cute clutch or an awesome pair of pumps, she pulls every outfit and every fad off. She is a big fan of mixing and matching different pieces together from different outfits as this creates her own personal, unique style. She never looks too dolled up as her outfits during the day all look like they were put together so effortlessly, yet she still rocks them. She's all about vintage and bohemian style. I love how she pairs vintage pieces with contemporary pieces to modernize her looks so her outfits do not look dated. One thing that I admire most about her is that she takes risks with fashion. She has fun with it and she's never afraid to mix different prints together and mix different pieces together from different decades. She 100% masters the elegant and casual chic look. When she gets dressed up for the red carpet, she always looks stunning and every dress she wears is completely different from the other, as she loves to try out different looks. She always shines as she puts her own feminine little touch to all of her outfits. She is the definition of a sassy, classy fashion diva.

Pucker Up


   


    

      


         

       

       

      
     "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl 
     who wishes for the world." - Marilyn Monroe

Time to bring out your inner diva by revealing your flirty lips with this season's hottest shades of reds, pinks, purples, and oranges. If you want your lips to look smooch-ready, check out these vibrant colors that will have you looking like a goddess. The trend for this season is bold lips, so put some color on them and get ready to grab some men's attention. My favorite is Kim Kardashian's Hot Wired NARS Lip Lacquer and the fabulous NARS Schlap Lipstick. Hot pink shades just add so much femininity to your look and light, pale pinks are so girly-girl, indicating that you are very happy in your life and you want your lips to look close to their natural color. Purple lipstick is so edgy, fun, and funky. To try purple lipstick means you are really trying to stand out and make a statement. Nothing screams sexy more than a gorgeous dark red lipstick. Although it is not your typical spring/summer color, it can be worn all year long as it is a classic. Red lipstick indicates energy, power, and passion. Orange lipstick is such a brilliant summer color for lips, as it gives off a vividly wild side as orange lips can brighten up any look. With these fiery orange lips, your summer in the sun is about to get a little more interesting. You can really read into who a person is by looking at the color of their lipstick, as it can tell their mood and express their inner character. Finding the right color lip shade for you is difficult though because finding that key color can do so much for you. It can really lighten up your whole face, brighten up your eyes, and totally flatter your whole facial structure and radiate your sun kissed skin to perfection.