Pom-poms seem to be everywhere this year and are the perfect add-on quirkiness to most accessories: keychains, totes, wallets, backpacks etc.. This summer, we are seeing these playful pom-poms on Sandals, both heels and flats, and are the perfect complement to a summer’s outfit.
From sandals, to heels, to even lace ups, it is no wonder that this vacation-ready trend is one of the hottest this summer.
Aquazzura’s Pom Pom 105 Sandals are a favorite amongst Karueche and Rihanna
Model Amanda Vanderziel in playful flats from Greek shoe designer Elina Linardaki
It’s finally spring! For most of us anyways (We’re looking at you, dear readers in Canada). Spring is the time to embrace the most lady like frivolities. Skater skirts, fun vibrant patterns, killer orange lipsticks are all a part of fashions most colorful season. As everything thaws out, our spirits are lifted and what better way of showing that than by ditching the see of black and grey we stuck to for the last 5 months?
A trend we’ve seen almost on every Spring/Summer 14 runway: pretty pastels in mint green, lavender and blush pink.
Yes don’t give up on your gym routine just yet, crop tops are not going anywhere!
Ladylike and preppy florals à la Blair Waldorf.
Full Skirts More ladylike trend with this voluminous silhouette.
Sweatshirts No longer for the gym only, this trend is as chic as it’s comfortable.
Suits are not so boring when patterns and colors are involved!
Whether a varsity jacket, a baseball cap or a tennis inspired dress.
The classic white button down shirt was seen on most S/S14 runway.
Wide-Leg Whites Making a come back this season are wide-leg pants!
Most of us women have that one cosmetic bag that is stuffed with all kinds of lip glosses, eye liners and shadows, and our cosmetic drawer is full of make-up we barely use. Sometimes we just don’t know what to do with all these products, and even worse, they expire and we don’t even know it. The key is not to buy all kinds of makeup items because in the end they will just become junk in your drawer.
Here are a few make-up essentials to invest in:
#1: a BB cream or tinted moisturizer matching your skin tone. These day time coverage hydrate and even out your skin tone without giving too much coverage. For night time use and more coverage, a foundation with just a shade darker than your skin tone is ideal.
Concealer. Concealers are your BFF when it comes to dark circles. Invest in a good non creamy concealer and dab it around your eye with your ring finger.
A chump-free mascara. Mascara enhances your lashes which define your eyes even more. The problem most people seem to have with mascara is that it thickens and leaves clumps. The secret is to buy a chump-free mascara and to change it every 3 months. Curling your lashes with an eye lash curler before is recommended.
Good set of brushes. The secret to applying make-up is to have a good set of brushes. There really is no other way to put it: your make-up will look better. That being said, there is no need for 25 different types of brushes. You need one for foundation, one for powder, an angle brush for blush, 2 or 3 different brushes for eye shadows (depending on your make-up), a blending brush (for smokey eyes) and one for applying lipstick (your lipstick looks better when applied with a lip brush).
Color palette. When buying make-up, select colors that you will actually use when it comes to eye shadow, blush and lipstick. Is that bright purple eye shadow really necessary? How often am I going to wear it? It is better to stick to natural and neutral tones that compliment your skin tone.
Here’s a useful tip: Make-up does not last forever and have an expiration time believe it or not. It is recommended to throw away your mascara after 3 months, your foundation and concealer after 6 months, blush powder eye shadow and lipstick can last up to a year or two. Brushes however should be cleaned with cleaning solution twice a month.
All of us girls have dreamt about having Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection. We’ve all gone through pinterest looking for pictures of our dream SATC shoe closet. Well it seems like that dream can now become reality with Sarah Jessica Parker launching her very own shoe line.
Yes you heard it right a shoe line by the very own Carrie … I mean Sarah Jessica Parker.
For months now the fashion world has been buzzing about SJP’s shoe collection worthy of Carrie Bradshaw. Partnering with Manolo Blahnik’s CEO George Malkemus, her shoes range from $195-$485. SJP’s collection is available at Nordstrom which includes 25 made in Italy shoe style (each with a name), three handbags and a trench coat.
So we all know how sexy women find androgyny, and menswear becomes a “must” in our closets. We love boyfriend jeans, suits, bow ties etc. Unfortunately, our counter parts tend to think… well “Eww”. Here are a couple of guy clothes you can pull off all the while looking hot for your man.
1. His Tees and shirts
Oversize shirts are always stylish. They are understated and clean. Be it to stay home, or quickly throwing it on to rush out of the house.
2. His Jacket
Who doesn’t love to the phrase “Do you want my jacket?” on those cold fall nights.
3. His Hats and his watch
I personally love men’s watches. All women should wear them because they make such a statement.
4. His sunglasses
5. His perfume
OK this isn’t a clothing item, but the chemicals react differently with your skin, and the musky scents are very sexy.
You’ve guessed it! Fall’s latest and greatest accessories are big and bold… Eyebrows that is.
We’re not actually advocating you get rid of your tweezers, because we still need to keep those eyebrows groomed and neat. You can let them grow out a bit, or fill them in. One of my favorite ways to keep my eyebrows neatly shaped without taking away any fullness, is to thread them (It hurts quite a bit ladies, we know waxing is already a pain, but threading is worth it when done right)
So school is back on, and whether you’re excited about it or completely devastated that summer is over, we can all agree that with fall approaching, it’s time to change our beauty routine.
For this fresh back to school look, I primed my face with Bare Minerals “Prime Time” in order to have a smooth canvas to work on. I then used Guerlain’s “Parure de lumière” foundation under my eyes, on the sides on my nose and for spot hiding. I’m not a big fan of using heavy foundation during the day (If it’s not broken don’t fix it right?).
I then filled in my brows with Anastasia’s “Perfect Brow Pencil”, and proceeded to create a slight cat eye with l’Oréal’s “Supreme slim” liquid liner. I used Physicians Formula blush, and Benefit’s “High Beam” for a natural glow along my cheeks, nose bridge and cupid’s bow.
To finish off the look, I wore my favorite YSL’s “Vernis a lèvre” (seriously this stays on forever and looks divine).
Let us know what you think, and if we should do video tutorials for you guys in the comment section.
Yes we’re all guilty, so don’t try to hide it. It’s very true that we buy nice clothes, but after a couple of wears, they feel old and you can’t match them with anything (neon prints??? laced bustiers? WTH?)
The key, as I have found, is to have your basics down. If you have durable, timeless pieces that go with absolutely everything, you always look put together and chic. Who cares if you wore that Proenza leather jacket to death? It looks even more amazing as it ages. “Didn’t she wear that pair of jeans last week?” Uh yeah, because it gives her a “Cul d’enfer”. Listen up people, you want to always look like you know what your doing when it comes to fashion? Well, get down with your basics and build around those key pieces.