5 Things…

 

This week I have been lost in a sea of September Issues, so as I come up for air, I find it hard to pick only “5 Things” this week! Putting everything I have digested in the past week aside, these are the first 5 things that came to mind. A Satchel, Tears, Lazer-Cut, Color-Blocked, Pockets: the things dreams are made of. Take a look at my 5 favorite things this week!
5 Things... Aug 27, 2014

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1. {KATE SPADE SATURDAY The A Satchel}
It’s called The A Satchel. A! My initial… obviously it’s calling out to me. And this is my color!

2. {CAIPORA JEWELLERY Wave Rubber Necklace}
Laser cut everything! — Is what I always say! It is my favorite detail!

3. {BLACK FIVE Asymmetric Facial-print Zipped Pullover Tank}
I love this tank, down to the cross-hatch details of the eyebrow!

4. {10 Crosby Derek Lam Pilar Suede Colorblock Pump}
This color-blocked pump is perfection! The jewel-tones paired with the toe and heel shape create a fantastic statement shoe. 

5. {ORLA KIELY Crepe Coating Coat}
I feel as if this coat is out of a fabulous English per
iod piece, I would love to parade around town spouting off lines of Jane Austen’s in my poor excuse for a British Accent.

What’s on your list this week?

10 on Trend: Unique Prints

We have most definitely moved on past polkadots and stripes. We now live in a world full of vibrant, colorful and exciting prints. Thanks to the technology of CGI, there is literally nothing left untouched from our imaginations in this trend. The art of print can create lines and shapes, just as the construction of the piece itself. There are so many designers that have been taking prints to another level, such as Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and of course Emilio Pucci
10 on trend- Unique Prints

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{PETER PILOTTO RH Printed Cloqué Peplum Top}
{CARVEN Paris Print Wedge}
{TOPSHOP Fruit Woven Boxer Shorts by JADED LONDON}
{CARVEN Multicolored Photographic Print Silk Shirt Dress}
{OSCAR DE LA RENTA Slim Print Pencil Dress}
{REED KRAKOFF Floral Print Sweatshirt} {MSGM Floral-Print Duchesse Satin Skirt}
{MARY KATRANTZOU Carmakal printed satin-twill dress}
{MARY KATRANTZOU Calculom symbol-print satin mini skirt}
{MARY KATRANTZOU Poppycon Lace Mini-Skirt}

2014 MTV Music Video Awards: Best Red Carpet

A fifteen minute Beyoncé medley is hard to beat, however these ladies gave Ms. Carter a run on the red carpet! Check out the best looks from the MTV Music Video Awards.

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September Covers!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! September issues will shortly be literally filling the stands with their girth. And I cannot wait to see each covers, as well as campaigns, articles and editorials! I literally cannot wait. That is why I am here to tide us all over with the September Issue’s covers:

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The Altuzarra for Target Lookbook is Here!

Collaborations are a fantastic way that brands keep themselves fresh, as well as making designs accessible to a brand new market. This collection is especially exciting as the luxury designer Joseph Altuzarra was the recipient of the CFDA Award for best womenswear designer earlier this year.

Known for feminine, modern, yet extremely sexy designs, this cultivated voice has translated beautifully into a perfect collection for Target. The price point for the pieces of this collaboration are between $ 18-90, which is extremely affordable for the beauty that each piece entails. 

Staying true to his seductive aesthetic this collection is a perfect collection of 9-to-5 meets boudoir! Featured in this collection is everything from slinky silks to velvet pantsuits, with a dash of snake print, mixed with strong trench coats. 

Decidedly inspired by a 70s vibe, there are many pieces that work perfectly as an entire outfit, and also ones that will integrate beautifully into your wardrobe. 

Take a look through the gallery below, and make notes of your favourite pieces. This collection is most likely to fly off the shelves in store and online on September 14th, so get your shopping game plans together now!

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What to Pack For A Roadtrip

So it feels like the moment August 1st comes around, everyone is panicking that summer is over! Well fret not, there a still a good handful of roadtrip-able weekends left for us to enjoy! I don’t know about you, but I love the thrill and joy of life on the road! I have driven across the continent countless times, a few times by myself! I love meeting new people, reading maps, trying new food, and seeing bizarre roadside attractions. I have seen the biggest ketchup bottle, largest ball of twine, biggest buffalo, and many more.

So let’s just say I am a road trip expert. So I have compiled a list of road trip must haves!

What to Pack for a Summer Roadtrip Vertical

  1. Cross-Body Bag
    Keeping things small and being able to go hands free is essential for the road!
    Check out this KATE SPADE NEW YORK ‘Charles Street Fabric – Cayli’ crossbody bag

  2. Printed Shorts
    A great pair of printed shorts are a great way to add a dynamic look to your travel outfit. Opt for a lightweight fabric that will keep you cool, but still look fresh.
    Get these LOTTIE Monochrome Highwaisted Crepe Shorts

  3. Journal
    Whether it be a travel journal or your everyday journal, it is always great to have somewhere to jot your thoughts from the day! Whether it be the best burger you have ever had, or the fantastic people with interesting stories that you met that day, recording these memories will be priceless… especially when you are jonesing for the world’s best burger.
    Try this Version:KATE SPADE NEW YORK ‘Escape the Ordinary’ Journal

  4. Boyfriend Jeans
    Keeping it relaxed in style is my road trip motto. These boyfriend jeans accomplish just that!
    Check out these RAG & BONE Boyfriend Jeans

  5. Statement Sunglasses
    A definite must-have road trip staple are sunglasses! I say, set yourself apart from all the others on the road! Go bold! Go fabulous!
    Like these Version: Karen Walker Super Worship round-frame acetate sunglasses

  6. Comfy Slides
    I don’t know about you, but kicking off your shoes and letting them hang out the window is common road trip practice for me. The ability to slide in and out of your shoes is vital, but on the other hand the comfort is so important for the excursions on pitstops along the way.
    Try these BIRKENSTOCK Stripe-Print Arizona Sandals

  7. Mini Razor
    Because how cute is this?!?
    Get Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Women’s Razor

  8. Graphic Tee
    T-shirts are road classics, but why not spice it up with a graphic? Oui?
    Check out this J.Crew Tout va bien linen tee

  9. Dry Shampoo
    Keep your hair looking fresh each day!
    Try Batiste Dry Shampoo

  10. Sun Hat
    I hope that one of your excursions involve a beach or sun of some sort. Keep the sun off your head in style. Also doubles as a bad-hair-day-cover-upper!
    Get this TORY BURCH Classic Grosgrain Fedora

  11. Cute Sneakers
    As said before, comfort is key for road trip foot wear. These cute sneakers work with so many looks, so they will be versatile and well worth the space!
    Try these KEDS Champion Gingham Lace

  12. Mini Makeup
    A collection of sample sized cosmetics are perfect for saving room, yet still getting to look your glamourous self!
    Check out SEPHORA FAVORITES Summerstash

  13. Statement Necklace
    Adding a statement necklace to any outfit adds mega amounts of glam! This paired with shorts and a tee is such a great look!
    Get this ModCloth Understated Elegance Necklace

  14. Mini Travel Eyelash Curler
    If you don’t know by now, I am OBSESSED with all things miniature! If it comes in tiny, it comes with me! This striped one is even more adorable!
    Get this SEPHORA COLLECTION Early Riser Mini Travel Eyelash Curler

  15. Mini Hairbrush
    More mini! Also I can never fit my massive brush in my cosmetic bag, so this is a good fit!
    Try this SEPHORA COLLECTION Primal Blue Dual Boar Travel Brush

  16. Makeup Remover Wipes
    This is the easiest way to wipe off the road on the go!
    Check out TARTE 
    Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes

  17. Travel Sunscreen
    Sun Screen is important kids. One of the worst burns of my life was on the road with the mild April sun beaming through my car window. I burnt just one arm. Moral of the story… wear sun screen.
    Try MDSOLARSCIENCES Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 40 UVA-UVB Sunscreen

  18. Statement Earrings
    Just like I said before, statement jewelry is a great way to add some style to basics. Make sure not to over do the look by wearing both statement earrings and necklace.
    Get these Bauble Bar DECO POOL DROPS

 

 

5 Things… {Skirt Edition}

Girl on a Budget

It is possible to look stylish without having to break the bank! The first step is knowing how to pick the right pieces to create a look that is inexpensive, yet doesn’t look cheap. Check out this week’s picks from the best sales, deals and discount shopping!

Girl on a Budget Tip #2:

Fit is Everything

Whether you buy the most expensive designer piece, or a piece on sale at a inexpensive store, the fit of your clothes will make your look. Here are sine helpful alternations that are not too expensive:

  • Shortening pant hems. They should stop just shy of touching the floor. This would require different hem lengths for each heel height.
  • Lower the hem. If the hem is too short, it can make a great skirt or pair of pants look cheap.
  • Narrowing a bodice. There should not be excess fabric under the arms, or at the bust.
  • Taking in excess at waist. You should be able to slide only two fingers inside the band. Also any tops or jackets that have excess at waist should be taken in.
  • Taking up long shirt cuffs. Full-length sleeves should hit your wristbones.

Alterations to skip which will cost too much to defeat all the money you saved on the garment:

  • Ill fitting crotch.
  • Shoulders that are too big
  • Alterations which effect zippers or pleats

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{VIOLET RAY Convertible Faux Leather Satchel Bag, Coral}
{H&M Circular Skirt in Mint}
{CHICNOVA Cutout Metal Fram Multiple Color Sunglasses}
{H&M Striped Short Blouse} {VINCE CAMUTO  Pearli Heel}
{VERO MODA Ewe Top in Snow White}
{VILA Founder Swing Dress in Very Berry}
{CHICNOVA Pattern Print Long Sleeves Cotton Sweatshirt}
{FOREVER 21 Multi-Chain Cuff Bracelet}
{DEUX LUX Empress Quilted Spiked Clutch Bag, Berry}
{ModCloth Urban Feature of the Night Bootie}
{MISS SELFRIDGES Berry Check Cape}
{House Of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Button Earrings – Olive}
{JOE FRESH Stripe Fringe Shift Dress}

 


#TBT: Victoria Beckham Style Evolution

This week it was announced that Victoria Beckham was donating more than 600 pieces from her own closet, and will be selling the on TheOutnet.com to raise money for mothers2mothers. Following her trip in February to South Africa began raising awareness for this cause. Mothers2mothers is an organization that trains and employs mothers living with HIV, as well as educate them on how to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies and to improve the health of women and their families.

Beckham along with the help of her sister and mom, chose shoes, jewelry, hats, ready-to-wear pieces from award shows and her Spice Girls days. These pieces will be included in the sale August 20-25. Also 10 iconic pieces have been selected for a reverse auction, where prices are reduced every five minutes. 

So in anticipation let’s take a look through her most memorable looks, and perhaps we can guess which pieces will be included.

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5 Things…

There are only so many beach days left this season. But coming up next is fall, the perfect time for new beginnings and school supply shopping {I have been told that us ‘adults’ don’t call it that anymore…}. This week’s ’5 Things…’ is the start of the transition into fall. See what made the list this week!

5 Things... August 6th

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1. {KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings, Black Iridescent}
As you probably know by now, I am obsessed with statement jewelry. So these earrings would fit perfectly in my collection.
Get these earrings at Neiman Marcus.

2. {ROKSANDA ILLINCIC Purple & Orange Knit Wool Clutch}
This bag reminds me of those neon nylon loops we used to weave things out of in the late 80s/ early 90s.
Get this bag from Ssense.

3. {MSGM textured frill skirt}
I love all things asymmetrical. I love leather skirts. And I also happen to love texture! This skirt is perfection!
Get this skirt at Farfetch.

4. {BURBERRY Color Block Check Blanket Poncho}
These Burberry blanket ponchos have been popping up everywhere. When I see them, all I want to do is be in a log cabin somewhere, maybe standing with an axe… {not using it though, just posing}
Get this poncho at Burberry.

5. {CIATÉ LashLights Sephora Exclusive Limited Edition}
Last week I found out that my favorite mascara Benefit’s BadGal in Plum has been discontinued. After I recovered {and stocked up} I thought I may give this purple mascara a try. However this is still only a temporary fix, as it too will not be on the shelves for long.
Get this mascara at Sephora.

 

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