Fashion Collabos….

The fall season is gonna be oh so stylish with the help of these two fashion collaborations debuting this fall/winter.

 

First one is Olivia Palermo with with Italian designer Aquazzura. Of course this collabo is pricy but its sooooo worth it. I love investing in a good shoe.

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Photo Credits: Harper’s Bazaar UK

The collection contains a neutral palette with a pop of color from a pretty snakeskin. My favorite pair is the thigh high boots and the jeweled sandal.

Prices range from $600- $1200

 

Now on to a equally stylish but more affordable collection… Target has teamed up with Altuzarra to bring a stylish fall collection for the fans of their high end designer collaborations. Prices start at $24.99, so if you cannot indulge with Olivia’s collection, you can get your dose of Italian luxury with this one

 

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Photo Credits: Huffington Post

I’m loving the rich colors and the thigh slits. Focus on a cinched waist is also prominent.

 

What are your favorite pieces from either collection?

When you be making a purchase?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyonce is Normal…

Beyonce has two distinct styles. Haute Couture for the stage and every day designers when she is not working.

Recently on fashionbombdaily.com, they did a what is she wearing post and stated that she was wearing a top by D.ra clothing.

 

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The top is currently on sale for $32 on shopbop.com. So I decided to take a look at more of  the linene and do a showcase on my blog. The designer has an interesting story.

Diana Ra is of Korean descent, but grew up in Brazil. The clothing has a hippie-boho vibe

You can find the line at shopbop.com or at draclothing.com. Here are my favorite picks

 

 

 

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Sauciness….

Countdown until I leave and move to London. So as homage to my impending move, I will do a dope website alert about UK-based clothing retailer House of CB London.

Saucy…hence the title of this post, is what I think of when I look at their clothes. It’s very sexy with a Miami South Beach vibe.

It’s a little pricy, but if you love sexy and daring looks, then this is the website for you.

www.houseofcb.com 

Here are my favorite picks from the website

 

 

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Fall Trend: Lace

Are  you guys ready for fall? To help you prepare for the best fashion season coming up, I will discuss the trends that will be everywhere.

The first trend is lace.

Romantic, Girly, Dainty, Sexy, Racy… Lace can be all these things depending on how you rock it.

Here are some stylish pieces that incorporate lace.

*all items can be found on www.revolveclothing.com*

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Helpful Hints:

* Wear lace in dark colors so that it looks appropriate for the fall season: black, brown, hunter green, navy blue, dark grey, winter white, and egg plant

*Anchor lace pieces with a solid clothing such as a blazer, pencil skirt or tailored slacks

*Minimal jewelry is required. Let the lace clothing be the centerpiece of your outfit.

Stay tuned for more Fall trends.

Stay Gorgeous

 

Personal Style: Big Hair

I have to try harder to post more pics of my personal style, but it’s hard because I do not have my instagram account linked to my blog ( I will figure it out eventually lol).

Two weeks ago I have tried braids.

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But you know how they get fuzzy, well that bothered me so I started to take them out. As I was taking them out I’ve realized that if I can have super big hair if I do not take them all the way out and I decided to channel my inner Diana Ross/ Chaka Khan.

Here are three looks with my big hair. I think I look fierce. LOL

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I have a mix of luxury and retail brands for each outfit (even some thrift store finds as well)

First Outfit

Red Shirt: Thrift Store Find from NYC

Tank Top: NY&CO

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Second Outfit

Scarf: Thrift Store

Crop top: Urban Outfitters

Pants: Forever 21

Shoes: GX by Gwen Stefani (I blogged about them yesterday)

Clutch: YSL

Third Outfit

Top: Liberty Love (Nordstrom)

Jeans: BCBG

Shoes: Tom Ford

Clutch: YSL Make-up Bag

Once my hair changes my outfit inspirations will as well. :-)

**Excuse the iphone pics, I will start to use my camera more**

Damn You Kim K!!!

I remember when Shoe Dazzle first premiered, I was turned off because the shoes looked cheesy. I was so disappointed because Kim Kardashian was one of the founders and I thought being able to order shoes picked out by stylists for a flat rate would be cool. Fast forward a couple of years and Shoe Dazzle has stepped up their game. They have brought on Rachel Zoe (one of my favorite style gurus) as a collaborator and has partnered with the stylish Gwen Stefani to design a lower priced line of shoes, Jessica Simpson, Diba and etc… to bring a better variety of shoes to shop.

 

Now I am a customer. I’ve ordered these shoes by GX by Gwen Stefani and I love them…

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Which are now on sale for $14. I paid $20…

Here are Rachel Zoe’s picks for the month of August, which of course I love because Rachel knows best.

The price ranges from $30-$40 which is a steal for great heels

 

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Oh and these sandals are a dead give away for Charlotte Olympia’s film sandals

Shoe Dazzle 

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Charlotte Olympia 

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Gotta Love it!

Obsessing Over This….

I am a nail snob. I like my manicures to be perfect and quite honestly I like polishing my own nails. Its just that waiting for them to dry can be a b***h.

Well Julep has heard my prayers and has created this

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Julep Ta-Da Quick Dry Drops

The beauty editor on Byrdie.com stated that it fully dried her nails in 3 minutes. I can’t wait to order it

Price: $14

Where to Buy: www.julep.com

 

C.R.E.A.M

And no I’m not talking about the same thing as the Wu-Tang clan…

CREAM as in skin cream. As we get older its important to moisturize (even if you have super oily skin). For the past two weeks I have been using two creams, one for morning and one for night time to keep my skin looking A1.  So this is not quite a product review but more like a progress report. LOL

 

Olay Fresh Effect Dew Over Moisturizing Gel

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This moisturizer is a light weight gel concoction that goes on light but moisturizes my face like a dream. I love it because it’s light and does not feel heavy under my foundation. It’s oil free and it contains white tea and honey suckle.

*Description pulled from the website*

Give your skin a splash of 24-hour hydration. This lightweight moisturizing gel is oil-free and won’t clog pores. Formulated with a powder, it absorbs quickly and makes skin look less oily. And it’s infused with the essence of honeysuckle and white tea, leaving you feeling invigorated and energized.

Ingredients

Water/Eau, glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane,Niacinamide*, propylene glycol, dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract^, Panthenol**, Tocopheryl Acetate***, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycereth-25 Pca Isostearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, allantoin, Fragrance/Parfum,Methylparaben, titanium dioxide, Laureth-7, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Disodium Edta, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Silica, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Green 5, Yellow 5. *Vitamin/Vitamine B3, **Pro-Vitamin/Provitamine B5, ***Vitamin/Vitamine E, ^White Tea/Thé Blanc

With beauty products, the ones that are listed at the top of the description, generally are higher in concentration. FYI. Overall I give it, two thumbs up

 

Garnier Fructis Nutritioniste Skin Renew Radiance Moisture Cream

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This cream I apply at night. Its heavier with is great because your skin is prone to absorb products better at night. I use this cream to help me with skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

** Description From the Website**

Radiance Moisture Cream. It boosts your skin’s surface-cell renewal and provides intense hydration for radiant and smooth skin with reduced fine lines.

The ingredients were not listed on the website and I don’t have the jar on hand

Overall I’m pretty happy with this cream. My skin appears to look brighter when I wake up in the morning. I would like to try other night time creams to see if its more effective.

Both creams are under $20 and can be found at any drugstore.