Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Head Sprung

Have you ever had a day where your hair wasn't cooperating? How you ever desperately needed a little hair accessory to save you from having a complete BAD HAIR DAY? Well these accessories can aid you when you want to add a little pizazz to your outfit or want to look glamorous (even if you have a slight case of bedhead).

There are two variations of the turban. There is one that covers your entire head, which style goddess June Ambrose has made one of her signature go-to pieces (she even started her own turban collection). Then there is the turban head band which is like the chunky cousin of a regular headband.

The scarf bow tie headband is when you take a scarf and literally make a bow with it on your head. The coolest thing about this trend is you can make the bow as rude (humongous) or small as you'd like.

The goddess chain headpiece is a new trend and a haute accessory to get you head sprung! Check out ways to rock it will style and grace.

Monday, May 28, 2012

"My Country Tis of Thee..." - American Flag Fashion

As I sit here in my pj's (yes I know, my pj's...this is the FIRST DAY in forever I haven't had ANY plans, and I'm enjoying every minute of it). I wanted to show my respect to those men and women who fight for our country on a daily basis on my behalf, for my freedom. They protect and serve you and me while we enjoy the benefits of their sacrifice. So today, I salute you #servicemen #servicewomen!!!!

In lieu of Memorial Day, I wanted to pay my respect to those fallen soldiers through fashion. This post is dedicated to an iconic American symbol...the American Flag, and the fashion that revolves around it.






WORD TO THE WISE: If you want to be fashionably patriotic, be sure NOT to overdo it with too much American Flag paraphernalia all at once. If you so choose to represent your county through expression of dress, limit the flag print to one article of clothing. Maybe pairing American Flag shorts with a plan white tee etc.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

You Nailed It

As summer makes its grand entrance you want to make sure you look fly from head to toe (literally). Your nails are no exception, when it comes to staying put together. Nails can be the ultimate fashion accessory. They can brighten up any dull outfit (which I know none of my "Fashion Sensors" will be caught dead in, after reading all my blog posts lol). Here are a few nail trends that you should add to your Mani/Pedi list to try this summer.

Shellac nails are desired because they dry in less than 60 secs. They don't smudge, chip, or crack, they come in an array of colors, and most importantly they last up to 14 days. The magical part is they help your nails grow, without damaging your nails underneath, and the shellac comes off by simply emerging your nails in acetone! All you do is apply the shellac, put your hand in a UV lamp dryer for a minute, and wallah your nails are dry with ample shine.

CND Shellac Polish
Check out my Shellac Manicure with bright pink and glitter...the Barbie Edition
This newest nail trend hails from London. This avant-garde trend gives your nails dimension, as it serves as 3D nail art. The Ciate' nail kit (which you can purchase at Sephora) comes with a base nail polish along with the caviar pearls, a funnel, and a tray so you don't make a mess.

Are you daring enough to pull this look off. I know I'm sure going to try. I've already put in a request with my local manicurist...Shout out to my girl Drea at Everlasting Images Salon in Peoria, IL (I will post results soon).

White Caviar Manicure - White base, clear beads

Black base with black pearls, pink base with pink pearls

White Ciate Caviar Manicure Kit- includes white base polish, clear caviar beads, and funnel
Light pink base with multicolored beads

There is nothing more hardcore than adding medal (spikes, chains, studs etc) for a more edgier look. There is no exception when it comes to your nails. Here is a bolder look for your divas who like a tougher exterior.

For an edgier look use a dark base and gold studs

To add an element of surprise with a soft pink manicure add gold studs

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bridal Shower Bliss

Today was such an amazing day. I had my bridal shower.  I am one step closer to the BIG DAY(35 days left)!!!!!! Today was filled with love, laughter, family, friends, encouragement, and pure fun. I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by those who I consider important in my life.

No matter what the occasion in life, I feel you should always dress the part and LOOK your best. If your outside matches your inside, it is golden! Today was no exception, as I was able to celebrate this momentous occasion, I was able to put my best foot forward. Check out what I wore for my shower!

I copped these beauties from Baker's Shoe Store: Studded Peep Toe Shoe

I featured this dress in an earlier post. I finally got a chance to wear this number, which I picked up from H&M. I received a ton of compliments on this flirty spring piece.

Multi-Colored Dream Catcher Feather Earrings from Arden B

Turquoise and Gold Asymmetric Bracelet

Your's Truly - Guest of Honor (ME)
Me & my good friend at my Bridal Shower

Taking it to the NEXT LEVEL....Wifey Status! The Bling Edition