Archive for April, 2011

Royal Wedding – Hats Galore!

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Fashion | April 29, 2011

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Royal Wedding Fashion Looks!

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Fashion | April 29, 2011

Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, All images courtesy of Getty Images.

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Top 10 Dresses to Upstage Any Bride

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Fashion, Shopping | April 28, 2011

By now, we all know that Prince William and (soon-to-be) Princess Kate will be getting married on Friday, April 29th. If you’re attending (or participating in) any weddings in the coming months, you understand some of the frenzy surrounding brides. Traditionally, she is supposed to be the best dressed in the room but as a wedding guest, there’s no reason that you should be a wallflower in a boring dress. Here are the top 10 dresses that can upstage any bride-to-be! (None of them are white, even I’m not that cruel :P )

Cutest Shoes for Spring

Shopaholics Anonymous (Day 3): Now that spring trends are locked in stone, it’s time for you to fill up your closet with as many great buys as possible. Next up, shoes!

1. Jewel-Tone Heels

Pair a bring jewel-toned heel or flat with black/white/tan pieces to fcus attention on your peepers.

Michael Antonio Prescott Flat, BUY HERE, ~$47

Pour La Victoire Irina Pump, BUY HERE, ~$245

Kelsi Dagger Women’s Inna Flat, BUY HERE, ~$55

2. Caged Booties

In addition to winter, booties are a great look for summer. Try a caged sandal bootie add a sturdy edge to a delicate spring frock.

Guess bootie, BUY HERE, ~$110

Nine West Gesture boot, BUY HERE, ~$70

Guess Berato platform boot, BUY HERE, ~$99

3. Flat Espadrilles

If your’e a casual cutie, flat espadrilles are a must for you. They’re just as comfortable as sneakers but with stylish pizzaz!

MissMe Snap 1 Flat, BUY HERE, ~$25

Michael Kors Meg Espadrille, BUY HERE, ~$69

Mia Espadrille, BUY HERE, ~$49

4. Chunky Platforms

Chunky platforms allow you to wear the highest of heels and still be comfortable.

Michael Kors Margo Sandal, BUY HERE, ~$250

Michael Kors Dillon Sandal, BUY HERE, ~$225

Michael Kors Sycamore Sandal, BUY HERE, ~$77

5. Flat Sandals

Michael Kors Nadia sandal, BUY HERE, ~$79

L.A.M.B. Dacey sandal, BUY HERE, ~$150

Sam Edelman Exie sandal, BUY HERE, ~$150

Beyonce and Michelle Obama – Move Your Body!

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Fitness, Health, Music | April 27, 2011

Beyoncé takes a dive into Michelle Obama‘s anti-childhood obesity campaign with this new video to teach kids about dancing as exercise. Love that she ended the video with an apple, what I would give to be one of those kids dancing with B! Do you like the remix??

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Men's Spring Pieces under $100

Shopaholics Anonymous (Day 2): Fellas, if you’ve spent most of your quick cash wooing your lady, you can still look dapper with these great spring pieces under $100. What are you waiting for, now that you’ve gotten her you still need to work to keep her!

 

1. Aviators

Ray Ban Sunglasses Aviator, BUY HERE, ~$89

Courtesy of Amazon.com

2. Boat Shoes

Sebago Men’s Docksides Boat Shoe, BUY HERE, ~$60-75

Courtesy of Amazon.com

3. Fedora

Men’s Summer Sun Fedora Trilby Gangster Hat, BUY HERE, ~$22

Courtesy of Amazon.com

4. Converse

Converse Chuck Taylor Leather Hi, BUY HERE, ~$50-65

Courtesy of Amazon.com

5. Color

Nixon P Watch, BUY HERE, ~$60

Courtesy of Amazon.com

6. Seersucker

Creative Recreation Men’s Cesario XVI Sneaker, BUY HERE, ~$50-70

Courtesy of Amazon.com

7. Man-bag

Novel Duffle Bag, BUY HERE, ~$75

Courtesy of Everlane.com

8. White

Riddim Driven The Baracuda Jacket, BUY HERE, ~$36

Courtesy of Amazon.com

9. Driving Shoes

Sebago Men’s Fontana Driving Moc, BUY HERE, ~$80-115

Courtesy of Amazon.com

10. Gadget-play

Cedar – Natural iPhone 4 Case, BUY HERE, ~$25

Courtesy of Everlane.com

Spring Beauty Finds Under $15

Shopaholics Anonymous (Day 2): Summer beauty looks are bright, fresh and fragrant. Best of all, they’re designed to keep you looking like the best version of you!

1. Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Primrose, BUY HERE, ~$7

Courtesy of Amazon.com

2. Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Quad eyeshadow, BUY HERE, ~$8

Courtesy of Amazon.com

3. Stains

Sephora Lip, Cheek & Stain, BUY HERE, ~$12

Courtesy of Amazon.com

4. Brush set

Sonia Kashuk Brush set, BUY HERE, ~$14.99

Courtesy of Amazon.com

5. Foundation

Cover Girl Natureluxe Foundation, BUY HERE, ~$10

Courtesy of Amazon.com

6. Matte

Avon Chotolate Frosting, BUY HERE, $6

Courtesy of Amazon.com

7. Lipliner

Milani Lipliner, BUY HERE, ~$4

Courtesy of Amazon.com

8. Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Mascara, BUY HERE, ~$11

Courtesy of Amazon.com

9. Blush

Sephora Blush Me!, BUY HERE, ~$12

Courtesy of Amazon.com

10. Perfume

Kim Kardashian roll-on perfume, BUY HERE, ~$6

Courtesy of Amazon.com

Lauren Conrad's Top 10 Style Secrets

Shopaholics Anonymous (Day 1): As one of the better dressed gals on The Hills, she’s managed to keep her rep clean while looking put together when stepping out. check out Lauren Conrad’s tips for style success, do you concur with her picks?

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1. Perfect Winged Eyeliner

Revlon Liquid Linder, BUY HERE, ~$7

Lauren Conrad rarely goes out without expertly lining her lids with black eyeliner for a perfect cat eye effect. Conrad’s trick: Bring the edges to a point at the outer corners, which opens up the eye and makes them look larger.

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3. Cinch Your Belts

Skinny Leather Belt, BUY HERE, ~$14

Conrad loves to highlight her waist—she believes is there’s no better ally than a great belt. Pair them with everything from draped dresses to minis to oversize tops to reign in voluminous fabric and create an hourglass shape.

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3. Vary Your Braids

Conrad’s signature hairstyle is her braid. Take a cue from Conrad’s assortment of styles and try a side braid with a half updo or casually twist one into your strands when you wear it down.

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4. Skinny Pants + Loose Top = Perfect Combo

2b Skinny Jean, BUY HERE, ~$50

BCBGeneration blouse, BUY HERE, ~$34

Conrad says skinnies are her go-to cut, pairing them with billowy blouses and lengthy tunics for the perfect balance of shape and proportion. Look for leather or dark-rinse denim styles for a slimming silhouette.

Jeff Gentner/Getty Images, Michael Williams/startraksphoto.com

5. Dress Up Your Shorts

BCBGMAXAZRIA Linen Short, BUY HERE, ~$89

Conrad chooses shorts that transform an otherwise casual item into a perfectly dressed-up look. Try a flat-front black pair, which can translate into a great evening look with a pair of pumps and loose blouse.

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6. Work Your Jackets!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Abby Jacket, BUY HERE, ~$258

The perfect layering piece that can give any look polish, blazers are a staple of Conrad’s closet. Use a long, lean boyfriend cut to instantly update a traditionally feminine look.

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7. Go For Minimalist Oversized Bags

Pilar Abril Romilda Tote, BUY HERE, ~$290

Conrad usually opts for neutral totes that are large enough to stash a little bit of everything. Look for bags with little embellishment or texture in rich hues like camel, caramel or sand to go with everything in your wardrobe.

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8. Add a Wave to Your Hair

Conrad’s loose, flirty waves echo her casual, natural style. Nab the necessary tools (a three-inch round brush, wide-barrel curling iron, pin-curl clips, and pomade) and get step-by-step directions for the perfect curl in our Get Hollywood Hair section.

John Shearer/Getty Images For COVERGIRL, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

9. Show Some Leg

Conrad loves to show off her legs with thigh-skimming minis. Choose either a looser, breezy silhouette or a slight A-line in a thicker material to keep the look chic and fashionable.

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10. Keep Your Pumps Classic

Dolve Vita Blush Pump, BUY HERE, ~$90

Conrad—who loves to play with color and textures, solids and prints with her clothing—keeps her footwear timeless with simple silhouettes and neutral hues like black and nude.

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images North America, Albert Michael/startraksphoto.com

Referenced article HERE.

Best Spring Dresses Under $100

Shopaholics Anonymous (Day 1): Spring dresses are a must-have once this temperatures start rising. Check out these 10 great frocks under $100 that’ll keep you in style while staying on budget.

1. Stripes

French Connection Jag Stripe Dress, BUY HERE, ~$74

Courtesy of Amazon.com

2. Maxi Dress

Eight Sixty Maxi Dress, BUY HERE, ~$75

Courtesy of Amazon.com

3. Shirtdress

Mango Dress Basic4, BUY HERE, ~$60

Courtesy of Amazon.com

4. White

Mango Moonbay Dress, BUY HERE, ~$50

Courtesy of Amazon.com

5. Denim

Donna Morgan Sheath Dress, BUY HERE, ~$89

Courtesy of Amazon.com

6. T-Shirt Dress

Mango Laguna dress, BUY HERE, ~$60

Courtesy of Amazon.com

7. Print

BCBGeneration Dress, BUY HERE, ~$81

Courtesy of Amazon.com

8. Natural 

Mango Donkey Dress, BUY HERE, ~$80

Courtesy of Amazon.com

9. Floral

Mango Amazone dress , BUY HERE, ~$60

Courtesy of Amazon.com

10. Brights

Mango Boat-li dress, BUY HERE, ~60

Courtesy of Amazon.com

Leopard & Lace for Spring?

Spring trend: leopard & lace. For those who have both a White Swan and Black Swan in them. Not sure if this trend will stick. What do you think of Zoe Saldana’s look?