Take a cue from celebs like David Beckham, Bradley Copper and Justin Timberlake:A blazer is a must have in every man’s closet for all seasons (and there’s no need to spend a ton!). Pair them with jeans and a tee for an elegant casual look, shorts for a cool laid back look, or with your basic slacks with a button down (tip: layer the button down with a bright tee for a nice pop of color). Either way you wear them, you’re sure to have an effortlessly pulled together look. Check out my selection for under $100!
Rihanna, the fresh new face of Armani, looking quietly demure in Armani skinny jeans, nude Louboutin’s, white shirt and a Fendi clutch. I love her in just about anything but this is one of my fave outfits on her (a really nice change!). Get Rihanna’s look for much less with pieces from Zara, Make Me Chic, Mimi Boutique and more!
Midsummer hair is often the most neglected of the year. We’re sporting a sun-kissed glow and wearing our hair a bit looser, less done. It’s lovely how that vacation look just makes us all feel prettier. Plus, we’re all busy enjoying the sunshine every chance we get, so making it to the salon often falls to the bottom of our list.
Not to worry, beach bunnies. This year more than ever, the uncontrived look is in. You’ll notice runway up-styles are leaving a little fuzz around the hairline rather than, say, a sleek and glossy bun. We also saw braids on models in Alexander McQueen’s last show. But they aren’t just any braids; they look like warrior-ess braids that have been in battle and are all messed and tattered. It’s a relief, really. We can all just relax a bit. Messy tresses and grown-out color are all the rage for the moment.
You can get the look by leaving your layers just a bit longer than usual and asking your stylist to point-cut your ends instead of having a clean, blunt bottom. You can also go for melted highlights or ombre to get that grown-in look that just keeps sticking around. Try leaving your curls or waves a little less polished by going for a natural air-dry instead of using that curling iron to make perfect ringlets. Let’s all kick back for the moment and have some fun outdoors instead of spending time in front of the vanity mirror getting coiffed. Not to worry: Fall is just around the corner, and we’ll all be looking for a change of pace and, most likely, some very perfect-looking something or other. In the meantime, indulge in the uncontrived!
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Natasha Sunshine founder of Byu-ti Hair Therapy salon in Santa Monica, Calif., has run her fingers through some notable manes, including those of Ivanka Trump, Molly Sims and Eva Herzigova.
The Neon Buddha eco-chic fashion collection is perfect for all of summer’s activities – from work to weekend to vacation! These pieces are super bright and colorful and add that extra bit of personality to any wardrobe. Each piece is made of super soft, pre-shrunk material and available in a color palette of 16 bright colors including Perky Pink, Retro Turquoise, Funky Lime and Village Sage.
Now the eco-chic part! Each piece in this collection is handcrafted of 100% super soft, pre-shrunk cotton by 500 women in Thailand, thereby affording them opportunities to better their way of life while doing what they love. In addition, the company’s new 100,000 sq ft Green dye house uses one-tenth of the water and one-quarter of the energy used in traditional cotton dyeing. Also, by incorporating the latest technology into its water treatment facility, the facility emits no pollution from the plant and recycles discharged water by transferring it to neighboring rice fields. The company also donates one percent of global sales in order to effect the mobilization of communities to make the world a better place in which to live and support the health and well-being of thousands through the Mae Tao Clinic and funding disadvantaged women to start their own business through the Mirror Foundation.
Available at major North American retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Anthropologie as well as hundreds of boutiques. www.NeonBuddha.net
Yala’s easy to wear Bamboo Dreams Maxi Skirt is like a swiss army knife: it’s a skirt, a cover up, and a dress all wrapped up in one. Super versatile and comfy (it lays on your skin like a well worn pair of pajamas) Yala is an invitation to enjoy every moment of your life and to share beauty and comfort along the way. Truly, deeply, madly recommend Yala; and a huge thank you to Yala for sedning me what’s quickly becoming my favorite “go to” dress! What more could a girl want!Quick fitting tip: sizes run big so order down a size. Discover how you too can wear your Maxi Skirt to its fullest potential in the video below.
Love how Nicole RIchie deftly straddles the razor’s edge between chic and sloppy; and this outfit has my name all over it! Easily recreate this look for under $100 with pieces from Yesstyle, Retro City Sunglasses, Old Navy and more!
Update: The winner of the $100 Lulu*s giftcard is Danielle V with the following comment: “I adore the Earth Rebel Vegan Leather Brown Bomber Jacket! So cute and so perfect for the fall! I follow LuLu’s on Facebook as Danielle Villano! Thanks for the great opportunity! :)” Congratulations Danielle and a big thank you to all who participated!
Huge fan of Lulu*s.com and I’m so excited that they are offering one lucky Fashiongrail fan the chance to win a $100 giftcard! Perfect opportunity to grab some of their sale items to round out your Summer wardrobe or at least get a head strat on your Fall shopping list. Lulu*s is constantly adding new items so you’re sure to find a ton of stylish and affordable pieces. For those of you who don’t already know about Lulu*s, they started out in 1996 as a mother/daughter dream that today is one of the web’s best shopping experience. Lulu*s offers a select choice of clothing, shoes and accessories. Not only does Lulu’s keep an eye ut for brands with new and emerging designers, their buyers travel the world to ensure patrons find a style to call their own. Check out some of my fave picks and contest rules below:
Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us your favorite item at Lulus.com. For an additional entry, follow Lulu*s on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway or fan Lulu*s on Facebook (make sure to mention you did one of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail). One winner will be picked August 1, 2011. Lulu*s will ship prize directly to the winner. Must be shipped to an address in the U.S. or Canada. Good luck!
Get 15% off purchases at Lulu’s from July 25 to 28. Use coupon code GRAIL (case sensitive). Only valid for customers in the US and Canada. One coupon per customer.