Kinda loving Eva’s look! The denim pencil skirt is a nice alternative to jeans and just as comfy (not to mention a great transitional piece for fall with tights). I personally would keep the top a little sexier with a tank, an off the shoulder top or even a cropped one. Check out Eva Mendes look for less with pieces from Forever 21, Target, maurice’s & more!
Summer is here and we are inspired by Miami based jewelry designer, Miriam Merenfeld. Her designs are imbued with a love for symbolic message and spirituality. They make us feel like adorning ourselves in her inspiring creations and heading to the beach in with our woven beach tote and shades.
Many pieces can be customized to tell an individual’s story, thereby giving them personal significance, while at the same time juxtaposing and intertwining the beauty of semi- precious stones and metals. Lucky magazine featured the personalized initials gold bracelet with options of script or block – this makes for a beautiful gift or a treasured piece to add to your jewelry collection.
Miriam’s collections have been featured on The Today Show and have been worn by Brooke Shields, Paula Abdul, Christina Ricci, Tiffani Thiessen, Jordin Sparks, Nicole Scherzinger, Ann Curry, Eva Longoria. Snoop Dogg was seen wearing Miriam’s QR Message necklace in New York City.
The QR Message collection is exclusive to Miriam Merenfeld. You can choose from the inspirational ready-made collection with messages like “Reach for the Stars”, “I Love You” and “The Sky is the Limit” or create an original message that can be imbedded in a QR code and worn close to your heart.
As a former architect Miriam is inspired by the arts, it is apparent in her designs, “My collections evolve with time. To inspire, reflect and give homage to the culture of the time through aesthetic design; is something I strive to achieve.”
With Miriam Merenfeld Jewelry you can make these beautiful designs personal with initials, monograms or messages. Keep them close to your heart. Check out the rest of Miriam’s collection here – www.miriammerenfeld.com.
Scarf’s have a way of instantly adding a touch of class to any outfit, and if you buy the right one’s, you can really get creative and wear them in so many different ways. Check out my favorite new and old fun ways to rock a scarf that I found from around the web. Feel free to share your tips and links below… I’d love to hear about them!
Pregnant or not Reese Witherspoon always looks classic and chic!! Love this look: It combines both function and style and is a outfit for running errands! Get Reese’s look for less woth pieces from Nordstrom, Payless & more!!
Are you breaking out in a sweat thinking about what to pack for your summer vacation? There’s no need to fret. Summer clothes are so lightweight and versatile, you won’t even need to check a bag, whether you’re spending a weekend at the beach or a week in Paris.
Check out some of favorite summer picks below!!!
Think Ahead For the weeklong trip, consider your daily activities. Are you going to be traipsing through ruins, dining at four-star restaurants, or visiting churches where bare shoulders aren’t permitted? “I start packing three to four days before my trip, so I have enough time to make sure I’m taking what I need and taking out things that aren’t necessary,” says Nada Vergili, owner and tour operator of Nada’s Italy Tours, who frequently travels overseas from her home in Charlotte, N.C.
Pick wrinkle-free fabrics that pack and launder easily, like cotton jersey. If you don’t already carry an on-the-go stain remover in your purse, slip one in.
Pack for Utility What I call “fashionable utility pieces” are a must. They’ll freshen up looks you’ll be repeating and also serve the practical purpose of keeping you warm on a chilly night. Two of my favorites are an open-knit sweater with the perfect amount of see-through for easy layering; and a large, colorful scarf that’s convertible as a shawl, a cleverly tied halter or a head wrap. A boyfriend blazer is another must; it puts a smart spin on a casual tee and will also look chic worn over a sleeveless summer dress.
Four to six tops Include a couple of casual shirts or tees, one tank top and one sequin or beaded top for dress-up nights. That’s a minimum! Since tees and halters barely take up more room than a pair of undies, you can easily toss in a few more.
Two pairs of pants Trend alert! Think pastel ankle jeans in mint green or buttercup yellow. Add a second pair of pants that can be worn with your fancy top.
One pair of shorts Opt for a crisp, classic, flat-front version that can be dressed up or down.
One skirt Accordion pleats are very now; wear with a simple tee for an effortless, flirty look.
One little summery dress Go for all white, a light print or — my pick this year — a candy-colored solid.
One swimsuit Choose a suit that’s reversible for a two-in-one option.
Three pair of shoes Flats for walking, dressy heels, and flip-flops.
Accessories One belt; one cross-body bag; one clutch or small purse; one simple pendant necklace; one statement necklace. “The statement necklace dresses up basic outfits for evening,” says Lisa Colaw, owner of Elan Style, a popular Scottsdale, Ariz., boutique. “Pick a piece that has both silver and gold, and it will go with just about everything.”
Pare down the city packing list for a weekend at the shore. Omit the pants, skirt and two of the tops. Opt for flowing fabrics and lightweight cotton blends.
One dress Choose either white or floral.
Onetee Opt for paper-thin cotton.
Onetube or tank top Look for a playful, bright hue.
Onepair of denim shorts
Threepairs of shoes
Two swimsuits Select swimsuits that have mix-and-match tops and bottoms.
One high-low skirt Short in the front and longer in the back, these skirts serve triple duty as a dress and a beach cover-up with the simple addition of a belt. Find them at Forever 21 (for less than $20), Urban Outfitters, Madewell or your favorite department store.
One flouncy romper or a strapless maxi dress Both are easy to toss over your bathing suit for a poolside lunch or sunset cocktails, and they’re equally great as standalone pieces. You can browse dozens of styles at the fashion search engine ShopStyle.com.
Accessories Substitute a linen tote for the cross-body bag; it’s versatile for the beach or marketplace shopping. Keep accessories playful. Turquoise is brilliant against golden skin, and dangly earrings are perfect for bare shoulders. For a relaxed vibe, slip on beaded leather wrist wraps.
Summer is finally here. And with the warm weather and longer daylight hours, you’ll undoubtedly be scheduling lots of after-work dinners and cocktails. Here, experts offer quick and easy tips to transform your office getup into a fiesta look.
“A high twisted bun gives you a professional yet modern look during the day, while creating instant waves for night,” says celebrity hairstylist Eric R. Williams. After hours, loosen the bun, shake out your cabello and add a little hair spray for texture and hold. Transform a side braid into an evening style by making it a little undone, adding a headband or turning it into a wavy side-ponytail. Barrettes, hair elastics and bobby pins are must-haves to keep in your desk or bag for a hairstyle change-up.
A fresh, flawless face is a clean canvas to be made up later in the day. “In the morning, apply your basic foundation and mascara, plus a bold lip color in a sheer finish to make your look modern but office-appropriate,” says celebrity makeup artist Victor Henao. After work, freshen up your foundation and mascara. Then add a little drama to your maquillaje with black eyeliner. “Smudge the eyeliner with your fingertips for an easy smoky eye,” says Henao. Highlight your cheeks with a little bronzing powder and amp up your lip color with an opaque lipstick.
Invest in pieces that take you from the office to a cocktail party. Remember that accessories are key. A simple strapless dress becomes office-appropriate with a fitted blazer and pumps. For a quick style change after work, shed the blazer and add a chunky necklace or a sheer scarf, which can also be worn with the blazer and strappy heels during the day. Or pair a dress in a fun print with a solid-color cardigan and a belt for a more conservative look. For evening, ditch the cardigan but keep the belt to accessorize. Add a pair of heels and statement earrings or bracelets. Carry a simple tote bag to work to hold your extra shoes, a makeup bag, accessories and a clutch for the evening.
Totally loving this DIY video on how to make a vest from a t-shirt! I don’t know about you but I have tons of t-shirts crammed in drawers and this would be a cute way to make use of them and a perfect way to add a touch of layering to your summer tanks! Check it out below, and I love DIY projects so feel free to share your links to any videos or post below.
Now this is how cut-off shorts should be worn! I chose two celebs to highlight: Zoe Saldana because I love how the pieces are so simple (and are probably sitting right in your closet) and Ashley Tisdale cause it’s the perfect example of how to rock your booties for summer (as mentioned previously here). Love the crisp white shirt, simple tote and grey boots for some edge. Get Ashely & Zoe’s look for less with pieces from Old Navy, Aeropostale, Yesstyle, Target & many more!!! And if anyone happens to know where I can find Ashley’s same puppy for less please let me know. 🙂
To engage international customers, J.Crew enlisted award-winning fashion photographers and bloggers, Garance Doré and Scott Schuman, to travel the globe – from Madrid to Hong Kong, Berlin to Tokyo and Milan to London – capturing J.Crew’s quality and design through 10 international tastemakers and how they wear J.Crew making each item distinctly their own. The web feature, “Hello, World!” is photographed, filmed and narrated by Schumanand Doré.
The first of the two-part feature includes: Hilary Tsui, style blogger and owner of the well-known Hong Kong boutique, Liger; TK Mak, founder of Hong Kong-based trendsetting pop culture magazine, Milk; photographer and fashion blogger, Berta Bernad of Madrid; Berlin’s Sven Schumann, founder of online interview magazine, The Talks; and Popeye Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Takahiro Kinoshita of Tokyo. Beginning in July, the second installment will unveil the photo diaries and video portraits of 5 additional stylish influencers from Paris, Milan, London and Sydney.
The feature will also include an invitation for customers outside of North America to become J.Crew Insiders. Insiders will receive various VIP member benefits including complimentary expedited shipping through the end of the year, priority access to J.Crew’s team of International personal shoppers as well as duty free shopping through August 31st. Check it out here at Hello, World on www.jcrew.com
Hello Kitty and all her friends on Pinterest are celebrating the launch of Hello Kitty Beauty’s latest fragrance – Big Pink Bow – with a fabulous Pinterest Challenge! From now until June 25 Hello Kitty will be hosting a Pinterest Sweepstakes for the chance to win a Sephora Big Pink Bow gift sets. Not only do I personally love Hello Kitty, but I’m obsessed with Pinterest (follow my pins here).
For the contest, you need to create a Pinterest board called “Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow” and repin the contest image and the Sephora Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow video to start. For the next five days from the start of the challenge, be sure to check out Hello Kitty’s social media profiles for the daily Pinspiration. Each day, pin an image (or more!) of that day’s Pinspiration from sanrio.com,sephora.com or iamchubbybunny.com… and don’t forget to add the hashtag #SephoraHelloKitty to each image you pin. After completing the board, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, age, phone number, address and a link to your board by 11:59pm (PST) on June 25. Here is the link to Hello Kitty’s Pinterest page, http://pinterest.com/hellokitty/hello-kitty-big-pink-bow-sweepstakes/.