Celebrity Copycat: Rihanna’s Denim Look for Less!

May 20, 2013 by  
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I’m obsessed with Rhianna’s denim on denim  outfit (you can one of my denim on denim looks here)!  It’s got the perfect combination of street vibe and chic.  The skirt and shoes provide the feminine aesthetic while the hat and accessories provide the right amount toughness.  Doesn’t this outfit perfectly reflect her music?! Speaking of music, check out Rhianna’s single Jump below – it’s amazing with samples of Ginuwine’s My Pony.

Denim Shirt – $78 at Abercrombie.com | Denim Pencil Skirt – $44 at Dorothyperkins.com | Baseball Hat – $48 at Freepeople.com | Beige Pumps – $79.99 at Heels.com | Vintage Brooch – $14 at Etsy.com | Sunglasses – $40 at Shopmango.com | Clutch – $90 at Yesstyle.com

Rebecca Minkoff Ragini Slide Sandals

May 16, 2013 by  
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When it comes to summer heels I like them to have a casual feel but still give me the sexy height.  For the most part wedges do the trick, but sometimes I want a little more oomph and while looking around for a pair to wear all summer I found these Ragini Slide Sandals by Rebecca Minkoff and I instantly fell in love!  What I like about this pair is that they manage to have every single detail that I was looking for: the wooden stacked heel is comfy and has the casual look I wanted, the ankle strap is dainty and the gold trim glams it up.  I’m definitely going to be wearing these babies a whole lot!

What I’m Wearing:

Dress – $24.99 at Forever 21

Denim Jacket (also seen here) – $39.99 at American Eagle

Belts (also seen here) – $10.99 at Charlotte Russe

Rebecca Minkoff Ragini Slide Sandals c/o Shop Bop

Necklace c/o my dad for Mother’s Day 🙂

Penny Wayfarer Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Stun Sunglasses

Celeb Style: Diane Kruger’s Denim Overalls

May 14, 2013 by  
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I know I will get a lot of eye rolls for this one but seeing how effortlessly Diane Kruger wore overalls made me wish I kept a few of mine from back in the day.  I’ve always loved overalls for the summer.  They have that tomboy feel and they can easily be made chic or sexy with a tank, a cropped top (like Diane) or a femnine lace top . Check out some overalls below and tell me what do you think of the trend?

Denim Boyfriend Dungarees – $69 at Riverisland

Dark Denim Overalls – $49.90 at Windsorstore.com

Everyday Denim Overalls – $72 at Pixiemarket.com

Laser Printed Overalls – $78 at Urbanoutfitters.com

 

Image via People StyleWatch

High-Low Floral Top

May 13, 2013 by  
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For the past  week or so the temp here in Florida has been in the 90’s, but luckily we got a short break from the heat and humidity and it’s an easy breezy 80 outside.  What does sthat mean for me?  For one, it’s the chance to wear something other than shorts and a tank!  I originally bought this floral high-low top to wear  over a white mini dress, but I pulled out my “skinny” skinny jeans and they actually fit…I was so excited that I threw them on instead.

What I’m Wearing:

High-Low Floral Top – $14.99 at Ross

Skinny Jeans – $29.99 at American Eagle

Wedges (also seen here) – $24.99 Local Boutique

Bag c/o Lucky Brand

Necklace c/o meet mark

Bangles $7 at Walmart

Crush Necklace wrapped around my wrist c/o Twisted Silver

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2013 by  
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Hope all of you stylish mamas out there are having a fabulous Mothers Day! The lovely people over at Famous Footwear’s new blog asked me to share my mothers favorite quote and how she inspired me throughout my life. Check out a snippet of it below and click here to see entire post.

 

This Mother’s Day, I’d like reflect on the inspiration and encouragement my mom has given me throughout my life. Much of my drive comes from her, and she’s a woman that gets things done! She tackles things head on without thinking twice. Her energy has always amazed me. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I soldier on with a mental image of my mom doing a million things at once with a smile on her face.

 

Extended! Mother’s Day Timex Giveaway

May 9, 2013 by  
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Update: The winner of the Gold Timex is Alina with the following comment: “I love this watch! It’s so functional and can be worn with anything from extra chunky bangles and a loose blouse to jeans and a cute tshirt. I just love it!”  Congratulations Alina and a big thank you to all who participated!

I can’t believe Mother’s Day is this sunday!  This year is going by SO fast and I don’t know about you but I need me a stylish watch to help me keep track of my time!  Sure my cell phone will do the trick but it’s not going to look pretty with my bangles or new mani. 🙂  All moms are busy and have to keep track of time for just about everything, like picking up the kids from school, doctor appointments or meetings which means that no matter what a stylish watch helps keep track of your fabulously busy life.  One of my favorite brand of watches, Timex, is giving one lucky stylish mama a must-have watch for all year round: the gold multifunction watch worth $85.  It’s got that boyfriend watch look that’s perfect to dress up and accessorize or wear alone for a more casual look.

 

How to Enter:

 

A boyfriend watch is a fashionista must-have accessory and is seen on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.  Timex has the look for only $85!

Leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us what accessories would you layer with the Timex multi function watch. For  additional entries, tweet about the giveaway, like Fashiongrail on Facebook (make sure to mention you did any of the above in separate comments on Fashiongrail).  One winner will be picked on May  17, 2013. U.S. residents only.  Good luck!

Summer Ready Skin With Walgreens & Night at the W

May 9, 2013 by  
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I’m on a first name basis with the beauty consultant at Walgreens (Brenda) and have been for quite a few years. She’s always so helpful and quick to point out any new products that I might like. So when I was asked to review some Neutrogena products I was so excited! Brenda knows I love me my mascara and the fact that I go through an enormous amount, so as soon as I asked her which Neutrogena products she would recommend her immediate response was the NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.  I then told her that with the summer heat starting to get a bit intense my current eyeliner was smudging way too easily – so she recommended NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eyeliner  (and because she knows me so well she grabbed Neutrogena’s new revitalizing lip balm as well).

The NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are amazing! I wish I could have gotten the tub but they were out so I got the refill pack instead. Because I have sensitive eyes, I buy tons of cleansing towelettes and most other products are dry and scratchy.  These were so soft and it slid my makeup right off which is important for me because I use a lot of mascara.  The towelettes did the job!  They were strong enough to remove it all but sensitive enough for my eyes.

When Neutrogena says its eyeliner won’t fade boy do they mean it!  I really put the NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eyeliner to the test.  I did my usual cat eye and it glided so effortlessly that it made my usual clumsy job look flawless! Then I headed out for a night of dancing and it lasted all night even through my sweating. 🙂

The NEUTROGENA® Revitalizing Lip Balm was probably my favorite item and I’m so happy Brenda pointed it out.  It’s got all the bells and whistles wrapped into one handy lip balm: it leaves my lips soft, has a slight tint and is SPF 20 (which is a must for me all year round).  I’m hooked!

I usually try to keep myself to a monthly visit to Walgreens because I can be dangerous in there and also because I like to accumulate as many points on my Walgreens balance rewards card.  I think I have a good $10 or $15 dollars on it right now which I plan on using for my next trip there for the Night at the W.  The Night at the W at Walgreens is the ultimate in-store event.  It provides a chance for ladies to speak directly with a Walgreens specially trained beauty advisor about facial skin care and cosmetics. The event will also give consumers an opportunity to get great deals on Neutrogena facial skin care and towelettes and free samples (while supplies last) AND customers will have an opportunity to enter the Night at the W “Expect the Unexpected” sweepstakes when they purchase participating Neutrogena products (qualifying products listed below).

ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will receive trip for two (2) to Arizona, five (5) nights’ accommodations at Amara Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa. This fabulous retreat includes breakfast at the hotel daily, ground transportation, a $1,000 allowance for spa treatments and dinner at Cucina Rustica.  FIFTY (50) FIRST PRIZE winners will receive a $50 Walgreens gift card.  TEN (10) SECOND PRIZE winners will receive A NEUTROGENA® gift basket

 

The sweepstakes begin May 22, 2013 at 12:00AM Eastern Time and ends on May 29, 2013 at 11:59PM ET.  Entrants only accepted at the Night at the W event

 

Qualifying Neutrogena Products:

NEUTROGENA® Revitalizing Lip Balm

NEUTROGENA® Rapid Wrinkle Repair™ Moisturizer

NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

 

Walgreens Night at the W – Expect the Unexpected

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Walgreens.

Casual Summer Outfit

May 7, 2013 by  
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I’m not a sun lover and during the colder weather I normally use L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze self tanning mist for a hint of color, but I try to get a real tan a few times a year and last week I managed to sneak away to the beach for the day.  I’m not as tanned as I’d like to be but it’s definitely an improvement and it looks great with my little white dress, orange blazer and new tan sandals.  🙂

What I’m Wearing:

White Dress c/o Yesstyle

Orange Linen Blazer – $14.99 from Marshall’s

Envelope Clutch c/o Joules

Sandals (also seen here) – $24.99

Necklace c/o meet mark

Belts – $10.99 from Charlotte Russe

White Hot Heels

May 6, 2013 by  
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I’ve always been a bit iffy about white shoes.  Everytime I see a pair I immediately think of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.  🙂  These white heels with a metallic cap toe are however a totally different story and now have me loving white heels.  The metallic (which I’m totally obsessed with for spring) gives the white heels a edgier feel that I love and at only $19.99 how could I resist!  Below is a quick denim on denim look I pulled together and some of my favorite white heels available online (I bought mine at a local Tampa boutique) and under $100.

What I’m Wearing:

White Cap Toe Heels – $19.99 at Local Boutique

Skinny Jeans – $34.99 at Charlotte Russe I LOVE the way their jeans fit!

Floral Chambray Top – $5 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)

Michelle Valle convertible bag c/o meetmark.com (also seen here)

Vintage Style Ring c/o Fantasy Jewelry Box

Ankle Strap Heels – $94.99 at Heels.com

Laminated White Heels – $49.90 at Zara.com

Pointed High Heels – $75 at ASOS.com

 

Stylish Cravings: Hot Pants

May 6, 2013 by  
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I love me a pair of hot pants!  For the most part I wear them at night but during  the day I pair them over opaque tights. This summer I’m going to be brave and bare legged and go for the sexy look.  When I was little I saw tons of pictures of my mom rocking hot pants before she had kids and I never thought I could pull it off (she’s way tinier than me in every aspect).  She would either wear them with turtle necks and platforms and other times with a pretty blouse and boots – and she always managed to make it look classy and chic.  It’s a trend for the bold but if worn with the right pieces it can definitely be pulled off.  Check out some of my favorite outfits I’ve gathered for inspirations and some affordable options from Forever 21.

Tip: When looking for your pair of hot pants look for simple cuts and preferably solid colors.  High waisted are my favorite they are more forgiving and look more feminine.  The idea is to get a leggy look so if you want to go a tad longer in length, go higher in heels and you will get the same effect.

 

Mint Hot Pants

Burgundy Faux Leather

Quilted Panel Hot Pants

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