Celebrity Copycat: Naomi Watts’ Look for Less!

June 29, 2013 by  
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Naomi Watts’ tomboy look is pretty similar to a lot of my day to day casual wear.  I love how she combined the colors and added a cute pair white sneaks when she could have easily worn flip flops.  However I do think the shorts are a bit on the long side for a long sleeve tee – it would have worked if the shorts were shorter or the tee had shorter sleeves.

Raglan Top – $23 at Tillys.com | Blue Chino Shorts – $50 at Jcrew.com | Cross Body bag – $78 at Yesstyle.com | Keds – $40 at Keds.com | Metal Aviators – $16.99 at Target.com

Sponsored Video: Vera Wang’s New Fragrance Be Jeweled

June 27, 2013 by  
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Vera Wang’s new sparkling fragrance “Be Jeweled” was announced by the house of Vera Wang as a spirited, feminine and independent fragrance.  Designed to capture the essence of an irresistible woman’s personality, the new fragrance is perfectly translated in the gorgeous bottle and video seen below.  I particularly love that Wang chose to tell the story of a ballerina who made her way into a fashion model, when she could have easily went with a more recognizable face.

The top notes of the sexy fragrance is red currant, pomegranate, champagne, passion fruit, florals, musk infused woods (a must for me in any frangrance) and pink sugar crystal…they remind of what girls are made of…sugar and spice and everything nice. 🙂

 

Available in an exquisite pale violet bottle with big bold gems along the top (think of a antique decanter draped with a beautiful necklace).  The fragrance notes make it perfect for day and night (another must for me) and can be found in 30, 50 and 75ml EDP. Be Jeweled was launched in 2013 and can be found now at Kohl’s.

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Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

June 26, 2013 by  
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It’s that time of year again and looking stylish for the Fourth of July is super easy whether you’re going to a cookout, the beach or to watch some amazing fireworks! Check out some Fourth of July outfit ideas and affordable ways to recreate them.

Casual: How about red blouse and a striped skirt or shorts – a great look for a bbq and you could wear it all year round.

Sleeveless Red Top – $59.90 at Zara.com | Vertical Stripe Shorts – $18 at Forever21.com | Cross Body Bag – $27 at Asos.com | Sam Edelman Tyra Sandals 50% off – $99 at Mywardrobe.com

Chic: Headed out for the evening?  A little white dress or beach cover up, red  heels and a blue clutch will  do the trick!

White Tunic – $24 at Topshop.com | Red Wedge Heels – $60 at Solesociety.com | Betsey Johnson Garden Cross Body Bag – $68 at Macys.com | Gold Link Choker – $18 at Missselfridge.com | Polka Dot Obi Belt – $25 at Etsy.com

DIY: Are you crafty and looking to really show off your American pride?  Then try this super easy DIY American flag tutorial from blogger Sequin Crush click here for the tutorial.  Super easy and cute for women’s jeans, cotton tote or a white tee.

 

Beach: Try a patriotic mani pedi liek the one below from OK Magazine (click here for step by step instructions), a navy swimsuit and a little white skirt for a sexy beach look that can be worn right through the night for the fireworks.

Swimsuit – $150 at Outnet.com | White Skirt – $28 at Missselfridge.com | Metallic Sandals – $29 at Guess.com | Yellow Tote – $59 at Neimanmarcus.com

 

Celeb Style: Summer Sweaters

June 25, 2013 by  
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I have a serious addiction to sweaters!  I’ve been living in florida for about 10 years and you’d think the heat would have cured my cravings, but nope!  I love layering them with tanks and button downs or just leaving them open over a little dress or tee like Mila Kunis and Reese Witherspoon (these are perfect examples of how a little sweater can make  getting dressed up that much more fun!).

During the winter I buy soft hoodies in solid colors that I wear with just about everything from skinny jeans and heels to booties and shorts.   It’s when spring rolls around that I really go all out and believe it or not I wear them more during the summer because I’m always in AC and freezing!  I buy cotton pullovers, knit shrugs and long loose fitting cardigans.  To say I have too many sweaters is really an understatement.  While I do look for bargains it really isn’t that important to me because I wear them to death and get my moneys worth so if I see one that I love I snap it up and don’t think twice.  Check out some of my favorites below from Yesstlye and what to wear them with.

This Color Block Cardigan for only $38 is perfect over dresses or even as a coverup.

A edgy sleeveless sweatshirt like this one is easy to dress up with either a chic white pencil skirt or cut off shorts and heels. Faux leather Pullover – $45

How can you not love a sheer hoodie? Pair it with your sexy swimsuit or wear it over your favorite maxi.  Sheer Hoodie – $25

An off the shoulder sweater in a bright color with brighten any of your summer favorites! Let your swimsuit peak out underneath for a sexy beachy look or try it over a striped mini for a nautical look.   Off The Shoulder Sweater – $32

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Big Bold Summer Earrings Under $50

June 24, 2013 by  
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With the summer heat comes humidity and if you have long hair then it also brings on the frizz.   While I like my hair to have a slept in look, sometimes it just gets to be too much and I need to pull it up and away from my face.   I clip it up and throw on big pretty earrings.  It’s the one time of year where I style my hair up and I take total advantage of it by swapping out my studs and hoops for bold sparkly earrings.  I look for style that is longer in length rather than width to elongate my neck and with the enormous amount of affordable styles available it’s super easy to splurge and get yourself a new pair for everyday of the week.  Check out some of my favorites under $50.

1. Freya Chandelier Earrings – $48 at Emmastine.com | 2. Dijon Chandelier Earrings – $16.50 at Rickis.com | 3. Two Tone Bead Earrings – $32 at Macys.com | 4. Lava Deco Earrings – $32 at Baublebar.com | 5. Emperor Chandelier Earrings – $29 at Assecorize.com | 6. Chevron Earrings – $50 at Amritesingh.com

Celebrity Copycat: January Jones’ Look for Less!

June 23, 2013 by  
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January Jones’ outfit is SO cute!  Her hair perfectly compliments her retro tee, the sunglasses add a nice masculine touch, the jeans fit her like a glove and keeps the outfit casual, and the heels give the outfit a sexy/effortless vibe.  I wonder if she put this look together on her own or was the outfit a left over from the set of Mad Men?

Floral Tee – $35 at Dorothyperkins.com | Jeans – $27 at Tillys.com | Two Toned Heels – $62 at Threadscence.com | Aviators – $11 at Shopzerouv.com

5 Must Have Summer Getaway Shoes Under $50

June 22, 2013 by  
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I don’t know about you but there’s no such thing as packing too many shoes for a a summer vacation – and with Yeswalker’s BOGO it’s kind of easy to get carried away!  I like to pack a comfy pair, a pair for dressy looks, a laid back dressy look pair, and I always bring wedges to give me height without discomfort (and if I have the room a different colored flip flop for each day).  Check out some cute options from Yeswalker below.

Open Toe Sandals – $42

Slingback Thin Sandals – $32

Cutout Sandals – $35

Snakeskin Pattern Sandals – $50

Rhinestone Thong Sandals – $50

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Celebrity Copycat: Rihanna’s Look for Less!

June 19, 2013 by  
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Head to toe perfection!  I love how Rhianna paired a sexy cropped top with her distressed boyfriend jeans and then added metallic heels and clutch – so girly girl yet edgy – LOVE it!  For those who want a more reserved version of this look check out the look beneath the copycat.  These are pieces that can be worn a ton of different ways.  The top can be paired with a pencil skirt for a classier look, the jeans can be worn with a blazer, tank and flats for day and the metallic heels can be worn with just about anything.

Cropped Sequin Top – $68 at Lordandtaylor.com | Distressed Boyfriend Jeans – $42 at Asos.com | Metallic Sandals – $89 at Zara.com | Vince Camuto Clutch – $59.99 at Shoptheshoebox

 

Sequin Tank – $228 at Calypsostbarth.com | Cuffed Crop Jeans – $44 at Bebe.com | Neon Waist Belt – $16 at Asos.com | Vince Camuto Clutch – $59.99 at Shoptheshoebox | Metallic Sandals – $89 at Zara.com

Plaid Skirt Two Ways

June 17, 2013 by  
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Summer plaids can be down right flirty and fun if worn with the right pieces.  The idea is to keep it fuss free and a little unconventional.  Pair your plaids with bright colors, bold accessories and ditch your traditional sandals for flat espadrilles or sneaks. I paired the adorable handkerchief hem skirt from Yesstyle.com with two different blazers.  One is a more nautical look and the other a trendier version.  Both looks can be worn for day or night and easily taken apart and worn many ways. Tip:  avoid tight fits – plaids are meant to be casual and easy to wear even if it’s a dress or skirt.

Handkerchief Hem Plaid Skirt – $88  | Two Tone Camisole – $40 | Smart Blazer – $90 | Leather Platforms  – $100 | Tote – $165

Handkerchief Hem Plaid Skirt – $88 | Cropped Blazer – $100 | Tee – $18 | Statement Necklace – $48 | Sam Edelman Allie Heels – $104 | Clutch – $155

 

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Revlon BB Cream Review

June 14, 2013 by  
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I’m far from being a expert in applying makeup but I am a busy mom who has a few tricks up my sleeve.  The key for me is to keep my makeup routine quick and easy, mostly because I’m up by 6:30 a.m. and out the door by 7 a.m. Below are my favorite six products that I apply in less than five minutes:

 

1. Loose powder foundation (it’s fool proof and keeps the oil to a minimum).

2. Bronzing powder. Besides using it on my cheeks I also dab it on my eyes in place of eyeshadow and even add a tad on my lips for a little tint.

3. Mascara. I use three coats but for me the key is to apply more towards the outer lashes and wiggle the brush inwards (it opens up the eye giving it a wide awake look).

4. A little bit of eyeliner on the upper and lower corners of the eyes.

5. White eye shadow applied to the corner of my eyes using a Q Tip for a brighter look.

6. Lip balm and lipgloss.  I apply the lip balm all over and use the lipgloss only on the center of my lips (it gives the illusion of a fuller lips).

During the summer I take it down a notch and only use a basic SPF 30 moisturizer, mascara and lipgloss.  I started using the loose powder foundation when I moved to Florida because it has a longer staying power against the humidity, but lately it’s been leaving my skin looking dull. Which is why I was so excited when I was offered the chance to review some of Revlon® new products like their new Photo Ready BB cream with SPF 30 and their super lustrous lipgloss and lipstick.

Revlon’s Photo Ready BB Cream offers a lot for the price: hydration like a moisturizer, a foundation like coverage, smooth like a primer and covers up flaws like a concealer (all while protecting your skin with SPF 30).  My skin is acne prone but also gets dry if I don’t hydrate, so when I applied the bb cream the first thing I noticed was the creamy, soft texture and how easy it was to blend into my skin.  I didn’t want to add too much of any other makeup products because I wanted to really see if it let me skin show through –  which happily it did.  The coverage was sheer and left a fresh face feel and look which is perfect for someone like me who likes to wear makeup but not look like I’m wearing it. Other observations include:

I wore the BB Cream all day running errands in a 90 degree/humid dyad it stood the test. It looked just as fresh from beginning to end (I just wish I could say the same about my hair!).

The lipgloss and lipstick shades are gorgeous!  I don’t normally wear such bold shades but these weren’t harsh.  The berry allure lipgloss (see below) was sheer and super shiny and the lipstick was overall very pretty and perfect for evenings.

Revlon has now gotten my beauty routine back on track and I’m officially hooked on the BB cream!

Revlon believes there is more than one way for women to be seen. Revlon’s heritage as a color authority and its suite of innovative products inspires women around the world to express themselves through beauty each and every day.

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

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