Striped Dress For Day & Night

January 28, 2013 by  
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Cooler weather means I get to layer!  My favorite piece to layer, and the easiest one, has always been my army green anorak from Ross (also seen here).  I wear it every chance I get and believe it or not the army green color can be used as a neutral making it super easy to incorporate into many outfits.  This time I decided to pair my anorak with my striped dress for a day time look that I easily dressed up by removing the jacket, adding animal print heels and turning belt around.

Day

Night

What I’m Wearing:

Striped Puff Sleeve Dress $12.80 (also seen here) from Forever 21

Anorak from Ross

Animal Print/Red Patent Belt (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s

Black Heels (also seen here) $70 at Yesstyle

3 Bangles c/o Twisted Silver

Brown Hobo Bag c/o Lucky Brand

Black Satchel from Forever21

Animal Print Heels (also seen here) – $14.99 from Target.com

Metal Aviators from Ross

Insta Shots

I received compensation from Yesstyle to purchase items of my choosing to review. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Polka Dot Skirt Worn 3 Ways

January 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I don’t know what it is about Target but it sucks me in every time!  This weekend I managed to get out and do a little shopping for myself.  It’s actually really rare that I go shopping just for me – usually it’s for the kids or for food – but when I do get the time to shop I go hard! 🙂  Anyway, I was going through Target’s clearance section and found every single item I’m wearing in the picture here (minus the cardigan,shoes and tights) on sale for under $50.  My two favorite pieces are the polka dot and lace skirt and the metallic gold satchel.  I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.

What I’m Wearing:

xhilaration Polka Dot Skirt – $13.98 from Target

Merona Black Tee – $7 from Target

Mossimo Gold Satchel – $8.98 from Target

Green Belt – $5.98

Tights c/o ShaToBu

Caspian Necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Oxfords by Sam & Libby

Pale Pink Ring $3 from Charlotte Russe

Bracelets $5 from Forever21

Classic Longline Cardigan  (also seen here) – $18.50

Blazer (also seen here)– $19.99 at Macy’s

Vince Camuto heels (also seen here) $30 at Dillard’s

 

Movie Night!

July 24, 2012 by  
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I bought these studded flats by Steve Madden from TJ Maxx (seen here) last week and decided to wear them out to the movies…but I was going out afterwards so I paired the flats with a little black dress and a denim cropped jacket.  Such an easy day to night outfit!  After the movies I just swapped out the flats for platforms (also seen here), removed the denim jacket and pulled out a studded clutch from my bag.

 

 

 

 

 

What I’m Wearing

Cropped denim jacket from American Eagle (similar version here), LBD dress for only $10 from Marshalls, studded flats by  Steve Madden only $50 from TJ Maxx, Michelle Valle convertible bag c/o meetmark.com, platform wedges c/o Shoeprivee (also seen here), studded oversized clutch c/o Yesstyle (no longer available), bracelets are a mix of vintage and ones I bought from Francesca’s Collection and Charlotte Russe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received compensation from Yesstyle to purchase items of my choosing to review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Belleza From Day to Night

June 22, 2012 by  
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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.

Your Hair
“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.

Your Makeup
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.

Your Outfit
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.



By Ivette Manners for Las Fabulosas

Ivette Manners is a beauty writer and contributor to Las Fabulosas.

Three Sexy Summer Looks From GUESS

June 18, 2012 by  
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If you haven’t heard, GUESS is celebrating 30 sexy years of innovative designs, pride, and success with the release of a limited-edition women’s capsule collection in stores and online.

I was asked by GUESS to put together a couple of summer looks with some of my favorite pieces. The summer line is amazing, and I immediately gravitated toward the animal-print jeans, accessories, and heels. They scream sexy and fun, which to me is what GUESS is all about. Check out some of my looks—just perfect for your summer … day or night!

For my first look I chose the funky animal-print skinny jeans, a white tank, blue heels, a classic quilted chain bag, and a gold bracelet.  I went with these pieces because they’re easy to transition between seasons and versatile enough to mix and match with our basic pieces (even for work).

Brittney Ankle Skinny Jeans—Zebra Overdrive

Alyssa Sleeveless Tank

Mipolia Pumps

Wide Fringe Bracelet

Quilted Leather Mini Bag

I’m a big believer in buying pieces that are on trend but not overly trendy, because I like to get the most out of every selection. So for my second choice I once again went with a day-to-night outfit composed of a flirty dress, a denim jacket, platform heels, and a classic boyfriend watch (for a masculine feel), and I once again opted for the classic quilted chain bag.  Notice that the pieces in both these outfits can be swapped out and worn in different ways (and, because a woman can never have too many shoes, I chose a different pair!).  Check it out below!

 Kaitlyn Dress

Denim Cropped Jacket

Edee 2 High-Heel Sandals

Rose-Gold Watch

Quilted Leather Mini Bag

Brittney Ankle Skinny Jeans—Zebra Overdrive

Alyssa Sleeveless Tank

Quilted Leather Mini Bag

Rose-Gold Watch

Casta Jelly Sandal

About GUESS? Inc.

Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today GUESS designs, markets, and distributes full collections of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand into a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the United States and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store, GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information about GUESS at www.guess.com.

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

 

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Zoe Saldana’s Look for Less!

January 25, 2012 by  
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Love Zoe Saldana! Her outfit is simple with a sexy edge making it great for either work or night (with tons of mix and match options).  Get Zoe’s look for less from Delia’s, J Crew, Kmart and much more!!

Blazer – $27.80 at Forever21.com

Skirt – $14.99 at Delias.com

Booties – $49.99 at Modcloth.com

Handbag – $46.55 at Asos.com

Sunglasses – $5.80 at Forever21.com

Necklace – $18.99 at Kmart.com

Nail Polish – $8 at Nordstrom.com

 

 

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