Summer Items 6/23/13

2. Emma Stine $89
3. Three Floor $209

 

Hey guys!

This is like a half inspiration post and a pieces-to-buy post.

I have no idea where the first or last pieces are from…but I know they are adorable. The first one is definitely from a one of the runway shows from the fall 2013 collections. I thought it was a great indication that there will be a lot of red for fall, as well as ornamented necklines. (Which is exciting)

THe second item is a beautiful shirt that can be worn with soo many things. It is a soft knit, so it can be worn during the summer, as well as transitioned into the fall. The hem is asymmetrical, and the oversized shirt is cut in a way that it is 1 size fits all (for the most part).  I found this at a great new website that I want to see more of, called emmastine.com

The third item is something you might want to buy for an occasion, seeing as it is more expensive. The dress itself is made out of textured cotton and the top is a mesh material. The bust of the dress and the skirt is lined with a luxe material that reminds you why you spend so much for these cutout dress. It is gorgeous for summer events, and even works for the fall. I found this at shopbop.com

The last item is one I found online and can’t quite locate. But you can find these almost anywhere. I love the graphic tees for summer because they can be worn with skirts, shorts, and over bathing suits. I found so many like this at Forever 21.

What do you think of these pieces?

-Heather

My Favorite Nail Color Right Now

Hey everyone!

I am looking for some new summer clothes and accessories, and I think the best accessory is what is on your nails!

As you know I have aztec neon printed nail stickers, so it may come as a shock to you that this dark blood red is my favorite color right now. The color is Ox Blood by Essie.

While I do love bright pops of color of summer, I have been into really dark pieces. Everyone expects thin white materials, neon bathing suits, and fun nails and sunglasses. But wearing dark tank tops, and rich colors like burgundy and gold are unexpected and very edgy.

This color can also go really well with some monochromatic outfits. The runways were filled with black and white, blocking and stripes. The bold patterns will make this nail color look extremely sexy and chic.

What do you think of this nail color?

-Heather

Memorial Day Outfits

It is officially Memorial Day Weekend, and now we can sit back and relax with family. But depending on the weather and the parties you’re going to, you might need some outfit ideas. So here they are!

If you have family outings like the family in Wedding Crashers that is super preppy, than the first outfit is perfect. I love the nautical stripes! Very all-American.

For the rainier, colder areas, the second outfit is key. There have been bad storms a lot of places, and even where I live is getting a cold front. So the cardigan over a flannel and t-shirt is chic and still keeps you warm.

For the hotter areas, I love the third outfit. VERY all-American, with a nice American flag. This will definitely keep you cool, and also has a very casual holiday-weekend feel.

The last outfit I picked because I just love a fancy outfit as well. So if there are any fancy affairs you have to go to, I thought this was so pretty. The lace skirt is polished, but the loose button-up is casual enough for a long weekend event.

What are you planning on wearing this Memorial Day weekend?

-Heather

Best Ways to Dress for Spring (And Keep it Fresh)

1. Use Something Comfy
2. Be Trendy
3. Black and White

 

So some of the spring styles are predictable (like pastels) and some were a bit more surprising! (Like black and white)

I have shown the top three things to do with your outfits this spring to keep feeling fresh.

1. The first thing to do is to go for something comfy. Today, in Massachusetts, it is gloomy and it should rain soon. Instead of wearing all the bright  and sheer and flowy sping styles I just bought, I opted for ripped jeans and a big grey t-shirt (my boyfriend’s actually) with boots and a cardigan. Spring can be unpredictable with cold and rainy weather. So when you feel like you don’t wanna dress all the way up on those cloudy days, dress up a sweater, sweatshirt, t-shirt, etc. Comfy clothes with can looked polished if they are worn the right way.

2. The next thing to do is to try all the trends, honestly. There will be ones that you don’t get or you think are unflattering. But you really don’t know until you try. The biggest trends are pale pastels, bright neons, lace, miniskirts, leather, etc. Many of these things sound great, and then don’t look so good when you put them on. All trends are made for different body types, so see which ones work for you! When you buy a lot of trendy items, it will make dressing up everyday fun instead of a task that you would rather scratch and throw on sweats. (We all do it.)

3. The last thing is one that I probably do the most. Black and white. And luckily, black and white (especially in a pattern) was huge on the spring runways. Living in the Northeast, wearing all black is a pretty common thing. But I also like to throw whites in when I can. It is always classy, and black is the most flattering color for every body type. Leather black leggings with a black and white striped shirt or sweater can always look chic, and can be worn with converse, booties, pumps, flats. The possibilities are endless. This is one trend that is always easy.

What are your solutions to keeping your spring wear fresh?

-Heather

Spring Hair

Well everyone, these seem to be the hottest hair styles/colors right now. How is everyone’s Easter? I hope full of yummy food.

The first hair is a pastel pink. This is really popular with that grungy/hipster style. I really like it! Blacks and dark colors worn would look great with that pink.

The second one is Mila Kunis (love her) with a chocolate brown color. It looks beautiful with tan skin for spring. It is less darling but solo gorgeous. This would also look good with black flawy pieces of clothing for spring.

The last is a very interesting color. At brightest, it has a strawberry color, and at its darkest, it looks like a burgundy. There are some cranberry colors in it, and the whole thing looks beautiful. I would say black slouchy sweaters with shorts for spring would look awesome. (as you can tell, I’m transitioning my blacks for the warmer weather)

What do you think?

-Heather

Hair Style Trend For Spring

Hey everyone!

When I did my post about winter into spring hairstyles and colors, I got excellent feedback, so thank you for that!

What I also got were a few questions regarding what I predicted would be the biggest hair trend for spring. So I needed some time to think about this.

What I posted were mostly blonde hair colors, and that is pretty typical for spring. But the more I looked into where spring trends and advertisements were going, I changed my mind.

Now don’t hold me to this, I could be wrong, but this is just a prediction. (I am usually good at it though) My predictions are that this beautiful red-brown color. It is amazing against spring florals, pale pink and sea foam green pastels, and white lace and blazers. It isn’t completely dark (like my hair…) and it isn’t so light that it gets lost in the lighter spring tones.

While blonde and black hair can also be done so well with spring styles, this red-brown is a pretty good in-between place where girls might feel safe doing it. It’s subtle, and very very pretty.

I also predict that the longer curls will be trending as well. It softens the clothes one wears, making it extra-girly for spring.

Yes, Miley Cyrus may have chopped off her hair and bleached it, and many other may too, but I believe a beautiful brown with red tints and long luscious curls will be what is seen everywhere throughout this winter into spring.

Feedback, as always, is welcome! Thank you guys 🙂

-Heather

Another Item of the Day…

Hello everyone, I know I posted those beautiful rings, but I had to show you these shoes. These red lace up pumps are from BDOODAH and are on sale for $23.99 (yes, you read that correctly). They are patent leather and suede, and have laces that go up the front. Excellent for any occasion honestly. Here’s the link:

http://www.bdoodah.com/collections/shoes/products/au10081326-1x

The only color they come in is red, but hey, why not be bold?

Again, happy shopping everyone!

-Heather

Cool Transitions

Hello everyone!

I think one of the hardest things for me to do is figure out with what temperature I’m supposed to wear things, and when to wear winter jackets, when to wear tights, when to not wear peep toes, ah! It’s a bunch of trial and error if you ask me. So I thought I would talk about what I usually do when transitioning from cool weather, to cold weather, to freezing.

Here in this outfit, is something i would wear if it was at least less than 50 degrees out. I would consider that a (very nice) winter peacoat. The leggings, the scarf, and the snow (obviously) tell you that this is for the colder months that are up ahead. But what about in-between?

70’s-When it starts getting to be fall and we’re in the low 70s weather, I tend to start wearing leggings or jeans with tank tops or tee shirts. I don’t usually wear any jackets or anything around this time.

65-70 Usually around the upper 60’s I start wearing a jacket that I’m prepared to take off when it gets a little warmer in the afternoon. I still wear jeans and things, but I balance with less on top, like a tank or tee. If I wear a skirt or a dress, I usually bring a jacket or a sweater to keep the chill off.

60-65 This is basically what was all last week in Massachusetts. This is the typical fall weather, where i wear heavier sweaters and trench coats that I plan on keeping on all day. I start wearing heavier scarves and leaving my summer ones behind. This is when I stop with any peep toe or sandal type of heel or shoe.

50-60 This is actually what it has been like today and yesterday, very cold! I haven’t worn any winter coats yet, but I do wear heavier jackets and sweaters, and I ensure to have something on my legs when i wear skirts and dresses, like tights or leggings. I start bundling up and wearing more and more scarves and bring coffee to school. (Coffee, in my opinion, is an accessory!)

Anything below 50 degrees, means I am wearing a winter jacket. On the normal sunny days, I will wear a winter jacket and maybe leggings like in this picture. If it’s colder out because of wind or cloudy skies, I will opt for some leather fancy gloves to keep my warm. But if it’s especially windy or raining, I will bundle up with a huge scarf, knit gloves, a hat, anything to keep me warm!

This is my main layout of how I dress when it gets colder. I hope it helps some of you out! I know not all places are the same when it gets to be fall, but if the temperatures are similar to your climate, you can use this!