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Current Obsession: Metallic Flats

 

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(Left to Right) Pierre Hardy loafer, $560 / Miu Miu leather shoes, $341 / STELLA McCARTNEY oxford shoes, $925 /Forever 21 Gold shoes, $30 / Fendi flat shoes, $395

Metallic and iridescent pieces are going to be hot this spring and summer. If you’re not ready to go all out on the statement piece, it’s easy to incorporate this trend into your shoe collection. “Loafers” weren’t necessarily an item that I would reach for while shopping. However, designers are revamping the look of loafers with a modern minimalistic design. These puppies are definitely a staple every wardrobe should have! Embracing this trend will definitely vamp up your work wardrobe and will translate well during nightlife as well. I’m obsessed with this trend because it’s so easy to embrace and it’s super fun. I purchased the forever 21 rose gold loafers and I love them!! They bring so much personality to a look, whether it’s casual or professional. Below are some options and different designs that will help you embrace this trend. When reaching for a metallic or iridescent shoe you don’t always have to go with the typical gold, rose gold or silver. This trend also comes in super fun shades like magenta and teal, so it’s easy to choose something your comfortable with and something that will compliment your style. Below are two options on how to style your new funky loafers.

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Delpozo Poplin shirt, $950 / Pala D’Oro Sleeveless cape, $55 / Apiece Apart white and black pants, $180 / Miu Miu leather shoes, $341 / Home decor, $6.06

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Black Five Asymmetric-Hem Sweater, $29.99 / H&M blue jeans, $23 / Pierre Hardy loafer, $560 / Linda Farrow mirror sunglasses, $1,220

I cannot wait to see how you style your metallic/iridescent shoes! Comment below if you have any questions!

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Halloween Tricks and Treats!

Happy Halloween Dolls!

Halloween is the day everyone gets to dress up and be their alter ego. Some people like to go all out and wear scary or sexy costumes, while others like to keep it simple and opt for a simple outfit. For the festivities for tonight and this weekend I will be sharing some tricks and treats to keep your Halloween effective and easy for people who want to dress up and others who want to keep it simple!

To start off lets talk about some treats. As said before some people decide to get dressed up in costumes and go all out. While others might want to keep it a little more simple. To embrace the Halloween spirit there are a couple of ways to feel festive without all of the heavy makeup and skimpy costumes. I decided to put two looks together to cater to two different events while staying holiday appropriate while staying simple.

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Bloody Chic

The first look, Bloody Chic“, is the perfect outfit for a dinner and then a night on the town. Since you don’t want to get all dressed up, this is a great time to try out a look you normally wouldn’t. This is definitely an outfit I love, however it’s out of my comfort zone. I decided to make the statement piece this feather jacket. On this spooky night this jacket will be super warm, while also giving character to this outfit. The jacket is perfect because it’s something out of the ordinary for this fun holiday. I decided to pair this look with a black leather skirt and platform ankle boots. To amp this Halloween look up, I accessorized with a cat detailed hat, red and black gems, and red lips. All of these accessories completes this bloody and chic look. Here’s where you can get all of the items in this look:

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Crisp Bunny

The second look, Crisp Bunny“, is the perfect outfit if you’re looking for something that’s simple and class/work appropriate without being over the top. I have been in love with lace bunny ears ever since Rihanna sported them with Chanel. I thought it was the perfect piece to base this simple Halloween look. To go with the bunny theme, I decided to start this outfit off with a cozy fuzzy sweater, some lightly distressed boyfriend jeans, and some black leather ankle boots. To give this look some Halloween accents I accessorized with orange nail polish and lipstick, as well as some black gems. Even though this look is super simple, the lace bunny ears and orange and black accessories ties in this holiday in an effortless way. Below I will list where you can snag these items:

After putting on your costume or your everyday look, it’s important to complete it with the perfect makeup. To cap off this post I will share 5 tricks to make sure your makeup lasts all night, whether you’re wearing a full face or an everyday look.

  1. If you’re sporting a bight or dark lipstick it’s hard to make sure it won’t smudge all over your face during the night. To make sure your color choice stays on your lips, prep your lips with some concealer. Then outline your lips with a lipliner. This will make sure your lipstick won’t bleed off of your lips.
  2. If you’re wearing heavy makeup you want to keep your foundation matte the whole night. It will suck when you take pictures and it flash shows how oily your t zone is. To prevent that from happening, after your apply your foundation use a fluffy brush to apply some translucent loose power. This will keep your t zone matte and oily free.
  3. When applying heavy face makeup you want to keep your eyebrows from showing through. To make sure your eyebrows stay in place or hidden, simply use Elmer’s glue stick. This slicks down those eyebrow hairs and keep them in place. It also makes it easier to cover those eyebrows when applying heavy foundation or face paint. Bonus: Using Elmer’s glue also helps create wrinkles.
  4. For this year, if you’re planning to be a zombie, vampire, or anything that includes wounds or open cuts there’s an easy way to make those appear real. First draw your cut or bite marks with black pencil eyeliner. Then go over the marks with a deep red eyeshadow, make sure you smudge out the marks to make it appear as a fresh cut. This deep color will give the look of a fresh cut, now just add blood!
  5. To add extra drama to any look, casual or extreme there are a variety of lashes you can choose from! You can stay safe with a pair of demi wispys or you can visit Sephora or MAC and look at their over the top options.

I hope you have enjoyed these Halloween tricks and treats. To all of my readers, be creative, be safe, have fun, and have a happy Halloween!

Best, Jair xx

Trendy Tuesday: The Sweatshirt

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This past weekend I have been thinking of ways to post more content that you love. Since creating this blog, I have posted different topics and to say the least one of your favorites were complete trend looks. To keep my lovely readers happy, I’ve decided to do “Trendy Tuesday”. Every Tuesday I will create a post on how to style one trend. The post will include a luxury look and a look that’s affordable.

To kick off our first Trendy Tuesday, I will speak about an item everyone has in their closet. The stylish sweatshirt.

Even though this garment is usually associated with lounge clothes, it is definitely in this fall. This simple garment is super easy to style and is perfect because you should already have one in your wardrobe. If not, go and buy one NOW! The sweatshirt has been featured on the runway for Fall 2013, it is a great alternative if you’re tired of sporting knit sweaters. Using the sweatshirt as a large component of your wardrobe for the fall and winter will be easy. It’s a versatile garment and you can style it anyway you’d like. For this trend I have prepared two looks, one with a print and another with just a basic solid pullover sweatshirt.

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Look #1: This outfit is perfect for a chilly day. The colors of this look make it easy to transition from day to night, and is perfect for a causal Friday look.

The first look I have created caters to everyone who has a bigger spending budget. This look features a sweater with a bold, yet neutral pattern as the main focus. I loved this sweater because it was a piece that stood out, however you could wear it more than once. I decided to pair this look with a simple pair of black jeans, black booties, and some sunglasses. I loved this outfit because it is an easy way to be casual and comfy, while remaining put together and chic.

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Look #2: This look is a little more dressy. The white in this look is a perfect combo for a fall or winter look. This is definitely something you can wear to work or out for drinks with some friends.

The second look I created is perfect for a college student. While in school I understand we have a smaller budget and we need to look put together while staying super comfortable. I am in love with this look because even though it’s super casual and easy to put together, it’s a look that looks polished. For this look I paired a simple sweatshirt with a pair of white jeans and some black chunky boots. The accessories bring some color back into the outfit as well as completes the outfit.

Those are my two looks for todays Trendy Tuesday! After reading this post if you do not have a sweatshirt, go snag one! You will fall in love with how easy these outfits are and how comfortable they are. Any sweatshirt will definitely become a fall and winter essential! I hope you have enjoyed reading this post! Stay tuned for more posts!

Best, Jair xx