All My Must Have Beauty Products for Fall 2019

Fall Beauty Inspiration
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New season, new makeup right?

As much as I love summer, I have to admit Fall makeup is my fave. I welcome the chance to get moodier and more dramatic with my looks. Plus I’ve become a major lipstck afficionado the past few years and Fall is the perfect time to embrace deep dark shades that make my favorite feature pop! I’m not sure how my Fall makeup looks will play out in LA, but am excited about playing with new trends and products. My instinct is that because of the weather here it will be much later in the season before I can really break out stuff like deep emerald eyeshadows and matte berry lips. But I’m excited to play with more transitional looks in the meantime! Here are some beauty trends I’ve noticed popping up for Fall, and how I plan to incorporate them into my makeup routine.

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Naturally Flawless Foundation with a Radiant Finish

The days of heavy matte foundation are pretty much over! I am definitely guilty of layering it on and powdering heavily, even baking, to keep my beat in place. Since LA is much drier than NY I’m not as worried about my makeup melting away, and my skin is so much better behaved so I don’t need as much coverage. I’ve played with tinted moisturizers which are great for casual, no makeup makeup days, but I still like to look more polished on a daily. Luckily there are a slew of lighter weight liquid foundations on the market that are designed to look like your skin, just way better. Blend with a damp brush or sponge for a lighter, more sheer finish. And don’t forget your primer and concealer! My foundation routine really would not be complete without them.

Jewel Toned Eyeshadow Palettes & Liners

One thing I’ve been playing with is monochromatic eye looks. I love the look of pairing a bold colorful shadow look with a sweep of liner in a complimentary shade to really seal the deal. For summer I’ve been living for the Fenty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio, which pairs pretty perfectly with some of my favorite hues in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette. I’m not ure which liner I’ll be turning to for Fall, but I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the Jackie Aina x ABH Palette. Jackie has been one of my YouTube favorites for years and the colors in this palette are gorgeous. Plus with the consistent quality of ABH shadows, I know this will be an instant classic.

Lightly Stained Lips

I love my lipsticks and tend to go for bold color. But something about LA life makes me want to lighten it up. Not saying I’ll be sticking to nudes or glosses, but will be playing more with lipstains and tints. I like the idea of a hint of color instead of the full blast, but definitely keeping the nice deep berrys and bold reds that I love.

Let me know what beauty products and trends you guys are getting into for Fall, and shop my picks for each trend below!


3 Key Pieces to Make Summer Dressing A Breeze!

Summer Outfit Ideas

We’re just about a week away from the unofficial start of summer! Memorial Day weekend is about to kick off and since it’s time to spend more time having fun in the sun, I wanted to share my quick and easy #OOTD formula to make getting ready a breeze! If you consider yourself a lazy dresser but want to play with separates instead of throwing on a tired sundress, stay tuned for one of my go to outfit combinations!

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Even though my boyfriend despises them, I am absolutely obsessed with mom jeans! They are so comfy and chic, and give you an instant cool girl vibe. I rock them with everything from crop tops and bodysuits in spring and summer, and sweaters and blazers for cooler months. My favorite pairs are in medium wash denim and a pale blue that is perfect for summer. Add a feminine printed blouse and you are ready to go!

I’ve also been really into clear plastic totes! It sounds crazy but they are surprisngly chic. It also gives me a chance to get more of my pretty clutches into regular rotation since I stash anything I don’t want fully visible in one of them then pop it in the tote. Plus they are super affordable, with mine going for under $30 on Amazon!

Let me know your go-to pieces for summer and how you style them! And shop the story below!

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3 Affordable Fashion Sites to Shop for Summer!

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Guess what guys! I did my first podcast! Yes, yours truly made a guest appearance on the Starengu podcast this week. We discussed my favorite in flight beauty rituals and how I juggle my demanding day job with my side hustle as a blogger/influencer. And of course we chatted a bit about shopping and fashion. I love curating a wardrobe that is timeless and adaptable. However I do like to sprinkle in trendy pieces seasonally for quick easy updates.

Since it was so great discussing on the podcast, I decided to give you guys a bit more info on some of my favorite and most affordable fast fashion sites. Check out my top 4 below!

Shein

Shein is a classic Instagram fashion site with thousands of items at prices as low as $5! Sizing can be hit or miss, but I've found that with careful measurements and maybe a quick stop at your local tailor you can make a cheapie dress look like a million (ok fine maybe a hundred) bucks! I’ve shopped the site several times and am rarely disappointed.

Just don't even think about retuning,  the cost and time it will take to ship isnt worth it. Sell on Poshmark or give to a friend and move on.

Also at checkout you'll have the option to pay a small fee to insure your package, which I suggest you do. If you don't take the insurance you are on your own in case the package gets lost or stolen. Its usually under $3 depending on the order total so a small price to pay for peace of mind. 

Amazon

Amazon has a crazy wide selection of affordable, fashionable items and most are super cheap and include prime shipping. Just be prepared to browse patiently because the search results are extensive and navigation isn't the easiest. But I've found everything from stylish, sexy swimwear to dresses,  and even the perfect clear plastic tote. If you are nervous about fit/sizing just turn on the free returns filter as you start browsing. 

Showpo

I worked with Showpo earlier this year and they are a great fashion find! The Australian retailer sells a huge assortment of products at low prices and with fast shipping. Everything I got looked just as expected and is surprisingly great quality considering their low prices. Plus the shipping is pretty fast and returns are allowed, but for store credit only and shipping is on you, so shop carefully!

Let me know yor fave fast fashion sites, and don’t forget to tune into the Starengu podcast to hear the full interview!

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How to Wear Stripes for Summer and My Fave Styles Under $50

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Happy May! We are one step closer to summer and I can’t wait for the season’s long sun-drenched days. This summer I’m looking forward to plenty of beach days, rooftop dinners, and of course, pool parties! 

To get ready for the most fun season of the year, I’ve been thinking about how to spice up my wardrobe. I can’t spend a ton because I’m in the midst of redecorating, but I want to make some small wardrobe updates this season and find new trends to rock. Obviously, florals are everywhere for Spring & Summer, but I wanted to add a few unexpected pieces into the rotation. 

If you’ve had mixed feelings about stripes give them a second chance! The pattern can be as bold or subtle as you want and is just as flattering whether you rock it on a dress, a top, or accessories. Go bright with assorted colors or play with neutrals, like this brown and cream striped number I got at Macys. The chiffon fabric is easy breezy, and I love that the long sleeves give you just a bit of coverage in case the temperature drops after sunset. Plus the sash belt adds just a bit of extra romance to the look. 

I wore it with a pair of clunky flatforms to contrast the feminine style of the dress, but it would be just as chic with sneakers or block heeled sandals. I also love a classic cabana striped top, and the print is great on a scarf or summer tote. If you are feeling adventurous you can mix and match stripes with another print, like a plaid or floral. Just keep the color palette and scale of the print in mind!  

Since I never spend a lot on trendy items or summer clothing, I dug around the internet and found some of the cutest striped pieces all under $50. Just don’t wear them all together! 

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3 Spring Trends! Get the Looks Under $100

Spring in NYC

Spring is officially here, even though it doesn’t exactly feel like it in NY! I’m sure things will pick up in the next few weeks, but I’m not waiting for the warm weather to get my wardrobe ready. You guys know I’m not a big shopper, and since I didn’t get almost anything new last Spring, my closet is looking a little dusty. Here are a few trends, I’m super excited about for Spring, and don’t worry – none of them include florals! 

Striped Dress Trend for Spring

The Stripe Trend for Spring

Stripes are the new floral this season. Wear bold ones, or neutral like this midi dress from Shop Red Dress. They are just as cute whether they are vertical or horizontal, so work them into your looks with dresses, shirts, and even bottoms or accessories

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Girly Dresses for Spring

Feminine Detailed Dresses for Spring

Girly is back again, and I’m here for it! Think sweet ruffles, bow detailing, and soft, feminine colors for Spring. Pair a dress that is shorter or has a sexier fit with sneakers or penny loafers to lend a more casual vibe. 

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Hair Accessories Spring Trend

I’ve noticed the hair accessories trend sweeping the blogs and runways so I’m testing it out! I usually keep my hair styles pretty simple, but this season is a fun time to test out a new look. Think bold hair clips, cute headscarves, and piled up bobby pins. 

 

Denim Dress Trend

New Denim Trend for Spring 

Denim is a wardrobe staple, but this season I’ve been playing with more interesting ways to wear it. I fashioned this dress from an oversized trucker jacket and love it! It’s great for days when it’s just a little too chilly and a jacket is necessary. You can get the look with any oversized, boyfriend cut jacket, and just add your favorite belt. 

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Let me know what trends you are most excited about and shop the story below! 

Spring Trend Style Guide

 

 

3 Spring Beauty Trends To Try Now

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It’s almost the first day of Spring!

Even though I haven’t done much shopping, I’m thinking more about freshening up my makeup routine for the new season. I’ll be playing with more color, soft neutrals with a romantic touch, and going with more natural glam looks for every day. Here are a few trends I’m working into my beauty rotation

Natural Eyelashes

I loooove falsh eyelashes and my favorite pairs are on the dramatic side. However I’ve been toning them down lately and wearing them less. I still get a flirty feminine look from layering on mascara carefully, scraping off excess product along the tube before each coat so it doesn’t clump. But it is kind of refreshing playing with a more natural, fresh faced look.

Monochromatic Makeup

Monochromtic dressing has been a fashion staple for awhile, so why not copy the same trend in your makeup. I love layering varying shades of soft pink between eyes, cheeks, and lips. Pop in some gold or champagne highlighter to round out the look and add a soft glow.

Neon Lips

I love rocking bold color, but the hues that I’m getting excited about our over the top. Keep them matte since a neon gloss will start to look costumey. And keep the application perfectly precise! The last thing you want is neon smeared all over your face. Use a brush to keep the edges clean and use concealor and powder to set the area around your lips and keep the color in place.

What are you most excited about for Spring? Let me know what trends you’ll be rocking!

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Oldies But Goodies - 5 Pieces I Wear on Repeat That Still Spark Joy

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As a fashion blogger, you are expected to have a revolving wardrobe of brand new on trend pieces to show off every season. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you may have noticed that I don’t post about shopping too often - simply because I hate it! Seriously, I am not a fan of shopping. It takes a lot to get me excited about shopping for new items, and these days I’ve been more focused on spending on travel and exercise, less on clothes. With the exception of a few Savage x Fenty orders, I haven’t almost anything new for Spring yet!

I’ve been doing some KonMari style home reorganization and that got me thinking of some of my favorite pieces that I wear on repeat. Here are some pics of me rocking some old gems that still spark joy! Hopefully this post encourages you to shop your closet and play with fun new ways to rock your favorite oldies but goodies.

Red Knit Skirt

This Alexander Wang knit skirt is so me! It fits perfectly, is sporty and sexy and looks just as great with heels as it does with sneakers. It’s also special to me because it’s the first time I walked into Barney’s and bought something for myself full price. No looking for dupes or scouring the web for discount codes. I don’t splurge on material goods often, but it was kind of a pat on my back for how hard I had been hustling.

Mums Handmade Knit Sweater

This Mum’s Handmade sweater had been on my list for ages! I got one of their amazing pink cardigans over a year ago, and got this baby when they had a summer sale. The knits are pricey and knockoffs are plentiful, but once you see it you will be amazed. It’s the perfect piece that is both trendy and classic, and will last for years with proper care.

Sergio Rossi Furry Shoes

Have you ever seen shoes like this??? These are from my days at Sergio Rossi when we got a glorious product allowance. I definitely don’t wear them a lot because they are sooo extra but they are the most unique thing I own and will be in my closet forever.

Pink Tulle Skirt and Black Blazer

And finally my pink tulle and chiffon skirt and black tuxedo jacket. I picked up the skirt on the High Street in London back in like 2010! And it still looks as good as it did the day I fell in love with it. The jacket is from the H&M/Isabel Marant collab from 2013. It’s so cool and classic and a piece that is still in heavy rotation.

Take a look at your closet and think about the pieces that mean the most to you and new ways to style them! Not only is it friendly to the environment and your wallet, it’s pretty damn fun!

Shopping Your Closet to Spark Joy

How to Mix Prints and Make it Work!

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It’s my first post of 2019! I realized I haven’t done an outfit post in quite some time, so wanted to kick off my content for the new year with one of my favorite topics - fashion trends and how to wear them.

Hope you guys are recovering nicely from the New Year’s Eve festivities and are ready to jump into the new year. If you made any 2019 style resolutions, why not start kicking them off? I love experimenting with trends, and mixing prints has always been one of my favorites. It can be a tricky look to pull off, but when done correctly makes your look unforgettable.

There are a few things to know when mixing prints to keep from looking crazy. One thing to remember is to keep the color families similar and not too bold. Mixing both prints and colors can put you in the doing too much zone, and you want to keep it chic and stylish. I also prefer to keep the prints in a similar size/scale for balance. In the look above, I paired a grey snakeskin maxi dress from Zara with a vintage blue plaid coat. The grey and blue play nicely together and both prints aren’t too big or too small, so they work well when paired. Keep the rest of the look clean to let your prints stand out. I went for classic, minimal jewelry and simple black booties with a chunky heel.

Let me know how you feel about the print mixing trend, and shop the look below!

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Nail the Trend! How to Rock Head to Toe Velvet

Who has a crush on velvet?

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Me, obviously! I can't get enough of the lush fabric, especially when it comes in a lush jewel tone. I got an amazing burgundy velvet jumpsuit from Pretty Little Thing a few weeks ago and have been scouting and shopping for more since then!

I was instantly obsessed with this velvet suit from Zara. Talk about a winning combo! There is something soft and drapey about the pants and jacket, lending a sophisticated pajama vibe to the look. I styled it with a statement belt instead of the coordinating sash that came with the jacket. It adds a little bit of a boss lady feel to the finished look. You could layer a stylish bralette underneath the jacket and let it peek out a bit, or just wrap it tight and go like I did! Just don't forget to add heels!

If a full body velvet look is too much for your taste, you can always style the pieces separately. The jacket would look fab with jeans or a simple black dress,  and you can easily pair the pants with a cozy knit sweater or classic white blouse. Velvet mini skirts or dresses are also adorable with tights and flat loafers. Shop this look and some of my favorite velvet pieces below!


And let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more videos on the blog! I typically share them on Instagram but can definitely post more here as well!



How to Style Leopard: 4 Do's and Don'ts for Rocking the Trend!

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Still feeling catty!

You guys already know leopard print is one of the hottest trends this season. It makes a comeback every few years, and is back in full force for Fall 2018. I’ve been wearing the print on dresses, coats, and shoes and love it pretty much every time! If you feel like it may not be for you or you are not sure how to pull it off, check out some of my do’s and don’ts for rocking the trend!

 

Do: Keep it Classic

The print is trendy enough, so no need to wear it on an anything too extra. Think simple, elegant heels, timeless shift or wrap dresses, and of course, jackets. Avoid mixing leopard and another trend since it can start to venture into gaudy territory.

 

Don’t: Let It Get Costumey

I’ve seen leopard on a lot of amazing pieces, and a lot of things that look like they came from the Halloween section at Ricky’s. Unless the goal is to actually look like you are going to a costume party, avoid leopard print on tight jumpsuits or bodycon dresses. Not saying it’s an impossible look to pull off, but it is a challenging one and really not accessible. 

 

Do: Accessorize with It

If you aren’t sure how you would look in leopard printed clothing, a safe way to try the trend is with accessories! Think a classic bag, scarf, or heels that you could rock with everything from jeans to a little black dress. Even look for jackets that have a chic leopard lining if you don’t want to go all out!

 

Don’t: Wear it head to toe

Leopard is a statement print – it will get noticed. I personally wouldn’t wear more than 1 leopard print item at a time, and even then only if they were the exact same print. Mixing and matching different versions of the print or wearing it in multiple ways at once is a definite don’t!

How to Style Leopard Print

 

How do you feel about the leopard trend? Let me know what you think and shop the story below!

 

 

Sweater Weather is Here!

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Can you believe it’s about to be October! I feel like summer just flashed by and now before you know it we’ll be putting up the Christmas tree and wrapping presents! Even though I wish summer 18 never would have ended, I have to admit Fall has its charm. The stunning colored leaves, crisp air, and of course the fashion. Fall dressing means you can get a little more serious and a little more dressed up, and pull out luxe fabrics and standout knits. I mean does anything really beat the perfect knit sweater??? This one is from one of my favorite Instagram brands – Mum’s Handmade.

One look at their feed full of incredibly stylish women in all eyes on me chunky knits and you will be obsessed. My first one was a pretty pink cardigan that I splurged on after getting a nice bonus last year, and it still looks just as amazing as it did the first day I got it. Then when they had a sale over the summer, I decided to grab one of their knit sweater dresses in classic black. They rarely discount so I jumped at the chance to get one on sale, and it’s finally chilly enough for me to actually wear it! And when it cools off even more I can rock it with tights or jeans to give me legs some coverage.

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If this sweater was way too far out of your price range, or you aren’t a fan of dealing with international shipping, check out a few of my other favorite sweaters for the season below!

What are you most excited about for Fall? 

Meow! The Perfect Leopard Dress

Leopard Maxi Dress

Leopard is having a moment! From the runways to every street style post seen over NYFW, the print is suddenly back in fashion. I’ve always been a huge fan of leopard print clothing, so it’s nice to see it making a comeback in so many new ways. I love seeing new takes on this hot print on tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, and of course shoes and accessories!

Maxi dresses are another go to of mine! I got this amazing leopard maxi dress from Boutique Feel, after seeing it on Pinterest and I love the silhouette. It is a statement making one, with the semi low-cut neckline and sheer, flowing bottom.

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I layered it with a black bralette just for a bit of coverage but you can definitely leave that out, especially if you are hitting the town for a night out. Just add a classic handbag and killer shades and you are all set. And when the temps cool off you can rock it with a jacket or cardi layered on top or a long sleeve knit underneath.

If you want to nail the look, shop some this look and some of my favorite dresses below!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul!

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It's every fashion blogger's favorite time of year - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The annual sale is a great time to stock up on key pieces for Fall at great prices, before they go up in August. It's hard to think about sweaters and coats now, but if there are things you see that you love, click add to cart while you can! Sale inventory moves fast and the prices on whatever's left go up pretty sharrply after the sale is over. Here is everything on my list! I'm trying to be more financially responsible this year, so being more careful about spending, so I really shouldn't get EVERYTHING I want. But I will be thinking of things that can last multiple seasons, add some dynamite to my Fall wardrobe, and have the potential to be in heavy rotation.

Coats

I love a statement coat and they are becoming even more important since winter seems to last forever these days! From 70's inspired patent leather and leopard to cozy, classic, and white, I'm loving all of these and trying to narrow down which one or 2 I'll be buying! 

Skirts, Dresses & Jumpsuits

As you can see, I'm still feeling patent! And the 70's vibe! But I seriously love pajama inspired stripes and bold florals for Fall. Plus velvet is always a hit for the season!

Shoes & Accessories

I didn't see too many handbags I love, but plenty of shoes and classic accessories! I'm not really a hat person, but am living for this velvet cabbie hat, and the boots and booties in stock are all so good!

Let me know what you guys end up buying in the comments, and how you plan to style them for Fall! I've gotta start narrowing down my list before my babies sell out!

 

 

Going to the Max! How to Wear a Maxi Top

Floral Maxi Top Summer Outfit Ideas

How is July treating you guys? 

It's been super fun and super hot, but I'm trying to not get sucked into the overly casual uniform of shorts and tanks, even when you are dealing with 90 degree temps!  Trying to stay stylish and cool (literally) can be a challenge. I don't know if maxi tops are a big trend yet, but I saw a few when I was browsing Fashion Nova and was instantly intrigued. 

How to Wear a Maxi Top

A maxi dress type of silhouette, but with the ease of a crop top? It was basically two of my favorite fashion things combined!  

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If you aren't super into trends but still want to look current, a maxi top is a great way to walk the line. It has the same easy, breezy, casual chic vibe as a maxi dress, but the fact that it's a top makes it a little unexpected. 

I paired it with simple white denim shorts since they matched the white in the top. You can also style with jeans if you want to show less leg, or wide leg cropped pants to maximize the flowy vibe. But I definitely prefer them paired with heels! I felt like flats were way too casual and made me feel like the top was drowning me. If you are taller you may be able to rock flats, but as a petite style blogger, I need the height to make this look work. 

Let me know how you rock the trend! If you want to see more of my favorite looks, you can catch them first on my Instagram

And shop the story below! 

Summer Dressing Made Easy

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Tomorrow is the official first day of Summer! It’s one of my favorite times of year – the city is full of sunshine, the rooftops are poppin and the energy is over the top fun. Summer fashion calls for bold colors, fun patterns and interesting details. It’s way too hot to worry about what to wear, so I tend to stick to my formula for creating a standout look with ease. 

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It starts with a statement piece, like this skirt. I got this from SGTC Clothing, an amazing Instagram that let’s you shop authentic Nigerian pieces straight from the gram. Just scroll through their feed and DM them your picks to place an order. The team sent me this amazing color-block skirt, and it came in no time. The silhouette is fun and the print is unique and very on trend. 

To let the skirt shine, I paired it with a simple tube top from Fashion Nova. Have you shopped their site yet? If you haven’t you definitely need to take a look. They have everything from the wild, trendy, super sexy, and plenty of basics like this top or my go to jeans. 

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Then I took the rest of the look up a notch with the accessories! Bold statement earrings in a color palette that complimented the skirt were the perfect finishing touch, along with the Ark bag that I can’t live without, and a pair of can’t miss me neon sandals. 

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Let me know what you think of this look, and shop the story below! 

One Look Two Ways - with The Perfect Watch!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StyledForSpring #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StyledForSpring #CollectiveBias

Hello babes! Spring is here in full swing and the city is absolutely blossoming. I love spending long days bouncing about the city between museums, brunching, shopping and just basking in the new energy that rebounds after winter. 

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But being out all day this time of year can get tricky. In the morning it can be chilly, blazing hot by mid-day, then back down to low, breezy temps by evening. I like to play with little style spinoffs on days like this, and it's super easy to transform a look depending on how the breeze blows. Take this perfect little dress. It's from Macy's and just screams "style me for Spring!".  I've been seeing a lot of runway looks pairing dresses with jeans, so instead of tights I added my fave skinnies. The look is fresher and more unique but still keeps your legs covered if it gets chilly. And add an extra layer with a moto jacket to finish the look. A jacket always comes in handy when temperatures flucutate, so make it one that takes your look up a notch. 

And when the temperature rises and you start to feel the heat, shed the jeans and jacket and just rock the sundress! Just make sure to bring a tote you can stuff your extra layers in if you need to. 

There is also one key piece tying both looks together: An Anne Klein watch! Hover over the image above to start shopping!
I got this baby at Macy's and it's an instant classic. I love the timeless design and beautiful detailing. Plus it's versatile enough to go with pretty much any look from Spring to Fall! An Anne Klein watch would also make a great gift for your stylish friends or your mom on Mother's Day! The watches are versatile and can be dressed up or down like I did.
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Plus the packaging is so pretty no need to fuss with gift-wrapping. Check out the collection at Macy's and let me know your favorites!

3 Spring Trends You Need Now!

Well it took a while, but Spring is finally here! I’ve been putting off my shopping until I could actually wear the goodies I was buying and now it’s finally time! I tend to live by my own personal style more than I follow trends, but there are a few that I’m pretty excited about for the season. You got a little preview in the video above, and check them out in more detail!

Maxi Dress and Leather Jacket

Maxi Dresses

If you want easy comfortable glamour, a maxi dress is the way to go! It feels like you are basically wearing pajamas, but you look super chic. Plus they can be great on their own with no styling, or you can add a layer to finish the look. Since this dress is so feminine and delicate I like the contrast of adding a tough girl moto jacket and black leather booties. As it gets hotter you can lighten up the look with sandals, and either no jacket or a lightweight vest. 

Graphic T Shirt and Scarf Spring Layers

Layers

You usually hear about layering for Fall, but some Spring days can be cooler and windy so you need a bit more coverage. I like pairing a graphic T with a lightweight jacket, and taking the look up a notch with a scarf.  Depending on the weather that day, you can rock this look with jeans like in the photo, or denim cutoffs like I did in the video

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Crop Tops & Mom Jeans

I pretty much never met a crop top I didn’t like. A lot of people think they can be too sexy or revealing for them, but there are crop tops for every body type. If you want to make the look more playful, pair it with something oversized, like these high waisted mom jeans. They give you instant cool girl cred and you don’t have to worry about the look being too revealing! 

 

What are your favorite trends for Spring! Let me know in the comments and shop the story below! 

The Ultimate Denim Jacket

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It's Mon-slay! Hope you guys are ready for an amazing Monday. I'm recovering from the best birthday party ever, which you can check out on my Insta-story highlight. My actual birthday isn't for a few more days, but why not spend a few days celebrating? Since I'm still in casual fun mode, this look is the perfect one for early Spring weather, and days when you want to look pulled together but still want a casual vibe. 

and more of that Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife!

and more of that Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife!

Denim jackets are a style staple, and the coolest new versions are oversized. Think of it as the jacket version of your favorite baggy boyfriend jeans.  I've worn this baby after a workout and dressed it up for this look with a little black dress and booties. 

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I've been having more fun with my hair the past few weeks as well. Since the front of my hair gets a little too puffy when it's super curly, I swept it up into a fun top knot and left the back half out. This look will definitely be one of my go to styles for Spring!

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What trends are you most into for Spring? And If you are loving this look, shop these items and similar ones below! I also saved a few favorites on my Like to Know! 

Pretty in Polka Dots!

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Hope all my New Yorkers enjoyed yesterday's snow storm! It's almost comical to talk about getting ready for Spring at this point, but I kind of am anyway, so bear with me! And anyway, hopefully this helps inspire you to think about the days to come in a few weeks when you won't be bundling up to face a blizzard! 

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But seriously, we got a taste of Spring like weather recently, and it will be coming back in a few weeks, so if your wardrobe isn't ready, now is the time to start thinking about it. I usually avoid shopping until we are closer to the season, and even though this slip dress borders on summery,  I decided to grab it now because it would definitely sell out! The silhouette is mod, and flattering, and it's just the perfect cute dress for so many occasions. 

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Since it's still on the chilly side, I had to style it a bit to keep from freezing. I got these amazing thigh high boots at Crossroads Trading Co. I go there every couple of months to sell off old clothes and trade them in for new goodies. I posted about the visit on my Insta-story, so stay tuned to that for deets on my next visit. Since I can't link to the same style, I posted similar styles below. And I addd my go to quilted moto jacket that I've had for ages. It's Zara and I swear it looks better the older it gets.

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If you like this look, shop it below! And hopefully Spring is reallly right around the corner! 

3 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day and What to Wear for Each!

Did you know Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays?  Other than having an excuse to get dressed up and eat candy, there is just something special about the spirit of love that’s in the air. Personally I think the holiday is just as fun if you are coupled up or single. 

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Whether you spend it with your significant other or group of besties, there are plenty of options for what to do, and of course what to wear.

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Here are a few looks I love for whatever plans the holiday may bring!

 

Red Hot Date

If you’ve got an evening planned that calls for bombshell vibes, you can’t go wrong with a little red dress or bodycon number. Just make sure to wear a long coat and/or tights since it is still February and we don’t want anyone freezing!

For Girls Night Out (or in!)

If you and the squad are planning dinner or drinks out, go for something trendy and fun. I love a red on red ensemble, like a cozy sweater and slim fitting pants, or a fun jumpsuit or party dress.

 Hosting at Home

There’s also nothing wrong with keeping it a low-key night at home! Whether you are alone catching up on Netflix, or having some friends over for a low-key get together, chic loungewear is always in order.