Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Fashion Trends Review

Selena Gomez
A lot of crunches and ab workouts were done this year all because of the crop top. The midriff-baring crop top was seen all year long, no matter the season. Crop tops came in so many renditions, lace, sweater materials, long and short sleeves, even with a turtleneck!
Ashley Madekwe
Peplum tops made their mark by adding curve and shape to every figure! Peplums were seen as tops and featured in skirts and dresses. Peplums were easily dressed up or dressed down as well. Peplums gave even a simple outfit a does of chicness. 
Kylie Jenner
Leather is not a new thing. However, the fashion world was accustomed to only seeing it used in motorcycle jackets, boots, and pants. This year, leather was reinvented. 2013 saw leather a-line skirts, abstract skirts, even leather tops! Also, you can't forget about the array of colors leather was seen in throughout the year. 

The sporty chic look was also introduced this year. Sweatpants were no longer seen as a sign of fashion defeat, but as a comfy alternative. Sweatpants were paired with heels, preferably sneaker wedges and strappy heels. Sweatpants came in a variety of styles and colors as well as lots of fun graphic tees and sweatshirts to pair with. 

2013 saw so many trends, both good and bad, this year. So of course I was not able to list every single fashion moment. However, above were some of my favorite trends of the year. Let me know about yours in the comments below!
What fashion trends stood out to you this year?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from me to you! I love the holiday season because it is filled with thanks, happiness, and downright holiday cheer. As I've gotten older, I have started to understand the true meanings of the holiday seasons. We must express our love and appreciation for our family, friends, God, and all things in our life. This time of year is not just about shopping, gifts, or good food, but selflessness. Instead of running out to every single sale and 24 hour stores, let's spend time with our love ones and reflect on the greatness in each of our lives. Whether or not you even celebrate the holidays, just take a moment and reflect upon the merriness of the season. Be sure to show your love to everyone, give a compliment, flash a smile, and say I love you to those close to you.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Trend Alert: Fashionable Sweats

Fashionable Sweats
Sweats are making a super chic,and comfy, statement. The "new" sweatpants come in a more fitted form as well as in many different colors, patterns, and prints. These sweatpants can fit into any style or look, girly, edgy, and more! You also don't have to stick with only pairing sweats with sneakers because heels and boots will work too! Plus, you can offset the look by sporting a fancier top to dress up the look. Above are some of my favorite new ways to rock fashionable sweats worn by Forever 21 models.

Will you be rocking fashionable sweats?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cyber-Monday Haul

My Cyber-Monday items are finally here! I purchased three items from my favorite store, Delia's. I was able to get these three items each for half off plus free shipping! Together, it was only $30, a deal! I was looking for cute tops and fun accessories to add to my winter wardrobe. Below are my purchased items:
This simple graphic tee is filled with color and gives off a slightly sporty vibe. I love to pair this top with a simple pair of jeans and my sneaker wedges for a casual look.
This sweater is super warm and cozy! I love the diamond print and color because it matches with blue jeans, colored jeans, tennis shoes, and boots!
I love these cute and quirky earrings! Gold accessories are my favorite and especially stud-like gold earrings. These earrings will look perfect when I am wearing my hair up or when I just want to wear fun accessories.

What did you purchase on Cyber Monday?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Get the Look: Beyonce's ***Flawless Video

Being the Beyonce super-fan I am, I purchased the latest Beyonce album. It is a must have if I do say so myself. After listening to every song and watching every video, I have come to the conclusion that "***Flawless" is my new favorite song. My favorite look from the "***Flawless" video is in the photograph above". I am in love with sultry, edgy make-up and bedhead hair. The look is easily attainable with the use of red lipstick, black eyeliner and mascara, and a curling iron.
  1. Begin with a clean face. Apply foundation and concealer as needed. 
  2. Apply eyeliner to the lower lash line. Allow the line to become thicker as it nears the outer corner of the eye.
  3. Apply eyeliner to the top lash line into a winged effect. Be sure to slightly smudge the liner for an edgier look. 
  4. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  5. Apply lipstick to lips. 
  6. Clean up any mistakes with a q-tip and make-up remover.
  7. Finish the look by wrapping sections of hair around a curling iron for 10-15 seconds. Then finger-comb the curls. Braiding the hair overnight will also give the same effect.
Have you listened to Beyonce's new album? List your favorite songs below!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fashion 101: Winter Coats and Jackets

Nicole Richie
Make the coat your outfit to stay warm and stylish! I love this classy "coat dress' worn by Nicole Richie. Plus, it is an automatic 2 in 1 look. The coat mimics a button-up style dress that reveals an outfit underneath when removed. This is perfect when you are going in and out of cold weather and still need to be fashionable. 

Nicole Richie
Keep it printed! Although a printed jacket may not be practical, it is still cute! Printed coats and jackets are just like accessories, they only add to the look. A printed coat or jacket can also be the main piece of your look or mixed and matched with another print as Nicole Richie's outfit above. 

Solange Knowles
 Colorblock it! Coats can become so dull and drab when they are just the basic grey or black. Try a coat with an eye-popping color to make the look exciting! Solange's coat is so classic and chic, yet fun just by its fun color hue. 

Solange Knowles
Just like Nicole Richie's floral printed jacket, Solange's cheetah print coat is a printed showstopper! Mix it up with color and the prints become even more alive!

How do you wear your winter coats and jackets?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

What I'm Loving

My Top Product "Loves"
 Coconut Lime Breeze Triple Body Moisture Cream keeps my skin extra smooth and smelling great! I mainly use this product on my hands, arms, and feet to ensure they stay soft and smooth all throughout the wintertime.
Dial Exfoliating Body Wash has the best fresh, clean smell ever! Plus, the exfoliating beads help to make your skin smooth and bacteria-free. My skin feels so refreshed after using this product!

Argan oil leave-in conditioner keeps my hair shiny, untangled, and soft for the past month! This product has prevented excessive breaking and dryness that I usually suffer when my new growth starts to come in. I use this product about every other day before bed to make my hair super shiny and manageable in the morning.

What products are you loving?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fashion 101: Take Home the Booties!

Take Home the Booties!
Booties are the cutest cold weather! They can even be worn throughout spring depending upon the fabric they're made of. Buckles, laces, and cutouts add so much character and style to an entire look! Plus, you can add colorful and printed socks for extra warmth and chicness. I love seeing booties style with rolled up jeans, tights and skirts, and of course with nice pair of socks. Whether you booties are flats, a high heel, or a lot of bedazzle, booties are definitely a great addition to anyone's shoe collection.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Love Their Style: Sasha and Malia Obama

Sasha loves quirks, edge, and color in her casual looks! Sasha pairs a fun animal graphic sweater with red pants, Doc Martens, and a chic coat and scarf. Sasha is able to keep her look fun with the color and print while adding a chic and practical touch with a her coat and scarf. 
Sasha also knows how to dress it up! I love this chic winter look which includes a silver wedge-style oxfords, a striped sweater, a-line skirts, and a nice coat. The look plays with a grey, black, and navy color scheme with a pop of silver color. 
You cannot forget about Sasha's older sister, Malia! I love that Malia is not afraid to play with prints. Malia keeps mixing prints simple by pairing a gold and black textured scalloped skirt with a black and white checkered coat. The black in the outfit ties the look together and keeps Malia super chic!

Whose style do you love?