Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Nails

   One important aspect of any outfit that is often overlooked are the complementing beauty products.  An easy way to transition your beauty color palette from summer to fall is with some new nail polish! I will be sad to say goodbye to my lilac and mint nail polish, but I am super excited to welcome all the new, deeper, darker colors for fall! Below I have selected a range of colors that will go with any style. To start is a beautiful nude called Jade Rose from Chanel.  A darker nude is Wooden Shoe Like to Know from OPI.  A stunning burgundy for fall is Royal Rajah Ruby from OPI.  A great plum is Vamsterdam from OPI.  If you are looking for a good maroon try Whining Maroon by Sonia Kashuk. My favorite color for this fall is Oxblood from Sonia Kashuk, it is an amazing brown-red color! Hot Cocoa by Essie is a wonderful taupe that would look good on a ton of skin tones! Grey is a popular color for fall 2012 and a nice light grey is Particullere from Chanel.  If you want a darker grey, try Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! By OPI! The final fall color I love is Dree by Zoya, it is a beautiful army green and would go perfect with the military-chic trend this season! 
  All of these colors look amazing when painted on the nails! Hope you find some new nail polish to add to your fall wardrobe! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shed Your Skin

   Snakeskin is a fall trend that appeared on the runways last year and is still on trend for fall 2012.  However, snakeskin is a trend that can be hard to master.  Below I have selected some pieces that will help infuse your wardrobe with some snakeskin. The first item is a light wash snakeskin print maxi dress. This dress would be a great choice to pair with a cute denim jacket or a neutral cardigan for fall.  This dress is from Bonanza for $74. Get it here!  The second item is is pair of dark grey faux snakeskin ankle boots. These boots remind me of the famous Zara python boots from last season. (Check them out on The Glamourai!)  I like these boots because it is a subtle hint of snakeskin print that can go well with pants, dresses, blazers, and sweaters. These boots are from Piperlime for $79.  (Don't forget, your first purchase with Piperlime after signing up for emails is 15% off!). Get them here!  The third item is a pair of python Mary-Janes that are reminiscent of the popular Nine West ones from last fall! (Check them out here!)  The silhouette of these heels are fun and feminine but the print helps make them modern and trendy! I also love the chunky heel! These heels would transition well from work to play! They can also be found on Piperlime on sale for $24! Get them here!  The fourth item is a python print cuff. This season, python printed jewelry is becoming popular as seen with the fashion blogger Karla Deras prompting jewelry line Roman Luxe. (Check out the blog post here!)  You can snag your piece of python jewelry for only $20!  Get the cuff here! The fifth item is a pair of knee-high python print boots from jcpenny.  This style is similar to Sam Edelman's Serephina snakeskin print boot for $275! Check out the boots here! However, the boots below are only $55! Get them here! The final item is another maxi dress in a snakeskin print, but this print is darker and a little bit edgier than the other maxi dress. This dress would look great with a cropped leather jacket and some boots! This dress is from UrbanOutfitters and is on sale for $50! Get it here!
   One thing to keep in mind with this trend is that it snakeskin can be either flirty or edgy, so don't be afraid to play around with it! 

Luxe Leather

   This fall one of the hottest trends is black leather... everything! However, you can look luxe without having to pay the high price of leather. One way to do this is to look faux leather pieces that look expensive.  Another way to avoid paying the high price of leather is to hunt for leather pieces that are a good bargin price. Below I have selected a combination of leather and faux leather items that anyone can rock, no matter their budget.  The first item is a must for Fall, a pair of mid-calf black leather boots from Zara. These boots would look great with chunky knits and scarves.  The boots are only $60, a steal for leather boots! Get them here!  The second item is a piece that would be an easy transitional piece into fall, black faux leather shorts from PacSun.  These would look cute with a sheer top and heels or with a denim vest and boots. The shorts are $45, pricy for shorts but think of them as an investment piece to wear for seasons to come! Get it here!  The third item is a cute studded leather bracelet from Etsy.  This is a beautiful bracelet because the gold studs are a great contrast against the black leather and can help add a hint of sophisticated edge to any outfit.  The bracelet is only $4! Added bonus, this shop on Etsy has a variety of thin leather bracelets that would look cute piled on! Get it here!  The fourth item is an amazing pair of faux leather pants by Dollhouse from Bealls.  These pants make a great substitute for expensive leather pants. Try these pants with a structured feminine top or a graphic black and white shirt! These pants are $44. Get them here!  The fifth and final item is a triple wrap black leather belt from Freepeople.  This belt would look great with dresses, skirts, and even paired with a great sweater dress! This leather belt is only $28! Get it here! 
   Don't fear the look of leather, this is a trend every style and every type of girl can wear!     

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Boot Love

   I am such a sucker for boots, especially black ankle boots! I love studded black ankle boots to be more specific because the studs give the boot a unique look and can help an outfit become just a little edgy! Below are four super cute, super studded boots, and there is one for every budget!  The first pair is a cowboy boot style with silver studs on both sides.  These are the Jade Boots from Arizona. You can find them at jcpenny for only $25! Get them here!  The next pair of boots are a new style by Steve Madden, the Madhouse! I fell hopelessly in love with these boots the first time I saw them! I love the tiny gold studs all over the boot as well as the gold tips on the buckles! Gold and black seem so lux to me! You can find the Madhouse on Piperlime for $150. (Don't forget, Piperlime gives you 15% off your first purchase with them!) Get them here!  The third pair of boots are similar to the Steve Madden boots but with silver detailing and a more punk vibe. These boots are the Kylie Stud Buckle Boot by Ecote at Urban Outfitters for $89. Get them here!  The last pair of boots are more of a moto boot style with silver studs across the ankle and on the back of the heel.  These are the Diamante boots from Dorothy Perkins for $89! Get them here! 
   Grab yourself some cute studded ankle boots before they sell out! 

Thinking about Fall

   Even though I live in Florida, I still get excited about fall clothes, sweaters, boots, and maybe even a new bag for the season! Right now I have a few items I am lusting over to make my fall wardrobe complete.  The first item is a grey and black sweater by Billabong called Love Letter! I love the cool pattern, the asymmetrical hem, and the fringe trimming! Find this sweater at Altrec on sale for $48! Get it here! The next sweater is the Lima Cardi by Free People. I love the length of the cardigan and the muted coloring, plus it has a hood! This sweater is originally $168, but I found it on sale for $100 from 6pmGet it here! The item next to the Lima Cardi is the Thousand Oaks Crossbody by Free People for $88.  I actually own this bag and I use it everyday!  The purse has a cool woven detail on the front flap and tons of cascading fringe! Get it here!  Under the Thousands Oaks Crossbody is the Iroquios Fringe Wedge boot by Steve Madden. I love that the boot has a little bit of a wedge and fringe falling down the side of the boot! These boots will look great with all your fall sweaters! These are from endless on sale for $84! Get it here! The other pair of boots are a pair I really want for fall! These are the Minnetonka Tramper Boot from Urban Outfitters for $69. I love the color of the grey, the two layers of fringe around the ankle, and the silver details! I think these would look so cute untied with a pair of jeans! Get it here! The last item pictured is a thunderbird bracelet set! I absolutely love thunderbird jewelry, so when I found this bracelet set I knew I had to share! The set is from Accentuality for $88! Get it here!
  Happy Fall shopping! 

Skinny Jeans

   With school starting back up, I am sure pants are on everyone's shopping list.  Here are some great patterns and styles that will work with every type of wardrobe.  First is a pair of printed skinny jeans on sale from Free People for $50.  The pants appear dark in the picture, but they are a beautiful deep plum tribal print.  Get it here! The second pair is a pair I have been lusting over for some time now. These pants are from NastyGal for $75. I like the size of the polka-dots, not too big but not too small! Get it here! The third pair of pants are also from NastyGal. I really like these floral jeans because the floral print is not over-whelming, plus I love the pink roses! These pants are $68 and are selling out fast! Get it here!  The fourth pair of pants are such a great color for fall! I recently bought a pair of jeans in this color knowing that Bordeaux was going to be a trending color for fall!  This pair is from Urban Outfitters for $78.  This color will become a neutral in your wardrobe, I promise! Get it here!  The fifth pair of jeans are also part of popular trend for fall, military chic.  I love that these pants are a new, more flattering take on the cargo pant! These are from Saks Fifth Avenue for $45! Get it here!  The last pair of pants are from Zara.  I love the oriental print on the pant, especially the two large pink birds on the thigh! These pants could easily be dressed up with a pair of heels or dressed down with some flats! Get it here!  
   Hope you get yourself some new skinnies!

The Sandal

   Summer is almost over, but that does not mean it is too late to snatch the perfect pair of sandals! Recently, my boyfriend bought me the House of Harlow 1960 Steffie Sandal in Cappuccino for my birthday. It was love at first sight! The Cappuccino color is much more nude than pictured, which was a pleasant surprise! I love the two-tone etched detail and the leather bands that wrap around the foot! The Steffie Sandal also comes in black with white detailing! The Cappuccino color is on Amazon for $45. Get it here! The black color is on Bonanza for $99! Get it here! 
  Hope you treat yourself to these sandals, they are too amazing to pass up!