Freitag, 29. August 2014

Trendguide Fall 2014: Girl meets Boy

Lats year´s tomboy trend has morphed into something a bit more feminine...
but only a bit.

The key to working this trend ? Mix an ultra-girlie item - like silk slip or a sheer skirt - with a really masculine piece. Dior , Christopher Kane  and Michael Kors threw oversize blazers  and coats, over delicate dresses and everyone from  Erdem to Jonathan Saunders teamed tailored trousers with skirts...

Top or Hmm ??

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TrendGuide: Cardigan

A cardigan is a piece of knitwear that buttons or ties in the front as opposed to a pullover, which is “pulled over” the head. There is more to this item than the traditional V-neck button-through style that makes the outer layer of a typical ‘mom’ outfit. Embellished, laced, and colorful cardigans can make your outfit complete by adding just one extra layer. This piece is one of my favorites for making the transition from summer to fall. 

Over A Plain Blouse: Pop a cardi over a sleeveless or narrow-sleeved romantic blouse or streamlined shirt. Blouses and shirts with billowing sleeves bunch up underneath the fitted sleeves and look unsightly. If you have a traditional cardi style in your closet, try cinching it in at the waist with a wide belt for an updated look for the office. 

Over A Simple Camisole: Layer just about any cardigan style over a knitted top or camisole, and enjoy the versatility of this extra layer. You can easily dress up a plain camisole by choosing an embellished cardigan with lace detailing – very on trend!

These versatile layering options are the perfect way of adding a new dimension to your everyday look throughout multiple seasons. Plus, since they’re so slimming, you can easily throw an overcoat on during the winter months and still stay cozy underneath.  What’s your favorite way to wear this summer to fall transition piece? Comment below with your style tips!
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Hair Bow Accessorizing

So many bows, so little time. A lot of people think they might look silly sporting a bow, but I’ve tracked down some great ways to wear one without looking like it’s your first day of kindergarten:
1. DOUBLE UP: Try using black grosgrain ribbon (that’s the one that has the tiny lines going across) and double your bow on a high pony. Make sure the pony has a bit of a messy texture so you don’t look like you’re going to cheer at a pep rally– no offense, cheerleaders!

2. LONG + LEAN: If you have super long hair, wear a long thin bow and let it get lost in your locks!

3. GOOD IN GOLD: Pretty obsessed with this one. Two of my favorite things: gold and bows. It’s girly and dainty but still looks chic and buttoned up.

4. SUPER CHIC STACK: What could be better than a hat/headband hybrid? This flat-stacked bow is so perfectly tailored and set on a wide headband. Perfectly chic! 

What’s your favorite way to wear bows? I’m super excited about the oversized wire look – it’s so chic and makes such a statement! XO

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Donnerstag, 21. August 2014

Scarlet Fever

Forget the LBD - the LRD - long red dress - is where it´s at for ladylike glamour right now.

These stars know that if you´re choosing the vampiest of shades, it´s cool to cover your legs.

We´re particularly obsessing over Mrs. Beckham´s chain-detailed get-up ( her own design, of course)

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Fashion-Duell: Flatterkleider

Wenn die Sonne vom Himmel brennt, lieben auch die Promi-Ladys luftig leichte Sommerkleider in Maxilänge...

Selena Gomez dürfte allerdings den Fotografen die Schweißerlen auf die Stirn treiben, denn ihr hochgeschlitzter Hippie-Fummel präsentiert viel Haut - atemberaubend und wir sagen - TOP !

Bei Jessica Biel wird das wohl weniger der Fall sein .... in dem nachthemdähnlichen Albtraum mit zartrosa Knitterstreifen wird sie wohl nicht viel Applaus ernten, da hilft auch ihr strahlendes Lachen nicht ..... wir sagen FLOP !

Was meint Ihr ? xo

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How to Rock the High-Waisted Trend

he high-waisted look is definitely high fashion–which means it’s a little daunting, too. Trust me when I say it’s not just for a specific body type. Here are some  tips to make this look work for you:

The point of this look is to highlight your waist, so don’t bunch up your shirt or pull it out a small bit to make look half tucked–make sure it’s lying flat across your figure before tucking it into your skirt or pants. Yes, this look will show off all areas, but it also works to flatten your mid section allowing you a bit of a boost to feel great about your figure – no matter what shape you are.

Bottom line is -it’s chic! Black is the ultimate color that makes all figures sexy and alluring, plus it doesn’t show off wrinkles and bulge as much. By using black as a base, it creates a strong platform to work the rest of your outfit around. 
t’s no secret that heels will always make you look taller, duh! But did you know that if you wear pointed heels, your legs actually look longer? Pairing these two styles together will make it look like you have legs for days! Go on and hashtag that one while you rock two trends in one!
How will you wear this trend? Are you the kind of girl who likes to blend the trends by wearing high-waisted pants and pointed heels? Or are you modestly trying out a flared hem skirt with a slightly higher waist? Which ever you choose, I want to hear your style suggestions! xo

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How To Wear Jeans To The Office

Once considered by the white-collar community to be ‘weekend wear only’, jeans have taken on a new life with the turn of the century. No more are jeans only for cowboys and rough-and-tumble laborers, no ma’am! Nowadays, jeans have become much more universal in any stylish person’s wardrobe.
With more office cultures embracing a casual-professional vibe when it comes to work wear, it’s awesome to see that wearing jeans to work is becoming more acceptable. However, you can’t just roll into the office wearing your favorite pair of jeans and comfy tee; there’s a fine line between slouchy chic and just plain lazy. But I’m here to help! Here are five tips for making sure you still look work-appropriate in your jeans.

When it comes to the jeans themselves, a darker wash is always better for the office. Lighter washes tend to appear more casual and give off a certain hands-off vibe; a dark jean says you mean business. Whether you opt for a deep blue or black wash, go with a super-skinny jean for maximum sleekness.

The easiest way to instantly transform a pair of casual jeans into professional pants? Throw on a pair of heels. Opting for a sleek boot with a stacked heel is a great option for fall, but you can never go wrong with a classic pump in nude or black.

The blazer is one of the oldest “professional woman” staples in the book, and the same goes for wearing the jacket style with jeans. It’s also a great way to add color—while a blazer in black or navy blue is a standby, trying one in a feminine cream or even a more daring red or coral will jazz up your work look without making it too loud. 

What’s your favorite way to wear jeans to the office? Comment below! xo

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How To Wear Camo Print

Camouflage doesn’t just belong in the army. Real and pseudo-military garb is hitting the city streets and campus walkways this year, with everything from jackets to hats to shoes. If you want to embrace this trend, look for unexpected ways, like my suggestions below, to bring out your inner GI Jo(anna). 

Camo Jacket with Everything! – No matter if you’re rocking a miniskirt, some ripped jeans, or a full-length tutu, a camo jacket will be the right balance of print to neutral every time ...

Camo Skinny Jeans – Perfect for pairing with a muscle tank and beaded sandals for summer and then boots and a blazer for fall, these pants will definitely get some good use! 

How will you rock camo this season? Comment below with your style suggestions! xo

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Dienstag, 5. August 2014


If there’s one thing fashionista love it’s coffee! Well, and red lipstick, sky-high heels, coats as capes, polkadots mixed with stripes, and…. Okay, so we love a lot of different things, but we can’t live without our coffee! Whether you take it iced with lots of milk and sugar (like me!), totally black, or soy, non-fat, 2 pumps, and only one raw sugar, we all can attest to the power of coffee! It is our main source of fuel, well that and the inspiration high we live off after devouring the latest glossies from Vogue! There’s just no doubt about it: coffee and fashion belong together!

Coffee + Fashion = Match Made in Heaven, right? That’s exactly the thought behind the incredible Instagram account
 @ coffeenclothes

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Montag, 4. August 2014


Playing around with my grandma’s vintage scarves as a girl was always a fun pastime – and boy am I glad I saved a few of those gems! That’s right, silk head scarves are back ladies! Here’s my favorite ways to wear these beautiful accessories as inspired by my grandma!
1. Turban Style

 The second style is the turban and looks best with twists. Gather all the twists into a low ponytail and place the scarf on your head with the long side on the back. Grab the long hanging ends and tie them in the front twice. Twist each end and tuck them into the back of the turban. Then grab the front and roll it into itself and tuck it into the node at the top. Release the twists in the back and you are good to go on your funky turban style.
2. Buns
Grab all your hair and wrap it into a lose bun. Place the scarf with the long side in the front and make sure it completely covers the bun. Then tie the scarf to secure it. Grab one of the ends, wrap it around the bun and secure it underneath the scarf. Repeat the on the other side. Push it back to reveal a bit of hair and you are done.
3. The Chiquita Banana
This is one of my favorites and I call it Chiquita Banana. Wrap the scarf around your head and tie it in the front. Tie it 3 times and then twist each end and tuck it into the scarf.
So what do you think? Will you try these vintage-inspired silk scarf looks? Tell me !! xo
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Summer is in full swing now! No doubt by now you’ve taken out all the dresses, shorts, and skirts that were put away for the cold weather. Many of those beautiful items, require a little more casual look to match the relaxing events of the summer season. Out and about, spending a day shopping with your friends, hanging out at the beach, going for an outdoor film night with your date – all those breezy summer events require you to consider a little more casual look with something warm to put on when the sun goes down. What about a denim jacket?
This comfortable and sexy piece of clothing is not only fabulous fashion element, but it also transitions into every season from the catwalk to the streets. Here is a simple guide for you to follow for what to wear with this versatile piece of clothing – the denim jacket!
1. Skinny Jeans
Doubling up on denim is an easy way to wear two trends in one! This J. Crew denim jacket with a crisp white shirt, black skinny jeans, animal print tip toe pumps and a huge bag is the perfect smart-casual outfit to head over to a friend’s rooftop BBQ that will last long into the late summer’s night!
2. Trousers
When looking for a casual outfit that works for a day at work or an unexpected meeting, the denim jacket with trousers duo is the best solution. It’s and amazingly comfortable choice that adds a classy touch by choosing tailored pants. Dressing up this outfit with booties or heels will lend a hand in creating a classy yet casual vibe that makes this outfit work for any occasion.
3. Flirty Skirt

Mixing up your tough girl act with a flirty skirt adds a touch of personality to your outfit when you play with color and texture like this look above. Summer trends are all about the skirts; I mean hey, it’s conveniently breezy, right? Pair a textured denim jacket with a lightweight skirt in chiffon or jersey for the perfect contradiction of girly badass style!
4. Summery Dresses

Don’t you just love ‘The Blonde Salad’ blogger Chiara Ferragani? She’s wearing a gorgeous green and blue summer dress at Coachella 2014 with a denim jacket – and you can too!
Change up your usual go to summer dress options by layering on a denim jacket when headed out to a summery date. This jacket will lend a hand in styling and warmth if you plan on spending the night walking the boardwalk or catching a movie in the park!
What is your favorite way to mix and match this trendy garment? Share with me your favorite style inspirations in the comments section! xo
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Sonntag, 3. August 2014

Summer Cocktails Styling Inspiration

Now that the calendar has officially moved into July, I feel the need to share with you a few of my favorite summertime martinis – with inspired outfit of course! So cheers to summer my loves!
The Milky Way 

(Makes 1)
1 ½ cups of ice cubes
¼ cup cold water
2 fluid ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
2 fluid ounces white crème de cacao
2 fluid ounces Irish cream liqueur
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
How To:
1.    Chill a martini glass by filling it with 1/2 cup of ice and cold water.
2.    Place 1 cup of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vanilla-flavored vodka, white crème de cacao, and Irish cream liqueur over the ice; cover and shake vigorously. Dump the ice and water from the martini glass and drizzle the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup. Strain the cocktail into the glass to serve.
What to Wear:
Pulling from the milky deliciousness of this after-hours treat, you can start with a nude base alå maxi dress style. The design of this cocktail is in the details – how amazing does it look with those chocolaty stripes? Throw in your own version by adding some striped accessories – a bag or shoes maybe? Finish with your favorite lip gloss and you’re set!

Pineapple Upside-down 

(Makes 2)
2/3 cup pineapple juice, chilled
1/3 cup vanilla flavored vodka
1 dash grenadine syrup
2 pineapple wedges
2 maraschino cherries
How To:
1.    Pour the pineapple juice, vodka and grenadine into a shaker full of ice. Shake, then strain into two martini glasses.
2.    Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a cherry on a skewer.
What to Wear:
With pineapples taking the forefront as summer 2014’s novelty print, what better way to celebrate than with a styled cocktail! Throw in some tropical prints via trendy tee or novelty bag and accent with hues of pinks and cream for a delicious ensemble that will surely sweeten your afternoon! Mix in a bit of ombre for a delightful twist on this classic summertime treat!
Nice Sunday !!

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Just as you take care of your clothes and jewelry, shoes also need some tender loving care. A few minutes of your time each week can give you a sparking collection of shoes that can last for a lifetime! 
1. They’ll Last Longer – It comes without saying that every time I pick up a shoe I love, I immediately cherish it in my closet and can’t imagine not having them in 10 years! Shoes are a part of my daily outfit, after all, so I make sure to take care of them so they last.
2. You’ll Have More Options – If you manage to make your shoes last longer, you’ll end up with a nice big collection of shoes. The kind of collection that would make any fashionista jealous! Having a huge collection will give you an option for every occasion, which will make you a fashion icon among your friends. Just one warning: make sure you have the closet space for your collection!

3. You’ll Save Money – How many times have you had to run out and buy a pair of shoes to go with your outfit for an upcoming event just because you don’t have anything in your closet that would work? Buying shoes in a bind not only causes stress, but also it can force you into buying a pair that’s more expensive – not ideal! By regularly taking care of your shoes to make them last longer, you can save a couple of extra trips to the shoe department and eventually save a lot of money. xo 
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How to Shop Your Closet

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the amazing pieces of clothing that already reside in our closets. Unless you spend hours going through it on a daily basis, chances are, only the newly acquired pieces stick out in your mind. But the trick to putting together unique and interesting outfits often lies in searching through pieces you already own and putting them together in new ways. This affords you more opportunities to wear pieces nobody else will have because they’ve been procured months or sometimes years in advance of what stores currently have as well as increases your outfit creativity. Read ahead for ways on how to shop your existing closet and make those pieces shine.

1). Create a style book. Take pictures of your most special pieces. Go through your closet and pick out items with prints, stripes, or interesting cuts and textures. You don’t need to categorize your simple basics. But do focus on standout pieces. Then print the images and put them into a binder you can flip through when you’re stumped for outfit ideas. Do this seasonally to make sure your pictures are up to date.
2) Categorize your shoes. Take photos of your shoes and either post them on the outside of the boxes or put them into your style book for easy reference. It’s easier to create a head-to-toe look when you can see what’s available to you.
3) Go digital. If a physical style book isn’t your style, try apps like Stylebook , which will help you organize your wardrobe and suggest combinations based on the pieces you enter.
4) Move things around. Every season, go through your closet, discard what you don’t wear, and reorganize your items in a different way (place them in a different section of the closet) to force your eye into seeing things from a fresher perspective. This will help you pick out and wear pieces you may have been ignoring before.
What are some of your favorite styling ideas? How do you shop your own closet and keep things fresh? xo
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Samstag, 2. August 2014

Working Moms

As fall creeps around the corner and the kids start getting ready to head back to class, take a little time to prepare yourself, too. Back-to-school is also the season for moms to get back into the daily grind of balancing work and home life while trying to stay healthy and look polished. Here’s what I’ll call a “Working Mom Survival Kit” to keep you energized, prepared, and looking refreshed on your day-to-day.

  • A morning yoga routine – 
  • Start your morning off right and get the rest of the day moving in order. Adding a morning exercise routine, even if it’s a short one, will make you feel energized and refreshed. Here are some quick and simple morning stretches  to get you started even before you  get out of bed.
  • Reliable flats – Even if you’re wearing heels to the office, you’ll need a comfortable pair to run around in before and after. Try these comfy and useful  roll-able-flats  by Flat Out of Heels for maximum practicality and minimum space.
  • Eye brightening cream - Being a mom is a tough job. Add a career to that and you’re sure to be battling tired, puffy eyes. Try brightening them with  easy and practical solutions.
  • Refreshing Face Spray – If you start feeling tired throughout the day, perk up with a refreshing face spray. 
  • Sanitizing Hand & Face Wipes – Motherhood can be beautiful, but it’s also a tough and messy job. Pack gentle wipes   with you to clean up messes and clean up little hands and faces (works for you, too!).
  • A sturdy travel mug – Whether you’re having coffee or tea in the morning to wake up, take it with you in travel mugs and save some time on your commute to school and work.
  • A delicious scented candle – At the end of the day, give yourself a few minutes to unwind with a delicious scented to help you relax.
What are  your essential “Mommy Survival Kit” items? xo

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