Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2015

How to wear LOB ´s

Hair trends come and go, but there’s one in particular this season that seems to stand out: the lob. I know, I know…what, exactly, is a lob? A “lob” is short for “long bob”- A long, shaggy layered, collarbone length cut that fits virtually every face shape, hair texture, and color. Its versatility makes it a popular choice for anyone looking to change up their ‘do. Celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, T-Swift, and Alexa Chung have all been rocking the look this year, and for good reason. It’s put together while simultaneously seeming effortless, and brings a chic feel to any look.
The great thing about this cut is that you can go 2 to 3 days without washing your hair because it’s so convenient to style. You can transition from straight, to wavy, to half up with ease- add a little dry shampoo in there and consider yourself good to go. Here are four ways that you can style the “lob”:

Easy enough, right? Just flat iron out any wave or curl in your hair to achieve this smooth look. We chose a side part, but a middle part looks great as well…this style can easily transition from night or day with little-to-no touch ups in between.


This look works on Day 1 or even Day 3 hair. Take the style from #1, gather half of your hair up into a ponytail at the crown of your head, pull hair slightly from the roots to add some volume on top, and voila! For a more dramatic, night-out look, you can use more hair for the ponytail (think Ariana Grande). Add some smoothing serum on the ends if they feel dry from the day before.

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Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2015

Closet Inventory

Do you find yourself turning to your closet and realizing that you have nothing to wear? None of your separates match, and your dresses seem outdated. If you have this problem, it’s time that you build a better closet with clothes that you can wear for a long time rather than looks that seem like they can only be donned until they’re out of style. Build a closet you can be proud of with looks you’ll love for a long time. Check out my tips for building a better closet.

Do An Inventory- Have a dress that you haven’t worn for a long time? As much as you want to keep it, it might be time to let it go. Send it to a direct-give charity or an organization like Goodwill. You can even sell those pieces you don’t wear anymore on apps like Poshmark or at stores like Beacon’s Closet. Make a profit from those pieces you once loved.

End Fast Fashion- Stop shopping at fast fashion stores. Your Forever21 cotton jersey dress may look good on the rack, but do you really think it’ll last the test of time? Fast fashion is a dangerous road to go down so stay away from those stores and be more willing to pay higher prices for pieces that will actually last.

Staple Pieces- Aim for some staple pieces that you can wear with more than one look. Get some nice button downs and some pencil skirts along with a good pair of jeans. These are pieces that you can build on while sticking to your personal style.

Create A Capsule- Create a uniform so you have go-to pieces. This way, you’ll never look at your closet and decide that you have nothing to wear. There are plenty of ways you can do this. I like to play with a color palette. Then, I buy a certain number of looks to build upon that color palette. Eventually, I have enough items in my closet to make a uniform for any occasion.

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Red Eye Shadow Inspiration

These days, it’s not unusual to find unique makeup looks trending. Everyone from celebrities to everyday people are dying their hair colors inspired by the rainbow or wearing bright blue lipstick. One of my favorite unique beauty trends happening right now is red eye shadow. It sounds intense but there are ways that you can wear red shadow without looking like a character from a dark teen romance novel. It’s all about blending order to make this beauty trend work for you. Find out some fun ways that you can rock red eye shadow.

Blended And Creamy- This look is perfect for a festival. It’s all about using a sheer cream eye shadow rather than a powder shadow to make it look like the blogger’s look below.

 Bold Liner- Go for a bold black liquid liner  take your red shadow look over the top. It’ll help make your eyes look dramatic and sexy rather than scary.

 Red And Gold- Your eye shadow doesn’t have to be one color. Add some gold shadow  to the inner
 corners of your eyes after you’ve applied and blended your favorite red shadow.

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Sonntag, 18. Oktober 2015

Fashion Themed Halloween Costumes

If you’re a fashion lover, dressing like your favorite fashion person for Halloween just makes sense. If you liked my first post on fashion themed Halloween costumes, then you’re definitely going to like this post. Read on to see how you can dress like the industries top folks.

Lady Gaga- Lady Gaga has had plenty of high fashion moments. She has looked amazing in all of her performance and music video looks over the years. One of my favorite Lady Gaga fashion moments was when she dressed like the female version of Skeleton Boy for her Born This Way music video. This look is all about the makeup. There are plenty of tutorials online on how to perfect this makeup look. You’ll mostly need matte black  and white  shadow to make this look your own.

Kate Moss- If you want to go for a Kate Moss costume, I suggest aiming for her heroine chic days. Pick up a slip dress and some heels. Make your hair look sleek yet messy, and then be sure to add some matte brown powder below your lash line. Also make sure that you contour your cheeks to take heroine chic over the edge

Cara Delevinge- Cara is known for her straight blonde hair, brows and kooky personality. For her look, don a white tank top, some super skinny jeans along with a pair of converse. Add a beanie or a backwards cap and some eyebrow filler for an uncanny costume..

Iris Apfel- An Iris Apfel costume is all about the big round glasses. Wear a cropped white wig, plenty of costume jewelry and a loose colorful outfit. You’re all set for the perfect fashion costume.

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(credit: L.R.)