Makeup Monday…

All about beauty tips every Monday.
I was inspired over the weekend to talk about Lip-Liner. I love liner. I do not wear it all the time, but when I want to have more of a defined lips, I make sure to pull out sharpener and get it ready.
Over the weekend I was at a party where I knew no one and there for I was talking to everyone. I happen to stumble across the cutest college kid. We made small talk for a bit. but, I could not help but look at her lips. This 5 foot nothing petite little things lip-liner was taking over her entire face and distracting me from the rest of her beautiful features. I wanted to grab her hand take her into the neatest bathroom and give her a lesson on how to apply and wear liner and lipstick.
This is why I wanted to make sure I give the lip-liner 101 to you all. It is super easy to just blend your liner and lipstick together. It will enhance your lips and not distract from your beauty.

Step one:
Apply lip liner to outline your lip. If you think by going outside you actual lip line will make them appear bigger… You are sooooooo wrong. You will end up looking like BOBO the clown.

Step two:
This step is the secret tool to blending liner and lipstick. Put on your lipstick on horizontal instead of vertical. I use a lipstick brush to make sure I my lips are even. However, either a brush or your actual stick will work great. Just do it like you would brushing your teeth, up and down not side to side.

Step three:
After applying your lipstick HORIZONTAL, Blot your lips and apply your lipstick one more time. It sounds tedious to be  blotting and re-applying. By doing this will help your lipstick last longer on your lips.

Final Step:
Apply lip gloss, MAC glass, or what I use Carmex to give a shine kissable look.

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Packing Up For A Weekend Away…

Its Monday and Memorial day weekend is days away… What are you going to need without weighing yourself down? When packing for a trip outside the city you need to realize that packing light is the key. It is also important that you make sure you have everything you need for any occasion. This is why I created a list for myself to make sure I cover all my basis for the up-and-coming Holiday weekend.

 

 

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Midi- Up Y’all

Loving to see that midi length are coming back in full speed. From TopShop to Carven these are on my Midi list for spring. Buy now and love them later.

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Run-Down Of 2013

What can I say… 2013 was a Grand year all around From Politics to Celebrity babies.  In my last few hours of this fab year as I say goodbye, I am sharing some of my fave moments that happened…

Starting off with the inauguration of Barack Obama. Entering the White House for his second term. I never, EVER talk about Politics but Obama is known as the “Peoples” President. Polls have been up and down through out this year based on his crew’s decisions and policies but I am not going into that at all. The one thing that stuck out the most about our President was his selfie moment  at Nelson Mandela’s Funeral. Was it in bad taste for taking a selfie at his funeral? You decide.  You know if he has a twitter he is defiantly a selfie enthusiast.

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Speaking of Selfie’s… This was a 2013 phenomenon. Instagram exploded and the selfie gates opened. I personally love me a selfie in the right setting. However, some people took it a little toooooo far. For example, Geraldo Rivera or Kim Kardashian showing she got her pre baby body back (you be the judge). Love them or hate them,  Selfies were huge. I’ll admit my instagram has a few selfie pics and a even a selfie video (that was later made into a parody).

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Red Carpet fashion was a solid win this year in my opinion. My WOW Women this past year…

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Peek-A-Boo was on trend and all over the red carpets as Celebs left very little to ones imagination. Not going to lie… hands down my fave trend of 2013. I mean…If you got it, Flaunt it. Right?

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Congrats to the ladies who’s men put a ring on it this year. And not just a ring… ROCKS! I guess Congrats to the lucky men as well   who spent a pretty penny on their ladies and making them my top WOWZER Rings of 2013.  From Bradgalina and Jennifer Aniston to Kim Kardashian’s cheesy proposal, Ciara’s birthday surprise and obvs my fave Gabriel Union’s 8.5 carat. All these ladies have something to Love and cherish  from that special question they all received from 2013.

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This year would never be the same without Queen Beyonce’s Surprise album. With only dropping just a few weeks ago this Album has already reached the highest selling record on ITunes. Not bad for an entire album that had no prior singles or advertising. Goes to show just how major that Mrs. Carter is.

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Thanks to Miley making it mainstream, One Word… TWERK!

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Top 10 Singles that we all grooved and twerked toooo this year…

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Top 10 Movies I didn’t see. But most of you did. Thats why it made this list from IMBD.

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I could go on for days trying to cover how insane 2013 was. But I have to start getting ready for New Years Eve. Say one last goodbye to 2013. BYEEEEEEEE.  Hello 2014!  Make next year be more about your success, family, friends, relationships, and Paying it forward. Always!

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One Dress three moods

Its that time of year where your schedule gets filled up by  Holiday parties.  I never know what mood I’m feeling until I go to my closet. Accessories can transform any dress.  That is why I created three different vibes that you can execute with only a pair of shoes and a single item of jewelry.

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1. Emilio Pucci Bracelet. Antonio Berardi heels.

2. Lanvin Earrings. Christian Louboutin heels.

3. Gucci statement necklace. Sophia Webster heels.

Find variations at any price or go straight right to the source net-a-porter

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Its a Jay Z Christmas over at Barneys NY

Mr. Shawn (jay Z) Carter has teamed up with Barneys New York for this seasons Holiday extravaganza.  Jay Z mentioned that he wanted to create a true New York Holiday vibe.  According to WWD, this limited edition Holiday collection will be a hoodie from Rick Owens, Lanvin tailored jacket, a duffel bag from Proenza Schouler, and more. nothing says NY Holiday like Lanvin and Rick Owens. Right? I can imagine in the charmed life of JayZ. Drop date has been leaked for  November 20th launch date approaches. 

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Extra, Extra, RED All About It..

Attention Ladies, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Movers, and Shakers,

I am here to tell all of you that the statement color I am seeing and wearing all over the place is RED.  You can wear red any day, anytime, and any occasion.  I picked out some of my fave pieces in the Red family that will have you looking on point every minute of everyday. Fall is the perfect time to wear such a statement color. Even if you think you can’t pull red off. I know you can still get yourself a fierce accessory.  A handbag or a pair of shoes will keep you on point this season.  No excuses not to be wearing this seasons HOTTEST hue.

Even my homegirl on my wall at the office is rocking her Red floral dress. She could stand to use some pigmentation in her skin or even a lil hair color.  I really can’t judge because she is bringing it everyday to the office…

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Nest Egg In The Sky…

I mean… Talk about setting up shop where you not only have your flagship store, your design studio, but your dream apartment taking up a half a block radius in the hottest neighborhood on the island of Manhattan. If your name is Diane von Furstenberg, then this is your life. The very talented fashion designer is best known for the famous wrap dress and her bold prints.

Every time I make a trip down to the Meatpacking district I can’t help but always look upon Diane’s 6 story brick building and gaze to a stimulating glass-and-steal little nest on the very top of the six story building

The décor inside is inspiration enough for me to update my very own apartment. However, I am still missing the incredible 80 foot that is in the middle of the room.

One of the most inspiring things that DVF has said, that I do my best to abide by is        “I don’t like to talk about my dreams,” she says. “I like to make them happen. I prefer to talk about them when they’re done.”

Readers Digest got a sneak peak in the designer’s oasis.

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Get The Boot…

Boots are my absolute fave. thing to buy for Fall. That’s why I’m excited to go on “le tour de web” and pick out my must haves this season.

The biggest trends still going strong this season are embellishments, motorcycle, ankle, and knee. Now is the time to invest in your ED (everyday) boot for Fall. And why not treat yourself to one that will make you feel amazing every time you slip it on.

Here is a sample platter of what you will be seeing me rock this year.


1.Balenciaga is killing it with these tough luxe downtown cool cutout boots.  Matchesfashion.com

2.Vince Camuto makes some pretty rad motorcycle boots for a decent price. Amazon.com

3.I can go crazy over MiuMiu sometimes. That small metal toe detail in the front, Drives me bananas. Net-A-Porter.com

4. So much love for Isabel Marant. These may be over the top. But pair these with the right outfit, and you will be a stunner for sure. Matchesfashion.com

5. Simple EDs (every-days) by Acne that will give you the ultra chic-ness to your wardrobe.  mytheresa.com

6. I will admit Steve Madden nailed it with these shit-kicken bandit boots. Amazon.com 

7. I have been craving bows for Fall and who else would I turn to then Valentino to have the perfect mullet boot around. You know, business in the front. Bow Party in the back. these babies also come with a heel as well. Nordstrom.com

8. the perfect boot for any occasion this season. sleek yet simple. For under $270, you can add these to your closet and not have that buyers remorse I always hear women talking about. Nordstrom.com

9. LOVE these neutral ankle boots by Sam Edelman. With it having a stacked thick heel, you will gain the height while you have the comfort. Amazon.com

10. Investment of the season. As you all may know, I am a sucker for beige. That is why these Mulberry’s will be my splurge of the season. Mulberry.com

11. who doesn’t want a little fringe in their life?  These will add some fun to your outfit without looking all crazy. and with them being under $200, I am sure we can manage these in our Fall budget. Amazon.com

12. Last but not least me newest lover. Rag and Bone classic Harrow bootie in the black suede with contrasting brown strap leaves me breathless every time I just glance at these babies.  Bergdorfgoodman.com

I hope I have helped you come closer to finding your boots for Fall. I know I just made it that more difficult for myself as I debate which ones exactly I need to get and want to get.

As you know, if any of you need styling advice as to what you can wear with these boots. I am only an email away. You tell me what you boot you are thinking about and I will gives you looks you can pull off. Casey@caseyexplainsitall.com

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Inspiration Into Reality

One of the things that inspire is honestly walking around the streets of New York. I am also a big fan of my monthly subscriptions to all my fave mags.  I could be going about my regular day and then in an instant I can turn a corner and see an outfit  that stops me dead in my tracks. I  keep a file of pictures I take or come across of outfits that I would love to recreate and put my own spin on it.

My first look is a cute girl wearing a bright jacket with a stripe shirt and distressed shorts. I knew I had every element of that outfit right in my closet. Here I put my spin on it…

The next look is super fun and casual for a weekend brunch with girls. I took one look at the inspiration picture and knew right away I had all these things already in my closet. I turned my stripe dress in a skirt. For the vest, I had this old GAP denim jacket that I cut off the sleeves and gave it an updated alteration.

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