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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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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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Spring Into Action…

It’s that time of year again to make room for new friends in your closet.  Keep in mind that some of your last season “go to” shoes will remain in your top 10. However, times they are a changing and so is your style. These are my picks for the must haves for spring. I hope you are as excited as I am for my new slew of shoes.

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Thrill Seeker

I am not much of a thrill seeker these days. Don’t get me wrong, I have done my share of skydiving in New Zealand, surfing in Sayulita, Mexico and riding sand dunes in Arizona. However, this season I will be living in the fast lane through my clothes. If you are living the extreme life or simply wanting to just dress like it, I have the answer for you.

My inspiration mood board:

The key to this seasons sporty trend is to take one key piece and turn it into a day-to-night outfit.

For example, I found this amazing sporty Alexander Wang jacket to create a fun look for the office. I decided to keep the jacket the main event and add a pair of flat-front trousers, chunky platforms, and a mesh racer back tank. Keeping the color palette alive, I added a fun contrasting belt and a loud over-the-top necklace.

I came across this amazing surfer-inspired dress by Michael Kors and I wanted to play it up a bit. So, I  paired it with a cotton-blend jacket and rolled up the sleeves  for a more casual take, and pair with sandals and a fun bracelet. If I was out on the town wearing this little get-up, I imagine a hightop bun  glossy lips and a sassy clutch.

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Road Block

Slam on your fashion breaks ladies, everything is coming to a halt this season thanks to color blocking.  Can you ask for anything more for your spring wardrobe??? Here is a road map of my must have staples this seasons.

They key to making this trend successful  is not over doing the single trend from head to toe. For example, the Carven pumps would look amazing with a simple LBD and a fun contrasting clutch.

You could also take the Tibi blouse, add fun pants, and strappy stilts to wrap it together.

Please DO NOT over think it. Have fun with it and make it your own.

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