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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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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.


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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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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One Dress Two Ways…

I have fallen in love with this cobalt blue silk belted dress by Jason Wu. It is a must have staple for any evening event this season. I decided to play up two totally different looks that will leave everyone gasping for air the moment you walk in.

First…I wanted to show off an edgy side to this dress. Starting off with some funky McQ Alexander McQueen studded neon pink Pumps. Throw on an over the top Tom Binns Swarovski bib necklace, and a Stella McCartney Neon-trimmed faux python clutch to tie the entire fashion forward look. It is a bit eccentric but totally worth it. I’d say “DO IT” if you are feeling like your inner rock star vixen wants to come out.

If you want a more Grace Kelly vibe, I put together a ravishing classic look. Starting off with Valentino at your feet. These classic satin peep toe pumps have an exceptional detail with crystals on the  bows giving a simple yet elegant finish. I also incorporated a modern take on the neck line. Even though this Bottega Veneta oxidized necklace is far from our grandmothers pearls, it is still subtle yet an intriguing piece of jewelry. To top it off, I added the signature Bottega Clutch. Big enough to fit your keys, lip gloss and a credit card.


Either way, This dress will have you be the talk of the town either edgy or classic. Let me know which girl you are… Classic or Edgy?

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Back to School…

Remember the days of going back to school was the best part about summer. Of course after a week in, the novelty wears off and you already went through your new school clothes. Now a days, all of our days are running together we don’t have summer to spend with friends or gearing up going back to school.

I am here to introduce a new rule. I have made the decision to go back to school shopping for myself this year. Just because I am no longer in school does not mean I have to give up my favorite pastime.  I put together two looks that I know will mix and match everything I already own in my closet.

My first look is my  “Working Girl Chic” Something that every 9-5 lady can put on in the morning and feel refined all day long.  Instead Of a new backpack I would need an iPad case and will be trading in my  lace-up Chuck Taylors, for Givenchy heels.

My other look that fits my alter-ego personalty. I call this look “Classic on Acid”  Something a little more edgier but still sophisticated. All the kids on the playground will be either envious of me or intimidated of how kick ass I will look.

Both of these outfits cost well into the thousands of dollars range. However the great thing about back to school shopping when you are my age, is that you will not be growing out of your clothes in 6 months. These are all investment pieces that you will have in your closet for years to come. Who said going back to school is a drag?

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Fanny Packs are Back???

The name “fanny pack” originated in the UK. Fanny in the US means tush, fanny across the pond means vagina. Fanny packs reached the peak of their popularity in the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s. Today, fanny packs are considered to be a fashion faux pas. “Weird Al” Yankovic, for instance, mocks the wearing of fanny packs in his song “White and Nerdy.”

That is not stopping some of  top Designers   reintroducing them back into the main stream and giving them a new name. Goodbye fanny, Hello “belt bag”. Some of the top fashionista Celebs are pushing for this trend to catch on. Can fanny packs re-invent themselves and make a bigger comeback then before??? If Mariah Carey can have a mental break down on MTV and then get dropped from her label only to come back bigger then ever… I think the new and improved BELT BAG  has a good chance.

Top designers like  Dolce and Gabbana showcased belt bags all over their Fall 2011 runways. It has come along way from the nylon neon obnoxious color we once saw. You see fine leather, sophisticated styles and not to mention it leaves you hands free all day long.

I have had my signature Gucci Fanny  belt bag that has been in  my bag collection for years. I think I secretly love this trend and will be busting it out and rock it.

Casey’s Side Note:::: All I ask is if you have a pet, please do not feed into this trend and mix the belt bag and pet carrier. This should not have even been created. The dog in this picture looks upset and un-happy. My advice, Do the belt bag trend but please do not include your animals.

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Fall In Love Friday…

TGIF and what is the best way to end the week…Falling in love with something new. This week I could not help but Fall In Love with a designer duo who has been all the rage in  the fashion industry the past few season. May I introduce Proenza Schouler

The fabulous design team of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are making waves and breaking fashion boundies. Hernandez and McCollough met in design school, then partnered on their graduation project. This modern luxury label offers an edgy, youthful take on upscale dressing. Initially popular for its modern interpretation of bustiers and corsetry, the line features tailored coats in menswear pattern prints, color-blocking, and their number one accessory (My next big Purchase the PS1 handbag)

My favorite looks from Spring 2011:

As you can see, These boys are not afraid of color texture or playing with shape.




Sneeeek Peeeeeek of Fall 2011/12

For Fall they had fun with mix and matching texctures, patterns and porportion.


My Next Bag purchase:

Click here if you want to shop Proenza Spring Collection for your self…


This dynamic duo is killing it on the run way and I for one am proud to Fall In Love with them and their kick ass label. Thanks boys, keep up the good work.

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Trend Tuesday…

I can not help mention one of my favorite trends coming out this spring…
Wide Leg pant are making a huge come back for Spring. I have been seeing it from fashion week, to the little divas on the street that are ahead of the trends by months.

I found these flare light wash denim from Gap that is in everyone’s denim budget. For less than $60 you too can jump on this trend.

Keep it casual with a stripe shirt with a stiped nautical shirt I found from Net-A-Porter.com…

Dress is up for a night out with boyfriend jacket from Bloomingdales and chunky jewelry.

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace found at Saks Fifth Ave.

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Your Boyfriend Is Your New Accessory…

Don’t leave home without your boyfriend blazer this summer! He may turn out to be your favorite must have accessory. You can take him to work over a button-down or paired with heels and a sassy top for going out at night. Make sure you roll up his sleeves and add some colorful bangles to your wrist.

The key ingredient to make this seasons trend work for you is to pick a jacket that complements your body type. A boxy-cut may hide your waist and add weight to your frame. Make sure you can button the jacket and when you put your hands straight out in front of you, give yourself enough wiggle room for movement. Whatever your shape, wear a figure fitting underpinning with a bright fun color to make it even more slenderizing.

Don’t Forget to have fun with your boyfriend Jacket. Add fun jewelry that is chunky, loud and fun.

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