3.08.2017

Fashion Editorial: Life in Pink! {Cosmopolitan Spain}

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Color of the moment, PINK, takes center stage in Cosmopolitan Spain's fashion editorial 'La Vida En Pink'. Model Katty Trost donned pink from head to toe with dip-dyed cotton candy colored hair but and showed the color can be both sweet and sassy.  This season make the color your own with clothing and accessories including pink moto jackets, pastel pants, blush sneakers and more.

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Editorial: Cosmopolitan Spain, September 2016 / Photographer: Alicia Aguilera / Model: Katie Trost

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*Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

2.15.2017

Accessory Alert! White Boots

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Mud puddles be damned, white boots are white hot! Impractical? Maybe. In style? Absolutely! Fashion editors, models and bloggers have been ruling the streets at New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2017 in white boots. From 90s inspired white Doc Martin's to high shine white patent leather booties, the styles are aplenty and the ways to wear them are even greater.

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When paired with men's inspired inspired suiting a dash of pink adds in feminine flare. White boots are taken up a notch when they come with a metallic heal like these white boots with rose gold heel.

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White patent leather ankle boots infuse a mod vibe to current styles. At New York Fashion Week this show goer paired hers with a bright handbag and teddy bear coat for warmth. 

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Running between shows at New York fashion week looks like a breeze when wearing low heeled white booties and wide legged denim.

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Fashion editors know that white sneakers aren't the only white shoe you need in your closet this season. At NYFW fall/winter 2017 Vogue staffers paired their white chelsea boots with a midi dresses and skirts and warm coats to meld winter and spring styles. 

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White heeled boots are the perfect transition boot when the weather starts to warm. Make like this fashionista and pair them with a red skirt and and black turtleneck for a head turning look. 

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Last but not least and my personal favorite way to wear white boots: Pair your white ankle boots with ripped jeans and a classic white shirt for a look that is equal parts chic and rock'n'roll. 

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2.07.2017

Beauty Beat: MLBB (My Lips But Better) Lipstick

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Ever heard of the beauty term "MLBB"? Don't feel out of the loop,  I hadn't either, until I discovered Reddit's Makeup Addiction page the other night and found that one of the hottest topic is My Lips But Better "MLBB" lipstick. 

MLBB lipstick shades mimic your natural lip color but have a hint more color that helps enhance your features. This lip look is perfect for a smoky eye makeup look or for a quick swipe of color on a casual Sunday. From soft natural nudes and peaches to dusty mauve's and  light bitten berries, My Lips But Better shades can range for whatever your in the mood for and formulas come in creamy glosses, matte lipsticks and sheer tints. The only important factor is that your MLBB lipstick gives you the look of natural beauty.   

To be up front, I'm fair skinned and vary in hair color from blonde to dark blonde, so my range of research concentrates on My Lips But Better lipstick shades for fair skin. Some of the hottest on the web are from NARS and Urban Decay, and my personal go-to MLBB is Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in 07. Below is a list of some of the most beloved natural looking MLBB lipstick shades (particularly for fair skin).

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1.24.2017

Fitness Fashion: Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38


Fitness fashion retailer Carbon 38 has launched an exclusive collection of activewear with CFDA award-winning womenswear designer, Jonathan Simkhai, that pushes the limits of athleisure. 

The Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 collection of leggings, jackets, sports bras and more unites Simkhai's signature powerful yet feminine designs featuring architectural detailing with Carbon38's expertise in high performance fabrics and practical athletic elements. Standouts include peplum waisted active jackets a modern wide-legged track pant and lace-up tanks that will seamlessly transition from the streets to yoga studio.

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*Images via Carbon38

View the entire Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 collection here

1.04.2017

Street Style Inspired: Oversized Scarves

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Images via Pinterest

Is everyone surviving the polar vortex? Not to rub it in, but here in San Francisco we have winter fashion a bit easier than those in the midwest ect - I mean we can actually leave our homes without wearing a snow jacket.  These casually cool street style looks left me inspired to find an oversized plaid or houndstooth scarf to bundle up in. Paired with a chunky knit sweater or leather moto jacket, jeans and Wayfarers,  oversized scarves make the perfect accessory to brave the winter weather in. 

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12.09.2016

Trend Alert: Metallic Pleated Skirts

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I love a sequin pant, but this holiday party season I'm looking for something a bit more day-to-night versatile, a metallic pleated skirt! From classic metallics such as gold, bronze and silver to jewel tone colors, a metallic pleated skirt makes an instant impression without trying to hard. Celebrities have been stepping out in designer lame pleated skirts to wow the press and fashionistas everywhere know that this trend can be taken for a standout daytime look just as easily. 

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Actress Dakota Johnson dressed to impress in a pleated midi purple lame Gucci skirt and made her look winter appropriate with a fur jacket, tights to keep warm, and some 70s revival platforms! Get her look for less with this jewel toned metallic pleated skirt.

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Fashion icon Alexa Chung gave us cool girl holiday style by mixing her gold lame pleat skirt with more casual striped sweater and sleek black pumps. Get her look with this under $100 version gold pleat skirt.

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For some real party perfection, take a cue from fashionista Solange Knowels and look for a bronze or rose gold pleated midi skirt. She mixed hers with a similar toned top and stilettos for understated glam that would work for a boozy brunch or cocktail party.  

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To take your metallic maxi skirt from night to day dress it down with items you already have in your closet such as classic sneakers and a leather jacket. To up the anti on this trend look for a striped metallic pleated skirt  or this lame printed maxi skirt.

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For a sophisticated and warm winter look incorporating the lame pleated skirt trend, keep your outfit monochrome from head to toe. A silver pleated maxi skirt with an oversized grey sweater achieves instant chic!

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Last but not least, my personal favorite way to wear a metallic pleat skirt is to pair it with a concert tee for some downtown edge! Throw on a leather jacket or faux fur in the winter and take it off when the weather allows to keep rocking this trend through spring. Get the look with this under $100 bronze pleat skirt.

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