Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Recent Obsession: Coco Rocha in Diesel Fall 2012 Campaign

Diesel isn't a brand that I usually follow but recently while reading the August issue of InStyle magazine I came across the Diesel Fall 2012 ad campaign. This campaign features the lovely Coco Rocha whom I happen to be a huge fan of. I loved everything about the campaign images by Steven Meisel. The edgy styling was amazing. Everything was perfect from the cuffed distressed jeans to the menswear inspiration. The shoes are to die for and the studded belt and fabulous blazer are pieces I wish were in my closet right now. I am also in love with the hair, makeup (that red lip completes the whole look), and nails. Overall best campaign images I've seen in a while. They will certainly serve as inspiration as I shop for back-to-school. I may have just found a new brand to watch out for every time I open up a magazine.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Back to School Essentials: Trendy Denim

Jeans are always a huge back-to-school must have, but this year the stores are carrying a bit more than the usual  blue hue. Turn your back-to-school wardrobe up a notch or two with some seriously awesome denim trends. Here are some of the jean styles I'll be rocking in the halls this year:

Printed: From cheetah to snakeskin to floral, a pair of printed jeans can easily up the edginess of your outfit. Keep the rest of your look classic (basic t-shirts, simple blouses, and flats) and you'll look awesome.

Distressed (ripped-up): The ripped jeans look is still going strong but make sure to keep the rest of your look fresh (floral shirts, lace and easy pieces) and please refrain from making your jeans look unintentional. A few rips here and there is fine but giant holes all over the jeans is NOT a cute look. Trust me. I'm thinking or styling last season's distressed jeans with lace tights underneath.

Brights & Jewel Tones: Bright red, blue, teal, and purple jeans can look so classy when styled the right way. I wear my electric blue skinnies with a classy white button-up and chic boots. You can also try color blocking. Magenta skinny jeans with a detailed teal top would be ultra glam.

Pastels: Keep 'em feminine or rock 'em out. These girlie jeans would look super cute with lace and floral print tops or you can style them with rocker pieces like graphic t-shirts, leather jackets, and combat boots. Either way these jeans are one of my favorite styles. Have I mentioned I'm a bit obsessed with pastels?!

The denim trends don't just stop at unique jeans. Denim shirts, skirts, and bustiers are also something to look into this season.

Don't let all these fabulous trends distract you from picking up a few classics. A great pair of regular 'ol blue jeans is always a must. Black and grey jeans are also good to have in your wardrobe too. They are versatile and always in style.
Happy denim shopping!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

My Top 12 Must Haves

12.) Hoop Earrings - You can dress them up or dress them down but no matter what they always look young & fresh. They look best thin & in either gold or silver.

11.) A Signature Fragrance - A signature fragrance is just as important to me as any other clothing item. Your signature fragrance should describe your personality. My signature is Pink by Victoria's Secret. It is affordable and smells great! I have also be known to wear Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani & Hailey by Aeropostale.

10.) Bold Lip color - This one isn't for everyone but I love bright lips. When my outfit needs a little something I slick on my Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm and I'm good to go. My favorite shade is Pink Punch. A pretty pink hue. This product is totally buildable you can use it for a hint of  baby pink or a bright splash of hot pink. It also has SPF 20 so it's great for the summertime. I swear by this product.

9.) Aviator Sunglasses - Classic & chic. What more can you ask for? I love them best with silver lenses and mirrored frames.

8.) Studded Belts - They add a bit of edge to any outfit. I love white ones with silver studs.

7.) Cocktail Rings - I love rings especially huge ones. I have an entire collection. They add a bit of sparkle to any outfit. Think of them as a mini masterpiece on your finger. You get them for great prices at stores like Forever21 and Charlotte Russe.

6.) Statement Bags - A good quality bag that says a lot about you is a must. It's okay to splurge a bit on this item.

5.) Boots - Boots are a staple in my shoe wardrobe.you can wear them throughout the year.

4.) Statement Necklaces - Statement necklaces are my weakness. I own more than I'd like to admit. They can transform any outfit. Wear one with your favorite LBD and you have yourself a fabulous night out look. Throw one on with a t-shirt, ripped jeans, and some worn in boots and you have an instant effortlessly chic look. Forever21 always has 'em!

3.) Skinny Jeans - I own very few pairs of jeans that aren't skinny jeans. I have them in light washes, dark washes, neon colors, and even cheetah print. They enhance your curves and make you look great.

2.) Converse Sneakers - Everyone should own a pair of these classic sneakers! I wear mine with everything. I own 30+ pairs.

1.) Blazers - Blazer are my #1 must have for a reason. They make you look put together & you can throw one on over anything. With a blazer, you can dress up jeans or a girly dress. So cute! I have a bunch of different colors and styles. Whenever I need to be taken seriously I wear one. They give you an instant confidence boost.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012


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