Neon Jewels

7 Mar

To go along with yesterday’s post, I wanted to include more jewelry in neon and brights.  I’m slightly obsessed with this trend because I think it’s the ultimate statement-making piece to add to a simple white tee.  You can balance out the hyper-pigmented impact with a neutral blazer or leather jacket.  I found a ton of this awesome jewelry on Etsy.com, for decent prices, too.  I also love the mixed-media effect of combining synthetic materials with metals, natural materials, and different textures.  The leopard-rhinestone cuff below has several eye-popping patterns that still come together in a really one of a kind piece that you will probably get tons of compliments on.

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Would you wear any of these pieces during the day? Or strictly for a going-out look?

Where to buy: All the jewelry from Etsy by Rocks Paper Metal, Colorblock Shop and LoveObsessed, except for the Marc Jacobs bracelet.

Thanks for reading!

-Katrina

Neon + Neutrals

7 Mar

I am really into this neon and neutral combination trend.  All you need to do is wear a neutral color such as camel, white, black, or grey, and punch it up with a super bright or fluorescent shade. If you’re daring enough, you can wear a full-on color blocked neon/neutral outfit, or just add a pop of bright color with a clutch or pair of heels.  The look also works for make-up and nails.  Keeping your other make-up simple but adding an electric pop of coral or pink lipstick is really fresh right now.  I’ve found a ton of looks to demonstrate how the neon + neutrals look works, so get your inspiration now! 

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Thanks for reading!

-Katrina 

Celebrity Hair Ideas

1 Mar

I often look to celebrities for inspiration on hair styles, cuts, and color.  They are lucky enough to have access to the most talented and innovative stylists on the planet, so they often have perfectly hi-lighted, colored, and teased locks.  A newer trend is balayage, “peek-a-boo“, or ombré-style hi-lights.  Balayage involves the stylist free-handedly painting on color that looks more natural, sun-kissed, and less streaky and rigid like traditional foil hi-lights can sometimes be.  Many celebrities are embracing this slightly grown-out, blended look.  “Peek-a-boo” color and ombré (shown mostly on Lauren Conrad and Rachel Bilson) allows the colorist to add noticeable lighter shades to the underneath or bottom half of the hair, creating a bold bi-color effect.

What I like most about these styles is the carefree, natural essence.  Natural hair-color still shows through, and reminds me of the end-of-summer look, where your hair is effortlessly dirty blonde, or streaked with some natural golden hues, and just gradually fading.  Do you love this look, or find it too “grown-out”?

Thanks for reading!

-Katrina 

Fresh and Flirty

29 Feb

Beautiful, colorful things I want to take on my trip to Florida.

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Clockwise from top left: Dress from Forever 21, Oaklee Sandals from Steve Madden, Pave Link Bracelet from Michael Kors, Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes by J. Crew, Neon Edge Linen Scarf by Juicy Couture. 

Color-Blocking

28 Feb

I’m sure we have all noticed the trend of color-blocking this season, as it is everywhere, from low-end to designer, and appearing on everything from shoes to clothing to jewelry.  The look is fairly simple to accomplish, it just consists of pairing two or more bold colors within an outfit or individual piece.  My favorite combinations are pink and redvibrant green and cobalt blue, and orange and purple.

1. CAPUCINE by DANNIJO, $445  2. EDITOR ANKLE PANT by EXPRESS, $69.90  3. COLORBLOCKED WOVEN TOP by FOREVER 21, $16.90  4. UV RAYS BIKINI by LOLLI, $59-$79 5. WIMZIKUL by STEVE MADDEN, $109.95

A few more looks: (from left) BCBGMAXAZRIA Colorblock Bandage Pencil Skirt, Collective Concepts Color Block Blouse, Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Two Tone Faux Wrap Dress, and Patterson J. Kincaid Miska Shoulder Top

Olivia Palermo – Style Icon

17 Feb

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Olivia Palermo is well-known as a NY socialite/model, and an “it-girl” in the fashion culture.  You may remember her from MTV’s The City where she competed with Whitney Port while working at DVF.  She also worked in Accessories for ELLE magazine, is currently guest-editor of Piperlime, and has fronted or collaborated with many designer labels, such as Rochas fragrance and Stuart Weitzman.

Whitney and Olivia

Besides her impeccable style and high-end taste for fashion, shoes, and accessories, Olivia is ambitious, well-spoken, and charming.  Her blog, oliviapalermo.com, has been nominated by the BlogLovin’ Awards, and she continues to grace the covers of magazines and the front rows of various shows during NYFW.

She is originally from Greenwich, CT and is based in New York City.

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Olivia at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2012.


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Collage of my favorite Olivia fashion moments, and her perfect boyfriend Johannes.

Wedges Galore

16 Feb

This post is devoted solely (pun intended) to shoes – mostly wedges, because they’re awesome.  Everyone knows wedges are the perfect shoe because they add height and sexiness while still being comfortable enough to wear all day or night.  They are a great alternative to your pump or stiletto, and much easier to walk in.  Hope you enjoy the shoe party below!

Peep-toe wedges are obviously my favorite. 1. JOYCE SHINY SNAKESKIN WEDGE, $280 2. PALM WEDGE, $250 3. DELILAH SNAKE WEDGE SANDALS, $345 4. COCOA SANDAL, $98 5. NELLA SANDAL, $98 6. TOM’S CROCHET, $58       7. CLARA WEDGE, $175 8. PALM BEACH NAVAJO, $105

Thanks for reading!

-Katrina