Posts Tagged ‘summer’

What to do Wednesday – Hair Buns!!

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What hair styles are good to beat the heat?

Summer time is the hardest time for me to manage my hair and I am sure for you guys as well. Between the heat, humidity and sweat our hair can be a frizzy mess…ugh!!! Who wants to stand under the hot air of a blow dryer everyday in this heat? What to do? Well, hair buns of course! But doing the same old bun everyday gets so boring which is why I scoured YouTube and found these gems for you; wet & dry hair buns that can be done in less than ten minutes and can be worn casually for day or dressed up for night (add some sparkly pins), genius! Try them out and give your hair, yourself and your blow drier a much need time off.

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Tuesday Trendy

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This week’s trendy topic is on spring/summer’s biggest splash – NEON! From clothes, shoes, jewelry to make up and even hair, we are seeing neon everywhere. Though I am not afraid of wearing colors, I am very cautious of wearing neon. It’s just so “look at me” bright that I feel like it points out all my flaws, lol. So, I decided to try out this trend little by little; I started with jewelry first, then to tops, and finally to a dress (yes, the orange dress below is my only neon dress). I am still on the fence about wearing neon shoes (I like my shoes and bags to be neutral colors) but I am definitely not going to try neon make up (too bold for me, lol). Below are some of my favorite celebs rocking the neon trend and also two of my pictures to show you how I wore my neon.

First picture is a daytime look of me wearing an eyelet dress with neon pink necklace and I paired that with bright (not neon) yellow and pink bracelets. I think the neon adds some sass to the plain white dress.

Second picture is my version of doing neon at night; it’s me wearing my neon orange dress with black accessories and shoes. Since the dress is so bright, I decided to wear it with simple, understated jewelry and plain black belt and shoes to tame the outfit a little.

Let me know in the comments below what you think about wearing neon and how you styled it. Is there any other trend that you are currently obsessed with or would like me to talk about?

Below are some places where you can get neon:

Charlotte Russe dress
Forever 21 top
Rocks Paper Metal earrings
ColorblocksShop necklace
Target shoes (a steal!!)
Aldo purse

 

Friday Fab Finds

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Fab finds will be all about amazing items I buy or find at just as amazing price.  With economy still looking gloom and some of us still at the brink of losing jobs or with no jobs, it’s hard to find the money in our budget to buy or even justify a big ticket item.  Every Friday I will post about an item in a fabulous price.  So, fierce fashionistas everywhere can treat themselves to something wonderful without that after taste of guilt.

Starting off the fab “fash” find is a white watch for summer.  I have been lusting over ceramic white watches since two years ago and after all the searching, still was unable to find one that was within my limited budget.  I refuse to buy a white watch for more than $200 that I will only wear for the short summer season.  So, after searching the web like a mad woman and reading countless reviews, I came across this wonderful Armitron Now white watch.  It’s not ceramic but made out of resin (ceramic is very heavy) so its light weight, has Swarovski crystal all around, water resistant, looks great on my petite arm, and cost about $40, what more can I want!  So, I got it and at last my search for white watch is finished.  It looks great (not cheap looking) but the band was a little big, which you can easily fix at home by removing some of the links, and the butterfly closure hides the latch so you don’t see the closure, it looks continuous.  Below are the pictures of me wearing the watch and also the Amazon link if you want to get it for yourself or as a gift for someone special.  Happy shopping & TGIF!!

Armitron Now white watch – Amazon.com

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Monday Madness

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Monday madness will be all about things that I am currently obsessed with whether it’s a new fashion or exercise trend to a great book or exciting travel destination. So, starting off the “madness” with a fierce new fashion trend – LEATHER in the summer!!!

I never thought leather is even an option in the summertime, sweaty and sticky does not really scream fashionable. But as you can see from these fashionistas below you can work around the stickiness by wearing it as shorts, lose tops, or skirts. Wear the shorts casually like Jada Pinkett-Smith with a plain tee for daytime or dress it up with a statement necklace and killer heels for night out like Lauren Conrad. Emma Stone and Minka Kelly shows how to wear the lose top with summer’s statement pieces printed and white pants; can be worn casually with neutral flats for daytime or with colorful heels and clutch for night look. Lastly, we have Kerry Washington who wears the skirt in both pencil and pleated style: great options for work or business meeting; a far cry from boring old black suits. So, add a little leather to your summer wardrobe this year and turn up the heat but be advised that this sizzling hot look may raise some men’s body temperature, cause serious heart palpitation or even melt them.

Leather Shorts – Urban Outfitters & Asos
Leather Tops – PiperLime & Dillard’s
Skirts – Venus,  pleated & pencil

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