Category Archives: Fashion/Beauty

Sheer! Trendy or Tacky?

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Sheer is filling the fashion magazines, and celebrities are rocking it. Some of the most known starlets are going all out, even showing off the twins, and that’s why I’m on the fence with the trend. I do not want to see your tatas, no matter how much you paid for them! So here are some of my ideas to keep sheer from getting too tacky. If I do say so myself, I’m keeping it totally trendy.

Just to let you know, this is one of the most conservative of the celeb styles I came across. I would not have felt comfortable showing you some of the images; they were risqué to say the least. But let’s talk about Fergie at the Grammys. I realize she can afford expensive underwear, but is it necessary to show everyone? And Fergie, why did you decide to go all Halloween on us? Maybe it’s just me, but I can never wear black and orange together without feeling like a big jack-o-lantern. Let’s just keep it for the holidays.

My version of a head to-to-toe sheer look is completely different than Fergie’s. She did pull it off quite well, I have to admit, but those of you who want to show a little less of your body while still getting into the trends can borrow my ideas. I went to dinner with some friends at an awesome Indian restaurant in NYC called Chola, and we happened to all show up wearing maxis, obviously showing that’s a style we love. You can also see from my outfit that sheer is doable for anyone. Both my skirt and shirt are completely sheer, but I am still covered in all the necessary places. I actually considered not wearing a tank under my pink shirt (not typical for me at all), but I would have worn a bandeau. I did opt for the tank top though just because it made me feel more comfortable. I would suggest if you just have to follow in Fergie’s foot steps that you invest in some cute bandeaus rather than lingerie. They give a little more coverage and keep you from feeling too exposed.

You would never think sheer would work in an office setting, but I wore this outfit to work. If I was just wearing a bandeau or a bra, I never could have pulled that off. The dress code at Galmour is fashionable business though so don’t think I’m crazy by saying you can wear this outfit to an office. All you CEOs out there will have to stick to pencil skirts and blazers and learn to make that as fashionable as you can, which is completely possible.

First of all, don’t make fun of me for taking a picture on the subway. When my family came to visit, my mom made me do this! She also made me take a picture with the “naked” cowboy in Times Square that smelt HORRIBLE! Can you say tourist? But anyway, this outfit is another involving sheer. The white top is completely see through, but I paired it with a white tank and very classy lacy shorts from Free People. The lace shorts are really in style right now too, and I think I kept it totally trendy.

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Colors of the Rainbow

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There is a fingernail polish craze happening right now, and I am hooked!

I used to have a horrible habit of biting my nails, and I was determined to fix it. I certainly didn’t want polish in my mouth so I started painting my nails all the time. I ditched that habit but got hooked on a new one. I became a picker. I would paint, pick, pain, pick. So to stop that nonsense I started trying really cool designs that I wouldn’t want to chip away, and it worked. I am cured. Here are some of the cool trends I’ve tried and the ways I use polish to spice up an outfit. 

The accent nail trend is running wild. It’s all over the Glamour office right now. Maggie, my intern friend that I will miss SO MUCH, and I came to work  with the exact same style (pink and grey color blocking). Great minds think alike! I love the accent nail look because it is a stand-alone statement, but the neutral colors don’t distract from any outfit. As you can see in the picture, I wore the colors with black and beige, and Maggie had on blue and white. I hate when I see a girl wearing a rocking outfit with nails that stick out like a sore thumb. (Was that a pun? Hmm, I’m getting fancy.) But you’ll never be disappointed with basic colors. You don’t have to stress about your nails looking like a rainbow exploded, and you’ll never have a horrible clash. 

This is the rainbow look with ombre. It’s pretty cool huh? I wouldn’t do it just because, like I said, I don’t want my nails to clash with my outfit, but I love the trend. I would probably just do it with greys, pinks, or pale blues.

So yet another cool trend is to splatter paint your nails. Let me tell you, it is a hassle, but it comes out really cool! Here is what mine look like.

I think the concept is super cool, but you have to really think about the color scheme. I started with a Tiffany blue color then splattered purple. I thought that looked awesome. But when I added the melon color it was just yuck! I need to practice what I preach because adding the melon made it look like a cantaloupe threw up on my nails. Sorry, I had to be dramatic for a second, but you probably agree. So here’s the cute version. I hope you like it. What have you done with your nails lately? 

Purple Pattern Pants

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These are not your average jeans, and how great did Jessica Alba pull them off? She is rocking this new trend, and she doesn’t look like she tried too hard (always a plus in my book). I’ve had trouble creating outfits with patterns in the past, and with patterns everywhere (even mixing and matching them), I have to be on my fashion A-game. I tend to buy tops with a bold pattern and only wear them with plain Jane jeans or a solid black skirt, and then I feel like I can’t get as much use out of the piece because I don’t like to wear the same outfit over and over again. I will never say you can’t repeat your clothing. By all means don’t spend money on great tops and skirts without wearing them more than once, but I like to create new, unique outfits with pieces already in my closet, so I want each item to be versatile. I think these pants can get a lot of use. Jessica’s leather jacket gives her a cool rock vibe, but she could also try a loose-fitting, flowy colored shirt for a more artsy feel. She’s worn them with two different pairs of shoes, as you can see, which gives her even more range in her style.

So I decided to give the look a try. I went with purple pattern pants from Free People and paired them with a cute lacy bandeau under a textured tank with nude heels. These shoes have become my new best friend. Umm…ok that may be going a little overboard. If I’m being honest here, my relationship with heels has not been going so well. You’ll understand what I mean if you check out the bottom corner of this photo. Those flip flops were not supposed to make the shot, but  I was wearing them about two seconds before I posed for this picture. Carrie Bradshaw gave me a lot of false hope when she ran all over NYC in her Manolos chasing Mr. Big and hailing taxis. My feet will just not allow that to happen, but at least I tried to make the relationship last. The one and only, hilarious, Jenna Marbles says you have to make a vow with your shoes, “Till home do us part.” Well, I break that commitment quite often, and I feel no remorse. Scandalous, I know. But back to my outfit, I think my take on the pattern pants trend turned out well, and I already have some great ideas to wear it with different shoes, tops, and even jewelry to make it look like an entirely original outfit.

 

 

And just in case you were hoping for a closer look, here is the pattern!