DIY: Hair Bow

Whenever you see the hair bow you automatically think Lady Gaga but honestly it can look awesome and somewhat more subtle on us everyday girls. I really cannot believe how simple it is to do and with these 3 steps anyone can do it!

1. Put your hair in a simple bun with the stray hair to the front.

2.  Part the bun in two equal parts.

3. Take the stray hair and simply bobby pin it back in the center of the two parts.

Piece of cake, right?!

 

My Latest Accessory: Otrera Scarf

I am all about accessories and when it comes to scarves I never seem to find the right fit for me.  When I heard about Otrera, I really fell in love with their line of silk scarves.  Not only are they super cute, they are made out of 100% pure silk. What could be better?  Otrera is all about their “good luck prints” and just launched their Mayan Scarf collection which is a fashionable play on Mayan 2012 phenomenom.  The thing I love most about this scarf is the fun quotes printed on it like “I’m still not calling my ex” and “Does this mean fashion week is cancelled?”  How cute?

I decided to keep it simple in my own look with jeans and a tee but created 3 other looks that you can rock any day with this scarf.  The scarves come in black, grey, crimson, royal blue, magenta, and evergreen (which I’m featured in above) and retail for $158.00.  Pick yours up here!

Weekend Getaway- Black Mayan Otrera Scarf 

Pants, Forever 21 $27.80 – Tee, Marc by Marc Jacobs $68.00 - Boots by Hunter Boots $135 – Ring by Nastygal $15.00

Night out- Crimson Mayan Otrera Scarf 

Shoes, Steve Madden $99.95 – Top, Topshop £10.00 – Skirt, ASOS $49.71 – Bracelet, ASOS 29.83

Work Grind- Grey Mayan Otrera Scarf 

Dress, Topshop £18.00 – Vest, Free People $128.00 – Pump, Jeffrey Campbell $159.95 – Handpiece, Nastygal $20.00

New Face of Alexander Wang: Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks seems to be making a huge name for herself and not just in the music biz.  Azealia Banks has just been named the face of T by Alexander Wang. We had a feeling there would be a collab when we saw them arm in arm at the Met Gala earlier this year. Wang tells Style.com, “”She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent” and unique she definitely is! What’s cool about this collab is that Banks gets to incorporate her music into the campaign by singing and strutting to her new track “Van Vogue.”  Pretty cool.  What do you guys think of the new face of T?

Rings & Things.

Looking Sharp Ring by Modcloth $9.99  

Write on Ring by Modcloth 25.99 

Color Me Charmed Pin by Modcloth $9.99 

Retro Rosie Ring by Modcloth $12.99 

Home by Midnight Ring by Modcloth $17.99 

Palmetto Stone Ring by Pushmataaha $138.00 

Bing Bang Sword Ring by ASOS $107.71 

 

Big Mouth Ring by ASOS Was $6.63 NOW $4.97 

 

Lemon Ring by Ted Baker Was $74.57 NOW $26.51

Disney Couture Cinderella Ring by ASOS $19.88 

Jacobsen Bow Ring by Marc Jacobs $68.00 

Crystal Brooches by Marni $280.00


Linear Knuckle Ring by Alibi $143.00  

Immortals Ring by MANIAMANIA $388.00

Insect Brooch by Oscar de la Renta $295.00

Summer in the City.

I think it’s a lot of fun to mix and match, especially when it comes to your clothing and accessories. What I did with this look is I dressed up what would be a normally very casual look by simply adding some major costume jewelry bling. I find jewelry like this at flea markets and thrift stores. With this maxi skirt and a simple black tank top, I think the jewelry really livens it up. I wore Forever 21 bow flats that are basically like my staple when it comes to daytime flats and then switched it to my black suede, Prada pumps for night-time glam. What do you guys think of this look?

Rag & Bone Casts Fellow Brit for First Ad Campaign.

I am a huge fan of Rag & Bone and I am loving the fact that Kate Moss has been chosen as the face of their first official ad campaign.  Along with the ad campaign, Rag & Bone will be launching their first international store in Chelsea, London. (13-14 Sloane Square)  Both Kate Moss and the brand’s designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are from London and the shots taken by Craig McDean were actually shot their as well.  David Neville tells WWD, “Although we are essentially a New York brand, our English roots have always influenced our aesthetic, and casting Kate was another nod to our heritage.” The full campaign will be in all your September issues to check out. Such an awesome step for the brand and they deserve it.  Have you checked out their stuff? Simply amazing!

Monique Lhuillier Footwear Collection.

After being known for one of the most amazing wedding gown designers, Monique Lhuillier will be launching her own collection of footwear due out next spring.  Although we’ve seen her footwear designs on the runway they have never been made available to the public.  The bridal and RTW designer will launch 15 styles incorporating day, evening, and bridal. 

 

photo via WWD

Nicole Richie Sketches for Macy’s.

Nicole Richie is getting us all excited with her newly released sketches for her newest Implulse collection for Macy’s.  As for her collection, the looks remain true to her boho chic style and honestly I couldn’t imagine seeing anything different.  The capsule collection will be sold in 100 Macy’s locations and on their online store starting in September.  What do you guys think of her looks? 

Simple Make-Up Look.

Here is a quick make-up look that I did using only 4 products.  The look is really fun and I thought it was cool to switch it up from the basic neutral colors that I use a lot.  I used pops of blues so that my eyes would stand out a bit more.

With this particular look I used a sparkle emerald liner as shadow along with a light purple powder shadow.  Then I just used a dark blue shadow as liner and applied my mascara.  So simple!

My number one trick I use for doing my make-up is using tape.  Whenever I want the cat-eye look I just tape a piece of tape to each eye from the outer corner to my outer brow.  This is used for keeping a straight line of shadow like in the picture below.  When I remove the tape, the perfect cat-eye is formed and you can do this with any shadow or liner.

Any questions, let me know!

Products:

M.A.C. Shadow in Crystal

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkle Liner in Emerald City

M.A.C. Shadow in Deep Truth

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara