Cross-body Love

As the world of fashion grows and changes, I can see it evolving into a world of extremism. Skirts are either macro or mini, couture is either extravagant or minimal, and purses are either enormous hobo bags or small cross-body bags!

I have to admit the majority of my handbags fit into the “enormous hobo” category, but as I see more and more smaller cross-body bags I’m falling more and more in love with them! They are convenient, they’re big enough to fit the essentials (phone, lip gloss, etc),  but small enough so that it’s not bulky or in the way.

Designers really know how to make cross-body bags  super cute, too!

marcj

Marc Jacobs

tory

Tory Burch

top

Topshop

anthro

Anthropology

rminkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

f21

Forever 21

mj

Marc Jacobs

Happy Monday! xoxo linds

The Blizzard Named Nemo

I can’t decide what is the best part about snow days, if it’s the fact that I don’t have to go to school or the surreal feeling I get watching the sparkling snow cover the streets and houses with a blanket of white. Either way, snow days just feel like an unexpected gift given to us by mother nature.

Shout out to the storm-naming people for naming this blizzard Nemo and giving everyone that will be hit by it a really good reason to watch Finding Nemo while snuggling under some warm blankets. The snow has been persistently falling since about 6 am and should continue to fall until mid-afternoon tomorrow. Where I live in New York we are supposed to get about a foot of snow, which means I’ll be stuck in my house.

What’s the best way to make use of a snow day, you ask?

  1. Have a spa day! Take the whole day to relax and treat yourself, there’s nothing wrong for having a “Me Day” every once and a while. Give yourself a mani-pedi, a facial, and maybe take a nice long bath!
  2. Have a movie marathon! Have you ever seen commercials of movie previews that look incredible and must-see, but you never actually get the chance to see them? Watch them back to back all day, you can find almost every movie made on the internet. Don’t forget the popcorn!!
  3. Cross things off of your To-Do list! Have a lot of odds and ends to do but never get around to doing them? Now that you have the whole day free, organize your room, sort through your closet, anything!
  4. Have an arts and crafts day! Cut out a bunch of pictures from magazines or the internet and make a collage or a mood board.

Have tons of fun on your snow day! Stay warm xoxo

Dress to Impress on NYE

Say bye-bye to 2012 in style! Whether you’re going all out on New Year’s Eve this year, or just going out to dinner with a close few, it’s still a great excuse to dress up and get glitzy. Anything goes on New Years as long as your outfit matches the event you’re going to.

Blazers are a perfect go-to piece to dress up any outfit! Try one in a bright color or with some embellishments

spring fling blazer 68

 

 

 

Spring Fling Blazer/$68

Noir Velvet blazer 58

 

Noir Velvet Blazer/$58

 

You don’t have to stick with the classic blue jean anymore, statement leg wear is totally popular right now and really easy to pull off!

fade out skinny jeans 58

 

Fade Out Skinny Jeans/$58

blackout sequin jeans 58

 

Blackout Sequin Jeans/$58

electric metal skirt 48

 

Electric Metal Skirt/$48

If you opt to go for a more plain bottom anyways, definitely go for a shirt with a little bling. You will surely stand out in a crowd.

goldmine crop top 38

 

 

Goldmine Crop Top/$38

sequin patch knit 62

 

Sequin Patch Knit/$62

For a fancier event, a dress is definitely the way to go! Make sure it has sparkles!

looking glass dress 280

 

Looking Glass Dress/$280

moonlight peplum dress 48

 

Moonlight Peplum Dress/$48

Finding something for New Years Eve may not be as hard as you think! Just stick with the basic colors, black and white, and build off of that. Have a Happy New Year!

(All of the clothes were found on one of my favorite websites nastygal.com)

xoxo

Friday Favorites!

Hello Internet! It’s Friday! This past week I spent trying to finish my summer assignments, which I still haven’t finished yet, browsing the internet, and running random errands. These are just a few of the things I was obsessed with this week, I hope you guys like them as much as I do. Enjoy!

1. Favorite Accessory:

Fereira Handbag. Aldo. $50. I want it soooooooooo bad!

2. Favorite Makeover:

Jessica Alba trades her shiny dark brown locks for a trendy ombré do. Love it!

3. Favorite Baby Laugh:

I can’t help but laugh!

4. Favorite Street Style:

Victorias Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio wears fabulous turquoise jeggings, $168, Tom Ford sunglasses, $490, and a stylish Rag & Bone fedora, $175.

5. Favorite Nail Polish:

Pinking of You, OPI. $7.50. Light nail polish is so classy but it’s never outdated! SCORE!

6. Favorite Song:

Prima Donna- Marina and the Diamonds. I never knew I would love British pop music this much!

7. Favorite Celeb:

I love Lauren Conrad! She’s absolutely PERFECT!

8. Favorite Blogger:

I was browsing through some blogs and I found http://www.MyStylePill.com and I fell in love. Christine uploads pictures of herself in her fabulous wardrobe almost daily; she has such a colorful, flirty-fun style that makes me swoon.

9. Favorite Quote:

This is actually a quote in Spanish (sorry for the language switch!) but I really like it. In English it means ‘Don’t stress yourself out about the future, for neither the present is definite.’ A lot of times people forget this and sometimes people really need to let go and trust the universe.

10. Favorite TV Show:

I highly doubt I am not the only who was left completely in shock after the season finale of Pretty Little Liars. Who knew it would be so scary! Can’t wait to see what drama happens next season!

That’s it for this week! I hope everyone had as good of a week as I did (: Have a great weekend girlies xoxo

DIY Diva

Howdy!

So, I have officially become a do-it-yourself diva! I have always admired the super creative people who could take their old stuff and completely revamp it. They are so cool and crafty! I began to realize how much old stuff I have that I never ever use, and that was when I starting DIY-ing.

Although I’m still a novice diva, I have done a few projects that came out exceptionally well! (If I do say so myself )

I just recently went through my closet parting with the items that no longer fit me or that I don’t really like anymore and I found one of my denim mini skirts from way back in middle school when they were super cool! And, with my mom’s sewing kit, an old sweater, and a little magic, my old school mini skirt was transformed into an amazing messenger bag! I sewed some sequins here and there and I made the handle and the bottom of the bag out of the old sweater and even studded one of the pockets! Super thrifty, right?!

Also, in my mom’s sewing kit, I found the prettiest piece of lace that she wasn’t using! So I whipped out a pair of lavender denim short shorts and sewed the lace on the top of one of the back pockets! It looks adorable and it adds a little girly touch.

I am also a huuuge fan of the at home mani-pedi! Yes, every once and a while it’s nice to get your nails done at a salon, but many people can’t afford to get them done regularly. DIY nails and funky nail art are really trendy and fun to do! I do my own nails all of the time and I only get them done before a special event or a vacation because it is so easy to do your own mani-pedi!

To do your own awesome mani-pedi this is what you should do:

  • wash and exfoliate your hands and feet
  • moisturize  your hands and feet
  • cut and file your nails
  • apply a thin clear coat
  • paint 2-3 coats of your color depending on how sheer your color is
  • TIP: you should wait about ten minutes in between coats; never paint another coat when your nails are still wet because your nails would take forever to dry!
  • apply a top coat

And it’s as simple as that to do a DIY mani-pedi! Of course, now you can do any designs that you would like. I’ve done stripes, reverse french mani, ombre, and even galaxy nails!

Right now I’m wearing Pacific Blue by Sally Hanson. I did an ombre glitter design on it with 518 by Artmatic.  All you have to do to achieve this look is to do the basic mani from above then, when its dry, paint the glitter polish backward (start from the white part of the nail and paint towards the finger). This creates the ombre look because there are more sparkles at the top of the nail than the bottom!

What’s In My Purse!

As I’m out doing a bunch of different things I noticed that I always carry the same brown leather hobo bag! I figured out that the reason why I always carry the same bag is because all of the things I have in it are necessities! Here’s some of my necessities:

  1. Banana Boat SPF 15 Tanning Lotion
  2. Juicy Couture Go Steady Zip Wallet
  3. Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Pink Blossom
  4. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Fragrance
  5. Hot Topic Purple Wayfarers
  6. Asos Retro Skulls Friendship Bracelets
  7. Essie Nail Polish in Jamaica Me Crazy
  8. Essie Nail Polish in Fear or Desire

Of course I have more stuff in my purse than just this,I also have hand sanitizer, bandaids, hair ties, and more, these are just a few essential things that every girl should have on hand! See ya soon!