Handbags are getting some serious attention this season as far as accessories go. Most designers went for a very specific and textured look this season. Velvet has taken over accessories in general. Bags, shoes, boots, and other staples are all featuring the soft stuff. Come to think of it, most of the fall trends for purses are all about fluffy or cozy materials.
Here are three bag trends I’m loving right now:
1. Faux Fur
At first, I wasn’t so sure about this style but after some online research, I found appreciation for the “furse.” Is it right for say, brunch? Maybe not. But it could be really cute with a sweater and booties. Or even with the right dress. The only thing I’d avoid with this bag is wearing any other furry clothing or accessory because that would just be too much.
Maybe it was passed down to you from your grandmother, or maybe it was on sale last week. Either way, these precious vintage (or inspired) pieces are versatile and chic. I give them a definite thumbs up. Continue Reading
Chapped lips are one of the most annoying things that can ruin a beautifully made up face. We can cover blemishes, enhance overly plucked brows, and add an extra layer of cream to dry skin. But when our lips are cracked, it feels like there’s not enough balm in the world to save them — and that’s because there’s not!
The best thing to do is treat your self with an occasional lip scrub to exfoliate the stuff that needs to go before you soothe and protect your pretty pout.
In honor of National Coffee Day, I decided to share one of my favorite DIYs using coffee grounds. Continue Reading
I’m so happy because I’ve just learned a beauty trend I am a huge fan of is here to stay. Many of us have embraced natural looking makeup look, which enhances features with modest highlighter and a rosy glow. This is a major departure from the highly contoured and heavily made-up look that was so popular not that long ago, and I’m loving this shift into a more natural look because sometimes it’s exhausting to have to put so much effort into something as tedious as your cheekbones, right?!
Models strutting down runways during New York Fashion Week had the same au natural beauty look I’ve been loving, meaning the same fresh-faced style will still be trending in 2017. Can I get a woohoo?!
To achieve this look, the overall rule is “less is more,” however, the truth of the matter is it takes a little work to look effortless. The key word here is “natural.” Steer clear of bright hues, instead seeking out pale pinks, nudes, and modest bronzes. In order to pull off a luminous look, I stay away from anything with shimmer unless it’s a highlighter. My must-have make up products for appearing makeup free are featured below. Continue Reading
I’ve been dying to talk to you all about my make up from Monday night’s Dancing With The Stars. While I was getting ready, the cut and style of the dress reminded us of a mermaid, so my hair was braided back and styled cascading to the side, enhancing the mermaid vibe.
Spencer Barnes, my friend and pro make up artist, knew a fun, colorful eye was the way to go. Spencer chose a mix of cool blues, and I absolutely love the edgy look he created!
It was an incredible honor and exciting moment for me to stand by the cast and crew for Grease: Live at the Emmys. Getting to be a part of such a fantastically talented group was so special to me, and winning four Emmy Awards was icing on the cake. With all the excitement surrounding the night, the question of what to wear was a big one. I absolutely love the Zuhair Murad dress I wore. I felt elegant, sexy, confident, and most importantly, like myself!
I was very lucky to have my friend and stylist Anita Patrickson find this stunning couture gown for my very special night. She’s kind of like a fairy godmother, come to think of it!
So many of you commented on my photos, wanting to know more details about the dress. A few mentioned people mentioned they love the look but don’t know how to pull off a white dress. Anita shares her story from that night and offers some great tips for getting your white gown on below.
To take this look down a few notches for a fancy brunch or dinner party, I found some beautiful pieces that have a similar style in white and nude. If you “steal” my style, let me know by tagging! I want to see!
Saying adios to summer means it’s time to start tucking away our sunshine-y wardrobe to make way for fall wear. (A moment of silence, please.) Before you do a total seasonal switch out, think about some of the pieces you’ve been wearing and how they can transition to cooler weather and warmer tones.
I’m not quite ready to let go of some of my favorite summer trends. Chokers have been all over the place lately, looking super cute with tank tops and breezy dresses. I’m keeping these little guys around for fall, pairing them with sweaters, collared shirts, denim jackets and more. Mixing and matching seasonal styles is the best way to keep your favorite summer looks around for a little while longer, and I’m definitely going to be taking advantage of this sneaky fashion tactic! Continue Reading
We’ve come a long way from the days of the basic canvas backpacks. Fashion designers have finally jumped on board to have our back! Stores that used to only carry handbags, clutches and wallets in the accessories departments are stocking up on backpacks in all shapes, sizes and styles.
There’s really no excuse not to choose a bag that represents your personal style. Some people might think it’s silly to invest in anything special because it’s just a bag to haul your books from class to class. If that were true, then what’s the point in wearing a purse you love? Might as well carry around a paper bag, right? Wrong! A backpack is an accessory you’re going to wear day in and day out. Why not love it?
I love all these options. The quilted leather (faux leather is just as fancy in my opinion) and black floral are very on trend for fall and winter, plus they’ll go with almost any outfit. Click on any of the images below for more information.
Big news for all you fashion-forward fitness lovers: My fall 2016 activewear collection with MPG is finally available and just one click away!
There are so many exciting pieces that meet my needs for workout wear that performs but is also versatile enough for the rest of my day. I know many of you can relate! We designed this collection with variety in mind. Now we can mix and match our athleisure wear just as we do with the rest of our wardrobe.
This season we went next level on our materials with suede leggings, jackets that reveal patterns in the rain, and reflective leggings for lighting up an evening run. Everything is flexible, flattering and energizing, designed with comfort and practicality in mind. You’ll want to wear it all the time – I know I do!
To see the collection click here. Be sure to let me know what you think, and share any ideas you have for my Spring line with me!
I receive so many emails from readers who are uncomfortable with their body and let it prevent them from living their lives to the fullest. Trust me when I say I have my own hang ups. Everyone does!! So I understand the desire to hide out when an opportunity arises that will expose an insecurity leaving you feeling vulnerable. Tamar’s email inspired me and I hope my reply will inspire some of you. If you have additional advice on this topic, please chime in on the comments below!
I’m from the Netherlands so I’m sorry if my grammar isn’t right. Since it’s summer and it’s getting warm outside, a lot of my friends throw their birthday parties at the swimming pool. I love to swim, that’s not the problem, but I hate my body. I don’t feel confident in my bikini at all.
I actually don’t want to go because of that, but I also don’t want to miss my friends birthday. I don’t know what to do. Can you help me?
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