fashion friday: current fashion obsessions

currently obsessed

i’ve always wondered what my favourite fashion bloggers are obsessing over and now thanks to ‘currently obsessed’, we can keep track of the most current fashionable finds! i’ve recently joined in on the fun, and you can stalk my fashion faves at currently obsessed.

i can tell you that you’ll finds plenty of my favourite things: black, shoes, bags and GOLD galore at all different pricepoints. so, stalk me here!

 

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fashion friday: cat eye sunglasses

style inspiration cat eye sunnies

the cat eye is one of those shapes that returns over and over and therefore, you can’t go wrong investing in a great pair for summer. i own this gorge pair (in tortoise) and even have a pair of eye glasses in the cat eye shape. they’re flattering on amost anyone and emphasize your cheekbones (yay!). which pair is your fave?

find a few that i’m loving in the links below at ALL price points.

karen walker // asos // // target // asos // spitfire

fashion friday: colour story

colour story coral

coral, peach, tangerine, salmon; it’s everywhere for spring 2012! (according to pantone, it’s the colour of 2012). if you can believe it, spring is just around the corner – why not spruce up your wardrobe with a fresh zing to bring you into the season? pair it with a turquoise piece of jewelry and you’re like a walking holiday.

1. cross body satchel, asos // 2. t-shirt, splendid // 3. shift dress, madewell // 4. dress, j. crew // 5. jeans, asos // 6. bubble necklace, j. crew // 7. jeans, madewell // 8. cushion studs, baublebar // 9. silk top, madewell // 10. ballet flats, j. crew

vlog: a few of my favourite beauty products

am i the only one who has had a difficult time finding a great foundation? let me introduce you to my fave, along with a few others in my new video.

tips for picking out the perfect foundation colour:

  • try it on: if you are purchasing a foundation at a store that has testers, try the three colours you think will work. spread each in a little line at your jaw to compare. if you cannot test out the colours, make sure you can return a foundation. it’s nearly impossible to pick out a proper match without trying it on.
  • go outside: the only way to see which colour matches properly is to take a mirror outside into natural light and take a look. yes, it will look odd but it’s completely necessary!
  • get a second opinion: ask a friend which one they think matches your skin.

if it’s difficult to pin down your skin tone, eyeballing a few foundation colours to try on will help narrow down if you are cool, neutral or warm and then you can go from there.

happy glowing!

how to: false lashes the easy way

hold on to your lashes, girls!

starting out in makeup, i had the most difficult time with false lashes. when clients would request them, i would have a little internal freak out. they would slide everywhere, lift at each corner, and never end up sitting where i hoped and prayed they would. i have since conquered the fear (and technique!) and want to share this three step, five second process i’ve developed for a fool proof beautiful result each time.

grab a pair of falsies, tweezers, eyelash curler and mascara and give it a go with me.

the saturday night girl

who what wear november 2011
top: jones new york (purchased at winners), necklace: amrita singh (get a better look below – purchased at hautelook), watch: invicta (purchased at hautelook) ring: amrita singh (not pictured, but see below – purchased at hautelook), nail polish: essie ‘fifth avenue’

the combination of leopard print and bright gold has been a staple of my wardrobe for years. on saturday evening for a friends engagement party, i paired a bold statement necklace and chunky cocktail ring with a leopard print crew neck knit top.

updating accessories each season is an affordable way to update your look without splurging on a bunch of brand new trend items that won’t move to the next season. i believe in sticking to, and investing more in, classic basics that showcase your personal style as opposed to following every trend – doing so will pay off in the long run. to me, that’s chic!

a closer look at my necklace and ring:

amrita necklace

amrita ring