Thursday, March 29, 2012

Statement-Making Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

Photos Credit: Marcio Madeira/Style.com


Next to fall, my favorite season of the year is spring. Flowers, butterflies, and bright colors spur creativity and inspire me to re-organize the closet and wardrobe to feature all of my spring pieces. Recently I wrote about unusual spring fashion trends, but in this post I wanted to share a few of my favorite statement-making spring trends in ladies fashion.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The San Diego Apparel, Accessories, Shoe & Gift Show Adventure

Ute and Jim
Ute & Jim Accessories


It's rare to come across a fashion trade show event in San Diego, so when I found out about The San Diego Apparel, Accessories, Shoe & Gift Show, I decided to check it out. Sure, San Diego has the Thread Shows and the Sassy City Chicks sample sales for consumers, but you hardly hear about events just for buyers of boutiques and retail stores. I figured it would be nice to find out what's new and trendy for the San Diego market.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Like Your Face



We are often our own worst critic and enemy. Stop playing that broken record inside your head that keeps saying that you are not pretty!

I came across this picture today on Pinterest and just felt inspired to share it. Are you on Pinterest? Let's connect there!

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Get the Glamorous Mila Kunis Look



Mila Kunis at Christian Dior March 2012
Photo Credit:  Getty Images

In a world that’s inundated with fashion-forward images from established designers as well as new, up and coming fashion houses, it’s not always easy to keep up with the latest trends.

Finding the perfect going out dresses for that special occasion, or one that will take you from work into the evening can actually be quite tricky, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a personal stylist – or a famous designer friend who’s willing to lend you a frock for the night!

As the official new face of Christian Dior (announced in January 2012), Mila Kunis is not only one of the hottest young actresses of her time, but also one of the leading fashion icons of the year. In March 2012, the Black Swan star elegantly posed for a photo shoot for Dior in Paris and she’s currently featuring on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. At Dior’s runway show in March 2012, Kunis was pretty in pink, wearing a blush lace dress from the designer label.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Love For Designer Handbags



If there's one thing I love, it's a nice designer handbag. As I've mentioned before, I worked in the handbag department at Nordstrom because of my love for handbags. I believe that if there's anything you should spend your hard-earned money for, it's a nice handbag and shoes that will last a long time. Even if you're wearing a cheap outfit, a quality handbag and/or shoes really makes it look polished and put-together.

The Winner of the $100 Shopbop Gift Certificate




free logo designDrum roll please....

The winner of the $100 Shopbop gift certificate is...

Denise LeBegue!

Here's my method of randomly generating the winner's name:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Return of the 30-Day Hair Challenge: Day 1



A couple years back around this time of year I started a 30-Day Hair Challenge for myself, which I failed at. Well, I've decided to start this challenge up again after coming across so many cute hairstyles while browsing Pinterest. You can see all the different hairstyles I've pinned on my beauty board.

One of my favorite hairstyles that I tried out the other day is the one pictured here to the right (via OhSoPrettyDiaries.com).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

To Buy or Not to Buy Replica Watches and Handbags?



Chanel J12 replica or not?
Replica Chanel watch?
I've had discussions with several friends regarding designer replica items such as replica watches and replica handbags. These friends travel to China often and have come across replicas from many famous brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. I've actually been gifted with a few items, which I do or do not use.

I know that there are people who are completely against the use of replica designer items. I was one of those people. Then I got to thinking about where authentic designer items come from...and could these replica items actually come from the same manufacturer?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Monika Chiang & Christopher Kane Natural Beauty Looks For Fall 2012




The big runway shows for Fall 2012 are done, and I'm just now able to catch up on everything. As I browse through photos and watch videos from New York Fashion Week, what stands out as one of the beauty trends for fall is the natural makeup look.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unusual Spring Fashion On The Way


Cake Inspired Fashion Editorial
Photo Credit: POP Magazine


This is shaping up to be one of the more unusual springs in fashion history. In addition to the already established peculiarities and eccentricities that are out there, such as rooster feathers, sequin insanity, and rompers, there are new styles coming into vogue that could have hardly been anticipated. When people used to think of future garments, they imagined monochrome trenchcoats and robes. It's turning out to be way more eclectic, colorful, and socio-economically varied. Here's a quick breakdown of how this will be one of the more interesting springs to dress for:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Classic Look: Smarty Pants



On the Rooftop of Co-Merge Workplace, San Diego
I love working on the rooftop of Co-Merge Workplace


As a head-strong, beautiful woman, you know that you are smart, but there are days when you want to look smart too. Because I work from home, my daily outfits mostly consist of t-shirts, jeans, or simply plain ole sweats. Yeah, boring, I know.