Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Casual French

Zara stripe midi dress (similar - on sale!)
J.Crew quilted denim sweatshirt (on sale!)
Céline "Phantom Cabas" bicolor tote
Dolce & Gabbana "Ultra" lipstick

Last week, when I styled this denim sweatshirt with boyfriend jeans (post here), I had a feeling that it'd replace the classic denim jacket this season. So far, this denim sweatshirt has proven to be a worthwhile investment because I've worn it more often than not in the past week! I think I've found my new uniform...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Pink in Boots

Forever 21 pink boucle coat (on sale!)
Uniqlo sweatshirt (similar here and here)
Dolce Vita dress (similar here and here)

Wearing pink and a dress? Had to toughen up the look with black leather boots and no smiling. ;)

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Denim on Denim

J.Crew quilted denim sweatshirt (on sale!)
Zara d'orsay pumps (similar)
RocksBox necklace (code: carolynxoxo) 
Louis Vuitton epi leather card holder 

Resisted all urges to call this post "50 shades of blue" or "I'm blue da ba de"... Anyway, since I love all things denim, I had to get this unique quilted denim sweatshirt. I feel like this sweatshirt will replace the classic denim jacket as my go-to spring/summer outerwear. When going for denim on denim, I like to vary the shades of the denim to avoid looking too uniform. Then, since I'm wearing destroyed boyfriend jeans, I wanted the top to look more pulled-together.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Beauty: Spring 2015

The spring makeup trend, according to Dolce & Gabbana, is feminine and playful - just choose to accentuate the eyes or lips! I've styled two looks with these four products. The left has a stronger eye to pair with nude lips, and the right is pared down to play up the bright pink lips. Below is a simple how-to:

Eyes:
"Tender" Eyeshadow Quad - beautiful, delicate lilac and blush tones.

The colors are buildable and semi-sheer. I'm glad there are two matte colors, as my eye shape can't handle glittery eyeshadow (it makes my eyelids look like fish scales). The other two colors have a satin texture with a pretty, pearl sheen.

1) Apply the darkest color (lilac) on outer eyelid.
2) Dab the blush/taupe color near the inner eyelid.
3) Blend the shimmery pink/blush color into the middle of eyelid.
4) Highlight with the shimmery cream color below the eyebrow bone and inner corners of eyes.

Cheeks:
"Shimmer" Glow Illuminating Powder - lovely subtle glow in a dusty rose hue.

Spring is all about illuminating the skin! This powder is light, and contrary to the name, it's not "shimmery" in the traditional sense, and that's what I love about it. Rather, the powder brightens up the skin with a more natural glow. Sweep upward above the cheekbones, and brush along the bridge of the nose.

Lips:
Top: "Sugar Pink" Lipstick - pale rose with a pearl sheen - pair with dramatic, smokey eyes.
Bottom: "Bouganville" Lipstick - fun bright pink pop of color - pair with bare eyes and dark lashes.

Thank you for reading! xoxo Do you like the left or the right look more for spring?

I got a chance to interview Dolce & Gabbana's national makeup artist, Christian McCulloch (artist for Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, and more) about his favorite spring makeup looks - read the interview here!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Camel, Black, Grey, Marsala

ASOS camel maxi cardigan (on sale!)
Comme des Garçons x Converse sneakers
Acne "Canada" wool scarf (similar)

The title comprises of my favorite colors (sans navy) all in one outfit. This camel maxi cardigan is just the right weight for outerwear, now that the weather is warming up. The look was comfortable (CDG x Converse sneakers) and chic (Saint Laurent structured bag) for a stroll around the neighborhood to forage for fried chicken and waffles this weekend.

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