Friday, March 30, 2012

Color Love: Bright Yellow/Green

        So I know that everyone is loving the "pop of color" trend right now (including myself), but why not take it a step further and make that color a neon? I've been seeing lots of pastels in stores since it's finally Spring, but I've also been seeing bright neons, like yellow and green! From runways to Forever 21, these colors are sure to catch your eye, and with the right styling and pieces, this can be a great trend for everyone this Spring and Summer! Whether it's on a bathing suit, accents on a wedge, or a full on dress, will you be rocking this trend?

       I just bought a straw purse from Forever 21 with a little bit of neon yellow along the edges. I also got a pair of earrings with just a bit of the yellow on the edges, and everyone knows how I'm a nail polish addict, so of course, I've got neon nails too :)

Are you loving this trend or is it too bright for you? Do you own any neon yellow or green items?

Kim Kardashian, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Current Unknown Obsession: Polka Dots


Apparently I've been unaware of my current polka dot obsession. Almost all of the things that I've bought in the past month or two have polka dots on them, and I didn't even realize this until my most recent purchase of a polka dot dress from Forever 21 on Thursday. Polka dots seem to be pretty popular right now considering that they're popping up in stores everywhere. They're cute and girly, and celebrities are also loving the trend! 

Do you own a lot of polka dot pieces? Do you have a polka dot obsession too?

Giuliana Rancic, Poppy Delevinge, Cheryl Cole


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Newest TV Addiction: Fashion Star

I'll admit, I can get sucked into TV shows really easily - whether it be reality, dramas, or competitive shows, when I start watching a TV show, I just can't stop. That being said, I'm officially addicted to NBC's newest reality show - Fashion Star. It's sort of like an updated, new, and fresh take on Project Runway. 

Fourteen designers create a new piece each week in three different variations (mostly just color differences), and three different buyers - one from H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue - decide if they want to buy the designer's pieces. If they do, then those designs can be bought the next days in that store. If a store buys your design, you're safe for the week. If not, you're up for elimination. The judges are allowed to save one person from the bottom three, and the buyers decide which of the bottom two goes home. Sort of hard to explain through text, but if you see the show, it's a lot more understandable. 

The show is hosted by Elle Macpherson, and three judges, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos, serve as mentors for the designers and comment on the final products. Even though the show has only aired two episodes so far, the piece that Saks bought last week is already sold out!

I already have two favorite designers too - Sarah Parrott & Orly Shany. Sarah's designs from the past two weeks were both bought by H&M. I'm in love with the Bright Blue Backless Dress and the Tuxedo Trousers, and with a thrifty price of $19.95, I'm dying to get my hands on both! Orly Shany's Zip Mini Skirt was bought by Sak's and was so unique and innovative! I was shocked when her design from last night wasn't bought by anyone. It was a convertible dress that could be totally transformed. 

I can't wait to see the rest of the season, and hopefully buy some of these amazing pieces! If you want to check out Fashion Star, tune into NBC on Tuesday nights at 10/9c. 

Orly Shani's Zip Mini Skirt - $350.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Do you watch Fashion Star? Have you bought any of these pieces? Who are your favorite designers? 

***Update: 03/23: I went and bought the blue dress from H&M! There were only two left when I got there, but luckily one of them was in my size :)


Friday, March 16, 2012

Spontaneous Colored Tips!

I've been feeling spontaneous lately, so I finally decided to dye my tips! I was so inspired when Lauren Conrad did blue and pink on her tips and I've been wanting to do it ever since. I'm planning on cutting my hair in a week or two, so it will just be temporary, but it's definitely a change for me. A lot of people probably wouldn't expect something like this from me, but since it's for a short time, why not give it a try? I got a great reaction from all my friends, and even though it hasn't totally sunk in that part of my hair is blue, pink, and purple, I'm slowly getting used to feeling like I have mermaid hair haha.

Dying my tips was relatively easy too. I mainly just followed the tutorial from The Beauty Department. I got all the supplies at Sally Beauty Salon for about $40 and then my friend kindly spent 2 hours working on about 12 different streaks. First, you need to bleach the tips, then wash them out and then put the color on, and you're going to want a few different shades of whatever color you want so that you can get an ombre-esque look. Click here for the full detailed instructions!

The colors I used, and the two test pieces I did the night before.
The final turn-out!

What do you think about colored tips? Have you or will you ever try this with your hair?

Check out my previous posts about this hair idea by clicking here and here!


Monday, March 12, 2012

WWIB: Sparkling Starlets

Katie Cassidy, Kelly Clarkson, and Eva Longoria in Alice + Olivia

This is close between Katie and Eva, but I think I'm gonna have to go with Katie because she's a bit taller. If the dress were to be hemmed and made shorter, that would make this dress sensational!

Fergie at Dick Clark's New Years Eve Special & Shakira at the Latin Grammy Awards
in Atelier Pavoni

I guess Shakira added on the bottom of this dress, but it was a huge mistake in my opinion. It also doesn't fit her body as well as Fergie's; therefore, Fergie gets the win for this WWIB.

Here's a more recent battle between Vanessa HudgensKatherine Heigl, and Maria Menounos in a beautiful Maria Lucia Hohan gown.

I'm in love with this gown! Maria was on my best dressed list wearing this for the Academy Awards, and I think I'm going to have to choose her as the best. All these ladies look stunning, but that color is just amazing.
What's your opinion? Who do you think wore it better?


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Things I Love: Fringe Bathing Suits

Summer is right around the corner, but since I live in Florida, it's already beach weather, which means it's time to get those bikinis out and hit the beach for some good old Vitamin D! I have a lot of bathing suits, and I usually buy at least one or two new suits each year, and this year is no different. 

There are always new designs, colors, and styles, and this year, I'm in love with fringe bathing suits. Why not combine a summer classic with a reoccurring edgy trend? You usually see fringe as embellishements on hobo bags or at the ends of boho chic shirts, but why not put them on a bathing suit top?! Fringe bathing suits are a trend that will be seen this summer without a doubt. Check out some designs for fringe bathing suits by clicking here and here

Do you have a fringe bathing suit? What's your favorite type/trend of bathing suit for summer?


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Must-Have: White Lace Dress

If there's one piece that I'm dying to add to my spring wardrobe, it's definitely a loose fitting white lace dress with sleeves. Lace is one of my favorite trends to begin with, and it's definitely a popular trend on the runways right now for spring. 

I envision myself with minimal accessories, a pair of flats or butter brown riding boots, and the perfect tan. The look is so simple, yet so chic With flowers blooming, the sun shining, and the weather finally warming up, the bright white color is a complete change of scenery considering the dark hues of winter. 

If you know where I can find the perfect dress, please let me know! Perfect as a day dress or a cover-up for the beach, I'm sure the white lace dress will be a popular trend this spring. 

Do you have a white lace dress? What's your spring must-have piece?