Fun Friday…

A Pinch of Lovely

This summer, amp up your wardrobe with colorful pom-pom detailing. Pom-poms have been popping up everywhere since the springtime—and it’s not going anywhere just yet. The playful pom-pom detail instantly gives any outfit an island vacation vibe, even if you’re stuck at work all summer. If wearing a pom-pom trimmed dress, cardigan, or top isn’t quite your style, then try accessorizing with a sun hat or a tote bag that has those details instead. Or step out in style with embroidered pom-pom sandals by Rebecca Minkoff or Vince Camuto that are ready to hit the resort. How would you wear the pom-pom trend?

 

 

Photos: A Pinch of Lovely, Never Without Lipstick, The Real Fashionista

Tech Thursday…

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 Amazon—the online shopping giant—has done it again. In an attempt to take on the online retail industry, Amazon is now testing out a new program called—“Prime Wardrobe”—that allows shoppers to try on clothing from the site in the comfort of their own home. The concept is pretty simple. Just select at least three clothing items from Prime Wardrobe and then send back whichever items you don’t want in the resealable box. However, the more clothing items you keep, the more you save. If you take at least three items, you will get 10% off your order, but if you take five or more items then you will get 20% off your order. The best part of all, is that you don’t need to be home when you send back the items. Amazon will pick up the box from your doorstep for free. Only time will tell how successful this program will be, but things are already looking up for those with a busy schedule. What do you think of the new online shopping approach?

 

Photo: Hypebeast

Wear-It Wednesday…

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In addition to her Good American denim line, Khloé Kardashian will be releasing 10 bodysuits in a collection called—“Good Body”—starting tomorrow. Just like her size-inclusive denim line—which runs from size 0 to 24—the bodysuits are made to fit various body types so that any woman can embrace her curves. The collection features seductive side cut-outs, sheer-panels, intricate lace, and stunning necklines such as a deep-plunging V or off-the-shoulder. According to Khloé’s Instagram, the message behind the bodysuit line is to promote self-love, to empower all different types of women, and to love our curves. We respect this message and we cannot wait for the collection to arrive.

 

 

Photos: Pulse, Revelist

Source: Elle

Common Hair Colour Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make

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Celebrity Master Colourist Michael Canale–known for creating Jennifer Aniston’s iconic hair colour, dishes on how to keep your own colour looking great — and how to avoid the biggest hair colour mistakes

Lives of Style: What are the common mistakes people make when coloring their hair?

Michael: Not staying with the same colourist. If you keep switching colourists they don’t know what is under the coluor. When you find a good colourist stick with him or her. I see a lot of breakage. A lot of people are moving from brown to blonde and blonde to brown, so you have to go to a good colourist who knows your hair and knows what is going on.

Lives of Style: What causes a lot of the damage?

Michael: The French technique of Balayage is a very masterful technique and there are a certain colorists who have gotten really good at it, but it’s the biggest reason why extensions are so popular.

Lives of Style: Why is that?

Michael: Balayage is a major culprit for hair damage, is too aggressive for hair and it accidentally overlaps bleach all the time. There is a specific amount of time you can leave the colour on the hair and some hair colourists have left it on the hair for two hours. No matter how careful you are, when you over-blonde it damages the hair and the hair gets fried.

Lives of Style: How do you colour distressed hair that has been damaged by Balayage?

Michael: I ease them into a foiling technique because they already have blonde tips, so it’s easy to work with. I might use Balayage for first and second time I work with them to get the color moving and then we use foil technique for full control.

For clients who like the look but don’t want the damage, I can deepen the base of the highlight to give the illusion of dark to light. Then I do my signature highlights around the face. For Jennifer Aniston, I once highlighted Jennifer twice in one sitting, deepening the base and then highlighting with my paper-thin highlights, so we went from a medium brown to a caramelized brown and with golden blonde accent highlights. It’s a way to create a darker to lighter look without damaging the hair.

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Trendy Tuesday

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Though off-the-shoulder tops are extremely trendy right now and exude a little bit of sultriness from the exposed shoulders, we have a prediction that the front-tie crop top will soon replace it. Unlike off-the-shoulder tops, the front-tie crop top is able to give you more mobility when you move your arms, and best of all, you can wear a regular bra with it—instead of a strapless bra. And not only is it functional, but it still shows a peek of skin for those hot summer days. For a stunning summer outfit, try pairing a front-tie crop top with high-waisted pants or a skirt! How would you wear the front-tie crop top?

 

 

 

Photos: Lolobu, The Style Shaker

Fashion Friday…

Pinterest wedges

Now that the basket bag trend has officially taken off, it’s time to pair it with the major shoe trend of the moment: wedge-heeled espadrilles! The woven part of the platform works perfectly with the woven details of the basket bag that can perfectly tie together a beach outfit or a casual Friday outfit at the office. For the ultimate carefree look, try styling your espadrilles with a long, and flowy sundress, or with an off-the-shoulder top and a pair of high-waisted white jeans. How would you wear a pair of wedge-heeled espadrilles?

 

 

 

Photos: Pinterest, Be Daze Live, My Small Wardrobe

Throwback Thursday…

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If you’ve been relishing the neck scarf trend this summer, then you”ll love the vintage scarf pop-up shop: Hermèsmatic—by Hermès. The fun concept behind the pop-up shop is to allow shoppers the opportunity to either bring in their own vintage scarf to dip-dye in blue, fuchsia, or violet, or they could purchase one from the shop to dip-dye. However, there will only be three shops: in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville, so if you are not in those areas, then be on the lookout to shop for these beautiful and colorful scarves online! For the Los Angeles fashionistas out there, watch for it this November!

 

 

Photos: Louise Roe, Who What Wear
Source: Elle

Trendy Tuesday…

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Though maxi dresses are always a summer staple, this season there’s a new way to style them by pairing them over a pair of pants or jeans. The dress-over-jeans combo may sound hard to nail, but it’s actually a super easy trend that almost anybody can pull off. For the fresh and chic look, simply find a maxi dress that has buttons all the way down the dress so that the buttons from the waist down can be left open to reveal the denim underneath the dress. Now the dress looks like a maxi top that flows behind you as you walk the streets. Another way to style a maxi dress over jeans is by finding a dress with deep slits on the sides that will give a peek of denim. How would you wear a maxi dress this summer?

 

Photos: Shopbop, Shop Style UK, Who What Wear UK

Winning in Style! The Golden State Warriors Prove Teamwork is Always Cool

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Congrats to our Faves…The Golden State Warriors– for showing how winning is a team sport!

While Kevin Durant proved he was the man of the hour as Finals MVP, it was stars like wonderwiz Steph Curry, and Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Shayn Livingston, and back-ups like David West, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw who incorporated KC into a tight-knit winning machine that functioned as an “all for one, one for all” juggernaut. Under Steve Kerr’s (and Mike Brown’s) leadership, the Warriors proved that nice guys can be competitive…and come in first. Kings of Cool! We congratulate you!

 

 

Photo: People, Getty Images

Monday Madness…

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Say goodbye to over-the-top dangly earrings, and say hello to sophisticated, and minimalistic drop chains and unique geometric shapes. The traditional hoops are now replaced with a hanging double hoop, and chains are the new chandelier earrings. These new styles can give any casual outfit a chic vibe, and any evening ensemble an elegant look. How would you wear the minimalistic dangly earrings?

 

 

 

Photos: Etsy, Moda Operandi, Forever 21

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