Clothing of the Week: Cropped Tank

13 Aug

When you think of cropped tank tops, images of summer probably come to mind.  But cropped tank tops have so many wonderful and fashionable uses that you can wear them any time you want to!  They look great with tons of outfits, and they are light and airy enough to wear and be comfortable.

If you don’t want to show your stomach, than a cami underneath the tank is the perfect look for school!  In the summer, a sports bra is all you need under it.

Where to Find Cropped Tanks:  Forever 21, Lulu’s, American Eagle

Look #1: If you want an easy weekend look, put your tank top over your sports bra, and pair them with a pair of high waisted shorts.  For shoes, try a pair of flip flops or Keds.  A simple pair of flats can also work. Keep the jewelery to a minimum, with maybe a large bracelet and a small anklet. If you like earrings, try a long pair of dangling ones.  Hair can be any way you want, just make sure it looks loose and easy!

Look #2: For school, cropped tanks are great as well.  (Just remember to add a cami underneath the tank.)  A simple pencil skirt is a great thing to pair with a printed cropped tank, along with flats or possibly wedges.  For this look, a long necklace as jewelery would look great!  As for hair, keep it down. With a pencil skirt, hair looks better natural.

 

Clothing of the Week: Pencil Skirt

3 Aug

When it comes to pencil skirts, the more accessorizing the better. They can look great by themselves, but if you have a plainer pencil skirt, pile on the blouses and the jewelery for a bigger impact.

If you want your pencil skirt to make a statement by itself, get one that’s patterned, pin tucked, piped or has another interesting detail.  Either way, pencil skirts make you look great, and they’re appropriate for any occasion!

Where to Find Pencil Skirts:  Forever 21, H&M, Charlotte Russe

Look #1: If you want a professional look that’s still cute for school, try a tie neck blouse (technically any looser blouse will work)  paired with bangles and flats. A big messy bun would work great with this outfit.  The best pencil skirt for this look is one that’s colored, but not too busy.

Look #2:  For a more fun yet sophisticated look try pairing a blazer with a plain shirt and wedges.  With a layered necklace and a patterned or detailed pencil skirt, your look is ready for school or just hanging out with your friends.

DIY: Acne Treatment

31 Jul

Here is a recipe for a homemade facial rinse I found when I was searching the web.  I found this on readersdigest.com, if you want to look for more facial recipes. They have tons!

I don’t have really bad acne, but I always seem to have zits here and there.  I’ve been trying tons of cleansers and exfoliants but nothing seems to work. I was looking online for homemade facial recipes the other day, and one recipe caught my eye.

It called for apple cider vinegar mixed with water.  I tried it, and the next morning, my acne was much less noticeable and my skin felt great!  I’ve been using the vinegar twice a day now and have noticed no irritation.  I have really sensitive skin, so this is rare for me! I honestly don’t know that much about this, so you might want to check it out more before trying it on your face.

Recipe:  2 cups water, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.  Mix together and pat on face.  Let dry, then rinse.

Good luck!

New Trend: Polka Dots

29 Jul

I used to think polka dots were kind of childish, and not something you would wear if you were attending a fancy event.  But after noticing them a lot more when shopping and seeing all the cute things that were polka dotted, my opinion definitely changed

Polka dots, when adorning a loose tank top, peasant blouse, dress, or even shorts, look sophisticated and chic.  Wear polka dots with quiet clothing, so that you don’t take away from the polka dot effect.  As for accessories, chain and teardrop necklaces look good, just remember to keep it simple.

Find at:  Forever 21, ModCloth

Clothing of the Week: Blazer

28 Jul

When you think of a blazer, you’ll typically think of it as something people wear to work, not to school or for fun.  But with blazers suddenly being the new casual jacket, get used to seeing them everywhere!

Blazers come in tons of colors and shapes and sizes, so don’t be afraid to get a few of them to brighten up your closet.  Even though I’ll only list two looks, try some more out on your own.  This now casual jacket seems to go with everything!

Where to Find Blazers: Charlotte Russe, Forever21, ModCloth, Lulu’s, Nordstrom, Wet Seal

Look #1:  For a school ready look that isn’t trying to hard, pair a looser shirt (preferably plain colored) with printed or colored skinny jeans.  A regular sized black or colored (but not printed) blazer would go best with this look.  For shoes, try little ankle boots.  They go well with jeans and are super cute!  As for accessories, a colorful and eye catching necklace is great.  If you want to be a little bit more fancy, a few bangles should do the trick.  Almost any kind of hairstyle works with this look, so be creative.  If you have long hair, try a braided pony tail.  (Look at Blake Lively’s hair.)

Look #2:  For a night out, try this look.  Pair a simple blazer with loose fitting printed pants and a plain swing tank top tucked into them.  A pair of wedges and a long necklace are the perfect completion to this look.  For hair, just let it be natural.  With this look, hair looks better simple rather than styled.

New Trend: Peter Pan Collar

26 Jul

I went to the mall the other day, and among all the other trends I saw, the one that stood out was the Peter Pan Collar.

This new trend gives a whole different meaning to necklines.  Commonly found on blouses, the PPC adds an innocent yet chic touch to any simple shirt.  This collar also makes enough of a statement already, and doesn’t need to be accessorized.  Find it at Forever21, Lulu’s.

Outfit of the Day

24 Jul

When we’re comfy, life is better.  But sometimes, when you just want to be comfortable but you want to look good as well, finding a balance can be difficult.  Don’t just go with the sweat pants, try something different!  Here’s a comfortable outfit that doesn’t sacrifice beauty.

Top:  Flowing and loose tank top.  It surprisingly flatters your figure, and you’ll love the simple feel. Find at Lulu’s, Target

Bottoms:  Colored or animal print skinny jeans.  They’re easy to wear and fun to be in!  Find at Lulu’s, Forever 21

Shoes:  Simple flats.  I’m always surprised at how elegant someone can look just because they’re wearing flats!  Find at Target, Forever 21, and tons more places!!

Accessories:  Long, looped necklace.   You’ll barely notice you’re wearing it, and it adds a nice glimmer of sparkle to your look.  Find at Forever 21.

Hair:  Get out a large barreled curling iron on low heat and give yourself some natural looking curls.  It doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard, plus its easy and quick.  Don’t worry about curling your whole head if you have thick hair like I do, just curl the surface and blend it with the rest of your hair.

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