March 31, 2013

Easter Bunny Nails

What is more cuter then bunny nails for Easter? They are perfect for the Holiday, plus they are fun for spring...and they are super adorable. 

What you need:
- pink nail polish
- purple nail polish
- white nail polish
- black nail polish
- optional tooth picks (instead of nail art pens) 

1. Paint 4 of your nails pink leaving your nail of the ring finger unpainted. Do two coats. 
2. Paint your ring finger purple. Do two coats.
3. Repeat step 1 & 2 on the other hand.
4. Take your tooth pick and dip it into the white nail polish. Create half a circle at the edge of your ring finger nail. Carefully use the white nail polish brush to paint in the semi circle. 
5. Take the tooth pick and dip it again into the white nail polish and create the the bunny ears.
6. Use a new tooth pick to dip it into the pink nail polish and lightly create a dot a little above the edge of the nail to make a nose.
7. Use another tooth pick to dip into black nail polish, lightly create two little dots above the nose for the eyes.
8. Reuse the pink tooth pick and re-dip it in the pink polish. Lightly fill the middle of the ears for the pink inside of the bunny ears. 
9. Repeat steps 4 thru 8 on your other hand. 
...Now you have Easter ready nails...or at least happy bunny spring nails. 

Have a Happy Easter everyBUNNY! :) 

March 27, 2013

One Neon Pump, Two Ways: Casual and Dressy

It would be an understatement to say that I love any form. Neon accessories, like shoes, are the perfect way to mix in color while dealing with the in between weather. Bold shoes are a statement maker and can be taken from a dressier occasion like a wedding to an everyday look.

March 25, 2013

Nonoo's Fall 2013 Collection

During New York Fashion Week designer Misha Nonoo debuted her Fall 2013 collection at the High Line Room at the Standard Hotel. Upon walking into the room you knew exactly where this collection was going with the fur Russian style hats and military style jackets. Misha with ease mixed in feminine romance with sophistication while still keeping the collection youthful.

March 21, 2013

Spring Trend: Monochrome

The weather in New York has been crazy. We've gone from spring like weather back to winter in what seems like matter of hours...which I guess theoretically it had been. All I know is that I want to truly transition my wardrobe from winter to spring. I'm over wearing my heavy coats and layering of scarves and hats. The only way I feel better about this whole situation is by starting to mix in some spring trends when I can. The monochrome look is one of the easiest looks to mix in. It's a timeless look that always looks chic. Plus it's a look that you can dig around in your closet to find the pieces you need to pull this trend off.

Since the weather has been wacky I decided to layer up two of my favorite jackets, my Michael Kors leather jacket under my light weight houndstooth Roxy jacket. Adding a printed black and white piece to your look can give it a more vibrant feeling instead of just your basic black and white look.

Jacket: Roxy (old) | Leather Jacket: Michael Kors (old) | Shirt: H&M | Jeans: Carmar from LF Store | Shoes: Shoemint | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Sunglasses: Raybans

photo by Brian Cavanaugh

What do you think of the monochrom look?

March 18, 2013

Inspirational Monday: SXSW

Pictures from Instagram: 1. Natalie Off Duty 2. Megan Sebold 3. Free People 4. Urban Outfitters

With my instagram flooding of pictures of SXSW I can't help but radiant with jealousy. I wish I was hanging out in the warm weather drinking some beers, listening to some rad music, dressing like the ultimate hipster, instead of sitting in my office this past week. And Coachella coming up next month UGH more festival goodness that I wish I could part take in. I'll get to both of year.

But in the end it was St. Patrick's Day weekend so we did get to kick back with some beers and friends...Even though the weather wasn't on our side with som random snow flurries.

Jacket: American Eagle | Sweater: Zara | Shorts: H&M | Boots: Shoemint | Beanie: Topshop | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacos | Scarf: H&M | Necklace: H&M

March 14, 2013

Spring Trends: Totally Nautical

Spring Trends: Totally Nautical

Wallis navy top / Uniqlo coat / Topshop skinny fit jeans / Keds lining shoes / ALDO

There is something about the nautical look that I love. It's one of those perfect summer trends that never goes out of style...especially when out on the beach or on a boat. It's also a trend that you don't need to spend a lot of money on, you might even have some pieces in your closet right now! 

For an early spring look you can easily pull off the nautical trend that was seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors runway shows for Spring 2013 by pairing up your favorite striped shirts and sweaters. The trick to layering stripes, so that it doesn't seem so scary, is to play with different sized stripes. Try a smaller width stripped shirt under a thicker width striped sweater. Another is to play with colors, try a navy striped paired with a red stripe, these tricks are to help with the contrast and not looking totally stripe on stripe. To keep the look from being to stripped crazy pair neutral tones to your look like a pair of white jeans or black shoes.

This past weekend my fiance and I went to Atlantic City for a mini anniversary getaway and I was totally inspired by-- A. hitting the beach B. Tommy Hilfiger's Spring ads (which are popping up in every magazine). I decided that a little nautical look for the trip would be deemed appropriate and fun. I paired my white pair of jeans from H&M with two of my favorite striped tops along with my trench to keep me some what warm.

Trench: H&M | Sweater: LF Store | Shirt: H&M | Jeans: H&M | Sneakers: American Apparel | 
Sunglasses: Ray Bans | Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

To say the least this mini trip made me long for summer even more. It was great to get out of the city, to see the beach, and breath some fresh air...but it was a total tease being at the beach and not really being able to be on it. Even though we got totally lucky with the weather!

What do you think of the nautical trend? 

March 11, 2013

Outfit Post: Leather and Camo

Leather Jacket: Michael KorsCamo Jacket: Old NavyShirt: Target Jeans: Carmar from LF StoreShoes: Shoemint
Bag: c/o Remi and Emmy | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Spring is on its least it sure did feel that way this weekend, even with melted snow on the ground from the freak snow storm we had on Friday. I'm just glad to have been able to layer lighter pieces and to see some sun light. 

Are you ready for Spring?

March 6, 2013

Outfit Post: Kaleidoscoped

Jacket: Michael Kors | Faux Fur Vest: Ebay | Dress: Prabal Gurung for Target | Tights: H&M | Shoes: Senso
Bag: Urban Expression c/o

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

The Prabal Gurung for Target is probably the first designer line that I truly loved...especially loved enough to actually buy a piece from the collection. The collection is so on trend for spring with the mixed prints, the kaleidoscope effect, and the color-blocking articles. I couldn't wait any longer to wear this dress. Hopefully it'll be warm enough soon to wear it with out stockings and some strappy sandals!

What do you think of this collection?

March 4, 2013

DIY: Marc by Marc Jacobs' Lily Polka-dot Skinny Jean

Diy project: Marc by Marc Jaocob's Lily

Marc by Marc Jacobs mid-rise jeans, $290

Thanks to Liz of Late Afternoon's post, Denim Dots, I have been obsessed with the Marc by Marc Jacobs "Lily" jeans. But after scouting them out online, prices ranging from $198 to $298, I realized that these jeans were not in my budget. So after some thinking I decided to do a DIY Project...where I found Swell Mayde's blog. After getting the idea of doing a DIY project I searched the web to see if anyone else has attempted this project or something similar, which is how I found Swell Mayde. Her jeans came perfectly so I knew this what I wanted to do.

What You Need:
- White Fabric Paint
- Round Sponge Brushes (used: 3/4 inch Round Tulip Sponge Pouncers)
- a palate or a paper plate to mix fabric paint and water
- light washed destroyed denim jeans (mine are from Forever21)
- optional: measuring tape

Step 1. Mix fabric paint with water. It helps to get the faded color of the dots
Step 2. Use the round brush start stamping your dots. I first started measuring out the dots with my measuring tape but then just started doing it by just eyeing it.
Step 3. Wait for the front side to dry and repeat on back side.
You can also use Swell Mayde's direction...there she tells you her measurement of dots.

How To Wear Them:
Jacket: Ann Taylot | Sweater: Zara | Jeans: DIY | Shoes: Shoemint | Bag: c/o Ann Taylor | Watch: American Eagle | Bracelets: Forever21 and c/o Ann Taylor | Sunglasses: 

What do you think of this DIY project? Would you be willing to give it a try?

March 1, 2013

1 Blazer, 2 Ways Part 2: Weekend Warrior

As Spring draws closer and the weather gets a bit warmer we can start to shed our layers. I can't wait to say goodbye to heavy coats and get into some light weight jackets. Blazers are a good in-between jacket for Spring into Summer, even on the weekends. You can have fun with a blazer by dressing it down with a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and a rock shirt. Or you can dress it up with a dress and cute accessories.

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