Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nail Post: Sliver and Neon

Hi there! So guess who did their nails the other day and took pictures? Hint: It's me! :) So I got very bored the other day and decided, "Hey, why not paint my nails?" I chose to do a different design on each nail, because I wanted to have some fun with it, but the colors are still the same, so that it all looks cohesive.

Hope you like my nails as much as I do! :)

Here's my right hand
Here's my left hand

In case anyone was wondering here are the nail polishes I used:

Sally Hansen- Hard Nails- Xtreme Wear Nail Color- Celeb City, Love & Beauty- by Forever 21- Neon Yellow, It's So Easy- Stripe Rite Nail Paint- Hot Pink, Revlon- Multi Care- Base + Top Coat

Also here's this really great nail polish remover I used:

Polish Off Professional- 100% Pure Acetone

It was really fun coming up with different designs! Although it took me a bit of time to do my nails, I have to say it was well worth it! :)

I love how the bright neon colors go so well with the shimmery silver!

Lastly, I more recently did my mom's nails, here's a quick snapshot of those:

The nail colors I used on here hand were Sally Hansen- Celeb City(same as above) and FingerPaints-Tiffany Imposter

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ways to Wear: Printed Shorts

Hi there blogosphere! One of the major trends of this summer is shorts. Not just any kind of shorts though, printed shorts, and really more along the lines of interesting shorts in general. There are spiked shorts, leather shorts, glitter shorts, striped shorts, etc. To me it just seems like fashion decided that, "Hey! Why should shirts have all the fun?!" and I totally agree with that! Printed shorts can bring some excitement to a summer wardrobe, and definitely spice it up from the usual plain jean shorts. One thing I must say though, is that pulling off printed shorts can be difficult; with the more complex the print is, usually the harder it is to find something to wear with it. But have no fear my friend, this is where I come in to help! :) Today I decided to put together a set with six different looks utilizing the printed shorts trend. I hope this gives you inspiration to try this trend out on your own!

Fun with Shorts!

Tory Burch striped blouse

Rebecca Minkoff yellow top

Wildfox Couture beach tank top

Soaked in Luxury ruffle top
$67 - welikefashion.com

Minimum button shirt
$74 - nelly.com

Button shirt

Halston Heritage hot shorts

Free People mini shorts

Sam & Lavi patterned shorts
$97 - eluxe.ca

Polka dot shorts

Hot shorts

Patterned shorts

Animal print shorts

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Long Time, No See & Cold-Weather Accessories (Ways to Wear/My Obsessions Post)

Hi guys, I know it's been forever and a day(which equates to seven months) since I've last posted, but I am finally here again! Man how I have missed blogging, and it feels good to be back! How have you guys been?? This feels so much like one of those moments when you're in the grocery store and you see an old friend that you haven't talked to in ages. :)
Well anyway, enough with the chit-chat. Today's post is about something I would like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on, or at least an educated fan of: scarves. I love scarves and I feel like they can be some of the greatest accessories to add to almost any outfit! And with so many different colors and patterns, scarves are a sure way to express yourself and add a personal touch. Scarves can add a pop of interesting to a bland outfit or be the item to bring the whole outfit together.
A lot of people consider scarves to be a cold-weather accessory, but that my friend, is where they are mistaken! For me scarves aren't something you just throw-on when your neck might be a little chilly, they're something you can where ANYTIME, including in the summer! The trick is to make sure to wear a light-weight scarf so that your chic outfit addition is not making you anymore sweaty than need-be. Another trick for rocking a scarf in the heat is all in the way you wear it. Trust me, if your neck looks like it's being choked by fabric. . .then it probably is! Instead, the scarf should be worn in a way that drapes the clothing nicely, and doesn't have so much of a snug vibe to it.

I thought it be nice to do a little show-and-tell now, so here's a quick snapshot of my collection of scarves. :)

Yup, there's 13 of them now, and I'm going to keep on adding more! :)

To get everyone started(if you are new to the whole summer scarf idea) here is a set of some more scarves, that I love, and would be perfect to wear, even in the summer's heat! Also, further down below I've chosen three of those scarves and put outfits together with them, to give you some ideas on how to rock this type of look. :)

Scarves, scaves, scarves!


Printed silk scarve
$55 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Leather shawl

Alexander mcqueen scarve
$555 - harrods.com

Grey scarve

Sheer scarve

Sheer scarve

J Crew wool scarve

Faliero Sarti scarve
$320 - farfetch.com

H M striped scarve
$13 - hm.com

Sheer scarve

Ways to Wear Summer Scarves:

Ways to Wear: Summer Scarves

Long sleeve shirt

Lace top
$83 - forevernew.com.au

Short shorts
$50 - joythestore.com

River Island lace shorts
$24 - riverisland.com

Vero Moda short shorts
$30 - bestseller.com

Leather shoes

High heel shoes

Alexander mcqueen scarve
$555 - harrods.com

Sheer scarve

Sheer scarve