Banished for the past decade as decidedly (and unfairly!) passé, flares and bells are back in a big way for Fall and beyond. If you’re bored with your Skinnies and Boyfriends and craving are a more femme silhouette, scoop up a pair or two of these uber-flattering jeans for Fall.
light $32.67 | mid wash $90
Are you ready to rock flares again, or are skinnies and boyfriends too ingrained in your style DNA to revisit this look? Let’s discuss!
Pom Power! I’m really loving all the bright beadwork and pom-pom embellishments available right now. Is there an embellishment more fun than the pom-pom? Fun, bright and perfect for summer.
The best part? All pieces are under $100!
camisole $47.47 | clogs $29.99 | scarf $11.80 | shorts $29.80 | bag $60.24 | skirt $47.83 | shopper bag $75.30
Fashionable fruit on the style palette this summer. Whether you’ve got your eye on a pineapple camisole or lemon print bralet, these sweet pieces are ripe for the picking.
What’s your flavour?
bralet | camisole | dress | scarf | handbag
Stripes or spots? Both!
Spanish blogger Julie Chanes won’t be searching for compliments in this ‘Where’s Waldo?’-esque outfit. The Seams For A Desire blogger mixes prints like a pro, tying it all together with a neutral tan leather belt.
Do you like her style?
skort $49.90 | shirt $49.90 | belt $6.95 | heels $34.98 | handbag $25.80
Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog isn’t really just another fashion blogger- she’s a great one!
Her tailored summer look is perfect for a casual day out, or the office- with a simple shirt swap, of course.
Do you love her look?
camisole $17.95 | trousers $73.48 | loafers $58.00 | coat $145.12 | bag $29.95 | sunglasses $9.95
I’m loving these bohemian-inspired embellished beauties for summer. Which is your favourite?
sandals $60 | clutch $59.49 | skirt $181 | pouch $58 | shorts $69.90
Confession time: I’m cheap. There, I’ve said it. Aaahh, it feels so good to get that out there in the open! Before you start flooding my inbox with applications for Extreme Couponing, allow me clarify: Not cheap to the point of sacrificing good quality for crappy product (snapping up loads of subpar product, simply because you get more for your buck, is just plain dumb IMHO), but if there is a great brand to add to my beauty arsenal that doesn’t break the bank, I will happily choose it over its luxury counterpart.
That’s why I love Revlon. High quality product. Trendy colours. A plethora of finishes to suit every taste. And last- but certainly not least- affordable price points that allow a little experimentation with your favourite shades. When the lovely ladies at Revlon hooked me up with a few bottles of their new Colorstay Gel Envy formula, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. So how did it perform? I’m happy to report, way beyond expectations!
Two coats of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Winning Streak is all you need for completely opaque coverage (a MUST for me with pastel shades). If you’re in a rush, or prefer a more translucent finish, one coat of this nail polish will yield a pretty, pearly effect. Drying time? Less than 5 minutes. I swiped on a coat of the new Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, and my quick, at-home mani lasted a good six days without a single chip. For $7.95 a bottle, I will definitely be stocking up on more shades when this line hits the shelf next month.
What are your go-to Top 3 drugstore nail polish brands? Let’s discuss!
If you’ve ever shopped for prescription sunglasses, you know how expensive they can be. Deals can be found, but they usually come with the hallmarks of mucho tacky eyewear: rectangle frames, heavy embellishment and intricate laser cut arms. A.k.a: fug as hell. Classic, chic, affordable options are few and far between, and when they take centre stage on your face, style is a definite requirement.
Enter Warby Parker. The eyewear company’s mission is simple: classic, attractive eyewear at a price point that doesn’t make a girl shed major tears for her bank account at checkout. Impressed? There’s more! For every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. An entry point of $120 per pair and a charity effort? I like where this is going, and I’m not the only one! Supermodel Karlie Kloss has recently signed on for a capsule collection designing three metal framed, 70s-inspired beauties, just in time for summer.
Above are my favourites from the Warby Parker Summer 2014 collection. Have you heard of Warby Parker? What are your favourite styles?
Silk scares me. Camisoles chill me to the bone. A top that only bodes well for 30+ weather, yet magnifies perspiration spots at the slightest glimmer of sweat? That is cruel, unwearable irony, and its catapulted into one of the hottest trend tops for Summer 2014: the flimsy camisole.
While I love the casual feeling of a flimsy silk cami, stepping out in a curve-hugging, back-n’ boob-sweat accentuating little number isn’t my idea of casual-sexy elegance. Finding an alternative option became a mission, and I think I’ve found it in the frilly, tiered, spaghetti strap crop top.
Flowy. Flouncy. Feminine. Do you love a little frill factor?
1. crochet | 2. spotted | 3. pink | 4. cream