Tuesday, May 31, 2011

maxi dress

Maxi dresses are the best part of summer. You don't have to put much thought into your outfit because they look effortless. I prefer printed maxis because they are more interesting than just a solid color head-to-toe. Accessorize with stacking bracelets, chunky rings, or even a boho headband!
dress- H&M
clutch- Aldo
ring- Forever21

top picks for summer

While you're shopping keep an eye out for these items during the summer. You can find variations of them from different stores. I'll be shopping around to see where you can find the best deals and where to splurge. This is what i have my eyes on so far:

Yellow wide heeled sandals from Zara:
Multi colored bracelets from Topshop (they have some at Forever21 as well)
Red platform peep toe wedges from Topshop
Tan print draped dress from Topshop
Flowy tank- you can find these pretty much anywhere in all sorts of colors. dress it up or down. pair it with skinny jeans, shorts, or even skirts. If it's not so hot outside, throw a blazer on! 
Bright green satin shorts- I've had my eye on the color green for a while. Still on the search for some green pants!
Golden/brass jewelry
(via s.s.s)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Celeb & Street Style

Blake Lively at the Chanel Cruise 
Rachel Bilson. so cute, as always
Kelsey Chow. need/want that sequin blazer!
Ginnifer Goodwin. look at that necklace!
Isabel Lucas
Anja Rubik for the DKNY Campaign in Times Square
I love this!
 Jessica Zhor. I would totally wear this!
Street Style
 (via s.s. & t.v.d)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sam Hasan

So i'm extremely judgmental when it comes to musicians doing covers of original songs from other artists (especially when it's MJ), but when i came across Sam Hasan's cover of 'Human Nature' by MJ i was pleasantly surprised! He did such an awesome job and I just had to share. He has done quite a few other well known songs such as 'Rolling in the deep' by Adele, 'Misery' by Maroon 5, and 'Tonight' by Enrique. Sam also has his own album Rooftops & Boulevards.
Check out his videos. Promise you won't be disappointed! You can follow him on twitter @itssamhasan and don't forget to like his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/samhasanmusic
Human Nature:

black & white

 Blazer&tights- Zara
Tank- Forever 21
Shoes- Nine West
Hat&chain bag- Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses- H&M

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Essentials

Sorry I've been m.i.a. for a while now! finals were taking over my life the past two weeks but now thank God it's all over and summer is here! Congrats to all my friends who graduated this year (I love you Zubia) :)
Now that summer is here, i'll be blogging more often and I've promised some of my friends to start posting about men's fashion and music as well! If you all know any upcoming musicians/designers that want to put their name out there, let me know. I'd be more than happy to do a blog post for them! 
Since it's summer and i have a lot more free time, I've decided to start experimenting with different products to see what works and what doesn't. So far these have been working out:
Big Sexy Hair Shampoo & Conditioner- i took a break from Bumble&Bumble Thickening shampoo to try this out. I picked it up from Mastercuts the other day and it was buy 1 get 1 50% off! Shampoo & conditioner were $12 each
Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer- I've been using this for quite some time now. it actually works! Put some on before going out in the sun and you'll see within a week or two that your skin is developing a nice tan! You can get this from any drugstore (Walgreens, Wal Mart, Target, e.t.c)
 Sunglasses & Clinique sun block- I wear sunglasses year round but it is so important to protect your eyes during the summer especially because of the sun rays. I've become so used to wearing sunglasses, now if i try going without them I get a headache. I picked these up from H&M, only $5. They have tons of cute ones at Forever 21 from $5-$10. Sun block is necessary for everyone! I made it a habit to put sun block on before heading out, especially because my skin is so sensitive to the sun. My skin burns so easily! This Clinique sun block is the only one i can use because 1. it's fragrance free 2. lightweight 3. oil free 4. i use it as a primer before applying make up. Sun damage catches up to your skin so it's best to start protecting it now!
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara- this $7 mascara kicked my $30 something Dior's ass. Thanks to my friend Zareen for introducing it to me. I absolutely love it! It's not clumpy and it actually works! It's very hard to find mascaras that work for everyone, and so far I've heard no complains.
Mac 'Lickable' lipstick & 'Bare Study' paint pot- I recently started using lipstick and I had the urge to try hot pink. I'm usually not into bright colors but 'Lickable' looks great on! the 'Bare Study' paint pot is great to use as a primer for eyeshadow or even by itself. Sometimes i use it as a highlighter as well.  
 Forever 21 'Salmon' nail polish- perfect for summer and looks good on most skin tones. only $2.80. how could you not want it? I've gotten tons of compliments on this color and a lot of people mistake it for OPI :x haha

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Met Gala remembering Alexander McQueen: The Red Carpet

Anna Wintour- my role model. I'll take over Vogue...one day
Daphe Guinness in McQueen. Loving the feathers!! 
Kanye West always super fresh. 
Karl Lagerfeld & Blake Lively. Typical Karl, and typical of Blake looking so well put together and beautiful. (Giorgio Armani gown)
Christina Ricci. Fabulous dress! look at her waist she's so tiny ohmygodd
Jessica Alba has to be the cutest pregger lady to walk on the red carpet
Gisele. wowowoWOWwow
Mary Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen 
Beyonce & Jay Z. Wow, I've never seen her look this good. 
Pharrell looking so fly. Love his suit!