I N S P I R A T I O N FROM THE STREET

Here we are again, giving some more thanks to all those fashionables out there who give us tips, inspo, and ideas for outfits we want to try but never seem to get to it! Take a look at these gorgeous outfits which inspired me to dig deeper into my wardrobe…

Love the Polka Mixing

 

Perfectly Matched Accessories (Divine Clutch, Sexy Heels), The Ombre Hair looks great!

 

A Pop of Prints to Liven up any outfit!

 

A Pop of COLOR To Add Some Edge/Youth Into a Chic Outfit

 

Oh My What a Skirt, What a Color …

 

Lovely Colors … Love the Cut in The Maxi Skirt … Love the Shirt Print

 

Now thats how you make a fashion statement … Obsessed With this Look

 

The Funky/Comfy Casual …. Love How she Toned The Prints Down with That Tee

 

Dressed For A Perfect Figure, Loving the Peplum Effect … Checkered Heels (NICE!) … Along with that Elegant Hairdo … super chic

 

 

Friday’s EYE CANDY

Introducing The Rugged Pink!

Pink seems to be this season’s hottest color, but even though I would wear pink just about any day, some of us don’t like the “girly” feel pink gives a look. Well, not to worry, pink is a beautiful color and if you are more into the tough/rugged looks, here are a few tips on how to toughen it up. Feminine, well yes, but all of the looks below are more sensual and refined than giddy and girly. Since this spring offers new approaches to wearing pink without it shouting out cuteness, princesses, or fairies, now is the time to open up to the delicate hue, and reclaim it as a cool color.

 

MARNI SPRING 2012

 

KATE MOSS FOR VOGUE – APRIL 2012

 

GIVENCHY SPRING 2012

 

ACNE SPRING 2012

 

CELINE FALL 2012

 

VERSUS SPRING 2012

 

ISABEL MARANT FALL 2012

 

BALENCIAGA FALL 2012

Don’t Let Anyone EVER Dull Your Sparkle…

There are many people in life that like to spend their endless days and nights putting others down. Most of the times, and most of those people, are in conflict with their own inner selves and find it easier to throw their baggage at others.

In a fashion sense, many people can shower you with negative comments and unhelpful advice but deep down its the jealousy and lack of confidence that is  doing all the talking. We need balance … Here’s a few tips that can help…

 1. Know what matters to you most: It is important to know what your priorities are. Not what you think they are, not what you think they should be, not what you think others would like them to be for you.

2. Identify what you can do without: Go through your day, your home, your relationships, your job and your life. What’s sapping your energy? What are you doing that doesn’t need to be done?

3. Eliminate the toleration in your life: Tolerations are those things that we put up with, that we accept and take on, and that drag us down. Cross off items when you have worked them out of your life.

4. Define and eliminate your clutter: Begin to make space for what you want by getting rid of what you don’t.

5. Be Where You Are: Look down at your feet and ground yourself in the moment.

6. Please Yourself: If we try to make everyone else happy, we set ourselves up for failure. Find the things that please you and make you happy. It’s time to shift the focus from pleasing others to pleasing ourselves.

7. Go for the Joy: As the old saying goes “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”. If you put your focus on something that brings you joy, you’re liable to have and feel more joy in your life.

8. You can have it all: You CANNOT do it all. Having it all comes after you live your life based upon that notion. When you make a commitment to yourself to not do the things that aren’t in your best interest or aren’t worth your time and effort-you give yourself room to enjoy where you are and what you have. And you realize that you already have all you need.

9. Don’t let anyone ever Dull your sparkle!

Now its time for some Visual inspiration …

Feeling worn out? Get a manicure!

Whether you go to a spa, nail salon, or even have someone give you a manicure at home, it is a remedy for the blues (who said we need a reason to have the blues, we are women!)

When I saw the picture below, I called my nail salon and took an appointment because it is one of the only things I do that feels like “me time” and God knows we need that every once in a while. So pamper yourselves, cause we will not sit and wait for somebody else to do it for us.

 

Whats in my Make up Bag

Am sure we all have big make up bags that has plenty of colors, shades, foundation. But rarely do we actually use them all on a daily / regular basis. Actually, I quite use very little make up on my daily outings / work. I really dig earthy colors (not a fan of colored eye shadow unless its an occasion). This is a sample of what you’d find in my make up bag:

1. NARS Brush #12

2. MAC Brush #263

3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Jungle Red

4. NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Bellissima

5. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

6. Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in #225

7. Benefit Moon Beam

8. Tweezerman Eyelash Curler

9. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heatwave

10. NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita

11. Tweezerman Tweezers

12. MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Fling

13. Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

Beautiful Things In Life

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year, style is what you pick out of that fashion…It’s what you make of it once you’ve learned what to accept and what to ignore based on what looks good on you.”