Month: June 2013

Fourth of July Style Inspiration

Independence Day is coming up next weekend & I can’t wait! The fourth always means picnics, BBQs, pool parties, fireworks, friends & awesome outfits! While I’ve been thinking of what I’ll be wearing this coming weekend, I decided to make a special 4th of July-inspiration board.

For this style set, I used Chloe & Isabel jewelry from my 4th of July collection to make this look perfect for the holiday festivities. I’m a sucker for polkadots, thanks to my mom (she used to tell me bedtime stories about a girl named “Polka-dottie” and her best friend “Liney”), so I think the blue and white dress is really cute! This is an easy look to pull together and super fun for a backyard BBQ!

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For my Independence Day festivities, I will totally be trying out some of these DIY’s:

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These drinks rimmed with blue pop rocks look so tasty and fun to make (and drink)

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Something about summer time just makes all fruit taste a million times better than normal, so serving it up at a party is a great idea! These kebobs would be easy to make and easy to eat!

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One of the best parts about July 4th are the fireworks, and this year I want to get my own sparklers for friends to celebrate with, because lets be honest, nothing says party like shooting off some sparklers!

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What will you be doing to celebrate this coming weekend?

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Style Inspiration

Hello everyone! I recently was flipping through a magazine and found some awesome inspiration that I wanted to take and make my own creations based off of. I’m not the kind of person who likes to follow or buy into trends, but I do like to find different styles and make them my own. I think sometimes if you follow trends too much and take them too seriously, you can end up not feeling like yourself and your own personal flare becomes someone else’s. You should always try new things and be fearless because that’s how you create your personal style! I’ve never been into acting, but I think what you wear can totally influence the way you act, so in a way switching up your style is like becoming a different version of yourself each time!

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And since I’m always trying to change up my style, one of the things I love the most about my Chloe & Isabel jewelry is that it can enhance any one of the different styles I want to try.

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What do you think of the green-on-green or print-on-print look?

Current Obsession – Beauty Edit!

Recently I bought some new makeup. I’m not a huge makeup person – I wish I had the time and patience to doll myself up every day, but unfortunately, I do not. However, I do like makeup and getting creative with it! I’ve always loved painting so maybe that’s why I also love makeup ;).

Anyway, when I do wear makeup, it’s usually pretty simple – eyeliner, mascara, shadow and lipgloss. I love trying all different sorts of colors though and so what I bought recently was two Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On liners (Cuff and Asphyxia) and a Stila eye-shadow compact in tie-dye.

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Because I loved each one so much, I decided to make this my first ever makeup review post! I used all three products to create this look. First I started with the Urban Decay liner in Cuff at the corners of my eyes. Using white, silver or gold liner or shadow in the corners of your eyes brightens them and makes eyes really pop. Then I lined my bottom lids with the Urban Decay liner in Asphyxia. Lastly, I brushed a thin line of the tie-dye shadow on my upper lids. Voila! It actually did not take long at all and I love how it turned out! I picked this color pallet for myself because purples really bring out the green in my eyes. I also must say, the liners glide on so easily and the colors in the shadow are so vibrant (plus its like you’re getting three shadows in one because you can use each color separately or blended together). I would definitely recommend all three products. I bought mine from Sephora.

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What are your favorite colors to play with?

Style Sets Week – The Finale!

Hi everyone! I took a little impromptu trip to stay with my mom in Long Island yesterday and got my sun on. While I was relaxing in the sun, or taking a break from rescuing turtles(!), I decided to check out the Swedish Elle that my cousins left at our house. Not that I understood much, but I gotta say I really enjoyed all of the fashion. I was actually inspired to take something I saw in the magazine and put my own spin on it in my last style set of the week.

There’s a bit too much shine on this photo, but I just thought the cow-print was really interesting. Now, I absolutely am not a fan of the actually cow-skin products 😦 but I do love the animals and the print is not the most commonly seen thing in fashion. Of course, there are certain connotations that may come with dressing up in cow-print, but if done well I think this could be an awesomely unique trend.

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So, I created the following style set:

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Just more ways you can style fantastic Chloe and Isabel jewels! Check them out at my boutique.

What do you think of this trend?

Style Sets… Continued!

Two more style sets to go, for the two more days of 15% off at Chloe and Isabel!

Everybody knows summertime is wedding season and most people usually have at least one wedding to attend. So, I decided to make this next style set in honor of the season of love!

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I hope my week of style sets has been showing you how versatile Chloe and Isabel is – you can just about put it on for any type of look or any occasion you’ve got going on.  That’s one of the things I love about it, because you never want to spend money on things you can really only wear one time or for one specific type of event.