Archive for December, 2010

  • Trends: Messy Ballerina Bun

    Lately everybody has been rocking that high-fashion super-model top-of-the-head bun. It is a chic, understated & elegant look that is effortless yet put-together simultaneously. The best part about this trendy look? It takes about 2 minutes, and is my favorite way to wear my hair on a bad hair day, or on a day where my hair isn’t freshly washed (like on the way to the supermarket to pick up soup & advil after a night of partying).

    This style will look differently depending on your hair type. I have thin, medium length hair. So my hair looks somewhat slicked back and my bun is pretty tiny. But if you have thicker hair, you will have a more voluminous look. If you have longer hair, your bun will be bigger. You can also tug hair around the secured band to loosen up your hair and use bobby pins to push up your hair, making a bump or just bigger hairline in general.

    Here is how I make my messy ballerina bun, in less than 2 minutes:


    Also, I will be announcing the winner of the Xmas give away shortly, the Christmas weekend kept me busy, so I apologize to anyone who is on the edge of their seats waiting to hear about the contest :)


  • The Stylist: Designer DIY

    Left to Right: Lanvin, Lanvin for H&M, Stuart Weitzman, Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino

    So I’m always amazed when I see great DIY fashion projects. Though I haven’t actually tackled anything amazing yet…I plan to! And I’ve been keeping a log of gorgeous designer shoes that anyone with a hot glue gun and a little creative talent could create. These shoes are all designer, but I bet that they would be quite easy to imitate, with a pair of plain heels from Target or Charlotte Rouse & a short trip to Michael’s art store! What do you think? Would you or have you made “designer DIY” shoes?

  • Favorites: Fashion Blogs

    Every morning I wake up & check my blogger feed, in hopes of seeing new posts from some of my absolute FAVORITE fashion blogs. Please check out the following blogs for more amazing fashion posts, they are hand picked by yours truly:

    The Sartorialist – This is truly the ultimate high-fashion blog. Real inspiration can start here! Huge gorgeous photos of beautiful, stylish people.
    Saks in the City – This girl has some serious style. She is a curvy fashionista in every sense of the word. Her pictures are fabulous, kudos to whoever is taking them!
    Outblush – This blog is great for finding new, cute stuff! I also guest author for them a few times a month.
    Muffin Top Baby – So I basically have a girl-crush on CoCo. She is so beautiful…and stylish…and she also has some amazing DIY posts as well.
    Fat Frocks – Adorable! This modest blogger has some very cool style.
    Sweet Faced Style – I always see Anika’s pics and think, oh cute! I’ll go buy that. Then I realize I can’t, because she made it!

    Got a favorite blog that you think I left out? Add it below & I’ll check it out!


  • The Details: Black Lace & Red Accents

    So I’m headed out for a night on the town with friends and wanted to do a quick outfit post! I love the combination of classic red lipstick & sexy lace…so for a more classic chic look…here I am! Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. 

    Black lace dress from Target; Red belt from H&M; Lipstick limited edition “Fire & Ice” by Revlon, Volumizing Mousse by BedHead