Monday, July 28, 2014

Today's Look: Origin Unknown

t was early January and to free my mind from the numbing cold that was New York at the time I decided thrift shopping would be a perfect destraction. As I made my way through snowy Williamsburg, I came across Beacon's Closet, a quirky thrift shop who's logo is a baby wearing geeky glasses. Naturally, I couldn't resist entering. After a few minutes of walking around I headed to the back room where racks were tightly packed with clothing, mostly dresses and once-loved heavy outerwear. AND THEN I SAW IT...the dress (photographed below) of my dreams. Only one problem, at the same time I spotted its beaded pockets and metallic design another woman picked it up and was inspecting for herself. I was ready to pounce. Much to my relief after about 20 seconds of heart palpitations, she put it back onto the rack as I simultaneously leapt to take it into the fitting room with me. I wasn't going to miss another chance to take back this stylish treasure that everyone else seemed to be mystically blind to. Thus began the trying on. In the dressing room I noted there was no lining or labels in the crisp fabric of the dress. When I looked more closely I discovered hand and well as machine stitching. It was apparent that this piece was one of a kind! Just as I had hoped for I loved the look on me, something much different than anything else in my closet. The attention to detail and Asian design influence gave off this aura that reminded me of my trip to China a decade ago. I instantly fell in love and quickly scooted my way to the cash wrap, snagging this steal for only $14!!

THE LOOK: There's so much detailing going on that keeping the rest of the look classy and as minimal as possible is key. I decided to pair it with a pair of sapphire earrings and Chinese Laundry stilettos.
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds


 \\SHOP THE LOOK//

Beacon's Closet handmade thrift dress
Earrings from my online Chloe + Isabel boutique
Chinese Laundry pumps

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Friday, July 25, 2014

This Makeup Might be Life Changing

here's not too many products that I will rant and rave about but I recently came across a concealer that works wonders and I just had to share! Cover FX cream concealer matches your undertones (whether you are pink, neutral or golden) to give you incredible flawless, yet natural looking coverage. I started using it when I discovered it at Sephora on a recent shopping excursion. I use this for under eye darkness and to disguise blemishes. Concealer comes in 12 shades to easily find your perfect match. And guess what, it's under $30!







My under eyes tend to be naturally a little darker, especially in the summer when my freckles are most prominent. When I added Cover FX with my mascara, my eyes automatically pop and appear much brighter. Some days I even wear the concealer and mascara alone for a simple, fresh look. If I'm feeling a little washed out, I add an illuminator or a touch of bronzer for color. 






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Monday, July 7, 2014

Today's Look: Strawberry Fields

othing screams 'carefree summer day' like a cream-colored maxi dress complimented by playful accessories and natural beach waves. My favorite part about this look has to be the shoes and accessories from one of my must-shop boutiques in North Carolina, Vestique which is seriously one of the cutest stores ever! They have all the items you need to cook up a fun/flirty look with just a touch of southern charm.

I loved gallivanting the city in these strappy sandals. My hot pink coral necklace was a pretty big hit too- everyone wanted to know where it came from! To keep cool, these cut-out sleeves and open draped back are perfect. Next stop, delicious treats from Smorgasburg!

photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds


 \\SHOP THE LOOK//

Maxi dress, Flying Tomato (from Marshall's)
Wild Diva sandals, $26.50 (from Vestique)
Coral necklace in pink, $24.50 (from Vestique)
Handbag, Francesca's Collections

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Monday, June 30, 2014

$500 Urban Decay Makeup Giveaway


ey ladies (and gents)! I'm excited to announce that I've teamed up with clothing brand, Sugar For Spike to tell you all about their launch and awesome contest to win a ton of FREE makeup by Urban Decay. Amazing new clothes and beauty products?? Now, you're talking my language!

Sugar For Spike is pleased to announce the release of its debut collection editorial lookbook (see it below). The inspiration behind the lookbook comes from two friends, looking for an escape from the perfectionism and commercialism of their city, where they stumble into a “secret” underground hangout to have a little carefree fun. 

Dancing and twirling throughout the night, and forgetting whom they are and what the world deems as appropriate behaviour, they end up discovering that the liberation from the night out will be one of the memories they will treasure about their youth. 

The collection is slated to release at select retailers and online at sugarforspike.com on 7th August 2014. The line is also available for pre-order now, with free international shipping. Closing date for pre-orders is 10th July 2014. Get connected to receive $20 off your first purchase. Voucher code: THANKYOU20

Check out a sneak peek of Sugar For Spike's new lookbook:







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By connecting (3 step process) you will also stand a chance to win $500 worth of      vouchers. 
**The giveaway ends on 11th July 2014, 20:00 GMT + 8 time.** 

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Today's Look: Bare All

photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
\\THE LOOK//
Nasty Gal dress
Are you Redy lipstick by Maybelline Color Sensationals 
Forever 21 faux leather jacket & sunglasses
Qupid heels from Petal

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Trending Now

tyle stalking straight from the streets of New York City, bringing you the top 3 must have trending items of the moment. Here are the pieces that made my 'it list'. Which will make it into your closet this summer?

1. You may recognize this particular necklace from the 2013 Bambi Awards when Miley Cyrus paired it with a Jean Paul Gaultier dress.  One of my personal faves, I love the open collar choker that seems to be slowly, but surely growing in popularity. When you want to accentuate those collar bones but don't want to appear too bear, add one of these cool necklaces for a splash of variety. They come in all different shapes and sizes if you want something a little less or more blingy. It's fun, unexpected and looks great with a blazer.


2. Behold the circa 1997 inspired chunky sandal. Yes, the 90s are back...with a vengeance. Did I mention it comes in metallic? This sporty look is best paired with a pair of shorts, summer dress or if you're feeling totally retro a pair of overalls. I said it. 

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3. Orange is the new black...and I'm not talking about the show. This citrus fruit color demands to be seen. It's daring, spontaneous and has everyone wanting more. It is certainly the color of the moment.
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