Thursday, August 21, 2014

And Then Came The Storm


The perfect storm. It creeps up on you when you least expect it. Beautiful just as much as it is dark and all consuming. Taking its time. Forgetting that daylight ever existed. A ruiner of plans, but an excuse to find shelter in the comfort of home. A moody passing that you can never touch but feel like you can see through. Always serious. Always temporary. Always giving way to a brand new sky. 

Photos of an encroaching storm at Rockaways Beach by me


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#TodayIsPerfect


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O'Neill dress (SHOP THE DRESS HERE)
Vintage denim jacket
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What is your idea of the perfect day? For me its the smell of daisies and endless sunshine. O'Neill is running a national contest surrounding the idea of the perfect day by inviting participants to share a photo on Instagram of why #TodayIsPerfect for the chance to actually win their perfect day! Just upload the picture to Instagram and tag @oneillwomens and use the hashtag. Come on . . . now, how perfect is that??


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Forever 21 Beauty | Tropical


It's nearing the end of summer, but to me everyday is another day for a brighter and bolder beauty looks. I'm usually more of a bare faced, au natural sort of gal when it comes to what I put on my face, but every once in a while I like to go for something that screams summer with a quick glance. This tropical-inspired beauty look is super easy to do. Very colorful but definitely not too much. See below to find out how to get the look all with Forever 21's Love & Beauty collection. 

 1. Start with a bare clean face. Remember to use sunscreen or a BB cream that contains SPF. No burning is allowed over here. Cover up any skin tone unevenness with Love & Beauty's Creamy Concealer. It offers the perfect amount of coverage while still letting your skin breathe.


2. Dab on a light layer of Pressed Powder all over to create a good base for the look. Adding some to your eyelids will also help keep the eye color you will be putting on from melting off too quickly.


3. Time for the bronzer! I like to use my fingers to apply bronzer to the apples of my cheeks, a little on my forehead and tip of the nose for a natural looking, sun kissed look. I used the Classic Bronzer Compact


4. Add a layer of shimmery Cream Eye Shadow. I used the color Gilded here. It's a  creamy, opulent white that brightens up the eyes and gives a hint of that wet look that everyone loves in the summertime.



5. Add a bold line of turquoise eyeshadow from the Day-to-Night Eye Shadow Palette along each upper lash line.


6. Use the Bold Felt Tip Liner in black to add a subtle cat eye starting at your lash line, on top of the turquoise. This will open up your eyes even more. 


7. Swipe on the Ultra Curl Mascara on your top and bottom lashes for a lush touch. The brush of this mascara wand is curved, which helps make for an even more dramatic curl.


8. Finish off the look with a pout that takes color super seriously. I love the Ultra Pigmented Lip Color in Coral. It's super glossy, extra punchy and nearly neon. Nothing lights up a summer night that an awesomely bright lip.

Now throw a floral romper over your bikini and hit the dance floor. That's what I'm going to be doing :)

Romper, choker and earrings are Forever 21

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Somewhere Over the Rainbow


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Trina Turk maxi dress (SHOP SIMILAR HERE)
DV by Dolce Vita sandals
Stela 9 bag from Threadsence
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This zig zag knitted pattern of this maxi hits me like a wave of nostalgia. I am pretty sure that I owned this exact same dress in elementary school. But it was probably from Limited Too and I most likely wore it with glittery jelly sandals and my bright pink Jansport backpack as a finishing touch. The pattern on this one by Trina Turk makes up for the simplicity in its shape. Long and lean. The body conscious maxi dress will forever be my number one summer staple. Keeping the 90's alive with my flatform sandals and calling it a day as I hope that summer never ends. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#NMwarrior


Natalie and I were lucky to be a part of Nicole Miller's Fall 2014 campaign, #NMWarrior. The campaign is inspired by female warriors, which today's interpretation is made up of strong women who embrace a fearless sense of fashion and perspective on life.  The upcoming Nicole Miller fall collection exudes today's modern warrior woman to a T.  A woman who doesn't take the mainstream or sage path. 

"You don't have to wear a suit to feel strong"

That's the motto coming out of this campaign. I think it is the motto of many young women today, like Natalie and I. Young, working women on the go. For us, every single day is different and what we wear reflects who we are and what we do. We work in fashion, but we aren't defined by fashion regulations. We wear what we want and we wear to be the characters we want to take on that day, and most of all we wear what makes us feel confident in our own skin.

Check out the video below to see how Nat and I conquer the day #NMWarrior style:

Part 2: #NMwarrior featuring "Natalie Off Duty" & "Color Me Nana" from Nicole Miller on Vimeo.

Share our #NMwarrior video on your Facebook & Twitter for a chance to win a $500 gift card to shop Nicole Miller! Be sure to tag @nicolemillernyc #NMwarrior to enter!

How far will you go? Show me your take on fearless fashion by tagging @nicolemillernyc #NMwarrior