Happy Friday! It’s been raining for about 100 years here in Seattle and the only thing brightening our outlook today is a bunch of cute guys with guitars. Hit it, boys!
For some of you lovely gals, prom may be just around the corner! My prom isn’t for a few more months, but I’ve already started gathering inspiration for my dress, hair, shoes and nails. Normally I cut images out of magazines and glue them on a huge sheet of paper so I can see all my potential prom looks at once. Today I thought I’d share a few nail designs I’ve been loving from Fashion Week. You can try them yourself or take the photos into your nail salon for the professionals to tackle.
Whether you’re going for a boho look or an edgy look, there are nail designs out there for everyone!
I’ve been waiting for spring basically all winter, and now it’s only 15 days away! I’m so excited to transition to light sweaters and bare legs, but until the sun starts shining a little brighter, here are a few of my spring 2014 style essentials:
CROPS AND CUT-OFFS:
FLOWER CHILD PRINT:
Stay sunny, lovely and vibrant. (:
It seems like I am just now getting out of the late winter energy droop that has plagued me and my peers since, well, winter break. Just as winter is slowly disappearing from our lives, sweats and baggy jeans are disappearing from our wardrobes. The exciting thought of spring seems to have everyone putting more effort into their daily looks. Seriously, my hallways have looked like a spring catalog lately.
Check out these hallway looks and get some inspiration for a stylish and comfortable school day:
My friends Joel and Christina know exactly how to put together a school look. I love Christina’s knee socks and striped shirt and Joel’s oxfords. These are perfect when you feel like channeling a classic prep-school scholar.
If you wake up one Tuesday, eat a croissant and look at some pictures of Paris Fashion Week before class, you may feel inspired to try Gaby’s Madeline-esque style. I love the pop of red her sneakers add to her French, black-and-white look.
So you wake up late and have minutes to get ready: no worries! Rachel’s ’90s-inspired look can be put together in a flash. Add colorful socks, an oversized sweater and a messy bun to your statement dress and you’ll be out the door in no time.
Try out these looks next school week and get excited for spring. I’d love to hear about the trends in your hallways!
My outfits lately have been reflecting the weather here in Portland: dark and stormy. I think there’s something simple and beautiful about sporting an all black outfit. For this look, I added a small pop of color on my lips and changed up the textures with clear sunglasses.
While my prom isn’t until June, it’s never too early to start looking for a dress (or a date). For those of you who are not willing to spend several hundred dollars on a prom dress (I don’t blame you), but still want to look trend forward, I put together a splurge or snag guide of a few of this season’s cutest styles. Check it out:
SHORT AND SWEET:
SERENE SEA MIST:
SHEER AND SIMPLE:
Whether your dress is $80 or $500, remember that prom isn’t just about wearing the dress, it’s about making memories in the dress.
P.S. Find more amazing dresses in the Prom Shop!
Even though London fashion week has wrapped up and eyes are now on Paris, I’m still enamored with a bunch of the street style trends I saw from the UK.
This is one of my favorite street looks from London: the seemingly wet hair, black jeans and hat, and oversized sweater make it an easy, comfortable look that’s still fashion forward. Rolling out of bed never looked so wonderfully trendy!
To replicate this look, try combining these pieces:
To make your hair appear wet, either actually get your hair wet (a foolproof tip) or use a styling spray. It’s super easy to mimic a fashion week savvy look! Check out The Thread for more street style inspiration from Milan and Paris.
Happy Friday! For the last dance party of Black History Month, we thought it only right to feature the song that made last summer’s monster hit, “Blurred Lines,” possible: a little ditty from a guy named Marvin Gaye, who had more soul in his pinkie finger than most of us (including Robin Thicke) put together.
PRO TIP: Play this song at any party anywhere to get things started in a serious way.
There is less than a month until spring break and I’ve already started putting together the outfits that I want to wear while roaming the beaches of California and soaking up the sun with my best friend. I’ve got piles of shorts, cute cropped tees, chic baseball caps, and beach totes, but one very important thing seems to be missing: sunglasses. I’ve seen so many different pairs of sunnies that would work perfectly with my spring break attire. Here are just a few!
As spring break approaches, I can’t help but daydream about all the fun adventures to come: outdoor concerts, bonfires on the beach and midnight swims.
This outfit is inspired by the girl who lives in the moment. She is neither concerned with the past nor the future. She hums Feist songs out of tune and dances like no one is watching. Her carefree attitude is reflected in her style: mismatched layers, slouchy tees, classic cut-offs and worn-in boots. She’s always comfortable and never overdressed, but she still manages to maintain a cool confidence. Even when she isn’t smiling, her eyes sparkle with an inner fire—a passion for life. After the last bell rings, this is the girl I aspire to be.