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Do you love Pretty Little Liars? Have you ever wondered how to achieve the perfect smoky eye? Are you now wondering what these two things have in common?

Our friends at Teen Vogue got PLL star Shay Mitchell’s makeup artist, Daniel Martin, to show us exactly how to create Mitchell’s casual, beautiful smoky eye—with bonus tips for creating a gorgeous red lip. Check it out:

What you need to achieve the look:

• Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Black Coffee
• Dior 5 Coleurs Designer Palette in Nude Pink
• Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black (this is a great substitute for the Revlon mascara Martin mentions)
• M·A·C 31 Lash false eyelashes (another great substitute)
• We’re sold out of Nyx matte lipstick in that luscious red, but we like this Bobbi Brown matte lipstick just as well
• M·A·C Lip Pencil
• Koh Gen Do Natural Lighting Powder

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September 18, 2014

5 Favorite Looks for Homecoming

Today I played dress up with a few friends to find the perfect homecoming outfits.

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1. Brittney’s look is quirky and fun in her seafoam daisy dress.

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2. Eliza kept it simple with a classy black velvet dress and turquoise necklace.

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3. Brittney’s look is fierce and edgy with a red and black printed dress and jewel necklace.

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4. Caroline looks girly and sweet in her pink & lace maxi dress with pearl accessories.

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5. I went back to black like Eliza, but switched it up with a fitted velvet skirt and lace babydoll top.

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Whatever you wear, don’t forget to have fun!

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xo ॐ – Amber

September 17, 2014

3 Ways to Wear It: Plaid Shirts

With the return of school and fall creeping around the corner, plaid shirts are once again making a comeback. I think we can all agree that plaid shirts are a must-have for everyday wear because they can be worn countless ways with almost every style. So today I am showing you guys how to style one plaid shirt three different ways.

1. The first way I styled my plaid shirt is the good ol’ tie around the waist. This is definitely the easiest way to incorporate plaid into your look, and it adds a laid-back vibe to your outfit.

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 2. The second way is a bit more on the preppy side. I started by throwing a simple grey sweater over my plaid shirt. I dressed up the outfit with a pavé statement necklace and some lace-up booties.

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 3. The third, and final, way I styled my plaid button up is by far my fave, and that’s to just layer, layer, LAYER. I paired my shirt with a breezy olive dress and a denim vest for a girly twist on a somewhat rustic look.

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So the next time you’re in a fashion rut and just can’t find something to wear, throw on a plaid shirt and put your own unique twist on the classic clothing piece.

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Yours truly,
Caroline

September 16, 2014

Isabella Rose Taylor at NYFW

One of our favorite new fashion designers, Isabella Rose Taylor, just survived her first runway show at New York Fashion Week! Lucky for everyone, she kept a video diary to share with her fans:

Want to learn more about IRT? You know you do.

I’m starting a new series called Sporty in September to show you guys how to style sporty outfits.  For my first look I thought we would start with a very basic outfit.

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I kept the outfit monochromatic to highlight my green snapback. To add a little girly flavor—but still keep it edgy—I went with a darker lip color. (Rebel by M·A·C)

Do you like the idea of having monthly series posts? LMK in the comments!

Mahal,
Bella

September 15, 2014

OOTD: Farmers Market

Hello, hello! Sadly school has begun, which means homework, studying and lots of stress. To take away school stress, I took a trip to a local farmers market.

There’s something so relaxing and comforting about the farmers market. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers, the delicious smell of croissants, or the juicy samples of peaches and strawberries. Nevertheless, going to the Farmers market has become one of my favorite Saturday Morning activities.

For a farmers market OOTD, I decided to wear something comfy yet stylish (always the perfect combo). So I kept it casual with a pair of boyfriend jeans and paisley printed tank. I slipped on some metallic sandals and was ready to go!

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As you can see, coffee was a must to start the day!

I went light on the accessories with a dainty necklace and brown satchel.

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I’d love to hear where y’all go to escape on Saturday Mornings!

xo ॐ – Amber

It’s one of the best times during your high school experience, and what we look forward to at the beginning of every school year: Homecoming. Now that you ladies have gone through hundreds of dresses and maybe even hundreds of dollars to ensure that your night is perfect, it’s time to think about what your date will wear. Some may argue that it’s more difficult for ladies to get ready for formal events, but us gentlemen don’t fall too far behind. It’s tough for us, too.

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Let’s break down a homecoming look that anyone’s date will look like a king in:

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Topman Skinny Fit Cotton Flannel Trousers (on sale right now!) | Calibrate Dress Shirt

Whether your date is a traditionalist or a guy who thinks outside the box, this look is fantastic. I paired a classic slim-fit black blazer with comfortable Topman Skinny Fit Trousers, then added a pop of color with a vibrant purple dress shirt. For guys who like to keep things more low-key, a white dress shirt would look just as sharp.

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To finish off, I opted for a silver watch and a Ted Baker bow tie. A colorful bow tie definitely separates you from everyone else in the room and really solidifies your individuality.

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For a stylish twist on the classic tuxedo, leather sleeves and lapels take things to the next level. I chose a cream-colored shirt and my favorite python dress shoes to complete the look.

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You don’t always have to conform to society or play by the rules: The best part about fashion is there aren’t any rules!

Enjoy your homecoming!
- James G.


Shopping for the perfect homecoming look for can be quite stressful. I mean do you go for a more glam look? Or what about an edgy urban feel? But wait, there is also something to love about simple elegance… The possibilities are endless! Well, have no fear because I’ve put together three different looks that will hopefully help with all that dress stress.

1. White Hot
This stunning white dress is the epitome of elegance. Paired with a  crystal clutch, some simple diamond studs, and classic nude pumps you’ll be radiating chic sophistication all night long.

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 2. LBD Love
When in doubt, LBD it out! You can never go wrong with a basic black dress, plus it allows you to have fun with some colorful and unique accessories.

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3. Feeling Blue
Now here’s a look for all you glam girls out there. This vibrant blue dress with it’s amazing jeweled corset are perfectly complimeted by the gunmetal accessories. Plus if you and your friends happen to be seperated sometime throughout the night, you can just tell them to look for the most sparkling thing in the room!

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Even though what you wear to homecoming may seem like the most important thing ever, it’s really all about the memories you make. So don’t forget to laugh a lot, dance endlessly and enjoy every second of the the night.

Yours truly,
Caroline

September 12, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! This video has been out for over a month, but we just got around to watching it and HOLY SMOKES LOOK AT THAT GUY DANCE.

P.S. The dancer’s name is Phillip Chbeeb (a.k.a. PacMan), and he’s all over the internet right now. He was on season 5 of  “So You Think You Can Dance.” We feel a little dumb for arriving so late to this party, but we’re glad we finally got here.

September 12, 2014

Friday Night Lights

As many of you may know football season has just begun and on Friday, September 5th, my school played our arch rivals. It was a close game and my school just barely won in the last 15 seconds of the game ending with 24-17! I want to share this exciting experience with you guys so here are some photos from the game.

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Did I mention that I’m a flyer?

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Leave a comment below if you’re interested in how I do my game day hair and makeup, or if you’d be interested in a, “How to Dress for a Football Game” post.

Mahal,
Bella

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