Friday, October 30, 2015

Suede and Gauchos

I never thought I would say this, but there is something so elegant and chic about gaucho pants. Long gone are the super comfy pants of yoga class and bed time. These gauchos are uber sophisticated. Cut from luxe fabrics, these pants made it out of the gym and into the board room (talk about "Started from the bottom, now we're here.")

Today's pair is a high waisted pair, complete with a huge belt. A simple turtleneck in camel gives a minimalist elegance. Wear these pants with strappy suede caged heels and it instantly elevates the look. Fins hi the look with a suede coat, huge shades and a structured bag and call it an oh so stylish Friday!

Suede and Gauchos

Reclaimed Readables, October 30th

Happy Halloween Eve (also known as Friday) loves!

Today's Readables feature top beauty buys, how to have an epic Friday in, best jewelry for your skin tone, chic buys at Forever 21 for $20, cliches in emoji form, leather jackets and suede coats at every price point, stylish Halloween nail art, 100 years of costumes, and 7 fun things to do with your phone this Old Hallows Eve.

Honestly WTF: Top drugstore beauty buys
My Domaine: How to have an epic Friday night in and hilarious emoji cliches
WhoWhatWear: Best jewels for your skin tone and chic stuff to buy at Forever 21 for $20
The Cut: Leather jackets at every price point
The Zoe Report: Halloween nail art you want to wear and suede trenches for every budget
Refinery 29: 7 fun Halloweeny things to do with your phone and 100 years of Halloween costumes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: Your Non-Creepy/ Not Sexy/ Non Scary Guide to Last Minute Halloween Costumes People Will Get

I make no secret about how much I love Halloween. Dressing up with an abundance of candy and fun? Who could have a real problem with that?

But I'm tired/ annoyed at what I perceive as a serious lack of creativity around All Hallows' Eve. I mean, cmon, how many gross, decrepit, disgusting things can you be in a life time (I looking at y'all, people who decided to be a used pad/tampon or something else like that.) 
Or what about people who just choose to be something absolutely waaaay to dark and scary? What fun is that? Or (my favorite [sarcasm]) the broad who just decides to wear animal ears and lingerie? Very original...

But then what do you do? What if you waited last minute and you don't want to do any of those options above but you want a great costume? 

Glad you asked! Here I've compiled some great, last minute costume ideas, all with stuff you probably have around the house or can find for super cheap:

Super chic ice cream

Or the chic kitty

How about a box of adoptable kitties?

Or (speaking of boxes) how about a one night stand? 

Got a sheet? Try Sexy ghosts

Or a Grecian goddess.

Oh dear!

Don't be blue, it's just sadness 

Or macaroni and cheese 

Got a red shirt? Try a living Che tee

Or maybe Netflix and chill?

Or be a total Psycho

Got some cardboard? Be insta worthy!

Or a Mean Girl

Those old Abercrombie bags? Perfect!

Throwback Thursday with the click wheel iPod!

Desperate or don't care at all? Here's the perfect look for you!

Happy Halloween y'all!

(All photos from We Heart It)

Almost 80 in October

To say it's been a confusing week weather wise here in Philadelphia would be an understatement. A freezing Monday led to the perfect fall day Tuesday to be followed up by a wet and windy Wednesday, and now here we are Thursday. Bright. Sunny. And almost 80 degrees? Some people don't dress for the weather. I'm not one of those people. I say be comfy and chic. 

For today's look, I chose a light grid patterned cropped blouse and a light knit high waisted midi pencil skirt. The coat of the moment is sleeveless, and I've found this glamorous lightweight waterfall trench in olive green. To give the look some spice, I chose these strappy pumps, also in olive green. I finished the look with a pair of classic aviator shades and a structured bag. 

Happy Thursday loves.

Almost 80 in October

Khaki jacket
$26 -

Steve Madden mini satchel

Glasses aviator

Reclaimed Readables, October 29th

Greetings and salutations loves!

Today's Readables feature all the goodies on ShopBop for under $150, chic organization from Ikea, Punny and easy costumes, Halloween beauty products flying off of shelves, how to cover under eye circles like a celebrity, costumes for the uninspired, a serious chat about fashion's growing lack of diversity, contouring for dummies, the lazy girl's guide to contouring, ditch basic manicures, and 9 design rules to break.

WhoWhatWear: Finds under $150 on ShopBop and chic organization from IKEA
Refinery 29: Punny costumes for the lazy girl and top Halloween makeup
The Cut: Cover under eye circles like a celeb and costumes for the uninspired
Man Repeller: One blogger gets serious about diversity in fashion and contouring for dummies
The Coveteur: The lazy girl's guide to highlighting and ditching your basic manicure
My Domaine: 9 design rules to break now

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reclaimed Fall Beauty: Not just orange and red

It's known that fall is a fashion girl's favorite season. The cool weather brings out our most luxurious fabrics, cozy knits, and the boots we've been longing to wear. It's also our chance to try fall ready beauty products. Maybe we are inspired by the shades of the changing shades of the trees, maybe it's the cloudy grey of the skies, or the virtual rainbow of intense autumnal sunsets, but whatever it is, we love it and seek to embody it even in our beauty routines. 

Here are a few of my favorite products in fall's best shades. Stay gorgeous loves!

Reclaimed Fall Beauty

NYX eyeshadow

Lord Berry black eyeliner
$7.58 -

H M lips makeup
$12 -

Lips makeup

Lip gloss

H M eyebrow makeup
$4.58 -

JINsoon nail polish
$23 -

OPI nail polish
$19 -

Beauty product

Beauty product