Saturday, November 11, 2017

Aesthetic Friendsgiving Ideas


Hey Lovelies, the holiday season has officially begun and I'm super excited about all the festivities to come. Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to spend that time with family and pig out on all the food, hunty. Aside from spending the holidays with family, Friendsgiving is a great way to kick it with your squad during the holiday season!  

Now, you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. These are four theme and decor ideas for inspiration to style your next Friendsgiving dinner party. Not only will you enjoy amazing food while, having a great time with your friends, but now you will have a cute setting to take some aesthetic photos in. 

Bohemian Backyard Friendsgiving

This boho theme can also be styled indoors but is brought to fuller effect in your backyard. You can style a bohemian themed backyard and dinner table using key decor to bring your backyard to life. String lights hung throughout the backyard and throw blankets on top of the chairs are a great way to start decorating your backyard with the theme. Decorate the dinner table by using cute decorative pumpkins, candles, and floral centerpieces and placing them however you'd like in the center of the table. 

You can also set up a hangout spot in your backyard, and this could be the spot to take cute pictures in. To set up the hangout spot, start by hanging up a tapestry. Then place a large rug (or a few small ones) on the ground and then place a bunch of different throw pillows and blankets on top of the rug. You can go even further with this theme by hanging up a few dream catchers or a string of polaroids throughout your backyard, or at the hangout area.

Key Decor

Rug
Candles
Tapestries
String lights
String of Polaroids
Decorative Pumpkins
Throw Blankets and Pillows
Decorative Floral Center Pieces


Hollywood Chic Friendsgiving Dinner Party

This is much more of a classic chic theme, and you could possibly bring in Old Hollywood glamour vibes within this theme as well. The key thing about this theme is a majority of the decor is in black, white and/or gold. White string lights hung around the room and black and/or white throw blankets hung over chairs is a great way to start decorating with this theme. To decorate the table, place decorative black, white and/or gold pumpkins and a white floral centerpiece(s) however you'd like within the center.

 Old Hollywood glamour vibes could be brought into this theme simply by playing jazz music in the background while you feast and spend time with your girls. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a black and white aesthetic.

Key Decor

White string lights 
White floral centerpieces
Black and/or white throw blankets
Decorative black, white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative black and white table settings


Murder Mystery Friendsgiving Dinner

This is a fun theme to style and put together for mystery lovers. Plus, you can get great pictures of everyone dressed up to the theme. Key decor for this theme would be table candles, white and red floral centerpieces and decorative pumpkins placed at the center of the table to your liking. Also, incorporating a couple of inexpensive decorative red and black table settings would be a nice touch for decorating the dinner table. Lastly, create name cards for each guest where one side of the card displays the persons' name and the role you'd like them to play. However, the other side of the card will say if each person is either innocent or guilty and this side of the card will be the one facing down on the dinner table (The side with their name and role should be flat on the table facing up.). 

A cute way to thank guests for playing along with the whole idea is by giving them these gift bags (shown below) designed as packaged crime evidence with whatever goodies you'd like. The gift bags are a great do-it-yourself project you could try on your own using inexpensive brown gift bags and placing a copy of each guest styled name card on the front of the gift bag. 

 The key idea is setting the Murder Mystery dinner party in an era of your choosing. Then, you would have your friends come dressed up to fit the era, have dinner and later solve the "mystery." A "mystery" you would have put together to be solved and have everyone improvise from there to solve. 

For example, let's say you had set your Murder Mystery themed party in the 1920s. You would decorate to fit that era with the murder mystery theme in mind, and all your guests would come dressed to fit the theme. You would also be the one to create the "Murder Mystery" to be solved, place fake "evidence" and clues around your house (obviously in places where you're okay with your guests entering) and assign your guests characters to improvise. For example, after dinner, you then announce the mysterious death and disappearance of some flapper and continue on with a backstory.  Your guests would then improvise based on what you had told them and their given roles. Then, they would try solving the mystery you put together based on the fake evidence and clues you would have placed around the house. 

Key Decor

Table candles
White and/or red floral centerpieces
Decorative black and white pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative red and black table settings
DIY name cards with each person's name and role in the murder mystery


Girly and Vintage Friendsgiving

This girly and vintage Friendsgiving theme is the perfect indoor Friendsgiving dinner theme for you and your girls if you're feeling the girly vintage idea. This is such a cute look for a girly vintage aesthetic and is a theme that's pretty simple to put together for your Friendsgiving. Once again, string lights are a great thing to hang around the room. An additional cute touch would be to add a string of polaroids around the room as well. 

Decorate the table by placing decorative white and gold pumpkins, white and pink floral centerpieces and frosted white pinecones within the center of the table to your liking. You can also paint regular pinecones white and wait for them to dry off before placing them as little accent decor in the center of the table. As an added touch, try taking a couple of white and/or pink throw blankets and place them on the chairs. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a girly vintage aesthetic.

Key Decor

Frosted White Pinecones
String lights and/or table candles
White and/or pink throw blankets
White and pink floral centerpieces
Decorative white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative white and pink table settings



Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for your Friendsgiving party, so you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. 


Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in lifestyle. 


Sunday, October 8, 2017

New York Fashion Week At A Glance


Hey Lovelies, so I know this is long overdue, but your girl is back and ready to tell you about Fashion Week! My friend, Jasmin and I were invited to a few shows and went to an event at New York Fashion Week and it was such an unreal, fun and beautiful experience. From the crazy commute and endless walking to the amazing shows...you're going to get a little bit of it all today. 

So, before I get into it, I want to start by thanking Francesca Liberatore and her team, Dan Liu and his team, the team at Art Hearts Fashion and the team at the Lexus X Interview Magazine event for having us!! We really loved and appreciated everything a bunch! And also thank you to the Mimi Prober team for inviting us to your show, even though we couldn't make it...you best believe I watched a live stream of the show, the looks were beyond beautiful. 


GETTING READY FOR FASHION WEEK


Honestly, I'm still shocked that we were able to get tickets and attend these shows. It was such a dream and I couldn't believe I was getting ready to go to Fashion Week and go to these shows to see looks from a collection shown live on the runway from designers whose work I adore. 

Before heading into our first day of Fashion Week, we definitely had to have our looks and travel arrangements ready. This is Fashion Week, basically, an excuse for anyone to either dress cute and fashion-forward or straight up just show up and show out looking all kinds of extra. During this particular week, it was pretty warm in New York City, and Jasmin and I literally walked passed these women wearing oversized fur coats...honestly, the level of extra was too real. 

Going into fashion week, Jasmin and I mainly commuted by train, a bus at one point, and did a ton of walking. To start off our first day of Fashion Week, we were headed to our first show which was hosted by Art Hearts Fashion in this beautiful venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. When the show started and the first model walked out in the first look Jasmin and I were both shook by the beauty of the look. As the show went on we were amazed by each look that came out on the runway that day because they were truly breathtaking.


ART HEARTS FASHION


Art Hearts Fashion put on a show that had such an element of fantasy from the gorgeous venue to the collection shown that day. Each look worn by the models had such an element of fantasy. Every look was very much modern and fresh with that element of fantasy. It also felt like a take on good versus evil brought to modern times. Some models were styled in all white looks exemplifying purity and innocence, on the other hand, other models were styled in all black looks representing the opposite. It was such a great show and the collection that was shown was gorgeous.




LEXUS X INTERVIEW MAGAZINE


After the Art Hearts Fashion show, we made our way to The Lexus: Set in Motion event in partnership with Interview Magazine. It was a really cool and fun event hosted by Lexus and Interview Magazine for Fashion Week. Jasmin and I had this fun little photo shoot, ate some croissants (where the real food was at...we had no idea...you guys really tried it with having just croissants though) but, we took some more pictures, listened to some good music and lived life, as well as, got this cute swag bag.




STREETSTYLE CANDIDS


During Fashion Week, there are generally many photographers and press taking hundreds of pictures of different street style looks that are seen at Fashion Week. On our way to another showroom event at Skylight Clarkson Square, there were so many photographers and press people taking pictures of a bunch of different people rocking "street style looks" meaning fashion-forward looks that were walking our very own city streets. The crazy thing is a couple of them stopped us to take pictures of our looks that day! It was really unexpected, but cool because these were professional fashion photographers and they thought our looks were something to capture on their cameras.

FRANCESCA LIBERATORE


Francesca Liberatore's show was the next day at Skylight Clarkson Square.  The collection Francesca Liberatore presented was truly breathtaking, showcasing these beautiful floral appliques over sheer fabrics. The collection showcased very chic and free pieces which I adored. There was also the use of plaid print in a few of the pieces at the show. There was one particular piece I really liked that looked feminine and fresh, and it incorporated both this pastel pink plaid print and pastel pink floral appliques which really brought unity to the collection. I adored these other pieces that showcased these gold floral appliques over sheer black fabric within the collection, they were beyond beautiful. 

I really liked the layered pieces within the collection as well, everything went well together and looked so fresh and effortless. It was such a breath of fresh air seeing the different styles and silhouettes and layered pieces incorporating pants and not solely dresses within the collection. What I especially liked about Liberatore's collection was that the model's hair, makeup, and footwear were kept simple and each piece, beautifully crafted, had its own striking presence on the runway. 





DAN LIU


Dan Liu showed at the same venue, but a different gallery. Dan Liu's spring/summer collection was so beautiful and I liked the details that were presented throughout the show. Liu's collection featured very feminine pieces from the A-line silhouettes to the lace print in a white/cream and blush color palette. I adored this one piece within Liu's collection that was a feminine A-line coat dress designed with blush pink lace print and red buttons. 

The detail of the peacock feathers above the eyes was different and interesting, and in a sense really displayed a focal point of inspiration. Liu closed the show using a model who walked the runway with the peacock feathers above the eyes, a simple white dress, and she held this ring covered in the same peacock feathers behind her. I felt it was a great way to close the show as it unified the collection because without that last piece the peacock feathered eyebrows would have been a bold and confusing choice. Overall the collection was beautiful, and I really liked how most the pieces looked feminine chic but, still ready-to-wear. 




That's it for our New York Fashion Week experience! Jasmin and I really appreciate being able to experience a bit of Fashion Week, it was such a fun and beautiful time. Once again, a big thank you to Francesca Liberatore and her team, Dan Liu and his team, the team at Art Hearts Fashion, and the Mimi Prober team for inviting us! Also, to the team at the Lexus X Interview Magazine event, thank you for having us! 


Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.


Friday, August 11, 2017

How to be a productive boss babe!


Hey Lovelies, today I thought I would do a post on how to be more productive and get organized. I'm a pretty organized person, but at the same time the biggest procrastinator as well. Especially in the summer, when there's really no set time and you could really do whatever you feel like with the time given...like sleep in or watch endless YouTube videos...which really isn't productive. So, recently, I've been trying these tips to help better my productivity and thought I'd share them with you too, so, you could be a productive boss babe.

1. Wake up early.


Waking up early will make the biggest difference when it comes to productivity. You have more time to do things and get things done throughout the day. For someone who has no set schedule around the summer time, it'd be best to wake up between the hours of 7:00 am - 9:00 am. This gives you the opportunity to accomplish more things throughout the day, that you wouldn't have been able to do if you slept in and woke up at a later time.

2. Plan your day.


A great way to start the day is to plan out your day. This gives you the ability to do something throughout the day, as opposed to lazying around in bed. Whether, it's completing work, or doing something creative or going out to have lunch...etc. planning your day ahead of time is a great way to get organized and be productive.

Make plans with friends and/or family. It's the best way to have a fun and fulfilled lifestyle when you make plans in order to spend time with your friends and/or family.

Want to get organized? Invest in a good planner to use in order to make plans and schedule things because it'll make everything in your life organized and easier.


3. Take on the "Power Nap".


Honestly, I used to be one of those people who would legit get ready to "take a nap" in the afternoon and wake up at like 8:00 or 9:00 at night, which is not at all productive. So, I trained myself to take a "power nap" which is a one to two-hour nap you take in the middle of the day or after a productive period of time as a way to relax your mind. It's a pretty popular method used by many successful people because it makes your mind feel refreshed and ready to be productive again the moment you wake up.

4. Lead a healthy lifestyle.


Taking the time to care for your health and well-being, through adopting healthy eating habits and exercising, is essential to leading a healthy and productive lifestyle.

5. Sell or donate your old stuff.


Get your life in check by clearing up space around you. Try donating or selling your old stuff because it's a great way to clear up your space and have a clean-cut place to live in and be productive in. The whole idea is that with a cleaner space comes a clearer mind ready to be productive.

6. Work on something you're passionate about.


One of the best ways to remain productive, especially on your free-time, is by working on something you're passionate about. There are so many things to do like working on music, or playing sports, or doing something creative...etc. that you could do to remain productive within your daily life.



Hope these few tips and tricks will get you on your way to becoming a productive boss babe. 


Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in lifestyle.

Friday, July 21, 2017

How to find your personal style


Hey Lovelies, today's new post is about how to find your personal style! It's safe to say that as humans we naturally evolve and with that so does our style...bless. The struggle for me in finding my personal style was too real and through many trials and tribulations (middle school/pre teen years...I still cringe when thinking about what I used to wear in the past...) I was able to formulate my very own personal style. So, today I'm am going to share with you a few tips and tricks to finding your personal style.

1. Look for outfit inspiration.

My number one tip is to look for outfit inspiration. Outfit inspiration is so important, especially when it comes to figuring out what your personal style is. It's also great for becoming more in tune with how to style clothing and how to put outfits together that you may have not really thought about putting together before. You can get loads of outfit inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram, style bloggers, Tumblr, your favorite celebrities, and even your own city streets. Fashion is something that's all around us, and when you travel you can definitely see the different types of style from one place to the other. In finding your personal style or when you feel like you have nothing to wear, go for one of your outfit inspiration looks and create a similar look with clothing pieces you already have right in your closet. However, I'm always stressing this and it's the fact that it's only inspiration, so, you could take an outfit and be inspired but, always remember to make it your own because that is the for sure way to define your very own personal style. 

Who is your style icon? Try to find a couple of different style icons that you admire. It could even be someone with a similar look and body shape to you because this could mean that whatever they wear would probably look good on you too because you have the same hair color, skin tone or body type. So, find someone who has a personal style that resonates with you. Then, take inspiration from them when curating your own looks and defining your personal style.

My style icons are Zendaya, Rihanna, Talia Richelieu (@taliacupcake on Instagram), and Kelsey Simone just because I love how they pair contemporary clothing pieces, high fashion pieces, and street wear into one cohesive look. On the other hand, I admire Audrey Hepburn and her style, it's so classic and there's just something about her style that I adore and draw inspiration from as well.

2. Build a wardrobe of basics.

Start out by building a wardrobe of basics, because it'll be the foundation of all your looks. Once you've built a wardrobe of basic pieces, incorporate trendy pieces to your wardrobe. Trends are great, but they shouldn't be your entire look, so, switch it up by mixing up your basic clothing pieces with trendy clothing pieces to create a look. Solely pairing trendy pieces with other trendy pieces will clash and only shows you know how to follow the latest fashion trends, which doesn't help define your personal style.


3. Experiment with clothing.

Go check out stores or boutiques and just try on clothes and different styles and find what fits you best. Work with trends and experiment with different types of clothing and styles to figure out what does and doesn't work for you. This is the best way to help you define your personal style as it's a way of really discovering what you like to wear, what looks good on you (colors and style wise) and what fits your body best. 

4. Create a style mood board.

Now, this may be a little extra, but it could really help some people define their personal style. Once you've found a style icon(s) that really resonates with you and some outfit inspirations you can do one of two things: print the different looks you love and cut them out and place them on a board and create a physical mood board or you can create one online using Pinterest to pin your favorite looks online. This is a great way to encapsulate your personal style visually and always remain inspired.


5. Confidence is everything.

The greatest accessory of any outfit is confidence. You can wear any trendy outfit and all, but when you're not feeling yourself in that outfit it'll definitely show. No matter how cheesy it may sound, confidence is what makes or breaks an outfit. For example, there are times when even Rihanna can wear what some people would consider the ugliest thing, however, because she's confident in her outfit it definitely shows and she continues to serve looks no matter what it is she is wearing because she's confident and happy in her outfit. If you wear something and you don't like it no matter how trendy it is, it shows hunty. So, wear something you love and that you're comfortable in because when you're confident in your outfit it'll show and you'll just continue serving all the looks.

6. Just because it's not "in style" doesn't mean it shouldn't be your style.

Who cares if a certain outfit or clothing item isn't "in style" anymore? If you like the style of something that's not so much "in style" anymore and know you look good, then rock that look. Wear what you want because it makes you look and feel good, because if it makes you happy it'll show and you'll always look good regardless of if it's "out of style". Plus, being off trend makes you different and unique from the crowd and also adds character. So, never be afraid of being "out of style" because let's get real, so many old fashion classics, silhouettes, and styles of the past are making their comeback.

7. Purchase more of what you like.

If you find clothing pieces you like, don't be afraid to buy a couple more variations of those clothing pieces. I, for one, love off the shoulder tops, slips/lace tops over basic shirts, chokers, and denim jackets/clothing pieces and I tend to get different variations of each when building my wardrobe with clothing pieces that I genuinely like and will continue to wear even when they may become "out of style". That's because those clothing pieces and/or accessories are cute to me, and I'm confident when wearing them and I'll still be poppin' wearing the same things in the future. So, buy things you truly like to wear, in order to build your wardrobe with clothing pieces that truly define your style, because it's likely you'll wear those things time and time again.

8. Don't put yourself in a "style bubble".

When it comes to defining your personal style that's unique to you don't feel pressured to put yourself in what I call a "style bubble". A style bubble is the idea that you belong in one of the following style groups: girly...preppy...androgynous...classy...the list goes on. For me and many other people, we're grabbing inspiration from all different types of styles and then curating our own looks.  I'm the type of person that's inspired by minimalist and contemporary outfits, classic styles and outfits of the sixties and nineties, and street style looks. I'm inspired by a wide range of styles and ideas and use that to curate my own personal style. So, don't feel pressured to conform to one set style, because it does hinder your ability to explore different outfits and figure out what you truly love style-wise. Not to say that you can't have a focal point of style inspiration, but do try and experiment with other clothing pieces and looks in order to find your personal style.


At the end of the day, curate looks to your liking to define your personal style and just keep on serving looks. 


Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

Friday, July 7, 2017

40 Beauty Questions Tag


Hey Lovelies, today I thought it would be fun to switch it up and do a tag post. I went over on Twitter and asked what you'd like to see for this weeks post and the winning idea was the 40 Beauty Questions Tag! So, here it is...a little insight into my beauty routine and beauty-related favorites! 

Skincare

How many times do you wash your face daily?
For the most part, I like to wash my face twice a day. In the morning once I wake up and right before I go to bed because I'm not about to go lie on my pillow with all the possible oils that can accumulate throughout the day still on my face. You need to keep your skin fresh and glowing hunty and the only way to do that is by washing your face two times a day and keeping up a good routine. 
What skin type do you have?
My skin type is normal/combination skin.
What is your current facial wash?
Currently, I switch it up between using the Neutrogena facial cleansing formula and the Clean and Clear Morning Burst facial cleanser. 
Do you exfoliate?
Yes, I exfoliate two-three times a week in the mornings.
What brand do you use?
For everything in my skincare routine, I use products from Neutrogena and Clean and Clear and The Body Shop, as well as Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter.
Do you have freckles?
Nope.
Do you use eye cream?
Nope. However, I do use facial oils and serums from The Body Shop, along with Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Butter, that I also make sure to apply under and around the eyes to brighten up the under eye area and keep my skin glowing and moisturized throughout the day.
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Nope, so bless up to my parents for their genes and my mom for stressing the importance of skin care, great hygiene and so forth. 
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Nope. 

Makeup

What foundation do you use?
I currently use the Maybelline Fit Me foundation.
How about concealer?
For concealer, I use the NYX full coverage concealer in caramel.
Do you know your undertone color?
Yeah, I have a warm undertone, which would mean like yellow, peachy or golden undertone colors.
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love how some of them can really open up your eyes and bring a whole look together. So, it's a yes to the fake lashes that look long, cute and fluttery that open up the eyes and a big no to the fake lashes that look like chunky bushes weighing your eyes down. 
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Lmao nope, but I do now.
What brand of mascara do you use?
I use and love the Too Faced Cosmetics BTS mascara. 
Sephora or MAC?
Is that even a question? Sephora.
Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Nope.
What makeup tools do you use in your make-up application?
The basic brushes for eyeshadow and highlight, an eyebrow brush, as well as a beauty blender to blend concealer and foundation. 
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
For the eyes, I like to use the NYX eyeshadow primer.
For the face?
I love using a light moisturizer before applying anything makeup-wise. I start by applying a light amount of the Vitamin E moisture cream and then apply the Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Moisturizer from The Body Shop.
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love the matte and shimmer eyeshadow palettes from e.l.f. and NYX. I adore any neutral, gold and pink shades for the eyes. 
Do you use a pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I switch it up between both when I feel like making a wing. 
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not often, but then again I don't really like the look on me when it comes to lining my eyes with dark eyeliner because I think it makes my eyes look smaller. I like the look of brighter and bigger eyes, so I do without the eyeliner for the most part.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I love them, they can really help enhance a dramatic eye look, if that's what you're going for.
Do you use mineral makeup?
I haven't really differentiated it from "regular" liquid makeup products because I just thought that technically most makeup would be considered "mineral" makeup because of the fact that they are made of the same elements.
What's your favorite lipstick?
Even though it's more of a fall/winter shade...currently, I'm using and loving the NYX extra creamy lipstick in Black Cherry.
How about lipgloss?
As for lipgloss, I use and love the Mentha Lip Tint in various shades.
What is your favorite blush to use?
I don't really use blush which may be weird and all...but I like the look of "Glowy and Dewy" skin, so the e.l.f. highlight and NYX 'Born to Glow' Liquid Illuminator are my absolute go-to.
Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
Nope. I don't really trust purchasing things like makeup and skincare stuff from there because stuff could end up being dupes and what-not. I like to shop from places like NYX, Ulta, e.l.f. and Sephora for my makeup products.
Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yeessss. NYX and e.l.f. are technically in that category to me because they are good quality makeup products for such reasonable prices.
Do you go to CCO's (cosmetic company outlets)?
No, have never been to one.
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
No, I'm not particularly serious about makeup to take classes. It's something I just learned to apply to my liking over time and eventually got a bit better at doing through switching up some things and constant repetition of certain looks.
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not really, because I've applied it for awhile now...but I still haven't mastered applying perfect winged liner.
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Oooohhh girrrrrlll. I'm going to name two because it's just something that needs to be addressed. 1) A really dark eyeshadow look and dark or red lipstick to go with it? It shouldn't be happening because it isn't cute. Pick one or the other, if you want to focus on the eyes, then make the eyes dramatic and keep the lips a nude or light pink shade. If you want to focus on a bold lip, the eyeshadow should remain neutral and light. 2) Eyeshadow shouldn't be applied with no smooth transition going on. Blend...blend...blend.
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
In terms of eyeshadow, I love matte and shimmer looks in neutral and pink shades. As for lipstick, I like a mixture of both, I really like red and berry shades as well as some neutral ones.
Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Rihanna, Carli Bybel, and Selena Gomez, hands-down to me always have the best makeup looks.
If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?
An eyebrow duo pencil all the freaking way.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Totally, I've done so many times before. I don't wear much anyways, I just use a few products to create a simple "glowy and dewy" makeup look.
Do you think you look good even without makeup on?
I mean....yeah. I don't really have a problem with how I look without make on.
In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
I really can't pick just one...it's in between NYX, Benefit Cosmetics, and Too Faced Cosmetics.
What do you think of Makeup?
I think it's pretty cool,  and it's honestly like an art. You could go simple or go dramatic and completely transform into a totally different person. I mean, we've all seen the girls that could look thirteen without makeup on, and all of a sudden manage to look 20 with makeup on. In general, makeup also helps enhance facial features when applied properly.


Hope you enjoyed this tag, now comment down below your thoughts on this question...if you could leave the house using only three makeup products what would you use?

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in lifestyle.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Celebrity street-style looks for less! ft. (the queens) Rihanna, Zendaya, Selena Gomez & Skai Jackson


Hey Lovelies, from satin slips to distressed denim, to faux leather? These fashion-forward street style looks are taking up our city streets, and you could possibly snag a similar look...for less! I'm bringing you the latest street style looks worn by celebrities we all love, the Queens, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Zendaya and Skai Jackson...for less! 

Selena Gomez's street style look: modern vintage


In this look, Selena managed to add a modern twist to vintage pieces and I'm loving every bit of it because it's casual and cute but still makes a statement. The staples in this look for less includes a 1970's vintage ringer tee from Unique Vintage and a faux leather pinafore dress from Pretty Little Thing. Though she is wearing Gucci Ace Embroidered Leather Sneakers, not everyone has Gucci money, so the alternative to that are these white platform sneakers from H&M.

Rihanna's street style look: satin slip meets faux fur


Rihanna is the reigning queen when it comes to street style fashion. I adore how this featured look was put together from the rust satin slip dress paired with the faux fur jacket. To curate a similar look for less, you can find a similar and inexpensive slip dress from Missguided. To go with the rust satin slip, top it off with the Dorothy Perkins faux fur coat.  As a cheaper alternative for accessories, you could grab a pair of gray patent heels from Lulus and this blue baseball cap from GoJane.

Zendaya's satin look


Zendaya is truly glowing and serving looks in this rust satin slip dress...straight from her very own collection! Though she wore this look at an event, you can definitely take this look to the city streets. The rust satin slip dress featured, is part of her collection DAYABYZENDAYA which actually has a lot of fashion forward street style clothing pieces for affordable prices, so definitely check Zendaya's collection out! An inexpensive alternative to the boots she is wearing are these gray boots, which you can find at Steve Madden. Bring the look together by adding in some inexpensive jewelry, like the one featured above from Lulus. 

Skai Jackson's street style look: distressed denim


Skai is serving all looks in denim. Denim is definitely the biggest trend this season and Skai is styled in it in the best way possible. The look is simple, yet, fashion forward and you could inexpensively get the same items! The oversized denim jacket is from Zara and is paired with the distressed denim boots from GoJane. Keep it simple and cute by adding in your own jewelry, like these simple pearl earrings from Saksoff5th.



At the end of the day, you don't need a lot of money to mimic any of these looks. You can easily and inexpensively, mix and match staple pieces with basics and curate a look to your style and as always, keep serving looks hunty. ღ


The looks and clothing pieces featured can all be found at my Polyvore, misskouture.
If you'd like to see a "look for less" of another celebrity, comment down below who'd you like to see featured next.
Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Casual but chic ways to rock a T-Shirt Dress


Hey Lovelies, I am just loving the whole idea of t-shirt dresses. They are such simple and cute pieces to throw on and create a look with. T-shirt dresses are pretty much a must-have this season, and I am here to let you in on several ways to turn your look from casual to chic in a matter of minutes, T-shirt dress style! 

Statement Stripes



This is a look I curated around this ultra chic Holly Fulton Ladies T-Shirt Dress. This season is calling for statement stripes and red, which are the design elements that were implemented within this t-shirt dress. Not to mention the black and white graphics that add a very nice contrast to the red. This very t-shirt dress is a comfortable but casual way to still look chic. I had paired this dress with black minimal accessories as well as these Gucci cream colored Princetown slippers. However, to keep it casual and still look chic at a reasonable price (cause let's keep it real not everyone has Gucci money), you can swap out the slippers for white slip on sneakers. 

Denim and Summer Brights



Denim has been an ongoing trend this year, and it is certainly being used to serve looks this season. However, denim paired with summer brights will bring your look to a whole new level. This look I put together is focused around this French Connection Dina Denim T-Shirt Dress that is casual but, still cute. This denim t-shirt dress was paired with caramel colored accessories from the wedges to the sunglasses. I brought in a slight pop of color with the tassel cross-body bag, hence the summer brights brought into the look in order to bring in some color. In order to go a bit more bold with color, you can swap out the caramel tassel bag for something brighter, like a bag in yellow, red or even pink. For those girls that'd like to be a bit more casual, but still look chic, you can pair this denim dress with slip on sneakers, slippers or flats and match the shoe of choice to the color of the bag of choice. For example, pairing together a yellow cross-body bag and yellow flat sandals or you could go with red slip on shoes and a mini red backpack to go with this denim t-shirt dress.


At the end of the day, just grab that statement piece and make it yours. Curate the look to your style and just keep serving looks. 



Want me to style anything specific?  Comment down below!
Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blogger Recognition Award 2017


Hey Lovelies, so I honestly can't believe I'm sharing this news with you right now, but I just got my very first nomination for the 2017 Blogger Recognition Award! I am beyond happy and grateful for this nomination it just means so much, especially knowing that I'm considerably new to the whole blogosphere. I honestly do appreciate the fact that there are people who read and like my content, so much so that this lovely gal that I'll mention in a few even nominated me. 

On the 5th of June 2017, the lovely, Amy Thompson from thatbridgegirl.com nominated me for the 2017 Blogger Recognition Award....literally still unbelievable and I appreciate it so much! As I mentioned before just knowing that another blogger has read my content and also likes what I have to create, so much so to even nominate me?!! Is insanely amazing and I'm so thankful for it love. Definitely, take the time to head over to Amy's blog because I love to read her content, it's amazing, and I'm pretty sure you will too...10/10 would so recommend hun. 


Now to let you blogger babes in on the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post about the award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers who you want to nominate for this award.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.




How my blog started

I started my blog in mid-January of 2017 in terms of design and such, but officially "launched" and wrote my very first blog post on the 31st of January 2017 and continued on writing from there. To be honest, I first started watching YouTubers and really liked that idea for a while, up until I started watching Zoella (Zoe Sugg) back when she was zoella280390, hahaha. She is such an inspiration to me, bright, kind-hearted and loving and she is also someone who is both a YouTuber and a blogger. This was basically my first introduction into the blogging community, as zoella.co.uk was pretty much one of the very first blogs I read and still read to this day. 

From there I continued reading other blogs too and I just knew it was something I wanted to do. It took months to nearly a year of research and tons of self-convincing because my biggest obstacle was honestly myself and fear of what others would think. It took awhile, but I tried hard to block out that fear and just go for it (Also a big thanks to my lovely little sis for pushing me to do this too.) Once I finally decided to go for it, a whole wave of ideas for my very own blog came to me from the name, to the content to the visuals. That's when I started designing a bit and trying to find my niche for the blog....and my baby themisskouture was born (figuratively speaking of course!)

Some of you might be wondering, why themisskouture? Well...the only reason I have for ya is that it sounded real boujee in my mind, and the "c" in couture was replaced with a "k" instead for the "k" in my first name. It's something that I like to use across a majority of platforms because of the fact that it's a short and sweet spin on my name, Kelly, which is a name that is pretty basic...so yeah, we're going with misskouture (kelly.madu on my personal insta! - that self promo though...)

Either way, my niche as you can see for the most part is everything and anything fashion and lifestyle. However, from time to time I am putting up a Girl Talk post which will now officially be a monthly post where we talk about anything (fashion, fun, gossip, entertainment/media, advice and all.) All in all, I have grown to love the whole blogging process and never think to look back. The community is amazing and I've received such a positive response and support from people that know me and even new faces, which is beyond amazing. 

My advice to new blogger babes

Loves, I am going to keep this short and sweet because let's get real...I am fairly new and still learning, but I am going to give you a bit of advice based on what I have learned.

Find your niche and pick the right platform. It's so important to know what you want to blog about whether it's fashion, health, beauty, or sports...etc. This is so readers know exactly what to expect each time they come to check out your blog and it also attracts the right readers to your blog. Finding your niche also ensures unity as to what you're writing about and makes writing easier for you because it is a general point of interest for you. Also, a niche is a general idea for your blog, meaning there are tons of sports blogs, fashion blogs, and beauty blogs out there. Put a unique twist on your own fashion, beauty or sports blog...etc. to really make it your own and set it apart from all the other blogs with the same idea. 
Secondly, is picking the right platform. You can do this by testing out different platforms from Blogger to Squarespace to Wordpress or Weebly and figuring out which one fits your blog better. After you've picked a platform, you can begin the designing and writing process in order to really take your blog to new heights. I and a lot of other people like great visuals and design aesthetic on a blog, it looks visually appealing and professional, which you want because you never know who could stumble upon your blog.

My nominations

I really like the content these gals put out, whether it's through pictures, words or both. Now, for the 15 beautiful blogger babes that I chose to nominate:


If I have nominated you, create your own blog post and follow the rules. Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time.

Friday, May 19, 2017

TEN 90's Movies to Binge-Watch this Weekend


Hey Lovelies, summer is finally upon us and I've racked up a list of movies you could binge-watch this weekend or on those long summer nights where you just feel like staying in. Feel nostalgic and want to watch some popular 90s flicks? Well, look no further because I've compiled a list of the best 90s movies you could binge-watch all weekend!

10 Things I Hate About You


The many reasons to watch 10 Things I Hate About You...well hunty can we first talk Heath Ledger? Yes. One of the many reasons to watch is...Heath Ledger. Honestly though, 10 Things I Hate About You is one of those must watch 90s teen flicks. It's one of my all-time favorites and it's one of those many movies that has you completely embracing your inner 90's, girl.

Clueless


Clueless is a classic 90s teen flick! If you haven't watched it, you definitely should this weekend. It's such a funny film that basically follows the life and circumstances surrounding this rich high school student, Cher Horowitz, and her friends. All tying in the crazy thing that is high-school and "coming of age". It's such a funny and dramatic must-see this weekend.

Big Daddy


This film is another one of my favorites. Big Daddy is such a funny film that follows the adventures of a lazy irresponsible man, Sonny Koufax, played by Adam Sandler and a 5-year-old boy he adopts named Julian played by Dylan and Cole Sprouse...more of a reason to watch because the Sprouse Twins as kids were freaking adorable.

Never Been Kissed


Never Been Kissed is a must-watch 90's rom-com starring Drew Barrymore as Josie Geller, a junior writer at the Chicago Sun-Times who must pose as a student at her former high-school to research teenage culture for her article. It's real cheesy, but funny and dramatic things happen in the midst of it all, which is why you should watch it this weekend.

Fight Club


Fight Club is a must-see because it's such a great film. It can be interpreted differently, but from my perspective, it's a film where men join together on the common realization of their hatred for the hypocrisy in society and form an underground fight club. These men basically fight each other, which they enjoy and take things to the next level as their hatred for society grows. There is so much more to it than that, which you must watch to understand. But, also Brad Pitt is in it...more of a reason to watch.

Mrs. Doubtfire


Mrs. Doubtfire is such a funny drama starring beloved, Robin Williams, as Daniel Hillard. Divorced from his wife, Daniel Hillard hatches an elaborate plan to spend time with his children by posing as a nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire. It's such a funny film, and you have to watch in order to see all the crazy things unfold.

Pretty Woman


Pretty Woman is the classic 90s rom-com. This classic is a full on twist on your basic Cinderella story, starring the likes of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. An unlikely pair, a prostitute, and a wealthy businessman fall in love with one another. Yeah... if you haven't seen this classic 90's rom-com, you have to watch to see everything unfold.

Pulp Fiction


Pulp Fiction is a classic 90's crime drama starring the likes of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. It's such an interesting film based on the lives of two mob hitmen, a gangster's wife, bandits and a boxer all entangled in violence and crime.

Sleepless in Seattle


Sleepless in Seattle is such a classic 90's romantic drama, starring the likes of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This, as many others, is such a classic rom-com that managed to humorously comment on the unrealistic expectations of love and so much more.

The Parent Trap


The Parent Trap is one of my all-time favorite childhood movies! A must-see if you haven't seen it already...and if you haven't seen The Parent Trap, well hunty...where have you been? This is such a great film following the adventures of identical twins, Annie and Hallie who were separated at birth, and each raised by one of their biological parents. Later they manage to discover each other, they then swap lives...and it just gets crazier from there. You have to see this film, whether it's for the first time or again, it's literally the best thing.

I literally love all of these movies, but let me know below which one of these 90's flicks is your favorite? 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DIY Pearl Choker


Hey Lovelies, so recently I've been loving chokers, I'm constantly wearing them because I find they are such a cute accessory. Chokers can either be pricey or inexpensive, but all in all, they are such a simple, yet cute way to add to an outfit. So not long ago, I thought to myself, why not make one? It's pretty inexpensive to do so, and so I did. I'm honestly loving the end result, so I decided to let you know just how I made it so you could create one (or multiple) as well. 

What you will need:


Steps to create:

1) Start off by measuring out the length of chain you'll need. To measure, take the necklace chain and wrap it around your neck and then add an extra 1/2 inch to what is wrapped around your neck.

2) Using pliers cut off the excess chain that isn't wrapped around your neck, (if any). You should end up with the piece of chain that was wrapped around your neck to start creating your choker.

3) Now, using pliers open and attach one hoop (jump ring) to one end of your chain, and close the hoop off.


4) At this point, start applying the pearl beads, looping them through the end of the chain without the jump ring present.



5) Once you've finished applying beads to the chain, repeat step three on the other end where no jump ring is present. However, before closing the hoop (jump ring) attach the clasp to the end and then close off the hoop.


6) Rock your new choker! Now, you can wear and style it however you'd like!


If you create this, I would so love to see the way you styled them! Comment down below, or post a picture on Instagram with the #DIYfashion so I could check out your creations!