Friday Frocks: Red, White, and Beautiful

By |July 4th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

fourth of july barbecue fashionSo you’ve opted out of that flag bikini, but you are feeling festive and what better way to pledge your allegiance than a Fourth of July friendly frock?  No need to swath yourself in an American flag.  Isn’t that illegal anyhow?  (Ask Lil Wayne).  Instead of being entirely predictable and in the spirit of outfits that have longer shelf lives than summer romances, choose a dress in solid red, white, or blue, or pick a pattern combining the hues to be the biggest babe at the barbecue– potentially setting of some fireworks of your own.

4th of july dressesIndah Canoa Cut Away Smock Mini Dress, 2. Helmut Lang Draped Jersey Dress, 3. Rory Beca Kaya Dress, 4. Black Halo Sanibel Two Piece Dress, 5. Pret-a-Surf Tank Dress,6. Toteme Bahia Piqué Maxi Dress, 7. Equipment Naomi Dress, 8. Splendid Striped Cotton Jersey Dress, 9. Flynn Skye Eterie Mini Dress, 10. Kate Moss for Topshop Swiss Dot Cotton Dress



Beauty Buzz: American Beauty

By |July 4th, 2014|Beauty Buzz|

fourth of july makeupYou know how I like a good theme party?  Well, call me a hipster, but I really only like them when they’re ironic.  The thought of green on St. Patrick’s Day makes me want to punch a leprechaun and please don’t think for one split second you’ll catch me this weekend wearing star spangled swimwear.  But before you call me a wet blanket, I understand the importance of being patriotic.  I know of the need for all-American nail art and the importance of playing along.  Better than flaunting a flag outright?  Add some red, white, and blue to your makeup bag… making you a true American beauty.

4th of july makeup1. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Video Killed the Radio Star, 2. NARS Lip Gloss in Eternal Red, 3. Butter London Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red, 4. Makeup Forever Diamond Powder, 5. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Tart, 6. Formula X Transformers Top Coats, 7. Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara, 8. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, 9. Blinc Eyeliner Pencil, 10. Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner



Setting the Mood: Land of the Free, Home of the Babes

By |June 30th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

4th of july fashionOh how quickly time flies.  I remember last year’s Fourth of July as if it was yesterday.  Much like I always do, I had put off making any actual plans for the holiday, but was fortunate enough to not be left entirely alone as one of my best girlfriends somehow landed herself in the city as well.  To make the best of it, we got a picnic together, gathered our SPF, sunglasses, Whispering Angel, and towels and took them to the roof.  We embraced the day and the sun listening to our favorite Pandora station while partaking in some serious girl talk.  It wasn’t all stars and stripes for us though.  As I was dodging irate phone calls from the guy I was seeing, basically threatening my life if I didn’t find a way to make it to New Hampshire on the next train (do trains even go to New Hampshire?), what appeared to be the set up for a rap video shoot complete with DJ and turntables arrived on my roof.  Again, we attempted to make the best of our dire circumstances as my roof boasted the best view for fireworks that year.  However, when we started being filmed without consent in our teeny bikinis, we packed up and I tried to book the next flight to Manchester.  We never did see the fireworks.   stars stripes fashion

Lisa Marie Fernandez Alexia Textured Pucker Bandeau BikiniJennifer Meyer 18 Karat Gold Star EarringsTabitha Simmons Dolly Striped Silk EspadrillesKate Moss for Topshop Star Embellished Crepe Camisole

xx, WhyDid