Favorite movie character of the year : 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Walter!! He stole my heart! I went to see this movie with my family and he stole the show.

Who was your favorite movie character??

Theme song of the year

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This year was definitely a challenging one. I've gotten over a horrible job, negative friends, a bad relationship, and other life challenges. After I decided to stop feeling bad for myself I realized how blessed I am and that things will change if I keep praying and doing what I'm suppose to. Overall I've learned that everyone is going to go through SOMETHING at some point in life and you just have to move forward one step at a time.

This song Get Myself Together by Robyn is my theme song for the year! Enjoy!

The Fabulous Girls Guide to: Personalized gift tags

Friday, December 23, 2011

Here is a fun way to personalize your gifts!

Materials needed
Wrapped gift, Large tags ($1.99) - Purchased at Michael's, stickers of your choice, coloring utensils

5 minutes

1. Color tag
2. Place sticker
3. Personalize
4. Attach to gift
5. Listen as people "ohhhh" and "ahhh" when they receive their gift!

Super easy way to make gifts personal!

I had to hide and wrap my gifts, I apologize for the poor picture quality

Fabulous Girls guide to: Ombre Hair

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

For the past two months I have been obsessing over ombre hair. I'm sure you've seen it and thought "hmm...looks like someone needs a touch up." This trend which has been seen on stars like Drew Berrymore and Raven Simone and on every red carpet this season is where your hair gradually gets lighter towards the tips.

Here's the before:

I have spent hours googling and watching Youtube videos to find the process and this weekend I decided to take the plunge. I knew it would be a challenge because my natural hair color is jet black so to go lighter I'd have to strip it. So instead of risking my hair, which I love, I added extensions. Its a super safe way to try something new and not end up with a duck tail! Here is the process.

1. As mentioned before my hair is black so I bought the lightest hair dye I could find which was Revlon's Ultra light Sun blonde #3. I followed the directions exactly to get everything mixed.

2. I applied the dye to my hair. Applying unevenly so it looks natural. Let it sit for 30 minutes. (I strongly suggest you do a strand test before applying to your whole head and if you have a relaxer please don't try)
3. I saw no color change so I reapplied and let it sit for another 30 minutes. For people with lighter hair, repeat step 2 until you reach your desired shades.

After endless attempts I realized that there was no color change so I tried my next method. Bleach!

I went to Sally's and asked a professional (I should have done this in the first place) and she directed me to this bleach. It was only $2.29 and I bought 2 packets since you will probably have to reapply to get different shades of brown.

1. I added the powder with peroxide and mixed my little life away.
2. Apply the mixture to the bottom of your hair and wait 20 minutes. This actually lifts the color from your hair so don't leave it on longer than that.
3. Wash mixture from hair and then reapply if the color is not light enough.
4.Deep condition hair and style as usual. This step is super important after putting so many chemicals on your hair.

Here are my results!

(I'm wearing Makeup Forever HD foundation and Makeup forever's Rouge Artist Intense #48)

Perfect holiday Dress!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I die for Lover the label! These dresses from the white serpent collection would be amazing for a holiday party!

The lace serpent dress worn here by Miranda Kerr is also available in ivory on their website.

Both dresses are available in red and ivory through Loverthelabel.com. Prices are available upon request. What are you wearing for the holidays??

Magazine Monday! People Style Watch: Decmeber Issue

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The only thing better than fall fashion magazines are the holiday editions! This weeks "Magazine Monday" is dedicated to December's People Style watch. Twilight's Ashley Green graced the cover in a one-of-a-kind Donna Karan gown.
Here are the "Go to" sections in the magazine:

1. Plus-size party style: Offers up cute and festive party pieces for the plus sized fashionistas! And yes they are true plus sizes!

2. Your shape wear problems solved: No matter what size you are, amazing shape wear can up the ante! This three page spread has the perfect shape wear for all body types and clothing choices.

3. Style Watch 100 Gift Guide: They have gifts under $15 and for everyone in your life!

Comment below and tell me what your favorite holiday magazines are!

You can find people Style Watch at your local stores!

December Guest Editor! Heather Petrey of LA Fashion Snob

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Every now and then I meet people that are very creative, fun, and most importantly nice. I met Heather at a fashion show this October by randomly taking her picture (which came out blurry). We later got the chance to hang out at an event in the Inland Empire and get to know each other better. I found out that she is extremely talented (making one of a kind fascinators and her own dresses) and has a great sense of style. Here is your chance to get to know her a little better!

Name: Heather Petrey

Occupation: Freelancer

Favorite lip product: eos

Favorite nail product: o.p.i.

Style icon: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, fellow bloggers

Best purchase: (This is one of many...) The vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse from Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont.

Favorite workout: Just walking around, whether it be a mall or downtown LA or whatnot.

Favorite store: I don't really have A "one" favorite store, but I like to frequent thrift/vintage shops, Deja Vu Fashions & The Grove in Claremont, Haute Olive on Maple/8th in DTLA.

Favorite hangout: Coffee shops and home.

Favorite beauty product: I love products from The Body Shop...nothing specific...

Favorite restaurant: I love a lot of restaurants, but I'd say Cracker Barrel is pretty up there.

Who is your favorite designer and why?: I don't really have a favorite designer, but I'm liking Prabal Gurung right now. I just love the mixing of fabrics, the draping... Such a unique style.

What are three fashion trends that you love right now?: vintage, animal print (at times), sheer dresses/skirts/tops, platforms

Name two of your favorite stores: vintage/thrift and Forever21

Who is one person or thing you can't live without?: The boy- Jose Garcia. He's supportive :)

Describe your style: I love mixing vintage w/modern and contemporary pieces. When I attend events, I try to also make a statement pieces (whether it be accessories or clothing). I like being unique and to stand out.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: Blogging, designing and being a successful vintage business owner.

What is one trend you wish would last forever? I'm liking the sheer trends right now.

One trend you wish would go away forever? Harem pants.

I can't live without... my computer. I do my blogging and photo editing on it.

For more information on how to contact Heather please go to her website LA Fashion Snob!

Christmas wish list!

All I want for Christmas are these few little items! A girl can dream!

1. A lifetime supply of my favorite perfume ever! Nina by Nina Ricci!!

2.Tiffany's Charm Bracelet. This would probably be my ultimate gift. I'm a sucker for things that I can make my own and having this bracelet and being able to add charms to it would be amazing.

3.Shazaam Platform by Steve Madden. Must I explain??

4. Makeup Forever HD Foundation or any Makeup Forever product! They have amazing makeup that is to die for!

5. Nikon Coolpix s8200 in Black. I'm always out and about and it can be difficult having to lug around a huge camera in order to get quality pictures for my blog. This little baby is the perfect camera for family photos on the holidays!

We threw a party, we threw a party! GRAMMY Noms live!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I was recently asked to be a part of the GRAMMY glam squad for the upcoming GRAMMY nomination concert Live! I was thrilled and honored because this is where fashion and music collide. Everyone tunes into music's biggest night to see who will win and what they wore. This concert did not disappoint! There was a lot of pink hair and great fashion to go with the amazing performances and the announcement of the GRAMMY nominees.

The concert aired on November 30 from the Nokia Theater LA Live in Los Angeles, CA and was hosted by the very handsome LL Cool J. The night included performances by The Band Perry, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean featuring Ludacris, Usher, Rihanna, Common, Grandmaster Flash, Lupe Fiasco, and Melle Mel. In between the performances, celebrity presenters such as Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry, read the nominees for the most anticipated categories.

Before the concert started I was stationed at the doors to find the best dressed ladies in the crowd. Once the glam ladies were found they got the red carpet treatment and had their photographs taken by a professional photographer. The pictures were then uploaded to the official GRAMMY facebook page and the grammy glam page to be tagged. Those that tweeted pictures during the show and used the hash tag GRAMMY glam saw their pictures uploaded to the live wall on the GRAMMY glam page as well.

Here are a few photos that I took while I was there and a few backstage photos!

Lady Gaga on stage dressed like a skeleton.

LL Cool J was an amazing host for the night

Katy Perry was pretty in pink

Common, Melle Mel, Grand Master Flash, and LL Cool J all on stage together for a once in a lifetime performance!

Ummm...I loveeee Jason Aldean! He surprised the crowd when he started rapping and Ludacris joined him on stage playing the electric guitar

Nicki Minaj was another pink lady!

I snuck a picture of Common backstage giving an interview. He is extremely handsome!

Don't forget to watch the 54Th GRAMMY awards this coming February! For more information go to the official GRAMMY website and follow them on twitter @TheGRAMMYS.

what I wore:GRAMMY nomination concert live!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I want to specially thank Aidan Mattox for giving me the choice of 3 wonderful dresses to wear for the GRAMMY nominations Live concert. I was in a panic with no clue what to wear and they saved the day!

I chose to wear the Sequin Mesh Sheath dress for the night! My shoes are from Forever 21.

More pictures from the event can be seen at www.grammy.com/glam

Here are the 3 other choices that I had! Which one would you have worn?

This Aidan Mattox "cold shoulder" was my inital first choice. I fell in love with it in Nordstroms and couldn't live without it!

Kimberly from The Band Perry wore this dress in blue with a brown belt during their performances in the concert. The belt was a very nice touch!

My final option was the Sequin Skirt Blouson Dress. I loved this dress as well but let's face it...by the end of the night it would have been beige or brown for sure!

I'm super excited to be a part of the Glam Squad this year for GRAMMY season. Stay tuned for more blog post and updates on the show!