Year End Review: My Style

Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's been a great year! Here are a few of my favorite outfit posts from this year. What were your favorites?
 





 


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Fabulous Girl's Guide to: Reindeer nails

Friday, December 7, 2012


Who doesn't love a fun Christmas nail to get you in the Christmas spirit! Here is a fun tutorial on how to get reindeer nail art.

SUPPLIES
White, brown, black, and red nail polish
Black nail pen (optional)
Cotton balls

1. Start with clean and dry nails.

2. Paint nails with a coat of white nail polish. I used a generic polish by NYC.

3. Using a black nail pen draw 3 half moons on your nail. (this will be the reindeers nose, body, and head)

4. Using a brown nail polish, paint inbewteen the half circles. I ended up painting over the nose...oops!

5. Repaint lines lines...if necessary.

6. Paint noses, eyes, and antlets on your reindeers. I used butterLondon's Chancer to make a rudolph nail.

7. Paint in your eyes and clean around your nail to get rid of excess paint and enjoy!

::Nail Polish: Chancer by butterLondon (red sparkles). French White Tip #134 and Black Lace Creme #119 by NYC. Toasted Almond by Covergirl Outlast. ::

Stay tuned for more holiday inspired nail art! Happy Friday!

xoxo

Casual Queen.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 
 
Most comfortable outfit ever.
These Nikes are the only pair of sneakers that I own and it’s been a struggle not to wear them with everything!
 
Happy Tuesday!
 
 
Suede Moto Jacket, H&M. Oversized T-Shirt, Lux Clothing. 8 Zip Skinny Jeans, Guess. Sky-hi Nike Dunks, Nordstroms

Elements of an Outfit: Jessica Clark

Monday, December 3, 2012

True Blood's Jessica Clark was spotted at the NCLA and Kitson's VIP launch party to celebrate the month long holiday pop up manicure bar at the Kitson flagship store. Both companies combines to create "Nails a la Carte" which is an instore nail bar menu that features nail design services ($29 - $69). The nail bar menu is available from November 30th to December 31st.
 
Shop Jessica's outfit here!
 
 
 
John & Jenn Austin Sweater in Trail Mix
 




Alpinestars by Denise Focil Lovespell Silk Tank




Eugene Is My Middle Name Pistol Jeans in Black Coat
$200, available from Scoop NYC or to order from www.EugeneIsMyMiddleName.com


ShoeMint Abigail Booties in Black
 



 



 


 




 


 

 

 








 





 

 
 

 
 
 
 

GQ's 2012 Designer of the Year: Riccardo Tisci

Saturday, December 1, 2012

"When people meet me," he says, "they say, ‘Oh, my God, you're very funny. You're such a happy person.' For me, darkness is something very beautiful."

Photo Credit: inez & vinoodh
Article by: Molly Young
 
Kanye wearing a skirt , Roony Mara’s transformation into a fashion icon, and Frank Ocean’s eclectic style can be accredited to GQ’s 2012 Fashion Designer of the Year, Riccardo Tisci. He is responsible for turning Givenchy into a profitable and sought after high end fashion label known for its dark and edgy style. My friends over at GQ Magazine, talked to the designer about his inspiration, family influence, and his connection to Southern Italy.

Click here for the full article: http://www.gq.com/moty/2012/riccardo-tisci-gq-designer-of-the-year-2012
 
 

Transparent Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2012

This time last year I wanted nothing but to be happy and at peace. I spent 70% of my time at home in my bathrobe and the other 30% at a job I was extremely unhappy with. One day I read a quote that said, "If you have the power to create situations you don't like you have the power to create situations that you like." So I quit my job, made an effort to exercise everyday, and made a vow to change my life and live the way that I was meant to.

By December, I was offered a job at my current company and I was out of my depression. That's why this Thanksgving is extra special and meaningful to me. I've learned to find the good in any situation and to keep pressing on. I am blessed with an amazing family, great friends, and most importantly peace and happiness.

My Thanksgiving wish is that you all find something to live for and hold onto that. Keep pressing on no matter what and follow your dreams! I thank each and everyone of you for reading everyday and helping me reach mine!

XOXO Happy Thanksgiving!

Product review: butter London Holiday 2012 Collection

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I was super excited when I checked my mail on Friday and found butter London's Holiday 2012 collection!
I am totally obsessed with each of these colors and can't wait to wear them in my upcoming fall and holiday outfit post (I will upload detail shots of each color as I wear them).
Here is a small break down of each color:

Fiddlesticks - Magenta glitter in a raspberry base. It's full coverage so it can be worn alone.
Scuppered -  Opaque, copper shimmer with pink, gold, and green glitter. I like to think of this one as "the party polish"
Jack the Lad - Green shimmer with gold and turquoise glitter.
Fairy Cake - Clear base with very fine light silver glitter.
Scallywag - bright turquoise glitter in a clear base. This polish is show stopping and the name takes the cake!

Thank You Siren PR and butter London!

Fabulous Girl's Guide to the: DIY Pearl Bib Necklace

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I’ve been dying over bib necklaces for a while but I wasn’t exactly sure how to wear them. After seeing them in tons of magazines I decided to take the plunge and make my own and I was extremely surprised. Remember the necklace from this post? Here is my tutorial on how to make a pearl bib necklace! Enjoy!

Supplies:
- 1 piece of 81/2 x 11 felt (color of your choice)
- At least 2 yards of strung pearls
- 1 sheet of blank paper
-Hole puncher
- 1 foot of ribbon
- Pen or pencil
-Scissors
-Heavy duty glue or craft glue
 
 
 
 1. Create a pattern for your necklace on a blank sheet of paper.  
 
 
 2. Cut out pattern and place on felt. Be sure to flip one of the pieces of the collar so they mirror each other.
 
 
 3. Trace pattern onto felt with a marker or chalk.
 
 
4. Cut out felt into the shape of the necklace.


 5. Use hold puncher to create two holes at the top of necklace. This is where the ribbon will be strung though!
 
 
 
 
 
 6. Use Craft glue or heavy duty glue to attach beads. (I accidentally cut my strand of pearls so I had to individually place each bead)
 
 
7. Let it dry and place ribbon through the top holes and prepare to enjoy all of your compliments! (The glue will be invisible once it dries!)

A few of my Favorite things: Bloggers

Thursday, November 8, 2012


On days where I actually have free time I love cuddling up with my laptop and reading other blogs to see what my fellow bloggers are up to. Here are a few of my favorites and why I read!

 Queen Shmink – She’s obsessed with her nails and nail polish as much as I am.  And I’m slightly jealous that she lives in a place where it gets cold enough to wear fur!

 
Sincerely Jules – My friend and I check her blog everyday to see what she is wearing next. I love her "California cool" style and how she can pair sneakers with everything.

 
SwellMayde - Aimee is my "go-to" DIY blogger. She makes very simple things I would actually wear in public!

 
GabiFresh – A friend of mine told me about a blogger that wore lucite heels during the day and sent me the link to Gabifresh and I instantly became a fan. Not to mention she because an office favorite with her Fresh Prince Halloween costume.


All photographs were taken from each bloggers’ website.

Big Hair don't care.

 
 
 


Sean + Seng for Interview Germany; styling: Maryam Malakpour
This article for Germany's Interview magazine is amazing! You just can't go wrong with an afro and overstated earrings! For more pictures and the full article please read Interview Magazine here.

Hope and Change

Wednesday, November 7, 2012




I can't express how happy I am that President Obama was re-elected last night! I saw many of my friends posting their "I voted" stickers and taking a stance in what they believed in. Regardless of who you voted for, I'm very happy that as young people we made our voice heard and turned out in record numbers. Let's stay this amped up about all things that we do and see how much of a difference we can make in the world :-)

And lets face it...I now have four more years of wanting to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up (love her)!

Monday Inspiration

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Monday and sometimes I need a little inspiration...thought I'd share what helps me through the day!
 
 
 
 

 
 
"Expensive Mascara" claudiasrambles.tumblr.com
 
 

Mystyle: Gypsy Halloween

Friday, November 2, 2012


 
 
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I can dress up, be silly, and eat candy until I’m sick. I’m not sure what inspired my costume but I am very happy with the outcome!

 
What was your Halloween costume and what inspired it?

Halloween Costume Inspiration Nation

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

 
I have two halloween costumes today (one for work, one for tonight)...these are my inspirations...pictures tomorrow! Happy Halloween!
 
 
 
 

My style: Prim and Proper

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

A great skirt can change your life.
 
I mentioned this faux leather skirt last week and I immediately went on the search to find it and I’m so happy that I did. It can be dressed up or down and is the appropriate length for any occasion.
 
My favorite part of my look is my beaded collar necklace that I made on Saturday (tutorial on Thursday). I kind of want to wear it with everything!
 
 
Pink top. Top Shop. Faux leather skirt. Forever 21. Beaded collar. DIY (similar ones can be found here and here). Shoes. Dolce Vita.
 
::Nail Polish: Butter London's: Tea With the Queen (nails) &; Essie's Aruba Blue (toes)::