Style File: Kate Beckinsale

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 
There are very few people that can pull off the "I didn't even try" look but Kate Beckinsale has perfected it. Here is a way to steal her look with this amazing Line and Dot top and easy going accessories!
1.Sheer Button Blouse, Line and Dot 2.The Low Down denim, Blank NYC 3.The Lovelock Mini Bag, Madewell 4.UO Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters. 5.Cork Wedge Sandal with Ankle Strap, Zara.

AlpineStars byDenise Focil and ASTARS Spring Trunk Show

Friday, April 26, 2013



Come celebrate the AlpineStars by Denise Focil Spring Trunk Show with Natalie Alcala from Racked LA!
Saturday, April 27th from 3-7pm

Come visit the NCLA nail wrap bar and receive a VIP gift bag with purchase.
You don't want to miss it!

See you there, can't wait to meet you!

420 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401

Style File: Solange Knowles

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Solange Knowles is known for her great fashion sense, mixing patterns, and huge natural hair. She is the master of wearing bold prints and colors and still looking appropriate for red carpet events or spending a day on the beach!

Here's are a few great items to help steal her look:

1. Lattice Back Dress, American Eagle. 2. Pink tribal print cut out tube dress, River Island. 3. Floral Pant suit, Costa Blanca. (Similar one here) 4. Electric Bloom Peplum Bustier, Nasty Gal. 5. Electric bloom peplum pant, Nasty Gal.
 
Tips on how to wear bold prints:
1. Pick the right print for your body size. If you are petite choose a smaller print so you don't overwhelm your frame. If you are a curvy girl, choose a larger print. It's all about proportion!
2. Find a solid. Keep the print as the focus and use solid color accessories. A bright colored bag or shoe is perfect to balance out your outfit.
3. Choose one or the other. If you aren't sure about wearing head to toe print it's always a good idea to pick one or the other. Choose a printed bottom and a solid top or a printed top and a solid bottom. It's all about what makes you comfortable!


Come celebrate the AlpineStars by Denise Focil Spring Trunk Show with Natalie Alcala from Racked LA!
Saturday, April 27th from 3-7pm

Come visit the NCLA nail wrap bar and receive a VIP gift bag with purchase.
You don't want to miss it!

See you there, can't wait to meet you!

420 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

Meanwhile on Instagram...

Sunday, April 21, 2013



Coachella 2013 Ferris Wheel
 
I've always used these as a marker that I am almost to Palm Springs.
 
My must have accessories at the DimePieceLA party
 
Popsugar lounge was a great way to beat the heat (It was almost 100 degrees)
 
Vegas...need I say more??
 
A few favorites from my Insta...(@LorettaArnnette)
 
What is your Instagram name?
 
 

Alpinestars by Denise Focil Spring 2013 Look Book Preview

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 It's always a nice surprise when cool brands are brought to my attention! AlpineStars by Denise Focil is Los Angeles brand that is versatile for people like us who work, party, and hang out with friends!
 
Take a sneak peek at the Spring 2013 look book and say hello to my new obsession (hello silk floral trousers!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Super cute, right?!
To view the full collection check out the website here!

Coachella 2013 Day One

Monday, April 15, 2013

 
In celebration for Coachella, I attended the Forever 21's Desert Disco pool party at The Saguaro in Palm Springs. I had so much fun hanging out by the pool, catching up with old friends, and listening to Sky Ferreira DJ.
 
 
 


The Forever 21 pop up shop selling their super cute Festival collection (I want every piece!)


 
Sky Ferreria playing music for the party she cohosted with Sophie Sumner.


 
My outfit! My top and shorts are from Forever 21. I braided my hair for a few weeks to give it a break from flat ironing it. What do you think?
 
 
Trendy Party goers!
 

Model Andrej Pejic catching sun rays with Prince and Jacob of GaloreMag.com
 
 The POPSUGAR relax and refresh lounge presented by Olay Fresh Effects was a nice break from the desert heat!


The Perfect Coachella Playlist

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm going to be 100% honest and say I'm not exactly excited about the Coachella line up this year but there are a lot of great acts to see. I've compiled my favorite songs from my favorite artist that will be playing this weekend.

This is perfect if you are taking a road trip to Indio (the middle of nowhere)!

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
All Your Light - Portugal. The Man
No Lie - 2 Chainz
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Don't Like - Pusha T
Alligator - Tegan and Sara
Girls and Boys - Blur
Tight Rope - Janelle Monae
Body Rock - Moby
Satisfaction - Benny Benassi
Protect Ya Neck - Wu Tang Clan
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Bullet Proof - La Roux
Float On - Modest Mouse
Work it Out - Jurassic 5

Comment below and share who you are most excited to see!

Fabulous Girl's Guide to: DIY Floral Crown

Inspiration
 

 
 
 
 
 

Materials:
- Faux Flowers
- Wire cutters
- Floral tape
-22 gauge wire

Steps:
1. Take 22 gauge wire and create a circle a little larger than your head and twist the ends together.
2.Using wire cutters, cut the stems of your flowers to be 1 to 2 inches. Arrange your flowers at the crown to your desire.
3. Once your flowers are arranged, start securely wrapping flowers onto the crown.
4. Wrap exposed stems with green floral tape.

Coachella Outfits for Every girl

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

With the first weekend of Coachella coming up in 4 days it's hard to pick out the best outfits to wear to rock out! Here are a few choices for every girl trying to decide what to wear to the biggest music festival of the year!
 
THE ELECTRO GIRL
Tie dye, metallic, bright and bold colors
1. [BLANKNYC] Solid Gold Assid Lime Shorts ($78), 2. Reef Tribal Wave Bandeau Bustier Top ($43) 3. Evil Twin Ungrateful Life Tank ($65) 4. Lolli Swim Tie Dye One Piece ($160) 5. MINKPINK Blades of Glory Shorts ($55) 6. John & Jenn Courtney Sweater ($99), 7. Vitamin A Tulum Top ($84) 8. Erica Ray Skulls Flowy Tank ($48), 9. Dr. Martens Castel 8-Eye Boot ($135) 10. Mara Hoffman Corded Bustier ($305) 11. Ariana Bohling Kat Sandal ($285)
 
THE BOHO GYPSY GIRL
Floral headbands, Lace, Maxi dresses, light colored denim, ditsy floral prints, and fringe.
1. One Teaspoon London Boys Call Playsuit ($158) 2. Freebird Low Dipped Phoenix ($302) 3. MIKOH SWIMWEAR Kandui Crochet Cover Up ($160) 4. Only Hearts Medallion Skirt ($141), 5. Gardenhead Small Rose Halo ($32) 6. ShopWasteland Hayley Bag ($35) 7. Mara Hoffman Shell Top ($198) 8. Vitamin A Dunes Romper ($159) 9. [BLANKNYC] Urban Cave Girl Short ($98), 10. Lolli Swim Mixed Floral Bikini ($130)
 
THE EDGY ROCKER GIRL
Leather, plaid, studs, and animal prints
1. Line Bahiti Sweater ($165), 2. [BLANKNYC] Cookie Cutter Faux Leather Jacket ($124), 3. ASTARS Make Music Tee ($68), 4. ShopWasteland Fade Away Overalls ($48) 5. UNIF Downer Jumper ($100) 6. MIKOH SWIMWEAR Xavier One Piece ($194) 7. Pamela Love Eagle Claw Earring ($250) 8. Jeffrey Campbell Lovich Boot ($315) 9. [BLANKNYC] Little Queenie Coachella Short ($88), 10. Lolli Swim Animal One Piece ($158) 11. Vitamin A Boardwalk Bustier ($100)

I would consider myself the boho gypsy girl. Which girl are you??

Mani Monday: Festival Feather Nails

Monday, April 8, 2013

 
 

Supplies
Tweezers
A pair of scissors
A feather
Nude nail polish





Instructions
1. Paint your nails with two coats of a nude nail polish (I used Yummy Mummy by butter London)
2. Paint your nails with one layer of base coat. (It's important to use a base coat to hold the feathers down)
3. Cut feathers to fit you nails and place them on wet paint. (It might be easier to use a pair of tweezers to lay the feathers on your nails.)
4. Use a top coat and enjoy the compliments!

All Eyes on Me

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I had so much fun at the Paid Dues Music Festival that I forgot to take a proper picture of my outfit! I decided to dress a little grungy since I knew I would be dancing in a field of dirt for countless hours!
 
What else would I wear other than a Tupac shirt to a hip hop concert?
 


Shirt: Tupac muscle tee |  Skirt: Guess (similar version here) |  Sneakers: Converse  |  Flannel shirt: similar version here and here.

Here are a few examples of trends that are huge this festival season!
 
 Candy Colored Hair
 
Crop tops
 
Bold Graphic Prints
 
Animal Prints
 
What is your favorite fashion trend for festival season??

It's Paid Dues!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On Saturday I went to the Paid Dues Music Festival which is an independent hip hop music festival thrown by Murs and Guerilla Nation. It's thrown in San Bernardino, CA and features a lot of upcoming rap artist and often has a huge headliner to close the show.

This years artist performed on 3 stages and included Mobb Deep, Trinidad James, Tech 9, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Mobb Deep, Scarface, Talib Kweli, Back Hippy and Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, and many more!

 
 
The festival was huge and went on for days!
 
 
My new friends who stopped me to have a debate on who is the better rapper: Tupac or Biggie Smalls.
 
My best friend Palisa who got the tickets for us! We are covered in dust at this point but we had a blast!
 

The schedule of performers! We managed to make it to see the last song of almost everyone! It was hard to keep track of everyone because we kept getting carried away dancing.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed on the main Paid Dues stage! I was surprised that he put on such a good show because the only song I knew was Thrift Shop!



Kendrick Lamar and his group Black Hippy closed down the festival!



Kendrick Lamar was the headliner and was amazing! He performed a few songs including Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice.
 
 
What are your favorite hip hop artist?
 
 For more information on Paid Dues click here.