Forever 21 shorts (similar, also LOVE these); Tinley Road blouse via Piperlime (similar); Sam Edelman boots; Rovi Moss bag - on sale! (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses; Samantha Wills ring
Switching gears fromyesterday's icy post, today's look is back in California and ready for spring. If there's one closet staple I can't get enough of, it's easy track shorts, and this faux leather version is definitely a new favorite. Whether worn alone with a printed blouse (like above) or layered over tights with a chunky sweater, they're just a fun alternative to jeans. Add a bold crossbody bag (loving this bright pink pop), fringe boots, and a hot pink lip to put a little spring in your step. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Shop It: Faux Leather Shorts
Photos thanks to Brighton Keller
Sanctuary leather-front dress (c/o); Zara coat; BCBGeneration heels (c/o) Fatal Obsessions; H&M bag; Samantha Wills and Nikia Jewelry rings via Big Drop NYC; Ray-Ban sunglasses (borrowed from Brighton)
Today I'm sharing my final look from New York Fashion Week, and this one was definitely one of my favorites. I loved how this icy blue coat stood out in a sea of black jackets, and paired with an ivory leather-front dress, it was the perfect snow-day color palette. I added a bit of shine with mirrored aviators and iridescent heels and finished off the look with a couple of statement rings. Looking back, NYFW was such a whirlwind, but I had a blast. I hope you've enjoyed following along!
Photos thanks to Brighton Keller
BCBG Max Azria sweater (old); Nordstrom skirt; Kelsi Dagger booties; The Limited cape; Henri Bendel wristlet; Ray-Ban aviators; Rings: Gorjana and Nikia
Today it's back to my New York Fashion Week recap, and I can't tell you how much fleece-lined tights saved me. Paired with the warmest sweater that I own (an old favorite from BCBG's Max Azria Collection) and a wool cape, I managed to stay pretty warm on the coldest day of the trip. This was my look on Tuesday for a couple of early meetings followed by the Pamella Roland show, which was one of my favorites of the week. (LOVE this ombre sequin look.) Stay tuned for one last NYFW look, coming up this week!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Valentine, whoever it may be. Whether you plan to spend your evening with your main squeeze, out with your best gals, or in with a movie marathon, I hope your day is filled with love. Have a great weekend!
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I've mentioned it a time or two, but I'll say it again: I love awards season. And while the dresses (and shoes and jewels) tend to be the main event, there's also a ton of inspiration to be drawn from the hair and makeup statements throughout the night. The fun part is taking a dramatic red carpet beauty look and incorporating it into your everyday routine, so I'm teaming up with CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene, and Secret to bring a little Hollywood glamour into your real life.
At this year's Golden Globes, Reese Witherspoon was doing her classic, girl-next-door thing that she does so well, and I thought her makeup was so understated and pretty. Her bronze-y, copper-ish liner seriously brought out her blue eyes, but the star of the show was definitely her flawless skin. As I get older, I'm paying much closer attention to my skin and the products that I use, and Olay products have become a true ally. Recently I've been religiously using Olay's Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, and I can already see a real difference in my skin. When you feel good about your skin, the rest of your makeup is a breeze. After a bit of blush, a pinkish-nude lipgloss, and a coppery shadow used with a heavy hand as liner, I finished off the look with CoverGirl's new Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara. It's a two-step mascara that can be layered and layered to add maximum drama.
In the hair department, well, I never met a heat styler I didn't like, and product overload doesn't scare me. Thanks to Pantene's new Damage Detox Deep Clean Purifying Shampoo, I'm getting the gunk out and working on taming my mane a la Reese. Final step before heading out? Secret's new Destinations Collection in Paris Romantic Rose - smells amazing and lasts forever. (48 hours is the promise, and I'm a believer.) To take this look out for dinner with the girls, leather skinnies, an easy tee, and a few gold accessories are all you need. Which red carpet beauty looks will you be recreating this season?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by P&G Beauty, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
Ripley Rader jumpsuit (c/o); H&M studded jacket; Forever 21 fur jacket; Julie Vos necklace (on sale!); Samantha Wills and Nikia rings via Big Drop NYC
Yesterday was another whirlwind here in New York, but once again, it was exciting and crazy fun. I started off my day with the Tommy Hilfiger show and actually got to go backstage and see how the models were being prepped with hair and makeup. The show itself did not disappoint, and I find myself suddenly drawn to plaid. Lots and lots of ski resort worthy plaid. I then had brunch and gab time with one of my best friends from high school before heading off to the Katya Leonovich show. Cold and pretty pooped, I called it an early night and headed back to my hotel for room service and TV in bed, something you can only do in a hotel room.
My look for the day consisted of a favorite Ripley Rader jumpsuit (made warmer with fleece-lined tights underneath) and a new studded jacket from H&M that I love. Gold jewelry (including two new rings from Big Drop NYC) and my go-to fur coat were the finishing touches. Feeling rested and ready for the day ahead, it's off to more Fashion Week craziness for me. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Dress via No Rest for Bridget (worn as skirt); H&M sweater; Forever 21 coat; Kelsi Dagger booties; Baublebar necklace; Ray-Ban sunglasses
Friday marked the second day of my first New York Fashion Week, and it was definitely a bit busier than the first. I started off my morning drooling over each and every piece at the Rebecca Vallance preview. I want to live in the entire collection, and the styling, music, and overall vibe in the room were perfect. I then headed off to brunch with my Fashion Week partner in crime Naty before stopping by a few showrooms. Along with a few favorite blogger buddies, we toasted a beyond beautiful spring collection at French Connection, had way too many laughs with the Now + Zen girls, and played a little dress-up over at Bollare. I then checked out the leather and prints that made up the Charlotte Ronson preview and ended the night with cupcakes and champagne at a P&G Olympic Viewing party.
I kept warm throughout the day in this favorite faux fur coat that just so happens to be one of the better bargains that I've found. Each time someone commented on my coat, they were pretty shocked to find out it's from Forever 21. At around $40, this coat has definitely been worth every penny. All in all it was such an amazing (and slightly exhausting) day, and I can't wait to do it all over again today.
Zara coat; Forever 21 sweater (similar), shorts (also love these!), sunglasses and necklace; Kelsi Dagger boots via Fatal Obsessions; H&M bag; vkoo gloves
Yesterday kicked off the start of New York Fashion Week, and I must say, my first day did not disappoint. After a couple of cancelled flights, I finally made it to New York on a red-eye and hit the ground running. I started off the afternoon with a Jay Godfrey presentation and have now decided that too much leather is never enough. And sequins. Gotta have more sequins. I then headed to Desigual to take in prints and more prints and also to check out Candice Swanepoel strutting. Pretty girl, that one. I ended the day with the adorable and hilarious Now + Zen girls and the Desigual after-party. Not to shabby for the very first day of my very first fashion week! Can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of my trip. Happy Friday, everyone!
Ahh, love is in the air! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and whether you're spending it with your main squeeze, your best gals, or yourself, couldn't we all use a little treat from me to me? Above are a few of my favorite pink and red and love-themed "little nothings", and from a fun new lipstick to a bold new bag for spring, what better time than Valentine's Day to treat yourself?
1. C.Wonder Infinity Double Knuckle Ring $48
2. CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss $7
3. Dents Classic Smooth Grain Gloves $82
4. Halogen Leta D'Orsay Flat $90
5. True & Company Amandine Bralet $36
6. Eberjey Millie Lace-Trimmed Jersey Robe $105
7. C.Wonder Script Love Cuff $48
8. Nordstrom Regal Cashmere and Silk Scarf $98
9. Juicy Couture Heart and Arrow Stud Earrings $38
10. Tory Burch Robinson Wallet on a Chain $295
Piper leather joggers (sold out, but love these); Collective Concepts blouse via Piperlime; BCBGeneration heels (c/o) Fatal Obsessions; Forever 21 bag; ASOS sunglasses; Jane Basch nameplate necklace; Vita Fede ring
Happy Fashion Week, lovelies! I'm headed back to New York tomorrow for Fashion Week, and the hefty packing has begun. While going through the mountain of clothes I've set aside, I came across this outfit that I wore in NY for last week's video with P&G and Lucky Magazine, and let me tell you, it's much more appropriate for the California climate. (So I figured I'd give it another whirl. This time, not freezing my buns off.) I scooped up this floral top at the Piperlime store in SOHO, and I can't wait to wear the crap out of it this spring. The leather joggers will definitely be making it back in my suitcase this time around for pairing with a chunky sweater. I'm so excited for the week ahead (my first NYFW!) and hope you'll follow along on Instagram and Twitter. Wishing everyone a great week!
Shop It: Leather Joggers