Style & Fashion

Would You Rock a Fringed Purse?

Published in: Fashion, Just For Fun

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Urban Originals Project Crazyheart Fringe Purse ($88, available now at Nordstrom)

A fringed purse, as in a purse with fringe, as opposed to a purse living on the outskirts of society…

Get it? Fringe?

OK, that was pretty dumb, but you know you laughed! :)

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Urban Originals Project Fringe Purse ($88 at Nordstrom)

So, I’m totally down with bags that have a little extra something-something, like an embellishment here or an accoutrement there, especially if they’re a more-is-more type of bag.

What I like about these bags I saw at Nordstrom the other day is how they move…where the fringe sways like a pony’s mane when you strut down the street. I kinda love that.

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Sole Society Faux Leather Fringe Hobo ($64.95, also at Nordstrom)


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Would You Wear This Polka-Dot Jumpsuit?

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My eyes got all anime-sized huge when I saw this polka-dot jumpsuit from across the room…

Oh, Anthropologie, I’ll never understand your mysterious powers. How did you make me think I could actually wear polka dots from head to toe and have it look totally legit? I think it has something to do with your music or the store’s lighting… I dunno. Or it’s some kind of weird fashion voodoo.

In theory I like this outfit by Whit Two ($168) a lot. It comes in petite and regular sizes, for one thing, so I wouldn’t have to hem the pant legs. Then there’s the polka dots, which to me are timeless, like stripes and leopard print.

And then there’s also the black and white angle (again, never goes out of style), and how the whole thing is a complete one-piece outfit, so you just throw it on and you’re freakin’ done.

I also get a ’40s screen siren vibe from it, which is a style I LOVE, and I was already making a mental list of all the matte red lipsticks I was gonna wear with it.

Then I tried it on…

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When I zipped up the back in the dressing room and saw myself in the mirror, I actually said, “This is SO not happening,” before promptly cracking up, LOL!

You know how some outfits look totally fine from certain angles, but then when you face the mirror full on they just look wrong?

Yeah, instead of feeling like Bette Davis or Katherine Hepburn in it, I felt like I was about to emerge from a very small car with 12 very tiny clowns.

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Hey, at least I can say I tried, right? :) Because you never know when it comes to clothes. Sometimes the things you think you’ll never wear end up being super cute.

Aaand sometimes they don’t.

Would you wear this black and white polka-dot jumpsuit? Inquiring minds want to know…

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneakers: Would You Wear These Shoes?

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The Bernie Mev Cuddly Sneaker in Multi ($59.95)

The Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneaker in Multi ($59.95)

I’m conflicted…

I spotted these kaleidoscopic cuties at Nordies the other day. They’re the Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneakers ($59.95).

On the one hand, rainbows and comfort! On the other hand, I’m getting a distinct comfort shoes/lunch lady shoes vibe… Granted, if you wore these, you’d be an incredibly awesome lunch lady rocking the cafeteria in your awesomely colorful shoes.

My first reaction was “no,” but now I’m leaning toward “yes,” because if I’m going to wear “comfort shoes” (air quotes), they sure as heck have to be fun and interesting. And these are both.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. How are things going? What are you doing today?

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The White Tee Trick (Also Known as Two Pops of Color) Using MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace

Published in: Fashion, Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup

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Two pops o’ color!

One of the quickest, most colorful ways I know to dress up a standard-issue white tee ensemble is by incorporating twin pops o’ color like a bright lip and a colorful necklace.

When the two pops complement each other, like the hot pinks in the new MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace, this trick is both quick and easy.

But the complementary color thing isn’t an unbreakable rule, or any kind of rule for that matter. The thing is just to have two focal points. As long as you have that down, you should be good.

I call this “The White Tee Trick” because, apparently, everything in my life needs an ONICL (Official Name Involving Capital Letters). :)

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MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats


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Bootie, Bootie, Bootie, Bootie Rockin’ Everywhere! These Summery, Stylish TOMS Majorca Peep-Toe Booties Give Your Flip-Flops and Sandals a Break

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TOE LIBERATION, Y’ALL!

I pink-heart-love-24x20 summery sandals and flip-flops because they 1) give me an excuse to not wear socks and 2) free mah feet.

But ya know…shoe hoarders like moi also like to have many, many options, and that’s why these TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Booties ($97.95) have just entered my summer shoe rotation.

I got these for myself as a belated birthday present from Nordstrom, and I’m so glad I did. They’re made of super soft suede, so there’s no breaking-in period, and the 2-3/4″ heel adds some height without sabotaging my balance…so I don’t feel like I’m going to topple over every time I take a step.

I like ’em with jeans and tank tops, but I bet they’ll also be cute with a summer dress or denim shorts and a loose tee.

This nude shade here is called Stucco, but they also come in Black Suede (also very cute).

And did I mention that these are comfortable? — ’cause homegirl is all about comfort these days. :)

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