Menswear Corset Top $58
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Menswear Corset Top $58
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Oh Christ! Burning Man on the effing beach! First of all WHAT???!!! Second, imagine the tan lines, really! And then the fanny pack. Is she wearing heels? I can't even say anymore, all I have are questions! This had to have been taken on the East Coast, no one (I hope) would ever even think of doing this in California!
Dude, I hate this! This is NOT cute!!! Just because you saw one episode of Three's Company on TV Land and thought all that Venice in the 70's was cute...IT'S NOT! I could handle the shorts and top, but all this rainbow and roller skates is just ridiculous! Rainbow belts and socks belong in the clearance bin at Hot Topic.
Hard body and NOT a hard body, both are big NO'S! Yes you have great abs and huge fake ones, that doesn't mean that style has to go out the window. I see these swimsuits and wonder why designers never think (or care) about tan lines. Its so annoying to have to untie and tie back up. Lady on the right scares me because she looks like she could be young, but she has the body of a 60 year old, and again with the tan lines! Am I the only one that thinks when I buy a suit?
You have seen these women before. They used to be all over South Beach and now their tanned asses are making their way across and invading the West Coast. Let me tell you one thing...unless you are doing a Maxim photo shoot, you should NEVER wear heels with a swimsuit. And even then it looks tacky as shit! A trucker hat and Lucite stripper heels...some people have NO shame! NONE!
Now that I've given you the don'ts, go out and grab 20 suits and try them all on. Pick the best of the worst, go have a couple drinks and return the damned thing tomorrow. BYE!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
All that said...check out what I found!
True Religion Jeans Bandeau Top and Bikini Bottoms $88 & $100
Beach Blanket Bingo $89.99
Rainbow Graphs $89.99
Modern Haze Print $178
Good luck finding the perfect suit that fits well AND looks cute! Don't settle this year for the typical! Go online and search for something special! xoxo
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I personally wear a moisturizer and an SPF every single day under my makeup. If you do not, get into the habit. Remember that the lowest number you should wear (anyone) is 25. Nothing below that is really going to protect, that is why I don't buy the 2 in one, but individuals instead. There are so many makeup products out there that include an SPF 15 or something and its just not enough, but it does sound great to those who want to save time and money. Believe me, if you care about not looking like a wet rag when you are 40, spend the little extra and buy an individual SPF 25 for your face. Please remember, that if you have an SPF 15 and add a 25 on top it does not become an SPF 40, it takes on the higher number alone, which would be 25. If you need a 40, buy a 40.
With that said, you are moisturized and sun blocked, now what? This is when you can either opt for a sheer/light weight foundation or what I prefer, just use a tinted moisturizer. I really don't want anything heavy on my face when I'm at the beach or the pool. I'm a sweaty face and when I'm wearing a heavy foundation, its like pouring water on wax. Ick! So, tinted moisturizer and separate SPF! Now, I have horrid dark circles, so I always and will forever wear concealer around my eyes. From this point I will take a raspberry-ish blusher and swipe it along my cheek bones and in the crease of my eyes, then put a lip tint on and after it dries, a moisturizer you can take with you. Lastly a tiny bit of water proof mascara and you are off!
You can wear this same face at night to go out, just add more mascara and a cherry-ish lipstick and you are finished! Remember, if you are of the darker/olivey skin tone you can also try peachy/orangey shades as well. when I used to tan, I loved using those tones, but now that I'm paler, I use the reds/pinks.
Now, here are a some tutorials by our favorite gals of Pixiwoo. One video is on Summer makeup, one on Summer pastels , one that's more for glowy summer nights), and one on self tanners. Enjoy!
Friday, June 4, 2010
This one is easy! Take the flower out of your hair (the trend is over) and safety pin it to a summery dress (as you see above), or on a cardigan. A red rose with green leaves...not so much, but I have seen so many chiffon flowers out there, or anything soft and make sure the color works with the clothing. No leaves please!
This one is also an easy one. Take a collar-less button down shirt and wear it backwards! You can wear it with a belt, roll the sleeves or even cut them, tuck it in or leave it out. Just make sure you choose a top that doesn't LOOK like you're wearing it backwards. Meaning, try for a boat neck or something similar.
Take a top and cut out a shape, as you can see here in the black, lay down some lace and cut it to fit the missing piece. An easy way to do this is...turn the blouse inside out, get your lace and fold it in half (or at least so it covers the front and back cut out). Place one "half" of the lace over the back ( with the fold at the top)and cut out the shape, leaving about an 1" seam allowance all around the bottom. Do the same with the front. You can sew it on (or lazies can try fabric glue - got me through some last minute projects in fashion design school), then cut out the hole for your neck on the top. You can finish the neck my sewing (or gluing) some ribbon along the top, or you can leave the raw edge. You can even take a little strip of lace and sew it along the bottom or even ribbon if you wanna get fancy!
* Note...I want to say that I don't know how well hem tape or fabric glue holds up after washing in hot water or dryng repeatedly on high heat. Remember all of these are easily done by sewing them as well. That is up to you.
Good luck girls, I hope you try some of these!!! Let me know if you do and send photos!!!!