Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Few Favorites: Week of February 14

Hello again!
I have gotten to that point in winter where I want it to feel like summer and this is not helped by the fact that there have been the occasional 59 degree day.  The rest of the time it's more like 15 degrees. Here are a few of my favorite things right now:

  • UGG Boots: I got my pair when I was in Turkey last November for around $20.00 (!). These are amazing for those frigid days. The bows add a cute touch to practical warmth.
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My UGGs right after I got them.
  • Pastel Nails: Pastel colored nails are great for when your in a bright and summery state of mind in the middle of a dreary winter.  Last week, I painted my nails turquoise (Turquoise Pop from Avon) and the week before a shimmery light bubblegum pink.
  • 24-Hour Moisturizing Lotion: This time of the year, I go through so much lotion! I've found that Bath and Body Works' Body Cream works well in addition to your usual skin care regimen.

  • Headbands:  Recently, I have really gotten into headbands. I've made a few myself and you can also buy them.  Forever 21 has a good selection of headbands that are under $5.00.
Comment below what some of your favorite things right now are!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Presidents' Day Weekend: Patriotic Style in the Winter

Happy Presidents' Day Weekend!
Here are some ideas on how to look just as patriotic in February as you do in July:

  • Layering: By layering your outfit, you can wear red, white and blue colored pieces while staying warm.
  • All about the accessories: Wear a regular winter outfit, but add a patriotic-colored scarf, wear Stars and Stripes inspired shoes, add a patriotic headband or hair ribbon, or wear patriotic jewelry.
  • Presidents' Day Nails: Wear red, white and blue nails.  Try just one color or try them all! How about little stars for an extra touch?
  • Makeup:
    • For an easy and classic look, try a blue eyeshadow with your usual mascara and, if you want, eyeliner.  You can use a white or silver eyeshadow as a base.  Next, add a red lip.  It can be any shade based on your personal preferences.
    • For a bolder look, use blue eyeliner and cherry-red lipstick.
    • For a dramatic look, wear eyeshadow in red, white and blue with eyeliner and mascara and red lip.
Outfit Inspiration:


216 by gmazhandu featuring chanel purses

This outfit uses the first tip by pairing a red dress with a white blazer and a blue and white scarf.

Red, White and Blue

This outfit shows the second tip of using accessories and also pairs separates.

How do you dress patriotically in the winter? Comment below.