NYFW Beauty Essentials

02 September 2014

Now that NYFW is just days away I figured it was about time to share some of my favorite essentials to help me prep and get ready for the week of Fashion and Beauty. Whether I'm in dire need of hydration or I'm resorting to my favorite mascara these finds will have you getting ready for your own big event (or your first time at Fashion Week), and on a budget. 

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What's Old is New

01 September 2014

 Personally, I'm all for re-wearing the same items over and over again until I see fit, regardless of the season. Now, when this red dress caught my eye while getting dressed the other day I knew I was in dire need off throwing it back on, with a spin. And this striped crop top was the perfect pairing for the job. 

Dress Marshalls, Top H&M, Shoes Debshops
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Summer Go-To

28 August 2014

Obviously, I've been wearing a couple of these items more than just a few times this Summer. There's just something about the cozy worn in fit of these shorts and the ease (and style) of the sandals that make lounging so appealing, which lead to the multiple wears this season. The whole relaxed (Summer) style has pretty much become my go to for the city, beach, and now, the mountains for our brief stint here this week. Also, It doesn't hurt that I snagged a few basic fundamentals (i.e bras) from Kohl's before we headed out of town last week. I mean, they were having a super sale and bra fittings were happening so I jumped on the opportunity and stocked up (you can check out and see when your local fittings are,  here.) like any normal person would, right? Sometimes all you need is the right bra, well, and pair of shoes to really make an outfit. Vacation or not.

Shirt Darling, Shorts Target, Bra Kohl's, Sandals & Bag Lulus.com
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Garnier Texture Tease: Two Ways

27 August 2014

Since I've been making some major changes with my hair recently I've been looking for new ways to play with my almost dirty hair (since my usual side braid isn't going to cut it anymore because of the lack of length). Let's be real, I'm never in a rush to wash my hair but having bangs makes it difficult to hold out for more than 3 days. We have a very love hate relationship my bangs and I.  Usually after the first day if they're looking heavy, off they go into a braid. But, it's starting to get a little dull just braiding the bangs off to the side. 

So, when I teamed up with Garnier to create a look, I immediately knew it was going to be targeted towards my two day old hair and my pesky bangs, with a good amount of texture. Which obviously meant reaching for Garnier's De-Constructed Line, most importantly De-Constructed Texture Tease (their new dry touch finishing spray. Guys, it's magic). So with that being said, I created two looks to double up on for those days that you're just not in the mood to wash & re-style. 
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First, off I started with day old waves (feel free to touch them up with your wand) and gave them a little tease. 

Next, came the braids and a spritz or two of Garnier De-Constructed Texture Tease to give a little holding and reworking power. 

Pull the two braids loosely to the back of your head and pin into place. Spritz a little more Texture Tease and Voila! 

A little Retro and a lot volume.

Now, sometimes half up just wont cut it. So, with a few alterations and additions we can throw it into a messy low bun to give it a whole new look. 

Pull the remaining hair into a low pony tail, twist and pin. Voila! Garnier De-Constructed Texture looks, times two. 
Pssst. Garnier is giving away a $500 Visa Gift card for their "Gotta Have That Hair" Sweepstakes. Just pin your hair-spiration and tag #garniersweeps to enter!

Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Garnier Fructis via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier Fructis.
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Sneakers + LBD

26 August 2014

Because sometimes your little black dress just needs a pair of sneakers to switch things up, right?

Dress Choies, Sneakers Debshops ($10!!!!), Bag French Connection
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Beauty Break: Sassoon Salon

25 August 2014

I’ve always felt like my hair was kind of my thing. The messy, almost unruly waves have always gone hand in hand with my eclectic stylings. But since moving back to New York I’ve definitely found myself playing with new styles and textures, to refine my style. So, when Sassoon invited me to the salon last week for a cut and blowout with one of their greats there was no way could I pass up the amazing opportunity. I almost couldn’t wait to sit in the chair and watch Martyn (a Senior Creative Director who has been with Sassoon for over 30 years!) work his magic, obviously I gave him free range to do whatever he wanted and knew it would be perfect.

After a good wash and treatment (and a quick sip of Prosecco, naturally), I sat down in the chair and we discussed length, I was pretty much ready to part with a good chunk, so off went 4’’.  After, he tailored each layer perfectly to my bone structure and a face shape, giving my haircut just the right amount of personalization. Finally, switching things up with a sleek and straight blow out to show off each layer. I obviously loved it, and it’s just as great when my waves are in full spring. It looks like I just found a new home at Sassoon. (psst. you wont believe how reasonable their prices are with cuts starting at $98, and color at $90 - which is pretty unbelievable for city prices.)
I also got a sneak peek at the Autumn Winter 2014 Optica collection that releases next month with a series of iconic looks that emulate Sassoon’s technique. The collection embraces elegant androgyny while incorporating dimensions through light, depth and shadow in the cuts, colors and styling. It’s stunning to say the least, and almost makes me want to go back and hack off another 6 inches of hair...

Check it out...
This post has been brought to you by Sassoon, as always all opinions are 100% my own.
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