Mixing Metals

A couple weeks ago, I did a post on Gold vs. Silver. However, you don’t have to choose! You can wear both at “the same d*mn time” *2chains voice*. Let me give you guys a couple of quick tips for how to do it, and pictures for inspiration….Leggoo!!

Tip #1

Buy pieces already mixed…

Why not let the designers do the work for you and buy pieces that already have gold, silver, copper, or whatever your metallic combo choice already pre-mixed?? It takes a lot of the thought process off your back, while ensuring your success as a metal mixing connoisseur!

Tip #2

Use rings to mix it up…

Rings are a simple, no fuss way to mix a variety of metals into one outfit with out looking forced or tacky. Put on three or four of ’em in a variety of metal shades for a look that adds a sprinkle of edge to any outfit.

Tip #3

Layer, layer, layer…

Bangles, necklaces, whatever, layer them up with varying metals! It can give the allusion of a cohesive mixed piece of jewelry and this method allows you to choose what metals you want to mix versus it being dictated for you by an already mixed piece.

Now be inspired by a couple of photographs…

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The tips I gave are just a few easy ways to incorporate a little edge in your outfit via metal mixing, however there are many other ways! Ultimately just do what looks and feels right. Trust your fashion instincts!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

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Hair of the Week

Hola guys I’m here with another post for all my hair lovers out there. So as I’ve said before, I’m natural and my hair is verrrryyyy thick. For this reason, and the fact that my schedule is way to busy to do anything otherwise, I don’t like to fuss with my hair everyday. I usually do one style for the week and my hair will stay that way (or some variation of it all week). This week it was a twist-out. I did my hair in about 16-20 twists, put them in a ponytail overnight and took them down in the morning. They were still a little damp which allowed for more shrinkage and less definition, but I still liked the results.

Here are a few pictures of how it looked when I first took down the twists (disclaimer: I would NEVER wear it like this, just wanted to show you all what it looked like before I manipulated it)

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Looks crazy right now right? I know, but here’s the finished product….

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Soooo thats it! My hair for the week. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

Head to Head: Gold vs. Silver

Hola fellow fashion lovers!

Now as we all know, whether you’re minimalistic or a curator of bling, accessories are a cardinal part to every look. Any fashion-wise girl would of course pick which ever accessories compliment her outfit best, however as humans we all have something we are more partial to.

When it comes to our metallic enhancers, gold and silver battle it out for the affection of fashion lovers everywhere! For me, it is no competition. I like silver, but I LOVE gold….like simply adore it. It, in my opinion, best compliments my skin tone and adds a sunny, almost regal flair to most any outfit.

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Which metal do you like best?

Trendspotting : Collars

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Whether it be a peter pan style (like the one above) for my girly-girls or a fierce, pointed style for my edgier ladies, the use of collars to emphasize the neckline have come back in a major way. The focus on collars has been seen on teen actress Hailee Steinfeld and various other fashionable celebs.

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(embellished collars like these are all the rage)

This trend doesn’t just stop at shirts. Many collar necklaces have also begun to pop up as a way of adding a fierce statement collar to any outfit.

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Lastly, the most creative and affordable way people are embracing this trend is through DIY. Many have opted to cut the collars off of old button downs and embellish them, using them as necklaces.

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The collar trend is one that can be embraced in almost any style, from classic to rocker chic. And with so many options, collar-style can be embraced on practically any budget! This is a trend-win in my book.

What do you guys think of the collar trend?

Hot Summer Outfits

So I was playing around on Polyvore today and I made a few summery outfits that I would love to share with you guys, along with a few reasons these combos are just right for the warmer weather. Hopefully these looks inspire you and give you some ideas that boost your personal 2012 summer style.

summer 1

Can’t go wrong with a maxi-dress, like ever! This green maxi paired with a statement necklace is an effortlessly cool combo, making you look stylish without trying to hard. Combined with the sun hat as a trendy way to protect from the sun’s rays, in this look, you are ready for a day of fun in the sun.

summer 2

This look is the perfect balance of grunge and girly, The distressed, studded jean shorts and the grunge-style rings, bring the edge to the outfit, while the cool blue color of the sheer top and the floral oxford shoes keeps the look feminine. Not to mention that sparkly collar, to die for!

summer 3

Colored jeans and aztec print, need I say more???? Both are really big this summer and they really compliment each other in this combo. The jeans provide just the right, bright pop of color and the aztec print makes the look funky and fun! Gold accessories accent the look.

summer 4

Effortless and boho-chic come to mind when I look at this outfit combo. The cut of the skirt and the slouchy white tank give a relaxed vibe. The denim vest and gold jewelry pull it all together by keeping it from giving and overly relaxed vibe but keeping it simple and laid back. The best part about this look in my opinion? The neon, waterfall skirt. Neon, IN. Waterfall cut, IN. and for good reason. Also, the turquoise pop of color in the cuff seemed very complimentary to the neon skirt in one of those ways you can’t explain. You just know its right.

I love everyone of these summer looks! Of course I may be slightly biased since I created them. However, I believe they capture the essence of this summer’s style. Which one was your favorite? Comment & let me know!

XOXO Jaz’