Trendspotting Tuesdays: Mermaid Mane

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As the warmer seasons of the year kick into full swing, fashion begins to reflect the seasonal shift in the myriad of colors that make themselves visible in trends & style.

Now as we have already noticed, neon-pastels (seems like an oxymoron, but oddly enough it’s not..lol) have made a heavy appearance in the Spring/Summer 2014 trendscape. This color trend has permeated everything, from nail polish, to accessories, to lipstick you name it. Hair, is no exception. This new obsession with neon-pastels has brought on a the mass desire for mermaid hair!

No matter what race, color, or creed, hair texture, or style, many are dying their hair beautiful bright pastel colors like coral, seafoam green, teal, and lavender.

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Some opt for ombre, doing darkest shade to lightest shade (roots to end). Others distinctly highlight their strands a brilliant trifecta of neon-pastel shades. And some opt for all over, one color, neon-pastel strands. No matter the method, the result is quite vibrant & very reminiscent of the our images of sexy mer-people. And I love it!

I don’t have the balls to dye my entire head of hair (for the hair health issues color poses), but I do plan to dye Delilah (my loc) purple on the tip one of these days. Does that count…?? Haha.

What do you guys think of the trend? Would you die your hair in this mermaid fashion?

Let me know!

Until Next Time…

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

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FOTD: Grade A

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This….is the face of an A.

This is from Wednesday (I know, long layover time, but what can I say, I’ve been SO busy!). On Wednesday I had a presentation for my Media Criticism class and I chose to do it over an analysis of Mean Girls from the Visual Perspective. I was sooooo nervous about it,  you guys have no idea. Plus,to add more stress, I had just finished preparing my presentation that morning! But I confidently presented my work and, all glory to God, I got a 25/25! I was so happy. At any rate I wish I could show you guys my entire presentation look. I was quite cute if I do say so myself! But sadly I didn’t have time to get someone to take a full picture of me before I had to go off to work. I did get some makeup shots, though. Hope you guys like!

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Eyebrows: NYX eyebrow pencil in midnight brown

Lids: NYC concealer in Fair

Eyeshadow: Studio Secrets 336 Forest Smokes

Eyeliner: NYC  Liquid liner in Black

Mascara: NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lips: L’oreal 165 Tickled Pink

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What do you guys think of this makeup look?

XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays: Bowties

Hello All, It’s Menswear Monday!

Today I want to focus on a simple way for my men to polish their look.

BOW TIES

Can’t go wrong with a bowtie! Well, ya can, but lets not go there  today. Bow ties are an easy way for my men out there to add a bit of polished flair to any outfit. Whether a formal occasion, a date, or just a day out and about, a bowtie done correctly is a great way to pull your look together in a way that’s sure to get you noticed. Take note from a few stylish men below and the way they rock their bowties…

These men almost always look phenomenal in their head turning styles. I won’t go as far as to attribute all their success to bowties, but I will say it seems they aren’t foolish enough to leave this tool out of their fashion arsenals. Be inspired by how these stylish celebs style their bowties and tweak it for a bowtie swag thats all your own. There are many styles and shapes of bowties, just shop around and let the bowtie itself inspire you. Get creative, have fun, and look sharp!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Birthday Nails !

Hello my lovelies, I know it’s been a minute since the last time I blogged, but I’ve been uber busy (so bear with me). But guess what today is guys???? My birthday!!!! I am making 21 today and I am excited about it!!! I got my nails done and I wanted to share them with you all. I bought the pink color in a hair store for $1.18 and its called Pastel Pink. It looks like more of a “barbie pink” in my opinion, though. The ring finger color is Champagne (fitting for 21, ehh?) and I have a gold glitter with light pink hearts coating the Champagne nail. I chose a mix between a natural and stiletto shape, because I didn’t want my nails too pointy (no witch nails here!). The same pink color is on my toes. I thourougly enjoyed my super deluxe mani/pedi and I personally lovveee how my nails and toes turned out. Pictures are below, tell me what you guys think! 🙂

P.S. : There will be other birthday related post to show you guys my hair and my various birthday looks (there will be a few, SO STAY TUNED!!)

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTD: Summer Stripes

Hola! Im back with an Outfit of the Day for you guys! Today is Friday 6/8/2012 and it was a pretty hot day, but a little bit breezy at the same time…if that make any sense…weather in the Southern US, boyyy i tell ya. But it was just a typical day of work and summer school for me so I went for a very simple, relaxed look. Hope you guys like !

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Earrings: Shasa – $4.99

Ring: Forever 21 – $6.80

Purse: Thrifted – $1.25

Shirt: Papaya – A gift 🙂

Jeans: Forever21 – $10.80

Sandals : American Eagle – $11.99

 Like I said, just a chill outfit for a chill day. Nothing too special. My fave part about this outfit is the shirt. I love the nautical vibe of the stripes and the split up the back of the shirt.

What do you guys think of my outfit combo? Like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!!

Trendspotting : Neon

Color will always be a big trend for the Spring and Summer months. Its only right, as the weather brightens up, so does our wardrobe ! As we segue from Spring to Summer one big color trend that’s emerging is Neon. Whether its on a bag or boldly slathered on our nails, Neon is a must-have in our fashion arsenal. Here are a few items on my neon-wishlist for the season :

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These bold pink “South of 5th” sunnies from Urban Outfitters are perfect for the season! Wear them with any outfit for a bit of neon flare. They run about $16 and they are cat-eye glasses, a trend bonus!

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Taking summer school maybe? I am, and Lord knows I will need a way to carry around my books. I could just use one of the handy shoulder bags I already own (that’s probably what i’ll actually do), but in my fashion fantasy land I’m walking around the campus with this baby on my back. I’m not too often a fan of backpacks, but this one screams chic.On sale for $29.99, this Baggu Neon Backpack can be purchased on fredflare.com. Lastly this bag was made from 100% recycled cotton canvas, an environmental plus!

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With its sassy cut and neon accents, this dress has just the right amount of spice. Perfect for a night out, it’s $29.90 and can be found on windsorstore.com

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Neon polish, oh yeahh! Probably the cheapest way to sport the neon trend, this nail polish and others like it only run about $4 and can be found in drugstores and your local Walmarts’ and Targets. I will definitely be getting some and putting it into effect ASAP!

Have a little fun with neon yourselves!

XOXO Jaz’