Trendspotting: Neon Lipstick + A Little Insight

Hello beautiful, Spiiirits.

How are you guys doing today??

I’ve seen better ones myself. It’s a lot of fake people that I’m finding myself having to exterminate out of my life. Its an exhausting process and quite unnerving (especially when “friends” turn to enemies after you put your foot down and demand they stop incessantly using you). Seems leeches and life-force suckers get quite angry when you try to hold them accountable. There’s a good couple of people I can apply that too, right now, sadly. But in such testing times, those who truly care become apparent as well, and I am thankful for those lights in the darkness. This process is all for the growth and betterment of myself and those around me and I appreciate it for the blessing that it is.

Welp, that was just a little insight into my life at the moment. Moving on from that…

Spring is in FULLLLLL swing and with it’s presence has come a couple sassy trends for the fashion savvy.

One of those hot, hot, hot trends is NEON LIPSTICK!

…Pinks, Oranges, Greens, Yellow, Blues…

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Check out a couple of celebs rocking the trend.

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Triiinity & I gave it a go ourselves and we love it! We will def be rockin’ our neon colors this season.

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If you want a review on the colors we are wearing let me know in the comments below!

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How do you guys feel about neon lips?? How are you incorporating the trend this season?

I love to hear from you guys, let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

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Trendspotting Tuesday: Fab or Fail? Studded Hats for Men

Today I am doing a sort of hybrid of Menswear Monday & Trendspotting Tuesday by bringing a growingly male-centered trend to the spotlight.

It seems 2013 is the year of the bling for men. More and more, male bling and accessories are becoming more common place in the “swaggy” male’s wardrobe. In full embrace of this trend, the studded hat is starting to rear its head in men’s fashion. Justin Bieber was spotted rocking one the other day.

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The Biebs is not the only one. I have seen many men on my Instagram feed, rockin’ their studded hats, as well as a number of other male celebs. It seems as though this is the new way of jazzing up your snapback and taking urban style to another level.

I personally am not against the studded hat for men, though not particularly a fan. Some men are really able to pull them off nicely while others look a little loud and overzealous in their attempts at head-bling style. Again I don’t think they are the worst thing ever and some pull them off quite well, but I have seen some hat designs that take it too far and straight into the lane of gaudiness.

How do you guys feel about bling for men & the studded hat trend in particular? Is it totally FAB? Or a total FAIL?

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

 

Trendspotting Tuesdays: Orange Lipstick + Finding Your Shade

Orange lipstick is hot, Hot, HOT for the summer.

Check out a couple of celebs that have taken to rocking the trendy color…

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Now orange is a color that can easily look tacky and loud if done incorrectly. However, it can look great on any skin tone, if you pick the right shade for you.

A Couple Tips on Finding the Correct Shade

Light Skin: Choose a very true-to-orange shade, it’ll pop against your bright skin
Medium Skin: Choose an orange with golden undertones, it’ll accentuate your skin and give it warmth without bronzer
Dark Skin: Choose darker oranges with more brown to brick undertones, it will be less harsh on your tone while giving you the poppy look you desire

For all shades: Always opt for liner whenever possible, its the secret to long-lasting and defined lips in any lipshade. (You can buy a beauty supply lipstick and make it look like a million bucks with liner, Trust Me.) Also if you can’t find your exact shade in the stores, don’t be afraid to mix colors and liners until you do!

The right orange lip gives you a fun look and a warm summer glow. And with these tips & tricks in your arsenal there is no need to fear getting it wrong. Go forth & get funky in orange!

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

2012 Fashion Recap: My Top 5 Most Enjoyed 2012 Trends

Hello my dears, I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season…a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been, right? So it’s only right that we recap the best trends of 2012. 2012 was full of great fashion and well, I’m no authority, but these are my top 5 favorite trends of 2012!

AZTEC

Aztec was big during the spring and summer months of 2012, the print was funky, fresh, and inspiring!

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FLOWY SKIRTS

I very much enjoyed wearing flowy skirts all throughout the year of 2012. They are so relaxed and easily chic, can’t help but love ’em!

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BURGUNDY

So complementary to every skin tone. Its the perfect Fall/Winter color and it was all the rage in the Fall/Winter 2012 season. Between makeup and clothes, I know I wore this one OUT, y’all!

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STILETTO NAILS

Nail shape was big during 2012, specifically the stiletto nail. I didn’t really like the super exaggerated pointy ones, but the rounded slightly more natural looking stiletto nail was feminine perfection if you ask me.

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STATEMENT NECKLACES & COLLARS

Looking to add instant jazz to any outfit? A statement necklace or collar will easily do the trick. That was definitely a trick I used frequently in 2012.

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What were your favorite trends of 2012? What do you plan on trying out in 2013?

XOXO JAZ’

The Sneaker Wedge: Fab or Fail?

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Sooooo sneaker wedges….I’ve been seeing a good bit of these. Not enough to call it a trend just yet, but enough to take note. I’m not quite sure to feel about them just yet but they must be noted. I’ve seen a few cute pairs, usually they are the ones that come in a print or with spikes. Plus I’ve seen a couple of celebs (including Nicole Scherzinger) rockin’ em but I just haven’t quite latched on to the sneaker wedges movement yet. Something makes me think of a more burgoueis version of the “Jordan heel” posted on people’s walls by fake facebook pages. Maybe its because I’m not the biggest sneaker girl, idk, but like I said I can’t make heads or tails of this one yet.

What do you guys think? Fab or Fail?

Trendspotting: Burgundy

Burgundy, Wine, Blood Red, Oxblood, its all the same and its all trending right NOW.

Burgundy is a huge trend for fall and will continue to be a mainstay for fashionistas all throughout the winter. This is not really the newest of new developments, I’ve been meaning to blog about it for quite some time but I kept getting sidetracked from the topic for some reason (oopsie me!). However, it is still just as relevant. I don’t see burgundy leaving the fashion scene for quite some times, especially during these colder months.

Check out celebs like Kim Kardashian & Nicole Kidman sporting the trend!

Incorporate a little burgundy via lipstick or nail polish, or a lot of it with a cool top or dress. I usually like to wear burgundy lipstick to add a little punch to any outfit. However you choose to rock this rich color, it’ll be hot hot, hot!

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What do you guys think of the burgundy trend?

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XOXO JAZ’

Star Style Saturdays: Rihanna

There are few fashion mavens more style savvy than this badass girl. Rihanna style is eclectic, edgy, and exciting. She always keeps her look fresh and up to date and she is a definite trendsetter. She does and wears what she wants, when SHE wants. Her Unapologetic style is always sure to turn heads & with her 7th album, by the same name, coming out on Monday….it’s time we take notice.

I’ve have never seen somebody that looks so good in EVERYTHING! No matter what hair, or style of clothes she wears she just exudes badassery in a way thats alllllll girl power. Keep rockin’ it Rih Rih, can’t wait to hear your new album!

Do you guys just ADORE her style like I do?

Until Next Time…

XOXO JAZ’