Fashion Inspirations for Fall

Hello and happy Saturday my dears. I got inspired by the season changes of the incoming fall and decided to translate that into fashion! I took to polyvore and made a few outfit combinations. I even submitted two of them to Polyvore’s Fall Wardrobe Contest, just for the heck of it. Here’s what I put together….

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fall inspired 2
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Fall Inspirations
 
Well there it is! Hopefully my look creations inspire you just as much as I was inspired to create them!
Let me know which is your favorite. What’d you’d wear or what you wouldn’t.
and until next time!
XOXO JAZ

Trendspotting: Forest Green

I can feel it guys. The big color for Fall 2012 is GREEN! Specifically a kind of forest and military green is coming in as a huge player in Fall makeup and wardrobe. This darker more muted green is perfect for Fall and when done right can look beautiful against any skin tone. It is in my opinion best complemented by browns and golds (great Fall staple colors as well). Take a look at some of the pictures I have compiled below, to inspire you to rock green right in the Fall season!

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Hope you guys are inspired to “Go Green” this Fall! Until Next Time…

XOXO Jaz’

Twenty One : The Birthday Post

As many of you may know, I just made 21 this past weekend. I am still reeling with excitement from all the festivities! ^_^ . On Friday I got my nails and toes done and went to dinner with my family. On Saturday (my actual b-day), I had an early dinner with my family and got to see a couple friends who came from out of town to visit me for the occasion. When I got home my lovely roommate had hung streamers from my door and had a bottle waiting for me. Later that night, my lovely and very awesome friends surprised me with a surprise party for my birthday!!! It was a glow-in-the-dark/blacklight party and it was sooooo much fun!! I also received many gifts with include but are not limited to, bottles of wine and liquor, the Hunger Games DVD, and my very own blacklight!!!!!! The next day my friends and I hung out and went on an excursion to a little place called Dago’s and shared quite the bonding experience. I just want to share my bday experience with you all as only photos can so….here goes!

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Outfit 1

Sheer Top: Marshalls – $14.99

Belt: (came with top)

Tights: Walmart – $9

Tan Fringe Sandals(not pictured): American Eagle – $11.99

Purse(not pictured): Thrifted $1.25

Bronze Earrings: Sasha – $4.99

Outfit 2

Dress: Forever 21 – $11.80

Levi Strauss Denim Vest: Don’t remember

Silver triangle studs: Forever 21 $3.80

Black Studded Flip Flops (not pictured): Dont remember – $9

Black Sunnies: Gift ^_^

Spike Ring: Zooshoo $9

Silver Ring: Forever 21 – $4.80

Purse: Charlotte Russe – $9

(at night I took off the denim vest and traded the flip flops for my camel suede bootie wedges)

Hair

Sew In

SOL hair 2 1/2 bags, 1b (with dyed highlights)

16in & 18in

I only left out a little hair on the top and flat-ironed it (since I am natural)

on my birthday night I pulled the top of it back while letting the rest hang.

&thats all folks!!!…..

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’

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’

Trendspotting : Retro Swimwear

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Doesn’t Marilyn look beautiful? Gotta Love Miss Monroe. And the style of swimsuits that were popular in her hay-day are making a major comeback in Summer 2012. Many designers are creating fashionable one pieces cut similar to the one she is wearing while others immolate the style in bikinis by using bandeau style halter bikini tops and high-waisted bottoms. The retro style is very complimentary to a curvy shape, accentuating curves without making them look bulbous or slutty and the extra fabric that comes in a swimsuit style like this does well to hide any major problem areas you might have. Retro style swimsuits are very chic and trendy right now and they are a great way to look fab while being comfortable in your own skin at the beach this season. Here are a couple of cute ones I’ve found.

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I’m thinking of trying a retro swimsuit this season, what about you? Do you like them or do you think they are more granny than chic? Share your opinions in the comments below !

Until Next Time !

XOXO Jaz’

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.

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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’

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’

3D Nails: Fab or Fail ?

Lately I have noticed a rise in 3D nail designs. Whether its studs, chains, bling, flowers, gems or pearls,more and more girls are opting to add dimensions to their nail styles. Celebs such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce have been spotted sporting this new nail trend as well.

I personally like the trend, but in my opinion it is one that can be easily overdone. As long as its kept in moderation, I am a fan.

What do you guys think of the trend? Is it Fashion Fab or a Fashion Fail? Would you ever try it?

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