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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Crooklyn’s Finest ❤

This past weekend two wonderful gifts made their way into our home…

OUR CROOKLYN’S FINEST TEES!!!!

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Blessings from theOhiogirl, got me feelin’ major like Biggie. A crop tank & a tee. ^_^

These HalfBrooklyn tees are super dope and I love them already! They are good quality, efficiently priced shirts. I love the additional softness of the crop tank.

Free Spiiirit is gonna customize the t-shirt so be on the lookout for that! Oh, btw! Speaking of customization…do you guys have any ideas for how you want to see this shirt customized??? We’re thinking a little fringe & distress, hippie-grunge style, but we are open to suggestions! What do you guys think?

(If you’d like to purchase a “Crooklyn’s Finest” tee direct all inquiries to HalfBrooklyn@gmail.com)

☮ 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?

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’

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’