Monthly Archives: July 2013

Gloss Boss

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This makeup and accessories look is the latest result of the purple kick I’ve been on lately. I wanted this super opaque Lime Crime lilac lipstick for months before I finally ordered it online last year. Seems like it could be perfect to spice up my warm weather repertoire but found that, when applied straight to lips, the result was quite shocking!  Recently, however, I had the idea of combining a different purple hue on the outer lip, then lightly blending it out. The finished effect is a cool ombre that I’m really diggin’ it this week. It’s still bright, but more wearable for those of us with less Lady Gaga-ish tendancies.

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Head to Heels

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Left: Jeffrey Campbell, Top: Zara, Right: Topshop, Bottom: Asos

I think I’m finally at a point in my life where I understand the healthy middle-ground in style. Much of my high school, and even college career has been made up of polar opposites. The difference between casual and dressy outfits meant wearing either yoga pants and T-shirts or sky-high going out heels and stuffy blazers. But working a full time job has helped me to truly understand the art of business casual done right. This summer, one of my favorite ways to add polish to a daytime look is with strappy heeled sandals. It seems that everyone I know is wearing this fun yet adaptable heel- and why not? They’re (relatively) comfy, and go with just about anything from summer shorts to sophisticated max dresses. The key is a classic shape, infused with trendy variations like lucite and bright colors. I’ve included here some of my favorite picks in stores now and was surprised by how reasonable it is to invest in the sandal craze. Which one would you wear?

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