Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trend: Tough Pearls

I'm not one to be overly prim or proper, but lately I've been attracted to pearls especially when they have something edgy to balance out the classic look. Here are my current favorites.

Fallon long pearl necklace, Saskia Diez pearl ringJoomi Lim spike choker, Nektar De Stangi necklace

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Polished Nail Art Episode 2: Prabal Gurung, DVF and Jason Wu

Check out episode 2 of my show Polished! This one takes on my favorite looks NYFW including Prabal Gurung's crazy blood nails, DVF and Jason Wu.

Let me know your thoughts!

Everlane Fall Preview

A few weeks ago I got to take a look at Everlane's upcoming offerings for fall. I had heard amazing things about their simplified basics, but never seen or felt them in person. It didn't take long to convince me that the Everlane team knows what they're doing, though. Their upcoming collection of silk button-downs could rival Equipment's and the cashmere sweaters feel very luxe for landing at about $100. I've been wearing my new Ryan Tank like crazy and can't wait to get my hands on the new offerings starting next month.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Party Hair Made Easy: Top Knots and Pony Tails

I firmly believe that the best way to enjoy a party is to be comfortable--less time for fussing, means more time to have fun. For me, that starts with my hair and it means pulling my hair up rather than letting it down.

Here’s how I get the look:

I wash my hair pretty much every day with a low sulfate product like TRESemmé Naturals Moisture Shampoo. If I don’t shampoo, I use a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo because my hair does get oily. This formula is great even though it is designed for fine hair because it builds texture. I tend to go to a lot of events after work, so I often need to freshen up my look and that’s where Fresh Start Refreshing Mist has become my best friend. The spray is weightless while providing that extra oomph of shine, smoothness and citrus scent that I need at the end of the day.

For my ponytail I like to brush my hair smooth on the sides and leave the top with a little volume. For my topknot, I am a little more free form. I aim to have it land somewhere between tippy top and basic bun. Both are comfortable and easy when there are more important fun matters at hand.

Head to tresstylestudio.com to get more inspiration on how to style your hair 24/7 and be on the lookout for Lucky’s Ultimate Style Guide sponsored by TRESemmé, on-sale 9/25!

Photos by Mark Iantosca

Wearing a Denim & Supply dress and Moveslightly bracelet

Post Sponsored by TRESemmé

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Into Now: 9.11.12

When it comes to fall or pre-fall shopping I'm focusing on using basics that I already have (the denim jacket), injecting a bit of structure (the Wang skirt that I'm pretending is Alaia-esque), investing in pieces I will actually wear (fun flats) and not taking it too seriously (hot dog bracelet).

Proenza Schouler denim jacket, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Opening Ceremony Tango Flats, Vanessa Arizaga bracelet

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beauty to Try: Love Hate Relationships

As part of the research behind Paul Mitchell's new line Curls the discovered one common thread; that people with curls often have a love/hate relationship with their hair. For me, that feeling happens when I want more curls. Until college I had the most stick-straight hair you could imagine, then all of a sudden I had a healthy wave. Now I want as much curl as I can get out of my hair and on a straight day (what most girls crave) I get a little anxious that I've lost my curl.

In the spirit of embracing features that cause the same love/hate reaction I've included a few other products in that same vein. The latest shade of OCC's Lip Tar is a collaboration with Nylon Magazine and perfect for highlighting for my small-ish mouth. My fair skin requires that I be a slave to SPF, but Kiehl's new sunscreen formula is perfect for preserving my freckles. Make Up For Ever's eyebrow pencil is perfect for adding definition to my bold, but unruly brows.

Paul Mitchell Curls (coming in October, to be reviewed soon courtesy of Paul Mitchell), Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector, Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil