Friday, April 29, 2011

Rochia de mireasa a lui Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton a colaborat indeaproape cu Sarah Burton, designerul Alexander McQueen, la crearea rochiei pe care a purtat-o astazi la nunta cu Printul William.
Rochia, clasica si rafinata, inspirata de cea a lui Grace Kelly, a fost confectionata din satin alb si ivoar, dantela de Cluny si Chantilly.
Pe langa inelul de logodna cu safire Kate a accesorizat cu voal din tul de matase brodat manual cu flori, tiara Cartier din diamante imprumutata de Regina Elisabeta , realizata in 1936 si cercei Robinson Pelham daruiti de parintii ei.
Buchetul lui Kate a fost compus din mirt, zambile, lacramioare si garofite "sweet William".

Flashback Friday: Low on Time?

This is one of the easiest hairstyle you'll find on here - which is nice when you are low on time! 
Simply grab your favorite hair clip and comb one side of hair, just above the ear, up toward the center of the head.  Secure it in place with the hair clip and you're finished. 
 The rest of the hair can be straight or curly and it looks beautiful either way.

the "it" list... April 29, 2011!


Happy Friday!  I can't believe April is over... hopefully all this rain and storms are as well.
I am ready for some May flowers!
  • lady M is celebrating her birthday... stop by and wish her a happy day and also check out her fun wardrobe inspiration for the big day!
  • rose a la mode is sporting an adorable new floral dress... even on a chilly spring day she perfectly accessorizes it! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • mama loves papa hosts a simply adorable little blog party for your stylish little ones - stop by to play along or just 'oooh' and 'aaah.' (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • meet virginia design layers gorgeous neutral pieces for an ethereal feel to this casual outfit.  These colors are so on trend right now too! (find meet virginia design on twitter!)
  • a little dash of ash has a delicious looking smoothie recipe to share with us. I always love to see what others' smoothie concoctions are - this one looks yummy and healthy! (find a little dash of ash on twitter!)
  • rebecca with an R is definitely beach ready in this gorgeous maxi dress and oversized hat - I am seriously loving this outfit! (find rebecca with an R on twitter!)
  • sweetie pie style is looking gorgeous in this drapey feather printed dress - it's just her style! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)
  • baby shopaholic had this super sweet little doll custom made for her daughter for Easter.  What a fun keepsake and toy for a little one, my daughter would love this!
  • the capital barbie is giving away sassy shoe themed note cards on her blog this week - you must stop by and enter quickly! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • good tots features the artwork of modern pops - these bold graphic prints make for great nursery artwork!
  • the stylish housewife sports a floppy sun hat and a chevron dress, quite possibly the most perfect summer combo ever. I am in love with this look! (find the stylish housewife on twitter!)
  • good clean fun made these margarita flavored cupcakes for Easter - but I think they would be perfect for any summer day! Yum! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • a spot of whimsy is sick of the rain... and quite frankly, aren't we all!?!? But rain never looked this good before... I promise! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • good life for less has a casual but chic outfit for Easter.  Check it out! (find good life for less on twitter!)
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pulled Uneven 5-Strand

I do these Uneven 5-Strand Braids quite often because I really like the look of them.  Here are some of my original attempts at this braid.  
This one is just a bit different because I pulled at the large plates throughout the braid.This popped them out just a bit and gave the braid a swirled look.  I loved the outcome and thought you may like to try it as well!

Piesele cheie din garderoba lui Lauren Conrad

In cartea de stil - "Lauren Conrad style", lansata anul trecut si devenita best seller, Lauren Conrad dezvaluie piesele cheie din garderoba ei.
LC, admirata pentru stilul ei feminin, clasic si deloc pretentios de California girl, creaza linia de haine si accesorii LC Lauren Conrad pentru Kohl's, iar din toamna isi lanseaza colectia de haine high-end Paper Crown.
Pentru tutoriale de beauty, sfaturi si multe altele o gasiti pe Lauren pe The Beauty Department sau pe

Haina de iarna colorata sau cu diferite detalii, aplicatii

Fusta pentru ca este versatila, o poti purta ziua cu un tricou si balerini sau seara cu o bluza eleganta si tocuri

Blugii, preferatii ei sunt cei skinny

Blazerul peste un tricou alb si cu skinny jeans ziua, cu o rochie feminina seara

Rochia neagra, preferata ei cand vrea sa arate "extra-polished"

Pantofii negri

Camasa alba, clasica, care arata bine pe oricine


Topuri albe sau negre

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Reese Witherspoon look for less < $95

I'm fresh off of seeing Water for Elephants this week and I am pretty much obsessed with all things Reese. I love her casual real world style... here she is looking adorable with her new husband!

(photo via people)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Railroad Tracks

Begin by parting the hair in half from ear to ear.  Tie the bottom half into an elastic to get it out of the way.
 Now start over by the left ear and start forming a Dutch Braid.
 I have only added hair to the top/right side of my braid but you can do a regular Dutch Braid and add hair into both sides if you like. 
When you have gathered all of the hair from the top half of the head, finish braiding the hair next to the right ear.  Take the elastic out of the bottom section of hair and repeat the steps.
You should end up with to braids next to the right ear.  Go ahead and cross one braid over the other and then pull the bottoms of the braids back up to the head. 
 Bobby pin them into place and flip the ends of the hair out.  It helps to wet the ends and then curl them over your fingers.
  Now you have your railroad tracks!

Camilla Belle Look for Less <$100

I love this classic look from Camilla Belle. The mix of the coral tee and floral scarf is a perfect springtime combo then paired with the trendy flared jeans and cat-eye sunglasses, it's just a classic look.

photo via: The Vogue Diaries

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gwenyth Paltrow Look For Less < $130

Gwenyth lookes positively glowing in this outfit at a recent book signing for her new cookbook "My Father's Daughter".  I think beige is definitely her color (although what color doesn't look good on her?)

Image via who what wear

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flashback Friday: Barrell Roll Bun

Even at age 4 she was into looking "elegant".  This is a really simple bun that gives that "wow" effect. 
Start with wet hair and pull it all up into a high ponytail.  Now divide the ponytail into 6 even pieces.  Comb each piece straight up in the air and then roll it down - over itself - into the head.  Secure it into place with bobby pins. 
 Do that for ever piece and then you can place a ribbon around the bun or flowers in it like we've done here.  These are little spiral clips that we just twisted into the top of the bun.

the "it" list... April 22, 2011!


Happy Friday ladies... I hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend, whatever it brings to you.  
"Hop" on over to these fab blogs for plenty of spring inspiration!

  • strong sense of style gives color blocking a try... it's so fun and easy!  And really? What feels more properly spring than pink and green together?
  • a spot of whimsy has some fabulous eye-candy from the movie Water for Elephants.  Please tell me you have read this book... if not, do it stat, the movie opens this weekend and it looks to be amazing! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • thought and musing wears a simple and elegant maxi skirt for some wine tasting... a perfect outfit for what looked to be the perfect day!
  • good clean fun shares her favorite childhood cupcake recipe... angel food cake with strawberry frosting.  These look SO good and definitely what childhood memories are made of! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie finds some fun accessories with bold angles... this bracelet stood out as a favorite for me.  Pop on over and see her other finds! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • good tots rounds up maternity poolside looks for summer, including this adorable peach polka dotted maternity swimsuit!
  • rose a la mode sports this fun yellow and white striped dress and seriously has me craving more stripes. Is that possible? (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • a spoonful of dish reminds me that flowers never disappoint in the inspiration department. Just looking at them I can feel that summer is closer!
  • a little dash of ash will brighten your day with some good old fashion gorgeous guys.  Good looks never get old (sigh). (find a little dash of ash on twitter!)
  • lady m says what we are all thinking lately: we can't get enough of Zara.  Check out the inspiration and some of their (very interesting) backstory over at her blog!
  • meet virginia design is sure to put some spring pep in your step with this fun mix of bold colors and florals.  This outfit just screams sunshine! (find meet virginia design on twitter!)
  • mama loves papa's daughter is quite the fashion prodigy!  Just look at these adorable items she (or her mama, either/or) picked out for herself! (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • rebecca with an r proves that blazers never, ever get old... at least in my book!  I just love the simple sophistication of this look! (find rebecca with an r on twitter!)
  • good life for less is color crushing on purple + blue + white for spring. It's such a simple color combo - check out her looks! (find good life for less on twitter!)
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Little Something EGGstra

We first saw this hairstyle last year over at Cute Girl Hairstyles.  I've been dying to try it ever since but I had to wait for Easter to come back around.  :) 
Start off by parting the hair down the middle.  We've used a zig-zag part but any part will work.  Now secure each side with an elastic so that you now have two piggies. 
 Choose your colors of eggs that you will be using before hand and try to have the same colors of elastics.  If you don't have coordinating elastics you can use clear ones.  Also, my princess has pretty long hair so we were able to fit 3 eggs on each side but you can also use two or only one. 
Begin with one side and then just repeat the steps on the second side once the first is finished.  Separate the ponytail into 5 equal sections and tie an elastic around each section - about 1/2 inch below the original elastic. 
This is where I changed it up a bit and added a second layer of elastics for each egg.  Using the netting effect, add five more elastics another 1/2 inch down. 
 Once all 10 colored elastics are in, you can slide your egg into place.  Gather all the hair together under the egg and secure it in with another elastic.  Now you're ready to move onto the next color. 
Simply repeat the steps with the elastics, place your egg and secure it again by gathering all the hair under the egg and tying in an elastic.  Do the same for your third egg if you have one and you are all finished! 
This hairstyle was a real hit at school and she was even able to use it a second day.  We just removed the eggs and she had really cool netted ponytails.
  Also, here are some fun Easter clips that we made and you can use any ideas that you like!