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Monday Memos: 2014 Winter Lookbook

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss our ‘2014 Winter Lookbook’. With Christmas and New Years Eve on the way, I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to start thinking about what cute outfit you want to wear in all of your holiday selfies. Usually in the lookbooks, we show casual, girly, and edgy looks, but this time I thought it would be fun to switch things up and style trendy, grungy, and preppy looks. Remember that you can mix and match the various looks, add accessories, or make various other changes depending on your personal style, and what the weather is like where you are. So let’s jump into it!

 

 

Trendy Look:

 

Trendy Look Faux Fur Jacket H&M

 

 

 

 

 

  • White faux fur jacket from H&M:

I love this jacket for a trendy look, because it’s warm, comfortable, and instantly adds a touch of class to every outfit. This jacket is perfect for any holiday party, and isn’t real fur, so it’s animal friendly.

 

Open Back Maxi Dress Pac Sun Kendall and Kylie Collection Trendy Look

 

  •  Black open back maxi dress from the Kendall and Kylie Collection at Pac Sun:

Crop tops were HUGE this year, so this dress is an easy way to take the trend and transition it into the winter season. The slit in the front adds a flirty touch to the dress (perfect to lure in a midnight kiss from that special someone on New Year’s Eve).

 

Black and White colored blocked ankle strap pumps from Forever 21

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black and White colored blocked ankle strap pumps from Forever 21:

Adding the color block trend always gives an extra touch of coolness to any outfit, so these shoes are the perfect thing to easily color-coordinate your outfit without simply adding a solid colored shoe.

 

Rhinestone Bib Necklace Forever 21 Trendy Look

 

  • Rhinestone Bib Necklace from Forever 21:

I love this chunky necklace because it’s an easy way to add a cute accessory to your outfit without having to try to hard (gotta love easy fashion!).

 

 

madison evening belles ambrose Trendy Look

 

 

 

 

 

  • Madison Evening Belles Ambrose clutch from Kate Spade:

No trendy look would be complete without a cute clutch, and with the cool jewels on this one, you will feel like you’re carrying stars with you wherever you go.

 

 

 

Grunge Look:

Grungy Look Fishnet-Paneled Textured Top

 

  • Fishnet-Paneled Textured Top from Forever 21:

This top is perfect if you want to try out the crop top trend that was really popular all year. The partially concealed cutout in the front of the top really gives it a touch of edge, which makes it perfect for any event you have scheduled this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Gypsy Warrior Super High Rise Lace Up Skinniest Jeans from Pac Sun:

I really liked these jeans because the lace up front is an interesting touch, and will definitely add a little more style to this or any other crop top you want to pair it with.

 

Grungy Look Vintage Wash Denim Jacket Wetseal

  • Vintage Wash Denim Jacket from Wet Seal:

Who doesn’t love a jean jacket right? This is the perfect piece to give the outfit a 90s grunge feel, and the best part is you can turn the jacket into a DIY project by drawing on it, adding cool embellishments, or ripping it.

 

Grungy Look STEVEMADDEN-BOOTIES_PAYYTON_BLACK-SUEDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Payyton black suede booties from Steve Madden:

This boot has a smallish heel which is perfect for anyone who is hated by all heels (like me), and the fringe adds a very 1970s vintage edge to the look. This boot is also versatile enough to pair with a lot of other outfits so it’s a good staple piece to have.

 

Ecote Embellished Small Shoulder Bag Grungy Look

  • Ecote Embellished Small Shoulder Bag from Urban Outfitters:

This cross-body bag has a lot of very cool golden colored jewels all around it, that go along perfectly with the vintage grunge vibe this outfit has. It’s also small enough to carry with you anywhere, but big enough to hold all your essentials (I mean how could we survive without Instagram and Twitter?).

 

Whatever Statement Beanie Wet Seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Statement beanie from Wet Seal:

This beanie adds a fun laid-back vibe to the outfit that is perfect if your hair isn’t cooperating.

 

 

Preppy Look:

Contrast Collar Plaid Shift Dress Forever 21 Preppy Look

  • Contrast Collar Plaid Shift Dress from Forever 21:

Flannels were really in during the fall, so this dress is an easy way to transition this style into the winter season.

 

Brocade Tights Aeropostale Bethany Mota Collection Preppy Look

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black Brocade Tights from the Bethany Mota Collection at Aéropostale:

These tights are the perfect way to keep you warm this winter season, and the light rose pattern they have on them add a really cute touch to the outfit.

 

Marled Tweed Bomber Jacket Forever 21 Preppy Look

 

  • White and Black Marled Tweed Bomber Jacket from Forever 21:

This jacket is the perfect way to warm up this look, and not compete with the pattern of the plaid. It’s another item that is versatile, so it can become a stale piece in your wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Slipified Flat from Kenneth Cole Reaction:

I love this flat because it has the color locking of an oxford shoe, but the versatility of a flat (you gotta love items that you can use in various style combinations).

 

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to H&M, Pac Sun, Forever 21, Kate Spade, Wet Seal, Steve Madden, Urban Outfitters, Bethany Mota, The Bethany Mota Collection, Aéropostale, Kenneth Cole Reaction, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

 

Monday Memos: 2014 fall fashion essentials…the pieces you just gotta have this fall season!!!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss fall fashion! About 3 weeks ago, I posted a fall look book full of fun outfits for the fall season (here’s a link to that post Monday Memos: 2014 Fall Lookbook | celindareyesblog). The look book was posted in celebration of the beginning of fall, so I thought to follow that up today with some fall essentials that EVERYBODY needs to have. I featured items in this post that I actually own or just really really love, so remember that you can substitute any items for something similar. Hope y’all enjoy the post!!!

 

Jeggings Destroyed Jeggings  Long from Wet Seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Leggings/Jeggings: Destroyed Jeggings – Long from Wet Seal

Personally I wish we could just wear sweatpants 24/7 but they say you’re not “suppose to”, so leggings and jeggings can often be a good alternative if you want to combine style and comfort. I really liked these jeggings form Wet Seal because they have the cool destroyed element that will instantly add an edge to any outfit. I think that the destroyed look on jeans/jeggings will always be cool, so you definitely won’t go wrong with adding these to your wardrobe.

 

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment from Sephora

 

4) Skincare: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment from Sephora

For a lot of people, the changing weather can mean changes in your skin, so I HIGHLY suggest this product from the AMAZING Kate Someville. I absolutely love this product because it makes your skin feel really clean, smooth, and just completely renewed and refreshed. It’s a little pricey but I definitely think it’s worth it.

 

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3) Bag: BLOTTIE fringe from Steve Madden (this is currently available for pre-order as of October 11, 2014)

It doesn’t matter what season it is, you always have to have 1 (or several fun bags to add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit). The added aspect of the fringe adds a boho vibe to the outfit that will definitely make you stand out this fall season. My absolute FAVORITE part of the bag is the inner lining (which you can’t see in this picture). Why is the inner lining my favorite part you may ask, well…the pattern of the inner lining is zebra!!! I am completely obsessed with zebra print because it’s fun, and this is an easy way to have that element without having to commit to a wild pattern.

 

 

2) Cardigans: Ribbed Knit Dolman Cardigan from Forever 21

I really love cardigans during the fall because it’s usually cool enough to throw on a cardigan in the evening or just for a fun touch to an outfit. I really love this cardigan because it’s gray (which is going to be HUGE this fall…but don’t worry it comes in more colors), and it has a cool lace like underlining that extends past the length of the cardigan. I think that the underlining gives the piece a very famine touch that will instantly dress up any outfit (perfect for those days when you just don’t feel like making an effort…yes we’re all familiar with those types of days).

 

Fold-Over Bootie from the Bethany Mota collection at Aéropostale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Shoes: Fold-Over Bootie from the Bethany Mota collection at Aéropostale

Finally we get to one of the most important items to have in your closet…a really cute boot! I love this boot because it’s cute, it has a fun high heel for all of you that don’t trip over your own feet (unfortunately I am not one of those people who always has the whole coordination thing figured out), and it has a fur lining on the inside (I’m pretty sure about this but I haven’t gotten a chance to look at the product in person). I love that this boot is just so incredibly cute, and the perfect girly touch to any outfit. This is also a boot that you could use for work (dependent of course on where you work) or school.

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to: Forever 21, Sephora, Kate Somerville, Wet Seal, Steve Madden, Bethany Mota, Aéropostale, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, businesses, corporations, agents, publicists, agents, managers, PR agents, investor, or any others that deserve credit were not previously mentioned, credit for their work is now given to them, and their previous absence was purely accidental. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

Monday Memos: 2014 Fall Lookbook

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’, we are going to discuss everyone’s FAVORITE part of coming into a new season…NEW FASHION!!! Since today is officially the first day of fall (aka when you can officially start binging on pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks), I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to do a ‘fall fashions’ blog post. Now I know that weather conditions vary depending on where you live, so I’m going to try to show y’all outfits that will keep you toasty, but aren’t boiling hot (you can alter it depending on what the weather is like in your neighborhood). I also tried to make these outfits school/parent approved. Hope y’all enjoy!

 

Dressy Look:

Lace-Trimmed Open-Knit SweaterMatelassé Skater Skirt Forever 21American eagle buckled riding boots brownMichael Kors Jet Set Logo ToteAeropostale Brown Knee High Socks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lace Trimmed Open Knit Sweater from Forever 21: I really loved this sweater because it’s lightweight, but still has a very “fall time” feel to it. The lace trim is also very cute, and something that keeps this sweater in style, so you can continue to wear it through the winter.

 

  • ‘Matelassé’ Skater Skirt from Forever 21: I really like this skirt because it’s flowy, comfortable, and a way to incorporate our summer wardrobe into the fall season.

 

  • Buckled Riding Boots from American Eagle: Ok, once fall hits, I become completely obsessed with boots. I really love these riding boots because they give the outfit a very polished look, and provide a nice balance to the skater skirt, which will keep you nice and toasty.

 

  • Jet Set Logo Tote by Michael Kors : I love that this bag has a very classic look, and really adds sophistication to any look. A good bag is one of the most important accessories you can have, and this one gives off an “adult” vibe that is perfect for class or work.

 

  • Knee High Socks from Aéropostale: I really loved these knee-high socks because they add warmth to the outfit, but also help the style stay cute and sophisticated.

 

Edgy Look:

Bart chalkboard tank from wetsealplaid and floral leggings from forever 21Steve Madden Troopa black bootsfancy footwork emanuelle by kate spadeStud Baseball Cap from claire's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Bart Simpson’ Chalkboard Tank from Wet Seal: Seriously who doesn’t love ‘The Simpson’?!? So why not be the coolest kid in school and show your that YOU are the biggest ‘Simpsons’ fangirl! If it’s too cold to wear a sleeveless shirt where you live, then you can add a simple black cardigan or jacket over the shirt so you don’t freeze.

 

  • Plaid and Floral Leggings from Forever 21: I like these leggings for the look because, they incorporate the plaid look that was popular this summer (and is going to continue in the fall). The leggings also have a light floral pattern on them, which adds an interesting flair to the outfit.

 

  • ‘Troopa’ Boots by Steve Madden: I like that these boots don’t have any embellishments, so they don’t clash with the leggings and tank. I definitely think that everyone should have a simple pair of boots like these, because you can pair them with a variety of outfits throughout the fall and winter seasons.

 

  • ‘Fancy Footwork Emanuelle’ Cross-Body Bag by Kate Spade: This bag is perfect for all of the music lovers out there! The keyboard design is very cool, and will definitely make your outfit stand out this year. I also like that the crossbody design makes this bag easy to wear during day to day activities, but will also give any outfit a stylish flair.

 

  • Stud Baseball Cap from Claire’s: I thought that this hat was the perfect finishing touch for this edgy look. The golden studs bring a nice complementary color to the leggings and tank, and add a cool edge to this outfit.

 

Casual Outfit:

forever 21 clothes before bros sweaterheart printed leggings from wet sealwhite converseDover Street Saffiano Leather Bucket Bag Kenneth ColeMini Lace Bow Hair Clip Blue from Claire's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Clothes Before Bros’ sweater from Forever 21: Ok, can we just take a moment to discuss how awesome the wording on this sweater is! Now if you’re a fangirl of ‘One Tree Hill’ (I know you all are), then you’ll remember that ‘Clothes Before Bros’ was the name of Brooke’s clothing line on the show. Now I’m not 100% sure that that’s what this sweater was inspired by, but it’s still really cool. The sweater is also comfortable, light-weight, and something you can throw on when you’re running late, or just don’t feel like dressing up, but still want to look cute.

 

  • Heart Printed Leggings from Wet Seal: I liked these leggings because they’re covered with white hearts that add a girly vibe to this casual outfit without any extra effort needed. The leggings are also comfortable, and perfect for school, hanging out with friends, or a date with a pizza and Netflix (just remember, pizza and Netflix is the solution to all life’s problems).

 

  • White Sneakers from Converse: Ok, I know that there’s that rule about not wearing white after Labor Day, but rules were made to be broken right?!? Right. Personally I love wearing converse sneakers because they’re cute and casual, which makes them the perfect shoe for anyone who doesn’t want sore feet.

 

  • ‘Dover Street Saffiano Leather Bucket Bag’ from Kenneth Cole: As soon as I saw this bag, I fell in love with it because it’s easy to carry on all of your daily tasks, and it has enough room for you to take your entire life (aka your phone) anywhere you go. What’s really great about this bag is that it’s casual enough for school/work, but functional and fashionable enough for meetings and after school/work activities.

 

  • Mini Lace Bow Hair Clip Blue from Claire’s: Lastly, we have the perfect finishing touch for any casual look. If you’re running late or just don’t feel like putting any effort into your look, then you can put your hair into a ponytail or half-up half down look, and add this power clip as the perfect finishing touch. Don’t you love it when fashion is practical and cute!

 

While I hope y’all enjoyed the looks! Remember that if it’s colder where you live then you can always add a cardigan or jacket, and if it’s hotter, you can substitute shorts or tank tops/short sleeved shirts. Have a fun fall people of the internet!!!

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to Forever 21, American Eagle, Michael Kors, Aéropostale, Wet Seal, Steve Madden, Kate Spade, Claire’s, Converse, Kenneth Cole, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, businesses, corporations, agents, publicists, agents, managers, PR agents, investor, or any others that deserve credit were not previously mentioned, credit for their work is now given to them, and their previous absence was purely accidental. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

YouTube Wednesday: Kenzie Elizabeth…the guru who will help you feel beautiful inside and out

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ blog, we are going to discuss an AMAZING beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru that you all need in your lives. Kenzie Elizabeth (aka PiperLanee, which is her YouTube channel’s name), is a 17 year old rising star who is quickly taking over YouTube. With a fun personality, interesting video, topics, a vast knowledge of a variety of subjects, and a loyal fan base (as of August 8th, 2014 she had 60,862 subscribers and 2,799,929 total channel views.  it is easy to predict that Kenzie is on her way to big things in the career of her choosing.

 

Kenzie uploaded her first YouTube video (a Fall Haul Fall Haul: Steve Madden, Cotton On, Forever 21 & American Eagle! – YouTube) on October 10th, 2012. I thought that the haul was a really cool first video, because it showed that Kenzie likes to explore various fashion styles, and is knowledgeable about fashion. I also liked that the haul included stores that most of her viewers would be able to shop at, which makes Kenzie much more relatable to her viewers. It was also really good that she was clear, and seemed relatively comfortable on screen, which definitely made me want to continue watching her videos. The next video that we are going to discuss, is Kenzie’s ‘First Day of School Hair, Makeup, and Outfit video’ (First Day of School: Hair, Makeup & Outfit | Collab with Beautybabe149 – YouTube), which was uploaded on August 12th, 2013. I chose this video because back to school season is upon us (sad face), so I thought that this video might help you choose your first day of school look. I thought that the makeup look was really cute for school, because it is simple to replicate, natural looking, but also makes you seem as if you put some effort into your appearance (which we all know can be hard to do on school days). I also really loved the hair look, because it was also simple (I like things to be as simple as possible in life), and you can wear this style in numerous ways depending on your outfit. Lastly, I liked the outfit Kenzie picked out because it was cute, trendy, and casual (so you will look like you didn’t try too hard, even though everyone does…oh you know you do!). This video was also a collaboration with Erica (Beautybabe149) who we talked about a few weeks ago (you can check out that blog post here YouTube Wednesday: Beautybabe149, the next YouTube beauty/fashion queen has arrived | celindareyesblog), and is the reason I found Kenzie’s channel, thanks Erica!

 

Next, we have Kenzie’s ‘Healthy Food’ video which was uploaded on May 1st, 2014 Healthy Food Unboxing + Feed the Hungry | LoveWithFood – YouTube. This video was interesting, because Kenzie discussed a food service that delivers a box of healthy food to your house for $10 a month, and the $10 goes towards giving 1 meal to a hungry child. I thought that it was very sweet that Kenzie promoted a service that allows her viewers to make a difference. The food that was featured in the box also looked really healthy and delicious, so I would suggest that everyone check out this service (link here: Love With Food). I really loved all of Kenzie’s videos, but the last video that we are going to discuss in this blog post is her ‘How To be Positive’ video which was uploaded on July 23rd, 2014 HOW TO BE POSITIVE FT. MOD SUN – YouTube. I thought that this video was really interesting, because positivity is a simple concept in theory, but it can be really difficult to actually do. Kenzie also spoke about a book by a musician named Mod Sun, which is an easy to read inspirational book, full of tips on how to live a life of positivity. Personally I love inspiration/self-help books, so I will definitely be checking this book out. I think that it’s really cool that Kenzie is able to use videos such as this one to show that she is a very knowledgeable, well rounded YouTuber, who has something on her channel for everyone.

 

Ok, I know what you’re thinking…and no I don’t know how you haven’t already stumbled upon this awesome channel (or if you have, how other people haven’t). But now that you have all seen Kenzie’s videos and think that we can all agree that there are big things on the horizon for her. It is really exciting when you become a fan of a YouTuber right when they are on the brink of greatness, and I definitely think that we are at this point. So please keep watching this video, because I have a feeling that she could definitely become a top YouTuber very soon!

 

Keep in touch with Kenzie Elizabeth:

YouTube: Kenzie Elizabeth – YouTube

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenzElizabethYT

Facebook: PiperLanee

Tumblr: kkenzieelizabeth

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to Kenzie Elizabeth, any and all people, companies, organizations, and/or businesses associated with the YouTube channels PiperLanee, Beautybabe149, and any and all other channel’s mentioned in this blog post, or any of the videos included in this blog post Steve Madden, Cotton On, Forever 21, American Eagle, Love With Food, Mod Sun, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Erica, article.wn.com, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

 

 

Monday Memos: Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas!!!!!!!!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we will be discussing possible Thanksgiving Day wardrobe options that will help you look fashionable but also be comfortable. Turkey day can often be a hard day to dress for because you need to be comfortable enough to eat the Turkey, various pies, stuffing (ok this is making me hungry), but you also have to look cute, in case any family members want to snap a photo when you’re not looking (this means if they catch you with your mouth full, at least people will be looking at your cool outfit). Now I know that not all of us have the same style, so I’ve come up with three outfit choices that might suit each of your particular tastes. Let’s go!!!!!

 

Dressy Look:

  • Pink sparkly dress from Forever 21: This is a good option because pink looks flattering on a variety of skin tones (however it may not necessarily look good on every hair color, so BEWARE).


pink forever 21 dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black & White Ombré cardigan from Forever 21: I really like this piece, because it includes the ombré trend that was hot this summer, and the cardigancan be used to add warmth if you get chilly, but is also removable if it becomes too hot. I also think that the color is a good change from the standard black or grey cardigan.

ombre black and white forever 21 cardigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Fergalicious’ heels from Famous Footwear: I really loved how these heels went so well with the top portion of the dress, and what dress is complete without heels right!?

pink famous footwear heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quilted Crossbody Bag from PacSun: This cute bag is the perfect finishing touch to your dressy outfit. It’s small so your outfit won’t look overwhelmed, but there is enough room for your phone, makeup, or any other necessary items.

pacsun black quilted crossbody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Look:

  • Blue leggings from Forever 21. I love these leggings because they’re bright so they stand out but they also give you the comfort of sweatpants.

forever 21 blue leggings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Oversized space sweatshirt from PacSun: This sweater looks so cute, yet it gives you the ability to eat as much as you want, and still keep you from feeling self conscious about it (Yay! More food!).

pacsun oversized space sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black and white Nike sneakers from Footlocker: These shoes give you the ability to relax or run around outside with family or friends so you can enjoy your day without foot pain (YES!!!!!).

black and white nike sneaker from footlocker

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • White Steve Madden bag (optional): This piece isn’t 100% necessary for this look, but if you need a place to keep your phone, makeup, etc. then this bag is perfect for you.

white steve madden bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgy Look

  • Zebra print skinny jeans from H&M: These jeans will definitely stand out, which is an easy way to add a cool vibe to an outfit.

H and m zebra skinny jeans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Sesame Street’ muscle shirt from Forever 21: I know it might be a little too cold for a sleeveless shirt but you can wear a black long sleeved shirt underneath it, or wear a cardigan or a biker jacket like the one mentioned a little later on. On a side note, how cute are the ‘Sesame Street’ puppets reenacting a famous ‘Beatles’ pose!

forever 21 seasme street top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Studded Ankle Boots from Forever 21: If you want to easily add edge to an outfit, studs are the way to go.

forever 21 studded boots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black oversized biker jacket from TopShop: This jacket can keep you toasty when you go outside, and if you get too wear, you can take it off and show everyone your awesome ‘Sesame Street’ shirt.

top shop black leather jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Black fringe Steve Madden tote bag from Dillard’s: This bag is just the perfect way to complete your look…and the pattern is so cool!

black fringe steve madden tote bag from dillards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to Nike, Forever 21, Famous Footwear, PacSun, Footlocker, Steve Madden, Sesame Street, TopShop, Dillard’s, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.