Rainy Day

IMG 51341 Rainy DayTThe past few days have been so rainy and gloomy in NYC! Lucky for me, I bought these awesome, and super chic Loeffler Randall rain booties! They are so cute, as a matter of fact, that at least 5 people asked me where I got them yesterday, and that was before they even knew they were rain boots! I love that! They are short too, which is great for Spring and Summer because tall rain boots can just get so hot!  I decided to wear this awesome, sheer bright pink blouse with laser cut flowers from Forever 21. I love wearing bright colors on rainy days. My vintage Chanel maxi flap added just the right amount of “chic”. Oh, and I love how my CC Skye wrap bracelet matches the chain straps on my Chanel bag. 😉 How are you guys brightening up your wardrobe in this dark weather? Let me know! Tons more photos after the break! xoxo

Blouse: Forever 21, Skirt: Old Navy, Boots: Loeffler Randall rain booties, Bag: Vintage Chanel XL Jumbo,( Similar here, and you can get the same look cheaper here, here and here) Ring: YSL Arty ring, Bracelet: CC Skye wrap bracelet, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

 

IMG 5119 Rainy DayIMG 5122 1 Rainy DayIMG 5118 Rainy DayIMG 5132 1 Rainy DayIMG 5126 Rainy DayIMG 5132 Rainy DayBlouse: Forever 21, Skirt: Old Navy, Boots: Loeffler Randall rain booties, Bag: Vintage Chanel XL Jumbo,( Similar here, and you can get the same look cheaper here, here and here) Ring: YSL Arty ring, Bracelet: CC Skye wrap bracelet, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

The Fashion Minx’s beauty tips for looking more awake and rested

The Fashion Minxs tips to looking awake and rested The Fashion Minxs beauty tips for looking more awake and restedI don’t know about you, but lately, I am always feeling tired.   Work, stress and everyday responsibilities make it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep. In today’s hectic society, more and more people are getting less and less sleep. Today’s stressful society is taking a serious toll on not only our health, but overall appearance. I have some great tips on how to improve your sense of calm and well being, but since this is a fashion/beauty blog, I am going to list ways to “fake” that sense of calm as well. 😉  Everyone knows it’s important to get adequate rest every night, to eat healthy, and to practice methods of relaxation. But, that is certainly easier said then done! So, here are my tips and tricks to faking that “awake” look, and making yourself look like you have had 8 hours sleep, when you really have only had 3! Read on for details! xo

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Spring lace and brights

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I am loving this warmer weather in NYC.  Spring! My second favorite season after Fall. 😉

I am really into lace lately, but done in a new, exciting way. I am seeing tons of tops with lace inserts, jeans with lace detailing, and shirts with hints of lace.  With the neon trend so big right now, I have also seen neon lace everywhere.  You can really make that neon trend pop by wearing a bright see through neon lace top, with a neon bandeau or bralet under it in a different color.  Hmm, I may try that for my next post.

For today, I decided to wear this awesome short sleeved crochet lace top from Forever 21. It’s super lightweight, and I love the design.  This top would also be perfect to wear with just a bralet or bandeau underneath, as mentioned before, but it was a little chilly that day, so layered it with a lightweight tank top, also from Forever 21. My bright, chunky accessories offset the white lace. I like to sometimes wear an outfit in plain colors, and brighten it up with accessories. Of course, my Neon Cambridge Satchel is the ultimate showstopper.  It brightens any outfit, and I get stopped on the street constantly while wearing it! Such a great investment, and so affordable! Lastly, my super comfortable beige and orange Sam Edelman wedge sandals that I bought were the highlight of my week!  So chic and gorgeous! Purchase them here!

IMG 5043 1 Spring lace and brightsIMG 5045 1 Spring lace and brightsIMG 5047 1 Spring lace and brightsIMG 5051 2 Spring lace and brightsLace top: Forever 21, Jeans: BDG, Sandals: Sam Edelman, Bag: Cambridge Neon Satchel. Ring: YSL Arty ring,( Purchase here, or here) , Fish ring: Forever 21, Gold, Silver, and Neon bracelet: CC Skye.

Turquoise and Leather

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We are experiencing that “in between” weather…..you know….where you aren’t sure if it’s Winter or Spring?  I wore my leather jacket today because I am endlessly optimistic that the weather will be warm, and stay warm.  But, as you can probably tell, it got cold. 🙁 I always carry around a Love Quotes Scarf with me, just in case a situation like this arises. They are light weight enough to stuff in your purse, but keep you warm when you wrap them a couple of times around your neck. Great quality! Glad I had it to thrown on over my thin shirt and leather jacket.  As you can see, I am never without my Alexander Wang Rocco bag. It’s perfect for wearing cross body, and grabbing on the go. I am so glad I got the rose gold hardware. It literally goes with everything, and the color really pops. Shopbop still has the same one I have with the rose gold hardware! Grab it before it’s too late!




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Jacket: Balenciaga, Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: BDG, Boots: Sam Edelman Louie- (purchase here and here.)  Scarf: Love Quotes, Sunglasses: Purchased in Bloomingdales, (similar here), Bracelets: CC Skye- purchase here, similars here. and here. (much more affordable version here.) Ring: vintage from my grandmother 😉

Jewelry Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

566adc3c b010 4b00 bf21 7f88cb0ca024wallpaper Jewelry Trends for Spring/Summer 2012There is nothing that I love more then buying new jewelry for Spring and Summer. With the warmer weather, and lighter clothing we will be wearing, it’s the best opportunity to show off awesome new necklaces, chains, and rings!  Trending this season of course is neon, jewelry with spikes and studs, and organic styles like vine shaped earrings and geometric shaped rings.  I tired to include a bit of everything in this post, including some of my favorite neon pics.  How gorgeous is that neon blue necklace above??? (And it’s super affordable too!)  I love that gorgeous spike bracelet pictured above in the bottom row from Asos. It’s super affordable at under $15, but if you really want to invest in a gorgeous bracelet……..get this CC Skye bracelet. It’s gold plated, and will last you forever. Great investment piece! But again, if that price is too much for you right now, the Asos version is a great alternative.

Read below for info on all the products featured above. Which ones will you buy???

xoxo

Julie

Top row from left to right:

1) Asos Swallows Bangles, 2) Pom Pom Necklace, 3) Noir Neon Crystal Necklace

Second row:

1) Adia Kibur Neon Blue Necklace   2) Neon pink leather bracelet, 3) Gold Multi Circle Ring

Bottom row:

1) House of Harlow ring,  2) Asos Gold Spike Bracelet, 3) Low Luv Abstract Hoop Earrings

Please let me know in the comments if you have purchased anything from the list above, and how you like your jewelry!

xoxoxo