These pictures explain all of my current obsessions to a tee:
the unique angles of the human face
Those are the things that are currently my inspiration. Comment and share with me what your inspiration is.
This is the outfit I wore to church on Sunday. I am completely obsessed with this sweater!! It is the softest thing I've ever felt in my life! Every time I talked to someone they asked if they could feel it! They wanted to feel it almost as bad as I wanted to be in New York for fashion week last week. Oh well, maybe it will happen someday. For now I catch up on all the new trends by watching the shows online. I am able to see all of the new hair trends on the TRESsemme YouTube Channel. You can go watch the tutorial for this Side-Swept Bun that was shown at the Marissa Webb show here.
Earrings: Brianna Chamberlain Jewelry | Sweater: Cotton On (similar) | Dress: Cotton On (similar) | Shoes: H&M
Look, it's Prom round two. I got asked to another school's prom at 11:30 the night before. You would think that it would be impossible to pull together, but no. I did it and it was SO MUCH FUN. Seriously!! There are a few things that I did that night before and the morning of that helped pull this glamorous look together. Today I will be sharing those few tips with you to help you if you are ever needing to get ready for an event in less than 24 hours as well!!
1. The dress/Outfit
THE DRESS! This is the most important part of the look in my opinion. I found this dress ten minutes after I was asked to the dance, the night before prom. I borrowed it from my cousin's cute girlfriend. Previously I had talked to her about borrowing it sometime in the future so I already had the connection. It is good to know your options and either have a few inexpensive dresses in your closet that can aid you at a time of crisis or know what your friends have and what fits so that you can borrow their dresses without causing yourself unneeded stress.
2. Self Tan
Not only do I love to have a little golden glow, but having a little tan just makes everything look better. It makes your skin look more healthy but it also plays a little mind game on our eyes and makes us look more slender (like when you wear all black, yeah you know what I mean.) One thing that I hate about natural tanning by either laying out in the sun, going to a tanning salon, or even just the sun exposure that we get on a daily basis is that it is so harmful to our skin and will make our skin age faster, yikes. My solution to this problem is to constantly wear sunscreen when I'm out in the sun and then when I want a little extra glow I self tan with a product called "Fake Bake". I swear by this product, you don't turn orange anywhere or at anytime and it goes on SO even. I've never had a problem with streaking. You can get it at Ulta but it is so much less expensive if you buy it on Amazon. One day I bought the airbrush version at Ulta for $32 and I came home and used it and my mom wanted some so she went on Amazon and bought it online for $12. So yeah, Amazon is your best bet. Love love love this product, always have a bottle on hand ready to use!
3. Eye Catching Jewelry
Accessories are an important and easy way to make your event outfit flow. I found this necklace at Charming Charlie at 11:00 am, the morning of my event. I always love Charming Charlie when I need event jewelry. I always find exactly what I need. I buy all of my jewelry for my high school dances here!
4. Chic and Simple Hairstyle
Trying to figure out what you are doing with your hair is one of the hardest parts of putting together a stunning look. My advise is to have a chic but simple hairstyle on hand, one that you have found and practiced ahead of time so that if you have a last minute event come up, you don't have to worry about it. I find my inspiration for hair and makeup ideas on Pinterest and then try out the styles so that I know if they work on my hair or not. Go follow me on Pinterest to see what inspires me!
I hope these tips were useful to you. Have you ever had a big event but you didn't have time to get ready for it? Comment and tell me your story!
This post was originally just going to be sharing my look from one of my high school formals but as I started loading all of the pictures on I realized how ridiculously cheap this whole look was and so I wanted to share my strategy so that you could maintain a low budget for an event in 5 easy steps!
I know that a lot of people like to have their make-up match their dress when it comes to big events. I am one of those people. I went out and purchased a couple new products for this look. Mainly just a new eyeliner, gold shadow and a nude lip. Now I know that a lot of people like to go get their make-up done, but if your looking for an easy way to save money do it your self. "I can't do my make-up, I suck" is not an excuse. We have this awesome thing in 2015 called youtube. It's a powerful tool, go look up some make-up tutorials and you are all set!! Below are all of the products I used for my make-up look.
Again, do it yourself. Now granted, some people are just gifted with being able to do hair better than others. I always do my own hair because I don't like to give over the power to other people to have full control of how I'm going to look, especially for an important night. If you are going to be doing your hair yourself, my advice to you is practice before. If you need ideas, pintrest and youtube are always my first places to look for inspiration but for this look I was inspired my my "spirit animal" Serena Van Der Woodsen from the tv show Gossip Girl. It's going to sound silly but go google her. You will fall in love. Also don't be afraid to do something unique. Below are my favorite products to guarantee that your style lasts all night.
Some dresses need a ton of accessories and there are some that don't need very much at all. There are so many stores that you can get really cute jewelry for so inexpensive. Whenever I need jewelry for an event my first go to places are Charming Charlie, Forever 21, and H&M. There are tons of stores that have jewelry sections so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled.
I always try to reuse shoes for events. I am constantly buying shoes when I find ones that I like so if I have some that match my dress, I go ahead and use them. If you have cute shoes that match in your closet, there is no reason to go out and buy new ones.
5. The Dress
Your dress is always going to be the most expensive part of your look. One thing that you can always do to make your overall total a little cheaper is borrow your dress or rent it from a store. Another option for really unique dress is to look at local thrift stores. That is where I found mine. It was only $30. Get online and look up some thrift stores near you and check there before you go out and buy a new dress that would be way more expensive.
I hope that these tips can help you save a few bucks when you are getting ready for your next event. I'm all about saving money where you can. What are your favorite tips and tricks while you are preparing for an event? Leave a comment to let me know!
As much as I love fashion and putting together outfits, I think that beauty products give me the most confidence. They help me perfect physical flaws and enhance natural beauty. I am usually pretty good about picking out the perfect shades of foundation, concealer and eye shadow, but sometimes I'm a little unsure about how certain bronzers, blushes, and lipsticks will look on me. I have finally figured out a way to do this without spending the money on the products to try and figure out if I like it or not.
www.glamst.com has come up with a new community for beauty product lovers to test out products through a virtual makeover. You can either upload your own personal photo or use one of the models provided. Through this process I learned that no matter how hard I try, I will never look good in red lipstick. Not in the colors I own, or any of the other shades I tried on GlamST. I did however find tons of new nude lipsticks and glosses that I can't wait to get my hands on.
Collared Top: Forever 21 | Sweater: Say What | Skirt: H&M