Blogger Fall Outfit Inspiration

September 30, 2014 | Heather

J Brand Skinny Stretch Jeans | J.Crew¬† Sweater on sale! | Renee’s Accessories Plaid Scarf | Old Navy Utility Jacket | Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch | Tory Burch Double Wrap Logo Bracelet | Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet | Karen Walker ‘Number One’ Sunglasses | Dolce Vita Celvin Bootie | Tory Burch Robinson Square Satchel

“This time of year, I start gravitating toward the darker end of my wardrobe, but I kind of like when I challenge myself to wear more color. I’ve been trying to infuse more of it into my colder weather wear. This sweater comes in a million colors, and I decided to go with the brightest. It’s on sale right now, so it’s definitely a fun score. I snagged the Old Navy utility jacket on sale, as well. The plaid scarf is a steal at only $38 and couldn’t match more perfectly!” ~Haley

Today’s Outfit Inspiration comes from Haley of the blog love & sequins.

 

Celebrity Style Beauty: Jillian Harris

September 29, 2014 | Heather

It‚Äôs no secret that I adore Jillian Harris and her incredible sense of style and her makeup is always FLAWLESS! She has such a keen eye for hot trends and beautiful things it‚Äôs no wonder¬† Jillian‚Äôs style and fashion blog is a must read for all Fashionistas! The petite Canadian host of Love It or List It Vancouver’s lovely makeup artist Kaitlin Hargreaves is sharing Jillian’s favorite makeup products and every day routine with all of you!!!

Here’s the Scoop On Jillian’s Flawless Makeup Routine:

I know you’ve all been requesting a post on my beauty routine, so TODAY’S the day!!!!! My lovely makeup artist Kaitlin Hargreaves is sharing my favorite makeup products and every day routine with all of you!!!

First I PREP the skin with MAC fast response eye cream, gently massaging under and around the eye. Next, I use Eminence coconut moisturizer. Be sure to use Embryolisse moisturizer for very dry skin.

Moving onto the face, I gently buff MAC Face and Body foundation in C4 all over the face and blend down onto the neck. For under eyes, I use either MAC studio finish concealer in nw20, or MAC prolong concealer in nw20, blend it in in a v shape and all the way up and around the eye to the brow. For any blemishes or discolouration on the face, I use studio finish concealer in nc30. Blend it all in until it’s seamless. I finish the skin with Christian Dior nude powder foundation on top in 030 to give a bit of extra coverage and to mattify the skin.

For the brows, I use a small dab of Makeup Forever Aqua Brow in “ash“. Dip a coarse brow brush in and apply using small hair strokes, elongating the tail and squaring off the centre.

Fo the eyes, I apply MAC Paint in “tan ray” all over the lid and slightly up into the crease – this is a base for the eyeshadow as this prevents any creasing and helps the shadow stay put all day. With a duo fibre eyeshadow brush, I buff MAC’s “cork” and “satin taupe” all over the lid, blending it nicely into the crease. Next, apply “Kat Von D” inked liquid eyeliner on the top lid, winging it out slightly. Tightline the inner waterline with Christian Dior “carbon” black waterproof eyeliner, and make sure to apply to both the upper and lower waterline. Next, apply a coat of Christian Dior “maximizer mascara base” and then 2 coats of Christian dior “extase” mascara in black.

For the cheeks, I contour with a Ben Nye medium brown powder color from the top of the ear towards the mouth, ending two finger widths from the mouth. Apply Christian Dior blush in “lucky pink” on apples and bring upwards onto cheek bones and temples. Lightly dust Christian Dior nude bronzer in “Cinnamon” on high points (forehead, temples, cheeks, nose, chin.)

Lastly, line the lips with choice of color – I like MAC’s “what a blast” (orange red) and “kiss me quick” (cool red). Top the liner with your choice of lipstick. I like MAC’s “you say tomato” (orange red) and Christian Dior’s “999″ (cool red).

Finish off with Merle Norman’s “expert touch finish spray“.

And VOILA, you’re done!

Makeup Forever Aqua Brow | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | Christian Dior Powder Blush | Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick | Christian Dior Nude Compact | Diorshow Extase Mascara | MAC Fast Response Eye Cream | MAC Face and Body Foundation

Saturday Shopping and Steals & Deals

September 27, 2014 | Heather

Happy weekend everyone! Today I’m doing a Fall decorating, a little work and of course Saturday shopping! I also wanted to share some Fall Fashion Inspiration and a few Saturday steals & deals that you can find at your favorite stores today! ENJOY!

(Photo: JustJem)

denim: maurices | sweatshirt: wildfox | blouse: j.crew | satchel: cambridge | booties: steve madden

Vest: J. Crew ** 25% off full-price styles & extra 30% off final sale styles. Use code SHOPFORFALL

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Boots: Free People

Scarf: Nordstrom

Check Out These steals & deals:

ANN TAYLOR: 50% off select Full-Price and Sale styles. No code needed. FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. Ends 9/29.

ANN TAYLOR LOFT: Flash sale until 10am Friday ($50 off $100 spent and $60 off $100 spent with your LoveLoft card. Use code FLASH

BANANA REPUBLIC: $25 off every $100 you spend. Use code BRHERENOW FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50. Ends 9/30.

EXPRESS: Semi-Annual Clearance Sale, up to 60% off.

GAP: Extra 25% off your purchase. Use code EXTRA Ends 9/29. FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

J CREW: Extra 30% off final sale styles. Extra 40% off with your J.Crew card. Use code PICKASALE $5 flat-rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders of $150+

NORDSTROM: Clearance Sale! Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

ZAPPOS: Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing.

Have a stylish weekend!

Steal Her Style: Kate Beckinsale

September 25, 2014 | Heather

I just may be her number one fan. Kate Beckinsale always has my vote, whether she’s dressed for walking the red carpet or strolling the streets. When I saw this easy-breezy fall look from her, I had to nab it for my own. Simple and fresh, Kate layers some of my favorite fall essentials flawlessly together: a peachy-nude sweatshirt, a figure-hugging light blue skinny, and a rough-and-tumble suede bootie. But it’s the accessories that make this a celebrity-worthy outfit, and that’s why when I’m done writing this I’m dashing out for a pale blue quilted purse and a pair of cat eye wayfayers! Whether you’re shopping with your gal pals or hanging out with your kids in the park, this spring-ready outfit will make you feels as fresh-faced as Kate Beckinsale.

1. Frenchi Long Sleeve Pullover: Almost a sweater, I love the peachy color of this long sleeve pullover. Paired with jeans and a bootie, it’s a comfy top that’s cute enough to meet the girls for lunch in. The lovely pinky nudes and neutrals of last summer are back again…and I couldn’t be happier!

2. Joie Rigby Booties: A style staple in my closet, I love the way this fog-colored suede bootie transitions from winter to spring without a hitch. Paired with a light-colored skinny and pastel top, it’s both cozy and fresh at the same time.

3. Love Quotes Eyelash Rayon Scarf: Available in fall-ready tones, the¬† Love Quotes Eyelash Rayon Scarf is made of a delicate, airy weave that’s both seasonally appropriate and still warm enough to ward off a chilly fall breeze. I’m in love with its natural, no-fuss eyelash fringe!

4. Black Orchid Black Jewel Legging: Jeggings offer a light and tight sillhouette, and that’s why I’m picking up the celebrity-favorite Black Orchid Black Jewel Legging (worn by fashionistas like Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria). Pick up a pale denim pair to wear spring into summer.

5. J. Crew Favorite Tank: It’s a tradition. When I set out on my spring shopping trip, I always pick up at least two crisp white layering tanks. I layer with them all summer long, so last year’s are in need of replacing. J. Crew’s are the perfect mix of boyfriend with a feminine fit.

6. J. Crew Thick Cat Eye Wayfarer: The vintage vibe is back again. Channel your inner Zooey Deschanel with these cat eye wayfarers, a combo of two of the most classic frames out there. The warm caramel-color complements any skin tone.

7. Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag: Ditch the oversized tote, and swing into spring with a prim little shoulder bag. This quilted beauty is done up in pale blue leather, a color that complements fall’s pop of color craze. A woven leather chain strap is the perfect finishing touch.

Win It! The I.O. Metro Gold Serving Tray

September 24, 2014 | Heather

Can you believe it‚Äôs already the end of September? That means the Holidays are just around the corner. I.O. Metro and I have teamed up for a great Instagram Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a gorgeous piece that will set the stage for a stylish event for your home….the I.O. Metro Gold Square Tray. This gold tray can be placed on a large ottoman to sit drinks on, or group a set of candle holders together and create a centerpiece.

Bonus!!! The winner will also receive another surprise designer piece for their home that compliments this tray beautifully!

To Enter The Giveaway!

1. Follow @CelebStyleGuide & @iometro

2. Tag your BFF on the Instagram post

3.  Like The Post on Instagram

Contest Ends October 15th…..Good Luck!!!

Best Blogger Fashion: Fabulous Manhattan

September 23, 2014 | Heather

Leather Pants: J Brand, Mules: Zara (Similar), Bag: Saint Laurent, Sunglasses: Opening Ceremony, Sweater: Zara

Flared pants are definitely back and they are coming in different and cool qualities such as leather, wool and denim. The ones I’m wearing are from J Brand and they are gorgeous. I love the hand feel and of course the fitting. I styled them up with a cool Zara grey sweater (new collection), black satin mules and my fabulous Betty by Saint Laurent. ~fashionvibe

Street Style: Most Eye-Catching Looks From Milan Fashion Week

September 23, 2014 | Heather

Skirt: Mason By Michelle Mason // Sweater: A.L.C. // Bag: Chanel

After New York and London, fashion’s finest are heading to Milan Fashion Week for the latest looks from Italy’s best designers‚ÄĒand of course, top-notch gelato. And as usual, some of the best fashion moments are happening off the runways‚ÄĒwe’ve spotted bloggers, editors and It girls alike in their front row best. I love this Model Off Duty‚Ĩ look worn by Daria Strokous.

Love Her Outfit! Nikki Reed

September 22, 2014 | Heather

Jacket: AllSaints | Denim: Blank NYC | Satchel: She + Lo | Pumps: Manolo Blahnik |

Fine, we admit it: We chose this photo for the shoes and lipstick alone. But what’s in between those two pops of red ain’t bad either. Nikki Reed goes the classic bad-girl route in jeans (how cool that they’re two-tone, right?), a striped tee, an AllSaints leather moto jacket and a She + Lo bag. Wearing the edgy ensemble with those Manolo Blahniks (as opposed to flat boots) and a red pout gives it a Sandy-at-the-end-of-Grease vibe.

Blogger Outfit Inspiration!

September 19, 2014 | Heather


sweater: j.crew (also in black) | top: j.crew | denim: citizens of humanity | a satchel: kate spade | booties: steve madden | necklace: stella & dot

Check Out These steals & deals:

BANANA REPUBLIC: Fall Sale, Up To 50% off EVERYTHING in the ENTIRE STORE. Use code BREXTRA FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50. Ends 9/21.

GAP: 35% off your ONLINE purchase. Use code SPOT Ends 9/21. FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

J CREW: 25% off full-price styles & extra 30% off final sale styles. Use code SHOPFORFALL $5 flat-rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders of $150+

NORDSTROM: Triple Points. Ends 9/21. Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

REVOLVE: Save up to 50% off more than 2,400 styles

Have a stylish weekend!

Get The Look: Elle Strauss Shows Us How To Wear A Utilitarian Skirt

September 19, 2014 | Heather

“I’m wearing a Josh Goot top and skirt, Sophie Hulme bag and 3.1 Philip Lim shoes. My jewellery is Pamela Love for ShopBop.” ~Elle

Elle Strauss is a true chameleon, whose style continually evolves and in this instance, the Fashion Director of Shopbop brilliantly executes the proper way to wear a utilitarian skirt. The khaki green wrap-effect skirt by Josh Goot will be a season essential for the coming months, but can be worn year-round because of it’s sharp cut and versatile color. Elle paired her skirt with a Josh Goot cut-out crop top, 3.1 Phillip Lim black gold-chain heels and added a pop of color with Sophie Hulme’s magenta crossbody bag. In terms of accessories, Elle kept the gold theme throughout her look and wore a Pamela Love pendant necklace.