Plenty of Peplum

You’ve been seeing celebrities on red carpets wearing some extra fabric around their waist. You’re probably staring at it with mixed feeling, it’s attractive in a weird way. Well that little bunched up fabric at the waist line is called a peplum and I’m sure you’ve seen it before on the edges of blazers and jackets. Recently, when the trend came in this year, it’s just gotten  more exaggerated and been popping up on dresses and skirts. It’s been featured on the runway from the fall of 2011, through Spring/Summer of 2012 and is expected to reappear when the colder months come in. Keep reading for pictures of the runway, peplum dresses on celebs, and what peplum pieces you could add to your wardrobe to spice up your look… Continue reading

Pop of Neon

One of my favorite ways to wear lace is to wear it in a dress. A white lace dress is classy, elegant, and can be worn in many different ways. Today, I chose this beautiful lace white dress with a neon yellow collar. The contrast between classy and trendy works very well in this dress.  I didn’t want to make the whole outfit too neon, so I simply matched the nail polish to the collar of the dress. Then, I accessorized with gold because gold and white work wonderfully together. To add a little retro twist into the outfit, I chose cat-eye sunglasses.

Pop of Neon

Cream lace dress-$43 (lulus.com) ; Sandals-$40 (target.com) ; Gold bangles-$15 (target.com) ; Rhinestone bracelet-$6.80 (forever21.com) ; Big Gold Cuff-$5.80 (forever21.com) ; Cat eye sunglasses-$9.99 (urbanoutfitters.com) ; Neon nail polish-$6 (americanapparel.net)
Collage created by Annabelle with the help of Polyvore.com. Pictures are from corresponding websites.

How to: Ombre Nails

Ombre has made an appearance everywhere. From shirts, to pants, to hair, and to nails, people really seem to love the new ombre trend. Today i’ll show you how you can transform your nails into a beautiful ombre design. Although they look extremely complicated and extravagant, you will be surprised how easy it is to paint you nails with  beautiful ombre design. Keep reading to see how you can DIY ombre nails!

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Trend 2 Try: Arm Candy

Arm Candy Title #armcandy, #armparty, you’ve seen it all on twitter, instagram, and facebook. Stacking jewelry on your arm is one of the recent trends to hit the female population. You can stack bracelets, wraps, watches, bangles, cuffs, basically anything that goes on your arm. It’s bright and colorful, and there’s virtually no rules at all! The bracelets don’t necessarily need to match, so you can wear a silver watch with a gold chain bracelet and a hot pink wrap around and you’re hosting a party on your arm (that sounds so silly!). All the different colors and patterns are put together to create one giant (or small) splash of color to your outfit. So let’s add a little #armcandy to #bubbly…  Continue reading

The Lace Trend

Louis Vuitton Spring Runway 2012 (later worn by Elle Fanning)

Lace was definitely a trend all over the runways for this spring and summer. Lace dresses, lace shoes, lace shorts are all in, and I’m absolutely loving it! This trend is initially inspired by Kate Middleton’s wedding dress (from the oh-so popular Royal Wedding in 2011), and the numerous other lace pieces the prince’s bride has worn. Now it’s the in-pattern (or texture) of the summer! I mean, who doesn’t want to follow in royalty’s footsteps! Keep Reading for pictures, lace clothing pieces and more…

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Changing Form

Here, Kate Winslet Sparkles in a Stella McCartney dress. The brighter white on the upper body emphasizes Winslet’s bust while the contrasting black and white on the lower half changes the appearance of her body shape.

Ever since the Venice Film Festival, where beautiful Kate Winslet wore a black and white optical illusion dress, I have been admiring the beauty of optical illusions. The most common form of this dress is with two colors—a light color and a dark one. I’m sure I know why many celebrities would be attracted to this kind of dress, as it can drastically change ones figure. Helloooo curves!

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Trend 2 Try: Neons!

Kim Kardashian

We’re starting off this blog with a bright entrance! Highlighter colors are a huge trend this summer. It’s fun, summery, and girly. Celebrities from Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, to Willow Smith and Vanessa Hudgens have all been wearing this bright trend. Keep reading to see pictures, clothing, and more!

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